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Hire Tony Hurst The Piper for All Occasions  Bagpiper with Encore
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£225 - £275
BagpiperWiltshire

Traditional Highland Piper for all Occasions. with over 20 years experience, Full Public Liability Insurance to 10 M and a Member of the MU

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Hire Jukebox James Singing guitarist with Encore
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Singing guitaristSwindon

Solo electric & acoustic pop covers with live vocals & guitar along with custom made backing tracks

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Hire Tom Corneill Singing guitarist with Encore
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£450 - £700
Singing guitaristBath

All your favourite tunes brought to you by an authentic singer-songwriter.

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Hire Vocal Works Gospel Choir Gospel choir with Encore
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£850 - £1630
Gospel choirBath

The #1 choir performing pop/soul/gospel at weddings & corporate events around the UK/abroad! Adding a musical 'wow' factor to your event!

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Hire Tom - Singer Guitarist Singing guitarist with Encore
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£350 - £520
Singing guitaristBath

Soulful acoustic folk singer-guitarist

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Hire Tom Waddington Singing guitarist with Encore
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£200 - £550
Singing guitaristWantage

Oxfordshire's finest acoustic covers artist. I've played every kind of gig there is to play and I always have something for everyone.

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Hire Flo Fields Singing guitarist with Encore
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£250 - £440
Singing guitaristBath

Flo Fields is a singer/guitarist/violinist with outstanding vocals, captivating, soothing audiences worldwide.

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Hire Toby-Joe Reilly Singing guitarist with Encore
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£260 - £570
Singing guitaristBristol

International solo entertainer with a fun, upbeat show and a wide range of musical styles.

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Hire Mark Lewis  Singing guitarist with Encore
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£200 - £412.50
Singing guitaristBath

From private backstage events for the New York Times to Glastonbury Festival to COP 26

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Hire Jemima Small Harpist with Encore
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HarpistThatcham

Berkshire harpist, playing for weddings and functions. Ready to make your event extra special

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Hire Maddison A Singing guitarist with Encore
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£250 - £437.50
Singing guitaristAndover

Experience the soulful and captivating energy of singer songwriter Maddison A. perfect for lively pub venues or intimate weddings.

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Hire Serenity String Duo String quartet with Encore
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£450 - £1900
String quartetBath

Beautiful music for every event & occasion.

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Hire James Harriman Singing guitarist with Encore
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£250 - £375
Singing guitaristBath

James Harriman is an energetic covers artist based in in Bath. James plays covers from the 60's to the present day with his own twist.

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Hire Meta Killick Harpist with Encore
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£233 - £400
HarpistWinchester

Meta is a folk harpist, therapeutic harp practitioner and music therapist available for events in Hampshire. All music is played by heart.

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Hire Clarice Rarity String quartet with Encore
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£350 - £800
String quartetFaringdon

Classical, Folk, Pop: Acoustic accompanied violin rep. Toured round the world for Ballet company - Akram Kahn. Recorded for pop and film.

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Hire Ruth Kenyon Harpist with Encore
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HarpistBath

Ruth is a versatile harpist with over 30 years experience. She will enhance any event with her nimble fingers and friendly demeanour.

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Hire Shean Bowers Organist with Encore
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£250 - £550
OrganistBath

Shean is Assistant Director of Music at Bath Abbey, Guest Organist BBC Radio 4 Daily Service and past Organ Scholar at Liverpool Cathedral.

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Hire Alfie Treloar Singing guitarist with Encore
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£200 - £450
Singing guitaristBath

Upbeat, lively pop covers ranging from fan-favourites and requests to the unexpected.

Latest reviews of our Wedding Ceremony Musicians in Wiltshire

Ruth Kenyon
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"Ruth was phenomenal! She added such a special touch to our wedding :) She was sooo good at entertaining our music requests and the music she played was incredibly beautiful. Thank you soooo much Ruth xxxx"

Seun hired Ruth Kenyon for a Wedding (available in Wiltshire)

Verified Review, 15 June 2024
Mark Lewis
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"Absolutely Brilliant "

Amy hired Mark Lewis for a Wedding (available in Wiltshire)

Verified Review, 15 June 2024
Tom Corneill
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"Our wedding would not have been anywhere as amazing without Tom - he read the room so well and definitely set the mood! He was also a joy to plan with; his calm nature was definitely appreciated in the run up to the wedding. My guests were so impressed I’ve had one reach out for his contact details, so see you again soon Tom!"

Claire hired Tom Corneill for a Wedding (available in Wiltshire)

Verified Review, 14 June 2024

FAQs about hiring Wedding Ceremony Musicians in Wiltshire

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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 Wiltshire

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

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

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

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