DJ Darla Bea is an award-winning wedding DJ based in Santa Barbara, California. This DJ service has won the "Best of Event DJ in Santa Barbara" three years in a row, winning the title in 2016, 2017, and 2018. DJ Darla Bea is known for her intuitive talents when it comes to music, able to read a room and play music to match the mood, hitting just the right note with her audience.
DJ Darla Bea has an impressive catalog of music from a range of styles and genres including Top 40, pop, rock, indie, club, country, oldies, soul, jazz, Latino favorites and much more. As an on-air radio personality, DJ Darla Bea is entirely comfortable MCing wedding events and letting her warm and vibrant personality shine through to cheerlead your guests and get them on the dancefloor. A sample of the services provided by this DJ include:
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Olivia · Married on 01/26/2019
Wonderful Service and an EPIC Party!
DJ Darla Bea is incredible! Don't think twice and hire her for your wedding. Not only did she do an amazing job DJing our wedding, but she provided outstanding service leading up to the big day. She spent time learning about both of our music tastes and how we wanted the day to go. We spent a lot of time talking on the phone and emailing. She was easy to get a hold of and genuinely excited about our wedding. She also helped us work in some Jewish traditions, which was really fun. Our friends AND family danced for hours straight at our wedding reception. It was unbelievable! We all had a BLAST. So many guests have reached out post-wedding to compliment the music and dancing.Sent on 02/14/2019
Also, Darla checked in with us throughout the night and made sure we were happy (we were!). She handed out song request sheets and brought glow sticks. A great touch. She respected our "Do Not Play List" and joked around with our guests if they requested someone on it. It made for a really funny banter at the wedding between guests.
We HIGHLY recommend DJ Darla Bea. She is a wonderful person and knows how to host a wonderful party. If you want to dance and have fun she's your DJ.
Derek · Married on 07/13/2019
The perfect DJ for our wedding!
Darla really has it all when it comes to weddings! She was a true professional before, during, and after the event, making our wedding easy, fun, and perfect in every way (her 5 star reviews and numerous awards are definitely well earned). It is hard to sum up her services in a quick review, but here goes:Sent on 07/18/2019
- Professionalism: From our first meeting, it was apparent that Darla sets incredibly high standards for herself. Sound quality, song or genre choices, "banned" lists, and cohesiveness throughout the night are all thoughtfully planned out and executed. With all the craziness of wedding planning, it was such a gift to know that our DJ duties were covered without hesitation.
- Transitions: She had a perfect way of transitioning throughout the evening. Starting with a light but sacred ceremony, to a young and trendy cocktail hour, to a soulful and magical dinner, to a dance floor that kept all ages moving, she was able to link each part of the night seamlessly.
- Announcements: Her announcements throughout the night kept us on track, which isn't always the easiest as the night goes on. She has such a classy way of speaking as well, which is SO much more sophisticated than your typical "cheesy wedding DJ".
- Extras: During dinner, guests were able to fill out song request sheets, which was an added discussion starter / ice breaker. Once dancing started, she had giant glow sticks that were an absolute hit!
Melissa · Married on 07/13/2019
Best DJ in Santa Barbara!
My husband and I got married in July 2019 and chose Darla as our DJ. So glad we did! After our first phone conversation with Darla, we knew that she was the right person for the job. She has a very professional, bright, and cheery voice which was refreshing since we were trying to avoid the sometimes stereotypical "cheesy DJ voice." Darla helped us craft the perfect playlist for pre-ceremony, ceremony, cocktail hour, and dancing. We included some of our favorite songs to give her our vibe, and she filled in the rest! Darla sets very high standards for her music selection and sound quality, demonstrated by her complimentary meetings/phone calls with us and early arrival to the venue to make sure that setup was seamless. You are in great hands if you choose Darla as your DJ. Don't hesitate!!Sent on 08/12/2019