June 19, 2018

Are you planning your dream wedding, or maybe you’re browsing ideas to celebrate a recent engagement? Goosedale is a beautiful wedding venue in Derbyshire with excellent travel links to the M1 and Nottingham East Midlands Airport. Our purpose-built wedding suites are the perfect place to hold your big day and our team will work tirelessly with you to ensure your day runs smoothly from the ceremony to the evening reception.

Keeping your guests entertained during your special day is often left up to the DJ to fill the dancefloor and get everyone up and having fun. However, you don’t have to rely on tradition, as we’ve got a whole host of fantastic ideas to charm your guests over the course of your celebration.

Live Music

While wedding DJs can offer a fantastic variety of music genres during the event, recorded music doesn’t quite match up to the atmosphere experienced during a live performance. There are plenty of wedding bands available to hire, specialising in certain genres or performing an array of party classics depending on your requirements. It doesn’t have to be a full ensemble, either – if you’re pushed for space or want a smaller presence, there are plenty of talented solo musicians from harpists to acoustic performers, ideal for setting the tone. For a truly sophisticated feel, why not investigate hiring a string quartet or if a New Orleans theme is your scene, an upbeat jazz band will certainly get your guests swinging.

Setting the Scene Outdoors

Hosting your wedding partially or completely outside? There are a plethora of activities you can put on for your guests, from bouncy castles to lawn games and firepits, perfect to gather round once the sun starts to dip. Remember, remember – fireworks aren’t just for November; you could end your evening with an explosion of noise and colour or put the fun right into your guest’s hands with some dazzling sparklers.

Fairground rides are a popular complement to outdoor weddings; gentle attractions such as carousels and Ferris wheels make an excellent place to take beautiful photos while a traditional coconut shy and tin can alley will fill your guests with nostalgia.

Food and Drink

Sit down meals aren’t the only way to feed your guests on the day and they may not always be suited to your plans. Consider a custom buffet bar or food station – it doesn’t have to be budget with a wide selection of food carts available for hire, offering everything from delectable sweet treats to luxury burgers.

Drinks are a staple of all good weddings and are a fantastic way to relax the room, promoting flowing conversations and helping the two new families come together. Cocktail cars and whiskey bars are always going to be a hit with your guests and you can make it more personal to your special day by naming some drinks after the happy couple.

While the traditional wedding will always hold a special place in our hearts, more couples are looking to add a personal touch to their day, something that their guests will look back on with fond memories for years to come.

If you require any more information on our wedding venue, Goosedale based in Nottingham, please contact our events team using our online enquiry form. We look forward to hosting your celebration.