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Our Manchester-based string quartet is available to hire for your wedding and we can help to create a unique atmosphere for your special day. You can tailor all the music to your taste and tell us exactly which songs you’d like to hear during our live set or let us surprise you! We have over 550 songs for you to choose from and we’re adding to them all the time. Head over to our repertoire page to view the full list, and if there’s a special song you’d like to hear that isn’t currently on our list we can have it arranged for you for just £30!

If you’d like to hear how any of your favourite songs might sound when performed by a wedding string quartet head over to our recordings page where you can watch us playing some of our most popular tracks.


Over the years we’ve played at numerous wedding venues across Manchester, Cheshire, Lancashire, the Wirral and further afield! To view the full list visit the contact us page.

Why choose a string quartet for your wedding?

A string quartet is the perfect choice for live music! We are a versatile ensemble who can create a stunning, breathtaking atmosphere for your ceremony entrance, and afterwards we can get the party started by playing some more upbeat tracks while your guests enjoy drinks and canapés!

How will a string quartet fit into your wedding day?

The Rylands Wedding String Quartet is available to provide live music for your ceremony, drinks reception, wedding breakfast, or a combination of each part of your day.

Depending on your date, venue and the length of your booking, prices to hire the string quartet can start from just £400! Scroll down for our special offers and packages. Each package is excluding travel expenses so for a personalised quote please do get in touch via the Contact Us page. We can also offer a flexible payment plan to help you spread the cost of hiring a string quartet, get in touch to find out more.

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All prices are inclusive of our travel expenses.

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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.

- Andrew & Lizzie

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.

- Phil and Sarah

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.

- Danny and Julia

Still have questions about how Rylands String Quartet will fit into your wedding or event? Head on over to our FAQ page where we answer some of the most common questions we get asked.

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