Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Sound Advice: Cleveland Courthouse and City Hall

It has been about 10 years since the professional sound and entertainment specialists of Troy Entertainment had first arrived on the scene producing weddings at Cleveland Court House and Cleveland City Hall.  Since then there have been some interesting articles written about the so called "Truth" about sound at these venues. So as a service to those who love the ambiance of these majestic structures lets start by dispelling misleading information about sound correction and acoustical challenges.

When researching previous articles on the acoustical challenges of the Cleveland Courthouse and Cleveland City Hall you will find an earlier article suggesting the use of a "Bose Sound System". This is a common name brand that consumers know, so if it sounds good in my living room, why not?  The theory behind the Bose approach to sound distribution is simply this. Bose had taken the conventional approach to sound distribution, which is having a speaker projecting the sound pattern direction forward, and placed it upwards so as to disperse the sound pattern evenly across the sound field. That's it, simple and nice in your living room while watching a movie, right? The fact is at Cleveland Courthouse and Cleveland City Hall your challenge is not distributing sound. In fact, if you push sound in this method it ECHOES MORE!

Then later the "Truth" article was suddenly changed to suggest the acoustical challenge must be met by using a Bi-Amplifying speaker systems. This method stated that by having a separate mid and high frequency cabinet placed on a pole at 6 foot high will project sound across the room thus everything will be heard clearer. Any sound reinforcement professional will tell you that throwing sound further or raising the volume will bounce sound off the walls and ceiling in a endless loop creating a muddy sound or worse.

Troy Entertainment produces weddings at Cleveland Courthouse and Cleveland City Hall almost on a weekly bases for over a decade. Their highly trained sound, lighting, and music programming staff are there to help you to a successful event. In fact, the owners and sales staff managers at A Taste of Excellence Catering have used Troy Entertainment for their own family weddings at these venues. Not because we have a magic fix for the acoustical challenges of these beautiful venues. They just know a few more things then the average DJ about sound AND equally important "can pack your dance floor".

As you do your research for your Cleveland Courthouse or Cleveland City Hall wedding you'll notice DJ's that claim to have successful events at these venues do not show you videos of the actual weddings. At best, you may see a video with the sound either replaced or added into the video directly from the mixer as to fool you into believing this is how it sounded. Troy Entertainment has done more events in these venues and has more videos online from weddings at these venues than any DJ company in Cleveland. They can also provide you with "video interviews and testimonials with brides and grooms AT their Cleveland Courthouse and Cleveland City Hall Weddings"! 

Troy Entertainment offers the best in decor lighting options for these venues as well. Uplighting that is battery operated so that we are not limited to where we can place fixtures and eliminate trip hazards and unsightly cords. Unlimited color options and the ability to project higher on the pillars and arches. Your ceiling can be washed in beautiful color to match you wedding color scheme. Don't be lured by free lighting, no one can match the quality of decor lighting fixtures Troy Entertainment licensed lighting technicians provide.

Ask to see the beautiful sharp custom monograms projections for the dance floor. There is no one else that uses their method of monogram projection.

See videos from Cleveland Courthouse and Cleveland City Hall over the years. There are 100's of examples of pictures and videos available for review online and at the new TROY ENTERTAINMENT SHOWROOM. Connect with Troy Entertainment today and see and hear the difference.

- Independent Cleveland Sound, Lighting, and Entertainment Professional 

Monday, January 30, 2017

Help I'm Getting Married!

OK, you found that perfect someone to share love and life with. He proposed, you accepted, and up until now everything has been pretty much stress free. In fact the idea of planning for the big day sounds like fun, as it should be. Now comes the time to choose the who, what, where, and when. Shall I have a sophisticated soirĂ©e or opt for a much simpler affair? Sounds easy so far, I'll just Google my way to wedding day bliss :)

Now, are we sitting down?  Good.  here is where it get's interesting.  Ever since Al Gore invented "the Internets"(ha ha), finding and comparing things has been a breeze. Most of the decisions brides and grooms make will be of things that they can actually hold in their hands. They have a brand, size or color. But what about the entertainment?  Can't I just point and click my way to party hosting success? The answer is yes and unfortunately no.  What the web can do is make you aware of local choices.  What often happens is we ask for more information in email.  And why not, it seems less intrusive. However websites and email are a cold media. No personality, no charisma... you know the warm and fuzzy. To add to the confusion DJ's all start sounding alike. It's just not enough to make an informed decision as important as the heartbeat of reception. The music and entertainment.

Here is how we start on the right path to wedding reception happiness. When we meet with newly engaged people to see what their reception vision is there is something very important in it for them.  Have you ever met someone you just clicked with? You should know within the first few minutes if this is gonna work or not. It's a very good indicator of how good they are at first impressions, which is what the situation is going to be with the DJ and your guests at the wedding reception. After exchanging ideas during this informal chat you'll walk away knowing if you have found a match! And if not, nothing is really lost except for a whole lot of wedding day stress.

We not only love music and parties,  we love to talk about them too! I'll follow up soon with more tips on successful reception planning. If you have any immediate questions about finding what's right for you, we are here to help, call us anytime... Let us entertain you!

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Cleveland's Fall Wedding Recap

Once again fall is upon us here in the Cleveland wedding scene and our DJ staff has been extremely busy making our couples events pop. It's been a busy fun summer but September and October are the most popular times to have wedding reception in Cleveland. Some of the most notable weddings Troy Entertainment DJ's performed at this summer were at our most frequent venues like Cleveland Courthouse & Cleveland City Hall Rotunda. However, we also had great weddings this fall at places that we haven't been to in a long time. Place like Springvale Golf Course & Ballroom for Katie & Tom' Wedding Reception, The 100th Bomb Group for Haley & Steve Wedding Reception, and The Silver Grille at the Ritz Carlton with Jen & Greg Ceremony and Wedding Reception. Here are some of the videos our DJ staff shot impromptu from our smart phones during the wedding receptions. We never claim to be good photographers or filmmakers so excuse the quality. But grab some popcorn and enjoy!

Katie & Tom's Reception at Springvale Ballroom:




Haley & Steve's Reception at 100th Bomb Group:




Jen & Greg's Ceremony & Reception at The Ritz Carlton Silver Grille:


Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Cleveland Wedding DJ Mixes Formality With Fun

Being asked to DJ some elaborate Cleveland weddings has been the norm for the last several years. but every once in awhile we come across a couple that wants their wedding reception to be both formal and fun. Such is the case with Maria and Justin at The Cleveland Akron Hilton in Fairlawn. We were excited to work with Wedding Coordinator and friend Eileen Benson, Photographer Carrie Nelson and the wonderful staff at The Hilton Akron Fairlawn

A well planned wedding reception starts with decor. The right lighting and decor, floral, and even furniture can transform the well laid out room into a masterpiece. You'll want to complement your well appointed and decorated ballroom with excellent catering and service.

However, after they ooh and awwh over the centerpieces and enjoy a great meal, it's all about the fun you can create. Everyone's idea of fun is different, but a talented and experienced disc jockey can get the maximum out of your guests, keep the event flowing, and the dance floor packed.

Take a look and the pictures of this beautiful wedding and the fun video of this party. This was the perfect mix of formality and fun for this couple and their guests, Don't take our word for it, we'll provide you with contact information for them and any of our recent clients.

We want to thank Maria and Justin for making us part of their big day. We hope to see them on a dance floor somewhere again soon!


Thursday, August 11, 2016

Sarah & Greg's Reception at the Cleveland Hyatt Arcade on July 30th, 2016 with Cleveland DJ Troy Entertainment

We met Sarah, Greg, and Sarah's mom Toni at another wedding we provided DJ entertainment and event production for at the Cleveland Courthouse.  They wanted to work with someone who has experience with challenging acoustics and that can make the party happen.  After several conversations and months of planning we delivered a formal yet fun reception  These two families know how to party it up. Working with The Hyatt Arcade Hotel staff and Photographer Lindsey Beckwith  was a pleasure beyond words.


Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Weddings In Cleveland feature article still holds true today!

From time to time we all do house cleaning on our computers and delete files or folders we don't need or value more than the space they take up on our hard drive. While browsing thru My Documents folder I have to say it was a lot of fun looking back at the events we have done, pictures we took, and the press we received over the years. As I scrolled thru the files by name I found this gem below...an featured article that was published in Weddings In Cleveland Magazine in 2007. Funny thing is that this still holds true today. Over 9 years later this remains our path to success, niche, and mindset:


CLEVELAND DJ Entertainment & Event Production -- TROY ENTERTAINMENT
With a passion for entertaining the only thing the staff at Troy Entertainment loves more is the people they have performed for. If you have met Pete Troy, founder of Troy Entertainment, you’ll better understand why his company is on the recommended list of the majority of halls, hotels and party centers. “Personality, Organization…and someone who will make their event fun are the things today’s brides and grooms are telling us they want most” said Pete Troy as he attempts to keep his hand on the pulse of what people truly want. “Our clients appreciate the peace of mind we provide throughout the entire experience. Specifically, the attention they receive working directly with the owner of the company. I personally assist every client in the planning process, and we are the on-site event directors to the affair. They really value that relationship”.

“There is nothing more rewarding than to be asked to provide the entertainment for the friends, relatives and family members of our past clients. Creating return referrals and building long lasting relationship is something we have always been grateful to achieve. During this past year alone we have been asked to entertain at several weddings that were planned for family members of the management of local halls, hotels and country clubs. These are the people that see entertainment each week throughout the year. We are truly honored to have been selected for these extraordinary events”.

Mr. Troy and his staff have a history of credits and accolades within Cleveland’s media too. They have been featured in the Plain Dealer, Scene Magazine, and Sun Newspapers as well as interviewed on local television news and nationally released video wedding planning guides.

Keys to success: “Everyone wants to have fun. However, fun means different things to different people. We create a fun fit for each event. By utilizing a custom timeline, event preferences and personalized music programming, we are able to achieve a pleasurable balance of entertainment and hospitality.

Keys to selecting entertainment: “One would assume most DJ’s will have music and good equipment. With today’s technological advances that is the somewhat the easy part. However, the most important trait of a good DJ is not measured in megabytes, watts or ohms. It’s having the ability to think on your feet. Knowing what to play, when to play it and who you’re playing to!” says Pete. “So that being said what really separates DJ’s from one another is talent and experience…and the only way to judge talent and experience is by ones track record. It all comes down to their proven ability to create a fun and festive atmosphere. This is what we offer to all of those who are looking for quality entertainment. Our enthusiasm is contagious. I still find myself at these great events thinking ‘I can’t believe this is my career’ I’m truly fortunate”.

If you are not familiar with Troy Entertainment they would like to invite you to experience the difference in a non-committal informal setting. First, visit their website at www.troyentertainment.com . Feel free to browse the pages of their site, and while your there fill out the “contact us” form. You’ll be responded to quickly and cheerfully. Then take a few minutes out of your busy schedule to meet them in person and explore the possibilities. Its sound advice…you’ll be glad you did.

PH: 440.238.9480

Friday, March 4, 2016

RNC Entertainment for the Cleveland Republican National Convention 2016


Troy Entertainment Cleveland's premier entertainment and event production company is a registered service provider for the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland. We are now taking reservations for our staff of the top DJ entertainers, staging, sound reinforcement, audio/visual, lighting, and a host of other entertaining amenities in Cleveland.

A proud member of the Cleveland Chapter of the International Special Events Society , Troy Entertainment & Event Productions has taken part in the planning, production, and performances at the largest events in Cleveland in it's 34 year tenor. Our hand-picked talent and staff are seasoned and highly familiar with all Cleveland venues.

If you are looking for the concierge level customer service, creativity, and quality event entertainment that your RNC Party deserves call the office at 440-238-9480. An RNC Entertainment Specialist will help guide you towards event success with our seasoned entertainment as well as add-ons like custom wireless uplighting, spotlighting, wall and ceiling wash panels, photo booths, custom green screen photos and more.