Sarah · Married on 10/09/2020
Candlelight Music was not initally part of my plan for my ceremony music, but after hearing them perform at my wedding venue a few months before my ceremony, I am so glad that I was able to invest what little extra money we had to hiring them.Sent on 04/02/2012
I hired a string duo for the ceremony. My wedding processional was Pachabel's Cannon in D along with a pianst that was a family friend of my husband. The music sounded like it was a recording and was absolutely perfect. The duo, which included the "owner" of the company, Mr. Connolly, came dressed in tuxedos and played beautifully. I also had 2 soloist sing, and they were able to work with them as well.
They were very easy to work with. All I did was e-mail them a list of the songs we wanted them to play and the contact information of our pianist and they did the rest. Numerous people told me how beautiful their music was, and they added that touch of elegance and class that I was looking for; afterall, how many people get a string duo at their wedding?
Dianna · Married on 10/10/2015
I contacted Candlelight Music for our daughter's Adirondack Wedding in a rather remote section of Lewis County at a small lovely chapel at Brantingham Lake, NY. They did not dissapoint me. I received many compliments from our guests on how lovely the music was for our ceremony. They were very adaptable and flexible on my music requests and even performed a piece they had to learn and had never used before! I had a violin and keyboard and they made our service so lovely and special! Arrived on time, professional in every way and easy to work with as well as very responsive to my e-mails and requests. Would highly recommend them for your event. They even recommended a soloist Janet LaFrance who performed and way over the top wonderful!Sent on 10/16/2015
Keely · Married on 10/03/2015
Candlelight Music is wonderful to work with! My sister had Candlelight Music play at her wedding ceremony a few years ago and everyone loved them. I knew they would be a perfect addition to our ceremony as well as our cocktail hour. Robert was great to work with, very prompt and organized and made great suggestions as well as accommodated our requests. The weather the day of the ceremony was cooler than we had anticipated but Candlelight Music was very easy going and was able to play to our guests even when we had to make slight adjustments to our outdoor ceremony. I recommend Candlelight Music and was very happy with their services!Sent on 11/01/2015
Meghan · Married on 05/23/2015
Candlelight Music played at our recent wedding ceremony and cocktail hour and we could not be happier with how beautiful the music was. Robert was a pleasure to work with and quickly returned my calls and/or emails. They were able to take a few suggestions we had for music selections and choose other pieces to fit with the ambience we were looking to achieve.Sent on 06/06/2015
User4725766 · 2+ years ago
Awesome! Even collaborated on a song that bride sang. Great people!Sent on 01/22/2015
User4780446 · 2+ years ago
I was so thrilled for Candlelight Music to be a part of our ceremony. The musicians all were very professional and they were incredible. I wasn't very sure what I wanted for music and their input was perfect! Huge song selection. Our guests raved about how much they loved having them there before the ceremony and it was the perfect piece for our ceremony. #LoveLocalSent on 02/10/2015
Jessica · Married on 08/02/2014
Candlelight Music was recommended to us by our wedding coordinator at Hendricks Chapel at Syracuse University. This was by far one of the best decisions that we made for our wedding day! The string quartet was simply amazing and extremely professional! Working with Mr.Connell was wonderful - he made planning the ceremony music so easy! Both my photographer and videographer mentioned to me that in all of the years they have been doing weddings (over 25 years), Candlelight Music provided the best ceremony music that they have ever heard! I would HIGHLY recommend this group for any aspect of your wedding day!!!!!Sent on 11/04/2014
Melissa · Married on 07/25/2014
I can't say enough good things about Candlelight Music. The string quartet provided an elegant and spiritual touch to my wedding ceremony, and the music moved my guests to tears, especially when they played "You Raise Me Up" by Josh Groban. Candlelight was very accomodating, professional and pleasant to work with in preapring the music for both the ceremony and cocktail hour of the reception. My guests loved the quartet at the reception as well, and the best compliment for both me and Candlelight was two of my guests came up to me and said that after experiencing Candlelight, they were definitely going to have a quartet at their wedding. Thank you Candlelight for making my wedding so special and magical.Sent on 01/22/2015
Joanne · Married on 05/31/2014
Candlelight music was superb!Sent on 01/23/2015
Excellent to work with, accommodating to every request and extremely professional. The ambiance they created at the The Willard Chapel in Auburn was magical. The brides entrance song was not in their repertoire, and yet they played it like they had been playing it their whole career!
I would highly recommend them for any occasion. Joanne D. Auburn, NY
User4760188 · 2+ years ago
Robert's string quartet played for both the ceremony & for the cocktail hour preceding our daughter's wedding reception, & we could not have been happier with our choice of Candlelight Music! Robert was sensitive to our daughter's strong desire for a particular timing of her wedding processional. We were able to make selections of classical pieces for the ceremony & of more popular music for the cocktail time from a very large playlist. All were played extremely professionally, & the sound was consistently delightful. Many guests commented about the beautiful music.Sent on 02/02/2015
Robert is exceptionally prompt in responding to planning arrangements. You will not regret this choice!
User3979425 · 2+ years ago
My husband and I got married in Skaneateles this past October and Candlelight Music absolutely exceed our expectations!!!!! They arrived to the church very early before the ceremony and had everything set up before any of the guests had arrived! Robert and his whole group are just beyond amazing and they have the largest music selection to choose from! The best part is that they are open to any suggestions as well and in fact, did that for me! I requested a song that wasn't on their list and Robert happily accommodated it!!! In a normally stressful planning process, this was by far the easiest choice we made. Our guests are still talking about the beautiful music played before and after the ceremony so clearly they were a hit! Do yourself a favor and check them out, you will be happy you did!!!!!Sent on 03/19/2014
User3742492 · 2+ years ago
Robert and the entire Candlelight quartet were such a beautiful addition to our ceremony! It created a very romantic and peaceful mood in our church, from our lovely preludes to our grand exit as bride and groom to 'Trumpet Voluntary.' Robert was extremely responsive, thorough and friendly in our communications, answering all questions my husband and I had and making plans for the wedding day with our wedding coordinator. He was able to accommodate all of our musical requests, and offered his services at our ceremony rehearsal where he coordinated with our church vocalist. On our wedding day the quartet sounded absolutely devine and our guests were very impressed. Thank you so much to Robert and Candlelight music for setting the mood for our enchanting wedding day!Sent on 02/28/2014
David · Married on 10/04/2013
We were very pleased with the quality of the music provided and the professionalism of the musicians. I would not hesitate using their services again if the need arose.Sent on 03/20/2014
User4797169 · 2+ years ago
No need to micromanage. Trust their experience and professionalism to help guide you on options. Large music repertoire and willing to accommodate special requests.Sent on 02/17/2015
Amanda · Married on 09/14/2013
It was an honor to have Candlelight Music play during our wedding ceremony. We chose to have the string quartet play a selection of our personal song choices. They did a phenomenal job and they sounded amazing! They were reasonably priced and extremely professional. I would highly recommend them to anyone who is considering having a string quartet play during their wedding!!Sent on 02/19/2014
Amanda & Kevin
Johnson City, NY
David · Married on 08/04/2013
These musicians were awesome! They even (for a small fee) learned a piece of music for us! I would with out a doubt recommend them!Sent on 06/09/2017
Mary · Married on 08/02/2013
Our experience with Candlelight Music was a 10! Robert Connell was a pleasure to work with, helping us with the selection of music as well as being open to pieces that were not on his suggested list. He worked closely with us making sure he and his musicians coordinated well with the musicians and vocalists at the church. When I walked in, 30 minutes before the ceremony, they were all set up, ready to go. I received complements the entire day, and after. My only regret was I didn't stand up and applaud after they played "The Prayer" and "Come What May" during the ceremony. Had I done that, I'm sure all guests would have followed.Sent on 02/25/2014
Thank you Candlelight Music for helping to make my Son's wedding day perfect.
Joann · Married on 07/06/2013
What an outstanding group of musicians. They played for our daughter's wedding and we couldn't be more pleased. Robert was more than accomodating and kept our nerves under control.Our guests were impressed and the group just made this special day even more memorable. I would highly recommend them!Sent on 02/19/2014
Kate · Married on 06/15/2013
I recently used Candlelight Music at my wedding in Central New York, and could not have been happier with everything they did for us! They played fabulous music during our ceremony, and also during our cocktail hour. The mix of music was wonderful and appealed to all the different age groups of the wedding. Many of my guests commented on how beautiful the music was and what a nice touch it was for the wedding! I would absolutely recommend Candlelight Music to any couple wanting a different feel to their wedding!Sent on 06/23/2013
David & Jill · Married on 11/21/2012
When we began the process of hiring wedding vendors we knew we'd book Candlelight Music first. We'd used them for one daughter's wedding & they had done such a marvelous job, we knew we wanted them to play for our youngest daughter's wedding as well. Just as we expected, they played beautifully, & offered a wide repertoire to choose from but still were amenable to learning new pieces if we had special requests. Robert answered each email or phone call very promptly, usually within just a few hours. They were very easy to work with...arrived early, set up quickly, & played beautifully!! The result was gorgeous music on a very important day. We highly recommend them!Sent on 12/01/2012
Hal · Married on 10/27/2012
Candle Light Music performed at my daughter's wedding this past Saturday. The music was everything we hoped for and more. In a word superb. They also helped us locate a vocalist who likewise was outstanding. They were very helpful in helping us select music, and accommodated all of our requests. We had many compliments about the music from our guests. They were very easy to deal with, and accessible in the planning stages of the wedding. I would without hesitation use them again, and recommend them to anyoneSent on 11/01/2012
User2729997 · 2+ years ago
These musicians are top-notch! From start to finish of the ceremony, the arrangements were beautifully played! We decided to go with some non-traditional songs when the girls walked down the aisle and the recessional and we couldn't have been happier!Sent on 10/22/2012
At the last minute, we decided to do the Hawaiian version of Over the Rainbow and Robert researched this and found a version for the quartet to play. We couldn't have been more pleased!
Thank you for making our ceremony a success!
Marissa · Married on 10/12/2012
It was an absolute pleasure to work with Robert and Candlelight music for our recent wedding! Not only was Robert extremely helpful before the wedding with full accessibility by phone and e-mail, he helped pick out an arrangement that went with our wedding theme and vision. He was a wealth of knowledge and answered all our questions before the ceremony. He and the group also went above and beyond when they found a few specific songs I had requested and learned them amazingly. As a matter of fact, it brought my mother to tears for her to hear the special song selection...not bad since she is a music educator herself. It really does speak to their amazing quality! The ceremony went wonderful and my guests absolutely loved their music. The music set the mood of the ceremony and reception wonderfully. I know that our wedding would not have been as memorable without the backdrop of their music. The cost was very reasonable and I would not think twice about recommending them to others or about using them again for other parties/events.Sent on 11/07/2012
Rosanne · Married on 09/29/2012
The Candlelight String Quartet was one of the best details of my entire wedding day!! Their playing was exquisite and their choice of repertoire set the perfect tone for the reception dinner. The level of musicianship is of the highest caliber and they captured the true art of Bach, Mozart and Vivaldi.Sent on 12/16/2012
Most of the guests commented on the beautiful music and thought the Quartet added a touch of class to my special day.
From the first phone call to the last, all of the details were handled professionally and in a timely manner. Candlelight was accommodating to my wishes, organized, and personable. I highly recommend the Candlelight String Quartet for your wedding day or for any special occasion. There is no better musical experience than Candlelight.
Rosanne Ferrara - Bride
Jill · Married on 09/22/2012
Candlelight Music provided the music for our daughter's outdoor wedding/reception & did a beautiful job! They were prompt, unobtrusive while setting up & breaking down, and played the selections we'd previously chosen with style and elegance! Robert was very responsive, easy to communicate with, and extremely accommodating. We received many compliments from our guests about the music they provided, and our daughter & new son-in-law were both extremely happy--and they are both professional musicians! Compared with the quality of the service, I was especially pleased with how reasonable their rates were.....definitely worth every dollar! I would highly recommend them for any special occasion!Sent on 11/29/2012