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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!

The next photos are not really to do with the wedding either but I wanted to share!

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Here is information about Fanhams Hall taken from the hotel website:

“This country house wedding venue in Hertfordshire is simply stunning and can be traced back in time to the 1400s. Set in 27 acres of beautiful grounds, Fanhams Hall Hotel is a Grade II listed Jacobean manor house offering a rare balance of relaxed comfort, informal surroundings and impeccable personal service. With stunning original features, lakeside views, ornate fireplaces and tumbling waterfalls, Fanhams Hall is a luxury country house wedding venue for your truly special day.”

After exploring the Hotel and taking these snaps I went back up to the Long Gallery and grabbed some images for you.


The Long Gallery and Ceremony

The room was looking gorgeous, especially with the sun streaming in the windows! 2014-01-11 12.17.20


The Ceremony Music

The guests gathered in the ceremony room to some light classical music as requested by the Bride and Groom.

Entrance of the Bridal Party

“Make you feel my love” Adele

Signing of the register

“She” Elvis Costello

“Nobody does it better” Carly Simon

“Moon River” Mancini

Exit of the new Mr & Mrs 

“I’m Yours” Jason Mraz

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The Drinks Reception – in The Library!

Here is the Library set up for drinks….. 2014-01-11 12.24.22

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This is where we sat to play for the drinks reception! Quite cosy!!

The drinks reception had a lovely atmosphere! It’s lovely to hear such a lot of laughing and chatting! (also singing along!!) There were about 90 guests and the room was quite small, hence the high noise levels!

The Bride and Groom had asked for lots of upbeat music to include: Beatles, Crazy little thing called love, Bohemian Rhapsody, You’re my first, my last, my everything and Nobody does it better! Even over the noise the guests could hear us and there was lots of singing! We just love when the guests recognise what we play and sing along!


The Wedding Stationery!

We were really chuffed to find one of our wedding supplier colleagues work at this wedding! Kathryn Deeley is a fabulous wedding supplier and is much sought after for all things wedding stationery!  2014-01-11 15.57.03 2014-01-11 15.59.32

The timings couldn’t have worked out better……….the guests were shown through to the wedding breakfast just as our booking ended! 

On the way out I couldn’t resist grabbing a photo of the Cheese Cake………..!

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Hope you enjoyed our pictures! If you would like to hear us live and meet us please do keep an eye on our “Events” page. 

That’s all for now! See you next time!

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Ariella x


Award winning string groups specialising in creating the perfect musical scenery for weddings

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