The Montagu Arms, Beaulieu, Hampshire

Friday 25th April 2014

Mark & Lisa Had been in touch the previous summer after searching for a large sized band for their wedding day at the Montagu Arms, Beaulieu in Hampshire's New Forest.

Set in the picturesque village of Beaulieu, The Montagu Arms is a 17th century country hotel that offers award winning food and luxurious bedrooms. It also specialised in New Forest weddings and functions and has lots of facilities.

Montagu Arms Hotel Beaulieu

We'd been requested to play Just the Way You Are by Bruno Mars for their first dance and My Girl by the Temptations for the bride and her father to dance to.

A couple of weeks before the gig Mark had asked us to play for an additional 30 minutes in the second half so the band prepared some extra material taking the live set to 2 and a half hours. New songs included We Built This City by Starship, Freedom by Wham to feature the brass section along with some more up to date tracks for the extra long set, which we've added at the end of the blog.

We played in the large Terrace Room which is the hotel's main restaurant and wedding reception room which was perfect for dancing.

Montagu Arms Hotel Terrace Room

We were given an iPod with a playlist of songs that the bride and groom had chosen for the DJ part of the night which got the guests warmed up ready for the band to start.

A few weeks later we heard from the groom, Mark, who was really happy with how the night went and had some kind words for us...

"Hi Billy. We would like to thank you and the rest of the band for playing at our wedding. Everybody thoroughly enjoyed your music from start to finish. We have no hesitation in recommending Nu Generation to any family and friends. I'm sure that we will be in touch with you for any future family events.

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