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Choice Entertainment

Richmond, Charlottesville, Dc, Va Beach, All Of Virginia! , VA
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LOCATION

10035 Sliding Hill Rd, Suite #200
Richmond, Charlottesville, DC, Va Beach, All of Virginia!, VA 23005 US (map)

PHONE

804-788-4603

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

For 25 years Choice Entertainment has been growing strong with thousands of happy brides and clients! Because DJ/MCs are the 'brand ambassador' for your big day, we train all of our... Read more
For 25 years Choice Entertainment has been growing strong with thousands of happy brides and clients! Because DJ/MCs are the 'brand ambassador' for your big day, we train all of our DJ/MCs to be professional, thorough, and creative guides for your event. According to Choice owner, Bill Gilliam, “We work hard to raise our client's expectations about what a DJ/MC should be. Then on wedding day, we go above and beyond to ensure flawless, fun, and stress-free events time and time again.”

Professional Disc Jockeys Choice DJ’s have been recognized as the best by customers, wedding professionals,the readers of Richmond Magazine and WeddingWire.com users year after year!! So what makes Choice DJ’s so different?

Experience – 10 to 20 years and the savvy gained from hundreds of receptions is typical.

Training -- Learning from the best in the business ensures a flow of new ideas for personalizing receptions and consistently flawless performances.

Preparation – Key to success! Choice DJ’s meet with clients IN PERSON to offer ideas for a smooth event schedule and music playlist (and DO NOT playlist too)!

Professionalism – There will be no surprises, unprofessional behavior or embarrassing moments.

Great Bands Live musicians can add romance and excitement to a reception. Choice represents dozens of the best acts, from elegant classical and jazz combos, to exciting dance bands. Choice consultants are there (in-person, by phone and on-line) to help narrow the huge number of options to one that fits perfectly…

Our advice is always FREE... call us and pick our brains for ideas!!!

Our service goes well beyond just helping you find a band. Once you have secured a contract with the band for your reception, we will send you an event planning tool exclusive to Choice Entertainment. The Choice Planning Guide is a comprehensive guide to communicating the vision of your reception to the band leader. In it you will find options and ideas for just about every aspect of your reception you can think of and some you could never imagine. We will be with you right up to the wedding date to offer advice, answer questions, and make sure your big day is anxiety free.

Entertainment Insurance Unfortunately, there is no such thing! Choice offers peace of mind that is almost as good. Deposits paid stay safely in an escrow account – a solid contract with reputable artists means the entertainers will be there – the 24 hour, Choice Emergency Line has helped to maintain a 100% performance record on all Choice weddings...100% after 25 years totally ROCKS!!

The Value Sometimes it costs a little more to hire true professionals. DJs charge what they are worth. The extra expense might make the difference between a party and the celebration of a lifetime. Finding the best value all starts with a call to Choice Entertainment. Read less
DJ , Band , Rentals & Photobooths

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INFO FOR BAND

Are you an agency or a band?
Agency
How many musicians are in your band(s)?
1-3, 4-6, 7+
What genres of music does (do) your band(s) play?
Acoustic, Big Band, Blues, Caribbean, Classic Rock, Classical, Country, Dance, Folk, Funk, Gospel, Hip Hop, International, Jazz, Latin, Motown, Oldies, Orchestra, Pop, Punk Rock, R&B/Soul, Reggae, Rock, Strings, Swing, Top 40
What music services do you provide?
Bilingual MC, Ceremony Music, Cocktail Hour Music, Instrumentals, Karaoke Services, Learning New Songs, Liability Insurance, MC, Music During Breaks, Reception Music, Rehearsal Dinner Music, Sample Performances, Vocals, Willing to Travel
What items are available?
Gobo Projector, Lighting, Microphones, Sound/PA System

INFO FOR DJ

What music genres do you specialize in?
Country, Electronic, Hip Hop, International, Jazz, Oldies, Pop, R&B/Soul, Rock, Top 40
What services do you offer?
Bilingual MC, Consultation, Do-Not-Play List, Karaoke, Liability Insurance, MC, One Event/Day
What additional equipment do you offer?
Flat Screen, Microphones, Photobooth, Projector, Sound/PA System, Uplighting

INFO FOR RENTALS & PHOTOBOOTHS

What event items are available?
Audio Equipment, Lights, Photobooth
What photobooth items are available?
CD/DVD of Images, Enclosed Booth, Prints, Props, Social Media Integration

REVIEWS

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Hope
Wedding:
7/31/2016
5.0/5.0
My fiancé and I booked Chase Capo for our upcoming wedding in July. We are so excited to have him be apart of our big day. Jennifer Gilliam is so helpful and such a wonderful resource. Make sure to contact Choice Entertainment if you need a DJ for your upcoming event. They host "Meet the DJ Night" events and it is a wonderful event to attend to get a feel for the DJ you will love the best to be the MC at your event.
My fiancé and I booked Chase Capo for our upcoming wedding in July. We are so excited to have him be apart of our big day. Read more...
My fiancé and I booked Chase Capo for our upcoming wedding in July. We are so excited to have him be apart of our big day. Jennifer Gilliam is so helpful and such a wonderful resource. Make sure to contact Choice Entertainment if you need a DJ for your upcoming event. They host "Meet the DJ Night" events and it is a wonderful event to attend to get a feel for the DJ you will love the best to be the MC at your event. Read less
Services Used: DJ
Choice Entertainment responded with the following comments:

Thanks Hope! I shared this with Chase and Jennifer...they are blushing! We look forward to working with you!!! Bill Gilliam
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Overall seemed really good. Our particular DJ appeared to want a mre structured "tell me exaclty what you want" kind of relationship. We were very flexible looking to use his experience and judement, so there was a slight disconnect. Some of the song transitions were a little rough, but again that could be attributed to jis want of more detailed structure and our loose "we trust you to make it work" attitude.

With that being said, we were still very happy with the services provided. They were very willing to work within our budget and we would recommend them to anyone looking for a DJ.

Only advice, as stated earlier, would be to just be clear with the DJ and make sure he is clear with you on the level of involvement he has and what songs to play when/transitions etc. We didn't have a lot of time in our schedule to meet and plan with him, hence why we were trusting more in his experience. A couple more meetings and maybe some better planning on both our parts might have made things a little smoother.
Overall seemed really good. Our particular DJ appeared to want a mre structured "tell me exaclty what you want" kind of Read more...
Overall seemed really good. Our particular DJ appeared to want a mre structured "tell me exaclty what you want" kind of relationship. We were very flexible looking to use his experience and judement, so there was a slight disconnect. Some of the song transitions were a little rough, but again that could be attributed to jis want of more detailed structure and our loose "we trust you to make it work" attitude.

With that being said, we were still very happy with the services provided. They were very willing to work within our budget and we would recommend them to anyone looking for a DJ.

Only advice, as stated earlier, would be to just be clear with the DJ and make sure he is clear with you on the level of involvement he has and what songs to play when/transitions etc. We didn't have a lot of time in our schedule to meet and plan with him, hence why we were trusting more in his experience. A couple more meetings and maybe some better planning on both our parts might have made things a little smoother. Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Holly
Wedding:
4/30/2016
5.0/5.0
One of the must haves for helping plan our daughter's wedding was to use vendors with stellar referrals, and Choice Entertainment was one vendor highly recommended by a work colleague. Since we "didn't know what we didn't know", Choice Entertainment's kind suggestion for the engaged couple to attend a DJ night to preview DJ styles was wise. Our daughter and son-in-law knew immediately that DJ Justin Everson was a perfect fit. Then when they met for their consultation and he helped guide them through what they wanted, they were sold! The entire experience made things so easy for us! Reception was wonderful, Justin was professional, charming, kept the evening moving on time, and best of all had the entire room on the dance floor several times throughout the night! When your guests make a point to tell you the music and DJ were wonderful, you know it was a success!
One of the must haves for helping plan our daughter's wedding was to use vendors with stellar referrals, and Choice Read more...
One of the must haves for helping plan our daughter's wedding was to use vendors with stellar referrals, and Choice Entertainment was one vendor highly recommended by a work colleague. Since we "didn't know what we didn't know", Choice Entertainment's kind suggestion for the engaged couple to attend a DJ night to preview DJ styles was wise. Our daughter and son-in-law knew immediately that DJ Justin Everson was a perfect fit. Then when they met for their consultation and he helped guide them through what they wanted, they were sold! The entire experience made things so easy for us! Reception was wonderful, Justin was professional, charming, kept the evening moving on time, and best of all had the entire room on the dance floor several times throughout the night! When your guests make a point to tell you the music and DJ were wonderful, you know it was a success! Read less
Services Used: DJ
Choice Entertainment responded with the following comments:

Holly,
Thanks for your kind words about our company and Justin Everson! He is rapidly becoming one of our most in-demand DJs because of reviews like yours.
Thank you!
Bill Gilliam
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Ann
Wedding:
4/2/2016
5.0/5.0
Bill Gilliam was wonderful, professional, personality plus! He listens to your ideas and offers suggestions if you want. He knows music, all genres!
Bill Gilliam was wonderful, professional, personality plus! He listens to your ideas and offers suggestions if you want. Read more...
Bill Gilliam was wonderful, professional, personality plus! He listens to your ideas and offers suggestions if you want. He knows music, all genres! Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Bill was an excellent DJ. He was very accommodating during the planning. He offered suggestions where needed, and really helped make our special day perfect. He kept the crowd entertained and engaged the entire night.
Bill was an excellent DJ. He was very accommodating during the planning. He offered suggestions where needed, and really Read more...
Bill was an excellent DJ. He was very accommodating during the planning. He offered suggestions where needed, and really helped make our special day perfect. He kept the crowd entertained and engaged the entire night. Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Jaime
Wedding:
3/26/2016
5.0/5.0
We hired Rick from Choice Entertainment and he did an amazing job! He had everyone up and dancing. He did a great job with all the little details as well. Thank you Rick for making our wedding perfect!
We hired Rick from Choice Entertainment and he did an amazing job! He had everyone up and dancing. He did a great job with Read more...
We hired Rick from Choice Entertainment and he did an amazing job! He had everyone up and dancing. He did a great job with all the little details as well. Thank you Rick for making our wedding perfect! Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Rachel
Wedding:
3/19/2016
5.0/5.0
Wayne really did a great job! He kept our guests involved and really helped keep the vibe going all night. I really enjoyed working with him!
Wayne really did a great job! He kept our guests involved and really helped keep the vibe going all night. I really Read more...
Wayne really did a great job! He kept our guests involved and really helped keep the vibe going all night. I really enjoyed working with him! Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Meredith
Wedding:
3/5/2016
5.0/5.0
Reggie was the perfect DJ for our wedding day. We had it narrowed down to 2 DJ's at Choice and Reggie's charisma blew me away. He was friendly and personable and knew his stuff. I was adamant about not having line dances (or Beyonce) and he happily obliged. He was able to keep all of our guests (ages 16-90) on the dance floor all night long. I highly recommend Reggie for your wedding.
Reggie was the perfect DJ for our wedding day. We had it narrowed down to 2 DJ's at Choice and Reggie's charisma blew me Read more...
Reggie was the perfect DJ for our wedding day. We had it narrowed down to 2 DJ's at Choice and Reggie's charisma blew me away. He was friendly and personable and knew his stuff. I was adamant about not having line dances (or Beyonce) and he happily obliged. He was able to keep all of our guests (ages 16-90) on the dance floor all night long. I highly recommend Reggie for your wedding. Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Erica
Wedding:
12/19/2015
5.0/5.0
We used DJ Rick Pfamatter for our wedding at the John Marshall Ballrooms on 12/19/2015. From the very first time we met Rick until the day of the event, he was very professional and put forth a great deal of effort to make sure that our event ran super smoothly and was everything that we wanted. He played all of our "must play" songs, compiled a detailed program for the order of events at the reception and provided this to our venue coordinator, and was very engaging to our guests throughout the event. Choice Entertainment promises professionalism and a great event, and their extensive experience in the event industry ensures that they are able to keep that promise! We would recommend Rick to any couple who wants a great DJ/MC for their wedding and he will not disappoint!
We used DJ Rick Pfamatter for our wedding at the John Marshall Ballrooms on 12/19/2015. From the very first time we met Read more...
We used DJ Rick Pfamatter for our wedding at the John Marshall Ballrooms on 12/19/2015. From the very first time we met Rick until the day of the event, he was very professional and put forth a great deal of effort to make sure that our event ran super smoothly and was everything that we wanted. He played all of our "must play" songs, compiled a detailed program for the order of events at the reception and provided this to our venue coordinator, and was very engaging to our guests throughout the event. Choice Entertainment promises professionalism and a great event, and their extensive experience in the event industry ensures that they are able to keep that promise! We would recommend Rick to any couple who wants a great DJ/MC for their wedding and he will not disappoint! Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Kathleen
Wedding:
12/5/2015
5.0/5.0
We hired Chase Capo of Black Tie DJ as our acoustic guitarist during our wedding ceremony. He was AMAZING. Super easy to work with, and gorgeous acoustic music. He even stayed longer and played during our cocktail hour to keep the fun going! We would definitely recommend Chase as a musician and wonderful addition to any wedding.
We hired Chase Capo of Black Tie DJ as our acoustic guitarist during our wedding ceremony. He was AMAZING. Super easy to Read more...
We hired Chase Capo of Black Tie DJ as our acoustic guitarist during our wedding ceremony. He was AMAZING. Super easy to work with, and gorgeous acoustic music. He even stayed longer and played during our cocktail hour to keep the fun going! We would definitely recommend Chase as a musician and wonderful addition to any wedding. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music

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