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Musical Occasions

Vancouver , BC
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Vancouver, BC CA (map)

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778-855-1536

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ABOUT US

Can you imagine walking down the aisle to scilence, or not having a first dance? Music is one of the most memorable parts of a wedding! It is your main source of entertainment for the... Read more
Can you imagine walking down the aisle to scilence, or not having a first dance? Music is one of the most memorable parts of a wedding! It is your main source of entertainment for the day, and since music often brings back memories, it’s one of the things that your guests will remember the most; and one of the many parts of your wedding that you will remember fondly – every time you hear your special songs.

Since 1990, we have provided exceptional live music for thousands of wedding ceremonies, cocktail hours and receptions and we are proud to be the only music agency that specializes in weddings in Western Canada!

Over our two decades in business, we have created one of the largest rosters of professional musicians in BC. Our musicians are of the highest calibre and include Juno Award winners, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and Vancouver Opera members as well as University music professors.

We provide our clients an almost unlimited amount of options of music ensembles from solo classical guitar to 10-piece dance bands for over 350 events a year. We're not just your average musicians either. Our classical ensembles can play everything from Mozart to Metallica and Beethoven to Bruno Mars. Our dance bands have the largest song books in the city covering the 1920s to todays top hits. We make sure to cover it all!

Specializing in classical, jazz, dance bands, world music and DJ’s we are truly a full-service agency. We are Vancouver’s most respected music agency and one of the most sought after wedding vendors in the city. We are committed to making your wedding the day you've dreamed of.

Contact us: info@musicaloccasions.ca | 778-855-1536 Read less
Ceremony Music , DJ

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INFO FOR CEREMONY MUSIC

What ceremony music arrangements can you provide?
Instrumental - Duo, Instrumental - Solo, Instrumental - Trio, Orchestra, Soloist / Vocalist, String - Quartet, String - Quintet, String - Trio
What instruments does your group play?
Cello, Flute, Guitar, Harp, Piano, Viola, Violin
What is your usual attire?
All of our musicians wear tuxedos/black attire unless otherwise requested.
Do you offer live sample performances or CDs?
Please visit our website to hear samples of all of our live music options.
How much time do you usually need for setup?
Depending on the ensemble/band you choose, setup can range from 15 minutes to an hour.
Do you charge for travel expenses? If yes, how much do you charge?
Yes, we charge additional fees for travel. Fees depend on how far the musicians need to travel.

INFO FOR DJ

Do you have liability insurance?
Yes

REVIEWS

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Kelly
Wedding:
9/27/2014
5.0/5.0
WOW. WOW. WOW.
Entertainment is of utmost importance to us. We had a french theme wedding so we wanted french themed music for parts of our day. We hired multiple musicians from Musical Occasions (20 total) and every single one of them blew us away!
We had an accordion player playing french love songs as our guests arrived, a string octet as we walked down the aisle, a gospel choir, singer, horn section and 8 strings to replicate the "Love Actually" scene at the end of the movie during the recessional, a 4 piece french jazz quartet to play through our dinner hour and the best DJ in the world for our reception!
We had pretty much EVERY guest come up to us during the night to tell us that the entertainment was next lever exceptional.

We are SO thrilled that everyone loved it as we all know that if your entertainment is lame then everybody will remember that! Thank you Musical Occasions and your very detail oriented team for making our day AMAZING on every level. We loved everything about your service.
WOW. WOW. WOW.
Entertainment is of utmost importance to us. We had a french theme wedding so we wanted french themed Read more...
WOW. WOW. WOW.
Entertainment is of utmost importance to us. We had a french theme wedding so we wanted french themed music for parts of our day. We hired multiple musicians from Musical Occasions (20 total) and every single one of them blew us away!
We had an accordion player playing french love songs as our guests arrived, a string octet as we walked down the aisle, a gospel choir, singer, horn section and 8 strings to replicate the "Love Actually" scene at the end of the movie during the recessional, a 4 piece french jazz quartet to play through our dinner hour and the best DJ in the world for our reception!
We had pretty much EVERY guest come up to us during the night to tell us that the entertainment was next lever exceptional.

We are SO thrilled that everyone loved it as we all know that if your entertainment is lame then everybody will remember that! Thank you Musical Occasions and your very detail oriented team for making our day AMAZING on every level. We loved everything about your service. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ
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Christina
Wedding:
9/20/2014
5.0/5.0
Musical Occasions provided an amazing String Quartet for our Catholic church ceremony. The company was well versed in Catholic ceremonies and was aware of many song restrictions that some churches have on music selections.

Musical Occasions had a huge variety of classical song choices that beautifully accompanied our ceremony. Morgan Trerise was professional and responded to my inquiries right away. He was flexible when I needed to make last minute changes and gave me some great suggestions when I wasn't too sure what would fit well. When our priest officiated the ceremony in a different order as we had planned, the string quartet adapted flawlessly on the spot without any hiccups. We were so impressed and we received tons of compliments on how beautiful the music was.

We would definitely recommend Musical Occasions for future couples!
Musical Occasions provided an amazing String Quartet for our Catholic church ceremony. The company was well versed in Read more...
Musical Occasions provided an amazing String Quartet for our Catholic church ceremony. The company was well versed in Catholic ceremonies and was aware of many song restrictions that some churches have on music selections.

Musical Occasions had a huge variety of classical song choices that beautifully accompanied our ceremony. Morgan Trerise was professional and responded to my inquiries right away. He was flexible when I needed to make last minute changes and gave me some great suggestions when I wasn't too sure what would fit well. When our priest officiated the ceremony in a different order as we had planned, the string quartet adapted flawlessly on the spot without any hiccups. We were so impressed and we received tons of compliments on how beautiful the music was.

We would definitely recommend Musical Occasions for future couples! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Annabelle
Wedding:
8/24/2014
5.0/5.0
I looked around for a long time for a musician to play live music during my ceremony and cocktail hour that would fit the modern vibe of my wedding, without being too classical. I finally booked with guitarist and vocalist Ruel Morales through Musical Occasions after listening to his renditions of some popular music on the website. We asked him to sing during both the processional and recessional. At first I was a bit apprehensive that I wouldn't get to communicate what I wanted properly through a third party, but Morgan was more then accommodating. Ruel showed up on time, and impressed many of our guests. He was amazing, polite, and sounded perfect, like the sound clips posted on the website. I highly recommend them both for your next event. :-)
I looked around for a long time for a musician to play live music during my ceremony and cocktail hour that would fit the Read more...
I looked around for a long time for a musician to play live music during my ceremony and cocktail hour that would fit the modern vibe of my wedding, without being too classical. I finally booked with guitarist and vocalist Ruel Morales through Musical Occasions after listening to his renditions of some popular music on the website. We asked him to sing during both the processional and recessional. At first I was a bit apprehensive that I wouldn't get to communicate what I wanted properly through a third party, but Morgan was more then accommodating. Ruel showed up on time, and impressed many of our guests. He was amazing, polite, and sounded perfect, like the sound clips posted on the website. I highly recommend them both for your next event. :-) Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Sahar
Wedding:
8/1/2014
5.0/5.0
Excellent to work with, accomodating, great follow-up.
Excellent to work with, accomodating, great follow-up.
Excellent to work with, accomodating, great follow-up. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Nicole
Wedding:
7/5/2014
5.0/5.0
Musical Occasions was amazing! They were so professional and sounded superb!
Musical Occasions was amazing! They were so professional and sounded superb!
Musical Occasions was amazing! They were so professional and sounded superb! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We booked a trio (harp, cello, violin) for the morning ceremony and a jazz duo (saxophone and guitar) for the reception banquet, and they were all super AMAZING!!!!! Booking with them was hassle free and smooth! Absolutely wonderful and friendly staff! Made my special day PERFECT!!! Thank you so much MUSICAL OCCASIONS! :)
We booked a trio (harp, cello, violin) for the morning ceremony and a jazz duo (saxophone and guitar) for the reception Read more...
We booked a trio (harp, cello, violin) for the morning ceremony and a jazz duo (saxophone and guitar) for the reception banquet, and they were all super AMAZING!!!!! Booking with them was hassle free and smooth! Absolutely wonderful and friendly staff! Made my special day PERFECT!!! Thank you so much MUSICAL OCCASIONS! :) Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Josie
Wedding:
6/14/2014
5.0/5.0
Booking musical occasions was one of the best parts of my wedding, they played music for my Hotel Georgia wedding ceremony and they were amazing, everyone could not stop talking about them, they were completely on beat and on time and their smiling faces made it even better, a big thank you to musical occasions and I would definately recommend booking them for your next major event, kind of makes me want to get married again just to hear them play, thank you again!
Booking musical occasions was one of the best parts of my wedding, they played music for my Hotel Georgia wedding ceremony Read more...
Booking musical occasions was one of the best parts of my wedding, they played music for my Hotel Georgia wedding ceremony and they were amazing, everyone could not stop talking about them, they were completely on beat and on time and their smiling faces made it even better, a big thank you to musical occasions and I would definately recommend booking them for your next major event, kind of makes me want to get married again just to hear them play, thank you again! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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katie
Wedding:
6/12/2014
5.0/5.0
Wonderfully skilled and professional musicians provided a personal and high quality performance for our wedding ceremony and for guest entertainment before and after. This was an affordable way to add an elegant atmosphere to our small outdoor ceremony. We very much appreciated the personalized services and music selection.
Wonderfully skilled and professional musicians provided a personal and high quality performance for our wedding ceremony Read more...
Wonderfully skilled and professional musicians provided a personal and high quality performance for our wedding ceremony and for guest entertainment before and after. This was an affordable way to add an elegant atmosphere to our small outdoor ceremony. We very much appreciated the personalized services and music selection. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Amy
Wedding:
3/30/2014
5.0/5.0
We booked an acoustic guitarist, Peter, for our ceremony and were so pleased with the result. He played beautifully, learned 3 songs just for us at our request, and we got so many compliments on the music! It was perfect. Musical Occasions was lovely to deal with and I have no complaints. Very professional company.

Our DJ Rob Thomas for the reception was also awesome. We really enjoyed meeting with him before the wedding to discuss music, and he followed up with us until the big day. He was so great during the reception, very professional but also fun and he really paid attention to the type of music our guests responded to, as well as what we said we liked and didn't like. He was great!!
We booked an acoustic guitarist, Peter, for our ceremony and were so pleased with the result. He played beautifully, Read more...
We booked an acoustic guitarist, Peter, for our ceremony and were so pleased with the result. He played beautifully, learned 3 songs just for us at our request, and we got so many compliments on the music! It was perfect. Musical Occasions was lovely to deal with and I have no complaints. Very professional company.

Our DJ Rob Thomas for the reception was also awesome. We really enjoyed meeting with him before the wedding to discuss music, and he followed up with us until the big day. He was so great during the reception, very professional but also fun and he really paid attention to the type of music our guests responded to, as well as what we said we liked and didn't like. He was great!! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Dealing with the staff at Musical Occasions was honestly the highlight of my wedding planning experience. I didn't have to worry about ANYTHING. They took care of everything, suggested the perfect songs and suggested the perfect ensemble for my location and my guests were blown away! They even played Michael Jackson on the strings at my request! Incredible!
I would highly, highly recommend Musical Occasions to anyone seeking amazing entertainment on their wedding day!
Dealing with the staff at Musical Occasions was honestly the highlight of my wedding planning experience. I didn't have to Read more...
Dealing with the staff at Musical Occasions was honestly the highlight of my wedding planning experience. I didn't have to worry about ANYTHING. They took care of everything, suggested the perfect songs and suggested the perfect ensemble for my location and my guests were blown away! They even played Michael Jackson on the strings at my request! Incredible!
I would highly, highly recommend Musical Occasions to anyone seeking amazing entertainment on their wedding day! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ

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