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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 […]

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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 […]

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Rookesbury Park

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We were booked on Saturday to play at Rookesbury Park, a wedding venue near Wickham in Hampshire. We’ve played at Rookesbury Park before, but a few years ago, when it was still a school. The school closed and is now just an events venue. We enjoyed a spectacular drive up the long driveway, through the […]

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) […]

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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 […]

Tylney Hall

Tylney Hall

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We had the pleasure of playing at Dulcie and Patrick’s wedding at Tylney Hall, near Hook in Hampshire this weekend. Tylney is a huge, sprawling historic hotel nestled in the Hampshire countryside. Typical of many former country homes, it has had various guises over the years ; a hospital in WW1, a school for 40 […]

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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 […]

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. […]

Avington Park String Quartet

Avington Park

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On Saturday 20th August we played for the wedding of Anne-Marie and Joe as they got married at Avington Park, near Winchester. Avington Park is a large 17th Century stately home that is privately owned. You can hire it out exclusively for weddings, which is pretty cool. The grounds are large and well maintained, and […]

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Timsbury Manor

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On Saturday, Amy, Anna, Ruth & Nigel ventured to a Hampshire Wedding Venue none of us had been to before. Timsbury Manor is a wedding venue situated in the heart of the Test Valley. The manor lies in parkland which is available for weddings, and there were two marquees set up ready for this couple. […]

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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 […]

Rownhams House Q&A

Customer Q&A : Mr and Mrs Mundy

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Your married name: Mundy How did you meet one another?: Speed dating! Tell us about the proposal: In istanbul Why did you choose your wedding venue? (Rownhams House) Lovely relaxed atmosphere, very attractive, flexible and good value At what point did you decide you’d like a string quartet?: Early on Did you have any concerns about […]

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A Beautiful Wedding At Home

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We played at a lovely wedding where the couple had decided to do things their own way and have A Beautiful Wedding At Home. The great news is that their garden happened to be a lovely, spacious farm with fields, barns and plenty of space. We set up underneath the trees in the wedding blessing […]