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Chagrin Valley Entertainment

Aurora , OH

LOCATION

900 Brookfield Drive
Aurora, OH 44202 US (map)

PHONE

330-348-9465

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Owned and operated by a working Cleveland broadcaster and educator, we cater to your every need! We meet with you ahead of time to ensure every detail is letter perfect!! Your day should... Read more
Owned and operated by a working Cleveland broadcaster and educator, we cater to your every need! We meet with you ahead of time to ensure every detail is letter perfect!! Your day should be the way you want it! From the first meeting to the last dance, we help you design your perfect wedding reception. Need ceremony music? No problem. Need help planning reception events? No problem. Need help with a first dance song? Got you covered. Whether you have everything set or have no ideas, we work with you. We would be honored to be a part of your special day! Read less
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PHOTOS

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INFO FOR DJ

What music genres are in your collection?
50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, Big Band, Classic Rock, Country, Dance, Funk, Hip Hop, Jazz, Motown, Oldies, Pop, R&B, Rock, Soul
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Is there a limit to the amount of music that can be requested?
There is NO LIMIT to requests! We'll play it all!
What is your usual attire?
For most weddings, We wear tuxedos. We will come attired in any way you choose.
If you do not have one of the songs pre-requested by the client, do you require that they provide it?
In the unlikely event that we are unable to acquire the song or songs, we may ask the client to provide.
How many other DJs do you work with?
We are a solo dj company.
What is the minimum amount of time you will DJ for?
There is no minimum time.
Is the client able to meet the DJ before booking?
We insist on it! It is our belief that a bride (or groom) should be comfortable with the DJ. This person is trusted with the biggest day of her life. There HAS to be a good relationship between bride and DJ.
Can the client submit a do-not-play list?
Sure. We certainly don't want to play songs that have bad memories or are offensive. We'll want to identify those songs (or any others they don't want)
Do you bring your own equipment?
Yes.
What (if any) special equipment, such as disco balls or lighting, is offered with your service?
We will bring any additional equipment that the client desires.
How much time do you usually need to set up? Do you require that the site or client provide a table for you to set up on?
We typically arrive about an hour before the start of an event.
Do you have any extra space requirements?
We really don't take up too much room. We only need a 6ft table.
Do you have a sign or banner that you use at events?
We have a banner that we attach to the table. However, we won't use it if the client asks us not to.
Do you usually emcee the event or talk between songs?
As professional broadcasters, we are certainly capable of filling the emcee role. However, we are not in the business of gabbing on and on. The less time we are talking, the more songs we can play.
How would you motivate the crowd if no one is dancing?
Honestly, our aim is to not have that occur. With the aresenal of songs at our disposal, there is something for everyone.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
Having fun shouldn't require a break, right? We don't run off and leave everyone to fend for themselves. As far as meals are concerned, while we appreciate the offer of a meal, we do not reqiure it.
Will you arrange for recorded music to play during your breaks?
Typically, we play a selection of music during cocktails and dinner.
What is your backup plan in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
We have a stable of DJs who work with us. We have NEVER had an instance where a DJ was unavailable. Should it occur, we will provide a capable replacement.
Do you book yourself for more than one event in a day?
Typically, we book only one per day.
What is your overtime rate?
Our rate is determined on a case by case basis.
Do you charge for travel expenses? If yes, how much do you charge?
Unless we are moving out of the Metro Cleveland/Akron area, we don't charge a premium. If we do travel, we charge a nominal fee.
What is the required deposit to secure your services?
We require a flat $200.00 non-refundable deposit.

REVIEWS

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Brian
Wedding:
10/13/2012
5.0/5.0
Highly recommended! Gary is an awesome guy to deal with. He made our wedding day perfect!
Highly recommended! Gary is an awesome guy to deal with. He made our wedding day perfect!
Highly recommended! Gary is an awesome guy to deal with. He made our wedding day perfect! Read less
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Carrie
Wedding:
10/5/2012
4.9/5.0
Though I have never been married before until now, I had attended many weddings and though the music was always good, the Djs appeared to be boring. I love how Gary took side notes of each person in our wedding party and let our guests who may not have known any of them otherwise, feel like they knew them and why they were about of our special day. The music was good, the atmosphere remained fun, and I feel a DJ is what makes the reception perfect, and it truly was!
Though I have never been married before until now, I had attended many weddings and though the music was always good, the Read more...
Though I have never been married before until now, I had attended many weddings and though the music was always good, the Djs appeared to be boring. I love how Gary took side notes of each person in our wedding party and let our guests who may not have known any of them otherwise, feel like they knew them and why they were about of our special day. The music was good, the atmosphere remained fun, and I feel a DJ is what makes the reception perfect, and it truly was! Read less
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Christina
Wedding:
8/11/2012
5.0/5.0
Our wedding location was unique, my husband was moving to Toronto (my hometown) so we wanted to celebrate our marriage in his hometown (Vermilion, OH). This way his family and friends could easily attend!

This would make the ceremony, day and reception very special, but the wedding planning from another city would be difficult.

Insert Heidzillas, the wedding planning company that put everything together for us AND RECOMMENDED GARY WENNER as our DJ.

We hired him after one phone conversation (which sealed the deal right away, his genuine interest on making the day about the couple and the guests came through).

What we didn't know is that he also has a classy, vintage and epic repertoire of songs that went right with our theme. We had emailed him a couple of ideas of 'songs through the century' and not only had he heard of the obscure ones, but he also loved them!

We finally got to meet Gary one week before the wedding..was it a huge risk to not have ever have met him and know the day was coming so soon? SUPER YES. DID WE FEEL THAT HE HAD EVERYTHING IN CONTROL, we ware in awesome hands? YES!!!! At the meeting he expressed his musical ideas for the reception (again right with our line of thinking), his high standards/level of class (believing there are songs not appropriate for weddings) and even added some extras (asking for 'one liners' about the wedding party to add some 'spice' to the party's entrance).

Gary even took the time to come to our reception and go through everything the night before (even though there was a threat of rain- he even took his equipment).

The night went by swimmingly; I've never seen so many smiles on our friends and family's faces and HONESTLY never seen so many people EAGER to dance..there was no dragging of people on to the dance floor-they were running TO the dance floor!

Thank you Gary for making our day EVEN THAT MORE SPECIAL!

All the best, from Canada- Justin and Christina Kurth
Our wedding location was unique, my husband was moving to Toronto (my hometown) so we wanted to celebrate our marriage in Read more...
Our wedding location was unique, my husband was moving to Toronto (my hometown) so we wanted to celebrate our marriage in his hometown (Vermilion, OH). This way his family and friends could easily attend!

This would make the ceremony, day and reception very special, but the wedding planning from another city would be difficult.

Insert Heidzillas, the wedding planning company that put everything together for us AND RECOMMENDED GARY WENNER as our DJ.

We hired him after one phone conversation (which sealed the deal right away, his genuine interest on making the day about the couple and the guests came through).

What we didn't know is that he also has a classy, vintage and epic repertoire of songs that went right with our theme. We had emailed him a couple of ideas of 'songs through the century' and not only had he heard of the obscure ones, but he also loved them!

We finally got to meet Gary one week before the wedding..was it a huge risk to not have ever have met him and know the day was coming so soon? SUPER YES. DID WE FEEL THAT HE HAD EVERYTHING IN CONTROL, we ware in awesome hands? YES!!!! At the meeting he expressed his musical ideas for the reception (again right with our line of thinking), his high standards/level of class (believing there are songs not appropriate for weddings) and even added some extras (asking for 'one liners' about the wedding party to add some 'spice' to the party's entrance).

Gary even took the time to come to our reception and go through everything the night before (even though there was a threat of rain- he even took his equipment).

The night went by swimmingly; I've never seen so many smiles on our friends and family's faces and HONESTLY never seen so many people EAGER to dance..there was no dragging of people on to the dance floor-they were running TO the dance floor!

Thank you Gary for making our day EVEN THAT MORE SPECIAL!

All the best, from Canada- Justin and Christina Kurth Read less
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jackieb1022
Wedding:
10/22/2011
5.0/5.0
Working with Gary through Chagrin Valley Entertainment was a wonderful experience! Everything from our initial meeting to the big day was a great experience. Gary took our wedding reception in his hands and made sure everything ran smoothly letting us relax and enjoy our big day completely stress free! We had people commenting on how much they enjoyed the music throughout the night. Everything from the dinner music to the dancing music was perfect. People did not want to leave the dance floor! I would highly recommend Chagrin Valley Entertainment for all your DJ needs!
Working with Gary through Chagrin Valley Entertainment was a wonderful experience! Everything from our initial meeting to Read more...
Working with Gary through Chagrin Valley Entertainment was a wonderful experience! Everything from our initial meeting to the big day was a great experience. Gary took our wedding reception in his hands and made sure everything ran smoothly letting us relax and enjoy our big day completely stress free! We had people commenting on how much they enjoyed the music throughout the night. Everything from the dinner music to the dancing music was perfect. People did not want to leave the dance floor! I would highly recommend Chagrin Valley Entertainment for all your DJ needs! Read less
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courtney_barth
Wedding:
8/19/2011
5.0/5.0
Gary did an excellent job! I would definitely recommend him to family and friends.
Gary did an excellent job! I would definitely recommend him to family and friends.
Gary did an excellent job! I would definitely recommend him to family and friends. Read less
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rkgreen78
Wedding:
7/16/2011
5.0/5.0
Gary went out of his way to make sure our wedding was everything we wanted and more. He was not only the dj at our reception but also was the leader of the party & perfect task manager. He was sure to step us aside to let us know the timeline until first dance, cake cutting, etc. which was a huge stressor off our shoulders. We would recommend Gary for everyone and have received countless number of compliments about the awesome party atmosphere. Thank you so much for your great work!
Gary went out of his way to make sure our wedding was everything we wanted and more. He was not only the dj at our Read more...
Gary went out of his way to make sure our wedding was everything we wanted and more. He was not only the dj at our reception but also was the leader of the party & perfect task manager. He was sure to step us aside to let us know the timeline until first dance, cake cutting, etc. which was a huge stressor off our shoulders. We would recommend Gary for everyone and have received countless number of compliments about the awesome party atmosphere. Thank you so much for your great work! Read less
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mesabi77
Wedding:
7/2/2011
5.0/5.0
Gary helped make our day truly special. I would recommend him and his team to anyone planning a wedding.

So many wedding DJs ooze with smarminess and condescension. Gary, however, balances professionalism and maturity with good clean fun.
Gary helped make our day truly special. I would recommend him and his team to anyone planning a wedding.

So many Read more...
Gary helped make our day truly special. I would recommend him and his team to anyone planning a wedding.

So many wedding DJs ooze with smarminess and condescension. Gary, however, balances professionalism and maturity with good clean fun. Read less
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jon2dope1987
Wedding:
6/18/2011
5.0/5.0
Gary was a great DJ. He worked with us before hand to make sure that he had every detail we wanted to include in our wedding reception. When the big day finally came he was very professional, played great music, and got people out onto the dance floor! We had so many compliments on how great our wedding was and without a great DJ like Gary that would not have been possible.
Gary was a great DJ. He worked with us before hand to make sure that he had every detail we wanted to include in our Read more...
Gary was a great DJ. He worked with us before hand to make sure that he had every detail we wanted to include in our wedding reception. When the big day finally came he was very professional, played great music, and got people out onto the dance floor! We had so many compliments on how great our wedding was and without a great DJ like Gary that would not have been possible. Read less
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JR
Wedding:
7/9/2010
4.7/5.0
DJ was honest and was willing to work with our tastes and very flexible in our song choices.
DJ was honest and was willing to work with our tastes and very flexible in our song choices.
DJ was honest and was willing to work with our tastes and very flexible in our song choices. Read less
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jhart109
Wedding:
10/21/2009
4.8/5.0
I enjoyed working with Chagrin Valley Entertainment and I would hire them for another event in the future. They were professional, personable and truly understood what I was looking for. I recommend them to anyone who is looking for a DJ who will make their day special!
I enjoyed working with Chagrin Valley Entertainment and I would hire them for another event in the future. They were Read more...
I enjoyed working with Chagrin Valley Entertainment and I would hire them for another event in the future. They were professional, personable and truly understood what I was looking for. I recommend them to anyone who is looking for a DJ who will make their day special! Read less
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