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Fifth Avenue Orchestras & Entertainment

Granada Hills , CA
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10727 White Oak Ave., Suite 101
Granada Hills, CA US 91344 (map)

PHONE

818-368-3299

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ABOUT US

We design and provide music and entertainment for many of Southern California's finest weddings and unique special events around the world.
For your wedding reception, if you're in... Read more
We design and provide music and entertainment for many of Southern California's finest weddings and unique special events around the world.
For your wedding reception, if you're in need of an extraordinary band which performs music for the tastes of all of your guests - bands of all sizes and styles for all budgets - composed of musicians and singers who've performed onstage and in-studio with Earth, Wind & Fire, Tony Bennett, the Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, Mary J. Blige, Eric Clapton, the Brian Setzer Swing Orchestra, Chick Corea, Enrique Iglesias, James Taylor, The “Tonight Show” Band, Patti LaBelle and many more: we're the ones.


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INFO FOR BAND

Are you an agency or a band?
Band
What is the size of your band?
Large (6+ musicians), Medium (4-6 musicians), Small (1-3 musicians)
What music genre does your band play?
50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, Acoustic, Big Band, Blues, Calypso, Classic Rock, Classical, Country, Dance, Funk, Gospel, Hip Hop, Jazz, Latin, Motown, Oldies, Orchestra, Pop, R&B, Reggae, Rock, Soul, Strings, Swing, World
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes

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Rebecca
Wedding:
8/4/2013
5.0/5.0
The fifth avenue orchestra made our event truly magical. Until you have a wedding, it is easy to underestimate the importance of the band in setting the tone for the entire evening (as well as keeping the flow of the event). We feel so lucky that we had this band at our event. Mary, their coordinator is incredible! She made us feel so at ease leading up to the event (she kept us on track more than anyone) to make sure that we had thought about all of the necessary parts of the evening - what song will be your first dance? when will you do a speech? who is speaking and when? etc. (these are all things I never would have thought of until then end, but Mary contacted me about them with ample time prior to the wedding so that we could be sure we thought of everything to make the magical night truly stress free and just FUN! Also, we hadn't heard the band prior to booking them and really didn't know what to expect, the music was phenomenal, but perhaps even more impressive is their ability to read the crowd and their expertise in throwing truly remarkable parties. They had a structure (which we worked with Mary to create), but knew when and how to deviate from that to simply throw the world's best party. They may not have played all of our requested songs (there wasn't enough time for that), but they did take creative liberties which created an incredible night - they started a "love train" through the entire party which people were raving about and which included people who may not have felt comfortable out on the dancefloor. Also, they were so flexible with us - played a few MP3s of ethnic music that we brought and also allowed family member musicians to play a few songs with them. They helped to make our night one that so many have told us was "THE BEST WEDDING EVER" :-) THANK YOUI!
The fifth avenue orchestra made our event truly magical. Until you have a wedding, it is easy to underestimate the Read more...
The fifth avenue orchestra made our event truly magical. Until you have a wedding, it is easy to underestimate the importance of the band in setting the tone for the entire evening (as well as keeping the flow of the event). We feel so lucky that we had this band at our event. Mary, their coordinator is incredible! She made us feel so at ease leading up to the event (she kept us on track more than anyone) to make sure that we had thought about all of the necessary parts of the evening - what song will be your first dance? when will you do a speech? who is speaking and when? etc. (these are all things I never would have thought of until then end, but Mary contacted me about them with ample time prior to the wedding so that we could be sure we thought of everything to make the magical night truly stress free and just FUN! Also, we hadn't heard the band prior to booking them and really didn't know what to expect, the music was phenomenal, but perhaps even more impressive is their ability to read the crowd and their expertise in throwing truly remarkable parties. They had a structure (which we worked with Mary to create), but knew when and how to deviate from that to simply throw the world's best party. They may not have played all of our requested songs (there wasn't enough time for that), but they did take creative liberties which created an incredible night - they started a "love train" through the entire party which people were raving about and which included people who may not have felt comfortable out on the dancefloor. Also, they were so flexible with us - played a few MP3s of ethnic music that we brought and also allowed family member musicians to play a few songs with them. They helped to make our night one that so many have told us was "THE BEST WEDDING EVER" :-) THANK YOUI! Read less
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Kerry
Wedding:
7/28/2013
5.0/5.0
We give our HIGHEST recommendation to Fifth Avenue Orchestras! The musicians made our wedding a truly special experience, with perfect timing, fun, and excitement. They really exceeded our expectations!!! It was a pleasure working with Mary to set up the wedding timeline and playlist before the wedding, and the musicians were simply incredible. They deserve more than 5 stars!
We give our HIGHEST recommendation to Fifth Avenue Orchestras! The musicians made our wedding a truly special experience, Read more...
We give our HIGHEST recommendation to Fifth Avenue Orchestras! The musicians made our wedding a truly special experience, with perfect timing, fun, and excitement. They really exceeded our expectations!!! It was a pleasure working with Mary to set up the wedding timeline and playlist before the wedding, and the musicians were simply incredible. They deserve more than 5 stars! Read less
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Carissa
Wedding:
4/20/2013
5.0/5.0
We used Fifth Avenue Orchestras and Entertaiment for our other daughter's wedding in the Fall of 2010. So many of our guests commented then about how much they liked the band that we decided to use them for our other daughter's wedding. Completely different venue. Both occasions used different music before the ceremony and during cocktails---one strings, the other Spanish guitar, e.g., and Fifth Avenue was able to provide competent musicians. Mary and George are very accommodative and wonderful to work with. The results exceeded our expectations on both occasions. Guests at our latest event were commenting during the festivities how much they liked the band and asking where did we find them..
We used Fifth Avenue Orchestras and Entertaiment for our other daughter's wedding in the Fall of 2010. So many of our Read more...
We used Fifth Avenue Orchestras and Entertaiment for our other daughter's wedding in the Fall of 2010. So many of our guests commented then about how much they liked the band that we decided to use them for our other daughter's wedding. Completely different venue. Both occasions used different music before the ceremony and during cocktails---one strings, the other Spanish guitar, e.g., and Fifth Avenue was able to provide competent musicians. Mary and George are very accommodative and wonderful to work with. The results exceeded our expectations on both occasions. Guests at our latest event were commenting during the festivities how much they liked the band and asking where did we find them.. Read less
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sandy
Wedding:
9/29/2012
5.0/5.0
If you want an absolutely amazing, fantastic band for your wedding, The Music Connection Orchestra is the band for you. They are so versatile. They can play any music or song you desire. If it is not on their list, they will learn it. We are from Ohio and they learned "Hang on Sloopy" for our daughter's California wedding. All us buckeye fans went crazy. Everybody raved about how this was the BEST WEDDING BAND they had ever had the pleasure of listening to. The band pleased all of our guests ranging in age from 18 to 85. We couldn't have had a better time. Thank-you for the beautiful memories that will last us our lifetime. The music is still playing in our heads. Make sure you splurge for the whole orchestra including the horns when booking this band. It is well worth it.
We can't thank-you enough.
Sincerely,
Jeff & Sandy
If you want an absolutely amazing, fantastic band for your wedding, The Music Connection Orchestra is the band for you. Read more...
If you want an absolutely amazing, fantastic band for your wedding, The Music Connection Orchestra is the band for you. They are so versatile. They can play any music or song you desire. If it is not on their list, they will learn it. We are from Ohio and they learned "Hang on Sloopy" for our daughter's California wedding. All us buckeye fans went crazy. Everybody raved about how this was the BEST WEDDING BAND they had ever had the pleasure of listening to. The band pleased all of our guests ranging in age from 18 to 85. We couldn't have had a better time. Thank-you for the beautiful memories that will last us our lifetime. The music is still playing in our heads. Make sure you splurge for the whole orchestra including the horns when booking this band. It is well worth it.
We can't thank-you enough.
Sincerely,
Jeff & Sandy Read less
Services Used: Band
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Sandy
Wedding:
9/29/2012
5.0/5.0
If you want an absolutely amazing, fantastic band for your wedding, The Music Connection Orchestra is the band for you. They are so versatile. They can play any music or song you desire. If it is not on their list, they will learn it. We are from Ohio and they learned "Hang on Sloopy" for our daughter's California wedding. All us buckeye fans went crazy. Everybody raved about how this was the BEST WEDDING BAND they had ever had the pleasure of listening to. The band pleased all of our guests ranging in age from 18 to 85. We couldn't have had a better time. Thank-you for the beautiful memories that will last us our lifetime. The music is still playing in our heads. Make sure you splurge for the whole orchestra including the horns when booking this band. It is well worth it.
We can't thank-you enough.
Sincerely,
Jeff & Sandy
If you want an absolutely amazing, fantastic band for your wedding, The Music Connection Orchestra is the band for you. Read more...
If you want an absolutely amazing, fantastic band for your wedding, The Music Connection Orchestra is the band for you. They are so versatile. They can play any music or song you desire. If it is not on their list, they will learn it. We are from Ohio and they learned "Hang on Sloopy" for our daughter's California wedding. All us buckeye fans went crazy. Everybody raved about how this was the BEST WEDDING BAND they had ever had the pleasure of listening to. The band pleased all of our guests ranging in age from 18 to 85. We couldn't have had a better time. Thank-you for the beautiful memories that will last us our lifetime. The music is still playing in our heads. Make sure you splurge for the whole orchestra including the horns when booking this band. It is well worth it.
We can't thank-you enough.
Sincerely,
Jeff & Sandy Read less
Services Used: Band
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nancy
Wedding:
4/17/2010
5.0/5.0
Fifth Avenue Orchestras & Entertainment is the best Thanks to them our wedding was a huge success. From the moment they started playing to the very end, the dance floor was full from the youngest to the oldest. They always knew what to play and how to "work" the event. They are true professionals, very accommodating, talented and entertaining. It doesn't get any better! all my guest are still raving about how much fun they had, even that I did not give them a music list, I trusted them and they delivered.... I will recommended to anyone who wants to have a time of their life!!!!!!!!
Fifth Avenue Orchestras & Entertainment is the best Thanks to them our wedding was a huge success. From the moment they Read more...
Fifth Avenue Orchestras & Entertainment is the best Thanks to them our wedding was a huge success. From the moment they started playing to the very end, the dance floor was full from the youngest to the oldest. They always knew what to play and how to "work" the event. They are true professionals, very accommodating, talented and entertaining. It doesn't get any better! all my guest are still raving about how much fun they had, even that I did not give them a music list, I trusted them and they delivered.... I will recommended to anyone who wants to have a time of their life!!!!!!!! Read less
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Christine
Wedding:
4/15/2010
5.0/5.0
They played beautiful, soft music during dinner and checked in a few times on volume. They checked in many times before the wedding to get all the details right for which songs to be played when and which off of their songlist to never play-- they made no errors!! Every song was beautiful. They are so talented, outgoing and friendly. They really went out of their way to make sure our guests were continually having fun! We appreciate all they did for us on our wedding day.
They played beautiful, soft music during dinner and checked in a few times on volume. They checked in many times before Read more...
They played beautiful, soft music during dinner and checked in a few times on volume. They checked in many times before the wedding to get all the details right for which songs to be played when and which off of their songlist to never play-- they made no errors!! Every song was beautiful. They are so talented, outgoing and friendly. They really went out of their way to make sure our guests were continually having fun! We appreciate all they did for us on our wedding day. Read less
Services Used: Band
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MK40
Wedding:
1/30/2009
5.0/5.0
I wanted to get some classic music to be played at the wedding before we hit the cake. Also they are very professional at what they do and good all around.
I wanted to get some classic music to be played at the wedding before we hit the cake. Also they are very professional at Read more...
I wanted to get some classic music to be played at the wedding before we hit the cake. Also they are very professional at what they do and good all around. Read less
Services Used: Band
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Teresa
Wedding:
8/30/2008
5.0/5.0
They were the hit ofthe party!!! They were professional and fun!!! They played at my husand's sisters Wedding a few months prior and we knew we would use them!!! They played everything from Bob Marley to Beethoven!!!
They were the hit ofthe party!!! They were professional and fun!!! They played at my husand's sisters Wedding a few months Read more...
They were the hit ofthe party!!! They were professional and fun!!! They played at my husand's sisters Wedding a few months prior and we knew we would use them!!! They played everything from Bob Marley to Beethoven!!! Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
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Rachel
Wedding:
8/2/2008
5.0/5.0
We booked the band 'Marquis' and couldn't have been happier with them! They were excellent! Not only were they great MCing the night, but they were so talented and virtually every guest commented on how great they were.
We booked the band 'Marquis' and couldn't have been happier with them! They were excellent! Not only were they great MCing Read more...
We booked the band 'Marquis' and couldn't have been happier with them! They were excellent! Not only were they great MCing the night, but they were so talented and virtually every guest commented on how great they were. Read less
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Robyn
Wedding:
8/6/2005
5.0/5.0
This band made our wedding a great party. They played everything from oldies to Beyonce. They were more expensive than a dj, but they were definitely worth it. Our friends still tell us that ours is the best wedding they have been to...and it is because of our band!
This band made our wedding a great party. They played everything from oldies to Beyonce. They were more expensive than a Read more...
This band made our wedding a great party. They played everything from oldies to Beyonce. They were more expensive than a dj, but they were definitely worth it. Our friends still tell us that ours is the best wedding they have been to...and it is because of our band! Read less
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Randi
Wedding:
11/17/2012
4.9/5.0
Mary and George at fifth avenue were awesome! Mary was so sweet and easy to work with prior to the wedding. Multiple wedding guests came up to me and said it was the best band they had ever heard at a wedding. Music connection played at my sister's wedding 11 years ago, and I knew I wanted them to play at my wedding too. They were so great! They had an amazing energy from the beginning that lasted all night. They were definitely the best part of the wedding party!
Mary and George at fifth avenue were awesome! Mary was so sweet and easy to work with prior to the wedding. Multiple Read more...
Mary and George at fifth avenue were awesome! Mary was so sweet and easy to work with prior to the wedding. Multiple wedding guests came up to me and said it was the best band they had ever heard at a wedding. Music connection played at my sister's wedding 11 years ago, and I knew I wanted them to play at my wedding too. They were so great! They had an amazing energy from the beginning that lasted all night. They were definitely the best part of the wedding party! Read less
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jshen1011
Wedding:
6/28/2009
4.9/5.0
They truely brought great atmosphere to my wedding. I first encountered them at my friends' wedding. They are hired on the spot. At my wedding, I got a lot rave from my guests saying that they did a great job. During the planning process, Mary is extremely helpful, detail orientated and prompt respose. Excellent band!!
They truely brought great atmosphere to my wedding. I first encountered them at my friends' wedding. They are hired on the Read more...
They truely brought great atmosphere to my wedding. I first encountered them at my friends' wedding. They are hired on the spot. At my wedding, I got a lot rave from my guests saying that they did a great job. During the planning process, Mary is extremely helpful, detail orientated and prompt respose. Excellent band!! Read less
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Michelle
Wedding:
2/11/2010
4.8/5.0
We had some extra money left over from our budget, and so we decided to get some live music!They were very professional and sounded great. We were very please overall with them. nice to work !
We had some extra money left over from our budget, and so we decided to get some live music!They were very professional Read more...
We had some extra money left over from our budget, and so we decided to get some live music!They were very professional and sounded great. We were very please overall with them. nice to work ! Read less
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Misty
Wedding:
1/6/2010
4.8/5.0
We had some extra money left over from our budget, and so we decided to get some live music!They were very professional and sounded great. We were very please overall with them. nice to work !
We had some extra money left over from our budget, and so we decided to get some live music!They were very professional Read more...
We had some extra money left over from our budget, and so we decided to get some live music!They were very professional and sounded great. We were very please overall with them. nice to work ! Read less
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stingrza
Wedding:
5/9/2009
4.8/5.0
I was in contact with both George and Mary at Fifth Avenue, and both of them were cordial and pleasant to speak to. They answered all of my questions, and on top of that were very manageable and accommodating, which is not something I can say for other quartets I spoke with. We provided Fifth Avenue with a highly specific setlist for both our ceremony and cocktail reception, and they were happy to work with it; in cases where they did not know/have arrangements for a certain song, they were willing to arrange it themselves for a small fee.

The contracts were simple, payment was easy. As pleasant an experience as you could ask for leading into a wedding.

During the event itself, the quartet was professional and talented. They played everything we asked for, looked impeccable, and generally added quite a bit to the wedding. A wonderful experience.
I was in contact with both George and Mary at Fifth Avenue, and both of them were cordial and pleasant to speak to. They Read more...
I was in contact with both George and Mary at Fifth Avenue, and both of them were cordial and pleasant to speak to. They answered all of my questions, and on top of that were very manageable and accommodating, which is not something I can say for other quartets I spoke with. We provided Fifth Avenue with a highly specific setlist for both our ceremony and cocktail reception, and they were happy to work with it; in cases where they did not know/have arrangements for a certain song, they were willing to arrange it themselves for a small fee.

The contracts were simple, payment was easy. As pleasant an experience as you could ask for leading into a wedding.

During the event itself, the quartet was professional and talented. They played everything we asked for, looked impeccable, and generally added quite a bit to the wedding. A wonderful experience. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Frank
Wedding:
10/12/2008
4.5/5.0
The music was superb. Sounded like something off of an old record. Played very nicely.
The music was superb. Sounded like something off of an old record. Played very nicely.
The music was superb. Sounded like something off of an old record. Played very nicely. Read less
Services Used: Band
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Helen
Wedding:
2/11/2008
4.5/5.0
The guests really enjoyed them, although a few requests were turned down due to them not knowing the song. On the other hand they played a broad range of music and it would be unrealistic to expect them to know it all. Great band, Great show, definitely a large part of what made the wedding so magical.
The guests really enjoyed them, although a few requests were turned down due to them not knowing the song. On the other Read more...
The guests really enjoyed them, although a few requests were turned down due to them not knowing the song. On the other hand they played a broad range of music and it would be unrealistic to expect them to know it all. Great band, Great show, definitely a large part of what made the wedding so magical. Read less
Services Used: Band
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JudgingJules
Wedding:
10/9/2010
1.2/5.0
This band was a major, major disappointment. They got the bride's name wrong when made our entrance into our reception [VERY easy name], screwed up the music for our first dance [even though they had two CD's in case one didn't work, they somehow misfired it, and it started half way through - major disappointment - as we had rehearsed with professionals for months before the wedding], the microphones kept screeching during the toasts and speeches, and worst, the musicians seemed bored even though the crowd was lively. I would never use them again for any event.
This band was a major, major disappointment. They got the bride's name wrong when made our entrance into our reception Read more...
This band was a major, major disappointment. They got the bride's name wrong when made our entrance into our reception [VERY easy name], screwed up the music for our first dance [even though they had two CD's in case one didn't work, they somehow misfired it, and it started half way through - major disappointment - as we had rehearsed with professionals for months before the wedding], the microphones kept screeching during the toasts and speeches, and worst, the musicians seemed bored even though the crowd was lively. I would never use them again for any event. Read less
Services Used: Band
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la.bride
Wedding:
9/27/2008
1.2/5.0
If you are OK with your band possibly not knowing the songs, or even the style of music you want at your wedding, then you may be OK with Fifth Avenue Orchestras under its new ownership. Otherwise, do not use this service.

This past spring the Fifth Avenue Orchestras changed ownership and management and with that the quality of service dropped dramatically. Fifth Avenue as it once existed was the work of the owner, Jack who apparently put care into the events as evidenced by the some reviews, however that is NOT the case now.

The new owner is not interested in running a wedding band service himself and yet, has not hired someone to provide the management and oversight provided by the old owner leaving a huge void in the quality they provide. The coordination and care that one would expect from a wedding band service (and was promised to me in hiring FAO) is left to chance. The in depth planning session that Jack had promised was cut to a 3 page basic information survey that we were unable to get the owner on the phone to discuss. At my wedding, the band had no information at all on the type of music they were to play and were not given the song list where we had checked off the songs we liked at the request of the owner (you are not allowed to contact the band prior to the event, but the office guarantees that they will be well prepared based on the information you give the office). This fact only became obvious to me when they started playing current pop songs at my soul/funk/motown wedding.

The new owner’s answer to this is that you choose the band based on the website videos and that's all the assurance customer's have. That was not what I was repeatedly told by the old owner when I choose the service, or the new owner when I talked to him pre-wedding. (The samples of music on the website are so varied that the owner's assertion doesn't even make any sense). I have had a few conversations with the owner following the wedding and they have apologized for the "accident" and admits that was a terrible oversight, he has done nothing to right this wrong. If the new owner’s assertions are true, then I would like future customers to know that they can only expect to have some type of the music played on the website (not their choice of music) at their event. I would not want this type of "accident" to happen to anyone else on their wedding day but I fear with the new owner’s poor customer service and lack of empathy to the importance of an event, it will.

I would like to mention that the band itself was very good (which is why I bumped this review from the 1 star I would have given to the management to 2 stars). However, the fact that the band was very talented just makes me more upset, because I know, had the event not been so mismanaged, the music could have been what I had envisioned for my wedding.
If you are OK with your band possibly not knowing the songs, or even the style of music you want at your wedding, then you Read more...
If you are OK with your band possibly not knowing the songs, or even the style of music you want at your wedding, then you may be OK with Fifth Avenue Orchestras under its new ownership. Otherwise, do not use this service.

This past spring the Fifth Avenue Orchestras changed ownership and management and with that the quality of service dropped dramatically. Fifth Avenue as it once existed was the work of the owner, Jack who apparently put care into the events as evidenced by the some reviews, however that is NOT the case now.

The new owner is not interested in running a wedding band service himself and yet, has not hired someone to provide the management and oversight provided by the old owner leaving a huge void in the quality they provide. The coordination and care that one would expect from a wedding band service (and was promised to me in hiring FAO) is left to chance. The in depth planning session that Jack had promised was cut to a 3 page basic information survey that we were unable to get the owner on the phone to discuss. At my wedding, the band had no information at all on the type of music they were to play and were not given the song list where we had checked off the songs we liked at the request of the owner (you are not allowed to contact the band prior to the event, but the office guarantees that they will be well prepared based on the information you give the office). This fact only became obvious to me when they started playing current pop songs at my soul/funk/motown wedding.

The new owner’s answer to this is that you choose the band based on the website videos and that's all the assurance customer's have. That was not what I was repeatedly told by the old owner when I choose the service, or the new owner when I talked to him pre-wedding. (The samples of music on the website are so varied that the owner's assertion doesn't even make any sense). I have had a few conversations with the owner following the wedding and they have apologized for the "accident" and admits that was a terrible oversight, he has done nothing to right this wrong. If the new owner’s assertions are true, then I would like future customers to know that they can only expect to have some type of the music played on the website (not their choice of music) at their event. I would not want this type of "accident" to happen to anyone else on their wedding day but I fear with the new owner’s poor customer service and lack of empathy to the importance of an event, it will.

I would like to mention that the band itself was very good (which is why I bumped this review from the 1 star I would have given to the management to 2 stars). However, the fact that the band was very talented just makes me more upset, because I know, had the event not been so mismanaged, the music could have been what I had envisioned for my wedding. Read less
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