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  • SpeechLess Strings

    Music That Needs No Words SpeechLess Strings combines the classical elegance of violin with the rhythmic groove of...Read more modern pop/top 40 instruments (acoustic guitar, standup bass, keyboard, percussion) to form an ensemble that can perform a beautiful, cinematic wedding ceremony and then seamlessly...

    $2,750
  • Grant Swift

    Grant Swift is one of the most sought after private event musicians in the Northeast United States. He specializes in...Read more R&B, Rock, Soul, Folk, Pop and Jazz, uniquely arranged for guitar and voice. His repertoire of over 500 works contains everything from Stevie Wonder to Pachelbel, Queen to Ed...

    1 deal -10% Discount
    $600
  • Sterling Strings

    A wedding ensemble in Brooklyn, New York, Sterling Strings is dedicated to making your wedding one that will be...Read more 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...

    $800
  • Ideal Ensembles

    Ideal Ensembles is a wedding music company based in Brooklyn, New York. They specialize in writing string arrangements...Read more 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...

    $1,200
  • Alexandra & Ensembles

    A wedding ensemble in Brooklyn, New York, Alexandra & Ensembles offers ready-to-wed couples a vast repertoire, ranging...Read more 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...

    $750
  • MAS Music

    A wedding ensemble in Brooklyn, New York, MAS Music provides couples and their guests with live entertainment. Much like...Read more their founder, Marie Stack, the musicians are professional, dependable, and incredibly talented. Although based in Brooklyn, MAS Music can travel to interested couples throughout...

  • SaxMan Entertainment

    SaxMan Entertainment is a live weddng music entertainment company operating out of Brooklyn, New York. Multi-talented...Read more instrumentalist Noel Haye takes great joy in sharing his skills with his cherished clients. Noel has experience in performing in front of crowds in his school's jazz band and in solo...

    $500
  • Jonathan McCreary Saxophonist

    Jonathan McCreary Saxophonist provides musical entertainment at weddings and special events in Queens Village, New York....Read more A skilled performer, Jonathan offers a soulful experience to suit the tastes of the newlyweds, whether that's love, rock, or dance floor grooves. Couples are invited to get in...

    $1,000
  • New York Ceremony Music

    A wedding ensemble in Brooklyn, New York, New York Ceremony Music specializes in customizable wedding entertainment....Read more Comprised of guitarist and cellist Topu Lyo and Randy Bergida, the ensemble boasts an extensive repertoire, ranging from The Smiths to The National. Catering to the personal tastes of...

    $1,250
  • Mangomation LLC

    Mangomation creates personalized animations for your wedding invitations. Animation is a fun and unique way to tell your...Read more love story to your friends and family. Our animations can even be displayed at your wedding via projector. Mangomation is run by Caroline Eber. Caroline is an award winning...

  • Stellar Strings

    A wedding ensemble in Brooklyn, New York, Stellar Strings specializes in entertainment for signature weddings and...Read more 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...

    $1,100
  • KerriLattenMusic

    Kerri has been playing both violin and viola at a young age and finds her true passion in performing for special events...Read more such as weddings. She can help you to craft a soaring score for your big day, adding an extra dash of romance to your festivities. Services Offered KerriLattenMusic has over a...

  • Samba Novo Brasilian Music and Dance NY

    The Samba Novo Band was Formed in 1986 by Percussionist Ron DeFrancesco. We are a well rehearsed group of dancers,...Read more drummers and musicians. We can provide solo Samba Dancers or anything up to our 30 piece Show (as seen at Radio City Music Hall). We are the only serious choice! Please check us out...

  • Sara Kendall Music

    Sara Kendall is an alt-pop songwriter from Southborough, Massachusetts living in Ridgewood, New York. Inspired by female...Read more vocal greats such as Stevie Nicks and Annie Clark, she has been writing introspective songs for 8 years. She can play a variety of styles on piano, with or without vocals. ...

    $250
  • Alden Hellmuth

    I'ma saxophonist and composer living in Brooklyn. Multiple bands available for any event, from trio to sextet I can put...Read more together any kind of band you may have in mind. Looking for something with a singer? We can do that too! Rooted in the jazz and bebop tradition, the band plays a variety of music...

  • Mia Theodoratus

    Classical and Celtic Harp mia theodoratus is a talented composer, improviser, and harpist located in Brooklyn, New York...Read more 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....

    1 deal -5% Discount
    $550
  • Mariachi Tulum

    We have selected the best mariachis for wedding ceremonies and parties in the Tulum, Riviera Maya, Playa del Carmen and...Read more Cancun. Ask for a quote and leave the rest to us. Performances are typically 1-hour long with traditional songs and some contemporary, when requested. Some clients request a longer...

    $1,200
  • Venus Ensembles

    ONLY THE FINEST CLASSICAL AND JAZZ MUSICIANS IN NYC...... Having been a bride myself, I realize how many decisions you...Read more 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...

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  • John Rotante, Piano Stylist

    Available to perform ceremony music in a non-sectarian venue and as a cocktail hour or full reception entertainment...Read more 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...

    1 deal
    $400
  • Tribute String Quartet

    "The Rock and Pop String Quartet" Tribute String Quartet recreates classic pop and rock tunes within a traditional...Read more string quartet instrumentation. From Bach to Bowie, TSQ is a great fit for couples seeking unique music for their ceremony and reception. Creating custom arrangements of your favorite...

    $1,400
  • Andrew Klima

    Hi, my name is Andrew Klima and I am a classically trained singer living in New York City. I studied singing at Ithaca...Read more College, where I earned degrees in Vocal Performance and Music Education and the Manhattan School of Music where I received a Masters degree in Opera Performance. I have sung with...

    $750
  • Classic Strings by Natalie Hall

    Just imagine the enchantment and elegance of strings playing at your wedding. From “Trumpet Voluntary” to “Phantom of...Read more the Opera,” Classic Strings gives your special affair warmth and glow with the music of romance. We specialize in Classical, Popular and Romantic Favorites. We service weddings in...

  • Mikhail Romanov Music

    Mikhail Romanov is a professional pianist based in Brooklyn, New York who can provide the perfect soundtrack for your...Read more wedding ceremony or special event. Whether playing solo or accompanied by his violinist mother, Mikhail Romanov brings class and sophistication to any event.ExperienceMikhail studied...

    $400
  • Bagpipes & Celtic Music

    WINNER - Best of 2012, 2013 & 2014* - Piper to the Stars - T.V. and movie credits include "Good Morning America", "The...Read more Tonight Show", "Conan O'Brien" and Russell Crowe's "Tenderness". 25 years experience - Available for wedding ceremonies, cocktails and receptions Serving the tri-state area: N.Y....

    $250

New York City Wedding Musicians: How to Find the Right Wedding Musicians in NYC to Keep Your Special Day on Beat

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.

What Kind of Musicians Should You Pick 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.

How Much Do Wedding Musicians in New York City Cost?

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.

How to Choose Your Wedding Musicians in New York City

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.

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