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What is the best wedding party venue in the country?

As working mobile DJ’s most of you will have have been to hundreds of wedding venues over the years. Recently a the prestigious Hudson’s Heritage award decided that the a historical house near Quedgeley has been named the joint best wedding venue in the country - alongside Blenheim Palace.

Elmore Court is a Grade II listed party venue, winning the prestigious award at a ceremony on Tuesday, however, judges were unable to separate it from the Oxfordshire palace. The judges were impressed with the “considerable vision” of the homes recent renovation. The house owner Anselm Guise, has a background in music festival organisation, as the brains behind the world famous Glade festival. His vision has led to a whole new and sustainable future for what looked like a failing business.

Anselm said: "We are beyond thrilled to have won the Best Wedding Venue award in such a well-respected awards scheme, particularly given the impressive calibre of our competition. "Having only opened our doors to weddings in 2013, this award is a huge testament to how far we've come as a team and how hard we've worked in such a short amount of time. I couldn't be more proud of what we've achieved and given that we're already fully booked for weddings in 2015, it seems that we must be doing something right." The 1,000-acre estate has been in the Guise family for more than 750 years. Anselm inherited the property from his uncle in 2007.

However with the house in need of renovation and investment to survive, the family decided to go back to the roots of the estate as the Guise family's party house, throwing it open to private functions such as weddings, launches and corporate events. After a multimillion-pound renovation, Elmore Court opened in November 2013 unveiling a new ballroom, The Gillyflower, built out of rammed earth with a flat meadow roof. It boasts a state-of-the-art sound system, dance floor, DJ booth and built-in bar.

As well as The Gillyflower, the entertaining and banqueting spaces within the main house have been refurbished, along with eight bedrooms for guests.

This place undoubtedly looks great and due to the owners history in music, the DJ’s who will entertain the guests are fully catered for. It’s great to see a historic venue that takes account of the DJ’s needs too.

So, as experienced mobile DJ’s, what is the best venue you have been booked for and what venue would you recommend to your friends to get married in? Let us know, we love a debate!