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Can you imagine walking down the aisle in complete silence, or not having that first dance as a married couple? Musical Occasions, based in Vancouver, British Columbia, is a premier full-service music agency that understands that music isn't just a main source of entertainment, it is one of the most memorable parts of a wedding. They know that every time you hear the songs that were played at your event, it has the power to bring back treasured memories.

Services Offered

With over thirty years of experience, Musical Occasions has provided exceptional live music for thousands of wedding ceremonies, cocktail hours, and receptions and are proud of the services they provide for weddings throughout Western Canada. They have created one of the largest rosters of professional musicians in BC and offer their clients an almost unlimited number of options: music ensembles from solo classical guitar to string quartets to jazz bands to 10-piece dance bands to world music and DJ’s. They are among Vancouver’s most respected full-service music agencies and are committed to making your wedding the day you've always dreamed of.

Frequently asked questions

Are you an agency or a band?


What ceremony music arrangements can you provide?

Instrumental duo
String trio
Instrumental trio
String quintet
Instrumental solo
String quartet

How many musicians are in your band?


What genres of music does your band play?

Big band
Classic rock
Top 40

What instruments does your group play?


What music services do you provide?

Ceremony music
Cocktail hour music
Learning new songs
Reception music
Music during breaks
Rehearsal dinner music
Liability insurance
Willing travel

What services do you provide?

Ceremony music
Cocktail hour music
Learn new songs
Liability insurance
Reception music
Music during breaks
Rehearsal dinner music
Sample performances

What is the starting price for wedding ceremony music?


What is the average price for a wedding reception during peak season?


What is the price of your most popular wedding package?


What is the average price for a wedding reception during off-peak season?


Which of the following are included in the price of your most popular wedding package?

Ceremony music
Sample performances

Which of the following are included in the price?

Sample performances
Ceremony music
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Reviews for Musical Occasions

4.9 out of 5 rating
WeddingWire Wedding Awards 2015 Winner
4.9 out of 5 rating
56 reviews
99% recommend it
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Haley Sent on 24/06/2022
5 out of 5 rating

So worth it, it's not even funny

We used Musical Occasions for solo guitar music at our wedding reception during cocktail hour, dinner and our first dance. In terms of coordination, they were really easy to deal with and got along great with our planners. As far as I know, everything was seamless. Alex, the musician played so beautifully! We prepared a list of songs for him prior to the event and he went out of his way to learn a few of our key favourites. Having live music really set the tone for our event and I would definitely hire Musical Occasions again.
Laurel A. Sent on 09/01/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect wedding music

I was pleasantly surprised to find Musical Occaisions! I thought it would be a process finding and selections musicians for our wedding, but it couldn’t have been easier with Musical Occaisions. Demos are available and there is a wide variety of instruments, groupings to pick from. We had a pianist and violinist, and couldn’t have been happier with their performance and selections of music. They obliged our requests including a really special one to me, ‘You’re Simply The Best’ during the register signing. I am a pianist myself (although very out of practice..) and used to play at weddings myself so I know when someone is really good. This duo was really really good and so highly recommend Musical Occaisions to make your special day even more special. Awesome service and great value!
Zhuqing Sent on 04/09/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Completed my wedding

Easy communications. Professional musicians. My ceremony looked so elegant with the violinist and harpist. Very happy with the service!
Kelly N. Sent on 19/09/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Solo-guitar for cermony

We had a solo-guitarist for our ceremony and cocktail hour. Guy was great, really set the mood with classics for the ceremony and a looping machine that upped the tempo for cocktails. They were responsive, good value and had a good repertoire of songs we could listen to and pick from. I was very happy with their service.
Nadine J. Sent on 25/06/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Great customized experience!

Musical Occassions added such an elegant touch to our intimate little ceremony. The guests absolutely loved the string quartet. They were able to play some custom pieces that elevated our ceremony and the day wouldn’t have been the same without them.
Morris H. Sent on 04/09/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Just simply amazing

From the planning to execution musical occasion was just fantastic. They were responsive during our inquiries and gave suggestions when asked. Realistic quote and value for the quality of service. Musicians were punctual, highly skilled, and professional. Violin and Harp duo that was at our wedding was simply amazing. DJ Pri for our evening music and dance was the best DJ we've ever experienced at any event. She is also extremely friendly and sweet in person as well!
Mayuko T. Sent on 14/09/2018
5 out of 5 rating

They will make your dream come true.

I really wanted a music band for our ceremony music and cocktail hour and Musical Occasions made my dream come true. We chose String trio and they played classical music. Their music made our day extra special and I had received so many compliments from our guests saying how wonderful to have the live music for the wedding. I can't be happier with their art of work! Thank you!
Craig and Jo
Joanna Sent on 17/10/2017
5 out of 5 rating
We hired the guitar and violin combo to play for our guests prior to the wedding ceremony and our cocktail hour - 2.5 hours in total. They were impeccably dressed, played beautifully and were enjoyed by everyone who attended. They were so kind and attentive to each detail and song selection, and the communication with Morgan could not have been easier. We were absolutely delighted to work with Musical Occasions and would definitely recommend their services.
Joey C. Sent on 02/05/2017
5 out of 5 rating
Musical Occasions added the perfect touch to our ceremony and cocktail hour. They were so professional and wonderful musicians and needed little to no direction from us for all the transitions. Morgan was very responsive and easy to work with, even with some last minute changes that happened. We used the violin and guitar duo.
Alexei P. Sent on 24/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Chanudi and Alexei

Wonderful musicians providing beautiful classical and jazz music at our multi cultural wedding. They event went the extra mile to learn some requested Sri Lankan tunes. Beautiful sound, a pleasure to work with, would highly recommend! - Chanudi and Alexei
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WeddingWire Wedding Awards 2016 Winner
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