The Blackwell Grange Hotel in Darlington is a venue that the County Durham Wedding DJ team have been to many times over the years and we have bookings for this fine North East venue in the diary for years to come. We were hired to bring our Professional Mobile DJ/Mobile Disco service to the wedding reception party of Christine & David at Blackwell Grange Hotel.
County Durham Wedding DJ is not the Resident DJ at the hotel, but couples have continued to exercise their right to find and hire an independent DJ for their wedding reception at the hotel and that’s why we’ve attended and performed at many events at Blackwell Grange Hotel.
In this instance, Christine & David (pictured) felt that the service and professionalism offered by County Durham Wedding DJ was just right for their needs on such a memorable and important day in their lives. They asked us to play a wide selection of music as they knew that their guests came from all ages and had different tastes in music. The couple also selected a first and second dance that you can view in the video:
First Dance: Train – Hey Soul Sister
Second Dance: Heartland – I Loved Her First
Wedding Reception Venue: Blackwell Grange Hotel in Darlington, County Durham
The Morritt Hotel at Greta Bridge near Barnard Castle in County Durham is a venue that the County Durham Wedding DJ team attend on a very regular basis, you’ll see from our Wedding Reviews (Morritt Hotel) section of our website that we have numerous examples of the professional party services that we have conducted that the North East venue. County Durham Wedding DJ is not the Resident DJ at the venue, but it often feels like that as we have quite a few bookings for the hotel.
On this occasion, we were hired by Hollie & Richard (pictured) for their wedding reception party at The Morritt Hotel at Greta Bridge. As well as bringing our Mobile Disco/Mobile DJ service to the Barnard Castle hotel, the happy couple also hired our Projector Hire Service where we installed and collated their favourite images into a slideshow that was on display throughout their evening party.
The remit on the music front was for the County Durham Wedding DJ team to play a wide selection of music to get the guests to put their dancing shoes on and celebrate the marriage of Hollie & Richard. The other important and memorable song for the couple is, of course, their first dance and if you view the video, you’ll see that they selected Ben Folds with ‘The Luckiest’ as their first dance song.
As we have other bookings for The Morritt Hotel, we look forward to extending our professional Wedding DJ/Wedding Disco service to existing and future couples who have hired the venue to host their wedding reception party.
Wedding Reception Venue: The Morritt Hotel at Greta Bridge near Barnard Castle in County Durham
The Eden Arms Hotel at Rushyford in County Durham hosted the wedding celebrations for Melanie & Terry (pictured). We regularly provide our professional Wedding DJ/Wedding Disco services at this fine hotel as the venue staff/management see the amount of effort, quality of service and reliability we provide to our customers. It is for for that reason that we are on their list of preferred suppliers.
Melanie & Terry selected Lonestar with ‘Amazed’ as their first dance song and opted to have a second song of David Bowie’s ‘Modern Love’. The couple also provided us with a small list of their favourite selections and we made sure that we played them at an appropriate time.
The happy couple also wanted a good selection of music for their wedding reception entertainment and that’s exactly what we played on the second half of their special day.
The County Durham Wedding DJ team have also performed many Christmas Parties at the Eden Arms Hotel and if you have selected this venue for your festive party celebrations, you may well be able to sample the quality of our Mobile DJ/Mobile Disco service. You can either book tables for a group of friends or get your work colleagues together to celebrate in this fine North East venue.
Wedding Reception Venue: Eden Arms Hotel, Rushyford in County Durham
Shotton Hall is situated in Peterlee in County Durham and Katie & Anthony (pictured with some of their family members) chose this local authority run venue to host their wedding day celebrations. County Durham Wedding DJ was brought on-board to provide our professional Mobile Disco service for the happy couple.
Peterlee Town Council have a lovely venue that’s used for weddings, events, conferences, seminars and town/council business. It is located on the outskirts of Peterlee between the towns of Durham and Hartlepool and near to the A19.
The newlyweds selected County Durham Wedding DJ to provide the entertainment at their event, as opposed to using any Resident DJ or Disc Jockey that the venue may highlight. They felt that we could provide the service, skills and experience to deliver a great night on such a memorable and important part of their wedding day. We are always proud when customers feel that we are the right wedding supplier for their special day.
Katie & Anthony gave us the remit to play a wide selection of popular songs in an effort to make sure that as many guests as possible will have a selection of their favourites played. Weddings are a family event and they often need a diverse selection of appropriately chosen songs to get the guests in the mood for a great party. This is something that County Durham Wedding DJ is well experienced in as we have provided our service throughout the North East for more than two decades.
The newlyweds selected Ellie Goulding with ‘Love Me Like You Do’ as their first dance song as husband and wife and you can see that special moment in the video.
We look forward to future bookings at Shotton Hall in Peterlee and we look forward to fielding other enquiries from couples who have chosen the venue to host their wedding day.
Wedding Reception Venue: Shotton Hall, Peterlee in County Durham
Ramside Hall Hotel at Carrville in County Durham was chosen by Danielle & David (pictured) to host their wedding reception and County Durham Wedding DJ was hired by the couple to provide our Professional Mobile Disco service. County Durham Wedding DJ is hired to perform at many high class venues and events across the North East of England, but as an independent DJ company, we always like to showcase our services where venues usually have a Resident DJ.
It’s often very easy for couples to accept the guidance of Wedding Coordinators at venues to use the in-house/Resident DJ as it’s one less thing for the couple to deal with. However, there are couples who do want to spend the time on finding the right DJ for them to take charge of the second half of their wedding day celebrations. We are proud that Danielle & David felt that County Durham Wedding DJ ticked all of the boxes for the couple and that we were brought in to provide the entertainment for their party at Ramside Hall Hotel.
Many venues say that their packages include a ‘free DJ’. However, it’s often important to mention that rarely are things free and if a couple is using a venue with ‘packages’ the cost of the DJ is hidden/included in their fee (sometimes with 20% VAT on top!). When things are perceved as being free, the venue needs to strike a balance between the cost of them hiring the DJ and the quality of the DJ they use. It’s up to the venue to decide which is the most important factor and we wouldn’t like to comment on which option they go for.
In this instance, Danielle & David didn’t go for the Resident DJ and hired County Durham Wedding DJ to perform at Ramside Hall Hotel in Durham. We brought our professional Wedding DJ services to their event and took on-board their thoughts and wishes for their big day to offer a bespoke service with direct access and contact with us here at County Durham Wedding DJ.
The couple selected Ellie Goulding’s ‘How Long Will I Love You’ as their first dance and followed that up with a Father-Daughter dance which consisted of ‘I Loved Her First’ by Heartland. Our remit was to play a wide selection of music and we did just that by playing selections from many genres and music that appealed to all ages.
We look forward to future bookings from discerning couples who have hired Ramside Hall Hotel to host their wedding day celebrations.
Wedding Reception Venue: Ramside Hall Hotel, Carrville in Durham
Horton Grange Country House Hotel in Ponteland was selected by Gemma & Andy (pictured) as the host venue for their wedding celebrations and County Durham Wedding DJ was hired to bring our professional Wedding DJ services on their special day.
The Grade II Listed Country House Hotel is set in the heart of Northumberland and we always enjoy heading to that beautiful area of the country. Our Wedding Disco service covers many areas of the North East of England and that includes working from the border region down to North Yorkshire. We are happy to travel to discerning customers who want a professional, experienced and reliable DJ for their party.
Our instructions from Gemma & Andy were to mix in some of their favourite songs with requests from guests and a good selection of songs that would get people up to celebrate their marriage.
The couple felt the need to provide CDs of the songs that they liked, but that wasn’t necessary as we had all the songs they wanted. Even if we didn’t have a certain song, if we are given sufficient time, we will source a copy before the big day. This is a great example of a professional DJ who does their homework and who aims to provide the highest levels of service to their customers.
The newlyweds selected ‘Baby I Love You’ by the Ramones as their first dance as husband and wife.
Wedding Reception Venue: Horton Grange Country House Hotel
The County Durham Wedding DJ team had the pleasure of venturing out into the picturesque North Yorkshire Dales to bring our quality Mobile DJ and Mobile Disco service to the south of our catchment area. We were booked by Harriet & Thomas (pictured) to provide the entertainment at their wedding reception at The Saddle Room in Coverdale that’s near Leyburn in North Yorkshire. The venue is a part of the Tupgill Estate that’s in the hear of the heart of the Yorkshire Dales.
When we set out to provide our services at the party, we knew it was a new venue for us to perform at and we gave ourselves plenty of time to get there and get set up. That’s a quality of a professional service provider to the wedding market and County Durham Wedding DJ strives to offer the highest quality of DJ service that we can. We’d planned the route and had the assistance of Satellite Navigation, but what you don’t often realise is the quality of the roads when planning your route. When we were within a few miles of The Saddle Room, we were directed down some rough roads and we wondered if we had taken the right path to the wedding reception venue.
We were pleased that our planning came to fruition and we arrived safely and with plenty of time to spare!
The Saddle Room website states that they have recently started catering for weddings in 2016 and we guess that we must have been one of the first independent Wedding DJs to play a part in the wedding celebrations at that venue.
Harriet & Thomas selected Ed Sheeran’s ‘Tenerife Sea’ as their first dance song and you can view the video of that special moment. We were also asked to play a wide selection of music by the bride and groom and that was one of our music priorities.
County Durham Wedding DJ looks forward to attending more weddings and parties at The Saddle Room, especially as we know that roads may be a bit worn, but we will get there!
A short time after our visit to The Saddle Room for the wedding reception of Harriet & Thomas, we received this message from the newlyweds:
We’d just like to give a massive thanks to Michael and the County Durham Wedding DJ team who performed at out evening do at The Saddle Room in Leyburn. What an amazing evening they gave us from start to finish. They played a great mix of classics and modern that got people up out of there seats and on the dance floor.
Professional service throughout and would definitely recommend them.
Mr & Mrs Shaw
Wedding Reception Venue: The Saddle Room (Bar & Restaurant), Coverdale, Leyburn in North Yorkshire.
The Eden Arms Hotel at Rushyford in County Durham hosted the wedding reception of Helen & Richard. County Durham Wedding DJ was there to make sure the second half of their wedding day turned into a memorable party.
The venue places a high emphasis on putting their customers in touch with professional wedding suppliers and County Durham Wedding DJ is the preferred supplier for DJ/Mobile Disco entertainment for the hotel. The wedding co-ordinators at The Eden Arms want their customers to enjoy their special day and we are proud to be the Resident DJ for the establishment.
We get to work across the North East of England to provide our wedding DJ services and it’s always a reflection of the high class service we provide that venues put our name forward to couples looking to hire a DJ/Mobile Disco for their celebrations. In this instance, Helen & Richard wanted us to make sure we had a great selection of songs for the various ages of people at their wedding reception and we did that with a wide spectrum of music.
The happy couple selected ‘(Everything I Do) I Do It For You’ by Bryan Adams as their first dance song and you can see them participate in that activity and some snapshots of the event in the video on this page.
Wedding Reception Venue: The Eden Arms Hotel in Rushyford, County Durham.
County Durham Wedding DJ came to the rescue of Elaine and Robert (pictured right) when we provided their engagement party entertainment at Stockton Cricket Club. The couple had planned their celebrations, like many couples, in the finest of details, but were let down by a band who cancelled on them.
We were shocked to hear of the news and saddened that any service provider or supplier of entertainment would let a couple down so close to their big day. County Durham Wedding DJ contracts all events and in all the time we have been sending out mobile discos, we have never let anyone down, we have never been late for a function and we have never farmed out a job to another supplier.
When Elaine and Robert found out that we were available at the last minute to help them, we sprung into action. We gathered the vital information to get an idea of how we can replace the band and how we can tailor the needs of the couple and their guests. This included getting an idea of their music tastes and the important songs, such as any special tracks that are particularly memorable to them or their guests and family members.
We don’t need to emphasise the importance of finding the right entertainers for any party because the happy couple highlighted that when they contacted us shortly after their function:
“Thank you County Durham Wedding DJ for a memorable evening at Stockton Cricket Club for our Engagement.
The music covered all eras and everyone enjoyed the event. All music requests were met and were professional in their approach to the whole evening.
We literally could not have done it without you as you kindly stepped in to save the evening at the last minute and we were very happy with the service. We would have no problem in recommending you to anyone.
Robert & Elaine”
Engagement Party Venue: Stockton Cricket Club, Stockton
County Durham Wedding DJ was the primary source of music and entertainment for Joanne and Martin who held their Wedding Reception at the Blackwell Grange Hotel in Darlington, County Durham.
The couple asked us to make sure that all of their guests were catered for at their party and we made sure there was enough music from across the decades to cater for not only the happy couple, but their friends and family as well.
The newlyweds picked a special song for their First Dance as husband and wife: Bon Jovi – Always. They also sent us this feedback a few weeks after their big day:
“We would like to say a huge thank-you to Michael Blackman (County Durham Wedding DJ) for providing the music for our wedding reception.
We initially booked County Durham Wedding DJ’ ecause the price was better than any other quotes we had received and the website looked impressive. On the lead up to our big day we sent some song requests to Michael by e-mail which were no problem for Michael to play.
On the night, Michael arrived on time and introduced himself and his colleague to us. The music on the night was absolutely excellent. I have been to weddings and parties before when the dance floor has emptied due to a bad song, but the floor was full all night with all the guests enjoying themselves and dancing well into the night.
The video that was done of our first dance including pictures from the night was a lovely touch and I would definitely recommend County Durham Wedding DJ to anyone. The reception was made all the better by the presence of such experienced DJs.
We can’t thank you enough.
Joanne & Martin Hunter
Blackwell Grange Hotel”
We’d like to wish Joanne & Martin all the very best for the future and there’s a short video below that captures some of the memorable parts of their evening wedding reception and the disco that was provided by us.
Venue: Blackwell Grange Hotel in Darlington, County Durham.