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John Willingham is a professional wedding musician based in Atlanta, Georgia. He plays music that suits his clients' styles and personalities, with a repertoire that ranges from Mozart to Metallica and Bach to The Beatles. John is also open to learning new songs and can play solo, or with a duo, trio, or in small groups. He considers it an honor to be selected by couples to play music on their wedding day and enjoys sharing his talents with the newlyweds and their guests.

Services Offered
John Willingham performs during cocktail hours, rehearsal dinners, and receptions, where he also offers DJ services. This wedding musician can also bring in some of Atlanta's finest musicians to play jazz, pop, rock and more with a variety of instruments that include cello, guitar, flute and saxophone. The music services he offers include:

  • Instrumentals
  • Sample music
  • Vocals
  • Music during breaks
  • Microphones
  • Sound/PA system
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Frequently asked questions

What is the starting price for wedding ceremony music?

$350

What is the price of your most popular wedding package?

$500

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

Ceremony Music
Learn New Songs
Sound/PA System

What ceremony music arrangements can you provide?

Instrumental - Solo
Instrumental - Duo
Instrumental - Trio
String - Trio
String - Quartet
String - Quintet
Soloist / Vocalist

How many musicians are in your band(s)?

1 - 3
4 - 6
7+

What instruments does your group play?

Cello
Flute
Guitar
Piano
Saxophone
Viola
Violin

What services do you provide?

Ceremony Music
Cocktail Hour Music
Instrumentals
Learn New Songs
Microphones
Music During Breaks
Reception Music
Rehearsal Dinner Music
Sample Performances
Sound/PA System
Vocals
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Jo Van D. Sent on 11/21/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The best in professionalism and musicianship!

Our experience with John was wonderful from the start of our conversations about venue, atmosphere and music til the day of our event. He dealt with us professionally, communicated the details of our contract clearly and responded to e-mails quickly.
Most importantly, he understood what we wanted musically for an outdoor garden wedding. John played an amplified acoustic guitar that set a romantic and winsome mood as our guests arrived, a formal and soft mood for the processional and an elegant mood as the couple recessed. He is an exceptional musician, too. All in all, we highly recommend him for your event.
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Dawn F. Sent on 08/02/2019
5 out of 5 rating

True musician - talented, versatile - all the right stuff!

My daughter was married 5/18 and John played at the service. She had specific thoughts of music to play (Ed Sheeran) and John made it sound magical with acoustic guitar. John is incredibly versatile and very talented, making it all seem effortless (though I know the work that goes into it). He is my go to for special events and has been for quite some time. So very glad to have the opportunity to know him and call him friend.
Paula
Paula Sent on 05/08/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Mother of the Groom

John absolutely exceeded all of our expectations!!! We are from Nashville and received John鈥檚 name from our rehearsal dinner venue. From the moment I first made contact he was amazing. At each inquiry he was responsive and went above and beyond to help create the type of music and environment we were looking for. We started out hiring him for the rehearsal dinner and ended up using him for the entire wedding weekend! We had a variety of different music requests and he was able to help with all types! Additionally, we had audio visual needs that he took care Of flawlessly! I cannot say enough positive things about John! If you are looking for someone with multi-talents, excellent communication and a pleasure to work with , John is the one!! I rarely write reviews, but this guy deserves more than 5 stars!
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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner

Professional Network & Endorsements

2 Endorsements
Atlanta Artistic Weddings Atlanta Artistic Weddings Wedding Photographers

John is a talented professional musician with many years of experience. He can add a classical ambiance to your wedding day or just some fun home spun music to get the party going. He is the best!

Pili & Talli Events Pili & Talli Events Wedding Planners

John was very professional and a pleasure to work with. He was very prompt in his communications and flexible with the bride and groom as they selected and changed their ceremony music. He even sent a recording for us to use during the rehearsal. I would highly recommend John!

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