Weddings

Thank you for considering The Abyss Function Band for your Wedding.

We specialise is Wedding bookings and try to offer a complete and broad range of musical services encompassing the wedding ceremony, post (or pre) wedding drinks, the wedding breakfast and the evening reception.

Our wedding packages cover a range of prices to cater both for people who are looking for a small amount of live music to make their day more unique and for those who are looking for a more personal and exclusive package for their special day. We can also provide music for your entire day at a special rate (so that you don’t have to pay over the odds to hire in additional musicians to play for your ceremony, etc).

We are also happy to arrange and perform music for your first dance and can even provide a specially recorded CD of your first dance song (recorded in a professional studio).

For further information please email info@abyssmusic.co.uk, read below and follow the link for the Band Song List.

Musical Services Offered

please follow the links for further information about the musical services offered

The Wedding Ceremony

Post (or Pre) Wedding Drinks

The Wedding Breakfast

The Wedding Reception

Wedding Information

Song Choice

A band song list is available, which details all the music which the function band would usually draw material from to create a set for your wedding day. This list is a guide and we are happy to take specific song requests (as long as these are provided in ample time before the event!). If you would like the band to perform your first dance song live we are happy to arrange and perform any song that you wish for this.

We can also offer you classical guitar or a classical soprano as musical services for the wedding ceremony itself. If you choose to have one of these performers for your ceremony the music which you walk down the aisle to and the music for the signing of the register will be your choice (although suggestions can be offered if you desire).

Booking Information

It is advisable to book the entertainment for your wedding as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. We do tend to book pub and club gigs up to a year in advance and although we may be able to cancel these types of bookings for you we would need to have a reasonable amount of notice to offer the venue. Please note that we would not be able to cancel other weddings or functions once a deposit has been paid for them.

The Deposit & Wedding Contract

If you decide to book your wedding entertainment with us we would normally ask for a small deposit (20% of the total fee) to allow us to take the date off the market for you. At the same time we will provide you with a Wedding Contract, which outlines all of the details that we have agreed for the day; including the price, the times that the band will be expected to arrive and perform and any of the specific musical services offered by Abyss. The other side of the contract is to give you reassurance of what would happen if a member of the band suddenly became ill on the day of your wedding (not that this has ever happened yet!) but in the unlikely event that this does occur it is best to agree your preferred backup plan for the day.

performance space

As a guide the band would usually require approximately 3m x 2m to perform in, although we have performed in smaller spaces than this before.

Insurance

The Abyss Function Band have full Public Liability Insurance (up to £10,000,000) and all of our equipment is regularly PAT Tested. Certificates can be provided for your wedding venue if necessary.

Wedding Price List

It is always difficult to give an exact quote for a wedding without knowing all of the details of the day. The venue ‘changeover time’ (the time allocated for a band to set up on the day) can vary between the afternoon and evening, which can affect the price as obviously the band would need to spend many more hours at the venue from one scenario to another.

Other pricing changes are generally down to the personal tastes of the bride and groom; for example whether to have the music between the band sets as an ipod playlist or as a more professional DJ set, whether to have the first dance performed by the band or on CD, we can even offer a professionally recorded version of the band performing your chosen first dance song for you to keep forever if you wish.

In general, we try to offer a complete range of prices to cater for people looking for a small amount of live music to make their day more unique and for those who are looking for a more personal and exclusive package for their special day. We also try to offer packages which provide music for your entire day at a special rate (so that you don’t have to pay over the odds to hire in additional musicians to play for your ceremony, etc).

Below are some rough guidelines for the function band prices but please bear in mind that any package could be tailored to suit your exact requirements.

WEDDING PACKAGE 1 (£320ISH)

DJ SERVICES

This Package incorporates professional DJ services for the wedding reception and includes a professional LED and moving head LED light display.

Greg has a library of over 200,000 songs available as standard at each performance so will work with you to create the perfect playlist for your wedding.

Wedding Package 2 (£370ish)

ACOUSTIC SOLO PERFORMANCE + DJ SERVICES

This Wedding Package is perfect for those who would love to have an element of live entertainment at their wedding but do not wish to pay for the full band.

Music will begin after the wedding breakfast and run until approximately 12:00.

An acoustic solo performer (vocals with acoustic guitar) will provide music directly after your wedding breakfast - generally starting with some softer repertoire and building up to some livelier numbers. We would normally expect to provide about an hour of live music, which will be followed by a DJ set to keep your guests dancing for the rest of the evening.

We will provide all equipment and bring a full light rig (including smoke and bubble machines if you wish!).

The First Dance will be to the DJ.

This package could contain any of the services from Options A, B & C below and could also include a live first dance song and first dance recording. It is also easy to upgrade this package to include an acoustic duo performance, instead of the solo.

Wedding Package 3 (£595ish)

Three Piece Function Band + DJ SERVICES

This is one of our most popular packages. The advantages of this package are outlined below:

Two separate, forty-five, band sets will be provided at times best suited for you.

DJ Services will begin as soon as the Wedding Breakfast has finished and will provide music before and after the band sets (running until 12:00).

We will provide all equipment and bring a full light rig (including smoke and bubble machines if you wish!).

The First Dance will be to the DJ.

This package could contain any of the services from Options A, B, & C below and could also include a live first dance song and first dance recording.

For those working on a tight budget you could also opt to have the DJ Services replaced by a free iPod playlist for the evening, which is a great cost saving alternative.

Wedding Package 4 (£670ish)

Three Piece Function Band + DJ SERVICES

The advantages of this package are outlined below:

Two separate one hour band sets will be provided, at times best suited for you.

The package includes DJ services - who will begin as soon as the Wedding Breakfast has finished and provide music until 12:00.

A Wireless microphone can be provided for speeches (if you wish!).

This package could contain any of the services from Options A, B, & C below and could also include a live first dance song and first dance recording.

Wedding Package 4 - The Works! (£930ish)

Three Piece Function Band + DJ SERVICES + LIVE FIRST DANCE + STUDIO RECORDING OF THE FIRST DANCE SONG

This will include the following benefits:

Three 45 minute band sets will be provided.

The package includes DJ services - who will begin as soon as the Wedding Breakfast has finished and provide music until 1:00am.

The First Dance will be performed by the band.

A professional CD recording of the first dance song (as performed by the function band) will be given to the bride and groom.

This package could contain any of the services from Options A, B, & C below.

A Comprehensive guide of all the musical services on offer

Option A: The Wedding Ceremony

Classical Guitar (from £85)

A perfect romantic backdrop for your service; the price will include the music for walking down the aisle, signing of the register and background music as you enter and leave the church/venue.

Classical Soprano (from £130)

A classical female soprano singer to add a touch of magic to your wedding service; the price will include the music for walking down the aisle, signing of the register and background music as you enter and leave the church/venue.

Option B: Post (or Pre) Wedding Drinks

Classical Guitar (from £50 per hour)

Classical and Spanish guitar repertoire with a few renditions of popular songs.

Classical Soprano (from £50 per hour)

A classical female soprano singer to add a touch of magic to your drinks.

Acoustic Solo (from £50 per hour)

Acoustic Duo (from £100 per hour)

With a repertoire of popular acoustic classics and love songs the acoustic duo can provide a lovely atmosphere for celebratory drinks. This duo incorporate two acoustic guitars with vocal duo (please note that this ensemble will usually require a small degree of amplification, which is provided).

Option C: The Wedding Breakfast

Classical Guitar (from £50 per hour)

Classical and Spanish guitar repertoire with a few renditions of popular songs.

Classical Soprano (from £50 per hour)

A classical female soprano singer to add a touch of magic to your wedding breakfast.

Acoustic Solo (from £50 per hour)

Acoustic Duo (from £100 per hour)

With a repertoire of popular acoustic classics and love songs the acoustic duo can provide a lovely atmosphere for your celebratory meal. This duo incorporate two acoustic guitars with vocal duo (please note that this ensemble will usually require a small degree of amplification, which is provided).

Option D: The Evening Party

The Abyss Function Band

A perfect party atmosphere for the evening celebrations. The band will provide all equipment and lighting effects.

Acoustic or Electric Duo

A duo can provide a quieter and more relaxed alternative to the function band.

DJ Services

For a lively evening you could choose to hire our DJ in combination with any of the wedding services on offer in options A, B, C or D. Alternatively, DJ sets can create a very professional service in-between band or duo sets. You are more than welcome to suggest the type of music that you would like to be played from our DJ and he will build a playlist around your recommendations.

iPod Playlists

Although not really suitable as a wedding option on its own you may choose to have the music between band or duo sets played through on an ipod. The playlists would be created in advance (and you are free to suggest songs that you would like played) and this can provide a cheaper alternative to having DJ sets between band or duo sets.

Live First Dance Song (£50 set fee)

What better way to enjoy your first dance together as man and wife than to have a special arrangement of your chosen first dance song performed by your chosen performers on your wedding day.

The First Dance CD (£120 set fee)

For that something extra special to help you remember your first dance forever we can provide a recording of your first dance song exactly as it is performed by the band (recorded in a professional studio).