Weddings & Functions
With a million and one things to organise for your upcoming wedding or function you need to rely on a band that are professional, easy to deal with and most importantly highly entertaining.
Arkadia are an experienced five piece band who approach all weddings and functions with the highest level of dedication. We are committed to a top class visual and sound quality, especially mindful of creating that special atmosphere for your wedding day and providing that extra level of class and professionalism for your function.
Band members have been recruited from top well established acts to specifically serve the wedding and corporate market. With the diverse age group at a wedding or function we understand that a broad musical repertoire is required to cater for everybody's taste and all will find the performance highly entertaining.
The set-up and sound-checks are conducted prior to your guests' arrival, this ensures a smooth transition on the night with no disruptions.
The first dance at each wedding is a special and cherished moment with the song having a personal significance for the couple. With some notice we will be delighted to perform your chosen song, making that special moment all the more memorable.
Wedding Of Una & Gary O'Herlihy
18th November 2011 at The Brehon Hotel, Killarney, Co Kerry
Arkadia were outstanding to say the least! You couldn't fit a small child anywhere on the dance floor from the moment they started belting out the music to the time when everyone shouted for "one more".
The interaction were our guests was fantastic, they even managed to get the "we never dance" relations in the corner to rock their socks off!. We also had our friend Lisa do her Tina Turner impression............... hilarious! The lead singer blew us away with our first dance song from Adele- someone commented that they thought it was a CD.
Both of us and all of our guests were blown away by the performance. A lot of people had texted and emailed us the following day to say how great the day was and that they had never heard or seen a Wedding Band like them before.
Thanks to you, Mick and the other band members for being soo professional to deal with. We will never forget the contribution Arkadia made in making our special day truly memorable.
Wedding Of Sarah & Denis O'Regan
23rd September 2011 at the Dunloe Castle Hotel, Killarney, Co. Kerry
Mike and the lads for playing at our wedding in Innishannon. We have been inundated with compliments about you guys since. The dance floor was never empty and because we also booked Terry to DJ after, the music didn't stop from when you guys started until late into the night.
I can't speak highly enough of how great you were not only on the night but when ever we spoke on the phone. I think one of my lasting memories is my mothering playing air guitar and moshing when the lead guitarist was playing among the crowd :D
THANKS AGAIN FOR A GREAT TIME!
We look forward to seeing you guys again the next time your playing in the Brogan Inn in Bandon.
Wedding of Padraig & Silke Duggan
5th August 2011 at the Innishannon House Hotel, Co. Cork
Hello Terry, Mike & the whole band. Just a quick msg to say thanks a mill for playing at our wedding. I can safely say without a doubt that ye were the most amazing & lively band I have heard. Thanks a mill for everything and my feet were killing me from all the dancing I did. Thanks again and let me know when ye playing in kerry and I'll be there.
Wedding of Nuala & Brian
16th July 2011 at the Killarney Oaks Hotel, Co. Kerry
Just a quick note to say thanks a million for your lively entertainment at our wedding. We really enjoyed the show and had nothing but good comments from all our guests, especially about your lively vocalist who was great craic too. Thanks to Mick for being so accommodating with songs and in dealing with him in the build up to the wedding. The entertainment was the important part for us so we’re delighted it was enjoyed by everyone. Best wishes in the future.
Wedding of Amanda and Darren
July 2011 at the Bridge House Hotel, Tullamore, Co. Offaly
Thanks for putting on a great show at our wedding reception 28/08/2010 Radisson Little Island Cork. Would definately recommend ye & would love to see a show of yers again some time
28th August 2010 at the Radisson Little Island Hotel, Cork
Happy New Year. I just wanted to say thank you for playing at our wedding in Fernhill and making it a great night. The music was fab, the floor was always full and everyone commented on how good you were.
Teresa and Patrick
29th December 2010 at the Fernhill House Hotel, Clonakilty, Co. Cork
Thank you so much for playing at our wedding 23/10/10 in the Clonmel Park Hotel. The band were just fantastic ye made the night . The interaction with us & the guests was unbelievable & Karen did such a beautiful rendition of our first dance song. Can't thank ye enough for everything your energy & performance on the night is second to none.
Mike & crew ye were so helpful when our DJ broke down thanks a mill for everything!!
Colm & Sinead Ryan
23rd October 2010 at the Clonmel Park Hotel, Co. Tipperary
Hi guys just want to say a million thanks from Mike and Joanne Walsh for been amazing at our wedding last year August 6th in Silversprings. People keep talking about ye and our first dance greatest day. Will see ye soon in Blackrock Inn to buy ye a drink. Thanks again, Mike and Joanne.
Mike & Joanne Walsh
6th August 2010 at the Silversprings Hotel, Cork
To all in Arkadia, we just wanted to thank you all sincerely for such a wonderful evening. You were absolutely brilliant. You had the place rocking and the dance floor was full at all times. So many of our guests were raving about how good the band were. We cannot recommend you highly enough. You were such a pleasure to deal with and were so professional.
Again thanks so much to Arkadia helping make it the best day of our lives.
Paul and Siobhan
31st July 2010 at Dunloe Castle
I would highly recommend Arkadia for any wedding. They gave a terrific performance and thoroughly entertained everyone with their energy on stage and fantastic song choices. Karen has both charisma and a great voice! We had relatives on the dance floor that would normally never dare put on their dancing shoes! Thanks to Arkadia for helping to make our big day a truly special one.
Sophy and Ben
15th May 2010 at the Maryborough Hotel, Cork
Arkadia just played for our wedding on 18th of June 2010 at Maryborough Hotel, Douglas.
From booking stage to actual performance the band were absolutely outstanding. Thank you to Mike for his help and his kindness. He even interacted with the audience forming a circle on the dance floor to welcome us as a married couple onto the floor for our first dance. I have never seen this at a wedding before and it was quite touching for everyone to share this moment with us.
Karen is a fantastic singer and put on a show for us. Niall guitar playing was unreal actually jumping off the stage so the bride could have a go playing the guitar. Quite a funny moment. By booking Arkadia you will get a professional entertainment group not just a band. The stage set up as well is top class. I wish Arkadia all the best and thank them sincerely for a fantastic night.
Mr & Mrs Andrew & Karen O Callaghan, Rathcormac
I just want to thank you all for such a great night!
Wedding of Siobhan and Brian on 24th April 2010 in The Carrigaline Court Hotel, Co. Cork
Just to say thank you from Blackrock Hurling club minor committee for a great night on 6th of march 2010 in Rochestown Park Hotel. Due to a very energetic performance from Arkadia a great night was had by all (parents, grandparents, supporters and especially the lads themselves). Even though there was a major lacking of females at the function this did not hamper the celebrations in any way because the band got the lads out dancing from the word go.
So once again a big thanks to all for a very successful night,
Function for Blackrock Hurling Club
6th March 2010 at the Rotchestown Park Hotel, Cork
Just a sort note to thank you and the band for your performance on Saturday night. (30th May 2009)
Myself and Eavan were very concerned when the food and then the speeches dragged on so long, people had a look of bed written all over them but the fact that you had the dance floor full from start to finish is testament to your performance. You had the perfect mix of songs and were the perfect band for the perfect location. On a serious note I hold you entirely responsible for Eavan's air guitar performance on the floor and I will be forwarding you her dry cleaning bill. Bet you aint seen that happen too often.
From our first conversation 5 months back to when you left on Saturday night you have been a pleasure to deal with. We wish you the best in all your future endeavours and if either of us gets married again the date will revolve around your availability.
Mark and Eavan.
To all in Arkadia,
Just a quick note to say thank you so much for being a huge part of our special day in the Skellig hotel Dingle in July 2008. We thought you were by far the best wedding band we have ever seen.
The crowd ranged from young to old and you catered for everyone there. The dance floor was full from start to finish. So many people raved after the wedding about how good the band were and we have already passed on your name a few times. People who were not at the wedding even heard about how good you were and approached us on it.
Also, on a personal note, you were all so friendly and easy to deal with- just what you need on such a stressful day! We cannot recommend you highly enough.
Thank you again and hope to see you soon,
Marianne and Trevor.
Thank you so much for all you did to mark our 30th Anniversary Celebrations of Millstreet Horse Show. Noel C and Mrs Duggan were delighted with the whole night from start to finish and you truly did an amazing job.
It was a magnificent sight to stand on the balcony overlooking the arena and watch everyone having such a great time. The music appealed to everyone from the very young to the very old and I was thrilled to see kids of only 5 or 6 years of age dancing with their Grandparents as that was our main aim of the night. Your band enhanced our celebrations from beginning to end and for that we most sincerely thank you. We hope you will be back with us again in the near future.
Louise Bourke - Green Glens
Arkadia were brilliant on the night. Even though there was only a very small dancefloor, they got the whole crowd going - including people that don't normally dance! The lead singer was fantastic and had a great rapport with the audience.
Lots of our friends said to us afterwards that they were the best wedding band they'd seen - and I agree, we couldn't have picked a better band. They were one of the highlights of the whole day.
Dr. Linda Drummond
Germ-Free Unit Co-Ordinator
Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre
University College Cork