“I dreamed of a wedding of elaborate elegance…
A church filled with flowers, friends and beautiful music…
I asked him what kind of a wedding he wished for…
He said one that would make me his wife.”
We realize that in today’s less than perfect economy, many brides are on a very tight budget.
We now offer a choice of hiring a String Quartet or a String Trio or a String Duo or Piano Cello Duo.
A typical wedding ceremony: Quartet $775.00 – Trio $650.00 – Duo $525.00
For a typical wedding ceremony, we start playing prelude music about a half hour before your ceremony starts as your guests start arriving.
We will play a special selection for the mothers and grandmothers to be seated, processional music for the bridesmaids to walk down the aisle and special music for the bride to walk down the aisle.
We can also play music during the ceremony, for a unity candle lighting ceremony, communion, etc.
We will then play for the bride and groom to recess from the altar, and postlude music as your guests are leaving.
We will work very closely with you helping you choose music that is perfect for you.
If there is music that you want that is not in our repertoire, we will do our best to find it for you.
I was so nervous and wasn’t quite sure what to expect, but when I heard you playing when I came into the Church, you brought tears to my eyes…Shay and Den
There is very little difference in the sound of most of the professional string quartets that play weddings in the Philadelphia, South Jersey, Entire State of Delaware.
What sets the Shrewsbury String Quartet apart from the others is how easy it is to work with us.
One of the most frequent complaints that we hear from brides is how difficult it is to get in contact with our competition and that it takes an unreasonably long time for some them to answer emails or return phone calls.
We pride ourselves in answering emails and returning phone call immediately. If you do not hear back from us within a few hours, we probably did not get your message so please try again.
We have performed at several hundred weddings and are very familiar with the timing of the music. Some quartets may sound fine, but if they play at the wrong time or do not end the song at the proper time, can cause unnecessary stress for the bride.
We can help you personalize your music.
Thank you so much. My walk down the aisle was everything I dreamed of accompanied by the Canon in D…Leanne and Andrew
We get many compliments on the way we sound and we hear from a lot of brides that they appreciate how easy we are to work with.
As you know, planning a wedding can be very stressful, but working with you was an extreme pleasure. You knew exactly what I wanted, you helped calm me and I knew that our music was going to be absolutely amazing, and it was absolutely perfect…Judey and Jon
Catholic Wedding Mass: Quartet $875.00 – Trio $725.00 – Duo $575.00
We have played several hundred wedding Masses and are very familiar with the timing of the music.
There are some quartets that will not perform at a Catholic Mass without an organist.
We are very familiar with Catholic masses and non-mass ceremonies. We are very comfortable with or without an organist.
Cocktail Hour: Quartet $775.00 – Trio $650.00 – Duo $525.00
Wedding Ceremony and Cocktail hour: Quartet $1275.00 – Trio $1025.00 – Duo $775.00 Wedding Mass and Cocktail hour: Quartet $1375.00 – Trio $1100.00 – Duo $825.00 For each additional hour: Quartet $500.00 – Trio $375.00 – Duo $250.00
Travel Charges: Additional travel fees for travel more that 40 miles from Philadelphia.
Up to 70 miles $100.00.
Up to 100 miles $200.00.
Over 100 miles please call us for pricing.
Outdoor Weddings: We want to provide the best possible performance for your event. Outdoor ceremonies create more challenges for musicians.
We have to consider weather conditions and insects. Our instruments can be damaged by extreme temperatures or direct sunlight.
We enjoy playing outside under many conditions, however what is acceptable for a guest for comfort is more difficult for musicians to deal with when trying to perform our best for your event.
Please be considerate and provide a safe, comfortable location for us to perform.
Funeral Pricing: The Shrewsbury String Quartet performs at over two hundred weddings a year. We also add expressive and touching music to many funerals every year. We feel that at a funeral, we become part of the Liturgy.
“String music held a very special place in our mother’s heart. We knew that she wanted a string quartet at her funeral… You were absolutely wonderful. We wish that we could have met under different circumstances and that mom could have heard you play, although I’m not so sure that she didn’t”…Rose
If classical music was important in your loved one’s life, this is a special way to honor their memory.
We charge $775.00 for a quartet or $650.00 for a trio or $525.00 for a duo for a funeral service. $775.00 for a quartet or $650.00 for a trio or $525.00 for a duo for the first hour of the viewing and $500.00 for each additional hour for a quartet or $375.00 for a trio or $250.00 for a duo. Call us and you will understand why so many brides have chosen us.