Wedding Pianist and Piano Music Agency

Hire a wedding pianist for your wedding day.

PianoDJ is the only music agency in the UK that specialises in providing piano music for weddings.

Since forming in 2006, PianoDJ has slowly built up the best team of wedding pianists available to play for weddings in the UK and Europe.

If you love music then we would love to be a part of your day.

Piano Music for your Wedding

You can hire a wedding pianist to play piano music for any of the 4 daytime sections of your wedding.

  1. Wedding Ceremony
  2. Drinks Reception
  3. Wedding Breakfast
  4. Turnaround Period

Most couples book a pianist for their whole daytime reception because it offers great value for money and it takes care of the music for the whole day. Other couples just choose to book a pianist for one or two sections of their wedding day.

A wedding pianist for your ceremony.

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Your wedding ceremony is the most important part of your wedding day.

You can hire one of our wedding pianists to play the most magical piano instrumental versions of your favourite songs so that this moment becomes a memory that you treasure for the rest of your life.

Top 4 Ceremony Piano Requests

A wedding pianist for your drinks reception.

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You are going to feel such a rush of excitement and happiness during your drinks reception and I promise that you won't be able to stop smiling.

Hire one of our talented wedding pianists to play upbeat, lively, fun, exciting music for your drinks reception to keep this atmosphere of celebration for your guests who have to wait for you while you have your wedding photos taken.

Top 4 Drinks Reception Piano Requests

A wedding pianist for your wedding breakfast.

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Put your feet up, tuck into the greatest feast of your lifetime, sit back, soak up the atmosphere and let it all sink in.

If music is important to you then you should book a wedding pianist to play all of your favourite songs and pieces of music on the piano.

This is a way for you to add your personality and style to your meal and background piano music will break the uncomfortable silence that you often get at weddings.

Top 4 Wedding Breakfast Piano Requests

A wedding pianist for your turnaround period.

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At some wedding venues, there is a turnaround period during which the venue staff collapse tables, stack chairs, sweep up mess, lay a dance floor and get the room ready for the evening dancing.

All of your guests will be asked to leave the room when this happens and it can be a really fun treat to hire a wedding pianist to play toe-tapping music for your guests during this time.

The wedding pianist will become your warm-up act, they will take requests and play music that will help get your guests in the mood for a night of dancing.

Top 4 Turnaround Period Piano Requests

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Wedding Pianist Videos

We specialise in creating piano instrumental cover versions of songs that were not originally written for the piano. This means that you can let us know your favourite genre (whether that is drum and bass, house, rock, indie or something else) and our pianists will spend time listening to your favourite music and creating cool piano versions of your favourite songs.

Below are some of our piano videos and if you refresh the page some more videos will appear!

Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham – Bole chudiyan
Sigma – Nobody to Love
Moloko – Sing it Back
Swedish house mafia – Dont you worry child
Snap! – Rhythm is a dancer
Lunchmoney Lewis – Bills
John Legend – All of Me
Foo Fighters – Times Like These

Venues that recommend PianoDJ

There are lots of venues we have worked at over the last 10 years that can't get enough of us! Here are a few of them.


Ashridge House
Brocket Hall Golf Club
Brocket Hall
Channels Golf Club
Colville Hall
Fanhams Hall
Gosfield Hall
Hanbury Manor
High Elms Manor
High House
Hinchingbrooke House
Hylands House
Layer Marney Tower
Little Channels
Maidens Barn
Newland Hall
Reid Rooms
South Farm
That Amazing Place
The Lawn
Vaulty Manor
Ware Priory

Wedding Pianist FAQ

What is the difference between a wedding pianist and a pianist?

A wedding pianist is a pianist who specialises in playing wedding piano music.

It doesn’t matter if you are looking for a modern pianist, a jazz pianist or a classical pianist to play at your wedding.

A wedding pianist will play music with a romantic theme and they will play a range of music that appeals to guests of a variety of ages from your preferred genre (classical / jazz / modern).

You wouldn’t want your guests to be bored by long and tedious classical piano music, confused by complicated jazz solos or uninterested with modern piano songs that only the teenagers would know.

A wedding pianist has experience in playing music that your guests will recognise and they have spent a lot of time putting together a set of music that will make the day feel even more romantic and special.

Most wedding pianists will be more than happy to learn requests for your wedding because they understand the importance of adding a personal touch to the music.

As a pianist you can specialise in various areas: concerts and recitals, live bands, shows and musicals, recording music in studios, teaching, accompanying other musicians, ballet and dance, playing in bars and pubs, etc. All of our pianists specialise in weddings.

Will a digital keyboard sound like a real piano?

Digital pianos are designed to replicate the sound of a real piano. Keyboards are designed to play a range of different sounds, effects and rhythms. All of our digital pianos have the full range of 88 keys (the same amount of notes as a real piano) and many of them have wooden keys with a weighted action so that the feel of pressing a note on the digital piano is the same as on a real piano.

This means that our wedding pianists can play the same pieces of music that they could play on a real piano. The sound of the digital piano depends on the quality of the instrument – just as a cheap real piano will sound horrible, a cheap digital piano will sound horrible too. Our musicians use top of the range professional instruments that sound absolutely beautiful. You can listen to over 100 recordings made using our digital pianos.

How much does a wedding pianist cost?

We have an interactive price list on our website so that you can see how much a wedding pianist will cost before you make an enquiry. We have set fees that reflect the standard running order of a wedding. You can book a wedding pianist for the ceremony, drinks reception, wedding breakfast, turnaround period or any combination of these. If your wedding has a different format to this then we will quote you a price that reflects the amount of hours that the pianist will be playing for.

Our aim is to build a network of exceptional pianists across the UK and this means that there should always be a wedding pianist living within a reasonable driving distance of your wedding venue. In the event of a local wedding pianist not being available, we may look to charge travel expenses on top of the advertised price. You will be advised of this at the time you make your enquiry.

Can I have a wedding pianist if my venue doesn’t have a piano?

The short answer is yes, you can still have a wedding pianist.

All of our wedding pianists have professional digital pianos that they can bring to your wedding venue and this is included in the standard price of a wedding pianist. We have a trade account with Roland (the best digital piano manufacturer) and we encourage all of our wedding pianists to use their digital pianos. Our wedding pianists use digital pianos that sound just like a concert grand piano and every note will sound as stylish and beautiful as you would expect from an acoustic instrument.

How loud will the piano be? Is it loud enough or too loud?

The volume of piano music is just right too…the piano music will float around the gardens and the rooms in your venue so that all of your guests can hear the music and it is quiet enough that your friends and family can chat without struggling to hear each other. The piano is a really versatile instrument.

Which venues/areas do your pianists play at?

Although our office is based in Bishop Stortford, we have a brilliant team of pianists who are based all over the UK, including Essex, Hertfordshire, Suffolk, Sussex, Suffolk, Kent, London and the Midlands. We work regularly at venues in all of these areas and our musicians are often booked to play further afield as well.

Will my guests be able to chat over the top of your piano playing?

I can assure you that your guests will be able to talk comfortably whilst enjoying the piano music. The piano is a beautiful instrument. When it is played sensitively, it forms a lovely backdrop to conversations in sophisticated and romantic settings.

There is a long standing history of high-end restaurants and hotels using live piano music to create a really special environment for afternoon teas and fine dining. The UKs most famous restaurants have a live pianist playing background music – Harrods, the Dorchester Hotel, the Ritz and the Savoy.

Find out more about PianoDJ

If you would like to find out more about PianoDJ then we have written a page with everything you need to know about PianoDJ.

This page has information about our services, a complete price list and a break down of our costs, our terms and conditions and lot of really useful information.

You should also take the time to listen to our piano recordings page which has over 300 piano recordings of songs that other couples have requested for their wedding.



PianoDJ Testimonials

PianoDJ have provided lots of Ware Priory wedding pianists and wedding DJs over the years. Here are some words from couples who have booked us recently.

Emma and Paul

Services provided: Wedding DJ    Wedding Pianist   

We just wanted to say a massive thank you to our pianist & DJ for the marsh/gray wedding 31.3.16 they were both fantastic, everyone was very complementary during the drinks reception & meal, as for the evening DJ, I the bride never dance! But I danced solid for 3 hours along with 90% of our guests it was fantastic and money well spent So Thankyou x


Esther and Kingsley

Services provided: Wedding Pianist   

Hi Rihannon I owe a huge thank you to you and Joe for making our day even more special. Your service was second to none. Absolutely beautiful. My guest could not stop talking. Thank you again. I hope to use your service again. Many thanks! Esther


Danielle and Josh Hunn

Services provided: Wedding Pianist   

Just wanted to say thank you so much for the amazing performance we received from Charlie on Saturday at our wedding he was truly fantastic The ceremony was outstanding thanks to his talent it was the perfect way to complete our wedding So many people commented how amazing he was I just wish I was able to replay it all again


Bex

Services provided: Wedding DJ    Wedding Pianist   

Both Tim and Will were quite frankly bloody awesome! Everyone commented on how lovely Tim’s playing was and what a magical addition his music gave, and Will read my nutty families taste in music down to do T!


Rishi & Susannah

Services provided: Wedding DJ    Wedding Pianist   

We have just returned from our honeymoon, and we wanted to personally say what a wonderful day and night we had, and that was in no small part thanks to the James’s brilliant DJ’ing (thanks so much for indulging me with all that d’n’b – much obliged!) and Nina’s stunning piano playing – which so many of the guests commented on in glowing terms. We unfortunately didn’t get a chance to thank Nina on the day, but she played so beautifully and it was very much appreciated. Apparently, some our guests were moved to tears during the ceremony by her playing and then later on during the reception and the wedding breakfast, her piano playing set off the event perfectly.


Barney & Yvonne

Services provided: Wedding DJ    Wedding Pianist   

I can’t put in words how wonderful you made our day. The opening bars to Yvonne walk down will live with us forever. Your piano and dj work was top class. It contributed to the best celebration of our lives.


Rowena White

Services provided: Wedding DJ    Wedding Pianist   

Excellent music, very professional DJ and pianist. Our guests loved it and thank you for your music choices as there was something for everyone.


Robert & Xi Foster

Services provided: Wedding DJ    Wedding Pianist   

We hired both the pianist and the DJ. The piano was set up quickly and without fuss. The pianist was polite and charming throughout, playing faultlessly and playing all of the songs we had requested. The atmosphere created was lovely and went a long way to making our day that bit more special The DJ’s were both polite, friendly and very hard working. They judged the evening perfectly, playing just the right balance of music to get my guests dancing. The evening party was the one part of the wedding I had been worried about, but I should not have! They were fantastic at creating a mood and making sure everyone had fun. Would heartily recommend both the DJ and the pianist, went a long way to making sure we had a beautiful day! A big thanks to everyone at PianoDJ, could not have asked for more…


Michelle Brown

Services provided: Wedding DJ    Wedding Pianist   

We would like to thank Tim for playing the piano during our drinks reception and wedding breakfast. He played absolutely beautifully and all the guests commented on how amazing he was. William was our DJ for the evening, he was fantastic, he played some brilliant music and had many guests up dancing the night the night away. We had an amazing time and didn’t want the night to end! We would highly recommend Pianodj, the booking process was really easy, they responded to questions quickly and both Tim and William were excellent. Thank you so much.


Bradley Suckling

Services provided: Wedding Pianist   

We would like to say thank you so much to Ziggy who was amazing and helped to make our wedding day extra special. Ziggy arrived early on the day to set-up and check out the venue. Ziggy played a wide variety of songs as was more than happy to take requests on the day. We were very happy with Ziggy and we received lots of positive comments from our guests. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him to any of our friends or relatives who need this service.


Karen & Robert Tromans

Services provided: Wedding DJ    Wedding Pianist   

We booked PianoDJ for our wedding at Mulberry House for a pianist during our ceremony and DJ for our evening reception. We initially met James at a wedding fayre at Mulberry House well over a year before our wedding and we were instantly impressed by the range of modern piano music covered (we had some niche requests!) and also the fact that James was so friendly and helpful as we discussed our wedding music plans. We are so thankful to PianoDJ for making our day incredibly special. Our guests are still talking about what great music we had throughout the day and what a fantastic DJ we had. James was very engaging with our guests and added little touches to the evening which made the night fun and enjoyable for us all. I would also like to mention how amazing his heart light is in front of the DJ booth – our wedding photos look fantastic with the heart in the background and so many of our guests were asking if we had hired it as it looked so beautiful! There was never a moment when the dance floor was empty and you couldn’t get our guests off of it as they were loving all of the great music played. I know I am biased but James is definitely the best wedding DJ ever and he will play anything you want him to. I highly recommend PianoDJ and thank you once again for helping to make our day one of the best ever! Karen & Robert xxxx


Gemma Burches

Services provided: Wedding Pianist   

We had Tim as our pianist for our ceremony and reception drinks. He was FANTASTIC!! All of our guests commented on how brilliant he was and really enjoyed listening to him play. We highly recommend Piano DJ. Thank you very much. Gemma & Jason xx


Kimberley Kyriacou

Services provided: Wedding DJ    Wedding Pianist   

Thank you so much to nick who played the piano for us beautifully through out our wedding ceromony, drinks reception and wedding breakfast. He done a great job, when we first booked pianodj I was unsure if I would like the piano as much as the song sound track as obviously there wouldn’t be any words, but it sounded amazing and made our wedding even more special and added such class to it.
A big thanks to James too for playing all our requested songs through our evening disco, lots of our guests commented on how great the music was, he played guest requests no problem at all and checked with us all along the evening everything was how we wanted.
I would not hestiate to reccomend piano dj, thank you for making our day extra special. Outstanding. Love the Kyriacou’s xx


Steve Newin

Services provided: Wedding Pianist   

The pianist was fantastic, including wearing a tie that matched our colour scheme. He was happy and smiling throughout despite the bride taking full advantage of her pejorative to be half an hour later (no panic I swear), and there was no problems with our choice of music which was all played elegantly. Thanks very much for a fully professional service.


Lisa and Lee Gallagher

Services provided: Wedding DJ    Wedding Pianist   

From my first phone call to PianoDJ right up until my wedding day they were complete professionals. They kept in contact with song requests, timings and who would be there on my day.The piano playing during our wedding was superb and the DJing in the evening was fabulous. In short PianoDJ made my wedding perfect. So many of my guests commented on how great the DJ was and how they hadn’t danced so much in years. Thank you James and Okiem


Cathy dargue

Services provided: Wedding Pianist   

Absolutely brilliant! Tim was exceptional, playing all our requests and more! It really made our wedding and would highly recommend them.


Ant & Becs Challis

Services provided: Wedding DJ    Wedding Pianist   

PianoDJ are really remarkable musicians! Great combination with Tim playing the piano throughout the drinks reception and wedding breakfast, the level of the background music was perfect and kept everyone entertained without drowning out the conversation. Special mention to his Frozen – let it go rendition!
James was a fab DJ – got everyone up dancing and coped with all our requests (even the Cricket boys chanting WonderWall! and also rescued our first dance encouraging others to join us!) There really was never a moment when the dancefloor was empty.
A very professional outfit! ticked all the boxes and we would highly recommend them!


Kimberley Mooney

Services provided: Wedding DJ    Wedding Pianist   

Piano DJ really made our wedding day special. Tim and Will we’re both so friendly and gave us exactly what we wanted to make our day perfect. When watching our wedding DVD the elegant sound of the piano as I walk up the aisle really makes it so beautiful to watch and listen to! Eveyone was up dancing from the first song played in the evening and it just didn’t stop from there, couldn’t have asked for a better DJ! The piano and DJ set up all looked so lovely! Piano DJ we can’t thank you enough!! Mr and Mrs Mooney!!


Laura Burgess and Andy Burgess

Services provided: Wedding Pianist   

The service provided was absolutely fantastic. All our guests commented on how talented Tim was. All the music played was to a very high standard. Me and my husband would recommend the company to everyone who requires a professional and talented piano service. Thank you for making our day so special. Thank you guys.


Nicola Darren

Services provided: Wedding Pianist   

Tim was great! We had a few requests which he played throughout the day, lots of our guests commented on how nice it was to have him playing in the background during the reception drinks and throughout the meal. So glad we booked this for our special day!