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The Retreat

Organically Grown Party Music

Welcome to The Retreat. A place where a group of talented friends combines great vibes and great music to create an experience that is uniquely yours. The Retreat has dazzled countless audiences across the Southeast for more than a decade with their organic take on the best loved party songs from the 60’s to today’s current hits, packing the dance floor every step of the way. Having spent years as musicians and songwriters in original bands, they are able to put their own stamp on the songs th . . .


A Little Help From My Friends - The Beatles
A Thousand Years - Christina Perri
About Damn Time - Lizzo
Africa - Toto
Ain't Too Proud to Beg - The Temptations
Ain't it Fun - Paramore
All The Small Things - Blink 182
All of Me - John Legend
American Girl - Tom Petty
At Last - Etta James
Atlantic City - Bruce Springsteen
Attention - Charlie Puth
Bang! - AJR
Beyond The Sea - Bobby Darin
Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
Blinding Lights - The Weeknd
Boys of Summer - Don Henley
Brick House - The Commodores
Brown-Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Bye Bye Bye - N'SYNC
Cake By the Ocean - DNCE
Call Me Maybe - Carly Rae Jepsen
Can't Help Falling In Love - Elvis Presley
Can't Help Myself - The Four Tops
Can't Stop The Feeling - Justin Timberlake
Carolina In My Mind - James Taylor
Chicken Fried - Zac Brown Band
Cinderella - Steven Curtis Chapman
Closer - The Chainsmokers
Come Away With Me - Norah Jones
Country Roads - John Denver
Crazy - Gnarls Barkley
Crazy in Love - Beyonce
Cruise - Florida Georgia Line
Deeper Than the Holler - Randy Travis
Die a Happy Man - Thomas Rhett
Dixieland Delight - Alabama
Dock of the Bay - Otis Redding
Don't Stop Believing - Journey
Dynamite - BTS
Electric Feel - MGMT
Falling Slowly - Glen Hansard
Firework - Katy Perry
Fly - Sugar Ray
Fly Me to the Moon - Frank Sinatra
Forever Like That - Ben Rector
Free - Zac Brown Band
Friends In Low Places - Garth Brooks
Georgia On My Mind - Ray Charles
Get Down Tonight - K.C and the Sunshine Band
Get Lucky - Daft Punk
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun - Cyndi Lauper
Go Your Own Way - Fleetwood Mac
God Gave Me You - Blake Shelton
Hallelujah - Jeff Buckley
Happy - Pharrell
Hava Nagila - Traditional
High Hopes - Panic at the Disco
Ho Hey - The Lumineers
Hold On, We're Going Home - Drake
How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) - James Taylor
Humble and Kind - Tim McGraw
I Cross My Heart - George Strait
I Loved Her First - Heartland
I Run to You - Lady Antebellum
I Took a Pill in Ibiza - Mike Posner
I Wanna Dance With Somebody - Whitney Houston
I Want It That Way - Backstreet Boys
I Want You Back - Jackson 5
I'm Yours - Jason Mraz
In My Life - The Beatles
January Wedding - Avett Brothers
Just The Two Of Us - Bill Withers
Just the Way You Are - Bruno Mars
Landslide - Stevie Nicks
Lean On Me - Bill Withers
Levitating - Dua Lipa
Light On - Maggie Rogers
Living On A Prayer - Bon Jovi
Love Me Like You Do - Ellie Goulding
Love Story - Taylor Swift
Lover - Taylor Swift
Man! I Feel Like a Woman - Shania Twain
Margaritaville - Jimmy Buffett
Marry Me - Train
Mary Jane's Last Dance - Tom Petty
Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5
Mr. Brightside - The Killers
Mustang Sally - Wilson Pickett
My Church - Maren Morris
My Girl - The Temptations
My Little Girl - Tim McGraw
My Wish - Rascal Flatts
Never Alone - Lady Antebellum
One Love - Bob Marley
Party in the USA - Miley Cyrus
Perfect - Ed Sheeran
Problem - Ariana Grande (feat. Iggy Azalea)
Proud Mary - Creedence Clearwater Revival
Pumped Up Kicks - Foster the People
Purple Rain - Prince
Respect - Aretha Franklin
Rich Girl - Hall & Oates
Ring of Fire - Johnny Cash
Rolling in the Deep - Adele
Save Your Tears - The Weeknd
Semi-Charmed Kind of Life - Third Eye Blind
September - Earth, Wind & Fire
Shake it Off - Taylor Swift
Sharp Dressed Man - ZZ Top
Shut Up and Dance - Walk the Moon
Signed Sealed Delivered - Stevie Wonder
Simple Man - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Some Kind of Wonderful - Grand Funk Railroad
Springsteen - Eric Church
Stand by Me - Ben E. King
Stay A Little Longer - Brothers Osborne
Steal My Girl - One Direction
Sugar - Maroon 5
Sugar We're Goin' Down - Fallout Boy
Summer of '69 - Bryan Adams
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond
Sweet Child Of Mine - Guns N Roses
Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Take It Easy - The Eagles
Take Me Home Tonite - Eddie Money
Take On Me - Aha
Teenage Dream - Katy Perry
Tennessee Whiskey - Chris Stapleton
That's What I Like - Bruno Mars
The Blower's Daughter - Damien Rice
The Middle - Zedd
The Way You Look Tonight - Frank Sinatra
There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back - Shawn Mendes
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
To Make You Feel My Love - Garth Brooks
Treasure - Bruno Mars
Twist and Shout - The Beatles
Two Princes - The Spin Doctors
Under the Boardwalk - The Drifters
Uptown Funk - Bruno Mars
Valerie - Amy Winehouse
Wagon Wheel - Old Crow Medicine Show
Wannabe - The Spice Girls
What Makes You Beautiful - One Direction
What a Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
When You Say Nothing At All - Allison Krauss
With or Without You - U2
Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
Yellow - Coldplay
You Are the Best Thing - Ray Lamontagne
You Are the Sunshine of My Life - Stevie Wonder
You Make Me Feel So Young - Frank Sinatra
You Shook Me All Night Long - AC/DC
Your Song - Elton John
Yours - Russell Dickerson
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CLIENT REVIEWS (See all 149)

From: Taylor Sarcone
Date: Tue, Dec 5, 2023 at 1:25 PM
Subject: Re: The Retreat
To: Andrew Juge
I don’t think anything I put in writing will ever come close to really expressing how amazing The Retreat truly was. At one point in the night I remember looking up and being so amazed at how much fun it looked like they were having with us. If anything can describe the night, I think it’s this: when they announced last two songs…the entire crowd screamed one more song both times and refused to leave the dance floor. The band ended the night playing Friends in Low Places and let me tell you the dance floor was packed with guests singing at the top of their lungs.
We couldn’t have dreamed of a more perfect night and a more perfect band. I hoped for a wonderful night but never in a million years imagined it would be as beyond perfect as it was. The music was on point and the vibes the band brought truly elevated the night. The ceremony music was amazing as well. I can’t thank Sam Hill & The Retreat enough. I wish we could do it again to experience it one more time!
I will recommend The Retreat to everyone I know!! :)
Thank you!
Taylor Thaiss

From: Ellen Cole
Date: Sat, Dec 2, 2023 at 7:43 AM
Subject: Re: The Retreat
To: Mike Miglino

Everything was absolutely amazing. The band was incredible and our first dance could not have been more special.
We truly appreciate everything y’all did to make our night perfect. We've gotten so many compliments on the band, their energy, and the songs they performed. What y’all selected was just perfect for us and our guests.
Thank you so much! And we will do the review on the knot for sure.
Ellen and Nathan

From: Annie Criser
Date: Thu, Nov 23, 2023 at 3:53 AM
Subject: Re: The Retreat
To: Mike Miglino

Hey Mike,
We are just getting back from Scotland. Honestly, they were one of the best wedding bands we’ve ever heard! The set was perfect and they kept our friends and family dancing and having a good time. Also, they did a fabulous job introducing all of the wedding party and speakers. It was very well organized. Thank you so much for everything to make our wedding special.
Annie Weeks

From: Shirley Lubitz
Date: Tue, Nov 14, 2023 at 12:06 PM
Subject: Re: The Retreat
To: Mike Miglino

Hi Mike,
The band was amazing. They were better in person than their video. Rich was really easy to work with and very accommodating. They had exactly the vibe that Andrea wanted for a mountain wedding. You were also great and always very responsive. I know Andrea will be happy to give you all a review!!

From: Jackson Weber
Date: Wed, Oct 25, 2023 at 7:35 PM
Subject: Re: The Retreat
To: Mike Miglino

Hi Mike,
All we can say is WOW! The band was incredible. So far every guest we talked to let us know how great the music was. Everything went perfect and couldn't have asked for more. The sound was incredible and the musicians were amazing. Our experience with the band was as easy as it gets. We would recommend them to anyone that's having a band at their wedding.
Thank you for everything,
Jackson & Maria

From: Summer Priester
Date: Thu, Oct 19, 2023 at 2:29 PM
Subject: Re: The Retreat
To: Mike Miglino

Hi Mike,
The Retreat was incredible, the only thing I wish is that they could have played for longer. With our dinner and dancing being in two separate rooms, I felt that unfortunately it cut a lot of the time from their performance. But we have heard nothing but great feedback from our guests. They definitely need to add Love Train & Lover to their song list, they crushed both of them!
Summer Hoffman

From: Angela Bit By Bit Events
Date: Mon, Sep 25, 2023 at 11:08 AM
Subject: Re: The Retreat
To: Lauren Gaudet

They were fabulous! One of the best bands I have ever had great music, great communication with me, and they were quick loading in and out. I hope to have them again!!!
Angela Sallee

From: Cheryl Schuldt
Date: Tue, Sep 5, 2023 at 3:01 PM
Subject: RE: The Retreat
To: Andrew Juge
Hi So glad you reached out!!!! As MOB, the night was a whirlwind that I wasn’t able to thanks the band personally and let them know what a stellar job they did. From announcing the bridal party to the continuous set of songs – they literally “made” the night! It’s really tough to choose a band from a different area and trust what you online. Seeing and hearing everything in person gives a complete picture, but there’s still some mystery to what you’ll get when booking online. And to be honest with The Retreat, there weren’t any surprises or regrets. They played all the tunes requested and brought the perfect amount of energy without overblasting the older crowd. Even the grandmas were dancing by their seats. 😉 The dance floor was always packed. I’m not one to dance a ton, and even I was dancing a ton! And when I was chatting with our guests, I loved watching everyone truly loving the band and having a fantastic time.

The Retreat fee is more than we initially allocated for our wedding band, but they were worth every penny!
I’ll end by saying, I knew The Retreat was beloved by all when the crowd dancing started to chant . “One more song… one more song… one more song…” at the end of the night. And they did squeeze in one more (thank you!).


From: Rachel
Date: Mon, Aug 28, 2023 at 6:50 PM
Subject: Re: The Retreat
To: Mike Miglino

It was so easy to work with Sam Hill so thorough and easy to contact. The Retreat was absolutely amazing! Our family and friends cannot stop talking about them! My only regret is that we were pulled away to photos and to talk to friends and family so much that we did not get to listen and dance as much as we wanted!

From: Alyssa Style
Date: Tue, Jul 11, 2023 at 5:10 PM
Subject: Re: The Retreat
To: Katie Merritt
Hi Katie,We had the BEST time with the retreat! They were amazing! Kept us dancing all night. Our guests told us best band at wedding they’ve ever been to!

From: AHA Greater Georgia (SE)
Date: Tue, Jun 20, 2023 at 12:57 PM
Subject: RE: The Retreat
To: Mike Miglino
Hey Mike!
The Retreat was wonderful to work with! They sounded great and had the energy we needed to engage our guests. We would be delighted to invite them back for our next event.
Thank you for all your help!
Madeleine Lancaster
Event Planning Coordinator

From: DuPre, Leland G
Date: Mon, May 8, 2023 at 11:02 AM
Subject: Re: The Retreat
To: Mike @ Sam Hill Entertainment
Just wanted to get back to you and once again let you know how pleased we were with the Retreat. All of our guests had nothing but great things to say about the band and we couldn't have been happier with our choice. Their song selection was exactly what we were looking for and the band had a ton of energy. They did I fantastic job engaging with the crowd and we had so much fun on the dance floor. Once again thank y'all so much for working with us and we will definitely pass along any recommendations to those who ask!
Leland G. DuPre

From: Stephen May
Date: Sat, Mar 4, 2023 at 6:56 AM
Subject: Re: The Retreat
To: Andrew Juge
Everything went really well with The Retreat! Band was wonderful and they even learned our first dance song which was really special. The dance floor was the place to be and all patrons thoroughly enjoyed their performance. Working with the band was seamless! Rich communicated with me very professionally beforehand with a question or two to ensure they understood what we were hoping for and they delivered! We will undoubtedly be recommending you to all who ask and we already have! We received several inquiries as to how we found The Retreat and we told them all about Sam Hill. We'll continue to promote Sam Hill when the opportunity to do so arises in the future. Thanks again!
Steve & Lindsey

From: Anna Kate Shepherd
Date: Thu, Feb 23, 2023 at 5:29 PM
Subject: Re: The Retreat
To: Katie Merritt
Hi Katie!
The Retreat was phenomenal! They are beyond talented, brought amazing energy, and kept the crowd engaged and on the dance floor the whole evening. I cannot say enough good things! I have had countless guests comment on how incredible the band was.
Anna Kate

From: connie brogdon
Date: Tue, Jan 3, 2023 at 7:10 PM
Subject: Re: The Retreat
To: Mike Miglino

The Retreat is the best band I have ever heard at a wedding. Everyone was dancing! At the end of the night the band shot the confetti onto the dance floor. Sam and Kendall were on stage. The look in their eyes revealed it all… there were so many people still dancing at midnight! The Retreat kept them there. So many people have told me it was the best reception they have ever attended. I know it was because of the band!
Thank you to The Retreat for making my daughter’s dream come true!

From: John Finnegan
Date: Tue, Jul 26, 2022 at 8:27 AM
Subject: Re: The Retreat
To: Mike Miglino
Good morning Mike:
We had an amazing time for our wedding and The Retreat was a big part of that celebration. The band was excellent, and we continue to get glowing reviews of The Retreat from so many of our guests. They played a great mix of both old and new songs, and brought an awesome level of energy throughout the evening. Further, they were a pleasure to work with Rich, their manager, was easy to deal with, professional, and kind in all of our interactions.
We will leave feedback on The Knot regarding our positive experience working with Sam Hill, and will certainly be talking up The Retreat to our family and friends in the months and years to come!
Thank you,
John and Lauren

From: Maureen Lockard
To: Katie Merritt
Date: Mon, Jul 25
RE: The Retreat
Before our wedding everyone was asking us how's the band? and honestly we didn't really know. All we had to go off of was some of their videos and other bride's reviews. Well, let me tell you, they were awesome!! We got sooooooo many compliments about the band from guests. Our dance floor was packed the whole night. They were super sweet and easy to work with. They learned the song I asked for and it was so special to me. They made our wedding so much fun! I would definitely recommend The Retreat to any bride!

From: Kevin Newman
Date: Fri, Jun 24, 2022 at 12:04 PM
Subject: Re: The Retreat
To: Mike Miglino
The Retreat were great and very professional. Our crowd was a little off last week because of bad weather in the area but those that came got a wonderful show.
I wouldn't hesitate recommending them.
Thank you as always for your assistance.
Kevin Newman

From: Keith Kolodziej
To: Katie Merritt
Date: Tue, Jun 14, 2022 at 1:15 PM 
Subject: Re: The Retreat
Hi Katie,
Sam Hill seemed clear and easy to work with.  Good communication and quick on responses. Liked them very much.
The Retreat Band was amazing!  We had about 100 guests, 2/3 of them in their 30s.  EVERYONE (including a couple of professional musicians in the wedding party) told me that they have been to many weddings but the Retreat was by far the best band.  As their promo video promised:  they bring the energy.  After the toasts I told them “Ok guys, now let’s burn the place down” and that’s what they did.  Great song choices! Precision execution and very easy to talk to and work with.  2/3 way through the night they busted out Whitney Houston “I Want To Dance With Somebody” and the entire dance floor was full until the band stopped playing at the end of the night.  A steal for the price. I highly recommend them.

From: Siobhan Miller
Date: Tue, May 31, 2022 at 7:56 AM
Subject: Re: The Retreat
To: Andrew Juge
Everything was just perfect. We all LOVED The Retreat… everyone from the 80+ grandmother in wheelchair on dance floor to young married couple. Everyone was dancing hard til the very last minute of the last song, so glad I booked the extra half hour!! A great band definitely makes a terrific party!! Everyone kept asking how/where we found them and said they are fantastic.
Thanks again,

From: Ben Doran
Date: Tue, May 24, 2022 at 3:42 PM
Subject: Re: The Retreat
To: Andrew Juge
Good Afternoon,
The Retreat was amazing! They were great to work with and music was awesome. Everybody who attended had great comments about them as well. They are absurdly talented and had the perfect song choices throughout the whole night.
Once again, we and the guests only have great compliments and amazing things to say about the band. Working with the knot and Sam Hill was seamless and loved working with everybody.
Thank you,
Ben Doran

From: Monique Cofino
Date: Tue, May 17, 2022 at 2:15 PM
Subject: Re: The Retreat
To: Mike Miglino

Best wedding EVER!!! They were so perfect and literally stuck to every detail I’d asked for. The singer was insanely amazing. Honestly I’m trying to convince my husband to hire them again for a house party haha. I can’t wait to relive all the memories with the photos and videography. Will definitely leave a review. I wish we could thank y’all even more.

From: Melissa Sanford
Date: Tue, Apr 12, 2022 at 10:57 AM
Subject: Re: The Retreat
To: Andrew Juge
Hi Andrew,
Thank you so much for checking in! I sent a note to The Retreat yesterday, but sharing here: We were SO beyond thrilled with the band! Truly could not have asked for better. Their energy, talent, and song selections were all exceptional and we are so happy to have had them be a part of our day. The most common comment I got all weekend was some variation of that band was incredible and they truly were! They were also very responsive in the leadup, which made planning a whole lot easier. Thank you for all of your help in helping us to select a band, too. We will be leaving wonderful reviews on all platforms and recommending Sam Hill and The Retreat to everyone!

From: Sarah Roberts
Date: Tue, Mar 29, 2022 at 9:51 AM
Subject: Re: The Retreat
To: Andrew Juge

The Retreat were an incredible band to work with. They played our ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception, and excelled at each part. During the ceremony, I wanted to play less traditional music (guitar covers of Disney songs and The Beatles), and they didn't bat an eye and played so beautifully. Everyone was obsessed with the saxophone player during the cocktail hour, and the reception was top notch. They kept the dance floor going the entire night, and at one point they read the room quite well and played an amazing early 2000's mashup that had all of us millennials screaming at the top of our lungs. My dad is a musician, and he personally picked The Retreat, and he was also blown away by their talent and professionalism. They were also extremely flexible when we had to move our wedding (3 times!) because of COVID. I would highly recommend the retreat for anyone that wants to keep the party going for all generations!


From: Kaleigh Evans
Date: Fri, Mar 18, 2022 at 1:13 PM
Subject: RE: The Retreat
To: Mike Miglino

Hi Mike,
The event last night went great and the member who attended loved the band! I thought they were great great music, great personalities, very easy to work with!! I look forward to working with you in the future!

Kaleigh Evans
Social Director

From: Peter Gambee
Date: Tue, Feb 1, 2022 at 11:11 AM
Subject: Fwd: The Retreat
To: juge
The Retreat was absolutely great. On a cold Charleston night they had the dance floor packed all night. I can’t tell you how many compliments i received the next day about the quality of the music, and the variation of the music.

From: Kelley G
Date: Mon, Nov 29, 2021 at 10:50 AM
Subject: Re: The Retreat
To: Mike Miglino

Hi Mike,
We hope you had a nice Thanksgiving! Now that we are back from Aruba and things are starting to settle down on our end, we wanted to follow up off your last email. The Retreat was AMAZING! We saw both family and friends this past week and everyone raved about the band. Between the set list and their performance, they blew it out of the water and Joe and I couldn't be more happy we picked The Retreat to play at our wedding. It was also so special having them play our first dance song, my father/daughter song, and Joe's mother/son song 😀 We're also so glad we decided to add some acoustic music during cocktail hour. It totally elevated the atmosphere!
I will be leaving a formal review on the Retreat's The Knot page this week.
Thank you again for everything. You helped make our special day even more memorable.

From: Elizabeth Newell
Date: Mon, Oct 18, 2021 at 10:15 PM
Subject: Re: The Retreat
To: Mike Miglino
Hi Mike!
We're finally getting organized postwedding, and I just wanted to send a big THANK YOU to you and The Retreat for making our day so incredibly special. Here's the review I left for them on The Knot, which I think says it best:
Where do I even begin?! We booked The Retreat for our September 25th wedding in Virginia and they were hands down one of the best decisions we made in terms of wedding planning. Not only are they incredibly talented musicians who know how to build up the crowd and keep the party going, but they were such a pleasure to work with from the start of planning to the very last song at our reception. I can't tell you how many wedding guests have since told us how awesome our band was and how much fun they had on the dance floor. We couldn't agree more! So THANK YOU to The Retreat for making our day so incredibly special. You are truly one of a kind. We couldn't appreciate you guys more!
You and The Retreat were truly such a pleasure to work with and I can't thank you enough for making the day happen for us regardless of the hiccups with the venue along the way. It was just perfect and so worth paying for Rich to make the extra trip there for the walkthrough. Let me know if there's any other feedback I can offer that might be helpful.
Have a great evening and chat soon!

From: Lisa DeCristofano
To: Katie Merritt
Date: Tue, Oct 12, 2021
Subject: The Retreat
The Retreat was AMAZING! They were so accommodating with how Nina and Holden wanted the breaks scheduled. Nina, Holden and their friends and family love to dance. The Retreat had the dance floor packed from the first note and it stayed that way until the last note! If we have videos of it I will certainly share. This band was beyond what we hoped for!
We definitely will pass on the information for the band and Sam Hill. We know that at least 5 girls are planning their weddings now and they all loved the band! Thank you so much for a smooth and seamless process and for having such talent on your roster!
Lisa DeCristofano (Mother of the Bride)

From: Nicole Brown
Date: Mon, Aug 30, 2021 at 9:31 PM
Subject: Re: The Retreat
To: Mike Miglino

Everything was perfect! The Retreat was a hit, and they were so kind and accommodating. I made two special requests and then asked if I could change my first dance song but they were so nice and accommodated every request! I could not have asked for a better experience. Plus, the music was perfect for our crowd people danced the entire time, and we even got an encore.
I'll be sure to share my experience on The Knot as well! Sam Hill made this entire process so easy.
Thank you,

From: Rebecca Davis
Date: Wed, Jul 28, 2021 at 4:39 PM
Subject: RE: The Retreat
To: Mike Miglino

I heard nothing but glowing reviews for the band. Everyone loved their sound, the variety of types of music they played, and their energy. More than one person said that the band “made” the event. Many people danced.

I will share that we have already (prior to Saturday’s event) booked a different band for an event this fall. Several members of the fundraising committee who were at Saturday’s event cornered me toward the end of the event and said “We want them for the gala!” I reminded them that we already had a different band booked. Upon delivering this news, I became a very unpopular person.
We would definitely recommend The Retreat to others and I’ll be surprised if our planning committee doesn’t want to invite The Retreat back to this event again next year.

From: Peter Witte
Date: Tue, Jul 20, 2021 at 6:26 PM
Subject: Re: The Retreat
To: Mike Miglino

The band was excellent. Extremely professional and very easy to work with. All the music they played was great and our guests had a great time. Would recommend them to anyone.
We will make sure to drop a review for y’all on The Knot.
Pete & Sam

From: Matthew Ridge
Date: Tue, Jun 29, 2021 at 6:29 PM
Subject: Re: The Retreat
To: Mike @ Sam Hill Entertainment

Good evening Mike,
The Retreat was nothing short of amazing!! All of our guest came up to us throughout the night and asked where we had found them. They went above and beyond for us, even allowing our ring bearer who is five years old and loves the drums and guitar to sit in on a song. That experience is something that is irreplaceable and we are so thankful for them.
Thank you again for helping us bring an unforgettable event to our guests!! We will definitely be referring anyone we come across to Sam Hill Entertainment.

From: Aimee
Date: Tue, Jun 29, 2021 at 7:17 AM
Subject: The Retreat
To: Mike Miglino

Hi Mike,
Wanted to send you and tell you I have nothing but great things to say about the Retreat. They were early, so easy to work with, had the timeline and gave an excellent performance! I will definitely continue to recommend them!
The bands you manage have always been very professional. I want you to know that I often cringe when I have bands I have never worked with before. I breathe easy when I know it is a band coming from you! Thank you!!!
Happy Planning!!

From: Jessica Worth
Date: Tue, Jun 15, 2021 at 3:34 PM
Subject: RE: The Retreat
To: Andrew Juge
The Retreat was super easy to work with and guests thought they were fantastic! Thank you all for everything!  We will definitely be reaching out for future events.  
Jessica Worth

From: Matt Larson
Date: Thu, Jun 10, 2021 at 12:37 PM
Subject: Re: The Retreat
To: Andrew Juge
Thanks for the follow up. 
Everything went awesome with The Retreat! The music was great and they are extremely talented musicians who know how to read a room to keep the dance floor packed. I received multiple compliments throughout the night and even into the days after the wedding about them. On top of that, the band was very easy to work with, prepared, and always available if anything was needed prior to or the day of the wedding. 
You and the Sam Hill team were also great to work with and can't thank you enough for your understanding and rescheduling policies as we all navigated through a very unexpected and difficult year. I've certainly heard terrible wedding stories from others around difficult vendors, loss of money, and overall terrible experiences throughout the last year and am very thankful that wasn't us. Customer service says a lot about a company and you all knocked it out of the park, so thank you! 
Both Sam Hill Entertainment and The Retreat have my most enthusiastic recommendation for anyone looking to book a band for their event. 
Thanks again, 

From: Julia Bellantoni
Date: Tue, May 25, 2021 at 11:13 AM
Subject: Re: The Retreat
To: Andrew @ Sam Hill Entertainment
Hi Andrew,
We absolutely LOVED working with Sam Hill and especially The Retreat. They were an incredible band and truly one of the highlights of our reception. They were professional, talented, and knew exactly how to keep the party going! We’d highly recommend them to anyone. It was a blast!

From: KP Capehart
Date: Tue, Apr 20, 2021 at 2:47 PM
Subject: Re: The Retreat
To: Mike @ Sam Hill Entertainment

Hello Mike,
Thanks for the follow up. The Retreat was great! Very professional and very talented. Being a musician and entertainment company owner, I am pretty critical of event bands. I was impressed all night! They sounded great sonically, perfect volume and a great selection of music. They even let me sit in for a couple of tunes.I would definitely refer them and/or use them again for other events.
Thank you for your communication and diligence throughout this process. Hope to speak again in the future. 
All the best,
KP Capehart
Creative Director | A&R | Producer

From: Tracy G
Date: Tue, Nov 10, 2020 at 9:46 AM
Subject: Re: The Retreat
To: Mike @ Sam Hill Entertainment

Hi Mike,
I sent this email to the band on Sunday. Wonderful experience!
How do I even begin. You KILLED it. Charlie and I from the start wanted an amazing band (thus why we choose you) but we also wanted everyone on the dance floor the whole time. I don’t know how to thank you enough for keeping everyone in the dance tent the ENTIRE night. Y’all didn’t even take a real break and after everything (covid wedding and rain storm), I don’t know if you realize how much your energy, enthusiasm, and dedication to making it so special, means to us. Everyone was raving about you. And plus, you made our first dance, truly the best.
We would love to leave y’all a great review. Please let us know where to do this!
Thank you again! 
Tracy and Charlie

From: Rebecca Dewosky
Date: Wed, Sep 23, 2020 at 9:18 AM
Subject: Re: The Retreat
To: Mike @ Sam Hill Entertainment
Hi Mike,
I don't think our day would have been the same without The Retreat. Every song was a HIT, every request I made was heard, and every guest was up and dancing. We received compliments all night about the music choice and the band's energy. We're all still hobbling around from dancing ALL night.
It's been a pleasure to work with Sam Hill and The Retreat we will definitely recommend them to others!!
Becca DewoskyRichardson

5Star review on
posted 08/20/2020
We used Sam Hill to book The Retreat for our wedding in May, 2020. We had to reschedule due to Covid 19 and they were incredibly accommodating and rescheduled to our new date at the end of July, 2020. Various combinations of The Retreat played for our ceremony, our cocktail hour, and our reception. They were perfect for all 3 components of the wedding. While my husband and I were taking photos during cocktail hour, people kept coming up to us to say how amazing the cocktail hour trio was. We had a micro wedding with just around 50 guests but you never would've known because The Retreat kept the dance floor packed the entire night. Their song selection, energy, and talent kept everyone inside, despite the gorgeous mountain views outside. They far exceeded our expectations and made it an absolutely perfect night.

From: Sarah Sheedy
Date: Thu, Jan 2, 2020 at 10:43 AM
Subject: RE: The Retreat
To: Andrew Juge
Thanks for reaching out. Our event went swimmingly and everyone adored the band! They sounded so great, had a great set up and got our whole crowd up and moving! Rich even came out during our cocktail hour and played our piano which was a really nice touch. As dinner was starting, he played the saxophone and walked around making it feel more intimate. Our membership loved it. They were a pleasure to work with, hopefully we will do business again soon. 
Have a great new year! 
Sarah Sheedy

From: Samantha R
November 19, 2019
I can’t speak as closely to engaging with the band, as they liaised through our wedding planners through many details about the venue, set up, and weather, but their talent and ability to read the room to create an unforgettable event was incredible. My expectations were far surpassed and I would highly recommend!

From: Peter Chapman
Date: Tue, Oct 22, 2019 at 1:24 PM
Subject: Re: The Retreat
To: Beth @ Sam Hill
We were thrilled with the band. Many, many people said they were the best wedding band they had ever heard. People would love to see them again. They were very accommodating to my daughter. You guys made the process easy. We can’t thank you enough.
Peter Chapman 

From: Allison Romeo
Date: Tue, Oct 15, 2019 at 9:18 PM
Subject: Re: The Retreat
To: Mike @ Sam Hill Entertainment

We legitimately had the best night! Everyone constantly raved about the band! They were amazing! The way the saxophone played during dinner and his song selection was perfect, and the way the band mashed up songs was an absolute hit!
People are still commenting on how amazing the night/band was!! Communication was very easy, it felt hassle free working with Sam Hill Entertainment and The Retreat! We can’t thank you guys enough!
Allison Romeo

From: Jenna Bale
Date: Sun, Sep 22, 2019 at 5:36 PM
Subject: Re: The Retreat
To: Beth @ Sam Hill
Hi Beth,
Everything with the band went great in my opinion! We had lots of guests asking where we had found the band and how much they enjoyed their performances and song selections. We will be sure to recommend Sam Hill for anyone inquiring about bands for their events so they can have as great of an experience as we did. Thank you for everything.
Jenna and Asa

From: Taylor Lawch
Date: Thu, Sep 19, 2019 at 3:08 PM
Subject: Re: The Retreat
To: Andrew @ Sam Hill Entertainment
Thanks Andrew! We had a great time and The Retreat sounded great. It's been a pleasure working with all of you.

From: Jennifer Campbell
Date: Tue, Aug 27, 2019 at 9:56 AM
Subject: Re: The Retreat
To: Andrew @ Sam Hill Entertainment
Hi Andrew,
Thanks for checking in. Everything was great! The band was amazing to work with and a handful of people came up to me during the reception to say how great they were we were thrilled.
Thanks again!

The Retreat were simply fabulous. From beginning to end everyone at our wedding was out of the dance floor and we received many, many compliments from our guests about the band, both the night of and in the days that followed. The Retreat were also very accommodating when the bride needed to use their designated space to have her dress bustled. They did an amazing job learning our first dance song and made it special for us. Communication leading up to and on the day of was exactly what we needed. We HIGHLY recommend The Retreat to any couple preparing for their wedding.

From: The Knot Reviews
Date: Mon, Jul 29, 2019 at 6:36 PM
Subject: Dakota reviewed you on The Knot
The Retreat kept the dance floor energized and fun at out wedding reception. They made our special night the most memorable and funfilled experience I could have imagined. Due to some delays after the ceremony we started dancing at the reception a little later than planned, so The Retreat never even took their break! They played the entire time to ensure we got in as much dancing as possible. I highly recommend them if you are looking to keep the dance floor alive and fun!

From: Rosemary Borgschulte
Date: Tue, Jul 16, 2019 at 6:41 PM
Subject: Re: The Retreat
To: Mike @ Sam Hill Entertainment
Cc: Lauryn Borgschulte

Hey Mike,
This is Lauryn’s mom, Rosemary
This is the second time going through Sam Hill Entertainment and our experience from my end was just fine.
The wedding was 7.13.19 and The Retreat was just FABULOUS!!!! That dance floor was never empty! We danced all night as well as the wedding couple, Lauryn and Jason. If I had another daughter getting married, I wouldn’t hesitate to go through Sam Hill. So much fun! That is our last wedding (we used you as well for our first married daughter and were thrilled with OnLive). I won’t hesitate to recommend you or any of those two bands.


From: Danielle Turner
Date: Wed, May 29, 2019 at 11:42 AM
Subject: Re: The Retreat
To: Mike Miglino

Hi Mike,
Everything was great! We got such a great response about The Retreat. Members loved them!
Thanks again for all the help!

Danielle Turner, CWP
Director of Catering
Druid Hills Golf Club

From: Stephen Hoke
Date: Thu, May 9, 2019 at 11:48 AM
Subject: Re: The Retreat
To: Mike @ Sam Hill Entertainment
HI Mike,
WHAT A PARTY. Rich and The Retreat were a big hit a perfect match to the crowd and related beer sales according to the bill I received from the Hotel! :)
Again, we could not be happier with the Band and Sam Hill Entertainment.
Best regards,
Stephen Hoke

The Retreat was great! Super easy to work with and exactly what this client wanted. Thanks for recommending them to my clients!
Caitlin Whiteside
Calder Clark Events
planner for 3/16/19 WebbTarr wedding, Charleston SC

From: Kim Panther
Date: Tue, Dec 18, 2018 at 8:38 AM
Subject: Re: The Retreat
To: Beth @ Sam Hill
This is the second time we have used the retreat, and we still love them! Rich is wonderful to work with and very accommodating. The music was great!! They have a wonderful ability to adapt to the crowd. People really seem to enjoy their vibe.

From: Elise Fontaine
Date: Wed, Dec 5, 2018 at 6:03 AM
Subject: Re: The Retreat
To: Beth @ Sam Hill
Hi Beth,
The Retreat exceeded all expectations we had for them! Rich was so great to work with. I really appreciated his quick responses and detailed emails. I knew they would do an awesome job but they truly blew it out of the water. Everyone was on the dance floor and the band really knew how to read the crowd. I would 100% hire The Retreat again, and we already had a few guests ask for their information at our wedding!
We will definitely leave reviews for the band. We can’t thank them enough!

From: Megan Economos
Date: Tue, Nov 13, 2018 at 8:53 AM
Subject: Re: The Retreat
To: Beth Treschitta <
Hello Beth,
As a quick summary, the The Retreat was amazing and we truly enjoyed working them, as well as Sam Hill Entertainment. We will absolutely recommend you both for future events!
I will leave a wonderful review on The Knot. Thanks for everything!

From: Danielle Barber
Date: Wed, Oct 31, 2018 at 8:18 AM
Subject: Re: The Retreat
To: Andrew Juge
I cannot say enough good things about The Retreat. The band manager was extremely responsive when we were communicating with them a few weeks before the wedding. They accommodated all of our first song requests and the music sounded AMAZING. They played such a good variety of songs that my husband and I were on the dance floor all night even got my Dad out there! We were initially hesitant about the level of energy the band would bring but there were no concerns there, the crowd was vibing the music the entire night. The band members were extremely nice and introduced themselves for Kyle and I. I would 100% recommend this band to anyone and extremely satisfied with my experience with them as well as yourself. The entire process was smooth and easy. I truly appreciate working with you!!
Thanks again!

5star review on
posted on 10/26/18:
We used Sam Hill Entertainment to book The Retreat for our wedding. It was an incredibly easy and thorough process working with Andy. We were on the fence about what band to use, and Andy did a great job working with us to provide suggestions based on the type of music, wedding theme, and price range that we were going for. The Retreat turned out to be AMAZING! And a group that everyone was raving about afterwards. Would highly recommend working with Andy and Sam Hill Entertainment as well as The Retreat!

From: Bill Edwards
Date: Fri, Oct 26, 2018 at 1:45 PM
Subject: Re: The Retreat
To: Andy Jaspen

Thanks for following up. Everything went great with The Retreat. Working with them was very easy and seamless, and everyone loved their music. Couldn’t have turned out better. We really appreciate all that you did in walking us through the process and helping guide our band selection. Just left a review on the Knot as well and am happy to pass along your information to anyone that is looking to book live music in the future.
Thanks Again!
Davi and Bill

From: pmmcolonna
Date: Tue, Sep 25, 2018 at 7:11 PM
Subject: Re: The Retreat
To: juge
Wow! Everything went completely wonderfully with The Retreat Band! They are the very best!
We have been receiving compliments about them ever since the wedding! The music played during the ceremony, the cocktail hour, and at the reception was simply perfect! On top of their incredible talent, the band members were so kind and friendly and fun!
High praises for both the band and Sam Hill!
Thank you so very much,
Patty Colonna

From: Avery Edenfield
Date: Tue, Jul 17, 2018 at 11:33 AM
Subject: Re: The Retreat
To: Andy @ Sam Hill Entertainment

Good afternoon Andy,
The Retreat band and their music was phenomenal! Even months later, we have guests tell us that the band was one of their favorite parts about the wedding. We have nothing but positive praises to give you and your team. Thanks for making our wedding fun! I will leave a review on The Knot when I can! We will keep y’all in mind for events in the future for sure!
Warm regards,
Avery Sprouse

From: Cate Brooks
Date: Wed, Jul 18, 2018 at 3:09 PM
Subject: Re: The Retreat
To: Beth @ Sam Hill
Hi Beth,
My apologies for the delay here! We've been trying to get back to normal after the wedding with work and summer travel.. and we're almost there!
The Retreat was wonderful the ceremony and cocktail hour music really set the tone for the evening, and their reception music had everyone dancing! We especially enjoyed their custom song combinations our guests are still talking about the final song that even included some Dave Matthews Band songs.
The band members were so nice, appropriately dressed, and had an incredible energy that lit up the room. I've already recommended them + Sam Hill to a few engaged friends!
Thank you for all of your help through this process, your team made it a breeze!
All the best,

From: Bethany Krupski
Date: Sun, Jul 8, 2018 at 8:07 AM
Subject: Re: The Retreat
To: Mike @ Sam Hill Entertainment

Everything went great! the band was everything we could have asked for! They were a lot of fun and worked with us to do exactly what we wanted. So many of our friends and family commented on how great they were!
Thanks for all your help!
Bethany & Noah

From: David Garvey
Date: Tue, Jul 3, 2018 at 8:40 AM
Subject: Re: The Retreat
To: Mike @ Sam Hill Entertainment
Everything was great with The Retreat. Dance floor was full till the end.
David G. Garvey

From: Kimberly Akers
Date: Tue, Jun 26, 2018 at 4:12 PM
Subject: Re: The Retreat
To: Beth @ Sam Hill
We were so happy with the band, their professionalism, and their music selection. Every experience I had, all through email leading up to the wedding, found Rich to be very helpful! Our guests had great reviews about how much time they spent on the dance floor and how good the band was.

From: Heidi Mount
Date: Sat, Jun 9, 2018 at 4:42 PM
Subject: Re: The Retreat
To: Beth Treschitta
We absolutely LOVED working with this band! They are friendly, easy to work with, and super talented, with a wide variety of song choices and genres. This is the second time we have used them for our children's wedding and the three we have left, are begging to have them play at theirs! We will use them again, without hesitation!
Thank you again!

From: John Edwards
Date: Sun, May 13, 2018 at 6:37 PM
Subject: Re: The Retreat
To: Beth @ Sam Hill
Hey Beth,
The band was great. We were lucky to have The Retreat perform for our wedding. I can’t say enough about their performance and each individual’s personality. I can say that we’ve received “best wedding ever” complements and that couldn’t have happened without The Retreat!

From: Alysse Sweeney
Date: Fri, Apr 27, 2018 at 4:07 PM
Subject: RE: The Retreat for the EdenfieldSprouse Wedding
To: Andy Jaspen

Hi Andy::
Thanks for checking in! It was wonderful to work with The Retreat! They were so incredibly easy going and great to communicate with. It was super fun since they played some songs that I consider a bit more non traditional wedding songs so it was a fun variety that kept guests super involved. They were lovely and complimentary to us as well which is always nice. I truly would HIGHLY, HIGHLY recommend them!
Alysse Sweeney
Design Studio South

From: Sarah Pirovitz
Date: Wed, Apr 25, 2018 at 10:45 AM
Subject: Re: The Retreat
To: Justin @ Sam Hill Entertainment
Hi Justin,
The Retreat, to put it simply, was FANTASTIC! We received raves all night (and continuously since the wedding) about how wonderful the music was. They were professional, easy to work with, and truly amazing musicians. I have no suggestions for improvementthey are clearly killing it. I will be recommending them (and y'all) to anyone I know with a forthcoming event. I've posted a 5 star review on Wedding Wire, but if there's anywhere else y'all would suggest placing a review, I'm more than happy to do so.

From: Susan Siegal
Date: Mon, Nov 20, 2017 at 10:48 PM
Subject: Re: The Retreat
To: Andrew Juge
We LOVED The Retreat and their music!! They are talented and personable musicians who were perfect for Michele and Hugh's wedding reception. Everyone had the best time dancing! The extremely talented saxophonist was perfect for the cocktail hour, as well. My family is from Birmingham, and they were excited to hear that The Retreat is based around Atlanta. The band may get some more business in future Birmingham family events!
Thanks so much it was a pleasure working with your company and with the Retreat !

From: Joy Akins
Date: Wed, Nov 1, 2017 at 5:06 PM
Subject: RE: The Retreat
To: Beth @ Sam Hill
The Retreat was absolutely fantastic. They started playing as soon as the guests entered into the reception area while we were having pictures made and the guests were eating. When the wedding party arrived in the reception area, all of the guests were complimenting the band for the music that they played during that time. They took very quick breaks and timed them to perfection. We have used The Retreat two times now and would definitely recommend them.

I cannot say enough about how amazing The Retreat is. From start to finish, Rich (band leader) and the band were so accommodating, flexible, responsive, professional and engaged. Not to mention badass musicians. We threw a couple curve balls at them and they handled and executed everything beautifully from start to finish. We had to do a room flip for our reception in under two hours and also asked the band to play back up for our friend who was singing a song they had to learn for the first time. Both elements were handled absolutely flawlessly we knew we were in great hands the minute we spoke with Rich the first time but to see how they executed the room flip and setup the dayof was amazing. Ok, now on to the MUSIC. This band is not your typical wedding band they aren't all sequined vests and only Motown/Disco. They of course play the hits but also incorporate unexpected classic rock/70s/R&B/current favorites into the set. They do out of this world mashups that keep everyone on the dance floor and the energy level so high the entire night. And it's always fresh and unique we never felt like we were at a typical wedding reception with the same tired lineup of songs. And, ALL of our friends and family (many who are really into music) kept telling us how fantastic the band was (many said best EVER, and they've been to a lot of weddings) and it's evident in the photos we just got back people are LOSING THEIR MINDS on the dance floor all night. Their mashup of Journey/U2 will always be seared in my memory as one of the most special moments toward the end of the night. People were crying! HIRE THIS BAND. HIRE THIS BAND. You will not regret it for an instant. They made our reception next level and I cannot recommend them enough. Thank you, The Retreat!!!

From: Ashley Fleming
Date: Tue, Sep 12, 2017 at 11:07 AM
Subject: Re: The Retreat
To: Andrew @ Sam Hill Entertainment

The Retreat Was AMAZING, and super easy to work with. The really made the night special.

From: Laura Thomas
Date: Thu, Jul 13, 2017 at 2:50 PM
Subject: Re: The Retreat
To: Beth @ Sam Hill Entertainment

Hi Beth! Sorry I am just now getting back to you, it's been a whirlwind getting back in to the swing of things!
The Retreat was amazing at our wedding! We received so many compliments and they really kept everyone on the dance floor. My experience working with Sam Hill and The Retreat couldn't have been better which was a huge relief during wedding planning. The band members were all very kind and professional and wonderful people to be around.
Thank you again and I hope to work with Sam Hill again in the future!

From: Kim Holt
Date: Fri, Jun 30, 2017 at 10:59 AM
Subject: Re: The Retreat
To: Mike @ Sam Hill Entertainment

The Retreat was fantastic!! The music and their enthusiasm made for a great party. Many guest asked who the band was and how did we find them. Working with Sam Hill for bands for three weddings has been a great experience. It is always smooth and seamless. I never had to worry about a thing. I would highly recommend The Retreat! They performed a nice mix with fantastic vocals! Thanks for everything Mike.
Kim Holt

From: Kim Holt
Date: Wed, Jun 28, 2017 at 5:09 PM
Subject: Wedding June 24,2016
To: The Retreat
I wanted to drop you a note and tell you what a fantastic band you are. The reception was a blast due in large part to your music and enthusiasm! I received more compliments on you all than I can count. Thanks also for handling the amplification during the ceremony! You MADE the party and Anne and Chris could not have been happier. Thanks you for everything!!
Kim Holt

From: Emma Krier
Date: Sun, Jun 25, 2017 at 9:04 AM
Subject: Re: The Retreat
To: Andrew @ Sam Hill Entertainment
Our wedding was the best day and The Retreat had a lot to do with that. All of their song choices were perfect. They interacted well with the guests and everyone danced all night. We had multiple compliments about our band selection and provided their information to quite a few people. I have no doubt that our reception would not have been as enjoyable without them and we are so grateful for that!
Thank you for all your help,

From: Marnie Juster
Date: Thu, Jun 1, 2017 at 10:10 AM
Subject: Re: The Retreat
To: Beth @ Sam Hill

Hi Beth
Thanks for checking in. The Retreat and Rich definitely exceeded our expectations. They were amazing to work with and their performance was wonderful. So impressed with Rich's talent and you could tell they were having a blast together. Would definitely recommend them!

From: James Parker
Date: Fri, May 19, 2017 at 10:51 AM
Subject: Re: The Retreat
To: Mike @ Sam Hill Entertainment
Hi Mike,
We absolutely loved The Retreat for our Wedding. They sounded amazing with the perfect mix of dance music and singalongs (Think Garth Brook's Low Places), keeping everyone on the dance floor, even our friends who don't usually dance.
Rich also played some light jazzy music on the saxophone during dinner and then ramped it up more energetic music as the night progressed, just like we wanted.
We received so many compliments on our band from friends and family, some saying they were the best band they have seen at a Wedding. Also, the process with The Retreat and Sam Hill was smooth and everything went without a hitch.

From: Brian Flanagan
Date: Wed, Apr 26, 2017 at 8:44 AM
Subject: Re: The Retreat
To: Andrew @ Sam Hill Entertainment

Hi Andrew,
The Retreat was great. Their music was fantastic, they were responsive to our requests, and they had a great attitude throughout the reception. Let me know what else I can do to say thank you.

From: Wesley Dennard
Date: Tue, Nov 8, 2016 at 4:20 PM
Subject: Re: The Retreat
To: Beth @ Sam Hill

Hi, Beth.
I thought that they were great! Excellent energy they kept the crowd going through the very last song. We loved the musicians, and the female vocalist was superb. I particularly appreciated the secondtolast song when they improvised a bit. My hat is off to them! Thanks for following up, and we will tell our engaged friends about them for sure. Thanks again, and give the band members our best!

From: Owen McBride
Date: Tue, Oct 25, 2016 at 9:29 AM
Subject: Re: The Retreat
To: Andy @ Sam Hill Entertainment

Erin and I are leaving on our honeymoon tomorrow and will be back the following Sunday. Once we get back and get settled I will send more feedback, but in short, The Retreat was awesome! They kept everyone on the dance floor most of the night and played a great set list. It was obvious how talented they are beginning with the acoustic set at the ceremony. Erin and I were unable to attend the cocktail hour due to pictures but everyone I talked to said the music was perfect for the occasion. The reception with the full band could not have gone any better. They were definitely one of my favorite bands I've seen at a wedding. I'll get back to you upon our return but just wanted to give you a heads up in the meantime that they were great!
In kind regards,
Owen McBride

From: Carrie Robinson
Date: Thu, Oct 13, 2016 at 11:31 AM
Subject: Re: The Retreat
To: Mike @ Sam Hill Entertainment
Good Morning Mike,
We just wanted to thank you and The Retreat for making our crazy wedding weekend so special.
The band was top notch and we would recommend them to absolutely anyone. They were professional, kind and excellent musicians. All of our guests were talking about how wonderful they were.
The fact that all of you worked hard to help still make our wedding happen and so much fun is something we will never forget.
Thank you all so much,
Carrie and Falls

From Erica, via WeddingWire
Unrealthese guys absolutely killed it! People were raving all night long about how amazing this band was and I couldn't agree more. They let my groom do his own song and just had such a fun time with the crowd. The mashups were legendary. YES YES YES BOOK THESE GUYS!

From: amy
Date: Mon, Oct 3, 2016 at 1:45 PM
Subject: Re: The Retreat
To: Beth @ Sam Hill

The Retreat was amazing!!!! They played all the types of music we like and I must have had 50 people come up to me and say how much they loved our band. Everyone wanted to know how we found them. I will gladly leave reviews once we get back and settled, but wanted you to know that The Retreat was a class act, easy to work with, professional, responsive and I cannot say enough good things about our experience!!!

From: Mary Davis
Date: Tue, Sep 6, 2016 at 5:16 PM
Subject: Re: The Retreat
To: Andrew @ Sam Hill Entertainment
Hey Andrew,
Matt and I had a great experience with The Retreat. They followed our instructions perfectly and played songs that were fitting for our crowd and had everyone on the dance floor. Y'all made it easy as well with all the prior setup and I never once was stressed about the band which was so nice to have one less thing to worry about that week before the wedding.
Thanks again for working with us and ensuring our day was perfect!
Mary & Matt

From: John Nagel
Date: Tue, Jul 12, 2016 at 1:52 PM
Subject: band review
To: beth

Hi Beth,
We absolutely loved the band! Everyone that night was telling us how much they enjoyed their energy and how good their sound was. We also used Rich to play sax during our cocktail hour and it was well worth it. He kept our guests entertained and everyone loved getting a taste of what was to come. I am very happy that they were able and willing to learn our song for the first dance. The Retreat completely exceeded all expectations and will come highly rated from this happy bride and groom!
John Nagel

From: Allyson Argo
Date: Fri, Jul 1, 2016 at 2:16 PM
Subject: Re: The Retreat
To: Beth @ Sam Hill

The Retreat was absolutely phenomenal! For days after our wedding we had people asking us who are band was for our reception. The band read the crowd the entire time to determine what type of music to play. When we hit the dance floor, they were engaging and played music that really got the crowd dancing. They were wonderfully accommodating of all our requests including announcing the bridal party members, helping us facilitate a flash mob, as well as all first dances. They even played the song we requested for our last dance. They remembered my name and my husband's name and would say them as they MCed the night! That meant so much to us! They were wonderful, and we will absolutely recommend them to all our friends and family.
With joy,
Allyson and Bren

From: Cindy Sanders
Date: Wed, Jun 8, 2016 at 2:42 PM
Subject: Re: The Retreat
To: Beth @ Sam Hill

The Retreat went way beyond meeting our expectations. They were so easy and agreeable to work with and their musical talent as well as personality was awesomely great! My husband and I erupted in the middle of dinner with cheers when Rich was belting it out on the Sax! He is really good and we were not expecting the horn as part of the band! We will definitely be recommending them and would hire them again if we have a need in the future.
Thanks so much for working with us!
Kind Regards,
Cindy and Mike Sanders

From: Lindsay Panther
Date: Mon, Jun 6, 2016 at 10:12 AM
Subject: Re: The Retreat
To: Beth @ Sam Hill

They were absolutely incredible! Easy to work with, flexible with our timeline, and it sounded great. The dance floor was so fun all night!! Thank you for everything!

From: Kim Panther
Date: Mon, Jun 6, 2016 at 8:12 AM
Subject: Re: The Retreat
To: Beth @ Sam Hill

Beth, I was really impressed with The Retreat. They were incredibly nice. The music was great, and they were very intuitive with what to play. I would absolutely recommend them and would love to use them again myself!! Thanks for everything!

Booking The Retreat may have been one of the best decisions we made for our entire wedding! Up until the big day, they were always so responsive and willing to work with us on anything. Rich played the keyboard during our ceremony, which was completely perfect, and then they played during dinner and the reception. They read the crowd and played an amazing mix of music, everyone kept commenting how incredible they were! They were critical in keeping the party going and getting everyone on their feet! You should 100% book The Retreat!!

From: Maggie Melancon
Date: Mon, May 16, 2016 at 5:11 PM
Subject: Re: The Retreat
To: Beth @ Sam Hill

Hi Beth!
We had the BEST time with The Retreat! They truly knew how to read the crowd. We had guests complimenting them all night long. They were so kind on the day of and exceeded all of our expectations. We could not have asked for more! We'll certainly be recommending them to anyone in need of a band in the area.
Thanks for your help along the way!
Thanks again,

From: Kathleen Clark
Date: Mon, May 2, 2016 at 11:02 AM
Subject: Re: The Retreat
To: Beth Treschitta

Hi Beth!
The Retreat was AWESOME. They did such an incredible job and were very easy, friendly and fun to work with.
The music was perfect. I literally couldn't have put together a better playlist myself. They definitely understood our style/what we liked and didn't like and ran with it. We enjoyed everything they played. From the slower songs at dinner (basically some of my favorites) to the dance party later on, everything was great. I had guests coming up to me all night asking about them, and raving about how great the band was. The Sax was also a HUGE hit ; )
I couldn't have picked a better band, they were certainly one of the best parts of our day and I'm so happy we picked them!
Thank you for all your help in this process!

From: Joe Clark
Date: Wed, Apr 27, 2016 at 9:37 AM
Subject: RE: The Retreat
To: Beth Treschitta

Aubrey and Kathleen can probably give you a better evaluation of the music, but the band members could not have been nicer. They were clearly eager to make the event a great success and they did everyone seemed to enjoy themselves and there was plenty of enthusiastic dancing. The Retreat's setup and presentation was very professional and appropriate. I appreciate the fact that they worked up a new song for my fatherdaughter dance.
Thanks for all your help.
Joe Clark

From: Nicolanne Smith
Date: Tue, Apr 12, 2016 at 4:00 PM
Subject: Re: The Retreat
To: Beth @ Sam Hill

Hi Beth,
Thank you for the congrats! The Retreat was awesome! I just emailed Rich to let him know as well and did a review on Wedding Wire also. We have gotten awesome comments from friends and family on how great the band was! They immediately figured out the crowd and what music they wanted and kept the dance floor filled until the very last song. That was pretty much one of our biggest hopes for the wedding and they accomplished it! We can't thank them enough! Rich was so professional and easy to work with also. You all have been great with communication and we really appreciate it. I will highly recommend you guys to anyone who is getting married in the future. Thanks again!
~Nicolanne & Will

From: Joe Herb
Date: Mon, Jan 11, 2016 at 2:56 PM
Subject: RE: The Retreat
To: Beth @ Sam Hill


Great job by the band>>>we had an outstanding evening. The band was great to work with. They won the crowd over early into the reception and carried the night until we had to leave.

If the Chatham Club would have let us stay we may still be dancing!!!!!

Thanks to Sam Hill and “THE RETREAT”


Joe Herb

From: debbie
Date: Tue, Dec 8, 2015 at 5:52 AM
Subject: Re: The Retreat
To: Beth
Good morning. I have nothing but positive things to say about the
band....they were fabulous. Everyone kept asking where they were from
and how we found them. My florist friend who was here when they arrived
said they were the most polite band he had ever encountered. Please
tell them thank you for making our evening perfect!

From: Ning Yao
Date: Thu, Oct 29, 2015 at 11:23 AM
Subject: Re: The Retreat
To: Andy @ Sam Hill Entertainment

Hi Andy,
Thank you! The Retreat was fantastic!! We loved them and we heard many positive comments from our guests! The band was great and the music they played was great! We appreciate your help in our big day. And definitely will pass along your information.
Ning and Lauren

From: Caroline Shepard
Date: Mon, Oct 12, 2015 at 12:23 PM
Subject: Re: The Retreat
To: Beth Treschitta

Thank you for the email. Our guests were overly thrilled with the band! We had a difficult time with rain and tents but the band was flexible in setting up. We had numerous people tell us that they want to book with the Retreat in the future so I know the music was fantastic! I just wished I remembered more of it the whole wedding day feels like a blur!
Thank you for all your help in booking!

From: Amanda Corcoran
Date: Mon, Sep 14, 2015 at 9:40 AM
Subject: Re: The Retreat
To: Beth @ Sam Hill Entertainment

Thank you so much for the email. Everything was awesome! All of our guests haven't stopped talking about the band. The music was great. Their interaction with the crowd was great. I can't remember the last time I was at a wedding where so many people were dancing! Both Jerad and his dad said they danced their butts off!
Thank you so much for everything and all of your help in the planning process! We will definitely recommend y'all to our friends for any upcoming event!
Thanks again!

From: Kelly Gehrlein
Date: Tue, Jun 9, 2015 at 2:15 PM
Subject: Re: The Retreat
To: Andrew @ Sam Hill Entertainment

Hi Andrew,
The Retreat was AMAZING!! They made our wedding that much more fun, special and memorable. I think every person at our wedding commented on how awesome they were and a few even asked where they were from so they could book them. They played our first dance song incredibly and then just kept the whole night flowing with the perfect song choices and mood throughout the entire evening. On top of being wonderful musicians and singers, they were also so much fun and had the best personalities. They even honored one more song at the end of the night after our entire tent full of guests kept shouting one more more song. I couldn't have asked for better band.
Thank you again!

From: Lynn Bertram
Date: Mon, Jun 8, 2015 at 9:19 AM
Subject: Re: The Retreat
To: Beth @ Sam Hill Entertainment

We had the most wonderful time! The band was fantastic! We only wish we had been able to reserve the venue so it could have lasted all night. The band members were engaging, friendly, accommodating and basically, the best. The floor was never lacking for dancersour guests loved them too.

We used Sam Hill 5 years ago for another daughter's wedding and Whitney uses you for her business when possible. You will be the first company suggested to anyone who needs a band.

We can't thank you enough!
Lynn Bertram

From: Brandon Kelly
Date: Tue, May 26, 2015 at 3:51 PM
Subject: Re: The Retreat
To: Beth @ Sam Hill Entertainment
Cc: Andrea

Hi Beth,
I think I can speak for Andrea and I when I say we couldn't have been happier with The Reteat. They did a wonderful job not only playing their music, but engaging our guests and working with us to make announcements and transitions. We had a few requests and they made all of them happen. All in all, I couldn't have been happier with how it all turned out. Every guest that commented to us about the band let us know how good they thought they were.
Without a doubt we will recommend The Retreat to any of our friends or family if they are getting married or having a similar event.
Brandon and Andrea Kelly

From: Clokey, David
Date: Tue, May 5, 2015 at 11:55 AM
Subject: Re: The Retreat
To: Beth @ Sam Hill Entertainment

I just wanted to let you know that we loved having The Retreat play at our wedding and reception. They helped make our ceremony beautiful and our reception fun! With hardly any instruction, they did more than I could have expected and their experience and talent as entertainers was evident throughout the night. The band was very accommodating and easy to work with, and I couldn't have asked for a better experience!

From: Jonathan Griffin
Date: Sat, Apr 25, 2015 at 11:34 AM
Subject: RE: The Retreat
Cc: Maxime Jones

Hi Beth,

Maxime and I couldn't be happier with The Retreat! Working with Rich and the other band members was a breeze, and their performance at the reception was spot on. They really nailed it. Great first dance (a song they learned to play specifically for our reception), and lots of positive feedback from our guests. The Retreat made the night a ton of fun. They did a great job getting everyone out on the dance floor, and we loved the versatility they displayed. They really do know how to play a wide variety of music, while putting their own personal touch on each song that they play.

Thank you, too, for your help in getting us hooked up with The Retreat and making this a smooth and fun experience for us, Beth!


From: Rob Burns
Date: Sat, Apr 11, 2015 at 8:18 PM
Subject: Re: The Retreat
To: Beth @ Sam Hill Entertainment

Hi Beth,
Sorry it's taken me so long to get back to you between the wedding and the honeymoon, and now getting caught up on work, we haven't had much free time lately. Now everything has settled down, though.
We absolutely loved The Retreat. We didn't really have much to go on when we booked them other than a few videos, so we didn't entirely know what to expect, but our expectations were blown away. Everything they did was just great. We especially had no idea that they would be able to play the saxophone while we were eating dinner, which was by far one of the highlights of the entire night it was so good that most people (myself included) thought they had just put on some music from their computer until we looked up and saw him playing. Very, very cool.
And then once dinner ended and everyone started dancing, they did a really great job. They knew just what types of songs to play and when to play them to make sure everyone had a great time.
The one recurring comment I've been getting from everyone who was at our wedding was how amazing the band was, so it seems everyone had the same great opinion of them as I did. Please pass along our thanks to them. We will absolutely make sure to recommend them for any friends and family that is looking for a wedding band they truly could not have been better!
Thanks so much!

From: Karen Wessel
Date: Wed, Jan 14, 2015 at 10:42 AM
Subject: Re: The Retreat
To: Beth @ Sam Hill Entertainment

I would like to thank you for helping us select the perfect band for my daughters wedding. I probably was the most stressed about this single decision . The Retreat was wonderful. The band members were very friendly , talented and professional.. We loved how they blended songs (old and new) to keep the dance floor going all night. We received wonderful feedback from our guests. Everyone commented on the fantastic saxophone player during dinner. Many of the our guests and even the wedding coordinator stated it was the best wedding ever!! We hated to see the night end! We would highly recommend The Retreat and Sam Hill Entertainment.
Thank you again for your help in making Lauren's wedding an amazing day.

From: Melanie Ryals
Date: Thu, Dec 4, 2014 at 5:18 PM
Subject: Re: The Retreat
To: Beth @ Sam Hill Entertainment

Dear Beth,
I can't begin to tell you how very pleased we were with The Retreat. They were absolutely wonderful!!
The saxophonist set the stage. His music was a beautiful backdrop, as the guest arrived and greeted Martha Lee Anne and Monte on our terrace. The entire band did a marvelous job as the guest danced and enjoyed the evening. Sweet Caroline was a huge hit. The kids loved it!! Sweet Caroline is played at all of the Auburn games. There was more than one War Eagle!!
The band also did a great job of announcing the first dance, as well as Kenny's dance with MLA and Monte's dance with his mom. I would be remiss if I didn't say, that not only was the music super, but that they were just so professional and friendly. We not only enjoyed the music, we enjoyed them!!!

Also, thanks so much to you and your staff for helping this mother of the bride' navigate their booking'. Every call was returned, every email I sent received a timely reply and all of my questions were answered. I truly appreciate the courteous professionalism that I received from everyone at Sam Hill Entertainment.
It was a perfect evening with the perfect band!!!

Hoping you have a wonderful Christmas,

From: Erin McLean
To: Andy Jaspen
Date: Wed, Nov 5, 2014 at 11:27 AM
Subject: Re: The Retreat

Hi Andy,
The Retreat were awesome! So great to work with from a planner's perspective, and I loved the solo saxophone and the duet during dinner, it felt like a mini concert. Would totally recommend them!
Thank you!
Erin McLean Events

From: Joy Akins
Date: Wed, Nov 5, 2014 at 12:56 PM
Subject: RE: The Retreat
To: Beth @ Sam Hill Entertainment
Cc: Hamilton Barber

Wow is all I can say…Wow! The Retreat delivered! They provided wonderful, appropriate music while the guest were making their way thru the food lines and then after the formalities of all of the first dances, they rocked it out and kept the dance floor packed. Even though there was no alcohol allowed at this venue (which usually keeps people off the dance floor), our guest came to dance and I think the band was pleasantly surprised that everyone participated. I would highly recommend this band to anyone. There were no surprises.

The entire process was very simple and easy, from the first contact that I made to Sam Hill Entertainment to the many questions that I had leading up to this special day.
Thank you for playing a part in making this the “Best Day Ever”.

Joy Akins

From: Sara Reynolds
To: Andy @ Sam Hill Entertainment
Date: Wed, Nov 5, 2014 at 8:34 AM
Subject: Re: The Retreat

Hi Andy,
Thank you! The Retreat was absolutely amazing! We had so many guests tell us the band was incredible and we truly believe The Retreat is the reason our reception was so much fun and such a success. Originally, we were worried no one would be dancing since neither of our families are big dancers, but the dance floor was packed the entire night and everyone had such a great time! We loved all of the music they played and they just had such great energy the whole night. We also got so many compliments on the saxophonist and the song list played during dinner.
Our wedding planner, Erin McLean, did tell me that they were easy to work with. Overall, The Retreat was just awesome and we will definitely recommend them to any friends or family looking to book a band!


From: Linda Burton
Date: Fri, Oct 3, 2014 at 12:55 PM
Subject: Re: The Retreat
To: Beth @ Sam Hill Entertainment

Hi Beth,
We were so excited to hear The Retreat Band play for Tabitha and Nathan's wedding, September 27,2014. I was impressed from the beginning with their friendly, approachable style and their professionalism. They are very talented musically, and their sound is so smooth. The band was very accommodating to our requests. Rich was kind enough to emcee the Bridal Party's entrance into the reception. Tabitha was pleased that they agreed to learn her Father /Daughter dance song, Mommas,don't let your babies grow up to be cowboys.The song has special meaning for them, and her Dad was surprised. I heard many compliments about the different musical sets throughout different times in the reception.Most of the guests danced including my 82 year old Mother! It's been a long time since I've seen her enjoy music so much. The time went by too quickly.
I would highly recommend The Retreat Band. They are a treat!!
Thanks for your help in booking them for the wedding.
Linda Burton

From: Lauren Yatko
Date: Mon, Sep 22, 2014 at 11:35 AM
Subject: Re: The Retreat
To: Mike @ Sam Hill Entertainment

The Retreat were PERFECT. The way our first song was handled (which they learned), to the flow of dance songs, it was all perfect. We never left the dance floor, which is almost a bad thing because I have no idea what was going on during my reception if it was not happening on the dance floor! :) They were a great value. I want to relive that night over and over again. Our videographer, TwentyOne Films, used our first song in a clip they put together for a teaser. Just further proof of how well The Retreat did.
So happy we went with Sam Hill. Honestly Mike, we chose to stay with the company because of your excellent service. It worked out!!!! Thank you for leading us to The Retreat!
Lauren & Alan Gibson

From: Cecelia Dorger
Date: Mon, Sep 15, 2014 at 8:37 AM
Subject: RE: The Retreat
To: Beth @ Sam Hill Entertainment ,

Dear Beth,
We cannot heap enough praise on the Retreat. They were spectacular in every way. They were a delight to work with so personable and friendly. Their music was fabulous and they played every song with all their heart. The dance floor was crowded with dancers ALL NIGHT. Madeline’s 87yearold Grandma did the moon walk (sort of) to Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean.” The ceremony music was so lovely and certainly set the tone for a peacefilled outdoor ceremony. The crickets even stopped to listen.
Many, many guests asked who they were and where did we find them. We will certainly pass our praise of them (and Sam Hill – you guys were great too) along to whomever wants it.
Shane and his fellow artists were unforgettable.
Rich was superkind to quickly learn a version of “Plough the Fields” for the ceremony after learning another version at the bride and groom’s request. I miscommunicated with the bride and groom and Rich asked for a quick change to fix it. The song made us all tear up. Thanks so much to them for that.
Thank you all so very much.
Ceil (MOB)

From: Marty Arnwine
Date: Tue, Sep 9, 2014 at 9:48 AM
Subject: Re: The Retreat
To: Beth @ Sam Hill Entertainment

Hello Beth,
Sorry for the delay in getting back to you, but just wanted to say that we were all very pleased with the band. I must admit, as the person paying for all of this, that I was a little touchy on this subject prior to the wedding, but I'm glad Kristen held firm on her desire to have The Retreat play. This whole process was very easy and everyone had a great time dancing to the band.
I actually introduced myself to the band as they were setting up and gave them a check. They were all very courteous and professional, but also fun (which is big thing in my book). Their energy when they started playing...and Kristen's insistence that everyone get up and moving...meant that the dance floor was never empty the whole evening. I also received so many compliments about how everyone was enjoying the music. All in all I do not think I could be much happier with how everything turned out on the entertainment.

From: Kat Gedge
Date: Thu, Sep 4, 2014 at 9:51 PM
Subject: Re: The Retreat
To: Mike @ Sam Hill Entertainment

Sorry for the delayed response!
The Retreat was beyond anything that I expected! I loved everything (and I mean everything) they played. They had great energy and there was not one person in their seat. All I heard about after the wedding was how awesome the band was or people asking 'where did you find that band? They were incredible!'. I couldn't agree more. So worth the $$!
Thank you for making our evening even more amazing!

From: Brian Zakutansky
Date: Mon, Aug 18, 2014 at 8:11 AM
Subject: Re: The Retreat
To: Andy @ Sam Hill Entertainment

Andy ,
Thanks for the note. The Retreat was awesome: Great music, they crowd loved them, they listened to our song requests, they played well to the crowd, and they were super friendly to work with.
We give the highest possible recomendation and would love to use them again if we ever need a band.

Brian and Aly

We had The Retreat for our wedding band in Greenville, SC and they could not have been better. They knew every song we wanted played and when to play it and kept the dance floor full all night. Every guest raved about how great the band was and judging by the amount of crashers on the dance floor, even nonguests enjoyed their music. Thanks for making it a perfect day The Retreat!!

From: Laura Keeler
Date: Tue, Jun 17, 2014 at 11:48 AM
Subject: THANK YOU!!!!!!
To: The Retreat

Hi Guys,
A really belated email to say thank you so much for playing at our wedding in Hilton Head and doing it so so well. You're an incredibly talented group of musicians with such a versatile repertoire and you made our dance party exactly what we had dreamed of (nonstop). So many of our guests (including us) never made it to the dessert table or late night french fries because they just couldn't pull themselves off the dance floor!
What's more is that six weeks later we continue to get unsolicited compliments from our friends and family on how we had the best band they've experienced at a wedding. Obviously we're a little biased, but after attending over 30 weddings in the last years, I'm pretty sure there's truth to it!
Thank you so much for everything we hope to run into you guys again soon and let us know if we can ever serve as a reference, etc.
All our best,
Laura and Vassar Pierce

On Mon, Jun 16, 2014 at 8:49 AM, Justin Null wrote:
Hi Beth,
I thought the band did an amazing job. Rich was always available to us leading up to the wedding and especially the night of. Just about every guest commented that they loved The Retreat as well.
Also, thank you for all of your help with booking the band and answering all of our questions. Everything turned out wonderfully.

From: S & B Events
Sent: Wednesday, June 04, 2014 11:34 AM
To: Andy Jaspen @ Sam Hill Entertainment
Subject: Re: The Retreat for StraussCorda wedding
They were oh so awesome!! Professional. On time. And so much fun!!
Loved them!!
Sara McCall
Stunning & Brilliant Events

From: Matthew Wilson
Sent: Tuesday, May 27, 2014 9:22 PM
To: Mike @ Sam Hill Entertainment
Subject: Re: The Retreat

Everything went off without a hitch. The band was phenomenal from the initial discussion about our vision for the evening to the execution. Everyone has commented on how wonderful they were. No complaints from us!

Thank you for everything you did to help make this day perfect.


From: Anna Williams
Sent: Wednesday, January 08, 2014 9:54 AM
To: Andrew Juge @ Sam Hill Entertainment
Subject: Re: The Retreat
We have nothing but very positive things to say about The Retreat! They were so much fun and very talented. All of our guests had a great time on the dance floor, and Joe and I received a lot of compliments on The Retreat even from the people who worked at the venue.
We really appreciate how cool and fun they were. Thanks to Sam Hill for helping us coordinate everything so seamlessly.
Thanks for everything,
Anna Williams

From: Jonathan Thompson
Sent: Monday, October 28, 2013 10:05 AM
To: Andrew Juge @ Sam Hill Entertainment
Cc: Nellie Millsap
Subject: Re: The Retreat
Hi Andrew,
Thanks for all your help! The Retreat was fantastic and we could not have been happier with their performance at our wedding. They played a great variety of music, including a lot of recent songs as we requested. They were able to smoothly transition from song to song and several times they switched back and forth between songs like I have never really seen from a live band before. I loved the way that they were able to mix in the saxophone for several songs, and everyone said that the music played during the cocktail hour was great as well. They were able to keep up a great atmosphere and people were constantly on the dance floor. We had a ton of people telling us how awesome the band was, and I think that they were the best live band that I've ever gotten to experience at a wedding.
They were also great to work with leading up to the wedding and Rich made sure that everything was in order several days before the performance.
I will definitely recommend them to anyone in the future and really hope that I get the chance to go to another event in which they are performing.

From: Samantha Duke
Sent: Tuesday, August 27, 2013 4:11 PM
To: Andy Jaspen @ Sam Hill Entertainment
Subject: Re: The Retreat band follow up
Hey Andy!
To put it simply, The Retreat was AMAZING! Completely surpassed our expectations and we already knew they would be a great band. As I was planning my wedding I was only concerned with one thing and that was having an amazing band that would give us a reception to surpass all receptions with memories we would never forget. They are truly talented and I am elated they played our reception. I feel like they made our reception! I read a lot of great reviews on them but I don't think anyone can truly express how talented they are. Not only at playing music but at knowing how to create the best atmosphere for a good time. EVERYONE commented on how good they were and people are still talking about them!! I also appreciated their professionalism. It rained on my wedding day and because my reception was under a tent we had to change the reception timeline a little bit. At some points I felt like the band was my wedding planner reminding me of what to do and when. It was SO helpful! They were so low maintains which was really appreciated. I didn't have to give a play/not play list like a lot brides have to do for their band and DJ. They definitely had the best set list and I couldn't have made a better one if I had done it myself. I wish I had the most beautiful words to express my overwhelming joy over having them at my reception but to be honest I don't think there are any words good enough to describe The Retreat!

Thank you for being so great Andy!

Samantha Hamilton (Duke)

From: Pamela Taylor
Sent: Wednesday, May 29, 2013 12:51 PM
To: Beth @ Sam Hill Entertainment
Subject: Re: The Retreat

We were very pleased! We had many comments about how good they were. We knew people would like the venue, we were really surprised the band would be a big hit! They did a great job with every song, and also with handling the announcements we needed. Using them was definitely one of the best decisions we made!
Pam Taylor

From: Kelly Peterson
Sent: Monday, May 20, 2013 10:24 AM
To: Beth @ Sam Hill Entertainment
Subject: Re: The Retreat

Hi Beth!

The band was wonderful! They were so easy to work with and we got so many compliments from our guests. I would definitely recommend them to anyone! Professionally they were so sweet and a great part of the wedding!

Thank you!

From: david mogge
Sent: Sunday, May 19, 2013 10:32 PM
To: Beth @ Sam Hill Entertainment
Subject: Re: The Retreat

Hey Beth,
Sorry I am just now getting back to you. The Retreat were awesome. We have received nothing but compliments regarding their performance. Rich was very easy to work with upfront sorting out all of details prior to the wedding. They did everything they could to accommodate us even going as far as learning songs that we wanted to be played. We have already recommended them to other friends and family and will continue to do so. Everyone at the wedding has said that their energy, musical talent, and songlist were all great. Everyone had an awesome time. Thanks for all of your help and assistance and I hope to work with you again soon.
Dave Mogge

From: Sarah Benson
Sent: Wednesday, May 15, 2013 8:19 PM
To: Beth @ Sam Hill Entertainment
Subject: Re: The Retreat

Hi Beth! Thank you so much for reaching out! Sorry for the delay in getting back to you! We had an absolutely wonderful time and the band was everything that we wanted and more! Everyone had so much fun and continuted to tell us how awesome they thought the band was! Please relay our thanks to them again! Hope you have a wonderful day! Thanks so much!!

From: Lori Harris
Sent: Monday, May 06, 2013 6:33 PM
To: Andrew Juge @ Sam Hill Entertainment
Subject: Re: The Retreat

Hi Andrew,

Thanks for the congratulations, my wedding was wonderful! That was in large part due to the Retreat. They were AMAZING. I had been very excited about them and had high expectations but they completely exceeded those expectations. They took into account the type of music we liked, played a wide variety of music and really kept the party going without being over the top. They even learned a song for our first dance and sounded better than the original version. On top of all that, they were so nice and complimentary on the wedding and so easy to work with. In addition to playing at the reception, two of the band members played the piano and guitar at my wedding ceremony. They, of course, sounded great but also worked with a friend of mine who sang a solo during the ceremony. She praised how easy they were to work with and met her early to rehearse. I really cannot say enough good things about them. I had so many people tell me how great the band was and how much fun they had. My new husband and I have been trying to figure out when we could throw another party just to hear them again. Thank you for setting us up the Retreat. I would recommend them 100% to anyone looking for a fun wedding band that is not cheesy with the matching outfits and choreographed dancing. They look great, they sound great, they are extremely easy to work with and made the reception easy and fun. I think one thing that really set them apart is that they are professionals. They put on a seamless performance and know how the flow of a party should go. To anyone that hires them in the future, I would say 1. Lucky you and 2. Let them do their thing. Apart from maybe telling them the broad categories of music you like, they need no instruction or made out playlist. I really hope to hear them again and thanks again for helping me find them!

Lori Harris Minto

From: Brittany Bryant
Sent: Monday, March 25, 2013 2:55 PM
To: Beth @ Sam Hill Entertainment
Subject: Re: The Retreat

Hey Beth,
Sorry I haven't had a chance to give any feedback. We just got back from the honeymoon. The Retreat was amazing. I've heard nothing but good things from everyone that attended the wedding. We really enjoyed them. They were up beat and kept the party going. I will be sure to tell ever one about the retreat! Thanks again!
Brittany Smith

From: Karen Ann Delaney
Sent: Monday, March 04, 2013 12:20 PM
To: Mike Miglino
Subject: Re: The Retreat

OMG they were amazing! Everyone had a blast...they were exactly what I was looking for. Easy to get along with and such a cute group...Blackberry loved then as well.
I am just sad that it is over :) Thank you for your help! I will definitely spread the word.

From: whitney
Sent: Monday, January 07, 2013 9:27 AM
To: Beth @ Sam Hill Entertainment
Subject: RE: The Retreat

Good Morning Beth,
The Retreat was wonderful! As it turns out, several of our guests knew a couple of the band members and were so excited to hear them so I'd say they were definitely a hit!
Rich was outstanding. He made sure he had all of the songs we requested for special dances and even verified one of them with us before the reception because he was afraid he could not find the right version. He was also really wonderful working with me on my father/daughter dance. I had wanted to surprise my father with Sweet Home Alabama, and he more than willingly helped me come up with another song for them to play to lead into it.
The music was wonderful. They were very entertaining and talented, and we really enjoyed having them. There were people on the dance floor the whole night, and that can be tricky at weddings! We are so glad we chose them!
Thank you, Beth!

From: Jamey Assid
Sent: Tuesday, October 23, 2012 11:15 AM
To: Andy @ Sam Hill Entertainment
Subject: Re: The Retreat

We loved the band so much! Our guests were very impressed :) The band members were so complimentary to us as a couple and about our guests. I will make sure to recommend you guys... Especially our friends in the Atlanta area. Thank you again for everything!!
Jamey & J.T. Williamson

From: Jan
Sent: Monday, October 22, 2012 9:30 AM
To: Beth @ Sam Hill Entertainment
Subject: Re: The Retreat

Hi Beth,
The band was awesome! They were helpful with the recorded music for the wedding. I'm still hearing positive comments from guests about the great band and what a fun wedding we had. They made our reception a great success. The young (and old) people danced all night. My 85 year old daddy danced and he said they were fabulous! I just can't say enough good things about them. I would definitely recommend them to others. It was money well spent and I am a happy momma! :)
Thanks for everything!

From: jessica sprewell
Sent: Friday, October 12, 2012 10:41 PM
To: Beth @ Sam Hill Entertainment
Subject: Re: The Retreat

Hey Beth
Everything went GREAT with the band at the reception. Everyone was asking who they were and where we found themthey were a big hit. And all of the music they played was awesome. A great mix of really new pop and classic songs. They also played all of the songs that we specifically asked them to learn absolutely PERFECTLY and exceeded my expectations. And beyond all that, they were so friendly and fun to be around. I will definitely recommend you all to everyone I know :) Thank you for being so great and all your help throughout the whole process!

From: Hadley
Sent: Tuesday, September 25, 2012 5:27 PM
To: Andrew Juge @ Sam Hill Entertainment
Subject: Re: The Retreat

The Retreat was amazing, everybody keeps saying to me where did you find your band who is the band we love the band?
I was 100% pleased with everything, the music played, the way they engaged, and their outstanding talent. I wouldn't change them for anything. :) their fun energy kept everything moving

From: Lynn Edwards
Sent: Tuesday, August 21, 2012 6:56 PM
To: Beth @ Sam Hill Entertainment
Subject: Re: The Retreat

The band was great!! The subsinger was awesome. They were all super nice and easy to work with. Their setup was easy and uneventful. Please tell them how much we enjoyed them and appreciate their professionalism!!
Lynn Edwards

From: Meredith Phillips
Sent: Monday, June 11, 2012 1:04 PM
To: Andy @ Sam Hill Entertainment
Subject: Re: The Retreat
Hi Andy,
The Retreat was great very professional and easy going. Rich was also very accomodating and got back with me promptly via email etc. They were a pleasure to work with and so were you! Thank you for making the band portion of the wedding VERY easy.

Everything was wonderful and as always, the band was fantastic to work with. This is my third time doing an event with The Retreat and they are, by far, my favorite band. Naturally, the guests adored them. (I must have been asked by guests for their name at least eight times.) From my perspective, however, I love how easygoing they are, how willing they are to accommodate slight changes in the schedule, and how professionally they handle my requests to lower the volume, make announcements, etc. I also love that they do not have outrageous egos and are humbly willing to do whatever it takes to create a fun event that also runs smoothly.

You all will continue to be my number one suggestion for a band. I just wish more brides didn't want DJs!

Thanks so much for everything!

Emily Richardson

Wow! The Retreat was perfect for our wedding. We loved it and our guests were asking them to stay longer!! Trevor on the guitar caused a few tears I think though:) Everything was awesome and couldn't have asked for more! I will Definitly recommend them!
Thanks again,
Heidi and Ray

We could not have been more pleased with the contribution the Retreat made to our wedding reception. Many of our guests were asking where we found our band. This is a group which appealed to the varied ages in attendance and assimilated themselves into the party. Arrangements were easy, and they were great about incorporating popular music that was important to us into the playlist, even when some of our songs were oldies. One of the things which wowed us the most was that we did not decide on our first dance music until the night before the reception and they delivered a rendition that was very close to the original artist. We are pleased to say that we can’t imagine a group doing a better job, both musically and professionally, as the Retreat, and we highly recommend them to others looking for live music at wedding receptions or other functions. They did a great job! Tom and Katie, Kimball Hall, Roswell GA

We asked The Retreat to perform at our wedding reception, and we could not have been more pleased with the result. They were very professional and flexible. They learned all the songs that we specially requested and played them perfectly. A highlight of the event, they even allowed a few unplanned guest singers to sing with them! They did a wonderful job getting the party started and keeping everyone dancing all evening. Our guests really enjoyed the songs we requested as well as The Retreat’s original music. Guests were talking about how great the band was even months after our wedding. All in all they did a fabulous job and we would certainly recommend them for any big event. Ryan and Lisa, The Devore House, Alpharetta GA

The Retreat was a fantastic choice for our reception band. they worked with us on every important detail for our day. They were open to multiple requests and were willing to learn new songs just for us. As far as quality of the music, you can't get any better. The Retreat is a group of polished and seasoned musicians who you will not be disappointed with if you decide to use them for your special day. Their attention to detail on keeping the songs sound close to the recording as well as adding their own touch to them is unbelievable. They also did a fantastic job with DJing the event. They did a fantastic job, on the fly I might add, of introducing the bridal party, as well as transitioning the audience from each event happening (first dance, food being served, cutting the cake, etc). Choose The Retreat for your reception band... you won't regret it! J.R. and Beka, Vineyard Community Church, Marietta GA

The Retreat was the best part of our reception! They made the atmosphere extremely fun and enjoyable for everyone. Their depth of song knowledge is very versatile and they definitely know how to get your guests up and dancing! They are professional and will do a phenomenal job should you decide to use them for your wedding or other upcoming event. I would HIGHLY recommend The Retreat to any and everyone! Thanks so much guys for making our wedding reception amazing!! Nick & Sarah, The Forum, Rome GA

It is really difficult to find a great wedding band that is talented, classy, and great to work with, but The Retreat was one of the best wedding decisions we made! Right from the beginning they were so willing to accommodate us with exactly the kind of music we wanted and even learn songs for our wedding. On our wedding day the music was INCREDIBLE and everyone was saying how much they loved the band. They set a great atmosphere of fun and romance and we couldn't have gotten better musicians. I highly recommend The Retreat for your wedding they are awesome! Brett & Courtney, Atlanta Botanical Gardens

The Retreat made our wedding reception a true celebration. They played a great mix of music and were willing to learn songs that I requested. After the wedding, the compliment I received the most about the reception is how much fun everyone had dancing and having a good time. Everyone was impressed with the band. I felt like we were taken such good care of and received great service and GREAT music for a really good value. I HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend The Retreat!
Elizabeth and Jeremiah, Kimball Hall

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