Craig Smith Music: Wedding music in Lancashire & the North West

Craig performing wedding cocktal piano at The Villa cocktail reception bar, Wrea Green

Craig has for over ten years provided wedding piano in Lancashire wedding venues and has become one of the leading and most-recommended Lancashire wedding pianists. For just a few of his recent reviews, see the testimonials page.

As he works full time as a session musician (his CV including work alongside acts such as Paloma Faith, Bryan Adams, Tinchy Stryder, and, most recently, Pixie Lott), there is no need to charge premium prices for weddings; packages & prices start at just £162.

We are available to facilitate real grand piano hire and Craig is also available with a more compact portable grand piano too!

Wedding Venues / Areas Covered

Craig has played as a solo wedding pianist at most of the Lancashire wedding hotels, and regularly plays in the Lake District, Wirral, Cheshire, and West Yorkshire. He is available for both receptions and ceremonies, and is a part of acts including talented singers and session musicians on other instruments too. Within 25 miles of Preston, he even guaruntees to beat any solo piano wedding quote by 10%!

Craig's most recent bookings:

  1. Eaves Hall: Drinks reception entertainment and wedding breakfast music
  2. Bartle Hall: Background piano music for cocktail reception and wedding breakfast
  3. West Tower: Whole day wedding music package solo piano wedding ceremony music; piano/vocal drinks reception music with Acoustics by Kate; solo piano wedding breakfast entertainent
  4. Stanley House: Piano entertainment on Craig's portable grand piano shell
  5. Thornton Hall: Nigerian wedding blessing leading hymns and providing background music
  6. Blessed Virgin Mary Church: Pre-ceremony entertainment and ceremony music with Acoustics by Kate
  7. Peckforton Castle: Ceremony music and drinks reception entertainment along with Craig's violinist

Craig is available as a wedding pianist in Lancashire wedding hotels: Preston Marriott weddings, Rufford Old Hall weddings, Leyland Hotel weddings, Eaves Hall Weddings, Mitton Hall Weddings, Preston Guild Hall Weddings, Shaw Hill weddings, Ferrari's Country House weddings in Whalley, Stanley House weddings, The Villa weddings, Gibbon Bridge weddings, Dunkenhalgh Hotel weddings, The Cherry Tree Blackrod weddings and Last Drop Village weddings.

Craig is also available to play live music for weddings as a wedding pianist in Manchester. Manchester wedding venue piano music is available for The Lowry weddings, The Castlefield Rooms weddings, Manchester Marriot weddings, Great John Street weddings, Manchester Town Hall weddings, The Midland weddings Manchester, The Palace Hotel Manchester weddings, Manchester Malmaison weddings etc.

Merseyside / Liverpool wedding piano is available at various wedding venues in Liverpool for The Park Hotel weddings, The Liverpool Isla Gladstone Convervatory weddings, Eccleston Park golf club weddings, Blundels Hill golf club weddings, Blenheim Lakeside Hotel weddings, Liverpool Alicia Hotel weddings, Everton FC weddings, Liverpool FC weddings, Liverpool Radisson Blu weddings, Hard Days Night Hotel weddings, Liverpool Malmaison weddings, Liverpool Thistle Hotel weddings, Liverpool Marriott weddings, Sir Thomas Hotel weddings, The Bluecoat weddings, Leasowe Castle weddings etc. Craig plays in Liverpool acoustic music and live lounge duo 2Close, available for acoustic wedding music in Liverpool with a professional Liverpool wedding singer singing soul and motown and a professional Liverpool wedding pianist.

Craig has performed at many Cumbria wedding venues and is available for Lake District hotel wedding venues such as: Kendal Riverside Hotel weddings; Damson Dene hotel weddings; Windermere weddings at Belsfield Hotel, Beech Hill Hotel, Merewood Country House, Cragwood Country House, Langdale Chase Hotel, and Storrs Hall; Grassmere Wordsworth Hotel weddings.

Most weeks of the year, he performs wedding music ranging from classical to film and theatre music, jazz/swing, right through to this week's chart hits. In July and August, this can amount to as many as ten wedding performances a week.

He is recommended by various Lancashire wedding venues and their staff (including the Villa Country House Hotel at Wrea Green, Eaves Hall in Clitheroe and Samlesbury Hall), and other wedding providers such as wedding planners, florists, cake makers and, importantly, other musicians and entertainers. As this map of his venues shows, Craig covers the whole of the North West:

map of 75 north west wedding venues played by Craig Smith