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Portland Wedding Entertainers

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Leah Smith Photography
5.0
from 55 reviews
  • 86 hires on Thumbtack
Crystal T.
Verified review

Leah was BEYOND amazing!!! Our wedding was on the 12th of May and she sent the digital pictures the next day. She was fun, energetic and she really got everyone involved. I love how the open air "photo booth" turned out! Thank you so much! I highly recommend using her! All of the props were clean, unlike many that I've seen at other events from vendors. So worth it!

  • 28 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
Catherine L.
Verified review

What a fun feature Alan's performance was for our Mothers Day luncheon! Alan was right on time and set up quickly for his performance. We had a crowd that included several children and he was very good about making sure they were kept entertained and actively involved. The luncheon took place at our church and the show was clean, funny and "remarkable". We would be happy to have Alan come back any time at all- He is delightful and everyone commented about what a great entertainer he is. A wonderful time was had by all.

  • 35 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
Alisha G.
Verified review

I hired Phil on for my wedding in Siesta Key, and he was my favorite part of our wedding. Working with him was easy and turned out to be the least stressful aspect of planning the wedding. Outside of giving him a timeline and music requests ahead of time, we had very limited contact with him the morning of and yet everything went smoothly, so I am sure he took care of details that I didn't even know needed to be taken care of. His live music was beautiful and lively, and the DJing for the reception was exactly what we had asked for. He also went above and beyond and he perfectly blended three songs into one for our first dance. Best of all, he fit into our budget! I would absolutely hire him again! Thanks Phil!

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Ryan Erlandsen Photography
4.9
from 34 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Heather V.
Verified review

My daughter and I hired Ryan and his wife for my daughter's wedding. He responded to my request through Thumbtack immediately and was quick to respond to messages. He was easy to get a hold of every time I had questions. He was on time on the wedding day and him and his wife were both very professional and didn't interfere with the festivities or ceremony at all. We don't have the final product yet but I will update my review when We do.

Star Entertainment
4.8
from 31 reviews
  • 82 hires on Thumbtack
Marie T.
Verified review

I only rented the machine, not a DJ, but it was an excellent experience and I would not hesitate to use Bobby again. Bobby was awesome! I did not have to lift a finger or coordinate. Communication was by email and one telephone conversation. He completed the setup, even stayed for a while to show my friends how to use it, and then packed it up and snuck out! Completely worry-free. Thanks! If I had to do over, I would request song books.

  • 22 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Rebecca B.
Verified review

The first thing I decided on for our wedding, was to book Denmark as our DJ and it was the best decision I made (other than deciding to marry my now husband). I had heard what a great DJ he was through my good friend who also happens to be his wife. Denmark was an amazing DJ for our wedding in Roseburg, OR. He truly went above and beyond for us. Not only was he professional, he was very friendly and personable. We didn't have a wedding planner and really only had a vague idea of when to move things along. He kept things rolling for us, announcing everything at the appropriate times. When it came time for dancing, he even taught us the electric slide (I thought I knew, but I had completely forgotten). He was amazing and I would highly recommend him!

Big Adventure Entertainment
4.8
from 28 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
Sheryl H.
Verified review

Kurt did a wonderful job at my daughter's wedding. The music list was phenomenal. He was asked to play music from the 50's and 60's, and came up with the most beautiful music for that era. He was friendly and professional. I would recommend him for any type of event.

Ethan Rocke Media
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Morgan S.
Verified review

Ethan did a really great job with the Photobooth at our wedding - props were great and all of our guests loved it! Highly recommended!

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All Requests Live, Inc.
4.7
from 24 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 55 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Acacia C.
Verified review

We hired All Requests Live for my wedding a few weeks ago. They were so much fun and they definitely kept the crowd entertained. They were totally flexible when it came to certain sings I decided I needed the day of, or switching the dance orders around. All in all, they were an amazing find and I appreciate all they did for my wedding. Thanks guys!

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Confident Voice Studio
4.8
from 22 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Karen K.
Verified review

Deanna sang at our daughter's wedding, and she brought the magic. Really, it would not have been the same without her. She's gifted, charming, and totally professional. Thank you, Deanna!

  • 23 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
Katharine J.
Verified review

Lovely snow princess who my daughters and party guests were thrilled to meet. She is not the most skilled face painter but, the kids didn't seem to care.

Reimche-Vu Photography
4.4
from 20 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Heather D.
Verified review

Having Reimche-vu Photography at our wedding was a great addition to this special day. They were amazing and very professional. They helped capture the joy of our wedding day! Our guests were very happy with the pictures they received to take home. I Highly recommended there services! 😊 ❤

Shinee Studios
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Vivek G.
Verified review

We hired Shinee Studios to take pictures of our post-wedding celebration. They did a very great job in capturing all the precious moments of the event in a very professional way. Thank you.!!! Vivek & Roshni

Jonathan Sherrill
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Ryan B.
Verified review

Jonathan was simply the best! He played for 2 hours at our party and was incredible. He is an exceptionally talented musician and singer. Everyone at our party was talking about how good he was. He has great communication, showed up early, set up quickly, and was an overall joy to work with. We'll definitely hire him again when we are looking for a live musician.

Apogee Events
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
James And Stephanie J.
Verified review

We recently booked Apogee Events for our wedding and were blown away by the experience! Zach contacted us early and kept in touch throughout the planning process to make sure he could give us the best service possible. We were able to build a detailed timeline for the event, and he readily accommodated our non-traditional wedding venue. They offered great wedding packages and Zach helped us to make sure that the sound and lights were perfect for our special day. We asked Ryanne from Apogee to be our Wedding Coordinator and she did an amazing job! She worked tirelessly from the beginning to the end of our planning process and made sure that everything went smoothly. Ryanne understood and respected our vision while making suggestions that really fit our style. From helping us focus our theme and colors, to making sure we knew what kinds of flowers, decorations, and table arrangements we wanted. Her keen attention to detail and ability to predict our needs meant that we were always on track. She kept in very close contact with us for every step, and was very quick to respond to any questions we had. Before this, I had no idea how much planning and effort goes into making a wedding, but Ryanne made sure that ours went exactly how we wanted it to! For the entire day of the event the Apogee staff kept us on schedule, and we could not have done it without them. Our ceremony went off without a hitch and the music and sound were clear and perfectly timed. Zach helped us make a plan for the reception and coordinated a very special first dance, as well as father-daughter and mother-son dances. The speeches, cake cutting, and garter and bouquet tosses were expertly organized, and a lot fun too. Zach is a hilarious announcer! I’ve been to wedding where everyone leaves after the ceremony, but our guests stayed all night! With an experienced ear, Zach played music that kept the party going for hours! He was easily able to honor even the most obscure requests from his seemingly bottomless library of songs. We went from Lady Gaga to the Beatles to the Time Warp without missing a beat. Apogee made sure that we got the most out of our venue and that we didn’t pay for an empty dance floor. We would absolutely recommend Zach and Apogee Events to anyone planning an event. Throughout the process they were professional, friendly, and helpful, and their prices were the best around. We cannot speak highly enough about Apogee!

  • 8 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
Matt M.
Verified review

Christian did a wonderful job, he was helpful and friendly to all of the wedding guests. Would highly recommend again!

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Hans & The Wanted
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
McKinley D.
Verified review

Our guests absolutely loved the band and so did we! It's been a few weeks since the wedding and we're still hearing about how great they were and how much fun it was to have a band play. 10/10 would highly recommend Hans & The Wanted for your next event.

Significa
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Kaylee C.
Verified review

Collin and I exchanged SO MANY emails leading up to our wedding day. It was important to him to make sure that each detail was nothing less than perfect for us. During our wedding, Collin managed our evening perfectly. He managed the music, activities and everything else (including the time with the magic mirror) to make sure we and our guests had an amazing experience. We can’t thank Collin and Significa enough. ❤️

Brian Hart
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

Brian was absolutely wonderful at our wedding. He perfectly learned the songs we asked him to and was such a joyful presence. We received so many compliments from guests on his beautiful music as well as his professionalism!

Pressure Point Band
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 38 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Janet F.
Verified review

Pressure Point Band was a true highlight for our daughters wedding. So many guests complimented us on hiring a live band for the party. Even the other vendors were impressed and delighted with the music. We would do it again in a heartbeat. Just need another wedding in the family :)

The Magic of Craig Martin
5.0
from 1 review
  • 30 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Chris P.
Verified review

Craig did an amazing job and helped make the day even more special than it was planned to be. Certainly highly recommend allowing him to put smiles on faces and entertain. thank you Craig! Chris Passanante

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What is a mariachi band?

Mariachi bands are rooted in Mexican culture. Traditional mariachi bands consisted of two or more members playing stringed instruments, wearing regional costumes adapted from the charro (Mexican horseman or cowboy). Modern mariachi bands, which are likely what you’re looking for when searching for a mariachi band for hire, feature at least four members who play stringed instruments (violin, vihuela, bass guitar called guitarron) and one or more trumpets. The costumes have remained the same, but now trumpets are synonymous with mariachi music. Mariachi bands for hire often play a wide range of music, including styles originating from Mexico and adopted from elsewhere. These include jarabes, waltzes, serenades, corridos (Mexican ballads), ranchera, cumbia, and more. Mariachi bands for hire bring a festive and soulful element to a party, birthday, wedding, corporate affair, fundraiser or community event. UNESCO has inscribed mariachi music on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

What is a photo booth rental?

A party photo booth is a fun, interactive experience where guests can take a series of photos (usually three or four) that are immediately printed out on a strip as a keepsake. When you rent a party photo booth, the company sets up the booth or photo station at your event; a photographer staffs the booth and coaches guests on how to use it throughout the event. Often the photo booth rental company provides props like silly hats, wigs and glasses. There are different types of party photo booth rentals. An open-air booth has a curtain or backdrop that allows more freedom of movement and enables more people to use it at one time. The traditional enclosed photo booths that you may have seen at the mall or the fair tend to cost more to rent, as they are harder to transport and also cost more for the pros to purchase. The national average cost for party photo booth rentals is $400-$500.

How many mariachis can a band have?

A mariachi band for hire can have as many players as you like. Modern mariachi bands typically have a minimum of four players with the trumpet playing a vital musical role along with stringed instruments such as the violin, guitarrón (a Mexican bass guitar with a deep body), vihuela (a Spanish stringed guitar) and guitar. Strong vocals are also an important component of mariachi bands for hire, since one or more of the players will be singing during the performance. For a truly spectacular show, you can hire a mariachi band with 15 or more players. The medley of stringed instruments, multiple trumpets, soaring vocals, and even an accordion or harp is powerful and beautiful. Mariachis typically wear the traditional costume of charros — Mexican horsemen. The look is a very regal, monotone suit, often in black or white, with silver adornments and embroidery. Mariachi bands often wear sombreros as well. Traditional mariachi bands were only made up of two or more players, according to a UNESCO report celebrating the cultural heritage of the musical style. The style of music originated in the state of Jalisco. Now the style of music is symbolic of Mexico but is celebrated all over the world, and adds a fabulous vibrancy to any group’s events, parties and weddings.

How much does a mariachi band cost?

A mariachi band will bring your party or event alive with their fabulous costumes, beautiful playing and strong vocals. The cost of a mariachi band for hire will depend on how many players are in the group. Each musician in a performance group needs to be paid, so pricing is usually based on the number of mariachis (musicians), the location of the event (and travel time required), and the length of the performance. Day of the week also affects cost, as does day — Christmas, New Year’s Eve and other major holidays will cost more than regular days. The national average cost for live bands of all types ranges between $740 and $1,200. Depending on where you live and regional rates for performers, you might expect to pay between $65 and $120 per hour, per player. Mariachi groups may have 12-15 players available for performance at one time, depending on your budget. Here are some examples of how the number of players affects average cost:

  • Four mariachis: $300 per hour for weeknights, $400 per hour for weekends.
  • Five mariachis: $350 per hour for weeknights, $400-$450 per hour for weekends. Weekends may have a minimum number of hours.
  • Six mariachis: $400 per hour for weeknights, $450-$500 per hour for weekends.

How much is it to rent a photo booth for a party?

Renting a party photo booth for your next event will get your guests engaged and provide a take-home favor for attendees. The cost to rent a party photo booth will vary depending on the type of booth, the day and time of year, the length of the rental, and any add-ons you select. The national average cost for party photo booth rentals is $400-$500. Here are some examples of average party photo booth rental costs:

  • Weekday packages: $300-$550, depending on features included and length of rental. A three-hour weekday package for $500 could include guest book, personalized photo strips and DVD of all the photos.
  • Weekend packages: $450-$700, depending on features included and length of rental.
  • Additional hours: $100-$150 per extra hour.
  • Add-on features:
    • Photo guest album services: $75.
    • Personalized photo strips: $30-$50.
    • Custom photo backdrops or vinyl skin branding of the booth: $150-$300.
    • Live social media connectivity (ability to share photos to social media accounts): $100-$250.

Actual Requests

See other requests for wedding entertainers in Portland

Need Photo Booth Renter

Portland, OR

  • Event type
    Fundraiser
  • Indoor or outdoor event
    Indoors
  • Type of booth
    Camera with backdrop
  • Type of pictures
    Both print and digital
  • Props needed?
    I'm not sure yet
  • Number of people
    50-100
  • Age of guests
    6-11, 12-17, 18 and older
  • Details
    Family event and concert
  • $311.2
    Average price

Need Photo Booth Rental Services

Portland, OR

  • Event type
    Special event / Party
  • Indoor or outdoor event
    Indoors
  • Type of booth
    I'm not sure yet
  • Props needed?
    Yes
  • Number of people
    100-150
  • Age of guests
    6-11, 12-17, 18 and older
  • Details
    Bat mitzvah party
  • $647.1
    Average price

Need a Photo Booth Renter

Portland, OR

  • Event type
    Wedding
  • Indoor or outdoor event
    Indoors
  • Type of booth
    Camera with backdrop
  • Type of pictures
    Digital only, Both print and digital
  • Props needed?
    Yes
  • Number of people
    150-200
  • Age of guests
    Younger than 6, 6-11, 18 and older
  • Details
    The wedding is a Muslim ceremony that lasts until 1-2AM. I would like the photo booth to be there around 9 or 10pm.
  • $333708.33
    Average price
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