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“We knew Dow Oak was going to be great from the first time we talked to them. But the reception exceeded allll of our expectations. All the transitions were so seamless, and the photo booth was SUCH a hit! Everyone was showing us all the pictures they took. We would totally recommend Dow Oak to anyone looking for great djs. Five Stars!”

A Little Bit of Italy on Franklin St.

We travel all across the Tar Heel State. But it’s always interesting to be in the heart of Tar Heel country, Chapel Hill. Doubtless, there are many awesome wedding venues in Chapel Hill, from the Botanical Gardens to the Barn at Valhalla. But near the top of the list for awesome Chapel Hill venues is the Siena Hotel.

Providing East Franklin St with a little Italian flavor, the Siena is one of a kind. With a reputation for fine dining and a gorgeous Italian aesthetic, it’s absolutely a great place to celebrate.

And celebrate we did. Not only were we in charge of the music, but we also provided uplighting and our photo booth. We always bring the party, but we especially love being able to provide these extras.

We always say uplighting is the best way to completely control the ambiance of any venue. Often, we find people want a more formal feel for things like cocktail hour, ceremony, and dinner. But when it comes time for the dance party, they’re ready to switch gears. And we definitely approve of this method. So when it was time to party, we busted out the dance floor lighting. Combined with uplights, they get everyone in the mood to get down.

Perfect Ambiance

The photo booth was also a huge hit (not that we didn’t think it would be). We design our booth to be able to perfectly fit into any venue or space, and it fit here perfectly. Between tearin’ up the dance floor, everyone would take breaks to throw on some costume props and get their photos taken. Then more dancing, of course.

And there was definitely more dancing. One of our jobs is to get people moving, so we’ve got a lot of experience in populating the dance floor. But when we’re met with a crowd who wants to dance without any gentle prodding, we love it. Then we ca focus on what we’re best at: creating an awesome atmosphere for everyone to have a great time.

Things like uplights can help set the mood, but it’s really the DJs job to create the atmosphere. That’s something we’ve learned in our travels. And one of the reasons we’re so successful is it’s something we excel at. Being a DJ isn’t just about playing music. A cell phone can do that. It’s about setting the mood for the given situation through music. So when we’re able to work with things like uplighting and dance floor lights, we can really set the mood.

We really did have an awesome time at this reception. Jordan and Scotty were great, the venue was amazing, and the food was insanely good. We honestly can’t wait to make it back to Chapel Hill.


Vendor Team

The Sienna Hotel

Philip Herndon with Herndon Weddings

Hannah and Jesse Tavers with JT Perceptions

Dow Oak Events

Stephanie with Floral Dimensions
(919) 439-1593

A Formal Affair, LLC
(919) 538-5151


Final Thoughts

And as a final note, we just need to say… We absolutely love what we do. Being a part of the unique and personal ways couples celebrate is why we do it. And we loved being a part of this celebration. It’s always awesome to see how couples choose to celebrate.

In conclusion, we’ve learned that being a wedding DJ in Raleigh isn’t just about playing the music. So we take our role seriously. Facilitating such a big day is a serious job! That’s why we always give every wedding or event our all.

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