All white dance floor at Hilton Cleveland downtown wedding.
All white dance floor at Hilton Cleveland downtown wedding.
Room shot with floral at wedding
head table at wedding
wedding ceremony set up

Floor to ceiling windows with breathtaking views of the lake

Located in the heart of downtown Cleveland, a Hilton Cleveland downtown wedding will never disappoint.  This wedding venue features a very contemporary and classic hotel as well as ballrooms. The newest technology and highest quality of food and service in the industry is what the Hilton is known for.

Say “I Do” with a view! Making unforgettable memories is their specialty. Their expert team of wedding specialists will undoubtedly ensure your wedding dreams come true. Both expansive ballrooms feature floor to ceiling windows with breathtaking views of Lake Erie.  Whether you have 150 or 1000 family and friends, your Hilton Cleveland Downtown wedding will customized and tailored to your needs.

Atriums and foyers you can only wish for

As a Cleveland wedding DJ company, we have never been to a more classic, contemporary venue this beautiful.  The atrium is layered in the most cutting edge artwork that you can’t help but to stop and take it in. Their foyers are not only customizable and stunning but you can literally have dozens of different layouts as well.

You cannot go wrong by choosing to have a Hilton Cleveland Downtown wedding. Another thing that is fantastic is that when the evening is complete, you and your guests can go up 37 floors to enjoy the rest of the party.

Some of the unique things we have done in the past at this Cleveland wedding venue:

Contact us now if your considering having a Hilton Cleveland Downtown wedding.

Guests gather under bistro lighting outside at dusk for wedding reception at Cleveland botanical gardens
Guests sitting under beautiful wedding tent lighting by Selective Sound Entertainment
Nighttime view of string lighting at an outdoor reception
head table set up next to fountain
outdoor ceremony with guests
Wedding guests dining el fresco at Cleveland Botanical Gardens with Bistro lighting glowing above

Sweet-smelling fragrances and vibrant gardens make this setting, one of a kind.

Bringing your family and friends to your Cleveland Botanical Garden wedding will leave them in awe.  Beautiful natural settings in an unforgettable environment is the perfect backdrop for any wedding.  Plan the wedding of your dreams right in the middle of one of Cleveland, Ohio’s most prominent gardens.

Ceremonies at the Cleveland Botanical Gardens can happen throughout the day. The receptions however, are held at night. Not only does this give you the luxury of having the entire venue and grounds to yourself but it also lets you dance under the stars. There are about 5-6 different backdrops and areas where you can have your ceremony. The Sunken garden and Japanese garden are the most common.   Make sure you secure ceremony sound as the street up above does give off some road noise and you don’t want any of your guests missing what’s said at the ceremony.

Receptions can take place outdoors or indoors.  Clark hall which has amazing sunset views or the Western Reserve Society Herb garden.  Indoor or outdoor, The Botanical Gardens of Cleveland has the perfect setting. Some clients choose to set up a framed tent over the outdoor terrace which can be lit up for an intimate but weather ready incase it rains. Outdoor receptions in that space are also done without any tents and the Botanical Gardens always keeps one of the halls open incase of rain.

The possibilities are endless......

When it comes to Cleveland Botanical Garden weddings, the possibilities are endless…

In addition to world class entertainment from a Cleveland wedding DJ company, some of the things we have done at the gardens is listed below:


  • Ceremony sound support so guests can hear vows.  We can create custom playlists or we can always do sound reinforcement for live musicians that Selective Sound offers.
  • Live musicians

Cocktail hour

  • Live musicians
  • Satellite hidden sound systems for cocktail music



Contact us now to discuss additional ideas and options.

La Vera party center with amber uplighting in background at Great Gatsby themed wedding
Table setting for a Great Gatsby themed wedding
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bride and groom dancing on the clouds
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Modern elegance, Superb service and Attention to detail at La Vera Party Center

La-Vera Party Center, was founded in 1952 by Larry and Vera Gaudio and is still family owned to this day. Not only is this amazing in itself but the fact that they still honor their family traditions of homemade Italian cooking is almost unheard of. To this day, they still use only the finest ingredients in preparation of their amazing wedding menu.

La-Vera Party center is a spacious and newly remodeled two-room wedding reception venue. Each room has the capability to be customized to the unique needs of each couple and their guests. The venue, as a whole, has the capacity to accommodate events ranging from 100-720 guests. We would describe La Vera as a classic spin on tasteful elegance.  To get an even better idea, you should check out our spotlight feature that we did a few years back.

What’s fantastic about LaVera Party Center is that it seems as though they make some type of update every year. This family run establishment isn’t dull or stuck in the past whatsoever. Instead, they are always looking to make things better for their clients. This type of thinking is something we, at Selective Sound Entertainment, can truly relate too.

La Vera Party Center: Customizable and Affordable

We have been doing weddings at La Vera for over 30 years.  This is an incredibly affordable venue that provides amazing food as well as impeccable service.  With that said, the money you’ll save by using La Vera Party Center can be spent on adding those extra special touches. From enhancing the look of the room with up-lighting to pin spotting your beautiful cake. No matter what you decide, La Vera Party Center is an excellent choice and you will undoubtedly be very pleased with your decision.

Contact us now to find out more on how we can make your wedding reception the talk of the town.

Cleveland Courthouse wedding reception with lavender uplighting
Cleveland Courthouse wedding picture with lighting and drapery
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Bride and groom kiss at the Old Cleveland Courthouse.
Cleveland Courthouse wedding reception uplighting
Image of Cleveland Courthouse

Where Iconic meets classic... The Cleveland Courthouse

A Cleveland Courthouse wedding is like a fairytale wedding brought to life. Cleveland’s Old Courthouse, or its more formal name, The Cuyahoga County Old Courthouse is a venue unlike any other in Northeast Ohio. They literally don’t make them like this any more! First time guests to this historic property are obvious. They walk in and immediately look up and up and up! The grandeur of this building is jaw-dropping. We’ve written about Cleveland’s Old Courthouse before in our Venue Spotlights.  This time we thought we’d take a deeper dive in the hope that you could use this as a resource before hiring.

Wedding receptions at the Cleveland Courthouse can be problematic for some wedding DJ and entertainment companies. Especially for those who have never entertained at this wedding venue. As much as we love the Old Courthouse we have to admit that there are some specific challenges when working here. To name a few, the acoustics and load in. Even so, as a Cleveland wedding DJ and production company, we have successfully completed over 150 wedding receptions at the Cleveland Courthouse.  From Incredible lighting to sound reinforcement the correct way, Cleveland Courthouse weddings are a breeze for us at Selective Sound Entertainment.

We a substantial lighting décor background in addition to being trained sound experts.

The Old Cleveland Courthouse is Lighting Designers Dream...

Watching a lighting designer and their team go to work at the Cuyahoga County Cleveland Courthouse is mesmerizing. As a matter of fact, our team finds it to be more fun decorating here than actual work. Placing the lighting correctly is incredibly important. The goal is to always enhance, never to overwhelm. Thankfully, our designers can create a breathtaking scene with almost any lighting budget.

Past Cleveland Courthouse wedding decor lighting and production favorites:

Acoustics and sound reinforcement are NO PROBLEM for SSE

Worried about the echos? As much as we would like to say don’t worry, you really should. To illustrate, real marble from floor to ceiling, as far as the eye can see, will create some serious challenges. With that said, SSE has trained sound technicians that come second to none. They have worked very hard to ensure that the sound balances perfectly within the Old Courthouse. Don’t just take our word for it, look at our reviews all over the internet that talk about our success. Experience at this venue is a must, we can’t stress that enough. If an entertainment company tells you they have worked at this venue before please make sure they have references to back that claim up. Even more, make sure those references are all positive.

While we don’t want to give away all of our secrets we will say this… speaker placement is key! Those DJ’s that place speakers on the ground without the proper height adjustment are not doing you or your guests any favors.  In fact, placing the speakers on the ground is just lazy. Proper height adjustments are absolutely needed to help with the throw of the audio.

Microphones for ceremonies and proper speaker placement are even more important. Wireless lapel/lavalier hidden microphones with directional heads are a must.   If you have a dedicated and trained sound technician to help throughout the day/evening you will have nothing to worry about.  Selective Sound Entertainment and Events prides itself on its high level of experience in this venue.

CONTACT us now to set up a call/video chat to discuss the endless possibilities.

One of the Selective Sound Teams.

One of the most misunderstood areas of your wedding planning is music selection. Most Brides and grooms automatically think that they are the ones who are supposed to choose the music (all of it) for their wedding. That answer couldn’t be further from the truth. While most Brides and grooms are expected to choose formality songs and a few others, the rest isn’t and most likely NOT necessary to choose.

Part of a DJ/mc’s Job is to create an evening of fun and ongoing events where there is no dead time in a wedding. Even in the middle to end of dinner you should be playing some more upbeat music. The transition between dinner and dancing is EVERYTHING. If your guests are bored because too much time passed, then chances are they will become more bored/tired and less likely to get up and dance.

If you keep the evening running smoothly and build up the music and atmosphere, it will surely get all age groups up and dancing. The common denominator is the “fun atmosphere”

With the atmosphere in fun mode, everyone from grandma Marge to your young friends in college will see how contagious the fun is.

As a Cleveland wedding dj for 24 years, I utilize the input of the bride and groom in regards to some must plays and play if possibles and they give me a better feel for what they want and I mix that in with the reaction of your guests.