The Ardeton String Quartet in Bristol

Established - 2001

Bristol String Quartet - The Ardeton String QuartetBack in 2001 we formed a string quartet to provide 1st class entertainment and an ever-eclectic repertoire for weddings, events, and special ocassions. Since then we've been chosen by nearly 1000 clients and we still love what we do. In that time the music we play has changed, but our professionalism, musicality and friendliness remains the same. Whether you've always dreamed of walking down the aisle to Pachelbel or Coldplay, we'll provide the perfect musical accompaniment. We have an unrivalled repertoire of more than 12 hours of music, with everything from Chopin to Sinatra, Muse to Mozart. We're constantly adding more music, so even if you find something missing from our list you think should be there, it's probably not far from being added. As exceptional string players, we enjoy what we do, and your guests will too.

As one of the South West's most sought-after music groups, we have built an enviable reputation with clients and venues alike for our high standards of performance and enthusiasm - we're the recommended suppliers of many venues in Bristol, Bath, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Somerset, the Cotswold and the South West. When you book the Ardeton Quartet, we'll talk you through your musical options for the day, help you to plan what we'll play during the various parts of the day, and answer any questions you might have. We have a wide experience of almost every kind of wedding venue, ceremony or event, so you can relax on the day in the confidence we'll take care of everything musical for you.

Why people choose The Ardeton String Quartet

If we haven't already convinced you yet, here are some more reasons!


We are an established quartet with experience of playing at over 1000 events. As well as performing for events we work as a session quartet and play for concert societies and festivals across the UK.

We're also professional in our communication. From the moment you first contact us, we will guide you through the process of arranging the perfect music for your event, from enquiry through to contract issue, and choosing the set list.


Unlike many other groups, there is no hourly rate at weddings. The quartet works on a package system, so if everything doesn't quite run to time on the day, you can be happy in the knowledge that we will keep playing and entertaining your guests.

We also offer all wedding clients a free 'music consultation', either by phone or in person. We can help you pick music for your ceremony, talk through the timings for the ceremony, and any other aspects of the day to make sure everything runs smoothly and to plan.

Our Music

We have one of the largest and varied collections of repertoire in the country, and over 12 hours of music. What's more, we are always adding to it. If you want something unique or special which isn't on there, we are always happy to arrange the music for a small fee.

We also offer a 'jukebox' option for wedding meals and special ocassions - each table has a card with a selection of our repertoire printed on it, and either as individuals or as a table, people can request or dedicate songs, then sit back and wait for us to play them.

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Our Packages

Pricing structure for weddings or events

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Our Other Services

Corporate Events, Sessions, Recitals
Corporate Events

We have experience performing for all kinds of corporate events - from awards ceremonies to product launches, drinks receptions to a 10k charity run. We've appeared on BBC, ITV and Sky, and our clients include the NHS, LloydsTSB, Marks & Spencer and many other UK and international brands. Whether you want background music or a feature-concert, we will help you provide the best musical entertainment to represent your company and entertain your guests.

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Session Strings

In the studio is where the creative force of the ensemble comes to the fore. Have string parts written already? Great - let us know what sound you have in mind and we'll deliver it quickly and consistently. Have no idea where to begin with notating what you want? No problem - send us a demo track and we'll send you some suggestions back. We can even record the string parts in our own studio set-up and send them as Aiff files.

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Concerts / Recitals

In 2002 we founded our sister group, The Ardeton Ensemble. We have performed at many major UK festivals and for music societies as well as a successful tour to Norway. We present lively and engaging concerts of popular repertoire alongside lesser-known works with many repeat bookings.

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