Ben Mallare Events & Entertainment is a live wedding music entertainment company based in Los Angeles, California. Having won The Knot and WeddingWire's "Best Of" Awards for seven consecutive years, they offer a highly celebrated service to couples on their special day. From San Diego to Boston, their crew of A-list musicians has created unforgettable celebrations for countless wedding couples throughout the United States and Canada. From large corporate events to intimate wedding occasions, they have the style and versatility to present a stunning performance every time.
With musical talent and event planning expertise, Ben Mallare Events & Entertainment offers a range of wedding services. Ceremony music, rocking dance parties, and two affordable live bands are all available to serenade you on your special day. Their ensembles are fully customizable and include male and female vocals, guitar, bass, keys, drums, and horns.
89 Reviews for Ben Mallare Events & Entertainment
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Abby M. · Married on 02/10/2021
Look no further...this is your band!
When I first set out to find a band for our wedding, I was extremely overwhelmed. There were so many choices, each band had a different vibe, the quotes ranged significantly, and I was worried that in the end, I would be disappointed with my choice. I visited a few of the main wedding planning websites and started looking at their reviews when I came across the Ben Mallare Band. I LOVED their promotional material. It was current, exciting, the vocals and band were impressive but most importantly…everyone looked like they were having a blast (both band and wedding guests)!Sent on 01/06/2020
I reached out to Ben Mallare and heard back within a couple hours (which wasn’t my experience with multiple other bands I reached out to who never got back to me). I could tell he was a pro and he immediately made me feel at ease. My gut said I wouldn’t be disappointed, and my gut couldn’t have been more on point. Ben and his team made the entire process absolutely painless. He catered to special requests, always responded to my emails and calls in a timely manner and was just extremely pleasant to work with overall. Not to mention, I had ZERO wedding planning experience and he helped guide me regarding the timeline, song choices for father/bride & mother/groom dances, things to stay away from, etc.
Our wedding day was even more perfect than I ever could have imagined due to the Ben Mallare Band…from the 4-piece jazz ensemble during the cocktail hour to the 16-piece band for the reception. They played a great mix of current hits, dance/pop, some throw backs and of course…those classic wedding songs everyone pretends to hate but secretly loves! Everything from their wardrobe to energy to various vocal styles was perfect. To this day, our friends and families still tell us how impressed they were with the band and that it was the best part of the wedding. I can’t remember a single second when the floor was not packed with people dancing.
In a nutshell, you can’t go wrong with this band. Look no further and scratch that part off your wedding to-do list. You will not be disappointed!
Kelly W. · Married on 12/08/2020
Get Ready to DANCE!
If you are planning for your wedding when the world is no longer upside down and are considering Ben Mallare Events & Entertainment, I promise you, booking Ben’s team will be the best decision you make! We know so many couples (including our closest friends and family members) have had to postpone or rethink their special days. It has been over a year since our wedding and with so much change and uncertainty in 2020, my husband and I have been doing a lot of reflecting.
Over a year later, not one person can recall the food we served or the flowers on the table, but people still mention our wedding band and rave about the dance party! People being tossed in the air, the floor rolling with movement (thought it was going to break!) and people of ALL ages dancing the night away! I was lucky enough to attend a family friend’s wedding in Seattle with my parents where Andy and Jessa headlined. We were blown away by their talent and professionalism and it was the ONLY request my Dad had during the entire wedding planning process - book the same band!
From the moment people sat down for dinner, they were dancing in their seats! Toft was extremely patient and accommodating with people making song requests. And Andy and Jessa knocked it out of the park with each song performed. If we had to do the whole thing over, Ben’s team would still be the first vendor we book!Sent on 11/02/2020
Jessica N. · Married on 10/06/2020
The absolute best band for your wedding, our guests couldn't have had more fun. Ben and team made all of the planning extremely easy, and even accommodated us having live guitarists for the ceremony, full band for the reception, and even a dj for the late night. We had multiple people ask us for the band's contact info during the wedding, as people were absolutely impressed with the performance. Everything was perfect - the instruments, the singing, the constant dancing atmosphere. People couldn't pull themselves away from the dance floor. We can't say enough good things about this entire team.Sent on 10/17/2019
Team of Ben Mallare Events & Entertainment
Born and raised in Annapolis, Maryland, Ben founded Ben Mallare Events & Entertainment in 2014 and has performed for countless weddings, private and corporate celebrations in the years since. Ben splits his time between New York and Los Angeles and is daddy to three little pups: Milo, Jetty, and Dax.
Director of Operations
Symeon was born and raised in the East Bay Area, California where he came up drumming in the local music scene. Since moving to Los Angeles in 2017, he's produced celebrations with Ben Mallare Events & Entertainment across SoCal and beyond. In his spare time, Symeon produces music, reads sci-fi, and works on perfecting a mean ping pong serve.
Toft Willingham has been an entertainment industry professional since 2006. He has performed more than one thousand concerts across the nation and produced over thirty five albums. Toft joined the Ben Mallare Events & Entertainment team in 2018 and has helped facilitate events for clients such as 3M, Microsoft and Edward Jones. Toft resides in Los Angeles, CA with his wife Eleni and daughter Didi.
This is an excellent vendor. We highly recommend!
A great company to work with. We highly recommend. Thank you Solace Weddings LLC
Ben Mallare band was incredible.. they kept the dance floor going, and having a live band versus a DJ is such a fun addition to your reception. Ben and his team connected to the crowd, and were a pleasure to work with!