Romantic Spring Wedding at the Palm House
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Romantic Spring Wedding at the Palm House

From The Bride… A few years ago I took some recreational flower arranging classes at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and took note of the Palm House, a beautiful glass greenhouse nestled in the garden. A few years later, after Brendan and I got engaged, we visited the Palm House and I fell in love with it again—as a wedding venue! The garden’s romantic, elegant aesthetic and proximity to our home in Brooklyn made it the perfect location for us.

The venue really served as the inspiration for our wedding, and we decided to play up the natural beauty of the setting with a garden theme focused on shades of purple, silver accents, and succulents. I choose a beautiful Mikaella gown that had flower lace details on the bodice and a sheer organza overlay that I thought complemented the organic feel of the venue. Serving as my own wedding planner, I was heavily involved in the design of the wedding, and really enjoyed infusing little personal touches along the way. I did the calligraphy on the invitations and escort cards, assembled all the wedding favors (personalized M&Ms in mini glass jars with leaf tags), and made table numbers (painted wooden numbers on a moss ball) and wedding signage. I enlisted my dad to paint all the props for the photobooth and he totally surprised me with his hidden artistic talent! Designs by Ahn not only made beautiful bouquets and gorgeous arrangements, but also fulfilled my dream of having succulents in silver buckets serve as escort card holders.

Despite a brutally cold winter in New York, and a much delayed spring, magnolias miraculously bloomed the day before our wedding and our wedding day was warm and sunny. I walked down the aisle to “I Choose You” by Sara Bareilles, sung by two of my talented bridesmaids. We said our vows beneath the blossoms, with the sun setting behind us, and I reveled in how happy and lucky we were to marry each other in such a beautiful setting, surrounded by the love of our family and friends. Judy Pak did a phenomenal job capturing the day with gorgeous images, and we danced the night away on the packed dance floor, thanks to our outstanding band, the A-Town Band. CharlesSallyCharles, the caterers at the Palm House, not only served up delicious food, but were tireless in ensuring that the day proceeded smoothly. I can’t thank my vendors enough for making our wedding the amazingly fun and memorable day that it was!
Classic + Elegant New York City Wedding
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Elegant NYC Wedding at The High Line Hotel

Just when I think I’ve seen my share of elegant NYC weddings, I come upon a gem like this one and my heart beats a bit faster once more. Karen Hill worked her magic behind the lens, capturing this gorgeous affair planned by Classic Events, and from the beautiful Bride’s veil (swoon!) to the epic dance party thanks to Around Town Entertainment, it’s proven once again the glory of a classic city celebration.

From Karen Hill Photography… The wedding day story of Liz and Bert’s wedding begins at the Refectory at the Highland Hotel where I found the florist, Putman and Putnam, busy finishing the beautiful floral arrangements. I love shooting with film because of how beautifully film renders its subject and how it captures it with such softness. These days photographers who shoot with film are becoming more and more scarce so when a client connects with my images and loves what I do, it makes me feel it’s worth while.

The High Line Hotel is a complete site with everything needed for a beautiful city wedding. The garden, Refectory and Gothic Chapel are amazing. It’s a grand venue.

Liz and Bert are both from the south and have called NYC home for the past ten years. By day, he’s a lawyer and by night he’s in two bands, the Stemms and The Post, while she’s a writer for Diane von Furstenberg by day and a writer for herself by night. Their wedding was celebrated with friends and family for an unforgettable day, filled with love, laughter and beautiful light.

Elegant NYC Wedding at The High Line Hotel
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Classic Elegant New York City Wedding

Forever began on a blind date in New York City on the coldest day of the year in January 2013. We met on the corner of Hudson and Morton Streets in the West Village. We were set up by two good friends who work together at The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. My friend, Katie, overheard Mike’s friend, Courtney, talking about setting him up with another woman. Katie intervened saying she had another girl he had to meet instead. Courtney vetted me thoroughly while Katie provided me no information except that I had to go. Well a year later on that very same street corner on another frigid night in January, Mike got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. I said yes…repeatedly.We quickly decided on a New York City wedding because it’s where we met and fell in love, not to mention we think it’s the best city in the world. No other place felt right, even though I’m a Midwestern girl from Ohio and he’s from Southern New Jersey. We knew we wanted to be married in our neighborhood Catholic Church Our Lady of Pompeii. We then chose our venue, The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers, soon after because we both wanted a downtown Manhattan location near where we live. After that big decision was made, all our incredible vendors fell nicely into place. We both wanted an elegant NYC affair but without any hint of stuffiness – “casual classy” as I liked to call it. The reason we decided to have a big wedding was because we wanted the rare opportunity to have everyone we loved in one room. Knowing brides and grooms never get enough time with their guests, we wanted to make sure everyone knew how special they are to us by writing handwritten notes as escort cards to welcome everyone. Our hands almost fell off after all that writing, but it was well worth it.

The look of the wedding all started with the dress. I chose Johanna Johnson’s Garbo gown that immediately set a subtle art-deco tone. And then Tricia Kim from Fourteen-Forty designed a custom invitation suite, programs, menus, among other pieces to fit the glamorous and vintage vibe. She started our wedding on the perfect foot. And the flowers, designed by Yumiko Fletcher of Hana Floral Design, made our wedding more beautiful than we ever could have imagined. I still dream about those coral peonies! I wish I could have carried around my stunning bouquet for days rather than just hours. Our wedding wouldn’t have been half as classy without her gorgeous work. And Glen Allsop from Christian Oth flawlessly captured every single moment of the day including our impromptu stop at an ice cream truck in Washington Square Park.

And last but not least, the food! To say I’m not the healthiest eater would be an understatement. Mike has gotten used to my not so fancy palate so it was important to me to have comfort foods that I love. So the night started with deviled eggs, meatballs, and grilled cheeses to name a few and ended with a chocolate chip cookie dough soufflé all by Abigail Kirsch. We really wish we got a chance to eat more.

Our other wish…that we could relive the entire day over again!

Moody Indoor Urban Wedding at The Foundry
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Moody Indoor Urban Wedding at The Foundry

Urban elegance is the name of the game for this Long Island City wedding photographed by Lindsay Hite of READYLUCK. Starting with a ceremony covered in twinkling cafe lights and ending with a reception that’s the very definition of “chic,” it’s no wonder Around Town Entertainment kept the party going well the night. See it all waiting in THE VAULT.

From the Bride and Groom, Lesley and Josh… From the outset, we wanted to throw a beautiful and personal party for our friends and family to celebrate the love we have for each other and for them. We envisioned New York City as the location of our wedding because the city is where our relationship began. It’s where generations of our family members married, and, practically speaking, is a close destination for the majority of our guests. We wanted the wedding to have an offbeat, but elegant vibe that would reflect our interests and personalities, as well as put this beloved city on display.

We were instantly attracted to The Foundry – partly because of the view of Manhattan, partly because of the lush courtyard, and mostly because it felt like it had a lot of character. At the same time, it was a terrific blank slate to translate our vision. After that was decided on, we selected vendors that both connected with our vision and we felt would be easy to work with despite us being in Utah and their being in New York.

From the Bride, “Soon after we selected the venue, I started searching for her dress and found ‘the one’ at Alta Moda, a local dress shop in Salt Lake City. This dress had everything I wanted, and didn’t even know I wanted! I fell absolutely in love with the dress’s unique, intricate lace pattern, its feminine silhouette that accentuated my curves, and ultimately, it’s timeless feel.”

We spent a lot of time concerning ourselves with tangible details – coordinating typefaces, colors, materials, and all things tactile. We were struck by the story of The Foundry, which had been part of the local brass and metal production industry. We wanted to avoid an overly industrial look, but chose neutrals and metallic colors as sort of a nod to the building’s history. This palette also complemented everything else – the flowers, the food, the music, the people, etc.

We truly lucked out with our vendors. Lindsay from READYLUCK was a pure joy to work with. She is an incredibly talented photographer and one of the kindest, most thoughtful and easy-going people we worked with. Hiring her was by far one of the best decisions we could have made during our planning process. Our caterers were phenomenal to work with throughout every phase of the planning process and brought us both such joy to see how our ideas materialized on the big day. Working with them was one of the highlights of planning because we shared so much love and appreciation for each other.

We were thrilled to partner with Saipua, whose design aesthetic perfectly complemented the ambiance we strove to create. We also loved that Saipua, in essence, is a mother-daughter business with Sarah as head florist and designer and Susan, master soapmaker. For favors we knew everyone would enjoy, Susan created customized soaps we gave our guests at the end of the evening. A live band was a must, and we were thrilled with Around Town’s renditions of each and every song. Having them there certainly made the reception all the more lively and photogenic.

We did not have too many DIY elements (other than our vows). The most unique aspects of our wedding were the ceremony and cake. The ceremony was officiated by the bride’s oldest friend who got to know Josh especially well during the couple’s courtship in New York. Her ceremony was so touching and personal – it was by far one of the most talked about features of our wedding. Similarly, the wedding cake was actually made by a close friend of the bride, from college. It was such a treat to involve her in this way. We placed complete trust in her and the results far exceeded our expectations.

From the bride, “It’s hard to know what advice to give because I’m not sure whether it’s better to give advice based on what went right or wrong. A lot of former brides advised me to “enjoy every moment,” Honestly, that was harder to manage than I expected, in part because I still felt somewhat responsible for getting things done on the day of the wedding, and that gave me additional, unwelcomed stress. So my advice is a bit more specific: ‘In order to be fully present and enjoy every moment (1) make sure your “day of” timeline and plans are as final as you need them to be to feel relaxed, (2) be sure checks for tips are made up in advance and someone has been delegated the task of distributing them, and (3) drink just enough to relax your expectations and truly enjoy your party.’

Elegant Vintage Affair will Leave You in Awe
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Elegant Vintage Affair will Leave You in Awe

It all started with one of the sweetest proposals ever.  Well, actually, it started in an LSAT prep course, but when it came time to get down on bended knee, this groom surprised his bride with a meaningful moment she will NEVER forget.  Follow that up with a vintage-inspired love fest overflowing with gorgeous details (think Beacon Lane invites and a stunning Johanna Johnson gown from Gabriella New York) and it’s a happy, happy Wednesday.  See it all captured by Kelly Kollar in THE VAULT.

From the Bride… Randy and I met in law school. Technically, Randy noticed me first in our LSAT prep course (when I was in college) but he didn’t tell me that until the night of our first kiss. We became friends when interning together and started dating our last year of law school.

Randy proposed in our apartment after we finished decorating our Christmas tree. I was very close with my grandmother and she passed away right before Thanksgiving in November 2014. We had been at my parents’ house for the week helping with the arrangements and services. When we traveled back to Hoboken that Sunday, Randy suggested that, to cheer me up, we get our Christmas tree a little early (he knows how much I love a real tree in the house). All of our Christmas ornaments are from my grandma – who had been buying me collectible dollhouse and Barbie ornaments since I was born. She had also been buying Yankees and Giants ornaments for Randy since we started dating. We decorated the tree with each of her ornaments as a tribute to her. When we were done, I went to the bedroom to get something and when I came out, Randy was kneeling in front of the tree. The proposal was private, personal, and perfect.

We began to plan the wedding a month or so later. Because we wanted a summer or fall wedding, we thought we would have trouble finding a venue so put that first on our list. I had originally envisioned an outdoor wedding with a big tented reception complete with “twinkly lights.” However, I was nervous about the unpredictable weather and no contingency plan for rain. However, after one look at Hamilton Farm, we didn’t have to worry about that. Hamilton Farm not only has a beautiful mansion, but also a large addition with floor to ceiling windows and a beautiful tent swept under it for the reception. The mansion, lawns, patio, and tent provided every element we were looking for no matter the weather (as it turns out we had picture perfect weather on our wedding day). I knew that “getting ready” with my mom and bridesmaids would be almost as fun as the wedding itself and the mansion’s bedrooms and “drawing room” provided the perfect backdrop for a beautiful morning (and beautiful photos!) with my favorite girls.

The dress was probably my favorite part of wedding planning. I booked a weekend of appointments at various NYC bridal salons and my bridesmaids, mom, and mother in law all took turns coming to appointments. I have been to my fair share of weddings and knew I wanted a dress that was different from those I had seen, but also classic and timeless. At Gabriella New York, I found my three favorite dresses – each was a completely different style. We left for one more appointment and then called Gabriella to see if we could come back later that evening to make a final selection. I tried on all three dresses again and knew that the Johanna Johnson dress would be the one. I loved the classic, almost regal front of the dress contrasted with the low sweeping back. The Gabriella staff was amazing and let us hang in their beautiful loft for hours toasting to the final dress selection. I don’t think I took the dress off the whole time.

Once we had the venue and I picked my dress, the wedding began to take on an Art Deco or Gatsby-esque feel. Everything fell into place – invitations, flowers, bridesmaid dresses. I chose a muted color palette of blush pinks and subtle grays. The bridesmaids wore blush dresses from BHLDN and the groomsmen wore gray suits from Ralph Lauren, where Randy works.

Hamilton Farm provided the perfect backdrop for an elegant affair, but also allowed us to add our own personal touches to the day. For example, knowing that our 4-year-old ring bearer was a little shy and loved all things power wheels, we had him drive down the aisle in his new F150.  He definitely stole the show. My favorite moment of the wedding was probably watching Randy perform The Humpty Dance onstage with our band.

About two hours into the reception my best friend grabbed me from the dance floor and told me to “stop and look around.” I was so happy I did. Seeing the dance floor filled with all the people we love the most dancing, singing, and enjoying the wonderful party that we somehow pulled off was definitely a magical moment. I know time is precious at every wedding, but I would encourage all brides and grooms to take a quiet moment together to step back and take a good hard look at the culmination of all their hard work.

Teal Ivory Gold Connecticut Wedding
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Teal Ivory Gold Connecticut Wedding

Take a classic color palette – ivory and gold – and add in a punch of color (teal!) and what do you get? One really fun and fabulous wedding that we’re pining over (and pinning nonstop)! Brigham & Co. captured every delightful detail of this Connecticut celebration, from the unique wedding dress (designs by Amy Kuschel and Jenny Yoo combined) to lots of late night dancing thanks to Around Town Entertainment. See it all in our Vault right this way!

From Brigham and Co… They didn’t know it yet, but Sarah and Brendan lived only three blocks apart before they found one another. With big hearts, and a knack for good humor, it’s no surprise a little comic relief took place when they met for their first date at Pen Rose in NYC when Sarah hugged a guy she thought was Brendan, only to find out he hadn’t arrived just yet. After this first encounter, these two were bound together for what would soon become forever. 

On September 17, 2016, Sarah and Brendan wed on a picture-perfect autumn day at the Hartford Golf Club in West Hartford, Connecticut. Sarah readied with her maids at her mother and father’s elegant Farmington, Connecticut home, donning an assortment of fine details and a wedding dress that turned heads – an elegant Amy Kuschel and Jenny Yoo combo. 

Sarah and Brendan joined their love in an Interfaith ceremony held outdoors on the grounds of the Hartford Golf Club, beginning this next, wild chapter of life with the groom’s customary “breaking of the glass.” A modest gathering of those nearest and dearest cheered and exalted as the celebration moved gracefully into a beautiful, sunset-lathered cocktail hour, and onward into a candlelit reception adorned with white roses, variegated greens, and live music to dance the night away.

Classic Coastal New Jersey Wedding
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Classic Coastal New Jersey Wedding

This wedding is proof that when you hire the right people, really pretty things happen. Especially when you’ve got people like Trent Bailey Studio, Michelle Elaine Weddings, Face Time Beauty Concierge, Katydid Signature Floral & Event Design and Around Town Entertainment on your vendor list. Scroll on for the entire lovefest, including a beaming bride in Oscar de la Renta who completely stole the show.

From the planner, Michelle Elaine… I absolutely loved working with Lauren! We planned together for about 14 months so time was on our side to get every last detail perfectly nailed down. Her natural style carried over into her wedding design displaying that same class and elegance. The vision created was timeless, with antique silver candelabras, lush white florals, gorgeous table garlands and slight touches of deep navy, courtesy of our talented calligrapher, Tara Jones. Lauren’s wedding dress, a stunning Oscar de la Renta, completely took everyone’s breath away as she walked down the aisle; I couldn’t even keep it together as I prepared her to walk! 

Following the ceremony, the couple had portraits done as my team ensured no detail was missed at the venue. Lauren wanted to create the reception in a way that guests would enjoy a very formal, seated dinner and then be entertained on the pool deck by an incredible band to dance the night away, which they did!

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From the bride, Lauren… Dan and I both went to the University of Southern California and were introduced by mutual friends. The first 2 years of our relationship were long-distance, trading weekends up and down the coast between LA and San Francisco, before ending up in Venice Beach. But while our life together is very much rooted in California, I knew immediately after we got engaged that I wanted our wedding to take place in my home state.

My parents both have homes near the Jersey Shore, so when we visit during the summer that has become our home base. It was important for us to have a Catholic ceremony, and as soon as we saw Saint Catharine’s, a stunning historic church, in Spring Lake, the most charming Victorian beach town, we knew it was meant to be.

After choosing the location, we set out to find the right vendors. I actually discovered both Michelle Elaine Weddings and Trent Bailey in the same Style Me Pretty post, and after exhaustive research, I’m so glad I went with my gut and hired them both! Trent’s editorial style was exactly what we were looking for in a photographer; and Michelle not only kept track of every detail leading up to the wedding, making long-distance planning a breeze but also perfectly executed our vision on the day.

We wanted everything to feel very elegant, classic and timeless. Dan and I both tend to favor neutral colors, so we chose that palette for the wedding as well. Almost everything was white or ivory, with accents of gray and antique silver, and a very dark navy for the calligraphy. I’m obsessed with all things paper and calligraphy and immediately fell in love with Tara Jones’ work, which really set the tone for the rest of the details.

The day of the wedding was a dream. My bridesmaids, who all wore different gray dresses of their choosing, came over to my dad’s house, and my mom brought over “Father of the Bride” and “My Best Friend’s Wedding” to play while we got ready. Dan and I gave each other gifts (pearl earrings for me, vintage cufflinks for him), and notes that we had written earlier. It rained that morning, and I think I was the only one who actually wasn’t worried about it… My trusty weather app told me the sun would come out at 2, just in time for the wedding, and sure enough, as we pulled up to the church in the trolley, singing “Going to the Chapel,” the clouds parted and the sun started shining.

I didn’t want anything to distract from my dress, so I carried a simple bouquet of white tulips and lily of the valley… and a huge smile, which I could not keep off my face! My father walked me down the aisle and we had a full mass, with readings by my godmother and Dan’s sister, and a solo of “Amazing Grace” performed by one of my bridesmaids. 

Before the reception, the bridal party took the trolley back to my dad’s house, which is one of my favorite places in the world, for portraits. The photographs Trent captured there are so special to us. When we got to the reception, Dan and I snuck into the ballroom before heading out to cocktail hour to see the set-up and have a moment (and some food) to ourselves. It was so thrilling to see every detail we’d spent so much time planning brought to life and to spend a few moments alone as a married couple reflecting on everything before heading out to take it all in together.

While I had always dreamed of a traditional black-tie wedding, it was really important to us that our guests (many of whom flew across the country to be there) could still feel comfortable and have fun. The Spring Lake Bath & Tennis Club was the perfect venue to accommodate that, with its old-school East Coast charm and oceanfront setting being just the right amount of formal, without feeling stuffy. After the cocktail hour on the oceanfront pavilion (with signature Dirty Martini and Old Fashioned cocktails), we moved inside to the ballroom for a candlelit seated dinner. After 3 brilliant toasts and a delicious meal, the party moved back outside under the stars (actually, a tent filled with twinkly lights). I changed into a custom-made strapless ivory column dress and white Adidas, and we cut the cake with a champagne saber my mom’s boyfriend gave us as an engagement gift. The Around Town Band did not disappoint, and the dance floor was packed the whole night. Actually, I think the only time we were sad the whole day is when they played their last song!

The best piece of advice I received (and, thankfully, actually listened to!) is to be present – enjoy yourself, and be yourself. It really does go by so fast, so don’t miss a moment by worrying about something silly. Spend the whole day having fun with your new husband, your families, and all the people who are there to celebrate you! Thanks to Michelle and her team, we were able to feel like guests at our own wedding, which is how everyone should experience it.

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Check out this beautiful write up in Style Me Pretty! Around Town Entertainment-After Party Band! New York, NJ, Connecticut wedding band!

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Connecticut wedding band, New York Wedding Band, New Jersey Wedding Band Ashley Douglass Events-Style Me Pretty!

Thank you Ashley Douglass Events for this beautiful write up!  Around Town Entertainment’s New York and Connecticut Wedding Band, “After Party Band”  was the selected group for this New Canaan, Ct. wedding!

You can see all the amazing details of this great event!

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You can view all of the Around Town Entertainment write ups on Style Me Pretty!  We have been selected as the favorite Connecticut Wedding music and Entertainment, by our discerning clients!

New Canaan, Connecticut is where this beautiful wedding took place!  The Connecticut Wedding Band from Around Town Entertainment called the “After Party Band” rocked this wedding!  Justin Timberlake actually performed with the band to entertain his friends and all the guests there!

You can also read about our other events on our blog postings as well as on theknot.com and weddingwire.com

Around Town Entertainment was selected as the best New York wedding Entertainment , NJ wedding music and Ct wedding music and entertainment on both!

The perfect reviews can be read on both pages!

In addition to the After Party Band, Around Town Entertainment has 3 additional wedding bands!

Each of the four unique bands has at least 30 minutes of 100% live and unedited video.   There is no lip syncing on our videos like so many other NY CT NJ wedding entertainment companies are showing.  We wanted a true representation of the live wedding music and entertainment as each of the groups performed!

By visiting our videos you can select your favorite New York wedding band, Connecticut Wedding Band and New Jersey Wedding Band.  We perform for some of the most exclusive weddings in NY, CT, and NJ.

We design the music for each event around the taste of each client so each wedding is unique!

There are testimonials on our website on out clients are raving about their favorite band!

 

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Thank You For Your Support In Voting Us As Best Wedding Band!

Wow – what an honor! We at Around Town Entertainment would like to express our sincere gratitude to our amazing clients for inviting us to help enhance weddings and other memorable celebrations… you are the reason we love what we do!

We were pleasantly surprised and humbled once again to learn our business has taken top honors by two premiere wedding websites five years in a row! Recently, we found out that we are featured in The Knot: Best of Weddings Hall of Fame as well as the WeddingWire bride’s choice award.

The Knot

The Knot, a premiere website designed to help streamline the wedding process features everything a couple needs to plan their wedding, from dresses to catering. We at Around Town are featured as one of the most highly rated vendors in the event entertainment category.

The Knot, part of EX Group, was started by Carley Roney and David Liu, who wanted to find a way to provide practial, helpful wedding advice along with an amazing lineup of vendors for engaged couples to plan their ideal wedding.

Wedding Wire

Also for the fifth year, WeddingWire chose to honor us; this year as the Bride Choice. WeddingWire, launched in 2007, is also a go-to site to plan the ideal wedding, connecting wedding parties with vendors and merchant with a goal to help every bride’s dream wedding come true.

WeddingWire has more than 200,000 merchants, making this recognition all the more special for us!

Reviews

As of August 2016, 77 reviewers on Wedding Wire graced us with five star reviews with comments such as, “Very talented group of people with fantastic vocals and first rate musicians backing them up. Good music makes a huge difference in making a perfect wedding.” “I couldn’t stop dancing the entire night… And neither could my guests! Saying that this band exceeded expectations would be an understatement.”

We’d love you to read more about their reviews at: https://www.weddingwire.com/reviews/around-town-entertainment/b3dea82878d1cc53.html

The Knot reviewers have given Around Town Entertainment five-star reviews a total of 78 times with comments such as: “Around Town Entertainment was amazing from day one.” “Around Town Band was amazing! All of my guests were talking about how great they were. They were very easy to work with and affordable. They did not take any breaks and played everything we asked for.”

Again, we invite you to read what some of our clients have to say at: https://www.theknot.com/marketplace/around-town-entertainment-new-york-ny-960286

 

At Around Town Entertainment, we strive to capture the hearts of audiences in the greater New York City area with our diverse lineup of music and top-notch bands including the Around Town Band, the After Party Band, and the A-List Band. Our bands have a streamlined approach to their music selection and have more than 1,000 songs in their repertoire.

For those who prefer original tunes, we also have top of the line New York Club DJs and can enhance any event with phenomenal LED uplighting and stage lighting.

It is our hope that the combination of the sights and sounds provided will give your event the festive ambiance guests want to experience.

On behalf of all of us in Around Town Entertainment, we want to thank all of you, our clients, who selected us for the FIFTH time in a row as the best in wedding and event entertainment. We appreciate your votes, we appreciate your testimonials and reviews but most importantly, we appreciate YOU!

Want to learn more about Around Town Entertainment? Contact us today!

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Everything is “Falling” Into Place in September for Around Town Entertainment!

Around Town Entertainment has enjoyed performing in some of the most unique venues and meeting some of the area’s greatest people in the month of September.  Here are just some of our fall highlights to date:

September 5, Harvest Moon Farm and Orchard, North Salem, NY—Tartaglia/Covino Wedding

The Harvest Moon Farm and Orchard in North Salem was the site of the September 5 Tartaglia/Covino wedding, and the Around Town Band was there to enjoy it with the happy couple and their friends.  The wedding ceremony began with a processional of two cellos playing “Human Nature” by Michael Jackson, then proceeded to the bride walking down the aisle to “I Will Wait” by Mumford and Sons.  The recessional was “Send Me On My Way” by Rusted Root.

The bridal party entered to “Your Love Keeps Lifting Me Higher,” while
the bride and groom entered to the Beach Boys’ “Good Vibrations.”  The couple’s first dance was to “Into the Mystic” by Van Morrison, with the father and daughter dancing to “Tupelo Honey” by Van Morrison and “Suavamente” by Elvis Crespo.

Guests danced to such exciting tunes as “Cheerleader,” “Can’t Feel My Face” by The Weekend, “Hey Mama,” “Worth It” by Fifth Harmony, “Photograph” by Ed Sheeran, “Lean On” by Major Lazor, and “Cool For The Summer.” Everyone had a great time dancing the night away to all the hits!

September 5, Fern Hall Inn, Clifford, Pennsylvania—Sacco/Draper Wedding

The After Party Band was pleased to perform at the lovely Sacco/Draper wedding held at Fern Hall Inn in Clifford, Pennsylvania, on September 5th.  The bridal party entered to “A Thousand years” by Christina Perri, while the bride walked down the aisle to “Canon in D” and the entire group recessed to “Here Comes The Sun” by the Beatles.

The bridal party entered to “Signed Sealed Delivered” by Stevie Wonder, and the bride and groom entered to “Marry You” by Bruno Mars.  For their first dance, the couple chose “You And I” by John Legend.  Father and daughter danced to “When You Need Me” by Bruce Springsteen and mother and son danced to “Mama” by Boys2Men.

Guests enjoyed dancing to many Top 40 hits, including “Cheerleader” by Omi, “Can’t Feel My Face” by The Weekend, “Hey Mama,” “Worth It” by Fifth Harmony, “Photograph” by Ed Sheeran, “Lean On” by Major Lazor and “Cool For The Summer” by Demi Lavado.  It was a great chance for friends and family to get together to celebrate this happy event!

September 6, Royalton Mansion, 33 Club Drive, Roslyn Heights, NY–Vassallo/Pressl Wedding

The Around Town Band was excited to perform the music for the Vassallo/Pressl wedding, held on September 6 at Royalton Mansion in Roslyn Heights, New York.  The bridal party entered to “Classic” by MKTO, while the bride and groom entered to “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” and danced their first dance to “Spend Another Night” by Billy Gilman, which was sung by a 17-year-old guest singer.  Father and daughter danced to “I Loved Her First” by Heartland, while mother and son danced to “Sunshine On My Shoulders” by John Denver.

Guests also enjoyed dancing to “My Way” by Frank Sinatra, sung in honor of an uncle’s anniversary, “Dancing Queen” by Abba, and “New York, New York” by Frank Sinatra.  Everyone enjoyed the music, the dancing and the fun!

Sept 12, The Breakers, Spring Lake, New Jersey—Niver/Marino Wedding

 The Around Town Band was pleased to participate in the Niver/Marino wedding at The Breakers in Spring Lake, New Jersey.  The wedding began with a processional, “Who Wants To Fall in Love” with the bride coming down the aisle to “Canon in D” by Pachelbel and a recessional of

“Linus and Lucy” by Vince Guaraldi.

The bride and groom entered the reception to “Final Countdown” by Europe, with their first dance to “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” by Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.  Father and daughter danced to “Photograph” by Ed Sheeran, while mother and son danced to “Loves Me Like a Rock” by Paul Simon.  One set of parents also celebrated an anniversary with “I Will Wait for You” by Andy Williams, and the couple cut their cake to “Happy Together” by the Turtles.

Guests danced the evening away to “Uptown Funk,” “Boogie Wonderland” by Earth, Wind and Fire, and “Going To The Chapel of Love” by the Dixie Cups.  This evening was a great time with great people, and we were so happy to be a part of it!

Sept 12, Seawanhaka Yacht Club, Oyster Bay, New York—Oakes/Slaven Wedding

The A-List Band was pleased to be a part of the Oakes/Slaven wedding at the Seawanhaka Yacht Club in Oyster Bay, New York on September 12.

The guests entered to beautiful violin music, including songs such as “God Only Knows.” Parents and grandparents entered to “All You Need Is Love,” while the wedding party entered to “Can’t Help Falling In Love” by Elvis and the bride entered to “A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri.  The recessional was “You Are The Best Thing” by Ray La Montagne.

The bride and groom entered the reception to “Feeling Good” by Michael Buble and danced their first dance to “You’re All I Need To Get By” by Tammi Terrell and Marvin Gaye, while father and daughter danced to “Bread” by Aubrey and “You Can Never Tell” by Chuck Berry and mother and son danced to “My Wish” by Rascal Flatts and “I’ll Always Love My Mama” by the Intruders, followed by “Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough” by Michael Jackson.

The cake cutting was followed by “September” by Earth,Wind and Fire, and the bouquet and garter toss were set to “Sexy Thing” by Barry White.”  The guests also enjoyed dancing to “Poison” by Bel B. Devoe, “Lean On” by Major Lazor, “Fantasy” by Mariah Carey, “Take Your Time Do it Right” by SOS Band and “Watch Me.”  It was a great evening of dancing, romance and fun!

Sept 12, Westchester Country Club, Rye, NY—Chirico/Occhino Wedding

The After Party Band had a great time playing for the Chirico/Occhino wedding at Westchester Country Club in Rye, NY.  The bridal party entered to the “NFL Theme Song,” while the bride and groom entered to “Marry You” by Bruno Mars and danced their first dance to “Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran.  Father and daughter danced to “Wind Beneath My Wings” by Bette Midler, while mother and son danced to “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.”  The groom’s parents were also honored on their anniversary with the song “If” by Bread.  The bride tossed her bouquet to “Single Ladies” by Beyonce, and the cake cutting was set to “I’ll Be” by Edwin McCain.  It was a magical evening of fun for the happy couple, their friends and family!

Sept 12, Piping Rock Beach, Locust Valley, NY—Campbell/Dunlaevy Wedding

The band had a blast playing for the Campbell/Dunlaevy wedding at The Piping Rock Beach in Locust Valley, New York.  The processional was “Here, There, Everywhere” by the Beatles, and the bride walked down the aisle to “Anthem-Suzanne Ciani” while the recessional was “Wouldn’t It Be Nice” by the Beach Boys.

The bride and groom’s first dance was “For Once In My Life” by Frank Sinatra, while father and daughter as well as mother and son danced to “How Sweet It Is” by James Taylor.  What a beautiful wedding for a beautiful couple!

September 12, Club Getaway, Kent, CT—Robbins/Beyrout Wedding

The Robbins/Beyrout wedding at Club Getaway in Kent, Connecticut, on September 12 was a wonderful event that the Altitude Band was proud to be a part of!  The bride and groom chose

“You Are The Best Thing” by Ray La Montagne for their first dance, while father and daughter as well as mother and son danced to “You’ve Got A Friend” by Carol King.  The Hora included “Simon Tov,” “Heivenu Shalom,” and “Hava Negilah.” The family also chose to play the “Mezinka” to symbolize their youngest child’s marriage.  The bride and groom cut their cake to “Fly Me To The Moon.”

Guests enjoyed dancing to a wide range of music, including “At Last” by Etta James, “We Found Love,” “Call your Girlfriend,” “Change The World” by Eric Clapton, and “Suavemente.” It was a great night with great friends!

September 12, The Plaza, New York, NY—Ahmad Wedding

The String and Jazz Ensembles were honored to be chosen to accompany the Ahmad wedding at the Plaza in New York on September 12.  The group played a number of classical songs, including the wedding party’s processional, “Rondeau” by Mouret, the bride’s processional, “Canon in D” by Pachebel, and the recessional, the “Wedding March” by Mendelssohn.  We were pleased to be a part of this beautiful, classic ceremony.

September 19, Old Oaks Country Club, Purchase, NY—Gavin/Lowry Wedding

The Around Town Band was excited to provide music for the Gavin/Lowry Wedding which was held at the Old Oaks Country Club in Purchase, New York.  The bride and groom entered to “Raise Your Glass” by Pink and danced their first dance to “Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran.  Father and daughter danced to “I Loved Her First” by Heartland, while mother and son danced to “A Song For My Son” by Mikki Viereck.  The band played “How Sweet It Is” by James Taylor during the cake cutting, followed by “Don’t Stop Believin” by Journey.  Guests also enjoyed the “Beer Barrel Polka.”  What a fun and fantastic time we had at this wonderful wedding!

Sept 19, Hartford Golf Club, West Hartford, Connecticut—Agarwal/Sullivan Wedding 

The After Party Band was excited to play the music for the Agarwal/Sullivan wedding at the Hartford Golf Club in West Hartford, Connecticut, on September 19.  The bridal party entered to

“All You Need Is Love” by the Beatles and “Shake It Off” by Taylor Swift, while the bride and groom entered to “Bang Bang.”  The couple’s first dance was to “Not a Bad Thing” by Justin Timberlake, while father and daughter danced to “God Only Knows” by the Beach Boys and mother and son danced to “Tell you Something-Nana’s Reprise” by Alicia Keys.  The cake cutting took place to “Sugar” by Maroon 5.

Guests also enjoyed dancing to a wide variety of great hits such as “Get Down On It” by Kool and the Gang, “Color My World” for the parents’ dedication song, “Shut Up and Dance” by Walk the Moon, “Time Of Our Lives” by Neyo/Pitbull and “Your Love” by Outfield.  We had a blast dancing and singing the night away with this great group of people!

September 19, Bedford, NY—Klebanow/Kadiyala Wedding

The Altitude Band enjoyed our recent trip to Bedford, New York, to play for the Klebanow/Kadiyala wedding.  The wedding ceremony music included “Can You Feel The Love Tonight” by Elton John, “In My Life” by the Beatles, “My Own Peculiar Way” by Willie Nelson, “Here Comes The Sun” by the Beatles, “Let It Go” by Idina Menzel, and for the bride’s processional “Nocturne in Eb Major of No 2” by Chopin.  The recessional was “All You Need Is Love” by the Beatles.

The Hora included “Simon Tov,” “Havenu Shalom,” and “Hava Negila.” The couple danced their first dance to “Into My Arms” by Nick Cave, and the last song of the night was “Don’t Stop Believin” by Journey.  It was an exciting and fun wedding, and we were pleased to be a part of it!

September 19, Hamilton Farms Golf Club, Gladstone, NJ—Hollows/Samson Wedding

The Hollows/Samson wedding at Hamilton Farms Golf Club in Gladstone, New Jersey, was an exciting and fun evening for the Altitude Band.  The wedding processional was the “Theme from Love Actually,” while the bride walked down the aisle to “Canon in D” by Pachelbel.  The recessional was “Signed, Sealed, Delivered.”

The bridal party entered to “Shut Up And Dance” by Walk The Moon, while the bride and groom entered to “I’m On Top of the World” by Imagine Dragons, and danced their first dance to “If I Should Fall Behind” by Bruce Springstein.  Father and daughter danced to “Daddy’s Angel” by T.Carter, while mother and son danced to “In My Life” by the Beatles.

Guests enjoyed dancing to a number of hits, including “The Humpty Dance” by Digital Underground, “Chicken Fried” by Zach Brown, and “Brown Eyed Girl” by Van Morrison.  A great night and a great couple added up to a great party!

September 25, St. Clements Reception Center, Matawan, New Jersey—Campbell/Halmi Wedding

The lovely Campbell/Halmi wedding took place at the St. Clements Reception Center in Matawan New Jersey, and we were on hand to deliver great music!  The bridal party entered to

“Sugar” by Maroon 5, and performed their first dance to “L.O.V.E.” by Nat King Cole.  Father and daughter danced to “My Little Girl” by Tim McGraw, while mother and son danced to “My Wish” by Rascall Flats and “How Sweet It Is” by James Taylor.  Guests enjoyed dancing to other songs such as “Life Is A Highway” by Rascall Flats, “Sweet Home Alabama,” “All About That Bass,” “Uptown Funk,” “Handwritten” by Gaslight Anthem, “Beer Barrel Polka,” “Melody of Love,” and “YMCA.”

September 26, Lake Mohawk Country Club, Sparta, NJ—Kent/Novic Wedding

The Around Town Band was on hand for the Kent/Novick wedding at the beautiful Lake Mohawk Country Club in Sparta, New Jersey.  The bridal party entered the wedding to “Hallelujah,” while the bride walked down the aisle to “Canon in D” by Pachelbel.  The recessional was “Marry You” by Bruno Mars.

Guests entered the reception to a beautiful instrumental rendition of “Be Our Guest” from Beauty and the Beast, and the bridal party danced in to “Uptown Funk” by Bruno Mars.  The bride and groom entered to “Shut Up and Dance” by Walk the Moon and danced their first dance to “Can’t Help Falling In Love” by Elvis.  Father and daughter danced to “Child Of Mine” by Carole King, while mother and son danced to “In My Life” by the Beatles, and all married couples were invited onto the floor to dance to “Through The Years” by Kenny Rogers.

The Hora included “Simon Tov,” “Hava Negilah” and “Avenu Shalom Alechem” with the cake cutting set to “Mack The Knife” by Bobby Darin.  Guests danced to “One In A Million” by Larry Graham, and the bride’s parents wedding song, “From This Moment” by Shania Twain was played during the break.  It was a great wedding and fantastic, fun party!

September 26, Central Park, New York–Kirk/Stanley Wedding 

The After Party Band was excited to play for the Kirk/Stanley Wedding in New York on September 26.  The wedding party proceeded to “You Are the Sunshine Of My Life,” by Stevie Wonder, then the bride entered to “La Vie En Rose.”  The recessional was played by bagpipes, lending an interesting note to the music.

The bridal party as well as the bride and groom entered the reception to “I Feel Good” by James Brown, then the couple danced their first dance to “Our Kind Of Love” by Christopher Denny.  Father and daughter danced to “Taking You Home” by Don Henley, while mother and son danced to “Tura Lura Lura” by Van Morrison.  Guests enjoyed dancing to “Shout,” “Wooly Bully” by The Sham and Pharoahs, “Fell in Love With A Girl” by The White Stripes and “Last Night” by The Strokes.  We had an awesome time playing for this awesome wedding!

September 26, Le Parker Meridian, New York, NY—Hark/Kledanov Wedding 

The A-List Band was on hand for the Hark/Kledanov Wedding at Le Parker Meridian in New York, and we had a great time playing the couple’s favorite hits!  We began with the processional,”Air on the G String” by Bach, then proceeded to the bride’s song, “Canon in D” by Pachelbel.  The recessional was Andrea Bocelli’s “Con Te Partiro.”

At the reception, the bride and groom were introduced to “Now That We Found Love” by Heavy D and danced to “A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri for their first dance.  Father and daughter danced to “Que Sera, Sera” by Doris Day, while mother and son danced to “Besame Mucho.” The Hora featured “Simon Tov,” “Havenu Shalom” and “Hava Negilah” with the cake cutting featuring “L.O.V.E” by Nat King Cole.

Guests also enjoyed “La Vida Es un Carnival” by Celia Cruz, “La Tortura,” “Lamadam” “Adios La Pido” and “Get Lucky” by Daft Punk as well as “All of Me” by John Legend and “Pumped Up Kicks.”   It was a fantastic party with exciting music and great friends! 

September 26, Ox Ridge Hunt Club, Darien, Connecticut—Bigger Rig Event

The Altitude Band was pleased to be invited to perform the music for the Ox Ridge Hunt Club’s annual Bigger Rig event on September 26 in Darien, Connecticut.  The event is an exciting way for the club to celebrate its long history.  Founded in 1914, the club features horseback riding, boarding and horse shows as well as other activities for its members.  The band was pleased to provide background music for this wonderful annual event.

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