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WEDDINGS/EVENTS

The music took everyone's breath away and made the event even more unforgettable              — Agnes K

Wedding Services Offered:

Wedding Ceremony Harp and/or Vocal Music as follows:

  • Prelude ~ Music to accompany the guests' arrival 

  • Processional ~ For both Bridal Party & the Bride's Entrance  

  • Ceremonial ~ Special requests during the ceremony

  • Recessional ~ Exit music for the Bridal & Groom                                     

  • Post Ceremonial ~ Exit music for the guests' departure

Cocktail Hour / Reception:

  • Music played while drinks and appetizers are served

Dinner:

  • Beautiful soft music played during dinner

Additional Services Offered:

Elopements

Corporate Events and Special Occasions 

Memorial Ceremonies 

Recitals  

ABOUT

 

Isn't it music that makes us feel so romantic? 

Add romance and magic to your wedding ceremony with harp music

tailored just for you guaranteed to leave lasting memories

of your wedding day.

You can also choose a combination of harp and voice

that will create a unique musical experience for your processional or any other special moment during your wedding ceremony.

Why choose harp music for your wedding or event?

If you are looking for a live musical background for your reception, cocktail hour, dinner, special occasion or event, the sound of the harp is beautiful and will create a wonderful atmosphere and add refinement and sophistication to your event while not being overpowering.

It is also a gorgeous instrument that will enhance the beauty of any setting. 

 

Valerie Saint Martin is a professional harpist and opera singer. She offers professional harp and vocal performances in Santa Barbara

and surrounding areas in Southern California. 

If you are looking for the perfect ambiance for your event, Valerie is just supreme!

— Donna

 

FAQ

What music arrangements can you provide?

  • Solo Harp

  • Combination of Harp and Vocals 

  • Voice with Piano / Keyboard or Backing Track Accompaniments

  • Harp and String Quartet

  • Other music arrangements are possible upon request

Do you require a deposit?

Yes, a 50% deposit is required to book my services.

 

Do you provide a contract?

Yes.

 

Do you learn new songs?

You will be provided with an extensive repertoire list to choose from but I can learn new songs if you have a special request not on the list.

 

PRICING

How much will it cost to hire

Valerie Saint Martin for your wedding or event?

WEDDING CEREMONY SOLO HARP PERFORMANCE

START PRICE: $450

Price includes:

  • pre-ceremony music (usually 30 minutes)

  • ceremony music

  • post-ceremony music as guests leave 

WEDDING CEREMONY AND COCKTAIL HOUR PACKAGE  

SOLO HARP PERFORMANCE START PRICE: $600

HARP & VOCALS COMBINATION: $50 (extra per song)

CHANGE OF VENUE BETWEEN CEREMONY AND COCKTAIL HOUR: $100

* Prices do not include travel expenses if the venue is outside of Santa Barbara

Our guests are still talking about how beautiful and magical the music was. I cannot say enough about Valerie's professionalism and artistry. — Valerie Carmel

 

TESTIMONIALS

What past clients are saying about
Valérie Saint Martin

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I can't imagine the event without Valerie's music

"I was booking with short notice and was worried about everything being perfect. Valerie was incredibly assuring, reliable and arrived on time. And her talent is just WOW! She played more beautifully than I ever could have imagined and added magic to the ambiance. I would choose to work with her again and strongly recommend her. The music took everyone's breath away and made the event even more unforgettable." 

— Agnes 

Valerie was amazing!

It was such a pleasure to have Valerie play at my wedding.

She helped make it such a magical event.

                                                               — Michelle Whitfill

She is the best!

"I am incredibly excited to write this review for Valerie. When I first contacted her

I had no idea what to expect, since I literally found her information on the internet. She immediately responded to my email and we connected right away.

She agreed to play for my daughter's wedding and even created a beautiful rendition of a Tchaikovsky piece for the processional. She was wonderful to work with, professional, and exceeded every expectation we had. Our guests are still talking about how beautiful and magical the music was. I cannot say enough

about Valerie's professionalism and artistry. I highly recommend Valerie

for anyone looking for something special for any occasion." 

                                                                            — Valerie Carmel

Everyone loved her!

"Working with Valerie was a pleasure! On the day of our wedding, she was on time, made sure to review the game plan for the evening and she handled it from there. Everyone loved her and the harp was the perfect addition to our cocktail hour and ceremony. Now, when people ask for recommendations I always bring Valerie up! If the opportunity ever comes along I will reach out

to her again."

Gadier Uriarte

Amazing harpist

While planning our wedding, we had decided on a small, intimate event, that would include only our closest family and friends. We had decided to have a harpist provide the ceremony music.

Our wedding planner introduced us to Valerie and Valerie was able to provide the ambiance we were looking for with her music. She played prior to the ceremony, during the ceremony and after. She asked for our song requests and made our wedding ceremony so unique and special! Valerie was pleasant to work with, accommodating and most of all a true professional. If you are looking for a talented harpist for your wedding or any other event, I highly recommend Valerie...again, thank you Valerie for making our special day so special!

                                                                                                 — Paula Browne

Convenient to work with, personable musician & beautiful music!

"I planned my wedding from out of state, so most of my communications with Valerie were over e-mail. She was very responsive and had good suggestions, which made planning a breeze. I was delighted that everything went as expected — she was at the ceremony venue on time and played a beautiful prelude, ceremony and post-ceremony music. The volume was lovely — soft, but still filled the space (Mural Room at the Santa Barbara Courthouse) with a romantic atmosphere. Truly a treat for our guests — I highly recommend! Great value too" 

                                    — Erika 

The perfect way to set the tone for our ceremony!

"Valerie was the perfect choice for our wedding ceremony music! Her selection of music made it simple to choose songs, and the ease of her setup was perfect for the venue we chose. Valerie's professionalism from the moment we contacted her made it so easy to trust her which, as a planning bride, is everything!"

Mary Catherine

"So happy we booked her for our wedding! Valerie was amazing & we highly recommend her for your wedding!"

— Heidi

"Thank you so very, very much for the beautiful music you played at our daughter's wedding. During the rest of the evening, many of our guests complimented your beautiful playing and have asked me to tell you how much they enjoyed it. Once again many, many thanks for helping make our daughter's wedding so memorable." 

Martha Sophocleus

West Midlands, UK

 

"Thank you so very much for lending us your precious time and talent to entertain us so beautifully at the Friends of Ranger's House Christmas Party. Your lovely voice, the charming repertoire was the delight of the festivities."

— Eileen Wilson

Friends of Rangers House, London, UK

Thanks so much for making our wedding so special with your beautiful harp & voice.

                                        — Marci & Michael, London, UK

"Thank you for so generously helping with our fundraising and for stealing the show with your "Seguidilla."               

— Moyra

Opera Omnibus, Surrey, UK

"Once again it was a pleasure to work with you. Your talent and voice made a great difference to the event's atmosphere and vibe."

Williams Johnson

London, UK

Beautiful playing!

"Valerie was pleasant from start to finish. She has impeccable manners & I cannot say enough about the beauty of her playing! She played for our wedding & it was lovely. I would not hesitate to recommend her!
Thanks again, Valerie!"

— Cresta Bennett

A Magnificent, Elegant and Warm Musician.

"Hiring Valerie to play at our wedding ceremony was one of the best decisions we made on our wedding day. She is a wonderful harpist and her music is elegant and magical. We had an outside ceremony and Valerie was at the front of our venue playing under a tree surrounded by white flower petals. She immediately drew everyone into her performance and our guests truly enjoyed listening to her. I could hear applause as I waited behind the scenes for our ceremony to begin. Her list of song choices is a perfect mix of classical, traditional and contemporary. She played the traditional songs we had chosen until after the ceremony when we walked back down the aisle to Bruno Mars, Marry You. So fun! Valerie is easy to work with and after our ceremony, she gave us both a big hug, she felt like a member of our family. She was the perfect choice for our Wedding Day!"

— Robin B.

Valerie was wonderful to work with

"We booked her for my daughter's NYE wedding at the Santa Barbara courthouse. Besides songs on her repertoire, she played songs we chose that were not on her list such as "Stairway to Heaven", a Led Zepplin song that sounded absolutely wonderful the way she played it on her harp! My daughter's wedding ceremony was truly unforgettable in part because of Valerie's beautiful music. You cannot go wrong booking her for your special day!"

Gabriele

The perfect touch!

After doing my research and emailing a few other harpists, Valerie was the most professional and sweet.

 I hired Valerie for my intimate wedding on September 8th and it was the best decision I made. She played at my wedding dinner for an hour

and did an amazing job :). I requested some songs and she played them all beautifully, I can’t thank her enough!!

I really recommend her for any special events. 

— Liz