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Your Day In Safe Hands






Stylish Wedding Disco

Wedding planning, hosting, Master Of Ceremonies, venue lighting and disco

Much More Than Just a Disco

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Welcome to Classic Country Weddings.

If you’re looking for a fun floor filling disco then we have it. But Classic Country Weddings doesn’t just stop at the dance floor, offering a complete package comprising of wedding planning, hosting, Master Of Ceremonies, venue lighting and of course disco.

Yes, it is Weddings by name and Yes, it delivers Weddings by nature but No, it’s not limited to Weddings. Classic Country Weddings is just as comfortable planning and partying for a wedding as it is for a Dinner Dance, Birthday Party or Anniversary.

Classic Country Weddings delivers a service described as being “So much more than just a Disco!” and “Your day in safe hands”. I help to remove the stress and worries of planning and running your wedding without removing the fun. I act as your host and master of ceremonies as well as your DJ, whilst also providing a host of stunning lighting options to give your day that wow factor, whilst giving your guests the wedding to remember.

When it comes to music I am a professional DJ with a keen eye for reading and listening to you and your guests, playing to their music tastes combined with the knowledge gained from our consultations. I can provide background and dinner music to comfort and relax your guests whilst they eat, wireless microphones for any speeches to be sure that every word is heard and then I will ensure to draw you and your guests together with an evening of dance, music and fun to remember and share with your friends, family and guests.

I usually struggle to blow my own trumpet but I have been selected as a finalist in the Kent Weddings Awards 2019 for best Wedding DJ.

Turning dreams into memories

What we can offer you

Evening Wedding Disco

This will include all the sound and lighting required for a spectacular but stylish disco together with myself as the DJ including any master of ceremony services… read more

Full Day Wedding

The all-day wedding package covers the planning and coordination of your wedding. This includes reception and dinner music, microphones for your speeches, but more importantly this includes myself… read more

Interior Lighting

Interior lighting can be used to bring a venue to life with warm mood lighting and subtle injections of colour to match the theme of your day… read more

Exterior Lighting

Exterior lighting can be used to enhance the grounds from the stunning lighting of trees, buildings and features like ponds and walkways. These effects can… read more

Festoon & String Lighting

Long lengths of festoon & string lighting can be used to create both a feature and a function… read more

Oil Lanterns

The flame has a warming romantic feel and the oil lanterns make a subtle, but stunning effect lighting up walkways, driveways or boundaries… read more

Plasma Screens & Projector Video Walls

From showing videos to photo montages, capturing memories in the digital age or used for seating plans, or even playing messages from guests or production media for your event…read more

Dance Floors

From wooden parquet, to black & white to dazzling starlit dance floors are available to help aid dancing as well as provide a stunning setting for your evening… read more

What they say about us

Chris did a fantastic job at our wedding. He was very easy to deal with from start to finish. Our music was excellent, the lighting in the marquee looked fantastic. Chris also lit my parents house beautifully and the surrounding ponds and trees, which had an amazing effect. Chris is a true professional and we would highly recommend him. Thank you so much Chris.


It was great to have someone to go to if we felt that something needed to be sorted out, and the music was just right both in volume and content. You got the tempo just right towards the end so that everybody was well fired up to say goodbye to the bride and groom… The lights looked fantastic and really set the site off well.

JEREMY CLAYDON (Father of the bride)

Thank you for all your hard work before our big day and everything you did on the day itself! Your experience and professionalism and fun made our wedding day!

Massive thank you!


Thanks so much for being an awesome DJ and MC at our wedding. Thanks for all the fun and energy you put into our day, going beyond the role of DJ to welcome guests and help everything run smoothly. We couldn’t have done it without you.

I hope you had as much fun as we did. It was the best party we’ve ever been to in our whole life! And thanks for all the care you took in helping us plan the finer details beforehand. We can’t thank you enough.


You provided so much good advice, and the consultations really helped put my mind at ease that you had everything covered! The lighting you advised on and provided really finished the decoration of the barn off beautifully! It was great you were able to liaise with the band, and sort out all the arrangements for arriving, setting up etc. And the support you provided on the day was fantastic, everyone commented on how professional you were as Master of Ceremonies, and you rolled your sleeves up to help with anything to ensure the day ran as smoothly as it did! Many thanks, and hope to see you soon!


Could not thank Chris enough for his attention to detail planning and during our evening entertainment at our wedding 3rd January at The Ferry House Inn, Chris really does care about what he does and went above and beyond to ensure he provided the DJ package that we wanted! Thank you again.


On his website Chris says that he is more than just a DJ & a Disco, and never has a truer word been spoken.  From our first meeting Chris took a keen interest in what we did and didn’t want at our wedding and delivered a package that was truly breath taking. The mood-lighting installed at the venue turned a great location into an amazing one, and his choice of music ensured that the dance floor was never empty. Chris compered the afternoon’s events for us too, and made sure that the whole afternoon ran seamlessly.

I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Chris to anyone wanting to ensure that their wedding or event will be one to remember. And hope that we will be able to use his services again in the future.


Can’t actually recommend Chris enough! The whole run up to the wedding was easy & fun & he did an absolutely fantastic job on the day! Personally, I was nervous due to our second song being in memory of my father but he did a brilliant job of introducing it & literally had everyone in the room up & dancing! He did the backing music to the whole reception meal which people loved. We did take him up on his sparkler idea for the last dance & everyone had a brilliant time!

The whole day was a really personalised touch by a professional who is adaptable but knows his stuff. Cannot fault him.


Chris, Gareth and I could not thank you enough for all of the help, support, humour and professionalism you gave to us on the build up to, and on our wedding day at The Winding House. From the moment we booked you for our day, we knew we were into a winner! You helped us with everything to timings of the day, music selections, even to helping me practise my ‘walk in’ in my back garden!! You truly are a master of your trade. You made Gareth and I feel completely at ease, and all of our guests complimented you on how brilliant and professional you were as the master of ceremonies. You played all the music we wanted and even entertained the kids! If ever we need a Dj, or know someone who needs one, we would highly recommend you. Thank you so much for being such a big part of our day, we will never forget how much your efforts went towards making our day what it was.


A 5 star/no hesitation recommendation.

We initially spoke to Chris about DJing for the evening of our wedding, but once we got into the details we realised how much of a help he could be to us in helping with the organising and co-ordinating of the whole day.

He helped solve problems with our interest in having hanging flower display, arranged and set up festoon lighting for the service, managed all the music and sound throughout the day, was a great master of ceremonies, worked closely with venue and all the other service providers to manage timings throughout the day, was at the venue from 8am in the morning until 1am and always upbeat and helpful – we cannot thank Chris enough for ensuring our day ran so smoothly and plenty of guests spoke so positively about Chris after the event.

Chris went over and above what was required on many occasions, and was incredibly professional al throughout. Huge recommendation for any wedding or party services.


Thank you for your part in making Hannah and Darren’s wedding day such an amazing time for us all. We can’t praise you enough for your meticulous attention to detail. From the minute that you arrived at our house some months ago to discuss options and ideas, it was apparent that you were so much more than a DJ. You were the man who could take on and accommodate our ideas and pull all the individual bits together to help to make a seamless and stress free day for us.

Lighting (both in and outside the marquee), afternoon music and evening disco, compering when required and keeping a general eye on proceedings. We thought we were hiring a disco and were pleasantly surprised to find that so many aspects of the day were also covered within the package. We are very pleased with ourselves that we managed to ‘catch’ such an easy mannered, well turned out and charming young man who was a real pleasure to deal with before during and also after the event.

Thank you so much, we are confident you will go far and that you deserve to do so.

MRS WICKHAM (Mother of the Bride)

Just want to say a Huge thank you Chris, for all your input before and during our wedding. The time you took leading up to our big day discussing ideas, timings for on the day and site visits. Having you involved in planning our special day made us feel completely at ease with everything. Your experience and professionalism shone!

Thanks so much for accommodating our dreams with the slideshow and helping to run the day so smoothly. You really were a big part throughout: Background music throughout the day. Lighting and music during our ceremony. Speakers and microphones set up for speeches and mc. Taking photos and recordings. Collaborating with our photographer, registers and venue staff in order for everything to run smoothly. And then being the Brilliant DJ getting our guests up onto the dance floor from beginning to end. When we thought you couldn’t have done anything more. You took the time to chauffeur our guests from the pouring rain with your umbrellas!

We really couldn’t have had a better day and evening and you played a massive part in making our wedding day so special.. So a big Thank you!! … Can we book you now for a 10 year anniversary party?!


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I am Chris Bowley and I created Classic Country Weddings out of my passion for music and enjoyment of entertaining people.

Growing up in the Kentish countryside with my wife, Miriam and children Tabitha and Sebastian, I have been fortunate to expand what has grown from a hobby into a successful business. I have DJ’d for over 20 years, starting off for fun with friends, progressing to parties and dinner dances. My involvement in Kent Young Farmers honed my public speaking skills.

The demand from friends grew, so I upped my game. Originally named Simply Sound Events, my discos gained good reputation and this has continued to grow. I found that my true passion though was weddings. My rural links found me taking a keen interest in country weddings and thus Classic Country Weddings was formed. My service is continually developing, but it has often been stated as being so much more than just a disco. From the first consultation right through to the big day I get involved in the detail, I help plan and coordinate their big day.

I am not a “plug and play” DJ. I want to understand and immerse myself in the detail, learning what each client wants, using my experience and offering advice, sharing my knowledge during consultations. I have even been hired for my Master of Ceremonies service alone when the couple wanted a live band but wanted me there to help plan and run their day.

I like to think that I am creative with ideas about giving a wedding that wow factor and I like to also think that I am quick to react when something needs doing or respond when something isn’t going to plan, to bring things right often with minimal impact or awareness of the guests.

I’m a one-man band not an agency or multi-op, I don’t intend to change this, because the big element of the service sold is ‘me’. However, I have close colleagues to hand in the event of additional cover being required.

Ultimately I like to think I am a go-to kind of guy, someone that cares to get it done and done properly but someone that can think on their toes and has pride in working for others to please and entertain them.

So what makes me different?

I bring that personal touch. From introducing the couple into the room, looking after the guests, liaising with the chef and photographers to ensure all are on the same page. Regarding the disco and music, I really pay attention to the client. Music is key and reviewed at length to capture family favourites, uni anthems and stag do memories. I also advise on unsuitable choices for the dance floor.

I have invested time and money creating my disco with its high-profile appearance. I control my lighting via a second laptop so I can set the mood and tempo accordingly. Music is a journey and your guests need to enjoy the ride and be excited. I plan for a big finale finish, sending everyone home with a smile on their face.
I’m attentive to all, dealing with issues without fuss, often thinking on my toes to deal with the unexpected, keeping the day controlled and managed. I bring a spark of fun, in a relaxed organised way which is one of my key attributes I’ve been thanked for.

Do I know everything? Absolutely not, there is always room to learn and improve. I am a member of SEDA (South Eastern Discotheque Association) where I have learnt lots of skills, attending various courses and seminars.

But am I good at what I do and do I enjoy what I do? Yes, passionately.

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