Top Hat Entertainment

Top Hat Entertainment

South Burlington, VT
802.862.2011   Visit Website   Email Vendor
Business Details
Categories: DJ, Event Rentals & Photobooths, Lighting & Decor
Event Types: Anniversaries, Bar / Bat Mitzvahs, Birthdays, Corporate Events, Engagement Parties, Graduations, Holiday Parties, LGBTQ Weddings / Ceremonies, Proms, Sweet 16s
Last Login: May 19, 2015
Frequently Asked Questions for DJ
Music Genres: Country, Electronic, Hip Hop, International, Jazz, Oldies, Pop, R&B/Soul, Rock
DJ Services: Karaoke, MC
Additional Equipment: Disco Ball, Flat Screen, Microphones, Photobooth, Projector, Sound/PA System, Uplighting
Frequently Asked Questions for Event Rentals & Photobooths
Rental Items: Photo Booth
Services: Breakdown, Delivery, Setup
Frequently Asked Questions for Lighting & Decor
Lighting Services: Accent, Audiovisuals, Dance Floor Lighting, Uplighting
Decor Services: Event Planning, Venue Selection
Other Information
Additional Answers & Advice: Why should I hire a DJ when I can play an iPod for free?
There are several roles that a DJ serves that are invaluable to the flow and success of the wedding. The DJ makes important and appropriate announcements, which include the introductions of the wedding party, recognizing those who may be giving toasts, and letting guests know when it is time for important events (sitting down for dinner, cutting of the cake, formal dances, etc.) A DJ also serves, to a certain extent, as the event coordinator. The DJ makes sure that the photographer is ready before announcing the formal dances, or cutting of the cake, and makes sure the catering staff is prepared for the toast(s) and cake cutting. Lastly, the DJ also uses knowledge and experience to make sure the flow of music is appropriate for each group of guests. One reception may have completely different music than another.

Can we choose songs that are not in your library? Do we need to provide those songs to you?
We encourage everyone to make us a list of your favorite songs, or of songs that you would like played at your reception. In addition making these selections from our online song list, you may also choose music that is not in our library. Once we receive that list from you, we will find the music that you have requested here at our office, or we can download it. Many couples with several specific requests will burn a CD for us with the appropriate music included. (There are occasions when we cannot find a particular song. In those cases, we will contact you to discuss the missing music) We ask to receive all music requests four weeks prior to the wedding.

Is set up time a part of the 5 hour package?
No. We arrive approximately one hour prior to our scheduled start time to set up. (For example, if we are scheduled from 5:00 – 10:00 pm, we would arrive at approximately 4:00 pm to set up.) Setting up is part of the service we provide.

We need you to set up two hours prior to your scheduled start time, as the ceremony is in the same location. Is that ok?
Yes. We generally arrive one hour prior to our scheduled start time to set up. If you need us there earlier, we charge a small fee of $50 per hour for early arrival and set up. (The most likely instances of this situation would be if the ceremony is in the same location, or you have arranged alternate entertainment for the cocktail hour.)

Do you have any additional charges, above and beyond the cost of the DJ services?
We don’t have any “hidden” charges, such as taxes or regular set up fees. The only additional charges might include special arrangements, such as projector and screen rental, an early set up fee (arrival more than one hour prior to our start time, as described above), a travel fee, or additional cost for overtime.

Can you provide services for the ceremony?
Yes. We provide a variety of services for a ceremony. Many couples hire us to provide a speaker and microphone for the person officiating the marriage. Others may ask us to include music for the ceremony. There is no special charge for this service; the five-hour package would just begin with the commencement of our ceremony services.