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Bands and Ceremony Music and DJs in Evanston, IL,
(847) 866-8002
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4.9 out of 5
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  • 65 Reviews


    Hannah

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  • We hired Stitely Orchestra for our wedding. We had a trio for the ceremony, a pianist for the cocktail hour and an 8-piece band for the dancing at the reception. Each part was absolutely incredible! The ceremony music was really beautiful and they played whatever we asked for in advance. The open dancing was SO MUCH FUN!!! Their energy was contagious and the dance floor was filled for 3 straight hours. Jeff and his team were a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend Stitely Orchestra for any event. The planning process was super easy as they had a portal where we could select which songs and genres we liked or disliked. I cannot say enough good things about this band. Everyone was impressed!

    Rebecca

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  • My husband and I couldn't have been MORE happy with our decision to use Stitely Entertainment for our wedding ceremony! We really wanted musicians who could provide a romantic and intimate setting during our wedding ceremony. Stitely delivered! The music was absolutely beautiful and everything ran smoothly. Stitely was extremely easy to communicate with leading up to the wedding. They made sure to answer all of our questions and they followed through on all of the details we wanted in regards to the music. They were able to play the songs we requested which made us so happy! Couldn't have been more pleased with Stitely and would HIGHLY recommend them to anyone who is getting married! Thank you Stitely!!!

    Jeff

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  • We couldn't have asked for a better band! They played the ceremony, the cocktail hour and the reception. We had an outdoor wedding and had some unforeseen circumstances arise. Jeff and his team were very agile and quick to adjust and made every moment as perfect as it could be. One of my favorite things about dealing with Stitely Entertainment was their attention to detail, with a schedule down to the minute, making sure every name was pronounced correctly, and most importantly making sure that the music was everything we wanted it to be. How'd they do this? Well, before we ever met with them to start planning, they had us go through a list of songs and mark them in one of three ways, Like, Love, Dislike. The theory here is that they can figure out what style of music to plan throughout the night based on your preferences. They were spot on! They even let me (the groom) perform on stage with them. I'm not anywhere near their talent, but the fact that they let me sing a song to ... Read more

    Jennifer

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  • The band was amazing! All our guests were raving about their song choices and everyone was dancing all night!

    Pete

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  • We had Jeff and his 9 piece band at our wedding. We Could not be happier with them! All 3 singers were excellent and the videos of them online do not do them justice. The musicianship of all the band members was excellent... I highly recommend having the horn section as well. We primarily had music from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s including Motown, Rockabilly, Sinatra and they nailed it. Emily, the coordinator for Stilely Entertainment, was awesome. Her communication and attention to detail was excellent and professional. Attention to detail is her strong suit.

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    Thank you Pete, Emily and I loved working with you! It was so fun doing an evening of 50's, 60's and 70's plus you and Ryanne were so sweet together. Thank you for trusting us with your day - Emily is thrilled to have been able to make your wedding as smooth and fun as possible. We wish you both the best!

    Andrew

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  • Stitely Orchestra is, in one word, PHENOMENAL!! My husband and I were married earlier this month and they blew us all away, keeping our dance floor full for three straight hours! Jeff Stitely, the band director, is everything you could possibly hope for in a Master of Ceremonies. He was incredibly accessible throughout the entire planning process, often responding to my emails by just picking up the phone and talking through my requests. Jeff made the entire planning process stress-free and his musical expertise is unmatched. The Stitely team made our wedding so uniquely personal -- from a string trio learning the "Game of Thrones" theme song for our ceremony, to Jeff actually spending time one-on-one with my anxious Dad to make sure the tempo for our daddy-daughter dance was just right. We cannot thank Jeff and his band enough for making our wedding day so spectacular. No questions here-- book Stitely Orchestra NOW!

    Whitney

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  • The thing we most cared about for our wedding day, was that it was overall a fun time! Therefore, we put most of our efforts into picking a band that would help make our wedding day memorable! Stitely Band kept our guests dancing all night! We still get compliments on how fun the evening was! They even learned new songs for the event! They played exactly what we wanted to make sure all ages would dance! They even wrote us a personalized thank you note after our wedding! Can't say anything better about this band!

    Laura

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  • The Stitley 312 band provided great dancing music for our daughter's wedding. The bride and groom, as well as the bride's parents selected suggested music from an extensive list. Many of our 200 guests said that this was the best wedding band they have ever had the pleasure to hear. Our only regret was that the reception had to end!

    Matthew

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  • We literally have zero complaints about our experience with Stitley Entertainment. We got married over Labor weekend 2016 @ The Wit in downtown Chicago and hired the 'Chicago Groove Collective" from Stitley to do our wedding reception. They emcee-ed introductions and dinner without a hiccup and rocked the dance floor for 3 hours the remainder of the night. A few things to note that we especially loved about Stitley/Chicago Groove Collective: - The availability and knowledge of Stitley's office manager (Peggy Latko). Unlike other vendors who seemed overly pushy to make a sale, she laid out pricing, the booking process, and their services and told us to give them a call once we had time to evaluate what we were looking for. # of band members and thus pricing, was also flexible, which is nice when ultimately trying to stay within a 'rough' budget/ - They allow you to pick songs and music genres online to better cater to your music tastes and how you want the night to flow (firs... Read more

    Liz

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  • Live music was something that really brought my husband and I together, so it was only right that we had live music at our wedding. After doing hours of research, we finally came across Stately Entertainment. The hardest decision we had to make was choosing between Chicago Groove Collective and the Stitely Orchestra. After obsessively watching their videos online over and over again, we chose CGC because they felt more like "our style". In short, they were AMAZING!!!! We chose an "east coast" style wedding, which allowed guests to dance for a bit BEFORE dinner, and the way that they were able to get EVERY guest out on the dance floor from the very beginning was a dream come true. There was absolutely nothing like being out on the dance floor surrounded by your closest friends and family--I was grinning from ear to ear as I took it all in. I could not believe how perfect the band sounded. From our bridal party walk out, to the first dance and father/mother dances, to the fact th... Read more

    User5130457

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  • Stitely Orchestra was such a great pick for our wedding! They not only had everything that we were looking for to see us through the entire day and night, but were so easy to work with and sounded great to top it off! Our ceremony, reception, and after hours were all at the same venue, but we wanted the music to fit the mood for each. We had a two piece band for the ceremony, a pianist for the cocktail hour, an indie band for dinner, rock band for dancing, and finally a DJ for our after hours. They were able to accommodate us perfectly! Working with Peggy on all the details was a breeze, she was so on top of everything and answered all of our questions and even provided suggestions on timing for the day. We received so many complements on the band, and are so happy we went with Stitely!

    Sean

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  • We couldn't have asked for a better experience with the Stitely Entertainment and the Chicago Groove Collective for our wedding in May. Peggy was incredibly on top of the planning and made our lives easy during a bit of a stressful time! Derrick and the CGC did a great job! Our dance floor was full all night and they did a great job with the new songs we asked them to learn (and they knew even more songs than were on their list - even one that had come out about a week earlier). We got a ton of compliments and couldn't have picked a better band! Thanks!

    Kyle Concannon

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  • We are extremely happy with our decision to use Stitely Entertainment for our wedding. We used them for our ceremony (strong quartet), cocktail hour (solo piano), dinner (jazz quartet) and reception (10 piece band - Stitely Orchestra) and each and every event turned out perfect. I don't think you will get better all around musicians than Stitely's group. The 10-piece band was absolutely awesome and we received so many compliments during and after the reception. We had a mix of motown, country and recent hits and all genres were great. For dinner we really wanted to make sure the music was not too loud so that people could talk and Jeff made sure that happened for us. The planning process is pretty easy in terms of picking the songs you like and dislike on their website. Emily was great to work with throughout the process. I would definitely hire them again and would recommend for anyone looking for music for any part of their event.

    Casey

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    4.8 out of 5
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  • Jeff, Emily, DJ Chris, and their entire team really made our wedding. From the long distance planning to the day of details, they made the process painless and were always around to answer any questions that we had. The sound design for the band was flawless and they easily transitioned between multiple setups that we had throughout the venue. DJ Chris was lovely and the music fit out tastes perfectly. Overall, Stitely Entertainment delivers and makes what could be a very stressful day an absolute joy.

    Alex

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  • Derrick and the band were absolutely wonderful!
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