grace & rob

Client: Grace & Rob Green

Event: Wedding

Venue: The Elvetham Hotel, Hampshire

Date: February, 22 2013

Package: Plug & Play

Music Requested: Latest Charts/Dance, Indie Rock, Party Classics


The weekend began with Grace & Rob’s wedding reception on a bitterly cold night in Hampshire at The Elvetham Hotel, a stunning 19th Century mansion located close to the M3. It was my first visit to this venue and we loved every minute of this one.

The disco is staged in “The Morning Room”, we gained access at around 4.30 which gave us a good 3 hours to set up and dress the room. It’s quite a small dark narrow room, the dancefloor is a decent size so this fills virtually all of the available floor space but there’s a good amount of space at the back of the room to set up equipment in front of the bay window. We used some Blue & Teal Creative Mood Lighting to highlight the fireplace, the paintings on the wall, curtains and the dark corners to give the room a party feel, we chose not to go for the overhead lighting as the arch for the lights wouldn’t of been in keeping with the room so we kept it simple and discreet. For DJs info, access to the room is easy, you park alongside the wall and its a very short walk through to the side door so you don’t need to transport kit through the hotel, there is no sound limiter and there is one smoke detector at the other end of the room, we used vapour in the smoke machine in small doses throughout the evening and it didn’t cause any problems to the detector. The bar is in the room next door and there is an adjoining door so you will need to keep that area clear of speakers.

“Iris” went down a storm

It was a night which started and ended with The Killers …one of the bride and grooms favourite bands. In the build up to the wedding, the couple had pondered over “Iris” by the Goo Goo Dolls as their first dance, but just 48 hours before the wedding they opted to go for “Read my Mind” by The Killers which proved a real hit as friends and family poured onto the floor to celebrate with the newleyweds. I held back “Iris” for later on as whenever there’s a dilemma over a first dance its always good to surprise the couple by playing it right at the end of the night when everyone is on a high.

We kept the sounds fresh and recent from the outset in accordance with Grace and Robs preferences, there were some early requests also for Motown but with the buffet just around the corner at 9pm we decided to hold these back for afterwards which proved to be a good decision as this lit the blue touchpaper for an amazing last 150 minutes and a packed dancefloor right through until the end of the night. The energy levels gained from the buffet all got a bit too much for one partygoer wearing a very stylish pair of “spats”, he decided to cut a move which involved balancing one of his spats on the booth only to see the whole lot come crashing down much to the amusement of everybody 😀 …

set up before incident

set up after incident








…there was no lasting damage, only temporarily to his pride !

end of a great night at The Elvetham

So the weekend literally got kicked off to a great start, the last hour was fab with many memorable moments for both bride and groom including tunes by (bride) and Linkin Park (groom) which both went down a storm  along with some guest requests before I wrapped up the closing stages with the big songs on the couples playlist




Here’s the set list from Friday, if you were at the wedding how about leaving us a comment.

19:55 : The Killers – Read My Mind
20:01 : Swedish House Mafia – Don’t You Worry Child (Radio Edit) [feat. John Martin]
20:02 : Calvin Harris – Drinking from the Bottle (feat. Tinie Tempah)
20:03 : – Scream & Shout (feat. Britney Spears)
20:07 : Pitbull – Don’t Stop the Party (feat. TJR)
20:10 : Otto Knows – Million Voices
20:11 : Burns – Lies (Otto Knows Remix)
20:14 : Beyonce – Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)
20:17 : Cee Lo Green – Forget You
20:21 : Bruno Mars – Locked Out of Heaven
20:24 : JLS – She Makes Me Wanna (feat. Dev)
20:25 : Girls Aloud – Something New
20:28 : Robbie Williams – Candy
20:31 : Maroon 5 – Moves Like Jagger
20:32 : Rihanna – Only Girl (In the World)
20:36 : David Guetta & Rihanna – Who’s That Chick? (feat. Rihanna)
20:41 : Chris Brown – Yeah 3X
20:42 : LMFAO – Sexy and I Know It
20:44 : PSY – Gangnam Style
20:48 : Sam and the Womp – Bom Bom
20:53 : Usher – Scream
20:57 : Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – Thrift Shop (feat. Wanz)
20:59 : Baauer – Harlem Shake
21:04 : Bingo Players – Get Up (Rattle) [feat. Far East Movement]
21:04 : Azealia Banks – 212 (feat. Lazy Jay)
21:09 : Rihanna – Diamonds
21:12 : Plan B – She Said
21:16 : Katy Perry – Firework
21:19 : Jackson 5 – ABC
21:22 : The Supremes – You Can’t Hurry Love
21:25 : The Jackson 5 – I Want You Back
21:27 : The Supremes – Baby Love
21:30 : Jackie Wilson – Your love is Lifting Me Higher
21:33 : Jerry Lee Lewis – Shake, rattle and roll
21:35 : Bill Haley and his Comets – Rock Around the Clock
21:37 : Dion & The Belmonts – Run Around Sue
21:39 : Aretha Franklin – Respect
21:42 : Frankie Valli – December 1963 (Oh What A Night)
21:45 : Van Morrison – Brown Eyed Girl
21:48 : Queen – Crazy Little Thing Called Love (Remastered)
21:50 : T-Rex – I Love To Boogie
21:52 : ABBA – Dancing Queen
21:56 : Chic – Le Freak
22:00 : Bee Gees – Staying Alive
22:05 : Michael Jackson – Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough (2003 Edit)
22:08 : Tina Turner – Simply the Best
22:13 : Dexy’s Midnight Runners – Come On Eileen
22:17 : B52s – Love Shack
22:22 : Kenny Loggins – Footloose
22:25 : Killers – Somebody told me
22:29 : Arctic Monkeys – I Bet You Look Good On the Dance Floor
22:32 : The Kooks – She Moves In Her Own Way
22:34 : Kings Of Leon – Sex On Fire
22:38 : The Killers – Mr. Brightside
22:41 : Reef – Place Your Hands
22:45 : The Fratellis – Chelsea Daggers
22:48 : Journey – Don’t Stop Believin’
22:52 : Aerosmith – Walk This Way [featuring Run DMC]
22:55 : Guns ‘N Roses – Sweet Child of Mine
23:01 : Muse – Supermassive Black Hole
23:04 : – This Is Love (feat. Eva Simons) [Radio Edit]
23:08 : The Lumineers – Ho Hey
23:10 : Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe
23:13 : Fun. – We Are Young
23:17 : MGMT – Kids
23:18 : Swedish House Mafia & Tinie Tempah – Miami 2 Ibiza (Radio Edit)
23:20 : Florence + The Machine – Spectrum (Say My Name) [Calvin Harris Remix]
23:22 : David Guetta & Sia – Titanium (feat. Sia)
23:27 : Linkin Park – Numb
23:30 : The Hoosiers – Worried About Ray
23:33 : Oasis – Wonderwall
23:37 : Lady GaGa – Poker Face
23:41 : Labrinth – Earthquake
23:45 : Jessie J – Price Tag (feat. B.o.B)
23:48 : Queen – Don’t Stop Me Now
23:52 : The Goo Goo Dolls – Iris
23:56 : The Killers – All These Things That I’ve Done
00:00 : Labrinth – Beneath Your Beautiful (feat. Emeli Sande)
00:05 : The Killers – Smile Like You Mean It