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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Style of Music

Reception Music
Drinks / Cocktails Music
Pop / Rock
Ceremony Music

Type of Performer(s) or Business

Ensemble / Group

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
Laura Coulthard
Wedding: 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 the occasion. Professional and really just genuinely lovely people. Highly reccomened.
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 we began to plan the wedding they were always an option high on our list. Unfortunately we left it too late to have a quartet but we were lucky enough to have a duet to play, and they didn't fail to amaze. The bride and groom had a large play list to choose from and to their amazement a lot of their favourite songs were on the list. Everyone paid lovely comments and we couldn't have been happier with the performance. I would therefore highly recommend the Arco string duo, trio or quartet, they are amazing professionals and I honestly believe anyone would be happy to them to perform at their wedding.
Sophie and ross wilson
Wedding: 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
Gemma and John
Wedding: June 2019
June 2016
completely fabulous
Arco played at our wedding at Wynyard Hall in June, and were completely fabulous. The guests commented how beautifully they played and really added to the atmosphere of the day, both in the chapel and out on the lawn. I wasn’t sure what I kind of playlist I wanted, only that I didn’t want anything too formal, but Kirsty worked with me and our needs to make our day that bit more amazing.
Amy and Lewis
Wedding: February 2018
June 2016
Very responsive with our requests
Thank you so much for playing for us! I thought you guys were great. It set a great ambience and the guests said it was lovely to walk in to. You have been very easy to contact and have been very responsive with our requests.
Emma and David
Wedding: 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

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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?

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!

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

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 about your business are you most proud of?

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 is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

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.

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.

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.