Arco String Quartet, Whitley Bay

String instrument versions of your favourite pop & classical music to make your day unique. Pop, jazz and classical music for wedding ceremonies, receptions and meals.
Pricing & Costs

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Style of Music

Reception Music
Drinks / Cocktails Music
Pop / Rock
Ceremony Music

Learn New Songs
Take Requests

Type of Performer(s) or Business

Ensemble / Group

Primary Instrument(s)

Full Description
Arco String Quartet offers pop, classical, film music, Bollywood, and jazz to give you the music you love. Their service is professional from start to finish, with great music and great service rolled into one. The quartet brings together many years' experience and high musical standards to form a vibrant music group that will help create the special atmosphere for your big day. Arco can provide music as your guests arrive and during the ceremony to create a special and relaxed atmosphere. After the ceremony they can move with you to your reception to entertain you and your guests with a mixture of music picked by you. They have many well-known pieces such as the Game of Thrones theme, 'It Must Be Love', Pachelbel's Canon in D and many more. Arco are flexible and adaptable and they like to tailor their music to suit you and your guests and give you exactly what you want on your big day. Arco also offer a duo for smaller spaces and tighter budgets.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Dawn
Welcome to Arco String Quartet! Have a look at our profile and website to see what we can do for you for your big day. If you'd like more information or a personalised quote then just get in touch.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Rachel and Chris
Married in December 2021
January 2022
Won't hesitate to recommend
Thank you guys so much for such a magical day - you guys really were the icing on the cake and without you it wouldn't have been the same. You were simply STUNNING and our guests were thoroughly entertained and impressed. Thank you so much we are extremely grateful and we won't hesitate to recommend you to everyone and their dog in future!! Thank you again. Honestly just brilliant.
Jennifer and Daniel
Married in November 2021
January 2022
Magical atmosphere!
Thank you for creating us such a magical atmosphere! It really made everything feel so special. 'Across the Stars' was beautiful & felt very unique to us. We could not have asked for anything better.
Stancy and Tom
Married in October 2021
January 2022
All of our song choices were perfect
Outstanding!! We booked Arco String Quartet for our wedding day. I have no words for how amazing the quartet were, Everyone commented on how talented and beautiful they were on our day. All of our song choices were perfect and I only wish that I was able to listen to them again!
Kate and Ian
Married in September 2021
January 2022
Absolutely amazing
Absolutely amazing for our wedding day. Very professional and also responds really quick.
Dawn and Julie
Married in August 2021
January 2022
lovely relaxing atmosphere
Thank you Arco String Quartet for being a part of our special day and entertaining our wedding party. Lots of the guests commented how lovely the music sounded and how it created a lovely relaxing atmosphere. Thanks again x
Hannah and Alex
Married in August 2021
January 2022
Extra special
I booked Arco string quartet for my wedding on the 2nd August and honestly they really made my day perfect. For a long time I wanted to walk down the aisle to Now We Are Free because it is such a beautiful song, and it wasn’t part of their repertoire, but they played it as I walked down the aisle and it just made the day perfect. I highly recommend Arco, they were professional and the live music just added something extra special to the ceremony. 5 stars, would recommend to anyone looking for a string quartet
Location & Contact Details


Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear, England

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Accreditations / Associations (1)

Founding Member of the Association of British Wedding Businesses

What is your most memorable wedding?

There are a lot of contenders, including a Beauty and the Beast themed wedding and a beautiful snowy wedding in Northumberland, but for me the most memorable is playing on HMS Trincomalee in Hartlepool. It's the oldest warship still afloat anywhere in the world, which is pretty special. It's not without its challenges - low ceilings, steep stairways, and a chilly wind at times - but they're more than made up for by the feeling of the ship and the uniqueness of the venue.

What about your business are you most proud of?

We have won many awards over the years, including the North of England Wedding Award for Outstanding Customer Service. The Award is voted for by couple's who've used your service, so it was a real testament to our service that we were voted the winners.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Take it slow - don't feel you have to rush through everything as soon as you're engaged. Take your time and organise things one step at a time.

What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?

One couple had their dog carry the rings down the aisle in a pouch on his collar. It was clearly so special to them as the dog was a real part of their family.

Describe your typical process with a couple.

When couples contact us we send more information about our service, the cost, the music we play, etc. You then have chance to ask any questions, talk to us about your timings and so on. Once you're happy that you want to go ahead you complete our booking form and pay a deposit to book us. We send a confirmation email to confirm the booking. Later on, we get in touch with you about 6 - 8 weeks before the wedding to confirm your music choices. You're welcome to sort those out with us earlier though if you're really organised!

What makes a romantic first dance?

Something that is special to the couple themselves. It doesn't matter what song it is - if it means something to you it's the right song.