The Rosewood Ensemble, St. Louis’ premier string ensemble, specializes in music for weddings, receptions, parties and corporate events.

Renowned for its wide and remarkable repertoire, the group delivers versatile music selections and consummate professionalism. We will help you choose the songs and pieces of music that best express the vision you have for your wedding or event. Whether you require sophisticated music for your wedding or memorable popular music for your next gathering, the Rosewood Ensemble will enhance every special event and make it unforgettable to all who attend.  Learn more about The Rosewood Ensemble

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Meet Dee Sparks

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Find out more about The Rosewood Ensemble’s owner and director, Dee Sparks.

Music Lists

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Our musical selections are carefully chosen and are sure to bring a special elegance to any event.

Our Services


We specialize in providing both traditional and contemporary music for weddings, receptions and parties.


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From famous St. Louis venues to small churches, The Rosewood Ensemble has performed in hundreds of places.

Awards & Recognition

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The Knot
“Best of Wedding”
2016, 2015

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St Louis Wedding Award
“Best Live Music Group“
2015, 2014, 2013, 2011

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Wedding Wire
“Couples’ Choice Award“
2016, 2015, 2014, 2013

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“Best Entertainment Concept Award”
2013, 2012

Client Reviews

  • “The purpose of this letter is to show my enthusiastic support for Dee Sparks and The Rosewood Ensemble.

    When my son announced his engagement, I knew he wanted live musical selections to complement his wedding ceremony and cocktail hour. My son is a musician too! Fortunately, for me, a colleague from the St. Louis Symphony pointed me toward Dee and her string ensemble.

    Throughout the planning process, Dee made our preparation stress-free. She was always professional, communicated well, was reliable, and able to perform duties on her own to meet our goals. She handled a myriad of details and questions with calm and a concern for how her decisions impact others. It was obvious early on that her musicians and vocalists were cream of the crop-talented, accommodating, and delightful!

    During the wedding ceremony and cocktail hour, The Rosewood Ensemble was note perfect in every way. In fact, I continue to receive rave reviews of their performance to this day. Both family and friend commented that the music performed was the best they’d ever heard and felt they were attending a private symphony concert! Hearing the group play was clearly worth the wait and a reminder of just how irreplaceable is the live performance experience. Without reservation, The Rosewood Ensemble is truly a noteworthy group.

    As your can see from my comments, I hold this group in the highest regard, and I am honored to submit this letter of recommendation. It will be wonderful to have Dee Sparks and her musicians recognized for all of their musical successes, especially contributing to the splendor of my son’s wedding day. I couldn’t have been more satisfied with their performance. Thank you for meeting all of our expectations and making a dream-come-true wedding for everyone.”

    Elaine, Mother of the Bride Wedding at St. Cecelia’s Catholic Church
  • “I wanted to send you a note and thank you for the lovely music the quartet provided at Jessica and Kevin’s wedding. We have received so many wonderful compliments about how beautiful it sounded in the church. My husband and I were so disappointed we couldn’t just sit and listen to all of the song selections. Our only regret is that we didn’t book you for the cocktail hour also. Thank you again for providing another wonderful element to our daughter’s very special day.”

    Susan, Mother of the Bride Wedding
  • “Thank you for sharing your passion for music to make my daughter’s marriage day a romantic occasion to remember. We will always remember the warmth and eloquence that your musical strings added to her special day.”

    Peggy S., Mother of the Bride
  • “We loved your music! Thank you for adding to the happiness of Marguerite and John’s reception at Powell Hall. Your music was lovely and lively and added so much to the joy of the day! Our thanks!”

    Barbara O., Mother of the Bride
  • “I just wanted to tell you what a beautiful job your quartet did — you were professionals. It was so beautiful and I would love to recommend you to anyone that has any questions.”

  • “Thank you so much for being willing to work with me last minute. The music was beautiful; I had many positive comments about your ensemble. It was just the right touch. My uncle who is a retired music teacher and a musician himself was extremely complimentary. Once again thank you.”

    Gwen, Mother of the Bride
  • “From the day I heard your music at a friend’s wedding, I knew I wanted you to be a part of the ceremony for my daughter’s big day. The day was beautiful, the weather was ideal, the flowers popped, the bride a picture, but the music absolutely could not have been surpassed. Thank you for sharing your musical gifts, which you’ve clearly perfected with dedicated passion! Now, I’m looking forward to another daughter’s wedding in September. Having the Rosewood Ensemble again was one of our earliest decisions we’ve made. Truly can’t wait to hear your beautiful music again. Thank you so much!”

    Mary F., Mother of the Bride
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