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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

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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
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 items are available for rental?
Lights, Photo Booth
Do you offer delivery, setup, and breakdown services?
Breakdown, Delivery, Setup

REVIEWS

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Adrian
Wedding:
3/21/2015
5.0/5.0
My wife and I can't say enough great things about Choice Entertainment and our DJ, Eric Cunningham. He provided excellent music and worked seamlessly with our wedding coordinator to provide just the evening we imagined. All of the things we talked about, he provided, including providing the sound for an acoustic/singing performance. A quote from one of my wedding guests during the evening "did you have to pick out all of the music he's playing?" me, "nope, why?" guest, "because he is spot on with this music!". That about sums up our experience, we weren't too specific on types of music, just asked him to read the crowd, and he delivered 100%. If you're in need of a DJ, I highly recommend Eric @ Choice Entertainment.
My wife and I can't say enough great things about Choice Entertainment and our DJ, Eric Cunningham. He provided excellent Read more...
My wife and I can't say enough great things about Choice Entertainment and our DJ, Eric Cunningham. He provided excellent music and worked seamlessly with our wedding coordinator to provide just the evening we imagined. All of the things we talked about, he provided, including providing the sound for an acoustic/singing performance. A quote from one of my wedding guests during the evening "did you have to pick out all of the music he's playing?" me, "nope, why?" guest, "because he is spot on with this music!". That about sums up our experience, we weren't too specific on types of music, just asked him to read the crowd, and he delivered 100%. If you're in need of a DJ, I highly recommend Eric @ Choice Entertainment. Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Adam
Wedding:
1/17/2015
5.0/5.0
Choice Entertainment could not have been better. Bill Gilliam is attentive, flexible and smart. He encouraged us to give him as much information as possible and he listened carefully to us as we discussed our taste in music. He provided a list of songs that have been favorites at weddings over the last few years while suggesting great ideas to make our wedding unique. He created the perfect atmosphere for our special celebration. He followed our lead when it came to involvement. He was as involved as we wanted/needed him to be. We couldn't have been happier with his work.
Choice Entertainment could not have been better. Bill Gilliam is attentive, flexible and smart. He encouraged us to give Read more...
Choice Entertainment could not have been better. Bill Gilliam is attentive, flexible and smart. He encouraged us to give him as much information as possible and he listened carefully to us as we discussed our taste in music. He provided a list of songs that have been favorites at weddings over the last few years while suggesting great ideas to make our wedding unique. He created the perfect atmosphere for our special celebration. He followed our lead when it came to involvement. He was as involved as we wanted/needed him to be. We couldn't have been happier with his work. Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Marybeth
Wedding:
1/11/2015
5.0/5.0
Rick was awesome! He provided DJ services and a Photo Booth for our employee holiday party. He kept the party moving with a great music and fun games. He was very responsive to our needs and extremely professional to work with. The photo booth was a hit with everyone! I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to my clients!
Rick was awesome! He provided DJ services and a Photo Booth for our employee holiday party. He kept the party moving with Read more...
Rick was awesome! He provided DJ services and a Photo Booth for our employee holiday party. He kept the party moving with a great music and fun games. He was very responsive to our needs and extremely professional to work with. The photo booth was a hit with everyone! I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to my clients! Read less
Services Used: DJ, Rentals & Photobooths
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Chelsea
Wedding:
1/3/2015
5.0/5.0
I contacted Choice Entertainment at the last minute because my Grandpa had offered to pay for a DJ and my mom was worried about the fact that I wanted ballroom dancing. She didn't think people would get up and dance without the DJ's prompting and Master of Ceremonies duties.

At first I was hesitant, because I didn't want the whole "formal announcement" thing. I wanted a close, intimate wedding, and you know what? That was exactly what I got!

Christy and her husband tailored the event to our exact wishes. My (now husband!) and I had so much fun and didn't have to worry about a thing.

I would highly recommend working with Choice Entertainment for all of your DJ/Master of Ceremonies needs!
I contacted Choice Entertainment at the last minute because my Grandpa had offered to pay for a DJ and my mom was worried Read more...
I contacted Choice Entertainment at the last minute because my Grandpa had offered to pay for a DJ and my mom was worried about the fact that I wanted ballroom dancing. She didn't think people would get up and dance without the DJ's prompting and Master of Ceremonies duties.

At first I was hesitant, because I didn't want the whole "formal announcement" thing. I wanted a close, intimate wedding, and you know what? That was exactly what I got!

Christy and her husband tailored the event to our exact wishes. My (now husband!) and I had so much fun and didn't have to worry about a thing.

I would highly recommend working with Choice Entertainment for all of your DJ/Master of Ceremonies needs! Read less
Services Used: DJ
Choice Entertainment responded with the following comments:

Thanks so much, Chelsea!! It was all our pleasure taking care of you. We wish you happiness always!!!
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Karen
Wedding:
12/20/2014
5.0/5.0
Our daughter was married on December 20th, 2014, at the Omni Homestead Resort in Hot Springs, Virginia. For that event, our wedding coordinator at the Resort recommended Choice Entertainment’s Bill Gillian to serve as the wedding DJ. Having Bill as our wedding DJ turned out to be one of the best decisions we made regarding the wedding planning!

In the planning stages, Bill’s tireless research and attention to detail ensured that his performance was extraordinary and beyond our expectations. He worked closely with the Bride and Groom, the Bride’s family, and the wedding coordinator to provide innovative ideas and expert guidance on the schedule, reception activities, song selections, etc. For the actual event, he was impeccably dressed, arrived early, and provided a great selection of music for the cocktail hour; he led the reception activities with just the right amount of music and dialogue; he delivered every detail as planned and was flexible enough to tailor the activities as needed. Highlights of Bill’s performance were the introductions of the wedding party as they arrived at the reception, working with the Bride’s father to make his 1st dance with the Bride extra special, and the hilarious newlywed game. Bill was instrumental in making the wedding reception one of the most enjoyable I have attended. Many of our wedding guests complimented us on our choice of Bill as our DJ.

Beyond being an expert in his field, Bill’s passion and enjoyment of his work comes through in every activity. I would like to thank Bill for his dedicated performance, attention to details, and professionalism. If you are looking for a first-class DJ and wedding team addition, Bill and Choice Entertainment is absolutely the best!
Our daughter was married on December 20th, 2014, at the Omni Homestead Resort in Hot Springs, Virginia. For that event, Read more...
Our daughter was married on December 20th, 2014, at the Omni Homestead Resort in Hot Springs, Virginia. For that event, our wedding coordinator at the Resort recommended Choice Entertainment’s Bill Gillian to serve as the wedding DJ. Having Bill as our wedding DJ turned out to be one of the best decisions we made regarding the wedding planning!

In the planning stages, Bill’s tireless research and attention to detail ensured that his performance was extraordinary and beyond our expectations. He worked closely with the Bride and Groom, the Bride’s family, and the wedding coordinator to provide innovative ideas and expert guidance on the schedule, reception activities, song selections, etc. For the actual event, he was impeccably dressed, arrived early, and provided a great selection of music for the cocktail hour; he led the reception activities with just the right amount of music and dialogue; he delivered every detail as planned and was flexible enough to tailor the activities as needed. Highlights of Bill’s performance were the introductions of the wedding party as they arrived at the reception, working with the Bride’s father to make his 1st dance with the Bride extra special, and the hilarious newlywed game. Bill was instrumental in making the wedding reception one of the most enjoyable I have attended. Many of our wedding guests complimented us on our choice of Bill as our DJ.

Beyond being an expert in his field, Bill’s passion and enjoyment of his work comes through in every activity. I would like to thank Bill for his dedicated performance, attention to details, and professionalism. If you are looking for a first-class DJ and wedding team addition, Bill and Choice Entertainment is absolutely the best! Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Sarah
Wedding:
12/12/2014
5.0/5.0
Rick and Christy were wonderful to work with. Ricky did an amazing job making our wedding a night to remember. He kept everyone on schedule and kept all the guests dancing and engaged throughout the whole reception! I had numerous compliments from guests saying "the dj was great", and how much fun they had. We also used their photo booth and the guests had a blast taking pictures all night! I definitely recommend Rick and Choice entertainment for your next event!
Rick and Christy were wonderful to work with. Ricky did an amazing job making our wedding a night to remember. He kept Read more...
Rick and Christy were wonderful to work with. Ricky did an amazing job making our wedding a night to remember. He kept everyone on schedule and kept all the guests dancing and engaged throughout the whole reception! I had numerous compliments from guests saying "the dj was great", and how much fun they had. We also used their photo booth and the guests had a blast taking pictures all night! I definitely recommend Rick and Choice entertainment for your next event! Read less
Services Used: Band, DJ, Rentals & Photobooths
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Sarah
Wedding:
12/12/2014
5.0/5.0
Rick was great to work with and did an awesome job for my daughter's wedding! He helped keep us on track, played all our favorites and was a wonderful MC. Thanks Rick!
Rick was great to work with and did an awesome job for my daughter's wedding! He helped keep us on track, played all our Read more...
Rick was great to work with and did an awesome job for my daughter's wedding! He helped keep us on track, played all our favorites and was a wonderful MC. Thanks Rick! Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Private User
Wedding:
11/29/2014
5.0/5.0
I had Eric Cunningham as my DJ and this was one of the best choices I've made for our wedding celebration. He not only did a superb job keeping everyone dancing at the dance floor, but he was able to help me finding the best flower shop, Brazilian/Samba dancers and photobooth services in Richmond. Everyone he recommended had the professionalism and personality as awesome as his. They all worked together as a team to make the wedding day as stress free as possible. I could not have been more pleased with his services and with the referrals. Definitely book him if you are lucky enough to have him free to work at your event!! www.choiceentertainment.com/djs/eric-cunningham/
I had Eric Cunningham as my DJ and this was one of the best choices I've made for our wedding celebration. He not only did Read more...
I had Eric Cunningham as my DJ and this was one of the best choices I've made for our wedding celebration. He not only did a superb job keeping everyone dancing at the dance floor, but he was able to help me finding the best flower shop, Brazilian/Samba dancers and photobooth services in Richmond. Everyone he recommended had the professionalism and personality as awesome as his. They all worked together as a team to make the wedding day as stress free as possible. I could not have been more pleased with his services and with the referrals. Definitely book him if you are lucky enough to have him free to work at your event!! www.choiceentertainment.com/djs/eric-cunningham/ Read less
Services Used: DJ, Rentals & Photobooths
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Bill was absolutely exceptional, 10/10! He is extremely personable, professional, and you can tell that he loves his job. We were most impressed by how important it was for him to get to know us as a couple, this made his introduction that much more special. I would highly recommend Bill, you won't regret it!
Bill was absolutely exceptional, 10/10! He is extremely personable, professional, and you can tell that he loves his job. Read more...
Bill was absolutely exceptional, 10/10! He is extremely personable, professional, and you can tell that he loves his job. We were most impressed by how important it was for him to get to know us as a couple, this made his introduction that much more special. I would highly recommend Bill, you won't regret it! Read less
Services Used: DJ
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caitlin
Wedding:
11/8/2014
5.0/5.0
Steve Mueller from Choice was the DJ for our wedding, and he was awesome! Honestly, from day one working with Bill at Choice Entertainment, they have been extremely professional, quick to offer advice and assistance, and great at what they do! My now husband (whooohooo!) and I thought that the 'Meet the DJ' night was such a great idea, and we knew that Steve was the DJ for us as soon as we talked with him. He was professional, very responsive, and really easy to work with. We met prior to the wedding to layout a timeline and choose key songs and he was super prepared and really knowledgable about event flow. He arrived early to set up on the day of, and was very nice about my last minute song choice changes. He was great about vetting some of the song requests through me (subtly) throughout the night, and I'd be remiss if I didn't mention how great he was about working with our other vendors (he ran to grab the videographer right before a big moment). We also ran a little behind with dinner, and he didn't miss a beat helping us to catch up. People mentioned throughout the night what a great playlist he had going. Steve's awesome - we couldn't recommend him or Choice Entertainment enough!
Steve Mueller from Choice was the DJ for our wedding, and he was awesome! Honestly, from day one working with Bill at Read more...
Steve Mueller from Choice was the DJ for our wedding, and he was awesome! Honestly, from day one working with Bill at Choice Entertainment, they have been extremely professional, quick to offer advice and assistance, and great at what they do! My now husband (whooohooo!) and I thought that the 'Meet the DJ' night was such a great idea, and we knew that Steve was the DJ for us as soon as we talked with him. He was professional, very responsive, and really easy to work with. We met prior to the wedding to layout a timeline and choose key songs and he was super prepared and really knowledgable about event flow. He arrived early to set up on the day of, and was very nice about my last minute song choice changes. He was great about vetting some of the song requests through me (subtly) throughout the night, and I'd be remiss if I didn't mention how great he was about working with our other vendors (he ran to grab the videographer right before a big moment). We also ran a little behind with dinner, and he didn't miss a beat helping us to catch up. People mentioned throughout the night what a great playlist he had going. Steve's awesome - we couldn't recommend him or Choice Entertainment enough! Read less
Services Used: DJ

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