A string ensemble is the perfect choice for your drinks reception, providing the best atmosphere after the ceremony.
The likelihood is that during this time you will be off having your professional photographs taken, so the music during this time is really there to entertain your guests.
We always hope that you'll hear us perform too, but there is always a lot of mingling and moving around that you'll be doing.
Whether it's elegant classical repertoire for a sophisticated ambience, or getting the party started with some of our favourite pop arrangements, our music will provide the perfect balance between background and entertainment for this part of your day.
We’ll work with you to come up with the perfect playlist!
Our recommendation for choosing music for the drinks reception is to choose a variety of music from different sections of the list; maybe some modern pop, some classic pop, jazz etc.
How much music do we need to choose?
We will need approximately 8 pieces per half hour of performing.
Here is an example list:
Marry You - Bruno Mars
Perfect - Ed Sheeran
Sunflowers - Post Malone
Mamma Mia - ABBA
We Found Love - Calvin Harris
How Long Will I Love You - Ellie Goulding
Paradise - Coldplay
A Million Dreams - from The Greatest Showman
Love Me Like You Do - Ellie Goulding
A Thousand Years - Christina Perri
Stand By Me - Ben E. King
Unchained Melody - Righteous Brothers
Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
What A Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
Viva La Vida - Coldplay
Shut Up And Dance - Walk The Moon
Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
If I Can’t Have You - Shawn Mendes
A Sky Full Of Stars - Coldplay
Living on a Prayer - Jon Bon Jovi
Can't Help Falling In Love - Elvis Presley
Yellow - Coldplay
L-O-V-E - Nat King Cole
It’s All About You - McFly
Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Israel Kamakawiwo’ole (Alternative Version)
Rather Be - Clean Bandit
Wildest Dreams - Taylor Swift
Adore You - Harry Styles
If I Ain’t Got You - Alicia Keys
Old Town Road - Lil Nas X
Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
Uptown Funk - Bruno Mars
At Last - Etta James
Do you need to take a break?
Yes, during the drinks reception we will take a short break or breaks depending on the length of your drinks reception. We tend to perform for 45<50 minutes before taking a break, however we will organise this with each client separately depending on the time scale for their event to match what else is taking place during their special day.
If you would like a song you don’t see on our list, let us know and we will look to see if an arrangement already exists. If we can access it we will let you know.
Otherwise, we can discuss putting a bespoke arrangement together for you at £60.00 per piece.
When do we need to make our decisions by?
There is no rush on choosing music from the list but if you'd like to explore the bespoke option do let us know as soon as you've made a decision so we have plenty of time to arrange the piece for you.
Usually we ask for at least a month's notice so that we can practice the pieces in the context of your set list. But don't worry, we will contact you with plenty of time spare when we need your choices.
There's lots of music to choose from, so have fun choosing and if you need any further guidance let us know, we're excited to hear your thoughts!