Our Music Packages
Shoalhaven Strings provides quality string music for weddings and functions in the Shoalhaven, Illawarra or Southern Highlands.
Let us add a touch of elegance and class to your upcoming event with one of our packages, as outlined below.
Wedding Ceremony Packages
Our primary service is performance at wedding ceremonies, and our Wedding Ceremony Package is designed to meet the musical needs of your happy occasion. As part of this package, we provide music for:
- Pre-ceremony: 15 minutes of background music to set the mood as guests arrive at the wedding ceremony.
- Processional (Bridal entrance): One song to accompany the Bride and entourage as they walk down the aisle.
- Signing of the Register: One to two songs to entertain guests while the Bride, Groom and Witnesses sign the wedding register.
- Recessional (Bridal Party exit): One song to accompany the Bridal Party as they exit the wedding ceremony, starting immediately after the Minister/Celebrant announces the newly married couple for the first time.
- Post-ceremony: Background music to entertain guests while they mingle and canapes are served.
Our Wedding Ceremony Package accommodates for 1.5 hours of music and additional time can be added to this package on request.
Our musicians will arrive about 30 minutes prior to the agreed start time in smart black attire. This additional time will be used to set up stands and amplification equipment (if required), tune our instruments, complete a sound check, and discuss visual or verbal cues with the Minister/Celebrant for the processional, signing of the register, and recessional.
The bridal couple are invited to choose the key ceremony songs from our existing song lists. We happily accept requested songs that are not currently on our existing song lists, and an affordable fee per song is charged to cover the cost of purchasing, arranging and rehearsing the new song(s). Let us know how we can accommodate the personalisation of your wedding ceremony!
All of our instrumental ensembles are available for wedding ceremonies: String Duo, Guitar Trio, Guitar Duo, and Piano Duo. Amplification is required for the Piano Duo, and is also offered for most other ensembles. We provide all electric instruments, amplification equipment and cables required. As our amplification system is not portable, a power point is required to be located within 20 metres of where the musicians will be playing.
“Perfect blend of contemporary and classical music at our wedding. We loved it! Thank you to April and her team!”
— Geraldine, Bride
“Thank you for your absolutely beautiful playing... your songs created a wonderful ambience within the room - I could feel the peace that the music created.”
— Rhonda, Event Organiser
“I imagined you guys were going to be great, but the touch you added to our relaxed ceremony was nothing less then perfect. ”
— Kylie & Kristian, Bride & Groom
“You honestly blew us away, the music was just wonderful and sounded absolutely perfect! ”
— Tatiana & Murray, Bride & Groom
General Events Packages
Shoalhaven Strings is also available for hire to play music at birthday celebrations, high teas, engagements, anniversaries, cocktail parties, christenings, naming days, corporate events, and memorial services.
Our General Events Package requires a minimum booking duration of 2 hours. Have a chat to us regarding our discounted rates for longer musical engagements.
“Thank you again for your fabulous music holding of the wedding space - you were absolutely wonderful!”
— Debra Summer, Celebrant
“We so appreciated the gift of wonderful music that you provided for us. ”
— Lydia & Barry, Parents of the Bride