Recommended by 98%
Sharla Maginnis · Married on 09/29/2018
Darrell and Stage One Events were awesome! They helped everything from the ceremony to the reception flow smoothly! Darrell went above and beyond what my husband and I could have expected! We had an outdoor ceremony, and they provided a sound system. They had microphones that were discreetly clipped to the groom and pastor. The sound quality was great, from the music to clarity when we spoke. At the reception, background music was played while we ate, and it was played at a perfect volume! Throughout the night, Darrell was great at reading the crowd, and played music that kept the dance floor hopping! Darrell and Tara were very easy to work with! They helped make our wedding day perfect!
Paige Schauermann · Married on 09/15/2018
The BEST decision for our wedding!
Stage One Events is THE BEST! My husband and I listed music/DJ as one of the most important things for our wedding, so picking a DJ was a big decision for us. Our Day of Coordinator (Luxe Event Productions) suggested Stage One Events and is was the best recommendation we received! Tara and Darrell were extremely helpful, attentive and patient leading up to the wedding. During the actual wedding, Darrell was not only an amazing DJ but emcee as well! He worked seamlessly with Luxe Event Productions, helped control the schedule of the ceremony and reception and was so great with checking in with me throughout the entire day. And I'll add that I picked unique versions of songs for walking down the aisle and for our first dance and Darrell CAME THROUGH. It made it beyond special.
I can't express how grateful my husband and I are for Stage One Events!
Amanda Jenkins · Married on 09/14/2018
We loved working with this company! Our wedding was the 3rd event Darrell has done for our family in the last 2 years. You can definitely count on him and his wife to make you feel important and provide a great sound system for your special day!
Angela Blevins · Married on 06/09/2018
Best thing we did for our big day
Hiring a good DJ is the most important thing you can do for your big day. Don't hire your friend, do it right and hire Stage One. He was INCREDIBLE. He ran everything in our wedding and helped manage our huge crowd seamlessly. Every transition he controlled, and it could not have been more perfect. He was professional, fun to work with, EASY to work with, and an absolute blast. We had endless compliments on how incredible he was...10/10 recommend!
Jennifer · Married on 06/02/2018
Darrell and his wife Tara were so wonderful!! They asked so many questions and had so many neat ideas for the dance. They are some of the nicest people too! I would recommend them over and over!!
Mackenzie · Married on 10/28/2017
Darrel was awesome!!!!! I am so indecisive but he did a great job at figuring out the music I would like and picking out what would work best so I didn't have to. He also did so much of the coordinating day of so that I could be worry free and everything could get done that I wanted. He's also hilarious!!
Megan · Married on 09/30/2017
We had the absolute pleasure of working with Daryl and his wife Tara as Stage One is the company that we hired to DJ our wedding September 30th, 2017. Daryl was AMAZING!! He made our wedding so organized, fun, and running smooth! I really don't know what I would have done without him! I thought he was just going to play music and announce the wedding party but he far exceeded our expectations and was more involved in the organization of the day than we could have ever imagined! Daryl is professional, humorous and fun to work with and be around. Tara, his wife, was amazing to work with as well throughout the planning process. She is so sweet and responds back to any concerns, or questions, quickly. I loved working with them and having them as part of our day! I would recommend them to anyone and I hope to have another event just so I could hire them again!!
Megan & Nash Saunders
Chelsea · Married on 09/02/2017
Stage One is outstanding! I have worked along side with Darrell for a few years as I am a wedding photographer. From the start, his professionalism, quality of service, and personality stood out to me. Once I started planning my own wedding I knew exactly who to book! He was so easy to get along with, always available to chat, responds to emails fast, and just a genuinely fun person! He kept the party going at the wedding and I don't ever remember a time where there wasn't a packed dance floor. He took all our requests into consideration and helped us pick the perfect songs for our wedding! He was also willing to travel 3 hours to DJ our wedding. I would highly recommend him to any other brides! Also, his mason jar chandelier was breathtaking! Thank you, Darrell and Stage One!
Christine · Married on 07/21/2017
We hired Stage One Events to DJ our wedding on July 21st, 2017 at Ellis Ranch in Loveland, CO. We cannot say enough wonderful things about Darrell, he did such an AMAZING JOB!! Both Darrell and Tara were so friendly and easy to work with. Both of them made sure our special day was everything we dreamed it to be and more. Darrell went above and beyond our expectations, fulfilling the duties of both a DJ and a coordinator. He met with us a few weeks before the wedding to go over every detail, he gave helpful suggestions when we were at a loss for songs to pick, and even brought up adding music/songs to areas of the ceremony or reception that we hadn’t thought of before. He was very organized and made everything go so smoothly on the day of our wedding, but at the same time was very fun and kept the party going well into the night! He really did make our day more memorable and special for us.
Becca · Married on 06/10/2017
We absolutely loved Darrell and we couldn't have picked a better DJ. Darrell helped make our wedding night go smoothly and turn out perfect. He played great music and always had the dance floor busy. Communication was always great and prompt between either Darrell or Tara. I got to meet twice with Darrell in person before the wedding. He provided lots of song examples and gives you a timeline regards to your music selections and certain events for the ceremony and reception. I highly recommend Stage One Events!
Kaitlyn · Married on 06/10/2017
Was so blessed to have Darrell apart of our big day he was amazing. Him and his wife Tara gave us so much one on one attention and really understood our vision!!
Kelly · Married on 06/09/2017
Darrell and his wife went above and beyond to make sure my husband and I had a wedding that fit our personality and was entertaining for our guests! He drove down to where we live twice to meet with us to get to know us and discuss the details. He worked so well with the vendors to ensure the day went smoothly. We had a "subtle dinosaur" theme to our wedding so he put some plastic dinosaurs ont he DJ table, he also was so helpful when I had trouble choosing songs for traditional dances etc. I am SO GLAD we chose Stage One events for our wedding
Allie · Married on 06/03/2017
Darrell is absolutely amazing!! Not only did he play awesome music, he coordinated the whole wedding making sure everything went smoothly, fixed the electrical box because it kept shorting out and kept all the guests entertained. He is the BEST!!! We highly recommend Darrell!!!
William · Married on 05/20/2017
If we had to do our wedding over again on a severely reduced budget, our guests would bring a sack dinner and Darrell would still DJ. Stage One Events was irreplaceable for our wedding. They helped us out with song choices, order of ceremony, and move insurance claims (for all the ones that were busted on the dance floor).
During the ceremony Darrell wheeled his portable PA set up to our outdoor ceremony location. His set up was more than adequate for our 100+ person ceremony. Once our vows were complete he waited for the crowd to disperse and scurried to our reception location several blocks away.
For dinner Darrell played some string versions of modern rocks songs allowing conversation to not be taken over by the music. Once the dancing started, it never stopped. The choice of songs was not a statement in artistic snobbery, but rather an essay in fun. Darrell managed to pull my introverted friends, our club going wedding party, my 70 year old mother-in-law, my punk rock friends, and my boot scooting buddies all out onto the floor all night long. I CANNOT praise his mastery of being DJ enough.
Kim · Married on 11/05/2016
We hired Darell for our wedding, he was awesome! He was very flexible, professional, and his wife was responsive via email. He had all of our guests out and dancing on the floor for the entire night!!! I would highly recommend Stage One Events! Thanks for making our day a special one!!!
Dayna · Married on 09/10/2016
If you are looking for someone who works well with other vendors, goes above and beyond, and enjoys making the music at your wedding fit your personality, you need to book Stage One Events. We liked them so much at my sisters wedding we booked them again for our wedding and got the same outstanding service.
Erin · Married on 09/03/2016
Wedding planning and dealing with vendors can be so stressful, but working with Darrel and Tara at Stage One Events made my life so much easier!!! They provide amazing customer service and are both such nice people to work with! In my opinion, the parts of a wedding that guest want to enjoy are the food, the drinking, and the MUSIC. Darrel was so accommodating and is awesome at what he does! We had a blast at our reception and the dance floor was filled throughout the whole night! I honest believe he made our wedding a success...he is the reason everything ran so smoothly throughout the night and we were able to enjoy our day hassle free. I was so grateful for their services and I HIGHLY recommend them.
Andrea · Married on 08/13/2016
Darrell is just AMAZING! It is going to be tough to articulate just how much my husband and I love Darrell! From day one he was upbeat and super friendly. While we only met a couple of times in person, Darrell and his wife, Tara, always replied to our many emails and kept in constant contact with us. Darrell was very professional and organized! He is basically a GOD at his job! You can tell he truly loves what he does and he does great work!! He helped us create our wedding day timeline and then followed through on the day!! I had guests comment about never attending a wedding that actually started on time; ours did because of Darrell! He was basically our “day of” wedding coordinator! Our reception was truly the best and it is because of him! He read the crowd and played music everyone enjoyed. He made our whole day just absolutely amazing and we couldn’t have chosen a better DJ!! We’ve considered throwing another party, just so we can hire Darrell again!! We highly recommend him to anyone and everyone looking for a DJ; if we could rate him 10 stars out of 5 it would happen!! If you don't hire Darrell, you're truly missing out!!
Luke & Andrea
Shelby · Married on 08/07/2016
I am so happy I went with Stage One Events to DJ at my wedding! Darrell was so amazing! He suggested awesome ideas and was so proactive. He sat with me while I went back and forth on my options and was so patient and understanding the entire time. I wanted a very specific song for my walk out and he mixed it for me. He literally became a day of coordinator for me and made it way too easy. He goes so far above and beyond and I couldn't be appreciative! Tara was so on top of the paperwork and helping me get everything finalized. They are such a joy to work with and I would 100% recommend them.
Julie · Married on 07/16/2016
I can not say enough good things about Darrell and Stage One Events! We hired Darrell for our wedding and was impressed since day 1. We walked into initial meeting nervous and not knowing what to expect, and left knowing immediately that we HAD to have Darrell as our DJ. He was so outgoing and friendly. He put us at ease immediately and it didn't take longer than walking to the car to know that we had to hire him. We could not have been happier with our decision. My now husband and I have different tastes in music and Darrell was able to find a happy medium between incorporating those as well as music that the guests like. We were dancing all night and everyone was so happy! Darrell worked with us on a song for our (surprise!) choreographed dance, as well as worked with my sister on a secret rap she made for her toast! He was there whenever we needed anything and guided us through the whole process in an almost seamless way. He also did up lighting for us in the room that looked FANTASTIC! He was able to match our colors perfectly and it completely transformed the room. We absolutely 100% recommend Darrell for your DJ needs. He absolutely made the party!
Cammey · Married on 06/24/2016
We cannot say enough great things about Stage One Events! Darrell and Tara made the planning of our wedding so easy and the big day run smoothly! Even with the surprise rain storm, Darrell quickly got everything moved inside and ready to start again! Such wonderful, respectful, great people to work with!
Megan · Married on 06/18/2016
My husband and I got married on June 18, 2016 in Grand Lake, CO. We used Darrell and Stage One for our DJ services and could not have been happier! From the beginning of the planning process Darrell and Tara made everything so simple. I did not use a wedding planner and their approach to everything was as stress free as possible. Because we live several hours away, I was unable to meet with them prior to the wedding, despite their many efforts. We talked on he phone several times to get a plan in place and everything worked out beautifully on the wedding day. They were easy to get in contact with, very personable, and an excellent resource! Darrell did a great job of keeping everyone dancing all night long. He used the bare bones list I gave him and somehow read my mind with every song he played. I would highly recommend Stage One Events!
Jamia · Married on 09/20/2015
Darrell and Tara were great to work with during the planning process! At the wedding, Darrell was personable with our guests and played awesome music that was geared towards our preferences and what our guests wanted. We were so impressed with Darrell's professionalism! It's obvious he enjoys his work! His enthusiasm spills over to the atmosphere and fun of the day!
Pamela · Married on 07/03/2015
I am so thankful we had Darell as or DJ!! He went above and beyond my expectations of what a DJ should do. His wife Tara set everything up and responded very quickly with the contract and with any questions we had. Darrel met with us a few times before the wedding and helped us out tremendously with our song selection and the organization of our wedding. Our wedding ceremony and reception went so smoothly and it is all thanks to him! He kept us on track with everything so all we had to do was enjoy ourselves and we absolutely did! Our guests were on the dance floor all evening long and had so many good things to say about the music and Darell I would recomend Stage One Events to anyone!!
Valerie · Married on 04/17/2015
I hope I will be able to articulate how truly amazing Darrell was for our wedding reception. I met him at a bridal show and I knew he was the one when he and my mother-in-law connected over songs. He added some flair to his playlist while we were there, so I knew he'd have all the songs we'd want. I felt a connection and my husband felt it too at our first meeting. From the start he kept us on track and helped plan the soundtrack for the evening. His music collection spans generations and genres. I believe everyone at our reception found music to dance. He worked so well with the venue staff, if a problem occurred that night...I didn't know. I actually looked to him to find out where I was supposed to be a few times. I had a special request for a song during the "father-daughter" dance and he had the information ahead of time so he was able to accommodated the request and I am so grateful. It was perfect. He also went above and beyond to help me surprise my groom with a song especially for him. I cannot thank Darrell or Tara enough for the amazing work they did for our reception and absolutely made it a night to remember.