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Breaking the Norm Entertainment & Lighting is a DJ company based in Columbia, Maryland, that has been serving weddings since 2014. With a passion for music and entertainment, owner DJ Hank will work hard to bring your vision to life. His exuberant performance will have you and your guests dancing all night. Breaking the Norm's use of high-quality equipment and dedication to impeccable customer service will help make your special day unforgettable.

Services Offered

Breaking the Norm Entertainment & Lighting can travel to your venue to perform at the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception. They also offer a number of packages so you can find the right services for your big day. You can book a consultation to discuss your needs for your wedding day, and create a do-not-play list that he will oblige. With a large selection of genres to choose from, you will be spoiled for choice with music. Some of the services offered by Breaking the Norm Entertainment & Lighting include:

  • Professional DJ
  • Dancefloor lighting
  • Fog machines
  • MC services
  • Microphones
  • Projectors
  • Uplighting
  • Laser light shows

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the starting price for wedding DJ services?


What is included in the starting price?

Travel Expenses
Sound/PA System

What is the price of your most popular wedding package?


What is included in the price of your most popular wedding package?

Sound/PA System
Travel Expenses

What is the starting price for uplighting?


What music genres do you specialize in?

Hip Hop
Top 40

What services do you offer?

Do-Not-Play List
Liability Insurance
Video Projection

What additional equipment do you offer?

Flat Screen
Sound/PA System
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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2023 Winner
61 Reviews
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99% Recommended by couples

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Kelsey T. Married on 09/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Awesome DJ!

Hank was super nice and so easy to work with! The portal that he uses made it easy to select songs for each event and include the time that it would start. Everyone loved the music and several people told me later how surprised they were that so many people were on the dance floor all night, especially for a Sunday wedding! I had a former coworker even reach out to get my playlist (that was 75% Hank!) since she heard such great things about it from one of our mutual friends. My husband was impressed by how great Hank was at adjusting on the fly and seamlessly transitioning a song to the version he wanted! Hank was also great about doing enough talking to keep guests hyped, but not overdoing it. Overall, we would highly recommend Hank!!
Kaitlyn O. Married on 08/27/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing and Affordable

Hank was wonderful to work with and added lights to our package when requested at no extra charge. He was flexible and responsive during the planning process. His prices are very competitive and every penny is worth it. Our day went off without a hitch! All announcements were made correctly, ceremony music cued perfectly with the proper cuts made, and the dancing portion of our night was so fun with awesome song selections. I would highly recommend Breaking the Norm Entertainment and Lighting to any couple!
John M. Married on 08/05/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Multi day wedding

Hank is the best DJ he can make anything happen very easy to work with
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Hank Winde
Hank Winde

DJ Hank was born and raised in Howard County, MD. Hank is a graduate of Stevenson University. Hank has always had an interest in music and sharing his passion with others. In 2014, Hank started his very own self-employed DJ business. Over the years, Hank has acquired many different DJ skills and professional experiences. These experiences range from parties to clubs to school proms. In 2015, DJ added weddings to the top of his list of services. He uses high quality equipment for all of his weddings and provides excellent service to all.

Professional Network & Endorsements

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To Tony Visual Events To Tony Visual Events Wedding Videographers

Breaking the Norm Entertainment is always a great professional to work with. Great music, great attitude, and a lot of fun! Can't wait until our next chance to work together as a whole team. Cheers to many more weddings!!


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