Hiring a band for destination weddings in Italy – a short guide (Updated March 2020)

22 SEPTEMBER 2019
Blog post by Adam Southall
Estimated read time: 2 minutes

Italy is increasingly becoming a destination wedding hotspot for couples – Tuscany, Amalfi Coast, Rome, Venice, Sicily and Lake Como are particularly popular locations.

The beautiful countryside, pleasant climate and excellent cuisine are just some of the factors that make Italy such a popular destination for tying the knot, especially with British and American couples.

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Whether it be at a private villa in Tuscany, a luxury hotel on the Amalfi Coast or at a rustic wedding barn in Sicily, there are so many beautiful and unique wedding venues to choose from.

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

In general, couples who head to Italy 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 make the journey to entertain at destination weddings in Italy.

Italian wedding bands a good range of styles (from pop, jazz and swing to hip hop, garage and soul) and that many of the bands offer something a bit different to make your wedding truly memorable.

Wedding bands on FixTheMusic have public liability insurance and PAT tested equipment.

Based on confirmed bookings on FixTheMusic, here's the list of the 10 most popular wedding bands in Italy for 2020...

1. Trio Toscano
2. The Puppets
3. The Sonics
4. The Somethings
5. The Florence Jazz Band
6. Soul Drive
7. The Prodigal Duo
8. Slipstream
9. Andiamo Duo
10. Route 66

Due to the demand for British cover bands to entertain at Italian weddings, some have relocated to the continent permanently. But several of FixTheMusic’s UK-based wedding bands are proving popular for destination weddings in Italy.

Of course, travel expenses mean that it can cost roughly double the price of hiring these bands to perform in the UK.

We also have a wide range of local Italy-based wedding bands. You can view all of our local Italy-based bands.

The average cost to hire a wedding band in Italy is €1,676. This is for a 4-piece pop and rock band; larger groups will cost more depending on the number of band members.

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.

FixTheMusic is free for event planners to use. View our carefully curated selection of wedding bands available to hire for weddings in Italy.

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

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If you're interested in seeing some of our Italy wedding bands performing live, then check out the videos below...

If you're planning your own wedding in Italy, 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.