Weddings & Events



A  traditional ceremony includes the following:

~Prelude music – approximately 20 minutes
~Bridal Party Processional
~Bride’s Procession
~Postlude music – approximately 10 minutes

 Accommodations can be made for new songs and additional music options such as an offertory, communion piece, Unity Candle, etc.

Non-Ceremony Wedding Events

~Engagement Parties
~Bridal Shower
~Bridesmaids’ Luncheon
~Rehearsal Dinner
~Reception Cocktail Hour
~Reception Dinner

Private Events

~Anniversary Parties
~Wine Tastings
~Memorial Services
~Open Houses
~Birthday Parties
~Grand Openings
~Retirement Dinners
~Holiday Parties


Events are booked on a first come first serve basis, and it is recommended that clientele book as far advance as possible to ensure their date. Holiday bookings include: Christmas Eve, New Years Eve, Valentines Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Halloween, and Thanksgiving. If reserving one of these dates or their adjoining weekend, please book as soon as possible as they are extremely popular and are often reserved as far as a year in advance. Special holiday rates may apply if booking one of these holidays.

Abigail Hughes guarantees a professional appearance, diverse repertoire, and dedication to your event. She has played professionally for over six years and has a passion for music. In booking Abigail, you can expect to work with a musician of quality and experience who will tailor each engagement she has to fit your desires for your event. She has a large and diverse repertoire, and can accommodate almost any special request. She has played at many different venues in the Fox Valley and Chicagoland area in her career. As a result, she can help you plan the details and how to best incorporate the harp music for your specific event and location.

Abigail also works with a group of professional music colleagues from the Chicago area. If you are interested in having an ensemble at your event, she would be happy to inquire of their availability. Past collaborations have included string quartets, flute, oboe, trumpet, piano, and French horn.

For your convenience, there are multiple audio samples on this site to give you a chance to hear her playing. Abigail often has live performances scheduled as well, so join her mailing list or connect on FaceBook for upcoming chances to hear her in person! Please contact Abigail for date inquiries, rates, and bookings.

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