Our Reviews

It's a great pleasure to receive feedback from our customers. You can read some of their comments below.

Thank you so much for coming yesterday and playing at our wedding at Wynyard Hall, you were fantastic!! We had so many compliments about how lovely it was to hear you play.

Lianne and Chris

Wynyard Hall, 1 September 2017

We just wanted to say a massive thank you for playing a huge part in our wedding on the weekend. Everyone commented on how great you all were, I think our family and friends personally enjoyed your modern twist on songs. We will highly recommend you for future up and coming events.

Toni and Gareth

Woodhill Hall, Northumberland, 26 August 2017

From a parents point of view can I just say what a perfect day it was and made even more magical with the beautiful music you played before, during, and after  the ceremony. Everything you did was so professional and you set the tone for a perfect day. There were many guests who commented on your music and the ambience created at the right time which created a special atmosphere. Numerous couples to be, who are now planning their own weddings, had not considered a string quartet before but are now doing so. So thank you from Julie, my wife, and myself and I have no hesitation in thoroughly recommending ‘Arco’. If anyone wants to make their own wedding extra special look no further.

Dave and Julie, Parents of the Bride

Newton Hall, 23 August 2017

Thank you so much for an incredible performance on 12th August. It was just incredible the guests & myself & James were just blown away!! Apologies I never got to speak to you myself it was a crazy day but just spectacular!! Thanks again!

Emma and James

Hotel Du Vin, Newcastle, 12 August 2017

This is just a quick email to say thank you very much for a fabulous day! All of the guests were amazed and loved your playing – especially Game of Thrones!

Danielle and Jack

Wynyard Hall, 10 August 2017

Dave and I just wanted to say a MASSIVE thank you for playing at our wedding! It was amazing and we’ve heard nothing but praise from all our friends. I hope we can hear you play again soon. Sara and Dave

St George's Church, Cullercoats, 5 August 2017

Arco String Quartet were fantastic at our wedding. You really helped make the day for us. Your set list is amazing and you played all our requests, both classical and modern. So many guests commented on how much they loved the music before and after the ceremony. You made our special day perfect and we would happily recommend you to anyone.

Mike and Kate

Healey Barn, Northumberland, 23 July 2017

We would love to thank Arco Strings for the wonderful job you did at our ceremony. You added that extra sparkle to the service and the music we selected was played beautifully. You even accepted a request (outside of your playlist) for my bridal entrance, which made it extra special. You are all lovely people to work with and made booking a breeze and everything in between so easy to deal with. I would recommend you without a doubt. The guests loved you too. I received loads of comments about you and it was all very positive. Thank you Arco Strings for the amazing work you do. We are so glad we booked you.

Stephanie and Glenn

St Margaret's Church, Durham, 22 July 2017

We just wanted to say a huge thank you for your amazing performance on Saturday – it was perfect and all the guests loved it! Sorry we didn’t get chance to thank you in person, everything went by so fast! But we had an incredible day, even better than we ever could have imagined. Please pass on my thanks to the rest of your group, it really was fantastic and gave us so many great memories.

Emily and Jordan

Newton Hall, Northumberland, 8 July 2017

Arco’s performance was the cherry on top of the cake for us. Your music is so magical and made our day perfect. We also had a number of comments from guests saying how fantastic you were.  Thank you also for accommodating our special request song which Steve really enjoyed listening too before the ceremony started. Our wedding would not have been the same without you.  If any couples are considering hiring Arco for their wedding I would strongly urge them to do so it made our special day perfect. And thank you for being such a pleasure to communicate with ahead of the wedding.

Joanne and Steve

Beamish Hall, Co. Durham, 10 June 2017

Thank you so much for playing at our wedding. We thought Arco were brilliant. We had an amazing day and loved having you play at the reception, it made it extra special and we had so many compliments from guests of all ages who really enjoyed listening to you all playing.

Charlotte and Andrew

Capheaton Hall, Northumberland, 27 May 2017

Thank you ever so much for last night. It was an incredible evening and the music made it that extra bit special. The staff have been singing your praises and very much enjoyed the music throughout the night. Thanks once again!! The music was exceptional. Definitely would recommend.

Alice

Northumbria University Awards, 25 May 2017

Thank you very much for playing at our wedding at Matfen Hall on Sunday. It was excellent.

Rachael and Michael

Matfen Hall, Northumberland, 16 April 2017

Thank you so much for playing at my parents Diamond Anniversary Afternoon Tea party last week. We’ve had some great feedback about your music, several people commenting about how professional you were and how you created a wonderful ambiance in the room without being too obvious, which is exactly what we had hoped for. Quite a few have commented on the variety of music, and it being totally appropriate for the occasion which again is what we’d hoped – mentioned a few times was “Bring Me Sunshine” as Morecambe & Wise has always been one of my Dad’s favourite programmes. My brother-in-law was pouring cups of tea while you played that and he said he found himself singing along and almost skipping round the tables! All in all a wonderful afternoon with some special memories for my parents to treasure. I hope to have the opportunity to call on you again, and have no hesitation in recommending you to others.

Mandy

Hexham Abbey Great Hall, Northumberland, 1 April 2017

Thank you so much for playing at our wedding. It was a small wedding, yet when you started playing The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba it felt like we were at Westminster Abbey.

Su and Rob

St Roberts of Newminster, Newcastle, 25 March 2017

We were extremely happy when you played at our wedding, my guests commented that you were really good. I will definitely recommend you. Thank you very much once again for your excellent service.

Gena and Lee

Matfen Hall, Northumberland, 12 February 2017

I thought you guys were brilliant, I got some wonderful feedback from so many people at our conference. Your music was fantastic and really helped to create a special atmosphere on the night. The selection of music was brilliant and you really delivered something for everyone, a big thank you for a brilliant night!!

John

Corporate event, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Newcastle, 17 January 2017

We just wanted to say a big thank you for playing at our wedding at Rockliffe in December! We had an amazing day and loved having you play during our service and drinks reception – it was a lovely touch and made it extra special. We were so pleased we had booked you and everyone really enjoyed the ceremony and music during our drinks reception.

Alex and Steven

Rockliffe Hall, near Darlington, 30 December 2016

Thank you so much for playing at our wedding at Horton Grange. The music both during our service and afterwards was perfect. All the guests commented on how beautiful the music was. Thank you for learning ‘The Holiday’ theme tune for us – it was perfect. We would definitely recommend Arco to everyone.

Anna and Dominic

Horton Grange, 21 December 2016

We had a wonderful day and loved every minute of it. The feedback we had from guests was excellent, saying how wonderful you all were and the choice of songs was just perfect fitting for our style and our wedding. Everyone loved you guys throughout the day.

Anthony and Dean

Matfen Hall, Northumberland, 6 December 2016

Thank you all for providing the music for our special day. Everything was absolutely perfect from start to finish and you were all complete professionals. Communication before the wedding was speedy and nothing was ever a problem to sort. All of our guests keep telling us about how brilliant you all were and we would have no reservations about booking you again or recommending you to a friend.

Cara and Ben

The Baltic, Gateshead Quay, 26 November 2016

You were superb. Our guests thought you really added that extra touch to our ceremony that made it unique. The music really did bring the room alive, the only downside was I had to mingle and couldn’t sit and listen to you play.

James

Parkmore Hotel, Teesside, 22 October 2016

We can’t thank you all enough for the gorgeous music you provided for our special day!! It was really perfect! (And I think Green Day “Good Riddance” may have been Sam’s favourite part of the day!!)

Alison and Sam

Beamish Hall, Co. Durham, October 2016

Thank you for playing at my wedding. It really set off the ceremony and made the day extra special, playing a mixture of traditional and chart music was exactly what we wanted. Would highly recommend you.

Kerry and Matthew

Lumley Castle, Co. Durham, 16 September 2016

Just wanted to say a big thank you for playing last night, everyone thoroughly enjoyed you all. I am sure it was a very different setting from what you are all used to but you were all brilliant. Thank you once again.

Jen

Garden party at a stables, 3 September 2016

Thank you for the amazing music you played on our day it made it so much more special. I will be highly recommending you to friends and family x

Gemma and Philip

Beamish Park Hotel, 27 August 2016

We had an amazing day, and we thought your performances were perfect, and really added to the atmosphere of the day. Thanks again!

Frank and Helen

Doxford Barns, Northumberland, 24 August 2016

Thank you so much for playing at our wedding in August, we loved every second and song that you played and our guests were blown away by the music. I remember standing outside the chapel listening to you play Nessun Dorma and being overwhelmed with how beautiful that entire moment was before Falling Slowly started. Thank you so much for learning our ceremony song, it made it that much more special being able to walk down the aisle to such a meaningful song to both of us. We were so pleased that you were able to play for us and will definitely recommend you to friends and family for other events, we couldn’t have had a more wonderful, professional and friendly quartet looking after our guests.

Stef and Stephen

Lartington Hall, Co. Durham, 6 August 2016

If you would like a beautiful, cultured and calm ambience for your wedding then I recommend this group. They played at my son’s wedding in Durham and they played music that the bride and groom had chosen: Jesu Joy, Pachelbel, Game of Thrones music and more. They enhanced the wedding and also accompanied us during the photo sessions too.

Bridget, Mother of the Groom

Radisson Blu, Durham, 30 July 2016

Thank you so much for playing for us on the day and I’m sorry I couldn’t personally thank you properly before you left. Everything went so quickly! You provided exactly the atmosphere that I wanted to achieve in the courtyard and the guests all commented on how brilliant you were.

Katherine and Stephen

Lumley Castle, Co. Durham, 23 July 2016

My husband and I would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for playing at our wedding on 16th July at Crook Hall and Gardens. We loved the classical pieces during the ceremony, while our guests loved the popular movie themes during the drinks reception. You were professional, entertaining and the perfect choice for our special day. We highly recommend your services and I’m only sad that we don’t have many opportunities to hire a string quartet!

Deborah and Andrew

Crook Hall, Co. Durham, 16 July 2016

Scott and I completely loved Arco String Quartet playing on our special day. Your professional service and beautiful note-perfect playing was most certainly noticed by Scott, myself and our guests. Thank you so much in helping making our day perfect. I would definitely recommend your services.

Emma and Scott

Alnwick Garden, Northumberland, 19 June 2016

A huge thank you for playing at our wedding. We have had so much positive feedback from guests saying how fantastic you were. The music was beautiful and fit perfectly with our theme and added to such a lovely atmosphere. We honestly couldn’t fault you! I would not hesitate to recommend you to people and will be doing just that!

Rachel and Robert

St John Vianney Church & Horton Grange, 4 June 2016

Keir and I cannot thank you enough for the incredible music you provided at our wedding. Our family and friends were overwhelmed at how lovely the music was. They took great delight in picking out classical and modern songs that they knew and countless guests commented on your musical talent and flawless performance. We will be sure to recommend you highly to family and friends!

Alice and Keir

Healey Barn, Northumberland, 2 June 2016

Thank you so much for playing, you really made our ceremony and so many of our guests commented on how beautiful you sounded in the church.

Jayne and Ian

St Oswin's Church, Tynemouth, 27 May 2016

I just wanted to write you a quick note to say thank you for playing at our wedding last week. You were brilliant, we loved all the contemporary songs you played so thank you for taking all the requests. We had an amazing day made all the better by having you guys there. We were extremely happy with your performance on the day, it was everything we expected and more. Thank you again for making the day that extra bit special.

Joe and Emma

Newton Hall, Northumberland, 8 May 2016

Just want to say a massive thank you to you all for really adding to the magic on our wedding day. The music definitely added the atmosphere and both myself, Steven and all the guests thought it was just perfect. Thank you to all of you for really bringing that magic to our day and also making it so easy when organising. Thanks again I will definitely be recommending you all.

Sarah and Steven

Beamish Hall Hotel, Co. Durham, 9 April 2016

We would just like to say a huge thank you for playing at our wedding at Healey Barn on 2nd April. You sounded beautiful and we had so many comments from guests about how lovely the music was. Thank you for making the atmosphere so magical and perfect for our special day.

Kirstin and Andrew

Healey Barn, Northumberland, 2 April 2016

Everyone thought you were wonderful and were so impressed by your playing. You added a real sense of atmosphere and style to the evening. You were also prompt, easy to work with and had paid careful attention to my requests. So thank you very very much and we will be delighted to recommend you at anyone we know.

Eibhlin, birthday party

St Hild and St Bede College, Durham, 2 April 2016

Just wanted to say thank you so much for playing at our wedding at Beamish Hall! All our guests commented on how great the music was and you got the groom crying before the ceremony even started, it was so atmospheric!!! Would recommend you to anyone! X

Nicola

Beamish Hall Hotel, Co. Durham, 27 February 2016

We book Arco String Quartet every year for our graduation ceremonies. On each occasion we know we can rely on Arco to deliver a highly professional and enjoyable performance. Their music adds to the atmosphere on the day and makes an important celebration event even more special.

Craig

New College Durham, February 2016

Many thanks for your wonderful music at the weekend, it created a beautiful atmosphere for the wedding breakfast and so many people commented on how good you were.

Howard and Loreta

Lumley Castle, Co. Durham, 24 January 2016

I just wanted to say a huge thank you for playing at our wedding on Wednesday, I didn’t actually get to thank you on the day. It was perfect and lots of guests commented on how lovely the music was, it made the ceremony that extra bit special! Thank you so much.

Felicity and Mark

Lumley Castle, County Durham, 30 December 2015

Massive thanks to you and the rest of the ladies for making our wedding day so special. You sounded brilliant, we received lots of feedback from our friends and family and it is exactly what we were hoping for, it really made the service magical and was the elegant addition to our winter wedding!

Nicola and James

Guyzance Hall, Northumberland, 12 December 2015

We’ve had wonderful feedback from everyone and the evening was another huge success in terms of thanking our customers for their loyalty and support.

All enjoyed the food and the company, but it’s always nice to hear old and new attendees loved the music too! Your selection was very well received and this event wouldn’t be the same without you.

I know I can make the booking and pretty much leave the rest to you, secure in the knowledge it will be another professional and polished performance, which means a great deal. Once again sincere thanks.

Tisha, Bell Truck and Van

Client dinner, Matfen Hall, Northumberland, 5 November 2015

I want everyone to know what a fantastic set of musicians you ladies are! Arco string quartet were the icing on our wedding cake last week at Alnwick Gardens. You brought fun and class to our day and I will never forget hearing the first few chords of ‘Bad Romance’ as we signed our lives away! Seriously, we can not thank you ladies enough for playing the biggest gig of our lives, we’ve had nothing but praise for your music. Thank you for bringing something so different and elegant to our wedding.

Vicky and Gary

Alnwick Garden, Northumberland, 15 October 2015

After our wedding day we received glowing and positive feedback from our guests about you. Thanks again for coming and playing at our wedding – you did a great job :o)

Rachel and Neil

Rockliffe Hall, County Durham, 10 October 2015

Thank you all for playing at our Mum’s 70th celebration. It really brought the event alive! Many people commented on how wonderful the music was and a number were commenting they’d like to contact you for future events. The music was excellent, well chosen and well played! It really added to the wonderful environment and made our Mum’s day. Thank you for being understanding of the chaos and independent in getting everything you needed.

Will, 70th birthday party

Summerhill Bowling Club, Newcastle, 20 September 2015

We absolutely loved you playing at our wedding & so did the guests. You created a lovely atmosphere for our special day. Tim was really impressed with the track you learnt for us (Foreigner – ‘I want to know what love is’), it’s his favourite all time song. Can’t thank you enough for a beautiful musical day.

Hayley and Tim

Newton Hall, Northumberland, 4 September 2015

Thank you so much for your amazing music at our wedding on Saturday. I’m so sorry I didn’t get to thank you in person, but I lost count of the number of people who singled you out as a highlight of their day.

I was sat up in the bridal suite after staying really calm all morning, and just as I was starting to get my makeup done by an open window, you started playing at the front of the hall and it set me off in tears that continued until the speeches! Your music was so beautiful and just started the day in the exact way I had wanted, hearing you play outside was perfect.

Then the music you provided throughout the ceremony was so fitting for the venue and it was amazing to walk down the aisle to you playing. I really couldn’t recommend you highly enough and wish I could be there again to watch you play so beautifully.

You really added that special touch to our day that I will never forget. I would recommend you wholeheartedly for any event in the future.

Catherine and Scott

Middleton Hall, Northumberland, 8 August 2015

I remember waiting to walk down the aisle and the music was so intense yet emotional. Words just cant describe the feeling that you get when listening to live music – especially on your wedding day. I will never forget that moment and all of the guests said that you had them an emotional wreck before the ceremony even started. You touched everyone and if we could plan our day again we would book you again every time.

Katie and Michael

Horton Grange, Newcastle, 26 July 2015

You were just fabulous, so elegant and classy but it was really fun we had a few quirky theme tunes thrown in there. Absolutely loved it. It was a dream come true.

Lauren and Stephen

Gisborough Hall, 20 July 2015

I just wanted to email to say thanks very much for Saturday, it was a lovely way to celebrate being 50 and the music was amazing. From my first getting in touch, to the subsequent communications and the actual event Arco could not have been more professional (but with a lovely personal touch.)

The music was beautiful and was exactly what I had requested. The band were friendly and I have received many comments on the music adding to the sense of occasion to the party. The mix of classic and light jazz was perfect and every piece of music was played beautifully.

I can’t think of one single negative. Keep the date free for my 60th!!!!

Many thanks for making a memorable birthday.

Denise

Appleton Wiske Village Hall, 20 June 2015

We just wanted to message you all to say thank you for the amazing music you provided for our special day. We had an amazing time from start to finish and you nearly had Carys in tears with the opening bars of ‘Here comes my baby’ and ‘Summertime Rolls’ was fantastic to hear! We loved listening to you.

Stu and Carys

Newton Hall, Northumberland, 8 June 2015

Mick and Julie had an amazing wedding day. The musical pieces were stunning and I must thank you for your flexibility and versatility throughout the process and in working alongside our pianist to ensure the bride and groom had exactly what they wanted. I do hope to work with you again soon.

Emily (Wedding Coordinator)

Wynyard Hall, 31 May 2015

We can’t thank you enough for the beautiful music you and the girls provided at our wedding! Everybody commented on how amazing you sounded, it really did make the day extra special. Along with the gorgeous sunshine when you were playing outside it really was perfect!

There really was a bit of everything for everyone with your music, my friends loved Game of Thrones! and my nana and Mike’s grandma really enjoyed all your music too! Everybody really did love it. It really did make the day amazing and extra special.

Thank you again! I will be highly recommending you to friends, and hope to hear you all play again.

Chrissie and Mike

Gisborough Hall, 23 May 2015

Thank you for playing so beautifully at our church service. We didn’t get a chance to speak at all but the music set the tone perfectly, especially for my walk up the aisle. You were superb on the day and so helpful on the run up to the wedding.

Catherine and Michael

St Cuthbert's Church, Durham, 10 April 2015

We were so happy with your performance at our wedding, so many guests commented on how good you were and they loved that you seemed so passionate when playing which is really great to see! It really helped set the atmosphere for the day. Thank you so much!

Gabi & Mark

Wynyard Hall, Cleveland, 21 December 2014

Just a few lines to express our thanks for your fantastic performance at on Sunday at our son Mark and Gabrielle’s wedding. Lots and lots of fab comments were directed your way.

Mr and Mrs Leighton, Parents of the groom

Wynyard Hall, Cleveland, 21 December 2014

Just would like to say thank you so much for playing at our wedding you sounded amazing.

Laura and Paul

St John the Baptist Church, Low Dinsdale, Co. Durham, 6 December 2014

We loved your playing it was amazing! Thanks so much for learning Game of Thrones – my husband thought it was great! We have had so many positive comments. Your playing made the day! I have a card which I have popped in the post today for you to say a huge thanks. We would recommend you to everyone. If I ever need a string quartet again I would use you.

Sarah and Jonathan

Dinnington Village Church / Jesmond Dene House, 30 October 2014

We are absolutely over the moon with your services. The music was fantastic it felt so magical. All of the guests were very impressed. The range of music you played was perfect. Thank you for making our day extra special.

Laura and Chris

Redworth Hal, 25 October 2014

We had a fabulous time! I was starting to bubble when you began playing Tale As Old As Time. Thank you so much for playing for us the music was wonderful!!! Everyone said they loved it xxx

Zara and Chris

Otterburn Castle, Northumberland, 4 October 2014

We just wanted to say a huge thank you for playing so beautifully on the day it was perfect and we couldn’t have wished for anymore. Thanks again.

Becca and Michael

Ellingham Hall, Northumberland, 20 September 2014

I have the sound of all eight of you still ringing in my ears! What a lovely – and unique – sound it was. I thank you all for your music-making. I think you should consider planning a future joint show, it all sounded so seamless.

Roger

Seaton Delaval Hall, Joint concert with 'Glassonic, 29 August 2014

Thank you so much. The music was fantastic! All the guests thought you performed amazing. Thank you for helping to make the day so special!

Megan and Richard

Cullercoats Fisherman's Mission, 15 August 2014

Thank you so much for playing so beautifully at our wedding. Our guests enjoyed it so much, as did we. Thank you once again.

Martin and Madi

Redworth Hall, Co. Durham, 8 August 2014

Just wanted to say a big thank you to all of you for playing at our wedding on the 2nd. You played beautifully and the songs sounded faultless! I’d happily recommend you to anyone I know who is getting married.

Claire and Ben

St. Mary's & St. Cuthbert's Church, Chester le Street, 2 August 2014

Just wanted to drop a note through to say a big thank you for playing at our wedding on 19th July, we’ve had loads of lovely comments about how great you were. The music during ceremony was really lovely, you really added to the day. Not sure there will ever be another occasion in my life in which ill require a string quartet, but if I ever do I would definitely look you up!!

Laura and Tom

Jesmond Dene House, Newcastle, 19 July 2014

The quartet were amazing on the day. The music before and during the ceremony and as I walked down the aisle really added to the sense of occasion. It was also great to have you playing outside in the garden during our drinks reception. So many of our guests commented on how they really enjoyed the music. I would definitely recommend Arco Strings and will hopefully have the opportunity to book you again for another occasion!

Jayne and Keith

Jesmond Dene House, Newcastle, 13 July 2014

Rachel and I were absolutely delighted with the service provided from start to finish. On the day, you played beautifully and we are still having comments regarding the playlist you provided. I do not think one guest did not mention how special Arco playing, made the church feel that extra special. Thank you very much for playing at our wedding – worth every penny and delighted that we chose you.

Kris and Rachel

St. Mary's Cathedral, Newcastle, 12 July 2014

Many thanks for supporting our event on Friday, it was a great success. It’s always a pleasure to deal with Arco, from your customer service to the music itself. You are always professional and your music is beautiful, we do receive lovely feedback after you have attended our events. We would be happy to recommend you to others and should the occasion arise for us we will be in touch again.

Debbie

NHS Trust Awards, Marriott Hotel Gosforth, 6 June 2014

We both thought you were a fantastic quartet, professional, so helpful (especially in accommodating less traditional music into our ceremony) and the music sounded beautiful. A number of our guests commented on how much they had enjoyed the music you played. We really appreciated the time you took to help us make our ceremony a little different and to make it personal to us. We can’t thank you enough!

Anna and Bobby

The Baltic, Gateshead, 24 May 2014

We just wanted to drop you a note to say thank you very much for playing at our wedding at High House Farm Brewery on 15th March. We had so many of our guest come to us and say how brilliant you were.

Terri and Mark

High House Farm Brewery, Northumberland, 15 March 2014

Just a brief note to thank you all for contributing to my daughter’s wedding in Alnwick Garden on Saturday. You helped make Rachael and Graeme’s special day extra-special and I’ve received many compliments about your performance.

Joy

Alnwick Garden, Northumberland , 10 May 2014

We just wanted to send a note of thanks….the music on our wedding day could not have been any more perfect. Thank you so much for accommodating us, we loved it. The comments we have received from all of our guests has been overwhelming, they absolutely LOVED the music. So really, just to reiterate how grateful we are for all of your flexibility with us, and allowing us to have the relaxed fun day that we wanted.

Mr & Mrs Delaney

Newton Hall, Northumberland, 22 April 2014

Just back from honeymoon…we just wanted to thank you so much for playing at our reception at our wedding. You were absolutely amazing and just thinking of you playing as we pulled up in the car after the ceremony makes us very emotional! Guests were also blown away by you.

Sally & Dave

Eshott Hall, 19 April 2014

We had a wonderful day and our arrival at the Thistle was made extra special by hearing Arco playing for our guests. It created a lovely atmosphere and all our friends commented on the day and even afterwards how impressed they were with the music. The variety of songs was the highlight as everyone enjoyed hearing music they recognised and liked. All the ladies were very friendly and professional, especially enduring our mischievous flower girl! We would certainly recommend Arco to anyone planning their wedding as it made our special day perfect! Thank you for helping to make it a wonderful day,

Kathryn and Neil

Thistle Hotel, Newcastle, 1 March 2014

It was another great night and we’ve had lovely feedback from everyone. This annual event is well received by our customers and it would not be the same without you. You sounded wonderful and I could have gladly sat somewhere out of sight and listened to you all night. Many thanks for your professionalism, you make my work very easy and I know I can leave you to make the right decisions for this event & I look forward to working with you again in the future.

Tisha, Marketing Manager

Bell Truck and Van, Annual Dinner, Matfen Hall, 13 March 2014

I wanted to thank you so much for your wonderful playing during our wedding. We had so many people ask who you were and tell us how fabulous you all were.

Dominique and Piers

Holy Sepulchre Church, Ashington, 16 November 2013

We are just back from Honeymoon and wanted to say thank you again for everything last Saturday. We had a fantastic day at the Mansion House and every guest commented on how beautiful the music was. The whole atmosphere of the venue and ambience of the wedding was set by your fantastic music. Thank you so much.

Kay and Daniel

Mansion House, Jesmond, 2 November 2013

The Arco String Quartet provided a fitting end to an action packed three day Soroptimist Conference at the Sage, Gateshead when fifteen hundred delegates sat enraptured by their music. Playing to an audience of women from around the world and from many different cultures, these four extremely talented young women displayed versatility and sensitivity in their playing. They were an important part of our celebrations.

Margaret

Soroptomist International, Great Britain & Ireland, Annual Conference, Sage Gateshead, 2 November 2013

We wanted to say how wonderful Arco were at Nicola & Iain’s wedding recently at Jesmond Dene House. You added that extra touch of elegance to an already lovely setting and so many of the guests have said how much they enjoyed your playing. Thank you for making our daughter’s special day even more special. Right from the first point of contact you responded quickly and professionally but with a lovely personal feel and we would be happy to recommend Arco String Quartet.

Lorna

Jesmond Dene House, Newcastle, 5 October 2013

Good morning! Please pass on our thanks and admiration for your playing to all in the quartet. Your presence was really valued – in spite of the noise we all made! Thank you so much.

Fenella, Mills & Co.

20th Anniversary Celebration, Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle, 3 October 2013

It was just wonderful having you play for us. The number of comments we got saying how amazing the music was has been incredible and we can’t thank you enough. Especially for indulging us in our choir/strings/band extravaganza!

John and Urmilla

St. Mary's Church, Wycliffe, Co. Durham, 24 August 2013

Your selection of music was fantastic, we certainly were not stuck for choice and our guests loved the mix of old, new and classical throughout the day. You created a wonderful atmosphere which was the perfect build up to the reception. I would highly recommend Arco to any other bride and grooms out there – I wish we could do it all over again!!

Robyn and Andrew

Newton Hall, Northumberland, 17 August 2013

Thank you all very much for creating the perfect musical accompaniment to a lovely venue. Everyone commented on how lovely your playing was and also the variety of music you played. It certainly set a very elegant atmosphere for the day. Many of the guests were musicians themselves and really appreciated the quality of Arco String Quartet. Thank you again for helping to make our day so perfect.

Paul & Emma

Close House, Northumberland, 10 August 2013

We both loved the songs you played and thought you sounded amazing! We are so pleased we chose to book you, as you were helpful and accommodating throughout the build up to the wedding, and played beautifully during it.

Thank you so much for playing such an important part in our day, you all helped make it so special!! 🙂

Julia and Michael

Close House, Northumberland, 9 August 2013

We only returned from our honeymoon yesterday but we wanted to let you know how much our guests and ourselves enjoyed listening to you in the chapel and on the terrace. You helped create such a lovely atmosphere and so many people have commented on this. It was great that you were able to play a range of modern and traditional pieces which suited our wedding perfectly.

Kayleigh

Wynyard Hall, 7 August 2013

The atmosphere during the ceremony and reception was made relaxed and entertaining by yourselves. We have put our heads together and we really can’t think of anything that you would need to improve on. Thank you for entertaining us perfectly on our day.

Adam and Anne

Woodhill Hall, Otterburn, Northumberland, 3 August 2013

Thank you so much for playing at our wedding ceremony recently! The pieces you played sounded beautiful and a number of our guests commented on the wonderful atmosphere your music helped to create both before and during the ceremony. I really enjoyed walking down the aisle to you playing Pachebel’s Canon, it was perfect! From the moment we booked you, you responded to our queries promptly and were helpful and professional throughout. We would definitely recommend you to anyone who is planning a wedding – thanks again!

Sam and Gary

Alnwick Castle, 2 August 2013

We have just returned from a holiday and want to take the opportunity to thank you for making Laura and Nathan’s day spectacular. So many guests commented on how beautiful the day was, and your presence was the icing on the cake! The music in the church was amazing only topped by you also being at Close House. So many of the guests asked how we ‘found you’ so watch out for future work!

Christine (Mother of the Bride)

St. Helen's Church, Low Fell and Close House, 5 July 2013

I just wanted to say thank you for playing at our wedding. The music was fantastic. I am only sorry that I missed so much of it as we arrived late due to a wardrobe malfunction with one of my bridesmaid’s dresses.

Susannah

Horton Grange, Nr Newcastle, 26 May 2013

We are just back from our honeymoon and I wanted to thank you all so much for your beautiful string music at our wedding. Everyone commented on how beautiful the music was and how fitting the venue was to having a string quartet. Paul and I absolutely loved having you there and you really helped create the perfect atmosphere for our wedding day. Thank you so much!!

Abbi and Paul

Eshott Hall, Northumberland, 18 May 2013

A very, very big thank you for your fantastic playing at our wedding on 4th May in Warkworth. You really made the time in the church so special. We particularly thought your performance of The Lark Ascending was amazing and I was thrilled to hear you play Marry You by Bruno Mars as I waited in the porch! A very big personal thank you for writing a specific arrangement for my arrival. It far exceeded my expectations and filled a childhood ideal!

Emma and Simon

Warkworth Church, Northumberland, 4 May 2013

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 Phi

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

Thank you so much for playing for us on our wedding day. It really made the occasion so special, the music was beautiful and we loved our Sibelius arrangement at the beginning – a very emotional moment and quite simply unforgettable. We also very much appreciated being able to rely on you and it was one of the biggest reliefs on the day to see that you had defied the extreme weather conditions to set up and ready yourselves for the occasion and that we could look forward to a ceremony with music the way that we had imagined.

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 2010

The 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

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