Orton Hall Hotel is one of the best wedding venues in Peterborough, so we were delighted when our string trio was invited to play wedding music here again a couple of weeks ago.
We performed for three hours during drinks and the wedding breakfast, moving from the conservatory – which is light and airy – to the main dining room.
The bride and groom had chosen extremely elegant decorations for the table settings and, as this was an Italian wedding, they had asked us to include some Italian music; so we played Ave Maria, a selection from Vivaldi’s The Seasons, Italian arias – including Nessun Dorma and pieces from La Boheme, La Traviata and Rigoletto – and our own sheet music arrangement of Speak Softly – the love song from The Godfather movie.
Orton Hall is an 18th century manor house surrounded by 20 acres of beautifully cared for grounds, which give it a very open, relaxed feel. Organisation was excellent throughout the day and the weather was wonderfully warm for October.