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:
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 🙂
Catherine (Larchfield, Aug 2014)
Just a quick email to say thanks very much for the band and DJ on Monday night. The ceilidh was great and the DJ injected life into the party towards the end of the night.
Everyone enjoyed it to the full, including one guest who broke a bone in his foot but carried on regardless - testament to a good night of dancing.
Cara & Andrew (Clandeboye Lodge, July 2014)
We just wanted to write to say thank you so much for performing on Thursday night! Your band was amazing, everyone had an absolute ball during the ceilidh, and then the DJ was fab too! It was the perfect end to a perfect day and we can't thank you enough for that.All the best,Cara and Andrew
Diane & Ewan (Clandeboye Lodge, July 2014)
A huge thanks to you and all the band for playing at our wedding on Friday evening at the Clandeboye Lodge. All our guests really enjoyed the ceilidh and it really set the tone for the evening. A great night had by all.
Diane & Ewan
Laura & Neil (Cabra Castle, July 2014)
Hi Pete, Thankyou so much for playing at our wedding on the 15th July at Cabra Castle. Your band definitely got the party started and kept people of all ages on the dance floor! A lot of people had not experienced a ceili before and kept commenting how much fun it was. Your caller even got the most uncoordinated of people to carry out a routine! We will definitely recommend you to friends and family getting married in future. Thanks again, Laura and Neil
David & Emma (La Mon, May 2014)
Hi Pete, Just wanted to extend our thanks for your bands superb performance at our wedding. We all had a great time and I will be sure to highly recommend you if I ever get the opportunity. Regards from Mexico! David and Emma
Aimee & Brad (Larchfield April, 2014)
Hi Pete Just wanted to say thank you to all the band for the brilliant ceilidh at Larchfield on 17 April for Aimee and Brad's wedding. It was greatly enjoyed by all who took part and also by those who just had a laugh at us all!!!! Aimee and Brad were delighted with everything. Hope you guys had a good night too. Many thanks once again Dawn
Jim, Patricia & Chris (Ballymena, Jan 2014)
I just want to say a huge thank you from Jim, Patricia and myself for Friday night. We had a huge amount of complements from the guests about the music. It wasn't just the quality of the music but your ability to get everyone up and dancing that made the night so good.
Many Thanks Again
Jim, Patricia and Chris
Laura & Pete (Cultra Manor, Dec 2013)
Thanks so much we had a great day and your band and music just made it!!! We had so much positive feedback from everyone, from both the Northern Irish d Scottish guests!!! Booking process and communication: All very easy, email queries were responded to quickly. Good advice given with regard to timings etc.
The caller and band: Al great. The caller was cleared good at dealing with novices and experienced alike!! The caller was good at encouraging people to come and dance and even those that didn’t know what they were doing felt they could come and join in. The band were great, good volume and great talent!
We very much enjoyed it. The best parts were what the countdown to the bells and the dances for larger groups: again this encourages everyone to get involved.
We also appreciated the flexibly on the night. It was good that you came and asked/ suggested the ceilid h b and keep playing when you knew that everyone was enjoying it. Obviously this makes the night flow better and is something that you can’t really plan for until it is happening. Much appreciated.
Many thanks again and we will definitely recommend you, infact we already have!!!
Laura and Pete
Andy & Rach (The Mill at Ballydugan, Dec 2013)
Everybody had a great time on Thursday night, a lot of Ceilidh novices but all really enjoyed!
Thank you so much, great end to a great day.
Andy and Rach
Michael & Nuala (Drenagh, Oct 2013)
Happy new year, sorry we are only getting to thank you now, it been a hectic few months!
We have had so many people raving about our wedding band, I've passed your details on to a few people who are getting married this year so I hope they have booked!!
You really do have the patience of a saint!! Our guests were all in great cheer and slightly, over enthusiastic... Possibly due to a few too many, but you managed to get us all in line and dancing the legs of us!! We have so many fun pictures, everyon e is laughing an d smiling as they skip around the floor, great memories f or us to treasure.
I could have kept dancing all night, the music got everyone one up our their feet even the non dancers in my family.... My dad!!! I've never seen him dance so much at wedding!!!
You and your ban d really did make our night, thank you again, and keep up the good work, you really are a talented bunch!!!
Love Michael and Nuala
Mary & Shane (Lodge Hotel, Oct 2013)
Happy New Year.
Sorry we are only getting around to emailing you now but we wanted to thank you and all of the ‘haste to the wedding guys for the wonderful night entertainment it really helped to make our wedding celebration very special.
Our wedding guests are still talking about the great nights craic they had ceilidhing the night way!!
We would recommend haste to the wedding to anyone - fantastic group, great music and lots of fun. We wish we were able to enjoy it all over again.
Thanks again Mary and Shane Coyles