Standard Wedding Timeline

This is an example of a typical wedding reception timeline. Of course, your wedding could be quite different. One reason this works is because it coordinates the events with the food service. Toasts, for instance, never take place while the servers are putting down a course or clearing the tables, so there are no distractions. Music is used to create the proper atmosphere at each point during the evening, building the mood to prepare the guests for dancing. I hope this gives you some ideas about your own wedding and how music plays a crucial role in a successful reception. Continue reading Standard Wedding Timeline

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

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 actually got paid!

When I went to college, I tried to follow in my father’s footsteps and become a doctor. During my two years of pre-med at University of Michigan, though I was getting great grades in school, all I was really doing was playing guitar! I decided to be what I already was – a musician. I went to Berklee College of Music in Boston for four years and graduated Cum Laude. Continue reading Why We Started The Peter Hennes Orchestra

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!