Recently upgrade sound is now in the Governor's Room now from both sides of the dance floor. The DJ is setup right under the mirror across from where the head table is. For cocktails, the Ancaster Mill will supply music in the Solarium for guests. For background music during dinner you will be using our sound system for speeches and toasts.
In the Governor's room, your DJ will arrive while your guests are enjoying cocktails. He will perform a sound check upstairs prior to guests coming upstairs and begin playing background music for dinner as soon as guests arrive.
If the headtable is on the dancefloor in a U shape or square, it may be difficult to do a first dance on introduction. If the head table is in a straight line, there is no problem doing a first dance on introduction.
Your MC should leave cocktails and come upstairs to meet the DJ and the maitre'd. Going over details like who is doing the introductions, when is the first dance and housekeeping is highly recommended.
The DJ will turn down background music during dinner so that you may do speeches and toasts. After dinner, the staff at Ancaster Mill will remove the head table for the party portion of the night. This is a great time to do a cake cutting if you have one.
Below are some photos and video of lighting in the Governor's Room. These effects can be added at an additional cost.