Spitbank Fort Wedding Ceremony

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We had a fantastic time playing for a Spitbank Fort Wedding Ceremony today. Olivia and William had booked us a while back, and we always love playing on Spitbank Fort. We were picked up by their friends in Old Portsmouth and went onboard the Mary Siobhan boat which took us over. We clambered onto the […]

Taplins PLace

Taplins Place

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We kicked off September with a lovely wedding at the intimate Taplins Place on Saturday. Taplins is a lovely garden that is part of a family home. There’s a cool little pagoda style summer house for wedding ceremonies, and a barn for the wedding breakfast. The garden is decorated with interesting trinkets and photo opportunities, […]

Aynhoe Park

Aynhoe Park

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We had a fun day last week playing at Luke and Kirsty’s wedding at Aynhoe Park. Aynhoe Park, is a Grade I listed 17th-century country house rebuilt after the English Civil War on the southern edge of the stone-built village of Aynho, Northamptonshire, England. It overlooks the Cherwell valley that divides Northamptonshire from Oxfordshire It […]

WarriorFest 2018

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We were delighted to be asked to return to the WarriorFest 2018 this year – a superb pirate and dinosaur themed beer festival onboard HMS Warrior. Organised by Staggeringly Good Beer, it’s a hedonistic night of beer, folk, eye patches and striped tops. We played last year and enjoyed the festive atmosphere, and this year […]

Moorhill House Hotel

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On Saturday we played at the wedding of Nick and Lawrence at the Moorhill House Hotel. We’d been booked to play during the outside ceremony in the gardens, where the marriage took place under a lovely white pagoda. The couple walked in accompanied by their mums, and the bridal party, and there was a lovely […]

Old Thorns Hotel, Golf and Spa Resort

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On Saturday we were back at the Old Thorns Hotel, Golf and Spa Resort for the wedding of Hannah and Karl.  Just off the A3 near Liphook, we have played here many times before. We started off proceedings with coffees at the Starbucks attached.  Ruth, Amy, Anna and Sophie. Starbucks nearly got all four names right! […]

Elmers Court

Elmers Court

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We played on Saturday at the wedding of Chloe and Connor at the Elmers Court Hotel. Macdonald Elmers Court Hotel & Resort is located on the stunning Solent Coast, at the edge of the New Forest and lies within 23 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds. We were booked for the ceremony and drinks reception. We enjoyed playing […]

Dorset House School (Great Barn)

Dorset House School (Great Barn)

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On Saturday we braved the wet weather to play at the drinks reception of Nick and Nichola (the two Nicks!) at Dorset House School (Great Barn). The venue is one we’d not played at before so it was good to explore somewhere new. Dorset House School is a prep school in Pulborough. Dorset House is […]

Lysses House Hotel

Lysses House Hotel

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Hampshire string quartet The Bossard Quartet played at Lucy and Calvin’s wedding at the Lysses House Hotel on Friday. It was a lovely intimate wedding, with a high spirited atmosphere. Lucy and Calvin had booked us as they are big Oasis fans and loved our rendition of ‘Whatever’, a special song for them. The Lysses […]

String Quartet At Stansted House

String Quartet at Stansted Park

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The Bossard Quartet were booked to provide their string quartet at Stansted Park at the wedding of Ellie and Michael. Read about how this lovely couple picked something quite different, in the form of a folk fiddle processional from the house down to the chapel. We love playing our music for string quartet at Stansted […]

Goodwood House

Goodwood House

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The Bossard String Quartet ventured into West Sussex to play for Daniel and Samantha’s wedding at Goodwood House on Saturday. Read about what they played, and an extra special wedding quiz with the bride and groom before their wedding.   We braved the ice and slush to head over to Goodwood House for Daniel and […]

Spinnaker Tower Wedding

Spinnaker Tower Wedding

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Hampshire string quartet The Bossard Quartet played at the iconic Portsmouth venue for the Spinnaker Tower wedding of Michelle and Peter.   Michelle and Peter were very much a couple doing things their own way. They’d picked to have a Spinnaker Tower wedding as they’d once lived in Portsmouth and wanted to return to the city of happy memories for […]

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 […]