Wedding Music

Why music is one of the important aspects of your big day to consider.

‘Music, at its essence, is what gives us memories. And the longer a song has existed in our lives, the more memories we have of it.’ – Stevie Wonder.

Stevie knows what he’s talking about.  Music plays such an important part in our lives, perhaps more than we realise.  It is with us in everything, a comforting confidante in reflective times and an exultant soaring celebrant of life’s joys.  Little wonder it is so high on the wedding planning agenda for most couples.

The Bentley Boys are Ireland’s premier, multi-award-winning, wedding entertainment providers. Creating lifelong memories for couples and their guests with amazing performances worthy of their special day is what we do!

We are mad into music so it took some time to pick our perfect wedding band, but from the first time we heard the Bentley Boys play, we knew they were perfect! The range of songs on the setlist was brilliant and we could even choose our singer. They catered for all our requests and were attentive to any specific song we wanted to be performed. Overall the band is brilliant, the set up was so smooth, the setlist was perfect, I think they really played to the crowd and the energy was amazing. We also got the chance to play with them and it was amazing, such great musicians! Could not recommend more highly, just amazing!” – Rebecca & Tom, 4 piece Evening Band & DJ, Summerhill House Hotel

The formalities are done, it’s time to let your hair down and really celebrate your big day in style, ripping up the dancefloor with your family and friends!  Memories are made of this and of course, the Bentley Boys live band is there to help make it happen as only they can!

Adding Music To Your Wedding Day

But there are so many other key points in the day where music can play such a vital role and what you may not realise is that the Bentley Boys can assist you with all of them!

1. The Wedding Ceremony

From the moment you take your first step down the aisle we can help you set the perfect tone for your special day with either instrumental or accompanied vocal options to perfectly augment and highlight those key moments of the ceremony.  

“The Bentley Boys were above and beyond everything we thought and hoped they’d be! They were incredibly informative, easy to work with, and accommodating throughout the entire planning period, and on the day they were nothing short of professional and fun! There was never an awkward moment or an empty dance floor! We are so happy we chose them and would recommend them to anyone and everyone in Ireland!  Also, the pianist did a beautiful job during the ceremony!” – Monica & Nate, 1 piece Ceremony & 5 piece Evening Band, Waterford Castle Hotel

2. The Wedding Cocktails / Drinks Reception

Adding a touch of class and creating a wonderful ambiance, drinks reception entertainment is the perfect way to warm up a venue. We offer couples in addition to their party band, the option to add a one, two or three-piece musical ensemble to get everyone in the party mood with a classy selection of jazz, classical and contemporary instrumental covers.

The Bentley Boys were amazing from start to finish. The music for the pre-dinner drinks reception set the tone. The band was great to deal with on the night. The first dance worked perfectly and everyone is still talking about it. The Boys had everyone up dancing from the get-go and the dance-floor was full all night. The Bentley Boys really helped us to have the most magical day and night and we cannot thank the Boys enough. Hope to see you again very soon. – Clare and Oliver, 2 piece Drinks Reception, 6 piece Evening Band & DJ, Kilshane House

3. Music During Dinner

Although not an essential element of your wedding music, The Bentley Boys Band are now being asked more than ever if we could play music during dinner. The answer is yes. Appropriate music choice is key to creating a relaxed, welcoming, and conversational atmosphere for your friends and family. A mix of jazz classics played at the right volume will ensure the tunes are just noticeable. We also play music from our bride and groom’s request list during dinner, if it fits the mood and theme. In addition to jazz, we suggest playing instrumentals, soft vocal tunes, and romantic classics during dinner. 

4. Late Night Wedding DJ

Keep the party going into the wee hours of the night by transitioning seamlessly from live Bentley Boys band to our Late Night DJ service. Include those favourites that the band didn’t manage to squeeze into their packed set or perhaps some guest selections without any fear about a loss of party momentum that can happen in the changeover between the separate band and DJ services.  Really change things up by adding Saxophone to accompany the DJ!

Our overall experience of dealing with you guys was brilliant. We made a few changes, including a last-minute change, to our booking which you always responded to quickly and could accommodate everything we wanted! Rory was our main singer and he was absolutely superb! The dance floor was packed all night, and song after song was a smash!! You read the crowd so well and I’ve been inundated with compliments from all of our guests on how great the music was. The saxophone player staying on with the DJ was an absolute hit! We are so thrilled we picked you guys, you made the evening reception better then we could have ever imagined! Thank you so much!! – Justine & Ronan, 6 piece Evening Band & DJ with Sax, The Lodge At Ashford Castle

5. We want more……!

Really?!  Well if you’re still standing after all of that then our Late Night Acoustic set is perfect for that residents bar singsong.

From start to finish, under one roof, whatever your entertainment requirements for that most special of days, the Bentley Boys can take care of it all with the professionalism and performance standards they are renowned for.

Our guests can’t stop gushing about the energy of the band, the overall vibe, the song selection and how much fun they had.  We had a whole lot of happily, sweaty attendees because they couldn’t get off the dance floor! n amazing group of talented musicians to whom we’ll forever be grateful! Kim & Daniel, 6 piece Evening Band & DJ, Kilruddery House & Gardens

Still looking for a wedding band?

The best way to check out a band is to see them live. We would like to invite you to register for an upcoming showcase below. Registering for showcases just gives us a heads up on numbers and allows us to plan it better. If you did not get a chance to register, you can still just show up on the night and don’t forget, bring your dancin’ shoes!

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