DJ John Young

DJ John Young

Wedding Entertainer John Young Create the wedding reception of your dreams with Hall Of Fame award winning Wedding Entertainer John Young. John brings years of experience and a knack for customizing the reception experience to match your personality and style.

Your night will be uniquely you and the fun reception your friends and family will talk about for years to come! John is an internationally know and respected trainer in the DJ industry and teaches wedding professionals tips on music selection and performance with his weekly web shows. John performs in Alexandra, St Cloud, Brainerd and surrounding communities in Minnesota.

Operating as usual

You’re Invited to the Wedding, if You Show Proof of Vaccination Some couples seeking a safer wedding are now requiring that their guests get a Covid-19 vaccine before attending.

One of the beat venues in the area!!


Set up and ready to go!! #WeddingSeason2020

10 Wedding Day Expenses That Married Couples Regret — Apartment Therapy Whenever couples share their wedding stories, it’s typically a highlight reel. They tend to talk about the most magical moments they experienced, focus on the items they’re glad they splurged on, reveal their favorite photos, and then conclude by saying that it was ultimately a perfect day. But,...

After some early returning to wedding events.. we have guests in the crowd that are more comfortable with connecting/engaging.. and some not so much.. this is a GREAT idea for those that can share their comfort level but not have to vocalize the 'I am keeping my distance' part.

St. Cloud businesses shut down as coronavirus effects show

Wow! One of our original wedding rental shops is closing for good! :( Geyer Rental in St. Cloud is no more. Geyer Wedding and Event Rentals at 1816 W. St. Germain St. and Bumbledee's at 707 St. Germain St. are both closing.

What Will Weddings Be Like After COVID Restrictions are Lifted?

Some ideas if you are working on late 2020 or early 2021 weddings. From smaller tables to unique entertainment, these are the ways weddings will change after COVID restrictions are lifted.

The Office Cast Re-Created the Show's Wedding Dance For a Newly Married Couple, and Oh My Heart

Here would be something SWEET for Office fans! John Krasinski had another Office reunion during his YouTube show Some Good News. During episode seven, the actor helped a superfan get married over Zoom.

Central Minnesota Virtual Prom 2020 Night One starts at 8 pm central!

The two main links for the show tonight.. feeds start at about 7:45 pm central.. show starts at 8 pm central! for the main Twitch feed and for the Zoom feed (be sure to join the meeting with your computer audio, then mute your mic so you can listen to the show!)

Uploading a video on how to set up your sound/stream for tonight!

tomorrow night we do a LIVE stream virtual prom for area youth!! We run from 8 pm to 10 pm is the event page is the best video player...

Our back up video player is at

[02/22/20]   This is a trend coming on more in MN also. More couples saying 'I do' to wedding insurance.

Check out this head table from Adler Ranch

32 ft hand made head table....head table for a large wedding...or seating for 40ish for your micro elopement wedding....options and inclusions!

Camila Cabello - First Man (Audio)

Did you hear what might be the next hot wedding song in 2020??

"Romance" available at: Follow Camila: https...

The 2020 Wedding Songs to Get Your Guests on the Dance Floor

This is an interesting list! I wonder how many of these will be hot for our central MN weddings!! Make sure your dance floor is packed all night long by choosing to play some of these top wedding songs for 2020.

62 of the best wedding photos taken in 2019

Check out some of these AMAZING photos from 2019!! The Fearless Awards recognized the best wedding photography of 2019, which captured everything from the exchanging of vows to the receptions.

I just received an email... on this award I won from the Best Of Grey Eagle Awards...

Wow... I am either...

1. something big!


2. a search engine spider found my website and contact info and generated this sales email that puts in my info and creates a sales link on these 'awards' so they can make money on the selling of a plaque that is etched to say whatever their internet spider found...

would it be denial to just pretend it is #1??

Top Wedding Trends For 2020

A Minnesota look at the top wedding trends for 2020 It's a big time of year for wedding planning, and you can check out the latest trends this Sunday at The Forever Bride Market. (2:56) WCCO Mid-Morning – Nov. 6, 2019

'It's Time!" Mariah Carey says Christmas season has begun

Well, if Mariah says.. Too early to start playing Christmas? Not according to singer Mariah Carey.

This weekend concluded the summer of tent/outdoor weddings!

A few things for 2020..

1. Wireless audio is a MUST with tents! I upgraded a few pieces this summer, and have a plan to tweak that a bit to have sound out around the tents and grounds for that full area coverage even more than this year! For some locations this year we did 5 speaker placements.. a few could have used up to 8 for soft background coverage like you find walking in Vegas past the casinos.

2. CORDS.. HEAVY CORDS.. This was my trip to St. Cloud yesterday. It seems we had to run power up to 200 feet at times, and the bigger the power cord, the better. I will also be adding the twist and seal connection covers after this past weekend's wedding having moisture cause some issues.

3. Wait.. now we could do three weddings? Yes.. my two sons are both doing mobile events now! For 2020.. not only will Dad be doing weddings like he has for the past 30 years.. Brandon and Michael are also out now doing mobile events on their own.. and doing quite well with them if I might add!

So, for a quick recap.. I have performed outdoors with a fan, with a heater, with and without power.. yeah.. it was a fun season! :)


One of the best places for a wedding!

Lakeside will start booking weddings for 2021 the 1st of November. We never book more than a year out. So if your looking for a venue for the 2021 year please call Jill.

A Walk Around The Gathered Oaks Wedding Reception Site with John Young

John takes you on a tour of the Gathered Oaks wedding facilities in Alexandria, Minnesota and shares some tips on sound and room placement for a night everyone will enjoy!

You can reach John driectly at or request information at

Today wedding location!! Fire pit view.

10 Toxic Things That Can Ruin Your Wedding, According to a Wedding Planner

I have seen a few of these take the steam out of the day... Your wedding is a once-in-a-lifetime occasion—OK, maybe a twice-in-a-lifetime? (Or thrice? No judgement!) Whatever the case, you’ve spent a lot of time and probably a lot of money on this thing. With your...

7 Dos and Don'ts of Outdoor Wedding Cocktail Hours

Outdoors has been huge this summer. Some tips: Is there anything better than sipping cocktails in the sunshine?

Butter days in Millerville with garage door videos!

Beautiful day for a wedding! Gathered Oaks Alexandria

A sugar high just by walking by! :)

Church weddings now are a minority, as Minnesota couples choose convenience over tradition

An interesting article from today's Star Tribune The trend to barns, ranches and banquet halls reflects the record-high ranks of young adults with no ties to religious institutions, and the cultural drift from organized religion.

25 Gender-Neutral First Dance Songs Perfect for LGBTQ+ Weddings

Some solid first dance song options here! These songs celebrate love without assumptions.

Today’s wedding ceremony site! Officiated by John Young.

The dancefloor selfie booth becomes the garter photographer!! Minnewaska House

A smaller set up at Diamond Point Steakhouse Diamond Point Steakhouse

How To Give The Best Wedding Speech Ever

My friend Nick Spinelli put together a great little tips video on toasts!

So you've been chosen to have to give a speech at a wedding... don't worry! Whether you're doing a best man speech, maid of honor speech, matron of honor spe...

It was a long week with covering a national DJ convention and two weddings this weekend. Sometimes you have to power through with dark roast! :)

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