Despite being scarcely 5 minutes from the CoverUps Coventry HQ this was a rare – though very welcome – visit for the band to Nailcote Hall. Certainly one of Coventry, or indeed the West Midlands’ busiest wedding venues the service was slick and efficient, staff were helpful and friendly… in fact, our lives could hardly have been made easier!
The Stage Was Set
As the band arrived, deserts were being served to the wedding guests. As such, we tucked into our bar meals and made short work of a few soft drinks before getting set up. The load in was straight forward (if a little dark at this time of year!) and we were playing on a great stage at one end of the marquee.
We have mixed feeling about stages at weddings. Sometimes it acts to raise the band and take attention from the couple; sometimes, as tonight, it serves to bring everyone together with a common focus. Tonight we couldn’t have been happier on that stage, with a great view over a packed dance floor right through the night!
Lively Wedding Reception
The atmosphere was lively even as we arrived and once the music kicked in through the in house PA there was no stopping this wedding from a party long into the night! As we arrived for the first set – unusually around an hour after the first dance – the dance floor was already bustling with excitable wedding guests. It’s no surprise then that the whole night we were looking out on a sea of smiling faces and celebrating friends of the happy couple!
Hard To Pick Highlights
It’s always hard to pick favourite moments from a set that’s so well received start to finish! We particularly enjoyed songs like Parklife and Just Dance, with our little musical quotes catching the audience by surprise. Other than that Hey Ya was particularly fun – the audience really getting on board with the call and response section.
More Weddings At Nailcote Hall?
With Nailcote Hall hosting upwards of 150 weddings a year, as well as corporate events and parties, we all hope that it won’t be quite so long before we return! For the time being we’ll just have to enjoy our memories in the form of (slightly blurry – sorry!) photos below…