Planning a wedding – or any kind of special event – can be overwhelming. The Teahouse Company will not only provide you with great musicians, but also with the experience that comes with a long track record helping to make events great. To help ease your mind, we are happy to present a few of our Frequently Asked Questions.
Where can I hear the Teahouse Company bands?
Our musicians play shows throughout the Southern California region in various venues, restaurants and nightclubs. Please contact us in order to confirm that the evening will be representative of a performance that you are looking to have at your special event. Weddings and Private Parties are closed to the public.
I need to select wedding ceremony music but am not sure what to choose. What do I do?
Our classical ensemble, Sparrow Lane Strings, can provide the perfect music for the Prelude, Bridal Party Processional, Bride’s Processional, Unity Candle Lighting, Recessional, and Postlude. You may also choose any of the traditional wedding songs and will have the opportunity of working with our wedding planner to choose the music that is right for your special day. If you’re on a budget, consider a solo violinist - it only takes one of our top-notch musicians to provide a sublime touch to your special day.
How long will I need musician(s) for my wedding reception?
We offer packages from 1 to 6 hours. Our wedding planner will help customize the appropriate number of hours (and musicians) according to your specific needs.
Our group is over 150 people. Should we arrange for a microphone?
The musician(s) will travel with all necessary amplification for the wedding ceremony and reception. High ceilings, hardwood floors, outdoor venues and weather, the number of guests, conversation, servers, etc. will affect how music is heard in a room. Our musicians always come prepared with volume-controlled amplifiers to use (and adjust) when necessary. We will also provide a microphone available to the bridal party for announcements, toasts, etc.
Our group is only 50 people. Are you going to be too loud so that we can’t enjoy conversation?
Our musicians are experienced performers who have played hundreds of events, both boisterous and intimate. We will compensate for the room and crowd size in order to create a comfortable ambiance. If elderly people are in attendance, it is generally a good idea seat them at a table away from where the music will be performed, so that hearing aids don’t pick up “feedback.” Music during cocktail hour and dinner will always be enjoyable and conducive to conversation. If for any reason the music is still too loud, it is always okay to request that the volume be reduced.
Stay tuned for more FAQs – and please feel free to contact us if there’s something you’d like to ask!