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Venus Ensembles

New York , NY

LOCATION

New York, NY US 10023 (map)
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ABOUT US

ONLY THE FINEST CLASSICAL AND JAZZ MUSICIANS IN NYC......

Having been a bride myself, I realize how many decisions you will need to make in the days ahead.

My... Read more
ONLY THE FINEST CLASSICAL AND JAZZ MUSICIANS IN NYC......

Having been a bride myself, I realize how many decisions you will need to make in the days ahead.

My training at Juilliard, and our vast experience in the wedding industry here in the NY area, allows me to provide expert and personalized guidance as you weigh your musical options. Together we can create the unique and elegant atmosphere you have always envisioned.

After graduating from The Juilliard School over 10 years ago, I set out on a mission to create a service where anyone can enjoy concert-quality music at their event, just like I did at my own wedding.

Since then,

• We have performed at over 1000 weddings, private and corporate events all over Tri-State area and beyond. We are

• My expert advice has been published in New York Magazine, Modern Bride, and Brides New York

• Our elite classical ensembles have collected a large repertoire of jazz, rock and pop selections so your can truly personalize your wedding (please contact us for a demo CD)

• Our arrangers have written out many special requests for anyone wanting to personalize their event with music that is not published for their specific ensemble - so we can play anything from Bach to Bjork

• We have expanded our services to include engaging Jazz ensembles, perfect for an elegant cocktail reception or party

• We carry all of the appropriate insurance required by many event sites, so you do not have to be worried about whether we can perform at your particular venue.

And since I engage only the finest musicians in New York City, you will never have to worry about quality or professionalism.

This is my guarantee.

Give me a call today, and let this decision be an easy one!

Jessica :)

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VIDEOS ON YOU TUBE:

1. String Quartet playing "Signed, Sealed, Delivered - I'm Yours!"

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2. Tara & Co - our Vintage Jazz Ensemble

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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, Soloist / Vocalist, String - Quartet, String - Quintet, String - Trio
What instruments does your group play?
Cello, Flute, Guitar, Harp, Piano, Trumpet, Viola, Violin
What is your usual attire?
Tuxedo and Dressy Black
Do you offer live sample performances or CDs?
Absolutely - all samples heard on the website are unedited.
How much time do you usually need for setup?
30 minutes

REVIEWS

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Jennifer
Wedding:
6/27/2014
5.0/5.0
We hired a string trio to play the ceremony music for our wedding and they were absolutely phenomenal! Jessica was very easy to work with and assured us that she understood our vision: classic with a twist. They played mainly contemporary pieces for us and it was a very personal touch to have some of our favorite songs included in our day. Our guests raved about how fun it was to listen to the trio as they waited for the event to start, and even won high praise from some of our own talented musician friends! Their prices are very reasonable as well -- you cannot go wrong hiring Jessica and her team to play at your event.
We hired a string trio to play the ceremony music for our wedding and they were absolutely phenomenal! Jessica was very Read more...
We hired a string trio to play the ceremony music for our wedding and they were absolutely phenomenal! Jessica was very easy to work with and assured us that she understood our vision: classic with a twist. They played mainly contemporary pieces for us and it was a very personal touch to have some of our favorite songs included in our day. Our guests raved about how fun it was to listen to the trio as they waited for the event to start, and even won high praise from some of our own talented musician friends! Their prices are very reasonable as well -- you cannot go wrong hiring Jessica and her team to play at your event. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Joselyn
Wedding:
6/14/2014
5.0/5.0
We were thrilled to have Venus Ensembles for our cocktail hour musicians. We booked a string quartet that played a great selection of music including U2 and Guns n Roses. Our guests thought the music was great. In addition, Jessica was very easy to deal with in handling the booking and logistics. We highly recommend them.
We were thrilled to have Venus Ensembles for our cocktail hour musicians. We booked a string quartet that played a great Read more...
We were thrilled to have Venus Ensembles for our cocktail hour musicians. We booked a string quartet that played a great selection of music including U2 and Guns n Roses. Our guests thought the music was great. In addition, Jessica was very easy to deal with in handling the booking and logistics. We highly recommend them. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Heather
Wedding:
9/22/2013
5.0/5.0
So awesome! In keeping with the rest of our wedding vibe, we wanted to bring in the beauty and class of a string trio for our ceremony and cocktail hour, but the last thing we wanted was for it to be uptight or staid.

I was comfortable with Jessica from the first time we spoke. She was immediately into our idea of using popular music and the group was more than willing to learn new pieces that weren't already on their extremely extensive list. We had a bunch of rock musicians and musical theatre friends at our wedding and they really enjoyed hearing these different takes on pieces they know so well. It provided a really fun, quirky factor to our wedding that would have been sorely missed otherwise.

Jessica and her colleagues arrived early and set right to work and were really lovely people. Venus Ensembles added such a special element to our wedding that I never thought we'd need, but am now so very happy we had.
So awesome! In keeping with the rest of our wedding vibe, we wanted to bring in the beauty and class of a string trio for Read more...
So awesome! In keeping with the rest of our wedding vibe, we wanted to bring in the beauty and class of a string trio for our ceremony and cocktail hour, but the last thing we wanted was for it to be uptight or staid.

I was comfortable with Jessica from the first time we spoke. She was immediately into our idea of using popular music and the group was more than willing to learn new pieces that weren't already on their extremely extensive list. We had a bunch of rock musicians and musical theatre friends at our wedding and they really enjoyed hearing these different takes on pieces they know so well. It provided a really fun, quirky factor to our wedding that would have been sorely missed otherwise.

Jessica and her colleagues arrived early and set right to work and were really lovely people. Venus Ensembles added such a special element to our wedding that I never thought we'd need, but am now so very happy we had. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Thank you Jessica for all of your help and advice. The string trio we had at our wedding was fabulous. They added a wonderful touch to our special day. Thank you again!
Thank you Jessica for all of your help and advice. The string trio we had at our wedding was fabulous. They added a Read more...
Thank you Jessica for all of your help and advice. The string trio we had at our wedding was fabulous. They added a wonderful touch to our special day. Thank you again! Read less
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Daryl
Wedding:
8/10/2013
5.0/5.0
I cannot thank Jessica and the Venus Ensembles team enough for the amazing job they did at my wedding ceremony this summer. They completed the picture for my dream wedding with their beautiful music! Jessica was a pleasure to work with - truly a professional as she was both knowledgeable and attentive to mine and my fiance's needs for our ceremony. We wanted a string quartet that played contemporary songs, and Venus flawlessly executed every request we had. One of the songs we wanted as our recessional, "Jesse's Girl," wasn't on their list, but Jessica found the sheet music and said it wouldn't be a problem. They absolutely knocked this out of the ballpark, and all of our guests are still talking about how perfect this song was (my fiance's name is Jesse). Thank you so much, you were amazing and truly made our ceremony perfect!
I cannot thank Jessica and the Venus Ensembles team enough for the amazing job they did at my wedding ceremony this Read more...
I cannot thank Jessica and the Venus Ensembles team enough for the amazing job they did at my wedding ceremony this summer. They completed the picture for my dream wedding with their beautiful music! Jessica was a pleasure to work with - truly a professional as she was both knowledgeable and attentive to mine and my fiance's needs for our ceremony. We wanted a string quartet that played contemporary songs, and Venus flawlessly executed every request we had. One of the songs we wanted as our recessional, "Jesse's Girl," wasn't on their list, but Jessica found the sheet music and said it wouldn't be a problem. They absolutely knocked this out of the ballpark, and all of our guests are still talking about how perfect this song was (my fiance's name is Jesse). Thank you so much, you were amazing and truly made our ceremony perfect! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Corinne
Wedding:
6/29/2013
5.0/5.0
They were FANTASTIC!!!! Jess was wonderful to work with, so sweet, so caring and so flexible. The Trio we hired, violin, harp and cello were OUTRAGEOUSLY great! They even agreed to learn an play a specific piece for me for my father which they played FLAWLESSLY! I love them I would hire them again in a second!
They were FANTASTIC!!!! Jess was wonderful to work with, so sweet, so caring and so flexible. The Trio we hired, violin, Read more...
They were FANTASTIC!!!! Jess was wonderful to work with, so sweet, so caring and so flexible. The Trio we hired, violin, harp and cello were OUTRAGEOUSLY great! They even agreed to learn an play a specific piece for me for my father which they played FLAWLESSLY! I love them I would hire them again in a second! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Tracy
Wedding:
6/23/2013
5.0/5.0
The musicians from Venus Ensembles were wonderful! Because ours was an outdoor wedding, we had concerns that the sound from unamplified instruments wouldn’t carry. Jessica, however, helped us select the perfect combination of instruments and number of musicians (cello, violin and flute). The CDs Jessica sent us were helpful in previewing the compositions and making our selections. We chose a combination of classical composers and more contemporary music. When needed, they found the sheet music for some specific requests. The musicians performed beautifully during our cocktail hour and ceremony, filling the space with an enjoyable ambiance of classical music. A number of our guests commented on how much they enjoyed hearing classical renditions of some pop and Beatles tunes. It was all very tasteful and sophisticated. The musicians were friendly and nicely dressed. They independently communicated with our DJ and the venue’s coordinator, and integrated themselves into the event, knowing where to set-up and when to perform.
The musicians from Venus Ensembles were wonderful! Because ours was an outdoor wedding, we had concerns that the sound Read more...
The musicians from Venus Ensembles were wonderful! Because ours was an outdoor wedding, we had concerns that the sound from unamplified instruments wouldn’t carry. Jessica, however, helped us select the perfect combination of instruments and number of musicians (cello, violin and flute). The CDs Jessica sent us were helpful in previewing the compositions and making our selections. We chose a combination of classical composers and more contemporary music. When needed, they found the sheet music for some specific requests. The musicians performed beautifully during our cocktail hour and ceremony, filling the space with an enjoyable ambiance of classical music. A number of our guests commented on how much they enjoyed hearing classical renditions of some pop and Beatles tunes. It was all very tasteful and sophisticated. The musicians were friendly and nicely dressed. They independently communicated with our DJ and the venue’s coordinator, and integrated themselves into the event, knowing where to set-up and when to perform. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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L
Wedding:
10/7/2012
5.0/5.0
Venus Ensembles was a wonderful part of our wedding. We had a string quartet for our ceremony and they performed beautifully. I walked down the aisle to "Moon River" from Breakfast at Tiffany's and even our officiant, who sees hundreds of weddings, told me that she got teary-eyed! Even the most ardent classical music fans and professionals in our families were pleased with the quartet, who played a selection of classical music as prelude to the ceremony. .Additionally, Jessica Meyer was a joy to work with in planning the event. Planning a wedding can be stressful and this was one aspect I did not have to worry about.
Venus Ensembles was a wonderful part of our wedding. We had a string quartet for our ceremony and they performed Read more...
Venus Ensembles was a wonderful part of our wedding. We had a string quartet for our ceremony and they performed beautifully. I walked down the aisle to "Moon River" from Breakfast at Tiffany's and even our officiant, who sees hundreds of weddings, told me that she got teary-eyed! Even the most ardent classical music fans and professionals in our families were pleased with the quartet, who played a selection of classical music as prelude to the ceremony. .Additionally, Jessica Meyer was a joy to work with in planning the event. Planning a wedding can be stressful and this was one aspect I did not have to worry about. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Amy
Wedding:
7/28/2012
5.0/5.0
Working with Jessica Meyer and Venus Ensembles was a great experience. We had very particular songs in mind for the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception. Jessica was completely on board with our ideas. We hired a string trio with an oboe for the ceremony, a piano player for cocktail hour, and Tara and Co. for the reception. The guests were absolutely dazzled with the music! Each segment of the evening had wonderful musicians!

Many people commented on how good Tara and Co. were and I heard things like "there's nothing like the perfect band to make a reception spectacular." Tara and her band when above and beyond. When one of the brides (a former musical theatre performer) was asked by guests to sing, Tara graciously stepped aside and the band backed up the bride. It was a very special!

Do not hesitate to hire Venus Ensembles for your wedding! You will not be disappointed.
Working with Jessica Meyer and Venus Ensembles was a great experience. We had very particular songs in mind for the Read more...
Working with Jessica Meyer and Venus Ensembles was a great experience. We had very particular songs in mind for the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception. Jessica was completely on board with our ideas. We hired a string trio with an oboe for the ceremony, a piano player for cocktail hour, and Tara and Co. for the reception. The guests were absolutely dazzled with the music! Each segment of the evening had wonderful musicians!

Many people commented on how good Tara and Co. were and I heard things like "there's nothing like the perfect band to make a reception spectacular." Tara and her band when above and beyond. When one of the brides (a former musical theatre performer) was asked by guests to sing, Tara graciously stepped aside and the band backed up the bride. It was a very special!

Do not hesitate to hire Venus Ensembles for your wedding! You will not be disappointed. Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
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Emily
Wedding:
7/1/2012
5.0/5.0
Venus Ensembles provided us with a duo (violin and violist) for our wedding ceremony. It was a pleasure to work with Jessica, who owns the company. She is so knowledgeable and helpful, and she made the entire process simple and stress-free. The music at our wedding was beautiful and enjoyed by all. Thank you, Venus Ensembles!
Venus Ensembles provided us with a duo (violin and violist) for our wedding ceremony. It was a pleasure to work with Read more...
Venus Ensembles provided us with a duo (violin and violist) for our wedding ceremony. It was a pleasure to work with Jessica, who owns the company. She is so knowledgeable and helpful, and she made the entire process simple and stress-free. The music at our wedding was beautiful and enjoyed by all. Thank you, Venus Ensembles! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Venus Ensembles was an amazing addition to entertainment for our wedding. We had a quartet which performed a range of classic rock to alternative renditions of U2 and Rolling Stones during the cocktail hour of our reception. Their performance added such a unique, elegant yet modern touch to our event.  I highly recommend Venus Ensembles!
Venus Ensembles was an amazing addition to entertainment for our wedding. We had a quartet which performed a range of Read more...
Venus Ensembles was an amazing addition to entertainment for our wedding. We had a quartet which performed a range of classic rock to alternative renditions of U2 and Rolling Stones during the cocktail hour of our reception. Their performance added such a unique, elegant yet modern touch to our event.  I highly recommend Venus Ensembles! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Paul
Wedding:
5/26/2012
5.0/5.0
We were extremely pleased with how Venus Ensembles came through for us both before and on our wedding day. Since they were recommended to us by a trusted friend, I was pretty confident going into it that they would deliver for us. Jessica was really on top of things administratively in terms of asking details about the date, venue, our music choices, etc. without being overly burdensome.

And on what was a clearly busy and somewhat stressful time before our ceremony, I appreciated Jessica's low key approach to meeting me beforehand and working out the last minute logistical details given the late start and somewhat erratic and inclement weather.

I also thought it was marvelous how the quartet stretched the music when I signaled Jessica that the processional was taking a little longer than planned. I think our guest were also quite impressed – a few friends asked about you and complimented your tasteful performance. Venus Ensembles also clearly won over my father (who is no slouch when it comes to classical music) as evidenced by his coming over to meet you after the ceremony.

Venus Ensembles really is the sine qua non for couples who want to have outstanding music at their wedding.
We were extremely pleased with how Venus Ensembles came through for us both before and on our wedding day. Since they were Read more...
We were extremely pleased with how Venus Ensembles came through for us both before and on our wedding day. Since they were recommended to us by a trusted friend, I was pretty confident going into it that they would deliver for us. Jessica was really on top of things administratively in terms of asking details about the date, venue, our music choices, etc. without being overly burdensome.

And on what was a clearly busy and somewhat stressful time before our ceremony, I appreciated Jessica's low key approach to meeting me beforehand and working out the last minute logistical details given the late start and somewhat erratic and inclement weather.

I also thought it was marvelous how the quartet stretched the music when I signaled Jessica that the processional was taking a little longer than planned. I think our guest were also quite impressed – a few friends asked about you and complimented your tasteful performance. Venus Ensembles also clearly won over my father (who is no slouch when it comes to classical music) as evidenced by his coming over to meet you after the ceremony.

Venus Ensembles really is the sine qua non for couples who want to have outstanding music at their wedding. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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MelissaL
Wedding:
5/12/2012
5.0/5.0
It was a pleasure working with Venus Ensembles. Jessica was very professional, and was prompt in answering any question we had. Did I mention the music was phenomenal? One of my guests never heard a live string trio before and was blown away by how good they were. Thank you Jessica for making my wedding special!
It was a pleasure working with Venus Ensembles. Jessica was very professional, and was prompt in answering any question we Read more...
It was a pleasure working with Venus Ensembles. Jessica was very professional, and was prompt in answering any question we had. Did I mention the music was phenomenal? One of my guests never heard a live string trio before and was blown away by how good they were. Thank you Jessica for making my wedding special! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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lovelyl03
Wedding:
4/20/2012
5.0/5.0
We loved working with Venus Ensembles! They made our ceremony absolutely perfect! We got so many compliments on their performance before the ceremony as guests arrived, the ceremony, and the cocktail hour. Beautiful music!
We loved working with Venus Ensembles! They made our ceremony absolutely perfect! We got so many compliments on their Read more...
We loved working with Venus Ensembles! They made our ceremony absolutely perfect! We got so many compliments on their performance before the ceremony as guests arrived, the ceremony, and the cocktail hour. Beautiful music! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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rosie
Wedding:
10/1/2011
5.0/5.0
I still can't stop thinking about how good they were! I'm so thankful that I was able to have a flutist and violaist play at my ceremony. It really made a lasting impression on me. The musicians that played at my ceremony were super-professional and friendly. It was relaxing and peaceful to have live pre-ceremony and ceremony music. It was an amazing deal and quality was outstanding! Jessica, the owner, was very communicative and willing to work with my tastes and budget. Book them!
I still can't stop thinking about how good they were! I'm so thankful that I was able to have a flutist and violaist play Read more...
I still can't stop thinking about how good they were! I'm so thankful that I was able to have a flutist and violaist play at my ceremony. It really made a lasting impression on me. The musicians that played at my ceremony were super-professional and friendly. It was relaxing and peaceful to have live pre-ceremony and ceremony music. It was an amazing deal and quality was outstanding! Jessica, the owner, was very communicative and willing to work with my tastes and budget. Book them! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Scott
Wedding:
9/4/2011
5.0/5.0
Venus ensembles was exactly what we were looking for. We hired a string quartet for the ceremony and a jazz trio for the cocktail hour and both were wonderful. Jessica is an absolute professional and so are the musicians she works with. They are exactly what you are looking for. They had everything in line days before the wedding and I didn't even need to speak with them on the night of the wedding, which was great because there were so many other things to take care of. If you need ceremony musicians hire Venus, you won't be disappointed.
Venus ensembles was exactly what we were looking for. We hired a string quartet for the ceremony and a jazz trio for the Read more...
Venus ensembles was exactly what we were looking for. We hired a string quartet for the ceremony and a jazz trio for the cocktail hour and both were wonderful. Jessica is an absolute professional and so are the musicians she works with. They are exactly what you are looking for. They had everything in line days before the wedding and I didn't even need to speak with them on the night of the wedding, which was great because there were so many other things to take care of. If you need ceremony musicians hire Venus, you won't be disappointed. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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mrsfrack
Wedding:
7/9/2011
5.0/5.0
Venus offers a wide array of musical styles. For us, we wanted classic rock for our all of our ceremony music, including the prelude songs. We had the string quartet play Wonderful Tonight, Hallelujah and All You Need Is Love for our ceremony music and it was perfect. Everyone told us how beautiful the music was. I found Jessica to be really easy to work with and her prices fair.
Venus offers a wide array of musical styles. For us, we wanted classic rock for our all of our ceremony music, including Read more...
Venus offers a wide array of musical styles. For us, we wanted classic rock for our all of our ceremony music, including the prelude songs. We had the string quartet play Wonderful Tonight, Hallelujah and All You Need Is Love for our ceremony music and it was perfect. Everyone told us how beautiful the music was. I found Jessica to be really easy to work with and her prices fair. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Rachel
Wedding:
7/3/2011
5.0/5.0
Venus Ensembles was the perfect touch to my ceremony and cocktail hour.
I shopped around and Venus Ensembles was not only the most affordable, but also had the best reviews. I'm happy to add to those glowing reviews.
Jessica was so easy to work with. She gave the best suggestions for music. I did not want traditional classic music and instead had the string quartet play modern music during my cocktail hour. Our guests loved it! I highly recommend Venus Ensembles!
Venus Ensembles was the perfect touch to my ceremony and cocktail hour.
I shopped around and Venus Ensembles was not Read more...
Venus Ensembles was the perfect touch to my ceremony and cocktail hour.
I shopped around and Venus Ensembles was not only the most affordable, but also had the best reviews. I'm happy to add to those glowing reviews.
Jessica was so easy to work with. She gave the best suggestions for music. I did not want traditional classic music and instead had the string quartet play modern music during my cocktail hour. Our guests loved it! I highly recommend Venus Ensembles! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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MelDPell
Wedding:
5/28/2011
5.0/5.0
We had a guitar and flute duet and they were simply lovely.
We had a guitar and flute duet and they were simply lovely.
We had a guitar and flute duet and they were simply lovely. Read less
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Seth
Wedding:
4/10/2011
5.0/5.0
We hired a string trio plus trumpet for our wedding at Highlawn Pavilion 3 weeks ago, and were extremely pleased with Venus Ensembles. Throughout the process, Jessica was always available to answer any questions, make suggestions, and give helpful advice. She made sure well in advance that they knew what we wanted and when, and then delivered exactly that on our big day.

From the introductory music to the recessional, they were just what we were looking for: prompt, professional, and very talented and skillful. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to anyone looking for classical musicians. Highly recommended!
We hired a string trio plus trumpet for our wedding at Highlawn Pavilion 3 weeks ago, and were extremely pleased with Read more...
We hired a string trio plus trumpet for our wedding at Highlawn Pavilion 3 weeks ago, and were extremely pleased with Venus Ensembles. Throughout the process, Jessica was always available to answer any questions, make suggestions, and give helpful advice. She made sure well in advance that they knew what we wanted and when, and then delivered exactly that on our big day.

From the introductory music to the recessional, they were just what we were looking for: prompt, professional, and very talented and skillful. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to anyone looking for classical musicians. Highly recommended! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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CLCL
Wedding:
12/12/2010
5.0/5.0
Venus Ensembles provided a trio - violin, viola, and keyboard - for our 12/12/10 wedding in NYC, and I could not recommend them more highly. My fiance and I had some non-traditional requests for our ceremony music (songs by The Pixies, Lady Gaga, and The Police, and "Linus and Lucy" - the theme song from the Peanuts cartoons) and Venus Ensembles completely exceeded our expectations with each. Everything sounded better than we could have ever imagined! I only wish that the processional and recessional could have somehow lasted longer! In the months before the wedding, Jessica at Venus Ensembles was extremely easy to deal with as well - very responsive and and super accomodating of each of our requests. Venus Ensembles added such a special, unique, and memorable aspect to our wedding, and was totally worth the cost. Thank you!!!
Venus Ensembles provided a trio - violin, viola, and keyboard - for our 12/12/10 wedding in NYC, and I could not recommend Read more...
Venus Ensembles provided a trio - violin, viola, and keyboard - for our 12/12/10 wedding in NYC, and I could not recommend them more highly. My fiance and I had some non-traditional requests for our ceremony music (songs by The Pixies, Lady Gaga, and The Police, and "Linus and Lucy" - the theme song from the Peanuts cartoons) and Venus Ensembles completely exceeded our expectations with each. Everything sounded better than we could have ever imagined! I only wish that the processional and recessional could have somehow lasted longer! In the months before the wedding, Jessica at Venus Ensembles was extremely easy to deal with as well - very responsive and and super accomodating of each of our requests. Venus Ensembles added such a special, unique, and memorable aspect to our wedding, and was totally worth the cost. Thank you!!! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Elena
Wedding:
10/30/2010
5.0/5.0
Jessica at Venus was so kind and really awesome to deal with. She was very professional, yet very relaxed and I knew that working with them would be the way to go. The day of my wedding, the string trio we hired played beautifully and I got many compliments on their musical ability. I would highly recommend them to play any event-truly a 5 star vendor.
Jessica at Venus was so kind and really awesome to deal with. She was very professional, yet very relaxed and I knew that Read more...
Jessica at Venus was so kind and really awesome to deal with. She was very professional, yet very relaxed and I knew that working with them would be the way to go. The day of my wedding, the string trio we hired played beautifully and I got many compliments on their musical ability. I would highly recommend them to play any event-truly a 5 star vendor. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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whitts79
Wedding:
9/25/2010
5.0/5.0
I highly recommend Venus Ensembles. We used them for both our ceremony and cocktail hour and couldn't have been happier! Jessica worked with us to make sure we had the right music to evoke the mood we were going for. They played everything from our favorite composer Satie, to contemporary music for the ceremony, to jazz/ragtime music for cocktail hour. Our guests loved everything and so did we!
I highly recommend Venus Ensembles. We used them for both our ceremony and cocktail hour and couldn't have been happier! Read more...
I highly recommend Venus Ensembles. We used them for both our ceremony and cocktail hour and couldn't have been happier! Jessica worked with us to make sure we had the right music to evoke the mood we were going for. They played everything from our favorite composer Satie, to contemporary music for the ceremony, to jazz/ragtime music for cocktail hour. Our guests loved everything and so did we! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Ryan Ann
Wedding:
11/5/2011
4.9/5.0
Venus Ensembles were excellent! Jessica went above and beyond to make my wedding day special and put much effort into dealing with the music director of my Church. She sought out sheet music and keep in constant communication with me and the "not so easy to deal with" church limitations . I don't think many others would have the type of patience that Jessica displayed throughout the entire planning process! On the day of, the musicians were professional and the music was beautiful; we're still getting compliments on the ceremony music!
Venus Ensembles were excellent! Jessica went above and beyond to make my wedding day special and put much effort into Read more...
Venus Ensembles were excellent! Jessica went above and beyond to make my wedding day special and put much effort into dealing with the music director of my Church. She sought out sheet music and keep in constant communication with me and the "not so easy to deal with" church limitations . I don't think many others would have the type of patience that Jessica displayed throughout the entire planning process! On the day of, the musicians were professional and the music was beautiful; we're still getting compliments on the ceremony music! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Jamie
Wedding:
9/15/2012
4.8/5.0
Venus Ensembles played at our daughter's wedding ceremony and cocktail hour in Sept 2012. We were very pleased ! All of our guests commented on their music. Jessica was so nice to deal with!
We highly recommend them.
Venus Ensembles played at our daughter's wedding ceremony and cocktail hour in Sept 2012. We were very pleased ! All of Read more...
Venus Ensembles played at our daughter's wedding ceremony and cocktail hour in Sept 2012. We were very pleased ! All of our guests commented on their music. Jessica was so nice to deal with!
We highly recommend them. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.8/5.0
Venus Ensembles is a great choice for brides and grooms who want a custom song list for their ceremony. During the planning phase, Jessica was incredibly responsive and helpful.
Venus Ensembles is a great choice for brides and grooms who want a custom song list for their ceremony. During the Read more...
Venus Ensembles is a great choice for brides and grooms who want a custom song list for their ceremony. During the planning phase, Jessica was incredibly responsive and helpful. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Rachel
Wedding:
12/4/2010
4.8/5.0
Jessica was so wonderful to work with! Her musicians are excellent, masterfully trained and all around professionals. She was responsive, knowledgeable, flexible and helpful throughout the planning process -- even offering to proof our wedding ceremony programs for us! The music Jessica and her string quartet provided for our New York formal, winter wedding was beautiful and added an elegant air of sophistication to the ceremony. I highly recommend Venus Ensembles!!
Jessica was so wonderful to work with! Her musicians are excellent, masterfully trained and all around professionals. She Read more...
Jessica was so wonderful to work with! Her musicians are excellent, masterfully trained and all around professionals. She was responsive, knowledgeable, flexible and helpful throughout the planning process -- even offering to proof our wedding ceremony programs for us! The music Jessica and her string quartet provided for our New York formal, winter wedding was beautiful and added an elegant air of sophistication to the ceremony. I highly recommend Venus Ensembles!! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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JinNYC
Wedding:
10/30/2010
4.8/5.0
Venus Ensembles was fantastic. I liaised with Jessica Meyer at the company (she also happened to be a member of the trio that played for us) for music at our wedding. She was incredibly responsive, professional and helpful from beginning to end -- she helped us choose our music and types of musicians, and provided us with some great samples across a wide variety of music and answered any questions we had. She made some wonderful suggestions that would work for our venue. I literally did not need to stress out about anything on the day of the wedding - it was perfect. We ended up having a solo pianist who played jazz songs during cocktail hour, and a string and flute trio that played classical music during dinner. The musicians were on time and the music was absolutely wonderful and beautiful - their transitions were seamless; we truly could not have had a better experience. Venues Ensembles was the only vendor we looked at - they really make things easy! I'm definitely recommending them to everyone I know!
Venus Ensembles was fantastic. I liaised with Jessica Meyer at the company (she also happened to be a member of the trio Read more...
Venus Ensembles was fantastic. I liaised with Jessica Meyer at the company (she also happened to be a member of the trio that played for us) for music at our wedding. She was incredibly responsive, professional and helpful from beginning to end -- she helped us choose our music and types of musicians, and provided us with some great samples across a wide variety of music and answered any questions we had. She made some wonderful suggestions that would work for our venue. I literally did not need to stress out about anything on the day of the wedding - it was perfect. We ended up having a solo pianist who played jazz songs during cocktail hour, and a string and flute trio that played classical music during dinner. The musicians were on time and the music was absolutely wonderful and beautiful - their transitions were seamless; we truly could not have had a better experience. Venues Ensembles was the only vendor we looked at - they really make things easy! I'm definitely recommending them to everyone I know! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.6/5.0
Venus Ensembles were amazing the day of my wedding. They were very professional. They performed for my ceremony only but if I had known, I would have booked them also for my cocktail hour. I would use them again in a heartbeat. The best part is that their cost is very reasonable.

Thank you Venus Ensembles!!!

L. Robinson (Queens, NY)
Venus Ensembles were amazing the day of my wedding. They were very professional. They performed for my ceremony only but Read more...
Venus Ensembles were amazing the day of my wedding. They were very professional. They performed for my ceremony only but if I had known, I would have booked them also for my cocktail hour. I would use them again in a heartbeat. The best part is that their cost is very reasonable.

Thank you Venus Ensembles!!!

L. Robinson (Queens, NY) Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Emily
Wedding:
6/30/2012
4.5/5.0
Jessica did a beautiful job at my daughter's wedding, assembling a montage of music and managing the day, from pre-ceremony through cocktail hour, with grace and professionalism. My daughter had very specific ideas about what she wanted, including pieces of music I thought would stump any musical ensemble, but Jessica went to work finding sheet music for every request. When we weren't sure which types of musicians to include, she offered several ideas, never trying to grab more money than necessary to make the day lovely. The wedding took place on a scorching, humid day just past noon. I feared Jessica and her musicians might melt, along with the bride. But she handled every detail with not a single complaint and managed to move the musicians from a park-like setting to the indoor reception with grace. I highly recommend Venus Ensembles. You will not have to worry about a thing, where music is concerned!
Jessica did a beautiful job at my daughter's wedding, assembling a montage of music and managing the day, from Read more...
Jessica did a beautiful job at my daughter's wedding, assembling a montage of music and managing the day, from pre-ceremony through cocktail hour, with grace and professionalism. My daughter had very specific ideas about what she wanted, including pieces of music I thought would stump any musical ensemble, but Jessica went to work finding sheet music for every request. When we weren't sure which types of musicians to include, she offered several ideas, never trying to grab more money than necessary to make the day lovely. The wedding took place on a scorching, humid day just past noon. I feared Jessica and her musicians might melt, along with the bride. But she handled every detail with not a single complaint and managed to move the musicians from a park-like setting to the indoor reception with grace. I highly recommend Venus Ensembles. You will not have to worry about a thing, where music is concerned! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music

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