University Club Wedding Venue

I was so thrilled and honored to DJ Lars & Sarah’s wedding at The University Club in Durham. Not only are they the nicest couple and have been together for 10 years, but she is also the daughter of one of my favorite wedding vendors.

The Wedding Ceremony

The University Club is on the 17th floor of the University towers and overlooks Durham and Chapel Hill. What a view! Their ceremony was also held there with live musicians handling the music. After a short ceremony, the 80 guests made their way to my room for cocktails with help from The University Club’s Amanda. While guests were enjoying cocktails and passed hors d’oeuvres photographer Dejuan from In His Image got some shots of the wedding party. During the cocktail hour, I had a mix of classic rock, classic soul, and standards playing.

The Dances

After pics were done I invited guests to their seats and introduced the 3 flower girls, 3 ring bearers, Best Man and Maid of Honor to “Happy”. Lars & Sarah entered to “You Are The Best Thing” by Ray LaMontagne. They stopped on the dance floor for their first dance to “When You Say Nothing At All” by Allison Krauss. This is one of my favorite ballads ever! Sarah’s father joined her for their dance to “Daughter” by Loudon Wainwright.  Lars & his mother had their dance to “Days Like This” by Van Morrison. Lars welcomed everyone and the buffet opened. During dinner, I had the same playlist as cocktails.

The Dancing

Guests started dancing towards the end of dinner so I went right into “dance mode”. A nice problem to have as a DJ! We paused after 20 min of dancing for the toasts and cake cutting to “I Choose you”. We also had an anniversary dance to “How Sweet it Is” by James Taylor with Lars’s parents winning at 45 years married. I opened the floor to everyone with some Motown and top 40 that filled it for the next 1.5 hours until the sparkler exit. It was so great seeing parents and their young children dancing to everything from “Copacabana” to “Hair Up” from The Trolls movie!

DJing is more than just showing up and pressing play. It’s also more than just knowing how to choose songs and mix them together. Begin a wedding DJ is about creating experiences and atmospheres. That’s what our DJing philosophy boils down to. We don’t want to just provide the perfect music. We want to create the perfect day. That’s why we excel in what we do. And this wedding was a perfect example of that. Working with this awesome couple to create the day they envisioned is something we’ll never forget. And it’s a service we provide all our Durham Weddings again and again.