It can be confusing looking for a band to perform at your wedding. I would like to clear up some confusion as to orchestra vs. band.
Wedding Band or Wedding Orchestra
Some groups call themselves wedding bands because they are a band that came from the night club scene. The groups that call themselves wedding orchestras tend to have a history of mostly performing at weddings. The two are very different. A band that does night club gigs plays a pre-determined set list based upon the type of club it is – rock, hip-hop, techno, blues, etc. Their set does not change according to the audience reaction. Of course, there are exceptions to the rule. But, generally I have found this to be true.
A band that calls themselves an orchestra is used to performing for a wide range of ages and ethnicities that all want to dance. So, the play list should change according to audience reaction. If the guests pack the dance floor for Adele then, the band can play more similar songs. Contrary to that, if the guests don’t react well to a Phish song then, you probably want the band to change genre.
There are New York City (NYC) wedding bands and NYC wedding orchestras that can be different from New Jersey (NJ) wedding bands and NJ wedding orchestras. the same difference between those and Long Island (LI) wedding bands and LI wedding orchestras.
It is okay to ask the bandleader whether the band plays more night clubs or weddings.
Here are some recommended Google search terms when looking for music and entertainment for your wedding:
NYC WEDDING BAND, New York City wedding orchestras, New York wedding entertainment, NYC WEDDING BANDS, NYC WEDDING MUSIC, New York Wedding Orchestras.
Bands at New York Orchestras Entertainment:
Central Park Orchestra a.k.a. Central Park Band, East Village Orchestra, Bernard Brim & The New York Players, Soulsystem Orchestra and Freddy Martin & The Martinis. We also have Micheal Castlado (Italian Singer), Gregorio Uribe (Latin Singer) and string quartets for wedding ceremonies and cocktail hours.
Venues our bands/orchestras have performed:
Oheka Castle, Hildene in Manchester, VT, Martha Clara Vineyard, Raphael Vineyard, Essex House, Altman Building, Equinox – Manchester, VT, Oceanbleu Westhampton, Atlantica at Bath & Tennis Hotel, Basking Ridge Country Club, Beckwith Pointe, Beekman Tower Hotel, Berkeley Plaza, Bernards Inn, Bethwood, Blue Fin, Blue Water Grill, Boathouse in Central Park, Bridgeview Yacht Club, Bridgewaters, Brooklake Country Club, Bryant Park Grill, B. Smith’s in Sag Harbor, Caffe on the Green, Capitale, CARLTUN ON THE PARK, CARLYLE ON THE GREEN, The Carlyle Hotel, Castle on the Hudson, Chart House, Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers, Cipriani 42 Street, Cipriani Fifth Avenue, Crest Hollow Country Club, Crowne Plaza Times Square, Crystal Plaza in Livingston, NJ, Dellwood Country Club, Dolce Tarrytown House, Embassy Suites Hotel NYC, Estherwood, Florentine Gardens, Fountainhead, Ritz Carlton, Four Season Hotel, Fox Hollow, Garrison, The, Giorgio’s at Fox Hill Country Club, Glen Island Harbour Club, Gotham Hall, Vanderbilt Hall, Grand Plaza, Grand Summit Hotel, Hamlet at Willow Creek, Hampton Resorts & Hospitality , Harbor Club, Harbor Manor Harrison House, Headquarters Plaza Hotel, Highlawn Pavilion, Hilton Gardens Inn Staten Island, Hilton Hasbrouck Heights, Hilton New York, Hilton Woodcliff lake, Hotel Plaza, Hyatt Regency Jersey City, Inn at East Wind, John Anthony’s on the water, Temple Israel Cedarhurst, Northern Valley Affairs at Temple Emanu-El, Lake Isle Country Club, Le Chateau, Le Parker Meridien, Liberty House, Liberty Science Center, Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers, Abigail Kirsch Caterers, Loft Eleven, Manhattan Club, Manhattan Penthouse on 5th Ave., Manor, The, Mayfair Farms, Metropolitan Pavilion, Millennium U.N., The Plaza Hotel New York City, Midtown Loft & Terrace , Milleridge Cottage, American Museum of Natural History, Museum of the City of New York, Bronx Botanical Garden, Brooklyn Botanical Garden, New York Botanical Garden, New York Hall of Science, New York Helmsley, New York Plaza Hotel, Newark Club, OHEKA Castle, Palm House Brooklyn Botanic Gardens, Hudson Theater NYC, Please Tocu Museum, Philadelphia, Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers, Pines Manor Pleasantdale Chateau, Pratt Mansions, Puck Building Rainbow Room, Regency Hotel, Regent Wall Street, Renaissance, Richfield Regency Ritz Carlton NY Battery Park, River Cafe, Rockleigh Country Club, The Royalton, Garden City Hotel, Roosevelt Hotel Roseland Ballroom, Shadowbrook Country Club, Skylands Manor, NJ Botanical Gardens, Sotheby’s, Spirit of New York, St. Regis Hotel, Stanhope Park Hyatt, Tappan Hill (Abigail Kirsch), Tavern On the Green, Temple Emanu El, Temple Israel of Great Neck, Temple Israel of Lawrence, Tribeca Rooftop, Twenty Four fifth, 24 fifth, South Beach Venetian, Pridwin Hotel – Shelter Island , Vineyard Caterers, Wainwright House, Water Club, Water’s Edge, Watermill, Westin New York Times Square, Westminister Hotel, Westmount Country Club, Windows on the Lake, Winfield Scott Ballrooms, Woodbury Country Club, Woodloch Pines, Pa, Willowwood Arboretum in New Jersey, W Hotel Lexington Ave and Ritz Carlton San Juan.