Below are answers to some frequently asked questions about CBSQ. See our Planning and Ceremony FAQs for additional Q&A.

General FAQs

What instruments are in a string quartet?
In its traditional form, a string quartet is composed of 2 violins, viola, and cello.

How do the musicians dress?
The dress is formal unless otherwise specified: men in a black suit and women in black.

What do you require at the venue?
The quartet requires 4 upright, armless chairs and a space about 8 feet by 10 feet.

Will you play outdoors?
Yes. Our only concerns are the safety of the instruments and the ability to provide quality music. This means that we must be in full shade (especially in the summer), and there must be no precipitation.

Do you perform at receptions as well as wedding ceremonies?
Yes. We often play during cocktails, dinner, and if there is no dance band, the whole of the reception.

My wedding ceremony and reception are at two different locations. How do you charge for performing in two venues like that?
The quartet charges for the full length of the job, including the time to travel between venues if there are more than one.