Craig Smith Music
Craig Smith Music: Cheshire Weddings Wedding Pianist
Craig Smith Music offers piano packages throughout the North West, playing a large percentage of his wedding piano in Cheshire. His most regular Cheshire wedding venue is Merrydale Manor piano, Knutsford, and he makes regular visits to Colshaw Hall, Peckforton Castle and many other venues too. For Wirral wedding venues, see the Merseyside page. Prices are dependent on travel time, but Cheshire venues start at £240 with a portable baby grand piano in your choice of white or gloss black included. Two parts of the day starts at £330, and for each additional part of the day, just add £80.
Pianist Knutsford Wedding Venues
After the Ribble Valley and parts of Lancashire, Knutsford is probably Craig's most regular area to visit as a wedding pianist; Colshaw Hall and Merrydale Manor making up many of his annual bookings.
Larkspur Lodge Wedding Piano
Larkspur Lodge is a fairly recent addition to the list of amazing Knutsford wedding venues. A unique quirky wedding barn with some truly amazing spaces as well as space for alfresco drinks, this place is definitely one to check out!
Craig is a recommended supplier at Larkspur lodge, able to offer music for guests arriving at the venue, ceremonies, drinks receptions, wedding breakfasts and evening turnarounds. His band
As well as working as a solo wedding pianist in the Lakes and throughout Cumbria, Craig is also available within a popular Indiefly (party covers for indie kids and rockers) is also perfect for evening receptions!
Prices for Larkspur Lodge start at just £250, with two available whole-day packages priced at £550 and £650 respectively.
Colshaw Hall Wedding Piano
Colshaw Hall features a really cool modern bar and banqueting suite for drinks receptions and wedding breakfasts, and a fantastic large romantic log cabin for Colshaw Hall wedding ceremonies, featuring it's own baby grand piano. As well as this piano, Craig is regularly asked to play his own portable baby grand pianos for Colshaw Hall drinks receptions in the bar and wedding breakfast entertainment in the Peel Suite. In addition, these pianos look fantastic set up outside in the fabulous gardens for al fresco receptions. Prices from £250.
Merrydale Manor Wedding Piano
The sister venue to Colshaw Hall , just across the fields , Merrydale Manor is another of Craig's most regularly booked venues. He is often booked alongside John on sax but can of course play solo too. Whether it's on Merrydale's own baby grand in their ceremony lodge, on a compact electric piano for drinks reception at Merrydale Manor in the bar, or on a portable baby grand piano for the wedding breakfast at Merrydale Manor, Craig is available to play for any and all parts of your wedding day - indoors or out - with prices starting at £250.
Merrydale's stage is absolutely perfect for Craig's evening band, Indiefly, which offers party indie covers wedding band in Cheshire from the 90s and 00s.
The Oak Tree of Peover Wedding Piano
Another Cheshire wedding venue with its own piano, The Oak Tree of Peover is a fabulous spacious barn venue with a huge lake. The piano is situated in the ceremony space, but suitable to provide music for the drinks reception, wedding breakfast and evening turnaround too.
The fantastic baby grand piano is possibly the best kept at any wedding venue in the North West, and is ideally placed close to the double doors out onto the various patios so can be used even when guests are outside. If you'd prefer to have your musician outside with you though, there's always the opportunity to add a complimentary portable baby grand piano in white or gloss black too!
Other Knutsford Wedding Venues
Craig is available to play at any Knutsford wedding venues, with bookings also taken for:
Oddfellows on the Park Wedding Piano Cheadle
Oddfellows on the Park is another venue at which Craig is a recommended supplier, having worked with co-ordinator Ansah at a previous venue too. It's a chic boutique hotel, where Craig is able to provide a portable baby grand piano in your choice of white or gloss black for wedding ceremonies and wedding breakfasts, and a compact white stage piano for use in the bar during drinks receptions or room turnarounds.
Craig is available from £250 off peak, and £350 on peak dates.
Wrenbury Hall Wedding Piano Nantwich
Wrenbury Hall is a fantastic grand country house near Nantwich with a modern extension to allow for larger parties too.
Whether you want piano for a ceremony in the Oak Room, a drinks reception in the Drawing Room, or a wedding breakfast in the Orangery - or perhaps you want some music outside - Craig is avaialble to provide that. Portable baby grand pianos in white or gloss black can be set up and moved between spaces.
You can catch Craig at some of Wrenbury Hall's open events. Come and have a listen and a chat!
Pianist Chester Wedding Venues
After the Ribble Valley and parts of Lancashire, Chester is probably Craig's most regular area to visit as a wedding pianist. There are several city centre hotels at which Craig is available to play*, and many wedding venues just outside of the city too. A few of the more regularly booked venues are below.
Carden Park Wedding Piano
Carden Park, a country golf club and hotel, features some fantastic spaces for wedding ceremonies, drinks receptions and wedding breakfasts, and also a spa for a bit of relaxation before or after the big day! Craig is available to play Carden Park wedding piano in any of the spaces, and can easily move pianos between the rooms, or provide two to avoid the move. Couples can also marry outside in the grounds using the gazebo. Craig is most commonly booked for the ceremony music and drinks reception entertainment at Carden Park. Portable baby grand pianos in black and white are included.
Crabwall Manor Wedding Piano
Craig is available to play at any part of your wedding at Crabwall Manor. He is often booked along with singer Kate but is can of course play solo too. Two pianos can be provided - one for the main suite for ceremonies and meals and one for the bar or outside for drinks - including portable baby grand pianos in gloss black or white. At Crabwall Manor, wedding ceremonies are the most popular option.
Other Chester Wedding Venues
Craig is available to play at all Chester venues, and those nearby, with other venues recently visited including:
- Chester Grosvenor wedding piano Chester
- Oddfellows wedding piano Chester
- Ness Botanic Gardens wedding piano Wirral
- Thornton Hall wedding piano Wirral
- Thornton Manor wedding piano Thornton
*City centre venues may incur a small additional parking charge.
Arley Hall Wedding Piano Northwhich
Arley Hall and Gardens near Northwhich is an impressive country estate, still family owned and run. You may recognise it as a location used for Peaky Blinders. Craig is available to play wedding piano at your Arley Hall wedding ceremony, or drinks reception and/or wedding breakfast music. He is available solo and with other musicians (his most recent Arley Hall booking with with saxophonist John), and can play both indoors and out. His portable baby grand pianos in gloss black or white are easily moved from room to room and from outside to inside.
Capesthorne Hall Wedding Piano
Capesthorne Hall is another impressive country estate, this time close to Macclesfield and Knutsford. Craig can play anywhere in the building or grounds, as long as there is a power supply. Capesthorn Hall wedding ceremony piano, drinks reception piano and wedding breakfast piano are all options, as is providing guests with gentler music in a "chill-out" room later in the evening, for those for whom the party is a bit much. Portable grand pianos are included, with the gloss black perhaps the better looking in many of the spaces, although the white is of course available!
Hilltop Country House Wedding Pianist Northwhich
Hilltop Country House is a lovely family-run exclusive use wedding venue, not far from the peak district. Craig can play piano for your Hilltop Country House wedding ceremony in the Garden Room, or in the marquee. Drinks receptions can take place outdoors, and Craig's set up is suitable for playing outside anywhere that there is an available power supply. Wedding breakfast piano is available in the marquee too. The popular option for a Hilltop Country House pianist is music for the drinks reception and meal combined.
Nunmsere Hall Wedding Pianist Northwhich
As an exclusive use venue, Nunsmere Hall allows you to get imaginative with your wedding. Ceremonies outside in amazing grounds, a marquee, the gorgeous library room: you can use all of the spaces in so many ways. Craig is available to play Nunsmere Hall wedding piano for any part of your wedding day, whether it's a ceremony, drinks reception, wedding breakfast or music in the evening, either during your buffet before the party really starts, or in another room to offer a more relaxed atmosphere for those guests who aren't into dancing. As long as there's a power supply, Craig's set up allows him to play inside or out, or move between the two. A white electric piano comes as standard, or you can upgrade to a white or black portable baby grand, which can also be moved in around 5 minutes by one person.
Peckforton Castle Wedding Piano Tarporley
Peckforton Castle is Craig's most regularly booked Cheshire wedding venue, and an astonishing place! The most popularly booked packages are for wedding ceremony piano and drinks reception entertainment and ceremony piano followed by music throughout the meal. Of course, Craig can play piano for any part of your Peckforton Castle wedding and combine any or all parts. He can play in the main hall, the drawing room, the long room and also down in the wine cellar for more intimate weddings. Portable grand pianos are in keeping with the grandeur of the venue, and available in gloss black and white, and a more compact white electric is available for the wine cellar. Craig is available with other musicians (piano and saxophone at Peckforton Castle being particularly popular), and with a singer performing live lounge style acoustic covers.
Other Cheshire Wedding Venues
Craig is available to provide piano entertainment and/or ceremony music at all other Cheshire wedding venues, taking recent bookings and/or having recently visited venues throughout the county: