Shelley Otis, Harpist

Ceremony pricing

Prices start at $350

Category: Live Solo Performer

Type: Solo instrumentalist

Type: Mixed chamber ensemble

Genres: Classical

  • Country/Folk
  • Pop/Top 40s
  • Reggae
  • Rock
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About Shelley Otis, Harpist

Shelley Otis


Shelley is a multi-award winning harpist based in the Boston area. Her musical style ranges from elegant classics to lively covers of pop songs. Couples can choose from a variety of genres including popular, classical, jazz, and various world traditions, and they are welcome to request additional songs that aren’t on her list. Finding just the right music for every couple is her top priority.

In addition to solo harp, Shelley plays piano and organ, and also collaborates with a violinist, cellist, percussionist, bassist, and vocalist. Any combination of instruments is possible, from a harp/violin duet, to a full band with harp, violin, percussion, and bass—a unique ensemble that brings an elegant yet lively sound to your wedding cocktail hour or reception.

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  • Ceremony microphones and sound
  • Hear us live
  • Learning new songs
  • Multiple location support
  • Music during breaks

Musical genres

  • Classical
  • Country/Folk
  • Pop/Top 40s
  • Reggae
  • Rock

Event types

  • Cocktail hour
  • Couples luncheon
  • Elopement
  • Engagement party
  • Farewell brunch
  • Other
  • Rehearsal dinner
  • Wedding ceremony
  • Wedding reception
  • Wedding shower
  • Welcome party


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  • Beautiful

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    Nahomie C.9 months ago

    Shelley played so beautifully at my wedding. My guests enjoyed her talent and she is very professional. She would play anything for you.

  • Helped Make Our Wedding 3

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    Elena10 months ago

    We’re so glad that we hired Shelley. She was so pleasant to work with throughout the entire process. She was humble, knowledgeable and super easy to work with in planning. She also had remarkable suggestions. When she arrived she did so with plenty of time to set up. The music was perfect and everyone complimented it through and through. She also helped us save money by suggesting more affordable packages, and customizing some to us. She even went above and beyond and did a couple of other things for our timeline that really made the night. Thanks so much for everything Shelley! You’re so talented

  • Marisa & Blake

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    Marisaa year ago

    Shelley was the cherry on top of our entire wedding ceremony and cocktail hour. The soft and elegant sound of her music really made our ceremony. I have had so many guests compliment the live music, and say what a difference it makes (compared to a DJ with speakers) when the bride is walking down the aisle. It creates this intimacy that is unmatched. I remember feeling so nervous during the ceremony, standing in front of all of our guests, but Shelley's soft harp music in the background completely grounded me, and I found myself listening to her music every time I felt nervous. After the ceremony, Shelley seamlessly began playing fun upbeat jazz music for our cocktail hour, which I found to be so much fun and really create that easy and relaxed vibe after the "I do" that we were going for. In addition to the harp just being absolutely amazing, Shelley was also so fun and easy to work with. She is one of the most centered and calm people I've ever met, and definitely a personality that I needed on my team as the big day grew closer and the stress increased. Her communication is excellent, and she has the ability to put all of the jumbled ideas into a solid plan by using her knowledge, experience, and creativity. I recommend Shelley 110%, this is definitely a service to include in your wedding; it's a small touch that makes a WORLD of difference on your big day.

  • Above and Beyond

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    Kelsey S.a year ago

    Shelley is an absolute pleasure to work with and incredible musician. We are so glad/lucky our venue let us switch the date after just booking a different weekend to accommodate her availability. She was definitely worth it and would recommend her services above all else for live music, especially for a beautiful garden ceremony like ours was.