the ultimate wedding entertainment guide

Ideas for booking bands, DJ's, ceremony music and entertainers

This is The No. 1 place online to answer all your wedding entertainment questions, plan and find the best wedding entertainment for your big day. Our guide provides inspiration for all your big day's big moments – from ceremony music to evening party. 

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Wedding Entertainment and Packages

Below is some information to help you with picking entertainment for your big day. Ideas to fit your style and information on different packages.

What can we do for your wedding day?

Congratulations on up and coming party! 

 

Please get in touch for a quick chat, we would love to hear more about your big day and what your ideas for the party are! Every event is different and we like to make everyone unique. We are quite flexible and can work to many sized budgets. Please note that the prices in the guide are not final, prices vary depending on location, date and size of venue for the event. We always try to make the event as affordable as possible and work within a given budget.

We can provide evening music, ceremony music, cocktail reception music, Dj's, selfie mirrors and light up dance floors.

 

Please get in touch about any bands that you might have an interest in for their showcase performances that you (or family/friends on your behalf) might want to come along to so that you can see them perform. If you do get to come to one of their shows let us know and they could maybe play a few requests for you!

What price is wedding entertainment?

Our bands are the most competitively priced party bands in Ireland. Guaranteed. No other wedding or function bands in the same quality bracket can provided what we do for the price. Our price is determined on location, how many musicians you’d like and services you require. A normal working budget for us would usually be from €1,500 to €2,500 but we do provide bigger bands and packages with budgets up to €4,000. We also have acts and mini packages available from €500 - €1500. A full list of prices can be seen below. Let us Know your budget! We have a great range of acts to suit everyone. We are the same price as booking directly with any band but with all the added benefits. 

What are the benefits with booking through Partybands?

Aside from finding some of the best Party & Wedding Bands in Ireland and our friendly expert advice, one of the main reasons to hire bands for an event with Partybands is security. We ensure your booking is covered 24/7 against any eventuality, so that no matter what, you can enjoy your event without worrying about whether your band will turn up. If your band is ill or unable to perform, our team will be on hand to source a suitable replacement even out of office hours and at short notice. Imagine having to do that yourself right in the middle of your big day!?

  • We will save you time. If you were to book everything individually it would take weeks of sifting through lots of websites in order to find what you want. Partybands can suggest to you a few options in each area you’re interested in.

  • We will do all the hard work for you. All your correspondence can be through us, and we will organise the acts you’ve booked.

  • We will do the paperwork. Let the band concentrate on the party! 

  • Security for your booking. Let’s say the worst happened – the band you’ve booked for your reception are suddenly unavailable...due to illness. We are able to sort alternatives in any emergency. We have a huge database of contacts we can call upon.

  • 24/7 support. Contact us anytime. Our bands and musicians can be on the road gigging most of the time. You can contact us directly with any of your questions.

  • Best prices. We work a lot with our acts, therefore getting anvil of better prices. 

Can I change my booking?

If your event has to change to another date, you will receive 100% of your booking fee deposit as credit to use towards new booking deposits, even if you need to book different artists.

If for any reason you're not able to reschedule your event right now, we will credit 100% of the booking fee you have paid to your account with us, which you can use towards any new booking deposit made before 2023. You can also transfer this credit to a member of your family or friend.

Different types of packages

Book an entertainment package with us to get great savings. Below are some of our most popular packages. Custom packages can be built as well, just let us know what you would like and we will guide you in building you your perfect package to suit your big day. The more added to package the bigger the savings. Using the same musicians for the ceremony and cocktail music means they only have to bring one setup. No early setup fee will be added as they are already at the venue. Having the dance floor booked with a photo service means they can be set up together by our crew early in the morning at the venue leaving more time for partying and entertaining during the evening. All our musicians, DJ's, Photographers and crew work together and with the venue to make sure all runs smoothly.

 

  

Band & DJ Package (€50 Saving)

Add €400 to band price

Evening Band & DJ 

 

The DJ and band will work together to make sure there is no gap in music and the party doesn't stop. The Band and DJ setup after Dinner and get the party going as soon as everyone is ready. 

Selfie Package (€100 Saving)

Add €800 to band price

Evening Band & DJ

Selfie Mirror / Vintage Photo Box or Photo Booth.

Photo Booth will be set up and ready to go with attendant straight after the meal. Have a full nights photo fun and music to entertain the guests.

Party Package (€150 Saving)

Add €1200 to band price

Evening Band, DJ, LED Dance-Floor & Vintage Photo Box or Photo Booth.

Full evenings entertainment package with the wow factor. The dance floor will be set up during the day ready for your guests to boogie on straight after the meal. Photo booth with an attendant, full band and DJ show

Gold Package (€100 Saving)

Add €800 to band price

Evening Band, DJ & Cocktail Reception

Afternoon cocktail music before dinner. Evening band and DJ. Book your band for the cocktail music and they will be setup before dinner with no added fee. 

Platinum Package (€150 Saving)

Add €1200 to band price

Evening Band, DJ, Cocktail Reception & Ceremony Music

Full days music package. Ceremony musicians will be ready to go before you walk down the aisle. Once the ceremony is finished Cocktail music will be provided to help guests relax. Band and DJ will be setup ready to party as soon as dinner finishes. 

Festival Package (€400 Saving)

Add €1900 to band price

Evening Band, DJ, Cocktail Reception, Ceremony Music, LED Dance-Floor & Vintage Photo box

The ultimate package with full days music and entertainment. All the musicians, attendants and DJ will work together and with the venue throughout the day to make sure there is a festival experience jam packed with music and entertainment. 

Want some more information on prices & packages or to speak with one of our team? Will would love to help.

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Ceremony Music

Whether you're looking for a classic wedding set list or something a little more alternative, we have a few different options to suit many different tastes and styles.

 

What ceremony music will suit?

Choose between a female or male vocalist with guitar or keys. We have options to cover all genres of music, be it classic, traditional, modern or alternative. Make sure your ceremony is personal and special!

Once you've booked - you can speak to the musicians and sketch out your ideas and preferences. If you're not sure what you want - ask them to suggest a few key pieces based on the type of mood you’re going for. They should be able to follow your prompts to create the perfect selection of music for your big day.
 

Don’t be afraid to make personalised requests, but bear in mind that some tunes might not work so well on a particular instrument or not fit their style. They'll also need at least 3-4 weeks notice.

Tips & Tricks

Allow your musicians to help guide you in your choices - they are extremely professional and come with a wealth of experience and expertise. They will help tailor make and choose music in fitting with your ceremony. 

Book Ceremony & Cocktail music in a package to save. Some custom packages can be made with Ceremony, Cocktail and Evening music together. 

On the Day Details

During the course of your wedding ceremony, the key times to have music could be:
 

  • Awaiting the arrival of the bride (the Prelude)

  • Arrival of the bride (the Processional)

  • Hymns/Ceremony Music

  • Signing of the register

  • Departure of the bride and groom (the Recessional)

Check out some of our most popular ceremony singers below. Get in touch if you have any questions or need any more information on ceremony music for your big day. Our ceremony singers are extremely professional and will help guide you in chosing the right music for you and your special occasion. 

Melissa

Melissa's soft soulful voice makes her the perfect choice for your ceremony. Mel will help you with every aspect of the music when it comes to your big day. She will help you choose your songs, hymns and arrangements to help make your day extra special.

Style - Ceremony / Classic / Modern

Options - 2 piece / full band

Price - From €450

Lauren

Whether you're looking for sophisticated background music or an upbeat party atmosphere, Lauren's versatile repertoire covers everything from Musical Theatre, Motown, Soul plus 50's to present day classics!

Style - Ceremony / Soul / Modern

Options - 2 piece - full band

Price - From €450

Check out all of our ceremony singers!

Band Performing

Cocktail Music

Chill out and relax. You have just got married, its now time to relax and have a few drinks.

 

Booking cocktail music

We always recommend having some form of entertainment during the reception drinks. Even a small amount of background entertainment really sets the tone for the evening and creates a fabulous warm ambience leading up to the dinner. This could be a one-piece piano, solo guitarist / singer, a duo or your band doing a ‘Live Lounge’ style acoustic set.

Tips & Tricks

Get your evening band to provide the cocktail music to save money. Many of the bands will provide a full setup for cocktail music at a discounted rate. Having your main evening band performing the cocktail reception as well means there is no charge for an early setup fee as they will be at the venue already.

Prices

Prices vary on the amount of musicians, location and date. Discounts are available if booking the evening band for the cocktail music and time or year. 

Cocktail music prices

Solo Musician - From €350

Duo -  From €450

Trio - From €650

Full Band - From €800

* Book your evening band and get the full band for €450 *

On the Day Details

After the ceremony, your married! Chill out and relax as guests mingle and have a drink.
Music is usually 2 x 45 min sets. The acts will be there to take requests, play background music and create a fun, relaxed atmosphere

While there are many different wedding reception entertainment ideas you can explore to entertain your guests during your drinks reception, these entertainers are some of our most popular choices for this event on your wedding day.

Peadar

Peadar is an experienced singer & acoustic guitarist who has been performing live professionally for many years both nationally & worldwide solo and with his band The Old Moderns. Peadar's extensive, varied & regularly updated repertoire, which is ideal for any occasion, spans the 50's to the present day & guarantees to add atmosphere to any event. 

Style - Acoustic / Chilled / Modern

Options - 1 piece to full band

Price - From €350

Aaron

A true expert in entertaining, on his own or with his band The Brightsides. Aaron performs a fantastic range of songs from the classic 60's through to the present day! Whether you are looking for background music to enhance your day or a lively singalong session creating memories with your guests, expect to hear music from Dire Straits, George Ezra, Christy Moore, Oasis & more!

Style - Acoustic / Sing-Along / Rock & Pop

Options - 1 piece to full band

Price - €350

Check out some of our solo and duo acts.

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Wedding Bands

All round party bands that play all styles of music and rock any dance-floor. Check out our most popular wedding party bands.

 

Booking a band

There is nothing better than rocking out on a dance floor to a band playing your favorite tunes. All our bands are hand picked and the best of the best. 

The band you book is the band you get! All of our acts are full time musicians that have the same lineup for every event. If your act or a member of your band becomes ill, they will have musicians in place who can step in and take their place. This is standard practice and known as a dep performer.

The Bands turn up with all their equipment every time, no matter what type of event. A professional sound engineer is there making sure it’s not too loud or quiet, always just right! Every show is a big show! 

Tips & Tricks

Most of the wedding bands we have available for hire can play a wide range of styles and genres of music, so keep that in mind as you review their profiles, listen to their sample audio tracks and watch videos of them playing. If you find a band you like, just send an enquiry to ask if they can play the songs and music you want at your wedding and we’ll let you know before you hire them.

Try to see your band live before you book them. If you haven't seen them before at a gig or another wedding, pop along to a showcase and check them out. Have a chat with them and see if they are the right fit for you. Partybands hold our own showcase events where our main acts perform. You can see more details on our Wedfest events here - www.wedfest.ie

On the Day Details

The bands will play for 2½ hours which can include a short break to suit the requirements of the venue and the event. We recommend a 1-hour set, 30-minute break, another set 1 hour long, followed by our DJ service. This is just ‘recommendation’ we are always very flexible to your needs, and anything can be customized to your plan. The bands will provide an evening’s entertainment and backing music before and during the break. The band will arrive before the main meal finishes and setup while the venue staff are clearing tables and getting the Dancefloor ready. It is good to get a small break between the meal and the first dance, this will give people time to gather themselves and let the meal settle. During this time the band will also have some background music. Below is some of the standard setups for the evening entertainment.

Wedding Setup 1

8pm Band Arrive

8pm - 9pm  Band & Hotel Setup

9pm - 9.30pm  Background Music

9.30pm - 10.30pm  First Dance / Oldies / 80's & 90's set

10.30pm - 11pm Break for Tea & Cake with Background Music

11pm - 12am Party Set, Crowd Favorites and Singalongs

12am - Finish DJ

Wedding Setup 2

8pm Band Arrive

8pm - 9pm  Band & Hotel Setup

9pm - 9.30pm  Background Music

9.30pm - 10.30pm  First Dance / Oldies / 80's & 90's set

10.30pm - 11.30pm Party Set, Crowd Favorites and Singalongs

11.30pm - 12am Break for Tea & Cake with Background Music

12am - Finish DJ 

Band Performance

Wedding Party Bands

All round party bands that play all styles of music and rock any dance-floor. Check out our most popular wedding party bands.

The Guilty Judges

The Old Moderns

The Brightsides

The Guilty Judges are the biggest sounding band you’ll ever hear! They play week in, week out and are always at the top of their game. Members of the band have toured extensively with various bands throughout Europe and America. Playing venues such as the House of Blues Las Vegas & Cleveland, the Fillmore in San Francisco and Detroit, The Club Nokia in Los Angeles, The MTV Awards in Belfast, and other clubs in Germany, Spain & the UK just to name a few. They have extensive knowledge and experience performing weddings and functions all over the world, small and large. The have played weddings and corporate functions in New York, Seattle, France, Spain, Italy, Portugal and the UK

The Old Moderns are one of Ireland's busiest bands around, from weddings to college balls, pubs & clubs, private functions, you name it they’ve played it. A carefully tailored set-list, a very close knitted band and of course putting on a show you will never forget. They play all the hits to suit every party, old and new, hence where they got the name! The Old Moderns have played weddings and functions in New York, Spain, Uk, France, Holland and Portugal to name a few. 

Style - Rock / Pop / Party

Options - Evening & Cocktail Band

Price - From €2100

Irelands No.1 Indie/Rock/Pop wedding & function band. The Brightsides love high-energy rock, indie and pop music and they love big anthem ‘sing-along’ fun happy tunes. With some of the best and most experienced musicians in Ireland they will have the dance-floor rocking in no time. They play a lot of indie pop and modern chart music, but also do all the old party favourites, rock ‘n’ roll, waltzes, quicksteps, jives, swing, 80's and 90's to keep all ages happy and on the dance floor. The Brightsides can provide different sized bands to suit a range of budgets. 

Style - Indie / Pop / Rock

Options - Evening & Cocktail Band

Price - From €1900

Style - Party / Pop 

Options - Evening & Cocktail Band

Price - From €2100

Wedding Band

Big Band / High Energy Acts

Something a little different sure to pack the dance-floor. Check out our most popular party bands.

The Offbeats

This 9 piece band plays covers of your favorite soul & funk artists from across the decades. Ranging from soulful Motown chart-toppers, 70's funk classics, The Offbeats deliver the hits with a seductive groove that will keep you on the dance floor all night long. 

Style - Big Band / Brass / Funk & Soul

Options - Band / Jazz Trio 

Price - From €2500

Sparkle

If you're looking for a professional, fun & energetic party band, then look no further! Sparkle will have your guests jumping up & down & singing along to their exciting live sets which includes the very best indie, rock & pop classics from diverse artists such as The Cranberries, Abba, Tina Turner, The Killers, Aretha Franklin, Bruno Mars, Queen and even a few fun surprises from the likes of Gun and Roses, AC/DC and Backstreet Boys! With a wide repertoire,professional experience & on-stage chemistry they are sure to make your evening truly memorable. 

Style - Rock / Pop / Party

Options - 5 piece / 2 piece

Price - From €2100

Performing Musician

Irish Trad Acts

Party bands with a hint of traditional Irish feel. These bands love to bring the craic to the party.

The Ill Winds

These guys always bring the craic playing traditional to contemporary music and everything in between. The band play a wide range of music, all arranged in their own way. They can cover everything from pub feel singalongs to floor stomping modern covers with a traditional twist.

Style - Irish / Modern / Sing - Along

Options - Evening & Cocktail Band

Price - From €1600

Kesh

The 4 members have a wealth in experience of playing festivals in not just Ireland, but Europe too.
Kesh play up-tempo traditional Irish music along with classic folk ballads & contemporary songs. 

Style - Irish / Rock 

Options - Evening & Cocktail Band 

Price - From €2000

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Wedding DJ's

Whether its an after band DJ or a full night DJ. These guys are very important for your big day! They are most likely finishing off your night and you'll definitely want to be finishing off with a bang!  

 

Why is a DJ so important?

We provide top quality professional DJ’s! Not just someone from the band playing a pre-made playlist from there phone. This is the end of your big night, we always advise to go out with a bang! There will be no loss of time spent changing over sound and lighting equipment during the event, our DJ will be set up and ready to kick off the minute the band stops to ensure that your dance floor stays full! Our DJs are some of the best in the business with years of experience on the wedding and club circuit. They will work with the dance floor and have the place rocking. Pick the songs you want to hear, a popular option is to send us your favourite tunes on a Spotify playlist, our DJ can work his magic from there. If you are booking the band we really recommend booking our DJ package as well to keep stresses down knowing that we will be ready switch over with our DJ straight after the band finishes and to end the night on a high.

Tips & Tricks

The most common option is to go with a DJ whose primary business is weddings. These wedding DJs know the ins and outs of wedding receptions, making announcements and taking requests from the guests. They will help finish your night with a bang and make sure its a night to remember.

On the Day Details

Depending on what DJ package you have the DJ will finish off your night. If you have a DJ and band package, the DJ will work and setup with the band so when one finishes the other can seamlessly change over so there is no break in the music. The band will normally finish between 12 - 12.30 which will give the DJ approximately 1hour & half play time. The DJ will play until the end of the night which is 2 / 2.30 depending on the venue. Below is a few different options on DJ set's and a rough guide on pricing.

After Band DJ

Band finishes at Midnight and DJ plays from Midnight to Finish.

Price - From €400

Full Night DJ

DJ will play the full nights wedding entertainment. 9pm - 2am.

Price - From €750

All Day DJ

DJ will play the cocktail music & perform the after dinner wedding entertainment for the full night. 3pm - 2am.

Price - From €1100

paudie walsh

Paudie Walsh – The DJ is a multi award winning DJ and one Ireland’s most in demand entertainers. Voted Weddings Online Wedding DJ of the Year 2018 and 2017 as well as being recognized as a top wedding supplier in many local awards in the South West of Ireland. Paudie is not just any ordinary DJ, he is full entertainment act that will have any party jumping. Paudie is available for Full Wedding night & perfect match for any after band DJ. 

Style - Wedding / Party / Mc 

Options - After band to all day

Price - From €500

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Pat Ahern

Pats Disco

With over 20 years experience, Pat is a highly experienced & professional DJ guaranteed to help make your event a success! With a huge database full of party anthems, Pat plays hits from the 50's through to present day & can cater for smaller venues to larger functions with lighting and rigs to suit. Pat can also provide Karaoke, Silent Disco and Speed Quizzing, an all round entertainer perfect for any event.

With superior sound and lighting equipment and a wealth of experience working as a professional DJ for over 20 years, Pats Disco offers a totally professional mobile disco and DJ entertainment package for any party!

Style - Party - Cocktail

Options - After band - Cocktail

Price - From €450

Style - Wedding / Party / Mc

Options - Video DJ - Quiz

Price - From €470

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Day After Entertainment

What about a cool pub style band, maybe a quiz night. Chill out and relax day 2 is the day to lay back and have the criac with friends and family!

 

Day 2 Entertainment

Plan on having some entertainment for your guests the day after your wedding? There are plenty of options to choose from. Maybe something fun like a table quiz followed by some chilled out music from a singer stringer or a DJ playing some of your favourite tunes. We have a few day 2 packages available to keep the craic going until the early hours. Below are a few different ideas and packages that are very popular for day two parties. 

Quiz / Karaoke & DJ Package - From €700

The Quiz with a Gameshow feel

No pens , No Papers , No Cheating. 
SpeedQuizzing is the new way to have a quiz night. Played on supplied tablets or on your own phone we bring a gameshow style quiz to entertain groups big and small. 

With Microphones for 4 people,  you and your friends can belt out the Classics and the new tracks too with an always up to date Karaoke catolog

Day 2 Music Acts

Solo Musician - From €300

Duo -  From €500

Trio - From €650

Full Band - From €800

Soul City

Lorcan

Darragh

If you’re looking to make your event an occasion; then SOUL CITY are the band for you.

Fresh, fun and always ready to party; SOUL CITY’s expansive set of pop and soul classics is keeping audiences across Ireland dancing night in, night out. 

 With songs by Stevie Wonder, Whitney Houston; Beyonce; Stevie Wonder; Billie Eilish, and many more in between; SOUL CITY’s scintillating live show has made them a popular choice for a wide-range of celebrations.

Singer-guitarist perfect for drinks receptions & after party's. Lorcans' tailored repertoire includes music for everyone spanning The Beatles, U2, Ed Sheeran, Arctic Monkeys & more. Highly experienced & great craic he always gets the party going and has no problem getting everyone involved.

Style - Acoustic / Singalong 

Options - 1 piece to full band

Price - From €300

Performing an eclectic mix of music, from classic pop to current party hits, Darragh is the ideal entertainment for a range of events. Whether you're looking for an upbeat party or a chilled acoustic vibe, Darragh can tailor his special live sets to suit you and your occasion!

Style - Acoustic Pop & Rock

Options - 1 piece to full band

Price - From €300

Style - Funk & Soul / Rock & Pop

Options - 2 piece to full band

Price - From €1200

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Photo Booth / led Dance Floor

Get some snaps of the party and add some Wow factor!

 

Add some Wow factor to your big day!

Take some photos of the party! Have lots of fun-filled selfie and photo action with our cool, contemporary and quirky Selfie Mirror / photo booth or vintage photo box. Attended by one of our lovely assistants its a great way to start the photo fun at any party. Great way to keep the guests entertained until the band kicks off and ideal for making your party memorable and a great opportunity for you and your guests to leave with a special memento. Add some sparkle to your night and have your guests bust their best moves on our 20x20 ft light up dance floor! 

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Vintage Photo Box

A fun photo booth full of vintage style! Designed to fit perfectly into your venue with ease and class, the Vintage Photo Box is a rustic styled photo booth perfect for all luxury events!

Featuring a professional camera and specialist lighting, the photos you’ll receive from the Vintage Photo Box print instantly and are of the highest quality!

Complete with an attendant, unlimited photo prints, optional props and an online gallery, the Photo Box is everything you need to create a fun party atmosphere and give your guests a little memento to take home! What’s more, the Photo Box also has the facility to instantly upload pictures onto your guest’s social media!

Photo Booth

Capture the fun forever with a top of the range photo booth guaranteed to make you smile! Including props, double prints and an online photo album to share and tag all your friends, 

* Capture magical moments with you and your guests!
* Can fit 10 people into the photo at a time!
* Prints photos in 8 seconds!
* A range of backdrops & curtains available!

Price - €400

Price - €400

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Selfie Mirror

Check out our Magic Selfie Mirror! This stunning 5ft tall full length mirror will come to life as soon as guest interact with it and features a built in DSLR camera, along with a professional flash, to turn your reflection into a glorious full length selfie.

Strike a pose then customise your pictures just like Snapchat by using your finger to write your name, leave a message or add some emoji’s.

Choose to have one full length portrait 6×4″ print or have multiple portraits on one print. We can customise your photos to include a template of your choice, a message of your choice, and add a logo to your images too. 

Price - €450

Led Dance-Floor

A stunning LED starlit dancefloor ready to give your event the wow-factor!

 

The dance floor creates a strong and sparkling focal point that beautifully dresses any room or marquee!

Your LED Dance Floor will be installed before you arrive at the venue. Your guests won't be able to stay away from it!

Available in a range of sizes, dance floors can be custom-installed to suit your requirements. Starting from 14ft square, right up to 20ft square and beyond, choose from the available booking options or get in touch for a bespoke quote!

Price - €500

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Frequently Asked Questions 

How long will the band play for?

 

The bands usually play a 2.5-hour set. We recommend a 1-hour set, 20-minute break, another set 1 hour long, Followed by our DJ service. This is just ‘recommendation’ we are always very flexible to your needs, and anything can be customised to your plan.

 

If things run behind schedule (i.e. the meal and speeches) will the band play later?

 

Yes, within reason! We know these events don’t always run on time and are happy to work around it but tell uncle John not to hog the mic too much at the speeches, the band like to know when they are finished work like everyone else working at the event. The bands latest finish time is 1am.

 

Is there a travel fee for venues further afield from the band's location?

 

Depending on the location, yes a fee could be added. Events further afield may also require accommodation. Get in touch for further information on travel fees.

 

If a band member is sick, do the band have an alternative musician/singer to take their position?

 

Yes. Every member of the band has a backup. We only work with the most professional musicians, so if in the unlikely case someone is sick, quality of performance is 100% guaranteed.

 

Can we see you play at a showcase beforehand?

 

Yes! The bands play very regularly in Cork city centre and surrounding areas. Check our facebook page for the gig guides for all the bands. Our get in touch to find out any showcases in your local area. We host one of the biggest wedding band showcase's in Ireland WEDFEST. See when the next one is at www.wedfest.ie 

 

What time will the band arrive at the venue to set up?

 

The bands normally arrive during the afternoon and set up when the venue is empty or 1 hour before the event is ready to start. Set up times can be organised to suit the running of the event.

 

What happens during the break between band sets?

 

The band will usually liaise with the venue to ensure that our first set finishes when they plan on serving refreshments. Backing music will be provided at this time. You can choose your own playlist, or leave it up to us.

 

What will the band wear?

 

The bands always look sharp! The bands always dress in fitting to their style of music.

 

Is my booking fee refundable?

 

No, the booking fee's are non-refundable. Deposits to confirm the band for your date are non-refundable as the band will block off the date of your event in our calendar and no further enquiries for the date will be taken. However, if the band are unable to make the event due to sickness or ill health another act will be offered or the return of your deposit. 

 

When should the final balance be paid and what method of payment is required?

 

Final balance for the band is paid on the night of the wedding. Cash is left at the venues reception for the band to collect. Please leave payment with reception before the band perform. The guys don't want to be dealing with payment after they have finished, they would prefer to see you on the dance-floor having fun!

Can you get the party moving and create a great atmosphere?

 

All the bands at the partybands team are hand picked! They are all regular players in the biggest live music venues throughout Ireland. We like to party! But the most important thing to get the party started is you, the bride and groom! Bring your dancing shoes and everyone else will too!  

 

Can you play our first dance song live?

 

If you would like the band to play the first song, please refer to the first dance list on their website. If your song does not appear on the list, please email them as soon as possible. The band are happy to take specific requests where possible. If the band can't do it, the DJ definitely can.

 

Can you invite the bridal party on the floor after 30 seconds of our first dance because we don't want too much attention?

 

Yes of course! Just let us know.

 

At the end of the night, what are the chances of you playing one more song?

 

We like to party! More like two more!

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