Craig Smith Music
Craig Smith Music: Lancashire Weddings Wedding Pianist
Craig Smith Music offers piano packages throughout the North West. Based in Lancashire, Craig offers the best prices for wedding piano at Lancashire wedding venues, with prices for local venues starting at just £120, or £100 where they have their own piano. His most regular venues are Ribble Valley venues, and those in and around Preston, Chorley, Lytham and Leyland.
Pianist Preston Wedding Venues
Craig, from Preston, plays regularly at many wedding venues in Preston and nearby by areas, such as Samlesbury. Craig's best prices are reserved for his two most local venues The Marriott and Bartle Hall, as there is very little travel time; the journey to Bartle Hall is as short as 4 minutes!
Pianist Bartle Hall Wedding Piano
Craig's most local wedding venue, and one of his more regular venues to play at, Bartle Hall has two fantastic suites available for weddings with the option to book both in an exclusive use hire. The Balmoral Suite, a modern renovation, is perhaps better suited to the black portable baby grand, as is the bar in the main building. The more traditional Windsor Suite probably better suits a white piano. Of course, either colour be used in both spaces, and also outside in the fantastic grounds - the choice is yours! Prices start at £160, with the very popular whole day package (ceremony, drinks and meal music, with two pianos provided) priced at £370.
Pianist Barton Grange Hotel Wedding Piano
The Barton Grange Hotel has its own piano in the foyer, ideal for drinks receptions. The space also adjoins one of the rooms where wedding breakfasts are served and the piano can be seen and heard from this room too. For bookings using this piano, there is an £60; discount on normal prices: drinks reception piano starts at just £100; wedding breakfast piano are £160; and the two combined starts at £280. For couples using other rooms, such as the large function suite, portable baby grand pianos can be provided and are available in gloss black or white.
Pianist Preston Marriott Wedding Piano
The Preston Marriott is another of Craig's most local venues, within about 10 minutes from home. Prices begin at £160, with music for two parts of the day just £265. Craig is available to play wedding piano at Preston Marriott in any part of the hotel for any part of the day, with portable baby grand pianos in white or gloss black, and a compact option for smaller rooms too. He is also available with singers, sax players, violinists and more.
Pianist Tickled Trout Hotel Wedding Piano
The Tickled Trout, on the banks of the River Ribble, is another of Craig's more local venues. Craig is available to play piano for any part of your wedding day there, morning or night. He is available to play in any style, solo or with other musicians, and can supply pianos in gloss black or white to suit your preferences.
Pianist Samlesbury Wedding Venues
Samlesbury wedding venues, and venues nearby, are another regular visit for Craig in his work as a wedding pianist. Prices for these venues begin at just £100 for venues with their own pianos, or £160 with a piano supplied by Craig.
Beeston Manor Wedding Piano
A very popular award winning wedding venue, Craig is available to provide portable baby grand pianos either upstairs or downstairs for ceremonies, drinks receptions and wedding breakfasts at Beeston Manor. Craig's Beeston Manor wedding prices begin at £160.
Pianist Brockholes Wedding Piano
Brockholes Nature Reserve's floating village, at the heart of the reserve, is a perfect venue for an eco friendly wedding, or just one for those lovers of the outdoors! Craig is a recommended supplier, often along with singer Kate, and, based only a couple of miles away, the pair are in keeping with that green ethos of the venue. Prices start at £160 for solo wedding piano, or £260 including a Brockholes wedding singer. The most popular options for Brockholes are white pianos, with a compact electric the standard, and upgrades to a white portable baby grand also available.
Pianist Samlesbury Hall Wedding Piano
Historic Samlesbury Hall is another of Craig's favourite places to play. The Tudor mansion is home to two pianos, an antique Bechstein in the Great Hall, used for ceremonies and wedding breakfasts, and an upright in the chapel, also for ceremonies. Bookings using these pianos enjoy a £60 discount due to reduced set up time: prices start at just £160 for meals and £180 for ceremonies, including time to learn your chosen ceremony music. Should you wish to have music for your drinks reception too, a piano can be supplied. Craig is recommended by staff at Samlesbury Hall.
Pianist Samlesbury Hotel Wedding Piano
Recently renovated, The Samlesbury Hotel is another with its own piano, situated in the bar immediately before your guests on arrival. Craig is available to play this piano for your drinks reception and also to provide pianos in white or gloss black for your wedding breakfast too. He is available with saxophonists, violinists, flute players and a particularly popular option is Acoustics By Kate live lounge piano-vocal entertainment. Craig's Samlesbury Hotel wedding piano prices begin at just £100 for an hour's solo drinks reception music!
Pianist Stanley House Hotel Wedding Piano
Stanley House is one of the finest hotels in the area, with an absolutely amazing spa and a range of rooms and suites, modern and traditional to suit all tastes. With a range of pianos available, Craig can perform both in the Stables suite for receptions and meals, and also outside on the patios the suite opens onto for drinks receptions. Of course, Craig is also available to play piano for your evening guests arriving too. Craig was booked by Stanley House to provide their restaurant's New Years Eve 2017 entertainment.
Due to its location closer to Preston, Craig's Stanley House prices are eligible for a £30 discount compared to most Ribble Valley wedding venues, with prices starting at just £160 including piano provision.
Pianist Ashton Memorial Wedding Piano
Like something out of a fairytale, Ashton Memorial is a beautiful stone tower in Williamson Park. It may be just a coincidence, but Disney songs on piano seem to be a popular option here! If you're hoping to book a wedding pianist for Ashton Memorial, Craig is able to provide all of the equipment that you may need given that there is no piano on site, ranging from a compact electric stage piano to portable baby grand pianos. The space isn't suitable for the hire of real grand pianos. Craig is also available to play piano at Ashton Memorial wedding ceremonies with singers, sax players, violinists etc, and the solo price is just £260 including time to learn all of your chosen music (you choose it all!), travel time etc.
Pianist Farington Lodge Wedding Piano
Farington Lodge is another of Craig's favourite venues to play, with it's bright spaces and high ceilings and lovely gardens. Craig can provide portable baby grand pianos for use in either room, to provide Farington Lodge wedding ceremony piano and wedding breakfast piano. A second piano can be provided for the bar area or outside for Farington Lodge drinks receptions. Singer Kate is a popular addition to Craig's Farington Lodge wedding packages. [Photo: Jo Tilley Photography]
Pianist Glendower Hotel Wedding Piano
Craig is a recommended supplier at The Glendower Hotel, and this venue is another where adding the vocals of Kate is popular, as well as Craig's solo Glendower Hotel weddingpiano packages. There is one main function room used for wedding ceremonies and wedding breakfasts. Just outside of this room is the lounge area, where Craig can play for your drinks reception. Two pianos can be provided if you would like music in both spaces. We find that white pianos look best in the main function suite, and in the lounge any colour works.
Pianist Imperial Hotel Wedding Piano Blackpool
The Imperial Hotel in Blackpool boasts some of the most stunning ceremony rooms in Blackpool (if not Lancashire)! The decor in these rooms is complemented perfectly by Craig's white electric and portable baby grand pianos, as can be seen in the photo. Craig is available to play for wedding ceremonies at the Imperial Hotel, and drinks receptions and wedding breakfasts too. Whether you want solo piano, or a singer or sax player too, Craig has the package to suit your needs, with prices starting at just £190.
Pianist Lancashire Manor Wedding Piano
Lancashire Manor, home to "the most beautiful room in Lancashire", is a popular wedding venue. Craig's whole-day and drinks and wedding breakfast piano packages are popular at Lancashire Manor. Two pianos can be provided, one for the main hall and one for the reception bar (usually placed by the fireplace), although if you'd like the white portable baby grand piano for both spaces, it is easily moved between the two. Drinks and wedding breakfast piano for Lancashire Manor starts at £370 including piano provision, and whole days are priced from £420.
Pianist The Villa at Wrea Green Wedding Piano
Another venue that recommends Craig's services, The Villa offers wedding ceremonies as well as receptions. There is a small electric grand piano in the bar, so Craig's most popular packages here are drinks receptions, either following the ceremony or the meal. Craig is also available to play piano for wedding ceremonies at the Villa Wrea Green , along with wedding breakfasts too, and can provide a second electric baby grand piano in either gloss black or white to use for these parts of your day. Prices for drinks receptions begin at just £130 including travel.
Pianist Wyreside Hall Wedding Piano
A brand new Lancashire wedding venue, at Dolphinholme, Craig was booked by the owners to play their first ever function! The place needs to be seen to be believed. It's brilliant! Craig can play piano at Wyreside Hall weddings for any part of your wedding day and can provide pianos to suite any of the spaces, or even play outside (just check there's power available).
Other Lancashire Wedding Venues
Craig is available to provide piano entertainment and/or ceremony music at all other Lancashire wedding venues, with recent bookings taken for many venues throughout the county:
- The Alma Inn wedding piano Laneshaw Bridge
- Ashfield House wedding piano Standish
- Astley Bank Hotel wedding piano Darwen
- Best Western Preston Leyland Hotel wedding piano Leyland
- Bolton School wedding piano Bolton
- The Crofters Hotel wedding piano Garstang
- The Dunkenhalgh Hotel wedding piano Burnley
- Garstang Country Hotel wedding piano Garstang
- Haworth Art Gallery wedding piano Accrington
- Haigh Hall wedding piano Wigan
- Hoghton Tower wedding piano Preston
- Kilhey Court wedding piano Wigan
- Lancaster Brewery wedding piano Lancaster
- Lancaster Golf Club wedding piano Lancaster
- Last Drop Village wedding piano Bromley Cross
- Park Hall Hotel wedding piano Charnock
- Ribby Hallwedding piano Wrea Green
- Rivington Hall Barn, wedding piano Rivington
- Singleton Lodge, wedding piano Poulton le Fylde
- Whitehall Hotel, wedding piano Darwen