Explosion! Museum of Naval Firepower

Explosion! Museum of Naval Firepower

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We were booked to play for Sian and Stuart’s wedding at Explosion! Museum of Naval Firepower, in Gosport, a fantastically historical venue. About The Explosion! Museum Of Naval Firepower According to Wikipedia : Explosion! is the Museum of Naval Firepower situated in the former Royal Naval Armaments Depot at Priddy’s Hard, in Gosport, Hampshire, England. It now forms part of the National Museum […]

Cowdray House

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We were delighted to play for Christopher and Sarah’s wedding at Cowdray House last week. Cowdray House is an historic venue in Midhurst, and is absolutely beautiful. About the Venue The park lies in the South Downs National Park. The estate belongs to Viscount Cowdray, whose family have owned it since 1908. It has a […]

Highcliffe Castle

Highcliffe Castle

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The Bossard Quartet played at Highcliffe Castle, near Christchurch for two weddings in May. Here they blog about Katie and Sam’s wedding.   Highcliffe Castle is an awesome location – perched up high on the cliffs at Highcliffe in Dorset. It’s a Georgian Mansion which has gone through various states of repair. It’s had a […]

Old Thorns Hotel

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We absolutely loved playing at the wedding of Jennifer and Steve at Old Thorns Hotel recently. Old Thorns Hotel is a golf club and hotel, with a Starbucks attached (and Anna’s favourite venue therefore). We’ve played there several times before and it’s always good fun. According to Wikipedia The Old Thorns estate  was previously the […]

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 […]

Balmer Lawn Hotel

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Jemma and Steven were married at the Balmer Lawn Hotel in the New Forest, Hampshire. We were booked to provide string quartet music throughout the drinks reception We enjoyed playing at the Balmer Lawn Hotel on Bank Holiday Monday for the wedding of Jemma and Steven. Bank Holiday Monday in August is a popular date for […]

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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) […]

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Skylarks Golf & Country Club

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Hampshire based The Bossard Quartet were booked for a Christmassy wedding at Skylarks Golf & Country Club, for the wedding of Stephanie and Natalie 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 […]

Froyle Park

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The Bossard Quartet blog about a beautiful wedding at Froyle Park, in Hampshire, where the couple wanted a string quartet with a twist – with added guitar for a rendition of Extreme’s ‘More Than Words.’   We were recently booked again to play at Froyle Park for the wedding of Jenna and Dominic. Froyle is […]

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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. […]

Summer Party at The Rifles Museum

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This Hampshire String Quartet played again for Trethowans Solicitors at The Rifles Museum in Salisbury 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 blessed with great weather again for a summer party out on the […]

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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. […]

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 […]

Montague arms

Montagu Arms

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The Bossard String Quartet headed down to the New Forest for a wedding at Montagu Arms in Beaulieu.  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 […]

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. […]