It’s the leadup to your big day, and there is one nightmare scenario on replay in your head: what if the vibes suck? What if the d-floor doesn’t get pumping, and the night is full of awkward small talk prior to everybody making a polite exit at 9:30 PM? But you need not worry, dear friends, because ensuring the vibe is on point all night long is exactly what wedding entertainers are for.
Everybody loves live entertainment at a wedding. Fact. It creates the ambience and sets the tone. They can provide romance and then loosen up everybody’s dance moves. Perhaps most importantly, they’re there to make sure that your guests are having a great time so that you can just kick back with your soulmate and enjoy – no worrying about Aunt Ruth yawning into her lobster mornay for you.
Now, we know that there are a lot of options to choose from, so we’ve done the hard yards and rounded up the best of the best, just for you. Whether you’re after an acoustic cover band to get your loved ones swooning, or a DJ that gets the crowd up on their feet, we have a li’l somethin’ for everybody.
THE VINTAGE STYLUS
A DJ collective that spins vinyls. Yep, it looks and sounds as cool as you’re imagining right now. The Vintage Stylus know how to bring the vibes, whether it’s with their extensive vintage record collection, or digital format modern classics if retro ain’t your thing. Either way, this lot know how to get a party started. We know you’re curious to see the mind-blowing collection – check it out here then hit ‘em up here.
HIM & HER MUSIC
Dreaming of soulful, heartfelt tunes on your loved-up day, but want to get the party started as well? Peter and Chelsea from Him & Her have you covered. The musical (and real-life) duo not only provide stellar vocals, but also have a team that includes jazz quartets for those super intimate moments, and a band to have your guests on their feet ’til morning! Head over here for more details, or have a virtual listen.
THE WHITE TREE
The White Tree know exactly how to work the crowd and in their own words, “make your dance floor a fun, hilarious, sweaty mosh pit.” Once you check out their showreels, you’ll see why. Have no fear, this young, fun team of creatives aren’t just a barrel of laughs – they know how to suit your vibe with bespoke packages. That way you can start the evening with an acoustic duo crooning to your guests, and end it with a sax player getting amongst it with the DJ. Get more deets here.
Location: Australia & New Zealand wide
It doesn’t matter what entertainment you’re after, Logan Ent.’s all over it. Dani Smarrelli saw a gap in the Melbourne entertainment industry for a platform which collaborates the freshest entertainers to cater packages to every wedding. With 15 years experience under the belt, you know that you can sit back, chill out, and let Logan Ent. supply the fun times. Drop them a line over here.
BEHIND THE VEIL MUSIC
Behind The Veil Music began with just Jake and Amy as a heavenly musical duo in 2019, and their sheer talent soared them into the ranks of Adelaide’s leading wedding musicians practically overnight. Fast forward to today, and Behind The Veil is a wedding music agency collaborating only the most dedicated of performers. This lot know weddings, and you know that you’re in heckin’ good hands. Check them out live to see why we love them.
MAPLE CREEK MUSIC
Cass and Blake from Maple Creek Music call their band a 5 Piece Groove Machine, and they aren’t wrong! Once this acoustic dream team are done serenading your guests, you can choose for either DJ Cass to mix up the tunes or the full band to bang out the classics. Get a sample by checking out their gorg covers then shoot them a message here when you inevitably love what you hear.
ONE MORE SONG DJS
Their name says it all: your guests won’t want the party to stop once Eddy and Aleks hit the decks. Their slogan of ‘no more Nutbush’ is a reflection of their epic live mixes that are guaranteed to have even your granny up on the floor. Head here for more deets about these party maestros, and be sure to groove along to some of their reels while you’re at it!
BAKER BOYS BAND
We’re sure that this clever lot don’t need an introduction – Baker Boys Band are one of Australia’s most renowned wedding entertainers for their high energy mixed with raw talent. Whether you’re after a 3-piece or 14-piece band, they have you covered. The more the merrier we say! Check out their tour dates to see for yourself.
Location: Australia wide
MINISTRY OF DJS
This boutique agency supplies Sydney and Melbourne’s finest DJs and musos. They are bonafide event experts – they don’t just provide the tunes, but legendary personalities and big energy too. One peek at their ‘gram and you’ll get what we mean. Raging d-floor? Sorted. Pop on over here for more details.
Location: NSW & VIC
MELBOURNE ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY
Narrowing down the entertainment on your big day can be tricky. DJ? Saxophone? Pianist? Perhaps even a mariachi band? Thankfully Nathan and his team have it all under one roof. These guys are wedding experts, and with their entertainment manager handling the day, you don’t have to break a sweat. Send them a message if you want to know more.
Tillee Music have the most divine acoustic duos, and they perform from Byron down to Melbs. They’re so dedicated to tailoring their services that they will learn any song for your ceremony, no matter what the request. If you’re after a lil bit of something funkier later in the night, then just ask – their bespoke duo-DJ packages have got you covered.
Location: NSW, VIC, QLD & ACT
Ryley Tennyson is an events veteran with years of weddings up his sleeve. He describes what him and his team of performers do as ‘curating moods,’ and he’s not wrong. These guys are not only masters of their craft, but they know how to read a room so well that they’re guaranteed crowd faves. Head here to give them a shout and find out more.
Not only do the Heartbreak Hotel DJ’s play the sickest digital vinyls, but they pride themselves on their decks looking absolutely incred in your photos. Think white wooden stands, floral adornments, and cool neons to spruce it up. Add in their additional funky Photo Booth and that’s your guests done for the night. See for yourself here.
There’ll be nothing silent about your dance floor with Silent Shout in charge. The boys behind the music are infamous for getting a party started – they call themselves ‘masters of the best night ever’ and we would have to agree. If you’re after absolute bangers, you know who to call: get in contact for the set of your dreams.
THE WHISKEY DOGS
There’s not a lot of things we can think of that’s cooler than an authentic 50’s rock ’n’ roll band. If Buddy Holly and Elvis are your jam then you ‘can’t help falling in love’ with these guys. Check out their setlist if you wanna hear more of this epic trio.
CREDITS Photos (from top) Weddings By Sam (The Vintage Stylus), Lewi Potter Photography (Him & Her Music), Supplied (The White Tree), Tones & Harmony (The Vintage Stylus), Cassandra Ladru (Logan Entertainment), Katherine Schultz Photography (Behind The Veil Music), Jay La Photography (Maple Creek Music), Be Here Be Now (One More Song DJs), Supplied (Baker Boys Band), Tahnee Jade Photography (Chris Street from Ministry of DJs), Rick Liston Photography (Melbourne Entertainment Company), Emma Wand Photography (Tillee Music), Dylan Sanders (Tennyson Events), Elsa Campbell Photography (Heartbreak Hotel), Hungry Hearts Co (Silent Shout), Shannon Stent (The Whiskey Dogs).