Weddings and Events


Harp

Harp music adds an element of unparalleled elegance to your wedding or event. Ashley can design a program catered to your desires and settings, and is always happy to discuss details and possibilities at any time. With a repertoire ranging from Bach to Bon Iver, Ashley can offer just the right atmosphere for any affair.


Ashley is also available as a solo soprano or cantor for weddings and events. She is well versed in Catholic masses and ceremonies, and is happy to work with the pianist or organist of your choice. Ashley can offer a vocal repertoire of jazz standards, sacred standards, hymns, modern pop, and more. She is confident in both solo and choral settings, and has had the opportunity to perform such works as Carmina Burana, Faur√©'s Requiem in D Minor, and Beethoven's Choral Fantasy.


Harp for Weddings

 

Ceremony Music

Prelude

Multiple pieces beginning 15-20 minutes prior to the ceremony occurring during guest seating.

Processional/Bridal March

One to two pieces accompanying those who walk down the aisle: parents, grandparents, bridesmaids, flower girl, ring bearer, and bride. One or two pieces is decided by the size of your party or preference.

Musical Interlude or Candle Lighting

Should you choose to have this as a part of your ceremony, this piece is quiet and peaceful.

Recessional

Following the conclusion of the ceremony, this piece accompanies the newlywed couple, officiant, and bridal party as they process down the aisle. Can continue for 1-2 more pieces as guests exit.

 


Additional Information

 

Dates are secured upon receipt of a signed performance contract and deposit.  Remaining balance is due 15 days before the event. Dates which fall on a holiday will incur a holiday booking fee.

Parking and all applicable fees/permits must be provided.

Ashley is open to any suggestions or requests outside of current repertoire, and will make every effort to accommodate if a legal edition of the song(s) arranged for harp can be obtained. Requests must be submitted 30 days prior to event. An additional fee may apply.

Ashley will arrive one hour prior to event, in order to allow for ample time for set up and tuning. 

Attendance at rehearsals is not included in wedding ceremony services.

Ashley performs in the Greater Baltimore area, but is always happy to discuss any location outside of this region. Additional travel fees may apply.

Ashley enjoys the great outdoors, but the harp often does not. An outdoor setting can be tranquil and lush, and easily enhanced by the clear and vibrant sounds of a harp. However, the delicate nature of a harp does require a few considerations in order to ensure the safety of a hand-crafted, wooden instrument. Mild temperatures and/or a shaded area, a flat, stable, nonporous surface, and an inclement weather contingency plan are vital. Ashley is unable to perform in temperatures below 60 degrees Fahrenheit or above 90 degrees Fahrenheit, on grass, gravel, or dirt, or in any precipitation or imminent threat of precipitation. Every event and venue is unique, and Ashley is always willing to address any questions or concerns regarding this policy.


Harp Services

 

Wedding Ceremony Starting at $325

Prelude music, processional/bridal march, recessional, and postlude as guests exit.

Cocktail Hour or Reception Starting at $300

One hour of continuous music. 

Wedding Ceremony and Cocktail Hour or Reception Starting at $475

For services held consecutively at the same location.

One to Three Hours of Event Music Starting at $275-$500

Any selection of music for one to three consecutive hours, including 15 minute break(s) as needed after first hour.