Services & Fees

My name is Caroline Pattrick. I am a professional solo violinist who studied at the Royal College of Music. I specialise in playing beautiful music to entertain your guests prior to and during your wedding ceremony (civil or church), soft background music during your reception drinks (inside or outside), whilst you have your photos taken, and during your wedding breakfast up to the speeches. I can tailor my performance to your specific requirements to make your day special and unique and thus create a magical and sophisticated atmosphere. I am accompanied by backing tracks through my high quality Bose system.

If you cannot find a specific piece of music in my repertoire selection which is special to you please let me know and I will do my best to acquire and learn it. Please note in a civil ceremony I am not allowed to play any music with a religious connotation (e.g. hymns).

I can play at any part of your function, for example a Wedding or Civil Partnership could include any or all of the following:

The Wedding Ceremony

  • The Prelude – Music for the arrival of guests (9 pieces)
  • The Processional – Music for the entrance of the bride and bridesmaids (1- 2 pieces)
  • Signing The Register – Music whilst the bride and groom sign legal documents (1-2 pieces)
  • The Recessional – Music for the departure of the bride, groom and guests (1-2 pieces)

The Wedding Reception

  • Drinks Reception/Photographs – Music to entertain your guests

The Wedding Breakfast

  • Wedding Breakfast – Music during the formal meal up to the speeches

Price for The Wedding Ceremony (up to 1 hour) – £250

Price for The Wedding Reception (up to 1 hour 30 minutes) – £310

Price for The Wedding Breakfast (up to 2 hours) – £370

If you require Music By Violin for any combination booking, the first package will be charged at the standard rate (see above), additional package rates will be discounted to £120 per hour

Prices are correct as of January 2016 and are based on a 25 mile radius of the Southend on Sea area. If the distance of your event exceeds 25 miles then a further charge of £0.45p per mile will be added to your fee to cover costs.

A small non refundable deposit of £50.00 will secure your event date. 50% payment will be due 6 months prior to your event and the balance paid on the day. Payment can be made by cash, cheque (payable to Caroline Pattrick) or via bank transfer.


If you cancel less than 60 days before your event payment in full will be required. If you cancel between 60 days and 6 months before your event 50% payment will be required. If the cancellation is more than 6 months before your event the deposit of £50 will be forfeited.

If through illness or circumstances beyond my control I am unable to fulfil your event I will endeavour to supply a deputy of equivalent ability. My liability is limited to the fee paid. No contingent liabilities are accepted.