Newberry Library Wedding 8/8/15

We got a wonderful note from the father of the bride from our 8/8 wedding at the Newberry Library:

Hello Peter,

The dust has settled on the Dan and Kimberly wedding, but the legend only grows. So many people have said it was their best wedding ever. So many people have said it was their most fun dance ever. It really was a blast.

You play the songs with such command, and quality, and joy. People danced in all directions with whoever, and got wet with happy sweat.

Thanks for your great contribution to our very special night. If I had another daughter we’d have a destination wedding to Chicago. But frankly, I’m glad my last unmarried kid is a boy.


9/6/14 Review

4 years ago, I had the pleasure of seeing the Peter Hennes Orchestra perform at my friend’s wedding. I told my boyfriend at the time that we will be getting that orchestra to perform at our wedding someday (presumptuous I know!) I remember that being one of the best weddings I had ever been to until recently when they performed at my own wedding.

Peter Hennes was the consummate professional. He was extremely responsive to all e-mails and phone calls and worked with me to make sure that they put on a show I would never forget. His band even learned two songs for us that were not in his song book for my first dance with my husband as well as my first dance with my dad. It was amazing of them to do so.

The orchestra is EXTREMELY talented. All of their musicians blew my family away (I already knew they were incredible) and that is coming from a family with a dad who was a concert pianist, an uncle who was a concert violinist, and an aunt who was a concert flautist. They kept the dance floor packed the ENTIRE night. There was never a dull moment! I loved the interaction with the crowd when the singers came out onto the dance floor and let me and my guests sing along.

It was a night I will never forget and it is thanks in LARGE part to Peter Hennes and his orchestra. I highly, highly, recommend them to all you brides out there – I promise, you will not be disappointed! – Sarah Easley

9/20/14 Review

From our first contact to the last song, the Peter Hennes Orchestra delivered flawlessly. Without exception, everyone at our wedding raved that the band was “the best wedding band ever!” The video clips online don’t do justice to the talents of the musicians or their ability to get the wedding guests involved. The dancing started early with the “dancing between the courses” concept. This concept was new to us but was a huge success. From the college age guests to the grandparents, everyone danced all night. If you want a band that will energize your guests and get everyone on the dance floor, you won’t find a better band than the Peter Hennes Orchestra. As father-of-the-bride, I couldn’t be happier or more satisfied. – Scott Anderson

3/8/14 Wedding Review

We got married a few weeks ago, and I am so happy we hired Peter Hennes Orchestra. My husband is a musician, so he was in charge of the band, and after listening to some online clips, Peter Hennes Orchestra was hands down his first choice. And, wow, did they deliver! I have to say, that I was very impressed with our vendor line up and wouldn’t have changed a single one. But the Peter Hennes Orchestra MADE our reception. I never realized so many of our guests were dancers! Or maybe the music was just that good…people could not sit down. The dance floor was packed all night, and the band played the most perfect combination of Motown (our first choice) and more modern popular music. The energy they brought to our reception was unbelievable. This is hands down the best band I have ever seen at a wedding, event, party. They are easy to work with and whatever event you are planning, this band will keep you on your feet for hours!

Thank you, Peter Hennes Orchestra, for making this an unforgettable night!

Hana & Jerrad

Another Great Google Review!

Nothing makes us happier than knowing we did a great job for our clients on one of the most significant nights of their lives! Here is another Google review from the father of the bride on August 3:

“I am writing this review for all the Mom’s and Dad’s out there who are searching high and low for the perfect package to throw a fairytale wedding for their little Princess. My wife and I went from banquet hall to banquet hall meeting General Managers and Orchestra Leaders before we narrowed down our search. We knew that a successful fairytale wedding would require a beautiful facility, Victoria in the Park, led by an outstanding host, Arvey DiMaria, putting out exceptional food accompanied by out of this world music by the Peter Hennes Orchestra. From my first communication with Peter I knew that this was the person that I trusted to control the pace and tone of one of the most important days of our lives. Continue reading Another Great Google Review!

More Google Reviews!

Thanks to our recent clients for these fantastic reviews on Google!

“Wow” is all we can say about Peter Hennes Orchestra!!!! We had three things we really wanted for our wedding: good food, good drinks, and an amazing band – we hit the jackpot, and they did not disappoint!! Peter Hennes was recommended to me by a friend of a friend who used them at their own wedding, and had this to say: “We were on our feet the whole night…no one sat down, and the dance floor was always packed!” I knew then that this was the band for us. After receiving Peter’s quote, and comparing it to another quote (only for practicality’s sake) Peter’s pricing was more than fair, and blew my mind when I was looking at what the other band wanted to charge us. Peter was always available to answer questions with lightning fast response times, and asked US extensive questions on music preferences, etc. until he felt like he had the perfect play list. The band itself was absolutely, hands down, UN-FREAKING-BELIEVABLE, and kept the party going all night long!! Continue reading More Google Reviews!

8/11/12 Wedding at the Allerton Hotel

There are some truly wonderful things about being a wedding band. We have an incredible time at every wedding we play, and so does our audience. I have to admit, though, that the best thing is the feeling that we have made the most important night in the bride and groom’s life the BEST night of their lives! Here’s a note I received from our clients from 8/11/12:

Dear Peter,
Thank you so much for all your help in making our wedding day such a huge success! We had such an amazing time on the dance floor. We have received so many compliments from our guests. my dad already wants to book you for my (single) sister’s wedding! :-) Thanks for an amazing evening!
Sarah and Chris