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AMS Entertainment - Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara , CA
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1120 Coast Village Circle
Santa Barbara, CA US 93108 (map)
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Save valuable time & money when AMS helps you plan your dream wedding. Your wedding planning will never be easier! AMS has the widest range of professional wedding needs in Santa Barbara... Read more
Save valuable time & money when AMS helps you plan your dream wedding. Your wedding planning will never be easier! AMS has the widest range of professional wedding needs in Santa Barbara County. From our award winning DJs, to the best bands & ceremony musicians, you can even get photo booths, child care or a walk-around magician for your wedding. Read less
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50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, Acoustic, Big Band, Classic Rock, Classical, Country, Dance, Folk, Funk, Gospel, Hip Hop, Jazz, Motown, Oldies, Orchestra, Pop, Punk Rock, R&B, Rock, Soul, Strings, Swing, World
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Andrew was the DJ for our wedding - we had a great time and everyone loved the music. We met with him ahead of time to discuss what music we wanted and what kind of vibe we were going for - he stuck with what we wanted while also meeting the requests of or guests (which was also our request).

We worked with Haley behind the scenes and she was super helpful and responsive as well.
Andrew was the DJ for our wedding - we had a great time and everyone loved the music. We met with him ahead of time to Read more...
Andrew was the DJ for our wedding - we had a great time and everyone loved the music. We met with him ahead of time to discuss what music we wanted and what kind of vibe we were going for - he stuck with what we wanted while also meeting the requests of or guests (which was also our request).

We worked with Haley behind the scenes and she was super helpful and responsive as well. Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Rachel
Wedding:
7/19/2014
5.0/5.0
AMS was really great to work with for our wedding. They do a very through consultation with you about what you want - they even came to the venue which was a private home where no wedding had ever taken place and gave all kinds of advice about things we can do (including ways to keep it affordable!). Our wedding was very do-it-yourself and they offered a lot of guidance in areas that didn't ever pertain to them. I really feel they contributed to making the day go smooth and fun.

From the first initial consultation to the day of, they are very communicative, they check up on you, they make sure everyone is on the same page. We used them for lighting (which looked AMAZING), DJ (who listened very carefully about what kind of music we wanted), and the photobooth - which was the absolute hit of the wedding. Everyone there is very nice, helpful and they really seem to care about what you want, and work with you in every way to make it happen.
AMS was really great to work with for our wedding. They do a very through consultation with you about what you want - they Read more...
AMS was really great to work with for our wedding. They do a very through consultation with you about what you want - they even came to the venue which was a private home where no wedding had ever taken place and gave all kinds of advice about things we can do (including ways to keep it affordable!). Our wedding was very do-it-yourself and they offered a lot of guidance in areas that didn't ever pertain to them. I really feel they contributed to making the day go smooth and fun.

From the first initial consultation to the day of, they are very communicative, they check up on you, they make sure everyone is on the same page. We used them for lighting (which looked AMAZING), DJ (who listened very carefully about what kind of music we wanted), and the photobooth - which was the absolute hit of the wedding. Everyone there is very nice, helpful and they really seem to care about what you want, and work with you in every way to make it happen. Read less
Services Used: DJ, Lighting & Decor
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Alexis
Wedding:
7/19/2014
5.0/5.0
I used AMS for my wedding planner, DJ, photobooth & lighting. Although the photobooth & lighting were wonderful, what really stood out was my planner and DJ. Both were exceptional!
Haley made my wedding day better in every way. She has great ideas and input, wonderful connections, lots of knowledge of the area, and a firm grasp on what it is to be an amazing wedding planner. Her attention to detail is exactly what you want in a wedding planner. All of my ideas Pinterest ideas came to life because of her. When it rained on my wedding day, in July, in Santa Barbara (what?!) she took charge, giving me a plan B immediately, but also calming my nerves. Both my husband and I still talk about how our wedding went off without a hitch, because of Haley. If you're looking for a planner, you've found her. Just meet her and I know you'll love her.
Alex was our DJ and again I have such high praises for him. He gave us a lot of great options for songs but also listened to exactly what we wanted and played it. His introductions were perfect, he kept the wedding moving, and had a smile on his face the entire time. Needless to say, my husband and I never left the dance floor, every song was our favorite song. Actually, there were so many people on the dance floor all night, that I decided to skip a few thing just because I didn't want to stop the dance party. Alex listened to exactly what we wanted and made it happen.
I used AMS for my wedding planner, DJ, photobooth & lighting. Although the photobooth & lighting were wonderful, what Read more...
I used AMS for my wedding planner, DJ, photobooth & lighting. Although the photobooth & lighting were wonderful, what really stood out was my planner and DJ. Both were exceptional!
Haley made my wedding day better in every way. She has great ideas and input, wonderful connections, lots of knowledge of the area, and a firm grasp on what it is to be an amazing wedding planner. Her attention to detail is exactly what you want in a wedding planner. All of my ideas Pinterest ideas came to life because of her. When it rained on my wedding day, in July, in Santa Barbara (what?!) she took charge, giving me a plan B immediately, but also calming my nerves. Both my husband and I still talk about how our wedding went off without a hitch, because of Haley. If you're looking for a planner, you've found her. Just meet her and I know you'll love her.
Alex was our DJ and again I have such high praises for him. He gave us a lot of great options for songs but also listened to exactly what we wanted and played it. His introductions were perfect, he kept the wedding moving, and had a smile on his face the entire time. Needless to say, my husband and I never left the dance floor, every song was our favorite song. Actually, there were so many people on the dance floor all night, that I decided to skip a few thing just because I didn't want to stop the dance party. Alex listened to exactly what we wanted and made it happen. Read less
Services Used: DJ, Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor, Rentals & Photobooths
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Amber
Wedding:
7/11/2014
5.0/5.0
My husband and I used AMS Entertainment for our Santa Barbara wedding in July 2014. AMS was wonderful and easy to work with from day one up through the wedding day and I would highly recommend them to anyone!

Early in the process, we met with Tad and discussed our music likes, dislikes and how we envisioned our wedding going. After our meeting, Tad paired us up with DJ Brad Vickers, who was extremely professional, fun and exactly what we were looking for. We were able to customize our music for the entire ceremony online and then got a chance to talk to Brad on the phone (we live out of town so meeting up was difficult for us). Talking with him was great because he was able to get to know us and we got to know him. He also got a feel for what we wanted our wedding day to sound like.

Brad was easy going, gave helpful suggestions and most important, he kept the party going and the crowd dancing all night. The night went extremely smooth and it’s because Brad did such a wonderful job as our DJ. We would highly recommend AMS and Brad for any event you are planning!
My husband and I used AMS Entertainment for our Santa Barbara wedding in July 2014. AMS was wonderful and easy to work Read more...
My husband and I used AMS Entertainment for our Santa Barbara wedding in July 2014. AMS was wonderful and easy to work with from day one up through the wedding day and I would highly recommend them to anyone!

Early in the process, we met with Tad and discussed our music likes, dislikes and how we envisioned our wedding going. After our meeting, Tad paired us up with DJ Brad Vickers, who was extremely professional, fun and exactly what we were looking for. We were able to customize our music for the entire ceremony online and then got a chance to talk to Brad on the phone (we live out of town so meeting up was difficult for us). Talking with him was great because he was able to get to know us and we got to know him. He also got a feel for what we wanted our wedding day to sound like.

Brad was easy going, gave helpful suggestions and most important, he kept the party going and the crowd dancing all night. The night went extremely smooth and it’s because Brad did such a wonderful job as our DJ. We would highly recommend AMS and Brad for any event you are planning! Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Alycia
Wedding:
6/28/2014
3.5/5.0
Overall the experience with AMS was great. The lighting guys were awesome and very great to work with! Before the wedding the owner was involved and made sure we were going to get everything we wanted. The only area of improvement would have been the day of DJ. Although we filled out a survey and talked about the music selection, I feel the music choice could have been much more Of a crowd pleaser. We asked for specific songs that were never played. Also,I would have liked the dj to have taken more of a lead and be more vocal informing guests of the activities going on. For example many guest were not around for the cake cutting, garter toss, and so on. They were not aware it was happening. (Wait time is key) The music the bride was supposed to walk down to started way before the bride arrived at the aisle. The Dj was open to the requests I had the day of and she worked well with the other vendors and day of coordinator. It was by no means an awful experience, just could have used a lot of room for improvement.
Overall the experience with AMS was great. The lighting guys were awesome and very great to work with! Before the wedding Read more...
Overall the experience with AMS was great. The lighting guys were awesome and very great to work with! Before the wedding the owner was involved and made sure we were going to get everything we wanted. The only area of improvement would have been the day of DJ. Although we filled out a survey and talked about the music selection, I feel the music choice could have been much more Of a crowd pleaser. We asked for specific songs that were never played. Also,I would have liked the dj to have taken more of a lead and be more vocal informing guests of the activities going on. For example many guest were not around for the cake cutting, garter toss, and so on. They were not aware it was happening. (Wait time is key) The music the bride was supposed to walk down to started way before the bride arrived at the aisle. The Dj was open to the requests I had the day of and she worked well with the other vendors and day of coordinator. It was by no means an awful experience, just could have used a lot of room for improvement. Read less
Services Used: DJ, Lighting & Decor
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Lighting, DJ and day of Helper/Coordinator were amazing! The lighting was so sweet and romantic and added exactly what we needed to transform the space. Alex, our DJ, was great at capturing our vision for our wedding reception/party. Amber our day of coordinator was an extention of me that whole day, thinking of all the things I would think of (if I were thinking straight) to be sure our day went smoothly and beautifully and SO worth it.
Lighting, DJ and day of Helper/Coordinator were amazing! The lighting was so sweet and romantic and added exactly what we Read more...
Lighting, DJ and day of Helper/Coordinator were amazing! The lighting was so sweet and romantic and added exactly what we needed to transform the space. Alex, our DJ, was great at capturing our vision for our wedding reception/party. Amber our day of coordinator was an extention of me that whole day, thinking of all the things I would think of (if I were thinking straight) to be sure our day went smoothly and beautifully and SO worth it. Read less
Services Used: DJ, Lighting & Decor, Unique Services
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Our DJ, Andrew, from AMS Entertainment played such a crucial role in our wedding! I loved that he dressed perfectly for the occasion and facilitated the reception with quick announcements. He was great at working with our music suggestions. Leading up to the wedding, he was easy to contact and responded quickly via phone and email. He was very patient and even worked with us while we lived in a different state! He was laid-back and had the music and technical aspect of the ceremony and reception under control. Our wedding went smoothly and we couldn't have asked for a better DJ!
Our DJ, Andrew, from AMS Entertainment played such a crucial role in our wedding! I loved that he dressed perfectly for Read more...
Our DJ, Andrew, from AMS Entertainment played such a crucial role in our wedding! I loved that he dressed perfectly for the occasion and facilitated the reception with quick announcements. He was great at working with our music suggestions. Leading up to the wedding, he was easy to contact and responded quickly via phone and email. He was very patient and even worked with us while we lived in a different state! He was laid-back and had the music and technical aspect of the ceremony and reception under control. Our wedding went smoothly and we couldn't have asked for a better DJ! Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Meg
Wedding:
5/31/2014
4.7/5.0
We had a great experience with AMS! My wife and I had enlisted the help of AMS for string lighting, uplighting a barn and sound/music at the ceremony and reception. From the beginning, AMS made it clear their clients are a priority. We initially spoke with AMS and gave a high level overview of what we were looking for at our wedding and discussed our general time frame. From there, they gave us timely and reasonable pricing and were always available to answer questions. It’s important to note that AMS’s services became more affordable the more you added on, and we added fancier lighting a month out. So we would recommend bundling their services together as they were more affordable than other companies out there.

The biggest priority for my wife and I was to have INDESTRUCTIBLE sound during the ceremony. By that I mean that you could ALWAYS hear the ceremony from anywhere in the venue and that there were backup mics in place in case of a sound problem. We all know how bad sound is memorable at weddings! Luckily, they delivered as promised and the ceremony was great. The success of that sound was largely due to their stellar DJ recommendation in Brad. At first, we were paired with a different DJ that was unresponsive to our e-mails and we had a few issues with the music selection website. AMS reached out and informed us that the DJ chosen was no longer working with them and that they had another DJ in mind for our wedding. Brad was very hands on and detail oriented in regards to our strict sound needs for the ceremony and as well with our reception and music choices. We provided him a list of “do not plays” with a list of a few “must plays”, which he honored. He also was able to play music that kept our guests engaged, like salsa, and has a gift for reading the crowd. We trusted Brad with his own best judgement as a DJ to keep the guests engaged and it worked!

Overall, AMS and Brad were a hit and their professionalism was very worth it!
We had a great experience with AMS! My wife and I had enlisted the help of AMS for string lighting, uplighting a barn and Read more...
We had a great experience with AMS! My wife and I had enlisted the help of AMS for string lighting, uplighting a barn and sound/music at the ceremony and reception. From the beginning, AMS made it clear their clients are a priority. We initially spoke with AMS and gave a high level overview of what we were looking for at our wedding and discussed our general time frame. From there, they gave us timely and reasonable pricing and were always available to answer questions. It’s important to note that AMS’s services became more affordable the more you added on, and we added fancier lighting a month out. So we would recommend bundling their services together as they were more affordable than other companies out there.

The biggest priority for my wife and I was to have INDESTRUCTIBLE sound during the ceremony. By that I mean that you could ALWAYS hear the ceremony from anywhere in the venue and that there were backup mics in place in case of a sound problem. We all know how bad sound is memorable at weddings! Luckily, they delivered as promised and the ceremony was great. The success of that sound was largely due to their stellar DJ recommendation in Brad. At first, we were paired with a different DJ that was unresponsive to our e-mails and we had a few issues with the music selection website. AMS reached out and informed us that the DJ chosen was no longer working with them and that they had another DJ in mind for our wedding. Brad was very hands on and detail oriented in regards to our strict sound needs for the ceremony and as well with our reception and music choices. We provided him a list of “do not plays” with a list of a few “must plays”, which he honored. He also was able to play music that kept our guests engaged, like salsa, and has a gift for reading the crowd. We trusted Brad with his own best judgement as a DJ to keep the guests engaged and it worked!

Overall, AMS and Brad were a hit and their professionalism was very worth it! Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Kate
Wedding:
5/25/2014
4.8/5.0
We worked with Haley at AMS for month-of wedding coordinating and also used AMS for lighting and DJ services.

From the very beginning, it was clear they wouldn't nickel-and-dime us on costs. Tad Clark, the owner, worked with us to bring costs down. Though weddings aren't cheap in general (especially in Santa Barbara), AMS was definitely the most reasonably-priced option for all the services we needed. The more we booked with them, the more money we saved. And when it turned out we needed a few more lighting strands than initially assumed, they didn't charge extra for them. Haley also helped us get a deal on a generator so we didn't lose power during the reception.

Haley was the most fantastic wedding coordinator. I could not recommend her more highly. She dealt with all the issues that arose in the weeks before our wedding, everything from making sure the sun wouldn't be in my eyes to tracking down a vendor that was especially difficult to get in touch with; she was super responsive over email and phone. She and her assistant were also amazing on the day of the wedding. We had some shepherd's hooks that we wanted placed along the pathway, and they were not afraid to get dirty digging holes to put them in for us! And they cleaned everything up at the end of the night, a HUGE help. Everything went so smoothly, I wouldn't have changed a thing.

Our DJ, David, was also amazing and really listened to what we wanted to play during the wedding. We spoke over the phone a few times to get our vision right. We love 80s, so he sprinked some fun 80s remixes in there for us. He also didn't talk or joke too much (a major turnoff of mine when it comes to wedding DJs). Lastly, the lighting was absolutely amazing. They used high-quality Edison-style bulbs throughout the reception area, and up-lighting in other areas. The ambiance they created was amazing.

Couldn't recommend them more highly. Give them a try - you won't be disappointed!
We worked with Haley at AMS for month-of wedding coordinating and also used AMS for lighting and DJ services.

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We worked with Haley at AMS for month-of wedding coordinating and also used AMS for lighting and DJ services.

From the very beginning, it was clear they wouldn't nickel-and-dime us on costs. Tad Clark, the owner, worked with us to bring costs down. Though weddings aren't cheap in general (especially in Santa Barbara), AMS was definitely the most reasonably-priced option for all the services we needed. The more we booked with them, the more money we saved. And when it turned out we needed a few more lighting strands than initially assumed, they didn't charge extra for them. Haley also helped us get a deal on a generator so we didn't lose power during the reception.

Haley was the most fantastic wedding coordinator. I could not recommend her more highly. She dealt with all the issues that arose in the weeks before our wedding, everything from making sure the sun wouldn't be in my eyes to tracking down a vendor that was especially difficult to get in touch with; she was super responsive over email and phone. She and her assistant were also amazing on the day of the wedding. We had some shepherd's hooks that we wanted placed along the pathway, and they were not afraid to get dirty digging holes to put them in for us! And they cleaned everything up at the end of the night, a HUGE help. Everything went so smoothly, I wouldn't have changed a thing.

Our DJ, David, was also amazing and really listened to what we wanted to play during the wedding. We spoke over the phone a few times to get our vision right. We love 80s, so he sprinked some fun 80s remixes in there for us. He also didn't talk or joke too much (a major turnoff of mine when it comes to wedding DJs). Lastly, the lighting was absolutely amazing. They used high-quality Edison-style bulbs throughout the reception area, and up-lighting in other areas. The ambiance they created was amazing.

Couldn't recommend them more highly. Give them a try - you won't be disappointed! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ, Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor
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Jessica
Wedding:
5/4/2014
5.0/5.0
Andrew, our DJ, was awesome! The music he put together fit everyone moment of the day. From the ceremony all the way to the last dance of the night. Andrew was professional, courteous and a pleasure to work with. All in all, the service we received from AMS was impeccable.
Andrew, our DJ, was awesome! The music he put together fit everyone moment of the day. From the ceremony all the way to Read more...
Andrew, our DJ, was awesome! The music he put together fit everyone moment of the day. From the ceremony all the way to the last dance of the night. Andrew was professional, courteous and a pleasure to work with. All in all, the service we received from AMS was impeccable. Read less
Services Used: DJ, Rentals & Photobooths
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Lianne
Wedding:
4/26/2014
4.7/5.0
Going with AMS was great for us. We had a unique situation since we live in New Zealand but were having a wedding in Santa Barbara. This made it a bit hard to set things up, but AMS dealt with it very well. They set us up with our DJ, Andrew, who was just perfect for us. His style was nice and relaxed but professional, which is exactly what we wanted. We gave him some general ideas of music we like and he did an amazing job of adding music that fit the style perfectly, and when it came time for dancing he mixed the music very well and was great at keeping everyone dancing and happy. We would definitely recommend AMS to anyone.
Going with AMS was great for us. We had a unique situation since we live in New Zealand but were having a wedding in Santa Read more...
Going with AMS was great for us. We had a unique situation since we live in New Zealand but were having a wedding in Santa Barbara. This made it a bit hard to set things up, but AMS dealt with it very well. They set us up with our DJ, Andrew, who was just perfect for us. His style was nice and relaxed but professional, which is exactly what we wanted. We gave him some general ideas of music we like and he did an amazing job of adding music that fit the style perfectly, and when it came time for dancing he mixed the music very well and was great at keeping everyone dancing and happy. We would definitely recommend AMS to anyone. Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Kelsey
Wedding:
4/12/2014
5.0/5.0
AMS played such an essential role in making our wedding the best day of our lives! Initially I wanted to talk to AMS about providing lighting, sound and a DJ for our event. We had a rather large wedding so we knew this was important. After meeting with Tad, who was so professional, knowledgable and cool, and discussing all that AMS could provide, we quickly realized we would use multiple of their services. We added on a day of planner and a cigar roller. Throughout the planning process, Haley our planner, was above and beyond amazing. She made me feel very calm, and organized during such a stressful time. She crossed every 't' and dotted every 'i'. She met with me several times before the big day and was very very on top of every detail. I felt as though I was her only client. AMS made me feel like everything was taken care of, and it was. I knew if anything were to go wrong, they would fix it, without even letting me know. Brad, our DJ was such a great, kind, fun and well spoken man. His energy was infectious and his professionalism kept the flow tight, yet casual.
If you hire AMS you are guaranteed to have a successful, stress free event.
AMS played such an essential role in making our wedding the best day of our lives! Initially I wanted to talk to AMS about Read more...
AMS played such an essential role in making our wedding the best day of our lives! Initially I wanted to talk to AMS about providing lighting, sound and a DJ for our event. We had a rather large wedding so we knew this was important. After meeting with Tad, who was so professional, knowledgable and cool, and discussing all that AMS could provide, we quickly realized we would use multiple of their services. We added on a day of planner and a cigar roller. Throughout the planning process, Haley our planner, was above and beyond amazing. She made me feel very calm, and organized during such a stressful time. She crossed every 't' and dotted every 'i'. She met with me several times before the big day and was very very on top of every detail. I felt as though I was her only client. AMS made me feel like everything was taken care of, and it was. I knew if anything were to go wrong, they would fix it, without even letting me know. Brad, our DJ was such a great, kind, fun and well spoken man. His energy was infectious and his professionalism kept the flow tight, yet casual.
If you hire AMS you are guaranteed to have a successful, stress free event. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ, Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor
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Melissa
Wedding:
4/11/2014
5.0/5.0
From the beginning of contact AMS, everyone was great. Haley was a great contact and always made sure to give me reminders and responded to emails very quickly. I was able to meet with my DJ beforehand....DJ Daz....and he was AWESOME!!! He was down to earth and very professional. He knew exactly what kind of atmosphere I wanted for my wedding. He played exactly what I asked for and made the afternoon lots of fun! His set up was great and did a great job following the timeline. Our harpist Rebeckah also did an outstanding job. Our guests enjoyed her music during the ceremony and cocktail hour. She was very friendly and did an outstanding job. Thanks AMS!!!
From the beginning of contact AMS, everyone was great. Haley was a great contact and always made sure to give me reminders Read more...
From the beginning of contact AMS, everyone was great. Haley was a great contact and always made sure to give me reminders and responded to emails very quickly. I was able to meet with my DJ beforehand....DJ Daz....and he was AWESOME!!! He was down to earth and very professional. He knew exactly what kind of atmosphere I wanted for my wedding. He played exactly what I asked for and made the afternoon lots of fun! His set up was great and did a great job following the timeline. Our harpist Rebeckah also did an outstanding job. Our guests enjoyed her music during the ceremony and cocktail hour. She was very friendly and did an outstanding job. Thanks AMS!!! Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Haley was a great point of contact through out the process of finding the right entertainment. We had a very strong idea of the type of live music we wanted played and AMS was able to find the right musicians for our tastes. Brad the DJ was very patient in talking through different music types, countering some of our suggestions for the best and making other great choices on the fly. He read the crowd and kept everybody dancing. We also rented a photo booth which was greatly enjoyed by all guests. The price overall was spot on to our budget and we felt there was great value for the services provided.
We recommend AMS to any couple.
Haley was a great point of contact through out the process of finding the right entertainment. We had a very strong idea Read more...
Haley was a great point of contact through out the process of finding the right entertainment. We had a very strong idea of the type of live music we wanted played and AMS was able to find the right musicians for our tastes. Brad the DJ was very patient in talking through different music types, countering some of our suggestions for the best and making other great choices on the fly. He read the crowd and kept everybody dancing. We also rented a photo booth which was greatly enjoyed by all guests. The price overall was spot on to our budget and we felt there was great value for the services provided.
We recommend AMS to any couple. Read less
Services Used: Band, Unique Services
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We used AMS for our DJ, lighting and photo booth and had a great experience working with them from beginning to end! Both Tad and Haley were great to work with, very responsive and extremely accommodating. They went the extra mile to understand our wedding vision and were always eager to help us!

Our DJ was Andrew Burgher and he was great--very easy to work with, enthusiastic and responsive. He not only took the time to meet with us to go over day-of details, but he kept checking in to answer questions and touch base, which was very much appreciated. On the wedding day, he was very personable, played all our favorite music and helped to create a really fun atmosphere.

Overall, had a fantastic experience!
We used AMS for our DJ, lighting and photo booth and had a great experience working with them from beginning to end! Both Read more...
We used AMS for our DJ, lighting and photo booth and had a great experience working with them from beginning to end! Both Tad and Haley were great to work with, very responsive and extremely accommodating. They went the extra mile to understand our wedding vision and were always eager to help us!

Our DJ was Andrew Burgher and he was great--very easy to work with, enthusiastic and responsive. He not only took the time to meet with us to go over day-of details, but he kept checking in to answer questions and touch base, which was very much appreciated. On the wedding day, he was very personable, played all our favorite music and helped to create a really fun atmosphere.

Overall, had a fantastic experience! Read less
Services Used: DJ, Lighting & Decor
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Kasie
Wedding:
10/12/2013
5.0/5.0
I can't imagine it turning out better; everything ran smoothly, my friends and family all raved about how great of a time they had - it was truly the best day of my life and I have AMS to thank for contributing in such a big way. Haley (wedding coordinator) totally took my vision, instructions, details, etc and ran with it. ZERO complaints and everything looked stunning.
I can't imagine it turning out better; everything ran smoothly, my friends and family all raved about how great of a time Read more...
I can't imagine it turning out better; everything ran smoothly, my friends and family all raved about how great of a time they had - it was truly the best day of my life and I have AMS to thank for contributing in such a big way. Haley (wedding coordinator) totally took my vision, instructions, details, etc and ran with it. ZERO complaints and everything looked stunning. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.3/5.0
AMS provided the string lighting and lanterns for our wedding - and everything looked great! Their team was easy to work with, and they were not overly pushy about adding services on. The only reason this isn't a perfect review is that there was a little confusion about our order at one point - but other than that they were great!
AMS provided the string lighting and lanterns for our wedding - and everything looked great! Their team was easy to work Read more...
AMS provided the string lighting and lanterns for our wedding - and everything looked great! Their team was easy to work with, and they were not overly pushy about adding services on. The only reason this isn't a perfect review is that there was a little confusion about our order at one point - but other than that they were great! Read less
Services Used: Lighting & Decor
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Alyssa
Wedding:
9/28/2013
4.9/5.0
I cannot express how happy I am to have chosen AMS Entertainment for most of my wedding needs! First off, I was very apprehensive about all of my wedding vendors because I was planning my wedding in Santa Barbara from Los Angeles. When I first spoke with Tad, he put me at ease and went through a little survey about what my husband and I were looking for. We came up with a package that included lighting, DJ, photobooth, day of coordinator, AND live band for a really great price.

AMS was very good at returning my calls and keeping my info on file. This was important to me because they do get very busy during wedding season and it was nice to know that they were organized. They provided me with a wedding planner that actually helped me get all my thoughts together about how I wanted the day to go. It also included an area where you put all the songs you want to be played at your wedding.

The DJ, Guy, was AMAZING! We spoke with him before the wedding and like him right away. We discussed out demographics and how we wanted the night to go. He definitely kept everyone on the dance floor and was NOT obnoxious on the mic.

The day of coordinator, Haley, was awesome! Prior to the wedding, she went through all of my contracts and contacted everyone of my vendors. This was very helpful for my vendors as it let them know that she was their contact person for the day. Haley was very friendly and organized. One particular things I really liked about her was that made sure little details not looked over. She definitely has tons of experience.

The lighting was done by LBPS and they made the CPAC look beautiful! The photobooth was a hit! We were all pleasantly surprised at how quickly it printed and provided extra copies as well!

The day of reckoning came the day of the wedding and I have to say that AMS entertainment did not fail! I am so happy I put all of my trust in them to create a perfect wedding
I cannot express how happy I am to have chosen AMS Entertainment for most of my wedding needs! First off, I was very Read more...
I cannot express how happy I am to have chosen AMS Entertainment for most of my wedding needs! First off, I was very apprehensive about all of my wedding vendors because I was planning my wedding in Santa Barbara from Los Angeles. When I first spoke with Tad, he put me at ease and went through a little survey about what my husband and I were looking for. We came up with a package that included lighting, DJ, photobooth, day of coordinator, AND live band for a really great price.

AMS was very good at returning my calls and keeping my info on file. This was important to me because they do get very busy during wedding season and it was nice to know that they were organized. They provided me with a wedding planner that actually helped me get all my thoughts together about how I wanted the day to go. It also included an area where you put all the songs you want to be played at your wedding.

The DJ, Guy, was AMAZING! We spoke with him before the wedding and like him right away. We discussed out demographics and how we wanted the night to go. He definitely kept everyone on the dance floor and was NOT obnoxious on the mic.

The day of coordinator, Haley, was awesome! Prior to the wedding, she went through all of my contracts and contacted everyone of my vendors. This was very helpful for my vendors as it let them know that she was their contact person for the day. Haley was very friendly and organized. One particular things I really liked about her was that made sure little details not looked over. She definitely has tons of experience.

The lighting was done by LBPS and they made the CPAC look beautiful! The photobooth was a hit! We were all pleasantly surprised at how quickly it printed and provided extra copies as well!

The day of reckoning came the day of the wedding and I have to say that AMS entertainment did not fail! I am so happy I put all of my trust in them to create a perfect wedding Read less
Services Used: Band, DJ, Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor, Rentals & Photobooths
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
When planning our Santa Barbara wedding, we quickly realized that we needed a full-service entertainment company to help us figure things out! AMS Entertainment was the perfect choice for us - they were personable, flexible, always available to assist through the planning process, and made our event ABSOLUTELY PERFECT!! These guys are amazing. Truly. Tad and his team did an incredible job of lighting design and coordination. Haley, our event coordinator, went above and beyond in every way. We love you, Haley!!! She was meticulous, great to work with, and she created a beautiful, seamless experience on our wedding day. It took so much pressure off of us to have their expertise...from the start we felt like we were in good hands. They completely understood the details of our venue and paid careful attention to how they could best help execute a flawless event.

5 STARS!!!
When planning our Santa Barbara wedding, we quickly realized that we needed a full-service entertainment company to help Read more...
When planning our Santa Barbara wedding, we quickly realized that we needed a full-service entertainment company to help us figure things out! AMS Entertainment was the perfect choice for us - they were personable, flexible, always available to assist through the planning process, and made our event ABSOLUTELY PERFECT!! These guys are amazing. Truly. Tad and his team did an incredible job of lighting design and coordination. Haley, our event coordinator, went above and beyond in every way. We love you, Haley!!! She was meticulous, great to work with, and she created a beautiful, seamless experience on our wedding day. It took so much pressure off of us to have their expertise...from the start we felt like we were in good hands. They completely understood the details of our venue and paid careful attention to how they could best help execute a flawless event.

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Services Used: Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor, Unique Services
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We were so grateful to AMS in helping us find the right band for our son's rehearsal dinner. Since it was just a dinner without a dancing element to the event we were looking for fun, great background music. We really liked country Band 3 and were a little hesitant as their demo video showed great stage presence and a terrific sound. Our venue did no allow for a stage or a "big" sound. That being said --they adjusted beautifully and everyone loved their music. As the dinner came to a close despite the space limitations people wanted to dance and did. We wish we had had a larger venue and could have stayed longer as all I heard the next day was" where did you find that great band, they were terrific, and so much fun". I would certainly engage this group again. Although we did not have any, they did inquire prior to the event if we had any special requests, something I thought was a great idea. They are all great musicians, who knew how to read the party and make it that much more fun for everyone. The female vocalist was terrific!! GREAT JOB!
We were so grateful to AMS in helping us find the right band for our son's rehearsal dinner. Since it was just a dinner Read more...
We were so grateful to AMS in helping us find the right band for our son's rehearsal dinner. Since it was just a dinner without a dancing element to the event we were looking for fun, great background music. We really liked country Band 3 and were a little hesitant as their demo video showed great stage presence and a terrific sound. Our venue did no allow for a stage or a "big" sound. That being said --they adjusted beautifully and everyone loved their music. As the dinner came to a close despite the space limitations people wanted to dance and did. We wish we had had a larger venue and could have stayed longer as all I heard the next day was" where did you find that great band, they were terrific, and so much fun". I would certainly engage this group again. Although we did not have any, they did inquire prior to the event if we had any special requests, something I thought was a great idea. They are all great musicians, who knew how to read the party and make it that much more fun for everyone. The female vocalist was terrific!! GREAT JOB! Read less
Services Used: Band
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Thoi
Wedding:
9/14/2013
4.8/5.0
We were SO hesitant to book a band we never heard of before nor in person, and especially one that commanded a high price tag. Along the way, there were a lot of going back/forth with the details, that made me nervous about my decision...Now, looking back, Justin, the band leader and sax player for Invier just wanted to make sure everything was perfect-- and it was! Our extremely high expectations were met- the ceremony could not be more perfect and dancing was amazing! Our guests raved about how it was the most beautiful - lovely and perfect wedding they had attended...And all night everyone was asking who the band was...our guests wanted encores...We can not thank you enough.

We also rented a ping pong table through Tad of AMS, who delivered a high quality table, balls, and paddles as requested- our seasoned guests enjoyed playing on it!

Thank you for a most memorable night!

Thoi & Joe
We were SO hesitant to book a band we never heard of before nor in person, and especially one that commanded a high price Read more...
We were SO hesitant to book a band we never heard of before nor in person, and especially one that commanded a high price tag. Along the way, there were a lot of going back/forth with the details, that made me nervous about my decision...Now, looking back, Justin, the band leader and sax player for Invier just wanted to make sure everything was perfect-- and it was! Our extremely high expectations were met- the ceremony could not be more perfect and dancing was amazing! Our guests raved about how it was the most beautiful - lovely and perfect wedding they had attended...And all night everyone was asking who the band was...our guests wanted encores...We can not thank you enough.

We also rented a ping pong table through Tad of AMS, who delivered a high quality table, balls, and paddles as requested- our seasoned guests enjoyed playing on it!

Thank you for a most memorable night!

Thoi & Joe Read less
Services Used: Band
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Leah
Wedding:
9/7/2013
4.2/5.0
The experience was overall good. One of the speakers broke for a few songs towards the end of the night but the DJ was able to fix it. The DJ pretty much followed our list of music as I requested. There were a few that were played that weren't on the list but they might have been requests and I told him he could take requests. He was very easy to work with and did a great job mixing my processional song as well as my father daughter dance song. He also did a great job with the ceremony music.
The experience was overall good. One of the speakers broke for a few songs towards the end of the night but the DJ was Read more...
The experience was overall good. One of the speakers broke for a few songs towards the end of the night but the DJ was able to fix it. The DJ pretty much followed our list of music as I requested. There were a few that were played that weren't on the list but they might have been requests and I told him he could take requests. He was very easy to work with and did a great job mixing my processional song as well as my father daughter dance song. He also did a great job with the ceremony music. Read less
Services Used: DJ, Lighting & Decor
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.2/5.0
DJ Alex was very accommodating to our families ethnicity and did a wonderful job including Hispanic music and mainstream music. He continuously communicated with the caterer and the Bride and Groom to ensure that we were on schedule but was also very flexible with musical requests from our guests.
DJ Alex was very accommodating to our families ethnicity and did a wonderful job including Hispanic music and mainstream Read more...
DJ Alex was very accommodating to our families ethnicity and did a wonderful job including Hispanic music and mainstream music. He continuously communicated with the caterer and the Bride and Groom to ensure that we were on schedule but was also very flexible with musical requests from our guests. Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Camarin
Wedding:
8/24/2013
5.0/5.0
AMS was amazing. I had Guy as my DJ and he was perfect. He adjusted to the needs of my guests a d made sure I had everything that I needed. He had so many ideas for me when I was lost on what to do.

I had Haley as my coordinator and I couldn't of asked for anything more. She took care of everything and made sure I was we'll taken care of. She handled everything for me so I never had a doubt that it was going to be perfect.

Overall AMS was amazing. It was nice to have a company that offered so many different services. Everything was better than I expected and I would definitely use them again!
AMS was amazing. I had Guy as my DJ and he was perfect. He adjusted to the needs of my guests a d made sure I had Read more...
AMS was amazing. I had Guy as my DJ and he was perfect. He adjusted to the needs of my guests a d made sure I had everything that I needed. He had so many ideas for me when I was lost on what to do.

I had Haley as my coordinator and I couldn't of asked for anything more. She took care of everything and made sure I was we'll taken care of. She handled everything for me so I never had a doubt that it was going to be perfect.

Overall AMS was amazing. It was nice to have a company that offered so many different services. Everything was better than I expected and I would definitely use them again! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ, Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor, Rentals & Photobooths
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Ashley
Wedding:
8/17/2013
4.9/5.0
After much research poring over reviews and meetings with potential DJs, my now wife and I opted to choose AMS Entertainment to provide the music for our wedding and we couldn't be happier with our choice!

Interactions with Haley and Tad were professional, courteous and friendly. They have a wide range of entertainment and wedding services that they offer at very competitive prices. In the end, we had AMS provide for our wedding a guitarist, DJ, Day of Coordinator, photobooth and some lighting, all of which worked out beautifully. AMS was responsive and flexible with our needs.

We had the guitarist, Jaret, play acoustic songs prior to the ceremony and afterwards, during our outdoor cocktail hour. Due to venue rules, Jaret was required to play without amplification, but his music was excellent nonetheless. His style fit our wedding perfectly and was a pleasure to work with.

Our DJ/MC for the dinner reception was Chase, who did a fantastic job in every respect. I may be a bit biased, but I can honestly say that I've never been to a wedding where the DJ so perfectly gauged the energy of the room and played music to keep things going. We had a huge list of songs we liked, spanning several genres, but Chase chose a great mix to keep people moving. The dance floor was packed the entire night and everybody raved about how much fun they had!

Our Day of Coordinator, Rachel, was awesome throughout our entire planning process - she was friendly, organized and went out of her way to make sure that our wedding turned out perfectly. She offered great advice and was a pleasure to work with. If there were any issues, she handled them quickly and discretely and allowed me and my wife to focus on enjoying our special day.

Overall, we would definitely recommend AMS to any prospective brides/grooms! They exceeded all expectations and helped make our wedding day one of the most memorable days of our lives - and they did it for a very reasonable price!
After much research poring over reviews and meetings with potential DJs, my now wife and I opted to choose AMS Read more...
After much research poring over reviews and meetings with potential DJs, my now wife and I opted to choose AMS Entertainment to provide the music for our wedding and we couldn't be happier with our choice!

Interactions with Haley and Tad were professional, courteous and friendly. They have a wide range of entertainment and wedding services that they offer at very competitive prices. In the end, we had AMS provide for our wedding a guitarist, DJ, Day of Coordinator, photobooth and some lighting, all of which worked out beautifully. AMS was responsive and flexible with our needs.

We had the guitarist, Jaret, play acoustic songs prior to the ceremony and afterwards, during our outdoor cocktail hour. Due to venue rules, Jaret was required to play without amplification, but his music was excellent nonetheless. His style fit our wedding perfectly and was a pleasure to work with.

Our DJ/MC for the dinner reception was Chase, who did a fantastic job in every respect. I may be a bit biased, but I can honestly say that I've never been to a wedding where the DJ so perfectly gauged the energy of the room and played music to keep things going. We had a huge list of songs we liked, spanning several genres, but Chase chose a great mix to keep people moving. The dance floor was packed the entire night and everybody raved about how much fun they had!

Our Day of Coordinator, Rachel, was awesome throughout our entire planning process - she was friendly, organized and went out of her way to make sure that our wedding turned out perfectly. She offered great advice and was a pleasure to work with. If there were any issues, she handled them quickly and discretely and allowed me and my wife to focus on enjoying our special day.

Overall, we would definitely recommend AMS to any prospective brides/grooms! They exceeded all expectations and helped make our wedding day one of the most memorable days of our lives - and they did it for a very reasonable price! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ, Rentals & Photobooths
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Samantha
Wedding:
8/17/2013
5.0/5.0
It was all good! No complaints, all praises. Brad did a great job! We had a lot of compliments from our guests and every one had a good time. Thanks again for your help AMS, I didn't have to think about any logistics the day of and you made our wedding a memory that will last a lifetime!
It was all good! No complaints, all praises. Brad did a great job! We had a lot of compliments from our guests and every Read more...
It was all good! No complaints, all praises. Brad did a great job! We had a lot of compliments from our guests and every one had a good time. Thanks again for your help AMS, I didn't have to think about any logistics the day of and you made our wedding a memory that will last a lifetime! Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Bridget
Wedding:
8/10/2013
4.8/5.0
Our DJ really listened to what we wanted and didn't want i.e a "roller rink DJ"-- working with a wedding coordinator from AMS staff was so wonderful because they knew each other and made it so much easier to communicate things once instead of several times. Both our coordinator and DJ were fabulous and I couldn't recommend them enough!!
Our DJ really listened to what we wanted and didn't want i.e a "roller rink DJ"-- working with a wedding coordinator from Read more...
Our DJ really listened to what we wanted and didn't want i.e a "roller rink DJ"-- working with a wedding coordinator from AMS staff was so wonderful because they knew each other and made it so much easier to communicate things once instead of several times. Both our coordinator and DJ were fabulous and I couldn't recommend them enough!! Read less
Services Used: DJ, Wedding Planning
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.8/5.0
Went through AMS Entertainment to hire a steel drum player. My husband's family is from Tirinidad & Tobago and they were able to find me a steel drum player from Trinidad! People loved him. He played my cocktail hour overlooking the water and even got people dancing. The only bummer was the price, they bill the same for 1-3 hours of time and I only needed him for an hour so it was really pricy, but he did an amazing job. AMS staff were very kind to work with as well.
Went through AMS Entertainment to hire a steel drum player. My husband's family is from Tirinidad & Tobago and they were Read more...
Went through AMS Entertainment to hire a steel drum player. My husband's family is from Tirinidad & Tobago and they were able to find me a steel drum player from Trinidad! People loved him. He played my cocktail hour overlooking the water and even got people dancing. The only bummer was the price, they bill the same for 1-3 hours of time and I only needed him for an hour so it was really pricy, but he did an amazing job. AMS staff were very kind to work with as well. Read less
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Bryan
Wedding:
7/27/2013
5.0/5.0
We are so happy that we went with AMS for so many of our services! From the moment I talked to Tad, I knew that this would be the right group to work with! Tad, Haley, and Cynthia were so responsive to everything that we needed. Every request that we added for our wedding, they were quick to accommodate!
Our DJ, Andrew, was awesome! We met with him about a month before our wedding to go over all of our music requests. He made sure that he knew exactly what we wanted. During the wedding, he kept the energy up and everyone stayed on the dance floor all night! The wedding was totally about us and the vibe that we wanted...it was never about Andrew (some DJs can make it all about themselves).
Diane was our day of wedding planner, but she really helped us throughout the process. She made sure she contacted every vendor and knew exactly what they were supposed to provide for us. We had to make a last minute time change, and she handled the change so easily. She contacted every vendor to arrange the switch. The day of the wedding was so smooth. Everything was perfect! Diane was so kind to everyone and she made sure she made me comfortable and every guest there. She knew how to put the final touches on things to make all of our ideas come to life. Our day just wouldn't have been the same without her!
Tricia was our photobooth operator. She was so much fun! I think the photobooth was full all night! Our guests had a blast! Tricia was so sweet and kind to every guest! We loved all the pictures that everyone put in our scrapbook and we will cherish the memories! Tricia also helped make sure that all the details fell into place and that we got exactly what we wanted on our wedding day.
Overall, we feel like AMS contributed greatly to our perfect day!
We are so happy that we went with AMS for so many of our services! From the moment I talked to Tad, I knew that this would Read more...
We are so happy that we went with AMS for so many of our services! From the moment I talked to Tad, I knew that this would be the right group to work with! Tad, Haley, and Cynthia were so responsive to everything that we needed. Every request that we added for our wedding, they were quick to accommodate!
Our DJ, Andrew, was awesome! We met with him about a month before our wedding to go over all of our music requests. He made sure that he knew exactly what we wanted. During the wedding, he kept the energy up and everyone stayed on the dance floor all night! The wedding was totally about us and the vibe that we wanted...it was never about Andrew (some DJs can make it all about themselves).
Diane was our day of wedding planner, but she really helped us throughout the process. She made sure she contacted every vendor and knew exactly what they were supposed to provide for us. We had to make a last minute time change, and she handled the change so easily. She contacted every vendor to arrange the switch. The day of the wedding was so smooth. Everything was perfect! Diane was so kind to everyone and she made sure she made me comfortable and every guest there. She knew how to put the final touches on things to make all of our ideas come to life. Our day just wouldn't have been the same without her!
Tricia was our photobooth operator. She was so much fun! I think the photobooth was full all night! Our guests had a blast! Tricia was so sweet and kind to every guest! We loved all the pictures that everyone put in our scrapbook and we will cherish the memories! Tricia also helped make sure that all the details fell into place and that we got exactly what we wanted on our wedding day.
Overall, we feel like AMS contributed greatly to our perfect day! Read less
Services Used: DJ, Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor, Rentals & Photobooths
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Jenny
Wedding:
7/26/2013
4.3/5.0
I hired AMS Entertainment for my wedding. At first we had a location where we needed lights in addition to a DJ. However 6 months before our wedding date we changed the venue and no longer needed lighting. Tad was very flexible and adjusted our payment plan and fit right into the new venue. From the get go everyone was very nice and responsive. I never had to wait more than a couple days to get an email. Our actual DJ, Chase Chandler, was excellent. He made sure to meet with us before the wedding, because he said he wanted to understand what we wanted for that day. We had a Skype meeting and he answered all of our questions. On the day of the wedding he played all of the music we requested. He was beyond helpful. I would highly recommend AMS to any future bride in the Santa Barbara area.
I hired AMS Entertainment for my wedding. At first we had a location where we needed lights in addition to a DJ. However 6 Read more...
I hired AMS Entertainment for my wedding. At first we had a location where we needed lights in addition to a DJ. However 6 months before our wedding date we changed the venue and no longer needed lighting. Tad was very flexible and adjusted our payment plan and fit right into the new venue. From the get go everyone was very nice and responsive. I never had to wait more than a couple days to get an email. Our actual DJ, Chase Chandler, was excellent. He made sure to meet with us before the wedding, because he said he wanted to understand what we wanted for that day. We had a Skype meeting and he answered all of our questions. On the day of the wedding he played all of the music we requested. He was beyond helpful. I would highly recommend AMS to any future bride in the Santa Barbara area. Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Cara
Wedding:
7/26/2013
5.0/5.0
We were very happy with our choice to go with AMS entertainment. We used AMS for a guitarist, DJ for the reception, photo booth and planner. We liked that we had one central point of contact for multiple vendors.

Our guitarist, Chris gave us the romantic ambience we wanted during the ceremony and cocktail hour. He learned several songs at the last minute which we were so grateful for!

DJ Andrew was our perfect DJ. He picked up on the vibe of the crowd and played music that kept the energy up. We had a crowd that wanted to dance all night and DJ Andrew kept everyone on the floor.

Our photobooth was such a blast, I wouldn't have thought that it would have been as much of a hit as it was. I would definitely recommend that is on the fence about getting one, go for it!

Haley, our planner, was the best decision we made in the wedding planning process. Once we handed over the reins to Haley a couple weeks before the wedding we could relax and enjoy our wedding - with friends and family in town we were able to enjoy their company and not have to run around town stressed about the details. She was our one point contact for all of our vendors and it felt great knowing that she had all the bases covered. On the day of Haley took care of everything, the day went off without a hitch and I know she worked her booty off to make that happen. Thank you Haley for everything!
We were very happy with our choice to go with AMS entertainment. We used AMS for a guitarist, DJ for the reception, photo Read more...
We were very happy with our choice to go with AMS entertainment. We used AMS for a guitarist, DJ for the reception, photo booth and planner. We liked that we had one central point of contact for multiple vendors.

Our guitarist, Chris gave us the romantic ambience we wanted during the ceremony and cocktail hour. He learned several songs at the last minute which we were so grateful for!

DJ Andrew was our perfect DJ. He picked up on the vibe of the crowd and played music that kept the energy up. We had a crowd that wanted to dance all night and DJ Andrew kept everyone on the floor.

Our photobooth was such a blast, I wouldn't have thought that it would have been as much of a hit as it was. I would definitely recommend that is on the fence about getting one, go for it!

Haley, our planner, was the best decision we made in the wedding planning process. Once we handed over the reins to Haley a couple weeks before the wedding we could relax and enjoy our wedding - with friends and family in town we were able to enjoy their company and not have to run around town stressed about the details. She was our one point contact for all of our vendors and it felt great knowing that she had all the bases covered. On the day of Haley took care of everything, the day went off without a hitch and I know she worked her booty off to make that happen. Thank you Haley for everything! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ, Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths
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Kate
Wedding:
7/20/2013
3.6/5.0
AMS provided us with a DJ, uplighting, and a photobooth for our wedding. We were also supposed to have ceremony sound with a microphone. However, the mic was not working. The DJ had a spare with him, but our officiant made the executive decision not to use it because it would further interrupt our ceremony to get it all hooked up and working properly. While the DJ was prepared with a spare on hand, it would have been nice to have a working mic from the beginning or to have gotten refunded for the ceremony sound that we never got. Our guests were still able to hear though and everything ended up working out fine.
We also had uplighting for our reception, which was a really nice touch. However, we were told the uplights would be purple/blue and they ended up being red. This was fine, but would have been nice to know ahead of time, as red was not in our color scheme.
The photobooth was a really fun addition to our reception. Our guests had a lot of fun with it and it gave us a lot of memories to look back on.
Our DJ, Brad, was great. He followed our requests and really listened to what we wanted.
During the planning process, we talked to a number of different people who work at AMS and oftentimes, it was difficult to get a hold of any one person or get a timely email response. Brad, however, once we had his personal contact information, was very much on top of things, which we appreciated.
Overall, AMS was a fine choice. We got the music we wanted, uplighting was a nice touch, and the photobooth was awesome. Packaging the services was much more cost-effective than getting each service individually.
AMS provided us with a DJ, uplighting, and a photobooth for our wedding. We were also supposed to have ceremony sound with Read more...
AMS provided us with a DJ, uplighting, and a photobooth for our wedding. We were also supposed to have ceremony sound with a microphone. However, the mic was not working. The DJ had a spare with him, but our officiant made the executive decision not to use it because it would further interrupt our ceremony to get it all hooked up and working properly. While the DJ was prepared with a spare on hand, it would have been nice to have a working mic from the beginning or to have gotten refunded for the ceremony sound that we never got. Our guests were still able to hear though and everything ended up working out fine.
We also had uplighting for our reception, which was a really nice touch. However, we were told the uplights would be purple/blue and they ended up being red. This was fine, but would have been nice to know ahead of time, as red was not in our color scheme.
The photobooth was a really fun addition to our reception. Our guests had a lot of fun with it and it gave us a lot of memories to look back on.
Our DJ, Brad, was great. He followed our requests and really listened to what we wanted.
During the planning process, we talked to a number of different people who work at AMS and oftentimes, it was difficult to get a hold of any one person or get a timely email response. Brad, however, once we had his personal contact information, was very much on top of things, which we appreciated.
Overall, AMS was a fine choice. We got the music we wanted, uplighting was a nice touch, and the photobooth was awesome. Packaging the services was much more cost-effective than getting each service individually. Read less
Services Used: Lighting & Decor, Rentals & Photobooths
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Ryan
Wedding:
7/19/2013
4.9/5.0
We sat down with AMS and explained what we were looking for; their recommendations were great. Both musicians/bands were incredible! Beyond our wildest expectations. People are still talking about how much they loved the band…the dance floor was packed all night! The photo booth as well as the kids' area worked out great. Thank you again to AMS for helping to make our day that much more special.
We sat down with AMS and explained what we were looking for; their recommendations were great. Both musicians/bands were Read more...
We sat down with AMS and explained what we were looking for; their recommendations were great. Both musicians/bands were incredible! Beyond our wildest expectations. People are still talking about how much they loved the band…the dance floor was packed all night! The photo booth as well as the kids' area worked out great. Thank you again to AMS for helping to make our day that much more special. Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music, Lighting & Decor,
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William
Wedding:
6/29/2013
4.9/5.0
DJ Guy was the perfect fit for our wedding reception at the Wine Cask in Santa Barbara. We met once on-site to review logistics and he truly nailed it! The music was exactly what we envisioned, and the most importantly the dance floor was packed all night!

DJ Guy was very personable, easy-going, very responsive, and a true professional. He coordinated our toasts and the sound-quality was on point. He even read aloud some "words of (occasionally naughty) advice" from our guests which people are still talking about!

I'd recommend DJ Guy and AMS Entertainment to anyone who wants a smooth experience from start to finish. We planned the wedding from 3,000+ miles away and somehow they made us feel at ease the entire time. We are more than completely satisfied with our experience and would definitely use them again if we need them!

Thanks AMS!
DJ Guy was the perfect fit for our wedding reception at the Wine Cask in Santa Barbara. We met once on-site to review Read more...
DJ Guy was the perfect fit for our wedding reception at the Wine Cask in Santa Barbara. We met once on-site to review logistics and he truly nailed it! The music was exactly what we envisioned, and the most importantly the dance floor was packed all night!

DJ Guy was very personable, easy-going, very responsive, and a true professional. He coordinated our toasts and the sound-quality was on point. He even read aloud some "words of (occasionally naughty) advice" from our guests which people are still talking about!

I'd recommend DJ Guy and AMS Entertainment to anyone who wants a smooth experience from start to finish. We planned the wedding from 3,000+ miles away and somehow they made us feel at ease the entire time. We are more than completely satisfied with our experience and would definitely use them again if we need them!

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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
AMS Entertainment was absolutely amazing!
Haley Brantley you are awesome! Thank you for being there for me on my day. Everything was seamless, and beyond my expectations. She was my Wedding Coordinator. She took charge, and was in contact with all of my vendors. My wedding ran into a few hiccups as any does, and she completely saved the day! My guests were impressed by her candor and professionalism.

Our DJ, was also exceptional! DJ Alex, thanks for playing the music I wanted. You suggestions and personality set the perfect mood. My guests loved the music and mood you created. I highly recommend using AMS they know how to throw a great Wedding!
AMS Entertainment was absolutely amazing!
Haley Brantley you are awesome! Thank you for being there for me on my day. Read more...
AMS Entertainment was absolutely amazing!
Haley Brantley you are awesome! Thank you for being there for me on my day. Everything was seamless, and beyond my expectations. She was my Wedding Coordinator. She took charge, and was in contact with all of my vendors. My wedding ran into a few hiccups as any does, and she completely saved the day! My guests were impressed by her candor and professionalism.

Our DJ, was also exceptional! DJ Alex, thanks for playing the music I wanted. You suggestions and personality set the perfect mood. My guests loved the music and mood you created. I highly recommend using AMS they know how to throw a great Wedding! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ, Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor
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Lauren
Wedding:
6/22/2013
5.0/5.0
AMS went beyond our expectations. They made things very easy for us during a stressful time. We could't be happier with our DJ, he was such a pleasure to work with and made our wedding so much fun. Our guests thought he was a close friend of ours because of the great chemistry he had with us and the crowd. We highly recommend AMS and will be using them for future events!
AMS went beyond our expectations. They made things very easy for us during a stressful time. We could't be happier with Read more...
AMS went beyond our expectations. They made things very easy for us during a stressful time. We could't be happier with our DJ, he was such a pleasure to work with and made our wedding so much fun. Our guests thought he was a close friend of ours because of the great chemistry he had with us and the crowd. We highly recommend AMS and will be using them for future events! Read less
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Maya
Wedding:
6/21/2013
4.9/5.0
We couldn't have been happier with the services we received from AMS! We had beautiful ceremony music with string instruments and an awesome spanish guitarist thanks to AMS. Our DJ was perfect too - he listened to everything we said and gave us such a great mix of music that people were dancing all night (even some relatives that I have NEVER seen dance before!!!).

And finally there was Haley Brantley our wonderful coordinator who kept me sane and made sure everything and everyone was where they/it needed to be! I really couldn't have made it through the wedding day without her and am SO thankful that I was able to work with her. She was the absolute best!!!

Everyone at AMS was friendly and responsive. I was able to get so much done through them that it made wedding planning way smoother than I could have expected. Thank you guys! :)
We couldn't have been happier with the services we received from AMS! We had beautiful ceremony music with string Read more...
We couldn't have been happier with the services we received from AMS! We had beautiful ceremony music with string instruments and an awesome spanish guitarist thanks to AMS. Our DJ was perfect too - he listened to everything we said and gave us such a great mix of music that people were dancing all night (even some relatives that I have NEVER seen dance before!!!).

And finally there was Haley Brantley our wonderful coordinator who kept me sane and made sure everything and everyone was where they/it needed to be! I really couldn't have made it through the wedding day without her and am SO thankful that I was able to work with her. She was the absolute best!!!

Everyone at AMS was friendly and responsive. I was able to get so much done through them that it made wedding planning way smoother than I could have expected. Thank you guys! :) Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ, , Wedding Planning
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Jessica
Wedding:
6/15/2013
5.0/5.0
I couldn’t have had a better experience with their service. It was truly AWESOME. They were all very professional, on top of the details and I loved the reminders and follow ups during such a busy time. My meeting with Brad prior to the wedding was absolutely what I needed! I was feeling very anxious about all the details by that point and he was so calm, confident and knowledgeable about both music aspect as well as other details that I left knowing everything would be great! Plus, he had some wonderful ideas and suggestions that eased the planning for me. In addition, he seemed to really CARE! This was going to be the day of my dreams and I could tell it mattered to him as well as Haley that it was all I wanted it to be!

The reception was the most beautiful ever. Everything from Cold Springs Tavern venue to AMS's DJ services were perfect. Brad did an AMAZING JOB. The music mix was perfect. He was so careful to know the “plan”…he checked in with people to make sure they were relaxed and knew their part…he was just great. I am so grateful to AMS. It was such a profoundly unique and special day and their contribution was key.
I couldn’t have had a better experience with their service. It was truly AWESOME. They were all very professional, on top Read more...
I couldn’t have had a better experience with their service. It was truly AWESOME. They were all very professional, on top of the details and I loved the reminders and follow ups during such a busy time. My meeting with Brad prior to the wedding was absolutely what I needed! I was feeling very anxious about all the details by that point and he was so calm, confident and knowledgeable about both music aspect as well as other details that I left knowing everything would be great! Plus, he had some wonderful ideas and suggestions that eased the planning for me. In addition, he seemed to really CARE! This was going to be the day of my dreams and I could tell it mattered to him as well as Haley that it was all I wanted it to be!

The reception was the most beautiful ever. Everything from Cold Springs Tavern venue to AMS's DJ services were perfect. Brad did an AMAZING JOB. The music mix was perfect. He was so careful to know the “plan”…he checked in with people to make sure they were relaxed and knew their part…he was just great. I am so grateful to AMS. It was such a profoundly unique and special day and their contribution was key. Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Matt
Wedding:
6/8/2013
4.9/5.0
AMS Entertainment was easy to work with, had a one-stop-shop for the services we needed and was very responsive. We used their Day-of Wedding Coordinator, DJ services, and a musician. It made it easy on us to have 3 of our key services handled by one vendor, with one contract, with one point of contact. Additionally the intake process and the online wedding planning tool were very helpful in our planning.

The Wedding Coordinator, Haley was an exceptional partner. We were planning the wedding from across the country and didn't have much knowledge about Santa Barbara. She was readily available when we had questions about pretty much anything from rehearsal dinner restaurants to what color markers we should use on our guestbook. She answered emails, phone calls, met with us while we were there, and more. She ran the rehearsal for the ceremony and everyone knew exactly what they had to do. The actual event ran extremely smooth due to her planning and execution, better than we could have hoped. We had two snags due to weather and guests showing up unexpectedly and she handled them quickly and without having us involved so we enjoyed the day. I would highly recommend her as a wedding coordinator as she is professional, friendly, and went beyond the call to make sure our day was just the way we wanted it.

DJ Guy was also a great partner. We (the bride and groom) have completely different tastes in music. After one hour-long conversation he effectively combined our tastes, stayed away from the music we didn't want to hear, and most importantly kept the party going. Our guests commented on both the music during the dinner as well as the party afterward. Everyone loved it.
AMS Entertainment was easy to work with, had a one-stop-shop for the services we needed and was very responsive. We used Read more...
AMS Entertainment was easy to work with, had a one-stop-shop for the services we needed and was very responsive. We used their Day-of Wedding Coordinator, DJ services, and a musician. It made it easy on us to have 3 of our key services handled by one vendor, with one contract, with one point of contact. Additionally the intake process and the online wedding planning tool were very helpful in our planning.

The Wedding Coordinator, Haley was an exceptional partner. We were planning the wedding from across the country and didn't have much knowledge about Santa Barbara. She was readily available when we had questions about pretty much anything from rehearsal dinner restaurants to what color markers we should use on our guestbook. She answered emails, phone calls, met with us while we were there, and more. She ran the rehearsal for the ceremony and everyone knew exactly what they had to do. The actual event ran extremely smooth due to her planning and execution, better than we could have hoped. We had two snags due to weather and guests showing up unexpectedly and she handled them quickly and without having us involved so we enjoyed the day. I would highly recommend her as a wedding coordinator as she is professional, friendly, and went beyond the call to make sure our day was just the way we wanted it.

DJ Guy was also a great partner. We (the bride and groom) have completely different tastes in music. After one hour-long conversation he effectively combined our tastes, stayed away from the music we didn't want to hear, and most importantly kept the party going. Our guests commented on both the music during the dinner as well as the party afterward. Everyone loved it. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ, Wedding Planning
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
DJ Andrew was spectacular. He took care to help execute the wedding I envisioned and took the time to pick out music I specifically asked for. During the dinner for example, I wanted smooth jazz playing in the background. I had a few artists I definitely wanted to hear from but no "master playlist" or anything so I asked Andrew to research and play some hit songs from the artists I gave him. He did a spectacular job researching that for me and coming prepared. I think music is key at a wedding (and I'm sure most people would agree!) so he really helped carry out my vision for the wedding and I really appreciate it.

Diane the "wedding helper," which I would describe as a "day-of" wedding coordinator also did an amazing job. I hired her for not only the day of but for the wedding rehearsal the day before and I think she did a great job coordinating the paces and places at my rehearsal. She also was invaluable the day-of, setting up my wedding and ensuring specific errands were done smoothly, such as transferring my ceremony flowers to be reception centerpieces. One of the things I'm most grateful to Diane for, was setting up and tying 45 chair sashes and chair covers i rented! The vendor doesn't do installations for orders under 100 but Diane came to the rescue and set them all up for me beautifully the day of, which was great because as everyone knows, on the day of the wedding, there's no way a bride has time herself to spend 1 hour setting up chair covers and sashes!

Lastly, Candlelight Strings came with my ceremony package. They were a wonderful string quartet and beautifully performed all the songs I requested. Great job and thank you!

Lastly just wanted to thank Tad for helping negotiate my wedding package for all the above services. He was willing to work with my budgets and make tweaks and adjustments until I had the services I need but within the price range I was looking for. Very nice to work with!

Thank you AMS!
DJ Andrew was spectacular. He took care to help execute the wedding I envisioned and took the time to pick out music I Read more...
DJ Andrew was spectacular. He took care to help execute the wedding I envisioned and took the time to pick out music I specifically asked for. During the dinner for example, I wanted smooth jazz playing in the background. I had a few artists I definitely wanted to hear from but no "master playlist" or anything so I asked Andrew to research and play some hit songs from the artists I gave him. He did a spectacular job researching that for me and coming prepared. I think music is key at a wedding (and I'm sure most people would agree!) so he really helped carry out my vision for the wedding and I really appreciate it.

Diane the "wedding helper," which I would describe as a "day-of" wedding coordinator also did an amazing job. I hired her for not only the day of but for the wedding rehearsal the day before and I think she did a great job coordinating the paces and places at my rehearsal. She also was invaluable the day-of, setting up my wedding and ensuring specific errands were done smoothly, such as transferring my ceremony flowers to be reception centerpieces. One of the things I'm most grateful to Diane for, was setting up and tying 45 chair sashes and chair covers i rented! The vendor doesn't do installations for orders under 100 but Diane came to the rescue and set them all up for me beautifully the day of, which was great because as everyone knows, on the day of the wedding, there's no way a bride has time herself to spend 1 hour setting up chair covers and sashes!

Lastly, Candlelight Strings came with my ceremony package. They were a wonderful string quartet and beautifully performed all the songs I requested. Great job and thank you!

Lastly just wanted to thank Tad for helping negotiate my wedding package for all the above services. He was willing to work with my budgets and make tweaks and adjustments until I had the services I need but within the price range I was looking for. Very nice to work with!

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Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ, Wedding Planning
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
They provided us with everything we needed and everything went smoothly.
They provided us with everything we needed and everything went smoothly.
They provided us with everything we needed and everything went smoothly. Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Working with AMS was wonderful. Our original DJ got into an accident the day before the wedding (he ended up being fine!), and AMS easily found us an alternate, who was fantastic. Both DJs we interacted with were professional and understood what we wanted from them. I would recommend this vendor to anyone.
Working with AMS was wonderful. Our original DJ got into an accident the day before the wedding (he ended up being fine!), Read more...
Working with AMS was wonderful. Our original DJ got into an accident the day before the wedding (he ended up being fine!), and AMS easily found us an alternate, who was fantastic. Both DJs we interacted with were professional and understood what we wanted from them. I would recommend this vendor to anyone. Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Jennifer
Wedding:
3/23/2013
5.0/5.0
Our ceremony musician, Chris Judge, was amazing and completely amazed us and our guests by his beautiful music.

Omar Khan was our DJ and we couldn't have been happier with someone else. He was extremely respectful, professional, fun, engaging and made our wedding perfect! Highly recommend both!
Our ceremony musician, Chris Judge, was amazing and completely amazed us and our guests by his beautiful music.

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Our ceremony musician, Chris Judge, was amazing and completely amazed us and our guests by his beautiful music.

Omar Khan was our DJ and we couldn't have been happier with someone else. He was extremely respectful, professional, fun, engaging and made our wedding perfect! Highly recommend both! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
AMS provided lighting and a ipod-pluggable speaker system for our wedding at Elings Park. They were quite easy to work with and everything they provided worked perfectly well. The string lighting was really nice looking and exactly what we were hoping for, and the speakers worked well too. Set-up and take-down required no micro-management from us.
AMS provided lighting and a ipod-pluggable speaker system for our wedding at Elings Park. They were quite easy to work Read more...
AMS provided lighting and a ipod-pluggable speaker system for our wedding at Elings Park. They were quite easy to work with and everything they provided worked perfectly well. The string lighting was really nice looking and exactly what we were hoping for, and the speakers worked well too. Set-up and take-down required no micro-management from us. Read less
Services Used: Lighting & Decor, Rentals & Photobooths
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.8/5.0
Excellent event and very well managed by AMS. Everyone had a great time!
Excellent event and very well managed by AMS. Everyone had a great time!
Excellent event and very well managed by AMS. Everyone had a great time! Read less
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Dalina
Wedding:
11/13/2012
5.0/5.0
Great to work with the staff at AMS! Flexible and easy-going; and able to offer brides and grooms several different packages/options based on your needs!!! Familiar with pretty much every location venue in town and they know what they are doing!!!!
Great to work with the staff at AMS! Flexible and easy-going; and able to offer brides and grooms several different Read more...
Great to work with the staff at AMS! Flexible and easy-going; and able to offer brides and grooms several different packages/options based on your needs!!! Familiar with pretty much every location venue in town and they know what they are doing!!!! Read less
Services Used: DJ, Rentals & Photobooths
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.8/5.0
Everything was great - there seemed to be a lot of songs played that we didn't request - or even know - but at the end of the day, all was great! Thank you very much!!
Everything was great - there seemed to be a lot of songs played that we didn't request - or even know - but at the end of Read more...
Everything was great - there seemed to be a lot of songs played that we didn't request - or even know - but at the end of the day, all was great! Thank you very much!! Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.7/5.0
AMS did a great job for our wedding at the Santa Barbara Historical Museum. Everyone we spoke to at AMS was very helpful and accommodating. Our DJ Chase did a great job listening to our suggestions and played almost every song that we requested.
AMS did a great job for our wedding at the Santa Barbara Historical Museum. Everyone we spoke to at AMS was very helpful Read more...
AMS did a great job for our wedding at the Santa Barbara Historical Museum. Everyone we spoke to at AMS was very helpful and accommodating. Our DJ Chase did a great job listening to our suggestions and played almost every song that we requested. Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Clara
Wedding:
9/14/2012
5.0/5.0
DJ Alex was awesome! He took the time to meet with us prior to the wedding to make sure that every detail would be perfect on the wedding day. He was great to work with and our guests had a fabulous time at our wedding.
DJ Alex was awesome! He took the time to meet with us prior to the wedding to make sure that every detail would be perfect Read more...
DJ Alex was awesome! He took the time to meet with us prior to the wedding to make sure that every detail would be perfect on the wedding day. He was great to work with and our guests had a fabulous time at our wedding. Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Anonymous
Wedding:
9/13/2012
5.0/5.0
They were extremely organized and kept the day flowing smoothly. I'd recommend AMS to all my friends!
They were extremely organized and kept the day flowing smoothly. I'd recommend AMS to all my friends!
They were extremely organized and kept the day flowing smoothly. I'd recommend AMS to all my friends! Read less
Services Used: DJ, Lighting & Decor, Rentals & Photobooths
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Our DJ was Umair from AMS Entertainment and he was awesome! He always had a smile on his face and his energy carried through in his DJing at our event. He played all the songs we requested and got everyone on the dance floor. This was an overall great experience working with him and we would gladly recommend him to friends and family for future events.
Our DJ was Umair from AMS Entertainment and he was awesome! He always had a smile on his face and his energy carried Read more...
Our DJ was Umair from AMS Entertainment and he was awesome! He always had a smile on his face and his energy carried through in his DJing at our event. He played all the songs we requested and got everyone on the dance floor. This was an overall great experience working with him and we would gladly recommend him to friends and family for future events. Read less
Services Used: DJ
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josie
Wedding:
9/3/2012
5.0/5.0
Hi Brides,
We got married a few weeks ago. We were in a lighting and dance floor pinch--as in the vendor we planned on using was not going to work. AMS Entertainment responded to us on a Saturday and was able to organize our lighting for the Monday coming up (Also known as 48 hours of notice). The were kind, professional, and strived to meet our budget on NO notice. We were thrilled and our wedding was perfectly lit (an outdoor venue in the evening). They transformed our out door venue into a dreamily lit fabulous venue. HIGHLY recommended.
Hi Brides,
We got married a few weeks ago. We were in a lighting and dance floor pinch--as in the vendor we planned Read more...
Hi Brides,
We got married a few weeks ago. We were in a lighting and dance floor pinch--as in the vendor we planned on using was not going to work. AMS Entertainment responded to us on a Saturday and was able to organize our lighting for the Monday coming up (Also known as 48 hours of notice). The were kind, professional, and strived to meet our budget on NO notice. We were thrilled and our wedding was perfectly lit (an outdoor venue in the evening). They transformed our out door venue into a dreamily lit fabulous venue. HIGHLY recommended. Read less
Services Used: Lighting & Decor, Rentals & Photobooths, Unique Services
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Aaron
Wedding:
9/2/2012
5.0/5.0
My wife and I absolutely loved working with the guitarist/vocalist, Chris Wooley, who we hired through AMS Ent. It was one of the highlights of our wedding!
My wife and I absolutely loved working with the guitarist/vocalist, Chris Wooley, who we hired through AMS Ent. It was one Read more...
My wife and I absolutely loved working with the guitarist/vocalist, Chris Wooley, who we hired through AMS Ent. It was one of the highlights of our wedding! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Joe
Wedding:
9/1/2012
5.0/5.0
Chase and Haley were amazing! A great team that fit perfectly into our theme and really picked it up and ran with it our different ideas. It made for a wonderful and unique event that my wife and I will never forget. Can't go wrong with AMS and their knowledge on special events. Thanks again!
Chase and Haley were amazing! A great team that fit perfectly into our theme and really picked it up and ran with it our Read more...
Chase and Haley were amazing! A great team that fit perfectly into our theme and really picked it up and ran with it our different ideas. It made for a wonderful and unique event that my wife and I will never forget. Can't go wrong with AMS and their knowledge on special events. Thanks again! Read less
Services Used: DJ, Wedding Planning
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Larry
Wedding:
8/19/2012
5.0/5.0
Simply put, superb musicians, and very accomodating. Very happy with it!!
Simply put, superb musicians, and very accomodating. Very happy with it!!
Simply put, superb musicians, and very accomodating. Very happy with it!! Read less
Services Used: Band
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Rowena
Wedding:
8/18/2012
5.0/5.0
From our first consultation with Tad Clark, to our online DJ platform tutorial with Saul, we were extremely impressed with how AMS' services were executed from day one.

The process began by use of an impressive AMS proprietary tool which served as an online music planner. We were able to organize the ceremony music, cocktail reception music, and dinner reception music onto a tabbed interface, where we could highlight "must play" songs, and where we could ban songs via a "no play" list. There was a special place to add special notes and nuances, and even a timeline organizer that allowed us to illustrate our vision of the day to our DJ. It was almost like the coming together of kindred spirits... when we met Guy McLaury on the day of our wedding. For some reason... he fit - In attire, style, and musical discretion, Guy was an important feature in the landscape of our wedding. He took time to ensure that he knew how to correctly pronounce the names of each member of our wedding party. He knew what music to play to get people to dance, and he knew what music to play to keep them dancing. When it came time to facilitate important moments such as the father/daughter dance and MOH/BM speeches, his transitions were seamless... and it made the traditional aspects of our wedding flow at just the right pace. Overall, excellent service, an attentive staff, and fist-pumping music. I highly recommend working with these folks!
From our first consultation with Tad Clark, to our online DJ platform tutorial with Saul, we were extremely impressed with Read more...
From our first consultation with Tad Clark, to our online DJ platform tutorial with Saul, we were extremely impressed with how AMS' services were executed from day one.

The process began by use of an impressive AMS proprietary tool which served as an online music planner. We were able to organize the ceremony music, cocktail reception music, and dinner reception music onto a tabbed interface, where we could highlight "must play" songs, and where we could ban songs via a "no play" list. There was a special place to add special notes and nuances, and even a timeline organizer that allowed us to illustrate our vision of the day to our DJ. It was almost like the coming together of kindred spirits... when we met Guy McLaury on the day of our wedding. For some reason... he fit - In attire, style, and musical discretion, Guy was an important feature in the landscape of our wedding. He took time to ensure that he knew how to correctly pronounce the names of each member of our wedding party. He knew what music to play to get people to dance, and he knew what music to play to keep them dancing. When it came time to facilitate important moments such as the father/daughter dance and MOH/BM speeches, his transitions were seamless... and it made the traditional aspects of our wedding flow at just the right pace. Overall, excellent service, an attentive staff, and fist-pumping music. I highly recommend working with these folks! Read less
Services Used: DJ
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morgan
Wedding:
8/12/2012
5.0/5.0
We used AMS Entertainment for a DJ for our Wedding at the Santa Barbara Zoo on Aug 12th. What can I say other than WE LOVE AMS!!!! Our first interaction was with Tad the owner and he assured us that the DJ for our wedding would be not only be professional but skilled as well. Our Dj was more than that, from our first meeting until the final song on our wedding day Saul was upbeat, experienced and fully understood exactly what we were looking for on our wedding day!!! He nailed the ceremony, grand entrance, first dance, etc! His announcements we clear and informative without going over board and he kept the dance floor full the whole night long. We could not have been happier with the service and support provided by AMS and Saul. I surely hope everyone uses them for their next event!!!
We used AMS Entertainment for a DJ for our Wedding at the Santa Barbara Zoo on Aug 12th. What can I say other than WE LOVE Read more...
We used AMS Entertainment for a DJ for our Wedding at the Santa Barbara Zoo on Aug 12th. What can I say other than WE LOVE AMS!!!! Our first interaction was with Tad the owner and he assured us that the DJ for our wedding would be not only be professional but skilled as well. Our Dj was more than that, from our first meeting until the final song on our wedding day Saul was upbeat, experienced and fully understood exactly what we were looking for on our wedding day!!! He nailed the ceremony, grand entrance, first dance, etc! His announcements we clear and informative without going over board and he kept the dance floor full the whole night long. We could not have been happier with the service and support provided by AMS and Saul. I surely hope everyone uses them for their next event!!! Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Morgan
Wedding:
8/12/2012
5.0/5.0
We love AMS!!! They provided a wonderful Dj that made our wedding more than just fun, it made it memorable! Saul was wonderful. He was supportive from our first meeting, his announcements were very informative and he kept the dance party going until the very end! Everyone loved him!!! I highly recommend AMS Entertainment for your next celebration as well as Saul our amazing DJ. Thank you for making our wedding day unforgettable!!!
We love AMS!!! They provided a wonderful Dj that made our wedding more than just fun, it made it memorable! Saul was Read more...
We love AMS!!! They provided a wonderful Dj that made our wedding more than just fun, it made it memorable! Saul was wonderful. He was supportive from our first meeting, his announcements were very informative and he kept the dance party going until the very end! Everyone loved him!!! I highly recommend AMS Entertainment for your next celebration as well as Saul our amazing DJ. Thank you for making our wedding day unforgettable!!! Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Karen
Wedding:
8/11/2012
0.0/5.0
AMS was the only failure of our wedding. I found that the over promised and under delivered. We booked on Labor day a full year before our wedding.We hesitated to use a DJ because we really didn't want to hear a loud DJ talking during our wedding and we wanted to avoid overplayed songs.
Tad the owner promised a personalized and classy event. We were sold. After spending HOURS selecting songs and filling out their questionnaire, we received a call from a DJ who lived in Fresno and would be driving in for our wedding. When we asked why we were being given a out of town DJ, we were told that there other DJs were busy. When we complained they gave us a new DJ who turned out to be TERRIBLE/ He acted as an obnoxious MC (when we asked not to have one) and played songs from our Do Not Play list rather than the songs we had carefully selected.

On top of all this they booked us a latin spring trio when we SPECIFICALLY asked for roaming mariachi's.

I am a local and dreamed of a Santa Barbara wedding most of my life. All the vendors I used were amazing except AMS. Please, please don't trust this company with your special day.
AMS was the only failure of our wedding. I found that the over promised and under delivered. We booked on Labor day a full Read more...
AMS was the only failure of our wedding. I found that the over promised and under delivered. We booked on Labor day a full year before our wedding.We hesitated to use a DJ because we really didn't want to hear a loud DJ talking during our wedding and we wanted to avoid overplayed songs.
Tad the owner promised a personalized and classy event. We were sold. After spending HOURS selecting songs and filling out their questionnaire, we received a call from a DJ who lived in Fresno and would be driving in for our wedding. When we asked why we were being given a out of town DJ, we were told that there other DJs were busy. When we complained they gave us a new DJ who turned out to be TERRIBLE/ He acted as an obnoxious MC (when we asked not to have one) and played songs from our Do Not Play list rather than the songs we had carefully selected.

On top of all this they booked us a latin spring trio when we SPECIFICALLY asked for roaming mariachi's.

I am a local and dreamed of a Santa Barbara wedding most of my life. All the vendors I used were amazing except AMS. Please, please don't trust this company with your special day. Read less
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Laurie
Wedding:
8/10/2012
5.0/5.0
AMS was amazing to work with. They took a lot of time to make sure our wedding was exactly what we wanted. We spoke to multiple people in the office and they were all helpful and wonderful to deal with. Saul was an amazing DJ and MC for our special day. The photobooth was a hit with our guests, we loved the fact we could put our custom logo on the photos.
AMS was amazing to work with. They took a lot of time to make sure our wedding was exactly what we wanted. We spoke to Read more...
AMS was amazing to work with. They took a lot of time to make sure our wedding was exactly what we wanted. We spoke to multiple people in the office and they were all helpful and wonderful to deal with. Saul was an amazing DJ and MC for our special day. The photobooth was a hit with our guests, we loved the fact we could put our custom logo on the photos. Read less
Services Used: DJ, Rentals & Photobooths
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Anonymous
Wedding:
8/10/2012
5.0/5.0
I was AMAZED with AMS! First off they were flexible and worked with my needs. They were responsive and made trips out to my venue to assess for lighting. The DJ made the party, all night and weeks after just compliment after compliment on how beautiful the lighting was and how fun the dancing was. The DJ literally had everyone on the dance floor! He worked with what I wanted and met ALL my needs! I have been to my share of weddings, and two now, including my own where AMS provided the DJ services and it is the most fun I have had! Alex was my DJ and he is friendly, professional, and was a highlight of my wedding! If you don't have there service your wedding and experience will miss out! SO SATISFIED!!
I was AMAZED with AMS! First off they were flexible and worked with my needs. They were responsive and made trips out to Read more...
I was AMAZED with AMS! First off they were flexible and worked with my needs. They were responsive and made trips out to my venue to assess for lighting. The DJ made the party, all night and weeks after just compliment after compliment on how beautiful the lighting was and how fun the dancing was. The DJ literally had everyone on the dance floor! He worked with what I wanted and met ALL my needs! I have been to my share of weddings, and two now, including my own where AMS provided the DJ services and it is the most fun I have had! Alex was my DJ and he is friendly, professional, and was a highlight of my wedding! If you don't have there service your wedding and experience will miss out! SO SATISFIED!! Read less
Services Used: DJ, Lighting & Decor
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Anonymous
Wedding:
7/14/2012
0.9/5.0
We had our wedding at Elings Park in Santa Barbara. Because this is a public out door venue near homes there are certain sound regulations that you have to comply with. Elings park required that you comply with the rules provided by AMS. Even though we had our own DJ we still had to work with TAd from AMS- because of this we decided to have them also provide our lighting and photo booth- I wish we hadn't. Tad was late to our initial appointment and in the weeks leading up to my wedding he was MIA. I sent him multiple emails that went unanswered. I had to reach out to his assistant to get the answers to my questions. The only good part about working with them was that the photo booth attendant, Haley, was super nice and did a great job.
We had our wedding at Elings Park in Santa Barbara. Because this is a public out door venue near homes there are certain Read more...
We had our wedding at Elings Park in Santa Barbara. Because this is a public out door venue near homes there are certain sound regulations that you have to comply with. Elings park required that you comply with the rules provided by AMS. Even though we had our own DJ we still had to work with TAd from AMS- because of this we decided to have them also provide our lighting and photo booth- I wish we hadn't. Tad was late to our initial appointment and in the weeks leading up to my wedding he was MIA. I sent him multiple emails that went unanswered. I had to reach out to his assistant to get the answers to my questions. The only good part about working with them was that the photo booth attendant, Haley, was super nice and did a great job. Read less
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AMS Entertainment - Santa Barbara responded with the following comments:

I must admit that I (Tad) was out of town prior to this wedding and behind on emails during a particularly busy part of the season. I was not as responsive as I expect from myself or as the bride deserved. Fortunately, we have an office staff that stepped in and answered all of her questions – which is why we have a full-time team to help. In my follow up after the wedding, the bride told me the products she ordered, which included area wash, string lighting and the photo booth were exactly as she requested and was pleased. Unfortunately, my slow response time prior to her wedding when the stress is highest had a very negative effect on her overall impression – which is both disappointing and rare for us.
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Amy Brown
Wedding:
6/3/2012
0.9/5.0
We had an awful experience with AMS--I'm still shocked by their lack of professionalism. Leading up to the time that we first gave AMS our deposit, we’d talked on the phone with Tad Clark, who seemed very professional and knowledgeable and eager to make us happy. However, once we’d sent in the deposit, we were informed by another employee, Saul, that our DJ would be Andrew. We looked on the AMS website to get some information, as we’d been told that each DJ was strategically selected to be the best fit for each customer’s event.

While there were a number of DJs on the site that had full bios, clearly outlining his or her experience level, capabilities and style, this is what was all that was on the site for Andrew:

Andrew's wide range of experiences and amazing service attitude make him a great fit for any party. He is flexible and creative in all areas from guest interactions to music selection.
Andrew is a recent graduate of UCSB and has worked at many service focused jobs including Fess Parker's Doubletree as a concierge. That experience helps him to easily connect with all types of people and make sure they're having a wonderful time making him a great asset to any party.

We asked Saul, who was now evidently our contact, to outline Andrew’s experience as a DJ—and why he had been picked for us specifically, given that his 'expertise' seemed to be from working at a hotel. Saul couldn’t answer that, other than to say that he knew that Andrew had graduated from college fairly recently.

I wrote a very polite email to Tad Clark, letting him know that we were concerned that Andrew’s apparent lack of expertise as an actual DJ, according to their own website, would not make him the best fit for our big day. Tad called me, and got very angry and defensive with me, saying that he ‘wouldn’t want to be Andrew, at our wedding, since we’re going into it with such a negative attitude.’ He then threatened to return our deposit ( this was now only 12 days before our wedding) and force us to find someone else at the last minute.

We were VERY upset and concerned, but decided to try to make the best of it. We asked for a meeting during the week with Andrew, somewhere between SB and Oxnard, where we live, as it would be a school night and we have a 9 year old daughter, but Andrew told us that he refused to meet us anywhere but their SB office. We decided we'd just have to settle for a phone call to discuss the important details of our wedding.


Andrew was clearly told that we were initially unhappy, and he was extremely sullen and uncommunicative with us during our the one 1.5 hour conference call with him. We both tried to be upbeat and positive, but it was a struggle to interact with him. After our call, I'd emailed him to ask if he felt we should have one more meeting before the wedding to cover all the bases, and he said that wouldn't be necessary. We'd sent him and his boss (Tad Clark) an email on 5/23, with an attachment with our complete music list, and during our call on 5/29, when I referred to the list, he said, sounding irritated, that that day was the very first time he'd seen it. I pointed out that he'd received the email with it 6 days previously, and he acknowledged that he hadn't opened the attachment.

During our discussion with him, we stressed the importance and delicacy of the introduction of our 'mothers'--as both sets of our parents are deceased, we wanted to both honor the parents who had passed on, and honor the mother figures in our lives who were present. We spent a considerable amount of time during the call making sure that Andrew understood that this was a key element of the reception, and went over the phonetic spelling and pronunciation of these people, and I told him I'd write a brief piece of copy for him to read, mourning the loss of the deceased, and introducing those mothers with us in the room.

Our plan was to invite these important women in our lives and their spouses onto the dance floor after our first dance, to join us, and have a Family Dance--and we asked Andrew to choose a Frank Sinatra song for this dance.

On our wedding day, Andrew did not have the correct timeline with him, and was unsure of the order of when our first dance was, etc., minutes before we were to be introduced! When we did have our bridal party introduced, we cringed as he mispronounced several names, despite the fact that we had gone over each one with him during our call.

We were then introduced, and were to immediately segue into our first dance, but Andrew let us stand out on the dance floor for nearly 30 seconds of dead air, which was incredibly awkward and embarrassing. When it was time to introduce our mothers, his delivery was again completely wooden and unprofessional--it was clear that he had not practiced it--it sounded like he was seeing it and reading it for the very first time, cold. Thus, what was supposed to be a significant, emotional moment of tribute sounded like we'd handed the copy to someone off the street. Here again, several more names were completely mispronounced--which gave these family members the impression that we, the couple, had not bothered to clarify something so important with our DJ beforehand. We've since apologized to those whose names were mangled, but it was a shame.

The Sinatra song he chose was nearly impossible to dance to--I was a dancer for years, and even I struggled with it--and my 77 year old stepmother and Eric's 87 year old surrogate mom had an awful time. We all just hoped it would end quickly--and another important aspect of the reception was a disappointment.

The sound quality overall was scratchy and did not sound rich and professional--and Andrew's lack of enthusiasm was clear when he made announcements during the reception.

We had two wedding coordinators--and one of them ended up having to spend the majority of the reception up in the DJ area, making sure that he followed the timeline--thus dividing the efforts of another vendor that could have been better used in managing the event on the floor.

We sent a similar synopsis as above to Tad Clark last week, ending with this:

"I am not sharing this with you because I enjoy complaining--in fact, we went into the event hoping that everything, at least the things we'd really spent time specifically with Andrew on, would go smoothly--I'm sharing them with you because as a business owner, I'd want to know how my customer's experience went, especially for something like a wedding day.

I'm happy to discuss this with you further--in fact, I'd appreciate your input on this."

However, no one from AMS Entertainment has contacted us or responded. Our feeling is that they took our money and do not care about the way our wedding went thanks to their employee. I usually feel that anyone can make a mistake, and in business, it’s not the issues themselves that leave the lasting impression, it’s how they are dealt with after the fact.

However, this was extremely stressful and disappointing, and I hope that no other bride and groom end up in the same boat with this organization.
We had an awful experience with AMS--I'm still shocked by their lack of professionalism. Leading up to the time that we Read more...
We had an awful experience with AMS--I'm still shocked by their lack of professionalism. Leading up to the time that we first gave AMS our deposit, we’d talked on the phone with Tad Clark, who seemed very professional and knowledgeable and eager to make us happy. However, once we’d sent in the deposit, we were informed by another employee, Saul, that our DJ would be Andrew. We looked on the AMS website to get some information, as we’d been told that each DJ was strategically selected to be the best fit for each customer’s event.

While there were a number of DJs on the site that had full bios, clearly outlining his or her experience level, capabilities and style, this is what was all that was on the site for Andrew:

Andrew's wide range of experiences and amazing service attitude make him a great fit for any party. He is flexible and creative in all areas from guest interactions to music selection.
Andrew is a recent graduate of UCSB and has worked at many service focused jobs including Fess Parker's Doubletree as a concierge. That experience helps him to easily connect with all types of people and make sure they're having a wonderful time making him a great asset to any party.

We asked Saul, who was now evidently our contact, to outline Andrew’s experience as a DJ—and why he had been picked for us specifically, given that his 'expertise' seemed to be from working at a hotel. Saul couldn’t answer that, other than to say that he knew that Andrew had graduated from college fairly recently.

I wrote a very polite email to Tad Clark, letting him know that we were concerned that Andrew’s apparent lack of expertise as an actual DJ, according to their own website, would not make him the best fit for our big day. Tad called me, and got very angry and defensive with me, saying that he ‘wouldn’t want to be Andrew, at our wedding, since we’re going into it with such a negative attitude.’ He then threatened to return our deposit ( this was now only 12 days before our wedding) and force us to find someone else at the last minute.

We were VERY upset and concerned, but decided to try to make the best of it. We asked for a meeting during the week with Andrew, somewhere between SB and Oxnard, where we live, as it would be a school night and we have a 9 year old daughter, but Andrew told us that he refused to meet us anywhere but their SB office. We decided we'd just have to settle for a phone call to discuss the important details of our wedding.


Andrew was clearly told that we were initially unhappy, and he was extremely sullen and uncommunicative with us during our the one 1.5 hour conference call with him. We both tried to be upbeat and positive, but it was a struggle to interact with him. After our call, I'd emailed him to ask if he felt we should have one more meeting before the wedding to cover all the bases, and he said that wouldn't be necessary. We'd sent him and his boss (Tad Clark) an email on 5/23, with an attachment with our complete music list, and during our call on 5/29, when I referred to the list, he said, sounding irritated, that that day was the very first time he'd seen it. I pointed out that he'd received the email with it 6 days previously, and he acknowledged that he hadn't opened the attachment.

During our discussion with him, we stressed the importance and delicacy of the introduction of our 'mothers'--as both sets of our parents are deceased, we wanted to both honor the parents who had passed on, and honor the mother figures in our lives who were present. We spent a considerable amount of time during the call making sure that Andrew understood that this was a key element of the reception, and went over the phonetic spelling and pronunciation of these people, and I told him I'd write a brief piece of copy for him to read, mourning the loss of the deceased, and introducing those mothers with us in the room.

Our plan was to invite these important women in our lives and their spouses onto the dance floor after our first dance, to join us, and have a Family Dance--and we asked Andrew to choose a Frank Sinatra song for this dance.

On our wedding day, Andrew did not have the correct timeline with him, and was unsure of the order of when our first dance was, etc., minutes before we were to be introduced! When we did have our bridal party introduced, we cringed as he mispronounced several names, despite the fact that we had gone over each one with him during our call.

We were then introduced, and were to immediately segue into our first dance, but Andrew let us stand out on the dance floor for nearly 30 seconds of dead air, which was incredibly awkward and embarrassing. When it was time to introduce our mothers, his delivery was again completely wooden and unprofessional--it was clear that he had not practiced it--it sounded like he was seeing it and reading it for the very first time, cold. Thus, what was supposed to be a significant, emotional moment of tribute sounded like we'd handed the copy to someone off the street. Here again, several more names were completely mispronounced--which gave these family members the impression that we, the couple, had not bothered to clarify something so important with our DJ beforehand. We've since apologized to those whose names were mangled, but it was a shame.

The Sinatra song he chose was nearly impossible to dance to--I was a dancer for years, and even I struggled with it--and my 77 year old stepmother and Eric's 87 year old surrogate mom had an awful time. We all just hoped it would end quickly--and another important aspect of the reception was a disappointment.

The sound quality overall was scratchy and did not sound rich and professional--and Andrew's lack of enthusiasm was clear when he made announcements during the reception.

We had two wedding coordinators--and one of them ended up having to spend the majority of the reception up in the DJ area, making sure that he followed the timeline--thus dividing the efforts of another vendor that could have been better used in managing the event on the floor.

We sent a similar synopsis as above to Tad Clark last week, ending with this:

"I am not sharing this with you because I enjoy complaining--in fact, we went into the event hoping that everything, at least the things we'd really spent time specifically with Andrew on, would go smoothly--I'm sharing them with you because as a business owner, I'd want to know how my customer's experience went, especially for something like a wedding day.

I'm happy to discuss this with you further--in fact, I'd appreciate your input on this."

However, no one from AMS Entertainment has contacted us or responded. Our feeling is that they took our money and do not care about the way our wedding went thanks to their employee. I usually feel that anyone can make a mistake, and in business, it’s not the issues themselves that leave the lasting impression, it’s how they are dealt with after the fact.

However, this was extremely stressful and disappointing, and I hope that no other bride and groom end up in the same boat with this organization. Read less
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AMS Entertainment - Santa Barbara responded with the following comments:

While I am not going to attempt to dispute this review point by point, I will give a brief reply. The client booked our services LESS THAN ONE MONTH PRIOR TO HER WEDDING – leaving us few options. It quickly became obvious to me that her expectations were very challenging and I did my best to suggest alternatives to get her desired impact. I did offer (not threaten) to return her deposit so she could find someone that could satisfy her requests but since she had booked so late, she got upset saying she only had 2 weeks. (I should have insisted but was afraid I’d get a bad review – at this point, I was in a no win position) When she denied my offer, we did the best we could to meet her requests and obviously didn’t do so. This is one of the very rare couples I should have turned away right from the start.

Helpful Hint to wedding clients: If you have a heartfelt message you would like conveyed during a portion of your reception, it will have a significantly greater impact if it comes directly from you. Regardless of how proficient the MC, messages coming from your heart, even if imperfectly delivered would mean so much more than having your MC read a script regardless of how well written.
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Christoph
Wedding:
5/12/2012
5.0/5.0
AMS did an amazing job organizing our DJ, lighting, and photobooth needs. They are incredibly thorough, constantly available (including the owner of the company), and completely professional. They kept our guests dancing for over 5 hours! Awesome all around. A big thanks to Tad and Saul.
AMS did an amazing job organizing our DJ, lighting, and photobooth needs. They are incredibly thorough, constantly Read more...
AMS did an amazing job organizing our DJ, lighting, and photobooth needs. They are incredibly thorough, constantly available (including the owner of the company), and completely professional. They kept our guests dancing for over 5 hours! Awesome all around. A big thanks to Tad and Saul. Read less
Services Used: DJ, Lighting & Decor, Rentals & Photobooths
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
AMS is great at figuring out what you want. My now husband and I knew we wanted a band, had a budget, and knew what we wanted the band to play and we could not figure out how to go about making that happen. I went to AMS and they set us up right away and found the perfect band for us. They are super professional and on the day of the wedding made sure that everything went smoothly. AMS is really the place to go if you are looking for live music.
AMS is great at figuring out what you want. My now husband and I knew we wanted a band, had a budget, and knew what we Read more...
AMS is great at figuring out what you want. My now husband and I knew we wanted a band, had a budget, and knew what we wanted the band to play and we could not figure out how to go about making that happen. I went to AMS and they set us up right away and found the perfect band for us. They are super professional and on the day of the wedding made sure that everything went smoothly. AMS is really the place to go if you are looking for live music. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
2.7/5.0
Overall my experience with AMS was mixed, but in the end would not recommend their services because I feel it is not worth it.

When we met in the office, we were convinced that AMS provided "the best" and "most professional" service, saying that the DJ is more "prepared" that other DJs. Unfortunately after our experience I would not say this is true.

I spent time organizing our wedding on the online planner, with the administrator, and with our DJ. We spoke many times through email as well. We even purchased and used our own songs to send to the DJl to further our organization with our song list. I felt that we were well prepared and proactive, I had even asked the DJl before the wedding if the songs were set and if we were ready to go. He assured me he was prepared.

AND THEN...

Four days before the wedding, he wanted to make sure we had the right set up for him, something you think would have been mentioned before. Luckily my rentals coordinator was professional and had the foresight to know that it was needed. That should have been mentioned in advance.

The night before the wedding, he called multiple times, texted, and emailed (during my rehearsal dinner) saying he did not have the right song we had requested. It was distracting. So after the dinner my fiance and I had to find a computer and email him the song. We had to then get the song to him because he could not find it on their system. It was a stress that I felt was unnecessary to be worrying about less that 24 hours before the wedding. Especially since I felt like I was very proactive in keeping in touch and making sure he had what he needed (seems a little backwards there).

Although the wedding ceremony and reception music was great and everyone was dancing (which in part is to our credit as we sent an extensive list.) I do not know if the amount that we paid and the hassles directly before the wedding was worth it. Due to that I would not recommend their services.
Overall my experience with AMS was mixed, but in the end would not recommend their services because I feel it is not worth Read more...
Overall my experience with AMS was mixed, but in the end would not recommend their services because I feel it is not worth it.

When we met in the office, we were convinced that AMS provided "the best" and "most professional" service, saying that the DJ is more "prepared" that other DJs. Unfortunately after our experience I would not say this is true.

I spent time organizing our wedding on the online planner, with the administrator, and with our DJ. We spoke many times through email as well. We even purchased and used our own songs to send to the DJl to further our organization with our song list. I felt that we were well prepared and proactive, I had even asked the DJl before the wedding if the songs were set and if we were ready to go. He assured me he was prepared.

AND THEN...

Four days before the wedding, he wanted to make sure we had the right set up for him, something you think would have been mentioned before. Luckily my rentals coordinator was professional and had the foresight to know that it was needed. That should have been mentioned in advance.

The night before the wedding, he called multiple times, texted, and emailed (during my rehearsal dinner) saying he did not have the right song we had requested. It was distracting. So after the dinner my fiance and I had to find a computer and email him the song. We had to then get the song to him because he could not find it on their system. It was a stress that I felt was unnecessary to be worrying about less that 24 hours before the wedding. Especially since I felt like I was very proactive in keeping in touch and making sure he had what he needed (seems a little backwards there).

Although the wedding ceremony and reception music was great and everyone was dancing (which in part is to our credit as we sent an extensive list.) I do not know if the amount that we paid and the hassles directly before the wedding was worth it. Due to that I would not recommend their services. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ
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Amanda
Wedding:
9/16/2011
5.0/5.0
Tony with AMS was AMAZING!!!! The team at AMS is very professional and organized. Tony had the dance floor packed all night long!!! I would stronglly recommed them. They took the time to talk with us a few differnt times while we were planning our wedding to get to know us and our style. They played all of the songs we wanted and then some!!!

We also booked the Photo Booth through AMS as well. It was a hit! There was a line to get into the photo booth all night long. The props were a ton of fun!!!

Thanks AMS!!!!
Tony with AMS was AMAZING!!!! The team at AMS is very professional and organized. Tony had the dance floor packed all Read more...
Tony with AMS was AMAZING!!!! The team at AMS is very professional and organized. Tony had the dance floor packed all night long!!! I would stronglly recommed them. They took the time to talk with us a few differnt times while we were planning our wedding to get to know us and our style. They played all of the songs we wanted and then some!!!

We also booked the Photo Booth through AMS as well. It was a hit! There was a line to get into the photo booth all night long. The props were a ton of fun!!!

Thanks AMS!!!! Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Erin
Wedding:
8/20/2011
5.0/5.0
Traveling from out of the area, my wife and I were extremely nervous about choosing vendors. Music is a huge priority for us and the DJ can make or break the event. Sean was the consummate professional from the day we walked into his office. He worked with our style, priorities and spent time getting to know us so that he could help create the perfect event. We loved the high-tech website where we could listen to examples online and pick our favorites on the fly. Sean and AMS have connections to other add-ons such as lighting, furniture and music for the ceremony. He was able to pull some strings and get a baby grand piano for the reception. The day of the ceremony, Sean took the reigns of the schedule and was in constant communication with my wife and I, and flexed to cover some of the inevitable snafus. I couldn't recommend Sean and his team more. "Thanks for making our reception unforgettable, Sean!"
- Joel & Erin
Traveling from out of the area, my wife and I were extremely nervous about choosing vendors. Music is a huge priority for Read more...
Traveling from out of the area, my wife and I were extremely nervous about choosing vendors. Music is a huge priority for us and the DJ can make or break the event. Sean was the consummate professional from the day we walked into his office. He worked with our style, priorities and spent time getting to know us so that he could help create the perfect event. We loved the high-tech website where we could listen to examples online and pick our favorites on the fly. Sean and AMS have connections to other add-ons such as lighting, furniture and music for the ceremony. He was able to pull some strings and get a baby grand piano for the reception. The day of the ceremony, Sean took the reigns of the schedule and was in constant communication with my wife and I, and flexed to cover some of the inevitable snafus. I couldn't recommend Sean and his team more. "Thanks for making our reception unforgettable, Sean!"
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Services Used: DJ
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Andrea
Wedding:
7/23/2011
4.6/5.0
AMS was very professional and their worked with me over phone and email, since I was planning my wedding from out of state. AMS has an extensive online DJ planner which allowed my fiance and I to work together to select the types of music that we wanted/didn't want, what feel we wanted, how participatory the DJ should be, order of events, etc. Having done the online planner, when I was assigned a DJ and we had a phone consultation, we were able to spend most of the time going over details and vision and specifics.

The staff and our DJ gave us great recommendations and suggestions based on their experiences and we appreciated their advice. However, they also made it very clear that it was our wedding and they were here to help make our vision come into being.

Our DJ did a great job MC-ing. He kept events moving, worked with us in spur of the moment change of plans, to initiative to communicate with our other vendors, and most importantly, he took our requests for music styles and played exactly the types of music that we wanted. Everyone said the reception was a great party and I give due credit to the professionalism of our DJ.
AMS was very professional and their worked with me over phone and email, since I was planning my wedding from out of Read more...
AMS was very professional and their worked with me over phone and email, since I was planning my wedding from out of state. AMS has an extensive online DJ planner which allowed my fiance and I to work together to select the types of music that we wanted/didn't want, what feel we wanted, how participatory the DJ should be, order of events, etc. Having done the online planner, when I was assigned a DJ and we had a phone consultation, we were able to spend most of the time going over details and vision and specifics.

The staff and our DJ gave us great recommendations and suggestions based on their experiences and we appreciated their advice. However, they also made it very clear that it was our wedding and they were here to help make our vision come into being.

Our DJ did a great job MC-ing. He kept events moving, worked with us in spur of the moment change of plans, to initiative to communicate with our other vendors, and most importantly, he took our requests for music styles and played exactly the types of music that we wanted. Everyone said the reception was a great party and I give due credit to the professionalism of our DJ. Read less
Services Used: DJ
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loic
Wedding:
7/1/2011
4.6/5.0
Great service!!!!



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Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music, DJ
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
3.1/5.0
I had ALOT of trouble getting their guitarist, Chris J., to contact me. I tried multiple times to contact him & offered many differnet contact solutions to try and get a response. It took over a month before I could get the ceremony music finalized and it was an extremely frustrating process.

Definitely an unnecessary stress before the wedding.
I had ALOT of trouble getting their guitarist, Chris J., to contact me. I tried multiple times to contact him & offered Read more...
I had ALOT of trouble getting their guitarist, Chris J., to contact me. I tried multiple times to contact him & offered many differnet contact solutions to try and get a response. It took over a month before I could get the ceremony music finalized and it was an extremely frustrating process.

Definitely an unnecessary stress before the wedding. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Somthavy
Wedding:
6/4/2011
5.0/5.0
AMS takes the time to train all of their DJ's, they're very professional, no awkward yappage, able to respond to your needs, and most of all, the level of their interaction with your crowd is ultimately up to you. We chose Tony Park as our DJ and he fully executed our entire song list with ease! Thank you so very much Tony.

Unfortunately, we don't remember the name of our guitarist... what a great sport to be playing in the rain! It only sprinkled and he did have some shelter but it was also cold outside. His music added to the overall ambiance of our ceremony. Thank you kindly!
AMS takes the time to train all of their DJ's, they're very professional, no awkward yappage, able to respond to your Read more...
AMS takes the time to train all of their DJ's, they're very professional, no awkward yappage, able to respond to your needs, and most of all, the level of their interaction with your crowd is ultimately up to you. We chose Tony Park as our DJ and he fully executed our entire song list with ease! Thank you so very much Tony.

Unfortunately, we don't remember the name of our guitarist... what a great sport to be playing in the rain! It only sprinkled and he did have some shelter but it was also cold outside. His music added to the overall ambiance of our ceremony. Thank you kindly! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ
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PJRedel
Wedding:
5/14/2011
5.0/5.0
Sean at AMS entertainment paired my now husband and I with one of his wonderful DJ's that fit our personality and our wedding day mood. They play great songs and keep the day running smoothly. We really enjoyed having AMS Entertainment DJ our wedding day! They made it very special.
Sean at AMS entertainment paired my now husband and I with one of his wonderful DJ's that fit our personality and our Read more...
Sean at AMS entertainment paired my now husband and I with one of his wonderful DJ's that fit our personality and our wedding day mood. They play great songs and keep the day running smoothly. We really enjoyed having AMS Entertainment DJ our wedding day! They made it very special. Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music, DJ
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Leslie
Wedding:
10/23/2010
2.3/5.0
Our DJ from AMS was the weakest link in our entire wedding celebration. All in all, the DJ didn't ruin our celebration because we were caught up in the moment and enjoying our family and friends. But looking back, we could have saved a lot of $$$$ and received the same level of service by just renting a PA system and hooking our ipod up to it. Let me explain:

1. We had a sit-down meeting with him before to discuss what type of music we wanted played during dinner and for dancing (they pride themselves on providing customized, personalized service), but he didn't really listen. Luckily, my husband (then fiance) noticed this and suggested that we put together a playlist for dinner music. Our taste in music isn't that obscure, but the DJ didn't have over 3/4 of the songs on the list. So, we ended up burning a CD for him to play.
2. The DJ messed up our first song and we ended up booty-dancing to Snoop Dogg rather than to the sweet (and meaningful) San Cooke song we had chosen.
3. He gave a tacky shout-out to the caterers during the dinner. Something like "Let's hear it fir the caterers, [insert name here]." I think that if you are paying full-price for your caterers and the have their name emblazoned on the truck parked beside the outdoor venue then it's rather unnecessary to give a tacky plug in the middle of a sit-down dinner.
4. He was nowhere to be found when announcements for transportation needed to be made at the end f the evening. My husband figured out how to turn on the microphone and made the announcement himself.
Our DJ from AMS was the weakest link in our entire wedding celebration. All in all, the DJ didn't ruin our celebration Read more...
Our DJ from AMS was the weakest link in our entire wedding celebration. All in all, the DJ didn't ruin our celebration because we were caught up in the moment and enjoying our family and friends. But looking back, we could have saved a lot of $$$$ and received the same level of service by just renting a PA system and hooking our ipod up to it. Let me explain:

1. We had a sit-down meeting with him before to discuss what type of music we wanted played during dinner and for dancing (they pride themselves on providing customized, personalized service), but he didn't really listen. Luckily, my husband (then fiance) noticed this and suggested that we put together a playlist for dinner music. Our taste in music isn't that obscure, but the DJ didn't have over 3/4 of the songs on the list. So, we ended up burning a CD for him to play.
2. The DJ messed up our first song and we ended up booty-dancing to Snoop Dogg rather than to the sweet (and meaningful) San Cooke song we had chosen.
3. He gave a tacky shout-out to the caterers during the dinner. Something like "Let's hear it fir the caterers, [insert name here]." I think that if you are paying full-price for your caterers and the have their name emblazoned on the truck parked beside the outdoor venue then it's rather unnecessary to give a tacky plug in the middle of a sit-down dinner.
4. He was nowhere to be found when announcements for transportation needed to be made at the end f the evening. My husband figured out how to turn on the microphone and made the announcement himself. Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Roberta
Wedding:
8/21/2010
5.0/5.0
AMS were amazing!! They were so professional and offered some many different options and prices. They hooked us up with the best DJ ever, Morgan. Loved her and would refer her to everyone getting married or having a party!!!
AMS were amazing!! They were so professional and offered some many different options and prices. They hooked us up with Read more...
AMS were amazing!! They were so professional and offered some many different options and prices. They hooked us up with the best DJ ever, Morgan. Loved her and would refer her to everyone getting married or having a party!!! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ
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Trishak1111
Wedding:
9/26/2009
5.0/5.0
AMS was an awesome DJ and provided a really great service. They were really flexible and worked with me to get just the right music for our big day!
AMS was an awesome DJ and provided a really great service. They were really flexible and worked with me to get just the Read more...
AMS was an awesome DJ and provided a really great service. They were really flexible and worked with me to get just the right music for our big day! Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Katherine
Wedding:
8/1/2009
4.7/5.0
The DJ was absolutely fantastic! I was hesitant about using a dj in the first place but wow! He had everyone up and partying the whole night! He was so nice and fun and paid attention to exactly what we wanted. They dealt with our VERY last minute changes and late music submissions easily and with no problem. We also had a steel drum soloist and words do not describe! He was an incredible addition to our wedding and the guests were wowed!
The DJ was absolutely fantastic! I was hesitant about using a dj in the first place but wow! He had everyone up and Read more...
The DJ was absolutely fantastic! I was hesitant about using a dj in the first place but wow! He had everyone up and partying the whole night! He was so nice and fun and paid attention to exactly what we wanted. They dealt with our VERY last minute changes and late music submissions easily and with no problem. We also had a steel drum soloist and words do not describe! He was an incredible addition to our wedding and the guests were wowed! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ, Unique Services
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summerbride
Wedding:
8/1/2009
4.8/5.0
They have a wonderful website to submit all the important information for your event. Then we met with the DJ and went over all the details. Our DJ arrived early and the other vendors spoke very highly of him. He reassured us that everyone was having a good time while we were taking photos. He kept the party flowing and working in all the important details we had requested. They also had a lot of unique ideas to offer during our initial meeting.
They have a wonderful website to submit all the important information for your event. Then we met with the DJ and went Read more...
They have a wonderful website to submit all the important information for your event. Then we met with the DJ and went over all the details. Our DJ arrived early and the other vendors spoke very highly of him. He reassured us that everyone was having a good time while we were taking photos. He kept the party flowing and working in all the important details we had requested. They also had a lot of unique ideas to offer during our initial meeting. Read less
Services Used: DJ
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marriedjoe
Wedding:
5/30/2009
4.9/5.0
We are so glad we went with AMS. Our DJ was a great guy who helped us plan in advance what we wanted, from exact song choices to general "mood" of the evening as it progressed. He had everything set up exactly as we wanted and was a leading presence in the evening without putting any focus on himself. He ran things smoothly and effectively. He was able to "feel" the evening and ask us if we were ready for cake-cutting or bouquet toss, etc. He had great suggestions and just overall made us feel secure in the reception. It was exactly what we wanted. From the start AMS was very professional and lived up to it from the end. GREAT SERVICE!
We are so glad we went with AMS. Our DJ was a great guy who helped us plan in advance what we wanted, from exact song Read more...
We are so glad we went with AMS. Our DJ was a great guy who helped us plan in advance what we wanted, from exact song choices to general "mood" of the evening as it progressed. He had everything set up exactly as we wanted and was a leading presence in the evening without putting any focus on himself. He ran things smoothly and effectively. He was able to "feel" the evening and ask us if we were ready for cake-cutting or bouquet toss, etc. He had great suggestions and just overall made us feel secure in the reception. It was exactly what we wanted. From the start AMS was very professional and lived up to it from the end. GREAT SERVICE! Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Mitchell
Wedding:
6/21/2008
4.6/5.0
Excellent DJ, worked well with live band we had. Had a great selection of music and kept the party going.
Excellent DJ, worked well with live band we had. Had a great selection of music and kept the party going.
Excellent DJ, worked well with live band we had. Had a great selection of music and kept the party going. Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Valerie
Wedding:
6/20/2008
4.8/5.0
I procrastinated on everything at every level in planning this wedding because I live 4 hours away from where we tied the knot. I spoke with the DJ over the phone the night before and he still managed to get everything just right. My bridesmaids surprised me with a slideshow/video they'd made of me and my husband and it was so great I just had to play it at the wedding. AMS got me a screen and projector with less than 24 hours notice. The DJ even threw in an anniversary dance for my parents at the last minute. Tadd and Kelly were a big help in the administrative office and Anthony spun us a great party.
I procrastinated on everything at every level in planning this wedding because I live 4 hours away from where we tied the Read more...
I procrastinated on everything at every level in planning this wedding because I live 4 hours away from where we tied the knot. I spoke with the DJ over the phone the night before and he still managed to get everything just right. My bridesmaids surprised me with a slideshow/video they'd made of me and my husband and it was so great I just had to play it at the wedding. AMS got me a screen and projector with less than 24 hours notice. The DJ even threw in an anniversary dance for my parents at the last minute. Tadd and Kelly were a big help in the administrative office and Anthony spun us a great party. Read less
Services Used: DJ
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hribernik.h
Wedding:
8/11/2007
4.4/5.0
Overall our experience was terrific. Rachel did a fanstastic job at our reception. The only disappointment was that the microphone did not work during out ceremony and we were not given any type of discount. I would have liked to be compensated a little for not using the micrphone but paying for it. Overall it was a good experience.
Overall our experience was terrific. Rachel did a fanstastic job at our reception. The only disappointment was that the Read more...
Overall our experience was terrific. Rachel did a fanstastic job at our reception. The only disappointment was that the microphone did not work during out ceremony and we were not given any type of discount. I would have liked to be compensated a little for not using the micrphone but paying for it. Overall it was a good experience. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ

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