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

7 FEBRUARY 2017
Blog post by Adam Southall
Estimated read time: 2 minutes

Portugal is, without doubt, one of the most popular countries in Europe for destination weddings – The Algarve, Sagres, Carvoeiro, Portimao, Lisbon, Porto and Evora are particularly attractive locations.

The beautiful countryside, pleasant climate and excellent cuisine are just some of the factors that make Portugal 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 The Algarve, a luxury hotel in Lisbon, a rustic wedding barn in Trás-os-Montes or even a beach wedding on the island of Madeira, there are so many beautiful and unique wedding venues to choose from.

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

In general, couples who head to Portugal 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).

Although we work with Portugal and the Algarve's best wedding bands, our wide range of English and British wedding bands are increasingly in demand to make the journey to entertain at destination weddings and corporate events in Portugal.

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

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.

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

We’ve tried to make it as easy as possible to hire English wedding bands in Portugal, 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 planning your own wedding in Portugal, 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.