We are the Music Makers
Welcome, New Haven Lawn Club couples! This information is especially for you.
Since 2014, we've performed 500 weddings, so we know exactly what to do to make your day perfect. Our devoted and experienced team take care of every single detail to make sure your wedding ceremony runs smoothly. From music selections to coordinating with your vendors, you can count on us to go above and beyond to make your wedding day everything you've ever envisioned. Learn more here.
For New Haven Lawn Club weddings, we recommend booking one ensemble for the ceremony and one for the cocktail hour. This means your guests have a seamless transition between events and adds variety!
Wedding Music Services
All ceremony music packages include:
Leading up to the big day, I will break down the planning process into easy steps and help organize all the ceremony details - all via email and Zoom for your convenience. I've performed for over 500 weddings and have a whole system in place to simplify the process. My goal is to make this the easiest part of your whole wedding!
You'll select your music for your prelude and ceremony . With our variety of music, your music planning will be quick, easy, and fun!
We strive to bring the highest level of professionalism to your special day. That is why we go above and beyond to collaborate with all of your ceremony vendors including your New Haven Lawn Club venue coordinator, officiant, venue coordinators, photographer, videographer, and wedding planner to make sure every detail is perfectly in place
Ceremony performance (90 minutes)
-30-minute Prelude music to welcome your guests (What's prelude music?)
-Processional music (wedding party, family, and the couple)
-Music for special moments (unity candle, communion, sand ceremony, etc.)
-Postlude music as guests head to the cocktail hour
Cocktail Hour Music
Add on a cocktail hour to your ceremony booking or book an Ariana Strings ensemble for your cocktail hour only. We delight your guests with all the hits from 1685 to today. Each ensemble has its own unique song offerings and set lists that you can choose to create an atmosphere that's best for you.
Sneak a peek at the:
Note: At New Haven Lawn Club, you may need a 60- or 75-minute performance booking for your cocktail hour, depending on your ceremony plans. Contact Ariana for details.
Custom Songs & Music Requests
We have a huge song library, but new music is being added every single day. Looking for a special song for us to perform? We can have our in-house arranger compose especially for your chosen ensemble. Past requests include The Office Theme, Tupelo Honey by Van Morisson, Kissing You by Desree, Joy to the World by Three Dog Night, Wildest Dreams by Taylor Swift, and many more.
Microphones for your ceremony
If your ceremony is off-site, particularly outdoors, we highly recommend our ceremony sound package. If you're getting married at NHLC, they have a wonderful sound system on site.
You've planned your wedding ceremony to include such special moments, with personal stories and vows, and unique touches. Your friends and family want to hear your love story and the best way to do so is to have a great ceremony sound system. Learn more here.
Up to 2 microphones on microphone stands for your officiant and ceremony readers
Bose speaker system, monitored during the ceremony
Sound check with your readers and officiant just before the ceremony
Please note: We have 2 ceremony sound systems (1 is battery-powered, 1 needs to be plugged in.)
Amplify Your Ensemble
Are you having a large event with over 200 guests? I recommend amplifying your ensemble for cocktail hours. That way, your guests will hear our music beautifully. Please note: The violin & guitar duet includes amplification, so there's no additional charge for this service. This add-on is specifically for the string quartet and string trio.
The ensemble (string trio or quartet) amplified by either a professional microphone or pick-up
Bose speaker system, monitored and professionally mixed for clarity and beauty
Sound check before the event for quality assurance
Please note: We will need access to a power outlet.
First, if you only read one sentence – Ariana was amazing and I’d recommend her services in a heartbeat. When planning our wedding, my wife and I picked a venue first and Ariana second. Having a string quartet was my wife’s childhood dream and it was a non-negotiable subject – so while I had little choice in the matter, I can’t reiterate enough how wonderful Ariana and her team were. We picked mostly contemporary (pop) songs that translated beautifully to the string quartet – if you’re considering a string quartet or have a wife that is making you get one, please consider Ariana, they were excellent.
- Mike, 2021 Groom
Hiring Ariana Strings was one of the best decisions we made for our big day! She was professional and prompt from day one. She made music suggestions for our big day and we're so happy we listened to her expert advice. She is a true professional and knows her stuff! We wanted a truly magical moment as guests arrived to our historic venue and Ariana Strings made that happen with beautiful string music as soon as guests walked in. The guests were raving about the strings and how romantic and magical it made the day. Hiring Ariana Strings was one of the best decisions we made for our big day!
— Jack & Corey, 2021 Grooms