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28 10, 2019

Daytime Wedding Entertainment at Balbirnie House

By | October 28th, 2019|Recent Events|0 Comments

The Ritz Trio returned to Balbirnie House this week to provide daytime wedding entertainment for a very relaxed and fun couple – Congratulations to Yvonne and Walter!

The Ritz Trio has been playing at daytime wedding receptions at Balbirnie House for over a decade and it is without a doubt one the their favourite venues. Friendly staff, a great venue and great acoustics for the music! It was of no surprise to the Ritz Trio that Balbirnie House Hotel has been named as the winner of the Global Wedding Retreat of the Year award at the glittering Haute Grandeur hotel awards ceremony.

There are a number of options the Ritz Trio offer when providing daytime wedding entertainment at Balbirnie House. Firstly and most commonly playing during the drinks reception in the Gardens or the Library. Secondly playing for the ceremony in either the Orangery or the Long Room and then moving location to play over drinks. Finally playing for drinks and then staying on o playing over the wedding breakfast.


The Ritz Trio play music ranging from Swing and Rat Pack to some fun arrangements of a few more popular tunes such as “It Must Be Love, Love Love” “My Guy” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” to name a few. We also have a special selection of tunes ideal for wedding ceremonies which sometimes uses the services of a classical violinist able to play some of the more requested ceremony pieces such as Pachelbel Canon In D.

If you are getting married at Balbirnie House and are considering having daytime wedding entertainment, then we look forward to hearing more about your plans and seeing how we can help to make your day very special.  Find Out more about the Ritz Trio here

Contact the Ritz Trio HERE

Balbirnie House Website HERE

Daytime wedding entertainment at Balbirnie House




8 10, 2019

Kinblethmont House Wedding

By | October 8th, 2019|Recent Events|0 Comments

The Ritz Trio performed at a Kinblethmont House Wedding celebration recently.

Kinblethmont House is an imposing Victorian House set on Scotland’s sunny East Coast,  roughly 4 miles from Arbroath. This is the first time the Trio have performed at the venue and they hope it won’t be the last, as it was a wonderful afternoon! The house is surrounded by some lovely woodland walks which the guys from the band where able to enjoy before performing.

The House also has some history  as the first recorded human activity on Kinblethmont is a 3000 year old sun engraving on a stone that the Picts then adorned with their images 2000 years later. It stands in the atrium in Kinblethmont House.

The Drinks Reception

The wedding ceremony took place in the marquee following which the guests came out into the garden for the champagne reception accompanied by the wonderful sounds of this hugely entertaining and it must be said, very smart Trio!  The first song they played as the couple entered and as confetti rained down was “Isn’t She Lovely”. Later on in the afternoon some of the guests danced to a very laid back version of “Just The Way You Look Tonight”.

The Ritz Trio  offer music for both wedding ceremonies and drinks receptions, with the music providing a relaxing, swinging and often moving, backdrop to the day. Most recent choices for wedding ceremonies have included “Dream A Little Dream Of Me”, “Highland Cathedral” and  “Pachelbel Canon in D – with a violinist joining the Trio.  A happy couple recently had the theme from “Game Of Thrones” for the recessional!  

More Information

If you are planning a Kinblethmont House wedding and would like to find out more about the Ritz Trio and their music visit the website HERE

To find out more about Kinblethmont visit their website HERE


16 09, 2019

Balbirnie House Wedding Entertainment Feedback

By | September 16th, 2019|Recent Events|0 Comments

Looking for ideas for your Balbirnie House wedding entertainment or for another wedding venue then read on!

The hugely entertaining Ritz Trio recently played for a wedding at Balbirnie House in Fife. Here is a picture from the day and great feedback from the happy couple!

“You played at our wedding at Balbirnie House on 17th Aug this year. Alan and I just wanted to say a massive thank you for playing such beautiful music during our wedding reception. You created such a relaxed and chilled atmosphere! We are so glad we booked you. Thank you so much. From Mr and Mrs Gallagher “

If you are looking for a great wedding venue then definitely consider Balbirnie House.

Balbirnie House is an award-winning luxury country house hotel nestled within 400 acres of beautiful parkland in the heart of Fife. This Grade A listed Georgian mansion was voted Hotel of the Year at the Scottish Hotel Awards. It was built in 1777 and is near the village of Markinch, between Edinburgh and St Andrews.

The Ritz Trio have been performing at Balbirnie for the past 10 years and it’s without a doubt one of their favourite venues, especially on a warm sunny day when we they to play over drinks in the gardens. Why not consider the Ritz Trio for your  wedding drinks reception entertainment. Dressed in their stylish white dinner suits and a sound to match, these guys will help “Put The Ritz” into your special event!

The Ritz Trio play music ranging from Swing and Rat Pack to some fun arrangements of a few more popular tunes such as “It Must Be Love, Love Love” “My Guy” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” to name a few, all played at a level to enable your guests to talk, shuffle and enjoy the reception.

Visit the website here to find out more!

We look forward to playing for you!

5 09, 2019

Wedding At Gailes Hotel – A Nice Review!

By | September 5th, 2019|Recent Events|0 Comments

I would like to thank you again for helping to make Paul and Terri’s wedding such a wonderful day. We have had so many guests commenting on how much they enjoyed listening to your band. 

Your choice of music before and after the ceremony was perfect and really set such a wonderful tone for the rest of the day.  Please pass on our thanks also to your wife. The entrance music was just beautiful. 

Gailes Hotel Irvine, September 2019

11 07, 2019

Royal Yacht Britannia

By | July 11th, 2019|Recent Events|0 Comments

Former Royal Yacht Britannia EntertainmentThe Ritz Trio performed on board the former Royal Yacht Britannia this week for an international corporate event.

The Royal Yacht Britannia was home to Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal Family for over 40 years, sailing over 1,000,000 miles around the world. Now berthed in Leith, just two miles from the city centre of Edinburgh.

19 06, 2019

Ferrari Event Scotland

By | June 19th, 2019|Recent Events|0 Comments

As car lovers members of the Ritz Trio band were delighted to be asked to perform at a special event held at the Fairmont Hotel St Andrew’s this week.

The event which welcomed Ferrari owners from around the UK featured a number of examples of this prestige brand including this stunning new V8 GT Portofino.

The Ritz Trio have performed at numerous car launches across the UK in recent years and it is hoped they will be playing at Silverstone for the F1 event in July 2020.

If you are planning a car launch in Scotland and need some background entertainment then contact the Ritz Trio

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19 06, 2019

Corporate Event at Hopetoun House

By | June 19th, 2019|Recent Events|0 Comments

Corporate event at Hopetoun House - Ritz TrioCorporate Event at Hoptoun House - Ritz TrioThe Ritz Trio performed at a corporate event at Hopetoun House recently for their regular client, Petroleum Experts. Always a great group to play to, full of music lovers and nice people! The Trio have played at numerous events throughout Edinburgh for Petex in recent years and look forward to more!

A corporate event at Hopetoun House is always a lavish event with fine interiors, dating from the late Georgian period through to the Edwardian, and set in 100 acres of gardens and rolling parkland. Many of the guests came from overseas and the House certainly impressed!

Petroleum Experts has over 420 clients worldwide and the company is recognised across the international oil and gas industry as the technical market leader within its area of expertise. The Ritz Trio are delighted to have a long established working relationship with a major company. Contact the Ritz Trio today to find out more about our music and services in relation to corporate entertaining in Scotland.


Good afternoon Marcus, Myself, and everyone at Petex, just wanted to say a huge thank you to Ritz Trio for such a lovely evening last week. Everyone had a lovely time and thoroughly enjoyed your performance. We look forward to working with you again in the future.

Sharon McBean, Marketing Manager Petroleum Experts Ltd. UK


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21 05, 2019

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh A Great Weddings And Events location

By | May 21st, 2019|Recent Events|0 Comments

The Ritz Trio had a fabulous evening performing at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh – a great wedding and events location!

The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is a scientific centre for the study of plants, their diversity and conservation. It also provides a great weddings and events location. The Ritz Trio certainly added to the spectacle of the location. They performed in the Palm House  for Patrons of the Royal Botanic Garden, which provided perfect acoustic for their relaxed style of music. Patrons were shown plans for a  £70 million project to build a new Glasshouse, the overall project is anticipated to take seven years to complete.

In reason years the Ritz Trio have played at many weddings and corporate events in the beautiful grounds of the Garden and most recently the Trio where invited to perform at the venue by Lisa Gillespie, Development Manager at the Royal Botanic Garden. It was lovely seeing Lisa again as the Ritz Trio played at her wedding 10 years ago at Solsgirth House!

Each year the Ritz Trio will perform at over 50 weddings and corporate events across Scotland. The music ranges from Swing and Rat Pack to some fun arrangements of a few more popular tunes such as It Must Be Love, Love Love, My Guy and Can’t Take My Eyes Off  You to name a few!

Guest saxophonist, Laura McDonald joined the group for the event at the Botanics, which was a treat for all!

To find out more about how the Ritz Trio can add some sparkle to your event or wedding contact us today

For more information on holding an event at the Royal Botanic Gardens visit their website

9 05, 2019

The Parsonage at Dunmore Park – Wedding Entertainment

By | May 9th, 2019|Recent Events|0 Comments

The Ritz Trio performed for a wedding at The Parsonage at Dunmore Park near Airth. The happy couple, Gill and Leam were a joy to play for and the day was filled with much fun and laughter – congratulations guys!

This was the first time in a while that the Ritz Trio had performed at The Parsonage at Dunmore Park  and what a happy return it was! The Parsonage has an expansive outside terrace at the back of the house where the Trio played in the May sunshine.The Ritz Trio played music ranging from Swing and Rat Pack to some fun arrangements of a few more popular tunes such as It Must Be Love, Love Love, My Guy and Can’t Take My Eyes Off  You to name a few. Guest saxophonist Laura MacDonald joined the Trio and was a swinging success with guests.

To book the Ritz Trio for your wedding or special event why not send us an enquiry here !


25 04, 2019

Wedding at Rufflets Luxury Hotel – Big Thank You

By | April 25th, 2019|Recent Events|0 Comments

We were delighted to perform recently at a wedding at Rufflets Luxury Hotel in St Andrew’s where we really enjoyed playing for the the happy couple, Laura and Neil. The Rufflets Luxury Hotel was such a happy and relaxed atmosphere for the afternoon, which was a great way for us to get the 2019 wedding season going. This is a fabulous wedding venue with really friendly and efficient staff and one of our favourites. If you’d like to see some of our other venues see our other events.

“We just wanted to thank you for playing at our wedding. So many of our guests commented on how great you were. You were the perfect entertainment whilst we were away having our pictures taken. And we were so happy with the ceremony music and what we did hear during the drinks reception! We had an amazing day, so thank you for being a part of it.”

Laura and Neil – 13th April 2019

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4 02, 2019

Cala Homes Event

By | February 4th, 2019|Recent Events|0 Comments

The Ritz Trio this week played for a Cala Homes launch of some spectacular bespoke detached homes in Bothwell, Glasgow.

The chaps looked the part and definitely fitted in with the lavish surrounding of these luxury homes.