My name is Dan from Shoosh Weddings and I am proud to the the Preferred Wedding DJ at Dyrham Park Golf & Country Club near Barnet.
In this article I will share with you why from a Wedding DJ perspective Dyrham park is so magical. I will also offer some tips and ideas to help you plan the perfect Dyrham Park wedding Reception!
Firstly a sentence about me, I’m Dan, a Specialist Wedding DJ based in Hertford and when I made the move from Club DJ to full time Wedding DJ a few years back Dyrham Park was my very first venue to recommend me. To say the venue is special in my eyes is a bit of an understatement…I do love the place….for a number of reasons which I will go into. Now in 2016 my company Shoosh Weddings is booming and I am preferred Wedding DJ to 10+ of the leading venues in Herts and Essex. I owe a great deal of thanks to Dyrham Park and its amazing Wedding Team.
So you will have seen the grounds and beautiful House at Dryham Park, it really is a hidden gem of a venue and not your every day, run of the mill, conveyor belt wedding experience. Dyrham Park is more exclusive and the only do a small number of weddings a year in comparison to many other venues. When booking your wedding at Dyrham Park you can be sure that very few (if any) of your guests have attended a wedding here….and thats a good thing.
The weddings team and management at Dyrham Park are awesome! Kate and the team will run the day to schedule and on time with a caring and helpful nature. I see many many weddings each year and its clear to me that the team here genuinely enjoy the whole experience and will go that extra mile and a half to make the day as special as possible for the happy couple. Actually I was the Wedding DJ at Dyrham park this Saturday just gone and at midnight the Bride (Danielle) hugged the duty manager for the evening showing just how happy she was with the efforts of the team.
Ill admit it I’m a big fan so apologies if this is a little OTT but I just say how I see it 🙂
Onto the Wedding Reception where I specialise. Dyrham Park is very flexible in terms of the evening party and has a number of options as to where the party can be held. The wedding breakfast room is a popular choice however for me hands down the Grand Hall is the ultimate and give a real WOW factor to the evening. The beauty of having your Wedding DJ and dancing in the Grand Hall is that the evening disco can be set up during the meal. This means Zero turnaround time and guests can enter the room for drinks as soon as the speeches are finished. While the doors to the grand hall are closed for speeches I like to Up Light the room to the couples colour scheme so that when the doors open guests are greeted with a real contrast to the room in the daytime……a real ooooowwwww moment
TIP….Ask your DJ to include up lighting to bring out the features of the Grand Hall. I will include FREE up lighting worth £120 for all Dyrham Park wedding clients! Check availability today!
The best place for the DJ to set up is in the corner by the fire place. This means that the grand stair case is free to be the backdrop in your first dance pictures….stunning! At Dyrham Park less is more so opt for a smaller DJ set up to maximise room for dancing. Too much sound and light will actually make it harder for the DJ to fill the dance floor so invite your DJ to meet you at the venue to discuss if they are unsure as to what works best.
TIP….Meet your potential Wedding DJ at the venue for a chat before handing over your deposit. Let he or she express to you how they will bring your Dream Dyrham Park Wedding reception to reality. I will always be happy to meet couples for a chat without obligation.
TIP….Less is more so don’t be sold the biggest sound and lighting system as it may well overpower the room. Up lighting the walls of the Great Hall looks amazing. Fairy lights on the staircase looks lovely too!
TIP….Dyrham Park Great Hall staircase is the perfect place for a bride to throw her bouquet to the single ladies below…recommend this to your photographer.
So there you have it my thoughts and tips for planning your once in a lifetime Dyrham Park Wedding. I hope that you found this helpful and would love to hear from you if you are on the hunt for a Wedding DJ who knows what it takes to deliver a unique Wedding Party which is totally you. Fell free to drop me an email today Click Here Now to check availability 🙂
If you have already chosen Dyrham Park for your big day you have made an awesome choice!
Happy Wedding Planning!
Director Shoosh Weddings
www.shooshweddings.co.uk – Hertford Office – 01992 880075