Kjirstin & George • Unitarian Society of Santa Barbara • Wedding Reception
“BOOK HER! there's a reason why she's garnered so many accolades & praise. she worked our wedding during an epic heatwave and managed to keep the guests shaking their tail feathers despite the 101-degree night. her communication was stellar and her playlist was spot-on with our tastes, but it was her ability to keep the pulse of the party going that made the night a true success.”
Gigliola & Luke • DOS PUEBLOS ORCHID FARM • Wedding Ceremony + Reception
“The BEST DJ Ever! Darla is hands-down the best! We adore her in every way- she is creative, professional, reliable, passionate and understands your tastes and preferences with little instruction. She kept our dance floor full all night which was our biggest request for our whole wedding day! We could not recommend her enough!"
JOANNA & RICH • MADONNA INN • WEDDING CEREMONY + RECEPTION
“The best DJ! Darla was the best DJ we could’ve asked for! She has been a dream to work with since day one. Darla worked with us on scheduling a timeline for the reception. When we were unsure of certain songs she gave us great feedback. Most importantly, everyone had a great time at our reception. She’s great at reading the crowd, modifying as needed and making sure everyone is out on the dance floor. Thank you Darla for making our already wonderful wedding day that much better!”
JULIANNA & CHRIS • MOXI MUSEUM • Wedding Reception + After-Hours Party
"You are the absolute BEST. Thanks for rocking the party and keeping everyone going for that extended time. We are so happy we were able to work with you! I know we gave you a long list but you were awesome at reading the crowd and knowing what they wanted to hear. Everyone had a great time!"
Glenna & Scottie • Santa Ynez Private Ranch • Wedding Ceremony + Reception
“DJ Darla Bea gave us the party of a lifetime! The whole process was easy, fun and stress free. She was everything we wanted in a vendor. She had great suggestions for the type of music we wanted and how the flow of the night should go. We never had to prompt her or ask for anything she was on it the whole time, thinking ahead and ready to go. She DJ'd the whole event from ceremony to reception and never once a dull moment. We wanted a huge party for our friends and family and that's exactly what she brought. Not only is she extremely professional but very down to earth and someone We could trust right away.”
AMY & WES • Westlake Village Inn • Wedding Ceremony + Reception
“Darla was our DJ for our Wedding Ceremony and Reception and I cannot say enough incredible things about her!!!! She put on the most amazing reception and had everyone dancing-young to old! You can definitely tell that she knows how to read the crowd and keep the party going. We didn't have too much to give her for direction but did have some specifics in terms of song choice, and she made everything more perfect that we could have planned! She even coordinated with my Maid of Honor for music for her surprise rap!!! When I watched our ceremony video, I could tell that the music was perfect! She did an amazing job of following our minimal direction and creating a romantic and fun seating playlist, plus executed our ceremony playlist PERFECTLY! She was also super flexible when we decided to add an hour at the last minute, which was awesome and it felt like she even kept playing for some extra time. Everyone had such an amazing night and kept commenting on how great the music and party was. I would 100% recommend Darla for any kind of reception or party!!!”
Sarah & Andrew • Madonna Inn • Wedding Ceremony + Reception
DJ Darla was recommended to me by a friend who went to a wedding she deejayed, and I’m oh so happy she was and so are my wedding guests. I was never the girl who dreamed of planning her wedding who had all the songs picked out right from the get go. The prospect of finding a good DJ was daunting, especially since I’d been to events with bad DJs and saw how much of a downer a bad DJ can be. DJ Darla Bea was the first and only DJ I met with in the planning process because right from the start I was wooed not just by her accolades and experience but by how personable and helpful she is. Busy and in demand though she may be, Darla always made me feel like a priority. She was always prompt with communication and helpful in a multitude of ways. Darla was immensely helpful with song selections, knowing just the right kinds of songs and armed with recommendations for everything from the bouquet toss to our grand entrance; she sent us set lists to help us design our own. More than that, though, she helped us draft a timeline of our wedding and kept things running smoothly all throughout the day. She accommodated us having our ceremony and reception in two different locations at the venue, and her voice throughout the entire event was pleasant and never obtrusive. When our guests were slow to dance, she managed to pull them together and get them grooving. Our music was one of the things our guests complimented us on most, and it wouldn’t have been possible with out DJ Darla Bea. Darla is so great, my husband and I miss having an excuse to communicate with her, and we hope to go to one of the venues she regularly deejays at. Hands down, working with DJ Darla Bea was my favorite part of the wedding planning process and her awesomeness showed on our big day.”
ZOEY & MITCHELL • Private Estate in Santa Barbara • Wedding Reception
“You are seriously THE BEST! Weddings can be stressful, but working with you was a breeze. Not only did you make us feel comfortable throughout the entire process, but you totally understood our vibe and helped bring our vision to life! The dance floor was PACKED the entire night. I am still (6 months later) having friends and family reach out to me, telling me they had a BLAST and that it was the best wedding they've ever been to. We cannot thank you enough!!”
Sarah & Scott • Madonna Inn • Wedding RECEPTION
“Thank you so much for being such an absolute pleasure to work with! From the get-go you were very responsive & positive. The day of the wedding you were not only bringing the jams but all of the good energy & the unicorn vibes. Keep doing what you are doing because you are incredible & the world needs more kick-ass female DJ’s. I’m a HUGE fan."
ERICA & NICOLE • Cold Spring Tavern • Wedding Ceremony + Reception
“We couldn’t have imagined our wedding without Darla!!! She is the best in town!! She made our day so special. Thank you DJ Darla Bea!!!”
STEPHANIE & ARI • The Narrative Loft • Wedding Ceremony + Reception
"Thank YOU! You were the musical cherry on top of our special day Darla!"
MARIE & ANDREW • Private Estate in Montecito • Wedding Reception
“Darla did an amazing job to cater to the differing musical tastes at my wedding. She really read the crowd well. I absolutely would recommend her for your next event.”
Alisa & CHRIS • Santa Barbara Carriage and Western Art Museum • Wedding CEremony + Reception
You NEED her at your Wedding!! Period.
“We can't say enough about the AMAZING Darla Bea! She was so fun to work with, read the crowd perfectly and helped to make our wedding day the best. Our wedding wouldn't have been the same without her musical knowledge and ability to adapt to our country flair! THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts!!!
You are ridiculously amazing. HUGE THANKS to you for helping to make it the best. Day. Ever. ❤️❤️❤️”
Jessica & Michael • SOHO MUSIC CLUB • Wedding RECEPTION
“Thank You, Darla! When we first met you and described our theme and music tastes, Michael & I agreed “Darla gets it.” And you were absolutely amazing- you got the feel & vibe going with the best music choices which made everyone happy and kept me dancing! Now that my schedule is opening up, I’ll keep my eye out for DJ Darla Bea hosted events. Much love to you & thank you for being such a large part of our amazing day.”
DIANE & KEVIN • Private Ranch in Santa Ynez • Wedding Ceremony + RECEPTION
“Darla Bea, what you helped create at our Wedding was wonderful! Kevin and I are so grateful to you for bringing such joy and fun to our magical day! As always, you know how to read the crowd and play just the right set of music. Thank you!!”
Kate & Jack • The Narrative Loft • Wedding Reception
“DJ Darla Bea was brilliant! She DJ'd the reception for my wedding and read the room perfectly. She could've kept the party going all night long. With little guidance she chose the perfect music and was an excellent MC. Absolutely amazing! She deserves 10 stars!”
Melly & John • Riviera Mansion • Wedding Ceremony + Reception
“DJ Darla Bea was such the sweetest DJ we could ever ask for! Professional, responsive, even allowed my mom to indulge on a Michael Jackson song. I cannot thank you enough, our guests had the best time because of the playlist you played, a night to remember!”
Rachel & Perry • EL Capitan • Wedding Ceremony + Reception
“For years I have dreamed of having Darla Bea DJ our wedding! It was a dream come true having her spin for our celebration. As a fellow musician myself, having the best possible music is super important to me for any celebration. Darla Bea is very adept at playing a wide range of genres and artists and can expertly tailor playlists to best suit her clients' tastes. She also spent quality time with me over the phone talking about our song and genre requests and then did a superb job at reading the crowd throughout the evening and playing some really fun, eclectic songs that everyone loved and were surprised by! She also did a seamless job at giving a lavalier mic to our officiant, having a guitarist play acoustically before the ceremony, then changing locations for the after-party. She's always a joy to work with and is also super reasonably priced. We loved having Darla DJ for us and couldn't have been happier with how the celebration went! Big thanks to DJ Darla Bea!”
KACY & KYLE • ROCKWOOD WOMAN’S CLUB • WEDDING CEREMONY + RECEPTION
“Darla put on our wedding reception for us and killed it! I’ve never seen a room of 100 people hit the dance floor on the very first song as excitedly and quickly as I did that night! To this day, friends keep telling us how much fun they had dancing at our wedding; that there was not a single song they didn’t love! Darla made sure to talk about our vision/personal preferences before the event and integrated them in such a way that synced with the energy to keep the party going ‘til the last song. By the end of the night, my husband and I were on stage leading our attendees in a karaoke-esque performance with everyone singing along at the top of their lungs! Wish it never had to end! We would highly recommend Darla to anyone who wants to make their reception one to remember.”
JORDAN & ERIK • DOS PUEBLOS ORCHID FARM • WEDDING CEREMONY + RECEPTION
"Darla was great! She kept everyone dancing all night long and let guests write down song requests during dinner. She provided suggestions for songs for our special moments that we needed help with and even found a special instrumental version of a song for our ceremony. She went above and beyond to make sure our day was special and how we had imagined it. We loved every second of working with her!"