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Eric Herod Entertainment

Fredericksburg , VA
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LOCATION

810 Caroline Street
Fredericksburg, VA US 22405 (map)

PHONE

540-419-2534

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ABOUT US

Your Love...Your Vision...Your Fairy Tale Beginning.

As one of only two certified Wedding Entertainment Directors in the entire state of Virginia, hiring Eric Herod can... Read more
Your Love...Your Vision...Your Fairy Tale Beginning.

As one of only two certified Wedding Entertainment Directors in the entire state of Virginia, hiring Eric Herod can guarantee that y our reception will truly be different, unique, and visionary through personalization and creativity. S erving Fredericksburg, VA to Richmond, VA to Charlottesville, VA to the Northern Virginia area, my specific focus is on performing at wedding ceremonies and wedding receptions. Eric Herod is trained in performing The Love Story using the MarBecca Method, this engaging, interactive, and emotionally charged presentation that will enhance bring laughter and tears to your family and friends. And after the seeing the personalized Grand Entrance, you're sure to see the difference in what an energizing and fun grand entrance can do for a reception. I am proud to be a board member of the Richmond Chapter of the American Disc Jockey Association, and continue to contribute articles for Front Porch Fredericksburg regarding wedding planning. Read less
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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, Gospel, Hip Hop, Jazz, Motown, Oldies, Orchestra, Pop, Punk Rock, R&B, Rock, Soul, Strings, Swing, World
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Describe your DJ style:
Unobtrusive, energetic, and dedicated to representing my clients' personalities and vision.
What is your usual attire?
Tuxedo
If you do not have one of the songs pre-requested by the client, do you require that they provide it?
During our numerous planning sessions, the actual music for ceremonies/receptions will be outlined. I will do my absolute best in playing every one of the bride and groom's requests. The special songs are always a priority, and will be played.
What is the minimum amount of time you will DJ for?
My service price is a flat rate based on time committed to your event. Most weddings are provided at least 4 hours of performance, which is 16-30 hours of work for me.
Is the client able to meet the DJ before booking?
I meet with all potential clients upon request prior to booking. After booking the event, I meet with clients as many times as necessary for the bride to feel comfortable with the reception plans.
Do you bring your own equipment?
I use equipment from professional sources such as Numark, JBL, and Apple. Remember that professional gear does not guarantee an entertainer's talent or service level, but is simply a tool for building an exceptional event.
How much time do you usually need to set up? Do you require that the site or client provide a table for you to set up on?
I will arrive 1 1/2-2 hours prior to the event. I do ask for a skirted table of 6 ft.
Do you have any extra space requirements?
Nope
Do you usually emcee the event or talk between songs?
I am an MC for every reception. I act according to the personalities of the bride and groom. I represent their vision, and will not be "the show."
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
I choose not to eat at functions. I am there to work for my clients.
What is your backup plan in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
I have multiple connections around the area including contacts through the American Disc Jockey Association. My promise is to never leave my clients without a DJ. I provide a money-back guarantee written within the contract.
What is your overtime rate?
Don't have one. I charge a flat rate based upon the event.

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Eric was an absolute pleasure to work with from start to finish. He is not a DJ he is a Wedding Entertainer Director - He literally planned my wedding for me. Eric established a timeline of events for my reception that he sent to my other vendors before the wedding, on the day of the wedding he executed the discussed timeline seamlessly, and throughout the wedding planning processes gave such great advise that truly helped my husband and I immensely. All of my guest and even my other hired vendors commented on how great Eric was- professional people who have literally seen more weddings than the average person stated that Eric was the best DJ they have ever seen ! He knows his music, what works for a wedding, and how to read a crowd better than I have ever seen at any wedding I have attended. You can not have a fantastic wedding if you do not hire Eric!!

Thanks for everything!!
Lauren & Colin
Eric was an absolute pleasure to work with from start to finish. He is not a DJ he is a Wedding Entertainer Director - He Read more...
Eric was an absolute pleasure to work with from start to finish. He is not a DJ he is a Wedding Entertainer Director - He literally planned my wedding for me. Eric established a timeline of events for my reception that he sent to my other vendors before the wedding, on the day of the wedding he executed the discussed timeline seamlessly, and throughout the wedding planning processes gave such great advise that truly helped my husband and I immensely. All of my guest and even my other hired vendors commented on how great Eric was- professional people who have literally seen more weddings than the average person stated that Eric was the best DJ they have ever seen ! He knows his music, what works for a wedding, and how to read a crowd better than I have ever seen at any wedding I have attended. You can not have a fantastic wedding if you do not hire Eric!!

Thanks for everything!!
Lauren & Colin Read less
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Eric Herod Entertainment responded with the following comments:

I'm speechless...thank you, thank you for letting me serve as the Wedding Entertainment Director of your wedding reception. Working with you both was an absolute pleasure and your friends and family were a ton of fun! I wish you all the best, and keep in touch!
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Zoey
Wedding:
6/7/2014
5.0/5.0
Eric was the highlight of our wedding vendors. We met twice for planning, both were absolutely helpful and well organized. He even was present at our rehearsal which put me 100% at ease. We went through the whole time line and he took the time to personalize our entire day from telling our love story, to our wedding party introductions. My husband and I had given him a short description of each person, memories that we had with them and who they were to us, and he put the perfect music to each persons introduction. It was almost like he knew who they were! Our love story was beautiful, and it is something all of our guests mentioned they had never seen done before. He added little things during the reception to keep people entertained and interested in what was going on. From little games to keep people occupied while they waited to get their plates to gathering all of our guests out not he dance floor for a photo op with everyone! Eric made our day just that, ours. I would recommend him to anyone! One of the nicest people we met while planning our wedding!
Eric was the highlight of our wedding vendors. We met twice for planning, both were absolutely helpful and well organized. Read more...
Eric was the highlight of our wedding vendors. We met twice for planning, both were absolutely helpful and well organized. He even was present at our rehearsal which put me 100% at ease. We went through the whole time line and he took the time to personalize our entire day from telling our love story, to our wedding party introductions. My husband and I had given him a short description of each person, memories that we had with them and who they were to us, and he put the perfect music to each persons introduction. It was almost like he knew who they were! Our love story was beautiful, and it is something all of our guests mentioned they had never seen done before. He added little things during the reception to keep people entertained and interested in what was going on. From little games to keep people occupied while they waited to get their plates to gathering all of our guests out not he dance floor for a photo op with everyone! Eric made our day just that, ours. I would recommend him to anyone! One of the nicest people we met while planning our wedding! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ,
Eric Herod Entertainment responded with the following comments:

Aww...Thank you Zoey and Wade! These comments are very kind. It was such an honor to work with you in creating your wedding. I am lucky to work with such wonderful couples as yourself.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Eric is awesome! He made our wedding fun and full of energy and was a joy to work with every step of the way. Prior to the event, the planning process was great - from the one on one meetings to discuss our expectations to the website that we were able to use to plan our event.
I had so many guests come up to me afterwards asking who he was stating that he was "the best dj they had ever seen". I also had many of my family members who claim to not dance come to the dance floor and cut a rug.
Eric is awesome! He made our wedding fun and full of energy and was a joy to work with every step of the way. Prior to the Read more...
Eric is awesome! He made our wedding fun and full of energy and was a joy to work with every step of the way. Prior to the event, the planning process was great - from the one on one meetings to discuss our expectations to the website that we were able to use to plan our event.
I had so many guests come up to me afterwards asking who he was stating that he was "the best dj they had ever seen". I also had many of my family members who claim to not dance come to the dance floor and cut a rug. Read less
Services Used: DJ
Eric Herod Entertainment responded with the following comments:

Wow! I am truly humbled. Thank you for your very kind words. It was such an honor and pleasure to work with you both. Fun, energetic, loving couples are certainly very easy to work with. ;-)
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Stacy
Wedding:
5/17/2014
5.0/5.0
What a great DJ. Very professional and had a great personality. Eric was very outgoing and lively at our reception. He did a fantastic job with getting our guest involved and had very creative ideas. He even did the wobble dance with our guests which everyone loved. GREAT is all we can say. So very pleased. Would recommend to anyone what a fun time and a fun guy.
What a great DJ. Very professional and had a great personality. Eric was very outgoing and lively at our reception. He did Read more...
What a great DJ. Very professional and had a great personality. Eric was very outgoing and lively at our reception. He did a fantastic job with getting our guest involved and had very creative ideas. He even did the wobble dance with our guests which everyone loved. GREAT is all we can say. So very pleased. Would recommend to anyone what a fun time and a fun guy. Read less
Services Used: DJ
Eric Herod Entertainment responded with the following comments:

I can't say thank you enough for choosing me to be a part of your beautiful wedding. The two of you were a joy to work with, and I appreciate the trust you gave me in making your wedding a day to remember.
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Megan
Wedding:
4/5/2014
5.0/5.0
Eric Herod is simply amazing! Throughout the planning process he helped us to organize and plan the perfect ceremony and reception. He gave us ideas and helped us to create a unique, personalized experience; his introductions and the love story will always be a wonderful memory! The energy and environment he creates is upbeat, fun, and yet relaxed. He had everyone including my 92 year old grandmother dancing and having a grand time! He keeps the evening on schedule without being pushy, and without you really knowing he is doing it.

Eric is very professional and able to handle any situation. The night before our wedding the best man had a family emergency, and was not able to make it to the wedding. Eric handled the situation with grace, and no one ever knew that we shifted the bridal party. He was able to just move things around and make it work. He took the stress out of a high stress situation and we were able to relax and not worry.
I would highly recommend Eric to every bride and groom!
Eric Herod is simply amazing! Throughout the planning process he helped us to organize and plan the perfect ceremony and Read more...
Eric Herod is simply amazing! Throughout the planning process he helped us to organize and plan the perfect ceremony and reception. He gave us ideas and helped us to create a unique, personalized experience; his introductions and the love story will always be a wonderful memory! The energy and environment he creates is upbeat, fun, and yet relaxed. He had everyone including my 92 year old grandmother dancing and having a grand time! He keeps the evening on schedule without being pushy, and without you really knowing he is doing it.

Eric is very professional and able to handle any situation. The night before our wedding the best man had a family emergency, and was not able to make it to the wedding. Eric handled the situation with grace, and no one ever knew that we shifted the bridal party. He was able to just move things around and make it work. He took the stress out of a high stress situation and we were able to relax and not worry.
I would highly recommend Eric to every bride and groom! Read less
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Eric Herod Entertainment responded with the following comments:

Words cannot express how much I appreciate your kindness and your touching reflection of the night. When things happen that are out of our control, I do my best to provide calm and problem solving to make the best of any situation. You all had a great wedding party who were there every step of the way, and it is a testament to you to have such great friends and family. Thank you for putting your faith and trust in me.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
My husband and I have three children and planning for our big day was proving to be difficult. Eric was so flexible and accommodating with our busy schedule. He showed us his dedication and how much he truly cared about making our wedding the best that it could be. Eric has so much passion for his work and really enjoys what he does. We loved that about him. It made it so enjoyable to meet with him knowing that he really cared about our wedding and its success.

During the wedding the transitions between songs were flawless. He had all of our guests dancing young and old. By the end of the night everyone was commenting how great of a dj Eric is. They were all so impressed and amazed at his talent. Many people even told us it was the best wedding they had been to. I attribute that to eric.

He's not like your average dj. He not only dj'd but helped us to plan our event, he gave us invaluable information, he entertained and he told our guest our love story of how my husband and I came to be where we are today. I think the love story is biggest thing that makes eric stand out from others. It is something something so special and unique that will have you and your guest in tears. It is really difficult to describe how amazing eric is but without him our wedding would not have been as wonderful as it was.
My husband and I have three children and planning for our big day was proving to be difficult. Eric was so flexible and Read more...
My husband and I have three children and planning for our big day was proving to be difficult. Eric was so flexible and accommodating with our busy schedule. He showed us his dedication and how much he truly cared about making our wedding the best that it could be. Eric has so much passion for his work and really enjoys what he does. We loved that about him. It made it so enjoyable to meet with him knowing that he really cared about our wedding and its success.

During the wedding the transitions between songs were flawless. He had all of our guests dancing young and old. By the end of the night everyone was commenting how great of a dj Eric is. They were all so impressed and amazed at his talent. Many people even told us it was the best wedding they had been to. I attribute that to eric.

He's not like your average dj. He not only dj'd but helped us to plan our event, he gave us invaluable information, he entertained and he told our guest our love story of how my husband and I came to be where we are today. I think the love story is biggest thing that makes eric stand out from others. It is something something so special and unique that will have you and your guest in tears. It is really difficult to describe how amazing eric is but without him our wedding would not have been as wonderful as it was. Read less
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Eric Herod Entertainment responded with the following comments:

Wow! Words cannot describe how touched I am to read your review. It was a pleasure and honor to serve as your Wedding Entertainment Director. I treasure the friendship that we formed and look forward to seeing those beautiful children grow. Thank you so much. (Big Hugs) ;-)
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Kacey
Wedding:
10/12/2013
5.0/5.0
Eric was amazing throughout the whole planning process and especially for the rehearsal and wedding day. There is not a better DJ out there and I would definitely recommend him to anyone planning a special event that they want to run smoothly and to have a great time!
Eric was amazing throughout the whole planning process and especially for the rehearsal and wedding day. There is not a Read more...
Eric was amazing throughout the whole planning process and especially for the rehearsal and wedding day. There is not a better DJ out there and I would definitely recommend him to anyone planning a special event that they want to run smoothly and to have a great time! Read less
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Kenny & Lauren
Wedding:
8/10/2013
5.0/5.0
Eric was absolutely amazing! He made our entire ceremony and reception flow so smoothly and perfectly. He really engaged the crowd and made our wedding so intimate and unforgettable. All our guests loved Eric and have said only great things about him too!
Eric was absolutely amazing! He made our entire ceremony and reception flow so smoothly and perfectly. He really engaged Read more...
Eric was absolutely amazing! He made our entire ceremony and reception flow so smoothly and perfectly. He really engaged the crowd and made our wedding so intimate and unforgettable. All our guests loved Eric and have said only great things about him too! Read less
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Scott and Amanda
Wedding:
6/29/2013
5.0/5.0
Eric Herod is much more than a DJ. He completely manages the wedding flow and environment. If I was off blabbing with someone; he would patiently wait near me until he caught my eye giving me a gentle reminder to move onto the next event. He conveniently dictated events around our social interaction. IE..If we were having extreme fun in a moment, he had enough common sense to ride the wave and base activities off of the flow of our guests. All the while not trying to hijack the attention onto himself(which some DJ's like to do.)

He even provided personal assistance with out even being asked.
Eric Herod is much more than a DJ. He completely manages the wedding flow and environment. If I was off blabbing with Read more...
Eric Herod is much more than a DJ. He completely manages the wedding flow and environment. If I was off blabbing with someone; he would patiently wait near me until he caught my eye giving me a gentle reminder to move onto the next event. He conveniently dictated events around our social interaction. IE..If we were having extreme fun in a moment, he had enough common sense to ride the wave and base activities off of the flow of our guests. All the while not trying to hijack the attention onto himself(which some DJ's like to do.)

He even provided personal assistance with out even being asked. Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Mara
Wedding:
6/8/2013
5.0/5.0
Eric was an absolute pleasure to work with! He was able to keep the party going and even showed us a couple of moves. He was extremely professional and a heck of a lot of fun, cracked us up and clearly knew how to keep the wedding flowing smoothly. Eric knows his music and his website is easy to navigate so you can choose your play list quickly and easily. He even took care of music that I couldn't find and made sure to buy it and play it at the wedding. My friends are still talking about how much fun they had and Eric was a HUGE part of that. Run, don't walk to Eric, you won't regret it!
Eric was an absolute pleasure to work with! He was able to keep the party going and even showed us a couple of moves. He Read more...
Eric was an absolute pleasure to work with! He was able to keep the party going and even showed us a couple of moves. He was extremely professional and a heck of a lot of fun, cracked us up and clearly knew how to keep the wedding flowing smoothly. Eric knows his music and his website is easy to navigate so you can choose your play list quickly and easily. He even took care of music that I couldn't find and made sure to buy it and play it at the wedding. My friends are still talking about how much fun they had and Eric was a HUGE part of that. Run, don't walk to Eric, you won't regret it! Read less
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Allison
Wedding:
11/10/2012
5.0/5.0
Hiring Eric Herod Entertainment turned out to be one of the best vendor decisions I made for my wedding. My guests raved for weeks about how incredible the entertainment was, the music, our love story, our bridal party entrance, and all of the fun dance activities throughout the whole reception! I really believe that Eric helped make our wedding that much more memorable. He is an incredibly thorough and organized DJ/Master of Ceremonies and you are in good hands with him. We met with him numerous times and planned every detail out to make sure that when the day came, all we had to do was follow the schedule. I was blown away by the quality of entertainment during my ceremony and during my reception and I am so thankful that I chose Eric! I highly recommend him to any bride!
Hiring Eric Herod Entertainment turned out to be one of the best vendor decisions I made for my wedding. My guests raved Read more...
Hiring Eric Herod Entertainment turned out to be one of the best vendor decisions I made for my wedding. My guests raved for weeks about how incredible the entertainment was, the music, our love story, our bridal party entrance, and all of the fun dance activities throughout the whole reception! I really believe that Eric helped make our wedding that much more memorable. He is an incredibly thorough and organized DJ/Master of Ceremonies and you are in good hands with him. We met with him numerous times and planned every detail out to make sure that when the day came, all we had to do was follow the schedule. I was blown away by the quality of entertainment during my ceremony and during my reception and I am so thankful that I chose Eric! I highly recommend him to any bride! Read less
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Eric Herod Entertainment responded with the following comments:

Allison, thank you so much for your comments. With such great people, not just clients, it was easy to do my job. It was truly an honor to serve as your Wedding Entertainment Director.
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Ashley
Wedding:
10/1/2012
5.0/5.0
I feel that I am a tough critique when it comes to weddings and Eric went so far above and beyond all of my expectations! He was able to create moments of laughter, tears, and pure entertainment throught the whole ceremony and reception. He even came out on the dance floor with the bridal party and led the crowd in current chreographed dances! He worked so well with the wedding coordinator, caterer, and phtographer and kept everyone in line so things ran smoothly. I have been to quite a few weddings and Eric is hands-down the first and only DJ I would tell someone to hire. He is worth every penny!
I feel that I am a tough critique when it comes to weddings and Eric went so far above and beyond all of my expectations! Read more...
I feel that I am a tough critique when it comes to weddings and Eric went so far above and beyond all of my expectations! He was able to create moments of laughter, tears, and pure entertainment throught the whole ceremony and reception. He even came out on the dance floor with the bridal party and led the crowd in current chreographed dances! He worked so well with the wedding coordinator, caterer, and phtographer and kept everyone in line so things ran smoothly. I have been to quite a few weddings and Eric is hands-down the first and only DJ I would tell someone to hire. He is worth every penny! Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
10/1/2012
5.0/5.0
I feel that I am a tough critic when it comes to weddings and Eric went so far above and beyond all of my expectations! He was able to create moments of laughter, tears, and pure entertainment throughout the whole ceremony and reception. He even came out on the dance floor with the bridal party and led the crowd in current choreographed dances! He worked so well with the wedding coordinator, caterer, and photographer and kept everyone in line so things ran smoothly. I have been to quite a few weddings and Eric is hands-down the first and only DJ I would recommend for someone to hire. He is worth every penny!
I feel that I am a tough critic when it comes to weddings and Eric went so far above and beyond all of my expectations! He Read more...
I feel that I am a tough critic when it comes to weddings and Eric went so far above and beyond all of my expectations! He was able to create moments of laughter, tears, and pure entertainment throughout the whole ceremony and reception. He even came out on the dance floor with the bridal party and led the crowd in current choreographed dances! He worked so well with the wedding coordinator, caterer, and photographer and kept everyone in line so things ran smoothly. I have been to quite a few weddings and Eric is hands-down the first and only DJ I would recommend for someone to hire. He is worth every penny! Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
9/29/2012
5.0/5.0
I feel that I am a tough critic when it comes to weddings and Eric went so far above and beyond all of my expectations! He was able to create moments of laughter, tears, and pure entertainment throughout the whole ceremony and reception. He even came out on the dance floor with the bridal party and led the crowd in current choreographed dances! He worked so well with the wedding coordinator, caterer, and photographer and kept everyone in line so things ran smoothly. I have been to quite a few weddings and Eric is hands-down the first and only DJ I would recommend for someone to hire. He is worth every penny!
I feel that I am a tough critic when it comes to weddings and Eric went so far above and beyond all of my expectations! He Read more...
I feel that I am a tough critic when it comes to weddings and Eric went so far above and beyond all of my expectations! He was able to create moments of laughter, tears, and pure entertainment throughout the whole ceremony and reception. He even came out on the dance floor with the bridal party and led the crowd in current choreographed dances! He worked so well with the wedding coordinator, caterer, and photographer and kept everyone in line so things ran smoothly. I have been to quite a few weddings and Eric is hands-down the first and only DJ I would recommend for someone to hire. He is worth every penny! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ,
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Kelly
Wedding:
9/8/2012
5.0/5.0
Everyone at our wedding absolutely RAVED about Eric. He brought amazing energy and joy to our reception. Working with Eric was like working with a friend. He was amazing as he helped us plan our reception and work through what we wanted our reception to be like. The dance floor was packed through our entire reception and it was so evident that everyone was having a great time. We couldn't be more grateful to Eric for the wonderful job he did. It is weeks later and my husband and I are still hearing how wonderful our guests thought he was. Thank you Eric so much. Gene and I really can't express how wonderful you made our day. You helped make it perfect. Thank you so much :) I would recommend Eric to ANYONE looking to have a wonderful energy filled event :) :)
Everyone at our wedding absolutely RAVED about Eric. He brought amazing energy and joy to our reception. Working with Eric Read more...
Everyone at our wedding absolutely RAVED about Eric. He brought amazing energy and joy to our reception. Working with Eric was like working with a friend. He was amazing as he helped us plan our reception and work through what we wanted our reception to be like. The dance floor was packed through our entire reception and it was so evident that everyone was having a great time. We couldn't be more grateful to Eric for the wonderful job he did. It is weeks later and my husband and I are still hearing how wonderful our guests thought he was. Thank you Eric so much. Gene and I really can't express how wonderful you made our day. You helped make it perfect. Thank you so much :) I would recommend Eric to ANYONE looking to have a wonderful energy filled event :) :) Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
6/16/2012
5.0/5.0
If you book Eric for your wedding or event, you will not be sorry. My husband and I just got married on June 16th, and Eric was our DJ. He was wonderful. In fact, we booked Eric as our DJ before we had booked our venue or officially picked our wedding date because we were so impressed by him and his personality when we met him at a bridal show at Belmont.

What makes Eric such a great DJ is that he really gets to know you before the event. He gets to know the couple, their love story, their personalities, their musical likes/dislikes, and their personal styles, and he pulls all of that information together in order to create an entertainment masterpiece at your event. Several times throughout the evening, Eric would play a song perfectly suited to my tastes that I had never even told him I loved. He's like a walking Pandora that just KNOWS what you'd love to hear.

He keeps the whole crowd going. For the group interactive songs like the Cupid Shuffle, Eric actually gets out on the dance floor himself to lead the crowd and show them the dance moves. He also walks the guests through your love story as a couple. He combines the story that he's been given from the bride and the one given by the groom into one amazing, cohesive storyline.

I can honestly say that everyone had fun. We're still getting reports from friends and family that they heard people say that they had never had so much fun at a wedding reception before, and I know I owe it all to Eric.

He was just fantastic. Seriously, book him. You won't regret it.
If you book Eric for your wedding or event, you will not be sorry. My husband and I just got married on June 16th, and Read more...
If you book Eric for your wedding or event, you will not be sorry. My husband and I just got married on June 16th, and Eric was our DJ. He was wonderful. In fact, we booked Eric as our DJ before we had booked our venue or officially picked our wedding date because we were so impressed by him and his personality when we met him at a bridal show at Belmont.

What makes Eric such a great DJ is that he really gets to know you before the event. He gets to know the couple, their love story, their personalities, their musical likes/dislikes, and their personal styles, and he pulls all of that information together in order to create an entertainment masterpiece at your event. Several times throughout the evening, Eric would play a song perfectly suited to my tastes that I had never even told him I loved. He's like a walking Pandora that just KNOWS what you'd love to hear.

He keeps the whole crowd going. For the group interactive songs like the Cupid Shuffle, Eric actually gets out on the dance floor himself to lead the crowd and show them the dance moves. He also walks the guests through your love story as a couple. He combines the story that he's been given from the bride and the one given by the groom into one amazing, cohesive storyline.

I can honestly say that everyone had fun. We're still getting reports from friends and family that they heard people say that they had never had so much fun at a wedding reception before, and I know I owe it all to Eric.

He was just fantastic. Seriously, book him. You won't regret it. Read less
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Kelli
Wedding:
5/19/2012
5.0/5.0
Eric was an AMAZING master of ceremonies. I could not have asked for better. He combined the perfect amount of romance with fun. Because of his skills my husband and I were able to enjoy romantic moments that went far beyond the cliche first dance and absolutely fun moments of crazy dancing and partying. Eric really made us feel like he truly cared about our story. He was amazing to work with and I recommend him to anyone I meet!
Eric was an AMAZING master of ceremonies. I could not have asked for better. He combined the perfect amount of romance Read more...
Eric was an AMAZING master of ceremonies. I could not have asked for better. He combined the perfect amount of romance with fun. Because of his skills my husband and I were able to enjoy romantic moments that went far beyond the cliche first dance and absolutely fun moments of crazy dancing and partying. Eric really made us feel like he truly cared about our story. He was amazing to work with and I recommend him to anyone I meet! Read less
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Eric Herod Entertainment responded with the following comments:

Kelli, Thank you so much for the kind words. You, Alvin, your family, and friends were an absolute joy to work with. Clients like you are the reason I do what I do.
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Big Red Dogs
Wedding:
4/28/2012
4.9/5.0
Eric was the best money we spent on our wedding! He helped us personalize our ceremony and reception. The things that he helped us implement are the things that made our wedding unique and special.
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Eric was the best money we spent on our wedding! He helped us personalize our ceremony and reception. The things that he helped us implement are the things that made our wedding unique and special. Read less
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Erin
Wedding:
4/14/2012
5.0/5.0
Eric made our reception absolutely amazing. Everyone had fun and everyone was dancing the entire night. All of the ideas and "extras" he added to the reception were great and really made our celebration unique!
Eric made our reception absolutely amazing. Everyone had fun and everyone was dancing the entire night. All of the ideas Read more...
Eric made our reception absolutely amazing. Everyone had fun and everyone was dancing the entire night. All of the ideas and "extras" he added to the reception were great and really made our celebration unique! Read less
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Eric Herod Entertainment responded with the following comments:

Aww! Thank you so much Erin. It was an honor to serve you and I wish you and Michael all the best.
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brittany.shatzer
Wedding:
1/7/2012
5.0/5.0
Eric was an amazing DJ! He took our wedding experience to a level that we did not know was possible. Besides his very high class look, Eric knew how to involve all ages of our wedding guests. There was never a dull moment during the reception! We chose to have him play our ceremony music as well, and it was all perfect. His professionalism is impressive, he arrived in a tuxedo and the class continued throughout the evening. I never felt out of the loop, Eric always gave me a 10 minute and 5 minute warning before something was about to happen. I am a very structured person, and on my wedding day I was beyond stressed and felt crazed--but Eric was able to reassure me that everything was alright and will continue to be perfect. Be sure to ask Eric about the Love Story, that was my husband's and I favorite part of our reception, it brought our love into the wedding even more. I am not trying to sound cliche, but if you do not have a great DJ, your wedding will be terrible. Eric is definitely the most responsible and fabulous DJ you could experience. If you choose Eric you do not have to worry about your reception, which on your wedding day--is a huge relief!
Eric was an amazing DJ! He took our wedding experience to a level that we did not know was possible. Besides his very high Read more...
Eric was an amazing DJ! He took our wedding experience to a level that we did not know was possible. Besides his very high class look, Eric knew how to involve all ages of our wedding guests. There was never a dull moment during the reception! We chose to have him play our ceremony music as well, and it was all perfect. His professionalism is impressive, he arrived in a tuxedo and the class continued throughout the evening. I never felt out of the loop, Eric always gave me a 10 minute and 5 minute warning before something was about to happen. I am a very structured person, and on my wedding day I was beyond stressed and felt crazed--but Eric was able to reassure me that everything was alright and will continue to be perfect. Be sure to ask Eric about the Love Story, that was my husband's and I favorite part of our reception, it brought our love into the wedding even more. I am not trying to sound cliche, but if you do not have a great DJ, your wedding will be terrible. Eric is definitely the most responsible and fabulous DJ you could experience. If you choose Eric you do not have to worry about your reception, which on your wedding day--is a huge relief! Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
10/29/2011
5.0/5.0
We couldn't have found a better person to work with for our wedding. Eric kept us sane and calm through our entire planning process. He brought so much more to the table compared to just being a DJ, he honestly shouldn’t be called a DJ, he should definitely have a better title than that. He thought of details that we never did and made our ceremony and our reception so personal; there wasn’t a single guest that didn’t rave about the job that he did and how personal our entire day felt, men and woman we're all bawling during our ceremony with the special touches that he added and we all had a blast at our reception. He made our day so much more than we ever thought it could be. I would work with him a hundred times again and we gained a really good friend in the end as well!
We couldn't have found a better person to work with for our wedding. Eric kept us sane and calm through our entire Read more...
We couldn't have found a better person to work with for our wedding. Eric kept us sane and calm through our entire planning process. He brought so much more to the table compared to just being a DJ, he honestly shouldn’t be called a DJ, he should definitely have a better title than that. He thought of details that we never did and made our ceremony and our reception so personal; there wasn’t a single guest that didn’t rave about the job that he did and how personal our entire day felt, men and woman we're all bawling during our ceremony with the special touches that he added and we all had a blast at our reception. He made our day so much more than we ever thought it could be. I would work with him a hundred times again and we gained a really good friend in the end as well! Read less
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Eric Herod Entertainment responded with the following comments:

Awww! That warms my heart and makes me tear up, Ashley. You and Kellen were/are such a joy. I'm happy to have gained two friends in the process as well.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Eric was easy to work with and I felt confident that he could help keep everyone entertained!
Eric was easy to work with and I felt confident that he could help keep everyone entertained!
Eric was easy to work with and I felt confident that he could help keep everyone entertained! Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
10/15/2011
5.0/5.0
Eric was awesome! He is extremely well organized, and has great ideas for making the reception so different than the same old same old. I loved having the meetings prior to the wedding where we sat down and reviewed the details. I had not expected that from the DJ. The wedding was fantastic, and we had a lot of our guests comment that the DJ was great!!!
Eric was awesome! He is extremely well organized, and has great ideas for making the reception so different than the same Read more...
Eric was awesome! He is extremely well organized, and has great ideas for making the reception so different than the same old same old. I loved having the meetings prior to the wedding where we sat down and reviewed the details. I had not expected that from the DJ. The wedding was fantastic, and we had a lot of our guests comment that the DJ was great!!! Read less
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jenmasson
Wedding:
9/10/2011
5.0/5.0
Eric did the best job! He took ALLOT of stress off of our sholders. He made sure that everything moved along smoothly. He involved everyone, even those that I thought wouldn't get up and dance. I can't list all of the compliments that we got on the ceremony and reception, but most of them are due to Eric's hard work. Eric helped us remember things that we would have never planned if we wasn't there to help. He was professional, while making all of the planning fun and kept the focus on making sure that everything was a reflection of my husband and I, our relationship and our personalities.
Eric did the best job! He took ALLOT of stress off of our sholders. He made sure that everything moved along smoothly. He Read more...
Eric did the best job! He took ALLOT of stress off of our sholders. He made sure that everything moved along smoothly. He involved everyone, even those that I thought wouldn't get up and dance. I can't list all of the compliments that we got on the ceremony and reception, but most of them are due to Eric's hard work. Eric helped us remember things that we would have never planned if we wasn't there to help. He was professional, while making all of the planning fun and kept the focus on making sure that everything was a reflection of my husband and I, our relationship and our personalities. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ, Wedding Planning, Unique Services
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lillyflwr96
Wedding:
9/4/2011
5.0/5.0
Eric Herod exceeded every expectation we had. His professionalism was above and beyond any wedding DJ we contacted. The ideas he had for the wedding reception were not only great, they were things we had never heard of; all of them were wonderful and well executed. He was the key to making our reception one that we will never forget and one that most of the people attending said was the best they have ever seen. We will definitely recommend him to others as well as seek him out for any other time we need a DJ.
Eric Herod exceeded every expectation we had. His professionalism was above and beyond any wedding DJ we contacted. The Read more...
Eric Herod exceeded every expectation we had. His professionalism was above and beyond any wedding DJ we contacted. The ideas he had for the wedding reception were not only great, they were things we had never heard of; all of them were wonderful and well executed. He was the key to making our reception one that we will never forget and one that most of the people attending said was the best they have ever seen. We will definitely recommend him to others as well as seek him out for any other time we need a DJ. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ, Wedding Planning, Unique Services
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kristykay
Wedding:
9/3/2011
4.9/5.0
Eric provides much more than just DJ services. He is truly a "Master of Ceremony," during our reception he worked with us and the other vendors to keep the evening moving along a timeline we worked out beforehand. Without being cheesy or domineering, he accomplished it in such a smooth fashion that the guests never realized they were being moved along a schedule. Eric's skills as a DJ are matched by his skills as an Emcee, he offers a truly unique way of introducing the wedding party and the Bride & Groom that our guests talked about all night, and that set an intimate tone for the reception party despite the large number of guests. Our reception was important to us and so we felt (before and after the wedding) that our investment in Eric Herod paid off large dividends in the smooth execution of our big day.
Eric provides much more than just DJ services. He is truly a "Master of Ceremony," during our reception he worked with us Read more...
Eric provides much more than just DJ services. He is truly a "Master of Ceremony," during our reception he worked with us and the other vendors to keep the evening moving along a timeline we worked out beforehand. Without being cheesy or domineering, he accomplished it in such a smooth fashion that the guests never realized they were being moved along a schedule. Eric's skills as a DJ are matched by his skills as an Emcee, he offers a truly unique way of introducing the wedding party and the Bride & Groom that our guests talked about all night, and that set an intimate tone for the reception party despite the large number of guests. Our reception was important to us and so we felt (before and after the wedding) that our investment in Eric Herod paid off large dividends in the smooth execution of our big day. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ
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caglee03
Wedding:
8/14/2011
5.0/5.0
Eric Herod is the best dj ever! He is so much fun and helpful. He will help make your wedding exactly what you want it to be and more. He is amazing! I would highly recommend him to everyone I know. He will personalize your reception for you in so many ways. He helps to make your reception not like any other typical reception, he helps to make it your own. He listens to exactly what you want and does it for you even better than you could have ever hoped and dreamed. He is the reason our wedding reception was such a huge success. All we kept on hearing was "your all's dj was amazing!!" Definitely choose him to be your dj! He is great!

-Christine (married on August 14, 2011)
Eric Herod is the best dj ever! He is so much fun and helpful. He will help make your wedding exactly what you want it to Read more...
Eric Herod is the best dj ever! He is so much fun and helpful. He will help make your wedding exactly what you want it to be and more. He is amazing! I would highly recommend him to everyone I know. He will personalize your reception for you in so many ways. He helps to make your reception not like any other typical reception, he helps to make it your own. He listens to exactly what you want and does it for you even better than you could have ever hoped and dreamed. He is the reason our wedding reception was such a huge success. All we kept on hearing was "your all's dj was amazing!!" Definitely choose him to be your dj! He is great!

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Kelsey
Wedding:
5/14/2011
5.0/5.0
Eric Herod made our reception one that is unforgettable! It was more than I could have ever imagined it being. Everyone raved about how our reception was the funnest they had been to, and how awesome Eric was, when we got back from our honeymoon. Looking back, I would not have changed anything about the way Eric conducted the schedule, the music, and himself. Not only is he a wonderful DJ for your choice, but he is also a wonderful person!! My husband and I absolutely LOVED working with him and getting to know him. People are still talking about it...
Eric Herod made our reception one that is unforgettable! It was more than I could have ever imagined it being. Everyone Read more...
Eric Herod made our reception one that is unforgettable! It was more than I could have ever imagined it being. Everyone raved about how our reception was the funnest they had been to, and how awesome Eric was, when we got back from our honeymoon. Looking back, I would not have changed anything about the way Eric conducted the schedule, the music, and himself. Not only is he a wonderful DJ for your choice, but he is also a wonderful person!! My husband and I absolutely LOVED working with him and getting to know him. People are still talking about it... Read less
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Jodi
Wedding:
4/30/2011
5.0/5.0
Our wedding was a blast. Eric helped us schedule our wedding from the moment the ceremony started to the grand exit. We met with him 3 times before the wedding and we communicated though email constantly. He came to and practically ran our rehersal. By the time our wedding came, we felt like Eric was one of our friends. He really took the time to get to know us and our families. On the day of the wedding, we didn't have to worried about anything. We just showed up and Eric told us where to be and what to do throughout the whole night. We are still recieving compliments from friends and family about his services. It was well worth the cost. You will not find a better DJ.
Our wedding was a blast. Eric helped us schedule our wedding from the moment the ceremony started to the grand exit. We Read more...
Our wedding was a blast. Eric helped us schedule our wedding from the moment the ceremony started to the grand exit. We met with him 3 times before the wedding and we communicated though email constantly. He came to and practically ran our rehersal. By the time our wedding came, we felt like Eric was one of our friends. He really took the time to get to know us and our families. On the day of the wedding, we didn't have to worried about anything. We just showed up and Eric told us where to be and what to do throughout the whole night. We are still recieving compliments from friends and family about his services. It was well worth the cost. You will not find a better DJ. Read less
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Rebecca
Wedding:
4/16/2011
5.0/5.0
Within 10 minutes of sitting down with Eric, we knew that we were going to go with him. My husband (fiance at the time) and I both expressed this same feeling to each other after our first meeting with Eric. We are so happy that we did choose him to be our DJ at our wedding.

Eric is more than just a DJ - he is really a master of ceremonies. He created so many special moments during the night- including our "love story" in which he told the story of how the bride and groom met, the longevity dance in which couples married for different amounts of time got on the dance floor, and the dramatic exit when all the guests waved sparklers as we left. Eric was very attentive to photo opportunities, and he worked closely with the photographer to coordinate all these special pictures.

We met with Eric three times before the wedding. He was extremely thorough in going over all the different events that would occur during the reception, and helped us select the music for each of these events. He provided so many different resources- an excellent planning website, CDs with music, and his own extensive experience. Meetings with Eric were in fact really fun- he made me feel really excited about the reception, and all the fun things that me and my husband and family and guests had in store. I knew that was a great indication of the atmosphere he would bring to the wedding itself.

Although Eric cost more than we had initially budgeted for a DJ, after hearing Eric talk about his vision for our wedding, and receiving his booklet of information outlining all the different events that would occur during the reception, we knew we wanted him to be our DJ. And we believe that he was entirely worth the cost- the majority of time during a wedding is the reception time, so you really want someone who will confidently handle everything behind the scenes, so that you (the bride and groom) can enjoy your day. Eric was this person, because he planned out the whole night so well, got people dancing, and created a very personal reception.

So many people commented to us what a great DJ Eric was, not at all like the corny, loud image most people have of DJs. He really goes above and beyond to make sure that the bride and groom and the guests have a really wonderful time. Eric is also very classy and professional- he has excellent comic timing, especially when he introduced the members of the wedding party with humorous little comments about them.

My husband and I cannot say enough good things about Eric. He is the DJ you want at your wedding, and we encourage all brides and grooms out there to go with him, just like we did!
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Within 10 minutes of sitting down with Eric, we knew that we were going to go with him. My husband (fiance at the time) and I both expressed this same feeling to each other after our first meeting with Eric. We are so happy that we did choose him to be our DJ at our wedding.

Eric is more than just a DJ - he is really a master of ceremonies. He created so many special moments during the night- including our "love story" in which he told the story of how the bride and groom met, the longevity dance in which couples married for different amounts of time got on the dance floor, and the dramatic exit when all the guests waved sparklers as we left. Eric was very attentive to photo opportunities, and he worked closely with the photographer to coordinate all these special pictures.

We met with Eric three times before the wedding. He was extremely thorough in going over all the different events that would occur during the reception, and helped us select the music for each of these events. He provided so many different resources- an excellent planning website, CDs with music, and his own extensive experience. Meetings with Eric were in fact really fun- he made me feel really excited about the reception, and all the fun things that me and my husband and family and guests had in store. I knew that was a great indication of the atmosphere he would bring to the wedding itself.

Although Eric cost more than we had initially budgeted for a DJ, after hearing Eric talk about his vision for our wedding, and receiving his booklet of information outlining all the different events that would occur during the reception, we knew we wanted him to be our DJ. And we believe that he was entirely worth the cost- the majority of time during a wedding is the reception time, so you really want someone who will confidently handle everything behind the scenes, so that you (the bride and groom) can enjoy your day. Eric was this person, because he planned out the whole night so well, got people dancing, and created a very personal reception.

So many people commented to us what a great DJ Eric was, not at all like the corny, loud image most people have of DJs. He really goes above and beyond to make sure that the bride and groom and the guests have a really wonderful time. Eric is also very classy and professional- he has excellent comic timing, especially when he introduced the members of the wedding party with humorous little comments about them.

My husband and I cannot say enough good things about Eric. He is the DJ you want at your wedding, and we encourage all brides and grooms out there to go with him, just like we did! Read less
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Ariana
Wedding:
3/19/2011
1.8/5.0
Here are the things Eric did well:
- He's easy to work with;
- There were no last minute charges - his pricing was straightforward (though quite high);
- He had creative ideas and was willing to personalise the wedding with dedications;
- He sent us a book ("best wedding reception ever" by Peter Merry) which had really great reception ideas and was very helpful for our planning;
- He attended the rehearsal and helped with details like making sure the men were holding the women's arms properly, etc.;
- He gave us a discounted rate ($2k as opposed to $3k) since it was off-season;
- There was no inappropriate or offensive music played;
- Guests stated they enjoyed his personality and the reception.

I always try to look on the bright side and give people the benefit of the doubt, but for the most part I was dissatisfied with Eric at the reception (which surprised me a LOT because he's so personable and easy to work with). I used to work at wedding receptions, so I have a lot of experience with wedding DJs, and high expectations that were definitely not met. Here are the issues we had:

- There were several moments of dead air (each lasting several minutes). For what we paid, there should have been NO time without music. That's one reason for hiring a DJ and not a band.
- When he played songs or made announcements that cleared the dance floor he was unable to fix the problem graciously. For example, instead of the bouquet/garter we planned a nice dance for single men and women so they could mingle a bit, but instead he called up single girls only & made a joke at their expense (I don't think he meant it maliciously, but it came out quite badly). Instead of our nice, hopeful moment (I'm an 32-yr old 1st time bride), it just served to highlight their single status. Additionally, there was a lot of time when no one was on the dance floor, which related in part to the fact that the weather was lovely and people were on the outdoor veranda, but also partly to the fact that Eric couldn't switch gears fast enough to keep people interested in dancing (and we have a crowd that loves to dance...usually).
- Eric gave us a lot of music to listen to and make requests from. He had an online form for us to fill out, but when I didn't have time to do his data entry, he said I could email him the list of songs & ratings we made originally after listening to hundreds upon hundreds of songs that he sent us. In the book he gave us it says basically that "you should be able to pick out every song that is played at your wedding", so I expected he would play mostly songs on the list I sent him. I didn't expect every song played to be from our list, but MOST of the songs he played were not ones we picked, AND one slow song that I notated I specifically wanted to DANCE TO was played during dinner, so my husband and I had to get up from our meal to dance to it. A few of of the (maybe 8) "must-play" songs we listed I never heard, so he either played them during cocktail hour (which seems to defeat the purpose of "must-play") or skipped them altogether. If he was going to ignore our requests, I wish he would have told us in advance so we could get the many hours of prep time back.
- He has a lot of personalisations, which seems great, but the execution was poor.
--He does personalised wedding party intros, but we told him we wanted short, funny one-line intros. The wedding party intros took AGES and were much longer than we wanted. Apparently the guests enjoyed it, but it wasn't what we discussed (I couldn't hear most of it from where we were standing).
--He also does the "Love Story" which seems nice, but he completely skipped the high energy intro we wanted, confused us (& venue staff) by not announcing our names at the intro, so we missed the timing, and he just left us standing awkwardly (not sitting in chairs as we originally discussed) near the dance floor while he told "our" story.
--He had a phone number that we could call to do voice-dedications for songs we requested, but the quality of the recordings was so poor that it sounded like the teacher from Charlie Brown (whah-whah-whah-whah). If he had told us how poor these would sound we would have told him to skip them, and not been upset by the time we wasted writing and doing the dedications. HOWEVER, since no one could understand them, we were not only disappointed but distracted by the noise. (My husband thought that maybe he just had low-quality speakers...?)

Even with the discounted price, Eric's fee was double the average price of DJs in our area. We thought we were paying a premium for an exceptional DJ, and instead I feel like we got the bait and switch. He knows a lot and attempts to incorporate unique services that make him stand out, and our guests enjoyed the party (those we asked said he was 'fine' or 'good') but for a bride and groom that spent lots of money and time to set the mood and have a certain kind of reception, it was a huge disappointment.
Here are the things Eric did well:
- He's easy to work with;
- There were no last minute charges - his pricing Read more...
Here are the things Eric did well:
- He's easy to work with;
- There were no last minute charges - his pricing was straightforward (though quite high);
- He had creative ideas and was willing to personalise the wedding with dedications;
- He sent us a book ("best wedding reception ever" by Peter Merry) which had really great reception ideas and was very helpful for our planning;
- He attended the rehearsal and helped with details like making sure the men were holding the women's arms properly, etc.;
- He gave us a discounted rate ($2k as opposed to $3k) since it was off-season;
- There was no inappropriate or offensive music played;
- Guests stated they enjoyed his personality and the reception.

I always try to look on the bright side and give people the benefit of the doubt, but for the most part I was dissatisfied with Eric at the reception (which surprised me a LOT because he's so personable and easy to work with). I used to work at wedding receptions, so I have a lot of experience with wedding DJs, and high expectations that were definitely not met. Here are the issues we had:

- There were several moments of dead air (each lasting several minutes). For what we paid, there should have been NO time without music. That's one reason for hiring a DJ and not a band.
- When he played songs or made announcements that cleared the dance floor he was unable to fix the problem graciously. For example, instead of the bouquet/garter we planned a nice dance for single men and women so they could mingle a bit, but instead he called up single girls only & made a joke at their expense (I don't think he meant it maliciously, but it came out quite badly). Instead of our nice, hopeful moment (I'm an 32-yr old 1st time bride), it just served to highlight their single status. Additionally, there was a lot of time when no one was on the dance floor, which related in part to the fact that the weather was lovely and people were on the outdoor veranda, but also partly to the fact that Eric couldn't switch gears fast enough to keep people interested in dancing (and we have a crowd that loves to dance...usually).
- Eric gave us a lot of music to listen to and make requests from. He had an online form for us to fill out, but when I didn't have time to do his data entry, he said I could email him the list of songs & ratings we made originally after listening to hundreds upon hundreds of songs that he sent us. In the book he gave us it says basically that "you should be able to pick out every song that is played at your wedding", so I expected he would play mostly songs on the list I sent him. I didn't expect every song played to be from our list, but MOST of the songs he played were not ones we picked, AND one slow song that I notated I specifically wanted to DANCE TO was played during dinner, so my husband and I had to get up from our meal to dance to it. A few of of the (maybe 8) "must-play" songs we listed I never heard, so he either played them during cocktail hour (which seems to defeat the purpose of "must-play") or skipped them altogether. If he was going to ignore our requests, I wish he would have told us in advance so we could get the many hours of prep time back.
- He has a lot of personalisations, which seems great, but the execution was poor.
--He does personalised wedding party intros, but we told him we wanted short, funny one-line intros. The wedding party intros took AGES and were much longer than we wanted. Apparently the guests enjoyed it, but it wasn't what we discussed (I couldn't hear most of it from where we were standing).
--He also does the "Love Story" which seems nice, but he completely skipped the high energy intro we wanted, confused us (& venue staff) by not announcing our names at the intro, so we missed the timing, and he just left us standing awkwardly (not sitting in chairs as we originally discussed) near the dance floor while he told "our" story.
--He had a phone number that we could call to do voice-dedications for songs we requested, but the quality of the recordings was so poor that it sounded like the teacher from Charlie Brown (whah-whah-whah-whah). If he had told us how poor these would sound we would have told him to skip them, and not been upset by the time we wasted writing and doing the dedications. HOWEVER, since no one could understand them, we were not only disappointed but distracted by the noise. (My husband thought that maybe he just had low-quality speakers...?)

Even with the discounted price, Eric's fee was double the average price of DJs in our area. We thought we were paying a premium for an exceptional DJ, and instead I feel like we got the bait and switch. He knows a lot and attempts to incorporate unique services that make him stand out, and our guests enjoyed the party (those we asked said he was 'fine' or 'good') but for a bride and groom that spent lots of money and time to set the mood and have a certain kind of reception, it was a huge disappointment. Read less
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Eric Herod Entertainment responded with the following comments:

Our clients’ satisfaction is our number one priority here at Eric Herod Entertainment so we are disheartened to hear that we did not meet expectations for this particular wedding.

As a master of ceremonies, I strive to find a balance between honoring play lists while also using my professional judgment to play songs based on the “feel” of the crowd. There are also certain times in which the event needs to “breathe” and perhaps take a moment to honor a moment versus immediately going into the next song. My goal is to keep the guests happy and dancing- although admittedly it can be challenging to compete with a beautiful evening out on the veranda, a scenario with which I was faced at this venue.

As always, we would be happy to offer as many references as needed. Should anyone have further concerns regarding our level of service, they are welcome to contact us directly to discuss.
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Addam
Wedding:
10/10/2010
5.0/5.0
Working with Eric Herod was a highlight for our wedding experience. His knowledge and skill of how to direct a reception made it a seamless and easy party for us. From our first conversation to him announcing us at the reception, Eric was exactly the guy we wanted both behind the scenes and interacting with our guests on the mic. He was super flexible and willing to work with us to create the exact day we wanted. He has a lot of unique ideas, enthusiasm, and passion for his craft. Our party would not have been the enjoyable and memorable time without Eric at the helm. I wholeheartedly recommend him, and am pleased to now consider him a friend.
Working with Eric Herod was a highlight for our wedding experience. His knowledge and skill of how to direct a reception Read more...
Working with Eric Herod was a highlight for our wedding experience. His knowledge and skill of how to direct a reception made it a seamless and easy party for us. From our first conversation to him announcing us at the reception, Eric was exactly the guy we wanted both behind the scenes and interacting with our guests on the mic. He was super flexible and willing to work with us to create the exact day we wanted. He has a lot of unique ideas, enthusiasm, and passion for his craft. Our party would not have been the enjoyable and memorable time without Eric at the helm. I wholeheartedly recommend him, and am pleased to now consider him a friend. Read less
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Mallory
Wedding:
7/3/2010
4.9/5.0
Eric was absolutely wonderful. He provided great ideas and truly got to know us to help us make our day as perfect as we had imagined. He was always available to answer e-mails, g-chats, etc. He worked to mold what we had in our minds as the perfect reception and made it fit and move smoothly throughout the night. Similarly, he was amazing at coordinating the evening so everything went smoothly. My mother, wedding party, myself-- no one had to direct the evening, from the cake cutting to the bouquet toss. Eric arranged and kept everything moving, which was important beyond words. We were able to just enjoy our night! Overall, wonderful experience with Eric. He was great! I've already recommended him to many of my friends getting married and I recommend him to you, too!
Eric was absolutely wonderful. He provided great ideas and truly got to know us to help us make our day as perfect as we Read more...
Eric was absolutely wonderful. He provided great ideas and truly got to know us to help us make our day as perfect as we had imagined. He was always available to answer e-mails, g-chats, etc. He worked to mold what we had in our minds as the perfect reception and made it fit and move smoothly throughout the night. Similarly, he was amazing at coordinating the evening so everything went smoothly. My mother, wedding party, myself-- no one had to direct the evening, from the cake cutting to the bouquet toss. Eric arranged and kept everything moving, which was important beyond words. We were able to just enjoy our night! Overall, wonderful experience with Eric. He was great! I've already recommended him to many of my friends getting married and I recommend him to you, too! Read less
Services Used: DJ
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LaLa2288
Wedding:
6/26/2010
5.0/5.0
Eric did an absolute wonderful job at our wedding. If it weren't for him, our wedding wouldn't have been what it was. He did a great job mixing music for our different cultures. He had a wonderful charisma about him that could bring people out to do the dance floor. We could not have asked for a more wonderful DJ to be apart of our special day. Thanks Eric, you're the best!
P.S. The love story was phenomenal, it really gave everyone in the room an idea of what my husband and I's relationship was all about, and nearly brought me to tears.
Eric did an absolute wonderful job at our wedding. If it weren't for him, our wedding wouldn't have been what it was. He Read more...
Eric did an absolute wonderful job at our wedding. If it weren't for him, our wedding wouldn't have been what it was. He did a great job mixing music for our different cultures. He had a wonderful charisma about him that could bring people out to do the dance floor. We could not have asked for a more wonderful DJ to be apart of our special day. Thanks Eric, you're the best!
P.S. The love story was phenomenal, it really gave everyone in the room an idea of what my husband and I's relationship was all about, and nearly brought me to tears. Read less
Services Used: DJ
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junebride10
Wedding:
6/12/2010
4.9/5.0
We really enjoyed working with Eric! We met with him a few times throughout the planning process and when it came down to the day everything was just how we would have wanted it! He put so much effort into making our wedding day special and the "Love Story" was perfect! It was such a great touch to the evening and my husband and I were so pleased with how it turned out! We honestly couldn't have asked for a better DJ for our wedding day and we recommend him to any Bride and Groom that want to have a night to remember! : )
We really enjoyed working with Eric! We met with him a few times throughout the planning process and when it came down to Read more...
We really enjoyed working with Eric! We met with him a few times throughout the planning process and when it came down to the day everything was just how we would have wanted it! He put so much effort into making our wedding day special and the "Love Story" was perfect! It was such a great touch to the evening and my husband and I were so pleased with how it turned out! We honestly couldn't have asked for a better DJ for our wedding day and we recommend him to any Bride and Groom that want to have a night to remember! : ) Read less
Services Used: DJ
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JLasica
Wedding:
6/5/2010
5.0/5.0
Eric made my wedding so special. He took so much time to personalize everything. He added so many special touches to it all. For the ceremony he was there to help me pick music and was never without a song suggesting. For the reception he made is SO FUN! He kept us all laughing. I have gotten so many compliments from my guests about how great he was. Overall, he is passionate about what he does, and he will do everything in his power to make your wedding day absolutely one of the most beautiful, amazing, unforgettable days of your life!
Eric made my wedding so special. He took so much time to personalize everything. He added so many special touches to it Read more...
Eric made my wedding so special. He took so much time to personalize everything. He added so many special touches to it all. For the ceremony he was there to help me pick music and was never without a song suggesting. For the reception he made is SO FUN! He kept us all laughing. I have gotten so many compliments from my guests about how great he was. Overall, he is passionate about what he does, and he will do everything in his power to make your wedding day absolutely one of the most beautiful, amazing, unforgettable days of your life! Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Brooke
Wedding:
5/22/2010
5.0/5.0
Working with Eric was truly a pleasure. We were told by several people that our wedding was one of the best they had ever attended and a lot of that had to do with Eric. I have never seen so many people on the dance floor from my 20 month old nephew to my husband's 80+ year old grandmother. Everyone had a wonderful time.

Eric helped customize our reception to be a unique reflection of my huband and my personalities from our choreographed first dance, our one-of-a-kind garter/bouquet traditions, our Love Story, our bridal party roast, down to our last song. We couldn't have pulled off such a wonderful party without him. My father-in-law now wants to hold a yearly anniversary party and have Eric DJ every year! :)
Working with Eric was truly a pleasure. We were told by several people that our wedding was one of the best they had ever Read more...
Working with Eric was truly a pleasure. We were told by several people that our wedding was one of the best they had ever attended and a lot of that had to do with Eric. I have never seen so many people on the dance floor from my 20 month old nephew to my husband's 80+ year old grandmother. Everyone had a wonderful time.

Eric helped customize our reception to be a unique reflection of my huband and my personalities from our choreographed first dance, our one-of-a-kind garter/bouquet traditions, our Love Story, our bridal party roast, down to our last song. We couldn't have pulled off such a wonderful party without him. My father-in-law now wants to hold a yearly anniversary party and have Eric DJ every year! :) Read less
Services Used: DJ
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msmith
Wedding:
3/27/2010
4.9/5.0
After reviewing several DJ's I finally choose to go with Eric Herod Entertainment and I am very pleased that I did. I could have not asked for anything better from what we received from Eric. I am amazed at the time and effort he put into creating our song list along with the time he put into creating our Love Story and our Roast for the wedding party.
He made my husband and I feel very comfortable working with him very personable. Working with Eric was truly a pleasure and I could not have asked for anything better. He comes very highly recommended by my husband and I.
After reviewing several DJ's I finally choose to go with Eric Herod Entertainment and I am very pleased that I did. I Read more...
After reviewing several DJ's I finally choose to go with Eric Herod Entertainment and I am very pleased that I did. I could have not asked for anything better from what we received from Eric. I am amazed at the time and effort he put into creating our song list along with the time he put into creating our Love Story and our Roast for the wedding party.
He made my husband and I feel very comfortable working with him very personable. Working with Eric was truly a pleasure and I could not have asked for anything better. He comes very highly recommended by my husband and I. Read less
Services Used: DJ
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lemonaghan
Wedding:
10/24/2009
4.5/5.0
Overall a great experience. Only thing I wish I had known was that I would not be able to edit my music website the week of the wedding. I had a few more things that I wanted to add and was not able. Other than that, it was a pleasure to work with Eric.
Overall a great experience. Only thing I wish I had known was that I would not be able to edit my music website the week Read more...
Overall a great experience. Only thing I wish I had known was that I would not be able to edit my music website the week of the wedding. I had a few more things that I wanted to add and was not able. Other than that, it was a pleasure to work with Eric. Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Amy
Wedding:
9/26/2009
5.0/5.0
Eric was exactly what I was hoping for in a DJ! He really made my reception fun and exciting and I had so many guests tell me how awesome they thought he was!
Eric was exactly what I was hoping for in a DJ! He really made my reception fun and exciting and I had so many guests tell Read more...
Eric was exactly what I was hoping for in a DJ! He really made my reception fun and exciting and I had so many guests tell me how awesome they thought he was! Read less
Services Used: DJ
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tamarabutler
Wedding:
7/25/2009
5.0/5.0
Thank you for really making Ryen and Jereme’s wedding an event to remember. Disappointing as it was not to see everything you planned for the evening, everyone raved about our DJ. There was not one guest that didn’t personally comment on the personal touch of Ryen and David’s messages. Actually, many of the male guests were crying. I had guests say they haven’t cried that much at funerals. Way to go! Truly Eric, you are much more than a DJ, you turned their wedding into an event to remember. Thank you so very much.
Thank you for really making Ryen and Jereme’s wedding an event to remember. Disappointing as it was not to see everything Read more...
Thank you for really making Ryen and Jereme’s wedding an event to remember. Disappointing as it was not to see everything you planned for the evening, everyone raved about our DJ. There was not one guest that didn’t personally comment on the personal touch of Ryen and David’s messages. Actually, many of the male guests were crying. I had guests say they haven’t cried that much at funerals. Way to go! Truly Eric, you are much more than a DJ, you turned their wedding into an event to remember. Thank you so very much. Read less
Services Used: DJ
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breelynch
Wedding:
5/30/2009
4.9/5.0
LOVE LOVE LOVE Eric Herod Entertainment!! Best go-to-guy for dj services for weddings!
LOVE LOVE LOVE Eric Herod Entertainment!! Best go-to-guy for dj services for weddings!
LOVE LOVE LOVE Eric Herod Entertainment!! Best go-to-guy for dj services for weddings! Read less
Services Used: Catering, DJ, Photography, Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths
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Michael
Wedding:
10/5/2008
5.0/5.0
Eric showed his true professionalism, by being willing to listen to our needs and adjust them to our party. If it was the older crowd that needed encouragement he would do it, if it was the younger crowd who wanted to some tunes to dance from their youth days, he had it.
Eric put together a CD that we had for our first dance and you can see it at www.mikeandmarygifford.blogspot.com or at Eric's website! He also put together a fabulous wedding story, where he told our story from two different perspectives! This story is found at the blog or his website!
He was great!
Eric showed his true professionalism, by being willing to listen to our needs and adjust them to our party. If it was the Read more...
Eric showed his true professionalism, by being willing to listen to our needs and adjust them to our party. If it was the older crowd that needed encouragement he would do it, if it was the younger crowd who wanted to some tunes to dance from their youth days, he had it.
Eric put together a CD that we had for our first dance and you can see it at www.mikeandmarygifford.blogspot.com or at Eric's website! He also put together a fabulous wedding story, where he told our story from two different perspectives! This story is found at the blog or his website!
He was great! Read less
Services Used: DJ

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