New Forest String Quartets

Fantasia Music has provided String Quartets in The New Forest for over two decades and being based near the area is certainly an advantage to those looking to hire a string quartet in this beautiful part of Southern England. Our local knowledge of professional musicians in the area means that costs can be kept down as you will not have to pay for your musicians to travel from London etc. Our New Forest String Quartets are coordinated by our strings specialist who was a member of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra so you can book with confidence.

Hire a Wedding String Quartet in The New Forest

A String Quartet is the most popular choice for those looking to have live music for a wedding ceremony and our New Forest String Quartets will deliver beautiful, expertly played music to delight everyone. The sound is simply amazing, and the sight and sound of violins, viola and cello playing beautiful music is something which can only add to the grandeur of the occasion.

A common misconception is that a string quartet will just play classical music however this is far from the truth. The string quartets we recommend for New Forest weddings have a wide repertoire of music which includes classical music but also arrangements of pop and rock songs as well as film & TV music, show music and even some jazz. Therefore a wedding ceremony could have music for the brides entrance from Handel, Bach, Vivaldi or Pachelbel’s Canon then for the signing of the register then When I fall I Love’ by Nat King Cole, ‘All of Me’ by John Legend and ‘Perfect Day’ by Lou Reed. For the exit how about ‘Beautiful Day’ by U2, ‘Greatest Day’ from Take That! or ‘It Musit Be Love’ from Madness.

String Quartets can also be very cost effective as not only can they play for the ceremony but they will also be perfect for the drinks reception. Our New Forest String Quartets play acoustically so they are able to relocate to another room or outside very easily. This is a time for bride and groom and guests to chat and relax before the wedding breakfast, so the volume the quartet plays at works very well, and the wide repertoire of music means there will be something for everyone.

New Forest wedding venues

Our office is very close to The New Forest so all the wedding venues in the New Forest area are known to us. This is of particular help to those who book their string quartets with us as we can advise where is best for them to set up, if the venue has cover so they can play outside and details of parking and access. Popular wedding venues around the New Forest include: Chewton Glen, Lime Wood, Pylewell Park, The Montagu Arms, Rhinefield House, Careys Manor Hotel, Heathfield House.

New Forest String Trios

For those with limited space for live music but who still would like the sound and versatility of a string ensemble there is the option of a String Trio and most of our New Forest String Quartets will offer this option. The difference between the quartet and the Trio is the omission of either a violin or viola however the sound is still wonderful. The sound of the trio is a little lighter and it could well be a better option for a smaller room. The fact that it will also be less expensive than a string quartet is another plus particularly for those on a budget. If you are unsure what would be best for your wedding we would be delighted to advise.

How to book a New Forest String Quartet

We aim is to make things as simple as possible so just click the link below to be taken to the string quartets that are available to play in the New Forest area. Browse the options and click on the profile that interests you to see video, hear MP3’s, read testimonials, see photos, playlists and more. Need a price?  Then click the enquiry button to give us some basic info and we will reply quickly, usually within 24 hours. If you would rather contact us for help or advice then the email is or call us on 01202 421743

Other useful links
Here is the link to see all our options for Wedding Ceremony Music

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