I'm not sure exactly what instruments I want for my special event. Can you help me pick?
This is our favorite part of the process! We take great joy in listening to your vision for your event and translating your emotion and description into the best proposal for the day. Bell & Bow can provide almost any classical or jazz ensemble or soloist for your event, but it's truly important to us that the musicians match your vision and vibe to truly play the soundtrack you envision. One of the tools we use to help us deliver the best proposal is our Event Questionnaire. This is our starting point for every event inquiry and really helps us see your vision for the event from your perspective.
Can you play for my wedding ceremony AND cocktail hour?
Of course! All of our proposals are completely custom built based on your needs. If you need live musicians for both your ceremony and cocktail hour or pre-dinner hors d'oeuvres we can build that into the proposal, either for the same musicians or multiple different ensembles!
Do you play outdoors?
We love outdoor events and can't wait to be a part of yours! Our musicians do have a few conditions that need to be met because some of their instruments are incredibly valuable and sensitive to changes in the weather. Bell & Bow requires a level area for the musicians to set up and a tent or cover if there is any chance of rain or inclement weather and some other conditions may apply. We always recommend planning an alternate (indoor) location to be reserved for any outdoor event just to be safe.
I have a specific song I would like performed. Can you do it?
Yes! Bell & Bow has an extensive library that contains all of the most-requested songs for wedding ceremonies. If your request is not in our library, we can arrange it for your special day for a small fee.
Can you accompany musicians that aren't from Bell & Bow?
Yes we can! Some of our favorite collaborations are with church pianists or organists and your friends or family who you've asked to be a part of the event. All we require is sheet music in advance and a short rehearsal with your musician right before the event. If sheet music isn't available we can arrange it for a small fee.