We cannot recommend City String Ensemble enough. From booking the Trio months in advance and right up to our Wedding Day, communications with Sophie were great and we were made to feel nothing was too much trouble.
True professionals in every way, what an amazing contribution they made to our Wedding Ceremony and Drinks Reception. They set the exact tone we were looking for on our special day and our Guests were delighted to hear them play and still talk about them. Thank-you City String Ensemble – we couldn’t have asked for more!
Private Wedding - The Talbot Inn, Ripley.
"The City String Ensemble played at our Wedding Reception with expert musical perfection! All elegantly presented, Sophie and her accompanying musicians delighted us for more than the agreed three hours with beautiful music tunes to the delight of all our guests! We would very much like to invite you to play for us again on other occasions. With best wishes from Florida! Gabi and Archie"
- Private wedding, Moismann's Club, London.
"We had the String Quartet for my Mum's 70th birthday afternoon tea party. What can I say, they were superb! I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a String Quartet! Thank you ladies - you were outstanding!! "
- Birthday party, Burford Bridge Hotel, Surrey.
"City String Ensemble hugely contributed to my sister's wedding day. They played at the drinks reception and their excellent repertoire, beautifully played, created the perfect atmosphere to get the celebration off to the best start possible. They were so easy to arrange, reliable and tailored the set to our requests. I was impressed with their talents as well as how professional they were to work with booking their services."
- Private wedding, High Halden, Kent.
"The City String Ensemble was all we could have hoped for. We needed a trio to play a selection of music at the funeral of my mother and aunt. There was an extensive range to choose from; Sophie and her fellow musicians were smartly dressed, they turned up in plenty of time, they set up unobtrusively, played beautifully and everybody was delighted with their performance.
I'd recommend them to anybody."
- Private funeral, GreenAcres Epping Forest.
"City String Ensemble supplied a quartet to play for my birthday party. Dealing with them in advance was efficient and clear, and they played beautifully."
- Private party, Wetlands Centre, Barnes.
"City String Ensemble played at the marriage ceremony of our wedding. They had excellent and lovely suggestions for the music to be played, and were more than happy to play music of our choice. Total professionals who didn't give us a moment of worry, these team know their stuff. Ask them for suggestions on how your music choices can fit with timing on the day! Would definitely use again."
- Private wedding, Islington Town Hall.
"Excellent! From start (initial contact and enquiry), to finish (performance), City String Ensemble were a pleasure to work with. Sophie was very helpful and accomodating, she also offered a very competitive package, advising what would work in an honest way. She was always prompt with communications, and helped where she could.
The team were punctual on the day, and played amazingly, guests loved it! Thanks to the team!"
- Asian wedding, Hever Castle.
"City String Ensemble did a fantastic job at our wedding. I asked for a string trio. They followed my instructions to the letter and were very cooperative during the event and in the run up to it.
They brilliantly played additional pieces of music that were not on their repertoire. They also beautifully played a mixture of classical and popular songs.
All guests commented how well they played and what a fantastic idea it was to have a live trio at our wedding.
The trio were smiley and extremely friendly and reliable on our wedding day. I would recommend their services to my best of friends and family and would employ their services again should I have another event. Very well done and thank you for making our special day even more special."
- Private wedding, The Caledonian Club, London.
"City String was a pleasure to work with for our big day. They were professional from the outset and had a huge choice of songs we could choose from. Anyone thinking of a string quartet or similar for their special day should look know further than these guys. They are brilliant."
- Private wedding, Sheene Mill, Cambridgeshire.
"City String Ensemble played for our wedding day and were fantastic.
They have a great repertoire and played all of the songs beautifully. Our guests loved them so much they demanded an encore!! We would highly recommend City String Ensemble and I hope we get an excuse to use them again in the future."
- Private wedding, Hampton Court House.
"City String Ensemble were sensational at our wedding!! We went with the trio and they played a wide range of songs from the classics to the Game of Thrones theme!
Their communication throughout was amazing and they made our day extra special as all the musicians were incredibly talented as well as very, very nice people.
If you're looking for wedding music - look no further!!!"
- Private wedding, Lydiard House.
"City String Ensemble came to our residential care home for an evening event and they were fantastic. They came on time set up with minimal fuss and played beautiful music. Worth every penny!!!!!!"
- Opening event, Kingsmere Residential Home, Wimbledon.
"Sophie and colleagues played so beautifully at our daughter's wedding on 6th November. My daughter particularly wanted a quartet with cello as a reminder of her grandmother who had been a passionate cellist!
They played before and after the ceremony itself and while aperitifs and canapés were served. They were punctual, they are talented musicians and chose and played appropriate music. We would not hesitate to recommend them and would most definitely use them again."
- Jewish wedding, The Grove.