Most couples will want to include some style of live music at their wedding. When looking at wedding bands and singers, you will want to use the following venue checklist. Ask your wedding venue these questions before you book your wedding band....
Joey Burdon is a wedding entertainment expert for the UK’s largest entertainment booking site, Warble Entertainment and has kindly put together some questions, to ask your venue, when booking live music for your wedding:-
Wedding Venue Checklist for Live Music
There are many types of wedding entertainment you can have on your big day. Most couples will want to include some style of live music at their wedding. When looking at wedding bands and singers, you will want to use the following venue checklist. Ask your wedding venue these questions before you book your wedding band:
You should also check out this ultimate guide for 99 questions to ask your wedding venue!
• Can I have live music?
This should be your first question! Make sure your chosen venue actually allows live music before you book your band.
• Is there a sound limiter?
Some wedding venues have sound limiters in place that cut the power if the noise level is too high. If your venue does have one, don’t panic! Check out this guide on sound limiters at weddings along with some suggestions for suitable acts.
• Do I have to choose from your supplier list?
Some venues work to a specific supplier list, and this is true for entertainment as well. Make sure you are allowed to bring in your own band before you book outside the venue.
• Is there a curfew?
If you’re one of those people who likes to party late into the night, firstly send us an invite to your wedding! We’d love to party with you. Secondly, check if the venue has a curfew. You don’t want any surprises on the night.
• How big is the stage/dance floor?
You need to know if there’s enough space for your band to fit, and also enough space for you and your party to throw some shapes on the dance floor. What’s the point in practicing your moves in the mirror if you can’t bust them out on the night?
• Does the bands equipment need to be PAT tested?
Live wedding bands will provide all of their own equipment, amplifiers and PA set up. Some venues across the UK will ask for PAT certificates for this equipment. Booking your band through a reputable agency will ensure they have all the right paperwork, and Public Liability Insurance!
Follow these guidelines to ensure that your chosen wedding venue is perfect for the style of live music you have in mind.
Once you’ve ticked all your boxes, go ahead and book your ideal wedding entertainment!
The Pink Wedding Venues team would like to say a huge "Thank-you" to Joey for providing these tips and ideas for those wishing to book live music at their wedding.
Warble Entertainment Agency, is the UK's most popular choice when it comes to booking entertainment or a band for your wedding or event. With everything from rock and pop cover bands to jazz and swing bands, or, entertainers such as caricaturists and magicians, you will find everything you need in one place.
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