Testimonials and Reviews
Just wanted to thank you all for contributing to an amazing wedding. We had such a fabulous memorable day with many guests commenting on how fantastic the string quartet were. Just wish I could have listened to you all a bit more – and I never really got to meet you.
Jane” (Southend Barns Chichester Oct 2017)
I just wanted to send a note across to say thank you for Saturday. Apologies that we did;t get to come and chat – the day is a bit of a blur! we’ve had so many compliments from guests and you all played beautifully – it really added to the atmosphere. Thank you again.
Jess “ (Ham Yard Hotel Wedding July 2017)
(Manor Barn wedding, Bexhill- On – Sea). May 27th 2017
“Hi Rachel and ladies,
Thank you so much for your fantastic performance on Saturday evening, everyone loved your music. Sorry I didn’t get a chance to chat with you before or after your performance, it was a little hectic, but thank you again. Take Care.
Debbie” (Credico). Event at Grosvenor House Hotel, London. May 20th 2017.
I wanted to drop you a note to say thank you for organising last night’s event, the guests and management absolutely loved it.
Kate” (McLaren) May 4th 2017
Just wanted to say a huge thank you to you and the other musicians for Sunday! You were amazing and it was all perfect on the day! You guys sounded fantastic and we are both so happy! We received so many comments from people throughout the day and evening about how good you were and even the venue coordinator said you guys were amongst the best she has seen! I hope you had everything you needed and I’m sorry we didn’t have much opportunity to see you on the day! Hope you all enjoyed yourselves and please pass on our thanks. See you soon and thanks for everything. Seb and Jenny”
(Wedding at Gosfield Hall Essex Sept 2016)
“Hello Susannah, I hope you are well. Jude and I are back from our honeymoon and just wanted to say thank you so much for playing at our wedding on Saturday 17 September. You were amazing, one of my favourite parts of the day! You almost had me in tears with ‘here there and everywhere’ as Jude walked down the aisle. We were hoping that we could buy from you a CD or even digitally the music you played for us on the day? We loved it so much. Please let me know if this is possible at all.
Nico & Jude”
(Wedding at Ashridge House, Hertfordshire. Sept 2016)
” Hi Susannah,
I’m just writing to say a massive Thank You from Salene and Myself. The girls were absolutely sensational and our guests thoroughly loved them, and were mesmerised by their whole performance. They looked stunning and as beautiful as they played. It felt like we were all in a movie, and the girls were providing the perfect soundtrack to our happy day. It really did sound amazing and magical. There were so many highlights from their performance. From hearing Good Vibrations and some of my favourite songs before Salene turned up, to them performing All You Need Is Love and Pretty Woman during the book signing, and when they started playing Dancing Queen, which was one of Salene’s Mum’s favourite songs until she passed away, and the female guests started singing along.
I can’t find enough goo superlatives to describe how great you girls are. And Susannah, Thank You so much for being so professional and easy to deal with. you have been an absolute pleasure. I hope the girls enjoyed it as much as we did, and hopefully they enjoyed playing to us and our guests at The Queens House. Once again, thank you a million times over. I would not hesitate to hire The Palatine String Quartet.
Kind regards , Ian and Salene”
(Wedding at Queens House Greenwich Sept 2016)
” Dear Susannah,
James and I would like to say a BIG thank you to the string quartet for playing on our wedding day. The music created the perfect tone leading up to the ceremony; James loved it. Our guests also commented on the fabulous choice of songs that were played during the drinks reception! The quartet is so talented and we will be sure to recommend to anyone!! Many thanks again,
Adele and James x “
(Wedding in Surrey July 23rd 2016)
Thank you and all of the Palatine string quartet for playing such beautiful music before our wedding, and at the drinks reception afterwards. The music played before the ceremony definitely helped calm my wedding nerves! We are so pleased to have had you as part of our special day. Our guests have said that it was the best wedding they have attended and you all contributed to that – making the day fantastic for everyone – one that our guests will never forgot and will remain forever special to Tim and I. We will definitely recommend you. Wishing you every success for the future.
Tim and Maria Montague”
(Wedding at Audleys Wood Hotel, Basingstoke July 30th 2016)
“Good morning Susannah, I hope you’re well? I just wanted to send you an email and say a huge thank you to you and your team for both days. You were fantastic and we had so many comments about how people enjoyed your music so thank you all very much.”
Beth ONeill – 2 day private event in Gloucestershire April 2016
“The 4 ladies arrived and were lovely and very efficient. Their attitude to the event and staff was excellent! Excellent performance. Played a selection of music both modern and contemporary! Good value for money!”
(2015 Lauren Carter)
“The Palatine String Quartet performed very well indeed and wowed our audience. They were really lovely people to work with. Lots of very appreciative comments received from my guests.”
Geoffrey Sanderson – Private recital
“The Palatine String Quartet exceeded expectation. Feedback from guests was excellent. They were the talking point of the entire wedding ceremony.”
“The Palatine String Quartet were excellent and very professional, they really added to the ambience of the occasion and even as I was getting ready for the ceremony I could hear them playing music for the guests it was so lovely and I got so many comments about how good they were – we were so pleased with them and glad we had booked them to play for us. Thanks again Susannah…will be in touch. ”
(2014 Wedding at The Rectory hotel, Malmesbury)
I know this is very late but I wanted to say a massive thank you to the whole quartet for playing at my wedding at the Landmark hotel on the 6th of June 2015, and wanted to write a review for your website.
Rachel, thank you so much to you and the rest of the quartet for playing at our Wedding at the Landmark London in June 2015! Your playing was fabulous throughout the day, in both the ceremony and during the reception. Thank you for taking the time before my wedding to help me choose the music that I wanted for the ceremony, and for your attention to detail in regards to timings for the day. Sorry I did not get time to come and say hello during the wedding, it was so busy and went by in a instant, but I wanted to let you know that I received many compliments from my guests on your playing, especially your musicality and professionalism. Thank you for creating the perfect backdrop to our wedding!!
Best wishes for the future.”
(2015 The Landmark Hotel, London)
I just wanted to send a quick email to thank you and your colleagues for everything at our civil wedding – the quartet were fantastic and went down a storm (despite the fact that the warm weather meant the majority of people relocated outside during the drinks reception!). My other half also got a bit teary with the Des’ree rendition, which is no mean feat for a Yorkshireman 😉
(August 2015, Museum of St John’s, London)
We’d just like to thank you for your performance on Thursday at Upwaltham Barns. Even with the rain you set up so quickly and professionally in the ceremony barn and lots of guests commented on how awesome the string quartet were. You played a role in making our day incredible and memorable and therefore we are truly thankful.
Jack and Yasmin
(Aug 20th 2015, Upwaltham Barns)
” Dear Ladies,
A massive thank you from everyone here at The Priory Hospital Woking for making our reunion BBQ such a success. The feedback has been amazing and we wanted to pass this on. We look forward to having you play again next year.
Nancy and Siobhan”
(Sept 5th 2015, The Priory Hospital)
Please would you thank the girls on my behalf for their amazing performance on Sunday, I didn’t have the opportunity on the day because I was being ordered about by our photographer !
They were better than we could have hoped for and your arrangement of the entry song “wonderful tonight” was unbelievable.
Lee & Amber
(August 16th 2015, Down Hall, Essex)
The quartet was fantastic. They blended into the spirit of the occasion incredibly well. Their professionalism was exceptional and musical performance, superb. Thanks for making it all happen! Kind regards,” David.
(July 2015, Richmond Old Deer Park)
Could you please thank the ladies for their excellent playing last Saturday at west lodge park and may I apologise for not acknowledging them when they finished , I was otherwise engaged ! ( photographs ) Thanks again . Regards. ” Carl
(July 2015, Westlodge Park)
Just a quick note to thank you and the lovely ladies you played so beautifully at our gathering on Saturday 5th october. Everyone commented on how stunning the music was. You made our guest feel very special I will be recommending you to all my friends thank you once again. Kind Regards”
(Oct 2015, Private Dinner Party, Essex)
“Good Morning Susannah,
Just a quick email to say a huge thanks for making our day that extra bit special. Our guests have not stopped talking about your excellent array of modern covers played on the day. Also huge thanks for moving with the crowd, I looked over to see you guys playing under the tree in the garden with all the guests stood around and it really couldn’t have looked any more picturesque and sounded fantastic. Kind Regards (from the airport)” Lee & Kiki
(Sept 2015 Bury Court Barn, Bentley)
“A big thank you from Misbah my daughter and the rest of the family. We all loved the music. It complimented our evening very nicely. Many of our guests commented on your performance. They enjoyed the repertoire you played very much. Once again thank you very much.”
“Hi Susannah, I just wanted to extend a massive thank you to you for playing at our wedding on Saturday. You were fantastic! I will never forget the look on my dads face as he started dancing immediately when you played ‘Mr Blue Sky’. All the guests very much enjoyed it! I’m so sorry we didn’t get the chance to say goodbye when you left I was swept up and didn’t know if I was coming or going for most of the day! Thank you so much, Best Wishes!”
(2015 Kate Boyd)
“Thank you so much again for the beautiful music you played at our engagement party. It created the perfect atmosphere and we received so many compliments! We’d be delighted to be reference for you in the future and look forward to giving you a call for the wedding! Thanks again and please send our regards and thanks to the entire group!”
( 2015 March, Rob Dallal)
“Merry Christmas! I just wanted to drop you a note to say thank you for your performance on Sunday 21st. Your music was truely beautiful and my guests commented about how lovely it was to have a string quartet. Thank you again and best wishes for the new year.”
(2014 December, Natalie Ben)
“Thank you very much for playing at our wedding. It was very beautiful. Take care and a Happy New Year to you all.”
Kind regards Andrea & Hardy
“We would like to say a huge thank you to you and the girls for playing at our wedding in September. It really was the perfect way to walk down the aisle. Your music was beautiful and we received so many compliments from our guests about how great you were during the Church service and reception. Thank you so much for making it feel so special. I’m just sorry I didn’t get a chance to introduce myself to you on the day, it flew by!”
(2014 Sept, Fi and Jono)
“I would like to say a massive thank you to you and the other ladies for a truly magical performance on my wedding day. I am very sorry that I didn’t get the chance to come and say thank you in person- I was tied up taking endless photos with family and friends, but I did certainly enjoy it alot! You created a really romantic atmosphere, and I must say, I absolutely loved A thousand years by Christina Perri. It is one of my favourite songs and it was just beautiful!The guests also thoroughly enjoyed the music- thanks for keeping them entertained. All the best to you and thank you once again.”
(2014, June, Marie and Andy. Northbrook Park)
“Dear Susannah, Unfortunately, we didn’t really get to speak to you at our wedding on 20th June. So, I just wanted to say a big thank you to you for playing at our wedding. The music was great and we and our guests really enjoyed it! All the best!”
(2014, June Shanna)
“Hi Susannah, Now my feet are back on the ground post-wedding I just wanted to send a massive THANK YOU to you and the amazing quartet who played at my wedding a couple of weeks ago. They were absolutely brilliant and we had a lot of compliments from people who loved the songs they played! It got our wedding off a beautiful start and helped create a day we’ll always remember. Best wishes, Diana”
“Hi Susannah, Sorry you couldn’t make the wedding on Saturday and hope all is well in the family. The Girls were AMAZING! Thank you so much for making Katie’s day so special. They were waiting for the signal to start Katie’s music for coming down the aisle, which somehow got lost and they had to keep on playing. But quite honestly it added to the beauty of the day! I have never seen Tom looking so nervous! The women in the photo with me are my 2 best friends ( I’m in green). Annie in the front had a major stroke last year and her life has changed for ever. She just loved listening to your music. For that I thank you very much. Best regards x Sylvia”
(2014 Hampton Court House)
“Dear Susannah, We are still on Cloud 9 from the weekend but I did want to say a HUGE thankyou for playing for us at the weekend. The day was absolutely perfect and many people commented on your excellent production, it was exactly what we wanted – brilliant! Thankyou for making it the best day of our lives! Kindest Regards, Alasdair”
(Wedding at Le Manoir Aux Quat Saisons 2014)
“Susannah, We are currently on our honeymoon with very little phone reception but we just wanted to say a massive thank you for putting on an amazing performance! You didn’t let us down!! I can’t wait to see the videos now :). All our friends were impressed! Take care, Reza and Tamara”
(Wedding at One Mayfair, London. 2014)
“Hi Susannah, Thank you so much for the amazing 3 hours of play that you 4 did at our wedding at How Caple Court, you were all absolutely fantastic and so beautifull and talented. Our guests absolutely loved you and your play list and you were worth every penny. Thank you also for writing the halo song ready for the day it was lovely and made our day into the perfect day. I wish you all the best of luck for the future. Kind Wishes, Sian and Dan x”
“On behalf of Netlaw Media, I want to thank you and the rest of the quartet in helping us create a wonderful event on 28th November 2013 at the Grange St Paul’s Hotel in London. The feedback we have and are continuing to receive for the White Tie Winter Ball has been fantastic, from both our sponsors and guests. We look forward to working alongside you again in the future. Many thanks again for your assistance”.
(Dec 2013, Frances Armstrong)
“Thank you ever so much for your contribution to a great event. The quartet was amazing, the timing perfect and it highly contributed to the success of the event. I apologise for not having more time for you on the day. I appreciate your professionalism and look forward to working with you again. I will most certainly recommend you for future events. Please pass on my regards to the members of the quartet.”
(2013. Royal Courts of Justice – Gill Jobic, Wedding Planner).
“The quartet looked and sounded amazing and were very well received by guests. They played mix of classical tunes and more modern and also mixed between acoustic and electric instruments. The quartet were very accommodating in moving around during the day and it was great to have them with us.”
(2013 – Daniel Leahy)
“The Palatine String Quartet played at our wedding May 26th. It was an AMAZING experience. Many guests complimented us afterwards on the live music by The Palatine String Quartet. Before the wedding we discussed our music choices and special wishes which the Quartet executed with perfection. The Quartet performed during the wedding ceremony, reception and wedding breakfast for about 5 hours, they played a variety of classic, pop, broadway and jazz. I would recommend The Palatine String Quartet to anyone and can be contacted any time any day for a reference. Kind regards, Arnold de Jonge” (2013)
“Hi Susannah, I just wanted to say a massive thank you for playing at our wedding on Saturday. You were absolutely amazing. Sorry I didn’t get the chance to talk to you, it was like a whirlwind. Thanks again, I will recommend you to everyone that I can. Your playing was beautiful. All the best, Tamsyn and Jay x ” (2013)
“Dear Susannah, It was lovely to meet you and your group on Saturday, thank you for an amazing variety of music, it really made the day special. Everyone commented on how beautiful the music was, loving the classical and the more modern pieces. Thank you so much also for finishing on a high with our first dance, it was really well received, and we enjoyed every minute. Thanks again, Danny & Ian” (2013)
“Hi Susannah, Hope you are well. Just got back from an amazing honeymoon in Hawaii! Just wanted to say a big thank you for the wonderful music performed by Pallatine String Quartet at our wedding. Everyone was very impressed, particularly with your versions of Metallica, Green Day, Guns n Roses and Lady Gaga! It was the happiest day of our lives and we really appreciate the part you played in making the occasion so special. Sorry there wasn’t time for us to meet you personally at the wedding but we wanted to convey our sincere gratitude to you all, we wouldn’t hesitate in recommending you to others. With warmest regards Andrew and Siba Jackson x”
“Dear Susannah, Apologies for the tardiness of this email – I`m writing to say a massive thank you for last Saturday. We had an absolutely amazing evening and I wanted to send a huge thank you to you and the other musicians for making it all so special. The music gave me goosebumps, completely magical and simply made the evening incredibly special. A fantastic prize, I wish I could do that every weekend (not sure my liver would agree!). Many thanks, Cally”
(April 2013 – Private dinner party in Horsham)
“The Palatine String Quartet exceeded expectation. Feedback from guests was excellent. They were the talking point of the entire wedding ceremony.”
“Hi everyone, Thank you so much for all your help in making Vishal and my wedding day a real day to remember! We were so happy with how smoothly everything went and how all your hard work paid off. The day went so smoothly, and so many of our guests have commented on how much they enjoyed it – each and every one of you have had special mentions from various friends anf family. I think that’s it for most of us, but I’m sure our paths will cross at future events and I look forward to speaking with you all soon. Thanks once again! Mandira”
“Good Afternoon Susannah, I just wanted to take the opportunity to thank Palatine String Quartet for playing at our wedding on 30th June. Unfortunately, I didn’t get the opportunity to speak to the ladies on the day, but I loved the music that was played during our ceremony and received many comments throughout the day about the fantastic music they played. It was also a pleasure to know that the quartet were entertaining our guests whilst we were having photo’s taken and continuing through till the wedding breakfast. Please pass on our thanks to the ladies who played. They really helped to make our day and I wish I had a copy of the music which helped make my wedding ceremony so magical! it makes me smile just thinking about it. Thanks again and best wishes for the future, Lindsay and Steve”
“Hi Susannah, I just wanted to drop you a quick line to say thank you so much for playing at our wedding on 19th May 2012 at Monkey Island. You were all really amazing and the music was wonderful both during the drinks reception and during the wedding breakfast. Sorry I didn’t even get a chance to say hello but as you can imagine it was a bit mad and I always had to be somewhere! That didn’t stop until about 9pm. I did notice that our flower girls took a shining to you and someone even told me you were doing requests from them!? Many thanks again, Anita”
“Everything was perfect, excellent range of diverse music was offered and very well played. The performers were attired perfectly and all our guests were impressed, things could not have been better, so congratulations all round. Luigi”
Private dinner party in Mayfair, London.
“We were incredibly happy and were very impressed with the quality of The Palatine String Quartets performance. They certainly did live up to our expectations and our guests thoroughly enjoyed them too. Charmian Scott”
“I just wanted to email you and say a big thank you for playig our wedding reception. The response I have had from my friends has been amazing and everyone loved it. It made the start of our reception both romantic and original. A few times I had to wipe tears from my wife and friends as it was such a magical moment when we walked in. You guys were incredible, and people are still talking about this now. Thanks again. Olly”
Maida Vale (Wedding at the Amadeus Centre) 2011
“We would both like to say a very big thank you, to you and the other three members of the Palatine String Quartet for helping us make our wedding so special. Your performance was truly amazing and fitted in so perfectly with everything we`d organised. We weren`t the only ones to think that, so many of our guests have commented on your performance, and they`re still talking about how fantastic you all were. You certainly exceeded our expectations. You are all incredibly talented and professional musicians. Best wishes, Stuart and Leanne.” 2011
“The Palatine String Quartet are as aesthetically impeccable as they are musically talented. They provided a soundtrack which was perfectly matched to the venue and nature of our event with a mix of modern music, seasonal tunes and accessible classics. Highly recommended. J.Webb”
Mayfair hotel, London, Dec 2010
“Hi Susannah, Hope your all well. Just wanted to say thank you for playing at our wedding on the 8th October. You played beautifully and everyone was so impressed, we loved it!! Would definitely recommend you for any future events, thank you again! Lucy and Kev”
“Dear Susannah and the other string quartet ladies, Thanks for doing a wonderful job at my wedding on the 15th October at Whipsnade Zoo. Myself and the other guests thought that you were outstanding. I hope to be able to hire you again in the future. Best wishes, Priya”
“The Palatine String Quartet performed very well indeed and wowed our audience. They were really lovely people to work with. Lots of very appreciative comments received from my guests. G. Sanderson”
“The Palatine string quartet were excellent, very professional, looked great and played really good music. They completed our wedding day perfectly and I wouldn’t have changed anything. I would definatley recommend. Thank you. Amy”
“Hi there. Just a quick note just to say thank you so much you were amazing and so many of our guests commented on how wonderful you were. It was very important to us to have good entertainment and we couldn’t of asked for anything better. Once again thank you so much and sorry about the singing!!! Thank you for everything. Amber and Daniel”
Sept 24th 2010
“We’d just like to say how perfect you made our whole day (even if it was a little damp at first!). Everyone commented on your fantastic abilities and I understand you even had a few dancers on the stage area in the Long Room, courtesy of Karens’ 84 year old Grandad! Sorry we didn’t get a further chance to speak to you, but thanks again for performing so perfectly and making our wedding day a day we will never forget. Best Regards, Adrian & Karen”
Aug 14th 2010
“Thank you girls for providing a beautiful background to our corporate event. Professional, unobtrusive and accomplished musicians. Stephanie”
“The Palatine String Quartet braved the snowy conditions and completed our winter wonderland wedding. The music was perfect, the presentation was beautiful and they helped to make our day very special. Kind regards, Steph”
“Thank-you so much for playing at our wedding, you made the day so special, the guests are still talking about how wonderfully you played and how it gave our wedding the feel of class. Your rendition of the Metallica song was outstanding and gave our first dance that extra edge. You were an integral part of our wedding day and we and our guest’s will never forget our big day. Thank you Mr & Mrs S Woodhill”
“When organising our annual Law Society Christmas ball, we knew that we needed that something special to create the ‘wow’ factor we were aiming for; the Palatine String Quartet did not fail to impress! The girls- dressed beautifully in their finery- played a selection of songs and melodies (including some well received ‘Beatles’ numbers!) throughout our three-course dinner, and really helped to create the magical ambience we were hoping to achieve. I would most definitely recommend the Palatine String Quartet to anyone organising a special occasion, and would like to thank them for making our ball so perfect! Anwobo, c/o UEA Law Society”
“The Palatine String Quartet provided a short programme of music for the introductory session at our conference. Despite booking them at short notice they found time to consult with us about a suitable choice of music, make suggestions and come up with 3 pieces that fitted our needs. They were reassuringly professional in all aspects of the arrangements and on the day they performed beautifully. Our delegates were delighted. A.Barney”
(Brighton Interspeech 2009)