Wedding ceremonies and cocktail hours are our speciality.  We have years of experience with all types of services and settings, and have hundreds of satisfied past clients.  We offer advice, guidance and planning tools to help you design this aspect of your wedding so as to impart true elegance, romance and significance.  

Some common booking  scenarios:  

  • A one hour contract is usually perfect for most ceremonies. We book from about 15 to 30 minutes before the start of the ceremony to provide “prelude” music while your guests are assembling.  We are available for any and all music needed during your ceremony, and can provide postlude music if needed.
  • If you are planning a longer ceremony, like a Catholic Mass, you can take advantage of the ½ hour increment by booking 1 ½ hours.
  • The average ceremony and cocktail hour combination would involve 2 hours of booking time.
  • If you have a very short ceremony and want us for the cocktail hour, sometimes it works to book 1½ hours.
  • A cocktail hour, as the name implies,  is usually  a one hour booking. Often we also play dinner music or for entire receptions when the guest list is smaller and only light music is required.
  • We can augment our duo with other musicians. For example by adding bass and drums we can become a full jazz quartet; add a vocalist and we’ll become a band that can play and sing  pop and rock dance tunes. Pricing depends on instrumentation and booking time. 

Contact us for a price quote based on your requirements and location.

  • Alla Breve Guitar & Flute Duo
    Steven & Kristine Kirby

  • “We wanted to write to say thank you for the music you played at our wedding. It was absolutely gorgeous! … our guests absolutely raved about you. It was such an elegant touch to listen to you during the cocktail hour, and through dinner to have soft, beautiful music. You are truly talented musicians, as well as being courteous and polite professionals. It was a pleasure working with you. Please feel free to use us as a reference.” ~Sarah & Greg B.

  • Weddings, Wedding VenuesAlla Breve Guitar and Flute Duo, Best Wedding Ceremony Music in Boston - 2014 Couples' Choice Award Winner

    Weddings, Wedding VenuesAlla Breve Guitar and Flute Duo, Best Wedding Ceremony Music in Concord, Nashua, Manchester - 2013 Bride's Choice Award Winner