QUARTESSENCE: Madison's premiere wedding quartet for ceremonies, receptions, dinners, dancing!
We love playing for wedding ceremonies! Indoors or out, long or short, sacred or secular, respectable or raucous. And we love playing for cocktail receptions, parties, and dinners—to keep the mood going, or to change it up to fit your style.
There's a reason that QUARTESSENCE is Madison's premiere wedding ceremony and party quartet. Find out why!
We're pros. More than just being great players, we know a lot about all the little details that make a big impact, everything essential for a beautiful wedding. We know how music defines the character of your event. We know the things that really count. Split-second timing, for example: being able to adjust in the moment when the flower-girl is just a little shy, or when the bride walks down the aisle and needs those few extra moments to adjust her dress or just breathe and compose herself, or how to time it just perfectly for a beautiful and contemplative moment during a candle or sand ceremony, or knowing exactly the right second to start a rousing recessional right after the kiss. And, with our vast library, we can help you select the right music to reflect your personal style: we play all the stately or spirited or serene classical selections you might expect; loads of jazz standards, whether up-tempo bebop or bluesy ballads in smokey, sultry, string arrangements; and we can really rock out with fun covers of today's hits or classic pop and rock. And if we don't have what you're looking for, our ace-arrangers can create a custom version just for you. Whether you already know what you want to hear, or need some suggestions, we'll help with all the planning details so your music on your day is exactly what you dream of.
We love what we do, and it shows. Hear what a few clients have to say:
Just wanted to send you and the rest of Quartessence a big thank you for helping make our wedding celebration totally awesome this past weekend! We had a blast, and received so many compliments on the entire event. Your ceremony music was beautiful . . . the entire day flew by. If there's anything I can do to help you promote your business such as writing a review somewhere, please let me know, as I'm happy to do so!
- April & Chris, Madison couple (May 2014)
Thanks to you and the other musicians for playing such wonderful music at our wedding. It was everything that we had hoped for...the best day of our lives!
- Tracy, Madison bride (October 2014)
Our experience with Quartessence was wonderful! I e-mailed them about their services and they replied to me immediately. They sent me a sample CD through the mail, and I loved their music. They really listened to what we wanted for our ceremony. They did an amazing job at our ceremony and we received many compliments from our guests!”
– Brenda, Janesville bride
Thank you so much for all of your help on planning the ceremony and for being part of our special day. Your music was absolutely perfect!
- Erica and Chris, Madison couple
“I knew when I started to plan my wedding, I had to have a string quartet for the ceremony. I began e-mail correspondence and was immediately amazed at how attentive Quartessence was. When the day of my wedding came, tears welled up in my eyes when I heard Quartessence playing … it truly was what I had envisioned.”
– Liane, Madison bride
Quartessence - Many thanks! It was lovely! Exactly what we wanted!
- Ed, Madison groom
We are very impressed with your polished sound.
- Nora, Madison bride (summer 2013)
Perfect! I really like your suggested songs. I really appreciate how accommodating and enthusiastic you have been, and I really look forward to working with you!
- Katherine, Madison bride (summer 2013)
Quartessence did a beautiful job at both our children's weddings . . . absolutely loved them!
- Debbie mother of the bride (2012) and mother of the groom (2009)
For the wedding ceremony, our all-inclusive fee includes a personal consultation to plan the music, 20-30 minutes of prelude as guests are assembling, music during the ceremony if desired, and postlude music until guests disperse. Be sure to visit our website: