Music for a church ceremony

Whether you’re arranging your own wedding, or helping a friend arrange theirs, allow our quick guide to help you choose the music for every stage of your big day.

If you are getting married in a church you can listen to some of the most popular wedding entrance music and hymns below.

 

Arrival of the bride

Lady Radnor's Suite (1) artwork

Lady Radnor's Suite (1) Hubert Parry (1848-1918 : England) Conductor: Patrick Hawes Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra Record label: Classic FM Catalogue ID: CFM D16

The Prince of Denmark's March artwork

The Prince of Denmark's March Jeremiah Clarke (c.1674-1707 : England) Soloists: Hakan Hardenberger; Simon Preston Record label: Philips Catalogue ID: 4340742

Bridal chorus artwork

Bridal chorus Wagner

Hymns

Franz Schubert (1797-1828 : Austria) Conductor: Kurt Herbert Adler Ensemble: National Philharmonic Orchestra Soloists: Luciano Pavarotti Record label: DECCA Catalogue ID: 4580002

Hubert Parry (1848-1918 : England) Conductor: Joseph Cullen Ensemble: Huddersfield Choral Society Record label: Classic FM Catalogue ID: CFMCD 53

The bride and groom depart

Charles Marie Widor (1844-1937 : France) Soloists: Peter Hurford Record label: Classic FM Catalogue ID: CFMFW 100

Hallelujah Chorus artwork

Hallelujah Chorus George Frideric Handel Conductor: Neville Marriner Ensemble: Academy of St Martin in the Fields Record label: Duo Catalogue ID: 470 044-2

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791 : Austria) Conductor: Colin Davis Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra Soloists: Kiri te Kanawa Record label: Philips Classics Catalogue ID: 4347252