Wedding Ceremony & Reception
Imagine your wedding reception just ended one hour ago.
You’re reflecting on what just happened: Time stood still. Everyone was happy. All the problems in life seemed to disappear.
No one wanted to go home.
Is this your dream?
Above & Beyond Entertainment is your key to bringing your dream to life. We love weddings. We love working with brides. Moreover, we know how to create a magical reception that exceeds your dreams.
Remember this …
Entertainment makes the event. If your guests are having fun, the food tastes better. The flowers look fresher. Moreover, the hall looks like a palace. Above & Beyond Entertainment creates an event that engages and energizes your guests. You’ll see everyone united for a single purpose: to celebrate your wedding. We provide the fun … done the way you want it. We play the music you love. We provide the level of interaction you want.
Your job is to relax and bask in the glow of a celebration that’s all about you.
You are about to live your dreams!
Above & Beyond Entertainment can help you create a wedding reception that lets your dreams flourish.
Imagine a packed dance floor.
Imagine your favorite people on earth, enjoying the time of their lives.
Imagine a day united in celebrating the most significant event in your life: your wedding.
Above & Beyond Entertainment does more than provide you with fabulous entertainment options. You’ll enjoy a level of planning and coordination that allows your day to flow like clockwork.
You have no worries. Above & Beyond Entertainment is there.
We coordinate critical party details, logistics, and announcements with your other wedding vendors to keep everyone on the same page.
Your caterer and photographer will know what’s happening because we’ve communicated your dreams to all of them.
Get ready to live your dreams!
Above & Beyond Entertainment, LLC Available Services:
• DJs & MCs
• Clear, professionally-controlled sound equipment
• Planning & party coordination
• Pipe & Drape
• Lighting packages
• Special effect cloud with dry ice (Not Smoke)
• Monogram Projection
• Photo Booths
• L.E.D. Video wall displays
• L.E.D. Robot
• Back-up equipment & talent
• Wireless microphones, lavalier & lapel
• Wireless speakers for outdoor ceremonies
Questions? Fire away! (773) 746-2168
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you take requests from our guests?
Yes, for the most part. While we make every effort to play the songs requested by your guests, we will not play anything that we consider in poor taste or wouldn't go with the event's flow. The DJ will have complete control over his program and decide on any program-related details such as music, location of DJ Setup, and gear placement.
Do you offer a written contract?
Yes, you will receive an email containing a link to all of the paperwork you will need to book your DJ during the booking process.
May we meet with you in person before we sign a contract?
We like to get to know our couples, their likes and dislikes to create a perfect wedding that is you. We conduct business at our office or can meet up close to your area. Or can do a No contact in person and set up a Zoom meeting to go over details.
How long will you hold our date for us?
When contacting us, please be advised that we can only hold your date without a deposit for 24 hours due to high demand.
How long have you been a DJ, and how many weddings have you done?
Our DJ has been providing excellent services to newlyweds since 1998. With hundreds of weddings and other events under our belt, we know how to pull off the wedding of your dreams.
How many weddings do you do each year?
We usually do around 45 weddings per wedding season. In the offseason, we book other types of events and plan for the upcoming wedding season.
How many other types of events do you do per year?
Very Many! We provide music and event hosting services for all types of services, including birthdays, graduations, anniversaries, reunions, corporate, school, and just about any social event you can think of.
What makes you different from your competitors?
We know what it takes to get the crowd going. Our DJ has been in the business for over 20 years and knows how to relate to gatherings of all types. We take pride in delivering exactly what you deserve - the wedding you've always dreamed of.
Have you played at our reception site before?
We have played in hundreds of venues. Chances are we have played the site you have chosen for your wedding.
Do you act as the “emcee” and make all of the announcements?
Yes, We like to introduce the wedding party, family members, direct guests during meals, and make any other important announcements needed to keep the event's flow.
How do you keep your music collection up-to-date?
Our DJs stay up to date with the Billboard Charts and current events and happenings in the music world. We only use state-of-the-art software to bring you the best in music.
How involved can we be in selecting music for our event?
We would like you to be as involved as you would like to be. We provide you with the forms you need to choose the songs that fit your event's aspect. Please take your time when selecting songs, and feel free to talk to your DJ if you need help in choosing the songs that fit. Also, we can provide you with a list of recommendations.
When do we need to submit our music requests and event details?
Your DJ will go over all of your paperwork with you and provide you with a time frame. We like to have your paperwork back at least two weeks before your wedding; there's a $50.00 fee if we don't get back within the two weeks required. We also accommodate last minute bookings.
Can we submit a “Do Not Play” list?
You can do that as well. We understand there may be certain types of music or songs you do not want to hear. We can accommodate that.
When do you arrive to set up for our wedding?
We make every effort to arrive at your location ONE TO TWO HOUR before the event start time. Please provide us with the name of the contact person we will be speaking with upon arrival at the wedding venue.
What will you wear to our wedding?
We always attend weddings and formal events wearing a dress suit or the like. Pictures of our DJ and how he is dressed can be seen on our website. Extreme weather may be a determining factor in how your DJ will be dressed. Feel free to discuss any concerns involving dress codes with us.
How much of a deposit is required to secure our date?
We require a deposit of 50% of the total services rendered to book your date. We sometimes allow our clients to save a few bucks by making informal payment arrangements or paying in full.
What is included in the cost of my event?
We have many packages to choose from, or we can also build a Custom Wedding Package that suits your needs.
How much would you charge for overtime?
If you would like your DJ to play past the contracted time, there will be a fee of $150 per hour, due immediately upon request. Our DJ will make every effort to honor requests for additional playing time but cannot guarantee availability.
What do you require from us?
Our DJ will require a few things that you’ll need to provide them to be successful. These things are listed on the document title " WEDDING DJ QUESTIONNAIRE ." This document will be included in your Bridal Registration Packet.
Do you take any breaks?
One of the significant advantages to using a DJ instead of a band is that a DJ does not need to take breaks outside of using the restroom and possibly eating a meal quickly and discreetly. If your DJ happens to step out of the DJ booth for a moment, the music will be programmed accordingly, and it will be as if the DJ had never stepped out.
What kind of equipment do you use?
We always DJ with Industry-standard professional quality equipment and software.
Do you have a wireless microphone?
Yes, We include a wireless microphone for you're wedding officiant and one to be used during the reception for announcements and toasting, and have wireless speakers to avoid cords or for outdoor ceremonies.
Do you have a light show?
Yes, we offer lighting to create a fun atmosphere for you and your guests. Essential dance floor lighting is included with every package. We also have many other lighting upgrades available.
Do you attend or help us coordinate our wedding rehearsal?
Under normal circumstances, we don't need to attend the rehearsal. However, If you would like us to help with the wedding rehearsal, we certainly can if we are available. Please keep in mind that any extra expenses incurred by your DJ will be passed on to the client to make this possible.
What if we need to reschedule or cancel the wedding?
Depending on our current schedule, we may or may not be able to accommodate your new date if you are rescheduling. There is a $75 fee to move your date and redo the entertainment contract. Our cancellation policy can be viewed on our service agreement.
What if we suddenly get bad weather on our wedding date?
We will make every effort possible to make it to you're wedding. In the event, you think that, you may need to reschedule. We will do our best to fit your new date into our schedule.
If you have any other questions, feel free to contact us.