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Total Events of Connecticut provides the best wedding entertainment for your modest backyard affair or your elite dream wedding! Staffing the state's top radio hosts and live performers with the latest wedding lighting and photo booth options, along with personalized, thoughtful and attentive service, Total Events is much more than just the music!

Owner Jay Raven, has been working in radio entertainment since 1995. He has hosted, created and produced events with as few as 30 to as many as 50,000 guests. As an emcee, Jay has announced and hosted events at the Xfinity Theatre, Mohegan Sun, Foxwoods, Boston Garden, the XL Center, arenas and stadiums as well as booked, promoted and DJ'd at many of the premiere clubs in Boston and Hartford. As a wedding DJ he's performed for celebrities, artists and professionals throughout New England.

He is cohost of the syndicated "Anna and Raven Show" heard in over fifty six markets nationwide, and locally on Star 99.9 in Connecticut and WALK 97.5 in New York.

Raven has completed the National Wedding MBA in Las Vegas three times, trained with the creator of The Knot Carley Roney and CEO of WeddingWire Timothy Chi, representatives of Chauvet Lighting and other renowned manufacturers, and shared ideas with celebrity wedding coordinator David Tutera on the radio. He won the Hartford Advocates Best Morning Show Award the same year Total Events was inducted into The Knot’s Best of Weddings Hall of Fame.

Total Events, with over eighty collective years experience in entertainment and live events, and a record of happy couples from successful weddings with proven results, is the one service that truly listens to your vision to make your dreams a reality on your special day!

If it's your wedding reception, mitzvah, business function, or birthday, make it the best!

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Frequently asked questions

What is the starting price for wedding DJ services?

$1,925

What is included in the starting price?

Consultation
MC
Microphones
Travel Expenses
Sound/PA System

What is the price of your most popular wedding package?

$2,250

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

Consultation
Sound/PA System
MC
Microphones
Travel Expenses

What is the starting price for uplighting?

$400

What music genres do you specialize in?

Country
Electronic
Hip Hop
International
Jazz
Oldies
Pop
R&B/Soul
Rock
Top 40

What services do you offer?

Bilingual MC
Consultation
Do-Not-Play List
Liability Insurance
MC
One Event Per Day
Video Projection

What additional equipment do you offer?

Disco Ball
Microphones
Photobooth
Projector
Sound/PA System
Uplighting
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Reviews of Total Events

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Total Events received high praise from multiple reviewers for their exceptional service, communication, and organization for weddings. Jay and the team were commended for their professionalism and attentiveness, while their DJs, such as Matt, John, and Edwin, were highlighted for their skill in keeping the dance floor lively and accommodating specific music requests. Guests appreciated the uplighting, photobooth services, and the overall seamless experience provided by Total Events, making them a highly recommended option for wedding entertainment.

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This AI-generated summary gives you a snapshot of the overall ratings and feedback from the reviews this vendor has received.

Total Events received high praise from multiple reviewers for their exceptional service, communication, and organization for weddings. Jay and the team were commended for their professionalism and attentiveness, while their DJs, such as Matt, John, and Edwin, were highlighted for their skill in keeping the dance floor lively and accommodating specific music requests. Guests appreciated the uplighting, photobooth services, and the overall seamless experience provided by Total Events, making them a highly recommended option for wedding entertainment.

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Carissa L. Sent on 11/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Most Amazing Experience

It was an absolute breeze working with Jay for our wedding a few weeks ago. His online form is so organized, easy, and well prepared. Jay is so fun and easy to work with, he makes the process easy without any worry. We had the honor of working with John as our DJ and he was the BEST! He had everyone on the dance floor all night and made sure he played a variety for everyone. We added uplighting which was set an amazing scenery all night. The lights changed all night and gave club vibes to keep everyone partying. The Photo Booth workers were so nice and even partied with us sometimes. They were all pretty much family by the end of the night. They created an amazing book with all of the pictures taken which was so nice to look at the day after. We had such a great experience with Total Events I would book them 100x over again. Thank you so much for everything you do!
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Mike G. Sent on 07/17/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Book Total Events Now!

Working with Jay and Matt (DJ) from Total Events was a wonderful experience! They were very communicative, flexible, and friendly. Matt made sure our wedding day went very smoothly and ensured that he played the music that we requested! Our dance floor was a BLAST and that is due to Matt's skill and attention to the crowd. Almost all of our guests complimented the music and the fun dance floor. We highly recommend booking Total Events for your wedding or special occasion! They will not disappoint!
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Nicole M. Sent on 11/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Would definitely hire again!!

We hired Total Events for entertainment for our wedding last weekend, and we couldn't be any happier with our decision! Jay was extremely helpful during the planning process, especially when it came to picking out specific type of music, and he was always (and I mean always!) available to answer any questions we had. Matt was our DJ, and he did an excellent job at the wedding. He played the songs we had specifically requested and even went along with the vibe of the room when it came to picking out different type of music. We kept it classic while throwing in different types of music so everyone would have a bit of their own taste as Matt made sure everyone had a great time, and even all of our grandparents were up & dancing all night long! We also took it a bit further and booked a photobooth, which ended up being a huge hit! The workers Devan & Jayson did a wonderful job with making sure every guest got their pictures in for us and they even put together a lovely scrapbook with the extra copies of pictures & had guests signing the pages next to their pictures so we could have something to take home with us & look back on! My husband and I are extremely happy with the service Total Events had provided to make our night as perfect as possible, and it was worth every penny we spent! Did I mention the prices are reasonable as well?? We would definitely recommend Total Events to anyone that's looking for entertainment for their events!
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