Surrey Wedding String Quartet

By vaughan • 25th June 2014 • Posted in: Weddings We've Played At

On a Friday earlier this month, our string quartet returned to play at Northbrook Park in Bentley, Surrey for the first time since my sister got married there back in 2004 (in the days before it became an established wedding venue!).  Here is a rather old photo of that day:

Surrey Wedding String Quartet

The venue has changed considerably in the last decade, gaining a new ceremony room with attractive acoustics and plenty of space for this wedding of around 100 guests.

We entertained guests with a selection of classical pieces prior to the ceremony. The bride then entered to an arrangement of Hoppipolla by the band Sigur Ros for string quartet. This is an increasingly popular piece for wedding ceremonies, with its atmospheric beginning and climactic build-up. The ceremony was unusual in that there was an extra piece of music before the signing of the register for guests to join in and sing along with! This was the idea of the bridal couple and all the guests sang along to ‘It Must Be Love’ for string quartet by Madness with real enthusiasm (some even sang through the instrumental solo). You can hear a sample of our arrangement on our Playlist page.

After the wedding ceremony itself, we re-located to the courtyard area where drinks were served and photographs taken. For this part of the day, we mixed a whole range of rock and pop numbers from the last 4 decades amongst well loved classical pieces. Here is a video of the quartet playing Borodin’s lovely ‘Nocturne’:

Many guests commented on how much they enjoyed the music and we finished just as everyone was due to make their way through to the wedding breakfast.

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Manor House Music is a wedding string quartet and duo consisting of some of the UK’s finest musicians. Founded in 2005, and based on the borders of Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire, we’ve now performed for over 800 weddings, corporate events and private functions. We combine a high quality of musical performance with a large repertoire of dynamic arrangements and a desire to work closely with clients to ensure that every detail is just right for your event.

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