Rock My Reception- The Old Golf House

Rock My Reception, acoustic wedding singers and guitarists

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The Old Golf House- the setting for Rock My Reception’s wedding last Sunday

The Old Golf House Wedding Evening reception- Saturday April 4 2015: Julie and Andrew.

Wedding venues often vary in their day-to-day function. Not all services are conducted in the traditional setting of a church and most venues can accommodate a couples whole day, from the ceremony, reception, meal to the evening do. In the past couple of years we have played a whole variety of settings, ranging from converted barns, marquees on farmland, stately homes and golf clubs.

One particular golf club rock my reception had the pleasure of playing at recently, was at the The Old Golf House at Outlane, just off the M62, on the outskirts of Huddersfield. The 17th Century, Yorkshire stone built hotel is the perfect venue with excellent caters and friendly staff.

Julie and Andrew her Australian born Husband had found us on the internet, and many of the guests had remembered watching myself and Kieran play, many years ago, in our 4 piece rock band ‘Serf’. This being the case, the whole gig had an air of nostalgia as a few of the guests requested some of our own material- something we don’t get asked to play everyday! On a serious note, it is always a pleasure to play a wedding for a couple who are in close proximity of our own age as there is a sense of shared experiences and memories.

Julie and Andrew also had a brilliant taste in music and it was interesting for us to note how the 1990’s Britpop culture spread to Australia. The song choices were indicative of this as he chose songs by such artists as Jesus and Mary Chain, Oasis, Radiohead and Pulp.

Their first dance song choice was Take That’s anthemic ‘Greatest Day’. First dance choices are always interesting and can tell a lot about the character of a couple and their tastes. For example, some couples may choose something dramatic and romantic such as ‘All of me’ by John Legend, then others may opt for something more upbeat like ‘It Takes Two’ by Marvin Gaye and Sam Weston. There is certainly no right or wrong when it comes to a first dance and the main focus is about the couples embraced as a family on the dance floor.

And dance they did!!! At one point a conga dance started with all the guests joining in. It was the perfect example of how the couple and their guests totally got into the spirit of the occasion and made their wedding function a joyous night.

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The guests joining in with the Conga!

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