Weddings are our speciality and we have performed at hundreds of them – each one is unique! We want to work with you to make your day as individual as you are. Choose from one of our packages: take away the stress by leaving the everything to us, decide all the details for yourself, or something in between – the choice is yours.
The Crystal Palace String Quartet can play for your ceremony, champagne reception, wedding breakfast or any combination of these. We are extremely flexible: we will fit in with whatever plans you may already have, and can provide input into the scheduling of your day. Options include providing arrangements of your favourite songs especially for you, and making a recording of our performance as a wonderful memory of your special day. If you wish, we will provide set lists in advance, and also print them out as a keepsake. Amplification can be arranged if required, and the String Quartet can play inside or out (weather permitting) – it's easy for us to move between performing locations. You can even choose what you'd like us to wear, to fit in with the style of your wedding day.
The following are some suggestions for wedding music: feel free to choose anything from our huge repertoire, or just leave it to us to choose appropriate music.
Prelude (as the guests arrive to the wedding)
Handel: Water Music, Music for the Royal Fireworks; Vivaldi: Spring from the Four Seasons; Corelli: Concerto Grosso
Handel: Arrival of the Queen of Sheba; Wagner: Wedding March; Pachelbel: Canon in D;
Signing of the register
Bach: Air on the G String; Delibes: Flower Duet; Elgar: Salut d'Amour; Massenet: Meditation
Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 3; Mozart: Eine Kleine Nachtmusik; Mendelssohn: Wedding March
Beatles: All You Need Is Love; Mozart: Divertimento in D; Beethoven: Ode to Joy
A sample wedding reception setlist could include the following:
Classical: Haydn, Dvorak, Mozart, Beethoven, Bach, etc.
Jazz, Latin: Joplin, Porter, Gershwin, Duke Ellington, Mancini, ...
Pop: Beatles, Oasis, Kinks, Coldplay, Depeche Mode, Elbow, Sting, many others...
Romantic: Brahms, Ravel, Strauss, Schubert, Elgar, etc.
TV, musicals, movies & opera: please see our full repertoire list!