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Ceremony Music in Chicago, IL,
(217) 653-5060

About Us

Claire Happel Ashe is a professional wedding harpist based in Chicago, Illinois and plays for events throughout the greater Chicago region. As a classically-trained musician, Claire has provided beautiful music for celebrations including weddings, receptions, cocktail hours, and rehearsal dinners at venues such as the Drake Hotel in Chicago and Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island for over a decade. She holds degrees in harp performance from Yale and the University of Illinois and has performed for audiences all over the world in halls ranging from the Rudolfinum in Prague to Carnegie Hall in New York to Symphony Center in Chicago.

Services Offered

With an extensive repertoire of musical selections, Claire's music adds beauty to every part of your wedding day, including the ceremony, reception, and cocktail hour. She loves being a part of each couple’s special day and approaches each event with professionalism and passion. Known for her versatility and personable manner, she works closely with each couple to create a perfect, personalized list of songs.


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5 out of 5
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  • I got married at an outdoor venue in October 2018. Not having access to electricity and being a classical musician myself, I knew I wanted a live musician and harp is just the perfect instrument for a wedding. Claire did an absolute outstanding job not only performing during the ceremony, but with my questions and requests before the big day. Also, it was so great to be able to depend on her professionalism on the big day. As a bride who also felt like she had to run the show, it was nice to have a musician who really knew a lot about where best they should set up, arrived early for the ceremony, and played so beautifully. Additionally, not only did she help me choose music to fit my wedding, she also helped in making a harp arrangement of a vocal piece I really wanted for my walk down the aisle. She is highly qualified, SUPER nice, and could do anything you needed for your big day! I HIGHLY recommend Claire for your wedding (or any other event)!

    Frequently Asked Questions about Ceremonymusic

    What is the starting price for wedding ceremony music?

    $ 400.00

    What is the price of your most popular wedding package?

    $ 400.00

    Which of the following are included in the price of your most popular wedding package?

    Ceremony Music, Cocktail Hour Music, Microphones

    What ceremony music arrangements can you provide?

    Instrumental - Solo

    How many musicians are in your band(s)?

    1 - 3

    What instruments does your group play?

    Harp

    What services do you provide?

    Ceremony Music, Cocktail Hour Music, Instrumentals, Learn New Songs, Microphones, Reception Music, Rehearsal Dinner Music, Sample Performances



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