STRING QUARTET HIRE
We hired their String Quartet for our wedding. All the guests commented how stunning the performance was. We loved their rendition of “A Thousands Years” which was my bridal entrance song. If you want to hire a quartet for your wedding, I highly recommend London Strings. (Hannah J.)
London Strings’ quartet is available to hire for events throughout the UK and worldwide. Our musicians are of only the highest calibre and professionalism and enjoy busy freelance careers, regularly performing with London’s top orchestras, including the London Symphony, Royal Philharmonic and London Philharmonic. They are all graduates of the best musical establishments, including the Royal College of Music and Royal Academy of Music.
Highly experienced musicians, you can relax knowing that your music will be performed to an exceptional standard! We feel confident in saying that if you are looking for a string quartet to hire for your event, look no further – we are one of the best string quartets London has to offer. Having performed for a multitude of weddings and events, we have a wide selection of both pop and classical music available for you to choose from, and if there is a bespoke musical request you would love us to play that is not on our repertoire list please enquire and we will do our best to source it for you!
A string quartet is a highly-sought after option for weddings and events, and lends an air of extravagance and elegance. We recommend a string quartet for large events and spaces.
If you feel that booking a string quartet is a little out of your budget, we certainly have other ensembles available for you to hire. For more information about whether a string quartet, violin and cello duo, string trio or other ensemble is right for you, please check out our post: Which ensemble should I hire for my event?
Our booking process is smooth – we will send you a contract and invoice to secure the date in our diaries, and we are readily available to respond to any inquiries you may have.
We look forward to working with you and making your special day memorable! Please get in touch for your bespoke quote.
HIRE A STRING QUARTET IN LONDON OR FURTHER AFIELD
Our professional musicians are based in London and classically trained at the best conservatoires in the world. Alongside our busy performance careers, we love to perform at weddings, corporate events and for parties. Although based in London, we are always excited to travel further to play for your event, including internationally. We have performed for weddings in France and Italy.
Reliable, beautifully-presented, stylish, and most importantly excellent musicians, we will organise all the musical side of things for you, leaving you stress-free and enabling you to simply enjoy our string quartet performance for your special day.
WEDDING STRING QUARTET FOR HIRE
Our string quartets would be delighted to perform a special choice of song for your wedding! Usually there are at least three songs you need to choose – one for the bridal entrance, one for the signing of the registry, and one for the exit of the bridal party.
There are a few choices which are very popular with our clients: Pachelbel’s ‘Canon’, ‘Can’t Help Falling in Love’ by Elvis and ‘A Thousand Years’ by Christina Perri (these three are very popular songs for walking down the aisle!) If there is a special song you would like us to play for you, please let us know and we will try to source the music for you. We are happy to play your special request that is not on our repertoire list for free.
We play Bridgerton arrangements as well – always a huge hit!
It’s highly recommended to book our string quartet to perform as the guests are seated for the ceremony, to set the mood and ambience.
For the drinks and dinner reception we have an extensive variety of wonderful string quartet arrangements that, in our experience, have proven to be very popular. We are happy to take some suggestions for background music as well!
London Strings is able to play indoors or outdoors. Please note, for outdoor events we must have shelter provided.
STRING QUARTET HIRE FOR PARTIES AND CORPORATE EVENTS
It’s a great idea to hire a string quartet for your corporate event or party – the background music and elegance of the ensemble adds a touch of class and sparkle that will bring your event to life!
We have performed for many corporate events, cocktail, Christmas and birthday parties. Some of our clients prefer classical music, whilst others prefer pop covers – just let us know what you are hoping to hear!
Some of the high-profile corporate event venues in which we have performed include Mansion House, Parliament and Syon House. Of course, we have performed for more casual business luncheons and even house parties as well, contact us if you would like more details!
What Is a String Quartet?
Imagine a professional orchestra in concert: you are enjoying the lush sound of the strings. Now imagine that there is only one instrument from each section – a first violin, a second violin, a viola, and a cello. Basically, a string quartet is like a little string orchestra. It produces the harmony and rich sound that a string orchestra has.
If you are wondering why you should hire a quartet for your wedding or special event, the primary reason is the beautiful sound and stunning visuals of a miniature orchestra. For years, the quartet has been the first choice of anyone looking to hire musicians to entertain at their event. Think back to the Titanic, for example, the luxurious balls of Bridgerton or even to the grand palaces of France and Austria – a quartet is surely a statement piece.
How Much Does a String Quartet Cost?
London Strings offers competitive rates and because we are not an agency we do not charge commission. When you inquire we will discuss the timings for your event and also the location so that we can give you an accurate quote. Please contact us directly for our price list.
How Long Should I Book A String Quartet For a Wedding?
For just a short ceremony a one hour booking should be enough. We recommend having music before the ceremony as your guests arrive, and then of course for the wedding party entrance, signing of the registry and the exit.
For a church wedding we recommend booking for two hours, especially for a Catholic Mass.
Our customers usually want to book us to play for their drinks and canapés after the wedding ceremony – this is usually an extra one or two hours.
What Kind of Music Can a String Quartet Play?
We have you covered for all genres – from the music of Bach and Mozart through to the most popular modern hits, including our favourite pieces from Bridgerton! You can see our repertoire list.
Do You Do Destination Weddings?
Yes! Our musicians have played for weddings in beautiful locations in Europe including France and Italy.
If you want to book our quartet for your destination wedding there are a few things you need to consider. Firstly, the cost of travel – bear in mind that the cello itself will have to have its own seat in the plane or Eurostar. We can recommend the best airlines for travelling with instruments and know how all this works. It is of course best to book early to keep the cost down!
Accommodation and a per diem for the musicians is another expense to consider.
So is there even a point in hiring London Strings to play for a wedding or event overseas rather than hiring someone local? We think so! We want your day to go as smoothly as possible and wish you to experience the most beautiful performance – which you would be guaranteed through booking with us! We have been told that musicians in other countries are often very expensive and often the communication and quality of music is not great – for your wedding day to go without a hitch surely quality is not something worth compromising.
If you wish to keep the price down, why not consider hiring our violin and cello duo?
What Is The Booking Process?
Once we have had a chat and decided on the booking location, date and timings, we will invoice you with your bespoke event details and send you a contract to read through. Your booking will be confirmed once the 25% deposit has been received via bank transfer or card payment.
You will need to let us know any musical requests you have for your event or wedding ceremony around three weeks before your event, which is when the rest of the payment is due. Hiring at the last minute? No problem! Get in touch with us to see if we are available – if booking less than 3 weeks before your event the entire payment will be due.
We booked London Strings to play at our wedding and they were amazing! Throughout the whole process leading up to the day, they were really accommodating and informative. They even played a custom song for our ceremony and coordinated with our officiant to accompany him throughout, which made the ceremony all the more beautiful. Our guests also loved the addition of a string trio, saying that it added even more joy to the day! Thank you so much, Ben and Amy
First of, thank you so much Lucy and Arda for the swift response/answering all my queries since day one and down to our big day. You have been so helpful and professional. Thank you so so much for accommodating us. Also, we would like to give our thanks to your duo (violist and cellist) for playing our songs before, during and after our ceremony. It was spot on, everyone loved it and got lots of compliments. All of our guests were moved(some to tears) of course including us whilst listening to them play. It made our wedding day extra special and memorable. Your team is amazing! I wish you and your team all the best! More clients to come. Thank you so so much and we appreciate it all. -Charmie and Joseph
Lucy and Arda played at our wedding ceremony July this year. They played beautifully and made the day so magical. They are very professional and polite and are great with their communication. I would highly recommend London Strings to anyone who would love live music at their special occasion. Simply outstanding!
Terms & conditions
Once we have agreed on the details of your booking, we will email you a contract and invoice with your booking details. Our payment terms are a 25% non-refundable deposit to secure your booking and the remaining balance is due 21 days before the event. Payment is made via bank transfer or card payment. For clients wishing to pay via Credit or Debit card, this can be arranged securely via Pay+. A transaction fee of 4.7% applies on Pay+ bookings.