St.Anne's Manor Wokingham Wedding DJ. Professional full time wedding and event DJ offering quality, stylish wedding discos and venue mood lighting for your wedding or event at St.Anne's Manor in Wokingham. Recommended wedding DJ for Manor Farm Barn Bicester & Hotel Du Vin group
SM Discos are renowned throughout the wedding industry for providing the most exceptional discos
St.Anne's Manor Wedding Discos
St Annes Manor is nestled within 25 acres of enchanting woodland and beautiful landscaped gardens, offering a stunning backdrop for your day. With a fantastic location, traditional accommodation and warm hospitality, the hotel offers all you could need for your big day.
Whether you are dreaming of an intimate gathering or a grand occasion, Hilton St. Anne’s Manor has a variety of stylish suites to suit your event. In addition, the superb grounds are ideal for your photographs.
Both stunning suites are licensed to hold civil ceremonies. The St. Anne’s Suite can hold up to 150 guests and the Sunningdale Suite can accommodate 110. We are proud to be the only venue in Berkshire that can offer outdoor ceremonies; our unique wedding gazebo has space for up to 100 guests.
Your delicious wedding breakfast will be expertly created by our award-winning Chef. We offer complete flexibility, allowing you to tailor your menu to suit your tastes, passions and requirements. A complimentary tasting session and rehearsals ensure that everything is to your liking ahead of the big day. We also have catering options for children.
The Omnia Bar and Lounge offers the perfect setting for relaxed pre-dinner drinks and socialising with your guests. The welcoming bar area has seats overlooking the gardens, while younger guests can explore the adventure playground.
From discos and cabaret to jazz bands and string quartets, our Special Events Co-ordinator can offer suggestions to suit your evening party at competitive prices.
With 170 rooms to sleep your overnight guests, why not make the most of the hotel’s facilities? The hotel has fantastic health and leisure facilities including the Livingwell Health Club, beauty rooms, aromatherapy treatments and so much more.
My name is Kai Stafford. I am a highly experienced Wedding & Events DJ and I provide a highly experienced reliable service all over Oxfordshire and Berkshire. I am not an agency so you can be assured that when you get in contact, it is me that will be the DJ for your wedding.
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.
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Premier Wedding DJ & Disco service. We provide the Perfect Entertainment for your amazing wedding at St Annes 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 - Frequently asked questions
Q. How much do you charge for a wedding / event disco at St Annes 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. The best way for us to provide an accurate price is to contact us today to discuss your requirements. 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 confirmation letter 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 10,000 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.
SM Discos provide wedding and events Djs in Wokingham, Bracknell and surrounding areas. We supply wedding discos, Christmas party djs, birthday party djs and discos to St Annes Manor in Wokingham. If you are looking for recommended wedding or events dj in Berkshire please contact us for availability