Arco String Quartet, Whitley Bay

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COVID-19 Update
For couples marrying later this year or in 2021 and beyond, we have social distancing policies in place are still accepting new bookings as normal. Your deposit would be transferable to a new date if your wedding had to be postponed because of virus restrictions. We are a covid secure music option as we do not blow into our instruments or sing, and our music is naturally at a volume that you can easily talk over without raising your voice. We can offer a string duo to help with guest numbers and social distancing if you cannot accommodate 4 musicians. Live streaming is also an option if you cannot have us in the room with you. In the meantime we’re offering a new service to record a special song so you can treat your loved one to the gift of music even while social distancing.
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

Prices start at

£240
Details

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Primary Instrument(s)

Violin
Strings

Style of Music

Reception Music
Acoustic
Classical
Drinks / Cocktails Music
Pop / Rock
Jazz
Ceremony Music

Type of Performer(s) or Business

Ensemble / Group
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.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2007
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
true
No. of People In Team
4
Reviews
(44)
Mr and Mrs Wilkinson
Married in October 2020
November 2020
Stunning music
I just wanted to send an email to say just how beautiful you all were on Thursday. Walking towards Threshing Hall on Thursday and hearing the wonderful music gave me goosebumps. I’ve had numerous messages from friends and family who have commented on how stunning the music was. We thoroughly enjoyed all of the songs you played as did our guests. Thankyou so much for everything.
Andrew and Lynsey
Married in October 2020
October 2020
Perfect music. Flexible and accommodating.
The whole wedding day went better than we could have ever hoped for under the current circumstances, it really was a perfect day that was made even better by having you play for us. Every single one of our guests have commented on how good you were and how special your music sounded in the church. From a personal point of view, I actually got goosebumps walking into an almost empty church and hearing you play the songs we had chosen. It was such a pleasure to stand and listen to you that it made waiting for the bride (traditionally late, of course) much less stressful :) I also wanted to say a massive thank you for being so flexible and accommodating with the changes and uncertainty we faced leading up to the wedding because of government restrictions. Your communication and support was really appreciated.
Charlotte
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.
Location & Contact Details

Address

Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear, England

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Accreditations / Associations (1)

Founding Member of the Association of British Wedding Businesses
FAQ
(6)

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.