The cocktail hour generally incorporates a contrasting style of music with different instrumentation than either the ceremony or the reception.
MWE usually requests the bride and groom to make a list of their favorite tunes and then integrates them into the performance.
We've even had a "guest request hour", which was met with rave reviews. At many weddings, MWE arranges all the music for the ceremony, cocktail hour and reception, sometimes using different performers at each.
Venues include but are not limited to:
Hyatt Hotels | Marriott Hotels | Four Seasons | Ritz Carlton
Pelican Hill Resort | Hotel Del Coronado in San Diego
Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills