East Coast Soul Wedding Performance

Otesaga Resort Hotel Wedding in Cooperstown, NY

December 8, 2018

Claire & Scott

Ensemble: Stax | Eight Piece
Photographer: Korver Photography |

An unbelievable December wedding at the Otesaga Resort Hotel in Cooperstown, NY where East Coast Soul's Stax ensemble had a kickass night of music!

East Coast Soul was grateful to be invited to join Claire & Scott for their stunning Otesaga Resort Hotel Wedding in Cooperstown, NY.

Preprations for Claire & Scott's Big Day

Our preparations for the wedding began well ahead, with Claire & Scott sharing their music and logistical preferences and vision with us for the wedding (preparation is a key part of our process). Claire & Scott were incredibly helpful during this advanced planning and incredibly helpful throughout.

Once the wedding arrived, East Coast Soul traveled to Cooperstown, NY and moved swiftly through our standard load-in, set up, and sound check process for Otesaga Resort Hotel weddings. Our process for loading in and setting up at any given venue is a big part of our preparation process. This is a part of the day that we take seriously, spending extra time to avoid rushing, and ensuring our gear is properly tuned for the room.


In this case, East Coast Soul was not involved with couple's ceremony, with those arrangements having already been taken care of.

Guests Dancing - Otesaga Resort Hotel Wedding

Cocktail Hour

As is common, East Coast Soul was requested to perform cocktail hour music. Cocktail hour is a wonderful chance for the bride and groom to relax after the intense emotions of the ceremony. We do our part by performing a blend of relaxed music for guests to enjoy listening to. In this case, and featured music by artists such as Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, and more.

Bride Singing Along - Otesaga Resort Hotel Wedding


In a majority of receptions, the band is asked to handle MC services for the formal portions of the weddings. This Otesaga Resort Hotel Wedding was no different.

The groom and bride’s First Dance

The couple's first dance is consistently one of the most emotional parts of the wedding. It's an opportunity for the bride and groom to take a moment for themselves. With this portion of the wedding finished, the guests and vendors took a break for dinner. After as short a break as possible, East Coast Soul's Stax ensemble returned to the stage.

Dance Party

our dance performances often start with older material. We've found this is a great way to get everyone relaxed and dancing with songs they know and love. Artists like Marvin Gaye, Sam and Dave, The Temptations, and more dominated the beginning of our set list. We then transitioned into performing music by artists like Whitney Houston, Prince, Michael Jackson and more. Finally, we ended the night performing contemporary material that everyone could sing along with.

Guests danced non-stop from beginning to end, and we limited our breaks to ensure people had as much time to dance as possible.

Thanks so much to Claire & Scott for having us at their beautiful December wedding at Otesaga Resort Hotel! And thank you to Korver Photography for sharing these beautiful photos with us!

Dance Floor - Otesaga Resort Hotel Wedding

Ready to Learn More?

Planning a Wedding? Maybe at Otesaga Resort Hotel, perhaps in Cooperstown, NY? Either way, feel free to learn more, and let's connect!

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