Pianists For Weddings & Events

Pianists For Weddings & Events

Add a sophisticated soundtrack to your event with one of our professional pianists for hire.

Whether it's a wedding pianist for your ceremony or a lively pianist with vocals in the afternoon, you'll find the perfect act to suit you.

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Wedding Pianist Hire

Our piano players are highly accomplished musicians with an extensive track record performing at weddings, corporate events and private parties. From classical pianists to jazz and modern, there's something for everybody's taste.

Whilst perfect for wedding background music, many of our wedding piano players do also provide vocals, so please let us know what you're after, and we'll advise on the right option for you.

Hire a piano player for a wedding, function or corporate event.

We represent corporate and wedding pianists throughout the UK, for more information on those based locally, feel free to check out our London pianists, Surrey pianistsBirmingham pianists and Kent pianists. If you're looking to hire a pianist for your wedding ceremony music and drinks reception, please send us details of your requirements and we'll let you know the options available.

Richard - Solo Pianist
From £270
A talented pianist able to perform in a variety of styles from classic jazz to contemporary pop. With an impressive CV that has seen him...
Anthony - Pianist
From £295
Anthony specialises in carefully crafted piano arrangements of the great classic indie, pop and rock songs through the ages. Anthony is a...
Mike - Solo Pianist
From £360
London pianist Mike performs a broad spectrum of styles ranging from classical to contemporary. Perfect for weddings, drinks parties and...
Charles - Solo Pianist
From £310
Specialising in modern pop/jazz standards and hits throughout the decades, Charles' musical talent is a wonder to behold. A notable...
Marcus - Solo Pianist
From £230
A natural born piano player and exemplary musician, Marcus performs with a gracefulness guests will simply marvel at. Not many pianists...
Chris On Keys
From £270
When you witness Chris On Keys, you’ll soon see that piano truly is his forte! Having received classical training as a youngster, Chris soon progressed to jazz and...
Jon - Singer / Pianist
From £340
Jon is an exceptional talent with a distinct vocal ability that is certain to delight and entertain. With a beautiful combination of...
Chris - Piano / Vocals
From £295
Chris is an accomplished pianist, perfect for jazz piano during your wedding breakfast or a combination of piano and vocals during...
Toby - Jazz Pianist
From £250
Toby is a talented jazz pianist providing subtle, background jazz music for any occasion. Toby is the ideal choice if you're looking to...
Joseph - Pianist
From £350
Joseph is a London based, London born pianist. Classically trained from a young age, Joseph is an incredibly talented musician who as a...
Sean - Singer / Pianist
From £305
Sean is a professional singer and pianist in the Midlands, performing contemporary hits and well known classics from across the decades....
Dave - Jazz/Pop Pianist
From £290
From well-known jazz and swing through to contemporary pop, Dave offers an eclectic mix of music to cater for events of every kind. As a...
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Matthew - Solo Pianist
From £290
Matthew is a sublime pianist with a diverse repertoire of music to suit all audiences. The perfect accompaniment to any drinks reception,...
Louise - Solo Pianist
From £230
Versatile and experienced female pianist available to hire for weddings and events. Louise is a professional solo pianist based in the...
Alex - Solo Pianist
From £310
Alex is a proficient pianist with an incredible mastership of this instrument. A highly skilled and professional piano player, Alex is...
Darell - Solo Pianist
From £310
Darell is an exquisite pianist with an elegance in his touch, perfect for setting the mood at special occasions. A versatile pianist with...
Jonny - Solo Pianist
From £390
With a musical pedigree so rich and varied, Jonny is a perfect option when looking for versatile and brilliantly performed piano music....
Yulia - Solo Pianist
From £310
Yulia is a classically trained jazz pianist with a colourful repertoire suitable for a range of events. A professional pianist and...
Pianist Booking Guide

We've outlined some of the most common queries our clients have when booking a pianists for their special day.

Why hire a pianist?

If you're organising an important event, a live musician will add a personal touch that you simply can't match with recorded music.

A pianist can tailor their song choices and performance during the ceremony to ensure a smooth running. They can deliver a non-obtrusive ambience for a drinks reception or dinner, allowing guests to mingle and feel comfortable.

Our pianists are regularly booked for events of every kind including:

  • Weddings / Civil Partnerships
  • Corporate Events
  • Award Ceremonies
  • Birthday Parties
  • Anniversary Parties
  • Bar Mitzvahs / Bat Mitzvahs
  • Charity Events
  • Hotels and Restaurants
  • Festivals
  • Outdoor Events / Garden Parties / BBQs
  • University Events / Graduation Balls
  • Military Events (Army/Navy/RAF)
  • Holiday Camps
  • Cruise Ships
  • Exhibitions / Trade Fairs
  • Sporting Events
  • Funerals
  • Pubs and Clubs

What type of pianist should I book for my wedding ceremony?

We have an extensive roster of pianists who specialise in various mixed genres, the style you opt for largely depends on the type of music you enjoy or the theme of your event.

Classical and Jazz pianists are the classic 'go to' options, and Pop/Contemporary pianists are also highly sought after options.

Browsing our musician's repertoires will give you a good indication of the prefered style of the pianist. However, our pianists are versatile, and if you have something in mind that isn't listed, it's always worth asking.

How long will my ceremony musicians play for, and when?

A pianist will typically perform two or three sets over a set period to suit your preferences. As standard, you'll find most piano players quote for 2 x 60 minute sets with a short break.

If you're looking to hire a pianist for your wedding ceremony, a standard structure might look like the following:

  • Guest arrival: 20 mins playing
  • Bridal entrance: 1 song
  • Signing of the register: 2 songs
  • Bridal party exit: 1 song
  • Guests exit: 5 - 10 mins playing

It's not unusual to book the pianist to entertain guests for a drinks reception and wedding breakfast afterwards.

How much does it cost to hire a pianist?

Costs vary depending on the musician's fee, travelling distance and the set duration. In general, you can expect prices to start from around £230.

Do pianists learn song requests?

Yes, most pianists will accept song requests limited to one or two and in the musician's style. For example, requesting Chopin for a Pop pianist a week before the event might prove tricky!

Always check with the musician when enquiring, and remember, the more advance notice you can offer your musician, the better.

What time do pianists arrive, and how long does it take to set up?

Most musicians arrive about an hour before they're due to perform. If there's a piano at the venue, set-up time is minimal, but the pianist will still arrive with plenty of time to change and warm up before guests are due.

I'd like my music to be performed outside. Is this possible?

Most musicians are happy to perform outside, but there are a few things you'll need to consider. Before making a booking, we recommend you check with your venue to ensure there's a suitable power supply and shelter for the performance - in case the British weather doesn't play nicely!

Do pianists also sing?

Some pianists are also vocalists and can offer a combination of both instrumental piano and vocals with piano.

You'll find all our pianists have videos showcasing everything they offer. If you're not sure, drop us an email to speak with our team.

What equipment will my pianist bring with them?

If the pianist has arranged to play an in house acoustic or grand piano, there will be minimal equipment required. Usually, an electric piano will need a small speaker set up for amplification. Pianists often expect to squeeze into small areas or corners of the room, and a compact set-up will reflect this.

When should I book my pianist?

With many couples organising weddings up to two years ahead, we recommend booking your pianist as soon as possible to secure a specific pianist.

If you're open to a variety of pianists, booking six months in advance should still leave you with plenty of options.

What are the most popular songs for a pianist to play?

It varies depending on the genre, but in no particular order, here's our top 10 to get you started:

  • i Giorni (Contemporary)
  • Your Song (Pop)
  • River Flows In You (Contemporary)
  • Autumn Leaves (Jazz)
  • A Thousand Years (Pop)
  • Claire de Lune (Classical)
  • Pachelbel's Canon (Classical)
  • Fly Me To The Moon (Jazz/Swing)
  • Make You Feel My Love (Pop)
  • Misty (Jazz)

What style of music is suitable for the ceremony?

There really aren't any rules anymore! We've had requested recessional music as diverse as Jurassic Park theme, Eminem and Foo Fighters. It's what means something to you and what is musically possible that matters.

For more ideas, head over to our wedding piano songs blog featuring the best piano songs in every genre.

Pianist Blogs and Guides
Our team of live music experts have put together a number of live music guides and blog articles to help you with your event planning journey.

Why book a pianist through us?

  • Over 20 Years experience in the events industry
  • Hundreds of 5 Star reviews across Facebook and Google
  • All pianists hand-picked by our team of experts
  • Dedicated member of our team assigned to your event
  • Professional contracts for your peace of mind
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Bands For Hire Reviews
★★★★★

Chris was excellent, he played exactly the sort of music that we wanted for our drinks reception, and he played very well. He was a really pleasant and friendly guy as well which I think is very important to anyone on their wedding day. Lots of our guests commented on his performance and really liked the atmosphere that his music created. I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a jazz pianist.

Pippa - Wedding
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