These included ‘Wouldn’t it be nice’ by the beach boys, and ‘California dreaming’ by The Mamas And Papas. Fortunately we were also left with just enough time to squeeze in Eva Cassidy’s version of ‘what a wonderful world’. How lucky we were to be allowed to roam around and film in such an AMAZING venue!
Hidden River Barn is a truly unique and enchanting wedding venue located in the picturesque countryside of Carlisle, UK. Nestled among the rolling hills and lush greenery, this secluded venue offers a tranquil and intimate setting for your special day.
As you approach the venue, you will be greeted by the tranquil sound of the river flowing, and the rustic charm of the wooden cabins. The main cabin, which serves as the main event space, boasts high ceilings, exposed wooden beams, and large windows that flood the room with natural light, creating a warm and inviting ambiance. The cabin is surrounded by a picturesque deck, perfect for al fresco dining and drinks reception.
The venue’s natural surroundings provide a stunning backdrop for a couple’s special day, with lush greenery, wildflowers and beautiful river views. Subsequently, since our shoot back in 2020, the venue has gone on to be one of the most popular wedding venues in lakes/Carlisle. Because of this, we were very excited when Charlotte & Dylan enquired about booking us to perform as their Hidden River Barn wedding band & acoustic duo.
These two cool cats had great taste in music, evident in their choices of Simon and Garfunkel and The Everly Brothers. Anything classic with some kick-ass harmonies thrown in gets our approval! As well as this, and as a surprise for charlottes grandad, we also performed our cover of Burt Bacarach’s ‘Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head’.
Listen to our cover performed at hidden river barn here:
Appropriately, this was his favourite tune, and although it wasn’t raining (more like one of the hottest days of 2020) he loved the song. Subsequently we caught him whistling along in tune, giving us a run for our money!
The happy couple had also chosen us to perform during their drinks reception, as well as provide some live acoustic wedding breakfast music.
The drinks reception being held on the top level, overlooking the amazing greenery Hidden River Barns has to offer. It was great to see everyone chatting and letting their hair down after the ceremony.
Contrastingly, the wedding breakfast acoustic set would take place held downstairs in the natural light of the amazing floor-to-ceiling windows.
This was a lovely, laid back mid-week Hidden River Barn wedding. Because of this, performed some upbeat acoustic tunes, including ‘wake up little Suzie’ by the Everly brothers (See the video below) for the drinks reception. To compliment this, we went for some more subtle background music for the wedding breakfast, giving Charlotte, Dylan and their guests a chance to enjoy their meal with their loved ones swell as listen to some gentle folk music whilst they dined.
Listen to our acoustic cover performed at Hidden River Barn here:
Charlotte and Dylan were also on the lookout for a kick-ass DJ, to rock their evening reception. Obligingly, we recommended our favourite DJ in the wedding business: the ever so talented and lovely DJ Gary Mills. Fortunately Gary was available, and it was great to catch up and watch him do his thing!
If you’re looking for the best DJ in the business Gary is certainly your guy. Remember to tell him we sent you!
Congratulations again to you both Charlotte & Dylan, We loved every second of your amazing Hidden River Barn wedding. Thank you for booking us your acoustic wedding singers.
If you’re looking for a Hidden River Barn wedding band / acoustic duo, give us a shout! we’d love to hear about your amazing wedding plans for such a fantastic venue!
Soph & Mat x