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Golden Gate Music

Lafayette , CA
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9 White Oak Dr,
Lafayette, CA 94549 US (map)

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925-284-9336

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ABOUT US

Performance, price and professionalism: three things to look for when choosing live music for your wedding. With Golden Gate Music you have your own personal music coordinator who will... Read more
Performance, price and professionalism: three things to look for when choosing live music for your wedding. With Golden Gate Music you have your own personal music coordinator who will work directly with you to create unique and beautiful music that is a reflection of your personal taste and style. Your music should be as unique as your gown, your flowers and your vows. We see to that, and personally take full responsibility for your wedding’s music, from your first inquiry to the last note we play. And we’re always available. You and your coordinator receive my personal telephone number and I’m ready to help to make your wedding perfect. With all the stress in wedding planning these days, it’s Golden Gate Music’s goal to make selection of music and musicians the most pleasant and stress-free part of the experience. It can even be a lot of fun.

Our musicians have been delighting Northern California clients for over a quarter of a century. They create ensembles that are without question some of the finest in the San Francisco Bay Area, Napa and Sonoma Wine Country, Carmel and beyond. Elegant classical string quartets, trios, duos, soloists, jazz combos, cabaret performers, Latin and tango specialists, the best strolling violins in the West and more ~ you are limited only by your imagination. Are you planning a platinum wedding where you are pulling out all the stops? You might consider the extraordinary 10-piece Golden Gate Strings. At Golden Gate Music we use only an elite group of musicians who are concertmasters and principal players with major San Francisco area symphony orchestras who enjoy performing together.

Exquisite live music can be remarkably affordable. There are no hidden costs with Golden Gate Music. Perhaps a string quartet or even a trio is way over your entertainment budget. ’The Two of Us’ may just be the answer. This exceptional string duo is equally experienced in classical and popular music, and possibly the best strolling violinists in Northern California. They can even perform as a classical violin and piano duo for the ceremony, then switch gears and perform as a strolling string duo for the cocktail hour or reception.

Is there a song that has special meaning to you? Let me write a custom arrangement for your wedding or reception. Almost any style is possible ~ classical, popular, contemporary, movie music, and favorites from around the world. This is a way to add a unique and personal musical touch to your special day.

Let’s plan some music together! Please call or write for your complimentary consultation with a wedding music specialist. Read less
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Erica
Wedding:
10/5/2013
5.0/5.0
I booked Golden Gate Music after they were reccomended by my DJ. Although I never met with Su in person and didnt get to meet Su at the wedding the personalized attention my wedding received was top notch including reccomendations on songs choices. I only got to hear their music during the ceremony but the quartet was the perfect addition to the day. From 80's - Modern music during guests arriving to 20s/30s/40s duringt cocktail hour and a mix for the ceremony I had plenty of song choices to help create the vibe I wanted for my wedding. I just wish I could go back and be a guest to enjoy all of it. Thank you Su and team for being a wonderful addition to my big day.
I booked Golden Gate Music after they were reccomended by my DJ. Although I never met with Su in person and didnt get to Read more...
I booked Golden Gate Music after they were reccomended by my DJ. Although I never met with Su in person and didnt get to meet Su at the wedding the personalized attention my wedding received was top notch including reccomendations on songs choices. I only got to hear their music during the ceremony but the quartet was the perfect addition to the day. From 80's - Modern music during guests arriving to 20s/30s/40s duringt cocktail hour and a mix for the ceremony I had plenty of song choices to help create the vibe I wanted for my wedding. I just wish I could go back and be a guest to enjoy all of it. Thank you Su and team for being a wonderful addition to my big day. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
The Golden Gate Trio, headed up by Su, played for our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour at Beltane Ranch in Sonoma in August 2013. Our wedding was a destination wedding, so I had to plan everything remotely, but Su made the live music part of the planning very easy. She is a pleasure to work with, extremely responsive and you can tell she really knows what she is doing. She made great suggestions for the ceremony songs without being pushy in any way. The trio's repertoire is very large, and spans everything from classical music to recent pop songs. To top it off, they showed up early and perfectly dressed for the occasion. I did not meet Su until the wedding but I never had any stress about her and the trio doing it right, which was a huge relief in the planning process.

Most importantly, this trio the most polished, experienced, professional group of musicians we encountered in our search and were well worth their reasonable price. We listened to quite a few string groups when trying to pick out our live music (some much more experienced than others), and this group easily blew the others out of the water. We actually gave the final decision on the music to a family member who is a band director, and upon listening to recordings from a few groups, he said this quartet/trio was far and away the best.

Overall, I was sorry I did not get to hear more the music because I was busy with pictures and talking, but our guests raved about how beautiful it was and how the trio's selections were perfect for the venue and crowd. While we were getting ready, I did not realize that it was time for the trio to start playing and I actually thought someone had turned on a recording! I would highly recommend Su and her team if you are looking for any kind of live strings at your wedding or event.
The Golden Gate Trio, headed up by Su, played for our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour at Beltane Ranch in Sonoma in Read more...
The Golden Gate Trio, headed up by Su, played for our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour at Beltane Ranch in Sonoma in August 2013. Our wedding was a destination wedding, so I had to plan everything remotely, but Su made the live music part of the planning very easy. She is a pleasure to work with, extremely responsive and you can tell she really knows what she is doing. She made great suggestions for the ceremony songs without being pushy in any way. The trio's repertoire is very large, and spans everything from classical music to recent pop songs. To top it off, they showed up early and perfectly dressed for the occasion. I did not meet Su until the wedding but I never had any stress about her and the trio doing it right, which was a huge relief in the planning process.

Most importantly, this trio the most polished, experienced, professional group of musicians we encountered in our search and were well worth their reasonable price. We listened to quite a few string groups when trying to pick out our live music (some much more experienced than others), and this group easily blew the others out of the water. We actually gave the final decision on the music to a family member who is a band director, and upon listening to recordings from a few groups, he said this quartet/trio was far and away the best.

Overall, I was sorry I did not get to hear more the music because I was busy with pictures and talking, but our guests raved about how beautiful it was and how the trio's selections were perfect for the venue and crowd. While we were getting ready, I did not realize that it was time for the trio to start playing and I actually thought someone had turned on a recording! I would highly recommend Su and her team if you are looking for any kind of live strings at your wedding or event. Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
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Annie
Wedding:
8/4/2012
5.0/5.0
Su is the most wonderful and talented person, she actually customized and writed my special song request during the ceremony, and it was really touched.
Everything turns out so perfect and our guest really enjoy the music thaat Golden gate music played.
The music sounds so beautiful and amazing.
We would hightly recommend golden gate music to the couple who love to have thier special moment.
Su is the most wonderful and talented person, she actually customized and writed my special song request during the Read more...
Su is the most wonderful and talented person, she actually customized and writed my special song request during the ceremony, and it was really touched.
Everything turns out so perfect and our guest really enjoy the music thaat Golden gate music played.
The music sounds so beautiful and amazing.
We would hightly recommend golden gate music to the couple who love to have thier special moment. Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
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Shannon
Wedding:
6/24/2011
5.0/5.0
Our wedding planner recommended Su and Golden Gate Music to us for our ceremony. I was planning our destination wedding in Sonoma County from out of state, and I found the website to be a great introduction to the group. I especially enjoyed the audio samples of their work; they are truly talented. Two weeks prior to our wedding I was struggling to select a recessional song. I really wanted to have one of our favorite Jack Johnson songs, but it was not listed in the song list. However, I reached out to Su, and she composed the song we wanted for our recessional. It was absolutely perfect!
Our wedding planner recommended Su and Golden Gate Music to us for our ceremony. I was planning our destination wedding in Read more...
Our wedding planner recommended Su and Golden Gate Music to us for our ceremony. I was planning our destination wedding in Sonoma County from out of state, and I found the website to be a great introduction to the group. I especially enjoyed the audio samples of their work; they are truly talented. Two weeks prior to our wedding I was struggling to select a recessional song. I really wanted to have one of our favorite Jack Johnson songs, but it was not listed in the song list. However, I reached out to Su, and she composed the song we wanted for our recessional. It was absolutely perfect! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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MeganC
Wedding:
6/11/2011
5.0/5.0
We hired Su and the Golden Gate Quartet for our wedding ceremony, and they are amazing. So talented, creative and a pleasure to work with! Not only do they have a large repertoire of work with a wide diversity of music genres, Su also arranged 2 customized pieces for us: Johnny Cash’s “25 Minutes to Go” and The Imperial March from Star Wars. She was always open to our ideas and was enthusiastic to collaborate and include us in the decision-making. Our ceremony was truly our own, reflected us, and this made it so very special.

We were truly delighted with everything the Golden Gate Quartet had to offer. One unique moment was when Su greeted guests in the garden, playing solo violin. Many of our guests loved this special musical touch. It was the perfect way to start the evening.

If you want a unique wedding with music that suits you, a quartet that plays beautiful music and to work with one of the most professional, enthusiastic, open-minded and talented musicians, this is the quartet for you.
We hired Su and the Golden Gate Quartet for our wedding ceremony, and they are amazing. So talented, creative and a Read more...
We hired Su and the Golden Gate Quartet for our wedding ceremony, and they are amazing. So talented, creative and a pleasure to work with! Not only do they have a large repertoire of work with a wide diversity of music genres, Su also arranged 2 customized pieces for us: Johnny Cash’s “25 Minutes to Go” and The Imperial March from Star Wars. She was always open to our ideas and was enthusiastic to collaborate and include us in the decision-making. Our ceremony was truly our own, reflected us, and this made it so very special.

We were truly delighted with everything the Golden Gate Quartet had to offer. One unique moment was when Su greeted guests in the garden, playing solo violin. Many of our guests loved this special musical touch. It was the perfect way to start the evening.

If you want a unique wedding with music that suits you, a quartet that plays beautiful music and to work with one of the most professional, enthusiastic, open-minded and talented musicians, this is the quartet for you. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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SarahMcC
Wedding:
5/29/2010
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough wonderful things about Su and Golden Gate Music! They truly embody the definition of outstanding customer service. Su was a pleasure to work with from day one, and I truly enjoyed every single time we corresponded before the wedding. She is just the sweetest and made me feel so at ease. She was incredibly helpful with music selections, and even composed specific songs that I wanted to have in our ceremony. It was so special to walk down the aisle to "My Girl" with Su leading it, knowing that she had composed it for the trio because she knew how meaningful it was to me. They literally brought me and the guests to tears! The musicians arrived very early as to not hit Memorial Day traffic which I really appreciated, and just did a completely amazing job. We received so many compliments on the beautiful live music, it really made the entire ceremony. One of the best hiring decisions we made, I cannot recommend them highly enough.
I cannot say enough wonderful things about Su and Golden Gate Music! They truly embody the definition of outstanding Read more...
I cannot say enough wonderful things about Su and Golden Gate Music! They truly embody the definition of outstanding customer service. Su was a pleasure to work with from day one, and I truly enjoyed every single time we corresponded before the wedding. She is just the sweetest and made me feel so at ease. She was incredibly helpful with music selections, and even composed specific songs that I wanted to have in our ceremony. It was so special to walk down the aisle to "My Girl" with Su leading it, knowing that she had composed it for the trio because she knew how meaningful it was to me. They literally brought me and the guests to tears! The musicians arrived very early as to not hit Memorial Day traffic which I really appreciated, and just did a completely amazing job. We received so many compliments on the beautiful live music, it really made the entire ceremony. One of the best hiring decisions we made, I cannot recommend them highly enough. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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newlywed
Wedding:
5/9/2009
5.0/5.0
Wow! What can I say except wow?! The music was beautiful and I was able to fully customize it and Su was an absolute joy to work with. I can't recommend them highly enough!!!
Wow! What can I say except wow?! The music was beautiful and I was able to fully customize it and Su was an absolute joy Read more...
Wow! What can I say except wow?! The music was beautiful and I was able to fully customize it and Su was an absolute joy to work with. I can't recommend them highly enough!!! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Duchess
Wedding:
2/17/2008
5.0/5.0
They play very well.
They play very well.
They play very well. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music

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