The classical guitar to serenade you and your guests

The guitar is a wonderful instrument to have accompany your special occasion. It blends beautifully into the ambience of your event. As a classically trained guitarist I have developed much of the traditional repertoire but over the years I have also worked hard to provide music to suit all tastes and ages. I perform all sorts of styles, including pop, rock, jazz, classical, spanish and more.

I can be hired to play for weddings and events as outlined below. Whether you want to be played down the aisle to some music of your own choosing, or would like to entertain your guests during the drinks reception with a wide range of music, I’ve played 100’s of gigs all over the country to happy clients, and would be delighted to play for you.







The guitar is a great option to give your wedding a truly personal touch.  I have played couples down the aisle to their choice of song, entertained the guests before the wedding ceremony, and set the perfect mood during the reception/meal.

Having the guitar makes the whole event more personal and is a great talking point. I have a great deal of material to play that suits all ages and tastes. Guests have frequently commented how nicely the guitar sits in the background and helps create a warm atmosphere.

  • Guests arriving for the ceremony
  • The marriage ceremony (walking down the aisle, signing the register, walking back out.) All to your own personal choice of music. Hearing your favourite songs arranged for the classical guitar can give your wedding a truly personal and individual touch.
  • During the drinks reception: a wide variety of music to suit all ages and tastes. Live music always gives events a lively ambiance and the guitar is perfect for this.
  • The wedding breakfast




  • Wedding ceremony: from £190

    Guitar performance 15 minutes beforehand while your guests arrive, then guitar played while you’re walking down the aisle, 3-4 songs during the signing of the register, and then walking back out after having been wed. This includes any time to learn specific musical requests you might like to hear – make it personal!

  • Ceremony & drinks reception: from £250. 

    Includes all of the above, plus an hour more entertainment during your drinks reception. I can move to a different location if needed and play a great mix of music.

  • Longer reception or wedding breakfast after drinks reception:

    £30 per additional half hour

  • * Travel will be added at petrol cost


banner8Corporate events/ private parties

I have played a wide range of corporate events; opening evenings, corporate receptions, awards ceremonies, and many more.

My music can be tailored to suit any event you have planned. I have played for some highly regarded clients and can give your event an extra special touch.

I have also performed for anniversary meals, valentines days, birthdays, Christmas parties and special events. The guitar is an excellent background accompaniment to a meal and I can complement the atmosphere you are aiming to achieve. I use a top-of-the-line Bose L1 sound system to ensure the music is crystal clear, and heard by all but never intrusive.



Former clients

The Ballroom at Claridge’s Hotel, London


San Carlo Ciccetti (Deansgate, Manchester)

Cheadle Hulme School

Whitworth Art Gallery

Manchester Art Gallery

Stockport Plaza

Palace Hotel, Manchester

Sale Rotary Club

The Royal Northern College of Music



First hour from £190.

This includes my setup from an hour before your event. I bring all my own top-of-the-line sound system and can perform indoors or outside (under cover).


Each additional half-hour at £30



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Matt Wilkinson Repertoire