Over the last few years we’ve travelled the length and breadth of Cornwall, Djing in rustic barns, elegant country houses and seafront hotels. We truly love experiencing these fantastic locations and getting to see our wonderful home county as part of our working week.
So you can understand how super excited we get when we are approached by a couple having their wedding reception at a venue that’s new to us, especially one that’s not even finished being built yet!
This brand new venue was Trevibban Mill Vineyard near Padstow and was set to be the location for Harriet and Ben’s Autumn wedding reception. Luckily it turned out to be one of the best new events spaces we’ve seen in the last few years.
Ben, from Newquay, found this delightfully secluded spot after searching online for new wedding venues in Cornwall.
Their big day was to be only the 2nd wedding to be held in the purpose built space and when they got in touch with us back in April, construction was still ongoing.
So we could have a look for ourselves, we made contact with Clio, Trevibban’s events and wedding co-ordinator and popped up for a site visit towards the end of July, as the build was nearing completion.
We could tell that this was going to be a great room, with floor to ceiling glass windows to let lots of natural light in and plenty of space for big sit-down wedding breakfasts or large conferences.
When the wedding day finally arrived, storm Brian was bearing down on the vineyard, but sealed away inside the warmth of the newly finished upper deck everyone was safe from the raging elements, a good test for any new reception venue!
Despite the weather outside, everyone was ready to kick up a storm on the dancefloor and get moving to the newlyweds’ playlist.
“We are far from your cheesy music couple and the last thing we want to hear on our wedding day is the YMCA or Dolly Parton! We’re really laid-back and are into indie, folk, R ‘n’ B and current stuff too! We also love Motown and our first dance will be Stevie Wonder!”
The couple’s first dance changed from Stevie Wonder to Love Really Hurts Without You by Billy Ocean nearer to the big day.
We did however throw in their original choice during the Mowtown section at the start of the night, along with other legendary soul tunes from the likes of Jackie Wilson.
Harriet’s dad was a not so secret Sugarhill Gang fan, so how could we not play Apache and the groundbreaking Rappers Delight to keep him and the male guests “hippidy hopping”! And, when the guests request some cheese, well, what’s a DJ to do?!
The night was brought to a fitting close by the Groom and Groomsmen with some impromptu singalong action to Bohemian Rhapsody and Wonderwall, accompanied in fine voice by the remaining guests.
Check out more photo’s from the day on Nick Bailey Photography’s blog
Overall a great new venue, great party guests and some great feedback from the bride and groom:
“Just wanted to say a massive thank you for the work you did on Saturday night, You were a hit and everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves!”
We look forward to returning to Trevibban again in 2018 for more weddings, although hopefully in more favourable weather conditions!