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Coastal Entertainment Group

Southern California , CA
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Southern California, CA US 91377

PHONE

805-896-2777

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ABOUT US

Coastal Entertainment provides event lighting (up lighting, string lighting, paper lanterns, custom monogram projection), full PA speaker systems (concert or live band production,... Read more
Coastal Entertainment provides event lighting (up lighting, string lighting, paper lanterns, custom monogram projection), full PA speaker systems (concert or live band production, ceremonies) and professional DJ service for wedding ceremony and receptions, teen party & school dances, family reunions, corporate picnic and functions and birthdays as well as public events such as concerts, nightclubs & bars, restaurants and community events. Our local offices combined service a large portion of the Central Coast & Southern California communities including the entire Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Barbara County, Ventura County & Conejo Valley: Ojai, Ventura, Oxnard, Camarillo, Newbury Park, Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village, Moorpark, Simi Valley and Southern California: Agoura Hills, Oak Park, Calabasas, Woodland Hills, Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, Granada Hills, Santa Clarita, and the coastal communities of Malibu, Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades and Brentwood.

All packages are custom created based on your needs and working budget to deliver a unique, personalized service.

* Professional, personalized and budget friendly packages.
* Well maintained and state-of-the-art lighting, audio and video equipment.
* An up-to-date music library (50's, 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's & Today's Top-40).
* Client-Only access to password protected online event planning tools.

We are always available by phone or e-mail to answer your questions. In fact, people always compliment us on how attentive and “quick to respond” we are. Great service doesn’t stop here. Visit our web site today! www.cegevents.com Read less
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INFO FOR DJ

What music genres are in your collection?
50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, Big Band, Classic Rock, Classical, Country, Dance, Funk, Hip Hop, Jazz, Motown, Oldies, Pop, R&B, Rock, Soul, Swing
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Describe your DJ style:
Our DJ style, performance and energy is always custom tailored according to each clients taste to ensure complete compatibility and satisfaction on the night-of.
What is your usual attire?
Business (formal) attire is typical though clients are welcome to request other attire.
If you do not have one of the songs pre-requested by the client, do you require that they provide it?
We tend to be very accomodating but should there be songs we just happen to not have we can try to obtain it for the event - or ask the client to provide them.
How many other DJs do you work with?
Unlike other DJ companies, we do not subcontract and just "send someone out". You will be working directly with your DJ from the very first call (or email) to the last hour of your special event!
What is the minimum amount of time you will DJ for?
Contracts are usually based on 4 hour minimum requirements.
Is the client able to meet the DJ before booking?
Absolutely!
Do you specialize in any ethnic or international events?
Yes.
Do you bring your own equipment?
Yes. Everything is included. All we ask for is an outlet to plug in!
What (if any) special equipment, such as disco balls or lighting, is offered with your service?
Yes, if the client is interested in such add-ons (for example: lighting, slide show equipment, etc.)
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?
About an hour is a good estimate for setup. A six foot banquet table will be needed for our use at the reception.
Do you have any extra space requirements?
Not really.
Do you usually emcee the event or talk between songs?
Yes. MCing of the reception activities is included - Tastefully and non-intrusively to compliment the evening rather than becoming an overbearing distraction.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
That is something we leave up to our clients. If a meal is provided we typically take our meal breaks when most appropriate.
Will you arrange for recorded music to play during your breaks?
N/A
What is your backup plan in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
Yes.
What is your overtime rate?
Same as our regular rate.
Do you charge for travel expenses? If yes, how much do you charge?
Free delivery, setup, and removal within our vast coverage area.

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.9/5.0
Nicholas deejayed for our wedding in October at Fess Parker Doubletree. Throughout the process, he was very easy to work with and always quick to respond. We live in Los Angeles, and he was willing to meet us halfway so we didn't always have to drive up to Santa Barbara as we're planning our wedding. He also gave us recommendations as we're discussing the timeline of the wedding so the whole night flows better.

Coastal Entertainment Group quoted us the best price for our location in Santa Barbara, and was able to provide two separate sound systems for the ceremony space and the reception space. There was a nice selection of music, and we, along with our guests, all had an unforgettable evening.
Services Used: DJ
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Natalie
Wedding:
11/9/2013
5.0/5.0
I used Nic for my Nov. 2013 wedding at the Canary Hotel in Santa Barbara. From the start he was very helpful and professional. Since I lived in a different city than where the wedding was, it was easy to communicate by email and he answered all my questions. A month before the wedding we were able to have a face to face meeting. The meeting covered the timeline and song details.
The day of the wedding was perfect and the music was amazing!! Nic was so easy to work with! We had a few adjustments with the speeches and timeline and he worked within the changes. He did a great job with my last minute changes and was very flexible with them. It was nice to have him give his option on things I wasn't familiar with but in the end let me make the decision. I received comments from friends and family about how great the music choices were. I also liked how professional Nic was - no corny jokes or embarrassing DJ moments. He kept the party going all night long!! I would highly recommend Coastal for your wedding or event.
Services Used: DJ
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Kristen
Wedding:
6/14/2013
5.0/5.0
Nicholas from Coastal Entertainment was such a pleasure to work with throughout the whole process! He was very flexible with every aspect of our music choices and provided valuable feedback. He met with us multiple times and was there anytime we had a question. He provided a great atmosphere at our wedding and ran everything flawlessly! I would definitely recommend Nicholas!
Services Used: DJ
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Matt
Wedding:
5/19/2013
5.0/5.0
We hired Coastal Entertainment Group, and more importantly Nicholas to be our DJ at our wedding in May. We couldn't have been happier with the service he provided. Not only was the price right, he was a great DJ. He was very responsive when we needed anything, and made himself readily available to meet at a moments notice to go over details. Nicholas is very professional and abstains from the tackiness that can be associated with some wedding DJ's.

He played every song we needed and even went out of his way to ensure that he had every song we needed, even if it wasn't in his vast musical library. He even cut a mix together that had multiple songs that we wanted to do a special dance to, again going above and beyond.

I would recommend Coastal Entertainment Group for any wedding as he puts together a wedding timeline that is very helpful and keeps the wedding events moving at a great pace. He is very aware of the crowd and what they are yearning for musically.

We were very happy to not have to worry about having a crappy DJ. With all that you can stress about wedding planning, choose Coastal Entertainment and allow for one less vendor to stress about, it's worth it.
Services Used: DJ
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Rachael
Wedding:
10/14/2012
5.0/5.0
Nicholas, from Coastal Entertainment, was hired to be our DJ at our wedding on October 14, 2012, and we couldn't have had a more perfect DJ. From the start Nicholas was very open to the music we wanted to play at our wedding and met with us three times before the day to go over our playlist and any other questions we had. My husband and I were picky with our music, but Nicholas understood and only played music we specified. Nicholas stuck to the genres we wanted to play and any music he needed to add to fill time was well within our taste. Our wedding party, parents, and guests all commented on how nice and professional Nicholas was. Everyone danced and had a great time at our wedding and they are all still raving about it. We definitely would recommend Nicholas to DJ at any event.
Services Used: DJ
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Chris
Wedding:
9/15/2012
5.0/5.0
On Sept 15th, my lovely new wife Annie and I were married in Santa Barbara. Prior to the wedding, we'd spent weeks trying to track down a DJ who could both provide our reception with great music, but also provide live-sound for our beach-wedding. Eventually we came across Nicholas at Coastal Entertainment and he rescued us from DJ limbo.
Not only did he provide the microphones on the beach so our guests could hear our vows clearly, he helped our wedding coordinator with people-wrangling at the reception. As the night went on, he played great music for our guests to dance to and made sure not to play anything from our "do-not-play list".
We also had a couple extras we needed such as a generator for the beach and asked Nicholas to stay an extra hour for the reception. He accommodated both at a very reasonable rate to help stay within our budget.
All in all, Nicholas is a complete pro and very organized. I would recommend him to anyone seeking a great wedding DJ. Thanks again, Nicholas.
Services Used: DJ
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A_Fergus
Wedding:
5/19/2012
5.0/5.0
I received a phone call quickly after posting my request and the company worked within my tight budget since we are a non-profit organization. Every correspondence was very professional. The music was exactly what we were looking for. The DJ mixed it up with old and newer music. I would definately recommend Coastal Entertainment Group, Southern California to everyone.
Services Used: DJ
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F&B in SB
Wedding:
12/17/2011
5.0/5.0
We had Coastal Entertainment & Event Services work our annual Holiday Party and if it weren't for the lighting and music....it would have been just another, hohum event....Our DJ Nicholas was fantastic, so easy and nice to work with...he understands how to please a crowd and inspire people to get on the dance floor- without interfering in the party or being intrusive. Coastal Entertainment has a very good aptitude for reading people and timing....and certainly understands customer service! We have already contracted him for our next 2 events, so please don't just think of them as just a Wedding DJ....they are great for all occasions and age groups!!! F&B in SB
Services Used: DJ, Lighting & Decor
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KJML
Wedding:
9/17/2011
5.0/5.0
Nicholas was a fabulous DJ and did a wonderful job with the sound for the ceremony as well as setting up the lighting for our reception. He was a pleasure to work with and kept our dance floor packed all night! He even played another song after the "last song" when our guests wanted more. Thanks, Nicholas!!
Services Used: DJ
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Paige
Wedding:
9/18/2010
5.0/5.0
My husband and I can't say enough good things about Nicholas! He completely exceeded our expectations and we set our expectations high! Nicholas was very good about communicating with me before the wedding and he listened to our every request. After the wedding our family was raving about the variety of music that was played and how Nicholas kept the dance floor packed the entire night. My aunt told me that she'd requested "Brickhouse", but it never got played. I told her that was because it was on our DO NOT play list, so more kuddos to Nick for listening to our requests! He even stayed 1.5 hours longer than we'd originally booked him for and he didn't hesitate for a second to say YES! Nick is phenomenal at mc'ing. He's super professional, energetic, and only uses the mic when necessary...he's not your typical cheesy DJ. Thank you Nicholas for contributing to our magical night. It was absolutely flawless!

~paige and raymond
Services Used: DJ
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blissful
Wedding:
4/25/2009
5.0/5.0
Nick was extremely intuitive and was able to read the crowd perfectly. He kept the party going all night, we even had to extend our reception because no one wanted to leave the dance floor! He was very helpful leading up to the Wedding Day and provided us with a wonderful experience on our special day.
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ
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Dana
Wedding:
10/10/2008
5.0/5.0
My husband and I certainly made the right choice by booking Coastal Entertainment for our wedding. They handled everything for us, including the ceremony and cocktail hour music. We had an extensive lists of songs to be played, and of course songs like the Macarena and YMCA that we refused to have played. They did a great job making sure the vibe was just right for the night, and everyone had such a great time. The music definitely plays a huge role in how well the evening will go, and with the wrong DJ you could have a disasterous wedding. We highly recommend Coastal Entertainment for your wedding!!
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ
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Cherylyn
Wedding:
9/13/2008
4.0/5.0
Nicholas Mehdi, DJ did a good job of starting the dancing and getting the party going, kept most of our guests on the dance floor the whole night...Everyone had a good time and helped in making our wedding lively and one we wouldn't forget!
Services Used: DJ
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elena
Wedding:
8/31/2008
4.9/5.0
Nick was a truly great DJ! I gave him a list of must plays and he stuck to it perfectly - mixing the songs together to keep everyone on the dance floor all night. Our wedding ended at 11pm and the dance floor was packed the entire time. He also did a great job mic'ing the ceremony. Thanks Nick
Services Used: DJ
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JennyJenn
Wedding:
7/5/2008
5.0/5.0
Coastal Entertainment: Rating 10!! My husband and I were very impressed with our DJ services. They went above and beyond to provide us with exactly what we wanted. We had a somewhat complex wedding (2 ceremonies, a cocktail hour and then the reception) and live in San Francisco. They took the time to consult with us and understand the process/timing of our ceremony and absolutely nailed it! They also took the time to really know our music preferences and were thrilled with both the cocktail and reception music. They always immediately returned our emails/calls, answered any questions we had, and walked us through the process patiently. Our DJ, Nick even came to the Country Club the day before to make sure his DJ set up in all 3 rooms was appropriate! I would highly recommend Coastal Entertainment Group.
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ
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Britt
Wedding:
6/7/2008
5.0/5.0
My husband and I cannot speak highly enough of this entertainment company. From day one they were extremely helpful in helping us pick our music, going over pricing and setup as well as helping us put together a timeline for the big day. They kept in touch with us over the months and weeks leading up to our June 6 wedding. They made sure they knew exactly what we wanted to be played and what music was totally not to be played (ie the Macarena, YMCA, the Chicken Dance, Electric Slide). Nick understood the themes that we requested for each part of our wedding day. The ceremony through the reception had changes in music that flowed beautifully. Classical for the ceremony, to Motown for the cocktail hour, to old and new love songs for dinner music, to the dance floor which opened up to a wide variety of music (and he kept us as close to our timeline as possible). Everyone at our wedding commented on the music and how much they loved it and we never had an empty or almost empty dance floor. Nick at Coastal Entertainment is highly professional, wonderful to work with, knowlegable, flexible and has an extensive music library. We would work with him again and again!
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ
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Renee&Jack
Wedding:
5/17/2008
5.0/5.0
Our vendors were simply amazing and would highly recommend them if you are in the planning stages or your wedding. They were definitely an all-star cast. Our DJ - Coastal Entertainment Group (Nicholas) was completely on the ball. Very-well organized and made things run smoothly at the wedding. Great playlist and knows his music. He kept the dance floor packed all night long and at the end of the reception, the guests did not want to leave - they wanted to keep dancing.

Our wedding turned out far better than we could ever imagine. Best of luck on your own wedding planning!
Services Used: DJ
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We decided to hire Coastal Entertainment when we heard them play at a friends wedding last year. My husband and I had very specific music that we wanted our DJ to play, some cultural music as well to play for our family who don't live in the US. They played all our music that we gave them and mixed it in with other top hits from our playlist. They were very friendly and professional, thank you for making our night one we will never forget!
Services Used: DJ
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.5/5.0
We rented large speakers and an ipod sound mixer for our wedding. The price was very reasonable, the system worked perfectly and everyone had a great time dancing to the music. It was all delivered on time and removed promptly afterwards. I thought the service/experience was excellent and I would certainly recommend Coastal Entertainment for such services.
Services Used: Rentals & Photobooths
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.9/5.0
Coastal provied microphones and sound equipment for a chidlren's musical production in a park. They worked with me to get the exact sound requirements for the show in a professional, flexible and friendly manner. I look forward to working with them again.
Services Used: Unique Services
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.9/5.0
Nicholas was the DJ at my daughter's batmitzvah. He was FANTASTIC. When we met to discuss the music he included my daughter and took into account her wants and treated her with respect and as an "equal" in the process. During the actual even Nicholas was responsive to some spur of the moment changes that needed to happen. All the kids had a great time dancing!! We plan on using Nicholoas again when it is our son's bar mitzvah.
Services Used: DJ
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