From the prelude to the recessional, wedding musicians provide live music to make your ceremony a memorable one. There are so many wedding musicians in Greater New York City Metro to choose from, including string ensembles, harpists, organists, guitarists, and more. Be sure to consider the location of your ceremony and your wedding style before making a decision.
Music That Needs No Words "Music That Needs No Words" - Music that sings without vocals! SpeechLess Pop Strings is an award-winning ensemble that has performed numerous private and corporate events entertaining A-list celebrities (Taylor Swift, Leonardo DiCaprio), politicians (Michael Bloomberg,... (Wedding Musicians Greater New York City Metro)
A wedding performer in Brooklyn, New York, Grant Swift specializes in the classic sounds of the 60s and today. A vocalist and multi-instrumentalist, Grant offers his couples the ability to choose from his extensive repertoire of over 250 songs. Playing dozens of weddings all over the Northeast,... (Wedding Musicians Greater New York City Metro)
Ideal Ensembles is a wedding music company based in Brooklyn, New York. They specialize in writing string arrangements of their clients’ favorite music, and do their best to preserve the sense of the original popular song while also adding an artistic twist. Ideal Ensembles offers a large repertoire... (Wedding Musicians Greater New York City Metro)
A wedding ensemble in Brooklyn, New York, Sterling Strings is dedicated to making your wedding one that will be remembered forever. Its diverse group of highly trained musicians has performed in a number of major concert halls and venues, such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and Merkin Hall. With a... (Wedding Musicians Greater New York City Metro)
A wedding ensemble in Brooklyn, New York, Alexandra & Ensembles offers ready-to-wed couples a vast repertoire, ranging from classical to pop. Established in 2012, the company is comprised of over 30 professional and highly-trained musicians. Offering a variety of combinations, including duos, trios... (Wedding Musicians Greater New York City Metro)
A wedding ensemble in New York, New York, Acute Inflections specializes in sophisticated and enchanting wedding performances. Comprised of bassist Sadiki Pierre and vocalist Elasea Douglas, the duo’s jazzy, funky and sultry sound is perfect for ceremonies and receptions alike. Working closely with... (Wedding Musicians Greater New York City Metro)
A wedding ensemble in Brooklyn, New York, M.A.S Music provides ready-to-wed couples and their guests with live wedding entertainment. Led by founder Marie Stack, the company’s musicians are professional, punctual and reliable. Performing both traditional and nontraditional music, M.A.S Music is... (Wedding Musicians Greater New York City Metro)
Thorgy Thor is a wedding officiant and entertainer based in Brooklyn, New York. Thorgy is an experienced event host, television personality, and all-around talented artist. She has been performing in and out of drag for more than 20 years; she has graced private ceremonies and some of the country’s... (Wedding Musicians Greater New York City Metro)
Based in Brooklyn, New York, Penguin Wedding Music has been entertaining couples and their guests since its inception in 2007. Founded by cellist Chris Loxley, the company’s song list ranges from Adele and Dave Matthews to Bach and Louis Armstrong. Elegant ceremony or upbeat reception, Penguin... (Wedding Musicians Greater New York City Metro)
The Dolce Ensemble is a wedding string quartet based in Brooklyn, New York, with over 15 years of experience performing in orchestras, musicals, and weddings. A group of highly talented musicians, the ensemble’s passion for music drives them to continuously learn and grow as artists. Continually... (Wedding Musicians Greater New York City Metro)
A wedding ensemble in Brooklyn, New York, New York Ceremony Music specializes in customizable wedding entertainment. Comprised of guitarist and cellist Topu Lyo and Randy Bergida, New York Ceremony Music's repertoire ranges from The Smiths to The National. Catering to the personal tastes of its... (Wedding Musicians Greater New York City Metro)
A wedding ensemble in Brooklyn, New York, Stellar Strings specializes in entertainment for signature weddings and stylish events. Comprised of four professional and experienced musicians, the company has been enchanting couples musically since its inception in 2009. Stellar Strings is the perfect... (Wedding Musicians Greater New York City Metro)
Music for your wedding customized to your own personal style! Traditional wedding music, Celtic, Popular arrangements, standards, and special requests. Solo,duo, trio, or quartet options available. Solo: Harp, violin, oboe, pennywhistle, ukulele Duo: Add guitar, mandolin, violin, flute Trio: Two... (Wedding Musicians Greater New York City Metro)
Whether it's the cocktail hour, the reception, or the ceremony itself, I will provide an elegant and personalized performance on the most beautiful instrument. I play a wide variety of music, ranging from classical, to folk, to jazz and pop. I have a repertoire of traditional wedding music, and I... (Wedding Musicians Greater New York City Metro)
Classical and Celtic Harp mia theodoratus is a talented composer, improviser, and harpist located in Brooklyn, New York who is available to perform at weddings. Mia collaborates with her clients to ensure that the music she plays will feel special to you and will personalize your event.... (Wedding Musicians Greater New York City Metro)
ONLY THE FINEST CLASSICAL AND JAZZ MUSICIANS IN NYC...... Having been a bride myself, I realize how many decisions you will need to make in the days ahead. My training at Juilliard, and our vast experience in the wedding industry here in the NY area, allows me to provide expert and personalized... (Wedding Musicians Greater New York City Metro)
"Kurt was PHENOMENAL!!! From the minute we communicated, he was extremely professional and accommodating. He worked closely with us and learned a specific song that we wanted sung during our Sand Ceremony. He even sent us a recording beforehand to make sure that we were satisfied. We highly... (Wedding Musicians Greater New York City Metro)
I love bringing the elegance and beauty of the cello to the special events in people’s lives, especially weddings! A diverse range of music is at my fingertips from traditional favorites such as Pachelbel’s Canon and Handel’s Water Music to The American Songbook featuring lovelies like “Isn’t It... (Wedding Musicians Greater New York City Metro)
Ashley is a professional violinist based in New York City. She is familiar with various genres and styles of music and is available to play for all types of special events including wedding ceremonies/receptions, cocktail hours, parties, and corporate events . Ashley has completed her Bachelor of... (Wedding Musicians Greater New York City Metro)
Available to perform ceremony music in a non-sectarian venue and as a cocktail hour or full reception entertainment alternative to a band or Deejay. He is affordable and adds class to your event. John is a talented musician whose romantic style of popular music has delighted audiences for years at... (Wedding Musicians Greater New York City Metro)
Available for all occasions, weddings, corporate events, and parties. The duo features a wide repertoire including classical arrangements of works by such composers as Bach, Mozart, Paganini, Schubert, Ravel, Debussy, as well as Jazz / Latin standards and popular songs. Emily Praetorius is a... (Wedding Musicians Greater New York City Metro)
While you will, no doubt, plan every aspect of your wedding down to a T, the thing that many of your guests will remember forever is the music. The tunes at your wedding can make the difference between a dance floor full of happy, hip-shaking guests or a dull ceremony where everyone stares into their slice of wedding cake. That’s why it is so important to choose the right New York City wedding musicians for your wedding.
New York City is home to many of the best artists in the world. That means when it comes to wedding musicians, you have your pick of the talent pool. You can choose anything, from a classical string quartet to an 80s cover band, a talented DJ or just about anything in-between.
To start whittling down your list, think about what kind of ceremony you want to host. Do you dream of a traditional and elegant wedding? Then a classical quartet might be in order. Are you planning a more laid-back ceremony? Maybe a DJ is a good bet.
Your wedding venue can also affect the type of New York City wedding musicians you hire. Certain religious institutions, for example, may limit the type of music you can play. You also want to look at the space and conditions of the venue. A hotel can host a large band, but a restaurant wedding probably can’t. If you plan on holding the ceremony outdoors, you may need to pay extra to bring out a full piano.
Another huge factor that will affect your musical choice is your budget. Musicians, especially NYC wedding musicians, don’t come cheap. You aren’t only paying for their time at your wedding, but also for them to practice and rehearse your set. Each additional musician in the group will add to the cost, so larger bands can quickly drain your music budget.
There are ways to save money without killing the beat at your NYC wedding. The simplest option is to hire a DJ instead of a live band. If you have your heart set on live music, consider hiring the minimum number of musicians needed to create a great sound. You may also want to look for up-and-coming groups that are willing to give you a lower rate in exchange for visibility and a positive referral.
The problem with living in New York City is that you’ll likely find that you have numerous great wedding musicians to choose from. To pare down your list, start by requesting referrals from your wedding planner if you have one. Your venue coordinator can also likely give you referrals for bands that have performed with them in the past.
When you have a list of potential musicians, listen to samples of their music. Make sure the band’s contact - either their manager or the band leader - is professional and responsive. Ask about pricing and be very clear about what type of music you expect the musicians to perform.
Top NYC wedding musicians are booked quickly, so you’ll want to think about hiring your band or DJ nine to 12 months out from your wedding date.
Need help finding the right rhythm for your wedding? Take a look at all our great wedding musicians in New York City.