The Riverbarn

The Riverbarn is a beautiful, rustic, exclusive wedding venue close to the River Wyre in Lancashire. I’m proud to be a recommended supplier at this beautiful venue which is a stunning space to hold your wedding, with the added luxury of gorgeous accommodation within both the Manor House and the Oak Tree Cabins.

The Riverbarn
Inside the Riverbarn

My white ‘dutchgrand’ is a lovely addition to this room which has a Bose sound system to help make a fabulous sound with the superb acoustics. It’s so nice to have a bespoke live instrumental piano version of your favourite song as you walk down the aisle.

Liz Hendry at The Riverbarn


A recommended Supplier at The Riverbarn

I am very lucky to have played at The Riverbarn many times and was especially pleased to play for some close friends of the owners, who were the first couple to get married there after its amazing refurbishment and reinvention in 2022.

Liz Hendry at the Riverbarn
Liz Hendry with Mr and Mrs Rydings

The Wedding of The Whitesmiths at The Riverbarn

In summer 2023 I was honoured to play for Jason and Joe Whitesmith at The Riverbarn. I have known and worked with Jason for many years as he is the events manager at Knowsley Hall. Jason wanted to choose his favourite suppliers to use at his own wedding and I was pleased and proud to be able to play for him on this special moment in his life.
Jason and Joe wanted a mash up of two songs, one to represent each of them. And so I arranged a special entrance song especially for them, ‘Beauty and the Beast’ for Jason and ‘Smash into you’ by Beyoncé for Joe. I was able to use my musical proficiency to extend each part of the piece on the day, to fit in with the timing of each groom as they walked down the aisle, behind their own entourage of bridesmaids and special guests. I also played during the drinks reception, performing from my repertoire, with a mixture of songs of all styles.


A Review from The Whitesmiths after their wedding at The Riverbarn


Jason was kind enough to write me an amazing review saying

“This amazing Lady was always going to be part of our wedding day! From the moment I met Liz at Knowsley hall (where I work) and working alongside each other at numerous weddings and events she really is the best of the best! Myself and my new husband Joseph Smith can’t thank her enough for making our day the best day possible ❤️❤️ she even learnt Joseph’s aisle song (Beyoncé – Smash in to you) from scratch because she knew how much it meant to us. If you are looking for a Pianist please look no further! I am honoured to call this lady a friend she’s magical 🩷 you will forever be part of our special day and there are no words to thank you for making our wedding the best it possibly could be! Love you lots Liz 😘😘 all our love the whitesmiths ❤️❤️🏳️‍🌈”


Click to see some of my blogs where I have worked with Jason at Knowsley Hall. https://www.lizhendry.co.uk/category/wedding-venues/knowsley-hall-wedding-venues/

The photographer for the day was Jeff Langhorne and I was pleased to get this great image that he took whilst I was playing for the drinks reception. Jeff’s website is here https://jefflanghorne.com

The Riverbarn
The Riverbarn Drinks Reception
Liz Hendry with The Whitesmiths
Liz Hendry with The Whitesmiths

Here are some of other beautiful brides and grooms that I have had the honour to play for at The Riverbarn.

Amelia and David who were married at The Riverbarn

Rebecca and Brodie Evans had an amazing wedding at The Riverbarn in October 2023

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/

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/

The Villa at Wrea Green

The Villa at Wrea Green is a country house hotel in the beautiful Lancashire countryside. There is a beautiful hall for ceremonies, a piano lounge for drinks reception and a fantastic purpose built pavilion for wedding breakfasts and evening receptions. You can often find myself or my husband Mark the Piano Guy https://www.thepianoguy.co.uk/ playing at their open events and wedding fairs as recommended suppliers.

Here is the ceremony hall at The Villa at Wrea Green

In April Mr and Mrs Webster had an amazing wedding at the The Villa Wrea Green. I played for an emotional ceremony and there was a very fun crowd supporting this lovely couple. (Plus some unusual, gorgeous, furry guests. Alpacas!) After playing for the ceremony in the hall, I played during the drinks reception in the piano lounge.

Other suppliers at The Villa at Wrea Green.

Also working at this wedding –

Red Sweets Photography https://www.redsweetsphotography.co.uk/gallery

PCRoadshows Entertainments https://www.pcroadshows.com/

Ivy Dene Alpacas https://www.ivydenealpacas.co.uk/

The Villa at Wrea Green
The Villa at Wrea green

Here I am with the new Mr and Mrs Webster. Abigail Webster commented on my Facebook page saying, “Ahhh Liz! We can’t thank you enough! You helped make our day truly perfect xxx”

Songs chosen by Mr and Mrs Webster included

A Thousand Years by Christina Perri

Stand by Me by Oasis

Your Song by Elton John

Perfect by Ed Sheeran

Here I am at The Villa at Wrea Green, playing at one of their Sunday open days whilst engaged couples look around.

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/

Simply The Best – Bartle Hall Pianist

Bartle Hall was the setting for this beautiful winter wedding and Claire and Tim were an amazing and lovely couple to work for with great taste in music. Featured songs were ‘True’ by Spandau Ballet and ‘Hey Ho’ by the Lumineers. Their guests really knew how to celebrate and were all having a great time.




Image by Natalie Rawding Photography https://natalierawdingphotography.com/blog/

Congratulations to Mr and Mrs Leather. It was also great to work with Chumley Films and Flower Design who are both regulars, like myself, at Bartle Hall in Preston. https://www.chumleyfilms.com/


https://www.flowerdesign.co.uk/

Claire and Tim wrote me a wonderful review on Instagram

Simply The Best – Bartle Hall Pianist

Myself and Tim cannot thank Liz enough for making our wedding day the day it was. It was the most easiest decision to make on hearing her play at the Bartle Hall open day back in April, as soon as we heard her we wanted her! We booked her there and then, had a lovely call with her to go over the song choices and she just got us and what we’re about. We wanted a song from the Lumineers for the brides entrance song. It wasn’t listed on her repertoire but Liz did it for us, absolutely loved it!!!

Such a talented Pianist and can literally play anything. She gave us goose pimples throughout the ceremony and all through dinner, everyone in the room loved her and commented. Thank you Liz for such a wonderful vibe at our wedding, you were definitely meant to be and so glad we saw you when we did. You’re amazing! Thank you! Claire and Tim xxx

You can see Liz’s repertoire at https://www.lizhendry.co.uk/wedding-music-ideas-liz-hendry-wedding-pianist/


Instagram review of Liz Hendry from Claire and Tim

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

 

Simply Stunning Piano Music

Mandy and Emily were married in a simply stunning ceremony at Ashfield House with piano music from Liz Hendry 

Ashfield House is an award winning wedding venue in Standish.  Live Piano Ltd are honoured to be one of the recommended providers for their weddings and we frequently attend their open evenings.  This is where Mandy and Emily first met Liz Hendry and heard her piano music.  It is a fantastic idea to go and see a wedding venue when it is all set up for a beautiful wedding.  We find that our piano music is a great addition to the atmosphere of any wedding venue, particularly so at Ashfield house as our brides will confirm.  Check out the kind words Many and Emily sent to us.

The first time we heard Liz was at a wedding open evening at Ashfield House. As we walked into the ceremony room she started playing ‘Heaven.’ It was simply stunning! We looked at each other and knew not only had we found our venue but also the person who would be playing as we walked down the aisle.

On the day she was truly amazing, and even better than we remembered. She set the atmosphere and pretty much brought a tear to everyone’s eye. If you are looking for live piano music for your ceremony, reception drinks or wedding breakfast then look no further. We cannot thank you enough Liz. You were fantastic.

Mandy and Emily

Emily and Mandy at Ashfield House

Stunning Brides – Emily and Mandy. Just married.