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The Theme for Luke and Holly’s Wedding at the Gara Rock Hotel in South Devon was James Bond 007. This was very apparent in their music choices and also clear from the moment you entered the ceremony room!

Holly and Luke
Gara Rock Hotel, South Devon
Saturday 4 December 2021

Bond Themed Wedding

Themed weddings are all the rage and this is the second Bond themed wedding we have been lucky enough to play at this year. Although Luke definitely wins the prize for the most Bond songs / theme tunes in a wedding ceremony.

Every piece of music we played was either a Bond theme or a famous song from one of the films.

The Music

As with all our wedding couples, we take time to understand their music likes, and dislikes. Before every wedding we then put together a play list on our iPads so we can seamlessly perform the songs which have been requested.

Music before the ceremony

No Time To Die
From Russia With Love
Diamonds are Forever
Live and Let Die

Entrance of the Bridal Party

Nobody Does it Better

Signing of the Register

Vesper Theme
City of Lovers

Exit of the Newly Weds

We Have all the Time in the World

The Wedding Ceremony

The ceremony room at Gara Rock Hotel is nothing short of stunning. With exquisite views out across the sea and, certainly the day we were there, some perfect weather, the scene was set for a very beautiful wedding.

Prior to the ceremony the guests had been enjoying a cream tea in the hotel lounge. With the ceremony starting at 1pm, by 12.45 the guests started to gather. This was our queue to bring Bond into the building. We started with No Time to Die, the fabulous theme from the 2021 Bond film of the same name.

Right on time Holly arrived looking amazing, preceded by her Bridesmaids all in beautiful grey dresses. This was our cue to play ‘Nobody Does it Better’.

The wedding ceremony was beautiful, lead by the registrar from the Devon Registry Office and for the duration of the ceremony, outside the sun was shining. We love every single wedding that we play for and we get to meet some absolutely amazing people. This was definitely no exception. It was a perfect day for a perfect couple and we wish them every happiness as they start their married life together.

JAM Duo – Cello and Piano

We absolutely love playing for weddings. Even if they are located down some very narrow winding lanes as was the case today! The venue and the couple more than made up for the treacherous journey!!!! To be fair, it wasn’t too bad. Anticipating the Devon lanes, and the remoteness of the venue, we had pre-empted this by staying in a hotel in Paignton the night before!

This made everything a lot easier and also meant we had time for a civilised breakfast. Saturday morning traffic, particularly Southbound on the M5 can be unpredictable to say the least so, where possible, we often try to stay near the venues we are playing at to avoid not only an early start but also being delayed by traffic.

If you would like to talk to us about playing at your wedding then please do get in touch via our contact form.

Weddings which are anything but ordinary!

Scene stealing views, fresh sea air and warm welcoming atmosphere. Enjoy an extraordinary wedding like nowhere else at Gara Rock.

Gara Rock Hotel

Gara Rock his hidden away at the end of some winding rural lanes in South Devon….

But when you arrive, it is like stepping into another world. Not only is the hotel exquisite but the panoramic views….. Even on a grey, dull day Gara Rock is spectacular.


Relaxed and intimate. Traditional and formal. Indoor or outdoor celebrations, Gara Rock will create your day as you’ve always imagined it. From exquisite civil ceremonies within the hotel and beautiful outside blessings, to live music and moonlit dancing on the terrace.


When you are at Gara Rock, you are immediately made to feel welcome. The staff are friendly, attentive and will look after you. JAM Duo have played for a wedding at Gara Rock and we experienced first hand the quality of service you would expect as a guest or wedding couple.

Your Wedding Ceremony

The ceremony room at Gara Rock has stunning views out across the sea. It’s not just all about the view though. The inside is every bit as stylish and even without the view would be an amazing place to have your wedding.

Venue Details

East Portlemouth
Near Salcombe
+44 (0)1548 845 946

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