The Wedding Trumpeter

  • from £210 in London Help
  • from £230 in South East
  • from £230 in East of England
  • from £230 in South West
  • from £260 in East Midlands
  • from £260 in West Midlands
  • from £280 in Wales
  • from £310 in Yorkshire & Humberside
  • from £330 in North West
  • from £360 in North East
  • from £400 in Scotland

Whether a fanfare for your procession, lyrical music for the signing of the register or a triumphant march for the bridal exit, The Wedding Trumpeter can provide professional trumpet playing with real finesse to add a unique sparkle to your wedding day.

The Wedding Trumpeter is a graduate of the Royal College of Music, completing his masters degree there with the 'Sir Philip Shelbourne Award for Brass'.

His varied career has seen him perform with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the English Chamber Orchestra and the Orpheus Sinfonia whilst also performing solo arias and oratorios as part of the London Handel Festival. He has also recorded fanfares for BBC Radio 3, performed fanfare's for Premier Radio's Christmas Day Service, performed concerti at the Royal Albert Hall and St John's Smith Square and played fanfare's for His Royal Highness Prince Charles.

The Wedding Trumpeter is much in demand as a ceremonial trumpeter and has provided music for services at some of the UK's most prestigious venues - Westminster Abbey, Westminster Cathedral, Westminster Central Hall, St Paul's Cathedral, St George's Cathedral, Southwark Cathedral and Wells Cathedral to name a few.

As a versatile musician, The Wedding Trumpeter prides himself on being able to tailor his playing to suit your needs. He knows all the repertoire from memory and can adapt his performances to suit any acoustic. Whether its the largest of cathedral's or the smallest of halls, he can add that special touch of grandeur to your day.

Performance information

Line-up Solo trumpeter
Performance duration Entrance of the bride only OR entire ceremony (entrance, hymns & recessional)
Arrival & set-up Help 45 minutes before start
Requirements Help Space of 2 x 1 metres

Booking options

Entrance of the bride only Prices as above
Entire ceremony (entrance of the bride, hymns and bridal recession) Add £65
Fanfares to herald arrival of couple Add £150 per trumpeter (minimum 2 trumpeters)

What people say Help

  • I found the service provided by Function Central to be professional, prompt and painless - just what is needed with the stress of trying to plan the big day! Thank you for the role you played in helping provide Sam the trumpeter, we had so many compliments about his playing, and he helped add some extra magic to a very special ceremony.

    Emma, Wedding, West Yorkshire, September 2016
  • Sam was excellent and such a lovely guy, his playing was really good and everyone said it added so much to the ceremoney.

    Annie, Wedding, June 2016
  • Dear Sam, I just wanted to drop you a quick line to say the most enormous thank you for all your help with my niece’s wedding on Saturday. It goes without saying that my family were completely bowled over with your performances and people didn’t stop talking about it all weekend.

    Mother of the bride, Wedding Ceremony, Lincolnshire, May 2016
  • Sam - thank you for making our day so special. Walking down the aisle to my favourite piece Eternal Source of Light Divine, played with such beauty and stillness, will be something I'll never forget. I only wish we had recorded the service!

    Bride, Wedding Ceremony, Chelsea, London, 2016
  • Your playing was fantastic & you contributed so much throughout the service. We love the fact that our journey together is starting with a fanfare!

    Bride, Wedding Ceremony, London, 2016
  • Thank you so much for your wonderful playing on the day - so many people have commented on it. It really got the ceremony off to a fantastic start.

    Bride, Wedding, St Paul's Cathedral, 2015

Repertoire Help

  • Sample list
  • Bach - Air on a G String
  • Bach - Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring
  • Beethoven - Ode to Joy
  • Charpentier - Prelude to Te Deum
  • Clarke - Prince of Denmark's March
  • Handel - Let the Bright Seraphim
  • Handel - The Trumpet Shall Sound
  • Handel - Eternal Source of Light Divine
  • Handel - Hornpipe (Water Music)
  • Handel - Finale (Water Music)
  • Handel - La Rejouissance (Fireworks)
  • Mendelssohn - Wedding March
  • Mouret - Rondeau
  • Pachelbel - Canon
  • Purcell - Trumpet Tune
  • Purcell - Trumpet Sonata
  • Stanley - Trumpet Voluntary
  • Wagner - Bridal Chorus


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