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Wedding Songs For Piano That Will Make Your Big Day Magical

Last Updated: 18th July 2022

The piano is one of the most versatile instruments on the planet so it’s no wonder pianists are in such high demand for wedding ceremonies and drinks receptions! They can play everything from Beethoven to Beyoncé and Mozart to Metallica, so whatever type of music you’re into, wedding songs for piano sound incredible!

You might be looking for a beautiful rendition of your favourite love song to be played as you walk down the aisle, or maybe some mellow jazz songs for your drinks reception. Pianists can do it all and will create an intimate and sophisticated feel to whichever part of your big day you choose. We’ve searched high and low for the best wedding songs for piano around, with classical pieces, popular favourites, modern pop and rock songs and movie themes all making the list. Whichever songs you choose, when they’re played on the piano, you can guarantee they’ll sound magical!

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  • Classical Piano Music
  • Romantic Wedding Ceremony Songs For Piano
  • PianoWedding Songs For A Laid-Back Vibe
  • Movie Themes For Piano
  • Classical Piano Music

    Classical music sounds stunning and authentic when played on the piano and these beautiful pieces will give your wedding ceremony the sparkle it deserves. Imagine these timeless classics being played as your guests arrive, or as you walk down the aisle. They’re sure to draw out a tear or two! Or maybe your drinks reception is going to be a classy champagne affair. Classical piano is a must!

    • Canon in D – Pachelbel
    • Für Elise – Beethoven
    • Adagio from Moonlight Sonata – Beethoven
    • Air on the G String – Bach
    • Claire de Lune – Debussy
    • Largo from Winter – Vivaldi
    • Jesu, Joy Of Man’s Desiring – Bach
    • Grand March (from Aida) – Verdi
    • Gymnopedie I – Satie
    • Minuet – Boccherini
    • Eine Kleine Nachtmusik – Mozart
    • Panis Angelicus – Franck
    • Sonata in C – Mozart
    • Hallelujah from the Messiah – Handel
    • Divertimento in D – Mozart
    • Prelude In A Major – Chopin
    • Wedding March – Mendelssohn
    • Voi che sapete (from the Marriage of Figaro) – Mozart
    • Trumpet Voluntary – Clarke
    • Sleeping Beauty Waltz – Tchaikovsky
    • Minuet in G – Beethoven
    • Ave Maria – Schubert
    • Gymnopedie No.1 – Erik Satie
    • Meditation – Massenet
    • Butterfly Waltz – Crain
    • I Giorni – Einaudi
    • Largo from New World Symphony – Dvorák
    • Winter from the Four Seasons – Vivaldi
    • The Carnival of the Animals: XIV. The Swan – Saints-Saëns
    • Pie Jesu – Webber
    • Arioso – Bach
    • Ave Verum Corpus – Mozart
    • The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba – Handel
    • Nimrod from Enigma Variations – Elgar
    • On Wings of Song – Mendelssohn
    • Largo From The New World Symphony – Dvorák
    • Chanson de Matin – Elgar
    • Salut d’Amour – Elgar
    • To A Wild Rose – MacDowell

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    Romantic Wedding Ceremony Songs For Piano

    Pop and rock songs sound totally different when played on the piano. If you think your favourite song isn’t suitable for your wedding ceremony, consider what it might sound like played by a pianist. Hint – it’ll sound wonderful! (This is true for any classical musician.) On this list you’ll find some of the most romantic and sentimental songs ever written, that just so happen to sound even better played on the piano. You could walk down the aisle to them, have them played while your guests arrive or while you sign the register.

    • Somewhere Over The Rainbow – Eva Cassidy
    • When I Fall In Love – Nat King Cole
    • Can’t Take My Eyes Off You – Franki Valli
    • In My Life – The Beatles
    • Can’t Help Falling In Love – Elvis Presley
    • Somebody to Love – Queen
    • Nothing Else Matters – Metallica
    • Here Comes The Sun – The Beatles
    • Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder
    • Stand By Me – Ben E.King
    • It Must Be Love – Madness
    • I’m Kissing You – Des’ree
    • Perfect – Ed Sheeran
    • Your Song – Elton John
    • The Book Of Love – Peter Gabriel
    • I Don’t Wanna Miss A Thing – Aerosmith
    • Make You Feel My Love – Adele
    • Hoppípolla – Sigur Ros
    • Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
    • All Of Me – John Legend
    • At Last – Etta James
    • Can’t Take My Eyes Off You – Andy Williams
    • Have I Told You Lately That I Love You – Van Morrison
    • Songbird – Eva Cassidy
    • I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
    • How Long Will I Love You – Ellie Goulding

    The Beatles wrote some of the most cherished love songs of all time, which is why we’ve included a couple in this list, but we could have included a whole load more! If you’d love a Beatles fix on your wedding day and need a list of all their awesome romantic numbers for your pianist to play, check out the best Beatles wedding songs to find your favourites.

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    Piano Wedding Songs For A Laid-Back Vibe

    A pianist will sound great at your drinks reception, playing some relaxing tunes while your guests have a few drinks in the sun and mingle away. This list is eclectic to say the least, with jazz tracks, modern chart toppers and classic pop and rock songs. But variety is the spice of life and your guests will appreciate a varied mix of genres. You have a lot of people to please so take a look at these wedding songs that sound astonishingly good played on piano. They’d also work really well as background music to your wedding breakfast.

    • Bittersweet Symphony – The Verve
    • Cheap Thrills – Sia
    • Piano Man – Billy Joel
    • Titanium – David Guetta
    • Old Town Road – Lil Nas X
    • Marry You – Bruno Mars
    • Treasure – Bruno Mars
    • Rolling In The Deep – Adele
    • Moonlight Serenade – Glenn Miller
    • Happy – Pharrell Williams
    • Wake Me Up – Avicii
    • Fly Me to the Moon – Frank Sinatra
    • Empire State Of Mind – Alicia Keys
    • Make You Feel My Love – Adele
    • All Of You – John Legend
    • Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay – Otis Redding
    • Beyond The Sea – Bobby Darin
    • We Found Love – Rihanna
    • Just The Two of Us – Bill Withers
    • Mr Brightside – The Killers
    • Shut up and Dance – Walk the Moon
    • You’ve Got A Friend In Me – Randy Newman
    • Ordinary People – John Legend
    • Paradise – Coldplay
    • Crazy in Love – Beyoncé
    • Shake it Off – Taylor Swift
    • It’s Time – Imagine Dragons
    • Greatest Day – Take That
    • I Will Wait – Mumford & Sons
    • Love Yourself – Justin Bieber
    • Get Lucky – Daft Punk feat. Pharrell Williams
    • Next To Me – Emile Sandé

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    Movie Themes For Piano

    Whether your favourite movie theme gives you all the chills or if you just love films and need to incorporate your favourite soundtrack into your wedding day, getting a pianist to play it works so well!

    • Hedwig’s Theme – Harry Potter
    • Part Of Your World – The Little Mermaid
    • When You Wish Upon a Star – Pinocchio
    • A Whole New World – Aladdin
    • Indiana Jones Theme
    • Married Life – Up
    • Jurassic Park Theme
    • Forrest Gump Theme
    • Concerning Hobbits – Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring
    • My Heart Will Go On – Titanic
    • Can You Feel The Love Tonight – The Lion King
    • Theme from Star Wars
    • The Avengers Theme
    • Braveheart Theme
    • E.T. Theme
    • Glasgow Love Theme – Love Actually
    • Portuguese Love Theme – Love Actually
    • Beauty and the Beast (Tale As Old As Time)
    • A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes – Cinderella
    • The Second Star to the Right – Peter Pan

    If you want that fairytale feel to your wedding, Disney songs are an extremely popular choice! Why not check out these romantic Disney first dance songs? Pianists can learn them all, making it effortless to inject some of that Disney magic into your big day.

    How Can I Book A Pianist?

    If you like this list of piano wedding songs and are now ready to book a pianist for your wedding, check out all the pianists for hire and read through their profiles until you find the one for you. Fill in the quick enquiry form on your chosen pianist’s page and we’ll get back to you quick as a flash! Or give us a ring on 0800 53 000 35 to make a booking or enquiry over the phone. Alternatively, if you’re considering a different type of musician, such as a string quartet or harpist instead, these classical musicians could be just what you’re looking for!




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