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Dakota Entertainment

Harrisburg , SD
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LOCATION

27119 SD Hwy 115
Harrisburg, SD US 57032 (map)

PHONE

800-691-5311

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Welcome to Dakota Entertainment, we promise to make your event as hassle free as possible by providing top quality entertainment. Our professional, courteous staff is ready to help make... Read more
Welcome to Dakota Entertainment, we promise to make your event as hassle free as possible by providing top quality entertainment. Our professional, courteous staff is ready to help make your special occasion uniquely yours. Entertainment is the most important element of any event and should not be left to chance. Put your trust in us. We’ve been your #1 source for entertainment since 1996.

Dakota Entertainment provides the following services:

Dakota Karaoke
Professionally hosted mobile karaoke services for nightclubs, parties and special events. Dakota Karaoke also has karaoke rentals for smaller parties and smaller budgets.

Dakota DJ’s

* Ranked #1 Sioux Falls Local Best Event DJ's - 2008-2009, 2009-2010 and again for 2010-2011! ** That is 3 years in a row of being #1 "The Local Best" for the Sioux Empire. Call us today for any event.

Professionally hosted mobile DJ services for wedding dances, school dances, corporate functions, parties and special events. Dakota DJ’s has a number of different systems designed to meet your needs and budget.

Dakota Games – Inflatable & Interactive Games ** Check out our New Inflatables! **
Inflatable games provide challenging fun for all ages and ability levels. In addition to our popular blow up games, we offer a variety of games to test your knowledge and abilities. Games such as our Hunting and NASCAR simulators, Game Show Mania to Golf Chipping and Big Foot Racers. Dakota Entertainment casino games offer a night filled with great fun and excitement. Try your luck with craps, blackjack, roulette or poker. Let us help make your event a memorable one.

Dakota Pro
Professional sound and lighting solutions for Karaoke & DJ systems, Musicians, House of Worship and Stage, all custom ordered to keep prices down and quality high. Our in-house electronic and guitar repair center can help with all your repair needs. Production services for live bands and other events with an experienced crew to combine fantastic sound with amazing lighting.

Dakota Entertainers
We offer you access to a variety of live entertainment through our network of performers, Live Bands, Comedians, Hypnotist, Musicians, Vocalist….and more Sioux Falls Entertainers!

Dakota Photography
Garner Hansen Photography and Gene Elrod's Studio I Do are two of the best Sioux Falls photographers. Call Dakota Entertainment today and visit with Garner Hansen or Gene Elrod about how they can captures all your precious memories on digital photography.


Call Us Today!
605.331.1404 or 800.691.5311

Or Email!

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INFO FOR DJ

What music genres are in your collection?
50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, Acoustic, Big Band, Classic Rock, Classical, Country, Dance, Folk, Funk, Hip Hop, Jazz, Motown, Oldies, Pop, Punk Rock, R&B, Rock, Soul, Strings, Swing
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes

INFO FOR RENTALS & PHOTOBOOTHS

What items are available for rental?
Dance Floor, Lights, Photo Booth
Do you offer delivery, setup, and breakdown services?
Breakdown, Delivery, Setup

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We had JJ from Dakota Entertainment for our wedding. He was awesome and kept the crowd going!! We didn't realize how much the actual DJ had to do. He did a phenomenal job and made the reception go smoothly!! We would highly recommend JJ to anyone!!!
We had JJ from Dakota Entertainment for our wedding. He was awesome and kept the crowd going!! We didn't realize how much Read more...
We had JJ from Dakota Entertainment for our wedding. He was awesome and kept the crowd going!! We didn't realize how much the actual DJ had to do. He did a phenomenal job and made the reception go smoothly!! We would highly recommend JJ to anyone!!! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
10/5/2013
5.0/5.0
We used Garner from Dakota Entertainment and the reception was amazing! He was so accessible and thoughtful through the entire planning and execution of the day. He made the space look gorgeous with his lights and the games we played were so fun! The reception was so fantastic that my husband and I actually received thank you letter from guests telling us how much fun they had!
We used Garner from Dakota Entertainment and the reception was amazing! He was so accessible and thoughtful through the Read more...
We used Garner from Dakota Entertainment and the reception was amazing! He was so accessible and thoughtful through the entire planning and execution of the day. He made the space look gorgeous with his lights and the games we played were so fun! The reception was so fantastic that my husband and I actually received thank you letter from guests telling us how much fun they had! Read less
Services Used: Lighting & Decor
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Amy & Ryan
Wedding:
9/7/2013
5.0/5.0
A huge thank you to Andrea for helping make our special day perfect! From the planning to the big day, she was always on top of any questions we had and her insight to the flow of everything was amazing! We never worried about a thing as she kept our guests of all ages entertained and on their feet! Andrea was perfect for us and our large group of wonderful family and friends, thank you!!
A huge thank you to Andrea for helping make our special day perfect! From the planning to the big day, she was always on Read more...
A huge thank you to Andrea for helping make our special day perfect! From the planning to the big day, she was always on top of any questions we had and her insight to the flow of everything was amazing! We never worried about a thing as she kept our guests of all ages entertained and on their feet! Andrea was perfect for us and our large group of wonderful family and friends, thank you!! Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
7/20/2013
5.0/5.0
JJ was awesome for our wedding! So much fun and kept the crowd laughing and entertained!
JJ was awesome for our wedding! So much fun and kept the crowd laughing and entertained!
JJ was awesome for our wedding! So much fun and kept the crowd laughing and entertained! Read less
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Dee
Wedding:
7/13/2013
5.0/5.0
We hired JJ for my daughter's wedding. We had so many guests say this was the funnest reception they had ever been to. Our DJ had every single person in the building on the dance floor shortly after the reception got rolling. I have never seen that happen before. The majority of our guests stayed until midnight when things wrapped up. You will not be disappointed with this company. The only reason this review wasn't written before, is I couldn't find the link to the company once I got back home to Montana.

Great job! Wonderful memories! Thanks so much!
We hired JJ for my daughter's wedding. We had so many guests say this was the funnest reception they had ever been to. Our Read more...
We hired JJ for my daughter's wedding. We had so many guests say this was the funnest reception they had ever been to. Our DJ had every single person in the building on the dance floor shortly after the reception got rolling. I have never seen that happen before. The majority of our guests stayed until midnight when things wrapped up. You will not be disappointed with this company. The only reason this review wasn't written before, is I couldn't find the link to the company once I got back home to Montana.

Great job! Wonderful memories! Thanks so much! Read less
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Scott
Wedding:
7/6/2013
5.0/5.0
We selected Garner to be our DJ from Dakota Entertainment. He was very easy to work with. We met with him 4 weeks before our wedding day and discussed a time frame, song choices, etc. He did a follow-up phone call the week of the wedding to make sure everything was ready to go. Once we got to the reception we didn't have to worry about a thing as he kept the reception moving right along. Garner worked the crowd all night by taking requests and getting them involved in the reception activities. He kept the crowd entertained and the dance floor packed the entire night. He definitely knows how to keep everyone engaged by playing great music and keeping the night fun. We would HIGHLY recommend Garner and Dakota Entertainment as a DJ service!
We selected Garner to be our DJ from Dakota Entertainment. He was very easy to work with. We met with him 4 weeks before Read more...
We selected Garner to be our DJ from Dakota Entertainment. He was very easy to work with. We met with him 4 weeks before our wedding day and discussed a time frame, song choices, etc. He did a follow-up phone call the week of the wedding to make sure everything was ready to go. Once we got to the reception we didn't have to worry about a thing as he kept the reception moving right along. Garner worked the crowd all night by taking requests and getting them involved in the reception activities. He kept the crowd entertained and the dance floor packed the entire night. He definitely knows how to keep everyone engaged by playing great music and keeping the night fun. We would HIGHLY recommend Garner and Dakota Entertainment as a DJ service! Read less
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Nick
Wedding:
6/29/2013
5.0/5.0
JJ from Dakota Entertainment was our DJ for our reception. He helped us plan and brought a lot of ideas to the table to help engage people and keep them on the dance floor. He was responsive to all of our concerns and ideas and very professional throughout the entire process. Alas, it was a gorgeous night out and everyone wanted to be outside on the patio of our venue. JJ didn't give up, he kept on trying and eventually people came back inside to dance. As kind of a last minute decision to go with a DJ instead of live band, I'll have to admit that I was a little worried about what we would get, but my worries were put to rest when we met with JJ for the first time. He took the time to get to know us, listened to what we wanted, suggested things that he thought would be fun...just did an overall great job. He even set up his gear the day before the reception because of the limited window we had to get into the venue the day of our wedding, he didn't want anything to go wrong and did not want to be setting up as guests were arriving. And the night of the reception, he didn't just behind the booth and play music, he entertained the guests and made sure that all of our needs were met. Highly recommended.
JJ from Dakota Entertainment was our DJ for our reception. He helped us plan and brought a lot of ideas to the table to Read more...
JJ from Dakota Entertainment was our DJ for our reception. He helped us plan and brought a lot of ideas to the table to help engage people and keep them on the dance floor. He was responsive to all of our concerns and ideas and very professional throughout the entire process. Alas, it was a gorgeous night out and everyone wanted to be outside on the patio of our venue. JJ didn't give up, he kept on trying and eventually people came back inside to dance. As kind of a last minute decision to go with a DJ instead of live band, I'll have to admit that I was a little worried about what we would get, but my worries were put to rest when we met with JJ for the first time. He took the time to get to know us, listened to what we wanted, suggested things that he thought would be fun...just did an overall great job. He even set up his gear the day before the reception because of the limited window we had to get into the venue the day of our wedding, he didn't want anything to go wrong and did not want to be setting up as guests were arriving. And the night of the reception, he didn't just behind the booth and play music, he entertained the guests and made sure that all of our needs were met. Highly recommended. Read less
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James
Wedding:
6/15/2013
5.0/5.0
My experience with Dakota Entertainment was top-notch. I dealt with Garner Hansen and Andrea. Garner was very helpful in the initial stages of our contact, making sure to understand exactly what we were looking for in a DJ. He set us up with Andrea, who turned out to be a great fit! Andrea had a lot of ideas for keeping the dance entertaining throughout the whole night: great song selection, dances for the kids, etc. She really listened to what we wanted, and made our reception a memorable time for all of our guests.
My experience with Dakota Entertainment was top-notch. I dealt with Garner Hansen and Andrea. Garner was very helpful in Read more...
My experience with Dakota Entertainment was top-notch. I dealt with Garner Hansen and Andrea. Garner was very helpful in the initial stages of our contact, making sure to understand exactly what we were looking for in a DJ. He set us up with Andrea, who turned out to be a great fit! Andrea had a lot of ideas for keeping the dance entertaining throughout the whole night: great song selection, dances for the kids, etc. She really listened to what we wanted, and made our reception a memorable time for all of our guests. Read less
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Brooke & Jordan
Wedding:
6/1/2013
5.0/5.0
Very entertaining, caring, and enthusiastic. Loved everything about our entire day. Also kept the flow of the evening very smooth and we'll kept. Thank you so much!
Very entertaining, caring, and enthusiastic. Loved everything about our entire day. Also kept the flow of the evening very Read more...
Very entertaining, caring, and enthusiastic. Loved everything about our entire day. Also kept the flow of the evening very smooth and we'll kept. Thank you so much! Read less
Services Used: DJ, Rentals & Photobooths
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valerie
Wedding:
8/11/2012
5.0/5.0
Garner was very engaging with the entire crowd, asked their input re types of music they wanted to hear which ensured that the entire crowd participated in the dance. Garner was receptive to the desires of the bride and groom and open to their ideas rather than having his own agenda for the dance. This was particularly desireable as too often the dj's have their "scripted music", play their programmed music, and the dance is at best mediocre. This dance was a booming success, over 200 left on the dance floor at the end of the night. Tylenol and ibuprofen profited greatly from this dance..............
Garner was very engaging with the entire crowd, asked their input re types of music they wanted to hear which ensured that Read more...
Garner was very engaging with the entire crowd, asked their input re types of music they wanted to hear which ensured that the entire crowd participated in the dance. Garner was receptive to the desires of the bride and groom and open to their ideas rather than having his own agenda for the dance. This was particularly desireable as too often the dj's have their "scripted music", play their programmed music, and the dance is at best mediocre. This dance was a booming success, over 200 left on the dance floor at the end of the night. Tylenol and ibuprofen profited greatly from this dance.............. Read less
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Alyx
Wedding:
6/2/2012
5.0/5.0
My wedding was June 02 2012 and we went with Dakota Entertainment. Andrea was our DJ and we also had Brian who helped with our photo booth. They were both amazing. There were a couple last minute adjustments that Andrea fit into the dance very smoothly. We had sooo many compliments on the little games they had especially the Shoelywed Game. So fun! There were also quite a few people who told us that Brian had so much patience with everyone in the photobooth. I would recommend these guys to anybody!
My wedding was June 02 2012 and we went with Dakota Entertainment. Andrea was our DJ and we also had Brian who helped with Read more...
My wedding was June 02 2012 and we went with Dakota Entertainment. Andrea was our DJ and we also had Brian who helped with our photo booth. They were both amazing. There were a couple last minute adjustments that Andrea fit into the dance very smoothly. We had sooo many compliments on the little games they had especially the Shoelywed Game. So fun! There were also quite a few people who told us that Brian had so much patience with everyone in the photobooth. I would recommend these guys to anybody! Read less
Services Used: DJ, Rentals & Photobooths
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KelliandJoel
Wedding:
8/27/2011
5.0/5.0
Our wedding was like one of many nothing goes as plans, thats why we were so glad our dj was right on the money. Garner was able keep things going as planned. We are so happy he was our dj he left us we no worries and if there was anything we wanted he made it happen and more. Thank you dakota entertainment for an amazing night the two of us will never forget. 5 stars does not give them enough credit to how awesome they did!!
Our wedding was like one of many nothing goes as plans, thats why we were so glad our dj was right on the money. Garner Read more...
Our wedding was like one of many nothing goes as plans, thats why we were so glad our dj was right on the money. Garner was able keep things going as planned. We are so happy he was our dj he left us we no worries and if there was anything we wanted he made it happen and more. Thank you dakota entertainment for an amazing night the two of us will never forget. 5 stars does not give them enough credit to how awesome they did!! Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
6/18/2011
5.0/5.0
I want to set the record straight about Dakota Entertainment. There was a post by someone who posed to be on this website a month or so ago. The post just trashed Dakota Enertainment and that really irritated me because I want everyone to know that Dakota Enterntainment is one of the best DJ companies in the Sioux Falls area. Garner (the owner) was the DJ at our wedding and he was AMAZING! He was so professional and respectful of everyone at the wedding. My husband and I had such a blast dancing the night away. My husband hates to dance but he actually danced all night at our wedding so that should say something about our DJ! Garner's equipment was in excellent condition and the uplighting was beautiful! I have heard so many raving comments about how awesome of a wedding dance we had. Our wedding guests wanted to keep dancing even after the dance was over. He had people on their feet all night long and we have pictures to prove how much fun people were having. I would HIGHLY recommend Garner and Dakota Entertainment to any Bride and Groom who is looking for a dependable and professional DJ Service. You will NOT be disappointed! To the person who tried to imperssonate me and write a horrible post about Garner....bad move :)
I want to set the record straight about Dakota Entertainment. There was a post by someone who posed to be on this website Read more...
I want to set the record straight about Dakota Entertainment. There was a post by someone who posed to be on this website a month or so ago. The post just trashed Dakota Enertainment and that really irritated me because I want everyone to know that Dakota Enterntainment is one of the best DJ companies in the Sioux Falls area. Garner (the owner) was the DJ at our wedding and he was AMAZING! He was so professional and respectful of everyone at the wedding. My husband and I had such a blast dancing the night away. My husband hates to dance but he actually danced all night at our wedding so that should say something about our DJ! Garner's equipment was in excellent condition and the uplighting was beautiful! I have heard so many raving comments about how awesome of a wedding dance we had. Our wedding guests wanted to keep dancing even after the dance was over. He had people on their feet all night long and we have pictures to prove how much fun people were having. I would HIGHLY recommend Garner and Dakota Entertainment to any Bride and Groom who is looking for a dependable and professional DJ Service. You will NOT be disappointed! To the person who tried to imperssonate me and write a horrible post about Garner....bad move :) Read less
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TerryPeakAlum
Wedding:
9/18/2010
5.0/5.0
Garner has been a DJ for events in our area for a long time, whether it was high school dances or wedding events. It was a no brainer in having him be our DJ for our wedding last September at Terry Peak.

He was very accommodating, able to get songs we needed for the events, flexible and extremely helpful in coordinating our wedding. He even brought along costumes and props.

Our wedding had people on the dance floor all night long. Garner knows how to keep the crowd involved and keep people interested. There wasn't a dull moment whatsoever and he's one of the best DJs out there. Everyone still talks about how fun our wedding was and it wouldn't have been the same without Garner.

Here are some of the photos of our wedding that Garner took for us:

http://imgur.com/a/GNtYy
Garner has been a DJ for events in our area for a long time, whether it was high school dances or wedding events. It was a Read more...
Garner has been a DJ for events in our area for a long time, whether it was high school dances or wedding events. It was a no brainer in having him be our DJ for our wedding last September at Terry Peak.

He was very accommodating, able to get songs we needed for the events, flexible and extremely helpful in coordinating our wedding. He even brought along costumes and props.

Our wedding had people on the dance floor all night long. Garner knows how to keep the crowd involved and keep people interested. There wasn't a dull moment whatsoever and he's one of the best DJs out there. Everyone still talks about how fun our wedding was and it wouldn't have been the same without Garner.

Here are some of the photos of our wedding that Garner took for us:

http://imgur.com/a/GNtYy Read less
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Denise
Wedding:
8/15/2009
5.0/5.0
Dakota Entertainment is by far the best DJ service I have ever experienced! When we were looking for a DJ for our wedding dance, we found Garner and Dakota Entertainment at a bridal show and I knew the minute we started talking that he would be perfect for our wedding. Before we had even booked Garner, he was already planning ideas for our unique barn dance. He was very professional with his business and kept in touch with me throughout the entire wedding planning process. I never had a doubt about his abilities to perform to the crowd that we would have at the dance. When the time finally arrived, Garner had everything under control and in place before we arrived at the reception site. There was never a doubt as to when we were going to be introduced or when the first dance would start. His equipment was top notch and the sound was great! He played every song requested by myself and by our guests. I have never been at a dance where I have had so much fun! We were married over 2 years ago and we are still getting compliments on how exciting our dance was. I cannot thank Garner and Dakota Entertaiment enough for everything they did to make my day so special. We will never forget it!!
Dakota Entertainment is by far the best DJ service I have ever experienced! When we were looking for a DJ for our wedding Read more...
Dakota Entertainment is by far the best DJ service I have ever experienced! When we were looking for a DJ for our wedding dance, we found Garner and Dakota Entertainment at a bridal show and I knew the minute we started talking that he would be perfect for our wedding. Before we had even booked Garner, he was already planning ideas for our unique barn dance. He was very professional with his business and kept in touch with me throughout the entire wedding planning process. I never had a doubt about his abilities to perform to the crowd that we would have at the dance. When the time finally arrived, Garner had everything under control and in place before we arrived at the reception site. There was never a doubt as to when we were going to be introduced or when the first dance would start. His equipment was top notch and the sound was great! He played every song requested by myself and by our guests. I have never been at a dance where I have had so much fun! We were married over 2 years ago and we are still getting compliments on how exciting our dance was. I cannot thank Garner and Dakota Entertaiment enough for everything they did to make my day so special. We will never forget it!! Read less
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lthansen
Wedding:
6/26/2009
5.0/5.0
I can't say enough good things about Garner at Dakota Entertainment. He was so responsive to our needs/preferences and played music we absolutely loved. He was great at reading the crowd and determining what our guests wanted to hear. He had the dance floor PACKED all night long! Garner was also a great emcee. There is nothing more annoying that an obnoxious DJ who tries to be the center of attention all night, but Garner kept the focus on us and our guests and was very funny and entertaining! I would highly recommend Garner at Dakota Entertainment to other brides. He was instrumental in making our reception fun and memorable. Over 2 years after our wedding, people still comment on how fun our dance was.
I can't say enough good things about Garner at Dakota Entertainment. He was so responsive to our needs/preferences and Read more...
I can't say enough good things about Garner at Dakota Entertainment. He was so responsive to our needs/preferences and played music we absolutely loved. He was great at reading the crowd and determining what our guests wanted to hear. He had the dance floor PACKED all night long! Garner was also a great emcee. There is nothing more annoying that an obnoxious DJ who tries to be the center of attention all night, but Garner kept the focus on us and our guests and was very funny and entertaining! I would highly recommend Garner at Dakota Entertainment to other brides. He was instrumental in making our reception fun and memorable. Over 2 years after our wedding, people still comment on how fun our dance was. Read less
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stephzig
Wedding:
6/16/2007
5.0/5.0
Dakota Entertainment is by far the best out there in this area Garner Hansen was our DJ at our wedding and was our photographer we got married in Brookings SD in Mccrory Gardens Dakota Entertainment brought everything to the garden set up tore down and made it in time to the reception that's a lot of work for them to do but they did it to make our day special and we couldn't have done it with out them ! Garner was so amazing at the reception...I can remember at the end of the night my husbands uncle saying who is this guy Ive never been to a more exciting reception in my life. I have recommended Garner to all my friends and family my brother in law had them as well and once again he was a HIT!! Our pictures were just as amazing !! we couldn't have had a better day and night thanks Garner for making our day such a memorable day we will never forget. Dakota Entertainment all the way....Ziegeldorf's
Dakota Entertainment is by far the best out there in this area Garner Hansen was our DJ at our wedding and was our Read more...
Dakota Entertainment is by far the best out there in this area Garner Hansen was our DJ at our wedding and was our photographer we got married in Brookings SD in Mccrory Gardens Dakota Entertainment brought everything to the garden set up tore down and made it in time to the reception that's a lot of work for them to do but they did it to make our day special and we couldn't have done it with out them ! Garner was so amazing at the reception...I can remember at the end of the night my husbands uncle saying who is this guy Ive never been to a more exciting reception in my life. I have recommended Garner to all my friends and family my brother in law had them as well and once again he was a HIT!! Our pictures were just as amazing !! we couldn't have had a better day and night thanks Garner for making our day such a memorable day we will never forget. Dakota Entertainment all the way....Ziegeldorf's Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music, DJ, , Photography
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Ballis
Wedding:
11/26/2005
5.0/5.0
For those of you looking for a DJ, look no further. Garner is the man you need! Garner is well organized and will go out of his way to make sure he has all of the music you and your guests will want. Garner had no problem taking time to sit down with my husband and I to discuss what types of music we enjoy and what our families like and dislike before our big day. He did a fabulous job and shared great ideas to make our wedding dance one of a kind! My husband and I were married six years ago, and we still have people talk about how we had the best wedding dance ever. And I cannot leave out the fact that Garner not only is a DJ, but also a photographer. I would not pass this guy up. Were else do you find a DJ and photographer all in one!
For those of you looking for a DJ, look no further. Garner is the man you need! Garner is well organized and will go out Read more...
For those of you looking for a DJ, look no further. Garner is the man you need! Garner is well organized and will go out of his way to make sure he has all of the music you and your guests will want. Garner had no problem taking time to sit down with my husband and I to discuss what types of music we enjoy and what our families like and dislike before our big day. He did a fabulous job and shared great ideas to make our wedding dance one of a kind! My husband and I were married six years ago, and we still have people talk about how we had the best wedding dance ever. And I cannot leave out the fact that Garner not only is a DJ, but also a photographer. I would not pass this guy up. Were else do you find a DJ and photographer all in one! Read less
Services Used: DJ, Photography
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Tom
Wedding:
11/11/2011
4.9/5.0
First off, the two key questions that I always ask when looking for reviews:

1) Would I recommend this vendor to others? YES
2) Would I PERSONALLY use this vendor again for other events? YES YES YES!

And then for a DJ service, the key comment that sums it up... OUR DANCE FLOOR WAS PACKED ALL NIGHT LONG!

The team at Dakota Entertainment met with us a number of times during the planning process to learn about us, to learn our style, to learn exactly what we were looking for during our wedding reception.

At each session we talked about what we wanted and they listened and offered many MANY options for us to help make this reception our own.

The result? Total AWESOMENESS!

We heard countless times throughout the night and for the days afterwards from our guests how great the reception was. Even the hotel crew where we had the reception told us they thought Garner from Dakota Entertainment was incredible!

From the music, crowd involvement, kids entertainment, photo booth, other photos, uplighting, etc, Dakota Entertainment had it all for our reception.

The team at Dakota Entertainment, helped make our wedding reception one that people will be talking about for YEARS to come.

Thanks Garner & team!
First off, the two key questions that I always ask when looking for reviews:

1) Would I recommend this vendor to Read more...
First off, the two key questions that I always ask when looking for reviews:

1) Would I recommend this vendor to others? YES
2) Would I PERSONALLY use this vendor again for other events? YES YES YES!

And then for a DJ service, the key comment that sums it up... OUR DANCE FLOOR WAS PACKED ALL NIGHT LONG!

The team at Dakota Entertainment met with us a number of times during the planning process to learn about us, to learn our style, to learn exactly what we were looking for during our wedding reception.

At each session we talked about what we wanted and they listened and offered many MANY options for us to help make this reception our own.

The result? Total AWESOMENESS!

We heard countless times throughout the night and for the days afterwards from our guests how great the reception was. Even the hotel crew where we had the reception told us they thought Garner from Dakota Entertainment was incredible!

From the music, crowd involvement, kids entertainment, photo booth, other photos, uplighting, etc, Dakota Entertainment had it all for our reception.

The team at Dakota Entertainment, helped make our wedding reception one that people will be talking about for YEARS to come.

Thanks Garner & team! Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.8/5.0
We hired Garner with Dakota Entertainment for our wedding reception and dance music. My first meeting with him I was quickly put at ease, as I knew that he wanted to make my fiance and me happy and comfortable. I mentioned a few common things that we see at weddings that we don't care for, so he and his staff offered up alternatives and new ideas so that we could break from the norm a bit.
At the event itself, Garner acted as an MC for the dinner and dance, helping the guests (and us!!) to know what would be coming next. If there were any "whoops" moments with the venue he would segway into something else without losing a beat. Without his guidance I think we would have been overwhelmed with all the hustle and bustle that comes with throwing a party this big! Our guests had a great time dancing the night away and he got in a ton of guest requested songs, dances and games. Thanks to Dakota Entertainment and Garner for helping to make our night go smoothly and for being such a big part of our dream wedding!
We hired Garner with Dakota Entertainment for our wedding reception and dance music. My first meeting with him I was Read more...
We hired Garner with Dakota Entertainment for our wedding reception and dance music. My first meeting with him I was quickly put at ease, as I knew that he wanted to make my fiance and me happy and comfortable. I mentioned a few common things that we see at weddings that we don't care for, so he and his staff offered up alternatives and new ideas so that we could break from the norm a bit.
At the event itself, Garner acted as an MC for the dinner and dance, helping the guests (and us!!) to know what would be coming next. If there were any "whoops" moments with the venue he would segway into something else without losing a beat. Without his guidance I think we would have been overwhelmed with all the hustle and bustle that comes with throwing a party this big! Our guests had a great time dancing the night away and he got in a ton of guest requested songs, dances and games. Thanks to Dakota Entertainment and Garner for helping to make our night go smoothly and for being such a big part of our dream wedding! Read less
Services Used: DJ, Rentals & Photobooths
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Emily
Wedding:
3/17/2012
4.8/5.0
We couldn't have asked for a better DJ. Garner is truly amazing and gifted at what he does! He is great at keeping the flow moving and the crowd involved and entertained the entire night. We didn't have to worry about a thing! I would and have recommended Dakota Entertainment to friends in the past year and will continue to do so!
We couldn't have asked for a better DJ. Garner is truly amazing and gifted at what he does! He is great at keeping the Read more...
We couldn't have asked for a better DJ. Garner is truly amazing and gifted at what he does! He is great at keeping the flow moving and the crowd involved and entertained the entire night. We didn't have to worry about a thing! I would and have recommended Dakota Entertainment to friends in the past year and will continue to do so! Read less
Services Used: DJ, Rentals & Photobooths
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Corey
Wedding:
5/4/2013
4.6/5.0
We Had JJ, He Made EverythingEasy
We Had JJ, He Made EverythingEasy
We Had JJ, He Made EverythingEasy Read less
Services Used: DJ
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BoandChrista
Wedding:
8/21/2010
4.5/5.0
My husband really wanted this vendor, so I didn't even look at anyone else and can't really compare value for cost. I do know their uplights were a bit more than another place I rented them from, but they probably would have looked better from the DJ. Our opinion is that the DJ can make or break your party and in that respect, I wouldn't hesitate with this DJ--he did a good job trying to get everyone involved and loves to have a good time. But he can also read you pretty well. He was air guitaring at our dance and we were into that, but if you're not, I think he could gauge it well. My husband was slightly disappointed by him not playing all the songs we requested, but I think he made up for it by playing an extra hour free. Plus, he did a good job as an Emcee.
My husband really wanted this vendor, so I didn't even look at anyone else and can't really compare value for cost. I do Read more...
My husband really wanted this vendor, so I didn't even look at anyone else and can't really compare value for cost. I do know their uplights were a bit more than another place I rented them from, but they probably would have looked better from the DJ. Our opinion is that the DJ can make or break your party and in that respect, I wouldn't hesitate with this DJ--he did a good job trying to get everyone involved and loves to have a good time. But he can also read you pretty well. He was air guitaring at our dance and we were into that, but if you're not, I think he could gauge it well. My husband was slightly disappointed by him not playing all the songs we requested, but I think he made up for it by playing an extra hour free. Plus, he did a good job as an Emcee. Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Jared
Wedding:
6/29/2013
3.7/5.0
I wrote the previous post and we have since been in contact with our dj and the owner. We personally met with them and addressed our issues. Judging by the previous reviews, our experience was an exception and everything has been resolved. I guess it's not when you make mistakes but how you fix them is what really matters.
I wrote the previous post and we have since been in contact with our dj and the owner. We personally met with them and Read more...
I wrote the previous post and we have since been in contact with our dj and the owner. We personally met with them and addressed our issues. Judging by the previous reviews, our experience was an exception and everything has been resolved. I guess it's not when you make mistakes but how you fix them is what really matters. Read less
Services Used: DJ

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