What happens to the music when brides get to the end of the aisle?

What happens to the music when brides get to the end of the aisle?

The Bossard Quartet have played at so many weddings, and yet one question that often gets asked is ‘What happens to the music when brides get to the end of the aisle?’   We’ve seen all kinds of aisle entrances, fast, slow, emotional, happy, reluctantly shy, confident – but one thing is the same, the […]

What Does A String Quartet Need At An Event?

What Does A String Quartet Need At An Event?

We often get asked the question, ‘What Does A String Quartet Need At An Event?’ Compared to function bands, which have lengthy set-up times and lots of equipment, we REALLY don’t need much. That’s why booking acoustic live musicians for your wedding is such a great idea, with minimal faff.   So, in a nutshell…. […]

Explosion! Museum of Naval Firepower

Explosion! Museum of Naval Firepower

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

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

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 […]

burley manor hotel

Burley Manor Hotel

We had a fairly last minute booking to play at the wedding of Wen and Martin at the Burley Manor Hotel. The Burley Manor Hotel is in the New Forest and is on the outskirts of the lovely village of Burley. Burley Manor Hotel is a lovely location – a short stroll takes you right from […]

Old Thorns Hotel

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 […]

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Love Actually – All You Need Is Love (with Choir)

We had a lovely time  at the wedding on Steve and Jennifer at the Old Thorn’s Hotel in Liphook , Hampshire. A week before the wedding, Steve secretly got in touch with me, and said that he was planning a big surprise for Jennifer for the end of the ceremony. They’d requested The Beatles All […]

Israel Kamakawiwoʻole – Somewhere Over The Rainbow (our version)

Yesterday, we played at the lovely wedding of Steven and Jennifer at the Old Thorns Hotel in Liphook, Hampshire. (Anna’s favourite because there’s a cheeky Starbucks next door for a pre-wedding coffee) The couple had requested Somewhere Over The Rainbow for the signing of the register, but had asked specifically for the version done by […]

String Quartet Review : Mr and Mrs Andrews

Read on for a String Quartet Review with Lucy, who recently booked The Bossard Quartet for their wedding at New Place in September 2017 Your married name: Lucy Andrews How did you meet one another?: We met on a night out in a bar Tell us about the proposal: Dan proposed at sunset at Lake […]

Q&A : Clare & Derren at Goodwood House

Read on for a Q&A with Clare, who recently booked The Bossard Quartet for their wedding at Goodwood House in April 2017. Your married name: Clare Jennings How did you meet one another?: Online Tell us about the proposal: A regular Thursday night – thought we were just going out for dinner. Little did I […]

Hill Place

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 […]

Mr and Mrs Hill – Balmer Lawn Wedding

Your married name: Jemma Hill How did you meet one another?: at a friend’s 30th birthday drinks Tell us about the proposal: very romantic! at the top of a mountain in Alta, Norway and while the northern lights were showing, he got down on one knee in the snow in the freezing cold and asked […]

Esseborne Manor Hotel

Esseborne Manor Hotel

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 […]

Balmer Lawn Hotel

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 […]

Clock Barn in Hampshire

Clock Barn in Hampshire

We were delighted to play at the Clock Barn in Hampshire on Sunday, for the wedding of Katie and Allan. Katie had booked us after seeing us play at her sister in law’s wedding at Farbridge Barn in Sept 2015. We were very pleased to see the family again, and to provide our eclectic mix […]

Rookesbury Park

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 […]

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String Quartet at Farbridge Barn

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) […]

Froyle Park

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

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 […]