10 Free Points to Consider When Hiring A Reno DJ Service

Reno DJ Service

We know that hiring a good Reno DJ Service can be stressful, confusing, and time consuming.

That’s why we created this comprehensive list: To save you time, money, and even your wedding!


1. Experience

How many years has your potential DJ actually been a DJ?

(Bonus Points:) How many years they have a been a Wedding DJ? Moreover, have they been a DJ for Corporate Events? What about Holiday Parties?

Or, have they only done small scale events for their friends and family?

In other words, you want to determine if they are a legitimate Reno DJ Service, or a bedroom DJ!

Here is another good question to ask: How many Weddings has your DJ actually completed? Does your DJ have experience as an In House DJ for corporate wedding venues? (DJs In Reno does!)

Time is another interesting factor for DJs. You want someone who has plenty of good experience. But, you also don’t want someone who has become burned out from doing it for too long.

DJs In Reno has been a preferred Reno DJ Service for over 7 years now. DJs In Reno has also completed hundreds of weddings and events. Likewise, we have over 30+ years of combined experience, we CANNOT WAIT for our next event, and we hope it will be yours!

For example, check out our Photo Gallery to see exactly how much fun we have with our clients at Our events!

Reno DJ
Lindsey Bride

2. Reviews and Testimonials

How many reviews does your DJ have?

Are the reviews high quality? Do the reviews contain photos of past events? Does each review contain a profile picture of the reviewer? What is the average rating? What ‘s the length of each review? Do they have reviews on several platforms, or only one?

Does your DJ take the time to respond to their reviews? Or do they ignore them?

Moreover, are the reviews from legitimate and satisfied previous clients? Or, were they posted by the DJs friends posing as clients? Can you click on each review to view its source?

Take DJs In Reno, For example.

DJs In Reno has received over 70 detailed FIVE-STAR Reviews, on Google alone! According to Google, we are currently the highest rated Reno DJ Service!

Our reviews contain stunning photos of actual events we’ve completed. Additionally, they also include genuine words of praise and thanks. Best of all, we link to the profiles of our featured reviewers so that you can read their reviews for yourself!

Featured Reviews as a Reno DJ Service-

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ If you are looking for a DJ in Reno, look no further. Jon absolutely exceeded expectations at our wedding!!! From the very start, in the planning stages, Jon was extremely professional and outlined everything simply and relatable for us to understand. He even asked if there was anything extra (above and beyond) that he could do for us which was an awesome perk!

Thru the whole process he showed authentic compassion for DJing and truly wanted to make our day the best it could be. The day of the wedding he showed up promptly when he said he would, came with everything he needed and even helped out our coordinator with other odds and ends which was extremely appreciated by all!! Lastly, and most importantly, his DJing complimented our wedding perfectly!

From the introduction of the wedding party, to warming up the crowd, to seamlessly blending music together, we couldn’t imagine a better DJ. Beside how gorgeous the bride looked, the next most complimented aspect of our wedding was the DJ!!! One of my favorite memories was when he came out from behind the DJ booth towards the end of the night and joined in on the dancing! Everybody loved it! The next gig I do in the Reno area I will definitely go to DJs in Reno!!! Thanks Jon!

Daniel Gabioud

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ If you’re looking for a Tahoe DJ, look no further. Jon has a talent for reading the room, playing requests as they come in (and mixing them in), and making sure everyone has a great time. He made a wedding in Tahoe (Graeagle specifically) that much more memorable. We had a blast!

Tatyana Shestopalova

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐I would recommend Reno DJ Jon Alder for anyone’s wedding or event. I first heard him DJ at a friend’s wedding and hired him shortly afterward. Not only does Jon keep people dancing all night, he knows just when to slow things down and pick them back up. He also met with us as soon as we hired him to make sure that we have everything we could want for our wedding. He’s there to help every step of the way and makes the process easy!

-Rachel Collins

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Jon is hands down one of the best DJs in Reno. My first experience with Jon was when he was DJ-ing a friends wedding. It was such a fun night! Jon kept the hits coming! Smaller scale due to COVID restrictions but felt BIG with the dance floor full of happy people!

As soon as my fiancé and I had our wedding date picked we knew exactly who we wanted to DJ our wedding. We gave Jon our list of must haves (and some have nots) and he worked his magic for the rest. Very much would recommend this Reno DJ!

Chris Cave

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Tahoe DJ kept the vibe alive and going!!! Thank you! Looking forward to next year!!!

Cheryl Fitch

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ I went to an event near Tahoe recently and the organizers were looking for a Tahoe DJ and came across Reno DJ service where we found Jon!! He did such an incredible job by bringing people together on the dance floor.. Not only does he perform and play the best songs through reading the crowd, he also is very personable and you can rely on him for a fun filled night of awesome music.

I had the chance to talk to him after the event where I found out that he also is a lake Tahoe wedding dj and djs weddings around the surrounding areas. My childhood friend is getting married in November and needed a wedding dj and I recommended Jon. She met with him and decided immediately to have him dj her wedding! Needless to say, I am thrilled I get to be apart of another event where he djs! :)

Kendric Coffman

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ I can’t imagine that DJ’s get any better than Jon. I knew I liked him the second I met him, and as a bride who didn’t know the first thing about planning a wedding, Jon made the process so simple and fun, and he helped every step of the way when selecting the right music. He asked all the right questions so that our day was perfectly tailored to us.

I even had a very drastic, very last minute change to one of the songs for mine and my husband’s first dance, and what should have felt like a stressful moment, Jon helped put me at ease and put everything together flawlessly and made me feel like we had all the time in the world to make those last minute changes.

I can’t even put into words how incredible it was to work with Jon and have him help create such a perfect, memorable night for us. That alone is priceless. If you’re looking for an amazing DJ in the Reno area, your search is over. Go with Jon.

Hannah Sugui

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Shannon Bride
Shannon Bride

2. Passion

In this paragraph, we will cover one of the most important aspects of a good DJ: Passion.

Is your DJ passionate about their craft? or is it only “another job” for them?

We often hear horror stories about other DJs.

Indifferent DJs who make the night about themselves.

Apathetic DJs who don’t take requests.

DJs who can be Unresponsive, Unprepared, or Unwilling to go the extra mile.

Or worst of all: Unaware of what it takes to craft a perfect Ceremony and Reception…

DJs In Reno takes every opportunity to ensure that each client gets EXACTLY what they want!

Moreover, DJs In Reno gets paid to do what we love to do, in a community that we love too! We get paid to have FUN, and we look forward to celebrating with you! DJs In Reno is grateful for every event, big or small.

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Bouquet Toss
Bouquet Toss

4. Equipment

What kind of speakers does your DJ have? How reliable are they? What kind of ratings do they have online?

Does your DJ have a redundant backup for all critical Systems?

What about Mics: Lapel Mics, Handhelds, mic stands, ETC?

Or Lights?

Does your DJ have high quality extension cables when needed at outdoor venues?

These are all items that many inexperienced DJs won’t know about…

Brand names that have accumulated a reputation for reliability, performance, and quality matters. You get what you pay for…

For that reason, our equipment is the best.

QSC K-12’s for our PA system, Shure handheld mics, Audio Technica Lapel mics, and American DJ Light Bars.

When you choose DJs In Reno as your Reno DJ service, you can rest assured knowing that our equipment is the best.

Read more about our PA System here!

Cha Cha Slide
Cha Cha Slide

5. Customer Service

How long does it take for your potential DJ to respond to emails? Is your DJ easy to get a hold of? Also, were they willing to meet with you before your event? ‘

How did you feel after your meeting? Were they early for the meeting, and did they listen? Does your DJ try to rush you into signing a contract, or were you supported, and free to make your own choice?

Is your DJ willing to go the extra mile for you and your guests? Do they take requests? Do they offer custom mixes and mashups for your ceremony / reception?

Customer service is our absolute highest priority, and we LOVE what we do! We are grateful for the opportunity to be your Reno DJ service!

Before DJing any event, we love to meet each of our clients in person. This way, we get to know each of our clients on a personal level. Every client has unique Musical tastes and requests. DJs In Reno will accommodate them!

DJs In Reno will work with you to ensure that you get EXACTLY what you want at your Wedding or Special Event!

For example, when you hire DJs In Reno, we will download all requested songs. You can give us a complete playlist, or a few suggestions. Either way, you will get exactly what you want!

Additionally, we LOVE taking requests, and enjoy playing Music for EVERYONE at any given event.

6. Technical Knowledge

Of course, a DJ needs to know the ins and outs of their equipment at all times.

But, what about when you throw a live musician in the mix?

Or what about feedback producing and turbulent power sources?

Likewise, what about extra resistance generated by using extension cables?

How many watts does your DJ’s system run on, and how many circuits should they spread that load over?

DJs In Reno has backups and redundant equipment for ALL critical systems. This is to ensure that no matter what happens, the show WILL (and must!) GO ON!

Additionally, DJ In Reno is a Reno DJ service with hundreds of events completed. We understand that circumstances change at the last minute. Unforeseen circumstances can be unavoidable. That’s why we arrive at every event EXTRA early!

7. Style

What kind of STYLE does your DJ have?

Likewise, are they comfortable with cultural music?

Are they going to play songs for everyone, or only play for themselves?

Do they know about the timeless classics that should be at every wedding? Or are they going to play the latest top 40?

When it comes to our personal Musical creativity or style, we LOVE IT ALL! We are open format DJs, and will mix any requested Genre, including cultural Music!

The 80’s is our decade of choice! But, this is YOUR event, and our job is to MAKE YOU HAPPY. So if there is anything that we can do to make that happen at any time, please let us know!

Although we are partial to the 80’s we are OPEN FORMAT DJs. That means that we will play EXACTLY what you ask for. We will work with you to take the stress out of preparing the entertainment for your special event!

We will cultivate a playlist that will be a PERFECT MATCH for your unique tastes.

Read more about our expansive and high quality Music Library here!

8. Price

Another key point is price.

Have you ever heard the expression: You get what you pay for?

This saying is USUALLY true.

As far as price goes, you definitely want to pay a fair price, but you also don’t want to get ripped off!

Almost every single DJ will overcharge, and some will even ask for $3,000 or more for an 8 hour ceremony and reception.

Many business will increase the price of a good or service because it has the word “wedding” attached to it. Not DJs In Reno!

DJs In Reno charges reasonable rates.

We offer exceptional value as the top rated Reno DJ service! Don’t get ripped off!

9. Preferred Vendors and Venues

Does your DJ have established relationships with well known wedding vendors?

What about wedding venues?

Here are some of the lovely vendors and venues that we have had the pleasure of working with.

Venues-

  • Las Cascadas is a Reno Wedding Venue located North of the University of Nevada Reno. It offers Stunning Sunsets, Lush Surroundings, and even a Waterfall!
  • Sierra Water Gardens: is a hidden gem of a wedding venue. The lush green forest and vegetation are out of this world!
  • The Alpine: is one of Reno’s newest venues! It offers a full stage, full bar, and capacity for over 328 guests!
  • Calafuria is a stylish and posh wedding venue. It specializes in mouth watering Italian Cuisine. It’s also located right in the heart of the Midtown District.
  • Piper’s Opera House: is a classic wedding venue located in Virginia City that has stood the test of time. It has burned down TWICE and the original foundation still stands. Marriages that happen here will last forever!

Vendors-

Catering

As U Wish Catering: has offered irresistible edible creations for over 17 years!

Photography

Bridgette Wuest Photography: will make your big day unforgettable!

Videography

Tahoe Film Company: will bring your memories to life!

10. Credentials / Awards

Finally, what awards has your DJ received?

DJs In Reno has received the Couple’s Choice Award from Wedding Wire!

For the last three wedding seasons straight!

We LOVE what we do, and it shows!

We have experience as the In-House DJ for Twenty Mile House. Twenty Mile House is a Prestigious Corporate Wedding Venue in Graeagle, CA.

Lastly, we are currently the highest rated Reno DJ Service in Northern Nevada (on Google!).

Conclusion

When hiring a Reno DJ Service, there are many factors to consider and even more options to choose from.

DJs In Reno stands out by offering exceptional value, and by making sure that our guests HAVE FUN!.

We have the experience and equipment to deliver the BEST experience possible.

We are the Highest Rated Reno DJ Service on Google.

Thank you so much for taking the time to learn more about us!

DJs In Reno CANNOT WAIT for our next event! Our only question is: Will it be yours?