Romantic Wedding Music & Elegant Wedding Entertainment
For the discerning bride and groom, every aspect of your wedding music needs to be perfect and also reflect your own unique personalities. Celebrity and private clients across the world have enjoyed bespoke wedding entertainment from the Urban Soul Orchestra that's elegant, sophisticated and fun for wedding guests of all ages.
Urban Soul Orchestra offer a complete and versatile bespoke wedding music service, from the first moment of the wedding ceremony to the last dance of the wedding reception. Our talented and glamourous wedding musicians are highly experienced in creating the perfect ambience for a memorable wedding service, and an uplifting and fun wedding reception.
Bespoke Wedding Music – “Something Different”
Urban Soul Orchestra provide the ultimate wedding music package for busy brides, grooms and professional wedding planners alike. With Urban Soul Orchestra, you can create the perfect ambience and mood for a seamless flow of high quality and varied wedding entertainment throughout the day.
Set the romantic tone for your wedding ceremony with our classical string quartet. Performed by some of London’s best classically trained musicians this acoustic set will accompany the service with elegant strings. For a traditional English ceremony, throughout the gathering we are able to play light classical music. Following this, for the ceremony we can play during the processional (entrance of the bride) signing, and recessional (exit of the bride).
Our repertoire for this set embraces classical crossover pieces and incorporates other more contemporary pieces, including Chi Mai and Gabriels Oboe by one of our favourite composers Ennio Morricone. If you have a song that you would like us to arrange for you we are able to do this on special request.
Delight guests with a chill out music set for the wedding drinks reception, or to entertain guests during the photographs. Then they can relax to the groovy twist of an acoustic ensemble with percussion and bass, funky yet laid back background music for a wedding reception dinner.
As the light fades and the stars come out, so do the USO Big Band, a wedding music band with a difference, combining dynamic strings with high energy vocalists, live band, horn section and dancers. For more intimate venues and boutique weddings with select guest lists, we offer the 7 piece USO Little Big Band.
Our amazing dancers can also be hired for private wedding dance lessons in your own home so you can practise your first dance song.
For entertainment between sets and beyond midnight, our selection of top London DJs, include Dan Lywood, Dan Savidge (The Jinks) and Jose Carretas (Gorillaz).
The Wedding Orchestra of Choice for Celebrity Weddings
Urban Soul Orchestra have performed at the weddings of Gian-Luca Vialli (Chelsea FC), Alan White (Oasis Drummer), Vincent Kompany (Manchester City FC), Jason Euell (Middlesborough FC & Jamaica Captain), the Hornby family, and Peter Andre & Katie Price (Jordan).
International Wedding Entertainment for Professional Wedding Organisers
Urban Soul Orchestra offer a complete wedding music service for the professional wedding planner. Our interchangeable band formats allow your client to pick and choose from various quality music options, for both UK and international weddings. As a busy wedding planner, you benefit from one single point of contact for all the wedding music requirements, without the logistical challenges of booking several wedding bands or wedding music acts.
For Weddings in Spain, Urban Soul Orchestra use David Toms as their preferred photographer.
Please see our Wedding blog for up to date news on USO wedding music.
Please see our recent Wedding newsletter for more information on USO wedding performances.
2012 Weddings: Botley's Mansion, Babington House, The Four Seasons Hotel (London), The Royal Exchange, Ellenborough Park Hotel, Cowdray Park, Syon Park and also in France and Italy.
2011 Weddings: Claridges, Cliveden House, Hampton Court Palace, Botley's Mansion, The Langham, The Haymarket Hotel, The Bingham, Castle Ashby, Hedsor House, Aynhoe Park, and also in Oslo.
"Please pass on our thanks to you, your team and your musicians for helping to make our day so special. The music at the ceremony was absolutely magical and will stay with us forever. And we loved the upbeat vibe of the music for the drinks reception. We only wished we'd had a chance to enjoy more of it, rather than shivering outside for our photos! It was a pleasure dealing with your team and we had no end of comments and positive feedback on your musicians". Alison & Trevor, Babington House, March 2013
"Just wanted to drop you a note to say thank you so much for the music at our wedding. It was brilliant and I’ve had so many comments from guests on how amazing our band were. Everyone had such a good time and the music created such a great atmosphere. So many people said it was the best music they’d ever heard at a wedding .. to the bride that was umming and erring she should definitely book you!" Andrea Carter, Wedding at Cowdray Park, September 2012
"Amazing; we cannot express our thanks to Natasha and Stephen as well as the rest of the band for making our wedding party such a great night. They blew our friends and family, as well our selves away. We asked them to customise our first dance song and they absolutely nailed it. Loved the way they came off the stage and played and sung with amongst on the dance floor. We would recommend them to anyone;totally professional from start to finish and a pleasure to work with - BOOK THEM!". Lisa & Ronald, Wedding at the Haymarket Hotel, July 2011.
"USO played throughout the day at our wedding performing their classical, acoustic ensemble and little big band sets and my only regret is that we didn't book them for longer! Super professional both before and during the day and well presented throughout. I spent the day fending off questions about where on earth we found such a fantastic band.. They really got the party kicking (at one stage the entire wedding - bride and oldies included - were bouncing up and down with there arms in the air during the LBB set). Find a reason to book them...you will not regret it!". Zak and Beth, wedding at the Bignham, July 2011.
"I just wanted to say a big thank you for making Zara and Tom's wedding go with such a sexy swing. You all were so accommodating and great to work with on the day. Hope you all enjoyed yourselves. It’s great that we have already had feedback from one of the guests who loved the band, isn’t it?". Wedding Co-ordination Company, re wedding at Belcombe Court, July 2011.
"Thank you so much for everything on Friday. We had a fabulous day and night and the band were exceptional, we have friends all over the world that did not make the wedding yet they all keep calling / messaging talking about the tales they heard of our wedding and the fabulous band!!! To sum up, the band were fabulous and please thank each of them for a wonderful evening.... Thanks to both you and Natasha for all of the organising". Charlotte White, wedding at Claridges, May 2011.
"What can I NOT say about USO? They virtually made our wedding! My wife and I got married in September, and we had guests from all around the globe come and celebrate. The common link that everyone agreed upon was how perfect the music was for our celebration! They exhibited the utmost perfect touch of class, sophistication and FUN! The company was kind and open enough to rehearse and play a song that was very special to my wife and I, to play during our ceremony. It was absolutely beautiful. They continued through the interim period before reception and people could not stop commenting on how incredible the quartet was, and playing songs that everyone recognised. At one point during dinner, we had a couple of tables, who were sitting near the group start singing along to Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody, and let me tell you! It really set the whole mood for the rest of the night to one of pure elation and liveliness!! At the end of it all, Urban Soul Orchestra provided something that can often be difficult to achieve; energy and atmosphere, to a level far beyond the expectations anyone could have possibly hoped for! If there comes a time for any events in the future, I will surely be calling them again!". Thomas Williams, wedding at The Grove, Hertfordshire, September 2010
"Urban Soul Orchestra are absolutely fabulous. From initial contact with their manager, planning and the actual event they did everything to assist and the performance was world class-we cannot thank them highly enough for making our wedding the best ever!! Our friends all said that USO are the best group they have ever seen!".
Danny Knight, wedding at The Bingham, Richmond, August 2010
"OMG!! What can Amanda and I say about Friday night!! Simply outstanding!! You made our day and blew everyone away. I think every person there commented on how amazing you all were. You guys smashed it and the dance floor was packed!! We would like to thank all of you. The wedding music all day and night was beyond perfect! ........We are now thinking hard about an excuse for a party to be able to use you guys again".
Nick Cook, wedding at Great Fosters Hotel Surrey, August 2010
"For our wedding, the Urban Soul Orchestra provided a string quartet for the guests’ arrival and ceremony, a chillout set during reception, and the Little Big Band for after dinner. All were absolutely amazing and worth every penny, particularly the Little Big Band who got everyone up on the dance floor. I already want them back for our anniversary!"
Rachael Lake, wedding at Belcombe Court Bath, July 2010
"The Urban Soul Orchestra were amazing at our wedding celebrations! The wedding ceremony music was beautiful, and throughout the day the Urban Soul Orchestra were a real talking point - everybody loved them! The evening wedding reception was brilliant too: the wedding DJ set created a great party atmosphere with the wow factor! I can't thank them enough for making our wedding day even more special!"
Hayley Reid, wedding at Stoke Park Country Club, February 2010
"I cannot rave highly enough about Urban Soul Orchestra. They provided us with an acoustic ensemble for my wedding ceremony and a chill out music amplified set for the wedding drinks reception. From initial enquiry to finish, they provided me what I dreamt about - classy wedding music, something different with a lot of heart and passion involved. I honestly felt as though our wedding was really special to Urban Soul Orchestra, and that they understood both myself and the vibe I wanted to create for my wedding.”
Philippa Blake, wedding at Hampton Court, October 2009
"From start to finish, the Urban Soul Orchestra were a pleasure to deal with. Their performance at both my wedding ceremony and reception was, as I expected, fantastic. They are excellent musicians, well presented and professional. I would wholeheartedly recommend them to anyone looking for something a bit different for their special occasion".
Rebecca Marks, wedding at Four Seasons Hotel Canary Wharf, May 2009
"I had to write to you and tell you how absolutely fantastic our guests thought you were. I have had endless praise and feedback about your performance at the wedding reception - so professional and the music was so beautiful.”
Diane White, family wedding at Canary Wharf, June 2009
"Your performance at our wedding reception was just outstanding. We are so pleased that we booked Urban Soul Orchestra, and have had so many compliments on how great it was to have a twist on the 'ordinary string quartet' at weddings. The contemporary sound that you add gave our wedding music a real 'memorability' factor".
Emma Baxter (Morgan Stanley), wedding at Penny Hill Park Hotel and Spa, February 2008
Below are examples from our exclusively arranged repertoire. The music player takes a few seconds to load - please click on the white speaker button to turn the music on or off.