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Who am I hiring?


The right team.

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

What's my setup?

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Weddings at the Haight are unique - you'll say your vows in one room, move downstairs for cocktails then transition somewhere new again to dine and dance the night away.

That makes for a great flow to your Haight wedding reception - as long as your DJ knows how to work at the Haight. 

All wedding packages below include:

  • Sound and microphones for your wedding ceremony
  • Standalone sound system for your cocktail music in the Haight bar
  • 3-speaker setup for your dinner and dance times - so your dining room AND dance floor have sound coverage

3 Plans & Prices

Pick your plan.

Here are 3 ways to throw an unforgettable party at the Haight. 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



DJ plays ceremony music & mics your officiantDJ/engineer


You drink; we tinkle (the ivories).

solo jazz piano


Your DJ directs dinner events and plays dinner music.


Your DJ plays what you want to dance to.



Make the most of the Haight's unique bar area with a solo jazz pianist playing during your cocktail time.

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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 weddings we've performed at the Haight. But there's no such thing as a typical wedding.


Want 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
  • Include uplighting (a great complement to the Haight's architecture!)
  • 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 Haight)
  • 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 the Haight in Elgin. 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