The clergy person who is officiating at your wedding must approve all musical selections to be performed at the wedding.
The services of the Chapel wedding organist do not automatically come with booking a wedding, and require a professional fee. You must contact the wedding organist about playing for your wedding, contracting other musicians, and/or approving other musicians six months in advance.
You must make your own financial arrangements with your organist. The musician’s fees must be paid in full prior to the ceremony. Often the planning of the music can be handled via telephone or e-mail (for services with the organ and/or trumpet); for services involving several soloists or a complicated liturgy, a personal consultation is advised. The organist will be glad to help you engage the services of an instrumentalist or vocalist for your ceremony, or to work with a soloist of your choosing. The rehearsal time must be planned around the schedule of the organist and availability of the space with the College, and is subject to an additional custodial fee.
Courtesy and professional etiquette require that the wedding organist (or their designate) play at all weddings that use the Chapel organ. Because of the value of the instruments, any guest musician(s) who will play the piano(s) must be approved at least three months in advance.
There is one small microphone available for use in the Houghton Chapel attached to the Podium. For additional needs for microphones and speakers, please see the preferred vendor’s list.