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Fermata Music

Columbus , OH

LOCATION

Box 20507
Columbus, OH US 43220 (map)
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ABOUT US

Ceremony music, cocktails, dinner music, deejay... Cross off the whole list at once! Fermata makes music

the easiest part of your planning - from ceremony strings, harp,... Read more
Ceremony music, cocktails, dinner music, deejay... Cross off the whole list at once! Fermata makes music

the easiest part of your planning - from ceremony strings, harp, cello, classical guitar, through cocktail piano

and dinner jazz, our ensembles, bands, and deejays have amazed Ohio brides since 2005.



Leave guests raving about your wedding. The right music just gives it that kind of flair. And with personalized

attention from friendly staff, it couldn't be easier. Send us a request or call us directly for an affordable quote

today at 614-271-2163! We'll do the rest. Read less
Band , Ceremony Music , DJ

PHOTOS

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INFO FOR BAND

Are you an agency or a band?
Agency
What is the size of your band?
Large (6+ musicians), Medium (4-6 musicians), Small (1-3 musicians)
What music genre does your band play?
50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, Acoustic, Blues, Calypso, Classic Rock, Classical, Dance, Funk, Jazz, Latin, Motown, Oldies, Pop, R&B, Rock, Soul, Strings, Swing
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes

INFO FOR CEREMONY MUSIC

What ceremony music arrangements can you provide?
Brass - Quartet, Brass - Quintet, Brass - Trio, Instrumental - Duo, Instrumental - Solo, Instrumental - Trio, Soloist / Vocalist, String - Quartet, String - Quintet, String - Trio
What instruments does your group play?
Cello, Drums, Flute, Guitar, Harp, Organ, Piano, Saxophone, Trumpet, Viola, Violin

INFO FOR DJ

What music genres are in your collection?
50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, Acoustic, Big Band, Classic Rock, Classical, Country, Dance, Folk, Funk, Gospel, Hip Hop, Jazz, Motown, Oldies, Orchestra, Pop, Punk Rock, R&B, Rock, Soul, Strings, Swing, World
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes

REVIEWS

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Jessica
Wedding:
5/24/2014
5.0/5.0
We hired Fermata Music to provide a string trio for our ceremony/cocktail hour music and a DJ for our reception. The string trio was awesome but the DJ is what really stole the show. We had a DJ named Pete and he was the best. Played exactly what we wanted to hear at the reception and kept the guests dancing. If you hire Fermata for their DJ services, make sure to request Pete - you will not be disappointed!
Jessica & Matt Brimmer
We hired Fermata Music to provide a string trio for our ceremony/cocktail hour music and a DJ for our reception. The Read more...
We hired Fermata Music to provide a string trio for our ceremony/cocktail hour music and a DJ for our reception. The string trio was awesome but the DJ is what really stole the show. We had a DJ named Pete and he was the best. Played exactly what we wanted to hear at the reception and kept the guests dancing. If you hire Fermata for their DJ services, make sure to request Pete - you will not be disappointed!
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Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Very helpful, allowed us to pick and choose songs that were meaningful to us. Very flexible with the weather, and very professional with the venue set-up and coordination. They are wonderful to work with!
Very helpful, allowed us to pick and choose songs that were meaningful to us. Very flexible with the weather, and very Read more...
Very helpful, allowed us to pick and choose songs that were meaningful to us. Very flexible with the weather, and very professional with the venue set-up and coordination. They are wonderful to work with! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Fermata Music is great!!! They were so timely and accommodating, and knew the venue space and how it would carry sound...the attention to detail was amazing. They let us choose the music and be creative, and it turned out beautifully!! I highly recommend the string trio for any ceremony!
Fermata Music is great!!! They were so timely and accommodating, and knew the venue space and how it would carry Read more...
Fermata Music is great!!! They were so timely and accommodating, and knew the venue space and how it would carry sound...the attention to detail was amazing. They let us choose the music and be creative, and it turned out beautifully!! I highly recommend the string trio for any ceremony! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Mitch, the person I was in regular contact with, was very responsive when I would email or call him. He would either always answer right back, or call me to chat about our big day. The ceremony musicians provided beautiful music, with a lot of different choices to pick from. The reception band was also outstanding. We had some logistical snags at the reception and they just took it in stride and kept things moving along.
Mitch, the person I was in regular contact with, was very responsive when I would email or call him. He would either Read more...
Mitch, the person I was in regular contact with, was very responsive when I would email or call him. He would either always answer right back, or call me to chat about our big day. The ceremony musicians provided beautiful music, with a lot of different choices to pick from. The reception band was also outstanding. We had some logistical snags at the reception and they just took it in stride and kept things moving along. Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
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B
Wedding:
6/15/2013
5.0/5.0
Fermata Music did a wonderful job at my oldest daughter's wedding six years ago, and were just as wonderful recently at my youngest daughter's wedding. If I could do nothing else I would scrounge every penny to have them, as the music really sets the mood and tone for a beautiful, special, and memorable day. My oldest daughter received comments more than a year and a half later on how simple yet elegant her wedding was. Well worth the money.
Fermata Music did a wonderful job at my oldest daughter's wedding six years ago, and were just as wonderful recently at my Read more...
Fermata Music did a wonderful job at my oldest daughter's wedding six years ago, and were just as wonderful recently at my youngest daughter's wedding. If I could do nothing else I would scrounge every penny to have them, as the music really sets the mood and tone for a beautiful, special, and memorable day. My oldest daughter received comments more than a year and a half later on how simple yet elegant her wedding was. Well worth the money. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Heather
Wedding:
6/1/2013
5.0/5.0
We had the quartet perform during our dinner at the reception and the guests raved about them! Definitely one of our favorite things we had at our wedding!
We had the quartet perform during our dinner at the reception and the guests raved about them! Definitely one of our Read more...
We had the quartet perform during our dinner at the reception and the guests raved about them! Definitely one of our favorite things we had at our wedding! Read less
Services Used: Band
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Monica
Wedding:
5/24/2013
5.0/5.0
Mitch from Fermata Music was a huge help in planning my wedding music. Everything was of the upmost quality. I was so happy with the result. His attention to detail and professionalism were bar none. Everyone commented on how well the music was and it truly made the day so special! I absolutely recommend Mitch from Fermata.
Mitch from Fermata Music was a huge help in planning my wedding music. Everything was of the upmost quality. I was so Read more...
Mitch from Fermata Music was a huge help in planning my wedding music. Everything was of the upmost quality. I was so happy with the result. His attention to detail and professionalism were bar none. Everyone commented on how well the music was and it truly made the day so special! I absolutely recommend Mitch from Fermata. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Phelicia
Wedding:
5/18/2013
5.0/5.0
Fermata provided us with a violin and cello for our ceremony, a three piece jazz band with vocalist for cocktail hour, and a DJ for dinner and dancing. All three elements were flawless and operated professionally and according to ours plans! Mitch and our DJ both went over every detail of the day with us beforehand, so I didn't have to worry about any details the day of and was able to enjoy it all. Our guests were impressed by the performance of all the musicians!Thank you to all for making our wedding so memorable!!
Fermata provided us with a violin and cello for our ceremony, a three piece jazz band with vocalist for cocktail hour, and Read more...
Fermata provided us with a violin and cello for our ceremony, a three piece jazz band with vocalist for cocktail hour, and a DJ for dinner and dancing. All three elements were flawless and operated professionally and according to ours plans! Mitch and our DJ both went over every detail of the day with us beforehand, so I didn't have to worry about any details the day of and was able to enjoy it all. Our guests were impressed by the performance of all the musicians!Thank you to all for making our wedding so memorable!! Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music, DJ
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Billy
Wedding:
5/11/2013
5.0/5.0
In one word… Professional! The staff and musicians of Fermata Music are wonderful. Mitch was always available to discuss our needs and answer our questions. The string quartet that was hired was punctual, understanding, accommodating and sounded spectacular on our wedding day. My bride and I continue to get comments from our guess regarding how great the quartet sounded and how much they enjoyed the music during our ceremony and cocktail hour. We cannot recommend Fermata Music enough. You will not regret going with Fermata Music for your wedding or special event.
In one word… Professional! The staff and musicians of Fermata Music are wonderful. Mitch was always available to discuss Read more...
In one word… Professional! The staff and musicians of Fermata Music are wonderful. Mitch was always available to discuss our needs and answer our questions. The string quartet that was hired was punctual, understanding, accommodating and sounded spectacular on our wedding day. My bride and I continue to get comments from our guess regarding how great the quartet sounded and how much they enjoyed the music during our ceremony and cocktail hour. We cannot recommend Fermata Music enough. You will not regret going with Fermata Music for your wedding or special event. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Amy
Wedding:
12/31/2012
5.0/5.0
We loved having Fermata music at our wedding. They were playing as our guests walked into the ballroom and continued through dinner. They were so good and our guests loved them! Several people told us that was their favorite part of our wedding. They played great songs, sounded great, and were very professional. I didn't have a single issue with them all through my planning and I was very pleased. My best friend has booked them to play at her wedding after seeing them at mine and I can't to be able to see them again.
We loved having Fermata music at our wedding. They were playing as our guests walked into the ballroom and continued Read more...
We loved having Fermata music at our wedding. They were playing as our guests walked into the ballroom and continued through dinner. They were so good and our guests loved them! Several people told us that was their favorite part of our wedding. They played great songs, sounded great, and were very professional. I didn't have a single issue with them all through my planning and I was very pleased. My best friend has booked them to play at her wedding after seeing them at mine and I can't to be able to see them again. Read less
Services Used: Band
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Katlin
Wedding:
8/20/2011
5.0/5.0
We used Fermata for our ceremony music, specifically the harp/violin duo, and were VERY pleased! They were able to create the exact ambiance that we were looking for for our wedding ceremony. As a musician myself, I can safely say that their talent and class was very clear. We would most definitely recommend Fermata to anyone in search of musicians.
We used Fermata for our ceremony music, specifically the harp/violin duo, and were VERY pleased! They were able to create Read more...
We used Fermata for our ceremony music, specifically the harp/violin duo, and were VERY pleased! They were able to create the exact ambiance that we were looking for for our wedding ceremony. As a musician myself, I can safely say that their talent and class was very clear. We would most definitely recommend Fermata to anyone in search of musicians. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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2BMrs.
Wedding:
7/31/2010
5.0/5.0
I requested a soloist/ guitarist for a couple special music songs during the ceremony and Mitch found us the perfect match in Phil. Phil was amazing, punctual, polite and a great addition to our ceremony. We never met before the day of and I didnt have to worry for a moment. Its also nice to go through the company because if something had happened with Phil they would have found us another musician to the best of their ability.
I requested a soloist/ guitarist for a couple special music songs during the ceremony and Mitch found us the perfect match Read more...
I requested a soloist/ guitarist for a couple special music songs during the ceremony and Mitch found us the perfect match in Phil. Phil was amazing, punctual, polite and a great addition to our ceremony. We never met before the day of and I didnt have to worry for a moment. Its also nice to go through the company because if something had happened with Phil they would have found us another musician to the best of their ability. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Brooklynne
Wedding:
7/17/2010
5.0/5.0
Mitch and the Fermata team are great to work with. We had a trio for the ceremony and jazz trio with a singer for cocktails and all was great.
Mitch and the Fermata team are great to work with. We had a trio for the ceremony and jazz trio with a singer for Read more...
Mitch and the Fermata team are great to work with. We had a trio for the ceremony and jazz trio with a singer for cocktails and all was great. Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
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Alexandra
Wedding:
5/8/2010
5.0/5.0
Booked a trumpet player, organist, and cantor a month and a half before the wedding. Mitch, the manager, was easy to work with, had great communication, and listened to what I wanted. He called 2 days before to wedding to go over timing and everything completely, and called my again the day before to wish us luck and congrats. All of our musicians were already trained for Catholic mass, which not all places had, and the prices were better than other places I looked. The musicians did an excellent job, and even my husband commented on how beautiful the music sounded in the Church.
Booked a trumpet player, organist, and cantor a month and a half before the wedding. Mitch, the manager, was easy to work Read more...
Booked a trumpet player, organist, and cantor a month and a half before the wedding. Mitch, the manager, was easy to work with, had great communication, and listened to what I wanted. He called 2 days before to wedding to go over timing and everything completely, and called my again the day before to wish us luck and congrats. All of our musicians were already trained for Catholic mass, which not all places had, and the prices were better than other places I looked. The musicians did an excellent job, and even my husband commented on how beautiful the music sounded in the Church. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Lisa
Wedding:
6/28/2008
5.0/5.0
We hired a solo pianist to play with my Uncle, who plays the saxophone, during the ceremony. They sounded great together and Fermata was very flexible with working with the music I wanted to have played and working with my Uncle. Mitch, the music director, was great to work with and I would recommend their services for any event.
We hired a solo pianist to play with my Uncle, who plays the saxophone, during the ceremony. They sounded great together Read more...
We hired a solo pianist to play with my Uncle, who plays the saxophone, during the ceremony. They sounded great together and Fermata was very flexible with working with the music I wanted to have played and working with my Uncle. Mitch, the music director, was great to work with and I would recommend their services for any event. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Mathnapkin
Wedding:
8/20/2011
4.9/5.0
We used Fermata Music to book a Pianist for our wedding ceremony. Mitch was fantastic to work with, made sure he knew all the details of the ceremony before hand, and was very kind and professional. The pianist, Dean, played beautifully, and even accompanied a relative who we had sing Ave Maria. The price was very reasonable. We would surely recommend both Mitch and Dean.

Only place to be improved upon; missed one pre-scheduled phone call meeting, and harder to speak to over the phone after normal business hours (when you have a busy work schedule like me, it's nice to be able to talk to someone in the evening). Still, an excellent company with great people.
We used Fermata Music to book a Pianist for our wedding ceremony. Mitch was fantastic to work with, made sure he knew all Read more...
We used Fermata Music to book a Pianist for our wedding ceremony. Mitch was fantastic to work with, made sure he knew all the details of the ceremony before hand, and was very kind and professional. The pianist, Dean, played beautifully, and even accompanied a relative who we had sing Ave Maria. The price was very reasonable. We would surely recommend both Mitch and Dean.

Only place to be improved upon; missed one pre-scheduled phone call meeting, and harder to speak to over the phone after normal business hours (when you have a busy work schedule like me, it's nice to be able to talk to someone in the evening). Still, an excellent company with great people. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.8/5.0
I used fermata for my live ceremony music, live cocktail hour music, live dinner music and also for the DJ services for the reception. Throughout the planning process and leading up to the big day, Mitch and his team were so helpful in helping me work through each step of the evening, and I really appreciated his recommendations and suggestions. The live music was so wonderful and the transitions between each group were seamless, the timing he helped me work out was just perfect. Our DJ in particular was awesome and people were on the dance floor from beginning to end!
I used fermata for my live ceremony music, live cocktail hour music, live dinner music and also for the DJ services for Read more...
I used fermata for my live ceremony music, live cocktail hour music, live dinner music and also for the DJ services for the reception. Throughout the planning process and leading up to the big day, Mitch and his team were so helpful in helping me work through each step of the evening, and I really appreciated his recommendations and suggestions. The live music was so wonderful and the transitions between each group were seamless, the timing he helped me work out was just perfect. Our DJ in particular was awesome and people were on the dance floor from beginning to end! Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music, DJ
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.8/5.0
The String Quartet performed for our ceremony, and did an awesome job! The flexibility in song options really gave us an opportunity to personalize the music. Overall, we were very happy with our choice to go with Fermata.
The String Quartet performed for our ceremony, and did an awesome job! The flexibility in song options really gave us an Read more...
The String Quartet performed for our ceremony, and did an awesome job! The flexibility in song options really gave us an opportunity to personalize the music. Overall, we were very happy with our choice to go with Fermata. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.8/5.0
Mitch was very flexible as I had changed my mind about what music I wanted a couple times. I ended up going through him for a string duo for the ceremony, jazz band w/vocals for part of the reception, then a sound attendant to play our ipod playlist the rest of the night. Everything was absolutely wonderful! The jazz band especially was fantastic - highly recommend if you like Frank Sinatra type music!! It was very classy and just set a good tone for the night. The band wore tuxes and had a old fashioned mic. Also very affordable in comparison to other bands I had looked into. Only downsides, he was a bit hard to get a hold of at times, but two weeks before the wedding he met with me for an hour and a half and went over every detail. I also wish I would have gotten a portable mic for the speeches at my wedding (the jazz band mic was not portable and hard to hear). Overall, HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!
Mitch was very flexible as I had changed my mind about what music I wanted a couple times. I ended up going through him Read more...
Mitch was very flexible as I had changed my mind about what music I wanted a couple times. I ended up going through him for a string duo for the ceremony, jazz band w/vocals for part of the reception, then a sound attendant to play our ipod playlist the rest of the night. Everything was absolutely wonderful! The jazz band especially was fantastic - highly recommend if you like Frank Sinatra type music!! It was very classy and just set a good tone for the night. The band wore tuxes and had a old fashioned mic. Also very affordable in comparison to other bands I had looked into. Only downsides, he was a bit hard to get a hold of at times, but two weeks before the wedding he met with me for an hour and a half and went over every detail. I also wish I would have gotten a portable mic for the speeches at my wedding (the jazz band mic was not portable and hard to hear). Overall, HIGHLY RECOMMEND!! Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
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Maria
Wedding:
8/19/2011
4.8/5.0
Fermata did such an amazing job at our wedding. We had the jazz trio for the first portion of the reception, then switched to a swing band for the remainder. We got so many compliments on the band: my uncle, who is a musician himself, said they were great and that it was the best wedding he's been to. Another friend thanked us for not having to hear Soulja Boy! It was really a special touch to have live music on our big day.

Mitch was fantastic to work with; our phone conversations prior to the wedding were very informative, and he was flexible during the reception. He found me at several points during the reception to ask what I wanted to do next. It was so helpful because everything is such a whirlwind. I would DEFINITELY recommend them.
Fermata did such an amazing job at our wedding. We had the jazz trio for the first portion of the reception, then switched Read more...
Fermata did such an amazing job at our wedding. We had the jazz trio for the first portion of the reception, then switched to a swing band for the remainder. We got so many compliments on the band: my uncle, who is a musician himself, said they were great and that it was the best wedding he's been to. Another friend thanked us for not having to hear Soulja Boy! It was really a special touch to have live music on our big day.

Mitch was fantastic to work with; our phone conversations prior to the wedding were very informative, and he was flexible during the reception. He found me at several points during the reception to ask what I wanted to do next. It was so helpful because everything is such a whirlwind. I would DEFINITELY recommend them. Read less
Services Used: Band
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me&mrperfect
Wedding:
6/20/2008
4.8/5.0
Fermata provided excellent quality music and professionalism for the price. Mitch was very kind and put together several proposals to come up with the perfect instruments for the type of atmosphere we wanted at our wedding. He got it perfect and we were very happy.
Fermata provided excellent quality music and professionalism for the price. Mitch was very kind and put together several Read more...
Fermata provided excellent quality music and professionalism for the price. Mitch was very kind and put together several proposals to come up with the perfect instruments for the type of atmosphere we wanted at our wedding. He got it perfect and we were very happy. Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
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Kelsey
Wedding:
6/8/2013
4.7/5.0
Fermata was just perfect - they were totally patient with my crazy bride requests. They even met me at the Statehouse one morning so that I could hear what a trumpet sounded like in the Rotunda! The music was flawless.
Fermata was just perfect - they were totally patient with my crazy bride requests. They even met me at the Statehouse one Read more...
Fermata was just perfect - they were totally patient with my crazy bride requests. They even met me at the Statehouse one morning so that I could hear what a trumpet sounded like in the Rotunda! The music was flawless. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Private User
Wedding:
5/18/2013
4.7/5.0
We used Fermata for our wedding ceremony and the music was beautiful. I never met with the musicians but I did work with Mitch via email/phone. Mitch took a while to respond to emails and phone calls but leading up to the wedding day, he contacted me a few times and was really reassuring. I'd recommend Fermata to anyone, you won't be disappointed!
We used Fermata for our wedding ceremony and the music was beautiful. I never met with the musicians but I did work with Read more...
We used Fermata for our wedding ceremony and the music was beautiful. I never met with the musicians but I did work with Mitch via email/phone. Mitch took a while to respond to emails and phone calls but leading up to the wedding day, he contacted me a few times and was really reassuring. I'd recommend Fermata to anyone, you won't be disappointed! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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amyannosu
Wedding:
9/6/2009
4.7/5.0
Fermata Music provided us with a live instrumental trio for our ceremony. The musicians were talented and played what we requested. Mitch was great to work with as well. Our only complaint was that they didn't have a very extensive list of music to pick from.
Fermata Music provided us with a live instrumental trio for our ceremony. The musicians were talented and played what we Read more...
Fermata Music provided us with a live instrumental trio for our ceremony. The musicians were talented and played what we requested. Mitch was great to work with as well. Our only complaint was that they didn't have a very extensive list of music to pick from. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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cynethia
Wedding:
8/24/2013
4.5/5.0
Mitch and Pete were great to work with. Being a bride is very stressful but they eased some of that by being responsive and patient. They were also professional and dressed to the occassion as requested. Last but not least, the music was great!
Mitch and Pete were great to work with. Being a bride is very stressful but they eased some of that by being responsive Read more...
Mitch and Pete were great to work with. Being a bride is very stressful but they eased some of that by being responsive and patient. They were also professional and dressed to the occassion as requested. Last but not least, the music was great! Read less
Services Used: Band, DJ
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.0/5.0
We hired the classical guitarist for our wedding ceremony at the Art Museum. We couldn't have been happier with our choice. We worked with Mitch to decide on the "perfect" sound for our special day. We found string performances to often have a somber feel, we wanted to make sure the music was celebratory and upbeat...classical training with a contemporary flair. We received exactly what we wanted. Our guests ranted and raved about the guitarist. I would recommend Fermata Music, especially the classical guitarist, to any bride or groom-to-be!
We hired the classical guitarist for our wedding ceremony at the Art Museum. We couldn't have been happier with our Read more...
We hired the classical guitarist for our wedding ceremony at the Art Museum. We couldn't have been happier with our choice. We worked with Mitch to decide on the "perfect" sound for our special day. We found string performances to often have a somber feel, we wanted to make sure the music was celebratory and upbeat...classical training with a contemporary flair. We received exactly what we wanted. Our guests ranted and raved about the guitarist. I would recommend Fermata Music, especially the classical guitarist, to any bride or groom-to-be! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Jeff
Wedding:
5/4/2013
3.9/5.0
We wanted a cello/violin duo, and Fermata provided. We were very happy with the service and both musicians were excellent and very friendly. They arrived on time (even a little early to get setup) and played fully as we intended. We do wish that they had more payment options available (especially Credit Card), but they were accommodating when we missed a due date for the remaining balance. But the musicians themselves were just right. Prices were high but right on par with other providers.
We wanted a cello/violin duo, and Fermata provided. We were very happy with the service and both musicians were excellent Read more...
We wanted a cello/violin duo, and Fermata provided. We were very happy with the service and both musicians were excellent and very friendly. They arrived on time (even a little early to get setup) and played fully as we intended. We do wish that they had more payment options available (especially Credit Card), but they were accommodating when we missed a due date for the remaining balance. But the musicians themselves were just right. Prices were high but right on par with other providers. Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
3.6/5.0
Disclaimer-- I am sure that I had an exception because this company typically gets great reviews. The musicians did an amazing job, but my experience leading up to the day of made me not extremely fond of this vendor.

We had gone back and forth on if we were going to book live music or not. We ended up booking March for a May wedding. The instructions say to contact them 4 weeks before the wedding with details on songs we want and order etc. I contacted them about 2-3 weeks before for a song list that we could choose from for Cello and Violin and set up a phone call for the following week to discuss options. They were unable to call me for our set appointment due to a delayed flight which was totally fine and reasonable.

At this point we were talking 5 days before my wedding. I had looked up some modern songs on you tube and asked if we could get those played as well but because it was so close to my wedding and given the type of duet that we chose, they were unable to play those. He suggested that we should have gone with the piano violin option because they could accomidate more modern music and that he had wished we talked sooner. We had to pay a late fee to change because it was within a month before our date (however you are not supposed to contact them until a month out...so any changes made you'll be charged a fee). They went out of there way to contact a pianist from Cinci because all of there normal ones were booked. I requested additional modern songs, but due to the timing they could not secure an arrangement and they suggested classical songs ( I wouldn't have switched if I could still only get classical songs). At this point, a day before my wedding, I was not getting responses to my email which scared me. But at the end of the day, he secured one of my requests to be played.

Overall, the music quality was great, price was comparable to others, and I wish they would suggest an early contact point.
Disclaimer-- I am sure that I had an exception because this company typically gets great reviews. The musicians did an Read more...
Disclaimer-- I am sure that I had an exception because this company typically gets great reviews. The musicians did an amazing job, but my experience leading up to the day of made me not extremely fond of this vendor.

We had gone back and forth on if we were going to book live music or not. We ended up booking March for a May wedding. The instructions say to contact them 4 weeks before the wedding with details on songs we want and order etc. I contacted them about 2-3 weeks before for a song list that we could choose from for Cello and Violin and set up a phone call for the following week to discuss options. They were unable to call me for our set appointment due to a delayed flight which was totally fine and reasonable.

At this point we were talking 5 days before my wedding. I had looked up some modern songs on you tube and asked if we could get those played as well but because it was so close to my wedding and given the type of duet that we chose, they were unable to play those. He suggested that we should have gone with the piano violin option because they could accomidate more modern music and that he had wished we talked sooner. We had to pay a late fee to change because it was within a month before our date (however you are not supposed to contact them until a month out...so any changes made you'll be charged a fee). They went out of there way to contact a pianist from Cinci because all of there normal ones were booked. I requested additional modern songs, but due to the timing they could not secure an arrangement and they suggested classical songs ( I wouldn't have switched if I could still only get classical songs). At this point, a day before my wedding, I was not getting responses to my email which scared me. But at the end of the day, he secured one of my requests to be played.

Overall, the music quality was great, price was comparable to others, and I wish they would suggest an early contact point. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
Fermata Music responded with the following comments:

Thanks for your feedback. If a change in style of requested music does occur close to the wedding date, every effort will be made to help. In this case, a classical string duo changed to a multi-genre ensemble to cover several short-notice contemporary additions plus the initial classical requests.
Usually couples stay within their originally reserved ensemble's repertoire, and there are no unexpected costs during the final planning.

Although the accommodation and a deposit-waiver were made, we regret that the process was less than ideal despite our best efforts. It is good to hear that the music was still enjoyed by everyone on the day of the ceremony. We appreciate you taking time to help us improve and wish you the best always.
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Sarah
Wedding:
6/26/2012
3.3/5.0
Overall, I am pleased with the service. My only complaints are that the owner Mitch, is very difficult to get a hold of, and he takes a long time to respond to emails. I went about a month and half at one point waiting on a reply. The musicians did a wonderful job. I am also upset that my do not play list was not enforced. That was a shame. One of the few songs that I requested not be played was one of the only songs I actually heard, that kind of ticked me off. Otherwise, the musicians did a wonderful job. I'm not sure if I would recommend this vendor to another bride. I would because they are great musicians for a decent prices, but I wouldn't because of the long response time, and because my "do not play" list was not taken seriously.
Overall, I am pleased with the service. My only complaints are that the owner Mitch, is very difficult to get a hold of, Read more...
Overall, I am pleased with the service. My only complaints are that the owner Mitch, is very difficult to get a hold of, and he takes a long time to respond to emails. I went about a month and half at one point waiting on a reply. The musicians did a wonderful job. I am also upset that my do not play list was not enforced. That was a shame. One of the few songs that I requested not be played was one of the only songs I actually heard, that kind of ticked me off. Otherwise, the musicians did a wonderful job. I'm not sure if I would recommend this vendor to another bride. I would because they are great musicians for a decent prices, but I wouldn't because of the long response time, and because my "do not play" list was not taken seriously. Read less
Services Used: Band

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