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Columbia River Strings

Portland , OR
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LOCATION

Portland, OR US 97202 (map)

PHONE

425-210-9262

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Columbia River Strings works with brides and grooms to make your wedding music sound exactly like you have imagined it. Our repertoire includes an extensive set of current and classic... Read more
Columbia River Strings works with brides and grooms to make your wedding music sound exactly like you have imagined it. Our repertoire includes an extensive set of current and classic pop hits as well as timeless jazz standards and wedding classics. We can also arrange specially requested songs and pieces for your wedding. You can hear a sampling of our recent arrangements at 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, Inquiries@ColumbiaRiverStrings.com Read less
Ceremony Music

PHOTOS

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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
What instruments does your group play?
Cello, Viola, Violin

REVIEWS

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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:
Recently Married
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
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Alexandra
Wedding:
7/26/2014
5.0/5.0
I could not be more thrilled with my experience. They offer to learn a song of your choice. I picked a Sigur Ros tune for when family and wedding party walked down the aisle. I was already in tears by how beautiful their version was; even before I walked down the aisle!

Would recommend them in a heartbeat. Really easy to work with too.
I could not be more thrilled with my experience. They offer to learn a song of your choice. I picked a Sigur Ros tune for Read more...
I could not be more thrilled with my experience. They offer to learn a song of your choice. I picked a Sigur Ros tune for when family and wedding party walked down the aisle. I was already in tears by how beautiful their version was; even before I walked down the aisle!

Would recommend them in a heartbeat. Really easy to work with too. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We were so happy with their service and our guests loved it!! We got so many compliments about the musicians and were told by many that it was the perfect touch to our ceremony. :)
We were so happy with their service and our guests loved it!! We got so many compliments about the musicians and were told Read more...
We were so happy with their service and our guests loved it!! We got so many compliments about the musicians and were told by many that it was the perfect touch to our ceremony. :) Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Jonathan
Wedding:
9/1/2013
5.0/5.0
We had a string quartet from Columbia River Strings play our wedding last weekend. Our wedding ceremony was at a park that did not allow amplified sound last weekend and Columbia River Strings was an amazing addition. The music was beautiful. Several people commented to us that they typically do not get emotional at weddings but the ceremony music really got to them.

We were especially impressed by how well they aligned the music to our ceremony given how little we communicated with them (which was our fault because we were terrible at promptly responding to their e-mails because we were so busy getting ready). Even with our very slow and non-thorough responses, they nailed the flow of the ceremony we were going for. The audience probably thought they had practiced with us at the rehearsal!

On top of how amazing they were to work with, their prices were competitive compared to the other string quartets we spoke with.
We had a string quartet from Columbia River Strings play our wedding last weekend. Our wedding ceremony was at a park that Read more...
We had a string quartet from Columbia River Strings play our wedding last weekend. Our wedding ceremony was at a park that did not allow amplified sound last weekend and Columbia River Strings was an amazing addition. The music was beautiful. Several people commented to us that they typically do not get emotional at weddings but the ceremony music really got to them.

We were especially impressed by how well they aligned the music to our ceremony given how little we communicated with them (which was our fault because we were terrible at promptly responding to their e-mails because we were so busy getting ready). Even with our very slow and non-thorough responses, they nailed the flow of the ceremony we were going for. The audience probably thought they had practiced with us at the rehearsal!

On top of how amazing they were to work with, their prices were competitive compared to the other string quartets we spoke with. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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tabitha
Wedding:
8/24/2013
5.0/5.0
Columbia River Strings played our wedding this last weekend, they arrived early and were so professional and accommodating. They are wonderful at what they do, and made sure our ceremony went off without a hitch :). I definitely would recommend using them for any event music is requested. I will definitely always remember them! Thank you so much!
Columbia River Strings played our wedding this last weekend, they arrived early and were so professional and Read more...
Columbia River Strings played our wedding this last weekend, they arrived early and were so professional and accommodating. They are wonderful at what they do, and made sure our ceremony went off without a hitch :). I definitely would recommend using them for any event music is requested. I will definitely always remember them! Thank you so much! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We used Columbia River Strings for our wedding ceremony in July of this year and they were great! We had a duo perform and they did a great job. Booking through their online tool was very easy and made the experience enjoyable. I would definitely recommend!
We used Columbia River Strings for our wedding ceremony in July of this year and they were great! We had a duo perform and Read more...
We used Columbia River Strings for our wedding ceremony in July of this year and they were great! We had a duo perform and they did a great job. Booking through their online tool was very easy and made the experience enjoyable. I would definitely recommend! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Lindsey
Wedding:
6/15/2013
5.0/5.0
We had a beautiful duet of a violin and cello and it was absolutely perfect for our wedding. They played fantastic music and were the icing on the cake so to speak for our ceremony at the Columbia Gorge Hotel.
We had a beautiful duet of a violin and cello and it was absolutely perfect for our wedding. They played fantastic music Read more...
We had a beautiful duet of a violin and cello and it was absolutely perfect for our wedding. They played fantastic music and were the icing on the cake so to speak for our ceremony at the Columbia Gorge Hotel. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Margot
Wedding:
6/12/2014
4.8/5.0
These guys were easy to work with, came on time, and while I didn't interact with them at all as the bride, I heard they were good to work with. I absolutely recommend them, but do think you should definitely have someone onsite to communicate, especially if you are straying from the cliche Wagner and Pachibel stuff, or if you want them to play a specific part of a piece. Also, there was a bit of a long delay between the bridal party music and the bride and father music, which was a surprise, but fortunately we had a family friend to notify them to change it. Other than that everything went perfectly and they played really well...just be very clear with what you want on the day of the event itself and maybe have someone there to coordinate.
These guys were easy to work with, came on time, and while I didn't interact with them at all as the bride, I heard they Read more...
These guys were easy to work with, came on time, and while I didn't interact with them at all as the bride, I heard they were good to work with. I absolutely recommend them, but do think you should definitely have someone onsite to communicate, especially if you are straying from the cliche Wagner and Pachibel stuff, or if you want them to play a specific part of a piece. Also, there was a bit of a long delay between the bridal party music and the bride and father music, which was a surprise, but fortunately we had a family friend to notify them to change it. Other than that everything went perfectly and they played really well...just be very clear with what you want on the day of the event itself and maybe have someone there to coordinate. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Imari
Wedding:
3/22/2014
4.7/5.0
we were so pleased with columbia river strings and so were the guests! i researched many local musicians when i was in the planning stage of our wedding and found the columbia strings website to be the most appealing. when i got in touch with them, i was even more pleased with their flexibility and professionalism. they arrived promptly and played the most beautiful set of music during our ceremony - it was magical! i would highly recommend them to anyone looking for top notch artists during their wedding or event.
we were so pleased with columbia river strings and so were the guests! i researched many local musicians when i was in the Read more...
we were so pleased with columbia river strings and so were the guests! i researched many local musicians when i was in the planning stage of our wedding and found the columbia strings website to be the most appealing. when i got in touch with them, i was even more pleased with their flexibility and professionalism. they arrived promptly and played the most beautiful set of music during our ceremony - it was magical! i would highly recommend them to anyone looking for top notch artists during their wedding or event. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.7/5.0
Our daughter decided to get married in the Columbia Gorge at an outdoor venue, so we were very happy to find The Columbia Strings who were willing to come to play for the wedding, even though it was an hour or more drive from the Portland area. We found Mitchell to be friendly and helpful in answering all our questions and making us feel confident that they would provide beautiful music for both before and during the ceremony. The day turned out to be beautiful and sunny and having The Columbia Strings play some special requests for the Bride & Groom made the wedding even more special.
Our daughter decided to get married in the Columbia Gorge at an outdoor venue, so we were very happy to find The Columbia Read more...
Our daughter decided to get married in the Columbia Gorge at an outdoor venue, so we were very happy to find The Columbia Strings who were willing to come to play for the wedding, even though it was an hour or more drive from the Portland area. We found Mitchell to be friendly and helpful in answering all our questions and making us feel confident that they would provide beautiful music for both before and during the ceremony. The day turned out to be beautiful and sunny and having The Columbia Strings play some special requests for the Bride & Groom made the wedding even more special. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Xander
Wedding:
7/12/2014
4.5/5.0
These guys gave our wedding a classy and dignified air. They were professional and punctual, they adjusted to last-minute changes, and they played pretty well.
These guys gave our wedding a classy and dignified air. They were professional and punctual, they adjusted to last-minute Read more...
These guys gave our wedding a classy and dignified air. They were professional and punctual, they adjusted to last-minute changes, and they played pretty well. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music

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