Pricing Structure

First hour $400

Each subsequent hour $300

Special request for new music arrangement $100

Most of our bookings tend to be 2 to 4 hours long. At weddings, we typically play as guests arrive, during the ceremony itself, and for at least an hour after the ceremony has finished while photos are being taken. Sometimes we play until the guests are called to the wedding banquet, and even occasionally through the dinner itself.

Enquiries regarding extended bookings are welcome. The longest Praesto engagements to date are 7 hours in Hanmer Springs and Wanaka. We have dozens of hours of music, so no job is too big.

If travel outside Christchurch is required, travel time is charged at $100 per hour plus base petrol cost; this is negotiable for longer bookings. Our inner-city zone extends to Belfast, Templeton and Tai Tapu (ie. approximately 15 km or 20 minutes’ drive from Christchurch City Centre).


Payment is kindly requested in advance. A pencil-booking can be made with a $100 deposit to hold our availability for a reasonable length of time. Payment in full will confirm your booking and lock in our players, and will be gratefully accepted any time after the deposit has been placed and ideally up to 2 months before the event.

Our preferred method of payment is direct deposit into our bank account. We also accept cheques.