WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ↓
Golden Gate Sunrise Entertainment provides
- Music for your wedding ceremony, cocktail hour and reception.
- State-of-the-art sound systems and microphones purchased in 2010-2014.
- Wedding up lighting, intelligent wedding dance floor lighting, table under lighting, gobo monograms, stage lighting and more!
- Wedding videography: raw or edited footage.
- Video projector & projection screen rentals.
- Experienced, talented, professional and appropriately dressed wedding entertainers.
- Variety of wedding entertainment packages that include wedding disc jockeys, masters of ceremonies, singers, pianists, saxophone players, full live bands and more!
- Huge selection of wedding reception songs & music videos in clean versions.
- MC announcements and introductions.
- Different outfit options to match your wedding theme & your personal preference.
- Liability insurance coverage.
- Highly personalized level of service.
- Several personal meetings with you and/or your wedding planner.
- Unlimited online and phone support.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS↓
Question: What is the price range of your services?
Answer: Our DJ services start at $500 per wedding and go all the way up to $1500 per wedding. Our wedding lighting decor rental packages start at $200 and go up to about $900. Our sound system rental packages range between $200 and $375 per event. Our wedding videography services start at $250 for raw (unedited) video footage or $500 for edited videos. It's also good to keep in mind that each wedding is different and additional charges or discounts may apply depending on what services you need, your wedding date, venue location and its policies, complexity of our setup and many other details.
Question: How much setup time do you need and how early do you arrive before the wedding?
Answer: Depending on the size of your wedding, your venue's policies and the services provided, we will need 30 minutes to 4 hours to set everything up and make sure all the equipment is ready before your first guest arrives. We like to arrive as early as possible (a few hours before the start time of your wedding) so that we can work with no rush in a stress-free environment, and make our setup look as nice and clean as possible. If the policies of your venue limit our setup time, we will do our best to work quickly and efficiently, but we might have to charge an extra fee for additional labor cost.
Question: What equipment and software do you use?
Answer: DJ Charlie uses Virtual DJ 7, which is probably the best DJ software for Windows 7 and Windows 8. His wedding reception sound system includes two 15'' 550-watt active Behringer speakers, one 12'' 700-watt active Electro-Voice subwoofer, one Behringer sound mixer and two dynamic Behringer microphones. Although this equipment is not likely to fail, Charlie carries backups for everything. As for wedding reception lighting, Charlie uses many different types of fixtures by American DJ and Chauvet.
Question: Do you offer any discounts?
Answer: Occasionally, we do offer discounts and specials to give more value to our clients. However, if you check the price of our competitors, you will find that our rates are usually much more affordable and our packages include more services. We do not offer any cash discounts, student discounts, senior discounts, military discounts or non-profit discounts, and our prices are transparent and the same for everyone.
Question: Do you have online reviews?
Answer: Yes, some of our past clients have been kind enough to share their feedback with us and publish it online. If you'd like to read our Yelp reviews, you may go to Yelp.com and type in "Golden Gate Sunrise Entertainment". We also encourage you to check out our reviews on Google, Wedding Wire and other popular review websites.
Question: What wedding venues in the San Diego area have you worked at before?
Answer: We have provided our services at hundreds of different hotels, restaurants, community centers, museums, churches, theaters, country clubs, boats and private homes in San Diego and the surrounding areas. If you are worried whether or not we have worked at your particular venue, we can assure you that it doesn’t affect the quality of our services, because we would visit your room prior to the wedding, get in touch with your coordinator or catering manager and arrive as early as your venue’s policies allow it on your special day.
Question: My wedding venue requires liability insurance. Do you provide it?
Answer: Yes, all of our wedding DJ, videography, sound and lighting rental packages include liability insurance coverage and you do not have to pay extra for it. We can also have your wedding date, venue name and its address listed in the certificate.
Question: Another DJ offered me a lower price. Can you beat it?
Answer: Unfortunately, we can't, because our rates are justified by our years of experience and the amount of time we invest to every wedding. Like every business, we have a lot of expenses and we need to make profit. Our prices are transparent and the same for everyone.
Question: What kinds of music do you usually play when you DJ?
Answer: We always fully customize your music selection and let you choose every song. You can also use our experience and ask us for theme and song suggestions for your ceremony, cocktail hour, dinner and the rest of the reception. Our personal preferences never interfere with what you or your guests want to listen to and we always try to help in any way we can. Our clients often request a little bit of everything to make sure everyone has a good time: Dance, Pop, Rock, Funk, Soul, Hip Hop, Country, Jazz, Swing, Classical, etc.
Question: How long have you been in the business and how many weddings have you done?
Answer: Golden Gate Sunrise Entertainment was founded by DJ Charlie Walkrich in 2012. Charlie is also the owner and operator of Da Go Disco Entertainment (founded in 2010) and San Diego Sound and Lighting (founded in 2013). Charlie started DJing in the early 2000s, when he was in middle school. Shortly after, he started performing as a DJ, keyboard player and drummer at various public and private events, including weddings, live music shows, festivals, corporate functions, charity balls, nightclub parties, etc. Charlie has been making money in the event industry since 2003 and, over the years, he has worked at approximately 200 wedding receptions. During the last year, Golden Gate Sunrise Entertainment has provided music, sound, lighting and videography services at approximately 80 events, most of which were weddings. If you’d like to learn more about DJ Charlie and his background, you may check out his full biography here.
Question: Can I attend one of your weddings to see you DJ?
Answer: We believe it's inappropriate and unprofessional to invite future brides and potential clients to weddings we work at. These are private events and no one wants a stranger at their wedding. As an alternative, we suggest that you check out our photo gallery, Youtube video demos, Yelp reviews and meet us in person at your wedding venue or our office.
Question: Do you a charge any additional setup, labor or travel fees?
Answer: We do not charge a travel fee unless your wedding is more than 40 miles away from our main office, which is located at 5765 Lauretta Street, San Diego, CA 92110. We often work in Los Angeles, Orange County and Inland Empire, and the travel fee is $0.25 per mile from our office to your event venue, round trip. For instance, if your wedding location is 80 miles away, the travel fee would be $40 for a 160-mile round trip. We do not charge any additional setup or labor fees unless your event venue significantly limits our setup time, which requires us to bring additional helpers to have everything ready on time, before your event starts.
Question: What do you wear as a DJ?
Answer: DJ Charlie is the only San Diego wedding DJ who lets you choose his outfit based on the type of your wedding, its theme and your personal preference. You may click here to view some of the available outfit options and learn more.