Click anywhere on the Five Star Awards Badge below to see all of our reviews that were posted directly on the Guides for Brides website.
Below are extracts from some of the comments we have received directly from clients.
"The trio played for the private view and opening of Sculpture in the Vineyard. They are incredibly professional and all the arrangements were made well in advance with a wide selection of music to choose from. The music was perfect, an elegant background to the formal opening and conversations between groups. We would thoroughly recommend them to anyone who wants to add a touch of serenity to an occasion." Sculpture in the Vineyard
"Huge thanks for your string trio-ing last night, it was lovely to see you again and hear you play. We have had some lovely comments back from the guests on the evening and what a lovely atmosphere there was, which you helped to create. I know I had goosebumps when you launched into the Jurassic park theme under the T-Rex! " Oxford University Museum of Natural History Reopening.
"We really couldn't have asked for anything more from Marilla. Friendly and professional, they provided a wonderful backdrop to our wedding breakfast without being in any way obtrusive, and we had many comments about how great they were from guests, and also from members of staff at our venue! We were able to make requests in advance, and all were played brilliantly. No fuss, no trouble, just great music and friendly faces. Thank you!" Wedding - Randolph Hotel
"When we first approached the group, Chris was really helpful and professional in choosing our music for the ceremony and the drinks reception afterwards. We asked the group to compose a song that was not on their playlist and they did so brilliantly. Keeping in touch over email was easy and Chris responded quickly to any queries or changes we wanted to make. I would highly recommend Marilla String Quartet for your wedding!" Wedding - Cripps Stone Barn
"I wanted to say a big thank you. The trio played beautifully and we got rave reviews from our delegates. It was the perfect addition to our evening activities. We would certainly hire Marilla Strings for future Oxford events." World Literacy Summit - Bodleian Library
"The whole process from booking to music selection to the playing on the day was fantastic. Jacqui really helped us to plan our ceremony pieces perfectly. Our guests thought the strings were a lovely touch to the day and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend them for a wedding or special occasion. Thanks again." Wedding - Caswell House
"Thank you so much for making our reception so special. You were fabulous and added such a splendid touch to the whole event." Engagement party - Highclere Castle
"Many thanks to Marilla String Trio for making our big day perfect. All went smoothly. The music was just gorgeous, with special thanks to the playing of traditional Chinese music." Wedding - Bodleian Library
"We were overjoyed to have Chris, Marisa and Jacqui play at our wedding. They were extremely professional, ever friendly and of course musical to the highest standard, especially playing A Thousand Years as the processional and Nkosi sikelel’ iafrika - arranged by them - while we signed the register. Thank you Marilla!" Wedding - St Martin's Church, Bladon & The Manor at Weston
"We thought they would be great and add an extra special touch, but Marisa, Diane, Jacqui and Chris were even better than we imagined, absolutely magical! Thank you Marilla!" Wedding - Oxford Town Hall
"Being the 'mother of the bride' and my daughter's designated 'wedding planner' I was charged with finding a string quartet which would make her dreams come true. The Marilla String Quartet did just that. They set the scene for what turned out to be the most wonderful wedding. All the guests commented on how beautifully they played. For my part, Marisa was the calmest and most professional person I came in contact with over the 18 months it took to organise the 'Big Day'. I would recommend them to everyone."Wedding - St Martin's Church, Bladon & Blenheim Palace
"What was most amazing was that the group practised two pieces of Chinese music as I requested and magically played the pieces, which are usually played with traditional Chinese musical instruments, with violin and cello! I was so happy and grateful to hear the Chinese pieces at my wedding. If you are looking for a music group to play beautiful and elegant music for your event, Marilla is THE best!" Wedding - Bodleian Library
"Thank you all so much for the beautiful music. It was such a wonderful moment standing outside the church and hearing you start Pachelbel’s Canon. My father and I just wanted to stand and listen but then we suddenly remembered that we had to walk in!" Wedding - St Mary's Church Long Wittenham
"Thank you all very much; everyone has been complimenting you all. You were a resounding hit with adults and children alike. The musical statues went down a storm." Ruby Wedding Anniversary party - Client's home
"As soon as I went to Marilla String Quartet’s website, I knew they were the one to go with. Picked up the phone and I was immediately put to ease - very professional, dependable and helpful; perfect customer service. When it came down to the wedding day, it was beyond special - the music they played was divine." Wedding - Bodleian Library
"Your programme at the Divinity School on Friday was utterly superb. The delegates found it all very moving and quite an emotional experience for many. It was your music that made it such a special evening. Thank you for preparing such an excellent programme and for playing it so beautifully." Eurolegal conference - Bodleian Library.
"Thank you so much for your most excellent performance. The music was absolutely perfect and added so much to the atmosphere on the night, which was a great success. What a special and magical evening it was." Dinner and Carols, Exeter College – OAC Actuaries and Consultants
"Just a few lines to express sincere thanks , on behalf of The College, for adding to a wonderful evening. The music was simply perfect and very well received by our retiring Founder Director and his wife and guests." The College of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Oxford
"WOW. I just had to write and thank you for playing so beautifully at our wedding. Walking down the aisle to you playing ‘Walk Away’ will stay in my heart forever. I want you all to know that a big part of the best day of our lives was down to you!!" Wedding - Weston Manor Hotel
"Thank you so much for the lovely music on Saturday. Your performance went down very well and was much appreciated." Graduation Ceremony Party - Oxford Brookes University
"I am so very grateful to you all for playing so beautifully at my birthday party. You set exactly the tone I wanted and played so many wonderful favourites. You entered wonderfully into the spirit of celebration." Private party - Kingston Bagpuize House
"I will never forget that moment I arrived to hear Canon in D – it will stay with me for the rest of my life. The music you played was truly wonderful." Wedding - St Michael's Church Abingdon