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This was our second visit to Elmore Court, and the first wedding we have played here when everything was held inside. That said, it will probably only be another month or so before we will start finding ourselves at outdoor ceremony and drinks receptions. However, for the moment the UK is still engaged with the occasional bout of snowfall. But fortunately not for Sam-Marie and Ben’s wedding at the beautiful Elmore Court in Gloucestershire.

The Wedding

Sam-Marie and Ben
Saturday 4 March 2023
Elmore Court, Gloucestershire

The Wedding Ceremony

Elmore Court Ceremonies are held in the Hall which is a great space for your wedding to start.

We set up at the back of the room which kept the front clear for the registrars, videographers and photographers but also gave us a great view of the ceremony.

Sam-Marie had chosen some great music for the ceremony which included:

Pre Ceremony
Marry you
Can’t help falling in love
Iris- goo goo dolls
How long will I love you
All of me

Bridal Entrance
A Thousand years

At last

Can you feel the love tonight

Drinks Reception

For the drinks reception we moved to the other end of the Hall and positioned ourselves near a doorway so that we could provide music into the rooms where the drinks reception was being held. Often with indoor drinks receptions this is a better option as it means we can ‘evenly spread’ the music across a room rather than actually being in the same space as the guests particularly if it is a crowded space.

The danger of inserting yourself into the middle of a room which is full of people is that the sound just ends up deafening the people right next to you or being lost in amongst the sea of people. Anyway at Elmore court this position worked perfectly as people were spreading between several spaces for the duration of the drinks reception.

The Wedding Breakfast

For the wedding breakfast we relocated to the award winning Gillyflower.

“The Gillyflower” is for dinner and dancing.

This is the ballroom, the marquee, the place for festivities….

Built sustainably from Estate materials using traditional methods yet designed in a contemporary fashion. It’s something Elmore Court are very proud of and is different to anything else out there.

The Gillyflower is a “future-rustic” dinner and dancing venue that has been designed to work with larger and smaller parties (anything from around 60 to 200 and beyond) with walls made from Rammed Earth and timber sourced from Elmore woodlands. It has a meadow roof that blends with the adjacent fields and stunning windows that frame the views over the English countryside.

We played a range of popular, contemporary and jazz numbers during the wedding breakfast. Generally we tend to go a little more upbeat during the drinks reception and then into a more chilled lounge jazz style set during the meal as thats often a more ‘background’ set. You can hear the range of music we play by checking our our listen page where there are over 200 tracks.

The acoustics of the Gillyflower worked extremely well with our Electric Cello and Nord Stage Piano and so we hope there was something for everyone in terms of music.

Jules improvising some jazz during the wedding meal

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