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130 Stunning String Quartet Songs For Your Wedding

Last Updated: 22nd April 2022

If you’ve hired a string quartet for your wedding, you’re probably now wondering which wedding songs you should ask them to play. A string quartet is an incredibly versatile act and can play everything from Beethoven to Beyoncé and Mozart to Mumford and Sons. They have the ability to turn songs you might never have even thought of playing at your wedding into the most heart-melting melodies you’ve ever heard.

Whether you’re after a romantic tune to be played during your ceremony, some relaxing background music to play at your drinks reception or some upbeat tracks to get guests ready to party, a string quartet is guaranteed to please the crowd! Below we’ve listed some of the best string quartet wedding songs around. There’s classical pieces, much-loved pop tunes, modern chart hits and movie themes. When played by a string quartet, they’ll sound magical and make your day completely unforgettable!

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  • Classical String Quartet Wedding Music
  • Classic Pop Wedding Songs For String Quartet
  • Modern Wedding Songs For String Quartet
  • String Quartet Movie Themes For Weddings

  • Classical String Quartet Wedding Music

    Classical pieces obviously sound amazing played by a string quartet. These beautiful pieces make stunning wedding songs. Whether you choose to have them played as your guests arrive, as you walk down the aisle, while you sign the register or as you walk back up the aisle as a married couple, they will add a sense of regality, beauty and sophistication to your wedding ceremony. Alternatively, if your string quartet play them at your drinks reception, it will make for a very classy affair!

    • Canon in D – Pachelbel
    • Hornpipe from the Water Music – Handel
    • Air On The G String – Bach
    • Bridal Chorus – Wagner
    • Arrival Of The Queen Of Sheba – Handel
    • Largo from Winter – Vivaldi
    • Jesu, Joy Of Man’s Desiring – Bach
    • Rondeau from Abdelazer – Purcell
    • Largo from Xerxes – Handel
    • Ave Verum Corpus – Mozart
    • Eine Kleine Nachtmusik – Mozart
    • Minuet – Boccherini
    • Quartet 2 in D – Mozart
    • Hallelujah from the Messiah – Handel
    • Divertimento in D – Mozart
    • Nessun Dorma – Puccini
    • Wedding March – Mendelssohn
    • Serenade – Haydn
    • Trumpet Voluntary – Clarke
    • Sleeping Beauty Waltz – Tchaikovsky
    • Minuet in G – Beethoven
    • Clair De Lune – Debussy
    • Gymnopedie No.1 –Satie
    • Meditation – Massenet
    • La Rejouissance – Handel
    • Habanera from Carmen – Bizet
    • Largo from New World Symphony – Dvorák
    • Wedding Day at Troldhaugen – Grieg
    • Humoresque – Dvorák
    • Le Cygne – Saint-Saens
    • Waltz – Brahms
    • Pavane – Faure
    • Nimrod from the Enigma Variations – Elgar
    • Für Elise – Beethoven
    • Pizzicato Polka – Strauss
    • Chanson de Matin – Elgar
    • Salut d’Amour – Elgar

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    Classic Pop Wedding Songs For String Quartet

    When a pop song is played by a string quartet, it takes on a totally different persona. Many a tear has been shed by guests when our incredible string quartets have played some of these songs at weddings. We’ve listed romantic numbers that are ideal for use during your wedding ceremony, golden oldies that are sure to get toes tapping ahead of your evening entertainment and beautiful pieces of background music too. Enjoy!

    • Mack The Knife – Bobby Darin
    • Somewhere Over The Rainbow – Eva Cassidy
    • It Don’t Mean A Thing – Duke Ellington
    • When I Fall In Love – Nat King Cole
    • Beyond The Sea – Bobby Darin
    • Moonlight Serenade – Glenn Miller
    • Mr Sandman – The Chordettes
    • Fly Me to the Moon – Frank Sinatra
    • My Baby Just Cares For Me – Nina Simone
    • What A Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
    • O Danny Boy – Johnny Cash
    • Can’t Take My Eyes Off You – Franki Valli
    • In My Life – The Beatles
    • Can’t Help Falling In Love – Elvis Presley
    • Yesterday – The Beatles
    • Somebody to Love – Queen
    • At Last – Etta James
    • Nothing Else Matters – Metallica
    • Here Comes The Sun – The Beatles
    • With A Little Help From My Friends – The Beatles
    • Stand By Me – Ben E.King
    • Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder
    • Don’t Stop Me Now – Queen
    • I’m Kissing You – Des’ree
    • I Will Always Love You – Whitney Houston
    • Angels – Robbie Williams
    • Bitter Sweet Symphony – The Verve
    • Let’s Stay Together – Al Green
    • Signed Sealed Delivered – Stevie Wonder
    • Dreams – Fleetwood Mac
    • It Must Be Love – Madness
    • Valerie – Amy Winehouse
    • You Raise Me Up – Westlife
    • Every Breath You Take – The Police
    • Billie Jean – Michael Jackson
    • Sweet Child of Mine – Guns n Roses
    • I Want To Break Free – Queen
    • I Don’t Wanna Miss A Thing – Aerosmith
    • You & Me – Wannadies
    • Fields Of Gold – Eva Cassidy
    • One Day Like This – Elbow
    • Time Of Your Life – Green Day

    Beatles songs are extremely popular choices for string quartets to play. If you love The Beatles and are wracking your brains trying to think if there are other songs by the Fab Four you’d like your quartet to play, check out the best Beatles wedding songs to find your favourites!

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    Modern Wedding Songs For String Quartet

    Modern chart hits sound so different when played by a string quartet, you might not even recognise them at first! They come to life in an unexpected way, and bring elegance and style to your wedding while maintaining a contemporary feel. From love songs to popular dance tunes, this list includes tunes you should definitely ask your string quartet to play if you want a modern wedding to remember!

    • Cheap Thrills – Sia
    • Viva La Vida – Coldplay
    • Summer – Calvin Harris
    • Titanium – David Guetta
    • A Thousand Years –Christina Perri
    • Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson
    • Marry You – Bruno Mars
    • Treasure – Bruno Mars
    • I Won’t Give Up – Jason Mraz
    • Happy – Pharrell Williams
    • Wake Me Up – Avicii
    • Empire State Of Mind – Alicia Keys
    • Make You Feel My Love – Adele
    • All Of You – John Legend
    • Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
    • Starlight – Muse
    • We Found Love – Rihanna
    • Love Story – Taylor Swift
    • Mr Brightside – The Killers
    • Shut Up and Dance – Walk the Moon
    • What Makes You Beautiful – One Direction
    • Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
    • Paradise – Coldplay
    • Crazy in Love – Beyoncé
    • Rather Be – Clean Bandit
    • I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
    • Perfect – Ed Sheeran
    • I Will Wait – Mumford & Sons
    • Love Yourself – Justin Bieber
    • Get Lucky – Daft Punk feat. Pharrell Williams
    • How Long Will I Love You – Ellie Goulding

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    String Quartet Movie Themes For Weddings

    If you’re a bit of a film buff and want to incorporate a classic movie theme into your wedding somehow, this is the perfect way to do it! Why not ask your string quartet to play you down the aisle to one of these instantly recognisable pieces of music? If that’s too much and you’d rather have them played more subtley, they also make great background music. If you love Disney, why not check out these romantic Disney first dance songs? They can all be played by string quartet and could be played at any point during your wedding day!

    • Hedwig’s Theme – Harry Potter
    • When You Wish Upon a Star – Pinocchio
    • A Whole New World – Aladdin
    • Indiana Jones Theme
    • Jurassic Park Theme
    • Concerning Hobbits – Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring
    • My Heart Will Go On – Titanic
    • Can You Feel The Love Tonight – The Lion King
    • Theme from Star Wars
    • The Avengers Theme
    • Braveheart Theme
    • E.T. Theme
    • Glasgow Love Theme – Love Actually
    • Portuguese Love Theme – Love Actually
    • “Up” Main Theme
    • Beauty and the Beast (Tale As Old As Time)
    • A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes – Cinderella
    • The Second Star to the Right – Peter Pan

    How Can I Book A String Quartet?

    If you’ve enjoyed this list of string quartet wedding songs, you haven’t booked a quartet yet and are now feeling excited about the prospect of hiring one, please check out our incredible string quartets for hire! Fill in the quick enquiry form on your chosen quartet’s page and we’ll get back to you quickly. Or give us a ring on 0800 53 000 35 to make a booking or enquiry over the phone. Alternatively, if you’d prefer a different type of musician, such as a pianist or harpist instead, these classical musicians could be just what you’re looking for!


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