Have you found yourself planning a downsized special event with no entertainment options in sight?

Downsized special events don’t need to be boring. Be sure to check out a range of entertainment options for you and your guests to enjoy!

Lexi has been an extremely popular live singer for the past 10 years in Melbourne. Ms. Lexi and her Celestial Band offers packages that include: acoustic solo, duo and trio acts, or a four- or five- party band. Lexi Ross leads the live band of wedding singers and performers in all events.

  • Choose A Great Location

There are plenty of venues around Melbourne and the Yarra Valley that would be happy to facilitate a downsized event for you. Many events such as weddings, corporate gatherings and so on can easily be arranged with a phone call or a meet up, but it depends on your style of event. Be aware of venues that want to charge a premium rate, such as tens of thousands of dollars. If you do your research, you’ll find that there are plenty of other options.

You could use your home as the venue, or hire a marquee. A massive white tent or marquee actually looks amazing. As a band, we’ve performed at massive weddings at locations like these. They even built a proper stage for the band, inside the marquee!


  • Discover Your Catering Options

If your venue is not doing the catering for you, then it’s time to think of some creative ways you could have the food for your event. Food trucks and grazing tables are enormously popular these days. Our personal favourite way to do event food is grazing tables. Hopefully your supplier will have some ideas about how to make the grazing table all COVID-safe, if you choose this option.


  • Hire The Best Acoustic Soloist Yarra Valley, or Even An Acoustic Duo If Your Budget Allows!

Music is so important for an event. You want the best that you can get!

Consider hiring Lexi Ross to play keys, sing vocals and use beats, or you can hire one of the male lead singer/ guitarists at Celestial Band for the same price. When you hire Lexi as your Yarra Valley wedding singer, for example, you’ll get access to her full song list. You’ll be encouraged to pick some songs you really want to hear on the day, and some you would prefer not to have played at your wedding or special event. She then takes extra song requests, to learn vocally and on the keys, ahead of the event.


  • DIY As Much As You Can

If you’re planning a downsized wedding, then DIY is definitely the way to go! There is a really good DIY Brides Melbourne group on Facebook that you can get heaps of good ideas from. The brides there have DIYed their own signs by hand or through a printing service. They also DIY their own flower arrangements, sometimes using fake flowers. Or even borrowing wedding flowers from other brides that have their weddings around the same date as them.


  • Make Sure You Understand Your Vendor’s Terms and Conditions

Contrary to what some believe, you can still go ahead with planning and hiring of your event suppliers in the current COVID climate. Our top tip is to familiarise yourself with your vendor’s Terms and Conditions before putting down your deposit. For instance, when you hire Lexi as your acoustic soloist, Yarra Valley wedding singer OR her entire band for your event, you still only pay a $300 booking fee.

Our Terms & Conditions say that the $300 booking fee is a non-refundable booking fee that covers the cost of reserving your date. Think of it as a deposit!

Reading our T&C’s will inform you that, if you need to postpone due to COVID, we’ll move your date for free. It’s only when you cancel us or the event that we retain that small $300 booking fee. In the instance that you’ve paid you’re balance, we would refund your balance to you. Unfortunately, we can’t block out a date for clients, spend time learning songs, and do all the client liaison for free. We want to be as flexible as possible for our clients while also protecting our interests as a small live music business in Melbourne.

Ms Lexi & Celestial Band: your Yarra Valley Wedding Singers of choice.


We hope you’ve enjoyed reading our top tips to planning a downsized event in Melbourne or the Yarra Valley! If you’ve enjoyed reading this blog and want to hire Lexi or one of the lads to be your personal Acoustic Soloist Yarra Valley, email Lexi on lexi@celestialband.net. Alternatively, you can call 0467375489 if you’re too excited and just can’t wait!

Acoustic Soloist Yarra Valley

To see more of our band videos, and what we’ve been getting up to lately, check out our YouTube page. Live music in Melbourne and the Yarra Valley is our absolute jam. We live and breathe it! We practice and learn new songs every day, to put on an amazing live performance every time. Whether you’re after an acoustic soloist, a duo or a larger band ensemble, we have the live music for your wedding or special event covered!

Contact us today to get started!