• We arrive 30 minutes prior to the ceremony start time and begin to perform prelude music as guests are being seated
  • We play throughout the ceremony and as guests are exiting the venue as well
  • Ceremonious Strings specializes in writing arrangements of unique tunes! We can try to accommodate special song requests, as long as ample time is provided for us to locate the music or create an arrangement- an additional fee is required if the music is not in our current library- there is a lot! 
  • Popular music is able to be played on string instruments. However, sheet music is not always readily available. Keep in mind, when choosing ceremony music, that not ALL popular songs sound as good on strings! In addition, it is important to keep in mind that many religious institutions do not allow non-liturgical music during ceremonies
  • Upon booking with us, a contract will be sent to you and signed to ensure all services and needs are met
Image from Inside Weddings Magazine, Winter 2016
Photography: Jeff Tisman


Why Choose Us?

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Choosing the right ensemble for your special event is important and the abundance of information and variety of groups to choose from can be overwhelming.
What sets ceremonious strings apart from the rest?

  • We are an established group of players! The vast majority of "wedding music" vendors are composed of sub-contracted players.  ​Each of the players in
    Ceremonious Strings has worked under other wedding contractors and experienced the
    ​negative effects of these "throw together" ensembles.
    Many times, a random group of musicians is put together and
    performs for the first time at YOUR wedding!! Our musicians play together as a group and
    have been practicing and performing alongside each other for the past 10 years. We are a solid team!!

  • Ceremonious Strings was honored to work with Jenny Orsini Events in bringing comedian Tracy Morgan's wedding vision to life at the Ashford Estate in August 2015! The ensemble performed as a string trio for the ceremony and cocktail hour. As quoted in the Winter 2016 issue of "Inside Weddings" Tracy stated "My impression of the wedding was that this was one for the ages: the ​dancing, the music, the people, the love."

  • You can find Ceremonious Strings in several editions of NJ Bride Magazine too!

  • We write our own music! Many string groups offer the same "song" titles-- Ceremonious Strings takes a lot of this music and rearranges it specifically to fit the sound of a string trio!

  • We bring custom audio equipment to enhance the sound of the strings for
    cocktail hour bookings- you want your guests to hear your music as they enjoy hor d’oeuvres and cocktails! 

  • Ceremonious Strings is a preferred vendor with weddings of distinction:
    Bonnet Island Estate, Mallard Island Yacht Club, Ashford Estate, Stateroom LBI 

Venues we have performed at:

  • The Ashford Estate, Allentown NJ

  • Bonnet Island Estate, Manahawkin NJ

  • Mallard Island Yacht Club, Manahawkin NJ

  • The Stateroom LBI, Manahawkin NJ

  • ​Blue Heron Pines, Galloway NJ 

  • The Borgata, Atlantic City NJ

  • The Bradley Gazebo, Bradley Beach NJ

  • Brant Beach Yacht Club, Beach Haven NJ

  • The Boathouse, Beach Haven NJ

  • The Chalfonte Hotel, Cape May NJ

  • Clarks Landing Yacht Club, Point Pleasant NJ

  • The Flanders Hotel, Ocean City NJ

  • The Historic Chapel at Allaire State Park, Farmingdale NJ

  • The Manasquan River Golf Club, Brielle NJ

  • The Mill, Spring Lake NJ

  • The Molly Pitcher Inn, Red Bank NJ

  • One Atlantic, Atlantic City NJ

  • The Palace at Somerset Park, Somerset NJ

  • The PNC Bank Performing Arts Center, Holmdel NJ

  • The Rams Head Inn, Galloway NJ

  • The Riverview Pavillion, Belmar NJ

  • Sea Oaks Country Club, Tuckerton NJ

  • The Smithville Inn, Galloway NJ

  • The Stockton Seaview, Galloway NJ

  • The Southern Mansion, Cape May NJ

  • The Tuckerton Seaport, Tuckerton NJ

  • The Valenzano Winery, Shamong NJ

  • Waters Edge, Bayville NJ

  • The Wilshire Grand, West Orange NJ