AFFORDABLE WEDDING DJ SAN DIEGO / SAN DIEGO WEDDING DJ / SAN DIEGO WEDDING PIANIST
AFFORDABLE WEDDING VIDEOGRAPHY / WEDDING MC SAN DIEGO / WEDDING JAZZ BAND SAN DIEGO
AFFORDABLE WEDDING VIDEOGRAPHY / WEDDING MC SAN DIEGO / WEDDING JAZZ BAND SAN DIEGO
Having been a part of thousands of weddings and events, we offer reliable and affordable San Diego DJ, MC, live music, lighting rental, photography and videography services specializing in wedding ceremonies and wedding receptions. We've worked at San Diego’s most popular wedding venues and our clientele includes a number celebrities, politicians and large corporations. When you choose Golden Gate Sunrise Entertainment, you always get experienced and professional wedding DJ entertainers, state-of-the-art sound and lighting, and a personalized level of service committed to your wedding's success. We are now getting inquiries and booking dates for 2020 and 2021 weddings. You may check our availability and request a quote by using the form below. We look forward to working with you!
Golden Gate Sunrise Entertainment provides:
- Custom music for your wedding ceremony, cocktail hour and reception (DJs and live musicians).
- MC announcements and introductions.
- Top class sound and lighting equipment.
- Wedding up lights, intelligent wedding dance floor lighting, cutom gobo monograms and more!
- Affordable wedding videography in HD quality.
- Affordable wedding photography in HD quality.
- Video projector & projection screen rentals.
- 24-hour response policy to all emails and phone calls, reliability, professionalism, integrity and lowest prices in the industry.
WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ↓
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS↓
Question: Do you speak Russian?
Answer: Yes! While we're perfectly fluent in English, we can also speak Russian and Ukrainian. DJ Charlie Walkrich is originally from Kyiv, Ukraine. You can check out his story and learn more about him in this video. If you're looking for a Russian speaking DJ or MC in San Diego, Orange County, Los Angeles or Riverside, you've found us! In addition to DJ services, live music can also be provided. More details can be found on our Russian Wedding DJ San Diego page.
Question: What is the price range of your services?
Answer: Our San Diego Wedding DJ services start at $1000 per wedding and go all the way up to $2500. Our San Diego wedding lighting decor rental packages start at $350 and go up to about $1200. Our San Diego sound system rental packages range between $350 and $600 per event. Our San Diego wedding videography services start at $600 for raw (unedited) video. Our San Diego wedding photography package start at $500. 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: Do you do only weddings? Can you DJ at a corporate event or a birthday party?
Answer: Absolutely! Over the years, we have worked at all kinds of events and would be happy to be a part of yours! Check our San Diego party DJ page for more information. Please keep in mind that every event is different and the price would depend on its size, your expectations, our availability and other factors.
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: 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 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 far in advance should I book your services?
Answer: Most clients book our San Diego wedding DJ services several weeks or months in advance. The earlier you book, the more time we will have to confirm our arrangements and prepare for your event. Having said that, we do get many last-minute requests and we should be able to help as long we have the payment with a singed contract at least 24 hours prior to the service start time listed on the contract. Please note that we charge 20% extra for all bookings processed less than 72 hours (3 days) prior to the service start time listed on the contract. This fee includes Square’s credit/debit card payment processing charge, expedited processing of the contract, last-minute arrangements with our workers and expedited planning.
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: When you are providing videography, how long does it take you to edit the videos and in what format are they delivered?
Answer: Our cameras are always set to 720p MP4 HD 16:9. Unlike many other videographers in Southern California that take several months to deliver the edited videos, we guarantee to have it ready and send it to you within 4 weeks from the wedding day. The video will be provided in the same format as original footage - 720p MP4 HD 16:9. This is one of the most common video formats and it usually works on any device. Mp4 has also become the latest standard on Youtube.
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 our office.
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: Can we meet in person?
Answer: What makes us stand out among other wedding entertainment and media providers is our great online booking and planning system with a 24-hour response policy to all inquiries. This allows us to offer much lower rates without the need for in-person consultations. We'd be happy to answer your questions via email, phone or Skype. Otherwise, we charge a $75 fee (+$0.25 travel) for in-person consultations that can be held at our office or your event venue.
Question: How far will you travel?
Answer: Our San Diego wedding DJ, lighting decor, sound system rental and wedding videography services are available in San Diego, Orange County, Riverside, San Bernardino, Los Angeles and the surrounding areas. Although we are based in San Diego, more than half of the weddings we do take place in other parts of Southern California. We charge a small travel fee of $0.25 per mile (round trip) from our office (92110) to your wedding location.
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. Our main priority is to treat every person equally and provide the same quality of services to every person for the same price. Therefore, we do not offer any cash discounts, student discounts, senior discounts, military discounts or non-profit discounts. Our prices are transparent and the same for everyone.
Question: Do you a charge any additional setup, labor or travel fees?
Answer: We do charge a travel fee of $0.25/mile (round trip) from our office to your event venue. 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: Who are the people that work for you and how do you train them?
Answer: Our company owner (Charlie Walkrich) carefully selects the most talented, reliable and professional wedding photographers, videographers, sound engineers and lighting technicians. This process is much more complex than it may seem. We receive hundreds of applications every year. Each applicant is required to go through our manuals and tutorials followed by online quizzes. After this step Charlie schedules personal interviews with the best applicants and then picks only a handful people for training, which takes several weeks. Only when the training is complete and a personal, trustworthy relationship has been developed, Charlie may start to feel comfortable trusting and hiring these people.
Question: Do you work with same-sex couples?
Answer: Absolutely! We have worked with plenty of same-sex couples in San Diego and the surrounding areas. Please feel free to reach out to us and we'll help you make your wedding day special and unfogettable.
Question: What music genres do you specialize in?
Answer: Most San Diego wedding DJs including us end up playing a mix of different music genres to please as many guests as possible and make sure everyone has a great time. We usually start with some funk, R&B, disco or classic rock for older folks and slowly progress to more modern music ending with pop, dance house or hip hop. Our playlist is fully customizable and, more importantly, our own music preferences never interfere with what you or your guests enjoy dancing to. In fact, San Diego Wedding DJ Charlie hates about 90% of the music he plays at weddings :) But seeing happy guests enjoying themselves is what wedding DJing is about in the first place so Charlie always customizes his playlist based on your guests' age, region, background and other details.