Live music adds a special something to a wedding and the ability to choose the repertoire enables a couple to personalise the occasion in the same way that the choice of readings does.

The Pfretzner Quartet can be playing as your guests arrive for the ceremony, creating a warm ambience. Specific repertoire can then be chosen for the key points of the ceremony: the entrance of the bride, signing of the register and the departure of the bride and groom.

You will find some suggestions below:

Entrance of the Bride


  • Canon Pachelbel
  • Arrival of the Queen of Sheba Handel
  • Hornpipe from Water Music Handel
  • Wedding March Wagner

Signing of the Register


  • Air on a G string Bach
  • Chanson de Matin Elgar
  • Meditation Massenet
  • O Mio Babbino Caro Mascagni
  • Air from Water Music Handel

Departure of the Bride and Groom


  • Arrival of the Queen of Sheba Handel
  • Spring from The Four Seasons Vivaldi
  • Brandenburg Concerto no. 3 Bach
  • Wedding March Mendelssohn
  • Hornpipe from Water Music Handel


After the ceremony, The Pfretzner Quartet can move to where you are having pre-reception drinks and entertain your guests whilst the photographs are being taken. A string quartet is one of the most portable ensembles and can move location with minimum fuss and disruption to those around. When the weather is good, we are happy to play outside providing there is adequate shade to protect ourselves and most importantly our instruments.

The start of the wedding breakfast is usually a suitable point for the quartet to finish but some couples like the music to continue on through the meal, often up to speeches when a discreet exit can be made.


Corporate Events


The addition of live music during drinks and dinner can enhance any corporate event and creates the perfect convivial atmosphere. The music can be tailored according to the theme of an event and there is always something for everyone. The Pfretzner Quartet knows the importance of presentation and its sophisticated elegance captures the mood of an occasion.

    The Pfretzner Quartet music player