Music bands for weddings in Italy

Music bands for weddings in Italy

Hiring the best musicians able to create a special atmosphere for your wedding is essential when planning a successful Italian wedding!
I married one of the best-known Italian Jazz musicians, and the music reigns in every corner of my house, therefore I pay very much attention when hiring a band that will play at my weddings. My main desire is creating a perfectly planned event and music is certainly one of the most important things that need to be carefully organized for an Italian wedding entertainment that will create the right atmosphere.

What is the right music entertainment during the ceremony? 90% of couples choose to hire classical musicians and I highly recommend the following options:

  1. Single musician (harpist,  guitarist or violinist)
  2. Violin and cello
  3. Harpist & Flautist
  4. Harpist & Soprano
  5. Harpist & Violin
  6. String Trio or Quartet
  7. Guitar & Mandolin (recommended in southern Italian locations)
  8. Organist & Soprano or Tenor (for church ceremonies)

Top selection of classic wedding music for a wedding ceremony:

  1. Air on the G String – J.S.Bach – this is an extremely famous and popular piece for a wedding ceremony. It is gentle, calming, definitely beautiful and these qualities are a perfect complement for any wedding.
  2. Canon in D – Johan Pachelbel – Another very popular piece played mainly during the processional. It is very elegant and delicate. It is a perfect song for brides walking down the aisle.
  3. Ave Maria – Bach/Gounod – This enchanting piece of music has a very dream-like melody, that evokes tranquillity and peace. Mainly used during religious ceremonies.
  4. Ave Verum Corpus – Mozart – This is a perfect piece to be played in-between parts of the ceremony or while guests are waiting for the bride to arrive. Classic harmonies.
  5. Gabriel’s Oboe – Morricone – One of the most romantic and delicate songs for a wedding. Evokes magical and pure atmospheres.
  6. “Winter” from the Four Season – A. Vivaldi – Joyful piece mainly played at the exit of the ceremony.
  7. Trumpet Voluntary – Clark
  8. Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring – J.S. Bach – popular and elegant piece mainly used for processional
  9. Air from Water Music – Handel – his triumphant and regal melody makes it perfect to be played during the processional
  10. Wedding march (Bridal Chorus) Wagner – the Queen of all wedding melodies. This piece is the most famous melody for the bride’s entrance.

The cocktail time is another important moment of your wedding as it sets the mood for the whole event. Suitable music entertainment during the cocktail time are:

  1. String Trio or Quartet
  2. Bossanova Latin Jazz Band
  3. Neapolitan duets
  4. Gipsy guitar
  5. Jazz Duet
  6. Pianist
Here below you can look at some videos of music entertainment during the cocktail time… such as
Bossanova Latin Jazz music, perfect for a relaxed cocktail time

Gipsy style guitar music…

Neapolitan Traditional music…

During the wedding banquet,  there are endless  options to choose from… classical musicians, live Jazz, Swing or Pop bands, the most requested genres of musical entertainment during the wedding meal for a wedding in Italy are:

  1. Pianist solo
  2. Pianist  & Singer
  3. classical musicians such as String Quartet, Guitarist, classical duet
  4. Jazz or Swing Bands
  5. Pop and Funky Bands
  6. Latin Bands
  7. Italian Wedding Bands (folklore music)
  8. Latin Jazz Bands
  9. DJ
Enjoy some video demos of events organized in the past…
A jazz band quartet with singer Michael Bublè style…

A big band with singers to dance the night away…

A funky band to dance after dinner…

Latin Cuban music for a lively after dinner…

Jazz Band with singer Sinatra style

Other ideas can be found on our main website about Wedding Music and Entertainments. If you are interested in organizing a special music entertainment for your wedding in Italy, do not hesitate to contact us!



We are and Australian couple, planning to have our civil marriage ceremony in Tivoli. We would like to have a classical guitarist to play at our brief (30 minute) ceremony. Our wedding date is September 27th 2012. We are eloping and so we will not have guests at our ceremony, but we still want our ceremony to be exceptionally beautiful. Could you give us an idea of the cost of hiring a classical guitarist for our wedding in Tivoli in September. Thank you. Julia

To make your wedding memorable you should hire the best wedding band which have well experience and working from many years. They should have all the latest version of musical instruments and different types of music.

Hi, we are getting married on 31st of May 2013 in Terracina. The guests will be a mix of Austrians (I am Austrian), Italian and English people. I would like to hava a band which plays music that everybody knows and everybody would dance. A mix of couple dance (like Frank Sinatra and party pop music).

Can you help me?
Many thanks in advance.
Best regards.

Nice Blog,,,,,

Thanks for the information….

My Live Entertainment is a reckoned Wedding Entertainment. Choosing Live Entertainment means that you are assured of a professional service that can make preparation for your marriage entertainment a simple and hassle-free experience.


We are getting married in Liguria Italy in September and really need some help in finding a wedding band. While we are not in need of a wedding planner, we do need help in finding a band.

Is there any chance you can help us out (for a fee of course!) We are looking for a jazz/swing type 3 piece that can play atmospheric music during dinner and then music for dancing in the evening.

Any help would be much appreciated.

Tom and Jenny.


My name is Natasha Piano and I am getting married in Rome, Italy on September 16th, 2014. I am interested in a string quartet, a bossa nova guitarist, an American and Italian standards band like Vittorio’s, and a DJ.

I would love to hear more about your pricing and options. Please feel free to email or call me at 310.339.1505.



Hi, I am in the process of planning a grand opening of Italian Restaurant in KUWAIT.Interested in Neopolitan Trio. Tobe end of MArch 2014

Hi I wanted to inquire about the Walter video above.
A jazz band quartet with singer M. Bublè style

I like this style of band and wanted to check prices, alternative options and costs.

Thank you in advance

Hello, we are getting married in Florence in July 2015 and would like to understand rough estimates for a string quartet to play during our ceremony and reception (3 hours) all in the same venue.
Please could you give me an idea of pricing we could expect to pay?
Many thanks

HI Laura,

We are looking for a piano player to play during dinner for our wedding next June 12th, this would be roughly from 6.30pm – 9pm. We are also interested in a harp player during canapes, this would be from 4.45pm – 6.30pm as a rough estimate.

Many Thanks

Dears, I want to inquire about the jazz band after dinner for our wedding party at a small local hotel in Portofino on 7 May 2017. Please advice us about timing and the price. Thank you.

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