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(347) 699-7147
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    Marissa

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  • We can’t get enough of Café Wha! My husband and I visited Café Wha in Greenwich Village around 5 years ago on a trip to NYC after it came highly recommended from a friend for a fun night out. We decided to plan our Wedding in NYC and immediately after booking our venue, secured Café Wha, as good music was so essential to creating a fun and memorable Wedding reception. Café Wha did not disappoint! From booking, to discussing song selections, to delivery on the evening of our Wedding, Café Wha was exceptional. These are insanely talented artists who kept our guests dancing on the dance floor and singing along all night to every genre imaginable. Our guests are still raving about the band! It was worth every penny.

    ashley

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  • Absolutely amazing! Hap & the band was professional and responsive. They played at my cousins wedding and I had to have them at mine. All of my guests were raving about them. They are not your average wedding band, because they are a REAL band. Did not regret splurging for a band instead of a DJ at all, worth every penny. I will recommend Cafe Wha to all of my friends/family and everyone reading this. Thank you Cafe Wha for making my wedding amazing and I look forward to seeing you guys again. :)

    Maureen

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  • Cafe Wha rocked the Wedding all night long. Everyone was dancing! we were told by a number of pople including the staff at the wedding that cafe wha was the best band that ever played at a wedding.

    James

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  • This band CRUSHED it for us. we could not have asked for more. We opted for the 9 piece band, with horns, and it did not disappoint. My guest list was filled with veterans of many New Orleans jazz fests, and probably 50,000 live shows, and people raved "best wedding band ever", because they are NOT a wedding band, they are a fine tuned band that delivers the goods. Hap manages like a pro as well, could not have been and easier process

    User5490935

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  • Cafe wha made our wedding an incredible experience for not just us, but for all of our guests! We are still getting phone calls saying that the band was the best they have ever heard and that the event was the best they have ever been too! We can't thank Cafe Wha enough for making our event truly unforgettable!!!

    Joshua

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  • We recently used the Cafe Wha? House Band for our wedding. Not only was the band very easy to communicate with (even through two venue changes), but they completely made the party. Every person at our wedding was on the dance floor all night, raving about the band. They offered a variety of types of music and were able to cater to our requests. They offered to learn any songs we wanted them to play. I would HIGHLY recommend anyone use this band for any occasion. They will not disappoint, and your affair will be the best one any of your guests have been to all because of the band alone.

    Charles

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  • The Cafe Wha? Band was extraordinary. They performed a wide range of music, and were able to accommodate all guest requests. Members of the Band performed throughout the wedding reception, even during dinner. Virtually all guests in attendance were on the dance floor for most of the evening. Several guests complemented the Band following their performance.

    Ravi

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  • We hired the Cafe Wha band for our wedding. They were phenomenal. Hap Pardo was our contact person and he invited us to the club to check them out first, he was extremely professional and a pleasure to work with. Their band leader reached out to us about a month before the wedding and we went over song lists and a guest stand-in performance that we wanted to have as a special highlight. The band was awesome and the dance floor was packed from the start to the end of the reception. It was the best day of our lives and the band played a big part in that. Their song list and great sound was admired and complimented by all our guests. We would recommend them for any wedding, they can play and genre and they do it well.

    Jonathan

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  • BEST BAND EVER... It is that simple. To me, if your guests are moving everything else will fall in place. We had a large wedding of 350 people in a barn. The wedding had a lot of complexity so we need to make sure the band was not one of them. I first saw Cafe Wha at a friends wedding and did not even look at another band. They are not your normal wedding band because they are a awesome New York staple that happens to play weddings. They read the crowd and know when to put it on or take the foot of the gas... They just "get it". They can play literally any song and have an insane amount of energy. The best part is how helpful they are leading up to the wedding. You are just at ease. The wedding process is so stressful and if you go with Cafe Wha you won't have anything to worry about. We and our guest LOVED them.

    Allison

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  • My husband and I went to Cafe Wha in the West Village prior to signing the band for our wedding. After seeing them and having a terrific night with our friends, we decided they would be perfect for our wedding. Within the week we had the band booked and were so confident they were going to do an incredible job. Come the time of the wedding, Hap and the band members were extremely professional to work with. The answered all of our questions in a timely manner and filled every request that we made. During cocktail hour the band played soft music that worked perfectly with the ambience. The first song had the entire wedding on the dance floor, and throughout the entire wedding people did not leave. At the end of the night, people were demanding "one more song"! Our wedding song was not an easy one to learn and they nailed it (Lumineers, This Must Be The Place). The energy from the band members was profound. My husband and I were extremely happy with Cafe Wha Band and highly recommend them... Read more

    Allison

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  • My husband and I went to Cafe Wha in the West Village prior to signing the band for our wedding. After seeing them and having a terrific night with our friends, we decided they would be perfect for our wedding. Within the week we had the band booked and were so confident they were going to do an incredible job. Come the time of the wedding, Hap and the band members were extremely professional to work with. The answered all of our questions in a timely manner and filled every request that we made. During cocktail hour the band played soft music that worked perfectly with the ambience. The first song had the entire wedding on the dance floor, and throughout the entire wedding people did not leave. At the end of the night, people were demanding "one more song"! Our wedding song was not an easy one to learn and they nailed it (Lumineers, This Must Be The Place). The energy from the band members was profound. My husband and I were extremely happy with Cafe Wha Band and highly recommend the... Read more

    User5283546

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  • I have been going to Café Wha? for many years. They played at my sisters wedding 10+ years ago and at my wedding a couple of weeks ago. They are AWESOME. While they were not cheap, they are worth every penny! The talent is unreal, they are professional, and they can play pretty much anything and everything. Huge Café Wha? fan for life. Highly, highly recommend.

    Ken

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  • The Cafe Wha? band is simply the best band you can get for your wedding. They had our wedding dancing all night and our guests universally said that it was the by far best band they had ever seen do a wedding. They have a huge range of stylistic capability with different band member specializing in different types of music. They willingly learned and performed special songs that were out of their repertoire specially for us. For example, we asked, and Brian did an amazing acoustic version of Green Day's "When its Time" during the ceremony. People who know this band have flown them all over the world to make sure they have the best possible band for their wedding. Before we had a date and venue, we made sure the band was available. They are that good! Do yourself a favor, start your wedding planning with The Cafe Wha? Band - compromise somewhere else! PS - By the way, if you have any doubts, you can go to Cafe Wha? yourself and see the Band Wednesday -Sunday nights, on MacDou... Read more

    D

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  • This band rocks. They did an amazing job at my anniversary party all my guests loved them.

    jessica

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  • We love this band. We have always been huge fans of going down to Cafe Wha? in the village and seeing them play, and to have them at our wedding was incredible. They were attentive to our musical taste, and learned several songs for our ceremony as well as reception. Our guests barely sat throughout the entire night, and we have had everyone tell us they were the best band they had every heard at a wedding. Our night was special both for us and for all of our guests who have said it was the best wedding!

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