A master of the 6 and 7 string guitars, Pete provides award winning instrumental music throughout the greater Philadelphia area, Central Pennsylvania and the Lehigh Valley that is perfect for a wedding ceremony, cocktail hour and reception. (*Please note that only indoor weddings are considered).
With 20+ years of professional experience and outstanding reviews, you can be confident that your music is in good hands. Pete offers a variety of styles, including contemporary popular music, standards/ jazz, Brazilian bossa nova and classical music.
Pete performs as a solo guitarist for a wedding ceremony. For the cocktail hour and reception, he can be hired as a solo guitarist, or a number of other options are also available (duo, trio, quartet or quintet). Known for thorough planning and prompt communication, his goal is to work with couples to deliver top notch, memorable music for their special day.
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Charlyn Reihman · Getting married on 02/05/2021
Music helped make to day perfect!
The music Pete provided for the ceremony and cocktail hour was perfect! His experience really helped us to select music and he was so attentive to all the details. I would highly recommend Pete for your wedding - the music and his positive energy will add a wonderful touch to your perfect wedding day.Sent on 06/04/2019
Pete Smyser's reply:Thank you Charlyn for this review! It was a pleasure to be involved in your family's special day!! The venue, the ceremony and the reception were all amazing!
Mary · Getting married on 11/02/2019
Pete was so professional and kind. With so much to do for a wedding, it was so nice to have Pete keep me on track with his expertise. His music was incredible and perfect!Sent on 07/11/2019
He did not need to be on the stage but his music surely took the stage. He is such a talented musician.
Pete Smyser's reply:Thank you Mary for this review and for trusting me with the music for your son's wedding ceremony and cocktail hour! It was an honor to participate!
Brian · Married on 09/21/2019
Perfect for our wedding
Pete did an amazing job performing our ceremony and cocktail hour, and we would wholeheartedly recommend him!Sent on 09/26/2019
We selected Pete, because we thought his musical style was unique compared to the other musicians we considered. His songs emphasize a fingerstyle type of playing which we thought sounded beautiful, and kept finding ourselves really drawn to.
Prior to the ceremony, we appreciated our communications with Pete. He was thorough, informative, and very helpful in helping us understand how to organize our musical selections throughout the prelude, processional, and recessional, in addition to the cocktail hour. The musical clips on his website were helpful, but we were leaning towards a couple songs that didn't include audio clips, so he was kind enough to record and send us a couple ad hoc samples to help give us a better idea of how the songs would sound (we ended up choosing those songs, "Iris" and "Sweet Child of Mine" for our processional and recessional).
On the day of, he was punctual, actually being the first vendor to arrive, and his performance was outstanding. The ceremony songs were just as we imagined, and although we missed a lot of our cocktail hour, we really enjoyed the few songs we got a chance to hear. We received compliments from multiple guests on Pete's performance, and were thrilled we were able to incorporate his music into our festivities. Thank you Pete!
Pete Smyser's reply:Thank you Brian for this review! It was a pleasure to provide music for your wedding ceremony & cocktail hour. The people, venue and entire event were all wonderful. All the best to you two!
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Pete's an amazing guitarist! If you weren't looking, you'd swear there were two players in the room. Pete can also add additional musicians to customize your event. Pick your genre, he can pretty much do anything!