Our Favorite Venues!
- A New Leaf
- Architectural Artifacts
- Armour House
- Blackstone Hotel
- Bridgeport Art Center
- Chicago History Museum
- Chicago Athletic Association
- City View Loft
- City Winery
- Danada House
- The Drake Hotel
- Fairmont Millenium Park
- Gallery 1028
- Galleria Marchetti
- Germania Place
- Greenhouse Loft
- Lacuna Artist Loft
- Loft on Lake
- Hotel Allegro
- Hotel Monaco
- Ignite Glass Studio
- Intercontinental Hotel
- Morton Arboretum
- Murphy Auditorium
- Museum of Contemporary Art
- Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
- Prairie Production
- Ravenswood Event Center
- Rockefeller Chapel
- Room 1520
- Salvage One
- Salvatore's Ristorante
- Shakespeare Garden
- Stratford On the Park
- Union League Club
- Willis Tower
- The Rookery
- The Wit Hotel
- Women's Athletic Club
- Wyndham Grand Riverfront
- Zed 451
- Zhou B Art Center
"Wonderful performance for our wedding ceremony! They were willing to coordinate with our pianist and cantor that we hired separately and worked smoothly and effectively. The song selections were played beautifully and our guests enjoyed the ambience. Would recommend to anyone looking for a beautiful addition to their wedding ceremony!" Jordan H.
"They were amazing! The Strings sounded beautiful during our ceremony; we couldn't be happier! I strongly recommend them if you want to add a touch of high class to your event"
"Just wanted to say Thank You so much for the wonderful performance at the ceremony. The quartet did a fantastic job and I couldn't have been more happy with the way everything turned out. Marta also said how wonderful it was to work with you & she was impressed with how fast everything came together. I can't tell you the amount of overwhelming compliments we received from all the guests, some people had never even heard a live quartet before so I have to say that everyone was very impressed with how beautiful you sounded in that church. All the best to you & the other string players - please pass along my sincere thanks!" Dina...Landmark Chapel custom set for our 20th anniversary.
'I requested a one hour set. This was a surprise for my family and these were songs that held special meaning to our family. From my first email all the way to the event they were fantastic! We held our event at the Signature Room at the John Hancock, they showed up on time, were very professional, and even had some fun with us and took a few special requests at the end of the set! Their musicianship was phenomenal and they played a song my wife requested without even having the sheet music! I would highly recommend them to anyone, my wife said it was the best night of her life! You can't put a price on that...Thank you very much!!"
"This vendor was easy to get a hold of, professional, talented, and so accommodating. They made our wedding day just beautiful. They coordinated with other musicians, were affordable and learned music that we requested on short notice. I will recommend them to everyone! I can't say enough great things about them!" Ashley
"Songhea and the Parkwest Strings Quartet played at my October wedding, and I couldn't have been happier with their service and talent. Songhea went out of her way to help arrange a song for me to walk down the aisle and she worked so well with our cantor to help put together a beautiful collection of music for our ceremony. I have played the violin for 15 years, so I was very picky about having a good quartet at our wedding. The quartet sounded amazing in our large church. Everything was beautiful. If you're thinking of hiring them, I definitely recommend them!" Julia
"I found most of the vendors for my May wedding online using yelp, wedding wire, the knot, etc. I scoured reviews and hoped for the best! And with Songhea and Parkwest Strings - that's what I got. It was a great and easy experience working with Songhea from start to finish. We chose a wide variety of music...and they could play everything!"
"Parkwest Strings played music for our ceremony and cocktail hour. They were fantastic. They were able to play everything we requested and also coordinate the music to our wedding program. Our wedding was at the Botanic Garden and was outdoor but everyone was still able to hear them in a guest count of 380. They were also very affordable. Very easy to work with! Highly recommended!"
"Tammy and I wanted to thank you for a job well done during our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour. Our guests raved about how beautiful our ceremony was and your performance had a large part to do with that. We wish you well in all your future performance. Please let us know in the future if you need a referral. We would be glad to let anyone know how great your group was for our wedding"Tammy and Curt, Evanston
"Parkwest Strings was wonderful to work with. Songhea was super quick to respond to all my questions and concerns. We had to make a last minute change to our location, and they were totally flexible about it. Most importantly, the music was beautiful and all the guests commented on how great the string music was. They're terrific - I definitely recommend them!" Kate C.
"Thank you for all your efforts in preparing for our wedding. We heard many praises about the music and very good atmosphere at the reception, thanks to you all for that!" Angela and Ling, Willow Creek Church/Biltmore Country Club
"We hired a String Trio and they were fantastic! We would recommend them in a heartbeat!" Jim and Rosalyn Lai, Harold Washington Library, Winter Garden
"Your quartet was the biggest hit of our evening. Everyone of every age was impressed and happy with your music. It was awesome! Please let me know how to add a review to your site so I can help lead other party planners to your great sound" Holly H., Flatwater
"Thank you so much for helping make our wedding ceremony beautiful. We loved it and heard so many compliments, so thank you!" H. Anichini, St. Gertudes Chicago
"I hired Parkwest Strings for my son's wedding at Oak Meadows Country Club in Addison on 6/28/08. I was very pleased with their services. They were always easy to get in contact with during the planning of the event and recommended some lovely pieces for each portion of the ceremony. They arrived in plenty of time to set up and were very professional. I would recommend them to anyone" N. White
"Thank you so much for your lovely performance at our wedding. Our guests were in awe at your skillful playing. And hearing my "special song" at the reception was the highlight of my day" Tracy and Henri, Arrowhead Golf Club
"I want to let you know that you and the rest of the quartet sounded absolutely beautiful yesterday. Thank you so much for working with Nancy to pull our ceremony together. We had so many people compliment us on hiring you and gave your name to a few of our engaged cousins who are starting to plan their wedding. You all sounded beautiful and I can't thank you enough. Thanks again, Songhea. Parkwest strings was amazing" Julia M. St. Andrews Church
"Thank you so much for the beautiful music on our wedding day!" S. Jahedi, Bond Chapel
"I just wanted to thank you for the excellent job you all did at my wedding. The music was so beautiful and definitely my favorite part of the wedding." J. Byham, Catigny Park
"Song-hea and company were amazing. As a fellow musician, I acknowledge talent when I see it and Parkwest Strings are definetly well versed in their skills. Their performance added a classy and elegant sheen to our wedding and made the evening flow from ceremony leading all the way up to the dance party. They were awesome!" K. Velasquez, Casa Royale
"I just wanted to thank you so much for playing at my wedding, the quartet made my wedding so memorable. Your group sounds so beautiful, I enjoyed every piece you played. Everyone stated how beautiful the music was. Thank you again!" J. Macias, Our Lady of Mercy
"We decided to go with a string trio and they were awesome. The bride and groom had a version of a Metallica song they wanted and Parkwest was fantastic. Everyone loved them." J. Medicino, Danada House
Thank you for bringing beautiful music to our wedding!" C. Jack, St. Josaphat Chicago"We booked PW String trio for our wedding ceremony last month and they were amazing. They arranged two songs for us at our request PERFECTLY. Everyone has complimented our ceremony music, it was lovely, and Songhea was great to work with. We highly recommend PW Strings for your wedding!"
"Parkwest Strings provided an excellent trio for our wedding. We will recommend them to anyone in search of professional string performers"C.Thompson
"I hired Parkwest Strings to perform classical music at a cocktail party for 2 hours and they were extremely professional, punctual, and most importantly- talented. I give them a 10!" Kristin.B
"very talented, polite, wonderful...hopefully we have the chance to use them again in the future." S. Schumde, Remax Palos Hills, IL
"Parkwest Strings was a delight. Very professional. They were prompt and curtious with correspondence. On time, prepared and pro-active with the play list. Our wedding guests were very happily surprised by the contemporary music and the children were in awe of the performers. I cannot say enough about what a positive impact this group had on our party. Thank-you Parkwest Strings- we could not be happier with our selection of your group" Barbra S.
"Thanks to the Parkwest Strings, yesterday's Christmas Party at Little Brothers was a great success. Your talent and patience truly enriched the day's experience for everyone. I heard many enthusiastic words of praise from attendees. Happy New Year" T. Drewes, Biagio
"Thank you very much for being part of the Department of Medicine holiday reception! The reception was a great success and much of that can be attributed to the wonderful music. Your performance was beautiful and professional... and I look forward to working with you in the future -- for the reception next year and for other Department of Medicine events" Pamela M, NW
"As you can imagine, the day of the wedding is very chaotic. Parkwest strings were very professional and talented, came in with no fuss, set up, did everything as planned beautifully, and cleaned up without a peep, question or complaint. They were perfect and we appreciate everything" Loreal F.
"Just wanted you to know that everyone LOVED the music your quartet provided!! I missed out on some of it because I was with Katie when she was getting ready upstairs. Then, right after the ceremony we had to go to the 2nd floor for pictures. At dinner, my mother-in-law just about cried when she talked about your music. It reminded her about her playing the violin many, many years ago. If you ever need a recommendation, please do not hesitate to contact me or Katie. Thanks again!" S. Strong, Patrick Haley Mans
"Thank you so much for helping to make our wedding day that much better! And thank you for being so easy to work with. We really appreciate it! Thanks!" Tracey and Syed
"I wanted to thank you guys for a wonderful reception yesterday. You all play beautifully together and we will definitely keep you in mind for future events. Thank you for adding to our special day" Rachael C. Ellis University
"I wanted to send a thank you for the wonderful music last Saturday for our wedding ceremony. The music was perfect and sounded beautiful! There were lots of compliments. I also wanted to say thank you for your flexibility and being so accomodating. Thanks again, I will pass along your information to all my friends" Kate C. St. John's, Chicago
"Thank you so much for your hard work and dedication these past weeks. Your performance was amazing and greatly benefited to the atmosphere at Water Tower Place. I wish you all a very happy holiday and new year!" Bridget, EventArchictects
"Thank you for adding a special musical touch to our wedding!" Patrick and Megan
"Thank you so much. The music was lovely and our guests were extremely impressed. The Paul McCartney song was lovely and very well received" Sheila...Crystal Gardens
"I just want to thank you again for playing at our event last week. I was told by everyone that it was just wonderful. I appreciate your professionalism and talent. If we ever have musical needs in Chicago again, I will be sure to contact you" Robin, University of Notre Dame
"Just wanted to say Thank You so much for the wonderful performance at the ceremony. The quartet did a fantastic job and I couldn't have been more happy with the way everything turned out. Marta also said how wonderful it was to work with you & she was impressed with how fast everything came together. I can't tell you the amount of overwhelming compliments we received from all the guests, some people had never even heard a live quartet before so I have to say that everyone was very impressed with how beautiful you sounded in that church. All the best to you & the other string players - please pass along my sincere thanks!" Dina...Landmark Chapel
"We had a string trio for our ceremony. They played a 20 minute prelude of songs of our choice. The music sounded great in the church and was a very nice touch to the ceremony" Happy Bride - Claire B