The Mere Court

I am delighted to be one of the recommended suppliers at the Mere Court Hotel near Knutsford. I can often be found playing the piano at the regular open evenings or wedding fairs. Both myself and my husband Mark the Piano Guy https://www.thepianoguy.co.uk love playing at The Mere Court as it is a very versatile welcoming and pretty wedding venue in Cheshire. https://www.merecourt.co.uk

Liz Hendry Wedding Pianist at The Mere Court
Liz Hendry Wedding Pianist at The Mere Court

Using a Piano at The Mere Court

When booking a pianist at The Mere Court, there are several areas available for your wedding ceremony and my piano can be set up in any of them. I always work with a ‘Dutch grand’ electric white baby grand piano which is portable and can be moved around the venue as necessary. Moving the piano takes about 10 minutes. Couples often book me for their ceremony and drinks reception, or their ceremony and wedding breakfast, or some book me for the whole of their daytime. I am keen to help take the stress out of choosing ceremony music, by offering a FaceTime consultation to give advice and play examples for my clients.

Music for the drinks reception adds a lovely, classy ambience during photographs and mingling, and music throughout the wedding breakfast adds a beautiful soundtrack to the meal, adding background music without dominating too much.

The Conservatory

The conservatory is a beautiful light room that is often used for larger weddings ceremonies and is used for most wedding breakfasts. I can set up anywhere within this room.

Piano at The Mere Court in The Conservatory
Piano at The Mere Court in The Conservatory

The Arboreum

Another popular ceremony location at the Mere Court is the Arboreum which is a lovely room for up to 80 guests. I have played for many ceremonies using my Dutch Grand in the Arboreum but if you are close to capacity on your numbers I can also use a white piano on a stand which takes up much less room.

Cheshire Pianist Liz Hendry at The Mere Court
Cheshire Pianist Liz Hendry at The Mere Court
Piano in the Arboreum at The Mere Court
Piano in the Arboreum at The Mere Court

The Dunkerley

This recently refurbished room has a lovely contemporary look and can hold up to 100 guests. It is a great setting for exchanging your vows.

Wedding Ceremony in The Dunkerley
Wedding Ceremony in The Dunkerley
Mere Court Pianist Liz Hendry in The Dunkerley
Mere Court Pianist Liz Hendry in The Dunkerley
Outside in the Gardens

In the summer months, when the weather is fine, a beautiful option is to get married in the gardens at The Mere Court. The grounds are truly amazing for an unforgettable wedding ceremony. I am able to set up and play for your wedding outside as long as it is dry.

An outside ceremony at The Mere Court
An outside ceremony at The Mere Court

An outside ceremony with a live pianist
An outside ceremony with a live pianist

I have also played for drinks receptions outside at The Mere Court on dry days. If the weather is changeable and guest are popping in and out of the bar area, I can set up in the bar with the windows and door open, so that the music can be heard all around.

An outdoor drinks reception
An outdoor drinks reception

Feedback from recent weddings at The Mere Court

Amy and Josh Healey

I was delighted to play for the wedding of Amy and Josh Healey.

Liz Hendry Wedding Pianist with Mr and Mrs Healey
Liz Hendry Wedding Pianist with Mr and Mrs Healey

They got married in the Dunkerley and had a lovely wedding breakfast in the Conservatory. Song choices included Can’t Help Falling in Love (Elvis Presley) Pointless (Lewis Capaldi) Perfect (Ed Sheeran) Marry You (Bruno Mars) and The Climb (Miley Cyrus.)

Amy was kind enough to leave me a google review saying, “Liz played for our ceremony and wedding breakfast on Sunday and well she was absolutely amazing! Blended in so well and the music was just lovely. Such a lovely lady was a pleasure to have her at our special day. Would recommend her to everyone! Xx

A ceremony at The Mere Court

Photo by https://rickdellphotography.co.uk/

Michelle and Luke Brooman

Mr and Mrs Brooman were married recently in a stunning outside ceremony, and I was delighted to play for them all day, for the outside ceremony, outside drinks reception, and the delicious wedding breakfast in the conservatory.

Liz Hendry Pianist with Mr and Mrs Brooman
Liz Hendry Pianist with Mr and Mrs Brooman

Song choices included A Thousand Years (Christina Perri) Heaven (DJ Sammy) and Symphony (Clean Bandit.) Michelle was kind enough to give feedback on my Facebook page, saying “Thank you so much Liz for playing at our wedding. You was absolutely amazing and everyone commented on what a special touch you was to our wedding day. I couldn’t recommend you enough to anyone.”

Alesha and Rob McMahon

It was lovely to play for Alesha and Rob in the Mere court bar area for the drinks reception and the wedding breakfast in the conservatory.

Liz Hendry with Alesha and Rob
Liz Hendry with Alesha and Rob

Mr and Mrs McMahon asked for a wide selection of music during their wedding breakfast. I included Sky Full of Stars (Coldplay) Wings (Birdy) Wildest Dreams (Taylor Swift) and One Day Like This (Elbow) Alesha wrote a recommendation on my Facebook page saying, “After seeing Liz at a wedding fair we knew that she would be a wonderful addition to our wedding day. Liz Played during our drinks reception and wedding breakfast and lots of our family and friends passed on how much Liz added to the atmosphere. Thanks so much Liz xx” For more of my reviews visit https://www.lizhendry.co.uk/category/reviews/

Cheshire Wedding Pianist

Cheshire wedding pianist Liz Hendry was back at Sandhole Oakbarn to play on a beautiful sunny day for Joy and Ryan. The ceremony was in the amazing barn conducted by Cheshire East Registration service, or as they are widely known, Your Ceremony, with a gorgeous view of the Sandhole Lake in the background. https://yourceremony.org.uk/



Cheshire wedding pianist playing modern songs

Joy and Ryan were really keen to have modern music in their ceremony and Joy walked down the aisle to Liz’s version of ‘Symphony’ by Clean Bandit, which is a lovely choice and really unique. The exit song was ‘Clocks’ by Coldplay which is a great upbeat tune, full of energy for the Grand Exit. The piano at Sandhole Oakbarn is well looked after and in amazing condition so it’s always a pleasure to play it.

Outdoor drinks reception – Cheshire Wedding Pianist

Due to the amazing weather, everyone headed outside for photos during the drinks reception where Liz had set up her portable piano under the clock tower to play and entertain the guests during drinks and canapés from Top Table, who provided the catering for this lovely Cheshire wedding. Liz continued with modern covers of popular songs, everything from Oasis, Louis Capaldi with some film music, dance tunes, and indie and rock thrown in. Andy Griffiths was there taking pictures and family shots in front of the lake, and capturing all the fun in a natural way as it happened on the day.

Cheshire wedding pianist Liz Hendry with the bride and groom

A review from Ryan and Joy

Ryan and Joy were kind enough to write a Google review a few days after the wedding which was really kind of them. It said,

“Liz is absolutely amazing if anyone is looking for a pianist to play at their wedding get in contact with Liz! She played on our wedding day at The Sandhole Oakbarn where she played a great selection of music which started the day off perfectly. Thank you!

Cheshire wedding pianist and other suppliers

To get a quote for Liz to play at your Cheshire or North West wedding you can contact her using the contact form on this website. Don’t forget that her portable white piano can be used at any venue. https://www.lizhendry.co.uk/contact/
Other suppliers at this Sandhole Oakbarn wedding included

Andy Griffiths photography https://www.andygriffithsphotography.co.uk/

Top Table Weddings and events https://www.top-table.co.uk/

Flossie’s weddings room dressers

Andy Murphy DJ https://www.andymurphydj.co.uk/

Sandhole Oakbarn Website https://www.sandholeoakbarn-weddings.co.uk/

Mottram Hall

When Sophie and David got married at Mottram Hall!!!! What wedding! A most stunning bride, gorgeous groom and lovely guests in beautiful surroundings.

Lasting memories weddings and events absolutely smashed it with amazing room dressing and it made for a really romantic setting with live piano music to add to the atmosphere.

There was fabulous documentation thanks to
Andy Griffiths Photography and
James Tracey Films and I know that the evening entertainment would’ve been fabulous as they had Andy Murphy DJ

Simply an amazing wedding!

Mottram Hall suppliers

Mottram Hall https://www.champneys.com/hotels/mottram-hall/weddings/
Andy Griffiths Photography https://www.andygriffithsphotography.co.uk/
James Tracey Films https://jamestraceyfilms.co.uk/
Lasting Memories Wedding and Events
Andy Murphy DJ https://www.andymurphydj.co.uk/


Sophie was kind enough to write me a lovely review on my Facebook page about her dream wedding at Mottram Hall.

“Liz played at our wedding September 2022. From the moment we met Liz and listened to her music at Mottram open day back in 2020 we knew she was perfect! We had to post pone our day to covid and Liz was able to move our day to the new date 😊 Liz is so down to earth and gave us lots of recommendations on songs and listened to our thoughts on what we liked. I had a call with her a couple of weeks before the big day and Liz played our walk down the aisle song and entrance song to make sure it was perfect. On our day she played absolutely beautifully. All of our guests commented on how lovely it was to listen to through the wedding breakfast.
Highly highly recommend!!! Liz you are amazing!!”
See more reviews on my reviews page https://www.lizhendry.co.uk/category/reviews/

Colshaw Hall Pianist – 3 AMAZING recent weddings

It’s a pleasure to be a visiting Colshaw Hall Pianist. Here are 3 recent weddings there. It is a delight to work at such a stunning venue where there is a grand piano in the ceremony hall, and I can use my portable white baby grand to play in the main building for the drinks reception or wedding breakfast. https://www.colshawhall.com/

Colshaw Hall pianist- 3 recent weddings- Wedding 1

I had a wonderful time celebrating with Hannah and Tom at Colshaw Hall. I really enjoyed playing the Fleetwood Mac version of ‘Songbird’ for Hannah as she walked down the aisle, as well as some cool tunes for Tom including The Mandalorian Theme and The Super Mario Brothers Theme. I’m happy to learn one or two new songs for each bride and groom. I think it is important for the ceremony music to be a reflection of each couple!

It was great to see Harvey Films https://harveyfilms.com/ (thanks for the unexpected roadie help!!) and wonderful to work with Ian the toastmaster and Tracy from Colshaw Hall who are both really friendly, helpful and great fun.

Congratulations to Mr and Mrs Johnson!


Colshaw Hall Pianist- 3 recent weddings- wedding 2


Katherine and Andrew had the most amazing day at the very beautiful and luxurious Colshaw Hall in Cheshire. I loved playing the piano for their ceremony and drinks reception and what lovely guests they had who were enjoying the beautiful surroundings whilst celebrating with Mr and Mrs Scully. Katherine chose a gorgeous entrance piece which was the John Mayer version of ‘XO,’ which I loved arranging for her, especially the beautiful introduction. I was also pleased to play another of my favourite songs for the grand exit, ‘Clocks’ by Coldplay. See my repertoire list at https://www.lizhendry.co.uk/wedding-music-ideas-liz-hendry-wedding-pianist/

Working with 

Your Ceremony (Kim and Dave)https://yourceremony.org.uk/X

Toastmaster Jason https://www.toastmasterjason.co.uk/about

The Wedding Fairy https://theweddingfairy.uk/

The RUSH band https://www.therushband.co.uk/

Jess Yarwood Photography https://www.jessyarwood.co.uk/



Colshaw Hall Pianist – 3 Recent Weddings- Wedding 3

It was beautiful in March at Colshaw Hall for the wedding of Shereen and Tom. I loved playing for their drinks reception and wedding breakfast. What a delight to be at this amazing venue and I was even lucky enough to have some delicious food provided by Barretts Event Caterers Ltd. https://www.barrettseventcaterers.com/

Shereen and Tom chose ‘Chase the sun’ by Planet Funk as a really cool entrance piece as they were announced into the room as The New Mr and Mrs Batchelor!

Congratulations to a wonderful couple 😍🎹

Mere Court Wedding

After a couple of postponements of her Mere Court Wedding, I was thrilled to finally play beautiful Laura down the aisle when she married her lovely partner Fez in the Arboreum. As you can see here they were married in front of this lovely window over looking the gardens at the Mere Court, which is just outside Knutsford. Find out more about Mere Court weddings here https://www.merecourt.co.uk/weddings/



They had chosen one of my favourite songs ‘A Million Dreams!’ which I played for Laura to walk down the aisle.

Friends and family had travelled from all over the UK to celebrate with them and they enjoyed amazing food, drinks and lots of fun here at this wonderful Mere Court wedding. I played throughout the meal for them and then I particularly enjoyed the speeches which were really entertaining.

The team here at The Mere Court did an amazing job, as well as
Your Ceremony https://yourceremony.org.uk/
Perfect Weddings Altrincham. https://perfectweds.co.uk/
Moss Wedding Films https://www.mossweddingfilms.com/
Captured by Kate Photography
You can often find myself, or my husband, Mark the Piano Guy, exhibiting at The Mere Court for their open events https://www.thepianoguy.co.uk/

Mere Court Wedding Review

Laura was kind enough to add this lovely review on my Facebook page.

“Liz played at our wedding in December. She was absolutely wonderful! We had Liz play throughout our meal and it was so relaxing to hear for the guests. Liz plays such a range of songs so nothing was too much trouble when we asked for a request. Thank you so much Liz 💓 xxx”

There is another Mere court wedding review at https://www.lizhendry.co.uk/mere-court-hotel/

Mottram Hall Wedding

Amy and Ben Birch chose Liz Hendry to play the piano during their Mottram Hall Wedding in the summer. It was a wonderful family occasion and this couple had an amazing day.


Why did you book Liz for your Mottram Hall Wedding?

We visited Mottram Hall on an open day and as soon as we walked in, we noticed a romantic atmosphere and it was the live piano music that made everything feel magical. Liz was warm, welcoming, friendly and asked us if there was a particular song we wished to listen to. We asked for ‘perfect’ by Ed Sheeran and out of nowhere, she started playing it and it was truly amazing! We asked her to check her diary for us straight away!!!

What effect did she have on your wedding day?

Every single guest commented on how beautiful it was during the wedding reception and wedding breakfast. It was brilliant and really helped the day to feel magical.

How Professional was she?

Absolutely faultless!!!! Amazing from initial meeting until leaving us on the day.

Would you recommend her to others?

Absolutely! We have already been asked by one of our friends (who is due to marry next year) so we of course gave her your details/website straight away!!!

Additional comments

Having you play at our wedding was just an amazing part of the day and we would not change a single thing about it! When we asked you to play “Only Fools and Horses” as our entrance song, you were so flexible. We can safely say that listening to it being played for the first time, when we walked in the room, just made the moment feel so much more special and we have it captured on video to remember forever. Every single note was played to perfection and it added a little bit of character and personalisation to our day. We can’t thank you enough for everything you did from start to finish. When we initially had to postpone our wedding, due to the pandemic, you fitted in with our new date straight away and allowed us to few relaxed about everything.

Keep being yourself Liz – you’re truly a very talented pianist with a heart of gold and there will be so many more couples (both before and after us) who will feel the same way as us – truly blessed and lucky to have had to opportunity to incorporate your happiness, smiles and wonderful talent into the best day of our life!

Mr and Mrs Birch xxxx

Mottram Hall Wedding Pianist Liz Hendry with Mr and Mrs Birch

Mottram Hall Wedding Suppliers

Other suppliers on this wedding included

ButterCup Cakes https://www.buttercup-cakes.net/

Lee Brown Photography https://www.lsbp.co.uk/

Pete Johnson Wedding Films https://www.petejohnsonfilms.co.uk/

I Do Venue Dressing

DJ Dave Whicker

Sarah Meredith Make-up and hair

The Word is Love

Mickey Toones Caricatures

Lasting Memories and Events

Flowers by Jemma Holmes

Peter Burrows Toast master

Mere Court Hotel

Made us cry!

We saw Liz at  the Mere Court Hotel’s wedding fayre, and when she played  ‘A Thousand Years’ it made us cry!

The ceremony was beautiful, it made things even more emotional when walking down the aisle, couldn’t hold in the tears! All the guests complimented the pianist and how amazing she was afterwards. She was extremely professional and polite.

We would recommend to friends and family in future. 

Thank you! 

Leah and Joe 

Mere Court Hotel with Leah and Joe

Mere Court Hotel

It was so great to be back at Mere Court Hotel for the beautiful wedding ceremony of Leah and Joe.
https://www.merecourt.co.uk/


Wow what a beautiful bride who looked stunning as she walked down the aisle to ‘A Thousand Years!’


The team at Mere Court did an amazing job as usual and it was brilliant to work with some fantastic suppliers including
Perfect Weddings Altrincham.
Aga Hosking Photography https://www.agahosking.com/
Andy Stelmach Wedding Filmmaker https://www.andystelmach.com/#portfolio
Your Ceremony https://yourceremony.org.uk/
And a great musician
Mike Smith Saxophonist- who I would recommend if anyone is looking for a Sax player!

Mere Court Hotel Pianist

If you are looking for a pianist or piano vocalist for your wedding at The Mere Court Hotel, you can find out more information about us at Live Piano Ltd
http://www.livepiano.co.uk
Live Piano

Nunsmere Hall Pianist

Beautiful brides Victoria and Amanda were married in Early July 2021 at Nunsmere Hall Hotel and what a fabulous wedding! It was my first time here and I absolutely loved it! http://Nunsmere.co.uk

This venue is stunning inside and out with a beautiful Hall for the wedding daytime, and a large marquee for the evening reception, or to host bigger weddings. The service here is second to none with very attentive staff and wedding co-ordination.



What a pleasure to work with The Tall Toastmaster who I would definitely recommend for your wedding!! Very organised and great fun! http://www.thetalltoastmaster.co.uk
It was also lovely to work with
Lamb Photography http://www.lambphotography.co.uk
Joseph William Film
www.livepiano.co.ukhttp://www.livepiano.co.uk

Victoria and Amanda said “ Thank you for everything Liz. You have been Truly Amazing!” (Instagram lizhendry_pianist)

Wedding pianist in Cheshire

Mr and Mrs Shaw looked for a wedding pianist for their Cheshire wedding at Delamere Manor

Check out this review by Mrs Shaw, the beautiful bride from this Cheshire wedding at Delamere Manor.  This was another wonderful wedding and it featured a beautiful outdoor ceremony.  You will see from the pictures below Liz performed outside, made possible by the beautiful, white Dutchgrand that it so integral to her look.

We were lucky enough to book you for our wedding in April and we are so glad we did! You were amazing and totally exceeded our expectations! You made our ceremony so special. The wedding breakfast was so relaxed with you playing, all of our guests commented on how amazing it was! Not only that, but you are a lovely lady who has been a pleasure to deal with right from the start! Thanks Liz, for adding that perfect touch to our big day! xxx

Mrs Ruby Shaw

Liz Hendry with Mr and Mrs Shaw

Liz Hendry with a lovely bride and groom at Delamere Manor

The Live Piano Experience at Delamere Manor

Another beautiful outdoor wedding ceremony featuring the white Dutchgrand at Cheshire Wedding Venue, Delamere Manor

We recommend Liz 100% for weddings

Jessica and John were married at the beautiful Sandhole Oak Barn in Cheshire with bespoke piano music from Liz Hendry who they highly recommend!

Sandhole Oak Barn is a another fantastic cheshire wedding venue.  This is particularly nice because they have a lovely, well maintained grand piano in the ceremony room.  However, to give the bride and groom flexibility to hold their wedding drinks reception outside by the water, Liz was happy to set up the Dutchgrand white baby grand piano under the pergola by the water. See how they recommend her in their kind review.

Just wanted to say a huge thank you again to Liz for playing at our wedding. We cannot recommend Liz enough. She is so lovely and right from the beginning we knew she would make our day extra special. She has such a wide repertoire and was accommodating to all our requests for the day. Her playing is absolutely stunning and it just added that extra special sparkle to our day. We had so so many comments from our guests about how good she was – one guest even said they wanted to take her home with her!! We would 100% recommend her for any weddings/special occasions.

Thank you again Liz – it wouldn’t have been the same without you!

Mr & Mrs Murphy xxx

Liz Hendry and all at The Live Piano Experience wish Mr & Mrs Murphy a life time of happiness and prosperity.

Liz Hendry Wedding Pianist with Jessica and John by the piano at Sandhole Oak Barn Cheshire Wedding Venue

Jessica and John recommend Liz Hendry Wedding Pianist pictured by the piano at Sandhole Oak Barn Cheshire Wedding Venue.

 

Liz’s white baby grand piano outside at Sandhole Oak barn

Liz Hendry’s white baby grand piano outside at Sandhole Oak barn