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Renaissance Orchestra

Philadelphia , PA

LOCATION

Philadelphia, PA 19103 US (map)

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610-370-3050

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ABOUT US

We are a ten piece band that consists of two male vocalists, two female vocalists, guitar, bass, keyboard, drums, trumpet and saxophone. Our instrumentation and diverse vocalists allow... Read more
We are a ten piece band that consists of two male vocalists, two female vocalists, guitar, bass, keyboard, drums, trumpet and saxophone. Our instrumentation and diverse vocalists allow us to play a wide variety of musical styles. We provide a high energy dance party and our goal is to keep your dance floor packed all night long! We play continuous music throughout the party, which means no breaks and no Cd’s unless you wanted that for some reason. We play what’s appropriate for what’s happening during the party, so we keep it mellow during dinner time. Hopefully you get a chance to explore our web site and browse our song list. In addition to the songs you see there, we will learn up to three songs for your party. Our band manager, Phaedra will handle all of the pre-party planning with you and during the party and would be the person that acts as emcee and coordinates with your other vendors. That way, you can relax and enjoy the fun with your family and friends and not worry about the little details.

Our packages typically consist of a duo of piano or guitar, accompanied by a horn, for your cocktail hour and the full ten piece band for a four hour reception.

Renaissance has been in business for over eleven years and during that time we have built a stellar reputation of professionalism, service and exceptional talent. The success of your party is of the utmost importance to us and we will go above and beyond to make sure it’s the party of a lifetime!

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INFO FOR BAND

Are you an agency or a band?
Band
How many musicians are in your band(s)?
7+
What genres of music does (do) your band(s) play?
Big Band, Classic Rock, Classical, Country, Dance, Funk, Jazz, Latin, Motown, Oldies, Pop, R&B/Soul, Reggae, Rock, Swing, Top 40
What music services do you provide?
Ceremony Music, Cocktail Hour Music, Learning New Songs, Liability Insurance, MC, Reception Music, Vocals, Willing to Travel
What items are available?
Microphones, Sound/PA System

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Anonymous
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Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We booked Renaissance Orchestra without ever hearing them-- based upon a friend of a friend's recommendation. She said they were that good and now, after having them at our wedding-- they are TRULY spectacular. They made our wedding. Hand's down. Their energy, professionalism, and talent turned our reception into a dance party and such a memorable time. I cannot count how many instances people came up to us that night and even now, almost a month later to compliment us on "how amazing the band is." This was ranging from my grandma to my dad's co-workers to my high school cousins. They learned a few songs that we weren't sure were even possible and to hear them being played perfectly on our wedding night was such a thrill. We are so grateful to Phaedra and the entire Renaissance Orchestra team for giving us the wedding and night of our lives.
We booked Renaissance Orchestra without ever hearing them-- based upon a friend of a friend's recommendation. She said Read more...
We booked Renaissance Orchestra without ever hearing them-- based upon a friend of a friend's recommendation. She said they were that good and now, after having them at our wedding-- they are TRULY spectacular. They made our wedding. Hand's down. Their energy, professionalism, and talent turned our reception into a dance party and such a memorable time. I cannot count how many instances people came up to us that night and even now, almost a month later to compliment us on "how amazing the band is." This was ranging from my grandma to my dad's co-workers to my high school cousins. They learned a few songs that we weren't sure were even possible and to hear them being played perfectly on our wedding night was such a thrill. We are so grateful to Phaedra and the entire Renaissance Orchestra team for giving us the wedding and night of our lives. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We simply cannot thank Phaedra, Leon and the Renaissance Orchestra enough. They were amazing to work with starting on Day One... so responsive, flexible, professional, and so cool to work with. And then on the day of the wedding, they totally exceeded all of our expectations. Our advice to any couples considering Renaissance is to communicate your hopes/expectations with Phaedra... definitely provide her with a well thought-out, diverse song preference list... and then TRUST them. That's it. They are talented, have good energy, have diverse musical range, and Phaedra was a great emcee... she clearly knows when to step up at the wedding, and when to be more subdued. Friends and family continue to comment months later on how wonderful the band was, and we certainly agree. A great band can be the glue that helps brings the whole reception together. Seriously, put your trust in Phaedra and the band to provide the entertainment at your big day... they are a world class group.
We simply cannot thank Phaedra, Leon and the Renaissance Orchestra enough. They were amazing to work with starting on Day Read more...
We simply cannot thank Phaedra, Leon and the Renaissance Orchestra enough. They were amazing to work with starting on Day One... so responsive, flexible, professional, and so cool to work with. And then on the day of the wedding, they totally exceeded all of our expectations. Our advice to any couples considering Renaissance is to communicate your hopes/expectations with Phaedra... definitely provide her with a well thought-out, diverse song preference list... and then TRUST them. That's it. They are talented, have good energy, have diverse musical range, and Phaedra was a great emcee... she clearly knows when to step up at the wedding, and when to be more subdued. Friends and family continue to comment months later on how wonderful the band was, and we certainly agree. A great band can be the glue that helps brings the whole reception together. Seriously, put your trust in Phaedra and the band to provide the entertainment at your big day... they are a world class group. Read less
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Martha
Wedding:
5/29/2016
5.0/5.0
Renaissance Orchestra made our wedding the best day ever! The entire time we worked with them the service was incredible. When we sent them an initial email, they were extremely accommodating in providing opportunities to see them live. Phaedra was really responsive and easy to work with. When we got close to the wedding date they made everything so easy for us - they sent us everything we needed, met with us at a convenient location, and walked through the day so we knew exactly what to expect. And then on the wedding day they were PHENOMENAL - they had everyone on the dance floor all night, were so, so, so, so upbeat, and could play all different types of music perfectly. We requested an LCD Soundsystem song for our final song and they absolutely killed it. Everyone is still talking about how great our band was, months later! And from a service side, they were definitely one of the most responsive, flexible, and accommodating vendors we worked with.
Renaissance Orchestra made our wedding the best day ever! The entire time we worked with them the service was incredible. Read more...
Renaissance Orchestra made our wedding the best day ever! The entire time we worked with them the service was incredible. When we sent them an initial email, they were extremely accommodating in providing opportunities to see them live. Phaedra was really responsive and easy to work with. When we got close to the wedding date they made everything so easy for us - they sent us everything we needed, met with us at a convenient location, and walked through the day so we knew exactly what to expect. And then on the wedding day they were PHENOMENAL - they had everyone on the dance floor all night, were so, so, so, so upbeat, and could play all different types of music perfectly. We requested an LCD Soundsystem song for our final song and they absolutely killed it. Everyone is still talking about how great our band was, months later! And from a service side, they were definitely one of the most responsive, flexible, and accommodating vendors we worked with. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I'm so incredibly glad we booked this band for our wedding! They really knew how to get people dancing and keep the party going. We wanted a variety of music, from jazz to country to modern hits, and they excelled in all genres. Our guests kept saying how great the band was, and several of them mentioned that they wanted to book them for their own weddings. They really helped make our wedding unforgettable!!
I'm so incredibly glad we booked this band for our wedding! They really knew how to get people dancing and keep the party Read more...
I'm so incredibly glad we booked this band for our wedding! They really knew how to get people dancing and keep the party going. We wanted a variety of music, from jazz to country to modern hits, and they excelled in all genres. Our guests kept saying how great the band was, and several of them mentioned that they wanted to book them for their own weddings. They really helped make our wedding unforgettable!! Read less
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Tyler
Wedding:
1/2/2016
5.0/5.0
Headline: 90%+ of the photos from our reception will be of the dance floor. Guests and ourselves included did not sit down. The 10 piece brass band rocked it - for every generation in attendance.

The details: Phaedra, band manager, was extremely thoughtful throughout the process. She provided an extensive list of music options for us to pick out our favorites. We were told this would serve as a basis for the music, but the band would audible depending on how the guests were reacting (package also came with three songs we could have the band learn). It all worked out flawlessly. They provided dance floor hits one after the other. Guests asked us throughout the night who chose the music and band, with nothing but compliments.

Phaedra was very responsive throughout the process and also coordinated directly with our venue to make sure everything went according to plan. She's wonderful.

In conclusion, having a bind to fit the vibe of our wedding was crucial and we could not have been happier. We wouldn't be surprised if we see the Renaissance Orchestra at several of our friends' weddings in the future.
Headline: 90%+ of the photos from our reception will be of the dance floor. Guests and ourselves included did not sit Read more...
Headline: 90%+ of the photos from our reception will be of the dance floor. Guests and ourselves included did not sit down. The 10 piece brass band rocked it - for every generation in attendance.

The details: Phaedra, band manager, was extremely thoughtful throughout the process. She provided an extensive list of music options for us to pick out our favorites. We were told this would serve as a basis for the music, but the band would audible depending on how the guests were reacting (package also came with three songs we could have the band learn). It all worked out flawlessly. They provided dance floor hits one after the other. Guests asked us throughout the night who chose the music and band, with nothing but compliments.

Phaedra was very responsive throughout the process and also coordinated directly with our venue to make sure everything went according to plan. She's wonderful.

In conclusion, having a bind to fit the vibe of our wedding was crucial and we could not have been happier. We wouldn't be surprised if we see the Renaissance Orchestra at several of our friends' weddings in the future. Read less
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Henry
Wedding:
11/7/2015
5.0/5.0
To say Renaissance Orchestra made our wedding great would be a huge understatement! From the first contact to the wedding night they were absolutely fantastic! Phaedra (the band manager) was a joy to work with and did an extraordinary job of keeping in contact with us throughout the whole process. The band was terrific at feeling the vibe of the crowd and getting butts out of their seats and onto the dance floor! If you are looking for a wedding band I can honestly say you can stop your search with them!
To say Renaissance Orchestra made our wedding great would be a huge understatement! From the first contact to the wedding Read more...
To say Renaissance Orchestra made our wedding great would be a huge understatement! From the first contact to the wedding night they were absolutely fantastic! Phaedra (the band manager) was a joy to work with and did an extraordinary job of keeping in contact with us throughout the whole process. The band was terrific at feeling the vibe of the crowd and getting butts out of their seats and onto the dance floor! If you are looking for a wedding band I can honestly say you can stop your search with them! Read less
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Maggie
Wedding:
10/10/2015
5.0/5.0
Before our wedding I told band manager Phaedra that my dream for my wedding reception was to have a full dance floor the whole time. Renaissance made this dream come true! Our guests went crazy for this band!! They were extremely talented and did an expert job reading the crowd. I would recommend them to anyone who is looking for the best entertainment in the area!
Before our wedding I told band manager Phaedra that my dream for my wedding reception was to have a full dance floor the Read more...
Before our wedding I told band manager Phaedra that my dream for my wedding reception was to have a full dance floor the whole time. Renaissance made this dream come true! Our guests went crazy for this band!! They were extremely talented and did an expert job reading the crowd. I would recommend them to anyone who is looking for the best entertainment in the area! Read less
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Lindsay
Wedding:
8/15/2015
5.0/5.0
Phaedra and the Renaissance Orchestra were the best decision we could have made! Everyone was dancing from start to finish! Days and even weeks after the wedding we were still getting compliments on how amazing the band was! I highly recommend Renaissance Orchestra if you love a good party and want your guests to dance all night. They adjusted their usual playing schedule to coordinate with our caterer and also learned 3 songs for us! One of which was a phish song for my husband! They also let my cousin play the drums for a few songs, really made our day special! I can't recommend this band enough, truly amazing!!!
Phaedra and the Renaissance Orchestra were the best decision we could have made! Everyone was dancing from start to Read more...
Phaedra and the Renaissance Orchestra were the best decision we could have made! Everyone was dancing from start to finish! Days and even weeks after the wedding we were still getting compliments on how amazing the band was! I highly recommend Renaissance Orchestra if you love a good party and want your guests to dance all night. They adjusted their usual playing schedule to coordinate with our caterer and also learned 3 songs for us! One of which was a phish song for my husband! They also let my cousin play the drums for a few songs, really made our day special! I can't recommend this band enough, truly amazing!!! Read less
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Justin
Wedding:
6/27/2015
5.0/5.0
I can't say enough about Renaissance Orchestra. They were the one unknown for us going in as we never got a chance to hear them live before booking, but they absolutely blew us away.

Here's the highlights:

- People were on the dance floor literally ALL NIGHT. A musician friend of mine commented on this and mentioned how they didn't take any breaks in between songs and it made all the difference. They didn't give people a chance to leave! Combine that with a really well put together set list and we had a packed dance floor, and people at every age having an amazing time.

- They covered our requested songs perfectly. We weren't easy on them. We asked them to end the night with a cover of LCD Soundsystem "Dance Yrself Clean". We had no idea how they would cover it, as its kind of a weird request, but they absolutely nailed it. It was perfect. Video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_LxCzYvwao&app=desktop

- Phaedra and her team were professionals and so easy to deal with. We live in NYC and they met up with us to go through song list and schedule. They incorporated all our requests and musical tastes perfectly, and were so communicative and made the process all so easy.

With many Philly weddings bands going at double the price, I can guarantee you that Renaissance Orchestra is definitely the best deal in Philly and possibly the best band. Can't recommend enough.
I can't say enough about Renaissance Orchestra. They were the one unknown for us going in as we never got a chance to hear Read more...
I can't say enough about Renaissance Orchestra. They were the one unknown for us going in as we never got a chance to hear them live before booking, but they absolutely blew us away.

Here's the highlights:

- People were on the dance floor literally ALL NIGHT. A musician friend of mine commented on this and mentioned how they didn't take any breaks in between songs and it made all the difference. They didn't give people a chance to leave! Combine that with a really well put together set list and we had a packed dance floor, and people at every age having an amazing time.

- They covered our requested songs perfectly. We weren't easy on them. We asked them to end the night with a cover of LCD Soundsystem "Dance Yrself Clean". We had no idea how they would cover it, as its kind of a weird request, but they absolutely nailed it. It was perfect. Video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_LxCzYvwao&app=desktop

- Phaedra and her team were professionals and so easy to deal with. We live in NYC and they met up with us to go through song list and schedule. They incorporated all our requests and musical tastes perfectly, and were so communicative and made the process all so easy.

With many Philly weddings bands going at double the price, I can guarantee you that Renaissance Orchestra is definitely the best deal in Philly and possibly the best band. Can't recommend enough. Read less
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Brooke and Joe
Wedding:
6/20/2015
5.0/5.0
After attending my cousin's wedding where Renaissance Orchestra performed, it was a no-brainer for us to try to hire them for our wedding reception. In the months following our wedding, we have gotten several compliments from friends and family saying how much fun they had at the reception and the atmosphere created by Renaissance Orchestra played a huge role in that. Phaedra was a pleasure to work with leading up to the wedding. She was a true professional who made the process stress-free. The band is made up of talented musicians who know exactly how to gauge the audience and setting (cocktail hour, dinner, etc). Several of our guests have told us they couldn't keep themselves off the dance floor because of how great the band was. We would recommend Renaissance Orchestra as strongly as possible to anyone having their wedding reception in the Philly/NJ/DE area. Thanks again Renaissance Orchestra!
After attending my cousin's wedding where Renaissance Orchestra performed, it was a no-brainer for us to try to hire them Read more...
After attending my cousin's wedding where Renaissance Orchestra performed, it was a no-brainer for us to try to hire them for our wedding reception. In the months following our wedding, we have gotten several compliments from friends and family saying how much fun they had at the reception and the atmosphere created by Renaissance Orchestra played a huge role in that. Phaedra was a pleasure to work with leading up to the wedding. She was a true professional who made the process stress-free. The band is made up of talented musicians who know exactly how to gauge the audience and setting (cocktail hour, dinner, etc). Several of our guests have told us they couldn't keep themselves off the dance floor because of how great the band was. We would recommend Renaissance Orchestra as strongly as possible to anyone having their wedding reception in the Philly/NJ/DE area. Thanks again Renaissance Orchestra! Read less
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