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Our Singing Waiters Wow Wedding Guests at Cliveden House, Berkshire

25th Oct 2012

If you are an avid follower of Downton Abbey, the elegantly decadent Cliveden House hotel is the ultimate destination. Our singing waiters were delighted to be invited to provide surprise entertainment for a stylish wedding celebration.   With its fairy tale architecture, lavish interiors and breathtaking grounds, it is hard to imagine a more romantic setting for a wedding day.
The bride wanted to give her new husband a memorable surprise during their wedding breakfast celebrations to ensure their married life together got off to an exciting start. Exciting surprise performances is exactly what we specialise in and our singing waiters show, performed by world class opera singers who have performed on the world’s greatest opera stages, was just the answer.
Disguised as the head waitress and Italian sommelier, the singing waiters blended in perfectly with Cliveden’s courteous and attentive waiting staff. Under cover they welcomed guests to Cliveden, poured champagne and served food in a manner you would only expect from waiting staff of the highest calibre.
Just after the main course was cleared, our head waitress took the opportunity to say farewell to the Italian sommelier who was returning to Naples to help in his father’s restaurant. He had been part of the Cliveden team for over 5 years and the wedding guests were keen to show their appreciation. Our sommelier thanked the guests for their kind applause but had one last wish before his departure – “Maestro please!” he ordered and as the music played he broke into an incredible performance packed high notes, duets, laughter and tears of elation. The wedding guests were taken by total surprise and rose to their feet for a standing ovation. Our ruse had completely fooled everyone and the experience of hearing and seeing world class opera singers who have stepped off the stages of the Royal Opera House, English National Opera and Glyndebourne left an unforgettable impression on everyone. As the show came to a close there was rapturous applause and resounding roars for an encore could be heard throughout the hotel! It’s always so satisfying to see a room full of smiles and happiness.