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Columbia River Strings

Portland , OR
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Portland, OR 97202 US (map)

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425-210-9262

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ABOUT US

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... Read more
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.

As an optional service, we can make you a sound track of your wedding. We will professionally record the songs we played, and send you a CD. Contact us about this any time before or after your special day. If you had some specially arranged songs at your wedding, it can be a great way to remember them on your anniversary.

Please contact us with any questions or inquiries regarding our service. 425-210-9262, 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

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
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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Elishia
Wedding:
9/13/2014
5.0/5.0
Of all the vendors we interacted with for our wedding, Columbia River Strings was the most professional in terms of responsiveness. When you're in the planning stage, it is very frustrating when you can't get ahold of a vendor. Almost every time I called, someone answered or called me back within the 1/2 hour. Aside from the business professionalism, the actual music was divine. They created a heightened, elegant atmosphere that made everyone feel lucky to be there. I am beyond pleased with the result. They are A++
Of all the vendors we interacted with for our wedding, Columbia River Strings was the most professional in terms of Read more...
Of all the vendors we interacted with for our wedding, Columbia River Strings was the most professional in terms of responsiveness. When you're in the planning stage, it is very frustrating when you can't get ahold of a vendor. Almost every time I called, someone answered or called me back within the 1/2 hour. Aside from the business professionalism, the actual music was divine. They created a heightened, elegant atmosphere that made everyone feel lucky to be there. I am beyond pleased with the result. They are A++ Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
When we contacted Columbia River Strings to provide music for the ceremony portion of our daughter's wedding, we went totally on faith by what we saw on their website as we were planning the wedding long distance. We were very pleased from the first time we received an e-mail when we first contacted them with their responsiveness and ease of communication. They day of the ceremony was stress free and their sound is beautiful. Their website has many popular selections to listen to. Bride and groom chose all the music and they also can play many selections that are not listed. (As mother of the bride, tissues necessary!).
When we contacted Columbia River Strings to provide music for the ceremony portion of our daughter's wedding, we went Read more...
When we contacted Columbia River Strings to provide music for the ceremony portion of our daughter's wedding, we went totally on faith by what we saw on their website as we were planning the wedding long distance. We were very pleased from the first time we received an e-mail when we first contacted them with their responsiveness and ease of communication. They day of the ceremony was stress free and their sound is beautiful. Their website has many popular selections to listen to. Bride and groom chose all the music and they also can play many selections that are not listed. (As mother of the bride, tissues necessary!). Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Larry
Wedding:
8/23/2014
5.0/5.0
The Columbia River Strings exceeded expectations in every way. Not only are they fabulous musicians with a wonderful repertoire, they know how they fit in with a wedding ceremony to make it a memorable and enjoyable experience for all. Everyone in the party, all the way down to the 6-year-olds, agreed: They were superb. I would hire them again and recommend them without reservations.
The Columbia River Strings exceeded expectations in every way. Not only are they fabulous musicians with a wonderful Read more...
The Columbia River Strings exceeded expectations in every way. Not only are they fabulous musicians with a wonderful repertoire, they know how they fit in with a wedding ceremony to make it a memorable and enjoyable experience for all. Everyone in the party, all the way down to the 6-year-olds, agreed: They were superb. I would hire them again and recommend them without reservations. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Giorgina
Wedding:
8/23/2014
5.0/5.0
Columbia River Strings played beautiful music for our ceremony. They were always responsive, reasonably priced and the day of the event provided us a wonderful service!
Columbia River Strings played beautiful music for our ceremony. They were always responsive, reasonably priced and the day Read more...
Columbia River Strings played beautiful music for our ceremony. They were always responsive, reasonably priced and the day of the event provided us a wonderful service! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music

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