Club Violin answers your most frequently asked questions:
1. Are there any travel fees?
Club Violin Hampton Roads provides service to the seven cities of Hampton Roads and
northeastern North Carolina with no additional travel fees.
2. Are you amplified for outdoor/beach weddings?
Yes, we use battery powered amps for outdoor weddings and events so we can play anywhere.
3. Do you come to the rehearsal?
No. Music selection, timing, cues, logistics and related details are discussed at the music
consultation meeting with Nancy Monaghan months before the wedding ceremony.
4. Do I need to provide anything for the musicians?
Yes, 1 straight back armless chair per musician.
5. What about inclement weather?
Wedding ceremonies that are planned outdoors must sometimes be moved to a safer, more
climate controlled environment. By contracting with Club Violin musicians, you are agreeing
to provide an alternate location if inclement weather should occur. We certainly want to play
your music selections, but musicians cannot perform in cold temperatures, high winds or rain.
6. Can you request special music?
We accommodate special music requests that are made 3 months in advance of the wedding
date. The fee depends on the arrangement and style of the music, ensemble chosen and
amount of rehearsal time required to perform the piece at a professional level.
7. Do you accompany vocalists?
Yes. We have accompanied many vocalists with great success. However, this is considered a
special music request and the above terms apply. To ensure a successful performance, we
require a rehearsal with the vocalist prior to the wedding ceremony with an additional fee of
$25 per hired musician for that rehearsal.
8. What is the booking process?
Inquire about the date and availability of musicians. Secure the date by signing the contract
and paying the $200 deposit, which goes towards your total fee. The balance is due two
weeks prior to the ceremony. Checks made payable to Hampton Roads Wedding Music.
9. My ceremony is only 20 minutes long. How does this relate to your fee?
Most ceremonies are 20 minutes long, however we arrive one hour prior to the start of the
ceremony to set up, coordinate the processional cues and play prelude music for your guests
with trained, seasoned musicians. Prior to the day of your wedding, many hours are spent in
correspondence, music consultation and planning. Our fee covers the time spent with you,
from the day you book with us until you walk down the aisle united in marriage.
10. How do I choose the music?
First, use our website. There are music samples recorded by the musicians of Club Violin and
a whole page dedicated to music selection. Second, set up a music consultation meeting,
which is included in your service when you hire Club Violin. We take time to meet with you
and discuss all the musical options you have. We make the process of choosing music easy and
fun. The end result is a very memorable walk down the aisle to the sound of beautiful music
performed by professional musicians.