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Scotia Entertainment Services

Acton , ON
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LOCATION

156 Churchill Rd. S.
Acton, ON L7J 2J6 CA (map)

PHONE

647-968-2729

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ABOUT US

"We Are The Entertainment Specialists"

Providing Professional DJ, Live Entertainment & Audio Visual Services throughout Ontario; including Toronto, Mississauga, Hamilton,... Read more
"We Are The Entertainment Specialists"

Providing Professional DJ, Live Entertainment & Audio Visual Services throughout Ontario; including Toronto, Mississauga, Hamilton, Kitchener, Guelph, Brampton, Orangeville,Vaughan, Woodbridge, Barrie, Muskoka, Newmarket, Pickering, Ajax, Oshawa, London and beyond. Read less
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What music genres are in your collection?
50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, Acoustic, Big Band, Classic Rock, Classical, Country, Dance, Folk, Funk, Hip Hop, Jazz, Motown, Oldies, Pop, Punk Rock, R&B, Rock, Soul, Swing
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Describe your DJ style:
Modern beat-mixing DJ's that can spin any style of music to suit your preference and create a party to remember.
Is there a limit to the amount of music that can be requested?
We don't put a limit on the requests, but it must be reasonable. You can not play 5 hours of requests during a 4 hour dance. It is best to have a shorter list of must play songs and then anything else list as 'play if possible'.
What is your usual attire?
Professional, Clean Dark Suit
If you do not have one of the songs pre-requested by the client, do you require that they provide it?
In most cases we have or are able to source any music that is requested and required. If it is something especially rare or specific to your ethnicity that we do not have and are unable to get then by all mean you can provide these songs on a CD or MP3 format, we prefer to have any of these in advance of the wedding date.
How many other DJs do you work with?
6
What is the minimum amount of time you will DJ for?
We provide customized quotes to suit any event length and your needs.
Is the client able to meet the DJ before booking?
Yes
Do you specialize in any ethnic or international events?
We can provide DJ's suitable to your ethnic, international or religious backgrounds including: Italian, East Indian, Portuguese, Greek, Jewish, etc.
Can the client submit a do-not-play list?
Yes, this is part of our online planning process prior to the event.
Do you bring your own equipment?
Yes, we use only top end professional equipment.
What (if any) special equipment, such as disco balls or lighting, is offered with your service?
We have a wide range of sound, lighting and video options available. Some popular option are LED Up-Wall Light, Custom Wedding Monogram Projection, Screen & Projector.
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?
Typically we set up an hour prior to guests arrival for most of our packages. If you require an earlier setup time we can make arrangements for this.
Do you have any extra space requirements?
All we require is a 6' or an 8' skirted table to be provided. If you can not provide a table let us know and we'll discuss options for us providing a table or DJ Booth.
Do you have a sign or banner that you use at events?
No, we do not put up signs or banners, simply business cards at our DJ Table.
Do you usually emcee the event or talk between songs?
We include basic MC'ing with our packages which includes introductions, cake cutting, centerpiece games, kissing game, special dance introductions, etc. We also have Professional MC's available to add on to your DJ Package or we can add a DJ Assistant if your wedding requires more work as an MC from the DJ.
How would you motivate the crowd if no one is dancing?
We believe the key to an awesome party is the music... by playing the right music at the right time and reading the crowd, both on and off the dance floor we can create a memorable night for everyone without embarrassing games and cheesy dances. We do invite everyone to the dance floor, make basic announcements, invite people to request songs, etc.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
We ask that a meal is provided but we don't take breaks, there will always be continuous music unless there are speeches or something else happening. We prepare a playlist or CD for when we are eating.
Will you arrange for recorded music to play during your breaks?
We don't take breaks once the dancing begins, the only time a prepared playlist would be used would be during cocktails or dinner.
What is your backup plan in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
We have a large network of DJ's that we use on a regular basis, as well we are active members of the Canadian Professional DJ Association which assists in finding a suitable replacement if your DJ was extremely ill or injured. Otherwise we would never cancel or send in a substitute DJ unless it was an emergency.
Do you book yourself for more than one event in a day?
We have multiple DJ's working for us, we don't book a single DJ for multiple weddings on the same day.
What is your overtime rate?
$100 / hour
Do you charge for travel expenses? If yes, how much do you charge?
We don't charge travel fees for Toronto, Mississauga, Kitchener, Hamilton, Oshawa and Surrounding Areas. For Muskoka & Cottage Country we charge a $200 Travel Fee. We are available to travel across Canada and Destination Weddings with flight and accommodations provided, no discounts apply to out of Province gigs, additional charges may apply. Inquire with details for a customized quote for out of town weddings and events.
What is the required deposit to secure your services?
Most of our packages require a $250 deposit

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Blair
Wedding:
11/15/2014
5.0/5.0
Scotia Entertainment did a fantastic job from start to finish for our wedding, From the first meeting we had with Terry we had complete confidence in his abilities. He was professional, personable and very organized. The online program they provided for for planning, timelines etc was great. On our wedding day, the sound, lighting and music selections were perfect. Terry also kept the night running smoothly and on schedule for us during speeches and announcements. Terry even made his way up to the head table before announcing the speech from the Bride and Groom, just to make sure we were ready. Scotia Entertainment was a huge part of making our wedding a success and we would recommend them without hesitation.
Shannon and Blair
Scotia Entertainment did a fantastic job from start to finish for our wedding, From the first meeting we had with Terry we Read more...
Scotia Entertainment did a fantastic job from start to finish for our wedding, From the first meeting we had with Terry we had complete confidence in his abilities. He was professional, personable and very organized. The online program they provided for for planning, timelines etc was great. On our wedding day, the sound, lighting and music selections were perfect. Terry also kept the night running smoothly and on schedule for us during speeches and announcements. Terry even made his way up to the head table before announcing the speech from the Bride and Groom, just to make sure we were ready. Scotia Entertainment was a huge part of making our wedding a success and we would recommend them without hesitation.
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Carmen
Wedding:
10/4/2014
5.0/5.0
We couldn't be happier with Scotia Entertainment. Terry is not only very professional, but he is amazing at what he does. His laid back and cool attitude will have you hooked. You cannot go wrong by hiring Terry to DJ your event.
We couldn't be happier with Scotia Entertainment. Terry is not only very professional, but he is amazing at what he does. Read more...
We couldn't be happier with Scotia Entertainment. Terry is not only very professional, but he is amazing at what he does. His laid back and cool attitude will have you hooked. You cannot go wrong by hiring Terry to DJ your event. Read less
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Scotia Entertainment Services responded with the following comments:

Thanks for the review Carmen! Congratulations to you and Gizell, all the best!
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Brad
Wedding:
10/12/2013
5.0/5.0
Terry was extremely professional from the start of the process through to the end. The interactive website was an awesome platform to provide requests and manage the flow of the reception. We had some very specific dinner & dancing music and he came through on every one. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Scotia Entertainment Services to anyone!
Terry was extremely professional from the start of the process through to the end. The interactive website was an awesome Read more...
Terry was extremely professional from the start of the process through to the end. The interactive website was an awesome platform to provide requests and manage the flow of the reception. We had some very specific dinner & dancing music and he came through on every one. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Scotia Entertainment Services to anyone! Read less
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Breanne
Wedding:
9/21/2013
5.0/5.0
Scotia Entertainment Services is a fantastic company! From start to finish, Terry Holdershaw (our DJ/MC) and Michelle Holdershaw were professional, personable, organized, helpful, quick to respond to our questions and overall fantastic to work with! They took us step by step through the planning process, and the online program they provide for their clients to use for planning, timelines etc was SO helpful! On our wedding day, Terry and his assistant provided the perfect mix of music for our cocktail hour and during dinner. And When it was time to get the party started, they kept our dance floor packed all night with the awesome mix of music they played! Our guests couldn't stop talking about how great our "dance party" and DJ were. Terry also kept the night running smoothly and on schedule for us during speeches, announcements and a few wedding related games. Scotia Entertainment definitely played a huge part in making our wedding such a success and my husband and I would recommend them without hesitation! Breanne and Dean Walter
Scotia Entertainment Services is a fantastic company! From start to finish, Terry Holdershaw (our DJ/MC) and Michelle Read more...
Scotia Entertainment Services is a fantastic company! From start to finish, Terry Holdershaw (our DJ/MC) and Michelle Holdershaw were professional, personable, organized, helpful, quick to respond to our questions and overall fantastic to work with! They took us step by step through the planning process, and the online program they provide for their clients to use for planning, timelines etc was SO helpful! On our wedding day, Terry and his assistant provided the perfect mix of music for our cocktail hour and during dinner. And When it was time to get the party started, they kept our dance floor packed all night with the awesome mix of music they played! Our guests couldn't stop talking about how great our "dance party" and DJ were. Terry also kept the night running smoothly and on schedule for us during speeches, announcements and a few wedding related games. Scotia Entertainment definitely played a huge part in making our wedding such a success and my husband and I would recommend them without hesitation! Breanne and Dean Walter Read less
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Scotia Entertainment Services responded with the following comments:

Thank you very much for the kind words! It was great working with you guys! It was a great party and we had a great time as well!
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Alison
Wedding:
9/14/2013
5.0/5.0
Terry was absolutely amazing!! Highly recommended ... Much more than a DJ, he goes above and beyond to make your special day perfect in so many ways!
Terry was absolutely amazing!! Highly recommended ... Much more than a DJ, he goes above and beyond to make your special Read more...
Terry was absolutely amazing!! Highly recommended ... Much more than a DJ, he goes above and beyond to make your special day perfect in so many ways! Read less
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Tanya
Wedding:
8/4/2013
5.0/5.0
Terry did an awesome job!! He was very professional and very well prepared. His song choices were perfect. Everything was awesome! I would definitely reccomend Scotia Entertainment for any occasion!
Terry did an awesome job!! He was very professional and very well prepared. His song choices were perfect. Everything was Read more...
Terry did an awesome job!! He was very professional and very well prepared. His song choices were perfect. Everything was awesome! I would definitely reccomend Scotia Entertainment for any occasion! Read less
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Benedict
Wedding:
6/29/2013
5.0/5.0
Terry is a very professional and experienced DJ who gave us useful suggestions when planning the music for our wedding. He managed to find some covers that we specially requested. Michelle was very helpful in coordinating the details, and emailed us the day before the wedding to assure us that everything is ready to go, and that I do not need any last minute changes. On the day of the reception dinner, my wife and I were too busy taking photos with guests and missed the entrance rehearsal. Terry still perfectly timed the transitions. Thank you Scotia Entertainment for the great service!
Terry is a very professional and experienced DJ who gave us useful suggestions when planning the music for our wedding. He Read more...
Terry is a very professional and experienced DJ who gave us useful suggestions when planning the music for our wedding. He managed to find some covers that we specially requested. Michelle was very helpful in coordinating the details, and emailed us the day before the wedding to assure us that everything is ready to go, and that I do not need any last minute changes. On the day of the reception dinner, my wife and I were too busy taking photos with guests and missed the entrance rehearsal. Terry still perfectly timed the transitions. Thank you Scotia Entertainment for the great service! Read less
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Scott
Wedding:
6/22/2013
5.0/5.0
Terry from Scotia Entertainment was the most professional, well spoken, and out right went out of his way to help our wedding day be the best day of our lives.

It rained at our Ceremony, literally at the last second, and it rained hard. Terry without any problem did everything he needed to do to reset the equipment inside and with a very minimal delay. I am a pro DJ and A/V tech myself, I am very aware of how long this process takes and everything sounded great and well tuned.

Our reception went flawlessly. Every cue was hit, every detail was taken care of. Terry puts the client first clearly as our set-up was rigorous and time consuming. He worked well with the hall and vendors to make sure there was an open line of communication as well as making sure everything was looking beyond beautiful.

As a pro in this and a similar field, from experience I was never expecting to create the best wedding ever for persons outside of myself and my new wife. However I had almost half of the guests still telling me days after that it was one of those most entertaining, creative, well decorated and out right fun weddings they have been to many many years.

Scotia Entertainment should be regarded as a high end company because they are! They give you a very competitive product and presentation that rivals any very large company. Pricing is always relative to what your budget may be, but you should always will get what you pay for. This is a vendor where you do.

Feel free to contact me further regarding my experience with Scotia Entertainment if you have any additional questions. (If this site allows you to or to comment here)
Terry from Scotia Entertainment was the most professional, well spoken, and out right went out of his way to help our Read more...
Terry from Scotia Entertainment was the most professional, well spoken, and out right went out of his way to help our wedding day be the best day of our lives.

It rained at our Ceremony, literally at the last second, and it rained hard. Terry without any problem did everything he needed to do to reset the equipment inside and with a very minimal delay. I am a pro DJ and A/V tech myself, I am very aware of how long this process takes and everything sounded great and well tuned.

Our reception went flawlessly. Every cue was hit, every detail was taken care of. Terry puts the client first clearly as our set-up was rigorous and time consuming. He worked well with the hall and vendors to make sure there was an open line of communication as well as making sure everything was looking beyond beautiful.

As a pro in this and a similar field, from experience I was never expecting to create the best wedding ever for persons outside of myself and my new wife. However I had almost half of the guests still telling me days after that it was one of those most entertaining, creative, well decorated and out right fun weddings they have been to many many years.

Scotia Entertainment should be regarded as a high end company because they are! They give you a very competitive product and presentation that rivals any very large company. Pricing is always relative to what your budget may be, but you should always will get what you pay for. This is a vendor where you do.

Feel free to contact me further regarding my experience with Scotia Entertainment if you have any additional questions. (If this site allows you to or to comment here) Read less
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Scotia Entertainment Services responded with the following comments:

Wow! Thanks for the great review Scott! It was a pleasure to DJ for you and Sandy on your special day! It certainly feels great when other DJ's and industry pros call on me to be their preferred DJ for their own wedding!
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Jessica
Wedding:
5/25/2013
5.0/5.0
We were blown away with the services we received from Scotia Entertainment! They were professional, reliable, fun and we were so happy they were a part of our special day. They were able to set up with minimal supervision and we had nothing but compliments from our guests on the audio and lighting they provided. Highly recommend!
We were blown away with the services we received from Scotia Entertainment! They were professional, reliable, fun and we Read more...
We were blown away with the services we received from Scotia Entertainment! They were professional, reliable, fun and we were so happy they were a part of our special day. They were able to set up with minimal supervision and we had nothing but compliments from our guests on the audio and lighting they provided. Highly recommend! Read less
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colleen
Wedding:
11/24/2012
5.0/5.0
Terry and Michelle are an awesome team. They were very helpful, reliable and provided the BEST soundtrack to our wedding evening. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
Terry and Michelle are an awesome team. They were very helpful, reliable and provided the BEST soundtrack to our wedding Read more...
Terry and Michelle are an awesome team. They were very helpful, reliable and provided the BEST soundtrack to our wedding evening. HIGHLY RECOMMEND! Read less
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Scotia Entertainment Services responded with the following comments:

Thanks for the kind words Colleen! We had a lot of fun at your wedding as well!

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