String Quartet for a Wedding at Hedsor House, Buckinghamshire

By vaughan • 24th October 2014 • Posted in: Weddings We've Played At

On Thursday 4th September we returned to a venue that we’ve played at regularly over the years – the stunning Hedsor House, near Taplow in Buckinghamshire. The central room at Hedsor is always a very special place for wedding ceremonies and is particularly rewarding for musicians on account of its fine acoustics. As we were situated on the balcony we had a clear view of the bride’s entrance and the music effortlessly filled the hall without sounding at all forced. It is a venue which suits both combinations (string quartet and string duo) as the music always projects much better from an elevated position. The bride on this occasion had specifically requested Beyoncé’s ‘Halo’ and this proved a striking piece of music for her to enter the ceremony to. Equally memorable was the choice of Christina Perri’s ‘A Thousand Years’ for string quartet which was played during the signing of the register. The married couple then exited to ‘You’re Beautiful’ by James Blunt.

Everybody then relocated outside for the reception drinks, which took place on the lawn at the back of the house. This allowed us to interact with guests far more, as well as playing a couple of requests, including a rhythmically intricate arrangement of ‘Wonderwall’! For this part of the day we played mainly rock and pop covers, all selected especially by the bride and groom. The reception lasted in the region of an hour and a half and we finished our final number just as guests were getting ready to enter for 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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