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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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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.

Guest table look gorgeous with amber uplighting at Cleveland City Hall Rotunda
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Cleveland City Hall rotunda with blue lighting
Cleveland City hall Rotunda spotlighting white and black dance floor
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Guest table look gorgeous with amber uplighting at Cleveland City Hall Rotunda
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Classic architecture & Elegance at one of Cleveland Ohios most beautiful wedding venue | Cleveland City Hall Rotunda

We have been doing weddings at Cleveland City Hall Rotunda, since the moment the City of Cleveland opened it up for private events.   A Taste of Excellence is of course the preferred caterer at Rotunda. Taste of excellence is always amazing to work with and has some of the best service and food in the industry. We have featured this wedding in the past, but needed to add it to one of our top 25 wedding reception spaces in 25 days.

The Cleveland City Hall Rotunda is just incredible and acoustics are certainly nothing to worry about with Selective Sound Entertainment.  As one of the top Cleveland Wedding DJ and production companies in the area, and many years of technical experience and working in this space, we have mastered the balance of sound. Additionally, their highly experienced  lighting technicians have mastered how to enhance the elegance of the space.  So don’t stress on   which company you should hire for this venue, contact us now   and we can show you exactly how we can give you the best in this space. Not only packing your dance floor from the beginning of the night to the end, but using our experience to guide you through your planning needs at the Cleveland City Hall Rotunda.

What NOT to worry about at Cleveland City hall Rotunda

Don’t stress with all of the challenges of the space.   A Taste of Excellence with its years and years of experience at City Hall, can guide you and provide so much to help alleviate any stress.

Hire experienced vendors in this space.  Specifically your entertainment and photographer.  Don’t just take their word for it, ask them for references and reviews on this exact space.  You will thank yourself for taking the extra time in your research.

Popular choices from Selective Sound past clients at City Hall:

Outdoor view of The Barn at Mapleside Farms in Cleveland Ohio
Outdoor view of The Barn at Mapleside Farms in Cleveland Ohio
Barn lighting using bistro/cafe/Edison lighting by Selective Sound Entertainment
Unique lighting design at Mapleside Farms
Mapleside Barn photo of hanging flowers
Floral hanging piece above head table at Mapleside Farm

The barn that was built by wedding professionals | Mapleside Farms

Apple orchards on beautiful hillsides of 120 acres of endless beauty. This breathtaking backdrop is the perfect ceremony and/or reception spot for those who truly appreciate countryside charm. With that said, Mapleside Farms wedding venue, The Barn, has everything a rustic-chic barn wedding should have. Selective Sound Entertainment has been in awe of this barn since the day it was built and we’re sure you and your guests will be too. Be sure to keep The Barn at the top of your wedding venue list.

A Mapleside Farms Wedding Ceremony:

While most venues have a set area to hold your ceremony, Mapleside Farms’ wedding venue, The Barn, has multiple! What’s even better is that each one overlooks a different unique piece of the property. Being nestled on part of the Appalachians, you are able to pick which natural landscape you prefer.

One option is to say “I do” on the cement pad outside of The Barn. Here, you and your guests will enjoy the view of Mapleside’s pond and apple orchard. At this site, there is also a built in pergola. Many couples have had their florists come to decorate the pergola to enhance the area to an even greater level.

Sound at Mapleside Farms Wedding:

With the natural visual scene set, the only thing left to consider is the aspect of sound. First, you’ll need to consider the music during the ceremony. What could possibly be more romantic than live musicians? Perhaps a string quartet, an acoustic guitarist or even a harpist! At Selective Sound we have many options when it comes to live wedding music. Then, you will definitely want to think about the ceremony sound system. We highly recommend wireless lapel microphones so that the sound of you saying your vows will be shared with your guests rather than the hills of the Appalachians.

The reception:

Mapleside Farms wedding venue, The Barn, is huge! With this in mind, it can accommodate a wedding DJ setup as well as a wedding party band, like Rock the House Live! Seeing that Selective Sound has over 30 years of experience, you will have nothing to worry about when it comes to sound. Our DJ’s are highly experienced. They are also very familiar with the acoustics at The Barn and are the best at getting every guest out onto the dance floor! They are passionate about what they do and always have the bride and groom’s best interest in mind. With this said, if you want your wedding to be your guests most memorable one ever, be sure to choose SSE.

Contact us now to see how one of the top rated Cleveland wedding DJ companies, Selective Sound Entertainment, can help you plan your epic wedding at the Barn at Mapleside Farms.

Secured services that Selective Sound Entertainment has done at the Barn at Mapleside:

Street view of The Glidden House.
Street view of The Glidden House.
Ceremony set up at the Glidden House outdoors with white chairs
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Glidden house wedding
Cleveland's Glidden house front lawn

When historic and gothic collide with classic | The Glidden House

Stately, authentic and historic, the Glidden House is a French-style gothic mansion that was built in 1910. The Glidden House can be found in University Circle in it’s reincarnated form. It’s currently posing as a Cleveland boutique hotel as well as one of Cleveland’s top wedding venues.

This historic mansion is an attractive location for both wedding ceremonies and receptions.  The Juniper room has 2,600 square feet of space. With that said, it’s perfect for hosting wedding receptions of up to 150 guests. The smaller areas inside are perfect for intimate receptions as well as indoor cocktail hour. There are also many different options for photos. No matter what space(s) you utilize here, there are many ways to create a unique feel that is all your own.

Why we love the Glidden House so much

What’s not to love? We are in awe of the gardens and how beautiful they are from April to October.  The grounds are impeccable and Selective Sound Entertainment has done many Glidden House wedding ceremonies right on the front lawn.  Make sure you use microphones for optimum sound with all of the nature sounds around.

Head on over to the slate patio room (as what we call it) for a cocktail and then take a stroll around the front of the house and when you pass by the gazebo, you may hear one of our live musicians playing during cocktail hour underneath the newly built gazebo that also can be used for ceremonies.

Our past clients most popular services at the Glidden House:

As a Cleveland wedding DJ company for almost 35 years now, we have been working at the Glidden House since the 90’s. Without a doubt, their attention to detail is second to none and you won’t be disappointed by any means. If you would like to learn more about how we can assist with your Glidden House wedding contact us now.

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

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.