Frequently Asked Questions
How long have you been in business?
We’ve been in business since 1996. Porta Party DJ’s started out as a “one-man show”, but we quickly became so popular that we needed to hire more DJ’s. We are a medium-sized DJ company which means we don’t have 40+ systems going out every weekend night, but we also aren’t just a “one-man show” anymore. All of our DJs are VERY experienced.
How experienced are your DJ’s?
ALL of our DJ’s have a minimum of 15 years in the business DJing wedding receptions, private parties, corporate events and nightclubs/bars.
What does the DJ wear?
Typically, we wear a nice suit and tie. However, sometimes an event is a black tie affair, so we wear a tuxedo. And, sometimes an event is less formal and we may wear nice slacks/pants and a polo or button down. We NEVER wear faded/ripped jeans or show up in inappropriate attire.
Will the DJ make announcements?
Of course! We are professional DJ’s and MC’s, so we are very good at this.
Do we pick the music for our event?
Yes! However, since we are the professionals, we usually have a great idea of the format for your event, but we absolutely encourage our clients to provide us with a list of songs and/or artists that are “MUST PLAY” and “MUST NOT PLAY” for your party. Our music library is constantly updating, and with the internet/YouTube/ITunes/etc., there hasn’t been a song yet that we couldn’t get for an event.
Can we bring our own music?
Sure, but we typically like to have any special requests ahead of time so we can make sure they are able to be played on our laptop.
Do you have references?
Yes, we have many references available upon request.
Can we come see you at an event?
Most of the time, this is perfectly fine to drop in and check us out at an event. Of course, if it’s a public event, it’s never a problem, but sometimes we’ve run across a bride/groom that weren’t OK with others stopping in to see the DJ. That’s something we for sure can work out to make happen if you wish.
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes, I have a $1,000,000 liability policy.
What time will the DJ arrive at our event?
We typically like to arrive on site about one hour before we are supposed to start the music. Sometimes, we get there earlier if it’s a venue we’ve never played before.
How do we book your service?
Simply send us an email to Todd@PortaPartyDJs.com or call 314-283-7871 to get the ball rolling. We will need to know the date of your event, the start/end time of your event, event location and approximate number of guests. Once we have that, we can generate a bid for you and if accepted, we will email a contract for your party.
What is your deposit and when is the balance due?
We require a $500 deposit (non-refundable retainer) that will hold your date. The remaining balance is due 14 days prior to your event.
Is it customary to tip the DJ?
That is completely up to you. If you feel the DJ did an exceptional job and helped make your event a success and you want to show your appreciation with a tip, go ahead and make the DJ happy.