Hever Castle Wedding – Beautiful Wedding String Music in Kent

Hever Castle Wedding – Beautiful Wedding String Music in Kent

If you’ve booked your Hever Castle Wedding, firstly, congratulations!! You have picked a truly stunning venue. The next steps are to think about which suppliers you might engage to make your day personal and special to you. Read on to see how we can make your Hever Castle Wedding sparkle with strings.

 If you’re thinking about a Hever Castle Wedding but you’re not quite ready to sign on the dotted line then you’re also in the right place! Have a read and a listen to our music examples here in this blog, look at our own photos of the venue and feel free to get in touch with any questions. 

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Hever Castle Wedding. Photo by Apple and Biscuit Recordings for Blue Topaz Strings.

Having the right live musicians can transform and elevate your wedding day. To set the scene perfectly so that everyone feels relaxed from the outset and to add vibe and sparkle to your celebration as the day progresses. 

Here at Blue Topaz Strings we are incredibly proud to be chosen by award winning Hever Castle Weddings for their recommended wedding supplier list and have subsequently performed for many happy couples at this beautiful venue. Have a read on to discover where, what and when we play.

Exclusive String Trio of 2 violins and double bass playing for a wedding ceremony at Hever Castle, The Loggia. The bride and groom are facing each other under a white net awning and the guests are standing.
Exclusive String Trio at a wedding at Hever Castle, The Loggia.

Where do we play at a Hever Castle Wedding?

The Loggia:

Are you having or considering a beautiful Italian Garden Hever Castle Wedding? We can play for your big day outside on the loggia. Here is a film we shot exactly here following a Hever Castle Wedding in September 2019:

The Tudor Suite:

If you are expecting between 25-60 guests we can also play in the Astor Wing in the Tudor Suite with its stunning oak panelling. The Tudor Suite also has a terrace where we have performed as the weather allows!

Pho shows double bass player standing in the Tudor Suite at Hever Castle
Hever Castle Wedding – our double bass player posing in the Tudor Suite

The Music Room:

The Music Room in the Astor Wing offers an inside space for reception drinks where we fit nicely in one corner.

The Castle:

Not to forget the Castle itself of course! Suitable for small wedding parties of 25-40 guests.

Photo shows three string players of Blue Topaz Music standing in the Music Room at Hever Castle
Hever Castle Wedding – Blue Topaz String Trio in the Music Room

What do we play?

Do you enjoy a mix of musical styles? Our best selling string groups are our String Trio and String Quintet of violins and double bass. These groups play a mix of classical, jazz and pop with an emphasis on the more modern and pop songs. The inclusion of the double bass brings a rich warm sound to the classical pieces and a great energy to the more upbeat songs. 

We also offer a traditional classical string quartet or even a full string orchestra!

When do we perform at your Hever Castle Wedding?

You can book us to perform at any point during your day but these are the 5 moments that work especially brilliantly with 1-3 being our most popular package. 

1. Pre Wedding Ceremony Welcome Music:

Such an important part of the day – the very start where brides and grooms to be may feel a little on edge and relatives may need to be put at their ease. Music here can make such a difference and add a lovely welcoming atmosphere enabling everyone to feel calm but excited about the day.

At Last – Etta James

2. The Ceremony itself:

A bride walks down the aisle towards the loggia at her Hever Castle Wedding accompanied by our string music
A bride walks down the aisle towards the loggia at her Hever Castle Wedding accompanied by our string music

Whether the red carpet is out and the walk is long over the lawns to the loggia or whether you have chosen a more intimate Tudor Suite ceremony, the walking down the aisle song is perhaps the most important and key point for many brides and grooms. Having a string version of your favourite song here can heighten the emotion and make this a moment that you will never ever forget. 

Canon in D is by far and away the most popular choice for the entrance piece. Here is our version:

Canon – Pachelbel
Blue Topaz String Trio pose in front of the stunning lake which is the view from the loggia at Hever Castle
Blue Topaz String Trio pose in front of the stunning lake which is the view from the loggia at Hever Castle

3. The Drinks Reception

Whether you are admiring the view of the lake whilst sipping champagne at the loggia or enjoying a long overdue catchup with friends and family whilst lounging in the Astor Wing, having a joyful musical accompaniment at just the right volume in the background can make the atmosphere fizz and sparkle! You can pick out your favourites from our list or just let us play ours – as you prefer! Live drinks reception music is a must! 

There are so many songs we love playing for the drinks. Here is our version of Moondance by Van Morrison!

Moondance – Van Morrison

4. The Wedding Breakfast:

If you don’t want us to leave we can reset and play during your meal. It can be nice to play some relaxing jazz, romantic classical or modern love songs here.

5. Post Dinner Entertainment:

This has become increasingly popular for Hever Castle weddings with around 40 guests or fewer. Couples are keen that their guests stick around and our music ensures that the vibe continues! We are permitted to play in the Astor Wing until late where louder bands are not, and the natural sound of our instruments is perfect to create the right atmosphere!

Sweet Child – Guns N’ Roses

So there you have it. Our music at your Hever Castle Wedding can elevate and transform your day. 

We hope you have enjoyed reading this blog and looking at our own photos and film from this venue. If you are reading this article before Friday 8th October 2021 we have a treat for you…!

We will be performing at Hever Castle this Sunday 10th October at the wedding showcase which will be taking place between midday and 4pm. Pre registration required by 5pm Friday 8th Oct. Email weddings@hevercastle.co.uk or visit their website.

We hope to see you there and please do come and say hello!

Special offer for our blog readers!

If you book your wedding music with us and quote HeverBlogOct21 at the point of enquiry we will be pleased to deduct £50 from the total price. Valid for bookings taking place Jan-May 2022 and 2023. Subject to availability.

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