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Ceremony Music in Portland, OR,
(503) 860-7688

About Us

Effesenden Music is a pop string quartet located in Portland, Oregon whose speciality is writing, arranging and performing your unique musical requests. With more than 500 custom arrangements in a wide-array of musical styles from hip hop to movie themes, classical to jazz, bluegrass to sacred, these musicians for a wedding tailor their musical playlists to your own personalized wedding style.

Services Offered
Effesenden Music offers couples a variety of entertainment services. Options include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Ceremony Music
  • Cocktail Hour Music
  • Dinner Music
  • Reception Music
  • Will Learn New Songs
  • String Quartet, String Trio
  • Irish and Acoustic Music
  • Sacred Music
  • Jazz Violin
  • Piano, Guitar, Bass and Drums
  • String Orchestras
  • Rock Violin inspired by Lindsey Stirling and the Piano Guys
  • Ensembles with Vocalists
  • Solo Violin
  • Destination Weddings

Areas Covered

Effesenden Music performs at Portland's hip hotels and historic churches. They also gladly travel to destination events in the Columbia Gorge, Hood River, Mt. Hood, Bend, the Oregon Coast and the beautiful Willamette Valley Wine country. This tenacious string quartet also regularly performs for weddings outside of Oregon including California’s Wine Country and destination weddings in Hawaii where violin adds just the right touch!


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  • Wendy and her team of musicians were the magic that made my wedding amazing. Wendy one one of two violins and one cellist who played during my outdoor ceremony-- hymns which created sacred space, and I walked to Pachelbel's Canon in D which made my mom cry. The trio were joined by a guitarist to play my reception. We had a complete mix of classic and modern tunes-- from Waylon Jennings to Elvis to Lil Nas -- which I asked them to spotify. It was awesome. At my special request, Wendy sang vocals on the tunes which had the most meaningful lyrics to me and my fiance. It was a magical day, and I got so many compliments on the music. Thank you to Wendy and the amazing musicians at Effesenden Music!

    Frequently Asked Questions about Ceremonymusic

    What is the price of your most popular wedding package?

    $ 1,500.00

    Which of the following are included in the price of your most popular wedding package?

    Ceremony Music, Cocktail Hour Music, Learn New Songs, Microphones, Reception Music, Sound/PA System

    What ceremony music arrangements can you provide?

    Instrumental - Solo, Instrumental - Duo, Instrumental - Trio, Orchestra, String - Trio, String - Quartet, String - Quintet, Soloist / Vocalist

    How many musicians are in your band(s)?

    1 - 3, 4 - 6, 7+

    What instruments does your group play?

    Cello, Drums, Flute, Guitar, Piano, Trumpet, Viola, Violin

    What services do you provide?

    Ceremony Music, Cocktail Hour Music, Learn New Songs, Liability Insurance, Microphones, Music During Breaks, Reception Music, Rehearsal Dinner Music, Sample Performances, Sound/PA System, Vocals

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