Hiring a Wedding Band in South of France
Is there a reason not to get married in the South of France?! The stunning locations & coastline complimented by the achingly perfect mediterrean climate are some of the very obvious reasons why getting married in South of France is a match made in heaven.
The South of France and in particular the French Riviera has been draped in glitz, glamour and romance since the launch of the Cannes Film Festival in 1946. Since then, popular film stars and musicians have enjoyed being seen across the South of France.
South of France Wedding Band in Action
The French Riviera boosts an unrivalled collection of stunning wedding venues. With this in mind, we have picked a selection of our favourite wedding venues across the coastline. All of these South of France wedding venues are extremely characterful and unique in their own right.
Starting from the west and working our way east along the coast we would first recommend the beautiful boutique hotel, Chateau St Tropez. This hotel oozes class and elegance with it’s stunning building and grounds.
Just outside of Cannes we would highly recommend visiting the impressively restored Chateau de la Napoule, formerly a castle and now operating as a centre for the arts and wedding venue.
In the hills north of Cannes is the delightful Chateau de Castellaras. It really is hard to find another local French wedding venue to compete with Castellaras’s stunning panoramic views and this wedding venue even has its own chapel on site!
Further along the coast is the extremely exclusive peninsula – Saint Jean Cap Ferrat. Within this exclusive peninsula are Grand Hôtel du Cap Ferrat and Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild.
Neighbouring the peninsula is the small seaside village Beaulieu Sur Mer which is home to Villa Kerylos. As suggested by the name, Kerylos is a greek inspired villa situated right on the coastline with stunning views of Saint Jean Cap Ferrat.
Finally, we arrive at Eze, just around the coastline from Monaco. Eze is home Hôtel Cap Estel, one of the most desirable seafront hotels in the region with a stunning panoramic swimming pool.
Onstage with South of France Wedding Band Live!
Picking the right wedding band for your South of France wedding
With local knowledge of the Cote D’Azur & Provence regions we have a wealth of experience in bringing wedding bands to the South of France. This is why we have been successful in providing this service:
English/American Songs Performed by English Speaking Vocalists
English Speaking Team
All logistics organised from PA hire, lighting to insurance to liaising with your wedding venue
Finest professional English musicians
Adaptability – one group of musicians to provide music for your whole day
We have comprehensive Public Liability Insurance & PAT testing for all our equipment.
It will come as no surprise to you that hiring a South of France wedding band from the UK comes at a price. Factoring in travel and accommodation for our musicians (including travel time the day before/after your wedding) typically total costs at around £6-8,000+vat to cover the entire music for your day (ceremony, drinks reception and evening entertainment). This includes multiple PA systems for live music, playlists and speeches (we have excellent wireless microphones for this) if your wedding party is split over multiple rooms.
Our most popular South of France Wedding Band package in this price range includes:
Ceremony – Acoustic Singer & Guitar or Classical Soloist
Drinks Reception – Acoustic Pop Duo or Jazz Duo
Wedding Breakfast – Playlist + wireless microphones for speeches
Evening Entertainment – 4-6 Piece Band including DJ Service
Should you wish to have a different option such as a String Quartet, Harpist, DJ Saxophone or indeed any other combination of musicians please just let us know and we will create a bespoke package.
What technical equipment will you provide?
We pride ourselves in working with the finest state of the art sound equipment and engineers. This ensures that you will fully appreciate the talent and quality of musicians that we work with. No matter how small/large the production needs to be we guarantee a professional set up by our team. As well as audio equipment we also provide lighting for the band and dancefloor. On request we can supply you with indoor and outdoor ambient lighting as well as special effects including strobe, smoke/haze & confetti.
How long does your South of France Wedding Band perform for?
As standard the timings are as follows:
Ceremony – 45 minutes
Drinks Reception – x2 45 minutes
Evening Entertainment – Band: First Dance + x2 45 minute sets + Encore. DJ Service: During Band’s break + 2hours after the band’s final set.
Can we choose the band’s Set Lists and can we request songs?
From years of experience we have crafted some excellent setlists to ensure a pick of the top hits for each generation, thereby ensuring that all your guests are entertained. Having said this, we encourage you to be involved in the selection process so that the band performs some of your favourites and we guarantee to learn any song for your first dance!
The Bloomsbury Wedding Band will perform your first dance (any song of your choice), two 45mins sets and an encore.
We do offer a DJ Service which provides you with music during the band’s break and also from the end of the encore for an additional 2 hours. The DJ Service is managed by our band leader using DJ software. We can also provide you with a seperate DJ if this is something you are interested in.
If you are interested in early evening entertainment before the band begin we can highly recommend using the singer and guitarist from the band to perform some acoustic pop music. This creates a brilliant atmosphere and helps to bridge the gap between the meal and party.