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Classical Charleston

Charleston , SC

LOCATION

1612 Woodcrest Avenue
Charleston, SC US 29407 (map)

PHONE

843-693-0004

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Welcome from Classical Charleston!



First, we simply encourage you to ask your other vendors about Classical Charleston before choosing your wedding musicians. Ads... Read more
Welcome from Classical Charleston!



First, we simply encourage you to ask your other vendors about Classical Charleston before choosing your wedding musicians. Ads can be well written and reviews glowing, but in the end word of mouth says it all. That being said, we hope you'll continue reading...



Classical Charleston offers the largest and most diverse music available for string ensembles anywhere, everything from jazz, today's pop, classic rock, to all the classical standards and a whole bunch of other tunes in between. You can even make a request and we'll look into it for you!



Although other ensembles in the area would like you to believe that they are comprised of professional players, truthfully, Classical Charleston is the only community comprised exclusively of Charleston's local concert-quality artists.



Local ensembles charge about the same rates all around, but the range of performance quality, low to high, is huge. After your big day you can either have no complaints of the simple background music played, or for the same money, you can have experienced a truly memorable once in a lifetime musical performance from today's local, successful concert artists.



After your wedding, you won't find us performing at a restaurant. Instead, come support the arts and hear us performing in venues such as Charleston's historic Dock Street or Sottile Theatres, the Gailliard Auditorium, or at the US Customs House for Piccolo Spoleto's closing pops concert.. the list goes on. Join our many clients/patrons, and connect with Charleston's flourishing music scene. We look forward to working with you and hopefully to a ongoing relationship for years to come!



Instrumentation Includes:

String Ensembles

Solo: violin, cello, guitar, piano, voice, trumpet, harp, bagpipes

Duo: violin, cello or violin, guitar, or cello and guitar

Trio: violin, viola, cello or violins and cello

Quartet: violins, viola cello

Many other combinations are possible. All you have to do is ask!

String Ensembles available at www.ClassicalCharleston.com Read less
Ceremony Music

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INFO FOR CEREMONY MUSIC

What ceremony music arrangements can you provide?
Instrumental - Duo, Instrumental - Solo, Instrumental - Trio, Orchestra, Soloist / Vocalist, String - Quartet, String - Quintet, String - Trio
What instruments does your group play?
Cello, Flute, Guitar, Harp, Piano, Trumpet, Viola, Violin
What is your usual attire?
Suit and tie or all black.
Do you offer live sample performances or CDs?
Live sample performances are on our website and on our Youtube Channel.
How much time do you usually need for setup?
Set up time is usually 10 minutes.
Do you charge for travel expenses? If yes, how much do you charge?
Travel expenses are only factored in for venues a good bit outside of Charleston and vary.

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Cynthia
Wedding:
6/14/2014
5.0/5.0
Andrew Milles classical music was the perfect backdrop for our outdoor summer wedding and cocktail hour preceding our reception
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Susan
Wedding:
6/14/2014
5.0/5.0
String trio provided perfect accompaniment to our beautiful outdoor ceremony and cocktail hour following. We received many compliments on the music from wedding guests. Andrew was accommodating and helpful in our planning process and music selection.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Nothing ever goes entirely as planned at weddings, but that said... They were the only vendor that did absolutely everything we asked and wowed us 150% as well! Andrew was amazing to deal with. Highly recommend!!!
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Joyce
Wedding:
5/30/2014
5.0/5.0
The music was perfect. They were prompt and played songs from our list
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Felicia
Wedding:
5/26/2014
5.0/5.0
Classical Charleston was wonderful to work with. They played for our ceremony as well as cocktail hour. The music was beautiful and really added an elegant touch to our wedding. Everyone loved them!
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Anthony
Wedding:
5/23/2014
5.0/5.0
Classical charleston string trio were wonderful for our ceremony and cocktail hour
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ
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stephanie
Wedding:
5/18/2014
5.0/5.0
Andrew was incredible to work with. I knew after we had our les miserables conversation, Classical Charleston was the string duo for us! Andrew responded quickly to all my emails and was more than willing to work with me on our songs. It was very important that our ceremony be personalized, and I can honestly say Andrew went above and beyond to help us achieve that. I never did get to meet him in person, but I hope he and his team realize how special they made me feel the day of our wedding as I walked down the aisle. Its a moment I will never forget, and my husband and I cant thank them enough for such an amazing ceremony performance. We highly recommend Classical Charleston!
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Louise
Wedding:
5/17/2014
5.0/5.0
Wonderful ceremony and cocktail music!
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Private User
Wedding:
5/17/2014
5.0/5.0
Andrew was so easy to work with and always responded in a timely manner! The pianist was great and added elegance to our cocktail hour!
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
5/11/2014
5.0/5.0
I truly could not imagine the music during our ceremony being more beautiful. We also had Classical Charleston play during our cocktail hour, it set the perfect vibe we were going for. I would highly recommend Andrew and CC to others.
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Jenny
Wedding:
5/4/2014
5.0/5.0
Andrew and the musicians at Classical Charleston did a beautiful job and added such a special element and mood to our wedding day. They worked with me to provide the unique ideas i was looking for, and executed everything beautifully. I highly recommend them!
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Kristy
Wedding:
5/4/2014
5.0/5.0
What a lot of people don’t understand, when planning a wedding, is the importance of the ceremony music. Sure, the guests most likely will not remember the exact songs you selected but the bride and groom will always remember the rush of adrenaline each song gave them in anticipation of the moment they were to meet at the altar. Classical Charleston did an absolutely amazing job in creating a romantic, yet fun, tone for my wedding two months ago. On top of their extreme talent, they were professional and willing to accommodate our specific requests. Initially, I dreaded the idea of choosing the music for our ceremony, but their suggested set list was a dream to browse through. We ended up choosing three classic Beatles songs (my fav!) and asked them if they could learn "our song" for when I walked down the aisle - which was Berlin's "Take My Breath Away." All of the songs sounded perfect of course, but it meant so much to me and my husband that they were willing to include “our song” as well, though it wasn't listed on their website as an available choice. Their rendition of "Take My Breath Away" was the most beautiful version I've ever heard, and I can say with confidence that when my husband and I reminiscence about our wedding day we will forevermore feel grateful for Classical Charleston and their willingness to accommodate our special request. Thinking now, it still gives me butterflies! And that's the type of reaction you are sure to have when using Classical Charleston's services. LOOK NO FURTHER – Classical Charleston is the only choice for your next elaborate/casual/fun/modern/traditional event, as far as I’m concerned :)
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Michelle
Wedding:
4/28/2014
5.0/5.0
Simply beautiful! The music at our ceremony was lovely.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
They were amazing! The played several songs during our wedding ceremony. They were even willing to learn new music for our ceremony. I requested that they play the theme from Harry Potter (titled Hedwig's Theme) instead of the wedding march and it was absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Andrew was a pleasure to work with from start to finish. He went out of his way to make recommendations and provide an additional song list and everyone (including my husband and I) were blown away by their level of professionalism and talent. These guys are a great addition to a wedding ceremony, cocktail hour or reception. I 100% recommend!!
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Allison
Wedding:
4/4/2014
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough good things about Classical Charleston! They really put the magic in our wedding ceremony. They have an excellent selection of music to choose from, and the cello and violin together create a beautiful, full sound that enchanted our guests on School House Lawn at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens. Also, Andrew was responsive and professional, and it was a pleasure to organize the set list for both ceremony and cocktail hour with him. He and the violinist knew where to be and what to do. They played beautifully -- I highly recommend booking them, it really adds a lovely touch!
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Barbara
Wedding:
3/30/2014
5.0/5.0
Andrew was professional and so, very talented. He added just the right extra touch to make our daughters wedding day PERFECT!!! He is delightful and a pleasure to do business with. I would highly recommend him!
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Leigh
Wedding:
3/29/2014
5.0/5.0
I contacted Andrew Mille of Classical Charleston and found him very professional and easy to work with. They provided a violin and cello ensemble for my daughter's wedding, and I was very pleased with their performance and professionalism, even accommodating my 10 year old nephew by allowing him to play a piece with them as a gift to my daughter for her wedding day.
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Katie
Wedding:
3/22/2014
5.0/5.0
I would highly recommend Classical Charleston! They played our ceremony and cocktail hour beautifully! I even had guests comment that they were playing a great mix of songs during the cocktail hour and were really talented! They also worked with us on price which was great too!
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Ginny
Wedding:
3/9/2014
5.0/5.0
We had a cello/violin duo for our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour and they were incredible. They have an extensive list of songs to offer and provided suggestions for our ceremony songs. Andrew and his team are simply the best in town!
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Katie
Wedding:
3/1/2014
5.0/5.0
Classical charleston was everything and more than I expected. We had a destination wedding in charleston and made planning process very easy! Music was beautiful and I highly recommend them!
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Karla
Wedding:
2/15/2014
5.0/5.0
Classical Charleston did a wonderful job - they had a very wide range of music options and played all of the songs we suggested, we got tons of compliments from our guests on how beautiful the music was. Very professional and I'd highly recommend!
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melissa
Wedding:
2/1/2014
5.0/5.0
Andrew Mille and Tomas Jakubek played strings inside our historic venue during dinner. They played contemporary music and surprised most of our guests. The guests enjoyed having someone sit in front of them playing the cello and violin beautifully to songs they were familiar with. They did a beautiful job! I received compliments all night! They were prompt, professional and wonderful to work with. I definitely recommend their services!
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Tyler
Wedding:
1/18/2014
5.0/5.0
Classical Charleston provided our ceremony and cocktail hour music. We weren't exactly sure what we wanted, and they were great about making recommendations and being flexible with us up until the day of! I would highly recommend them!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Offered a variety if options, and theistic was beautiful.
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Teresa
Wedding:
1/4/2014
5.0/5.0
Very professional and great musicians. Truly made the ceremony special and memorable.
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Margie
Wedding:
1/4/2014
5.0/5.0
Received many comments from our guests on how beautiful the music was at the wedding ceremony.
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Braiden
Wedding:
12/28/2013
5.0/5.0
Andrew was fabulous to work with!!! Our ceremony was beautiful thanks to the amazing soloist and trio Classical Charleston provided. He helped me pick out music and was easily available by phone or email! You won't regret using them!!!
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Ashley
Wedding:
12/7/2013
5.0/5.0
Andrew was a pleasure to work with. He was very helpful in choosing music fitting to my personality. We loved Classical Charleston and would recommend them to everyone!
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Private User
Wedding:
12/1/2013
5.0/5.0
We booked Classical Charleston for 30 minutes before the ceremony, the ceremony and an hour after. It was a great decision. Everyone said the party and wedding was so classy. The music was beautiful. They are well versed and very successful at working with us to suit a mix of religions and tradition. I would happily hire them again.
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ROBERT
Wedding:
11/23/2013
5.0/5.0
1. The string trio we provided quality chamber music for our wedding and post wedding festivities. This was done despite a change of venue necessitated by the weather, The trio played in an awkward space withing the restaurant that had become not only the wedding dinner site, but the site of the nuptials as well.
2. I would recommend Classical Charleston on the strength of the three players who presented for my event.
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Jennifer
Wedding:
11/15/2013
5.0/5.0
Classical Charleston provided BEAUTIFUL music for our wedding ceremony. We had an outdoor ceremony next to the Ashley River, which their performances made even more picturesque. Although we did not originally budget for "live" music for our ceremony, their music was worth every last penny!It was so elegant and the msuicians were all very talented. The great thing with Classical Charleston (and what made us choose them over another company), was the fact that we could "preview" actual recordings of their performances via their website, so we knew exactly the quality of music we would receive on our wedding day. Without a doubt...Classical Charleston should be your top pick for live ceremony music!
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haley
Wedding:
10/26/2013
5.0/5.0
Classical Charleston was very professional and provided great music for our wedding. They were very quick to answer any questions I had. The music was beautiful and such a delight to have.
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Lynne
Wedding:
10/26/2013
5.0/5.0
Thank you so much for making my wedding perfect! The music was exactly what I had hoped for. You listened to what I wanted and made the best suggestions. It was such a special day.
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Alice
Wedding:
10/14/2013
5.0/5.0
Andrew and his partner played the cello and violin at our wedding for our ceremony and dinner. They were classy and elegant, set the tone of the event beautifully as planned. Surpassing our expectations, we would highly recommend them to everyone!
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Ali
Wedding:
10/6/2013
5.0/5.0
Classical Charleston provided a beautiful string trio - Cello, Violin and Viola, for our wedding. Our planner handled the majority of the planning with this group pre-wedding, but all my music requests were able to be met and I received compliments from all our family and guests on how beautiful the music was for the outdoor ceremony. I would highly recommend Classical Charleston to other brides looking to add that extra touch to their wedding day with live, instrumental music.
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Diane
Wedding:
10/5/2013
5.0/5.0
Everything was perfect! I would definitely use again.
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Emily
Wedding:
10/5/2013
5.0/5.0
Andrew was a delight to work with for our October 5th wedding in Charleston! Their song selection is great including all the classic wedding songs in addition to some fun, more modern songs. Andrew was happy to help when we asked for suggestions/input. Can't say enough about our wonderful experience with Classical Charleston- they set the perfect tone while our guests arrived all the way through our recessional. I work in the wedding industry and will continue to highly recommend Andrew and Classical Charleston!
Emily and Sam Slater
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Lindsay
Wedding:
9/28/2013
5.0/5.0
Andrew was wonderful to work with! We wanted a specific song to be played when we walked down the aisle and he was very flexible and accommodating. They played a wonderful mix of songs during our cocktail hour, they did a fantastic job!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Wonderful musicians, professional service, made our wedding brunch extra special.
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Jenny
Wedding:
9/22/2013
5.0/5.0
Classical Charleston provided beautiful music for our outdoor ceremony. Tomas and Andrew were the perfect string duo, and Andrew was responsive and helpful through the whole planning process. I highly recommend Classical Charleston.
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Quentin
Wedding:
8/23/2013
5.0/5.0
Classical Charleston was exactly what my wife and I were looking for. Very outstanding. I would highly recommend them.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Andrew Mille was a joy to work with for my daughter's wedding July 13, 2013. He and Classical Charleston provided exquisite music both at the wedding and the wedding eve party. I recommend Classical Charleston highly. M.B.Beach
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Sherri
Wedding:
6/13/2013
5.0/5.0
Love these guys. They made my walk down the isle perfect. I chose the duo of violin and cello and I couldn't recommend these guys any more. Andrew was great to work with and emailed in a timely manner. They even make it easy to choose music by sampling what they have played on their website.
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Mary
Wedding:
5/18/2013
5.0/5.0
Our daughter only wanted a harp at the ceremony and we were concerned if that would be enough but Classical Charleston sent out the harpist and she did a wonderful job. It sounded heavenly as the bride walked down the aisle. We would certainly use them again if the occasion arose.
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Beth
Wedding:
5/11/2013
5.0/5.0
Working with Classical Charleston was a breeze. We planned a wedding in Charleston SC from Ohio so all our communications were accomplished via email. We could listen to music selections from CC's website and we worked with Andrew Mille.....it couldn't have been a smoother process with no glitches whatsoever. The day of the wedding, the duo arrived promptly and their music was very professional.....we received a number of positive comments about the music. An overall great experience!!!
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Amanda
Wedding:
4/28/2013
5.0/5.0
I can't underscore how what a pleasure it was to work with Classical Charleston for my April 28th wedding in Charleston. From the moment that I got in touch, Andrew (my contact) was incredibly helpful and quick to respond to my requests. While I'd originally planned to hire two musicians, I ended up going with three so that I could have them play contemporary tunes at my cocktail hour.

The musicians arrived ahead of schedule, professionally dressed, and the music was wonderful. I only wish, as the bride, that I could have spent more time listening to them as they played for my guests prior to the ceremony!
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Kelly
Wedding:
4/13/2013
5.0/5.0
The music was amazing! Based on my venue they suggested using two musicians instead of three which was very nice since three would have been more money.
The variety of music they offer made it even easier to pick Classical Charleston.
I highly suggest using them!
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Tom
Wedding:
4/6/2013
5.0/5.0
Andrew met with us to get a rough outline of our ceremony and what song selections we liked. Later on, we exchanged e-mails to get final picks on music for before, during, and after (cocktail hour) the ceremony. We had them do traditional selections to guide the guests in, strictly Beatles songs for the ceremony, and contemporary music (read: string covers of rock songs) during the cocktail hour. Very memorable and well performed! We decided on a trio, but they can have as many or as few musicians as you need.

Classical Charleston is super affordable! Strings at your wedding are definitely workable on any budget. They only asked for a chairs to sit on and not to get rained on.

Andrew is very nice and responsive. His wife also does wedding make-up!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
THey did a wonderful job and sounded amazing in the chapel!! I am very happy I went with Classical Charleston for my ceremony music. The duo was perfect and they helped me pick out perfect song choices.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Classical Charleston performed beautifully. We couldnt have been happier with their talent and professional skills.
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Kelly
Wedding:
2/22/2013
5.0/5.0
Beautiful music. They learned new songs for us to walk down the aisle to. They were very professional and their talents are extraordinary. Pick Classical Charleston for your ceremony music, you won't be disappointed. Andrew is great to work with and he does everything he can to make your day perfect.
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Classical Charleston responded with the following comments:

Thanks Kelly.. we really enjoyed playing for everyone and I look forward to listening for you on the radio!
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Melissa
Wedding:
12/1/2012
5.0/5.0
Soon after I got engaged, I attended one of the Charleston bridal expos and heard the sweet sounds of Classical Charleston. I have wanted string musicians at my wedding since I was a little girl, and as soon as I heard Andrew and the guys play Air by Bach, I started crying in front of hundreds of people at the expo! I knew then I just HAD to have them play at my wedding. They absolutely lived up to my expectations and their talent is truly moving. Andrew is very quick to answer any questions you might have and is very professional to work with. Thank you Andrew and Tomas!
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I was having a small ceremony at the Planters Inn courtyard and needed a musician for just about an hour. There was probably only about 4 weeks until the wedding, so I was having trouble with finding a musician that would be available. I contacted Andrew and he was able to adjust his schedule to fit my ceremony in, as well as educate me on various instruments that would fit best for the ceremony, seeing I was looking for a soloist. Andrew was easy to get ahold of and responded to my emails very quickly. Andrew was on time and knew what to do and when to play what without me having to worry about anything. I am so glad I was able to pick Andrew, and just let him do his thing so that I did not have to worry about anything. I am very happy with the music and service that I received from Andrew and Classical Charleston.
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Lydia
Wedding:
6/9/2012
5.0/5.0
Charleston Classical provided perfect music for my June 9th wedding. I also really appreciated Andrew's promptness with communication. Could not recommend them more.
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Andrew Mille from Classical Charleston was very prompt in responding to emails, and we were able to conduct all of our business this way (as my husband & I recently moved away from Charleston). I never actually spoke to Andrew, but he met briefly with my husband just prior to the ceremony, and the music was perfect as was the timing. We got many compliments from our guest regarding the ceremony music and their skill. I would not hesitate to select Classical Charleston again for another event!
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Amy
Wedding:
2/11/2012
5.0/5.0
We hired the electric string trio for our wedding. Throughout the process, Andrew was so easy to work with. He answered emails right away, and had lots of good suggestions. I definitely recommend upgrading to the electric trio or quartet. The instruments are very cool, and the sound is beautiful. They definitely added that extra something and were a pleasure to work with.
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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sgraham
Wedding:
11/4/2011
5.0/5.0
we had a great experience with Classical Charleston. having strings was the extra touch that made it special! rates are competitive and they were on time and did a fantastic job
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Mollie
Wedding:
10/15/2011
5.0/5.0
Easy to work with and the music was fantastic. I wouldn't have had it any other way. Made the ceremony so personal and special.
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Meredith
Wedding:
10/15/2011
5.0/5.0
I wish I could rate Andrew and the team at Classical Charleston higher. I will never forget for as long as I live standing in dressing room with the standard pre-wedding butterflies when Andrew and team arrive. The second they started to play, everything suddenly became very peaceful and calm. It was the perfect ambiance for our weeding. In that instant everything felt perfectly right. MY string ensemble my 'must have' for my wedding, above the dress, the cake, everything and I couldn't be more pleased with how it all turned out. The quality, responsiveness and service was beyond anything I expected. For example, I had to change wedding venues 5 months before the wedding due to an unforeseen situation and Andrew made every effort to not only work with us to address his performance at our wedding, BUT ALSO gave me assistance during the crisis by recommending venues and contacts and even checking in on us. I would recommend Classical Charleston for any wedding, reception, or event to anyone. They were the icing on my wedding cake! :)
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Albach
Wedding:
10/13/2011
5.0/5.0
They played a customized song just for us and it was beautiful! Andrew is great!
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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emilydiamond10082011
Wedding:
10/8/2011
5.0/5.0
Andrew was very professional and courteous. He was very accommodating on a special request- we asked for a tiny excerpt of a piece of music featured in the movie Master & Commander and he pulled it off wonderfully! He really knows his stuff! I wish i had a reason to book him again (we opted for a string duet for our small beachfront wedding, Andrew said that was the best option & he was right). If you want something special for your wedding, this is it!
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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vlconnolly29
Wedding:
10/7/2011
5.0/5.0
I highly recommend Classical Charleston for ceremony music!! Andrew Mille did such a fantastic job and he is a pleasure to work with! He truly made my wedding more intimate and personal by playing a couple songs from my all time favorite band, Coldplay!! My walk down the aisle was to my favorite Coldplay song and it was PERFECT! I remember every single note as I walked down. Let's not forget playing Viva La Viva for our recessional! My guest were truly impressed with Andrew's talent and so was I! :)
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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sara
Wedding:
9/15/2011
5.0/5.0
Classical Charleston was awesome, they were flexible and willing to help work within our budget.
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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courtmoates
Wedding:
9/3/2011
5.0/5.0
Andrew was very easy to communicate with. They sounded absolutely perfect out there in the gardens. Thank you for making our day so beautiful!!
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Jennifer
Wedding:
8/20/2011
5.0/5.0
I highly recommend Classical Charleston. My guest are still talking about how great and unique my wedding music was.
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Samantha
Wedding:
7/2/2011
5.0/5.0
I had a violin and cello string duo play the ceremony music at my July 2nd wedding, and it was absolutely beautiful. The music was beyond amazing, and the string duo version of The Verve's "Bittersweet Symphony" is perfect! After months of email communication, Andrew really came through to help make my wedding ceremony truly a moment to remember! :-)
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Robin
Wedding:
6/11/2011
5.0/5.0
I found out about Classical Charleston by going on-line. I loved the way I could listen to them actually playing various pieces. From the moment that I contacted them by e-mail their professionalism, communication and especially their actual performance during the service was top notch. I think that my favorite part of the wedding as mother of the bride was the music. It was so beautiful it made me cry. I ask them if they could play Edelweiss for the grandmothers entrance. It wasn't something that they had not played before but they came through with a beautiful performance of it for the wedding day.
There were questions that I had about what to play when and they were helpful with suggestions. Their actual performance sounded exactly like what you hear when you listen to them on-line. I highly recommend Classical Charleston and would use them again in a heartbeat.
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Patti
Wedding:
6/4/2011
5.0/5.0
Classical Charleston provided a duo of a violin and cello for my noon wedding and it was perfect. Andrew and Tomas are very professional, extremly talented and can play a variety of music from classical to Cold Play. The ceremony was strictly classical and transitioned to more contemporary music after the wedding. Andrew was very responsive, offered very good feedback on music selections, and just very nice to work with. He even helped me find a stylist to do my hair and makeup for my wedding. I would highly recommend Classical Charleston for any special ocassion.
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Christy
Wedding:
5/27/2011
5.0/5.0
I was referred to Classical Charleston by our wedding coordinator, and after talking to Andrew Mille on the phone for the first time, I knew I wanted them to play at our wedding (I selected a duo - violinist and cellist). He was very engaging, answering all of my questions and priced reasonably. They provide sample muisc on their website which was so helpful! When I gave Andrew my list of music that I wanted played he was willing to perform all of it without hesitation, even the music he didn't have sampled on his website. The music was amazing at the wedding and I would recommend this company highly if you are looking for a ceremony musician.
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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jennwvuvt
Wedding:
5/15/2011
5.0/5.0
Classical Charleston is AWSOME!!!
We changed our ceremony music at the last minute....literally less than a week before the wedding...and they were so accommodating. They get bonus points too because our new music choices couldn't have been MORE untraditional.
Great company to work with, you won't be disappointed.
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Fizix_Vixen86
Wedding:
2/20/2011
5.0/5.0
Anyone who is getting married in the Charleston area and is looking for exquisite music should contract with Classical Charleston! I went with pieces other than the traditional wedding marches and trumpet fanfares, and they were so accommodating! Everyone that attended mentioned the music when they told about their favorite details of the wedding. My only regret was that I was so nervous that I don't remember much of it! But I do know that if I had it to do over again, I would definitely hire them. And I would most eagerly recommend them to any bride.
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Vanessa
Wedding:
9/6/2009
5.0/5.0
Classical Charleston provided such wonderful entertainment for our wedding ceremony and cocktail music. It was also nice that you could choose how many musicians that you wanted to better fit the price for your budget and it still sound amazing. They made our wedding ceremony!!
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Autumn
Wedding:
5/9/2009
5.0/5.0
Andrew at Classical Charleston was wonderful to work with. He promptly responded to all my emails and was very helpful in guiding me in choosing the right music for our ceremony. They presented well dressed for our venue and played beautiful music both in the ceremony and during the Cocktail hour.
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Matthew
Wedding:
5/3/2014
4.9/5.0
My wife & I live and work in Los Angeles within the entertainment industry. We had our wedding at the idyllic Magnolia Plantations. Classical Charleston's ability to provide dulcet tones from our favorite movie scores provided such a wonderful element to our experience. The traditional Irish music provided before the ceremony also added a delightful ambiance. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Ronda
Wedding:
9/10/2011
4.9/5.0
Andrew and Classical Charleston provided the
most beautiful music for my wedding. They played
for the pre-wedding gathering, the ceremony and the luncheon.
Their music was perfect.
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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ThomasK
Wedding:
5/23/2011
4.9/5.0
I was very satisfied with the musician. Although my request was short notice he responded promptly and was able to perform at our wedding.
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Shawn
Wedding:
5/2/2010
4.9/5.0
I am originally from Charleston but had moved away a couple of years ago and was planning my wedding from PA when I found Classical Charleston online. Andrew was very flexible, informative, and courteous whenever I came in town to make wedding plans, meeting me when and where it was convient for me. I took two years to plan my wedding and throughout this time he was good about keeping in touch and working with me. We got married in May 2010 outside at Magnolia Plantation. The trio arrived on time, dressed professionally, interacted with the guest in a professional manner, and played the music we had selected for the ceremony beautifully (and I play the violin). During our cocktail hour they chose a jazz selection which was delightful. Since we were outside I was concerned about whether or not we'd be able to hear a trio.. but Andrew was right, the trio was just right! They were flawless and I would recommend them to anyone and everyone! There Cannon D made me cry! There is nothing better than a wedding with classical musicians.
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Nancy
Wedding:
5/24/2014
4.8/5.0
Perfect for our small wedding ceremony! We left the selection of music up to them and their selections were very appropriate! Would definitely hire them again!
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.8/5.0
Andrew and Classical Charleston were wonderful to work with for our ceremony music. The music was elegant yet customized to the more fun, celebratory vibe we were going for. Highly recommend!
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Richard
Wedding:
4/19/2014
4.8/5.0
Wonderful working with Classical Charleston. We looked around a good bit and were very happy we went with this team. By far the widest musical repertoire - even learning a few more obscure pieces that we requested. Very professional and quick to respond... we were out of town weeks before the wedding so did multiple phone calls and had one meeting before the event. I gave a 4 on value only because Classical Charleston is a luxury product in a market with many economical options. You're flying first class (not coach) with them so yes, the price will be higher. Indeed though, you get what you pay for.
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.8/5.0
Classical Charleston was a great decision for wedding music. We worked personally with Andrew Mille. He was so wonderful and creative with suggestions for our wedding day. My husband and I really loved his music and him personally. The music and appearance of the string duet at our wedding was so romantic. We had several comments on the ceremony as well, and would highly recommend him to any engaged couple!!
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.7/5.0
Scheduling was extremely easy with Andrew Mile and he was incredibly responsive to all of my emails. He provided me samples and song lists upon request and was eager to help. They even learned new songs that I requested at no extra cost - very appreciated! On the actual wedding day, our musician double-checked with me on the volume and sound to make sure it was perfect. He was a skilled pianist - there was a tiny mix-up with two of the songs so my groom didn't actually walk down to the song he had selected, but they were all classic songs and no one noticed or cared - my only advice is to not make changes once you send the selection list! Overall, Classical Charleston was an absolutely dependable vendor that I would highly recommend and use again.
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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ssanders
Wedding:
5/14/2011
4.7/5.0
The musciians played throught the ceremony and cocktail hour. Although I did not hear much of their performances, the guests told me they were wonderful and a great addition to the event.
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.6/5.0
Due to my work schedule, I didn't have a lot of time to get mired in the details of wedding planning. Therefore, I turned over all the music selection to Andrew with the exception of the song for my entrance. Guests raved about his selections and I was so thankful to work with someone so professional. He made my life much easier and was very thankful for his contributions to our ceremony.
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.6/5.0
They did a wonderful job!!! We got married on the beach, and I do wish I could have heard them a bit better- we could have use a microphone. But they did a wonderful job and I would definitely hire them again.
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Danielle
Wedding:
12/30/2011
4.5/5.0
I wanted a mix of contemporary and classical music at our wedding and that was exactly what was provided. It was perfect. Tons of compliments!
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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jamie
Wedding:
11/8/2013
4.4/5.0
A beautiful touch to our daughters wedding.
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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autumn
Wedding:
5/10/2014
4.3/5.0
The music could not have been more beautiful the day of our wedding. The musicans arrived right on time and immediately began to practice.
Services Used: Ceremony Music

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