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

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

Venues

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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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ISES
“Best Entertainment Concept Award”
2013, 2012

Client Reviews

  • “I cannot begin to tell you how many of our guests came up to us over the course of the evening to say how fabulous it was to walk in the door and hear you playing. The minute they heard you (and your music was the first thing they heard) they knew it was going to be a wonderful evening. You all looked so classically elegant – absolutely gorgeous. We cannot thank you enough for helping to make Liesl’s wedding so special. Saturday night was an unforgettable night for us. It would not have been as special without you!”

    Christy and John, Parents of the Bride Wedding
  • “I just wanted to send you a note and let you know we really loved having the Rosewood Ensemble play during our wedding ceremony and reception at the Renaissance Grand Hotel. You were fabulous to work with and the music was fantastic and so beautiful. Derek, my now husband, is actually a musician and he was so impressed with how in tune and on key they were.”

    Jessica, Bride Wedding
  • “We had set up a great venue and wonderful food for our Holiday party, but the addition of the Rosewood Ensemble to our ambiance took our celebration to a new level of classy and elegant. Dee and the Ensemble were very easy to work with, professional and simply amazing musicians. At an amazing price, this is the best thing we could have added to our celebration and I will be using them again and again!”

    Laura O’Donnell, Operations Coordinator/Executive Asst. to the Director, Teach for America, St. Louis
  • “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.”

    Cathy
  • “The way in which you played added a special touch of lightness and warmth to the occasion.”

    Lee and Al, Bride and Groom
  • “Thank you so much for the wonderful job you did at our wedding. The music was beautiful and everything ran very smoothly. I can’t begin to explain how much I appreciate your professionalism and helpfulness during the planning phase. We didn’t have to worry at all because we had complete faith in you and you did not disappoint. Please express our gratitude to the rest of the Ensemble. Thank you again for such a beautiful performance.”

    Kelli S., Bride
  • “This is just a short note to let you know how excited I am to, once again, have the Rosewood Ensemble play for one of my daughter’s weddings. I know what a wonderful performance you will provide. We were thrilled to have you play for our first daughter’s wedding a year ago. You and the other talented musicians of the Rosewood Ensemble were an integral part of an extraordinary day for our family.

    The Rosewood Ensemble’s ability to create such beautiful music not only set the mood in the church but continually delighted us with each luscious note from start to finish. Our guests were not only treated to a wonderful prelude concert , but were drawn in throughout the entire Mass. I can hardly wait for the next wedding!”

    Catherine, Mother of the Bride
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