Your Wedding

What a professional bunch they were. Thoroughly impressive, and one of the main highlights of our Wedding! Would definitely recommend. L Saunders, Bride

You want your wedding to be everything you’ve ever dreamed of.  It’s one of the most important days of your life!  And on that big day, we understand that it’s the little details which matter.  You’ve found a stunning venue, a great catering company, a fantastic cake maker and just the right flowers, but a beautiful wedding is never complete without high quality, well-organised music.  At Ceilidh Generation, we can meet this need right from the beginning of your day until the final moments on the dance floor.  As well as a superb ceilidh for you and your guests to enjoy, we can provide the perfect musical accompaniment for each and every part of your celebration.

The Ceilidh

Ceilidhs are now an increasingly popular option for weddings, providing an excellent way of ensuring that your guests mingle with one another and let their hair down.  Our callers are experts at cajoling even the most reluctant guests to their feet, and it’s a rare occasion when the floor isn’t packed from start to finish.  If you have a preference for particular dances, whether Scottish, English or Irish, this can be accommodated, and we can offer a range of first dance options, from simple ceilidh classics to your favourite track played through our sound system.  Callers can be booked in advance of the big day to teach a ceilidh-style first dance or simply to help the wedding party with pre-ceilidh dancing anxieties if a little confidence-boosting is required!  Why not explore our audio and video to see what we can add to your big day?

Our Service

We realise that organising a wedding with or without a wedding planner can sometimes be a stressful experience, and our wedding service aims to put your mind at rest from day one.  With many years’ experience of events planning, Jonathan will confidently liaise with you or your wedding co-ordinator to ensure a smooth-running schedule which operates within a realistic time format.  Our insider knowledge of fine venues across the UK places us in an ideal position to advise you on every aspect of your big day. We offer the same high level of professional expertise to all our wedding clients, be it a small boutique wedding or a large luxuriant celebration with many suppliers.

Ceilidh Generation also welcomes bookings for civil partnerships (ceilidh dances adapted accordingly!), humanist weddings and partnerships, handfasting ceremonies, and all manner of alternative ceremonies.

Wherever you want your special day, we can make it possible to be there with you.

The Icing on the Cake

If you are looking for something else to enhance your celebrations, why not consider some of our optional extras?  When booked in addition to your ceilidh, these often work out cheaper than booking with several different suppliers.

With a number of highly-trained classical and jazz musicians in our midst, Ceilidh Generation can provide a range of musical ensembles to complement your wedding service, al fresco drinks reception or wedding breakfast.  Popular options include:

  • String Quartet
  • Jazz Trio
  • Classical Harp
  • Classical Singers
  • Baroque Ensemble (with or without Harpsichord)
  • Trumpet or French Horn players
  • Atmospheric Solo Flute
  • Piper
  • Authentic Celtic/folk session musicians, including Fiddle, Flute, Whistle, Accordion and Bodhrán

We can also provide sound system hire with wireless microphones (perfect for those all-important speeches!), and can source professional swing bands and pop covers bands to satisfy a variety of musical tastes.

Many of our wedding clients choose to book a DJ in conjunction with their ceilidh, to round off an all-inclusive evening’s entertainment.  With a huge selection of tunes from the 1950s to the present day, we will work with you to arrange the playlist of your choice.  We also provide a full range of LED and laser disco lighting to suit any venue.

To further enhance your special day, Jonathan can also source:

  • Marquee companies; electricity generator companies; lighting design companies; luxury mobile toilets
  • Toastmasters; photographers and videographers; flower arrangers
  • Caterers (including fully organic); mobile bar companies; personalised wines; hog roast and buffalo roast suppliers; cake and cupcake makers; ice cream stalls
  • Dancers; caricaturists; mobile photo booths; face-painters; stilt-walkers; magicians; snake-handlers; fire-eaters
  • And lots more… just ask!

Call or email now to find out what Ceilidh Generation can do for you!