Fairmount Strings

Weddings

Fairmount Strings have been providing elegant and festive music for wedding ceremonies and receptions for 30 years. Our unparalleled quality, experience, and professionalism has earned us the privilege of playing at the weddings of musicians from the The Philadelphia Orchestra, Saturday Night Live band, Boyz II Men, multiple Grammy winners — and countless music lovers, like you.

With all our experience comes an unrivaled commitment to working well with others. First and foremost, we focus on you. Our principal member guides you through the process, providing as much or as little direction as you need. Our musicians collaborate seamlessly with officiants, wedding planners, organists and vocalists to ensure that your day is perfect. Want a friend or family member to sing at your wedding? Our musicians will put them at ease, so that they can perform their very best for you.

The range of our musicians provides you with the customization and flexibility that you expect. A string quartet — two violins, one viola, and cello — offers a large and versatile repertoire. The rich sound and diversity of selection makes this group our most popular choice. For weddings in a more intimate setting, a string trio can be the perfect fit for those couples focused on the classics. A duo, such as flute and harp or violin and guitar provide even another layer of flexibility in a space that is equipped for amplification. On the other end of the spectrum, a full orchestra provides a lush sound that is not easily forgotten. Whatever your needs, our ultimate goal is to ensure that your day is everything you’ve dreamed of, and more.

Listen to a sample of our music

1 L’estro armonico, Op. 3, #11 - Vivaldi
2 Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring - J.S. Bach
3 Concerto in d minor for two violins, Largo ma non tanto - J.S. Bach
4 Allegro from “The Four Seasons, Spring” - Vivaldi
5 All I Want Is You - Bono/The Edge/U2
6 Moondance - Van Morrison

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FAQs

Do you take requests?

We are happy to accommodate your requests! Often they become favorites of our current repertoire. Contact us so that we can work through acquiring or arranging your special song. In some cases, additional fees may apply.

What is your policy on playing outdoors?

Due to the delicate nature of our instruments, if an engagement is to be outdoors, the area we are in must be dry and well shaded, with temperature between 65 and 85 F. Please be sure to take the proper precautions for outdoor services, as we will not subject our valuable instruments to conditions that will damage them.

What is your dress code?

Ladies wear concert black and men wear either tuxedos or suit and tie, as the occasion dictates.

Do the musicians take breaks?

  • One hour engagement -- no break
  • Two hour engagement -- One 15 minute break
  • Three hour engagement -- Two 15 minute breaks
  • Four hour engagement -- Three 20 minute breaks

Please note that breaks will not be taken during wedding ceremonies or religious services.

What are your rates?

Please go to our rates page for up-to-date pricing and deposit information.

Are you insured?

Fairmount Strings carries a liability insurance policy. We can provide your venue with a certificate of insurance, if needed. If the venue must be listed as an additional insured on our policy, there is a $50 charge.