If you have booked us or been to one of our ceilidhs we would love to hear from you. In order that we can continually make improvements to our service and performance we are interested in your views on: the booking process; our pricing; communications; our music; the caller; and any other comments or suggestions that pertain to your experience of Haste to the Wedding Ceilidh Band.
If you wish to add any comments please send an e-mail. Below are a few received over the years:
Lindsey & Eamonn (Village of Lyons, Aug 15)
Lindsey and EamonnWe justed wanted to say a massive thank you for playing at our wedding on Sunday - you were fantastic! Everyone commented on how much fun they'd had during the dancing, it was a real ice breaker and just brilliant fun. The DJ was also fantastic- the floor was full for the whole evening. I'll definitely be recommending you to my friends for their weddings!Thanks for everything,
Laura & Matthew (Riverdale Barn, July 15)
Hi!Just wanted to say a HUGE THANK YOU for playing at our wedding on 28th July 2015. You guys did a great job of keeping everyone on the floor and getting everyone involved and we had the best party!!!! Thanks so much guys!!!Laura and Matthew x
Briar & Robert (Orange Tree House, July 2015)
Dear Haste to the Wedding,
Picking you guys to play at our wedding was the best decision we ever made.
It was the icing on the cake.
Everybody up, everybody having fun.
The best foot-tapping, hand clapping, table rattling band in all of Ireland!
Everything a wedding band should be; we had an absolute blast.
Thank you guys!
You’re definitely our first choice for our next shin-dig!
Such cheerful, happy guys too
We love you!
Briar and Robert
Sarah (Drenagh, June 2015)
We had our wedding on the 27 June 2015 at Drenagh Estate and Stately Home. We booked a 2 hour Ceilidh and disco afterwards. The guys from Haste to the wedding were all brilliant and really got all our guest up and dancing. It was lovely as there were guests from England, Switzerland, America and Canada! Thank you so much for the wonderful evening you gave us. Love from the new Mr & Mrs x
Anna & Pat (Royal Marine Hotel, May 2015)
Sorry it has taken so long to write this e-mail. We are only just getting back to normal after the honeymoon.We wanted to say a huge thank you for doing such an amazing ceilidh for our wedding last month in the Royal Marine Hotel. Being Scottish I had to have one for our wedding and you didn’t disappoint. All of our guests loved the dancing and can’t stop talking about how much fun it was. The caller was brilliant and so funny. He really got everyone involved. He told our flower girl Orla that her name was Oscar for a dance as she was being the man and she was telling everyone afterwards that her name was now Oscar.Some of our favourite photos from the day are the ceilidh photos. Everyone is smiling and look so happy in them. We can’t wait to see the footage the videographer got of it.The DJ was great as well. He made sure that people stayed on the dance floor and got in all the special request songs that we had asked for.We had an amazing wedding day. Thank you for being a part of it.Kind regards,Anna & Pat
Clare & Geoff (Rathsallagh House, May 2015)
Just want to say thank you so much for playing at our wedding in Rathsallagh on the 16th of May. The ceilidh was fantastic, it really was a good laugh and a good work out for all!! and it was great even those who had no experience felt they could get up and give it all a try!! There were lots of comments as well that the sound and volume were fantastic, and people were still able to have a conversation if they wanted, which kept everyone in the reception room, which was great. The DJ was great too, there was someone on the dance floor at all times!! Thanks again! Clare and Geoff
Mary-Anne & Jann (Ballyliffen, June 2015)
We are just writing to say thank you so much for playing the wedding last night - you went down a storm - everyone was raving about it this morning. And thank you for your patience with the delays and your professionalism throughout. You guys were amazing and an especial thanks to the caller who got everyone going and helped calm my nerves before the first dance!! Mary-Anne & Jann
Miriam (Larne Tennis & Bowling Club, Apr 2015)
Many Many thanks for the fabulous music at my birthday party on Easter Monday. All my guests had a great time and thoroughly enjoyed the dancing. You were all brilliant. Would love to hear you again. Many thanks again, Miriam.
Karl & Ellen (Causeway Hotel, May 2015)
Guys just wanted to say a massive thank you for putting on an absolutely brilliant set last night. Ourselves and the guests had the best fun and the caller was fantastic at getting everyone involved! Absolutely brilliant!!! Karl and ellen 🙂
Alana (Belfast Castle, Apr 2015)
Hi Just a quick note to say thank you all very much for your wonderful music on Saturday night! Our Guests and ourselves had a wonderful time dancing the night away! Our feet are still sore! Thanks again! Alana xxxx
Grace (Galgorm, Feb 2015
Thank you so much for playing at our wedding. You guys were epic and all our english friends absolutely loved it.
Chris & Sarah (Larchfield, June 2014)
Dear 'Haste to the Wedding' thank-you for the wonderful ceilidh celebration and just your amazing straightforward service. You are every brides dream! Thank-you also for organising my song I recorded for Chris, that is now a very precious memory for us both! Lots of Love Chris & Sarah
Lucy (Ballyduggan Mill, Nov 2014)
Thank you so much for playing at our wedding at Ballydugan Mill in November. The ceilidh was fantastic and really helped all our guests to mingle and get to know each other. We really enjoyed it, I only wish I'd chosen a slightly more practical dress The music was wonderful and it really added to the ambience. Thank you again, we will certainly recommend you to others!
Mary (Talbot Hotel, Sept 2014)
Hi Pete, I’m not sure I can do your band justice with words. But I’ll try. First off thank you, again. The booking process was so easy with no stress and promote response. Getting quick response were so helpful and put our minds at rest (my sister couldn’t contact her band up to 1 week before the wedding, you can imagine the stress it cause). The caller was brilliant, amazing ,the best! He really got the crowd going and the fact he was on the dance floor helped keep the dancing flowing and confusion to a minimum. Those never at a ceili before Loved it. Thank you. I recently saw a picture from the wedding of the band all set up and playing, you guys look great. It was clear who was in the band (and no one was confuse as a wedding crasherJ) Our enjoyment was the highest ever. I’ve a cousin (who is only 12) determined to have the exact same band at her wedding 🙂 I was concerned the older generation would be left out of the dancing and people told us we were taking a risk by doing something different. But you guys involved everyone and I’m so glad I took the “risk”. Choosing a best part is hard: I’ll give you a list · Hearing this over and over “the band is brilliant”, or commenting on the enjoyment they had, either by dancing or watching. · Seeing my brothers (16-18 who never dance) up on the dancing floor having a great time · The way you knew what we wanted, knew our concerns and just took over like professionals and gave us a great night.. · The banter of the band There is no suggestion of improvement I’m afraid…I’d recommend yous to anyone and can’t believe our luck at finding you guys. I really can’t express my thanks enough. We absolutely Loved Haste to the Wedding, including the name 🙂 All the best Mary
Violet (Riverdale, July 2014)
Hello Pete, We really enjoyed the band. Booking was easy and the performance great - the music and caller. Thanks especially for the flexibility of programme timing on the night. Would have no hesitation in recommending you to friends. 10 out of 10. Violet
Jo & Al (Ballygally Castle, July 2014)
Hi Pete All our guests really enjoyed the ceilidh, those who were unable to dance made comment about how good the music was. Even Canada was impressed!The booking process was easy, your website made things clear and any of our queries/emails were answered very quickly.The caller was funny, he was good at getting people involved without being forceful which we appreciated. Instructions were also easy to follow. The band played really well. Everyone enjoyed the music. You all looked very professional.Al and I and our guests had a great time. The best part was just seeing two families have a blast together.Thanks again and all the best.Jo and Al
Michelle & Alastair (Darver Castle, July 2014)
Hi Pete, We thoroughly enjoyed your music at our wedding, thank you so much! - We found the booking process very straightforward and simple to manage. Your communications with us via email were great, speedy and informative replies. - The caller was great! He helped show everyone what they were to be doing, for the novice Ceilidh dancers and the more experienced - not patronising but fun to have around. The band were fantastic, it was so nice to have a proper, professional Ceilidh band play live at our wedding, that really made the evening so special for us! - The band looked great, nice professional uniform but not too formal which is good, relaxed feeling but tidy too. - We thoroughly enjoyed the band and dancing at our wedding - many of our guests have said to us since the wedding how much they enjoyed the party! It really was a hit and we had a ball! Thanks so much for everything. No suggestions for improvement, Alastair and I could not fault a thing. Michelle & Alastair
Jacqueline (Montalto, July 2014)
Hi Pete,Everything was perfect, everyone loved it,there was great participation all evening and great photos. I would highly recommend the band.Thanks for a great evening!Best wishes,Jacqueline
Kate & Scott (Castle Leslie, July 2014)
Hi Pete! I meant to email you after the wedding just to say thank you so much. The Aussies are still talking about the ceilidh!! It was such great fun and you guys are simply awesome!!!! Again, thanks so much for making our day so memorable! We'll definitely be recommending you! Kate and Scott
Cat & Thomas (Galgorm, Aug 2014)
Afternoon Pete, We absolutely loved you guys! You were perfect for our crowd of half Scottish half N.Irish. I have been in Scotland 8 years and have been to many Ceilidhs/weddings/dinners with a band but none which actually walked round with a head set. This also really impressed my Scottish lot too! I think its def needed in Northern Ireland as the Scottish lot have a basic understanding as they were taught the dances in school so need less control. You guys were great to talk to and having a mix of the Scottish and Irish dances went down a treat 🙂 We really enjoyed your performance and I had so many comments after the wedding with how good you where 🙂