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Who am I hiring?

Elite PhotoThe right team.

Backthird couples don't hire "just a DJ." The Heritage Prairie Farm wedding packages below include:

  • Account Manager to build your wedding plan and serve as your office contact and confidant
  • Lead DJ and Assistant DJ to build your wedding agenda, run sound, mix music and act as Master of Ceremonies
  • On Call DJ to be on standby on your wedding date, in case of emergency

Want to set your wedding apart? Many Heritage Prairie Farm weddings also include live music.

What's my setup?

photo by Kelly VanderploegThe right tools.

Weddings at the Heritage Prairie Farm are unique - you'll say your vows in a stunning lawn or garden, move to a different outdoor space for cocktails, then transition to the main tent when it's time to dine and dance your night away.

That makes for a great flow to your farm wedding and reception - as long as your DJ knows how to work at Heritage Prairie Farm.

All wedding packages below include:

  • Sound and microphones for your wedding ceremony
  • Standalone sound system for your cocktail music in a separate outdoor area
  • Our standard DJ setup for your dinner and dance times - including a wireless mic for toasts and MC services, music system (with backup) for dinner and dance tunes, and fun-but-not-overbearing dance lighting

What exactly will your wedding sound setup look like at Heritage Prairie Farm? Take a look.

3 Plans & Prices

Pick your plan.

Here are 3 ways to throw an unforgettable party at Heritage Prairie Farm. Find your favorite, or customize anything below to suit your style and budget.

Plans below assume a 7-hour wedding celebration: 1 hour for your ceremony, 1 for cocktails, 2 for dinner, speeches and special events - and 3 hours to dance.

1. Acoustic Blend

$/Annual

Ceremony

pop trio ceremony (violin, cello & piano)
pop strings trio

Cocktails

pop strings quartet (violin, cello, guitar & percussion)
pop strings quartet

Dinner

pop strings quartet (violin, cello, guitar & percussion)
pop strings quartet

Dancing

Your DJ runs your WHOLE reception as MC, then rocks the dance floor when dinner is done.
DJ/MC

$4890

 

Traditional roots, modern vibe - that's the pop strings approach. This plan varies your night so the sound is always fresh.

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2. Strings & Things

$/Annual

Ceremony

classical duet (violin & cello)classical duet

Cocktails

pop strings trio (violin, cello & piano)

pop strings trio

Dinner

Your DJ directs dinner events and plays dinner music.
DJ/MC

Dancing

Your DJ plays what you want to dance to.
DJ/MC

$3240

 

This plan gets you a more traditional ceremony sound, live cocktail music - and a reduced cost.

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3. Trust the DJ

$/Day

Ceremony

ceremony DJ/engineerDJ/engineer

Cocktails

cocktail DJ/MC

DJ/MC

Dinner

dinner DJ-MC
DJ/MC

Dancing

dance DJ
DJ/MC

$1795

 

Don't need live music? Let your DJ personalize your whole night, from first look to last dance.

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What affects my wedding cost?

More or less.

The plans and rates above are typical of weddings we've performed at Heritage Prairie Farm. But there's no such thing as a typical wedding!

photo by O'Malley KingWant to customize these plans? For a little MORE than the rates above, you could:

  • Include different live music, like a jazz quintet or a pop strings group that includes both piano AND guitar
  • Include uplighting (a great complement to the Farm's natural charm!)
  • Extend your celebration to last longer than 7 hours total, including the ceremony

Your wedding might cost LESS than the rates above if:

  • You need reception service only (no wedding ceremony at the farm)
  • The celebration lasts less than 6 hours total

We can put professional entertainment plans together at most budget levels - but the single biggest factor in your wedding cost is the size of your guest list.

Which plan do you like best?

Any of the 3 plans above will work great for your wedding at Hertiage Prairie Farm in Elburn. We should know - we've done them!

But you can customize, too: Mix and match elements you like from different plans, or ask us how to personalize to fit your style and budget.

So what's your plan? Use this form to tell us what you like - we'll check to make sure it's still possible on your event date. Then we'll contact you personally talk about next steps.

Since our reception was part on a lawn/part in a tent/part in a barn, we had some unique requests. From my first conversation with Backthird, I could already tell that this company would be able to make our vision a reality. The guests loved the music selection, the quartet was amazing... I still have people telling me how awesome they were! 
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Clem & Kristy

People were dancing from dinner until last call! The DJs are phenomenal at reading the guests and choosing songs that the most people are going to enjoy while also taking into consideration the musical taste of the bride and groom... I can't say enough good things about our experiences with Backthird and would recommend them to anyone!
read the full review on the Knot!

Allison & Ben