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Classical Guitar Ceremonies

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2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner

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2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
$650 Most Popular Price

25 Years of event experience

  • Live Classical Guitar Performance Services
  • Sound Production

Servicing the metropolitan areas of Washington, D.C., New York City, New York, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Baltimore, Maryland Classical Guitar Ceremonies Inc. has specialized in providing guitarist and guitar ensemble wedding performances since 2000. Owner Christopher Dunn has his Masters of Music from Peabody Conservatory, where he studied with such musicians as Julian Gray, Ray Chester, and Manuel Barrueco. With clients including politicians, Fortune 200 companies, diplomats, and other notable clientele, Classical Guitar Ceremonies Inc. has developed a reputation of excellence in the wedding music industry.

Services Offered
Classical Guitar Ceremonies Inc. can provide full sound production and high-quality audio equipment for any wedding event. Composed of a wide variety of award-winning, classically trained musicians, Classical Guitar Ceremonies Inc. can create customized musical arrangements ranging in style from Baroque to Spanish guitar. Instrumental solos, duos, trios, quartets, and vocalist options are also available, as are flute, violin, and harp players for interested couples. Depending on your wedding’s needs, the following services are provided for all clients:

  • Sample music
  • Transition music
  • Learn new songs
  • Liability insurance
  • Microphones
  • Sound/PA system

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the starting price for wedding ceremony music?

$550

What is the price of your most popular wedding package?

$650

Which of the following are included in the price of your most popular wedding package?

Ceremony Music
Cocktail Hour Music
Sound/PA System

What ceremony music arrangements can you provide?

Instrumental - Solo
Instrumental - Duo
Instrumental - Trio
Soloist / Vocalist

How many musicians are in your band(s)?

1 - 3

What instruments does your group play?

Guitar
Violin

What services do you provide?

Ceremony Music
Cocktail Hour Music
Learn New Songs
Liability Insurance
Microphones
Music During Breaks
Reception Music
Rehearsal Dinner Music
Sound/PA System

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    Avishai B. Married on 05/21/2022
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    Silver Anniversary

    Chris Dunn at classicalguitarceremonies.com was very efficient in finding the right guitarist for our event. Everything went very smoothly. The guitarist, Andrew McEvoy, was excellent. Very high level of performance, friendly, and courteous. It was a pleasure.
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    Catharine B. Married on 04/29/2022
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    Perfect ceremony, reception, and first dance guitar music + easy communication + large repertoire

    My wedding planner Sara Bauleke at Bella Notte recommended Chris Dunn (the owner of Classical Guitar Ceremonies), who helped us choose our guitarist, Andrew McEvoy, for our small garden wedding at Iron Gate in April 2022. We wanted a mix of classical music (prelude) with some religious options to bring in my family (Episcopalian) tradition — we asked for a specific Episcopal hymn for the bride's entrance procession — and then a shift to more modern but still classic romantic tunes for the recessional — This Will Be (An Everlasting Love) — and first dance (Can't Help Falling In Love). Chris helped us with selections and was so easy to communicate with and friendly. You can also tell that Chris and everyone on his team, Andrew included, is VERY experienced with weddings in the DMV. Everything is perfectly smooth and on time/early; they communicate proactively with your wedding planner and know to ask your planner and venue point of contact various questions about the outlet/plug-in situation, acoustics, volume level etc.

    The evening of our wedding, Andrew did an outstanding job — so romantic, moving, intimate, melodic on all the classical pieces and then added a lot of richness and warmth by adding vocals (his offer; we took him up on it!) for our recessional and first dance. His cocktail hour repertoire was absolutely perfect. Lots of familiar wedding tunes that we knew from the 60s - today. Just the right volume. The type of music where you are nodding your head, humming along, smiling... looking over and saying, "wow, the guitarist is REALLY good!" (Our photographer and other vendors also commented on it, not just guests!) But you aren't distracted by the volume and you can keep talking to the other guests. If you are looking for beautiful ceremony or reception music, there is no one better!
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    Flora L. Married on 10/15/2021
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    Beautiful music, professional service

    We organized a small outdoor wedding with just a few weeks of planning. Chris and Andrew's responsiveness and ability to just "run with it" based on a few parameters was very helpful. We were appreciative of their suggested set lists, which allowed us to draw on some old favorites and discover new (to us) gems. Andrew played beautifully and went above and beyond to accommodate a traditional Dominican wedding song and a first dance song we wove into the ceremony since we weren't having a reception. His playing really tied the ceremony together and we were very grateful for his presence.

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2012 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2011 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2010 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2009 Winner

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Professional Network & Endorsements

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The Manor at Silo Falls The Manor at Silo Falls Mansion Weddings

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2941 Restaurant 2941 Restaurant Restaurant Weddings

Gorgeous! The Classical Guitar is so beautiful and romantic and Christopher is amazing.

Absolute Entertainment Absolute Entertainment Wedding DJs

Chris and his team blows us away every time. Their skill and musicianship is of the highest caliber. Definitely listen to these guys. They add great character to any event!

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1600 K Street Northwest Washington, 20006
4109614048

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1642 3rd Avenue New York, 10128
8889614048

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1600 K Street Northwest Washington, District of Columbia, 20006
2156891039

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