Craig Smith Music: Testimonials & Reviews

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

We never ask for references. Once you've had your big day, you want to be left alone in peace to enjoy your first days of married life; the last thing you want it suppliers pestering you! Still, most couples do choose to get in touch at some point when things have settled down, with letters, cards and emails of thanks and recommendation. Please browse below just a small selection of these.

Craig's performances are also recommended by various venues and their staff, including The Villa at Wrea Green, Samlesbury Hall and Eaves Hall, where Craig performs wedding piano entertainment most regularly. Other suppliers, such as photographers, entertainers, magicians and wedding planners also frequently pass on Craig's details.

Our Guests Were Awestruck

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Mr & Mrs Bowker

We got married on Saturday 17th September at Samlesbury Hall and were literally blown away by Craig. He is so talented and genuinely made our day.

Craig set the atmosphere so perfectly and our guests were awe struck. He even helped me do my speech by playing along with cards I held. Nothing was too much and he played so beautifully, I had tears in my eyes.

Thank you so much Craig, you're the best!

- Hollie & James

Wedding Breakfast - Solo Piano

Samlesbury Hall - Preston - September 17th, 2016

Made My Husband's Day

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Mr & Mrs Sloan

My new husband & I would like to say a MASSIVE thank you for playing at our wedding. You made our wedding breakfast perfect & made my husband's day by playing Z-cars! We couldn't recommend you highly enough. Thanks for everything!

- Louise and Martin

Wedding Breakfast - Solo Piano

The Villa - Wrea Green - September 16th, 2016

Had Me In Tears!

Mr & Mrs Capel

My husband and I would like to say a massive thank you for the beautiful music you arranged and played at our wedding on the 13th of August at the Last Drop Village. My entrance music was just perfect and even though the day went by in such a blur, I'll always remember hearing it before I came in the room, it had me in tears! It was all so beautiful and our guests loved it.

- Charlotte and Matthew

Wedding Ceremony - Piano & Violin

Last Drop Village Hotel & Spa - Bolton - August 13th, 2016

Professional and Reliable

Pure Elegance Weddings & Events Ltd

How lovely yesterday was to work with a professional and reliable pianist as yourself Craig. Look forward to doing so again soon. Mr & Mrs Taylor loved it!

- Donna Brown, Pure Elegance Weddings & Events Ltd

Wedding Ceremony, Drinks Reception & Wedding Breakfast - Solo Piano (ceremony); Piano & Sax (reception) and Piano & Vocals (meal)

Eaves Hall - Clitheroe - July 1st, 2016

Nothing Was Too Much Hassle

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Mr & Mrs Bully

We booked Craig for our wedding at Barton grange in June 2016. Nothing was too much hassle, he was even prepared to learn music that he had never played before. Having the piano played as guests entered the room made the setting even more perfect.

All of our guest commented on how lovely it was having Craig play the piano whilst relaxing having a drink and said it was nice just to sit listening to him play. We couldn't recommend Craig enough.

- Lucy and Anthony

Drinks Reception & Wedding Breakfast - Solo Piano

Barton Grange Hotel - Preston - June 4th, 2016

Absolutely Perfect

Mr & Mrs Curtis

With love and thanks for your help in making our wedding day everything we dreamed of and more! Thanks you so much for playing at our drinks reception and wedding breakfast, your music was absolutely perfect and we would recommend you to everyone.

- Laura and Craig

Drinks Reception & Wedding Breakfast - Solo Piano

Formby Hall Golf Resort and Spa - Southport - March 26th, 2016

Would Highly Recommend!

Mr & Mrs McMullen

Just want to say a massive thanks to Craig for playing at our wedding on 13th Feb - he was absolutely fantastic throughout and so helpful! I had very specific requirements as to the procession music and Craig put me totally at ease that all would go to plan and really delivered on the day! Thanks Craig! Would highly recommend!

- Steph and Carl

Whole Day Package - Solo Piano

Peckforton Castle - Cheshire - February 13, 2016

Fantastic Decision

I just wanted to say on behalf of all of us - a huge thank you for your great playing at our wedding yesterday. It was a fantastic decision to choose you and it was nice to simply get on with things without having to worry, knowing that the music was taken care of. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend you and certainly would use you again for other family occasions.

- Alan Taylor (father of the bride)

Ceremony & Drinks Reeption - Solo Piano

Carden Park - Cheshire - October 11, 2015

What a Great Job

Mr & Mrs McCann

Just watching our wedding video and I wanted to say what a great job you did playing the piano at our wedding at Eaves Hall last November. Your performance of Paradise by Coldplay was awesome and our videographer got it all. You should have it on your website. Thank you so much, albeit belated!

- Sue and Oliver

Wedding Ceremony & Drinks Reception - Solo Piano

Eaves Hall - Clitheroe - November 1st, 2014


Dereck Gustard Magician

You were too awesome for words!

- Derek Gustard

- wedding magician

Heard Craig while working - Drinks Reception - Solo Piano The Villa - Wrea Green - August 30th, 2014

It Really Meant A Lot

Craig, you were so great on Friday. Thank you SO much, it really meant a lot.

- Emily & Nigel

Wedding Breakfast - Solo Piano

Haighton Manor - Preston - August 1st, 2014

Professional Throughout

Mr & Mrs Atherton

Just a quick message to say a massive thank you for playing at our wedding. All our guests commented on how beautiful the music was, you were a very special part of our day. You were professional throughout and it was a pleasure to have you with us. We had a truly magical day.

We won't hesitate in recommending you to our friends and family in the future.

- Emma & Damien

Wedding Breakfast - Solo Piano

Mytton Fold - Whalley - August 30th, 2013

Perfect Backdrop to our Beautiful Day

Mr & Mrs Clarke

Thank you so much for the amazing music you played which was the perfect backdrop to our beautiful day.

- Caroline & Ian

Cocktail Reception - Piano & Sax

Mitton Hall - Clitheroe - July 6th, 2013

Wonderful Band

Mr & Mrs Farrar

The night reception was brilliant. We had a wonderful band provided by Craig... the perfect way to kick off the ultimate party season as husband and wife.

- Nicole & Michael

Evening Reception - Bespoke Christmas Party Band fronted by Kate Torevell

Samlesbury Hall - Preston - December 22nd, 2012

Beautiful Musical Arrangements

Juliet & Gary

Thank you so much for your beautiful musical arrangements, many of our guests commented about "the wonderful music". We had a fantastic day and all ran like clockwork.

- Juliet & Gary

Wedding Ceremony - Solo Piano

Bolton School - Bolton - August 26th, 2012