testimonials

Scott and I wanted to again extend our gratitude to you and your ensemble for making our wedding reception so special and memorable. Music speaks where words cannot and we will forever treasure all of the moments which you helped create for us and our guests so perfectly. We would also like to thank you for your professional guidance both in planning for and in choosing music that best reflected us; the rock portion of our cocktail hour was beyond cool…you might just have started a following! It really was a pleasure working with you and we hope that we have some excuse someday in our future to hear you play again – thanks for sharing your gift with the rest of us.

-Danielle Salerno

After 250 weddings you begin to lower your expectations toward ‘professional’ musicians. Sadly there is a good deal of simply going through the motions out there. Then along comes Jessica and her extraordinarily talented cadre of young artists. ‘Ode to Joy’ is rendered joyfully. ‘Pachelbel’s Canon in D Major’ is magnificently reverential. Even when they are applying themselves mightily to be heard, un-miked, above the din of a two hundred person cocktail reception, their music is both ethereal and polished. This isn’t your average string quartet.

-Duncan Burns, General Manager of The Union League Club, New York City

I cannot thank you enough for your integral help in making our wedding a very special event for both of us and our guests. All of the musicians were excellent, and your recommendations and choice of music was perfect. We got a LOT of comments about Venus Ensembles from our guests! Plus, you have been so easy to work with through the whole process, start to finish – it is great to always hear a cheery voice on the other end of the phone during what is always a hectic day when planning a wedding. Thanks again and can’t wait to have a reason to use you again!

-David Wargo

I just wanted you to know that your jazz group was fantastic!  EVERYONE had such a great time at the cocktail hour and everyone commented on how great the music was.  The songs were wonderful, the musicians entertaining – all went so well.  I cannot thank you enough for all the time you put into helping me. the musicans were prompt and accommodating (it did start to rain AFTER the ceremony so they had to “quickly” move into the bar/cocktail room from the terrace).  All went so smoothly.  Oh, and the Ave Maria, Wedding March, etc -really, really were great choices for the ceremony.  I had my doubts about the classical vs the jazz….but, the “jazz” (which as you know my son wanted) really gave the ceremony an extra “bounce”.  It was amazing!   A million thank yous!!!!!!

-Alice Dunn, happy mother of the groom
Dear Jessica, We wanted to send a huge (albeit belated — our honeymoon lasted a month-and-a-half!) thank you, to you and Venus Ensembles for your fantastic performance at our wedding this August at Oheka Castle.  Our guests –many of whom have substantial music backgrounds — were positively blown away by the quality, breathtaking sound, and appearance of your group.  We’ve now been asked numerous times where we found you!  Indeed, one guest (a Yale violinist) told us that she did not even notice that the ceremony started 10 minutes late, as she was just enjoying listening to the “flawless, gorgeous” classical music.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!  We could not have asked for more! Bravi!!!!! Best wishes always…
-Justina & Thomas Jacob

 
 
*** To hear from our most recent clients, please see our reviews on  The Knot and Martha Stewart Weddings