Carrie O'Donnell - Wedding & Event Pianist

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With both classical and contemporary influences, I play music that is ethereal, breathtakingly beautiful and will provide an elegant addition to your wedding.
Details

Type of Performer(s) or Business

Solo Musician

Learn New Songs
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Take Requests

Style of Music

Drinks / Cocktails Music
Reception Music
Ceremony Music
Classical
Other Style of Music

Primary Instrument(s)

Piano
Full Description
Trusted & recommended wedding supplier for many high-end venues including Brasteds, Holkham Hall, The Assembly House and Unique Venues amongst others. I also play regularly for restaurant guests at the award winning, 2 AA Rosette restaurant at Brasteds. With both classical and contemporary influences, I play music that is breathtakingly beautiful and will provide an elegant addition to any event. You can hear some samples of my playing on my Instagram and Facebook pages. I can also provide duo options with other musicians including a cellist, violist and singer.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Carrie
Hello! Thank you for taking a look at my profile on Bridebook. I would be delighted to play for your special day, so please get in touch for a free quote or with any questions you may have. x

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2013
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
No. of People In Team
1
Reviews
(60)
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David & Sheryl
Happy couple Married on August
August 2022
You had us captivated….
You probably do not remember the moment we met you as well as we do, Carrie. We were two of many taking a look round Holkham Hall the day of its Wedding Open Day and you were playing in the Marble Hall, alone and surrounded by candles. You had us captivated and emotional from that moment with your amazing music and peaceful presence so we were absolutely delighted when you were able to play on our re-arranged date. We have had so much feedback from friends and family about how gracefully you played and how wonderfully your music shaped the day, before the ceremony, during it and afterwards, both in the Hall and throughout the wedding breakfast. We cannot thank you enough for all that you did for us and for the calm way in which you helped us ahead of the date. It is not just that we knew that we were in the hands of a true professional .. we had this exciting feeling that the day was going to be taken to a different level by you and it was! You are fabulously talented, but it is the combination of your skills and your beautiful personality which creates such an unforgettable result. All gratitude and love to you, David and Sheryl.
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Kathryn + David
Happy couple Married on March
March 2020
She was really amazing
We were so fortunate to have Carrie play at our Wedding at the Hoste. She really was amazing, and when you want someone to just come in a get on with it, she does. Having met her prior to the event, we found her a very friendly and easy to get on with person and very responsive to our queries. We can highly recommend Carrie and hopefully our paths will cross again in the future, because we would love to hear her play again.
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Erin + Ben
Happy couple Married on January
January 2020
She was absolutely amazing!
Carrie played for our wedding in December and she was absolutely amazing. Highly recommend her if you are thinking about hiring a pianist she’s the one!! Thanks so much Carrie for making our day that extra bit more special! Xx
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Vicky Pellizarro
Happy couple Married on December
December 2019
Carrie is so kind, friendly + professional
Carrie is so kind, friendly and professional. She played for welcome drinks, ceremony and after ceremony drinks at our wedding. We requested a couple of songs that was not on Carrie’s repertoire which she did for us no problem at all. It was such a lovely touch having live piano on the day and would certainly recommend her for anyone looking for a pianist!
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Chris + Hannah
Happy couple Married on December
December 2019
She was amazing!
Carrie provided the music for the bride walk in at our Wedding, she was amazing and highly recommend. She was very easy going in the build up to the event and her attention to detail was spot on. Thank you!
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Lottie Setchell
Happy couple Married on December
December 2019
She's an incredibly talented pianist
Carrie played at our wedding in November during our reception drinks and wedding breakfast, and her music was lovely. She already knew lots of our favourite pieces and offered to learn new ones which we liked, including our favourite song by Vance Joy for our entrance to dinner as Mr & Mrs. She’s an incredibly talented pianist and created the perfect atmosphere during our wedding breakfast. She was also so professional and helpful throughout the planning process, and made the whole thing really easy. Thank you Carrie! x
Location & Contact Details

Address

Wymondham , Norfolk, England

Travel Notes

Nearest Town

Norwich

Nearest Motorway & Junction

A11

Nearest Train Station

Norwich

Nearest Airport

Norwich

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Press & Awards
(6)

Industry Awards (6)

Lux Life Awards - Winner Most Outstanding Wedding + Event Musician Norfolk 2019
The Wedding Industry Awards Finalist - 2018 + 2019
National Wedding Awards Finalist - 2019
Bridebook Awards 2019 - Gold Winner
Bridebook Awards 2018 - Silver Winner
Global Wedding Award - Winner Leading Wedding Pianist of the Year - England 2020
FAQ
(6)

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Ethereal, Elegant, Beautiful, Luxury, Classy

What about your business are you most proud of?

My personal approach & my professionalism.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Do your research when choosing suppliers. There are so many suppliers out there, you need to be sure that the supplier you choose is reliable, friendly, professional and will suit your individual taste and style.

What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?

I love seeing the creativity from my couples I play for, so when the brides make all their own wedding favours or decorations is really lovely.

Describe your typical process with a couple.

If someone is interested in booking me for their special day, I will firstly send over a quote for their requirements. Once they confirm they want to go ahead I will then arrange a meeting to discuss their music choices in more detail & also to meet them. I keep in contact with them if they have any queries leading up to the wedding & provide a friendly and professional service.

What makes a romantic first dance?

I think it depends on the couple, but a few favourites are Thousand Years, or Perfect by Ed Sheeran.