Our Reviews

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

Thank you guys so much for such a magical day – you guys really were the icing on the cake and without you it wouldn’t have been the same. You were simply STUNNING and our guests were thoroughly entertained and impressed. Thank you so much we are extremely grateful and we won’t hesitate to recommend you to everyone and their dog in future!! Thank you again. Honestly just brilliant.

Rachel and Chris

Horton Grange, Newcastle, December 2021

Thank you so so much for playing, you were unbelievably amazing and you made our special day all the more magical.

Rachael and Matthew

Doxford Barns, Northumberland, November 2021

Thank you for creating us such a magical atmosphere! It really made everything feel so special. ‘Across the Stars’ was beautiful & felt very unique to us. We could not have asked for anything better.

Jennifer and Daniel

Matfen Hall, Northumberland, November 2021

I would just like to say a huge thank you for playing at my daughter’s wedding on Friday. It made her day extra special and was just beautiful to listen to. From the music prior to Claire’s arrival, to the music for the arrival of the bride, to the hymns, the playing of Somewhere Over The Rainbow and the music at the reception, it was just a joy to listen to. Lots of guests commented on how magnificent you were and the Deacon of the church was blown away by your music! Thank you also for your understanding with all the postponements. You really did help make the wedding of Claire and Dan absolutely perfect.

Marie, mother of the bride

Church and Bowburn Hall, Co. Durham, November 2021


We booked Arco String Quartet for our wedding day @ Horton Grange Country House Hotel.

I have no words for how amazing the quartet were, Everyone commented on how talented and beautiful they were on our day. All of our song choices we’re perfect and I only wish that I was able to listen to them again!

Thankyou so much for making our day perfect!

Stancy and Tom

Horton Grange, Newcastle, October 2021

​Just wanted to drop you a line to thank for playing at our wedding two weeks ago at Charlton Hall. Your music was lovely and it really did help to make our service extra special.

Joe and Kirsty

Charlton Hall, Northumberland, October 2021

We wanted to say a massive thank you to you and the quartet for the gorgeous rendition of the songs you played on Monday.

Your rendition of Here Comes The Sun was better than we could’ve imagined and was so lovely to walk down the aisle to.

We are only gutted we couldn’t have seen more as we were whisked away for photos. What we heard was amazing and so many of our guests commented how good you were particularly lots of comments on the Game of Thrones rendition which everyone loved.

Thanks again, it was so special to have your music there on the day.

Olivia and Kris

Newton Hall, Northumberland, October 2021

I always imagined getting married would feel like a movie and when you played Romeo and Juliet in the moments leading up to Ems arrival it made me feel like we were in one. Everyone commented how incredible you all were, you added elegance and sophistication that absolutely matched our venue in way we could only have dreamed of.

Thank you all so much for helping to make our day so special!

Scott and Ems

Beamish Hall, Durham, September 2021

Absolutely amazing for our wedding day. Very professional and also responds really quick.

Kate and Ian

Wynyard Hall, Tees Valley, September 2021

We just wanted to say thank you so much for playing at our wedding, everyone commented on how beautiful the music was.

Sarah and Vince

Derwent Manor Hotel, Northumberland, September 2021

Just to note to say a massive thank you to you all for playing at our wedding last Sunday, and especially for arranging Shipyards for us. The music was beautiful.

Gemma and Craig

Healey Barn, Northumberland, August 2021

You all were fantastic. My husband said that the music playing in the church was really amazing. Also thank you for playing Now We Are Free, it was absolutely perfect.

The guests absolutely loved the music and I’ll definitely be recommending you to anyone who needs a quartet! Thank you once again, and I hope to hear you play again soon.

Hannah and Alex

Christ Church, Seaham, County Durham, August 2021

Thank you Arco String Quartet for being a part of our special day and entertaining our wedding party. Lots of the guests commented how lovely the music sounded and how it created a lovely relaxing atmosphere. Thanks again x

Dawn and Julie

Whinstone View, North Yorkshire, August 2021

We got married on 7th July 2021 and Arco played some beautiful music for us before and after the ceremony. We had to reschedule our wedding 4 times due to Covid-19 and they were so accommodating, understanding and helpful. The music on the day was absolutely perfect (my mam still talks about it now) and everyone said how fantastic they were. Their repertoire of songs is great and we were even allowed to select one additional song that wasn’t in the repertoire. We really can’t recommend them highly enough and would encourage everyone to have them perform on their special day.

Danny and Samantha

Healey Barn, Northumberland, July 2021

We honestly think you were the most magical touch for our special day. I knew as soon as I saw you playing at a wedding fair at Wynyard that Arco were a non negotiable for our wedding. You are all amazingly talented and faultless – you brought a tear to so many peoples’ eyes.

Can I also just mention how appreciative I am that you went out of your way to play a personal request of Britney Spears which went down so well with all of our guests during the ceremony as I am her number one fan!

Again, thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

Gabrielle and Jordan

Wynyard Hall, Tees Valley, July 2021

Can I just thank you for Wednesday. You were absolutely fantastic and really made the ceremony as special as it was. I couldn’t fault it, thank you from us both!

Craig and Katie

Le Petit Chateau, Northumberland, July 2021

You were brilliant. The ability Arco had to move from classical to modern songs was seamless and helped change the dynamic of the day from the traditional elements to a more relaxed environment. We had so many people come up to us and say how brilliant you were throughout the day, playing some brilliant arrangements of modern songs.  When people were outside having canapés and the drinks reception, the ambience you created was fantastic allowing people to engage with the music without it being overbearing. The performance as a whole was faultless. 

Thank you for everything you did to be a part of our special day, we really appreciate it and we wish you all the best in the future, now things are starting to return to normal.

Henry and Rebecca

Wynyard Hall, Tees Valley, June 2021

We absolutely loved having you both play at our wedding. I’ve always wanted a string duo at my wedding and you did not disappoint. Our guests loved the music and it was a lovely touch – you don’t get to go to many weddings with such lovely live music. Thanks so much for everything over the past couple of years and re-arranging dates etc. 

Kaye and Matty

Newton Hall, Northumberland, June 2021

I just wanted to send an email to say just how beautiful you all were on Thursday. Walking towards Threshing Hall on Thursday and hearing the wonderful music gave me goosebumps. I’ve had numerous messages from friends and family who were on the Zoom who have commented on how stunning the music was. We thoroughly enjoyed all of the songs you played as did our guests. Thankyou so much for everything.

Mr and Mrs Wilkinson

Doxford Barns, Northumberland, October 2020

The whole wedding day went better than we could have ever hoped for under the current circumstances, it really was a perfect day that was made even better by having you play for us. Every single one of our guests have commented on how good you were and how special your music sounded in the church.

From a personal point of view, I actually got goosebumps walking into an almost empty church and hearing you play the songs we had chosen. It was such a pleasure to stand and listen to you that it made waiting for the bride (traditionally late, of course) much less stressful 🙂

I also wanted to say a massive thank you for being so flexible and accommodating with the changes and uncertainty we faced leading up to the wedding because of government restrictions. Your communication and support was really appreciated.

Andrew and Lynsey

St Oswald's Church, Durham, October 2020

Wow! It’s absolutely beautiful & means so much to us! A perfect way to honour what should have been this year but also a reminder of better things to come ♥️  Thank you so so much again!

Jenn and Dan, couple receiving a gift recording after postponing their wedding owing to Covid19, September 2020

Thank you so so much for this lovely gift. It was absolutely beautiful to listen to and definitely made today extra special. Very excited for October.

Couple receiving a gift recording on what would have been their wedding day, August 2020

Thank you all so much, that email really has brightened up my saddened day. I’ve been looking forward to our wedding for as long as I remember, knowing it’s not going ahead tomorrow is heartbreaking, but I always say everything happens for a reason! I can’t wait to eventually meet you on my wedding day when I walk down the aisle in October. I’ll make sure I’ll send a smile to your way letting you know how much I appreciate your patience and your rearrangements.

Bride receiving a gift recording for what would have been her wedding day, July 2020

Thank you so much for this, the recording is beautiful and I can’t wait for you to play at out wedding next year. Thanks again – this has made today that extra bit special xx

Bride receiving a gift recording on what would have been her wedding day, June 2020

One year ago today you played at our wedding and today I received a wonderful personalised recording from my husband of the music I walked down the aisle to. Although we can’t be with family and friends today being able to share this music with them has made our day special. Thank you for coming up with such a lovely idea and for the amazing recording.


Gift recording customer, May 2020

That’s fantastic! Thanks for coming back to us so quickly! It was a difficult decision [to postpone our wedding] but one that we needed to make. Everyone has been extremely prompt, accommodating, kind and helpful! We will unfortunately have to wait a little longer but that will make the day extra special when it finally comes! Thanks so much once again and we hope you take care and stay safe!

Couple postponing their wedding owing to Covid19, May 2020

This has made my day & I’ve just cried happy tears thank you so so much what a lovely gift we really appreciate it! We were over the moon you are still able to attend our new date because we fell in love with your music at the South Causey wedding fair a few years ago.

Bride who received a gift recording after having to postpone her wedding owing to Covid19, April 2020

Arco String Quartet were asked at short notice to perform a two hour set of classics at a recent formal function and their presentation and professionalism was above all expectations. The evening was so much more with the excellent compositions these ladies performed, not only classical but also modern classics that carried the theme of the function well. I would thoroughly recommend to anyone firstly speak to Arco String Quartet if you require quality musicians for any function.

John, Function Organiser

South Tyneside, March 2020

Thank you for making our day very special. You ladies were brilliant and could not fault it at all. The day wasn’t at all what we planned [because of Covid19] but with everyone pulling together, it made it more special.

Would love to see you ladies play again sometime to really take in the moment again.


Brinkburn Priory, Northumberland, March 2020

Thank you so much for playing at our wedding at Slaley Hall. You were absolutely fantastic and all of our guests commented how lovely the music was and how talented you all are. Apologies we didn’t get to speak to you in person but I believe my uncle and sister passed on our thanks. So once again, thank you for coming and being part of our special day.

Julie and Ian

Slaley Hall, Northumberland, December 2019

Thank you so much for playing at our wedding on Sunday. Everybody commented on how amazing you were and how you made it even more special.

Stacey and Dan

Doxford Barns, Northumberland, December 2019

Would just like to give our utmost thanks to Arco String Quartet for performing at our wedding at Wynyard hall last Saturday. Every single one of our guests commented on how terrific you were, playing both classical and contemporary pieces for us.

Jack and Calum

Wynyard Hall, Teesside, November 2019

Our guests loved you and you really helped to set the tone for the ceremony, so much more special than a standard recording! I’m so sorry I didn’t get the opportunity to thank you/speak to you both in person on the day, it was a total whirlwind!! Thank you so much for arranging to play our requested music, I remember standing outside the door, waiting to walk down the isle and getting all excited at hearing our pre chosen songs! As I said, thank you so much for making the ceremony extra special, and feel that little bit more personalised! Everything about how you work, from the booking, to the day it self was stress free for myself, something that was very appreciated in the grand scheme of planning our wedding!!!

Jess and Sam

As You Like It, Newcastle, October 2019

A huge thank you to Arco for making our ceremony special with your beautiful playing. I got my dream of walking down the aisle to Canon in D played by a quartet. Communication from start to finish was so easy and friendly.  Our guests commented on how great you were. I’d gladly recommend you to anyone.

Lisa and Robert

Trinity Church, Gosforth, Newcastle, September 2019

We really wanted to commemorate the launch of Downton Abbey on the big screen in a way that our guests would really remember their trip to Vue. Thanks to Arco String Quartet, who played a medley of classic film scores and tracks, everyone watching the film on the opening day was transported back to the era, making their trip to watch the film that much more immersive. Thanks to Arco String Quartet for all their help with this.

General Manager

Vue Cinema, Gateshead, September 2019

Thank you so much for being a part of our big day, you guys were absolutely fantastic and our guests thought the same. I had imagined a sunny day with you guys playing on the lawn but when it turned out rainy I thought it was actually really lovely that we were all stood inside the beautiful Doxford Barns celebrating whilst enjoying your beautiful music, it felt like it was meant to be. And it was a really special moment when all the guests had sat down for our entrance and myself and Dave got to enjoy your last song stood hand in hand; I’ll never forget that.

You guys were great, and really helpful, from the initial enquiry up to the day itself so thank you very much, we’re so pleased we booked you.

Emma and David

Doxford Barns, Northumberland, September 2019

We just want to say a massive thank you for yesterday. You were so brilliant and so very very talented. Thank you so much for coming and being part of our day. We just wish we could have heard more of you! Thank you.

Sara and Paul

Woodhill Hall, Northumberland, August 2019

We would like to say a huge thank you to Arco – you were all absolutely magnificent at our wedding! We simply cannot thank you enough for playing such wonderful music for our wedding ceremony and reception. Our guests loved listening to your pieces and it provided the best atmosphere for our special day. We cannot recommend you highly enough!

Lisa and David

Vallum Farm, Northumberland, August 2019

Arco was absolutely amazing at our wedding. I didn’t realise how important having you all there was until it was all put together, watching my beautiful bride walk down the aisle couldn’t have been any better with you all playing behind us. Thank you again for a fantastic experience, the music was amazing and couldn’t have went any better.

Brian and Veronica

Wynyard Hall, Teesside, August 2019

I just want to say a massive thank you for keeping our guests entertained during our wedding! I cant reccomend Arco enough…nothing was a problem. We requested songs from the song list they sent over and also requested 1 song that wasn’t on the list. They were more then happy to practise the song for us as this was the song for signing of the register. All our guests commented on how great they were and the song choices went down a treat. Thank you once again!

Ann and Jonathon

South Causey Inn, County Durham, July 2019

Arco String Quartet were amazing!! From communication beforehand, to performing on the day, Arco were very professional and made us feel relaxed and excited about our wedding. The performance of all the songs were fantastic and we really liked your second piece of music when we were signing the register. Your range of song choice is really extensive and it was lovely to pick meaningful/fun songs for the different parts of our wedding. After the event, many of our guests commented on how great the quartet were and it was such a lovely surprise when they performed with my sister. Thank you so much!

Charlotte and Michael

St Charles Church and Jesmond Dene House, Newcastle, July 2019

Arco played at our wedding at Wynyard Hall in June, and were completely fabulous.  The guests commented how beautifully they played and really added to the atmosphere of the day, both in the chapel and out on the lawn.  I wasn’t sure what I kind of playlist I wanted, only that I didn’t want anything too formal, but Kirsty worked with me and our needs to make our day that bit more amazing. Thank you so much.

Gemma and John

Wynyard Hall, Teesside, June 2019

We just wanted to say a massive thank you to the string quartet for everything on Friday, you were truly amazing. I loved my entrance song and it was everything I could have wanted and more. You are truly amazing and your music is phenomenal. We loved every second and all our guests complimented us on the music. You made our wedding everything we wanted.

We wish you all the best in the future and know you will continue to make everyone’s weddings as magical as ours was.

Lyndsey and Stephen

Headlam Hall, Near Darlington, June 2019

Just emailing to say a huge massive thank you for playing for us on our day. You really were a special part of our day. We feel so lucky to have all your musical talents with us on our day. I’m so sorry I didn’t get a chance to come over and speak to you all… Time really does fly on that day!

Thank you all so much again!

Nicola and Oliver

Linden Hall, Northumberland, May 2019

Karina and I could not have been happier with Arco, you were amazing. All of the music we heard was lovely and it definitely made our wedding day more special for us. All of our guests commented on how fabulous you were and that they thoroughly enjoyed your music. The Game of Thrones theme tune was a particular favourite of everyone. We also appreciated you working with Karina to arrange my surprise walk in music, it certainly made my entrance more memorable and I really enjoyed it, thank you. It was also really nice that when you told us the Marriage of Figaro music we had asked for was not the one listed in your playlist that you learned the music especially for us. You have gone above and beyond to make sure the music you played was exactly what we had hoped for. We would not hesitate in recommending you to anyone considering live music for their special occasion.

Mark and Karina

Lumley Castle, Co. Durham, May 2019

Thank you so much for playing for us on our wedding day. The feedback we have is only positive. It was a beautiful addition to our day and guests have fed back to us how much they loved the music and it gave the day a really elegant feel.

Having you play for us as I walked down the aisle was incredible and made an amazing moment even more magical.

It was everything we had imagined (and better) when we were planning the music for our day. So many many thanks to you all.

Rosie and Doug

Doxford Hall, Northumberland, March 2019

I would just like to pass on my thanks to Arco strings for making my wedding that o so more special. I can not thank you enough.
Matt and Lou

Healey Barn, Northumberland, February 2019

Thank you SO much for being part of Lucy & Adam’s day. I’m so sorry that I didn’t get to speak to you before you left and wanted to say a big thank you & pass on compliments from our guests.

Kerina, Mother of the bride

Fig House, Middleton Lodge, Richmond, February 2019

Arco String Quartet were simply outstanding and created the most romantic atmosphere through their beautifully played music at our wedding. Having heard the quartet play at a friends wedding, we were desperate to secure them for our own.

From making the original booking through to the wedding day itself, the team have been wonderful and went out of their way to meet our needs. Requesting two new songs for our day, Arco String Quartet obliged and hearing them on the day made it extra special for us both.

All of our guests commented on how beautiful the music was and how seamlessly they transitioned from playing in the bar area as guests arrived, to the old barn for our ceremony and then back to the bar again. We felt it important that our guests were able to know the songs which were being played and therefore ensured their repertoire was displayed.

If anyone is looking to create a magical, romantic atmosphere at their wedding, with beautiful music that has the guests in tears of happiness – then look no further.  We would recommend without hesitation.

Thank you so much for being an integral part of our special day it was appreciated so much, by so many.

Annalei and Jay

South Causey Inn, County Durham, February 2019

I just wanted to thank you so much. The wedding was the 16th of Feb in the South Causey Inn and everyone loved you. We had so many compliments from our guests sayng how nice it was to have you play during the reception. I can’t say thanks enough you made our day perfect.

Katie and Michael

South Causey Inn, County Durham, February 2019

A huge thank you to you all for yesterday! The comments where amazing everyone loved the music and asked me who you were. The day was amazing thank you all so much X

Carley and Tom

Wynyard Hall, 20 December 2018

Thank you for performing at our wedding reception – it really added to the atmosphere and we also received some lovely comments from our guests. We loved the way you performed the tracks we had chosen and I overheard lots of people chatting about the music. There is genuinely nothing I would change – we really enjoyed what you did.

Graham and Daniel

Rockliffe Hall, 13 December 2018

Arco played at our wedding in Wynyard Hall. They are amazing. The songs they played were a mix of our choice and also what they thought would fit with the occasion. Professional and really just genuinely lovely people. Highly recommend. Thank you for making the start of our day amazing x

Lou and Adam

Church and Woodhill Hall, Otterburn, Northumberland, 29 November 2018

Thank you for yesterday, everyone thought you added a real classy feel to the event and the music was very appropriate. We look forward to the opportunity of having you play for us again!

Mundeep, Business Manager

New office opening, North Tyneside, 7 November 2018

We wanted something a bit different for our wedding to entertain guests during the drinks reception and after looking online we came across Arco and we are so glad we did! Not only did we love them but guests commented both on the day and after the event on how enjoyable they were.

Arco’s music list has something to suit everyone’s tastes and we were so happy with the choice of modern pop music as well as classics and pieces from some of our favourite films. Being able to create your own playlist really was an added bonus and made the experience very unique.

From start to finish the performance was effortless and I can’t thank Arco enough for helping us enjoy our special day with all of our friends and family.

Jona and Olivia

Beamish Hall Hotel, Co. Durham, 13 October 2018

I’ve heard nothing but praise for how great you guys were so thank you for putting on such a fantastic show!

Kevin, Northumbria University Conference Dinner

Newcastle Civic Centre, 5 September 2018

Wow wow wow! Thank you guys so so much for making our ceremony absolutely incredible! It was like a dream and everyone mentioned how fantastic you guys were.

Rebecca and Liam

South Causey Inn, Co. Durham, 23 August 2018

We’re now on our honeymoon and whilst we have a minute I’d just thought I’d drop you an email to say a massive thank you. You all made our wedding day! Watching the videos of the ceremony back with you all playing our favourite songs is just incredible! Gives me goosebumps every time we watch it! You are one set of VERY talented people.

Ruby and Sam

Newton Hall, Northumberland, 4 August 2018

Thank you so much for playing at  mine and Ross’ wedding. The music was amazing and added such a wonderful atmosphere to our day! Our guests commented on how fabulous the music was and my husband said the music added an amazing atmosphere and build up when he was waiting for me to come down the aisle – thank you so much!!

Alex and Ross

Ellingham Hall, 2 August 2018

A two-hour performance by this quartet was thoroughly enjoyed by my husband who was celebrating his birthday, by me and sixty guests. At all stages of our arrangements with them they were accommodating and obliging. They arrived punctually and needed no help to organise themselves. They provided the ideal ambience for a drinks reception which for me was the highlight of the evening. We had been concerned before the event about the balance between the volume of chatter and the volume of the performance. We need not have been concerned as it worked well. Arrangements by telephone, by email and by post were all straightforward.

Margaret and Paul

Birthday Party, Howick Hall, Northumberland, 28 July 2018

We just wanted to say a huge thank you for playing at our wedding at Alnwick Garden on 23rd July.  I’m sorry we didn’t get chance to speak to you but we really appreciated you playing for us, and all our guests enjoyed the music too!

Frances and Peter

Alnwick Garden, 23 July 2018

Perfect for what I had in mind to make our big day perfect- with all our guests appreciating how amazing Arco were. The most amazing finishing touch.
Sophie and Ross

Wynyard Hall, 21 July 2018

We booked Arco string quartet to play at my daughter’s wedding ceremony after seeing them at a wedding fayre two years previous. They had made a huge impression and as we began to plan the wedding they were always an option high on our list. Unfortunately we left it too late to have a quartet but we were lucky enough to have a duet to play, and they didn’t fail to amaze. The bride and groom had a large play list to choose from and to their amazement a lot of their favourite songs were on the list. Everyone paid lovely comments and we couldn’t have been happier with the performance. I would therefore highly recommend the Arco string duo or quartet, they are amazing professionals and I honestly believe anyone would be happy to them to perform at their wedding.


George Washinton Hotel, Tyne and Wear, 14 July 2018

I could not recommend Arco string quartet more! I booked them for my wedding and they were absolutely fantastic. They set the perfect atmosphere and tone to my day and all my guests commented that they were the perfect addition to my outdoor wedding. They played every song beautifully from their wide repertoire of song choices, which includes everything from classical, modern, pop, jazz and easy listening. The whole booking process was easy and professional. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this company if anyone is considering a string quartet.

Victoria and Neil

Eshott Hall, Northumberland, 7 July 2018

My sincere thanks for your marvellous performance at our Concert last night. YOU ALL were the stars of the show!! I have little musical knowledge or inclination – I just like what I like and I certainly like your style of music and the exquisite sounds you produce. The compliments from guests were endless. Of course, I was heaped with ‘well dones’ for getting you in the first place.

Stuart, Concert organiser

Lanchester Methodist Church, Co. Durham, 6 July 2018

Thank you so so much for playing at our wedding at Woodhill Hall on Monday! You were truly amazing and you were most certainly a talking point amongst our guests! ‘Thinking Out Loud’ played so beautifully by yourselves was so special to walk down the aisle to! Again thank you so much.

Laura and James

Woodhill Hall, Northumberland, 25 June 2018

I would like to thank the quartet for a superb evening. You followed the brief to the letter, and the mix of classical and light music was absolutely perfect, which meant there was something for everyone to enjoy. The acoustics from the minstrels gallery also worked perfectly. The music was clearly audible, but at exactly the right volume to be enjoyable, without intruding on conversation. Your performance was very much appreciated, and really made the evening special.
Ian, Organiser of conference dinner

Crook Hall, Durham, 19 June 2018

Just wanted to say a huge thank you to you all for last Sunday – you were all incredible and having you there made the ceremony so magical especially walking down the aisle to ‘Some Day My Prince Will Come’. It’s a moment I’ll treasure forever Xx  Also thank you all for moving around with us in that heat too!! We really appreciated it.

Fiona and Callum

Lumley Castle, County Durham, 6 May 2018

Thank you so much for playing at our wedding. We were so pleased with the music at both the ceremony and reception and we got lots of comments from our guests about how much they enjoyed it.

Caroline and Damir

St Mary's, Richmond, and Middleton Lodge, 28 April 2018

We would like to thank Arco for playing at our wedding. They played such a wide range of music for us from classical, westlife to Jurassic Park! Our guests were very impressed and they helped make our day so special. It was lovely working with Arco while planning our wedding, and we would highly recommend them. Thank you so much.
Ian and Rachel

Wynyard Hall, Teesside, 6 April 2018

Thank you so much for playing for us! I thought you guys were great. It set a great ambience and the guests said it was lovely to walk in to. You have been very easy to contact and have been very responsive with our requests.
Amy and Lewis

Doxford Barns, Northumberland, 17 February 2018

Thank you so much for playing at Katy and Jonathan’s wedding last Friday, it was wonderful to finally hear you and we had many compliments, I can’t actually believe it’s all over! You made the wedding extra special and Katy and Jonathan were delighted, so thank you again! We would recommend you 100% not just for your amazing music but for the prompt communication and total peace of mind you offered.
Abigail, Mother of the bride

All Saints Church Eaglescliffe and Judges Hotel, 16 February 2018

We just wanted to thank you all for playing at our wedding on Saturday. You were fantastic! All day, our guests were commenting and still are, about how great you were. You really all did make our day and definitely were one of the best things we decided to arrange for our special day. Thank you also for putting together the arrangement for our song. It really did sound just as we had hoped, for my entrance into church and at the reception.
Emma and Steven

Church then Rudby Hall, Yarm, 3 February 2018

Thank you so much – you were brilliant, we all thoroughly enjoyed your music and had so many lovely comments from guests too.
Rachel and Ben

Matfen Hall, Northumberland, 28 December 2017

Thanks for playing at our wedding. Everyone loved the music. You were fantastic from my initial enquiry right through to the day. Customer service was excellent & you were all very talented & added that something special to our day.
Dawn and Stephen

Alnwick Treehouse, Northumberland, 11 November 2017

Thank you very much for last week’s performance, it was thoroughly enjoyed by all once again. The one thing a lot of the customers did talk about was the “Game of Thrones” opening music. It was a fantastic night and hopefully you can make next year’s dinner as well!
Gavin, Corporate event

Matfen Hall, 9 November 2017

Thank you so much for performing at our wedding, you exceeded our expectations. It was commented by numerous guests how they enjoyed your performance, again thank you so much.
Amit and Helga

Kirkley Hall, Northumberland, 28 October 2017

Thank you so much for performing at such short notice at Beamish for our son’s wedding to Lindsey – you were absolutely brilliant and for sure were the highlight of the 2 hours we spent at the museum. All of the guests, particularly those from the USA, were blown away by the quality of your performance and I’m sure the memory will live on with them, as it will for us and the happy couple, for many years to come.

Beamish Museum, Co. Durham, 10 September 2017

Arco Strings created a fantastic atmosphere at my wedding. They offered a huge choice of modern day songs and were so flexible and accommodating with my requirements and even learned a new song just for my ceremony! I wanted something special and different for my ceremony and always had my heart set on a particular Oasis song played by a string quartet. Arco Strings had been recommended to me and I travelled to a wedding fare to hear them and I was blown away and I instantly knew I wanted them. There is something so special about hearing your favourite songs played on strings. There wasn’t a dry eye in the house. They were the highlight of my day and I had so many comments from the guests. Kirsty and her team were so helpful and always answered emails quickly. I just wish I had hired them for longer!
Kirsty and Steven

Hexham Winter Gardens, Northumberland, 2 September 2017

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

Thank you so much for playing your part at our wedding, it meant a lot to us. We had some lovely feedback from our guests who made very positive comments about Arco and thought it was a beautiful accompaniment to our day. We would definitely recommend you to anyone thinking of using you at their own event, and only wish we had hired you for longer!
Paula and Paul

Hardwick Hall, County Durham, 3 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.

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.

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!!

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.

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.

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

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.

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.


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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’.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Wall Methodist Church and Langley Castle, 14 March 2008