Mt. Washington

Mt. Washington

Who we are and what we play

We are a string ensemble located in the Mount Washington Valley, in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. We have been playing together since 2006 for weddings (prelude and ceremony only) special ceremonies, memorial services, private parties, corporate functions, grand openings, community events, and fundraisers. Our music of light classics, and old favorites promises to please and add a touch of class to your special event.
We can offer you a violin duet, or a soloist (violin or voice).


Testimonials

"You ladies were so wonderful! The music was
beautiful. Mary's solo was breathtaking. It was truly a pleasure to work with you." -
Megan -Church of the Transfiguration, Bretton Woods

"Thank you! We feel full from the day; your music, our beautiful friends & family, the setting and the FOOD. What you played matched the scene so beautifully and the connections that were reflected in your music with us and others at the ceremony is meaningful. So glad that you could all be a part of it". - Suzanne B. White Gates Farm, Tamworth

"You did a lovely job- we were very pleased!" Kate & Michael - Conway Village Congregational Church

"Classical music has been a major influence in both families...your performance was exactly what they dreamed of." - Janet & David (Kate's parents)

"Mountain-Aire Strings were just awesome!! The music was just heavenly - you all played like angels!! Thanks so much for making our wedding so elegant and so meaningful!!"-Marie and Barney, Eagle Mountain House


Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What kinds of events do you play for?
A. We specialize in weddings, but also play for private parties, special fundraisers, and corporate functions.

Q. When you play for weddings, when do you play and for how long?
A. We play while guests arrive (prelude) approximately 20-30 minutes, followed by ceremony music which includes the processional music for the bridal party, bride, and recessional.

Q. Do you play outside?
A. Yes, outside weddings are our specialty. We are happy to play for any event out doors. We do request full shade and protection from precipitation to protect our instruments.
(Please note that due to cooler temperatures, outdoor weddings after Columbus Day Weekend are not desirable for our musicians or our instruments unless outdoor heaters are provided.)

Q. What about church weddings?
A. Yes, we play in churches or other indoor venues.

Q. Will I have a contact person?
A. Yes, one of the ensemble members will be continually in touch with you from the time you contact us until your special day and help you with music selections. You are free to call or e-mail us at any time.

Q. Do you need electricity?
A. No, we do not. Our only requirement is three straight
backed chairs (no arms), and protection from the sun and precipitation.

Q. How do you dress?
A. We dress in all black, or black and white.
Dress may vary for less formal events.

Q. Do you need to attend the wedding rehearsal?
A. It is really not necessary for us to attend the wedding rehearsal. We are very adept at timing the music to the right length. As long as we can meet with either the officiant or wedding planner just prior to the ceremony we will be all set.

Q. How far in advance should I call to book the quartet?
A. The sooner the better. We require a deposit to secure the date. The balance is due approximately 2 weeks prior to the event. Dates are reserved on a "first come, first served" basis.
(We will hold the date upon inquiry but can cannot guarantee the date until it is secured with a deposit.) However, don't hesitate to call on short notice. There have been times when we've been able to accommodate even very late bookings.

Q. How far will you travel?
A. Up to approximately 70 miles from North Conway. Willing to negotiate anything beyond 70 miles.

Venues

New Hampshire:
Attitash Grand Summit-Bartlett
Bear Mountain Lodge, Bethlehem, NH
Castle in the Clouds-Moultonborough
Christmas Farm Inn-Jackson
Church Landing, Meredith
Church of the Transfiguration, Bretton Woods
Conway Library
Conway Village Congregational Church
Darby Field Inn-Albany
Eagle Mountain House-Jackson
Jackson Community Church-Jackson
King Pine Summit-East Madison
Mountain View Grand Resort, Whitefield, NH
North Conway Library
Notchland Inn-Hart's Location
Omi Mt.Washington Resort-Bretton Woods
Our Lady of the Mountains-N.Conway
Purity Spring Resort-East Madison
Salyards-Conway
Shaker Village-Canterbury
Snowvillage Inn, Snowville, NH
St. Andrews in the Valley, Episcopal Church, Tamworth
Stonehurst Manor-N.Conway
The 1785 Inn, N. Conway
The Little White Church, Eaton
The Red Jacket Mountain View Inn-N.Conway
The Rocks in Bethlehem-Bethlehem
The Wentworth Inn-Jackson
Thorn Hill Lodge - Jackson
Tin Mountain-Albany
White Mountain Hotel-N.Conway
White Gates Farm, Tamworth, NH
Whitney's Inn-Jackson
Windy Hill Farm-Jackson
Private Homes

Maine:
Hardy Farm, Fryeburg
Stone Mountain Arts Center-Brownfield


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