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Dodmoor House Northamptonshire Wedding

On Saturday 30th April we had the pleasure of playing for the wedding of Kathryn and Nic at one of the best wedding venues in the country  – Dodmoor House.

This amazing venue has just won the National Wedding Awards 2016 “Wedding Venue of the Year (Countryside)” Congratulations to each and every member of the team who work so hard to make sure all their couples have the wedding they dream of!

Dodmoor House

Dodmoor WIA picture 2016

Dodmoor House is an exclusive use venue in the heart of Northamptonshire. We are very proud to be their recommended professional string quartet. From the moment couples book Dodmoor as their wedding venue, they are treated to the most amazing service. All the team members are caring, friendly and professional and attention to detail is second to none. Nothing is ever too much trouble and everything is done with a smile!

This wedding has to be one of our favourites so far – we were booked to play for the Kathryn and Nic’s ceremony, drinks reception and also their wedding breakfast (afternoon tea!)

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Woburn Sculpture Gallery

This is the first in a series of blogs I am publishing to share the beautiful venues who recommend us as their professional string group.

One of our favourite venues who recommends us as their string quartet has to be Woburn Estate.

From the moment you enter the grounds there is always something gorgeous to look at. From the beautiful Rhododendrons, to the wandering majestic deer, to the Woburn Sculpture Gallery and to Woburn Abbey itself I always find myself smiling as I look around.

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Ariella String Quartet at Fanhams Hall Ware – String Quartet Hertfordshire


Our 2nd wedding of 2014 found us playing for the wedding ceremony and drinks reception of Sarah and James at Fanhams Hall Hotel in Ware. We haven’t played here for a couple of years so it was nice to be back! The sun was out and we had lovely blue skies! A beautiful day for our lovely couple!


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We arrived, as usual, an hour before our booking started and set up in the Long Gallery! What a fabulous room – full of character and history!

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Ariella Strings – Why we are the top UK String Quartet specialising in Weddings ~ String quartet Northamptonshire

Ariella Strings – often copied, never bettered!!

Guaranteed to make your ears smile!

Why book us?


Ariella Strings are the best string group in the UK who specialise in weddings. We are recognised by top venues, celebrities and entrepreneurs alike. We provide our clients with an elite and exclusive service, leading the way in the musical experience string quartets offer to couples who are getting married and to clients booking us for private functions.

We are the exclusive recommended string group for many 5 star venues who recognize our outstanding and unrivalled customer service from working with us over many years. We guarantee that you will enjoy exceptional customer service on your special day and in the months leading up to it! Why risk anything less than the very best? 


Whilst appreciating that a string group is a luxury, it is 100% guaranteed to leave all your guests with an overwhelming memory of your wedding and how unique it was.

We are a very honest and upfront business where we offer our best prices at the outset.  It is worth bearing in mind that the cheapest quote is not always the best.  A few pounds saved on the budget can be the difference between a satisfactory string quartet and a totally AMAZING musical experience. Continue reading

Ariella String Duo at Sopwell House! Another lovely Autumn Wedding ~ String Quartet Hertfordshire

On Saturday 2nd November we played at Sopwell House for Julia and Jazz. They booked the string duo to play for their wedding ceremony and drinks reception.

I am really starting to love these Autumn weddings – our couples are really thinking outside the box and we LOVE what they are doing with their venue styling!

We were met by a very excited Groom who pointed out the peacock feathers on the back of some of the chairs in the ceremony room. Jazz explained that they had included these peacock feathers as his family is from India. He also pointed out the pattern on the lining of his suit – Peacock feathers!! The Peacock is the National bird of India so it was very fitting!

Peacock feathers. The Peacock is the National bird of India

Peacock feathers. The Peacock is the National bird of India 

The ceremony was taking place in the Mountbatten Suite and we began playing for the guests assembling with some light classical music. The couple had asked for us to play music from the Four Seasons so that was part of the mix.

Julia and her Bridal party entered to Pachelbel’s Canon. The whole ceremony was classical music adding a lovely classy atmosphere. Julia’s sister gave a very moving reading/talk about how much the couple were loved by all who know them! It made a refreshing change from the usual wedding readings!

Unusually, the couple had a marriage blessing directly leading on from their civil wedding ceremony. We were joined by a vicar who performed this blessing followed by the couple exiting to La Rejouissiance, Handel!

We were very chuffed to be working with one of our talented wedding supplier colleagues, Lewis Duncan of Pho2U. Very lucky couple to have him as their photographer!


Lewis Duncan – Pho2U in action!!!

After the ceremony we moved rooms to the Patricia Alice Suite for the drinks reception and enjoyed a more relaxed repertoire of music including  1000 Years, Chasing Cars, Make you Feel my love, Viva La Vida and One day like this! 

As always I took lots of photos to share with you – absolutely stunning! The couple had put a lot of thought into their whole wedding! Congratulations Julia and Jazz – we wish you all the very best for your future life together!

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The wedding cake was by a friend of the couple – I loved the fresh flowers on the top!




One of the Bridesmaid’s bouquets!! Absolutely exquisite!!










The flowers and table centrepieces were designed by Wild Ivy of St Albans – really LOVED their work! It was lovely to bump into them before we started our booking – more often than not we don’t get to see who makes the venues look so stunning!!


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