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Wedding Bands in Cambridge

When it comes to planning your wedding, you will want every last detail to be just right, which includes your wedding entertainment. Whether you want to hire a local wedding band or a have DJ playing your favourite tunes all night long, at the Red Lion in Whittlesford Bridge, we can help you find the perfect wedding entertainment for your special day.

We cater for all different sizes and styles of wedding and can offer expert local knowledge and assistance on getting your wedding entertainment wrapped up and ready to go for the day.

Choosing the Right Band

For many couples looking for a wedding band or DJ, the first consideration is the type and style of music you want and can that be sourced from local artists and musicians or do you need to look further afield. Why not look into a local tribute band of your favourite artist, whether it’s One Direction or The Beatles. Alternatively, many people prefer to go for a function band that plays a broad range of hits to suit a wider audience.

With an eclectic choice of bands and DJ’s who play in Cambridgeshire for weddings, playing soul classics, love ballads, rocking indie anthems and modern pop tunes, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Keep it Local

Choosing a local band or DJ can help to keep the costs down as you won’t have to pay additional costs for transport, but also it gives you the opportunity to meet the band before, possibly see them perform and get a real feel for their sound.

To give you a little food for thought, local bands like Groove Tube offer the ultimate in party/dance performance to get your guests up on the dance floor all night long. The Mesh Band play hits from the 50’s through to the present day. Or why not arrange a stunning acoustic set by Andy Nash, a local solo guitarist with a classical and pop repertoire.

However, you can also opt for nationwide bands, and we’ll be on hand to help arrange transportation and set-up too if you need it. Bands like Mad About Tomorrow offer a great all-in-one wedding band and DJ service that includes Cambridgeshire. This all-in-one package is simple and effective, plus their travel costs, public liability insurance and equipment is all included in the price.

If a band isn’t what you’re looking for and you just want a straight up party, then local Wedding DJ’s such as Cambridge Sound Weddings can provide you with expert sound and lighting and an extensive song collection to boot.

It’s also a good idea to ask around friends and family, as they may have the resources to play for your wedding and give a personal performance or have recommendations of local artists they’ve seen perform.  

The Added Wow Factor

There are plenty of other ideas to keep your wedding guests entertained, such as magicians, juggling acts, contortionists and dancers that will put on a cracking show for your guests to enjoy. Or perhaps you want to incorporate a little fun to your day with wedding games that are ideal for getting guests mingling. Alternatively you can look into hiring a photo booth for the evening, where guests can dress up, get snapped and have a little memento to take home.

Whatever type of wedding entertainment you decide on, be it band, DJ or something more elaborate, at the Red Lion, we’re on hand to help. Our wedding coordinators and staff can offer assistance with coordinating the entertainment and setting up on the day to make sure everything runs smoothly from start to finish.



The added bonus of having a live band or entertainers in our function rooms is the ease of location and transportation. Not only are we easy to find, but our venue is perfect for acts of any size with ample parking. If however you should already have your heart set on a band that is not based in Cambridge or will be travelling with the wedding party, we are happy to store a reasonable amount of equipment over night in a secure location or even source equipment for hire.


For more information about hiring a Wedding band or to view local entertainment, please contact us today.