(Closed) Band too much for 60-70 person reception?

posted 6 years ago in Music
Post # 3
2224 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I’ve read that a full-on band would be overwhelming for a small wedding BUT I also read that a small emsemble can work. I was just browsing yahoo answers earlier when I saw that, I was looking up cocktail party ideas.

Post # 5
1346 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

We had 75 and a full 5 piece party band And it was awesome!!!!

Post # 6
484 posts
Helper bee

We’re having 70-80 guests and we’re having a 5-piece ceilidh band! I’d say, no wedding is too small for live music but do keep in mind the acoustics of your venue – if you have a smaller room then the volume may be overwhelming.

Post # 7
2999 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I think that sounds awesome! I love the idea of a smaller wedding and a private show! What type of band were you considering?  And how much is going going rate if you don’t mind me asking?

Post # 8
1835 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012 - Oak Tree Manor

I agree, no wedding is too small for live music – if you have room in your budget for a band, I would hire them and not look back – live music is always, always fun!!

Post # 9
3697 posts
Sugar bee

I think it really depends on what type of music, and what type of instruments are being played. If it’s a swing or salsa band with trumpet/trombone/sax or a rock band with elec. guitar, bass, keyboard and drums, that might be overwhelming for a group that size. But if it’s a gypsy swing band or a charanga, you can get the same/similar type of music at a more reasonable volume. (Gypsy swing bands usually rely on fingerstyle guitar, violin, and clarinet instead of brass; a charanga is a Latin band that uses violin and flute instead of trumpet/trombone/sax for the lead parts). A folk, trad, or ceilidh band also works great with a group that size! I think if you go for a more acoustic sound, you’ll be fine.

Post # 11
668 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

We are expecting about 75 guests and having a pop/rock cover band. It’ll also be an afternoon garden setting. But it’s going to be so fun!!! And the price was surprisingly reasonable!!!!

oh and we are having a food truck 🙂

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