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Monastero Entertainment

Skokie , IL
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3820 Kirk Street
Skokie, IL 60076 US (map)

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847-340-3955

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Joe Delfin
Ryan Meeks
John Coyne
Roberto Monastero
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Mary Grace
Wedding:
3/21/2015
5.0/5.0
Monastero Entertainment went above and beyond for our wedding, and provided EXCEPTIONAL service! My husband and I were aware of the company’s fantastic reputation, but never had the pleasure of seeing an event ourselves. Well, our expectations were blown out of the water when we finally were able to see them in person for the first time, at our wedding reception. In the planning process, Roberto was fantastic to work with – he was incredibly flexible, and accommodated all of our requests, including a handful of last minute changes to the original plan. I filled out the template on their website and he emailed us back within five minutes! He was incredibly responsive, and always made time for us when we had questions. He made us feel like every question we had/request we made were perfectly reasonable, and was very helpful in making key decisions related to the timing and flow of the reception.

During the wedding reception itself, he set up the music to flow perfectly for every single step of the process. The introductions, the cake cutting & first dance went smoothly, and made us feel like we knew exactly what we were doing up there, despite never having done any of those things in front of a crowd before . Not only did things go smoothly with the music, we also had the pleasure of hearing Roberto perform a number of songs himself, one of which included a serenade to my mother, the mother of the bride. After the guests joined the dance floor we couldn’t get them to leave! The music was great, and was timed in a way that made people want to stay on the floor for as long as possible. Friends and relatives spent the next morning telling me how sore and tired they were from all of the dance moves they broke out the night before. We can’t thank Monastero Entertainment enough for making our wedding reception a night we will never forget!
Monastero Entertainment went above and beyond for our wedding, and provided EXCEPTIONAL service! My husband and I were Read more...
Monastero Entertainment went above and beyond for our wedding, and provided EXCEPTIONAL service! My husband and I were aware of the company’s fantastic reputation, but never had the pleasure of seeing an event ourselves. Well, our expectations were blown out of the water when we finally were able to see them in person for the first time, at our wedding reception. In the planning process, Roberto was fantastic to work with – he was incredibly flexible, and accommodated all of our requests, including a handful of last minute changes to the original plan. I filled out the template on their website and he emailed us back within five minutes! He was incredibly responsive, and always made time for us when we had questions. He made us feel like every question we had/request we made were perfectly reasonable, and was very helpful in making key decisions related to the timing and flow of the reception.

During the wedding reception itself, he set up the music to flow perfectly for every single step of the process. The introductions, the cake cutting & first dance went smoothly, and made us feel like we knew exactly what we were doing up there, despite never having done any of those things in front of a crowd before . Not only did things go smoothly with the music, we also had the pleasure of hearing Roberto perform a number of songs himself, one of which included a serenade to my mother, the mother of the bride. After the guests joined the dance floor we couldn’t get them to leave! The music was great, and was timed in a way that made people want to stay on the floor for as long as possible. Friends and relatives spent the next morning telling me how sore and tired they were from all of the dance moves they broke out the night before. We can’t thank Monastero Entertainment enough for making our wedding reception a night we will never forget! Read less
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Cailin
Wedding:
12/27/2014
5.0/5.0
Roberto was fantastic. My husband and I had seen him perform at another wedding prior to ours, so we knew he would be great, but he went above and beyond our expectations.
He was helpful in guiding us smoothly through introductions, first dances, and cake cutting. He played the perfect music throughout the reception--great oldies but goodies to get everyone dancing (even the older folk) at the beginning of the reception and then newer jams as the night wore on. Our dance floor was filled with people the entire night.
We also loved the photobooth--we so appreciate all the great pictures and memories we have from many of our guests in the wonderful book that was created for us.
So many people at the wedding asked us about Roberto, and he may even be performing at another wedding we're attending later this year--my husband and I can't wait because Roberto is truly that good. Such a great talent and great person--thank you for making our wedding reception so amazing.
Roberto was fantastic. My husband and I had seen him perform at another wedding prior to ours, so we knew he would be Read more...
Roberto was fantastic. My husband and I had seen him perform at another wedding prior to ours, so we knew he would be great, but he went above and beyond our expectations.
He was helpful in guiding us smoothly through introductions, first dances, and cake cutting. He played the perfect music throughout the reception--great oldies but goodies to get everyone dancing (even the older folk) at the beginning of the reception and then newer jams as the night wore on. Our dance floor was filled with people the entire night.
We also loved the photobooth--we so appreciate all the great pictures and memories we have from many of our guests in the wonderful book that was created for us.
So many people at the wedding asked us about Roberto, and he may even be performing at another wedding we're attending later this year--my husband and I can't wait because Roberto is truly that good. Such a great talent and great person--thank you for making our wedding reception so amazing. Read less
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Karen
Wedding:
10/25/2014
5.0/5.0
Wow! Where to even start? We met with Rob and Joe and immediately signed a contract with them (they were the only DJs we met with), because they were so genuine and personable. They were both very knowledgeable about music and weddings and made our lives easy from day one.
Joe was our DJ for the wedding, so we met with him one other time to plan. Again, he was so approachable, knowledgeable and fun to work with. We felt very confident that he would be fantastic on the day of the wedding. We didn't want to make the playlist ourselves, so we just told him our music taste and goals and he turned that into gold!!!
The music at our wedding was PERFECT and the dance floor was full the entire night! Even while we were dancing, guests were telling us how great our DJ was. How amazing is that!! When anyone asks what our favorite part of the wedding was, we always say "the dancing!"
We would DEFINITELY hire this same DJ and STRONGLY recommend this company to everyone!
Wow! Where to even start? We met with Rob and Joe and immediately signed a contract with them (they were the only DJs we Read more...
Wow! Where to even start? We met with Rob and Joe and immediately signed a contract with them (they were the only DJs we met with), because they were so genuine and personable. They were both very knowledgeable about music and weddings and made our lives easy from day one.
Joe was our DJ for the wedding, so we met with him one other time to plan. Again, he was so approachable, knowledgeable and fun to work with. We felt very confident that he would be fantastic on the day of the wedding. We didn't want to make the playlist ourselves, so we just told him our music taste and goals and he turned that into gold!!!
The music at our wedding was PERFECT and the dance floor was full the entire night! Even while we were dancing, guests were telling us how great our DJ was. How amazing is that!! When anyone asks what our favorite part of the wedding was, we always say "the dancing!"
We would DEFINITELY hire this same DJ and STRONGLY recommend this company to everyone! Read less
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Danielle
Wedding:
10/18/2014
5.0/5.0
Roberto had been the DJ two of my family friends' weddings and did an AMAZING job! So I knew when I was planning my wedding that I wanted to work with his company!! I had Joe as my DJ and I couldn't have asked for a better DJ! He did such a great job at keeping the music flowing and keeping people on the dance floor the entire night!! He was so easy to work with and the on-line programs helped us to slowly make decisions and changes to the music for our wedding. Joe was great at taking requests, while still keeping to my husbands and mine musical taste. By the end of the night everyone was so exhausted from dancing all night!! I would definitely use Joe again as a DJ. I am beyond pleased with how great he did, and everyone keeps complimenting us on how well he did!!
Roberto had been the DJ two of my family friends' weddings and did an AMAZING job! So I knew when I was planning my Read more...
Roberto had been the DJ two of my family friends' weddings and did an AMAZING job! So I knew when I was planning my wedding that I wanted to work with his company!! I had Joe as my DJ and I couldn't have asked for a better DJ! He did such a great job at keeping the music flowing and keeping people on the dance floor the entire night!! He was so easy to work with and the on-line programs helped us to slowly make decisions and changes to the music for our wedding. Joe was great at taking requests, while still keeping to my husbands and mine musical taste. By the end of the night everyone was so exhausted from dancing all night!! I would definitely use Joe again as a DJ. I am beyond pleased with how great he did, and everyone keeps complimenting us on how well he did!! Read less
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Dylan
Wedding:
9/27/2014
4.9/5.0
We hired Monastero Entertainment to DJ our wedding reception on September 27th, 2014. Since the owner (Roberto) was actually standing up in his friend’s wedding on our day, another DJ, Peter, was assigned to our wedding.

Working with Monastero Entertainment was an absolute breeze. Pretty much everything you need to plan out your reception can be found on their online web portal. Within the portal, you can select “Must Play” and “Do Not Play” songs from their database. Here you can also select your “First Dance” songs and list your wedding party for when the emcee does announcements to start the night.

As far as add-ons, we took advantage of Monastero Entertainment’s uplighting and their photo booth. The uplighting looked incredible in our venue, and we can’t imagine our reception without it! The photo booth was a huge hit with our guests. Monastero Entertainment provided someone to handle the photo booth to help out the guests and to make sure the pictures were glued in the book properly. An added perk was that a strip of pictures was printed for each member of the group (usually I’ve seen only 1 strip for the entire group, and then you have to fight over who gets to keep it).

Last, but certainly not least, Peter was AMAZING! The dance floor was packed from the moment he opened the floor to the moment the night ended. The way he mixed one song into the next was really impressive and made sure no one had an excuse to leave the dance floor! We can’t even count how many guests commented that our night was the most fun they have ever had at a reception, and we are both positive Peter had a large part in that!
We hired Monastero Entertainment to DJ our wedding reception on September 27th, 2014. Since the owner (Roberto) was Read more...
We hired Monastero Entertainment to DJ our wedding reception on September 27th, 2014. Since the owner (Roberto) was actually standing up in his friend’s wedding on our day, another DJ, Peter, was assigned to our wedding.

Working with Monastero Entertainment was an absolute breeze. Pretty much everything you need to plan out your reception can be found on their online web portal. Within the portal, you can select “Must Play” and “Do Not Play” songs from their database. Here you can also select your “First Dance” songs and list your wedding party for when the emcee does announcements to start the night.

As far as add-ons, we took advantage of Monastero Entertainment’s uplighting and their photo booth. The uplighting looked incredible in our venue, and we can’t imagine our reception without it! The photo booth was a huge hit with our guests. Monastero Entertainment provided someone to handle the photo booth to help out the guests and to make sure the pictures were glued in the book properly. An added perk was that a strip of pictures was printed for each member of the group (usually I’ve seen only 1 strip for the entire group, and then you have to fight over who gets to keep it).

Last, but certainly not least, Peter was AMAZING! The dance floor was packed from the moment he opened the floor to the moment the night ended. The way he mixed one song into the next was really impressive and made sure no one had an excuse to leave the dance floor! We can’t even count how many guests commented that our night was the most fun they have ever had at a reception, and we are both positive Peter had a large part in that! Read less
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Darlene
Wedding:
9/27/2014
5.0/5.0
Monastero Entertainment exceeded our expectations as a vendor for our daughter's wedding. The communication lines during the planning process were always open, with meetings and email being prompt and friendly. We built such a trust that we recommended them before we actually heard the final product. And sure enough, their service on our special day was PERFECT. Our guests seemed to get on the dance floor and never leave. The atmosphere was everything we hoped for and Monastero is to be given credit for the success of our event.
Monastero Entertainment exceeded our expectations as a vendor for our daughter's wedding. The communication lines during Read more...
Monastero Entertainment exceeded our expectations as a vendor for our daughter's wedding. The communication lines during the planning process were always open, with meetings and email being prompt and friendly. We built such a trust that we recommended them before we actually heard the final product. And sure enough, their service on our special day was PERFECT. Our guests seemed to get on the dance floor and never leave. The atmosphere was everything we hoped for and Monastero is to be given credit for the success of our event. Read less
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Mirini
Wedding:
9/19/2014
5.0/5.0
Roberto of Monastero Entertainment was one of our favorite wedding vendors. He is AWESOME!

He provided music for our outdoor ceremony. He was also our DJ for the wedding reception. I can't help but say only great things about him and his work. Every time we spoke on the phone or met in person he was so positive and excited. Even on the day of the wedding he was smiling the whole day.

Roberto is responsive, professional, organized, and gives you exactly what you want for your big day. There are DJs who don't listen to the music you request, but Roberto makes a point to play exactly what you ask.

Additional services: Roberto mixed a special track for a choreographed father/daughter dance. We also had uplighting and a photobooth provided by Monastero Entertainment. I would hire Monastero Entertainment again in a heartbeat for any future events.

Thanks Roberto for making our wedding day so special!
Roberto of Monastero Entertainment was one of our favorite wedding vendors. He is AWESOME!

He provided music for Read more...
Roberto of Monastero Entertainment was one of our favorite wedding vendors. He is AWESOME!

He provided music for our outdoor ceremony. He was also our DJ for the wedding reception. I can't help but say only great things about him and his work. Every time we spoke on the phone or met in person he was so positive and excited. Even on the day of the wedding he was smiling the whole day.

Roberto is responsive, professional, organized, and gives you exactly what you want for your big day. There are DJs who don't listen to the music you request, but Roberto makes a point to play exactly what you ask.

Additional services: Roberto mixed a special track for a choreographed father/daughter dance. We also had uplighting and a photobooth provided by Monastero Entertainment. I would hire Monastero Entertainment again in a heartbeat for any future events.

Thanks Roberto for making our wedding day so special! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ, Lighting & Decor
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Kanya & Hiran
Wedding:
8/17/2014
5.0/5.0
A big thank you to Roberto for all his help with the music (planning and execution) for our wedding reception. It was so great working with him and the music turned out awesome! We loved the way he mixed all of the music sets; he was able to combine Indian (Hindi, Bhangra, etc) with some of the old-skool hip hop selections with such ease. It sounded fantastic.

Futhermore, we received so many compliments on how great the music was. (a couple of our guests were planning to leave earlier stayed a bit later because they couldn't stop dancing.) It was a night to remember... :)
A big thank you to Roberto for all his help with the music (planning and execution) for our wedding reception. It was so Read more...
A big thank you to Roberto for all his help with the music (planning and execution) for our wedding reception. It was so great working with him and the music turned out awesome! We loved the way he mixed all of the music sets; he was able to combine Indian (Hindi, Bhangra, etc) with some of the old-skool hip hop selections with such ease. It sounded fantastic.

Futhermore, we received so many compliments on how great the music was. (a couple of our guests were planning to leave earlier stayed a bit later because they couldn't stop dancing.) It was a night to remember... :) Read less
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Susanne
Wedding:
8/15/2014
5.0/5.0
We hired Monastero Entertainment to provide DJ services and the Photo Booth for our wedding in August 2014. We were very happy with everything that was provided! Roberto and Joe were a pleasure to work with. They gave us a competitive quote and provided our guests with great service. The music selections were just what we wanted. Our guests said the music was really good and despite the older crowd (ages 35+ ) at our small wedding -- lots of people ended up dancing! Joe really could read the room. A fun time was had by all! We highly recommend Monastero Entertainment.
We hired Monastero Entertainment to provide DJ services and the Photo Booth for our wedding in August 2014. We were very Read more...
We hired Monastero Entertainment to provide DJ services and the Photo Booth for our wedding in August 2014. We were very happy with everything that was provided! Roberto and Joe were a pleasure to work with. They gave us a competitive quote and provided our guests with great service. The music selections were just what we wanted. Our guests said the music was really good and despite the older crowd (ages 35+ ) at our small wedding -- lots of people ended up dancing! Joe really could read the room. A fun time was had by all! We highly recommend Monastero Entertainment. Read less
Services Used: DJ, Rentals & Photobooths
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Amie
Wedding:
6/6/2014
5.0/5.0
Robert was a wonderful contact, though he was not our DJ. Our DJ was Joe Delfin and he worked tirelessly with us to ensure our day went smoothly. He helped us pick our songs and made great selections with the music as we asked for only top hits. He also incorporated some older hits for the parents, which they loved!! The night went perfectly and I would definitely recommend them. They provided a photo booth and uplighting for me at a great price and were extremely flexible and friendly!!!!
Robert was a wonderful contact, though he was not our DJ. Our DJ was Joe Delfin and he worked tirelessly with us to ensure Read more...
Robert was a wonderful contact, though he was not our DJ. Our DJ was Joe Delfin and he worked tirelessly with us to ensure our day went smoothly. He helped us pick our songs and made great selections with the music as we asked for only top hits. He also incorporated some older hits for the parents, which they loved!! The night went perfectly and I would definitely recommend them. They provided a photo booth and uplighting for me at a great price and were extremely flexible and friendly!!!! Read less
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