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Absolute Entertainment

Holyoke , MA
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1500 Northampton Street Suite 7, Off 91 in the Rite Aid Plaza 2nd Floor
Holyoke, MA 01040 US (map)

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413-262-5573

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ABOUT US

2013 Wedding Wire Brides Choice Award recipient. Owner operated for 23 years specializing in weddings with some of the best sound and lighting equipment in the industry.

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2013 Wedding Wire Brides Choice Award recipient. Owner operated for 23 years specializing in weddings with some of the best sound and lighting equipment in the industry.

The key to a smooth wedding reception is all in the details and planning. You can rely on my 23 years of experience to help you plan your reception. I offer completely personalized, custom wedding entertainment, no two weddings are alike.


I know that your wedding is a once in a lifetime event. Because of this, you will be making many tough choices to assure that your wedding day is as special as you have always dreamed. You will remember this day forever! ABSOLUTE ENTERTAINMENT can help transform any wedding day into an event your friends and family will still be talking about years from now.

Designer Weddings
I design your wedding reception with you, customizing the entertainment to meet your specifications. Together, we’ll carefully plan each element of the reception, including the traditional activities you would like to have, special dances, a complete listing of song requests, and unique events you would like to create. This is your day. You tell me what you want. Each wedding reception I produce is one-of-a-kind!
I’m aware you have special songs in mind for your wedding, and I encourage you to express your ideas. I make a tremendous effort to play every request made by you and your guests. My goal is to play what you, your family and your friends want to hear.
Absolute Entertainment offers benefits like:

Free Online Planning Tools – planning forms, event time lines, request lists and much more are available from the comfort of your own home.

Free Unlimited Phone & Email Consultations – no matter how big or small the request or question.

Free Personal Consultation – I meet with you at least once to go over all the details.

Unlimited Music Requests – I bring over 10,000 songs to each function to ensure a wide variety for you and your guests. You can search my entire music database of over 300,000 songs and create your own music request and do-not-play lists.

Customer Service Guarantee – upon booking me, if you call or email me and I don’t respond within 24 hours, you will receive $100 off of your balance. Your phone calls and emails are that important to me.

81% of guests say the thing they remember most about a wedding is the entertainment.

I’m looking forward to serving your entertainment needs. Please contact me early, to reserve your date or schedule a FREE, No Obligation consultation. Read less
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INFO FOR DJ

What music genres are in your collection?
50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, Big Band, Classic Rock, Classical, Country, Dance, Funk, Hip Hop, Jazz, Motown, Oldies, Pop, R&B, Rock, Soul, Swing
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Describe your DJ style:
My style is what you, your family and guests want. Since 1991, I have performed at hundreds of events. No two weddings are the same and no two crowds are the same.
Is there a limit to the amount of music that can be requested?
No but keep in mind what you request sitting at home may not be the mood of the crowd the day of the reception. I always suggest requests but also leaving it up to the crowd and my experience to keep the dance floor full.
What is your usual attire?
Whatever you request. For wedding receptions, I usually wear a Tuxedo.
If you do not have one of the songs pre-requested by the client, do you require that they provide it?
I have thousands of songs and they are all available for you to browse on my website. In the unlikely event I do not have your requested song, I will do everything within my power to find it.
How many other DJs do you work with?
None, I personally perform at every event.
What is the minimum amount of time you will DJ for?
I have no minimum I will play for but I do not charge by the hour, it is by the event.
Is the client able to meet the DJ before booking?
Yes and it is highly encouraged.
Do you specialize in any ethnic or international events?
No
Can the client submit a do-not-play list?
Yes. My entire library is available online and request lists are available in Must Play, Play if Possible and Do Not Play.
Do you bring your own equipment?
Yes. I actually bring two complete systems to every event.
What (if any) special equipment, such as disco balls or lighting, is offered with your service?
I offer a full dance lighting systems and up-lighting.
How much time do you usually need to set up? Do you require that the site or client provide a table for you to set up on?
Set-up usually takes about an hour and a half. The site should have a minimum of a 6 foot table available. I am able to provide this if needed.
Do you have any extra space requirements?
I usually require a 8 foot by 6 foot area.
Do you have a sign or banner that you use at events?
No. This is your wedding day, not a trade show. I do have business cards available behind my display if people want to know who I am.
Do you usually emcee the event or talk between songs?
I will emcee or master of ceremonies but will not use a lot of chatter during or between songs.
How would you motivate the crowd if no one is dancing?
This is something that is discussed at our consultation. I will not do anything without discussing it with you first. There will be NO surprises on your wedding day.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
I do not require a break but a meal should be provided.
Will you arrange for recorded music to play during your breaks?
N/A
What is your backup plan in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
Yes, I work closely with other DJ's if something were to happen beyond my control.
Do you book yourself for more than one event in a day?
No, I only book one event per day. This way I am available if your reception time needs to be moved, you need me to come earlier or stay later. I perform at every event.
What is your overtime rate?
$50.00 per half hour.
Do you charge for travel expenses? If yes, how much do you charge?
Travel charges only apply to events over 30 miles outside of the Springfield, MA area. Charges will depend on distance to include gas and/or hotel.
What is the required deposit to secure your services?
Depending on the package chosen, the typical deposit is $250.00

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Chrissy
Wedding:
11/1/2014
5.0/5.0
Greg/Absolute Entertainment was amazing. He was so easy to work with, very professional, and always got back to us when we had questions. We had many compliments from our guests about how great our DJ was. His planning forms are easy to use and he really made our reception run very smoothly from the introductions all the way to the last dance. And the uplighting made it look great too!!

I loved how he told our "love story" before he introduced us and the centerpiece game was a big hit with everyone!! The reception is always the most memorable part of a wedding, and ours was amazing thanks to Greg!!
Greg/Absolute Entertainment was amazing. He was so easy to work with, very professional, and always got back to us when we Read more...
Greg/Absolute Entertainment was amazing. He was so easy to work with, very professional, and always got back to us when we had questions. We had many compliments from our guests about how great our DJ was. His planning forms are easy to use and he really made our reception run very smoothly from the introductions all the way to the last dance. And the uplighting made it look great too!!

I loved how he told our "love story" before he introduced us and the centerpiece game was a big hit with everyone!! The reception is always the most memorable part of a wedding, and ours was amazing thanks to Greg!! Read less
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Chelsea
Wedding:
10/4/2014
5.0/5.0
Greg was AMAZING! Our wedding ended up being incredibly muddy and Greg handled it soooo well and so professionally! He had so many great ideas to make our wedding fun and unique and he always got back to us really quick. Great guy, great DJ! I would highly recommend him!!!
Greg was AMAZING! Our wedding ended up being incredibly muddy and Greg handled it soooo well and so professionally! He had Read more...
Greg was AMAZING! Our wedding ended up being incredibly muddy and Greg handled it soooo well and so professionally! He had so many great ideas to make our wedding fun and unique and he always got back to us really quick. Great guy, great DJ! I would highly recommend him!!! Read less
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Anna
Wedding:
10/4/2014
5.0/5.0
Greg did an amazing job at our wedding!! We still have guests raving about the little details he had helped with, like the musical chairs game we planned, table game to get people in the dancing spirit, and my favorite, his idea to give a "love story" before we made our entrance into the reception! He really helped to make our day unique and very "us"! He was incredibly accommodating, even meeting me at my work just weeks before the wedding to go over some details. He was VERY quick to respond to emails, and the online forms he uses for music selection is incredibly easy to use. He even was able to get a copy of the Golden Girls Theme Song I wanted to throw in our introduction for fun! Overall, I would definitely recommend Greg at Absolute Entertainment!
Greg did an amazing job at our wedding!! We still have guests raving about the little details he had helped with, like the Read more...
Greg did an amazing job at our wedding!! We still have guests raving about the little details he had helped with, like the musical chairs game we planned, table game to get people in the dancing spirit, and my favorite, his idea to give a "love story" before we made our entrance into the reception! He really helped to make our day unique and very "us"! He was incredibly accommodating, even meeting me at my work just weeks before the wedding to go over some details. He was VERY quick to respond to emails, and the online forms he uses for music selection is incredibly easy to use. He even was able to get a copy of the Golden Girls Theme Song I wanted to throw in our introduction for fun! Overall, I would definitely recommend Greg at Absolute Entertainment! Read less
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Shannon
Wedding:
9/20/2014
5.0/5.0
From the very first moment you initiate contact with Greg, he makes you feel like a lifelong friend. His professionalism and extensive knowledge completely erases the anxiety of wedding planning. As a person who doesn't dance at all, I didn't leave the dance floor all night! He keeps the guests engaged and adds a spice that you rarely see at weddings. If you choose him, your wedding will be anything but cookie cutter!!!
From the very first moment you initiate contact with Greg, he makes you feel like a lifelong friend. His professionalism Read more...
From the very first moment you initiate contact with Greg, he makes you feel like a lifelong friend. His professionalism and extensive knowledge completely erases the anxiety of wedding planning. As a person who doesn't dance at all, I didn't leave the dance floor all night! He keeps the guests engaged and adds a spice that you rarely see at weddings. If you choose him, your wedding will be anything but cookie cutter!!! Read less
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Andrew
Wedding:
9/13/2014
5.0/5.0
Greg was a pleasure to work with. He always gets back to you when you call with questions and went out of his way to set up his audio system to allow for the brother of the groom and a violinist to sing/play a song for the newlyweds during their first dance.
Greg was a pleasure to work with. He always gets back to you when you call with questions and went out of his way to set Read more...
Greg was a pleasure to work with. He always gets back to you when you call with questions and went out of his way to set up his audio system to allow for the brother of the groom and a violinist to sing/play a song for the newlyweds during their first dance. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
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Greg did a phenomenal job DJ'ing our wedding. From the initial planning through the final execution, he was highly professional, courteous, and responsive. He possesses a great deal of talent and experience as well as extensive musical knowledge. Greg is on top of contemporary hits as well as classics spanning many different genres and eras. When it comes to reading a crowd and making the right choices to keep the party going and the energy high, Greg is top notch. He served up a seamless flow of great music that kept our guests excited and the dance floor filled. When trying to put together a great reception (or party of any type, really), we don't think any choice is more important that what DJ you use. You can't go wrong with Greg, and we are so glad that we selected him for our event!
Greg did a phenomenal job DJ'ing our wedding. From the initial planning through the final execution, he was highly Read more...
Greg did a phenomenal job DJ'ing our wedding. From the initial planning through the final execution, he was highly professional, courteous, and responsive. He possesses a great deal of talent and experience as well as extensive musical knowledge. Greg is on top of contemporary hits as well as classics spanning many different genres and eras. When it comes to reading a crowd and making the right choices to keep the party going and the energy high, Greg is top notch. He served up a seamless flow of great music that kept our guests excited and the dance floor filled. When trying to put together a great reception (or party of any type, really), we don't think any choice is more important that what DJ you use. You can't go wrong with Greg, and we are so glad that we selected him for our event! Read less
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Molly
Wedding:
7/26/2014
5.0/5.0
Greg was absolutely fantastic! He helped us every step of the way-throughout the planning process until the very end of our event. He had some great and unique ideas to keep the guests entertained and had everyone on the dance floor for hours. Greg's professionalism really set him apart from other dj's that we spoke with and I would recommend him to everyone for any event in a heartbeat. After the reception we received so many compliments on how great our dj was. If we ever have another event where a dj is needed, we would hire Greg without hesitation.
Greg was absolutely fantastic! He helped us every step of the way-throughout the planning process until the very end of Read more...
Greg was absolutely fantastic! He helped us every step of the way-throughout the planning process until the very end of our event. He had some great and unique ideas to keep the guests entertained and had everyone on the dance floor for hours. Greg's professionalism really set him apart from other dj's that we spoke with and I would recommend him to everyone for any event in a heartbeat. After the reception we received so many compliments on how great our dj was. If we ever have another event where a dj is needed, we would hire Greg without hesitation. Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
7/3/2014
5.0/5.0
Greg was amazing!! He was very accommodating throughout the entire process. He contacted me frequently, listened to all my requests, and was very knowledgable. I would highly recommend him for any event.
Greg was amazing!! He was very accommodating throughout the entire process. He contacted me frequently, listened to all my Read more...
Greg was amazing!! He was very accommodating throughout the entire process. He contacted me frequently, listened to all my requests, and was very knowledgable. I would highly recommend him for any event. Read less
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Kristina
Wedding:
6/28/2014
5.0/5.0
Greg from Absolute Entertainment was GREAT! He was really able to read the crowd, and get everyone up out of their chairs and involved in some of the night's events. He was very flexible and was able to make last minute changes to fit our needs without skipping a beat. He was a great DJ as well as a Master of Ceremonies (MC) and got many laughs from us and our guests throughout the evening. We had an absolute blast at our wedding reception thanks to Greg!! And many of our guests said the exact same thing. I would definitely recommend Greg for your next event!
Greg from Absolute Entertainment was GREAT! He was really able to read the crowd, and get everyone up out of their chairs Read more...
Greg from Absolute Entertainment was GREAT! He was really able to read the crowd, and get everyone up out of their chairs and involved in some of the night's events. He was very flexible and was able to make last minute changes to fit our needs without skipping a beat. He was a great DJ as well as a Master of Ceremonies (MC) and got many laughs from us and our guests throughout the evening. We had an absolute blast at our wedding reception thanks to Greg!! And many of our guests said the exact same thing. I would definitely recommend Greg for your next event! Read less
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Richard & Michelle
Wedding:
6/8/2014
5.0/5.0
Greg was very helpful on our wedding day. We had forgotten our garter belt at home and he provided a spare for us. He also had great suggestions for us, such as helping us secure a better sweetheart table, and helped coordinate everyone when it came to where and when to be. Any who will use Greg in the future, make sure you ask him about the chicken suit!
Greg was very helpful on our wedding day. We had forgotten our garter belt at home and he provided a spare for us. He also Read more...
Greg was very helpful on our wedding day. We had forgotten our garter belt at home and he provided a spare for us. He also had great suggestions for us, such as helping us secure a better sweetheart table, and helped coordinate everyone when it came to where and when to be. Any who will use Greg in the future, make sure you ask him about the chicken suit! Read less
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