About Effesenden Music

atmosphere: your style, your live musicians for a wedding

Effesenden Music is a pop string quartet located in Portland, Oregon whose speciality is writing, arranging and performing your unique musical requests.  With more than 500 custom arrangements in a wide-array of musical styles from hip hop to movie themes, classical to jazz, bluegrass to sacred, these musicians for a wedding tailor their musical playlists to your own personalized wedding style.

Services Offered
Effesenden Music offers couples a variety of entertainment services. Options include, but are not limited to, the following: 

  • Ceremony Music
  • Cocktail Hour Music
  • Dinner Music
  • Reception Music
  • Will Learn New Songs
  • String Quartet, String Trio
  • Irish and Acoustic Music
  • Sacred Music
  • Jazz Violin
  • Piano, Guitar, Bass and Drums
  • String Orchestras
  • Rock Violin inspired by Lindsey Stirling and the Piano Guys
  • Ensembles with Vocalists
  • Solo Violin
  • Destination Weddings

Areas Covered

Effesenden Music performs at Portland's hip hotels and historic churches.  They also gladly travel to destination events in the Columbia Gorge, Hood River, Mt. Hood, Bend, the Oregon Coast and the beautiful Willamette Valley Wine country.   This tenacious string quartet also regularly performs for  weddings outside of Oregon including California’s Wine Country and destination weddings in Hawaii where violin adds just the right touch!  

Categories: Wedding Musician

Regions serviced: Portland

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We had a fantastic experience with Wendy and Effesenden Music both in the lead-up to as well as on the day of our wedding. Wendy is very communicative, professional, and flexible, and she and her team are incredibly talented. With an extensive repertoire and willingness to accommodate custom music selections, Effesenden has such a diverse offering (and rock-star musicians), making for a beautiful and customized day-of experience. Unequivocally better than any DJ or recording. Thank you again for making our wedding day so special!

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Profile Picture Annie, 10/14/17, 2 Reviews
Category: Ceremony Music
Services Used: Guitar, Violin, Instrumental-Duo, Ceremony, Cocktail Hour, Learn New Songs

We loved working with Wendy and Effesenden Music. She was very professional, caring, helpful in designing music and flexible during the ceremony to produce a WONDERFUL experience for all.
She coordinates a wide variety of talented musicians (instrumental and vocalists) plus has a large portfolio of music suggestions (and open to learn new). We had an outdoor wedding, Wendy/cousin sang and played guitar/violin. My favorites were her Celtic music, very beautiful, however our guests enjoyed all. We had many compliments on our ceremony music. I highly recommend Effesenden Music for any event!

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Profile Picture Angie, 6/23/17, 1 Review
Category: Ceremony Music

Effesenden Music Pricing

Ceremony Music Pricing
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Ceremony Music Package Pricing
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Most Popular Wedding Package Includes:
Ceremony Music
Cocktail Hour Music
Learn New Songs
Reception Music
Sound/PA System

Effesenden Music FAQ

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Professional Network & Endorsements

Wendy and her amazing team of musicians are some of the most dedicated and talented artists in the industry. Each time we work with them we're amazed at their broad array of capabilities. Wendy in particular, takes the time to meet with each couple in order to understand exactly what their vision is for their wedding music. She and her team then spend countless hours learning almost any piece you want played, whether it be a hit from U2 or the traditional Canon in D. There are no limits to what they can contribute to your special day and we can't recommend them enough!

Incredibly talented! If you want to awe your guests with music that is posed to be an experience then Effesenden is the perfect choice.

We love working with Wendy and the team at Effesenden Music! They are extremely talented and are the perfect addition to a ceremony, cocktail hour or full reception! If they don't know a song you'd like to have at your wedding, they will go out of their way to learn it for you! We highly recommend Effesenden Music!

If you want simply beautiful ceremony music, call Effesenden. If you want an ethereal mood set for the most enchanted evening of your life, call Effesenden, If you are looking for an exceptional string musician; soloist, duo, trio or quartet, call Effesenden. If you want a polka band with a tuba, . . . well I'm not SURE. but you probably wouldn't call Effesenden. You will have to call Wendy and ask. No doubt about it though the sound of Effesenden is captivating and memorable. Definite recommendation of the highest order.


Portland, OR 97228   See On Map
503-860-7688 (phone)
Effesenden Music is a wedding music company from Portland, Oregon servicing weddings throughout the local area, including Oregon, Napa & Sonoma, and Hawaii. Effesenden Music is a professional wedding string ensemble that has been part of the Portland wedding industry since 2004 specializing in modern popular music arranged for strings.