Links & Recommended Services
Our "Oak Barn" venue is in its third year, but over the last twenty years we have been providing outside catering services for weddings and other special events. Over time we have met many companies and individuals who offer event related services such as florists, musicians and photographers.
The links here are to some of these, all of which we would highly recommend.
Wedding Favours & Table Centres - Chocolate Explosions by Jane Clarke
A popular choice for Wedding Tables. A great alternative to flowers for your tables centre piece with the added benefit as being your wedding favours. They can be custom made with one particular type of treat or an assortment. Colour coded to suit your occasion. Please call or email Jane for further details.
Total Eclipse Disco
We go that extra mile to make your wedding day one to remember. With a music library of 0.5million songs from 1960s through to the current chart hits, what ever your taste in music we have the floor fillers you want to dance to. We pride ourselves on the “Ultimate feel good factor” concentrating on you, the music, and your day. Our spectacular sound and light show will create the perfect ambiance for your event. We work with you, to ensure that on your day, it is everything you have asked for. A play list is available for your requests.No Set-up Charges - No Packages - No Extra Costs - Just one exceptional Service @ Price £250
Ultimate Visuals - Professional Wedding Film Specialists
The professional wedding film specialists for Herts, Beds, Bucks and the London regions. A modern, friendly company with over 10 years experience in capturing weddings of many different faiths and cultures. Your Wedding day will be one of the most important days of your life…we believe you deserve to have every romantic moment captured on film, so you can relive it for many years to come! We understand every wedding is unique, so we specialise in creating tailor-made productions, filmed in full high definition quality and finalised on DVD, Blu-Ray and portable media devices.
The Highwires are totally reliable, polite, punctual and smartly dressed. Onstage they are energetic and entertaining, and make a point of involving the audience in the performance wherever possible. The band is fully self contained, providing a PA and lighting system for any size marquee, hall, or even outside! These are completely flexible in every way - we want to make sure we fit into and help make your perfect day! Energetic and fantastic musicians - they'll have people dancing from the first song to the last!
Your Special Day
Your Special Day understands that every wedding, anniversary, christening or special celebration is individual and that the details matter. We offer specialist venue dressing and event planning service and advice providing affordable and bespoke packages to suit every budget.
One Night Stand Duo
Suitable for all types of events and venues, One Night Stand regularly perform at weddings, corporate functions and dinners, university balls, private parties, birthday and anniversary celebrations, Using only the highest quality backing tracks, from Motown and Rock 'n' Roll to Disco and Pop favourites, sing-a-long classics and dance floor hits making the sets suitable for audiences of all ages. Sets can also be tailored on request to suit special themed events (such as a Seventies or Eighties night, a movie-based costume party etc.) Please contact us with your requirements.Lounge sets are also available for more intimate occasions such as drinks receptions or dinner parties. The lounge sets can be played alone or can be booked as an extra set in addition to the regular playlist.
Offer a free service to help you with every aspect of getting married, from the engagement through to your honeymoon.
Hannah Olivia: experienced Jazz and easy listening singer
Hannah Olivia is an experienced Jazz and easy listening singer. She started singing at the age of 7 in choirs, festivals and shows. At the age of 10 she took up singing lessons, gaining a distinction in all of her singing exams. She then went on to train at the famous Sylvia Young Stage School in London.
Whether you choose a church ceremony or civil ceremony at our Oak Barn, Hannah Olivia will make your service truly memorable. She can sing whilst guests are arriving, through the signing of the registrar as well as when guests are leaving. She is happy to sing whatever you require, so feel free to ask if there is a particular song that you want sung that is personal to you and your partner.
Reception Drinks at the Oak Barn
Jazz and easy listening songs create a wonderful atmosphere and an extra touch of class to your wedding day. Whilst guests are sipping champagne and eating canapés inside our Oak Barn or outside in our grounds, there is nothing more magical than wonderful live music to entertain them whilst the photographs are being taken.
Contact information and demo tracks: www.hannaholivia.co.uk
Photographer: Bill Bowman Photography
Bill Bowman is a very experienced photographer. He has been on the staff of magazines and newspapers where he learnt photojournalism, and he was employed by the famous F and J Hare - arguably the largest and most famous wedding photographers in the eighties. Bill has run his own business for many years. He has photographed thousands of weddings and portraits and has travelled the world on assignments. His skill and experience allows him to combine the best of film and the most technical of digital to achieve results that not many photographers can achieve. His style of wedding photography is a combination of art, fashion, romance, detail and reportage that will satisfy most tastes.
Please visit his web site for his photo gallery and information of his unique style of albums: www.billbowman.co.uk
Professional Bridal Hair & Makeup Artist: Suzanne Harper
Suzanne has been working as a professional makeup artist for 12 years. Qualified At London College of Fashion for specialist hair and makeup for TV, Film & Theatre.
Now a freelance hair & beauty artist working in television and London Theatre for various shows such as: Miss Saigon, Les Miserables, Acorn Antiques.
Specialising in weddings for over 4 years, and enjoys creating beautiful hair and makeup so that brides will look and feel wonderful on their wedding day.
Please visit her web site for her photo gallery and her résumé: www.bridallook.co.uk