Weddings

Monika Vasey

Arlington, VA View map

About

$600 Most Popular Price

Professional harpist Monika Vasey has over 20 years of performing experience. She specializes in crafting unique wedding music experiences for her clients in the greater Washington, D.C. metropolitan area and beyond. With a master’s and two bachelor’s degrees from the Peabody Institute of Music at Johns Hopkins University, and years of experience performing for the region's premier events, Monika has developed a reputation of excellence and versatility in the music industry. She has performed for numerous dignitaries, celebrities, and the 44th President of the United States of America, Barack Obama. She has played with many prestigious orchestral and chamber ensembles, concertizing at unique venues around the world, including multiple performances at Washington, D.C.'s own Kennedy Center.

Services Offered
Monika plays on a beautiful ebony Venus Concert Grand Penti pedal harp for all wedding performances, however she can play on a smaller, folk harp if preferred. She is eager to help create the perfect musical program for your wedding event, and can accommodate custom music requests including Classical, Pop, Jazz, Broadway, and religious music. Monika will happily coordinate and collaborate with any other musicians you wish to feature on your wedding day.

Please ask about package discounts for wedding and cocktail hour bookings!

Find me on social media at Facebook and Youtube to hear and see more of me playing the harp!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the starting price for wedding ceremony music?

$350

What is the price of your most popular wedding package?

$600

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

Ceremony Music
Cocktail Hour Music

What ceremony music arrangements can you provide?

Instrumental - Solo
Instrumental - Duo
Instrumental - Trio
Orchestra

How many musicians are in your band(s)?

1 - 3

What instruments does your group play?

Harp

What services do you provide?

Ceremony Music
Cocktail Hour Music
Reception Music
Rehearsal Dinner Music

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    Carl Getting married on 02/18/2024
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    Monika was a fantastic find for our wedding. She was very involved in our music selection process and provided great suggestions about certain pieces/composers that would be best for each section of the ceremony. She also went out of her way to learn several new and arguably obscure songs that we requested for the cocktail hour. Choosing Monika to play to for our wedding gave the whole night a classy, fun, and memorable atmosphere. My wife and I highly recommend Monika for any event!
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    Amy W. Married on 09/05/2020
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    Magical Wedding

    Monika played for my daughter’s and new son in laws wedding and cocktail ceremony in September. Her music is truly magical! The bride and groom were very pleased with her music selection. Monika is very professional and responsive. She made the wedding very special and I would highly recommend her!

    Monika Vasey's reply:

    Amy, thank you so much for your kind words! It was a pleasure playing for you and I’m so grateful for the opportunity to help make their day extra special! You were wonderful to work with and I appreciate how organized and smoothly everything went. Congratulations and all the best to you and your newly-expanded family!
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    Natalie C. Married on 06/07/2019
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    Wonderful Harpist for Outdoor Wedding

    We hired Monika to play harp for our small, outdoor wedding ceremony at Tudor Place (the venue actually recommended her to us). She was very flexible and worked with us to create the perfect song list for our ceremony, and was even able to play some special, non-traditional songs by request. She was super professional and sounded fantastic - so happy to have worked with her for the wedding! I would recommend her to anyone who wants a harpist for their special occasion.

    Monika Vasey's reply:

    Natalie, thank you so much for your kind words! I’m so glad you were pleased with the music. It was a pleasure to learn the songs you requested and I always love playing at Tudor Place! What a gorgeous picture, thank you for sharing it here, and Congratulations!

Awards

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  • 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

Deals

Monika Vasey 1
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Add an hour of harp music for your cocktail hour for only $200! *Must also book ceremony service. This does not include venue relocation if cocktail hour is at a different address.
Monika Vasey 2
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Receive an hour of harp music for cocktails or reception at a discounted price when you also book harp for your ceremony service.

Professional Network & Endorsements

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Lesnick Photo Lesnick Photo Wedding Photographers

Monika played for the ceremony at a wedding we photographed recently. She was very prfoessional and played beautifuly! I would definitely recommend her.

Capital Ceremonies Capital Ceremonies Wedding Officiants

I have performed many ceremonies where Monika has provided her beautiful music. Since my couples are interested in personalized ceremonies I've heard her play everything from contemporary to classical. She is always skilled and polished and very aware of what's going on around her. If a little extemporaneous music is needed she easily and beautifully provides it.

Aronstam Photography Aronstam Photography Wedding Photographers

Monika Vasey is a wonderful harpist. I photographed a wedding ceremony two years ago in which see performed. She is a graceful musician of the highest caliber.

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Washington, DC / Maryland / Northern VA Arlington, 22201
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