Jazz Up Your Drinks Reception At Balbirnie House

If you are looking for something slightly different with a sophisticated edge then the Ritz Trio jazz band could be just what you are looking for. Lively continental style jazz, classic jazz swing and even the odd more popular tune, will help to create a fun, foot tapping atmosphere. And don’t worry about it being too loud, the Ritz Trio specialise in providing background music all played at a level to enable your guests to enjoy each others company without being too loud. The Trio have been providing first class wedding entertainment at Balbirnie House for a number of years for during the drinks ceremony or the drinks reception. As the Trio don’t have lots of equipment they are able to easily move from the Orangery or Long Room to the Gardens weather permitting, providing perfect music to keep the conversation flowing – guaranteed!The Ritz Trio play an extensive list of familiar Jazz standards such as Fly Me To The Moon, Have You Met Miss Jones, LOVE (Nat King Cole), Lets’s Fall In Love, I’m In The Mood For Love as well as a number of well-known Latin tunes such as Sway, Besame Mucho and The Girl From Ipanema. The repertoire also includes a few more well known popular renditions including Music To Watch Girls Go By and Can’t Take My Eyes Off You.

Music for Your Wedding Ceremony at Balbirnie House

As the Ritz Trio are able to easily move locations why not consider using the Trio to play for your ceremony and then for the drinks reception? The band has serenaded many brides down the aisle in the orangery or Long Room and the group’s guitarist is able to play appropriate solo pieces to add variety and change the mood during the signing of the register. If you are wanting a more traditional element to the ceremony, the Trio often use the services of a violinist or a flautist to play alongside the guitarist performing many of the often requested ceremony pieces such as Pachelbel Canon in D and Highland Cathedral.Other tunes we are often asked to play include Tonight, Tonight (From Westside Story), It Had To Be You, Air On G String, Here There And Everywhere (Beatles),What A Wonderful World, Moon River and Fly Me To The Moon. We can also make suggestions for a few more contemporary pieces using the violin with the Ritz Trio throughout your ceremony and of course we are always happy to hear your own music ceremony requests!Once the ceremony is over the Trio can quickly and with no fuss move through to “jazz up” the drinks reception celebration!

Ritz Trio Jazz Band performing in the garden at Balbirnie House

Ritz Trio Jazz Band performing in the garden at Balbirnie House

Ritz Trio at Balbirnie House Fife

And a few more popular numbers…

Solo guitarist performs at Balbirnie House Hotel

A wedding guest joins the Trio for a song at Balbirnie House Hotel

A wedding guest joins the Trio for a song at Balbirnie House Hotel

Here are  a few sample set list of tunes the Ritz Trio play,

Wedding Set List

Ritz Trio General Set List

Other Music Options

You may wish to add a singer to the Ritz Trio line up. We often work along a number of professional performers. So please contact to discuss your specific needs and to establish the atmosphere you are trying to achieve on your big day.


  • Ritz Trio
  • Ritz Trio plus Violin (for ceremony)
  • Solo Guitar
  • Ritz Band 5/6 piece
  • Ritz Trio With Vocals

Find out today how the Ritz Trio can make your wedding at Balbirnie House truly memorable!


Ritz Booking Enquiry

You can also find out more about Balbirnie House and the Ritz Trio by contacting the venue

Balbirnie House Site