Craig Smith Music

Craig Smith Music: Wedding Piano Prices

Craig Smith Music offers affordable function entertainment and music wedding packages in Lancashire from £240 as a solo wedding pianist, with various duos also available.

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 £240, and piano for Bartle Hall wedding ceremony piano from just £240 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 venues within an hours' drive. 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 two weeks before the wedding (where a ceremony forms part of the package, we ask that £60 of the package fee is paid 12 weeks before the wedding, with the remainder payable two weeks before the wedding).

Popular Packages

Diamond Packages

£380 (or £340*), 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

£300 (or £260*), plus date retainer of £150

Option 1:

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

Option 2:

  • wedding ceremony
  • drinks reception
  • wedding breakfast

Option 3:

  • drinks reception
  • wedding breakfast
  • evening turnaround
Gold Packages

From £260 (or £220*), plus date retainer of £150

Option 1:

  • guests arriving at the venue
  • drinks reception

Option 2:

  • wedding ceremony
  • wedding breakfast

Option 3:

  • drinks reception
  • evening turnaround
Silver Packages

From £220 (or £180*), plus date retainer of £150

Option 1:

  • guests arriving at the venue
  • wedding ceremony

Option 2:

  • wedding ceremony
  • drinks reception

Option 3:

  • drinks reception
  • wedding breakfast

Option 4:

  • wedding breakfast
  • evening turnaround

*Standard Packages include time to prepare your requests for receptions. Not bothered about making requests? Choose the Basic Package: reduce your price by £40 and Craig will select the music based on what feels right on the day.

Bronze Packages

Bronze packages are bookings for any one single part of the day. They are available to book heavily discounted from 6 months before the wedding date, with ceremonies at £240 inc. date retainer and other parts of the day at £260 inc. date retainer. When booked with more than 6 months to go to the wedding, each option is £340 inc. date retainer.

Prices above are for solo piano and are based on up to an hours travel time to each venue. Beyond this, there may be a small surcharge. You can check the rough travel time to your venue from "Craig Smith Music" on Google Maps.

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.

Chill-Out Room Package

A night time package where Craig will play 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 is in the room at the time. Usually a 90 minute package, beginning half an hour after the first dance. May include first dance accompaniment for a small additional fee.

Other 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 something completely different, 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.