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45 of the Best Relaxed Wedding Breakfast Songs

Background music is essential to create an atmosphere during the wedding breakfast. Here's some ideal wedding breakfast song choices.

A table at a wedding breakfast

A table at a wedding breakfast


Background music is the finishing touch to your wedding breakfast. You’ll have spent ages picking out the menu, deciding on your centrepieces, finding favours for the table, and arranging the ideal seating plan.

Chilled out, low-key music is what brings that whole atmosphere together: getting your guests in the mood to chat, drink and laugh, and giving them a breather before the real party starts. Choose some from our best wedding songs of all time list, our favourite acoustic covers and, of course, this wedding breakfast playlist for the ultimate background music.

How to Create Your Wedding Breakfast Playlist

The basic rules of wedding breakfast music are keep it slow and keep it low. It’s simply there to enhance the atmosphere so find a mellow pace and turn the volume down to a level where guests can easily hear each other. If you’re having a live singer, acoustic covers are the way too go with a single guitar or simple backing tracks.

Save your personal favourite songs for the evening reception and create a broad playlist that’ll appeal to all your guests and fit with the theme of your day.


Having a vintage ’50s and ’60s theme? Go for jazz and lounge covers of Elvis, Motown and the Rat Pack. A country garden wedding would suit classical music by a solo harpist. A folk band covering Mumford and Sons and Ed Sheeran is perfect for a festival or rustic wedding. You’d struggle to go wrong with a female singer covering the likes of Adele and Amy Winehouse. Even if you’re not having live music, a DJ can easily make a playlist of acoustic versions

The Best Wedding Breakfast Music

Below you’ll find a Spotify playlist of the top wedding breakfast music. We’ve made it so easy, you could literally just link us to a speaker and press play. Scroll down for all the song details.

  1. I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
  2. Kiss Me – Sixpence None the Richer
  3. You’ve Got the Love – Florence + the Machine
  4. Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
  5. Baby Love – Nicole Scherzinger
  6. Orinoco Flow – Enya
  7. Hey There Delilah – Plain White T’s
  8. Cannonball – Damien Rice
  9. Heartbeats – José González
  10. She’s Always A Woman – Billy Joel
  11. The Scientist – Coldplay
  12. You to Me Are Everything – The Real Thing
  13. My Guy – Mary Wells
  14. Autumn – Paolo Nutini
  15. Do You Remember – Jack Johnson
  16. Songbird – Oasis
  17. “Ode to Joy” from Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125: Choral) – Beethoven
  18. Beating Hearts – King Charles
  19. Big Yellow Taxi – Counting Crows & Vanessa Carlton
  20. Eyes Wide Open – Gotye
  21. First Day of My Life – Bright Eyes
  22. If I Fall to Your Heart – Derwent Hannon
  23. Mr. Bojangles – Jr. Sammy Davis
  24. Supposed to Be – Jack Johnson
  25. Upside Down – Jack Johnson
  26. Valerie – Amy Winehouse
  27. (Sittin’ On) the Dock of the Bay – Otis Redding
  28. Angel – Jack Johnson
  29. Banana Pancakes – Jack Johnson
  30. Be Young, Be Foolish, Be Happy – The Tams
  31. California Dreamin’ – The Mamas & The Papas
  32. Cats and Dogs – The Head and the Heart
  33. Coco Chitty – King Charles
  34. Fast Car – Tracy Chapman
  35. Good Riddance – Green Day
  36. Lights Out, Words Gone – Bombay Bicycle Club
  37. Big Parade – The Lumineers
  38. How Can You Swallow So Much Sleep – Bombay Bicycle Club
  39. If It’s the Beaches – The Avett Brothers
  40. Souls Like the Wheels – The Avett Brothers
  41. The Blower’s Daughter – Damien Rice
  42. White Winter Hymnal – Fleet Foxes
  43. Last Night On Earth – Green Day
  44. Unbroken – Tim McGraw
  45. Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow – Amy Winehouse