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Hill Place

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We were booked to play at Hill Place for Kelsie and Daniel’s wedding reception. As we weren’t involved for the ceremony, we arrived as the wedding ceremony was taking place and set up to play outside. We played a real mixture of classic and popular repertoire, as requested by the bride and groom. We enjoyed […]

Esseborne Manor Hotel

Esseborne Manor Hotel

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We were delighted to play at the wedding of Tracey and William at Esseborne Manor Hotel on Saturday. Esseborne Manor Hotel is a Victorian Country Hotel set in the Bourne Valley, North Hampshire. We’d not played there before, so it’s always nice to scope out different venues. The house itself has been a hotel now […]

Mary Rose Museum

Mary Rose Museum

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On Saturday we performed at the Mary Rose Museum in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. We have played there a few times before, and enjoy the excitement of seeing the ship and all of its artifacts. We set up ready to play in the meal that was being hosted at the museum for The Worshipful Company of […]

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Balmer Lawn Hotel

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We enjoyed playing at the Balmer Lawn Hotel on Bank Holiday Monday for the wedding of Jemma and Steven. We were booked to play in the drinks reception, and the couple had requested a comprehensive selection of our classical repertoire. We enjoyed playing pieces such as Vivaldi’s “La Caccia”, Puccini Nessun Dorma, Tchaikovsky Waltz of […]

String Quartet at Farbridge Barn

String Quartet at Farbridge Barn

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We were booked to provide String Quartet at Farbridge Barn for the wedding of Josh and Samantha. They got really lucky with the weather, and the sun was shining and the sky was a perfect clear blue. We arrived at Farbridge Barn and set up in the ceremony room. The Barn was beautifully decorated (as always) […]

Skylarks Golf & Country Club

Skylarks Golf & Country Club

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Just after Christmas we were booked for the wedding of Stephanie and Natalie at Skylark Golf & Country Club. The couple had booked us to play for the wedding ceremony in the barn beside the golf club, and then further music for the drinks reception in the bar overlooking the hilly golf-course. We enjoyed playing […]

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Froyle Park

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We were recently booked to play at Froyle Park for the wedding of Jenna and Dominic. Froyle is a 17th Century Jacobean manor, which has fairly recently opened as a wedding venue. It’s part of the same group as Northbrook Park nearby. This booking was a little different, as the bride had asked whether it would […]

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Oakley Hall

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We played at the wedding of Lisa and Colin at Oakley Hall, near Basingstoke last weekend. It was Fireworks Night, and a cold blustery day. The venue was really cozy and we enjoyed playing in “The Library”. We loved the book theme that Lisa and Colin had gone for, particularly the personalised cushions! We played […]

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Botleigh Grange Hotel

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We were booked to play for the reception of a Christening at the Botleigh Grange Hotel last week. We play at so many weddings all around Hampshire, that it makes quite a change for us to play at a Christening reception. The family had hired a room at the Botleigh Grange Hotel and organised a […]

Hotel Du Vin Winchester

Hotel Du Vin

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We played at the lovely wedding of Adam and Anessa at the Hotel Du Vin in Winchester. Adam and Annessa live in the USA, but Adam is originally from Winchester and they returned to have their wedding over here. They’d selected a very carefully crafted list of music for us to play for the wedding. […]

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Summer Party at The Rifles Museum

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On Thursday evening we played for the third year at a summer party for Trethowans Solicitors. They had hired the Rifles Museum in the heart of Salisbury, and were bless with great weather again for a summer party out on the lawn in the back of the useum. We have played twice before for Trethowans […]

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“Love Actually” at The Elvetham Hotel

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We played for a really lovely couple at their wedding at the Elvetham Hotel. Nigel had booked us last year, and commissioned a special arrangement from Love Actually. Being quite a fan of Love Actually myself, I was more than happy to provide the music. Nigel had asked for Glasgow, Prime Minister’s Theme and Portugese Love Theme, all composed by Craig Armstrong. […]

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A String Quartet Quiz onboard HMS Warrior

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We enjoyed playing at the wedding of Christine and her beau on Saturday, onboard HMS Warrior. We were really looking forward to this wedding, as Christine had asked us to do something quite unique – a String Quartet Quiz of tunes for their guests to play ‘name that tune’ during the wedding meal. We embraced […]

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Montagu Arms

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We played at a lovely Friday wedding at the Montagu Arms right in the heart of beautiful Beaulieu in the New Forest. Montagu Arms is an ivy covered 17th Century country house just a 5 minute walk from the Palace House museum and of course the National Motor Museum. The hotel is on a busy […]

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Northbrook Park

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On Saturday we had the delight of playing at Indi and Polly’s wedding at Northbrook Park, near Farnham. Polly and Indi were really lucky with the weather and had a nice sunny day. Northbrook Park is a charismatic country estate with a Grade II listed country manor house set in 120 acres of park land. […]

Warbrook House

Warbrook House Wedding String Quartet

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On Saturday, we returned to Warbrook House for another lovely wedding, this time of Daniel and Naomi.   We arrived in plenty of time to set up and tune, and were ready to play a selection of light popular pieces as the guests entered. Naomi was, of course, fashionably late, and then arrived to us […]

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Farbridge Barn

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On Saturday we had the pleasure of playing at the wedding of  Jane and Bart at Farbridge Barn.  We have played at Farbridge countless times before, and love it for its rural feel, beautifully restored barns and great location! There are some rooms and a bridal suite on site too, which make it a great […]

Highfield Park

Highfield Park

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On Saturday, Anna, Amy, Ruth & Sophie played at the wedding of Nikki and Jon at Highfield Park. Highfield Park is a DeVere Venue in Hook, Hampshire. It is a venue we’d not played at before so we ventured up the M3 with excitement! We set up to play for the ceremony and made use […]

The Manor Barn of Buriton

The Manor Barn of Buriton

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On Saturday we visited The Manor Barn of Buriton. Buriton is a quintessentially English village in Hampshire, very near to Petersfield. There is a village pond, a beautiful church, a nice pub or two, and right next door to the church a gorgeous Manor House and Barn.   The Barn itself stands within the courtyard […]