Wedding & Party Band
est. Hertfordshire 2012
The Priory Barn
Weddings at The Priory are just that little bit different
The Priory in Little Wymondley, Hertfordshire is a beautiful place for your special day, set in rural Hertfordshire with a contemporary edge for a wonderfully relaxed atmosphere. An exclusive use wedding venue licensed for all civil ceremonies, the heritage barn surrounded by landscaped grounds are entirely yours. Individuality and personal touches add to the magic here, so you can create your own dream wedding and enjoy every moment of your incredible day.
The Sam Lewis Band have worked closely with John, Karen and the team at The Priory in Little Wymondley for a few years now and are always impressed by the lengths everyone goes to, to make each and every event the best it possibly can be. As a trusted supplier Sam Lewis is also responsible for vetting all live acts that perform at The Priory.
The Sam Lewis Band is one of Hertfordshire's busiest wedding and party bands performing at 50-100 weddings per year. Sam can perform live at the ceremony and reception drinks before bringing in his band for the evening AND DJing in between the live sets. Quality is assured given Sam can only be in one place at one time unlike bands using various aliases. Sam will always be the front-man for your band on your special day.
ALL-DAY WEDDING SOLUTION
Our ALL-DAY wedding and party solution features music throughout the entire day. It means you can sit back and relax right from the point of booking us knowing all of the entertainment for the day is arranged.
i. live entrance music
ii. 2-4 songs performed live whilst you sign the register
iii. live exit music as a married couple
i. live solo and/or band performance whilst canopies are served and photographs are taken*
The Wedding Breakfast
i. provision of a pre-recorded playlist**
ii. use of radio microphones for speeches***
iii. MC/Host/Compere responsibilities****
The Evening Party
i. live band
ii. professional live DJ
iii. MC/Host/Compere responsibilities
* a solo performance is included. An acoustic band performance is subject to an additional cost.
** this can be completely bespoke. Simply send me a Spotify playlist and I will cue the music up for you.
*** this is conditional on the P.A. system being set up in advance of the ceremony. The Barns at Redcoats have an in-house radio microphone too.
**** I am happy to coordinate photographs where required, usher guests into the barn for the wedding breakfast, welcome you into the room as a married couple and introduce the speeches.
The Priory Wedding Review...
Thank you so much to you and your band for playing for us on our wedding day.
The ceremony songs were beautiful and you kept the dancefloor packed all night! Safe to say everyone had an amazing time!
Love Danielle & Nicola
Click here for more 5* reviews posted on our Google page by our wonderful couples!
It's important to book the right suppliers for the job. Trusted suppliers (also known as preferred or recommended suppliers) are usually selected by the venue as their respective brands work well together. For example; A photographer that has experience of a venue will know where to go for the best light, architecture and/or backdrops come rain or shine. A preferred band, musician or DJ (did I mention that we're all three?) will know when to arrive, where and when to set up, whether the venue has a noise limiter and who the wedding coordinator is etc.
The combination of suppliers that know each other is often overlooked yet can make a huge difference to your big day. It's just the same as any kind of team. Most wedding suppliers will also recommend others that they rate particularly highly and enjoy working with. Communication between suppliers and the venue beforehand and on the day makes a big difference too. Familiarity helps and collaboration is the key!
Our favourite Hertfordshire photographer for The Priory Barn is Rafe Abrook of Rafe Abrook Photography. He goes the extra mile snapping the party shots late into the evening and capturing your guest's reactions when they're being wowed by the entertainment! Just check out some of his shots of the guests and local magician Lee Smith.
About The Priory...
The Priory Barn can cater for 180 evening guests for the evening party.
The Priory has made special arrangements for guests to stay with Needham House Hotel located in Little Wymondley, the Cromwell Hotel in Old Stevenage, Bethnal & Bec in Buntingford and Alder Barn Holiday Home in Aswell. John or Karen will discuss this with you when you get in touch.
Weddings at The Priory
The Priory has evolved its own style of planning and hosting to blend a seamlessly relaxed sense of occasion with unique personal service and places the well being of your guests as a top priority. Weddings are quite simply what they do and they are devoted to them. The experienced team is dedicated to getting everything absolutely right every time, with a wedding coordinator on hand to ensure that bespoke details are in perfect place for you and your guests. They also host charity events, birthday parties and more.
To arrange a show-around, please contact The Priory on firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01462 748647 to discuss your requirements and obtain a quote for your bespoke event.