Cleveland Wedding DJs best. day. ever.

Cleveland Wedding DJ Ben Ricci

You Truly Get What You Pay For

Hi, I am DJ Ben Ricci and I am widely regarded as one of the BEST Cleveland Wedding DJs in the industry for several compelling reasons.  Firstly, my exceptional talent and skill in mixing and blending music sets me apart from my peers.  I have a keen ear for music and an innate ability to read the crowd.  I consistently deliver electrifying performances that keep the energy high and the dance floor packed.  Additionally, my extensive knowledge of various music genres allows me to curate diverse and engaging playlists that cater to different tastes and preferences. Furthermore,  my professionalism and dedication to this craft are unparalleled.  I approach each and every event with meticulous attention to detail,  ensuring seamless transitions and a flawless audio experience.  My passion for music and commitment to creating unforgettable moments makes me the go-to choice for any event or celebration.

Ben Ricci is amazing! Highly recommend! Keeps your guests on the dance floor! Great communication, eases all your nerves there for you every step of the way! Very professional and classy! Kept the party going all night and catered to all our guests tastes in music! Beautiful evening, you will not regret booking Ben Ricci. Exceeded all expectations and made planning and my visions come to life. Also had all equipment needed and set up promptly and was very organized. Great DJ all around!!

What happens behind the scenes

I Listen

From the moment you sign the contract, I am listening. From your vision to execution. Everything is documented so I don’t miss a thing. I will contact you periodically to ask if there is anything you need help with. That’s just the way I roll.

I create Plans

After you fill out the online planner, I go to work to ensure that your event is the best ever. From making sure every detail is perfect from the pronunciations of the bridal party names to the correct music tracks you have selected to be played during the event.

I Execute dreams

It’s the big day. I arrive early and I am ready when the first guests start to arrive at the venue. I have already spoken to the other key wedding team professionals so we are all on the same page. From the beginning to the end, I am spot on. PERIOD…

Wedding DJ Packages

You Only Have One Chance To Get It Right. What Is That Worth?

Reception

$2095

  • Unparalleled Experience & Knowledge
  • Up to 6 Hours of Entertainment
  • Sound System that Fits the Venue
  • Tasteful Dance Floor Lighting
  • Up Lighting That Fits The Venue
  • Wireless Mics for Toasts
  • Large Music Library
  • Online Planning Tools
  • Help With Event Coordination
  • Unlimited Personal Meetings
 

Ceremony & Reception

$2595

  • Unparalleled Experience & Knowledge
  • Up to 7 Hours of Entertainment
  • Pre Ceremony/Ceremony Music
  • Additional Sound System for Ceremony
  • Wireless Mics for Officiant and Groom
  • Wireless Mic for Readers
  • Additional Wireless Mic for Readers
  • Reception Sound System that fits Venue
  • Tasteful Dance Floor Lighting
  • Up Lighting That Fits The Venue
  • Wireless Mics for Toasts
  • Large Music Library
  • Online Planning Tools
  • Help With Event Coordination
  • Unlimited Personal Meetings
 

FAQs

Most frequent questions and answers

I have been a DJ for over 20 years. Music is my passion and it shows in my work.

I have performed at more than 2400 events in my career. Mostly weddings.

Yes. For the ceremony, I provide wireless lapel mics for the officiant and groom. The groom’s mic picks up the vows from the bride. I also provide a wireless mic on a stand for any readers if needed. I can provide all the music required for the ceremony as well.

For the reception, I provide a professional sound system that fits the venue. There is no one size fits all. Additional sound is available for remote cocktail locations.

I have performed at more than 240 venues so chances are, I have been there. If not, YES, I will do a site check and make sure the layout of sound and lighting will be fantastic.

Absolutely. My name will be listed on the contract as the Dj assigned and being the owner, that is a guarantee.

Great Question. I am a beat mixer. What does that mean? There is never any silent between tracks. All the tracks are mixed together sorta like a club. Most guests don’t know songs lyrics past the second verse so why play them to the end. I play as many songs as I can in an evening. Of course there are those certain songs that you just have to play the entire song.

Most importantly, I am not a hype DJ that highjacks your event. The guests are there to see you, not me. You are the start of the show. I want to make sure the guests are having an awesome time but I never outshine the special couple.

I have a very large library consisting of just about everything you can think of. All of this music is loaded on 2 redundant laptops for backup. MOST IMPORTANTLY, I DO NOT STREAM MUSIC. This is the kiss of death. If there ever is a WiFi issue, you have no music. No music = No party.

Certainly. You will full access to my online planner where you will have full control of what you want to hear. Just fill it out and you will hear it played at your event.

For Sure. This is also a section that you fill out on the online planner. If it is on the list, you will not hear it even if Uncle Bob tries to bribe me. LOL

Yes. With a huge library of songs, it is super rare that I do not have a song that they want.

Never. I do not take breaks. There is always music playing. Also, I DO NOT DRINK ALCOHOL at events. I drink water. You will not catch me outside smoking either. I do not smoke or vape.

Yes. Depending on the package you pick. The retainer is no more than $500 and the balance is not due until 2 weeks prior to then event date.

Yes and No. The retainer is required to book the event. The balance is not due until 2 weeks prior to the event date. If you would like to make payments towards your event early, you can. There is no fee or charges to do this. I would rather you keep your money until closer to the date.

Yes. All packages for weddings include dance floor lighting and up lighting. This lighting is tasteful and does not distract from having a classy and elegant reception. NO LASERS to make your dress look horrible. It’s just a nice color wash that enhances the look of the venue.

Yes. Only if it is more than 150 miles from Cleveland. The cost varies depending on distance. Please ask for a quote before booking.

The retainer is NON- Refundable. If the event is cancelled 90 days prior to the event date, the remailing balance is due. If the event is rescheduled, the retainer will be applied to the new date if the date is available.

Absolutely. I have a $2 million dollar liability policy. Most venues require this. 

Yes. If this is an outdoor ceremony, I can play without shelter if there is no rain in the forecast. Must play in the shade outside of direct sunlight. If there is rain, client must provide shelter or pop up tent. This is the same for outdoor receptions. 

Yes. I always have at least 2 laptops with me along with an iPad and iPhone that has music loaded on it. I also have 2 wireless mics and 4 speakers if needed.

I arrive a minimum of 2 hours prior to the event start time. Usually it is 3 hours. Rather be safe than sorry.

Yes. The online planner is shutdown for changes 7 days prior to the event date. This gives me time to prepare for your special day. 

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How did you hear about us?

Ben did a fantastic job at our wedding!! We couldn’t have been happier! He blends the music phenomenally so there are not gaps or silence. He played everything we asked at all the right times. We told him to just do his thing and everyone loved him! He read the crowd and played accordingly. It was amazing! A great MC. A great guy. I would absolutely recommend him again and again!!

Let's Make Your Cleveland Wedding More Spectacular!

Here are just a few of the venues I have visited.
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1885 Farms

700 Beta

78 Street Studios

Acacia Reservation

Akron Civic Theater

Alfords Glen

ALoft Hotel – Downtown

American Legion

American Legion 91

American-Croatian Lodge

Andrus Party Center

Arial Pearl Center

Astrodome

Avon Isle

Bass Lake Tavern Inn

Beechmont Country Club

Belarusan Event Center

Berkshire Hills golf course

Bertram Inn

Buckeye Elementary School

Camp George Forbes

Candoran House

Canterbury Country Club

Caro’s Party Center

Cedar Grove Event Lodge

Chagrin Lagoons Yacht Club

Chagrin Valley Athletic Club

Chagrin Valley Country Club

Chautauqua Harbor Hotel

Chenoweth Golf Course

City Club of Cleveland

Claridon Woodlands Lodge

Clary Gardens

Cleveland Marriott East

Cleveland Museum of Art

Cleveland Museum of Nat History

Cleveland Yacht Club

Clyde C Hadden Elementary

Columbia Ballroom

Concord Township Park

Conneaut Resources Center

Coppertop Golf Club

Cornerstone at Tonidale

Country Lakes Party Center

Crawford Auto Aviation Museum

Crown Point Ecology Center

Crowne Plaza Cleveland

Crystal Brook Farm

Diamond Event Center

Disalvo’s Station Restaurant

Divieste Banquet Center

Donauschwaben’s

Double Tree Hilton Beachwood

Doubletree Hilton Westlake

Dutch Country Restaurant

E.O.U.V. Party Center

Eastside Irish American Club

Emerald Event Center

Enchanted Acres / Glass

Encore Hall

Euclid Senior Center

Everly Event Center

Ferrante Winery

Firestone Country Club

Fountain Bleau Event Center

Franklin Park Conservatory

Gather at the Lakes

Georgetown Vosh

German Central Hall

Gervasi Vineyard

Glidden House

Glidden House

Goebel Circle

Gordon Green

Grand Barn Mohican

Grand Pacific Junction Wedding Gardens

Guy’s Party Center

Happy Days Lodge

Henry’s Barn at North Star

Highfields Event Center

Highland Heights Community Center

Hilton Akron / Fairlawn

Hilton Cleveland Downtown Hotel

Himelright Lodge

Holiday Inn – Mentor

Hudson Country Club

Hyatt Regency Cleveland

Incognito Speakeasy

InterContinental Hotel Cleveland

Irish Heritage Club Avon Lake

Jorgensen Farms Oak Grove

Kirtland Country Club

La Malfa Party Center

La Vera Party Center

LaCentre Conference Center

Lago Events

Lake Effect Studios

Lake Forest Country Club

Lakehouse Inn

Lakewood Country Club

Lakewood Masonic Temple

Lamalfa

LaMuth Middle School

Landerhaven

LaPlace Event Center

LCCC Spitzer Conference Ctr

Legend Lakes Party Center

Lodge at Geneva on Lake

Lorain County Fairgrounds

Manakiki

Mapleside Farms

Marriott at Key Center

Mayfield Sandridge C.C.

Meadow Woods Party Center

Medina Country Club

Mentor Harbor Yacht Club

Metropolitan at the 9

Michaud’s Event Center

Millstone Hills Golf Club

Mooreland Mansion

Mr. Anthony’s

Mt. Carmel Party Center

Nickajack Farms

Noah’s Event Venue

Normandy Party Center

North Ridge Event Center

Ohio Prestwick Country Club

Old Economy Village

Olmsted Falls Middle School

Painesville Township Park

Parker Barn

Pastina

Peacock Ridge

Perry Senior/Community Center

Pineridge Country Club

Pinnacle Golf Club

Provence Mills Event Center

Punch Bowl Social

Quail Hollow Country Club

Redbrook Boat Club

Renaissance Cleveland Hotel

Ritz-Carlton Cleveland

Riverview Elementary School

Ruby’s Party Center

Running Horse Farm

Rustic Hills Country Club

Severance Hall

Shaker Heights Country Club

Shangri-La II Event Center

Sherwin Gilmore Party Center

Signature of Solon

Silver Lake Country Club

Solon Community Center

Sorrento Banquet Hall

Southpark Mall

Springvale

Springvale Ballroom

Squires Castle – Cleveland Metro Parks

St. Clarence Pavillion

St. Denis Party Center

St. Helen’s Church Hall

St. John Vianney Hall

St. Michael’s Woodside Event Center

St. Noel Party Center

St. Paul’s Hellenic Banquet Center

St. Sava Party Center

Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens

Standing Rock Farms

Still in process

Stillwater Place

Sugar Lake Lodge

Sun Valley

Sun Valley Party Center

Tanglewood Country Club

Tenk West Bank

The Aviator

The Ballroom at Parklane

The Barn at Hart’s Grove

The Barn at Tall Oaks

The Colonnade

The Country Club

The Gish Barn

The Grand Hall at St. Vladimir’s

The Hermit Club

The Hippadrome

The Lakehouse Inn

The Lodge at Allardale

The Lodge at Geneva on the Lake

The Old Court House

The Patrician

The Patrician Party Center

The Peak at Edison

The Shipyards

The Shoreby Club

The Trailhead at Cascade Lofts

The Village at Mayfield

The Village Barn

Tizzano’s Party Center

Todaro’s Party Center

Tom’s Country Place

Tudor Arms – Double Tree

Tudor House

Twinhaven Party Center

Union Square Tower 

Valley of the Eagles

Vell’s Party Center

Vermilion on the Lake

Vfw canteen 1500

Via Veccia

Wagner’s of Westlake 

Walden Country Club

Waters Edge

West Side Irish-American Club

Western Reserve Historical Society

Westin Hotel

Westwood Country Club

Weymouth Country Club

Wild Goose

Wildwood Cultural Center

Willoughby Hills Community Ctr. 

Windows on the River Cleveland

Wingfoot State Lodge

Wyndham Hotel Cleveland