Central Park Strings
Central Park Strings is dedicated to making your wedding day music exactly as you imagine it. From timeless wedding melodies to jazz classics to current pop hits, we can play it all! If there is something we don't have in our repertoire currently, we can arrange it for you. We have years of experience playing for weddings of all demoninations at venues throughout the five boroughs. We also have various ensembles available to cater to different musical preferences.
In the weeks leading up to your wedding we will discuss all of the details regarding music and timing by email or phone. If you have a coordinator, it will be helpful to be in contact with him/her as well.
On the wedding day, we arrive early enough to meet briefly with the bride or coordinator, set up, and start playing on time.
During the ceremony we will keep an eye on what is happening and make sure to adjust the timing of the music as necessary. If there are any unexpected delays or last minute changes, there won't be an awkward slience.
What is Included
Our wedding ceremony package includes 25-30 minutes of prelude music, processional music, any music during the ceremony itself (if desired), and 5-10 minutes of postlude music.
We will also arrange one piece or song not currently in our repertoire. Additional requests can be accomodated, though an arranging fee will apply.
Sound Track To My Wedding - If you add "Sound Track to My Wedding" to your service package, we will professionally record the music we played at your wedding and send you a custom CD. It can be a fun way to share your wedding memories!
~ For a 5:00 ceremony ~
4:15 - Musicians Arrive, Make Contact With Coordinator, Set Up
4:30 - Musicians begin prelude music
5:00 - Musicians begin processional music
5:30 - Ceremony Ends (approximately), Recessional Piece
5:35 - Postlude music as guests exit (about 5 - 10 minutes)