Why We Started The Peter Hennes Orchestra

I’ve played guitar since I was ten years old. By the time I was eleven, it had virtually taken over my life. It was all I really cared about. I formed my first band in fourth grade. I have always played weddings. I did my first performance at a wedding at age thirteen, and I [...]

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 [...]

Tips For Choosing A Wedding Band

I was asked to provide a chapter for the book “Planning the Perfect Wedding” in a question and answer format. If you have never before hired a band, it can seem like a daunting process. I hope you find this helpful! What should a couple consider when choosing between a live band and a DJ? [...]

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 [...]

Google Reviews

We just love pleasing our clients! I was thrilled to find the following reviews of our band on Google: Jon&Lauren ‎ – Oct 24, 2011 The Peter Hennes Orchestra is amazing and a must-have. We interviewed several bands for our wedding reception and knew that PHO had it all. They don’t only sing, they do [...]

Wyndham Hotel Wedding 12/31/11

We spent New Year’s Eve playing for a wonderful couple’s wedding at the Wyndham Hotel in Lisle, IL. Congratulations Erin and Tom. It was a pleasure bringing in the New Year with you!

Adler Planetarium Wedding 9/4/11

The Adler Planetarium is a fabulous venue for a wedding with some of the most incredible views of the Chicago skyline I’ve ever seen. Here’s what the groom had to say about our performance: The Peter Hennes Orchestra is an extraordinary band. They played at my wedding and blew everyone away. Their music is so [...]