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Rick Ryan Entertainment - DJ/MC - Lighting - Photobooth -A/V

Nashville , TN
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LOCATION

4112 Nolensville Road #110662
Nashville, TN US 37222 (map)

PHONE

615-390-2784

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

We provide the highest level of DJ, Emcee, Uplighting, Live Pics and Photobooth service for the most discerning brides in Nashville. Our clients understand that their choice of... Read more
We provide the highest level of DJ, Emcee, Uplighting, Live Pics and Photobooth service for the most discerning brides in Nashville. Our clients understand that their choice of entertainment will make or break their event and that's why they depend on our experience, expertise, enthusiam and award-winning presentations to create a truly memorable event. Making your special day everything you'd hoped for is our goal and we're tireless in pursuit of excellence. Check the excellent value of our great packages or our frequently-asked-questions.

Rated in the top 5% of all wedding vendors in the nation, we are much more than "just a DJ service" and have more client testimonials than anyone else in our area. With award-winning DJ and Lighting services, you'll love how we make your room come alive and keep your dance floor packed. And when it comes to planning your event, we'll help guide you through the process with friendly planning, close attention to details and "no nickel-and-dime" value.

We include many items for which our competitors charge additional fees and we won't nickel-and-dime you, offering the absolute best value possible. In addition, we have other add-on services such as professional dancers (to get the party moving and teach line dances), live drummer (very cool) and live musicians for your ceremony. This is the best value in Professional DJ entertainment anywhere. For more info, including demos, client testimonials, songlist, etc., please visit http://www.RickRyan.com.






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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1945
Describe your venue:
Historic Site, Museum
Describe the style of your venue
City, Rustic, Vintage
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception, Rehearsal Dinner
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
200
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
1
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
Yes
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
2850
Catering
Outside vendors welcome
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Offered in-house
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Lighting and Sound
Offered in-house
Are lighting and sound included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Linens
Offered in-house
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

INFO FOR DJ

What music genres are in your collection?
50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, Big Band, Classic Rock, Classical, Country, Dance, Folk, Funk, Gospel, Hip Hop, Jazz, Motown, Oldies, Pop, R&B, Rock, Soul, Strings, Swing
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Describe your DJ style:
Minimal chatter, zero "dead air". Style varies widely between gigs and is determined by client and guest requests.
Is there a limit to the amount of music that can be requested?
We ask every client to provide a list of 15-20 songs. This tells us how to angle the evening towards their preference. We usually open the floor to requests (vital in keeping guests engaged) unless otherwise directed by the client.
What is your usual attire?
Venue-appropriate. Generally black suit/vest with either tie or tux shirt.
If you do not have one of the songs pre-requested by the client, do you require that they provide it?
No. We take care of getting any requested music selections. At the event, we also setup an internet link (where possible) and can hot-download and play practically anything.
How many other DJs do you work with?
Five DJs as well as other support staff (Photobooth, Lighting, assistants, etc.)
What is the minimum amount of time you will DJ for?
No minimum.
Is the client able to meet the DJ before booking?
Yes, Nashville-area. Face-to-face meetings are highly encouraged as well as a finalization meeting before the event.
Do you specialize in any ethnic or international events?
We've performed a number of ethnic and international events. While we make no claims to be experts, we will pledge to spend the time to study and prepare fully for your event.
Can the client submit a do-not-play list?
Yes. We encourage two versions of the DNP; a "do not play under any circumstances" and a "only play this if guests are asking for it". We feature an Online Planner and Online Song Request system to assist our clients with their event planning.
Do you bring your own equipment?
Yes. Completely self-contained with professional-grade equipment. We believe strongly in redundant systems to guarantee your event is a success.
What (if any) special equipment, such as disco balls or lighting, is offered with your service?
Lasers, LED panels, spinner effects, black light, smoke, bubbles, mirror ball, dance effects, etc.
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?
We normally arrive 2 hours in advance of the first guest and can provide our own table or use what is provided by the venue.
Do you have any extra space requirements?
None. Can fit wherever needed.
Do you have a sign or banner that you use at events?
No signs or banners.
Do you usually emcee the event or talk between songs?
Between-song chatter is kept to a minimum. Professional Emcee service is included with all DJ packages.
How would you motivate the crowd if no one is dancing?
Expectation is the best motivator. When your guests walk in, the visual tells them they are in for a night of fun. We also use a video projection system with texting that works wonders.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
No break. No meal. I'm there to work.
Will you arrange for recorded music to play during your breaks?
No breaks. No dead-air.
What is your backup plan in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
We have multiple DJs and rigs available and often have multiple personnel staffed at any given event. All planning resources are kept online and are instantly accessible by all staff members.
Do you book yourself for more than one event in a day?
Yes. We have multiple DJs and regularly run multiple events per day. This also gives you built-in backup and eliminates the dreaded "My DJ bailed on me!" calls.
What is your overtime rate?
$150 per hour.
Do you charge for travel expenses? If yes, how much do you charge?
The first 50 miles is free (100 miles, both ways). After that, it's $2 per mile traveled (both directions).
What is the required deposit to secure your services?
Half-down locks the date. The balance is due one week prior to the event date.

INFO FOR LIGHTING & DECOR

What type of events do you produce?
Corporate Events, Private Parties, Weddings
Which of the following services do you provide?
Audiovisuals, Day-of Coordination, Decorative Draping, Entertainment, Event Concept & Design, Event Décor, Event Lighting, Event Planning, Venue Selection

REVIEWS

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Michelle
Wedding:
5/17/2014
5.0/5.0
I am so glad that I chose Rick Ryan as the DJ for my wedding! He kept the party going for the entire night. My husband and I, along with our guests, were more than pleased with the music selection. The additional lighting package made everything just sparkle! Rick's wife made the photobooth rock! I have been to weddings where you have to use your own creative mind for the poses....not here! She helped create amazing poses for every picture taken at the photobooth! Simply a cut above the rest!
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ, Lighting & Decor
Rick Ryan Entertainment - DJ/MC - Lighting - Photobooth -A/V responded with the following comments:

Thank you for such kind words. I have to tell you, I read the part about the photobooth to my wife and you brought tears to her eyes. We are thrilled that you were so pleased with our service and yes, it was a wonderful event. Thank you for allowing us to be a part of it. All the very best to you guys.
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Doris
Wedding:
1/18/2014
5.0/5.0
Rick Ryan's DJ service was absolutely wonderful! He was extremely helpful, gave amazing support before the wedding with song selection and provided great photo booth ideas. During the reception, he was amazing! He was interactive with us and the crowd and his service made the reception so much fun. The photo booth was the best! I loved how he ran pics inside also - all around really outstanding services provided!
Services Used: DJ, Lighting & Decor
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Rick was professional and wonderful to work with. He did an awesome job at my wedding and I would highly recommend him. I loved the texts from our guests and the live pics! Our reception wouldn't have been the same without Rick as our DJ!
Services Used: DJ, Lighting & Decor
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Lindsay
Wedding:
10/12/2013
5.0/5.0
Rick was our DJ last Saturday for our wedding. He did such an amazing job, I felt compelled to write this review. I was a typical nervous, worried bride, and he made us feel so comfortable and at peace with the whole process. We went with the Diamond package and he did the lighting, music, slideshow etc. He suggested a great lighting color that looked Amazing in our reception. We had great music the whole night and the pictures and comments that were showing during the reception were sooooooo much fun!!!!! I even called him a couple days before the wedding and decided I would try and create a slideshow for old pictures and he told me to just send him the pictures and he would take care of the rest. The pictures were playing during our first dance/father daughter/son mother dances and were sooo perfect. He was incredibly considerate and accommodating. I couldn't be happier with our choice to go with him!
Services Used: DJ, Lighting & Decor
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Loved everything about the DJ service Rick Ryan provided for my best friends wedding. It was nothing short of flawless and at a super affordable cost. Not only did DJ ed rock the party but the photo booth was killer too! Nothing but great things to say.
Services Used: DJ
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Rick was so excellent to work with - he was a GREAT DJ, responded well to our guests, and kept the dance floor rockin' all night. I particularly LOVED his lighting package - our monogram above the head table got RAVE REVIEWS from our guests. Also, the lighting round the room was the perfect way to spruce up any reception hall. Thank you Rick for a wonderful event!
Services Used: DJ, Lighting & Decor
Rick Ryan Entertainment - DJ/MC - Lighting - Photobooth -A/V responded with the following comments:

Liz, thank you, I'm humbled but I also have to hand props to my assistant, Matthew. He actually came up with some ideas on your install that just made it come alive. I'm particularly pleased with the response you got on the monogram. You had a fantastic group of guests and I thank you for allowing us to be a small part of a wonderful event. I wish you and Ryan all the very best in the future.
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Marshal and Katie
Wedding:
6/21/2013
5.0/5.0
Rick, thanks for doing an awesome job as a DJ for our wedding. There was never a dull moment, you kept the tempo perfect both with the music and flow of activities. Several wedding guests have requested your contact info and plan to use you in the future. Thanks again.
Services Used: DJ
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Sarah
Wedding:
6/15/2013
5.0/5.0
We had Rick as our DJ and he was fantastic! Our guests said they loved the live pic & text screen. They also commented on how great the music was and how great the dj was about avoiding 'awkward transitions' through out the night. He kept people on the dance floor and having a great time! We used the lighting and that was perfect too! We had the photobooth as well. We loved it and so did our guests! It's really more of a professional backdrop but it's great because you can fit several people in one photo. They also provided TONS of fun props! I would highly recommend rick Ryan and the whole package. Everything he offers is definitely worth it!
Services Used: DJ, Lighting & Decor
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Meghan
Wedding:
6/1/2013
5.0/5.0
As the bride, I had a lot to worry about, but DJ and lighting services were not one of those worries. Rick and his team did an OUTSTANDING job with the DJ and lighting aspects of my wedding reception. He is organized, fast to respond to emails and calls, open to ideas, and has great ideas and thoughts, himself. Everyone, from 0-92, had the best time at my reception. He gets guests involved, he has an awesome variety of music, and he can feel the direction of the party without needing to ask anyone. He did a STAND-UP job with the intricate lighting! He's superb! I will use his services for years to come.
Services Used: DJ, Lighting & Decor
Rick Ryan Entertainment - DJ/MC - Lighting - Photobooth -A/V responded with the following comments:

Thank you for such kind words. It was certainly an honor to help you bring your vision to life and I'm delighted that you were so thrilled with the results. I wish you guys all the best in the future.
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David
Wedding:
5/25/2013
5.0/5.0
We booked Rick for our wedding on 5/25/13. He did an absolutely great job! His effects and lighting take an already beautiful ball room and change into something extraordinary. From the up-lighting, to the monogram, the photo booth and MC services, Rick did a great job handling the flow of the night. We were worried about because we didn't have a wedding planner, but once we arrived at the venue Rick took over and showed us exactly where to be and rounded everyone up for the introduction. This really took a lot of stress out of the night and made it easier for us to enjoy the reception. He did a great job on the music, incorporating songs we requested before the event with other songs that keep the dance floor rocking until the small hours of the morning! The layout with the photo-booth next to the dance floor was genius, and provided us and our guest with some really cool memories of the event. Rick and his assistant were helpful and nice, and really made our reception everything we wanted and more. You cannot go wrong with booking Rick for your next event!
Services Used: DJ, Lighting & Decor, Rentals & Photobooths
Rick Ryan Entertainment - DJ/MC - Lighting - Photobooth -A/V responded with the following comments:

David, thank you for such kind words. You guys were an absolute delight to work with and really, Loews is such a gorgeous place it made our job seem easy. Ken (at Loews) was easy to work with and it certainly helps when you have a party like yours as well. I'm absolutely thrilled that you guys were so delighted with our efforts. We wish you both all the very best in the future.
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Teah
Wedding:
5/11/2013
5.0/5.0
The easiest & best vendor I dealt with throughout my wedding! So professional & thorough. I would highly reccomend Rick to anyone. Very flexible & attentive to his client's needs!
Services Used: DJ, Lighting & Decor
Rick Ryan Entertainment - DJ/MC - Lighting - Photobooth -A/V responded with the following comments:

Thank you, so much. Obviously, that thunderstorm was not something any of us expected but the entire team pitched in to make it work. Your guests were certainly enthusiastic and it was a pleasure working with such a high-energy party. I wish you both all the very best in life.
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Vickie
Wedding:
5/11/2013
5.0/5.0
Our DJ and Photobooth attendant were absolutely fantastic and worked well with our guests. We were so fortunate to have such professionals at our wedding. They made the reception run smoothly and played all music exactly as we had ask. We would definitely have them for any future events. Thanks again to Rick Ryan and his wonderful team for a fantastic day. My daughter and her husband were very pleased also. Thanks Russell and Kelly. Vickie Rader
Services Used: DJ, Rentals & Photobooths
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Tiffany
Wedding:
4/6/2013
5.0/5.0
We loved Rick Ryan DJ
Rob was our DJ -- he did an amazing job!
I was able to talk to Rob days before the wedding to go over/finalize order of events and sound choices - this was also awesome because it gave us a chance to get to know each other better and for him to add personal touches to out reception. Our family and friends loved him!
We received many compliments on his service - he got everyone out of their seats and kept them on the dance floor all night!
The only event planner was really helpful - especially since you can add to it here and there and don't have to do it all at once.
We would recommend them to anyone looking for a DJ/Lighting!
Services Used: DJ, Lighting & Decor
Rick Ryan Entertainment - DJ/MC - Lighting - Photobooth -A/V responded with the following comments:

Thank you for such kind words. Rob is fantastic (as are all our crews) and he was highly, highly complimentary of you and your guests. You made our job easy.

I'm grateful to hear your comments about the Online Planner. We looked at going with one of the standard DJ systems but instead custom wrote our own. I believe it's easier to work with and it's nice to hear how well it worked for you. Again, thank you for your review and we wish you guys all the very best!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
12/8/2012
5.0/5.0
We hired Rick Ryan as our DJ after hearing great things about him from a friend. He was amazing. We had a last minute room switch at our venue and we were not at all happy with the new room. It was very drab and everything was just gray. We had been counting on the natural beauty of the original room. Rick made our reception look FLAWLESS with his uplighting. He washed the walls with purple light and had our new last name and wedding date on the back wall behind the head table. It looked fabulous. The pinspotting he used on the cake made it a major focal point of the room. He played music that everyone wanted to hear and the dance floor was constantly full of people. He didn't play anything cheesy at all. All of our guests said that they had a great time. I would definitely recommend him and would use him again if we had another event. Thanks so much, Rick!
Services Used: DJ
Rick Ryan Entertainment - DJ/MC - Lighting - Photobooth -A/V responded with the following comments:

Thank you for the kind words. It was such a pleasure to be there for your special day and to hear that you were pleased with our efforts. You guys are two of the sweetest people I can remember meeting in a long while. I wish you both all the very best.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
If you are looking for a DJ for your event, Rick Ryan Entertainment is the way to go! I was nervous before our wedding and Rick was more than happy to sit down with my fiancé and I to go over the events for the night. He provided us with helpful feedback, but listened to our ideas and the music we wanted played. He arrived early to set up the day of the wedding and provided us with wonderful music for the ceremony and lots of quality entertainment for the reception! Our favorite was the "shoe game"! He knew how to keep us dancing all night. So if you are looking for a quality DJ, with a variety of music selections and someone that will listen to what YOU want so that you shine on your special day, then Rick Ryan is your guy!
Services Used: DJ
Rick Ryan Entertainment - DJ/MC - Lighting - Photobooth -A/V responded with the following comments:

Thank you so very much. We always try our best to find the vision our clients have and to make it reality for them. I'm so happy to know we succeeded and that you were pleased with our service. We wish you all the very best.
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Tiffani
Wedding:
11/3/2012
5.0/5.0
Great job! Music was awesome!
Services Used: DJ
Rick Ryan Entertainment - DJ/MC - Lighting - Photobooth -A/V responded with the following comments:

Tiffani, you guys were an absolute blast to work with! Thanks for letting us be a part of your special day. We wish you both all the very best.
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Brad
Wedding:
10/20/2012
5.0/5.0
Rick was a great D.J. He was very laid back and helped to make the ceremony and reception both run very smoothly while still having fun. Everything was perfect!
Services Used: DJ
Rick Ryan Entertainment - DJ/MC - Lighting - Photobooth -A/V responded with the following comments:

Thank you for such kind words. We really enjoyed being a part of your wedding at The Factory and wish you both all the very best.
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Amanda
Wedding:
10/20/2012
5.0/5.0
For our wedding we booked a basic package and added ceremony coverage! When writing this feedback, I am rating the services that I received from Ed and his wife! They are the most fantastic DJ pair! They arrived early to the ceremony and everything was set up and ran exactly on schedule! Throughout the reception, there was not a single moment that the dance floor was not occupied by a large crowd! They did a wonderful job with checking with our planner as well as myself and my husband to make sure everything was going well! We have received more compliments for how much fun the reception was and how great the music was!!!! I have been to other weddings in which they used the same company but had different associates present at their events, and I promise you the others do not do nearly as good of a job! If you choose to book this company, PLEASE request this pair!
Services Used: DJ
Rick Ryan Entertainment - DJ/MC - Lighting - Photobooth -A/V responded with the following comments:

Thank you for the kind words. Ed & Shannon are fantastic and I'll be sure to pass along your comments.
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Courtney
Wedding:
10/6/2012
5.0/5.0
Rick and his wife were awesome!!! They made our wedding very special and kept the flow of the wedding going all night! We would definitely recommend their services!
Services Used: DJ
Rick Ryan Entertainment - DJ/MC - Lighting - Photobooth -A/V responded with the following comments:

Thank you Courtney. It was a pleasure working with you both. We wish you all the very best in your future together.
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lindsay
Wedding:
9/29/2012
5.0/5.0
The D.J. was great! He was hihgly responsive during the planning process. Answered every question I had, made sure to have whatever obscure song I asked for and really made sure our reception stayed on track!
Services Used: DJ
Rick Ryan Entertainment - DJ/MC - Lighting - Photobooth -A/V responded with the following comments:

Thanks for your comments. We do try hard to meet every detail and we appreciate you making note of it. It's gratifying when a client actually realizes what all we do to make your day everything it can be. We wish you all the very best.
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Debbie
Wedding:
7/28/2012
5.0/5.0
We hired Rick to do the music, lighting and a photo booth. The music was great, the lighting looked wonderful and the photo booth was so much fun! Rick also took "action shots" during the reception and had a big screen above the dance floor showing the pictures, which was fun. There was also an address on the screen to text a message to the happy couple and those messages showed as well. That was an unexpected surprise and everyone loved it.
Services Used: DJ, Photography, Lighting & Decor, Rentals & Photobooths
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Katie
Wedding:
7/28/2012
5.0/5.0
A wonderful service and the BEST value for the time. Being able to request songs before the wedding was amazing. Thank you for making our day!
Services Used: DJ
Rick Ryan Entertainment - DJ/MC - Lighting - Photobooth -A/V responded with the following comments:

Thanks, Katie. It was certainly a pleasure working with you and thank you for allowing us to be a part of your special day. It was an honor and we wish you both all the very best in life.
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Erin
Wedding:
7/21/2012
5.0/5.0
BOOK WITH RICK RYAN!! He did a fabulous job at our wedding!! We can't say a bad thing about our experience! He was readily available to meet with us to book our wedding and was always available to talk if we had any questions or concerns, even including the night before the rehearsal to make some minor changes!!! The music was great and the dance floor was always filled with people of all ages! He kept everything on schedule and also emceed a really fun bride/groom shoe game that I would totally recommend! He was wonderful and so reasonably priced for all that his packages offer! With our package, he did a slideshow with pictures you provide him and he also took some extra photos during our event that were incorporated into our slideshow along with the others and then posts them on a webpage for you to view and use however you please! If you need a DJ, book with Rick Ryan! You will not regret it!!
Services Used: DJ, Photography, Lighting & Decor, Unique Services
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Hannah
Wedding:
6/9/2012
5.0/5.0
AMAZING! I was recommended to Rick Ryan from B&B Portraits, and I am so glad I was! You get so much bang for your buck and thats what I love. We used him for a Photo Booth as well, and that was a HUGE hit!!! Our DJ was Russel, and he definately knew how to get the party started! He was so fun and everyone keeps asking me who I used! Definately worth the money and don't think twice if you are thinking about booking them! Do it!
Services Used: Band, DJ, Photography, Lighting & Decor, Rentals & Photobooths
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TheStephanieN
Wedding:
5/31/2012
5.0/5.0
Rick Ryan was referred to us by our photographers, and once I read all of his stellar reviews I was sold on hiring him as our DJ. Just a week before hiring him I attended a wedding in which the DJ was terrible - lots of moments of silence, him randomly talking to the crowd, and poor direction of events like the cake cutting, bouquet toss, etc. So, I was compelled to find the best, and I think I did! Rick kept the dancing going (which was difficult, as no one in my family dances much), and he kept everything rolling and on schedule. To beat it all, he's a warm, friendly person who knows his stuff! He had virtually no questions for me during the setup, which I appreciated since I was being pulled left and right.

The bottom line is this - hire Rick Ryan if you want a DJ. He was awesome!
Services Used: DJ
Rick Ryan Entertainment - DJ/MC - Lighting - Photobooth -A/V responded with the following comments:

Steph, thank you for such kind words. I was sooo thankful the rain held off like it did. Your event was perfect in so many ways and we are grateful to you guys for letting us be a part of it.
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narmstead
Wedding:
5/26/2012
5.0/5.0
DJ Rick Ryan MADE our wedding reception! Our guests absolutely loved the texting feature on the big screen. The music makes the party, and DJ Rick had everything that was requested. The lighting was also perfect for the setting. Our reception was on the 21st floor of the Pinnacle building, overlooking Nashville. The lighting used was absolutely beautiful. We are so glad we booked him, and our wedding reception was everything we imagined. Thank you DJ Rick!! -Armsteads
Services Used: DJ, Lighting & Decor
Rick Ryan Entertainment - DJ/MC - Lighting - Photobooth -A/V responded with the following comments:

Nela, thank you for letting us be a part of your celebration. It's such a shame that they won't be using the Pinnacle building for weddings after this year but YOU certainly picked the most gorgeous spot for your Reception. The bridge was also such a unique find and thank you for being such a gracious and easy client to work with. You guys are the best.
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Emma
Wedding:
5/5/2012
5.0/5.0
Rick did an awesome job at our wedding reception. He kept the party going. The uplighting was amazing and everyone raved about fun the photobooth was.
Services Used: DJ, Lighting & Decor, Rentals & Photobooths
Rick Ryan Entertainment - DJ/MC - Lighting - Photobooth -A/V responded with the following comments:

Emma, thank you for your kind words. It was our pleasure to be a small part of your celebration there at Vandy and thank you for selecting us. I do believe the Photobooth was a hit. We wish you both all the very best.
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Laci
Wedding:
4/28/2012
5.0/5.0
We had Russell as our DJ for our wedding and he did an awesome job. He was very fun and when we told him to bring the party, he did! Thanks Russell!
Services Used: Band, DJ, Photography, Lighting & Decor, Rentals & Photobooths, Unique Services
Rick Ryan Entertainment - DJ/MC - Lighting - Photobooth -A/V responded with the following comments:

Russell is an awesome DJ and always brings a lot of energy to any occasion. On behalf of Russ and myself, thank you so much for allowing us to be a part of your special day.
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katydrewmaus
Wedding:
11/5/2011
5.0/5.0
WONDERFUL! Couldn't have been better
Services Used: Band, DJ, Photography, Lighting & Decor, Rentals & Photobooths, Unique Services
Rick Ryan Entertainment - DJ/MC - Lighting - Photobooth -A/V responded with the following comments:

Thank you, Katy. We were delighted to be a part of your celebration. All the best.
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bjlightfoot
Wedding:
10/1/2011
5.0/5.0
We had many compliments about our wedding from our guests. The main one was how great our DJ (Rick Ryan ) was. The dance floor was full all night, young and old. Rick was so professional. Arrived way before time to get set-up and was ready to go. Very accommodating to our needs. Our guests loved the texting and live stream. What an awesome celebration thanks to Rick. Its a night we will never forget.
Services Used: DJ
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LindseyLTF
Wedding:
10/1/2011
5.0/5.0
Rick Ryan was the DJ at my wedding on 10/01/11. He absolutely ROCKED the dance floor. My friends and family of all ages stayed on the floor ALL night. I seriously haven't been to a more fun wedding, and I'm so glad it was mine, and that Rick Ryan was the DJ! I couldn't have asked for a more professional, friendly, accommodating, awesome DJ! He went through all of our must play songs, and gladly took requests as we asked for them. He was SO easy to get along with, and you can tell how much he loves being a DJ... he's great at it! The pictures and the text messages were also a blast. Everyone enjoyed seeing their messages on the screen, and we had lots of friends who had a blast with that. Also, the pictures are super fun, and show what a fun time we were having. Rick took every expectation that I had, and by far exceeded it. When my husband and I think back to our wedding, our favorite part was the time that we got to have on the dance floor, celebrating and dancing with our friends and family. We both talk about how we wouldn't change a single thing about our day, especially our reception, and couldn't have picked a better DJ to make the party AWESOME. I really can't say enough about Rick Ryan... just book him!!
Services Used: DJ, Photography, Rentals & Photobooths, Unique Services
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peapod15
Wedding:
7/16/2011
5.0/5.0
Rick Ryan DJ my wedding reception and did an OUTSTANDING job. I will forever be thankful I found him. His prices are better than any other DJ I looked at and the service couldn't be better. Everything I requested was played, and the lights, sound quality were all excellent. He was very friendly and easy to work with. I would recommend him to everyone, you won't be disappointed.
Services Used: DJ
Rick Ryan Entertainment - DJ/MC - Lighting - Photobooth -A/V responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much. I have to admit though, you REALLY put together a top-notch team. Between that, and having the most absolutely perfect Bride & Groom, our job was easy. Not sure which of you guys came up with it but the fake garter thing was killer. I still laugh when I think about it. All the best to you guys.
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mrscamperspecial
Wedding:
7/9/2011
5.0/5.0
Rick made sure every little detail I wanted came to life. He kept the dance floor full all night long. He is amazing and worth every penny! I highly recommend him to anyone! Already have several of my wedding guest wanting to book him for their weddings and events. Thanks so much Rick everything was Perfect!
Services Used: DJ
Rick Ryan Entertainment - DJ/MC - Lighting - Photobooth -A/V responded with the following comments:

Thanks for your kindness. It humbles me sometimes, when I stop to think about what it is we do and how these are such major events in the lives of our clients. I just can't imagine giving anything less than our best.
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bhatcher
Wedding:
6/12/2011
5.0/5.0
We were very pleased and impressed with the music and entertainment at our reception. The guests loved the text song request feature and the text shout out...nobody wanted to go home!
Services Used: DJ
Rick Ryan Entertainment - DJ/MC - Lighting - Photobooth -A/V responded with the following comments:

That was a really fun event, thank you for letting us be a part. I'm very glad you were pleased with the text-messaging. It has been a big hit with clients and it never ceases to amaze me at some of the stuff the guests come up with (all moderated by our DJs, of course).
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Kristi
Wedding:
6/3/2011
5.0/5.0
Rick Ryan is the best DJ I have ever experienced! He really keeps the crowd entertained and the party going, and his extra lighting services are awesome! I still have people comment on how much fun my reception was- everyone loved the photos and text messages on the screen. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a great DJ. Thanks Rick for a job VERY well done!
Services Used: DJ, Unique Services
Rick Ryan Entertainment - DJ/MC - Lighting - Photobooth -A/V responded with the following comments:

Kristi, thank you so very much. I have to say that you and your mom did a superb job of putting everyone a wonderful setup together and I was thrilled to get to play a part in it. I wish you guys all the best.
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Brenda Nash
Wedding:
4/2/2011
5.0/5.0
Rick recently did our junior prom. He had several obstacles to work around with the venue being outdoors, but he was very flexible in working with us. He went above and beyond to make this the perfect event for our students. The music sounded wonderful, and the atmosphere was greatly enhanced by all the extras he included. All of his hard work was greatly appreciated, and he received raving reviews from all of the students. They loved being able to request the songs!
Services Used: DJ
Rick Ryan Entertainment - DJ/MC - Lighting - Photobooth -A/V responded with the following comments:

Brenda, I can't say thanks enough for letting me be a part of this event. Getting to travel to my hometown and be a part of this prom was certainly a thrill I'll never forget.
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Scott
Wedding:
3/5/2011
5.0/5.0
Rick did a great job at our wedding. We couldn't have been more pleased.
Services Used: DJ
Rick Ryan Entertainment - DJ/MC - Lighting - Photobooth -A/V responded with the following comments:

Thank you, Scott. It was certainly a pleasure.
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Jaci
Wedding:
1/29/2011
5.0/5.0
Rick Ryan ROCKS!!! He made our reception the best party ever! Our friends and family have not stopped buzzing about how fun the music, texts on the screen and the whole atmosphere he created was! The photo booth is in a category by itself, our guests LOVED it and those picture moments are definitely the perfect keepsake for your wedding! I would recommend Rick to anyone who is having an event that they want to be memorable!
Rick thanks so much for making this the best night the Kirkhams have had , yet!!

much love,
Wade & Jaci
Services Used: DJ, Photography, Unique Services
Rick Ryan Entertainment - DJ/MC - Lighting - Photobooth -A/V responded with the following comments:

Jaci, thanks for the kind words and thank you for letting us "try out" the photobooth on you. I was delighted at the response and absolutely love the shots you guys got out of it. I'm thrilled that you were so pleased.
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Aimee
Wedding:
1/29/2011
5.0/5.0
Rick Ryan was an incredible DJ to work with. He provides so much more than just your basic DJ services. His lighting and photobooth services give so much more for your money. He is extremely easy to work with and does a fantastic job. As a coordinator, you appreciate vendors that do a great job. I would definitely refer him to any clients seeking his services.
Services Used: DJ
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nolestaylor
Wedding:
12/31/2010
5.0/5.0
The only reason I gave 5 stars is because more were not available. Rick did an amazing job. Knew just how to get the crowd up and on its feet dancing and to stay that way all night. Lifting the room.with his lights made the night even more special. Would recommend him for any event.
Services Used: DJ
Rick Ryan Entertainment - DJ/MC - Lighting - Photobooth -A/V responded with the following comments:

Tracy, that's beyond nice, thank you. I have to say it, you guys were special. It's not often that clients make us DJs feel like part of the family, but that's exactly what you did. I have to believe that a big part of the success of your event goes squarely back to you guys and the way you treated your family and friends. Thanks for letting me be a part.
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Hailey
Wedding:
11/13/2010
5.0/5.0
Awesome Job!! Was great entertainment for everyone! Was willing to cater to our needs and made sure everything went according to plan!
Services Used: DJ
Rick Ryan Entertainment - DJ/MC - Lighting - Photobooth -A/V responded with the following comments:

Awesome event and thanks Hailey, for the kind words. I certainly enjoyed meeting you guys and to have the chance to work with you. Thank you and all the best.
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Vangie
Wedding:
11/6/2010
5.0/5.0
Our guest were not "party" people but Rick read the crowd and played the music that got everyone on there feet! It was terrific!
Services Used: DJ
Rick Ryan Entertainment - DJ/MC - Lighting - Photobooth -A/V responded with the following comments:

"Not party people". You certainly had me fooled. Thanks for the kind words. I'm so thrilled that I had the chance to be there and to be a small part of the celebration. All the best.
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Alexsandra
Wedding:
10/23/2010
5.0/5.0
Rick was amazing everyone had the best time requesting what ever they wanted to here and looking at the great pictures. He was even able to show the score of the UT BAMA game that was going on for us at the last min. If you are wanting a DJ i would deffinatley recomend Rick Ryan!!!!!
Services Used: DJ
Rick Ryan Entertainment - DJ/MC - Lighting - Photobooth -A/V responded with the following comments:

Sandra, thank you so very much. I enjoyed getting to work with you guys. I'm really terribly sorry that TN didn't beat Bama though (wink wink). All the best.
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Meghan
Wedding:
10/22/2010
5.0/5.0
Rick was awesome! He was so friendly and flexible. He listened to what I needed and did exactly what I wanted to do in a timely fashion. He was the best DJ I could have asked for!
Services Used: DJ
Rick Ryan Entertainment - DJ/MC - Lighting - Photobooth -A/V responded with the following comments:

You are just too sweet! Thank you for the compliments. You guys were so easy to work with and I have to tell you that Martina McBride song you sang to Matthew was perfect. Thanks for letting me be a part. All the best to both of you.
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Aanddking
Wedding:
10/16/2010
5.0/5.0
Rick you went above and beyond our expectations! Everyone including my husband and I couldn't stop talking about how amazing you were. Everything went flawless and the slideshow and text posting on the screen was so fun and different from anything anyone had seen. You were so attentive to us and our crowd and I will definitely recommend you! Thank you for everything Rick!
Services Used: DJ
Rick Ryan Entertainment - DJ/MC - Lighting - Photobooth -A/V responded with the following comments:

Andrea, it was certainly my pleasure and I thank you for allowing me to be part of your special day. I have to say it, I don't think I've ever gotten so many hugs, from both you and your hubby. What a great, fun-filled evening. Excellent choice on the venue. All the best.
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LTedder
Wedding:
10/15/2010
5.0/5.0
Rick, I just wanted to send you a note to say thank you for the fantastic job you did at our wedding ceremony and reception. We really appreciate the effort and thought that everything went so smoothly! I loved being able to watch the slideshow with everyone at the reception and I received many compliments on the flow of evening. Thank you again for your time prior to the event and I really think it paid off! It meant so much to us to hear all the music we had selected and I know that everyone had a great time! Thank you again! -Lauren and Brian Tedder
Services Used: DJ
Rick Ryan Entertainment - DJ/MC - Lighting - Photobooth -A/V responded with the following comments:

Lauren, that makes my day to hear, thank you. As for flow of the evening, I have to give props to everyone involved. It was certainly a team effort. All the best to the both of you.
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Amy
Wedding:
10/2/2010
5.0/5.0
Such a wonderful dj for the price!! I found him through this site and was not disappointed! Highly suggest him! He was great at answering emails and was always there. Expecially a few days before the wedding when I still had no clue what music I wanted played :-) You won't be disappointed if you go with DJ Rick Ryan!
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Rick Ryan Entertainment - DJ/MC - Lighting - Photobooth -A/V responded with the following comments:

Amy, that's so kind of you. Who'd have ever thought we could plan wedding details via email? Thanks for letting me be part of your big day. All the best to you guys.
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Dar
Wedding:
9/25/2010
5.0/5.0
I know we have been commenting on facebook, but I wanted to tell you again what a GREAT job you did. The whole night was just awesome. I had sooooo much fun and you did a great job with the announcing and the music. All of the people involved with the ceremony and reception did an excellent job, way above my expectations. You all will be the first people (the only people) that I recomment when I ever hear of anyone needing any of the services. I am so greatful that you recommended the Hermitage and Kara. I had such an awesome time because I did not have to worry about anything. Again thank you from the bottom of my heart and I know my husband and Chelsea and Jon feel the same.
Services Used: DJ
Rick Ryan Entertainment - DJ/MC - Lighting - Photobooth -A/V responded with the following comments:

Darlene, thanks for such kind words. I have to say it, while I and my co-vendors certainly gave 110% towards your event, making a good event "great" comes down to one thing; GREAT CLIENTS. You guys are the absolute best and I can't imagine a sweeter bride than Chels. I wish them both (and you) all the happiness in the world.
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Shannon
Wedding:
9/17/2010
5.0/5.0
He made our special day fun filled and exciting with his constant music playing and interaction with our guests. We will recommend him to our friends for sure.
Services Used: DJ
Rick Ryan Entertainment - DJ/MC - Lighting - Photobooth -A/V responded with the following comments:

Shannon, you guys were awesome and I just loved the treble and bass clefs you had done in roses, for the ceremony. Thanks for letting me be a part of your celebration.
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awalker23
Wedding:
9/4/2010
5.0/5.0
I just want to thank you soooooooo much for doing an amazing job. I heard more compliments about you that night. I have also given your name and number out. Let me tell you my mom is a hard woman to please and she has raved about you this whole week. They say the music and booze make a wedding, and boy did you make mine. You stuck to my lsit and time frame and were sooooo easy to work with. I appreciate you and all your hard work. Thanks again Rick :0)
Services Used: DJ
Rick Ryan Entertainment - DJ/MC - Lighting - Photobooth -A/V responded with the following comments:

Amanda, thanks for allowing me to be part of your celebration. You guys were great and it was certainly great to be back at Mike's place, minus the flood.
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FayeLeonard
Wedding:
8/28/2010
5.0/5.0
Rick did a GREAT job!!!! He kept the guest entertained all night they loved it! He even did a montage of my dad who had passed away last year and it just totally blew everyone away! Thanks so much Rick!


Faye & Jason Leonard
Services Used: DJ
Rick Ryan Entertainment - DJ/MC - Lighting - Photobooth -A/V responded with the following comments:

Faye, your first dance montage to your dad was one of the most touching things I've ever seen and the fact that you shared your day with his memory, well, it was a bit difficult to keep the "professional image" up. Thank you, to the both of you, for allowing me to be a part of your celebration. I wish you both many years of happiness together.
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adamr
Wedding:
7/31/2010
5.0/5.0
Rick was great. He played songs that got the crowd dancing. He is very tech savvy and his screen with the pictures and text messages were a hit. The speakers were at the perfect sound level and very clear. He was very responsive to requests. Overall, he made the wedding a very enjoyable experience for all and we give him our highest recommendation. -Adam and Emily
Services Used: DJ
Rick Ryan Entertainment - DJ/MC - Lighting - Photobooth -A/V responded with the following comments:

Adam, it was my pleasure and thank you for such kind words. I have to say, the chair dance was probably a highlight and I believe your new in-laws even enjoyed it as well. All the best to both of you in the future.
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nikki
Wedding:
7/17/2010
5.0/5.0
Rick Ryan made our daughter's reception a hit! Everyone had a great time dancing to the music and karaoke. He did everything we asked and even more. I wasn't sure what to expect but he provided it all including pictures and lighting. I would definitely recommend him to anyone and we will use him again.
Services Used: DJ
Rick Ryan Entertainment - DJ/MC - Lighting - Photobooth -A/V responded with the following comments:

Nikki, you guys were just terrific and thanks for your comments. I loved the spot you guys picked for the reception and was so thankful that the weather cooperated with us. All the best.
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Brittany
Wedding:
7/17/2010
5.0/5.0
Because of my schedule and where I live, Rick and I corresponded and planned my wedding reception entirely through e-mail. Even though I never met him or spoke to him in person before the actual wedding day, his services met our high expectations for a long night of fun and great music! Rick played every song that I or my guests requested, including my long list of songs that I had given him beforehand and songs requested by everyone the night-of. This was what my guests and I enjoyed most--hearing every single song that we wanted to hear! The music had EVERYONE up dancing, singing along, singing karaoke, and just having a great time!

I told Rick beforehand that we wanted more of a party atmosphere, not formal, for our wedding reception, and that's exactly what we got. Our reception was outdoors on the bank of the Tennessee River, and the music sounded great from anywhere that we went in the area--even all the way out on the boat patio.

So to sum it up, everyone really enjoyed having Rick DJ at our reception! (That includes guests my age-early 20s- to my grandparents, and every age inbetween!) People were asking how I found him, and many said that it was one of the most fun wedding receptions that they had ever been to! My husband and I had so much fun at the reception, and we would definitely hire Rick for another event!
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Rick Ryan Entertainment - DJ/MC - Lighting - Photobooth -A/V responded with the following comments:

Brittany, what can I say? You guys made it easy to do my job. Great setting, (wow, what a sunset over the river) happy guests, and I was sooo thankful the storm blew over before you guys arrived onsite. You did take me back a bit, with you guys living in Switzerland. Given we were doing everything via email, I really had no idea until the night of. Fabulous job on planning things out on your part and I wish the both of you all the best in the world.
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M&M
Wedding:
5/8/2010
5.0/5.0
Rick Ryan was great at my wedding! The music was on point during the ceremony and he kept family and friends on the dance floor all night! I had an outside wedding and was worried about sound and lights, but the sound was fantastic and the lighting was perfect. It got alittle chilly at the end of the night and Rick stay professional and kept on going. I will definetly book Rick again for any events where I need a professional and cool DJ again! Thanks Rick for a great time and helping my wedding be a success!
Services Used: DJ
Rick Ryan Entertainment - DJ/MC - Lighting - Photobooth -A/V responded with the following comments:

Mary you're just too kind but see, regarding the chilly weather, Michelle (photog) and I were trying to see who would wimp out first.....and I won! LOL
Seriously though, thanks for your kind words and all the best to you and Marcus. You guys are terrific together.
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Ashley
Wedding:
5/1/2010
5.0/5.0
Rick Ryan went above and beyond all my expectations! The lights, candid photos, texting & great music line-up made my reception a blast and me worry free.
Services Used: DJ
Rick Ryan Entertainment - DJ/MC - Lighting - Photobooth -A/V responded with the following comments:

Ashley, I have to admit, of all the years I've done this stuff, the road trip to/from your wedding was obviously the "most exciting". Not to mention all the tornado warnings. You certainly have some brave, brave friends. All the best to both of you.
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Michael & Sybil
Wedding:
4/23/2010
5.0/5.0
It was a pleasure having Rick as our DJ. He provides the whole package: all the music we could ever want including our special requests; great lighting to set the mood; and all the pictures taken and displayed on the big screen throughout the night made it a an evening to remember! Very professional, arriving on time and setting everything up left no hassles for the Bride and Groom. We couldn’t ask for anything more.

Thank You Rick Ryan, your services will be recommended to all our friends.

Michael & Sybil - 4/23/2010
Services Used: DJ
Rick Ryan Entertainment - DJ/MC - Lighting - Photobooth -A/V responded with the following comments:

Michael, it was my pleasure to be a part of this celebration. I especially loved how you guys met; eHarmony.com. Wow, you guys should be in a commercial for them. All the best to the both of you.
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Juls7273
Wedding:
3/27/2010
5.0/5.0
Rick was great!!! You will not find a better value for the cost. In addition to DJ services, Rick included a photo slideshow, video, text message requests/"shout outs", and floor lighting. He was very easy to work with and played exactly everything we discussed, plus a good variety and everyone's requests. He was very professional, but fun, and kept people on the dancefloor all night! We could not have been happier with our decision to hire Rick and will definately use him again for any future events!
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Rick Ryan Entertainment - DJ/MC - Lighting - Photobooth -A/V responded with the following comments:

Julie, thank you for your kind words. I was happy to be a part of your big day and just loved choice of venue (Onyx Room). What a view. I wish the both of you all the happiness in the world. All the best.
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gillyannh
Wedding:
3/20/2010
5.0/5.0
I was very happy with everything that Rick offered...he went over and beyond to make it easy for me and my groom...Everyone had a great time and I would hire him again to do another party!
Services Used: DJ
Rick Ryan Entertainment - DJ/MC - Lighting - Photobooth -A/V responded with the following comments:

Gilly, LOVED working with you guys and the shot of you and the young man doing karaoke was the absolute best. It was wonderful getting to work with you on this event and I wish you both all the best.
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Britt
Wedding:
2/14/2010
5.0/5.0
Where do I start...Well first this rating is totally true.Rick provided everything I could have asked for!!The website was layed out so nice easy to find the info that I needed.I wrote one e-mail and with in mintues he wrote back. From there he not only provide great service he provides us with many memories.If I were you stop your search you have found the best Rick Ryan. Thanks again Rick for everything we loved it:) Brittney And Matthew Bolton
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Rick Ryan Entertainment - DJ/MC - Lighting - Photobooth -A/V responded with the following comments:

I was just talking with a client about you today. In the middle of February, very cold and you wore a strap-less dress, yet kept a constant smile on the entire time. You are one tough cookie, young lady, and I certainly enjoyed being a part of your special day. I wish you both many, many years of joy together.
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Michelle
Wedding:
1/9/2010
5.0/5.0
Rick was great! I have received so many compliments about how good the D.J. (Rick) was at the wedding. I highly recommend him! Super nice man and very professional!
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Rick Ryan Entertainment - DJ/MC - Lighting - Photobooth -A/V responded with the following comments:

Thank you, Michelle. It was certainly a pleasure getting to be a part of your special day. All the best.
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tennesseepixie
Wedding:
12/6/2009
5.0/5.0
If I could have given a 6th star I would have! Rick is an amazing guy and truely made my wedding day more special than I even imagined. I cant say thank you enough for doing such a wonderful job! Everything was perfect, very professional!! Everyone loved the lights, music and slide-show pictures. The lights against that stone wall was amazing!!! We dont have parties very often but when we do I will without a doubt use Rick again!!

Thank you so much for making my dream day come true!
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Rick Ryan Entertainment - DJ/MC - Lighting - Photobooth -A/V responded with the following comments:

Michelle, there are none better than you guys. I especially loved the table centerpieces you guys used. Very elegant. All the best.
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Bobby G.
Wedding:
12/6/2009
5.0/5.0
Fantasic job Rick. You really know how to make a place rock. We are still getting great response. Thanks a MILLION!!!! Awesome job. You made the event everything Michelle and Michael had hoped for.

Thanks Bobby G.
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Jenny
Wedding:
10/25/2009
5.0/5.0
Rick is very willing to work with your requests. He is easy going and ready to do what you want him to do! He provides the unique service of pictures throughout the reception as well as a text messaging program that guests can send messages to the screen during the event.
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Rebecca
Wedding:
10/17/2009
5.0/5.0
Though everything about my wedding was wonderful, I got the most compliments on the DJ. Rick was great. He took pictures through the night and had them up on the screen behind him. Also, he took requests and offered karaoke. AND he had an option where guests could text a message to me and my husband that would appear on screen. I stayed on the dance floor all night. It was SO much fun :)
Services Used: DJ
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brturner
Wedding:
10/17/2009
5.0/5.0
WOW! What a great DJ. Rick brought our wedding reception to the next level. Everyone at the reception was coming up to us telling us how great a time they were having and how great the dj was. Check out what he brought: Instant text messages onscreen, pictures taken are instantly put on screen, karaoke, song requests, great sound quality and laser light show! For NOTHING! Do what you can to invite Rick to your next event. I know I will.....
Services Used: DJ
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Bradycl
Wedding:
10/3/2009
5.0/5.0
We emincely enjoyed having Rick as our DJ at our daughter's wedding. His professionalism showed through in all that he did. The first time I contacted him and all through the evening we were very pleased with everything he did. My daughter and her husband were very happy that I chose him. His cooperation and attentiveness may the whole evening run smoothly. We would recommend him to everyone for any occasion, he can deliver and provide a wonderful time for all to enjoy. Thanks again, we had a wonderful evening. Cathy
Services Used: DJ
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lindsaybyrd11
Wedding:
9/19/2009
5.0/5.0
He made our wedding reception a lot of fun and went an extra mile by taking reception pics and then sending them to us!
Services Used: DJ
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Wendall
Wedding:
9/5/2009
5.0/5.0
Rick Ryan is an outsanding guy with incredible passion to what he is doing? He took a lot of things and made it his own. As well as some old stuff for the seniors. Excellent service will recommend to anyone.
Services Used: DJ
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Hannah
Wedding:
8/21/2009
5.0/5.0
Rick is amazing! So nice...& does a lot to make you feel better! He understands that a DJ is probably the most important decision when considering the reception & he will go out of his way to make you feel confident with your choice...which is important when you have a million decisions to make! I would definately use him again! Everyone loved his photo screen...he had a slide show of my husband & I growing up & then together playing behind us during our first dance...very emotional!
Services Used: DJ
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Christopher
Wedding:
8/15/2009
5.0/5.0
Mr Rick Ryan DJ my wedding on 15th August 2009, he was very professional and well dressed... His setup and display were awesome, every guest at my wedding asked: Who and Where did you find this DJ because he was the best most people had ever heard or since... His video display and unlimited song catalog was amazing... I would recommend Rick to any family member or friend looking for a DJ... I am looking forward to working with Rick in the future... See you at the five year anniversary party Rick!!! God Bless
Services Used: DJ
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lejerkins
Wedding:
8/1/2009
5.0/5.0
Rick was amazing and handled our wedding perfectly. We had numerous guests ask where we found him and how well he kept the guests entertained. He was worth every penny and went above and beyond our expectations. He took a lot of pressure off of my wife and I because he was able to control the entire group from his post. His use of lighting, music, pictures, and even texting made it a great night. I would recommend him to anyone for his quality of service, flexibility, cost, and professionalism. He is an all around nice guy. Thanks for a great wedding Rick.
Services Used: DJ
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Jmhart435
Wedding:
5/23/2009
5.0/5.0
We used Rick for our DJ/One man band at our wedding and he was wonderful. He was the most professional person we had come in contact with. He is very nice and made our wedding a big hit. He kept the party going and the flow of the night was flawless. He was great!!!
Services Used: DJ, Unique Services
Rick Ryan Entertainment - DJ/MC - Lighting - Photobooth -A/V responded with the following comments:

Many thank-yous, I am humbled. I'll be honest, sometimes I joke about "doing it for the money" but it's not. It's when you see that bride's face light up, and you know you've just delivered more than she wa s expecting..........that's what makes it worth it.

Peace.
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Jamie
Wedding:
5/2/2009
5.0/5.0
Get to deal with. Very professional and flexible. Thanks!!!!!!!
Services Used: DJ
Rick Ryan Entertainment - DJ/MC - Lighting - Photobooth -A/V responded with the following comments:

Professional is good but flexible..........hey, that's required. Thank you for making my day.
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akabernathy
Wedding:
4/11/2009
5.0/5.0
He was wonderful! Very professional and did everything we asked of him.
Services Used: DJ
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stacee123
Wedding:
3/21/2009
5.0/5.0
When my mother who lives in Belgium first started to look at Mr. Ryan online she was very impressed and without any hesitation booked him. When it came time for my wedding it was such a great surprise at all that he brought to the reception and wedding. I would reccomend using him because the money that you spend is worth it. He is very professional and such a joy to work with.
Services Used: DJ
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.8/5.0
We hired Rick Ryan DJ for a DJ service, GOBO lighting, and uplights. We were fortunate to have Ed and Shannon as our DJs and I can't say enough great things about them! They are a husband and wife team and are incredibly friendly, professional and lots of fun! Ed called me the week of the event to go over our information. He offered suggestions but ultimately let everything be my decision, which I appreciate. When my new husband and I arrived at the reception, they both greeted us at the door and introduced themselves. We kept in touch all night due to a few changes we made (ended up skipping parent dances to keep the mood up and were if-fy about a sparkler exit because of rain) and they were super accommodating and helpful! They were easy going, took great pictures for the screen, and very fun and helpful! I can't recommend them enough!!
Occassionally through contacting Rick Ryan we had to follow up emails and some answers took a little while, but nothing to worry about. Honestly, as a bride you just get anxious and want an answer, like yesterday! I would absolutely recommend them as your DJ AND ask for Ed and Shannon! What a lovely pair!
Services Used: DJ, Lighting & Decor
Rick Ryan Entertainment - DJ/MC - Lighting - Photobooth -A/V responded with the following comments:

Rachel, on behalf of our team thank you so very much for allowing us to be a part of your special day. I am thrilled that you were so pleased with our service and also thrilled that you guys won the "Wedding of the Month" from The Pink Bride magazine. Congratulations to you both. I wish you both all the very best in life. Take care and please feel free to contact us if there is ever anything else we may do to assist.
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Amber
Wedding:
10/13/2012
4.8/5.0
Absolutely. wonderful. We had Russ at our wedding as our DJ from this company... the guests were raving about him only an hour into the reception! He was FANTASTIC. Fun. Kept guests on the dance floor all night.The DJ is VERY important for a wedding- he is basically in charge of how your reception goes- and ours couldn't have gone better! It was perfect. And he perfectly coordinated the surprise arrival of WKU's mascot during the garter toss to surprise my now-husband. Most of the coordination can be done online with their easy planner, and then we had several phone calls the week before the wedding to confirm everything. Our guests are still talking about how much fun & entertaining he was! We couldn't have hired a better DJ!!
Services Used: DJ
Rick Ryan Entertainment - DJ/MC - Lighting - Photobooth -A/V responded with the following comments:

On behalf of Russ and myself, thank you for your kind words. Russ sent a couple of texts about the Mascot you guys hired in and it sounded absolutely off-the-hook! Great parties begin with great guests and yours was an absolute honor for us to be a part of. We wish you all the very best.
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kdickens21
Wedding:
9/10/2011
4.8/5.0
Rick was a pleasure to work with for our wedding. He did an amazing job with the lighting in the room to make it look so magical and more romantic than I could have expected. I have looked at a few pictures and to say the lighting made them look better is an understatement! The color and the dramatic effects were great!!!

The music was good, but we had quite a bit of different musical tastes at our wedding based on the diverse age range, so it was hard to keep the dance floor full the whole night. Between the alcohol bar and candy bar our guests were easily distracted. :-) They all had a great time, but too many things to do besides dance!

If I had to do it over again, I would have provided a few song choices that I knew my guests would dance to based on me knowing my guests for a long time. We had a great time and thank you for everything you did for us!!!
Services Used: DJ
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Khanh
Wedding:
11/7/2009
4.8/5.0
Great service. Rick Ryan provide excellent DJ service for an affordable price. One of the more affordable DJs in the Nashville area. Was very flexible within the wedding day and easy to deal with. I would highly recommend him to anyone that is looking for a DJ for their event. Thanks!
Services Used: DJ
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Buddy
Wedding:
8/22/2009
4.8/5.0
Rick was fantastic. Our reception was intended to be a party and that is exactly what we had thanks mostly to Rick Ryan.
Services Used: DJ
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ROHDYREYES
Wedding:
4/21/2012
4.4/5.0
We loved our Dj! He was fun and energetic kept us all going on our chilly wedding day!
Services Used: Band, DJ, Photography, Lighting & Decor, Rentals & Photobooths, Unique Services
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McKGrad
Wedding:
1/2/2010
4.1/5.0
Rick provided DJ services for our wedding reception in January 2010. He did a great job of getting and keeping people on the dance floor. I especially appreciated the text updates and pictures from the reception that he put on a screen for everyone to see. Several people mentioned that they thought this was a bonus. I would definately hire him again!
Services Used: DJ
Rick Ryan Entertainment - DJ/MC - Lighting - Photobooth -A/V responded with the following comments:

Thank you for the compliments. I apologize if I wasn't responsive enough and will work on that. Thanks for the feedback.
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AJRudy2Shoes
Wedding:
10/30/2010
3.9/5.0
We can say that Rick is a very nice guy, and we enjoyed meeting with him. We had a great time at our reception.
Services Used: DJ
Rick Ryan Entertainment - DJ/MC - Lighting - Photobooth -A/V responded with the following comments:

This client contracted us for DJ, dance lighting and our Live-Pics slideshow. When our DJ arrived at the venue, the day-of wedding planner in charge instructed him "No lights and no video. There's no point in it." (the client had also hired a lighting contractor who had the dance floor washed out with a pattern light). Under the circumstances, we complied with the manager and performed our DJ duties. The party was a success but a few months later, the client apparently questioned why we did not provide dance lighting and video screen (Live-Pics) and posted a highly un-flattering review on WeddingWire. I communicated to her what had transpired and why we did what we did and apologized. She accepted the apology and removed the text of her account but left a low score in place. I'm not sure if the low score was just an over-sight but obviously it's her right to express her opinion. We still appreciate the opportunity to have been part of this event. Thank you.
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Ashley
Wedding:
9/29/2012
2.7/5.0
I booked Rick Ryan 7 months prior to our reception. We got the most expensive package plus photobooth. He was paid in full 2 weeks before the wedding. He was the dj at our reception, not an associate.
I requested a red backdrop for the photobooth (which wasn't a booth, it was a sheet with a person taking pictures). Instead we had a black one. He had the props strewn in the floor, not in a trunk or anything. Our cds of pictures for our growing up slideshow were switched with another couple’s. My dad’s friend had to let Rick know that we weren’t Latino. He blamed WalMart for switching the cds even though I checked one of the two I gave him and it was correct. The way the photobooth works, you get the pictures of guests in a photobook and guests get to keep a copy. Well ALL the pictures had the wrong date captioned on the bottoms. 3 weeks after the wedding, I emailed him, since I still hadn‘t heard from him about getting the book to me. He didn’t write me back, but that same day I saw him at my friend’s setup for her reception. He asked to speak to me and tried to make excuses for his actions. He assured me he would fix all the dates and get the book to me asap. A week later, I received the it in the mail. His idea of “fixing the pictures” was to cut the date off the bottom, not change it. And he missed a few. The snapshot of my husband and I have September 2, 2012 on the bottom, not September 29. The pictures were cut VERY crooked also. I emailed him as soon as I got the book, and have not yet received a reply. (It has only been one day). As far as a DJ, I have no complaints. But if you want a good photobooth and slide show, leave it to your photographer. He did send 4x6 photos as “compensation” but all I wanted was the dates to be fixed. He also sent a digital cd of the pictures, but written on it was 6-29-2012, another lack of attention to detail. I never asked for a refund, I just wish he would take responsibility for his screw ups.
Services Used: DJ
Rick Ryan Entertainment - DJ/MC - Lighting - Photobooth -A/V responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your feedback. I'm thrilled that you were so pleased with our DJ and Lighting services. As for the problems on the Photobooth, thank you for letting us know of your concerns. We will be using these comments to make improvements on this part of our services offerings. Thank you again and we wish you all the very best in your future together.
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Heather
Wedding:
5/28/2011
2.7/5.0
I honestly wish that I had used an iPod and had my maid of honor put together a playlist rather than pay for this package. We selected one with the DJ, photography, and text message requests/well wishes. We specifically selected songs for all the major events. However, the intro song was completely wrong. We had selected L-O-V-E and it was some terrible Elton John song. Then, he proceeded to play music that would make people at a nursing home complain. We asked him to play some up-beat 50's music during the food (we had a vintage themed wedding) and then modern music to dance. He found some horrible "remix" of 1950's songs. After our second request to change the music, he played modern songs that were so vulgar that my maid of honor (who is by no means conservative) kept telling them to change it. She had to point out that his "clean" versions had swear words every other breath. Then, two weeks later, we got the "pictures." Thank God we had an actual photographer who rocked. These pictures were not worth the extra money. His assistant took them at crazy angles. In theory, this was supposed to make them more interesting? Only about two or three of them were usable. We had over 1,000 pictures from friends and family and they were all better than these. He also helped himself to dinner while putting the music on auto-play and put his projector in the middle of our dance area. Then, after the fact, we realized that we never had text message requests and well wishes. When I asked him about it, he said he never set it up because cell phone reception was so poor where we were. I'm sorry, but I paid for it and would like to have had the option. If they didn't work, they didn't work. Overall, I'm highly disappointed by this choice. I'm very glad that everyone else had great experiences, but mine was no where near acceptable. The only good thing I can say about him is that the kids loved the lights he projected since that's all they took pictures of.
Services Used: DJ
Rick Ryan Entertainment - DJ/MC - Lighting - Photobooth -A/V responded with the following comments:

First off, I'm terribly sorry that you were disappointed with the service we provided. Your comments have been noted and we will use these to improve our service for future clients. Thank you for your feedback. We wish you both all the very best.
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Lori
Wedding:
7/7/2012
0.7/5.0
My husband and I hired Rick Ryan as our DJ for our wedding. We also added lighting through his company and used him for our ceremony music as well. This company was absolutely horrific!!! Their staff had no idea what they were doing (they were also late), played the wrong music at our ceremony, introduced my wedding party wrong at the reception, placed our garbo at the wrong place as it also looked awful, the uplighting look horrible, and we never got what we paid for!!!! Upon contacting this company and asking for some off our money back-not all ( just for the services we didn't receive), he was VERY unprofessional, rude, and tried to blame everything on me or my wedding party and would not respond to us!!! If you want everything to go right on your wedding day....DO NOT USE THIS COMPANY. They are expensive, you DO NOT get what you pay for, and they do not know how to run a professional business. All the good reviews he does have are fictisious!! I am an actual client of his, paying over $1500.00 for their services and I received no where near that amount of services!! PLEASE DO NOT USE THIS COMPANY!!!
Services Used: DJ, Lighting & Decor
Rick Ryan Entertainment - DJ/MC - Lighting - Photobooth -A/V responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your feedback. I'm sorry, but your demand of "You give us money back or we'll put out bad reviews" cannot be met. We wish you all the very best in your future together.

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