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Essence Entertainment - Premier DJ Services

Downers Grove , IL
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5121 Main Street, Suite 3
Downers Grove, IL 60515 US (map)

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630-258-9935

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ABOUT US

Chicagoland's premier disc jockey service. Specializing in Weddings! Servicing the Chicagoland area for over 10 years. Professional DJs, MCs, and entertainers, state of the art digital... Read more
Chicagoland's premier disc jockey service. Specializing in Weddings! Servicing the Chicagoland area for over 10 years. Professional DJs, MCs, and entertainers, state of the art digital sound and lighting equipment, extensive digital music library, uplighting, photobooth, video montage production and services, unlimited in-home event consultations, etc. Meet your actual DJ at your first meeting with us. A lifetime of memories awaits you, call us now. Read less
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INFO FOR DJ

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

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We used Essence Entertainment for our wedding on 11/8/14 and have no regrets! Rich was great to work with from beginning to end. Before the wedding, he was extremely responsive, professional and was very helpful in working through the timeline of the reception. He arrived at the reception early and was all set up and ready to go by the time we got there (throughout the night he worked seamlessly with the reception staff). During the reception, he was prepared with the notes from our previous discussions and did exactly what he said he would do. In addition, he checked in with me throughout the night without being intrusive or annoying. He also made changes to the music on the fly following my ad hoc requests and/or reading the dance floor. I can’t stress how great it was working with these guys, they are nice, responsive, intuitive, fun and yet extremely professional. When I have another event where I need a DJ, I won’t waste my time interviewing anyone else — I’ll go straight to Essence! Thanks to Rich and his assistant Patrick for a great night!!
We used Essence Entertainment for our wedding on 11/8/14 and have no regrets! Rich was great to work with from beginning Read more...
We used Essence Entertainment for our wedding on 11/8/14 and have no regrets! Rich was great to work with from beginning to end. Before the wedding, he was extremely responsive, professional and was very helpful in working through the timeline of the reception. He arrived at the reception early and was all set up and ready to go by the time we got there (throughout the night he worked seamlessly with the reception staff). During the reception, he was prepared with the notes from our previous discussions and did exactly what he said he would do. In addition, he checked in with me throughout the night without being intrusive or annoying. He also made changes to the music on the fly following my ad hoc requests and/or reading the dance floor. I can’t stress how great it was working with these guys, they are nice, responsive, intuitive, fun and yet extremely professional. When I have another event where I need a DJ, I won’t waste my time interviewing anyone else — I’ll go straight to Essence! Thanks to Rich and his assistant Patrick for a great night!! Read less
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Vince
Wedding:
10/18/2014
5.0/5.0
DJ Rich and his team went above and beyond my expectations! They were organized, professional and responsive to all of our needs. All of our guests commented the uplighting he provided was beautiful, the music he played kept everyone on the dance floor and the photo booth was a hit (definitely use this service if you can afford). Thanks again for making our day so special!
DJ Rich and his team went above and beyond my expectations! They were organized, professional and responsive to all of our Read more...
DJ Rich and his team went above and beyond my expectations! They were organized, professional and responsive to all of our needs. All of our guests commented the uplighting he provided was beautiful, the music he played kept everyone on the dance floor and the photo booth was a hit (definitely use this service if you can afford). Thanks again for making our day so special! Read less
Services Used: DJ, Lighting & Decor
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Every piece of the ceremony + reception was exactly how we imagined it. The help before the wedding was great, we really appreciated the small tips that came from Rich's previous experiences. When we were doing their short satisfaction survey, we seriously considered adding new adjectives beyond excellent.
Every piece of the ceremony + reception was exactly how we imagined it. The help before the wedding was great, we really Read more...
Every piece of the ceremony + reception was exactly how we imagined it. The help before the wedding was great, we really appreciated the small tips that came from Rich's previous experiences. When we were doing their short satisfaction survey, we seriously considered adding new adjectives beyond excellent. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
DJ Scott rocked the house at or wedding! He kept the crowd going all night & had a great feel for the diversity of our group of guests. We had SUCH a blast dancing the night away, it was perfect!
He was spot on with timing of the night & politely keeping things moving along. The pre wedding meetings were perfect, informative, specific, & professional.
We met with Tom at one meeting & spoke on the phone a bit & really appreciated his enthusiasm & friendliness.
Overall, Essence Entertaiemt is the best around. So happy we had the chance to work with them!
DJ Scott rocked the house at or wedding! He kept the crowd going all night & had a great feel for the diversity of our Read more...
DJ Scott rocked the house at or wedding! He kept the crowd going all night & had a great feel for the diversity of our group of guests. We had SUCH a blast dancing the night away, it was perfect!
He was spot on with timing of the night & politely keeping things moving along. The pre wedding meetings were perfect, informative, specific, & professional.
We met with Tom at one meeting & spoke on the phone a bit & really appreciated his enthusiasm & friendliness.
Overall, Essence Entertaiemt is the best around. So happy we had the chance to work with them! Read less
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Heidi
Wedding:
9/26/2014
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Rich knocked it out of the ballpark for us! I had so much fun at my wedding with him as our dj....not only was I on the dancefloor all night -almost everyone was! We opted for the photobooth as well and it was a HUGE HIT! I highly recommend Essence Entertainment!
Rich knocked it out of the ballpark for us! I had so much fun at my wedding with him as our dj....not only was I on the Read more...
Rich knocked it out of the ballpark for us! I had so much fun at my wedding with him as our dj....not only was I on the dancefloor all night -almost everyone was! We opted for the photobooth as well and it was a HUGE HIT! I highly recommend Essence Entertainment! Read less
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Kerry
Wedding:
9/6/2014
5.0/5.0
Cannot say enough great things about Rich and Essence! Working with Rich was a wonderful experience. We got more than a Dj. We received a personalized experience filled with options, flexibility and some of the best advice. From the moment I called I felt like I was talking with an old friend. Essence provided an outstanding experience and our guests are still raving about how much fun they had 4 1/2 months later!
Cannot say enough great things about Rich and Essence! Working with Rich was a wonderful experience. We got more than a Read more...
Cannot say enough great things about Rich and Essence! Working with Rich was a wonderful experience. We got more than a Dj. We received a personalized experience filled with options, flexibility and some of the best advice. From the moment I called I felt like I was talking with an old friend. Essence provided an outstanding experience and our guests are still raving about how much fun they had 4 1/2 months later! Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Halina
Wedding:
7/19/2014
5.0/5.0
WOW these guys are top notch! What truly made this DJ service great is their prep work prior to the wedding. The online form you fill out with song selection, schedule etc is great! It was really easy to work with and allowed you to fill out some at a time so it wasn't so daunting. My DJ, Tom Ulrich, was amazing! He kept things moving smoothly. He was so fun, energetic and exactly what we needed. BOOK THIS PLACE and save yourself the hassle of searching for a DJ!
WOW these guys are top notch! What truly made this DJ service great is their prep work prior to the wedding. The online Read more...
WOW these guys are top notch! What truly made this DJ service great is their prep work prior to the wedding. The online form you fill out with song selection, schedule etc is great! It was really easy to work with and allowed you to fill out some at a time so it wasn't so daunting. My DJ, Tom Ulrich, was amazing! He kept things moving smoothly. He was so fun, energetic and exactly what we needed. BOOK THIS PLACE and save yourself the hassle of searching for a DJ! Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Nick and Allyson
Wedding:
7/18/2014
5.0/5.0
We had Rich Dj our wedding and we are so glad that we did. He was very helpful with the planning of the evening and how to segue between different portions of the event, and he was extremely good at keeping the evening moving and the energy up on the dance floor the entire night. We had heard that the Dj can make or break an event, and we could not have asked for a better person to ensure that our night went exactly as planned. He used all of our songs and added in what he thought would work when necessary. We both highly recommend Rich to anyone looking to have a great time at their wedding!
We had Rich Dj our wedding and we are so glad that we did. He was very helpful with the planning of the evening and how to Read more...
We had Rich Dj our wedding and we are so glad that we did. He was very helpful with the planning of the evening and how to segue between different portions of the event, and he was extremely good at keeping the evening moving and the energy up on the dance floor the entire night. We had heard that the Dj can make or break an event, and we could not have asked for a better person to ensure that our night went exactly as planned. He used all of our songs and added in what he thought would work when necessary. We both highly recommend Rich to anyone looking to have a great time at their wedding! Read less
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Meghan
Wedding:
7/18/2014
4.9/5.0
We were very pleased with Tom and Essence Entertainment. They were able to read the crowd and adjust the music when needed. I loved that they had an electronic profile where you could compile your song list and set up everything for your big day.
We were very pleased with Tom and Essence Entertainment. They were able to read the crowd and adjust the music when Read more...
We were very pleased with Tom and Essence Entertainment. They were able to read the crowd and adjust the music when needed. I loved that they had an electronic profile where you could compile your song list and set up everything for your big day. Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.8/5.0
Rich at Essence Entertainment was so great-- very professional, helpful, experienced and prompt in communications.
Rich at Essence Entertainment was so great-- very professional, helpful, experienced and prompt in communications.
Rich at Essence Entertainment was so great-- very professional, helpful, experienced and prompt in communications. Read less
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