Couldn't have been better. George was so easy to work with, he offered to learn and did learn new songs for us, he was competitively priced, and he even played for a bit of extra time due to delays. He was totally awesome. One short anecdote: During our processional, in the midst of many slow marches down the aisle of groomsmen and bridesmaids, a flower girl bolted down the aisle at a full sprint. Without missing a beat, George sped up the pace of his processional music to match the running flower girl, then slowed it back down as the rest of the wedding party proceeded at the previous, slower pace. It was just a beautiful moment of spontaneity. We're so grateful to George for being part of our special day; you should consider making him part of yours, too!
The Knot Review by John M.
July 9, 2022 Wedding Ceremony and Cocktail Hour
Sunset View Lodge, Hocking Hills, Logan, Ohio
George was absolutely amazing! We had a very small wedding with varying ages. He played beautiful music for our wedding, cocktail hour, dinner and then for some dancing. Our guests thoroughly enjoyed the night and everyone was so impressed with the song selection he chose. So grateful we found him! Be even learned a song for my husband (Ripple by the Grateful Dead) to dance with his daughter. It was so beautiful! We HIGHLY HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend George! In fact, several of my guests asked for his card to book for upcoming events! Thank you, George, for making our day so incredibly memorable!
GigSalad Review by Suzy K.
June 10, 2022 Wedding Ceremony & Dinner Reception
Stone Oak Country Club, Holland, Ohio
We had a small backyard wedding on 5/28/2022 and hired George for the ceremony music. He was awesome! He showed up early, and all the guests loved the music. We even ran into a last minute snag and needed an extra microphone, which George kindly brought with him. Great guy and talented musician!!
The Knot Review by Bryce K.
May 28, 2022 Backyard Wedding Ceremony
We used George for our prelude and ceremony acoustic music. He was extremely flexible in learning personalized songs for our ceremony. Multiple guests commented on his fantastic guitar playing and talent. He was easy to communicate with and a pleasure to work with.
The Knot Review by Allison H.
January 29, 2022 Wedding Ceremony and Cocktail Hour
Strongwater Food and Spirits, Columbus, Ohio
George Schumann was amazing. He was a perfect addition to our reception. He was kind and thoughtful and extremely talented. Would hire him again in a heartbeat.
The Bash Review by Anne L.
November 5, 2021 Wedding Reception
The Old Barn, Lima, Ohio
George was excellent!! Very professional and would hire him again!!
GigSalad Review by Rhonda Schottenstein
October 31, 2021 Bridal Shower
New Albany Country Club, New Albany, Ohio
George played for our wedding on 10/23/21 and it was absolutely wonderful. He was very easy to work with from the beginning and was very prompt with email communications. He has a lengthy list of song selections, but also played the two songs I personally selected for our processional and recessional. His guitar playing is phenomenal, and it created a superb environment for the ceremony and reception. I would highly recommend him to anyone who is looking for a guitar player for their wedding.
The Knot Review by Christina A.
October 23, 2021 Wedding Ceremony and Dinner Reception
The Inn at Honey Run, Millersburg, Ohio
George was outstanding! After visiting a few local places to hear him play live prior to booking, it was clear he was the best person for our celebration. We had eloped at a nature preserve, and George went so far as to pack in/out his guitar, amp and music over a half mile total in his tux so we could have music at our ceremony. He then set up at New Albany Country Club for a private dinner party celebration where he provided a lovely evening's worth of great music. Several guests went so far as to sing along to some of the hits. George was extremely accommodating, really going above and beyond to meet our needs. We even worked with him to arrange a couple songs of our choosing. I 100% recommend him to anyone looking for a classy or casual affair. Already looking forward to hearing him on a Friday or Saturday night soon.
The Knot Review by Zach B.
October 22, 2021 Wedding Ceremony at Denison Nature Preserve, Granville, Ohio
Followed by Wedding Reception and Dinner at New Albany Country Club, New Albany, Ohio
George was phenomenal to work with! He was really responsive and professional in all communications, and the day of our wedding. I was most impressed by him offering to learn a few songs to play during our ceremony! I can’t recommend him and his services enough. 😊
The Knot Review by Maria L.
September 26, 2021 Wedding Ceremony and Cocktail Hour
Buxton Inn, Granville, Ohio
Very professional. Brought everything he needed for a flawless experience. Guests were pleased and many said they’d love to come see him again!
GigSalad Review by Tyler W.
September 18, 2021 Restaurant Performance on the Patio
Barra Tacos & Cocktails, Upper Arlington, Ohio
George was very professional, punctual and reliable. He even learned to play a few songs I requested for special music. Very flexible and always great with returning emails and info sent to him. Great job, George! Thanks so much.
The Knot Review by Kari W.
August 28, 2021 Wedding Ceremony
Covered Bridge at Sycamore Creek Park, Pickerington, Ohio
George is extremely talented as well as professional. He went out of his way to accommodate everybody.
GigSalad Review by Mary S.
August 21, 2021 Backyard Engagement Party
New Philadelphia, Ohio
George was wonderful to work with and hung in there with us through 3 wedding date reschedules. His responses to emails were always same day - and there were many emails! Can't say enough about him and the beautiful music that he provided for our wedding day. Thank you, George!
The Knot Review by Paula D.
August 14, 2021 Wedding Ceremony and Cocktail Hour
The Farm at Harvest Hills, Delaware, Ohio
Perfect background music for any event
George was incredibly professional. He came early to set up his own sound system and played music for my entire event. He is a fabulous musician and all my guests were impressed with him.
GigSalad Review by Tamara S.
July 24, 2021 Combination Backyard Bon Voyage and Birthday Party
Black Lick/Gahanna, Ohio
George was wonderful! He played for my husbands 30th birthday party and kept the mood lively, fun, and energetic! Highly recommend!!
The Bash Review by Gabi W.
July 10, 2021 30th Birthday Party
Scioto Country Club, Upper Arlington, Ohio
Everyone kept complimenting this musician all night long, helped make the party!
Thumbtack Review by Jay A.
June 26, 2021 Medical School Graduation Party
Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse, Easton Town Center, Columbus, Ohio
George is terrific, a talented musician who has an extensive repertoire. He played all the selections we requested plus lots of others. The music was beautiful and appealed to both young and old. A brief rain shower did not disrupt his performance or professionalism. I’d definitely use him again.
The Knot Review by Wyatt K.
June 11, 2021 Backyard Wedding Rehearsal Dinner
George was responsive to our emails quickly and professionally. He was flexible when our date needed to be rescheduled. I had asked for a song for my wedding that was not in his current set and he wrote us a unique acoustic composition just for our wedding. It was so beautiful, there was not a dry eye there. Wonderful working with him!
The Bash Review by Margaret C.
May 8, 2021 Wedding Ceremony
Nationwide Hotel & Conference Center, Lewis Center, Ohio
George was so easy to work with and extended himself to do exactly what we needed. Lovely music for our service. He showed up early to rehearse with our singers and exceeded every expectation.
GigSalad Review by William B.
April 17, 2021 Memorial Service
Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes, West Virginia
George was easy to work with. Beyond that, his musical knowledge is vast and performances were excellent. In fact, our guests still talk about how great George was! George provided the perfect vibe for our wedding day!
The Knot Review by William W.
April 10, 2021 Wedding Ceremony and Reception
Bergstresser/Dietz Covered Bridge, and Loose Rail Brewing, Canal Winchester, Ohio
George made my aunt's birthday a special day. He is talented and my family and I really enjoyed his music. Looking forward to working with you again!
Thumbtack Review by Audry M.
March 2021 Birthday Party, Violet Township, Ohio
Not only is George talented, but he is so kind and accommodating. He played his acoustic guitar at our small intimate ceremony and it was such a nice touch. He even learned some special songs we requested. We'll be hiring him again for our larger reception next year.
The Knot Review by Catie E.
Fall 2020 Wedding Ceremony
Flat 51, German Village, Columbus, Ohio
I asked a lot of George for my wedding. I asked him to play 3 songs that are not meant for the guitar at all (Jurassic Park theme song, Hedwig’s theme and Hooked on a Feeling). He played them so beautifully, without complaint or push back. He was fantastic. I absolutely recommend George for your events. He will not disappoint!
GigSalad Review by Sarah L.
10/31/20 Wedding Ceremony
Indian Village Day Camp, Columbus, Ohio
What can I say? George is amazing. We first noticed his talent and pleasurable music while at Fugu Sushi. I reached out to him to see if he could play my wedding. Thankfully he was available that day. George will make whatever event you have 10X more classy. He showed up professionally dressed in a tuxedo for my black tie wedding day. He blends in very nicely. You will not be disappointed. He's worth every penny plus more. Highly recommend.
The Knot Review by Joe T.
10/25/20 Cocktail Reception and Dinner
The Westin Great Southern, Columbus, OH
George was great to work with! He was extremely friendly and did a wonderful job performing for our wedding ceremony, it was everything we wanted it to be! Although we were off getting our pictures during cocktail hour (and unfortunately had to miss George's playing during it), we had guests telling us later in the night how much they enjoyed listening to him play! Communication with George leading up to our wedding was always great! Even after hiring him on short notice, he was always super nice and very accommodating to make our wedding ceremony exactly how we wanted. We would highly recommend George Schumann to anyone looking for a guitarist to add something special to their wedding day!
The Knot Review by Haley and Martin Z.
10/10/20 Wedding Ceremony and Cocktail Reception
I couldn’t speak more highly of George’s talents and professionalism. He was so easy to work with both in our communications before the wedding and on the day of. Even when we experienced some rain during the reception, George handled it like a pro and was not phased. Our first dance was to “Can’t Help Falling in Love” by Elvis, and thanks to George that song will continue to hold a special place in my heart. Book George Schumann and you will not be disappointed!
The Knot Review by Patrick L.
10/4/20 Wedding Ceremony and Cocktail Reception
The Orchard House, Granville, OH
George was amazing!! He provided The music for our ceremony and cocktail hour. He is very talented and kept our guests very entertained and impressed. He did a wonderful job with the songs we requested for our ceremony. Hands down one of the best choices that we made for our wedding. Thank you George! ❤️
The Knot Review by Dawn H.
10/3/20 Wedding Ceremony and Cocktail Reception
George was AMAZING. Not only prompt to answer every email I had, but was so willing to accommodate all my changes (there were so many) on my wedding throughout this pandemic. George was so professional and amazing throughout my ceremony and cocktail hour. I recommend for all!
The Bash Review by Ferris D.
9/19/20 Wedding Ceremony and Cocktail Reception
George was the highlight of our intimate backyard wedding! He was extremely responsive to emails, he took song suggestions that weren’t in his list of options and learned them, is very reasonably priced, and of course plays BEAUTIFULLY. Our guests raved about him all night and still text us to this day how amazing he was and that they wanted his info. If you’re looking for a guitarist for your wedding, look no further.. George is your guy!
The Knot Review by Rachael F.
9/18/20 Wedding Ceremony & Cocktail Reception
If you are considering live music for your wedding ceremony or reception hire George! Don’t even hesitate! He had a wonderful online profile with song samples to choose from but to be honest his playing live doesn’t do his profile justice. He is amazing!! I emailed George the songs and vibe I wanted at my September backyard wedding and he showed up, set up and was playing before I even got to meet him! Such a professional!
The Knot Review by Sam H.
9/12/20 Wedding Ceremony and Cocktail Reception
Old Town East, Columbus, OH
George was very professional and punctual throughout the booking and day-of experiences. I would highly recommend him for your special event. My bride and I very much enjoyed the personal touches he added. Also, the guests were very impressed with his guitar playing skills.
The Knot Review by Grant J.
9/11/20 Wedding Rehearsal Dinner
Muirfield Village Golf Club, Dublin, OH
With Covid our daughters wedding was turned upside down. After having to change the venues we got lucky and found George and his guitar. We texted/emailed back and forth, hashed out the details and I didn't have to worry about a thing. He was professional, prompt and the assortment of music he played, was just beautiful. George if you see this- our daughter thought it was perfect, better than the original wedding plans. Thanks for making her day truly special and unique. Continued success to you!
Pam and Jeff Sexton
8/29/20 Wedding Ceremony
Gazebo at Goodale Park, Columbus, OH
George was fantastic!! He was professional, courteous and is very talented. He performed at my house for my husbands 40th bday. Everyone enjoyed his music and his presence brought a level of classiness to the party. Will hire him again.
8/21/20 Backyard Birthday Party
George played guitar for our backyard wedding ceremony, during photos and a cocktail hour. The music was so beautiful and set the perfect tone for our wedding. George was very professional and helpful throughout the process and already had each song we wanted in his repertoire. Our family members all agreed that George was the perfect addition to our wedding, and we’re so thankful he was able to be there! We wholeheartedly recommend George for any event and wouldn’t hesitate to book him again. Thanks, George!
The Knot Review by Claire B.
6/13/20 Backyard Wedding Ceremony
What a gentleman Mr. Schumann was. He was prompt in messaging me back to set up the event and flexible with the timing. He showed up on time and helped my family and I enjoy the evening and a cookout for my wife’s birthday. Thank you George for creating such wonderful memories for us.
Thumbtack Review by Samir B.
6/6/20 Backyard Birthday Party
Genoa Township, Ohio
George played at a veterans function for us and everyone enjoyed the music! It was a laid-back function and his guitar playing just made the environment even better. I really appreciated that he was punctual and had everything he needed, his set-up was quick and he started to play! Even though our function was quite casual, and he knew what the event was, he was dressed professionally. We really enjoyed that as people came into our event, they were greeted with his lovely guitar playing. Thanks for helping us make our event successful!
Thumbtack Review by Kim F.
9/21/19 Blue Star Moms Benefit Dinner, American Legion Post 532
George did a phenomenal job coming up with an arrangement for “I Get to Love You” for my proposal! His song was elegant and it brought my fiancé to tears😭
Thumbtack Review by Jake P.
11/30/19 Marriage Proposal
George played at our Holiday open house and he was wonderful. Many customer compliments and he wasn’t obtrusive at all. We were able to talk and mingle around him.
Thumbtack Review by Barb P.
11/9/19 Holiday Open House at Kroger
George's services are 5-Star!
Thumbtack Review by Obi M.
10/10/19 Marriage Proposal
Incredibly Talented, Easy To Work With, And Great Music
George Schumann played for a reception I recently hosted. He is incredibly talented, he is easy to work with, and his music helped create the perfect environment for the reception. I highly recommend him.
WeddingWire Review by Shawn Dominey, President, OACDL
10/3/19 OACDL Cocktail and Dinner Reception
The Ivory Room, Miranova Place, Columbus, Ohio
George was an awesome asset to have at our wedding. He was super responsive, awesome to meet and he played wonderfully. I reached out to him months before
our wedding and gave him a few songs I wanted to use in our wedding (that he was unfamiliar with) He invited us to watch him play them at a restaurant so we could hear how they sounded beforehand. We were thankful to have found George because he was a great price and well worth it! We would recommend George a million times over. He played great and is an awesome guy.
Thumbtack Review by Jill S.
9/7/19 Wedding Ceremony
The Heritage Golf Club, Hilliard, Ohio
This was the finishing touch!
George was wonderful - we planned a small intimate ceremony at Schiller Park and decided that we wanted to have some music. George was the perfect accompaniment to the day, he played beautifully!
Wedding Wire Review by Jenifer Fraioli
8/10/19 Wedding Ceremony
Schiller Park, Columbus, Ohio
We are so glad we connected with George when looking for a musician for our wedding! We knew we wanted acoustic guitar playing for our intimate ceremony. George was quick to respond to all of our emails, questions, and requests. In addition to being attentive, he was professional and kind. George learned the songs we had in mind and added an extra special touch to our intimate wedding ceremony with his skillful guitar playing. George even played our songs for us when we visited the sushi restaurant where he is featured on Friday evenings. George traveled to both our rehearsal and event and showed up early with a smile on his face. He was friendly with guests and worked well with the venue staff. We could not have asked for a better or more professional musician! We highly recommend George if you are looking for a talented guitarist and kind person to help make your event special and stress-free!
GigSalad Review by Kristin Long
7/22/19, Hocking Hills Wedding Chapel, Sugar Grove, Ohio
I can't say enough about George! From the point of contact to the start of his session, he was responsive to my questions and ideas. Upon arrival to set up he selected a perfect location to sit that allowed us to enjoy the music. He is, of course, a most talented musician playing a variety of songs across 2 hours. It was nothing short of spectacular! George made a special event perfect.
Thumbtack Review by William Miller
7/16/19 Private Dinner
The perfect blend of class and music!
We used Romantic Guitar for our daughters graduation luncheon for 110 people. Everyone LOVE the music! The song were perfect! After the event, at least 20 of my guest asked how they could hire George for their event. We will keep George in mind for any event we have that needs a touch of great music!
WeddingWire Review by Tommy Ferguson
6/2/19 High School Graduation Luncheon
St. Stephen's House, Columbus, Ohio
Great experience with George this past weekend during our Mother's Day Brunch event. He did an amazing job!
Thumbtack Review by Kacey Shaw
5/12/19 Hidden Valley Orchards, Lebanon, Ohio
George's music was great! He really nailed his rendition of Claire de Lune for our wedding. He also kept people engaged during our cocktail hour. Definitely recommend him!!
Thumbtack Review by Brooke L.
5/11/19 Wedding Ceremony and Cocktail Reception
at The Honey Farm, Lebanon, Ohio
George was Perfect!
I wanted a guitarist for the ceremony/cocktail hour of my wedding in October. George was nothing but professional, fun, and quick to respond. I had requested a couple songs to be played for the ceremony and he learned them for our big day! About a month or so before our big day, he invited my fiance and I to a sushi restaurant where he plays. He played our our songs for us while we sipped on wine and ate sushi. He was amazing! He played our cocktail and our ceremony and we got so many compliments on his playing skills. He was A HIT at our wedding. I strongly recommend...he was willing to travel 50 miles to play our big day, and I can't thank him enough because I couldn't have imagined having someone else play our wedding ceremony. If you're in the Columbus area, I recommend George with Romantic Guitar.
GigSalad Review by Samantha Lawwell Snyder
10/27/18 Wedding at Stillwell Centre, Chillicothe, Ohio
We had an outdoor English Countryside wedding and wanted someone who would provide romantic guitar music which people could enjoy listening to and also have a conversation with other guests without straining over the music. George was perfect! His style of romantic guitar is lovely and has an upbeat feel to it. Many of our guests commented on how much they enjoyed the music. George was also extremely accommodating and easy to work with. We would highly recommend him for weddings, parties, engagements, etc...
The Knot Review by Amy H.
9/16/17 Wedding after-party at Welsh Hills Inn, Granville, Ohio
George performed during the ceremony at my daughter's wedding this past weekend in Columbus. Beautiful stylings of an eclectic mix. Many of those in attendance commented on his lovely performance. George is wonderful to work with as well! Many thumbs up from this grateful father of the bride!
GigSalad Review by William Kirby
2/18/17 Wedding Ceremony at the Columbus Athletic Club
George was wonderful, from the first moment of contact until he was done performing on our special day. I come from a family of musicians and grew up with music being a huge part of everyday life. As critical as we can be, every one of my family members and so many friends commented on how great George sounded. We asked for several songs that George specifically learned and arranged to play during our ceremony, and he did an amazing job! We highly recommend him and couldn't have been happier. Thank you so much George:)
The Knot Review by Kristy C.
9/30/16 Wedding Ceremony at Miranova
George was a wonderful addition to our wedding reception and ceremony. He was prompt, professional and very musically talented. I would use him again without question.
The Knot Review by Kathy T.
2/27/16 Wedding Ceremony and Cocktail Hour at the Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel
George was absolutely wonderful. He came to our home, sat with our family and got a real feel for the songs we had chosen. He was at the rehearsal and very prompt on the day of the wedding. George and his music set the tone for our special day.
The Knot Review by Janet L.
4/17/15 Wedding Ceremony at Scioto Reserve Country Club
I want to thank you for helping to make Saturday truly magical for the couple! Everything came out beautifully. I hope we have the chance to work together again in the future! Have a great week and I look forward to working with you again soon.
(August 19, 2019 email from Nitina Francis, Lead Coordinator & Event Designer, Burgandy Ginger Events, regarding August 17, 2019 wedding at Jefferson Mansion, Bexley Ohio)
Paul and I wanted to say thank you. We are sorry we did not get a chance to thank you on Monday before you had to pack up. We are so glad we were able to connect with you when looking for a musician. We really appreciate the time you took to learn our songs and travel to our location. The music you provided was perfect for our intimate ceremony.
We wish you the best!
(July 24, 2019 email regarding July 21, 2019 wedding at Hocking Hills Wedding Chapel, Sugar Grove, Ohio)
July 2019 Wedding Ceremony
Hocking Hills Wedding Chapel