A new partnership, and our first ever discount code!

A new partnership, and our first ever discount code!

We at Pop Com Media are pleased to announce a new partnership with Old Stone Inn Boutique Hotel in Niagara Falls. For a number of years now, DJ Marinko has been welcoming their hotel guests with trend-driven tunes as they check in on New Years Eve, and doing the music and lights for their celebration later that night (as well as a few other special events). It has been a great fit since the beginning: classic atmosphere, award winning fine dining, amazing local wines, brews and spirits all served with side of fantastic music. If you're interested in booking a wedding at Old Stone Inn, you'll want to talk to Abbie, she'll listen to what you need and take care of everything. DJ Marinko is offering a special rate for brides booking at Old Stone Inn in Niagara Falls, Canada - Abbie has all the details, but if you need more info or have any questions, send us a message through our contact page or give us a call.

Also, January 14th and 15th are the dates for the Niagara Spring Wedding Show at Parkway Suites in St. Catharines. Be sure to have a look in your swag bag as Pop Com Media has given away a limited number of coupons for $150 off wedding DJ services. If you can't make it to the show but are still hoping to take advantage of this deal, the first 10 brides who send us a message through our contact page with the code "give me a deal" in the subject of their email will be given the same discount, so give us a shout!

Proud to be a part of Pride TORONTO 2016 #PrideTO

DJ Marinko joined Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Toronto Mayor John Tory and about a hundred thousand others on a sunny Sunday, July 3rd,  at the culmination of Pride Month in Toronto, marching in the Toronto Pride Parade. Marinko Jareb was selected by Coors Light for their float designed by Ramm Design Labs to select and play music as well as MC for the big event. Despite the sit in organized by Black Lives Matter, the Pride Parade was still a great big street party and as our DJ noted "This party is political, but it's not a political party. So everyone put your peace signs up for love an inclusivity!"  DJ Marinko then kicked off the festivities with Bruce Cockburn's 1984 hit song "Lover's in a Dangerous Time", which seemed to have special relevance for Pride 2016 considering the events in Orlando at Club Pulse on June 12, 2016. Here is a short video from that magical day

 

My top 5 wedding venues in the Niagara Region

My top 5 wedding venues in the Niagara Region

My Top 5 picks for wedding venues in the gorgeous Niagara Region:

5. Club La Salle, St. Catharines. This might seem like an odd choice, however this French Canadian Club hall, which recently celebrated it's 50th anniversary, is located on the shore of Lake Ontario and is very light on the budget. This venue is all about the sunset and beach, so skip their hall, rent a tent and have an outdoor wedding (remember to leave the high heels at home and go with sensible shoes that are forgiving when dancing outdoors).

4. Kurtz Orchards, Niagara-on-the-Lake. An idyllic summer wedding spot, Kurtz offers unparalleled outdoor spaces, literally a tender fruit orchard, accentuated by charming lighting and fire pits as well as a beautiful indoor space if the weather turns. If you follow wedding trends on Etsy and want wedding photos that will make all the hipsters jealous, this is the spot for you.

3. The Hayloft at Oast House, Niagara-on-the-Lake. This modern-rustic space has great views of vineyards and the escarpment and stellar in house beers. It’s relatively small, making it perfect for intimate celebrations, however rumor has it that they're expanding with a two tiered outdoor patio for 2016. I also happen to be the resident DJ and curator of sounds in charge of sonic branding for Oast House, so I can assure you that the rumors are true!

2. The Big Barn at Balls Falls, Vineland. This massive, beautiful and historic barn has so much character and such a warm and earthy vibe that it doesn't take much to dress it up and make it the perfect spot for a rustic wedding. Balls Falls Conservation Area, where the barn is located, is a great place to take photos with a number of lovely and picturesque backdrops. The on site wedding chapel makes this location a total blessing for those wanting a very traditional church ceremony.

1. Stratus Vineyards, Niagara-on-the-Lake. Sleek, modern and sophisticated meets utilitarian. Stratus has pretty much everything you could ask for in a venue: vineyard views on their beautiful outdoor patio, outdoor fireplaces, bocce ball on the grounds, grand indoor spaces and spectacular wines. I’ve played at Stratus for a few clients as well as for the Niagara Jazz Festival and they are great to work with.