Price Band: ££ - £££
Features & Services
String Quartet and String Trio options
Clear pricing structure on website
Prompt, friendly and easy communication
One player is your contact throughout
Special musical arrangements on request
Regular special offers
Experienced, calm and flexible
About Marilla String Quartet and Trio
Based in Oxfordshire, Marilla Strings was established in 1993. We offer a String Quartet and a String Trio. We will create the perfect atmosphere for your wedding with our wide range of styles and extensive repertoire.
We have been established for over 25 years and offer both String Quartet and String Trio options.
Experienced and versatile, we view every event as unique and take a real pleasure in preparing a programme of music that is just right for you. We are always happy to advise on music choices, timings and details that will help your day to run as smoothly as possible.
We have played for numerous different events and occasions, including weddings, parties, thanksgivings and company events. These have been in many and varied types of venues, mainly in Oxfordshire and surrounding counties.
Over the years we have built extensive repertoires for each of the Quartet and Trio to suit their different sound qualities; have a listen to the clips on our website. Your choice may depend on the size of your venue, the number of guests or the size of your budget.
We love what we do and are often complimented on our professional and calm approach, with careful attention to detail. “Thank you for your wonderful performance and for being so patient and helpful in the run-up to our wedding. We really couldn’t have asked for anything more.”
If you have a favourite piece of music which has a special meaning to you or your guests, we can usually find, arrange and perform this for you. We are frequently told that hearing a particular piece has made a lovely day more personal and memorable.
Do have a look at our reviews and watch out for our regular special offers too!
Absolutely amazing, these lovely ladies played at our daughters wedding and I can honestly say they made the wedding ceremony. It added an atmosphere like no other. The music was beautiful. And nothing was too much for them to make the day perfect. The ladies were professional and warm and friendly. And communication before was reassuring and great. It was an honour to have them there. Thank you! X
What a day and what an incredible string quartet. All of our guests commented on how great they were. Thank you again for playing at our special day, when we eventually got there. Aaron
The Marilla string quartet really made our day. We were in two minds if we needed live music, and we both are very glad we did. The quartet Repertoire was perfect for the occasion. In addition the quartet were always extremely professional, friendly and very flexible. Overall - fantastic!
We had the Mariella String Quartet play at our wedding .. playing a couple of pieces not played before and arranged this without hesitation. A beautiful touch to hear them play whilst our guests mingled and my elderly father sat throughout, enjoying their lovely harmonies - definitely recommend these lovely ladies
We booked the trio for our wedding on 1st June 2019. What can I say... they were amazing. They were professional from start to finish and managed to accommodate a song that my husband and I chose for our special day. We would definitely recommend booking the Marilla string trio and quartet!!! Our wedding guests thought the peices of music they played were beautiful and they really made our day special. Thank you so much ladies!
Beautiful, emotional , fun music for our Wedding. Marilla string were competitive with price, excellent communication and service and we loved the trio string! thank you.
Marilla String Quartet played for us and our guests during our wedding ceremony. We thought they would be great and add an extra special touch, but Marisa, Diane, Jacqui and Chris were even better than we imagined, absolutely magical! They helped to make the day even more joyful and uplifting with their musical talents and we wholeheartedly recommend them. Thank you Marilla!
Lisé & Luca
Marilla String Quartet, were very helpful with the organisation of the church, we had a choir to fit in as wall and they were flexible with where they sat but the main thing was the music the guests really enjoyed it and it was so special to walk down the aisle with their music echoing around the church. Thank you for your contribution to our special day
Marilla Strings quartet played at our wedding for 2 hours. They were fabulous and a great hit, they received many compliments from all of the guests. They even wrote us a piece of music that we wanted especially for our wedding. It was everything we wanted.
SB & AB
We were overjoyed to have Chris, Marisa and Jacqui play at our wedding ceremony in Oxfordshire in June 2017 and afterwards at the drinks reception. They were extremely professional, ever friendly and of course musical to the highest standard. We have especially fond memories of our day, in no small part due to Marilla String Trio playing a Thousand Years as the processional and Nkosi sikelel’ iafrika - arranged by them - while we signed the register. We do not hesitate to recommend them most warmly to you. Thank you Marilla!
Jonathan and Natalie
Marilla String Trio played at our wedding ceremony and drinks reception. They were absolutely amazing and really topped off such a perfect day. Every song they played was beautiful and it really added to the atmosphere on the day. We wanted a particular piece of music to be played during the ceremony and they were happy to learn the piece for us which gave a more personal touch. On the day of the wedding they were very professional and set themselves up with no fuss. As a bride this was great as it was one less thing to worry about. A very massive thank you to Marilla Strings for playing at our wedding, every song was so beautiful and brought tears to a lot of eyes. I am so happy that I chose Marilla Strings and I highly recommend them to any bride looking for a string trio/quartet.
We chose Marilla string quartet for our daughters wedding at Eynsham Halll. My daughter wanted a particular piece of music to walk down the aisle. This was no problem & it was played beautifully much to her delight. The quartet were professional & we did not have to worry about anything. Everyone enjoyed the music & it was a beautiful touch to a perfect day. Would highly recommend....Thankyou so much ladies x
We only had a few weeks to plan our wedding. Vivek and I were searching frantically for days to find a string quartet and as soon as I went to Marilla String Quartet’s website, I knew they were the one to go with. Picked up the phone and I was immediately put to ease - very professional, dependable and helpful; perfect customer service. We knew we could count on Marilla String Quartet. When it came down to the wedding day, it was beyond special - guests were complimenting them and the music they played was divine. Thank you very much for everything! 100% recommend
Riham & Vivek
Many thanks to Marilla String Trio for making our big day perfect. It was a late booking but Chris helped us throughout from availability to the recommendation and choice of music. All went smoothly. The music was just gorgeous, with special thanks to the playing of traditional Chinese music, really lifting the wedding/festive atmosphere. We would definitely recommend Marilla for a wedding or special occasion.
Terry and Vivienne
Marilla String Quartet played at our wedding at St John Vianney Church in Wantage.They played so beautifully for us,it was such a special touch to have them there.I can't recommend them enough,just amazing. Thank you again Marilla String Quartet x
Sarah and Sam Jones
Marilla Trio was like to icing on the cake for our wedding. they made our special day simply perfect.
David & Kelly Barnes
Marilla String Quartet was an excellent addition to our day. The music was just what we were hoping for and is something we'll remember. They played all our requested songs and the one they learned especially for us was great. We also appreciated the straightforward communication prior to the day. Highly recommended.
Neil and Hayley Lancefield
Thank you so much to Marilla Strings for making our wedding day so wonderful! The whole process from booking to music selection to the playing on the day was fantastic. Jacqui really helped us to plan our ceremony pieces perfectly and we were totally confident in them playing a variety of different pieces for our drinks reception. Our guests thought the strings were a lovely touch to the day and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend them for a wedding or special occasion. Thanks again - Mr & Mrs Harris
Mr & Mrs Harris
My wife and I used Jacqui and her colleagues at Marilla String Quartet for our wedding on 7th June and were not disappointed. They arrived on time, set up with no fuss, and got on with entertaining our guests. Even when the start of our ceremony was slightly delayed they continued to play appropriate music and filled until my wife arrived. They were always courteous when speaking over email and had a good back catalogue to choose from. I would recommend using Marilla at your wedding.
Thanks so much to the Marilla String Quartet for providing fantastic music for our wedding. Many of our guests commented on how great they were and we couldn't have asked for better! When we first approached the group, Chris was really helpful and professional in choosing our music for the ceremony and the drinks reception afterwards. We asked the group to compose a song that was not on their playlist and they did so brilliantly. Keeping in touch over email was easy and Chris responded quickly to any queries or changes we wanted to make. I would highly recommend Marilla String Quartet for your wedding!
Thank you for all your hard work that helped make our wedding such an amazing day. From start to finish you were a pleasure to work with - very professional great service. Thank you for learning new pieces just for us. Your performance at the arrivals and in the service was fantastic and created a lovely atmosphere. We would recommend you to anyone wanting a flawless performance and great value for money. Thanks again.
Being the 'mother of the bride' and my daughter's designated 'wedding planner'I was charged with finding a string quartet which would make her dreams come true. The Marilla String Quartet did just that. They set the scene for what turned out to be the most wonderful wedding. All the guests commented on how beautifully they played. For my part, Marisa was the calmest and most professional person I came in contact with over the 18 months it took to organise the 'Big Day' As far as Marisa was concerned everything was 'do-able' and no trouble at all. I cannot overstate the poignancy and emotions the quartet instigated in the bride and Groom and all the guests. I would recommend them to everyone.
Thank you for playing at our wedding a couple of weeks ago - you were wonderful and so many of the guests commented on how fantastic the music was. Thank you for helping make our big day so special
Marilla String Quartet were extremely easy to work with in the lead up to our wedding and with all thneother arrangements to make it was a pleasure to work with such a friendly and professional group. Their repertoire is extensive and they were extremely helpful in the music selection. As an added bonus, they even asked what the colour scheme was so that they could coordinate accordingly which we thought was extremely considerate and thoughtful. On the day we had many compliments on the quartet and they played beautifully for us. The 4 ladies were so friendly and they really put the icing on the cake in making our day so special. We would highly recommend them for any occasion.
Sally & Alan
I just had a perfect wedding and a large part of the success came from the beautiful music played by Marilla String Trio! I can't recommend them highly enough either! Marisa was so kind and professional. It was such a pleasant experience from the first day I contacted her to discuss the music to be played at my wedding until we heard the last note of the music at my wedding. Marisa gave us great suggestions and arranged the procedure just as what we requested. And, their music came out so beautiful and it perfectly fitted into my wedding ceremony and the dinner afterwards. It was truly wonderful and all our guests were asking where I found Marisa's trio! I was obviously lucky to have found them. What was most amazing was that Marisa and her group practiced two pieces of Chinese music as I requested and magically played the music, which are usually played with traditional Chinese musical instruments, with violin and cello! I was so happy and grateful to hear the Chinese pieces at my wedding. If you are looking for a music group to play beautiful and elegant music for your event, Marilla is THE best!
Yan & Duncan
We were extremly impressed with Marilla, they were everything we had hoped for and more for our wedding day. In the lead up to the wedding the communication and advice was excellent.They helped me decide on the style of music I wanted and which piece suited particular parts of the day. I asked for a special piece of piano music to be re written for strings which for a small price they did and made a beautiful present for my dad...They were also happy to include any particular pieces of music I wanted to include.Thakfully the weather held out and Marilla played outside during our drinks reception and through the wedding breakfast creating a relaxed and happy atmposphere ( I certainly caught myself humming along to some of the movie theme tunes at one point!)We have had so many compliments about the day and so many people commented on the music and how beautiful it was. Thank you so much for making our wedding day so special.
Sarah and Darren Meaden
Booked at extremely short notice, yet we really couldn't have asked for anything more from Marilla. Friendly and professional, they provided a wonderful backdrop to our wedding breakfast without being in any way obtrusive, and we had many comments about how great they were from guests, and also from members of staff at our venue! We were able to make requests in advance, and all were played brilliantly. No fuss, no trouble, just great music and friendly faces - a definite thumbs up from my new husband and I - thank you!
The Marilla String Quartet were a wonderful addition to our wedding day. From start to finish their communication, performance and professionalism were second to none. I asked for a variety of music to be played during our arrival drinks and at the start of dinner, and we were not disappointed by what was played. I would highly recommend this string quartet; an excellent group.
All our guests commented on how wonderful the quartet was. We were very specific about the requests that we wanted - what kind of music we wanted played when, the order ... we just wanted it the way we wanted it! The quartet were very patient with us in the run up to the wedding - giving lots of assurances and never once making us feel like control freaks! On the day, the music set the mood and tone throughout - and we were thrilled to bits. Professional at all times - I can't recommend them highly enough.
Pamela and Ian
The Marilla String Quartet provided wonderful music, which really set the atmosphere at our champagne reception and wedding breakfast. They were very helpful in establishing a playlist and even offered to match our wedding colours! All our guests commented on how fantastic the music was, everybody was suitably impressed! I would certainly recommend them.
The Marilla String Quartet provided the perfect music for our wedding. They were incredibly flexible and easy to work with. We had music from them in the church before, during and after the ceremony and hearing Pachelbel's Canon start up for my father and I to walk in to just made my heart soar, and I shall always remember hearing Ave Maria as we signed the register and looked at all our guests. They also provided music for the drinks reception at Norhtmoor Farm and created a wonderful atmosphere. We have since had many comments from guests praising the string quartet and if ever I had another party I would ask them to play again. I highly recommend them and would give them more than 5 stars if I could.
The Marilla String Quartet were absolutely amazing and we would highly recommend them to anyone looking to add elegance and class to their wedding. They played throughout the day including the ceremony and wedding breakfast. We had specific music in mind for our ceremony and they were happy to locate and adapt the arrangements for strings. They're playing created a beautiful atmosphere and they were instrumental in making our special day even more so.
Emily & Gareth Latraille
The Marilla String Quartet were absolutely professional, helpful and friendly throughout the entire booking and scheduling process. Their website, which was how we found them, was incredibly helpful, including several .mp3 clips of pieces they had played. When I arrived at the chapel to hear them playing through the prelude music we had agreed upon, I knew that I had got well beyond the value of every pence I paid! We kept contact via one member of the group during all the planning, and she was able to offer friendly and competent (and easy to understand!) advice about all the music they could play while absolutely respecting my own preferences about which piece we would use. The group was wonderfully flexible to my requests for the music and has clearly been in the wedding business long enough to know how to deal with control-freak brides! :-) All of our guests were enchanted with Marilla and their lovely music. They created the perfect atmosphere for our special day, and I especially love that they were able to play for me the lesser known pieces I requested as well - the arrangements were perfect. I can wholeheartedly endorse the Marilla String Quartet for anyone looking to add that little extra something to their wedding or reception. Speaking as a fellow musician, they're delightfully professional, very reasonably priced, and the calibre of their musicianship is the absolute highest. They earned every one of my five stars!
We were delighted with the quartet. We really enjoyed selecting tunes from the play list and were impressed by the extensive and varied repertoire. The musicians were friendly, good humored and professional and it was easy to stay in contact via email to discuss our requirements. The quartet really enhanced out wedding celebration by creating a charming and relaxed atmosphere. We had many comments from our guests about how much they had enjoyed the music. It was very helpful to be able to listen to samples on the website.
N and J Reed
The Marilla String Quartet played beautifully at our wedding, both during the ceremony and afterwards at the reception. They were very reliable, friendly, flexible and and making the booking arrangements was very straightforward. Their repertoire is wide and, with their help, we were able to create different atmospheres for the ceremony and the reception. I would be happy to recommend them.
Jen and Stuart
Marilla String Quartet played an important role in making our wedding day so wonderful. I was impressed by them in all aspects, including cost. In particular, their friendly and efficient communication leading up to the event gave me complete confidence in them, which was completely justified on the day.
Laura and Andrew
We were very impressed with Marilla string quartet, from their professional and swift communication when organising our wedding, to their help with our set list. They were punctual and accomodating and were 4 lovely ladies! They played some lovely baroque pieces for us and were very reasonably priced. Would recommend.
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Marilla String Quartet and Trio
9 Mallard Drive, Didcot, Oxfordshire, OX11 6EH