Wedding DJ in Oxfordshire - Acon Barn Stadhampton. SM Discos provide a stylish wedding disco with mood uplighting, light up letters & photo booths

Acon Barn, Stadhampton, Oxfordshire - Wedding Venue 

Acorn Barn Wedding Venue, Acorn Nursery Milton Road Stadhampton Oxfordshire OX44 7XX

In the heart of the Oxfordshire countryside, welcome to the wonderfully intimate wedding venue at Acorn Barn!

The story of our wedding barn at Acorn Nursery began in 2016 for our daughter's wedding. A day we will never forget, it was a truly beautiful occasion! Spacious and flexible, with the surrounding gardens and flower farm exclusively yours for the day, it is the ideal location for an intimate wedding day.

We offer a complete ‘dry hire’ of our venue, giving you the ability to create a DIY wedding that is unique to you as a couple. The barn can accommodate 150 seated guests – meaning that you can surround yourself with every last one of your loved ones!

When booking with us at Acorn Barn, you have use of our venue from 2 days before the special day, to midday 2 days after. This gives you time to settle into our gorgeous surroundings, and create a wonderfully bespoke setting at your own leisure! You can decorate the barn and surrounding area as you wish, as long as it is returned to its original condition by the Monday.

With the picturesque Oxfordshire countryside as your backdrop, there are few more scenic venues that Acorn Barn for your wedding photos and drinks reception! We do not charge a corkage - you bring your own drinks or mobile bar.

You are also at your own leisure to find a caterer for your wedding breakfast, who can serve up some delicious treats for you and your guests.

We now hold a wedding ceremony license so you are able to get married in the Barn.

Wedding DJ at Acorn Barn in Oxfordshire

Although I have performed at many hundreds of weddings over the years I understand that each one is special and unique. Therefore I do not have a preset music list in my mind to play from. It is important to be very adaptable and cater for everyone’s unique tastes and needs. By watching closely the audience in a room, an experienced DJ can instinctively sense the kind of music that will keep the party going and the dancefloor full. I am also happy to play request from your guests (as long as they are appropriate) and I also encourage the bride and groom to come up with songs that are special and personal to them. This will give me an idea of the types of music you would like to be played, and you can also request the styles NOT to be played!

If you are looking to get married in Oxfordshire and need a DJ please contact us for a quote

We LOVE playing at The Compleat Angler in Marlow.  We install uplighting free with every wedding disco and can even supply background music, magic mirror photo booths, casino tables and music light up love letters.

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f you are getting married in Oxfordshire and are looking for a wedding DJ please contact me using the form below

Acorn Barn wedding Venue,

Acorn Nursery,

Milton Road,

Stadhampton
Oxfordshire, OX44 7XX

SM Discos - Recommended wedding DJ in Oxford

From funk, house and drum and bass, to indie anthems, pop and R'n'B, I can confidently play the music that will make you and your guests dance like no one's watching.

Great music is vital to the success of every wedding and is often one of the last things to be thought about. You'll probably forget what the cake tasted like but it's unlikely you'll forget your nan throwing some shapes to the House Of Pain's 'Jump Around'!

I endeavour to mash up the old with the new, to create a sound that’s both familiar and refreshing at the same time. 

I'm not going to play the same old tired music from start to finish, instead I'll be mixing completely live from a selection of records tailor-made to please everyone from your grandparents to your coolest of friends. After all, who wants to be at another wedding where you have to endure 'YMCA' or 'The Birdie Song' ...AGAIN! 

In the past I have DJed as resident DJ for Eclectic Bars, Fever, Walkabout Bars, Pacha, Ministry Of Sound FM & Hed Kandi to name just a few. I am not just a guy with a load of cool equipment. Im a professional DJ who can play to your crowd!

PRE-EVENT

Get in touch and we can organise a FREE no obligation consultation to talk about your event in more detail, finding out about the music you love and of course the music you don't! Plus it's a chance for us just to get to know each other. I can come to you anywhere in or around Oxford or if that isn't possible, or you're based further a field, then we can easily set up a Skype session...

Then it's on to the soundtrack for your reception... from the first dance to the last. I will build your bespoke playlist from as little or as much information that you can give me about the music that you LOVE. It's over to me then... let me fill in the gaps that will keep your party alive!

WHAT YOU GET ON THE DAY

A personal, bespoke music selection for your wedding reception

A modern, professional sound & lighting installation

A stylish DJ Booth

Venue mood lighting

Full public liability insurance

Safe & fully PAT tetsted 

A experienced and professional DJ who can play to a diverse crowd.

"Absolutely no hesitation in recommending Kai to anybody after a top quality disco for their wedding (or any other event for that matter). Read the mood and dance-floor at every moment, timing requests with great skill and diplomacy - has been mentioned by many of our guests, and venue staff, as an outstanding feature of our wedding". - Jon C - Wedding disco at The Compleat Angler in Marlow

Frequently asked questions

Q. Can you provide a written contract if I book you & testimonials from previous clients?

 When a booking is made with me, a contract is sent which contains all the details as agreed including the date, times, venue, names and contact details. I will also note any specified music requests and any other services that may have been added. Some recent testimonials are shown on my website.

Q. Do you use professional equipment?

There is a big difference between the audio equipment that you have at home and the equipment that a professional DJ like myself uses. Professional audio equipment is built to go on the road day in and day out. I will only use the best professional equipment on the market to ensure the music sounds as good as possible for all of your guest’s enjoyment. The lighting that I use is second to none, LED moving head lighting effects and computer controlled lasers. All of the equipment on my shows is state of the art professional DJ equipment, which is regular serviced by authorised engineers and all of my electrical equipment is PAT tested annually.

Q. Do you have back-up equipment?

Although the equipment that I use is highly reliable and has never let me down I understand that accidents can happen when there are people enjoying themselves and there are drinks around. As a professional I always bring spare equipment to every function to cover every eventuality.

Q. What would happen if you were to get ill on the day of my wedding?

In all of the years that I have been a professional DJ I can honestly say that I have never had to cancel a booking due to illness. However, being as established as I am I know many other professional DJ’s who I could call upon in the unlikely event that I were not able to fulfill the booking.

Q. Have you DJed at the Compleat Angler before?

We sure have! We live about a 5 minute drive from the venue and have DJed at lots of weddings at The Compleat Anger! You can see some of our pics over on our gallery page.

Q. Do you know the proper procedure and etiquette for a wedding?

I am a highly respected professional DJ, and will be prepared to handle all announcements and special events during your wedding entertainment. On average, I perform at around 40 weddings each year but each one is special and unique.

Q. Are you registered and insured, and is your equipment tested regularly?

I am a professional DJ & businessman. I ensure that I have adequate Public Liability Insurance (PLI) and regularly get all of my electrical equipment tested to ensure that I comply with the standards required for Portable Appliance Testing (PAT). I carry full Public Liability Insurance, covering myself for £10 Million.

Q. Will you arrive on time?

I know that punctuality is an ultimate necessity, and as a professional, I am thoroughly aware of my responsibilities to my clients. The normal time spent setting up and removing equipment is never a part of the entertainment fee, unlike some other DJ’s. The setup time depends on the package chosen and the ease of access to the room, but generally I arrive on site one hour prior although it usually takes about 30 minutes. I am extremely punctual and ensure that I have the correct venue details & address at the time of booking. All venue address & contact details will be on the contract in advance.

Q. Will it be you that does the show and not somebody else?

I do not act as an agency, and do not have anybody working for me. You can be assured that  I will be the DJ who will perform for you and your guests on the night!

Q. Are you willing to discuss musical selections ahead of time, and be willing to play requests, particularly if they are suitable for dancing?
Of course. As a professional DJ, I am very aware that I cannot possibly know everything there is to know about your musical preferences. There is no”right or wrong” with music and everybody has their own individual tastes. A song on one person’s playlist might be another person’s “please don’t play list” so I am more than willing to listen to your thoughts, ideas and suggestions. I will never play the songs that you have asked me not to play. Special or unusual requests are never a problem and I am always happy to play them when appropriate.

Obviously it is not possible for me to have every song in the world with me, so I always encourage people to list any special “must play” tracks to enable me to purchase the music if I don’t already own it. Guests will sometimes request songs that do not “fit-in” with the music programming that has been indicated by the bride and groom. Some may request inappropriate songs. I am a highly Professional entertainer and I know when it is acceptable to honour requests.

Q. So can we provide you with a song list?

Yes. Some people give me a list and others don’t. You can list as many or as few songs as you like. Most song last 3 or 4 minutes so that means about 15 to 20 songs per hour. Try to come up with songs that you like to dance to rather than songs that you like to listen to though.

If you don’t want to do a list that is fine. It is my job to quickly gauge the crowd and play the appropriate music that will keep the dancefloor full.

Q. How much music do you bring?

Every song in my database is owned on original CD, iTunes or DJ download and I generally bring 50,000 songs on the night. I have a vast range of music covering almost every era. If there are any songs requested before the event I make sure I have every song requested on the night.

 

Q. Will you play cheesy songs such as the Birdie Dance & Agadoo all night?

The stereotypical image of a wedding disco is of a guy that will only play the very cheesy hits all night long. I take great care in each of the songs that I select. At weddings I usually play a broad mix of music for everyone but I know where to draw the line so I wouldn’t normally play nasty cheesy music unless I was specifically asked to by the Bride & Groom.

 

Q. Will the music be too loud?

The music volume should be kept at an appropriate level so it doesn’t ‘interfere’ with the event. Throughout all segments of the reception, cocktail hour, dinner and dancing, the music should add to, or help create the proper atmosphere. During dinner the music should be at a level to provide a pleasant atmosphere while people are enjoying their meal. The music level shouldn’t be so loud that it is distracting when you are engaged in conversation. As the event progresses towards the dancing portion of the event I will gradually increase the volume and tempo. The increase is mainly concentrated on the dance floor, and my sound systems are always placed in the correct manor. This adds to the overall excitement of the party. I will always work to your preference.

Giant light up wedding love letter hire in Oxford 

We can now also offer giant illuminated Love letters for hire in Oxford. Our light up letters are very popular for weddings, with a lot of couples using them as a fantastic backdrop for all of their important and special pictures, as well as helping to add the perfect personal touch to their venue. We are also more than happy to work alongside your wedding or party planner. We are already booking up fast for next summer so if you are looking for wedding letter hire in Marlow or the surrounding areas please contact us for availability.

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