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Our wedding was held in September at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens and Ben Sherman, my uncle, was the guitarist for the ceremony. Of course Ben is family, but he was just as professional, flexible and helpful as I would expect of any musician playing for our important day. From the moment we started preparing for the wedding, he treated us with the importance of any one of his clients and made sure everything was to our liking. In terms of the music itself- we cannot recommend Ben enough. The music he creates is absolutely beautiful, soulful, and comes so naturally. The air is filled with such beauty when he plays and it creates such a special atmosphere. Our guests kept coming up to us throughout the evening and even days after the wedding to compliment Ben’s music. He is an absolutely incredible musician and was a pleasure to work with. Speaking not only as family, but as bride and groom, there is absolutely no one we would more highly recommend if you want to most beautiful music for your special day.
Ben was awesome! Every song we asked if he could play, regardless if he had heard it or not, he was able to learn and show us how it sounded before moving forward. He even took a song we wanted and slowed it down for us at our request. His music as the background for the ceremony made our day perfect and we couldn't envision it without his help. Highly recommend!
Ben played for our outdoor wedding ceremony and the music was absolutely beautiful. I really enjoyed working with Ben prior to the wedding as he was very responsive, professional, insightful, and provided great recommendations for music selections. Ben was also quite flexible with non-traditional aspects of our ceremony and our special requests. We were truly delighted and grateful that Ben could play for our wedding and highly recommend him.
We hired Ben to play during the cocktail hour and for the ceremony as well at my daughter's wedding. He was a pleasure to work with. The wedding was pretty low key and we just asked Ben to play what he wanted with the exception of two songs during the ceremony. He really came through. The music was appropriate and beautiful. I have since had at least two people ask for his name. I would certainly use him again if we had another event.
Mr. Sherman was a pleasure to work with and he played beautifully. Many guests told me how much they enjoyed his performance. He even learned a special song for us and played it twice throughout the evening for us.
Ben was terrific to deal with, completely reliable, and incredibly talented. I would highly recommend him for any wedding. He played at the ceremony and cocktail hour. I know that he does a lot of classical music for weddings, however, we wanted some acoustic rock. He is so versatile. When we put together a play list off his list of songs, he seemed genuinely excited. When he started playing, we thought oh wow, here we go, after all of this planning. We looked at each other and said he sounds terrific. Then he learned the song that we walked down the aisle to, Maybe I'm Amazed by Paul McCartney. He sounded so amazing that it started us off down the aisle grinning from ear to ear. He was timely, dependable. He was so accommodating. We had an outside venue and the cocktail hour was in a garden farther away, and the historic property had many sound amplification limitations. He went and bought a special battery operated amp at no charge for us. The guests loved him. It set the tone for the whole day, relaxed and fun, while being elegant. He made our wedding feel like us, not like some generic wedding where you hear the same music. He's the best. Hire him right away.
Christy and Adrianne
Ben did a wonderful job playing for our ceremony and cocktail hour. Highly recommend!
Ben was simply amazing! He was so helpful with choosing the perfect music for our ceremony. He was always available for questions, and responded so quickly to emails. His amazing talent added the perfect touch to our big day. I would highly recommend him for any event. Ben is a top notch, professional musician!
There are not enough great things that we can say about Ben. From the very beginning he was a pleasure to work with. He contacted us right away after booking to discuss what we are looking for and to get a better idea about us and our music tastes. Ben had a large repertoire of songs to choose from for our Ceremony. He even learned a song for us that wasn't in his normal set that really sealed the deal. In addition, we asked him to play music as the guests were arriving too which he did without hesitation. After we were all set and the day came he showed up with plenty of time to prepare and be ready for the event. Everything went off without problems and our songs sounded beautiful. Again, nothing but easy, professional, and accommodating was Ben Sherman for our wedding.
Ben Sherman played the guitar for our wedding at the Comus Inn at Sugarloaf Mountain on May 2nd. He played both our ceremony and the cocktail hour and was fantastic! He added such a special touch to our wedding and I loved the music that he provided each step of the way. He allowed me to pick whatever music I wanted from his play list for the time while the guests are finding seats, the processional, the ceremony, the recessional, and then the cocktail hour. I loved walking down the aisle to the music and my husband, who plays the acoustic guitar, thought it was an incredible touch to our wedding. Our guests also loved the unique guitar music playing during our cocktail hour while we were taking pictures. Ben is an incredible musician and he will add so much to your wedding day!
Ben Sherman was a fantastic choice for our ceremony and cocktail hour music. He has a great repertoire of songs from the more church-y traditional to classical to classic rock. He was very responsive to all emails and had a helpful form for us to fill out in advance so he knew all of the details about the flow of the ceremony. He also offers to learn special song requests if you give him enough notice. He played the musical interlude at the end of Layla before I walked down the aisle and it was beautiful and exactly what I always pictured and I couldn't help crying. Had to compose myself before walking down!
Mr. Sherman is simply the best guitar player in the region. His performance was so flawless that when I asked SEVERAL people what they thought of him, they replied that they hadn't even known it was a musician - they all thought it was a record! Not only is he technically gifted, he puts so much heart into his performance. His rendition of Train's "Marry Me" was every bit as soulful as the original, if not more so. No words can adequately describe what an amazing musician Mr. Sherman is.
Furthermore, Mr. Sherman was very prompt and professional, arriving almost exactly when he said he would, and quickly setting up. He was a pleasure to do business with.
My wife and I highly recommend him to any couple interested in classical guitar for their wedding!
We hired Ben to perform both during our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour. From our initial contact with Ben, he was very responsive, professional, and helpful, providing us with guidance and suggestions for the music choices. He was also willing to learn additional songs that we were interested in having as part of the ceremony. As the wedding approached, Ben followed up with us to confirm all the final details well ahead of time. On the day of the wedding, everything ran beautifully. Our guests really enjoyed the ceremony music, and the music during the cocktail hour provided just the right background. Ben was friendly, professional, knowledgeable, and easy to work with, and we would recommend him to anyone considering hiring a guitarist for a special event.
Ben played the guitar during the cocktail hour of my daughter's wedding. From my point of initial contact and throughout the planning process, Ben was extremely responsive. He initiated contact with me a month or so prior to the wedding to check in and inquire more specifically about the music we would like to hear. He played a wonderful mix of classical, pop classics and also some of today's popular music. He brought speakers, so the music was loud enough to be heard but never overbearing--perfect for conversation. We had a DJ for the reception, so we were looking for something a little different to kick off the party. Ben is quite talented, and he added a very elegant and classy touch to the reception. Our guests loved his music. I highly recommend Ben if you would like to add a special touch to your wedding.
Ben Sherman and my father have known each other for many years, so asking him to perform classical guitar during our ceremony and cocktail hour was a no-brainer. Ben went above and beyond to make our day exactly how we wanted it. His website provides clips of several of his songs, and he was very responsive via email. In fact, he reached out to me several times leading up to the wedding to make sure everything was as I wanted it.
Although my husband and I sadly didn't get to hear much of the music before the ceremony and during cocktail hour, all of our guests kept coming up to my parents and asking who he was, complimenting Ben's talent. His mix of older and newer songs during cocktail hour was perfect for our range of guests' ages.
I cannot say enough good things about Ben Sherman. I would recommend him to anyone. He is very affordable and the quality of music you get for the money is fantastic.
Ben did an amazing job!! He offered a variety of selections and was willing to learn selections for our Ceremony. Great communication with us throughout the process! Terrific music before and after the Ceremony as well!! 5+++ stars!!