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Parkwest Strings

Chicago , IL

LOCATION

1960 N Lincoln Park West
Chicago, IL US 60614 (map)
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ABOUT US

**WINNER Bride's Choice Awards 2010, 2011**
**FEATURED on STYLE ME PRETTY 2013**
**5 STAR PERFORMER AWARD 2011**

Let Parkwest String Quartet, Trio, or Duo create... Read more
**WINNER Bride's Choice Awards 2010, 2011**
**FEATURED on STYLE ME PRETTY 2013**
**5 STAR PERFORMER AWARD 2011**

Let Parkwest String Quartet, Trio, or Duo create the atmosphere you envision to make your event memorable!
We have performed for hundreds of special events. Our musicians are experienced, talented, and reliable. Read less
Ceremony Music

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INFO FOR CEREMONY MUSIC

What ceremony music arrangements can you provide?
Instrumental - Duo, Instrumental - Solo, Instrumental - Trio, String - Quartet, String - Trio
What instruments does your group play?
Cello, Flute, Piano, Trumpet, Viola, Violin

REVIEWS

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Laurel
Wedding:
5/25/2014
4.9/5.0
I found most of the vendors for my May wedding online using yelp, wedding wire, the knot, etc. I scoured reviews and hoped the best! And with Songhea and a Parkwest Strings-- that's what I got. It was a great and easy experience working with Songhea from start to finish. We chose a wide variety (think everything from Snoop Dogg to Tom Petty). And they could play everything! Just one tip: make sure they can be heard. Our crowd drowned them out during cocktail hour.
I found most of the vendors for my May wedding online using yelp, wedding wire, the knot, etc. I scoured reviews and hoped Read more...
I found most of the vendors for my May wedding online using yelp, wedding wire, the knot, etc. I scoured reviews and hoped the best! And with Songhea and a Parkwest Strings-- that's what I got. It was a great and easy experience working with Songhea from start to finish. We chose a wide variety (think everything from Snoop Dogg to Tom Petty). And they could play everything! Just one tip: make sure they can be heard. Our crowd drowned them out during cocktail hour. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Parkwest Strings was amazing. Not only did they fulfill my request of playing the song Home by Edward Sharpe, but their music and demeanor were more than we could have asked for. The music was the best addition to our ceremony and I'm greatful that we used them!
Parkwest Strings was amazing. Not only did they fulfill my request of playing the song Home by Edward Sharpe, but their Read more...
Parkwest Strings was amazing. Not only did they fulfill my request of playing the song Home by Edward Sharpe, but their music and demeanor were more than we could have asked for. The music was the best addition to our ceremony and I'm greatful that we used them! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Melissa
Wedding:
5/25/2012
5.0/5.0
Park West Strings did a great job playing for our ceremony. They had a lot of song choices as well as pricing options. They were a great value for their great talent.
Park West Strings did a great job playing for our ceremony. They had a lot of song choices as well as pricing options. Read more...
Park West Strings did a great job playing for our ceremony. They had a lot of song choices as well as pricing options. They were a great value for their great talent. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Michelle
Wedding:
11/27/2010
5.0/5.0
I could not be more happy with my decision to hire Parkwest Strings to provide the music at my ceremony and cocktail hour. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a 4 string quartet. I wish I had taped the ceremony because all I have are my memories of how amazing they sounded.
I could not be more happy with my decision to hire Parkwest Strings to provide the music at my ceremony and cocktail hour. Read more...
I could not be more happy with my decision to hire Parkwest Strings to provide the music at my ceremony and cocktail hour. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a 4 string quartet. I wish I had taped the ceremony because all I have are my memories of how amazing they sounded. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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DK
Wedding:
11/6/2010
4.7/5.0
Parkwest String was one of the most beautiful quartets - they truly made the ceremony the elegant and classy theme I was going for. All of my guests were blown away by their performance & I received countless compliments on the music and how it made the ceremony extra special. Songhea was great to work with and she even let me pick my own music at no extra cost - she works with only the most quality professional quartets and you could tell in the way they played the songs for the first time - I have nothing but compliments and good reviews all the way around and I would use this quartet again.
Parkwest String was one of the most beautiful quartets - they truly made the ceremony the elegant and classy theme I was Read more...
Parkwest String was one of the most beautiful quartets - they truly made the ceremony the elegant and classy theme I was going for. All of my guests were blown away by their performance & I received countless compliments on the music and how it made the ceremony extra special. Songhea was great to work with and she even let me pick my own music at no extra cost - she works with only the most quality professional quartets and you could tell in the way they played the songs for the first time - I have nothing but compliments and good reviews all the way around and I would use this quartet again. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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jinya1004
Wedding:
9/19/2010
2.8/5.0
Average performance, could use some improvement on responsiveness to communications.
Average performance, could use some improvement on responsiveness to communications.
Average performance, could use some improvement on responsiveness to communications. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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meganandmike2010
Wedding:
8/28/2010
5.0/5.0
Songhea and her musicians are so incredibly talented. We wanted only untraditional/more modern songs and they played them beautifully. They’re also very flexible, willing to learn new songs, and even rehearsed with one of our friends that sang during our ceremony and it was terrific. Highly recommended!
Songhea and her musicians are so incredibly talented. We wanted only untraditional/more modern songs and they played them Read more...
Songhea and her musicians are so incredibly talented. We wanted only untraditional/more modern songs and they played them beautifully. They’re also very flexible, willing to learn new songs, and even rehearsed with one of our friends that sang during our ceremony and it was terrific. Highly recommended! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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DeWayne
Wedding:
8/28/2010
5.0/5.0
Parkwest Strings performed at my wedding a few weeks ago at the Knickerbocker Hotel in downtown Chicago and It was an absolute pleasure to have them as part of our special day. Parkwest played from the wedding ceremony prelude until the end of the hour long cocktail reception. Unfortunately my wife and I didn’t get to enjoy them as much as our guests (we had pictures to take) but everyone said that they filled the room with the beautiful sounds of both Classical and Contemporary music. Throughout the entire process Songhea was professional, attentive to our needs and requests, worked around our hectic hours when it came to consultation times and gave great input on song selection. She suggested two or three songs for each portion of the ceremony and used our selections to determine what our guests would enjoy for the reception. I would highly recommend Parkwest Strings. I think they would bring that special touch of class to any event.
Parkwest Strings performed at my wedding a few weeks ago at the Knickerbocker Hotel in downtown Chicago and It was an Read more...
Parkwest Strings performed at my wedding a few weeks ago at the Knickerbocker Hotel in downtown Chicago and It was an absolute pleasure to have them as part of our special day. Parkwest played from the wedding ceremony prelude until the end of the hour long cocktail reception. Unfortunately my wife and I didn’t get to enjoy them as much as our guests (we had pictures to take) but everyone said that they filled the room with the beautiful sounds of both Classical and Contemporary music. Throughout the entire process Songhea was professional, attentive to our needs and requests, worked around our hectic hours when it came to consultation times and gave great input on song selection. She suggested two or three songs for each portion of the ceremony and used our selections to determine what our guests would enjoy for the reception. I would highly recommend Parkwest Strings. I think they would bring that special touch of class to any event. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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niki
Wedding:
7/23/2010
4.9/5.0
I loved, loved, loved these musicians. Working with Songhea was so easy. Every song I requested, the musicians were able to accommodate. They were also very flexible, even when it started raining. Also, my husband had planned a surprise for me and needed the musicians to provide some special music, which they were able to do on short notice. They were wonderful. Thank you Parkwest Strings!
I loved, loved, loved these musicians. Working with Songhea was so easy. Every song I requested, the musicians were able Read more...
I loved, loved, loved these musicians. Working with Songhea was so easy. Every song I requested, the musicians were able to accommodate. They were also very flexible, even when it started raining. Also, my husband had planned a surprise for me and needed the musicians to provide some special music, which they were able to do on short notice. They were wonderful. Thank you Parkwest Strings! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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michelleabal
Wedding:
6/12/2010
5.0/5.0
I worked with Songhea from Parkwest Strings for my wedding ceremony music. She was AMAZING to work with. We spoke via email during the months leading to the wedding and hand a face to face meeting 2 weeks before. They are extremely familiar with catholic ceremonies and her and her quartet added a nice touch to the regular catholic mass music. She also learned a handful of songs for us a couple weeks before the wedding. They were able to perform “Circle of Life” during the prelude and they also learned Beyonce “Halo” for our Unity Candle ceremony. It sounded amazing!!! Songhea also worked directly with our music coordinator at our church which I appreciated becuase it took alot off my plate and I didn't have to worry about anything. She addressed things that I didn't think of like what we wanted them to wear. If you are looking for a professional, well versed, experienced, and easy to work with group for your next event, stop right here and contact Songhea right away. Thank you so much for making our wedding ceremony so special!
I worked with Songhea from Parkwest Strings for my wedding ceremony music. She was AMAZING to work with. We spoke via Read more...
I worked with Songhea from Parkwest Strings for my wedding ceremony music. She was AMAZING to work with. We spoke via email during the months leading to the wedding and hand a face to face meeting 2 weeks before. They are extremely familiar with catholic ceremonies and her and her quartet added a nice touch to the regular catholic mass music. She also learned a handful of songs for us a couple weeks before the wedding. They were able to perform “Circle of Life” during the prelude and they also learned Beyonce “Halo” for our Unity Candle ceremony. It sounded amazing!!! Songhea also worked directly with our music coordinator at our church which I appreciated becuase it took alot off my plate and I didn't have to worry about anything. She addressed things that I didn't think of like what we wanted them to wear. If you are looking for a professional, well versed, experienced, and easy to work with group for your next event, stop right here and contact Songhea right away. Thank you so much for making our wedding ceremony so special! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Sarah
Wedding:
4/10/2010
5.0/5.0
Parkwest strings was exactly what we were looking for. They were easy to work with and we have nothing but good things to say....
Parkwest strings was exactly what we were looking for. They were easy to work with and we have nothing but good things to Read more...
Parkwest strings was exactly what we were looking for. They were easy to work with and we have nothing but good things to say.... Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Betsy
Wedding:
3/27/2010
5.0/5.0
Parkwest Strings were a lovely addition to my wedding ceremony. They were professional, punctual, open to whatever I wanted, and very talented. What more could you ask for?
Parkwest Strings were a lovely addition to my wedding ceremony. They were professional, punctual, open to whatever I Read more...
Parkwest Strings were a lovely addition to my wedding ceremony. They were professional, punctual, open to whatever I wanted, and very talented. What more could you ask for? Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Ashley
Wedding:
12/5/2009
5.0/5.0
Parkwest Strings learned music for our wedding day and collaborated with friends of ours who were also performing during the ceremony. They were professional, sounded beautifully, and many people asked us about hiring them. We could not have been more pleased with their services.
Parkwest Strings learned music for our wedding day and collaborated with friends of ours who were also performing during Read more...
Parkwest Strings learned music for our wedding day and collaborated with friends of ours who were also performing during the ceremony. They were professional, sounded beautifully, and many people asked us about hiring them. We could not have been more pleased with their services. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Jenkins
Wedding:
10/17/2009
4.8/5.0
Songhea and the Parkwest Strings Quartet played at my October wedding, and I couldn't have been happier with their service and talent.

Songhea went out of her way to help arrange a song for me to walk down the aisle and she worked so well with our cantor to help put together a beautiful collection of music for our ceremony.

I have played the violin for 15 years, so I was very picky about having a good quartet at our wedding. The quartet sounded amazing in our large church. Everything was beautiful. If you're thinking of hiring them, I definitely recommend them!
Songhea and the Parkwest Strings Quartet played at my October wedding, and I couldn't have been happier with their service Read more...
Songhea and the Parkwest Strings Quartet played at my October wedding, and I couldn't have been happier with their service and talent.

Songhea went out of her way to help arrange a song for me to walk down the aisle and she worked so well with our cantor to help put together a beautiful collection of music for our ceremony.

I have played the violin for 15 years, so I was very picky about having a good quartet at our wedding. The quartet sounded amazing in our large church. Everything was beautiful. If you're thinking of hiring them, I definitely recommend them! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Kate
Wedding:
9/26/2009
5.0/5.0
Parkwest Strings was wonderful to work with. Songhea was super quick to respond to all my questions and concerns. We had to make a last minute change to our location, and they were totally flexible about it. Most importantly, the music was beautiful and all the guests commented on how great the string music was. They're terrific - I definitely recommend them!
Parkwest Strings was wonderful to work with. Songhea was super quick to respond to all my questions and concerns. We had Read more...
Parkwest Strings was wonderful to work with. Songhea was super quick to respond to all my questions and concerns. We had to make a last minute change to our location, and they were totally flexible about it. Most importantly, the music was beautiful and all the guests commented on how great the string music was. They're terrific - I definitely recommend them! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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jklardner2
Wedding:
9/6/2009
4.9/5.0
Parkwest Strings played @ my wedding and they did a great job. The only thing is if you plan on having your ceremony outside make sure you get a microphone for them. The music was hard to hear for me and didn't really get to enjoy their sounds until I got closer to them up near the alter.
They did amazing though, and during cocktail hour played strongly!
Parkwest Strings played @ my wedding and they did a great job. The only thing is if you plan on having your ceremony Read more...
Parkwest Strings played @ my wedding and they did a great job. The only thing is if you plan on having your ceremony outside make sure you get a microphone for them. The music was hard to hear for me and didn't really get to enjoy their sounds until I got closer to them up near the alter.
They did amazing though, and during cocktail hour played strongly! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Chong
Wedding:
7/11/2009
5.0/5.0
Parkwest Strings played music for our ceremony and cocktail hour. They were fantastic. They were able to play everything we requested and also coordinate the music to our wedding program. Our wedding was at the Botanic Garden and was outdoor but everyone was still able to hear them in a guest count of 380. They were also very affordable. Very easy to work with! Highly recommended!
Parkwest Strings played music for our ceremony and cocktail hour. They were fantastic. They were able to play everything Read more...
Parkwest Strings played music for our ceremony and cocktail hour. They were fantastic. They were able to play everything we requested and also coordinate the music to our wedding program. Our wedding was at the Botanic Garden and was outdoor but everyone was still able to hear them in a guest count of 380. They were also very affordable. Very easy to work with! Highly recommended! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, Wedding Venue
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strosan
Wedding:
4/25/2009
4.9/5.0
The musicians were extremely talented. They were very helpful as far as choosing pieces of music and when they would be played during the ceremony. Our e-mails/questions were answered within 24 hours. There were samples of their music on their website.
The musicians were extremely talented. They were very helpful as far as choosing pieces of music and when they would be Read more...
The musicians were extremely talented. They were very helpful as far as choosing pieces of music and when they would be played during the ceremony. Our e-mails/questions were answered within 24 hours. There were samples of their music on their website. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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kinipc
Wedding:
7/5/2008
5.0/5.0
Song-hea and her team were great. They were affordable, they were on-time, and they played everything we asked them to play. VERY easy to work with and very responsive to email.
Song-hea and her team were great. They were affordable, they were on-time, and they played everything we asked them to Read more...
Song-hea and her team were great. They were affordable, they were on-time, and they played everything we asked them to play. VERY easy to work with and very responsive to email. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music

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