Our Awards

Green Fourteen is extremely proud of the following awards as a result of the following client reviews & positive feedback.
  • The Knot - "Best Of Weddings 2011"
  • The Knot - "Best Of Weddings 2012"
  • The Knot - "Best Of Weddings 2013"
  • The Knot - "Best Of Weddings 2014"
  • The Knot - "Best Of Weddings 2015"
  • The Knot - "Best Of Weddings 2016"
  • The Knot - "Best Of Weddings 2017"
  • The Knot - "HALL OF FAME" 2014
  • The Knot - "HALL OF FAME" 2015
  • The Knot - "HALL OF FAME" 2016
  • The Knot - "HALL OF FAME" 2017
  • Wedding Wire "Couple Choice Awards" 2015
  • Wedding Wire "Couple Choice Awards" 2016
  • Wedding Wire "Couple Choice Awards" 2017
Green Fourteen verified  UN-BIASED REVIEWS courtesy of "THE KNOT"
https://www.theknot.com/marketplace/green-fourteen-chicago-il-443840

Our Written Reviews (Updated 01_01_17) Please View Our Recent Video Reviews Updated Weekly

       Reviewed On 10/17/2016 Carla K

I can not rave enough about this band. They were so good, professional, fun, and Patrick was just wonderful to work with. They involved all of the guests, learned special music, as well as Patrick emcee-ing the whole event. Added attention to detail, like making sure we had... Read More


 

     Reviewed On 6/27/2016 Emily B

Patrick and Green Fourteen were absolutely phenomenal! Patrick was extremely communicative and responsive throughout our wedding planning and ran a beautiful reception for us. All our guests could not stop talking about the fantastic band! We highly recommend! We doubt there is a better team of people out there!


 

     Reviewed On 2/20/2016 Genevieve C

These guys are for real. Green Fourteen did an AMAZING job at our wedding in February! Music was the most important part of my wedding day so I did my research to find the right band for our wedding and Green Fourteen was the right choice. Patrick and his team performed perfectly at our reception and I have received tons of compliments from our guests on how good the band was. Almost every guest said that the band was the best wedding band they've ever heard. Patrick is VERY organized and responsive which helps put any nervous jitters for brides to rest. The band does a great job of playing classic songs that get everyone on the dance floor to the newer/popular songs. I was literally on the dance floor all night. I highly recommend Green Fourteen for your wedding!


 

     Reviewed On 11/26/2016 Danielle B

My husband and I would highly recommend Patrick and Green Fourteen to anyone looking to have a band at an event! From the initial point of contact to our wedding day, the responsiveness was on point. Patrick was great to work with, incredibly friendly and full of energy! He seemed genuinely interested in making our wedding day the best day of our lives! He was incredibly helpful when planning our reception from the start to finish. We left a lot of the music choices up to him and we could not have been more pleased! We received tons of compliments on the band's performance and continue to get compliments! Each band member was fantastic! Besides being good artists, they were fun and engaging to our wedding guests. We cannot say enough about the band and if we ever consider a band for any event in the future, we will definitely use Patrick and Green Fourteen again!


 

     Reviewed On 11/06/2016 Caroline R

Best. Band. Ever. From Motown to 80s to today, they played every song that makes you want to get up and dance. The energy of the band members is infectious. At one point, they had our wedding guests circling us with their hands in the air, everyone singing at the tops of theirlungs... it was my favorite moment of the night. The band leader Patrick is AMAZING. An orchestra all his own. He's an event planner, MC, and right-hand man all in one. He worked with my day-of coordinator to make sure we had everything we needed and more. He's a joy to know as a human let alone have at your wedding. More than a few dozen times, my guests told me they were the best wedding band they'd ever heard. I'm so so grateful they played at mine.


 

     Reviewed On 9/21/2016 

Patrick and Green Fourteen are now are family. From the first time you talk to Patrick it's wonderful. He sends information that covers all bases and arranges for the couple to watch them in action as soon as is possible. After 18 months of planning Being the Mother of thebride Patrick had everything from the ceremony music , set up , emceeing with his great warmth was so calming. Our guest's comments were oh my gosh the entertainment is/was the most fun they had in years. 86 year old Aunt was on the dance floor all night. As was the other 200 Guest's including baby's in arms of loved ones and all other ages having the time of their life. Patrick also checked in with myself and Father of the Bride several times during afternoon and night to see if there was anything we needed even if it wasn't his responsibility. His crew were warm and friendly and went out of their way also to entire wedding guests. Five star entertainment were other comments. When they were setting up outdoor ceremony equipment you didn't even notice the equipment and the sound even outdoor's was so clear. 200 guests could hear made comments on how great it was to hear everything from processional music to that Revered was fun. Thank you Patrick. This isn't just dancing. This is top notch entertainment with a built in family feel. Warm ,energetic, Funny, and professional. His personality is always fun as is his musicians and amazing voices. One of the Earth, Wind and Fire songs if you closed your eyes you thought it was them. Love you Green Fourteen. Barb G.


 

     Reviewed On 9/16/2016 

Patrick was a gem to work with during his extremely busy season. He drove to Joliet to meet us half way to personally discuss his role as master of ceremonies for the reception, and we planned everything down to the minute. The extremely talented musicians poured their energy into the evening and created a memorable event for all guests, especially the bride and groom. We requested the largest dance floor available, and we found it full of all generations celebrating for 3.5 hours. Thank you Green Fourteen!


 

     Reviewed On 9/16/2016 Wendy W

My daughter was married 3 weeks ago and Green Fourteen traveled from Chicago to Omaha for the celebration. And indeed it was quite the celebration. Green Fourteen is an amazing band and Patrick is a fabulous MC and very easy to work with. ALL our guests were on the dance floor ALL night having the time of their lives. The music was better than I imagined. I couldn't have been more pleased. I highly recommend this group of extremely talented men and women.


 

     Reviewed On 8/16/2016 Debra F

Patrick was great to work with. This was the first time we had them at our Resort for a wedding and I would highly recommend them to future events. The band sounded great. Looking forward to seeing them again in September.


 

     Reviewed On 8/01/2016 Melissa A

Green 14 was fantastic and was so interactive and perfect. I couldn't have asked for anything better!


 

     Reviewed On 8/01/2016 

These guys killed it at a wedding I participated in at the Pabst Brewery! I would highly recommend them!


 

     Reviewed On 7/26/2016 Karen H

Green Fourteen was awesome!! I've been to three events they have played at and the dance floor is always packed. The read the crowd really well and the drummer is an awesome emcee.


 

     Reviewed On 7/26/2016 ALEXIS B

Green Fourteen recently played at a Fundraising event I attended. They were the highlight of the evening. I've never seen a dance floor so packed! I highly recommend booking this band for your wedding - or any event! They are so much fun!


 

     Reviewed On 7/25/2016 Vaughn S

Talent, professionalism and fun. Yes, those three words summed up my experience with Green Fourteen. I was so happy that my best friend, Elizabeth ending up choosing to go with this band. They kept good music flowing the whole night and everyone had a wonderful time. Thank you Green Fourteen for the wonderful night!!


 

     Reviewed On 7/25/2016 Jenna S

The band was amazing and they had everyone on the dance floor. I would high recommend them fro weddings, social gatherings, and events. They are extremely professional and everyone raved about their performance.


 

     Reviewed On 7/25/2016 

Best experience with a live band. The dance floor was a hit with the great songs and singer coming out to the crowd!


 

     Reviewed On 7/25/2016 

I loved their versions of top 40 songs! They definitely have their own cool and jazzy style, but all the songs were still super recognizable.


 

     Reviewed On 7/25/2016 Jamie A. W

I recently attended a wedding of a friend in Chicago that featured Green Fourteen. This band set the tone for the entire night - they were so fun and had no problem getting the party started! I would recommend them to all brides.


 

     Reviewed On 7/24/2016 

This is the greatest band ever! They are so fun and energetic. They have a great range. From top 40, to oldies to slow jams, you name it. Will definitely use them in the future and refer them to friends! They really have a good time on stage and allow guests to have a fantastictime as well.


 

     Reviewed On 7/23/2016 

I've been to few events with this band- they are great and always get the people out and dancing on the dance floor. They catalog is varied and never has a little for everyone.


 

     Reviewed On 7/23/2016 Margaret K

Great band! They really get the crowd dancing and having fun. If I were getting married I would want them to play at my wedding.


 

     Reviewed On 7/23/2016 

As the chair of a non-profit organization's Gala, my mind was at ease throughout the evening when it came to the entertainment! Patrick was great to work with from beginning to end. He was flexible with regards to load-in and set-up times. He and the band adjusted their set list based on the flow of the event and energy of the crowd. They were friendly, professional and FUN!!! Our guests loved them! And didn't want to leave the dance floor!!! We are thrilled to have them signed again for 2017!!!!


 

     Reviewed On 7/23/2016 

Fantastic Band!!! Very professional and easy to work with. People are still raving about them months after the Junior League's Gala!


 

     Reviewed On 7/23/2016 Jodi C

I honestly cannot speak highly enough about Patrick and Green Fourteen. Patrick was very responsive, professional and truly cared about our wedding and making it unique to us and our vision of the day. He's practically a second wedding coordinator, which we loved, being thetype A people that we are. He was in tune with the minute-by-minute of the day and made sure we were on schedule with music cues, bouquet toss, cake cutting, etc. The band members are all wonderful people with crazy vocal range to sing anything and everything you love. They appealed to ALL ages at our wedding and we are still receiving compliments to this day about how great our band is. (My husband's great aunt was dancing on the stage!) I also work with a non-profit and we book Green Fourteen for our annual gala. The guests have been RAVING about the band and how they escalated our event to the next level. I'm a professional Event Planner, so working with professional, responsive vendors with my best interests in mind is extremely important to me. Overall, I just felt very comfortable working with Patrick and (in the words of our wedding guests) our special day was "truly epic" in part due to Green Fourteen.


 

     Reviewed On 7/22/2016 Amanda R

Green Fourteen is amazing! They are extremely professional and easy to work with. They are what made our wedding! All the guests can't stop talking about how awesome they were. They are worth every penny.


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     Reviewed On 7/22/2016 

Green Fourteen played at my son's wedding. They were awesome!! Played all the memorable requests and also kept everyone dancing throughout the night. Very personal attention too!! 


 

     Reviewed On 7/19/2016 

These guys were amazing. They played something like 3 and 1/2 hours straight with no breaks!!! Unbelievable! Great mix of slower stuff and more upbeat, high energy songs. The dance floor was packed all night!


 

     Reviewed On 7/19/2016 

Green Fourteen was the best band at any wedding I've been to. The dance floor was packed the entire night and I spent the next day texting with other guests about the whole wedding, with much of the conversation around the music and dancing!


 

     Reviewed On 7/18/2016 Kendall D

Can I please give more than 5 stars?!?!?! PLEASE?!?! Patrick and the whole Green 14 Team was ABSOLUTELY phenomenal!!! The energy they brought to our wedding night was irreplaceable, and I am so grateful that we chose this band to be with us on our special day. They played for 3 hours straight with no break, had the dance floor PACKED the entire time, and had the crowd singing and dancing all night long. There wasn't a single lull!! By the end of the night, the whole band felt like family, especially Patrick, who was by our side from the second we booked to the second the Green 14 van drove away. For the entire 16 months or so since we booked Green 14 Patrick responded within 24 hours to EVERY email, and responded with enthusiasm and excitement which made us even more enthusiastic and excited, and did everything in his power to make our every wish come true!! He is so knowledgable, professional, and kind, there is no one else we would have rather worked with. THANK YOU PATRICK and thank you to all the wonderful musicians of Green 14 who made our wedding reception in Milwaukee THE ABSOLUTE BEST!!! WE LOVE YOU!!!!!


 

     Reviewed On 7/11/2016 

Cannot say enough great things about this band. We just had them play at our wedding on 6/17/16 and they were phenomenal. The overdelivered right from the start. From our first meeting with Patrick up until the last song of the night, me and my husband were made to feel comfortable. They really listened to what we had in mind for our wedding and made it happen. I honestly couldn't be happier with our choice of wedding band. We received numerous compliments on the band throughout the night as our guests were equally as impressed with their performance. They kept the dance floor going from song one. I would highly recommend Green Fourteen for any occasion, but especially a wedding if you are looking for a band who plays a variety of music and keeps you and your guests dancing the night away. I am so happy we decided to let Green Fourteen be a part of our special day.


 

     Reviewed On 10/07/2015 Mary H

This band played for our 9/5/15 wedding and it was AMAZING!!! Such nice people, awesome music, and a packed dancefloor. People raved all night about how great they were and are still telling me. This group was one of my favroite things about the day. I 100% recommend this group.... Read More


 

     Reviewed On 5/20/2015 Tamara P

High recommendations for this orchestra! We used Green Fourteen for our wedding, and what drew us to them was that there is only one band with no substitutions. The band we auditioned was the band that did our wedding. We got to work directly with Patrick to plan all our details and song list. We had several unique song selections and the band learned them perfectly. Everything was just great. The singers are amazing and we felt so comfortable knowing that Patrick had everything under control and was really there for us. I cannot give them a higher recommendation.


 

     Reviewed On 5/20/2015 Josh M

This band is GREAT! We loved working direct with Patrick. He helped guide us along so that we felt comfortable with what arrangement we chose and how the flow of the night would be. He takes care of everything and keeps the stress off of you! Honestly, you can’t appreciate thatuntil after its all over. The process of booking this band was just simple and fun for us. The thing we loved best about them was the huge variety of songs they had choose from. They could play just about anything and the brass section was great. Nothing but positive things to say about this band. Thrilled with them. Patrick, you are the man!


 

     Reviewed On 5/20/2015 Andrew D

I cannot say enough positive things about this amazing band! The sound, the song range, the service. My wife and I (and importantly, our guests) were thrilled with everything they brought to the table. Everyone commented on what a fun wedding reception it was. We would choose them again in a heartbeat. In planning for our wedding, Patrick was great to work with. He made it very easy for us to let him know what kind of music we liked without painstakingly choosing every song for the night. The choices are extensive with a ton of variety and a great mix of old and new. Everyone was dancing all night, and truthfully with the songs played, it would be hard to NOT dance! Thanks guys!


 

     Reviewed On 5/20/2015 Allison E

THANK YOU PATRICK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Patrick is incredibly kind and patient and most of all truly wants your vision and your dreams to come true on your day. The next day everyone was asking how we found them, and who they were. They were truly there to entertain and make a lasting impression on all of us. I would recommend Green Fourteen to anyone who asks!


 

     Reviewed On 5/20/2015 Carla H

5 STARS***** I can not say enough good things about Green Fourteen and Patrick! They were so flexible with our last minute changes to our reception plans and did a great job of incorporating my guests in every capacity. They have a lot of variety and they really set the tone for a great party. I would recommend them to everyone! Talented & fun!


 

     Reviewed On 5/13/2015 Tom A

Our most ORGANIZED vendor! We did our homework and searched for the right band and found Green Fourteen. We were able to see them at another wedding before signing our contract which was GREAT. I highly recommend seeing your band in action before signing the dotted line. It will surely put all of your fears to rest on the band or dj thing. Green Fourteen KILLED IT! As far as all the details are concerned, I always wanted everything to be in its place and go just right obviously and Patrick was our needle in the haystack. ORGANIZED, ORGANIZED, ORGANIZED! We noticed his enthusiasm right away, and more importantly his attention to detail & our needs. We really didn’t have any reservations on the reception and the flow of the evening...and it went absolutely perfect. Patrick took care of everything. Professional in every sense of the word. The biggest compliment we've gotten from our wedding was "Oh my gosh, that BAND!!" That pretty much sums up the night. Everyone loved them and the two of us didn’t leave the dance floor. I asked them to do something special just for my bridesmaids and they did without asking why. Another great attribute. I can definitely say that they played a major part in what made our day so special! Thank you once again Patrick and Green Fourteen.

2015-05-14T20:53:23 Response From The Vendor

Thank you Tom for the many kind words and as well as for following up with us! We hope to see you at another family celebration soon. Please pass on a recommendation to anyone looking for entertainment. Thank you for having Green Fourteen as part of your family for an evening. It was our honor being a part of your celebration. Congratulations once again and cheers to a happily ever after! Sincerely Patrick Doody - Green Fourteen Chicago READ LESS


 

     Reviewed On 5/12/2015 Katherine S

Thank you for the fabulous wedding! From the start, Patrick put all of our concerns to rest. We met with him a couple of times, and he was really great at putting things together. The entire process was highly professional, and was tailored to what we were looking for. We have to tell you, this band played such a huge part in our very successful day. We had a great time and our guests can't stop talking about the band. Patrick is also a wonderful host. He takes into account all the special things you want for your wedding and puts them all together for a customized personal experience. He also helps you create a timeline and basically makes sure everything happens when it is supposed to. Weddings can get crazy even if you plan for them not to be, and Patrick was consistently the person we could count on to be organized and two steps ahead. The band was great in encouraging guests to dance and have a good time. Patrick also surprised us by adding complimentary members to the band. It was a total surprise to us and we are so appreciative of that. Thank you again Patrick! We were floored by the amount of energy the band brought to the night. The group never took a break for three hours. It was a great feeling and a wonderful vibe in the room. They really brought the PARTY ON! I'm positive you'll have the same wonderful experience that we did.

2015-05-12T22:47:18 Response From The Vendor

Thank you Katherine for the many kind words and as well as for following up with us! We hope to see you at another family celebration soon. Please pass on a recommendation to anyone looking for entertainment. Thank you for having Green Fourteen as part of your family for an evening. It was our honor being a part of your celebration. Congratulations once again and cheers to a happily ever after! Sincerely Patrick Doody - Green Fourteen Chicago READ LESS


 

     Reviewed On 5/12/2015 Meghan W

Our April 10th wedding review. I can not say enough about Green 14. I found searching for a band to be one of the most difficult pieces of wedding planning. Patrick was great to work with, they have an enormous repertoire and are truly fantastic. I should also add that they... Read More

2015-05-12T22:54:14 Response From The Vendor

Thank you Meghan for the many kind words and as well as for following up with us! We hope to see you at another family celebration soon. Please pass on a recommendation to anyone in the family looking for wedding entertainment. Thank you once again for having Green Fourteen as part of your family for an evening. It was our honor being a part of your celebration. Congratulations and cheers to your happily ever after! Sincerely Patrick Doody - Green Fourteen Chicago READ LESS


 

     Reviewed On 5/11/2015 Natasha W

The GREEN TEAM is truly is the best of both worlds. My husband wanted a DJ and I wanted a band so this was the PERFECT compromise. I HIGHLY recommend them, they sound EXACTLY like the artists who actually sing the songs. Patrick was receptive to our thoughts and concerns. He also emailed me plenty of times and was quick to respond to any questions that I had prior to our day. They were able to take several of our requests without hesitation. The singers learned Adele's version of "Make You Feel My Love" for our first dance and the music was great. They worked the crowd very well and the male vocalist came onto the dance floor to show us a few Michael Jackson moves, they were so much fun. There wasn't a moment at our reception that people weren't dancing and fully entertained. It's such a great feeling to hear everyone say the band you hired was amazing! Again thank you for performing at our wedding. I highly recommend Green Fourteen to any and all future couples! Mr. and Mrs. Willis

2015-05-12T22:48:23 Response From The Vendor

Thank you Natasha and Steven for the many kind words and as well as for following up with us! We hope to see you at another family celebration soon. Please pass on a recommendation to anyone looking for entertainment. Thank you for having Green Fourteen as part of your family for an evening. It was our honor being a part of your celebration. Congratulations once again and cheers to a happily ever after! Sincerely Patrick Doody - Green Fourteen Chicago READ LESS


 

     Reviewed On 5/11/2015 Jason B

I cannot stress this enough - Green Fourteen was absolutely out of this world FANTASTIC. Our single best splurge when planning our wedding was the band. They were recommended to us from a coworker and couldn't have been happier with our decision. Our wedding day was about 95 degrees, sticky, humid, and everything was outside. I was convinced that the heat was going to deter people from wanting to go out on the dance floor. I could not have been more wrong! Green Fourteen got people up out of their seats after dinner and they danced ALL NIGHT LONG! I have never seen so many people just thoroughly enjoying themselves. We also loved how the singers would give shout outs to our flower girls and ring bearer and even got my wife on stage singing and dancing! The planning process was also very smooth. Patrick was always available for questions and was flexible with our payment schedule. They also did our lighting which was fantastic. The hall wanted an arm and a leg but the band lit up the whole tent with our colors at no added cost. You will not be disappointed!!! They are worth every penny spent. Thank you Patrick and tell all the guys and girls we said thanks for a night we will never forget!

2015-05-12T22:54:40 Response From The Vendor

Thank you Jason for the many kind words and as well as for following up with us! We hope to see you at another family celebration soon. Please pass on a recommendation to anyone in the family looking for wedding entertainment. Thank you once again for having Green Fourteen as part of your family for an evening. It was our honor being a part of your celebration. Congratulations and cheers to your happily ever after! Sincerely Patrick Doody - Green Fourteen Chicago READ LESS


 

     Reviewed On 5/11/2015 Lucie K

Thank you Green Fourteen! Patrick was great to work with and responded to all of our questions as well as working with my daughter and her questions and concerns. Bottom line, their service was terrific, the band was great and all the guests loved the music. I would highlyrecommend them for any bride wanting to have fun at the reception.

2015-05-12T22:49:47 Response From The Vendor

Thank you Donald for the many kind words and as well as for following up with us! We hope to see you at another family celebration soon. Please pass on a recommendation to anyone looking for entertainment. Thank you for having Green Fourteen as part of your family for an evening. It was our honor being a part of your celebration. Congratulations once again and cheers to a happily ever after! Sincerely Patrick Doody - Green Fourteen Chicago READ LESS


 

     Reviewed On 5/09/2015 Jennifer K

Fun Fun Fun! Green Fourteen is a TERRIFIC band. We did a lot of research and we LOVE THESE GUYS and GIRLS! They are talented, they learn songs for you and respond well to your crowd. The band gets into it and puts on a very tasteful show. The bands songs have a mix of classics and current pop hits that set the exact tone we wanted for our guests. The pacing of the songs and their MC-ing was excellent. They also look good on stage and the female singers have amazing voices! People danced like crazy at our wedding! This band made our wedding a PARTY! Patrick is easy to work with, super responsive and detailed.

2015-05-12T22:55:30 Response From The Vendor

Thank you Jennifer for the many kind words and as well as for following up with us! We hope to see you at another family celebration soon. Please pass on a recommendation to anyone in the family looking for wedding entertainment. Thank you once again...READ MORE


 

     Reviewed On 5/09/2015 Amanda T

Green Fourteen was absolutely amazing at our wedding! It was one of the best decisions we made. For me, choosing the perfect band was the most critical decision for the entire wedding, it was even more important than our venue! For starters, Patrick is simply amazing. He is the consummate professional and does his utmost to understand all of the details for the big day so that everything works seamlessly. We had so many special requests and Patrick honored every single one of them with sincere commitment. If you want to host a wedding where the guests are literally so busy dancing they can’t be bothered to eat or drink, this is your band! Everyone was on their feet the entire night! Even family friends of ours who NEVER dance were working it on the dance floor. I only stepped off the dance floor once throughout the whole night, and that was just to go to the bathroom. My husband and I even got on stage and danced it out with the band! If I could only recommend one of my wedding vendors, Green Fourteen would be it!

2015-05-12T22:50:41 Response From The Vendor

Thank you Amanda for the many kind words and as well as for following up with us! We hope to see you at another family celebration soon. Please pass on a recommendation to anyone looking for entertainment. Thank you for having Green Fourteen as part... READ MORE


 

     Reviewed On 5/07/2015 Sherry W

Thank you for Green Fourteen's superb performance at our Intercontinental Chicago reception. Without equivocation, the band's presence and music struck the perfect notes in every respect. Covering every genre of our eclectic play sheet artfully as well as providing a charming backdrop was everything we were hoping for. Beyond the music, your personal touch and the engagement, greatly contributed to the celebration. A splendid time was had by all.

2015-05-07T22:21:57 Response From The Vendor

Thank you Sherry for the kind words as well as following up with us! We hope to see you at another family celebration soon. Thank you for having Green Fourteen as part of your family.


 

     Reviewed On 5/07/2015 Evelina R

WOW!! Did we hit the jackpot with this band for our wedding! We had heard from our venue director that they were highly recommended, and after looking at their website and listening to some demos, and they fit the bill perfectly. They literally can do any style of music youwould like, and they do it all so well! Very flexible and professional, but most importantly...they are SO MUCH FUN! Our guests could not stop raving about our band. Patrick was VERY thorough during the planning process and was very organized and pleasant to work with. He also made the atmosphere really fun and inviting for all our guests. The band had my folks dancing, smiling and having a great time. They are FANTASTIC at keeping the energy up and the party going. We could not have been happier and I think they had as much fun as we did! Green Fourteen was amazing from start to finish! I would HIGHLY recommend them for any wedding!

2015-05-12T22:52:06 Response From The Vendor

Thank you Eva for the many kind words and as well as for following up with us! We hope to see you at another family celebration soon. Please pass on a recommendation to anyone in the family looking for wedding entertainment. Thank you once again for having Green Fourteen as part of your family for an evening. It was our honor being a part of your celebration. Congratulations and cheers to your happily ever after! Sincerely Patrick Doody - Green Fourteen Chicago READ LESS


 

     Reviewed On 5/06/2015 Russ F

Green Fourteen performed at our daughter's wedding. They were amazing to say the least. I have never attended a wedding reception where guests started dancing before the meal but the music was just too good to stay seated. Everyone danced from the beginning of the reception until the end. Our guests really enjoyed themselves. The band is extremely talented, Patrick was very professional and a pleasure to work with.

2015-05-12T22:52:37 Response From The Vendor

Thank you Russ for the many kind words and as well as for following up with us! We hope to see you at another family celebration soon. Please pass on a recommendation to anyone in the family looking for wedding entertainment. Thank you once again for having Green Fourteen as part of your family for an evening. It was our honor being a part of your celebration. Congratulations and cheers to your happily ever after! Sincerely Patrick Doody - Green Fourteen Chicago READ LESS


 

     Reviewed On 5/06/2015 Blair K

I was extremely excited when my best friend asked me to be her maid of honor and we couldn't wait for the day to arrive. She and her husband chose this band Green Fourteen. I can honestly say that from the moment we arrived on site for the ceremony pictures until the end of the night, Green Fourteen and Patrick were there at every minute to see that my bestie and her husband had the incredible day they had dreamed of. Classic live cocktail and dinner music all the way to the introductions of the bridal party & toasts. Everything was done flawlessly. The band even checked in to see that the bride, groom and family members had drinks during dinner! I have been through this and wished I would have known about Green Fourteen when we were getting married. Everything was extremely professional. When the live band started there was not a couple sitting in the room. The band played about 3 and a half hours without a single break. They did a perfect mix of songs that kept every generation dancing all night long. Green Fourteen is the entire package, a class act. Highly recommended!

2015-05-07T22:23:27 Response From The Vendor

Thank you Blair for the kind words as well as following up with us! We hope to see you at another family celebration soon. Please don't hesitate to reach out at any time. Thank you for having Green Fourteen as part of your family.


 

     Reviewed On 5/06/2015 

Green Fourteen did a fantastic job! They were professional, funny, friendly, and very accommodating. Overall we had a great experience. Our ceremony music was beautiful and Ave Maria (my wife’s favorite) was fantastic. Patrick met with us 2 weeks before to practice the ceremony songs and even offered to include the keyboard at our ceremony for no extra charge since our ceremony and reception were in the same spot. At first, we were a little nervous about hiring a live band because handing over a song list and letting them do their job takes a lot of trust, but Patrick delivered above and beyond. The music at the reception was terrific and truly set the tone for the evening. Not only did they sound fantastic, but they played a wide variety of music that kept people of all ages on the dance floor all night long. Simply put the band was AMAZING!!!!!!!! So many of our guests connected with the band immediately. Patrick was amazing to work with up to the wedding and loved having him as our familiar face on the stage. His suggestions were spot on and they kept the dance floor full of energy and nobody wanted to leave. They made our wedding stand out among any other that our family and friends had been to. In terms of pricing, they were also more reasonably priced than all other bands we looked at in Chicago. This band is as good as it gets for a wedding. If you want your guests to dance, Green Fourteen can make it happen. We wholeheartedly recommend!

2015-05-12T22:53:20 Response From The Vendor

Thank you for the many kind words and as well as for following up with us! We hope to see you at another family celebration soon. Please pass on a recommendation to anyone in the family looking for wedding entertainment. Thank you once again for having Green Fourteen as part of your family for an evening. It was our honor being a part of your celebration. Congratulations and cheers to your happily ever after! Sincerely Patrick Doody - Green Fourteen Chicago READ LESS


Fantastic Dance Music

     Reviewed On 12/08/2014 

We found Green Thirteen on the Knot. Patrick was really great at making sure he knew exactly what we were looking for. He invited us to come see the band live and we loved the set! They were exactly as advertised and totally professional. The bands presentation is impressive. For starters, everyone in the band is good looking and their attire is sharp. Less than a week after we secured our contract, Patrick suggested we meet at our space to go over details to take out some of the butterflies. Instantly we all felt very secure about our day. He even worked with our overall band budget so that we could invest in a larger dance floor! Seriously!!!! When planning a wedding, there are a lot of stressors that the couple encounters along the way, and I've got to say that hiring and working with Patrick was so easy from the start. We chose the perfect balance of classic dance titles, eighties & top 40. Patrick offered suggestions of songs that he knew would get the crowd to respond, and after listening to our input of the songs that we had to have, we put together the perfect list of music that we thought would work. The group is very interactive and there were many times when the singers were actually in the crowd. Everyone loved what they brought to the party. There's nothing better than having your guests come up to you at the end of the night with huge smiles on their faces, saying, "This is the best band I have ever heard". If you want an amazing reception with the best range of music and see everyone you love on the dance floor at once, then this is your band. They MADE our wedding reception exactly what we hoped it would be. We cannot say enough good things about Patrick. Great singers, dancers, choreography and musicians. TOTAL perfect band package!

2015-05-12T22:56:06 Response From The Vendor

Thank you for the many kind words and as well as for following up with us! We hope to see you at another family celebration soon. Please pass on a recommendation to anyone in the family looking for wedding entertainment. Thank you once again for having Green Fourteen as part of your family for an evening. It was our honor being a part of your celebration. Congratulations and cheers to your happily ever after! Sincerely Patrick Doody - Green Fourteen Chicago READ LESS


Rocked Minneapolis!!

     Reviewed On 12/08/2014 

I had an amazing wedding in Minneapolis this past summer and this band was hands down our best wedding decision. At first, my parents thought their image was a little ‘pop’ for everyone, but we convinced them that it would work out great. The band is totally professional and had a lot of extra videos that we showed them at weddings to calm their nerves. Take it from two very satisfied newlyweds, they rocked it at our wedding! They also paid special attention to my parents older group without losing touch with our group. Its a magical combination needed to make everyone happy. They are very reasonable in price considering the number of performers and quality. We priced out orchestra options that were over 3x's the package we chose. With a slight travel charge, they were at the upper end of our budget, but well worth it! Patrick was easy going during the planning process, professional, friendly, and even took time to learn songs that were not on their already huge music list. We told them a few songs that we didn’t want played and the parents picked some special songs to start the night with. Their covers of songs were great and the energy they brought to the party was amazing! The set list was well-planned in terms of the timing of those certain songs earlier and later in the night. They were energetic, fun and kept the party going. All of the musicians were professional, classy, and had an incredible repertoire of music to choose from. The band really played a LOT of music for the time they were there, one song blended into the next. I loved the way Patrick had his female vocalists check in on us while we were getting ready. My Mom and I felt reassured that there was one less thing for us to worry about. We thought we were just hiring a band, but what we experienced was so much more. All the details they manage, allowed us to eventually relax and enjoy the ride. If you want an amazing band for a celebration that everyone will remember, look no further. We would hire them again, no doubt!


More than a quality band!!!

     Reviewed On 12/05/2014 

We hired Green Thirteen for our wedding this past weekend and we couldn't have asked for a better band! As a bride with so many things to juggle, Patrick was with me throughout the planning process and kept me organized!! He responded to our emails within minutes!! As most brides will attest, life doesn't stop just because you're planning a wedding so whatever makes the process stress free is highly welcomed. Since day one, his interpersonal connection with my now-husband and myself was excellent. We knew we were in good hands from the moment we first met and that feeling never changed!! We were concerned about the space at our venue, so we assembled a large band that provided us with the sound and look we were hoping for. The bands performance range is almost limitless and they learn new songs for you as needed. The wedding day arrived. Patrick kept things on cue and always made it so comfortable. I didn't need to worry at all. Ultimately, it was about the music and no disappointment here. Music for all ages, they even had our seniors sweating! They made our wedding something to remember. We were able to select our playlist from a huge list of songs in addition to having his band learn a couple of new songs, including one for our first dance which they played perfectly. They have the ability to play several different genres (young to the old) so everyone was able to get into the groove on the dance floor. Patrick did a remarkable job managing the tempo of the evening from the first song to the last. He was also the announcer and knew how to work the crowd. Every single one of our guests complimented the band on how good they were. They knew when to keep it going and when to tone it down. We wouldn't hesitate to highly recommend Patrick to anyone looking for an amazing band!


So--Much--Fun!!

     Reviewed On 12/04/2014 

When we think back to our wedding we can't help but reminisce about how much fun it was. For our wedding, my husband really wanted live music and I really wanted music we could dance to. We knew it would be challenging to find the right band, so we contacted over 15 bands, narrowed our search to about 3, and then went and heard them all play. Green Thirteen had the best vibe for us. Patrick is such a cool guy, genuine and down-to-earth, and at the same time very professional. He was a breeze to deal with. We first met over lunch and he really took the time to listen to what we wanted, how we envisioned our wedding, and really dug into what type of music my wife and I were into. Patrick worked with us to narrow down what we were interested in hearing. He was awesome about making sure songs we really wanted were included, and was totally chill about filling in the blanks when we were so overwhelmed by the wedding planning process and didn't want to make any more decisions! When the day came, we were blown away by the whole evening. The band rocked it, played their hearts out, had our guests dancing the whole time, and, quite simply, made our night! They did the music for the ceremony, cocktail time and reception. Patrick was so amazing to work with and met with us twice before our wedding to make sure we were 100% confident. Our cocktail hour music helped set the tone for the rest of the night. At the reception Patrick was our MC and was perfect to help keep the event on track and make sure the right music was being played depending on what was going on at the event. WE LOVED THE MUSIC SELECTIONS! Amazing music and great band members! If there is one thing you can do to make your wedding memorable this would be it. Thank you for making our night amazing!


Everyone loved them!

     Reviewed On 12/04/2014 

Patrick I wanted to let you know how FABULOUS Green Thirteen was and how you made our wedding a hit!! You're caring, attention and professionalism to our specific details was amazing and did not go unnoticed. Everyone remarked on how great the band is. I can't give you all enough praise on how happy we are. There is an art to music and entertainment for a wedding, you are so right. You should write that book! For those reading this, Patrick knows the importance of timing and flow for a wedding. They are experts at reading the crowd, and packing the dance floor, even with some seemingly “non dancing” people. If you are looking for a wedding band and would like to sleep better at night, you have to get Green Thirteen on your team. Electric, modern, and brilliant! Patrick went over details on how to create the perfect pacing with elegance and then transition into a “fun” dance atmosphere that didn't feel like a standard cookie cutter wedding schedule. He put our nerves at rest rehearsing and making my kind of quirky daughter/father dance song easy for us. We had some weather challenges and the band was kind and ready to help at a moments notice. The girls were a blessing. Everyone is still buzzing and talking about the music. Again, we really appreciate all of your assistance and the encores. One of my favorite pictures is us raised in the middle of the floor surrounded by the guests holding their hands in the air. What a memory! We will see you again at Dennis and Amy's wedding in the spring. If you ever need a reference, please feel free to use our names. We are happy to recommend you to anyone. Grand slam!!


LOVED THEM

     Reviewed On 12/04/2014 

The old cliche is true...the only thing your guests really remember about a wedding is the entertainment. Your choice of food and ice sculptures will soon be forgotten, but an entertaining band will be remembered for years. My wife and I were married in March of this year. We spent months planning and prepping for the day and after seeing Green Thirteen perform at a showcase in a small bar, we knew they were going to be the hit of our wedding. They were willing to go beyond all my expectations to make our day special. Pat checked in all the time, and helped us pick out the perfect music for all the dances, and gave great suggestions on what typically works best. He also had no reservations to any songs that we chose, and was open to letting us have all the choices for the special day that we wanted. Green Thirteen took care of everything. Pat introduced our wedding party and also convinced my wife and I to play the drums. They had the dance floor jumping all night long and did a great job hosting the event. Even though our event was on the smaller side, the reception never lagged. This band is beyond friendly and professional, and just a real down to earth group. Everyone was talking about how good the band was the next morning! If you want a band that will give you a great memory of your special day with that personal touch that your are striving for, look here. You will congratulate each other later for making the call!


Wonderful band, especially for older guests

     Reviewed On 12/04/2014 

We LOVE Green Thirteen! When it came time to choose entertainment for my wedding, we were a bit concerned in general because we knew our guests were not dancers. We wanted to make sure all of our guests had fun dancing, but we knew that a big band with a lot of action and interplay would be better for us than a dj. Green Thirteen definitely made it happen! If you want to have the best party of your life they are just perfect. They fill the space with energy and enthusiasm and read the crowd. The people who aren't dancers and who normally sit awkwardly at their table were on the dance floor until the last dance. We had to make some last minute changes and Patrick was very professional and didn't make us feel bad at all. We had a worry free evening and a blast dancing at our wedding. I would recommend Green Thirteen to anyone who is getting married. Awesome day, we couldn't be happier!


Green Thirteen Literally Saved the Day!

     Reviewed On 12/04/2014 Tammy L

Words can't express our gratitude to Patrick and everyone in Green Thirteen for making it the most amazing wedding we could imagine. Our first band reassured us that they had insurance and a week before our wedding our hall declined them for insufficient coverage. Our hall recommended Patrick immediately and he essentially re-planned our reception in 3 days! He was helpful and fun and very patient as I asked my million questions. They catered to our every need. You name it, they did it, and did it well. All the vocalists were amazing. Patrick and the band were all about "showing our guests a good time", we couldn't have asked for more. Our dance floor was full of people all night long. We couldn't imagine the band being this excellent. The night was perfect and the band rocked everyone's socks off! The best pictures from the wedding are people going crazy on the dance floor. If you are looking for a wedding band, this is where you need to go. The managers know them and trust them for good reason. They will have excellent collaboration with your coordinators. Important--Important--Important! Thank you for saving my day and for making our special day spectacular!


GREAT GROUP*

     Reviewed On 12/02/2014 

If you are considering a band, look no further because Green Thirteen is TERRIFIC! We chose and planned a very non traditional wedding. Our ceremony was kept to a minimum, and the main focus was on partying and having fun with our family and friends. Our wedding was a blast. Weeks after the wedding people are still talking about how awesome the band was. Lady Gaga to Louis Jordan!!! Patrick was our contact and he was always very accessible and over accommodating. He met with us several times and helped address many of our concerns that developed over time. We can't say enough great things about them. Fantastic to work with and warm hearted individuals. If you want a band with top vocals and entertaining your guests from start to finish, then you just found you group. GREAT GROUP!


Green Thirteen - Not your typical wedding band!!

     Reviewed On 12/02/2014 

We were introduced to this group by our planner. We saw them perform at the Rookery in Chicago, when we heard a few songs we were sold. Patrick met us and presented everything they offered in a very relaxed dinner meeting. We felt that entertainment at the wedding was a very important part of the experience, and he worked with us to bring everything together. They sing the newest music available and do a really great job at it. They all looked GREAT!!! Not your typical wedding band here. From the moment we arrived they totally set the mood for all my guests to have a good time. In our opinion the songs they sang were better than the original. Patrick introduced all of our events and speakers really well. They definitely know how to do weddings! Trust them. Patrick was even kind enough to include live piano music for my cocktail hour because we offered to include dinner for the band, a great trade off. We were so happy with everything they offered. Would highly recommend over & over!


EXCELLENT customer service for our wedding

     Reviewed On 12/02/2014 

First off, EXCELLENT customer service. Green Thirteen was our favorite vendor. We chose an 8 piece band for the reception and had a live ceremony as well. Patrick was very helpful with recommendations, on time, and extremely courteous with our guests. The singers had amazing... Read More


Green Thirteen Delivers!

     Reviewed On 12/02/2014 

Green Thirteen played our wedding reception and my wife and I couldn't have been happier with you! You were always there every time we turned around or looked up. Great job hosting the night and introducing everyone. You said something early on that really struck home with us. You said that our wedding was more important to you than it was to us. We both honestly felt that you did, and we want to thank you and the band again for one of the greatest days of our lives. Green Thirteen Delivers!


Mother of the bride. Thank you Green Thirteen.

     Reviewed On 11/29/2014 

An absolute pleasure to work with from beginning to the end. They arrived long before us and were very professional all day. They play from song to song without a break keeping everyone on the dance floor. They know what gets the crowd motivated to keep them dancing. We haverecommended them to all of our friends and another guest booked them at our wedding. Fantastic gala band!


My Best Friends Wedding

     Reviewed On 11/29/2014 

We attended a wedding that you performed at in September. We thought you guys were great! Everyone loved you, the dance floor was always jumping and you never took a break! Great job keeping everyone involved. Props! 


GREAT band for your wedding!

     Reviewed On 11/28/2014 

Green Thirteen couldn't have done any more for us. We put all our faith in Patrick to create our schedule and pick the top songs that people like. The band was outstanding and made our wedding a blast. All my memories were people jumping, acting crazy and huge smiles! GREAT band for your wedding!


Our guests danced the night away!

     Reviewed On 11/28/2014 

Green Thirteen was amazing! The different styles of music they played was perfect. Not only did they make sure everyone was dancing they made sure that everyone was having fun. People danced the whole night and our guests are still telling how fun they were. Patrick was our master of ceremonies and we would recommend Green Thirteen to anyone!


The BEST Mix Of Music

     Reviewed On 11/28/2014 

My parents hired Green Thirteen for my sisters wedding. At the time my husband and I knew when the time came we wanted them included in our day. When the day arrived, I spoke to my father and we reached out to Patrick. He answered all of our questions, and met with us long before we even looked at a contract. He is always present to answer emails and phone calls no matter what time of the day or night. We chose the larger band with the saxophone musician and more singers than my sister had. They also learned songs that we requested that were not on their extensive song list. On the day of the wedding, the band sounded better than ever and kept everyone on the dance floor just as we expected. We chose some of the same music, and also requested a lot of current hits. Super fun, not too loud for the relatives, just a great mix that had everyone dancing all night. They all did a superior job!


Highly recommended

     Reviewed On 11/28/2014 

The Green Thirteen wedding band was great. They played songs from what I'd say was the sixties to todays top radio hits. They had a fast pace that kept everyone dancing. Highly recommended.


GREAT INVESTMENT & GREAT BAND

     Reviewed On 11/28/2014 

Green Thirteen did everything that you could imagine for our wedding. They did the ceremony music and outdoor speakers (in the middle of a golf course with no electricity), our cocktail hour, all the live music that we needed, our special lighting, and all of our scheduling. We danced all night, the performers were professional and they all sounded terrific. In the planning stage, Patrick was especially nice to work with and open to all our details. He knows that your wedding is about you. He took care of all our details, so we could relax and have the time of our life! One piece of advice that we can give is this...a three hour dance party goes by in a flash when the band does not take a break!! We can't say enough good things Green Thirteen. Well worth the investment. Great wedding band.


Talk Of the Town!!

     Reviewed On 11/28/2014 

Green Thirteen traveled all the way from Chicago to Traverse City, Michigan for our wedding day, and truly exceeded all of our expectations! Their high energy set sounded amazing and kept our guests of all ages on the dance-floor until the very end of the evening. We receivedrave reviews from all who attended, in fact the band was the main topic of conversation. Patrick was wonderful to communicate with throughout the entire planning process and effortlessly helped us re-coordinate a couple of very important last-minute schedule changes due to weather on our wedding day. Green Thirteen made our entire celebration incredible and we couldn't have asked for a more perfect reception! Thank you Patrick!!!


ROCK SOLID CHOICE

     Reviewed On 11/26/2014 

Green Thirteen completely blew us away. For starters, Patrick works with you to refine the song lineup and style of your ceremony, cocktail, dinner and reception. We really felt he got a sense of our personalitys in our meetings with him. He has the experience to combine all thestandard "crowd pleasers" and an appropriate number of all genres to appeal to the guests. The 5 vocalists were INCREDIBLE. I lost count of compliments we received. If your anything like me, the last thing that you'd think about when considering music for your reception is the order of events that happen. Not a problem! Since Patrick becomes your MC, planner and coordinator for the night you can't put a price tag on this. He helped us create a great flow, balancing all the important events (speeches, dinner, cake cutting, etc) with dance floor momentum and general room energy. He is passionate about the psychology behind how people feel at different times of your day. He was right on! I won't give away Patricks philosophy, but he has packing the dance floor down to a science! Seriously! Great job!


Excellent music!!

     Reviewed On 11/26/2014 

Patrick and his team were a pleasure to work with and over delivered! We received so many compliments on the music, and they had our guests dancing all night. All the vocalists were amazing and the musicians kept the crowd going with older and newer songs. I would recommend Green Thirteen to any couple looking for a stress free planning process and fabulous music.


We LOVE this band!

     Reviewed On 11/26/2014 

Hire this band! Every single person in the room was on the dance floor and I truly felt like I was at a concert watching the band play. They were upbeat, fun, energetic, and truly amazing to work with. It was such a pleasure working with Patrick. He was professional and extremely detailed oriented. We felt very confident early on that our day was in his hands. Both our event designer and our caterer commented that they had never seen so many people dancing for so long. My husband and I never once sat down, and my mother and father were shocked that all of their friends danced til the end. My father in law expected the older guests to leave after dinner, but the majority stayed until the end. I think it is true testament to the talent of Green Thirteen.


FANTASTIC and PROFESSIONAL

     Reviewed On 11/26/2014 

Thank you so much for performing at our wedding. Of all the vendors we had, you were the most professional and most responsive by far. Our wedding guests had an amazing time and they couldn't stop telling us about how great you guys were. Amanda and I were especially pleased with the special requests you were able to fulfill and your version of our first dance song. Your incredible performance will very likely result in more weddings from our guests that attended. Our ceremony was perfect and the entire day was incredible. Thank you again for making our event so special.


Excellent! Highly RECOMMEND!

     Reviewed On 11/25/2014 

Green Thirteen was an AMAZING band. Words cannot describe what they added to our reception. All our guests raved about the non-stop band, and they thoroughly enjoyed our wedding reception because of Green Thirteen. The band learned the songs that we asked, and they played all of our requests. The manager at our venue also told us that he had not heard a band this good play at their venue, ever. To me, that was a huge compliment. As a bride, all I wanted was a continuous dance party, and thats what we got with Green Thirteen. throughout the reception. Patrick helped us create a dream come true. Thanks Patrick! You ROCK! There is no doubt in my mind that we could have been happier with any band. The value for this band is amazing. Reserve them now!


FUN BAND 

     Reviewed On 11/25/2014 

AWESOME. You guys killed it! 4 hours with no breaks and we all danced until we were out of breath. Never seen this done by any group. Highly recommended. FUN FUN FUN!!



GREEN FOURTEEN IS THE ENTIRE PACKAGE!I was extremely excited when my best friend asked me to be her maid of honor and we couldn't wait for the day to arrive. She and her husband chose Green Fourteen. I can honestly say that from the moment we arrived on site after ceremony pictures, until we were gathering the table floral arrangements at the end of the night, Green Fourteen and Patrick were there at every minute to see that my best friend and her husband had the incredible day they had dreamed of. Incredible live cocktail music, organizing and introducing all of the bridal party, introducing toasts flawlessly, the perfect dinner music, also even checking in to see that the bride and groom and their immediate family members had drinks during dinner! Everything was extremely professional. When the live band started there was not a couple sitting in the room. The band played about 3 and a half hours without a single break. They performed a perfect mix of songs that kept every generation dancing all night long. Green Thirteen is the entire package, a class act. Highly recommended!
Knottie95301947
Reviewed on The Knot - 11/12/14
Location - Chicago
Alverez Wedding 10/18/14



GREAT BAND PROFESSIONAL ARTISTS
In planning our reception we were looking for four things from the band: Great product - the quality of their sound and presentation needed to be top tier. High energy - ability to get the dance floor full and keep it that way the entire night. Ability to operate independently - as busy professionals planning a wedding we wanted a band that we could give high level direction to and they take care of the rest with limited additional input from us. Good value - The mix of total cost versus band pieces and options included needed to be optimal. In all four of these areas, Green Thirteen exceeded expectations. Their sound & presentation were a cut above the other bands we saw when looking at options and have seen at other weddings. For a 130 person wedding to have a full dance floor for 3 straight hours (they took no breaks, a surefire momentum killer!) is very difficult to do. We had one meeting with Patrick to provide direction and hardly talked to him again until the start of the reception. He was organized, asked the right questions and most importantly got everything right. The total cost was slightly below quotes we received from other bands and more pieces and lighting were included. Two examples illustrate the difference between Green Thirteen and other bands: When researching bands, we saw them play at a suburban Chicago bar with less than ideal demographics for us to compare. Our wedding was primarily mid 30 year olds, this bar was older. The bar was rocking. After 2 songs it was clear this is one of the best cover bands we have seen. Other bands we saw had better settings yet markedly less energy in the crowd. At the reception, guests that don't dance were dancing and afterwards unprompted feedback from everyone was glowing. That just doesn't happen unless the band killed it. We have and will continue to highly recommend Green Thirteen to others. Thank you Patrick, great job!
Knottie85713622
Reviewed on The Knot - 11/05/14
Location - Chicago Suburbs
Sean McIrvin Wedding 09/27/14



WONDERFUL BAND!
Very much enjoyed the music even though I can't dance. The band set the tone and rocked it out the whole night! Would highly recommend this band to anyone!
cstroncek
Reviewed on The Knot - 10/31/14
Location - Chicago
Carolyn McIrvin Wedding 09/27/14


BEST BAND CHOICE EVER!!  
We first saw the reviews on theknot.com and went to see them at a usually sleepy bar in the suburbs...they were the best band I had seen live! They really got the party going! And on the wedding day, they did exactly the same thing!
The head of the band, Patrick, was a dream to work with. He was extremely responsive from the moment I contacted him and he was more than helpful in planning AND in making the day a success. Everyone is saying that they were the best wedding band they had ever seen...and it is true! They never took a break in 3 hours! At the end of the night, when people were getting tired, the band members joined us on the dance floor to sing and dance with us! IT was AMAZING!!! Details before the wedding: Patrick meets with you to help understand exactly what you want and what you want your vibe to be...and then he makes it happen flawlessly. I felt like I could not worry about the party at all, because he would make it happen (such a relief!) On the wedding day, Patrick checked in with me several times to make sure everything was in order and going according well...and he even helped us practice our first dance and gave us feedback! Ok, so pretty much this was the best money spent on the wedding. It made the party a huge success. And even people who weren't at the wedding are asking me "about that band at your wedding..." Yes, they are legendary! Best money spent!
cstroncek
Reviewed on The Knot - 10/21/14
Location - Chicago Suburbs
Carolyn McIrvin Wedding 09/27/14




GREAT PARTY!
We chose Green Thirteen to be our wedding band after my now husband spent hours talking to probably 20 different bands. After talking with Patrick and watching some example videos, we felt pretty confident that Green Thirteen was just what we were looking for - FUN! Patrick was super organized and everything ran so smoothly on the day of the wedding. The band played nonstop all night and kept all of our friends and family on the dance floor! Thank you Green Thirteen!
Knottie82342584
Reviewed on The Knot - 10/14/14
Location - Chicago
Michael and Shania Vanacker Wedding 09/12/14



A NIGHT TO REMEMBER!
Green thirteen MADE our wedding! Our guests are still ranting and raving about them! Working with Patrick was such a pleasure. He was willing to go the extra mile and covered all the details which really put me at ease. Everyone in the band was enthusiastic, professional and extremely talented. The only negative thing I can say is the night had to end! ... Wish i could get married again! Just to have them again!!
Knottie17049675
Reviewed on The Knot - 09/24/14
Location - Chicago 
Michael & Katie Camalo Wedding 05/24/14



GREEN THIRTEEN STOLE THE SHOW!!  
Im a groom who recently was married in aug 2014. We always knew we wanted a band but had a hard time finding one. We stumbled upon Green Thirteen at a street fest in Chicago. We both knew that was the type of band we wanted at our wedding. We emailed them the next day to see if they do weddings and were pleasantly surprised that weddings was their specialty. We set up a meeting with Patrick and he brought the energy we were looking for and the organization we needed. Patrick did a great job dj the wedding and the band was unbelievable. I get compliments all the time on our wedding at to be honest it was Green Thirteen that stole the show. I highly recommend you give their website a look if you are looking for a great band with great pricing.
Knottie79147399
Reviewed on The Knot - 09/23/14
Location: Chicago Suburbs
08/09/14



WEDDING REVIEW! 
Green Thirteen was the band at my daughter and son-in-law's wedding.We were very happy with them. They are a talented band and had the crowd dancing! In addition, they played all night without taking a break so the energy never faded. If you're thinking about a DJ for your wedding, IMHO you can't beat a live band and Green Thirteen won't disappoint you! Patrick was very attentive and made everything go smoothly all night long. It was a fantastic night! JOE T 
Knottie19112487
Reviewed on The Knot - 09/21/14
Location - Chicago Suburbs
Jackie & Bryan Kovach Wedding 06/21/14



GREEN THIRTEEN IS THE PERFECT WEDDING BAND CHOICE!
I highly recommend Green Thirteen for your wedding band! Patrick and the entire crew worked tirelessly to make our wedding day absolutely perfect! From the DJ'd ceremony to the 3 hours of LIVE music with Saxophone player, the music was the "talk of the wedding"! Patrick works with you to make sure everything is organized and exactly what you want! You will be happy you chose this band as I can not say enough good things about them! Thanks for making our day spectacular!
lisahos02
Reviewed on The Knot - 09/18/14
Location - Chicago Suburbs
Lisa Hospodar Wedding 08/09/14



THE TOTAL PACKAGE!!  
So, as the groom (28 years old), I'm supposed to write an unbiased review. I think that's a slightly unfair request as I, and all our guests, owe a lifetime of memories to Patrick and Green Thirteen and their ability to make a group ranging from 21-74 year olds be on the dance floor for THREE straight hours. Seriously, how can I make this fair to any other band you might be considering? Conclusion: I won't. From 2 months leading up to the wedding up until the very end, Patrick was there with us. When we first spoke and let him know we were having an intercultural (Swedish/American) barn wedding, we figured it would cause some problems. Nope. Patrick never thought twice. His excitement and energy in making sure we got everything we wanted gave us a sense that, regardless of how insane everything else was during planning, this major part of the wedding was 100% in control. Patrick arrived hours early to get everything set up at the barn. He was in constant contact with us and our "planners" (bridesmaids). He set up a remote sound system for our ceremony, and even had a couple of his band members accompany two singers we had during the ceremony. He also took care of our ceremonial march, and post-ceremony cocktail hour. Without him, it would not have been half as perfect. Timing, music quality, and overall professionalism created an amazing ambiance. Now Swedish people love to talk (we had 16 speeches throughout dinner), but Patrick was there for the toastmasters (MCs) providing entrance music for each speaker, and setting an atmosphere that had people up and dancing at their tables in the middle of eating!! Now, we are finally to the actual performance. With a decent-sized band, performing in a barn in a rural setting for around 80 people starting at 11 pm, one would assume that just a bit of energy might be left to the side, right? I think by this point, you know the answer. As I mentioned above, the band performed the ENTIRE time. No breaks. No silence at any point. Song after song after song. And what did all of our guests do? They danced. And sang. And laughed. The dance floor was never empty. This was due to the high energy music to start, combined with the ability to get a feel for the type of music that everyone wanted without even having to ask! When my 72-year-old grandfather is up and dancing at 1 am next to my 21-year-old brother, I can safely say that EVERYONE enjoyed the music. It was just about the best mix of old favorites and current hits, performed like a true concert. Even after the set was done, Patrick didn't stop. He stayed and DJ'ed until the last person left at 4 am. He never once dropped in his energy or professionalism. Always ensuring that he had it all under control and for us to just enjoy ourselves. HE was there for US! If you have skipped any of my long-winded rambling, I don't blame you. You can see that he took care of EVERYTHING, so I wanted to identify each and every one. As a summation, here is the main point: If you want to have a good time, you can choose any live band. BUT, if you want to make your wedding/reception/party something that people will talk about for the next 20 years as one of the best nights they've ever had, all while being able to relax and enjoy it yourself, choose Patrick and Green Thirteen.
Knottie4009645 
Reviewed on The Knot - 09/17/14
Location - Chicago Suburbs
Filippa Bernhardsson & Ryan Cekander Wedding 09/06/14
 


BEST. NIGHT. EVER.  
Green Thirteen truly achieved the "party" vibe we wanted our guests to feel on our wedding day. We had a surprise reveal of the band and from the moment the curtains opened, our guests never left the dance floor. They took all of our requests and music tastes into consideration and really rocked out! They made it extra personal for me by allowing me to sing my all time favorite song on stage with them. Truly a once in a lifetime experience and the cherry on top of a perfect night! Green Thirteen are professional and provide the utmost quality entertainment and service. They brought so much energy to our special day and everyone is still talking about them! Patrick is more than a band manager/drummer. He is your partner the day of the event and understands event flow and timeline. We love Green Thirteen!
iam4IU09
Reviewed on The Knot - 09/17/14
Location - Chicago Suburbs
(Bride) Jodi Campbell & Daniel Hill Wedding 08/16/14



BEST WEDDING BAND EVER!
This is the easiest review to write because this band truly was such a huge part of the wedding. Not only did they sound amazing and play ALL the right songs, they interacted with the crowd. Not in an intrusive way, but in a way in which you couldn't help but get up and dance, sing along with them when they pointed the microphone at you, and when they brought the bride and groom up on stage to sing and eventually, crowd surf. They were so great. You could tell they really got to know what the bride and groom wanted, and I've been to millions of weddings so I know how important that piece is to the overall experience. Highly, highly recommend. Great job!
cmhutton
Reviewed on The Knot - 09/17/14
Location - Chicago Suburbs
 


SO AWESOME!
The band absolutely crushed it!! I was so impressed with their professionalism, talent, and enthusiasm. Thanks so much for nailing it and making this wedding reception the best that I have ever experienced. Cheers!
Knottie73059795
Reviewed on The Knot - 09/17/14
Location - Chicago Suburbs
(Best Man) Jodi Campbell & Daniel Hill Wedding 08/16/14



EXCELLENT BAND, GREAT EXPERIENCE!!   
Patrick and the Green Thirteen Band were fantastic from start to finish. They play great music of all genres for all ages, and they have wonderful stage presence. Our guests were on the dance floor all night long, and everyone raved about the band! No joke, our wedding turned into a rock concert with everyone from my grandma, to our flower girl partying for several hours straight. Beyond the music, Patrick was great to work with pre-wedding. He was meticulous with the song selections and details we requested for our reception, and truly brought the entire package of entertainment/master of ceremonies we needed at our wedding. He was professional and always available to answer questions leading up to the wedding. The wedding planning process is daunting, draining, and demanding... at times it really sucked. But, hiring Green Thirteen was truly one of the best decisions we made. You won't regret working with them, or the product they provide.
Knottie7076187 
Reviewed on The Knot - 09/17/14
Location - Chicago Suburbs
(Groom) Jodi Campbell & Daniel Hill Wedding 08/16/14



THESE GUYS WERE GREAT!!!  
Patrick and his band were more than we could have hoped for. We had advanced talks with numerous bands and he was a breath of fresh air with his preparation, organization, and professionalism. 
We made a ton of changes to our requested song list and timeline very close to the wedding and he incorporated all of them without a problem and without a hitch on our day of. He was so helpful on the day of the wedding and took care of EVERYTHING for us, which was such a relief. He made changes on the fly the day of as well to change our timeline to adjust for the lateness of our caterer/food - which made the evening even better. The band itself never took a break for 3 hours and played every song we asked for. They filled a super large reception hall and kept the dance floor all night with all our guests. Would highly recommend Patrick/Green Thirteen team to anyone looking for an awesome time.
Knottie00304137
Reviewed on The Knot - 09/16/14
Location - Chicago Suburbs
Shania Trattner & Michael VanAcker Wedding 09/12/14



GREEN THIRTEEN IS AMAZING!!! 
Green thirteen played at our daughter's wedding in February of this year. I have never been to a wedding with a better band. Not one person was disappointed!! They kept the guests entertained the entire night without any lag time. They were courteous, professional and talented musicians. I cant say enough about how awesome they were to work with both before the event and the day of the wedding. I would pay to see them at other venues. Thank you green thirteen for making our daughter and son in laws wedding day a wonderful and memorable event which will be talked about for years to come!! You are awesome!!
Knottie00304137
Reviewed on The Knot - 09/10/14
Location - Chicago Suburbs
Jessica Gibson& Kevin Venard Wedding 02/22/14



BEST WEDDING BAND EVER!
Green Thirteen did an amazing job for our wedding. They were very professional, organized, not to mention they sounded awesome. We got so many comments about how great the band was and how much fun everyone had. Also since they were so organized it allowed us to enjoy our night. I would definetly recommend them. I am so glad we had them at our wedding. They truly helped make it the best day ever!!!!
melissakenowski
Reviewed on The Knot - 09/15/14
Location - Chicago 
Melissa Kenowski Wedding 08/02/14



GREEN 13 IS THE WEDDING BAND TO BOOK!
Green 13 was one of the best parts of my wedding! Patrick was a pleasure to work with and did an amazing job staying in constant communication with me so the wedding day would go perfect...and it did! He was professional while staying light hearted and working with me every moment up until the big day. On the wedding day everything went flawless from the DJ'd ceremony to the live band set. We paid for an extra hour of live band (4 hours total) plus a saxophone player and it was beyond worth it! The band rocked the crowd all the way to the end and we have been hearing rave reviews ever since! I would HIGHLY recommend Green 13 to any couple looking for an organized band leader and a great group of musicians to blow your wedding reception right out of the water! Love everything about them!
lisahos02
Reviewed on The Knot - 08/13/14
Location - Chicago 
Lisa Hospodar Wedding 08/09/14



THE LIFE OF THE PARTY!!  
We booked Green Thirteen to play our wedding reception and received so much more than we expected! They really made the reception by getting everyone energized and even MCing the whole night. They kept the pace and made sure everything went PERFECTLY. They sounded great and everyone kept telling us so. We were proud to have them spear-head our entertainment for the evening! Plus Patrick is AWESOME ;)
itskorn7
Reviewed on The Knot - 08/13/14
Location - Chicago Suburbs
Gina Lynch & Andy Halder Wedding 01/03/14



KEPT THE PARTY GOING!!!!  
GREEN THIRTEEN was responsible for making my daughter's wedding a huge success. Patrick, the band leader was so attentive to my daughter about answering questions and was always very helpful in all aspects of planning. At the reception this band got all our guests up on their feet to dance, even the 80 year olds, and in order to keep the party going they did not take a break! Now that's dedication to your business and to your clients! Thank you Green Thirteen for the time of my life!!
Marehop
Reviewed on "The Knot" - 08/12/14
Location - Chicago 
Mary Ann (MOB) - Lisa Hospodar Wedding 08/09/14



HERO OF THE DAY!!!  
Patrick and his band was the highlight of our reception. Our guests to this day still comment on how great Green Thirteen was. His preparation, organization, and availability made the planning process so stress free. If it wasn't for his great attention to detail, me and my wife would have been truly unprepared and I feel that he cared for our reception to be a true success. Our reception was at Cafe Brauer in December. By chance the weather ended up being a beautiful 51 degree day in the middle of winter. It was a blessing, yet the warm weather also brought this unholy traffic in Chicago the likes of which god has never seen!!! About 3/4 of our guests were late and Patrick made the offer to delay the start until everyone arrived and continued the cocktail hour to keep the guests that were there at ease. That offer hit home for me as any other "band" would have kept to the timeline or charge extra, etc.. What I love about Patrick and Green Thirteen is their ability to adapt on the fly without any hesitation. I would highly recommend them for their professionalism and more importantly the ability to exceed ones expectations. They truly were the icing on our wedding cake!!! Thank You Patrick & Green Thirteen!!!
Knottie86687606
Reviewed on "The Knot" - 08/11/14
Location - Chicago 
Yousuf & Kristin Ahmed Wedding 08/09/14



BOOK THIS BAND TODAY!!!!   
My husband and I checked out a ton of bands when we were planning our wedding and without a doubt, we chose the absolute best band in Green Thirteen! From our first email exchange until the end of our wedding night, Patrick and the band continued to impress us. They were quick to respond (often within a few hours), super prompt (arriving hours before our on site ceremony to avoid testing speakers/setting up while guests were present), adaptive (letting us change our on song choices the day before), knowledgeable on all aspects of the wedding process (acting not only as our band, but also as our event planner & emcee) and an awesome band that kept the night running smoothly and our guests dancing all night! Our guests are still raving about how much fun the band was and how they appealed to all ages! They even let our 4 year old ring bearer play the drums with the band all night :) Green Thirteen was one of our favorite parts of the wedding and we would definitely recommend this band to all brides and grooms!
jesskevin14
Reviewed on "The Knot" - 07/30/14
Location - Chicago 
Jessica Gibson & Kevin Venard Wedding 02/22/14



GREAT BAND!!!   
I'm not a man of many words but we had tons of compliments from everyone who was at the wedding. Patrick kept everything together and made the process very easy. I would certainly recommend them to anyone. They know how to work a room! *edit* 3 monts later and people are still talking about the band. They're that good!
bryank321
Reviewed on "The Knot" - 07/30/14
Location - Chicago Suburbs



GREEN 13 MAY 2014 WEDDING!!  
Working with Patrick made the wedding day so much less stressful. Patrick met with us about 4 months before the wedding, he wanted to make sure he had the names and spelling along with the pronunciation of each member so that everything went off without a hitch. We were able to do most of the information through e-mail but Patrick really desires to get to know the bride and groom so that he can have more than a virtual knowledge of the couple. Patrick went out of his way to make sure we had the style of music throughout the night and he hit it spot on. Everyone was up dancing throughout the entire night and I must have had at least 20 different couple ask about the band. The band was engaged the entire time and the quality of the performance as well as the song choices kept the dance floor full for 3 hrs. We had people from 10 to 80 on the dance floor at the same time and all enjoyed the great music. My mother pointed out that one one time other than the initial songs (bride/groom, father/daughter & mother/son) were there less than 20 people on the dance floor. While other things around the night had little mishaps Patrick was right there making sure that we had everything we needed, he even went out of his way to help relax us with a drink when some things at the venue didn't go 100% as planned. He is an excellent person to work work and his desire to please his bride and groom didn't go unnoticed. Pick Patrick, you will be happy you did.
latzkk88
Reviewed on "The Knot" - 07/08/14
Location - Chicago 
Michael & Katie Camalo Wedding 05/24/14



BEST INVESTMENT FOR YOUR WEDDING!!  
So you are experiencing the joy of planning a wedding. I just got married May 31st 2014 & I feel your pain. Being the groom there wasn't a lot that I had a lot of say in while planning our wedding. I mean I had my input but really it was my job to make sure the bride to be got everything she wanted & with Green Thirteen she did & then some! Music has always been a big part of my life & My soon to be wife understood this & let me have the pleasure in picking out our entertainment. I say pleasure because with Green Thirteen it really was! Patrick is the amazing drummer & the man you want to talk to. We interviewed a few other bands before Green Thirteen & stopped as soon as we seen them perform & sat down with Patrick. My impression after speaking with him is that he is out to be the best band you can spend your money on and I & everyone at our wedding felt that they are the best wedding band/entertainment they have ever heard/seen. 
Patrick has a ton of energy & will put you at easy how detailed he is. We meet with him a few times & he had our wedding events planned out to the min for us which helps tremendously. We didn't have a wedding planner & really you can save your money not having one & put that money into your entertainment fund because, with Patrick you really do not need one. We had a meeting with Patrick, our event coordinator & our Photographers a month before our wedding & they both thought he was our wedding planner. I had so much faith in him that I ended up having Green Thirteen take care of our wedding ceremony music, cocktail music & our reception & could not be happier. People will forget what your flowers look like, the color of your table linens & chair covers, they may even forget how good your food was. They will not forget how good your band was! We have people telling us all the time how much fun our wedding was, how great our band was, that we threw the best wedding/party that they have ever attended & have had people ask us if we can do it again, just so they can go back & have another night that was that much fun. Do yourself a favor & book this band!! You will only be sorry if you don't! After our wedding was over I felt like I wanted to be friends with Patrick & I wanted to throw a party just to have Green Thirteen perform for us again. My Wife doesn't know this yet, but I am going to make that last part happen!  Patrick, if you are reading this don't forget to call us & let us know when you are performing around town. We will be there!
1cheesek
Reviewed on "The Knot" - 06/24/14
Location - Chicago Suburbs
Erica & Christopher Cisek Wedding 05/31/14
 


GLENDA KEMNITZ FOR GREEN THIRTEEN!
Green Thirteen was recommended by a friend and did not disappoint! They were high energy, worked with us and hall to make sure every detail was taken care of to our liking. The music was great, band fun and interactive. Our goal for the evening was for everyone to have a great time and Green Thirteen helped to make that happen. From coordinating the toast schedule, dinner, cake cutting schedule to keeping everything moving perfectly and most importantly keeping the party going on the dance floor. They played through their break and looked like they were having just as much fun as the guests. 

So many people told us that our wedding was the most fun they have had at a wedding ever or in a long time and we would agree. We would hire Green Thirteen again without hesitation!
KPMG
Reviewed on "The Knot" - 06/12/14
Location - Chicago 
Glenda Kemnitz Wedding



ERICA CISEK
Patrick and green thirteen-
I can not thank you enough for making our wedding this past weekend such a success. I can't tell you how many people came up to me throughout the night and told me how great the band is...along with the day after. Their music selection was so broad and they played such a well rounded mix throughout the entire night. You can tell each member in the band is very passionate about music and truly enjoys what they do. They interacted with the crowd and I don't think the dance floor was empty at any point in the night. They must have been so into it, they didn't even take a break which is mind blowing to me. Patrick- thank you for all of your dedication. You are truly a blessing to brides. For those looking to spend money on a wedding planner, no need because Patrick is your guy. He had our entire timeline planned down to the minute. Thank you for being so punctual from the moment we contacted you. He really goes out of his way for whatever it is the couple wants and finds a way to make it happen. Thank you for taking time out throughout the night to check in with family members to see if they needed anything. Please never stop playing, you guys really are awesome and I will ALWAYS recommend you for any and all upcoming weddings! Thank you so much again from the bottom of my heart. -The new Erica Cisek
ebailey1786
Reviewed on "The Knot" - 06/02/14
Location - Chicago 
(Guest) Glenda Kemnitz Wedding 
 


EXCELLENT PARTY BAND!
It's been a long time since I have experienced a live band at a wedding reception, and I was extremely impressed with the quality of service that Green Thirteen provided to the wedding dance. I don't think at first that I even realized how much work was being accomplished by the Green Thirteen team. They were providing live music during the hors d'ouevre hour and then the DJ service through the dinner. They were organized, efficient, and interested in making the day flow in exactly the way that the bride and groom wished.
As a musician myself, I was most impressed by the three straight hours that they provided music for the dance floor. Who has that kind of stamina nowadays?! I was amazed by their professionalism and energy. The band was all that most of us were talking about the next morning at the hotel breakfast, besides how happy the bride and groom were together. I hope that Green Thirteen's interaction with the kids helps to spark a desire to perform in them someday. Watching my friends' children bang away on those drums was a precious memory that I won't soon forget! Even when they were finished with their live performance, the DJ kept the dance floor hopping while the rest of the band struck down their instruments in a professional manner. If I was planning an event for a wedding (or even for prom since I am a high school teacher) I would not hesitate to book this band for my party. I believe that they fulfill on their promise of tailoring the event experience to your needs. I am astonished that there is a live music group out there who is willing to fit their clients' personalities and desires (for every group they service!) instead of simply pursuing their own musical preferences and interests. Book them, you won't be disappointed!
DeannaBott
Reviewed on "The Knot" - 04/16/14
Location - Chicago 
Erica & Christopher Cisek Wedding 05/31/14



STOP LOOKING. BOOK THIS BAND. MOVE ON TO THE REST OF YOUR LIST!!!! 
My husband and I were planning a wedding in 10 weeks. We found our vendors quickly, except the band. We met with lots of folks, and just couldn’t get a good vibe. I came across Patrick about 4 weeks before our wedding; he emailed me back within 5 minutes of writing him. After exchanging about a dozen emails in about an hour, it was clear that he was a fun, personable, passionate, responsible band leader. We booked him! (And were excited when, the next morning, we had multiple emails from other bands saying, “We are booked on your date but you should try GREEN THIRTEEN because they are amazing!”.) Next up, we met up and had a long conversation where it was clear that Patrick was trying to get a sense of who we are as a couple, our personality, our interests. Patrick was never in a hurry in this meeting, rather, it felt like he would have sat there with us for as many hours as it took to get all the information he needed, from logistics to how to pronounce the bridal party’s names. (Their pre-meeting planning packet is awesome!!! They’re the only band I talked to who had something like that, and it just shows how organized they are.) Next Patrick created an amazing, detailed timeline, minute by minute, of the evening. For someone like me who plans events and is highly organized, this was awesome. I realized that I could let go of some of the control I knew I’d be trying to have (as a producer, I can’t help myself!) on that night. And sure enough, it was true. I totally trusted in Patrick to hit all the beats, speeches, special dances, etc, that we had talked about. He didn’t miss a thing. Not only did he do everything that we had talked about, he did MORE. We had a small wedding, about 80 people. One of the things we hadn’t thought about in terms of having a small wedding is that sometimes the dance floor can look EMPTY. When you have 250 people, it’s always full (if the band is good!) and if a dozen or so people take off early, it’s no big deal. We had an older crowd, and people did leave early to get home to babysitters. And I was a bit freaked out that people were leaving and that not enough people would dance. But… the music came on, and it was so good, that everyone who was still there was out on that dance floor. Now, here comes the amazing part: in the back of my mind, I knew that when the band was going to take their ONE scheduled break (most bands I talked to take at least two, and sometimes three or four) that we would probably lose a bunch of people who would stop, maybe even go home, and the second set would be pretty empty (and sad!). I was so happy when the minutes passed by and the band kept playing, because I was dreading them breaking and people heading home. But… an hour went by, a second hour went by, more time went by and I realized… THEY WERE NOT STOPPING! I leaned in to my husband and said, “Patrick knows that if he takes a break, we’re going to lose the rest of our party goers. I think he’s just playing straight through.” And that is exactly what he did. He and the band played for about 3 hours and 15 minutes with not a single minute of break. He SAVED my wedding!! I was so worried that the last 90 minutes would be empty and a waste, and he totally saved the day. I’m not even exaggerating. He read the room, and he knew what to do without even asking me or me having to say anything. It was amazing. The Knot says I'm out of room, so if you want the rest, email me at kbenedy@cdm.depaul.edu.
kristynjobenedy
Reviewed on "The Knot" - 12/28/13
Location - Chicago 
Kristyn Benedyk & Matthew Irvine Wedding 12/14/13
 
 

BEST DECISION YOU CAN MAKE!
Hiring Green Thirteen was, hands down, the best decision we made aside fron actually deciding to get married. Patrick was wonderful to work with in planing the evening and on the actual reception night. The band was fantastic, fun and full of energy. I actually thought it was a CD playing when the band first started because they sounded so tight and on the money. I can't recommend them any higher!
mgirvine
Reviewed on "The Knot" - 12/24/13
Location - Chicago 
Kristyn Benedyk & Matthew Irvine Wedding 12/14/13



GREAT SERVICE GREAT MUSIC!!  
From the beginning, Green Thirteen did a great job planning for our wedding reception. Patrick responded within minutes to all of our emails and text messages. They knew exactly what information they would need to make our wedding reception run smoothly and made the whole process very easy. After all of the planning was done, Green Thirteen did a fantastic job managing every aspect of our wedding reception. They practically doubled as wedding planners, handling everything from playing music during the cocktail hour, emceeing the wedding reception events, and of course, playing music. Green Thirteen's music was fantastic. They have enough members to play just about anything we could have wanted, and they did just that. They even let some of our younger family members rock out with them on stage! Green Thirteen also did a great job appealing to all audiences, young and old. We were concerned that a live band may be too loud for some of our more senior guests, but this ended up not being a problem at all. All of our guests had great things to say about Green Thirteen! It was a pleasure working with Patrick and Green Thirteen. We would highly recommend them!
illini4013
Reviewed on "The Knot" - 12/03/13
Location - Chicago Suburbs
Jay & Jessica Lindgren Wedding 06/15/13



FANTASTIC WEDDING BAND! 
My husband and I had Green Thirteen at our wedding on 10/12/13 and they were great! They made the whole reception atmosphere absolutely perfect and were more than I expected. They were fantastic, professional, and got everyone involved. A lot of times it is hard to find a great band but my husband and I couldn't be happier to have found Green Thirteen! They were like our own personal wedding planner from the very beginning. They helped with a secret dance from my dad and I and even have a whole packet to fill out with any and all requests you could ask for! They were great and so many people are now asking us about them and we were happy to give them their info. You would be making a huge mistake if you didn't get Green Thirteen for your wedding. They play top hits and all the songs you could ever imagine. They were perfect. 
miguesandemilie
Reviewed on "The Knot" - 10/27/13
Location - Chicago 
Emilie & Mike Wawrzynski Wedding 10/12/13
 


THE BEST BAND EVER!!! 
By far the best band! When I called for the first time I got an answer RIGHT AWAY. Patrick greeted me and gave me a few details. He told me he would send me an e-mail in about 15 minutes with package deals and some up coming show dates for us to attend to check them out. Sure enough I received an e-mail immediately as promised. It was already the best experience I had with contacting a band for the wedding compared to others I had contacted. Patrick/Green Thirteen was always quick to get back to us whether it was a call...text...or sending documents via email. They were friendly and affordable. They did an awesome job keeping all of our detailed paperwork, contract, timeline and everything organized. They were beyond willing to work with us and personalize every bit of the wedding reception. Patrick and one of the other guys came out to my town to meet with us to confirm all of the details. They were so flexible as far as picking a place to meet and a time that fit our schedule. I loved that they had so many package options and each one could be personalized to fit our personalities and needs for the wedding. They are great!!!!
rhondarey
Reviewed on The Knot - 10/17/13
Location - Chicago 
Bobby Curtis & Rhonda Curtis Wedding 08/20/10



ABSOLUTELY AWESOME!!  
Green Thirteen was such an awesome group to work with for my wedding. I was highly impressed with the quick responses via e-mail, texts and phone calls. They even invited us to come out to a show before we made any decisions. Patrick is the guy that we communicated with and he made sure everything was detailed and personalized for our wedding! They made having a band at our wedding so easy! Any possible question we could think of was answered! Patrick and one of the other band members even met with us a few weeks before our wedding to go thru the detailed time line, song lists, etc. They actually met us at a restaurant near us so that it was more convenient for us! They were affordable, reliable, dependable, personable and overall just AWESOME! I was at ease for my wedding knowing that I was personally able to sit down with them to confirm all of the details that had been set! The way they worked with us definitely reassured us that they were the best choice. If we could do it all over again I would not change one bit!
rhondarey
Reviewed on "The Knot" - 10/17/13
Location - Chicago Suburbs
(FOB) Emilie & Mike Wawrzynski Wedding 08/20/10



PATRICK DOODY ROCKS! 
My daughter got married this past Saturday after a 9 month engagement. Finding and appropriate band was one of our first orders of business, and Patrick made that process of organizing, choosing music, setting timelines and finalizing all music details super stressfree (trust me, you will need some stress-free in your life while planning a wedding). I found him to be prompt in his replies, he asked a ton of questions, and made of think of details that we had no idea we needed. Call Patrick - you won't be sorry!
dworl1
Reviewed on "The Knot" - 10/17/13
Location - Chicago 
(FOB) Emilie & Mike Wawrzynski Wedding 10/12/13
 


AMAZING-EXCEEDED ALL EXPECTATIONS!!! 
Green Thirteen was the absolute best part of our wedding. As an obsessive bride wanting everything to be in its place and go just right, Patrick was a Godsend: professional, personable, accommodating, and ORGANIZED! I did not worry for a second about the flow of the evening...and it went absolutely perfectly. Patrick took care of everything to my total satisfaction. Honestly, guests will forget what the flowers looked like or what type of tie you had on the chair bows. They will NOT forget how much fun they had at your wedding. During the dancing between courses, my family told me they wanted to totally skip the rest of the courses, not eat, and just dance. EVERYONE was on the dance floor having a blast, and Patrick even came out in the middle of the dance floor and sang with all my guest- and a blast for everyone. If there was one piece of advice I would give to another bride, it would be to hire Green Thirteen. There is NOT another band with as much talent or energy or GUARANTEE to make your wedding night the time of your life.
Elisalinh1
Reviewed on "The Knot" - 09/28/13
Location - Chicago 
Elisa Nguyen & Scott Jung Wedding 06/16/13
 


MOTHER OF THE BRIDE!
Love the band! Nice looking members and very talented. Patrick was easy and pleasant work with. He met with us several times before the wedding to work on itinerary for the evening.
rosapitassi
Reviewed on "The Knot" - 09/27/13
Location - Chicago 
Pitassi Wedding 08/03/13
 


EXACTLY WHAT WE WERE LOOKING FOR! 
Green Thirteen was exactly the entertainment that my wife and I were looking for; a good live band that could blend both "classic" wedding songs along side modern hits. They are anything but your average "bar cover band". Green Thirteen was a very professional band with professional gear and a polished and tight sound. They were able to reproduce the sounds of many hit songs so well, that you would swear you were listening to the actual artist live. I would highly recommend Green Thirteen as your wedding band, you would not be disappointed. 
kvnkauf23
Reviewed on "The Knot" - 09/26/13
Location - Chicago 
Amber Reiherzer & Kevin Kaufman Wedding 06/14/13
 


AMAZING BAND! 
My wife and I were thrilled with every aspect of working with Green Thirteen for our July 2013 wedding. In addition to putting on an outstanding show, the band was an absolute pleasure to work with. Patrick was unbelievably helpful and accommodating during the planning process. Moreover, on the night-of, Patrick was so present and helpful that family members asked us if he was our wedding planner. We can't say enough about how great this band was to work with and how amazing their performance was. Must-book!
groomra
Reviewed on "The Knot" - 09/26/13
Location - Chicago 
Anthony Antonacci Wedding 05/14/13



GREEN THIRTEEN WAS A HUGE HIT! 
When I started planning our wedding, my ultimate goal was to have our guests walk away saying "that was the best wedding ever!!" Green Thirteen - did just that! Thank you for making a big part of our reception so memorialable and unforgettable!!
katzat
Reviewed on "The Knot" - 09/26/13
Location - Chicago 
Kathy Zatarski & Art Simms Wedding 07/20/13



HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 
My wife and I worked with Patrick Doody to plan the music at our wedding reception. We went to Patrick with a shoestring budget and very limited vision of what we wanted our event to entail. Patrick not only worked to find us a package that would fit our budget, but he graciously and professionally walked us through each detail as if it were his own wedding. Can't say enough good things about our experience!
mrtrattner
Reviewed on "The Knot" - 09/26/13
Location - Chicago 
Elise Landiak & Mike Trattner Wedding 09/06/13



MOST FUN I EVER HAD IN 1 NIGHT! 
I have absolutely no reservations in my recommendation of Green Thirteen (GT). As the groom, I was really willing to let my wife plan the wedding just the way she wanted it - but when it came to the band, I wanted to be sure we had an awesome band that would make our night just over the top. GT was that band. First, they were very good at communicating with us, giving suggestions, and making sure that every detail was planned. They even coordinated with the event coordinator at the country club we had the reception at. This really put us at ease - especially my wife. Besides the ubeleiveable extra attention they showed to the planning of the reception, their music was awesome. They made songs that I was never all that crazy about sound awesome and people were on the dance floor literally all night - no exaggeration. It was a very young wedding (most guests in their mid 20's to early 50's) but they did a good job of alienating no one. The music selection was outstanding and they were sure to include songs we specicially wanted (or leave out ones we did not). This was honestly the most fun I've ever had...I'm sure much of it was because it was my wedding, but I could tell people loved being there and the band made the atmosphere that much better. Our friends and family still make comments to us about how much fun it was and how great Green Thirteen was. Thank you to Patrick and all of Green Thirteen for all of their efforts....you all did an amazing job and exceeded our expectations.
NapervilleGroom
Reviewed on "The Knot" - 09/25/13
Location - Chicago 
Anthony Antonacci Wedding 05/14/13



BEST CHOICE EVER! 
We absolutely loved the Green Thirteen!!! Since the first meeting, they were very professional and gave us the confidence. The band was awesome and our guests danced all the time till the end. Green Thirteen was the best wedding vendor we had. They took last minute requests and were flawless during the entire process. I highly recommend them. As a bride, you want someone that you can trust and take one more thing off your plate.
hojok
Reviewed on "The Knot" - 09/23/13
Location - Chicago Suburbs
Karine Hojo & Tom Boland Wedding 08/24/13



GREEN THIRTEEN ROCKS THE HOUSE! 
Of all the venues and service providers we worked with to plan our wedding, Green Thirteen was the absolute best. Since this was the first marriage for my bride and myself (and hopefully the last), we were looking for guidance from all the wedding service providers we met with. Green Thirteen stood out as the absolute best at coaching and advice. Patrick knew exactly how to walk us through our reception, provide us guidance and advice, and tailor it to fit our desires. We even had an emergency last minute change to the flow and Green Thirteen was able to adjust on the fly. They are very flexible with letting us have input to the song list but we had so much faith in him at that point, we told him to play whater they thought the crowd wanted to hear, and they did not disappoint.... then the reception rolled around, and Green Thirteen put on a show for the ages! Everything was perfectly orchestrated and the music and performance was lights out. Not only did they sound great and have everybody dancing, they looked great too! Nothing like a cool lookin' front man in shades anchored on each side with a hottie in her little black dress. I've never seen my 17-year old nephew dance so much so he could be right up front (LOL!). We have some great pictures of the singers holding out the microphones to a circle of my nieces who were singing and another of our Flower Girl hitting the cymbals. They are absolutely priceless. Green Thirteen is the best gig in town and provided great value at a very reasonable price. I highly recommend you meet with them if you are hiring a band. You will not be disappointed. 
thomasjboland
Reviewed on "The Knot" - 09/22/13
Location - Chicago 
Karine Hojo & Tom Boland Wedding 08/24/13



ABSOLUTE PERFECTION!!! 
I cannot say enough wonderful things about Green Thirteen! From the very beginning, Patrick and the Green Thirteen team were there to help us plan the perfect wedding day. In addition to being amazing entertainers, they provided us with everything from tips on scheduling to ideas for lighting and setup. On the day of the wedding, my groom and I were completely at ease knowing that Green Thirteen was there to make sure everything ran smoothly. Any bride will tell you that not having to worry about a thing on your wedding day is absolutely priceless!!! From the moment the band took the stage to the very end of the night the dance floor was packed. Guests of all ages enjoyed the energy and excitement of Green Thirteen. My groom and I could not have been happier with their performance. We expected them to be great, but they exceeded our expectations. We are still receiving compliments about them from our guests! Thank you to Green Thirteen for helping us make memories that will last a lifetime :) I would recommend this group to anyone who is planning a wedding. You will not be disappointed!
LauraB720
Reviewed on The Knot - 09/20/13
Location - Chicago Suburbs
Laura Beauchamp & Nathaniel Leben Wedding 08/31/13



THE FOCUS OF OUR WEDDING! 
We were very pleased with Green Thirteen! The band was our main focus and they definitely made our day special. Patrick was always easy to talk to, he organized everything and got all the details for our day. Rob was awesome the day of. He announced everything from the wedding procession to the speeches. It was nice not having to worry about things moving smoothly. We had them a total of six hours; starting from the procession until 12 a.m. Three hours of live play & one hour of DJ. We gave them a list of songs both live and pre-recorded we wanted to hear. Since it was our wedding, we didn't get to enjoy the band as much as we would have liked to(walking around and talking to guests). We know they played songs we asked to hear and I'm sure we would have gotten more played we wanted, but there was an issue with the venue and we were shorted 30-45 minutes of music. Our guests loved the band! They had great energy & sounded amazing. Our overall vision for the reception was exactly what we got as far as the band goes. I still hear how great the music was and how much fun the night turned out. They were great to work with and took care of our day. I would definitely recommend this band.
herzer6
Reviewed on "The Knot" - 09/10/13
Location - Chicago 
Amber Reiherzer & Kevin Kaufman Wedding 06/14/13



GREEN THIRTEEN IS AMAZING!!! 
Book them, book them, book them. They are just a perfect addition to any wedding. The whole band is obviously very impressive musically, but they are also very versatile and willing to work with you to add whatever you want/need. Also, Patrick Doody from the band is an amazing asset to have. He's been to more weddings than me (and probably you) and so he has a really good sense of how it should go--he helped coordinate dinner times, entrance times, etc. between us and all of the other vendors and honest to God, it was SO HELPFUL. For sure, we would have muddled through without him, but things just went so smoothly with him. We got so many great compliments on the band--everyone loved them and thought it added a "little something extra" to our wedding. We would book them again in a millisecond!
saucyintruder99
Reviewed on The Knot - 09/06/13
Location - Chicago Suburbs
Caitlin & Steve Tortorello Wedding 07/26/13



BEST BAND EVER!!!! AWESOME! 
Patrick and Green Thirteen is outstanding to work with from the very first phone call to the night of our wedding. Patrick is very knowledgeable, and is awesome. He helped out every step of the way, the best wedding planner. He was always a phone call away, we worked thru all of our music, and has so many great suggestions.Green Thirteen's performance was outstanding. The entire dance floor was packed the whole time, everyone had a amazing time. EVERYONE was talking about how amazing the band performed! I would highly recommend this band. We have 2 couples that are getting married soon, they are actual trying to break their contracts with the other bands to get Green Thirteen.
They are awesome!!!!! I couldn't say enough about them!!! Go Green!
nicoledean13
Reviewed on The Knot - 09/03/13
Location - Chicago Suburbs
Nicole & Rick Vallejo Wedding 08/09/13



FANTASTIC! 
Patrick and the whole band were absolutely fantastic! They went above and beyond our expectations before our wedding and during. We met with Patrick twice to make sure everything was settled and ready to go with music choices for both the ceremony and reception. He even reached out to our coordinator at the venue so we did not have to play the middle man. During the wedding, everyone made sure we were comfortable along with our wedding party and parents. They even asked if we wanted our food warmed up since we were up and walking around during the whole meal service. Music could not have been better!!! After seeing the band play at a friends wedding I knew this would be our band as well (and that was before we were engaged!) Thank you Patrick and Green Thirteen! 
bingbing13
Reviewed on The Knot - 09/02/13
Location - Chicago Suburbs
Carly Cefalu & & Michael Catalano Wedding 06/01/13



FABULOUS BAND!
Green Thirteen performed at my sister's wedding and they were phenomenal. Their performance was great, their customer service exemplary, and they were just so fun! I would definitely recommend having Green Thirteen at your wedding!
amfelt
Reviewed on The Knot - 08/25/13
Location - Chicago Suburbs
Reyna & Eric Wedding 08/31/12



NAPERVILLE WEDDING!
We had the Green Thirteen play at our wedding in Naperville on July 6th, 2013 and they were a BLAST! We planned our wedding in 6 months & booked this group before ever seeing them live. We found them through the knot.com & listened to their music online and knew we had to book them for our wedding. We talked on the phone & via e-mail to figure out the best package for our wedding. We met with Patrick & he put our wish list together and basically planned our entire reception. His energy was contagious and great for a wedding with a young crowd. Their attention to detail was impeccable. The days & months leading up to the wedding we would email the group about various things & they were very timely in getting back to us. The day before the wedding we had a change in our bridal party & they were more than accommodating. The day of the wedding they coordinated the entire reception & kept us all on track. The music was high energy & so much fun. They engaged with us and had practically all of our guests on the dance floor the entire night. Speaking on our guests behalf - we've heard nothing but positive things about the Green Thirteen and their performance at our wedding. Green Thirteen is more than a band - they totally made our wedding rock!
samfelt87
Reviewed on The Knot - 08/25/13
Location - Chicago Suburbs
Anthony & Samantha Antonacci Wedding 07/06/13
 

 
GREAT BAND!! EXCELLENT INVESTMENT FOR YOUR BIG DAY!!!
Green Thirteen was absolutely incredible from the time we first contacted them to the last moment of our reception. First and foremost, Patrick was fantastic to work with. He met with us multiple times to go over the plan for our evening, and his attention to detail was marvelous. He helped time-out the entire reception and kept everything on track the night-of. He was so present and helpful that family members asked if he was our wedding planner. This is the kind of attention to customer service that makes Green Thirteen truly unique. As for the performance itself, we received numerous compliments from family and friends about how spectacular the band was, and we ourselves had an absolute blast. They tailored the style and tempo of the show to match our tastes and what we wanted for our party, and the result was a very fun mix of old and new songs that kept everyone glued to the dance floor. The band knew exactly when to slow it down for our older relatives to slow dance and exactly when to hit the gas to get everybody moving. We cannot say enough about how much FUN it was to have Green Thirteen be a part of our wedding. BOOK THIS BAND!
groomra
Reviewed on The Knot - 08/23/13
Location - Chicago Suburbs
Anthony & Samantha Antonacci Wedding 05/14/13



JUNE 2012 WEDDING - MEMORIAL UNION MADISON WI
Patrick and the Green Thirteen Team were incredible! Not only was the music fun and high energy, but Patrick acted as a top notch emcee for our reception. He kept us on schedule (without rushing) as we arrived to the reception, paid close attention to us and our parents and assisting with anything we needed (even getting us drinks!) and also directed our guests to each portion of the evening. The band had an excellent sound system and wireless microphone which was very helpful during speeches. Patrick was always available for a phone conversation (since we were a few hours away from Chicago-unable to meet face to face prior)and really reassured me on how the day would go. The only thing I would recommend (for myself as well) is to put some thought into your song list to guide the band with so that they are able to tailor the music to your tastes. Despite me not doing that, I thought theyir music selection was still great. This band was totally worth the money. The energy you get from having a live band really makes the event. It is also definitely worth the money having someone like Patrick running your evening. I never had to worry about a thing.
kfcarey
Reviewed on The Knot - 08/11/13
Location - Chicago Suburbs
Mike Arrington Wedding 08/07/10
 





ALL AROUND EXCELLENCE!
I found Green Thirteen on TheKnot, and I couldn't be happier that I did. From the initial booking until the end of our wedding reception, the band and its managers were nothing short of excellent. They were professional throughout the entire process; they were prompt, prepared, and a made the evening wonderful for not only my husband and I, but also for our guests. We had several of our guests tell us what a wonderful band we had at our reception, and one even went as far to say that it was difficult to tell the difference between when the band was playing or when the iPod was on during their break. They were that good, and the energy they had throughout the entire event made it even more memorable and fun. If you are wondering whether or not to book this band for your event, don't hesitate. They are guaranteed to deliver a fun night and complete it in a professional manner.
BrttnyRhea
Reviewed on "The Knot" - 05/02/13
Location - Chicago 
Brittany & Matt Rhea Wedding 07/28/12
 


MADE MY WEDDING!
Although I got married in Milwaukee, I interviewed bands from across the Chicago land area. We chose green thirteen and we were thrilled with how everything turned out. They were able to transition my elegant wedding into the best party of the year. Not only did they pack the dance floor for 4+ hours (everyone from grandparents to our young friends was out there), but they also managed to play all our favorites. Ever since our wedding in August friends and family have been constantly remarking about what a fantastic time they had at our wedding and how amazing our band was. Green thirteen made our wedding day! On another note as a typical OCD bride, green thirteen worked with me to plan every single detail of the reception timeline down to the minute. This ensured that our event flowed properly and that everyone was in the proper location at the right time. They even reminded my sister and maid of honor to take me for a hair and makeup check prior to my first dance!
tam7884
Reviewed on "The Knot" - 05/01/13
Location - Chicago 
Tamara Leonard & Mike Adducci Wedding 08/18/12
 


AWESOME BAND!
We are so happy we chose to use GreenThirteen at our wedding! They were a pleasure to work with from the beginning of our wedding planning to the final moments on the wedding night! They not only kept everyone dancing all night with their terrific music, but they also acted as a wedding coordinator for the day and made sure everything was going smoothly and that we are the bride and groom where happy and had everything we needed. It was a perfect night and we couldn't be happier with them :) Even now a couple weeks later we are still getting compliments on them!
Melissa Hennings
Reviewed on "The Knot" - 07/17/12
Location - Chicago 
Melissa Hennings Wedding 06/29/12
 


AMAZING BAND! 
I thought that Green 13 was amazing. They sound great and they get people on the dance floor. Rob and Patrick are great to work with. Patrick is especially detailed and organized and you can have a fun time at your wedding and not have to worry about what the band will do next. They really are amazing and affordable, which makes them even better. They play anything you want, but are good at the latest songs and hits.
lindz92182
Reviewed on "The Knot" - 06/28/12
Location - Chicago 
Lindsay Weil & Andrew Berland Wedding 06/29/12



A PERFECT BAND! 
So much goes into a wedding. My daughter lives out of state so I had to plan everything.
I chose well because Patrick and Green Thirteen made the evening perfect. They were fun, professional, easy to work with and played every type of music that we requested. Everyone was on the dance floor literally having the time of their lives. I truly thank the band.
zena48
Reviewed on "The Knot" - 06/22/12
Location - Chicago 
(MOB) Jill Ronner & Tim Jackson Wedding 06/29/12



FABULOUS BAND! 
All aspects of having Green-thirteen perform at my daughter’s wedding worked out wonderfully! They were easy to deal with and talk to, and very open as to the song lists. Our venue was difficult… it was a barn for the reception, an orchard for the ceremony, and sound restrictions, and they worked with us closely and everything worked out great. By mid-evening, everybody who dances was dancing. And kept dancing! The vocalists were great and exuded a lot of energy. The instrumentation was smooth and very professional. They were reasonably priced, and I have already recommended them to friends whose children are getting married. There are no negatives for dealing with them. I would definitely use them for my next event.
agw47a
Reviewed on "The Knot" - 06/15/12
Location - Chicago 
Jessie Witt & Tim Johnson Wedding 06/02/12
 


A TOTAL PACKAGE!
My husband and I found Green Thirteen through a website online. From the start I knew we were a perfect fit. Patrick and everyone at Green Thirteen was immediately extremely helpful. We were able to secure the date of our wedding and meet with and listen to the the band perform just a few days later at a social function in Chicago. Patrick was extremely available throughout the whole planning process. He was accessible through email and phone and was very organized. He even gave me his cell phone number for the week prior to the wedding in case we had last minute changes. As a person with a slightly type A personality, I was thankful to have someone as equally conscientious of the small details. Our wedding day was absolutely perfect. Green Thirteen coordinated our reception and kept our timing on track. There was a 7 piece band that performed. My friends are still talking about how great the music was. I had aunts and uncles who always leave weddings early still out on the dance floor at midnight when the music stopped. Patrick even DJed an extra 20 minutes after the band was done to keep my guests happy. I think that Green Thirteen may have single-handedly made my wedding reception what it was, and I would wholeheartedly recommend them to anyone.
elizabethkos
Reviewed on "The Knot" - 06/30/12
Location - Chicago 
Elizabeth Kos & Chris Lowden Wedding 05/26/12



GREAT GROUP AND WILLING TO TRAVEL!!!
I cannot say enough about how great it was to work with the members of Green Thirteen for my wedding in June of 2012. They not only helped plan the order of events during the reception, but were there to make sure everything stayed on track and act as an MC for the evening. They were very flexible with timing and were willing to travel over 6+ hours with all the equipment to perform at our wedding a small town in Wisconsin where my wife and I first met. We cannot say enough about the them and wish them the greatest in the future as they made our day very enjoyable and stress free.
roeslere
Reviewed on "The Knot" - 05/30/13
Location - Chicago Suburbs
Liz Roesler & Aaron Shelman Wedding 06/09/12



BEST BAND EVER!!!
We are so happy that my parents chose GreenThirteen to play at our wedding. They were a pleasure to work with from the beginning of our wedding planning to the final moments on the wedding night! It was a perfect night and we couldn’t be happier with them! I keep getting raving reviews from my guest, most saying that it was the best wedding they had ever been to! Guests of all ages were enjoying their musical style and performing quality! I would recommend them to absolutely everyone!!! 
texasgirl11
Reviewed on "The Knot" - 05/02/13
Location - Chicago Suburbs
Lauren & Matthew Nichol Wedding 09/01/12
 


AWESOME BAND!!
We are so happy we chose to use GreenThirteen at our wedding! They were a pleasure to work with from the beginning of our wedding planning to the final moments on the wedding night! They not only kept everyone dancing all night with their terrific music, but they also acted as a wedding coordinator for the day and made sure everything was going smoothly and that we are the bride and groom where happy and had everything we needed. It was a perfect night and we couldn't be happier with them :) Even now a couple weeks later we are still getting compliments on them!
Melissa Hennings
Reviewed on "The Knot" - 07/17/12
Location - Chicago Suburbs
Melissa Hennings & Jered Woodward Wedding 06/29/12
 


AMAZING BAND!!!
I thought that Green 13 was amazing. They sound great and they get people on the dance floor. Rob and Patrick are great to work with. Patrick is especially detailed and organized and you can have a fun time at your wedding and not have to worry about what the band will do next. They really are amazing and affordable, which makes them even better. They play anything you want, but are good at the latest songs and hits.
indz92182
Reviewed on "The Knot" - 06/28/12
Location - Chicago Suburbs
Lindsay Weil & Andrew Berland Wedding 06/10/12
 


A PERFECT WEDDING!!
So much goes into a wedding. My daughter lives out of state so I had to plan everything. I chose well because Patrick and Green Thirteen made the evening perfect. They were fun, professional, easy to work with and played every type of music that we requested. Everyone was on the dance floor literally having the time of their lives. I truly thank the band.
indz92182
Reviewed on "The Knot" - 06/22/12
Location - Chicago Suburbs
Jill Ronner and Tim Jackson Wedding 06/16/12



FABULOUS BAND!!
All aspects of having Green-thirteen perform at my daughter’s wedding worked out wonderfully! They were easy to deal with and talk to, and very open as to the song lists. Our venue was difficult… it was a barn for the reception, an orchard for the ceremony, and sound restrictions, and they worked with us closely and everything worked out great. By mid-evening, everybody who dances was dancing. And kept dancing! The vocalists were great and exuded a lot of energy. The instrumentation was smooth and very professional. They were reasonably priced, and I have already recommended them to friends whose children are getting married. There are no negatives for dealing with them. I would definitely use them for my next event.
agw47a
Reviewed on "The Knot" - 06/15/12
Location - Chicago Suburbs
Jessie Witt & Tim Johnson Wedding 06/02/12



A TOTAL PACKAGE!
My husband and I found Green Thirteen through a website online. From the start I knew we were a perfect fit. Patrick and everyone at Green Thirteen was immediately extremely helpful. We were able to secure the date of our wedding and meet with and listen to the the band perform just a few days later at a social function in Chicago. Patrick was extremely available throughout the whole planning process. He was accessible through email and phone and was very organized. He even gave me his cell phone number for the week prior to the wedding in case we had last minute changes. As a person with a slightly type A personality, I was thankful to have someone as equally conscientious of the small details. Our wedding day was absolutely perfect. Green Thirteen coordinated our reception and kept our timing on track. There was a 7 piece band that performed. My friends are still talking about how great the music was. I had aunts and uncles who always leave weddings early still out on the dance floor at midnight when the music stopped. Patrick even DJ'd an extra 20 minutes after the band was done to keep my guests happy. I think that Green Thirteen may have single-handedly made my wedding reception what it was, and I would wholeheartedly recommend them to anyone.
elizabethkos
Reviewed on "The Knot" - 05/30/12
Location - Chicago Suburbs
Elizabeth Kos & Chris Lowden Wedding 05/26/12
 


FANTASTIC!
I could not have asked for a better band to play at our wedding reception this past May 2012. From the beginning, Green 13 impressed us with their service and care of us. They were there for us throughout the whole reception, regardless of what we needed. And when the dinner portion of the party went long, they offered to make up the lost time by playing their whole set without a single break! They were amazing. Every single guest was out on the dance floor. I got wonderful reviews from my guests, most saying that it was the best wedding they had ever been to! Guests of all ages were enjoying their musical style and performing quality. They were sweet and accommodating during planning. I can't say enough about them - I would recommend them to anyone who is getting married, including my family and close friends!
elizabethkos
Reviewed on "The Knot" - 05/24/12
Location - Chicago & Chicago Suburbs
Jillian Miller & James D’Angelo Wedding 05/19/12



BEST WEDDING EVER!
We hired Green Thirteen last spring for our daughters wedding , Nov. 5, 2011. From the moment we met them we knew everything would be handled and the night would be perfect--it was!
They have an unbelievable play list and they all make you feel that it's your very special party. They played to the crowd the entire night and the dance floor was packed at all times. I would have to say, they made the night. People came up to us all night and asked where we found the band, book them early, it will be the best decision you will make. Thank you so much Green Thirteen for making Mary and Brian's wedding one we all will never forget! I have a feeling we will see you again very soon.
elizabethkos
Reviewed on "The Knot" - 11/17/12
Location - Chicago & Chicago Suburbs 
Nancy Mayer Wedding 11/05/11



A DREAM TO WORK WITH AND SO MUCH FUN!
We knew we wanted our wedding band to be able to play a blend of old (think parents and grandparents) and newer (for our friends!). Patrick and the Team at Green 13 were phenomenal and delivered! From our first email to the day of, they were responsive, friendly, professional and went above and beyond our expectations. They worked wonderfully with our vendors (wedding coordinator and event manager) and had every detail covered. Our guests were so impressed with Green 13. We are still receiving compliments and questions about "our band"!
missytruong
Reviewed on "The Knot" - 11/15/11
Location - Chicago & Chicago Suburbs 
Melissa Truong & Luke Warth Wedding 10/15/11
 

 
BOOK THIS AMAZING BAND!
My wedding was this past weekend, November 5th 2011. We had a wonderful day only made better by Green Thirteen. They were completely professional but also very fun! I cannot tell you how many compliments we received that night and the next day on how awesome the band was. Many of our guests mentioned they would travel to hear them play anywhere! The less you have to worry about on your wedding day the better and Green Thirteen took the guess work and stress out of everything. My husband and I want to get married again just to experience the band and the dancing again!
wedding11511
Reviewed on "The Knot" - 11/08/11
Location - Chicago & Chicago Suburbs 
Melissa Truong & Luke Warth Wedding 11/05/11
 


EXPECTATIONS FAR EXCEEDED!
Green Thirteen was everything we could have asked for and more from a wedding band. They played the exact genre of music we wanted, and the dance floor was filled all night. Our family and friends couldn't get enough and at times even I had to turn around and make sure the band was still playing because they sounded just like the real thing! Most of all, they were professional and accommodating, working tirelessly with us to compile a 'NY-style' affair. I would 100% positively recommend using Green Thirteen for any event you're planning. You won't be disappointed!
mattwurm
Reviewed on "The Knot" - 11/07/11
Location - Chicago & Chicago Suburbs 
Melissa & Matthew Wurman Wedding 10/22/11
 


BOOK THIS BAND WHILE YOU STILL CAN!
Green Thirteen is a MUST for your wedding!!!! My husband and I love live music and searched for a band for months. We were so picky during the process but once we found Green Thirteen we knew we had to hire them. Patrick Doody and other members of the band are so easy to get in touch with, whether it's by phone or email, during any part of the planning. In the beginning, this band goes over every detail you could think of, and ones you don't, for your wedding night. They give you a packet to fill out about each part of the reception and Patrick will meet with you in person to go over everything before the wedding. They strive to make your wedding night exactly how you want it. Green Thirteen has an extremely long list of songs that they can perform live. We had such a variety of music: oldies, country, rock and roll, and new pop songs. The variety was so nice because it meant the world to me that they could play "I Loved Her First" while my dad and I danced. We were also so impressed that the band could play one type of music just as well as any other type of music. The best thing I can say about this band is that they will even accommodate special requests. To get such personal attention while planning a wedding was so important to us. Green Thirteen was generous enough to give my husband a night he will never forget! I asked if my husband could be called on stage, as a surprise, to play and sing "Every Rose" with the band. The band brought an extra guitar just for him, got him up on stage, and our friends and family thought my husband had planned the whole thing. He still talks about it to this day and the band could not have been more thrilled to do it! They also kept a great secret for me through the planning. Keep in mind they even get kids involved in the beginning of the reception and thrive off happiness. On our wedding video, we saw that they had let our two young nephews play their guitars, which made their entire night! All of the guests at our reception were blown away by Green Thirteen's talent. So many guests told us it was the best band they had ever encountered at a wedding. People old and young danced all night long. We have also told anyone in the area getting married or having a party that they have to hire Green Thirteen. Even the wedding planner and staff at the country club said they would love to see Green Thirteen perform at more weddings there and placed them on a band recommendation list for future brides and grooms.Trust me when I say this was the best decision we could have made to make our night one we will remember forever. We would absolutely use them again for a party or anniversary!
FlyMatch
Reviewed on "The Knot" - 11/03/11
Location - Chicago & Chicago Suburbs 
Chris Lackey & Lexi Rhoda Wedding 10/22/11



THE FABULOUS GREEN THIRTEEN!
Rob Lisak and the rest of Green 13 are amazing. They did such a fabulous job making my special occasion a most memorable one. I was especially impressed at how professional they were from beginning to end. Patrick patiently went over their extensive song list with me and not only did they play all the songs requested, they also learned a few new ones just for the party of which I'm forever grateful. On the day of, they came hours early to set up. By the time the guests arrived, the stage was ready looking beautiful especially with the lights. It was incredible how they paid attention to every detail and then some. They provided music for the cocktail hour and during dinner. Once the live music started, it was a matter of minutes before the guests were on the dance floor. People kept coming up to my husband and me telling us how great the band was. I couldn't agree more. I was one of those people who were on the dance floor for almost the entire time. My special occasion would not have been the same without the fabulous sounding Green 13. I would highly recommend them. My heartfelt thanks to Rob, Patrick, Michaele, Camille and Mike!
MAYMAY78
Reviewed on "The Knot" - 11/02/11
Location - Chicago & Chicago Suburbs 
May Trifomo Event 10/22/11
 


CHOOSE THIS BAND!
You want this band to play at your wedding. Not only are they the most professional, accommodating, and friendly group of people I have ever worked with, but they executed flawlessly the night of the wedding. And most importantly, everyone was on the dance floor ALL NIGHT LONG. I am still receiving compliments about how fun my wedding band was - I would recommend them to absolutely everyone. Great range of music, great sound, and very, very fun.
gehartwig
Reviewed on "The Knot" - 11/02/11
Location - Chicago & Chicago Suburbs 
Gretchen Hartwig & John Braley Wedding 09/03/11
 


SEPTEMBER 24TH, 2011 WEDDING!
Green Thirteen is awesome! I'm so glad we chose them to play at our wedding! Everyone loved them and had a blast! Planning with Patrick was great, very easy to work with. I definitely recommend Green 13!
dkrunner
Reviewed on "The Knot" - 10/29/11
Location - Chicago & Chicago Suburbs 
Darcy Pavlik & (Tyler) Wedding 09/24/11
 


GREEN THIRTEEN!
My husband and I couldn't be happier that we chose Green Thirteen to be our wedding band. They are true professionals and ensured that our wedding day “flowed” exactly as we had planned. Patrick met with me and my site coordinator weeks before my wedding to plan the event details and schedule down to the minute. Green Thirteen emceed the event flawlessly, kept the dance floor packed, and the party rocking all night long!!!
kellymarie99
Reviewed on "The Knot" - 10/28/11
Location - Chicago & Chicago Suburbs  
Nick & Rachael Schroder Wedding 06/09/11
 


GREEN THIRTEEN WAS THE HIGHLIGHT OF MY WEDDING!
All of my guests raved about green thirteen for weeks after the wedding! They played a variety of music that pleased everyone, and sounded amazing. They were responsive and easy to work with throughout the entire planning phase, I would book them again in a minute!
morgan.biesecker
Reviewed on "The Knot" - 10/27/11
Location - Chicago & Chicago Suburbs 
Nick & Rachael Schroder Wedding 05/28/11



GREEN THIRTEEN - THE PERFECT BAND!
The band will make or break your reception so, if you want a crowd-pleasing, "dance all night" band, choose Green Thirteen. They're talented beyond words, fun to work with, professional, and not to mention...afforfdable!!! Absolutely everyone loved them. As Mother-of-the-Bride, Patrick Doody instantly appealed to me. "You feel like one of us, I kept telling him. My daughter agreed and said Green Thirteen was everything she hoped for and more. We would gladly hire them again!
mrsgreen 444
Reviewed on "The Knot" - 10/26/11
Location - Chicago & Chicago Suburbs 
Amy McLeod & David Lowe Wedding 06/17/11
 


GREAT BAND!
We hired Green Thirteen for our daughters wedding last June. They coordinated the music for the ceremony, cocktail hour, dinner music, and live dance set. Months before the ceremony they sat down with all of us to coordinate everything and helped us set up a timeline, which was very helpful.
The day of the wedding they were on site early setting everything up and we didn't have to worry about anything. Once they started playing everyone got up onthe dance floor and had a great time. They do a fantastic job on all of the songs they play and are one of the few bands that I have heard that can do so many of the newer dance songs. A lot of our guests came up to me and asked how we got such a great band. Plus, they were very professional and great to work with. I checked out numerous bands and I don't think you could find a better band for your Wedding!
tomberes
Reviewed on "The Knot" - 10/26/11
Location - Chicago & Chicago Suburbs 
Allison Beres and Richard Whiteman Wedding 06/25/11 



HIGHLY RECCOMENDED!
This band was awesome! We hired their services for our wedding in Aug of 2010 & still have friends & family raving about them! The whole band was extremely kind & they were great to work with during the planning stages ahead of time- they really made it convenient to meet prior to the wedding. And come the day of the wedding, they were professional, friendly and most of all they kept the party rocking with high energy until 2am!!!!! Green Thirteen were also really accommodating when we asked if we could have a close friend join them to sing our first dance, even learning some new music ahead of time especially for the song. 
I would recommend this band again in a second!
erintrimble20
Reviewed on "The Knot" - 10/26/11
Location - Chicago & Chicago Suburbs  
Alan & Erin Dalton Wedding 08/27/10
 


AMAZING!!  
Green Thirteen was the band at my reception and they truly made my wedding unforgettable.  Leading up to the wedding, they were very helpful with the planning - very relaxed yet very organized with awesome planning guides that explained everything.  They were super friendly and accommodating throughout the whole process.  As far as the reception...THEY ROCKED!!  The music was amazing--several guests commented that they felt like they had gone to see an actual band play at a venue!  They said, "I would buy tickets to see this band!!"  The band was also super kid-friendly, allowing some of the younger guests come up and help them "play".  Months after the wedding, I'm still getting compliments on Green Thirteen.
sarahdebj
Reviewed on "The Knot" - 10/26/11
Location - Chicago & Chicago Suburbs 
Sarah Johnson & Patrick Finley Wedding 08/13/11



BRING YOUR DANCING SHOES!
I've never written an online review for anything...but WOW, do these guys (and girls!) deserve the stars! Our guests saw only the end product--and were blown away by the performance and energy G13 brought. We, however, had the pleasure of working with them every step of way and seeing what really goes into their work. 
We initially became interested in G13 because of the breadth of their song list (something for everyone) and the fact that there were male and female singers. We had a blast the night we made a road trip to a show they were doing at a bar outside of Chicago, where Rob took the time between sets to chat with us about what we were looking for in a wedding band. This was followed by many phone calls and various e-mails, all of which were returned so quickly and with such personal attention that it made us feel like we were not just another wedding booking for them. Later in the process, Patrick met with us for several hours to plan our day. It was a back and forth process that continued until our wedding day and resulted in a minute by minute timeline filled with details that, on our own, we never would have even thought to address. We did not have a day-of coordinator and I have no doubt our wedding would not have gone nearly as smoothly without their organization--the timeline became the "blue print" for our wedding, which we were able to supply to the venue and various vendors. On the day of the wedding (they traveled to Sheboygan, WI--no extra charge!) they were on top of everything! Their set-up was just right--it looked like a great party without being the least bit tacky--great lighting, amazing sound and perfectly dressed for our occasion (a country club wedding somewhere between semi-formal and formal). They performed our first dance song (Make you feel my love) live--a decision that was made near the last minute, but which I wouldn't change for anything...it was beautiful! They also did all of the MC'ing throughout the night. When it came time to dance--well, they really got the crowd moving and sounded AMAZING! All of our requested songs were played and the songs they chose to "fill in" were spot on. In the end, I can say that choosing G13 for our event was definitely one of the best decisions that we made. We ended up asking for extra business cards because so many of our guests were so impressed and curious about the band. I would recommend this band to anyone that is looking for professional, extraordinarily talented and genuinely nice entertainers for their event.
December222009
Reviewed on "The Knot" - 06/11/11
Location - Chicago & Chicago Suburbs 
Ericka Hammett Wedding 08/13/11
 


GREAT PARTY :-)
Every bride and groom has to pick a certain "feel" that they want their wedding to have. We wanted ours to be a blast...best party of our lives :-) Green Thirteen made this happen. The music started at about 7:30 and every was on the dance floor by about 7:35. It was a great gift to see everyone having so much fun, including us. If I every have another big party, we'll hire Green Thirteen again!
lizzie1168
Reviewed on "The Knot" - 10/25/11
Location - Chicago & Chicago Suburbs 
Liz Lane & Keven Bow Wedding 08/27/11
 
 

IF YOUR LOOKING FOR GREAT MUSIC & GREAT ENERGY!
Green Thirteen did a fantastic job at our wedding. From communicating before and discussing options, helping the flow at teh reception, DJing, and setup/take down they were a pleasure to work with. They were very flexible on the content and even offered to learn a song or two if we wanted!! Great musicians and vocalists. very professional and fit into the unique mood of my wedding well. You won't be dissapointed!
joshuademeter
Reviewed on "The Knot" - 10/25/11
Location - Chicago & Chicago Suburbs 
Josh Demeter Wedding 05/29/10
 


A PLEASURE TO DO BUISNESS WITH!
These guys were great. Got so many comments from guests who thought so too. They are very professional, meet w/ you before hand to get a handle on understanding what you want & what you are going for. They truly are as anxious to please and make the event all that you want it to be as you are. Although we had a small wedding on a Sunday afternoon, they were successful in getting everyone out there & keeping them there. Patrick & Rob are truly a pleasure to work, leaving one less thing for you to have to think about on the day of your event. They truly did everything that they could to contribute to the success of our event. I would definitely use them again, without question. Bottom line they sounded great & knew what to play when. For the job they did, they were very fairly priced.
hirschy2
Reviewed on "The Knot" - 10/25/11
Location - Chicago & Chicago Suburbs 
Jennifer & Matt Hirsh Wedding 09/18/11
 


AWESOME PARTY!
Green Thirteen ROCKS!!! Everybody in the reception just had a blast! They were upbeat and full of energy from start to end! During the planning, they walk you through the entire thing and they just did all the work: live music, DJ and MC. Love all of them. Cherry on the icing is their video highlight of the event! Just awesome!!!
joanburgos80
Reviewed on "The Knot" - 10/24/11
Location - Chicago & Chicago Suburbs 
Joan Burgos & Cris Beltran Wedding 09/30/11
 


WE LOVED THEM!
Green Thirteen was great! They had a mix of music that everybody danced to, their stage set up looked great & they even helped us set up a special video presentation that started our introductions. We were also lucky enough to see them the following month at a friend's wedding in Lake Geneva and they rocked again. Highly recommended!!
Paige L
Reviewed on "The Knot" - 10/21/10
Location - Chicago & Chicago Suburbs 
Paige Lewis & Jim Kozyra Wedding 06/12/10
 


DANCED ALL NIGHT!
Hiring the band was one of the only decisions I had to make in the wedding planning. Green Thirteen made me look great! Our wedding was outside on a hot day and everybody danced anyway! Really fun band and they we're great to work with.
Josh D Wedding
Reviewed on "The Knot" - 10/21/10
Location - Chicago & Chicago Suburbs  
Josh & Audrey Demeter Wedding 05/29/10
 


GREAT BAND!
Green Thirteen was fantastic! My guests are still talking about them. They played a wide mix of songs and sounded great on everything. They we're also patient and extremely easy to deal with on the planning stages. I highly recommend them if you're looking for a fun and memorable reception!
amanda m22
Reviewed on "The Knot" - 10/21/10
Location - Chicago & Chicago Suburbs  
Casey Haselwander & Amanda Maier Wedding 05/22/10
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