Piano wedding ceremony music

Repertoire Weddings and Civil Ceremonies

Below is a guide for your perusal and by no means an exhaustive list of the pieces in my repertoire. I also play requests. If you want a special song to be played at your event just let me know.

Please also view the pieces listed under the wedding section of this site.

You’ll want to be sure that everything is perfect on one of the most important days of your life and music plays a vital role.

For wedding ceremonies you can choose between piano and / or organ.

I can play your choice of music as and when you want it.

When to play is something that you can tailor to suit your needs. My music provides an atmospheric backdrop and I can play for all or some of the following:

  • The ceremony (as your guests gather, the entrance and exit, during the signing of the register).
  • Photographs
  • The Wedding Breakfast

To ensure your event really sparkles why not book the jazz ensemble! To find out more click here to go to the Quartet, Trio, Duo page.

Choosing the right music for your wedding is often a bewildering experience whether you are having a civil or religious ceremony. As a guide, you may want to select one piece for your entrance music, one or two hymns if applicable, a piece for during the signing of the register, and one recessional piece.

I can also play requests.

Civil ceremonies, have strict rules in not allowing any music with religious connections.

To view a repertoire list of popular / jazz standards that can be used for the wedding breakfast please go to the repertoire page.

Below are some ideas if you want a fairly traditional ceremony incorporating classical music and perhaps hymns. It is also possible to choose non classical / traditional music, especially for civil weddings.

Entrance Music

Air on the ‘G’ String, J.S Bach

Ave Maria, Schubert

Bridal Chorus from Lohengrin

Canon in D, Pachabel

Grand March (from Aida) Verdi

Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring, J.S Bach

Minuet, Boccherini

The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba, Handel

The Prince of Denmark’s March, Clarke

Trumpet Tune, Purcell


Abide with me

All Glory, Laud and Honour

All People that on earth do dwell

All things Bright and Beautiful

Amazing Grace

At the Name of Jesus

Be still for the presence of the Lord

Be Thou My Vision 
Bind us Together

Dear Lord and Father of Mankind

Give me Joy in my Heart

Guide me, O thou great Redeemer

He Who Would Valiant Be

Immortal, Invisible Just as I am

Lead us, heavenly Father

Lord of all hopefulness

Lord of the Dance

Lord the light of your love

Love Divine, All Loves Excelling

Make me a Channel of Your Peace

Morning Has Broken

Praise My Soul the King of Heaven

Tell out my soul

The Church’s one Foundation

The Lord’s my shepherd

There is a green hill far away

Thine be the glory

This is the day

Music during the signing of the register

Adagio from ‘Moonlight Sonata’, Beethoven

Ave Maria, F. Schubert

Ave Maria, J.S Bach / C.Gounod

Claire De Lune, Debussy

Panis Angelicus, Franck

Prelude In A Major, Chopin

Gymnopedie I, Satie, Piano

Recessional Music

Air on the ‘G’ String, J.S Bach

Brandenburg concerto No.3 in G, (First Movement) J.S.Bach

Canon in D, Pachabel

Eine Kleine Nachtmusick, K525 (First Movement), Mozart

Grand March (from Aida) Verdi

Hornpipie (from Water Music) Handel

Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring, J.S Bach

Spring (from the Four Seasons – First Movement, Vivaldi

The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba, Handel

The Prince of Denmark’s March, Clarke

Trumpet Tune, Purcell

Voi che sapete (from the Marriage Of Figaro), Mozart

Wedding March from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Mendelssohn