Arco String Quartet, Whitley Bay

String instrument versions of your favourite pop & classical music to make your day unique. Pop, jazz and classical music for wedding ceremonies, receptions and meals.
Pricing & Costs

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Type of Performer(s) or Business

Ensemble / Group

Style of Music

Reception Music
Drinks / Cocktails Music
Pop / Rock
Ceremony Music

Primary Instrument(s)

Full Description
Arco String Quartet offers pop, classical, film music, Bollywood, and jazz to give you the music you love. Their service is professional from start to finish, with great music and great service rolled into one. The quartet brings together many years' experience and high musical standards to form a vibrant music group that will help create the special atmosphere for your big day. Arco can provide music as your guests arrive and during the ceremony to create a special and relaxed atmosphere. After the ceremony they can move with you to your reception to entertain you and your guests with a mixture of music picked by you. They have many well-known pieces such as the Game of Thrones theme, 'It Must Be Love', Pachelbel's Canon in D and many more. Arco are flexible and adaptable and they like to tailor their music to suit you and your guests and give you exactly what you want on your big day. Arco also offer a duo for smaller spaces and tighter budgets.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Dawn
Welcome to Arco String Quartet! Have a look at our profile and website to see what we can do for you for your big day. If you'd like more information or a personalised quote then just get in touch.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Married in March 2020
June 2016
Could not fault it at all
Thank you for making our day very special. You ladies were brilliant and could not fault it at all. The day wasn’t at all what we planned but with everyone pulling together, it made it more special. Would love to see you ladies play again sometime to really take in the moment again.
Julie and Ian
Married in December 2019
June 2016
so many lovely compliments from our guests
Thank you so much for playing at our wedding on Saturday, you were fantastic and had so many lovely compliments from our guests xx
Stacey and Dan
Married in December 2019
June 2016
Made it even more special
Thank you so much for playing at our wedding on Sunday. Everybody commented on how amazing you were and how you made it even more special.
Jack and Calum
Married in November 2019
June 2016
Classical and contemporary pieces
Would just like to give our utmost thanks to Arco String Quartet for performing at our wedding at Wynyard hall last Saturday. Every single one of our guests commented on how terrific you were, playing both classical and contemporary pieces for us.
Lisa and Robert
Married in September 2019
June 2016
would recommend to anyone
A huge thank you to Arco for making our ceremony special with your beautiful playing. I got my dream of walking down the aisle to Canon in D played by a quartet. Communication from start to finish was so easy and friendly. Our guests commented on how great you were. I’d gladly recommend you to anyone.
Emma and David
Married in September 2019
June 2016
absolutely fantastic
Thank you so much for being a part of our big day, you guys were absolutely fantastic and our guests thought the same. I had imagined a sunny day with you guys playing on the lawn but when it turned out rainy I thought it was actually really lovely that we were all stood inside the beautiful Doxford Barns celebrating whilst enjoying your beautiful music, it felt like it was meant to be. And it was a really special moment when all the guests had sat down for our entrance and myself and Dave got to enjoy your last song stood hand in hand; I’ll never forget that. You guys were great, and really helpful, from the initial enquiry up to the day itself so thank you very much, we’re so pleased we booked you.
Location & Contact Details


Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear, England

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Press & Awards

Press & Awards (1)

Bridebook Gold Certificate of Excellence 2019

Industry Awards (3)

North of England Wedding Awards for Outstanding Customer Service - finalist 2015
North of England Wedding Awards for Outstanding Customer Service - winner 2014

What is your most memorable wedding?

There are a lot of contenders, including a Beauty and the Beast themed wedding and a beautiful snowy wedding in Northumberland, but for me the most memorable is playing on HMS Trincomalee in Hartlepool. It's the oldest warship still afloat anywhere in the world, which is pretty special. It's not without its challenges - low ceilings, steep stairways, and a chilly wind at times - but they're more than made up for by the feeling of the ship and the uniqueness of the venue.

What about your business are you most proud of?

In 2014 we won the North of England Wedding Award for Outstanding Customer Service. The Award is voted for by couple's who've used your service, so it was a real testament to our service that we were voted the winners. We were also finalists in the Awards in 2015, but winning it was the clincher!

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Take it slow - don't feel you have to rush through everything as soon as you're engaged. Take your time and organise things one step at a time.

What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?

One couple had their dog carry the rings down the aisle in a pouch on his collar. It was clearly so special to them as the dog was a real part of their family.

Describe your typical process with a couple.

When couples contact us we send more information about our service, the cost, the music we play, etc. You then have chance to ask any questions, talk to us about your timings and so on. Once you're happy that you want to go ahead you complete our booking form and pay a deposit to book us. We send a confirmation email to confirm the booking. Later on, we get in touch with you about 6 - 8 weeks before the wedding to confirm your music choices. You're welcome to sort those out with us earlier though if you're really organised!

What makes a romantic first dance?

Something that is special to the couple themselves. It doesn't matter what song it is - if it means something to you it's the right song.