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 […]

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 […]


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 […]


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 […]

Q&A : Amy & Liam (Farbridge Barn)

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Your married name: Hastings How did you meet one another?: We met during our first term at University. We were in the same halls of residence. Tell us about the proposal: Liam proposed during a wonderful holiday to Santorini in May 2015. We were sitting enjoying a gin and tonic whilst watching the sun set […]

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 […]

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 […]


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.   Timsbury Manor lies in parkland which is available for weddings, and there were two marquees set up ready for this […]

The Bossard Quartet at The ElvethamThe Bossard Quartet at The Elvetham

“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 […]

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 […]

BACP Research Conference 2016

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On Friday night we went over to Brighton as we had been invited to perform at the BACP Research Conference at the Holiday Inn. BACP is the British Association for Counselling and Pschotherapy and every years hosts its annual conference in different cities around the UK. This is a chance for counselling professionals to get […]

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 […]

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 […]