Services & Fees

Congratulations on your forthcoming wedding!  My name is Caroline Pattrick & I am based in Southend on Sea, Essex.  I am a professional solo violinist who studied at the Royal College of Music. I specialise in performing beautiful bespoke music chosen by you to entertain your guests as they arrive  at your venue to set the ambience, 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. 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 amplified & accompanied by backing tracks through my high quality Bose system.  I have multiple sets of equipment to set up in different locations if needed.

I can play at any part of your civil or church wedding, for example:-

The Wedding Ceremony

  • 30 minutes before the ceremony –  Music to set the atmosphere 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 (2-3 pieces)
  • The Recessional – Music for the departure of the bride, groom and guests (2 pieces)

The Wedding Reception

  • Drinks Reception/Photographs – Music to entertain your guests whilst you have your photos taken

The Wedding Breakfast

  • Wedding Breakfast – Music to entertain you and your guests during the formal meal up to the speeches

Pricing

My fee for the first hour of any booking is £260.00.  Any additional time booked thereafter is £130.00 per hour or £65.00 for half hour.  I do not charge for set up/waiting time, purely playing time.  I am very flexible and will accommodate your booking to your specific timings & requirements.

This year’s price is guaranteed for future weddings e.g. 2019/2020 once a £50.00 non-refundable deposit has been paid.  

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 payable a month beforehand. Payment can be made by cash, cheque (payable to Caroline Pattrick) or via bank transfer.  I am flexible with payment timings.

My travel costs are based on an inclusive 50 mile radius round trip of the Southend on Sea area.  If the distance exceeds this then a further charge of £0.45p per mile will be added to your fee to cover costs.

You choose your own playlist! I can help and guide you throughout the process, it is very important to me that you are happy as it is your special day.  If you cannot find a special 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 for you for a small additional fee.  Please note in a civil ceremony I am not allowed to play any music with a religious connotation (e.g. hymns).  My fee also includes an hour’s consultation to my home in Southend on Sea approx. 3 months before your wedding to hear your chosen bespoke pieces and discuss your exact bespoke requirements.

Cancellations

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.

Music By Violin is covered by public liability insurance & I have an up to date PAT Certificate.