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Have you dreamed of saying your “I do’s” surrounded by breathtaking 360-degree views? Want to host a dreamy reception featuring fabulous fabrics and lighting that complement the guest tables draped with lush exotic florals? Then have continued celebrations on a courtyard under the glow of string lights and the night sky while dancing the night away to live entertainment and music performed by a rock wedding orchestra?

At our core, we believe that when it comes to destination wedding entertainment, a well-known, seasoned, and professional live band is always an incredible choice. Live music brings a vibrant, interactive dynamic to your special day. They know how to read your guests’ vibe, to interact with them and create an unforgettable connection keeping the energy going all night long.

When it’s time to start planning the destination wedding or special event you’ve envisioned, we would like to offer some guidelines to assist you in choosing the right live entertainment complimenting your vision.

Live Entertainment at Destination Weddings

Exceptional Live Entertainment and Music should Resonate with You, from Ceremony to Reception

When seeking live music for your destination wedding or event, it can be difficult to find experienced, talented musicians who will set the mood, keep the evening going and steer your guests onto the dance floor when it’s time. Every wedding and event is unique, which is why it’s important to keep your guests in mind when choosing your music ensuring you create a collection of the best for every taste.

When it comes to live wedding entertainment, a well-known live band is always an incredible choice for a destination wedding. Live music brings a vibrant, interactive dynamic to your special day. They interact and create a great connection with your crowd and keep the energy going throughout the evening.

Live Entertainment is All in the Details

It’s important for your entertainment company to work with your event planner to ensure special attention is given to the entertainment details, like staging size, placement of music ensembles, sound, lighting, costumes and more.

Because every wedding and event is unique, make sure your entertainment company creates ensembles designed with a customized playlist providing the right style of entertainment throughout the evening. From the moment your first guests arrive until the fireworks at the end of the night, you deserve entertainment that’s with you every step of the way.

If you are looking for a unique idea to move your guests from one location to the next, think about music and perhaps themed event costumed actors.

Wedding Musician - Saxophone

Music Selection is Critical

Find a wedding band with a diverse music background and will accommodate your theme and vision.

With an outstanding music repertoire, the evening will begin with listening music while you and your guests mingle and dine and then the best wedding bands get the crowd up and onto the dance floor. Look for event entertainment with a deep library for music selection. This could include classic, jazz, big band swing, fresh versions of pop songs, current top 40 hits, hot Latin music, R&B, Soul, New Orleans funk, and hip hop. Take advantage of a band that also embeds a wedding DJ as part of the ensemble.

Tips To Consider When Booking Live Entertainment For A Destination Wedding

  • Your design style
  • Your entertainment style
  • Consider personalities and the various environments at the venue
  • Book early in the wedding planning process, consider 12-18 months in advance, or earlier if possible

Destination Wedding Entertainment Video

Our Favorite Wedding Destinations


Phoenician & Princess Resorts, Scottsdale


Omni LaCosta Resort, San Diego


Broadmoor Hotel, Colorado Springs
The Little Nell, Aspen
Hotel Jerome, Aspen
The Four Seasons, Vail
The Sonennalp, Vail
Alfred’s & Gorrona Ranch, Telluride


Boca Raton-Royal Palm Yacht and Country Club
The Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo


Ritz Carlton


The Grosvenor House


Casa Dorada Los Cabo Resort & Spa

New York

The Waldorf Astoria in Manhattan

Puerta Rico

El Conquistador Resort


Four Seasons Hotel, Jackson Hole

We hope you find these ideas and tips helpful, and remember, when it comes time to start planning your magical day or even your award-winning corporate extravaganza, a destination event paired with the ideal live entertainment delivers the perfect mix of exotic, adventure and magic.

Check out how to book a band.

“The JBO is a world-class band who will deliver an unforgettable backdrop to your destination event.” – Luxury Event Planner

Jerry Barnett

Jerry Barnett

Founder & President

Jerry Barnett founded Moments Notice in 1980 and built it into Denver’s leading entertainment company. Learn more about Jerry Barnett.