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Reviews and Comments

Just wanted to say thank you so much for playing at our wedding you were fantastic and sounded great and lots of guests were impressed. Once again thank you so much for being our string quartet on our very special day : )
Portland, Dorset wedding, July 2017

THANK YOU! We had the best day and just loved the string quartet; it really helped with the atmosphere both in the church and the reception! We are both so grateful to you and your colleagues for doing such a wonderful job!
Dorset wedding, October 2016

Thank you for the beautiful music you provided us with on Saturday. We received lots of compliments on how good the music was and out of all my wedding suppliers you were by far the easiest to deal with and most cooperative. The shortened Christina Perri was perfect to walk down the aisle too, and From This Moment is such a special song to me that it was very moving to hear it played as we signed the Register.
East Dorset wedding, April 2016

I just wanted to write to say a very big thank you for making the wedding ceremony very special. I am sorry I did not get to thank you in person. As the bride’s mother it was a shame I could not hear all the music you played but I know that my nerves were calmed when I arrived at the castle and you were playing Jurassic Park beautifully, and many guests commented on your playing.
Highcliffe Castle wedding, Dorset, October 2015

Thank you so much for your lovely performance at our wedding. Everyone commented on how beautiful the music was and we were so pleased with it on the day.
Highcliffe Castle wedding, Dorset, September 2015

Your playing for us was admired by everyone, and from my point of view – perfect. A very sincere thanks.
Private party, Dorset, August 2015

We would like to thank you for your amazing music at our wedding at Mapperton. It was simply beautiful and we are so glad you could be there. It really created a fantastic atmosphere.
A lot of our guests have commented during and after our wedding on how wonderful your music was – everyone thoroughly enjoyed it.
Dorset wedding, July 2015

Arioso played at our wedding in June 2015 at Tregenna Castle in St. Ives. The service we received was first class in respect of the professionalism of the members to arrive, arrange themselves ready to play, deal with the hotel staff and then get on with entertaining our guests. As the groom, I was very busy and was delighted to see Arioso just got on with what was needed.
The music was played beautifully and the recordings on the website do not give the quartet the justice they deserve. When you hear them live, it will send shivers up your spine.
What a sterling performance and they certainly made our wedding day very special indeed. I would highly recommend calling Arioso before anybody else. Great to deal with and lovely people to talk to. You will not be disappointed.
Cornwall wedding, June 2015

Thank you for your playing on Saturday . It was absolutely beautiful and the hymns were amazing and moved several to tears ! We loved the tune we walked out to and had many positive comments on that too. We’re so happy with everything you did to make our day perfect.
Devon wedding, April 2015

Our party was a great success and everybody enjoyed the wonderful music from your quartet. Please pass on my thanks and my best wishes for the quartet’s future.
Dorset party, September 2014

Thank you so much for playing at our daughter’s wedding at Athelhampton House.
You all sounded wonderful. Lots of the guests said what a lovely thing to have during the service and while the photos were being taken. You played beautifully.
Dorset wedding, September 2014

I wanted to write and thank you and the quartet so much for playing at our wedding. It really was an extra special touch having your music in the background so thank you very much to you all and I do hope that we can use you for something else in the future, and I’ll definitely recommend you to others.
Wiltshire wedding, April 2014

We would just like to say a huge thank you to you all. You played beautifully and having you there made the atmosphere all the more perfect. You were absolutely amazing, thank you so so much.
Somerset wedding, June 2013

Just wanted to write and tell you how much we enjoyed the music yesterday, and especially for the fact you played our special requests. Everyone we spoke to thought you were all fantastic and you surpassed all our expectations.
Surrey wedding, June 2013

What a perfect day! We all enjoyed every aspect and the music in the church, in the gardens, was absolutely BRILLIANT! Huge thanks from my husband and myself. If we can ever help with recommendations, please contact me.
Devon wedding, June 2013

I just wanted to write and say how impressed we were with the Arioso Quartet on our wedding day. We thought that the music was fantastic and was just perfect for the castle setting.
Walking down the aisle to Cannon in D played by you all was magical, and I did hear that your music kept the guests entertained whilst I was being fashionably late!
Many of our guests have commented on how beautiful the music was throughout the ceremony and the drinks reception, and it was a really special moment for us walking out onto the castle lawn with you playing. It was perfect. Thanks again so much for helping to make our day as special as it was.
Dorset wedding, September 2012

Thank you so much for your service you were wonderful and everyone loved you.
Dorset wedding, September 2012

I wanted to send you a quick email to say Thank You to you and your team last weekend at The Manor, Someset. You played a stunning set and offered a brilliant service, I hope you all enjoyed it too!
Somerset wedding, August 2012

Thank you for providing the music at our wedding ceremony. We had a fantastic day and will definitely recommend you to family and friends.
Devon wedding, August 2012

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for making the day so special. Having you there was the icing on the cake and our guests were so impressed.
Dorset wedding, August 2012

I just wanted to say a massive thank you for playing at my wedding at Burg Island. The way you arranged and played Over the Rainbow during the ceremony was a particular highlight. It helped make the day extra special and I can’t thank you enough for doing that for us.
The choice of music you played throughout the afternoon was spot on and I was inundated with praise for you from all the guests. In fact many said your string quartet was a highlight of the wedding.
Devon wedding, July 2012

Thank you for making my day so very elegant and special. It was idyllic and everyone commented on the wonderful atmosphere that your music created.
Dorset wedding, July 2012

Thank you so much for the beautiful music during our ceremony and for entertaining our friends and family thereafter.
Gloucestershire wedding, August 2011

I just wanted to thank you for making our day so special, all of our guests were very impressed, we couldn’t be happier! We will most certainly recommend you to all our friends and family.
Somerset wedding, August 2011

Thank you so much for performing at our wedding. Everyone thought you were great!
Dorset wedding, July 2011

The string quartet really contributed to such a lovely atmosphere, and we have had so many of our guests commenting on how great the music was!
Dorset wedding, June 2011

Your playing was beautiful and really helped to set the atmosphere we wanted for our perfect day – it really did set the perfect tone for our wedding.
Thank you so much for your contribution to a very special day. We received so very many compliments about the music, and especially your playing in the church – we can’t thank you enough.
Hampshire wedding, April 2011

I just wanted to say how thrilled I was – the playing sounded wonderful! We have had so many comments – thank you for making our day so very special.
Dorset wedding, December 2010

Thank you for helping to make our wedding day really special. All of our guests commented that it was a total delight to have you play at our wedding reception. The quartet helped to create an atmosphere of sophistication and charm which really complimented the setting. We were very impressed with both the quality and range of your playing and happily recommend the Arioso Quartet to your future potential clients.
Devon wedding, September 2010

Thank you for playing so many of our favourites so beautifully. All our guests enjoyed having you there; one of those rare, unanimously popular aspects of any event. We had so very many comments about how lovely the music was and that you provided one of the all-important finishing touches to the occasion.
Dorset wedding, July 2010

We were totally thrilled with the way in which you played our song choices. Beautiful and just what we’d imagined. A lovely memory to cherish from our special day.
Wiltshire wedding, July 2010

We just wanted to thank you all so much for playing at our wedding. Your playing was beautiful and really contributed to the ambience of the day. Thank you too for all the help in the build-up to the wedding – I really appreciated your help and guidance.
Devon wedding, June 2010

Thank you so much for playing on our wedding day, you were really fantastic and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the music. We were so pleased that we chose the Arioso Quartet to help make our day so special.
Dorset wedding, July 2010

Your performance really set the tone for what became a truly special day for us and our friends and family. The music was beautifully played during our ceremony and in the garden during our drinks reception. Your extensive repertoire gave us plenty of choice for our ceremony and your expertise meant that we could leave it to you to decide on the most appropriate music for our country garden drinks reception. Your performance really added something to our day that a sound system wouldn’t have been able to provide. All of our guests have commented on how wonderful it was to listen to your music in the beautiful sunshine with a little glass of bucks fizz!! Absolutely perfect!!!
Dorset wedding, May 2010

We would just like to say a huge thank you for playing at our wedding. It was a dream come true to have a string quartet – words cannot express how special you made the day for us. People are still commenting on your performance!
Somerset wedding, August 2009

I wanted you to know just how much everyone enjoyed your playing, people were really bowled over by it. We had a lovely celebration and your input added a touch of magic, thank you very much.
Anniversary Party, Devon July 2009

Thank you so much for playing at our wedding. You played all the songs that we wanted and played them all wonderfully. Lots of our guests commented on how nice it was to have you there, and really helped set the tone for the day. I would strongly recommend you to all our friends.
Somerset wedding, July 2009

A massive thank you to you all for playing at our wedding, everyone commented on how lovely it was listening to you.
Devon wedding, June 2009

Just to say thanks ever so much for playing at our wedding. You were fantastic and helped make a wonderful day. Everyone remarked on your group.
Somerset wedding, May 2009

Thank you for the wonderful music before and during the ceremony and also afterwards out in the garden. Many guests commented on how much they enjoyed the music. Wonderful music played on a lovely summers day in beautiful surroundings, on such a wonderful occasion – absolutely fabulous!
Thanks again, and we will be recommending you whenever we get the chance.
Dorset wedding, May 2009

Thank you so much for the wonderful music you provided at our wedding. We had such a fantastic day, and having a string quartet playing in the church and back at the reception topped it all off perfectly.
Dorset wedding, May 2009

Thank you so much to you all for helping make our wedding day a fantastic day to remember.
Dorset wedding, September 2008

Just wanted to say thanks for playing on our special day, you guys really made the ceremony, all the guests commented on how amazing you sounded.
Berkshire wedding, September 2008

Thank you so much for playing at our wedding. All our guests commented on how wonderful it was to sit in the garden and listen to you play. You sounded brilliant and we highly recommend you.
Devon wedding, July 2008

Thank you for making our wedding day perfect.
Dorset wedding, July 2008

Thank you for your truly marvellous performance at our wedding. Your playing really did lift the ceremony to another level and made it a truly special experience, not only for us but for all our guests. I would love to have the day all over again just to hear the Quartet play.
Somerset wedding, June 2008

Thank you very much for your magnificent performance – all the guests were so impressed by the quality and professionalism of the Quartet. The music was outstanding, the choice of music was wonderful. Thank you for adding to our very special day.
Wedding, Dorset, April 2008

We just wanted to send a huge thank you to the Arioso Quartet. We had the most perfect wedding day, and having you play in the ceremony and for our drinks reception made it so very special. You played the music we chose so beautifully and it made the whole day truly magical.
We had so many wonderful comments from our guests and really cannot thank you enough. I would not hesitate in recommending you to any of our friends when they get married. Thank you for making our day so special.
Wedding, Hampshire, March 2008

Thank you for playing so wonderfully at our wedding. You truly are talented people and you exceeded all our expectations. You helped to make our day really special and we couldn’t have wished for anything better. We will definitely recommend you to anyone looking for a string quartet.
Wedding, Somerset, December 2007

Thank you all so much for the outstanding performance both during our ceremony and the reception. Thank you also for your help, advice, patience and hard work before the day itself, to help make our day so unique.
Wedding, Devon, December 2007

Thank you all for playing so beautifully. The music complimented the house and brought a lovely atmosphere to the occasion.
Wedding, Bristol, August 2007

We would like to thank you so much for making our day even more special, you spoiled us with wonderful music and you played a waltz even we could dance….
Wedding, Devon, July 2007

Your music was superb and all the comments we have had from family, guests and the hotel, have been very complimentary. Should we hear of anyone looking for a group such as yours we will pass on your details with the utmost confidence.
Wedding, Plymouth, July 2007

Thank you for playing so beautifully at our wedding and for your help with the choice of pieces for the ceremony – we were absolutely delighted with it all. We have had a lot of lovely very complimentary comments from guests regarding your playing and we obviously would not hesitate in thoroughly recommending the Arioso Quartet to anyone planning a similar event!
Wedding, Somerset, June 2007

We were delighted to have you play for our daughter’s wedding. Your choice of pieces was delightful and much enjoyed. We received very positive praise for the atmosphere that you created at both the wedding ceremony and the reception.
Wedding, Bath, June 2007

Thank you for playing so beautifully at our wedding, the music was perfect, it was exactly what we both wanted.
Wedding, Cornwall, June 2007

A big thanks for playing for us. Everyone commented on how fantastic you all were.
Wedding, Buckinghamshire, June 2007

A big thank you for making the day so special, you were fantastic and I have received endless compliments about you from our guests. Everything was perfect and you played beautifully.
Wedding, Dorset, May 2007

Thank you and the rest of the Arioso Quartet for the excellent music at our wedding. Everybody agreed that the music was fantastic and added real atmosphere.
Wedding, Somerset, March 2007

Thank you all for doing such a fantastic job, it was perfect.
Civil Partnership Ceremony, Somerset, February 2007

Thank you so much for helping to make our daughter’s wedding so special. You really made the difference. I would like to thank you all for doing a great job. Well done!
Wedding, Somerset, December 2006

Very many thanks for the wonderful music! We enjoyed every minute.
Wedding, Dorset, October 2006

I cannot even begin to thank you all enough for the absolutely amazing music you provided on Saturday. It was truly brilliant and admired by everyone.
Party, Dorset, August 2006

Many thanks again for your wonderful performance. Your choice of music was just right for the occasion; the music evoked just the right atmosphere, and we had so many compliments about that. We were also delighted to find that the sound carried well, both in the garden and the marquee, so we were able to soak up the mood perfectly, without being overwhelmed.
Party, Somerset, June 2006

Thank you so much for playing at our wedding. You were all fantastic and really created a perfect atmosphere. We were very impressed with your playing and will recommend you to friends and family who are getting married.
Somerset Wedding, April 2006

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