My colleagues and I are professional musicians with years of performance experience. We love playing wedding music and would be honoured to be a part of your special day. For small events, a Classic Solo Violin or String Duo adds simple elegance. More musicians creates a fuller sound with lusher harmonies. Our String Trio and String Quartet are perfect for a more formal event with a large venue and/or long guest list. For a party vibe, book your Contemporary Ensemble to perform live alongside a recorded backing track.
Classic string ensembles play acoustic instruments (unplugged) and perform a variety of wedding music from your favourite Top 40s Pop Hits and Classic Rock to music by Mozart, Bach and Vivaldi. The beautiful tone of the string quartet will allow music from all different eras and genres to flow seamlessly while adding elegance and tradition to your special event.
Our contemporary string ensembles can play either acoustic or electric instruments, alongside a recorded wedding music track that makes it sound like we have a band backing us up! The string quartet instruments and live performers make the Pop and Rock music feel more special and fresh for your special event, while still keeping the party vibe you get from the radio version tracks you know and love.
On the day of your wedding, the musicians arrive 40 minutes prior to your ceremony. The string quartet will perform 30 minutes of Prelude Music to welcome your arriving guests. We can play one song for the entire Processional or separate songs for the wedding party (bridesmaids, flower girls) and the Bride's own entry. Choose a favourite song to be performed during the Signing of the Registry for your guests to enjoy while you sign the official marriage documents. Choose a joyful piece for the Bride & Groom's Recessional, to be continued as guests depart the ceremony space. We bring our own equipment - you just need to provide the chairs, a few feet of space per musician, and a canopy or indoor venue in the case of inclement weather, as our delicate instruments are very sensitive to water damage, even sprinkling! If the temperature is below 12 degrees, an indoor venue is required to protect our instruments from crack damage and our fingers from the cold! Looking for wedding music during cocktail hour, too? We can add on a reception package at a discounted rate. Many clients choose to change from Classic Strings to Contemporary Strings (with backing track) or change ensemble (ie. Classic String Trio for the ceremony, Contemporary Violin with backing track for cocktails).
A minimum deposit of $100 will Save the Date for your special day at time of booking. We welcome your wedding music requests! For Special Requests that are outside of my (very large!) music library, there may be an additional charge of $5-$25/song. For events outside of the Stoney Creek-Hamilton-Ancaster-Dundas-Burlington area, an additional driving surcharge may apply. To meet in person/on Zoom to discuss and hear musical samples with me (Jennifer, lead violin), you can book a FREE appointment. Questions via phone and email are also welcomed. Our valuable string quartet instruments are sensitive to temperature changes and humidity. Please ensure you have a backup in case of rain/cold/intense sun.
We perform at cocktail hours, dinner receptions, corporate functions, funerals, anniversaries, retirement celebrations, and birthdays. I'd love to play at your next event! Please contact me for pricing. Hourly rates are typically $100-$150/musician plus a $100 booking fee.
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