Every now and then in my job as a professional wedding Dj I meet a bride and groom who really make an impression on me.
This was especially true a few weeks ago when I was booked by Sinead and Michael to Dj at their wedding at St Augustine’s Hall in Coatbridge.
I arrived really early at 2.30pm and I wasn’t due to start until 7.30pm.
I noticed a few people going into the venue so I walked in and introduced myself. They were so surprised that I had arrived so early but were delighted that I had. I was introduced to the whole family and I felt really welcome.
I was introduced to the bride Sinead and the groom Michael. We chatted for a while about the running order and music as I always like to confirm these things just in case anything has changed.
I then went to unload my van into the venue and the groom came out and insisted on helping me. He roped in the groomsmen too and my job was extra easy. Michael the groom said “ I bet you don’t get a hand in by the groom very often” I replied “no, just very occasionally!”
I took to this couple immediately and I had the feeling I was in for a great night and I wasn’t disappointed.
We did the formal first dance etc and that all went very well. The dance floor was continually busy and then we stopped for the buffet.
The food at St Augustine’s is incredible. I went back twice for more lasagne and macaroni cheese it was so delicious. I chatted with various people in the buffet queue and took some requests while I was there. Many of them commented on how good the food was and how much they were enjoying the music.
After the buffet Sinead asked if she could borrow my microphone to say a couple of thank you’s. What followed was totally unexpected sand I started to record her. If I had known how good her speech was going to be I would have recorded her from the start. She was an absolute star and totally wowed the audience. Here’s the video, it’s too good not to share.
I was extremely impressed with the venue! Easy to load in as it was ground floor and had a ramp. A beautiful function room with excellent lighting and the staff were amazing. When I asked for a glass of water, as I don’t drink when I’m working as a Dj, they asked if I’d like ice and lemon or lime. The water was run until it was cold and this might seem like a small thing but I like attention to detail and the staff were fast and efficient and very polite.
The toilets were immaculate and I could not find anything to complain about. It’s so nice to see a venue that was perfect in every way. When Sinead told me the buffet only cost £6.50 per head I was gobsmacked. There was loads of choice and everything was perfect! If you live in The Coatbridge area and your having a wedding or party you really have to go and see this venue.
Their contact details are: 07917 433 647 and ask for Chris. At the time of writing (March 2018) to hire this venue for an evening with bar was only £80. That has to be one of the best value for money venues I’ve ever provided a wedding disco in.
You don’t have to spend a fortune on your wedding reception to have a great night.
If you live near Coatbridge this venue is very highly recommended by me and I have been to thousands of venues in the last 42 years as a mobile Dj.
To read Sinead and Michael’s review of my services please visit my Facebook page.
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