East Tennessee's String Specialists for Weddings and Events

  • About Us

    Encore Strings is a collaborative ensemble of experienced professional musicians in the Knoxville area, specializing in string music for weddings, private/public performances, anniversaries, parties, memorial services and receptions. Encore Strings has performed together for 10 years in East Tennessee and offers service in Knoxville, Chattanooga and Tri-Cities.


    The collective experience of the group's members include: studying music at the University of Tennessee, performing with the Knoxville and Oak Ridge Symphonies, conducting the Knoxville Symphony Youth Orchestra, school orchestra teaching, and maintaining private studios. Encore Strings upholds a high level of knowledge and experience, providing a vast repertoire and a distinguished elegance in their performance.


    Meet the Encore Strings musicians:

    Megan Tipton, Violin and Viola


    Megan Kehren

    Violin and Viola



    Erin Archer

    Violin and Viola


    Abbie Hoerner



    Katie Liaw


  • Packages

    Encore Strings is happy to offer three customizable packages catering to every couple's specific needs. We have provided a brief overview with each package, but please contact us for more detailed information. The listed prices are our base fee and are subject to travel fees.


    Silver Package

    This package is excellent for the couple who prefers simplicity and traditional music. We provide you with a select list of standard repertoire to choose from and we take it from there. We play thirty minutes of prelude music while guests are seated, all processionals and ceremony music, and recessionals for both you and your guests to exit.


    Prices begin at:

    Solo - $175

    Duet - $325

    Trio - $475

    Quartet - $625

    Gold Package

    This package caters to the couple who wants a combination of traditional and popular ceremony music. Included in this repertoire list are all songs in the silver package along with some of our most requested movie, pop, fiddle, and non-traditional favorites.



    Prices begin at:

    Solo - $200

    Duet - $375

    Trio - $550

    Quartet - $725

    Platinum Package

    Our premier package includes all ceremony music along with a cocktail hour of any string music of your choice. This package provides our entire repertoire list, along with a complimentary song arrangement of your choice.


    Prices begin at:

    Duet - $525

    Trio - $775

    Quartet - $1,025

    Special Requests

    Don't see a package that caters to your ceremony music wishes? Each package is customizable. Email us with your special request and we will do our best to accommodate you.

  • FAQ

    How can I reserve my wedding date?

    Reservations are made by contacting Encore Strings via email at encorestringsknox@gmail.com. A contract is emailed and ONLY upon receipt of a signed copy, has the date been booked.

    How should payment be made?

    Cash, check, or money order is accepted. Payment is due before the contracted event is rendered.

    When would a travel fee apply? How much?

    Encore Strings reserves the right to charge an additional fee

    for travel outside the Knoxville Metropolitan area. Please inquire. Prices are based on the address of the ceremony location.

    Can Encore Strings be available at my wedding rehearsal?

    Schedules permitting, Encore Strings can attempt to have a representative present for no more than one (1) hour at the request of the purchaser. Attendance at the dress rehearsal is $75 per hour. Transportation fees will be implemented for each trip outside the metropolitan area. If any additional time with representative is needed outside of the allotted one hour for the dress rehearsal, overtime charges ($30 per 15 minute increment) will be implemented.

    What setup does Encore Strings require?

    Armless chairs and adequate lighting must be provided at the performance location. Outdoor events require adequate shading from the sun and full protection from the rain.

    Can Encore Strings perform an outdoor event?

    Yes, Encore Strings has performed many outdoor events. The purchaser must provide adequate shading from the sun and rain. The group cannot perform in temperatures below 60 degrees and above 95 degrees, NO EXCEPTIONS. The group cannot perform in the rain. Any outdoor events are subject to the group’s discretion according to weather conditions. Best advice for an outdoor wedding: have a tent prepared for your musicians.

  • Testimonials

    We always strive for the best.

    "Do not even consider anyone else! These ladies are so incredibly talented and have played hundreds of weddings. Their experience is priceless when it comes to your big event! So often, the timing of the bridal party's entrance is not as rehearsed. Inexperienced musicians or those that do not play together on on a regular basis can not mask these unexpected occurrences. Encore Strings keeps everything flowing smoothly with their rich sounds making the timing for the entry of the Bride perfect!"

    "Encore Strings went above and beyond for my wedding, and the music was amazing - I got so many compliments on the ceremony music. They offered up suggestions for songs but also let me make final decisions on all of the music. We requested a variety of musical genres for our wedding, and they were able to do it all. What I really loved the most was that they were able to arrange a song that was played at my parents' wedding. You don't get attentiveness and dedication like that from just any trio. If you decide to go with Encore Strings, I think you will be very pleased."

    "If you want instrumental music during your ceremony or reception, this group is wonderful. They have an extensive repertoire and they are very professional. I appreciated the timely manner in which they responded to calls and emails, and doing business with them was a pleasant experience. They were a great addition to our ceremony and a lovely choice for our wedding."

    "Encore Strings was a wonderful choice for our wedding ceremony music! They have a huge repertoire of music from which to select, and they were so nice to deal with.....so professional and accommodating. They agreed to play an original piece written by the brother of the bride, and it sounded lovely! We had many positive compliments about this string trio, and we would definitely recommend them again!"

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  • Contact Us

    Please contact us if you have any questions. We would love to help make your special event one to remember!