Guitar Music for your Oregon Wedding Ceremony
The intimacy of the classical guitar seems to fit so perfectly into the romantic atmosphere of a wedding. Combined with a beautiful setting, you can create a richly textured canvas on which to paint your special occasion.
I have been playing at wedding ceremonies for over ten years. Together we can plan the musical atmosphere of the day, and I will help in any way I can to make the celebration as beautiful and memorable as it can be. You can choose music that has personal meaning, and I will arrange it for guitar.
How do I arrange to have guitar music for my wedding?
To have me at your wedding, simply follow these steps:
- Contact me with all the details of your event, special requests, questions, etc. by the form to the right.
- I will get back to you with an estimate, and/or any questions I may have, and/or….
- I will send you a contract by email.
- You return the contract with deposit. Be thinking of what music you might like to choose.
- You sit back and relax, knowing that all is set with the music
If you have any questions that do not fit in these steps, please feel free to call me. My number is 503-891-9878. I am always happy to discuss things with you.
Special song requests I am happy to play specific songs if desired. Typically this does not involve any extra charges. However, I reserve the right to ask for an extra fee if the specific requests will take an unusual amount of work to prepare.
What about amplification? I provide my own amplification, using some of the highest quality equipment available. Whether indoor or outdoor, the sound of the music is always very high quality.
Availability: Of course more lead time is better, but feel free to inquire about my availability anytime. If I am unavailable, I can typically refer you to someone else.
How much does wedding ceremony music cost?
|Normal fee for ceremony||$400|
|Each additional hour (for “cocktail hour” or dinner)||$200|
|Travel for outside the Portland area||$.50 per mile|
How do I pay for musicians fees?
Or for both deposit and remainder, you can pay online via Paypal below.
Check or cash:
You can send a check (made out to Allen Mathews) when you return the contract, and then mail a check for the remainder closer to the event (or give it to me at the event if necessary).
My mailing address is:
- Allen Mathews
- 7112 SE Grant St
- Portland OR 97215
Testimonials from brides and grooms
“Allen is a very talented musician and provided exactly what we needed. Very highly recommended…” Ben Meade 8/11/2011
“Allen Mathews was one of the most professional musicians that we have ever worked with. You can tell Allen truly loves playing classical guitar; he engages others into the music even at a wedding ceremony!! My now husband is a classical/jazz musician and he was very impressed by his style and professionalism. We gave him music to only 3 of our 4 songs; the 4th song he was able to transcribe from listening to samples online. He was very affordable and helpful; and made our wedding perfect. He even brought both his regular amp and his battery operated amp in case we could not run a extension cord to him. Thank you so much Allen. Although I (the bride) may not have thanked you personally, I hope you know how much I truly appreciate the perfect wedding music you played at our wedding.” Casey R. 8/20/2011
“Allen, Thank you so much for the beautiful music you played at our wedding. Your guitar playing really put a special touch to our simple ceremony. Also, we really appreciate your responsiveness to all my questions and suggestions and professional manner in which you carried yourself. Once again, thank you and it was a pleasure to have you be part of our wedding.” Elida and Mike Smith 8/6/2011
“Allen is a wonderfully talented musician and his joy in his music is readily apparent. He is a very gentle and loving soul and when he plays it creates just the right atmosphere for the joyful celebration of love and marriage. He has performed at many weddings where I have officiated and I hope you will have the pleasure of enjoying his exceptionally talented guitar playing at your wedding ceremony and reception. Sincerely, Maureen Haley” Maureen Haley, Portland wedding officiant
I have other questions… If you have any questions, please feel free to call me. My number is 503-891-9878. I am always happy to discuss your needs with you.