Rates and Bookings
 
 

           Rates vary due the date, environment, music choices, travel and type of event. This website is a guide line to help you with decisions in choosing Celia for your event. Celia is there to help you and simplify the booking process so that there are no surprises at the last minute due to everything being sorted out up front. The following is information and requirements and expectations of both you and Celia and any further questions can be asked on our contact page.

           All dates are booked on a first-come first-served basis and are held with a 50% non-refundable deposit. The minimum deposit is $100.  No dates will be held without a signed contract and deposit. Simply inquiring if your date is available does NOT hold the date for you.

 

 1. Inquire if your date is available. Prime dates fill quickly specially through out the wedding and holiday seasons as well as the summer months, so do this as soon as possible.  You may use any of the contact methods, phone, email and the contact page.  The prices listed on this site are guidelines only.  Please contact me for an exact quote for your event.  

2. Request that a contract be mailed or emailed to you.

3. Print and or return the contract, along with your deposit, by the date specified at the top of the performance agreement (two weeks from date of contract).  The deposit is 50% of the contracted fee (not less than $100).  If you do not return the contract and deposit by this date, the agreement is cancelled, and your date will be opened to other bookings.

4. Once I have received the signed contract and your deposit, the date and time is booked for you.

5. For wedding ceremonies, make an appointment for your consultation to select the music to be performed.

 
 

 
 

Weddings and Wedding packages

           The harp is the perfect instrument for you wedding day and can provide all the musical needs for the entire wedding process from popping the question to the wedding reception. Dress can be black formal or color coordinated to match your wedding party. My fees include a consultation for selecting music and to discuss the depth of which the harp can fulfill your needs and budget. Special requested music for which I do not own the sheet music must be provided by you at least 4 weeks in advance before your wedding so I have time to prepare the piece to performance standards. The same is true if you want a vocalist or other musicians to perform as an ensemble.

           A basic wedding service includes approximately 15 minutes of prelude music, the ceremony itself and a 10 minute postlude. In the event of a traditional Catholic Mass or any other ceremony that will over run the allotted 1 hour rate, additional ½ hour can be purchased or added at the rate of $50 per half hour. 

Wedding services start at: $350
Wedding Ceremonies that fall on a holiday are $450. 

Services Includes:

  • Personal Music Consultation
  • All ceremony music, prelude through postlude, up to one hour and fifteen minutes
  • Amplification, if needed
  • Set-up and transportation
  • Performance of special music requests
  • Completely customized ceremony music
  • Travel within the Kansas City metropolitan area

Additional charges may include:

  • Travel charges for all locations outside the Kansas City metro area.
  • Ceremonies longer than one hour: $50 per each additional 30 minutes
  • $25 per song to accompany a vocalist (includes a brief rehearsal the day of your wedding at your ceremony location)
  • Song requests for which I do not own the music: publisher's price plus shipping (if applicable); approximately $5 per song
  • Additional rehearsals with other wedding ceremony musicians or vocalists, $100 per hour.
  • Optional attendance at wedding ceremony rehearsal: $200 for the first hour; $100 for each additional hour.

Rehearsal Attendance:

           My presence is not required at the wedding ceremony rehearsal. During our consultation (included in the fee for your ceremony), we will go over the order of your wedding, select music, and discuss my cues for the processionals. On the day of your wedding, I will time the music to what is happening, rather than the other way around. If, however, you desire that I be present at the rehearsal, my regular hourly fee will apply ($200 for the first hour; $100 for each additional hour).

Corporate Events and Public Events (Background Music):

           With a diverse repertoire of classical, popular, jazz standards, folk, Celtic and show tunes, each of your guests will hear the elegance and enjoy the music while still being able to hear a conversation. My fee includes a phone or email consultation to discuss your event and to select the type of music you would like to have performed.  There is a two hour minimum booking time on Saturdays and holidays.  The minimum booking time for all other days is one hour.

           I will arrive about 30 minutes prior to the time I will begin playing to set up and tune the harp. There is no charge for this set-up time.  If you require an earlier arrival time, please contact me to discuss fees.

           Please inquire about reduced rates for non-profit and educational groups (not available on Saturdays or holidays). Reduced rates are also available for regular weekly or monthly contracted bookings (such as in restaurants or for social clubs). 

Corporate Events:
Up to two hours: $300
Each additional hour: $100 

Additional charges may include:

  • Travel charges for locations not listed above
  • Song requests for which I do not own the music: publisher's price plus shipping (if applicable); approximately $5 per song
  • Additional rehearsals with other musicians, $50 per hour in my studio; $100 per hou

Funeral and Memorial Services

           Harp music is ideal for these solemn occasions. Its ethereal and peaceful music lifts and sooths the spirits of the grieving and bereaved. You can choose favorites to be played or leave the decisions up to me and I will provide appropriate and beautiful music.  No contract or deposit is required.
$200 includes:

  • Coordination with funeral director and family
  • 10-15 minutes prelude music
  • Up to four songs during the service
  • 10-15 minutes postlude music

Funeral/Memorial Service & Graveside Service booked together on same day: $300
Time constraints may require performance at Graveside Service to be on lever (Celtic) harp.

Visitation starts at: $300
Visitation booked with funeral on same day & in same location: $75/hour

Additional charges may include:

  • Travel charges for locations not listed above
  • Song requests for which I do not own the music: publisher's price plus shipping (if applicable); approximately $5 per song
  • Additional rehearsals with other musicians, $50 per hour in my studio; $100 per hour

Holiday Parties and Events

           A harp decorated with elegant white Christmas lights and poinsettias is the perfect way to celebrate the season with your favorite music. I provide background holiday music from Renaissance carols to modern popular songs, with amplification if necessary. Hanukkah music is also available upon request.  Whether you are having an intimate dinner party for friends and family or a grand corporate celebration for hundreds, I can delight your guests with their favorite Christmas songs.

           The minimum booking time for all events in December or on a holiday is two hours. After the first two hours, each additional hour is billed at the regular rate of $100 per hour. For events requiring less than two hours of music, a two hour booking is still necessary.  A 50% deposit is required to secure your date.

           This rate applies to all hourly events taking place during the month of December, including Wedding Receptions. If, however, you book your December Wedding Ceremony and Reception together, the regular hourly rates (see above) will apply for the Wedding Reception.   This holiday rate also applies to events that take place on Valentine's Day, Easter, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, and New Year's Day.

Events:
First Two Hours: $300
Holidays start at $399
Each Additional Hour: $100

Additional charges may include:

  • Travel charges for locations not listed above
  • Song requests for which I do not own the music: publisher's price plus shipping (if applicable); approximately $5 per song
  • Additional rehearsals with other musicians, $50 per hour in my studio; $100 per hour