Bands and DJs
What You Need To Know
Before You Accept a Booking
We know how important the evening entertainment and music is to our couples; that's why we allow them to source their own band and DJ if they wish.
We love inviting new acts to Pendrell Hall and we'll do everything we can to make you feel welcome.
Before accepting a booking to play at Pendrell Hall please make sure you're happy to comply with our requirements set out below:
A Sound Limiter is fitted at Pendrell Hall
A sound limiter is fitted at Pendrell Hall and set to 100 decibels. This is a condition of our license and it is not possible to override the settings or disable the sound limiter.
The doors in The Old Library Bar which open out to the rear garden and the fire door exit which leads to the rear car park, must also remain closed while evening music is being played as a condition of our license.
We are confident that the happy couple and their guests will enjoy your performance immensely. We appreciate that a sound limiter is not ideal but we must comply with the conditions of our license at all Pendrell Hall events.
We request that you respect and comply with any request to reduce the volume made by any member of staff.
PLI and PAT Test Required for Your Equipment
Please supply a copy of your Public Liability Insurance and a Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) Certificate for your equipment prior to performing at Pendrell Hall.
Both these documents can be emailed to the happy couple in advance of their wedding date. They will ensure the documents are filed with their Event Manager.
Please understand that we must have a copy of the Public Liability Insurance and a Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) Certificate, you will not be permitted to perform at Pendrell Hall unless we have these documents in place.
Safety and Your Setup
- Please keep the FIRE EXIT clear at all times, no cables may cross the Fire Exit which must remain closed.
- We do not provide stage lighting and we don’t allow dry ice as it triggers our smoke particle detectors.
- The top of your speakers must not be raised more than 1.5 metres from the ground.
- Please ensure that Drum Kits are sat on a protective mat to prevent damage to our floors.
- It is not possible to leave any equipment overnight with us.
- We do not allow any tape to be used to fix items to any part of the venue.
Please help us to help you provide the perfect evening & entertainment on this special day, if you spot spillages on the dance floor please alert a member of staff.
Any food and drink requested for the evening must be pre-arranged through the happy couple.
Please sign in when you arrive in accordance with our Fire Regulations. The visitor log is located on the wall, in the corridor as you enter to the rear of The Ballroom. We have a room where you can get changed in private.
Many Thanks in advance & we look forward to working with you – The Pendrell Hall Events Team
Music Stops at 12am (Midnight)
In accordance with our license please ensure all music stops at 12am (Midnight). We suggest you wind things down slightly earlier to enable you to play the ‘one more’ which is often requested when you have a full dance floor!!
All the power sockets located in The Ballroom are connected to an automatic timer which cuts the power at 12.05am to give you time to shut down any sensitive equipment. The music must have stopped at 12am (Midnight). Please note: the staff cannot override the automatic cut off.
Please work with us on this; the music must stop at Midnight.
We ask that all Bands and DJs are packed up by 00:30 at the latest.
Where to Unload Your Gear
Please call us on 01902 840099 to let us know your approximate arrival time.
Turn into Pendrell Hall’s private driveway, keep left at the water fountain and enter the main guest car park.
Drive towards the rear of the car park, past the laurels and turn right into the Staff Car Park signposted ‘Staff Only’. Proceed into the Staff Car Park and position your vehicle outside the rear of Pendrell Hall for easy unloading directly into The Ballroom where you’ll set up.
If there is no one there to greet when you arrive, please ring the intercom which is on the right-hand-side of the white door, to the left of the black fire exit staircase.
Please sign in when you arrive. The visitor log is located on the wall, in the corridor as you enter to the rear of The Ballroom.