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

    Lee and Al, Bride and Groom
  • “Thank you for the beautiful music you provided for our daughter and son-in-law’s wedding. Because of my musical background, the ceremony and reception music was very important to me. We wanted the music to be a highlight of the festivities and your ensemble did not disappoint. You provided exquisite music for our guests prior to the ceremony, which set the perfect tone. The music during the ceremony was spectacular and your ensemble provided the perfect mood as our guests arrived at the cocktail hour. Our guests were highly complimentary of all the music. You are truly an ensemble of gifted and talented musicians. I greatly appreciated the ease at which we were able to work together to create the perfect repertoire for each venue. I have been pleased to recommend your ensemble and will not hesitate in the future to recommend your lovely music to others planning special events.”

    Leslie, Mother of the Bride
  • “The Rosewood Ensemble has been a joy to work with as part of an awards ceremony during the Saint Louis Art Fair. Over the last 2 years they have provided a professional presentation and were extremely easy to work with. Without hesitation, I would recommend the Rosewood Ensemble to compliment any event or reception… private or business.”

    David Smith, Chairman of the Board, Cultural Festivals (producer of the St. Louis Art Fair)
  • “We want to thank the Rosewood Ensemble for such a wonderful performance at our daughter’s wedding in June. The music was performed at the best volume for the Jewel Box and provided an excellent mood. The coordination with the trumpeter worked beautifully. The music during the cocktail hour at the reception was “the icing on the cake.”

    Debbie and Tom, Parents of the Bride
  • “I wanted to thank you again for playing at our wedding. The music turned our simple ceremony into an elegant affair. We got a lot of compliments on our ceremony and everyone loved the music. The Rosewood Ensemble made our wedding romantic and memorable. Thanks again.”

    Dorothy and Tim, Bride and Groom
  • “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
  • “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
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