Looking for a wedding band to provide live music for your reception? Here, you can read reviews of wedding bands that specialize in musical genres from country to jazz, R&B to rock, and much more. Whether you’re searching for a small ensemble or a larger wedding band, you’ll find lots of choices on WeddingWire.
Nite-Time - New York City’s Premier Party Band! is a wedding band based in Manhattan and the tri-state area that's here to design the perfect music package for your wedding. Whether you are looking for a simple, elegant ensemble or a lavish and large orchestra, Nite-Time has the talent and... (Wedding Bands)
The Park Avenue Orchestra is an exciting event entertainment band in Chicago, Illinois. This band can provide complete music and entertainment services for wedding receptions, ceremonies, cocktail hours, rehearsal dinners, and even corporate and other formal events in Chicago and the surrounding... (Wedding Bands)
Soulstice Santa Fe is a wedding entertainment band based in Santa Fe, New Mexico. They have been offering their services across the local areas of Santa Fe, Albuquerque, Taos, and Farmington for more than 17 years. The band’s standard line-up consists of eight members offering a comprehensive music... (Wedding Bands)
"DownStage Live" is a professional live wedding band based in Louisville, Kentucky, that also performs in Lexington and surrounding cities. A 5-piece band that offers entertainment services from start to finish for various wedding events, private events & fundraisers. "DownStage Live" is a... (Wedding Bands)
Soul Patch Philly is a wedding band located in Bellmawr, New Jersey. Since 1997, the band has performed at over 1,000 weddings and events. Members of the band have had the privileged of performing alongside celebrities and icons such as Stevie Wonder, Earth Wind and Fire, Roger Waters of Pink Floyd,... (Wedding Bands)
Looking for a wedding band that can pack the dance floor and give you and your guests a night to be talked about for ages to come? Look no further! We are Blue Avenue Groove, a 4-10 member line up of vocals, keys, guitar, horns, bass and drums that works with a variety of expert NYC musicians to... (Wedding Bands)
A high-energy 4-piece party band here to make your big day a party to remember!!! Since 2011, The Brit Pack have been performing their dynamic blend of British classics, including The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Queen, David Bowie, Elton John, The Who, Oasis, Radiohead, The Police, Amy Winehouse and... (Wedding Bands)
Philly Soul Collective is a wedding band located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Composed of skillful vocalists and musicians, they have a reputation as a band to look out for. Members of the group have had the honor of playing alongside icons such as Boyz to Men, Billy Paul, The Delfonics, Harold... (Wedding Bands)
Want to create a lively and energetic performance which is sure to impress your guests? The Finesse Party Band is an experienced wedding and corporate event band located in Orlando, Florida, and serving the greater Florida area including Naples, Tampa, Jacksonville, and Miami. The band features four... (Wedding Bands)
The New Orleans Spice® Brass Band has performed locally in New Orleans and worldwide for over 25 years. Performances; International Jazz Festivals, a debutant event in Venice, Italy, Canadian Festivals, Music and food festivals, Winner of the French Quarter Festival “Battle of the Bands.” Performing... (Wedding Bands)
The Tangible Dreamboat is a Denver based wedding and event band comprised of educated, talented, and stage-savvy musicians. We reach through to every genre of music and are capable of managing your dance floor all night long! We are a professional organization armed with the latest technology and... (Wedding Bands)
JK Entertainment Featuring the JK Band is a joyful wedding and party band based out of Jericho, New York. They pride themselves on their amazing lead and harmony vocals, as well as their exuberant personality, irresistible rhythm and flawless horn section. They’re skilled in a variety of musical... (Wedding Bands)
Renaissance Orchestra is a professional wedding band located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Specializing in weddings, they have over 15 years of experience fulfilling couples' wedding-day entertainment needs. They are a 10-piece band comprised of a group of musicians with decades of experience in... (Wedding Bands)
The Michael Benson Band is the 2019 Seattle Bride Magazine winner for “Best Live Entertainment “ for the 15th year. They are also winners of 425 Magazine’s "Best of 2019" award. Over their stellar career they’ve performed for over 2300 weddings and private events. As the #1 preferred band by NW... (Wedding Bands)
La Blanc Entertainment is a professional band out of Bedford, New York that plays a variety of songs to appeal to every generation. Along with wedding celebrations, this band plays at a variety of special events, including fundraisers, corporate events and state fairs. Catering to the Tri-state... (Wedding Bands)
TI Fusion Band is a unique, wedding and event band based out of New York City. They cater to couples looking for an one-of-a-kind, unforgettable experience. Their talented team only works with one wedding at a time, ensuring you receive the time and attention you deserve. With TIFusion, what you see... (Wedding Bands)
New York City’s Starlight Music takes the stress out of planning the perfect musical backdrop to your wedding. With a rotating roster of professional musicians and dancers, the team at Starlight Music will assemble the right band for your special day. Their diverse group of musicians have performed... (Wedding Bands)
High Energy Live Music to Pack Your Dance Floor!We're live music experts, wedding enthusiasts, and party starters, infusing every event with energy and full dance floors. We're here to make your wedding the greatest party of your life!The Diamond Empire are a premium, customizable 3-14 piece band... (Wedding Bands)
Your wedding is more than just one big party, it is a sequence of special events, each deserving of it's own special place in time. And a wedding band can be a major piece of your big day. The wedding band has the responsibility of ensuring that your event moves smoothly and fluidly from one amazing moment to the next. Wedding bands create the right mood for each portion of the event with music. And WeddingWire has tons of options for finding the best band to suit your musical desires. Having the right music is an absolute must. Bad music choices can take away from the beauty of your special day.
Here are some things to consider when picking a wedding band.
Your wedding venue may have a list of musicians that they tend to work with, but that doesn't mean you need to make a selection from that list. It is important to check that there is nothing in your contract that doesn't allow you to have an outside band or singer. Make sure there are no noise limitations, need for extra power supplies, or other equipment a band may need. If there are, plan accordingly and tell the band ahead of time to see if they can work within those parameters. If not, it might be time to look for some more musical options.
Live Wedding bands tend to be more expensive than a DJ. This means a wedding band may be the thing that you splurge on for your big day while cutting back your budget on another area. Live bands provide a rich sound and allow for direct interaction with guests, which makes them a great option for your reception. It is important to note that a live band will likely take up more space than a DJ. You may need to start a conversation between your band and venue to make sure that there are ample accommodations. Ask any potential bands if they are performing at any public events in the near future. This gives you a chance to see them in person and decide if they fit your style. You also have the chance to see how they interact with the crowd and the venue staff.
Don't forget to check WeddingWire for reviews from real couples that have hired the band before. Advice from couples in the same boat as you are an absolute must when making those final decisions for your big day.
After searching around, reading reviews, and possibly seeing potential wedding bands perform, you'll make your selection. You should give the band two specific song lists. One should be songs and musical genres you absolutely want to hear and when you want to hear them during the day (i.e. processional, recessional, first dance, mother-son/ father-daughter dance). The other should be other should be songs and musical categories you absolutely do not want to hear. The band's covers may not sound exactly like the original artist but they will provide a more intimate experience for you and your guests.
You can have a band or DJ or both! It all depends on personal preference and how much you are willing to spend.
The last consideration should be the guest in attendance. It's your big day, but you also want your guests to have a good time. If you have older guests, have some classic songs from the 60s & 70s on your list. Make sure the band has a combination of both fast and slow songs to encourage all your guests to gather on the dance floor!