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DJ Alan Dodson
2018 – 2019 Rates
Although I have 40+ years of entertainment experience and I am rated by my peers as one of the top 15 wedding DJ’s in America and top 3 in TN: My couples aren’t paying for my experience: they are paying for the experience that is created at their events for them and their guests! I am now only accepting a very limited number of weddings each year, call for availability.
Note: The information below is based on local/regional events. (100 mile radius from Bristol, TN) The prices may vary up or down, depending on specific venues or needs and are generally valid anywhere in the Contiguous United States & Canada, however travel costs, lodging, Per Diem, local licensing and other fees will apply. (Call for Details) This rate sheet is not an offer to perform.
Call 423.451.2344 or Email for a FREE 1 Hour, In Person Wedding Consultation—-The worst that could happen is that you learn something you can use at your wedding! Or you might find the perfect entertainment choice!
Here is what my past clients are saying: “No details were left unturned. We had several people in our wedding party with difficult names to pronounce. When it was time for introductions I had no fear of someone having their name butchered because Alan was very specific in asking for the names of everyone ahead of time and he made sure that he knew exactly how to say them. There was no hesitation on his part and he did a fantastic job! I would highly recommend Alan to anyone looking for a great DJ! Alan Dodson saved my wedding!” Stacie Hughes
“He’s so much more than just a DJ, he is an entertainer and he keeps the crowd engaged and everything moving along smoothly. With Alan, you don’t have to worry about those awkward moments with your guests when no one knows where to go or what to do or when things just seem to come to a lull. He did an awesome job with our wedding and I honestly can’t even imagine how things would have turned out with just any old DJ. Thanks Alan!” :Mallorie Hatcher
“It was a great experience. We had a wonderful reception & almost everyone has come up to us afterward and said it was the “most fun” they’d ever had!: Taylor & Craig Trent
Ceremony Audio & Reception Entertainment
From $1850.00 to $3250.00——- Weekend Wedding Ceremony & Reception, most of our wedding clients in East Tennessee and S.W. Virginia average about $2250.00 for our Ceremony/Reception services with unlimited time on wedding day.
From $1650.00 to $2,950.00——Weekend Wedding Reception Only, most of our wedding clients in East Tennessee and S.W. Virginia spend about $1750.00 for our Reception services.
Up to 200% Money Back Satisfaction Guarantee included on our most popular services. (Ask me why!)
All events require a written contract and date reservation initial payment of 50% of contract amount to secure the date.
For Destination Weddings: Travel charges will apply and some countries have restrictions that require a work visa for persons providing services for hire in their country and the cost of acquiring these visas or permits will be the responsibility of the client. Services performed on cruise ships and at certain resorts require advance approval by the host venue or cruise line!
Destination wedding rates vary greatly, let’s sit down and discuss your specific needs.
Ceremony Services Without DJ Package
$895.00 Sound system for wedding ceremony. Includes wireless microphone on officiant, professional audio system, sound technician, choice of music for prelude, ceremony and postlude. One “in person” meeting for music selection unlimited email support. Does not require a DJ package. This is for the WEEKEND CEREMONY ONLY (Limited Availability) (See notes about ceremony requirements at the bottom of this page)
Rehearsal Dinner Entertainment
$450 to $750 Rehearsal Dinner Entertainment depending on needs and wants, Trivia, Game Show, Dancing, Karaoke and much more available. Call for details.
Ceremony Services – Different Location
$695.00 Sound system for wedding ceremony at a location different than reception. Includes wireless microphone on officiant, professional audio system, sound technician, choice of music for prelude, ceremony and postlude. One in-person meeting for music selection, unlimited email support. Must be booked with a DJ package. (See notes about ceremony requirements at the bottom of this page)
Ceremony Services – Same Location $495.00 Sound system for wedding ceremony. Includes wireless microphone on officiant, professional audio system, sound technician, choice of music for prelude, ceremony and postlude. One additional in person meeting for music selection. Must be booked with a DJ package and location is the same as the reception location. (See notes about ceremony requirements at the bottom of this page)
Additional Sound System
$250.00 and up Add-on Secondary Sound System for other rooms or areas. DJ Services required.
Architectural Accent Uplighting
Priced Based on Evaluation of venue/needs: Specialized decor lighting around the venue to accent colors and enhance the decor.
Projected Monogram or Special Graphics
$150.00 to $350.00 Your uniquely designed monogram projected on a wall, dance floor or other location for your event. Available from basic white color in a still format to full color motion graphics.
Dance Floor Lighting System
$150.00 Dance floor lighting, Booked with any DJ Package
Dancing on a Cloud
$175.00 Have your first dance in the clouds, feel like you are on Cloud 9! Special Effects low lying cloud generator creates an unforgettable photographic opportunity for your first dance.
Karaoke Add On
$150.00 Karaoke Add on for Weddings
Music Trivia Add On
$150.00 Music Trivia Add on for Weddings
RGB Laser Starfield
$95.00 Dancing under the stars. RGB Laser starfield effect with floating blue plasma clouds. Provide unique experience and enhances many venues. Booked only with DJ Packages
Ultra Grand Entrance Introductions
$195.00 Includes personalized details of all members of the bridal party, customized music cuts, audio drops and professional master of ceremony services. May be fully recorded prior to event, or performed live at the event depending on requirements.
Unique Ceremony Voice Over
$195.00 Custom audio mix of a parent, fiancé or other important person recorded and added to a piece of music for your Ceremony. Provides an amazing, and unforgettable experience to any wedding ceremony.
Unique First Dance Music
$195.00 Custom audio mix of a parent, fiancé or other important person recorded and added to a piece of music for your First Dance. Provides an amazing, and unforgettable experience to any First Dance.
Video Projector Rental
$295.00 High Output Video Projection System with Screen and audio amplification. Must be booked with DJ Packages, and includes up to 2 hours of projection usage at reception.
Video Slide Show
$395.00 Projection slide show of up to 30 provided digital photographs, set to music. Other options available. Includes use of projector, screen and creation of slide show. Additional options available.
$150.00 – 400.00 Ordained Minister/Officiant for Tennessee, Virginia or North Carolina at the same location as Reception, when booked with DJ Ceremony Package. Can includes custom wedding ceremony created specifically for the couple, based on personal interview and preferences. Sound Technician/Assistant included.
CEREMONY NOTE: When I am contracted to provide sound services for your ceremony the following rule applies: “Due to substantial radio interference overloads caused by mobile devices interfering with wireless microphones and other electronic equipment, all Wedding Ceremony Services will be UNPLUGGED. This means that all mobile phones must be turned off, no tablets or phones used for photography and photographs during the ceremony are taken EXCLUSIVELY by the Professional Photographers. There will be NO EXCEPTIONS to this rule! Join the wedding couple “in the moment” for their solemn ceremony.”
DJ Alan Dodson Entertainment
2018-2019 Other DJ Services (Non-Wedding)
Weekend Availability Limited – $1550.00 Minimum on Fridays or Saturdays
$795.00 Enhanced Party DJ Services with up 3 hours performance time within 40 miles of Bristol, TN. Includes one (1) in person (or Skype/Telephone) music and planning meeting approximately 15 days prior to event day. Usage of online planning tools and music selection system. Includes dance floor lighting, consisting of a ProX Dazzler and other dance floor illumination on a premium lighting tree.
$695.00 Basic Party DJ Services with up 3 hours performance time within 40 miles of Bristol, TN. Includes one (1) in person (or Skype/Telephone) music and planning meeting approximately 15 days prior to event day. Usage of online planning tools and music selection system. No lighting included.
$110.00 Additional time per half hour or increment thereof for the above Party Packages.
Karaoke Add On
$150.00 Karaoke Add on for any private party DJ package.
Music Trivia Add On
$100.00 Music Trivia Add on for any private party DJ package.
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517 Cedar Valley Road, Bristol, TN 37620 423.451.2344