TVK Orchestra was amazing at our wedding reception. They did a jazz trio during cocktail hour, and a full band during the reception and dancing for three hours. They also had a DJ for the periods in between orchestra breaks. The benefits of having a live band totally outweigh the costs in my opinion! We were partying all night long with them!
TVK made our wedding night. We gave them a lot of freedom in music selection and basically just asked that they keep the dance floor packed all night, which they did! 300 guests from NYC, Miami, LA etc and everyone raved about the band. Seamless transitions from one song to next — they read dance floor extremely well! They also play an incredible Horah if you are Jewish and want this at your wedding. Big bonus: Sally is really personable/easy to work with! - Rachel
You guys crushed last night. We had the night of our lives and you were one of the main reasons! Thank you for letting us join you on stage 😂 - Dan and Rach
TVK did a phenomenal job in making all our wedding dreams come true. The wide variety of songs they were able to play had every single guest, all ages and backgrounds, dancing all night! One thing I thought was extremely important... TVK did an excellent job transitioning from one song to the next. There was never an obvious stop and start from song to song. It was like one continuous mashup playlist that kept the party going! Wishing we could do it all over again. Thank you TVK! - Alex
We used TVK Orchestra in 2014 for our daughters wedding and they were so wonderful we insisted on using them in 2018 for our sons wedding. This band, and it's leader, Tom are consummate professionals. They make it such an easy process, the easiest part of the entire wedding actually. They work with you to get the set list you want and never disappoint. After the ceremony music is probably the most important part of the night. In the span of two weddings there was NEVER a time the dance floor wasn't full! The way they transition from song to song just keeps the night rolling. TVK is THE band for any event!!!! - John
We hired TVK Orchestra for our wedding on Lake Geneva in June, 2018 and were completely satisfied with the services. From when we first contacted them, we found both Sally and Tom to be very responsive, professional and accommodating to provide exactly what we wanted on our wedding day. The musicians were all professional and really knew how to keep the party going. They played all of our requests and we received so many compliments from our guests throughout the night and to this day. We had our wedding end at 1am and the energy TVK provided never diminished! I highly recommend TVK and you can be sure that you won't have to worry that they will provide music and entertainment to take your wedding night to the next level! Thank you TVK Orchestra for providing exceptional service and good luck on your future weddings! - Kevin
Thank you so much to both of you and the performers at the Moskos/Marske wedding. Adam and I could not have been more thrilled with their professionalism, incredible music, and overall energy. We have had countless guests reach out to us and tell us how much they enjoyed dancing to the music. Our goal was to have a packed dance floor and because of TVK we met that goal! Also, thank you very much to Sally for always being so helpful and communicating with us through the planning process. We are so grateful to have TVK as a part of our special day! - Anna & Adam
The band killed it on Saturday night. The energy level was a constant high and we have received so many compliments from our guests. So thank you! Such talented musicians that helped make our day such a fun celebration. - Amanda
TVK played an incredible set at our most recent Gala. They were early to arrive, fully set-up, and rocking before the party even started. Incredibly easy to work with, and beyond accommodating, I would hire them in an instant for our next gig. - Matt R.
TVK was better than we ever imagined! Everyone danced and raved about the musicians! It was such an incredible night, thank you so much for being a part of it!- Brittney and Nick
We wanted to send a huge thank you to TVK for the performance on our wedding day.
We got great feedback on the strings and can’t wait to hear them in the wedding video! In particular, the performance of “Instant Crush” when the men walked in was amazing.
But it was the band who really blew people away. We had so many of our friends and family comment on how awesome it was, and we saw people out on the floor dancing who we’ve never seen dancing before! Amazing stuff. thank you. - Mark and Rikki
TVK was so very easy to work with and listened to all of our requests for the big day. They learned a new song for our wedding ceremony to ensure that we were happy with their services. I would strongly recommend working with Tom! He is very professional and accommodating with his team. - Kayla
TVK is truly outstanding! My husband & I hired TVK to play at our wedding, and they truly kept the dance floor packed all night. Not only did they totally surprise us by singing our first dance song, but they played TWO encore songs!! From the singers to each musician we could of not asked for a better wedding band! They were accommodating, affordable & so responsive! Sally & Tom were so lovely to work with to organize a night full of good music! HIGHLY recommend this band- you will not be disappointed! - Lyndsay
TVK was excellent overall. We booked well in advance of the wedding date, and got a very reasonable rate. Tom was very responsive and came to Chicago to meet with us on multiple occasions. The highlight of the wedding was when the band improvised and played an encore song for which my wife sang lead vocals. The crowd was really into the band, and the dance floor was packed all night! - Dan
We hired TVK for my daughter's wedding at The Four Seasons, Chicago and they were amazing! Tom from TVK responds right away to emails and phone calls, and was extremely thorough in explaining pricing, etc. TVK is a first class band that is extremely experienced and plays ALL music genres. They know how to play everything and are extremely talented. All night long, we got compliments from guests on the band. Not only did they play for the reception (9 piece band)but they also took care of all of our ceremony music (strings, trumpet, etc) and our after party (DJ). There are so many things to worry about when planning a wedding but once we signed the contract with TVK, we felt so good because they were committed to making sure the reception ran smoothly. They played our entire requested song list which included contemporary dance songs, classics, R &B, a polka, the Hora, and tons more!! They announced the bride and groom, wedding party, cake cutting, first dance, dad-daughter dance, etc etc and just kept the party interesting and FUN. We had a huge dance floor and it was literally full the entire time. They even let my daughter (the bride) sing two songs with the band which was so much fun. I can't say enough good things about TVK...we searched for a band because we were very, very picky about the sound and professionalism of a band and they met all of our expectations. If you want a band that will go way beyond what you expect and be easy to communicate with, TVK is it! They are worth every single penny that we paid them! Thanks Tom and TVK! - Lora
Excellent price and very responsive! Tom's son DJ's and did a terrific job with the after party. Book TVK if you want to have it all. - Dan
We hired TVK for our smaller more intimate wedding (55 people) and they knocked it out of the park. Not only were they helpful in working with out budget, they were fantastic playing for the ceremony and the reception. They had all 55 guest on the dance floor from 7-midnight.
TVK played all the best songs of old and new hits. We couldn't recommend them enough for any and all occasions. If you are in search of a wedding band, this is THE only band to have. - Kate
TVK Orchestra recently played at our company dinner/celebration and they were fantastic! This is the third year that we've hired TVK for our annual event. Their performance is always enjoyed by all of our guests, those who simply want to listen to a wonderful variety of professionally performed songs and those who choose to dance the night away. TVK always offers us the opportunity to choose the playlist from their huge selection of tunes and will also learn specific requests prior to the event. We are so happy to have found a musical group that we can always count on to provide quality entertainment!
TVK had all 250 guests on the dance floor until the very last minute they played. All ages absolutely raved about the music! - Kathy
Tim and I cannot thank you enough for playing at our wedding in Milwaukee. You guys were absolutely amazing and all or guests could not stop stop raving about you all the next day. Our guests are still talking about you. Tom, you were such a pleasure to work with and totally eased any worries. We loved all the songs that were played and thank you so much for letting us come up on stage to sing Mony Mony! We wish we could do it all over again because it was so much fun! -Johanna and Tim
We just got back from our honeymoon a few days ago and got your lovely note...we are the ones who should be thanking you!! The band was fantastic--everyone has told us it was the highlight of the night. We are so thrilled with how everything turned out, from the ceremony through the end of the night. You were so great to work with, and your band is so talented. We will definitely be recommending you to friends!
Thanks for making our wedding so much fun, and have a great holiday season. - Stacy & Tim
Music was one of the most important parts of of wedding. Amazing venue, great bar that never closes, and the best possible live band. If you are able to afford a live band and want to set the bar high for family and friends future weddings, hire TVK and you will have everyone talking for years to come how great your wedding was. Save on the food, and the venue cost and spend the little extra and hire TVK. We interviewed about 6 groups while we were planning our wedding and choose TVK because of the personal attention Tom and sally gave us. They are great people and the entire band are amazing both personally and professionally. We will definitely book TVK again whenever we need a live band. - David & Shauna
Thank you so much for everything you did and helped us with throughout the planning process. Everything on Saturday was absolutely perfect!! Everyone loved the band and so did we! And the ceremony music was gorgeous!
Thank you thank you thank you!!!! - Lauren & Evan
Just wanted to say thank you to you and your incredible band for an amazing evening!! It was truly spectacular! All of our guests were so impressed and enjoyed themselves! You helped us make our special day that much more fun! Sincerely appreciate it and will recommend you to many in the future! - Courtney
Thank you SO much for being a part of our wedding this past weekend. The music was absolutely amazing from the ceremony all the way through the last DJ set. The dancefloor was packed the entire time and us and our guests had so much fun dancing the night away. We received a ton of compliments on the music and how high energy the band was. Thank you for being an integral part of making our wedding such a memorable night! It was a pleasure working with you and we will not hesitate to recommend TVK to any of our friends in search of a wedding band in the future. - Christina & Doug
We want to thank you for the wonderful job you did at our wedding. We have gotten endless compliments from absolutely everyone. We knew we made the right decision when our 90 year old grandmother loved the music as much as our 30 year old friends. We were so impressed with our first dance song especially, that is something we will never forget! The music during the cocktail hour was perfect for the setting as well.The dance floor was packed all night and that is exactly what we wanted. You were so easy to work with and we hope to work with you again in the future, we cannot thank you enough! - Alex and Kelsey
We just wanted to let you know it was a pleasure to work with you for Taylor and Jake's wedding. The music was great and you played so everyone was on the dance floor all night. We appreciate that you came to Des Moines to share in our special weekend. - Marsha Wiggins
Thank you so very much for the fabulous job you and your band did at our wedding. Everything was just perfect, and we couldn't have been happier. It was wonderful to see the dance floor filled to the brim the entire evening, and it's always a good sign when no one wants the dancing to end. It was a pleasure to work with you and we will definitely recommend you to anyone looking for some great music and great people to work with. Thank you for making our day such a special one. We are truly grateful!! - Sherri & Bob Jordan
Thank you so much for performing at our wedding! The dance floor was packed all night and we got a ton of compliments about you guys. You were amazing and we couldn't have been happier to have you. Thanks again for everything! - Brian and Katie
Thank you again for an incredible performance at Jordan and Deanna's wedding!!! We have received many compliments about your band and how much fun the wedding was, in large part because of the band. The music was outstanding and the song choices - especially American Pie - really allowed our celebration to be memorable.
Moreover, your kind gesture to let Deanna sing and Jordan play the guitar was one of the highlights of the evening. I am sure that is one of the things we will remember most.
Much appreciation from us. I hope our paths cross again in the not too distant future. - Jeff and Gwen
Wow! Oh what a night...You guys were the best band and our 215 guests agree but you already know that because they were all on the dance floor! You were right when you said you read the crowd to see what gets everyone going. Thank you for all you did to make our wedding such a wonderful celebration! You all exceeded our expectations. - Mary and Fred
Your band has been the talk of all of our friends and family. The music was absolutely perfect and our friends cannot stop talking about how great you guys were. I have already received a request for information from a friend who wants to use you for her wedding this summer. THANK YOU! - Anne and Jeff
TVK Orchestra was exceptional! We had our wedding December 2016 at Hotel Baker. The summer of 2015 our sister hired them for her wedding - and we decided to do the same. Our mom performed Cabaret with the orchestra - and it was outstanding. In a world where everything is digitized - your wedding should be an experience of a lifetime - and going with a live orchestra is the way to go. We met with Tom several times - and he also met us at the venue - just to go over logistics - and that was time well spent. If you want a truly amazing experience - hire them. We had a 9 piece orchestra - and then included an additional guitar at the last minute - and they were able to accommodate all of our requests. TVK Orchestra will work with your venue - and create a timeline for you to work with. THANK YOU TVK ORCHESTRA!!! - Carmen
We knew one of the areas we were willing to "splurge" on was hiring a band instead of a DJ. My husband's parents and brother had attended a wedding where TVK Orchestra played and they had glowing recommendations, but we still researched a few other options. In the end, no other band offered the same value and quality as TVK — so we booked them in January for our November wedding. And we are SO GLAD we did! Consummate professionals, high-energy, and so talented. TVK provided a perfect string trio for our ceremony and a supremely amazing 5-piece band and three talented singers for our reception. The dance floor was packed the entire night, and our guests raved about the great variety and energy that a live band brings. Thank you, TVK, for a unforgettable night. - Jaclyn
Tom and the TVK Band are Phenomenal! We found them on Yelp and hired them for our 10-15-16 wedding. We had a string trio for our ceremony and a 9 piece band for our reception at the First United Methodist Church of Chicago and The Palmer House. Each Member was nothing but excellent! We so respect each of the musicians and vocalists talent! The ceremony music was so beautiful and the reception band kept the dance floor PACKED allllll night! Tom and the TVK band are by FAR the best in Chicago!! Thank you so much for everything! - April
I agree with every review written on this site. TVK Orchestra is the one thing you need to complete the most unbelievable wedding reception you will ever have. Where do I start... 1) Professional - Tom took the time to drive to Milwaukee to meet with us IN PERSON for 30minutes, during rush hour! Who does that?! He made it his goal from day 1 to make this event as much about us and as amazing for us as possible. He coordinated with the other vendors to ensure his time line matched theirs. He took the time to get to know every aspect of our wedding. Top notch. 2) Flexible - Throughout the entire wedding reception the band was always receptive to everything that was happening. Whether that was when to announce different events throughout the night, letting our family members play the drums during "Superstition" or sing "Satisfaction," or letting us hand out glow in the dark tambourines during the dance party, they were accommodating at every venture. 3) Musicians - This band sounds amazing. They will not only learn just about any song that you ask them too, but they'll play it like you've never heard it. They learned "That Girl" by Justin Timberlake for our first dance. They played these amazing medleys of songs during our dance party. Bottom line is, they have it all. You will not be disappointed. I can't tell you how many people have told me since the wedding that our wedding was one of the best they have ever been to (including one person who found it more fun than his own... haha). I would highly recommend them, and I would hire them again in a heart beat. - Andrew