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All the hits from 1645 to Today 

Ariana Strings features classically-trained, professional musicians who perform for 70 weddings per year. It is our honor to bring the highest level of musicianship to your wedding day. Our versatile ensembles perform music from all your favorite genres: Classical, pop, rock, soul, jazz, Disney, classic rock, and today's top 100. 

Award-winning musicians who specialize in weddings

 

We love what we do and are so glad our couples love us too! We are in the Knot Best of Weddings Hall of Fame as we have won the Knot's Best of Wedding Award 7x ( 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2015, and 2014. We have also won WeddingWire's Couples Choice Award in 2022, 2021,  2020, 2019, 2018, and 2016 as well as The Best of Hartford Reader's Poll 2020-2022.

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Dear  Wedding Planner Extraordinaire,

Thank you for thinking of us to perform for your couple's wedding day! We value you so much and know how important it is to find the perfect vendor team. 

 

We have an incredible variety of ensembles and performance options that will add a unique touch to your wedding. I'll guide you and answer all your questions and connect with your vendors to ensure that your wedding music is absolutely perfect. 

Here are our starting rates for 2022 events in Central  Connecticut. Our players are located all over the state (with a few players available in Rhode Island and Massachusetts), so please note that these rates do not include travel outside of Hartford County and New Haven County. We have a minimum booking of 2 hours for peak dates in 2023. We will open up remaining peak dates for 1-hour bookings in February 2023.

 

I love connecting with people and want to make you and your couple's experience fun and easy. If you have any questions or would like a recommendation, please reach out and I'll be happy to help you.

 

Happy wedding planning! 

Ariana

String Orchestra

Looking for something grand that will wow your guests? Check out our string orchestra! Customizable with 5-14 performers. The orchestra has a rich texture and projects beautifully in both outdoor and indoor settings. 

 

Music Genres: 

Top 100/Bridgerton Style, Classic Rock, Romantic wedding pop, Soul/Funk, R&B, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, 2000s, 2010s, Disco, Motown, Pop/punk rock, Soft rock/Folk pop , Disney, TV/Movies, Broadway, Jazz/Standards, Classical/Traditional Wedding , Waltzes, Tangos, Polkas, Symphony, Opera, Baroque, Romantic, Royal Wedding, Ballet, Christmas/Holiday

 

Number of songs in library: ~350

 

Event Types: Available for cocktail hours & receptions. 

 

Package includes: 
- Music planning directly with Ariana via e-mail, phone, and/or Zoom

-Custom set list, complimentary
- Coordination with wedding vendors 
- Wedding day rehearsal (private, on site). Additional fee applies if off-site or different day rehearsal required. 
- 75 minute cocktail hour performance

 

9 performers, 2-Hour Event with on-site rehearsal. Starting at $4650

8 performers, Cocktail hour starting at $3000

8 performers, 2-Hour Event starting at $3800

 

Options available: Add on a jazz singer, amplification (great for large spaces), sound system for speeches & presentations

String Quartet
**MOST POPULAR**

A 4-piece ensemble, comprised of 2 violins, viola, & cello

The fullest sound of all, the quartet is our most popular and versatile group as it has an incredible choice of music. The quartet has a rich texture and projects beautifully in both outdoor and indoor settings. This group plays 4 even parts (melody, harmony, rhythm and beat), so this is, traditionally, the most balanced sound of the acoustic ensembles. 

Music Genres: 

Top 100/Bridgerton Style, Classic Rock, Romantic wedding pop, Soul/Funk, R&B, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, 2000s, 2010s, Disco, Motown, Pop/punk rock, Soft rock/Folk pop , Disney, TV/Movies, Broadway, Jazz/Standards, Classical/Traditional Wedding , Waltzes, Tangos, Polkas, Symphony, Opera, Baroque, Romantic, Royal Wedding, Ballet, Christmas/Holiday

 

Number of Songs in Library: 410

Most Popular Package (Ceremony & Cocktail Hour) includes: 

- Music planning with Ariana, special guides and personalized help to make everything easy for you!
- Coordination with ceremony vendors to ensure your music is perfect
-Wedding day performance (2.25 hours)
       30 minutes of prelude music to welcome and entertain your guests 
       Processional music 
       Music for all your special moments (unity candle, communion, etc.)
       Recessional music 
       Postlude music
       Cocktail hour - Planning is fun and simple! We have 5 tried and true set lists or you can  customize. Check them out below.

-We are fully licensed and insured. If your venue requires we sign a specific liability waiver, has vendor policies that we are required to sign, or requires that they be added to our insurance, please notify Ariana prior to booking.

Select from our 5 crowd favorite set lists for a unique atmosphere that reflects your wedding day style and vision or create a custom set list where you hand pick all the songs. 

Bridgerton Modern Party Mix: 1980's through Today's Top 100, leaning more toward the 2000's (Examples: Beyonce's Halo, Justin Timberlake Can't Stop the Feeling, Sia Cheap Thrills, Billy Joel Piano Man. 

I Love Rock N Roll: 1960s through 1980s, including favorites by The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Guns n Roses, Queen, Journey, and more 

All You Need is Love: All Love All the Time, including favorites like John Legend's All of Me, Jason Mraz's I'm Yours, Can You Feel the Love Tonight, Ed Sheeran Perfect, La Vie En Rose, What a Wonderful World, The Power of Love, and more. 

Classical Elegance: All the hits from 1645 to 1880, including Mozarts "A Little Night Music", Handel's Water Music, Vivaldi's Four Seasons, and more. 

Light Pop Mix: Favorite tunes from 1940s through today, including "I Just Called to Say I Love You", "Wouldn't it Be Nice", "Chapel of Love", "Thinking Out Loud", and more. 

Ceremony & Cocktail Hour $2450

Ceremony only (short , ~1 hour) $1900

Extended ceremony (long, full mass, ~1.75 hours) $2200

Cocktail Hour only $1800

Ceremony,  Cocktail Hour,  First dances, & Dinner $3450

Amplification $400

Options available: Add on a singer, amplification (great for large spaces and sprawling outdoor venues)

String Trio 

A 3-piece ensemble comprised of either 2 violins + cello (*Most popular*); violin, viola + cello; or flute, violin, + cello

The trio is small, but mighty! This popular ensemble has a lighter sound, compared to the quartet, but our custom song arrangements make our trio's sound incredibly full. The first violinist carries the melody and accompanied in close harmony by the second violinist, while the cello carries the rhythm. 

Music Genres: 

Top 100/Bridgerton Style, Classic Rock, Romantic wedding pop, Soul/Funk, R&B, 50s, 60s, 80s, Motown, Soft rock/Folk pop , Disney, TV/Movies, Broadway, Jazz/Standards, Classical/Traditional Wedding , Waltzes, Baroque, Romantic, Royal Wedding

Number of Songs in Library: 264
 

Most Popular Package (Ceremony & Cocktail Hour) includes: 
- Music planning with Ariana, special guides and personalized help to make everything easy for you!
- Coordination with ceremony vendors to ensure your music is perfect
-Wedding day performance (2.25 hours)
       30 minutes of prelude music to welcome and entertain your guests 
       Processional music 
       Music for all your special moments (unity candle, communion, etc.)
       Recessional music 
       Postlude music
       Cocktail hour - Planning is fun and simple! We have 3 tried and true set lists or you can customize. Check them out below.

-We are fully licensed and insured. If your venue requires a specific liability waiver, has set vendor policies that we are required to sign, or requires that they be added to our insurance, please notify Ariana prior to booking.

Select from our 3 crowd favorite set lists for a unique atmosphere that reflects your wedding day style and vision or create a custom set list where you hand pick all the songs. 

Party Mix: Upbeat and fun music across all genres, including The Beach Boys - Wouldn't it Be Nice, Ben E. King - Stand By Me, The Beatles - I Want to Hold Your Hand, Bruno Mars -Marry You, Journey - Don't Stop Believing, and more. 

Romance Mix: All love songs, including favorites like John Legend - All of Me, Jason Mraz - I'm Yours, Etta James - At Last, Stevie Wonder - Signed, Sealed, Delivered, and more.

Classical Mix: All the hits from 1645 to 1880, including Mozarts "A Little Night Music", Handel's Water Music, Vivaldi's Four Seasons, and more. 

Ceremony and cocktail hour: $2100

Ceremony only: $1800

Cocktail hour only: $1700

Ceremony, cocktail hour, and dinner (up to 4.5 hours' coverage): $2900

Options available: Amplification (great for large spaces),  add on a singer

Amplification: $400

Violin  & Guitar Duet

With the violinist playing the melody and guitar accompanying, this simple, yet full and elegant sound is always delightful. Amplification included, complimentary.

Best for: Any size ceremony and cocktail hours with up to 200 guests 

Music Genres: 

Top 100, Classic Rock, Romantic wedding pop, Soul/Funk, R&B, 50s, 60s, 70s, Soft rock/Folk pop , Disney, Broadway, Jazz/Standards, Classical/Traditional Wedding, Baroque, Romantic

 

Number of Songs in Library: 200+

Most Popular Package (Ceremony & Cocktail Hour) includes: 

- Music planning with Ariana, special guides and personalized help to make everything easy for you!
- Coordination with ceremony vendors to ensure your music is perfect
-Wedding day performance 
       30 minutes of prelude music to welcome and entertain your guests 
       Processional music 
       Music for all your special moments (unity candle, communion, etc.)
       Recessional music 
       Postlude music
       Cocktail hour - Planning is fun and simple! We have 5 tried and true set lists or you can customize. Check them out below.

-We are fully licensed and insured. If your venue requires a specific liability waiver, has set vendor policies that we are required to sign, or requires that they be added to our insurance, please notify Ariana prior to booking.

Ceremony and cocktail hour: $1800

Ceremony only (short): $1550

Cocktail hour only: $1500

Ceremony, cocktail hour, and dinner (up to 1.5 hours): $2200

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String Duet

With one player playing the melody and the other accompanying, this simple, yet elegant sound is always delightful. 

Best for: Any size ceremony and cocktail hours with up to 50 guests. Have up to 150 guests? Add on amplification for just $250!

 

Ensemble Options: 

Violin & Piano (Please note: If there is no piano on site, a keyboard and amplification equipment fee will be added.)

Violin & Violin

Violin & Cello* (Most popular)

Violin & Flute


Music: A nice selection of classical music and opera favorites and the most requested popular wedding songs from pop, Broadway, Disney, classic rock, and Top 100. 

 

Songs available: 75 - 100 (See each ensemble's page on our website) 
 

Most Popular Package (Ceremony & Cocktail Hour) includes: 
- Music planning with Ariana, special guides and personalized help to make everything easy for you!
- Coordination with ceremony vendors to ensure your music is perfect
-Wedding day performance   
       30 minutes of prelude music to welcome and entertain your guests 
       Processional music 
       Music for all your special moments (unity candle, communion, etc.)
       Recessional music 
       Postlude music
       Cocktail hour - Planning is fun and simple! Select an all classical cocktail hour, all pop, or have a mix of the two.

-We are fully licensed and insured. If your venue requires a specific liability waiver, has set vendor policies that we are required to sign, or requires that they be added to our insurance, please notify Ariana prior to booking.

Ceremony and cocktail hour: $1650

Ceremony only (short): $1450

Cocktail hour only: $1400

Amplification: $250

Soloist

A soloist is a perfect addition to perform beautiful melodies at your ceremony. 

Choose from:
-Violin
-Guitar (available to add on cocktail hour, inquire for quote)
-Cello

Music: The most popular classical music wedding favorites and wedding songs from pop, Broadway, and Disney.

 

Songs available: 20-60 (See each ensemble's page for details.) 

Ceremony Package includes: 

- Music planning with Ariana, special guides and personalized help to make everything easy for you!
- Coordination with ceremony vendors to ensure your music is perfect
-Wedding day performance (1  hour)
       15 minutes of prelude music to welcome and entertain your guests 
       Processional music 
       Music for all your special moments (unity candle, communion, etc.)
       Recessional music 
       Postlude music

-We are fully licensed and insured. If your venue requires a specific liability waiver, has set vendor policies that we are required to sign, or requires that they be added to our insurance, please notify Ariana prior to booking.

- Electric amplification available for violin and guitar soloists, complimentary (subject to availability). 

Ceremony only  $1350

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Our couples love us and we love them too! 

"Ariana is amazing and I'd recommend her in a heartbeat." 

"I am so grateful to have found Ariana! Ariana and her fellow musicians were just fantastic. Ariana was so helpful in figuring out how many musicians made sense for our wedding and her tips on how to choose the ceremony music were so helpful. My fiancé and I were pretty overwhelmed by the choices and which ones would create the right feeling, but her tips really guided us and helped us feel confident. On the day of, I received so many compliments from our guests (several were professionals themselves!) Ariana and her team really timed everything perfectly and helped create just the ambiance we were hoping for. The other bonus was that Ariana had played at our venue (Barns at Wesleyan Hills) before so I had no worries about any coordination the day of. Thank you so much, Ariana! My only regret is not having her stay during the cocktail hour!"

- Sarah, bride

Ready to have an incredible wedding with amazing music? Click below to email me directly. Make sure to include which package and add-ons you'd like. Not sure? Let me know and I'll be happy to help you!