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Wedding String Quartet Newmarket

Wedding String Quartet Newmarket. 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.

Wedding String Quartet Newmarket.
Wedding String Quartet Newmarket.

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

Your wedding, your way.

We could not be happier with Duo d’Amore. From day one, they were incredibly responsive, flexible, and easy to work with. The music was absolutely perfect and really added to the atmosphere of the wedding. You cannot go wrong with booking Duo d’Amore!


What type of weddings does your string quartet and ensembles perform at in Newmarket?

We perform at all kinds of weddings such as non-denominational weddings, Catholic weddings, Jewish Weddings, Christian weddings, Orthodox weddings and many others.

What ensembles do you have for hire?

Listing our Wedding String Quartet and ensembles Newmarket

woman with violin standing on roof
Wedding String Quartet Newmarket

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 Newmarket. 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.

Choosing wedding ceremony and reception music

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.

Custom musical arrangements

We often arrange music specifically for our brides and grooms. Imagine that you want a certain song and you want to walk in to a specific part of that–we can tailor this to suit. Ask us about our custom song arrangements.

Listen to music samples:

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

Ceremony music plan, and guide to choosing Wedding ceremony music

Here is what we recommend for a typical ceremony:

Prelude (as guests arrive) 3-5 songs

Processional: 1 or 2 songs (1 song for both the wedding party and bride or 1 song for wedding party, another song for bride)

The wedding part and bridal party music can really be anything, but a contrast between the wedding party and bride is recommended.

Signing: 1 classical song, or 2 pop songs

The signing is the portion of the ceremony where the marriage documents are signed by the bride, groom, officiant and witnesses. Generally, slower more contemplative music is chosen for this portion.

Recessional: 1 song

This is the part of the ceremony where the bride and groom exit the venue, and upbeat, fun and exciting music really helps to create a festive mood.

Sample Programs

Here are several sample programs we have put together:

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.

Modern music list 2023-2024

We are constantly updating and upgrading our list of pop and modern music. Here is our most recent list for our string quartet and ensembles in Newmarket.

Wedding Venues Newmarket and area

Nestled just north of Toronto, Newmarket offers a captivating blend of natural beauty, historic elegance, and modern amenities, making it an ideal destination for couples seeking a memorable and romantic wedding experience. With its picturesque landscapes, charming venues, and warm community atmosphere, Newmarket sets the stage for celebrations that are as unique as the love stories they celebrate. Join us as we explore the captivating possibilities and unparalleled charm that Newmarket has to offer for your dream wedding day. Here are several recommended performance venues for our wedding string quartet and ensembles in Newmarket.

The Manor Event Venue

A grand and elegant venue known for its classic charm. It features a beautiful ballroom with high ceilings, crystal chandeliers, and a spacious garden area for outdoor ceremonies.

Cardinal Golf Club

This venue offers picturesque views of the golf course and surrounding landscapes. It has both indoor and outdoor spaces for ceremonies and receptions, along with customizable wedding packages.

WaterStone Estate & Farms

A rustic and romantic venue with a historic barn and beautiful countryside views. It’s ideal for couples looking for a charming farm wedding atmosphere.

Kingbridge Centre

This contemporary venue offers versatile spaces for weddings of various sizes. It has modern architecture, lush gardens, and even a glass-domed atrium for unique ceremonies.

Additional venues

Holland Marsh Wineries

If you’re a wine enthusiast, this winery offers a rustic and intimate setting for weddings. It features a vineyard, a cozy barn, and outdoor spaces for ceremonies.

Royal Venues

With elegant decor and a modern ambiance, this venue offers indoor and outdoor spaces for ceremonies and receptions. It provides a sophisticated backdrop for weddings.

Newmarket Community Centre and Lions Hall

This community center offers flexible event spaces, making it suitable for weddings of different sizes. It has both indoor and outdoor areas available.

Belcroft Estates

Although located slightly outside Newmarket, this nearby venue features a historic farmhouse, a rustic barn, and scenic grounds for a charming and intimate wedding.

Bradford Barn

Another nearby option, this barn venue provides a rustic setting with modern amenities. It’s a great choice for couples seeking a blend of country charm and convenience.

King Township Museum

If you’re looking for a unique wedding venue with historical flair, this museum offers vintage buildings and gardens that can accommodate smaller weddings.

If you or someone you know is planning wedding or event in the Oakville area and are looking for the finest, most experienced and professional Wedding String Quartet Newmarket to perform, please recommend and contact Duo d’Amore today.