Events

The Bridgewater String Quartet takes pride in bringing your special event to life. Using only the finest quality musicians from world-class orchestras, we deliver a reliable service of the highest quality. Whether it is a new product launch, charity ball, private party, awards ceremony or a company’s drinks reception or dinner, our experience ensures a relaxed environment.

With one of the UK’s largest repertoire lists, we have music for all tastes and can even accommodate special themes.

We pride ourselves on giving your event that extra sparkle, ensuring it is remembered for many years to come!  

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Make your function that extra bit special

The quality of our music and professionalism are unquestionable and for no additional charge, we can assist in the planning and selection of the music, leaving you free to concentrate on other areas of your event. We pride ourselves on giving your event that extra sparkle, ensuring it is remembered for many years to come!

Previous clients include Selfridges, Siemens UK, Harvey Nichols, Natural History Museum, BBC, Blackpool Tower Ballroom and The Commonwealth Games.

Special Occasions

Celebrate in style

Our String Quartet and Trio can provide the perfect soundtrack for all special celebrations and events including birthday parties, christenings, anniversary meals and funerals. Our extensive repertoire ensures that we will have songs to cater for all tastes.

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Music

Instead of sheet music, we use Samsung Galaxy tablets. There are many advantages to them: they are neat and tidy, you and your guests can choose music with ease, there is minimal delay between pieces, they enable us to quickly relocate if needed, we don’t need lighting and most importantly we can easily add new music to our ever increasing repertoire.

Our String Quartet repertoire contains over 1,000 pieces from Bach to the Killers, and everything in between, making it one of the largest collections in Britain.

The Bridgewater String Quartet and Trio has something for everyone, and if your favourite song isn’t on our list, we can have it arranged for you.

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FAQs

A String Quartet comprises of four musicians: two violins, one viola and one cello. The String Trio has only three players by missing out one violin making it a perfect alternative choice for smaller venues and budgets!

If your favourite song is not already on our repertoire list, then we are able to arrange it for you at a small cost. Please note that we require at least one month’s notice for this service.

The String Quartet will require four armless chairs (or three chairs for the String Trio) set out where you wish them to play. They require a performance space of approximately 3m x 2m, and soft drinks are appreciated

The Quartet and Trio dress traditionally in all black but we can wear colours if you prefer.

The String Quartet and Trio are happy to play outdoors, usually during the drinks reception. However, they will not be able to play outdoors if there is any sign of rain, if it is too cold or windy, and will require a shaded area if there is bright sunshine. The reason for this is because of the damage it could cause to the valuable instruments.

The Bridgewater String Quartet and Trio members each have a regular deputy and also work with a small pool of talented and professional musicians. All graduated from top music conservatoires across the UK. This guarantees that you will receive a top-class performance on your big day.

To enquire about availability and price, please complete the contact form and we send you all the information.

Pricing usually corresponds to the level of professionalism and experience.  The Bridgewater String Quartet offers competitive pricing and its members have been playing together for over 10 years. Underlying this performing experience is many years of national and international concert performances as individual musicians. The result of this level of professionalism of the Bridgewater String Quartet will be more than evident at your function. We are confident and capable in any setting from church services to garden parties.

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Testimonials

Thank you so much for your amazing performance at our wedding, it was just perfect and everyone really loved your string quartet. My mum was just so happy that you were performing as she loved you guys and mentions you every time I see her. Thank you for helping make our day and our guest’s day extra classy and special.

Shane & Amanda, Higher Trapp Country House Hotel (June 2021)

Thank you so much to you and your colleagues for performing at our wedding on Monday. Our guests were singing your praises and saying how beautiful the music was. I must say, what I heard sounded absolutely wonderful. I wish you all the best for the future, and we know where to come if we ever need some magical music again.

Saraya & Zach, Sandhole Oakbarn (August 2022)

What can I say! I can’t thank you enough for being so amazing you helped elevate our day to another level, I’m still on magical whirlwind I don’t want to get off. I’m sorry I didn’t get to give you a big hug and thank you in person. Thank you so much.

Simon & John, Iscoyd Park (August 2022)

Just wanted to say thank you so much for playing on our wedding day. When I heard that first song from the bridal room it made me so emotional and made it all feel real. I’m sorry I barely got a chance to see you but I heard you and it was just perfect. Can’t thank you enough for helping to make our day so special.

Katie & Alex, Styal Lodge (October 2021)

These three wonderfully talented ladies played for us at our wedding in May. We were blown away by the sheer talent. It was beautiful and we will always remember having a trio at our wedding. All of the guests said how wonderful it was!! Thank you so much for making our day special with your beautiful playing xxx

Annabel and Nick, Sandhole Oak Barn (May 2023)

Thank you again for making our day so so special – you were such a hit with all of our guests. Everyone thought you were fantastic! We will definitely be recommending you to all our friends!

Eve and Nihil, Manchester Hall (July 2023)

We just wanted to say thank you to you and the rest of the trio you really made our wedding day. Us and our guests loved the music, we really can’t imagine what our day would have been like without you there.
The music sounded incredible during the ceremony and drinks reception and we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you to anyone!  Thank you for making the whole process so seamless, you’ve been a dream to work with x

Laura and Henry, Combermere Abbey (September 2022)
Helen and Mark's wedding in Cheshire

Communication from Alison in the lead up to our special day was excellent, and the performance on the day will remain with us forever, it was just beautiful.
This was without doubt the best ‘extra’ part to our wedding, and if you’re soft like me, beware…the music is likely to make you cry throughout the event!
Thank you so much for being a part of our special day, I cannot recommend you enough! X

Helen and Mark, The Grosvenor Pulford (November 2023)
Hawkstone hall

Bridgewater string quartet are a must have for any wedding!
They are so easy to deal with and can turn their beautiful music to any song.
They added to the magic of our daughters wedding – as background music we saw guests humming along to well known songs and, they were ready to fill in the silence when the bridal entrance music failed to start on time.
Totally recommend these amazing musicians for any event as they can adapt to all events big and small
Thank you making our daughters wedding even more special !

Dawn Foley (Mother of the Bride), Hawkstone Hall (October 2023)
ullett road church

I hired Bridgewater for my wedding day and it honestly MADE the day. Not only are they the sweetest people on earth they play so well. All of my guests were absolutely blown away and it made the world of difference to my entrance down the aisle. They have a huge range of music to choose from and even accept suggestions if you really want a song that isn’t on their list too!
Wish I could do the whole day again to watch them, they went down a hit!
Couldn’t recommend more

Leah and Jon, Ullett Road Church, Liverpool (July 2023)

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The Bridgewater String Quartet is one of Britain’s finest ensembles, performing throughout Northwest of England including Manchester, Cheshire, Lancashire and Liverpool.

Phone: 07754 522595

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