Weddings & Parties

Weddings & Parties

Anthology Strings offers exclusive specialized wedding music programs.  Our goal is to make your special event, wedding, gala or private party simply magical. Our vast library of classical and contemporary string music allows us to accommodate any musical request. In fact, we often find ourselves rocking out to the Beatles!  

We understand the complexity and stress involved in event planning and have planned weddings and large-scale parties ourselves. We pride ourselves on our professional and personalized service. From the initial in-person meetings to the final note of our performance, we work closely with each client to create a personalized 'music program' to set the perfect tone for your event. Our ensemble has the flexibility to be as small as a soloist to as large as a quartet so we can fit any sized budget.Our goal is to make the music decision making process an easy and stress free experience.

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I can't say enough wonderful things about Anthology Strings. Antonia was amazing from our first meeting and was committed to helping us have exactly the music and mood what we wanted. On the wedding day, the music we chose sounded perfect! I was thrilled. I've had a number of guests comment on how much they loved the music and how it added something unique and beautiful to the wedding. We were deciding between Anthology and another group and we absolutely made the right choice both in terms of professionalism and talent. I'm so grateful we chose Anthology Strings because they made our day that much more special and memorable.

Courtney- Married 10/3/2011


The arrangements for the ceremony and all the music you played while the guests were arriving was the best ever. I can not thank you enough fo making this day so special for Courtney and Josh. I will recommend you to everyone.

Thanks again, Susan,Courtney's Mother

Jennifer Fields - Married 10/2/2010

The Anthology Strings group played our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour and they were everything that you would hope for from a professional group of musicians. They were on time, appropriately dressed, polite and played beautifully.  Antonia was extremely helpful with our music selection and she was a pleasure to talk to during the planning. We knew we wanted classical music for our ceremony but were notwell-versed in exactly which pieces we would want played. Antonia took the research stress away. When we told her we were clueless, she offered us a short list of pieces to choose from that she felt would go with our wishes. Having more modern music during the cocktail hour was a fun way to have a continuous flow of music while gearing up for the reception. The whole process was easy and stress-free. They were great and we highly recommend them.

Steve and Beth, Married June 2010.

It was a real pleasure working with Anthology Strings.  From our first meeting, I felt extremely confident that I was in excellent hands.  You completely understood my needs for the day and it was refreshing to have someone listen to my vision vs. so many other vendors who just explainedhow"things are normally done"!  I was especially impressed with the flexibility and willingness to learn specific pieces that truly personalized our ceremony.

Thank you again for making the event so wonderful...we have such great memories of that night and Anthology Strings definitely helped make it perfect!

Alissa & Mark, Married October 2009

Thank you … the day turned out to be just perfect and music was wonderful. It was a bit of a whirlwind for me! I remember that the ceremony was beautiful and brought tears to my own eyes. And I remember thinking that the Anthology Strings played beautifully – just the right sound and timing – and of course, I loved the pieces played!  I wish you the best of luck … and I will certainly recommend you to anyone that needs some beautiful music

Warmest regards,


It was wonderful to have you play at our wedding!  The music was such an integral part of our very simple ceremony, and you ladies really delivered!  So many of our guests have told us how much they enjoyed the music.  I was really impressed with your professionalism as well -- very responsive and accommodating, and flexible enough to include a song that wasn't in your already extensive repertoire.  Thank you for making our day even more special!!

Thanks and regards, 

Marjorie and Eric, Married September 2009

Anthology Strings did a fantastic job!  We received many compliments from our guests who truly enjoyed listening to your music during our wedding ceremony.  Antonia, you were very professional from the first time we met through to the wedding, and we had every confidence that you would add something special to our ceremony, which you did indeed.  I don't think I'd change a thing - it was wonderful.  I hope that you have a long career playing weddings because you're very good at it. Many many thanks again!

Lindsey & Scott, Married September 2009


I honestly only have positive things to say!  I felt you were very professional as a musician and businesswoman.  As a musician I felt you and your cellist did a beautiful job on the wedding day (even though it's all a blur!!!! and as a businesswoman I felt you had the perfect mixture of professionalism and caring, especially given that you're playing for such an emotional day.  You really listened to what we had to say.  Throughout the planning process it was important for me to hire people who I actually LIKED and who I had complete and total confidence in after the first meeting.  I enjoyed meeting with you and all of our conversations.  We both felt you (and your musicians) were responsive professional, ethical and talented I wish you the best as you grow your business and wouldn't hesitate to bereference if you ever needed one.

Lauren & Brian, Married August 2009

Thank you so much for playing at our ceremony and cocktail hour- manyof our guests commented on how wonderfully  your group played. Also, thank you for your flexibility and arranging the song "How Beautiful" at our request. Tommy and I were impressed by your group's professionalism and of course by your beautiful music. If we could do the day all over again we'd definitely call on Anthology Strings to be our quartet.


Gina & Tommy Lee, Married May 2009


To say that dealing with Antonia and Anthology Strings was the  easiest part of the wedding planning is a true understatement.   Their professionalism in both the preparation for the performance  and the actual performance itself was amazing to me.  I was in  constant contact with Antonia during the entire process and she was 


always so quick with her responses.  Also, I as the groom had  composed two pieces to be played during the ceremony and the trio  played them beautifully.  They were so prepared and willing to tailor their performance to the feel of our service.  This made the  day about as special as it could have been for us.  They can EASILY  charge a lot more than they do for their great services but don'ttell Antonia that!

Stefan and Samantha Swanson

I can't tell you how nice it was to have you & anthology strings play at our wedding. Besides the fact that you guys were awesome! Hiring people in New York is always a bit tricky so it was just so great to have you & your group there.

Natalie and Armand


Thank you for being a part of our wedding. You helped to make the day very special for us. The music was beautiful. Our guests enjoyed it immensely and commented on how much it added to our ceremony. We appreciate how professional you were and all of your input on the music choices we ended up with. Thanks again for everything!

leeorah and chace


We hired The Anthology Strings group to play our wedding ceremony. They did a fabulous job! Antonia was very helpful during the planning process and very easy to work with. I highly recommend them. Thank you so much for making our day so beautiful



From our first meeting with you over coffee, both my wife (!!) and I felt very confident about your professionalism.  When planning a wedding, many little details and lists are in one's head, and we were both very comforted by the guidance you gave in outlining musical options for various parts of the ceremony.  It also helped a lot providing samples of various selections, including some we weren't familiar with.  All that led to an expectation that the Anthology Strings would perform beautifully on the day of, and we were not disappointed.  Your performance added elegance to the Jefferson Market Garden, even smoothing over the occasional traffic noises around us.  My sister still comments on how much she loved your playing.  In sum, you helped to make our wedding ceremony more beautiful.  We thank you for that, and I would be happy to serve as a reference for you.I wish you continued success in your art!


Christopher and Lindsey Fruendt


Hi Antonia,

Thank you for being part of our wedding, you helped in making it the happiest day of our lives. The music was perfect. Many of the guests commented on how your music set the tone for a beautiful day.

Thank you,

Melissa & Steven Duck