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Ceremony Music in Brooklyn, New York,
(908) 489-1735
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    Kelsey

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  • I loved working with Penguin Music- my ceremony was late and they kept my guests entertained for longer than anticipated with beautiful tunes we love! They're presence was magical, they were great communicators before and during the wedding, and I'm so glad we hired them!

    Jessica Hall

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  • Penguin Music were amazing on our wedding day. They created a relaxed atmosphere and kept our guests entertained. The planning process was extremely easy, they gave great song recommendations and were readily available to contact via phone and email as we live in Canada. Thank you so much! 😊

    Caroline P.

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  • Chris and Nate are great - both with the music they play and with all of the logistics and arrangement beforehand. We had a low key wedding and wanted to work with people who were responsive, laid back, and thoughtful and Chris absolutely fit this bill. Our guests loved what they played, and they could even roll with the punches on unexpected changes (shorter processional, etc.). We’d highly recommend!

    Eugene

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  • I can't say enough good things about our experience with Penguin Music. Chris was extremely professional and very easy to work with throughout the entire process. He even gave us some great suggestions around what type of music to pick during certain parts of the ceremony to set the mood that we were looking for. They were timely, helpful, and talented. Most importantly, the music sounded beautiful. We had Penguin Music play through our ceremony and cocktail hour and they were always right on queue with the right song. It was exactly what we hoped it would be.

    Ann

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  • Chris and team made our ceremony magical. We had some very specific requests and they made sure to make those moments heartfelt and unforgettable with their beautiful music. Chris, who handled most of our correspondence, was no nonsense but still sensitive to the occasion and provided guidance as needed. I would recommend these guys for any of your event music needs!

    Rebecca

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  • Working with Penguin Music was an incredible experience! We picked them for their prices, repertoire, and their specific instruments (guitar and cello). It was an extremely smooth planning process, and Chris was helpful every step of the way. The renditions they prepared for us ("What is Life" and "XO") were absolutely stunning -- in fact, I started bawling when "XO" played as I walked down the aisle. They truly made our ceremony special. Pro tip! Have them play your cocktail hour too! We're so glad we did.

    Nancy

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  • Decided a party needed music at the last minute. Chris responded immediately to my email, gave me options, and I dedided on two piece cello and violin for a small private party. Chris was so easy to work with, I would highly recommend him. The music was amazing! It made a huge difference in the ambiance of the party. Cannot say enough good things about Penguin Music.

    Lynsey

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  • Penguin Music performed for my sister's wedding four years ago, so when it was time for me to get married the decision to use them again was easy since they are amazing! The whole process was seamless from start to finish. They are very organized and always responsive. We worked with them on picking ceremony songs that represent us as a couple and they totally nailed it! We didn't give them a ton of direction on the prelude choices. We told them that we favored classical tunes and let them run with it. After experiencing two weddings with them it's really clear that Chris & Steven are extremely talented musicians. My sister chose less traditional song choices (their recessional was "Don't Stop Believin') and they were equally as awesome with that genre. Our guests all commented on how beautiful the music was and they really enjoyed having a form of entertainment while they were waiting for the ceremony to start. It really set the tone and kicked the day off on a great note. I couldn't ... Read more

    Chelsea

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  • My husband and I hired Penguin Wedding Music to perform the music for our wedding ceremony. They had to learn two new songs for the event, and did not disappoint! They sounded absolutely beautiful and really added to the special day. Our guests did not stop raving about their performance. I'd definitely recommend them to other couples looking for live music for their ceremony (and even for the cocktail hour). We did not need them for the cocktail hour, but if we did we definitely would have used them.

    Ellen

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  • The duo of guitar and cello sent to our wedding by Penguin Music did a wonderful job! They were very professional and played superbly. I had many positive comments from our guests regarding their music. And Steven was a delight to work with-very prompt and helpful in aiding us choose music for the wedding ceremony. I would recommend Penguin Music without reservation.

    User3782086

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  • Penguin Music played for our ceremony and cocktail hour at our wedding on 5/24/15 at the Dumbo Loft in Brooklyn, NY. They were absolutely amazing and our guests continue to rave months later! Steven was our main contact and he was extremely responsive and professional. They even learned how to play my favorite song, "Home" by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros for the ceremony. It was extremely meaningful. My husband and I both loved during the cocktail hour how engaged they were in the music--truly having a blast-- the guests enjoyed every second of their music! They were by far the easiest vendor to work with during the wedding planning process and I highly recommend to anyone!!

    User4178127

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  • We had Penguin play while guests arrived, during our ceremony, and for the first few minutes of cocktail hour to allow a seamless transition to our DJ. We could not have made a better choice- they were absolutely incredible! We were looking for something beautiful and timeless, as well as something that would make our older family members happy while still having the music reflect our personality and tastes. Penguin did incredible custom arrangements for Talking Heads and Smashing Pumpkins songs, and we received nothing but raves from our guests (and other vendors). My father, who is a professional musician, could not stop talking about how great they were. They were easy to coordinate with, very friendly, and put me at ease throughout the entire process. I cannot recommend them highly enough!

    Stephanie

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  • Loved Penquin music! We had a cello and guitar for our ceremony and it was amazing. They were great to work with and responsive and helpful. The music on the day was better than I could have imagined. We'll dressed performers who were also very nice and willing to move around for photos after the ceremony. Extremely happy!

    Clarice

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  • Chris Loxley and Nate Jasensky (Penguin Music cellist/guitar duo) took our ceremony to the next level. They are professional, talented, and able to accommodate any music request. Our guests couldn't stop raving about them!

    Kim

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  • We hired Penguin to do the ceremony music at our wedding, I was looking for live music that was laid-back, modern but still classy and after listening to a lot of their samples on their website, really fell in love with the guitar/cello sound. Booking Penguin was very easy, they were responsive over email and had a very simple worksheet. On the day of, our musicians were on time, dressed professionally, and performed AWESOME music. We chose popular music for the half hour before the ceremony and there were just so many amazing songs that I enjoyed from the backroom with my Bridal party—they do a particularly wonderful acoustic Call Me Maybe. :) My only complaint is that we weren't able to preview the piece that we asked them to learn for the bride’s walk down the aisle. It wasn’t done quite right and as I was walking down the aisle, neither my husband nor I recognized the song until I was all the way at the front of the aisle. I wish I had pressed them to share this with us... Read more
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