What Type of Music Should I Have for My Drinks Reception?

There are as many different types of wedding music available as there are different tastes and preferences among marrying couples!

The team at Twisted Entertainment are specialist music act bookers for events of all kinds, including weddings. We have a superb roster of highly experienced and talented musicians to suit your event – wherever its theme or feel.

In this article, we’ll help you to decide on the types of wedding music you might consider for your drinks reception. It’s your own special day – so don’t be afraid to pick wedding music that suits your unique style and that of your soon-to-be spouse.


Outdoor Wedding Entertainment

If you’re planning on an outdoor wedding in spring or summer, it’s often best to choose an acoustic wedding singer or act for your al fresco reception. 

This means you won’t need to find a source of electricity for amplification. What’s more, acoustic instruments tend to be more portable, so your performers can be positioned wherever you like and can easily take shelter if the weather turns.

Your preferred act will likely depend on the theme of your wedding. Outdoor events may have a laid back festival feel or a vintage fair vibe, for example. 

Acts that are suited to these themes may include singer and guitarist wedding duos, unplugged swing bands or jazz acts.

For something a little different, why not select a roaming band to keep your guests entertained? These acts can move around your venue or location, delivering mini performances wherever they want.


Indoor Wedding Entertainment 

You may have a little more flexibility when it comes to indoor acts – it’s easier to find power outlets, for example, so plugging in should be no problem at all.

Indoor venues will suit almost any style of music for themed weddings of all kinds. From laid back jazz to gospel and even oompah, you can have great fun choosing a sound that suits your event.

It’s worth noting that music at a drinks reception is often used to create a mood and underscore mingling and conversation. For this reason, you might prefer a more laid back feel to your entertainment, at least for the first hour or two after the ceremony.

Later on, of course, your guests will want to dance the night away! You may, therefore, choose an act that can switch things up further into the evening.


Acoustic Folk Music 

The perfect addition to a wedding with a festival feel or rustic vibe, acoustic folk music is super versatile and will appeal to attendees of all ages.

Fun offshoots of acoustic folk include gypsy jazz and upbeat string acts.

You might even decide to end your big day with an energetic ceilidh!


Classical Music

Classic wedding music is perfect for a traditional event, with string quartets, harps and piano music offering a touch of class to proceedings.


Whether you select elegant traditional pieces or fun instrumental covers of popular tracks, our classical performers are highly versatile and can provide just the ambience you require.


Wedding Choir

Choose glorious harmony and an unapologetic celebration of love by selecting a gospel choir to perform at your wedding. 


Whether they’re singing you down the aisle, providing a joyful soundtrack to your reception or bringing the energy to your evening event, a wedding choir is a unique addition that your guests will remember for years to come.


 Soul & Motown

Soul and motown songs are ideal for a wedding day brimming with laid back cool. The lyrics of songs in these genres often provide memorable romantic touches, and every playlist pick promises oodles of class.

Similar styles include R&B, and there’s a strong crossover with gospel too.

After your drinks reception, you might decide to have your wedding band play a two hour set of floor fillers to get the party started. 

Once they’re wrapped up for the evening, it’s time for your wedding DJ to keep things jumping late into the night.

For further details about the top quality wedding acts that can be booked via Twisted Entertainment, simply get in touch with our friendly and experienced bookers today. We’ll be happy to help you through every step of the process.