"CHEESE-FREE. OBNOXIOUS-FREE. STRESS-FREE." BOUTIQUE DJ+MC & EVENT DIRECTION
Award-Winning Akron Wedding DJ Cleveland Ohio
EVENT & WEDDING DJ ENTERTAINMENT
THE WAY IT SHOULD BE
When it comes to weddings, Simply put: there's only one chance to get it right! Period!
It's part of why I care so much about each wedding and that I treat each one as if it were my own!
THAT is the kind of passion I give each and every one of my couples -- to not only ensure the vision for their day comes to reality -- but that their ONLY 'responsibility' on their wedding day is to celebrate with their family and friends! Unlike most wedding DJ services/companies that view weddings as "just another gig" in a string of events scheduled for that day, I do not.
I am very passionate about what I do. Words like "average" & "standard" are not in my vocabulary when it comes to helping my distinctive couples design their vision for their day so it is as unique as they are. When my couples hire me, they're not hiring me to just show up for a few hours, make some announcements and play music. It's so much more than that!
For me, every wedding (and event) is different. So, it's my belief that each of my clients deserve a unique experience -- one that reflects their individual style, taste and overall vision. That's why, in part, why I do not believe in offering those cookie-cutter "packages" unlike majority of DJs in Cleveland, DJs in Akron/Canton, DJs in Pittsburgh (& beyond).
Whether it's an intimate wedding of only 50 guests or a huge wedding of 350 people,
I proudly offer a higher-quality, ultra-personalized service to ALL of my couples. I offer flat, event pricing.
NO "packages". NO "hourly rate". NO travel charges. Or set-up fees. OR other "nickle-and-diming" that is prevalent in the industry. I am with my couples for the day -- NOT by the hour!
I am also one of the very few wedding DJs in Cleveland, Akron/Canton & PIttsburgh (& beyond) that offers date-exclusivity.
Wedding and Event DJ entertainment shouldn't be cheesy or obnoxious or seeming like a "chore" demanding you do all kinds of things you don't want to do (like "get on the dance floor"). Nor, should you be forced to do something at your wedding "just because" many DJ's consider it 'tradition'.
This is where my distinctive approach, philosophy and (somewhat unconventional) attitude towards DJ entertainment for weddings and events come into play. Hence, my "re-inventing" DJ entertainment to what it should be and what's long-been missing.
While a majority of events I do every year are weddings (and my website leans more towards weddings -- as there are there are tons of them every year -- I do DJ/MC a wide variety of non-wedding adult events every years as well.
NONE OF THOSE CHEESY 'PACKAGES' JUST...
I do things differently. It's as simple as that!
As the area's only true Boutique DJ, another great aspect of my service that separates me from the others is that I do NOT offer those typical "packages." I focus on SERVICE -- NOT GIMMICKS. I simply offer a great service that focuses on that. (After all, the DJ for your wedding or event is a providing a service! The "products" -- equipment -- we enables us to provide such service).
I acknowledge that no two weddings are ever the same. You have your own specific vision for your day & I work with you to ensure your vision becomes reality.
Also, another vital component to my boutique-style service is that I work behind the scenes making sure things are happening when & where they should be. After all, *I* am the one actually executing the event. From beginning to end, I am the one with the mic to get things flowing, to making announcements and keeping you and your guests informed.
Not the "planner" or "coordinator" or "venue manager"/"owner." It is ME!
So, you do not need to worry about when the toasts are going to happen. Or when it's time for your first dance. Or cut your cake. Or ANYTHING like that during your day. I am the one who personally keeps you informed as to the flow of your event -- and in the order YOU want them.
And my service and includes everything that is needed to put on a great reception without compromises.
Because each wedding is so unique and my service is reflective of that, I personally tailor my service to my clients' vision and needs. Therefore, each quote for service is customized. There is no "one-price-fits-all" pricing. As a sole proprietor professional DJ+MC, I am essentially yours "for the day", per se, not by the hour like most (as I only book one event per day).
I also do NOT believe in "nickle-and-diming." For most of my couples, my main reception service is everything they want and need as it is all-inclusive, and is generally beyond what most DJ companies offer as a "standard" five- or six-hour reception.
While most DJ services in Cleveland, Akron/Canton, Pittsburgh & beyond offer a variety of "packages" where they essentially list more "stuff" that they bring to your wedding, what they are NOT actually addressing is the skill or experience (and lack thereof, possibility) of the DJ they're going to send to DJ your wedding (a "lower-tiered" package generally means you're getting a less-experienced DJ. While still paying that DJ service a pretty significant amount of money).
All of that "stuff" is NOT going to make or break your night if the service and DJ are horrible. I'm not interested in selling you "more stuff." What I charge is reflective of the outstanding ultra-personalized service I provide to each and every one of my couples, the significant amount of time that I invest into each wedding, in addition to my industry accomplishments and experience.
You can look here for some basic starting rates for DJ services.
LIFE + COMPANY CELEBRATIONS
Although majority of my events every year are weddings (after all, there are a lot of them), I provide the same incredible & "Non-Cheesy, Non-Obnoxious" Boutique exclusive brand of DJ service for many types of adult life celebrations and company events.
Whether it's an anniversary, birthday, college formal, corporate/company event, reunion, after-party, holiday event birthdays, reunions, after-parties or a backyard party, the same philosophy, attitude and approach to DJ entertainment -- including my exclusive branding -- to other adult events as I do for weddings.
As a unique “Boutique DJ”, each and every one of my events is ultra-personalized. I don’t believe in offering a multitude of “packages” like most (which is generally different levels of service. The cheaper the package, the more lacking the service is). I offer only one type of “package”: A high-quality, ultra-personalized service for each and every event.
I do not offer a “one-size-fits-all” pricing, nor do I price “per hour.” As a sole proprietor professional DJ & MC, I’m essentially theirs “for the day”, not by the hour (as I only book one event per day). I also do not believe in “nickel-and-diming.” Obtaining all of the event info at the get-go gets you an honest estimate and no “surprise” extra charges down-the-road.
I do require a signed agreement and an initial payment towards DJ services for all events.
WEDDING RECEPTION BOUTIQUE DJ ENTERTAINMENT + EVENT DIRECTION
EXPERIENCED, PERSONABLE & COMPLETE MC SERVICES (& an experienced MC means just that!);
CONTINUOUS DJ ENTERTAINMENT (cocktail, dinner & dancing)
EXCLUSIVELY PERSONALIZED & EXPANDED INTRODUCTIONS & ANNOUNCEMENTS (other DJ's just "announce" names);
UNLIMITED CONSULTING (good and detailed planning is half the battle!);
TASTEFUL & PHOTOGRAPHER-FRIENDLY DANCE “WASH” LIGHTING;
WIRELESS MICROPHONES FOR TOASTS & BLESSING;
ONLINE SONG REQUEST CAPABILITY FOR YOUR GUESTS;
24/7 EXTENSIVE ONLINE WEDDING PLANNING -- INCLUDING MUSIC PLANNING
FREE COMPLETE EVENT DIRECTION RECEPTION SERVICE
NO Set-up/take down, travel or taxes
Plus, many more service-based features
PRIME WEDDING SEASON
FRIDAY RECEPTIONS - Generally under $1400* (this does not include ceremony)
SATURDAY RECEPTIONS - Starting at $1600* (this does not include ceremony)
SUNDAY/WEEKDAY WEDDINGS - Reach out for a personalized rate
ANY DAY - Generally under $1200*
* - Excludes, but not limited to certain holiday weekends - like Memorial Day & Labor Day weekends ("Prime Saturday' applies), some holidays and other select dates/days. Additional restrictions &/or blackout dates might apply.
WEDDING CEREMONY SERVICE
CEREMONY PRICING STARTS AT $200.00
A SMALLER, STANDALONE SYSTEM EXCLUSIVE FOR THE CEREMONY (at the same venue as reception)
WIRELESS LAPEL (CLIP-ON) MICROPHONES FOR THE OFFICIANT & GROOM (if needed)*;
WIRELESS HANDHELD MICROPHONE (ON MIC STAND) FOR READERS*;
UP TO 30 MINUTES OF MUSIC PRIOR TO START OF YOUR CEREMONY AS GUESTS ARE ARRIVING;
COORDINATION OF YOUR CEREMONY WITH YOUR OFFICIANT
UNOBTRUSIVE SET UP AND PLACEMENT OF SYSTEM AS TO NOT ‘STAND OUT’ IN ANY CEREMONY PICTURES.
NO POWER AT YOUR CEREMONY LOCATION? No problem! I have battery-powered speakers and microphones that can be utilized in these types of ceremony situations.
IS YOUR CEREMONY & RECEPTION AT DIFFERENT VENUES? No problem either! I can provide sound for your wedding ceremony at another location. (**NOTE: There is an additional charge for this as additional time is required to accommodate setting up systems at different locations; cost can be determined & explained during consultation).
I’m proud to be a preferred vendor at venues like:
Landoll’s Mohican Castle,
Crowne Plaza Hotel Playhouse Square
Mayernick Center, Pittsburgh
Wyndham Grand Downtown Pittsburgh.
Discounts are given for referrals from these venues.
MILITARY: Attractive discounts are given to members of the military (active and those honorably discharged. Due to some pathetic people in the past, PROOF IS REQUIRED!
REFERRALS: If you were referred to me by a previous or current client.
NOTE: Only one discount applies. NO discounts on 12/25, 12/31. 1/1, or during “off-season.” Discounts may be subject to blackout for other dates & additional restrictions.
CHEESE-FREE EVENT DJ ENTERTAINMENT
Not available for weddings and/or events that resemble a wedding (either ceremony and/or reception);
Basic DJ Entertainment (Weekends) Starts at $325.00
Pricing for events vary greatly due to numerous factors. Reach out for your customized estimate for your event.