Celtic Manor wedding band hire
Celtic Manor…the very name conjures up an ancient stately building, a princely ancestral homeland sitting atop a Welsh mountain. Well, not quite – it’s actually a modern five star luxury hotel spa and golf venue situated in Newport; so the Welsh part is right. It also caters to wedding parties and business functions in the easy to access Manor suite, which boasts room for up to 200 guests and a dance floor.
Last month, Celtic Manor could also boast a performance from the West Midlands’ finest function bands, Four On The Floor. Why did we travel so far outside our ancestral homeland? Because we were asked, of course! Sian and Adam chose us from several other acts they had considered, and as ever we put on a superb live show that kept people on the dance floor all night.
But we’re getting ahead of ourselves. The preparation for a typical Four On The Floor booking actually starts months before the big day – specifically at the point when the booking is confirmed by you, the client. Once you agree to hire us, we draft up a contract for you to review. If you’re happy to sign it, we requested a signed copy and a small deposit in order to confirm the booking with the balance to be paid on the night of your function. How easy is that?
And then the fun starts. We have a conversation about your ideal timings, song requests and any other requirements you may have. In Sian and Adams’ case, they asked us to arrive at 5pm and start setting up our equipment, which is actually quite unusual as guests were already seated and enjoying their wedding breakfast, but bride and groom told us they were absolutely happy for us to start setting up during this time – something we would not normally do as we don’t want to disrupt the meal and we NEVER soundcheck during meals or speeches.
Anyway, after the speeches were finished, we played started our DJ set. DJ set, we hear you ask? Yes indeed, we provide DJ-style music as standard at every booking we play, free of charge. You’ll love this because it means you don’t have to hire a separate DJ; we’ll take care of it for you. Our DJ playlist extends to around 24,000 songs, which means that we’ll be able to play almost any DJ request your guests ask for on the night.
This is just one of the things that convinced Sian and Adam to hire Four On The Floor. They also loved the fact that we were able to perform their first dance – “How long will I love you?”, the Ellie Goulding cover, as well as Mr. Brightside, The Killers, Sex on Fire, Kings of Leon, Happy, Pharrell Williams and some classic songs such as Soul Man, Sam and Dave, Signed, sealed delivered by Stevie Wonder and a couple of classic rock numbers – Summer of ’69 by Bryan Adams and I saw her standing there by the mighty Beatles.So what did the lovely bride and groom think of our performance? Adam rushed over to shake our hands at the end of the night and said, “Thank you so much guys, you played an absolute blinder! The first dance sounded amazing, Sian is so happy!” And as we all know, if the bride is happy, everyone else is happy, right?
Want to learn more? Take a look around our site. Have a listen to the MP3s, watch the video clips. Give us a call! Contact us direct on 0796 433 5657 or just go to the contact page – don’t forget to check your email address and phone number before sending your enquiry, otherwise we’ll have to communicate telepathically. We look forward to hearing from you!