Why not start your day in style with background music at a champagne breakfast?
Whether in an hotel or at your own home, the relaxing sounds of a string quartet
will set the mood for the rest of the day.
Typically you would book for 1 ½ to 2 hours
You can enhance your
ceremony with music at the following places:
|Pre-ceremony (as your guests arrive)
|The Bride’s Entrance Procession
| The Signing of the Registers
|The Couple’s Exit
A favourite piece of music can also be added at a suitable point for quiet
reflection – or instead of a reading.
At most venues, we would play for 15 or 20 minutes prior to the ceremony, as
your guests assemble in the ceremony room, but are very willing to play for
longer, especially if you have guests travelling a long distance who maybe need
a small reception of their own.
Light classical music is the norm at this point – you can leave the choice
to us or choose from our extensive and ever growing repertoire
The Bride’s Entrance, Signing of the Registers and the final procession
can be accompanied by a number of pieces – both traditional and contemporary.
We are happy to commission special arrangements for you. Most pieces will work
for string quartet – but we appreciate having as much notice as possible.
Please bear in mind that there are quite strict rules governing what music
can and cannot be performed during a civil ceremony. Just to complicate matters,
individual registrars interpret the guidelines differently, so it is essential
to check your choices as early as possible to avoid disappointment.
String quartet music is most effective throughout religious ceremonies, from
the pre-ceremony gathering of the congregation to the final exit of the happy
As your guests gather, soft classical music creates a good atmosphere. The
Bride’s Procession, either to the traditional “Bridal Chorus”
or an alternative piece from our repertoire list will be most memorable.
Whilst the registers are being signed, we are happy to perform music of your
choice or to accompany a solo singer or choir in a special song or anthem. (Please
bear in mind that additional rehearsals may be necessary for this.)
There is also a wealth of Recessional music available, but you could request
the services of a solo trumpeter (accompanied by the quartet) for that finishing
Naturally your choice of music should reflect the religious nature of the service
– and clergy always have overall control of what is allowable in their
church. As this can vary, it is advisable to check your choices as far in advance
Each wedding reception is different and we pride ourselves on being flexible
enough to mould our service to your requirements.
Typically, a drinks reception lasting between 60 and 90 minutes during which
photographs are taken is the starting point of your afternoon. We would usually
play background music from a variety of musical styles and genres to entertain
your family and guests. Most questions will be answered on our FAQ
page, but feel free to contact
us if you need any clarification.
The formal Wedding Breakfast usually lasts around 2 hours, and we can play
for all or part of the time, usually stopping just before speeches begin.
At some weddings, especially in venues where amplified music and dancing are
not allowed, we are asked to provide after dinner music. This is no problem,
as our extensive repertoire
list enables us to provide varied music for a number of hours.
It is possible in larger venues to expand the quartet to chamber orchestra
size, producing a sumptuous string tone for your entertainment. Contact
us to discuss the options further.