Musicians’ Fees for Weddings

MUSIC FEES FOR WEDDINGS AT THE SACRED HEART

All fees include an initial consultation if required (the pre-wedding rehearsal with the celebrating Priest does not involve the musicians). Payment is most often done by bank transfer, but can be cash or cheque. Music fees should be settled in advance (bank details provided on request) – payment on the day should be in exceptional circumstances.

Music fees:

  • Organist only                                                  £140 (with video: £280)   
  • Organist + one soloist                                   £270 (with video: £480)
  • Organist with approved guest singer         £160 (with video: £280)
  • Organist + choir                                             £550 (with video: £960)
  • Organist + choir with soloist                       £570 (with video: £1020)
  • Organist + choir with choir director          £720 (with video: £1,280)
    (when specialist choral music is required)

If you are video-recording the service (professionally or otherwise), the musicians (organist, singers etc) have the right to charge extra to have their performances filmed. We charge double the performance fee, and the cost (including full video rights) is in brackets after the basic fee. We must reserve the right to refuse to play or sing  if a video-recording has not been declared  and you have not agreed to pay the extra fees.

It does seem a lot of money, but our musicians have trained and practised for many years to obtain their standard of musicianship, usually at great cost too. We always ask you to compare the fees to what you are asked to pay for the other services you are receiving on the day of your wedding.

Any professional or amateur recording of music is also subject to copyright law, and must be covered by a Limited Manufacture licence. Any accredited video company will have one of these, but it is possible also to obtain a one-off licence at reasonable cost (around £20 depending on the number of copies). Please see www.prsformusic.com for details and online application.