The Wedding Industry Awards 2013

Being nominated for best Wedding DJ’s in The Wedding Industry Awards was a fantastic reward for our 22 years running The Celebration Roadshow. From the initial contact with us, our aim is to make each wedding a unique event and we pride ourselves on our high standards.

The next stage was to invite all our Bride & Grooms, from the past 12 months, to vote for us and provide the much needed feedback – to enable the judges to decide who should go through to the next stage.

This lead to us being ‘shortlisted‘ in early November, following a purely mathematical analysis of the results, for our category. Now the judges had a condensed list of wedding suppliers to scrutinise thoroughly.

By late November the scrutinising was complete and we were elated to discover that we had won the Southwest Wedding DJ category! Next stop London, because all the regional winners automatically went through to the national finals. Part of the national judging process was to meet with the awards founder, Mr Damian Bailey – himself a very accomplished Wedding photographer.

It was an honour, a very nerve racking one, for Gavin & myself to meet Damian at Kingscote Barn – Southwest Wedding venue 2013, in early December.

The National Award was not to be ours this year, unfortunately, but we are now more inspired than ever to providing the very best customer service.

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Below, you can see the fabulous, heartfelt comments & feedback that bride & grooms gave as part of their voting process. They have been taken directly from our feedback sheet from The Wedding Industry Awards team. And as such have not been edited in anyway.

General Comments (in random order)

“Having been to a friends wedding seeing the quality first hand i knew, they knew what they were doing. They went to great lengths to make the room look beautiful with extra lighting matching my colour scheme. I would recommend them to anyone in fact i have! Professional, Personal, 1st class act.”

“Richard at The Celebration Roadshow is a friendly, professional and talented guy. Before the wedding he gave fantastic advice and guidance, my partner and I felt really comfortable throughout the whole process. After the wedding all the guests commented on how great the DJ was.”

“Phil was very helpful and professional and did everything expected of him, unlike many other DJs we have encountered previously.”

“Phil was just brilliant playing variety of music to make sure we all dance and have fun. I will strongly recommend him to all my friends”

“Excellent, professional delivery of a wide range of music & commentary for all age groups. Made the evening ours, by understanding our musical & hosting requirements. Helped to make our special day complete. Didn’t want the evening to end.”

“The DJ website was good & it was easy for us & our guests to choose music. Phil ensured that my choices were played at the end of the evening when I was on the dance floor with close family, which was a really lovely touch.”

“We were very happy with the services of The Celebration Roadshow, they were all-round brilliant and we would recommend them to anyone, they are a professional outfit with great experience and versatility, they took on board our ideas whilst making helpful suggestions to achieve the desired effect.”

“The communication before was brilliant to ensure everything was perfect. I left the majority of the playlist to these guys as I had good confidence that they could provide a brilliant atmosphere for our big day. Your dj can make or break the night and I had a full dance floor all night.”

“I have given DJ top marks because i just can’t fault them.Top things: Trust, Communication, Reliable, Relaxed but professional friendly would recommend. played everything I wanted in order and even directed my guests to the fireworks! Certainly ended our wedding on a high. glad they were part of it.”

“Phil and Gavin did a fantastic job at our our wedding. They were always there to answer any questions and to give any advice when it was asked. We had a lot of complements from our guests about how good the music and tv screens were at the evening do. Paul & I would recommend them to anybody.”

“Are friends & family loved that they came round & mingled with them asking about what music they wanted & doing personal shout out & requests. they were very accomodating with setting up, arranging lighting for our first dance to fit in with our colour scheme. we still talk about how great it was!”

“The most important part was that Phil listened to what we wanted,unlike other DJs that we had spoken to before,who wanted to railroad us with there own ideas.”

“They have extensive experience in the business and have been hired by my family and friends for 3 generations – they have fantastic adaptability and are great entertainers as well as just “the guys who play music”. I recommend them to everyone in need of a DJ.”

“We were very pleased with the efforts and performance of the evening. It is not easy to cater for everybody’s tastes etc. but we feel everyone was involved and that’s down to good experience and a genuine desire for all to enjoy the occasion especially the bride and groom. Very happy.”

“Fantastic DJ – Made the day really special and delivered on all promises.”

“Phil and Gav are absolutely wonderful people. suburb DJs and excellent lighting engineers. they know what goes and what doesn’t. they are professional and well presented. having every single song known to man they are the ideal candidates for a wedding dj. couldn’t wish for more. thanks boys.”

“Phil & Gav were absolutely brilliant from start to finish. I loved the ability for our guests to pick songs online it made them feel really involved in the process, Thier customer service was very good. On the day they were well presented and enthusiastic, really got people dancing and laughing.”

“Celebration roadshow were really helpful arrived at the venue early and spoke to all our guests to ensure any special requests were catered for even managed to get our first dance at short notice finishing the night with the same song great touch! even childrens tastes were catered for!”

“They were amazing. The dance floor was full from the very beginnig of the night. The music was spot on and all our guests commented about how good they were. The compereing was perfect and so much fun which made them a real part of our night. We also loved their set up which added to the venue.”

“Gavin our DJ made us fully aware of all options available to us and helped us make our decisions based on our needs and the venues capabilities he even helped us choose our first dance song with some really good suggestions. The music variety was extensive and accommodated everyone it was perfect.”

“the music responded to the guests really well, the only let down was the confetti cannons which we were too close to. the lighting was perfect and the variety or music was excellent. it was nice being able to make requests before the event so guests felt involved before they arrived.”

Why They Booked (in random order)

“other dj’s came across as cocky, Phil came across as adaptable and friendly. we could choose what we wanted played but more importantly what we didn’t want played!”

“they were extremely well priced for the services they offered and i remember having seen them on a previous occasion having loved the fact that they had come to us and asked us what we wanted to listen and dance to which i think gives it a special touch! they were very accomodating when our venue had certain requirements and they were very helpful in sorting out our first dance and the song we wanted to leave to. they kept in regular contact about the day and would keep us updated with any changes or information they had for us.”

“I have known Phil and Gav for a few years but for my wedding i had to pick the perfect DJ and I knew they would be fabulous especially after reading some testimonials from other brides.”

“it was recommended to us by the manager of the venue”

“They were at my sisters wedding and were fabulous! Music was played to top quality, equipment was top quality and they listened to what my sister and her partner wanted but also offered requests.”

“A recommendation from a colleague prompted me to book The Celebration Roadshow for my wedding, they most certainly did not disappoint and I will be recommending them to my friends and family.”

“personal recommendations from friends and venue”

“Having spoken to other suppliers before Phil, we were particularly impressed by Phils attention to what we desired and his professionalism over the others that we spoke to.”

“Did such a great job at my daughters wedding.”

“When my best friend got married he was her DJ and he was fantastic at getting the crowd dancing so when i booked my wedding he was my first choice.”

“I had looked at other options but met these guys at an wedding fair and they presented themselves brilliantly so I chose them”

“Have known Phil & Gavin for many many years & wouldn’t have wanted anyone else to finish off our special day with a party.”

“Because i had seen and been told the lengths they go to, to ensure the customer is happy with their celebration. They are brilliant and deserve to win.”

“The guys experience and reviews instilled confidence, they also presented a great range of options with regard to lighting effects and the desired range of music. Having also experienced them first hand it was an easy decision to make.”

“Family recommendation.”

“as i had heard from various weddings fairs and friends how good they were and had a chance to see them at another event we just had to have them.”

“Recommendation of wedding venue”

“They’ve been hired by family and friends for the last 20 odd years – and for the reasons stated above.”

“total value for money. and high recommendations!”

“Because they were highly recomended by a family member.”

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The table below shows the scores, out of 10, that voters gave us – Testament to our attention to detail.

Average Voting Scores

Vote Question Ave. Score
Range of options (eg: sound, lighting, music styles) made available by your DJ. 9.67
Quality of expertise, advice and guidance received from your DJ. 9.86
Quality of customer service and communications received from your DJ. 9.9
Your DJ’s punctuality and personal presentation on the day of your wedding. 10
The level at which your DJ delivered what was booked. 9.81
Quality of your DJ’s web presence (web site, facebook etc). 8.48
Value for money. 9.71

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Phill, Gav, Rich & Stuart can all be seen in this shot.....