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Reviewed On 6/26/2022 by Allison W
Runaway DJ is a great choice for your wedding needs. We loved how thorough the details list for the ceremony and reception was and they communicated well throughout the whole process. We were communicating with one person the whole time leading...
up to the wedding and then we had someone else actually do the wedding so it would have been nice if we had been able to meet with that person beforehand. We got rained on halfway through but our DJ was able to quickly relocate the equipment so that there wasn't a lull in the music. Solid choice for a DJ!
Reviewed On 6/09/2022 by Hannah M
We got married at Deer Park Villa, and Runaway DJ set up their sound system, so they are the go-to choice for this venue. If you're getting married at DPV, they are an easy vendor to mark off your to-do list. But they weren't perfect (and hones...
tly it was fine). We had our final meeting with our DJ about a month before the wedding, which was probably too early. Despite our wedding coordinator giving everyone a schedule of events, the DJ still managed to screw up the order of the first dances... There were a couple of other minor issues, but generally he was very friendly and people liked him. I created a playlist for the wedding that he used almost exclusively, so I can't speak to his curation of music abilities.
Reviewed On 5/02/2022 by Nathan H
Runaway DJ was the absolute BEST! Working with David is so easy and helpful. They sent us DJ Armin to host our wedding and he was phenomenal. Armin was such a professional and knew how to keep things moving along at the right pace. Everything f...
rom the mic'ing up for the ceremony, the toasts, special dances and party, Armin made it all happen so seamlessly. He was engaging, kind, and most of all he made my bride and I feel like we're the only wedding that has ever mattered to him even though he does many weddings professionally. We didn't feel, in any way, that we were just another gig, but rather the stars of the show. We had a lot of unique songs to be played at certain moments of the event, including a song from a Muppets movie and a specific live version of a Grateful Dead song, as well as a few obscure instrumental versions of popular songs. Armin found all of the songs, listened ahead of time and made sure they were included as special moments in the event.
Our guests were never going to be to biggest dancers, but Armin got everyone engaged immediately. There are moments on that dance floor I will always remember. I also want to thank him for playing my parents' wedding song 'Cruisin'.
If your looking for a team of professionals that really prioritize YOU on your most special day, Runaway DJ, especially DJ Armin, is the way to go.
Reviewed On 5/02/2022 by Alyssa M
David was such an amazing DJ to work with from start to finish for our wedding! He was so friendly and helpful through the planning process and executed perfectly with the music, MC'ing and reading the tempo of the room! Our guests loved him an...
d the music and he truly made our wedding so memorable. We would highly recommend working with David for any event!
Reviewed On 11/18/2021 by Taylor V
Runaway was so easy to work with.
Ed was amazing! We had so many guests comment how good the music and flow was, someone even asked for a playlist. He played everything we asked for and was even gracious enough to let our guests sing some kar...
aoke. Ed kept our guests on the dancefloor all night and we all had the best time.
Reviewed On 6/23/2021 by Sara S
David is the person you want running the mic on your wedding day. He is so kind, personable, and warm. We spoke on the phone and instantly I knew we'd be in such capable hands if we hired him (which we quickly did). He was incredibly flexible, ...
thorough, and responsive in the months and weeks leading up to our wedding. He covered every single base and asked all the pertinent questions to ensure he was equipped to make our day run smoothly and just as we imagined. We were SO happy with his services and expertise, everything went off without a hitch and he ran it all like an absolute dream. Plus, we got to enjoy his genuine happiness and smile on the most incredible day of our lives! I'm beyond happy we chose Runaway DJ and I couldn't recommend David more highly.
Reviewed On 6/20/2021 by Kasey C
We just used Runaway DJ for our wedding last weekend and I couldn’t recommend them more. From the initial phone call to the last e-mail I had such a great experience with David and the rest of Runaway DJ. We met with him at the venue and he’s j...
ust the nicest guy and you can feel he wants your event to be great. They were truly the vendor that got me the most excited for our wedding. DJ Ed was fantastic!! We had a hour long phone call a few weeks before the wedding and went through every detail imaginable. He was so personable and enthusiastic and I knew he would make our day come together perfectly. Wedding day came and he KILLED it. We got so many compliments on Ed and everyone loved how much energy he gave to every song. We also rented a photobooth through Runaway and it was a total hit. If you’re someone like me who’s indecisive and struggled with wedding planning - this company is the one for you. We trusted them to bring their own ideas to the table and they blew it out of the water!!
Reviewed On 11/12/2019 by Tiffany S
We had the best time at our wedding and a huge part of that is due to David at Runaway DJ! He listened to all of our requests, gave suggestions and options when asked, and made sure all of our guests had a great time. One of our requests from D...
avid was to keep everyone dancing all night and he did it! He did an AMAZING job and exceeded our expectations. We cannot thank David and Runaway DJ enough!
Reviewed On 10/23/2019 by Erin D
DJ Ed from Runaway DJ & Lighting was an absolute joy to work with! He listened to all our requests, which were very specific and sometimes ridiculous. He had a full understanding of our playlist and pretty much played everything that was a mus...
t hear, while at the same time being able to pivot based on the crowd’s response.
He made the night about us, which not all DJ’s do. Not to mention his attitude was positive and his excitement for all things music was infectious! A true professional.
My only critique is I was not a fan of the colorful disco lights on the dance floor – but no one else seemed to care…they were too busy dancing and enjoying themselves : ) Thank you DJ Ed!
Reviewed On 6/13/2018 by Samantha M
Armin at Runaway DJ was our DJ for the day and he was awesome! He kept everything moving on time and always kept everyone excited about what was to come next. I was very particular about the timing of some of our songs and he was very patient...
with me and delivered on everything I asked for. The dancing portion of the night was super fun and he was very open to taking requests. We would definitely work with them again!
Reviewed On 6/01/2018 by Nikki H
I loved working with DJ David Craven for my recent wedding! He came highly recommended by our venue and I am so glad we took the recommendation - DJ Craven brought the party!
From even our initial interview/discussion, I could tell that DJ Cr...
aven was the type of DJ I was looking for - we spoke with other DJs who were pushing various games or activities, but DJ Craven truly believed in "our day, our way" and did not push any sort of game or activity on us. His music taste seemed to gel with ours and he got our intended vibe and feel much quicker than anyone else we spoke with. We also decided to have him do some lights on our dance floor, which were absolutely worth the extra money.
In the days leading up to our wedding, DJ Craven checked in with us, helped us pull our music selections together, and did a final consultation to ensure that everything was on track. The day of our wedding, DJ Craven showed up in plenty of time to set up and have music going when guests started arriving (my mom had told people to expect really bad traffic, so we had some early arrivals). He did a fantastic job with our rather unique ceremony choices (my now-husband decided to to rick roll the wedding as our recessional song) and was a great MC for the evening throughout the reception. When we transitioned to the indoor part and as the evening got later, DJ Craven was very understanding and accommodating of the guests' desire to change the music to a much more dance/hip hop vibe and looked for the various songs we requested.
I would highly recommend going with DJ Craven for your wedding! Not only is he just a really nice and cool guy, he will do a fantastic job with everything for your wedding!
Reviewed On 12/05/2017 by Meghan C
David was our DJ for our wedding and he did a wonderful job! We walked through every detail of which songs were to be played for the ceremony and because we had a specific idea of the songs we wanted played during cocktail hour and dancing we m...
ade up our own playlists and shared it with him. David took all of this into consideration and had people on the dance floor the whole night long. When hiring a DJ we really didn't want anything too flashy or cheesy and David was able to accommodate all this. We're also very glad we went with Runaway since they knew our venue (Deer Park Villa) so well!
Reviewed On 10/03/2017 by Gabriela G
We went with Runaway DJ's as they were our venue's preferred vendor (Deer Park Villa) and man, they did not disappoint. We worked with Chris for our wedding day, and he made our dreams come true. Our venue looked absolutely beautiful, I still c...
an't get over how great he did. My husband and I were absolutely floored. Chris was really patient with us, he was great at responding our emails and he was just an overall genuinely good guy. I would recommend using Runaway DJ's not just because they were recommended by our Event planner, but because they really know how to bring the party!
Reviewed On 6/11/2016 by Knottie59851848
David DJ'd our wedding in May. He was incredible leading up to and on our big day. You can tell that David loves what he does. He was very responsive and professional when we first reached out to him and throughout the entire planning process. ...
He supplied all of the necessary equipment for our ceremony and speeches. He had everyone on the dance floor from the first song to the last. He played all of the songs that we asked him to play, and also took and played guests' requests. He was completely in tune with the crowd - knowing when to play which song. Everyone told us how much fun they had at our wedding, in large part because David was amazing. If you are looking for a great DJ and fun night - David is your guy!!!
Reviewed On 6/09/2016 by Claire C
The beat DJ in Sonoma County! David is fabulous and so accommodating. He listened to what we wanted and played everything we suggested. He keeps the party going and gets everyone dancing! We highly recommend David and the rest of the Runaway te...
Reviewed On 5/26/2016 by Tracy F
We were both thrilled with DJ David Craven from Runaway DJ, and I very highly recommend him! He was great to work with from start to finish - always so friendly and easygoing, but also extremely professional. Most importantly, he was fantastic ...
at our actual wedding, and we had multiple guests come up to us during and after to tell us how great they thought he was. He was a total pro at reading the room and honoring our guests' requests without straying too far from what we wanted, which was not an easy task since there was a wide range of tastes there for such a small wedding. One thing that really stuck out to me was when someone said to me on the dance floor, "I love how much fun he's having. He's singing along to every song, and I love it!" It didn't matter if it was 80's, current top 40, or country, David was singing and dancing and made you believe he loved every single song. He didn't have to use any cheesy lines or anything to get people on the floor, he just looked like he was having such a great time, you wanted to join him. It created such a great atmosphere, and it kept everyone that was dancing excited and really into the music.
I will also say that his level of service and the talent involved is an incredible value for the price. There were several vendors/services that we wished afterward we had maybe gone a little cheaper on, but definitely not Runaway DJ. While I honestly hadn't understood before the wedding how valuable a good DJ was, afterward we both felt that this was one area where we were 100% satisfied. His rate was a little less than another very highly recommended DJ we talked to, and he went above and beyond to make everything great. He brought an assistant to keep everything running smoothly, he answered all emails really quickly, spent time on the phone with me to go over details as needed, and even made a site visit to check out the venue beforehand. If I ever have another event where I need a DJ, I would absolutely go straight to Runaway, and I very highly recommend them to anyone looking for a DJ now.
Reviewed On 11/12/2015 by Julie F
Runaway DJ did an amazing job at my wedding reception! The DJ had great intuition and knew what songs to play at what time. He knew how to keep the dance floor crowded and he played all of our top requested songs. He was so easy to work with, a...
nd definitely made our wedding the best party I have ever been to! I highly recommend Runaway DJ service to other brides!
Reviewed On 6/30/2015 by Jennifer W
We visited the Sonoma area in June 2014 in search of a wedding venue, and during this process it seemed as if everyone at every place we visited highly recommended calling DJ David Craven at Runaway DJ before he booked up for the summer. As soo...
n as we booked our venue, we booked DJ David I am so glad that we did because he did a truly wonderful job at our wedding.
First of all, David was super cool and so easy to work with. My husband and I had some very specific requests but David went above and beyond to make us happy. We met with him at his home office to discuss everything before the wedding and he really made it happen on the big day. This included playing plenty of incredibly obscure song requests from our guests. It was pretty great!
One of our biggest concerns beforehand was that it might be hard to keep people on the dance floor, considering we had an intimate wedding of 40 guests flying in from all over the country. So I was absolutely stunned that the dance floor was packed the whole night!! David played hit after hit and really brought everyone to their feet and kept them there all night. The photo booth was an absolute smash as well (our guests are still talking about how much fun they had with it) and he is sending us a flash drive with all of the photos on it.
So if you're looking for a DJ who is calm, collected, funny, really knows how to get the party started and will keep people on their feet until the end of the night look no further than DJ David Craven at Runaway DJ!
Reviewed On 11/03/2014 by Cristina F
Runaway was AMAZING!!!! Jon Moore DJ'ed our wedding, and there was literally not a time our entire reception that people weren't dancing. He met with us and completely catered all the music to our personalities and wedding theme. He was abso...
Reviewed On 10/04/2013 by Dora W
We had such fun planning our song selections with them. They had some wonderful ideas and totally got my and my husband's taste and humor. They did a great job at our ceremony and reception and knew exactly when to cue certain activities. Th...
ey are FANTASTIC!
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2480 Creek Meadow Dr, Santa Rosa, CA | Serving Santa Rosa and surrounding area