The sun was shining and the hats were big! Everyone was up singing from the start right through to the grand cirle around the Bride and Groom.
It was Nisa inside…at the Wedding of Leah and Christopher in Tredegar in Gwent.
With a beautiful deep blue being the colour of choice, the folk at The Venue had done an amazing job making the place look so special. Even colour matching the ties worn by the waiters.
Our Singing Waiters thrilled the guests with their lively set…leaving everyone with a smile on their face.
Some of our favourite Singing Waiters Somerset based Venues
We have been surprising and delighting guests at our singing waiters Somerset based venues, for over 12 years now. To continue our series on favourite venues around the country, we have focused on four of the venues that we have been impressed with.
Rookery Manor, Edingworth, Somerset
This 16th century manor has been transformed into a 4-star boutique hotel and spa by owner Ian Clapp, whose family has lived here for four generations. Set in award-winning lakeside gardens, our luxury hotel is the perfect backdrop for your spa break, wedding, corporate event, private party or dining experience.
Rookery Manor is a favourite singing waiters venue in Somerset. It is very close to our offices and Kim and the team always look after us and their guest so well.
Brympton House, near Yeovil, Somerset
Brympton d’Evercy (also known as Brympton House) is a manor house near Yeovil in the county of Somerset, England. It has been described as the most beautiful house in England, in a country of architecturally pleasing country houses; whatever the truth of that statement, in 1927 the British magazine Country Life published a set of three articles on the house, in which Christopher Hussey, near the start of his 50-year career as a notable architectural authority and documentor of British country houses, described Brympton d’Evercy as “The most incomparable house in Britain, the one which created the greatest impression and summarises so exquisitely English country life qualities”. Hussey’s articles remain the only detailed account of the mansion. During its long history Brympton d’Evercy has belonged to just five families, the d’Evercys, the Sydenhams, the Fanes, the Weeks (from 1992 to 2007) and the most recent owner who purchased the property in 2007.
Brampton house is one of the beautiful venues we have ever performed Singing Waiters at. It is Somerset at it’s best.
Webbington Hotel, Loxton, Somerset
The Best Western Webbington Hotel, situated prominently on the southern slopes of the Mendip Hills, a short drive from Junction 22 of the M5 and close to Weston-super-Mare, was once the Webbington Country Club.
It was here in the sixties and seventies that top cabaret stars made regular appearances, attracting thousands from all over the West Country to its spacious entertainment venue.
The owner at the time, a Mr David Wells, decided to convert the Edwardian manor to provide the district with something new in the way of out-of-town dining and entertainment.
Back in the sixties, his son Alan ran the Webbington Country Club as one of the brightest nightspots in the South West. Membership was two guineas a year, which would cover full use of the facilities and include the nightly dancing to the resident band and cabaret spot.
Many famous names played the club during this time including Freddie Starr, Bob Monkhouse, PJ Proby, The Drifters, The Rocking Berries, The Swinging Blue Jeans, Acker Bilk, Tommy Cooper, Gene Pitney and Jane Mansfield to name but a few.
The Webbington still offers regular entertainment including our own Singing Waiters!
Coombe Lodge, Blagdon, Somerset
Coombe Lodge was commissioned by the Wills family, who ran the W.D. & H.O. Wills Tobacco Company in Bristol. Built from 1928-1932, Coombe Lodge became their family home for over 30 years. The house is set in the grounds, and built on the foundations of an older house dating from 1759. Constructed from Bath stone, with a Cotswold stone roof, Coombe Lodge was designed as an E shaped Jacobean house by the distinguished architect Sir George Oatley.
In his lifetime Oatley was the creator of many notable buildings in and around Bristol, including Bristol Royal Infirmary and several J.S. Fry & Sons chocolate factories. A large proportion of his work was commissioned by the Wills family; the most famous of which being the imposing Wills Memorial Building at Bristol University.
Coombe Lodge has since been sensitively transformed into a wonderful, contemporary venue, whilst retaining the elegance of its past, including the distinctive limed oak panelling found on the ground floor and staircase.
Our singing waiters performed at two weddings back to back in December and said it was a brilliant place for a winter wedding, with it’s roaring fires and warm welcome.
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Plenty of party people join in with Singing Waiters at Plymouth venues
Every now and again we like to do a round up of the popular venues in a particular area. This time we have chosen to feature singing waiters at Plymouth venues.
Plymouth is one of our favourite towns for Singing Waiters, as there is such a variety of venues in this area. We hope this article and some of the others like it will help you when trying to chose a venue for your wedding or party.
Here are some of our favourites:
Kilter House Hotel, near Plymouth
You can almost taste the potent sense of historic heritage as you make your way along the meandering drive through the grounds of the Kitley Estate. The quintessentially English landscape – with its 600 acres of rolling hills, woodland and lake – echoes the classic elegance of this extaordinary country house.
The listed Grade One building exudes a rich ambience, its 500 year long history echoed in the coats of arms, elborate fireplaces and flourishes of stained glass detail in the windows. Add high ceilings, extensive wooden panelling, a grand feature staircase, and you have a venue as a rich in atmosphere as it is in detail.
For many years Kitley has been recognised as a place of outstanding beauty and because of this has been featured on television and in many films.
Our singing waiters Simon and Adam loved this venue for its quirky rooms and beautiful views.
Boringdon Hall, Plymouth
A Hotel in Devon with a Story to Tell…
The history of Boringdon Hall stretches back as far as the Doomsday Book, where one of the earliest mentions of a permanent construction was recorded. The name ‘Boringdon’ comes from the Saxon ‘Burth-Y-Don’ meaning ‘enchanted place on the hill.’ The grand Devonshire manor became crown property following the dissolution of the monasteries by Henry VIII in 1539. The monarch later granted the property to his courtier Thomas Wriothesley, the Earl of Southampton, who was a royal favourite.
Since then, Boringdon Hall has of course had a rather extravagant makeover, giving this stately pile a serious air of perfection, with devotedly designed interiors, 40 sumptuous rooms and suites, a well-stocked bar and two tantalising restaurants – the fine dining Gallery Restaurant, and the Great Hall where lighter bites and afternoon tea is served.
Singing Waiters Simon and Mike performed here last summer and Saxon feel to the venue.
St. Elizabeth’s House, Plymouth
This Devon hotel combines contemporary, state-of-the-art features whilst retaining the Georgian manor’s traditional charm.
Situated in the historic village of Plympton St Maurice close to Plymouth and surrounded by 5 acres of sweeping lawns and beautifully landscaped gardens, St Elizabeth’s House offers an idyllic retreat from the stresses of busy lives.
Singing Waiters Neil and Peter received a warm welcome at this most romantic of venues.
We hope you enjoyed our article on Singing Waiters at Plymouth venues, don’t forget to check back regularly to see where we have been recently.
Peter and Neil found a very non-plussed cat at the wedding at Court Colman Manor in Bridgend. Whilst getting ready to perform they found the cat asleep on the desk in the main office.
Suffice to say that Peter and Neil were a bit more enthusiastic as the prepared to mingle with the venues staff. The unusually warm weather recently meant that it was another glorious day. Our brides have been lucky this year, most of the weddings being in sunshine.
The wedding guests at Priston Mill near Bath, didn’t need much encouragement to get involved wirh Singing Waiters Mike and Simon.
From the first song the guests were on there feet.
The bride and groom had seen 1st Call Singing Waiters at a previous wedding and as the groom said…
..a wedding without you guys is boring…you were amazing..
Cardiff Hotel, The New House, was the one of this weeks venues for 1st Call Singing Waiters.
The occasion was to celebrate the birthday of Julie.
It was surprises all round, as it was a surprise party….she had no idea and her delight and shock was clear to hear in the exclaimations of delight.
1st Call Singing Waiters, Emma, Amanda, Mike and Simon were on hand to add to the surprise by switching from servers to singers at the right moment.
This quote from one of the guests summed up the evening…
You guys were amazing, we couldn’t believe we were doing the conga at quarter-past eight!!
Even the Bride, who had booked us, couldn’t work out who the Singing Waiters were.
It wasn’t until they sprung the surprise after serving the desserts that the singing waiters were finally revealed.
As always the table at the back were the most raucous, which only added to the fun.
Everyone was on there feet for the last two songs and ended with big cheers all round for the Singing Waiters
Accountancy firm BDO had staff from all over the world at their annual conference.
They were very surprised by the singing waiters who were dressed exactly the same as the venues own staff and burst into song as desserts were served.