old Cleveland Arcade
old Cleveland Arcade
Photo credit: Making the Moment
Inside of Cleveland arcade highlighted with various lighting techniques during NYE ball drop
Photo credit: Making the Moment
Photo credit: Making the Moment
This kissing couples choice of wedding reception special effects was confetti cannons
Photo credit: Corey Ann Photography

History and architecture collide at one of Cleveland Ohios most unique wedding venue

Perhaps you’re looking for a wedding venue that your guests  will never forget. Maybe you’ve been searching for that venue with not only beautiful architecture but one that is also rich in historical culture. If so, then the Cleveland Arcade wedding venue will be a perfect solution.

The architecture is absolutely stunning, to say the least. Its endless backlit staircases, substantial balconies, and adorned fixtures, make the Cleveland Arcade wedding venue one of the most unique and epic of settings. In summary, it will undoubtedly be the ideal backdrop for the wedding of your dreams.

What makes the Cleveland Arcade wedding venue so perfect?

We have been in the Cleveland wedding DJ business for almost 35 years now. With that being said, we feel that our experience gives us the opportunity to share our knowledge with you. The Cleveland Arcade wedding venue is one of those venues that you just don’t come across too often. Not only is the staff at the Hyatt Regency always very helpful but the food and service are second to none in the hotel industry.

There are many different ways you can set the floorplan to flow for both looks and dancing.  Ceremonies usually take place on the stairs and the backdrop is breathtaking. Wedding photos in the Cleveland Arcade are a treat for any photographer. The opportunities for truly unique photos are simply endless here.

Some things we recommend to enhance your special day at the Cleveland Arcade:

  • Satellite delay speakers for balanced sound
  • Warm led up-lighting in-between shops on the sills
  • Ceremony sound placed correctly, facing the guests, with lapel/lavalier wireless microphones
  • Cocktail sound system in the upstairs area with microphone to assist with seating guests
  • If you have 200+ guests they usually have some overflow of guests seated upstairs for dinner. Be sure sure you link the sound systems so your guests above don’t get left out.

Want to learn more before making your decision for the Cleveland Arcade wedding venue?  Contact us now! 

The Madison set up for wedding reception with hanging bistro lights and vines.

Cleveland Spotlight Wedding Venue: The Madison

Looking for the newest and hottest spot to have your wedding? Well, look no further than Cleveland’s premier wedding venue, The Madison. Located in Cleveland’s growing and diverse Midtown district, The Madison offers indoor and outdoor spaces, fabulous aesthetics and so much more! Whether you’re looking for a spot to accommodate your wedding ceremony, reception or both, Selective Sound Entertainment believes this amazing space must be at the top of your list.

Wide Open Spaces at The Madison

This historical 22,000 square foot warehouse has minimalist white brick walls, spacious twenty foot ceilings and an amazing open layout. This is the perfect Cleveland wedding venue to make all of your wedding day visions come true without having to try to hide anything. A fantastic blank canvas like The Madison gives you the opportunity to let your your imagination run free. What’s better is that you can do this without having to worry about covering up odd colors and patterns that you may find at other venues. Instead, Selective Sound Entertainment’s lighting engineers can help you fill the space with colors of your choice. From uplighting beams of color to adding strings of bistro lighting, giving a warmer glow to the large space. Whatever you can imagine, our wedding lighting designers are always up for the challenge.

Small or Large, The Madison Accommodates All

Whether you’re looking for a small or large Cleveland wedding venue, The Madison can accommodate all.  “The Foundry Room” may be just what you’re looking for if your guest count includes just your nearest and dearest. You receive all of the benefits of The Madison just in a more intimate setting. This lovely space has the ability to seat up to 300 guests comfortably and if you are wanting it to feel even more intimate, the Madison also has pipe and drape available.

Also, if you are indeed having a large wedding, fear not. The main event space at The Madison can seat up to 500 people easily. And if you have always imagined dancing under the stars…well, The Madison has that covered as well. Their outdoor patio can seat up to 300 guests. With the bistro lights strung above, you will have a beautiful warm glow to create the perfect outdoor ambiance.

If you’re planning to fill The Madison near it’s maximum capacity, then we have a couple tips for you. Firstly, due to the exposed brick walls and ceiling heights our experienced Cleveland wedding DJ’s highly suggest adding additional speakers in the corners of the room. This way, everyone can hear everything as it is meant to be. Our wedding DJ’s also want to emphasize the importance of using an experienced wedding DJ for this particular venue. You’re big day will be as close to perfect as possible if you do. So be sure to do your homework before you choose your Cleveland wedding DJ.

The Madison has Thought of Everything

The Madison has truly thought of everything needed to have the ultimate Cleveland wedding with all the bells and whistles. From high-speed internet, a separate bar room, tables and chairs and more than enough electrical outlets. Be sure to check out their website, to see all of the other wonderful things they provide as well. You won’t be disappointed!

Also, a big thank you to Jenny Haas for these gorgeous photos of a bride’s dream come true! The bistro lighting, by Selective Sound Entertainment, hangs above to provide a warm and romantic ambiance. Not only do the hanging vines and wood chairs give a natural earthy feel but is a fantastic example of a couple letting their imagination run free at The Madison in Cleveland, Ohio.

Let’s Enhance The Madison together!

Selective Sound Entertainment is much more than just the best Cleveland wedding DJ’s. We also have an entire team of visionaries, who are always excited for the next challenge that comes along. And if you’re having a difficult time solidifying a plan, even after hours of browsing on Pinterest, our creative designers are more than happy to help! To the right, you will find a few suggestions that we think would be amazing attributes to The Madison. Leave us a note and ask us what we can do for you!

The following are just a few suggestions to help amplify The Madison into something magical.

Our best wedding DJ is setting up.

Should I let my DJ take requests at my wedding?

Should I let guests make song requests at my wedding? This is a very common question for couples that we meet with in the Cleveland area. Your answer? Absolutely! IF and only IF your experienced wedding DJ has the talent and know how to handle and filter requests properly!

This dance floor is packed due to our experienced wedding DJ

SSE’s experienced wedding DJ’s always pack the dance floor at Acacia Country Club.

Why should I let my experienced wedding DJ take requests?

Allowing your Cleveland DJ to take requests is actually rather important. This allows them to feed off of your guests and get a better feel for what the guests are into. You may get some that request fun dance music. Perhaps the song is from when the Bride and her sorority sisters went on spring break. Maybe you will get some of the groomsmen to request some old school music from when the groom used to break dance! This will better help you understand the guests and what they may react to.  Even if they request music that isn’t really for dancing to, your DJ should be able to feed off of that and it will give them better ideas for other music choices.

Think of it this way, you’re paying for an experienced wedding DJ so that your guests will have fun. Undeniably, the goal is to always have the dance floor packed. A packed dance floor shows that your DJ is indeed experienced. And above all, it means your guests are having an amazing time. Thus, you spent your money well!

Lastly, don’t hesitate to communicate your concerns with your Cleveland DJ. If you’re worried about a specific genre being played just tell them. In any event, it is your big day and an experienced wedding DJ will always listen to your concerns. At Selective Sound Entertainment, our couples wishes always come first.


Everyone is dancing thanks to SSE's experienced wedding DJ.

Wedding guests having the time of their lives thanks to SSE’s experienced wedding DJ!

SSE's experienced wedding DJ packed the dance floor

No matter what age group, an experienced wedding DJ will be able to get everyone on the dance floor.

Photo Credits to Cleveland area photographers: Making the Moment Photography and Genevieve Nisly Photography