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Arco String Quartet, Whitley Bay

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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.
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Type of Performer(s) or Business

Ensemble / Group

Style of Music

Ceremony Music
Drinks / Cocktails Music
Pop / Rock
Reception Music

Primary Instrument(s)


Additional Services

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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
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Laura Coulthard
Married in November 2018
December 2018
ARCO played at our wedding in Wynyard Hall 29th November 2018. They are amazing. The songs they played were a mix of our choice and also what they thought would fit with ...
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Alison Smith
Wedding: July 2018
December 2018
Classical touch to my daughter's wedding
We booked Arco string quartet to play at my daughter's wedding ceremony after seeing them at a wedding fayre two years previous. They had made a huge impression and as w...
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Sophie and ross wilson
Married in July 2018
November 2018
Mrs Sophie Wilson
Perfect for what I had in mind to make our big day perfect- with all our guests appreciating how amazing acro were. The most amazing finishing touch
Brian and Veronica
Married in August 2019
September 2019
Absolutely amazing
Arco was absolutely amazing at our wedding. I didn’t realise how important having you all there was until it was all put together, watching my beautiful bride walk down t...
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Sara and Paul
Married in August 2019
September 2019
We just want to say a massive thank you for yesterday. You were so brilliant and so very very talented. Thank you so much for coming and being part of our day. We just wi...
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Ann and Jonathon
Married in July 2019
September 2019
All our guests commented on the music
I just want to say a massive thank you for keeping our guests entertained during our wedding! I cant recommend Arco enough…nothing was a problem. We requested songs from ...
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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
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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.