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Venus Ensembles

New York , NY
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New York, NY 10023 US (map)

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877-888-3687

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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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Emily
Wedding:
10/25/2014
5.0/5.0
Jessica Meyer of Venus Ensembles is committed to making your ceremony absolutely perfect! She is beyond attentive leading up to your event and has an incredible network of musicians willing and able to play your event. The musicians were top notch. I trained classically on violin for 15 years and was beyond pleased with the music at my ceremony. The musicians transformed my ceremony space into a peaceful oasis and I will always remember my ceremony music for the rest of my life. I keep replaying the songs over and over again in my mind because they were absolutely lovely! If you are looking for professional musicians, Venus Ensembles is for you. They are a bit pricier than the average wedding musician but ABSOLUTELY worth it. I wouldn't second guess this decision...act now!
Jessica Meyer of Venus Ensembles is committed to making your ceremony absolutely perfect! She is beyond attentive leading Read more...
Jessica Meyer of Venus Ensembles is committed to making your ceremony absolutely perfect! She is beyond attentive leading up to your event and has an incredible network of musicians willing and able to play your event. The musicians were top notch. I trained classically on violin for 15 years and was beyond pleased with the music at my ceremony. The musicians transformed my ceremony space into a peaceful oasis and I will always remember my ceremony music for the rest of my life. I keep replaying the songs over and over again in my mind because they were absolutely lovely! If you are looking for professional musicians, Venus Ensembles is for you. They are a bit pricier than the average wedding musician but ABSOLUTELY worth it. I wouldn't second guess this decision...act now! Read less
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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
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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
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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
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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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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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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All brides booking an ensemble through Wedding Wire will receive one custom arranged song from our team of arrangers of a special classical or modern song to personalize your ceremony. Give us your favorite song, we will arrange it for your ensemble, and will send you the sheet music on parchment paper as a special wedding gift.
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