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The Sussex String Quartet will greatly enhance the atmosphere and create that exquisite, romantic touch for your special day. We have played at hundreds of civil and religious wedding ceremonies over the years and are happy to offer advice on all aspects of the musical accompaniment to your wedding, including appropriate music and logistics. We will always liaise with the Registrar, Toastmaster or Clergy before the ceremony to ensure that the musical side of things runs smoothly. Our professionalism and attention to detail are second to none.

At civil ceremonies we usually perform whilst guests assemble 20-30 minutes before the start of the ceremony.

We then play for the entrance of the bride, during the signing of the register and at the end of the ceremony.

Very often the music chosen for these occasions will be of the classical variety, but we will play music of any genre and will also be pleased to arrange something which is not already on our extensive repertoire list. 

Listed below are some suggestions for repertoire:

Before the ceremony

A selection of Baroque/Classical favourites                  Mozart - Divertimenti                             

Vivaldi - The Four Seasons                    

Handel - Music for the Royal Fireworks  

Bach - Brandenburg Concerti


Entrance of the bride 

Handel - The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba                 The Prince of Denmark's March

Wagner - Bridal March from Lohengrin       Pachelbel - Canon                                          

Purcell - Trumpet Tune

During the signing of the register


Handel - Air from the Water Music           

Vivaldi - Largo from Winter (Four Seasons) 

Fauré - Pavane                                               

Elgar - Chanson de Matin, Salut d'Amour    

Bach - Air on a G String                                 

Delibes - Flower Duet from Lakme


This is often a good point at which to include a favourite or significant tune!


On greeting the newly-weds 

Mendelssohn - Wedding March                    

Dubois - Toccata                                             

Handel - Hornpipe from the Water Music   

The theme tune to 'Mission Impossible' is occasionally requested!

Religious/Church Ceremonies

We would suggest similar repertoire to the above but are also pleased to accompany hymns, arrangements of which are free of charge.


Further suggestions are:  

Bach - Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring, 

Bach - Sheep May Safely Graze         

Goodall - The Lord is My Shepherd 

(Vicar of Dibley theme tune)      

Schubert - Ave Maria

Entrance of Bride - Pachelbel's Canon

Entrance of Bride - Pachelbel's Canon

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“Thank you very much to you and your group

for playing and our wedding at Goodwood House

a fortnight ago.  The music was absolutely lovely

and had many compliments from our guests. It

really added a special touch to our day.” 


T and E Goodwood House 

                                                           "Thank you so much for the quartet and

                                                            wonderful playing at our wedding,

                                                            everyone said how fab you guys were"    




                                                                                                          C.B.    Bexhill

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