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Palladio Quartet

Alexandria , VA

LOCATION

2300 Glendale Ter
Alexandria, VA US 22303 (map)
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ABOUT US

The Palladio Quartet is a musical group made up of classically trained members of Washington orchestras, including the Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic, Avanti, and the NIH... Read more
The Palladio Quartet is a musical group made up of classically trained members of Washington orchestras, including the Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic, Avanti, and the NIH Philharmonia.

The quartet, which is based in Alexandria, VA, provides quality, affordable classical music entertainment for weddings, private parties and corporate events in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Read less
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INFO FOR BAND

Are you an agency or a band?
Band
What is the size of your band?
Medium (4-6 musicians)
What music genre does your band play?
60s, Classical, Oldies, Orchestra, Pop, Strings
Do you have liability insurance?
No
What is your band's usual attire?
Tuxedo for the men, colored or black dress for the ladies. We can accomodate requests
Do you offer live sample performances or CDs?
Sample CD's are offered per request
Are you willing to learn songs that you do not currently know?
We will learn songs that are requested in advance. We can order sheet music or arrange music ourselves for a charge.
How much time do you usually need for setup?
about ten minutes
How much space do you usually require?
we just need four armless chairs and with a few feet of free space
Do you have a sign or banner that you use at events?
no
What (if any) special equipment, such as disco balls or lighting, is offered with your service?
none
Do you usually emcee the event, or talk between songs?
no
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you need a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
We do not require client to provide us with food. We will not take a break during a ceremony. During extended receptions or cocktail events, we ask for 10 minutes of break per hour (usually split into a few short breaks)
Do you play recorded music during your break?
no
If one or more of the band members is unable to attend, what is your backup plan?
We have a large selection of friends and colleagues who are equally excellent players who will fill in
What is your overtime rate?
$25 per player per 15 minutes. I will be clear with the bride or planner or family before we invoke any overtime.
Do you charge for travel expenses? If yes, how much do you charge?
Yes - We charge for travel over 20 miles out of Alexandria. We charge up to $0.50 per mile over 20 miles of travel.
What is the required deposit to secure your services?
$100 is due upon signing a contract. The remainder of payment is due the day of the ceremony, after completion of the performance, but before we leave the venue.

INFO FOR CEREMONY MUSIC

What ceremony music arrangements can you provide?
Instrumental - Trio, String - Quartet, String - Quintet, String - Trio
What instruments does your group play?
Cello, Flute, Viola, Violin
What is your usual attire?
Tuxedo for the men and black or colored dress for the ladies. We are happy to accomodate any requests (color coordination with bridesmaids, suit and tie, more informal)
Do you offer live sample performances or CDs?
CD's are offered per request. Sample performances will be rarely available and will be listed on this site under 'events'
How much time do you usually need for setup?
10 minutes or less
How much space do you usually require?
we require four armless chairs and a few feet around them of free space
Do you charge for travel expenses? If yes, how much do you charge?
Yes - we charge for travel over 20 miles from Alexandria VA. Up to $.50 per mile.

REVIEWS

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AIfe
Wedding:
8/16/2014
5.0/5.0
My wedding was on 8/16/2014 at Indigo Landing. Music was amazing, they are willing to work with you to create a good play list. They are also able to go with the flow and keep calm in the middle of chaos :) The guests enjoyed the music tremendously and they made our small event seem quite classy :) Definitely recommend David and the crew.
My wedding was on 8/16/2014 at Indigo Landing. Music was amazing, they are willing to work with you to create a good play Read more...
My wedding was on 8/16/2014 at Indigo Landing. Music was amazing, they are willing to work with you to create a good play list. They are also able to go with the flow and keep calm in the middle of chaos :) The guests enjoyed the music tremendously and they made our small event seem quite classy :) Definitely recommend David and the crew. Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We could not be happier with the music Palladio Quartet provided during our wedding ceremony! The planning process could not have been easier. They were incredibly flexible, made recommendations about songs to play, and played beautiful music the day of our wedding. Guests commented on how much they enjoyed the music and how it helped create the vibe that we wanted for our ceremony. Palladio's fees are fantastic and worth every dollar. If you are looking for incredibly reliable, easy-to-work with, talented musicians to play at your event, Palladio is the group for you!!
We could not be happier with the music Palladio Quartet provided during our wedding ceremony! The planning process could Read more...
We could not be happier with the music Palladio Quartet provided during our wedding ceremony! The planning process could not have been easier. They were incredibly flexible, made recommendations about songs to play, and played beautiful music the day of our wedding. Guests commented on how much they enjoyed the music and how it helped create the vibe that we wanted for our ceremony. Palladio's fees are fantastic and worth every dollar. If you are looking for incredibly reliable, easy-to-work with, talented musicians to play at your event, Palladio is the group for you!! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Alayna
Wedding:
10/19/2013
5.0/5.0
Palladio Quartet performed at my recent wedding and cocktail hour. The music was absolutely breathtaking and my guests could not stop talking about how beautiful they played. Dave was my contact person with the quartet and he responded to all of my requests for information and emails very quickly. For anyone looking to hire a highly talented group of professionals- LOOK NO FURTHER!!
Palladio Quartet performed at my recent wedding and cocktail hour. The music was absolutely breathtaking and my guests Read more...
Palladio Quartet performed at my recent wedding and cocktail hour. The music was absolutely breathtaking and my guests could not stop talking about how beautiful they played. Dave was my contact person with the quartet and he responded to all of my requests for information and emails very quickly. For anyone looking to hire a highly talented group of professionals- LOOK NO FURTHER!! Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
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Courtney
Wedding:
10/12/2013
5.0/5.0
Dave and the talented musicians at Palladio played before, during, and after my wedding ceremony and I could not have been more thrilled with them! Dave was so wonderful to work with during the planning stage, helping me set a playlist, making suggestions - and he was so positive and encouraging throughout the entire process! The evening of the wedding they played flawlessly - they set the perfect tone: romantic, warm, and whimsical. I would (and will!) hire them again in the future!
Dave and the talented musicians at Palladio played before, during, and after my wedding ceremony and I could not have been Read more...
Dave and the talented musicians at Palladio played before, during, and after my wedding ceremony and I could not have been more thrilled with them! Dave was so wonderful to work with during the planning stage, helping me set a playlist, making suggestions - and he was so positive and encouraging throughout the entire process! The evening of the wedding they played flawlessly - they set the perfect tone: romantic, warm, and whimsical. I would (and will!) hire them again in the future! Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
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Todd B
Wedding:
10/3/2013
5.0/5.0
These guys are awesome. I think we all agree the tone of a wedding is important, ours was off. We got married in the middle of a government shutdown in DC., were supposed to be married at the Jefferson Memorial, diverted to our rain site as the Jefferson was closed. On a beautiful fall day it was a hard thing to give up emotionally.

When these guys started playing, though, it turned our small hotel rain site into Louis the Sun King's ballroom. Serious. Music made the event for us.

And these guys handled our really unusual music requests beautifully. We are talking traditional Jewish music and old Quaker hymns here. These guys have range.

Oh, and by the way all of our planning was done from two thousand miles away in Oklahoma. And it went off without a hitch. Great communication and flexibility.

I cannot recommend this quartet as highly as they deserve. They made the event for us. Hiring them was the single smartest decision we made. (Well aside for booking an alternate site)
These guys are awesome. I think we all agree the tone of a wedding is important, ours was off. We got married in the Read more...
These guys are awesome. I think we all agree the tone of a wedding is important, ours was off. We got married in the middle of a government shutdown in DC., were supposed to be married at the Jefferson Memorial, diverted to our rain site as the Jefferson was closed. On a beautiful fall day it was a hard thing to give up emotionally.

When these guys started playing, though, it turned our small hotel rain site into Louis the Sun King's ballroom. Serious. Music made the event for us.

And these guys handled our really unusual music requests beautifully. We are talking traditional Jewish music and old Quaker hymns here. These guys have range.

Oh, and by the way all of our planning was done from two thousand miles away in Oklahoma. And it went off without a hitch. Great communication and flexibility.

I cannot recommend this quartet as highly as they deserve. They made the event for us. Hiring them was the single smartest decision we made. (Well aside for booking an alternate site) Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Susan
Wedding:
9/29/2013
5.0/5.0
Palladio Quartet played for both our ceremony and our brunch reception. The music was superb--absolutely beautiful--and Dave was a pleasure to work with and very responsive. The quartet was also very accommodating to our request that they learn a song for us. I would highly recommend them to any friends getting married in the DC area!
Palladio Quartet played for both our ceremony and our brunch reception. The music was superb--absolutely beautiful--and Read more...
Palladio Quartet played for both our ceremony and our brunch reception. The music was superb--absolutely beautiful--and Dave was a pleasure to work with and very responsive. The quartet was also very accommodating to our request that they learn a song for us. I would highly recommend them to any friends getting married in the DC area! Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
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Private User
Wedding:
9/21/2013
5.0/5.0
AMAZING-they played our pre-ceremony music, ceremony music and cocktail hour. All were dressed black tie and looked very professional. Whenever i spoke with David he was very nice and accommodating of all requests, he even sent me links of songs that the quartet could play.
AMAZING-they played our pre-ceremony music, ceremony music and cocktail hour. All were dressed black tie and looked very Read more...
AMAZING-they played our pre-ceremony music, ceremony music and cocktail hour. All were dressed black tie and looked very professional. Whenever i spoke with David he was very nice and accommodating of all requests, he even sent me links of songs that the quartet could play. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Sara
Wedding:
8/10/2013
5.0/5.0
These guys are amazing. Dave was so responsive and the music was beautiful!
These guys are amazing. Dave was so responsive and the music was beautiful!
These guys are amazing. Dave was so responsive and the music was beautiful! Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
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Siobhan
Wedding:
5/26/2013
4.8/5.0
I kind of have an obsession with strings and the use of it in modern music, but I wasn't sure if a string quartet would fit within my budget for my wedding. Fortunately, I found Palladio Strings and they performed beautifully and they offer their services at a very reasonable price point. Dave was very responsive and replied to my correspondence with him very quickly which I appreciated because we booked them relatively late in the wedding planning game. They dressed very nicely and had a professional demeanor. My guests really enjoyed their rendition of "I'm Yours" by Jason Mraz!
I kind of have an obsession with strings and the use of it in modern music, but I wasn't sure if a string quartet would Read more...
I kind of have an obsession with strings and the use of it in modern music, but I wasn't sure if a string quartet would fit within my budget for my wedding. Fortunately, I found Palladio Strings and they performed beautifully and they offer their services at a very reasonable price point. Dave was very responsive and replied to my correspondence with him very quickly which I appreciated because we booked them relatively late in the wedding planning game. They dressed very nicely and had a professional demeanor. My guests really enjoyed their rendition of "I'm Yours" by Jason Mraz! Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I contacted a few string quartet companies and none of them were as responsive and friendly as Dave from Palladio Quartet. He was ready to answer all my questions and to assist me. Palladio Quartet had all the music I wanted to be played and they were quiet wonderful. Dave was very responsive and it truly helps when I am trying to solve other problems to receive quick and accurate answers to my questions. The string quartet added a different ambiance at the wedding. My wedding was outdoors and it was a great addition to the ceremony.

Definitely recommend!
I contacted a few string quartet companies and none of them were as responsive and friendly as Dave from Palladio Quartet. Read more...
I contacted a few string quartet companies and none of them were as responsive and friendly as Dave from Palladio Quartet. He was ready to answer all my questions and to assist me. Palladio Quartet had all the music I wanted to be played and they were quiet wonderful. Dave was very responsive and it truly helps when I am trying to solve other problems to receive quick and accurate answers to my questions. The string quartet added a different ambiance at the wedding. My wedding was outdoors and it was a great addition to the ceremony.

Definitely recommend! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
Palladio Quartet responded with the following comments:

Yay! Amra, I am so happy that you and Renzo enjoyed our music =) We had such a great time at your beautiful wedding, and it makes my day when someone we played for is happy with everything. We loved (loved!) the doves at your ceremony =) What a neat touch. Best wishes to you both!
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Justine
Wedding:
5/25/2013
5.0/5.0
Dave and the rest of Palladio were amazing to have at the wedding. We did not do a rehearsal but they still performed perfectly. They arranged a specific piece of music just for me which was amazing. Dave was great to work with, he was so responsive and was always back to me within a very short time. They were professional in the way they played, their attire and the way they manage their group. They are very easy to work with and I would rehire them in a minute if I had another event. They really made our event much classier and people very much appreciated their music!!
Dave and the rest of Palladio were amazing to have at the wedding. We did not do a rehearsal but they still performed Read more...
Dave and the rest of Palladio were amazing to have at the wedding. We did not do a rehearsal but they still performed perfectly. They arranged a specific piece of music just for me which was amazing. Dave was great to work with, he was so responsive and was always back to me within a very short time. They were professional in the way they played, their attire and the way they manage their group. They are very easy to work with and I would rehire them in a minute if I had another event. They really made our event much classier and people very much appreciated their music!! Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
Palladio Quartet responded with the following comments:

Justine - your wedding was fabulous - I loved the horse and carriage! What an effective entry =) I had so much fun getting to arrange music for you and your family was so polite with us. It was neat getting to play with the floutist for you - something we don't usually do, but it went perfectly =) Thanks for everything, and best wishes to you guys
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Jackie
Wedding:
5/18/2013
5.0/5.0
Palladio was the perfect addition to our wedding! Dave was so easy to work with and so responsive. We dealt with several vendors and Palladio was by far the most professional. Several of our guests commented on how talented the band members were - I really can't imagine our wedding without them!
Palladio was the perfect addition to our wedding! Dave was so easy to work with and so responsive. We dealt with several Read more...
Palladio was the perfect addition to our wedding! Dave was so easy to work with and so responsive. We dealt with several vendors and Palladio was by far the most professional. Several of our guests commented on how talented the band members were - I really can't imagine our wedding without them! Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
They provided lovely music for our wedding ceremony. Everything sounded wonderful and I was so glad that we chose live musicians for the ceremony. Very affordable as well!
They provided lovely music for our wedding ceremony. Everything sounded wonderful and I was so glad that we chose live Read more...
They provided lovely music for our wedding ceremony. Everything sounded wonderful and I was so glad that we chose live musicians for the ceremony. Very affordable as well! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
Palladio Quartet responded with the following comments:

I am so happy that you were pleased! I wish I could have personally been there - best wishes to you guys, and thanks for everything - dave
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Marcia
Wedding:
4/21/2013
5.0/5.0
The music that Palladio Quartet played during our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour was absolutely beautiful and perfectly complimented our special day and venue. Dave readily agreed to play all of the music that we chose, including traditional Jewish wedding songs and was so helpful in making his own recommendations. He is gracious and working with him was wonderful. .
The music that Palladio Quartet played during our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour was absolutely beautiful and Read more...
The music that Palladio Quartet played during our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour was absolutely beautiful and perfectly complimented our special day and venue. Dave readily agreed to play all of the music that we chose, including traditional Jewish wedding songs and was so helpful in making his own recommendations. He is gracious and working with him was wonderful. . Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Becky
Wedding:
9/15/2012
4.7/5.0
We used Palladio Quartet for our wedding ceremony music after my mom found them online and had a few friendly email exchanges with them. They were wonderful to work with and extremely responsive to emails, which is wonderful when you are trying to get things done! The group was super flexible and learned two new songs for our wedding for only a VERY minimal charge. We had a few songs that we really wanted to include in the ceremony due to sentimental value and they worked hard to get the sheet music at a cheap price so that we wouldn't have to pay a lot extra to get what we wanted. It really made the day special for my husband and I :)
We used Palladio Quartet for our wedding ceremony music after my mom found them online and had a few friendly email Read more...
We used Palladio Quartet for our wedding ceremony music after my mom found them online and had a few friendly email exchanges with them. They were wonderful to work with and extremely responsive to emails, which is wonderful when you are trying to get things done! The group was super flexible and learned two new songs for our wedding for only a VERY minimal charge. We had a few songs that we really wanted to include in the ceremony due to sentimental value and they worked hard to get the sheet music at a cheap price so that we wouldn't have to pay a lot extra to get what we wanted. It really made the day special for my husband and I :) Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
These guys were wonderful. Dave was very easy to work with and the other members of the quartet were equally friendly, professional and talented. The samples available on their website are great but don't do them full justice- the sound was amazing and all our guests were very impressed by them. Their selections were varied and there was really something for everyone. We recommend them highly.
These guys were wonderful. Dave was very easy to work with and the other members of the quartet were equally friendly, Read more...
These guys were wonderful. Dave was very easy to work with and the other members of the quartet were equally friendly, professional and talented. The samples available on their website are great but don't do them full justice- the sound was amazing and all our guests were very impressed by them. Their selections were varied and there was really something for everyone. We recommend them highly. Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
Palladio Quartet responded with the following comments:

Frank and Manuel - you guys were truly more than accomodating to us - we so appreciated that you thought to provide the group with food during our break. We were so impressed to get to play in a venue with as much history as the Dolly Madison House has. Your family and friends were so polite with us and seemed to truly enjoy the music. It was cool to get to learn some new music for you, as well. Thank you for letting us be a part of your special day! I hope you guys got to have a super honeymoon through all the national parks =)
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William
Wedding:
7/28/2012
5.0/5.0
David Bates was a delight with whom to work! He was very easy to get along with and has an extremely pleasant demeanor. All of the guests commented on the charm that the Palladio Quartet brought to our ceremony and cocktail hour. We would recommend this vendor highly to anyone who asked.
David Bates was a delight with whom to work! He was very easy to get along with and has an extremely pleasant demeanor. Read more...
David Bates was a delight with whom to work! He was very easy to get along with and has an extremely pleasant demeanor. All of the guests commented on the charm that the Palladio Quartet brought to our ceremony and cocktail hour. We would recommend this vendor highly to anyone who asked. Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.9/5.0
We got a lot of compliments on the music and inquiries on how we found the group. Thanks for making our wedding even more memorable!
We got a lot of compliments on the music and inquiries on how we found the group. Thanks for making our wedding even more Read more...
We got a lot of compliments on the music and inquiries on how we found the group. Thanks for making our wedding even more memorable! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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James
Wedding:
6/16/2012
5.0/5.0
I can't rave about Palladio Quartet enough! They were punctual, professional, considerate of our wedding plans, and above all, performed beautifully. I would recommend this wonderful group for any event in need of musical excellence.
I can't rave about Palladio Quartet enough! They were punctual, professional, considerate of our wedding plans, and above Read more...
I can't rave about Palladio Quartet enough! They were punctual, professional, considerate of our wedding plans, and above all, performed beautifully. I would recommend this wonderful group for any event in need of musical excellence. Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
Palladio Quartet responded with the following comments:

Jimmy -
Your wedding was one of my favorites =) Congrats to you and Amanda and good luck on your big move!
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Megan
Wedding:
6/16/2012
5.0/5.0
I had an excellent experience with Palladio Quartet. They were very flexible and responsive to my inquiries. I often received responses within minutes! And, most importantly, my wedding guests commented on how much they enjoyed the entertainment before the ceremony began. Would highly recommend Palladio Quartet to others for a wedding or other event!
I had an excellent experience with Palladio Quartet. They were very flexible and responsive to my inquiries. I often Read more...
I had an excellent experience with Palladio Quartet. They were very flexible and responsive to my inquiries. I often received responses within minutes! And, most importantly, my wedding guests commented on how much they enjoyed the entertainment before the ceremony began. Would highly recommend Palladio Quartet to others for a wedding or other event! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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tiffany
Wedding:
6/9/2012
5.0/5.0
Palladio Strings Quartet is an excellent company to provide a touch of elegance and sophistication to your event. The company is reliable and professional. I used Palladio for my wedding and my guest were amazed by their performance. I still have individuals commenting about their outstanding music selections. I would recommend everyone to use Palladio Strings Quartet for their next event.
Palladio Strings Quartet is an excellent company to provide a touch of elegance and sophistication to your event. The Read more...
Palladio Strings Quartet is an excellent company to provide a touch of elegance and sophistication to your event. The company is reliable and professional. I used Palladio for my wedding and my guest were amazed by their performance. I still have individuals commenting about their outstanding music selections. I would recommend everyone to use Palladio Strings Quartet for their next event. Read less
Services Used: Band
Palladio Quartet responded with the following comments:

Tiffany! We had so much fun at your wedding. Thanks for your kind words and I hope we cross paths again soon. Congratulations to you and thank you for your business =) -Dave
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.1/5.0
They were very professional and helpful in choosing music for my wedding. I would recommend them to anybody looking for musicians in the DC area.
They were very professional and helpful in choosing music for my wedding. I would recommend them to anybody looking for Read more...
They were very professional and helpful in choosing music for my wedding. I would recommend them to anybody looking for musicians in the DC area. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music

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