Our Venue Knowledge.
Let’s get straight to the point with venues. We have a vast knowledge of the venues in and around Melbourne because with more than 17 years experience providing live string music we have most certainly got around.
Every month I post a list of our booking locations on our FSSQ News & Updates. This is a nice way for friends, clients and visitors of FSSQ to see what we’re up to, and to know there’s practically no venue we haven’t played at before. That can be quite comforting for our clients.
Not only have we become familiar with the geography of various locations but we are also known to many of the staff we come across. This is a great advantage and works really well on the day.
Since we play at most venues again & again, we know where to set up, who to see, where the blind spots are etc. Take a wedding ceremony for example. If we can see proceedings we can time our music accordingly. To know when bridesmaids are entering. To know when the bride begins her processional. When we walk into a venue we already know what works because we’ve been there before. Makes sense!
Strengths & Weaknesses.
What we have learnt over the years in regard to venues is they all have their different strengths. Some have great staff who are switched on, in control, and know what’s going on. On the other hand, there have been times where we see staff, including wedding coordinators and venue management, running around like headless chooks all flustered and in a bother.
So it’s always beneficial for the venue staff to know there is a string quartet booked for the occasion. This way your venue should have chairs already set up in your preferred position, which in turn, means we won’t need to bother chasing down anyone for chairs. This is not an easy task, especially if staff are in the “headless chook’ phase. It should also be said that a bride or groom seeing staff out of control usually adds to the couple’s tension as well, which will detract from their own enjoyment of the day.
It’s always most helpful for venues and their staff to be familiar with suppliers such as ourselves, to have confidence in each other.
Best case; When we arrive at your venue we can locate our position, set up, liaise with your priest or celebrant, and get to work. How easy does that sound?