Niche London string groups are the top choice for string quartet wedding music hire in London & throughout the UK. One of the most popular and experienced London wedding string quartets with a passion for modern string quartet wedding music and also playing the classical favourites perfectly like Pachelbel’s Canon in D!
Since Niche London String Quartet and Trio launched our team of musicians have played for OVER 500 events and weddings. We enjoy providing string quartet wedding hire throughout London for weddings big and small. Our musicians have been hired for intimate wedding ceremonies with just the newlywed couple and their closest members of family at small London town halls and venues like Asia House,One Marylebone Town Hall or BMA House. Or for amplified string quartet wedding music at huge reception and wedding breakfast celebrations in iconic luxury ballroom venues like The Landmark London, The Dorchester, The Savoy or Hotel Cafe Royal.
Our string quartet and trio wedding music selections are huge and varied and there is something for all ages and tastes to love and enjoy! Some clients want all classical music with hymns for a traditional wedding ceremony music or some clients want to hear all the latest modern chart hits. We are particularly proud of our extensive list of modern string quartet wedding songs. Songs like All of Me, Halo, Thinking Out Loud, Signed Sealed Delivered are firm wedding song favourites that our wedding couples choose time and time again.
Often our string bands are hired for more than one part of the wedding day and our string quartet wedding hire can range from one to five hours to cover all the daytime celebrations, ceremony, reception and wedding breakfast, before your evening band or DJ takes over! Also make sure to check out our sister entertainment agency YourEventMusic.co.uk for other types of London wedding musicians to hire for your evening wedding entertainment. You can then book all your wedding musicians at the same time as one easily organised package.
Are you planning your wedding at a venue outside of London? Don’t worry we are also happy to travel and often provide string quartet wedding hire at some of the most beautiful wedding venues in Hertfordshire, Essex, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Surrey and Oxfordshire. You won’t miss out on having top quality string quartet wedding music for your big day!
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!”
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!
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!
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!
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…
Being a top London wedding String Quartet for hire is one of our joys. For wedding ceremony music Niche wedding string quartet is the perfect choice, and for sophisticated wedding reception and fun wedding breakfast entertainment our musicians for hire provide perfect elegance & style. Try our outstanding service and join hundreds of happy clients who booked Niche London String Quartet for their wedding music.
Wedding String Quartet for the manager of the London Symphony Orchestra
Our latest Bride to chose Niche London to be the string quartet for her wedding day was the manager of the London Symphony Orchestra – a lady who truly knows good music when she hears it!! It was a pleasure to specially arrange her favourite piece ‘Marry Me’ from classic film ‘My Best Friend’s Wedding’ for her walk down the aisle (our rendition brought tears to her eyes for the perfect unforgettable entrance to her wedding ceremony). We then helped the celebrations begin by playing our wedding string quartet version of The Beatles ‘All Your Need is Love’ for the happy newlyweds exit down the wedding aisle as the new Mr&Mrs S!
For the wedding reception at perfect rustic wedding venue Tewin Bury Farm we played from our range of up-beat modern string quartet music including songs from Ed Sheeran, Adele, Jason Mraz, Ellie Goulding, Bruno Mars and Beyonce to name just a few! Guests were thrilled with our wedding string quartet music, filming their favourite songs and dancing with champagne in hand.
Niche London String Quartet also provided the perfect event music for a London film premiere, more beautiful and utterly unique wedding ceremonies, arranged music for a huge charity event in a London Palace and a remembrance service in March but that will have to wait for our next exciting event filled blog post!
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This Summer has been completely amazing! Niche London String Quartet and String Trio have played wedding music at OVER 50 different wedding venues, and also provided entertainment for birthday parties, corporate events, summer parties, award ceremonies and a very special surprise engagement proposal!
We have had the pleasure of playing lots of very in love couples down and back up the wedding ceremony aisle playing traditional classical music like Pachelbel’s Canon in D or I Giorni has been a favourite. The String Quartet and trio have also arranged and learned lots of new music to make our Niche Couples’ wedding ceremony a completely personal moment that will never be forgotten. Some of our newest modern string quartet wedding songs include Somebody To Love by Queen and Cheerleader by Omi!
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Multiple wedding music performances for Niche London String Quartet and Trio took place at some of our favourite wedding venues, Hedsor House, Kew Gardens (one on the hottest day of the year!!), Pembroke Lodge, The Bingham. Richmond wedding venues proving very popular as always! We got to visit some new wedding venues for the first time too, playing at Searcys at The Gherkin, Waddesdon Manor Dairy, Ham Yard Hotel and Aynhoe Park (There is SO much to say about the amazing Aynhoe Park Wedding we will have to save it for it’s own post!)
If you are looking for the perfect experienced London string quartet or trio for your wedding music do contact us and we can be sure to help – we would just love to be part of your love story! We only have 4 weekends until the end of the year that are still available and we are currently reserving bookings for 2018 & 2019 weddings.
Some of Niche Quartet’s lovely July brides wrote to us on our Instagram page – make sure you follow us too for wedding music ideas!
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?
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 £10million 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 £2000 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!
Being the top London wedding string quartet means we have the best range of music for wedding ceremonies! We have classical wedding music favourites such as the famous Pachelbel’s Canon or traditional Bridal Chorus or brilliant modern wedding songs arranged for string quartet such as At Last, A Thousand Years, and All of Me by John Legend.
Of course if you want ultimate personalisation of your wedding ceremony, and you can’t find that one song on our list of over 10 hours of potential wedding music, you can have Niche London wedding String Quartet arrange your dream song to walk down the aisle to! This wedding string quartet for hire love making the once in a lifetime moment as your walk down the aisle perfect.
Niche Quartet play for surprise engagement then wedding ceremony:
Last year Joe commissioned Niche Quartet’s violin duo to play for his surprise engagement proposal to Nancy and play her favourite Kate Rusby song ‘Elfin Knight’. The proposal was a great success and last weekend Joe hired Niche Quartet again to be their wedding musicians! The Mr and Mrs to be chose a beautiful wedding venue the string quartet plays in often – Caroline Garden’s Chapel, The Asylum in Peckham! We performed Elfin Knight once again as Nancy walked down the aisle and many a glistening eye could be seen in the congregation as Nancy skipped into Joe’s arms.
For the end of the ceremony Joe and Nancy had asked if we could arrange and learn upbeat Marie’s Wedding for their exit down the aisle together – the perfect London wedding music to match the rustic and vintage style wedding decor and styling.
We feel so lucky to have been a big part of their story – engagement to wedding with Niche London Wedding String Quartet!
Find out more about Niche London String Quartet’s wedding performances and wedding music ideas here!