welcome to IQ entertainment
Focused exclusively on your special day.
IQ Entertainment is not your average DJ Service. With over 20 years of experience of providing DJ services and event planning, our team is the most capable in the business in ensuring the events of your big day run smoothly and your guests are entertained beyond their expectations!
Is IQ Entertainment right for your event? Maybe. Here's five reasons to help you decide.
1. We are a boutique music and entertainment service.
We're not a DJ factory trying to fit in as many gigs as possible. We do less than a dozen events a year and only book one event in a day. You can be sure that on your day our entire efforts are focused on you.
2. You get our "A" game every time.
We only offer one package for weddings with everything included to make your day special:
- Ceremony music and audio
- Cocktails and Dinner background music
- Wedding Game/Entertainment Hosting
- Complete Audio Set-up including Subwoofer and cordless microphone
- Lighting Package
- Photo Booth/Selfie Station
- Awesome reception dance
- Full Emcee services as required
3. We include our Photo Booth/Selfie Station with Every Booking.
Way, way better than a standard photo booth, our IQ Selfie Station not only allows your guests unlimited fun but you also get to keep and share every photo taken at that booth! It also allows you as the bride and groom to get in on the fun as well and add some awesome spontaneous memories!
4. You get two of us.
We send two people on site with all our wedding and corporate event booking and at least one of us is an owner. This allows us to create a better overall event experience and helps ensure everything we do goes off without a hitch!
5. We understand business.
We also understand that sentence alone may not mean that much to you but here's why we think it's important. We currently own and operate other successful businesses and have for many years. Our core principle for success is a never-ending pursuit to provide the best level of customer service possible. It is this philosophy that we bring to every IQ Entertainment experience. As an IQ client, your event is our sole focus on that day and we have all hands on deck to ensure its success.
Meet our team
Yes, we're a family business!
Michael will likely be your first point of contact with IQ and oversees the business side of the company operations along with the other divisions of the Western group of companies.
As a professional MC and Host for over 25 years, Michael got his start as a nightclub and wedding DJ back in the 90's and has emceed everything from fifty person Christmas parties to rock concerts in front of 15,000 people.
Isiah and Michael launched IQ Entertainment back in 2014. Isiah oversees the music selection and on many occasions they will work the events together.
Isiah is also a professional stage actor and musician. If you're looking to create that memorable moment for your ceremony, have him perform an acoustic cover arrangement of your favorite song while you walk down the aisle!
Marketing and Event Design
Denise oversees lighting design, presentation and quality control. She ensures IQ's appearance, booth layout and production elements are always best-in-class.
If you have attended a corporate event in the Sylvan Lake area, chances are Denise is attached to it. As the Executive Director of the Sylvan Lake Chamber of Commerce, Denise is responsible for design, execution and branding for all major events under the Chamber banner.
Weddings and corporate events
What makes IQ the smart choice for your wedding entertainment? Quality and experience. We know how to keep your guests entertained, dancing and having a great time. From the latest Top 40 and Electronica to the best classic rock, country and party tunes we customize our playlist based on the guests so everybody gets their jam!
From intimate high-end corporate client functions to large-scale awards ceremonies of up to 500 people, Denise knows how to do it right. With an extensive network of vendors along with our in-house services, you can be assured of an amazing evening for your guests.
Michael and Isiah are experienced emcees, actors and announcers. We can provide a turnkey set-up for your next event including sound and lighting.
We love it when an event comes together!
We're proud to have hosted events for many great organizations including:
Shalom Counseling Gala
Sylvan Lake Chamber of Commerce
Dress for Success Gala
Classic Rock Weekend
Bard on Bower
Lindsay Thurber Convocation
Get some ideas, we'll be happy to sit down with you!
We do awesome work and can coordinate with your colors!
We will work with your planner to create effects and design to match your event theme!
Uplighting Sample #2
Put your signature, monogram or logo on display to personalize your event!
Small space booth set-up
We can match up to your colors!
Our awesome, easy to use selfie station can incorporate your monogram or brand
to commemorate your special day and get copies of all the fun
to share and keep for your own memories!
The Genius: $2695
Day before advance set-up
Up to twelve hours of coverage
Dinner/Speeches audio support including cordless microphone
Dance floor effects lighting
Room Uplighting (up to twelve lights)
Ceremony music and audio.
Wedding Game Hosting
Additional MC services as required
Two person team
Fog Machine/Dancing on a cloud $300
Generator (for off-site ceremony) $150
Gobo Projector $150
Gobo Design and Creation: $150
Travel: no charge for Red Deer, Sylvan Lake, Penhold, Blackfalds, Lacombe area. $100 for up to 50km outside of radius.
Acoustic Song Cover and Performance: $300
Selfie Station: $295
"IQ has done a fantastic job with the music and lighting with our signature event, the Mermaid Ball for the past three years and we would certainly recommend them to others." Sylvan Lake Chamber of Commerce
"Thank you so much for being the perfect DJ for our wedding! Just wanted to let you know that we all thought you were amazing and will be recommending you for any DJ or music needs." - Mandy and Tanner (Wedding)
"Isiah did a great job and our students had a blast!" Rhonda Sproxton, Teacher, École Barrie Wilson (School Dance)
"These were the toughest questions we have faced in any debate thus far..." Doug Hart - Federal NDP Candidate