Category Archives: Chicago Pop String Quartet

Juliana & Tom

W Hotel City Center
September 12, 2015

Juliana & Tom planned such a fun wedding day, from start to finish….beginning with the Artistrings string quartet playing a mixture of romantic classical music and the most current pop hits. They recessed to On Top Of The World by Imagine Dragons, and guests enjoyed cocktails on the Plateau.

Dinner was New York style, with dancing between courses. Tom’s dad is a fantastic drummer, and even agreed to sit in with us on a couple of tunes!




We’d like to take this opportunity to showcase our newest conversation-friendly dinner music option, featured while guests are enjoying their meal. Dayna, Jae, Tim, and Barry sound amazing on these tunes that we’ve specifically arranged for our vocal team, along with acoustic guitar and cajon. If you’re looking for something unique that will impress your guests, check this out:

Tom & Juliana, it was such an honor to celebrate with your families again. Can’t wait to see you soon!

Ashley & Joe

Museum of Broadcast Communications
August 22, 2015

When a family invites you back for a third wedding, it’s truly the ultimate honor. We were thrilled to celebrate with Ashley & Joe at a space that’s new to us, the Museum of Broadcast Communications.

What a great venue! With seamless coordination by the team of BCR Events, this was a celebration that made us smile all night long.

Ashley, a million thanks for the kind words on yelp! It’s always such a pleasure to play for your family 🙂

The Chris Sarlas Orchestra is THE BEST. Our priority for our wedding was a fun party with a packed dance floor, and the band absolutely delivered. The band kept our guests dancing all night long until closing, and we had numerous compliments during (and they’ve kept coming after) the wedding about how great the band was. The band played two of my sisters’ weddings as well, and we loved them so much we actually chose our wedding date around the band’s availability! And we are so happy we did. Chris is a pleasure to work with – he’s professional and accommodating to our requests and our wishes. We also had the band’s string quartet play our ceremony music. They did an amazing job too, and Carol was extremely helpful in recommending music to fit with our taste. I wouldn’t hire any other band!

Meredith & Clay

Independence Grove
August 1, 2015

It was so amazing to get to know Meredith, Clay, and both of their families as we planned their wedding day. The celebration began at Hope Lutheran Church in Long Grove with the Artistrings Quartet for their ceremony, and then transitioned over to their reception at Independence Grove. Artistrings switched gears to 100% pop string quartet music for dinner entertainment, and then The Chris Sarlas Orchestra took over for dancing. WHAT A PARTY!!!



Check out this special surprise version of Uptown Funk, sung by Meredith and Clay’s friend. An amazing gift to them!

Clay’s mom left us these kind words on Wedding Wire:

The Chris Sarlas Orchestra was the highlight of my son’s wedding reception! Besides the amazing talent that we all enjoyed, they have the timing, and professionalism to create an amazing party. People danced all night! One week after the wedding, we are regularly being asked how we found them (word of mouth) and told how amazing they were. You can’t go wrong with this band! We also used the string quartet for the ceremony and dinner music and they were just as wonderful. They have a huge selection of music to choose form. Chris worked with the Bride & Groom in advance to choose music and discuss everything from the introduction of the wedding party to how to do toasts.

Thank you Tia! We had a blast celebrating with your families!