~ The Better Business Bureau
~ The Maine Disc Jockey Network
~ The Maine Wedding Association
~ The National Association of Mobile Entertainers
~ Toastmasters International
M&M Entertainment has been the exclusive entertainment for many community efforts and charitable causes as well as the South Portland Community Center, and Mike Mahoney appears personally every Tuesday and Thursday night from 10PM -1AM at The Old Port Tavern right in the heart of the Old Port. Moulton St. Portland ME.
Mike Mahoney began his experience as a mobile entertainer in 1989 as a communication major at St. Joseph’s College in Windham, Maine, where he received his first experience in radio as an on air announcer and disc jockey. In 1991, he moved to WMPG in Portland, and as a news and weather announcer at WSHL at Stonehill College in Easton, Massachusetts.
While pursuing a bachelor’s degree at Stonehill and working at WSHL, Mike was offered a position as a back up DJ in a small club in Brockton, Massachusetts. Mike eventually became the house DJ at the same club and eventually began to perform at private parties and events. Thus, M&M Entertainment was born!
How long have you been a Maine DJ and how many wedding receptions have you performed? Mike Mahoney has provided high quality mobile entertainment for over 1,000 functions of all types. Approximately 70% of them have been weddings. Since moving to Maine in 1998, he does only one wedding per day, yours. Therefore, he rarely handles more than 40 weddings a year.
What are the reasons that you think I should hire you? There are many reasons to choose M&M Entertainment which amount to two simple principles we take very seriously. High quality entertainment and the Peace of mind in knowing your event will be handled professionally, and designed specifically to your tastes and desires. The end result of which is your own unique, one of a kind event that you and your guests will still be talking about for years to come.
Do you also Emcee the reception? Mike Mahoney is a professional Master of Ceremonies, making professional quality announcements as needed to make your event flow smoothly.
How many consultations do you provide in your package prices? How many would you like? While the standard is two meetings, Mike is available 24/7 to answer your questions, give advice, calm your nerves, and listen to your Ideas.
Do you provide an entertainment planner? You can plan your entire event online! Most people require a little more assistance than that, and Mike can easily walk you through it by phone or in person. We also have wedding planning materials at your disposal here at the office at all times.
Do you carry liability insurance? M&M Entertainment carries a comprehensive liability insurance policy that exceeds the industry standard.
What time do you arrive to set up your equipment? Mike will arrive the latter of, two hours prior to the event, or as soon as the venue is accessible.
Do you wear a suit? Our standard for wedding receptions is a finely tailored black tuxedo, including vest, unless otherwise instructed
How many songs do you have in your library? Mike will bring over 30,000 songs to your event
What format is your music in? CD & MP3
Do you provide a wireless microphone for speeches? Yes, a top quality Sennheiser microphone
Do you bring back up equipment with you? It is M&M Entertainments policy to ensure a smooth, uninterrupted event. For that reason, back up equipment will always be on site, because even the best equipment in the world can break down. You took every precaution before hiring us. You deserve the same in return.
What services are included in your standard package? Our standard package includes travel, all set up and breakdown time, any and all MC and event planning services necessary to make the event flow smoothly, including a pre-event site visit, pre-event meetings with the other event professionals, and up to four hours of performance time.
Do you offer lighting and sound upgrades? We have many lighting options to choose from, including architectural lighting and many types and styles of dance floor lighting.
How many people will cover the event? One person will DJ and MC your event, unless circumstances require assistance.
Are you available to perform beyond the contracted time? While the final decision often rests with your chosen venue, I am always available to continue the party at $75.00 per half hour.
Are there any additional charges? Only for upgrades in service, equipment or travel
Is a deposit required? Yes, a deposit of approximately 1/3 of your total rate is required when your contract is submitted to secure your date.
When? As soon as possible to hold the date. For many events reservations are made a year or more in advance.
When is the final payment due? In order to allow a stress free wedding day, we request final payment one week prior to your event. Final payment will be accepted on the day of your reception in cash or money order only.
What are the refunds/cancellation terms? The retainer is non refundable, however, if an event is canceled, we may offer to use the retainer to retain our services for an alternate date we do not charge for the event unless I perform. The reason for holding the retainer is simply the lost opportunity cost to me for holding that date.
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