Our wedding coordinator Jen shares her top tips for bringing Iscoyd to life with the sound of music…
The outdoor string quartet
There is nothing better than being outdoors at Iscoyd Park in the summer. One of my favourite wedding moments recently was when we had a string quartet playing among the tulips as guests enjoyed their first sip of champagne in the sun. One of the key aspects I love about this house is how it manages to perfectly mix the traditional with the contemporary, so I would suggest couples reflect this in their choice of string music too. It’s beautiful to hear the classics being played, but equally fun when guests realise the quartet are playing well-known chart hits they weren’t expecting to hear!
Similarly to the string quartet you can make the most of music outdoors at Iscoyd in summer with a harpist. There’s a range of places you could choose for them to play: the upper terrace, the pleasure ground and even the summer gardens. If you choose to stay at Iscoyd the night before your wedding you could relax to the beautiful tones of the harp with a drink, a game of croquet and all your favourite people in one place.
The wedding band
Our Garden Room and Bar is transformed on your wedding night into the perfect place to party. If you choose to have a wedding band this is where they will be. The sound travels perfectly through the room and outside to the Pagoda and Marquee, providing a perfect summer chill out space for those who want to sit and relax but still feel part of the party. Some bands will allow you to make requests on the night and I love seeing everyone get involved. Classic tracks from the 80s and 90s seem to be very popular, as well as jazz, Motown and soul.
If you choose Iscoyd we can provide you with our preferred suppliers lists including DJ’s, photographers, wedding cars etc so all you’ll need to worry about is that playlist! Speaking of which…
Music can be very emotional, reminding the couple and their friends and family of their favourite memories together. The playlist to any wedding night is therefore extremely important. Whether you choose to have a band or a DJ, why not give your guests the opportunity to request songs that remind them of you ahead of the wedding as part of their RSVP? Then you can spend the night on the dancefloor reminiscing about why they chose that particular track.
Iscoyd Park is a beautiful venue based in Shropshire, North Wales, available for exclusive private hire for weddings and events.
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