Park Avenue Orchestra Reviews

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59 Reviews for Park Avenue Orchestra

Recommended by 99% of couples

5.0 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 4.9
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 5.0

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    Kathy Randall · Married on 09/21/2019

    5.0
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    Life of the party!

    Where do I start? From the initial contact with Hank, to the day of my wedding when Park Avenue brought the fun- my experience was awesome! Almost everyone was on the dance floor having a great time! Everyone loved them! Completely professional and thorough with every detail—they handled the logistics with ease- I was never concerned about a thing. They even learned a new song I requested! Don’t hesitate to hire them if you want great energy, talent and an all around fun band!! I was married on the Grand Belle of Geneva and Park Avenue has worked with the Lake Geneva Cruise Line often so that was a big plus!! I most definitely recommend!

    Sent on 09/28/2019

    Park Avenue Orchestra's reply:

    Kathy,
    Thank you for the excellent review of our services. The Band had a great time performing on the Grand Belle for your Wedding Reception. The highlight was the tune Gloria / Laura Brannigan for all the Saint Louis Blues Fans! What an awesome party! I wish all the happiness in your futures!
  • Frederika

    Frederika Shawgo · Married on 08/13/2019

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Park Avenue Band

    I hired the Park Avenue Orchestra in August to perform outdoors for our corporate event with a six-piece band including two vocalists. Hank Paul was a joy to work with, especially when the weather became an issue. I truly appreciated his ability to come up with a workable solution that fit our needs. Rickey Rainbow and Nelia Janik were effective at getting the crowd involved and received compliments all evening. I could not have been more pleased with the Park Avenue Orchestra’s performance and professionalism!

    Sent on 09/23/2019

    Park Avenue Orchestra's reply:

    Fredi, Thank you for the excellent Review. Through all the rain, the Corporate Event was still a success! The Band had a great time performing for all your employees. Thanks again for giving us the opportunity to be part of it. You were a pleasure to service!
  • Jake

    Jake Hildenbrand · Married on 08/09/2019

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Above and Beyond

    Hank Paul and this group of entertainers will make your special event one to remember. They know what they are doing and will keep everyone on the dance floor! Couldn't have asked for a better group to perform at our wedding.

    Sent on 08/12/2019

    Park Avenue Orchestra's reply:

    Jake & Becca,

    What a fantastic Wedding Reception.! The exit song with Don’t Stop Believing was incredible! Thank you for letting the Park Avenue Orchestra be part of your Memorable Celebration.

    I wish all the happiness in your futures.
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    Kathleen · Married on 04/27/2019

    5.0
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      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Would recommend Park Ave Band to anybody!

    The Park Avenue Orchestra did an incredible job at our reception! From start to finish, Hank's professionalism and attention to detail made the planning process a breeze. We met with several bands before booking and felt that Hank's laid back approach set him apart from others. He made a custom package for us that covered every detail we were looking for and the band also learned a couple songs for the first dances! It is no exaggeration when I say the dance floor was packed from the first song until the last. We got so many compliments and texts after about how much fun the band was. We recommend The Pack Avenue Orchestra to anybody, hopefully our wedding isn't the last one we see them at!

    Sent on 05/29/2019

    Park Avenue Orchestra's reply:

    Sam & Kathleen, Thank you for the kindest compliments. What a fantastic Party! The Band had a blast performing for all your guest and families. The highlight of the evening was the both of you singing Don’t Stop Believing for the last song. We wish you all the Happiness In Your Futures!
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    Kristin Carey · Married on 04/06/2019

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Absolutely The Best!

    I HIGHLY recommend booking Park Avenue Orchestra. They are absolutely fantastic! Hank will take care of you from beginning to end and will cover all the details. He goes above and beyond to make sure your day will run smoothly. Our goal for the evening was to get everyone on the dance floor and Park Avenue Orchestra did not disappoint!

    The band learned the Top Gun theme song for us so they could play it as a teaser prior to the father daughter dance which made it so much more personalized. Their rendition of Shout literally got the guests to instantly flood the dance floor. We had an absolute blast with them and recommend to anyone who wants their event to have everyone on the dance floor. They are the best!

    Sent on 04/14/2019

    Park Avenue Orchestra's reply:

    Ike & Kristin,
    Thank you for the kindest compliments. What a fantastic Wedding Reception! Performing the theme from Top Gun was quite the emotion for your Father Daughter Dance. You were a pleasure to service. I Wish You All The Happiness In Your Futures!
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    Anthony Romano · Married on 01/05/2019

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Winter wedding with Park Avenue Orchestra

    We had a medium sized wedding with a 6-person band for the reception. The band was very good at getting the crowd going and all of our guests had a great time. Hank was very flexible and eager to work with us. I would definitely recommend Park Avenue Band for weddings and other events!

    Sent on 01/09/2019

    Park Avenue Orchestra's reply:

    Anthony,
    Thank you for the kindest compliments. The Band had a great time performing for all your guest. I Wish You All The Happiness In You Futures!
  • K

    Katie · Married on 10/20/2018

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Wonderful & Fun Band!

    We could not be happier with Park Avenue Orchestra! Hank was so professional and did a great job making sure the night went smoothly and we did not have to worry about a thing! We wanted our guests to have a fun time at the reception, and Park Avenue really delivered! There were so many people on the dance floor at the end of the night, which is a sign of a great band. The band had a great energy with the crowd and really got everyone moving! This was our third family wedding with Park Avenue and they have been wonderful for each event!

    Sent on 10/23/2018

    Park Avenue Orchestra's reply:

    Katie,
    Thank you for the kindest compliments. We had a fantastic time performing for your families and guest at your Wedding Reception in Appleton Wisconsin. We wish all the Happiness In Your Futures!
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    Matt · Married on 09/22/2018

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Great band. Very professional, very polished, very fun! We had a smaller wedding of 100 and was afraid the dance floor wouldn't be very happening - but Ricky Rainbow kept the dancers out there and was very good of getting everybody involved. Couldn't say a bad thing about the experience. Very glad we went with the band over a DJ and very happy with the experience. 11/10 would recommend. Added bonus we got to pick out songs we wanted the band to play from a list and they worked most of them in!

    Sent on 10/14/2018

    Park Avenue Orchestra's reply:

    Matt,
    Thank you for this review. The Band had a great time performing for your families and guest at your Wedding Reception in Three Oaks Michigan. The venue was spectacular! What an awesome party! I wish you all the happiness in your futures!
  • L

    Lynne · Married on 08/25/2018

    5.0
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      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Thrilled with the entertainment provided by Park Avenue! They know their music as well as being able to keep guests involved. This is an engaging group I would use again without hesitation, great fun! We didn’t want it to end!

    Sent on 08/30/2018

    Park Avenue Orchestra's reply:

    Lynne,
    What an honor to celebrate with you and John for your 50th Wedding Anniversary! The day was picture perfect on the Lake Geneva Cruise Lines. Thank you again for giving us the opportunity to be part of your Memorable Celebration!
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    Mark · Married on 08/11/2018

    5.0
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      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Before our wedding, my wife and I were deciding between a DJ and a Band. After multiple references and watching Park Avenue Orchestra live, we decided that this band was the way to go! We couldn't have asked for a better wedding and Park Avenue Orchestra played one of the most important parts. Everything from the pre-wedding song selection meetings with Hank to Ricky, the lead singer, joining our guests on the dance floor and performing "Shout" was perfect. Not only was Park Avenue a fantastic band but they were crucial in making sure that everyone was in the right spot and enjoying the night as it progressed. We could not imagine the night without such a great band and highly recommend using them for your wedding.

    Thank you Park Avenue for making our wedding the most memorable day of our lives!

    Sent on 10/09/2018

    Park Avenue Orchestra's reply:

    Mark & Christina,
    Thank you for the kindest compliments. What a fantastic Wedding Reception at the Drake Oak Brooke. The illuminated dance floor was incredible! We wish you all the happiness in your futures!
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    Brooke · Married on 06/02/2018

    5.0
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      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    We were so honored to have Park Avenue at our wedding earlier this year! We had seen Park Avenue perform once before our wedding and knew immediately that we had to have them for our big day! They were the first thing we booked, before we even booked the reception hall! On our special day, they were incredibly professional and kept the energy levels high during our reception. Hank is extremely organized and made sure that he understood all the details prior to our big day, so that everything would go smoothly. He was very flexible and worked hard to ensure that all my requests were met. Overall, the band is amazing and really knows how to play great music, as well as keep the crowd engaged! They had the dance floor packed all night and we received SO many positive comments from our family and friends about their performance! We would book Park Avenue again in a heartbeat and highly recommend them to all our family and friends!

    Sent on 10/09/2018

    Park Avenue Orchestra's reply:

    John & Brooke,
    Thank you for the kindest compliments. The Band had a fantastic time performing at your Wedding Reception. Incredible Party! I wish you all the happiness in your futures.
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    Lauren · Married on 11/25/2017

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    I can't say enough great things about Park Avenue Orchestra! I have seen them now at both my best friend's wedding in 2016 and now my sister's wedding this past weekend and they just do not disappoint! I have been to several weddings with a DJ and they all pale in comparison to weddings with this band. They do a great job of getting everyone on the dance floor and are very interactive with the wedding party and guests throughout the night, I think the below photo says it all! (my fellow bridesmaids and I singing "We are Family" on stage :) The music was upbeat and they played a great mix of both oldies and modern music (to the happy couples preferences). My sister and my friend both had a great time working with Hank leading up to the wedding and were very happy with them at the wedding. Thanks Park Avenue Orchestra for two awesome weddings! ALSO- they turn the song "Shout!" into an epic event, and it basically makes the whole night!

    Sent on 11/28/2017

    Park Avenue Orchestra's reply:

    Lauren,
    Thank you for the warmest and kindest compliments! The Band had an incredible time performing for your Sisters Wedding Reception! Party All Night Long! Much Appreciated!
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    Lindsey · Married on 11/25/2017

    5.0
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      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Look no further! This is the band you are looking for! We first saw Park Avenue at our friend's wedding and knew we had to ask them to play for ours. We had a BLAST at our wedding and thanks to them had no worries of everything running smoothly. Hank is so helpful and calming with all of the planning and makes it fun and painless. This was by far the best investment for a great time! Thanks again guys!

    Sent on 12/10/2017

    Park Avenue Orchestra's reply:

    Lindsey & Dan,
    Wow; what a fantastic Wedding Reception! Party all night long! Thank you for the kindest compliments. The Band had a fantastic time performing for all your guest and families. We Wish You All The Happiness In Your Futures!
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    Aaron · Married on 11/18/2017

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Hank and Park Avenue Orchestra were absolutely perfect for our wedding! During the planning stages, Hank was ultra-communicative, always returning phone calls and very dialed in with us to make sure every detail was covered. On the wedding night, they brought the energy to keep our guests dancing the whole night. If we were to do it over again, Hank and Park Avenue Orchestra would again be front and center for us. Thank you Hank!!

    Sent on 11/27/2017

    Park Avenue Orchestra's reply:

    Aaron & Jen,
    Thank you for the warm compliments. It was an honor to be part of your Memorable Celebration. We Wish You All The Happiness In Your Futures!
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    Janie · Married on 10/14/2017

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Words fail me. Legit, I cannot even begin to tell you how pleased we were with the performance of Park Avenue Orchestra at our wedding. They were of course: prompt, courteous, well dressed and thoroughly prepared with all of our requests on the big day. (Not necessarily a given since it rained buckets ALL DAY)

    They exceeded our wildest expectations. This band got EVERYONE young, middle -aged and old out on the dance floor. (At one point I remember looking at the tables and NO ONE was sitting down- they were out on the dance floor.

    Park Ave has an extensive repertoire of music- you name it, they can do- Big Band, Swing, Hip Hop, Country etc. Their enthusiasm was wildly contagious- in fact my new father- in- law said the last time he danced that much it was at his own wedding 35 years ago.

    You will not be disappointed if you hire this band!! HIGHLY recommend them.

    Sent on 10/30/2017

    Park Avenue Orchestra's reply:

    Janie & Mike,
    Thank you for giving the Park Avenue Orchestra the opportunity to perform for your Memorable Celebration. What A Fantastic Wedding Reception! Through all the Heavy Rain; we partied all night long. The Band had a great time performing for all your guest and families! We Wish You All The Happiness In Your Futures!
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    Leah · Married on 09/17/2017

    5.0
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      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    This band is so wonderful! they had everyone dancing and having a great time, their sound is beyond great. You won't regret a minute! or a penny!

    Sent on 11/05/2017

    Park Avenue Orchestra's reply:

    Leah & Chance,
    Thank you for the kindest compliments. What a beautiful Brunch Wedding Reception! The Band had a great time performing for your guest and families.
    We Wish You All The Happiness In Your Futures!
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    Sue · Married on 07/01/2017

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    great band, great people to work for, great talent!

    Sent on 07/12/2017

    Park Avenue Orchestra's reply:

    Sue,
    Thank you for the kind compliments. The Band had a fabulous time performing for all your guest. We look forward to working with you in the future.
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    John · Married on 05/06/2017

    5.0
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      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Park Avenue played our wedding reception in Appleton WI at the Paper Valley Red Lion on June 2nd 2018. In today’s age most people hire djs for weddings and we decided to go with Park Avenue and we could not have made a better decision. Hank is wonderful to work with and everything is executed with precision and professionalism. Park Avenue simply keeps the dance floor alive and caters to all the needs of the Bride and Groom. We want to get married again because it was so much fun! A big thanks to Hank, Ricky, and the whole crew!

    Sent on 08/30/2018
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    Patti · Married on 03/04/2017

    5.0
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      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Fantastic band! Very east to work with!

    Sent on 04/20/2017

    Park Avenue Orchestra's reply:

    Thank you Patti,
    What a Fantastic Event! The Band had a great time performing for all your guest. We look forward to next years Gala!
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    Olivia · Married on 11/12/2016

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
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      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    We hired Park Ave. Orchestra for a charity Gala and they were wonderful! Not only was the music great, but they were extremely professional and the guests loved them. Also, we had a last-minute AV issue, and Hank and his team stepped in and provided the AV at a much more competitive price and within a week of the Gala. They were truly lifesavers! Highly recommend.

    Sent on 11/28/2016

    Park Avenue Orchestra's reply:

    Thank you Olivia,
    We sincerely appreciate the kindest compliments. The Orchestra had a wonderful time performing for such a fantastic Fundraiser and we were honored to be part of a Memorable Event.
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    Peg · Married on 10/15/2016

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Extremely organized, punctual, friendly, incredibly talented members, extensive playlist

    Sent on 10/19/2016

    Park Avenue Orchestra's reply:

    Peg;
    Thank you for your kind review. The Orchestra had a fantastic time performing for your Memorable Event. Ending the night with Dont Stop Believing after the Cubs won was a highlight of the evening. Incredible Party!
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    Joe · Married on 09/24/2016

    5.0
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      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    I suggest calling Hank and talking with him before ruling out the Park Avenue Orchestra. Hank was very professional throughout the process, listening to all of our ideas and coaching us only when necessary.

    Sent on 11/16/2016

    Park Avenue Orchestra's reply:

    Joe & Hayden,
    Thank you for the warmest compliments. We were honored to be part of your Memorable Celebration. I wish you all the Happiness in your futures!
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    Gary · Married on 09/17/2016

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Hank Paul is a pro. Just listen to what his suggestions are and prepare to have a great time. We have had continuous calls from friends who have said that they have never danced more and spent more time on the dance floor.

    Sent on 09/20/2016

    Park Avenue Orchestra's reply:

    Gary;
    Thank you for the kindest compliments! The Orchestra had a wondeful time performing for your Daughters Wedding at the beautiful Allegro Hotel. The Beach Boy song was a First for the Orchestra for the Father Daughter Dance! I wish you and your family all the Happiness In Your Futures!
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    Kim · Married on 09/17/2016

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    The dance floor never emptied. Park Avenue Orchestra helped us have a great party to celebrate our daughter's wedding! The dance floor never emptied. Our guests kept telling us how great the band was. Hank was very responsive, easy to work with and learned a song my husband and daughter wanted to dance to. I would hire Park Avenue Orchestra again. Thank you, Hank Paul and Park Avenue Orchestra!

    Sent on 09/21/2016

    Park Avenue Orchestra's reply:

    Kim,
    Thanks again for the warm compliments! The Orcehstra had a wonderful time performing for your families Wedding Reception! Best Of Luck & Happiness in Your Futures!
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    Kristen · Married on 09/17/2016

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Park Avenue Orchestra was a delight to work with. Working with Hank Paul and the team were so professional, answered all of our questions in a timely manner and even brought up things we hadn't thought about. We felt like we were in good hands from day one. Plus, the dance floor was packed! I have never seen a band before Park Avenue that had most of the wedding guests on the dance floor the whole night. We even requested a song for our Father/Daughter dance that the band didn't know- and they learned it especially for our reception and it sounded amazing!

    Sent on 10/02/2016

    Park Avenue Orchestra's reply:

    Kristen,
    Thank you for the Amazing Compliments for the Orchestra. We had a wonderful time performing for you're Wedding Reception. Incredible party atmosphere all evening. Learning the Beach Boys tune "God Only Knows " for you and your Dad was a highlight of the evening! It was also very special for the Band! I Wish You And Todd All The Happiness In Your Futures!