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Columbia Gorge Hotel Wedding Hood River

 
Gary and Jonathan’s Columbia Gorge Hotel wedding and reception was held on Saturday, August 28, 2021 in Hood River, Oregon. The return of warm summer weather for cocktails behind the hotel and the ceremony on the Point Lawn overlooking the Columbia River, led to a magical evening on the West Lawn for the reception.
 
Columbia Gorge Hotel Wedding Hood River (8-28-21)
Columbia Gorge Hotel Wedding Hood River (8-28-21)
Columbia Gorge Hotel Wedding Hood River (8-28-21)
Columbia Gorge Hotel Wedding Hood River (8-28-21)
 
My secondary sound system provided background music for the cocktail hour that began at 4pm. Selections were a mix of R&B along with some standards (Ella, Rat Pack, etc.) as requested by Gary and Jonathan. For the ceremony, the hotel set-up their sound system and I played the music selections via my iPad.
 
Columbia Gorge Hotel Wedding Ceremony Highlights:

  • Wedding Party Entrance: Etta James – At Last
  • Exit Song: Black Eyed Peas – I Gotta Feeling

Following the ceremony, the newlyweds had additional photos taken while guests moved to the West Lawn for dinner. Background music selections were similar to those chosen for the cocktail hour, but a little softer tempo. Featured artists included: Otis Redding, Sade, Earth Wind & Fire and more.
 
Columbia Gorge Hotel Wedding Hood River (8-28-21)
 
Columbia Gorge Hotel Wedding Reception Highlights:

  • Grand Entrance: Justin Timberlake – Can’t Stop The Feeling
  • Cake Cutting: Marvin Gaye – How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)
  • First Dance: BeBe and CeCe Winans – I Found Love
  • Groom and Mother Dance: Carole King – Child of Mine

Columbia Gorge Hotel Wedding Hood River (8-28-21)
 
On a beautiful summer evening, the stage was set for a magical night and Gary, Jon and their families and friends wasted no time getting this party started as I opened the dance floor with one of their requests from Pink.
 
Columbia Gorge Hotel Wedding Hood River (8-28-21)
 
I played everything from Earth, Wind & Fire’s ‘September’ to the ‘Cupid Shuffle,’ plus requests for Whitney Houston’s ‘I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me),’ Cher’s ‘Believe’ and more.
 
Columbia Gorge Hotel Wedding Hood River (8-28-21)
Columbia Gorge Hotel Wedding Hood River (8-28-21)
Columbia Gorge Hotel Wedding Hood River (8-28-21)
Columbia Gorge Hotel Wedding Hood River (8-28-21)
 
Congratulations Jonathan and Gary and thank you for choosing PRO DJs.
 
Post Event Satisfaction Survey:
 
“Rich did an excellent job at our wedding. I will recommend him to future friends who are going to have an event that will need a DJ.” -Jonathan Bailey and Gary Boyer Wedding

  • Event Date: Saturday, August 28, 2021
  • Event Type: Wedding & Reception
  • Event Location: Columbia Gorge Hotel
  • Event Staff: Rich Ellis
  • Quality of Customer Service via Telephone: Excellent
  • Quality of Customer Service via Internet: Excellent
  • Quality of Customer Service at Event: Excellent
  • Friendliness of your Entertainer: Excellent
  • Promptness of your Entertainer: Excellent
  • Professionalism of your Entertainer: Excellent
  • Entertainer’s Performance: Excellent
  • Entertainer’s Appearance: Excellent
  • System Appearance: Excellent
  • Sound Quality: Excellent
  • Overall Volume Levels: Excellent
  • Music Selection: Excellent
  • Incorporation of Your Requests: Excellent
  • Lighting Effects: N/A
  • Equipment Appearance: Excellent
  • Overall Customer Service: Excellent
  • Planning Assistance: Excellent
  • Entertainer’s Cooperation with Other Vendors: Excellent
  • Overall Performance Rating: Excellent
  • Would you recommend this service to others? Yes

Vow Renewal Anniversary Celebration

 
Hope and Sally celebrated their anniversary by renewing their vows at Ainsworth House & Gardens in Oregon City, Oregon on Thursday, July 29, 2021.
 
The ceremony was held outside and the celebration followed inside where I played music for dinner (selections from Vitamin String Quartet as requested by Sally) and dancing. During the ceremony, the couple offered five tips for a successful relationship. Later before their first dance, they provided a sixth tip – “there is always time to dance.”
 
Vow Renewal Anniversary Celebration Highlights:

  • First Dance: Haley Reinhart – Can’t Help Falling In Love
  • Last Dance: Wind & The Wave – Chasing Cars

The couple invited their guests to join them about half way through their first dance. Many then stuck around for uptempo music from the 80’s until now, including “Shut Up and Dance,” “I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me),” “Shake It Off” and more.
 
Vow Renewal Anniversary Celebration (7-29-2021)
Vow Renewal Anniversary Celebration (7-29-2021)
 
Happy Anniversary Hope and Sally and thank you for choosing PRO DJs.
 
Post Event Satisfaction Survey:
 
“Thank you so much for your help in making our ceremony such a success. We really appreciate it.” -Hope and Sally McKinnis

  • Event Date: Thursday, July 29, 2021
  • Event Type: Anniversary Celebration
  • Event Location: Ainsworth House and Gardens
  • Event Staff: Rich Ellis
  • Quality of Customer Service via Telephone: Excellent
  • Quality of Customer Service via Internet: Excellent
  • Quality of Customer Service at Event: Excellent
  • Friendliness of your Entertainer: Excellent
  • Promptness of your Entertainer: Excellent
  • Professionalism of your Entertainer: Excellent
  • Entertainer’s Performance: Excellent
  • Entertainer’s Appearance: Excellent
  • System Appearance: Excellent
  • Sound Quality: Excellent
  • Overall Volume Levels: Excellent
  • Music Selection: Excellent
  • Incorporation of Your Requests: Excellent
  • Lighting Effects: Excellent
  • Equipment Appearance: Excellent
  • Overall Customer Service: Excellent
  • Planning Assistance: Excellent
  • Entertainer’s Cooperation with Other Vendors: Excellent
  • Overall Performance Rating: Excellent
  • Would you recommend this service to others? Yes

PRO DJs Portland 2018 Events Review

 
Reflecting on 2018, PRO DJs has put together video slideshows of the many weddings and events we have performed over the past year.
 
WEDDINGS:
 
CLIENT FEEDBACK:
 
Rich was amazing from start to finish. He helped plan, answered our questions whenever we had them and coordinated with other vendors the day of the wedding. The music was great and exactly what we asked for. I will be recommending Pro DJs to everyone I know who needs a great DJ. Very professional and organized. Made our wedding day that much better! -Michelle Love (Michelle & Heather’s Wedding) – Salem, OR (4-14-18)
 
Rich made everything so much easier! Being new to this idea of putting on a BIG wedding, it was marvelous to have a professional DJ who knew just what to do and kept everything on track. Thank you so much! Our daughter and son-in-laws special day could not have gone more smoothly! -Ronda Wallace (Laura Wallace & Nick Reyes Wedding) – Hood River, OR (6-2-18)
 
Thank you so much for the wonderful job you did with the music. Everyone had a wonderful time and we will be happy to refer others to you. Rich Ellis provided a marvelous service. We had a slide show of our lives together and Rich coordinated song selections that were beautifully suited to the mood of the slides. I was so delighted! -Mary & Dave Krug (50th Wedding Anniversary) – Portland, OR (8-19-18)
 
Thank you (Rich) for helping to make our wedding the special day that it was. -Aimee Boyd & Zachary Zandt Wedding – Washougal, WA (9-2-18)
 

 
BAR MITZVAHS & BAT MITZVAHS:
 
CLIENT FEEDBACK:
 
Thanks, Rich for making Yael’s Bat Mitzvah a real blast. -Daniel Raider (Yael’s Bat Mitzvah) – Portland, OR (3-3-18)
 
We would use Rich again! -Heidi Wolfson (Rebekah’s Bat Mitzvah) – Beaverton, OR (3-24-18)
 
Steve was awesome. Really great. We were very happy with his professionalism and charm. -Julia Pickar (Max’s Bar Mitzvah) – Portland, OR (5-5-18)
 
Steve made the party amazing! -Sharon Friedman (Mara’s Bat Mitzvah) – Portland, OR (6-9-18)
 
We had another wonderful event with Rich! The music was great. Kids and adults all had a great evening. -Jaime Kean (Lucy’s Bat Mitzvah) – Portland, OR (6-16-18)
 
Rich was a super resource and made our event! HUGE THANKS! -Leticia Kleinberg (Maia’s Bat Mitzvah) – Portland, OR (6-30-18)
 
We’ve been to many Pro DJ events and many with Rich. We couldn’t wait to have him at our event. He’s so easy to work with and such a gentle soul. He know kids, knows how to read a room and knows how to make a party rock!!! Thank you for a most fabulous evening!! -Jennifer and Ken Zeidman (Ruthie’s Bat Mitzvah) – Portland, OR (7-14-18)
 
Rich did a great job at my son’s Bar Mitzvah. He kept the energy at the right level throughout the evening. He kept the kids entertained during cocktail hour with games, which allowed the adults to mingle without a lot of distraction. Then, when it was time to focus on dancing, he played a great mix of music that had young and old alike dancing. We requested a couple slow dances and those were added in at just the right time. Great, memorable evening. -Anna Winthrop (Jordan’s Bar Mitzvah) – Portland, OR (8-25-18)
 
I just wish I had another kid so I could look forward to having Steve be our DJ again! Will have to work on that!!! -Debbie Plawner (Miriam’s Bat Mitzvah) – Portland, OR (10-13-18)
 
He (Steve) was and is always a spectacular partner in the event. There is a reason so many people choose you all. He is amazing. All the kids know him. He can read a room well and know just what to do! -Marisa Brown (Eleanor’s Bat Mitzvah) – Lake Oswego, OR (10-20-18)
 

 
CORPORATE & KARAOKE:
 
CLIENT FEEDBACK:
 
Rich did great. We will definitely book him for future events. -Ashton, Graffeo Chiropractic Clinic – Portland, OR (1-6-18)
 
Rich was the Best! It was a pleasure working with you and thank you for making our company picnic a success! I know we will be working with you again in the future. -Kathy Korb, DSV Road Transport Company Picnic – Portland, OR (8-12-18)
 
Everything was wonderful, there is nothing I can think of that could have been done better. Rich was a great DJ/KJ, and I would highly recommend Pro DJs for any event. -Shelly Garteiz, BillerudKorsnäs Company Karaoke Party – Portland, OR (12-4-18)
 
We would like to go ahead and reserve for (December 2019) at Embassy Suites again. -Contract Furnishings Mart Company Holiday Party – Tigard, OR (12-8-18)
 
Rich did an Excellent job! Everyone had a great time! -Carly Gray, The Home Depot Holiday Party – Portland, OR (12-9-18)
 
Rocked the event!!!!! Dj was perfect!!!!! I’m going to hire again! -Tracy Burback–Munoz, Private Karaoke Christmas Party – Battle Ground, WA (12-15-18)
 

 
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LOVE at McMinnville Hotel Oregon Wedding

 
After all the planning, there were lots of nerves leading up to the ceremony for Michelle and Heather, but everything went smoothly as they exchanged custom, heart-felt vows on Saturday, April, 14 2018 at McMenamins Hotel Oregon in McMinnville, Oregon.
 
McMinnville Hotel Oregon Wedding Ceremony Highlights:

  • Wedding Party Entrance: The Piano Guys – A Thousand Years
  • Bride & Bride Entrance: The Piano Guys – A Thousand Years
  • Bride & Bride Exit: Israel Kamakawiwo’ole – Somewhere Over The Rainbow

McMinnville Hotel Oregon Wedding (4-14-18)
The wedding and reception were held in Mattie’s Room on the second floor of the hotel. Following the ceremony, guests went downstairs to the Paragon lounge for drinks and appetizers. This allowed the McMenamins staff to setup the room and me to move my sound system to the dance floor area. Guests then returned about 45 minutes later and I played a variety of background music selections from artists such as Marvin Gaye, Jack Johnson, Norah Jones and Heather and Michelle’s request for Stevie Wonder.
 
McMinnville Hotel Oregon Wedding (4-14-18)
 
McMinnville Hotel Oregon Wedding Reception Highlights:

  • Grand Entrance: Kool & the Gang – Celebration
  • Cake Cutting: James Taylor – How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)”
  • First Dance: Echosmith – Bright

During dinner, Michelle mentioned the song they chose for their first dance was a little fast and she wanted to know if I could slow it down. I have pitch control on my audio player and I had her listen in my headphones as I adjusted the pitch to make sure it was to her liking and she approved. After their first dance, Michelle and Heather suggested I open the dance floor to all guests with “The Way You Look Tonight” by Michael Bublé.
 
McMinnville Hotel Oregon Wedding (4-14-18)
 
From there, I played a mix of classic hits like ‘September’ and ‘P.Y.T.’ to recent favorites, ‘Can’t Stop the Feeling’ and ‘Uptown Funk.’
 
McMinnville Hotel Oregon Wedding (4-14-18)
McMinnville Hotel Oregon Wedding (4-14-18)
 
There was a lot of daylight left when this event ended and we had a good run of fun on the floor that wrapped with ‘My Girl’ from the Tempations.
 
Congratulations Heather and Michelle and thank you for choosing PRO DJs. I appreciate their friend and best man Sandy for referring us to DJ their big day.
 
Post Event Satisfaction Survey:
 
“Rich was amazing from start to finish. He helped plan, answered our questions whenever we had them and coordinated with other vendors the day of the wedding. The music was great and exactly what we asked for. I will be recommending Pro DJs to everyone I know who needs a great DJ. Very professional and organized. Made our wedding day that much better!”
-Michelle Love (Michelle & Heather’s Wedding) – Salem, OR

  • Event Date: Saturday, April 14, 2018
  • Event Type: Wedding & Reception
  • Event Location: Hotel Oregon McMinnville
  • Event Staff: Rich Ellis
  • Quality of Customer Service via Telephone: Excellent
  • Quality of Customer Service via Internet: Excellent
  • Quality of Customer Service at Event: Excellent
  • Friendliness of your Entertainer: Excellent
  • Promptness of your Entertainer: Excellent
  • Professionalism of your Entertainer: Excellent
  • Entertainer’s Performance: Excellent
  • Entertainer’s Appearance: Excellent
  • System Appearance: Excellent
  • Sound Quality: Excellent
  • Overall Volume Levels: Excellent
  • Music Selection: Excellent
  • Incorporation of Your Requests: Excellent
  • Lighting Effects: N/A
  • Equipment Appearance: Excellent
  • Overall Customer Service: Excellent
  • Planning Assistance: Excellent
  • Entertainer’s Cooperation with Other Vendors: Excellent
  • Overall Performance Rating: Excellent
  • Would you recommend this service to others? Yes

Exciting Night At Boring Backyard Wedding

 
As the calendar flipped to October, the temperature dropped and rain fell off and on outside, but nothing could dampen the love and joy inside the tent at Lora and Leslie’s Boring backyard wedding and reception held on Saturday, October, 1 2016.
 
There were lots of nerves leading up to the ceremony, but those nerves were channeled to positive energy that set the tone for a fun and exciting night to follow.
 
Boring Backyard Wedding
 
Boring Backyard Wedding Ceremony Highlights:

  • Wedding Party Entrance: Rainbow Connection
  • Bride & Bride Entrance: Rainbow Connection
  • Bride & Bride Exit: Brooke Hogan – About Us

Decorations featured hanging scarves and other props of the newlyweds beloved Portland Thorns and Timbers soccer teams. As guests ate and drank, I played a variety of background music selections that included requests from Lora and Leslie for Melissa Ethridge, Indigo Girls, Beach Boys and Sara Bareilles.
 
Boring Backyard Wedding Reception Highlights:

  • Grand Entrance: Gwen Stefani – Hollaback Girl
  • Cake Cutting: Little Mermaid Sound Track “Kiss The Girl”
  • First Dance: Louis Armstrong – LIVE from friends Tracy & Crystal “Rainbow Connection”
  • Friend Dance: Theme from Golden Girls

After the ‘Friend Dance,’ Lora and Leslie wanted me to open the dance floor with Miley Cyrus’ ‘Party In The USA’. This group was fired up and this was the perfect choice to really start the party.
 
Boring Backyard Wedding
Boring Backyard Wedding
Boring Backyard Wedding
 
From the classic hits, such as ‘Respect,’ and ‘Billie Jean’ to recent favorites, ‘Shut Up and Dance’ and ‘Uptown Funk,’ this very large dance floor was filled to capcity most of the evening. 98 percent of songs chosen were uptempo. Once slow dance though was played in the tradition of the 80th minute at Portland Thorns games, ‘Keep On Lovin’ You’ from REO Speedwagon.
 
Boring Backyard Wedding
 
Congratulations Lora and Leslie and thank you for choosing PRO DJs.
 

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