Craig Smith Music

Craig Smith Music: Wedding Piano Prices

Craig Smith Music offers highly sought-after entertainment and music wedding packages in Lancashire starting at just £350 as a solo wedding pianist, with various duos and bands also available.

Transparency of pricing is important; you want to know what you're paying and what you're getting for that, so everything is listed below with no hidden extras.

Wedding Musicians and Wedding Pianists for Lancashire Wedding Venues

We are proud to offer the best quality musicians for the following venues:

Affordable wedding packages in Lancashire

Our North West wedding packages are designed to offer affordable wedding music ideas without scrimping on the quality of musicians. Our musicians are amongst the best Lancashire wedding music options at affordable prices, and include superb wedding singers, violinists, flute players and saxophonists.

Best wedding music for Bartle Hall wedding packages

Bartle Hall is a stunning Lancashire wedding venue, requiring classy music. Bartle Hall pianist Craig Smith is available for wedding breakfast piano from £350, and piano for Bartle Hall wedding ceremony piano from just £350 would be perfect. Also consider a flute player for Bartle Hall, saxophone or violin and piano duos. We are able to provide classy acoustic music and Live Lounge music for Bartle Hall in the form of Acoustics By Kate.

Wedding pianist for Eaves Hall

Eaves Hall is a stunning country hall wedding venue in Lancashire with a grand piano in its entrance hall. Craig is recommended to play the piano at Eaves Hall for wedding cocktail music and guests arrival entertainment. He is also available to provide a electric piano for Eaves Hall wedding ceremony piano music.

Wedding pianist for Mitton Hall

Mitton Hall is a fantastic country hotel wedding venue in Lancashire with a grand piano in its bar area. Craig is available as a Mitton Hall piano player, for wedding ceremony, wedding reception cocktails and guests arrival entertainment.

Wedding Packages & Prices

There is one price list for all locations within a drive of 90 minutes (beyond this, there may be a small surcharge). All packages include a portable baby grand piano in white or gloss black (a more compact option is available for smaller spaces), travel, insurance etc. For more information on what's included for each part of the day, see the section "What's Included?" below.

Prices are split into two parts: a date retainer and the package price. Date retainers are payable upon booking and pay your musician(s) to keep your date free exclusively for you. The package price is then payable at the latest two weeks before the wedding, and will depend on whether you wish to be able to make requests or are happy to leave all set listing to your musician.

Popular Packages

Diamond Packages

£500 (or £400*), plus date retainer of £150

Option 1:

  • guests arriving at the venue
  • wedding ceremony
  • drinks reception
  • wedding breakfast

Option 2:

  • wedding ceremony
  • drinks reception
  • wedding breakfast
  • evening turnaround
Platinum Packages

£400 (or £325*), plus date retainer of £150

Option 1:

  • guests arriving at the venue
  • wedding ceremony
  • drinks reception

Option 2:

  • wedding ceremony
  • drinks reception
  • wedding breakfast
Gold Packages

£350 (or £275*), plus date retainer of £150

Option 1:

  • guests arriving at the venue
  • drinks reception

Option 2:

  • wedding ceremony
  • wedding breakfast

Option 3:

  • drinks reception
  • wedding breakfast
Silver Packages

From £300 (or £250*), plus date retainer of £150

Option 1:

  • guests arriving at the venue
  • wedding ceremony

Option 2:

  • wedding ceremony
  • drinks reception

The following two options are discounted by varying degrees when booked alongside Bronze, Silver, Platinum or Diamond packages:-

Get the Party Started!

New in 2021! A performance packed full of singalong and dancealong numbers to kick off the early part of the evening, while you're waiting the party room to be made ready. These are particularly popular with those party animals itching to get their groove on!

Sets may be 60mins (£250) or 90mins (£300) and will be based around your guests' age ranges and your preferences, with requests more than welcome (think "human jukebox"). Typically we're taling songs like Ain't No Mountain High Enough, Blinding Lights, Bohemian Rhapsody, Don't Look Back in Anger, Friends Theme, Good 4U, Hold Back the River, I Wanna Dance With Somebody, Mr Brightside, Piano Man or Sweet Caroline.

Chill Out Rooms

A night time package with a perfect blend of music in a room away from the main party, for those guests (usually older) who need a break from the loud music of the DJ. The set is constantly adapted to suit whoever chooses to relax in the room at the time, and they can request songs.

Usually a 90 minute package (£300) (also available for an hour at £250), music begins a short while after the first dance and/or cake cut.

First dance accompaniment may be added for a small additional fee. Chill Out Rooms need a little isolation from the main party so as not to be affected too much by the sound from the that room.

Bronze Packages

Bronze packages are bookings for any one single part of the day. They are available to book heavily discounted from 3 months before the wedding date, but are generally available at £350 (inc. date retainer) as follows:

Craig will discuss with you in advance the sort of music you would like to be played, and for ceremonies &em; as always &em; the choice of songs is compeltely yours with no list that you'd be asked to choose from.

*Standard Packages include time to prepare/learn your requests for receptions. Not bothered about making requests? Choose the Basic Package: reduce your price and leave music choices to Craig based on what feels right on the day.

What's Included?

As standard all packages include travel, insurance (most venues require this from external suppliers), set up time, all necessary equipment, the time to source music and prepare requests, and a portable baby grand piano in your choice of white or gloss black (subject to availability), which can be used indoors or outside and can be moved quickly between spaces if required. There is the option to add vocals, saxophone, violin or flute to any package.

Guests' Arrivals

Entertainment for guests arriving at the venue, usually starting an hour before they will be called to the ceremony. This can be in the bar in which they will gather, or outside (weather permitting) to give them a grand welcome as they walk up the drive.

Ceremony Music

Entertainment for guests taking seats and awaiting the ceremony (usually 20-30 minutes of music, dependent on venue and how fashionably late you make your entrance!), then music for the entrance, exit and your signing of the register songs. Requests are a completely free choice; there is no list that you are asked to choose from.

Drinks Receptions

Entertainment for drinks receptions either side of a wedding ceremony. Typically pre-ceremony receptions start an hour before the ceremony is due to begin. Post-ceremony receptions are typically about 90 minutes of music. Everything is flexible though! Music will be in your chosen style(s), with the set list put together by Craig specifically for your event, based on discussion of your preferences and Craig's experience as to the best music to play. Requests from guests on the day, and from the happy couple in advance are always welcome.

Wedding Breakfasts

Entertainment throughout the meal, beginning either as the bride and groom take their seats, or when speeches finish if these are to take place before food is served. Music will be in your chosen style(s), with the set list put together by Craig specifically for your event, based on discussion of your preferences and Craig's experience as to the best music to play. Again, requests are welcomed!

Evening Turnarounds

With music between the main daytime proceedings and the re-opening of the main function room for the evening party, this package allows your daytime guests (and any evening guests arriving early) to have some entertainment while your DJ/band set up. Usually, the music is upbeat and/or sing-along, to help get the party started, and turnarounds tend to last around an hour, finishing at roughly 7.30pm.

Other Private Functions / Bespoke Packages

Other non-wedding functions usually work in the same way as either a Drinks Reception package or a Wedding Breakfast package, and are priced in the same way (see below). For a selection of parts of the day not covered by the prices above, please contact us for a bespoke package!

Corporate Piano Bookings

Piano for Corporate Functions

Prices are available upon discussion of each individual client's requirements. Enquiries from entertainment agencies are welcome.

Piano for Hotel & Restaurant Bookings

All bookings negotiated dependent on performance requirements, marketing opportunities etc.

Corporate clients have included:

All packages, prices, promotions and offers are subject to Craig's availability on your wedding/event date. Bookings are handled by North West Weddings & Events Ltd, except corporate bookings, which are managed by Soundsmiths Promotions Ltd. Both can be booked through Craig, however.