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UK Harpists, based in Norwich, Norfolk, was founded by myself in 2003, so I am able to work directly with venues and couples to provide magical music for weddings. I have gathered together the best and most professional musicians to ensure that we perform to the highest standards while offering a friendly and helpful service. Our talented collective has artists available all over the country and aims to provide a stress-free experience for you and exceed your expectations. All of our harpists have professional training together with extensive industry experience. Our UK Harpists will provide beautiful music that will bring an elegant presence to your big day.

Services Offered

UK Harpists provides a romantic atmosphere for you and your guests at every stage of your wedding day. Xenia will liaise with you to select the perfect music for the ceremony and reception, ensuring that these reflect your personal style and vision for the day. The Ceremony package offers music to be played during the arrival of your guests, through your entrance down the aisle, during the signing of the register, and your recessional or exit. Music during your drinks reception and wedding breakfast is also available across all styles and genres to ensure that the mood of the moment can be enhanced and also to suit the setting and venue that you have chosen. There are songs and tunes from early classical repertoire through to current artists like Coldplay and Ellie Goulding, songs from the shows, tunes from the Folk tradition, and jazz.

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Frequently asked questions

What services do you offer?

Ceremony music
Cocktail/banquet music
Entertainment

What is included in the wedding package?

Our packages are individually tailored for each couple. Usually we can play for the arrival of the guests, through the ceremony as needed, for reception drinks and for the wedding breakfast

How far in advance should I contact you?

As much notice as possible is always appreciated

What style of music do you offer?

Classical
Choir
Jazz
Rock
String quartet
Ethnic
Latest hits
Pop
Folk

Type of musical group:

Duet
Trio
Quartet
Choir
Solo
Soloist

Size of group:

Soloist
Small (2 - 3 musicians)
Medium (4 - 6 musicians)
Large (7 or more musicians)

Repertoire:

Very varied, covering early classical music through to current chart material. We are always being asked to play new material and just incorporate that into our existing repertoire

Is it possible to request something that's not in the repertoire?

We constantly add new number to our repertoire through requests from our clients and as experienced composers and arrangers can create unique pieces for clients

What's your experience?

Very experienced performers, all of whom have had thorough classical formal training at recognised centres of excellence, many years working professionally in concerts, theatre, festivals and events

Do you have your own equipment?

Yes

Do you need specific materials or conditions to offer your service?

No

Can you travel?

Yes, uK wide

Is there a charge for travelling?

No

Do you cover more than one wedding a day?

No

Do you work alone or do you have a team of professionals?

With a team

What is the length of time of the act?

From 45 minutes to 5 hours and more - flexible according to the needs of clients, everyone has different requests and requirements

How much time do you need to prepare for an act?

Average length is half an hour to set up from arrival for a solo performer, longer is required for specialist sets ie trio

Do you do open-air acts?

Yes

Do you charge per hour or per event?

Per event

If needed, would you be able to work extra hours?

Yes

How do you charge extra time?

On an agreed hourly rate for the number of musicians involved - details are always agreed before your wedding date and are confirmed in your confirmation document

What are the forms of payment?

Cheque , Pay Pal or Bank Transfer
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Reviews for UK Harpists

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Adrienne
Adrienne M. Sent on 10/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Excellent harpist, elegant touch to our day

Excellent from the moment of first contact until the big day, they worked beautifully without our music choices, and also liased with the registry office on our behalf. Wonnderful music for our ceremony, it fitted in so well with our day.
Evie
Evie S. Sent on 20/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing all round!

One of the best decisions we made was booking Xenia, from the moment we heard her at a wedding fair we knew she would provide the most beautiful soundtrack for our ceremony. Xenia is such a talented harpist but also great in terms of reliability, helpfulness and value for money which are all super important for bride and grooms

She was also so flexible with song choices

We would highly recommend!!
Zoey
Zoey Sent on 14/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Easy, professional reliable

Xenia made our wedding service beautiful! She was professional and helped with recommendations on the playlist, she was even happy to come dressed in the colour code of the wedding.
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Daniel M. Sent on 12/05/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Full range of musical expertise delivered professionally and with style

The music on our wedding day was fully in Xenia's hands. From Piano music during guest arrival, to the Harp during the Ceremony and dinner. She has the expertise to read the room and play beautiful music to match. It really brought the day to life and was thoroughly enjoyed by all.
Dawn
Dawn C. Sent on 09/11/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Our wedding

Xenia played at our wedding, the music was beautiful and lots of our guests commented on how lovely it was
Andrew
Andrew Sent on 08/11/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Just what we wished for

The idea of having a harpist play at our wedding was always in our mind so it was more a case of choosing someone we felt comfortable with. Having done our research and spoken with a number of potential providers we felt that Xenia was the right choice for us as she has such a broad range of music of all styles, was happy to make suggestions as to how our day could be enhanced, was flexible with timings and her attention to detail (such as enquiring what colour schemes we were wearing so as not to clash) gave us reassurance that we were in safe hands. An hour on a Video call to chat and listen to some of her music suggestions was an invaluable addition to our wedding planning. On the day Xenia arrived in good time and played the perfect part. It was just as we'd wished for
Sarah
Sarah T. Sent on 06/11/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Simply the best

If you are looking for a harpist of the very highest level, who is flexible in playing a traditional and celtic harp, then look no further. Xenia is equally comfortable playing from her list of trusted wedding classics, or playing along with your more unusual choices. She was happy to learn to play along with selections she was not previously familiar with, learning the notes to play perfectly before the big day. It doesn't matter what style or genre, she has your selection covered perfectly.

It is not just her musicianship that stands her apart, she is warm and kind natured, making her presence as well as her music a joy.
Sophie
Sophie P. Sent on 06/11/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Fabulous!!!

Xena was easy to contact and replied to any queries in good time. She took on board different requests for music for our ceremony and played beautifully; it would not have been the same without her!
Alice
Alice S. Sent on 05/11/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Magical Wedding Music

We were lucky enough to meet Xenia from UK Harpists at our wedding venue’s wedding fayre. As soon as I heard her beautiful rendition of Moon River, I looked at my Mum and future mother-in-law and all three of us had tears in our eyes. UK Harpists made our ceremony all the more magical and guests commented on how perfect it all was. Additionally, during our postponement due to Covid, I always had very quick and helpful responses when I needed to make music choices or ask any questions. I really cannot recommend them enough and am so pleased that they received this nomination!
Emily
Emily F. Sent on 05/11/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Bespoke, Unique and Professional

Xenia and her fellow musicians/vocalists from UK Harpists performed at our wedding in September 2021. We can't praise them enough for their service and personal touch! We told them what we looking for in terms of songs to be played at both our church service and reception and they gave us exactly what we wanted. Thank you!
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Adrian R. Sent on 03/03/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding Reception

I had really good feedback from our wedding guests how xenia and her music was making the atmosphere very welcoming and preparing the guests for the party as we had xenia playing at our canapés session I would definitely recommend xenia as she customise the music playlist according to your taste/Genre as long as you have given her plenty of practice time it was lovely have you xenia.
Lots of love
Adrian&Erica
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Amelia T. Sent on 15/01/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Mesmerising performer

Xenia played at our church reception and it was so beautiful. She played as I walked down the aisle and to during the signing of the register and we got so many compliments
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Colette A. Sent on 24/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Outstanding music beautifully played by a very talented Harpist

Xenia was truly amazing and made our wedding so special. We felt like we had our own private concert. Xenia played during our ceremony and reception drinks and it was so relaxing to listen to her playing. Would highly recommend Xenia.
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Melanie J. Sent on 23/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful music and such a professional, lovely person.

Xenia played at our sunny summer wedding and thanks to my rather late arrival at the ceremony had to play even more music than we had planned.
She was absolutely amazing, such a wonderful harpist and really just a pleasure to deal with throughout; super helpful with recommendations and really centred on making it all about us as a couple and family. Really would recommend her to anyone.
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William I. Sent on 18/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Voewood Wedding

Xenia played at our wedding and was absolutely fantastic, she plays the harp beautifully and really was a pleasure to deal with from start to finish. Truly nice person and an amazing harp player.
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