SF Wedding Guide - Bands & DJ's


While not everyone can have Billy Idol sing a live version of "White Wedding" at their wedding reception, San Francisco does have a near staggering variety of wedding reception DJs and bands ready to serenade the aisle procession and rock the dance floor.

A wedding band is one of the most important ways to set the mood at both the ceremony and reception. Some couples want live music for the ceremony, even opting to hire chamber quartets or professional guitarists to serenade the wedding party as they walk down the aisle.

And what would the reception be without a festive dance floor? From cocktail hour and the first dances to family toasts to the bouquet toss, music is a key compliment to wedding traditions. After dinner, old and young alike dance the night away celebrating the new union and older couples can rekindle romance with a slow dance.

When considering the perfect San Francisco wedding band or DJ, the couple should consider what type of music they want. The choice of music will dictate what wedding band or DJ to hire, and will help narrow the search for the perfect San Francisco wedding band or DJ from the onset. Also, does the band include set up and load out times in the time allotted for the wedding music, and will all fees be paid up front or after the wedding reception?

Here is a list of the best San Francisco wedding bands and DJs in and around the San Francisco Bay Area.

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ViBO Music Center

Tel. 415.225.1107

All the musicians are professional music educators who have extensive performing experiences in different occasions. Different styles of music are offered: classical, rock, jazz, flamenco, blues, Latin, and more!

Martin Nyberg

Tel. 206.790.3851

A guitarist and vocalist with a focus on celtic roots. Martin brings subtle rhythm and blues groove to special occasions to sooth the modern heart.

Bluecat Entertainment

Tel. 510-654-3221

From just saxophone and guitar to a full jazz ensemble, the talented musicians of Anton Jazz play local jazz clubs, festivals, weddings and more.


Tel. 415.563.0856

This six-piece live San Francisco band plays Latin and Caribbean music from the suave sounds of salsa and meringue to hip-shaking samba beats.


Tel. 925.947.2066

A cover band performing a wide range of danceable hits from R & B to Motown to Oldies.

Make Weddings

Tel. 415.550.0266

Full DJ services including a site visit and a huge selection of songs for San Francisco weddings.

Mariachi Tequila

Tel. 510.435.1269

Seven-piece mariachi band singing sad songs and love songs in the romantic Mexican music tradition.

Me First and the Gimmie Gimmies

mailbag (at) fatwreck.com

Live covers of romantic hits performed by an all punk rock star line up, with musicians from Foo Fighters and NOFX.

Platinum Entertainment

Tel. 415.383.5266

San Francisco wedding planners can craft their own play list from over 30,000 songs. Professional and friendly DJs and top technology.

Swing Kids

Tel. 415.331.0740

Live music to dance to, the infectious sounds of San Francisco's Swing Kids get the dance floor hopping.

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