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Pete Smyser

Harleysville , PA

LOCATION

Harleysville, PA US 19438 (map)
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ABOUT US

You want the best music possible for your wedding day. My solo guitar, duos (with violin, flute, sax, piano, bass, etc.) and various larger ensembles will create a musical backdrop that... Read more
You want the best music possible for your wedding day. My solo guitar, duos (with violin, flute, sax, piano, bass, etc.) and various larger ensembles will create a musical backdrop that is sure to impress your guests. Whether your desired atmosphere is relaxed, fun and informal or more sophisticated and traditional, my music will set the appropriate mood. I offer repertoires in the following genres... contemporary popular, classical, jazz & standards, Spanish/ Latin American guitar music as well as some traditional Italian & Irish favorites.

I have over 25 years of professional performing experience and pride myself on thorough preplanning and prompt communication with my clients. I provide music for approximately 45 weddings per year. Supplying world class music for your special day is my priority!

Awards - "Couples Choice Award" for 2014, "Bride's Choice Award" for 2013 and "Best of The Knot" in the ceremony musicians category for four years in a row (2014, 2013, 2012 & 2011) - which earned me the even more exclusive "The Knot - Hall of Fame Award" for 2014.

Contact me at 610-287-4280 or visit my website (www.smyser.com) for a large variety of sound samples and further information. Read less
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INFO FOR CEREMONY MUSIC

What ceremony music arrangements can you provide?
Instrumental - Duo, Instrumental - Solo, Instrumental - Trio
What instruments does your group play?
Flute, Guitar, Piano, Saxophone, Trumpet, Violin
What is your usual attire?
I typically wear a suit and tie to provide music for weddings.
Do you offer live sample performances or CDs?
I offer many audio and video samples of my playing on my website as well as YouTube. However, I can mail a demo CD upon request. The samples on the demo would be the same as the samples available online.
How much time do you usually need for setup?
Although I can set up rather quickly (in about 15 minutes), I always aim to arrive at least an hourt early for my performances to allow time for unexpected delays and difficulties (just in case.) I also pad extra time for potential traffic delays. So, many times I arrive closer to 90 minutes prior to my official "entertainment start time" (if my arrival is not slowed by traffic delays.)
How much space do you usually require?
The space required depends on the instruments hired. A solo guitar perfomance requires a minimum of 4X4 feet. A violin and guitar duo requires 4X6 feet. Trios or quartets involving drums and/or piano would obviously require larger areas.
Do you charge for travel expenses? If yes, how much do you charge?
Travel fees for all performances are calculated for each musician hired based on the following…&#13; <br>&#13; Up to 30 miles (one way) = no additional charge <br>&#13; 31-40 miles (one way) = $20 additional <br>&#13; 41-50 miles (one way) = $40 additional <br>&#13; 51-60 miles (one way) =$60 additional <br>&#13; 61-70 miles (one way) = $80 additional <br>&#13; 71-80 miles (one way) = $100 additional <br>&#13; 81-90 miles (one way) = $120 additional <br>&#13; <br>&#13; Performances that necessitate overnight accommodations or involve travel distances greater than 90 miles (one way) are subject to a custom price quote.&#13; <br>&#13; As an FYI for calculating any potential travel expenses, I live in the Woxall, PA area. <br>&#13; <br>&#13; **Please note that a $50 surcharge (per person hired) will be added for any performance venue in Philadelphia (no additional travel fees will be added when the $50 surcharge is imposed.)

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Jessica
Wedding:
6/14/2014
5.0/5.0
Pete was actually the very first vendor we booked when we were planning our wedding. We wanted something different than the usual quartet, and we both love guitar. But the kicker was when I checked Pete's playlist on his (very detailed and helpful website!) and saw "our song" on his list.

From the very first point of contact, Pete was a complete professional. You can't go wrong with him -- not only is he extremely talented, but he's also a business man with impeccable customer service. He gave us a wide-range of musical styles to choose from and lent our wedding day a very special touch. It's also obvious he loves what he does -- every photo we have shows him playing with a smile!
Pete was actually the very first vendor we booked when we were planning our wedding. We wanted something different than Read more...
Pete was actually the very first vendor we booked when we were planning our wedding. We wanted something different than the usual quartet, and we both love guitar. But the kicker was when I checked Pete's playlist on his (very detailed and helpful website!) and saw "our song" on his list.

From the very first point of contact, Pete was a complete professional. You can't go wrong with him -- not only is he extremely talented, but he's also a business man with impeccable customer service. He gave us a wide-range of musical styles to choose from and lent our wedding day a very special touch. It's also obvious he loves what he does -- every photo we have shows him playing with a smile! Read less
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Katie
Wedding:
5/10/2014
5.0/5.0
Pete provided the music (solo guitarist) for our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour. He played beautifully, and we received many compliments from the guests. Pete was great to work with. He is super helpful in selecting the music, providing various options. He is also very responsive. From the first communication Pete's correspondence was very speedy and clear. He reached out to me prior to the event and showed up an hour early to set up. His overall service was outstanding and we couldn't be more happy with it.
Pete provided the music (solo guitarist) for our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour. He played beautifully, and we Read more...
Pete provided the music (solo guitarist) for our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour. He played beautifully, and we received many compliments from the guests. Pete was great to work with. He is super helpful in selecting the music, providing various options. He is also very responsive. From the first communication Pete's correspondence was very speedy and clear. He reached out to me prior to the event and showed up an hour early to set up. His overall service was outstanding and we couldn't be more happy with it. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Pete was our ceremony and cocktail musician for our wedding this weekend, and we could not have asked for a better or more professional guitarist! He was extremely flexible, and we have received numerous compliments from our guests on his abilities. The music was simple and atmospheric, and we are nothing short of thrilled with how perfectly his music fit the venue and our ceremony. He was extremely easy to work with, and we would absolutely recommend him to anyone looking for a true artist!
Pete was our ceremony and cocktail musician for our wedding this weekend, and we could not have asked for a better or more Read more...
Pete was our ceremony and cocktail musician for our wedding this weekend, and we could not have asked for a better or more professional guitarist! He was extremely flexible, and we have received numerous compliments from our guests on his abilities. The music was simple and atmospheric, and we are nothing short of thrilled with how perfectly his music fit the venue and our ceremony. He was extremely easy to work with, and we would absolutely recommend him to anyone looking for a true artist! Read less
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Kate
Wedding:
10/19/2013
5.0/5.0
We are so happy that Pete Smyser was able to play during our ceremony. He is talented, professional, and a delightful person, too! From "Gymnopedie No. 1" to "Valse Criollo", his music truly captured the emotions of the day. Thank you so much, Pete!
We are so happy that Pete Smyser was able to play during our ceremony. He is talented, professional, and a delightful Read more...
We are so happy that Pete Smyser was able to play during our ceremony. He is talented, professional, and a delightful person, too! From "Gymnopedie No. 1" to "Valse Criollo", his music truly captured the emotions of the day. Thank you so much, Pete! Read less
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Laura
Wedding:
10/12/2013
5.0/5.0
Peter Smyser was the perfect musician to have at my wedding ceremony. He was professional, helpful, accessible, and had a great sound. His music set the tone for a formal yet relaxed atmosphere. He arrived and was set up, ready to play well before the guests started to arrive. I could not have asked for a more perfect choice in music than what he played. We feel so lucky to have picked him out of a list of names. But reading the reviews helped make our choice. We were not disappointed. I would highly recommend Peter for your wedding.
Peter Smyser was the perfect musician to have at my wedding ceremony. He was professional, helpful, accessible, and had a Read more...
Peter Smyser was the perfect musician to have at my wedding ceremony. He was professional, helpful, accessible, and had a great sound. His music set the tone for a formal yet relaxed atmosphere. He arrived and was set up, ready to play well before the guests started to arrive. I could not have asked for a more perfect choice in music than what he played. We feel so lucky to have picked him out of a list of names. But reading the reviews helped make our choice. We were not disappointed. I would highly recommend Peter for your wedding. Read less
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
10/4/2013
5.0/5.0
Peter Smyser was absolutely amazing! My husband and I have been getting rave reviews from all of our guests about how incredible his music was. It was so beautiful and really gave our ceremony a special feeling. We couldn't have been happier that we asked Pete to play at our wedding!
Peter Smyser was absolutely amazing! My husband and I have been getting rave reviews from all of our guests about how Read more...
Peter Smyser was absolutely amazing! My husband and I have been getting rave reviews from all of our guests about how incredible his music was. It was so beautiful and really gave our ceremony a special feeling. We couldn't have been happier that we asked Pete to play at our wedding! Read less
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Natalie
Wedding:
9/21/2013
5.0/5.0
Pete did an amazing job with our ceremony music! He is so talented and I got a ton of compliments on his work. He is also extremely professional and organized, he was probably the easiest person to work with out of all of the vendors we used for our wedding. I would highly recommend him!
Pete did an amazing job with our ceremony music! He is so talented and I got a ton of compliments on his work. He is also Read more...
Pete did an amazing job with our ceremony music! He is so talented and I got a ton of compliments on his work. He is also extremely professional and organized, he was probably the easiest person to work with out of all of the vendors we used for our wedding. I would highly recommend him! Read less
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Tara
Wedding:
9/20/2013
5.0/5.0
Pete provided the music for our beautiful ceremony just a couple weeks ago and I'm so happy we made the decision to hire him! He is so talented and a true professional. I can't say enough good things- Pete thank you for making our day so special!
Pete provided the music for our beautiful ceremony just a couple weeks ago and I'm so happy we made the decision to hire Read more...
Pete provided the music for our beautiful ceremony just a couple weeks ago and I'm so happy we made the decision to hire him! He is so talented and a true professional. I can't say enough good things- Pete thank you for making our day so special! Read less
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Jane
Wedding:
9/7/2013
5.0/5.0
Pete performed my ceremony music as well as music at my cocktail hour and he was the perfect addition to the wedding! The music was so amazing and he played such a variety of music. Everyone at the wedding commented on how lovely the music was! Pete was extremely professional throughout the entire process of our wedding planning and everything was just perfect! I can't thank Pete enough for playing his wonderful music at our wedding!
Pete performed my ceremony music as well as music at my cocktail hour and he was the perfect addition to the wedding! The Read more...
Pete performed my ceremony music as well as music at my cocktail hour and he was the perfect addition to the wedding! The music was so amazing and he played such a variety of music. Everyone at the wedding commented on how lovely the music was! Pete was extremely professional throughout the entire process of our wedding planning and everything was just perfect! I can't thank Pete enough for playing his wonderful music at our wedding! Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
9/6/2013
5.0/5.0
Pete played the music for our cocktail hour and we were more than happy with his performance and quality in music selection. Pete was very easy to work with and was very much the professional in terms of response times and overall presentation. I would contact pete for future acoustic music and/or highly recommend him to friends and family!
Pete played the music for our cocktail hour and we were more than happy with his performance and quality in music Read more...
Pete played the music for our cocktail hour and we were more than happy with his performance and quality in music selection. Pete was very easy to work with and was very much the professional in terms of response times and overall presentation. I would contact pete for future acoustic music and/or highly recommend him to friends and family! Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
8/24/2013
5.0/5.0
Pete Smyser was great! I really wanted a classical guitarist for our ceremony music, as my fiance (now husband!) also played classical guitar. I was able to choose my music where I wanted, but let Pete choose his own music for the times where I wanted his talents to show. He was very flexible, and even learned a new piece for my bridal processional (Marry You by Bruno Mars). I wish I could have another occasion to hire him again!
Pete Smyser was great! I really wanted a classical guitarist for our ceremony music, as my fiance (now husband!) also Read more...
Pete Smyser was great! I really wanted a classical guitarist for our ceremony music, as my fiance (now husband!) also played classical guitar. I was able to choose my music where I wanted, but let Pete choose his own music for the times where I wanted his talents to show. He was very flexible, and even learned a new piece for my bridal processional (Marry You by Bruno Mars). I wish I could have another occasion to hire him again! Read less
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Lisa
Wedding:
8/2/2013
5.0/5.0
We hired Pete to play guitar for 30 min pre-ceremony, during the ceremony itself, and afterward for 1.5 hours during cocktails. Each song Pete played was selected by us from his huge repertoire list. I loved that he had such a large variety of genres to choose from, and that there were sound samples to listen to. We had no trouble finding more than enough songs that we liked to help set the mood of the day. I could tell from his emails that Pete is extremely organized, and he is very prompt in his replies, which scored huge with me! I was impressed that during the week of the wedding, he asked for my celebrant's and venue's wedding coordinator contact into so he could ensure they were all aligned when it came to set-up, cues, etc. He even called me a few days before the wedding to further discuss music during our sand ceremony. I appreciated this....nothing was left to chance. On our wedding day, Pete arrived to set-up 1 hour before the time he was scheduled to begin playing. He was friendly, polite, professional, and nicely dressed as well. Pete's music helped to create a very classy atmosphere. The music was absolutely beautiful and our guests were very complimentary. We were so happy with our experience with Pete and we highly recommend him for your wedding music! Thank you, Pete, for your contribution to making our day a spectacularly memorable one.
We hired Pete to play guitar for 30 min pre-ceremony, during the ceremony itself, and afterward for 1.5 hours during Read more...
We hired Pete to play guitar for 30 min pre-ceremony, during the ceremony itself, and afterward for 1.5 hours during cocktails. Each song Pete played was selected by us from his huge repertoire list. I loved that he had such a large variety of genres to choose from, and that there were sound samples to listen to. We had no trouble finding more than enough songs that we liked to help set the mood of the day. I could tell from his emails that Pete is extremely organized, and he is very prompt in his replies, which scored huge with me! I was impressed that during the week of the wedding, he asked for my celebrant's and venue's wedding coordinator contact into so he could ensure they were all aligned when it came to set-up, cues, etc. He even called me a few days before the wedding to further discuss music during our sand ceremony. I appreciated this....nothing was left to chance. On our wedding day, Pete arrived to set-up 1 hour before the time he was scheduled to begin playing. He was friendly, polite, professional, and nicely dressed as well. Pete's music helped to create a very classy atmosphere. The music was absolutely beautiful and our guests were very complimentary. We were so happy with our experience with Pete and we highly recommend him for your wedding music! Thank you, Pete, for your contribution to making our day a spectacularly memorable one. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Pete was incredibly professional during our wedding ceremony. He had a very extensive list of music to choose from and was very easy to work with prior to the ceremony. Our guests were very impressed with his talent and my husband and I would highly recommend his services if you are getting married in the area.
Pete was incredibly professional during our wedding ceremony. He had a very extensive list of music to choose from and was Read more...
Pete was incredibly professional during our wedding ceremony. He had a very extensive list of music to choose from and was very easy to work with prior to the ceremony. Our guests were very impressed with his talent and my husband and I would highly recommend his services if you are getting married in the area. Read less
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Rachel
Wedding:
7/13/2013
5.0/5.0
Pete did a wonderful job at our wedding ceremony. He answered emails promptly and was great throughout the planning process. We chose a guitar/violin combination, but he has a variety of instrument options as well as a large musical repertoire to satisfy all tastes. His prices were very fair. We are big music people, so this was an important decision for us, and Pete did not disappoint.
Pete did a wonderful job at our wedding ceremony. He answered emails promptly and was great throughout the planning Read more...
Pete did a wonderful job at our wedding ceremony. He answered emails promptly and was great throughout the planning process. We chose a guitar/violin combination, but he has a variety of instrument options as well as a large musical repertoire to satisfy all tastes. His prices were very fair. We are big music people, so this was an important decision for us, and Pete did not disappoint. Read less
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Liz
Wedding:
7/5/2013
5.0/5.0
Pete was exceptionally helpful, professional and flexible to our needs. At the ceremony he played classical guitar along with a flute accompaniment. At the cocktail hour he played contemporary/jazz guitar along with a saxophone and an upright bass. He and the other musicians were excellent, and played exactly what we were looking for.
Pete was exceptionally helpful, professional and flexible to our needs. At the ceremony he played classical guitar along Read more...
Pete was exceptionally helpful, professional and flexible to our needs. At the ceremony he played classical guitar along with a flute accompaniment. At the cocktail hour he played contemporary/jazz guitar along with a saxophone and an upright bass. He and the other musicians were excellent, and played exactly what we were looking for. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
My husband and I booked Pete as our ceremony musician and everything was absolutely perfect. We did not only love the music he played (it was beautiful and the song selection exactly as we discussed ahead of time), but also working with Pete, which was extremely easy and pleasant. He was very organized and everything was planned in detail ahead of time such that on the wedding day he was able to set up completely independently and me and my fiancee did not have to take care of anything. Overall, we would highly recommend him.
My husband and I booked Pete as our ceremony musician and everything was absolutely perfect. We did not only love the Read more...
My husband and I booked Pete as our ceremony musician and everything was absolutely perfect. We did not only love the music he played (it was beautiful and the song selection exactly as we discussed ahead of time), but also working with Pete, which was extremely easy and pleasant. He was very organized and everything was planned in detail ahead of time such that on the wedding day he was able to set up completely independently and me and my fiancee did not have to take care of anything. Overall, we would highly recommend him. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Alyssa
Wedding:
6/29/2013
5.0/5.0
I highly recommend selecting Pete Smyser for your wedding music! Before the wedding we went over every detail so the day of I had nothing to worry about. Everything went smoothly and I received many compliments on Pete's music. He was a pleasure to work with from beginning to end.
I highly recommend selecting Pete Smyser for your wedding music! Before the wedding we went over every detail so the day Read more...
I highly recommend selecting Pete Smyser for your wedding music! Before the wedding we went over every detail so the day of I had nothing to worry about. Everything went smoothly and I received many compliments on Pete's music. He was a pleasure to work with from beginning to end. Read less
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Patricia
Wedding:
6/7/2013
5.0/5.0
Pete was wonderful. He played for our daughters wedding and a couple of times for our church events. He is very professional, accommodating and an excellent musician. I would highly recommend him for any and all occasions.
Pete was wonderful. He played for our daughters wedding and a couple of times for our church events. He is very Read more...
Pete was wonderful. He played for our daughters wedding and a couple of times for our church events. He is very professional, accommodating and an excellent musician. I would highly recommend him for any and all occasions. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
6/2/2013
5.0/5.0
My family and I heard Pete and several of his band members play at my cousins wedding about 10 years ago and always talked about how it was our favorite wedding music EVER. When it came time for my wedding, I contacted Pete immediately. He was the most responsive, flexible, helpful, and thorough vendor that we worked with by far. He was attentive to what we wanted and helped us gain some clarity when we were not sure. We decided on a 5-piece ensemble (keys, bass, drums, sax and of course guitar). He worked with us to keep us within our budget and actually gave us prices up front which we really appreciated. Pete and his band mastered 2 special requests for us as well. One was a Genesis cover and one was a southern gospel style hymn. It was amazing how well they adapted their style to each song. They are true musicians. Their repertoire was extensive so we had a great variety of selections to pick from. Their sound filled the reception at just the right volume so that everyone could hear them but still carry on conversations at their tables at the same time. The response from our guests was overwhelming. Everyone loved the music and we had many say it was the best music they have heard at a wedding. I would not hesitate to recommend Pete for any event. He was a joy to work with! Sheri - June 2013
My family and I heard Pete and several of his band members play at my cousins wedding about 10 years ago and always talked Read more...
My family and I heard Pete and several of his band members play at my cousins wedding about 10 years ago and always talked about how it was our favorite wedding music EVER. When it came time for my wedding, I contacted Pete immediately. He was the most responsive, flexible, helpful, and thorough vendor that we worked with by far. He was attentive to what we wanted and helped us gain some clarity when we were not sure. We decided on a 5-piece ensemble (keys, bass, drums, sax and of course guitar). He worked with us to keep us within our budget and actually gave us prices up front which we really appreciated. Pete and his band mastered 2 special requests for us as well. One was a Genesis cover and one was a southern gospel style hymn. It was amazing how well they adapted their style to each song. They are true musicians. Their repertoire was extensive so we had a great variety of selections to pick from. Their sound filled the reception at just the right volume so that everyone could hear them but still carry on conversations at their tables at the same time. The response from our guests was overwhelming. Everyone loved the music and we had many say it was the best music they have heard at a wedding. I would not hesitate to recommend Pete for any event. He was a joy to work with! Sheri - June 2013 Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
5/26/2013
5.0/5.0
We chose Pete Smyser for our wedding ceremony music because of his reputation. The music that they had played during our ceremony was beautiful, it was almost hard to concentrate on walking I just want to stand and listen! Pete was very accessible, he promptly answered all emails and questions. He did a great job suggesting music of our taste and personalized our ceremony to everything we wanted. The day was amazing and it could not have been possible without the music of Pete Smyser.
We chose Pete Smyser for our wedding ceremony music because of his reputation. The music that they had played during our Read more...
We chose Pete Smyser for our wedding ceremony music because of his reputation. The music that they had played during our ceremony was beautiful, it was almost hard to concentrate on walking I just want to stand and listen! Pete was very accessible, he promptly answered all emails and questions. He did a great job suggesting music of our taste and personalized our ceremony to everything we wanted. The day was amazing and it could not have been possible without the music of Pete Smyser. Read less
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Pilar
Wedding:
5/24/2013
5.0/5.0
Pete was very professional, and played beautifully. He responded to all of my questions (and I had a lot) in a very timely and courteous manner with great suggestions.
I would highly recommend him for any occasion you want to make extra special.
Pete was very professional, and played beautifully. He responded to all of my questions (and I had a lot) in a very timely Read more...
Pete was very professional, and played beautifully. He responded to all of my questions (and I had a lot) in a very timely and courteous manner with great suggestions.
I would highly recommend him for any occasion you want to make extra special. Read less
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Angie
Wedding:
9/21/2012
5.0/5.0
Pete did a great job making our day perfect. He was very easy to work with (we got everything figured out in a few emails) . He was able to make our non traditional processional song (a Miranda Lambert song) sound perfect as well as our cocktail hour.
Pete did a great job making our day perfect. He was very easy to work with (we got everything figured out in a few emails) Read more...
Pete did a great job making our day perfect. He was very easy to work with (we got everything figured out in a few emails) . He was able to make our non traditional processional song (a Miranda Lambert song) sound perfect as well as our cocktail hour. Read less
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Jaime
Wedding:
9/15/2012
5.0/5.0
Pete's music was amazing!!! loved it and would recommend him to anyone
Pete's music was amazing!!! loved it and would recommend him to anyone
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Wanda
Wedding:
9/14/2012
5.0/5.0
We are so happy to have choosen Pete to play for our daughter's outdoor wedding ceremony and cocktail hour. Pete was so responsive to e-mails and customized the music for the pre-ceremony, ceremony and coctail hour for our daughter and son-in-law. Pete played solo acoustic guitar for the pre-ceremony and ceremony and then played with a jazz trio for the cocktail hour. We had so many compliments about the music! You will not be disappointed in hiring Pete. Many, many thanks.
We are so happy to have choosen Pete to play for our daughter's outdoor wedding ceremony and cocktail hour. Pete was so Read more...
We are so happy to have choosen Pete to play for our daughter's outdoor wedding ceremony and cocktail hour. Pete was so responsive to e-mails and customized the music for the pre-ceremony, ceremony and coctail hour for our daughter and son-in-law. Pete played solo acoustic guitar for the pre-ceremony and ceremony and then played with a jazz trio for the cocktail hour. We had so many compliments about the music! You will not be disappointed in hiring Pete. Many, many thanks. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Pete was great to work with!! He was extremely responsive with all of our requests. The music for our ceremony and cocktail hour was wonderful!! Pete and the violinist/pianist played everything that we asked and coordinated with the rest of our ceremony participants to make sure the timing was perfect. We really appreciated his efforts in making our wedding day such a success.
Pete was great to work with!! He was extremely responsive with all of our requests. The music for our ceremony and Read more...
Pete was great to work with!! He was extremely responsive with all of our requests. The music for our ceremony and cocktail hour was wonderful!! Pete and the violinist/pianist played everything that we asked and coordinated with the rest of our ceremony participants to make sure the timing was perfect. We really appreciated his efforts in making our wedding day such a success. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Pete was fabulous and very professional and responsive from our very first interaction. Pete and his violinist played our ceremony music, and then Pete continued to play for our cocktail hour. Guests commented throughout the evening how talented he was. Pete was also able to play the instrumental for a popular country song, "God Gave Me You," which was very special to us for our ceremony. Overall, I would highly recommend Pete to any bride looking for a musician for both the ceremony and cocktail hour!
Pete was fabulous and very professional and responsive from our very first interaction. Pete and his violinist played our Read more...
Pete was fabulous and very professional and responsive from our very first interaction. Pete and his violinist played our ceremony music, and then Pete continued to play for our cocktail hour. Guests commented throughout the evening how talented he was. Pete was also able to play the instrumental for a popular country song, "God Gave Me You," which was very special to us for our ceremony. Overall, I would highly recommend Pete to any bride looking for a musician for both the ceremony and cocktail hour! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Amy
Wedding:
7/7/2012
5.0/5.0
I am so glad I chose Pete to play the ceremony and cocktail hour music at our July wedding. During the wedding planning process, he was extremely responsive and was able to provide musical selections that fit our mix of contemporary and traditional requests. Pete on the acoustic guitar and the violin accompanist provided a touch of class to our wedding. Not to mention they were the consummate professionals during the outdoor affair in the 100 degree July heat! Pete was a big hit and I received compliments all night about the quality of his music.
I am so glad I chose Pete to play the ceremony and cocktail hour music at our July wedding. During the wedding planning Read more...
I am so glad I chose Pete to play the ceremony and cocktail hour music at our July wedding. During the wedding planning process, he was extremely responsive and was able to provide musical selections that fit our mix of contemporary and traditional requests. Pete on the acoustic guitar and the violin accompanist provided a touch of class to our wedding. Not to mention they were the consummate professionals during the outdoor affair in the 100 degree July heat! Pete was a big hit and I received compliments all night about the quality of his music. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Pete was very organized and played the exact songs we wanted-- he made our day extra special and guests loved how intimate our ceremony felt because of his music
Pete was very organized and played the exact songs we wanted-- he made our day extra special and guests loved how intimate Read more...
Pete was very organized and played the exact songs we wanted-- he made our day extra special and guests loved how intimate our ceremony felt because of his music Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Zoe
Wedding:
3/24/2012
5.0/5.0
Pete was wonderful - he was easy to work with, responsiveness, flexible in accommodating our preferences, and knew exactly what questions to ask (even before I did!). Most of all, the ceremony music sounded wonderful and was exactly what I had in mind. We used Pete's services for solo guitar and it was the perfect choice for us.
Pete was wonderful - he was easy to work with, responsiveness, flexible in accommodating our preferences, and knew exactly Read more...
Pete was wonderful - he was easy to work with, responsiveness, flexible in accommodating our preferences, and knew exactly what questions to ask (even before I did!). Most of all, the ceremony music sounded wonderful and was exactly what I had in mind. We used Pete's services for solo guitar and it was the perfect choice for us. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Michelle
Wedding:
9/4/2011
5.0/5.0
Pete was incredible to work with. The music was beautiful and was without a doubt one of the most amaizing parts of our wedding. We just had Pete play the guitar alone. Any event you hold that you would like music, use him. We will if we have the opportunity in the future.
Pete was incredible to work with. The music was beautiful and was without a doubt one of the most amaizing parts of our Read more...
Pete was incredible to work with. The music was beautiful and was without a doubt one of the most amaizing parts of our wedding. We just had Pete play the guitar alone. Any event you hold that you would like music, use him. We will if we have the opportunity in the future. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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lmcelr01
Wedding:
6/18/2011
5.0/5.0
Pete played the guitar for our ceremony, and he did a fabulous job. the song that i wanted to walk with my dad to wasn't one that he played, but he got the sheet music, and it sounded wonderful. We would highly recommend Pete to anyone for ceremony and cocktail music
Pete played the guitar for our ceremony, and he did a fabulous job. the song that i wanted to walk with my dad to wasn't Read more...
Pete played the guitar for our ceremony, and he did a fabulous job. the song that i wanted to walk with my dad to wasn't one that he played, but he got the sheet music, and it sounded wonderful. We would highly recommend Pete to anyone for ceremony and cocktail music Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Jasmine
Wedding:
4/16/2011
5.0/5.0
Pete was excellent! We hired him to play music during our ceremony and cocktail hour and he did not disappoint. He was reasonably priced, he showed up on time, he was dressed professionally and to top it all off his music was beautiful! He played a great blend of classic and contemporary music and all of our guests really enjoyed him as well. Thank you Pete!!
Pete was excellent! We hired him to play music during our ceremony and cocktail hour and he did not disappoint. He was Read more...
Pete was excellent! We hired him to play music during our ceremony and cocktail hour and he did not disappoint. He was reasonably priced, he showed up on time, he was dressed professionally and to top it all off his music was beautiful! He played a great blend of classic and contemporary music and all of our guests really enjoyed him as well. Thank you Pete!! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Jean
Wedding:
6/12/2010
5.0/5.0
My husband I were married this past June and hired Pete to do both the ceremony music and music for the cocktail hour. He played a classic guitar during the ceremony and it was simple and sweet, perfect for our outdoor garden wedding. I asked him to play some traditional wedding music as we walked down the aisle but had him play "Here Comes the Sun" by the Beatles as we walked back down as husband and wife. He is a great musician and the music was a beautiful touch to our wedding. For the cocktail hour he played guitar and his partner played the sax. I missed part of the cocktail hour due to pictures but when I was there the music was pleasant and entertaining but quiet enough that everyone could carry on conversations. It set the mood perfectly. I definitely recommend Pete's services!
My husband I were married this past June and hired Pete to do both the ceremony music and music for the cocktail hour. He Read more...
My husband I were married this past June and hired Pete to do both the ceremony music and music for the cocktail hour. He played a classic guitar during the ceremony and it was simple and sweet, perfect for our outdoor garden wedding. I asked him to play some traditional wedding music as we walked down the aisle but had him play "Here Comes the Sun" by the Beatles as we walked back down as husband and wife. He is a great musician and the music was a beautiful touch to our wedding. For the cocktail hour he played guitar and his partner played the sax. I missed part of the cocktail hour due to pictures but when I was there the music was pleasant and entertaining but quiet enough that everyone could carry on conversations. It set the mood perfectly. I definitely recommend Pete's services! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Bride2Be
Wedding:
5/28/2010
5.0/5.0
We used Pete as our musician for the ceremony and cocktail hour. Pete was very professional, he emailed me prior to the wedding to go over song selections and the timing for the songs. The music at our wedding was perfect and I could not have been happier. Pete even learned a new song for our ceremony. Pete's prices are very competitive and I would highly recommend him if you are interested in a guitarist for your wedding.
We used Pete as our musician for the ceremony and cocktail hour. Pete was very professional, he emailed me prior to the Read more...
We used Pete as our musician for the ceremony and cocktail hour. Pete was very professional, he emailed me prior to the wedding to go over song selections and the timing for the songs. The music at our wedding was perfect and I could not have been happier. Pete even learned a new song for our ceremony. Pete's prices are very competitive and I would highly recommend him if you are interested in a guitarist for your wedding. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Megan
Wedding:
6/21/2014
4.9/5.0
My husband and I wanted a violin and guitar duo for our wedding ceremony. We searched numerous sites, and read many reviews before deciding on Pete Smsyer. We were very happy with our choice! Pete was very easy to work with and the music was perfect the day of our wedding. Throughout the planning process, Pete responded to emails with my questions or concerns in a timely manner. A month before our wedding, he sent a detailed email explaining what music we would need to choose for our wedding. For these decisions, his web site was very helpful! We enjoyed reading and reviewing the music selections, and even listening to a few. Pete provided all of the equipment he needed that day, and showed up promptly (and early) to set up. The music was perfect! We recommend Pete!
My husband and I wanted a violin and guitar duo for our wedding ceremony. We searched numerous sites, and read many Read more...
My husband and I wanted a violin and guitar duo for our wedding ceremony. We searched numerous sites, and read many reviews before deciding on Pete Smsyer. We were very happy with our choice! Pete was very easy to work with and the music was perfect the day of our wedding. Throughout the planning process, Pete responded to emails with my questions or concerns in a timely manner. A month before our wedding, he sent a detailed email explaining what music we would need to choose for our wedding. For these decisions, his web site was very helpful! We enjoyed reading and reviewing the music selections, and even listening to a few. Pete provided all of the equipment he needed that day, and showed up promptly (and early) to set up. The music was perfect! We recommend Pete! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Jaclyn
Wedding:
7/20/2013
4.8/5.0
Pete had a fantastic list of music to choose from and my husband had a wonderful time picking out his favorites. Our pre-ceremony music ranged from the Pixies to Stevie Wonder, and Pete executed the traditional songs perfectly. I highly recommend you seek out Pete's talents for your special day!
Pete had a fantastic list of music to choose from and my husband had a wonderful time picking out his favorites. Our Read more...
Pete had a fantastic list of music to choose from and my husband had a wonderful time picking out his favorites. Our pre-ceremony music ranged from the Pixies to Stevie Wonder, and Pete executed the traditional songs perfectly. I highly recommend you seek out Pete's talents for your special day! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Jacky S
Wedding:
6/21/2013
4.8/5.0
Pete was incredible to work with & very professional. Not only did he show up 1.5 hours ahead of the ceremony to make sure everything was set up correctly, but he made sure to learn a new song that was extremely important to me as a wedding present to me. Everyone was so impressed by how good he was & friends that are engaged even asked for his contact information for their weddings. I would absolutely recommend him for your wedding.
Pete was incredible to work with & very professional. Not only did he show up 1.5 hours ahead of the ceremony to make sure Read more...
Pete was incredible to work with & very professional. Not only did he show up 1.5 hours ahead of the ceremony to make sure everything was set up correctly, but he made sure to learn a new song that was extremely important to me as a wedding present to me. Everyone was so impressed by how good he was & friends that are engaged even asked for his contact information for their weddings. I would absolutely recommend him for your wedding. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.7/5.0
For our wedding this past October, we used Pete for our ceremony and then he also played through our cocktail hour with his business partner who plays the sax. As the bride, I honestly don't remember all of the selections that he played that day as the whole evening seems like a blur, but SO MANY of our guests compliments his service. He definetely helped set the tone and energy of the event just as we wanted it. I would also like to compliment his overall service and communication from the moment I sent my first inquiry to him. He was very responsive, kind, and delivered everything as promise and on time. One of the songs that I wanted for the ceremony wasn't in his original song list, but he offered to learn and play it for us - it was amazing.
For our wedding this past October, we used Pete for our ceremony and then he also played through our cocktail hour with Read more...
For our wedding this past October, we used Pete for our ceremony and then he also played through our cocktail hour with his business partner who plays the sax. As the bride, I honestly don't remember all of the selections that he played that day as the whole evening seems like a blur, but SO MANY of our guests compliments his service. He definetely helped set the tone and energy of the event just as we wanted it. I would also like to compliment his overall service and communication from the moment I sent my first inquiry to him. He was very responsive, kind, and delivered everything as promise and on time. One of the songs that I wanted for the ceremony wasn't in his original song list, but he offered to learn and play it for us - it was amazing. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music

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