The Starting Gate at Great Horse Wedding DJ

The Starting Gate at Great Horse Wedding DJ

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The Starting Gate at Great Horse Wedding DJ

The Starting Gate At Great Horse Wedding DJs – There is something special about The Starting Gate. As you drive up to the gated entrance, you know you are in for a treat. Another wedding venue down in CT does the same thing with the gated entrance (The Winvian) and it just adds that little bit of exclusivity to the wedding. Whether you tour the golf club and member mountainside getaway or just head right to the wedding venue building (separate structures), the 100-mile view is just breathtaking from one of the wrap-around decks or ceremony gazebo.

We’ve DJing intimate weddings on the Sunset Deck or larger events in the expansive reception room A/B combined. Now, with any large space, you need to have the right Wedding DJ sound system to cover such a large (and extremely WIDE) rectangular space. We use our wireless speakers or fill speakers to get sound all the way to the far corners of the space so that everyone can hear every word during your best man’s speech. When it comes time for dancing, we can lower the volume on the fill speakers and concentrate sound on the dance floor so you can really feel the urge to get out there and shake your booty.

Don’t forget that Sunset Deck for cocktail hour – we’ll have a separate sound system out there to cover that large space with background music as people enjoy cocktails and we set the tone for your wedding day celebration.

We can even provide a sound system with multiple wireless microphones for your ceremony out in the Wedding Garden. Now, many area wedding DJs think they can adequately cover your ceremony needs with just 1 microphone. Not us – we believe the proper way to do it is with a microphone for your officiate, one for the two of you (so we hear the emotion as you exchange vows), and the 3rd microphone for any readers that are also speaking during your ceremony. Aunt Ginny in the 5th row isn’t going to be able to hear what is going on without proper sound support during your outdoor ceremony at The Starting Gate. We can even arrange for your musicians to tie into our ceremony sound system or we can provide music as you enter and exit from your wedding ceremony.

Jennifer Lynn Photography – Wedding Photos From The Starting Gate at Great Horse

The Starting Gate at Great Horse Wedding DJ – What Will They Sound Like?

Couples are always so afraid that no one will dance at their wedding. It seems to be one of the biggest concerns about finding the right wedding DJ for their wedding. These are some of the things we hear from wedding clients all the time:

“I want to be able to request songs, oldies and new songs! Good quality music to enjoy all night on my special day.”

“My biggest thing is making sure we find a DJ who’s fun and keeps the party going. My family (especially) and our friends love to dance so making sure we keep the party going is what we really want. Basically just to have a ton of fun! I also want to make sure that we’re on the same page as far as what music is played as well but I’m sure that’s everyone’s concern!”

“My fiancé worked at a banquet hall during high school and college, and he has seen his fair share of cringey and boring DJs that cannot engage a crowd. We would love someone who is fully comfortable being in front of people, and who doesn’t steal the show away from the wedding couple. We’d like someone fun and engaging, and is open to playing songs that aren’t the “typical” wedding songs you hear at almost all weddings.”

You can hear some of our music mix sets below from our Luxury Wedding DJs available for your Starting Gate At Great Horse Wedding

Did You Know You Should Request To Hear Your Wedding DJ Before You Hire Them?

You wouldn’t hire your wedding photographer before seeing samples of their work. The same goes for wedding DJs at The Starting Gate, but so many couples never hear their wedding DJ before they hire them. Your wedding DJ at Great Horse should be able to blend songs together for a seamless dance floor experience. No awkward gaps or as we call them “train wreck” mixes between songs. The same goes for the DJ acting as your master of ceremony. They are going to be making many announcements over the course of your wedding – you should hear them before booking your wedding DJ so you make sure that voice and style match your wedding day needs.

That’s why all our DJ/MCs have actual recordings from past weddings available for you to listen to on our website and on their MixCloud accounts. Don’t think that the $800 DJ is going to sound like one of our Luxury Wedding DJs because they have a couple of photos or slick edited video clips on their website. We all know you need to see more proof than that before entrusting your wedding day to anyone.

Check Out These Wedding Photos

Wedding Photos At The Starting Gate at Great Horse Courtesy Of Jennifer Lynn Photography

“Rob and his team were incredible! Of all of my vendors, rob was the one who communicated with us the most through the process, sending reminder emails and making sure that he had all of our preferences down. I even ended up changing/adding some last minute stuff and he included it into the day seamlessly. The day of, rob was the MC and mike was the DJ. Rob did a wonderful job of guiding the day and making sure that we stayed on schedule and in order. “

Lu & Adam

The Starting Gate at Great Horse Wedding DJs That Fill Your Dance Floor

No one wants to be bored at their wedding. We want you and your guests to be up and dancing – not sitting and being bored. You will get guaranteed more dance time with one of our DJs.
I am going to make sure everything we do and play reflects your personality and not some canned DJ routine (ie – chicken dance). You are going to have an amazing time, no cheesy DJ antics here.

When you are out looking for the right wedding DJ for your wedding – here are some of the concerns we hear from our clients:

“We want a well-curated mix and flow of music in lots of genres from m the cocktail hour/ ceremony – We’re talking hora to Latin salsa to reggae tone to vintage Earth Wind and Fire and Michael Jackson.|

“Our biggest concerns are energy—we would love the energy of a live band, but worry it’s out of our price range. If we go with DJ, we want to be certain that it’s someone who understands the energy of the room and can respond to it, offer great transitions without much interruption or talking, and create a great atmosphere for dancing”

“Rob is absolutely fantastic. My husband and I were looking for a particular fit- we hosted a food-centric wedding where we had a dance floor but dancing was not the focus. A few DJs we interviewed were weird and judgy about this, but not Rob. He got our vision immediately! “

Jane & Kyle

See Images From Another Starting Gate Wedding at Great Horse
Courtesy of Four Wings Photography

“Jim from Rob Alberti DJ made our Sept 2021 wedding. He did an amazing job of helping us curate a feel and flow of the day that fit us and the experience we wanted our guests to have, listened to who we are vs trying to fit us in a ‘box,’ and picked up on the ‘vibes’ we were going for after just a few minutes of conversation. “


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Contact DJ Rob today to find out pricing and availability for your upcoming event. We offer wedding DJs, Custom Lighting Design, and Photo Booth Rentals.

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We are a Luxury Wedding DJ and Custom Event Lighting company – no cheesy DJ antics here.
My stomping grounds are The Berkshires MA, Hudson Valley NY to Boston, Newport RI, and Hartford to CT Shoreline.