Weddings with Buckeye Entertainment
Your wedding is a once-in-a-lifetime event, and we strive to do everything in our power to make it as perfect as you’ve imagined and make it an event your guests will talk about for years to come. Buckeye Entertainment is the most-recommended wedding DJ in Central Ohio, and the fact that we consistently win awards like Wedding Wire’s Couple’s Choice and the Knot’s Best of Weddings year after year (15 times, to be exact!) is proof that we know how to make your wedding the Best. One. Ever!
How do we do it? Let’s start with our experience. We’ve collectively DJ’d thousands of weddings in Columbus, have performed at nearly every venue in Central Ohio AND we are on the preferred list at over a dozen of the best venues in Columbus. From an intimate ceremony of 40 of your closest friends and family at La Scala in Dublin to an all-out 400 person reception at Walter Commons in Bexley, we’ve been there and we know how to make it a party!
The other part to a successful wedding is having someone to make sure things are happening when and where they should be happening. From creating timelines to executing them night of, we’re there from the beginning to the end to make sure you don’t have to worry about when the toasts are going to happen or when you’re supposed to be cutting the cake. We’re there behind the scenes making it happen. We’ll also work with all of your other vendors to make sure we’re all on the same page and executing the night as you had planned. It’s your day–you should get married and then be enjoying yourself. Leave the rest up to us!
WHAT MAKES US THE BEST OF THE BEST?
We’ll work with you to make your wedding completely yours. No two weddings are ever the same. However, there are no do-overs in the wedding industry. We have to get it right the first time, because there is no second time. Here’s a list of things we provide at every event we do:
Professional, all digital sound system. Long gone are the days of skipping CDs and vinyl.
Wireless microphones for toasts/events
100% cheese-free experience. No Chicken Dance or Hokey Pokey at this company!
Complete customization of all events and music using our custom-built online planning system
No charge for equipment set-up and removal
Experienced back-up DJs on call
Experienced DJ/Emcees, each having performed at an absolute minimum of 50 weddings (we have a staff of 7 full-time DJs)
Familiarity with your event location. We’ve been to pretty much every venue in Central Ohio many times over!
Over 300,000 songs!! (The largest digital collection in Ohio!) And if we don’t have it, we’ll buy it.
Reception planning assistance, including detailed timelines and song choices, all accessible online 24/7
Back-up equipment brought to every event, including backup hard drives and media
A $1,000,000 liability insurance policy
Award-winning service (Winners of the 2011, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 & 17 Wedding Wire Bride’s/Couple’s Choice Awards AND the 2013, 14, 15, 16 & 17 Knot Best of Weddings Award, as well as The Knot Hall of Fame!!)
Peace of mind, knowing that we are members of the most respected DJ association in America, the American Disc Jockey Association
And finally, we have been approved by the National Wedding Council as a Certified Wedding Vendor!
And don’t forget about our additional services available, like photo booths, up lighting and photography!
HOW DOES THE PROCESS WORK?
After you have confirmed an available date with us, our available DJ will personally meet with you at our office in Upper Arlington to talk about your wedding, go over the contract, and get to know each other. Assuming you’d like to book us, our retainer to reserve your date is $150 applied towards the final balance.
We have planning guides to help you, as well as song suggestions for various parts of the reception. It’s all done online from our event planning website and is accessible 24/7. If you’d like to check out our planner, go to www.buckeyeentertainmentplanning.com and enter user name test123 and password test123.
Remember, everything is under your control–this is your day! You can have as much or as little involvement in the process as you’d like. We are there to help you plan and to make sure your guests have a great time!
We get that weddings are expensive. We try to give the best service in the city, but we don’t want to drain your wedding fund just to pay for us–there’s a lot that goes into a wedding, not *just* the DJ. So we’ve priced ourselves to be as affordable as possible so that you’ve still got money in your budget for that 5-tiered cake you’ve been eyeing or that Vera Wang wedding dress. We want to be your favorite wedding vendor, but we don’t want to be your most expensive wedding vendor. And we’re sure you’ve checked around–and if you’re like us, you get confused at some of the “packages” that our competitors offer. So we keep it simple–you have enough to worry about on that special day.
Our wedding package is $595 for up to 5 hours for non-peak dates (Fridays and Sundays year-round as well as Saturdays November-March) and $695 on Saturdays from April-October!
Each additional hour beyond 5 hours is $95. That’s it! Everything for a successful event is included–wireless microphones for toasts and events, LED dance floor lighting (if you’d like) and unlimited consultations are no additional charge.
Ceremonies are no additional charge if they are in the same location (room) as your reception! Otherwise ceremonies are only an additional $95!
We tend to book 6 months to over 18 months in advance! And as of July 2017, we have over 400 weddings booked for this year with most Saturdays completely booked! 2018 weddings are starting to book fast–contact us ASAP!