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April 25, 2022

Wedding Wire Couples’ Choice Awards

We would like to express our appreciation for our amazing couples, clients, and fellow vendors from WeddingWire. We LOVE being a part of some incredible events and creating amazing memories. Our couples enthusiasm makes us feel incredibly lucky to be doing what we do! Their reviews have allowed us to be recognized by WeddingWire’s Couples’ Choice Awards year after year. According to WeddingWire, the Couples’ Choice Awards “recognize local wedding professionals who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness, and professionalism.” And now we’re blushing! We’ve shared a few of our favorite reviews below.

The Bluewater Kings Band was everything and more! I had a five piece band for my wedding reception at The Wilds Venue in Bloomington and they were the liveliest, most entertaining bands I’ve ever experienced at a wedding! They were an absolute must have and kept the party going all night. We had them play our ceremony music as well. They played the best songs and absolutely know how to get everyone on the floor. I would recommend them to anyone and everyone!


I hired the Chicago Bluewater Kings Band for my daughter’s November 27, 2021 Wedding at the American Club in Kohler, Wisconsin. They also provided a string trio for ceremony music. It was definitely one of the best decisions that I could have made! We worked with two producers to help us through the planning and both of them were fantastic in guiding us through the process.

When the “big day” finally arrived, I will admit to you that I was a bit nervous as the musicians were traveling a couple of hours (or more) to get to our venue. No problem! Everyone arrived at the exact time promised and the set-up went off without a hitch. The string trio provided a wonderful “backdrop” as our guests were seated and throughout the ceremony. When the doors opened for our reception, they did a great job DJ-ing soft background music as guests found there seats. I actually had several guests tell me they liked the band even before they took the stage based off of that! Our emcee knocked it out of the park for the evening. When the dinner formalities were complete and it was time for the the party, they literally blew the roof off of the American Club!

I had read many reviews prior to hiring them and I was confident that they would be great. They weren’t great, they were out of this world! Once they got going, it felt more like a concert than a reception. To kick off the night, they let me jump on stage with my trumpet and join the horns for the first two songs – it was so much fun for me! The smile on my daughter’s face was from ear to ear! They rocked out three sets of music with breaks that were surprisingly short. As other reviews state, they are the ones that ultimately pick the playlist. DO NOT WORRY ABOUT THIS! They played most of the songs that we thought that we wanted to hear and were absolutely fantastic.

Let me tell you, though, a couple of the “surprise songs” were highlights of the night. Their rendition of Proud Mary brought the house down! I had many un-married nieces and nephews in attendance who have already told their parents that they want the Bluewater Kings Band whenever their big day comes and I cannot wait for those parties because I could watch these musicians perform every night! They are that good! I would give them 100 stars if it were an option. If it is in your budget, look no further. These guys are pros! Hire them and let them do what they do. You will not be disappointed.

David J.

We hired Bluewater Kings Band for our October Wedding in Hayward, WI and from start to finish, they were exceptional! From our very first meeting, we knew we made the right choice. We worked with our prodcuer on all the details. He was professional and engaging, and provided all the information we needed to make our day a success. We had a 5-piece band and they were So Much FUN! They hit all our marks, kept the dance floor busy all night long and were a breeze to work with. Our lead female singer had pipes (her version of Rolling On The River by Tina Turner was brilliant!). No matter your event, if you hire this band, you will NOT be disappointed!!

Holly N.

Holy smokes! We had several friends use Bluewater Kings Band for their weddings and raved about them but having them at our wedding was next level! We received SO many compliments. We worked with our producer through the entire planning process and she was incredibly professional and knowledgeable and got us all the answers we needed to coordinate our wedding. We hired a jazz trio for cocktail hour and a 7 piece band for our reception. The Bluewater Kings MC made everything run seamlessly while working with our venue coordinator (we did not have a day of coordinator). They played all of our favorite songs and had a great playlist set up during their breaks. I couldn’t image our wedding without them! I even gave all the band members a hug at the end (plus a tip) :). I highly recommend Bluewater Kings Band to anyone who wants to have incredible musicians play during their wedding!

Shelby B.

Blue Water Kings did a fantastic job on the day of our wedding. It was nice how versatile they can be. They played jazz music for my cocktail hour and were able to switch between DJing music and playing live music. Our MC was terrific and kept the whole night running smoothly. I do not think one family member or friend left the dance floor. Thank you guys so much!

Angela T.