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Beautiful Barn Wedding Venues London

Niche London String Quartet love to travel, especially when we are hired to play wedding music at beautiful barn wedding venues just outside of London! Read on to find out more about the best barn wedding venues and Niche Quartet wedding performances just outside of London. We look forward to playing at these venues again for our latest 2019 and 2020 wedding entertainment bookings!

 

Blake Hall – Ongar, Essex

The London String Quartet played for many memorable Essex wedding venues last year including 2 at the just too perfect Blake Hall. Brides and grooms who booked Niche London Quartet had their wedding ceremony in the Hay Barn. Our wedding musicians sit up on the beautiful glass fronted balcony and the music floats up into the beams, over the top of the guests creating the perfect welcoming atmosphere.

Then imagine the magic of walking in to Niche Quartet’s perfect rendition of Pachelbel’s Canon in D to all your friends and family and the love of your life waiting for you at the end of the aisle. 

Our beautiful 2018 bride Kendal chose our string quartet for her wedding and wrote a 5 star review on our Facebook page!

We booked Niche London String Quartet for our wedding at Blake Hall in November and couldn’t have been happier!! The correspondence ahead of the day was extremely helpful and professional and the music played was just stunning! It set the scene perfectly for our ceremony and drinks reception and we received so many compliments from family and friends. We would be delighted to recommend – thank you again!”

Watch her perfect wedding entrance below:

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Niche String Quartet then played our modern wedding music mix which carried across the sunlit gardens for the wedding reception. The perfect upbeat start to the celebratory vibe for the afternoon!

 

Gaynes Park – Epping, Essex

Gaynes Park is another beautiful barn setting just outside London, perfect for a stunning wedding ceremony in their orangery with wedding reception right next door in the gardens. Niche have played at this barn for weddings throughout the years as string quartet and also string trio. The Orangery is a light and airy large space with the perfect nook for the wedding musicians to play in. The music welcomes guests as they enter through the big double doors. Brides and grooms love to have the quartet play classical music for a tradition feel to match the pretty rustic setting. Once the real celebrations begin and the doors are thrown open to the gardens Niche Quartet can create the perfect fun atmosphere playing their latest mix of fun pop and modern wedding music! 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Tewin Bury Farm – Welwyn, Hertfordshire

Tewin Bury Farm provides one of the most perfect rustic barn wedding venues in Hertfordshire with the River Mimram flowing next to the window. There is also a one of a kind minstrel’s gallery set high in the beams. This is the perfect spot for the string quartet to play with the music floating over the top of the gallery. Niche London String Quartet can create the most beautiful and perfect atmosphere to match the 17th century setting.

Our Spring 2018 bride Frankie was a violinist herself and also Manager of the London Symphony Orchestra. With her experienced musical ear she hired Niche London String Quartet to play for her wedding ceremony and reception at Tewin Bury Farm in The Tythe Barn. She asked the string quartet to play classical wedding favourites such as Air in G and Bach’s Double Violin Concerto to welcome guests. She then asked our wedding musicians to learn and prepare her favourite piece ‘Marry Me’ from classic film My Best Friend’s Wedding for her walk down the aisle. It was perfectly romantic with plenty of happy tears from the bride, groom and her guests – One of Niche Quartet’s highlights of 2018!

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Great Fosters – Egham, Surrey

Once again another perfect barn wedding venue hidden away just outside London right near the M25! Often the alumnae of nearby grand university Royal Holloway will get married at their breathtaking chapel nearby. They then follow on with their wedding celebrations at the nearby stylish and rustic Great Fosters Hotel. The Painted Hall is a wonderful setting for their wedding reception and then The Tithe Barn is perfect for a beautiful wedding breakfast.

In autumn Niche London String Trio played for a couple’s wedding where the groom is a videographer and so naturally their theme was film music based! They found plenty to love on our repertoire lists ranging from memorable Disney tunes to their favourite action film soundtracks. When the couple were announced to the room as the new Mr & Mrs for the wedding breakfast we played The Royal Fireworks music, perfect to match the rustic and grand barn lit by candles and fairy-lights. Then guests where thrilled as the string trio switched straight into the instantly recognisable Game of Throne theme tune following with brilliant soundtrack after soundtrack. The Jurassic Park theme song was a big hit as well with several guests coming to film our performance in-between meal courses!

 

 
 
 
 
 
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There are some of the string quartet and trio’s favourite barn wedding venues that are just outside London. We hope you have found this post an interesting read to help you plan for your wedding day. To think about your wedding entertainment and what a string quartet would add to your wedding ceremony – whether your theme is rustic charm or something completely different! Next time we will write about our favourite grand and luxurious wedding performances in stunning London venues…

Christmas event entertainment ideas

Niche London String Quartet are looking forward to a busy December of Christmas events and we also have 10 Winter Weddings booked for the 3 weeks leading up to Christmas!

Now the winter nights are drawing in and you are thinking about musical entertainment for your Christmas event or Corporate party we thought we would share some ideas for Christmas event music to help with ideas for your event…

One Day In the Life of a busy Christmas Events Musician!

The Boston Consulting Group hired Niche String Quartet to come in to their offices just off Oxford Street as a big surprise to treat their workers to a morning of fabulous classical music – It was great to see the surprise on everyone’s faces as they entered the building and we kept the music upbeat and light hearted throughout the morning as they enjoyed their celebration of a great year.

BCG’s Sandra wrote to us afterwards saying,

“I just wanted to say a massive ‘thank you’ to you, Antonia, Michael and Gabor for such a wonderful performance on Friday. Everyone I have talked to mentioned your quartet and how beautifully you played. Such a lovely way to start a morning in the office! I sincerely hope we get the opportunity to work with you again in the near future.”

London Christmas Events Music

 

Later that same day we travelled into the city to the Museum of the order of St John to play a mix of Modern Christmas music for Alpha Consulting’s Christmas champagne reception.

After their delicious dinner and speeches we played a 2nd set of Xmas music for their event – this time we were playing Traditional Carols to go with the mulled wine and mince pies and providing our Niche Live Jukebox package guests were encouraged to request their favourite carol and even to sing along – It was huge fun for us and the guests were absolutely thrilled, singing favourites like We Wish You a Merry Christmas and Deck the Halls!

 

Click play below and you can hear the string quartet play some favourite Christmas tunes!

A busy 2015 for Niche London String Quartet

Niche string quartet at Stationers London

Niche London String Quartet has had such a busy period at the start of the year that our musicians haven’t even had chance to update our blog for a long time!

Our string quartet musicians have travelled around London playing for weddings at fabulous venues like Hawksmoor in the city, One Great George Street,  Richmond Hill Hotel, and Hampton Court House to name a few.  We also traveled outside London to Buckinghamshire to play at the very picturesque Woburn Abbey and gorgeous Newland Manor and visited Beaumont House in the sunshine in Surrey! Visit us on Facebook to see photos from these wonderful venues!

Of course we mustn’t forget to mention the beautiful 80th birthday party the string quartet played for in the wonderful surroundings of Claridges where the guests enjoyed our classical music  and treated the musicians they hired to a round of applause!

We have many things to look forward to in the next couple of months and summer – first of all releasing our videos and recordings from our film shoot day at Stationers Hall at the beginning of May and of course all the fantastic bookings for events, Summer weddings, concerts and corporate parties that have chosen Niche London String Quartet to entertain the guests!

 

Spring Wedding Music 2014

There have been lots of lovely wedding performances for Niche London String Quartet in the countryside during April – we really enjoyed performing our brand new arrangement requests and wedding music: Hoppipolla by Sigur Ros and Mr Brightside by The Killers are now some of our firm favourite songs in our ever growing repertoire!

This April we have also taken new bookings for great events in the future! Niche London Quartet looks forward to visiting some fabulous venues like the Great Hall Chelsea, Caroline Gardens Chapel, Orleans House Richmond, Painshill Park, the Andez Hotel Liverpool St, the Belvedere Restaurant and more!

We have also been busy adding new romantic wedding music songs like Rule the World – Take That, Fly Me to the Moon – Frank Sinatra, Pretty Woman – Roy Orbison and Love is in the Air – Paul Young!

Big Congratulations to all of our April couples that chose Niche Quartet to be part of their wedding day! For some pictures see below and make sure you click ‘like’ to keep up-to date with our performances!

Starting December with beautiful Winter Wedding Music

Yesterday was our first December wedding and Niche – The London String Quartet travelled out across the frosty fields of Essex to provide wedding music for a beautiful countryside wedding.

The venue was the lovely Maidens Barn and Niche had arranged and rehearsed plenty of new wedding music requests for the happy couple to enjoy. The String Quartet was hired for 3hrs to entertain guests with our modern music selections during the reception in the marque and then to move to the hall where dinner would be served and provide a different set of classical and Christmas songs. The important request was that the five songs that we had written specially for the brides were to be played when they were around to enjoy them with their guests and children – this was made possible by our large and varied experience of wedding entertainment and of course the careful timing of our flexible setlists.

All of Niche were excited for this to be the first outing of some of our latest Christmas songs, ‘Winter Wonderland’ and ‘Let it Snow’ and also to play old traditional favourites such as ‘Deck the Halls’. Our arrangement and performance of Kirsty’s favourite song Iris finished to applaud by the guests and people were tapping their toes and children dancing as we played the special romantic wedding song requests One Day Like This, If Your Not the One, Only Girl in the World, All My Life, and You Give Me Something. It was a beautiful wedding with a high level of fun and Niche were happy to add something extra special to the joyous atmosphere! Kirsty and Naomi were even kind enough to quickly come out to say that our performance was everything they’d dreamed of as we finished our set, which to Niche means it was a complete success.

Congratulations Kirsty and Naomi!

Niche London String Quartet play for Sassi Holford’s Couture Wedding Launch

At the very end of September Niche – The London String Quartet were asked to entertain guests with all our wedding music favourites at the Sassi Holford 2013 Couture Bridal Collection launch! This event was particularly special as it lead to us being nominated for...

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