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Dream City Music is an award-winning wedding string quartet based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Thank you so much for visiting our profile, and congrats on your engagement! Led by Jared Judge, we are Milwaukee's top wedding string quartet specializing in providing stunning live music for ceremonies, cocktail hours and receptions! We鈥檝e served over 350 happy couples, and we鈥檇 love to get to know you and craft the perfect entertainment for your wedding vision!

From beginning to end, enjoy a stress-free, organized process for booking and planning live music for your wedding. Dream City Music oversees and coordinates live musicians to ensure you have gorgeous, stunning music for the most important day of your life.

Who We Are

Jared began his musical studies at the age of 6 and has an extensive background in teaching and performing music professionally. As a public school teacher, Jared has taught everything from Elementary Music (guitar in hand!) to High School Marching Band, Orchestra, String Quartets and more. As a professional performer, Jared has directed Musical Theater shows and Operas and has performed in several professional and volunteer orchestras. Additionally, he has performed in a String Quartet for most of his professional career. His proudest musical accomplishment is when he placed second in the US Air Force Band Conductor Audition. Jared鈥檚 high musical standard and attention to detail have both contributed to the over 200 events Jared has coordinated for Dream City Music. He currently serves as a violinist and violist for Dream City Strings.

What We Do

We know that planning a wedding is tricky. There is so much more to booking wedding music than just the musical product itself. Our professionalism, expertise, personality, talent, and passion will be present from the very first moment. Put simply, we are here for YOU, every step of the way.

Services Offered

As a team of professionals, we specialize in musicians for wedding ceremonies, cocktail hours, and receptions. Because music is an integral part of telling your love story and celebrating it, our musicians deliver exceptional performances each and every time.

Different than other groups, our full-time job is to provide the best wedding musicians for your day, including the performers, instruments, types of songs, length of play time, and more. As a repeat Couples' Choice Award Winner on WeddingWire and a repeat The Knot Best of Weddings Award Winner, we are committed to providing couples with live music they will cherish for many years to come.

Through our custom Wedding Music Planning Portal, we鈥檒l help you choose the music styles and songs you want. You鈥檒l also be able to access your contract, build your wedding music timeline, and utilize our Ceremony & Cocktail Hour Playlist Designer tool. Most importantly, you鈥檒l be able to bring your exact vision to life.

Here are the reasons hundreds of couples choose us every year for their live wedding music:

  • A clear, organized process from start to finish
  • Experienced musicians who know how to engage the crowd
  • Unlimited potential for the songs and styles you desire
  • On-call musicians that step in for emergencies, so no need to worry about cancellations
  • Prompt and professional communication
  • Personalized song requests of any style or genre
  • Our groups travel up to 150 miles. Contact us with questions about your location.

Check out what other couples say about us in the reviews below.

Ready to learn about unforgettable live music for your wedding?

Send us a WeddingWire message or call us to discuss your unique vision! Jared or his team will be happy to get to know you!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the starting price for wedding ceremony music?

$1,000

What is the price of your most popular wedding package?

$1,000

Which of the following are included in the price of your most popular wedding package?

Ceremony Music
Music During Breaks
Sample Music

What ceremony music arrangements can you provide?

Instrumental - Solo
Instrumental - Trio
Orchestra
String - Trio
String - Quartet

How many musicians are in your band(s)?

1 - 3
4 - 6

What instruments does your group play?

Cello
Viola
Violin

What services do you provide?

Ceremony Music
Cocktail Hour Music
Instrumentals
Learn New Songs
Liability Insurance
Microphones
Music During Breaks
Reception Music
Rehearsal Dinner Music
Sample Performances
Sound/PA System
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4.9 out of 5 rating
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2023 Winner
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Aleksandra G. Married on 02/05/2022
5 out of 5 rating

We loved having Dream City Strings at our wedding!!

Dream city strings was amazing to work with. From the moment we met for the first meeting we knew we were in great hands. The entire process was seamless, and the day of our wedding couldn鈥檛 have been more amazing! The ceremony, cocktail hour and dinner were all the more amazing thanks to Jared and his team. It set the tone for the whole evening. We can鈥檛 thank you enough
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Nicholas D. Married on 11/05/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic!

What a wonderful addition to our wedding ceremony! Thank you for everything!
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Megan G. Married on 10/29/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Dream City Strings

We reached out to Dream City approximately two months from our wedding date, and we're so thankful we decided to have strings for our ceremony music. Very responsive, easy to use portal for music selection, and true professionals the day of. Highly recommend!
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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2023 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner

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Professional Network & Endorsements

1 Endorsement
Elizabeth Burgert, Simple Ministry Elizabeth Burgert, Simple Ministry Wedding Officiants

Nancy (violin) and Gerard (cello), two of Dream City Music's professional musicians, added so much romance and elegance to the intimate wedding I officiated at Lake Geneva Inn. They played traditional wedding favorites, such as Cannon in D and favorite contemporary love songs as well. I hope to work with them again soon!

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