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You have some more questions and why shouldn’t you, you’re planning the event of a lifetime. But be assured you are not the first. Below are some questions other satisfied customers typically asked us when they first found us. If you do not find the answers you are looking for, then please feel free to contact us directly, we’ll be looking forward to it.
Schedule a quick call on our home page to get all setup! A $300 non-refundable retainer is required to reserve your date. The retainer must be made with a credit or debit card number. We accept Mastercard, Visa, Discover and AMEX.
The balance is due 14 days prior to the event, either by credit card or mailing a check to the office.
Our DJs are unable to accept credit/debit cards the day of your event so if you wish to put a balance on your card, please log into your account to pay online.
We are recommended by most event sites in the Twin Cities and surrounding areas. We understand the acoustical challenges of sites like The Landmark, John P. Furber Farm, Depot Minneapolis, Camrose Hill Flower Farm, J.J. Hill Library, Aria, and The Machine Shop to name a few, as well as the more intimate settings such as The University Club on Summit, The Grand Hotel, and other smaller rooms. Our DJ sound systems are designed to provide the clarity, fullness of sound, and reasonable volume levels for any size venue. (Recommended venues).
Dinner/cocktail music typically consists of light standard and contemporary Jazz and/or Classical artists. However, we encourage you to create an atmosphere that is reflective of your music preferences. Some other choices are classic R&B/Motown, Acoustic Guitar and Contemporary artists, International music, Lounge or electronica/chill styles of music. Any selections you do make should be soft in volume and easy to talk over. We are open to any other suggestions you may have as well.
Our DJ staff is carefully screened and well trained. We are happy to act as an emcee to make sure that the proper introductions and announcements are made but after that we want to involve and entertain your guests through perfect timing and creative placement of the music.
All of our DJs follow the same format as far as style and presentation are concerned but differ in areas of expertise and backgrounds. They are well spoken, educated, successful and interesting people with diverse backgrounds and musical experience. We have male and female DJs so please simply tell us if you have a preference. References are available by request.
The actual DJ is scheduled based on the information and instructions you will provide to us on your On-line Event Planner. The DJ is recommended based on your specific requests, the level of interaction you choose, and familiarity with your site. Scheduling and all other final details are due 6 weeks prior to your date.
Your DJ will be in touch with you via phone to go over all the details you submitted on your online planner approximately 1 week prior to your event. If you have any questions or concerns prior to chatting with your DJ, feel free to contact your Client Representative or our main office.
Out of respect for our clients privacy (and yours should you choose to hire us) we do not schedule live viewings or bring any uninvited guests to our events. Our client management system allows us to tailor our service to your needs. We are happy to consult with you to discuss your ideas and concerns and/or further information to help you make an informed decision.
Ask about our Live Music packages that truly give your guests the best overall presentation at an exceptional value. We work with live musicians to keep your guests entertained non-stop without any breaks in the momentum of your reception. We recommend and work exclusively with most of the top musicians in the area.
We recommend you fill out the planning form, event timeline and song/request list as soon as you know the details of your event, but no later than six weeks prior to your event date.
We offer a wide variety of invitations, programs, gifts, first dance instruction, videography, custom monogram spotlights and mood lighting. We have an invitation specialist who can advise on etiquette, a champion dance instructor who is able to put event the most apprehensive dancers at ease, and a mood lighting specialist who can help transform any reception venue into a magical setting and deliver that extra wow factor.
As a DJ client you will also qualify for discounts on our other services. We believe that specialty services such as Photography, Videography, Event Planning, Floral, Cakes, etc. should be left to the experts and do not act as booking agent for these types of vendors. However, we do have a list of recommended vendors that includes a list of vendors whom we trust and work with often. This philosophy ensures that you, the consumer, will get the best possible service and product at all times.
Absolutely. Ideally, you can provide your DJ with your music in digital format via email, dropbox or google drive. A USB drive or iPod compatibility may be available as well. Please discuss this directly with your DJ during your final phone consultation.
Yes, we have a two million dollar policy that insures us at every venue we perform at. Most hotels and banquet facilities will not allow a DJ service to perform there without this insurance, so make sure whoever you hire is insured for personal liability.
Not a problem, as long as its okay with the facility manager. Just let your DJ know before the scheduled end of the evening if you want to extend your dance time. Please refer to your contract for any required overtime fees.
Yes you can. Our online music listening center allows you to determine which songs you wish to be played. You can also prioritize your selections by making some of them Must Plays.
We are happy to locate up to 5 additional songs for you complimentarily, as long as we can find them from a legal on-line source. We also welcome you to bring some of your own favorite music. Bottom line, we will do what it takes to make you happy.
On average, we can play 17 songs per hour. In a typical dance, an average of 50-60 songs are played depending on the length of your dance as well as traditions and activities selected.
We provide many ceremonies both on and off-site. We are able to provide the actual prelude & ceremony music and a microphone.
Yes you can. We encourage our clients to fill out their questionnaire candidly. This profile allows our clients to determine their DJs level of interaction.
Adagio Djay Entertainment always has back up systems in place to ensure back up DJs and equipment for any event, along with technicians on call day of and during your dance.
Yes. Your DJ is on-site setting up prior the actual event and will be there after it is over taking equipment down–generally a minimum of 8 hours on-site.
Set up and tear down is included. Set up begins one hour prior to guests’ arrival time, which is all we need to be ready. If set up needs to be sooner, please discuss your situation with our office staff.
Our professional sound systems are accommodating and flexible for any venue. We understand that some event sites require special attention to the overall acoustics. Chances are, Adagio Djay Entertainment has been to your facility and has worked with your coordinator. We will make the necessary adjustments that best fit needs of your venue.
Adagio Djay Entertainment has back up systems in place for any event, along with technicians on call day of and during your dance. Chances are things will not break during your dance. We deliver the utmost quality in commercial state-of-the-art disc jockey equipment. However, it is good to know that we have you covered in the rare case that anything were to go wrong.
413 Wacouta Street, Suite 100
Saint Paul, MN 55101
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