Best Cocktail Hour Songs For Weddings 2023

The absolute Best Cocktail Hour Songs For Weddings 2023

Cocktails are flowing, the photography is underway, and guests now have the chance to mingle. The Cocktail Hour is probably the most relaxed part of the day and is the perfect opportunity to chill out, enjoy the moment and listen to some feel-good wedding songs. We’ve created a list of suggestions below for jazz, country & folk and popular music, perfect for the champagne reception.


Popular Drinks Reception Songs

Wouldn’t It Be Nice – The Beach Boys
Viva La Vida – Coldplay
Time Of Your Life – Greenday
Sweet Disposition – Temper Trap
Love Me Like You Do – Ellie Goulding
Our House – Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
I Heard It Through The Grapevine – Marvin Gaye
Feeling Good – Nina Simone
Blackbird – The Beatles
Pencil Full Of Lead – Paulo Nutini

Jazz Drinks Reception Songs

It may just be one day of the year, but like Dinah said, ‘What A Difference A Day Makes’. Give your drinks reception an air of sophistication with some of the most famous jazz wedding songs of all time.

Fly Me To The Moon – Frank Sinatra
Lady Is A Tramp – Ella Fitzgerald
Girl From Ipanema – Antonio Jobim
L.O.V.E – Nat King Cole
Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps – Doris Day
What A Difference A Day Makes – Dinah Washington
Summertime – Billie Holiday
Fever – Peggy Lee
Moondance – Van Morrison
First Time I Ever Saw Your Face – Roberta Flack
Ain’t That A Kick In The Head – Dean Martin
When I Fall In Love – Nat King Cole
Cheek To Cheek – Ella Fitzgerald

Country & Folk Drinks Reception Songs

A summer breeze is flowing and you’ve just grabbed a cold pale ale with your best man – all you need now is some uplifting country and folk! From Mumford & Sons to Emmylou Harris, we’ve got a great selection of the best country & folk wedding songs to get help kickstart your playlist.

Emmylou – First Aid Kit
A Love That Will Never Grow Old – Emmylou Harris
O I Long To Feel Your Arms Around Me – Father John Misty
If Only You Could See Yourself Like I See You – Foy Vance
And I Love Her – Passenger
Flowers In Her Hair – The Lumineers
Millionaire – Chris Stapleton
Die A Happy Man – Thomas Rhett
I Just Wanna Love You – The Shires
Guiding Light – Mumford & Sons

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