String Quartet for Weddings and Civil Partnerships

Manor House Music perform as a string quartet for weddings and all special occasions. We are frequently recommended as the ideal choice for those who would like to have music beautifully played for their ceremony, drinks reception or breakfast meal, whether it be for a wedding or civil partnership. If your ceremony and reception drinks are taking place in two separate venues, we can offer real flexibility, being able to travel from one to the other. We are also able to spread our playing over a greater period of time (such as 2 hours of playing spread across 2.5 hours), so you don’t have to pay in full for our travelling time or breaks.

We realise that every wedding day is unique and aim to work closely with each couple – putting together a bespoke programme of music to perfectly suit your needs. From the moment you decide to go ahead and book our group, Vaughan will help every step of the way, understanding that some brides and grooms like a ‘hands on’ approach to selecting music, whereas other couples are happy to give a few pointers and leave the choice to us. Whether working closely with you to find the best location to position us during your ceremony, through to sorting out our insurance with your venue, Vaughan will answer all your questions rapidly and with the minimum of fuss – leaving you to focus on the more enjoyable aspects of your big day!

When considering hiring a group, the cost of a string quartet really does vary between groups, but with our attention to detail and professionalism, clients can be assured of the highest standard of musicianship for their special day – making the music a memorable talking point, whether the couple would like to enter the ceremony to a specially requested piece or even have us accompany the hymns in a church service. Many couples book us purely to provide an elegant atmosphere during a meal or drinks reception.

If you are planning a more intimate gathering where hiring a string duo might be suitable, please do get in touch to discuss this as Vaughan has spent years building up a library of over 250 pieces specifically arranged for the combination of violin with viola and violin with cello.

Manor House Music Wedding String Quartet for special occasions

If you would like to hear samples of our playing from the traditional bridal marches or processional music to something altogether more modern, please click through to our playlist page and select the samples on our jukebox.

Over the last ten years we’ve performed at some 200 venues across the South East of England, as well as many in the South West and Midlands. If you’d like to find out whether we’ve played at your venue, do get in touch – we’d be happy to share our experiences with you!

Wedding string duo at the Swiss Gardens, Bedfordshire

Dear Vaughan, Thank you so much to you and your musical partner for bringing your music to our wedding on the 17th of February. Your music was such a treat - everybody commented on it. We will never forget how perfectly your playing complimented our wedding. The ceremony, the drinks reception and the meals seemed so splendid with your tunes filling the various rooms. Thank you also for playing Charlottes special requests - she was absolutely delighted - and for all your advice and warm, friendly communications prior to the big day. Communications with a few suppliers and entertainers made us edgy about their commitment, although they did indeed turn up on the day. We had no such concerns about you, after being so attentive, so prompt and so patient in all our telephone conversations. Many have mentioned your contribution to our wedding, I'm sure they'd recommend you to anyone planning a wedding - we will do so too. Thank you both for being absolute stars on our big day.

James and Charlotte (Wedding at Northcote House, Sunningdale)

About Manor House Music

Manor House Music is a wedding string quartet and duo consisting of some of the UK’s finest musicians. Based on the borders of Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire, we’ve now performed for over 800 weddings, corporate events and private functions all over the South East and Midlands. Available to play in Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Cambridgeshire, Surrey, Sussex, Kent, Essex, Greater London, Hampshire, Warwickshire, Gloucestershire, Leicestershire and beyond.


Manor House Music

Tel: 07870 171194