Frequently Asked Questions

We hope the information below will assist you with your music booking. If you have further questions, don't hesitate to call Jane on 02 9899 2429 or email and we will try to answer your questions.

How do I make a booking?

If you would like to make a booking, please send all of your details, including the date, venue, times etc. of the wedding or function, to 02 98992429, email or call on 0414 903 498. A booking sheet will be sent by return email, with all of your booking details and our banking information. Click here to download detailed booking information.

Do I need to pay a deposit?

There is a non-refundable deposit, usually between $80 and $250 due within one week of making your booking. Most people prefer to pay by direct deposit but other payment options are available.

How do I pay the balance?

The balance is due the week of the event, payable by cheque or direct deposit. Other payment options are available by arrangement. For corporate events an invoice including ABN can be provided.

Are there any other charges involved?

No. The price is fixed unless you change your arrangements. When making your booking we will take the start and finish time, parking requirements and the location into account and charge accordingly.

What events do you have experience in?

Sydney Society Music has been providing music for events for over 15 years. We have played at literally hundreds of corporate events, parties, product launches, award ceremonies, concerts, conferences, formal dinners, engagements, christenings, weddings etc. Click here to see a list of Sydney Society Music's current and previous clients.

What different groups can I book?

Sydney Wedding Music provides a range of different classical and jazz ensembles. You can choose string quartets and trios, other classical trios, jazz combinations and groups which can do a mixture of styles. Click here to see a list of suggested combinations. If you have something else in mind, let us know as we have contact with a large variety of vocalists and instrumentalists and we can tailor a group to suit.

What do the musicians wear?

Our musicians are always well groomed. We believe that it is better to be over dressed than under-dressed. Women wear all black evening wear. For classical ensembles, the men wear a back suit and bow tie. For jazz groups, the men usually wear a black suit and long tie. They can also wear bow ties upon request. If it is a more casual event, the men can wear black shirts with a long tie or open collar upon request. Any other ideas? Let us know and we’ll see what we can do. We are happy to wear costumes which are to be provided by you. Please make sure to tell us if you are having a black tie event.

Do the musicians need to take breaks?

The musicians need to take a 15 minute break about every hour. This can be timed to fit in with yours speeches etc. For longer events, a longer meal break is usually taken when your speeches are on.

Do the musicians need to be fed?

If the function is three hours or longer, the musicians will require a meal. There is no need for the full three course meal. Most venues offer a meal for musicians, photographers etc. for a reduced price. These are usually referred to as "crew meals". Please enquire with your venue. Meals can generally be timed to fit in with your speeches etc. If your event is finger food only, it is fine just provide a plate of finger food for the musicians.

Do the musicians require refreshments in their breaks?

Yes they do. Just a soft drink is fine.