There are events where part of the experience is luxury and guests’ responses of “Wow!” because the venue is so stunning. I was lucky enough to visit Brocket Hall, which is very local to our HQ yesterday and was so impressed!
From when you drive up the long drive, over a small bridge, you reach the wonderful Brocket Hall, in the middle of the estate. This is not a hotel, but is run like a private country house. Butlers greet guests and they are taken into the house. The entrance hall has the most amazing staircase – what is it about staircases for the wow factor??? If I was organising live music, I would recommend that a harpist or acoustic string players were playing here. The acoustic sound would travel around the space, creating a welcoming vibe.
There are plenty of guests who wish to experience a Quintessentially British country house life, and this room lends itself to afternoon tea. The estate has an exceptional golf course and other outdoor activities are available including shooting and falconry. After these activities – or instead of for some guests, tea could be served. The eagle eyed will have noticed the piano in the corner; yes, having afternoon tea with background music such as a piano or harpist is Very British and perfect in this room.
The ballroom is an impressive room by any standards, and is perfect for dinners and celebrations. Apparently the Waltz was brought and performed here for the first time in Britain, by Lady Caroline Lamb. And the long table is the second longest in England – second only to the Queen’s banqueting table at Windsor Castle. There are different ways Viva Live Music could provide background music in this room whilst guests dine. Acoustic music works best in this room. There is a wonderful grand piano; a string quartet; harp. Other options might be our covers duo, acoustic duo saxophonist or saxophone and piano duo. For a more Vintage theme our Solo Vintage Singer or Vintage Duo would be a great background option.