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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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    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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    Bogdan D. Married on 04/07/2020
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    Musical Occasions was a pleasure to work with!

    Musical Occasions was a pleasure to work with! Morgan was extremely responsive and helpful, especially in regards to all the changes we had to make to our booking due to COVID-19. The string trio was amazing and we are extremely happy we went with them! We highly recommend Musical Occasions!

    Musical Occasions's reply:

    Thanks so much, Bogdan, we're so happy that you and your guests loved the music. Thanks for choosing us to be a part of your day :)
  • Mayuko
    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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    Justine Married on 14/08/2020
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    Beautiful music

    We hired the harp and violin. It was perfect and beautiful. They even found the music for our song that was not on their usual list and it was perfect! Flexible with our location change (pandemic!) and very professional. They were so talented, many people said they were moved to tears by the music. Thank you!
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    Talia G. Married on 05/07/2020
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    Excellent service

    We initially hired musical occasions for our ceremony and reception. Due to covid, plans had to change multiple times. Morgan was responsive, reasonable, and very accommodating. We ended up just needing a musician for the ceremony, and the individual (Alex) was not only talented, but very nice. We would 100% recommend Musical Occasions as they made the process of hiring musicians seamless.
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    Winda F. Married on 22/06/2019
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    Beautiful violin, harp and cello trio!

    We had the trio for our church ceremony and the music was beautiful and such a nice touch! Would definitely recommend it for other couples.
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    Jennifer L. Married on 27/04/2019
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    Perfect choice for wedding ceremony music

    Musical Occasions was exactly what we needed when it came to choosing music for our wedding ceremony. We had a guitar/violin duo. The sound was amazing, they were professional, and they played exactly what we requested at the right times. We specifically wanted a classical sound and that is exactly what they were able to provide.

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