• DJ's and Music

    Music is the harmonious voice of creation

  • Music Types

    There are two kinds of music you will want for your wedding: ceremony music and reception music.

    Ceremony Music

    Most ceremonies only need 3 songs played: bridal party entrance, bride's entrance (processional), and the couple's exit (recessional).

    It may seem nice to have some background music before and after, but really, no one is paying any attention, so don't worry about it... that is great in the movies, but there the guests are paid to keep quiet, whereas your guests will be chatting up loud enough to cover almost any music level. For ceremony music you have two options - recorded or live. Recorded music gives great flexibility, whereas live music is limited by the musician's play list. Live music however, it is classier, albeit at a higher cost. Depending on your vision and your budget, choose what's best for you.

    Recorded Music & Officiant Amplification

    At our venues we provide portable, outdoors amplification for your officiant, along with a choice of 3 recorded songs as part of the package. You can add this as an option to our travelling officiants for $75. See the Ceremony Sound link to the side.

    Reception Music

    For the reception you will want a DJ. Of course, you could also have a band... though that can add up, takes more space, and limits the music choices to the kinds of music they play. Even with a band, you still need a DJ: most bands play a few 45 minutes sessions, and do not have dance lighting, make annoucements... so you're likely getting both.

    All our DJs will work with you to create a fabulous playlist, organize speeches and any activities, and coordinate a beautiful event.

    All our DJs will work with you to create a fabulous playlist, organize speeches and any activities, and coordinate a beautiful event.

  • Our Music Options

    House DJ @ Rosehenge Hall

    House DJ @ Glenhaven Events

    Matt Iverson, Wedding DJ

    Randy & Co., Wedding DJs

    Ryan Karstens, Wedding DJ

    DJ Steve Macke

    Mini DJ: Ceremony Music and Microphone​

  • House DJ @ Rosehenge Hall

    The DJ is the heart of the reception.

    A great DJ can make a party unforgettable. Here are the key elements to a great DJ: personality, a sound system that is appropriate to the space, and dance lights.


    Without great sound and lights, no party can be great, maybe ok, but not really great. Here is the thing: a great sound system needs to be sized and tuned to the space. Even if you have the right equipment in place, it takes hours to tweak it to the peculiarities of the space: to eliminate echoes, amplify or remove certain frequencies so the place sounds great. A mobile DJ does not have that luxury: they neither have the time nor the physical space for cables, and speakers... so most mobile setups are just ok. Further more, the dance lights, which most people first dismiss as not important, actually create the mood: great lights can make the place feel like many places in one.


    We decided to build an awesome sound and lights system to ensure the party can be really great. In addition, we screened and selected great DJs to work with us. This is why all our parties use our DJs: because we can ensure all the ingredients are in place: personality, sound, and lights.

  • House DJ @ Glenhaven Events

    The DJ is the heart of the reception.

    A great DJ can make a party unforgettable. Here are the key elements to a great DJ: personality, a sound system that is appropriate to the space, and dance lights.


    Without great sound and lights, no party can be great, maybe ok, but not really great. Here is the thing: a great sound system needs to be sized and tuned to the space. Even if you have the right equipment in place, it takes hours to tweak it to the peculiarities of the space: to eliminate echoes, amplify or remove certain frequencies so the place sounds great. A mobile DJ does not have that luxury: they neither have the time nor the physical space for cables, and speakers... so most mobile setups are just ok. Further more, the dance lights, which most people first dismiss as not important, actually create the mood: great lights can make the place feel like many places in one.


    We decided to build an awesome sound and lights system to ensure the party can be really great. In addition, we screened and selected great DJs to work with us. This is why all our parties use our DJs: because we can ensure all the ingredients are in place: personality, sound, and lights.

  • Matt Iverson, Wedding DJ

    The DJ is the heart of the reception.

    Being a wedding DJ is a lot more complex than just taking a few requests and punching some buttons.

     

    An experienced DJ will adjust the music on the fly to what the crowd likes, will check in with the bride and groom throughout the night to ensure all activities and events planned get done right, and will guide the bride and groom before the wedding to create play lists, activities, and announcements so that, come the Big Day, everything is well planned and executed orderly, while the bride and groom enjoy their day without having to worry, or even remember... they just need to show up, smile, and enjoy their day.

     

    On your wedding day, I will work with you before hand to plan your night out. My goal is to make it everything you want it to be.

     

    Congratulations!

     

    Matt
    [email protected]
    Office: 952-938-0778

  • Randy & Co., Wedding DJs

    The DJ is the heart of the reception.

    If it's a fun party you are looking for, you've come to the right place, well, DJ.

     

    My natural instinct when it comes to djing, is to get the dance floor packed and keep it that way. With nearly 20 years of experience I have the ability to to look at a crowd and determine what is going to work musically.

     

    I have a an extensive library that is over ten thousand songs and still growing. I'm not afraid to mix things up to give each party the distinctive style it needs.

     

    I pay attention to little details so that the dance runs smoothly and everyone has a good time. Its knowing what to play and when to play it is what makes me a talented DJ.

     

    Having designed both the sound and dance lights system at Glenhaven, I am the primary DJ here. For each bride I customize the play list, and build from the schedule created at the planning meeting.

     

    Drop me a line and we can discuss your wishes.

     

    Meanwhile, check out some of the light scenes we created for your celebration - few places in the Twin Cities can create the unforgetable ambiance and feeling of complete immersion you and your guests will have at Glenhaven.


    Congratulations!


    DJ Randy
    [email protected]
    Office: 952-938-0778

  • Ryan Karstens, Wedding DJ

    The DJ is the heart of the reception.

    DJ Ryan offers many great tips and ideas that can only be gained through his years of experience as a wedding DJ.

     

    His first wedding experience came when he was asked to be the DJ for a co-worker at the college radio station he managed in 1990.

     

    Every year since then, he hasn't stopped performing at wedding receptions now with 500 receptions to his credit.

     

    The key to a successful reception is good communication between the couple and all vendors involved in the production of the event especially the DJ. Ryan will take the time to discuss your ideas and come up with a plan that suits your vision to create a special, unique and memorable wedding experience.

     

    DJ Ryan is not the kind of entertainer that will just stand behind the equipment and just play the music. Your guests will find him friendly and willing to play their requests while at the same time always coming up "fun" ideas to include every one at the reception.

     

    To find out what makes his receptions successful, please contact us for more information or attend one of our open house nights.

     

    Let's get this party started!!

     

    Fab Weddings Office: 952-938-0778

  • DJ Steve Macke​

    The DJ is the heart of the reception.

    Hi there,


    Thank you for checking me out for your wedding!

    Steve Macke is a professional DJ of 15 years providing DJ services throughout the Twin Cities metro area and Western Wisconsin. Even before his professional career started, you could say his DJ career started at the age of 13. When faced with the dilemma of the junior high school dance being cancelled due to lack of funding, Steve convinced his principal to allow him to DJ the school dance himself for free to avoid letting the students down. From there, his love of DJ’ing grew and he continued on to DJ many of the school dances through graduation.

     

    After graduation, Steve continued to get multiple requests for his DJ services for area high school dances, a true testament to his professionalism and unique DJ style. Eventually, his friends started getting married and that’s when he really found a love of DJ’ing and has grown that passion into a career.

     

    Steve is passionate about music and passionate about meaningful marriages. His goal is to provide you with very personalized service to help in making your wedding day all about you and stress-free. Steve loves to engage an audience and will help to make your guests feel welcome, relaxed and ready to dance.

    Steve, his wife Kristen and their two children live in Farmington, Minnesota. When he is not with his family he spends his time volunteering in the music department at church, playing basketball, golf, and softball.

     

    Call me, maybe :)

    Fab Weddings Office: 952-938-0778

  • Mini DJ: Ceremony Music and Microphone​

    The DJ is the heart of the reception.

    Anytime you have more than 30-40 people at a ceremony, it is a good idea to amplify the sound so all can hear you saying your vows!!

     

    Occasionally, the venue or DJ will provide this for free. All our venues do. However, if you do not have it, you can add this service to your officiant service.

     

    Our mini DJ service, for $75, provides an amplification station, microphone, and the much needed processional and recessional songs. Basically, you get a minister with his/her own amplification system and our ceremony music for the duration of the ceremony.

     

    Some people choose to skip this but then they struggle with a CD player or laptop to play the music (both typically inadequate) and very few guests can hear the bride and groom - missing the most important part: you saying your vows!!!

     

    Anyway, a regular DJ is overkill if all you do is the ceremony... Without it, few will hear what is being said. Mini DJ is the Budget Wedding alternative - sufficient amplification to cover 100-200 people and nice music to boot. Food for thought: it's your wedding, but having your mom and dad being able to actually hear your say your vows is well, "priceless".

     

    What music is available?

     

    This service is an option you have as an add-on to a minister reservation in Minnesota only, based on availability. Please call us if you wish to use this service. The equipment is popular and Maureen can help reserve it for you.

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