Let Tea Cup Gin help you transform your wedding, special occasion, or gala event into an unforgettable experience.   We play dozens of special events every year at all types of venues large and small.  From intimate catered rehearsal dinners to large 1000 person corporate galas, we have you covered, and can create the exact right musical ambiance to fit the mood.  In addition to the many weddings we play each year, some of our recent corporate and special events have included:  Raleigh First Night big event at NC Museum of Natural History; EqualityNC Annual Gala Events; Various Chamber of Commerce Gala Events; Large “Casino Night” Fundraiser Benefits; Special Retirement Community Concerts; Food Festival Events; House Concerts; and many more.   There are no events too large or too small for us, as we can customize our setup to any occasion.  

The Unique Tea Cup Gin Approach to Weddings

Perhaps you are planning a wedding?  First, CONGRATULATIONS!   There is truly nothing we love more in our musical experience than to work with couples to customize your wedding and reception music to your own personal tastes and ideas, so that you can put your unique stamp on creating an event that you and your guests will always remember with excitement, love, and nostalgia.   Music is a transformational part of such a special day.  Science has proven that music resides in a part of our brains that we will remember clearly, even when other parts of our memories eventually begin to fade, or when health issues impact our cognition.  So let Tea Cup Gin help you make the soundtrack of your wedding day truly unforgettable! 
We play many weddings every year, but each one is different because we work so closely with each and every couple to personalize musical details.  Here are some of the unique ways that Tea Cup Gin approaches helping you to create the perfect musical soundtrack for your wedding:
  • With stellar musicianship, we can play ALL phases of weddings, whether rehearsal dinners, the actual ceremony, and / or reception.
    • We can play wonderful classical music, religious selections, soft instrumentals and/or special requests for your ceremony.
    • We can customize reception set lists to different phases, for example jazz standards or soft pop and originals for the dinner hour, then moving to upbeat rock/pop numbers for after-dinner dancing into the night.
  • We will work closely with your wedding coordinator or family members to make sure the timings of music throughout the event go smoothly and keep the perfect mood. 
  • We can help to coordinate and emcee the event, to assist with making announcements, and organizing toasts by passing around the cordless mics. 
  • We play all styles and genres of music (jazz, rock, R&B, soul, pop, indie, blues, etc), and can learn any specific special songs you’d like to request that are not already on our lengthy song list (provided you give sufficient advance notice). We will work closely with you to develop the perfect set lists for your big day! 
  • For additional fees, we offer a very unique and special CUSTOM SONGWRITING service.  We will actually write a beautiful original song that you can give as a surprise engagement, wedding or anniversary gift for your beloved:❤️
    • We will introduce and perform this special song for you in person on your wedding day, or another time and place of your choosing.   
    • For clients choosing the above custom songwriting service, we can offer the option of creating a special high quality studio recording delivered on a nicely packaged CD (and in .mp3 download link).
    • We will also create a beautiful parchment style printed copy of the lyrics, including any words of introduction or dedication you wish to include in the package.
    • Note that the above custom songwriting option requires a minimum 60 day advance notice, and we will need an opportunity to brainstorm ideas with you for personalizing the theme and lyrics to reflect uniquely beautiful aspects of your relationship. 

Pricing / Budget for Weddings and Events

We are flexible and will work around your wedding or special event budget without breaking the bank. Our pricing varies depending on several variables including: 1) number of musical performers we bring (we can provide a duet all the way up to a 6+ piece full band); 2) length of time for our role in the event;  3) whether we bring and set up or own pro-level sound/PA system with sound engineer (unless you or your venue can provide the full PA and engineer); 4) distance of travel; 5) whether overnight accommodations will be needed; 6) whether you have special requests or additional needs (e.g., the custom songwriting option mentioned above). 
Please CONTACT US with your event details to get feedback and a pricing quote from us, we are super happy to customize our musical role with you! 

Wedding/Events Gallery 

A thank you note we received from an amazing couple, this put such huge smiles on all of our faces…

“When we went with our gut to send you a random email, asking if Tea Cup Gin did weddings, we had no idea on what a magical role you would ultimately play in making our day truly special. From playing “La vie en Rose” for the processional to performing “A Change is Gonna Come” for our Ceremony. And then there was the “Glory of Love” for the recessional. Our wedding was an American Classic in the making. You were there to support us from moment one, ultimately helping us create the musical score of our wedding day. 

There was a moment during our dinner where we looked at each other and truly soaked in the music of Tea Cup Gin. It was American standards at their best. They were classic and romantic. A moment we will remember forever with a grin on our faces. And when I had the crazy idea to attempt to surprise my fiancee with singing “our song”, “Sunday Kind of Love”, at our reception, you were encouraging, supportive and the ultimate cheerleader. And regardless of my rendition or performance, my bride says that her favorite moment of our day was that singular moment. Thank you! And thank you for the part you played in the joy of creating one perfect day for two.

** Above video excerpt from the very special wedding of two amazing people (music by Tea Cup Gin)

** Video footage courtesy of the wonderful wedding couple and Blaire Johnson/Green Hope Productions, highly recommended for all videography needs (https://www.blairejohnson.com/)