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From Bach to hip hop, Garden Strings is at the forefront of the trend of modern and popular covers played on classical instruments. We have the entire Bridgerton repertoire at our fingertips, play a huge variety of styles and genres, and also are happy to stick to the classics when elegance is the priority. Our website has our extensive song list along with quite a few samples of the various ensembles.

We offer a variety of instrumentations, including solo violin, string duo, trio, and quartet and can collaborate with guitar and/or provide amplified/electric violin for high-energy events.

Bay Area based, we travel all over Northern California, and are preferred vendors at several top venues including San Francisco City Hall, Thomas Fogarty Winery, Mountain Terrace, and more. We pride ourselves on the high percentage of our business that comes from personal referrals and devoted wedding planners!

We are fun, flexible and easy to work with and offer competitive pricing-- our team is the best in the business. Please inquire for a quote or just to chat more about the role of music in your wedding planning, we hope to hear from you!

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Frequently asked questions

What is the starting price for wedding ceremony music?

$525

What is the price of your most popular wedding package?

$200

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

Ceremony Music
Cocktail Hour Music

What ceremony music arrangements can you provide?

Instrumental - Solo
Instrumental - Duo
Instrumental - Trio
String - Trio
String - Quartet

How many musicians are in your band(s)?

1 - 3
4 - 6

What instruments does your group play?

Cello
Guitar
Trumpet
Viola
Violin

What services do you provide?

Ceremony Music
Cocktail Hour Music
Instrumentals
Learn New Songs
Liability Insurance
Microphones
Music During Breaks
Reception Music
Sound/PA System
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Reviews of Garden Strings

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Sally N. Sent on 08/19/2023
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Delightful Experience

Ilana and the Garden Strings team went above and beyond for our wedding day. My partner and I really wanted live music, and decided that a string trio for the ceremony and cocktail hour would be the perfect addition. Ilana helped us through the whole process, including with a special request (playing the West Wing theme song), and we thought their song selection was absolutely perfect for what we were looking for. We chose a mix of modern and classic, and felt like the trio made our ceremony even more special. We would recommend Garden Strings to anyone - they were professional in every way and made our ceremony and reception into a dream come true.
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Jamie L. Sent on 09/27/2022
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Perfect Music for a Perfect Day

Absolutely the best choice for the ceremony and for the cocktail hour afterwards for our daughter's wedding. Their repertoire of music is impressive and yet they learned a new piece upon my daughter's request. Would highly recommend Garden Strings and we hope to use them again. Thank you.
Denise
Denise L. Sent on 05/05/2020
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Incredible musicians and incredible to work with

We worked with Garden Strings to provide music during our Catholic ceremony, and they were a dream to work with and have perform during our mass. They provided a great comprehensive list of songs to choose from and were incredibly helpful when selecting which songs to select. Everything went without a hitch and their level of professionalism and responsiveness was superb.

We chose the quartet option and were so pleased with how beautiful they played -- even our photographer mentioned how amazing they were. I would hire again in a heartbeat. Thank you again for everything.
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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
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Professional Network & Endorsements

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Quantum Party Productions Quantum Party Productions Wedding DJs

We love this group! We have had the pleasure of working with Garden Strings in a few different locations and they are always on time, professional and play beautifully. I have even heard them play original arrangements of some classic tunes.

Weddings of Heart Weddings of Heart Wedding Officiants

This trio rocks. They play beautifully. I've worked with them many times.

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