Here’s a pretty comprehensive list of wedding venues in Orange, Los Angeles, Inland Empire and Riverside Counties I’ve DJed weddings, holiday or corporate event. That’s 100+ venues with 300+ weddings and 100s of corporate and private events! Check to see if yours is on here, and don’t hesitate to reach out if you’d like to pick my brain about logistics, design or anything at all.
Here are some photos from a wedding I DJed at the Waterfront Beach Resort in Huntington Beach. It’s much less hustle and bustle compared to the Hyatt Regency next door, and has a much more laid back beachey feel to it.
This was a mixed culture couple which made for a one of a kind event. I provided sound technician services for the Ceremony (venue provides the PA and microphone), Cocktail Hour music on the terrace, DJ, MC & Uplighting in the Vista Ballroom. Can’t wait to be back!
Here’s footage from a wedding I DJed there years before:
Short video from a wedding I DJed at Newland Barn / Newland House Museum, in Huntington Beach, Surf City USA. It’s a super relaxed private yard with an indoor section inside a bar like structure.
It’s a great location that gets tons of sun, and also has a small indoor area to put your buffet in, or in this case, the dance floor. This particular client decided to pipe and drape the room, and had me provide back uplighting in blue, which was incredibly effective (smaller rooms are easier to saturate). They were a sweet and down to earth B&G, I couldn’t ask for better clients.
The key to DJing a reception at this location, or any location that is open air and this sprawled out, is to have a widely dispersed sound system, which requires (reliable) wireless audio signal transmitters. I’ve got a set of speakers playing the same program (music / microphones during speeches) back at the barn from the house museum, so the dinner reception area is covered with sound evenly. This allows the music and speeches to not be too loud for some of the guests, while the guests in the back are struggling to hear what is going on. Please inquire if you’d like to learn more about this.
Looking forward to be back at this location!
This is just two short clips I took right before a reception on a wedding I DJed last August at the Surf and Sand Resort in Laguna Beach. They opted for up-lighting, cake spotlighting, and I also provided music and microphones for their Ceremony (sorry no footage) on the terrace overlooking the ocean. This place is very well kept and luxurious; it’s absolute paradise!
One thing to be careful though, is that if you’re a vendor or your family is doing decorations, you can expect delays in logistics because they have very limited freighting capacity, and the venue is built vertically. I gave myself and crew a whole hour to do just the unloading and parking, which turned out to be a really wise decision on my part. Parking for vendors is off-site and very limited. Be ready to wait for the elevator to the ballroom and terrace on each trip, and be there earlier than you think you need to be there; don’t get into a hairy situation right before the ceremony, and if you’re the bride and groom, make sure to use dependable vendors that has experience at this location.
Nothing beats getting married at the beach, without the issues caused by the beach; the terrace at Surf & Sand gives you the view without the fuss, and you have ample electricity, which means you won’t need a generator like most beach side options. From what I understand, they charge a pretty penny, but there are very few places like this on the coast; Pacific Edge, being one other I can think of.
Seacliff Country Club is a hidden gem in Huntington Beach. Their reception halls are to some extent plain, but in very good repair and a perfect canvas for lighting work. They have the ceremonies on the back ledge overlooking the golf course, which is very pretty.
I totally missed getting footage in the cocktail hour foyer. I also did music in there, but no biggie.
The catering captain and venue coordinator were awesome to work with. It makes a huge difference when you’re working with professionals that really care about the event. Everybody was on board to make the night seamless, and I can tell you this is quite rare and very valuable.
The clients had Pinkberry Frozen Yogurts and In-N-Out burgers and fries delivered the last hour of the reception, which brought a lot of charm to the wedding I think. I love having light hearted and laid back couples like this. I seem to get many of these in Huntington Beach; which is Surf City after all. Hope to be back soon!
Book this package for $1420* (Normally $1520; you MUST mention this post at the time of inquiry).
6 total hours of sound, lighting, DJ & MC services
Ceremony Music & Microphoning Package:
- 2 Speakers (150 watt rms each; appropriate for congregations of up to 180)
- 1 Countryman Wireless Microphone (discreet headset worn by officiant)
- 1 Lapel Wireless Microphone (worn by groom for vows)
- 1 Handheld Wireless Microphone on Stand (for readings by bridal party / guest)
Cocktail Hour Music
- Stand-alone sound system
- 1 handheld microphone for addressing crowd
- 800watt PA system (appropriate for crowds up to 180 guests)
- DJ console (Media Used: MIDI, Vinyl, MP3s)
- 10 channel mixer
- 1 wireless microphone for toasts
- 4 piece dance lighting
- Up to 18 fixtures of static, one color uplights (Par38 Halogens or Par64 LEDs, depending on color) (appropriate for Up to 180 guests)
*Offer may not be combined with any other offers.