Blenheim Palace

Claire Hamilton
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Claire Hamilton









Claire plays on a beautiful gold-leafed Victorian harp which has a golden tone. Being both magical and relaxing, the harp is particularly appropriate for hotels and castles licensed for wedding ceremonies, where there is no provision for live music to play those all-important pieces.

For your wedding ceremony Claire fills the waiting silence before the bride arrives with up to half an hour of beautiful melodies. She then plays a processional piece for the Bride’s entrance, a romantic piece during the signing of the register (this can be a classical, romantic piece, or even a pop ballad or song that has a special meaning for the bride and groom). She then plays a stirring recessional piece for the exit of the bride and groom at the end of the ceremony and keeps playing until al the guests have followed the couple outside.

Claire can also be booked to play during the Drinks Reception.

Drinks reception

The Drinks Reception can last for up to two hours while the photographer is busy taking pictures. For some of the guests, this can seem rather a long time and for the little ones, especially, it can be quite tiring! Having Claire play the harp can really lift this part of the wedding day. It means that elderly relations can relax and listen to the music.

During breaks, Claire encourages any interested guests to try their hand at playing (see below!). Claire considers the harp to be part of the entertainment.  Allowing the guests to try their hand at playing while relatives take photos makes the time to go by enjoyably and offers an unforgettable experience to add the impact of the day.

Claire can also be booked to play during the Wedding Breakfast, or a combination of Wedding Ceremony, Drinks Reception and Wedding Breakfast

Wedding prices

Claire lives near Monmouth and can easily travel to Herefordshire and Gloucestershire. She also travels to the Cotswolds.

  • Ceremony plus an hour’s playing during Drinks Reception £325
  • Playing throughout Drinks Reception (up to 2 hours) £290
  • Playing during Wedding Breakfast from £325
  • Ceremony plus Wedding Breakfast from £450

Prices include travel within a 10-mile radius (40p a mile thereafter). Special rates for weekday weddings at Clearwell Castle.

Contact Claire for all wedding enquiries and to discuss your wedding arrangements and music requirements.

Claire also offers a special price for Wedding Ceremony only, or Drinks Reception only, in her local area. Please contact her for details.

 Contacting Claire

tel: 01594 530698



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