The Bossard Quartet

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We provide string quartet for weddings, corporate events, regimental dinners, garden parties and public events.
Pricing & Costs

Pricing for suppliers

Prices Start at
£500
Details

Learn New Songs
Take Requests

Type of Performer(s) or Business

Ensemble / Group

Primary Instrument(s)

Violin
Strings

Style of Music

Ceremony Music
Classical
Jazz
Funk / 70s / Disco
Reception Music
Acoustic
Drinks / Cocktails Music
Pop / Rock
Full Description
We love being a part of your big day. Tell us your music requests! From the traditional to the whacky, we’ll take it in our stride. We have lots of ideas for how to bring something unique to your wedding day. From using our Jukebox facility, to requesting ‘mash-up’ arrangements of your favourite songs, anything is possible! We’ll be on hand to answer all of your questions about the music for your wedding or event. Our mission in life is to make it as stress-free as possible to have live music at your event. We respond to emails rapidly so that you aren’t left waiting. On the day, we set-up like ninjas so you don’t even notice us, and we’ll be ready to accompany your day. Bride running late ? Don’t worry – we stop it getting awkward by playing relaxing music to keep the guests and the groom from becoming too anxious! It’s not just about weddings though. We also love to be found playing at a garden party, a regimental mess dinner, or even in someone’s living room. We’ll be full of smiles and music for a good birthday / wedding anniversary party. Thought a string quartet was stuffy ? Think again! Contact this enthusiastic, flexible Hampshire string quartet and we’ll have a chat about your plans! We cover the following areas – Hampshire (Portsmouth, Southampton, Winchester, Basingstoke, Fleet, Farnham, Petersfield) and West Sussex (Chichester, Arundel) and beyond.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Amy
Hi - I'm Amy and I run The Bossard Quartet. I have a lot of passion for weddings, and in particular helping you to choose the 'soundtrack' that you'd like. It is such a magical moment to play my violin with the quartet while you walk down the aisle, or to entertain your family and friends with cool tunes while you have your photographs done. I'm super efficient on replying to emails - my aim is to make booking four professional musicians SUPER easy.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2006
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
No. of People In Team
4
Reviews
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Emma
Happy couple married in July
September 2022
Can't thank them enough!
The Bossard Quartet were the last thing we booked for our wedding but I can not believe how much they added to our ceremony and drinks reception. So many of our friends complimented them and one of our toddler guests was particular enamoured. He stood, finger on his mouth, gazing in awe. We will never forget walking in to their playing or stepping out to the confetti to All You Need is Love. Music is a wonderful, joyous thing that transports us through memories, but live music is extra special. These 4 ladies added to our totally perfect day and I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending them. They mostly played requests though everything else was spot too. I can’t wait to receive our videos back so I can relive those moments. I think I’ll always think of their rendition of Blink 182’s All the Small Things while we had some group photos with friends, singing and laughing along. A friend even told me she’d been playing string quartets through her salon as they gave her so much joy. Book Bossard Quartet. They are exceptional value for 4 marvellous musicians and we can not thank them enough.
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Alex and Alex
Happy couple married in July
September 2022
Amazing 'Jukebox' to keep our guests entertained
Truly amazing and talented musicians! They made our day extra special, from playing us down the aisle to the reception, it was all perfect. The “Jukebox” was a great feature and all of our guests loved being able to request songs from multiple genres rather than only classical, which was terrific.
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Emily
Happy couple married in July
September 2022
Incredibly talented and lengthy repertoire list
We hired the Bossard String Quartet to play at our wedding last month. They played during our wedding ceremony and for our 90 minute reception. They were absolutely fantastic and we couldn't recommend them enough. They are incredibly talented at what they do! They also have a very lengthy repetoire list too. Prior to the wedding, they responded to all of my queries quickly and were very accommodating for extra requests. They are all such kind and lovely people too!
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Madison
Happy couple married in July
September 2022
Super lovely and professional
We hired the Bossard quartet for our wedding ceremony at lime wood hotel in Hampshire - they were absolutely incredible and would hire them again for any special event! The girls were also super lovely and professional x
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Billy
Happy couple married in June
September 2022
Absolutely fantastic and highly recommended
Absolutely fantastic! Highly recommend The Bossard Quartet! We booked The Bossard Quartet to play at our wedding originally scheduled for June 2020. With the pandemic, we had to re-schedule our wedding not once, but twice! Amy was really helpful both times and we were able to re-book for our eventual date very smoothly. We finally got married in June 2022, and TBQ played during our wedding ceremony and the drinks reception afterwards. We really loved the vast repertoire of songs that we could choose from which really helped make the ceremony our own! They sounded fantastic too. All our guests loved having TBQ play during the drinks reception - and particularly loved the Juke Box feature where guests could request any song they wanted from the huge repertoire! So many of our guests have commented about how great TBQ were. We are so grateful to you for making our wedding day extra special, and at such a reasonable price! Thank you!
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Steph and Ade
Happy couple married in May
September 2022
Simple to book, and highly recommended
We hired the Bossard Quartet to play during the drinks reception at our wedding. They were excellent and I would highly recommend them! The booking process was very simple, yet thorough in that we were confident all details had been thought of. We were able to choose exactly pieces they would play and in what order (although it was tricky to decide as they have such a large repertoire!). On the day they were professional and friendly.
Location & Contact Details

Address

Portsmouth, Hampshire, England

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FAQ
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What is your most memorable wedding?

We love all of the weddings we play at ! For us, memorable moments come when guests really love our music and come and make requests of us as we are playing. We love the unexpected! Seeing people get really excited because we have played AC/DC in a style they never expected, for example. We also love it when our music contributes to an emotional moment in a wedding ceremony.

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Fun, classy, elegant, pop, classical

What about your business are you most proud of?

We've been playing at weddings together for over 15 years and have arranged much of our music ourselves, which we have now amassed into a massive repertoire list. We are proud of how many people and places we have seen. We are also proud that we have been playing our pop renditions for string quartet LONG before Bridgerton was even a thing :-) We are loving how many people are coming to us to recreate the Bridgerton vibe.

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

Choose the best suppliers early as there are limited dates for weddings. Particularly if you are having a summer wedding on a Saturday

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

Being musical we do enjoy it when people bring their own musicality into the wedding. For example, this Saturday we are playing Green Day Time Of Your Life and we are being joined by a friend of the couple on guitar and vocals. This will be such a memorable moment for them all and we are delighted to be a part of it.

Describe your typical process with a couple.

Get in touch with us to see if we are available on your date. If we are, then we simply take a deposit to secure the date (we are yours) and then you'll complete a form with your timings and musical requests. It's super easy!

What makes a romantic first dance?

You may not think the string quartet often stick around for the first dance, but indeed we have actually been asked to play for the couple's first dance a few times. This works really well as a chilled dance - anything goes!

What is your number one floor-filler?

For us, it's definitely Mr Brightside. We have played this at numerous beer festivals and it always gets everyone singing at the top of their voices!

What is the soundtrack to your life?

Any pop tune played by a string quartet - always thinking of ways to arrange popular music so that it sounds cool, funky and unique !