Wedding DJ at Childerley Hall: Karina & Adam

Saturday night saw me cross another venue off of my “bucket list” of venues I’d like to work in…the fabulous Childerley Hall in Cambridgeshire.

It’s one of those venues however that’s always eluded me because I’ve been busy else where.  Karina and Adam’s misfortunes leading up to their big day gave me the opportunity I’d been waiting for for so long!


Karina & Adam's evening reception at Childerley Hall

Their misfortunes? I hear you ask..

I answered the phone to a very shaky and worried sounding Karina just nine days before their big day at Childerley Hall…their DJ (who’d been booked via an agency known in DJ circles for such behaviour) had cancelled on them!

Regular readers know how much I hate this particular practice, and indeed I wrote a post on some of the reasons this happens.

Luckily for Karina and Adam, it was to be a scheduled evening off for me (I had a couple of children’s parties during the day), and not being one to see somebody in such a pickle, agreed to entertain their guests for them.

Contracts were hastily signed, a playlist of songs they wanted to hear on the night was uploaded to my systems, and my first wedding (I hope of many) at Childerley Hall beckoned.

Karina & Adam's evening reception at Childerley Hall

Ooooh….do you allow couples to specify the playlist?

Yes I do. Although I prefer a little bit of flexibility to be able to do what I do very well, I’ll also take a complete list of pre-requests. What I absolutely won’t do is play them in a specific order.

Saturday’s evening reception was fully play-listed with no requests allowed on the night. Although there was no problem with the playlist it did create a bit of friction with the older guests complaining that I wasn’t playing anything to suit their tastes. Sometimes, that’s just life. I play what my couple want me to play.

Karina & Adam's evening reception at Childerley Hall

So, some photo’s of the dance floor action then!

Due to the current heatwave, Karina and Adam’s evening reception was a bit of what we call a “slow burner”. Guests are outside with drinks where it’s cooler and although there was dancing for most of the evening, the real action didn’t start until about 90 minutes before the end.

And so to the playlist

As already mentioned, all of the music played during the evening was pre-selected. All I had to do was arrange them into the correct order and it seemed to work

George Ezra – Hold My Girl (Martin Jensen Remix) – First dance
Don Omar, Lucenzo – Danza Kuduro
The Darkness – I Believe In A Thing Called Love
Chic – Everybody Dance
Depeche Mode – Just Can’t Get Enough
Majestic x Boney M – Rasputin
Gala – Freed From Desire
Five – Keep On Movin’
Justin Bieber Feat. Ludacris – Baby
Maroon 5 f./Cardi B – Girls Like You
Omi – Cheerleader
Busted – Year 3000
Scissor Sisters – I Don’t Feel Like Dancin’
S Club 7 – – Bring It All Back
Whitney Houston – I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)
ABBA – Dancing Queen
Ike And Tina Turner – Proud Mary
Jackie Wilson – (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher
Hermes House Band – Country Roads
Proclaimers – I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)
The Killers – Mr Brightside
The Jam – Town Called Malice
House of Pain – Jump Around
OutKast – Hey Ya!
Blue Suede – Hooked on a Feeling
DNCE – Cake By The Ocean
Carly Rae Jepsen – I Really Like You
Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody
Backstreet Boys – I Want It That Way
One Direction – Best Song Ever
Fountains Of Wayne – Stacy’s Mom
Nat King Cole – L-O-V-E
Ed Sheeran – Shivers
Mimi Webb – House On Fire
M.I.A. – Paper Planes
Pendulum featuring Dj Fresh, $pyda and Tenor Fly – Tarantula (Original Mix)
George Ezra – Green Green Grass
Nathan Dawe f./Ella Henderson – 21 Reasons
Calvin Harris & Tom Grennan – By Your Side
Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa – One Kiss
Sigala & Ella Eyre – Came Here For Love
Sean Paul – Temperature
Flo Rida feat. Sia – Wild Ones
Ne-Yo – Closer
Flo Rida ft T Pain – Low
Vanilla Ice – Ice Ice Baby
Fuse Odg – Dangerous Love [feat. Sean Paul]
Swedish House Mafia feat. John Martin – Don’t You Worry Child
Darude – Sandstorm
Dizzee Rascal & Armand Van Halen – Bonkers
Hilary Duff – What Dreams Are Made Of
Take That – Never Forget
Craig David – 7 Days
The High School All-Stars – Breaking Free
Will Young – Evergreen
Bryan Adams – (Everything I Do) I Do It For You
Guns N’ Roses – Sweet Child O’ Mine
Cardi B feat. Megan Thee Stallion – WAP
White Stripes – Seven Nation Army
Cascada – Evacuate The Dancefloor
The Broadway Stars – Gotta Go My Own Way
Nickelback – Rockstar
The Killers – Mr Brightside
DJ Ötzi – Sweet Caroline
Hermes House Band – Country Roads
Robbie Williams – Angels

Are YOU planning a wedding at Childerley Hall?

If so, I’d love to hear from you. It’s a gorgeous venue and the owners are so friendly that it’s a really nice place to be!




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