Wedding and Civil Partnership pianist

Hertfordshire wedding pianist, Clive Swan can offer you beautiful live piano music as an ideal background for your mariage or Civil Partnership.

There are several opportunities for playing during your special day. From music to welcome your guests as they arrive, through to the marriage or civil ceremony, drinks reception and wedding breakfast. Sometimes a combination of two or three of these periods helps the day move seamlessly along with style and sophistication.

Arrival of Guests and Ceremony

There’s usually a period of half an hour or so when the guests are arriving for the wedding ceremony (or civil ceremony/ civil partnership ceremony) when appropriate music could include classical pieces or more contemporary songs in preparation for the beginning of the ceremony.

During your ceremony

romantic young couple getting married outdoors

There are usually three moments when the right choice of music can enhance any ceremony, including:

  • the arrival of the Bride or groom
  • Signing of the Register
  • and on exit.

Drinks Reception

Setting the tone for a celebration with piano music gets the rest of the day off in the right mood for this special occasion. This can help to maintain a nice relaxed atmosphere while photographs are being taken, people are enjoying canapés with their first drink and leading up to the wedding breakfast.

Wedding Breakfast

gay couple of groomsAn ideal time to enhance the wedding breakast and provide an elegant backdrop for a very special meal. The playing can usually continue throughout the meal and up to the toasts and speeches if these are taking place at the end.

Please take a look at some of Clive’s testimonials from delighted clients.

For more information on how Clive can add to your special day, please contact him today on 01923 269 036 or to


couple getting married outdoor ceremony
Nicola and Tom Parker’s outdoor wedding ceremony at Knebworth. “Clive played wonderfully at our wedding on Saturday and it was really special to walk down the aisle to ‘live’ piano music. Thank you so much for helping to make the day so amazing, we would recommend Clive any day!”

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