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After twenty years experience performing for weddings Benjamin has accumulated a multitude of testimonials from wedding couples. The following selection represents some of his more recent reviews.

    • We can't thank you enough Benjamin for your playing on Friday at Heaton House Farm. You made our day so special. It was a great honour to have such a talented guy at our special day.

      Heaton House Farm
      Karen & Martin, 23rd June, 2017
    • Ben thank you so much for playing at our wedding at Colshaw Hall on Sunday. Epic performance!

      Colshaw Hall
      Meg & Guy, 28th May, 2017
    • Thank you so much Ben for playing so beautifully at our wedding. All of our guests were extremely impressed. You really added something very magical to our special day.

      The Ashes Venue
      Helen & Simon, 22nd April, 2017
    • We first met Ben at the wedding fare at Event City where he was playing and we knew straight away we had to have him play during our ceremony and wedding breakfast. We had chosen to get married at Heaton House Farm and then realised he was their recommended and trusted pianist, so we knew we had made the right decision! We then heard Ben play at HHF during an events evening and were not disappointed. When it came to choosing songs for our wedding Ben loved playing tunes we chose from our eclectic list. His talent is phenomenal...not only is he hugely talented but he's such a lovely personable guy too. He responds to emails quickly and is a true professional. I'm gutted now my wedding journey has ended as I won't get to hear him play again!x  

      Heaton House Farm
      Helen & Simon, 14th April, 2017
    • Benjamin played during our ceremony and drinks reception and we would highly recommend him, he was fantastic. From the initial consultation to the day itself Benjamin was a pleasure. He made everything so straightforward. He especially made my Nan's day by playing her request! Thank you so much.

      Colshaw Hall
      Carolyn & James, 7th April, 2017
    • We were extremely fortunate to have Ben play for us at Sandhole Oak Barn in April. Undoubtedly Ben is an extremely talented pianist but added to this he was the ultimate professional. His friendly, approachable and highly organised manner meant we could relax in the knowledge that our guests would love listening to Ben playing. The sound of the piano as my wife and her bridesmaids walked down the aisle was simply stunning whilst the background music Ben provided during our wedding breakfast was perfect. Finally and most importantly must be the fact that Ben genuinely wanted us to enjoy our day. To later see a picture of Ben in the background applauding us as we were announced to our guests as man and wife suitably portrays this. Top man Ben. Thank you.

      Sandhole Oak Barn
      Dan and Jen, 3rd April, 2017
    • It was wonderful to have such beautiful piano playing during our ceremony at Colshaw Hall and I loved walking down the aisle to the Einaudi piece. You really made our day special. Thank you so much!

      Colshaw Hall
      Lucy & James, 4th March, 2017
    • Hi Ben. We just wanted to say a huge thank you for playing at our wedding on Saturday, you were absolutely brilliant! All our guests commented how fantastic you were too. You've been a pleasure to deal with throughout the whole planning process and we would highly recommend you to anybody looking for a wedding pianist. Love from Mr & Mrs Wilsher x

      Gorton Monastery
      Abi & Joe, 14th January, 2017
    • Hi Benjamin. Thank you so much for playing for our wedding at Thornton Manor. We loved it! Everyone has commented on how fantastic you were. Thank you for being part of our special day.

      Thornton Manor
      Danni & Mark, 30th December, 2016
    • We can not thank Ben enough for playing at our wedding. He was amazing, the music was outstanding, spot on. Nothing was too much trouble and he was just a perfect edition to our day. Thanks again Ben for making our day so magical.

      The Ashes Venue
      Leon & Natalie, 18th December, 2016
    • Our wedding was an amazing day and having you playing for us and our guests made it even more special. You are amazing and we thank you for being just so fantastic! I was a calm collected bride ready to walk down the aisle until I heard you playing so beautifully... then I was completely overwhelmed. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

      The Waterside Hotel, Didsbury
      Lewis & Louise, 22nd October, 2016
    • Thank you so much Ben for making our wedding day so special. You have been amazing from start to finish. Thank you for everything.

      Colshaw Hall
      Chris & Steph, 8th October, 2016
    • Benjamin played at our wedding on Sunday and we were thrilled with how perfect the day was. We would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone getting married. He has been faultless. We had Skype meetings, he learned pieces specifically for us and he did it all with the upmost professionalism. We had so many compliments about him on the the day. Book and you won't regret it!

      The Ashes Venue
      Rebecca & Michael, 18th September, 2016
    • Benjamin played at our wedding at Tabley House in September this year. Our entire experience with Benjamin was first class throughout. His consultation at his home was great and he really paid attention to our musical ideas and gave some great suggestions which we took him up on. On the day his playing was flawless and he responded to our requirements perfectly. The grand piano really had a wow factor in our venue as well. Benjamin communicated clearly in the run up to the wedding and was overall a perfect choice for us. Very highly recommended!

      Tabley House
      Jack & Lara, 10th September, 2016
    • Hi Benjamin. We were delighted with your performance at our wedding on Sunday at Colshaw Hall. We already had such high expectations having listened to your music before the wedding, but on the day you really exceeded all expectation.  We felt that you made a significant impact in creating our perfect day and we still have guests passing on compliments about your music which has really overwhelmed us. For this, we truly thank you.

      Colshaw Hall
      Jen & Matt, 21st August, 2016
    • Benjamin and his singer Charlotte were absolutely fantastic. My entrance song had me balling my eyes out before I even entered. Benjamin was hugely accommodating and took the time to contact us frequently to check that we were happy with all of the arrangements. Everyone commented on how beautiful and romantic the atmosphere was. Thank you so much again.

      The Ashes Venue
      Ashleigh & Ashley, 18th August, 2016
    • We met with Benjamin before our wedding to discuss ideas and to hear him play some of our song choices. His wide repertoire included classical pieces through to modern adaptations of pop songs. On the day itself, he played from the Ceremony to the end of our Wedding Breakfast which created a relaxing atmosphere and really added polish to our day. Everyone remarked on how talented he is. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend him for other events.

      Colshaw Hall
      Ian & Jayne, 13th August, 2016
    • Thank you so much for making our day special. You are so talented and all of our guests commented on how fantastic you were. We loved how you brought your portable grand piano and joined us outside for the drinks reception. We will be recommending you to all of our friends and family in the future for any events or weddings.

      Sandhole Oak Barn
      Tom & Kerry, 31st July, 2016
    • Thank you Ben for your piano playing at our wedding. It was a big highlight of the day and the guests all thought you were wonderful. Jamie and I thought your personal touch was fantastic including the willingness to learn new songs for us as well as your ability to guide us in our choices for the ceremony. To anybody considering hiring a wedding pianist; we are a bit picky about what services we use however we would 100% recommend going straight to Ben. Truly brilliant.

      The Ashes Venue
      Dana & Jamie, 4th July, 2016
    • Hi Benjamin. Glenn and I would like to thank you for making our wedding day extra special. We loved your playing and had amazing comments from our guests. Couldn't recommend you enough. Thank you so much.

      Garstang Country Hotel & Golf Club
      Danya & Glenn, 25th June, 2016
    • From the moment we met Benjamin we knew we had found the right guy. He listened to what we wanted and advised us when we weren’t sure which songs would work best. The range of songs / pieces of music he can play is great. He can play anything! Benjamin even learnt our favourite song to play during our ceremony, a reflection of how willing he was to make sure our day was what we dreamed it would be. His piano skills are second to none but he is much more than a talented pianist and he really understood the atmosphere we wanted to create at our wedding. It was perfect! We couldn’t rate him more highly and would definitely recommend him. Thank you so much.

      Colshaw Hall
      Kathryn & Patrick, 3rd June, 2016
    • Ben thank you so much for being you and for playing so beautifully. We received such lovely comments from friends and family. Your contributions honestly made our day!

      The Plough Inn, Eaton
      Michelle & Matthew, 2nd June, 2016
    • Ben it was a great pleasure to have you play the piano (and the trumpet) at our wedding on Saturday. We both really enjoyed you being part of our celebration. Thank you for making it special for us.

      The Devonshire Arms Hotel & Spa
      Vijaya & David, 28th May, 2016
    • We just want to thank you and Catherine so much for playing on our wonderful wedding day. Our guests absolutely loved the music and singing and many people commented on how flawless it was. We will never forget the beautiful rendition of 'kissing you' as I walked down the isle. Thank you again for making our ceremony so special. All the best for the future.

      Colshaw Hall
      Angela & James, 27th May, 2016
    • Thank you so much Ben for playing at our special day last week. I would recommend you to anyone looking for a pianist. It was a fantastic day and you played a really important part in making it such a great day for us both and for all of our guests. Thank you.

      Statham Lodge Hotel
      Kate & David, 21st May, 2016
    • Hi Benjamin. The music you played for us at our wedding last Friday was fantastic. Everyone commented on how great it was and how wonderful it sounded. It was such a nice touch. Thanks again for all your help and ideas, they were very much appreciated.

      The Ashes Venue
      Jason & Rachel, 20th May, 2016
    • Just a little note to say a massive thank you for playing at our wedding. We couldn't have asked for more and it really made our day. So many of our guests commented on how wonderful your playing was. We really enjoyed meeting with you to discuss our ideas and thank you for all of your suggestions. You also inspired my Uncle who hasn't played for many years to start playing again! Thank you so very much.

      Tros Yr Afon Holiday Cottages, Anglesey
      Emma & Simon, 30th April, 2016
    • Your music was beautiful on our special day Ben and I'll never forget how emotional I felt when I heard you beginning to play "I Giorni". We had a spectacular day...thank you again for being such an integral part of it!

      Heaton House Farm
      Grace & Tom, 10th April, 2016
    • It was fantastic having Benjamin Clarke at our wedding. He was professional, helpful and with a huge repertoire of songs and was more than willing to adapt to a few extra song requests. He was excellent on the day including moving his piano between the ceremony and the meal. We would highly recommend his services to anyone getting married. 

      Shooters Hill Hall
      Jack & Philippa, 2nd April, 2016
    • We had so many wonderful comments about Benjamin's playing and our guests just loved his adaptations of modern songs. He is such a lovely, genuine and friendly person and we had a ball planning our wedding with him.

      Alrewas Hayes Exclusive Countryside Venue
      Emma & Steve, 27th March, 2016
    • We would like to say a huge thank you for playing the piano so beautifully at our wedding. We heard many compliments about your talented playing from our guests. Your music created the perfect atmosphere and walking down that aisle was magical!

      Colshaw Hall
      Jennifer & Matthew, 6th February, 2016
    • We wanted to thank you for playing at our wedding at Colshaw Hall.  You and your singer Catherine were both fantastic and made the whole day perfect. It couldn't have gone any better! So a massive thank you from us all!

      Colshaw Hall
      Gemma & Dean, 24th October, 2015
    • Liam and I would like to say a huge thank you for playing at our wedding at Heaton House Farm. We had a fantastic day and was all we could have wished for. Hearing the Einaudi piece will forever be one of my stand out memories. We have had so many comments about how wonderful the atmosphere was and I put a big part of this being down to you! You are a fabulous musician and the music was perfect throughout. Particular huge thanks for the last minute "Strictly Come Dancing" addition....loved it!

      Heaton House Farm
      Hannah & Liam, 16th October, 2015
    • Benjamin, we wanted to say how fantastic it was to have you playing at our wedding in September. All our guests commented on how your music made the ceremony and reception drinks so perfect. From our first phone conversation through to the day itself your advice and experience ensured that our music was perfectly suited to the occasion. We would highly recommend you to anyone. Thank you so very much!

      Grosvenor Pullford Hotel & Spa
      Al & Katie, 19th September, 2015
    • The quality of service that Benjamin provided both prior to and during the wedding was first class. He really knows how to engage with his audience and the performance on the day was outstanding. Benjamin understood the type of music my husband and I wanted and was able to create a beautiful atomosphere for our wedding. Our guests enjoyed every moment. We would definitely recommend his services.

      Baron’s Court Hotel, Walsall
      Demeika & Tyrone, 22nd August, 2015
    • Ben, thank you so much for playing at our wedding. You were absolutely fantastic from the choosing of the music right through to playing on the day. Your knowledge and skill made the whole experience easy and fun. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend you to anyone needing a pianist!

      Macclesfield Unitarian Chapel
      Emily & Tom, 25th July, 2015
    • Upon meeting you it was obvious to both myself and Mike that we wanted you to be our pianist. We found you to be so polite and helpful, and always very smiley! We have had numerous compliments regarding your music, how it was beautiful and blended in so well with the feel of the wedding. We were both thrilled and felt we were very lucky to have you. Thank you!

      Colshaw Hall
      Amy & Mike, 17th July, 2015
    • Benjamin is a very professional and extremely talented pianist. Prior to our wedding we had a skype call with Benjamin to discuss what we had in mind, and when he performed at our wedding he did a beautiful job and played exactly what we had asked him to. Many of our guests commented about how much they enjoyed the performance. No regrets about booking Bejamin on our special day.  

      West Tower, Aughton
      Jessica & Mark, 19th June, 2015
    • Benjamin’s professionalism was outstanding from beginning to end…we cannot recommend him highly enough and know that anyone lucky enough to have him will not regret a single moment of it.

      Heaton House Farm
      Steve & Heather, 26th February, 2015
    • Hi Benjamin. Simon and I would just like to thank you for all of your efforts on our wedding day. You were wonderful and key in completing our day. Thank you so much!

      Rowton Castle
      Sam & Simon, 19th December, 2014
    • We just wanted to say a massive thank you for your wonderful music on Friday. We both thought you and your saxophonist/singer were outstanding and we really appreciated how you played our favourite songs when we were in the room. Thank you again for all of your efforts.

      Eaves Hall
      Holly and Connor, 12th December, 2014
    • Benjamin is a very talented and lovely gentleman. We have very obscure interests in music and he made all of our peculiar requests an audible reality. He will work tirelessly to get exactly what you want. Thank you a thousand times over!

      The Priest Hotel, Castle Donnington
      Antony and Claire, 11th October, 2014
    • Thank you so much Benjamin for playing for our wedding drinks reception. So many of our guests have commented on your playing and how fantastic you were! I will be asking my friend to book you for her wedding also. Thanks again!

      Carden Park Hotel
      Tessa and David, 27th September, 2014
    • Benjamin thank you so much for making our perfect day even more perfect. You really made the occasion feel unique, special and your musical talents were clear for all to see and hear. It was a beautiful day and one we will never forget. Thank you again.

      Mosborough Hall Hotel
      Gemma and Adam, 26th September, 2014
    • We just wanted to say a massive thank you for the wonderful job you did playing for our wedding at Rookery Hall. All of our guests have commented on how good you were. We couldn't be more pleased and are so glad we booked you. Thank you for helping make our day so special.

      Rookery Hall
      Alissia and Scott, 20th September, 2014
    • Benjamin – what can we say...Russell and I can't thank you enough for performing at our wedding and making our day so memorable. You were definitely our highlight! Amazing doesn't come close. Would recommend you without hesitation. Thanks again.

      The Isla Gladstone, Liverpool
      Maria and Russel, 13th September, 2014
    • We are so glad that we booked you for our wedding Benjamin and we won't hesitate to recommend you to other couples in the future, or to those just looking for a quality musician for a special occasion. Thank you!

      Colshaw Hall
      Ashleigh and Pete, 7th September, 2014
    • Thank you Benjamin for playing at Sophie and Adam's wedding on 6th September – it was an amazing day and your playing truly contributed to their special day.

      Bolton Grammar School
      Karen Collins, 6th September, 2014
    • Just a quick thank you for your wonderful music at our wedding. Everyone commented saying how fantastic you were!

      Rydal Penrhos School
      Annabel and Michael, 23rd August, 2014
    • Thank you so much for your playing on Sunday. You were amazing and made our day so special.

      The Bond Company
      Anakay and Andre, 16th August, 2014
    • Benjamin was extremely helpful, friendly and professional from the start...if quality music and great service is important to you, we cannot recommend Benjamin highly enough.

      The Ashes Venue
      Francesca and John, 11th August, 2014
    • Benjamin you were fantastic, both in the run up to the wedding and on the day itself. Your stunning grand piano and perfect playing really complimented our venue (Tabley House) and the walk down the aisle to one of our favourite songs was an emotional one! I would recommend you to anyone looking for that extra special element to their big day. Thank you.

      Tabley House
      Saskia and Mark, 2nd August, 2014
    • We just wanted to say a massive thank you for playing at our wedding. When we first heard you play over FaceTime we were blown away at your skills and with your repertoire. On the day you played beautifully and really set the tone for our reception. We'll be recommending you to everyone we know.

      Eaves Hall
      Clare and Tom, 31st July, 2014
    • Thank you for playing at our wedding at Shaw Hill. Your organisation was superb and you were professional throughout. The music you played helped make our day special. I would recommend you to anyone.

      Shaw Hill Golf Hotel and Country Club
      Matt and Simon, 19th July, 2014
    • What a fantastic time we had listening to the music you played for us all. You played the piano and trumpet beautifully. Thank you so much Benjamin we would recommend you to anyone.

      Rowton Hall Hotel
      Linda and Charlie, 3rd July, 2014
    • Benjamin you have been great right from the start. Nothing was ever too much trouble and you always responded very quickly to my requests and emails. We had so many guests commenting on how amazing your grand piano looked and sounded. We are also thinking of an excuse to book you again!

      Knowsley Hall
      Hannah and Rob, 27th June, 2014
    • Thank you so much Benjamin for playing in our wedding last Saturday. All the guests commented on what a nice touch it was to have you playing piano. Highly recommended. Thanks again.

      Northop Hall Country house Hotel
      Carly and Andrew, 21st June, 2014
    • Benjamin provided a thoroughly adaptable and professional service at all times. His portable grand piano looked the business and the quality of playing was exceptional. If you're looking for a wedding pianist then look no further than Benjamin Clarke.

      Tabley House
      Philip and Rebecca, 14th June, 2014
    • After booking Colshaw Hall for our wedding we were invited to meet their recommended suppliers. We walked away with only one certainty...Benjamin Clarke.

      Colshaw Hall
      Gareth and Sally, 7th June, 2014
    • We would not hesitate to recommend Benjamin to anyone seeking a top class performer. We can't thank him enough for his guidance and good humour as well as the effortless and beautiful performances he gave.

      Colshaw Hall
      Simon and Rebecca, 29th May, 2014
    • Ben's playing set the day off perfectly. From when the guests arrived until the evening do he had learnt all the songs we had asked for and executed them beautifully. Our guests had nothing but good things to say. I'm now looking for another event at which we can book you again.

      Hollin Hall
      Toby and Krystal, 7th March, 2014
    • When you said you had a portable grand piano I thought it might be a fancy keyboard. We were very surprised when we saw such a fine piano! You created the perfect ambience for our champagne reception and we were so happy we were able to choose the music beforehand.

      Alderley Edge Cricket Club
      Liz Baker, 21st February, 2014
    • Benjamin was delightful to deal with and most amenable to our suggestions. We have no hesitation in recommending him most highly.

      St. Peter’s Church, Swettenham
      Isabella Lockett, 30th November, 2013
    • Hi Benjamin. Just to say a massive thank you for playing at our wedding on Saturday. The guests thought you were amazing and it really set the scene in terms of atmosphere for the day...worth every penny! Thanks once again.

      Mottram Hall Hotel & Spa
      Nickie and Simon, 16th November, 2013
    • Benjamin and Catherine played at my wedding and all I can say is WOW! The songs played still make me feel emotional now when I think about them. I can't wait to see the DVD to hear it all again. Thank you!

      St. Hugh of Lincoln, Stretford
      Claire Shelmerdine, 8th November, 2013
    • Thank you so much Benjamin for the music that you and your singer/saxophonist provided . Everyone had such a great evening and we all loved getting up and having a dance! We would highly recommend you to anyone.

      Roseneros, Macclesfield
      Daryl and Alisa, 8th November, 2013
    • Benjamin is a truly talented performer. His portable grand piano looked fantastic at the venue and his music for our ceremony, drinks reception and wedding breakfast made our day extra special.

      Peckfordton Castle
      John and Heather, 1st November, 2013
    • Benjamin's playing was sublime...his music and professionalism throughout the day helped make it a wonderful and unforgettable occasion.

      Cheshire Life Wedding of the Year
      Emma and Vincent, 6th October, 2000