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Columbia River Strings

Portland , OR
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Portland, OR 97202 US (map)

PHONE

425-210-9262

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ABOUT US

Over the last several years we have played for hundreds of wedding ceremonies, cocktail receptions, and corporate events. As a group, we have come together as colleagues from the Oregon... Read more
Over the last several years we have played for hundreds of wedding ceremonies, cocktail receptions, and corporate events. As a group, we have come together as colleagues from the Oregon Symphony, and Portland Opera Ballet Orchestra.

Included in our repertoire is Top 40, pop, Beatles and more on strings. Listen to sample professional arrangements on our website: ColumbiaRiverStrings.com/Music.php. We can also configure as a quartet, trio, or duo to fit various venues and budgets.

Please contact us with any questions or inquiries regarding our service at ColumbiaRiverStrings@gmail.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, String - Quartet, String - Trio
How many musicians are in your band(s)?
1-3, 4-6
What instruments does your group play?
Cello, Viola, Violin
What services do you provide?
Ceremony Music, Cocktail Hour Music, Instrumentals, Learn New Songs, Reception Music, Rehearsal Dinner Music

REVIEWS

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Mychal
Wedding:
11/27/2016
5.0/5.0
My wife and I could not have been more pleased with the quality of our group. Everything from the pre wedding to the cocktail hour was perfect. We can't thank you enough for being apart of our special day.
My wife and I could not have been more pleased with the quality of our group. Everything from the pre wedding to the Read more...
My wife and I could not have been more pleased with the quality of our group. Everything from the pre wedding to the cocktail hour was perfect. We can't thank you enough for being apart of our special day. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Megan
Wedding:
10/1/2016
5.0/5.0
Great value, very professional. Easy to work with leading up to the event. Great selection of songs. The day of, I was worried because the forecast called for rain for our outdoor ceremony. We set up a canopy for the duo of musicians and they happily stuck out the rain during our ceremony. They were friendly, happy, courteous, and professional. I would highly recommend them!
Great value, very professional. Easy to work with leading up to the event. Great selection of songs. The day of, I was Read more...
Great value, very professional. Easy to work with leading up to the event. Great selection of songs. The day of, I was worried because the forecast called for rain for our outdoor ceremony. We set up a canopy for the duo of musicians and they happily stuck out the rain during our ceremony. They were friendly, happy, courteous, and professional. I would highly recommend them! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Sierra
Wedding:
9/23/2016
5.0/5.0
Columbia River Strings was a wonderful group to work with. We had Casey, a violinist, play ceremony music and it was absolutely perfect. We got married at a waterfall, that was about a one mile hike in and out. Casey carried her violin and music stand the entire way. We hadn't really planned out a lot, so I just asked her to play a selection of her choice, and everyone commented on how wonderful the songs were. Casey is talented and also friendly and sweet to talk with. I highly recommend Columbia River strings!
Columbia River Strings was a wonderful group to work with. We had Casey, a violinist, play ceremony music and it was Read more...
Columbia River Strings was a wonderful group to work with. We had Casey, a violinist, play ceremony music and it was absolutely perfect. We got married at a waterfall, that was about a one mile hike in and out. Casey carried her violin and music stand the entire way. We hadn't really planned out a lot, so I just asked her to play a selection of her choice, and everyone commented on how wonderful the songs were. Casey is talented and also friendly and sweet to talk with. I highly recommend Columbia River strings! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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John
Wedding:
7/16/2016
5.0/5.0
CRS was the cherry on the top of the cake! Our wedding would not have been the same without the music provided by the talented CRS musicians. The string trio added the perfect touch of class to our wedding, my wife and I both loved the sweet sounds this added to our outdoor event. We even waited for the musicians at the end of the cermony to thank them, they absolutely made our day. Thank you and good job, you made our already special day, that much better.
CRS was the cherry on the top of the cake! Our wedding would not have been the same without the music provided by the Read more...
CRS was the cherry on the top of the cake! Our wedding would not have been the same without the music provided by the talented CRS musicians. The string trio added the perfect touch of class to our wedding, my wife and I both loved the sweet sounds this added to our outdoor event. We even waited for the musicians at the end of the cermony to thank them, they absolutely made our day. Thank you and good job, you made our already special day, that much better. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We had the Columbia River Strings play at our Company Dinner. They were fantastic and added a great degree of class and atmosphere to our event. The Star Wars theme was certainly a highlight, and I also enjoyed their versions of modern music like FUN. Also, one of their violinists definitely looks like Andrew Garfield, so... there's a chance he might be Spiderman.
We had the Columbia River Strings play at our Company Dinner. They were fantastic and added a great degree of class and Read more...
We had the Columbia River Strings play at our Company Dinner. They were fantastic and added a great degree of class and atmosphere to our event. The Star Wars theme was certainly a highlight, and I also enjoyed their versions of modern music like FUN. Also, one of their violinists definitely looks like Andrew Garfield, so... there's a chance he might be Spiderman. Read less
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Rob
Wedding:
10/3/2015
5.0/5.0
The string quartet with their contemporary music added a real Portland Vibe to the cocktail reception after my son's rooftop wedding at the Exchange Ballroom.

This was a "music crowd" and they fit right in.
The string quartet with their contemporary music added a real Portland Vibe to the cocktail reception after my son's Read more...
The string quartet with their contemporary music added a real Portland Vibe to the cocktail reception after my son's rooftop wedding at the Exchange Ballroom.

This was a "music crowd" and they fit right in. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Le
Wedding:
9/26/2015
5.0/5.0
I'll be honest, I was so tunnel-visioned during the wedding that I'm not sure I actually heard any music. Either that, or it just blended so well into the beauty of the day that it was indistinguishable from the love and excitement I was feeling anyway. My guests sure noticed, and we received nothing but incredible compliments! I can't wait to get the video so that I can hear it again =).

I must say, Mitchell was a pleasure to work with. He was professional and reliable, and was able to work with our musical choices last minute. We would definitely recommend this group to any of our friends!
I'll be honest, I was so tunnel-visioned during the wedding that I'm not sure I actually heard any music. Either that, or Read more...
I'll be honest, I was so tunnel-visioned during the wedding that I'm not sure I actually heard any music. Either that, or it just blended so well into the beauty of the day that it was indistinguishable from the love and excitement I was feeling anyway. My guests sure noticed, and we received nothing but incredible compliments! I can't wait to get the video so that I can hear it again =).

I must say, Mitchell was a pleasure to work with. He was professional and reliable, and was able to work with our musical choices last minute. We would definitely recommend this group to any of our friends! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Jessica
Wedding:
9/5/2015
5.0/5.0
When I started to plan my wedding, I wasn't sure of a lot of things beyond the groom - but I did know for a fact that I was going to walk down the aisle to "Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)" by Arcade Fire and I was going to make that happen come hell or highwater.

I found Columbia River Strings through a random Google search and after a few prompt, positive, informative emails with them I was ready to book - mostly because their fee includes learning one custom song. Perfect!
Their payment process through the website is easy, and I appreciated being able to pay online.

We did encounter some sprinkles on our wedding day (it *was* a September wedding in Oregon) but came prepared with a pop-up 10x10 canopy for the musicians which you are required to provide, so don't miss that detail (same goes for extreme heat).

Living in another state paired with a busy wedding day meant never actually meeting any of the musicians in person, but I am so glad they were a part of my wedding day - the music was lovely and my favorite part of the whole day was my walk down the aisle, to my song of choice, performed beautifully by Columbia River Strings.
When I started to plan my wedding, I wasn't sure of a lot of things beyond the groom - but I did know for a fact that I Read more...
When I started to plan my wedding, I wasn't sure of a lot of things beyond the groom - but I did know for a fact that I was going to walk down the aisle to "Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)" by Arcade Fire and I was going to make that happen come hell or highwater.

I found Columbia River Strings through a random Google search and after a few prompt, positive, informative emails with them I was ready to book - mostly because their fee includes learning one custom song. Perfect!
Their payment process through the website is easy, and I appreciated being able to pay online.

We did encounter some sprinkles on our wedding day (it *was* a September wedding in Oregon) but came prepared with a pop-up 10x10 canopy for the musicians which you are required to provide, so don't miss that detail (same goes for extreme heat).

Living in another state paired with a busy wedding day meant never actually meeting any of the musicians in person, but I am so glad they were a part of my wedding day - the music was lovely and my favorite part of the whole day was my walk down the aisle, to my song of choice, performed beautifully by Columbia River Strings. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Jill
Wedding:
7/3/2015
5.0/5.0
I hired the Columbia River Strings for my daughter's wedding and could not have been more pleased. The music was wonderful and the two new songs requested for the processional were truly amazing. I hired them to play during the cocktail hour as well which delighted many of the guests. Received many compliments from the guests regarding the music. "so enjoyable", "wonderful compliment to the venue", "wish they could play all night".
I hired the Columbia River Strings for my daughter's wedding and could not have been more pleased. The music was wonderful Read more...
I hired the Columbia River Strings for my daughter's wedding and could not have been more pleased. The music was wonderful and the two new songs requested for the processional were truly amazing. I hired them to play during the cocktail hour as well which delighted many of the guests. Received many compliments from the guests regarding the music. "so enjoyable", "wonderful compliment to the venue", "wish they could play all night". Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Morgan
Wedding:
10/18/2014
5.0/5.0
I can't say enough about how personable, wonderful and understanding Mitchell is, and the quartet was phenomenal! Completely professional and prompt, Columbia River Strings was one of the few parts of the wedding I never had to worry about once the plan was set. Wonderful! I was truly sad that I didn't have the time to just sit there and listen to them!
I can't say enough about how personable, wonderful and understanding Mitchell is, and the quartet was phenomenal! Read more...
I can't say enough about how personable, wonderful and understanding Mitchell is, and the quartet was phenomenal! Completely professional and prompt, Columbia River Strings was one of the few parts of the wedding I never had to worry about once the plan was set. Wonderful! I was truly sad that I didn't have the time to just sit there and listen to them! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music

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