ABOUT

WHY CHOOSE STYLUS?

We are the nation's top predominantly-female wedding DJ agency!

Our reliable, professional DJs keep the party flowing with great music - no gimmicks, over-the-top hype, earsplitting volume or excessive talking.

We are music lovers with an amazing library of music - if we don't already have it, we are happy to buy it.

We are never cookie cutter - every set is customized, even with minimal direction from the client.

You can trust that we will pay close attention to your Must Plays, Do Not Plays, and openness to guest requests.

Most of our clients are looking for an alternative to the typical cheesy DJ - someone who really "gets" them and their musical goal.

For example:

Are you a serious music lover?

Crate digger, collector, musician, former college radio DJ? Go to concerts, follow Pitchfork lists, listen to independent radio?

Detail-oriented?

"Type A," into organization and spreadsheets? Need vendors who can keep up with you and execute your vision perfectly?

Going against the grain?

Relative to family/guest expectations, musically, culturally or otherwise, or consciously accommodating those expectations?

Want a low-pressure, low-hype vibe?

Shy or uncomfortable being in the spotlight? Are you or your guests more reserved or not big dancers?

Unsure of what you want?

First-time wedding planner? Not a music expert? Looking for guidance? Sure of some things you don't want?

Whatever the situation...

Our goal is to make the music planning process seamless and stress-free.

If these qualities resonate with you, please get in touch. We could be the perfect match!

SERVICES/RATES


CLICK HERE FOR A DOWNLOADABLE RATE SHEET

Please use this rate table as a guide, and contact us for an exact quote.


Note Experience Tier Junior Senior Founder
 
(A) BASIC PACKAGE-PEAK $1050 $1250 $1450
(C) Add'l HOURS-PEAK $225 $275 $325
 
(B) BASIC PACKAGE-OFF-PEAK $900 $1100 $1300
(C) Add'l HOURS-OFF-PEAK $200 $250 $300
 
(D) Add'l SPEAKERS/AREAS $125 each
 
(E) Early Setup
Downtime
Late Breakdown
$100/hour
 
  Flat-Rate Travel Within DJ's Home City [NYC/PHL/HUD]-FREE
NYC TO or FROM Philadelphia-$200
NYC TO or FROM Hudson NY-$350
  Other Travel
Venue is < 125 miles from DJ's Home City

$1/mile round trip [$50 min.]
  Other Travel + Hotel Allowance
Venue is 125-175 miles from DJ's Home City
$1/mile round trip + $150
 
  Optional Lighting Starts at $300
Availability, style and pricing varies by DJ
 

The BASIC PACKAGE is perfect for Receptions and includes:

  • 4 hours (minimum charge)
  • Travel within the DJ's home city
  • One main sound system (2 speakers) for one room or area and music program via laptop
  • One handheld wireless microphone on a stand for speaking parts of the ceremony
    and/or for toasts and speeches during the reception
  • MC services (announcements, introductions, etc.) by the DJ
  • Customized song pool and unlimited advance consultation via a shared music organizer
  • Hands-on coordination with you and your vendors via a shared timeline
  • Proof of liability insurance for your venue

Notes:

  • (A) PEAK Rates: Weddings/Milestone Events on Friday or Saturday, April through October, plus major holidays/holiday eves.
  • (B) OFF-PEAK Rates: Weddings/Milestone Events Sunday-Thursday, November-March, and all other types of events, except major holidays/holiday eves.
  • (C) Additional HOURS: Booked in advance or overtime.
  • (D) Additional SPEAKERS/AREAS: All gear should be set up and ready to go before guests arrive – we avoid moving speakers around during the event. • If the Ceremony and/or Cocktail Hour are in the same room/area as the Reception, no additional speakers are needed, and you are free to add on additional hours. • If the Ceremony and/or Cocktail Hour are in separate rooms/areas than the Reception, 1-4 additional speakers may be needed, plus any additional hours.
  • (E) Early Setup/Downtime/Late Breakdown: No charge for setup in the 1-2 hour window before the DJ’s start time, or breakdown within 1 hour of the DJ’s end time, as long as it doesn’t disrupt any other activity going on in or around the space. Otherwise, this fee may apply.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Are you available on my date? Will you take gigs on short notice?

Please get in touch to find out! While pricing is transparent, we prefer to keep our private event schedule private, and will always do our best to accommodate last-minute bookings. A list of familiar venues may be found here.

What is the process?

Please see the PROCESS section under SERVICES/RATES on our Blog.

Do you have liability insurance?

Yes, and we will provide proof for your venue on request.

What kind of deposit do you require? What payment methods do you accept?

Approximately 1/3 to reserve the date, with the balance due the day of the event. Deposits may be made via Check, Venmo, PayPal, Credit Cards, Cash and US Postal Money Order. The balance due is paid directly to the DJ the day of. Please contact us for a sample copy of the contract.

A parent or family member is paying/is a decisionmaker.

Thank you for letting us know this in advance - we are happy to take care of the paperwork with another party.

Will the DJ require a meal at my event?

Yes – vendor meals are customary and always appreciated. We generally prefer to eat discreetly from the DJ table and don't take many breaks.

Will the DJ drink alcohol at my event?

No - it is a violation of our liability insurance policy.

Will the DJ make announcements?

We are totally comfortable making any announcements you need to keep the flow of the party going and do not bring a separate MC.

Will the DJ take requests from guests?

We love taking requests and interacting with your guests! If you prefer otherwise, we will politely decline or suggest a song or style we've already agreed on.

Can we give the DJ a must play/do not play list?

Yes, this is strongly encouraged, and we will ask for some of your favorite bands and genres and those your guests may enjoy. Otherwise, you may have as much or as little control over the song pool as you like, and we'll take care of the rest.

How many songs will the DJ be able to play?

15-20 songs per hour. We consider it precious real estate.

Can you edit or loop a particular song to fit our needs?

Yes, basic edits are included, and are often used for processionals, recessionals, or other milestone events such as introductions and cake cutting.

We would like some of the music to reflect a particular culture (e.g., Jewish, Spanish, Indian, etc.) – can you accommodate?

Definitely!

What is your contingency plan?

DJs don't take sick days, but in case of an emergency with advance notice, we would do our best to find a replacement and make your shared timeline, music organizer and gear, if feasible, available to him or her.

Do you use turntables and play vinyl records at events or is everything digital?

Though we are all vinyl lovers, everything is digital. We may add this service in the future, however.

Do you book events other than weddings, like corporate events, bar/bat mitzvahs and birthday parties?

Yes – let's discuss!

DJ-SPECIFIC FAQs:
Please see the individual Team bios

-What kind of equipment do you use?
-What does your setup look like?
-What is your MCing style?
-What is your personal mixing style?
-How do you handle lulls?

Are you hiring?

My philosophy is the more the merrier! If you like how we present ourselves and think you would be a good fit, please get in touch. I am also open to working with DJs in markets outside of NYC/Philadelphia.

Did we miss anything?

Please contact us with any other questions or to speak with Jane or any of the other DJs directly – we are here to help!

REVIEWS

All the words! Exceptional, phenomenal, responsive, amazing DJ! The team at Stylus is just exceptional...
— Caitlin & Adam, December 2018
We would highly recommend Stylus NYC for a refreshing take on the wedding music industry.
— Melissa & John, December 2018

MIXES

Check out our past wedding setlists on Spotify for inspiration – no two are the same!

CONTACT US

We look forward to hearing your ideas!

info@stylusnyc.com

PO Box 286530 New York, NY 10128

Fishtown, Philadelphia, PA 19125