Posts Tagged ‘Wedding Venue’

MES Mixer at Irish Whiskey Public House with Chris Laich Music Services – April 29, 2014

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

Chris Laich Music Services is thrilled to be a sponsor (and live music provider) for April’s MES Mixer next Tuesday, April 29th at Irish Whiskey Public House in Washington, DC.  Come enjoy networking with over 300 event professionals!  Registration is still open, but make sure to register as soon as possible as space will be limited!

Tues, April 29th, 2014 / 5:45pm / Irish Whiskey Public House / 1207 19th St NW

Metro Event Specialists has also started a new #MESCares initiative, and we encourage you to bring the following:… For Men – business suits, sports jackets, ties, dress shoes, and gently used smartphones. For Women – jewelry, salon & spa products, makeup, lotion, dress shoes/heels, and gently used smartphones.  These items will be donated to House DC (, supported by the Meant To Live Foundation( They will benefit DC’s inner city high school youth as they become young professionals!

Hope to see you all there!


The PHENOMENAL team of sponsors includes:

Delicious Food and Drinks from Irish Whiskey Public House
Live Entertainment by Chris Laich Music Services
Photography by Photography by Alexander
Videography by InFocus Films
Registration by Event Farm
Strolling Magic by Max Major
Social Media Marketing by Travelling Bean – Specialty Beverage Catering Co.
PR Coverage by The Umbrella Syndicate
Seamless Guest Check-in by Social Tables
Awesome Signage by Graphics 4 Events
Interactive Event App by Avodigy
Event Management by Troyal Events

Sparkle Lounge 2014 at the Ronald Reagan Building

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

Every year our team at Chris Laich Music Services  looks forward to being a part of the Ronald Reagan Building’s annual Sparkle Lounge.  The event is always incredible and is the perfect opportunity to catch up with wedding industry friends and network with event professionals around the DC region.  Despite our crazy winter, the Winter Lodge theme for this year’s event was perfect.

It was wonderful to work with the team of vendors which included Stephen Bobb Photography, Hargrove, Inc., DC Rental, Projection Presentation Technology, Elegance & Simplicity Wedding & Event Designers, Inc., CORT Event Furnishings, and Booth-o-Rama Photobooths!

The Ronald Reagan’s Atrium Ballroom. which is already an amazing space, was impeccably designed this year and of course there was great food, drink and soundtrack!  Here are some of the highlights:















Throwback Thursday, Naval Academy Wedding in Annapolis with Amy and Dave

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

We love working with couples getting married in Annapolis.  It such a beautiful place to plan a wedding.  Amy and David were such a great couple to work with and they had a beautiful wedding at the Naval Academy Chapel and The Westin Annapolis HotelD. Bryant Photography did a wonderful job capturing their wedding day, see more photos from the D. Bryant Blog.





Ceremony: Naval Academy Chapel

Reception: The Westin Annapolis Hotel

Photography: D. Bryant Photography

DJ: Chris Laich Music Services

Hair/Make-up: Up Do’s for I Do’s

Shuttle: Discover Annapolis Tours


Preppy + Chic Waterfront Backyard Wedding on Style Me Pretty

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

Working in the Washington, DC area, we are so lucky to have had some beautiful weddings and events.  Today we are sharing one of our stunning weddings that was featured on Style Me Pretty’s Little Black Book Blog.  It was great to work with Simply Chic Events and Adam Barnes Fine Art Photography.

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Catering: The Fish Whistle

DJ: Chris Laich Music Services

Coordination: Simply Chic Events

Photography: Adam Barnes Fine Art Photography

Wedding Dress: Paloma Blanca

Cake: Sugarbakers

Rings: Boone and Sons

Bridesmaids Dresses: Love Couture Bridal

Band: Bob Perrilla’s Bluegrass Band

Grooms Attire: Nordstrom

Event Design and Florals: The City Florist

Papers: Ruby the Fox

Rentals: Vintage Affair

Tent: Ebb Tide

Pin of the Week – Travel Themed Wedding Invitation

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

Happy Wedding Wednesday folks!  Our “Pin of the Week” idea is this super cute travel-themed wedding invitation.  This would be a great save-the-date or invitation for couples planning a destination wedding!

Source: Etsy, Jenna B Designs


Pin of the Week – Music Inspired Table Signs

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

Happy Wedding Wednesday folks!  Our “Pin of the Week” idea are these adorable music themed table signs.  These are perfect for couples planning a crafty and unique music inspired wedding.

Source: French Wedding Style 



Chris Laich Music DJ Set-up, Whitehall Manor

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

Last week, we shared Kristen and Patrick’s beautiful wedding at theHistoric Whitehall Manor, which is one of our favorite indoor/outdoor settings to plan a wedding.  Whitehall Manor is “rich in history and located at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains on a 50 acre estate with spectacular views and a canopy of century old trees all surrounding a 200 year old manor house.”  Our team at Chris Laich Music Services always looks forward to our weddings at Whitehall Manor.

Whitehall Manor is the quintessential destination for weddings in Northern Virginia with the close proximity to DC and located in the Virginia Winery region with a variety of hotels and bed & breakfasts.   It is such an elegant setting for weddings outside and indoors.  In fact, because weather can be unpredictable Whitehall has a versatile indoor backup plan in the event that your wedding can not be outside, and they allow couples to decide the day-of.  We are always prepared to make any last minute changes which is why we always bring our Bose wireless speakers for ample volume and sound anywhere!

Here are some photos from Kristen and Patrick’s wedding, it was a lovely day so we were able to have the ceremony outside and then had their reception inside the ballroom, here are a few pictures we took of our set-up.

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Southern Wedding Feature, Real Wedding for Kristen and Patrick at Whitehall Manor

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

Sharing one of our favorite 2013 weddings today, which was featured on Southern Weddings by Rachel May Photography.  Kristen and Patrick’s wedding at the beautiful Historic Whitehall Manor in Northern Virginia was such a wonderful celebration.  Filled with lovely peonies and garden flowers, officiated by Kristen’s Uncle and complete with a groom’s cake and food truck!  We had a blast and are so happy to have been a part of Kristen and Patrick’s wedding!

See the full feature on Southern Weddings, here are some of our favorite highlights!

Kristen and Patrick at Historic Whitehall Manor, wedding DJ – Chris Laich Music Services, photography – Rachel May Photography


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Kristen and Patrick at Historic Whitehall Manor, wedding DJ – Chris Laich Music Services, photography –Rachel May Photography


Venue: Historic Whitehall Manor

Caterer: Celebrations Catering at Whitehall Manor

Photography: Rachel May Photography

Music: Chris Laich Music Services

Wedding Planner: Ashlee Virginia Events

Florist: Petals and Hedges

Food Truck: Mamas Donut Bites

Wedding Cake: Edible Incredibles

Groom’s Cake: Resch’s Bakery





Chris Laich Music DJ Set-up, Bluemont Vineyard

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

Living in the Washington, DC area, we are so lucky to have nearby vineyards available for weekend day trips and weddings!  One of our favorite vineyards to host a wedding is Bluemont Vineyard in Northern Virginia. Nestled in the heart of the Northern VA Wine Region, the Bluemont Vineyard farm winery is a stunning location. The event space is perfect for large and small affairs; our team at Chris Laich Music Services always looks forward to our weddings at Bluemont Vineyard.

Bluemont Vineyard’s wedding barn venue is one of the largest vineyard wedding and event venues in the area. “The Stable boasts an amazing view of the Loudoun Valley with a temperature controlled reception space and stone like floor. The classic pole barn style, paper lantern accents and aged barn beams provide a rustic backdrop for each client’s decor. The Bridal Suite is a serene space to prepare for a grand entrance to the lawn for spectactual ceremonies while the lantern lined veranda nicely accommodates cocktails with a view.”  If you are looking for a rustic elegant setting, we highly recommend Bluemont Vineyard!

Like with any beautiful setting, the last thing you want are giant speakers and wires to take away from the atmosphere.  Also, due to the barn size, we always bring our Bose wireless speakers for ample volume and sound throughout the evening’s festivities.  We were there recently for a wedding and took a picture to show we set-up the barn!

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Chris Laich Music DJ Set-up, Greenwell Foundation State Park Weddings

Thursday, February 6th, 2014

Many couples in DC, MD and VA opt for beautiful outdoor locations for their wedding.  Our team at Chris Laich Music Services has had the pleasure to work with couples getting marred at Greenwell State Park’s Rosedale Manor!  ”Located in the heart of Southern Maryland and nestled high on the banks of the Patuxent River, Greenwell State Park covers nearly 600 acres of woods and parkland…Historic Rosedale Manor and the adjoining Rose Garden make a beautiful setting for your wedding with breathtaking waterfront views.”  It provides such a picturesque setting for your outdoor wedding.

Outdoor locations don’t always have ample outlets needed for most DJ set-ups.  Which is why we always bring our wireless Bose speakers to provide ample sound and coverage in any outdoor area.  We were there recently for a wedding and took pictures to show we set-up for the cocktail hour and reception!


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