We were delighted to play for Christopher and Sarah’s wedding at Cowdray House last week. Cowdray House is an historic venue in Midhurst, and is absolutely beautiful.
About the Venue
The park lies in the South Downs National Park. The estate belongs to Viscount Cowdray, whose family have owned it since 1908. It has a golf course, and it offers clay pigeon shooting and corporate activity days, as well as the more traditional activities of agriculture, forestry and property lets.
The estate also features the Cowdray House – the former home of the Montague family, built in 1542 and largely destroyed by fire in 1793. In 2005 the Heritage Lottery Fund awarded a grant of £2.7m towards the cost of stabilising the ruins and they were opened to the public on 31 March 2007. The house is not open to the public.
The Wedding At Cowdray House
Christopher and Sarah had booked us to play for the ceremony and the drinks reception. The ceremony was in the Buck Hall, which is a fantastic, large hall which looks straight out of a Harry Potter film with its vaulted ceiling and stained glass windows.. There was an enormous Christmas Tree up, which made it feel so festive.
For the ceremony, we enjoyed playing some chilled out requests before Sarah the bride arrived to set the tone for the wedding. They’d made some lovely requests, such as John Legend All Of Me, Elbow One Day Like This, Ed Sheeran Thinking Out Loud.
At 2.30pm the bride arrived. She looked amazing. We played Eva Cassidy’s Songbird as she was escorted down the aisle.
After a lovely ceremony where Christopher and Sarah said their vows to one another, we then played Jason Mraz I’m Yours and Stevie Wonder Signed Sealed Delivered (how apt!) as they signed on the dotted line and had some photographs.
After the registrars had given the happy couple their wedding certificate, we then played Madness It Must Be Love as Christopher and Sarah exited the room as the new Mr and Mrs!
The Guests then celebrated with fizz at the drinks reception, and we continued a wide array of requests.
Many thanks for booking us, and all the best for a happy married life.