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Special Occasions Entertainment

White Post , VA
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LOCATION

4870 Front Royal Pike
White Post, VA 22663 US (map)

PHONE

540-869-5103

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ABOUT US

Special Occasions Entertainment puts the focus on you and your guests.

Every Wedding Couple has a story. From the moment you met, when you found you were falling in love, to... Read more
Special Occasions Entertainment puts the focus on you and your guests.

Every Wedding Couple has a story. From the moment you met, when you found you were falling in love, to the feeling you had when he asked you to marry him and the look in your eyes as you both say "I do". Your Wedding Day is a celebration of that story and the continuing story you will both create in your journey through life together.

What is your story?

Special Occasions Entertainment was started in 2006 after working several years for a local DJ company. I discovered I had a passion for making Wedding Day dreams come true. There is nothing more rewarding than helping a new couple start off their life together. Let me help you start yours. Read less
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INFO FOR DJ

What music genres are in your collection?
50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, Acoustic, Big Band, Classic Rock, Classical, Country, Dance, Folk, Funk, Gospel, Hip Hop, Jazz, Motown, Oldies, Orchestra, Pop, Punk Rock, R&B, Rock, Soul, Strings, Swing, World
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Describe your DJ style:
Fun, entertaining and as interactive as you want it. After all, it's your event. It should be the way you want it.
What is your usual attire?
A Tuxedo for formal events unless told otherwise
If you do not have one of the songs pre-requested by the client, do you require that they provide it?
I will make every effort to legally obtain any song requested by you. In the case I can not, I will ask if you have a copy of it.
How many other DJs do you work with?
I'm a "single op", meaning a work by myself. How ever, I am a member of The American Disc Jockey Association (ADJA) and the local chapter where I network with several DJs in the Washington DC area. I also belong to several online DJ forums where we all post and share ideas and have discussions.
What is the minimum amount of time you will DJ for?
Most Wedding Events run at least 4 hours, but I will work few hours if need be.
Is the client able to meet the DJ before booking?
Most definitely!! In fact, I insist on it. How better to get to know each other and how you want you special day to be?
Do you specialize in any ethnic or international events?
No
Do you bring your own equipment?
Yes. I bring my own equipment along with back up equipment and music to every event. In case of downtime incurred by equipment problems, I will gladly play over the scheduled end time to make up the lost time.
What (if any) special equipment, such as disco balls or lighting, is offered with your service?
Yes. I can provide uplighting, "intelligent" lighting, photo montages, bubbles, live camera and ambient videos.
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?
My set up is self contained, meaning I don't need any special considerations for set up. I like to be set up and ready to go at least one hour prior to your event starting.
Do you have any extra space requirements?
Only if extra equipment is needed, such as special lighting, video screen, etc.
Do you usually emcee the event or talk between songs?
I emcee the reception but don't normally talk between songs except for the Special Dances or other special events of the day.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
No.
Will you arrange for recorded music to play during your breaks?
If I ever took a break, yes.
What is your backup plan in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
Again, as part of the Washington DC Chapter of the ADJA. we each have many other partners that may be able to help each other out in case of emergencies with people or equipment.
Do you charge for travel expenses? If yes, how much do you charge?
No. They are included in the fee.

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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Hampton was amzing to work with. He was always available to meet up and go over the details. We had him play music at our ceremony as well as the reception. I had known Hampton two years prior since attending various bridal shows and was able to see how he worked. At the reception the music was non-stop and everyone had a blast and was out on the dancefloor throughout the night! We would highly recommend Special Occasions Entertainment if you are looking for a professional and entertaining DJ for your special event.
Hampton was amzing to work with. He was always available to meet up and go over the details. We had him play music at our Read more...
Hampton was amzing to work with. He was always available to meet up and go over the details. We had him play music at our ceremony as well as the reception. I had known Hampton two years prior since attending various bridal shows and was able to see how he worked. At the reception the music was non-stop and everyone had a blast and was out on the dancefloor throughout the night! We would highly recommend Special Occasions Entertainment if you are looking for a professional and entertaining DJ for your special event. Read less
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Mrs. Williams
Wedding:
5/18/2013
5.0/5.0
Mr. Thomas was very professional and great to work with. He was very organized as far as the schedule, and even had extra schedules on hand for the photographers so they knew when everything was happening at the reception. He kept the reception running smoothly, and I really liked how he released tables in a certain order for food. If you are looking for a military friendly, organized professional DJ, who will play any kind of music you want, this is your DJ!!
Mr. Thomas was very professional and great to work with. He was very organized as far as the schedule, and even had extra Read more...
Mr. Thomas was very professional and great to work with. He was very organized as far as the schedule, and even had extra schedules on hand for the photographers so they knew when everything was happening at the reception. He kept the reception running smoothly, and I really liked how he released tables in a certain order for food. If you are looking for a military friendly, organized professional DJ, who will play any kind of music you want, this is your DJ!! Read less
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Special Occasions Entertainment responded with the following comments:

Oh gosh!! Thanks so much Lauren. I had a great time also. I wish you many years of continued happiness!!
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Colleen
Wedding:
11/4/2012
5.0/5.0
Hampton was just simply the best! First, he came out to meet us in Leesburg, all the way from White Post, which is past Winchester! That's a long way to come for just an initial meeting with no contract and no money down. From there, he was helpful but not intrusive - he answered my few questions when I had them, but otherwise let me contact him when I was ready. It was a bit down to the wire with final checks on whether he had the exact song by the exact composer we wanted, but he pulled through. He played the ceremony and Reception music; and only a few songs weren't quite what we'd wanted - but those were at the end anyway, when people were leaving (a couple of tracks off the Misfits' Project 1950's album)

What will always stand out in my mind, though, is how much of a Prince he was in those frantic 4-5 hours before the wedding, when, by 9:00 a.m. on Sunday (the day of my wedding), the previous bride STILL hadn't left the Reception Hall or Grounds from her Friday-Saturday wedding, which meant not much of decorations had been put up. Hampton really pitched in, helping put favors and gift bags on the tables, shuttling boxes of aisle decorations up to the Manor House for the Ceremony, and even helping my then-fiancee and Best Man attach the swag fabric to the rafters up on a 20-foot ladder!

Nobody danced much at the Reception, so Hampton didn't get to play all the music we selected, but my Maid-of-Honor (and Best Friend) says she'll always remember her Wedding Entrance to Sister Sledge's 'We are Family." And for what we paid him, I feel like it should have been double, easily, because he did over and beyond what I'd expected - from ANYONE, much less a vendor. Truly, he was part of the wedding - and if I was going to host a special occasion again in the future, I'd hire him in a heartbeat!
Hampton was just simply the best! First, he came out to meet us in Leesburg, all the way from White Post, which is past Read more...
Hampton was just simply the best! First, he came out to meet us in Leesburg, all the way from White Post, which is past Winchester! That's a long way to come for just an initial meeting with no contract and no money down. From there, he was helpful but not intrusive - he answered my few questions when I had them, but otherwise let me contact him when I was ready. It was a bit down to the wire with final checks on whether he had the exact song by the exact composer we wanted, but he pulled through. He played the ceremony and Reception music; and only a few songs weren't quite what we'd wanted - but those were at the end anyway, when people were leaving (a couple of tracks off the Misfits' Project 1950's album)

What will always stand out in my mind, though, is how much of a Prince he was in those frantic 4-5 hours before the wedding, when, by 9:00 a.m. on Sunday (the day of my wedding), the previous bride STILL hadn't left the Reception Hall or Grounds from her Friday-Saturday wedding, which meant not much of decorations had been put up. Hampton really pitched in, helping put favors and gift bags on the tables, shuttling boxes of aisle decorations up to the Manor House for the Ceremony, and even helping my then-fiancee and Best Man attach the swag fabric to the rafters up on a 20-foot ladder!

Nobody danced much at the Reception, so Hampton didn't get to play all the music we selected, but my Maid-of-Honor (and Best Friend) says she'll always remember her Wedding Entrance to Sister Sledge's 'We are Family." And for what we paid him, I feel like it should have been double, easily, because he did over and beyond what I'd expected - from ANYONE, much less a vendor. Truly, he was part of the wedding - and if I was going to host a special occasion again in the future, I'd hire him in a heartbeat! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
9/22/2012
3.4/5.0
Although Hampton is a very nice guy, I don't feel like my requests were played as I asked. I wanted to hear more Country to make our guests feel less awkward. I agreed to have Top 40 hits played at the end of the evening, not the whole night. I asked for specific things to be played and just wished that they were played while the groom and I were there to hear them. I asked that he hold off on playing rap music but that request was not honored, either. I gave him a 2.5 for "Flexibility" because he was able to work around our schedule, just not our playlist.
Although Hampton is a very nice guy, I don't feel like my requests were played as I asked. I wanted to hear more Country Read more...
Although Hampton is a very nice guy, I don't feel like my requests were played as I asked. I wanted to hear more Country to make our guests feel less awkward. I agreed to have Top 40 hits played at the end of the evening, not the whole night. I asked for specific things to be played and just wished that they were played while the groom and I were there to hear them. I asked that he hold off on playing rap music but that request was not honored, either. I gave him a 2.5 for "Flexibility" because he was able to work around our schedule, just not our playlist. Read less
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Special Occasions Entertainment responded with the following comments:

As I think back to the night in question, I must say I was a bit disappointed in the evening also. Unfortunately, we can’t always bat 1000. It was a “dry” Wedding and unfortunately, “dry” events are a bit harder to play for. I did start off with country and didn’t seem to get much response from the guests. Once I switched over to Top 40 I did get a few people out on the floor. Not many, but some to include members of the Wedding Party. Seeing that response I decided to continue with more Top 40 with a sprinkling of other genres. As a DJ, I play to what guests are responding too. The Groom and his Groomsmen seemed to respond best to what I was playing and mentioned he did like my choices, so I continued in the style. As for “rap” music, I’ll have to check my play list, but perhaps my definition of “rap” is not the same as this reviewer. I will endeavor to ask my clients for their examples of “rap”. I do apologize to this reviewer if his/her event was not what they were expecting.
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Brittany
Wedding:
8/25/2012
5.0/5.0
Hampton was great!! He worked with me on everything! Met up with me when I needed to. He did everything to make sure we were happy and that are guest enjoyed our self!!
Hampton was great!! He worked with me on everything! Met up with me when I needed to. He did everything to make sure we Read more...
Hampton was great!! He worked with me on everything! Met up with me when I needed to. He did everything to make sure we were happy and that are guest enjoyed our self!! Read less
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Patsy
Wedding:
6/9/2012
5.0/5.0
Hampton did an excellent job at our wedding! We are huge Ravens fans and we wanted our introduction into the reception to mock that of a Ravens home game. He did his research and we were ecstatic and the result!!! We had a blast. Our guests even gave us huge compliments on our music selection, which was all done by Hampton. We were blessed to have him as our DJ!!
Hampton did an excellent job at our wedding! We are huge Ravens fans and we wanted our introduction into the reception to Read more...
Hampton did an excellent job at our wedding! We are huge Ravens fans and we wanted our introduction into the reception to mock that of a Ravens home game. He did his research and we were ecstatic and the result!!! We had a blast. Our guests even gave us huge compliments on our music selection, which was all done by Hampton. We were blessed to have him as our DJ!! Read less
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Auzar
Wedding:
5/25/2012
4.8/5.0
Mr. Hampton Thomas was our DJ and he was wonderful! He rehearsed with us and provided our ceremony music as well as handling our reception music. He's cheerful and he knows how to keep a roudy bridal party in order! His service was second to none and we highly recommend him to anyone!
Mr. Hampton Thomas was our DJ and he was wonderful! He rehearsed with us and provided our ceremony music as well as Read more...
Mr. Hampton Thomas was our DJ and he was wonderful! He rehearsed with us and provided our ceremony music as well as handling our reception music. He's cheerful and he knows how to keep a roudy bridal party in order! His service was second to none and we highly recommend him to anyone! Read less
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Katherine
Wedding:
3/19/2011
5.0/5.0
Hampton went above and beyond for my wedding and reception. He met with my fiance (now husband) and I - helped to sort through what songs were important to us, what we could do that would make our reception extra special and made our day so lovely. Something that I really liked was that Hampton provided us with a website where we could sample music and pick what we wanted so it was all planned out easily. No headaches or confusion. He even came to our rehearsal to make sure everything would run smoothly the next day! My guests commented on how much fun they had and what a great guy our dj was - thank you Hampton!!!!
Hampton went above and beyond for my wedding and reception. He met with my fiance (now husband) and I - helped to sort Read more...
Hampton went above and beyond for my wedding and reception. He met with my fiance (now husband) and I - helped to sort through what songs were important to us, what we could do that would make our reception extra special and made our day so lovely. Something that I really liked was that Hampton provided us with a website where we could sample music and pick what we wanted so it was all planned out easily. No headaches or confusion. He even came to our rehearsal to make sure everything would run smoothly the next day! My guests commented on how much fun they had and what a great guy our dj was - thank you Hampton!!!! Read less
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Special Occasions Entertainment responded with the following comments:

Love ya Kat. You 2 are a great couple and made for each other. A very handsome man with his beautiful new bride. It was a great pleasure to be your DJ and help you have a wonderful day. I cried along with many of your guests at the ceremony. Enjoy your life together.
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Michelle
Wedding:
10/9/2010
5.0/5.0
Hampton was awesome! He came to our house two meet with us two times prior to our wedding. We discussed every detail and he offered great suggestions. He was also very patient when I had some emotional times.
He did our ceremony and reception music and both were perfect. He has such a great personality and really made our reception fun. He is very flexible during the reception and keeps things running on time.

I would definitely recommend Hampton!
Hampton was awesome! He came to our house two meet with us two times prior to our wedding. We discussed every detail and Read more...
Hampton was awesome! He came to our house two meet with us two times prior to our wedding. We discussed every detail and he offered great suggestions. He was also very patient when I had some emotional times.
He did our ceremony and reception music and both were perfect. He has such a great personality and really made our reception fun. He is very flexible during the reception and keeps things running on time.

I would definitely recommend Hampton! Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
12/31/2008
5.0/5.0
Hampton is friendly, genuine, hard-working, and awesome!
Hampton is friendly, genuine, hard-working, and awesome!
Hampton is friendly, genuine, hard-working, and awesome! Read less
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Special Occasions Entertainment responded with the following comments:

Thank you Jennifer. It was pleasure to provide my services for your awesome event.

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