Portland Wedding DJs
DJs can truly make or break a wedding reception! They are often the ones in charge of keeping the night flowing between all the different events and also of course the party! Unfortunately, DJ horror stories are all too common- from having a friend with a spotify playlist run the night, mispronounced names, not showing up, or playing quite literally the worst music there is way too many things that I have seen go wrong!! I wanted to save you babes the trouble and recommend some of my favorites in the industry! Every single one of them exceeds in professionalism and making sure that everyone has a great time!
DJ #1 PURE PULSE ENTERTAINMENT
“Our passion is music and entertainment. We thrive to set the mood and bring the party to a whole new level. Our DJs were carefully chosen based off of character and their love for music, and they’ve been professionally trained. Our goal is to ensure that you feel taken care of and at the end of the event are blown away with the total experience!”
DJ #2 JESS THE RIPPER
“Hailing from Reno/Tahoe arrives high energy, non binary DJ, Jess the Ripper. With over 10 years of professional experience under their belt, Jess has become one of the most popular spinners in markets across the East and West coasts. They mix everything from house, to hip-hop, to 80’s hits. Reno Tahoe Magazine said it best, “In a scene full of testosterone, Jess the Ripper brings a fresh and unique approach to the art.”
DJ #3 SILICON FOREST DJ
“We moved from Arizona and started DJing here in Portland, Oregon in May of 2015. By the end of the year, we had DJ’d over 50 weddings and events throughout Oregon, Arizona, and Washington. We are currently the top rated DJ on WeddingWire, TheKnot, and Junebug Weddings as we finish the year in 2018. You won’t be able to find a more affordable DJ that brings the same level of high definition sound and entertainment. We pride ourselves on using the best equipment and technology available to make your event unforgettable. But equipment can only get you so far, you also need a DJ who understands your musical preferences and will make the party exactly how you envisioned it. Don’t let all those months of planning go to waste! Silicon Forest Entertainment will guarantee you the wedding, corporate event, or party that you dreamed of!”
DJ #4 PARADOX PRODUCTIONS
“Paradox Productions is a Portland, OR based DJ, MC & photo booth service with 30+ industry recognized awards. Voted “Best DJ in Portland” by Oregon Bride Magazine, they are best known for packing dance floors; by what has been called the most talented team of professional wedding and event DJs in Oregon & Washington state.”
What Does a Portland DJ Cost?
Many DJs offer a variety of packages depending on what you are looking for!! This means if you are having something small and intimate or large and wild, there is an option for you somewhere in there!! While these numbers do not apply to every vendor, a good rule of thumb is to have a budget of $500 for having a DJ for just the ceremony and upto $2000+ for someone to stay from ceremony all the way until the lights go on! Keep in mind, DJs also are often MC-ing, setting up lights, working with the venue space on equipment and instruments!
Picking the Right Portland Oregon Wedding DJ
Ultimately when picking your DJ, make sure that they are someone that you vibe with!! Quite often the people we connect with also share similar interests and this will make it easier for them to understand you and make sure that the music and vibes of the night are right on par with your expectations!! If you are hoping for a crazy party at the end of the night, ask each other if you can see yourself partying with the DJ 😉