Music To Celebrate With
There is something about the drinks reception that is really special. After the ceremony everyone is on a real high, the i do’s have been said and for you, family and friends it’s the start of the celebrations.
We think music is such a great accompaniment, it enhances these feelings and adds such a lovely atmosphere to the celebrations.
How Many Songs
Most drinks receptions are 1 and a half hours long so we usually play a full 90 minute set here, this includes 24 songs.
Some couples opt for a longer drinks reception lasting 2 hours long. For this we play 2 x 45 minute sets having a little break for when you go and have those big family photo’s taken, this also includes 24 songs.
Sometimes we are asked to play for the full 2 hours and that would include 32 songs.
You are more than welcome to choose any songs you would like us to play from our repertoire list, for us to play throughout your drinks reception. We have divided our set list into laid back, upbeat and romantic so you can get a feel of how we plan these live.
If you’ve got a music flare feel free to really go for it during your drinks reception and have your favorite songs played as you enjoy drinks and canapes.
If you’re not sure what songs to choose we’ve popped some of our classic choices which people love at drinks receptions. It may give you a helping hand for choosing your set list.
Learning A Song
We offer to learn one within our drinks reception package, it’s the perfect time to get your favorite song sang especially for you. We can either play this for you as you enter the room together or we’ll make sure we play it when we see you both are in the drinks reception together.
This depends on your venue but if you are walking straight from your ceremony out into your drinks reception we can be ready to play your favorite song as you walk out as a married couple. This works great at the venue The Ashes Endon (in the summer) and Hoar Cross Hall as you walk straight out of your ceremony room into your drinks reception.
Music outside is great and we’ve got you covered to have music no matter where you are getting married.
If your venue hasn’t got powered mains then there’s no need to panic, we have a battery powered amp! This is perfect for woodland weddings, lake side weddings, village hall weddings. Our little amp can power itself and we can move outside where ever you need us.
Some venue’s don’t have a licence for music outdoors and that’s no problem as we can play completely acoustic for you. Completely acoustic music creates a great atmosphere and we can move around your drinks reception so all of your guests get to hear the music too!
If you’d like a quote for your drinks reception contact us here.
Happy Wedding Planning,
Dan & Jess
Song Choices For Drinks Receptions
- Hey Ya – Outkast / Obadiah Parker
- I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
- Dakota – Stereophonics
- Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life) – Green Day
- Half The World Away – Oasis
- Times Like These – Foo Fighters
- Better Together – Jack Johnson
- Lucky Man – Richard Ashcroft
- Budapest – George Ezra
- Want You Back – Jackson 5
- Golden Touch – Razorlight
- Marry You – Bruno Mars
- Happy – Pharrell Williams
- Blame It On Me – George Ezra
- Riptide – Vance Joy
- Naive – The Kooks
- Weather With You – Crowded House
- You Are My Sunshine – Elizabeth Mitchell
- You’ve Got The Love – Florence and The Machine
- Somewhere Only We Know – Lilly Allen (version)
- Hey There Delilah – Plain White T’s
- Uptown Funk – Bruno Mars
- Valerie – Amy Winehouse
- Ho Hey – The Lumineers
- I Need a Dollar – Aloe Blacc
- Get Lucky – Daft Punk
- You & Me Song – The Wannadies
- Superstition – Stevie Wonder
- The Detectorists – Johnny Flynn
- Something Just Like This – Coldplay/The Chainsmokers
- Dreams – Gabrielle