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Musical Occasions

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About

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.

Highlights

Arrangements

Instrumental duo, string trio, instrumental trio, orchestra, soloist/vocalist, string quintet, choir, instrumental solo, string quartet

Instruments

Bagpipes, clarinet, saxophone, guitar, drums, violin, cello, harp, trumpet, flute, viola, piano

Ceremony Music Starting Price

$250

More information

Are you an agency or a band?

Agency

How many musicians are in your band?

7+

What genres of music does your band play?

Jazz
Gospel
Acoustic
Funk
Dance
Classical
Blues
Big band
Oldies
Swing
Rock
Classic rock
World
Pop
Motown
Orchestra
Strings
Latin
Mariachi
R&B
Top 40
Soul
50s
60s
70s
80s
90s

What music services do you provide?

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

What services do you provide?

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

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

$1,000

What is the price of your most popular wedding package?

$800

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

$1,000

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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    Laurel A. Married on 17/09/2022
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    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!

    Musical Occasions's reply:

    Thank you Laurel! It was a pleasure helping you find the perfect music for your wedding. We're so glad that you were happy with the music. It's always nice to get praise from a fellow musician :)
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    Emma L. Married on 18/08/2022
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    Experts! Easy to work with!

    Pre-wedding, Musical Occasions was responsive and easy to reach by email. Beautiful music!

    Musical Occasions's reply:

    Thanks Emma! We're so glad you enjoyed working with us and that everyone loved the music. It was a joy playing for your big day :)
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    Zhuqing Married on 30/07/2022
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    Completed my wedding

    Easy communications. Professional musicians. My ceremony looked so elegant with the violinist and harpist. Very happy with the service!

    Musical Occasions's reply:

    Thank you so much! We loved being a part of your day :) Thanks for choosing us to help make your ceremony extra special!
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    Kelly N. Married on 05/09/2020
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    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.
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    Nadine J. Married on 20/06/2020
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    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.
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    Morris H. Married on 01/09/2019
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    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!
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    Mayuko T. Married on 25/08/2018
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    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!
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    Joey C. Married on 22/04/2017
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    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.
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    Lucas H. Married on 20/06/2022
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    String trio

    We had booked their string trio for our wedding. Wonderful experience, great communication, the music was so beautiful and got lots of compliments from our guests too :)

    Musical Occasions's reply:

    Thank you Lucas! It was so nice to be a part of your beautiful wedding. We’re so glad that you and your guests enjoyed the String Trio!

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