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Ceremony Music in Washington, DC,
(202) 505-0033
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4.9 out of 5
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  • 60 Reviews


    Sandra Cerni

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  • My father insisted on having a live musician at our wedding and I am so extremely happy that he did. After he and my brother found Rich online, Rich was very responsive and helpful with coming up with an idea for the overall wedding procession and evening. What blew our minds the most was his desire to fulfill our song wishlist, and even more so his willingness and enthusiasm to learn a new song from our country, especially considering he only had one week to do so. My husband, I, and our family wholeheartedly thank Rich for being such a delight and for adding such lovely atmosphere to our day. We highly recommended Rich to others and hope to book him again in the future.

    Acorn T509

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    5 out of 5
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  • We chose Rich for our wedding September 19 in Baltimore. He was everything we could have hoped for and more. From the first time we reached out he responded promptly with detailed information. He was available for extensive back and forth before the ceremony. He learned two new songs for us, a processional and recessional. And his song book for the seating music and any post-ceremony playing is especially versatile, from professional-level classical guitar to Despacito and hits across the last several generations. On top of all that, he's humble and gracious and a delight to work with. Thanks Rich!

    Laura Kat Henderson

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  • Very professional. He went out of his way to help and was most accommodating. I'll be using him again!

    Jessica Vu

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    5 out of 5
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  • Rich was fantastic! After our original guitarist was unable to reschedule for our new date (rescheduled because of COVID), I was frantically searching for a new musician for our wedding. Rich was extremely professional and provided great advice and recommendations for our ceremony music. He has a large range of music you can pick from and he even offered to learn any songs that we wanted for our big day. His performance on the day of our wedding was also perfect. We got plenty of compliments from our guests about the music during the ceremony and cocktail hour. Overall, Rich is amazing and you won't regret booking him.

    David Rose

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  • My wife and I cannot say enough good things about Rich -- his talent, professionalism, and positive attitude, to name a few. Outdoor ceremony with a mic'ed up officiant? Extended family tuning in on Zoom? Strict COVID protocols? Looking for a gifted guitarist for the processional music. Rich is your guy.

    Erin Friedlander

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    5 out of 5
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  • Rich was amazing to work with for our wedding ceremony music. We gave him some ideas of what we wanted played (we went with Beatles/classic rock music played on classical guitar, which was BEAUTIFUL), and he handled the rest! We didn't have to worry about a thing. Thanks Rich!! 10/10, would hire again.

    Elizabeth

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    5 out of 5
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  • Rich played for my daughter's small outdoor wedding. She was an hour late due to her makeup artist car breaking down. Rich, without me asking, just jumped in and made things beautiful with his music. He was so professional and kind. Everyone told me they didn't even feel uncomfortable having to wait because of his playing. He made my daughter feel so special walking to her new husband. At the end of the night almost all the guest asked who he was and how did I find such a talented guitarist. His music made many souls peaceful in a time we all needed just that. I highly recommend Rich.

    Katie

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    5 out of 5
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  • Every little girl dreams of the perfect wedding and my dream was quite simple. I dreamt of a wedding in a garden with twinkle lights and romantic guitar music playing in the background. And Mr. Barry played a huge role in making my dream wedding come true. He is truly a beautiful artist who knows his craft very very well. He performed during our ceremony and reception. He played new hits like "All of Me" by John Legend and beautiful classics as well. He can play Spanish guitar ballads with ease. And to top it all off my husband is Moroccan and I had one request that even I thought might be too much - could he listen to Moroccan music and possibly play it on a guitar. And I will tell you that he recreated Moroccan music on his guitar so well that everyone recognized the songs and sang along. Now that is talent!! You will not be sorry when you book Mr. Barry for your wedding!!!

    Caitlin

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  • Wanting to go a non-traditional wedding music route for our wedding, we selected Rich Barry to play traditional Spanish guitar at our wedding. Based on only one email and one quick planning telephone conversation, Rich worked diligently with us to select the music for the ceremony. He also was quick to grasp the tone we were hoping to achieve during the cocktail hour. His preparation was so thorough and timely, we knew everything was truly ready. All that was left to do was wait for the wedding. Rich made everything so easy. He also was a very talented performer. Many guests remarked on how lovely the guitar music was, and how much they appreciated the uniqueness of his talent.

    User5473683

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  • Rich's music is beautiful, and the presentation is wonderful as well. We received so many compliments on the music at our reception. Aside from the presentation, he was very responsive to all of my emails and very professional. I'd highly recommend him for weddings or any event you'd like to make unique.

    Melissa

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  • Rich and the violinist he works with (I can't remember her name!) played for our wedding ceremony. I was very particular about the music I wanted played, which included a few songs that weren't on his list, and he was so flexible and accommodating. The two of them learned the Anne of Green Gables theme song, "Anne's Theme," for my processional, and I'll never forget how perfect it was. Just beautiful. Talented, professional and easy to work with—what more could you ask for?

    Amy

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  • Although I did not even get the chance to see Rich on the wedding day, he was a great vendor to work with! Very responsive, friendly, and super easy-going. The music was great and he provided a microphone for our officiant. His prices were extremely reasonable and he is a great guitarist!

    Jennifer

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  • Rich performed with a violinist for our ceremony and reception. Beautiful music and he did a great job keeping the mood romantic for the ceremony and more upbeat for the reception dinner. Professional, talented, and super accommodating to our song requests (note: the imperial march played on guitar and violin is pretty amazing as a recessional!). Definitely recommend hiring him AND getting his CD!

    Anna

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  • Musician was a no show -- August 21, 2015

    responded with the following comments.

    Refunded the deposit, Paid for replacement and Paid back an additional $150 as an apology.

    Sara

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  • Rich was exactly what we wanted for our wedding. We chose songs listed his website and he played beautifully (Fields of Gold and Can't Help Falling In Love). It provided the perfect feel for our ceremony. Sorry we didn't get to talk to him at the wedding!
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