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The Davis Event Group

Alexandria , VA
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LOCATION

6003 Tower Ct.
Alexandria, VA US 22304 (map)

PHONE

703-461-7253

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Welcome to the world of Perfect Weddings! Over 40 years of service to the region, and thousands of weddings to date gives Davis Event Group the experience to make your day extra special.... Read more
Welcome to the world of Perfect Weddings! Over 40 years of service to the region, and thousands of weddings to date gives Davis Event Group the experience to make your day extra special. Our consultants are all performers, which gives each of us the perspective to understand what you need on your most important day. Using our many years of experience, we select just the right talent from our roster of talented bands of all styles and elegant and versatile ensembles.

The selection and success of these artists requires not only appropriate talent, but the organizational skills and ability to handle the pressure of such an important event. We provide all styles of music, bands and DJ’s for the ceremony, reception and rehearsal dinner-and lovely decor and lighting for the descerning bride!

Call Davis Event Group today to start the easy and fun process of choosing just the right music and/or decor and lighting for your perfect day! Read less
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INFO FOR BAND

Are you an agency or a band?
Agency
What is the size of your band?
Large (6+ musicians), Medium (4-6 musicians), Small (1-3 musicians)
What music genre does your band play?
50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, Acoustic, Big Band, Blues, Calypso, Classic Rock, Classical, Country, Dance, Folk, Funk, Gospel, Hip Hop, Jazz, Latin, Motown, Oldies, Orchestra, Pop, R&B, Reggae, Rock, Soul, Strings, Swing, World
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes

INFO FOR DJ

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

REVIEWS

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Bob
Wedding:
9/13/2014
5.0/5.0
Jan Davis, of the Davis Event Group, handled the booking for our daughter's wedding reception just perfectly. Jan was genuinely interested in helping us find the right band and was very thorough in her approach. We found her delightful to work with and could not have been happier with the outcome.
Jan Davis, of the Davis Event Group, handled the booking for our daughter's wedding reception just perfectly. Jan was Read more...
Jan Davis, of the Davis Event Group, handled the booking for our daughter's wedding reception just perfectly. Jan was genuinely interested in helping us find the right band and was very thorough in her approach. We found her delightful to work with and could not have been happier with the outcome. Read less
Services Used: Band
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Katherine
Wedding:
7/5/2014
5.0/5.0
Jan Davis has planned two important events in our family's history. Both were smashing successes. Fourteen years ago Jan recommended DJ Richard for my daughters wedding, a quartet and a bag piper. All were wonderful and made our event so outstanding. So when I needed a DJ for my son's reception, i knew who to call.

Jan always suggests just the right people. I have given her name to friends and many of them have used her service and were just as pleased as we were.
Jan Davis has planned two important events in our family's history. Both were smashing successes. Fourteen years ago Jan Read more...
Jan Davis has planned two important events in our family's history. Both were smashing successes. Fourteen years ago Jan recommended DJ Richard for my daughters wedding, a quartet and a bag piper. All were wonderful and made our event so outstanding. So when I needed a DJ for my son's reception, i knew who to call.

Jan always suggests just the right people. I have given her name to friends and many of them have used her service and were just as pleased as we were. Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Tori
Wedding:
6/28/2014
5.0/5.0
The Davis Events Team was great. I worked with DJ Aaron who was amazing! He is very fun, friendly, and professional. He has a rare of talent of being laid back, fun, and jovial while still being able to maintain authority and control of the event. DJ Aaron ensured that our event remained on time, stated all bridal party names correctly (they were a doozy), and read the crowd to play the perfect music for the party! Everyone was dancing the whole night and had an amazing time! Everyone said this was the best wedding they had ever been to, and I know that was because of DJ Aaron! We met twice before the wedding to go over schedule, music selection, and goals for the day. His questions actually helped me to make a proper schedule for everyone at the wedding- to consider things I had not. I HIGHLY recommend DJ Aaron to anyone and everyone!
The Davis Events Team was great. I worked with DJ Aaron who was amazing! He is very fun, friendly, and professional. He Read more...
The Davis Events Team was great. I worked with DJ Aaron who was amazing! He is very fun, friendly, and professional. He has a rare of talent of being laid back, fun, and jovial while still being able to maintain authority and control of the event. DJ Aaron ensured that our event remained on time, stated all bridal party names correctly (they were a doozy), and read the crowd to play the perfect music for the party! Everyone was dancing the whole night and had an amazing time! Everyone said this was the best wedding they had ever been to, and I know that was because of DJ Aaron! We met twice before the wedding to go over schedule, music selection, and goals for the day. His questions actually helped me to make a proper schedule for everyone at the wedding- to consider things I had not. I HIGHLY recommend DJ Aaron to anyone and everyone! Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Kristine
Wedding:
6/5/2014
5.0/5.0
I had the opportunity to work with Davis Event Group professionally before my wedding so it was an easy choice when selecting a company to work with for my personal event! Jan knows "her stuff" and brides can put their complete confidence in her and be rest assured they will get exactly what they want to make their dream wedding a reality. She certainly accomplished that for me! She is attentive, responsive and no request is too "out there" for her. She will get it done!
I had the opportunity to work with Davis Event Group professionally before my wedding so it was an easy choice when Read more...
I had the opportunity to work with Davis Event Group professionally before my wedding so it was an easy choice when selecting a company to work with for my personal event! Jan knows "her stuff" and brides can put their complete confidence in her and be rest assured they will get exactly what they want to make their dream wedding a reality. She certainly accomplished that for me! She is attentive, responsive and no request is too "out there" for her. She will get it done! Read less
Services Used: Band
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Jessica
Wedding:
5/31/2014
5.0/5.0
My husband and I used The Davis Event Group for our wedding on 5/31/2014. From the start it was so easy to work with Jan. She responded so quickly to my emails and any time I had a random question she answered right away! We hired DJ Steve originally just for our reception in July 2013. About 2 months before our wedding date our ceremony music vendor backed out so I contacted Jan to see if DJ Steve was still available for the whole day and luckily he was! He did an amazing job from start to finish. If we had to do it all over again we would pick DJ Steve again. The company as a whole is amazing to work with and any little thing that came up on my end was quickly put to ease with how well they handled our event. We always felt in good hands and that they wanted our day to be exactly the way that we wanted it.
My husband and I used The Davis Event Group for our wedding on 5/31/2014. From the start it was so easy to work with Jan. Read more...
My husband and I used The Davis Event Group for our wedding on 5/31/2014. From the start it was so easy to work with Jan. She responded so quickly to my emails and any time I had a random question she answered right away! We hired DJ Steve originally just for our reception in July 2013. About 2 months before our wedding date our ceremony music vendor backed out so I contacted Jan to see if DJ Steve was still available for the whole day and luckily he was! He did an amazing job from start to finish. If we had to do it all over again we would pick DJ Steve again. The company as a whole is amazing to work with and any little thing that came up on my end was quickly put to ease with how well they handled our event. We always felt in good hands and that they wanted our day to be exactly the way that we wanted it. Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Jay and Jason were fabulous! Beyond all expectations for a guitar duo. They brought energy and excitement to the wedding and were a pleasure to work with. They were perfect for my wedding and I would use them again in a heartbeat!
Jay and Jason were fabulous! Beyond all expectations for a guitar duo. They brought energy and excitement to the wedding Read more...
Jay and Jason were fabulous! Beyond all expectations for a guitar duo. They brought energy and excitement to the wedding and were a pleasure to work with. They were perfect for my wedding and I would use them again in a heartbeat! Read less
Services Used: Band
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
DJ Don was fantastic, a pleasure for us and our families to work with! A genuinely nice guy who makes great music!
DJ Don was fantastic, a pleasure for us and our families to work with! A genuinely nice guy who makes great music!
DJ Don was fantastic, a pleasure for us and our families to work with! A genuinely nice guy who makes great music! Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Andrew
Wedding:
5/3/2014
5.0/5.0
My wife and I were very happy we hired the Davis Event Group for our wedding. Jan was very responsive and helpful over email. We hired DJ Aaron for our wedding and he was awesome! Great personality, professional, very flexible and a great music selection. Everyone had a great time dancing! He also did a nice job lighting up the interior of our venue.

Aaron truly went out of his way to help us have an amazing day. Due to some unplanned issues, we weren't able to easily drive my grandmother from the ceremony site to the reception. Aaron decided to drive his van down to offer her a ride so she wouldn't have to walk as far. I think that story speaks volumes about his character and willingness to help.
My wife and I were very happy we hired the Davis Event Group for our wedding. Jan was very responsive and helpful over Read more...
My wife and I were very happy we hired the Davis Event Group for our wedding. Jan was very responsive and helpful over email. We hired DJ Aaron for our wedding and he was awesome! Great personality, professional, very flexible and a great music selection. Everyone had a great time dancing! He also did a nice job lighting up the interior of our venue.

Aaron truly went out of his way to help us have an amazing day. Due to some unplanned issues, we weren't able to easily drive my grandmother from the ceremony site to the reception. Aaron decided to drive his van down to offer her a ride so she wouldn't have to walk as far. I think that story speaks volumes about his character and willingness to help. Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Lauren
Wedding:
4/12/2014
5.0/5.0
A huge thank you to Jan Davis for setting us up with DJ Don! He really made our wedding special. He was on top of everything and helped keep everything flowing smoothly. The dance floor was packed all night and everyone commented on how great he was. We told our venue to definitely put Davis Event Group and DJ Don on the preferred vendor list, he was just that great! If we need a DJ or any other event services, Jan will be the first person we call!
A huge thank you to Jan Davis for setting us up with DJ Don! He really made our wedding special. He was on top of Read more...
A huge thank you to Jan Davis for setting us up with DJ Don! He really made our wedding special. He was on top of everything and helped keep everything flowing smoothly. The dance floor was packed all night and everyone commented on how great he was. We told our venue to definitely put Davis Event Group and DJ Don on the preferred vendor list, he was just that great! If we need a DJ or any other event services, Jan will be the first person we call! Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Satya
Wedding:
3/21/2014
5.0/5.0
I'm not even sure if I can fully put into written words how much my wife and I enjoyed working with The Davis Event Group and also DJ John, but here goes!

We had John not only DJ our reception, but he also played guitar during our cocktail hour. The price for John's services was well worth it and that John, and The Davis Event Group provided exceptional value. When we have another event in the future, they'll be the first people we call.

I emailed Jan Davis when we started looking for a DJ for our wedding. Jan was very responsive, professional, and extremely friendly. She took the time to ask me questions about what we wanted as far as music at our wedding reception. After a few emails back and forth, Jan put me in touch with John who is a DJ and also a guitar player. I spoke with John on the phone and then we met up at our wedding venue to talk about what we wanted, how he does things, options, etc. and we also toured the event space to talk things through as well.


A significant number of our attendees told me how much they loved John's playing guitar. For the reception, his music selection for our reception was great. We got to hear a lot of songs we requested, as well as experiencing his ability to feel out the audience and play music to get people dancing. Another comment I heard afterwards was that he kept the music at a level where everyone could hear it and dance to it, but also be able to maintain a conversation.

Highly recommended!
I'm not even sure if I can fully put into written words how much my wife and I enjoyed working with The Davis Event Group Read more...
I'm not even sure if I can fully put into written words how much my wife and I enjoyed working with The Davis Event Group and also DJ John, but here goes!

We had John not only DJ our reception, but he also played guitar during our cocktail hour. The price for John's services was well worth it and that John, and The Davis Event Group provided exceptional value. When we have another event in the future, they'll be the first people we call.

I emailed Jan Davis when we started looking for a DJ for our wedding. Jan was very responsive, professional, and extremely friendly. She took the time to ask me questions about what we wanted as far as music at our wedding reception. After a few emails back and forth, Jan put me in touch with John who is a DJ and also a guitar player. I spoke with John on the phone and then we met up at our wedding venue to talk about what we wanted, how he does things, options, etc. and we also toured the event space to talk things through as well.


A significant number of our attendees told me how much they loved John's playing guitar. For the reception, his music selection for our reception was great. We got to hear a lot of songs we requested, as well as experiencing his ability to feel out the audience and play music to get people dancing. Another comment I heard afterwards was that he kept the music at a level where everyone could hear it and dance to it, but also be able to maintain a conversation.

Highly recommended! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Great to work with and our musician (Eric Waters) was fantastic! Thank you!
Great to work with and our musician (Eric Waters) was fantastic! Thank you!
Great to work with and our musician (Eric Waters) was fantastic! Thank you! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
The Davis Event Group made my daughters wedding amazing! So many people came up to me asking who arranged it, Jan Davis. Jan made the whole process easy, and I felt confident the entire time that she had everything under control. From the Live Music to the MC, lighting, decor and flowers, it was almost surreal. Thank you very much Jan for making the biggest and most important party I have ever thrown, one for the ages!
The Davis Event Group made my daughters wedding amazing! So many people came up to me asking who arranged it, Jan Davis. Read more...
The Davis Event Group made my daughters wedding amazing! So many people came up to me asking who arranged it, Jan Davis. Jan made the whole process easy, and I felt confident the entire time that she had everything under control. From the Live Music to the MC, lighting, decor and flowers, it was almost surreal. Thank you very much Jan for making the biggest and most important party I have ever thrown, one for the ages! Read less
Services Used: Band, DJ, Flowers, Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Jan is a lovely woman. Her services are tip-top. Standards are high. Easy to work with & great attention to detail. I recommend her to people all the time.
Jan is a lovely woman. Her services are tip-top. Standards are high. Easy to work with & great attention to detail. I Read more...
Jan is a lovely woman. Her services are tip-top. Standards are high. Easy to work with & great attention to detail. I recommend her to people all the time. Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music, DJ, Wedding Planning
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Private User
Wedding:
9/7/2013
5.0/5.0
Jan Davis was very prompt in responding to our questions. Our DJ, Aaron, was very professional. He organized the entrance of the wedding party well, kept the events moving smoothly and played a good mix of music that kept guests on the floor the whole time. We would definitely use him again and recommend him and the Davis Event Group to others.
Jan Davis was very prompt in responding to our questions. Our DJ, Aaron, was very professional. He organized the entrance Read more...
Jan Davis was very prompt in responding to our questions. Our DJ, Aaron, was very professional. He organized the entrance of the wedding party well, kept the events moving smoothly and played a good mix of music that kept guests on the floor the whole time. We would definitely use him again and recommend him and the Davis Event Group to others. Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Ashley
Wedding:
8/24/2013
5.0/5.0
We hired DJ Aaron for our wedding and we thought he was terrific! He made the night flow seamlessly, everyone enjoyed the music, he was really friendly and was a great help getting us all organized and on track! He listened to what we wanted (and even got my approval before playing a song that someone else requested!) We couldn't have been happier with him!
We hired DJ Aaron for our wedding and we thought he was terrific! He made the night flow seamlessly, everyone enjoyed the Read more...
We hired DJ Aaron for our wedding and we thought he was terrific! He made the night flow seamlessly, everyone enjoyed the music, he was really friendly and was a great help getting us all organized and on track! He listened to what we wanted (and even got my approval before playing a song that someone else requested!) We couldn't have been happier with him! Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Sara
Wedding:
8/10/2013
5.0/5.0
Aaron was a pleasure to work with as was Jan. It was so nice to have Jan check in often with me to make sure everything was going smoothly with Aaron and our at that time "upcoming wedding".
Aaron was a pleasure to work with as was Jan. It was so nice to have Jan check in often with me to make sure everything Read more...
Aaron was a pleasure to work with as was Jan. It was so nice to have Jan check in often with me to make sure everything was going smoothly with Aaron and our at that time "upcoming wedding". Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
The band was awesome!!! The band leader helped us get through the entire evening, what a relief. The Davis Event Group really came through for us, and that's why we went with them. Kudos all around. thank you.
The band was awesome!!! The band leader helped us get through the entire evening, what a relief. The Davis Event Group Read more...
The band was awesome!!! The band leader helped us get through the entire evening, what a relief. The Davis Event Group really came through for us, and that's why we went with them. Kudos all around. thank you. Read less
Services Used: Band
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Maria
Wedding:
6/22/2013
5.0/5.0
I loved everything Kathy played and everyone had so much fun. I really liked having her as our DJ, she was very attentive and was great at reading the crowd. I keep getting compliments about the music and how much fun everyone had.

She was also very helpful during the planning process. I would recommend her to anyone that wants a good, reliable, and professional DJ.
I loved everything Kathy played and everyone had so much fun. I really liked having her as our DJ, she was very attentive Read more...
I loved everything Kathy played and everyone had so much fun. I really liked having her as our DJ, she was very attentive and was great at reading the crowd. I keep getting compliments about the music and how much fun everyone had.

She was also very helpful during the planning process. I would recommend her to anyone that wants a good, reliable, and professional DJ. Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Thank you Thank you Thank you! Our DJ was AWESOME! He led the evening without a hitch, and managed to keep both sides of the family dancing all night long! We are very thankful for the Davis Event Group, Jan is wonderful to workwith! She is truley the consumate professional, and kept us aprised throughout the entire process.
Thank you Thank you Thank you! Our DJ was AWESOME! He led the evening without a hitch, and managed to keep both sides of Read more...
Thank you Thank you Thank you! Our DJ was AWESOME! He led the evening without a hitch, and managed to keep both sides of the family dancing all night long! We are very thankful for the Davis Event Group, Jan is wonderful to workwith! She is truley the consumate professional, and kept us aprised throughout the entire process. Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Claire
Wedding:
6/15/2013
5.0/5.0
DJ Steve was the perfect DJ for our wedding reception. He was attentive and responsive to any adjustments in the schedule, never made us feel rushed, and portrayed a calm and professional demeanor the entire time. His music selections were the perfect blend of music that we asked for and he had a phenomenal feel for the crowd, playing songs that our diverse crowd all responded to.

We could not recommend DJ Steve strongly enough.
DJ Steve was the perfect DJ for our wedding reception. He was attentive and responsive to any adjustments in the schedule, Read more...
DJ Steve was the perfect DJ for our wedding reception. He was attentive and responsive to any adjustments in the schedule, never made us feel rushed, and portrayed a calm and professional demeanor the entire time. His music selections were the perfect blend of music that we asked for and he had a phenomenal feel for the crowd, playing songs that our diverse crowd all responded to.

We could not recommend DJ Steve strongly enough. Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
DJ Aaron did my daughter's wedding and he was absolutely fabulous. She had said the groom and his friends really didn't like to dance and she thought we could get by with an iPod - I told her that you really needed a DJ for the announcing and moving the reception along. Well, DJ Aaron had the bride and groom and all of their friends out on the dance floor all night long. His announcing was very professional. Their website was easy to use, very comprehensive, and we had some unusual song selections and they had all of the songs in their inventory.
DJ Aaron did my daughter's wedding and he was absolutely fabulous. She had said the groom and his friends really didn't Read more...
DJ Aaron did my daughter's wedding and he was absolutely fabulous. She had said the groom and his friends really didn't like to dance and she thought we could get by with an iPod - I told her that you really needed a DJ for the announcing and moving the reception along. Well, DJ Aaron had the bride and groom and all of their friends out on the dance floor all night long. His announcing was very professional. Their website was easy to use, very comprehensive, and we had some unusual song selections and they had all of the songs in their inventory. Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Steve
Wedding:
5/25/2013
5.0/5.0
Jan helped us to choose just the right Band and string quartet for our reception and ceremony. She made the entire process so easy. The dance floor was full all night and everyone said they had a great time. I would recommend Davis Event Group to anyone who wants to have a great reception!
Jan helped us to choose just the right Band and string quartet for our reception and ceremony. She made the entire process Read more...
Jan helped us to choose just the right Band and string quartet for our reception and ceremony. She made the entire process so easy. The dance floor was full all night and everyone said they had a great time. I would recommend Davis Event Group to anyone who wants to have a great reception! Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
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Diana
Wedding:
3/30/2013
5.0/5.0
I've had the chance to work with Aaron for many work events and when it came down to my wedding - I knew that I wanted the best, so naturally I contact Jan to see if Aaron would DJ. He was as great as expected. He was great with the announcing and what I always love about Aaron is that he can go with the flow. He knows how to read the crowd and knows the type of music to play!

Jan is also such a gem! She makes it all so easy! If you need decor or general planning, there is no one better!
I've had the chance to work with Aaron for many work events and when it came down to my wedding - I knew that I wanted the Read more...
I've had the chance to work with Aaron for many work events and when it came down to my wedding - I knew that I wanted the best, so naturally I contact Jan to see if Aaron would DJ. He was as great as expected. He was great with the announcing and what I always love about Aaron is that he can go with the flow. He knows how to read the crowd and knows the type of music to play!

Jan is also such a gem! She makes it all so easy! If you need decor or general planning, there is no one better! Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Diana
Wedding:
3/30/2013
5.0/5.0
I have had the pleasure of working with DJ Aaron for many of my work events in the past few years. He's always done a fantastic job! When it came time to select a DJ for my wedding, DJ Aaron was the most obvious choice and he did a wonderful job and exceeded my expectations! He is really good at figuring out what the crowd wants and goes with it! Prior to the wedding, I gave Aaron songs that I wanted to hear during the event and thought my guests would enjoy as well. When it came down to it though, my guests only wanted to hear Soca music and he was able to acommodate them! That alone tells me that he has a wide variety of music! He's very pleasant and easy to work with which is always a plus!

I have also had the pleasure of working with Jan Davis for several years. Our firm has used her a lot longer! She's very easy to work with and she's great of taking a few of your thoughts and turning it into something spectacular! In addition, she provides stellar quality that can't be beat!
I have had the pleasure of working with DJ Aaron for many of my work events in the past few years. He's always done a Read more...
I have had the pleasure of working with DJ Aaron for many of my work events in the past few years. He's always done a fantastic job! When it came time to select a DJ for my wedding, DJ Aaron was the most obvious choice and he did a wonderful job and exceeded my expectations! He is really good at figuring out what the crowd wants and goes with it! Prior to the wedding, I gave Aaron songs that I wanted to hear during the event and thought my guests would enjoy as well. When it came down to it though, my guests only wanted to hear Soca music and he was able to acommodate them! That alone tells me that he has a wide variety of music! He's very pleasant and easy to work with which is always a plus!

I have also had the pleasure of working with Jan Davis for several years. Our firm has used her a lot longer! She's very easy to work with and she's great of taking a few of your thoughts and turning it into something spectacular! In addition, she provides stellar quality that can't be beat! Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Jenelle
Wedding:
8/17/2012
5.0/5.0
DJ Steve from the Davis Event Group provided DJ services for our wedding at the Hotel Monaco Alexandria. Our experiences from selecting our DJ through the event itself was easy and professional. Their website was informative and we were able to make our choice of DJ from a personal recommendation. The information questionnaire was simple to complete and Steve Thomas and his team were very responsive to special requests and questions. The day of, DJ Steve met every expectation and executed our ceremony music just as I had imagined it. He took the time to talk to us and made recommendations for ensuring our evening went as smooth as possible. He even accommodated a last minute request of ours! I will recommend Davis Event Group and especially DJ Steve to anyone for their professionalism and quality of service.
DJ Steve from the Davis Event Group provided DJ services for our wedding at the Hotel Monaco Alexandria. Our experiences Read more...
DJ Steve from the Davis Event Group provided DJ services for our wedding at the Hotel Monaco Alexandria. Our experiences from selecting our DJ through the event itself was easy and professional. Their website was informative and we were able to make our choice of DJ from a personal recommendation. The information questionnaire was simple to complete and Steve Thomas and his team were very responsive to special requests and questions. The day of, DJ Steve met every expectation and executed our ceremony music just as I had imagined it. He took the time to talk to us and made recommendations for ensuring our evening went as smooth as possible. He even accommodated a last minute request of ours! I will recommend Davis Event Group and especially DJ Steve to anyone for their professionalism and quality of service. Read less
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Emily
Wedding:
6/16/2012
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough about Jan. She is the best! She cares so much about her clients and the brides she works with. The rest of her team are a pleasure to work with as well. Jan used to be a band leader so knows exactly what to look for and how to help you a pick a band that is right for you. We ended up booking BroadSound for our wedding band. Jan referred them to us after our original band fell though. They were the BEST! It was meant to be the whole time. They played top 40, ballads, latin, you name it! Aaron the band leader was perfect, and felt the crowd to adjust the music accordingly. I told Aaron what the type of music I did not want to play but told him I trusted his judgement on what to play other than my small "do not play list". He executed the music perfectly. My guests commented it was one of the best wedding bands they have ever heard. A plus is the band was willing to learn our first dance song MORE for us which was not on their playlist. I could not have asked for a better wedding band. I barely left the dance floor all night....we partied until 1 am.

We also booked our ceremony music and videographer through David Event. I am embarrassed to say that I did not even meet Sue, from the string trio, the night of the wedding. She was however very helpful via email prior to the wedding helping me to pic music for the ceremony and the cocktail hour. David Harris, our videographer was great too. I will have to amend this review once I receive the final video but the demo's look very professional and well done. He was punctual, friendly and stayed a little late to get the shot of the cake cutting. He worked with our Rabbi to get right shots of our ceremony and stayed in the background through out the event. We cannot wait to get the final product.

Like I said, Jan and The Davis Event Group is the best!
I cannot say enough about Jan. She is the best! She cares so much about her clients and the brides she works with. The Read more...
I cannot say enough about Jan. She is the best! She cares so much about her clients and the brides she works with. The rest of her team are a pleasure to work with as well. Jan used to be a band leader so knows exactly what to look for and how to help you a pick a band that is right for you. We ended up booking BroadSound for our wedding band. Jan referred them to us after our original band fell though. They were the BEST! It was meant to be the whole time. They played top 40, ballads, latin, you name it! Aaron the band leader was perfect, and felt the crowd to adjust the music accordingly. I told Aaron what the type of music I did not want to play but told him I trusted his judgement on what to play other than my small "do not play list". He executed the music perfectly. My guests commented it was one of the best wedding bands they have ever heard. A plus is the band was willing to learn our first dance song MORE for us which was not on their playlist. I could not have asked for a better wedding band. I barely left the dance floor all night....we partied until 1 am.

We also booked our ceremony music and videographer through David Event. I am embarrassed to say that I did not even meet Sue, from the string trio, the night of the wedding. She was however very helpful via email prior to the wedding helping me to pic music for the ceremony and the cocktail hour. David Harris, our videographer was great too. I will have to amend this review once I receive the final video but the demo's look very professional and well done. He was punctual, friendly and stayed a little late to get the shot of the cake cutting. He worked with our Rabbi to get right shots of our ceremony and stayed in the background through out the event. We cannot wait to get the final product.

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Services Used: Band
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Doug
Wedding:
6/10/2012
5.0/5.0
We were extremely satisfied with working with Jan Davis. I had never booked a band before and did not really know what to consider. Jan led us through the process and helped in narrowing down our choices, based on our desires, so that the decision was much easier. I liked dealing with the owner of the agency and she was super responsive in getting back to us.

The band that we booked, Encore, was more than terrific, they transfomed our celebration into an amzing party. It was so much fun and we got so many comments that it was the best reception that they had been and it is large extent due to Encore. Everyone was on the dance floor. Before the wedding, I was not 100% sure that we had a partying crowd that would appreciate Encore, but they erased all doubts! They played great music, engaged the crowd and showed great judgement throughout the evening. This was one of our splurge items for the wedding, but in terms of value, it was the best decision that we made. It made my daughter's evening magical and I know that the dancing at the wedding is something that will be very memorable to all the attendees.

I thought she served as a fair intemeidary between us and the band and gave us much helpful advice in the negotioation. We definitely made the right choice in putting our trust in Jan.
We were extremely satisfied with working with Jan Davis. I had never booked a band before and did not really know what to Read more...
We were extremely satisfied with working with Jan Davis. I had never booked a band before and did not really know what to consider. Jan led us through the process and helped in narrowing down our choices, based on our desires, so that the decision was much easier. I liked dealing with the owner of the agency and she was super responsive in getting back to us.

The band that we booked, Encore, was more than terrific, they transfomed our celebration into an amzing party. It was so much fun and we got so many comments that it was the best reception that they had been and it is large extent due to Encore. Everyone was on the dance floor. Before the wedding, I was not 100% sure that we had a partying crowd that would appreciate Encore, but they erased all doubts! They played great music, engaged the crowd and showed great judgement throughout the evening. This was one of our splurge items for the wedding, but in terms of value, it was the best decision that we made. It made my daughter's evening magical and I know that the dancing at the wedding is something that will be very memorable to all the attendees.

I thought she served as a fair intemeidary between us and the band and gave us much helpful advice in the negotioation. We definitely made the right choice in putting our trust in Jan. Read less
Services Used: Band
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Doug
Wedding:
6/10/2012
5.0/5.0
We were extremely satisfied with working with Jan Davis. I had never booked a band before and did not really know what to consider. Jan led us through the process and helped in narrowing down our choices, based on our desires, so that the decision was much easier. I liked dealing with the owner of the agency and she was super responsive in getting back to us.

The band that we booked, Encore, was more than terrific, they transformed our celebration into an amazing party. It was so much fun and we got so many comments that it was the best reception that they had been and it is large extent due to Encore. Everyone was on the dance floor. Before the wedding, I was not 100% sure that we had a partying crowd that would appreciate Encore, but they erased all doubts! They played great music, engaged the crowd and showed great judgement throughout the evening. This was one of our splurge items for the wedding, but in terms of value, it was the best decision that we made. It made my daughter's evening magical and I know that the dancing at the wedding is something that will be very memorable to all the attendees.

I thought she served as a fair intermediary between us and the band and gave us much helpful advice in the negotiation. We definitely made the right choice in putting our trust in Jan.
We were extremely satisfied with working with Jan Davis. I had never booked a band before and did not really know what to Read more...
We were extremely satisfied with working with Jan Davis. I had never booked a band before and did not really know what to consider. Jan led us through the process and helped in narrowing down our choices, based on our desires, so that the decision was much easier. I liked dealing with the owner of the agency and she was super responsive in getting back to us.

The band that we booked, Encore, was more than terrific, they transformed our celebration into an amazing party. It was so much fun and we got so many comments that it was the best reception that they had been and it is large extent due to Encore. Everyone was on the dance floor. Before the wedding, I was not 100% sure that we had a partying crowd that would appreciate Encore, but they erased all doubts! They played great music, engaged the crowd and showed great judgement throughout the evening. This was one of our splurge items for the wedding, but in terms of value, it was the best decision that we made. It made my daughter's evening magical and I know that the dancing at the wedding is something that will be very memorable to all the attendees.

I thought she served as a fair intermediary between us and the band and gave us much helpful advice in the negotiation. We definitely made the right choice in putting our trust in Jan. Read less
Services Used: Band
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Carly
Wedding:
6/2/2012
5.0/5.0
Aaron was the best dj!! I was worried that a dj would not get people dancing as much as a band would but I was wrong. Aaron put together the best play list and I was asked by a bunch of the guests for a copy of the list. He was fun and relaxed to work with and even cut some of the songs to fit our dances. Ask for Aaron!
Aaron was the best dj!! I was worried that a dj would not get people dancing as much as a band would but I was wrong. Read more...
Aaron was the best dj!! I was worried that a dj would not get people dancing as much as a band would but I was wrong. Aaron put together the best play list and I was asked by a bunch of the guests for a copy of the list. He was fun and relaxed to work with and even cut some of the songs to fit our dances. Ask for Aaron! Read less
Services Used: Band, DJ
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Working with Davis Event Group was one of the best decisions my fiance and I made during our wedding planning. They were so helpful with all of our planning, very responsive and worth every penny. Jan picked the perfect DJ and ceremony musician for our event! Our ceremony guitarist, Eric, was great! Our DJ, DJ Aaron, was great! He kept everyone dancing (and we had a wide range of demographics). DJ Aaron and Jan were very patient with us while we were dealing with a photographer emergency, instead of giving them the critical reception information they needed. Jan is professional and really makes you feel like you are the most important wedding on her busy schedule. Thank you Jan, Aaron and Eric for everything!!
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Working with Davis Event Group was one of the best decisions my fiance and I made during our wedding planning. They were so helpful with all of our planning, very responsive and worth every penny. Jan picked the perfect DJ and ceremony musician for our event! Our ceremony guitarist, Eric, was great! Our DJ, DJ Aaron, was great! He kept everyone dancing (and we had a wide range of demographics). DJ Aaron and Jan were very patient with us while we were dealing with a photographer emergency, instead of giving them the critical reception information they needed. Jan is professional and really makes you feel like you are the most important wedding on her busy schedule. Thank you Jan, Aaron and Eric for everything!! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ, Lighting & Decor
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Beth
Wedding:
5/26/2012
5.0/5.0
Steve was extremely professional, affable and flexible. We had a few unexpected things pop up during the reception and Steve handled them wonderfully. He even nailed the pronunciation of some of the harder names in our wedding party the first time around! We would recommend him as highly as possible!
Steve was extremely professional, affable and flexible. We had a few unexpected things pop up during the reception and Read more...
Steve was extremely professional, affable and flexible. We had a few unexpected things pop up during the reception and Steve handled them wonderfully. He even nailed the pronunciation of some of the harder names in our wedding party the first time around! We would recommend him as highly as possible! Read less
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Mother of the Bride
Wedding:
5/19/2012
5.0/5.0
We booked the band Spectrum and a string quartet (for the ceremony and the cocktail hour) for our daughter's wedding. I cannot say enough about how fabulous both groups were. Spectrum was absolutely amazing -- they are gifted musicians who were, prior to and during our event, responsive to every nuance of our needs. The string quartet was also outstanding. Of course we had done our research ahead of time and knew of Spectrum's reputation, but we were beyond pleased. Thank you, Jan!
We booked the band Spectrum and a string quartet (for the ceremony and the cocktail hour) for our daughter's wedding. I Read more...
We booked the band Spectrum and a string quartet (for the ceremony and the cocktail hour) for our daughter's wedding. I cannot say enough about how fabulous both groups were. Spectrum was absolutely amazing -- they are gifted musicians who were, prior to and during our event, responsive to every nuance of our needs. The string quartet was also outstanding. Of course we had done our research ahead of time and knew of Spectrum's reputation, but we were beyond pleased. Thank you, Jan! Read less
Services Used: Band
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Andrewalison
Wedding:
5/19/2012
5.0/5.0
We had a rockin' good time with DJ Kathy from Davis Event Group. From the planning stage through the execution, our experience was outstanding. Jan was very responsive to our initial inquiry and helped us set up a meeting with DJ Kathy about 6 months before the wedding. It was also easy to work with Jan on the business side of things and focus on the music with the DJ. Kathy came down and met us near our apartment, and we immedietly felt a good connection. Her low-key personality was just the right note for our event. It was particularly helpful that Kathy had previously worked our venue (Hollin Hall) and had built a good rapport with the venue staff. She provided music for the ceremony, cocktail hour, and the reception. We had a wide range of musical styles (classical/opera, showtunes, and 1970s dance music), and she handled it all well. There was a small hiccup as the bride walked down the aisle, but she handled it well and kept the ceremony moving. She even purchased our favorite recordings so that we had just the right music. At the reception, she was very flexible with our rather silly requests and random announcements, and she kept the party going with her song sequencing. The father of the bride recorded a custom song for the father/bride dance, which Kathy easily incorporated into the events. Overall, it was a pitch-perfect event!
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We had a rockin' good time with DJ Kathy from Davis Event Group. From the planning stage through the execution, our experience was outstanding. Jan was very responsive to our initial inquiry and helped us set up a meeting with DJ Kathy about 6 months before the wedding. It was also easy to work with Jan on the business side of things and focus on the music with the DJ. Kathy came down and met us near our apartment, and we immedietly felt a good connection. Her low-key personality was just the right note for our event. It was particularly helpful that Kathy had previously worked our venue (Hollin Hall) and had built a good rapport with the venue staff. She provided music for the ceremony, cocktail hour, and the reception. We had a wide range of musical styles (classical/opera, showtunes, and 1970s dance music), and she handled it all well. There was a small hiccup as the bride walked down the aisle, but she handled it well and kept the ceremony moving. She even purchased our favorite recordings so that we had just the right music. At the reception, she was very flexible with our rather silly requests and random announcements, and she kept the party going with her song sequencing. The father of the bride recorded a custom song for the father/bride dance, which Kathy easily incorporated into the events. Overall, it was a pitch-perfect event! Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Nora
Wedding:
5/4/2012
5.0/5.0
We were highly pleased with the Davis Event Group. They were super easy to reach over email and were very flexible. Our DJ was Steve Hershberger, he was fantastic! Just the right DJ for our wedding reception. He is highly qualified and loves what he does! We couldn't of asked for a better DJ!
We were highly pleased with the Davis Event Group. They were super easy to reach over email and were very flexible. Our DJ Read more...
We were highly pleased with the Davis Event Group. They were super easy to reach over email and were very flexible. Our DJ was Steve Hershberger, he was fantastic! Just the right DJ for our wedding reception. He is highly qualified and loves what he does! We couldn't of asked for a better DJ! Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Rosemary
Wedding:
3/31/2012
5.0/5.0
We were just so happy with how DJ Steve read our crowd and played a perfect mix of music. He had everyone dancing the entire evening. There were just enough slow songs to take a breathe. He ws also the perfect speaker, announcing all that needed to be said in a fun and entailing manner without being too much of a presence. I guess I could say he had a perfect balance. Everyone commented on how much fun they had at our reception and I think DJ Steve had a lot to do with that!

Thank you!
We were just so happy with how DJ Steve read our crowd and played a perfect mix of music. He had everyone dancing the Read more...
We were just so happy with how DJ Steve read our crowd and played a perfect mix of music. He had everyone dancing the entire evening. There were just enough slow songs to take a breathe. He ws also the perfect speaker, announcing all that needed to be said in a fun and entailing manner without being too much of a presence. I guess I could say he had a perfect balance. Everyone commented on how much fun they had at our reception and I think DJ Steve had a lot to do with that!

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Services Used: DJ
The Davis Event Group responded with the following comments:

Hi Rosemary! Thank you so much for your input. We are so glad you were happy! At Davis Event Group, our goal is to make sure every client is matched with the DJ or band that is perfect for them. It is not a process of just going through the roster and seeing who is available on the date. And, we work hard at DEG to make sure that all the details have been covered right up until the moment the DJ or bandleader takes over-so thank you so much for letting us know that we are achieveing this very important goal!
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Joe
Wedding:
2/18/2012
5.0/5.0
We were thrilled with the performance by Encore. The dance floor was never empty and our guests sang every song with the band. Encore was talented, professional, and overall, fun! Jan Davis was very helpful in booking them
for our reception and she was responsive and easy to work with. Highly recommended!
We were thrilled with the performance by Encore. The dance floor was never empty and our guests sang every song with the Read more...
We were thrilled with the performance by Encore. The dance floor was never empty and our guests sang every song with the band. Encore was talented, professional, and overall, fun! Jan Davis was very helpful in booking them
for our reception and she was responsive and easy to work with. Highly recommended! Read less
Services Used: Band
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Nicole
Wedding:
7/30/2011
5.0/5.0
The Davis Event Group provided us with a great DJ on the second try. The first DJ we had issues with, but Jan and Rob made up for that DJ big time by giving me a discount and providing me with a new and awesome DJ. They were very responsive and got back to me right away with questions I had. They were great!
The Davis Event Group provided us with a great DJ on the second try. The first DJ we had issues with, but Jan and Rob made Read more...
The Davis Event Group provided us with a great DJ on the second try. The first DJ we had issues with, but Jan and Rob made up for that DJ big time by giving me a discount and providing me with a new and awesome DJ. They were very responsive and got back to me right away with questions I had. They were great! Read less
Services Used: DJ
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bride's mom
Wedding:
7/30/2011
5.0/5.0
We had DJ Aaron......terrific!!!!!!
We had DJ Aaron......terrific!!!!!!
We had DJ Aaron......terrific!!!!!! Read less
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Megapel
Wedding:
7/30/2011
5.0/5.0
We worked with DJ Aaron Hahn. He was great! We gave him very little direction about musical choices hoping that he would be able to read the crowd better than us and make good decisions about what music would get people up and dancing. We said we liked motown and sinatra. Our party was hopping! We told him we wanted the dancefloor full and he kept it that way. It was a great party!
We worked with DJ Aaron Hahn. He was great! We gave him very little direction about musical choices hoping that he would Read more...
We worked with DJ Aaron Hahn. He was great! We gave him very little direction about musical choices hoping that he would be able to read the crowd better than us and make good decisions about what music would get people up and dancing. We said we liked motown and sinatra. Our party was hopping! We told him we wanted the dancefloor full and he kept it that way. It was a great party! Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Jayme
Wedding:
6/4/2011
5.0/5.0
Jan Davis and our band Full Circle were amazing! We've gotten a million raving reviews about how awesome Full Circle was. Jan was great throughout the entire process. She gave candid opinions on the different bands based on my preferences. I would highly recommend getting in contact with Jan for your upcoming wedding.
Jan Davis and our band Full Circle were amazing! We've gotten a million raving reviews about how awesome Full Circle was. Read more...
Jan Davis and our band Full Circle were amazing! We've gotten a million raving reviews about how awesome Full Circle was. Jan was great throughout the entire process. She gave candid opinions on the different bands based on my preferences. I would highly recommend getting in contact with Jan for your upcoming wedding. Read less
Services Used: Band
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ST
Wedding:
4/30/2011
5.0/5.0
Our DJ was Aaron Hahn. All I wanted for our wedding was for people to be on the dance floor having a great time, and Aaron made that possible. He met with us and gave us much needed guidance on our schedule and potential music selections, putting us at ease about the day. The day-of, he helped us with our processional, kept us on schedule, and he played the best music that kept the dance floor jumping throughout the night. We felt so fortunate to have him as our DJ and received a ton of compliments. Aaron was great!
Our DJ was Aaron Hahn. All I wanted for our wedding was for people to be on the dance floor having a great time, and Aaron Read more...
Our DJ was Aaron Hahn. All I wanted for our wedding was for people to be on the dance floor having a great time, and Aaron made that possible. He met with us and gave us much needed guidance on our schedule and potential music selections, putting us at ease about the day. The day-of, he helped us with our processional, kept us on schedule, and he played the best music that kept the dance floor jumping throughout the night. We felt so fortunate to have him as our DJ and received a ton of compliments. Aaron was great! Read less
Services Used: DJ
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mes1016
Wedding:
4/30/2011
5.0/5.0
Jan Davis Entertainment and Events were wonderful to work with! They really listened to me and our needs. After contacting a few other companies, and not finding what I wanted, I turned to Jan who suggested the perfect band for us on the first try! Jan made our decision really easy...she was quick to respond, easy to work with and flexible. The band we selected was fantastic! We received so many compliments from our guests on how talented and fun they were. They really turned our wedding reception up a notch! I couldn't be happier! I highly recommend Jan for all of your wedding and event entertainment needs.
Jan Davis Entertainment and Events were wonderful to work with! They really listened to me and our needs. After contacting Read more...
Jan Davis Entertainment and Events were wonderful to work with! They really listened to me and our needs. After contacting a few other companies, and not finding what I wanted, I turned to Jan who suggested the perfect band for us on the first try! Jan made our decision really easy...she was quick to respond, easy to work with and flexible. The band we selected was fantastic! We received so many compliments from our guests on how talented and fun they were. They really turned our wedding reception up a notch! I couldn't be happier! I highly recommend Jan for all of your wedding and event entertainment needs. Read less
Services Used: Band
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Novemberwedding
Wedding:
11/6/2010
5.0/5.0
The wedding was ver a month ago and people are still raving about the band. I hire Jan Davis any time I needed a band!
The wedding was ver a month ago and people are still raving about the band. I hire Jan Davis any time I needed a band!
The wedding was ver a month ago and people are still raving about the band. I hire Jan Davis any time I needed a band! Read less
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Donald
Wedding:
10/10/2010
5.0/5.0
Black Tie was fantastic. We had a very wide age range of people at our wedding including children, twenty somethings, and a few from the Greatest Generation. Black Tie provided three hours of non stop music and the dance floor was never empty. We had only one problem that evening: the bar bill exceed my budget many time over...BUT IT WAS WORTH IT. My daughter called her evening the "Magical Perfect Night"

Don LaRue,
Reston VA
Black Tie was fantastic. We had a very wide age range of people at our wedding including children, twenty somethings, and Read more...
Black Tie was fantastic. We had a very wide age range of people at our wedding including children, twenty somethings, and a few from the Greatest Generation. Black Tie provided three hours of non stop music and the dance floor was never empty. We had only one problem that evening: the bar bill exceed my budget many time over...BUT IT WAS WORTH IT. My daughter called her evening the "Magical Perfect Night"

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Services Used: Band
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Ashulman
Wedding:
10/10/2010
5.0/5.0
Jan Davis worked with me to find the perfect entertainment for my wedding reception. The band was professional and their music was amazing. Jan helped me understand all that goes into picking the right entertainment. My father wrote a song and performed it with the band and it was fabulous!
Jan Davis worked with me to find the perfect entertainment for my wedding reception. The band was professional and their Read more...
Jan Davis worked with me to find the perfect entertainment for my wedding reception. The band was professional and their music was amazing. Jan helped me understand all that goes into picking the right entertainment. My father wrote a song and performed it with the band and it was fabulous! Read less
Services Used: Band
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Katie
Wedding:
9/25/2010
5.0/5.0
Jan Davis was a PLEASURE to work with from start to finish! I reached out to Jan while searching for a band for my wedding, and she helped me find and secure the perfect band/DJ combination (Prime Time) -- they were amazing, and all of my guests are still raving about them! She also coordinated a fabulous pianist for my cocktail hour.

I can't emphasize enough how great Jan was to work with. She was so helpful, always responsive, and quick to address and answer any question I had! I would recommend her to anyone!
Jan Davis was a PLEASURE to work with from start to finish! I reached out to Jan while searching for a band for my Read more...
Jan Davis was a PLEASURE to work with from start to finish! I reached out to Jan while searching for a band for my wedding, and she helped me find and secure the perfect band/DJ combination (Prime Time) -- they were amazing, and all of my guests are still raving about them! She also coordinated a fabulous pianist for my cocktail hour.

I can't emphasize enough how great Jan was to work with. She was so helpful, always responsive, and quick to address and answer any question I had! I would recommend her to anyone! Read less
Services Used: Band, DJ
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Tricia
Wedding:
9/17/2010
5.0/5.0
DJ Mike Blaufield was fantastic! We were extremely pleased with his professionalism and willingness to give us exactly what we wanted for both our ceremony and reception music. He was very patient, responsive and had a great personality. Mike made my husband and I feel at ease and confident that all would go smoothly on our big day and it did!! We debated a band versus DJ for a while and we're so happy we went with Mike! We highly recommend him!
DJ Mike Blaufield was fantastic! We were extremely pleased with his professionalism and willingness to give us exactly Read more...
DJ Mike Blaufield was fantastic! We were extremely pleased with his professionalism and willingness to give us exactly what we wanted for both our ceremony and reception music. He was very patient, responsive and had a great personality. Mike made my husband and I feel at ease and confident that all would go smoothly on our big day and it did!! We debated a band versus DJ for a while and we're so happy we went with Mike! We highly recommend him! Read less
Services Used: DJ
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steve
Wedding:
8/7/2010
5.0/5.0
Excellent resource for quality wedding entertainment.
Excellent resource for quality wedding entertainment.
Excellent resource for quality wedding entertainment. Read less
Services Used: Band
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gail
Wedding:
7/24/2010
5.0/5.0
We hired Jan Davis Entertainment to provide the ceremony music, cocktail music and DJ music for our daughter's wedding held at GW River Farm. They were wonderful to deal with from start to finish.

We first hired DJ Mike Blaufeld. Mike is classy, responsive, and very professional and really knows his music. We contacted some other DJs and you just got the sense they were not very professional. You had the feeling you might hire them, maybe they would show, maybe not, or maybe they would send someone else the day of the wedding. We wanted to know who would be there on the day of the wedding.

From the minute we talked with Mike we knew he was the real deal. My daughter and her fiancé met with him and other DJs and there was no question who they wanted – DJ Mike. My daughter’s husband is himself an amateur DJ and knew immediately DJ Mike was who he wanted for the reception.

Mike made them feel comfortable right away and helped them with the overall planning – the dance sequence, who was to be introduced, when etc. Mike served as the MC for the evening and was wonderful. There was not one slip the entire evening. It is hard to get everything to run so smoothly and this is totally thanks to all of the preparations DJ Mike did before the wedding with my daughter and her now husband. We could not have asked for more.

The next day at the Sunday Wedding Brunch that was all anyone could talk about – what a great time they had dancing and how great the music was. Mike had a lot of competition with a gorgeous outdoor setting with a full moon overlooking the Potomac, But his music kept pulling everyone inside to the ballroom and they ended up “literally dancing in the windows,” behind shades, in front of shades. It was hilarious for all to see. Best entertainment of the night. Without a doubt some of the best photos and the video will be of the girls and guys up in the 5 huge windows dancing to DJ Mike’s music.

They also said how they liked that he did not talk and monopolize the time. He just played great music continuously, seamlessly having developed the music selections earlier with the bride and groom. Quite a wonderful, fun a night thanks to Mike!

Late in the wedding planning process, we again contacted Jan Davis as my daughter decided they did want ceremony music. We really did not know what to even ask for at that point. I dealt with Juleen Stacy who was wonderful. Through asking us a serious of questions she figured out what we wanted/needed & booked a fantastic group for us – Bruce Middle Group.

My daughter and her fiancé gave the final approval and worked with Bruce Middle and Juleen on the music selections. The group played before the ceremony, processional music and even sang. It was simply wonderful. The day was extremely hot and we had many guests commenting on how they were enjoying the music so much while waiting for the ceremony to begin that the heat was not a big issue. They also played afterwards during cocktail hour and again were wonderful. We feel very fortunate to have booked them thanks to Juleen’s help.

We are so glad we went with Jan Davis Entertainment. They are extremely nice to work with and we can recommend them highly.
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We hired Jan Davis Entertainment to provide the ceremony music, cocktail music and DJ music for our daughter's wedding held at GW River Farm. They were wonderful to deal with from start to finish.

We first hired DJ Mike Blaufeld. Mike is classy, responsive, and very professional and really knows his music. We contacted some other DJs and you just got the sense they were not very professional. You had the feeling you might hire them, maybe they would show, maybe not, or maybe they would send someone else the day of the wedding. We wanted to know who would be there on the day of the wedding.

From the minute we talked with Mike we knew he was the real deal. My daughter and her fiancé met with him and other DJs and there was no question who they wanted – DJ Mike. My daughter’s husband is himself an amateur DJ and knew immediately DJ Mike was who he wanted for the reception.

Mike made them feel comfortable right away and helped them with the overall planning – the dance sequence, who was to be introduced, when etc. Mike served as the MC for the evening and was wonderful. There was not one slip the entire evening. It is hard to get everything to run so smoothly and this is totally thanks to all of the preparations DJ Mike did before the wedding with my daughter and her now husband. We could not have asked for more.

The next day at the Sunday Wedding Brunch that was all anyone could talk about – what a great time they had dancing and how great the music was. Mike had a lot of competition with a gorgeous outdoor setting with a full moon overlooking the Potomac, But his music kept pulling everyone inside to the ballroom and they ended up “literally dancing in the windows,” behind shades, in front of shades. It was hilarious for all to see. Best entertainment of the night. Without a doubt some of the best photos and the video will be of the girls and guys up in the 5 huge windows dancing to DJ Mike’s music.

They also said how they liked that he did not talk and monopolize the time. He just played great music continuously, seamlessly having developed the music selections earlier with the bride and groom. Quite a wonderful, fun a night thanks to Mike!

Late in the wedding planning process, we again contacted Jan Davis as my daughter decided they did want ceremony music. We really did not know what to even ask for at that point. I dealt with Juleen Stacy who was wonderful. Through asking us a serious of questions she figured out what we wanted/needed & booked a fantastic group for us – Bruce Middle Group.

My daughter and her fiancé gave the final approval and worked with Bruce Middle and Juleen on the music selections. The group played before the ceremony, processional music and even sang. It was simply wonderful. The day was extremely hot and we had many guests commenting on how they were enjoying the music so much while waiting for the ceremony to begin that the heat was not a big issue. They also played afterwards during cocktail hour and again were wonderful. We feel very fortunate to have booked them thanks to Juleen’s help.

We are so glad we went with Jan Davis Entertainment. They are extremely nice to work with and we can recommend them highly. Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music, DJ
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Santi
Wedding:
5/29/2010
5.0/5.0
We are SO happy we hired Jan Davis Entertainment for our wedding. We left finding a DJ to the last minute, as I was not sure I wanted one...having been to several weddings where the DJ totally ruined the vibe and did not listen to the bride/groom/wedding party regarding what music they wanted to hear. However, my fiance finally convinced me....and after interviewing a few companies around town, we settled on JDE (mostly based on their much more competitive price, and our discussion with Juleen, who was so much more laid-back than many of the other DJs/companies I talked to who were very "in-your-face" and even arrogant). Juleen at Jan Davis was extremely accommodating and helpful - recommending DJ Steve, after talking to us about what we wanted for our wedding.

DJ Steve was FABULOUS! Despite the short timeline before our wedding (we hired him 3 weeks before the date!) - he met with us on a Saturday at our house, talking through the kind of music we wanted, the vibe, etc. He was very professional, extremely cool, and we felt 100% confident that he would deliver what we wanted - and he absolutely did! There was never a lag on the dance floor - it was pumping all night, because he gauged the mood of our guests perfectly - switching between genres of music seemlessly (from Motown and oldies for the parents, to some fun cheesy 80s, to Top 40 dance tunes, to salsa/merengue, and even blending in some international music that I had provided him on a CD). Steve's Serato Scratch Live technology is also super-cool....I had fun guessing what song he was transitioning to, and it provided for an almost performance-like atmosphere. Everyone commented on how amazing the DJ was - and he did an extra encore set of songs at the very end of the night as people just did not want to leave the dance floor. Steve also provided the music for our ceremony, which was perfect.

I definitely recommend Jan Davis Entertainment. As I said above, I talked to several other companies who were charging more than 300% of what JDE charged me. So between JDE's value for cost, Juleen's professionalism and accommodating treatment of us, and the unbelievable party that DJ Steve provided for us - you would be hard-pressed to find better people to work with for your wedding.
We are SO happy we hired Jan Davis Entertainment for our wedding. We left finding a DJ to the last minute, as I was not Read more...
We are SO happy we hired Jan Davis Entertainment for our wedding. We left finding a DJ to the last minute, as I was not sure I wanted one...having been to several weddings where the DJ totally ruined the vibe and did not listen to the bride/groom/wedding party regarding what music they wanted to hear. However, my fiance finally convinced me....and after interviewing a few companies around town, we settled on JDE (mostly based on their much more competitive price, and our discussion with Juleen, who was so much more laid-back than many of the other DJs/companies I talked to who were very "in-your-face" and even arrogant). Juleen at Jan Davis was extremely accommodating and helpful - recommending DJ Steve, after talking to us about what we wanted for our wedding.

DJ Steve was FABULOUS! Despite the short timeline before our wedding (we hired him 3 weeks before the date!) - he met with us on a Saturday at our house, talking through the kind of music we wanted, the vibe, etc. He was very professional, extremely cool, and we felt 100% confident that he would deliver what we wanted - and he absolutely did! There was never a lag on the dance floor - it was pumping all night, because he gauged the mood of our guests perfectly - switching between genres of music seemlessly (from Motown and oldies for the parents, to some fun cheesy 80s, to Top 40 dance tunes, to salsa/merengue, and even blending in some international music that I had provided him on a CD). Steve's Serato Scratch Live technology is also super-cool....I had fun guessing what song he was transitioning to, and it provided for an almost performance-like atmosphere. Everyone commented on how amazing the DJ was - and he did an extra encore set of songs at the very end of the night as people just did not want to leave the dance floor. Steve also provided the music for our ceremony, which was perfect.

I definitely recommend Jan Davis Entertainment. As I said above, I talked to several other companies who were charging more than 300% of what JDE charged me. So between JDE's value for cost, Juleen's professionalism and accommodating treatment of us, and the unbelievable party that DJ Steve provided for us - you would be hard-pressed to find better people to work with for your wedding. Read less
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GDC
Wedding:
4/24/2010
5.0/5.0
Jan Davis was absolutely fantastic. We had a limited budget and they worked with us and found exactly the type of band we had wanted, at the budget we requested. So professional, so easy for us to plan, and I can only but reccomend them to all who wish to have a great band for a special event. The band was so professional also. I could not have wished for more.
Jan Davis was absolutely fantastic. We had a limited budget and they worked with us and found exactly the type of band we Read more...
Jan Davis was absolutely fantastic. We had a limited budget and they worked with us and found exactly the type of band we had wanted, at the budget we requested. So professional, so easy for us to plan, and I can only but reccomend them to all who wish to have a great band for a special event. The band was so professional also. I could not have wished for more. Read less
Services Used: Band
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pixietracy
Wedding:
4/24/2010
5.0/5.0
Jan Davis was wonderful. We had DJ Steve who provided us with exactly the vibe we wanted to have at our wedding. People were on the dance floor all night long. We got several compliments on what an amazing DJ we had. He was not cheesy or showy, but spoke when he needed to, was super cool and seemed into his job, which was great to see.
Jan Davis was wonderful. We had DJ Steve who provided us with exactly the vibe we wanted to have at our wedding. People Read more...
Jan Davis was wonderful. We had DJ Steve who provided us with exactly the vibe we wanted to have at our wedding. People were on the dance floor all night long. We got several compliments on what an amazing DJ we had. He was not cheesy or showy, but spoke when he needed to, was super cool and seemed into his job, which was great to see. Read less
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Cori
Wedding:
10/24/2009
5.0/5.0
Juleen at Jan Davis Entertainment and Events was great to work with -- she helped us select our band for our wedding and they were amazing , just as she had promised. I would highly recommend going through Jan Davis Ent. & Events for an event, they are great to work with.
Juleen at Jan Davis Entertainment and Events was great to work with -- she helped us select our band for our wedding and Read more...
Juleen at Jan Davis Entertainment and Events was great to work with -- she helped us select our band for our wedding and they were amazing , just as she had promised. I would highly recommend going through Jan Davis Ent. & Events for an event, they are great to work with. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
We booked a wonderful harpist with Jan Davis for our ceremony. Even though there was a minor issue (on their end) with the first harpist scheduled to play at our wedding, they were quick in letting us know the problem and already had another harpist lined up for us. Very professional and great communication!
We booked a wonderful harpist with Jan Davis for our ceremony. Even though there was a minor issue (on their end) with the Read more...
We booked a wonderful harpist with Jan Davis for our ceremony. Even though there was a minor issue (on their end) with the first harpist scheduled to play at our wedding, they were quick in letting us know the problem and already had another harpist lined up for us. Very professional and great communication! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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spamela
Wedding:
9/6/2009
5.0/5.0
We worked with Juleen Stacy of Jan Davis. She was wonderful to work with. We were looking for a truly unique wedding band and she found us the Jangling Reinharts from Jan's sister agency, Sam Hill. Juleen was great at listening to what we wanted and finding a great band. She also booked us a string trio that was lovely and advised us on the schedule for the wedding day.

As for the band, The Jangling Reinharts... They are the most awesome wedding band ever! We wanted a band that played cool cover songs, classic rock and got the crowd moving and they more than exceeded our expectations. They played everything from The Beatles to Journey to Guns N'Roses. Everyone was up on the dance floor the whole night and I would say the band (along with our excellent venue) was the key to our completely awesome wedding. I can't recommend them enough-- and their prices were much more reasonable than most of the stuffy, "wedding bands" in DC. We haven't stopped getting complements on the band.
We worked with Juleen Stacy of Jan Davis. She was wonderful to work with. We were looking for a truly unique wedding band Read more...
We worked with Juleen Stacy of Jan Davis. She was wonderful to work with. We were looking for a truly unique wedding band and she found us the Jangling Reinharts from Jan's sister agency, Sam Hill. Juleen was great at listening to what we wanted and finding a great band. She also booked us a string trio that was lovely and advised us on the schedule for the wedding day.

As for the band, The Jangling Reinharts... They are the most awesome wedding band ever! We wanted a band that played cool cover songs, classic rock and got the crowd moving and they more than exceeded our expectations. They played everything from The Beatles to Journey to Guns N'Roses. Everyone was up on the dance floor the whole night and I would say the band (along with our excellent venue) was the key to our completely awesome wedding. I can't recommend them enough-- and their prices were much more reasonable than most of the stuffy, "wedding bands" in DC. We haven't stopped getting complements on the band. Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
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Christopher Bonsall
Wedding:
7/18/2009
5.0/5.0
We were fortunate to find DJ Mike to mc our beach wedding ceremony and reception at Rehoboth Beach this past July. His extreme professionalism, flexibility and overall quality of service was outstanding. He took care of everything including setting up music and mics on the beach for our ceremony. DJ Mike welcomed the daunting task of melding our varied musical tastes, ranging from country to hiphop, to satisfy our family and friends from age 2 to age 90. He worked with us to include our taste in music, suggested perfect selections for us when needed, and also kept the party going and guests dancing at the reception. We were most impressed by his thorough preparation and communication with us prior to the big day. We highly recommend DJ Mike for his outstanding DJ service. He was a pleasure to work with and certainly provided a memory that exceeded our expectations. Thanks again Mike!
Chris and Wendy Bonsall
We were fortunate to find DJ Mike to mc our beach wedding ceremony and reception at Rehoboth Beach this past July. His Read more...
We were fortunate to find DJ Mike to mc our beach wedding ceremony and reception at Rehoboth Beach this past July. His extreme professionalism, flexibility and overall quality of service was outstanding. He took care of everything including setting up music and mics on the beach for our ceremony. DJ Mike welcomed the daunting task of melding our varied musical tastes, ranging from country to hiphop, to satisfy our family and friends from age 2 to age 90. He worked with us to include our taste in music, suggested perfect selections for us when needed, and also kept the party going and guests dancing at the reception. We were most impressed by his thorough preparation and communication with us prior to the big day. We highly recommend DJ Mike for his outstanding DJ service. He was a pleasure to work with and certainly provided a memory that exceeded our expectations. Thanks again Mike!
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Melissa
Wedding:
12/31/2008
5.0/5.0
Jan was super responsive and provided us with many great DJ's to choose from. All of her staff were wonderful to work with through the contracting process and her DJ was very accommodating of all of our wishes. We would use Jan and her DJ's again in a heartbeat.
Jan was super responsive and provided us with many great DJ's to choose from. All of her staff were wonderful to work with Read more...
Jan was super responsive and provided us with many great DJ's to choose from. All of her staff were wonderful to work with through the contracting process and her DJ was very accommodating of all of our wishes. We would use Jan and her DJ's again in a heartbeat. Read less
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Ellen
Wedding:
11/15/2008
5.0/5.0
I have nothing but huge accolades for DJ Mike! Our wedding was a cold, rainy November evening, and DJ Mike helped make it the party of the year. You name it (age, background, musical taste), they were dancing. The dance floor was packed all night, and not because of cheesy songs (YMCA, Macarena, etc, which I placed on my "do not play" list and which DJ Mike completely respected), but because DJ Mike has an amazing ability to read a crowd and figure out what will get people out on the dance floor. The dinner hour music was awesome (sort of Sinatra "plus") and then the dancing was fantastic.... a mix of just great dance music plus some stuff he really tailored for our preferences and for our guests. DJ Mike is fabulous and will make your wedding (or whatever event) fantastic!!
I have nothing but huge accolades for DJ Mike! Our wedding was a cold, rainy November evening, and DJ Mike helped make it Read more...
I have nothing but huge accolades for DJ Mike! Our wedding was a cold, rainy November evening, and DJ Mike helped make it the party of the year. You name it (age, background, musical taste), they were dancing. The dance floor was packed all night, and not because of cheesy songs (YMCA, Macarena, etc, which I placed on my "do not play" list and which DJ Mike completely respected), but because DJ Mike has an amazing ability to read a crowd and figure out what will get people out on the dance floor. The dinner hour music was awesome (sort of Sinatra "plus") and then the dancing was fantastic.... a mix of just great dance music plus some stuff he really tailored for our preferences and for our guests. DJ Mike is fabulous and will make your wedding (or whatever event) fantastic!! Read less
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jolewack
Wedding:
11/1/2008
5.0/5.0
DJ Mike was fantastic! He was extremely professional and responsive from start to finish! It was a pleasure working with him, the initial consultation was great. We exchanged creative ideas. We benefited from his guidance and working knowledge. He kept communication open at all times by sending a friendly email or phone call. At the reception, our entire group of 150 guest were on the dance floor, thanks to DJ Mike. With over 25 introductions of a diverse group, DJ Mike was committed to the correct pronunciations of everyones names. This ensured each of our attendants was given the proper recognition and thanks for celebrating our special days with us! The selection of music was well suited for a wedding. He catered to all our needs. The quality he offers was well worth the affordable price! THANK YOU SOO MUCH DJ MIKE!!!
DJ Mike was fantastic! He was extremely professional and responsive from start to finish! It was a pleasure working with Read more...
DJ Mike was fantastic! He was extremely professional and responsive from start to finish! It was a pleasure working with him, the initial consultation was great. We exchanged creative ideas. We benefited from his guidance and working knowledge. He kept communication open at all times by sending a friendly email or phone call. At the reception, our entire group of 150 guest were on the dance floor, thanks to DJ Mike. With over 25 introductions of a diverse group, DJ Mike was committed to the correct pronunciations of everyones names. This ensured each of our attendants was given the proper recognition and thanks for celebrating our special days with us! The selection of music was well suited for a wedding. He catered to all our needs. The quality he offers was well worth the affordable price! THANK YOU SOO MUCH DJ MIKE!!! Read less
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DC Bride 08
Wedding:
9/19/2008
5.0/5.0
The service is fantastic and you have a wide variety of DJ's to choose from based on price, etc. We used DJ Rob and he was amazing. I was very nervous that any DJ we booked would be on the mic too much and make it super cheesy. This was not the case at all. He was very good about slipping in to the background. I gave him some guidance but for the most part it was he who selected the music based on what people were dancing to and not dancing to. Jan herself is extremely professional and is always on top of everything. I highly recommend this vendor.
The service is fantastic and you have a wide variety of DJ's to choose from based on price, etc. We used DJ Rob and he was Read more...
The service is fantastic and you have a wide variety of DJ's to choose from based on price, etc. We used DJ Rob and he was amazing. I was very nervous that any DJ we booked would be on the mic too much and make it super cheesy. This was not the case at all. He was very good about slipping in to the background. I gave him some guidance but for the most part it was he who selected the music based on what people were dancing to and not dancing to. Jan herself is extremely professional and is always on top of everything. I highly recommend this vendor. Read less
Services Used: DJ
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MK
Wedding:
8/30/2008
5.0/5.0
We hired Doctor's Orders through Jan Davis Entertainment and I can't say enough about how exceptional they were!!! Very talented, high energy, really able to read the crowd and very gracious in accomodating some special requests. They were so much fun!
We hired Doctor's Orders through Jan Davis Entertainment and I can't say enough about how exceptional they were!!! Very Read more...
We hired Doctor's Orders through Jan Davis Entertainment and I can't say enough about how exceptional they were!!! Very talented, high energy, really able to read the crowd and very gracious in accomodating some special requests. They were so much fun! Read less
Services Used: Band
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longdistancepro
Wedding:
8/2/2008
5.0/5.0
Jan Davis Entertainment helped set us up with someone who fit our needs, DJ Mike. We are so grateful because DJ Mike was AMAZING. He was a totally friendly guy and very professional. He took our requests very seriously and also made good recommendations to us about how to structure our reception, how much music could be played, and how to get people dancing, all of which made the reception flow very smoothly. Our friends and family told us that the reception was one if not the best that they had ever attended, and DJ Mike was a great reason for this! The dance floor was packed the whole night and after we left, my dad had to pay DJ Mike to stay another hour or so above and beyond our contract because people were having so much fun! He has a great personality, very tactful, enthusiastic and optimistic. He also worked directly with our reception venue to work out the technical set-up details which made it easy for us. His style is to be the unobtrusive backbone of the happiness and fun of your special night. All in all he is awesome and I would highly recommend him and Jan Davis Entertainment!
Jan Davis Entertainment helped set us up with someone who fit our needs, DJ Mike. We are so grateful because DJ Mike was Read more...
Jan Davis Entertainment helped set us up with someone who fit our needs, DJ Mike. We are so grateful because DJ Mike was AMAZING. He was a totally friendly guy and very professional. He took our requests very seriously and also made good recommendations to us about how to structure our reception, how much music could be played, and how to get people dancing, all of which made the reception flow very smoothly. Our friends and family told us that the reception was one if not the best that they had ever attended, and DJ Mike was a great reason for this! The dance floor was packed the whole night and after we left, my dad had to pay DJ Mike to stay another hour or so above and beyond our contract because people were having so much fun! He has a great personality, very tactful, enthusiastic and optimistic. He also worked directly with our reception venue to work out the technical set-up details which made it easy for us. His style is to be the unobtrusive backbone of the happiness and fun of your special night. All in all he is awesome and I would highly recommend him and Jan Davis Entertainment! Read less
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Matthew
Wedding:
7/5/2008
5.0/5.0
We were extremely happy with Jan Davis Entertainment and DJ Mike. Jan made everything so easy and pleasant, it had to be the easiest decision of the wedding. Mike was fantastic, kept people entertained and was very responsive and sensitive to request by the bride. We even had him do the announcing which was a day of change, and he no problem and did a great job.

If you have a wedding approaching, give these guys a call, you won't regret it.
We were extremely happy with Jan Davis Entertainment and DJ Mike. Jan made everything so easy and pleasant, it had to be Read more...
We were extremely happy with Jan Davis Entertainment and DJ Mike. Jan made everything so easy and pleasant, it had to be the easiest decision of the wedding. Mike was fantastic, kept people entertained and was very responsive and sensitive to request by the bride. We even had him do the announcing which was a day of change, and he no problem and did a great job.

If you have a wedding approaching, give these guys a call, you won't regret it. Read less
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Maree
Wedding:
6/28/2008
5.0/5.0
We found Encore at a bridal showcase at the Patriot Center and were instantly impressed. We decided to go through Jan Davis instead of Washington Talent because on the whole she just seemed to be more responsive, and thought that the price was very reasonable given that we got a seven-piece band for four hours of dancing. Jan was friendly and very helpful at getting everything set up with the band.

As for Encore, they were fantastic. As a musician I was pretty picky about the band choice (finding a good female vocalist is particularly tricky) but they did not disappoint! Everyone loved their energy (the singers all mingled with the guests while performing) and their renditions of all the songs were great. They even learned our first dance song and accompanied me while I performed for my new husband :)

I highly recommend both Encore and Jan Davis Entertainment!
We found Encore at a bridal showcase at the Patriot Center and were instantly impressed. We decided to go through Jan Read more...
We found Encore at a bridal showcase at the Patriot Center and were instantly impressed. We decided to go through Jan Davis instead of Washington Talent because on the whole she just seemed to be more responsive, and thought that the price was very reasonable given that we got a seven-piece band for four hours of dancing. Jan was friendly and very helpful at getting everything set up with the band.

As for Encore, they were fantastic. As a musician I was pretty picky about the band choice (finding a good female vocalist is particularly tricky) but they did not disappoint! Everyone loved their energy (the singers all mingled with the guests while performing) and their renditions of all the songs were great. They even learned our first dance song and accompanied me while I performed for my new husband :)

I highly recommend both Encore and Jan Davis Entertainment! Read less
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Omar
Wedding:
6/8/2008
5.0/5.0
Jan Davis Entertainment is hands down the BEST vendor for anyone searching for wedding entertainment. After searching for multiple vendors to provide music for my ceremony and reception, I came to the conclusion that there was no one out there that could provide me with exactly what I wanted for my wedding until I stumbled upon Jan Davis Entertainment. Being in the Military and stationed oversees the time window for planning a wedding in the United States was very small. I explained my difficult sitiuation to Jan and told her exactly what I envisioned for my wedding. Needless to say Jan flawlessly accomodated all my needs within minutes. Not only did Jan provide me with one of the best DJs in the Washington D.C. area (Mike), but she also provided me with an exceptional Trio for my wedding ceremony. Jan Davis Entertainment deserves all the accolades in the world by making my wedding the most exciting and festive occasion to be remembered for years to come. Once again THANK YOU JAN!
Jan Davis Entertainment is hands down the BEST vendor for anyone searching for wedding entertainment. After searching for Read more...
Jan Davis Entertainment is hands down the BEST vendor for anyone searching for wedding entertainment. After searching for multiple vendors to provide music for my ceremony and reception, I came to the conclusion that there was no one out there that could provide me with exactly what I wanted for my wedding until I stumbled upon Jan Davis Entertainment. Being in the Military and stationed oversees the time window for planning a wedding in the United States was very small. I explained my difficult sitiuation to Jan and told her exactly what I envisioned for my wedding. Needless to say Jan flawlessly accomodated all my needs within minutes. Not only did Jan provide me with one of the best DJs in the Washington D.C. area (Mike), but she also provided me with an exceptional Trio for my wedding ceremony. Jan Davis Entertainment deserves all the accolades in the world by making my wedding the most exciting and festive occasion to be remembered for years to come. Once again THANK YOU JAN! Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music, DJ
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shoshanna
Wedding:
5/25/2008
5.0/5.0
I worked with Juleen Stacy and she was terrific and was able to give us live music at my wedding AND kept it within our tight budget. Juleen was also easy to get a hold of whenever I had any questions.

We had a lovely harpist and flautist for the ceremony and then had Barry Gurley at our reception.
They were all just wonderful -Barry kept it going and everyone loved how they sounded! A class act all the way! They even accommodated my request for me to sing a special song right before our first dance - I was even able to rehearse with Barry at his local gig on a couple of nights.

No hassles, very straight forward and very easy to deal with - they were always on top of what needed to happen

A class act all the way!
I worked with Juleen Stacy and she was terrific and was able to give us live music at my wedding AND kept it within our Read more...
I worked with Juleen Stacy and she was terrific and was able to give us live music at my wedding AND kept it within our tight budget. Juleen was also easy to get a hold of whenever I had any questions.

We had a lovely harpist and flautist for the ceremony and then had Barry Gurley at our reception.
They were all just wonderful -Barry kept it going and everyone loved how they sounded! A class act all the way! They even accommodated my request for me to sing a special song right before our first dance - I was even able to rehearse with Barry at his local gig on a couple of nights.

No hassles, very straight forward and very easy to deal with - they were always on top of what needed to happen

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Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music, Wedding Venue
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Liz437
Wedding:
5/10/2008
5.0/5.0
I would wholeheartedly recommend Jan Davis!! Jan is amazingly upbeat & sweet & really cares about making you feel like your wedding is the only one that matters. Kevin was an amazing DJ- he made our night perfect!! We had people from ages 10 to 70 dancing and singing all night long!! When we were looking for a DJ Kevin came out to our local coffee shop at the best time for us (9PM but he was completely flexible and had no problem coming out!) & we liked him right off the bat. He wasn't pushy or obnoxious like some other DJs we spoke with; he made us comfortable & really took the time to get to know us & the kind of wedding we both hoped for. He only does one wedding a day which turned out to be very important as we had some serious last-minute reshuffling of timing & he came out an hour early with additional outdoor equipment with no problem! He wasn’t one of those obnoxious Djs who turns the whole night into a lame comedy routine or one of those guys that’s really stuffy or bored. His upbeat attitude & amazing song selection really made our night. We still have people telling us that we threw a great party-not just a nice wedding, but a great party, which is exactly what we wanted.
I would wholeheartedly recommend Jan Davis!! Jan is amazingly upbeat & sweet & really cares about making you feel like Read more...
I would wholeheartedly recommend Jan Davis!! Jan is amazingly upbeat & sweet & really cares about making you feel like your wedding is the only one that matters. Kevin was an amazing DJ- he made our night perfect!! We had people from ages 10 to 70 dancing and singing all night long!! When we were looking for a DJ Kevin came out to our local coffee shop at the best time for us (9PM but he was completely flexible and had no problem coming out!) & we liked him right off the bat. He wasn't pushy or obnoxious like some other DJs we spoke with; he made us comfortable & really took the time to get to know us & the kind of wedding we both hoped for. He only does one wedding a day which turned out to be very important as we had some serious last-minute reshuffling of timing & he came out an hour early with additional outdoor equipment with no problem! He wasn’t one of those obnoxious Djs who turns the whole night into a lame comedy routine or one of those guys that’s really stuffy or bored. His upbeat attitude & amazing song selection really made our night. We still have people telling us that we threw a great party-not just a nice wedding, but a great party, which is exactly what we wanted. Read less
Services Used: DJ
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KCS
Wedding:
5/3/2008
5.0/5.0
Jan did a great job of helping us find the right band for our wedding based on our crowd, venue and tastes. The band Second Nature was incredible and the trio that played during the wedding and reception was great as well. Jan was proactive and responsive and asked the right questions to gauge our needs. It was a joy to work with Jan and very highly recommend her services.
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Jan did a great job of helping us find the right band for our wedding based on our crowd, venue and tastes. The band Second Nature was incredible and the trio that played during the wedding and reception was great as well. Jan was proactive and responsive and asked the right questions to gauge our needs. It was a joy to work with Jan and very highly recommend her services. Read less
Services Used: Band
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Marisa B.
Wedding:
4/5/2008
5.0/5.0
We would highly recommend Jan Davis Entertainment for your wedding DJ. Juleen Stacy was extremely helpful in determining our entertainment needs and chose DJ Kathy for us. We spoke to DJ Kathy before booking her and were happy that she understood what we were looking for, since we had a very diverse age group at our wedding. We spoke to DJ Kathy again before the wedding to finalize and confirm our songs, etc.

We were extremely please with DJ Kathy. She was professional in every aspect. She double-checked with us on how to pronounce names, ensured the order of entry into the reception hall was correct, and throughout the evening, would check with us regarding when to do the toasts, cake cutting, bouquet toss, etc. She helped serve as our timekeeper for these important milestones during our event. We really appreciate the care and effort she put into our wedding. It truly made the difference. We would highly recommend Jan Davis Entertainment and DJ Kathy to anyone looking for a high quality DJ.
We would highly recommend Jan Davis Entertainment for your wedding DJ. Juleen Stacy was extremely helpful in determining Read more...
We would highly recommend Jan Davis Entertainment for your wedding DJ. Juleen Stacy was extremely helpful in determining our entertainment needs and chose DJ Kathy for us. We spoke to DJ Kathy before booking her and were happy that she understood what we were looking for, since we had a very diverse age group at our wedding. We spoke to DJ Kathy again before the wedding to finalize and confirm our songs, etc.

We were extremely please with DJ Kathy. She was professional in every aspect. She double-checked with us on how to pronounce names, ensured the order of entry into the reception hall was correct, and throughout the evening, would check with us regarding when to do the toasts, cake cutting, bouquet toss, etc. She helped serve as our timekeeper for these important milestones during our event. We really appreciate the care and effort she put into our wedding. It truly made the difference. We would highly recommend Jan Davis Entertainment and DJ Kathy to anyone looking for a high quality DJ. Read less
Services Used: DJ
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ashleym
Wedding:
10/6/2007
5.0/5.0
We have nothing but WONDERFUL things to say about Jan Davis Entertainment and the band Encore. They were amazing and we had a wonderful wedding because of them....I truly believe that. The band members took the time to understand what we wanted for our basic song list and then they just went off the audience's reaction to the songs for the rest of the night. They knew what our guests were enjoying and just kept it coming. It was perfect....and EVERYONE commented on the band. I would absolutely use them again, and again, and again.
We have nothing but WONDERFUL things to say about Jan Davis Entertainment and the band Encore. They were amazing and we Read more...
We have nothing but WONDERFUL things to say about Jan Davis Entertainment and the band Encore. They were amazing and we had a wonderful wedding because of them....I truly believe that. The band members took the time to understand what we wanted for our basic song list and then they just went off the audience's reaction to the songs for the rest of the night. They knew what our guests were enjoying and just kept it coming. It was perfect....and EVERYONE commented on the band. I would absolutely use them again, and again, and again. Read less
Services Used: Band
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Tony
Wedding:
6/16/2007
5.0/5.0
I wanted to say thank you. All the musicians were fantastic. The quartet was elegant and the heralder added just the right touch. When Jen & I heard him we both melted and knew that the moment had arrived. We enjoyed the strings during the cocktail hour. They complemented perfectly with Oatland’s gardens.

Galaxy was great!! I cannot say enough about them. They had everyone on the dance floor. The night would have not been the party it was without them, They coordinated everything and so obliging with requests.

Please thank all the musicians for making our day so special.

Thank you so much for guiding Jennifer. Your choices made my daughter’s wedding magic.
I wanted to say thank you. All the musicians were fantastic. The quartet was elegant and the heralder added just the right Read more...
I wanted to say thank you. All the musicians were fantastic. The quartet was elegant and the heralder added just the right touch. When Jen & I heard him we both melted and knew that the moment had arrived. We enjoyed the strings during the cocktail hour. They complemented perfectly with Oatland’s gardens.

Galaxy was great!! I cannot say enough about them. They had everyone on the dance floor. The night would have not been the party it was without them, They coordinated everything and so obliging with requests.

Please thank all the musicians for making our day so special.

Thank you so much for guiding Jennifer. Your choices made my daughter’s wedding magic. Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
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Ken
Wedding:
6/10/2007
5.0/5.0
Jan Davis does business the way it should be done, face to face and with the customers' best interest at heart. I contacted several of the areas other Entertainment Agencies and selected Jan Davis Entertainment because Jan really showed an interest in my wedding. The personalized service was outstanding. From actually listening to what I was saying, to selecting several bands for us to review, to working with my wife and I on personalizing our wedding planner, it was just terrific! We just got back from our Honeymoon in Hawaii, and all we talk about to our family and friends is our wedding. Great Job Jan!
Jan Davis does business the way it should be done, face to face and with the customers' best interest at heart. I Read more...
Jan Davis does business the way it should be done, face to face and with the customers' best interest at heart. I contacted several of the areas other Entertainment Agencies and selected Jan Davis Entertainment because Jan really showed an interest in my wedding. The personalized service was outstanding. From actually listening to what I was saying, to selecting several bands for us to review, to working with my wife and I on personalizing our wedding planner, it was just terrific! We just got back from our Honeymoon in Hawaii, and all we talk about to our family and friends is our wedding. Great Job Jan! Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
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Lisa
Wedding:
5/28/2006
5.0/5.0
The classical guitarist and the DJ---both at the reception---did great jobs! Jan also offered terrific advice regarding the order of events at the reception. Thank you, Jan!
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The classical guitarist and the DJ---both at the reception---did great jobs! Jan also offered terrific advice regarding the order of events at the reception. Thank you, Jan! Read less
Services Used: DJ, Unique Services
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Theresa
Wedding:
9/3/2005
5.0/5.0
I would give Jan Davis and her team the highest ratings in all areas!! I absolutely love them! I had worked with her for years doing corporate events so when my big day came, I knew where to call. She helped me screen through all the options for the music, the DJ, the venue, the food, etc. so I knew I would have the big day "team" I needed. Our photographers were SO phenomenal! I cannot tell you how many compliments we still get (two years after the wedding!) on our engagement photos and the rest of the wedding album. They were always where they needed to be to get some perfect shots. The DJ helped us ensure we were on task (first dance, father-daughter dance, cutting the cake, etc.) and as on time as possible. He was funny, entertaining, and kept the party going. The cake turned out so beautifully we didn't want to eat it. They are reasonably priced, are in constant contact with you, and are always willing to work in your little "unique" ideas (like Haitian-themed favors -- where can we find those?!) The entire Jan Davis team has such years of experience, they always know where to get what you are looking for or at least how to point you in the right direction. I cannot say enough great things about them and would recommend them to everyone without hesitation. If you give them the ball, they can run with it!
I would give Jan Davis and her team the highest ratings in all areas!! I absolutely love them! I had worked with her for Read more...
I would give Jan Davis and her team the highest ratings in all areas!! I absolutely love them! I had worked with her for years doing corporate events so when my big day came, I knew where to call. She helped me screen through all the options for the music, the DJ, the venue, the food, etc. so I knew I would have the big day "team" I needed. Our photographers were SO phenomenal! I cannot tell you how many compliments we still get (two years after the wedding!) on our engagement photos and the rest of the wedding album. They were always where they needed to be to get some perfect shots. The DJ helped us ensure we were on task (first dance, father-daughter dance, cutting the cake, etc.) and as on time as possible. He was funny, entertaining, and kept the party going. The cake turned out so beautifully we didn't want to eat it. They are reasonably priced, are in constant contact with you, and are always willing to work in your little "unique" ideas (like Haitian-themed favors -- where can we find those?!) The entire Jan Davis team has such years of experience, they always know where to get what you are looking for or at least how to point you in the right direction. I cannot say enough great things about them and would recommend them to everyone without hesitation. If you give them the ball, they can run with it! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Ceremony Music, DJ, Flowers, Photography, Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue
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Kurt
Wedding:
5/18/2001
5.0/5.0
Jan and her staff were absolutely the best! We had a beautiful wedding at the Morrison House in Old Town Alexandria. The ceremony music was perfect and the small jazz group we had for the reception was terrific. Jan worked with me every step of the way, listening to my concerns and providing her years of experience to answer my millions of questions. Patience, thoroughness, and professionalism is how I would describe Jan and her agency.
Jan and her staff were absolutely the best! We had a beautiful wedding at the Morrison House in Old Town Alexandria. The Read more...
Jan and her staff were absolutely the best! We had a beautiful wedding at the Morrison House in Old Town Alexandria. The ceremony music was perfect and the small jazz group we had for the reception was terrific. Jan worked with me every step of the way, listening to my concerns and providing her years of experience to answer my millions of questions. Patience, thoroughness, and professionalism is how I would describe Jan and her agency. Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
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Katie
Wedding:
9/21/2013
4.9/5.0
We contacted Jan of Davis Event Group right after we locked down our venue to help us book the right band for our popular wedding date. Jan was very helpful with the booking process and suggested several bands that were available and were highly recommended in Maryland. We booked Sound Nation, an awesome DC band that kept our dance floor packed all night long. We had never seen Sound Nation, but several of our friends loved them and Jan also said they were one of her favorite bands to book for her clients. Jan checked in throughout our planning and a month before the wedding, provided us with a detailed wedding day form to complete in advance of our conversation with the band leader. Depending on the band you book, you will likely use an entertainment agency that serves as the management company between the client and the band. It was a bit frustrating, but you likely won't speak to the band directly until right before your wedding, so your agency is important. Jan was very professional, educated on the market, and responsive to all of my questions. Sound Nation was a huge hit and made our celebration! Guests of all ages loved their energy, rhythm, and song list. Jan made a fantastic suggestion and I have already recommended her service to other engaged couples who are looking for the best band for their dream wedding.
We contacted Jan of Davis Event Group right after we locked down our venue to help us book the right band for our popular Read more...
We contacted Jan of Davis Event Group right after we locked down our venue to help us book the right band for our popular wedding date. Jan was very helpful with the booking process and suggested several bands that were available and were highly recommended in Maryland. We booked Sound Nation, an awesome DC band that kept our dance floor packed all night long. We had never seen Sound Nation, but several of our friends loved them and Jan also said they were one of her favorite bands to book for her clients. Jan checked in throughout our planning and a month before the wedding, provided us with a detailed wedding day form to complete in advance of our conversation with the band leader. Depending on the band you book, you will likely use an entertainment agency that serves as the management company between the client and the band. It was a bit frustrating, but you likely won't speak to the band directly until right before your wedding, so your agency is important. Jan was very professional, educated on the market, and responsive to all of my questions. Sound Nation was a huge hit and made our celebration! Guests of all ages loved their energy, rhythm, and song list. Jan made a fantastic suggestion and I have already recommended her service to other engaged couples who are looking for the best band for their dream wedding. Read less
Services Used: Band
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Katherine
Wedding:
6/2/2012
4.9/5.0
We had DJ Steve (Steve Hershberger) DJ for our wedding this past weekend and he was great. Everyone at the Davis Event Group was extremely professional and helpful. DJ Steve kept the party lively and guests entertained.
We had DJ Steve (Steve Hershberger) DJ for our wedding this past weekend and he was great. Everyone at the Davis Event Read more...
We had DJ Steve (Steve Hershberger) DJ for our wedding this past weekend and he was great. Everyone at the Davis Event Group was extremely professional and helpful. DJ Steve kept the party lively and guests entertained. Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Stephanie
Wedding:
5/20/2012
4.9/5.0
I went through Davis Event Group and chose DJ Aaron as our DJ. He was very nice, accommodating and friendly. He was as outgoing or as laid back as I needed him to be and if he didn't have a particular song I wanted to hear, he made sure he had it by the wedding date. Easy to work with.
I went through Davis Event Group and chose DJ Aaron as our DJ. He was very nice, accommodating and friendly. He was as Read more...
I went through Davis Event Group and chose DJ Aaron as our DJ. He was very nice, accommodating and friendly. He was as outgoing or as laid back as I needed him to be and if he didn't have a particular song I wanted to hear, he made sure he had it by the wedding date. Easy to work with. Read less
Services Used: Band, DJ
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ClaireTherese
Wedding:
9/17/2011
4.9/5.0
We used the Davis Event group for our wedding DJ, and they sent us DJ Kathy. She was perfect--a total pro, ready to roll with the punches and great and judging the mood of the room. Ask for Kathy!
We used the Davis Event group for our wedding DJ, and they sent us DJ Kathy. She was perfect--a total pro, ready to roll Read more...
We used the Davis Event group for our wedding DJ, and they sent us DJ Kathy. She was perfect--a total pro, ready to roll with the punches and great and judging the mood of the room. Ask for Kathy! Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Sam
Wedding:
7/30/2011
4.9/5.0
We booked DC Fusion through the Davis Event Group for our wedding - they were an absolutely stellar band. Great mix of music and we got tons of compliments from the musicians in my family about how amazing they were. Our only regret is that we can't get married again, and book DC Fusion once more!
We booked DC Fusion through the Davis Event Group for our wedding - they were an absolutely stellar band. Great mix of Read more...
We booked DC Fusion through the Davis Event Group for our wedding - they were an absolutely stellar band. Great mix of music and we got tons of compliments from the musicians in my family about how amazing they were. Our only regret is that we can't get married again, and book DC Fusion once more! Read less
Services Used: Band
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Amy
Wedding:
6/30/2007
4.9/5.0
Dealing with Jan (and her musicians and DJ) was a pleasure. She was quick to respond to calls and emails, and made the process very easy for us. If we were to do this again, we'd hire them again in a heartbeat. Our DJ, Kevin, was fabulous. The string trio played beautifully. We received many compliments about the music. You're in very good hands with these folks!
Dealing with Jan (and her musicians and DJ) was a pleasure. She was quick to respond to calls and emails, and made the Read more...
Dealing with Jan (and her musicians and DJ) was a pleasure. She was quick to respond to calls and emails, and made the process very easy for us. If we were to do this again, we'd hire them again in a heartbeat. Our DJ, Kevin, was fabulous. The string trio played beautifully. We received many compliments about the music. You're in very good hands with these folks! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ
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ArlingtonBride
Wedding:
1/13/2013
4.8/5.0
I worked specifically with DJ Kathy from the Davis Event Group, and she was amazing. She provided the music for my ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception, and I was really, really happy with everything she did. With the exception of one little slip-up in the processional music (which was mostly beyond her control due to bridesmaid timing issues), everything went exactly as I'd requested. She kept the dance floor hopping at my afternoon wedding, despite the fact that it wasn't really a party-all-night crowd. I gave her very little guidance about what type of music to play, and she really came through with an awesome blend of VERY varied songs (from swing to Latin to Call Me Maybe) that kept everyone from the grandmothers to the high schoolers happy. She also managed the volume really well- off the dance floor, it was easy to maintain a normal volume of conversation- and kept things exactly as low-key but fun as I had hoped. Both she and Jan, the manager of Davis Event Group, were great to work with and responsive to emails (Jan moreso than Kathy). If you're looking for a DJ - and especially if you're looking for a female DJ (break the mold, people!) - I cannot recommend Kathy highly enough.
I worked specifically with DJ Kathy from the Davis Event Group, and she was amazing. She provided the music for my Read more...
I worked specifically with DJ Kathy from the Davis Event Group, and she was amazing. She provided the music for my ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception, and I was really, really happy with everything she did. With the exception of one little slip-up in the processional music (which was mostly beyond her control due to bridesmaid timing issues), everything went exactly as I'd requested. She kept the dance floor hopping at my afternoon wedding, despite the fact that it wasn't really a party-all-night crowd. I gave her very little guidance about what type of music to play, and she really came through with an awesome blend of VERY varied songs (from swing to Latin to Call Me Maybe) that kept everyone from the grandmothers to the high schoolers happy. She also managed the volume really well- off the dance floor, it was easy to maintain a normal volume of conversation- and kept things exactly as low-key but fun as I had hoped. Both she and Jan, the manager of Davis Event Group, were great to work with and responsive to emails (Jan moreso than Kathy). If you're looking for a DJ - and especially if you're looking for a female DJ (break the mold, people!) - I cannot recommend Kathy highly enough. Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.8/5.0
We worked with DJ Aaron. He was fantastic! He met with us two weeks before the big day, and we mapped it all out. We felt like he struck a perfect balance: he never sacrificed music for info or announcements during the reception, but he still managed to get everyone in a room when we were cutting cake, making intros, etc. Would absolutely work with him again. Thank you, Aaron!
We worked with DJ Aaron. He was fantastic! He met with us two weeks before the big day, and we mapped it all out. We felt Read more...
We worked with DJ Aaron. He was fantastic! He met with us two weeks before the big day, and we mapped it all out. We felt like he struck a perfect balance: he never sacrificed music for info or announcements during the reception, but he still managed to get everyone in a room when we were cutting cake, making intros, etc. Would absolutely work with him again. Thank you, Aaron! Read less
Services Used: Band, DJ
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justmarried
Wedding:
5/5/2012
4.8/5.0
DJ Kathy was a fantastic DJ, and made our wedding special and so much fun. She was exactly the type of DJ we were looking for--in the background, yet there to direct things. She was the ultimate professional, played great songs, kept the party going, and no one wanted to leave at the end of the night. We got many compliments on how great the DJ was, how people could hear each other during dinner, and the music was just the right volume. She played the perfect mix of songs. Thanks again for being such a huge part of the day!! I would highly recommend The Davis Event Group and especially DJ Kathy to DJ your next event.
DJ Kathy was a fantastic DJ, and made our wedding special and so much fun. She was exactly the type of DJ we were looking Read more...
DJ Kathy was a fantastic DJ, and made our wedding special and so much fun. She was exactly the type of DJ we were looking for--in the background, yet there to direct things. She was the ultimate professional, played great songs, kept the party going, and no one wanted to leave at the end of the night. We got many compliments on how great the DJ was, how people could hear each other during dinner, and the music was just the right volume. She played the perfect mix of songs. Thanks again for being such a huge part of the day!! I would highly recommend The Davis Event Group and especially DJ Kathy to DJ your next event. Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Meredith
Wedding:
2/19/2011
4.8/5.0
Through Jan Davis Entertainment, we booked Black Tie (a band) for my wedding this past winter and it was the BEST decision we made throughout the entire wedding planning process! The band was amazing, guests are still talking about how great they were!

They had the dance floor packed the entire night and used good judgment as to which songs the crowd was responding to and would adjust their set list as needed. They had great energy and truly made our wedding reception what it was - fabulous!

At the end of the night, they asked me and my husband to stand on stage with them as the crowd sang along with them a song about saying goodnight not goodbye, it was the perfect end to our evening and is something that I will always remember about our wedding day.

I recommend Black Tie to ANYONE looking for a band that will impress guests for years to come! They are worth EVERY penny, and more!
Through Jan Davis Entertainment, we booked Black Tie (a band) for my wedding this past winter and it was the BEST decision Read more...
Through Jan Davis Entertainment, we booked Black Tie (a band) for my wedding this past winter and it was the BEST decision we made throughout the entire wedding planning process! The band was amazing, guests are still talking about how great they were!

They had the dance floor packed the entire night and used good judgment as to which songs the crowd was responding to and would adjust their set list as needed. They had great energy and truly made our wedding reception what it was - fabulous!

At the end of the night, they asked me and my husband to stand on stage with them as the crowd sang along with them a song about saying goodnight not goodbye, it was the perfect end to our evening and is something that I will always remember about our wedding day.

I recommend Black Tie to ANYONE looking for a band that will impress guests for years to come! They are worth EVERY penny, and more! Read less
Services Used: Band
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.8/5.0
Juleen from Jan Davis responded directly (called me, actually) to a post I put up on Wedding Wire looking for some musicians and a DJ within a very strict budget. I'm so happy she did!

I had no idea what I was doing when I was trying to sort out the music situation for our wedding, and we needed to pull things together in about 4 months. I was worried about getting an obnoxious DJ who wanted to be the star of the show, or only play the music they wanted to play, and had no clue how to find a good string trio that didn't sound like a middle school ensemble. Juleen hooked us up with DJ Kathy and she was really, really awesome! We sent her a long list of songs we liked, and she provided the music for the dinner hour and of course the dancing. She kept to what we liked (and didn't try to convince us to do any "participation dances" which we hate), with a few requests from beloved family members worked into the mix, and also did a great job of keeping us on time. She managed to do this all with a classy demeanor and was never once obnoxious or over the top. She also met with us in person a few weeks before the wedding, and had a whole binder of info about our wedding all ready to go. Very professional, very punctual, very classy.

Juleen also helped us hire a string trio for our ceremony and cocktail hour. Although we were getting photos done during the cocktail hour, and so didn't get to hear much of that, the music for the ceremony was exactly as we requested (and I was a bit nervous since I wanted a cello solo for the music I walked down the aisle to; that, too, was perfect). I was a bit worried since we had little contact with the string trio before the wedding (I spoke with the leader about three days before), but they were excellent.

My only reason for the 4 stars for responsiveness is that on a couple occasions, I sent emails that must've gotten lost in the shuffle. Phone calls seemed to be more effective, but in the big scheme of things, everyone was quite responsive and easy to communicate with.

If you want a classy event, let Jan Davis help you with your entertainment! We had a hassle-free, worry-free experience, and would gladly recommend them to anyone. They save you time by do the screening for you (and already having a cadre of talented DJs and musicians at their disposal), so all you have to do is tell them what you want, and they'll make sure the DJ and musicians are high-quality professionals suitable for your big day.
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Juleen from Jan Davis responded directly (called me, actually) to a post I put up on Wedding Wire looking for some musicians and a DJ within a very strict budget. I'm so happy she did!

I had no idea what I was doing when I was trying to sort out the music situation for our wedding, and we needed to pull things together in about 4 months. I was worried about getting an obnoxious DJ who wanted to be the star of the show, or only play the music they wanted to play, and had no clue how to find a good string trio that didn't sound like a middle school ensemble. Juleen hooked us up with DJ Kathy and she was really, really awesome! We sent her a long list of songs we liked, and she provided the music for the dinner hour and of course the dancing. She kept to what we liked (and didn't try to convince us to do any "participation dances" which we hate), with a few requests from beloved family members worked into the mix, and also did a great job of keeping us on time. She managed to do this all with a classy demeanor and was never once obnoxious or over the top. She also met with us in person a few weeks before the wedding, and had a whole binder of info about our wedding all ready to go. Very professional, very punctual, very classy.

Juleen also helped us hire a string trio for our ceremony and cocktail hour. Although we were getting photos done during the cocktail hour, and so didn't get to hear much of that, the music for the ceremony was exactly as we requested (and I was a bit nervous since I wanted a cello solo for the music I walked down the aisle to; that, too, was perfect). I was a bit worried since we had little contact with the string trio before the wedding (I spoke with the leader about three days before), but they were excellent.

My only reason for the 4 stars for responsiveness is that on a couple occasions, I sent emails that must've gotten lost in the shuffle. Phone calls seemed to be more effective, but in the big scheme of things, everyone was quite responsive and easy to communicate with.

If you want a classy event, let Jan Davis help you with your entertainment! We had a hassle-free, worry-free experience, and would gladly recommend them to anyone. They save you time by do the screening for you (and already having a cadre of talented DJs and musicians at their disposal), so all you have to do is tell them what you want, and they'll make sure the DJ and musicians are high-quality professionals suitable for your big day. Read less
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Tim and Terina
Wedding:
7/11/2009
4.8/5.0
One of our biggest concerns for our wedding was finding not only a good DJ but a great DJ. A DJ who would be able to handle the coordination of all reception activities, from cocktail hour to last song. However, most of my worry was about the time in between first dance and last song. We wanted to have everyone on the dance floor having a great time. And DJ Mike provided all of that and more!
We spoke to DJ Mike on the phone ~4 times prior to the event and email him periodically. He was very professional throughout the entire process, from our first conversation to thank you / congratulations card we had waiting for us when we returned from our honeymoon. DJ Mike provided us with a great rate especially considering he had to set up 2 systems. We were also quite pleased with his musical tastes. We had a bunch of people say to us that Mike was great, that night and when we returned. As we wrote to Mike, you know people are having a good time when there's break dancing on the dance floor!
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One of our biggest concerns for our wedding was finding not only a good DJ but a great DJ. A DJ who would be able to handle the coordination of all reception activities, from cocktail hour to last song. However, most of my worry was about the time in between first dance and last song. We wanted to have everyone on the dance floor having a great time. And DJ Mike provided all of that and more!
We spoke to DJ Mike on the phone ~4 times prior to the event and email him periodically. He was very professional throughout the entire process, from our first conversation to thank you / congratulations card we had waiting for us when we returned from our honeymoon. DJ Mike provided us with a great rate especially considering he had to set up 2 systems. We were also quite pleased with his musical tastes. We had a bunch of people say to us that Mike was great, that night and when we returned. As we wrote to Mike, you know people are having a good time when there's break dancing on the dance floor! Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.7/5.0
I contacted Jan Davis for help finding both a DJ for my reception and musician(s) for my ceremony (it was outside in a location that didn't allow amplified music). She was knowledgeable about my wedding venue in Alexandria, and extremely helpful as I tried to narrow down what I wanted.

In the end, she set me up with DJ Kathy and a string trio, and the price was reasonable because I used Davis Entertainment for both.

The string trio was fantastic, and I loved the music the day of. The only thing that could have been better was a more extensive list of non-traditional (rock, pop) songs in the string trio's repertoire. I was told they could potentially learn another song if I had a special request, but I didn't go down that route.

DJ Kathy was fantastic and kept the reception rolling through speeches, toasts, and a modified money dance. We didn't have a planner, so it was especially important for us that she could work well with the caterer to keep us on track and she did. Everyone had a great time!
I contacted Jan Davis for help finding both a DJ for my reception and musician(s) for my ceremony (it was outside in a Read more...
I contacted Jan Davis for help finding both a DJ for my reception and musician(s) for my ceremony (it was outside in a location that didn't allow amplified music). She was knowledgeable about my wedding venue in Alexandria, and extremely helpful as I tried to narrow down what I wanted.

In the end, she set me up with DJ Kathy and a string trio, and the price was reasonable because I used Davis Entertainment for both.

The string trio was fantastic, and I loved the music the day of. The only thing that could have been better was a more extensive list of non-traditional (rock, pop) songs in the string trio's repertoire. I was told they could potentially learn another song if I had a special request, but I didn't go down that route.

DJ Kathy was fantastic and kept the reception rolling through speeches, toasts, and a modified money dance. We didn't have a planner, so it was especially important for us that she could work well with the caterer to keep us on track and she did. Everyone had a great time! Read less
Services Used: Band, DJ
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mlandi
Wedding:
6/13/2009
4.7/5.0
Jan was great to work with... her recommendations, her enthusiasm... and the band was a great selection!
Jan was great to work with... her recommendations, her enthusiasm... and the band was a great selection!
Jan was great to work with... her recommendations, her enthusiasm... and the band was a great selection! Read less
Services Used: Band
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Chad
Wedding:
5/11/2013
4.6/5.0
DJ Steve did a great job! Davis is a top notch outfit that has been doing this for years. They have a thorough handout that you full out that ensures all details are covered. At our event we required three sit-ups in three locations and they accommodated easily. Steve was very flexible and even quickly reset his equipment when it started to rain. We chatted with him a few times over the phone before the wedding and he made things easy. He played great music, and everything sounded perfect. Steve made all of the announcements and kept things humming. Looking back we only wish we had had more time to dance!!
DJ Steve did a great job! Davis is a top notch outfit that has been doing this for years. They have a thorough handout Read more...
DJ Steve did a great job! Davis is a top notch outfit that has been doing this for years. They have a thorough handout that you full out that ensures all details are covered. At our event we required three sit-ups in three locations and they accommodated easily. Steve was very flexible and even quickly reset his equipment when it started to rain. We chatted with him a few times over the phone before the wedding and he made things easy. He played great music, and everything sounded perfect. Steve made all of the announcements and kept things humming. Looking back we only wish we had had more time to dance!! Read less
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jordan
Wedding:
10/20/2012
4.6/5.0
I am reviewing Jan because she gave us the John Winntet for our wedding and they were absolutely amazing. Such a perfect sound - amazing Horah, and great ability to read the crowd. book them!
I am reviewing Jan because she gave us the John Winntet for our wedding and they were absolutely amazing. Such a perfect Read more...
I am reviewing Jan because she gave us the John Winntet for our wedding and they were absolutely amazing. Such a perfect sound - amazing Horah, and great ability to read the crowd. book them! Read less
Services Used: Band, DJ
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April
Wedding:
9/30/2011
4.6/5.0
The Davis Event Group was a preferred music vendor for our wedding at Top of the Town. They did an excellent job and Jan, our contact, was very helpful. Steve was assigned as our DJ. He did a very good job. He was on time, professional and played really fun music for the reception.

My only tiny complaint is that he was a bit delayed making the introductions for our reception toasts. However, overall, he did an excellent job.
The Davis Event Group was a preferred music vendor for our wedding at Top of the Town. They did an excellent job and Jan, Read more...
The Davis Event Group was a preferred music vendor for our wedding at Top of the Town. They did an excellent job and Jan, our contact, was very helpful. Steve was assigned as our DJ. He did a very good job. He was on time, professional and played really fun music for the reception.

My only tiny complaint is that he was a bit delayed making the introductions for our reception toasts. However, overall, he did an excellent job. Read less
Services Used: DJ
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jim b
Wedding:
6/11/2011
4.6/5.0
the band was fantastic, had everyone up on their feet, great cocktail music as well. only glitch was that bridal party was not announced in sequencial order even though a list was given to him, but it became a joke and all ended fine. i would highly recommend them. most communication went through jan . the band was easy to work with when it came to special songs. thanks again
the band was fantastic, had everyone up on their feet, great cocktail music as well. only glitch was that bridal party was Read more...
the band was fantastic, had everyone up on their feet, great cocktail music as well. only glitch was that bridal party was not announced in sequencial order even though a list was given to him, but it became a joke and all ended fine. i would highly recommend them. most communication went through jan . the band was easy to work with when it came to special songs. thanks again Read less
Services Used: Band
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Ev
Wedding:
7/19/2008
4.6/5.0
Jan was easy to communicate with via email. We booked a string trio for the ceremony, a pianist for a cocktail hour, and a DJ for the reception dancing.
Jan was easy to communicate with via email. We booked a string trio for the ceremony, a pianist for a cocktail hour, and a Read more...
Jan was easy to communicate with via email. We booked a string trio for the ceremony, a pianist for a cocktail hour, and a DJ for the reception dancing. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ
The Davis Event Group responded with the following comments:

Here was the wonderful e mail that the groom, Everett, sent to me afterwards so I was surprised at the "light" review.

"Your musicians were amazing and everyone made good comments about them, from the string trio to the pianist to the DJ. Susanne says she wants a refund because he danced me into the ground (she's kidding). I think the speaker in the far room was a little loud to start with, but he came over right away and turned it down. They all had a feel for what we were going for, and it was a great ceremony and reception."
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Geoffrey
Wedding:
6/23/2007
4.6/5.0
Full Circle provided the music for our wedding reception. A really versatile band. We wanted everything from big band sound to rock, and they provided it all. They were truly professional, a no-hassle experience. You do have to book early, and the cost isn't cheap. But for an event as special as a wedding, they are terrific. They got everyone dancing! Many of our guests have told us how much fun the reception was, and they all mention the band as as a real highlight. Highly recommend.

Geoffrey
Full Circle provided the music for our wedding reception. A really versatile band. We wanted everything from big band Read more...
Full Circle provided the music for our wedding reception. A really versatile band. We wanted everything from big band sound to rock, and they provided it all. They were truly professional, a no-hassle experience. You do have to book early, and the cost isn't cheap. But for an event as special as a wedding, they are terrific. They got everyone dancing! Many of our guests have told us how much fun the reception was, and they all mention the band as as a real highlight. Highly recommend.

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Services Used: Band
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Amanda
Wedding:
4/26/2014
4.5/5.0
DJ Aaron was amazing! We wanted our wedding to have the atmosphere of an elegant cocktail party that would convert into an elegant house party. He completely fulfilled our expectations and the dance floor was full all night. He did a wonderful job with pacing and selecting the music. He was also completely professional and respectful. His attention to details like helping the toastgivers practice with the microphones and working with our other vendors was greatly appreciated. He also worked well with the small space we had.
DJ Aaron was amazing! We wanted our wedding to have the atmosphere of an elegant cocktail party that would convert into an Read more...
DJ Aaron was amazing! We wanted our wedding to have the atmosphere of an elegant cocktail party that would convert into an elegant house party. He completely fulfilled our expectations and the dance floor was full all night. He did a wonderful job with pacing and selecting the music. He was also completely professional and respectful. His attention to details like helping the toastgivers practice with the microphones and working with our other vendors was greatly appreciated. He also worked well with the small space we had. Read less
Services Used: Band, DJ
The Davis Event Group responded with the following comments:

Thank you for this lovely review! It's sounds like he was amazing at the event, but maybe he could have done better in responding-maybe he could have been a little quicker? I will certainly look into that. I am glad the event was everything you wanted it to be!
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Kelly
Wedding:
1/27/2007
4.5/5.0
Jan Davis worked with me to secure the band Doctor's Orders - and they were fabulous. Everyone keeps talking about how wonderful our reception was and how fun the band made it. They were really great and did an excellent job. They learned all of our songs. They were rather pricey though...however, given how much fun we and everyone else had, I think it was worth it!

thanks, k
Jan Davis worked with me to secure the band Doctor's Orders - and they were fabulous. Everyone keeps talking about how Read more...
Jan Davis worked with me to secure the band Doctor's Orders - and they were fabulous. Everyone keeps talking about how wonderful our reception was and how fun the band made it. They were really great and did an excellent job. They learned all of our songs. They were rather pricey though...however, given how much fun we and everyone else had, I think it was worth it!

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Services Used: Band
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Catie
Wedding:
6/16/2013
4.4/5.0
Great DJ, very flexible and professional. Overall, great service, and I'd recommend.
Great DJ, very flexible and professional. Overall, great service, and I'd recommend.
Great DJ, very flexible and professional. Overall, great service, and I'd recommend. Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Kiwi Bride
Wedding:
6/13/2009
4.4/5.0
Wonderful experience-Jan provided great talent and made booking and our wedding band easy and stress free!
Wonderful experience-Jan provided great talent and made booking and our wedding band easy and stress free!
Wonderful experience-Jan provided great talent and made booking and our wedding band easy and stress free! Read less
Services Used: Band
The Davis Event Group responded with the following comments:

Such a great verbal review but then a low number. I am not sure I understand that. Actually, I wonder if anyone really understands what these categories really mean at all. Are they relating to the band, the DJ the agency's service? Responsiveness--what does that mean?...does it mean the band took requests, or does it mean the consultant was responsive to the brides needs? I am confident that I am very responsive, so I just wonder what goes through people's minds when they fill this out!
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Regan
Wedding:
10/13/2007
4.4/5.0
Jan Davis did a great job of helping me find the perfect band. We were very pleased witht the professionalism and service we received. There was a miscommunication in getting our requested songs and break times to the band, so the communication and flexibility could have been better after we signed the contract. But all in all a great service. Thank you for helping to make our day so special.
Jan Davis did a great job of helping me find the perfect band. We were very pleased witht the professionalism and service Read more...
Jan Davis did a great job of helping me find the perfect band. We were very pleased witht the professionalism and service we received. There was a miscommunication in getting our requested songs and break times to the band, so the communication and flexibility could have been better after we signed the contract. But all in all a great service. Thank you for helping to make our day so special. Read less
Services Used: Band
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Clair
Wedding:
6/6/2006
4.4/5.0
Jan Davis is very professional and knows exactly how to make a reception flow. The music and mood was exactly what I was looking for and he really knows how to get people out on the dance floor.
Jan Davis is very professional and knows exactly how to make a reception flow. The music and mood was exactly what I was Read more...
Jan Davis is very professional and knows exactly how to make a reception flow. The music and mood was exactly what I was looking for and he really knows how to get people out on the dance floor. Read less
Services Used: Band
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Jennifer
Wedding:
7/11/2004
4.4/5.0
Jan Davis booked us Nightlife and people are still talking about them 2 years later. they were incredible and the place rocked. they ran a great program. Only complain is that they did not learn our first dance and missed a few requested songs.
Jan Davis booked us Nightlife and people are still talking about them 2 years later. they were incredible and the place Read more...
Jan Davis booked us Nightlife and people are still talking about them 2 years later. they were incredible and the place rocked. they ran a great program. Only complain is that they did not learn our first dance and missed a few requested songs. Read less
Services Used: Band
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.2/5.0
Jan did a wonderful job matching us with the perfect dj for our event. His emcee style was exactly what we were looking for, and DJ Aaron made everything run smoothly throughout the night. Both Aaron and Jan were very responsive and did their best to make sure we were happy with their service. It was truly a breeze working with this company!
Jan did a wonderful job matching us with the perfect dj for our event. His emcee style was exactly what we were looking Read more...
Jan did a wonderful job matching us with the perfect dj for our event. His emcee style was exactly what we were looking for, and DJ Aaron made everything run smoothly throughout the night. Both Aaron and Jan were very responsive and did their best to make sure we were happy with their service. It was truly a breeze working with this company! Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Kelli
Wedding:
4/6/2013
4.0/5.0
We were lucky that our DJ also is a pianist, so we were able to get two services. Dan played the piano for our cocktail hour, and then DJ'd the reception. The only thing that fell short of five stars was that the DJ did not play a Lindy, which was a request for my parents provided in advance. Other than that, it was an exceptional service and I would recommend the use of the Davis Event Group to others for all types of events.
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We were lucky that our DJ also is a pianist, so we were able to get two services. Dan played the piano for our cocktail hour, and then DJ'd the reception. The only thing that fell short of five stars was that the DJ did not play a Lindy, which was a request for my parents provided in advance. Other than that, it was an exceptional service and I would recommend the use of the Davis Event Group to others for all types of events. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ
The Davis Event Group responded with the following comments:

Hi Kelli! Thank you for this lovely review! We are so happy that you thought our service was exceptional and that you would recommend us. DEG appreciates your relaying that here in this review. We have worked long and hard to get where we are, and we feel that EVERY wedding is so important! Dan said the dancefloor was full all night! I did show the Lindy comment to him. He wanted me to tell you that since no specific Lindey was requested, he picked 2 himself and played them back to back at 9:08pm. Perhaps they were not the ones that our parents were expecting? We apologize for the confusion on that! Again, thank you so much! Sincerely, Jan Davis
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
3.8/5.0
The DJ did not respond to several email correspondences during the wedding planning stages so I had to contact management directly. At the event, however, the DJ was amazing and did a wonderful job!
The DJ did not respond to several email correspondences during the wedding planning stages so I had to contact management Read more...
The DJ did not respond to several email correspondences during the wedding planning stages so I had to contact management directly. At the event, however, the DJ was amazing and did a wonderful job! Read less
Services Used: DJ
The Davis Event Group responded with the following comments:

Hi Lauren. Thank you for your review! I apologize for that delay with your DJ. No matter what is going on, he should have done better. That is why we are here every day-just in case this happens, you have back up!

I did want to post the email you sent me because it's so cute:

Hi Jan! Thanks for checking in- we are still in town recovering from the party on Saturday :) Steve was a bit difficult to reach during the planning stages but Saturday night he did an amazing job keeping the crowd dancing! He was very accommodating as we were a bit late to the reception but he never made us feel rushed. He did an especially great job clearing the floor so we could perform our surprise flash mob :) Thanks so much!
Lauren
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Libby
Wedding:
4/28/2012
3.8/5.0
We went with Davis Event Groups and they were fine. DJ Kathy was a good one to have because she is familiar with River Farm. She played all the music that we asked and steered clear of the "do not plays". Our main complaint was that she was in the house and while we were in the tent we were unable to hear any of the announcements she made. (Not her fault, but once we realized the problem she could have been more proactive in making herself heard more easily.) Kathy was happy to work with us on suggestions for our "key songs" and even shortened our first dance song to a more manageable length. She hooked up a mic for our officiant without any trouble, which was greatly appreciated. She was a very nice, normal person to have in charge of the entertainment portion of your evening!

******** update to my earlier review*****
Wow! I didn't bash this vendor at all. I said DJ Kathy was great and recommended them on this website. I guess not giving 5 stars warrants a catty, condescending response from the owner? I simply thought since it was a smaller wedding, the DJ could have walked out into the tent (without the mic) to make the one or two important announcements. I do, in fact, understand how a wireless mic works! :) I still think DJ Kathy would be a great addition to any wedding reception, but Davis Events' response leaves me with a bad taste in my mouth.
We went with Davis Event Groups and they were fine. DJ Kathy was a good one to have because she is familiar with River Read more...
We went with Davis Event Groups and they were fine. DJ Kathy was a good one to have because she is familiar with River Farm. She played all the music that we asked and steered clear of the "do not plays". Our main complaint was that she was in the house and while we were in the tent we were unable to hear any of the announcements she made. (Not her fault, but once we realized the problem she could have been more proactive in making herself heard more easily.) Kathy was happy to work with us on suggestions for our "key songs" and even shortened our first dance song to a more manageable length. She hooked up a mic for our officiant without any trouble, which was greatly appreciated. She was a very nice, normal person to have in charge of the entertainment portion of your evening!

******** update to my earlier review*****
Wow! I didn't bash this vendor at all. I said DJ Kathy was great and recommended them on this website. I guess not giving 5 stars warrants a catty, condescending response from the owner? I simply thought since it was a smaller wedding, the DJ could have walked out into the tent (without the mic) to make the one or two important announcements. I do, in fact, understand how a wireless mic works! :) I still think DJ Kathy would be a great addition to any wedding reception, but Davis Events' response leaves me with a bad taste in my mouth. Read less
Services Used: DJ
The Davis Event Group responded with the following comments:

Hi Libby. Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. I did have a discussion with DJ Kathy immiediately after your wedding. We all know that River Farm has restrictions-the biggest one being no amplifiers/speakers outside. There is nothing any agency we can do to change that. All speakers must remain-yes-as she was, in the house and are not allowed in the tent. We have gotten permission to turn one speaker out the window, however, which she did and she said turned it up as loud as it would go. She said the caterer kept asking her to " go into the tent " so she could be heard and was perceived as uncoopertive that she did not do that even though she tried to explain. What many people do not understand is that the microphone is not a speaker. You can roam whereever you want with a wireless mic-but the speakers -and thusly the sound- remain in the same place. Where you take the mic has no impact on the fact that the sound comes from the speakers. Kathy also was not contracted to play cocktail music, but when it started to rain after the ceremony and everyone ran inside (where she was set up early!) she played cocktail music for you at no charge! It's a difficult space but we have managed to make it work for over 20 years. This is the first time we have had anyone complain about the logistics since everyone knows it going in. We wanted you to know that we were just following the rules. I believe Kathy did the job as River Farm requires. We respect their rules as an Historic Property, and we appreciate that they have referred brides to us for 20 years now!
****update to the latest issue****
The bride and I took it off Wedding Wire and came to an understanding that it was never my intention to anger or upset anyone by my answering. My goal was to assist other clients in understanding the logistics of that venue. She said " Thank you for the follow up. I certainly was not out to attack you, and as I pointed out in my review, really was perfectly happy with the service you and Kathy provided. " Thank you, Libby!
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Rachel
Wedding:
6/27/2009
3.8/5.0
The Rock String Quartet, booked by Jan Davis Entertainment, was spectacular. JD Entertainment found exactly what we were looking for for our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour. The Quartet was a classy, contemporary touch to our wedding.
The Rock String Quartet, booked by Jan Davis Entertainment, was spectacular. JD Entertainment found exactly what we were Read more...
The Rock String Quartet, booked by Jan Davis Entertainment, was spectacular. JD Entertainment found exactly what we were looking for for our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour. The Quartet was a classy, contemporary touch to our wedding. Read less
Services Used: Band
The Davis Event Group responded with the following comments:

We always appreciate feedback on everything we do. Having an agency is a "living, breathing" entity, and you must grow and change with your cleints needs. I must say I am a little puzzled, though, that we would get a 3.8 when the client says they were "exactly what we were looking for for".
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Leela
Wedding:
9/10/2006
3.8/5.0
Juleen made sure we found a band that was exactly what we were looking for. We went with Doctors Orders and they were phenomenal. They had our entire party dancing all night long. The band leader worked with us the week before to ensure the schedule for our event went smoothly and that all of our personal requests were met. They even learned a new song for our first dance. The flute trio we had or our ceremony and cocktail hour was also wonderful.
Juleen made sure we found a band that was exactly what we were looking for. We went with Doctors Orders and they were Read more...
Juleen made sure we found a band that was exactly what we were looking for. We went with Doctors Orders and they were phenomenal. They had our entire party dancing all night long. The band leader worked with us the week before to ensure the schedule for our event went smoothly and that all of our personal requests were met. They even learned a new song for our first dance. The flute trio we had or our ceremony and cocktail hour was also wonderful. Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
The Davis Event Group responded with the following comments:

wow-great review and a low number. I don't get this one!
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Virginia
Wedding:
9/1/2013
1.8/5.0
We had a difficult time with Davis Events. We wanted a non-traditional selection of music (we picked Jazz for the ceremony) and while Jan kept reassuring us that she would get us what we wanted and her musicians could play anything, when we gave her specifics - European Jazz for example - we were told not to pick music that was “so far out that no one would be into it.”

The whole experience felt very impersonal to us. Everything was conducted over phone, email or worksheet and the lack of face-to-face contact created a lot of unnecessary miscommunication and frustration. I felt like Jan was only half paying attention the whole time, we kept getting mixed signals and her responses became increasingly snippy and unprofessional (see above re:music choices).

Every other vendor, we told them what we liked and they gave us recommendations. Jan on the other hand sent us a worksheet asking for every song we wanted for every part of the wedding. When we asked for help she referred us to google. This might be the norm but honestly if I’m going to pick every song for the wedding, couldn’t I save money and just use an iPod?

The DJ Jan booked was ok - he didn't answer emails, was tuned out at the wedding but made the announcements and played the music we requested. The Jazz band was actually spectacular. The best I can say is Jan and I didn’t click. If you have ALL your music picked/are more traditional, Davis may work for you. If you need guidance/want to be out of the box, I’d look elsewhere.

Update:
The band WAS awesome. However, working with Jan was needlessly stressful and complicated. The reason it worked out was I finally spoke to the band leader and we figured it out. I told him what I liked, he told me what he could do - easy and done! Saying The Beatles is all over the map only proves my point. Not only are The Beatles pretty standard (many Beatles Jazz albums) but they were on the band’s sample playlist that Jan *finally* sent me. Too much miscommunication for us.
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We had a difficult time with Davis Events. We wanted a non-traditional selection of music (we picked Jazz for the ceremony) and while Jan kept reassuring us that she would get us what we wanted and her musicians could play anything, when we gave her specifics - European Jazz for example - we were told not to pick music that was “so far out that no one would be into it.”

The whole experience felt very impersonal to us. Everything was conducted over phone, email or worksheet and the lack of face-to-face contact created a lot of unnecessary miscommunication and frustration. I felt like Jan was only half paying attention the whole time, we kept getting mixed signals and her responses became increasingly snippy and unprofessional (see above re:music choices).

Every other vendor, we told them what we liked and they gave us recommendations. Jan on the other hand sent us a worksheet asking for every song we wanted for every part of the wedding. When we asked for help she referred us to google. This might be the norm but honestly if I’m going to pick every song for the wedding, couldn’t I save money and just use an iPod?

The DJ Jan booked was ok - he didn't answer emails, was tuned out at the wedding but made the announcements and played the music we requested. The Jazz band was actually spectacular. The best I can say is Jan and I didn’t click. If you have ALL your music picked/are more traditional, Davis may work for you. If you need guidance/want to be out of the box, I’d look elsewhere.

Update:
The band WAS awesome. However, working with Jan was needlessly stressful and complicated. The reason it worked out was I finally spoke to the band leader and we figured it out. I told him what I liked, he told me what he could do - easy and done! Saying The Beatles is all over the map only proves my point. Not only are The Beatles pretty standard (many Beatles Jazz albums) but they were on the band’s sample playlist that Jan *finally* sent me. Too much miscommunication for us. Read less
Services Used: Band, DJ
The Davis Event Group responded with the following comments:

This looks more like an attack on my personal character than a constructive critique. It is also VERY disconcerting that she basically calls all my other reviewers liars-- as in, they are all wrong and I am right. Hmmm....

If I were only about the money, I would not still be in business because weddings are very personal and brides are too smart for that. I have always worked very hard to help brides get exactly what they want, and people say it over and over in my reviews. I would NEVER be nasty to a bride-how would I stay in business doing that? I am not sure what she interrepted as nasty, but if I were nasty or I only paid "lip service" and didn't do what they wanted-how would my business be almost ALL referral?

Before responding, I went through all of our emails to try and figure out why she would say I was nasty and I couldn't find anything. I have printed out every email and they are in a book for anyone who wants come by my office and see how hard I worked for this bride. I was never nasty or insulting or impolite. I do admit I got a bit frustrated because she kept changing her mind. She was all over the place with her musical choices-and I spent 3 months in dialogue with her trying to help her get focused in on just the right thing. Obviously, I succeeded because she says they were "spectacular" ! She started out wanting Classical for the ceremony, transistioning to jazz for the cocktails (which we do all the time) and then a DJ. Then she changed and decided she wanted jazz for the ceremony, took so I said fine. When I suggested some beautiful jazz standards like When I Fall In Love or Someone to Watch Over Me , etc., she didn't like my ideas so yes-I asked her to tell me what kinds of songs she would like and she couldn't tell me-so I suggested she go on the internet and send me some songs so I would know what kind of music she was looking for. She asked me what other brides chose and I told her and she didn't like those ideas either. When she finally gave us the list it was everything all over the map including Beatles-but I did it-I found her the guys! I am not sure what to say about the DJ because he has rave review after rave review here but all of the sudden he becomes inept for her wedding?

As for my "box"?? Just today, I booked a wedding with 2 acoustic guitarist/vocalists. I delighted in bringing them to this bride and she is thrilled. I also did a Murder Mystery wedding ( I didn't tell the birde she couldn't do it!) --and I did a wedding for a couple that got married in a porpoise pool- now that was outside the box! We had a great time-so I certainly can say I do some different things and am happy to do so. I never once told her she couldn't do something. I always say to brides, "as long as it's legal, we will do it!".

In the beginning of this character attack, she complains that I wanted to pick all the music , then later she says I made her pick all the music. Huh????

Honestly, I am saddened by this , especiallly after I took 3 months to figure all this out . I certainly could have stopped returning her calls and gotten back to work with my brides who are more decisive-but I hung in there and this is what I got for it.

I am not sure where all this went wrong-maybe the stress of the wedding-I don't know. I will leave you with this, an email I got from her that started out like this: "Jan, thank you so much for making this all happen and getting me set up with this awesome group of musicians"....

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