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Who am I hiring?

Erica Rose PhotographyThe right team.

Backthird couples don't hire "just a DJ." Hotel Arista 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 Arista weddings also include live music.

What's my setup?

backgrd-065995-editedThe right tools.

Weddings at the Arista have their own flow - you might say your vows in the ballroom, move to the pre-function space for cocktails while staff "flip the room," then return to a completely reinvented ballroom for your dinner and dance times.

That lends a great sense of variety and movement to any Hotel Arista Naperville wedding - just as long as you know how to make the most of it.

All wedding packages below include:

  • Sound and microphones for your wedding ceremony
  • Standalone sound system for your cocktail music in the pre-function space
  • 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

3 Plans & Prices

Pick your plan.

Here are 3 ways to throw an unforgettable party at the Arista. 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. All that jazz



ceremony pianosolo piano


jazz duet (piano & bass)
jazz duet


jazz trio (piano, drums & bass)
jazz trio


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



Love live music? This wedding starts with a classic solo piano ceremony - then jazzes things up as your night goes on.

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2. A cocktail treat



classical string duet (violin & cello)classical duet


pop strings trio (violin, cello & piano)

pop strings trio


Your DJ directs dinner events and plays dinner music.


Your DJ plays what you want to dance to.



Your ceremony's pure traditional - but your cocktail time is surprisingly modern.

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3. Trust the DJ



ceremony DJ/engineerDJ/engineer


cocktail DJ/MC



dinner DJ-MC


dance DJ



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 Hotel Arista Naperville weddings we've performed in the past. But there's no such thing as a typical wedding!

photo by 2Swans PhotographyWant 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 quartet
  • Include uplighting
  • 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 Arista)
  • 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 can work great for a Hotel Arista Naperville wedding 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.

Backthird was a preferred vendor for our venue, and for good reason! They were wonderful - and they knew their way around.
Shawn Bristow

Joe & Amanda

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!
Shawn Bristow

Allison & Ben