Booking Information

Wedding Music Agenda | Musician Attire | Booking Procedure

Booking Information

• Prices from $600 String Trio / $740 String Quartet (up to 60 minutes)
• $20 per musician per 15 minutes thereafter.
• $250 approx. if you wish to include a singer

• Amplification: Battery-powered PA system with instrument pickups & microphone input (Roland BA-330) subject to availability $80

• Civil wedding bookings are recommended  75 min booking
• Nuptial wedding bookings are recommended 90 min booking

• All Sydney Ensemble bookings require a $150-180 non-refundable deposit / Hunter Valley Strings booking require $120 deposit (included in above fees) by EFT to secure your booking.

• Bookings beyond Terrey Hills (north) / Castle Hill (north west) / Parramatta (west) / Cronulla (south) may incur additional fees for travel.

• Bookings in Newcastle / Hunter Valley wineries (most areas) are also available at the same rate. Broke & Wollombi will incur an additional charge.

Overtime rates

For weddings, all available musicians will remain until the recessional has been performed. If the recessional music has not been performed within the agreed booked time you will be charged the normal booking rate of $20 per remaining musician per 15 minute increment after the complimentary 5 minute grace period.

Booking Requirements

Please note the requirements for booking an ensemble:

  • Provide one armless chair per musician, adequate light, protection from sun, rain & wind.
  • Pay a deposit (part of the fee) by EFT and notify SE by email within 7 days after receiving your booking agreement to secure your booking

For more info please visit our FAQs page.

Please contact us for an exact quote or budget alternatives.

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Sydney Ensemble Musician String Trio / String Quartet Price list 2021:


Hours Trio Quartet
up to 60 min 600 740
1 hr 15 min 660 820
1 hr 30 min 720 900
1 hr 45 min 780 980
2 hr 840 1060
2 hr 15 min 900 1140
2 hr 30 min 960 1220
2 hr 45 min 1020 1300
3 hr 1080 1370
3 hr 15 min 1140 1460
3 hr 30 min 1200 1540
additional 15 min 60 80

To Make a booking

Please provide the following information:

•Date of booking:


•Phone number:

•Trio or quartet:

•Address & name of venue:

•Start time of event (musicians arrive 15 minutes prior to commencing booking):

•Start time of music (for weddings musicians commence 15 minutes before wedding starts):

•Length of booking:

•Name of person paying cash on day:


Please note the requirements for booking an ensemble:

•Provide one armless chair per musician, adequate light, protection from sun, rain & wind.

•Pay $150-180 deposit (part of the fee) by EFT after receiving your booking agreement which confirms your booking

Your booking agreement will be emailed to you. Once all details are agreed the deposit by EFT will be required to secure your booking.


Wedding Music Agenda (75 minute booking)

We arrive 30 minutes before the service to set up and discuss the queues for the music with the celebrant. 15 minutes before the wedding is due to begin, we will perform as your guests arrive and await your entrance. We then play at selected times throughout the service including the processional, signing of the register and recessional. There may also be other opportunities for us to play, depending on your type of service. After your ceremony we will continue to perform for the remaining booking time while you and your guests are having photographs taken, exchanging congratulations and departing for the wedding reception. During this time we can quickly relocate to another setting if required.

Example for a 2pm wedding (75 minute booking)

1.30pm: Arrive, setup, discuss cues with celebrant

1.45pm: begin playing for the arrival of guests

2pm: wedding begins - we perform the processional, signing of the register, and recessional

2.45pm: wedding concludes - we perform the recessional & continue playing as photos are being taken

3pm: booking finishes (your booking can be extended for entertainment of guests while you have photos taken)

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Musician Attire

We are always professionally and appropriately dressed for your event. Males normally wear all black, or a black suit with tie, and females all black. We are also flexible so that we can dress accordingly if you are having a themed colour or dress code.

Booking Procedure

Complete the online enquiry form here.

Please provide the following information when making contact:
• Your name/s, contact telephone numbers
• Date, time/s and venue locations & addresses
• Overtime playing – If your event unexpectedly runs overtime and would like us to continue playing, if musicians are available.

(for weddings, all available musicians will remain until the recessional has been performed. If the recessional music has not been performed within the booked time you will be charged an overtime rate. Charges are set out on the booking agreement and website.)
• Any special requirements (repertoire/music cues/dress code, etc.)
• If you would like musicians to bring their own chairs.

1. After we have received your booking details, we will prepare an Entertainment Services Agreement & Schedule with invoice and email it to you. The paying of the deposit binds the agreement (this is due within 7 days of receiving the invoice). The 2nd payment is for the remaining balance in cash due on the day of the event.
2. Payment options and bank details are on the invoice. Please notify us by email of any EFT payments.
3. After a deposit has been received a receipt will be emailed and your booking confirmed.
4. Any changes to the booking agreement must be received by us in writing at least 48 hours prior to the engagement, and will be at the discretion of Sydney Ensemble.
5. Repertoire and/or requests should be finalised 21 days prior to the event.

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Make an Enquiry
Call or email to ensure your date is available.