About MWE – A Professional Disc Jockey Company
(Formerly Mark Welch Entertainment)
MWE is a professional full service mobile disc jockey company. Providing years of experience to make sure your event is successful. MWE was established on July of 1998 by Mark Welch. Mark has worked hard over the years to establish himself and his company as one of the top mobile disc jockey companies in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Mark has brought on some of the best DJ’s that are professional and have years of experience. You will always get to meet your dj to make sure he is the right choice for your event.
MWE is recommended by several Event Planners, Country Clubs, Hotels and Event Locations throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.
Planning Your Event
Planning your event can be a lot of work, but it should be a lot of fun. Our goal is to provide you with helpful ideas and suggestions that will reduce your work and increase your overall enjoyment. If you have any questions regarding your contract, planner, payments, etc. Please call us weekdays during regular business hours. We are available to answer any questions regarding special music ideas or any other event related services. Please Note: Our office is closed Saturday and Sunday for preparation and performance of contracted engagements.
The Sound System & Set-Up
One of the most important factors in the success of your event is where our DJ sound system is to be set. It is critical that the DJ system is placed in an area directly next to the dance floor.
It is not a good idea to surround your dance floor on all four sides with tables. Remember, our speakers need to carry sound to the dance area. If there are tables directly between the speakers and the dance floor, the guests seated at those tables will have an uncomfortable level of sound. Please be sure to provide us with a minimum of a 6′ x 10′ area to set the sound system and speakers.
If you have any guests seated in an adjacent area or room, we can provide additional speakers so that all of your guests can hear the announcements and music at a comfortable level. A nominal charge will apply for this customized speaker option.
The Sequence of Events
In addition to the set-up, the order and time-line of events is a very important part of the overall success of your event. As an entertainment professional, we are experts at helping you plan the very best sequence for all the events and formalities.
While you may get ideas from others, only your Master of Ceremonies can create the perfect sequence for you – one that seamlessly flows from one event to the next, while maximizing guest enjoyment and participation. If you are planning a tentative agenda with any other event professionals (caterer, photographer, etc.) please call us first. We will be happy to share our expertise and experiences that will help you customize the very best party.
Unlike many other service professionals, we do not contractually add service charges or gratuities.
After considering the advanced pre-planning, the level of service and quality of presentation, along with your overall enjoyment, we believe you should decide for yourself what level of gratuity if any you feel appropriate.
Food & Drink
If you would like to provide us with a meal, it is not necessary to include us in your final count with the caterer. Meals are often available for us without the additional cost being incurred by you. We will make this arrangement with the banquet staff upon our arrival. Alcoholic beverages are NEVER consumed by MWE staff. However, providing ice water and soft drinks is greatly appreciated.
A Word About Streaming Music:
The internet has certainly made it far easier to get information and even search for music and videos. However, trying to play music or videos directly from the internet can be dangerous!
You are at the mercy of the internet connection and speed. If it crashes, so does your music or video.
Streaming music and videos almost always has a much lower quality than what is provided by owning the music files or video files.
Versions of the songs or videos are not assured with no way of previewing them. So, while you may be be expecting a family friendly version, you may wind up with a expletive-laden experience that would offend some of your guests.
Versions of music and videos may be chopped or contain advertisements in them.
That is why we own all the music and video we play at your event, so that we never have to be at the mercy of the internet.