Classic Wedding Cocktail Hour Playlist

January 13, 2016 by Gregg Hollmann

It’s day #6 of our self-proclaimed “Wedding Cocktail Hour Week.” We have been sharing themed wedding cocktail hour playlists selected by our Ambient DJ Music Mixologists. A matching liquid refreshment has also been selected for each mix to compliment the vibe of the playlist!tanqueray_tonic

DJ Garrett Bargiacchi, aka “DJ Garrett B.” is Ambient’s newest hire (2011). We became acquainted with Garr
ett at a party where he was the client! His interest in DJ’ing, music production, lighting and parties identified him as a great potential hire, and we’re thrilled to have Garrett on our team!

rrett’s coctkail hour playlist that follows contains a mixture of classic styles spanning crooners (Sinatra, Martin, Buble, Bocelli), soft modern rock (Mraz, Maroon 5, Mayer) and a Motown/soul finish (Winehouse, Temptations, Four Tops). Garrett concocted this mix realizing that weddings are classic occasions featuring guests of all ages. The selected drink to compliment the mix is the classic Tanqueray & Tonic (with a lime).

DJ Garrett B.’s Classic Wedding Cocktail Hour Playlist

Fly Me to the Moon – Frank Sinatra
Ain’t That a Kick in the Head – Dean Martin
Feeling Good – Michael Buble
Besame Mucho – Andrea Bocelli
Your Song – Elton John
I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
Marry You – Bruno Mars
Marry Me – Train
Sunday Morning – Maroon

Waiting for the World to Change – John Mayer
Crazy – Gnarls B
rkleyOur Day Will Come – Amy Winehouse
For Once in My Life – Stevie Wonder
Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me) – The Temptations
I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) – The Four Tops

Recap of This Week’s Playlists

Here are our submissions for the week thus far. Check back daily for the latest playlist!

Alternative Rock Cocktail Hour, Craft Beer (Gregg Ambient). Click here.
The Quintessentially Mixed Cocktail Hour, Long Island Iced Tea (DJ AQ). Click here.
Good Vibes Cocktail Hour, Pina Colada (DJ Iron Mike). Click here.
Head to Shoulder Dip Cocktail Hour, Hairy Navel (DJ Gary G). Click here.
Retro Soul Cocktail Hour, Ciroc Havana Coconut Martini (Gregg Ambient). Click here.
Smooth Sail Cocktail Hour, Malibu Bay Breeze (DJ Mike K). Click here.
Back to the Eighties Cocktail Hour, Midori Sour (Gregg Ambient). Click here.
Beach Themed Cocktail Hour, Red Stripe Beer (DJ Spinz). Click here.
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Gregg Hollmann Gregg Hollmann (55 Posts)

Ambient DJs’ Founder and President, Gregg Hollmann, is a leader in the wedding and events industry. With formal musical training on several instruments, Gregg is known for his creative mixing and chameleon-like ability to play in different musical styles. His musical knowledge allows him to excel in environments ranging from elegant wedding receptions to convivial dance parties. A graduate of the College of New Jersey, he holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Business Administration. He enjoys working with clients and personalizing events to their tastes. An industry leader, Gregg has served as President of the East Coast’s premier professional disc jockey organization, the New Jersey Disc Jockey Network for the past three years. He is the author of The Bride’s Guide to Selecting the Perfect Wedding DJ available on

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