Testimonials

What some of our previous clients have said:

“Hi Martin, I’m only getting back down to Earth after the wedding and honeymoon so apologies for the delay in emailing my thanks.I just wanted to say a huge thank you from Dominic and myself for performing at our wedding. You were amazing and all the guests commented on the wonderful music.We wish you and the Ionian String Quartet a very happy new year and best wishes for 2019. Thanks”
Pauline & Dominc, Married 30th December 2018, Titanic Hotel”

 

“Hi Martin, just wanted to say a big thank you to yourself and the other members of the quartet for the great music at Lorna and my wedding in Castlerock on the 27th October.Sorry it’s taken a while, we’ve had a packed few weeks since and just getting to sending out thanks to people now.Everyone really appreciated and enjoyed your music on the day, especially Lorna and I and it all went just about all fitted in as we hoped.Many thanks again and best regards”
Gareth & Lorna, Married 27th October 2018, Castlerock

 

“Dear Martin & all of Ionian string quartet, Just wanted to say a huge thanks to you and the other guys for your performance on the 26th October at Old Court. I never got to officially meet you all but the music was spectacular on the day. Everything I imagined and we couldn’t be happier with how it all went.Thank you all so much”
Helen & Jamie, Married 27th October 2018, Old Court Chapel

 

“Dear Martin, A massive thank you for the gorgeous ceremony and reception music. I thoroughly enjoyed it and all the feedback from our guests was very positive and how much they enjoyed the ceremony music. I really couldn’t have asked for more……” </em
Lizzie & Pat Married 13th October 2018, Newry/Carlingford

 

“Hi Martin, I just wanted to say thank you to the quartet for the amazing music at our wedding. You are so professional and talented and it just made the ceremony so special. Everyone commented on the quartet and I wouldn’t be surprised if you get some more Fermanagh bookings. Thank you again”
Elaine and Richard, Married 17th August 2018, Aghavea

 

“Hi Martin, So sorry I’m only getting round to emailing you now it’s been hectic with honeymoon etc. but I want to say the biggest thank you for playing at our wedding, it was absolutely amazing and how very talented you all are. Honestly it soooo beautiful and what a fantastic addition to our drinks reception, topped it off perfectly and everyone thoroughly enjoyed it. I’ve even had people asking for your details for friends weddings.Biggest thanks again”
Megan and Ben, Married 10th March 2018, Larchfield Estate

 

“Hi Martin, this message comes a bit delayed but I just would like to say many thanks for everything. You and your team were absolutely fabulous and I have received many compliments about your music at the service. Thank you so much for being a part of our big day and making it wonderful, best wishes”
Katherine & Mark, Married 9th December 2017, Gilford

 

“Hi Martin, I just wanted to drop you an email to thank you most sincerely for the music on our wedding day. It was fantastic and really made the occasion for us.  We received so many compliments! I’m sorry I didn’t get to chat longer and enjoy more of the music at Castle Leslie. Many thanks”
Gemma & Steffan, Married 3rd November 2017, Armagh Cathedral/Castle Leslie

 

“Martin, just a wee email to thank you so much for playing at our wedding! I am so glad we had a videographer so we can hear more of you playing. We have had such lovely reports from so many of our guests. You created such a lovely atmosphere in the church and the venue itself.  I hope we have another event in the future and are able to hear you all again!”
Holly and Andrew, Married 14th October 2017, Hillsborough/Montalto Estate

 

“Hi Martin, Just a wee note to say a massive thank you for the wonderful music at our wedding. It was magical. We were a little late getting there as you saw, so it was terrific to know our family were being well entertained. It really set the perfect atmosphere and I won’t ever forget hearing my entrance song as I was standing with my dad at the back. Just gorgeous. With the weather, we Please pass on my gratitude to the others. Many thanks”
Jenny & Colin, Married 9th September 2017, Hilden Brewery

 

“Hi Martin, I just want to thank you and the rest of the Ionian String Quartet for such a beautiful performance at both our wedding ceremony in St Patrick’s, Corracrin and at our drinks reception in Castle Leslie on 3rd June 2017. A huge number of our guests commented on how much they enjoyed the music at both venues – so thank you so much. I hugely appreciated how punctual, well-presented and professional Ionian was on the day – from how to offered to play in the Church before the ceremony as our guests arrived (I can only imagine how nice that must have been for our guests and it really set such a lovely tone for the rest of the day) to how kind you were to specifically learn Raglan Road for the wedding ceremony. Your rendition was so incredibly beautiful and one of my most vivid memories of the day.Best wishes in the future & thanks again”
Jessica & Chris, Married 3rd June 2017, Corracrin/Castle Leslie

 

“Hi Martin & the rest of the Quartet, sorry Sarah & I didn’t really get to speak with you on Friday – everything was just go go go and the next minute we missed you leaving, everyone had nothing but excellent reviews from start to finish and the time we did get to hear your wonderful music was amazing. Thank you for all your help leading up to the wedding and for keeping in touch throughout the lead up – it helped keep my stress down and the day turned out amazing.We really do hope to see you again and you take care”
Eraj & Sarah, Married 6th January 2017, Merchant Hotel

 

“Hi Martin, Just a quick email to thank you all for the beautiful music you performed at our wedding. You exceeded our expectations and brought an elegant class to our day. Every guest commented on how amazing you all were and that it added a special touch to our day. Thank you again”
Laura & Jonny, Married 20th October 2016, Ballintoy/Bushmills

 

“Martin , I cannot overestimate how delighted we were with The Ionian String Quartet’s contribution was to Emma and James’ wedding last Saturday both at the church and during the reception. Your playing was simply superb and everyone I have spoken to since was glowing in their appreciation of your part of the day’s proceeding . Please accept my sincere thanks for everything you did to make my daughter’s “Big Day” such an unqualified success.”
Barry Crawford, father of the Bride, 3rd September 2016, Limavady

“Hi Martin, we just want to say thank you for the beautiful music you played at our wedding in Lusty Beg on Wednesday.The music was just gorgeous and it created the perfect atmosphere for the day….
We will most definitely recommend you to friends and family. Thank you!”
Karen and Laszlo Blasko, Married 15th April 2015, Lusty Beg Island

 

“Craig and I would like to thank you for a brilliant job at our wedding in the Culloden on the 9th January 2015.  You were so helpful with the planning of the music and especially with playing our recessional music – the imperial march from Star Wars!! Thank you for a very professional job and all our guests commented on how lovely the music was during the drinks reception.”
Laura & Craig Ferguson, Married 9th January 2015, Culloden Estate & Spa

 

“Hi Martin..I just wanted to personally thank you all for being part of our Wedding Day. Everyone has remarked since how beautifully you played and that the choices of song were great.  My now hubbie stated that when you started playing ‘Make you feel my love’ by Adele while he was waiting on me, he could feel himself going, so it must have been good!! My wedding wouldn’t have been right without ‘Moon River’ and it sounded amazing when I was coming up the aisle.  I couldn’t have picked a better quartet to play it! All our love, Lisa & Stephen”
Lisa & Stephen Kelly, Married 28th June 2014, Jennymount Methodist

 

“We just wanted to say a huge thank you to your quartet for your great performance on our wedding day…..what I did hear it was fab and all the guests commented on how good you were!”
Sarah & Andy Foster, Married 22nd June 2014, Galgorm Resort & Spa

 

“Thank you for all the music yesterday. It was just fab!! All the guests commented on how they enjoyed the music”
Stephanie & Phil McIlvenna, Married 10th July 2014, Lissanoure Castle

 

“I just wanted to say thank you for such a wonderful performance. Our guests loved the music and made lovely comments about your beautiful music afterwards.
I personally just loved the music and really enjoyed listening to it as did my daughter and her husband. We all loved it and I just wanted to thank you for making our daughters wedding so special”
Bridie Wylie, Mother of the Bride. Jessica and Adam Waterworth, Married 8th July 2014, Larchfield Estate

 

“I just wanted to send you a wee note to thank you guys on behalf of Sharon and myself for playing on our wedding day. Everyone really enjoyed your set and we really appreciate all of your help”

Stephen and Sharon Hanna, Married 26th June 2014, Clandeboye Lodge Hotel

 

“The music was fabulous and I’m just sorry I missed the music before my arrival!! The registrar said you brought a tear to her eye with the Love Actually theme!!”
Joanne & Michael Chambers, Married 2nd May 2014, The Merchant Hotel, Belfast

 

“Hi Martin, we didn’t get a chance to talk to you on Friday but we wanted you to know we thought your performance was fantastic! It really went down well with ourselves and the guests. Please pass on our thanks to the ladies of the group also and we would happily recommend you to other couples for wedding ceremonies.”
Victoria & Liam Quinn, Married 6th December 2013

 

“We just wanted to drop you a quick note to say thank you for all your help with our wedding in July. The music during the wedding ceremony and then afterwards at the Cultra Manor was really beautiful. You made the whole organization and booking process so easy. We had an amazing wedding day and couldn’t have asked for more. Thank you again for everything.”
Katherine and Kevin Davidson, Married 27th July 2013

 

“Matthew and I would like to say a massive thanks to you and the rest of  the quartet in helping make our day perfect. The music was utterly fantastic and I could not have wished for anything better. Our guests were so complimentary about you and I will recommend Ionian to anyone looking for music for an event.”
Clare & Matthew Jess, Married 14th September 2013

 

“Hi Martin, I just wanted to get in touch to say thank-you for all your hard work on Thursday. All of our guests were telling us how brilliant you were and how much they enjoyed your music. Thanks so much”
Louise & John Annesley, Married 5th September 2013

 

“Hayley and myself just wanted to thank you and the other members of the quartet for playing at our wedding!…  So many guests commented on how excellent the music was and how you really set a tone for the day.  We really can’t thank you enough.”
Hayley & Andrew Purse, Married 18th July 2013

 

“Martin, what beautiful music on Friday! Everyone is commenting on how amazing you four were. Hearing Pachelbel’s Canon before I walked in was the most beautiful sound I have ever heard”
Rachel & Jarlaith McArdle, Married 19th July 2013

 

“Hi Martin, Just wanted to thank you for your superb performance on Saturday ….  The music was great and our day was perfect from start to finish.”
Julia & Colin Duffin, Married 22nd June 2013 (Crom Castle)

 

“James and I just want to let you know that you are a talented bunch and everyone thoroughly enjoyed your music.  It was classy, elegant and amazing.  It added the perfect ambience to our day and a couple of our guests said they would hire you for their weddings!”
Jill & James Dineley, Married 28th May 2013

 

“Hi Martin, I just wanted to let you know how happy we were with the music on Tuesday at the Old Inn, Crawfordsburn.  The string quartet certainly enhanced what was a brilliant day, and many of our guests commented on how much they enjoyed the music. Many thanks.”
Patricia Thompson (Mother of the Bride) Wedding 18th December 2012
“Thank you so much for playing at our wedding. Your music was absolutely perfect for the venue and really made the difference to the ceremony. The guests also really enoyed the music during the drinks reception…. your beautiful music was much appreciated”
Rachael and Nick McGruer, Married 8th December 2012

 

“To Martin and Co, thank-you all for helping make our wedding at Tullyveery House so special. Your beautiful playing really helped to create a wonderful atmosphere. Wishing you all the best for the future.
Sarah and Andy Walker , Married 23rd June 2012

 

“Just an email to say a huge ‘Thank You’.You guys were more than what I had dreamed of for my big day.
It was just perfect. Everything was just perfect. My guests and my priest had never heard a quartet at a wedding before and were completely blown away. They said it was the most magical feeling. You were as professional as ever. I cannot Thank You all enough.”

Nicola and Michael McSherry, Married 2nd Sept 2011

 

“Superb! We can’t recommend the Ionian String Quartet highly enough. We very much appreciated Martin’s guidance in selecting the music for our wedding ceremony. During the reception the Quartet played a wide range of music, proving popular with all our guests. Their professionalism and performance made our wedding day all the more special and memorable. Many thanks again.”
David and Anne McCaughey, Married 21st April 2011

 

“The Ionian String Quartet played at our wedding in August 2010 and I cannot give them enough praise. Martin was so helpful from the moment we first contacted him, giving us helpful suggestions that made our special day perfect. Their music made for a wonderful relaxed atmosphere in the church from beginning to end and we received many complimentary comments on the day. I would highly recommend the Ionian String Quartet to anyone not only for their musical ability but for their presentation and professionalism to add to any special occasion”
Kelly and Colin Wilson, Married August 2010

 

“Your quiet professionalism was much appreciated during the lead-up to our wedding. Your suggestions for music as we signed the register were superb and the string quartet added to the magic and romance of our wedding in our 15th century church. When I listen back to you all playing ‘A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square’ it still brings a tear to my eye”
Janine Hunter, married in January 2008

 

Absolutely fantastic! The Ionian String Quartet performed beautifully at our wedding and added that something special to our wedding day. I would strongly recommend The Ionian String Quartet to any bride and groom to be.”
Nigel and Roisin Dougherty, married October 2009