Rylands String Quartet are one of the leading live-music providers in the north west, with over 500 songs to choose from, they are available now to book for your wedding!
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Style of Music

Drinks / Cocktails Music
Reception Music
Ceremony Music
Pop / Rock

Type of Performer(s) or Business

Ensemble / Group

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Full Description
Rylands String Quartet are a highly recommended wedding music provider. The Manchester-based ensemble has performed live on BBC radio and can even be heard on the latest Blossoms EP! Do you want something unique at your wedding? Searching for some live music? Look no further! Over the years we have performed at many of the top wedding venues in the north west, providing musical entertainment for many happy brides, grooms and wedding guests! We have a huge selection of over 500 songs arranged especially for string quartet and you can choose any of these to create a personalised playlist.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Amy
Hi there! We hope you'll enjoy reading about us, and feel free to follow the links to YouTube to hear us play! We'd love to help you with any questions you may have, so please do get in touch.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
No. of People In Team
Danny and Julia
Married in August 2016
June 2017
... blown away with the excellent repetoire....
I would just like to say a huge thank you, for making our wedding day so special. Julia Bayman had always dreamed of having a string quartet at her wedding and you made that dream a reality. Having you there to play the entrance and exit music added the magic we were looking for at the already fabulous Rivington Hall Barn. Before and after the ceremony, you kept our guests wonderfully entertained. All of our guests commented on how beautifully you played and were blown away with the excellent repetoire. If you find this post and are considering using a string quartet for your special day then please do not have any hesitations in booking this fabulous String Quartet, they are wonderful!
Laura and Jake
Married in July 2016
June 2017
Please do not have any hesitations in booking...
I would just like to say a massive thank you, for playing at our wedding 22/7/16. We wanted something a little bit different for our wedding, for our guests to enjoy whilst relaxing at our venue. After finding Rylands String Quartet on Facebook and listening to their fantastic and professional recordings on their website, I got the thumbs up from my very musical brother, and booked them.I was utterly thrilled with their professional service and attention to detail with regards to choosing songs for before, during and after the ceremony. Their repertoire is extensive and current whilst also including some fantastic classical options. There was also the option to select a piece of music that wasn't on the repertoire list. This came at a very small additional cost but was one of the best decisions we made for the day. We had an acoustic version of "Time After Time" put together for the Bridal Party entrance and it was truly stunning. All of our guests commented on how beautifully the music had been arranged. If you ever record this piece please let us know so we can purchase a copy. Following the ceremony you kept our guests entertained and helped to contribute to a fantastic atmosphere. I can't thank you enough. Please do not have any hesitations in booking this fabulous String Quartet, they are truly talented young musicians.
Andrew and Lizzie
Married in November 2015
June 2017
We both highly recommend the Rylands String...
Lizzie and I would like to thank you for the amazing performance on our wedding day in November at Rudby Hall. We had so many comments to say how perfect the addition a string quartet was while people arrived and then after the ceremony and we completely agree with them. With a mixture of classical songs and modern covers it really was a great fit for our special day. The additional songs we requested were also perfectly executed and we will remember them whenever we think back to the day. We both highly recommend the Rylands String Quartet to make a wedding that bit more memorable.
Sarah and Phil
Married in October 2015
June 2017
... amazing & beautiful performance...
Phil - I would just like to again pass on our appreciation for playing at our wedding. It was an unbelievable day which was topped off by your amazing & beautiful performance. We were blown away when we first heard you guys and the same can be said of the reaction from our guests. I can't wait to hear it back! If you want to add that WOW!! factor to your special day Rylands String Quartet are a must. Sarah - We'd both like to thank you all for your impressive performance on Friday, you really were the highlight of the day with so many guests complimenting you. It was fantastic to hear you while all the guests were outside mingling in the sun, the day would not have been the same without you, you had such a big impact in making our day perfect and we really can't thank you enough.
Location & Contact Details


Manchester, Greater Manchester, England

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What is your most memorable wedding?

We played for the ceremony and drinks reception in a beautiful converted barn - and the guests loved the songs and started singing along! We love it when that happens

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Classic with a modern twist

What about your business are you most proud of?

Our drive to ensure we provide a totally unique service to all our couples, that's completely tailored to their taste in music!

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

Start early!

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

Writing some extra vows during the ceremony as well as reading out the legally required parts.

Describe your typical process with a couple.

We'll get an enquiry for a date, so we make sure we're available. We discuss what part of the day they'd like us for and then send over a contract and deposit invoice. After the booking is confirmed we send another form for some further details and song requests - but we ask that they fill this in around a month before their wedding as we're adding to our repertoire list all the time and wouldn't want them to miss out on anything!

What makes a romantic first dance?

We don't usually get to stay for this part of the wedding but we'd say - a song that means a lot to you as a couple, so that every time you hear it from then on you'll be reminded of that special moment :)

What is your number one floor-filler?

Uptown Funk