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Wedding ceremony musicians

Our pick of the best wedding ceremony musicians in the UK. Harpists, string quartets, classical guitarists as well as gospel choirs, steel pan bands and acoustic soloists and duos playing chart songs

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from£340

Siobhan Marie

  • London
  • (11)

Our most popular harpist in London, Siobhan Marie performs a broad selection of classical favourites, modern pop songs, jazz standards, traditional folk tunes and Bollywood anthems. Also available as a harp/flute duo.

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from£495

The Coral String Trio & Quartet

  • Manchester
  • 3-4
  • (6)

A collection of graduates from music conservatoires that provide quality music for all occasions with a customer-chosen repertoire and instrumentation. Available as a trio or quartet.

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from£310

Mike G

  • Hertfordshire
  • 1
  • (19)

Sensitive, non-intrusive classical guitarist performing beautiful background music for receptions, dinners and events. Mike’s wide repertoire includes pop music as well as classical favourites.

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from£985

Unison Gospel Choir

  • Leeds
  • 4-15
  • (8)

A fantastic modern gospel choir, bringing you soulful vocals that will have your hairs on end. With many years of performance experience, this choir can cater to any need, venue, event or occasion, covering all genres in a unique gospel style!

The Merry-Makers Steel Band
from£370

The Merry-Makers Steel Band

  • London
  • 2-6
  • (96)

Versatile Caribbean steel pan band performing warm and upbeat island melodies – soca, calypso, Latin, Zouk and reggae. The band are suitable for a wide range of occasions whether you require cool background music at garden parties or lively dancing in the evening. Limbo dancer optional!

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from£430

Marcel and Matt

  • London
  • 2
  • (39)

Stylish and soulful acoustic guitar and vocal duo combining high calibre musicianship with an uplifting set spanning James Brown to James Bay. Incredible value and guaranteed to appeal to all ages! DJ service available.

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from£220

Elinor Jane

  • Manchester
  • 1
  • (1)

Award-winning harpist delivering a stunning classical and modern repertoire. Extra musicians available to form a duo or trio.

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from£800

Mersey String Quartet

  • Liverpool
  • 4
  • (6)

Formed at Paul McCartney's music college, the quartet have been performing at weddings and events around the UK for many years and have recorded at Abbey Road Studios with Nile Rodgers!

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from£255

Ed Patrick

  • Staffordshire
  • 1
  • (4)

Skilled classical guitar player whose repertoire draws from a broad spectrum of styles including classical, Spanish, Latin, jazz and instrumental pop & rock covers – the perfect soundtrack to your event.

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from£925

The London Gospel Singers

  • London
  • 5-9
  • (4)

The London Gospel Singers has made its mark by adding the finesse and excellence to special events and have done a number of outstanding performances on a national level as well as highly publicised special events.

Steel Pan Power
from£550

Steel Pan Power

  • Birmingham
  • 3
  • (27)

Add some spice and a ray of sunshine to your event with this West Midlands-based steel pan band serving up a lively taste of the Caribbean! The band’s song list includes a colourful mix of reggae and modern styles.

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from£490

Sean and Guy

  • London
  • 2
  • (28)

Exceptional semi-acoustic duo featuring guitar, keyboards, vocals and the use of a looper to create a full-band sound without the cost! DJ set available.

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from£230

Aura Star

  • London
  • 2-4
  • (5)

Impressive harpist who’s performed for The Queen, The European Parliament and the late King of Thailand. With an extensive repertoire including pop, jazz, classical, world and Bollywood music, additional musicians are also available.

The Onyx String Trio & Quartet
from£440

The Onyx String Trio & Quartet

  • London
  • 3-4
  • (8)

Young and professional string trio/quartet with a large range of material spanning classical, pop, Jewish and jazz – guaranteed to add a touch of class to your wedding, party or corporate event!

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from£255

Joseph Joshua

  • London
  • 1
  • (15)

Dynamic, virtuoso guitarist performing a large repertoire of Spanish, classical and jazz as well as sophisticated arrangements of the latest pop by George Ezra, Jack Johnson, the Killers and the Red Hot Chilli Peppers!

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from£615

The Steel Panthers

  • London
  • 3-4
  • (24)

Authentic steel pan band playing classic calypso, Motown, pop, reggae and more and featuring some of the best Caribbean musicians from around the UK.

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from£525

The Wild Nights Duo

  • Bristol
  • 2
  • (36)

Having played together in bands for over ten years, Jon and Ben listed everything they play and realised they know loads of great songs! Available to hire with DJ service for music throughout the evening.

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from£330

The Clemenza String Trio & Quartet

  • London
  • 2-4
  • (33)

Experienced & elegant, Clemenza are widely regarded as London’s leading corporate and wedding string ensemble. They’ve performed for royalty, toured with Katie Melua and been headhunted for celebrity weddings! Duo, trio or quartet options available.

Emily M
from£275

Emily M

  • Bristol
  • 1
  • (13)

Gifted harpist who has worked with CBSO, the Royal Shakespeare Company and the New Bristol Sinfonia. Choose from classical pieces by Bach and Mozart, popular songs from Elvis and the Beatles or music from shows and films.

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from£560

The Sakura String Quartet

  • Manchester
  • 3-4
  • (17)

Highly professional string quartet based in the North West, specialising in providing live music for weddings, corporate functions and product launches. Impressive repertoire including classical, pop, jazz & folk music.

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from£565

The Wandering Lights

  • London
  • 2-4
  • (48)

Charismatic new wedding band, taking the London circuit by storm. The Wandering Lights perform upbeat, folksy acoustic covers by Avicci, Blackstreet and R Kelly. Also available as an unplugged roaming band (free to wander around your venue).

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from£250

Phil Michaels

  • Manchester
  • 1
  • (7)

A global performer creating his own arrangements of modern and classic songs to provide a classy, modern and elegant acoustic soundtrack for any special occasion.

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from£430

Tropical Sounds

  • London
  • 1
  • (5)

An incredibly talented steel pan player providing the best sounds and Caribbean flavour for your event. You can expect to hear reggae, calypso and also modern pop tunes with a tropical twist.

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from£220

Lucy Estelle

  • Derbyshire
  • 1
  • (8)

Sophisticated, elegant harpist with over a decade of experience. Lucy Estelle has featured on television dramas and is able to arrange songs by request.

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from£210

Andres G

  • London
  • 1-3
  • (17)

Highly skilled guitarist performing an eclectic mix of flamenco, latin, jazz and world guitar styles, rich and exciting enough for the more attentive listeners, but mellow enough to be used as background music during receptions or dinners.


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Wedding ceremony music booking guide

Which parts of the ceremony do I need music for?

There are up to five moments during the service which you may require music for:

  • Prelude (several songs, as guests take their seats)
  • Bridal entrance (1 song)
  • Signing of the register (several songs)
  • Bridal exit (1 song)
  • Postlude (several songs, as guests move to the reception)

What is processional and recessional music?

Processional music is music for the bridal entrance and recessional is the bridal exit.

What music should I have played at my wedding ceremony?

Most couples have a favourite band or song, and music that reminds them of special times and special people. If you're not sure, browse our wedding ceremony song ideas to find your perfect playlist.

Bear in mind if you're booking live musicians and the song is a bit obscure, the act may require a fee to cover additional rehearsal time, but it's worth it for one of the most memorable moments of your life.

Which musicians should I choose?

Classical music – primarily performed by string quartets, harpists and guitarists – are still the most popular choice for wedding ceremonies, so our musicians veer strongly to this genre.

If classical repertoire isn't your thing, bear in mind that many string quartets, harpists, classical guitarists and singers have musically diverse song-lists which include pop, folk, opera, film music and Bollywood as well as classical favourites – and some may even learn a special song for you.

If you'd like something altogether more modern, you could hire an acoustic guitar/vocalist or acoustic duo performing rock and pop covers from the 60s to the present day.If you're planning a Jewish wedding, klezmer music is a popular option.

If you have Caribbean heritage, or simply fancy something more unusual, a steel pan soloist or duo will lend an exotic, upbeat touch to your ceremony.

Is my venue suitable for live musicians?

Classical musicians and soloists are very adaptable. Because they don’t require much space or amplification, they don’t need a stage or have any power requirements and can play both in and outdoors – though if playing outdoors bear in mind they'll need shelter from the sun and rain!

If your venue is small or has specific acoustic requirements, it can be helpful to speak to the musicians well in advance, so that they can help you make the appropriate plans. Wedding musicians are used to these kind of restrictions and will be able to plan around them.

How can I save money on my wedding ceremony music?

If you’re watching the pennies, you can still have great music for your wedding ceremony. We recommend saving money by using a smaller group of musicians, a soloist or a soloist with backing tracks.

If you've already hired a band for your evening wedding party, check whether they can offer a soloist or duo in a gentler, acoustic format for the earlier part of the day. Using the same musicians for both the ceremony and the reception – and perhaps even the photos and wedding breakfast – could save you money and make your planning easier!

Bear in mind that you'll be paying additional standing time on site, not just the performance, but overall it would work out less expensive than hiring three separate acts, mainly due to the savings on travel costs.

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