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The Mariani Ensemble

Parkton , MD
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Parkton, MD US 21120 (map)
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ABOUT US

The Mariani Ensemble provides music for special events in the Baltimore, Maryland area. We specialize in light classical music that is perfect for receptions, dinner parties, weddings,... Read more
The Mariani Ensemble provides music for special events in the Baltimore, Maryland area. We specialize in light classical music that is perfect for receptions, dinner parties, weddings, and other social functions. Our members are graduates of the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, and we have much experience with performing at various events. We have a wide selection of repertoire, and we will also work to accommodate any of your needs in terms of specific/unusual music selections. Our job is to make your event as special as possible! Please contact us for more information and for booking, and we’ll be glad to help you with having the perfect music for your event.

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Ceremony Music

INFO FOR CEREMONY MUSIC

What ceremony music arrangements can you provide?
Instrumental - Duo, Instrumental - Trio, String - Trio
What instruments does your group play?
Cello, Piano, Viola, Violin
What is your usual attire?
We dress formally for wedding ceremonies, wearing traditional all-black music peformance attire.
Do you offer live sample performances or CDs?
Yes! Please visit my website at www.marianiensemble.com for samples.
How much time do you usually need for setup?
Only 10-15 minutes.
Do you charge for travel expenses? If yes, how much do you charge?
We provide a rate quote upon inquiry.

REVIEWS

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Megan
Wedding:
9/22/2013
4.5/5.0
Pros: I never got the chance to meet Jennifer in person on my wedding day, but she was very professional and responsive via email during the planning process. I appreciated her suggestions for pieces that would pair well with our other ceremony selections. I think they started playing slightly earlier than the contracted start time. I only heard snippets of the cocktail hour music, but it sounded great. Cost was competitive.

Cons: Our ceremony music was not played as selected. The ensemble played the same piece for the seating of our parents and for the bridesmaids' processional (we requested two separate pieces). They played this same piece as part of the prelude also which I did not like. I could hear it being played while in the bridal room (on a different floor from the ceremony space) and panicked that the ceremony was starting before my bridal party and I were ready. There are plenty of other pieces they might have played for the prelude instead.
Pros: I never got the chance to meet Jennifer in person on my wedding day, but she was very professional and responsive Read more...
Pros: I never got the chance to meet Jennifer in person on my wedding day, but she was very professional and responsive via email during the planning process. I appreciated her suggestions for pieces that would pair well with our other ceremony selections. I think they started playing slightly earlier than the contracted start time. I only heard snippets of the cocktail hour music, but it sounded great. Cost was competitive.

Cons: Our ceremony music was not played as selected. The ensemble played the same piece for the seating of our parents and for the bridesmaids' processional (we requested two separate pieces). They played this same piece as part of the prelude also which I did not like. I could hear it being played while in the bridal room (on a different floor from the ceremony space) and panicked that the ceremony was starting before my bridal party and I were ready. There are plenty of other pieces they might have played for the prelude instead. Read less
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The Mariani Ensemble responded with the following comments:

Thank you for choosing our ensemble for your special day, and thank you for the feedback. I do apologize if there was any confusion. The coordinator cued us when it was time for the sets of parents to enter, and we did, in fact, play the requested song for this moment. The doors were then closed, at which time we had assumed that the bridal party would process so then began the second piece. However, once the doors opened again, the last set of parents entered followed by the bridal party, so we apologize for this. We did, however, play both requested pieces before your bridal procession. I also do not believe that we played one of the processional pieces as prelude, but perhaps could have played something that sounded somewhat similar, so apologies for that as well. Thank you again for the comments!
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Courtney
Wedding:
7/26/2013
5.0/5.0
Jeni and the Mariani Ensemble were wonderful, so responsive and easy to work with! While planning, I did everything via email with Jeni and she was always quick to respond and offered suggestions to make picking selections easy. Although she was unable to play at my wedding, the musicians that were there (Kate, April, and Heather) were awesome. I really appreciated how Jeni checked in leading up to the wedding and made sure we were all on the same page.
Jeni and the Mariani Ensemble were wonderful, so responsive and easy to work with! While planning, I did everything via Read more...
Jeni and the Mariani Ensemble were wonderful, so responsive and easy to work with! While planning, I did everything via email with Jeni and she was always quick to respond and offered suggestions to make picking selections easy. Although she was unable to play at my wedding, the musicians that were there (Kate, April, and Heather) were awesome. I really appreciated how Jeni checked in leading up to the wedding and made sure we were all on the same page. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Brittany
Wedding:
3/9/2013
4.9/5.0
Jennifer was great to work with. Although we never met in person until the wedding day, she was responsive on emails, gave great recommendations for music selections and was flexible to my suggestions. The music sounded wonderful on the day of! Could not have been happier!
Jennifer was great to work with. Although we never met in person until the wedding day, she was responsive on emails, gave Read more...
Jennifer was great to work with. Although we never met in person until the wedding day, she was responsive on emails, gave great recommendations for music selections and was flexible to my suggestions. The music sounded wonderful on the day of! Could not have been happier! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Lisa
Wedding:
6/22/2012
4.8/5.0
Thanks so much for helping make our wedding ceremony so beautiful! Your music and selections were perfect and i received so many compliments for the music.
Thanks so much for helping make our wedding ceremony so beautiful! Your music and selections were perfect and i received Read more...
Thanks so much for helping make our wedding ceremony so beautiful! Your music and selections were perfect and i received so many compliments for the music. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
4/28/2012
5.0/5.0
Jennifer was an excellent musician to work with. She was the most professional and prompt wedding vendor we worked with for our wedding. She always got right back to us and asked the right questions. Her music was beautiful, and I know that all of our guests enjoyed her wonderful performance. I would highly recommend her for your wedding or event.
Jennifer was an excellent musician to work with. She was the most professional and prompt wedding vendor we worked with Read more...
Jennifer was an excellent musician to work with. She was the most professional and prompt wedding vendor we worked with for our wedding. She always got right back to us and asked the right questions. Her music was beautiful, and I know that all of our guests enjoyed her wonderful performance. I would highly recommend her for your wedding or event. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Sarah
Wedding:
10/9/2011
4.8/5.0
Jennifer and the ensemble were great! They were extremely flexible especially considering that we didn't use music on their list for the processional or recessional. She was always very quick to get back to me via email and the groom and guests said that the trio was fantastic! If you are looking for live music for your ceremony, definitely consider the Mariani Ensemble.
Jennifer and the ensemble were great! They were extremely flexible especially considering that we didn't use music on Read more...
Jennifer and the ensemble were great! They were extremely flexible especially considering that we didn't use music on their list for the processional or recessional. She was always very quick to get back to me via email and the groom and guests said that the trio was fantastic! If you are looking for live music for your ceremony, definitely consider the Mariani Ensemble. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
I chose Mariani as they came recommended by two other string groups that were not available on my wedding date. I'm glad I chose to go with Mariani because Jeni, the group's leader, was very professional, flexible and easy to work with. Their quote was very competitive with other local and similar string groups. I am a former violinist, and their performance of the pieces I chose were flawless! I am so happy to have Mariani perform for my wedding ceremony and was extremely thankful the day of to have an element of my big day to go on-worry free!
I chose Mariani as they came recommended by two other string groups that were not available on my wedding date. I'm glad I Read more...
I chose Mariani as they came recommended by two other string groups that were not available on my wedding date. I'm glad I chose to go with Mariani because Jeni, the group's leader, was very professional, flexible and easy to work with. Their quote was very competitive with other local and similar string groups. I am a former violinist, and their performance of the pieces I chose were flawless! I am so happy to have Mariani perform for my wedding ceremony and was extremely thankful the day of to have an element of my big day to go on-worry free! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Blessed
Wedding:
8/6/2011
5.0/5.0
Jennifer from The Mariani Ensemble provided us with excellent and professional service from the day we spoke. She was very responsive, and with me that is a plus. In these days and times, everyone always acts as if they are so busy; however, Jennifer, was never too busy to answer a question and or respond to any communication. Planning a wedding can be stressful, but this part of the planning was stress free. Not to mention the music selection was so elegant, it added the extra to our wedding. Thank you Mariani Ensemble, you guys were GREAT!!!! I would recommend you guys any day!

LaShawnda Jacobs
Jennifer from The Mariani Ensemble provided us with excellent and professional service from the day we spoke. She was very Read more...
Jennifer from The Mariani Ensemble provided us with excellent and professional service from the day we spoke. She was very responsive, and with me that is a plus. In these days and times, everyone always acts as if they are so busy; however, Jennifer, was never too busy to answer a question and or respond to any communication. Planning a wedding can be stressful, but this part of the planning was stress free. Not to mention the music selection was so elegant, it added the extra to our wedding. Thank you Mariani Ensemble, you guys were GREAT!!!! I would recommend you guys any day!

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Services Used: Ceremony Music
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lioness45
Wedding:
7/10/2011
5.0/5.0
The Mariiani trio performed for my daughter reception and they did a wonderful job. They were responsive to my wishes as well as professional. I would use them again! Thanks ladies!
The Mariiani trio performed for my daughter reception and they did a wonderful job. They were responsive to my wishes as Read more...
The Mariiani trio performed for my daughter reception and they did a wonderful job. They were responsive to my wishes as well as professional. I would use them again! Thanks ladies! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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J
Wedding:
10/23/2010
5.0/5.0
The Mariani Ensemble was wonderful and made our day even more special with the beautiful music they provided. They were easy to work with and an incredible value to us as they performed at the ceremony and cocktail hour. I would highly recommend The Mariani Ensemble to anyone.
The Mariani Ensemble was wonderful and made our day even more special with the beautiful music they provided. They were Read more...
The Mariani Ensemble was wonderful and made our day even more special with the beautiful music they provided. They were easy to work with and an incredible value to us as they performed at the ceremony and cocktail hour. I would highly recommend The Mariani Ensemble to anyone. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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amg
Wedding:
10/16/2010
5.0/5.0
Ms. Herrera played solo for my son's wedding ceremony. Despite the problems with the weather the ceremony was beautiful largely because of the lovely music. Ms. Herrera was great to work with. She helped select the music appropriate for the ceremony and was always available to answer questions. Thank you Mariani Ensemble and especially Ms. Herrera!
Ms. Herrera played solo for my son's wedding ceremony. Despite the problems with the weather the ceremony was beautiful Read more...
Ms. Herrera played solo for my son's wedding ceremony. Despite the problems with the weather the ceremony was beautiful largely because of the lovely music. Ms. Herrera was great to work with. She helped select the music appropriate for the ceremony and was always available to answer questions. Thank you Mariani Ensemble and especially Ms. Herrera! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Mo
Wedding:
10/15/2009
5.0/5.0
They were very professional, helpful, and sounded beautiful!!!!
They were very professional, helpful, and sounded beautiful!!!!
They were very professional, helpful, and sounded beautiful!!!! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music

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