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If you were not aware, we won! Thanks to all of your votes, our owner Jason Kelley won Best DJ in Toledo for Book That DJ! We had a great year in 2013 and we plan on having an even better year in 2014!
THANK YOU ALL!!!! and Thank YOU to the Toledo City Paper!
This win means we really need step it up for 2014!
Winning Best DJ in Toledo is a high accommodation that shows how much talent we have on our team. However, no matter how much talent we have, without the support of those behind us we couldn’t have won.
There are many different styles of DJing and Toledo is not short of any. We have: House/D&B/EDM DJs, Club DJs, Scratch DJs, Party DJs, Wedding DJs, Old School DJs, and so much more!
If you’re only one style of DJ, you are still a DJ. We are proud that our Team can fill any need for the different styles. We thrive to be the best at what we do and our clients love us for it.
Jason Kelley has been involved in so many aspects of entertaining; Writing Music, Music Production, Sound Engineering, Performing, Hosting, Emcee-ing, Performance Production, Music Management and much more. Jason started DJing in 2002 and dabbled in it off and on over the next several years. However, it wasn’t until 2009 when his Daughter was born that he really got into crafting his skills. Using what he learned in business school to create an amazing company, Book That DJ was born!
You may or may not know that Book That DJ has been the In House DJ Service for the Oasis Event Center in Downtown Toledo for the past Year. Well, through our Event Expertise and the Marketing/Networking skill of our owner Jason Kelley, we will now be Booking and Managing this Beautiful Banquet Center!
Our Owner Jason Kelley has been in the Events Entertainment business for the past 6 years and along with his partner Laura Spiess they have built our company to great heights. From the Well Known DJ Company to the $2 Chair Covers and Even the other Event Spaces we Manage, our Company is making our mark in the Toledo Area.
This next venture in our company is not only great for us, but also a great step for the Oasis Event Center. With the vast knowledge and skill that our entire team brings to the table, this Premier Banquet Facility will grow exponentially over the next year. From Weddings to Birthday Parties and even some Live Music Special Events for your entertainment, our team of professionals will be bringing you even more enjoyment with the addition to this Beautiful Event Space.
The perfect wedding venue, Oasis Event Center offers guest seating for up to 300, a large stage and a dance floor to make your wedding reception perfect! Check out our photo gallery for ideas for food catering setup and wedding reception hall seating that you want.
The Oasis Event Center banquet hall wedding reception package includes:
Located downtown Toledo, The Oasis Event Center makes it easy to plan your wedding reception from the catering services and catering menu, to the wedding hall setup and seating plan. Call us today for more information and to inquire about available banquet hall dates.
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Starting on Fridays and Saturdays Book That DJ will be at Bar 145 in Toledo, OH. Stop out and enjoy some great food, fun, and festivities. For more information visit our Facebook Page HERE.
At Book That DJ, we thrive on creating fun and memorable weddings! Here are 5 great tips to having the best wedding of the year! Your guests will be talking about how much fun they had and how epic it was for years to come.
Most couples get lost in conversation going around thanking every individual person for coming and this can take up a good portion of your reception. You should most definitely make each person feel like they are important for being there, but there are many ways of doing so. This is where your DJ comes in play. A great way to do this is by Dedicating songs to certain groups of people (not just individuals, others may feel left out) in attendance. Coordinate with the DJ and personally make announcements throughout the evening that way all of your guests feel like you care about them. We have even heard of a couple that had a small cake at every table instead of having one cake at a cake table. Then, after dinner they went around cutting each cake in front of their guests as a way to share a moment with them and thank them for coming. When they clap and congratulate you, you simply thank the whole table and tell them to enjoy the rest of the cake while making your way to the next table.
Make sure your bridal party knows that they aren’t there to just be at the head table and dress alike. Your bridal party can be a very important element of your wedding and too many times they are underutilized. One thing is a fact… when the bridal party is on the Dance Floor, more people come out to the dance floor. Nobody wants to dance alone in front of hundreds of people. The bridal party already has a “Group”. Challenge your bridal party with the task of making sure people have fun. Most of your bridal party usually knows a lot of the guests at the reception, make sure they engage those guests for you as your representatives. Give them games to play with your guests, like trivia. Let them have a say in the music ahead of time. Maybe even get them to choreograph a dance routine to entertain your guests. A fun bridal party makes for an even better wedding reception.
Many couples are already creative and get excited about adding their own personal touch to their wedding day. However, we have found that the focus of creative energy is used primarily on decorations and favors. Not that you should not have creative decorations and favors, we encourage you to take it a step further. Create fun and engaging elements with your guests. Another fun idea to engage your guests that we have seen over the past year is to allow all of your guests to come out for the Bouquet and Garter Toss. Then giving a gift to whomever catches each. Try to think of fun games you can play with your guests, or even hiding their “take home memento” under their seats and having them all reach down and grab it.
Of course you knew this was coming. And rightfully so. The DJ is the MOST IMPORTANT Part of your reception. Many people don’t realize this until it is too late. Your DJ will make or break your wedding. It’s that simple. You can have the best wedding decorations, most elegant banquet hall, or mouth watering food, but if your DJ is terrible, that is all your guests will remember. This works both ways… you can have paper plates and plastic ware in a barn with chicken nuggets, but if your DJ is amazing, you had the Best Wedding Ever! When we say DJ, we don’t just mean the music. A great Wedding DJ not only provides and controls the musical element of the evening perfectly, but also controls the awareness and and fun of the evening. 7 out of 10 weddings, you either cannot hear what the DJ is saying during announcements or what your family/friends are saying during toasts/speeches. If your guests can’t hear what is going on, they will get lost and eventually bored. We here at Book That DJ are also sound engineer qualified specialists. We understand the elements of proper sound function and acoustical elements. Entertaining hundreds of guests of all ages, tastes, and personalities is a very daunting task. It takes more than just music to pull off an epic wedding. Everything has to be perfect. The DJs Personality is one of the most important reasons for selecting a DJ. They have to be able to adapt to all of your guests and be “liked” by your guests in order for them to trust him/her with their fun.
This is your party. This is your celebration. This day is for you to enjoy yourselves. If you can maximize the tips in numbers 2-5 (especially #2), you will have much less stress about what is taking place throughout the evening and much more free time to enjoy yourselves. Everyone wants to see the bride and groom enjoying themselves. Eat, Drink (if you do), Dance, HAVE FUN! Your guests will follow your lead!
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This article was written by: Jason Kelley