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Best Arizona Wedding DJs – Wedding Elite

Best Arizona Wedding DJs

Wedding Elite Magazine and App Best Wedding DJ's in AZ 2012
The Wedding Elite Magazine Award for Best Wedding DJs in Arizona 2012

With the #1 best-selling bridal magazine on the Apple Newsstand, Wedding Elite Magazine recently conducted a number of internet based polls to determine the best wedding vendors in Arizona, as well as other states across the nation. 3 Oceans Entertainment was honored to be rated as one of the 2012 Top 5 Best Arizona Wedding DJs with a 3rd place finish. Congratulations to Starz Entertainment and Desert House Productions with the top two spots respectively. In fairness, one company advertises 10 DJs on staff and the other 2. We have 1, so I’m happy to take the bronze award while being outnumbered.

This particular award was based solely on number of votes. In other words, a company with multiple DJs on staff is more likely to get a higher number of votes. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, just the way some DJ companies choose to do business. It’s called a multiple operator model, or “multi-op,” as opposed to a “single-op” format. I’ve chosen to go with the single-op for two reasons; one is my wife does not want to be a DJ, and the other is I believe in dependability and accountability. With DJ service from 3 Oceans Entertainment, your DJ is Cameron Carpenter. That’s me. You get to deal directly with the person doing your event, so I learn as much as I can about your musical tastes, desires and vision for your event, and try my best to make it happen. I strongly believe that your event is about you, and frankly there are far too few DJs who believe the same way. The truth is the vast majority of wedding DJs that I’ve seen try to make it about them, thinking they should demand attention by acting stupid – yelling into the microphone non-stop in a fake voice, hosting ridiculous games and crazy contests that embarrass you and your guests, and worse.  I just don’t see the point with all this ridiculous nonsense, and that’s why I’m clear about leaving the attitude and ego behind. A special event such as a wedding should be elegant and fun, and I have no desire to be some sort of party clown.

(You may have noticed that we do offer multiple services and wondered how that works. My wife and I have a system that allows us to provide two of our three services at one event, and use an assistant for the third one if needed. I network with other professionals who have a similar price and style to allow this, and also for coverage in the extreme case of illness. Please call me for details if you’re wondering about specifics.)

2013 Wedding Elite Magazine and App Member

Wedding Elite Magazine
The Wedding Elite Magazine

3 Oceans Entertainment is included in the new edition of The Wedding Elite Magazine and App, available in the iTunes App Store as one of their preferred wedding vendors in Arizona.

They are not trying to be a comprehensive directory listing of every wedding vendor out there, instead “Wedding Elite Magazine is an exclusive print and digital magazine showcase featuring premier wedding professionals throughout the United States. Our goal is to connect discerning brides with wedding vendors who portray the utmost in class, professionalism, and talent.” (Quoted from their website,

3 Oceans Entertainment in The Wedding Elite
3 Oceans Entertainment in The Wedding Elite Magazine Spring/Summer 2013 Issue

I answered “yes” to all of these questions, and felt good about being aligned with an organization that promotes quality.  Please visit my website at for additional information.




Sedona Wedding Venue

We are a Phoenix based event service provider, but when we travel “up north” for a wedding, our preferred Sedona wedding venue is Sedona Golf Resort.

Sedona Golf Resort - Sedona Wedding Venue
Sedona Golf Resort in Sedona, Arizona

Our Preferred Sedona Wedding Venue

Katie Draxler at Sedona Golf Resort
Wedding Coordinator Katie Draxler

The views are stunning, the vibe is great, and the moderate and pleasant weather can be a welcome relief from the oppressive Phoenix heat.  The staff here does a great job, and in particular the Wedding Coordinator Katie Draxler is fantastic.  She cares so much for her clients (who all seem to become friends by wedding time) and it really shows.  We see many happy Brides, Grooms, Friends and Family who are completely thrilled with her and the “above and beyond” level of service that she provides along with the rest of her staff.  As a wedding vendor who focuses on personal service, we respect, appreciate and share that type of commitment.  There are many beautiful locations in our state of Arizona, but when considering venues for Sedona Weddings, this is the one that we recommend.

Additionally, there are many gorgeous sites nearby for photography and videography sessions, and you should be able to get some great engagement photos, “trash the dress” shots (if that’s your thing) vacation photos and video and more.  Folks often take the week off to enjoy their honeymoon in the relaxed and friendly atmosphere in Sedona, surrounded by red rock splendor with ample hiking, fishing, camping activities nearby, and of course abundant golf and spa activities.  After all, it is Sedona Golf Resort, and it’s a fantastic choice for your Sedona Wedding Venue.

SGR in Sedona AZ
Sedona Golf Resort

DJ/MC, Photography and Videography services for Arizona Weddings

Please consider 3 Oceans Entertainment for your DJ, Photography and Videography needs in Sedona or anywhere in Arizona.  We offer 1, 2 or all 3 services, and are happy to work with any other vendors that you may decide to choose.  It can be your special Sedona Wedding!