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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 Popular Arista Plans

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.

1. All that jazz



ceremony pianosolo piano


jazz duet (piano & bass)
jazz duet


jazz guitar quartet
jazz quartet


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. (Want a bigger sound? True Pricing lets you make that trio a quartet for no extra cost if you like it that way.)

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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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True Wedding Pricing

One rate; infinite variations.

Backthird practices True Wedding Pricing.

photo by 2Swans PhotographyWhat's that mean? You pay one flat cost for ALL wedding day sound and music. 

  • No extra costs
  • No surprises
  • Infinite personalization

We only have three packages. Every package includes everything you need for your entire day. The only difference is whether you include live music for most of your day, for just part of your day or not at all.

You still pick your style of live music and the number of musicians for each part of your celebration. We still match you with a specific DJ and you still work personally with them to customize requests and details. And, unlike with other DJs, there are no extras or upcharges to expect later.

To see our simple, all-inclusive rates, click here. For more on why we price this way, check out this video.

Which plan do you like best?

Any of the 3 plans above works great for a Hotel Arista Naperville wedding.

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