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Atlantis Strings
From £480
Experience the wonderful and charming arrangements of Atlantis Strings, a professional string quartet for hire! Atlantis strings are a...
Vivid Strings
From £480
Vivid Strings are celebrated string quartet virtuosos with enchanting energy. A charming and highly composed string ensemble, Vivid strings are the perfect...
Olympia Ensemble
From £610
With a diverse and wide-ranging repertoire, Olympia Ensemble offers the quintessential string experience, perfectly suited for wedding...
Royal Ensemble
From £820
A captivating group of professional string musicians for hire. Royal Ensemble are an experienced string ensemble with the versatility to offer a range of acoustic line...
Fitzrovia Strings
From £715
A graceful and alluring string ensemble with an extensive song list. Fitzrovia Strings are a collaborative group of classically trained...
Electric Ladies
From £1875
A highly talented electric string quartet with LED lights built into their instruments. Electric Ladies are the perfect live...

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.

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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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