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The Arundel Ensemble

Austin , TX
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LOCATION

6503 Halsey Court, 6503 Halsey Court
Austin, TX US 78739

PHONE

512-565-8563

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ABOUT US

For over twenty years, we have been providing outstanding live music by exemplary pros for events throughout central Texas. We've played for celebrity weddings, Presidents and... Read more
For over twenty years, we have been providing outstanding live music by exemplary pros for events throughout central Texas. We've played for celebrity weddings, Presidents and Congressmen, recorded for the film and game industry, backed up and toured with rock stars and performed for nearly 2,000 weddings - we'd love to play for you!

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Ceremony Music

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INFO FOR CEREMONY MUSIC

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

REVIEWS

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delbert
Wedding:
10/4/2014
5.0/5.0
Margaret and her musicians was extremely wonderful. They communicated very effectively. I'm extremely satisfied with their service and would not hesitate to do business with them again. Thanks Arundel Ensemble for the wonderful music at my wedding.
Margaret and her musicians was extremely wonderful. They communicated very effectively. I'm extremely satisfied with their Read more...
Margaret and her musicians was extremely wonderful. They communicated very effectively. I'm extremely satisfied with their service and would not hesitate to do business with them again. Thanks Arundel Ensemble for the wonderful music at my wedding. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Allison
Wedding:
9/27/2014
4.8/5.0
Great music, professional staff!
Great music, professional staff!
Great music, professional staff! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
They were professional from beginning to end -- several musicians were in attendance at the wedding and they sought us out to tell us just how great the trio was!

We were extremely pleased!

We heard nothing but good things from our guests and had a very good experience through booking and payment process, as well.

We'd use them again!
They were professional from beginning to end -- several musicians were in attendance at the wedding and they sought us out Read more...
They were professional from beginning to end -- several musicians were in attendance at the wedding and they sought us out to tell us just how great the trio was!

We were extremely pleased!

We heard nothing but good things from our guests and had a very good experience through booking and payment process, as well.

We'd use them again! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Wes
Wedding:
2/15/2014
5.0/5.0
When we first started planning our wedding, my husband made a few random requests. One of them was that he envisioned me walking down the aisle to "Canon in D" played by live strings. What can I say, I married a sentimental traditionalist! :)

When it came time to selecting the right ceremony musicians, I immediately thought of Arundel Ensemble. I have had the pleasure of working with Margaret and her team at multiple weddings I've planned and coordinated. I always find her staff to be on time, prepared, and sounding beautiful. Arundel Ensemble's rates are competitive and I love that they offer a mix of contemporary and classical music offerings so you don't have to choose classical pieces for every song.

I highly recommend that you consider Arundel Ensemble for your next event!
When we first started planning our wedding, my husband made a few random requests. One of them was that he envisioned me Read more...
When we first started planning our wedding, my husband made a few random requests. One of them was that he envisioned me walking down the aisle to "Canon in D" played by live strings. What can I say, I married a sentimental traditionalist! :)

When it came time to selecting the right ceremony musicians, I immediately thought of Arundel Ensemble. I have had the pleasure of working with Margaret and her team at multiple weddings I've planned and coordinated. I always find her staff to be on time, prepared, and sounding beautiful. Arundel Ensemble's rates are competitive and I love that they offer a mix of contemporary and classical music offerings so you don't have to choose classical pieces for every song.

I highly recommend that you consider Arundel Ensemble for your next event! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Kathryn
Wedding:
1/18/2014
4.3/5.0
Arundel Ensemble played beautifully at our wedding ceremony. They played the music we requested. They were on time, timely in responding to emails, and very professional. Their website is also very helpful, providing clips of their music and guides for choosing the songs you want played at your ceremony. I highly recommend them!
Arundel Ensemble played beautifully at our wedding ceremony. They played the music we requested. They were on time, timely Read more...
Arundel Ensemble played beautifully at our wedding ceremony. They played the music we requested. They were on time, timely in responding to emails, and very professional. Their website is also very helpful, providing clips of their music and guides for choosing the songs you want played at your ceremony. I highly recommend them! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
The Arundel Ensemble responded with the following comments:

Thankyou so much, Katherine, for your review! I'm not quite sure why our flexibility and value were rated so low - we offered a coordinator referral discount, continued playing half an hour after our contracted time as the ceremony ran late and played all your special requests...However, I'm very pleased you were happy with our performance and appreciate your kind words!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
The Arundel Ensemble is an extremely professional group. They provided classical and sacred music for the wedding and a varied assortment of different musical genres at the dinner afterwards. Their repertoire is quite extensive. This is a great group with which to work.
The Arundel Ensemble is an extremely professional group. They provided classical and sacred music for the wedding and a Read more...
The Arundel Ensemble is an extremely professional group. They provided classical and sacred music for the wedding and a varied assortment of different musical genres at the dinner afterwards. Their repertoire is quite extensive. This is a great group with which to work. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Melissa
Wedding:
6/1/2013
5.0/5.0
Absolutely beautiful music! I booked Arundel Ensemble for my son's wedding and couldn't have been more pleased. Margaret was a joy to work with and provided the music that helped make my son and his wife's special day perfect. Many of the attendees at the wedding came up to us and commented that the music was wonderful.
Absolutely beautiful music! I booked Arundel Ensemble for my son's wedding and couldn't have been more pleased. Margaret Read more...
Absolutely beautiful music! I booked Arundel Ensemble for my son's wedding and couldn't have been more pleased. Margaret was a joy to work with and provided the music that helped make my son and his wife's special day perfect. Many of the attendees at the wedding came up to us and commented that the music was wonderful. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Margie
Wedding:
5/4/2013
4.8/5.0
Very easy yo work with, and was able to accommodate the wedding kids on all their musical selections!
Very easy yo work with, and was able to accommodate the wedding kids on all their musical selections!
Very easy yo work with, and was able to accommodate the wedding kids on all their musical selections! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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M.
Wedding:
4/27/2013
5.0/5.0
Margaret is so easy to work with. Her team learned a very special song for me and pulled off a huge surprise for my husband during our ceremony. I would recommend her anytime!
Margaret is so easy to work with. Her team learned a very special song for me and pulled off a huge surprise for my Read more...
Margaret is so easy to work with. Her team learned a very special song for me and pulled off a huge surprise for my husband during our ceremony. I would recommend her anytime! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Private User
Wedding:
4/13/2013
5.0/5.0
I absolutely loved Arundel Ensemble at our wedding ceremony and heard nothing but great things from our guests! I stumbled across them pretty early on in our wedding planning and bookmarked the page so I would keep it mind once the wedding plans came together. I loved their repertoire and loved that it included so many modern pop and rock songs which fit perfectly into our wedding. I am a violinist and have played for 15+ years and while I appreciate the ordinary classical music that is typically played at weddings, I have a weak spot for all types of string quartet covers.

That said, we ended up picking the following pieces for our ceremony music: family walked down to the Beatles "When I'm 64", bridal party walked down to Journey "Don't stop Believin" and I walked down to Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah." At the end of the ceremony, we walked down as newlyweds to more Beatles "All you need is love" (a secret wish of mine since I saw Love Actually!).

The Arundel Ensemble made my dream wedding ceremony come alive and I can't say enough good things about the musicians, their talent, and the group itself. I am still so lucky that I came across them and I hope future brides look to them! They are quite affordable for their extensive repertoire and can work with you to create the musical ensemble you would love at your wedding!
I absolutely loved Arundel Ensemble at our wedding ceremony and heard nothing but great things from our guests! I stumbled Read more...
I absolutely loved Arundel Ensemble at our wedding ceremony and heard nothing but great things from our guests! I stumbled across them pretty early on in our wedding planning and bookmarked the page so I would keep it mind once the wedding plans came together. I loved their repertoire and loved that it included so many modern pop and rock songs which fit perfectly into our wedding. I am a violinist and have played for 15+ years and while I appreciate the ordinary classical music that is typically played at weddings, I have a weak spot for all types of string quartet covers.

That said, we ended up picking the following pieces for our ceremony music: family walked down to the Beatles "When I'm 64", bridal party walked down to Journey "Don't stop Believin" and I walked down to Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah." At the end of the ceremony, we walked down as newlyweds to more Beatles "All you need is love" (a secret wish of mine since I saw Love Actually!).

The Arundel Ensemble made my dream wedding ceremony come alive and I can't say enough good things about the musicians, their talent, and the group itself. I am still so lucky that I came across them and I hope future brides look to them! They are quite affordable for their extensive repertoire and can work with you to create the musical ensemble you would love at your wedding! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
12/8/2012
5.0/5.0
They were so great working with me, what my theme and vision was, and nailed it perfectly. Our musicians were on time, discreet, and sounded heavenly!!
They were so great working with me, what my theme and vision was, and nailed it perfectly. Our musicians were on time, Read more...
They were so great working with me, what my theme and vision was, and nailed it perfectly. Our musicians were on time, discreet, and sounded heavenly!! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Sherry
Wedding:
12/1/2012
5.0/5.0
Our daughter's wedding was absolutely perfect, due to the fact that everyone we worked with was a consummate professional with a special touch. Arundel Ensemble personified that! From the very beginning, we had specific requests, with complex arrangements, multiple vocalists, and extra musicians, and nothing was turned down. On the day of the wedding, I had tears as I stood in the back listening to the music of the Arundel strings swell through the chapel. During the ceremony, I was truly overwhelmed as I saw and heard the exquisite beauty of the Arundel Ensemble play their finest. It truly was a sight to behold. I hope to ask them to play again for our other daughter's wedding!
Our daughter's wedding was absolutely perfect, due to the fact that everyone we worked with was a consummate professional Read more...
Our daughter's wedding was absolutely perfect, due to the fact that everyone we worked with was a consummate professional with a special touch. Arundel Ensemble personified that! From the very beginning, we had specific requests, with complex arrangements, multiple vocalists, and extra musicians, and nothing was turned down. On the day of the wedding, I had tears as I stood in the back listening to the music of the Arundel strings swell through the chapel. During the ceremony, I was truly overwhelmed as I saw and heard the exquisite beauty of the Arundel Ensemble play their finest. It truly was a sight to behold. I hope to ask them to play again for our other daughter's wedding! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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mrsgrabert
Wedding:
10/28/2012
5.0/5.0
Thank you so much for all the beautiful music at our wedding! The Strings gave a romantic, relaxing feeling that added the right amount of beauty to the environment. It was wonderful to get ready in my room and hear the music playing in the background.

Thank you!
Rebecca Joy Grabert
Thank you so much for all the beautiful music at our wedding! The Strings gave a romantic, relaxing feeling that added the Read more...
Thank you so much for all the beautiful music at our wedding! The Strings gave a romantic, relaxing feeling that added the right amount of beauty to the environment. It was wonderful to get ready in my room and hear the music playing in the background.

Thank you!
Rebecca Joy Grabert Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Kelcey
Wedding:
10/27/2012
5.0/5.0
Margaret from The Arundel Ensemble played beautifully. She was professional, very receptive to doing anything we needed, dressed very professionally. Good selection of music. Made the event very special.
Margaret from The Arundel Ensemble played beautifully. She was professional, very receptive to doing anything we needed, Read more...
Margaret from The Arundel Ensemble played beautifully. She was professional, very receptive to doing anything we needed, dressed very professionally. Good selection of music. Made the event very special. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Arundel Ensemble was the absolute Perfect Choice in music for our wedding. All of the musicians were first rate and very professional. Margaret Coltman helped me select exactly what we wanted to hear on our special day. Our wedding was very intimate, and our string trio was an integral part of our ceremony and reception. Not only was the music most meaningful and wonderful, but the whole scenario became even more picturesque just by them being present with us. I would whole heartedly recommend placing your trust in the Arundel Ensemble's experience and expertise. We had no worries about the music on our perfect wedding day, and were so grateful for having chosen the best!
Arundel Ensemble was the absolute Perfect Choice in music for our wedding. All of the musicians were first rate and very Read more...
Arundel Ensemble was the absolute Perfect Choice in music for our wedding. All of the musicians were first rate and very professional. Margaret Coltman helped me select exactly what we wanted to hear on our special day. Our wedding was very intimate, and our string trio was an integral part of our ceremony and reception. Not only was the music most meaningful and wonderful, but the whole scenario became even more picturesque just by them being present with us. I would whole heartedly recommend placing your trust in the Arundel Ensemble's experience and expertise. We had no worries about the music on our perfect wedding day, and were so grateful for having chosen the best! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Haley
Wedding:
11/11/2011
5.0/5.0
Arundel Ensemble is a group of amazing musicians, who adapt to any wedding style beautifully! Our string trio did an amazing job of capturing our style based on the ceremony music (which had everything from classical music to Van Morisson) and adapting the pre-ceremony music perfectly. It sounded exquisite.
Arundel Ensemble is a group of amazing musicians, who adapt to any wedding style beautifully! Our string trio did an Read more...
Arundel Ensemble is a group of amazing musicians, who adapt to any wedding style beautifully! Our string trio did an amazing job of capturing our style based on the ceremony music (which had everything from classical music to Van Morisson) and adapting the pre-ceremony music perfectly. It sounded exquisite. Read less
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Michelle
Wedding:
5/16/2009
4.6/5.0
The Arundel Ensemble did a great job at our wedding! The string quartet was amazing and really set the mood for an elegant affair. We received several compliments on the ceremony music. I saw The Arundel Ensemble's website and their extensive repertoire and listened to the sound clips and was immediately hooked. I did not want to go with any other vendor for the ceremony! We loved that they boasted playing some modern and fun songs (like Latin tangos, Bittersweet Symphony and other fun songs from popular movies), in addition to the traditional songs that you would expect strings to play.

Margaret was very nice and professional in our discussions and e-mail communications. I was pleased with the whole process with the one exception of never receiving a copy of the contract with their counter-signature. Since I'm in the legal field and a little anal, this drove me nuts and made me nervous, but I spoke with Margaret about it by e-mail and over the phone on a couple of occasions and she assured me she would get it to me ASAP and that all was well. I honestly felt in my gut that I could count on them (Margaret is a gem) and they indeed came through for the wedding just as promised - no issues whatsoever. They did a fantastic job and I would definitely recommend them! They are worth every penny.
The Arundel Ensemble did a great job at our wedding! The string quartet was amazing and really set the mood for an elegant Read more...
The Arundel Ensemble did a great job at our wedding! The string quartet was amazing and really set the mood for an elegant affair. We received several compliments on the ceremony music. I saw The Arundel Ensemble's website and their extensive repertoire and listened to the sound clips and was immediately hooked. I did not want to go with any other vendor for the ceremony! We loved that they boasted playing some modern and fun songs (like Latin tangos, Bittersweet Symphony and other fun songs from popular movies), in addition to the traditional songs that you would expect strings to play.

Margaret was very nice and professional in our discussions and e-mail communications. I was pleased with the whole process with the one exception of never receiving a copy of the contract with their counter-signature. Since I'm in the legal field and a little anal, this drove me nuts and made me nervous, but I spoke with Margaret about it by e-mail and over the phone on a couple of occasions and she assured me she would get it to me ASAP and that all was well. I honestly felt in my gut that I could count on them (Margaret is a gem) and they indeed came through for the wedding just as promised - no issues whatsoever. They did a fantastic job and I would definitely recommend them! They are worth every penny. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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joec
Wedding:
4/25/2009
4.9/5.0
We chose The Arundel Ensemble because the have highly skilled musicians and their repertoire includes a lot of modern songs in addition to the more traditional ones. The thing that made them really stand out was that they learned a new piece for my wife's processional that I had transcribed myself (it was an obscure song that she had always wanted to walk down the aisle to, but the sheet music was nowhere to be found) and it sounded really great. They're easy to work with and the quartet sounded wonderful.
We chose The Arundel Ensemble because the have highly skilled musicians and their repertoire includes a lot of modern Read more...
We chose The Arundel Ensemble because the have highly skilled musicians and their repertoire includes a lot of modern songs in addition to the more traditional ones. The thing that made them really stand out was that they learned a new piece for my wife's processional that I had transcribed myself (it was an obscure song that she had always wanted to walk down the aisle to, but the sheet music was nowhere to be found) and it sounded really great. They're easy to work with and the quartet sounded wonderful. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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