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 wedding piano at Lancashire wedding venues with prices starting at just £650 (£550 off-peak). Craig is the resident pianist and/or recommended by staff at many of the following venues; please see the main weddings page for a list.

Below are his most frequently booked Lancashire venues as a wedding pianist, in Preston, Leyland, Chorley, Fylde and other parts of Lancashire. For Ribble Valley wedding venues (Eaves Hall, Mitton Hall, The Outbarn etc), please see the Ribble Valley Venues page.

Pianist Preston Wedding Venues

Craig, from Preston, plays regularly at many wedding venues in the city and nearby by areas, such as Samlesbury.

Pianist Bartle Hall Wedding Piano

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Craig's most local wedding venue, just a few minutes from home (and one most regularly booked), Bartle Hall has two fantastic suites available for weddings with the option to book both in an exclusive use hire. Craig is able to supply up to three pianos on the day including portable baby grand pianos in white and gloss black, and can play in the Main House, the Coaching Barn and out in the gardens.

The raised stage area in the Coaching Barn is absolutely perfect for Craig's party band, Indiefly, which offers a Preston indie covers wedding band in Lancashire from the 90s and 00s.

As well as wedding bookings, Craig has been the venue's chosen pianist to play Mothers Day and New Years Eve restaurant events and plays some of the afternoon tea events too.

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Pianist Brockholes Wedding Piano

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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.

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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 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.

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Pianist Preston Marriott Wedding Piano

The Preston Marriott is another of Craig's most local venues, within about 10 minutes from home. 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.

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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.

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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 £550 off-peak and £650 peak.

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.

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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. Should you wish to have music for your drinks reception too, a piano can be supplied for use in the parlour so that you don't have to worry about your music carying from the chapel. Craig is recommended by staff at Samlesbury Hall.

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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.

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Pianist Stanley House Hotel Wedding Piano

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 upstairs or in the Stables suites for Stanley House ceremonies, receptions and meals, and also outside on the patio too. Of course, Craig is also available to play piano for your arriving evening guests too. As well as weddings, Craig has previously provided New Years Eve 2017 entertainment at the venue.

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Fylde Wedding Venues

Pianist Glendower Hotel Wedding Piano

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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.

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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.

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Pianist Singleton Lodge Wedding Piano

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Another venue at which Craig is the recommended supplier is family-run Georgian manor houseSingleton Lodge in Poulton-le-Fylde. Two pianos - one of which will be a portable baby grand piano in your choice of white or gloss black - can be provided if you would like music in both the Main Room and the bar. Craig is also able to play out on the patio in the fabulous grounds (with resident alpaccas!).

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Pianist for Ribby Hall Wedding Piano

Craig is available to play weddings at Ribby Hall village, between Kirkham and Wrea Green. Although their piano in reception is sadly no longer working, Craig is of course able to provide various piano options for music both indoors and out, for receptions, ceremonies and meals, day or night.

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Pianist The Villa at Wrea Green Wedding Piano

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Another venue that recommends Craig's services, The Villa offers wedding ceremonies as well as receptions. There is a small electric grand in the Piano Lounge, 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, to avoid the Villa's own piano needing to be moved.

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Pianist forAshfield House Wedding Piano

Another favourite venue for Craig to visit is independent wedding venue Ashfield House in Standish, near Wigan. As well as solo piano both indoors and out, Craig is available to perform with singers in various styles, as well as violinists, flute players and sax players. Most Ashfield House piano bookings see couples choose Craig's white portable baby gransd piano. This can be moved easily between the rooms so can be used for ceremonies, receptions, wedding breakfasts and evening turnaround music in the bar too!

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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.

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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]

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Pianist Lancashire Manor Wedding Piano

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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.

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Pianist Sparth House Wedding Piano

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Sparth House is an elegant family-run hotel situated in Clayton-le-Moors, between Accrington and the Ribble Valley. The venue has undergone renovation in recent years, with some fantastic spaces in which to enjoy your wedding day, along with plentiful gardens. Craig is available to play wedding piano at Sparth House indoors or out, be it for your ceremony, wedding breakfast or arrival drinks. Craig can provide portable baby grand pianos in gloss black or white, and a compact white electric for the smaller lounge area.

As a recommended supplier,m you'll find Craig at many of Sparth House's open days, with offer exclusive discounted packages often available - ask Olivia or Katie for more info!

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Pianist West Tower Wedding Piano

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West Tower is one of Craig's favourite Merseyside wedding venues, and his most regularly booked venue anywhere too! Catch Craig at the regular West Tower open events. Usually, packages include a white portable baby grand piano for upstairs and more compact white electric piano for the drinks reception, which can be set up in the bar, or outside if the weather is nice, as it often is here. A gloss black portable baby grand is also available. Prices start at just £650 (£550 off-peak). It is also popular to ask Craig to play with singer Kate, violinist Chris or saxophonist John at West Tower weddings.

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Pianist Wyreside Hall Wedding Piano

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Still a fairly 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).

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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: