The Cocktail Hour Music Playlists Wedding Guests Will Love

To help you figure out the best cocktail hour music for your big day, check out these cocktail hour playlists of our favorites.

The cocktail hour is when you finally get to sip, munch, and mingle before the reception starts. It’s important to set the mood for the fun evening ahead, but also keep the cocktail hour music mellow (and played at a low volume!) so it doesn’t overshadow the conversation. This is a great time to play some of your favorites as a couple to add your own vibe into the mix. But don’t forget about your guests, make sure to include classic favorites, jazz tunes, or songs that, while beautiful, aren’t particularly easy to dance to. So take your time putting together your wedding cocktail hour playlists, and remember, the dance floor bangers will come latter!

Quick Tip/ When planning your wedding cocktail hour playlists, keep in mind most cocktail hours typically last anywhere from 60-80 minutes, so no more than 18-22 songs can be played.

Spotify Playlist: Wedding Cocktail Hour

Wedding Cocktail Hour playlists, a little something for everyone.

Let’s narrow it down a bit, if you’re looking for something specific to your taste try some of these lists for inspiration.

Spotify Playlist: Pop Cocktail Hour

Pop Cocktail Hour Playlist

Want to go more Alternative? Browse through the Alternative Cocktail Hour Playlist, I’m sure you will like what you hear!

Spotify Playlist: Alternative Cocktail Hour

Alternative Cocktail Hour

Let’s JAZZ it up a bit! If you don’t know a thing about Jazz but you want to include a few for your guests sake, these are a pretty safe bet.

Spotify Playlist: Cocktail Jazz

Jazz Cocktail Playlist

If your Hop-hop and you know it, then your playlist should surely show it.. Sorry I couldn’t help myself. Check out the Hip-hop Cocktail Hour playlist below for some great jams.

Spotify Playlist: Hip-hop Cocktail Hour

Hip-hop Cocktail Hour Playlists

Finally, in the Country Cocktail Hour Playlists you’ll find everything from OG outlaws Waylon Jennings and Johnny Cash. 80’s-90’s stars like Garth Brooks and George Strait, to today’s Top 40 crossovers like Taylor Swift and Kane Brown.

Spotify Playlist: Country Cocktail Hour

By DJ Justin Warwick of DJ Enterprises Mobile Disc Jockey, aka DJ Warwick
DJ Emcee Justin Warwick, aka DJ Warwick - Owner, DJ Enterprises Mobile Disc Jockey & Photo Booth, Monterey, California. Monterey Wedding DJ Blog | California's most-read wedding DJ Blog

Justin Warwick. The dynamic force behind DJ Enterprises Mobile Disc Jockey, has been a trailblazer in professional DJ entertainment since 1989. Serving the Monterey Bay area and beyond. Justin specializes in creating unforgettable experiences for weddings, corporate events, New Years, anniversaries, birthdays, and a variety of social events. Known for his ability to bring joy, fun, excitement, and energy to every event. Justin’s expertise ensures a memorable experience for you and your guests.

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