Hiring a band for destination weddings in France – a short guide (Updated February 2020)

22 NOVEMBER 2016
Blog post by Adam Southall
Estimated read time: 2 minutes

France is one of the most popular countries for destination weddings, and for good reason. The beautiful countryside, pleasant climate and excellent cuisine are just some of the factors that make France such a hotspot for tying the knot, especially with British and American couples.

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Whether it be at a Bordeaux château, a luxury hotel on the French Riviera or at a rustic wedding barn in the Dordogne, there are so many beautiful and unique wedding venues to choose from.

But when it comes to hiring a live wedding band in France, it can be difficult to find exactly what you want for your special day.

In general, couples who head to France for a destination wedding want a band that plays covers of British and American pop, rock and indie music (as well as some funk and soul thrown in for good measure). As such, British wedding bands are increasingly in demand to hop across the Channel to entertain at destination weddings in France.

Due to the demand for British cover bands to entertain at French weddings, some have relocated to the continent permanently – for example, one of our bands who plays a mix of pop, rock and indie covers, consists of British musicians from London but they are now based in Nice where they entertain at weddings and parties on the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera).

Several of FixTheMusic’s UK-based wedding bands are proving popular for destination weddings in France. Of course, travel expenses mean that it can cost roughly double the price of hiring these bands to perform in the UK.

On FixTheMusic, bands always provide quotes directly to you with a clear breakdown of costs so you can make an informed decision – no other costs are added, and once you’re happy to book, you can pay securely online via card.

Browse Wedding Bands in France

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If you'd like to receive free quotes from our bands that are available to hire for weddings in France, click here to submit your enquiry.

We’ve tried to make it as easy as possible to hire English wedding bands in France, and we hope to help many more couples find their perfect wedding band in the years to come.

View some of our France-based bands performing live

Below are videos of some of our local French bands. Most are available to hire anywhere in France...

If you're planning your own wedding in France, what are your plans for the live music or entertainment on your special day? Tell us in the comments section below!

— Adam is a co-founder of FixTheMusic and works on everything from copywriting and marketing to design and user experience. He studied Music at Cambridge University. Adam is a keen pianist, and also learned cello and trumpet from an early age.