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Cocktails and Music? Rooftop Rosé Playlist.

By Night Music DJ and Fizzy Cat Photo Booth | September 10, 2020

Cocktails and Music! Try our Rooftop Rosé playlist to relax your soul. A specially curated collection of smooth and hip mod-pop just bubbly enough to ease you through these crazy times.

 

Night Music Columbus DJ Rooftop Rose Playlist

We imagine enjoying this playlist along with any delicious Rosé, preferably sipped on the highest elevation possible, or simply a patio or deck. Currently, our go-to is Dreaming Tree from Dave Matthews’ Winery. Yeah, THAT Dave Matthews. It’s a dry California Rosé that is soft blush pink in color, with delicate floral and tropical aromas. It is crisp and light in body with fresh, fruity flavors of watermelon, strawberry, and nectarine. Delish!

So, now about that rooftop. Before the pandemic put our social lives on hold, Columbus’ rooftop scene was really starting to flourish. Lincoln Social, RH Rooftop, and Vaso are just a few of our favorites. In fact, if you haven’t checked out Vaso at Bridge Park in Dublin, you definitely should! Our friend DJ Dayna spins the perfect tunes there every Friday night, with great sunset views. While you’re there, stick with our Rosé plan and try their Renaissance Rosé.

Or, simply stay relaxed and safe and do your listening and sipping at home. Put a comfy chair or cozy blanket on the stoop or deck, give yourself a generous “club pour”, hit play on our Rooftop Rosé playlist, and enjoy!

 

Need more cool tunes? Try Guacamole Mix on for size.

Music and Microphones for your Wedding Ceremony

By Night Music DJ and Fizzy Cat Photo Booth | June 22, 2020

MUSIC AND MICROPHONES TO ENHANCE YOUR WEDDING CEREMONY

Microphones for your wedding ceremony. You have worked hard to plan every detail for your wedding. You’ve spent  a lot of creative energy making sure everything will be perfect. Guests have traveled from all over to share in your special day. So let us take care of ensuring that your guests can hear your officiant and your vows! A sound system with strategically placed microphones is key to making sure that  everyone at your ceremony can clearly hear every word. 

Franklin Park Conservatory Wedding

MAKING SURE YOUR GUESTS CAN HEAR YOUR VOWS

At Night Music, we offer a ceremony sound system to address your audio needs. We will place a superior wireless lavalier microphone on your officiant. This tri-directional microphone will not only pick up your officiant, but also you and your spouse as you say your vows to each other. We will put an additional wireless microphone on a stand for any special readings or speeches.

Wells Barn Wedding Ceremony with Night Music DJ

THE PERFECT MUSIC SOUNDTRACK FOR YOUR CEREMONY

Your wedding music selections can be as traditional or as modern as you like … or even a combination of feels and styles to perfectly reflect you and your personalities.  When we program the music and DJ your wedding ceremony, we will be responsible for the smooth mixing and timing of your carefully chosen prelude, processional and recessional songs for the perfect soundtrack to your ceremony.

Our RESOURCES page has many good ideas, and is a great place to start when planning your ceremony music.  To get you started, here is a sample playlist of some contemporary songs performed by modern instrumental groups. And always, let us know how we can help!  

Tyler and Justin’s beautiful gorgeous ceremony above was at Wells Barn at Franklin Park Conservatory. Photos by Nicole Dixon Photographic

Groovy Doodle Dance Party

By Night Music DJ and Fizzy Cat Photo Booth | April 13, 2020

Groovy Doodle Dance Party

In these crazy days of social and physical distancing, don’t forget to listen to some great music and have some fun!

 

Groovy Doodle Night Music DJ

To help you keep you going,  we’ve curated an AWESOME playlist we lovingly call Groovy Doodle. It’s full of classic beats (and a few surprises!) that we know will inspire the dancing spark you might need to add some pizzazz to your day.  Enjoy this by yourself, or share the beats!

 

 

We miss you, and are looking forward to seeing you really soon on a packed dance floor. In the meantime, don’t forget to turn it up nice and loud.

 

Thinking about music for your wedding? Check out some of these ideas.

The Fives at The Reach on Goodale

By Night Music DJ and Fizzy Cat Photo Booth | March 5, 2020

The Fives at The Reach on Goodale is opening soon.  

The Fives at The Reach on Goodale. You’ve seen it, right?  Of course you have! It’s that incredible new building, just west of Downtown, which completely captures the eye of all who pass by on I-670.  It’s so modern and spectacular, and we couldn’t wait to see inside.  

Night Music DJ Jodi at The Fives Columbus

 

We felt so lucky to get a tour of The Fives by Together and Company owner, Angela Petro. 

We discovered that Together and Company will not only be hosting, planning and catering all of the private events in the multiple spaces INSIDE The Fives, but, they will also be managing the event programming for the public community areas and amphitheater outside.  This is a huge job, and they are ready and prepared for it, without question.  

Skyline View from The Fives

So, what is it like inside? 

The Fives is truly an exceptional venue with incredible views of the Columbus skyline. The Social Hall main ballroom will be perfect for hosting any elegant event for up to 400 guests, and  includes windows with stunning views of the city skyline. In addition, two large patio areas overlook the city with see-it-to-believe-it city views that will truly WOW your guests! The Together and Company team can even design an event and flow for your large party of 700+ guests that incorporates all of these spaces.  Is it possible for a place to be large AND welcoming? The Fives!   

Social Hall at The Fives at The Reach on Goodale

And finally, we mentioned the outside community spaces. An amphitheatre and Riverside Park this summer will be the location for lots of fun, and we know everyone will be thrilled with the tons of free parking.  

Would you like to see it all for yourself?  Easy. The Fives has several open houses scheduled in the month of March. Check out the open house schedule here, and set up a time to stop by for a tour.  You’ll love it.  

Congratulations and all the best to Angela and the Together and Company team.  They have worked hard to bring this dream to reality, and it is wonderful!

Check out our articles on other fabulous Columbus venues here.

What makes a photo booth FUN? Fizzy Cat knows.

By Night Music DJ and Fizzy Cat Photo Booth | February 18, 2020

What makes a photo booth FUN? One that can inspire your guests to be creative, interactive, and have a great time together. Purrhaps you would like to know more? Read on.

Fizzy Cat at The Westin Columbus

WHAT IS FIZZY CAT?

The coolest, most stylish photo booth experience in Central Ohio.

DOES FIZZY CAT PRINT THOSE TINY, LITTLE PHOTO STRIPS?

No! Those are terrible. Fizzy only prints large, beautiful single image 4” x 6” prints. Take a look HERE to see the difference.

WHAT ABOUT PROPS?

Fizzy Cat brings a fabulous mixture of fun props. Your Booth Butler will help your guests choose just the right props for just the right photo from our Cool and Unique collection, to make sure each photo is, well, cool and unique. Purrfect.

HOLD ON. WHAT’S A BOOTH BUTLER?

Your awesome Fizzy Cat professional who has one goal; to properly and purrfectly serve you and your guests.

SO, WHAT ARE “COOL AND UNIQUE” PROPS?

Puppets. Hats. Cat Toys. Frames. Playful, lovable and quirky stuff.

Fizzy Cat fun at Columbus Museum of Art

Sometimes the purrfect prop is already at the party!

DOES FIZZY CAT GO OUTSIDE?

Sorry, but Fizzy Cat is an indoor photo booth.

HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN FIT IN ONE PICTURE?

So far, we’ve had 14 people in the booth at one time, but we think your guests can probably beat that.

WHAT IS LIVE VIEW TOUCH SCREEN?

All of Fizzy’s commands are simply operated by touch screen. Guests can see their photo on the screen just before it’s snapped. Super fun and easy.

HOW MUCH TIME IS NEEDED FOR SET UP?

We only need one hour to set up before the photo fun begins. And, Fizzy Cat never charges for set-up or tear-down time… only “Playtime”.

HOW MUCH ROOM DOES FIZZY CAT NEED?

9 feet wide by 9 feet deep with a solid floor is necessary. Fizzy Cat needs to be within 30 feet from a standard 120V 3-prong electrical outlet.

Fizzy Cat Photo Booth at Granville Inn

THE FIZZY CAT AND FULL FURBALL PACKAGES INCLUDE ONE HOUR OF IDLE TIME. WHAT IS THAT?

Idle time is when you may not need photo booth fun during a certain time in your event, for example during your dinner hour. In that case FIZZY CAT takes a nap during dinner, and then wakes up for more playtime after dinner.

OK. SO HOW DO I BOOK FIZZY CAT FOR MY CELEBRATION?

Simply click RESERVE and fill out our reservation inquiry to check Fizzy’s availability for your date. We’ll send you a booking form to receive a contract. It’s that simple.

CAN I MEET FIZZY CAT?

We were hoping you would ask that. Fizzy Cat lives right here in our office. Give us a call (614.529.6777) or shoot us an email (hello@fizzycatphotobooth.com) and let’s set up a time for you to meet Fizzy Cat, and have a couple of photos taken, too.

IS FIZZY CAT AS AWESOME AS SHE SOUNDS?

Yes.

WHERE CAN I FIND OUT MORE ABOUT BOOKING FIZZY CAT FOR MY PARTY?

Right here. www.FizzyCatPhotoBooth.com

Columbus Weddings Magazine Feature Tyler and Justin

By Night Music DJ and Fizzy Cat Photo Booth | January 10, 2020

Columbus Weddings Magazine just released a brand new issue, and we were delighted to see one of our favorite 2019 couples, Tyler and Justin, featured in the “I Do Advice” section. So perfect.

Tyler and Justin hosted their wedding celebration at the Wells Barn of Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. The day was lovely for the summer ceremony in the beautiful backyard of The Wells Barn, and also the lively cocktail hour that followed. Guests were then invited into the barn for dinner and an epic dance party. So much fun!

Need some advice or ideas for planning your wedding? Read the article from Columbus Weddings Magazine below. Also, check out our galleries of featured Night Music weddings for more ideas. 

Columbus Weddings Magazine

Interested in hosting your wedding at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens?

Friday, January 24, 2020 is their annual Wedding Showcase. It’s a wonderful way to tour their fabulous event spaces at the Conservatory including the Wells Barn, The Palm House, and the Grand Atrium. In addition, delicious hors d’oeuvres, cakes, desserts, wine, and signature cocktails will be served.

Night Music DJ Professionals and Fizzy Cat Photo Booth are preferred vendors at the Conservatory.

We will be there on the night of the Wedding Showcase providing the cool tunes and photo booth fun in the Grand Atrium. Come and visit us! You can get your tickets here.

Wells Barn Franklin Park Conservatory

Tyler and Justin’s FUN guests pack the dance floor! photo by Nicole Dixon

Danni and Mark’s Franklin Park Conservatory Wedding

By Night Music DJ and Fizzy Cat Photo Booth | December 16, 2019

Danni and Mark had an incredible day for their Franklin Park Conservatory wedding, and we were with them every step of the way.  

If you’ve ever been to The Wells Barn at Franklin Park Conservatory, you already know that it is a unique and gorgeous place for a wedding. Danni and Mark also used all of the outside gardens available to them, and their guests really loved it.

Danni and Mark Franklin Park Conservatory Wedding

Asteria Photography

The wedding ceremony began with a beautiful piano version of Here Comes The Sun. The ceremony was officiated by the Bride’s brother, and included a sweet poem read by her Aunt. The recessional was Home by Phillip Phillips.

Immediately following the ceremony we organized some special photos. One of all of the guests, and a bunch of specific family and friend groups too. Caroline at Asteria Photography made that all fun and quick!

Wells Barn at Franklin Park Conservatory

Asteria Photography

After cocktails and conservatory tours, guests were ushered back to The Wells Barn for dinner and so much dancing. It was complete with glow sticks, and a ton of throwback 90s and early 00s songs. The blowout dance party ended in a giant dance circle. After that, a beautiful sparkler exit.

Check out this amazing video of Danni and Mark’s Franklin Park Conservatory wedding by video masters Luke and Ally of ALC Productions

This is the kind of once in a lifetime event that we all wish we could be part of!  Lucky us, we really were.

Some Music Moments (Click the title to hear a sample)

Wedding Party Grand Entrance: Crazy in Love by Beyonce
Bride & Groom Grand Entrance: Forever by Chris Brown
Bride & Groom First Dance: Unforgettable by Thomas Rhett
Father/Daughter Dance: My Girl by The Temptations
Mother/Son Dance: Humble and Kind by Tim McGraw
Last Song: Piano Man by Billy Joel

Thanks to the awesome Vendor Team
Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens Event Coordination
Photographer ~ Asteria Photography Caroline Stiers
Videographer ~ ALC Productions with Luke & Ally
Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens Catering

Check out more Night Music Featured Weddings HERE

 

 

The Graduate Hotel Columbus

By Night Music DJ and Fizzy Cat Photo Booth | September 25, 2019

The Graduate Hotel Columbus is the newest and coolest Scarlet and Grey themed hotel and event space right in the middle of the action in the Short North!

The Graduate Hotel Columbus Rooftop

The rooftop patio at The Graduate

We couldn’t wait to check it out, and see for ourselves. We were lucky enough to have Catering and Sales Manager, Miranda Fairrow, show us around to all of the gathering and events spaces of this charming hotel, and even peek in a couple guest rooms.

The unique décor is all Ohio, with special touches everywhere. The comfy hotel rooms feature quilts that look like the State of Ohio flag, and a chair with a beautiful needlepoint version of famous Astronaut, John Glenn! We know that people will come to this hotel just for these decorative delights.

The Graduate Hotel Columbus lobby chandelier

The “Best Damn Band In The Land” lobby chandelier

The event areas have beautiful spaces, including some outdoor areas, along with a staff dedicated to making your party perfect! Whether you’re hosting a few BFFs for a birthday party, or 300 guests for a wedding, check out this hotel!

Valet parking in the back makes visiting easy. And don’t miss the attached Poindexter’s Coffee Shop and brand new Shake Shack. Stop by, or give them a call for a tour. Graduate Columbus, a place to stay for the Scarlet and Grey, is going to be very popular, we just know it!

The Graduate Hotel Columbus
750 N. High Street, Columbus, OH 43215
Graduatehotels.com
Miranda Fairrow
mfairrow@graduatecolumbus.com

Want to take a look at some other awesome Columbus venues? Check them out HERE

Cocktails and Music? Guacamole Mix!

By Night Music DJ and Fizzy Cat Photo Booth | August 14, 2019

Summer is not over yet!

At Night Music, we love summer with SO MANY weddings and parties to DJ for!  

We also love summer party food including, corn on the cob, farm fresh tomatoes, and lots of Guacamole.  Take a listen to this summer playlist while enjoying this delish recipe for some yummy Guac. So tasty and so quick.

      

Night Music DJ summer guacamole recipe:

Ingredients

  • 3 Ripe Avocados
  • 1/2 Cup of Chopped Red Onions
  • 1/2 Cup of Chopped Cilantro
  • 1/3 Cup Chopped Jalapeno
  • 1/8 Cup of Lemon and Lime Juice — 80/20 ratio
  • Pinch of Salt (or salt to taste)

Instructions

Place Avocados in a bowl and mash with a fork – You will want to leave it a little chunky. Add all the other ingredients and mix. Enjoy!

Need some more cocktail tunes for your summer siore?

You’ll find some nice ones at the RESOURCES page of your website. Of course there are SO MANY excellent recipes for this summer favorite. Some of our favorites are HERE and HERE

Night Music DJ Guacamole

But Wait! What about the Cocktail?

A nice summer sip can make your guacamole taste even better! There are so many options but we are partial to this tasty concoction. Try this fabulous Strawberry Sparkler. 

Ingredients

  • 3 strawberries
  • 1 lime wedge
  • 1 tbsp. sugar, to rim glass
  • ½ oz. chilled rose champagne
  • 1 oz. Sauza® Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila
  • ½ oz. limeade
  • ½ oz. DeKuyper® Strawberry Liqueur

Preparation 

  1. Wash, stem, quarter and freeze strawberries at least 1 hour .
  2. Run wedge of lime around rim of champagne flute and dip in plate of sugar to coat rim.
  3. Place 3 frozen strawberries in bottom of prepared flute and add champagne.
  4. In shaker filled with ice, combine tequila, limeade, and strawberry liqueur. Shake and pour into glass.
  5. Add squeeze fresh lime if desired and serve immediately.

Experience Columbus for your wedding!

By Night Music DJ and Fizzy Cat Photo Booth | July 18, 2019

Experience Columbus for your wedding.

Experience Columbus makes wedding planning easy

How would you like to have a team of local insiders who are tourism and wedding experts help with your wedding planning at absolutely no cost to you?  Doesn’t that sound dreamy? It’s 100% real! Let us introduce you to the team at Experience Columbus, who will be delighted to help make your wedding planning a little easier, and your wedding weekend a fabulous adventure for your out of town guests. 

Ask the experts

The experts at the Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau focus on great visitor experiences and that includes your wedding guests! For instance, do you need some ideas for fun Columbus activities? Just ask. How about some help suggesting and booking hotel room blocks? Done! They also will provide a glossy and awesome Seasonal Guidebook for you to stuff into each out-of-town gift bags, to help your guests navigate the city, and let them know all of the fun and unique places to go.   

Everything is absolutely free and complimentary! 

Visit the Experience Columbus wedding website by clicking HERE.  You’ll find information on how to receive those fantastic and glossy Columbus Visitor Guides. (Insider tip: Get enough for your out-of-town guests, but make sure to keep one for yourself to help plan great newlywed date nights!) In addition, you will find the contact info for the Experience Columbus Wedding Team, if you want some suggestions for activities, or help with hotels.  

Need some ideas for your bachelor or bachelorette party?

They have even created some fun and unique ideas for your bachelor and bachelorette parties. For example, check out the sample Bachelor Party HERE  and the Bachelorette Party HERE 

Contact Experience Columbus for your wedding

Contact the team at Experience Columbus, your new BFFs! 
Laura Herring LHerring@ExperienceColumbus.com
Zach Warmouth ZWarmouth@ExperienceColumbus.com
Roger Dudley RDudley@ExperienceColumbus.com

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