I was having a conversation this week with someone wanting to hire wedding entertainment for their reception later this year and whilst we were chatting through what sort of options they wanted to book - maybe one of the UK's best tribute acts, maybe hire a wedding band or perhaps something as grand as a famous act; a question cropped up and I realised it's something we get asked alot and is it an important thing to consider?
The travel time and therefore cost involved for a wedding band travelling long distances can have often have a bearing on price but it's not always the determining factor. A busy in demand act or live band is likely to command a higher price whether the booking be 'on their doorstep' or not.
Choosing a national entertainment agency like Henderson Management is often the way to go because they will have spent a long time carefully vetting lots of different acts and live bands to ensure great quality but also building a good reliable solid database of professional acts that cover all corners of the UK. Indeed, we frequently supply only the best wedding entertainment for hire to:-
Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Bristol, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Cardiff, Cheshire, Cornwall, Cumbria, Derbyshire, Devon, Dorset, Durham, East Sussex, East Yorkshire, Essex, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Herefordshire, Hertfordshire, Kent, Lancashire, Leeds, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Merseyside, Middlesex, Norfolk, North Yorkshire, Northamptonshire, Northumberland, Norwich, Nottinghamshire, Oxford, Shropshire, Somerset, Staffordshire, Suffolk, Surrey, Sussex, Tyne and Wear, Warwickshire, West Sussex, West Yorkshire, Wiltshire, Worcestershire - THE LIST GOES ON!
We'd always suggest though, go with the option that best suits your needs and requirements rather than wedding entertaiment that is near to you. Great professional acts travel all over; and travelling outside of their local area is not unusual for them - it kind of comes with the territory of being a professional performer...