One of the more unique venues the Square One Band has performed at has been the Rustix Manor in Woodstock, GA. It’s layout and location is perfect for a large outdoor wedding, and even though it is located in a Woodstock, it has a much more rural feel because of the amount of acreage that belongs to the venue’s owner. In a word (or three), a very cool place! For more information, click here.
The band played in a town we don’t get too very often, Mobile, Alabama. Although it was a bit of a haul, the crowd’s enthusiasm during our set made it well worth the effort! The weather held out during most of the trip down, although it rained a bit during our load out, which is never fun. Regardless, it was a successful trip for the Square One Band, and we look forward to going back to Mobile next Summer when another show is planned there. Until next time!
Square One was back in one of its favorite cities this last week, Charleston, SC. Fortunately, the weather behaved for the evening as the wedding was partially indoors and outdoors. The client and their guests were great and seemed to really enjoy the band. Here are some photos from the event.
The band had the pleasure of performing in Columbia, SC at the State Museum last weekend for a rambunctious Sorority Parent Function. Great crowd, and a pleasure to perform for these gracious hosts. A few blurry shots, but I guess better than nothing!
The band had the pleasure of performing at Cator-Woolford Gardens in their beautiful atrium. This is the third time the band has played there, and the first in the atrium. The bride and groom were great, and so were there guests. Working with Jenny from It Takes Two event planners is always excellent, as well. Pics to come shortly!
I am often asked where some of my favorite wedding reception locations have been, and without a doubt, Asheville is certainly in the top tier; the band has played there several times, and between the views, the weather, and the choice of venues to hold a wedding reception, it is hard to beat. For brides and grooms looking for the perfect spot, I have included several links which give details about several of the reception venues available in or near Asheville, NC. Enjoy!
The band recently had the pleasure of playing in one of our favorite cities, Charleston, South Carolina. Although it was a typical Summer night in Charleston (hot, humid with the threat of rain), the band as well as those attended had a great time! If you are thinking about getting married in the South, Charleston would be a great place to consider; here is a great listing of Charleston venues to check out.
For those interested in having their special day outdoors in Georgia, here is a great article which looks at some of the more well known and highly rated venues in Georgia. Enjoy!
Having played at many wedding venues over the last several years, I have learned a lot about what works from the client’s side of things, especially when it comes to their music choices. One of the things that I have come across recently is the issue that comes with venues not being truthful to potential clients when selling them on their capabilities to have music (especially live music played by a band) as a part of their wedding. In a nutshell, it is VERY IMPORTANT when discussing the option of live music with the venue owner/manager/coordinator what decibel levels are acceptable. Again, this is crucial! We have played several venues that told the wedding party that live music was possible, but when we arrived were told that the music needed to be less than 90 dB in volume at all times. To give you a comparison, 90 dB is equivalent to truck traffic at street level, according to OSHA. I can tell you that at their peak, most bands will hit closer to 100 dB on a regular basis during a live show. If you want a to protect yourself from issues, choose a venue that either a) does not have a sound level ordinance in/near it’s location or b) the dB reading can be at least 100 dB at the properties edge. Remember, I am talking about bands that play music most typical at weddings, ie rock, dance, music, etc. There is nothing worse than finding out on your big day that although you and your guests planned on partying and dancing the night away to the music of the live band you hired, the band will have to play so quiet and subdued it will be impossible to get the energy and atmosphere required to make the night happen the way you pictured it in your mind.
In conclusion, when choosing where you want to get married, if you are going to have a band, ASK ABOUT SPECIFIC (the maximum dB) VOLUME LEVELS).
Thanks for stopping by, and good luck as you plan your big day.