Founded in 2003, New York Orchestras Entertainment raised the bar for what a wedding and event band should sound like. Our reputation is that the musicians promised are who you get. Our bands are well-rehearsed and creative.
We have perfected the art of running an elegant event. That involves taking what the client wants, reading the crowd and calling the right song at the right time.
The musicians are passionate about the art of making music. They not only perform at weddings and other social events but, have many years of live performing and studio recording under their belts. You also have our assurance that the sound will be extremely high quality and at the appropriate volume.
“The show featured a powerful performance by the New York Orchestra.” – LA Fashion Magazine
We have performed at the finest venues in New York City and are recommended at some of them such as Lotte Palace Hotel and The Lotos Club.
We can provide various size groups from solo performers such as a singing piano player to jazz trios and string quartets. For bands we offer 6 to 12 piece bands and some events we have had 20 piece bands and orchestras.
Our team of experts can provide complete entertainment packages including a string quartet for the first hour followed by a jazz trio. A full dance band for the dancing portion of the event and a DJ for a club set or afterhours party. In order to enhance the ambiance we also provide uplighting around the room perimeter as well as stage lighting.
WeddingWire Couples’’ Choice Award
WeddingWire gives out this award based on the wedding band reviews by brides and grooms received on their wedding bridal website. Although we are a NYC wedding band company, It is a regional award so the competition is in New York City, Westchester, NY, Long Island, New Jersey, Connecticut and Philadelphia weddings.
Thank you to all of the brides and grooms whose weddings we have had the privilege to perform at. Thank you for putting us in the top 5% of New York wedding bands and entertainment companies. We look forward to seeing you at a wedding, corporate event or charity fundraiser, soon.
Don’t delay! Get in touch with us and find out if your date is still available. You will have the time of your life with New York Orchestras Entertainment. We promise.
We have some of the finest, liveliest and most energetic bands and DJs in the New York, NY weddings and events business!
Hedge Fund Celebrates at Cipriani
One of the world’s most successful hedge fund held their annual holiday/New Year’s celebration at the famed Cipriani 25 Broadway. Situated in front of the Wall Street “Charging Bull”, this is an incredible event space, as you can see in the photos below.
No expense was spared on the décor and sound system. The band, Central Park Orchestra, was amplified by an elaborate concert sound system with a 3-man sound crew. Even though the system could power a concert the volume was well under control. After dinner was done the event planner gave the band the go-ahead to crank up the dance set, and the band ROCKED!
There was a contemporary set filled with Bruno Mars, Taylor Swift, Kelly Clarkson, Shawn Mendes and Sia. There was also a Latin oriented set that included Camila Cabello’s Havanna, Mark Anthony, Tito Puente and Santana. But, it was the funk set that “tore the roof off” that included Kool & The Gang’s “Jungle Boogie”, “1999” and “Kiss” by Prince and Parliament Funkadelic’s “Give Up The Funk”.
At the end of the evening the event planner said; “I never saw this group dance as much as they did tonight”. “I’ll be in touch soon with next year’s date.”
Greenwich Country Club 125th Anniversary
“We had the great pleasure to engage “New York Orchestras” at the Greenwich Country Club for our recent Annual Gala and 125 year Anniversary Celebration. Amongst a rather large list of other potential performers, we decided to choose them, as their reputation was traveling ahead of them. We are happy to have done so. In short, “New York Orchestras” completely exceeded our highest expectations. High expectations in a way that we had to satisfy a rather diverse mix of guests that evening, differentiating in age, interest, taste and, yes, expectations on countless levels. “New York Orchestras” met all of them and we enjoyed exclusively positive feedback from our members.
Working with them was a smooth process and a pleasure from day number one. They were open for our input, eager to understand the synergy of the guest mix of the evening and flexible to accommodate everything that we were looking for. I always see a full dance floor as the best barometer to evaluate the quality of the band and we honestly had trouble to interrupt our members that night in order to get them back to their tables to enjoy the next course of the menu. That particular night was a very important undertaking for the Greenwich Country Club, as it also was the peak of a year long anniversary celebration of the club. “New York Orchestras” put the gold leaf around our member experience that night and I know as a fact that in the years to come, this evening will be talked about. We did the absolute right decision by hiring this fine group of musicians and I highly recommend them to everyone who is looking to truly impress their guests during an event in the future.”
Greenwich Country Club
IRELAND CHAMBER OF COMMERCE – USA
“We would just like to thank New York Orchestra Entertainment for their contribution to making the Annual American Celtic Ball a success for 14 years. Our members and attendees find them very entertaining, which adds to the flavor of the whole evening. I would strongly recommend them to anyone hosting an event in New York.”
Maurice A. Buckley, Co-Founder, President and CEO of the Ireland Chamber of Commerce – USA
“It was really amazing and a splendid experience working with New York Orchestras. Concept Korea show was more enriching and dramatically presented because of them. We hope to have another opportunity to work together near future.”
Cindy Hahn – CEO, Hahn Global
Executive Director of Concept Korea
“If you need someone to respond to your entertainment needs immediately then Bill Messinetti (at New York Orchestras Entertainment) is the person to call. Whether it’s a three piece jazz trio or a ten piece band with vocals he makes it happen. Professional and considerate, it’s always a pleasure working with him and his talented musicians.”
Debra J. Olchick – Director, Events and Conferences
SIMONS FOUNDATION – New York, NY
OUR DAY EVENT COORDINATION
“As an event planner, I’m always on the lookout for outstanding entertainment. Nine years ago I was lucky enough to find Bill Messinetti and New York Orchestras, and since then have used them on several occasions. Their music is outstanding and very versatile, they can go from Broadway to Motown, to the latest hits. They are extremely professional and are dedicated to keeping the dance floor full. Highly recommend– their talent will blow you away!”
Sheila Burks President of Our Day Event Coordination
“We are lucky enough to only work at the area’s premier venues. As a result, the many bands we work with are all quite good. Of all the bands I have seen, Central Park Orchestra is twice as good as the next best band and for all the reasons that count (sound, look, versatility, professionalism, etc.), but most of all, they love what they do and it comes through in every note.”
William F. Scully – President of Pangaea Catering
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Yacht Club Weddings
Central Park Orchestra performed at a wedding at the Corinthian Yacht Club in Marblehead, Ma. It was a beautiful setting with perfect weather for a wedding. The bride and her parents got to hear the band first hand at her brother’s wedding last year at the Indian Trail Club in Franklin Lakes, NJ. Here is what the bride’s mom had to say about the band in her review she posted on WeddingWire.com
“The Central Park Orchestra is absolutely the best ! I first heard them play at my son ‘ s wedding in New Jersey and immediately knew that part of the wedding‘s success was because of this band … I booked them for my daughters wedding in Massachusetts without hesitation. This group of musicians make a party, they are professional, very talented, and fun ! They rotate in and out for breaks (not that I noticed once that anyone was gone) so there is always music, great music, no down time, guests dancing all night. People are still talking about how unbelievably good they were!”
“Bill, the band leader, is easy to plan with, answers emails and calls promptly . I could not recommend them more highly. What a blast we had dancing all night!”
Services Used: Band, Lighting & Decor
Reviewed On: 09/16/2017
New York Orchestras are very familiar with performing wedding at yacht clubs. They have also performed at the following yacht clubs;
Larchmont Yacht Club – Larchmont, NY
Stamford Yacht Club – Stamford, CT.
Centerport Yacht Club – Centerport Long Island, NY
Clarks Landing Yacht Club – Delran, NJ
Seawanhaka Corinthian Yacht Club – Oyster Bay Long Island, NY
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John said…The Wedding Rockin’ Legendary Family House Band – Central Park Orchestra!
Central Park Orchestra was absolutely incredible. Look no further. They were simply amazing! From our first meeting, Bill (Band Leader) wants to know you, and play for you! Their professionalism, talent, and song variety list was over the top. They far exceeded all our expectations and made the wedding the best night ever! Central Park Orchestra has a wide range of musicians and a very talented horn section. Special thank you to the vocals of Maverick and Emilie, Peter on the keys, Lou rockin’ the guitar, and my man Clark Gayton on trombone! Jessie and I were over the moon on your performance. Our guests were dancing the entire night, and won’t stop talking about how great you guys were. During the reception, I looked at my wife and said, “This is what heaven must be like, surrounded by the love of your family and friends, smiling, dancing, and having the best night of our lives.” Thank you Bill, from the bottom of our hearts…you rock brother! Absolutely incredible! Thank you! – John & Jess 05/12/2017
New York NY wedding band review as found on WeddingWire.com
The band Central Park Orchestra was amazing! All of our guests raved about them after wedding. And to this day, we still receive compliments about them. They have an extensive list of songs that they can perform, spanning multiple eras and genres. Bill Messinetti, the leader of the band and our primary contact was extremely flexible and accommodating. We provided a play list of 100+ songs and lucky for us, the band already knew most of them. He was able to create a mix of songs for set based on our preferences and worked in our must play songs as well. We had everything from 70’s Motown, 80’s rock and pop, 90’s pop as well as more current top 40, hip hop and R&B. All the music flowed, similar to having a DJ during their sets. During the entire reception, a band member was always playing a song which was great. They also provided the ceremony music, playing our selected songs. Bill was helpful, providing suggestions and ideas for the ceremony music based on our tastes and playlist. And to our surprise, one of the band members played a song in Chinese (mandarin dialect) as well. This was really a nice touch. They worked well with our venue and other vendors. We didn’t have to worry about anything during the wedding. They also provided uplighting for the ballroom that really enhanced the ambiance and environment. I would definitely recommend them to anyone looking for a band.
New York Orchestras Entertainment based in NYC, NY, represents the band Central Park Orchestra for weddings and corporate events.
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5-Star review posted on WeddingWire.com
Robert said…I honestly don’t think I could praise Bill and the rest of the band enough as there wasn’t anything I would change at all. From the moment we spoke to Bill, every single detail, from song choice and set construction to flow of when speeches would occur was planned out perfectly leaving us with nothing to do other than dance the entire night. The professionalism, willingness to learn new songs, and whole demeanor from Bill and his team was on another level of service. If you want a band who can throw down and will make your wedding night memorable, look no further.
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music, Lighting & Decor
Reviewed On: 07/09/2017
Wanchun said…This band is awesome! I was attracted by their voice when we attended a bridal show. My husband and I decided to choose them as our wedding band. Almost our guests are from China, honestly I was a little bit worried at the beginning. But it turns out that is really unnecessary. We worked with Bill. He is very nice and easy to work with. He provided us many good ideas and suggestions. And this band is very professional and considerable. They gave us a surprised Chinese song which we never imaged. Really appreciate they gave us that unforgettable night. Highly recommend.
Reviewed On: 06/13/2017
Before we get to the WeddingWire.com reviews, here is a thank you note from the bride and groom we performed for 3 days ago at Oheka Castle on Long Island:
Hi Bill (and NY Orchestra),
Thank you so much for the awesome performance you guys gave on Saturday. Mike and I are both still getting compliments and high praise for both the music during cocktail hour, the reception, and the DJ. The smooth transition between everything was amazing we didn it even notice.
We also appreciate you letting those musically talented family members getting on stage and performing with you! We will have those memories forever thanks to you guys.
All the best,
Christine & Mike
Below are our latest 2016 WEDDINGWIRE.COM REVIEWS
off the charts – the perfect band – This band will make your wedding.
talent, enthusiasm and overall cool vibe! – learned the songs that we asked
an amazing asset to our wedding day!
Awesome, Awesome, Awesome and more AWESOME!
Lauren said &We were recommended to Bill through a friend. From the minute we met him, we couldn’t be more impressed with his talent, enthusiasm and overall cool vibe! Bill made himself available to come to the venue prior to the wedding he went above and beyond! Central Park Orchestra was everything we could have imagined and more! If you are looking elsewhere, look no further. Thanks, Bill!
Stefanie said &They were just great! Working with Bill was a dream. He was responsive, learned the songs that we asked and even learned a song so my husband could sing with the band one night. They also were open to having my Uncle perform two songs that were very special to us. People LOVED the band and I got compliments on them long after the wedding. Would HIGHLY recommend!!!!!!!!!!!
Stacey said &(the band) Central Park Orchestra and the quartet were off the charts at our wedding. It was non-stop music and everyone was on the dance floor. Not to mention they learned new songs for us AND were open to doing a custom mash-up for the father-daughter dance. I cannot recommend them enough. Bill makes the process super easy and thinks of everything for you- hugely helpful when you re planning your own wedding.
Wedding: 09/30/2016 Reviewed On: 11/23/2016
Susanne said &This band is TERRIFIC! They can play anything you’d like, from Madonna to Bon Jovi to Tim McGraw to Josh Groban! It was definitely the perfect band, and they were professional and super easy to work with.
Meghan said &This was the easiest decision to make since my husband had worked at Oheka Castle and heard them play many times. They also played for a friend of ours wedding and based on those recommendations we didn’t look any further and booked. I can’t tell you how easy it was and how many people gave us compliments on them. They played during cocktail hour and at the reception and they were flawless, we were dancing the entire night and they can play pretty much anything. Even our wedding song which I was nervous would sound different, they nailed it. Highly recommend just let them do their thing and make sure you add in the sax.
Michele said &Central Park Orchestra was an amazing asset to our wedding day! We had seen them at my cousin’s wedding 8 years ago and had to have them as well! They were wonderful to work with from beginning to end and were so helpful in choosing the right songs for the ceremony and reception. They even learned about 4 new songs just for our wedding! I couldn’t have asked for a better band! Thank you, Bill for answering all of my questions so quickly and for making our special day so wonderful!
Edwina said & Awesome, Awesome, Awesome and more AWESOME! service is great Bill is amazing gives you exactly what you want. Orchestra were the big talk at my wedding!!!! excellent service couldn’t ask for anything more.
Beth said &Your wedding success depends on the quality of the band. This band will make your wedding. We hired them for our daughters wedding 8 years ago and our guests never sat down. We hired them again for our sons wedding last weekend, 10/15/16 and we had the same fabulous result!! I cannot recommend this band highly enough!
St. Jude Fundraiser at Oheka Castle
New York Orchestras Entertainment had the pleasure of presenting the incredible Central Park Orchestra at Oheka Castle this past Saturday evening. The 350 plus crowd were extremely generous and giving to the fundraiser.
The event was hosted by Oheka owner Gary Melius and the Melius family along with “Gold Coast Cares” for St. Jude Children’s Hospital. When you hear the stories told by the parents of the patients at St. Jude you realize this has to be a favorite charity to give to.
It was truly our honor to help out!Please give if you are able.
Oheka Castle Wedding – Wedding Band with DJ combination has become very popular in the New York area. Central Park Orchestra shared the stage with renowned wedding DJ, DJ Gaige, for their last Oheka Castle wedding of 2016. After many Oheka events this was a wonderful way to top off the year. Central Park band has been working with DJ Gaige since 2002 when they appeared on ABC-TV performing at a televised St. Valentine’s Day wedding. The show was ‘LIVE with Regis & Kelly’ featuring Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa at Guastavino’s in NYC.
DJ Gaige said; “I love working this band! Whenever we work together there is a seamless transition from band to DJ, DJ to band. I segue from their last song of their set into a similar beat as I start my set. And, vice versa, the band does the same from my last song into their first.”
New York Orchestras works with many event planners, wedding planners, photographers and videographers. But, this event had quite a team, perhaps the A-team. These wedding vendors are the owner’s of each respective company and they only do one event at a time.
Wedding Videographer: David Samelman from DMS Films – email@example.com Instagram: @dms_films
Wedding Planners: Lauren & Paul from LLG Events – firstname.lastname@example.org
Band & DJ: Central Park Orchestra & DJ Gaige from NY Orchestras Entertainment – email@example.com
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New York Orchestras Entertainment & NY Beats DJs
1650 Broadway suite 503
New York, NY 10019
Some of the best New York, NY wedding & event bands can be found at New York Orchestras Entertainment. Located in NY City, this is the home of the bands Central Park Orchestra, Empire State Event Band, East Village Orchestra and Freddy Martin & The Martinis. The list of artists our professional musicians have performed with reads like a who’s who in the music industry.
Recipients of the WeddingWire.com “Couples’ Choice Award”, we are dedicated to presenting the finest, most dedicated, honest true musicians/vocalists/DJs/entertainers. Our clients appreciate high quality and understand musical nuance. Each performance is designed for our client’s individual needs and personality.
Today, our company has expanded to include bands, orchestras, DJs, band/DJ combinations and customized lighting designs. Integrity is always at the forefront of our mission. Our performances on and off stage have been recognized with awards and fantastic reviews from WeddingWire, The Knot & WeddingChannel.com, LongIslandWeddings.com & NYCityweddings.com.
Our twenty-piece all-male string orchestra performed for ‘Fashion Week’ in New York City at Pier 59 Studios in Chelsea Piers. The runway event ‘Concept Korea’, sponsored by the South Korean government, featured three fashion designers from Seoul.
Central Park Orchestra was voted top wedding band in New York City and Long Island. They also travel doing events up and down the east coast.
NEW YORK ORCHESTRAS entertainment, inc. is known for having some of the best New York City wedding bands and New York wedding orchestras.
Bill Morgan Messinetti, drummer, vocalist and bandleader for the band Central Park Orchestra says; “We are a band first and we happen to perform at weddings – lifelong professional musicians.”
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