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Hire Isabel Harries Harpist with Encore
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Professional and highly experienced harpist based in West Wales and London. Hire Isabel and her gold harp for your wedding or special event

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Hire City String Ensemble String quartet with Encore
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£1200 - £3750
String quartetLondon

A modern twist on the traditional string quartet. Expect unique renditions of modern pop songs as well as all your classical favourites!

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Hire Tomos Xerri Harpist with Encore
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From£200
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Tomos is a professional, highly experienced, and flexible harpist available for weddings, recitals, and orchestral gigs, covering the UK.

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Hire Harriet Adie Harpist with Encore
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£350 - £450
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With over 15 years' experience, award winning harpist Harriet has played for Royalty, film stars, and luxury brands such as Patek Philippe.

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Hire Giardino Strings String quartet with Encore
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£350 - £2380
String quartetLondon

Giardino Strings is a distinguished ensemble composed of highly regarded professional musicians

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Hire THOM Music Singing guitarist with Encore
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£375 - £625
Singing guitaristLondon

THOM is an exciting acoustic singer/guitarist with a broad and surprising repertoire - perfect for your wedding/hootenanny/shindig/soiree.

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Hire Glenda Allaway Harpist with Encore
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From£350
HarpistLondon

"I have to say having Glenda at our wedding was the best decision we made."

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Hire String Infusion String quartet with Encore
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£375 - £2700
String quartetLondon

String Infusion are an all female vibrant electric/acoustic string ensemble ranging from 1-20+ players covering a range of music genres.

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Hire Stretto Ensembles String quartet with Encore
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£480 - £800
String quartetLondon

The Stretto Ensembles are sought-after musicians, available for a wide range of personal and corporate events in London and further afield.

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Hire Joey Bradick Singing guitarist with Encore
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£250 - £350
Singing guitaristLondon

100+ 5* reviews! Full time musician, specialising in Acoustic Guitar & Singing . Upbeat covers or background music -nothing is too much!

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Hire Laura Wyatt Singing guitarist with Encore
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£937.50 - £1250
Singing guitaristLondon

Singing Guitarist & DJ - Professional, friendly and experienced performer. Available for both chilled out and upbeat sets.

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Hire Marcus Pike Singing guitarist with Encore
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£150 - £300
Singing guitaristLondon

Experienced and versatile solo singer and acoustic guitarist, who can't wait to make your special day perfect!

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Hire Glain Dafydd Harpist with Encore
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From£180
HarpistLondon

Glain is a professional harpist in London

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Hire Gold Gospel choir with Encore
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£500 - £1875
Gospel choirLondon

Singer, songwriter, acoustic, band, soulful, female, wedding, funeral, functions, corporate events, churches, choir, restaurant, bars,events

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Hire GT Choir (London) Gospel choir with Encore
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£1250 - £4000
Gospel choirLondon

Gospel Choir - Gospel Singers - Singers - Function Band

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Hire Piper Millie Scott Bagpiper with Encore
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£200 - £325
BagpiperLondon

Professional piper for any occasion 🎶 ceremonies and services, tv and media, school visits, private and corporate events.

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Hire Halo Strings String quartet with Encore
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£750 - £1625
String quartetLondon

Flawless music entertainment for your event. Luxury, all Female, Classical and Electric string quartet

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Hire Natalie Lurie Harpist with Encore
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£300 - £500
HarpistLondon

Trained at the Royal Academy of Music, Natalie is a classical and pop harpist with 20+ years of experience.

Recent reviews of our Wedding Ceremony Musicians in Hillingdon

“Stefania was absolutely perfect. Communicative throughout and checked in with us throughout to build a musical playlist of our wedding that suited me and my husband so much. When I walked down the aisle to her playing ‘one step by hans zimmer’ there was barely a dry eye in the house. She did so well, and everyone loved her songs. My only regret is that I didn’t get chance to listen to her whole set as I was so busy doing bride photos and things!! Absolutely incredible - and bespoke throughout ❤️❤️”

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Megan hired Stefania Lo Castro for a Wedding (available in Hillingdon)

“We had the absolute pleasure of experiencing Ben's performance at our wedding on 2nd April 2024, and it was truly exceptional. We are a couple who individually and collectively have music as part of our core values and subsequently have high expectations of performance, especially for that of our wedding. Ben’s talent and passion shone through in every note he played and sang. Ben's voice has a beautiful tone that captivated everyone in attendance, creating a fantastic atmosphere that enhanced our special day. Our guests all thought he was outstanding. We had very particular song choices, some which required similar recreation to the original and other pieces we let Ben have free rein for him to add his personal touch that made the moment memorable. We even scrapped the optional ceremony readings at our marriage service in favour of another song performance by Ben. We highly recommend Ben for any event where top-notch musical talent is needed; he truly made our wedding unforgettable with his incredible performance. On a more personal note, Ben is so lovely and genuine. He truly cared about our special day and nothing was too much trouble. He has excellent communication and arrived promptly at all our meetings and the wedding itself. So…whether he likes it or not… he has us as groupies for life. We are already planning to book him for our next party. You won’t regret booking him for your event, whatever it is. Best wishes Shannon & Manoj”

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Shannon hired Ben Eaton for a Wedding (available in Hillingdon)

“We were delighted with Mark's music and appearance at our anniversary party, it was a really good fun start to our celebration, everyone enjoyed the surprise! Thanks Mark, we will highly recommend you to our friends. Jane & Richard H”

30 March 2024
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Jane hired Mark Haynes (Bagpipe Moments) for a Bar / Club / Venue event (available in Hillingdon)

FAQs about hiring Wedding Ceremony Musicians in Hillingdon

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Do you play music during wedding ceremony?

While music isn't strictly mandatory for a wedding ceremony, it's become a deeply ingrained tradition. Its absence might feel oddly quiet and leave some key emotional moments unaccompanied. Live music in ceremonies is used mainly to guide the flow of the wedding. For example, processional music announces the bride’s arrival, recessional music celebrates the union, and interludes provide smooth transitions between readings or vows.

When do you need music in a wedding ceremony?

While the specific timing can vary depending on the length of your ceremony, however as a rule of thumb: Prelude: Around 15-20 minutes before the ceremony starts, soft, calming music begins playing as guests arrive and take their seats. Processional: Music starts right as the first member of the wedding party enters, and continues as the bride walks down the aisle. This typically lasts 2-4 minutes depending on the length of the aisle and song chosen. Readings/Interludes: Short instrumental pieces or calm ambient music can be played between readings or announcements (usually 1-2 minutes each). Vows: Some couples choose to have music playing softly in the background while exchanging vows, while others prefer silence for this intimate moment. Unity Ceremony/Ring Exchange: If you're having a special ceremony like lighting a unity candle or exchanging rings, you might choose a short, meaningful piece of music to accompany this moment (around 1 minute). Recessional: As the newly married couple exits the ceremony, the music shifts to a more upbeat and celebratory tone. The recessional music typically lasts 1-2 minutes, depending on the chosen song. Of course, whichever music you choose is at your discretion as a couple but if you’d like more advice tailored to your vision, please get in touch with one of our experts today.

What is recessional music for wedding ceremony?

The recessional music is the songs that play as you take your first steps as a newly married couple. It marks the joyful end to your ceremony and sets the tone for the drinks reception. Take a look at your blog for inspiration and guides on how to choose the right recessional song for your big day.

How much do wedding ceremony musicians cost?

The average cost of a wedding ceremony musician depends entirely on the type of musician you choose, as well as, other factors such as time of year (peak wedding season being the most expensive), experience of the musician and location of your wedding venue (local musicians almost always the least expensive due to lower travel costs). However, below is a rough guide of prices of some popular musicians for wedding ceremonies: String quartet - £840 Acoustic duos - £650 Organist - £400 Harpist - £350 Singing guitarist - £300 Violinist - £300

Should I have music at wedding ceremony?

Whether you’d like wedding ceremony music is up to you, however, nothing beats the atmosphere live music can create, and your ceremony does set the tone for the rest of your wedding. Live music is great for adding a layer of emotion and intensity to key moments such as the bride walking down the aisle, that pre-recorded music can’t. Another key thing to remember is that with live music, it reduces the chances of technical difficulties as live musicians are seasoned professionals who know how to manage sound levels effectively and maximise the acoustics of a venue. You don’t want to risk pitchy sounds or uneven noise levels during the most important moments of your life.

What music to play before wedding ceremony?

Usually, couples choose to play music before the ceremony as the guests are arriving to create an ambience and set the tone for the rest of the day. Ultimately the choice is up to you, but ideally, you want background music that creates a nice atmosphere but doesn’t overpower conversations as your guests mingle.

How to play music at outdoor wedding ceremony?

There are a lot of great live music options for an outdoor wedding ceremony. String instruments such as violins, cello, and viola are great for outdoor weddings as they have a sharp, directional sound that can cut through background noise in open spaces. Likewise, jazz bands suit outdoor ceremonies as they often feature horns and woodwinds which also project well outdoors. Other ​​outdoor wedding ceremony musicians you may want to consider are harpists, singing guitarists, acoustic duos, and steel drum bands. If you’d like a more interactive experience, consider a roaming band who wander around the venue or dancefloor and perform amongst your guests. Due to their nature of performance, roaming bands are ideal for outdoor wedding ceremonies because they don't need amplification and their sound fills any outdoor space no matter how large.

Hiring a Wedding Ceremony Musician in Hillingdon

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Pop, Classical, Jazz
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Busiest times:
June, July, August

How much does it cost to hire a Wedding Ceremony Musician in Hillingdon?

The typical price for a Wedding Ceremony Musician is:
£Budget£260
££Pro£380
£££High-end£500+

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