Wedding DJ, Wedding Venues, Weddings

New Craven Hall 2020

Wedding and corporate events with Hi-Life Entertainment

New Craven Hall is an industrial, luxe events space exclusively for wedding and corporate in the heart of Leeds founded by Ben and Jane Corkhill in 2016

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Hi-Life Entertainment have been recommended suppliers at New Craven Hall since they launched this incredible venue in 2016. We provide all NCH clients with our completely tailored service for the type of music they wish to be played at their event. We issue all of our clients with a login to our unique online music planner. We can then take a look at the clients music and decide which of our DJs are most suited to host the event. This may sound like a simple procedure, but it needs to be closely looked at to ensure our clients are happy with the right DJ to host their special event.

We occasionally get more diverse lists from our clients which can sometimes be more specialist music. Some examples of this may include: Reggae, Ska, Indie Rock, Punk, Metal, R&B, Grime, Drum & Bass, Latin Jazz, Persian or Arabic music. We pride ourselves in making sure to provide music for any event no matter what the genre or theme. Most events at NCH throughout the year are mainly weddings, with corporate events, private and Christmas parties towards the end of the year.


New Craven Hall can cater for up to 200 seated or 250 standing guests, making this the perfect venue for many private events. You won’t find a more friendly hard working team who always aim to make your event a memorable day & night to remember.

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This year New Craven Hall are proud to introduce our Silent Discos as an additional service to NCH packages with ‘ZiggysSilentDiscos’ for a non-linear approach to more specialist music. This gives the client more flexibility with their music choices and up to 3 channels of music to choose from on our LED wireless headsets.
No need to worry about having a Katy Perry – California Gurls and Dead Kennedy’s – California Uber Alles sound clash!

Simply switch the channel on your headset to tune into your desired taste of music.

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We would recommend New Craven Hall to modern couples who wish to escape the traditional themed wedding reception that has plagued the UK for many years.

Ben & Jane

Ben and Jane will carefully assist you in decorating their canvas to suit your wedding theme. Look no further for a team who will ensure a memorable wedding that your guests will be talking about for many years to come.

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The Tithe Barn – Bolton Abbey

Hello everyone!

I’m very pleased that we’ve been added to The Tithe Barn at Bolton Abbey’s list of recommended suppliers after amazing feedback from recent events we’ve played.

Sharron, Dan and the team at Tithe Barn have a very similar relaxed, but very professional approach when hosting their events as we do. We are very excited about our future working relationship at the Tithe Barn and other venues in the group.

Ziggy & Mark (Hi-Life Entertainment)


About the venue

Built in the 16th century, The Tithe Barn is set within the grounds of the Duke of Devonshire’s majestic Bolton Abbey estate in the Yorkshire Dales. This Grade II* listed building is one of the largest exclusive-use wedding [venues] in the UK. It is the latest in Cripps & Co’s barn restorations.99074cbe-ca0d-4995-a8aa-eb0326d4d6f1

Inside, the barn’s majestic scale comes into its own. It is lit with up lights on the flagstone floor and fairy lights woven through the beams that support the barn’s elevated ceiling. Huge, medieval chandeliers refract candlelight around the room and colourful Moroccan stools are scattered around the bar.

Feast in style in The Tithe Barn, on food flame-grilled on a huge indoor BBQ and French rotisseries. Our in-house chefs buy the best, cook it simply and serve it generously. 29d40f7b-6c62-409b-aa23-03958ce05ba4

Ceremonies take place in the main barn, and from Summer 2019 we will also hold outdoor ceremonies on the barn’s terrace with views across the Bolton Abbey Priory ruins and the surrounding landscape. The terrace has large fire pits and plenty of seating, so guests can enjoy the view during post-ceremony drinks.IMG_7644

The on-site Tithe Barn team are on hand to help with everything, from the big ideas to the last minute details. The barn can accommodate 200 guests for a ceremony and dining, with a further 100 evening guests for dancing, bringing the total capacity to 300.IMG_5766

Recent event feedback from our clients


Hi Ziggy and Mark,

Thank you so much for an amazing set at our wedding. The music was exactly on point and in keeping with the planner we gave you. 

Apologies for some of the dreadful requests you will have received, and even more so for some of the horrendous dance moves you will have witnessed.

If we host another party we’ll be sure to contact you and will recommend you to our friends also. 

Thanks again for your exceptional service and Ziggy’s music taste for filling in the blanks on our planner.

Awesome work!



“We Had DJ Ziggy play for us at the Tithe Barn, near Skipton.

I will be honest, unless you actually see/ hear them before you never know what kinda music you get, but I have to say.. The man was on point!!

As an Ex Hip Hop dancer and having quite a few breakdancers/ B-Boys at the event, we have a select ear for music to dance to, and Ziggy delivered! He played a mixture of Breaks, Funk and a Electro! Really set the party on fire and all our guests watched us all throw down.

Even by about 10pm when most of guests had left, and there was only about 20 of use left, we kept going. Even had time to have a chat at the end and found out we both knew the legend of Tony Green.

I cant recommend DJ Ziggy enough, especially if you’re a Hip Hop Head and I highly recommend the Hi-Life Entertainment communication was swift, clear and on point via email and through their website.

10/10 Would Hire again.”

Tomi & Ivett

Thanks again for hyping our wedding 🙂


  • 16th century barn on Bolton Abbey estate in Yorkshire Dales
  • Breath-taking views
  • Huge indoor BBQ
  • 300 total capacity
  • Exceptional service from on-site team
  • Late license until 1am




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Victoria Hall – wedding fair & silent disco

As recommended suppliers at Victoria Hall, Saltaire we were delighted to be invited to their wedding fair on Sunday 23rd September 2018. If you are not familiar with this fantastic Grade II listed building, it is well worth a visit, as is Salts Mill & the other Victorian Era buildings.

I was joined by Rich Banks, one of our most experienced DJs. Rich was the first to do a silent disco for our Company at a wedding a couple of years back, at the request of our clients. He was blown away by how well the format worked at a wedding & after seeing some video footage we realised that we were on to something. Ziggy from our team talked to a number of companies operating in the field, hiring the headsets and transmitters. He found Silent Disco Direct, who are a Bradford based company and we are now working closely with them, supplying DJs for all types of event.

DJ Rich Banks on stage at Victoria Hall, Saltaire

When we were invited to the fair by the team at Victoria Hall, Ziggy, who manages the events at the venue on behalf of Hi-Life floated the idea of a demonstration of the silent disco equipment. This was met with great encouragement and we spoke to Andy at Silent Disco Direct, who said he would happily come down with the equipment.

The whole day was a lot of fun, meeting other suppliers, many of whom were very interested in checking it out. We also got to meet a lot of couples who are getting married at the Hall and were able to answer questions about how our bespoke wedding DJ packages work. On top of this there was some excellent food to sample from a wide range of caterers in attendance.


A big thankyou to all the team at Victoria Hall, Andy at Silent Disco Direct and to Rich Banks from our team for coming along to demonstrate the service.

If you want more information on wedding DJ services at Victoria Hall, or elsewhere, please get in touch with me. If you are interested in Silent Discos of any type please speak to Ziggy. All our contact details can be found here:

Many thanks,


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Villa Farm – York Wedding venue

Villa Farm in Wigginton is a luxury holiday cottage and beautiful wedding venue set in 6 acres of private gardens, situated just 4 miles from York city centre.

We’ve had the pleasure of supplying DJ services here since 2012, doing many weddings, private parties and corporate events,  providing music for evening disco’s and supplying music for the ceremonies held there.

The events we’ve done have been quite varied, from small gatherings to full capacity weddings. DJing sometimes alongside bands, including ceilidh’s and acoustic singers, or just DJing throughout the day and evening and providing microphone support for speeches.

We have done “festival” type weddings, as well as the more traditional kind, with many different styles of music covered, from chart and cheesy pop through to hip hop, house, metal, drum and bass and grime !

York Barn Outdoor Evening Event

In previous years the weddings were held on the grounds in a marquee or PapaKata style teepee, however since the beginning of 2018 they now have the impressive York barn, a purpose built function room, which can hold up to 220 guests for an evening reception, with 150 seated for a meal. It really is a fantastic space and a great setting for such a special day. The marquee option is still available though if that is your preference.


York Barn

York Barn Evening Event

Marriage ceremonies can take place outside at the newly built pergola in the garden, a short walk from the function room, which has a local power supply, so that ceremony music can be provided, or if the unpredictable British weather has it’s way, the ceremony can take place in the function room, as they are both licensed for marriages.

The cottages on site are to a very high standard and can accommodate over 100 guests. Some wedding parties make use of these and have them for a few days before and after their event and this really seems to be a great way of taking the stress out of the big day as the guests are always very relaxed when we get to meet them prior to their ceremony or evening party.

There are a vast amount of great quality caterers on the suppliers list that can provide a wide array of mouth watering food offerings. As well as this, there are bespoke pop-up cocktail bars, bands and singers, photographers, florists. make-up artists, venue stylists, magicians and even a creche company and perhaps most importantly, cake and confectionary suppliers.



The team at Villa Farm are very friendly, professional and a joy to work alongside and we look forward to continuing this relationship long into the future as their recommended supplier of DJ’s.

Darren Baxter (Hi-Life event manager / DJ)



Hi-Life Promotional Flyer

This is our new promotional flyer for venues and clients


This flyer will be sent out to all venues on our recommended suppliers list, and used in conjunction with our other promotional material at wedding fairs


Please contact or if you would like some flyers for your venue

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For bookings and quotes call Mark on 07828 688144