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.
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 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
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.
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.
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