We recently played at a lovely wedding at Cain Manor. Cain Manor is an Elizabethan manor house built in the 16th century in Surrey, England.
The building was owned by a man named Cane who was excommunicated by the Roman Catholic Church. He originally named the manor house ‘The Land of Nod‘ in reference to the biblical story of Cain’s banishment. Cain Manor is fitted with cathedral windows and was built with wood believed to be recycled from ship timbers dating before the Elizabethan era. Today, the building is owned by the company Bijou Wedding Venues and is used to host weddings and other events.
We were really pleased to play here as it’s a beautiful venue near Farnham. We set up on the balcony at the back of the ceremony room. Up there, we had a great view of the proceedings of the ceremony, and we were well placed to see the bridal entrance and signing of the register.
For the entrance of the bride we played Elbow’s One Day Like This. For the signing we played Vivaldi’s La Caccia, the first movement. This was a great request and quite a tricky violin 1 part. The exit, the couple had chosen Brandenburg Concerto No. 3, Movement 1 by Bach. We then moved out into the reception room and entertained with some great pop tunes. We have a new arrangement of Sam Smith’s Stay WIth Me, which we played.
All in all a great wedding and we loved playing from our shiny new organised quartet pads !
Congratulations Darryl and Sam!