Welcome to Groovething!
Are you interested in wedding bands to play at your wedding in Lancashire?
It’s a great county to get married in, with large swathes of countryside and a selection of the UK’s best cities. There are hundreds of amazing venues to hold your wedding reception, from Stanley House in Mellor and Lancaster Hotel in Lancaster. We’ve played at many of them since 2008 to hundreds of delighted couples and their guests!
If you want some live music for your wedding, then we’ve got an extensive repertoire, two fab vocalist and a killer horn section for your guests to dance the night away to. If you are looking for a function band in Lancashire then get in touch with us for a quote!
Lancashire emerged from the Industrial Revolution in the 19th century and created the commercial hubs of Manchester and Liverpool. Almost 85% of all cotton manufactured worldwide was produced in Lancashire. Towns of Accrington, Blackburn, Bolton, Burnley, Bury, Chorley, Colne, Darwen, Manchester, Nelson, Oldham, Preston, Rochdale and Wigan were major cotton mill towns and some of the buildings still exists today and could be an interesting wedding venue to get married in! You can hire the Manchester Museum of Science and Industry for your wedding, which has lots of exhibits from that era.
Live Bands from Lancashire
Lancashire is home to many famous bands, in particular Manchester – home to of course Oasis, The Stone Roses, Chemical Brothers and The Smiths. It’s no surprise, given the history and range of live music venues that the region offers.
Wedding Band Hire Testimonials
Here are some testimonials from the lovely people we’ve played to in Lancashire over the years:
‘Just emailing to say a big thank from all of us for providing us with fantastic entertainment at our 40th party. Everything about the band was spot on, great music and vocals, really got the party going and had that personal touch. Thank the girls for allowing Julie and myself to get up and sing with them or try to!! I was quite anxious about booking a band by justing seeing them on the internet but you really exceeded expectations. The feedback from our guests was very positive too. I would certainly recommend Groovething to anyone wishing to hire a band. Once again a very big thank you!’
Nicola & Dave, Wedding @ Best Western Hotel, Garstang
“We just wanted to drop you and the other members of the band a quick thank you note. Please pass our thanks to both the band and the DJ, you were brilliant and had everyone up dancing for the whole evening and also did a fantastic job on our 1st dance song. So many people commenting on how good the whole set was! We couldn’t have asked for a better band to play at our wedding.”
James & Henriette, Wedding Reception @ Bartle Hall
“I wanted to extend our warmest thanks to you for a wonderful performance at our wedding. You were even better than we remembered from last year and were delighted the guests thought so too! Your music captured the mood of the day and re-energised the guests after a long session of drinking and eating beforehand. We will, of course, continue to recommend Groovething to friends and family for the future!”
Adam Stage, Wedding Reception @ The Villa
“Thank you so much. EVERYONE really enjoyed your performance and I can’t tell how many lovely complements you got on the night and are guests are still all talking about you now. Everyone fully enjoyed themselves when you started playing. You really made our night . We can’t thank you enough for making our night amazing.”
Victoria and Matt, Wedding Reception @ Shaw Hill Golf Club
‘Thank you all so much for your amazing performance, we thought you were all fantastic and incredibly professional! Once we started dancing we just couldn’t stop, it was hit after hit, we just couldn’t help but dance. You really added something extra special to the whole occasion and I really felt you made it effortless from my side, so thank you for being so good at your job. Also thank you so much for learning our first dance song, I thought it was perfect, thank you – we were blown away!’
Amy and Mat, Wedding Reception, Thornton Manor
Wedding Venues in Lancashire – Our Top 5
We’ve been fortunate to play at some of the best venues in Lancashire over the years, from Manchester central up to Preston and Blackpool and Lancaster. Here are our top 5:
5. Thornton Manor
A lovely Grade II listed building in the Wirral which is set in 120 acres of beautiful countryside. You can use a number of buildings for your wedding, including the Manor House, the Waterside Pavilion, the Lakeside Marquee and the Walled Garden Marquee. It’s a perfect venue for live wedding music due to the selection of rooms and the space available.
4. Shaw Hill Golf Resort & Spa, Preston Road Whittle Le Woods Chorley Lancashire PR6 7PP
A sprawling set of beautiful buildings set just off the M61 in Chorley, featuring a majestic Georgian Mansion and a fantastic function room – perfect for live function band music! The complex also features thirty individually decorated bedrooms, a leisure club, spa, hair salon and of course a golf course! We recently played here for Melissa and Richards wedding, see our blog here.
3. The Villa County House Hotel, Moss Side Lane, Wrea Green, Preston, Lancashire PR4 2PE
A beautiful venue set in an idyllic location of Wrea Green which started life as a 19th century gentleman residence. Featuring 29 recently refurbished bedrooms, an amazing permanent marquee for your live band entertainment and many bars and restaurants. this is one of our favourite venues and one we’ve played at many times. As a live band for weddings we always look forward to playing at this fantastic venue.
2. Bartle Hall Hotel, Lea Lane, Bartle Nr Preston, Lancashire, PR4 0HA
Always a favourite place to play – this lovely country hotel is set in the Lancashire countryside and offers a fabulous mix of banqueting, dining, hotel and conference facilities. Spacious and well presented with friendly and knowledgeable staff it has the right mix of facilities and space for wedding bands lancashire and hence a truly memorable evening’s entertainment. There’s a choice of two rooms depending on the size of your wedding, the Balmoral Suite which accommodates 260 for the evening reception and The Windsor Suite which fits 200. Any function band that plays at weddings would be very pleased to be booked at this venue and we are no exception!
1. Best Western Golf and Hotel, Bowgreave Drive, Garstang, Nr Preston, Lancashire, PR3 1YE