Small Ensembles For Ceremonies, Cocktails, and More
Ensembles Frequently Asked Questions
We feel one performer (depending on the instrument) can be enough for 150 people or less. Once you have 180 you should consider two or more performers. And above 200 three performers is the right amount. All this said, this is not to mean you can’t have more performers if that’s your vision. If you’re happen to hosting an event for seventy-five guests and you’d something like a string quartet our performers are trained professionals and it will come off perfectly.
New England is unique in that weather can change very quickly. For any of our ensembles the day’s forecast is important to take into consideration. String instruments are delicate and sometimes need to be covered. Other instruments this is less of an issue for.
Often couples choose up to four songs for their ceremony. A song for the groomsmen to walk into (if you’re choosing this to happen). A song for the wedding party (bridesmaids) to come into. A song for the bride and her father or parents to walk into. And a song for the recession - for after the two of you have been pronounced man and wife.
We offer many kinds of ensembles for many kinds of events. Often a certain kind of music makes more sense on a particular instrument or sets of instruments. Almost always a direction is set by the client. As well a few requests they know their guests will appreciate.
They will usually arrive one hour before the scheduled performance time.
Yes. Usually up to two pieces but please be sure to ask us. In certain cases we may be able to do more.
At your ceremony all your guests will want to be able to hear your vows, the officiant’s words and your reader's prose. We offer a special system that does help to make sure everything can be heard. A satellite sound system for ceremony will include a microphone for your officiant, a microphone that will sit low on the groom’s or partner’s lapel or dress so it’s inconspicuous and a third microphone for any readers you may have. If your guest count is over seventy-five we strongly suggest this. The system is a rental. We pick it up, set it up, test it, break it down and return it to the rental house.