Hannah & Rory's Wedding Reception at Claridge's
Back in 2013 we performed for Hannah and Rory's wedding reception at the iconic Mayfair Hotel, Claridge's. It was a very special day, captured in fantastic detail by photographer Nick Tucker who has kindly allowed us to share these images.
For their Claridge's wedding reception, Hannah and Rory choose to book one of Down for the Count's wedding music packages - where we take care of most of the music for the day, from the drinks reception until carriages at midnight.
Arrival and set up
Hannah and Rory were getting married at a separate venue (St. John's Church in Hyde Park), we whilst their ceremony was happening we arrived at their famous wedding reception venue to set up the two Down for the Count groups performing that day - our party band The Get Downs, and our jazz duo The Jazz Essentials.
The guests were transported from the church to Claridge's on iconic London Routemaster buses, entering through the famous ballroom doors to be greeted by live subtle yet sophisticated jazz music from our duo The Jazz Essentials.
Down for the Count have a great range of music available to hire for wedding drinks receptions. You can choose between instrumental and vocal-led groups; groups which perform in a static location or wander round your venue; and groups which can perform completely acoustically or which need power. Find out about all the options here.
The first dance
After an amazing meal and wedding speeches, Hannah and Rory took to the dance floor for their first dance. They had choreographed a routine to our music which everyone loved and then they got the guests up to join them on the dancefloor.
Evening reception: live music
Then it was on to more live music and dancing with our most popular party band, The Get Downs. The dancefloor was full right from the start, and in fact photographer Nick said "the dancing shots are some of my favourite to date. Everyone was having a blast!"
The great thing about our party band The Get Downs is that it has an enormous, diverse repertoire list. The band plays swing, jive and big band music from the 30s, 40s and 50s; soul and Motown music from the 60s and 70s; and pop and disco music from the 80s to the present day. Performing such a wide range of music means there is something for everyone, and we get all ages and generations on the dancefloor for a fantastic party (as you can see from these photos!).
A few months later we caught up with Hannah & Rory, and here's what they had to say about our performance:
You guys were such an essential part to the day and helped make it so wonderful!
Thanks to Hannah and Rory for having us at their wedding reception, and to the team at Claridge's for being so wonderful to work with.
London wedding band hire
Down for the Count provide live band hire for London weddings at venues including Claridge's, The V&A, The British Museum and Pinewood Studios. We are also able to provide live music throughout the rest of the UK and internationally.
Our wedding music packages are great value for money - we provide live music for every stage of your day (including the ceremony, drinks reception and party) and love getting to know you as we plan the perfect entertainment for you day.