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Ben Mallare Events & Entertainment

Los Angeles, CA View map Visit website
2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
Rating 5.0 out of 5
108 reviews
$9,650 Most Popular Price

About

2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
$9,650 Most Popular Price

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 eight consecutive years, they offer a highly celebrated service to couples throughout the United States, Mexico, and Canada. From large corporate events to intimate wedding occasions, they have the style and versatility to present a stunning performance every time. Genre specialities include top 40, Motown, Soul, Country, Hebrew, and Latin Music.

Services Offered

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the average price for a wedding reception during peak season?

$8,000 - $11,000

What is the average price for a wedding reception during off-peak season?

$8,000 - $11,000

Which of the following are included in the price?

Ceremony Music
Learning New Songs
Lighting
MC
Music During Breaks
Reception Music
Sound/PA System
Travel Expenses

What is the price of your popular wedding package?

$9,650

Which of the following are included in the package?

Ceremony Music
Cocktail Hour Music
Learning New Songs
Lighting
MC
Music During Breaks
Reception Music
Sound/PA System
Travel Expenses

Are you an agency or a band?

Band

How many musicians are in your band(s)?

1 - 3
4 - 6
7+

What genres of music does (do) your band(s) play?

Acoustic
Big Band
Classic Rock
Country
Dance
Folk
Funk
Jazz
Latin
Motown
Oldies
Pop
R&B / Soul
Rock
Swing
Top 40

What music services do you provide?

Instrumentals
Ceremony Music
Cocktail Hour Music
Learning New Songs
MC
Reception Music
Music During Breaks
Rehearsal Dinner Music
Sample Performances
Vocals
Willing to Travel

What items are available?

Lighting
Microphones
Sound/PA System

108 Reviews

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    Jonah B. Married on 05/29/2022
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    Amazing band, great people!

    The Ben Mallare band was absolutely incredible. Our guests were raving all night about their energy, talent, and amazingly wide range of music. Through all of our research leading up to their choosing, we found them to be the most well rounded and talented group of musicians in the wedding band circuit (you’ll find that a lot of the other bands sound very generic). The price point wasn’t nearly as outrageous as some other highly recommended bands — we also found them to be much more talented than some bands that were charging twice as much. They were very receptive to us guiding them through what kind of music we wanted played. They have an extensive song list, and we were able to make some special requests that made our night truly memorable. Our event also had an interesting and unorthodox flow, but the band was flexible and made everything happen without us having to worry at all. They’re not just your typical wedding band, but a wonderful group of talented musicians — we absolutely recommend them to everyone!
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    Arnold F. Married on 04/10/2022
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    Simply the best in north america

    “WHERE did you find this band?!”, “this is by far the best wedding band I’ve ever heard”, and “this band is so fun!” are a few of the many quotes we heard throughout our wedding night and the days since. The entire time, we were (and still are) so proud to share the Ben Mallare name and are so thrilled we could share our day with the All-Stars Band feat. Chance. Our wedding reception and the dance floor was really a highlight of our entire wedding weekend, and the band was world-class.

    We could go on and on about how much fun the dance floor was, how engaging the band was with weddinggoers, how great the music was, etc., but you should take all of that as an absolute given. Ben Mallare’s All Stars Band brings together truly talented, hard working and fun musicians, the perfect recipe for success. The rest of our review will go more into how easy and reliable the Ben Mallare team was to work with - really one of the most important parts for couples and planners to pull off a big and complex production with little stress.

    We came across Ben Mallare Events & Entertainment by pure luck and chance early in 2021 after our engagement. We knew music was going to be a very important part of our wedding weekend and we wanted the absolute best of the best. We searched up and down the entire west of Canada and the west coast of the U.S. for the most impressive wedding band we could find, and landed on Ben Mallare. We got to know Ben and his team as part of the onboarding / planning process, and have only the nicest things to say.

    Our wedding was in Banff, Alberta, Canada and we had a feeling the location could be a bit of a challenge for any band - but nope(!). The Ben Mallare team took care of everything, from travel, to lodging, to equipment, to sound, to production. For us, bringing in Ben Mallare and the All-Stars Band feat. Chance was literally as easy as going with a local band. We were so impressed with their execution and ease, and we had literally zero stress throughout the entire process.

    In addition to travel, the Ben Mallare team worked very well with our planner and producer, Lynn Fletcher Weddings. We had a very complex schedule, from ceremony, to cocktail hour, to reception with many minute-by-minute details worked out in advance. Everyone worked together so well, it was a very impressive sight to behold watching the symphony of vendors come together to pull off a magical weekend at the Banff Springs Hotel. The Ben Mallare team was a huge part of our weekend and contributed immensely to its success and our enjoyment (a personal THANK YOU to each and every one of the musicians and techs who came up, we loved having you(!)).

    We can’t wait to look back at our wedding photos, videos and think about all the happy memories we had on our wedding weekend. We will always smile and chuckle at the huge coup we all pulled off (with Ben Mallare’s help, of course) having such an incredible band come up to party with us at the Banff Springs Hotel. We also know that many of our guests will have that same memory, and we have only the highest recommendation for everything Ben Mallare.

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner

Team

Ben Mallare
Ben Mallare
CEO

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.

Symeon Tzvetkov
Symeon Tzvetkov
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
Toft Willingham
Technical Director

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.

Professional Network & Endorsements

4 Endorsements
NV VISUALS NV VISUALS Wedding Videographers

This is an excellent vendor. We highly recommend!

Solace Weddings Solace Weddings Wedding Videographers

A great company to work with. We highly recommend. Thank you Solace Weddings LLC

Emma + Josh Emma + Josh Wedding Photographers

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!

Map

Los Angeles, 90035
4109808370
Location of (Ben Mallare Events & Entertainment)
Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA, 90035
32577 Rancho California Rd Temecula, California, 92591
899 N Palm Canyon Dr Palm Springs, CA, 92262

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