40 Best Farewell Circle Songs for Weddings
Bid your goodbye, sayonara, and ciao to the party with these best farewell circle songs! Whatever wedding celebrations you might be planning, ending your big day with a bang is a must!
What is a Farewell Circle at a Wedding?
The Wedding Farewell Circle is a time-honored tradition in which the bride and groom make their way around the room, personally bidding farewell to each of their guests as they leave the reception. This takes anywhere from 15 to 30 minutes, depending on how many people are at your reception.
The Farewell Circle is a great opportunity for the bride and groom to thank their guests for coming and to extend their best wishes to everyone before they go on their honeymoon. The key to making this process efficient is to have the bride and groom start on opposite sides of the room so that they can cover more ground.
Additionally, it helps if the guests are all standing side by side in a circle so that the bride and groom can just move from person to person without having to worry about backtracking. Think of a politician doing the rounds and shaking hands! Only this time, you’re not making false promises but gifting your guest genuine appreciation and love.
How Many Songs Should You Play for the Farewell Circle?
The song and how many you use will depend on how many people are in the circle and how much time there is for the couple to complete the circle. Anywhere between 2-3 songs should be enough to cover the whole circle without it becoming mundane. The songs should add grandeur and sparkle to your wedding exit! Consider playing upbeat music to raise spirits and keep everyone motivated, or slow down the tunes when needed to fuel a more intimate moment. Usually, the goodbye messages should just sum up the evening and the last moments of your special day, not a public service announcement that goes on forever.
Now, queue up these amazing farewell circle songs at your wedding and make sure to say goodbye in style!
Photos by Rick Liston Photography
Photos by Rick Liston
Upbeat Farewell Circle Wedding Songs
Burn the circle with a fire groove and spice it up with some of these upbeat and lively wedding farewell songs! The guests will be dancing and clapping as they say their goodbyes and blazing the trails for the new couple to start their lives together with explosive energy!
Love on Top – Beyoncé
Starting with Queen Bey herself, this high-octane song will get everyone on their feet and dancing to the beat. The perfect way to send you off and show your guests how much fun you are going to have now that you are married!
Listen: Love on Top – Beyoncé
Last Dance – Donna Summer
A classic disco hit from one of the greats. This song is sure to bring out the inner dancer in everyone, and especially for your wedding, it’s sure to get people smiling and waving goodbye as you make your grand exit.
Listen: Last Dance – Donna Summer
Celebration – Kool & The Gang
This song is, without a doubt, the ultimate party anthem and the perfect way to end your wedding celebration with a bang! Get everyone in the circle on their feet and in the groove as they wish you all the best!
Listen: Celebration – Kool & The Gang
Can’t Stop the Feeling – Justin Timberlake
Love me some JT! This song will have your guests singing and dancing as they celebrate your union. All the while, you can leave with a smile on your face, knowing that everyone had a great time at your wedding!
Happy – Pharrell Williams
If you want a truly upbeat and cheerful wedding farewell song, then this is it. Pharrell Williams’ infectious hit will have your guests beaming from ear to ear as they bid you adieu. No doubt about it!
Listen: Happy – Pharrell Williams
We Are Family – Sister Sledge
This funky and uplifting song is sure to get everyone in a celebratory mood as you all part ways. Make sure you tell your guests to ‘hold their heads up high’, as they join hands and dance together one last time in the circle!
Listen: We Are Family – Sister Sledge
Signed Sealed Delivered (I’m Yours) – Stevie Wonder
This soulful classic will have your guests grooving and singing along as they say their goodbyes to you. A great way to end the evening on a high note, with everyone feeling the love!
Accidentally In Love – Counting Crows
Does anyone else think of Shrek when they hear this song? No one? Okay. It’s such an uplifting tune, and your guests will be swaying and smiling as they share this moment with you.
Sugar – Maroon 5
One of the most popular songs to come out in recent years, this song will have your guests tapping their feet and singing along as they get ready for your grand farewell circle.
Listen: Sugar – Maroon 5
I Got You (I Feel Good) – James Brown & The Famous Flames
This classic soul track is sure to put a smile on everyone’s face! James Brown’s uplifting lyrics will have your guests feeling good and ready to say goodbye. A perfect ending to your wedding celebration!
Classic Farewell Circle Wedding Songs
No wedding is complete without a few classic tunes. Pick out some of these timeless farewell circle wedding songs to create an atmosphere of nostalgia and romance as everyone joins hands in a circle and says goodbye with heartwarming appreciation.
Crazy Little Thing Called Love – Queen
Queen is one of the greatest bands ever, and this song is guaranteed to bring some real energy to the circle. Get your guests grooving, swaying, and feeling like they are in a mini concert!
I Will Remember You – Sarah McLachlan
This beautiful song will have your guests feeling teary-eyed and emotional as they bid you farewell. A poignant way to end the night, with everyone feeling the love in their hearts.
All My Loving – The Beatles
The Fab Four are pretty much a staple at every wedding. This classic song will have everyone singing and swaying in unison as they join hands in the circle.
Listen: All My Loving – The Beatles
Beautiful Day – U2
This uplifting and inspiring song will set the tone for a beautiful wedding exit. U2’s lyrics are sure to get everyone in the circle feeling all warm and fuzzy inside!
Listen: Beautiful Day – U2
You Shook Me All Night Long – AC/DC
Talk about going out with a bang! AC/DC’s powerful and energetic anthem will have your guests singing, dancing, and rocking out together as they see you off. A truly epic way to end the night!
I Got You Babe – Sonny & Cher
Be a powerful and lovely duo like Sonny and Cher, and make this iconic song yours as you say your final goodbyes. The melody and lyrics of this song will help you create a moment of true beauty and bliss.
Listen: I Got You Babe – Sonny & Cher
Somewhere Only We Know – Keane
This soft and mellow song will give the night a romantic and heartfelt touch as your guests join hands around you one last time. Let their love surround you with peace, joy, and gratitude!
Listen: Somewhere Only We Know – Keane
Come Fly With Me – Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra’s smooth and classically elegant vocals will make your farewell circle even more special. Let the crooner take you away with his beautiful lyrics as you say goodbye to your loved ones and special friends!
Listen: Come Fly With Me – Frank Sinatra
Save The Last Dance For Me – Michael Bublé
A heartfelt and romantic ballad that will have your guests embracing the moment with love. Michael Bublé’s beautiful vocals will make this a memorable exit for a fantastic night!
Amazed – Lonestar
This truly amazing track will leave your guests overwhelmed with all the love and emotion in the room. It’s a beautiful way to end the night on a high note, with everyone embracing each other and celebrating this moment of goodbye!
Listen: Amazed – Lonestar
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Modern Farewell Circle Songs For Weddings
Rock out to some modern tunes for a more contemporary and upbeat farewell circle! Millennials, Gen X or anyone in between will appreciate the modern twist while still feeling the love and appreciation of a circle farewell.
Cuz I Love You – Lizzo
Grammy-awarded and certified diva Lizzo is a surefire hit with any crowd. Play this song as your guests join hands in a circle and make it known that love really does conquer all!
Listen: Cuz I Love You – Lizzo
Blinding Lights – The Weeknd
This upbeat and funky song is guaranteed to get your guests moving with its infectious rhythm. A fun and modern way to end the night – they’ll definitely be singing this one long after the wedding!
Listen: Blinding Lights – The Weeknd
Adore You – Harry Styles
This soulful and romantic song will make your circle a moment to remember. Let Harry Styles’ beautiful voice carry you away as you thank your guests for sharing such an amazing night!
Listen: Adore You – Harry Styles
Lover – Taylor Swift
Gosh, can Taylor Swift do no wrong? This romantic and dreamy track will make your guests feel extra special and appreciated. Lover captures the beauty of love and letting go – perfect for a special farewell circle!
Listen: Lover – Taylor Swift
Sucker – The Jonas Brothers
With its toe-tapping rhythm and fun lyrics, this talented trio will rock your farewell. Your guests will be singing along with glee as you share one last moment of appreciation to wrap up the night in style!
Listen: Sucker – The Jonas Brothers
Glad You Came – The Wanted
The sun goes down, and it’s time to say goodbye. But before you do, give your guests one last hurrah with this upbeat and cheerful pop track! A perfect song to get everyone singing and dancing together in the circle.
Listen: Glad You Came – The Wanted
We Can’t Stop – Miley Cyrus
Miley Cyrus’ upbeat and infectious song will have your guests throwing their hands in the air and singing along with joy. A fun way to end the night – let the music carry you away one last time!
Listen: We Can’t Stop – Miley Cyrus
Faith – Galantis and Dolly Parton
This uplifting track will have you and your guests closing the night with a sense of hope and optimism. Dolly Parton’s beautiful vocals combined with Galantis’ cheerful beat are sure to make the moment extra special!
Forever – Justin Bieber and Post Malone
Justin Bieber’s heartfelt lyrics will make this one goodbye that you won’t forget! Forever knocks it out of the park with its romantic vibes and soulful beats – perfect for a beautiful farewell circle to round off the night!
A Sky Full of Stars – Coldplay
A perfect way to end the starry night with this uplifting and beautiful song! Coldplay’s signature sound will make your guests feel like they’re in a dream as you thank them for being part of such an amazing and lovely day!
Listen: A Sky Full of Stars – Coldplay
Fun Wedding Exit Songs
Say goodbye with style and energy! Here are some fun songs that will get your guests up on their feet and tickle their funny bones to a T!
Bye Bye Bye – NSYNC
Well, the song says it all. Bye.
Listen: Bye Bye Bye – NSYNC
Closing Time – Semisonic
An upbeat and catchy tune that’ll get everyone singing along as they make their way out. A great way to wrap up the night on a cheerful and punchy note!
Listen: Closing Time – Semisonic
I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) – The Proclaimers
A classic staple for any wedding reception, this will live on for 500 years and 500 years more! Get your guests singing along to the chorus and smile at them as they make their way out.
Goodbye – The Muppets
Bring back some childhood nostalgia with this uplifting Muppet classic! Let Kermit and the gang be a part of your special day for one last goodbye!
Listen: Goodbye – The Muppets
Living on a Prayer – Bon Jovi
And you surely will if you play this classic rock anthem! Bon Jovi’s passionate vocals are so powerful you’d feel like you’re in an epic finale. Get ready to sing along at the top of your lungs!
Listen: Living on a Prayer – Bon Jovi
I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do – ABBA
Such a songwriting mastery with two gorgeous girls belting out an incredible tune! This is an uplifting and moving song that will make you say I do, I do, I do, too!
The Edge of Glory – Lady Gaga
An amazing pop track with some wicked lyrics and catchy riffs to round off the night! Lady Gaga’s powerful vocals will make your guests want to dance until the early hours of the glorious morning.
Listen: The Edge of Glory – Lady Gaga
All Night Long – Lionel Richie
It’s all about having fun and dancing through the night – Lionel Richie’s upbeat tune will get everybody singing all night long! That is until you have to say your goodbyes with a smile.
Listen: All Night Long – Lionel Richie
We Found Love – Rihanna and Calvin Harris
This song will get your guests singing along with a sense of euphoria! Rihanna and Calvin Harris’s upbeat lyrics are sure to bring the energy up for one final swan song.
So Long, Farewell – The Sound of Music
Say farewell like the von Trapp children with this classic track! Get your guests singing along to the chorus as they make their way out, and off you go to the hills like Julie Andrews and the rest of the cast!
What are the Best Farewell Circle Songs for Weddings?
The perfect wedding exit songs are the ones that you will never forget! Something that will capture the moment and make your guests feel connected. It should be a song that everyone can sing along to and will bring everyone together as one! Imagine you and your partner bidding adieu to the closest and most beloved people in your life with a song that everybody can gravitate to and connect to! It’s a beautiful moment that will stay in your memory forever.
Are you a hard rock fan? Then a banging track should do the trick! Or if you prefer a more emotional and touching farewell song? You can place your bet on a sentimental and slow-paced tune. Here at Melbourne Entertainment Company, our DJs and Bands will play the songs you want!
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