DJ & Emcee Services

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Know your DJ, not all are created equal!

When booking a "DJ Company" for your next event make sure the person you interview and hire will be the actual DJ that shows up to perform the day of your special celebration. 


Not all DJs /Emcees are created equal, make sure they have the experience and professionalism to help create the right mood for your event. Check out the section below before booking a DJ. 


Luckily, we have the right person for all occasions, with over 25 years of experience Jason Gomez (Venue 481 Owner and Event Specialist) is ready to  discuss your needs. Please see our DJ and lighting packages below. 


Whether a large community event such as Springfield's Birthplace of Route 66 Festival or an intimate fundraisers such as Dinner on the Diamond held at Hammon's Field, Jason understands the importance of communicating effectively to all in attendance. 

DJ & Emcee FAQs

How much does a wedding DJ cost?

  • "Wedding DJ prices can vary greatly depending on many factors including your wedding’s location, the type of package you’re looking for, and your chosen DJ’s experience and level of expertise.

    If you’re  considering hiring a DJ to play music at your wedding, keep in mind that  the average wedding DJ cost in the U.S. is around $1,000 with most couples spending between $750 to $1,400.

    Couples are spending more on their wedding DJ nowadays than in past years as they are devoting more of their wedding budget to their guests’ experience, focusing more on music, food and more."
    - Wedding Wire

What questions should I ask a wedding DJ before hiring?

  • A big part of finding the right DJ for your wedding is personality—you  want to find a professional who you actually like and trust (and of  course, is available on your wedding date and within budget). However, there are several important questions you'll need to ask include:
    • How would you describe your style?
    • Can we see your song list?
    • What is included in your fee?
    • Are there specific genres of music that you specialize in?
    • How will you work with us to create a wedding playlist?
    • What are your favorite first dance songs?
    • Have you worked at my venue before?
    • What type of equipment do you use?
    • How many breaks do you require?
    • Do you offer additional services like lighting, photo booth, etc.?
    • Are you insured?

Venue 481 DJ & Lighting Package Cost:

"Epic" 

  • 6 hours DJ/Emcee
    • Consultation with ceremony & reception guide
    • Ceremony, cocktail hour, dinner music, & reception music
    • 2 different set up locations (if needed)
    • Wireless hand-held or lapel microphone
    • Professional attire and microphone etiquette (always included)
  • Epic Lighting:
    • Programmable dance floor lighting effects
    • 4, Professional LED nightclub lights
    • 8, Color changing LED lights
    • Haze machine (similar to a fog machine without all the negatives associated)
    • Professional trussing with custom up-lighting
    • 8, LED up-lighting with custom effects & colors
  • $800 (when event is hosted at Venue 481)   |  $1,000 (off-site)

"Envision"

  • 4 hours Deejay/Emcee
    • Consultation with ceremony & reception guide
    • Ceremony, dinner music, & reception music
    • 2 different set up locations (if needed)
    • Wireless hand-held or lapel microphone
    • Professional attire and microphone etiquette (always included)
  • Envision Lighting:
    • Programmable dance floor lighting effects
    • 2, Professional LED nightclub lights
    • 4, Color changing LED lights
    • Haze machine (similar to a fog machine without all the negatives associated)
    • Professional tri-pod lighting support
    • 4, LED up-lighting with customer effects & color
  • $600 (when event is hosted at Venue 481)   |  $800 (off-site)

"Enchanted"

  • 4 hours Deejay/Emcee:
    • Consultation with ceremony & reception guide
    • Ceremony & reception music
    • Wireless hand-held microphone
    • 1 set up location
    • Professional attire and microphone etiquette (always included)
  • Enchanted Lighting:
    • Dance floor lighting effects
    • 4, Color changing LED lights
    • 2, Party effect lights
    • Haze machine (similar to a fog machine without all the negatives associated)
    • Professional tri-pod lighting support
  • $500 (when event is hosted at Venue 481)   |  $650 (off-site)

Custom DJ & Lighting Package (contact us today to build something uniquely yours)

  • Starting at: $400 (when event is hosted at Venue 481)   |  $600 (off-site)

Real testimonials:

  • "We would like to personally recommend Jason Gomez  for his professional DJ services at our daughter’s  wedding.

    From the time he arrived until he tore down his  equipment he was welcomed by all. His music choices were spot on for the 150 people in attendance. The dance floor was full from 3 year olds to 83 and everyone had fun.

    I would like to thank Jason for making my daughter and her husband’s night complete. He comes  highly recommended by all our friends and families and their future DJ  needs."
    - Kevin Fletcher


  • "My best friend got married here and the place is beautiful! It is an awesome property! Jason is an awesome guy and will make sure your day is perfect!"       
    - Colby Grove