If you have an event that needs a DJ a good person to seriously consider is Gary Stephen Jones who owns Killa Party Entertainment. Gary is an Irlam lad who now lives in Cadishead and has been a DJ for over 20 years. If you go to his Facebook Page by clicking here and look back at all his pictures from previous events you are likely to see many people locally you probably know who has trusted him for their big events.
Now specialising in Weddings he often does Birthdays, Christmas Parties, Christenings and Corporate Events.
Every summer he gets to work at the Northwests Premier Wedding Venues and play a part in peoples biggest days of their lives. From Barn Weddings, Monasteries, Posh Hotels, Chain Hotels, Working Mens Clubs, Marquees, Boats and big Glass Houses he has worked them all. (Click here to see some great venues)
Gary is well known in Irlam due to: he studied at ICCHS, he was a Manager for Tesco Irlam, DJ at RVP, DJ at Irlam Railway, DJ at Tiger Moth and is seen on a lot of local peoples Birthdays and Weddings.
All the products and services offered are when possible sourced from the best UK companies and are the best available on the market. Be reassured he doesn’t use cheap Chinese copies often seen for pennies on Facebook groups these items are the real deal.
Drop him a message and he will send you over a custom quote
Let me show you how a working men’s club can be transformed into a visually stunning wedding venue. At this Wedding we used Uplighting, White 16x16ft Star Lit Dance Floor, Dry Ice 1st Dance (Dancing In The Clouds) and a top notch DJ (Me… ha ha). But seriously the amount of compliments I got on the night from regulars who said it completely transformed the room. Not everyone has the budget to spend 5-10k on the venue and some choose to use the money for different things like an house deposit or a new baby on arrival. But what you can achieve for a lot less money is amazing with a bit of planning. For all the services I provided including discounts for multiple services they got all this for only £1127 saving them £77. Check out the pictures below to see why this was worth it…
Mark & Mel got married at Irlam Steelworks Club in August 2014 and kept it local.
The full day was a very relaxed atmosphere and the fact it was in the same town most of the guests come from which was a big plus point. No guests had to worry about taxi’s and the bar was very well priced which can be a barrier at posh hotels for some guests. This led to a packed dance floor and fun had by all.
Irlam Steelworks Club have 3 function rooms but for a wedding only the main room is a viable option. On site there is also a kitchen that can be used for a small charge so catering can be done usually buffet style. Irlam Steel can cater for Weddings comfortably for upto 150 guests.
In the pictures below you can see how Mark & Mel hired from me the uplighting which worked really well. The 1st picture you can see they were bright in the day and the second picture you can see it’s now dark outside and the really do make the room pop! This room benefits from 14 uplights to get the best effect. This works out at £196 for all day hire.
My recommendations for this venue is to keep it simple. By this my recommendations would be:
Uplighting (Choose what colour to make the venue walls match your theme) £14 per unit minimum of 12
Dry Ice 1st Dance
Starlit Backdrop with Starlit Head Table Skirt and Cake Starlit Table Skirt
The entertainment and lighting will set the scene and get it right you and your guests will have a party to remember for many years to come
Dance In The Clouds for your first dance and allow your photographer to really get some awesome pictures to treasure forever. Dry Ice is relatively new in terms of the wedding market. Not many DJs/companies do it. I decided to offer the effect it to differentiate myself from the competition and overnight night B+Gs and other vendors/venues are floored by how nice it makes the room look.
This was at the Black Swan in Hollins Green. They only accept Friday Weddings now as it is a busy venue in it’s own right. It has also just had a £1million refit with hotel added onto it. On Saturday 16th I provided an all day Wedding Day package. This involved:
1) I provided the Ceremony Music in the Church (Before/during/after)
2) Next I was already set up in the venue to provide Master of Ceremony duties.
3) Background Music was played whilst Dinner was served
4) Background music was played for the Drinks Reception
5) Disco was provided till 1am
My clients also booked…..
6) Uplighters to create coloured washes of light onto the room walls
8) Dry Ice (Dancing In The Clouds)
9) Candelabra Hire
To book any of these services please contact me for a chat or to book a meeting
Saturday 7th June 2014 at the Rhinewood Country Club I did Kelly & James’ Wedding Reception. It was an absolute fantastic night with some great family and friends. They will be sunning it up now in the very hot Tenerife. Thank you for booking me guys! This picture was at the end of a very hot and sweaty night on my iPhone Camera so the picture is a little pixelated.
Update…. Sadly the venue has now closed and is being demolished to make way for housing
Have you considered The Lowry Theatre to host your Wedding Breakfast/Reception? The beautiful Compass Room is an ideal venue. It has a few big ticks that all Party’s should have. The bar is in the same room as the dance floor and there is a large balcony which is great for any smokers in the party. It helps keep all your guests together and centres the party around the entertainment. Trust me there is nothing worse than a bar in a different room and all the blokes are propping it up. Watch the day turn to night with panoramic views of Media City illuminated at night. It’s a perfect photo opportunity. I have DJ’d many Weddings here. If you would like a chat then please get in touch.
Recent Education I have booked on to attend is the Pro Mobile Conference 2014 in Oxford. This event is by far my number one favourite event of the year. I meet so many positive like minded people and learn so many different ideas that give me a great motivational boost for the coming Wedding Season. It’s a 2 day conference with an overnight stay. Attending this year will be Randy Bartlett who is one of the top American Wedding DJs. He will be giving a couple of seminars which I’m sure will be a big eye opener. Other guests include: Sharon Knight – Personal Branding, Rob Brown – Networking and referrals, Howard Wing – Wedding Marketing, Tom Salinsky – Storytelling for sales and special guest Mark Goodier Radio DJ. Other highlights include a networking breakfast, lunch and a technology breakout rooms.
Then in April it’s the National Association of Disc Jockeys Annual Conference in London. One of the highlights is again networking with some fantastic DJs and sharing ideas. This year they have managed to secure the services of Mark Ferrell from California. He’s runs a very successful company called Marbecca. They teach DJs how to become competent Master of Ceremonies and public speakers. The will be presenting a seminar called “Get What You Are Worth” the 1st time he has presented this in the UK.
So two fantastic dates to look forward to, at least until September and BPM in Birmingham.
Booked a photographer Watch this unfold. Yes the Priest was totally in the wrong. However, a professional photographer wouldn’t take this many snaps so close to the Priest. A professional photographer would of spoken to the Priest beforehand to understand what is acceptable and what is not. Do your homework and spell out to all your vendors that they need to do their homework as you don’t want any cock-ups. Does the venue allow your DJ to use smoke? Is there a sound limiter in the room that cuts the music if the DJ plays to loud to protect local neighbours from noise pollution? Do they require PAT Tests? Do the require PLI Insurance? Does the DJ only have 60 Mins to set/pack down? Make sure your vendors are up to the job and ask questions. Wedding Specialist DJs, Photographers and Videographers must do their homework and get it right.