Atmosphere Productions: What Is Appropriate Cocktail Hour Music?


The Cocktail Hour is normally the time after the wedding ceremony when the Bride and Groom are having photographs taken and the guests are able to relax and refresh with adult beverages and perhaps snacks.

Instrumental jazz music generally works well, but the possible musical combinations are endless.  As a Connecticut Wedding DJ service, Atmosphere Productions have always requested suggestions from our Brides and Grooms.  Sometime it's a personal choice and still other times our clients have no preference and leave it up to us to make the selections.

We keep in mind that your cocktail hour music should be in the background and should not overpower conversation. This is the time for your guests to mingle and get in the mood for the evening ahead.

Recently, our Brides and Grooms have been selecting love songs from what would be considered Standard Love Songs, Frank Sinatra, Johnny Mathis, Louis Armstrong with a contemporary touch with artists like Michael Buble, Jamie Cullum and Harry Connick, Jr.

We've put together a selection of some of these songs, old and new, that are easy on the ear during the Cocktail Hour. These selections create a wonderful nostalgic mood for some of the older guests, and a new twist for the younger guests.... no soppy love songs or lazy Kenny G selections here:

Wedding Cocktail Hour Playlist

  1. Fly Me to the Moon - Frank Sinatra
  2. Ain't That a Kick in the Head - Dean Martin
  3. Be-Bop, the Beguine - Sammy Davis, Jr.
  4. Little Girl - Vic Damone
  5. Papa Loves Mambo - Perry Como
  6. Puppy Love - Paul Anka
  7. L-O-V-E - Nat King Cole
  8. Mack the Knife - Louis Armstrong
  9. More - Bobby Darin
  10. Beyond the Sea - Kevin Spacey
  11. As Time Goes By - Jimmy Durante
  12. Chances Are - Johnny Mathis
  13. The Very Thought of You - Rod Stewart
  14. The Impossible Dream - Jerry Vale
  15. After the Lovin' - Englebert Humperdinck
  16. The Best is Yet to Come - Tony Bennett
  17. It Had to Be You - Harry Connick, Jr.
  18. The Way You Look Tonight - Michael Buble
  19. The Summer Wind - Frank Sinatra
  20. You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You - Dean Martin
  21. I Only Have Eyes for You - Jamie Cullum
- See more at: http://ambientdj.com/ambience-a-nj-dj-blog/240-crooner-wedding-cocktail-hour-playlist.html#sthash.di50991c.dpuf
If Jazz is not really your thing and you want your cocktail hour music to be a little more personal and a little more varied, including songs from many genres, consider some of the following song suggestions - See more at: http://www.wedding-music-help.com/cocktailhourmusic.html#sthash.Qnjh9pJw.dpuf
If Jazz is not really your thing and you want your cocktail hour music to be a little more personal and a little more varied, including songs from many genres, consider some of the following song suggestions - See more at: http://www.wedding-music-help.com/cocktailhourmusic.html#sthash.Qnjh9pJw.dpuf
Fly Me to the Moon - Frank Sinatra
Ain't That a Kick in the Head - Dean Martin
Let There Be Love - Nat King Cole
Give Me The Simple Life -Steve Tyrell
The Mystery Of You - Spencer Day
Catch A Falling Star - Perry Como
Times Of Your Life - Paul Anka
L-O-V-E - Nat King Cole
Mack the Knife - Louis Armstrong
More - Bobby Darin
Beyond the Sea - Kevin Spacey
As Time Goes By - Jimmy Durante
Chances Are - Johnny Mathis
The Very Thought of You - Rod Stewart
I'm A Traveler - Brian Evans 
The Impossible Dream - Jerry Vale
After the Lovin' - Englebert Humperdinck
The Best is Yet to Come - Tony Bennett
It Had to Be You - Harry Connick, Jr.
The Way You Look Tonight - Michael Buble
The Summer Wind - Frank Sinatra
You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You - Dean Martin
All At Sea - Jamie Cullum
Unforgettable - George Benson

- See more at our website: http://www.atmosphere-productions.com/tophits.html

Atmosphere Productions LLC is a CT Wedding DJ, providing professional mobile entertainment service, Music, Reception Entertainment Directors, MC and DJ's primarily for Weddings in the Greater Hartford area but throughout Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island and in the New England area.

Specializing in wedding disc jockey entertainment, radio and club dj's, corporate and business events, photo booth rentals, ceremony musicians, strolling violinist, guitarist, cocktail and chamber musicians, custom lighting, custom song editing and voice-over services.

For further information visit our website at www.atmosphere-productions.com
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  • Fly Me to the Moon - Frank Sinatra
  • Ain't That a Kick in the Head - Dean Martin
  • Be-Bop, the Beguine - Sammy Davis, Jr.
  • Little Girl - Vic Damone
  • Papa Loves Mambo - Perry Como
  • Puppy Love - Paul Anka
  • L-O-V-E - Nat King Cole
  • Mack the Knife - Louis Armstrong
  • More - Bobby Darin
  • Beyond the Sea - Kevin Spacey
  • As Time Goes By - Jimmy Durante
  • Chances Are - Johnny Mathis
  • The Very Thought of You - Rod Stewart
  • The Impossible Dream - Jerry Vale
  • After the Lovin' - Englebert Humperdinck
  • The Best is Yet to Come - Tony Bennett
  • It Had to Be You - Harry Connick, Jr.
  • The Way You Look Tonight - Michael Buble
  • The Summer Wind - Frank Sinatra
  • You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You - Dean Martin
  • I Only Have Eyes for You - Jamie Cullum
  • - See more at: http://ambientdj.com/ambience-a-nj-dj-blog/240-crooner-wedding-cocktail-hour-playlist.html#sthash.di50991c.dpuf













  • Fly Me to the Moon - Frank Sinatra
  • Ain't That a Kick in the Head - Dean Martin
  • Be-Bop, the Beguine - Sammy Davis, Jr.
  • Little Girl - Vic Damone
  • Papa Loves Mambo - Perry Como
  • Puppy Love - Paul Anka
  • L-O-V-E - Nat King Cole
  • Mack the Knife - Louis Armstrong
  • More - Bobby Darin
  • Beyond the Sea - Kevin Spacey
  • As Time Goes By - Jimmy Durante
  • Chances Are - Johnny Mathis
  • The Very Thought of You - Rod Stewart
  • The Impossible Dream - Jerry Vale
  • After the Lovin' - Englebert Humperdinck
  • The Best is Yet to Come - Tony Bennett
  • It Had to Be You - Harry Connick, Jr.
  • The Way You Look Tonight - Michael Buble
  • The Summer Wind - Frank Sinatra
  • You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You - Dean Martin
  • I Only Have Eyes for You - Jamie Cullum
  • - See more at: http://ambientdj.com/ambience-a-nj-dj-blog/240-crooner-wedding-cocktail-hour-playlist.html#sthash.di50991c.dpuf

    Wedding Cocktail Hour Playlist

    1. Fly Me to the Moon - Frank Sinatra
    2. Ain't That a Kick in the Head - Dean Martin
    3. Be-Bop, the Beguine - Sammy Davis, Jr.
    4. Little Girl - Vic Damone
    5. Papa Loves Mambo - Perry Como
    6. Puppy Love - Paul Anka
    7. L-O-V-E - Nat King Cole
    8. Mack the Knife - Louis Armstrong
    9. More - Bobby Darin
    10. Beyond the Sea - Kevin Spacey
    11. As Time Goes By - Jimmy Durante
    12. Chances Are - Johnny Mathis
    13. The Very Thought of You - Rod Stewart
    14. The Impossible Dream - Jerry Vale
    15. After the Lovin' - Englebert Humperdinck
    16. The Best is Yet to Come - Tony Bennett
    17. It Had to Be You - Harry Connick, Jr.
    18. The Way You Look Tonight - Michael Buble
    19. The Summer Wind - Frank Sinatra
    20. You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You - Dean Martin
    21. I Only Have Eyes for You - Jamie Cullum
    - See more at: http://ambientdj.com/ambience-a-nj-dj-blog/240-crooner-wedding-cocktail-hour-playlist.html#sthash.di50991c.dpuf

    Wedding Cocktail Hour Playlist

    1. Fly Me to the Moon - Frank Sinatra
    2. Ain't That a Kick in the Head - Dean Martin
    3. Be-Bop, the Beguine - Sammy Davis, Jr.
    4. Little Girl - Vic Damone
    5. Papa Loves Mambo - Perry Como
    6. Puppy Love - Paul Anka
    7. L-O-V-E - Nat King Cole
    8. Mack the Knife - Louis Armstrong
    9. More - Bobby Darin
    10. Beyond the Sea - Kevin Spacey
    11. As Time Goes By - Jimmy Durante
    12. Chances Are - Johnny Mathis
    13. The Very Thought of You - Rod Stewart
    14. The Impossible Dream - Jerry Vale
    15. After the Lovin' - Englebert Humperdinck
    16. The Best is Yet to Come - Tony Bennett
    17. It Had to Be You - Harry Connick, Jr.
    18. The Way You Look Tonight - Michael Buble
    19. The Summer Wind - Frank Sinatra
    20. You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You - Dean Martin
    21. I Only Have Eyes for You - Jamie Cullum
    - See more at: http://ambientdj.com/ambience-a-nj-dj-blog/240-crooner-wedding-cocktail-hour-playlist.html#sthash.di50991c.dpuf

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