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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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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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Rich
Wedding:
10/31/2015
5.0/5.0
Lew did a fantastic job. Not only did he help with suggestions for both the music and schedule of the wedding/reception, but he was very flexible and accommodating as last minute changes arose. Everyone loved the music.
Lew did a fantastic job. Not only did he help with suggestions for both the music and schedule of the wedding/reception, Read more...
Lew did a fantastic job. Not only did he help with suggestions for both the music and schedule of the wedding/reception, but he was very flexible and accommodating as last minute changes arose. Everyone loved the music. Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Miranda
Wedding:
10/24/2015
5.0/5.0
Wayne Smith saved my wedding day.

Seriously. At the end of my rehearsal, my mother in law informed me we needed to have microphones. My officiant preferred not to have one, so we had not planned on it, but she couldn't even hear us on the front row. It was 6pm the night before our wedding. Yikes!! But Wayne had told me at our earlier meeting to plan the reception that if we found ourselves with any needs for the ceremony (we had a string group) to let him know - so I did! He took care of it all in less than 24 hours without any problems (or any more calls to me!) and I couldn't have been happier!!

In addition to his amazing flexibility for our ceremony, Wayne is just great to work with! He made planning the reception music easy and hassle free (important to every busy bride!), had great suggestions, he worked with my mother in law to make a special surprise for my husband (but he asked my permission without giving it away!! - so thoughtful!), he was entertaining but professional - he kept things lively and fun without being the center of attention! We've all been to those weddings where the DJ is a ham and its terrible - you don't have to worry about that with Wayne! He handled difficult/touchy family announcement issues like a champ. My friends and family of all ages are STILL raving about how much fun they had because of him!

I'm sure you can't go wrong with any of Choice's DJs. We met several at their Meet the DJ night, which I highly recommend! They have lots of vendors and giveaways, and have great ideas for your wedding! Wayne wasn't even at that event, but Jennifer at Choice recommended him after talking with us extensively about what we were looking for - they can really guide you to a DJ that meets your style and needs! It was also great that they had options at various price points. They give a wonderful level of comfort with their expertise and their plethora of professionals!
Wayne Smith saved my wedding day.

Seriously. At the end of my rehearsal, my mother in law informed me we needed Read more...
Wayne Smith saved my wedding day.

Seriously. At the end of my rehearsal, my mother in law informed me we needed to have microphones. My officiant preferred not to have one, so we had not planned on it, but she couldn't even hear us on the front row. It was 6pm the night before our wedding. Yikes!! But Wayne had told me at our earlier meeting to plan the reception that if we found ourselves with any needs for the ceremony (we had a string group) to let him know - so I did! He took care of it all in less than 24 hours without any problems (or any more calls to me!) and I couldn't have been happier!!

In addition to his amazing flexibility for our ceremony, Wayne is just great to work with! He made planning the reception music easy and hassle free (important to every busy bride!), had great suggestions, he worked with my mother in law to make a special surprise for my husband (but he asked my permission without giving it away!! - so thoughtful!), he was entertaining but professional - he kept things lively and fun without being the center of attention! We've all been to those weddings where the DJ is a ham and its terrible - you don't have to worry about that with Wayne! He handled difficult/touchy family announcement issues like a champ. My friends and family of all ages are STILL raving about how much fun they had because of him!

I'm sure you can't go wrong with any of Choice's DJs. We met several at their Meet the DJ night, which I highly recommend! They have lots of vendors and giveaways, and have great ideas for your wedding! Wayne wasn't even at that event, but Jennifer at Choice recommended him after talking with us extensively about what we were looking for - they can really guide you to a DJ that meets your style and needs! It was also great that they had options at various price points. They give a wonderful level of comfort with their expertise and their plethora of professionals! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ
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Private User
Wedding:
10/17/2015
5.0/5.0
DJ MIKE BEAN IS THE BEST! He had creative ideas and truly listened to what we want. I am still getting compliments from the music at my wedding. Highly recommend him.
DJ MIKE BEAN IS THE BEST! He had creative ideas and truly listened to what we want. I am still getting compliments from Read more...
DJ MIKE BEAN IS THE BEST! He had creative ideas and truly listened to what we want. I am still getting compliments from the music at my wedding. Highly recommend him. Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We had Mike Bean as our DJ and he was perfect. He did a great job asking questions that we had not thought of in our preliminary meeting. He made our wedding very smooth and easy.
We had Mike Bean as our DJ and he was perfect. He did a great job asking questions that we had not thought of in our Read more...
We had Mike Bean as our DJ and he was perfect. He did a great job asking questions that we had not thought of in our preliminary meeting. He made our wedding very smooth and easy. Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Christianne
Wedding:
10/13/2015
5.0/5.0
Choice Entertainment donated their services to help bless us and celebrate Fairview Farms One Year wedding anniversary. I was so impressed with Bill and his services that he provided! He is committed to making every Bride and Groom or any special event personalized and perfect! He takes time to get to know the couple and pays attention to detail to help make for a awesome night and unforgettable MC! I recommend Choice Entertainment for any occasion their commitment to excellence and professionalism floored me! Thank you again Choice Entertainment for making my wedding one for the books! You will not be disappointed with your experience with CE!
Choice Entertainment donated their services to help bless us and celebrate Fairview Farms One Year wedding anniversary. I Read more...
Choice Entertainment donated their services to help bless us and celebrate Fairview Farms One Year wedding anniversary. I was so impressed with Bill and his services that he provided! He is committed to making every Bride and Groom or any special event personalized and perfect! He takes time to get to know the couple and pays attention to detail to help make for a awesome night and unforgettable MC! I recommend Choice Entertainment for any occasion their commitment to excellence and professionalism floored me! Thank you again Choice Entertainment for making my wedding one for the books! You will not be disappointed with your experience with CE! Read less
Services Used: DJ
Choice Entertainment responded with the following comments:

Christianne and Ben, thanks for your kind words, but more importantly thanks for making me a part of your big day! It was a sweet ceremony and an absolutely joy-filled celebration...and a pretty darn spirited party for a Tuesday night! Best wishes to you both for an awesome new life as a married couple!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Lew Wright and Choice Entertainment did a fantastic job making our wedding memorable!
Lew Wright and Choice Entertainment did a fantastic job making our wedding memorable!
Lew Wright and Choice Entertainment did a fantastic job making our wedding memorable! Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Our DJ Clare was amazing! She was personable and very easy to work with.
Our DJ Clare was amazing! She was personable and very easy to work with.
Our DJ Clare was amazing! She was personable and very easy to work with. Read less
Services Used: DJ, Rentals & Photobooths
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Brian
Wedding:
10/10/2015
5.0/5.0
If youre looking for an incredible MC/DJ in the Richmond area, look no further than Justin Everson and Choice Entertainment! Justin was absolutely fantastic, and far exceeded all of our expectations. Every little detail was perfect, and our guests had an incredible time. From pronouncing many difficult names correctly, to playing the exact music we requested at just the right time, Justin's preparation and attention to detail was truly impressive. We wouldnt change a single thing about his performance, and really cannot thank Choice Entertainment enough for hosting the "Meet the DJ Night" where we got in touch with him. That event is a phenomenal idea, as it gives couples the opportunity to hear many different DJ's in their element at a mock wedding reception. I highly recommend that couples in search of a DJ attend that event, it was a lot of fun! Thanks so much to Choice for connecting us with Justin, he helped make our dream wedding come true.
If youre looking for an incredible MC/DJ in the Richmond area, look no further than Justin Everson and Choice Read more...
If youre looking for an incredible MC/DJ in the Richmond area, look no further than Justin Everson and Choice Entertainment! Justin was absolutely fantastic, and far exceeded all of our expectations. Every little detail was perfect, and our guests had an incredible time. From pronouncing many difficult names correctly, to playing the exact music we requested at just the right time, Justin's preparation and attention to detail was truly impressive. We wouldnt change a single thing about his performance, and really cannot thank Choice Entertainment enough for hosting the "Meet the DJ Night" where we got in touch with him. That event is a phenomenal idea, as it gives couples the opportunity to hear many different DJ's in their element at a mock wedding reception. I highly recommend that couples in search of a DJ attend that event, it was a lot of fun! Thanks so much to Choice for connecting us with Justin, he helped make our dream wedding come true. Read less
Services Used: DJ

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