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String Quartet Hire quick guide!

Seeing as we are specialists in string quartet hire for wedding music we thought we would share some quick pointers to London string quartet hire for your wedding! What is important to look for when researching string quartet hire?

1) Experience

We all love social media to keep up with our friends and who doesn’t love Pinterest for wedding planning! Have a look through the string quartet’s profiles and blogs (see ours to the left!) to see what latest performances they have been up to – some string quartet’s only play a couple of times a month together in peak wedding season. Where as the best London musicians for hire will play together several times a week all year!

2) Professional Musicians

Sadly there are groups put together by agencies or ones who pop up on the scene who are made up of musicians who have never met before, or non-pros playing as a hobby that just can’t provide the quality of an established group. For a stress free wedding booking from start to finish hire a quartet with lots of experience and 100% professional musicians. From Niche String Quartet’s experience of playing at 100s of weddings every year, organising and looking after things perfectly from the first enquiry takes a lot of hard work and you need lots of experience to make sure you can create the perfect bespoke experience every-time! 

3) Do they have everything they need?

Seen a group of talented musicians? Great! What makes a great string quartet for hire for weddings?

  • Insurance – A lot of top wedding venues require at least ยฃ10million Public Liability Insurance
  • Quality Equipment – For the best possible sound quality (to bring tears of happiness to your guests’ eyes!) Niche Quartet’s fine instruments are worth more than a brand new car…each! For amplified performances we have equipment worth over ยฃ2000 that is fully PAT tested ready for use at any type of venue
  • Music – Do they have enough varied music to entertain your guests of all ages for hours? Is there that one song that you dream of walking down the aisle to – can they arrange to learn this song for you? Perhaps you need a certain type of string quartet music to fit your wedding theme. See our repertoire list filled with fantastic classical and modern wedding music, film music and more!
  • Style Are they presentable and flexible to fit with a formal black tie event, a Midsummer Summers Night dream themed ceremony (yes we have dressed the part at The Globe no less!) a Moulin Rouge party or a Disney Themed wedding!
  • Love Most importantly do they look like they love what they are doing! Helping couple’s have an unforgettable wedding, entertaining guests with live music performances that they have never seen the likes of before and making that once in a lifetime walk up and down the aisle perfect!

Look, Listen, Love…Niche London String Quartet <3

 

Niche String Quartet at Pembroke Lodge

As we come to the end of a very busy summer of 45 wedding music performances for the string quartet, string trio and string duo we thought it would be nice to do a little series of wedding blog posts on the top London wedding venues we play at most often!

First in our series has to be the wedding venue in Richmond Park Pembroke Lodge as Niche London String Quartet played wedding music there 7 times this Summer providing quartet music for ceremonies, wedding receptions and the breakfast – In July it felt like our second home and what a home to enjoy!

There are 2 parts of Pembroke Lodge where you can have your wedding, either the more intimate setting of the upstairs rooms of The Russell Suite, also enjoying the lawns to the side, or The Belvedere, getting to enjoy the wonderful views of the terrace for your wedding reception.

We tend to recommend Niche London String Trio or String Duo for weddings in The Russell Suite and we usually play for wedding in The Belvedere as a string trio and string quartet. This year our brides and grooms had wonderful summer wedding weather and we played outside on the terrace for every wedding reception!

Every one of Niche’s weddings at Pembroke Lodge has been unique, with the individual stylings and decorations being complimented by Niche Quartet playing the bride and groom’sย perfect soundtrack throughout the wedding. The string quartet wedding musicians played purely Disney music for one wedding ceremony and reception, another glamourous bride really loved to hear the Game of Thrones theme tune before she made her entrance, ย a Niche groom ran to us to say our performance was more than he ever could have imagined when the string quartet played his special request Por Una Cabeza during his wedding reception – We do love seeing our couples and their guests enjoying our music!!

We visited Pembroke in the last Thursday for a wedding ceremony where the guests sung along to us playing Mr Brightside for the newlywed’s exit and our next performance is booked for October and per usual we can’t wait!

10,000 plays and performing for BBC TV!

We have 2 big sets of news! The first is that our wedding music and corporate entertainment recordings have been listened to 10,000 times – Click play on the left of this page to hear our modern and classical music performances! Niche London String Quartet...