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The Elegant Harp

Alexandria Bay, NY View map Visit website
2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner

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2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
$525 Most Popular Price

Renowned International Harpist Esther Underhay is not an agency with a pool of musicians to give you the luck of the draw. She personally brings her experience performing for three Presidents of the United States, full-time harpist at Ritz-Carlton and performing all over the world on Celebrity Cruises to your wedding to assist you in having the Wedding of your Dreams.

Esther and her string trio and jazz band have been performing in South Florida for literally 1000s of weddings ceremonies and cocktail hours over the past 20 years. "It is so exciting to work with a bride and groom as we work closely together throughout the process of creating the ceremony music they have envisioned."

You want to be surrounded by family and friends. In the process you will become friends with your photographer, your caterer, your florist as they help you determine what you would like for your special day. And I believe that it is important with your musician as well, Make an appointment to meet with me, with no obligation. Let me catch your dream, make your dream come true. "

"Virtually any song that you would like to have played I would love to play it for you, whether you want Classical such as the "Canon in D", standards such as "Can't Help Falling in Love" or "Here Comes the Sun", or current pop songs, such as "A Thousand Years", "All of Me", or "Beautiful in White". It is YOUR day and I want to assist in making it all that you have dreamed it to be."

We have several packages whether you have 2 or 300 guests.

Included to meet your needs:

Complimentary in-studio personal consultation to assist you in choosing just the right music for your wedding or special event.

Liability insurance

Amplification for up to 150 guests

Any songs you would like as long as they are playable on the harp

CALL NOW to book your Wedding or Special Event.

Experience

Esther has performed for over 2,000 weddings and over 1,000 corporate events, and toured the world on Celebrity Cruise ships. She has played for international dignitaries including Presidents George H.W. Bush, President Bill Clinton, President Donald Trump, for H.R.H. Prince Edward, on national television and radio, and even for the Economic World Leaders' wives at the G7 Summit.

Services

The Elegant Harp & String Ensemble creates custom setlists that reflect your personal tastes for the wedding or special event. We can also learn new songs and arrangements just for you.

In South Florida you may choose to have one or two harps, as well as other ensemble arrangements including:

  • Harp/flute duo
  • Harp/guitar jazz duo
  • Harp/flute/cello trio
  • Harp/violin/cello trio
  • Harp/violin/viola/cello quartet
  • Jazz band

Areas Covered

The Elegant Harp & String Ensemble serves South Florida including West Palm Beach, Jupiter, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, and Martin County, as well as Solo Harp in Alexandria Bay, 1000 Islands, and surrounding area in New York in the summer.

  • Woman-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the starting price for wedding ceremony music?

$425

What is the price of your most popular wedding package?

$525

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

Ceremony Music
Cocktail Hour Music
Learn New Songs
Microphones
Music During Breaks
Sample Music
Sound/PA System
Travel Expenses

What ceremony music arrangements can you provide?

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

How many musicians are in your band(s)?

1 - 3
4 - 6

What instruments does your group play?

Cello
Drums
Flute
Guitar
Harp
Piano
Trumpet
Saxophone
Viola
Violin

What services do you provide?

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

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    Esther is amazing!

    I am SO happy I hired Esther to play the harp at our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour. She was absolutely amazing. Everyone said how elegant her performance was and she truly made our event. She even learned songs that were not in her library that we requested she perform at our wedding. I cannot say enough good things about her and highly recommend hiring her to perform at your next event!
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    Amazing harpist!

    Esther was the harpist at my wedding and she did an amazing job! She was always very professional, responsive and helpful throughout the process. She has a large selection of music and upon request learned to play a song from one of my husband's favorite video games (Zelda's Lullaby) - we had a lot of Zelda fans and they were thrilled to hear it! I highly recommend hiring her for your wedding if you are considering it. You will not regret it!

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 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 2013 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2012 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2011 Winner

Real Weddings

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Deals

The Elegant Harp 1
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$25 DISCOUNT when you book the services of both The Elegant Harp & Officiant Rev. Paul Underhay. Discount only applies to one, either The Elegant Harp or Rev. Paul Underhay, not both. Upon availability. May be combined with other Elegant Harp offers.
The Elegant Harp 2
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BONUS 15 minutes when Ceremony and/or Cocktail Hour is booked for Solo Harp by Esther Underhay. MUST be requested 1 week prior to event. Upon availability. Limit one per event. May be combined with other offers.
The Elegant Harp 3
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Free 30-minute Personal Consultation with me in my Studio providing an opportunity for me to assist you in choosing the perfect music for your wedding or other special event. Limit 1 consultation per client. May combine with other offers.

Professional Network & Endorsements

8 Endorsements
Bonnie Castle Resort & Marina Bonnie Castle Resort & Marina Hotel Weddings

I don't know where to begin to write about Ester Underhay and her amazing harp skills. The love she has for her art you can feel through her music, and hear in your heart. She preforms all of the classics, as well as plays music you'd hear on today's music stations. She is always dressed elegantly, with a warm smile that reaches her eyes. Ester is one of a kind.

Let's Party DJs & Entertainment Let's Party DJs & Entertainment Wedding DJs

Esther is an awesome Harpist and an elegant, sophisticated individual. We've worked with her (and her husband, Pastor Paul Underhay) often through the years and they are consummate professionals. If you want class, elegance, grace, and most of all talent playing beautiful music, choose Esther.

Brad's Creative Images Brad's Creative Images Wedding Photographers

Esther does a wonderful job providing the perfect background music for your ceremony! Always the consummate professional!

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Map

49 Walton Street Alexandria Bay, NY, 13607
5617024277

7 days a week 9:00am-10:00pm Available for Weddings mid-June-Labor Day
Location of (The Elegant Harp)
7030 Half Moon Circle Lake Worth, FL, 33462
5617024277

7 days a week 9:00am-10:00pm

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