Hire a Wedding Pianist for your Wedding Day

If you want to book a wedding pianist for your wedding then we have the best pianists available to play for weddings in the UK.

Why not take 3 minutes to relax and enjoy the following piano music video. It is a piece of modern classical music called I Giorni by Ludovico Einaudi.

Piano music is the most romantic type of live music for weddings and a wedding pianist can play beautiful music in the background for your wedding ceremony, drinks reception, wedding breakfast and turnaround period. It will create the perfect atmosphere and sense of occasion for your wedding.

Listen to over 300 piano recordings and watch our wedding piano remix videos.

Venues that trust us

Resident Wedding Pianist at ……

Recommended Wedding Pianist at ……

We take great care in auditioning and selecting only the very best wedding pianists to join our team of incredible musicians. We only work with the best pianists who are all extremely highly trained and have lots of experience playing for weddings at venues across the UK.

When you make the decision to book a wedding pianist from us, we will immediately start a file for your wedding so that we can personalise the music to your tastes. At the initial stages of the booking, you will give us a general outline of the styles of music you would like for your wedding. We will look through our team of musicians and handpick the wedding pianist who specialises in the music that you love.

As your wedding day draws closer, we will have built up a really good picture of the music that you would like played during the different sections of your wedding day. Our wedding pianists will then be able to start preparing the music that you love – even if they have never played it before – so that you get all of your favourite music on your wedding day.

Our wedding pianists are unique in providing this much time and attention to the music that you love. It is unprecedented for any other wedding pianist to spend this much time preparing for your wedding.

Wedding Pianist FAQ

You can hire a wedding pianist to play for your wedding ceremony, your drinks reception, your wedding breakfast or for all three!
Pianist for ceremony: start playing 30 minutes before ceremony. create a sense of occasion for guests as they arrive and help raise their emotions to the appropriate level for such an amazing occasions; relaxing music for groom as he waits for bride to arrive, the groom can pick his favourite music in advance; the ceremony is arguably the most important part of your wedding day. The entrance of the bride is quite likely to be the most highly charged, emotional moment of the whole day (it was at my wedding!!) this is the moment that will stick in your mind compared to any other moment of your wedding day. Having your favourite piece of music played on the piano will take your emotions to the next level (the tingling down your back level). The whole day, the two years of planning, the proposal, the dating before…it all leads up to this moment. Let us help you make it perfect.Our wedding pianist will play your favourite piece on the piano. This will sound amazing. The wedding pianist will play a “wedding piano remix” so that it is the most romantic version of the song ever!!! We take the worry away from your day. Our wedding pianist will follow you. This means that all you have to do is think about walking down the aisle. Any worries about the timing and the flow of the music will be taken care of by the wedding pianist who will watch you and your bridesmaids and time the music perfectly. We have seen it all – brides heel getting caught in the cobbles, flower girl running crying down the garden, groom fainting, etc. We are ready for anything!!! For ideas about ceremony music, check out wedding music tips.

Drinks Reception: You are going to be celebrating and having the best time ever! You have just got married and your friends and family will all want to congratulate you on your marriage. During your drinks reception you will have your photos taken and a lot of your guests will be waiting for your return (and enjoying your champagne). A wedding pianist will keep the party atmosphere going in your absence with upbeat lively piano music. Think of it as the best garden party ever.

Wedding Breakfast: This is where you really get to sit and enjoy the piano music. You can give us a list of all of your favourite songs and the wedding pianist will serenade you as you eat! You will be sitting at a top table and after a while, conversation will die down (you only get to chat to two people). It is really nice to sit back, look around at your family, enjoy the piano music and really start to take in the amazing fact that you have just got married. Can you imagine how cool this moment will feel??! For the groom, the music can also be really relaxing in the run up to giving a speech. You will hear your friends and family trying to “guess the song” as the wedding pianist plays different music on the piano. If you know that some of your friends or family members have favourite songs then let us know beforehand so that we can ask the wedding pianist to play them during the wedding breakfast. What a nice subtle treat for your closest friends.

The piano was invented in 1700 and was one of the most prominent instruments in classical and romantic music. We have a few incredible concert wedding pianists on our books and they specialise in playing Mozart, Bach, Handel, Chopin, Listz, Debussy, etc.

In the early 20th Century, the piano was one of the main showcase instruments in the swing and jazz era, with greats including Fats Waller playing the most amazing versions of rat pack and jazz standards on the piano. More recently, you will know the upbeat boogie of Jools Holland, cool jazz of Jamie Cullum and the popular jazz of Billy Joel. We have some incredible jazz wedding pianists and these musicians regularly play at Ronnie Scotts and in jazz lounges in London.

Then skip to the current day…think of all the popular musicians who play the piano, for example: Tom Odell, John Legend, Adele, Coldplay, Elton John, Mika, Lady GaGa, Kate Nash and Muse. We have a team of the best “pop wedding pianists” available to play for weddings in the UK. Our wedding pianists can play “wedding piano remixes” of almost any modern song. This means that you can have your favourite music played on the piano at your wedding.

We have an incredible selection of wedding pianists working for us and between them, they can accommodate pretty much any type of music requests if they have enough time to prepare. In the past we have played music from artists you would never expect to hear on the piano such as Guns N Roses, Nicki Minaj and even a UK Garage set!

You can hire a wedding pianist to play for the ceremony, the drinks reception, the wedding breakfast or all of the above.

Civil Ceremony – Imagine how special it will feel to hear your favourite piece of music played sublimely on the piano as you walk down the aisle towards your future husband. Piano music helps to set a magical atmosphere for your civil wedding ceremony.

Drinks Reception – You are likely to be whisked away by your photographer during the drinks reception (after all, you are the stars of the day). Our wedding pianist will play lively and upbeat background music to keep your guests entertained in your absence.

Wedding Breakfast – Without a wedding pianist playing romantic piano music, a wedding breakfast is just a meal. Live music helps transform the ordinary into something spectacular and it gives your guests something to talk about if the conversation on their table dries up.

Piano music adds something special to each part of the wedding day and you can see why so many couples hire a wedding pianist to play throughout their wedding reception.

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.

Is a digital piano like a keyboard? Will it 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Listen to recordings of our wedding pianists

Top 10 Ceremony Music

Wedding Pianist Ceremony Playlist

Top 12 Alternative Music

Wedding Pianist Alternative Playlist

Some of our recent customer feedback

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. xx

Gemma, 03 April 2015
Thank you so much to nick who played the piano for us beautifully throughout our wedding ceremony, drinks reception and wedding breakfast. He did a great job, when we first booked PianoDJ I was unsure if I would like the piano covers as much as the original song because aren’t any words, but it sounded amazing and made our wedding even more special and added such class to it. I would not hesitate to recommend PianoDJ, thank you for making our day extra special. Outstanding!
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 dance floor was empty. A very professional outfit! ticked all the boxes and we would highly recommend them!
Ant, 17 January 2015
One of the first things we knew we wanted for our wedding was a pianist and we couldn’t have been happier with ours. Throughout the booking process and song choice the people at Piano DJ were fantastic and on the day our pianist Tim was well presented and extremely pleasant, as was Will who was there to help him. Tim even learned a song for us to be played and was happy taking requests on the day. Tim made our perfect day for us.
Glen, 20 October 2014
Walking down the aisle to my song being played on grand piano had all my guests in floods of tears. Such an emotional moment, one I shall cherish forever. Having Joe play through our wedding breakfast was just magical. Our evening DJ, James played all the right music to keep our party going into early hours. The lighting was superb. We cannot thank PianoDJ enough for making our day so special. All our guests commented on how brilliant they were and we would have to agree. Highly recommend PianoDJ to everyone we see. Faultless service. Thank you so much xx
Julie, 01 September 2014
Maidens Barn
Maidens BarnRecommended Wedding Pianist
Maidens Barn is a truly gorgeous wedding venue that is perfectly suited to romantic piano music. If the weather is sunny then our pianists play piano music on professional keyboards outside in the courtyard for outside wedding ceremonies and drinks receptions. Our digital grand piano looks amazing for your pianist to play during your wedding breakfast.
Gaynes Park
Gaynes ParkRecommended Wedding Pianist
Gaynes Park is a traditional wedding barn venue with a modern, contemporary feel. Our pianists regularly play for weddings at Gaynes Park and we are often booked to provide a pianist for the whole daytime reception. For the ultimate look, you can hire two of our stylish digital grand pianos – one for in the Orangery and the other for in the Mill Barn.
The Reid Rooms
The Reid RoomsRecommended Wedding Pianist
The Reid Rooms is an intimate wedding venue that feels like a home from home. You can book a pianist to play a professional keyboard in the rustic ceremony room and to play outside in the courtyard for your drinks reception. The Reid Rooms has a stunning grand piano and you can hire a pianist to play this for your wedding breakfast.
view pricelist

Are you ready to book a pianist for your wedding?

view pricelist

Blog Posts