Wedding cocktail violinist cellist Toronto

Wedding cocktail violinist cellist Toronto. Hanna + Azhar’s wedding ceremony and cocktail reception at the Royal Canadian Yacht Club, May 23, 2015, violin and cello duo, Toronto wedding musicians. This wedding took place at the Royal Canadian Yacht Club, on Toronto Island, and Duo d’Amore was excited and honoured to be a part of such a beautiful day. To add to the beauty and seamlessness the event was flawlessly planned by Shealyn Angus of Bliss Events (whom we work with as often as possible). From the musical side of things, which is of course our specialty, we had the opportunity to work with the bride in choosing the music for the ceremony.

Bridesmaids Processional: Bach Air 

Bride: A Thousand Years

Signing: Bach Jesu Joy of Mans Desiring

Recessional: Beautiful Day

Theses selections work really well together, as the classical selections played and compared and contrasted with the more modern songs, to give the whole ceremony an air of tradition, complemented by a more modern sound. After the ceremony, the string duet gracefully switched locations to where the cocktail reception was taking place, and continued to play. Just before their departure, the bride thanked them for a great job.

Photo and photography credit: Lisa Mark Photographer

About the venue

The Royal Canadian Yacht Club (RCYC) is a prestigious yacht club located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. While the primary focus of the RCYC is on boating and yachting activities, many yacht clubs, including the RCYC, offer their facilities for weddings and other events. Here’s some information about hosting weddings at the Royal Canadian Yacht Club:


The RCYC has a picturesque waterfront location on the shores of Lake Ontario, offering stunning views of the lake and Toronto’s skyline. This scenic setting can provide a beautiful backdrop for a wedding ceremony and reception.

Venue Options

There are several venue options for hosting weddings, including indoor and outdoor spaces. The specific venues available may vary, so it’s best to contact the club directly to inquire about their current offerings.


The club can accommodate weddings of various sizes, from intimate gatherings to larger celebrations. The capacity of the venues may vary, so you’ll need to discuss your guest list and requirements with the club’s event staff.


Most yacht clubs, including the RCYC, have in-house catering services or preferred catering partners. You can work with their culinary team to create a customized menu for your wedding, taking into account your preferences and dietary restrictions.

Other features


Yacht clubs often provide additional services, such as event planning, décor, and audiovisual equipment, to help make your wedding day memorable and stress-free.

Exclusive Membership

Some yacht clubs require couples to become members or be sponsored by a member to host their wedding at the club. However, rules and membership requirements can vary, so be sure to inquire about these details when considering the RCYC as a wedding venue.

Seasonal Availability

The availability of yacht club venues for weddings may be influenced by the club’s boating and sailing schedule, as well as the weather. Be sure to check with the club for available dates and seasonal considerations.

Scenic Photo Opportunities

Yacht clubs often offer beautiful outdoor spaces for photography, including docks, boats, and waterfront areas, which can create stunning wedding photo opportunities.

Wedding cocktail violinist cellist Toronto: Duo d’Amore-solos, violin and cello duos, string trios and string quartets



Wedding cocktail violinist cellist Toronto
Wedding cocktail violinist cellist Toronto

About our String Ensembles

Duo d’Amore is an award winning string ensemble, made up of professional violinists, violists and cellists. Together we have versatile string ensembles such a s solo violinists and cellists, string duos, string trios and quartets. We perform a wide variety of music including pop, Top40 and classical for weddings, special and corporate events.

Your vision–fully customizable string ensemble

Whatever the size and scope of your wedding or event, there is a string ensemble that will perfectly suit the occasion. Listed below is an overview of our string ensembles, and some general remarks about the size of wedding or event where they are best suited. Every event is unique and we suggest that you contact us so that we can plan and customize a string ensemble for your special occasion. Contact us here

Tips on choosing the right size string ensemble for your wedding in Toronto GTA

The solo violin

The smallest bowed string instrument in the violin family is the violin. It is also the quietest instrument, but that does not mean that it cannot produce a sound. Don’t forget that violin soloists regularly perform with a 50-100 piece orchestra, in a large hall seating 2000 or more people, and the solo violin can be heard over the entire orchestra, and at the very back of the concert hall. How? This comes down to the skill of the violinist, and positioning. This is why at wedding ceremonies for example we often are quite picky about the exact spot where our violinists and ensembles perform, no matter if the string ensemble is outdoors or indoors a single violinist is a great choice.

Duo d’Amore’s solo violinist is a great option for those who want live music but have a smaller budget. The solo violinist performs classical pieces, contemporary pieces, and a mix of both. Their music is perfect for wedding ceremonies, cocktail receptions, and intimate dinners.

The solo cello

Like the solo violin, a solo cellist is a great option for slightly smaller wedding ceremonies and receptions. Larger than the violin, it is very resonant, and can play an equally wide range of music. Clients that hire the solo cello and solo violin for weddings and events often have a guest list of under 50, but not necessarily so.

The violin and cello duo

The violin and cello duo, or string duet, is made up of one violin player and one cello player. This is our most requested string ensemble for hire around Toronto. Having both the violin, which is able to play soaring melodies, and the cello which is able to anchor and often accompany, while having an even larger sound it is no wonder that this is our most popular string ensemble. I like to imagine that the violin is like the right hand of the piano and the cello is the left had of the piano, together they can play almost anything, and that is another reason that it is our most popular ensembles.

Duo d’Amore’s violin and cello duo is a popular choice for weddings. The duo consists of a violinist and a cellist who play together, creating a beautiful, harmonious sound. The duo’s repertoire includes classical pieces, contemporary pieces, and a mix of both. Their music is perfect for wedding ceremonies, cocktail receptions, and dinner parties.

The String Trio

The string trio is made up of the violin and cello, with the addition of a third instrument. Often this is a violin or viola. We recommend this ensemble for 150-200 guests. The string trio a great mid size ensemble that is an excellent option for an outdoor wedding or large church wedding.

The String Quartet

Our string quartet is the largest wedding ensemble that we have for hire. We often recommend the string quartet for large gatherings, receptions, weddings and events with 200 or more guests. The string quartet is one of our more versatile ensembles, as we can perform everything from Bach, Beethoven and Brahms in the classical spectrum, to pop, jazz, folk, Top40 and beyond.

Huge list of pop and Top40 for for string quartet, ensembles

Duo d’Amore has one of Canada’s largest collections of wedding pop and classical music for our string ensembles. In general here is what we recommend for a wedding ceremony. Of course, every ceremony is different and we like to customize things to suit your plans and ideas. We also have lots more wedding music planning ideas and resources on our blog, here.

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