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Bands and Ceremony Music and DJs and Planner in Chicago, IL,
(630) 670-0316
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    Sandra C

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  • One of the best decisions we made for our wedding was to go with Ring of Music for our music choice. This was a difficult year for wedding planning and Matt was with us every step of the way. Matt went above and beyond to help us shift from our original vision (which involved a larger celebration) to a more intimate backyard wedding. He was detailed, flexible in working through our new plans, gave good advice (from day-of timeline to music) and made sure our wedding had great music/entertainment - from ceremony to reception. Also, big thanks to Andrea and the band. Andrea's voice is beautiful and she and the band were great to listen to and dance to!! Many guests (and neighbors!) came up to us afterwards and complimented us on the band. They were also flexible in playing both pre-requested songs and guest-requests on day-of!

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    Hi Sandra and Eric! Thank you so much for your complimentary review! We enjoyed communicating with you throughout the process, and we greatly appreciated your lightning quick replies. Also, we appreciated how open and receptive you were to adapting all the logistical and musical elements to your intimate wedding setting. This made it so easy to navigate the ever changing waters of 2020. You were absolutely wonderful to work with! Our musicians had such a fun time performing for you and your guests, and thank you again for having us on your special day! Congratulations to you!

    Ben Sorce

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  • Ring Of Music provided us with an outstanding guitar and violin duo to perform for our wedding ceremony. The players were prompt, professional, and -- most importantly -- sounded phenomenal. As a musician myself, I would recommend them highly to anyone looking to add some gorgeous ceremony music to their special day.

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    Hi Ben! Thank you for having our group for your special day! Anna & Brian had a wonderful time performing for you! You made excellent musical selections as "Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I'm Yours" is such a fun and fitting recessional song! Ben, we are very humbled by your review since you are a musician yourself. Your compliments are truly appreciated. Thank you again! We look forward to your reception celebration in 2021!

    Brittany Cederberg

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  • We really enjoyed working with Matt, Liz, and the rest of the band! From the beginning Matt was very thorough and reassuring that all our guests at the wedding would have a great time and be on the dance floor. They were easy to talk to and responded to all our questions from the start. From having a dance background and working in the industry with a dj company, I knew our choice in music could make or break our wedding night. They knew exactly which songs would be better to play at the beginning versus the end of the night. They gave us playlists for us to go through to choose our music, which we loved doing together. In those playlists, they had songs that if chose them, they guaranteed guests to dance to them. My husband and I have different tastes in music and they definitely were able to make us both happy! I also had a surprise dance for my husband and they did a great job of not having it on our timeline, but playing it at the correct time during the night. Our guests com... Read more

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    Hi Brittany, Thank you so much for your wonderful review! Liz, our team, and I truly enjoyed working with you. Our musicians mentioned that the dancing at your wedding was simply amazing and they had an outstanding time performing for you! They had just as much fun performing for you as you and your guests had dancing! :) Brittany, thank you again for your compliments, and we appreciate you having us as a part of your special day & night!

    Cassidy

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  • We spent more time searching for a band than we did on any other vendor, and we were thrilled when we finally found Ring of Music! We knew the group was the right fit for us after our first conversation with Matt. Matt is absolutely amazing to work with, and has been so encouraging at every step along the way. Matt is honest, funny, and completely understanding. Covid restrictions this year have caused us to push back our reception, and we have been incredibly thankful that Matt and ROM were so flexible and willing to adjust to our reception next year. We contemplated canceling the reception altogether, but having our friends and family have fun and dance to ROM is the #1 reason why we're moving forward. We can't wait, and we'll be back to update this review after the party!

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    Hi Cassidy & Brad! Thank you for leaving us your very kind, thoughtful, and complimentary review! One of our main priorities this year was to keep you stress free, and being flexible with you was an absolute must. We wanted to be a bright spot and a source of stability for you in a very turbulent 2020. We're elated to be part of your celebration in 2021! We promise to give you the best night of your lives, exceeding your greatest expectations! Thank you again for your wonderful review, and we look forward to continuing our relationship with you!

    Nicole Petrancosta

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  • We cannot thank Ring of Music and Matt enough for everything they did for our special day. My husband and I knew from the beginning that the band/DJ was going to be one of the most important aspects we needed to pull off the wedding of our dreams. After seeing ROM perform at one of our friends weddings, we reached out to Matt where his initial phone call walked us through the entire process. We immediately booked with ROM and it was the best decision we could have made. Our contact Liz, reached out to us a couple weeks before our wedding and after talking with her, she immediately knew the vibe we were going for and gave us amazing recommendations. During our cocktail hour we were able to have a pianist that truly made cocktail hour magical. ROM absolutely delivered the best night during our reception. My husband and I have never seen a dance floor so packed throughout an entire wedding until ours! This was one thing we knew we wanted from the very beginning, a packed dance floor, and ... Read more

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    Hi Nicole & Bobby! Thank you so much for your outstanding review! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your experience with us, as the feeling is definitely mutual. We truly loved working with you! In our initial conversation, you mentioned you wanted a packed dance floor, so we were laser focused on making this happen for you. Thank you for being so communicative with us, as this helped us to provide you with the experience you wanted for you and your guests. Thank you again for having us Nicole & Bobby!

    Amanda Owens

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  • My husband insisted on having live music for our wedding - I was on the fence, but we found Ring of Music and I am so glad we did. From the moment we first contacted them, I knew we were going to be happy with them. Matt was extremely helpful and professional in answering our questions, describing different packages, and working with our budget to make sure we could have the music we wanted. At our wedding, the emcee was fabulous and the music was incredible! Everyone was dancing and having a great time - they were able to use some of our special songs that weren't on their playlist. Overall, I absolutely recommend Ring of Music - they were affordable, professional, and FUN!

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    Hi Amanda & Trevor! Thank you so much for your thoughtful review! One of our main goals is to make the process as smooth and easy as possible for you from the moment we contact you, throughout the entire process, and on your special day. Also, our intent is to make your experience with us FUN, too! :) It was an absolute pleasure communicating with you., and we are thrilled that you enjoyed your experience with us! Thank you again Amanda & Trevor, and happy belated anniversary!

    Jodi E

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  • WOW. WOW. WOW. Just hire this band. Do it now. THE END. ...just kidding. What a stellar group of personalities and skillful musicians. We hired this band, managed by Matt Stedman and they were easily the highlight of our reception. Working with Matt from the beginning was a breeze and we appreciated immensely, his *major* attention to detail. He was so above board in making certain that this portion of our event was perfect. No stone was left unturned, literally. We cannot say enough about the band. The singers were major showstoppers and belters. I mean, they could sing anything and delivered their vocals like nobody's business! They were amazing at leading the crowd and keeping everyone out on the dance floor. The guitarist shredded on his Les Paul and played even the most complicated riffs in various songs, with the ease of a total pro. The drummer, the backbone to the group, could pound out anything from hard-hitting rock to nuanced R&B; the bass player was locked in ti... Read more

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    Hi Jodi & David! Wow!!! Thank you so much for your complimentary review! We really enjoyed working with you, and we absolutely wanted to ensure that every single aspect of your wedding was absolutely perfect! Our group loved performing for you! You and your guests were so kind and our musicians felt incredibly appreciated. Our band definitely had as much fun performing for you as you and your guests had dancing and listening to our music! We very much look forward to providing you with awesome music in the future! Thank you again Jodi and David!

    Kassie F

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  • Ring of music killed it at our wedding!! One of the most important aspects of our special day was the dance floor. After attending previous weddings where no one danced, I wanted to be 100% sure that our dance floor would be packed. That is exactly what the situation was at our wedding! ROM learned the crowd quickly and after doing this for so long, were able to ensure my dance floor was packed. Matt was super helpful the months leading up and was always quick to respond to my several emails. You will NOT regret going with them! There’s a reason they have such ravishing reviews! So happy we went with them, and you will be too! :)

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    Hi Kassie & Joe! Thank you so much for your amazing review! In our first conversation you mentioned how important it was to you that your dance floor would be full the entire night, so this was, without question, our NUMBER ONE PRIORITY. You & your guests were enthusiastic dancers, so our musicians had an extremely fun time performing for you! Thank you again Kassie & Joe!

    Sue

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  • I am the mother of the bride. My daughter chose Matt by reviews and we Never heard them until our wedding! It was the best decision we made! They made my daughters wedding an event! I am still hearing about how much fun the wedding was! The dance floor was packed all night! At one point I watched as my guests were belling laughing they were having so much fun! I would book them again when my son gets married!!!!

    meghan

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  • Wedding planning can be stressful and it can seem like no one has your best interest in mind during the process - but from the first time meeting Matt, to the bands actual performance at our wedding, it was almost too good to be true. To start, Matt takes the time to truly understand what you want for your big day and has the years of experience to provide all the advice and recommendations you want when planning your big day. We, like many, have never planned a wedding or big event and Matt made sure no small detail was overlooked leading up to the day. With all the stresses of wedding planning, he made the process relieving and FUN. Matt carefully makes sure that the event coordination and song selection will be perfect for what you have planned. One our big day, the band was ahead of schedule to our ceremony (Chicago Yacht Club) ensuring perfect set-up and sound. And once again, the band was there for cocktail hour and our dinner reception at the River Roast. Having Ring of... Read more

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    Hi Steve & Meghan! Wow! Thank you so much for your spectacular review!!! Also, thank you for being so incredibly receptive to all of our advice. You helped to set us up for success at your wedding! We are thrilled that you selected us for your special day and night, and it really was a mutually awesome experience. It was a perfect match, starting with our initial conversation. Thank you again Steve & Meghan!

    Sarah

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  • Matt Stedman & Ring of Music - Thank you for making my wedding!! As someone who has planned events for 15 years I was very cautious and analytical when it came to hiring my vendors. Matt Stedman exceeded my expectations (something I rarely am able to say). I will go into the live music in a moment, but the attention to detail and responsiveness that Matt gave to my wedding the 9 months leading up to it was profound. As someone who was very nervous about being unable to see the band live before hiring them, trust me when I say - DO NOT BE!!! They are amazing, professionals, and can work a crowd better than anyone I've seen. Music was very important to us and we wanted our 225 guests on the dance floor the whole time - they were! Thank you Matt for all your time and for delivering the perfect band for my wedding.

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    Hi Sarah! Thank you for your excellent review of group! It was a pleasure communicating with you and helping to turn your wedding vision into reality! One amazing part of working with you is that you truly understood all the logistics involved because of your event planning background. This was a unique experience for us, and it made the process both seamless and easy! The Chicago Cultural Center is a stunning venue, and our team relishes every opportunity to perform there. Their staff, as well as all of your vendors, were consummate professionals and we so easy to work with. Thank you for choosing awesome vendors! :) Our musicians thoroughly enjoyed performing for you, and they fed off the incredibly high energy in the room. Aside from your guests keeping the dance floor full the entire night, so many of them approached our musicians complimenting them. Our musicians felt truly appreciated. Sarah, thank you again, and please know that we enjoyed our experience working with you as much as you enjoyed working with us!

    Jessy Tapper

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  • The Ring of Music Band & Orchestra absolutely ROCKED our wedding night. I had family and friends stopping me all night long (and for days to follow) to tell me specifically how much they LOVED the band! It was our number one priority, no matter what else happened, to make sure our wedding was just an amazing party for our guests with a non-stop packed dance floor - and the Ring of Music Band delivered! Without a doubt. My husband and I are pretty big music fans, and we cared a lot about what would be played and DJd throughout the night - making sure we had something for everyone there and that all of our favorites got some air time. And Matt was so thorough and thought through every last detail with such care, we both knew exactly what we would be getting - leaving me with absolutely nothing to worry about leading up to the big day. Which was really just the cherry on top of one of the best nights of our life. Thank you so much, Matt & Ring of Music team! I still tear up thinking about... Read more

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    Hi Jessy & Alex! Thank you for your amazing review! Everything came together perfectly! You are such passionate music fans, so our musicians were so excited to perform for you! It's not often that our group gets to perform "Atlantic City" in general, and especially for a wedding. The vibe and energy were incredible with all the dancing, and our musicians felt so appreciated on many levels. You were so fantastic to work with! In addition, all of your vendors were top notch professionals, as well as the staff at the Ivy Room. All around it was truly special and a night to remember! Thank you again Jessy & Alex!

    Sara Haar

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  • Ring of Music Band & Orchestra went above and beyond our highest expectations! From the very first phone conversation that we had with the ROM coordinator my now husband and I were confident that we chose the right group. They are very professional, organized, talented, personable and detail-oriented. They made our wedding day S P E C I A L , S T R E S S-F R E E and just plain F U N. They provided our instrumentals for our ceremony, cocktail entertainment and were the highlight of our reception [our guests, ranging from 3-91, were on the dance floor ALL night]. There are a lot of entertainment companies that provide wedding music; however, there are not a lot of entertainment companies that can successfully satisfy the Bride & Groom's preferences AND give their guests an evening to remember! ROM did just that and they are a one-of-a-kind band. We would give them 10 out of 10 stars given the option!! p.s. Our venue contact even complimented them on their respectfulness and professional... Read more

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    Hi Sara & Tyler! Thank you so much for your thoughtful and wonderful review! We truly appreciate it, and our musicians had an incredible time performing for you on your amazing and memorable special day & night. If we could review our couples, you would get 5-stars because you were so kind and wonderful to communicate with. Your friends and family were equally wonderful, and it was an all around excellent experience. Thank you again!

    Vickie

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  • The Ring of Music band members were truly professionals. They arrived on time and set up smoothly and the night went on without a hitch. The emcee was also really good about keeping a strict timeline (down to the minute) so that nothing spilled over into cake cutting time or first dance, etc. All of our family and friends were impressed by their performance and great vocals. We highly recommend them!

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    Hi Vickie & Alan! Thank you very much for your review! Successfully managing your timeline within our coordination service is a top priority for us, and we very much appreciate you mentioning this in your review! Our team thoroughly enjoyed communicating with you throughout the process. In addition, our team also had an amazing time performing for you and your guests, as everyone was incredibly gracious and complimentary. Thank you again Vickie & Alan!

    Brendan J Clarke

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  • The Ring of Music Band was awesome...thank you so much! The evening was perfect, with intimate ceremony music, a piano soloist for our family cocktail hour and the live band that rocked the house for about 100 guests. I've got to admit that the venue was great and food and bar was outstanding but by far and away, the music is what everyone has been talking about since Saturday night. Thank you again Matt and the team for helping our celebration be a party to remember. Brendan and Mo

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    Brendan & Maureen, thank you so much for having our group for your special day and night! We really appreciate your amazing compliments! Your guests were also very complimentary to our musicians as well, and they feel truly appreciated. We are so thankful you chose us for your entertainment, and I know our musicians had just us much fun performing for you as you and your guests had dancing and singing along to our music!
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