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Wedding Ceremony Musicians for hire in Southwark

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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 Vivace Virtuosos String quartet with Encore
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£480 - £800
String quartetLondon

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

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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 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 City String Ensemble String quartet with Encore
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£1250 - £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 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 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 Keynotes Choir Gospel choir with Encore
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Gospel choirLondon

Keynotes Choir is the #1 gospel choir in London! We offer a versatile repertoire of traditional and contemporary sounds!

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Hire Palatine String Quartet, Trio & Duo String quartet with Encore
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From£640
String quartetLondon

Modern string quartet to add the wow factor to your wedding or corporate event performing a range of classical pop rock and bollywood music

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Hire Lilac Sheer Singing guitarist with Encore
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£400 - £600
Singing guitaristLondon

The ultimate Loop-Pedal solo experience: Vocals, Backing Vocals, Guitar, Bass Lines, Harmonica, Percussion - All in a solo performer.

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Hire BIG Gospel Choir Gospel choir with Encore
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£2700 - £3000
Gospel choirLondon

Elevate special moments: Experience the soulful delight of BIG Gospel Choir. From Weddings to Corporates we’ll bring Joy and inspiration!

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Hire Simon Howard Singing guitarist with Encore
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£250 - £500
Singing guitaristLondon

Experienced folk style solo singer based in London with a wide range of songs. Happy to take requests for the day!

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Hire Uplifted Voices Gospel choir with Encore
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£787.50 - £3150
Gospel choirLondon

With a smooth, soulful blend, Uplifted Voices is a group that is guaranteed to leave you and your audience UPLIFTED and INSPIRED!

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Hire Ruby Aspinall Harpist with Encore
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£500 - £812.50
HarpistLondon

Ruby's Harp playing has been described as "Heart Melting" by The Guardian. Playing for 600+ events including the BBC Proms & Alicia Keys

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Hire Covent Garden String Quartet String quartet with Encore
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£580 - £670
String quartetLondon

The Covent Garden String Quartet is a highly professional group with many years experience, providing great live music for any event.

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Hire Prima Strings String quartet with Encore
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£425 - £1050
String quartetLondon

Prima Strings is the #1 group in London! We’ve played at hundreds of events including at Uber, BBC & British Airways parties.

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Hire Inês Loubet Singing guitarist with Encore
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£280 - £448
Singing guitaristLondon

Award-winning Bossa Nova, Samba, Pop and Jazz singer based in London praised by Gilles Peterson and Robert Elms from BBC Radio 3.

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Hire Dorothy Harpist Harpist with Encore
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£450 - £550
HarpistLondon

Flowery and romantic modern harp music with a classical twist - the perfect addition to your timeless weddings and events. 🩵✨

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Latest reviews of our Wedding Ceremony Musicians in Southwark

Dorothy Harpist
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"We had the pleasure of working with Dorothy for a wedding at Trinity Buoy Wharf last Friday, and she was absolutely fantastic. From the very beginning, Dorothy was extremely professional and attentive, ensuring every detail was perfect for the ceremony. Her harp playing was beautiful and created the perfect atmosphere for our clients' special day. Dorothy's talent and dedication truly shone through, and we couldn't have asked for a better musician. Thank you, Dorothy, for making the ceremony unforgettable. "

Madie hired Dorothy Harpist for a Wedding (available in Southwark)

Verified Review, 14 June 2024
Gia October
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"Will be booking again, for sure! Incredible voice and awesome to work with! "

Steph hired Gia October for a Wedding (available in Southwark)

Verified Review, 14 June 2024
Ian Davidson
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"Was absolutely delighted.Ian was amazing.Made the day"

Maggie hired Ian Davidson for a Wedding (available in Southwark)

Verified Review, 7 June 2024

FAQs about hiring Wedding Ceremony Musicians in Southwark

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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 Southwark

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

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

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

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