Wherever you choose to get married, complementing your wedding venue with musical entertainment that suits the setting can bring the whole place to life. If you’re not sure where to get started, read on to gather some ideas for wedding venue and musical entertainment ideas that are a match made in heaven!
Is there anything more quintessentially English than a stately home? When your wedding venue looks like the set of Bridgerton, not only are you extremely lucky, but you also have some important choices to make regarding your wedding entertainment!
A venue that makes you feel like Mr Darcy could be just around the corner will be brought to life with some classical music during the day. Think string quartet, harpist or pianist. These types of acts will not only play music by the great composers, but will also put modern twists on your favourite modern songs too, to give a more contemporary feel.
Sky String Quartet
Obviously, you’re probably not going to want classical music for your evening party, but a stately home will often fit perfectly with a vintage theme. With performers who look like they’ve stepped out of The Great Gatsby, a vintage or swing band will hit all the right notes and provide you with an unforgettable evening.
If you’re lucky enough to have secured a fairytale castle as your wedding venue, a classical performer is an excellent fit for your daytime entertainment. Perhaps a classical guitarist or a violinist might suit?
With such an imposing venue, you can go all out and surprise your guests with your evening entertainment. Why not turn it into an incredible rock concert with a rock wedding band? Or our DJ and live musician combinations are the perfect way to turn your venue into an Ibiza-style club for the evening. Either way, you and your guests will be cramming onto the dance floor!
The Rhythm Detectives
Barns are enormously popular as wedding venues and it’s easy to see why. With their rustic charm, individual character and ample outdoor spaces, they make the ideal setting for a beautiful wedding. A folk-inspired acoustic band will look and sound fantastic in a barn setting. With rustic attire, cheery voices and the odd double bass or saxophone thrown in, they’ll fit in perfectly!
Alternatively, an acoustic duo would also sound fab in a barn (or anywhere really!) No wonder they are such a popular choice. A budget-friendly option that still packs a punch and has guests flocking to the dance floor? Yes please!
Mona Vale Acoustics
A venue that oozes opulence like a luxury hotel demands entertainment to match. What better way to get your guests onto the dance floor than with a head-turning soul and Motown band? If their glamorous outfits, soaring vocals and funky rhythm sections aren’t enough, you can choose to add in a horn section for a totally mesmerising and unforgettable experience.
If you’ve booked a festival-style venue, the music you choose is going to be the most important element of your day. Whether you want a Reading and Leeds-style indie and Britpop band, a folky acoustic band or a modern pop band to authentically recreate headline acts, you’re sure to find an abundance of choices at Entertainment Nation. Now all you need is some food carts…
Whether you’re having your reception in a private or public garden, hiring live musicians to entertain your guests is a must. For this type of party a roaming band is ideal. They don’t need to plug in instruments and can wander around and mingle with your guests. Attending an event with a roaming band is an interactive experience like no-other and not one your guests will forget in a hurry!
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Church or Village Hall
This type of venue usually has a stage, and lends itself perfectly to a rock ‘n’ roll extravaganza! Imagine your guests jamming to golden oldies like “Jonny B Goode” and “Twist and Shout” as well as modern chart hits played in a similar style. Add in some vintage suits and Les Paul-style guitars to boot and your reception will be rocking in no time!
A beach wedding under the sun (hopefully!) with all your friends and family has to be one of the most picturesque settings for a wedding imaginable. With the gentle lapping of the waves and the feel of soft sand between your toes, a relaxing acoustic accompaniment is a must. A singer- guitarist would sound so romantic as you walk down the aisle!
Gritty industrial venues such as an renovated warehouses and studio spaces are growing in popularity as wedding venues due to the blank canvas, photo opportunities and transport links they provide. With such an innovative and edgy venue, you’ll need some fresh and exhilarating entertainment. A DJ and musician combo would stand out from the crowd and complement your venue perfectly.
Prestigious venues such as the Shard and the Gherkin offer spectacular views and swanky decor so it’s obvious why they make such incredible wedding venues. To match the dramatic and inspiring surroundings, your entertainment needs to be big. A stunning show band will take your breath away with their powerful vocals, electrifying stage presence and show-stopping repertoire – they’ll leave your guests screaming for an encore.
Of course, there are bound to be venues that we haven’t included here, and the type of acts we’ve suggested are by no means exhaustive. Obviously you can have whatever type of music you want, regardless of your venue. It’s your wedding and you should choose the musicians that make you happy and reflect the vibe you’re trying to portray. Nothing else matters!
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