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Wedding String Quartet Mississauga

Wedding String Quartet Mississauga. 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

Sometimes recordings of quartets do not hold true to sound, when heard in a live performance. Not so with this ensemble! All music was beautifully rendered, nuanced and a tight ensemble sound. You will NOT be disappointed. I am a classical musician myself, and thoroughly enjoyed their playing. Don’t even think about hesitating on your decision to hire them … beautiful addition to our event.

Wedding String Quartet Mississauga
Wedding String Quartet Mississauga

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

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 around Newmarket. 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.

Wedding Ceremony Music plan

Guest Arrival Wedding Music

Consider slower less upbeat pop music guests arrive:

The prelude before the ceremony is a great time to include less upbeat pop music, as guests will be chatting. As well, we like to recommend that this is the time to include a wide variety of different styles, think classic rock, top40, the Beatles etc–a little something for everyone. Listen now:

Gradually add more contemporary/pop top 40

Add some contemporary selections: Contemporary music can add a modern touch to your playlist and appeal to a wider range of guests. Consider incorporating popular songs like “A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri or “All of Me” by John Legend. As the ceremony progresses, we incorporate additional current pop music.

Incorporate special songs: Consider adding special songs that have meaning to you and your partner. It could be your first dance song, song from your first date or song that holds special memories for the both of you.

Vary the moods: Mix up the moods of the songs on your playlist to keep things interesting. Consider adding upbeat songs for the reception, and slower, more contemplative songs for the ceremony. Here are some ideas:

Signing of the register is a time for reflection

The signing of the marriage documents is a time to stop and reflect, and the choice of music should reflect that. This is the time to really slow things down. There may be time for one or even two pop songs, and don’y forget classical. The slower, quieter song choices really make whatever is chosen for the upbeat recessional “pop”.

Tell your story

Make a playlist that tells your love story: Create a playlist that tells the story of your relationship, by adding songs that hold special memories for the both of you.

Pop Modern Music List 2023-2024

Listen to music samples:

Visit our website to listen to pop and classical wedding favourites performed by our musicians: Listen to samples here.

Mississauga Wedding Venues–a selection

Here are just a few locations for weddings in Mississauga, that our string quartet and ensembles have performed at regularly. More options can be found here

Waterside Inn

Elegant venue is located on the shore of Lake Ontario and offers indoor and outdoor event spaces, as well as luxurious guest rooms and suites.

The Glenerin Inn

Historic estate features a stunning ballroom, outdoor gardens, and cozy guest rooms, making it a popular choice for intimate weddings.

Mississauga Convention Centre

Modern event space can accommodate weddings of all sizes, with multiple ballrooms, on-site catering, and plenty of parking.

Royal Ontario Golf Club

Golf course offers panoramic views of the surrounding countryside, with a beautiful clubhouse that can host weddings and receptions.

C Banquets

Located in the heart of Mississauga, this contemporary event venue features multiple ballrooms, a variety of menus to choose from, and an experienced event team to help plan every detail of your wedding.

Churches where our string quartet and ensembles have performed in Mississauga

Trinity Anglican Church

Beautiful church, located in the historic Port Credit neighbourhood, offers traditional Anglican wedding ceremonies and has a long history of serving the local community.

St. Mary Star of the Sea Roman Catholic Church

Stunning church, located in the heart of downtown Mississauga, offers Catholic wedding ceremonies and has a rich history dating back to the early 20th century.

St. Maximilian Kolbe Roman Catholic Church

Modern church in the Meadowvale neighbourhood offers Catholic wedding ceremonies and a variety of other services and activities for the local community.

Streetsville United Church

Welcoming congregation offers Christian wedding ceremonies and a range of social and outreach programs for people of all ages and backgrounds.

Celebration Church

Non-denominational Christian church offers contemporary wedding ceremonies and a variety of other services, programs, and events for its members and the wider community.

Other, unique venues for wedding ceremony music Mississauga, string quartet and ensembles

The Small Arms Inspection Building

This unique venue, located in the heart of Mississauga, is a former munitions factory that has been transformed into a modern event space with industrial-chic decor and plenty of character.

The Mississauga Grand Banquet and Event Centre

Elegant event space offers a range of wedding packages and customizable options to suit any style and budget, with a focus on exceptional service and attention to detail.

C Banquets

Contemporary event venue features multiple ballrooms, customizable menus, and an experienced event team to help plan every aspect of your wedding, from decor to entertainment.

Benares Historic House

Picturesque heritage site, located in the heart of Mississauga, offers a variety of indoor and outdoor spaces for intimate wedding ceremonies and receptions, surrounded by lush gardens and historic architecture.

Garden and outdoor wedding locations, Mississauga

Here are some garden and outdoor wedding venues in Mississauga:

Terra Cotta Inn

Beautiful venue features lush gardens and charming indoor spaces, making it an ideal location for a garden wedding.

BraeBen Golf Course

This stunning venue offers a variety of outdoor spaces, including a gazebo and terrace, with breathtaking views of the golf course and surrounding countryside.

Mississauga Grand Banquet and Event Centre

Boasts a beautiful outdoor courtyard and gardens, perfect for an intimate garden wedding or reception.

The Garden Banquet and Convention Centre

Features a stunning outdoor garden and gazebo, ideal for a romantic outdoor ceremony or reception.

Lionhead Golf and Conference Centre

Picturesque venue features a variety of outdoor spaces, including a gazebo and patio, with breathtaking views of the golf course and surrounding countryside.

Credit Valley Golf and Country Club

Stunning venue boasts a variety of outdoor spaces, including a gazebo and terrace, with beautiful views of the golf course and surrounding countryside.