Live Wedding Music

Function Central is the UK’s leading live wedding music entertainment agency, taking over 1500 live music bookings a year.

Our unrivalled selection of hand-picked acts will guarantee you fantastic live wedding music in any style: from classical musicians such as string quartets or harpists to set the mood for the ceremony, or accompany the wedding breakfast, to lively wedding bands and wedding DJs to fill your dance floor in the evening.

We make choosing and booking your live wedding music, bands and DJs quick and easy - but don’t take our word for it: have a look at our customer testimonials.

How to book your live wedding music

Use the links on the left to browse acts by music genre, or use the drop-down menus above to search for acts by genre, price and location.

Add acts you like to your enquiry list, then fill in the enquiry form and we’ll get straight back to you to confirm prices and availability.

If you need more guidance booking an act, check out our suggestions below.

Live music for the evening wedding reception

To get the dancing started, choose from our huge catalogue of rock & pop function bands. They play a broad selection of 60s-00s classics suitable for all ages, and are by far the most popular choice for evening wedding receptions.

For something more unusual, go for a Caribbean steel band complete with limbo dancer, a latin band, or even a country band or ska band from our specialist music section. A ceilidh band is a great way to get everyone on the dancefloor!

During the interval between sets, our wedding bands can provide music through an iPod or a laptop free of charge. Most of them can extend this to a basic DJ service for a discounted rate, but if you’d like a bigger choice of song requests and better lighting or you’d prefer not to hire a band, hire a professional wedding DJ.

For more suggestions and advice on booking live wedding entertainment for your evening reception, check out our wedding reception entertainment ideas.

Live music for the wedding drinks reception and wedding breakfast

Keep the atmosphere laid back with a string quartet, harpist or pianist, or take things up a notch with a solo wedding singer, rat pack singer or a dinner jazz band.

Acts that don’t require power (such as a steel pan duo or a dixieland jazz band) can be handy for outdoor drinks receptions, or accompanying the photographs.

All acts hired for afternoon receptions and wedding breakfasts will provide background music at a non-intrusive volume, so that your guests can chat and mingle.

For more suggestions and advice, check out our wedding background music ideas.

Live music for the wedding ceremony

Use classical musicians to create a relaxed atmosphere while guests arrive, or to accompany the bridal entrance and exit and signing of the register.

Choose from a wide variety of soloists and groups to fit all venues and budgets; from classical guitarists, harpists, and pianists to string quartets and woodwind ensembles.

For more suggestions and advice, check out our wedding ceremony music ideas.