This is just a sampling of comments/reviews from some of our many happy clients over the years!
I just wanted to thank you for the wonderful music experience you provided for our party last March. All of our guests had a great time and many highlighted your music as the best part of the evening. I will be happy to recommend your group. And do send me press releases so I can include them in the University City Review and the Weekly Press, my two papers.Bob Christian (father of the bride)
Venue: TPDS Club/Philadelphia, PA
We wanted to thank you for the fantastic job you did at our November 11th wedding at the Horticulture Center. We had already experienced first hand how great you were from our friend’s wedding, and we knew we had to have you for our own.
As noted in the other testimonials, the song selections were perfect and appropriate for all age groups and your non-stop performance kept our guests engaged for the entire evening. The band even played last minute guest requests that were not on the set list!!!
We also want to thank you and the band for letting Beau and his friends step in for a “surprise appearance”, reuniting his old band. It was a truly memorable night for us, and we thank you again for helping make that possible!
We hope to catch up with you at one of your other venues!Jen and Beau Sauder
Venue: Horticulture Center/Philadelphia, PA
Sorry it has taken me a full week to get in touch. I have had a hard time
getting back to reality!
You all are the best ever! Our family can’t thank you enough for the fabulous job you and your orchestra did for us at Anne and Scott’s wedding last Saturday.
I have been getting a lot of emails and notes and everyone agrees that you are fabulous. The music was great and the fact that you don’t take a break really makes all the difference in how the party just keeps on going.
Thanks, too, for playing Anne and Scott out at the end of the party! It was the perfect, fun ending to a great night. Everyone is talking about that, too!
Have a good summer! I hope I have the privilege of seeing and hearing you very soon!Susan Thorkelson (Mother of the Bride)
Venue: Gulph Mills Golf Club/King of Prussia, PA
We just wanted to write to thank you and your band for helping to make our wedding the most amazing day imaginable. We cannot tell you how many compliments we got on our music choice or how many people told us it was such an incredible party. We truly do not believe the day would have been half as memorable or magical without your music or your guidance. You surpassed every request and went beyond every dream. We will recommend your band to all our friends! THANKS!Fred and Ty
Venue: Talamore at Oak Terrace/Horsham, PA
Please accept my apology for my delay in sending you this letter. Life has been a bit of a whirlwind since the wedding in September, yet, you and the band have been on my mind! Paul and I have wanted to take the time to properly thank you for making our wedding so special and put our thoughts, feelings and recommendation down on paper for future newlyweds to see.
Our wedding on September 17, 2005 was one of the most exciting energetic parties that Overbrook Country Club has seen and the staff and guests are still talking about it! The thank you notes, phone calls and wonderful comments about the wedding began the next day and continued through the holidays!
As a special events planner with the Penn’s Landing Corporation, I knew from the start the music would set the tone for the entire event. I wanted the choice of entertainment to truly reflect our personalities of fun loving, outgoing, partiers! We did extensive research and saw TONS of bands the summer before our wedding, but none seemed to do the trick. The night we came to see you at WarmDaddy’s, we knew in the first 2 songs that we had found the perfect band for our wedding!
We raved about you to our parents and they knew from our reaction, this was the right choice! Your professionalism through the entire booking experience was refreshing! The meetings were relaxed, the song selection process was easy and you even catered to some special requests and learned some new songs!
As the wedding day came, Paul and I were so comfortable and confident the reception would be flawless and that our guests would be able to have a ‘ol fashioned good time! The music was the key to the energy of the evening, leading up to the grand finale fireworks!
We truly appreciate you facilitating the timeline of the speeches, special dedications and especially stopping the music to send everyone outside for the fireworks! Your professional coordination with the staff at Overbrook allowed Paul and I to focus on our guests (and having fun!)
Our families have heard nothing but positive words about the evening….and many “that was the best wedding I’ve ever been too.” The comments overwhelmingly were about the band, the music and the fireworks! You truly made the evening memorable for all of our guests and that was our goal!
I would be happy to speak with any potential newlyweds and give my personal recommendation of the Renaissance Orchestra! I also look forward to working with you again in my professional career!
Best wishes to you and the entire band!
Thanks again for everything!Laurie and Paul Heinerichs
Venue: Overbrook Golf Club/Bryn Mawr, PA
Ray and I just wanted to tell you guys how awesome you were at the wedding!!! We had the best time and everyone is still talking about how much fun you guys were!! Everyone LOVED it!! You did a great job announcing and all the songs they learned for us were perfect. We could not have been happier. If you ever need a letter of recommendation from us, let me know. Hope all is well!!
Thanks again for making our night so fun!Annie & Ray
Venue: Occasions/New Hope, PA
We had great food and beautiful flowers but the truth is….is that the party was a huge success thanks to you and your band. The music was absolutely fantastic and fun and responsible for the absolute blast that we and all the guests had. If you need a reference or there is a place on FB or Philly.com where I can rave about you please let me know.Lisa & Bill Keys (Parents of the Bride)
Venue: Merion Cricket Club/Haverford, PA
I just wanted to send you a much overdue THANK YOU for the amazing performance you guys put on at our wedding. Everyone had such an awesome time and the dance floor was completely packed the whole night. It was incredible and everything we hoped for and more! The songs you learned were spot-on and you guys just made the celebration happen, keeping the crowd happy and dancing. So many people complimented you guys throughout the night! We cannot thank you enough for everything. Thank you thank you thank you! I hope we have the opportunity to see you play again soon!!!
Thank you!!!!!Michelle and PJ
Venue: Union League/Philadelphia, PA
What a fabulous performance! For the past few weeks we have been hearing glowing reviews from family and friends who had a fantastic time at the wedding. Throughout the entire night there didn’t seem to be a single moment when the dance floor wasn’t packed! Thank you so very much for your help in making it an unforgettable wedding!Annette and Brian
Venue: Downtown Club/Philadelphia, PA
WOW!!! Katie and Jimmy’s reception was a totally awesome experience from start to finish. We have gotten so many compliments about how great the orchestra was and how quickly the evening flew because EVERYONE was on the dance floor all night!!!
Dave and I are so glad that Mary and Chris knew about your group and booked Renaissance.
Your sound is fantastic and your stage energy infectious. I really appreciate you learning “The Twelfth of Never” for my husband and me. It was a wonderful surprise…You guys are the best!!!!Dave and Paula Ganley (Parents of the Bride)
Venue: Philadelphia Marriott West/Conshohocken, PA
We can’t thank you and the band enough for the wonderful job you did at our wedding in April. Tom and I continue to get compliments on the band we chose for our wedding and I know there were many guests who took your business cards! The fact that the band doesn’t take a collective break makes you really stand out from the others, but your talent alone is great! We were lucky to have such a big dance floor!
Thanks too for the wonderful rendition of “Julie Do You Love Me” — I only wish I’d had a recording of it. You guys made my dance with Dad perfect.
We will certainly be out to see the band play soon and will keep recommending you all!Julie & Tom Paglaiccetti (Can you believe this new last name?! Everyone said you were great with pronouncing it too!)
Venue: Stone Harbour Yacht Club/Stone Harbour, NJ
Connie and I want to express our deepest thanks and gratitude for the performance your orchestra provided for Colleen andConnie & Bill Greenlee (Parents of the Bride)
Chris’ wedding reception at the Downtown Club on Friday, October 28. YOU GUYS ROCK. Everyone, and I mean EVERYONE, was
blown away by the music you played. Connie and I were with Chris at the audition, and we thought we knew how good the band was. But
at the reception, you exceeded our expectation. We had such a great time, and the Renaissance Orchestra was a major reason why.
Venue: The Down Town Club/Philadelphia, PA
John and I are back to reality and want to take the opportunity to thank you for a fabulous time on September 15. The Renaissance Orchestra killed it! The variety of songs you played throughout the event was awesome and your timing was spot on. There wasn’t a butt in their seat the WHOLE night. We got so many complements about how much fun they had because of the music and dancing. In fact, at one point, our photographer turned to us and asked if he could request a song. Not sure if that’s a good or a bad thing considering he was on the clock. But thought I’d share with you!
You made our lives worry free that night and we felt in good hands during the entire planning process. Can’t thank you enough! You guys are kick ass and I’m recommending you to everyone I know.
Feel free to use this feedback in any of your marketing materials and/or I’d be happy to write a more in depth testimonial. Hope our paths cross again and we’ll certainly keep you in mind for future events.
Thanks so much!Sarah and John Schmidt
Venue: Private Tent/Eaglesmere, PA
We hope you and the band are well! As we reminisced and watched the video, we wanted to reach out and thank you again for your awesome job at our wedding. The music and energy that the group provided really made it a great night! The guests still talk about how great the music and dancing was. We hope you are enjoying the summer and look forward to talking with you soon.Mike and Randi Lawson
Venue: Radisson Lord Baltimore/Baltimore, MD
I am sure that Melissa and Paul will e-mail you, but I wanted to let you know how pleased Gary and I were with everything–from the ceremony music, to the soft jazz, to the party music as the reception–you guys are like a crezendo, starting soft and slow, and ending with the best dancing music ever. Many of our guests commented how great you were, and wanted to know how we “found you” (I gave all the credit to Paul). Even the “older” ones who could no longer make it to the dance floor, thought you were awesome!
Many thanks for all the time you spent with Melissa and Paul as they planned their wedding. You were a HUGE part in making this wedding such a success.Karen and Gary McGuffin (Parents of the Bride)
Venue: Hyatt Penn’s Landing/Philadelphia, PA
We want to thank you so much for making our wedding reception so memorable. The music was outstanding and everyone has commented on how great you were! We couldn’t have asked for more. You really went above and beyond for us and we are so appreciative. Thank you for making our day so special and for working with us on the slideshow!Sharon and Andy Ricker
Venue: Bank Street Annex/Easton, PA
Brian and I just wanted to let you know that your performance at our wedding was just simply amazing!!!! You all did a fantastic job and people are still talking about it. Our wedding night wouldn’t have been the same without you guys there with your high energy, amazing voices, and awesome overall presence. We were totally taken aback by the incredible job you did on all 3 new songs, especially the Mumford! I hope you keep that in your repertoire 🙂
I hope the rest of the wedding season goes well for all of you! And we def have our fingers crossed that we see you perform again.Melissa and Brian
Venue: John Audubon Center at Millgrove/Audubon, PA
We just want to thank you for the incredible job that you and the band did on Sunday. The music went way beyond our expectations and you did such an amazing job taking care of everything. You were such a pleasure to work with from start to finish and we appreciate it so much. If you ever need a GLOWING recommendation please feel free to give our numbers and/or emails out!
Thanks again!Haley & Gabe
Venue: Carousel Farm/Mechanicsville, PA
We can’t thank you enough for your wonderful music and professionalism throughout Julie and Gary’s entire wedding. Everyone raved about you. We can’t wait to see the video to really get a chance to hear and see everything that went on. We were on such a high that I know we missed things. The dance floor was full just as you said it would be. We would highly recommend you to anyone!!Martha and Ron Segel (Parents of the Bride)
Venue: Brookside Country Club/Macungie, PA
Once again, we want to thank you for such a fabulous evening celebrating Lori and Evan’s wedding! We have gotten so many wonderful comments about the Renaissance Orchestra. Thank you especially for “holding the date” until they signed your contract. I hope you had safe and uneventful travels and that you will return to central PA. It was a pleasure meeting and working with you. Thanks again for helping create special memories!Betsy & family
Venue: Bucknell University/Lewisburg, PA
I am writing to send a long overdue thank you to you and the band. Joe and I had such a wonderful time at our wedding. We are still getting compliments on the band! They really did have a huge part in making our night wonderful. We cant thank you enough for all of your help. We saw on your website last month that the band will be at the Trump Plaza Beach Bar on 6/3 and Joe and I are going to try to make it over. Maybe we will see you there. Really, thanks again for everything, it really was the best night of our lives (so far)…Maureen & Joe Jackson
Venue: Normandy Farms/Blue Bell, PA
First, we want you to know that music is and always has been an important part of our lives, the lives of our closest circle of friends, and as a central element of any social event in which we have a hand. We live with and surround ourselves with music.
Second, at our daughter’s wedding last Saturday we had a lot of musicians present, including many who are accomplished professionally in their own right. Our new son-in-law is one of them and has played professionally as a jazz saxophonist in Los Angeles and elsewhere. Members of his old group were present and many of the groomsmen whom you met are very talented musicians.
With all of that musicality in the audience, we have to tell you that we stopped counting the people who approached us to tell us that the orchestra was the best wedding band they had ever heard, and that in addition to celebrating a wedding, they felt as if they were part of an incredible musical event. Several people told us flatly, “This is the best party I have ever been to in my life.”
Finally, with so much individual virtuosity among your vocalists and musicians, your ability to keep the dance floor filled with only 2 or 3 of you on stage during partial breaks was just astonishing. You really are the best wedding band we have ever heard.
As people who are continuously planning social and charitable events, we will be recommending the Renaissance Orchestra to everyone we know, as will our caterer who, in addition to being a very good friend, is extremely sought-after and dispenses a lot of advice to party planners throughout our area.
We would like others to have the kind of experience you made possible for us and for all who were in attendance last Saturday evening.
With heartfelt thanks and sincere congratulations for your professionalism from our first meeting through the day and evening of the wedding…Joe & Betsy Falconi (Parents of the Bride)
Venue: Max Hansen’s Farm/Carversville, PA
I just got the video from Courtney and Dan’s wedding (on Sept. 25th) at the Ballroom at the Ben and it brought back so many wonderful memories. Most specifically, it reminded me of how fabulous Renaissance Orchestra was!!!! I just felt that I had not told you enough how much you and the band added to the specialness of the evening. Each musician was superb throughout the celebration….but especially during the wedding ceremony, I must compliment Alexandra on her absolutely beautiful voice!!! Her version of “Amazing Grace” sent chills down everyone’s spine….so beautiful and touching. She made that most beautiful ceremony even better and I had to write to thank her for that. Please pass along my compliments to her. We loved her…..and everyone else in the band too!!! I wish we could do that night all over again!!!
I must add a personal thank you to you for being so professional and looking so beautiful that night!!! It was a joy working with you and I hope our paths will cross again in the future.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and the other members of the band!!!Debbie Sullivan
Thank you so much for playing at our wedding and doing such a great job. Your song choices appealed to both the younger and older audiences and I’m so glad that you got everyone dancing all night long. The fact that everyone was chanting “one more song” at the end of the night proves you were a big hit. I will definitely recommend you to local friends getting married!Leslie and Brian Miller
Venue: Trenton Country Club/West Trenton, NJ
We wanted to thank you and the orchestra again for doing such a an incredible job at our wedding at Skytop Lodge a few weeks ago. We have gotten so many compliments on your performance and song selections. We really enjoyed ourselves and we know all of our guests did as well as evidenced by the packed dance floor all night long. We will certainly recommend Renaissance Orchestra to everyone we know. Thanks again for making our wedding so memorable!Eganne and Pat McGowan
Venue: Skytop Lodge/Skytop, PA
The Renaissance Orchestra really knows how to “make the music” and Arthur and I wanted to thank you, Leon and all of the band members for making our wedding such a memorable experience.
The music selections spoke to four generations and your musicians and vocalists demonstrated a wide range of talent from Mozart at the ceremony to a wild hora at the reception. So many of our guests commented on how great it was to dance to your beat and you kept the program moving and lively to the end.
We had such a wonderful time and we appreciate all of your efforts on our behalf.
I just wanted to add my personal thanks for the way your band performed for our wedding. Your group is indeed the best around.Judith and Arthur Klein
Venue: Wyndham Hotel/Valley Forge, PA
I just wanted to thank you and the band again. They were fantastic (even my mother is raving, and she’s hard to please when it comes to music, not to mention Peter), and you were great to work with—I know I wasn’t the most responsive!!! Everyone keeps telling us how much fun they had at the party, and I know it had a lot to do with you guys.
I hope we’ll get the chance to work/play together again.Cindy Spiegel (Kupfer Bat Mitzvah)
Venue: Columbia University Faculty House/New York, NY
Thank you so much for a wonderful evening. You made the night! It was so exciting to never see the dance floor empty… exactly what we wanted!!! It was absolutely awesome! We also wanted to tell you that the owner of Spring Mill will be receiving your number. She and her husband are good friends of ours and were amazed by your obvious talent. Before leaving, she asked us for your info and wanted us to tell you how much fun the Renaissance Orchestra was. We hope that something may come of it. We’ll send pics to you in the fall.Ashley and Joey Haas
Venue: Spring Mill Manor/Ivyland, PA
Phaedra – Please thank Leon and the rest of the Renaissance Orchestra for coming to Baltimore and for making Randi and Mike’s wedding the best ever. We can’t tell you how many of our friends have called us this week to tell us how lovely the wedding was and how absolutely wonderful you guys were. They all said that they have never heard a better wedding band or had a better time at a wedding. In fact our photographer, who has been professionally shooting weddings for 35 years, told us that the Renaissance Orchestra is absolutely the best band that he has ever heard. We were hoping for the wedding to be elegant and fun. The Lord Baltimore Hotel supplied the elegance and you supplied the fun. For the better part of the night, most of our guests were on the the dance floor dancing. You kept the evening moving with your fabulous sound from beginning to end. Our daughter Randi never stopped smiling. As parents, we could not have hoped for anything better. It was truly a magical night for our families and we have the Renaissance Orchestra to thank for that. We will have our wonderful memories forever.Judy and Stuart Haman (Parents of the Bride)
Venue: Lord Baltimore Hotel/Baltimore, MD
I wanted to thank you and all the members of the Renaissance Orchestra for making our daughters wedding reception such a memorable event. The band was remarkable!!! Words can not express just how fantastic the Renaissance Orchestra was. Everyone throughout the entire reception and since has been talking about how GREAT the band was.
The music is the reception and the Renaissance Orchestra made our wedding reception an event people will be taking about for time to come.Harry and Carol Schank (Parents of the Bride)
Venue: Hillcrest Hall/Pottsville, PA
Matthew and I wanted to take a moment to thank you for your fantastic performance you gave at our wedding on May 27th. We were overwhelmed with how beautiful our first dance song was and that was one of the highlights for us. We so enjoyed seeing our friends and family, both old and young, together celebrating on the dance floor. Many of our guests and BOTH MOTHERS (yes you read that correctly!) have called and sent us messages to let us know how “phenominal” the band was and how it really made the event so much fun. We even had people telling us that it was the most fun they ever had at a wedding and we have YOU to thank for that! I can honestly say that we had fun at our own wedding and the day was flawless for us. We really can’t thank you enough for the job you did in making the day so much fun for us. We will never forget you.Matthew and Stephanie Clinger
Venue: The Mendenhall Inn/Chadds Ford, PA
The Renaissance Orchestra did an absolutely outstanding job for our wedding reception. Not only did they sound great, but they were extremely flexible, organized, and easy to work with. They learned 3 songs that were not on their playlist, and inspite of very detailed instructions (lyric changes, tempo changes, etc.), they played them perfectly. Many times throughout the night and even since the wedding, guests have commented on they have never heard a band of this caliber at a wedding reception, nor have they seen so many guests up and dancing! Their stage presence was a perfect combination of classy and fun. The Renaissance Orchestra was an instrumental part of the happiest day of our lives. I highly recommend them to all that are considering hiring them, for any occasion.Ryan and Natalie Buck
Venue: Normandy Farms/Blue Bell, PA
We are so glad we chose the Renaissance Orchestra to perform at our wedding reception! The music was PHENOMENAL! All of our guests are still in awe at the performance and continuous play of music. Patrick and I would especially like to thank the band for learning the Grateful Dead songs. Although we may have missed the songs on the dance floor, we heard them! Thank you again for helping to make our wedding such a memorable night for us!Amy and Patrick Ryan
Venue: Aldie Mansion/Doylestown, PA
We wanted to thank you and the band for a wonderful evening. You all did a wonderful job on June 18 and everyone raved about the music. Thanks so much, it was a lot of fun!Rhonda Rackers (Mother of the Bride)
Venue: Occasions/New Hope PA
On behalf of the Burns/Knight wedding in Malvern (6/6/09), we wish to thank you for an incredible experience. We can’t tell you the number of guests who told us it was the best time at a wedding they could ever remember. We say guests dancing who hadn’t danced in years, if ever. Thank you. Thank you! Thank you!! You were far better than we could have imagined.Patrick and Amy Burns
Venue: People’s Light and Theater Co./Malvern, PA
Hey! How are you? Brian and I are doing great as well as my family. I am very happy to hear about that referral! My boss and everyone in attendance loved you guys!!!
I just wanted to THANK YOU SO MUCH for everything! You and the band made my wedding very special! You and the band were very accommodating and presented options that were terrific! I miss you and the band in the dealings, the advice, the warming feeling that was portrayed out to make everyone comfortable. I have and will recommend you and the band because you made the night great till the end!!!
Brian and I will soon take a ride to see you again because we enjoyed you sharing in our special day that will stay with us throughout our lives and our family lives.
Keep in touch! Send us updates on where to meet up with you.Brian and Stephanie Arasz
Venue: Stroudsmoor Country Inn/Stroudsburg, PA
I didn’t get your email until I returned. Needless to say the reception was perfect! Honestly, Cameron and I couldn’t have had more fun! The band was phenomenal and I was so impressed by the songs we asked them to learn. The play list and order of songs was perfect to keep the party going. I have always dreamed about the music and dancing at my wedding. I hope you could tell that everyone had an amazing time. I couldn’t have wished for more! Thank you for being so wonderful to work with. Everyone is raving about you guys!Andrea Bond
Venue: Aldie Mansion/Doylestown, PA
Thanks for a great performance by the RO for our wedding at Lime Spring Farm in Lancaster on Sept. 9th! You guys rocked it, and everyone had a great time. All of our guests commented on how great you guys where. Your trumpet player for the wedding ceremony was great. When I heard him play the piccolo trumpet for Trumpet Voluntary by Purcell, I was so impressed. The standards for the happy hour were perfect, and the dance music simply rocked the reception. I just submitted the review on the Wedding Wire for you, but if I can ever give you any other recommendations or referrals, I would love to assist in any way possible. Thanks to you, Leon, and the entire band for all of your hard work, effort, and fine musical talent!Tony Seyfert (General Sales Manager, Mercedes-Benz of Lancaster, and former Lead Trumpet Penn State Blue Band)
Venue: Lime Spring Farm/Lancaster, PA
We wanted to write to thank you for the A-MAZING music you provided for our wedding! From cocktail hour to the last tune of the reception, your talented musicians kept everyone entertained and dancing! You are all top-notch musicians and we could not be happier with our wedding soundtrack:-)
Phaedra and Leon: THANK YOU both for your professional and helpful attitude from first contact through final handshake. Fantastic. What is it that people remember most about a wedding: the food, the chairs, the venue? Nope, it’s the music and we were lucky enough to have the most amazing band possible play at our wedding! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!Jason and Victoria Hurwitz
Venue: Blue Ridge Country Club/Harrisburg, PA
I have been meaning to write this email for 2 months and I JUST finished reviewing everyone on The Knot and I remembered that I wanted to write you personally to say THANK YOU. You guys truly took our wedding to the next level. Everyone who I talk to can not stop saying how great you guys were. Ah! I don’t think I left the dance floor for more than 5 minutes all night, which is exactly what I wanted!
I’ve already gotten a few people asking about you, so I hope you get more work from our friends. I know we will see you again when my sisters get married! Although, they need to find boyfriends first 🙂 LOL.
If anyone ever needs a referral, please feel free to give them my contact info. And again, THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart.
Venue: Private home/Collegeville, PA
We have gotten so many compliments on the music at our wedding! People keep telling me that we had the best band they have ever heard at a wedding. And of course I loved the music too. Honestly, I can’t remember too many songs that you played (the wedding is such a blur to me now, I can’t remember much of it at all) but I know I loved them at the time and we danced a lot. In addition to the great music, you were very professional. Having a band with a dedicated manager like you made a big difference in the entire process. I really appreciate your looking out for us throughout the event. Honestly, my father in law Arnold was a bit skeptical of my choice. I think he was worried that I would chose a band that was too loud or wouldn’t play “the right kind of music”. But you played a great mix of songs and each one was amazing. Arnold loved the music and that made me look good! I know that you worked very hard but I hope you had some fun too!
Anyway, if you ever need a reference, let me know. I’d be happy to help.
Please keep me on your distribution. Hopefully we’ll come out and see you at a bar sometime.Andy (and Rebecca)
Venue: Appleford Estate/Villanova, PA
Thank you so much for helping us have the most wonderful evening we could have possibly imagined! The music could not have been better. We loved every minute of it. As a musician myself, I was pretty picky about who to hire for our wedding. Abby just wanted a band that would make people dance. Well, we were both ecstatic when we found you. The dance floor was packed practically all night, and we loved listening and dancing to all your players throughout the whole evening. You were wonderfully professional at every step of the process, and we never had a moment’s worry about the music.
We wish you the best, and thanks again.
If you ever need someone to be a reference for you, I’d be more than happy to talk to them.Josh (and Abby)
Venue: Appleford Mansion/Villanova, PA
We want to THANK YOU so much for the amazing job you and the band did at our wedding on August 21. From start to finish the band never stopped playing, the song selections were perfect, and not only were you classy and professional, but also energetic, fun, and kept the wedding at such the right pace that everyone had a blast! Jenn and I didn’t need any convincing but ALL of our guests raved about the performance you put on as well. You also did a great job with the MC’ing as everything ran smoother than Jenn or I could have imagined.
If you ever need a reference or a contact for any potential clients that are considering Renaissance Orchestra, please do not hesitate to send them our way and we will do our best to let them know how awesome the band is! We’ll be recommending Renaissance to anyone and everyone we know!!
Please pass on our sincere gratitude and thanks to each and every member of the band. Renaissance was one of the big reasons why the night was such a success and everyone had a great time. (We’re STILL getting phone calls from guests telling us so….)
Thanks again!Kris & Jenn Prebola
Venue: Lucien’s Manor/Berlin, NJ
I am writing to express my sincerest appreciation for the outstanding contribution Renaissance Orchestra made to my daughter’s wedding on Saturday, September 3rd. My daughter’s wedding day turned out perfectly, and I would be remiss not to recognize the important role Renaissance Orchestra played in that success.
As a father-of-the-bride, I can personally attest the financial burden associated with giving your daughter a truly special wedding are quite considerable. Throughout the planning process, one is constantly faced with decisions that ultimately revolve around cost versus perceived benefit considerations, and this includes whether to have live music and, if so, the selection of a band to provide it. With the wedding now behind me, I can say without hesitation that the very best decision I made was to engage Renaissance Orchestra, as it truly made my daughter’s wedding a memorable event and one that will never be forgotten by anyone in attendance.
My daughter (who is now on her honeymoon) told me that as she made the rounds visiting each table, she received all the expected congratulatory comments and compliments on various aspects of the reception, but the one constant she literally heard from every single guest was how outstanding the music was. This was perfectly evidenced by the fact that virtually no one left the reception until its very end, and indeed it ended with a full dance floor of guests imploring you to play “just one more song”.
But perhaps the best – and most objective – testimony to how absolutely amazing Renaissance truly is came from the professional photographer we hired for the occasion. At the end of the evening, he told my wife and I that Renaissance was, “by far – BY FAR – the most amazing band he has ever heard at any wedding reception”. Coming from a man that has made his living photographing weddings, and who has undoubtedly attended hundreds of receptions, this is remarkable testimony.
I am sure my daughter will write to express her gratitude upon returning from her honeymoon, but I wanted to personally thank you and every member of the band for a wonderful performance. Should anyone that is considering retaining Renaissance wish to contact me directly to discuss my experience, please fell free to share my contact information with them.Mike Bondiskey (Father of the Bride)
Venue: Spring mill Manor/Ivyland, PA
Our daughter’s wedding was held in Philadelphia on May 4, 2013. We cannot possibly find enough words to convey our appreciation and thanks for making her wedding “insanely fun” (as one of our guests commented)! Phaedra was gracious, warm and professional to deal with. She met with our daughter and her fiancé to be sure that all the details were conveyed to her, and talked to us, her parents, as well. The music was phenomenal. Everyone remarked about the awesome sound of the band. The dancing went on all night. Even the representative from the venue’s caterer said that they never saw so many people dancing for so long at a wedding. “The best wedding band I ever heard”…”Will the band go to our city?”…”How were you lucky enough to find them?”…”insanely fun”…”The most fun I have ever had at a wedding”…”Fantastic music”..”I could have danced all night.”…were only some of the many comments we received about this fantastic awesome music Our deepest thanks to Phaedra and the orchestra for your attention to detail, making the process so warm and easy, and most of all, for giving our daughter, her fiancé and all of our 250 guests a night they will always remember with joy.Al and Sandi Davis(parents of the bride)
Venue: National Constitution Center/Philadelphia, PA
The CHC Holiday Party was a great success! I had so many people stop by my office on Monday to tell me how much they loved the band! You told me I would be happy with my choice and you were right. The Renaissance Orchestra is awesome! I hope to have the opportunity to have you at another event. Thank you! You were all great to work with and so very talented.Connie (CHC Inc. Meeting Planner)
Venue: Independence Seaport Museum/Philadelphia, PA
We’re still reveling in the memories of Becca and Brian’s wedding. We’re getting dozens of calls, notes and emails from our guests. Each and every one has mentioned your band’s magnificent performance! They loved the sound, all your personalities, the range of music and the non-stop dancing! You know we were worried that it might be too loud and that our generation would not have enough familiar music to dance to. Well, that might still be a concern with other bands, but not for yours. The whole evening turned out perfectly–and I think even the few curmudgeons we invited got up and danced!
We really appreciated you taking the time to learn “All the Things You Are”, which was my mom and dad’s signature song, and Linda Ronstadt’s “Feels like Home” which is my new favorite–and a good wedding song as well. Those extra things, including the great parade from the Arch Street Meeting House made it a truly special evening for all of us. And I learned from one of our guests that one of your musicians had flown in from Frankfurt, Germany that afternoon! Talk about loyalty!
We’ve already spread your names around, but if you need a recommendation, just write or call. I’m sure the kids will write when they get back from their honeymoon in Turkey.Susan Wright (Mother of the Bride)
Venue: The Down Town Club/Philadelphia, PA
I wanted to send my sincerest thanks and regards to Renaissance Orchestra for their work at the banquet for the 15th International p53 Conference on Monday nite October 11th.
I knew that getting 250 geeky cancer researchers up to the dance floor was going to be a challenge, but I also knew RO was up to the challenge! After a few looks of shock from the scientists (dressed in their sandals and black socks), they loosened up and RO had everyone on the floor for 2 hours, and RO WAS SPECTACULAR.
Thank you thank you thank you for making my conference a huge hit.Maureen Murphy
Venue: National Constitution Center/Philadelphia, PA
I cannot even begin to convey to you how amazing Renaissance was at our wedding on July 2, 2005. You guys really BLEW EVERYONE AWAY! The whole band exceeded the highest expectations that I had set for y’all! From the music, to the introductions, to just controlling the flow of the night, it could not have been more perfect. Every part of the experience was smooth, and you are a pleasure to know. The band rocked the house the whole night. Our group of friends had 4 other weddings this summer (ours was the first), and each one had a band, and everyone still talks about how amazing Renaissance was. In retrospect, if I had to do things all over, there would be only 2 things that would be a must have for me…obviously my now husband, and Renaissance! Thanks for everything and the great memories, and I look forward to rocking with you guys again real soon!Jennifer Culhane
Venue: Hotel Bethlehem/Bethlehem, PA
Now that I’ve had a few weeks to recover, I wanted to thank you, Leon, and the entire Renaissance Orchestra for a truly amazing night. The band made our reception what it was, and I can’t tell you how many compliments I received about the group. Everyone was asking where we had found you, and everyone said “they were worth every penny.” We all couldn’t believe that basically every guest was on the dance floor until the bitter end! You went above and beyond to make sure everyone’s names were correct and to make sure every person who had a role was ready to go at the right time. The mezinka was amazing, mostly because you took the time to explain to the guests what the dance was about and what they were supposed to do. Evan’s parents were incredibly touched.
Evan and I wanted to especially thank you for being so easy to work with and accommodating. Not only did you let us perform with you, but you transposed the song, let Evan borrow a guitar, and allowed his little cousin to shake a shaker along with the band for several numbers! We had the best night of our lives, and we thank you so so much. I would be happy to recommend anyone to you. I hope to hear you guys again someday!Lori and Evan Wolf
Venue: Bucknell University/Lewisburg, PA
Thank you SO much for your amazing performance at our wedding!! I can’t tell you how many people raved about you. You made our day fantastic and unforgettable. You mailed the songs we had you learn, especially Phish. I have already recommended you to two couples, so hopefully we will get to hear you play again!Anne and Brian
Venue: Limespring Farm/Lancaster, PA
We are still smiling from the wedding. Everyone there had a fabulous time and can’t stop talking about the band! I don’t think I have ever seen so many guests dance so much at any other party. Please extend our thanks to the entire band for helping make Alexandra and Kris’s wedding such a memorable and fun time.Holly Fergusson (Mother of the Bride)
Venue: Private estate/Doylestown, Pa
Thanks to you and all the members of The Renaissance Orchestra for the fantastic job you did for us at our son’s wedding reception on May 31st at Font Hill Museum. You all set the tone for the evening and kept the flow going for a super fun and exciting time for all. Thank you, Phaedra, for your exceptional professionalism and organization. We didn’t have to worry about a thing!
I’m sure you could tell how much everyone enjoyed the music. We have been told many times that “the band made the reception”. Thank you for everything!Susan Thorkelson (Mother of the Groom)
Venue: Font Hill Museum/Doylestown, PA
We just got back from the Honeymoon and people are still talking about you guys! You were fabulous. The dance floor was full all night, the songs you learned sounded great and you really helped keep me aware of what was going on.
Your sound is so wonderful and we can’t thank you enough for the entire night. Everything from the ceremony to the end was perfect. We are so glad we found you and we will definitley be recommending you to others. If you need a reference, I would be happy to provide one. Thank you again for a wonderful night & great party!Molly and Chris Howard,
Venue: Spring Mill Manor/Ivyland, PA
Thank you so much for being the highlight of our wedding. We have never heard a wedding band as great as yours. Live music was important to us and your performance was so energetic. Also, thank you for allowing us to play a selection with the band. We will always have that memory. We hope to have the pleasure of listening to you again. You are the best.Andrew and Katie
Venue: Bear Creek Mountain Resort/Macungie, PA
We can’t thank you enough for making our special day so incredible. You are spectacular! Thank you for your beautiful music, your energy, your organization and for all the little things you do to make a wedding reception go smoothly and perfectly.Megan and Brian
Venue: Bear Creek Mountain Resort/Macungie, PA
I could not wait to write to you to thank you and the Renaissance Orchestra for their outstanding performance at my daughter Courtney’s wedding last week at The Ballroom at the Ben in Philadelphia. Every single person who was a guest at the wedding has asked the name of the band and has raved about your performance; and each one is in agreement that the band was truly PHENOMENAL and the BEST band they had ever heard!!!! Not only was the song selection perfect, but the continuous music throughout the evening was amazing!!! In addition, your band created such a high energy level throughout the room, and each musician’s ability was of the highest caliber which truly added to the success of that special occasion. To me a strong band is the backbone of a fantastic party, and your band truly made the evening the fabulous success that it was. I will forever recommend you to every one I know!!!
Again, thank you from the bottom of my heart for making my daughter’s wedding so memorable and outstanding. It was an absolute pleasure to work with you these past months; your professionalism was of the highest standard!!!Debbie Sullivan (mother of the bride)
Venue: The Ballroom at the Ben/Philadelphia, PA
I’m sorry I didn’t get a chance to talk to you after Elise and Steve’s wedding to say how wonderful you were. My friends and family have been calling to say how much they loved the music. The dance floor was never empty. You helped everything run smoothly and we had a great time. Elise and Steve are so glad they chose you for the music. If you ever need a recommendation, please give them my number.Janet Brown (Mother of the Bride)
Venue: Spring Mill Manor/Ivyland, PA
Thank you! Thank you! We’ve been waiting to send out cards because we wanted to include some pictures, but we’ve been slow in getting our CD, so eventually we will send some out. If you’d like to view them on Bart’s web site, we can email it to you.
Anyway, we just wanted to make sure you know how much we loved you! We knew right away you would make the night perfect and you did just that!! Everything was perfect, our first dance song was amazing and not one detail was missed. So many people have complimented you and have told us how fabulous you were. We will definitely use your band again in the future and we will happily recommend you to everyone we know. Thanks for everything, you had it all under control and it made us feel able to truly enjoy the day/night without any worries.Kaite and Josh
Venue: Lake House Inn/Perkasie, PA
WOW!!! You guys ROCKED!!!!!
Thank you so much for being part of our wedding!! You did an outstanding job. Everyone has been commenting on how great you guys were!!
I will be strongly encouraging the club, and other members to utilize you for their functions.
You were so easy to work with, and the blend of music worked perfectly for the night!! We can’t thank you enough!
I hope to see you guys in the near future. Until then, best wishes!!Kim and Rich
Venue: Lehigh Country Club/Allentown, PA
Renaissance Orchestra played at our wedding in April 2005, and they were awesome! We received so many compliments from all of guests, and Renaissance surpassed our own expectations. They are a great band with very talented musicians. In addition to their talents, Renaissance is extremely professional. With Phaedra in charge, we did not worry about one thing! Thanks again to everyone in the band, and especially Phaedra, for making our day perfect and allowing us to enjoy our day and not worry about a thing music wise! We would definitely book Renaissance Orchestra again and have recommended them to all of our friends!Chad and Jane Gottfrid
Venue: Whitemarsh Valley Country Club/Lafayette Hill, PA
Guys. Your band made a very special occasion that much better. Everyone was impressed by your performance and professionalism. Me, I’m impressed by your ability. Thanks for humoring me and making me sound good. It was a great day and you guys played a major part!Dave Schaeffer (Father of the Bride)
Venue: Hyatt Penn’s Landing/Philadelphia PA
I hope the busy Fall wedding season is going well for you and the rest of the band!
As we recently passed our one-year anniversary (we can’t believe it has already been a year), we wanted to reach out to you and thank you again for performing at our wedding at Pen Ryn last October. We had SO MUCH FUN dancing the night away thanks to Renaissance Orchestra. All we can say is, you totally rocked it! We could not have asked for a better band or more enjoyable people to work with. Our friends and family are STILL talking about how much they loved our wedding band! We have so many fond memories and we can’t thank you enough. We just hope we get to go to another wedding where you guys are performing! (I guess I just have to wait for more of my friends to get engaged… or get boyfriends for that matter!)
Anyway, thank you again. A year later, we’re still smiling and wish we could do it all over again – thank you so much for that!Michele (Weintraub) & Tad Moses
Venue: Pen Ryn Mansion/Bensalem, PA
One of our guests said they had never, ever attended a wedding where people didn’t want to leave! Everyone marveled at the non-stop performance of song after dance-able song and everyone of all ages found themselves on the dance floor – some for hours!
Of special note was the outstanding, somewhat last minute(!) inclusion of two first time songs for your band, the “Katy” song and “Home”. Both were extraordinarily true to the original performance and were deeply meaningful for our family and the newlyweds. Thank you!Gail and George Ball (Parents of the Bride)
Venue: Brantwyn Estate/Wilmington, DE
Renaissance was simply awesome at our wedding. We had such a good time — countless friends and relatives came up and told us how great the music was.
If you ever need a reference for future clients, we’d be happy to help. Naomi and I just got back from our honeymoon — she was humming “Let’s Stay Together” the whole trip. Thanks for making our wedding celebration so spectacular!Bimal & Naomi
Venue: Abington Arts Center/Abington, PA
A little late, but Mike and I wanted to thank the Renaissance Orchestra for a terrific time at our wedding on March 30th. Your group was wonderful, and really kept the party going … it would not have been such a memorable evening without you guys! Thanks soo much for bringing it all together.
Also, although my uncle was not there in person (as he is still fighting cancer), he was able to hear the Shaggy song. My cousin called him while it was playing and put her phone on speaker. It meant so much to my family that you were able to do that. Thanks again for everything, it was great!!
Take good care and we’ll never forget the Renaissance Orchestra!Leslie and Mike Messler
Venue: Down Town Club/Philadelphia, PA
I just wanted to drop you a note to let you know how wonderful I think Renaissance Orchestra is and how much I enjoyed working with you on November 4th.
First of all, I want to thank you for doing such a wonderful job keeping the festivities going. That allowed me to be attentive to the Bride and Groom during the reception. A BIG Thank you!
The band was phenomenal! Everyone was up dancing and having a great time and the mix of music was just perfect! I will definitely recommend your band in the future for any weddings that I am in the loop of planning. The band looked sharp and backed it up with their musicianship.Lisa Powers
Venue: The Wedding Connection
I just wanted to thank you for making our wedding an extra special day. Please thank all the band members on my behalf, they did an amazing job!
All Matt and I wanted was a big party where our guests hit the dance floor and never left. Well you guys made that happen, thank you. The music selection was great and our guests really enjoyed the variety. To this day my friends tell me how much they liked the band. I have passed on your information to several friends so i hope they choose Renaissance for their wedding.
Matt and I will keep an eye out for you guys and catch you at your next public appearance. Thanks again!Alisha and Matthew Powers
Venue: The Waterfall Room/Philadelphia, PA
We have been meaning to write this letter since you and your Renaissance Orchestra performed at our Daughter’s Wedding at Bear Creek on July 30. What a show you put on! Soft music during the Cocktail Hour, an excellent job announcing the Wedding Party and Parents, quiet music during dinner, then you really started to rock! The selections you played were perfect. The dinner tables were empty – everyone was on the dance floor.
Although we did everything we could to provide a good time for our guests, it could not have happened without a great band. It is always said,”The band makes the Wedding”, and you surely proved that. We have received numerous accolades from family and friends about the “Band”. They especially commented on the Chicago tune you performed with the Bride and Groom joining you. Thank you for allowing that to happen.
Thank you for helping to make our Daughter’s Reception a memorable event for all of our Family and friends, and please know we will highly recommend you to anyone who asks.Lou and Margie Capasso (Parents of the Bride)
Venue: Bear Creek Mountain Resort/Macungie, PA
Words cannot adequately express our gratitude for the wonderful music and leadership you provided at our daughter’s recent wedding.. One of our guests remarked that she felt as though she were in heaven! From the dreamy piano/sax duo during the cocktail reception to the versatile listening and dance music throughout the evening – from start to finish, you created a night of incredible memories. We feel blessed to have found you and only wish we had another daughter so that we could relive that memorable night. Hopefully we’ll be guests at a future event where you are featured so that we can dance and dance some more!
Thank you for sharing your talents and passion for music with us. Your love for what you do shows and each of your musicians reflect that as well.Barry and Florence MacGibeny (Parents of the Bride)
Venue: The Down Town Club/Philadelphia, PA
Did not want to go a minute longer without telling you that your were the most fantastic orchestra we have ever heard! Live music is the MOST important part of any party and you made this one. It was a privilege to be in the room and we are grateful, beyond measure, for everything you all did. It exceeded our wildest expectations and your professionalism, your sound, your complete class filled the ballroom and our hearts with joy.
Best hora EVER.
And then, You kept 210 people dancing for 4 straight hours and our guests are all calling to tell us you were the highlight. That vocalist in the backless lilac dress- incredible. It was like being at a concert. Thank you!!!Pam Vinocur (Mother of the Bride)
Venue: Hyatt Bellevue/Philadelphia, PA
I just wanted to thank you for everything on Saturday night at Kristy’s wedding. The band was truly fantastic, I can’t really say enough about them. I have never seen so many people on the dance floor before! The band is just terrific. Thanks again. I will refer you to everyone I see.Marie Corr (Mother of the Bride)
Venue: Marriott West/Conshohocken, PA
A very long overdue thank you for making our wedding celebration unforgettable! To this day we get comments about “the band”; ‘where did you ever find them?’, ‘I can’t believe the range of music they played’, ‘They were worth every penny you spent’, and it goes on! One of our fondest memories is of the band. Every song surpassed the previous one and I think the dance floor was packed the entire night! In fact, I danced more than I mingled with guests. I couldn’t help it! We will definitely recommend you every chance we get. Thank you, thank you, thank you!Darcy and Matt Ewalt
Venue: People’s Light and Theater/Malvern, PA
Good Morning! What an absolutely wonderful magical night we had in little old York, PA. on Saturday night. I cannot tell you how many of our guests have called me or emailed me and their very first remark and I am not kidding you is “where in the world did you find that incredible band”! You guys were awesome!! The Yorktowne did a superb job hands down but it was the Renaissance Orchestra that from the moment you started to play until the end – without a break remind you – which no one could believe a band that never ever took a break, it was your Orchestra that made the party come to life and last all night long. I have been to many affairs where by 10:00/10:30 at night the “older” folks like me are out of it because the band has switched to the louder young tunes of today but you never let that happen. Everyone (all ages) wanted to dance to every song all night long. I was exhausted!! And the dance floor was absolutely never ever empty, the sign of a truly wonderful diversified group. Please express to Leon just how absolutely thrilled we were with your performance. And the last song, Auld Lang Syne, I was not sure at all how that would work out and that in the end it just might be my most favorite memory of all. Thank you for still being attentive at that hour of the night to realize we needed one extra verse to finish it off the way Becky and Brian wanted it to. What a great way to end a night of singing and dancing. I haven’t been able to talk to Becky except for a limited amount on Sun. morning. They went up to a remote cabin in Nova Scotia for their honeymoon but I know Phaedra she would just echo my remarks! Thank you for making perhaps my families best night of our lives so far so great – but you know I’ve got one coming up right behind, Trish, Becky’s youngest sister will be soon to follow. So as soon as I know 😉 – you will get a call!
Again a most sincere “thank you” to you, Leon and the entire Renaissance family for your talent, your professionalism and for making our wedding party the absolute best it could be!Mary Shanaman (Mother of the Bride)
Yorktowne Hotel/York, PA
You are Amazing! It must be a great feeling to know that you are making the most important day of someone’s life that much better with your incredible talent! We look forward to seeing you again since now you are a Sullivan regular! Thank you again for everything!Katie and Brian
Venue: Racquet Club of Philadelphia/Philadelphia, PA
Erik and I cant thank you and the Renaissance Orchestra enough for making our ceremony and reception come to life with your beautiful music. We go SO many compliments on your band and our guests really enjoyed the evening.
You were absolutely a jot to work with and we can’t thank you enough for being a part of our special day.Erik and Jenn
Venue: Abbie Holmes Estate/Cape May Court House, NJ
We can not thank you enough for our ‘out of this world’ performance at our wedding! An awesome band was at the top of my wedding priority list and you far exceeded our expectations and made our reception a true dance party. Our dance floor was packed the entire night due to your high energy performances. Since we have gotten back from our honeymoon all we hear is what a great band we had and how much fun our guest had dancing the night away! The group did amazing with the three songs that we asked them to learn as well as everything else on the play list that night!
Phaedra and Leon were true professionals leading up to the wedding and made the song selection process simple and stress free! We could not be happier with our band decision!
Thanks again!Alicia and Nick Milillo
Venue: North Hills Country Club/Glenside, PA
Just wanted to drop a note, on behalf of myself and the co-chairs of the 15th International p53 Workshop, to thank you for a spectacular evening at the National Constitution Center on October 11.
The Renaissance Orchestra truly rocked the house! You all really made the evening come together, from the music at cocktails and dinner to the exuberant dancing during dessert. You got the measure of the group in a snap, and got folks up on their feet. It was phenomenal.
Feel free to send prospective clients along to me if you need references. (Heck, I’m trying to come up with an excuse to hire you for myself …)Jennifer McGuire
Venue: National Constitution Center/Philadelphia, PA
We wanted to say a big THANK YOU for your amazing performance at our wedding. So many people of all ages and musical tastes told us the music and dancing was incredible. You guys were repeatedly called the best band people had ever heard at a wedding or any event. A family friend who had literally never gotten her husband on the dancefloor in 35 years of marriage, got him to dance! You played everbody’s favorites and knocked ’em all out of the park. You made our day so much fun and so memorable and we are so very grateful. We would recommend you to anyone and so would our guests!John and Monica Leibovitz
Union League/Philadelphia, PA
Thank you so much for the fabulous job you all did at our wedding. Can’t tell you how many of our guests kept asking who you guys were because you were terrific! One of our guests told us he was going to tell his sister to cancel the band she booked for her wedding and use you instead, so I really hope that happens! Again, thank you for all the great music you performed! You made our wedding so much fun and memorable!Lisa and Dan Evcic
Venue: Hilton Valley Forge/King of Prussia, PA
John and I have been meaning to thank you for helping to make our wedding such a wonderful occasion. You guys were great! Our guests loved you as well. The band was one thing I knew I didn’t have to worry about. You were so nice to work with and we appreciate everything.John and Kelly
Venue: McLoones Pier House/Long Branch, NJ
Once again I just want to say “thank you” for giving us a truly wonderful, wonderful evening of music and celebration at Trish’s and Kurt’s wedding this past Saturday. You guys were absolutely terrific. The selection of music was awesome. Everyone has commented on it. You can always tell when the guests are having fun when the dance floor is always packed and it was always packed! I think my favorite memory will be Trish and Ernie dancing to “My Girl” I just loved that! And ending it with Trish’s favorite version of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” that was just very special. After it was all over Ernie kept going down to try to catch you and have you come up to our suite so that we could buy you a drink and show you how much we appreciate your talent and professionalism, it has been a real pleasure working with you guys. We have no more daughters but who knows maybe when our son, EJ, finds his great gal (I’m confident one day he will) they will let us provide the music for their celebration and we will know just who to call. You guys are AWESOME! We thank you so much for making our celebration so special and fun!Mary & Ernie Shanaman (Parents of the Bride)
Yorktowne Hotel/York, PA
As expected, you and the rest of the Renaissance Orchestra completely blew us away – you were incredible. Your Nicki Minaj skills are impressive! Everything from the ceremony music, to the bob dylan and the kooks, our first dance, all of the sings you learned! Everything was amazing!!!!!! Truly amazing!!!!! I didn’t get the chance to say hello to all the band members and thank them individually. I came by after I had gotten out of my dress (which took forever because of all of the damned buttons) but I only saw your husband. I cannot believe you played three weddings this weekend! Please thank each person for us and let them know how much we appreciated each and every one if you. What a spectacular night! I will recommend you with the highest if reviews and I would not be surprised if you are asked to perform at more venues on the eastern shore now that Kathie and Kari known about you. So again, thank you, thank you, thank you for making our wedding so special!!!!!Christina and Myles
Venue: Aspen Wye River Estate/Queenstown, MD
I wanted to thank you one more time for your class and graciousness every time we met and/or spoke. You truly made Allyson and Andrew’s wedding a success despite the unusual circumstances. Everyone raved about the magic of your music. A heartfelt thank you to all of the talented members of your orchestra.Sandi Davis (Mother of the Bride)
Venue: National Constitution Center/Philadelphia, PA
Thank you again for a totally over-the-top performance! You had our guests dancing all night, your voices and instrumentation were fabulous and the energy in the room was everything we hoped for. I hope you enjoy a wonderful holiday!Chris Pyne (Father of the Bride)
Trenton Country Club/West Trenton, NJ
You guys are absolutely talented and amazing. People will not stop talking about how great the band was at the wedding! Everyone was dancing and enjoying themselves from start to finish! You guys really have a special gift and we are so thankful that you made our day as spectacular as it was! Thank you also for letting my cousin Chris play the drums! He really loved it and was excited to get the opportunity to be on stage! We were too! Jay and I enjoyed your covers of Fidelity and Julius, as did our friends! A lot of people were asking about your band and we hope that we will see you again at future events, we will happily be recommending you and bragging about your band!Lindsay and Jay
Venue: Pinecrest Country Club/Lansdale, PA
I just have to tell you we are still floating on clouds after Sarah’s & Matt’s wedding last Saturday.
You and the orchestra did an awesome job and really made the party the success it was.
So many people have said it was the best wedding they’d ever attended and the BEST band! Some thought the first dance song “la vie en rose” was recorded until they realized you were singing…and in perfect Parisienne french, too. Wow!
From the elegant jazzy cocktail hour to the end, you hit the perfect party “notes.”
The send off with marching drums and horns was a highlight everyone loved and so perfect for this NOLA couple.
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
Your talents and professionalism are first class and we loved working with you.
I can’t think of enough words to praise you, but please share our admiration and gratitude with the orchestra. Please offer me as a future reference for any inquiries. I would love to praise you more!Laura (Mother of the Bride)
Venue: Greenville Country Club/Wilmington, DE