Contemporary Music for your Wedding or special event
Pop music, classical music, or both: you decide!
The Illuminate String Quartet
PERFECT FOR YOU: If you want to lend an upscale-yet-fun vibe to your wedding, rehearsal dinner, or event with modern pop songs played on classic string instruments.
The Illuminate String Quartet is Long Island’s premier modern string quartet. Comprised of two violinists, one violist, one cellist, and percussion we play current Top 40 songs, fun hits from the 80’s and 90’s, and classic oldies. We can also mix in more traditional classical music upon request - you can walk down the aisle to Pachelbel’s Canon and back up it as newlyweds to Pharrell’s “Happy!” Guests love the fun mood our music sets as they are seated in anticipation of the ceremony, or enjoying the cocktail hour.
Most of our wedding clients hire us to play both the ceremony and cocktail hour. We’re now offering the option to add a percussionist to your cocktail hour - this really ups the energy during cocktail hour and builds up the excitement for your reception! For smaller, more intimate weddings, the Illuminate String Quartet can play throughout the evening. For private parties or corporate events, the Illuminate String Quartet can play for the cocktail hour or the entire event.
CEREMONY ONLY: starting at $1,250 which includes: 30 minutes of prelude music, all processionals (family, wedding party, bride/groom), a 20-30 minute venue ceremony, a music piece in the middle of the ceremony, a recessional and a postlude piece.
CEREMONY & COCKTAIL HOUR: starting at $1,700 which includes: All of the above, as well as music throughout your 60 minute cocktail hour.
CEREMONY MUSIC FOR A FULL MASS/CEREMONY OUTSIDE THE VENUE (60-90 minute ceremony): $300 for additional 30 minutes, $600 for additional 60 minutes
MUSIC ARRANGEMENT: If your favorite song isn’t on our repertoire list, we can arrange it for you for a fee of $100/song. We need 2-3 months notice to arrange it and rehearse it before your event. See our popular repertoire list.
COCKTAIL HOUR PERCUSSION ACCOMPANIMENT: Add a fun, energetic vibe to your cocktail hour, and get your guests in the mood to party at your reception with a percussion accompanist to the Illuminate String Quartet. This is a fee of $250/hour.
PA SYSTEM: If you'd like us to bring our PA system, there is a charge of $250.00.
TRAVEL CHARGES: Any event outside of a 50 mile radius of Kings Park, NY will be subject to a fee of 56 cents per mile, plus any toll or ferry fees.
Classical String Ensembles
CLASSICAL SOLOIST: Have a professional violinist, violist or cellist perform for your wedding ceremony and/or cocktail hour. Classical Soloists perform classical music only. INVESTMENT: Starting at $525.00 for a 20-30 minute venue ceremony. $50 for additional 30 minutes, $100 for additional 60 minutes. For other events, request a custom quote!
CLASSICAL DUET: Have professional musicians perform for your wedding ceremony and/or cocktail hour. Options are: 2 Violins, Violin & Viola or Violin & Cello. The Classical Duet performs classical music only. See our duet repertoire list. INVESTMENT: Starting at $700.00 for 20-30 minute venue ceremony. $150.00 for an additional 30 minutes $300.00 for an additional 60 minutes. For other events, request a custom quote!
CLASSICAL QUARTET: Have a professional string quartet perform for your wedding ceremony and/or cocktail hour. This ensemble is comprised of 2 violins, one viola and one cello. Classical music only. Click Here to see our classical quartet repertoire list. INVESTMENT: Starting at $1,050 for 20-30 minute venue ceremony. $300.00 for an additional 30 minutes, $600.00 for extra 60 minutes. Add a trumpet player for an additional $300.00. For other events, request a custom quote!