Greetings! I am a classical guitarist based in Chicago, Illinois and I would love to play for your wedding!
I've been performing for weddings since 2005, serviing mainly Chicagoland but I'm always happy to travel North to Green Bay, East to SW Michigan or South to the Indianapolis area.
I specialize in providing both ceremony and reception music. For ceremony music I can offer a full range of everyting from traditional wedding music, to honoring your requests of favorite songs, to offering suggestions from my repertoire for something wholly unique.
For receptions I dig into my fantastic repertoire of music from Latin America - high energy party music from Brazil, Cuba, and Argentina for cocktail hours, and then deeply romantic pieces for dinner music. This is the greatest guitar there is and everything I do is highly entertaining to all generations of music fans.
I welcome you to check out my video samples here, and for the latest please do visit my main site:
I do enjoy being a part of the ceremony planning process and I'm always happy to share my experience. I welcome the oppotunity to set up a meeting to talk through your vision of the day before any decisions are made - you will appreciate my professionalism and positivity as much as my musicianship.
57 Reviews for Neil Dixon Smith
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Paigetorrey · Married on 08/08/2020
The perfect cocktail hour vibe
We hired Neil based on a recommendation from another musician. After previewing his music on his website, we were blown away by his talent and overall vibe and booked him for the cocktail hour and ceremony for our small outdoor wedding. We asked Neil to play whatever he recommended and we received so many compliments. We can't thank him enough to creating the best vibe for our small gathering!Sent on 08/10/2020
Courtney C. · Married on 06/18/2021
Neil was AMAZING! Very responsive and helpful. Our wedding ended up being warmer than anticipated but he was there playing beautiful music with zero signs of worry. He also helped us with any questions we had and was very easy to chat with and get ahold of. Really appreciate all the effort he put into learning our first dance song as well. Thank you Neil!Sent on 06/21/2021
Taylor B. · Married on 03/02/2021
He is a must hire!
We hired Neil for our wedding. He played for cocktail hour as well as during the ceremony. He did such an incredible job and we got so many compliments on hiring him! He was easy and fun to work with. HIGHLY recommend!Sent on 02/19/2020
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I had the pleasure of working with Neil for the first time this evening. Charming, professional and talented, everyone enjoyed his beautiful music! I look forward to working with him again!