About Effesenden Music

atmosphere: your style, your live music

Do you love the music of artists like the Vitamin String Quartet, the Piano Guys and Lindsey Stirling?  If you are looking for a string quartet or violin based ensemble with the most versatile selection of music available in Portland, Oregon than you have come to the right place!  The number of songs and range of musical styles (500+ and growing) that we offer is unrivaled and our focus on catering musical selections to the unique tastes of our clients means that our list has been expanding each year since Effesenden Music began in 2002.    

Whether you opt for our string quartet performing everything from Canon in D to Bruno Mars to Daft Punk or our acoustic ensemble playing our custom arrangements from artists like the Lumineers, James Taylor, Nickel Creek and Alison Krauss, or our jazz ensemble featuring one of the only jazz violinists in the Portland area performing with some of the area’s top talent, we carefully craft  the music for each event— never cookie cutter and always doing our best to make sure your ceremony and reception music is as memorable as the rest of your wedding day!

Ready to get started?  Contact us today to tell us about your event.   We provide customized quotes at of course, no charge and are happy to answer your music related wedding and event questions.  We want you to have an absolutely amazing experience with your live music at your wedding and that is why we include as a standard many services which other ensembles charge additional fees for.  

Also, be sure and check out our website where you can stream our renditions of everything from traditional classical to Beyonce and Coldplay and read our blog where we share lots of insider tips on choosing your wedding music!  

If you are looking for music that is unique, customized and of exceptional artistic quality provided by caring, detail oriented musicians with a long established reputation, please reach out and share with us about your special day!

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

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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 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.