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Originally based in Schroon Lake, New York, now expanded to the Midwest, Florida, and beyond, Cascade Live Events is a wedding DJ and production company. Owners Mike Steltz and Chris Heimerle have worked in the live events and event production industry for years and have a special passion for weddings. They founded this business after discovering a need for high-quality wedding production vendors. No matter the size and scale of the celebration, these industry professionals believe that every little detail counts and strive to make every wedding magical.
With decades of combined experience, the team at Cascade Live Events endeavors to make every milestone one to remember. They offer a selection of pre-designed packages to provide whatever a couple might need on the day, from live streaming the ceremony to setting up karaoke. Alongside their DJ services, Mike and Chris are also happy to provide MCs to keep your day running smoothly. They prefer to stay in the background and allow your celebration of love to take center stage. Some of the other features offered by this business include:
- Wireless mics
- Video projection
- Live drone footage
- Dance floor special effects
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11/10 Recommend for Amazing Dancing at Beautiful Venue
First, they are great for couples who don't know much about music (I cannot speak to being a couple that has any musical knowledge). Mike (the emcee and sound system operator) spent time getting to know my wife and me so that he could curate a perfect playlist. I gave Mike vague directions, but Chris (the DJ) seemed to have a sixth sense for knowing exactly what music we wanted. The playlist was an absolute hit—the best night of dancing of our lives. In particular, Chris can blend music for a crowd with diverse preferences. We had 180 people at our wedding. Chris had everyone dancing to artists from Lil Nas X to The Beatles—and the transitions between them were seamless.
Second, Mike is prepared and responsive. Mike sent us a proposed playlist with enough time for us to review it and give feedback. We did have some feedback, and Mike and Chris responded to it perfectly. I cannot emphasize this point enough. A couple will be unusually lucky to find a DJ who can, on the first try, curate a perfect playlist for a guest list with a wide array of preferences. That is why it is so important to have someone who sends you a draft in a timely fashion and responds well to feedback. And it is why the playlist that actually played at our wedding was 100% amazing.
Third, the lighting and audio were amazing. Mike also coordinated the audio for our outdoor ceremony. The audio was flawless. Our guests perfectly heard our officiant, our readers, and our vows. During the dancing, the lighting was brilliant. We also had a live guitarist for the ceremony, and Mike offered to let the guitarist plug into Mike's audio system.
Fourth, Mike and Chris are extremely professional. I mentioned above that Mike spent time getting to know my wife and me. But he was also incredibly responsive to emails, sent (very manageable) surveys, and kept our preferences in mind for the entire evening. For example, we did not want any line dances at our wedding. When a guest requested one, Mike tactfully steered the guest toward musical choices that we wanted to hear.
Overall, Cascade Live Events is the perfect choice for DJ/ Audio/ Lighting. We hope you have the opportunity to work with them.
09/16/2023- Garnet Hill Lodge Wedding
On the day of our wedding, they showed up exactly when they said they would. We got to meet Mike and Ethan, and after exchanging handshakes, they went right to work with the venue, setting up all speakers and microphones. All the music requests for the processional, and the reception were perfectly set up and accommodated all of our needs with no need for any direction from us. The timing for speeches and music went perfectly. They were even able to accommodate us with an extra hour of music on the Dance floor the day of. All we had to do was give them our taste in music genres, and they ran with it and read the room perfectly.
If you want your wedding to go as smoothly as ours did, I would highly highly recommend contacting Cascade Live Events.
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I'm Mike, lots of my friends call my Mikey and only my mom & dad call me Michael. I'm the proud husband of world famous wedding photographer Kortni Maria Steltz! I've worked in the live production/ events world for the last 7 years doing everything from grunt labor to managing multiple venues and conferences A/V. I have been a part of more weddings than I can count from my very own wedding, to helping with meal prep, to shooting photo/video, to officiating, to actually being in the wedding party and of course taking care of all of the audio, DJ and lighting needs.
After countless weddings of friends, family and acquaintances, I saw a real need for higher quality AV solutions at weddings, which has prompted me to start Cascade Live Events!