Weddings

Violinist Jaya Hanley and Cellist Sarah James look at each other romanitcally in a bluebell wood. The Chapel hill Duo.
We love a bit of romance. Weddings are our favourite events to perform at.

So, you’re starting to plan your big day? Firstly, CONGRATULATIONS!

As a (relatively) newly engaged couple ourselves, we understand how confusing and potentially overwhelming planning a wedding can be. While we can’t help you chose the right venue or wedding cake, we can guide you through the process of selecting the perfect music for your day.

Having live music at your wedding will enhance the atmosphere, entertain your guests and, most importantly, help create a day that you’ll remember for the rest of your life.

With our extensive song list and bespoke song arranging service we can provide you with musical entertainment from the moment guests arrive, to your First dance, and everything in between. We offer both acoustic and amplified performances to suit any space and party size.

Violinist Jaya Hanley and Cellist Sarah James perform at a wedding drinks reception.
The Chapel Hill Duo perform at a wedding Drinks reception. Image courtesy of https://www.dimdogproductions.co.uk/

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Ceremony

Jaya Hanley, Violinist and Sarah James Cellist before their performance at a Church Wedding Ceremony in North Lincolnshire.
The Chapel Hill Duo enjoying the sun before a Church Wedding Ceremony at the gorgeous St Margaret’s Church in North Lincolnshire.

We can play during both Civil and Church Ceremonies and our standard Ceremony package includes; music as your guests take their seats, for the entrance of the bridal party, during the signing of the register and as everyone exits. If you are having a church Ceremony we can also play your hymns for you if you either don’t have access to or don’t want an organ. 

We think it’s really important for each couple to choose exactly what songs they want for their ceremony. So, as well as offering an extensive and varied song list, we can also put bespoke songs together specially for you. 

Music during the Ceremony is all about creating an atmosphere that reflects you as a couple. Whether you want to walk, glide or even skip down the aisle, our completely customisable Ceremony package ensures that your ceremony will be completely unique.

The Canapés, Photos & Drinks Reception

Now that the “scary bit” is over, it’s time to relax and enjoy sharing the day with your family and friends. Our performance of modern songs on ‘classical’ instruments is a great way to entertain your guests and get the party started. 

Like our ceremony package, the music we play is completely customisable. While we are very happy to create a playlist for you, we always think it’s nice for each couple to pick at least a few of their favourites from our song list, perhaps even include a few special songs that have special meaning. It’s also nice to pick a variety of songs from old classics to modern chart hits so that there’s something there for everyone.

A bride and groom play a violin and a cello at a wedding drinks reception.
There’s always time for a bit of fun at a drinks reception. This Bride and Groom had a quick lesson during their wedding drinks reception.

The Wedding Breakfast

A teacup at an afternoon tea style wedding breakfast that the Chapel Hill Duo performed at.
The Chapel Hill Duo’s music makes the perfect accompaniment to an afternoon tea style wedding breakfast.

When it comes to your first meal as a married couple the possibilities are endless! Everything from a relaxed, intimate afternoon tea, or a tapas style buffet, to a five course formal sit down meal. Depending on the style of your wedding breakfast, different couples have different ideas of the style of music they would like during their meal.

Once again our playlist is completely customisable, we can work with you to help you choose music that will create the atmosphere you’re looking for.

Your First Dance & Evening Entertainment

If you’re looking for something different, why not start your evening’s entertainment with one of our high-energy, live performances. It’s a perfect opportunity to welcome your evening guests and get everyone excited before your DJ or Band start their set. For an alternative to a traditional ‘disco’ or band set, our relaxed cabaret-style evening sets are the perfect accompaniment to Casino games, table magicians and other lounge-style acts.

With our bespoke song arrangement service you can make your first dance a moment that everyone will remember. We can adapt songs to suit your preferred style, turning upbeat songs into slow dances and vice versa.

The Chapel Hill Duo perform their violin and cello song covers at Childerley Long Barn.
The Chapel Hill Duo performing at the Childerley Long Barn in Cambridgeshire.

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