Hire the Best Wedding Bands For Your Dorset Wedding Direct

We're not just any entertainment agency! At Wedding Bands, we live and breathe wedding bands – it's in our name! We understand that your big day is the moment you've been dreaming of your entire life, and we're here to connect you with the wedding band in Dorset that'll go above and beyond those dreams.
Wedding Bands are Bringing the Party to Dorchester, Bournemouth, Weymouth and every corner of Dorset!

Top 5 Live Bands For Weddings in Dorset

The Ultimate Luxury Wedding Band
COVERS
Dorset
PRICE
FROM £4,495
Get ready for a neon carnival with this wedding band's glow-in-dark instruments
COVERS
Dorset
PRICE
FROM £4,295
The Ultimate Wedding Party Band
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Dorset
PRICE
FROM £3,995
Soul, Funk and Pop Wedding Party Band - Get Your Groove On!
COVERS
Dorset
PRICE
FROM £2,595
High-energy sax tunes meet world-class DJ beats
COVERS
Dorset
PRICE
FROM £1,295

Dorset, Say "I Do" to Wedding Bands

Wedding Bands is revolutionising the way wedding bands are booked in Dorset. With our platform, you can connect directly with the best weddings bands, ensuring not just cost savings but also better entertainment for your big day.

Your Dorset wedding.
Your wedding band.

Hire a wedding band direct in Dorset without the middleman.
With Wedding Bands you have the freedom to choose the wedding band in Dorset that perfectly fits your style and wedding vision, not one dictated by commission-driven agendas.

Maximize your budget.
Not agency fees.

Save hundreds when hiring a wedding band direct in Dorset with Wedding Bands.
Say goodbye to agency fees and hello to quality wedding entertainment in Dorset. Avoid up to 25% in agency markups, and enjoy more wedding budget for the moments that matter.

Direct communication.
Transparent booking.

Transparent and direct communication with the wedding band in Dorset you want to book.
Enjoy a straightforward and transparent booking process. Connect, negotiate, and book directly. With Wedding Bands, it's your wedding band in Dorset, your way, always.

Book Dorset's Top Bands for Weddings Direct with Wedding Bands

At Wedding Bands, we specialise in connecting you directly with the band you want to perform at your Dorset wedding. Our platform offers a selection of the UK's most exciting and talented wedding bands, perfect for traditional, jazz, pop, rock, or soul-themed weddings, without the need for an agency.


Ready to say goodbye to the middleman and hello to your wedding band in Dorset?

Say farewell to agency commission-driven agendas and hello to complete freedom over your wedding's entertainment with Wedding Bands. Our approach puts you in direct contact with the wedding band in Dorset that you love, liberating you from agency-dictated limitations. You have complete flexibility to customise the band's lineup, playlist, and performance schedule, making your wedding uniquely yours.

Cut agency costs. Not wedding band corners.

Experience the advantage of booking a wedding band in Dorset directly through our platform, you bypass the usual 25% agency markup. This means you can invest more into making your dream wedding a reality, without cutting corners on entertainment quality. Enjoy the same exceptional performances at a more budget-friendly rate.

The savings from avoiding agency fees open up possibilities for enhancing your wedding day's entertainment. Picture varied musical arrangements tailored to different moments, like a serene string quartet for the ceremony and a lively jazz band for the cocktail hour. Break free from the one-size-fits-all model, often driven more by an agent's commission goals than by your unique requirements, and ensure every note of your wedding resonates with your personal touch and vision.

2024's most popular wedding band lineups in Dorset

Whether you're planning an elegant soirée in Dorchester or a lively reception party in Bournemouth, our talented wedding bands in Dorset will captivate your guests with their incredible performances, ensuring an unforgettable celebration that will be talked about for years to come.

Get ready to groove as we unveil three of the most popular wedding band choices in 2024 for Dorset, each packed with irresistible tunes guaranteed to get your guests moving and shaking on the dance floor.
  • Acoustic Wedding Bands

    Acoustic bands create an intimate atmosphere, perfect for couples wanting a relaxed and heartfelt musical backdrop. With tunes like "A Thousand Years" by Christina Perri and "Better Together" by Jack Johnson, these wedding bands set the stage for a warm and inviting celebration.
  • Jazz Wedding Bands

    Emanating sophistication and elegance, jazz bands enliven your wedding reception with smooth tunes and vibrant energy. Guests will be swaying to timeless jazz classics like "Fly Me to the Moon" by Frank Sinatra and "At Last" by Etta James all night long.
  • Indie Wedding Bands

    Looking for something unique? Indie bands add a fresh, innovative touch to your wedding, showcasing a mix of contemporary and classic indie tracks. With hits like "Yellow" by Coldplay and "Marry You" by Bruno Mars, these bands are perfect for couples wanting to stand out.
Not what you had in mind? Check out our full list of wedding bands by genre. We have something for everyone!

Wedding Bands are Bringing the Party to Dorchester, Bournemouth, Weymouth and every corner of Dorset!

No matter the size or setting of your Dorset wedding, we have the perfect wedding band to bring your dreams to life. From intimate countryside barn weddings to awe-inspiring castle weddings, our extensive roster of talented musicians ensures that every couple can find their ideal wedding entertainment.

Wedding Bands are well-versed in performing at top wedding venues across Dorset and are available to perform at venues including:

The Italian Villa, Athelhampton House, Lulworth Castle & Courtyard, Smedmore House, Pennsylvania Castle, Axnoller, Mapperton House & Gardens, Kingston Maurward, Lighthouse, The Orangery Suite and many more.

From Ceremony to Celebration - The Complete Wedding Band Experience in Dorset

We don't just do evening entertainment! Our Dorset wedding bands are here to provide a magical musical journey, from the moment you walk down the aisle to the last dance. At Wedding Bands we pride ourselves on our understanding of the importance of setting the right tone for every moment, whether it's the bride's grand entrance, the laid-back cocktail hour, or the heartwarming wedding breakfast.

Our talented musicians know how to create the ideal atmosphere for each part of your celebration, weaving seamlessly between romantic and sentimental tunes to lively and upbeat hits. And when it's time to let loose and hit the dance floor, trust our wedding bands to keep the energy high and the good times rolling!

Here are some entertainment suggestions to enchance key moments of your celebration.
  • Ceremony
    Imagine the romantic scene as an acoustic guitarist and vocalist set the mood, performing your chosen songs during the bride's entrance, recessional, and other key moments.
  • Cocktail Hour
    Picture a lively, roaming trio—guitarist, percussionist, and vocalist—engaging guests during cocktail hour, playing upbeat tunes and interacting with everyone, making them feel part of the celebration.
  • Wedding Breakfast
    Envision a sophisticated jazz quartet, featuring a pianist, bassist, drummer, and saxophonist, creating a relaxed and elegant atmosphere as you and your guests enjoy the wedding breakfast together.
  • Evening Reception
    Get ready for a night to remember as the full wedding band hits the stage, performing a diverse mix of genres and styles that will have everyone dancing, laughing, and making cherished memories.
  • Afterparty
    Feel the excitement build as a DJ, accompanied by live musicians like a saxophonist and percussionist, brings Ibiza vibes to your Dorset wedding. This high-energy blend of popular tracks and live improvisation will keep the party going into the night, leaving your guests in awe of your unforgettable celebration.

Hire a Wedding Band in Dorset through Wedding Bands

Find your perfect wedding band in Dorset seamlessly with Wedding Bands, where direct and transparent connections replace the hassle and costs of dealing with intermediaries.

When it comes to hiring exceptional wedding bands in Dorset, trust Wedding Bands to deliver your dream wedding entertainment.

Get in touch with us for a no-obligation chat about one of our live bands performing at your wedding in Dorchester, Bournemouth, Weymouth or anywhere in Dorset. We're passionate about wedding bands and adore talking weddings! Let us know your plans, and we'll go the extra mile to help you connect with the band that will make your wedding dreams come true!

FAQ about hiring a wedding band in Dorset

Getting married in Dorset? In this Q&A, we will answer some frequently asked questions about booking a wedding band in Dorset through Wedding Bands to help you make an informed decision.
  • Q. Why choose Wedding Bands for your Dorset wedding entertainment?

  • A. Choosing Wedding Bands means you're prioritising quality, partnering with an entertainment agency that lives and breathes wedding bands. We focus exclusively on providing the very best live bands for weddings in Dorset, direct for less.

    With Wedding Bands, you bypass the traditional agency model, avoiding extra costs and the limitations of commission-driven choices. With us, you have the freedom to pick the wedding band in Dorset that aligns perfectly with your style and vision for your big day.
  • Q. What is the availability for hiring wedding bands in Dorset this year? Is it too late or short notice to book one?

  • A. As we find ourselves in April and 2024 off to a great start, you've come to the right place for all your wedding band needs, be it for the remaining months of 2024 or last-minute bookings.

    It's never too late to book a wedding band, and at Wedding Bands, we're here to help you find the perfect entertainment for your special day. We can arrange last-minute bands in Dorset without compromising on quality, ensuring that your celebration will have the perfect musical experience your wedding deserves.

    At Wedding Bands, we know that short notice bookings can be overwhelming. Whether you've been let down by a band or didn't have the time to book in advance, our team of experienced professionals is ready to assist you in finding or creating the perfect wedding band, even when faced with tight deadlines.

    So if you're worried that you've left it too late to book your wedding band, don't hesitate to contact us. We'll help you find the perfect match or create a bespoke band tailored to your needs, ensuring a performance that will set your wedding apart from the rest.
  • Q. Can you tell me the checklist for booking a band for my wedding in Dorset for 2024, 2025 or 2026 with Wedding Bands?

  • A. Whether you're seeking a band for the remaining months of 2024 or planning ahead for 2025 or 2026, let us guide you through our straightforward booking process.
    • 1. Begin with Research
      Unsure of where to start? Ask yourself what type of music you want for your special day. Browse Wedding Bands to explore the various bands we offer!

      Determine your preferred music style for your wedding. Are you looking for a rock band in Dorchester, or a soul band in Bournemouth? Or perhaps a DJ live band for your Dorset wedding? Whatever your preference, we have the wedding band for you.

      Watch performance videos, filter by bands that cover Dorset, compare prices to suit your budget, and get a sense of the band you desire.
    • 2. Check Availability
      After you've explored and found the wedding band you love in Dorset, the next step is to check their availability. Through Wedding Bands, you can directly contact the band to inquire if they're available on your wedding date. If they are, you can proceed to discuss the details and get a personalised quote directly from them.
    • 3. Discuss Your Needs and Expectations
      Once you've confirmed a band's availability and they fit within your budget, it's time to discuss your specific needs and expectations with them.

      Discuss your requirements, including the type of music you'd like them to play, performance timings, any special requests you have, and the ambience you wish to create.

      Don't forget to check out our wedding band timeline guide to help you craft a timeline of musical entertainment throughout the day, guaranteeing a smooth and unforgettable musical experience for your big day.
    • 4. Secure the Date
      With their availability confirmed and your needs and expectations aligned, the next step is to secure the date.

      At Wedding Bands, you'll book directly with the band, ensuring a transparent and streamlined process while eliminating the typical agency markups that can inflate costs by up to 25%. The band will provide you with a contract and deposit payment details.

      Completing these steps will officially secure them for your wedding day, offering you both peace of mind and significant savings.
    • 5. Congratulations on booking your dream wedding band in Dorset with Wedding Bands!
  • Q. How much does it cost on average to hire a wedding band in Dorchester, Bournemouth, Weymouth or throughout Dorset with Wedding Bands?

  • Booking your wedding band in Dorset directly through Wedding Bands can save you up to 25% compared to traditional agencies. We cut out the middleman, eliminating agency markups and biased agendas that may limit your options for the sake of commissions.

    This approach not only makes your choice more cost-effective but also grants you the freedom to negotiate directly with the band. With the savings your entertainment budget stretches further, allowing for more tailored musical experience on your special day.

    The cost of hiring a wedding band in Dorset through Wedding Bands can vary based on several factors.
    • The band's popularity and reputation can impact the cost, with top bands typically having less availability and charging higher fees for any dates available.
    • The day of the week of the wedding can also affect the cost, with Fridays and Saturdays being most in demand than weekdays.
    • Band size is an important factor to consider, with many of our wedding bands offering different lineups, allowing you to find one that fits your budget.
    • Bands will charge additional travel fees for weddings that are further afield. However, there is usually no difference in price for exclusive and popular wedding venues in the likes of Dorchester and Bournemouth compared to wedding venues in lesser-known areas.
    • The length of the performance and any additional services or equipment required can also impact the cost. By providing detailed information about your event, you can ensure that Wedding Bands provides an accurate quote that reflects your unique needs and preferences.

    Find Your Perfect Wedding Party Soundtrack

    Whether you're a fan of classic rock or modern pop, Wedding Bands has the perfect soundtrack to get your party started. Browse our selection of wedding bands in Dorset by genre, including country, disco, folk, funk, pop & Britpop, rock, indie, soul & motown, ska & reggae, swing & ratpack, jazz, classical, and RnB.
    Article: Wedding Bands in Dorset | Last updated: April, 2024 | Author:
    Adam Watts, the founder of Wedding Bands, has over 20 years of experience in the wedding industry, making him a leading authority in the field.

    Adam has a successful track record of creating and managing some of the UK's most renowned wedding bands, such as The Sparkle Band and We Light It Up, which have received worldwide acclaim as the best in their class.

    Throughout his career, Adam has performed and collaborated with hundreds of musicians, building an unparalleled network of talent. His vast knowledge and expertise in the wedding entertainment business make him the ultimate partner to work with when it comes to finding the perfect band to match your wedding dreams.

    Adam is available to speak with you directly, and can quickly arrange a call or Zoom meeting to find out about you and your wedding plans, as well as how Wedding Bands can deliver the perfect entertainment for your wedding in Dorset or anywhere in the UK.

    Wedding Band Hire in Dorset

    If you're on the lookout for an amazing wedding band to make your big day even more special, look no further! Our top wedding bands are available to hire throughout Dorset.
    Bournemouth
    Poole
    Weymouth
    Christchurch
    Ferndown
    Dorchester
    Bridport
    Verwood
    Wimborne
    Gillingham
    Swanage
    Shaftesbury
    Sturminster Newton
    Lyme Regis
    Wareham
    Beaminster
    Portland
    Sherborne
    Blandford Forum
    Wool
    West Moors
    Upton
    Corfe Mullen