Posted in Welcome on January 10, 2011 by mattgraumann


Hello, and thank you for visiting!

I’m Matt Graumann, and I hope you have as much fun browsing and reading as I did creating the stories.

My main website is: Matt Graumann Entertainment

…and my Wedding Wire reviews (Please read them carefully, and compare what my clients say, compared to other Mobile DJs, i.e. “They played good music.”): Wedding Wire reviews.

I’m also currently one of the Co-Directors of the ABC Westlake Village / Thousand Oaks local networking group along with Deanna Nash Events:



Certificates, training, and workshops that have to be earned:





Toastsmasters (Now an Advanced Communicator Gold):


Past local chapter President and National Secretary of the American Disc Jockey Association:




Active member and past member of event industry trade associations:



Please call or email for information regarding talent fees and date availability.  Dates are booked on a “first come, first served” basis.

All The Best,

Matt Graumann




Ari DJ OneCrop

(Photo credit from the great Ari Kreisler.  www.AriKreisler.com)

All posts and content copyright 2017 Matt Graumann Entertainment

Matt and Anne’s “Kids”:  Princess, Ace, and Queue

(Photo credit: Dorien Vogelaar)

A special “Thank you” to Mark and Rebecca Ferrell for helping me to be the best that I can be for my clients!  http://markferrell.com/not-about-mark-ferrell/

Mark Ferrell Cheap DJ

Southern California Wedding Reception DJ Pricing Explained:


1.  Less than $999.99?:

No.  Just don’t.  Run!  It’s 2017.  Everybody has heard (or seen) at least one “Mobile DJ Horror Story.”  Don’t let a cheap DJ rip you off!

2.  $999.99 to $1495:  Usually a beginner, a hobbyist, “part time,” or a “subcontractor/employee” from a larger, “Multi Operator” DJ company/Agency that rents out, er, “hires out” other DJs.

Be sure to ask:  Larger companies may, or may not “assign” you a specific DJ for your wedding date.  Get everything in writing.

They probably won’t have a lot of experience hosting and entertaining.  Training usually is minimal or basic…so is their planning, wedding etiquette skills, and event direction.

Most likely will be “adequate” as an announcer, but not a true Master of Ceremonies.  Music knowledge and programming is typically more “Standardized.”

Results for your celebration will vary from “Forgettable” to “Average” to maybe even, “Good Enough.”

3.  $2,000 +

Usually are full time, single operators, who are passionate and dedicated to their craft, and have many years of wedding experience.  They are confident (not arrogant, nor “cocky”) in their abilities, and many will stand by their promises with a “money back guarantee.”

They have advanced training, public speaking and (appropriate) humor skills, continue to learn and improve, and are able to collaborate with you for any personalized ideas.

Music selection, programming, and mixing are at professional levels, and their sound system looks and sounds amazing!

These DJs are able to create special, memorable moments (GOOD ones, not the bad ones that end up on YouTube!), and are at your service for questions, planning, and your overall “Peace of Mind.”

And, your celebration is going to be FUN!

4.  $1,000,000:  Tiesto, Vanilla Ice, Calvin Harris…

In every industry, there are exceptions to the rule.

Also, options and enhancements like ceremony services, uplighting, dance lighting, and photo booths, are sometimes available, or you could look for other companies that specialize in these services.

Not everyone gets to plan and host a wonderful celebration like you and your families are doing, so even though things might seem pretty hectic, good luck in your search, and be sure to enjoy the journey!


From my April 11th, 2015 couple – Sherwood Country Club:



Recent Highlights – Thank You!

Posted in Uncategorized on June 29, 2015 by mattgraumann

A special celebration at Mr. Murdock’s Ventura Farms:


MurdockDancing2 MurdockDancingBride MurdockDancingDJ

Video highlight recap:


Thank you, video credit from Alex and Vanessa from AndHer Visuals.


Sherwood Country Club’s Memorial Day Pool Party:



Sherwood Country Club’s beautiful new ballroom:





Lawn ceremony site:



Ceremony / Cocktail Terrace:







Team Sherwood:  Work hard, play hard!


Sherwood Country Club – JJ and Elena’s Wedding Highlight Video (Credit – Chris Schmitt Photography & First Look Films):

March For Babies Los Angeles Walk.  Co-Master of Ceremonies and DJ for 15,000+



Rockin’ it for a great cause!



Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village Employee Appreciation Event (Lights, Video, and extra sound provided by PSAV):





United Way / Meathead Movers “Girls’ Night Out” Fundraiser





Corporate Awards Event at Magic Mountain:



A stunning wedding ceremony site – “The Tuscan Garden” at the Westlake Village Inn

(Lighting by Ideal Light And Sound)





The Westlake Village Inn’s new tent!


The awesome Dana Jordan!


Moorpark Country Club:

Magnificent views and elegant menus!




B & G Dance


Corporate Holiday Party for 400 at Calamigos Ranch




Fun with James Hickey Photography!


UCLA New Graduate Student Welcome – 1750 Students and Faculty.  Go Bruins!





Creating special moments:



Grand Entrance Fun at Spanish Hills Country Club!



Team Spanish Hills!







Spanish Hills beautiful sweetheart table, flowers, and uplighting:






Mark Laing Creative Photography:

Mark Laing Creative Photography

Thank you, Mark, for being a gentleman, and your work is wonderful!

Mark Laing camera logo

Burgundy Blue Photography



“Timeless, Classic, and Fun!”

Ryan and Jayna, doing what they love, and making couples happy:



Alex Neumann Photography – Awesome!

Posted in Uncategorized on February 7, 2012 by mattgraumann

If you’re still looking for your wedding photographer, www.AlexNeumann.com is great!

He’s an artist, and his work is wonderful:

Mr. Neumann, thanks for being a good friend, and you’re always professional (and fun!) to work with at our weddings.

You always make everyone look great!



Images Copyright 2012, Alex Neumann Photography – 805.376.0612

Spanish Hills Country Club Bridal Event – Sunday, January 15th, 2017

Posted in Bridal Events! on September 1, 2009 by mattgraumann


The Beautiful Spanish Hills Country Club Ballroom

(Uplighting by Matt Graumann Entertainment).

Time for another great bridal showcase at one of the most wonderful country clubs in Ventura County!

Come chat and say “Hello,” sample some great food, view their beautiful ceremony sites and ballroom, and enjoy Spanish Hills’ service and atmosphere.

“A Day Celebrating Weddings!”

Come say “Hello,” and bring your family and friends.

Sunday, January 15th, 2017.

Meet the best wedding professionals at Ventura County’s premier wedding venue.

For more information or reservations call
(805) 388-5000 or visit www.spanishhillswedding.com

999 Crestview Avenue, Camarillo, CA 93010

Spanish Hills Outside

It’s Almost Fall…Do You Know Where Your Lighting Is?

Posted in Wedding Colors & Lighting on August 25, 2009 by mattgraumann

Hello everyone,

I’ve been using my wireless, remote controlled, uplighting system for the past year.  The results have been amazing, and my couples have been thrilled!

What does that mean in “non-techie speak?”



(Spanish Hills Country Club)

It means that we can match your wedding colors exactly.

No more royal blue, but not teal.



No more bright red vs. romantic red.



And, no more gaudy disco balls or flashing laser beams!



We can also do fades and changes throughout the evening, timed perfectly to your dances or other special moments.

I love summer.

But fall isn’t bad, either!

“The room looked AMAZING!!!!!!

I literally walked in, and my jaw dropped to the floor 🙂

Thanks again for making our wedding so gorgeous and PERFECT!!!”

– Shauna 🙂
(October, 2010, Spanish Hills Country Club)

More pictures from December, 2010:
(Photo Credit: Alex Neumann Photography)
Pale Pink at Spanish Hills:
 Winter Wonderland:
BMW Appreciation Event:
Gladstone’s Purple:
Monograms are also available to personalize your ballroom!
Monogram Spanish Night
Spanish Saysha Gobo One
Altadena Country Club Amber Uplighting
New (December, 2014)!  Dance floor water cascading wash, or, layout permitting, you can aim them at the ceiling for an awesome effect.
We can also make the effect static, and, of course, turn them off for your pictures for your first dance, parent dances, etc…

Girls’ Night Out! – United Way Fundraiser

Posted in Uncategorized on February 5, 2009 by mattgraumann

Update: We’re at it again!  Join us for another evening of fun for a great cause on Thursday, March 19th, 2015, 6PM-9PM at the Camarillo Ranch House.

GNO 2013 Dance Two

There will be plenty of dancing, laughter, and the famous “Meathead Movers” fashion show lineup!

GNO 2015 Cropped


GNO 2013 Packed Dance Floor


Calling all ladies (and guys, too!) for a fun evening to benefit female foster youth.  The United (Way) Women’s Leadership Council is hosting the event along with Meathead Movers, and myself as the entertainment.


For reservations, please visit www.vcunitedway.org and click on “News and Events,” or call 805-485-6288 x265


Erin Loves Aaron – October 25th, 2008; The U.S. Grant Hotel

Posted in Wedding Celebrations on November 24, 2008 by mattgraumann

All Photo Credits:  Andre Niesing Photography – 949-395-5997


“Have Faith, Have Trust.”

Erin and Aaron Steed were at Darla and Jeremy Hoffman’s wedding back in June, 2008, and Erin (yes, it was a little confusing and funny with their names…) was one of Darla’s bridesmaids.

They had almost given up on their DJ search, but after Darla and Jeremy’s wedding, Erin called me.  We had a match and were ready to have some fun!

I should back up here for a moment, and say that their wedding location, the U.S. Grant hotel in San Diego, is a special place for them as they had a special Valentine’s Day dinner there (And I’m sure they’ll have future anniversary dinners there, too).  Luckily, logistically things worked out, as I grew up in San Diego, and I was able to visit family and stay the weekend.

The one word that kept coming up during our planning meeting and follow up contact (we both love our email!) was, “cinematic.”  Erin knew what she wanted (and their reception was in the “celestial ballroom”), so we picked out some movie themes and other “sparkling” selections that would enhance the “enchanted winter forest feeling” she was looking for.


As I got to know Aaron and Erin, I knew this was going to be a fun wedding, and I was also impressed by their business resume.  If you ever need a moving company in the tri-county area, you’ve got to hire a “meathead!”  Aaron and his brother, Evan, built Meathead Movers from the ground up, and they’ve got quite an operation going.


Everyone was off to San Diego, and since I was providing their ceremony music and sound, I also attended their ceremony rehearsal and dinner.  It was great to meet everyone, and we also finalized which version of “Ave Maria” Erin’s friend, Sophia, would be singing.

There were several highlights during their rehearsal dinner.  The first was getting to chat with Darla and Jeremy, again.  The second was they had their friend tape their actual proposal, which happened on an Ocean Bluff up at Shell beach.  After they showed that, I don’t think anyone didn’t have tears in their eyes, or at least a lump in their throat.  It was sooooo cinematic!  Later on, there were many personalized and entertaining toasts between Erin and Aaron and their wedding party.

The ceremony was amazing, and Aaron is this strong wrestler type of guy, but you should have seen his face when Erin began walking down the aisle.


The fun continued with a lively cocktail hour, and then we had Erin’s cinematic wintry music playing for the grand reveal of the ballroom and their entrance.  WOW!


After the wedding party danced their way up front…


…and dinner was underway, Aaron’s brother gave a toast I’ll never forget.  You see, Evan is also solidly built, and when he began, he was at a loss for words.  Suddenly, Enya’s “Only Time” started playing, and Evan expressed his feelings through a special, one of a kind, “interpretative dance.”


He brought the house down!

After an amazing personalized introduction before their first dance…


…the rest of the evening was sort of a blur, but I can’t forget James and Damiens’ groovy special dance routine…


…as everyone partied and danced until just after midnight.  The sing a longs to “American Pie” and “Sweet Caroline,” watching Aaron’s friends struggle to lift him up in a chair during the Hora, getting to play some great music from Erin’s play list, and the grand finale of “Kokomo” with all of their friends surrounding them arm in arm were just a few of the highlights.


Brings a smile to my face just thinking about their group!

Mr. And Mrs. Erin and Aaron Steed are now back from their honeymoon in Cancun, and catching up on business.  But I know that they’ll always make time for each other, even with their hectic schedules.

I heard a great quote from a recent wedding that was, “It doesn’t matter where you go in life, it’s who’s by your side that counts.”

Erin and Aaron, congratulations!

I know you love your “road trips,” and I know you have the right person by your side.