You were amazing!!!! As the bride and groom, you don't really appreciate the emotiveness of the music. What we did hear was fabulous. Our guests couldn't have praised you all enough. We all loved it.
Andrea and Alan, Durham Register Officer and Bistro 21, 10 January 2013
We thought you all played beautiful and it just added that extra special touch to our perfect day. We have had a great number of our guests comment on your performance. Wonderful, outstanding, beautiful pieces of music and they just helped create that nice relaxing atmosphere in garden during reception drinks, were some of the comments used. We both thought you all played amazing and would certainly recommend you to our friends and family.
Anna and Nathan, Doxford Hall, 9 December 2012
We just wanted to say a big thank you for yesterday you made our day extra special.
Jonny & Megan, Headlam Hall, 15 September 2012
We really enjoyed the music you played at our wedding and thought that the whole experience from choosing the pieces of music to you playing at the wedding was a first class experience. I found you all very professional and friendly and the music really added to a fantastic atmosphere at Seaham Hall. The guests commented that the choice of music was beautiful which I left mainly to you to choose and I was really pleased with the recommendations which you made to us. I would definitely recommend you to any couple who are getting married in the future.
Tina and Keith, Seaham Hall, 23 August 2012
We just wanted to say a huge thank you for playing on our wedding day. The pieces we heard were fantastic and our guests confirmed the rest was too! So upset we didn't get to see the whole set. We will definitely recommend you to other couples, really gave a great atmosphere to our day.
Carrie and Richard, Redworth Hall Hotel, 18 August 2012
Thank you so much for playing at our wedding. Sorry I was a little later at the church than expected. I kind of delayed the whole day. I had a lot of guests comment on the string quartet and it really added something extra to the day! You were all very professional and discreet and I couldn't thank you all more.
Mr and Mrs Dewar, St. John's Church, Hebburn & Jesmond Dene House, 7 July 2012
I’d just like to say a big thank you to you all for playing at our Graduation Ceremony on Friday. As always, you were very professional, playing with very little instruction from us. You always make a huge difference to the Ceremony, creating a lovely atmosphere and making it a very special day for our Graduands and Diplomats. Thanks again and we look forward to working with you again in November.
Emma, New College Durham Graduation Ceremony, 6 July 2012
We would just like to say thank you to you all for playing such an important part of our wedding day at Linden Hall. The fantastic choice of music was great and was played beautifully. You gave the venue such a lovely atmosphere both during the ceremony and drinks reception and all of our guest really enjoyed listening to you.
Amy and Phil, Linden Hall, 9 June 2012
I would just like to say a huge 'Thank You' to your string quartet for playing at Catherine & Neil's wedding last Sunday – we had a wonderful day and things are only now beginning to return to 'normal'. Many of our guests have said how lovely your playing was before the bride was finally able to make her entrance – and I really appreciate you playing for longer than the 15 minutes or so originally planned!! Thank you once again for fulfilling Catherine's dream of coming into church accompanied by Pachelbel's Canon.
Sue, St. Mary’s Church, Whickham, 1 April 2012
Thank you for your performance at our wedding in December – it was absolutely perfect and I will be sure to recommend you to anyone looking for a string quartet. As I said we loved having you play at our wedding. Civil ceremonies can be lacking in atmosphere but you definitely provided that for us. I just wish we'd had a longer aisle to walk down to enjoy it longer! All of our guests loved the performance - especially our exit to 'Fairytale of New York'.
Jayne, Ellingham Hall, 17 December 2011
Your performance was wonderful, our guests really enjoyed listening to you and all commented on what a lovely serene atmosphere it made for our drinks ceremony. Indeed, the weather also helped and it was wonderful that you could play outside in the sunshine. Many thanks again for your professionalism, ease of booking and great music.
Caroline, Eshott Hall, 1 October 2011
I just wanted to drop you a line to say a huge thank you for playing at our wedding a couple of weeks ago at Alnwick. It was absolutely beautiful and really helped make our day a perfect one. The guests especially liked Sweet Child of Mine! And I was very moved walking down the aisle to One Hand One Heart. We're just back from an amazing honeymoon and still on a high from the whole occasion. So thank you again for everything. We'll never forget it.
Beth and Brian, Alnwick Castle, 24 September 2011
We are enjoying married life and hope you are all well. We have very fond memories of you playing at our wedding and can't thank you enough. We thought you were fabulous, very professional and helped create the atmosphere for our perfect day. We also received many compliments and positive comments from our guests about yourselves. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend you for other weddings and events. There was lots of choice and when requested, a specific song not on your list was provided which echoed the great service we had received throughout.
Jess and Daniel, Headlam Hall, 17 September 2011
Just wanted to say a HUGE thank you for all your contributions to making our wedding such a wonderful day. We have had so many of our guests remark on how well you all played and set a magnificent atmosphere - you were superb!
Steve and Julia, Matfen Hall, 17 July 2011
Thank you so much for playing at Gemma and Craig's wedding it was fabulous and everyone commented on how beautiful the music was and how much they enjoyed listening to you all play. Please pass on my thanks to the other girls. Thanks again.
Tracy and Phil (parents of the bride), Linden Hall, 28 May 2011
Thank you all so very much for playing at Melanie and Stephen’s wedding. You helped to make the day so special and perfect! Michael and I were very impressed by your professionalism. Your musicianship is first rate and nothing seems to faze you, neither having to relocate outside nor some of the music choices! Once again, many thanks.
Michael and Anne (parents of the groom), Hall Garth, 1 May 2011
Both John and I thought you guys were amazing. On the day you all made my childhood dream come true and I wasn't disappointed; I have always dreamt of having a string quartet at my wedding ever since I would wear an old net curtain over my head as a veil, wear my mum's high heals and my favourite dolls and teddies were my guests. It was literally breathtaking and the memory still brings a tear to my eye, you helped bring the whole wedding together, creating a cosy, but elegant feel to the ceremony.
I know I didn't get a chance to speak to you at the wedding, however it wasn't just the ceremony we were impressed with, it was the whole service from the point of contact. You responded to our queries promptly, were polite, helpful and accommodating. We'll definitely book you guys for our golden wedding anniversary party!!
Sandi and John, St. Joseph's Church, Birtley, 30 April 2011
Just wanted to drop you a thank you note for Tuesday. I thought you were truly phenomenal (strings are close to my heart!). I hope it was enjoyable for you too, and that you were well looked after. When we’re next looking for a bit of class for the evening I’d love to pick up the phone and see if you’re available.
Luke Harrison, Everything Everywhere, staff event at Blackfriar’s Restaurant, 22 March 2011
Everything about your music was excellent. Everybody was very impressed with the variety of music you played, making it really enjoyable for all our guests. I could not have wished for a more beautiful performance during the ceremony. Your choice of music for the signing of the register was amazing, I am so pleased I left it to you to decide what to play! You made our day perfect and we can't thank you enough.
Sam and Rupert, Beamish Hall, 19 March 2011
Morning, just a quick note to say a big thank you for last night at our VIP Dinner-Matfen Hall. It was a great success and all our guests enjoyed the music/playlist immensely.
Tisha Simmons, Bell Truck and Van, Matfen Hall, 13 January 2011
We absolutely loved having Arco String Quartet at our wedding. I think the music was absolutely beautiful and really created a wonderful atmosphere. Whenever I emailed prior to the wedding about any queries I had, I always had a very swift response. I was worried about the weather at that time of the year and was reassured that whatever the weather......you would get there......so that eased some of my big worries! Our guests have all commented on how beautiful the music was. Thank you all for coming to our wedding in such terrible snow and making our day very special.
Susie and Andy, Horton Grange, 19 December 2010
John and Laura, Jesmond Dene House, 4 December 2010
Thank you so much for coming along and entertaining our guests – it was a lovely start to the evening and thoroughly enjoyable. As the organisers, we were extremely happy and shall certainly be recommending you to other people.
Lisa Vickers, Enterprise Awards at Newcastle Civic Centre, 8 October 2010The Arco Ladies! Thank you so much for playing at our wedding. We had so many comments on how good you were and the Star Wars theme went down a treat! Playing Bittersweet Symphony was our favourite moment, Anthony was an emotional wreck when he heard it! Thank you again for being part of our day.
Victoria and Anthony, Headlam Hall, 5 September 2010
We had a wonderful day and the music provided by the Arco String Quartet made it extra special. Pachelbel's Canon in the church was a lovely piece of music for Emma to walk down the aisle to and in the marquee the diverse selection of music added to the country garden atmosphere of the occasion. Several of the guests commented on how lovely it was to have a string quartet at the wedding and how much they had enjoyed the music. I wish I could have simply sat and listened to you but of course I needed to circulate but did so in the confident knowledge that your music was adding to the ambience and uniqueness of the occasion. We were very impressed by the fact we simply didn't have to worry about you. You were able to get to the church, and from the church to the reception and you were exactly where we expected you to be having quietly set yourselves up in a very discreet and professional way and simply getting on with the job.
Thank you very much for your wonderful contribution to what was a very special occasion. I hope you enjoyed it at least half as much as we did. I would be happy to give a personal endorsement to anyone considering engaging you.
Karen (mother of the bride), church followed by marquee, 6 August 2010
Just a quick note to thank you and the rest of the quartet for playing at our Graduation. As usual you did a fantastic job and we look forward to you playing again in November. I've received lots of positive comments from staff and students about your performance. Many thanks once again.
Emma Todd, New College Graduation Ceremony, 9 July 2010
Just wanted to thank you all! The wedding day was perfect and you guys made it so special. The music was fantastic and everyone was so impressed. Kindest Regards.
Claire and Jesse, Tynemouth Priory, 3 July 2010
You were all absolutely perfect. We had our heart set on live music and, scouring the Internet, we were dead chuffed to find that Arco hailed partly from Whitley Bay! Despite 1 of our requests not being listed, there was no problem in accommodating our song. On the day you were punctual, flexible, helpful, smiling and the music was tremendous, both at the church and at the castle. Given the chilly May weather, you kept everyone warm with your superb songs from the beatles to oasis and beyond! I would recommend Arco to everybody. We were 100% happy with the whole set up, from first contact through to the last note.
Simon and Hilary, Immaculate Heart of Mary RC Church Whitley Bay and Alnwick Castle, 30 May 2010
Thank you very much for helping to make Louise and Jamie's wedding day so special. Your music sounded amazing and helped to make it a perfect day.
Linda and Geoff, Horton Grange, 1 May 2010
We just wanted to drop you a quick email to say thanks for playing such fantastic music at our wedding on Saturday. Many of our guests commented on how lovely the music was and it certainly made the day!
Stephen and Lindsay, Seaham Hall, 6 February 2010
Hi, and Happy New Year. We cannot express enough how much having you playing at the wedding really did add that wonderful atmosphere to the occasion. I will be honest and say that it was me who wanted a quartet at the wedding, with Michael being indifferent, but he was so impressed with the huge impact your beautiful music had on all of our guests. We both thoroughly enjoyed you playing and it was the topic of many of our conversations throughout the day. During the reception your playing really made a big difference. We were really pleased to hear the music we had requested and the festive songs also added to the great atmosphere. You are all very very talented and we were so pleased that you could play for us and our guests on our special day.
We have to say a big thank you for making it to our big day. We had worried so much about the day going to plan, but when the snow started and didn't stop the night before we expected a wedding without music, cake, photographer... and guests. But it went so well despite of the weather conditions and it meant so much to us that you all made the effort to travel in such conditions, which we know would not have been easy.
Danie & Michael, December 2009
Just wanted to send you a mail to say thank you so much for playing at our Wedding. We had an amazing day and Arco certainly added to it. Lots of our guests commented on how great you sounded, and I absolutely loved the Romeo and Juliet song, think it caused a few tears to flow!!
Jane and Jules, Guyzance Hall, 31 October 2009
I just wanted to thank you and your players for your lovely performance; you created a great atmosphere for our guests. Many thanks again.
Olivia Ahmad, Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums, Business Partners' Summer Party at the
Discovery Museum, 9 July 2009
Dear Arco String Quartet. Thank you so much for playing so wonderfully at our wedding. You made our ceremony that bit more special, and all our guests thought you were fabulous! We particularly enjoyed your version of Take That's 'Greatest Day'. Thank you!
Mark and Michelle, Mansion House, 20 June 2009
The Arco String Quartet recently provided the musical entertainments at a VIP event to say farewell to the QE2 cruise ship which I organised for a prestigious client The Port of Tyne Authority. Their music was a lovely touch to a superb evening which was had by all, it set a fantastic ambience. They had a varied repertoire which catered perfectly to what I envisioned and they are extremely talented and polite ladies.
Hilary Florek PR at the Port of Tyne, 8 October 2008
Thank you for a wonderful performance. All our guests thought it added a lovely touch to a very special day. It was also a lovely surprise for Rachel & Chris and added something extra special to the occasion. I would have no hesitation in recommending your quartet to other family & friends.
Mel, Longhirst Hall, 13 September 2008
We loved you playing at our wedding it was superb. Playing in the Kings Hall at the castle was beautiful it just set the scene. When you played out on the ramparts, everyone said that they could have stayed there all evening. The wonderful music, canapes, champagne in hand and such wonderful views.
Louise, Bamburgh Castle, August 2008
Brilliant weather, beautiful setting and gorgeous music. The Arco String Quartet truly enhanced my daughter's wedding. With a wide repertoire of music plus special requests the guests were entertained from chapel to castle. I can fully recommend this friendly talented group to anyone wanting that extra wow factor on the wedding day.
David, Wall Methodist Church and Langley Castle, 14 March 2008