Top 10 Chicago Wedding Music

Create the perfect ambiance for your wedding ceremony and reception with one of Chicago’s best musical acts. With everything from classical quartets to jazz bands and DJ’s, here is everything you need to book the perfect music for your wedding.


1. Boom Entertainment

2486 E. Oakton St., Arlington Heights, IL 60005
847.637.0019 l boomentertainment.com

Dedicated to creating unforgettable experiences, Boom Entertainments acts as a highly rated full service special event entertainment and production company for wedding parties in Chicago. Their team of musical professionals will listen to your wants, learn your energy and keep the dancing going for the duration of your event. Boom Entertainment will maintain communication to figure out your specific needs and wants, provide plenty of different options and customize them for the vibe of your wedding. They will go the extra mile to handle the details that other vendors cannot.

Boom Entertainment’s experienced staff of event coordinators and planners will assist you with anything from setting an event budget, deciding on the disc jockey and type of music for the wedding, to choosing lighting, finding a florist or deciding on a wedding photographer. Their team of professionals will take care of each and every detail, so that on the night of your event you can sit back, relax and most importantly, have fun! After the party is over, their team of photographers and videographers will provide all the materials to relive the joy of your night over and over again. They can provide hard copy DVDs or digital downloads so you can share the experience with your friends, family, and anyone who may have missed out on your event.

 Type: DJ

2. The Moeller Cello & Guitar Duo

224.535.8932 l chicagoweddingceremonymusic.com

After several years of touring concerts through the United States and England, guitarist Paul Moeller and his wife, cellist Kerena Moeller have taken pride in providing exceptional wedding ceremony music in Chicago. The Moeller Cello & Guitar Duo is the rare and harmonious combination of a classical guitar and cello to create music that is both expressive and delightful.

The duo offers a traditional selection of memorable classics for the prelude, processional, recessional and postlude as well as contemporary alternatives for non-traditional ceremonies that put a unique spin on popular music. Paul and Kerena can also add a touch of charm and elegance to your cocktail or dinner hour, offering package deals for ceremony/cocktail combination. These award-winning artists can be trusted to set the perfect tone for the entire wedding. Their expansive repertoire of music will complement your style and convey the right mood or feeling to reflect you as a couple. With a proven track record in bringing artistic beauty, professional service and an exquisite ambiance, The Moeller Cello & Guitar Duo are the perfect choice for a bride and groom hoping to show a little personality and signature style.

Type: ceremony, cocktail hour

3. Elegant Ensembles

2 Grand Central Lane, Chicago, IL
847.534.1056 l eemusicians.com

Having provided musical entertainment at thousands of events, Elegant Ensembles has a full roster of musicians who can perform musical services for everything from ceremonies to cocktail receptions to dinners and dancing. In servicing all parts of your big day, Elegant Ensembles offers consistency of professionalism, simplicity of planning and confidence that your wedding will flow seamlessly throughout. Because their musicians perform mostly at private events in the Chicagoland area, they provide a “virtual gallery” of entertainment professionals to help you select the perfect ensemble for your event.

Each of the musicians on the roster are auditioned and interviewed beforehand to ensure they have the personality, professionalism and preparedness to perform at live events. With everything from dance bands and orchestras to jazz combos and individual performers, Elegant Ensembles will encourage you to preview different sounds offered by various instrumental combinations. Once the order of events for your ceremony is finalized, the professional consultants will help you select the songs for each part accordingly and design custom packages to turn your innovative approach into a reality. Elegant Ensembles aims to put your event to music by sharing their passion and producing an unforgettable experience.

 Type: Strings, Guitar, Piano, Harp, Brass, Jazz combos, Dance bands

4. Lola Bard Productions

6631 N. Glenwood Ave. #2N Chicago, IL 60626
773.835.3330 l lolabardproductions.com

Lola Bards Productions serves as a booking agency representing the finest Jazz musicians in Chicago. The impressive selection of talent will entertain your guest from ceremonies through dancing, bringing romance to certain parts of the experience and upbeat fun to other parts of the night. With Lola Bard, you can choose a classical soloist or ensemble for your ceremony, cocktail hour and dinner music or an instrumental jazz option for any and all of the above! With options ranging from a solo piano or guitar for light background music to duos, trios or quartets with a vocalist for cocktails, dinner & dancing, Lola Bard Productions can be trusted to accompany any ambiance you hope to achieve.

For larger events, a full band with horns and vocalists is an exciting option and they also offer an iPod DJ service if you want to incorporate some contemporary picks as well. Trained in Jazz Voice at the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University, owner Rose Colella will perform a cappella arrangements that are truly awe-inspiring and the Rose Colella Jazz Band has been named the perfect choice to top off an elegant dinner reception. With packages crafted to fit any budget, the Lola Bard team is attentive, easy to plan with and will ensure your entertainment goes off without a hitch. Whether you’re looking for smooth and intimate or big band charm, Jazz music can be unique twist for entertainment at a wedding.

Type: Ceremony music, cocktail hour jazz, dinner music, swing dancing, ipod DJ service

5. Audiomatic

708.212.3870 l audiomaticband.com

If you’re choosing Chicago wedding DJ or band, consider the dynamic sound of Audiomatic. Serving as one of the most acclaimed cover band in the area, plus a professional DJ for the price of one, Audiomatic brings experience, class and a ton of energy to your event. Their experienced team of music professionals knows how to keep a dance floor packed, playing old favorites mixed with the new hits of today.

Audiomatic has a diversified and constantly evolving set list, featuring musicians that have been influenced by a host of artists and genres. Their extensive repertoire of music has something to guests of all ages and tastes engaged. In the time leading up to the wedding, members of the Audiomatic team will sit down with the bride and groom to gain a full understanding of their preferences and coordinate everything from bridal party introductions to event timing to song choices. Also offering coordination and lighting services, the staff can fulfill a variety of live event needs. Audiomatic is fueled by and a genuine passion for performing as well as the excitement of a live show- perfect for a couple looking to bring a high level of energy to their big night!

Type: 80s, 90s, Classic Rock, Top 40/Pop, Variety

6. Green Thirteen

12343 South 76th Ave., Chicago, IL
708.638.1755 l greenthirteenmusic.com

With 10 years of experience, performing hundreds of shows annually, Green Thirteen operates under the idea that everyone has a unique voice and style. It is their goal to amplify that signature voice for your guests and use it to fuel the energy of your entire event. The talented musicians at Green Thirteen will create the perfect set for any type of event, and guarantee an exciting, live show that is truly a reflection of you as a couple. They use a rich history of experience to remain in touch with the constantly evolving trends of today’s pop music scene, playing the best songs by the most popular artists in every era of modern music.

Behind the music, clients are pleased to find service that is changing expectations of wedding bands in Chicago. An office dedicated to organizing and planning all aspects of your event’s entertainment will always have someone always available to answer your questions and emails. Green Thirteen will schedule a detailed planning session with the bride and groom, create a structured timeline for pre-approval, and distribute it to every event vendor to ensure your entertainment is seamlessly executed. Boasting quality, professionalism and amazing relationships with their clients, Green Thirteen has everything to deliver a truly unforgettable experience.

Type: 80s, 90s, Classic Rock, Country, Disco, Hip-Hop, R&B, Top 40/Pop, Variety

7. Bluewater Kings Band

248.884.6637 l bluewaterkingsband.com

Serving the greater Chicago area as well as the rest of the world, The Bluewater Kings Band is a professional group of musicians that believe spectacular music is a requirement at every great event. With a specialty in up-tempo festival music, they can play everything from chart classics and funk grooves to soul, swing or dance hits to accommodate any personal taste in music or wedding theme. The Bluewater Kings Band prides itself on having a “cooler-than-average” song lists including a high energy mix of Motown, old-school rock, jazz, current top 40, 80s/70s/90s hits, afro-Cuban, and more.

Their focus is on filling your dance floor and maintaining that energy throughout. In addition to playing a variety of music styles, Bluewater Kings Band offers unrivalled pre-event service. They can easily handle all of the logistics behind the scenes or adapt seamlessly to your detailed plan and aim to make entertainment the easiest part of your planning process. The Bluewater Kings Band is 100% self-managing, enabling them to stretch your budget even farther than you may have anticipated. From ceremony, to entry and finally the reception, the event professionals can tailor an event structure to your specific vision and budget. After you’re satisfied with the overall plan, they will continue to polish it until your expectations are not only met, but also exceeded. With careful preparation and genuine love for what they do, The Bluewater Kings Band is so much more than the average Chicago wedding DJ.

Type: 80s, 90s, Big Band/Swing, Classic Rock, Classical, Country, Disco, International, Jazz, Klezmer, Latin, Top 40/Pop, Variety

8. Jim Perona

892 Casa Solana Dr., Wheaton IL 60189
630.853.9182 l jimperona.com

With a growing reputation as a premiere event performer in Chicago, more and more couples are turning to the solo instrumental guitar stylings of Jim Perona. Under the belief that quality and professionalism go hand in hand, he will quickly respond to all of your queries and work tirelessly to make sure your event is everything you imagine. The possibilities are endless, as Jim will take requests and can arrange virtually any song for solo guitar with ease and beauty.

In combination with a repertoire of over 500 years of music including Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Spanish-Romantic, Flamenco & even contemporary pop/rock, Jim will create a set list that boasts familiarity as well as a flair of personal flavor. His unique voice and instrumental talent make a ceremony personal and intimate or create a superb background for the party to follow. Clients rave about the convenience of having a solo artist. With just Jim, his guitar (and some amplification) there are less restrictions, making the flow from cocktail hour to dinner, quick and seamless and cutting down on the cost of paying a big band ensemble. Viewing guitar as both his profession and his passion, Jim Perona will bring an incredible energy that will delight your guests and create a truly magical experience.

Type: Wedding guitarist Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Spanish-Romantic, Flamenco & even contemporary pop/rock

9. Signature Ensemble

1333 West Devon #339 Chicago, IL
847.212.4406 l signatureensemble.com

If you’re looking for music with a touch of grace and elegance, Signature Ensemble is a classical string ensemble that will create a truly enchanting atmosphere for you and your guests. Signature Ensemble asserts that no two events are exactly the same and will listen carefully to the needs of their clients to bring a personalized approach to each and every event. Providing personal attention from the moment of initial contact to the end of the night, the team of musicians will communicate with you to establish perfect ensemble size, perfect musical style, and perfect volume level.

Signature Ensemble will enhance any kind of wedding with warm and beautiful ambiance for every part of the day. For your ceremony, they can provide the prelude, processional, service music and recessional featuring a solo violin, string duo, string trio or string quartet. String music provides an incomparably relaxing background for your cocktail hour and dinner reception. A variety of styles and moods will allow your guests to carry on conversation comfortably throughout. Signature Ensemble is ideal for couples hoping for an experience that is special, personal and memorably intimate.

 Type: string ensemble 

10. Northside Brass

630.715.2720 l northsidebrass.com

Transform the feel of your ceremony with the professional brass ensemble that is Northside Brass. With a wide selection of music, ranging from classical to jazz, Northside Brass will give your wedding the unique touch you’re looking for. The solo trumpet creates a beautiful sound for any wedding ceremony or religious service. Either playing alone or alongside organs, strings or vocals, the versatility of the trumpet is perfect for a fanfare, processional or recessional. Jazz trios consist of piano, bass and drums (plus trumpet for quartets) set the perfect ambiance for a cocktail hour. The esteemed Brass Quintet (of two trumpets, French horn, trombone and tuba) creates a grand sound that will captivate any room with music and delight audiences of all kinds.

All of their ensembles can be played alone or with vocal accompaniment and will capture the grandeur of particular moments at your wedding. Northside Brass maintains a high standard of professionalism and offers flexibility as to the selection of music they can play as well as the location of your venue. The unique chamber music of Northside Brass will add an element of sophistication to your Chicago wedding and truly take your breath away.

Type: solo trumpet, brass trio, brass quintet, jazz trio, jazz quartet, wide range of music from classical to jazz 

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