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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’s 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,  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!

Stylish London String Quartet Wedding Music

Niche London Quartet at Natural history museum weddingNiche London String Quartet had a fantastic winter of weddings and events and now in 2016 we have played for some of the most stylish and unforgettable weddings in London – here is the story of 2 weddings we played for recently to give you some wedding music ideas.

One Saturday morning we set off to visit St Monica’s Church in Hoxton to play music for a church wedding in the centre of London. The bride had chosen a mix of modern and classical quartet music to set the atmosphere as guests arrived and took their seats in the stunning surroundings. For her big wedding entrance she had Niche London Quartet play our version of Moonriver – such a timeless  and beautiful song! Then as the newlyweds went to sign the register she had ever so cool choices of modern wedding music performed to entertain her guests – modern favourites such as I’m Yours, Mr Brightside and Moondance. Then to celebrate their announcement as man and wife the string quartet joined the applause with the energetic Marry You by Bruno Mars!

For the evening we travelled across town to London’s famous Natural History Museum for the string quartet’s very own wedding version of Night at The Museum! Niche String Quartet had been hired to provide 2 separate performances – the first was an acoustic set of classical and modern string quartet music for the entrance of the guests into the wedding reception, welcoming them into Waterhouse Way which is filled with complete fossils of prehistoric sea animals!

Niche string quartet then moved into position for the second part of the evening which was an amplified performance of the probably the most well known string quartet wedding music piece of all time – Pachelbel’s Canon. This performance was the pivotal moment in the entrance procession to the wedding breakfast, first the bride and groom’s families entered to traditional Indian wedding music and then the Groom made his big entrance down one side of the famous staircase into the Natural History Museum’s Hintze Hall (where the Diplodocus lives!) accompanied by a thrilling performance of drummers, then as his Bride came down to join him we played the beautiful Pachelbel’s Canon in D for the most romantic and perfect entrance to the hall below.

A wonderful wedding filled day for our London wedding musicians and another story to cherish!

Listen to Niche London String Quartet play Pachelbel’s Canon here:

May String Quartet News!

We are looking forward to a busy and fun filled May of performances and new music for weddings and events! We started off May by releasing one of our first music videos from our film shoot at Stationers’ Hall in April!

Do have a look and listen to our work – we recorded the very romantic song All of Me as our clients’ always love to hear it on their big day and very often choose it as a wedding music favourite to be played as part of their ceremony!

Make sure you subscribe to find out when we release our other new videos!


Also here are some of the fabulous London venues and events that Niche London Quartet will be visiting and performing at over summer!

Hedsor house,
One Whitehall Place,
St Pancras Station,
The Chelsea Flower Show,
Ashridge House,
Sunborn London Yacht,
Plaisterers Hall,
Grove House,
Chiswick Park,
Richmond Hill Hotel,
The Langham,
The Berkeley Hotel,
The Grove Hotel,
The Four Seasons,
The Asylum Caroline Gardens Chapel,
Laura Ashley The Manor
And lots of beautiful churches and town halls around London!

Niche String Quartet loves weddings

The quartet have just come back from playing at a lovely wedding ceremony and reception at One Great George Street in the heart of Westminster this weekend…we’ll tell you more about that later, their special request and how their guests were thrilled…but here is a bit of a throwback post showing why we love playing at weddings so much!

Niche London String Quartet and Trio received a lovely message from one of our happy brides (and new Mrs!) – we created an arrangement of The Cure’s Just Like Heaven to be played during the ceremony, as the happy couple were becoming officially Man and Wife. It was a beautiful wedding with beautiful string wedding music to match in the University Women’s Club Library, Mayfair.

Here is some of what Jacqueline had to say,

“I just wanted to say we were absolutely blown away by you guys during our ceremony and could not be happier with the music. The Cure arrangement was so beautiful and special to us, thank you.”

Niche London String Trio play modern wedding music

We really enjoy playing for weddings, but hearing back from our clients and knowing that we made their day really is the best feeling!

Niche Wedding Music in London

Niche London String Quartet played for a wonderful ceremony and champagne reception in the heart of Mayfair last weekend. We really enjoyed the decor, atmosphere and grandeur of The Savile Club! The string quartet also enjoyed the wedding music choices for the ceremony:

Traditional Bridal Chorus for the entrance of the bride,

The couple’s beautiful request we specially wrote and learned for them, Amie by Damien Rice,

and the super upbeat Marry You for their exit as new Mr&Mrs.

Now it is coming to the last month of the year we were thinking back to all the wonderful wedding music we have played and all the lovely wedding venues that have hosted Niche String Quartet wedding performances in 2014:

Kew Gardens

The Savile Club

The Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park

The Dorchester London

University Women’s Club Library

The Savoy London

The Lansdowne Club Mayfair

Farnham Castle Surrey

The Andez Hotel Liverpool Street

The Asylum / Caroline Gardens Chapel

The Millennium Gloucester Hotel

The Belvedere Holland Park

Hedsor House Buckinghamshire

Hunton Park Hotel Hertfordshire

Brocket Hall Hertfordshire

Luton Hoo Hertfordshire

Painshill Park Surrey

Gaynes Park Barns Essex

Coworth Park Ascot

Syon Park

Corinthia Hotel

Notely Abbey Bucks

Warren House Kingston

Chandos House

Cooling Castle Barn Kent

Brewerstreet Farmhouse, Surrey

New Orleans House Gallery

Pembroke Lodge Richmond

The Royal Exchange London

The Bingham Richmond

We have been so blessed to visit all these wonderful venues, to play for all these wonderful weddings, and at venues where we visit several times a year we have become firm friends with the staff who helps us create flawless performances time and time again. Niche Quartet also has several favourite registrars who we bump into and work with all across South West London, sometimes several times a week!

Niche London String Quartet at The Savile Club

Huge congratulations to our Mr&Mrs this week – and once again thanks to ALL our Niche newlyweds this year!