Dance. Celebrate. Get Down.
It's Time to Groove.

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Thank you for your interest in Groove DJ’s for your special event! Since 1994, Groove has performed at hundreds of wedding receptions and special events throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Shopping for the right DJ can be challenging – which is why we keep it fun and simple for our clients. We provide personable, professional and experienced DJ’s that match your personality. Our unlimited time packages are designed to cover your entire event from start to finish. From dinner music to dance music, we’ve got you covered. You have a vision on how you want your event to be – let us carry out your vision so you can enjoy your special occasion. Please review our Features page and discover why Groove has become a popular choice for brides, grooms, and event planners!

Michael Blank
Owner

Features

No Charge for Additional Time

When you book your event with Groove, you book us for the entire evening – not an hourly rate. We’ll set up our equipment before your guests arrive and won’t take it down until the lights come on at your venue.

In-Person Planning Consultations

We’ll meet with you in person to plan your dance exactly the way you want it. Every event is unique, so bring your ideas and music requests – and we won’t miss any of the details.

Event Planner and Song List

The event planner and song list is designed to organize your ideas and music tastes to give us a better idea of what you want. It covers your entire event – from social and dinner music to the last song of the night.

All Styles of Music Available

Whatever your music interests are, we’ll play it for you during your dance. From Sinatra to Swift, we’ve got you covered!

We’ll Set Up Before Your Guests Arrive

We arrive early at your event to set up our gear so that your guests can enjoy background music when they first arrive.

Social and Dinner Music Included

Because we book our events by the evening, you’ll have complimentary social and dinner music to enjoy before your dance begins.

We’ll Handle Any Special Announcements

We can help guide the evening so that you and your guests will know and understand what is going on. This includes being seated for dinner, any specific music requests, and informing people of last call. We’ll also place a microphone at the head table so that you’ll be able to make your own speeches and announcements.

State of the Art Equipment

We love technology which is why we invest in using the best DJ gear available today. We also have back-up gear onsite so you won’t miss a beat.

We’re Small, On Purpose

You’ll get to know us before your event. We’ll also get to know you and what you want so we can deliver on your ideas and music tastes. We never over-book and we’ll never hire an independent contractor. You’ll receive personalized service – which means fast replies to all of your questions. We book most of our events from referrals – the best compliment we can receive!

Affordable

Our Groove packages start at $695. An additional charge may be applied for long-distance travel.

Our Guarantee

We believe in providing you with the most complete and detailed DJ service available today. We’ll work with you every step of the way to help plan your dance exactly the way you want it. Bring your ideas and vision – let us carry it out so you don’t have to worry about the details. Relax, enjoy, and Groove!

Uplighting

20161215_172508-800x450-640x360Uplighting is a great way to add depth and a personal touch to your event space. Uplighting is a technique used in lighting design to enhance the atmosphere of any given space. Uplights are light fixtures that are placed around a room on the floor next to a wall or column. The light is then beamed upward to give your event space a warm and elegant effect. You can transform any event space and give it an inviting glow, welcoming your guests inside.

Uplights are wireless so you can practically place them anywhere – without the need of an electrical outlet. You can even choose the color (s) to match your color scheme!

$25/per light with DJ package.

$45/per light without DJ package.

Gobo Projector

A gobo projector is a great way to personalize your event space. Gobo projectors beam a light down on the dancefloor or accent wall that displays your name, logo, or any other personalized message. Create your own “wow” factor by reserving your gobo projector today!

$125 Gobo Projector

Video Slideshows

Video Slideshows are a great way to introduce and tell your story at your wedding reception or any other special occasion. For weddings, a video slideshow typically displays photos of the bride and groom growing up – and then transitions to when they both met. A video slideshow consists of approximately 50-100 photos along with 2-3 songs. It can be a simple slideshow with photos and music or more elaborate with text, special effects, and video clips. The ideas are endless!

Video slideshows are shown on either a 32″ flat screen monitor or larger projector screen. The flat screen monitor can be placed on a table where people are walking in. To make sure everyone is given the chance to view it, the video will be set up to loop and will automatically restart. The larger projection screen can be placed in an open area of the reception room so that everyone can enjoy it at once. We use a 3,600 lumens Epson projector for a bright display. We can also create a video slideshow after your wedding to display all of your wedding photos for you to watch on your anniversary! All of our video slideshows come with a DVD, case, and cover.

$300 Simple Slideshow w/photos and music

$400 Advanced Slideshow w/photos, music, text, and video

Ceremony Music

20160826_153930-640x360Are you having your ceremony at your reception venue? We can provide everything you need to make your ceremony run perfectly.

  1. Prelude music starts 15-30 minutes prior to your ceremony. This will be preselected music by either you or us. You can always let us know what type of music you prefer.
  2. Seating of the parents & grandparents. Wedding party comes down the aisle. There is usually one song played for this entire portion. This is typically a separate song from what the bride enters to – but on occasion, we have played the same song for everything, including the bride entrance.
  3. Bride comes down the aisle. In most cases, the bride chooses a specific song to walk down the aisle.
  4. Ceremony Begins. This lasts anywhere from 15-45 minutes. There is usually a song of choice played for either the unity candle lighting or sand ceremony.
  5. Conclusion of the ceremony. Bride and Groom are formally introduced and exit. The song played for this can be almost anything. It’s usually a favorite song from the bride and groom and can be upbeat if you choose.
  6. Post Ceremony music. When your recessional music begins, it is a cue for the guests to exit. This can be any type of music you choose.
  7. Please note that we are able to fade out songs to match the timing of your ceremony. The wedding ceremony package also includes (2) speakers that will be set-up on stands and a wireless microphone that the officiant can wear.

$395 Wedding Ceremony Package

 

DJ Packages

Groove Delight

$695

Our most budget-friendly package! This package includes:

  • In-person consultation for your dance
  • (2) Multi-color light trees that go with the beat of the music
  • Wireless handheld microphone
  • (2) Powered QSC K12 speakers on stands
  • Unlimited time includes social, dinner, and dance music until close
  • Professional DJ
  • Event planner and song list

 

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Groove Supreme

$795

Our most popular package! This package has everything the Delight package offers plus:

  • Mirrorball with (2) pin spot lights

 

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Groove Inferno

$895

The best of everything! Recommended for larger events, the Inferno package includes everything listed in the Supreme package + extra lighting effects!

  • (2) Chauvet lighting effects that shines on the dance floor
  • Gobo projector that displays your name on the dance floor or wall

 

Groove Xtreme

$995

The real deal. Includes everything in the previous packages plus the following:

  • (8) Uplights to be placed around the room. You can choose the color to match your theme

 

FAQ

Why should I choose Groove for my event?

We have been in business for over 20 years and bring a lot of experience to the DJ scene. We provide for our clients a fun and enjoyable dance experience while using state-of-the-art equipment. Our packages are competitively priced to meet the price point of every budget. We’ll work with you every step of the way to make sure your dance is everything you have envisioned it to be!

You advertise “Unlimited Time” Packages. What does that mean?

When you book your event with Groove, you book us for the entire evening (not an hourly rate). We set-up our equipment before guests arrive and play music until your event ends.

How do we go about selecting music for our event?

We offer an event planner and song list to help you select the types of music you would like to hear. Most people select a few favorites and then allow enough time for requests from their guests. We can always read the crowd and change it up if a song choice isn’t that popular.

When do you arrive to set-up? Do you charge a set-up fee?

We arrive a your event hall 2 hours before your guests arrive to make sure everything is set-up and ready to go. There is no set-up fee.

What do you wear to events?

We dress professionally and always dress to fit the occasion.

Will there be a microphone that I can use?

All of our packages have a wireless microphone that you can use for toasts, speeches, and any other announcements.

Do you take a break during the evening?

We do not take any breaks. You can expect uninterrupted continuous music all evening.

Will my guests be able to request music?

Yes. We are very approachable and will make sure your guests can request songs that they (and you) like.

Can I see my DJ perform before deciding to book them?

Please view our photo gallery for our most recent events. Because most of our events are private/invite only events, we do not allow observers.

Do you have back-up equipment on site in case something goes wrong?

We arrive early to set-up and complete a sound and light check before your guests arrive. All of our equipment is in cases, which protects it from getting damaged and malfunctioning. In the case something isn’t working correctly, we always have extra gear on site. We use high-end top-brand equipment which helps eliminate the chance something will go wrong.

What if I need to cancel after signing the contract?

For any reason you need to cancel your event, you have up to 30 days after signing the contract to get a complete refund. After 30 days, your deposit will be non-refundable.

Do you travel outside the Minneapolis/St. Paul area?

Yes, we play outside the Twin Cities area. An additional charge may be applied for travel 60+ miles outside the Twin Cities area and/or lodging.

What do I have to do to book Groove for my event?

We meet with most of our clients in-person to discuss all of the details for their special occasion. During this time, you can sign a contract and reserve your date. We also require a $200 down-payment made out to Groove. If you are unable to meet in person, we can send a contract via email or regular mail. The remaining balance is due 2 weeks before your event.

Can we meet before our event?

Absolutely! We typically meet twice – one time to answer all of your questions and learn about our DJ business and one final time to discuss all of the details for your dance.

How can I find out if a date is available for my event?

From the Contact & Availability tab on the website, either email or call to see if your date is available.

 

Referral Program

For every referral you make that results in a successful booking, we will send you a $25 gift card as a token of our appreciation. Although weddings are our specialty, we also DJ other events such as holiday parties, retirement parties, birthday parties, and school dances. All events qualify for the referral program.

Specials

Winter Special – Receive 10% off any Groove Delight, Supreme, Inferno, and Xtreme package!

Contact & Availability

We are currently booking for 2018! For availability, please call Michael at 651-894-3485 or email at michael@groove-djs.com

Booked Dates

January 19, 2018

April 14, 2018

April 21, 2018

May 19, 2018

May 27, 2018

June 2, 2018

July 7, 2018

July 28, 2018

August 4, 2018

August 11, 2018

September 8, 2018

October 20, 2018

October 27, 2018

November 17, 2018

Testimonials

Thank you for making our reception such a great event! Anytime someone we know needs a DJ, we’ll tell them about you. Thank you so much, Ron & Leah

Thank you so very much for everything you did at our wedding. You were wonderful and helped everyone have a great time. Thank you , Maureen & Jerry

We wanted to thank you for the wonderful job you did with the music at our wedding. Everyone commented on how much fun the dance was. We both enjoyed working with you and would definitely recommend you to others seeking a DJ. Thanks again! Debbie & Jeff

Thank you so very much for the terrific job you did at our wedding reception at the Minneapolis Athletic Club. Everyone had a great time dancing and many people commented on your show – we really appreciate the great job you did! Heidi & Jim

Thank you so very much for doing such a fantastic job on doing the music! Everyone had a great time. Thanks again for everything! Renee & Jon

Thank you so much for doing our wedding. All we heard were compliments about you. We would be glad to refer you to all our friends. Thanks again, Brian & Kelleyne

We want to thank you for the excellent job you did for us at our wedding. The dinner music and dance was perfect. We received several comments on your exceptional work. If you ever need to use us as a reference, feel free to give us a call! Marlene & Tony

Thanks for doing such a wonderful job at our reception. We’ll make sure to recommend you to other people. We had a great time. Thanks again, Trevor & Sharon

We just wanted to thank you guys for the fantastic job you did at our wedding reception on July 13th at the Fort Snelling Club. You played all of the music we asked for and kept things flowing perfect all night. Every time we looked at the dance floor it was full!! Great job! You can definitely use us for a reference and we will recommend you! Thanks, Jackie & Doug

Just wanted to take a minute again to say THANK YOU again for an outstanding job! Music was important to me, and you came through BIG TIME!! We’ll be sure to recommend you to our friends. Travis & Chris

Thank you for all of your help in making our wedding special for us. You’ve been so professional and accommodating. Thanks, Aund & Patrick

Thanks for DJing our wedding! We enjoyed working with you – your extra effort really made the difference. We’ll gladly pass along your name to our friends! Curt & Laura

Thanks for the great job you did. Everybody commented on your performance and production and we were happy as well. A wonderful finish to our special day! Myron & Rewa