our specialty is

WEDDING MUSIC

At Musical Occasions, we understand how important your wedding day is and we promise that we will give you personal, worry-free service. We can provide the perfect music for your special day – from the ceremony to the reception. We also understand how expensive weddings can be and are happy to design a beautiful program to fit within your budget.

Booking your wedding music from Musical Occasions is easy. Browse through our live music acts to find exactly what you are looking for and then contact us. All of your musical wedding planning can usually be done with one consultation and then we handle the rest! We recognize that each person may have different goals for their event, so we offer a clear and concise booking process to meet those objectives.

 

MUSIC FOR YOUR WEDDING CEREMONY

Most wedding clients will need to choose two processionals (one for the bridal attendants and one for the bride), as well as a signing of the registry selection and a recessional selection. If you are having a small wedding party, then only one processional may be necessary. The processionals should be a fairly slow tempo, while the recessional selection is best if it is a little faster.

The signing of the registry selection can be any tempo/selection that appeals to you, as there is usually no walking done during the signing. We would be happy to assist you with your ceremony selections as well, if you like. For Catholic Weddings and other Specialty Weddings, please contact us directly to discuss the particular requirements.

 

MUSIC FOR YOUR WEDDING RECEPTION

For the cocktail reception or dinner hour, keep the atmosphere laid back with a string quartet, harpist or pianist, or kick things up a notch with a jazz vocal act or a dinner jazz band. Live music can really set the tone for the occasion and help to make it more special and memorable.

To get the party started, choose from our huge selection of dance bands or hire a DJ. All of our dance bands are masters in entertaining and we guarantee your wedding guests will be raving about the band for weeks after your wedding. From ballroom to disco, pop to country, rock to hip-hop, swing to the latest dance craze, our dance bands are versatile, fun, engaging and able to entertain a diverse crowd by playing something for everybody.


 

WHY BOOK WITH US

WE HAVE BEEN PROVIDING WEDDING MUSIC FOR OVER 30 YEARS

We arrange the musical services for hundreds of weddings annually, so our depth of experience is unparalleled.

WE KNOW WHAT WE ARE DOING

We can help you customize your ceremony repertoire selections, or we can design your musical program for you – your choice! With Musical Occasions handling all the music bookings, you do not need to worry about a thing on the wedding day!

WE HAVE THE BEST MUSICAL ACTS TO CHOOSE FROM AND ARE FLEXIBLE

Our performers are amongst the very best professional musicians available in Vancouver and surrounding areas and we know through years of experience which musicians are adaptable, flexible and enjoy playing at weddings. We work with all budgets (large or small) and we can easily work with the very top wedding planners or directly with you. You choose!

YOU WILL RECEIVE A LEGALLY BINDING CONTRACT FOR OUR SERVICES

When you book with us you will receive a contract with all the details in writing. No surprises!

WE GIVE YOU PEACE OF MIND

You will be able to relax knowing that the musicians who will play at your wedding will be there early to set-up and ensure your musical experience is everything you dreamed it would be.

WE GUARANTEE OUR SERVICES

We promise to provide outstanding professional and personal services that surpass industry standards. We guarantee expertise of musicianship and exceptional knowledge of the local music industry.

OUR BOOKING PROCESS

CONSULTATION BY EMAIL OR PHONE

The goal of the consultation is to establish a comfortable relationship and to find out what type of event you are having, your budget, your vision and then determining the best style of music that we can organize for your special occasion.

MUSIC SAMPLING

The goal is for you to actively listen to samples of music played by the artists that fit the style of music you envision for your event. Please visit the Music section of our web site to listen to audio samples or view video demos of our musicians.

AVAILABILITY

Once you have chosen the style of music and/or the artists that you would like to have play at your event, we determine if they are available. If they are not, we will provide you with more choices to choose from.

CUSTOMIZATION

This step is only necessary if you would like to choose your own personalized wedding ceremony music. We can easily guide you through this process via email or on the phone. We recommend that you leave the majority of the song selections to the professionals. It is best if you choose only your own processionals, signing and recessional selections.

BOOKING

You will receive a contract with all the details in writing. No surprises!

WE TAKE CARE OF THE REST

You will be able to relax knowing that the musicians who will play at your wedding will be there early to set-up and ensure your musical experience is everything you dreamed it would be.

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

Booking musical occasions was one of the best parts of my wedding, they played music for my Hotel Georgia wedding ceremony and they were amazing, everyone could not stop talking about them, they were completely on beat and on time and their smiling faces made it even better, a big thank you to musical occasions and I would definately recommend booking them for your next major event, kind of makes me want to get married again just to hear them play, thank you again!

Josie

We hired the guitar and violin combo to play for our guests prior to the wedding ceremony and our cocktail hour – 2.5 hours in total. They were impeccably dressed, played beautifully and were enjoyed by everyone who attended. They were so kind and attentive to each detail and song selection, and the communication with Morgan could not have been easier. We were absolutely delighted to work with Musical Occasions and would definitely recommend their services.

Joanna & Craig

We hired Musical Occasions for our ceremony and our reception.

For the ceremony we had the Harp, Flute, Violin Trio.

For the reception we had the String Trio.

Here is the list of things that made Musical Occasions an excellent choice:

1- their customer service is just flawless. Morgan from Musical Occasions was very attentive, I had all my emails answered quickly and thoroughly.

2- The musicians arrived on-time, in professional black-tie attire and were very pleasant to deal with.

3- The music was just out of this world magical. During our ceremony, you’d have though you were transported in time and space to some garden party in France. The reception music, Classical, was also so good that a few of our guest turned their chairs around to watch the trio. Everyone commented on how great the music was.

All and all, I am so happy hiring musical occasions and can’t wait to have another event where I can hire them again.

Huge Thanks to Morgan and her team!

Ghazale & Tyler

My husband and I recently got married in Vancouver’s Brock House Restaurant. We’ve hired Musical Occasions to play a violin and harp duo for our ceremony and was worth e-v-e-r-y penny. Morgan was very responsive, helpful and professional. Everything was communicated via email. We picked our processional, signing the registry and recessional choices of music. The musicians came in on time and entertained our guests before the actual ceremony, and our guests loved it! It definitely added a very classy and romantic ambiance. Thank you Musical Occasions!

Josel & Lou

Musical Occasions provided an amazing String Quartet for our Catholic church ceremony. The company was well versed in Catholic ceremonies and was aware of many song restrictions that some churches have on music selections.  

Musical Occasions had a huge variety of classical song choices that beautifully accompanied our ceremony. Morgan was professional and responded to my inquiries right away. She was flexible when I needed to make last minute changes and gave me some great suggestions when I wasn’t too sure what would fit well. When our priest officiated the ceremony in a different order as we had planned, the string quartet adapted flawlessly on the spot without any hiccups. We were so impressed and we received tons of compliments on how beautiful the music was.  

We would definitely recommend Musical Occasions for future couples!

Christina