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Chicago's most innovative pop string ensembles! Whether you're inspired by classical luxury or contemporary grooves, one thing's for sure: the secret to a seamless wedding ceremony is having one ensemble that can handle it all, and handle it all with grace. No matter what type of music you ultimately choose for your walk down the aisle, rest assured that you've got the creative forces in your corner who are ready to make your entrance breathtakingly perfect.

Ceremony music is all about mood, and our first priority, always, is to get to know you. Why? Because the better we know you, the better we'll be able to create the perfect mood(s) for your celebration. The right music at exactly the right time makes a powerful statement, and watching your vision come to life is truly the best moment of our day.

Artistrings has established itself as the most highly regarded, impressively talented, and undeniably friendly team of professional musicians in the Chicago area. Visit our web site and see what the buzz is all about! Our musicians have performed with Stevie Wonder, Bruce Springsteen, Andrea Bocelli, Bernadette Peters, Sarah Brightman, The Three Tenors, The Pointer Sisters, Leslie Uggams, Michael Buble, Dennis DeYoung, Smokey Robinson, Kurt Elling, Natalie Cole, Al Jarreau, The Moody Blues, ELO, Yes, and Bread. We also perform regularly on the Fox TV show Empire, and the Broadway show Hamilton.

Our pop string quartet is second to none. Please check out our videos and then reach out to us about your wedding day. We can't wait to get to know you!

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the starting price for wedding ceremony music?

$500

What ceremony music arrangements can you provide?

Instrumental - Solo
Instrumental - Duo
Instrumental - Trio
Orchestra
String - Trio
String - Quartet
String - Quintet
Soloist / Vocalist

How many musicians are in your band(s)?

1 - 3
4 - 6
7+

What instruments does your group play?

Cello
Drums
Flute
Guitar
Harp
Organ
Piano
Trumpet
Saxophone
Viola
Violin

What services do you provide?

Ceremony Music
Cocktail Hour Music
Learn New Songs
Liability Insurance
Microphones
Music During Breaks
Reception Music
Rehearsal Dinner Music
Sample Performances
Sound/PA System
Vocals
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Amanda Married on 09/02/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect for ceremony, cocktail hour, and dinner

We worked with Artistrings for our ceremony, cocktail hour, and dinner and could not have been more impressed. We had the string quartet for the ceremony, and their rendition of Drops of Jupiter for my processional was beautiful. The Jazz trio created a lively atmosphere during our dinner that kept the energy high until it was time to dance. Highly recommend!!
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Tommy C. Married on 07/22/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely Perfect

We hired Artistrings to perform for our guests as they entered the Grand Ballroom for our Wedding Ceremony, to perform during our Wedding Ceremony (as the Wedding Party was entering/exiting the ballroom), and to perform during our Cocktail Hour. We ended up hiring a DJ for our Reception, but we still wanted some sort of "Live Music" aspect, and we absolutely hit the jackpot. We couldn't have asked for a better experience. The quality of sound was second to none, and the songs we chose to walk down the aisle to were performed beautifully. I would easily recommend this group to anyone who inquired about hiring a string quartet to play in part in some facet of their Wedding Day.
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Sam Y. Married on 06/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic wedding string quartet

We loved our experience working with Artistrings! They were very responsive and helpful throughout the selection process, offered us plenty of different combinations to choose from, and also have a massive song catalog to work off which lets you customize the vibes you're looking for! Carol and Chris are extremely kind and thoughtful people, super easy to work with, and the quartet sounded incredible at our wedding! We were thrilled with how it worked out. We highly recommend working with Artistrings if you want to add some wonderful live music to your event!
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Professional Network & Endorsements

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Five Grain Events Five Grain Events Wedding Planners

Carol is the consummate professional. She will work with you to create the wedding music you have always dreamed of: from the standard rep to more avant-garde selections. I enjoy working with her and have complete trust in her abilities.

Sarlas Music Sarlas Music Wedding Bands

Whether you are looking for traditional classical music or the hippest contemporary string quartet in Chicagoland, THIS IS IT. Artistrings always blows everyone away with their sound, ceremony music is always perfectly timed, and their professionalism is second to none. They also have the largest repertoire of contemporary pop music of any other string quartet. These guys ROCK.

Hearts and Hands Wedding Officiants Hearts and Hands Wedding Officiants Wedding Officiants

Having worked with Atristrings and especially Carol on various weddings, I have found them to one of the best groups to work with. They are most accomodating from my point as an officiant. They are excellent and I would have no hesitation in recommending them to any of my clients.

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