Top-rated wedding bands in Napa, Sonoma, and Wine Country

Good wine, good food, good music: you'll find all three in Wine Country USA. There's no shortage of stunning wineries, all tucked away in secluded locations throughout the region. Whether you're into jaw-dropping architecture like the castle of Ledson Winery & Vineyards in Kenwood, or a quiet sanctuary like the intimate atmosphere of Carneros Inn in Napa, you'll experience the rustic, vintage charm that Wine Country turned into a wedding trend nationwide.

We have the joy of playing for many weddings up in Wine Country, and we can't count the number of unforgettable dance parties we've had in barns across the region. But it's not just dance music! Our flexible and easy-to-move sound system allows us to follow guests throughout the property as the night progresses. Ceremony, cocktail hour, dinner and dancing typically take place in different locations, and we perform for each, sometimes unplugged with acoustic instruments. Our setup allows us to adjust our energy as the night goes along, providing both a sweet and simple touch for ceremony as well as a bold and exciting backdrop for the dance party.


Couple: Larry & Marshall

Date: July 29, 2017

Venue: Handley Cellars Winery

Reviewed On: The Knot

There are simply no words to describe how incredible Ben Mallare and his band members were for our wedding: it was truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience. There is a reason why they have such high marks - it's because they care about the music, care about the guests, care about feedback, and genuinely care that every single person attending our wedding walked away with their mind blown at how good the music and entertainment was at the event. From the first moment we spoke with our wedding planner and Ben, we knew we were in good hands. His professionalism and attention to detail showed how well-rounded he was, and how good a musician he was at the same time. He gave us so many helpful suggestions that molded and shaped our event in such a positive way. And, not to mention, his voice is extraordinary -- we LOVED listening to him at our wedding because it felt like we merged a live concert with all of our friends and family with a group of incredibly talented musicians. Ben was also kind enough to let me and a close friend of mine play a few tunes on their instruments to please the crowd -- when we least expected it, the band jumped on it and joined us, creating this magical moment that our guests have been talking about nonstop since the event. I can wholeheartedly say that from the music played at the ceremony, all through the very last encore, Ben Mallare and his talented group of musicians made our wedding the most memorable, wonderful occasion -- we are already thinking about having our vows renewed just so we can do it all over again!! Thank you Ben Mallare and all of your band members for showing us that you cared and for inspiring us with your music.

Couple: Kim & Allison

Date: July 9, 2016

Venue: Private Residence, Napa, CA

Reviewed On: WeddingWire

Best described as outstanding! I agree with the other reviewers here - stop your search, and book Ben Mallare - no joke! Booking the entertainment for our wedding was assigned to me, and let me tell you, I stressed and stressed and listened to and watched so so many youtube videos trying to pick the best wedding band for the price, and that was so much time wasted! I should have just paid attention to these reviews and stopped my search early with Ben, because they were amazing. Everyone loved them and their awesome variety of music! Ben learned a country song for our first dance, and it was beautiful. He also performed with his guitar player at our ceremony and the music brought tears - it was so touching and perfect. His natural stage presence was so impressive and the chemistry with his band seemed effortless. Besides the perfect selection of music, he was also so good about announcing things on time - first dance, cake cutting, etc. while also being flexible, which was so appreciated by me and my wedding coordinator! On top of all the incredible performance, he was incredibly attentive and responsive in communicating with me prior to the event, which I cannot thank him enough for! We even added a keys player just three weeks before the event, which was no problem for Ben - he just made it happen.

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The best decision we made for our wedding was hiring Ben Mallare for live entertainment. I don't know what we would have done without him! He kept the night flowing and the crowd dancing all night long.
Dana C. (Los Angeles)
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