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Ceremony Music and Bands in Lafayette,
(925) 284-9336

About Us

Pop, rock, contemporary, and classical strings and more for San Francisco, Wine Country, Silicon Valley, Carmel and beyond. - your personal music designer for glorious weddings.

Welcome to Golden Gate Music, home of the Golden Gate String Quartet, the premier rock and pop string quartet in Northern California, as well as other fine ensembles. With Golden Gate Music, you work directly with the owner from your first inquiry to the last note we play. I am not only a performer in the groups, but also a professional music arranger. Almost anything is possible, from Bach to Death Cab for Cutie, Broadway to Daft Punk, Game of Thrones to Legend of Zelda. Our songlists for each of the groups runs into the hundreds of exclusive arrangements, and I am writing new music arrangements all the time. Have you heard the Vitamin String Quartet? Our clients tell me that they’re nothing compared to the Golden Gate String Quartet! And with Golden Gate Music, you get experience. We have designed and performed music for well over 2,000 events, from intimate backyard weddings to elaborate productions nationwide for celebrities and major corporations for thousands of guests. Our bespoke wedding music is unsurpassed.

Our Yelp reviews show just how much we love our work!

The Golden Gate String Quartet is unique in many ways. One feature consistently surprises and delights our listeners. Imagine your reception guests able to choose from over 100 song titles, just by putting in their request, and hearing their favorite song played just for them.

For nearly a lifetime, I have had the pleasure of working with some of the most extraordinary Bay Area musicians. But it doesn’t stop there. Equally gratifying is getting to know and work with many hundreds of unique and interesting clients over the years. Each brings a vision and a personal sense of style that allows me to translate these qualities into the perfect music for their event.

Every reason to celebrate can be even more special with the right music. Live music can be remarkably affordable. There are no hidden costs with Golden Gate Music. Let your imagination run wild; then give Golden Gate Music a call or email for your free consultation – Su Buchignani, Owner, Golden Gate Music

"Some other string quartets basically said no or laughed at me when I asked. But Su took it in stride, did research into other string quartet versions of this song and came up with an outstanding rendition and for such a reasonable fee. And in my opinion better than all the other versions that I could find online and elsewhere."

Let’s plan some music together! Please call or write for your complimentary consultation with a wedding music specialist.



Tel. 925-284-9336

Email: [email protected]



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  • Su was great to work with. I had so much trouble with our church and the process was a headache. The church kept changing stuff and Su was professional and so helpful the whole time.

    Frequently Asked Questions about Ceremonymusic

    What is the starting price for wedding ceremony music?

    $ 300.00

    What is the price of your most popular wedding package?

    $ 1,240.00

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

    Ceremony Music, Cocktail Hour Music, Learn New Songs, Travel Expenses

    What ceremony music arrangements can you provide?

    Acapella, 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, Flute, Guitar, Organ, Piano, Trumpet, Viola, Violin

    What services do you provide?

    Ceremony Music, Cocktail Hour Music, Learn New Songs, Liability Insurance, Music During Breaks, Reception Music, Rehearsal Dinner Music, Vocals

    Frequently Asked Questions about Band

    Which of the following are included in the price?

    Ceremony Music, Learning New Songs, Reception Music, Travel Expenses

    Which of the following are included in the package?

    Ceremony Music, Learning New Songs, Reception Music, Travel Expenses

    Are you an agency or a band?


    How many musicians are in your band(s)?

    1 - 3, 4 - 6, 7+

    What genres of music does (do) your band(s) play?

    Acoustic, Classic Rock, Classical, Funk, Jazz, Latin, Motown, Oldies, Orchestra, Pop, R&B / Soul, Rock, Strings, Top 40

    What music services do you provide?

    Instrumentals, Ceremony Music, Cocktail Hour Music, Learning New Songs, Reception Music, Music During Breaks, Rehearsal Dinner Music, Liability Insurance, Willing to Travel

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