For our ceremony music, we were referred to a very nice woman named Natalie Cox. Natalie offers two different harps at different rates (Please note our location doesn't have stairs and prices may differ for your location):
Small Celtic Harp: $325.00 for 2 hours.
Large Orchestral Harp: $375.00 for 2 hours.
Based in El Cerrito, will travel.
Below are the few other rates I received from other harpers.
I was quoted: $350 for 2 hours.
Based in Walnut Creek, will travel.
Mary Angelina Mei
I was quoted: $375 for 2 hours includes travel and music consultation
Based in Burlingame, will travel.
What is the difference between a celtic harp and a orchestral harp?
The celtic harp is smaller in scale (around 23 strings) than the orchestral harp (39 to 47 strings). The orchestral harp is a pedal harp and the celtic being a non-pedal harp. The celtic harp gives off a bell like tone while the pedal harp has a warm, rich, woody tone.
San Francisco Bay Area -
Michelle Sell, San Francisco Bay Area http://www.michellesell.com/wedding-event-music.html
Adria Jenny, San Francisco Bay Area http://www.harpgigs.com/adria/index.htm
Karen Patterson, San Francisco Bay Area http://www.aharp4u.com/
Lynn Taffin, San Francisco Bay Area http://www.lynntaffin.com/
Diana Rowan, San Francisco Bay Area http://www.sirenharp.com/weddings.html
Mitch Landy, San Francisco Bay Area http://www.harpguy.com/
East Bay -
Christwell Muhammad, Oakland http://www.harpistfromthehood.com/
North Bay -
Krista Strader, North Bay (Vallejo) http://www.kristastrader.com/
Sally Fletcher, San Rafael http://www.heavenlyharpist.com/
South Bay -
Stephanie (South Bay) and Heather (North Bay) http://www.harpeggio.com/
Pamela Scholz, South Bay (Monterey, Santa Cruz, San Jose)http://www.harpgigs.com/PamelaScholz/index.htm
Alice Yau, South Bay (San Jose)/San Francisco http://www.gracefulmusic.com/