FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

 
What type of events do you perform for?

Everything from weddings to soirees, charity galas, wine tastings, proposals, corporate functions, bridal showers, birthdays, anniversaries, memorials, gallery openings and more!

 

What types of ensembles do you offer?

We offer a variety of string and custom ensembles. Please visit our Ensemble page for more information and sound clips.

 

What are your rates?

We offer packages starting from $250. Since our rates are based on location, time duration and ensemble preference, please contact us to receive your custom price quote.

 

What are your set-up requirements for performance?

We need one armless chair per musician placed in an area free from pedestrian traffic. We may also need a location with access to an electrical outlet, depending on which PA system we are using.

 

What time do you arrive before your scheduled performance?

We typically arrive 30-40 minutes before our start time for weddings, and 15-20 minutes for other events. This allows us time to set up, tune, warm up and review any last minute details with you, your event planner or officiant.

 

What is your attire?

We dress in formal black, unless other colors are requested.

 

Do you perform outdoors?

Yes, we love playing outdoors. We do, however, need temperatures of at least 65 degrees, shade from direct sunlight and protection from rain or mist as these conditions can damage our valuable instruments.

 

Do you perform with singers or other instrumentalists?

Yes, we often perform with guest musicians, and have a pianist available for accompanying. We can recommend specific musicians, perform with others you’ve booked or even perform with guests attending your event. We discuss the musical selection with all parties, then meet for a rehearsal prior to your event to ensure a polished performance.

 

Do you require breaks?

For wedding ceremonies, we do not require breaks. For bookings of 2 hours or more, we require one 10 minute break for every 50 minutes of playing. This ensures we perform our best and don’t sustain any playing injuries.

 

Will you help with the music selection?

With pleasure! We know the music selection process may seem daunting for some, but we will walk you through it, offering suggestions to help personalize your event. If you prefer, we can also select the music.

 

Do we need to meet in person?

An Elle Musique member is happy to meet with you, although music planning details are easily handled via email and phone.

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