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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 Peckforton Castle piano, Tarporley, and he plays at others in and around Knutsford, Chester, Warrington, Northwich, Cheadle, Crewe etc regularly too. For Wirral wedding venues, see the Merseyside page. Prices are dependent on travel time, but begin at just £300 (plus a £50 discount is available where Craig will play a venue's piano).

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, currently priced together at £360 including travel and time to learn all ceremony songs (your choice - there is no list that you're asked to choose from). Portable baby grand pianos in black and white are included.

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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. Prices start at £360.

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Other Chester Wedding Venues

Craig is available to play at all Chester venues, and those nearby, with other venues recently visited including:

*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.

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Capesthorne Hall Wedding Piano Macclesfield

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! Prices start at £360.

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Colshaw HallWedding Piano Peover, Cheshire

Colshaw Hall is a relatively new venue for Craig, but instantly became a favourite. He has played for wedding ceremonies in the Ceremony Hall on the venue's own piano, drinks receptions both in the Pavillion and outside for a reception on the lawn, and can of course also play for your wedding breakfast in the Peel Suite. The white portable baby grand piano, or his more compact white electric piano are a perfect fit in any of the areas that don't have their own piano. It is popular to book Craig for the ceremony and drinks reception, and the price for this package - including a piano for the drinks reception - is currently £450. The Colshaw Hall wedding ceremony piano price is £310. The piano provided can easily be moved in and out of the venue and from room to room.

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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 at £450.

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Nunsere 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.

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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 (£450) and ceremony piano followed by music throughout the meal (£500). 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.

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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:

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