Top-rated wedding bands in San Diego

Whether it’s a dance party in the sand at Hotel Del Coronado, or a stunning ballroom affair at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar, San Diego offers the most diverse assortment of venues out of anywhere we travel. Since our musicians are able to travel to and from Los Angeles for single day engagements, San Diego acts as our second home base. We are able to put together our most elaborate performances in and around this city, thanks to the amazing event planners and audio-technical experts already in the area. We also bring our acoustic finesse to America’s Finest City, playing ceremonies and cocktail hours that provide the right support for the event, without overpowering the special moment.

Although there are many fantastic options for live musical entertainment in San Diego, our all-inclusive service is the best your money can buy. Just ask the many couples and clients who have written about their experiences with us - we’ve been awarded multiple WeddingWire Couples’ Choice and The Knot Best Of Weddings awards since 2014. With elegant and comprehensive emcee services, state-of-the-art sound and lighting equipment, industry level musicians on every instrument, and tried-and-true dance sets that keep the party going all night, Ben Mallare Events & Entertainment will help you create an unforgettable celebration for you and your guests.

Surrounding areas: Camp Pendleton, Carlsbad, Chula Vista, Coronado, Del Mar, El Cajon, Encinitas, Escondido, La Jolla, Oceanside, Rancho Santa Fe, San Marcos, Temecula


Couple: Jenell & Peter

Date: September 17, 2017

Venue: Hotel Del Coronado

Reviewed On: WeddingWire

Ben Mallare band was the perfect fit for our wedding. From the ceremony guitarist to the very last song. Our wedding was so special because of their talent. Every song was so great and truly exceeded our expectations. Our guests are still talking about how much fun they had!! They executed our schedule of events to perfection. Every song they sang was absolutely beautiful!

Client: Yamaha

Date: August 15, 2018

Venue: USS Midway

Reviewed On: GigSalad

I booked the Ben Mallare Band for the evening reception during a conference we were hosting. Ben was easy to work and super friendly! Everything from start to finish was a breeze. They kept the crowd entertained and paid attention to the volume, which is a huge deal when it comes to a corporate event. Ben and his band were such a hit I'm booking them for 2 more conferences. Don't miss out - book them!

Couple: Linda & Corson

Date: August 5, 2017

Venue: Tom Hams Lighthouse

Reviewed On: WeddingWire

I booked the Andy Inglat band for my summer wedding in San Diego. I had the pleasure of working with Ben Mallare during my wedding planning, that he ended up being my fave vendor to collaborate with. From the initial contact of requesting for a quote, he was very professional and he always responded to my emails right away. After seeing several video samples of his band and the sample sets listed on his website, I knew I had made the RIGHT DECISION!

Ben is very tech-savvy and organized, and about a couple months before your BIG day, he'll send you a Google Word doc to input all your music preferences from the grand entrance, first dance, garter toss, bouquet toss, cake cutting, to "MC Notes" and the "Timetable" for the schedule of events.

I wanted something classy, but energetic at the same time. And the Andy Inglat Band did just that! I had the "Small But Mighty" package, which consisted of 3 people: the lead singer, drummer, and base player. But honestly, it sounded like a 10-piece band! That's how incredible they were!

Andy was the lead singer and did such an AMAZING job!!! Andy was very versatile, as I had instructed for the Standards to be played (Dean Martin, Michael Buble, Frank Sinatra) for the cocktail half-hour and luncheon part of the reception. During open dance, he easily transformed my reception into a dance party, where my dance floor seemed to always be packed, playing the top 40 (Maroon 5, Ed Sheeran, Pharrell) along with some 80's (Michael Jackson)! They do cater to their clients' preferences. They even learned 6 songs for us based on our input. The transition from one song to another was seamless. And I loved how Andy incorporated my name (the Bride) into the song, "Brown Eyed Girl," as that was an awesome surprise!

Practically every guest came up to us saying how GREAT the band was and asked where did I find them.

We would definitely hire them again in a heartbeat! It was THE BEST DECISION we made.

Recent venues

  • Darlington House
  • Del Mar Country Club
  • Fairmont Grand Del Mar
  • Hotel Del Coronado
  • Rancho Valenica Resort & Spa
  • The Lodge at Torrey Pines

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Feedback from our guests began at dinner and didn’t stop for several days following our wedding. Ben and the band created an unforgettable experience for us and our guests on our very special day.
Jason T. (Seattle)
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