Managed by cellist Andrew Mille, and artist wife, Arlene, Charleston Entertainment specializes in customized Pop + Classical Ensembles and is composed of seasoned professional artists. Our aim is to provide a once-in-a-lifetime private concert for you and your wedding guests!
We're known for our Pop + Classical Strings (Quartets, Trios, and Duos) and Wedding Parades (think - musical accompaniment as you and your guests walk from the Ceremony Site to Cocktail Hour and Reception) -- yes, they are as fun as they sound! :-)
We also provide DJ Packages, Reception Bands, Officiants-Celebrants, Harp, Vocalists, Ceremony Audio, Jazz Combos, and more! If you can think it, we can make it happen! Imagine all of these services for your Wedding Weekend on the same contract - seamlessly one and done, with multiple items checked off your list. Many of our veteran musicians have been performing Weddings and regional Symphony Orchestra concerts together for over 20 years.
Learn from our experience at Charleston venues, read our reviews, and ask your wedding planner about us.
Popular Wedding Services Offered:
- Rehearsal dinner live music - string and DJ packages
- Ceremony Music - string ensembles or soloists, trumpet, vocalists, bagpipes, and more
- Cocktail Hour and Dinner live music options - pop strings, small jazz combos, second line brass..
- Reception Music - string and DJ packages
- Sound/PA system (ceremony, speeches, reception introductions)
Visit our website to hear the unique and quality sound of our strings. You'll find recorded samples of everything from Mozart to Metallica, Stevie Wonder and Taylor Swift. Have fun! ;)
- Pacific Islander-owned
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Our lead cellist, Andrew Mille, will happily meet with you to go over the many ensemble and repertoire options we offer. Playing for you is an option, but we offer everything from bagpipes to DJ's, Swing Dance Maestros, and Americana-Lowcountry Bands. A great intro to the caliber of our artists can be found on our website!
Andrew is a classically-trained cellist and together with his wife, Arlene, manages Charleston Entertainment. He is a South Carolina native with Franco-American heritage. When not performing in and coordinating events, Andrew runs Charleston Social F.C., a soccer club of ~500 members who play daily on the downtown Charleston peninsula. Arlene is also a native of S.C. with Philippine heritage, is an artist + sewist, a lover of languages and culture, patron of several arts organizations in the area. Reach out to us here, we'd love to work with you and your partner on music for your event!
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If you are looking for live music for your special event/wedding in the lowcountry, Classical Charleston will provide high-quality, experienced performers. Whether you're hoping for a violin soloist or a string quartet, Andrew will be sure that the ensemble is perfectly suited for your needs. Owned and managed by a distinguished cellist, Classical Charleston focuses on both top-notch sound and planning/organizational skills. You won't be disappointed!
Tremendous ceremony musicians. Highly recommend!
We love the members of Classical Charleston, they never disappoint and really set the tone for a memorable and romantic ceremony. We really enjoy when they play for cocktail hour as well - we highly recommend Classical Charleston!
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