Function Band Hire – Welcome to Groovething!
Are you looking for wedding bands to hire in the Lake District?
Welcome to Groovething, we’re one of the top function and wedding bands in the area. We’ve been the live band at weddings in Cumbria and the Lake District since 2008 and have played at many of the top hotels in the region. We can perform in a number of line-up options, from 5-piece all the way up to an 8-piece band for the ultimate experience! You can check out our repertoire here and also have a look and listen to our audio and video demos. Be sure to come down to one of our live public gigs that we host every month – you can find these on our gigs page. Have fun!
The Lake District is one of the most beautiful parts of the UK and includes the Lake District National Park which actually takes up most of the Lake District itself. The National Trust owns around 25% of the land, including some of the lakes and can be a great place to get married. The Lake District National Park is now a World Heritage site, as of 2017. The Lake District spans from Wigton to the North, down to Barrow-in-Furness in the South and from the West coast at St Bees and Whitehaven over to Penrith and Kendal in the East. Some larger towns which can have the facilities and hotels for a wedding are Keswick, Windermere, Ambleside, and Bowness-on-Windermere. There are thousands of amazing venues to hold your wedding reception, from The Belsfield Hotel in Windermere and The Inn on the Lake in Ullswater, to the The Daffodil Hotel in Grasmere.
Live Music for Weddings: Our Top 5 Venues in the Lake District and Cumbria
As one of the busiest wedding bands in the area, we’ve been fortunate to play at some of the best venues in the Lake District over the years, from Lancaster and Windermere up to Keswick, Grasmere and Carlisle. Here are our top 5:
5. The Daffodil Hotel, By The Lake, Keswick Road, Grasmere, Ambleside, LA22 9PR
Set in the most picturesque location, on the banks of Grasmere is The Daffodil Hotel. This is a beautiful hotel and a very romantic location to get married. If you are looking for wedding bands lake district and if the rain holds off you can get married on the bank on the edge of the lake and then retire to the large function room to dance the night away. Great venue for live music for weddings, with a large function room and plenty of space for dancing!
4. The Belsfield Hotel, Kendal Rd, Bowness-on-Windermere, Windermere LA23 3EL
Recently taken over by Laura Ashley and extensively updated and remodelled, The Belsfield Hotel is now a luxury hotel and has an amazing elected location overlooking lake Windermere. Handy for Bowness, with it’s shops and bars and also with good access from the M6, this is another option for a wedding in the Lakes. Perfect for function bands and live wedding music, with a selection of rooms to choose from, depending on the size of your wedding.
3. Cragwood Country House Hotel, Ecclerigg, Windermere, LA23 1LQ
A great choice for smaller weddings, with a more traditional vibe is Cragwood Country House Hotel. This is an award winning hotel and would a great choice for getting married in the Lakes. If you are looking for a wedding bands lake district, then this hotel would be a great choice.
2. Merewood, Windermere, LA23 1LH
Merewood Country House Hotel is a beautiful gentleman club style hotel, set up in the hills overlooking lake Windermere. It’s got enough space for dancing and has an intimate feeling with a large function room which can cater for live music.
1. Low Wood Resort & Spa, Ambleside Rd, Windermere, LA23 1LP
A sprawling hotel and spa facility with a large selection of bars, restaurants, and function rooms. Set right on the banks of lake windermere, it’s location is one of it’s main attractions. It can cater for up to 280 guests in the larger function rooms and is an amazing venue for larger weddings who would like to feature a live band in the evening.
Wedding Bands Lake District & Cumbria – Testimonials
Here are some testimonials from the lovely people we’ve played to over the years:
“Groovething are an exceptional band, offering both high quality and value for money. I initially went to see the band at one of their live taster gigs and was blown away by how fantastic they were, and at such a reasonable price. We had seen lots of other wedding bands at this point and Groovething blew them all out the water. We really wanted to have a brass section, but found that we were unable to afford it until we found Groovething, who could do an 8-piece band for us at a very reasonable price. From start to finish the band were extremely professional and helpful. I wanted to sing at the wedding and they were happy to learn the songs I wanted to perform at no extra cost. They even sent me a recording so that I could practice. As soon as they started playing at the wedding, the dance floor was full and it stayed that way until the end of the night. Their set list appeals to all ages so everyone had a brilliant time. We could not recommend Groovething more and we are so happy that we found them!”
Rosanne & Pete, Wedding Reception at the Belsfield Hotel, Windermere
“Groovething played for our wedding night at the Merewood Country House hotel, Windermere. From the outset, Paul was extremely helpful during the booking process and responded quickly to all of our questions and queries. The band offer an extensive playlist and fulfilled all of our requests and much more! On arrival at the venue, they set up quickly and efficiently without any disturbance to our guests. The band played three Jam-packed sets and provided a DJ service in between. Their arrangements and medleys were fantastic and kept the dance floor lively all night! We would highly recommend the group to others planning a similar event and we hope to see them perform again in the future!”
Ruth and James Wardle, Wedding Reception at Merewood Country House, Lake District
“Sorry Jen and I didn’t catch all you at the end of the night but we both just wanted to say a massive thank you to you and all the band. You were fantastic and really helped to make the evening into something special! Thank you!”
Dave and Jen Manton, Wedding Reception at Low Wood Bay, Windermere
“Just wanted to say, thank you so much for making our wedding day a perfect one! Fantastic artists, great song choices, amazing atmosphere… Thank you so much! We will pass on your professionalism! All the best for the future.”
Lesley & Simon Featherstone, Wedding Reception at The Daffodil Hotel, Grasmere
If you’ve seen enough then get in touch with us for a quote and take the first step in arranging an amazing night of live entertainment.