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Musical Occasions

Vancouver , BC
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Vancouver, BC CA (map)

PHONE

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

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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! :)
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!
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.
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!!
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
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!
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
This band got everyone up dancing and we had so many guests mention how much they enjoyed the band. Incredible musicians that can play pretty much anything! They helped make our wedding better than we could have imagined.
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
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mdvhong
Wedding:
6/14/2013
5.0/5.0
I really loved communicating with Musical Occasion's president because I could tell she really wanted to make sure we got beautiful music on our big day. We made a request to have 2 songs (not on the list) played for us and they were able to find arrangements for both of them! The ceremony started late and I'm so thankful they were there to entertain the guests, and the guests loved them!
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Morgan
Wedding:
5/19/2013
5.0/5.0
Wonderful musicians and very professional! They were able to meet all of our requests and we had many complements about them from our guests.
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Christine
Wedding:
6/23/2012
5.0/5.0
We saw this string trio at a friends wedding last year, and as soon as we heard them we knew we had to hire them for our wedding. The music was so beautiful and perfect. They played a variety of music from classical to pop. It was a great variety and our guests loved it! Jan was very responsive and respectful, very polite and kind. She was open to our music choices. The trio was a beautiful addition to our ceremony, simply wonderful.
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.8/5.0
Jan was responsive, easy to communicate with and provided suggestions on how to decide on ceremony music. We hired a solo guitarist and he was awesome. Our guests raved about his performances. I only wished I was able to enjoy the music myself.
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Whitney
Wedding:
7/28/2013
4.7/5.0
I thought Jan from Musical Occasions was so easy to communicate and work with. She helped me pick out my songs over e-mail and I did not have to worry or search for music for a long time for my ceremony. Their website is very clean, you are able to listen to a huge selection of high quality demo. They are extremely professional and you will not go wrong with choosing them to play your music while walking down the aisle ;)
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Megan
Wedding:
9/13/2013
4.4/5.0
We met musical occassions at the brock house wedding show and were blown away, I had never heard anything like it before and I was truly mesmerized. Naturally, when it came time to start nailing down those fine details for our big day they were at the top of my list. I was able to find an option that worked for our budget but would still provide the sound I was looking for and I truly feel that having the live musicians really added something special and memorable to our ceremony. The string trio we hired were exceptionally professional, but also have a passion for the music that you don't always see, it is so entertaining to watch as they genuinely love to play and you can hear it in their music. They were fabulous and we were so happy to have them be a part of our day, I only wish that as the bride I was able to be out there more to hear them!
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Melanie
Wedding:
9/14/2013
4.0/5.0
Jen and her team of musicians were fantastic to deal with. We hired a violinist and a guitarist for our ceremony and couldn't have been happier with the result. I highly recommend Musical Occasions to anyone who needs live music for their next event.
Services Used: Ceremony Music

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