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String Quartets For Hire

We've searched endlessly to offer you the very best string quartets for hire across the UK. Every one of our string quartets promises to deliver a stunning performance of classical and popular music to compliment your wedding reception, church ceremony, drinks reception or corporate event.

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Corporate & Wedding String Quartets

Our corporate and wedding string quartets offer a diverse repertoire of music featuring a varied range of styles and artists. From Bach to Bollywood and Gershwin to Gaga, there's something to suit everyone. If you're looking to hire a string quartet for your event, simply browse through our roster and contact us for a quote.

Wedding String Quartets

We offer an extensive roster of professional wedding string quartets, available to hire across the UK.

Perfect for wedding ceremonies and drinks receptions, our live wedding musicians promise to deliver an elegant and stylish performance that will captivate the room.

Oceano Strings
From £490 + VAT
A wonderfully talented string duo, trio or quartet that would complement any special occasion, perfect for wedding ceremonies, champagne receptions and evening...
Electrica
From £695
Electrica; a modern all-female string quartet bringing a rock 'n' roll edge to classical music. Featuring either acoustic or electric strings, the band have put...
The Rosettes
From £440
An all-female string ensemble specialising in classical and light background music for wedding ceremonies, drinks receptions and more. The Rosettes are a versatile...
Guildhall Strings
From £510
Add a touch of elegance to your event with the highly professional and talented Guildhall Strings. Available to hire for weddings, civil...
Delicato Strings
From £585
A talented string quartet with a sound that exhibits quality and experience, this quartet will leave you with good vibrations long after...
Pacifico Strings
From £595
Highly professional string duo, trio and quartet available to hire for drinks receptions, wedding ceremonies and background music. With...
Juniper Strings
From £410
Juniper Strings' line-up features an impressive selection of classically trained musicians, who together perform wonderfully enchanting...
South West Ensemble
From £555
South West Ensemble cover a wide repertoire of music fit for any occasion, from classical to contemporary. The quartet consists of cello,...
The River Quartet
From £510
The River Quartet bring to life modern and classic hits with a richness and vibrancy seldom seen! This talented quartet are one of the...
Storm
From £2100
Storm light up a stage like no other, with stunning visuals and incredible playing, the energy from this electric string quartet is unbound and electrifying. Each one...
Penny Lane Quartet
From £550
Penny Lane Quartet are a talented string ensemble based in the North West who perform beautifully arranged renditions of modern songs...
Luna Strings
From £405
Luna Strings are an elegant and talented string ensemble in the North East who perform mesmerizing renditions of classical music and popular contemporary songs. Luna...
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Cardiff Strings
From £550
With a repertoire that caters for fans of both classical and pop music, Cardiff Strings are the perfect match for any special occasion....
Atelier String Quartet
From £550
Atelier String Quartet's passion for music is truly evident in every live performance, making them the perfect match for wedding...
The Hills Quartet
From £560
The Hills Quartet are a professional ensemble with exquisite string arrangements of classical and contemporary music. This highly...
North West Ensemble
From £510
North West Ensemble are an accomplished string ensemble featuring four highly skilled musicians. Highly experienced and professional...
Golden Strings
From £475
Golden Strings' symphonic and sweet sounding arrangements will captivate everyone in their vicinity. This group of highly trained musicians assembled together at The...
Portobello Strings
From £610
Portobello Strings are a highly accomplished string ensemble with a mastery that's difficult to match. A highly professional collective...

String Quartet FAQs

Looking to hire a string quartet but not quite sure where to start? Below you'll find answers to some of the most common queries about our string quartets for hire.

How much does it cost to hire a string quartet?

Several factors affect the price of a string quartet, for example, travelling distance, the musicians' experience, and the popularity of the ensemble.

The average price of a string quartet for a wedding is between £650 and £1000. This fee would typically cover guest arrival, ceremony music and the afternoon drinks reception.

Which instruments make up a String Quartet?

A string quartet typically features four musicians to include two violin players, a viola player and a cellist. The violinists take on the main melodies with mid-range and bass parts taken on by the viola player and cellist.

Will my string quartet learn a song request for our wedding ceremony?

Learning a specific song for your occasion is something all of our string ensembles are happy to accommodate, whether it be a traditional classical piece or contemporary number.

If your song request isn't already in the quartet's repertoire, there may be a small additional cost to purchase sheet music. In some cases where no song arrangement exists, a member of the band may need to produce a bespoke arrangement for the piece and charge for their time accordingly.

Do you offer smaller string ensembles such as string duos and trios?

Many of our string ensembles also offer alternative line-ups such as string duos and string trios, perfect for wedding ceremonies and receptions with limited space or a small number of guests.

We also represent a range of highly talented solo violinists, performing either acoustically or with backing tracks.

Will the string quartet need amplification?

Our string quartets don't usually require amplification. The instruments' natural resonance will create a warm and rich sound, perfect for ceremony music and background music.

How long does a wedding string quartet perform for?

All of our wedding string quartets offer bespoke quotes to work with your schedule. As a general guide, you may decide to have your string quartet perform for the following:

  • Prelude: 15-25 minutes performance before the ceremony as guests arrive
  • Processional & Bridal Entrance song: The all-important song as the bridesmaids and bride enters
  • Interlude / Signing of the Registers: Two or three songs during the signing of the registers
  • Recessional: A final piece of music as the bride and groom exit followed by the wedding party and their guests
  • One hour during the drinks reception (cocktail hour)

Our string ensembles are also regularly booked to perform ambient string quartet music throughout the wedding breakfast, charging for the total time spent at the venue.

Can my string quartet perform outside?

Yes, all of our string quartets are happy to perform outside under the right conditions. We politely request that a small gazebo or large umbrella is provided to protect the musicians from unexpected rain and direct sunlight which can damage their instruments.

Where can I find out more information about string quartets?

For more information on string quartets, head on over to our String Quartet Booking Guide blog.

String Musicians & Information

Along with our wedding string quartets, we also work alongside a range of electric string quartets and violinists for hire, available for corporate events, parties, dinners and weddings.

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  • Dedicated member of our team assigned to your event
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