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. Our goal is to make it an event your guests talk about for years. 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 day the Best. One. Ever!
How do we do it? Let’s start with some 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 the best venues in Columbus. From an intimate ceremony of 40 of your closest friends and family at the Kitchen in German Village to an all-out, 400 person crazy-go-nuts at Walter Commons in Bexley, we’ve been there and we know how to make it a party!
You also need someone behind the scenes making sure things are happening when and where they should be. That shouldn’t be you, that should be one of us. We’re the ones with the mic, we’re the ones who are going get things going. Let us worry about that while you enjoy the day. From creating timelines to executing them night of, we’re there from the beginning to make sure you don’t need to bother about when the toasts are going to happen or if you’re supposed to be cutting the cake right now. We’ll keep you posted about the flow of events and we’ll keep things to the order you want them. We’ll also work with all of your other vendors to make sure everyone’s on the same page, executing the night as you had it planned. It’s your day and it only happens once–enjoy 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. This is the kind of service we give at every event, every time:
Professional, all digital sound system. Uncle Buddy and his crate of CDs aren’t going to be showing up.
Wireless microphones for toasts/events. Cords make a mess, nobody needs that.
100% cheese-free experience. No Chicken Dance, Hokey Pokey, or Macarena. Unless you insist. We’ll do it, but we’ll definitely judge you.
Complete customization of all events and music using our custom-built, online planning system.
No charge for equipment set-up and removal. You don’t need to pay us to do our job, so we can do our job.
Back up. Of everything. If a drive fails, a speaker explodes or a DJ dies, we’ve got a replacement ready to go.
Experienced DJ/Emcees. Each of us has performed at an absolute minimum of 50 weddings.
Familiarity with your venue. We’ve been to just about every venue in Central Ohio and we’ve been there more than once.
Over 330,000 songs!! (The largest digital collection in Ohio!) If we don’t have it, we’ll buy it.
Reception planning assistance, including detailed timelines and song choices, all accessible online 24/7.
A $1,000,000 liability insurance policy.
We’re not the only ones who think we’re great! (Winners of the 2011, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 & 2018 Wedding Wire Bride’s/Couple’s Choice Awards AND the 2013, 14, 15, 16, 17 & 2018 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 don’t forget about our additional services available, like photo booths, up lighting and photography!
HOW DOES THE PROCESS WORK?
After you’ve 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 use test123 as the username and password.
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 one. And we’re sure you’ve checked around–if you’re like us, you get thrown off with some of the “packages” that our competitors offer. So, we’ll keep it simple–you have enough to worry about on that special day.
Our wedding package is $695 for up to 5 hours for most dates (Fridays and Sundays year-round as well as Saturdays November-March) and $895 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 get around and tend to book 9 to 18 months in advance for prime dates, though we do have cancellations from time to time, so it doesn’t hurt to ask us if your date is close. As of October 2018, we have over 400 weddings booked for this year with most Saturdays completely gone! 2019 is filing fast and there are even some…enthusiastic planners…asking about 2020–contact us ASAP!
Because of our extremely busy schedule, email is the fastest way to reach us @ firstname.lastname@example.org or through our Request Information Form. If you really want, give us a call at our office! 614-707-7671 We’re there by appointment only, though, so no promises if someone is going to pick up.