Frequently Asked Questions
At Gold Coast Events Co., we’re happy to provide the information you need to help you make the right decision. Here are answers to some of the most common questions we receive:
What types of events are your specialty?
We are true wedding specialists, experienced with all types of wedding celebrations and etiquette's. Weddings are our passion and make up over 90% of our business. We do not book bars or nightclubs.
How would you define your “style” or approach to providing DJ entertainment?
Our presentation is polished and simple, marked by artistic mixing and a professional “cheese-free” approach to announcements and microphone work. Many DJs think that it is their job to put on a show and be the center of attention at the reception. We believe firmly that your wedding is your show, and we have no interest in taking the spotlight from you.
How involved are you in helping us to plan our music?
Just as you pay a caterer for their expertise in food, you are paying us for our expertise in music. We are more than willing to provide you with a multitude of suggestions based on your preferences, and we’re perfectly comfortable selecting most (or all) of the music if you aren’t interested in doing so. Our extensive knowledge of music enables us to work with your requests and create a mood that reflects your tastes while creating a great atmosphere for all of your guests. In addition, we specialize in addressing music “challenges,” whether combining multicultural musical styles or adapting unique or eclectic music tastes to the formality of a wedding. Our team are always available to answer questions or assist you in choosing the songs that will reflect your vision of your special day.
How involved can we be in selecting music for our event?
We encourage you to be as involved as you would like to be! Most of our clients place great value on music and probably have very distinct ideas about what they want to hear. If you would like to select every song, we are happy to accommodate you. The majority of our couples, however, prefer to discuss with their DJ, in depth, their preferences and at least a few specific requests. We pride ourselves on listening to our clients and respecting their input and wishes, while providing additional suggestions and guidance when appropriate. Rest assured, you will never hear songs you have asked not to be played, or genres you’ve told us you don’t like.
How do you mix the music?
Mixing is a pretty basic skill for a professional disc jockey, but how a DJ does it says a lot about his or her style. We mix music with the purpose of creating seamless transitions between songs and maintaining the energy and momentum on the dance floor. Mixing for us is something we do on the spot, based on the tempo and “feel” of the songs and the reaction of the crowd. We don’t treat your wedding like it’s our personal nightclub appearance, and we don’t use your wedding to test out remixes that no one recognizes. Our DJs always use the original and most popular versions of each song unless there’s a really good reason not to. We also don’t use any cheesy, pre-fabricated “DJ mixes” from subscription services.
What areas do you serve?
We serve the NY Metro and Tri-State Area.
What are the terms of payment if I book your services?
An industry-standard, 50% nonrefundable reservation fee is due with your signed agreement within 10 days.
What do you require from my event site?
We require adequate power (120-volt, 15-amp circuit on a grounded outlet) within 35 feet of where the DJ will be set up.
Are you insured?
We carry a full liability insurance policy with a coverage value of $2,000,000. We are happy to provide you or your venue with a copy of our insurance policy upon request.
When do you arrive to set up for an event?
We always arrive on-site at least an hour and a half prior to the contracted start time of the event, and earlier as necessitated by the setup requirements of the site.
What kind of equipment do you use?
We use the highest quality professional-grade equipment available: strictly Serato DJ, Pioneer and RANE mixers, JBL or QSC speakers and EV/Shure microphones.
Do you have reviews or references?
We have both! We currently have well over 100 reviews on TheKnot. If you prefer to speak with some of our former clients personally, your DJ will (upon request) gladly provide you with references who are more than happy to discuss the quality of his performance and customer service. We will be sure to let them know to expect your call. We want you to feel completely comfortable in researching our services.
Most importantly… why should I choose Gold Coast Events for my wedding?
Simply put, we provide exceptional entertainment and the most accommodating and attentive customer care found in this industry.
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