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Wedding Reception Packages and Options

Wedding DJ Services


Weddings are our primary focus and the cornerstone of our business. We assist in all aspects of pre-event entertainment planning, on-site production and music selection to provide a fun and memorable event. We are a insured, modern and creative event production company with more than 25 years experience.


Whether you’re hosting an intimate gathering, a large gala event, or looking for that nightlife experience, J&S Entertainment provides a personal touch and attention to detail every step of the way. No two wedding receptions are the same and not all DJs are created equal.

What do wedding DJs do? Professional wedding DJs do much more than just play music. At J&S, we skillfully plan and choreograph the entire event. On average, we spend 20-30 hours per wedding from the point of our first conversation to the moment we’re leaving the venue at the end of the best night of your life.

When the party is over, will your guests remember the venue, food, flowers and decor? Of course they will but what will be remembered months and years after your reception is how much fun the party was! Your wedding and reception will be a cherished memory for the rest of your life. Don’t trust this important decision to just any DJ. Trust J&S Entertainment!

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The J&S Advantage

  • We use state of the art digital sound equipment and always have backup gear in-line and ready to go at the touch of a button.

  • We are fully insured and will provide our COI to your venue's management.

  • From black tie events to Hawaiian beach-themed weddings, we are always appropriately dressed for your reception.

  • We meet with you in advance to discuss the details of your reception and offer unlimited entertainment planning support.

  • A site visit is always a part of the process when performing in unfamiliar venues or for more involved productions.

  • We provide a full day of reception coordination and work seamlessly with your other vendors to make your event run smoothly.

  • When working with a cinematographer, we always have main-mix sound outputs available for them to capture every moment of your ceremony and reception with perfect clarity.

  • We have a massive, fully licensed music library with instantly accessible tracks ranging from the big band hits of the 30’s and 40’s to today’s chart toppers spanning many genre’s. We never stream music during an event.

  • We will always tastefully emcee your event without being overbearing. You are the main event, not us.

  • We are set up and ready to begin well before your contracted start time and will provide you with a fun and interactive experience that you and your guests will remember for a lifetime.

CT Wedding DJ Reception Packages

 

Wedding DJ selection could be the most important decision you make to ensure the success of your party. We are often asked why CT DJ pricing is so varied. Well, price doesn't always equal value. We're bringing over 25 years of experience, tour grade equipment, backup upon backup equipment, licensed, clean edit music, $2M liability insurance provided to your venue and the ability to turn on a dime should something not go according to plan. We're always ready with plan B and C.


Our straightforward philosophy when it comes to pricing is to KEEP IT SIMPLE. We don't have confusing and endless combinations of bronze, silver, gold and platinum packages.  We have two core pricing options that include all of the equipment and services needed for a super successful party:

 

CT Wedding Reception Package

Regardless of guest count or venue size, this package includes everything you'll need for most wedding receptions.



  • Five hours of DJ/MC service.
  • Professional Disc Jockey/Emcee.
  • Professional, tour grade sound system, perfectly matched for your room size and guest count.
  • Intelligent, dynamic dance-floor lighting featuring four moving-head, light fixtures
  • Two wireless microphones available for toasts and speeches.
  • In-line backup equipment.
  • Unmatched planning assistance to ensure a perfect party.
  • Continually updated, licensed and expansive music library containing over 160,000 clean radio edited songs ranging from the big band hits of the 30’s and 40’s to today’s chart topping hits.
  • Custom playlists tailored to your needs.
  • Travel (within Connecticut), set-up and breakdown.
  • On-site coordination
  • Two-man team and package customization available

Reception with on-site Ceremony

This package includes everything in our base wedding reception package plus a second P/A system for your ceremony:

CT Wedding DJ on-site ceremony

  • Additional hour of on-site services for pre-ceremony and ceremony services.
  • Additional planning to include ceremony logistics, flow and music from prelude to recessional.
  • Additional sound system with music playback and microphones for the officiant and the wedding vow recital.
  • Additional microphones available for a ceremony reading
  • Prelude music during guest arrival.
  • Processional and recessional music.
  • Assistance with the orchestration of any ceremony traditions.  ie: Unity Candle, Sand Ceremony, additional readings.
  • Main-mix audio output available to cinematographer for crystal clear recorded audio.
  • Audio record of ceremony, if requested - provided as a dowloadable .mp3 file within a few days of your ceremony.
  • Learn more about the wedding ceremony services we provide and see examples in this blog post.
 

The Process

Let's Chat
Give us a ring, text, email or send me your event details through our form at the bottom of this page and we'll set up our first consultation. We can schedule a phone call, video chat or meet in our North Madison office and begin the process. I'll listen to what you're planning and gain an understanding of your vision. You're welcome to ask any questions and pick my brain about ideas. Our consultation will be a casual, no hard-sell conversation about what you're planning and what we have to offer. By the conclusion of our meeting, I'll have the information I need to send you a formal customized proposal for your reception.
Save the Date
After you've received your custom proposal, we've discussed all of your options and you've made your decision, it's time for you to book your event. We'll promptly prepare a service contract for you. Your contract will arrive and can be signed digitally. We then require a $500 deposit to exclusively hold your date. The deposit will go toward the full purchase price of your package and the balance is due two weeks prior to your event.
Site Survey
With our roots in event production, we know how important it is to visit a venue prior to the big day. If your reception is in a venue we haven't worked before and if required, we'll schedule a meeting with you and the banquet manager to view the site and walk through the timeline of the event ensuring a smooth and efficient load-in, setup, layout and timeline once the party starts!
Event Planning
When we're about six months from your wedding date, we'll send you our detailed wedding planner. This multi-page document is a digital, pdf file that is fillable and editable. It's your planning resource. The planner allows for you to share with us every detail of your event. Songs, introduction, timeline, special requests, etc... It's all there. Upon completion, we'll share that document with the banquet manager and other on-site vendors so that everyone is on the same page.
Final Meeting
About two weeks prior to your reception, we'll have our final meeting. It can be an in-person meeting or a phone chat. It usually takes about a half hour and we'll carefully walk through every detail on your timeline, confirm key song selections and name pronunciations. You'll leave that meeting with a strong sense of confidence that everything is going to be great!
On your Wedding Day
When you arrive on the day of your wedding, you'll be relaxed and confident that you're hosting what will come to be known by all your guests as the best wedding they've ever attended! We'll artfully choreograph the day as we've planned and keep the party flowing from beginning to end. You're only job will be to enjoy the best day of your life!
 

What does all of this cost?

Fill out our inquiry form and we'll send you our pricing information.



In this blog article, we've compiled a list of the most common questions we get asked by brides and groom. Check it out here
Getting married off-season, mid-week, or having a shorter or less formal reception? Let's chat and we'll put together a package that best meets your needs and budget.

Wedding Ceremony Production & Sound

CT Wedding Ceremony at The Water's Edge Resort and Spa
When planning an on-site ceremony make sure your guests can hear this special event. J&S can handle all of the logistics for you and tailor a package that meets your specific needs.
Ceremony packages include a compact DJ system with your custom music selections for pre-ceremony prelude, processional and recessional and a two or (optional) four channel wireless mic combo kit (any combination of lapel or hand-held mics) with mixer. This is the perfect option for destination ceremonies requiring music and microphones so that the officiant and wedding vows are clearly heard by all guests. Four channel kits include a hand-held mic on a stand for ceremony readings and an even an extra mic for a live musician. We can even provide a line-in for musician instruments. We offer an optional, battery powered AC inverter or ultra-quiet generator to provide electricity for remote ceremony locations where a traditional power source isn’t readily available.
Just like our wedding reception packages, we can create a custom ceremony package to meet almost any requirement including live instrumentalists.
 
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Uplighting

CT Wedding DJ J&S Entertainment Co. Up lighting and Starry Night

>Uplighting can add a dramatic effect to your reception. The color choices are endless and we offer packages of 5 to 30 light fixtures to completely transform your reception venue. The color can be fixed or gradually change throughout the course of the evening. Our lighting fixtures are self contained and can be placed virtually anywhere!
We create custom lighting packages to meet your needs and budget. The basic package includes 4-6 lights to accent specific architectural features of a room. Or, we can do a feature wall to add a color wash to the wall behind a head table. Common packages include ten to twenty fixtures to dramatically transform the look of a room. Our fixtures are battery powered, wireless controlled and feature ultra bright LED’s capable of producing any color that can be placed almost anywhere.
If the budget allows, 10-15 lights are recommended but if you really want to add some drama to the room as seen in the pictures and video, you’ll want at least 25 lights or more.
Package pricing varies depending on the number of fixtures and static color vs. a programmable color changing light show. Our most common package starts at $500.00 to nicely light an average sized banquet room with static color.

Starry Night

CT Wedding DJ Starry Night

Includes three laser projectors that create a dazzling starfield and nebula effect on the venue ceiling giving you the impression of being outside under the stars. The following image is the starry night projection in combination with uplights. All house lights in the room are switched off. Starry night has the most desirable effect when paired with uplighting. Add-on cost: $250.00

Static Monogram (Gobo) Projection

CT Wedding DJ Custom Gobo Monogram

We can create a custom static monogram (gobo) with your initials or names and your wedding date. Gobos can be projected on a wall, dance floor or ceiling through a special gobo projector. Artwork proof will be provided in advance for approval. At the end of the evening, your custom gobo is your to keep as a memento of your special day. We can also create an animated monogram that we can project using a specialized DLP projector for an even more dynamic impact. Add-on Cost: $250.00

Animated Monogram (Gobo) Projection

 
 
 
We start with an animation design choice and we build your custom animation in Adobe AfterEffects which we later project through a LCD projector on a wall or floor. It adds a really personal touch in highlighting the newlywed couple. Be sure to watch the video for live examples. Add-on Cost: $350.00
 

Photo Booth

CT Wedding DJ Photo Booth

Photo Booth services include our revolutionary MirrorMe magic mirror for three hours. The timing can be figured out as the planning progresses and would also depend on desired setup location. Typically, in this scenario, the booth would be placed in the same location as the reception and be open during dinner and the first half of dancing but we can shift that based on how we orchestrate the evening and where the booth is placed. The booth will be manned, guests will receive their snaps and you will receive digital copies of each visitor. Add-on cost: $900.00



Flat Screen Monitors

CT Wedding DJ flat screen monitors
We can provide flat screen monitors on plain or skirted stands to display your love story video, photo slide show, custom wedding monograms (gobo) or any combination. Video editing services are also available. You provide the photos and/or video clips, pick the song you’d like and we’ll create a custom edit to be played on your wedding day. We can even to custom script narration. Pricing starts at $250.00

Dancing on a cloud

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The Nibus is an event-ready, professional dry ice machine that produces a thick, white fog that hugs the floor and dissipates without rising creating a dramatic effect for your first dance. When filled with it's maximum capacity of 10lbs of dry ice, it will provide about six minutes of continuous operation. Additional cost: $500.00
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Inquire Today!

Send us some information about your reception and we'll start putting together your customized proposal.