Thomas & Emily First Dance - Rhinefield House DJ Martin Lake

Rhinefield House Wedding DJ Martin Lake – The First Dance

Please Note – After almost 40 years as a DJ I have decided to hang up my headphones after my last wedding in August 2024. I have performed at over 4000 weddings, Parties and Modern Jive nights and have had the most amazing time with lots of incredible memories.
I have met lots of lovely people and some real characters along this amazing journey from bride and grooms, customers, guests and fellow DJs. I have created memories that I will cherish forever and am very proud in playing my part in so many unforgettable weddings and parties. There will always be music in my life as I cue up the next chapter, press play and enjoy life!

Rhinefield House Wedding DJ & Disco – Extraordinary Weddings!

I am proud to be a recommended DJ for the Rhinefield House Hotel, one of the country’s top wedding venues. I am one of Hampshire’s premier wedding DJ’s with some of the best wedding lightshows in the UK. I have performed at over 100 amazing weddings at this stunning venue. I provide my stylish wedding disco with beautiful lighting to create a premium wedding experience which receives many great reviews from delighted brides. Located in the heart of the New Forest the Rhinefield’s stunning architecture, beautiful gardens and professional staff ensure that you have the perfect wedding day.

I can provide a choice of my very stylish shows for your evening disco or my very popular “All Day Packages” for your whole day which include background music for your drinks reception in the amazing gardens and during your wedding breakfast and also includes beautiful uplighting in the evening to match your colour scheme. You also have the option to add in  “Music For Your Ceremony” to be professionally played as an optional extra to any All Day Package for that very special moment of the day.

Music plays an important part of my life and I take time to find out what you both love to personalise your perfect party soundtrack for the evening.

The Pixel Wedding Show - DJ Martin Lake

The Pixel Wedding Show

Rhinefield House Wedding DJ Review - DJ Martin Lake

Another Amazing Wedding At Rhinefield House

Rhinefield House Wedding DJ Martin Lake - The Pixel Platinum Show

The Stylish Pixel Platinum Show

Dance Off At Rhinefield House - DJ Martin Lake - Photo - Martin Bell

The Lads Turn At The Dance Off – Photo – Martin Bell

DJ Martin Lake At Rhinefield House - The Premium All Day Wedding Package

The Wedding Show

Reviews From Rhinefield Brides

I always receive great reviews at Rhinefield House… you can see some quotes below and find full reviews on my Reviews Page and Google Business Page. You can also see the detailed All Day Wedding review and video from Liz & Ben’s excellent Rhinefield wedding lower down on the page. This gives a very good insight of the work that I do behind the scenes that ensures that your day is absolutely perfect!

“How lucky we were in hindsight as we couldn’t have wished for a better DJ for the night. Really couldn’t fault him he was literally the savior of the party. Many thanks Martin, awesome job!”

Rhinefield House Wedding DJ Martin Lake

The Dance Off Has Started – Photo – Martin Bell

Another 5 Star Rhinefield House Wedding DJ Review

Another 5 Star Rhinefield House DJ Review

“We would like to say a massive thank you for such a great day! Everything was perfect from start to finish and we are so glad we chose you as the DJ”.

Rhinefield House Wedding - Rhinefield DJ Martin Lake

Mixing It Up On The Dancefloor – photo – Martin Bell

“Very pleased to have chosen Martin Lake to do our daughter’s wedding celebration disco. Indeed, I cannot praise Martin enough. Martin is totally professional, Martin accommodated all our personal requirements and seamlessly integrated them into his disco”.

Elena and Evangelos Testimonial - Rhinefield House - DJ Martin Lake

Another 5 Star Wedding Review

“Martin was wonderful as our wedding DJ at the Rhinefield House Hotel. From our first point of contact right until the end of the day we had a wonderful service provided. Martin was always there to answer any queries we had along the way”.

DJ Martin Lake At Rhinefield House

Raising The Roof At Rhinefield House

“Martin was just fab too in accepting over 60 song requests in advance from our wedding guests for the evening party and placed them in a great order to give us the most varied music which suited all our guests”.

“The light show really made our reception room sparkle and tied in amazingly well with our colour scheme. Martin making the effort to colour match exactly to the bridesmaid colours was just awesome! All our wedding guests said what a wonderful party we had and that is down to Martin! Thanks so much”!

The Pixel Platinum Show - DJ Martin Lake

The Pixel Platinum Show With Uplighting

Another Amazing Wedding Party At Rhinefield House - DJ Martin Lake

Liz & Ben’s All Day Wedding Package

I put a lot of work and preparation into every wedding to make sure that it is perfect and that everything runs smoothly on the day. I can spend up to 20 hours of preparation on an all-day wedding and then be working 17 hours on the day itself. Here is the planning and details for Liz & Ben’s excellent Rhinefield wedding which shows what difference hiring a quality DJ can make for your big day.

I had an initial meeting with Liz & Ben at the hotel to discuss their plans and talk through some options. I gave Liz a few suggestions and some options of music for the ceremony. They decided to book me for the whole day and wanted a bespoke package so we had a second meeting at my house nearer the day where we went through everything in detail, from the timings and the music to special moments happening in the evening.

Liz sent me a comprehensive list of music that they wanted for the day split into music for the ceremony, background music for the wedding breakfast and music for the evening reception. I spent several hours organising it into the best playable order…tracks that were not so good for dancing I played for the arrival and during the buffet and the big dance and party tracks for the peak times. I downloaded any of the tracks that I didn’t have from itunes.

Before the day itself I programmed the uplighting to complement their wedding colours and designed their wedding monograms on photoshop ready for projecting onto the dancefloor.
I also wrote a schedule, checklist and names of all of the key people for myself to make sure everything runs smoothly as there is a lot to do and remember.

The Big Day
It’s a beautiful sunny day and I drive to the venue at 9.30am. I arrive at the venue and set up a discrete sound system on the balcony ready for the ceremony in the Grand Hall.

The Ceremony
Liz is introduced into the room for the processional by the Toastmaster and I play Canon in D Major at the right volume to give this very special moment impact. Liz looks beautiful in her dress!
Liz and Ben had a moving ceremony with a couple of lovely poems. I played orchestral versions of “Halo” and “Only Girl In The” World during the signing of the register and “Arrival Of The Queen Of Sheeba” for the recessional to big cheers and lots of emotion as Ben & Liz walked out as husband and wife!

The Champagne Reception
It was a beautiful day so the champagne reception was being held in the gardens. I put a battery powered speaker outside with an ipod for a great soundtrack while the photographs were being taken which created the perfect atmosphere.

The Wedding Breakfast
While everybody was outside I set up uplighters in the Kings Room ready for the evening reception.

Liz and Ben were professionally announced into the Grand Hall by Michael the Toastmaster who encouraged everybody to make lots of noise for the memorable grand entrance!
I played Liz and Ben’s selected background music during the wedding breakfast while setting up my equipment in the Kings Room ready for the evening reception.

The Early Evening
After the lovely wedding breakfast, cutting the cake and speeches everybody headed outside as it was such a lovely evening. I set the battery speaker and ipod back up outside and played music in the gardens for the early part of the evening. There was also a hog roast and a bucking bronco which would be going until 9.00pm.

The Buffet
Everybody was outside until 9.00pm, and I was in the Kings Room playing background music for when people came in for drinks.  As it was such a lovely evening the plan was to have the first dance after the buffet.

The First Dance
I gave a big introduction to Mr & Mrs Mansbridge for the first dance…there was lots of cheering from family and friends as Ben and Liz took to the floor to “Christina Perri’s, A Thousand Years” for a very special emotional moment. The uplighting was set to complement their colour scheme and I projected a personalised laser message on the wall over their heads behind them. The lighting made a great backdrop for the photos.

The Big Party
It was then non stop dancing until midnight… I mixed up Liz & Ben’s requests with other big tracks to keep a full dancefloor and party atmosphere. There were lots of charts early on with some 90’s dance classics, a few cheesy requests for the lads in the last hour and some rousing singalong anthems to raise the roof.

The guests had lots of energy and some great dance moves and helped to make it a brilliant night, one that Liz and Ben will never forget. I used my powerful scanners as spotlights to highlight the bride and groom during some key moments like bouncing to “Don’t Stop Believing”, rocking to “Living On A Prayer” and in the middle of the wedding circle to “Time Of My Life”.

Liz and Ben were so pleased and both thanked me for a fantastic night just before disappearing down the wedding archway to “Unconditionally” while three cheers were ringing out from their guest. The end of a magical day in a lovely venue surrounded by your closest family and friends. What more could you ask for! That is why I love my job.

My night hasn’t finished yet…it takes 1 hour 45 minutes to clear down the equipment from two rooms, a 40 minute drive home and get to bed at 3.00am. Phew!! I cannot get too comfortable as I am up in four and a half hours for my sons football tournament.

A Review From Liz & Ben

Dear Martin We would like to express our appreciation on the incredible job you did as DJ at our Wedding .The music was fantastic and you played all the songs we requested. We couldn’t have asked for a more professional fun filled DJ. The service you provide throughout the day was absolutely amazing and the Wedding Monograms and uplighting were BRILLIANT!!! They really made the venue look spectacular, thank you so much for arranging to have these made for us.

The uplighting was the perfect colour that matched my colour theme, I really appreciated the time taken to get it perfect for us. We have no hesitation in recommending you and your services to anyone looking for a fantastic DJ. Thank you so much for helping us make our special day (and night) a time to remember with incredible memories. p.s We will be contacting you for our 30th Birthday celebrations!!! Many thanks Liz and Ben

Elly & Phil’s Stunning Rhinefield House Wedding

Elly & Phil exclusively booked the whole hotel for their wedding. The Grand Hall looked stunning for the ceremony and wedding breakfast with tall elegant flower arrangements spotlighted and beautiful table arrangements. The Kings Room was set up with a white starlit dancefloor with Elly & Phil’s names projected onto it with the whole room uplit in their colour scheme.

I provided my “Premium All Day Wedding Package” with music for the Ceremony and added in a Mirror Ball and a full Laser Show for the evening which complimented the many Trance and Dance requests for a great party!

A Review From Elly & Phil

We hired Martin all day, for our wedding on 4th February 2018 at Rhinefield House He played the music for the ceremony, background music during the drinks reception/wedding breakfast, and of course for the party in the evening. I had 2 meetings with him beforehand and knew instantly that he would get everything exactly as we wanted. He read the crowd in the evening keeping people on the dance floor all night as well as playing the Trance that we wanted.

We also had lasers and up lighting this completely transformed the room. We wouldn’t hesitate in recommending him to anyone, and if we ever need a DJ again he will be our first choice.
Thanks Martin for helping make our big day so amazing. Elly and Phil x

Rhinefield House Wedding DJ Martin Lake

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