I just wanted to say thankyou so much for playing at our wedding on 30th March.

We really appreciated the time which must have gone into learning the mash up of songs for the aisle song especially. Thankyou for adding something special to our day. We loved the music as did our guests!


Laura and Dan Shelley
— Laura Pendleton (The Alnwick Garden, Mar 24)
Our guests absolutely loved hearing you play, and especially so much Abba as we requested! Everyone commented on how fantastic you were and we loved hearing you play. Having you play at the ceremony was really special and something we’ll remember forever, it really made it all even more amazing. When we started planning our wedding, strings were the one thing we first said we definitely wanted and you did not disappoint. So thank you!! I cannot recommend you enough!

Thanks again, Mr and Mrs Foster x
— Chloe Foster (Ellingham Hall, Feb 24)
We just wanted to send you a quick message before we go on honeymoon. Thank you so much for everything on Friday, the music was exactly as we wanted and somewhere over the rainbow was absolutely amazing. It created such a lovely atmosphere.
— Keeley and Neil (Runa Farm, Oct 23)
James and I just wanted to send a huge thank you for performing in our wedding ceremony and drinks reception. You were amazing and our guests loved all the music played (especially the storm trooper March for one guest!)
— Charlotte and James Surtees (The Normans, York, Aug 23)
Mark and I are just back home and wanted to send our very grateful thanks to you and your fellow musicians for Saturday evening at Headlam Hall.

It was just amazing and everybody was so surprised and also very impressed. Thank you again for all your help in the run up to the evening and also for joining us. Hope to see you again in the future.

— Andrea Bunce (Headlam Hall, Aug 23)
I just wanted to say thank you so much for the amazing songs you played throughout our day. Was so hard to hold tears back during the aisle walk.

You guys are amazing and we wish you all the best for your future performances! Will be following you closely on social media. x

— Josey Chow (Allerton Castle, Aug 23)
Me and my husband would like to thank you all for making our day extra special we couldn’t have asked for better!!! You all were amazing.
— Elaine Patience (Acklam Hall, Jul 23)
I just wanted to say a huge thank you for playing for us on Saturday. I’m so sorry I didn’t get chance to come over and say hello- it was all a bit hectic!

You were so brilliant and so many of our guests commented on how beautifully you were playing. Thanks again.

— Anna and Harry (Capheaton Hall, Jun 23)
I just wanted to send a quick message to say thank you so much for playing at our wedding yesterday.

The ceremony felt so special and our guests loved the music you played during the drinks reception! Thanks again!

— Georgia McLean (Woodhill Hall, May 23)
We just wanted to say a massive thank you to Aurora Strings for playing at our Wedding at Bamburgh Castle and then Eshott Hall. From the initial call with Gayle to our wedding day everything was really professional and nothing was too much trouble.

The music played at the ceremony was beautiful and the variety of music played thereafter was fabulous it made the day magical and will be forever in our hearts and memories. Our guests were very complimentary about how fabulous the music was and how friendly you all were. We cannot thank you all enough or recommend you all enough !
— Tanya and Mike (Bamburgh Castle/Eshott Hall, Mar 23)
Aurora Strings are absolutely first class - made our wedding day even more special. Their combined talent is extraordinary. All our guests commented on their performance and we were all captivated by their playing.

The music we chose for our ceremony was simply beautiful and very emotional. Our guests really enjoyed guessing all the TV/movie theme tunes. We would not hesitate in recommending Aurora Strings. Thank you so much.
— Lynn and Nick Henderson (Rockliffe Hall, Mar 23)
A friend recommended Aurora Strings to us and we are so glad we asked them to play at our wedding. The sound they create is just beautiful!

They were the perfect musical accompaniment to our day and we have had so many guests tell us how amazing they were.
— Alex Druce (Beamish Hall, Mar 23)
We just wanted to say thank you SO much for playing at our wedding on Sunday. The strings were sublime and all of our guests loved them.
— Ashleigh and Jamie (Middleton Lodge, Mar 23)
I just wanted to send you a huge Thank You for playing at our wedding ceremony and reception at Healey Barn. It was the most beautiful day and your music was the cherry on top.

I absolutely loved your rendition of Video Games for walking down the aisle and I’m so glad we decided to go ahead with that, it just made the day! The guests all commented on how much more emotional it was with having the live music.

— Sian Patterson (Healey Barn, Sept 22)
You guys are so professional and managed to get through the work so quickly. Brought the songs to life… AND a big thank you for the vocals too!
— Derek Atkinson (recording session, Gateshead, Jul 22)
We have just had a de-brief meeting and everyone was saying how wonderful the quartet were and how appropriate the music was.

— Sue Hurrell, Creative Producer and Event Manager (Delaval Hall, Jul 22)
Thank you Aurora Strings for playing at our Garden Party, the wide repertoire of music you played so beautifully appealed to all ages and created such a lovely ambiance.
— Karen Robinson (Garden Party, Knaresborough, Jun, 22)
Thank you so much for the beautiful music at our wedding last Thursday at Armathwaite Hall. Jupiter was perfect for the entrance music and we really appreciate you learning that especially for us.

— Marie and Drew (Armathwaite Hall, May 22)
We just wanted to say a huge thank you to Aurora Strings for playing at our wedding. We thoroughly enjoyed listening to all of the music - it was excellent! Thank you for being patient with us when we selected our song choices! Aurora Strings have been fantastic and we will wholeheartedly recommend you to anyone getting married in the North East (or beyond)!
— Karina and James (Beamish Hall, Mar 22)
Thank you for playing so beautifully during my wedding at Wylam Brewery on Saturday. I didn’t have to worry about anything as you were all very organised and many of the guests commented on the fabulous live music before, during and after the ceremony. It was only unfortunate I, myself, didn’t have the opportunity to hear you during the fifteen minutes before the ceremony before I entered the space. The Pachelbel piece you played as I walked down the aisle was played absolutely beautifully, as were the songs we chose to follow. A very professional and memorable part of our wedding day. Thanks again.
— Louise Bell (Wylam Brewery, Mar 22)
The music and talent was breath taking and I've had nothing but compliments about how fantastic and sensational the ladies were. I only wish id booked you for longer and will be highly recommending to anyone I know!!

Massive thank you for making our wedding so special, even down to being very friendly with allowing my two year old to try the violin. I really can't thank you enough.

— Emily Aylett (Middleton Lodge, Feb 22)
The Classical Café concert was a fabulous event for families. The quartet were excellent all round – the music was great and well-pitched for younger audiences, and they interacted well with the little ones too, even happy to let the children come up at the end and see the instruments. They were informal and relaxed yet professional at the same time, we will definitely have them back!
— Rebecca Johnson, Cultural Services Manager - Middlesbrough Town Hall (Nov 2021)
I just wanted to pass on my compliments to the quartet last week. They were amazing and true professionals, arrived on time, set up quickly and just got on with their job…entertaining us all!

Amazing…they were fab, I could listen to them all night. Thank you so much. Its been a pleasure.
— Caroline Cassidy - DFK International (Baltic, Oct 2021)
Can I just say a massive THANK YOU for yesterday - my guests were blown away by your talent. I’m so sorry I didn’t get a chance to come over and speak with you guys, the day was so hectic! Thank you again.

— Erica Mackenzie (South Causey Inn, Oct 2021)
I just wanted to say thanks so much for playing at our wedding on Friday. You were amazing and all our guests commented on how beautiful the music was.

I’m sorry I didn’t get a chance to speak to you on the day. We plan on writing a proper review but just wanted to send a message to say thank you so much,

— Melissa and Andrew (Rockliffe Hall, Jul 2021)
Thanks so much for the part you played in Alex and Sophie's wedding yesterday - the music was fantastic, especially the Jeeves and Wooster departure! We hadn't really planned how that would work but it was perfect!

We would certainly recommend you and would have you at a future event.
— Andrew (Grand Hotel, Gosforth Park, Jul 2021)
Just wanted to say a MASSIVE thank you to you all for playing at our wedding on Sunday 27th June,
Guests absolutely loved you and we are really looking forward to seeing the video!
— Eve Tominey (Middleton Lodge, Jul 2021)
Thank you for playing at our wedding on the 19th December. It really was perfect and we couldn't have asked for more. It finished 2020 off on a really lovely note, even if 2021 hasn't been great so far!
— Charlotte and Andrew (Newhouse Farm, Cumbria, Dec 2020)
The only regret we have about Aurora Strings is that we didn't book them for longer! We and all of our guests did not want them to leave (and may or may not have chanted "one more song" more than once!). Aurora Strings are so talented and their beautiful music filled Ellingham Hall with such a goosebump-inducing atmosphere during our ceremony and drinks reception. They also kindly went along with our slightly obscure plan to sneak them in the back to surprise our guests which worked a treat! Thank you so much! You will forever be one of our most favourite wedding memories.
— Ami and Kam (Ellingham Hall, Northumberland, Nov 2020)
... I will never forget walking into the church with my dad as you played Pachelbel and a number of our guests specifically commented on how good you were. It really added to our service at a time when live music of any sort is a real privilege.
— Helen Prescott (St. Oswald's Church, Durham, Sept 2020)
I just wanted to say thank you so much for playing our wedding. Our guests really enjoyed listening to you and we loved the special songs you played for us, it meant a lot to us.

— James Rose (The Crab & Lobster, Thirsk, Nov 2019)
Thank you so much for your performance last night at our charity event. Game of Thrones theme tune made my night. Feedback has been amazing so thank you.

— Deb Ions, St. James' Square Solicitors (Baltic, Gateshead, Oct 2019)
Aurora Strings ensured our wedding ceremony and drinks reception were truly magical and elegant. We couldn’t have asked for more! They were extremely professional from start to finish and the music was out of this world! Thank you so so much,

You really did help to make our wedding so perfect and we are forever grateful!

— Sophie and Richard (Charlton Hall, Northumberland, Sept 2019)
Thank you for playing at our wedding. Our guests really enjoyed listening to you.
— Amy and Steve (Hallgarth Manor, Co. Durham)
Thank you so much for playing at my birthday celebrations last weekend - the music was perfect and I have received a lot of spontaneous positive feedback from my guests - the atmosphere you created was spot on. I hope I can find another opportunity to hire you in the future.

— John Isaacs (Slaley Hall, Northumberland, Jul 2019)
We just wanted to say thank you for the amazing music on our big day. It made the ceremony and reception truly special. The mix of music was excellent and it was great to watch the recognition on people's faces as we walked out to The Throne Room!

Thank you again.

— Andy and Helen (Preston Hall Museum, Co. Durham, Jun 2019)
We just wanted to say a huge thank you for the wonderful music you played at the wedding. We had an amazing time! Thank you.

— Dilani and Yas (Wynyard Hall, Teesside, Jun 2019)
We'd like to thank you and the rest of Aurora Strings for playing such excellent music before, during and after our wedding ceremony. Although the weather wasn't ideal (for outdoor playing) your music fitted extremely well and helped make the day so very special.

Once again, thank you so much!
— Andrew and Danna (Daffodil Hotel, Grasmere, May 2019)
We would both like to say thank you so much for the amazing ambience you all provided at our wedding at Raithwaite on Friday. It was truly magical, and what a beautiful day, therefore being able to play outside as well.

— James and Jo (Raithwaite Estate, Whitby, Mar 2019)
Just thought I’d drop you a line to say thank you to you and your fellow musicians for playing at our daughter’s wedding. I know we and their guests appreciated how beautifully you played their selection of music - many thanks for adding to their wedding service.

— Debbie and Dan (St. Edwards Church, Whitley Bay, Jan 2019)
Michael and I would like to thank you for the music on Thursday, it was fantastic and made our day.

— Michael and Leeanne (St. Mary’s Cathedral, Ncle, Dec 2018)
I just wanted to say thank you very much for the wonderful music you provided us with last Friday. You were all brilliant and we have had so many lovely comments about your performance. Thank you again, we will certainly use you again for any future events we may have.

— Nicky Turner, Semperian Capital Management (Baltic, Nov 2018)
I just wanted to send you an email to thank you all so much for playing at our wedding. You were absolutely amazing, stunning music and we were told all day by our guests they thought it was beautiful both in the church and the reception.

We are so incredibly grateful to you all and I will recommend you to anyone.

— Laura Semley (St. Patrick’s Church, Sunderland then South Causey Inn, Sept 2018)
I just wanted to thank you and the musicians who played at our wedding, it was fantastic, we got so many compliments about the quartet throughout the day. Thank you very much!! I was wondering if I could get a copy of the sheet music for Wish Fulfilment, Mark was absolutely bowled over by it, so we would like a momento to keep.

— Deborah and Mark (Vermont Hotel, Sept 2018)
A huge thank you to all the members of Aurora Strings for playing so beautifully at our wedding at Charlton Hall in August. You are extremely professional and talented musicians and our guests were very impressed. The music for the ceremony was lovely and so many guests commented on the excellent range of pieces selected for the reception.

In addition, having the quartet playing outside during the photographs was fantastic, as it allowed us to appreciate your wonderful music - as well as our guests. You made our day extra special and very memorable - thank you.

— Laura and Kevin (Charlton Hall, Aug 2018)
Just a note to say thank you from Gavin and I to yourself and the quartet for playing at our wedding on Saturday.

The music was beautiful and really made the atmosphere for the drinks reception. We had lots of lovely comments from our guests about you.
— Jessica Farr (Dalton Hall, Richmond, Aug 2018)
On behalf of Northumbria University thank you so much for performing at our Academic Congregations this year. The music was gratefully appreciated by all who attended and I have received many compliments on the variety of songs you played! Thank you, thank you, thank you hope to see you again for our Winter Congregation.
— Jude Humble (Northumbria University, Jul 2018)
I just wanted to thank you all for the amazing job you did on Tuesday. All of the music sounded really wonderful, and thank you particularly for being so flexible regarding the arrangements for the evening. We are getting lots of emails from guests saying how much they enjoyed the event, and how special the music made it.
— Sue Hurrell (Middlesbrough Town Hall Summer Banquet, Jun, 2018)
Sorry I didn't get a chance to thank you all after the service for the wonderful music. We hope you had a good time and enjoyed it as much as we did.
— Andrew Greener (Blanchland Abbey, Co. Durham, Jun 2018)
Thank you. It was a dream come true to have such lovely music played live on our wedding day and many of our guests commented on how much they enjoyed your music. We really hope to be able to hear you play again in the future

— Kathryn and David (Beamish Hall, May 2018)
Thank you all so much for such beautifuly played music at our wedding. It made a huge difference and was loved by all!
— Nirvana and Tom (Wood Hall Hotel, Wetherby, Apr 2018)
Many thanks to you and the quartet for the excellent programme you put together for the dinner. I had many comments about how good the music was. It really made the evening.
— The British Council
It was a superb night, helped by the beautiful music of Aurora Strings. You all helped make the night a real success.
— Jennings Group
I would like to thank you for your performance on Saturday. You helped make the BBC Live Weekend the success it was and worked under difficult circumstances some of the time.
— Newcastle City Council
I am writing to thank you and your team for the tremendous support on Friday evening. The event to raise funds for Children In Need was a great success.
— Eldon Garden Shopping Centre
I write to thank you, on behalf of the University, for performing at the congregation reception. The music made such a difference and was greatly appreciated by all who attended.
— Newcastle University
Just a little note to say thank you so much for playing at our wedding on Monday, we had lots of compliments about how good the playing was. Warm wishes.
— Laura Ramsay (Ellingham Hall, Oct 2017)
I just want to say a big thank you to you all. The music was fab, especially our entrance songs. Everyone commented on how amazing you sounded. Can you pass my thanks on to those who played. I'll make sure I recommend you to friends for future events.
— Roisin Turnbull (Le Petit Chateau, Sept 2017)
Dave and I just wanted to say a big thank you to you all for playing during our wedding on 2nd Sept 2017. So many guests came and told us how much they enjoyed listening to the music and it really helped to create a relaxed, happy atmosphere during the drinks reception. You were really friendly and professional and played a great variety of music including several of our favourites. We would definitely recommend you!

— Zoe and Dave (The Hawkhills, Sept 2017)
I just wanted to say that the team were outstanding. We had so many wonderful comments about the quartet on the day and also the choice in songs. Thanks again for helping to make our wedding even more magical.
— Gareth and David (Doxford Hall, Aug 2017)
Thank you so much for playing at our wedding. You were perfect xx
— Laura (Bowburn Hall Hotel, Jul 2017)
Just an email to say thank you so much for playing at my wedding, the music was so beautiful, everyone has been saying it started them all off crying at the start. I'm so sad I had to take photos instead of enjoying listening to you play in the sunshine!
— Hayley (Healey Barn, Jul 2017)
We just wanted to drop you a line and thank you so much for all your hard work yesterday at our wedding - you all played so beautifully, and it really made such a difference to our special day.
— Marissa and Kay (Preston Park Museum, Jun 2017)
The music was fantastic. The feedback from guests was unanimous. "Could have sat and listened all day, just loved it". Please convey our thanks to the quartet. It was a wonderful start to our amazing day.
— Estelle and Lynne (Baltic, May 2017)
Hi all, just wanted to say a huge thank you for playing at our wedding yesterday, had loads of guests saying how much they enjoyed your music and just thanks again for contributing to a truly amazing day.
— John and Beverley (Judges Hotel, May 2017)
Just a quick note to say thanks to you and the other members of Aurora Strings for your music on Thursday evening. I have received numerous very positive comments about your performance which hopefully will lead to more requests for your attendance at similar events.
— Colin (Barnard Castle Rotary Event, April 2017)
I just wanted to say a huge thank you for playing at our wedding at middleton lodge on 27th Jan. myself and rebecca and the guests have all paid compliment to yourselves. It was a lovely touch to a perfect day. Thanks again.
— Andy (Middleton Lodge, Feb 2017)
Thank you very much for making our day that little bit more special. People really enjoyed the quality of your playing and commented how it made the service and the drinks reception more unique.
— Rob and Karen (Grand Hotel, Oct 2016)
Thank you so much for yesterday, you were all fantastic and really really talented! I'm slightly disappointed we missed bits as we were pulled away for photos but what I did hear and what the guests said was amazing. Lots of love.

— The Goodmans (Roker Hotel, Aug 2016)
We wanted to thank you for the arrangement you had done for us. We absolutely loved it and it sounded amazing. You guys had done such a good job. Thank you for everything.
— Kathryn and Ben (Wynyard Hall, Aug 2016)
We wanted to say thank you. You delivered beyond our expectations. The music was perfect. We couldn’t have asked for more. You kept in touch and made sure everything went beautifully to plan.
— Angie Darling (St. Aidan’s Church then marquee, Bamburgh, July, 2016)
My personal thanks to you all for your wonderful performance at our concert yesterday evening. It was excellent, not only the top class music which you played but also the way in which each of you interacted with and endeared yourselves to our audience. Hearty thanks too, from the Committee. They all send you their wishes. Following the concert, countless members of the audience came up to say just how much they’d enjoyed the evening – Aurora Strings especially!
— Stuart Eaton - Lanchester Male Voice Choir Concert (July, 2016)
We just wanted to say a huge thank you for playing at our wedding. It was all fantastic and everybody who we have spoken to after the event really enjoyed your music. In fact, we had two musicians within the congregation who were very complimentary and have asked for your details which we have passed on.
— Richard & Sarah (Hipping Hall, June 2016)
Thank you so much for your amazing music yesterday. We are so sorry we didn't get chance to say a proper goodbye or hello - there seemed to be so much happening. We had lots of guests comment on how great you sounded. The music around the ceremony was just perfect! We will be recommending you to others! Please pass on our thanks to the other members of the quartet. Thank you again.
— Martin and Lucy (Matfen Hall, May 2016)
We just wanted to write a little email to say thank you for playing at our wedding on Monday, You were extremely impressive and for many guests, listening to you was a real highlight of their day. They loved the mix of songs you played. Thank you so much – we won’t hesitate to recommend you. We had a wonderful day!
— Jessica and Ceri (Jesmond Dene House, Dec 2015)
Thank you so much for playing at our wedding service in Church and Matfen Hall on 27th June 2015, we were both completely overwhelmed by how beautiful it sounded, so many people commented on how great you were. I'd also like to apologise for arriving so late, you went above and beyond by playing for so long, you really entertained everyone and couldn't have done anymore for us. We've just got back from our honeymoon and wanted to say a big thank you for all of your hard work, what a talent you all have, we couldn't have wished for anything better.
— Amy and Richard (Whitburn Church, Jun 2015)
You really made the service with the beautiful music. All the guests commented on how lovely the quartet was and the music managed to make a few people teary which is always a good sign. You were really fantastic and it really made my day walking down the aisle to ‘Canon in D’. You made a dream come true and it will last forever.
— Amanda Park (Mitford Church, May 2015)
I just wanted to email you to say a huge thank you to Aurora Strings for making our day so fantastic. The trio were amazing and went down an absolute storm. The music sounded beautiful in the room and everyone stopped to listen. Thank you again for all your hard work.
— Sophie and James (Crathorne Hall, Dec 2014)
Both my wife and I, as well as a large section of the wedding party are professional musicians, so we are probably more critical than the average wedding guest - I thought they sounded beautiful and I had many musician friends say how good they thought they were.
— Fiona and Ben (Dec 2014)
Your music in the service and at the reception drinks was stunning and certainly added a great deal to our special day.
— Nick and Lucy (Nov 2014)
We just wanted to say a HUGE thank you for being part of our wedding at Brinkburn Priory in August. Your music at the service and reception drinks was stunning and certainly added a great deal to our special day.
— Nick and Lucy (Oct 2014)
You did such an amazing job and it added so much to the ceremony and drink reception to have your extraordinary playing as part of it. I noticed that you did keep moving around for us and came down onto the lawn which was fabulous. We're slowly catching up with all the guests and so many are commenting on how fabulous you were and how much it added to their enjoyment so very many thanks. For me personally, the moment Dad and I stepped out from "the secret door" into the drawing room to hear you playing Flower Song and see the radiant faces of loved ones was a wonderful rush of happiness that will stay with me forever.
— Tori and Mike (Aug 2014)
Thank you so much for the fantastic music you played for our wedding on the 19.04.14 at Woodhill Hall. It was beautiful to hear and we loved all the songs you played.
— Charlotte and William (Apr 2014)
Just a note, that is long overdue, to express our sincere thanks for the beautiful music you performed at our wedding ceremony. So many guests have told us how much they enjoyed listening to you and I'm so grateful that you continued to entertain them whilst I ran late. The pieces performed during our service were exceptional and created an extra special ceremony that we only dreamt of, as well as bringing a lump to many a throat!
— Nerys and Oliver (Feb 2014)
Many thanks to Aurora Strings for performing at Laura and Ben’s wedding on 5th October. You put the finishing touches to a wonderful day for us all and far exceeded our expectations. We will, of course, recommend you far and wide!
— Sue & Derek (Oct 2013)
Many thanks Gayle for creating the perfect music for our wedding. It made our day and everyone loved it! With much love.
— Cath and Mike (Sept 2013)
Thank you for contributing to our wedding day with such beautiful music. All our guests commented on how fabulous you were and how they loved the Star Wars music you played for our son, Luke. He was an extremely happy little boy after that! Thank you again.
— Claire & Marc (Aug 2013)
Thank you for the wonderful performance you gave at our wedding at Gibside Chapel. You delighted our guests with the variety of music played and kept them entertained while we had photographs taken.
— Rachel and Jonny (Aug 2013)
Lots of people commented on Aurora Strings and how good you all sounded. The photographer, who has attended lots of weddings, said that you were the best string quartet he had heard, which says a lot about your playing and talents. Once again thanks for making our day special.
— Ged and Liz (May 2013)
The quartet was absolutely wonderful. Made our evening! Thanks so much.
— Mel (Apr 2013)
I wanted to thank you for your beautiful music. It was simply spot-on and the most perfect selection you offered to frame our ceremony. I'm just disappointed that, getting ready upstairs, I missed out on most of it! We selected Nimrod as I waited at the top of the staircase and then Canon for walking down. The atmosphere it created was so charged - it was simply magical. We so appreciate your making such captivating music a part of our special day!
— Bailey Bratton (Jan 2013)
We just wanted to thank you on an enormous scale. You and your fellow strings were absolutely fantastic! You were so professional when the bride was delayed which was admired by the registrar and my party. We wish you all the best for the future. Thanks for making our day truly memorable.
— Mr and Mrs A. Laverick (Jan 2013)