Sizzling Wedding Celebration At Portland’s Firehouse Restaurant

Sadie and Bryce were married and held their wedding reception at the Firehouse Restaurant in Portland, Oregon on Saturday, September 2, 2023.
The first day of Labor Day weekend was a warm 88 degrees, but fairly comfortable during the ceremony just outside the main building. I setup a small second sound system along the wall and provided a lapel microphone for the officiant, as well as a handheld cordless microphone for the couple to speak their vows.
Firehouse Restaurant Portland Wedding (9-2-2023)
Firehouse Restaurant Wedding Ceremony Highlights:

  • Wedding Party Entrance: The Chicks – Cowboy Take Me Away
  • Bride Entrance: Tyler Childers – Lady Mae
  • Bride/Groom Exit: Taylor Swift – Paper Rings

The reception followed immediately afterwards. My main system was setup inside opposite the open cooking area. With additional speakers, I was able to provide background music most everywhere for guests who were primarily outside during cocktails and dinner.
The setlist was a mix of selections by some of the newlyweds favorite artists, including Tyler Childers, Taylor Swift, Mumford & Sons, The Lumineers, The Wood Brothers, Caamp and The Chicks.
Firehouse Restaurant Portland Wedding (9-2-2023)
For dinner, each section of tables was named after one of Bryce and Sadie’s cats, so I excused each section by announcing the corresponding cat name 🙂
Firehouse Restaurant Portland Wedding (9-2-2023)
Firehouse Restaurant Wedding Reception Highlights:

  • Grand Entrance: Formula 1 Theme Song (Brian Tyler)
  • First Dance: Tyler Childers – All Your’n
  • Last Dance: Taylor Swift – Love Story (Taylor’s Version)

About halfway through their first dance, the newlyweds were ready for their guests to join in and the dance floor filled immediately.
This was a lively group, who were full of energy and combined with the heat from the cooking area, really made the room sizzle, especially when I played “The Hora” and Sadie and Bryce were lifted high in their chairs.
Firehouse Restaurant Portland Wedding (9-2-2023)
Firehouse Restaurant Portland Wedding (9-2-2023)
The 100 guests had a great time dancing to everything from classic motown (Diana Ross & The Supremes) to Outkast (Hey Ya), plus the couple’s requests for Tina Turner’s version of “Proud Mary”, Miley Cyrus “Party In The USA” and lots of Taylor Swift.
Firehouse Restaurant Portland Wedding (9-2-2023)
Firehouse Restaurant Portland Wedding (9-2-2023)
Congratulations Sadie and Bryce and thank you for choosing PRO DJs.
Post Event Satisfaction Survey:
“We are so thankful for everything Rich did for our event. Our music was perfect the entire night, Rich was so kind, and we were blown away by how easy and perfect everything was.” -Sadie Hazelkorn and Bryce Richardson

  • Event Date: Saturday, September 2, 2023
  • Event Type: Wedding & Reception
  • Event Location: Firehouse Restaurant
  • Event Staff: Rich Ellis
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