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How to Choose Music for Your Wedding at the Wimbish House

Bride and groom embracing

Are you planning to say "I do" at The Wimbish House? This gorgeous Atlanta venue is the perfect place to exchange vows and celebrate your union.

As you start brainstorming your big day, there's one important decision to make: What kind of music will you choose? When researching wedding entertainment, it can help to consider the style and vibe of the venue you've selected. 

Today, we're sharing how to select the perfect musical backdrop for an elegant and upscale Wimbish House wedding. 

Consider The Wimbish House Floorplan

The Wimbish House floorplan is available online. This plan shows the entirety of the venue, including the 2,000-square-foot Ballroom. Here, you can also find other gathering spaces, along with spots to get ready, including:

  • The Red Parlor
  • The Atrium
  • The Covered Porch
  • The Dining Room
  • The Bride's Room
  • The Terrace

While some of these smaller spaces might be ideal for an intimate gathering, the Ballroom is ideal for a wedding of any size. As you can see in the floorplan, there's a spacious stage on one end of the room.

Why not use this feature to your advantage and hire a band that can spread out onstage? A party band like 12 South Band would look spectacular here. There's plenty of room for the many different singers, choreographed dance moves, outfit changes, and more!

If you're hosting a smaller celebration in a space such as the Dining Room, then a solo singer would be ideal. An artist like Harpist Adrianna would be right at home, and could bring down the house with her stunning compositions. 

Remember Capacity

The Wimbish House has clear parameters around its seating capacity. You can read all about these guidelines on the venue's About Us page. 

If you wish to utilize reception seating in the Ballroom for all of your guests, then this room can comfortably hold 150 for both the ceremony and the reception. If you want to spread out and use the main house as well, then there is enough reception seating for 175 guests. 

Planning to route guests here for the reception only? If so, then there's space for 250 people. Couples who just need seated ceremony space can accommodate 200. A chief consideration to keep in mind is that the venue cannot seat more than 150 guests at tables in a single room. 

What does this have to do with choosing wedding music?

Put simply, you'll need to think of where and how your guests will be situated in the room while your entertainment plays. If the room is big but the crowd is small, then keep the music equally intimate. An artist like Pianist Vocalist Jim Tiernan is mesmerizing and magnetic without overpowering the space. 

On the other hand, if you're filling this space to max capacity, then consider a lively, high-energy band that can match the vibe in the room. You need a group that will keep your guests on their feet, long after you exchange vows. The Prime Time Jazz Band can easily keep a large wedding party entertained!

Think About Your Reception Meal

Some couples prefer to treat their entire wedding party to a full, four-course plated dinner. During that time, everyone will be seated around a table. While you obviously want conversation to flow, you don't want to sit your guests in a totally quiet room. 

If you're going this route, then you'll need an artist that can transition from a quiet, low-key set to a more lively one. That way, once the plates are cleared and dessert is finished, everyone can hit the dance floor! A jazz group like the Andrew Faz Trio would be a great choice. 

Playing a wide variety of jazz and pop standards, Faz and his group are experts at keeping the wedding music volume at a level that's gentle enough to encourage talking and mingling.

Planning a more laidback buffet? What about individual food stations, such as a roast beef carving spot or a hibachi bar? With this setup, song volume is less of an issue. Guests can start dancing as soon as they finish their meal, or while they're waiting on their turn to hit the buffet!

Check out a crowd-friendly party band like The Riot Band, who can play everything from classic rock to country. This way, you can rest assured that everyone in attendance will find something to tap their toes to!

Don't Forget Your Favorites

Ultimately, the music you choose for your wedding at the Wimbish House should reflect your personal taste. Sit down with your partner and brainstorm the different songs that are special to you both.

Do you notice a theme? Are your most special memories at hip-hop concerts? What about country music rodeos or rock-fueled college parties? Your big day should be a reflection of where you've been and where you're going, and the right musician can pay homage to your journey.

If a particular movie score is on your list, then consider an act like Pianist Showman Mac Frampton. Skilled in a variety of genres including well-known cinematic themes, he's also an expert at making old-time standards sound new again with his unique pop twist.

Plan a Spectacular Wimbish House Wedding

Few venues in Atlanta combine historic charm and modern elegance quite like The Wimbish House. If you've booked a wedding here, then you've already taken a big step in the right direction!

From here, you have plenty of important decisions to make. From the food to the flowers, there are quite a few details to nail down, but the process doesn't have to be overwhelming. 

We're here to help you check one major item off your to-do list. When you're ready to book the best entertainment in the city, let's connect. We'll put you in touch with experienced, reliable acts that can provide the perfect soundtrack to your special day.