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Gotta love the Cheshire set! I perform in towns and countries up and down the UK, its great to get out and about and see so many wonderful wedding venues.. Cheshire has become one of my favourite areas to perform, from the stunning countryside to the many fantastic wedding venues, it really offers an amazing area to host your big day.. Its also not to far from Wing headquarters.. Bonus!

Heres a list of some of the venues that I’ve been lucky enough to provide wedding entertainment, in and around Cheshire:

Heaton House Farm

Sandhole Oak Barn 

Mere Golf and Country Club 

Thornton Manor 

Peckforton Castle 

Styal Lodge

Carden Park

Rowton Hall Hotel

Knowsley Hall 

 

Thats just a few of my favourites, and if your looking at getting married in Cheshire you wont go far wrong with those choices..

Providing wedding entertainment in Cheshire really gets my juices going, mainly due to the crowds that these events bring, friendly and fun people, i know that a great crowd will bring out the best in my entertainment style.. Its all about the people – people..

Anyhow, thanks for reading my Cheshire rant, i hope those venues give you some inspiration, and don’t forget if you need some advise on wedding entertainment, i’m here for you..

Heres a little video, featuring some awesome venues.. Enjoy

 

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Terry and Helen were married at the stunning Beamish Hall 20 miles outside of Newcastle. This wedding had everything going for it? Great venue, great weather, great guests (great singer lol) not to mention top duo photographers Simon Hudspeth and co.. A great atmosphere till the very last bell.. Below are the pics kindly donated from Simon.. Enjoy Read More

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The Stunning Mitton Hall

The heroes at Mitton Hall will make your wedding day something truly awesome!! One of my firm favourites from a big list of venues that i’ve performed at and without doubt a great choice for your wedding day!

Dave pictured below is on hand to make sure everything runs smoothly on your wedding day

I love singing at Mitton Hall, theres always a great atmosphere and friendly feel!

Should definitely be on your list of potential venues.

Check them out here Mitton Hall

So once you find the perfect venue you will need the perfect entertainment to help your day go with a swing..

Check out this post and get some great tips…How to Hire Wedding Entertainment

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You’ve got the perfect dress, you’ve got the perfect venue, everything is looking good for your big day..

But are looks the most important thing on your wedding day?

Although its important to have a great look at your wedding, its certainly not what your main focus should be on?

Think back to some of the weddings you have attended, and try and remember the best ones..

My guess is the best weddings you’ve attended had great entertainment, and offered something a little different than the rest.

Can you remember the place cards, or the favors…Probably not..

However, i bet you can remember dancing all night to a great band, or being surprised during the wedding breakfast when the toastmaster starting singing!!

Its the feel of the wedding that matters, and the atmosphere. Having a great atmosphere at your wedding, where people are relaxed and enjoying themselves is what will make the difference and give you and your guests some great memories.

Getting the right entertainment for you.

When choosing entertainment for you big there are a few things that you need to take into account.

Here are my top tips to choosing the perfect entertainment:

TIP 1. Booking Direct or using an agent?

It’s much better to deal with the artist direct rather than booking through an agent or company.

Reasons why

You can get to know your artist
You will be cutting out the middleman
You will get a better picture of what they do
You will get a better more personal service including private consultations etc
You will build up a nice relationship before the event, ensuring a relaxed atmosphere on the day.

TIP 2. Homework

If you have an artist in mind do some homework on them. Ask other suppliers or friends if they have seen them perform and get their feedback.

Google them.

Check the Internet, most artists have a website that will give details on their service, quite often a naf website can mean a not so great artist.

TIP 3. Website.

What to look for on their site?

Demo music is a must so you can hear how they sound.
Video clips are also good so you can see the act performing

Look for feedback or testimonials from past clients, this is the service history of the act. Would you buy a car without service history? If you do you risk the car not being reliable, it’s the same when booking singers.

TIP 4. Volume Levels and Professionalism (Important)

If you are bringing in an artist to perform during the wedding breakfast (recommended) it is extremely important to make sure they set their volume levels correct. The last thing you want is to blast the ears off your guests! They should be professional enough to know how to handle this situation.

It’s not their day, it’s yours, they are there to enhance the day, not dominate it.

This point is important and needs consideration, an inexperienced artist could get this wrong and risk messing up a crucial part of your day.

TIP 5. How to Book

If you like what you see on their site get in contact and ask for a brochure or demo CD.

Once you are happy with the site, brochure and demo CD the best thing to do is arrange a meeting.

When you meet up listen to what they are offering and have some questions ready.

Questions to ask.

1. How long have you been singing?
2. Terms of booking i.e deposits etc
3. Do you come with your own PA music system
4. Ask about volume levels
5. Ask if they have liability insurance, some venues won’t accept artists without it.
6. Ask if their equipment is Pat tested (electrical safety test)

Thats it, these tips are designed to help you on your quest to creating a fantasic wedding day.

By employing these tips you will be one step ahead and have confidence that you are bringing in quality on the biggest day of your life.

Good Luck

Best Wishes

Howard Wing

Pictures courtesy of Lana Davies and Jonny Draper

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