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Washington DC Wedding DJ Set Up | St. Francis Hall

May 22 2017
By: Chris Laich Music Services
Categories: DJ Set Ups
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DC is full of beautiful wedding venues – some are well known, while others, like St. Francis Hall, are something of a well-kept secret. Located in Brookland near the Basilica, St. Francis Hall also happens to be a functioning Franciscan monastery. As such, there’s a peaceful vibe and the grounds are just beautiful. The hall itself was built in the 1930s in the Renaissance style, has a grand, elegant feel, and can host up to 250 guests – a boon for those of you planning a large wedding! The gardens surrounding it are amazing for photos, plus there’s free parking. That’s right – free parking. For everyone.

To give you an idea of how warm and beautiful this DC venue is, here’s a couple images from Nicole and Brian’s wedding at St. Francis Hall that we deejayed awhile back:

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photo: Deb Lindsey

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photo: Deb Lindsey

What you can’t see in those shots are our Bose wireless speakers and how we set up the space for sound during cocktails and reception. To give you an idea of how well our equipment blends in, here are some quick snaps we took while setting up for another celebration (sorry for the blurriness!).

If you’d like to chat about how we’ll deliver great sound for your celebration, give us a call at 202.997.2514.

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Washington DC DJ Set Up | Shadow Creek Weddings + Events

Apr 12 2017
By: Chris Laich Music Services
Categories: DJ Set Ups
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Shadow Creek is a beautiful wedding venue in the verdant Virginia countryside. Celebrations are hosted in a large and lovely barn, whose high ceilings and open space are both rustic and elegant. A big plus for us is that the dance floor is HUGE, so our couples and their loved ones can really get down! All that room is a big help to those whose guest list is on the longer side – Shadow Creek can accommodate 300 guests, rain or shine.

Folks who wed there also benefit from this Virginia wedding venue’s enormous outside space, which is wonderful for outdoor ceremonies and cocktail hours. Shadow Creek doesn’t just look like a classic Virginia horse property…there are actual horses there, too! You can even have one come to your cocktail hour or be a part of your wedding photos.

Large and open are great things as far as atmosphere goes, but this can sometimes present challenges as far as a DJ setup goes. However, we’ve got the equipment (our amazing wireless Bose speakers) and the know-how to deliver excellent, unobtrusive sound coverage inside and out.

Below are a few shots of our DJ setup within Shadow Creek’s barn, as well as on the front portico and lawns. If you’ve got questions about how we’d set up in your wedding venue, give us a call at 202.997.2514.

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Washington DC DJ Set Up | 8 Chains Winery

Mar 15 2017
By: Chris Laich Music Services
Categories: DJ Set Ups, Wedding Music
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Outdoor weddings are always fun, and when the venue in question is a winery, the proceedings take on a holiday atmosphere. The landscape is so different that it’s hard not to feel as if you’re far removed from the Washington, DC area!

We’re lucky to have several great wineries in the area at which couples can wed, one of which is the beautiful 8 Chains North Winery. Located in Waterford, VA, the venue has beautiful banquet rooms (one of which has a handsome patio) and, of course, stunning outdoor spaces which afford sweeping views of the vineyards.

Capacity at 8 Chains ranges from 100-120, and they do allow tenting, which enables couples to take advantage of all the natural beauty. When clients choose this venue for their celebration, we always bring our Bose wireless speakers! Not only do they provide powerful sound which will carry even in a wide, open space such as a vineyard, but they also make a minimal visual imprint. A helpful asset indoors and out!

Browse the shots of our DJ setup at 8 Chains North Winery below:

ceremony012 pictured above: Sara + Corey’s ceremony setup (and our barely there Bose speakers) via Lauren Gay Photography

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