Bryan has played at dozens of wedding venues in London including: OXO2, Waldorf Hilton, Hackney Town Hall, The Crypt, Fulham Palace, The Ivy and Hampton Court House. Bryan is also a recommended wedding pianist at Pembroke Lodge in Richmond.
Bryan was absolutely amazing, he was very quick to respond to queries and gave us a lot of help with song choices and even learnt a new piece for us! We were so happy he played at our wedding, all our guests were very impressed. Thanks so much Bryan! ★★★★★ Oiwah & Mohit, Wedding, The Waldorf Hilton, Covent Garden
Bryan played at our wedding ceremony and drinks reception at the OXO2. He created a wonderful atmosphere on our special day and so many guests commented on his repertoire. We can’t recommend Bryan highly enough. He was super organised, always promptly responding to emails and calls. He liaised with the venue on our behalf and exceeded our expectations! ★★★★★ James & Ben, Wedding, OXO2, South Bank
Here is Bryan's approach to wedding ceremony piano playing - please get in touch with any questions.
Guest arrival pre-ceremony
If you book Bryan for your wedding ceremony, he’ll be ready to play background music when guests arrive into your wedding ceremony room before your wedding ceremony is due to start. He will select beautiful music from his repertoire, often featuring contemporary-classical pieces and delicate pop instrumental background music.
Photo: Bryan playing the piano at Abigail and Dale's wedding ceremony. Special requests included - for Abigail's entrance, the theme from Jurassic Park - and for the signing of the register, the theme from the movie Up.
The ceremony itself
If your wedding ceremony is a civil ceremony, the standard format for the music is:
Entrance (one piece of music)
Signing of Register (two-three pieces of music)
Exit (one piece of music)
Since a wedding ceremony is very personal and unique to you, Bryan is happy to play any pieces of music you would like – anything from pop, jazz standards or contemporary classical. These pieces of music may already be in Bryan’s extensive repertoire, but if not, he will learn them for you – at no additional charge.
If your ceremony is in a church, Bryan is happy to play any hymns you might like for the guests to sing along with. This is in addition to the entrance, signing of register and exit pieces of music.
Drinksreceptions are often a great time to introduce some upbeat, classy jazz standards. Many couples like to try and make the most of the fine wedding-season weather and hold their wedding drinks reception outside.
Photo: Bryan's Portable Electric Baby Grand Piano on the terrace at Pembroke Lodge, overlooking Richmond Park in London. Set up for Heather & David's wedding drinks reception.
Wedding breakfasts are an opportunity to have live background music while you and your guests are dining. Bryan is always looking to play the songs that best support the vibe going on around him. As the dining courses progress, it is not unusual for the music to ramp up - quite often with guests joining in and singing along! Bryan offers package rates for playing at your wedding breakfast as well as your wedding ceremony / drinks.
Photo: Bryan entertaining guests at Laura & Chris' wedding breakfast on the Sunborn London yacht hotel, moored in the Docklands.
Prices and equipment
Your wedding venue may have a piano in one of its rooms. But if you would like Bryan to play outdoors, or in a different room where there isn’t a piano, he can supply:
For an accurate quote and to check availability, please complete the form below mentioning event date; venue; what's required e.g. piano playing at Civil Ceremony, Drinks Reception, Wedding Breakfast; particular songs wanted and whether you need Bryan's portable stage piano and speaker system.