Photographer : Kendall Rock Photography
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What does the band wear?
The gentlemen wear black suits with a black shirt and a black tie. Ladies wear black cocktail-length dresses. Gotta keep it classy!
Does the band take breaks?
Live music will be played non-stop throughout your wedding! We do this by staggering breaks for our musicians. We'll work closely with you to create a timeline weeks ahead of time so that your guests are dancing when it's time to dance, and can comfortably chat while they're eating.
Do you offer ceremony and cocktail hour music?
Yasssss! We have an amazing collective of NYC musicians that are happy to play for your ceremony and/or cocktail hour. Each package includes some combination of ceremony and/or cocktail hour music, so your entire wedding day will be covered!
Do you take special song requests?
Absolutely! What would your wedding be without your very favorite music!? We will learn any of your special dance requests, no questions asked. This includes your first dance, father/daughter dance, bridal party entrance, etc. In addition, we're happy to learn other requests if they're not on our song list. Make the day yours!
Why should I choose a band over a DJ?
Whether you decide to hire a band or a DJ, the music you choose can really make or break your event. The energy of a live band is unmistakable and you and your guests will get the luxury of experiencing a performance. A band will certainly raise the excitement level and keep the dance floor packed!
What packages do you offer?
We offer three customizable band packages - the Essential, the Gold, and the VIP!
What is the make-up of the band? Do you provide a sound engineer?
The 8-piece band (The Essential Package) includes drums, bass, guitar, keys, 2 male vocalists, and 2 female vocalists. The Gold Package adds 1 horn, and the VIP Package adds 3 horns. We also send a coordinator/sound engineer, who is there to coordinate all details with you and your venue the day of your wedding to ensure everything runs smoothly! You can also add musicians a-la-carte to any of our packages, so we can totally customize the group to create the perfect band you've been dreaming of!
WHAT MAKES THE METROPOLITAN PLAYERS DIFFERENT FROM OTHER BANDS?
Pure attention to detail and musical excellence! This is one of the biggest days of your life! Why settle for anything less than perfect? We share this sentiment.
Unrivaled levels of musicianship, professionalism, and showmanship are what set us apart! We hire only the most talented musicians who have been trained and have had extensive experience in musical performance. The Metropolitan Players have cultivated a reputation of keeping the dance floor packed all night long with their high-energy and unforgettable performances!
We believe that you shouldn't have to worry about anything on your special day. We will work with you via email, phone, in-person meetings, and anything else you need to feel comfortable before your big day!
Frequently asked questions
Do you travel outside of New York City?
Of course we do! Syracuse, New York? No problem! Princeton, New Jersey, Totally! Montauk, Long Island? Absolutely! Hartford, Connecticut? Easy! Virginia Beach or DC? We’ll start packing our bags now!
Do you provide an emcee?
Yes! One of our vocalists will emcee for the night, and we'll take care of all announcements throughout the reception!
How often does the band play together?
Every week. (And we’re friends too)
Does the band have insurance?
Yes! We have aggregate liability insurance coverage of $1 million. We can provide your venue with a Certificate of Insurance if needed!
Do you accept credit cards?
Yes! We accept all major credit cards through PayPal and Square.