20 Best String Quartet & Classical Music Wedding Songs

Oftentimes, the wedding songs you choose will reflect your wedding theme or style. If you are wanting to coordinate a bit of traditional style into your big day, we have some great options for you!

These string quartet songs, consisting of first and second violins, viola and cello, can be fitting for any wedding and provide a classic and intimate touch to your big day!

Check out our ultimate list of the best string quartet wedding songs – and don’t forget to watch the videos of us playing each song as well.

Entrance Processional

1. Pachelbel – Canon in D

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Known as Pachelbel’s best known composition, Canon in D is the definition of classical wedding processional music. It is a simple repetition of the same notes, yet more dramatic with each verse making it the perfect go-to entrance processional song.

2. Arioso – Bach

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Arioso is a simple piece that sounds wonderful as an intimate violin and cello rendition, string trio or with the String Quartet playing all the parts. The simplicity is absolutely charming and you can’t go wrong with something sweet and to the point.

3. Ave Maria – Beyonce

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Originally a moving Catholic prayer, Ave Maria is a breathtaking song perfect for making your big entrance. The Beyonce version gives the song a modern and refreshing twist.

4. Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring – Bach

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This choir song of praise signifies joy and strength. While it is often played with different variations of string instruments, a cello and violin combination is our favourite.

5. You Are The Reason – Calum Scott

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“You Are The Reason” is a great choice to make the grand appearance that you always dreamed of!

6. Hallelujah – Leonard Cohen

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Leonard Cohen’s most recognisable hit, Hallelujah, is a stirring classic that never goes out of style for your wedding day.

7. Perfect – Ed Sheeran

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The lyrics of this song are so lovely. Can you just imagine the powerful melody carrying you down the aisle? The Red Soda Band String Quartet absolutely loves playing this wedding song.

8. Bridal Chorus (Wedding Entrance) – Wagner

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If you are on the search for a traditional entrance processional song, this is it! Commonly known as “Here Comes The Bride”, this piece will be recognised by wedding guests of all ages who are able to appreciate its beauty.

Register Singing

9. Air – Bach

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This instrumental composition is a classic written in the late 18th century. It makes for wonderful register singing because of its beautiful and reflective tone.

10. Photograph – Ed Sheeran

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A sweet, upbeat tune by a newer pop artist is a wonderful way to welcome guests to your big day. This song is one of our favorites!

11. Endless Love – Lionel Richie Diana Ross

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Love is in the air! This song by Lionel Richie adds a romantic element during this part of your ceremony.

12. Dreams – Fleetwood Mac

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This song is a great register singing choice for your guests to bond and hum along with before the ceremony. It depicts life’s journey and your new lives together. Incidentally it is also once of Fleetwood Mac’s most famous songs.

13. Amazing Grace – John Newton

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Amazing Grace is a beautiful arrangement and one of the most well-known hymns. You may catch your guests swaying and singing to this graceful timeless melody!

14. Shallow, A Star is Born – Lady Gaga & Bradley Coopern

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A fun, popular hit from a highly rated movie will catch your guests attention! You may even catch them singing the lyrics! An elegant spin on this song makes it a beautiful register singing beat.

Exit Recessional

15. Mendelssohn – Wedding March

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Want to stick with a traditional wedding song for your recessional exit? The Wedding March by Mendelssohn is a timeless classic!

16. Marry You – Bruno Mars

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A cheery melody is the perfect recessional song! Not only is it upbeat, but it will create an instant mood boost for your guests before the reception.

17. Don’t Stop Believin’ – Journey

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An upbeat 1980’s power ballad like this one will electrify the end of your wedding ceremony. While your bridal party exits the location, your loved ones will be ready to celebrate at the reception. This song was made popular for performances by String Quartets at weddings by the 1998 movie “The Wedding Singer”.

18. Dance Monkey – Tones & I

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The string quartet gives this song a sophisticated twist. While the violin does provide a bit of a classical feel, we love a good upbeat song for the exit recessional.

19. All You Need is Love – The Beatles

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This song exudes excitement and your guests will love it! After releasing, this song became the “Marseillaise”, the French national anthem in 1967.

20. Symphony – Clean Bandit ft Zara Larsson

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We are fans of this recessional tune. The light and feminine beat would fit just right in a formal setting.

Contact Red Soda Band For String Quartet Wedding Entertainment Today!

If you’re looking for a professional wedding band that clicks with your wedding style and takes it up a notch, Red Soda Band loves to help brides and grooms-to-be celebrate their union with a unique and memorable experience from the moment they book, right through to the last song of the night! Get a FREE quote online today!



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