Unusual Request? Ask Away!
With more than fifteen years’ experience in creating dream wedding days, we’ve accommodated a range of special requests in our time, from having our pipers travel to play church ceremonies to flambeaux torches and pyrotechnics at the reception! If you’d like to add a unique element to your wedding at The National Piping Centre, we’ll be all too happy to help make it happen…
One couple married here on an Easter Sunday and wanted to incorporate that as a theme, so we decorated the venue with bunting that the bride provided and sourced chair covers to match. If you have particular items that you’d like displayed, such as photos from your relationship, we’d be happy to put these up for you. On this particular occasion we also hid Easter Eggs around The National Piping Centre for guests to find during the day!
If you have particular requests regarding the décor, don’t be afraid to ask our wedding coordinators to help source items for you. Not only are they experienced and well-connected, they might even be able to find items at a lower cost, saving you money, as well as stress.
If you’ve attended an event in our venue, you’ll know that we have a star curtain at the back of our Auditorium. One bride wanted a replica of this to decorate the main stage so we asked our friends at Make Believe Events whether they could help us source one of a suitable size, and they did! Your wedding coordinator will have a network of contacts that they will be able to call on to fulfil any unusual request, so don’t be afraid to ask them if you’d like something specific. We’ve created DIY Candy Carts for couples in the past using our own vases, saving the couple from hiring one in, so it proved friendlier to their budget too.
We find that couples will also worry about booking their wedding entertainment but we’re able to support them with a variety of requests - from pipers, bands and DJs to magicians and caricaturists, we’ve hosted them all. If you’d like to “try before you buy”, we’ve also welcomed couples to the venue to hear bands play at an event so that they can be sure that they’ve chosen the right one.
We’ve also helped make numerous surprise elements happen at weddings held at The National Piping Centre, from the bride’s mum and auntie performing a song at the reception to the best man using our projector to illustrate his speech with some slides. One of the biggest surprises we accommodated was from the Mother of the Bride to the newly-married Mr & Mrs McNab: singing waiters! To make this happen, the singing waiters joined our team to serve food to wedding guests, so that they blended in seamlessly, before bursting into song for the bride and groom. Watch the video below to see what happened…
Last, but by no means least, the most extraordinary request that we’ve accommodated at The National Piping Centre saw the rings delivered to the ceremony by an owl. This required a bird trainer to teach the owl and many hours of practice, but the pay-off was a moment that the bride, groom and all of their guests will never forget.
If you’d like to add something special to your own wedding day, the key thing to do is ask - nothing is too much trouble for our team. Our wedding coordinators will want your day to be everything you’ve dreamed of and go out of their way to make it happen for you, so if you’d like to find out how we can help you, get in touch on the details below or join us at our upcoming Wedding Fayre. We’d love to hear from you…