Planning

We plan, coordinate and style weddings, elopements, corporate and personal events, making sure no detail is missed so you experience an incredible stress free occasion.

The Wedding Shed

The Wedding Shed is Byron Bay Weddings’ one stop shop for furniture, prop and décor hire.

Feast Events

Feast Events are all about creating a fun atmosphere which exudes a playful and informal vibe.

Our Venues

Byron Bay offers an abundance of incredible wedding venues. Whether you’re after ocean views, a hinterland outlook, total luxury or barn style, it really won’t be hard to find a venue which ticks all the boxes.

A foolproof guide to picking your Byron Bay wedding musician and entertainment

Selecting your wedding music is an exciting part of bringing together your special day. Music sets the mood from when your guests arrive, to walking down the aisle, cocktail hour, and those high-energy dancefloor vibes. Chances are you’ve not booked entertainment before, and selecting music and who will play it is a crucial decision. Securing talent that is a dream to work with will make your day as seamless as possible.

Fear not. We work alongside the following musicians, DJs and entertainers that tick every box and hit every note! Read on and take a listen.

What services do you offer? Do you have a particular package you recommend?

Niall Lochhead
I offer a bespoke live acoustic music experience that creates the perfect soundtrack for your wedding day. When the sun sets, I’ve got you covered with DJ hits to fill the dance floor. From experience, I would recommend acoustic music to compliment a beautiful ceremony and chilled afternoon cocktails perfectly. After dinner, a DJ set is essential to ensure your guest’s party all night.

Tom Francis
I’m a live music specialist, so Tom Francis is the guy you want if you’re looking for something standout in the live music department. I play with an acoustic guitar and a stompbox (kick pedal) to create a bigger sound. I just work to a half-hourly rate (after the first 2 hours) so couples can book the time they need.

Tom Francis

Upon A Moment
At Upon A Moment offer a range of different musicians who can play solo, duo, or as a 3-5 piece band. Our most popular package is our Live Music + DJ package, which includes live music for your ceremony and canapés, followed by a DJ for dancing later in the night.

Danny Dyson – Upon A Moment

Party Liaison – DJs, MCs, Music
At Party Liaison we offer DJs, Live Music and MCs including mics, speakers and lighting. To recommend the best package a quick chat or email with the couple is a good start to understand their musical taste.  Packages include:

  • Take Me to the D-Floor | DJ Reception
  • Cocktails and Dancefloors | DJ Cocktail Hour & Reception
  • Beats, Bubbles & Sweet Music | Live Music – Ceremony & Cocktails  |  DJ – Reception  (This is our most recommended package.)
  • DJ & MC Combo
Party Liaison | Carly Tia Photography

Michael Eotvos
I offer live music throughout the whole day, DJ services, and MC services.

Michael Eotvos

DJ Scradley
As DJ Scradley I bring Super Tasty Music Party Times to each wedding by weaving together all kinds of stylish tunes with smooth transitions. Mixing up good vibes throughout, then building momentum for everyone to carve up the dance floor! All my packages include sound & lighting and I can adapt to fit your day. My Super Tasty Music All Day package has the good vibes sorted from pre-ceremony mingling through to last crazy dance moments.

Luke Yeaman Music
I tailor all of my packages to suit your individual needs. Whether it’s a solo, duo, trio or DJ you’re after, I create a music service that covers all your requests.

In general, I would say that most couples would gravitate towards the Full Day Package. This includes music throughout Ceremony, Canapés & DJ music. However, this can all be tailored to whatever you want to make your day special.

Luke Yeaman Music

The Wedding DJ
As a DJ I can play from the get-go from the ceremony through to the end of night.

Brad Stone
I offer both live musical performance and DJ’ing. I provide all required sound equipment and can easily move from one spot to another throughout the day.

Brad Stone

North Coast Entertainment
North Coast Entertainment offer a range of artists and DJs for all parts of the day. Our most popular option is the Full Day – Duo+DJ option. In this, we cram as much live music into the day as possible! Solo acoustic as people are arriving and throughout the ceremony, then the Duo over canapés/drinks and into dinner. Once formalities are done, we get the dance floor bouncing with the DJ. It’s a no brainer! We supply all the necessary equipment plus lights, so the worry is gone with us covering music for your day!

North Coast Entertainment – J Tones Duo

Coastal Beats DJs
Our Wedding reception packages include an awesome DJ, amazing sound system and dance floor lighting for 4 hours in the evening to get the party going, but we also love to get involved in the ceremony and have battery-powered sound systems that are great for outdoor ceremony locations. 

Clients can log in to our site to make music requests and organise other event details to ensure it all goes smoothly on the big day.

Scott Day-Vee
A combination of live and DJ performance with many add ons such as live saxophone, violin and lead guitar. In its simplest form, Scott Day-Vee services include Scott as your acoustic soloist during your ceremony and canapés, then Scott as your DJ for dinner and dancing.  More elaborate performances include a violinist with Scott during your ceremony, an acoustic duo for canapés, a jazz trio over dinner and a 3 or 4 piece party band with DJ sets after dinner.

Sarah Archer Weddings
I offer a range of packages and can tailor them to the requirements of any wedding. I’ve been a musician for over 20 years, so I’m experienced in just about everything, including DJ’ing the dance-floor. Recently I became a celebrant.

I’ve created bespoke soundtracks for hundreds of weddings, from intimate elopements, to elaborate ‘Full Day Packages’ combining music needs from start to finish! For smaller weddings I recommend, my ‘Ceremony & Canapés Package’, and for larger bookings, my ‘Full Day Package’ including live music & DJ.

Sarah Archer

The White Tree
The White Tree offers Live Music, Photography and Film (yep, three creative services under the one roof!).  Couples are of course welcome to book us for one or two services only.  For any multi-service bookings, we offer $ discounts and to assist clients during COVID we’ve actually launched a package called “The White Tree’s Triple Treat”.  We’ve been recommending this one of late, as it offers a lot of great (limited time!) added value 🙂

Janda Events
At Janda Events, we provide awesome Marriage Celebrants and/or Epic Wedding Day Soundtracks. Janda Events is a collective (we call it the ‘Janda Fam’) of passionate, talented and professional crew ready to take you from “I Do” to “Yewww!”. Pick a soloist to provide both live music and dj bangers for your day… or pick a couple and create a duo for even more sonic goodness. There are options for everything from ceremony only, through to full-day Celebrant+Soundtrack packages!

Janda Events

Renee Simone – Byron Bay Experience
The Renee Simone – Byron Bay Experience offers the full package from acoustic ceremony to live duo over canapés, full band over dinner and a live band party set after dinner. I then jump on the decks to bring it home with your party DJ set till the end of the night. 

How would you describe your style of music? 

Niall Lochhead
Niall Lochhead is a folk/rock lover at heart and this is reflected in my acoustic style which allows me to create the perfect ambience during the emotional moments of your day and to pick up the tempo in the afternoon. 

Tom Francis
I have a soulful and chilled style that has been described as ‘David Gray meets Damien Rice’. I can also play with more upbeat energy and can take your wedding up until the dance floor section.

Upon A Moment
We offer unique, professional and engaging musicians across a range of different music genres – from acoustic folk/pop to string quartets, Brazilian bands, jazz trios and more.

Party Liaison – DJs, MCs, Music
I’m a multi-format DJ spinning sing-alongs, EDM, hip-hop, top 40, rock, soul, disco, house mixed with funk and flair.

Party Liaison

The acoustic guitarist/singer style is perfect for a touching ceremony and cocktail vibes. A bubbly, pro-MC adds finesse, connection and energy to your day.

Party Liaison Tips:

  • pick a DJ who specialises in DJing
  • pick a musician who specialises performing music
  • some do both but tend to be either a better DJ or musician
  • dance like no one is watching

Michael Eotvos
The Michael Eotvos style is very much John Mayer meets Ed Sheeran meets Jack Johnson.

DJ Scradley
Style-wise, I offer funk, soul, disco, hip hop, retro, indie-dance, future bass, house and other EDM styles. Most uniquely, I mix up funky remixes of the classic throwback tunes that everybody loves to hear at a wedding. I tailor the selections to suit the couple and approach weddings like they are super fun house parties… but appropriately classy and memorable! I’m all about mixing really tasty tunes, creating good vibes and pumping dance floors.

DJ Scradley

Luke Yeaman Music
For Luke Yeaman Music I would describe my sound as acoustic Indie-Folk with a leaning towards the beauty of the acoustic guitar. In today’s world, an artist isn’t as limited by a genre as they once were, so I love to weave a variety of styles and artistic influences into my sound, ranging from Folk to RnB, Jazz, Pop and Country.

I believe all music has its place. I really enjoy crafting re-interpretations of modern and classic songs, making them both foot-tapping and emotionally stirring.

The Wedding DJ
Coming from DJ’ing in a nightclub, I read the crowd and play what will keep the dance floor going including your parents and grandparents. You should check out some of my playlists.

Brad Stone
I would describe Brad Stone music as a slower, romantic feeling inspired mostly by jazz and some more intimate folk. 

Brad Stone

North Coast Entertainment
Depending on the artist you choose, we are all stylistically different. We cover pretty much every genre of music you can think of in one way or another. There’s a rock/folk/soul/blues artist. There’s a coastal folk/pop/blues/Brazilian artist. There’s a folk/gypsy/blues artist, so there’s plenty to choose from! When it comes to our DJs, your imagination is the only thing stopping you!

Coastal Beats DJs
Coastal Beats DJs seriously love all sorts of music and definitely try to mix things up. The best feeling in the world is when you see kids, grandparents and everyone in between getting down on the dance floor together! But the most important thing is for us to get a feel for the unique tastes of the couple so we can tailor the sets around their favourite songs and create lots of special moments throughout the night. 

Coastal Beats DJs

Scott Day-Vee
I predominately lean towards a coastal folk chill style with a dash of soul plus many nostalgic hits to satisfy a diverse audience.  However after 20 years of performing and over 300 songs in the repertoire… I can pretty much cover anything!

Scott Day-Vee

Sarah Archer Weddings
Previously I was a ‘signed recording artist’, playing pop and folk, now my style is easy listening, familiar and well complimented to a wedding. I tailor the soundtrack to my couples brief with my own unique twist.  

The Sarah Archer Weddings sound compliments rather than overpowers, like the soundtrack to a story being told, that adds atmosphere making it more special.  Wedding entertainment is a skill that develops with experience, the sweet spot can easily be missed if you don’t know what you’re doing.

The White Tree
We offer DJs and live musicians…and a combo of the two as well.  To be completely honest, our style is malleable.  We’re not precious performers who only do a certain style.  We understand what our role is at a wedding; which is is to make people happy, to dance, to create the right mood, and to play the songs and genres that we’ve agreed on with the couple.

The White Tree

Janda Events
Janda Events is a ‘family’ of celebrants and artists so there’s a ‘style’ to suit just about every tastebud. But… at the core of what we do is a product based on a passion for great music and backed by a decade of wedding industry experience. We ask LOADS of questions to ensure the soundtrack we deliver on the day is in line with your musical tastes and the vision/vibe you want to create.

Renee Simone – Byron Bay Experience
I love all music so any style you ask for I can create a setlist to suit. I play all styles from jazz to party covers and everything in between. 

Renee Simone – Byron Bay Experience

Will you learn songs outside of your repertoire to personalise a couples wedding music? How many?

Niall Lochhead
I love learning songs outside of my repertoire for my couples, it makes the music meaningful and unique to each couple and that’s what I’m here to do. When it comes to how many new songs, I believe in quality over quantity. 

I pride myself in performing each song to the highest standard which takes practice, therefore I advise couples to pick their 3 favourite songs (aisle song, signing song, exit song or first dance). 

Niall Lochhead Music

Tom Francis
I’m able to learn 2 songs especially for a wedding and they will be unique and one-off versions.

Tom Francis

Upon A Moment
Yes, our Ceremony Live Music bookings include learning 2-3 songs of your choice + 1 for your reception.

Party Liaison – DJs, MCs, Music
Yes. It’s an honour to personalise music for a couple’s taste. For DJing, I have original mixes plus funky, fun remixes.  It’s recommended you give us a playlist of 10 – 20 ish songs to play, and then I weave in the DJ magic.  Reading the crowd, managing requests and creating the vibe is what I do best. 

Musicians are happy to learn songs for key moments including the ceremony.  Our blogs have Spotify playlists for inspiration like the ‘first dance’. Our MC’s will make your celebrations personable to you so your guests feel connected.

Michael Eotvos
Absolutely. I offer to couples that I can learn up to 3 songs for their day free of charge. 

Michael Eotvos

DJ Scradley
Every party is uniquely tailored with plenty of new tunes. I gain insight into the couples taste via music chats, shared playlists and questionnaires. I also ask for 5 All-Time favourite dance floor tunes for me to get extra creative & keep up my sleeve for a big crucial moment on the dance floor… I love weaving in obscure selections knowing it means something to the bride and groom!

DJ Scradley

Luke Yeaman Music
I think it’s essential to learn the desired requests from the couple, especially if it’s for the ceremony or a live performance of the first dance. This simple gesture only serves to create a more unique and a special moment in time they won’t forget. 

The Wedding DJ
The Wedding DJ will always take requests on or before the day there is no limit!

The Wedding DJ

Brad Stone
I am happy to learn two of your favourite songs to accompany you down the aisle, during your first dance or any other special moments you may have in mind. I like to spend a rather large amount of my time rehearsing these to ensure they’re the best they can be, hence only the two. If you want one or two more, we can make it work!

North Coast Entertainment
We pride ourselves in being able to cover ‘almost’ any song you throw at us. If it’s a little out of our genre range, we can do an acoustic arrangement that’s both true to the artist and the moment. For our Full Day packages, we can learn up to 2 songs for the day, whether that be for the ceremony of your first dance.

North Coast Entertainment – Fernando

Coastal Beats DJs
One of our main priorities leading up to each gig is to track down all of the important requested songs that will make the night special – no matter how rare or hard to find.

Coastal Beats DJs

Scott Day-Vee
Yes, happy to learn songs outside our repertoire and usually don’t need to know what they are until 2 weeks before.

Sarah Archer Weddings
Absolutely, I’ve learned countless songs since my first wedding in 2010!  I’ll happily learn one or two songs. Learning my couples requested ceremony songs and customising their soundtrack to match their vision is my pleasure. 

If I don’t already know a special song, I can learn it and put my unique twist on it making it more wedding appropriate. The most frequently requested ceremony songs are listed on my website, to help with inspiration.

Sarah Archer Weddings

The White Tree
We already have an extensive song list, a real mix of old/new, chilled/energetic and everything in between!!  Couples can select songs from that list, but if there are songs that extend beyond that, we’re happy to learn these.  We tell couples to send their entire wish list, and we can let them know which ones are achievable.  If they’re standard pop tunes then we’ll be cool to learn them all.  Our musos have all studied music at university, so our aural and transcription skills are pretty sharp!

Janda Events
Of course, we’re only too happy to learn new material. We generally say “up to three” songs – because obviously, we can’t learn dozens for every event – which is often your ‘aisle walk’, ‘signing’ and ‘first dance’ choices, but we’re always down to try and appease requests. So if you give us fair notice, we’ll give a couple more a red hot crack!

Renee Simone – Byron Bay Experience
We love learning new songs. In general, we offer one live song request and all other songs I will play during the DJ sets over dinner or during the party set. We can learn more songs by negotiation. 

Renee Simone – Byron Bay Experience

How do you structure set timings across the day into the evening?

Niall Lochhead
I’m flexible with the structure of the day, however, generally, my full day package starts with a 30 minute set for guest arrival which naturally flows into performing the ceremony songs. Post-ceremony there is a 2-3 hour period of cocktails/canapés during which I perform 50-minute sets for each hour. From experience, I find cued DJ music works best during dinner which flows into first dance and dancefloor music for the remainder of the evening.

Niall Lochhead Music

Tom Francis
I’m happy to work with couples around the run sheet for the day but generally, I play for 45mins and take a 15min break.

Upon A Moment
Our entire day package is flexible but generally consists of a solo or duo artist playing instrumental for 10-20 minutes while guests arrive and then playing 2-3 of your specially chosen songs throughout the ceremony. Following this, the musician can play 2 or 3 x 45-minute sets over canapés before the DJ sets up to get the dance floor pumping for your reception. We tailor our packages and music sets to suit each individual couple, venue and wedding timeline. 

Miss Amber & Stukulele – Upon A Moment

Party Liaison – DJs, MCs, Music
We work from your run sheet and communicate with the MC or co-ordinator to get timings right and transitions on point. For musicians, we suggest up to 3 hours of playtime.  An example set timeline would be:

  • Pre-ceremony 30 mins | musician
  • Ceremony 30 mins | musician and/or playlist – specific songs played 
  • Cocktail hour 2 ish hours | DJ or musician
  • Dinner, speeches, cake cutting, 1st dance | DJ / MC
  • Dancefloor party time, 3 to 4 hours | DJ

Michael Eotvos
I like to keep playing live throughout the whole day until after the first dance. I normally I will go 45 minutes to 1 hour at a time and then take a short 10-15 min break (to rest my voice), then straight back on again. But I like to mold as best I can around the formalities of the day. Normally after the first dance, I would switch over and become the DJ for the party end of the night. For that, I’m on with no breaks until it finishes. 

DJ Scradley
I do whatever it takes to keep that music vibing, working closely with the coordinator and MC, avoiding any awkward silences. Always selecting tracks in the moment to create that vibe. Whether it’s pre-ceremony feels, funky cocktail mingling, arvo ‘good vibes’, or a moment of euphoria at sunset – there are many ways we can play it. But most importantly I build that energy after dinner ready to kick off the dancefloor and party ‘til close!

Luke Yeaman Music
In general, I work off the standard of 45-minute sets for live music and one hour for DJ sets. However, one of the key assets I have learnt over the years performing at weddings is the value of being flexible.

Naturally, there is always a run sheet and an idea of timings, but often these require slight revision throughout the day. Ultimately, the most important thing to do is stay flexible and allow the flow of the celebration to dictate the music. 

Luke Yeaman Music

The Wedding DJ
I work with the couple to find out where and when they would like their songs played and I also talk with their wedding coordinator.

Brad Stone
I tend to usually do about 3 x 45-minute sets throughout the whole day, which are separated by short breaks. Then I love to slip into a DJ set toward the end of the night.

North Coast Entertainment
One of the things that set us apart from anyone else, is the fact that we don’t really time our sets. If you book us for the day, you’ve got us for the day! All we care about is you having the greatest time on your big day, so we try and fill the day with great tunes! Unless you specifically ask for us to cover an allotted amount of time, we generally just play until the party is over!h

Coastal Beats DJs
We love to have clear correspondence leading up to the event so we can time things perfectly on the day.  Being set up well in advance and having all of the important songs well and truly ready to go will guarantee things go as smoothly as possible. We curate the day’s music so that it weaves throughout the ceremony, cocktails, speeches and dinner and then when the sun goes down the party really gets started!

Coastal Beats DJs

Scott Day-Vee
We have a format of playing around 45 – 1 hr sets but as with the nature of weddings, we stay flexible on the day and read the crowds response. Sometimes it’s more live and longer sets and sometimes the DJ wins the day.

Scott Day-Vee

Sarah Archer
I work with either the wedding planner or my couples directly, or both, to ensure that I’m perfectly lined up with their plan for the day. Most weddings follow a very similar structure and I go along with each schedule no problem at all. Im totally flexible and make sure there is music in-between all formalities.

The White Tree
In our opinion, a DJ/band’s set times should fit around the formalities such as meal service times, speeches and other key moments.  Once they’re established, then you can work out the set times.  No run sheet is the same and set times are forever changing.  We quote based on 4 x 45min live sets across a 5hr call (as our standard offering).  We enable clients to split the 3hrs of live music up however they please.

The White Tree

Janda Events
We don’t enforce a structure. Every wedding is different, so ‘how’ and ‘when’ we do stuff is completely governed by you. We’re happy to make suggestions, but essentially we play as much live music as your run sheet allows… and switch to ‘DJ mode’ whenever you like. We’ll research all of this well ahead. However, we’re also willing and able to bend, flex and go with the flow on the day.

Janda Events

Renee Simone – Byron Bay Experience
This is always completely personalised to suit the flow of the day. I’m a professional event planner so I will help you to fit the music perfectly around the other things you have planned. 

Learn more about these musicians here:
Niall Lochhead // Tom Francis // DJ Scradley // The Wedding DJ // Luke Yeaman Music // Upon A Moment // Party Liaison – DJs, MCs, Music // Michael Eotvos // Brad Stone // North Coast Entertainment // Coastal Beats DJs // The White Tree // Janda Events // Sarah Archer // Byron Bay Experience // Scott Day-Vee

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