Boston String Ensemble can provide music to enhance your Wedding Ceremony. Most wedding ceremonies are divided into three parts: the prelude, the service, and the postlude. The prelude is played as the guests are gathering usually lasting fifteen minutes long. It concludes with the processional for the bridal party. Processional music can be one piece or several different pieces.

Depending on the religious status of the ceremony, there can be musical interludes between readings, at the lighting of the unity candle, or during communion. This is always a great time to interject that special song that you want everyone to remember from your wedding.

The service closes with a recessional for the entire wedding party. This is followed by a brief postlude as the guests exit the wedding area. Brides should feel free to choose traditional or contemporary musical selections.

We are available and are often booked for the cocktail hour or the reception immediately following the ceremony. This creates a very elegant bridge of live music up until your band or DJ takes over, continuing the celebratory mood of your ceremony with upbeat classical music, jazz standards, pop songs, or your own requests!

PRICING (2020-2021)

String Quartet (2 violins, viola and cello)

$900/prelude + ceremony, $400/additional cocktail hour

String Trio (violin, viola and cello)

$700/prelude + ceremony, $350/additional cocktail hour

String Duo  (violin and cello)

$500/prelude + ceremony,  $300/additional cocktail hour

*Transportation fee: based on location

**We suggest that our clients choose a trio or quartet if the music selections are mostly modern pop songs.

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  • The Boston String Quartet made such a profound effect on the elegance of our wedding. They arrived well in advance of the event, and performed so eloquently that I would recommend them for any formal event. I can’t thank them enough for the beauty of their performance that really made such an impact on our special day.

    Vernon P

    The manager was very easy to talk with and helpful with suggestions. The music was beautiful and was performed exquisitely. We highly recommend them! Great Job!!

    Gail H

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