Top Rated Wedding Bands in San Diego

San Diego offers the most diverse assortment of venues out of anywhere we travel, from the deep history of Hotel Del Coronado to the stunning ballroom at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar. Our amazing function bands are able to travel to and from Los Angeles for single day engagements, so San Diego acts as our second home base. We perform some of our most electric corporate events in this city, thanks to the amazing event planners working here. Pro audio experts in the area add an extra glitz to our live dance bands. We also bring our acoustic finesse to America’s Finest City, playing ceremonies and cocktail hours that provide the right musical support for each event.

Although there are many fantastic options for live musical entertainment in San Diego, our live wedding bands are the cream of the crop. With elegant and state-of-the-art sound and lighting and industry level musicians on every instrument, Ben Mallare Events & Entertainment will help you create an unforgettable celebration for you and your guests. Book the best party band in San Diego today!

Surrounding areas: Carlsbad, Coronado, Del Mar, Encinitas, Escondido, La Jolla, Oceanside, Rancho Santa Fe, Temecula

Sun, Sea, and Sounds: Dive into San Diego’s Premier Live Entertainment Scene

  • San Diego Wedding Bands

    Elevate your San Diego wedding with the perfect harmony of love and music. Our exquisite wedding bands will create unforgettable moments, from heartfelt vows to dance-filled celebrations. Say ‘I do’ to the soundtrack of your dreams!

  • San Diego Corporate Event Bands

    Transform your corporate event into a symphony of success. Our professional bands will strike the perfect chord, setting the stage for networking, celebration, and achievement. Let your guests experience the power of live music!

  • San Diego Party Bands

    Ignite the party scene in San Diego with electrifying entertainment! Our high-energy party bands will turn any occasion into a memorable extravaganza. Get ready to dance, laugh, and make unforgettable memories!

  • San Diego Dance Bands

    Step into the rhythm of San Diego’s vibrant nightlife with our dynamic dance bands. From sultry salsa to upbeat pop, we’ll keep the energy flowing and the dance floor packed. Get ready to groove the night away!

  • San Diego Live Bands for Hire

    Looking for live entertainment that wows? Our professional bands are ready to rock your San Diego event! From intimate gatherings to grand celebrations, we’ll deliver a performance that leaves a lasting impression.


Wedding band sax player

Couple: Melinda & Max

Date: June 18, 2023

Venue: Cuvier Club

Reviewed On: The Knot

Believe the hype, this is the best wedding band, ever. For our wedding we chose a 7 person band with Chance as our MC. These musicians are unbelievably talented and their stage presence is beyond fun to witness. By the time the dinner service concluded, there was not a single guest in their seat the remainder of the night. Their music catalog and choices were perfect. The band performed all of our requested songs to perfection as well and even allowed some surprise performances by the Groom and the Groom’s parents throughout the evening. This is a wedding band that can enhance any wedding event into the greatest live music party ever. We hope to run into members of this band when we are guests at other weddings, this is a vendor for your wedding you do not want to pass up on.

The big moment for the bride and groom

Couple: Meagan & Michael

Date: March 2, 2019

Venue: Coasterra

Reviewed On: The Knot

Where to even begin! From start to finish Ben has been absolutely amazing and better than we could have ever imagined! When we got engaged one of the first things we knew we wanted for our wedding was a fun band that brings the energy and gets everyone dancing and having a great time. When we were researching bands and saw Ben’s video we knew instantly they were the band for us. Ben was extremely quick in all of his correspondence and was so nice in making sure he was customizing everything to make it the experience we wanted. Knowing they were the band for us, they were our first booking and we were so beyond excited that they were available for our special day! For our cocktail hour we had beautiful acoustic music and then for the reception we had Ben Mallare Signature Plus Horns. Not only are they an amazing band but Ben was an awesome emcee. One of my favorite moments from the day and what stands out everytime I think of our wedding was his announcements of the wedding party getting introduced and then him introducing us! Ben then sang our first dance song perfectly and learned a new song for the Father Daughter dance that was beyond amazing and meant so much to me and my Dad. It made our day so special! It may sound over the top, but I am 100% serious when I say the Ben and Band truly made our wedding. I had a smile on my face the whole time because they made it such a fun time, were amazing performers, and truly cared about making our day so special. Ben knows how to read the crowd and there was never a dull moment with our guest on the dance floor- it was always packed! Every guest I talked to at our reception was raving about how great they were and that they were the best they have ever seen- and I could not agree more! They made our reception everything we could have asked for and I would say the best decision we made for our wedding was having Ben and Band! I wish I could do it all over again just to relive the night- I can easily say I have never had more fun or danced more! Ben, thank you so much for making our wedding the best day we could have ever imagined!!! I will never forget closing out the night dancing to Shout!

Ben Mallare with his gold microphone

Couple: Linda & Corson

Date: August 5, 2017

Venue: Tom Hams Lighthouse

Reviewed On: WeddingWire

I booked the All-Stars 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 Ben Mallare All-Stars Band did just that! I had the "Standard" package, which consisted of 4 people: the lead singer, guitarist, drummer, and bass 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!!! He 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! 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 they 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

  • Hotel del Coronado
  • Park Hyatt Aviara
  • Fairmont Grand Del Mar
  • The Lodge at Torrey Pines
  • Estancia
  • Rancho Valencia
  • La Valencia
  • L'Auberge Del Mar
  • Omni La Costa Resort & Spa
  • Rancho Bernardo Inn
  • U.S. Grant
  • Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines
  • Alila Marea Beach Resort
  • The Ultimate Skybox
  • Cuvier Club

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They were perfect, literally perfect. Through all our questions, requests, demands, inquiries, concerns, rescheduling, on and on and on, they were nothing but gracious, professional, prompt and courteous. Then they showed up and rocked the hell out of absolutely everyone. My wife and I, and every single one of our guests, give them the highest praise possible. And the cherry on top, they let me get on stage and jam with them. We had Ben and his band, which we clearly highly recommend dishing out the extra money for and locking in. Perfect.
Groom testimonial Nick G. (Los Angeles, CA)
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The number one priority my bride and I wanted for our wedding was for a night full of dancing--not people begrudgingly on their feet, but truly having the best time on the dance floor. Ben Mallare absolutely delivered that for us. Since getting back from our honeymoon, the first thing people say to us is "that band you had was the best wedding band we've ever seen". If you are reading this review, don't waste another minute--book Ben Mallare--you'll be so glad you did. PS--they even learned a house/electronic song for us by request--they can truly do it all
Groom headshot Mark S. (San Francisco, CA)
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The entire wedding, we were (and still are) so proud to share the Ben Mallare name and are thrilled we could share our day with them. We could go on and on about how much fun the dance floor was, how engaging the band was with guests, how great the music was, etc., but you should take all of that as an absolute given. Ben Mallare’s band brings together truly talented, hard working and fun musicians. We knew music was going to be a very important part of our wedding weekend and we wanted the absolute best of the best, and we have only the highest recommendation for everything Ben Mallare.
Groom headshot Arnie F. (Banff, AB)
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