How to book Scenic Route for your wedding, party or event.
Do You Play Live?
Yes, all of our music is 100% live and acoustic, we don’t any use backing tracks. On some songs Steve will use his loop pedal to layer various guitar parts for a fuller sound which is all completely live.
How long do you play for?
The music for your ceremony can be split however you desire, typically the musical line-up looks a bit like this.
• 5-6 songs as guests are ushered to their seats
• 1 song for the entrance
• 3 songs for the signing of the register
• 1 song for the married couple’s exit
The wedding reception and Evening Pre-Party are both 1.5 hours of live music and Wedding Breakfast is a 2 hour set.
Will Scenic Route play a shorter set than 2 hours?
We have a minimum fee for 2 hours. Scenic Route can play for less time if you wish, but the fee will remain the same.
How long do you need to set up?
Scenic Route will need 40-50 minutes for full set up and sound check to get the best possible sound at the venue. If you would like Scenic Route to arrive earlier than 1 hour before to set up, an early set up fee may be charged to cover the extra time. Please contact us for a tailored quote.
What is your setup?
Scenic Route pride themselves in using high quality professional sound equipment for their full setup. This consists of a Bose L1 model 2 PA with a digital mixer and base bin which is often praised for its clarity of sound (see example setup on wedding & events page). If requiring a stripped back setup (ceremony for example), there is also the option of a Roland battery powered amplifier which also distributes a professional audio sound.
Do you require electricity / Do you play oudoors
Scenic Route would require electricity for their full set up (see example of setup on weddings & events page). All leads and extension cables are provided. If Scenic Route are required to play outdoors or a setup without electric they also have a high quality battery powered amplifier which is ideal for ceremonies and garden parties (weather permitting).
What if my venue doesn’t allow amplification
Some venues are strict on the use of amplification and it is always best to double check with the venue that amplification is allowed. Scenic Route can perform the songs acoustically if need be and advise on the songs that would work best stripped back.
How far do you travel?
Scenic Route can travel as far and wide as required as long as travel costs are covered and accommodation if necessary. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.
The song I’d like Scenic Route to play isn’t on their setlist, will they learn it?
Absolutely, Scenic Route offer you the opportunity to commission up to three songs as long they can make it work successfully on guitar or Ukulele. Scenic Route will need to know your song choices at least 3 weeks prior to your event to ensure they can learn the songs the way you imagined for your big day. Please note, If you're having a non-religious ceremony, your registrar will probably ask for your song choices at least 6 months before your wedding day. We request that you let us know your song choices before confirming with the registrar.
Does Scenic Route have Public Liability Insurance?
Yes up to £5,000,000.
Can we see Scenic Route play live anywhere before we book?
Yes of course. Check out our gig list to keep up to date with where we are playing or get in touch to see if were playing anywhere in your local area.
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How do I book Scenic Route
1) Contact us for a tailored quote
Contact us with the date of your event, your venue and an approximate time you'd like Scenic Route to start playing (we can refine times at a later stage, should you decide to book). We'll then send you a tailored quote. If you're unsure of details at this stage then we can send you a guide price list for the packages we offer.
2) Let us know if you'd like to book
We'll email you a copy of our Terms of Service which we ask you to read carefully. If you'd then like to go ahead with your booking, please email us to let us know you have read, understood and accepted our Terms of Service and wish to proceed. We'll then send you an invoice asking for a 20% non-refundable deposit to confirm your booking. Once paid, we'll send you a receipt and Scenic Route will then be officially booked for your event!
3) Final checks & remaining balance
Three weeks before your event we'll be in touch to double check all information so that you can be sure every detail is accounted for. We'll also email you an invoice to settle the remaining amount which we ask you pay before your event takes place.
4) The big day!
Scenic Route will arrive at the time agreed and play you some beautiful acoustic music to make your day special. All you have to do is relax and enjoy!
When your quote is issued it will be valid for 14 days only, as will the price at time of booking. Please note this does not mean your date is reserved for this duration, it simply means our services will be held to the stated price on this quote for 30 days. Due to a high volume of enquiries, we cannot ‘hold’ dates - the only way to secure your booking is to pay the deposit invoice.
We reserve the right to change the prices outside of the 14 day period.
Your deposit invoice
A 20% deposit must be paid to secure your booking. Payment must be made within 7 days of your invoice being issued. If you fail to pay your deposit in this time then your invoice will be void. Any monies paid outside of the due date will not secure your booking and a refund cannot be issued.
Please do not pay more than the agreed 20% deposit to secure your booking, or pay any further monies toward the balance without an invoice issued by us.
Your balance invoice
Your balance invoice will be issued 3 weeks before your Event and we request payment before the day of your Event. Please do not make payment until we have issued you the invoice, and please use the invoice number as reference when making payment.