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Brief Encounters on the PATH

Sophie and Seth are both from Brooklyn. They first met on the PATH train. Like the plot of the classic film “Brief Encounter” set in a railway terminal, Sophie and Seth’s meeting was impossibly romantic.

“We’d noticed each other at the PATH station at Liberty View for months,” recalls Lauren, who commutes to Jersey City every day from her home in Brooklyn. “I’m 5-foot-10-inches tall so it cuts down the number of eligible guys because I don’t like to tower over them.”

Seth is 6-foot-3 inches tall and really stood out from the crowd. He was smartly dressed and Sophie couldn’t help thinking he was good-looking and sexy. The two regularly exchanged admiring glances but neither was brave enough to act on them.

Six months went by and, although they always rode in the same overcrowded first car, almost rubbing shoulders, nothing was said. Then, of all the days Seth finally chose to finally speak to Sophie. “He was in the seat next to me and asked if I worked in his building. I told him I didn’t, but it was enough to break the ice.” The rest was history.

It was a sunny evening last July and Seth walked her to her express bus stop near Ground Zero before asking for her phone number. It was her turn to be brave. She literally said, ‘What you really mean is that you want my phone number,’ “says Lauren. Two days later he called to arrange a date.  They had a meal before flirting over drinks at the atmospheric One If By Land, Two If By Sea restaurant in the West Village.

Their instincts were right because they got along famously and soon became an item. On June 3, 2018, they got married. The best part is that they invited Around Town Entertainment to play at the wedding at the most romantic spot- India House in Manhattan!

India House has a long and distinguished heritage tied into the formation of lower Manhattan as well as the history of business and commerce of New York. Now the venue itself…indescribable! As you walked up the cobblestone streets, there were chandeliers glowing inside through the windows and it felt like being transported back to a different time in NYC. 

Once you step inside, that feeling does not go away! It was beautiful, historical, and so unique for a wedding. There were a little over 200 people at the ceremony.  As Sophie and Seth exchanged vows, a pianist provided by Around Town Entertainment played classic hits from Celine Dion to Britney Spears, putting the mitis touch on the couple’s official first kiss.  

After that, Around Town Entertaintment’s Altitude Band continued on the night playing hit after hit during the cocktail hour and dinner. The venue rocked the 9-piece band that was perfect for dancing! Everyone we talked to loved the music from the wedding band! 

The Altitude Band always brings high energy experience to every event. They have elite, talented and studied musicians that have toured with some of today’s top artists. Book them today!

Thank you for choosing Around Town Entertainment, Sophie and Seth! 

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Swipe Right for Love

It comes down to an odd Profile on Tinder and a very understanding woman who took a chance on a lucky guy in Brooklyn.

Even though she never saw The Big Lebowski and had no idea what his profile was referencing she loved the simple picture of him and his grandparents. After a few weeks of talking through the app and on the phone, Jessica and Benjamin finally had a faithful date at Bryant Park’s Winter Village, where they talked, drank wine, and had amazing hot chocolate!

From then on there were nights of ordering from her favorite Pizzeria in the Bronx, eating pickle ice pops, watching Star Wars films, and dancing with their handsome cat Newman. Though their interests are so diverse, from his odd fascination in Super Heroes and Horror to her intense dedication to the protection and care for every living animal on this earth, they share a bond and commitment to each other that can never be broken.

On May 5, 2019, the union of these two souls destined to meet had their future created together forever. We were delighted when they asked Around Town Entertainment to play at their wedding. We also had a special set for this evening ready to go! 

They held their special day at the Westmount Country Club in Woodland Park, New Jersey. For over fifty years, the legendary One & Only Westmount Country Club has been a one-of-a-kind wedding location that we’ve dreamed of playing at. 

As we entered into the palatial estate, we were welcomed with a grand drive up cobblestone accented with decorative wrought iron gates, flowers, and romantic street lights. The renowned property offered timeless elegance and peaceful seclusion. On this perfect wedding day, we were are on 30 acres of pristine landscaping overlooking the picturesque Garret Mountain. Wow!

Sparkling Champagne awaited guests as they arrived for the ceremony. The pianist from Around Town Entertainment played Elton John and The Beatles as the bride and groom made their entrance. Their first kiss was in front of a picturesque outdoor and a beautiful lighted gazebo, fronted by a sculptured fountain and waterfall that created the perfect setting for the wedding ceremony! 

After that, the celebrations continued into the Grand Ballroom for cocktails and reception! The Grand Ballroom was an intimate setting with its large picture windows overlooking the scenic Garrett Mountain, and lots of natural light. It almost created an ideal ambiance for a picture perfect wedding ceremony. Picture perfect!

The couple’s first dance wedding song was “Yeah 3x” by Chris Brown performed by Around Town Entertainment’s A-List Band. Legendary! The bride chose “I’ll Be Loving You Always” by Stevie Wonder as her father and daughter wedding song. “Your Song” by Elton John was the selected song for the Mother and son wedding song. The bride and groom also got to hear some of their favorite wedding dance songs played by the band from Michael Jackson to Sade as guests danced and laughed all night.

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The Castle at Oyster Bay

Kat and Kevin met through mutual friends. But those who know them well know that they met at the drift, and then years later at a friend’s birthday party.  Kevin and Kat knew that they had a connection since day one, but timing is everything, as they say.

It wasn’t until they met again when things began to sparkle. They both knew the second time that they met was “It.” “It” was a match made in heaven.  Both were the same person..and knew something special had happened. They had just met their soulmate! 

This was one the most classic love stories we’ve ever heard. We were very glad that everything happened the way that it did. And even more excited when they asked Around Town Entertainment to perform at their wedding at the Mansion at Oyster Bay in Woodbury, NY!

When it comes to weddings, The Mansion at Oyster Bay stands majestically in the heart of 120 perfectly manicured acres in Woodbury, Long Island. The ambiance of this former magnificent Gold Coast estate is rich with elegance and hospitality, but updated with modern amenities. 

Originally designed by renowned architects Delano and Aldrich, this stunning Gold Coast estate was constructed in 1918. Throughout the decades, it went through a number of owners and inhabitants, and is one of the few properties of its kind that still stands today. Many of the decorative elements have survived since the 1920s when they were added by the owner, art collector Alyssa Mellon Bruce. An avid traveler and socialite, Mellon Bruce hosted many Gatsby-style parties throughout the 1920s and ‘30s, and this atmosphere survives today! We were so fortunate to be able to experience this Long Island Gold Coast luxury to be able to share it with Kat and Kevin in an unforgettable setting!

As the bride and groom made a grand entrance down a sweeping staircase into the lobby, they were greeted by a decorated stately black and white marble floor. Wow! As guests headed outside they witnessed the beautiful outdoor ceremony set up on the brick-lined patio. Around Town Entertainment provided a guitarist for the music ceremony. The bride and groom walked through a charming arch covered in flowers to say their vows in the garden gazebo. Surrounded by family and friends, it was a beautiful moment as both newlyweds sealed their marriage with a kiss, flanked by nature’s beauty all around. 

After the magical ceremony, guests enjoyed an elegant cocktail hour on the second floor balcony, while taking in the beautiful atmosphere throughout the Oyster Bay property. When evening arrived, guests were treated to delicious food and music from Around Town Enteratinment’s Authority Band. The refined ballroom, complete with dark wood accents and sparkling chandeliers was the perfect place to dance the night away as the wedding band played hits from The Beatles, Queen, and Beach Boys. 

The Authority Band brings high energy experience to every event. They have elite, talented and studied musicians that have toured with some of today’s top artists. Book them today!

Congratulations, Kat and Kevin! 

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First Date to Remember

Caroline and Alex met in the fall of 2010 as juniors at Bates College.  They spent the next semester as pen pals while Alex studied abroad and then started dating that summer.  8 years later, although the restaurant where they had their first date closed several years ago, they decided to finally get married on August 10, 2019. What a story!

Together they have endured Maine winters, 3 years of long-distance dating and New York City’s “New York Cityness”, and after surviving all of that, they believe they are fully prepared to embrace whatever adventures await in their future life as they get married and build a home — together.

They invited us to the Peconic Bay Yacht Club in The North Folk, New York to perform at their wedding. This has been a special place for both of them for several years and we trust that you will see why during our wedding weekend.  Around Town Entertainment was thrilled to be able to perform at their wedding!

Nestled in the North Fork’s Peconic Bay and Long Island wine country, the Peconic Bay Yacht Club is a very beautiful facility for wedding celebrations! The property has a waterfront lawn, a private marina, an exquisite indoor ballroom, lounge, private tasting room, and panoramic view from the terrace!

A pianist from Around Town Entertainment set the mood as the bride and groom walked out officially as a married couple to songs from The Beatles and Queen!  It felt like a romantic affair!  The manicured grounds and great lawn overlooking the Peconic Bay were perfect for this picturesque ceremony. 

After that, guests headed into The Ballroom for dinner and dancing. Around Town Band from Around Town Entertainment played cover songs from Arcade Fire, Beach Boys, Bob Dylan, and much more to ring in the wedding celebration. While guests were enjoying the time, they also had a chance to overlook the panoramic water views. The scene was delightfully special!

The food was delicious and there’s so much of it! From cocktail hour and the amazing raw bar to the butler-passed dessert parade, everything was flavorful and well-executed. We overhead guests mentioning that it is the best food they’ve ever had at a wedding. Couldn’t agree more! 

When dinner and dessert was finished, the party continued with Around Town Band performing an intimate showcase for the guests. From Bruno Mars to Pearl Jam, the wedding band played hits that kept the floor pumping with sweat and energy. What a night!

The wedding at Peconic Bay Yacht Club was by far one of the most magical evenings of our lives!!! From the service, coordination, organization, set-up, menu, cuisine, drinks, and everything else, we were impressed by the planning leading up to and execution of their wedding day. Well done!

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A Big Surprise

The love story of Gina and Matt’s began at work, but only after a few missed connections. They would try to talk at work events but either one of them couldn’t attend or had to leave early. But soon their work friends dragged them out. Eventually they soon became interested in each other and told the other they wanted to go on a date. A week later they went on their first date and the rest is history!

Their proposal is another unique story! Gina and Matt spent an off-Friday apart running errands. When they both got home, they were doing laundry and Gina was steaming clothes in the other bedroom. Little did Gina know Matt picked up the ring that day. Matt came in and said “see, doing laundry with me isn’t so bad. How would you like to do laundry with me forever?”

When Gina turned around, she expected to look up at his face (he’s much taller than him) and realized he was on the ground, on one knee. He had the ring box open and I still didn’t process what was happening until he asked me to marry him! Wow! It was a roller coaster of emotions! We’re so happy to hear that we even cried! He also hid a champagne bottle in the kitchen that the jewelry store gave them. Once they posted about being engaged, it was heartwarming to get so many calls and texts from their family and friends.

We found out later that he hid the ring in the sock drawer when he got home, and was so anxious that he had to propose that day – he wouldn’t have been able to keep it a secret! They also told us that their parents knew for weeks since the ring took a while to get made and shipped to the store. It was a big secret! And definitely a good one! Because she had NO idea Matt was going to propose!

They held their wedding on November 10, 2019 at Saybrook Point Inn & Spa in Old Saybrook, CT. We were happy to be invited to help them with their special day. Nestled between the Long Island Sound and Connecticut River, Saybrook Point Resort & Marina boasts the best in waterfront tranquility. With every visit to Old Saybrook, Connecticut, encounter the friendliness of a small town, breathtaking marina vistas, and glimpses of rich history. 

Saybrook Point Resort & Marina has created the perfect balance of northern extravagance and a touch of southern hospitality. It was a truly charming experience! The Old Saybrook is petite in size, but the memories from the wedding along the Connecticut shoreline will last a lifetime! 

The ceremony was held at the Compass Rose, a terrace located at the end of a bricked walk, facing the picturesque Marina, and looking towards the Long Island Sound. The early morning wedding ceremony was picture perfect as the bride and groom exchanged vows. A pianist from Around Town Entertainment was there to usher in the newlyweds’ special day while guests smiled and cried.

The party then moved to the Main Ballroom, which provided spectacular views of both the Marina, our Lighthouse and the scenic Connecticut shoreline. The beautiful gardens surrounded the Main Terrace were plush and added just the right touch of color to the perfect ceremony!

The wedding band, Around Town Band, played Rick James and Stevie Wonder to introduce the new bride and groom. We can’t forget about the emotional tribute to Gina’s grandmother, MiMi. The wedding band played “Gina” by Johnny Mathis because it’s a song Gina and her grandmother used to listen to this song together. 

She would have loved Matt just like Gina loves Matt. Matt also loves this song and plays it for Gina here and there, especially if she is in a bad mood! The wedding band had guests singing along all night. From Dan & Shay to Backstreet Boys, the high energy was contagious throughout the whole night! This was another successful wedding by Around Town Entertainment!

We can’t wait to perform again in Connecticut!

Cheers to Gina and Matt!!

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It all began with a cross country road trip carrying precious cargo! Subba was moving to NYC for a new job and they met like most Millenials couples meet (online). He drove across the country in sweltering heat along with trust co-pilot, Rupa. They quickly became inseparable and fell in love!

Their first flight together was to San Juan, PR surrounded by beautiful beaches and plenty of food and almost complete laziness; except for the kayak tour to see the bioluminescence. It is here Rupa found out about Subba’s competitive streak (there is such a fierce competitive streak behind that happy go lucky attitude).

The proposal was quite the story. Who proposes to his then-girlfriend in the middle of a shift on a Sunday early morning?? 

Rupa was in the middle of a weekend on-call shift when Subba hands her Bluetooth headphones and then casually tosses another box. Rupa was flabbergasted and was speechless before she finally said yes. And then he casually goes out to play golf – Mission achieved!

We got the call from Rupa to ask if Around Town Entertainment could perform on November 3, 2019. A few days later, we finalized the deal. We’re so happy to make this possible!

Widely regarded as Westchester’s Premier Waterfront Wedding Venue, they set their sights on Glen Island Harbour Club for their special wedding. Glen Island Harbour Club is the perfect occasion and event venue for parties!

On a special day, we were welcomed by uniformed valet and doormen. We immediately noticed the beauty and elegance of this storybook setting. The event was set on a truly spectacular island with gently breaking waves, lush park grounds, breathtaking sunsets, and dramatic views of New York skyline bridges! There were even sculptures and castles with coursed rubble stone, arched openings and round towers, providing a picturesque backdrop for photos of the special day!

The castles, reminiscent of German Rhine fortresses, were constructed on their present site in the late 19th century for use as a beer garden and restaurant and offer a scenic historical experience. What an amazing location!

The wedding music for the night was from Around Town Band. As the bride and groom made their way into the Grand Ballroom, the band showered them with classic cover songs from icons like Stevie Wonder, Jason Mraz, and The Beatles. The band kept the guests dancing and singing all night long! The music was the perfect backdrop to the waterfront views! 

The food was also very delicious! We overheard guests complimenting the attentive personal service of the seasoned, professional staff and the world-class cuisine of the accomplished culinary chef.

Around Town Band brings high energy experience to every event. The bands elite, talented and studied musicians have toured with some of today’s top artists. They have also been featured as artists and musicians in their own right on major records and have graced some of the world’s biggest stages. Book them today!

Wish you both all the happiness in the world, Subba and Rupa! 

Cheers to the most perfect couple!!

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Happily Ever After at The Sagamore

It was on this night November 2, 2019 that this lovely couple got married and began their happily ever after!

The Sagamore Resort in Bolton Landing was the perfect setting fit for a king and queen to have their enchanted fairy tale wedding.   The stunning views of the mountain and the beautiful lake creates the backdrop for the most exquisite outdoor ceremony at this exclusive wedding venue.

Julia and Joseph became Mr. and Mrs. Perri at this lovely ceremony.  The stunning bride walked down the aisle to the song “Morning Has Broken” played by a classic pianist from Around Town Entertainment The couple’s family and guests were moved to tears as the vows were exchanged.  But the tears turned to cheers of congratulations upon the conclusion of the ceremony.  Etta James’ classic love song “At Last” could be heard echoing throughout the spacious property as the guests moved to the next portion of the evening to enjoy a cocktail hour.    There the jazz trio serenaded the guests with a good mix of jazz standards and swing selections to create the energy and excitement of what was to come.

Everyone knew the Around Town Band from Around Town Entertainment was the featured act to open the reception and to ignite a night of dancing under the stars.  The nine-piece band consisted of three powerhouse lead vocalists along with piano, bass, drums and guitar and the added two horns saxophone and trumpet for that big band sound.

The bride and groom’s closest friends and parents surrounded the dance floor as the couple had their official first dance of the evening.  The unique song that was chosen to be performed by the band was Ellie Goulding’s “How Long Will I Love You.”  It was very clear that the answer to the question in this song title was “forever.”  This couple was so in love.

The bride then joined her father for a heartwarming dance to “Lullaby” by Billy Joel.  The groom escorted his mom to the dance floor for the next special dance.  They chose the song “What Would I Do Without You” by Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors.

The band prepared the couples favorite songs to dance to.  The really popular song “Simple” by Georgia Florida Line was one of the songs the band learned for this event.  Then they played the couple’s favorite Abba songs as well.   The ladies were elated and sang along to “Dancing Queen.”  The gentlemen had their favorite rock classic anthem songs to rock out to, so they were definitely pumped and ready.

The rest was up, up and up from there in the way of energy and excitement.  The dancing began and it never stopped until the lights came up and the guests enjoyed the after party.  We were absolutely thrilled to be part of this amazing celebration with such a great couple.

Around Town Entertainment is an entertainment company from New York City that provides wedding music and entertainment in the New York, Connecticut and New Jersey area.   With five featured bands to choose from each client can choose their favorite NY wedding band, CT wedding band and NJ wedding band.

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Second Chances

On December 9, 2014, Brandon Schifrien had a rare opportunity to leave his office early for an event. As he stepped onto the E train at World Trade he had no idea what to expect for the night, he especially wasn’t expecting to “re-meet” his future wife on the E train.

As the train approached the Spring Street stop, his future wife and former co-Blue Rillian happened to get on at the door that Brandon was standing at. This was the first time that Brandon and Halie Cohen had seen each other since their Blue Rill days. They quickly re-connected during the next few stops and Brandon stepped off without him or Halie knowing what was to come.

After a Facebook Message conversation and some initial dates, their relationship quickly took off. After numerous vacations, sporting events (which always seem to involve bad weather), BBQs at the pool, family time, holidays and an engagement, they tied the knot on April 13, 2019.

Around Town Entertainment couldn’t be more excited to play in front of everyone! There is clearly no venue more elegant and appropriate for the start of your beautiful life together than The Rockleigh in New Jersey. Although a picture may be worth a thousand words, we can’t begin to describe what we pictured on their wedding day. The space was surrounded by gorgeous gardens and lavish ballrooms, setting the perfect background to a romantic evening!

The day began in The Georgian Chapel where guests gathered to usher in the bride and groom. As the two newlyweds exchanged vows, a guitarist provided by Around Town Entertainment played in the background to set the mood and tempo for their very important day. We are proud of the new couple and glad that we were able to be part of their “new life.”

After that, it was cocktail hour! There was a ridiculous amount of hors d’oeuvres, such as Ceviche of Rock Shrimp and Mini Kobe Beef Sliders! Wow! We couldn’t help but overhear them chow down the food while enjoying the outdoors amidst the gardens and fountains. Also, guests were served with an amazing display of cocktail stations with premium top-shelf liquors and wines!

Next, we moved to the Grand Pavilion for the reception and more festivities! Upon arrival into the newly redesigned Grand Pavilion lobby, we were immediately intrigued to find an endless marble inlaid dance floor, dining at tables decorated with fine china and imported linens, walls awash in up-lighted colors, and the delighted amazement of family and friends. The bride and groom made their entrances. They had their first dance with their parents. It was spectacular to see!

We can’t forget about the food. It was on a different level! Guests had the choice to select their own personal preference when offered a choice of meat, fish or poultry for their main course. We loved the Rib Eye Steak with a Sage Infused Demi-glace! Yum! Each course was aesthetically composed and seasoned and cooked to perfection! From the first hors d’oeuvre to the last bite of the wedding cake, we certainly savored the memory of this fantastic dinner to celebrate Halie and Brandon’s married life together!

When dessert was finished, the party continued with the Authority Band provided by Around Town Entertainment performing an intimate showcase for the guests. From Whitney Houston to Journey, the wedding band played hits that kept the floor pumping with sweat and energy. What a night!

Congratulations to the newly married couple!

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It All Comes Full Circle

Becky Allen and Chris LaPointe met in Boston in August 2013, moved to DC in October 2014, put their stuff in storage in March 2018, and began a backpacking journey through Southeast Asia.

Under a waterfall in the middle of the jungle in northern Thailand, Chris got down on one knee in the water. We’re not sure what he said, but we know it made Becky cry – the happy kind of tears. Some ask whether the proposal was a surprise. Well…not only was it unanticipated by Becky, but it also took Chris by surprise as well! 

Chris, who had been planning to propose at the end of their trip, was struck by the beauty of the waterfall — a secluded oasis, accessible only by the most difficult two hour hike of their lives (that was, until they hiked through caves in Vietnam…). Evidently the only fools to embark upon said hike, Chris and Becky found they had the entire waterfall to themselves. Chris could not think of a better spot to propose….

So he did. And the rest was history!

Now they’re back in Boston and Around Town Entertainment has been chosen to perform at their wedding at the Madison beach Hotel in Madison, CT! 

Halfway between Boston and New York City, Madison Beach is the perfect destination for the wedding. The beautiful beachfront location on the Long Island Sound provides a perfect private beach for wedding ceremonies and cocktails. As Connecticut’s only beachfront boutique resort and spa, Madison Beach Hotel is surrounded by an unspoiled coastal neighborhood, with many residences having remained in the same families for generations. 

We even got a chance to visit Hammonasset Beach State Park, which was only minutes away! It also offered miles of coastline for sunbathing, swimming, fishing and bird watching! Then we took a walk to downtown New Haven, home of Yale University and the world famous Pepe’s Pizza, and enjoyed a leisurely boat tour on the Connecticut River and the Long Island Sound! 

On wedding day, Around Town Entertainment’s pianist performed piano classics as Becky and Chris said their vows with the sand and the peaceful ocean setting the perfect backdrop for their fairytale story. It was amazing to see! This was followed by an outdoor cocktail reception. After that, guests transitioned to a ballroom with full-length windows overlooking the Long Island Sound to dance the night away with the bride and groom!

Around Town Entertainment’s After Party Band was the evening’s live music entertainment for the evening. A romantic destination in itself, guests were rocking out the whole night while overlooking the stunning ocean views and dancing to the band’s classic performances from throwbacks from U2, DNCE, and many more! 

The After Party Band brings high energy experience to each event, with the right balance of sophistication and polish. The bands elite, talented and studied musicians have toured with some of today’s top artists. They have been featured as artists and musicians in their own right on major records and have graced some of the world’s biggest stages. 

This was another successful wedding by Around Town Entertainment. Around Town Entertainment is proud to have been chosen as the best NY wedding band, NJ wedding band, and CT wedding band in 2020.

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It’s a Match!

After a short 30-hour trial on, Val Mauriello made one attempt and sent one email in hopes of connecting to one person. That person was Nick Scofield. The first date was a couple days later at the Ash Creek Saloon where they both pulled up in Subarus and things were off to a great start! They talked and laughed for hours and enjoyed watching the “live entertainment” of a karaoke night.

It was only by coincidence that their first date was on Star Wars Day! Meanwhile, Val found sentimental significance that May the 4th was the birthday of her last grandparent who recently passed. Either way, it’s safe to say that The Force was strong with them that night and every day since!

For the proposal, Val and Nick headed up to Burlington, Vermont, one of their favorite places, for a long weekend getaway. It was there when Nick first presented Val with the Bride & Groom itty bittys, and then got down on one knee with a ring box holding the most gorgeous engagement ring! It all happened so fast and was an incredible surprise, as strangers cheered and took pictures! Val said “YES!” through tears streaming down her face admiring the beautiful ring and in total shock of it all! Afterwards, they were joined by their friends in the brewery and continued to celebrate the rest of their memorable engagement weekend! 

They invited Around Town Entertainment to play at their wedding at the Farmington Gardens in Farmington, Connecticut on September 1, 2019! At first glance Farmington Gardens seemed more like a setting from the pages of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s Secret Garden, than a modern reception facility complete with all the amenities necessary to fulfill even the most lavish ambitions of today’s bride! 

We were welcomed into the Garden Room for the ceremony and cocktails by large knotty Alder French doors. It was an enclosed all glass greenhouse overlooking the beautiful outdoor surroundings and a perfect setting while Around Town Entertainment provided the music for their beautiful day. Exposed wood beams and wrought iron chandeliers set the tone for a romantic evening while the After Party Band’s pianist and jazz trio played classic hits from The Beatles and Temper Trap as the bride and groom walked down the aisle.

After that, celebrations moved into the Dining Room while sprawling trees lined the circular drive, welcoming bride, groom & guests to the charming gardens that embrace the elegant, fully restored barn and original silo. The view through an ivy covered stone wall hinted at the picturesque backgrounds adorned with a hand crafted white gazebo, small fish pond, brick patio & perfectly manicured lawns, all framed by a breathtaking view of rolling fields as the sun sets!

After dinner, the wedding band continued to belt out top hits from Ben Folds, Stevie Wonder, Michael Buble, Earth, Wind, & Fire as guests danced their hearts out. This family owned & operated event facility is one of the premiere wedding venues in Connecticut. Our favorite moment was being surrounded by the natural beauty & rustic charm of the Farmington Gardens! 

What a night filled with good people & good food, good times & surprises all in a magnificent setting with breathtaking views! It was quite the amazing start of Val and Nick’s journey to happily ever after!

This was another stunning wedding by Around Town Entertainment. Around Town Entertainment is proud to have been chosen as the best NY wedding band, NJ wedding band, and CT wedding band in 2020.