Shendish Manor Wedding Venue DJ Disco in Hemel Hempstead. Wedding and Events DJ offering quality, stylish wedding discos and venue mood lighting for your wedding or event at Shendish Manor in Hertfordshire. Recommended wedding DJ for Manor Farm Barn Bicester & Hotel Du Vin Henley
SM Discos are renowned throughout the wedding industry for providing the most exceptional discos
If you're looking for a DJ for your wedding at Shendish Manor then you've come to the right place! It can be a daunting prospect, getting the music right for your guests... but that's what I'm here for.
If you're like me, you've probably been to plenty of weddings where the music has been... let's say 'dated'. Well it's about time you got something better, much cooler and more modern for your money.
We are professional DJs, only use the best equipment and always carry back ups incase anything goes wrong. When you book your disco through us you have total peace of mind that your entertainment is in good hands and that you will not be let down.
All our wedding discos come with FREE mood lighting.
We are fully insured, all our equipment is PAT tested & we now accept credit card payments for your security and peace of mind
"Morning Kai, just a note to say a huge thank you for Saturday night. You did a brilliant job and had the dancefloor packed all night long which in our view is the sign of a great party. Happy to recommend you to others and hope we might need you again one day. Thanks again and best wishes" Liz, Grant & Maddie Berkeley
Shendish Manor Wedding Discos
Shendish Manor, London, Apsley, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP3 0AA
Shendish Manor Hotel is at the forefront of hospitality – our aim is to create the perfect day. Set in 160 acres of beautiful and idyllic countryside, it is hard to believe that we are just 20 minutes way from central London by train.
Whether your Wedding is a small occasion for 20 to a large gathering for 400, Shendish Manor has the facilities you require.
The Manor building dates back to 1853 and exudes charm and timeless elegance. The Manor House is an ideal space to host your wedding for up to 94 guests during the day, and up to 160 in the evening. The Manor has its own entrance, a spacious and refined lounge area and private bar. With many original features including high ornate ceilings, oak panelling, Jacobean fireplace and a sweeping staircase - there are a number of unique photo opportunities to take advantage of.
The Manor House opens out onto the grounds of the estate and the Dutch gardens – perfect for enjoying your drinks reception, and another opportunity to capture some great photos.
The Manor Gardens also provide an option for an outside civil ceremony. We are licensed to up to 120 people for an outside ceremony, under the stone gazebo.
The Contemporary addition to the Hotel has added the spacious Apsley Suite to seat a maximum of 320 guests banquet style, or 400 guests theatre style for a ceremony. The suite is complete with kitchen space, allowing us to hire the Apsley Suite on a dry-hire basis.
The Apsley Suite opens up onto its own private walled Gardens, with a water feature. The suite boasts an abundance of air conditioned space, elegant décor and sparkling chandeliers to create a perfect backdrop for your celebrations.
The Apsley Suite is the perfect choice for the larger celebration. We have long standing relationships with caterers within the Asian, Jewish and Greek communities.
• Civil Ceremony & Civil Partnership License
• Dry Hire Available• Located in 160 acres of Hertfordshire's Finest Countryside
• Exclusive Use of the Venue available
• Capacity from 20 - 400
• Car Parking available Complimentary
SM Discos are highly experienced Wedding & Events DJs. We provide a highly experienced reliable service all over Hertfordshire.
Wedding DJ Hemel Hempstead SM Discos provides the client with the ultimate professional mobile disco experience. I will tailor my performance to exactly suit your requirements and offer a rage of wedding disco packages
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!
I thoroughly understand that selecting a good DJ isn’t always an easy thing to do. There are many poor DJ’s who will quote you a very low price which may be tempting but as with many things, you get what you pay for. In my case, you will be having an excellent service from a very experienced DJ with top quality equipment, and above all, an amazing reputation. Please look at the Testimonials page. My fees reflect the service that I offer, and the very high standard of equipment & entertainment on the night. I am not the cheapest but I am certainly not the most expensive. I am happy to discuss your requirements by email, on the phone or even in person and I certainly won’t put any pressure on you to book me. I will always provide you with a detailed quotation and if accepted will send a contract with all the details set out clearly.
If you are getting married in Hemel Hempstead and are looking for a great DJ for your wedding please contact us now for availability
Premier Wedding DJ & Disco service. We provide the Perfect Entertainment for your amazing wedding at Shendish Manor
Every event is different so you won’t be getting the same old playlist but we will work together to create something personal for you. All the songs you love and none of the tired clichés you hate!
As well as having the perfect choice of music, you need to have a great system to play it through and I have several options to cater from 40 – 400 guests.
For weddings the visual impact is very important, whether you want cool and elegant or a big WOW factor SM Discos can offer something to your taste. I have uplighting to bring your colour scheme together and a choice of effects from projecting your names to scattering hearts across the floor during your first dance. A confetti shower is fabulous for THAT memorable photo!
SM Discos provide a cool and stylish set up wedding disco set up at Shendish Manor using the best top of the range equipment. We are the recommended wedding djs for Manor Farm Barn Oxford, Fredricks Hotel & Spa Maidenhead, Hotel Du Vin & Bix Manor in Henley On Thames
SM Discos - Frequently asked questions
Q. How much do you charge for a wedding / event disco at Shendish Manor?
There are so many variables when it comes to an event. Our price depends on a number of things, fundamentally the length, location and the size of the event. However, more and more people want something special, and we offer a number of different solutions which we can both tailor to your budget, but also ensuring you get what you most wanted. Take a look at our wedding packages here. We are based here in Marlow so are able to set up any equipment at any time during the day, whatever works best for you.
SM Discos has a first-class reputation, we have worked hard to ensure we deliver quality at a good price. Although we are not the cheapest, we are also not the most expensive. Generally if you are scouting around for the lowest price we often wont be able to compete. It’s the old saying “you get what you pay for”.
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. Will you be suitably dressed for the occasion?
I understand that it is very important that the DJ looks the part by dressing in formal or semi-formal attire. I usually wear a suit at a wedding . I always dress in smart trousers & shirt for other functions. Please feel free to specify the type of apparel that I should use at your function. I have no added fee for formal attire, as this is part of my service.
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?
Some DJ services brag about a huge music library. I know of some DJ’s that brag about having 100,000 songs. Maybe so, but their music collection is most probably illegally downloaded and is generally of a low audio quality. Every song in my database is owned on original CD, and I generally bring 50,000 songs on the night. I have a vast range of music covering almost every era. If you request a song that I am unable to locate beforehand, then you are more than welcome to supply this on a CD.
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.
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