The cost of being the top string quartet? £295 + VAT

27th July 2009

Today we received a gushing telephone call from a wedding magazine informing us that they were running a special feature about the ‘top twelve’ suppliers of classical music for weddings in the UK. After “careful consideration”, they wanted to recommend the Manor House String Quartet to represent the South East of England – because they […]

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Hiring a String Quartet for Your Wedding Ceremony Only

17th July 2009

On the whole, quite a large proportion of wedding string quartets have a ‘minimum booking period’ of at least 2 hours, particularly for peak Saturdays over the summer months. This is because in the top wedding string quartets, all four musicians will not only be in demand for the quartet itself, but will often have […]

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Which Classical Music to Choose for a Wedding Ceremony…

1st July 2009

Very often clients book us for weddings and functions with a clear idea of what they’d like playing. Many people enjoy spending hours looking through the repertoire choices on our playlist page and constructing lists of favourite pieces,  including the order in which they’d like them played on the day by their wedding string quartet. […]

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Wedding String Quartet Pachelbel Canon in D

10th June 2009

No matter how large the size of a wedding string quartet‘s repertoire, or how many other music choices there are on offer – it’s probably true to say that 99% of brides who hire a string quartet choose to walk up the aisle to Pachelbel’s Canon in D for string quartet or even the smaller combination of string duo. Here’s […]

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Food poisoning, stuck in the Himalayas and professional responsibility

3rd May 2009

One of the most common questions we’re asked by potential clients is ‘what happens if one of our musicians is ill on the day of the wedding?’ All our players are in demand and generally get booked up by orchestras in advance, so how do we go about finding another musician of equal quality and […]

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About Manor House Music

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.



Tel: 07870 171194