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Seaside Strings

Huntington Beach , CA
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LOCATION

18685 Main Street, #178
Huntington Beach, CA US 92648 (map)

PHONE

714-912-6704

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

The Seaside Strings provide the finest classical entertainment for your wedding ceremony, party, or special event. Serving southern California, we specialize in string ensembles for your... Read more
The Seaside Strings provide the finest classical entertainment for your wedding ceremony, party, or special event. Serving southern California, we specialize in string ensembles for your wedding ceremony, cocktail hour, and/or reception. (Church wedding, hotel wedding, beach wedding, private home wedding?...our professional musicians perform wedding ceremony music all over LA and OC).

The Seaside Strings have ensembles of different sizes and instrumentation to custom-fit any type of event and budget. Most couples choose to hire our string trio or string quartet. Whether you are getting married in a church, hotel, private home, or beach, the Seaside Strings is the perfect choice for handling all your musical needs. We are confident that you will be delighted with our overall quality, musical repertoire, appearance and professionalism. Additionally, we can play just about anything from classical to most contempory songs.

Booking the Seaside Strings for your wedding is extremely easy and undoubtedly the least stressful aspect of planning your special day! Simply visit our website www.SeasideStrings.com to view our new demo video, listen to audio samples, view our contract details, song lists, and pricing information.

Let the Seaside Strings take care of your musical needs.

Just click here - www.SeasideStrings.com - to book us TODAY! Or call us at 714-336-5124

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Ceremony Music

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INFO FOR CEREMONY MUSIC

What ceremony music arrangements can you provide?
Instrumental - Duo, Instrumental - Trio, Orchestra, String - Quartet, String - Quintet, String - Trio
What instruments does your group play?
Cello, Flute, Trumpet, Viola, Violin
What is your usual attire?
Formal attire (Tuxedo for men and long black for women)
Do you offer live sample performances or CDs?
Yes! Everything can be found on our website www.SeasideStrings.com
How much time do you usually need for setup?
30 minutes
How much space do you usually require?
10'x10'
Do you charge for travel expenses? If yes, how much do you charge?
No travel fees in LA or OC. Palm Springs and San Diego is usually $50 per musician to travel.

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Desiree
Wedding:
7/6/2014
5.0/5.0
Everybody loved how the music was! It brought such a nice mood to my brothers wedding reception! And they were so nice, and right on time!
Everybody loved how the music was! It brought such a nice mood to my brothers wedding reception! And they were so nice, Read more...
Everybody loved how the music was! It brought such a nice mood to my brothers wedding reception! And they were so nice, and right on time! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
They sounded great and price was great'
They sounded great and price was great'
They sounded great and price was great' Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I hired them for my wedding ceremony. Chris and his team were very professional and super easy to work with! Chris always response my email timely. They've also been very accommodating when I had to change the schedule after I signed the contract. They performed all the songs I asked for. I got a lot of compliments from my guests that their performance brings quite a bit of elegance to my wedding.
I hired them for my wedding ceremony. Chris and his team were very professional and super easy to work with! Chris always Read more...
I hired them for my wedding ceremony. Chris and his team were very professional and super easy to work with! Chris always response my email timely. They've also been very accommodating when I had to change the schedule after I signed the contract. They performed all the songs I asked for. I got a lot of compliments from my guests that their performance brings quite a bit of elegance to my wedding. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
5/25/2014
5.0/5.0
Chris and the Seaside Strings team was great! They were so accommodating with timing, song suggestions, everything. They have a large list of songs to pick from and were open to new songs as well. We had them play for our ceremony and it was exactly what we were looking for. So happy to have found them! Would definitely recommend.
Chris and the Seaside Strings team was great! They were so accommodating with timing, song suggestions, everything. They Read more...
Chris and the Seaside Strings team was great! They were so accommodating with timing, song suggestions, everything. They have a large list of songs to pick from and were open to new songs as well. We had them play for our ceremony and it was exactly what we were looking for. So happy to have found them! Would definitely recommend. Read less
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Lindsay
Wedding:
5/18/2014
5.0/5.0
We were extremely happy with the music and service that Seaside Strings provided us at our wedding. Their website was easy to use and helpful when making music selections. Communications and making payments was easy and stress free. I had a special music request that they happily responded to and did a beautiful and flawless job. They provided music as our guests arrived, during the ceremony and during cocktail hour. Their music and presence added an elegant and personal touch to our wedding.
We were extremely happy with the music and service that Seaside Strings provided us at our wedding. Their website was easy Read more...
We were extremely happy with the music and service that Seaside Strings provided us at our wedding. Their website was easy to use and helpful when making music selections. Communications and making payments was easy and stress free. I had a special music request that they happily responded to and did a beautiful and flawless job. They provided music as our guests arrived, during the ceremony and during cocktail hour. Their music and presence added an elegant and personal touch to our wedding. Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
5/17/2014
5.0/5.0
Seaside Strings was a pleasure to work with and I would recommend them to anyone who is looking for strings at their special event. I was referred to them by my wedding planner and the Hotel Laguna. From the beginning Chris was nothing but professional, kept in contact with me and answered questions I had. They arrived at my wedding on time, set up and played for our guests before the ceremony. I didn’t have to worry about them one bit and we all enjoyed them so much! I would definitely recommend Seaside Strings!
Seaside Strings was a pleasure to work with and I would recommend them to anyone who is looking for strings at their Read more...
Seaside Strings was a pleasure to work with and I would recommend them to anyone who is looking for strings at their special event. I was referred to them by my wedding planner and the Hotel Laguna. From the beginning Chris was nothing but professional, kept in contact with me and answered questions I had. They arrived at my wedding on time, set up and played for our guests before the ceremony. I didn’t have to worry about them one bit and we all enjoyed them so much! I would definitely recommend Seaside Strings! Read less
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Barbara
Wedding:
5/3/2014
5.0/5.0
This was a wonderful addition to our wedding! We had numerous comments on the quality of music for our cocktail hour and dinner. Very professional, and elegant music. We can't thank you enough for being a part of our special day! We highly recommend Seaside Strings for any event.
This was a wonderful addition to our wedding! We had numerous comments on the quality of music for our cocktail hour and Read more...
This was a wonderful addition to our wedding! We had numerous comments on the quality of music for our cocktail hour and dinner. Very professional, and elegant music. We can't thank you enough for being a part of our special day! We highly recommend Seaside Strings for any event. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I hired Seaside Strings for my daughter's wedding ceremony. Everybody absolutely loved their music. It was so easy to deal with Chris, he is very professional and knowledgeable.I didn't have to worry what kind of music they have to play, they absolutely knew what they have to do. And they did it great. It was so beautiful music. It was a hit for the ceremony.
I hired Seaside Strings for my daughter's wedding ceremony. Everybody absolutely loved their music. It was so easy to deal Read more...
I hired Seaside Strings for my daughter's wedding ceremony. Everybody absolutely loved their music. It was so easy to deal with Chris, he is very professional and knowledgeable.I didn't have to worry what kind of music they have to play, they absolutely knew what they have to do. And they did it great. It was so beautiful music. It was a hit for the ceremony. Read less
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Robert
Wedding:
4/12/2014
5.0/5.0
it was great having them at my event
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Maria
Wedding:
2/15/2014
5.0/5.0
We hired Seaside Strings for my daughter's wedding and we were extremely satisfied, they played beautiful, were professional, and our guests could not stop admiring them.
Seaside streams played at the church and the reception hall, and made our event unforgettable. Additionally I found their fees to be pretty reasonable for the quality of performance they deliver.

I highly recommend this group for any event.
We hired Seaside Strings for my daughter's wedding and we were extremely satisfied, they played beautiful, were Read more...
We hired Seaside Strings for my daughter's wedding and we were extremely satisfied, they played beautiful, were professional, and our guests could not stop admiring them.
Seaside streams played at the church and the reception hall, and made our event unforgettable. Additionally I found their fees to be pretty reasonable for the quality of performance they deliver.

I highly recommend this group for any event. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Seaside Strings did a beautiful job performing at my wedding. We researched many quartets and we were happy to have chosen Seaside strings. With professional classical musicians in my family, a quartet with musicality and great intonation was essential. Everyone was very pleased with their performance and music selection.
Seaside Strings did a beautiful job performing at my wedding. We researched many quartets and we were happy to have chosen Read more...
Seaside Strings did a beautiful job performing at my wedding. We researched many quartets and we were happy to have chosen Seaside strings. With professional classical musicians in my family, a quartet with musicality and great intonation was essential. Everyone was very pleased with their performance and music selection. Read less
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Stefanie
Wedding:
5/18/2013
5.0/5.0
I found Seaside Strings as part of a groupon type deal through a wedding website. Honestly, I chose them because the deal was so great. I spoke with Chris through email and phone conversation before buying the deal, and he was extremely helpful in explaining everything. Once I booked them, he was so easy to deal with - mostly through email (which is my preferred way anyhow). He emailed me a list of Disney songs they knew how to play, and informed me that they could learn almost any song as long as the sheet music was provided. They even gave me a link to a website with super cheap sheet music. I purchased the sheet music for our recessional, and they even sent me a clip of them rehearsing. They've played Disney before, so I did not have to make any special arrangements. I have not received my video yet, but from guest recordings and reviews, the music they played was very nice. They incorporated Disney music with other classical songs, which was a very nice treat for the guests to hear. I do remember hearing them play the Bridal March, a song for our Unity Candle lighting, and our recessional song. Everything sounded beautiful. They played Fantasmic for our recessional, and it was awesome. They also played the cocktail hour which was nice for the guests. I definitely recommend Seaside Strings to anyone looking for a string trio. They were awesome!!!
I found Seaside Strings as part of a groupon type deal through a wedding website. Honestly, I chose them because the deal Read more...
I found Seaside Strings as part of a groupon type deal through a wedding website. Honestly, I chose them because the deal was so great. I spoke with Chris through email and phone conversation before buying the deal, and he was extremely helpful in explaining everything. Once I booked them, he was so easy to deal with - mostly through email (which is my preferred way anyhow). He emailed me a list of Disney songs they knew how to play, and informed me that they could learn almost any song as long as the sheet music was provided. They even gave me a link to a website with super cheap sheet music. I purchased the sheet music for our recessional, and they even sent me a clip of them rehearsing. They've played Disney before, so I did not have to make any special arrangements. I have not received my video yet, but from guest recordings and reviews, the music they played was very nice. They incorporated Disney music with other classical songs, which was a very nice treat for the guests to hear. I do remember hearing them play the Bridal March, a song for our Unity Candle lighting, and our recessional song. Everything sounded beautiful. They played Fantasmic for our recessional, and it was awesome. They also played the cocktail hour which was nice for the guests. I definitely recommend Seaside Strings to anyone looking for a string trio. They were awesome!!! Read less
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Shaun
Wedding:
2/17/2013
5.0/5.0
We selected Seaside Strings to provide live music during the ceremony and to entertain during pictures / happy hour for our wedding at SeaCliff Country Club in Huntington Beach, and could not be more pleased with Chris and the entire string quartet. Seaside Strings was very responsive and incredibly easy to work with throughout the process, and even learned three of our favorite (non-traditional) songs for inclusion in the ceremony (all we did was provide the piano sheet music, and they did the rest!). Overall, we highly recommend Seaside Strings!
We selected Seaside Strings to provide live music during the ceremony and to entertain during pictures / happy hour for Read more...
We selected Seaside Strings to provide live music during the ceremony and to entertain during pictures / happy hour for our wedding at SeaCliff Country Club in Huntington Beach, and could not be more pleased with Chris and the entire string quartet. Seaside Strings was very responsive and incredibly easy to work with throughout the process, and even learned three of our favorite (non-traditional) songs for inclusion in the ceremony (all we did was provide the piano sheet music, and they did the rest!). Overall, we highly recommend Seaside Strings! Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
12/30/2012
5.0/5.0
Chris and Seaside Strings were a pleasure to work with!
The musicians were not only incredibly talented, but looked the part.
Half way through our ceremony the skies opened up and it began to pour.
Seaside Strings moved seamlessly under an overhang and still played through our recessional.
They moved again to accommodate the new cocktail hour location, I didn’t even notice!
Seaside Strings are professionals and experts when it comes to wedding music – we would recommend them to anyone!
Chris and Seaside Strings were a pleasure to work with!
The musicians were not only incredibly talented, but looked Read more...
Chris and Seaside Strings were a pleasure to work with!
The musicians were not only incredibly talented, but looked the part.
Half way through our ceremony the skies opened up and it began to pour.
Seaside Strings moved seamlessly under an overhang and still played through our recessional.
They moved again to accommodate the new cocktail hour location, I didn’t even notice!
Seaside Strings are professionals and experts when it comes to wedding music – we would recommend them to anyone! Read less
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Kathleen K.
Wedding:
11/11/2012
5.0/5.0
Our wedding was at the Coto de Caza Country Club. We knew from the beginning we wanted a string quartet and found Seaside Strings. Their website gave a comprehensive list of music as well as audio samples. We had alot of special requests for our ceremony and the quartet did a great job hitting each que of the ceremony. Our guests especially enjoyed their playing during our cocktail hour. They took requests and everyone had a great time. Anytime I had a question or a revision, Chris was very fast to respond via email. They were fantastic!
Our wedding was at the Coto de Caza Country Club. We knew from the beginning we wanted a string quartet and found Seaside Read more...
Our wedding was at the Coto de Caza Country Club. We knew from the beginning we wanted a string quartet and found Seaside Strings. Their website gave a comprehensive list of music as well as audio samples. We had alot of special requests for our ceremony and the quartet did a great job hitting each que of the ceremony. Our guests especially enjoyed their playing during our cocktail hour. They took requests and everyone had a great time. Anytime I had a question or a revision, Chris was very fast to respond via email. They were fantastic! Read less
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Amy S.
Wedding:
11/4/2012
5.0/5.0
I wish I could have been a guest at my wedding instead of the bride so I'd have been able to hear more of Seaside Strings. With all the hustle and bustle of getting married, it didn't leave me much opportunity to enjoy their music, but what I do remember hearing was perfect! I asked some family and friends if they enjoyed the string trio that played during the ceremony and cocktail hour and they all said it sounded beautiful. Chris was my only vendor I never met with face-to-face but there were definitely no regrets. Booking them is a very easy and smooth process so there doesn't seem to be much need for it. Also wish I had more of a chance to say hello and thank him in person, but he did make sure to acknowledge me and send over a nice hello when he saw me from a distance whizzing by to go take pictures. Thanks again to Chris and his crew!
I wish I could have been a guest at my wedding instead of the bride so I'd have been able to hear more of Seaside Strings. Read more...
I wish I could have been a guest at my wedding instead of the bride so I'd have been able to hear more of Seaside Strings. With all the hustle and bustle of getting married, it didn't leave me much opportunity to enjoy their music, but what I do remember hearing was perfect! I asked some family and friends if they enjoyed the string trio that played during the ceremony and cocktail hour and they all said it sounded beautiful. Chris was my only vendor I never met with face-to-face but there were definitely no regrets. Booking them is a very easy and smooth process so there doesn't seem to be much need for it. Also wish I had more of a chance to say hello and thank him in person, but he did make sure to acknowledge me and send over a nice hello when he saw me from a distance whizzing by to go take pictures. Thanks again to Chris and his crew! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
10/13/2012
5.0/5.0
You played beautifully, showed up on time, and were professional. Thanks for making my daughter's wedding a success. I will be happy to recommend you.
You played beautifully, showed up on time, and were professional. Thanks for making my daughter's wedding a success. I Read more...
You played beautifully, showed up on time, and were professional. Thanks for making my daughter's wedding a success. I will be happy to recommend you. Read less
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junrboy
Wedding:
10/11/2012
5.0/5.0
Chris communicated well during the whole planning process and no song was unthinkable for the wedding. During the ceremony they played beautifully. I would recommend them to anyone having an event.
Chris communicated well during the whole planning process and no song was unthinkable for the wedding. During the ceremony Read more...
Chris communicated well during the whole planning process and no song was unthinkable for the wedding. During the ceremony they played beautifully. I would recommend them to anyone having an event. Read less
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Cindy
Wedding:
10/6/2012
5.0/5.0
Seaside Strings just performed at our daughter's wedding this past Saturday. We could not have been happier! So beautiful! In addition to the ceremony, they also performed during cocktail hour - so beautiful and so classy. I am so happy we found them. I hightly recommend them!
Seaside Strings just performed at our daughter's wedding this past Saturday. We could not have been happier! So beautiful! Read more...
Seaside Strings just performed at our daughter's wedding this past Saturday. We could not have been happier! So beautiful! In addition to the ceremony, they also performed during cocktail hour - so beautiful and so classy. I am so happy we found them. I hightly recommend them! Read less
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lisa
Wedding:
10/6/2012
5.0/5.0
Seaside strings did a beautiful job with the music for our wedding. They were very easy to work with and had a lot of helpful information for us when we were planning the music for the wedding. We used a string quartet to play for the guests before and during the ceremony and they played beautiful, classical music. We also used them to play contemporary, rock/pop music during dinner. They did a great job with the contemporary music and the guests loved hearing rock/pop music played by a string quartet! They were on time, dressed very professionally, and did a flawless job entertaining our guests! We thank them for adding to the ambiance of our day and we would recommend them to everyone!
Seaside strings did a beautiful job with the music for our wedding. They were very easy to work with and had a lot of Read more...
Seaside strings did a beautiful job with the music for our wedding. They were very easy to work with and had a lot of helpful information for us when we were planning the music for the wedding. We used a string quartet to play for the guests before and during the ceremony and they played beautiful, classical music. We also used them to play contemporary, rock/pop music during dinner. They did a great job with the contemporary music and the guests loved hearing rock/pop music played by a string quartet! They were on time, dressed very professionally, and did a flawless job entertaining our guests! We thank them for adding to the ambiance of our day and we would recommend them to everyone! Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
9/22/2012
5.0/5.0
Seaside Strings were a perfect addition to our wedding. They offered us a list of the songs that they regularly play so we could call out specific ones that we wanted to have during our cocktail hour, as well as offered to play any song that they didn't know (with the simple caveat that we provide at least piano music for the piece). My wife and I had very specific songs in mind for the three big ceremony moments (Wedding Party Entry, Bride Entry, Wedding Party Exit), all we had to do is provide sheet music we found online along with a simple YouTube link showing how it should sound and they knocked it out of the park.

Having three songs that we each felt meant something to us significantly being played beautifully on the biggest day of our lives was just fantastic.

Even though we weren't around to hear them during the cocktail hour, our guests only had glowing things to say. For all who are on the fence on whether you should have a string trio at all, I'd say to bite the bullet and do it. And for that service, Seaside Strings is absolutely the way to go. They've incredibly professional, wonderful players and will help make your day all the more special.
Seaside Strings were a perfect addition to our wedding. They offered us a list of the songs that they regularly play so we Read more...
Seaside Strings were a perfect addition to our wedding. They offered us a list of the songs that they regularly play so we could call out specific ones that we wanted to have during our cocktail hour, as well as offered to play any song that they didn't know (with the simple caveat that we provide at least piano music for the piece). My wife and I had very specific songs in mind for the three big ceremony moments (Wedding Party Entry, Bride Entry, Wedding Party Exit), all we had to do is provide sheet music we found online along with a simple YouTube link showing how it should sound and they knocked it out of the park.

Having three songs that we each felt meant something to us significantly being played beautifully on the biggest day of our lives was just fantastic.

Even though we weren't around to hear them during the cocktail hour, our guests only had glowing things to say. For all who are on the fence on whether you should have a string trio at all, I'd say to bite the bullet and do it. And for that service, Seaside Strings is absolutely the way to go. They've incredibly professional, wonderful players and will help make your day all the more special. Read less
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Sherri
Wedding:
9/2/2012
5.0/5.0
Chris has been amazing from Day 1! He was always responsive with all my emails and phone calls. He is very professional and does an amazing job! I am so glad I had him at my wedding, the music was unforgettably beautiful and perfect!
Chris has been amazing from Day 1! He was always responsive with all my emails and phone calls. He is very professional Read more...
Chris has been amazing from Day 1! He was always responsive with all my emails and phone calls. He is very professional and does an amazing job! I am so glad I had him at my wedding, the music was unforgettably beautiful and perfect! Read less
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Bill
Wedding:
8/11/2012
5.0/5.0
I have hired the Seaside Strings for both of my daughters weddings the past two summers. I had a trio of two violins and a cello to play music at the church. We chose all of the music for the seating of the guests, entrance of the bridal party and bride, music for the mass and exit music. I recieved many complements and enjoyed the music immensly.
I would highly recommend the Seaside Strings for a wedding or any other social occasion that calls for a classical group.

Bill Ormsbee
Chino Hills, CA
I have hired the Seaside Strings for both of my daughters weddings the past two summers. I had a trio of two violins and a Read more...
I have hired the Seaside Strings for both of my daughters weddings the past two summers. I had a trio of two violins and a cello to play music at the church. We chose all of the music for the seating of the guests, entrance of the bridal party and bride, music for the mass and exit music. I recieved many complements and enjoyed the music immensly.
I would highly recommend the Seaside Strings for a wedding or any other social occasion that calls for a classical group.

Bill Ormsbee
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Jennifer
Wedding:
7/1/2012
5.0/5.0
I found Seaside Strings on a musician site called gigmasters.com. Chris got back to me quickly & I could immediately tell he was confident, professional & yet easy going. He happily accommodated my classical song requests for the ceremony, and then switched to jazz, swing & and classic movie themes for the cocktail hour. The musicians all wore tuxes & were the epitome of class.

My guests raved about the musicians. I heard everything from "what a nice touch" and "really classy" to "they were really on point" and "I pulled up a chair to listen to them during the cocktail hour" -- the last 2 comments were from 2 other musician friends.

My only regret is that I did not get to enjoy hearing their music more. Of course, I was hiding indoors prior to the ceremony, which was outdoors, and because of the breeze off the water, it was hard to hear them past the last row of chairs. During the cocktail hour, they moved indoors to entertain guests, while the wedding party was taking photos, so I missed that portion entirely. I only distinctly remember hearing my entrance music as I came down the aisle w/my dad. Much of the event was kind of a blur, but the ceremony was actually my favorite part, and I definitely think the music had a lot to do with that.

I'd love to recommend Seaside Strings to a friend so I can actually attend an event and listen to them play! At the time I booked, they had an online booking discount, but even without that, I'd hire them again in a heartbeat. They are worth every penny!
I found Seaside Strings on a musician site called gigmasters.com. Chris got back to me quickly & I could immediately tell Read more...
I found Seaside Strings on a musician site called gigmasters.com. Chris got back to me quickly & I could immediately tell he was confident, professional & yet easy going. He happily accommodated my classical song requests for the ceremony, and then switched to jazz, swing & and classic movie themes for the cocktail hour. The musicians all wore tuxes & were the epitome of class.

My guests raved about the musicians. I heard everything from "what a nice touch" and "really classy" to "they were really on point" and "I pulled up a chair to listen to them during the cocktail hour" -- the last 2 comments were from 2 other musician friends.

My only regret is that I did not get to enjoy hearing their music more. Of course, I was hiding indoors prior to the ceremony, which was outdoors, and because of the breeze off the water, it was hard to hear them past the last row of chairs. During the cocktail hour, they moved indoors to entertain guests, while the wedding party was taking photos, so I missed that portion entirely. I only distinctly remember hearing my entrance music as I came down the aisle w/my dad. Much of the event was kind of a blur, but the ceremony was actually my favorite part, and I definitely think the music had a lot to do with that.

I'd love to recommend Seaside Strings to a friend so I can actually attend an event and listen to them play! At the time I booked, they had an online booking discount, but even without that, I'd hire them again in a heartbeat. They are worth every penny! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
The strings added such a lovely touch to the ceromony! The music and selection of songs were just what we were looking for! Thank you! Thank you! We would gladly recommend you to anyone!
The strings added such a lovely touch to the ceromony! The music and selection of songs were just what we were looking Read more...
The strings added such a lovely touch to the ceromony! The music and selection of songs were just what we were looking for! Thank you! Thank you! We would gladly recommend you to anyone! Read less
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Laurie
Wedding:
6/25/2011
5.0/5.0
Seaside Strings were great! Not only did they sound wonderful, but they were able to play a song that was not in there repertoire. I sent them a mp4 and they figured out how to play it spot-on. Compared to other strings quartets I called, there prices were the best. I was totally satisfied with Seaside Strings. The only thing I would say- and this was not at all there fault, but just something I didn't think of- was that we never told them where we wanted them set up. We just assumed they would be at the front of the church beneath the alter. However, they set-up in the rear balcony where the choir would normally sing. This is also where the organ was located. Because of this we ended up never seeing them. The entire ceremony went by and neither I nor my groom ever saw them- we just heard them. They sounded excellent but would have liked them clearly visible by the guests. We never thought to tell them this or to tell our wedding planner to tell them. We just instinctively assumed they would be at the front. We wonder if our guests even knew the music was being played live. For all they know it could have been a cd.
Seaside Strings were great! Not only did they sound wonderful, but they were able to play a song that was not in there Read more...
Seaside Strings were great! Not only did they sound wonderful, but they were able to play a song that was not in there repertoire. I sent them a mp4 and they figured out how to play it spot-on. Compared to other strings quartets I called, there prices were the best. I was totally satisfied with Seaside Strings. The only thing I would say- and this was not at all there fault, but just something I didn't think of- was that we never told them where we wanted them set up. We just assumed they would be at the front of the church beneath the alter. However, they set-up in the rear balcony where the choir would normally sing. This is also where the organ was located. Because of this we ended up never seeing them. The entire ceremony went by and neither I nor my groom ever saw them- we just heard them. They sounded excellent but would have liked them clearly visible by the guests. We never thought to tell them this or to tell our wedding planner to tell them. We just instinctively assumed they would be at the front. We wonder if our guests even knew the music was being played live. For all they know it could have been a cd. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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M
Wedding:
9/29/2012
4.9/5.0
Chris was very helpful getting the music we wanted for the wedding, as we did not use traditional songs. He was very professional and accommodating. Music was lovely. They did miss one song during the ceremony, but no one noticed.
I would definitely use them again.
Chris was very helpful getting the music we wanted for the wedding, as we did not use traditional songs. He was very Read more...
Chris was very helpful getting the music we wanted for the wedding, as we did not use traditional songs. He was very professional and accommodating. Music was lovely. They did miss one song during the ceremony, but no one noticed.
I would definitely use them again. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Alicia
Wedding:
4/12/2014
4.8/5.0
The services provided were very professional, as the bride I didnt get to hear them play (besides walking down the aisle and back) but heard from my guests they said the music was beautiful.
Chris was very flexable in fitting our wedding in that day, they were booked for other events that day. Very nice gentlemen.
The services provided were very professional, as the bride I didnt get to hear them play (besides walking down the aisle Read more...
The services provided were very professional, as the bride I didnt get to hear them play (besides walking down the aisle and back) but heard from my guests they said the music was beautiful.
Chris was very flexable in fitting our wedding in that day, they were booked for other events that day. Very nice gentlemen. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Ryan
Wedding:
9/30/2012
4.8/5.0
Couldn't have asked for anything more...probably because we asked for a lot, but they did exactly what we asked for! I had written my own version of the Bridal Chorus, requested some weird cues and random songs, but they nailed every one. They were on time, dressed to impress, and really helped make it a special occasion...highly recommend!
Couldn't have asked for anything more...probably because we asked for a lot, but they did exactly what we asked for! I had Read more...
Couldn't have asked for anything more...probably because we asked for a lot, but they did exactly what we asked for! I had written my own version of the Bridal Chorus, requested some weird cues and random songs, but they nailed every one. They were on time, dressed to impress, and really helped make it a special occasion...highly recommend! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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lauren213
Wedding:
10/14/2011
4.8/5.0
The string trio added such a classy touch to our special day!! I would definitely recommend Seaside Strings and would happily hire them again in the future!
The string trio added such a classy touch to our special day!! I would definitely recommend Seaside Strings and would Read more...
The string trio added such a classy touch to our special day!! I would definitely recommend Seaside Strings and would happily hire them again in the future! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Brenda
Wedding:
4/3/2010
4.8/5.0
Seaside strings were amazing. A few days before the wedding I emailed them and asked if they could play disney songs, since I'm a big disney fan. They played all my favorite disney songs. All my guest were pleased, and they did notice that the songs were disney.
Seaside strings were amazing. A few days before the wedding I emailed them and asked if they could play disney songs, Read more...
Seaside strings were amazing. A few days before the wedding I emailed them and asked if they could play disney songs, since I'm a big disney fan. They played all my favorite disney songs. All my guest were pleased, and they did notice that the songs were disney. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.7/5.0
We used Seaside Strings for a string quartet for our ceremony and cocktail hour. The owner, Chris, was easy to work with over the phone and email. They did a great job, were professional, and even learned a song for our recessional. It was a lovely touch to our wedding day,
We used Seaside Strings for a string quartet for our ceremony and cocktail hour. The owner, Chris, was easy to work with Read more...
We used Seaside Strings for a string quartet for our ceremony and cocktail hour. The owner, Chris, was easy to work with over the phone and email. They did a great job, were professional, and even learned a song for our recessional. It was a lovely touch to our wedding day, Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Sarah
Wedding:
9/5/2010
4.6/5.0
Seaside Strings provided music for my ceremony and reception and they did a beautiful job. Just sent them the sheet music and they can play what ever you like. I hired the trio and they sounded great playing my selections of Beach Boys, the Beatles and Eric Clapton. It helped make the ceremony and cocktail hour really special.
Seaside Strings provided music for my ceremony and reception and they did a beautiful job. Just sent them the sheet music Read more...
Seaside Strings provided music for my ceremony and reception and they did a beautiful job. Just sent them the sheet music and they can play what ever you like. I hired the trio and they sounded great playing my selections of Beach Boys, the Beatles and Eric Clapton. It helped make the ceremony and cocktail hour really special. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Michelle
Wedding:
8/30/2012
4.4/5.0
The strings added an elegant feel that could not be matched by any dj or band:-)
The strings added an elegant feel that could not be matched by any dj or band:-)
The strings added an elegant feel that could not be matched by any dj or band:-) Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Shah
Wedding:
5/9/2014
4.0/5.0
The reason that I am giving this vendor four stars instead of five is not the vendors fault. It's no ones.... You are too busy to appreciate this vendor. I never heard them play a song. If you are trying to cut back this is the place to do it. They came on time, they played for two hours, and they left.
The reason that I am giving this vendor four stars instead of five is not the vendors fault. It's no ones.... You are too Read more...
The reason that I am giving this vendor four stars instead of five is not the vendors fault. It's no ones.... You are too busy to appreciate this vendor. I never heard them play a song. If you are trying to cut back this is the place to do it. They came on time, they played for two hours, and they left. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
Seaside Strings responded with the following comments:

We performed at the Nixon Library and the guests truly enjoyed our music. There were many compliments from the bride's and groom's guests. To say that having live classical music at a wedding can be "cut back" truly under-values what we bring to a wedding. Although you may not have heard us that day, you will cherish our music for years to come when viewing your wedding video. Congrats again on a beautiful wedding.

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