The answer to this question will depend on the specific limit at the venue. Some venues have sound limiters
that cause the band’s PA system to cut out if it reaches a certain volume. You should let the musicians know about this before booking them, so they can arrange to play quieter to meet the venue’s noise restrictions. Some bands refuse to perform in certain venues with very restrictive limits (e.g. a large soul or Motown band wouldn't be suitable in a small space with a restrictive limiter), so it's always best to speak with your band about this. Certain venues have such strict limits that even cheering from your guests will trip the noise limiter. Read our blog post
on the best bands we recommend for venues with sound limiters.