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Unique Events

Iowa City , IA
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3305 Highway 1 SW Ste #4
Iowa City, IA 52240 US (map)

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319-431-5956

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ABOUT US

As the area's most recognized, award-winning wedding reception specialists, we have the passion and knowledge to make your "Dream Wedding" a reality! From our award-winning DJ/MC's to... Read more
As the area's most recognized, award-winning wedding reception specialists, we have the passion and knowledge to make your "Dream Wedding" a reality! From our award-winning DJ/MC's to the vast array of innovative services you won't find anywhere else, we are with you every step-of-the-way to ensure your wedding reception is customized to fit your every need! Here is a list of the services we currently offer! - Premium Award Winning DJ/MC packages - Custom Lighting Design - Advanced Pin-Spotting - Area's Only Open-Air Photo/Video Booth's - Custom LED Dance Floor - Custom White Dance Floor - Elegant Cafè Lighting - Chiavari Chairs - Black, Gold, Silver - Custom Lounge Design - Custom, Modular Bar Design Interested? Or maybe you have some questions... Either way, feel free to contact us and we'll be happy to help! We have an office located right outside of Iowa City and would love to meet you for a relaxed, no-pressured consultation! Unique Events - Where Your Vision, Meets Our Passion! Read less

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INFO FOR DJ

What music genres do you specialize in?
Country, Electronic, Hip Hop, Jazz, Oldies, Pop, R&B/Soul, Rock
What services do you offer?
Liability Insurance

INFO FOR RENTALS & PHOTOBOOTHS

What items are available for rental?
Lounge Furniture, Photo Booth

INFO FOR LIGHTING & DECOR

What lighting services do you provide?
Audiovisuals
What decor services do you provide?
Venue Selection

INFO FOR WEDDING PLANNING

What wedding planning services do you offer?
Partial Planning
What types of weddings do you accomodate?
Civil, Destination, Double Weddings, Eco-Friendly, Military

REVIEWS

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Jeffrey
Wedding:
2/14/2015
5.0/5.0
There is a reason why Unique Events has four, five, and even ten times the number of 5 star reviews as the other vendors listed. With the lit dance floor, the photo booth, the music at our ceremony and reception (different venues), helping to plan and execute the order of events at the reception we knew we were in good hands. This was the only area of the entire wedding process that I felt I didn't have to micromanage and as a groom that was called bridezilla on more than one occasion that speaks a lot about the trust I put into Travis Newell and his company. Everything they did went above my expectations. The emcee service they provided at the talented hands of Travis Hempstead entertained our guests and made the night more than just another wedding reception. I'd like to publicly thank them for helping to make our wedding the day we hoped it would be.

Jeff Zieser

Married 2-14-15
There is a reason why Unique Events has four, five, and even ten times the number of 5 star reviews as the other vendors Read more...
There is a reason why Unique Events has four, five, and even ten times the number of 5 star reviews as the other vendors listed. With the lit dance floor, the photo booth, the music at our ceremony and reception (different venues), helping to plan and execute the order of events at the reception we knew we were in good hands. This was the only area of the entire wedding process that I felt I didn't have to micromanage and as a groom that was called bridezilla on more than one occasion that speaks a lot about the trust I put into Travis Newell and his company. Everything they did went above my expectations. The emcee service they provided at the talented hands of Travis Hempstead entertained our guests and made the night more than just another wedding reception. I'd like to publicly thank them for helping to make our wedding the day we hoped it would be.

Jeff Zieser

Married 2-14-15 Read less
Services Used: DJ, Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths, Unique Services
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We have been to so many events hosted by UE and we knew there was no other company we would rather have for our wedding. From the moment we started the consultation to the end of the wedding we had 5-star service. Riley was so helpful when it came to giving us the information we needed when we were looking into a DJ Service. Travis H. was incredible during the consultation, asking us questions we hadn't even thought about. During the ceremony and reception, Travis H. went above and beyond to make sure our night was unforgettable. Everyone at UE is incredibly professional and they make sure your event is unforgettable from start to finish. AMAZING JOB AND WE WILL NEVER GO WITH ANOTHER DJ. UE comes highly recommended!
We have been to so many events hosted by UE and we knew there was no other company we would rather have for our wedding. Read more...
We have been to so many events hosted by UE and we knew there was no other company we would rather have for our wedding. From the moment we started the consultation to the end of the wedding we had 5-star service. Riley was so helpful when it came to giving us the information we needed when we were looking into a DJ Service. Travis H. was incredible during the consultation, asking us questions we hadn't even thought about. During the ceremony and reception, Travis H. went above and beyond to make sure our night was unforgettable. Everyone at UE is incredibly professional and they make sure your event is unforgettable from start to finish. AMAZING JOB AND WE WILL NEVER GO WITH ANOTHER DJ. UE comes highly recommended! Read less
Services Used: DJ, Lighting & Decor
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We hired Unique Events for their DJ service and photo booth service and were extremely pleased with both! Not only did we feel that way, but we had many of our wedding guests offer compliments to us on our choice of vendor.
Our DJ was Travis N. and the week of the wedding he met with us and went over everything, helped us to create a flow and schedule to ensure that the night would go smoothly. After the wedding party was introduced and we had all taken our seats, Travis came over to us and asked if we needed anything and even took our first drink order! He definitely went above and beyond to make sure that we had a great evening.
The photo booth was a great hit for all our guests. We really liked how their photo booth was open and thus allowed for whole groups of people to be in the photo, rather than just 2-3. They even presented us with a USB at the end of the night with all of the photos taken from the photo booth!
I would highly recommend Unique Events to future brides and grooms...they listened to our wishes and really made sure our experience was a custom one, no request was too much for them!
Thanks Unique Events!
We hired Unique Events for their DJ service and photo booth service and were extremely pleased with both! Not only did we Read more...
We hired Unique Events for their DJ service and photo booth service and were extremely pleased with both! Not only did we feel that way, but we had many of our wedding guests offer compliments to us on our choice of vendor.
Our DJ was Travis N. and the week of the wedding he met with us and went over everything, helped us to create a flow and schedule to ensure that the night would go smoothly. After the wedding party was introduced and we had all taken our seats, Travis came over to us and asked if we needed anything and even took our first drink order! He definitely went above and beyond to make sure that we had a great evening.
The photo booth was a great hit for all our guests. We really liked how their photo booth was open and thus allowed for whole groups of people to be in the photo, rather than just 2-3. They even presented us with a USB at the end of the night with all of the photos taken from the photo booth!
I would highly recommend Unique Events to future brides and grooms...they listened to our wishes and really made sure our experience was a custom one, no request was too much for them!
Thanks Unique Events! Read less
Services Used: DJ, Rentals & Photobooths
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Kaley
Wedding:
10/4/2014
5.0/5.0
Travis Newell went above & beyond at our wedding last Saturday. He definitely exceeded our expectations and contributed greatly to the awesome time we had! Everything we discussed prior to our wedding happened - even refusing to play an artist on my "do not play list" when bribed my brother-in-law. Ha! The photobooth was also a hit and his team treated all of our guests with respect.
I added "wedding planning" to a service Unique Events provided as they are much more than a DJ or Photobooth service - they helped guide us through the entire night to ensure smooth sailing. Thank you!
Travis Newell went above & beyond at our wedding last Saturday. He definitely exceeded our expectations and contributed Read more...
Travis Newell went above & beyond at our wedding last Saturday. He definitely exceeded our expectations and contributed greatly to the awesome time we had! Everything we discussed prior to our wedding happened - even refusing to play an artist on my "do not play list" when bribed my brother-in-law. Ha! The photobooth was also a hit and his team treated all of our guests with respect.
I added "wedding planning" to a service Unique Events provided as they are much more than a DJ or Photobooth service - they helped guide us through the entire night to ensure smooth sailing. Thank you! Read less
Services Used: DJ, Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths
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Amanda
Wedding:
10/4/2014
5.0/5.0
Travis Hempstead was was very accommodating, flexible, creative and helpful. His experience was very comforting as I believe I provided 0 "must play songs" - he did a great job, covered all genres and made sure everyone heard a tune they could get out and boogie to. He came early and prepared - knew what he had to do and knocked it out of the park. He was a key factor in our day being so memorable and going off without a hitch!

The week of our wedding it was projected to be very cold and we last minute, had to rent a tent. Travis came out to the farm, helped us decide where to place the tent, head table, DJ booth, etc. Travis did our ceremony - where we integrated 3 different songs into the actual ceremony. He worked with not only me on the timing, but also our officiant to make sure we were all comfortable with the flow. During the toasts, the father of the Groom did an impromptu rendition of "we are family" which I found out weeks later, he coordinated with Travis during the cocktail hour. When we did our first dance, I was adamant about wanting it to be with sparklers - Travis helped coach the crowd on how to circle us, and keep the sparklers going throughout the whole song. It looked like we had all practiced that moment 100x. Our contract with UE only went until 11, but at that time we still had a great dance crowd on the floor. My parents and I decided to move the party into one of the barns. Travis did a great job and the party kept going until about 1:30 AM.

We were very pleased with every aspect of not only the services that UE provided us - the photo booth was a hit, the up-lighting looked great in the tent, the dance floor was rocking, and Travis was GREAT! VERY high recommendation for both UE and Travis Hempstead. Many thanks, it was an unforgettable day!

XO - Amanda & Tom Webber
Travis Hempstead was was very accommodating, flexible, creative and helpful. His experience was very comforting as I Read more...
Travis Hempstead was was very accommodating, flexible, creative and helpful. His experience was very comforting as I believe I provided 0 "must play songs" - he did a great job, covered all genres and made sure everyone heard a tune they could get out and boogie to. He came early and prepared - knew what he had to do and knocked it out of the park. He was a key factor in our day being so memorable and going off without a hitch!

The week of our wedding it was projected to be very cold and we last minute, had to rent a tent. Travis came out to the farm, helped us decide where to place the tent, head table, DJ booth, etc. Travis did our ceremony - where we integrated 3 different songs into the actual ceremony. He worked with not only me on the timing, but also our officiant to make sure we were all comfortable with the flow. During the toasts, the father of the Groom did an impromptu rendition of "we are family" which I found out weeks later, he coordinated with Travis during the cocktail hour. When we did our first dance, I was adamant about wanting it to be with sparklers - Travis helped coach the crowd on how to circle us, and keep the sparklers going throughout the whole song. It looked like we had all practiced that moment 100x. Our contract with UE only went until 11, but at that time we still had a great dance crowd on the floor. My parents and I decided to move the party into one of the barns. Travis did a great job and the party kept going until about 1:30 AM.

We were very pleased with every aspect of not only the services that UE provided us - the photo booth was a hit, the up-lighting looked great in the tent, the dance floor was rocking, and Travis was GREAT! VERY high recommendation for both UE and Travis Hempstead. Many thanks, it was an unforgettable day!

XO - Amanda & Tom Webber Read less
Services Used: DJ, Lighting & Decor, Rentals & Photobooths, Unique Services
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Taylor
Wedding:
9/27/2014
5.0/5.0
From someone who has known Travis for many years, I can assure you CAN'T go wrong with Unqiue Events! Their name simply tells the story - Travis and his team will do what it takes to make your wedding unique! They offer everything from DJ services, which are TOP notch, to different dance floors, uplighting, lounge areas, etc. I knew from the day I got engaged what I wanted my reception to look like and Travis truly helped me make it come alive! We had blush uplighting, a white dance floor, with a white lounge setup surrounding the dance floor...it was truly amazing. For character, class, ease, and everything in between, Unique Events is the way to go!!!
From someone who has known Travis for many years, I can assure you CAN'T go wrong with Unqiue Events! Their name simply Read more...
From someone who has known Travis for many years, I can assure you CAN'T go wrong with Unqiue Events! Their name simply tells the story - Travis and his team will do what it takes to make your wedding unique! They offer everything from DJ services, which are TOP notch, to different dance floors, uplighting, lounge areas, etc. I knew from the day I got engaged what I wanted my reception to look like and Travis truly helped me make it come alive! We had blush uplighting, a white dance floor, with a white lounge setup surrounding the dance floor...it was truly amazing. For character, class, ease, and everything in between, Unique Events is the way to go!!! Read less
Services Used: DJ, Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor, Rentals & Photobooths, Unique Services
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Cheri
Wedding:
9/26/2014
5.0/5.0
Unique Events made my daughter's wedding day over the top. Shout out to Bill our awesome DJ and host. I couldn't have done it without you!
Unique Events made my daughter's wedding day over the top. Shout out to Bill our awesome DJ and host. I couldn't have done Read more...
Unique Events made my daughter's wedding day over the top. Shout out to Bill our awesome DJ and host. I couldn't have done it without you! Read less
Services Used: DJ, Lighting & Decor, Rentals & Photobooths
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Christa
Wedding:
9/20/2014
5.0/5.0
AWESOME!! Bill is a personal attendant, a calming presence, a DJ, a floor cleaner, a drink dispenser, YOU NAME IT he does it! :) Loved the music and his personality!!
AWESOME!! Bill is a personal attendant, a calming presence, a DJ, a floor cleaner, a drink dispenser, YOU NAME IT he does Read more...
AWESOME!! Bill is a personal attendant, a calming presence, a DJ, a floor cleaner, a drink dispenser, YOU NAME IT he does it! :) Loved the music and his personality!! Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Shallyn
Wedding:
9/20/2014
5.0/5.0
We live in NJ and our wedding was in the QCA so when we came back to visit a year before our wedding all the guys from UE: Riley, Travis N. and Travis H. all came to our venue so we could walk through a plan. My Fiancé and I were impressed they all came to check it out. From there all my communications were with Travis H. for the next year and I couldn't have asked for a better DJ - heck I don't think DJ is even the appropriate title - Wedding Entertainment and Planning Coordinator is more like it! Planning a wedding 900 miles away was tough, but I never worried about our entertainment and up-lighting. The day of the wedding Travis H. was incredible. He ensured the wedding party knew what to do and where they needed to be, the music went off without a hitch at the ceremony and reception, and he always checked in on my Fiancé and myself throughout the evening - even getting us a beverage or two if we needed. Top notch service and extremely appreciated. We received so many compliments on the up-lighting and people were dancing all night long! I think I only left the dance floor twice and could have been there all night long. Travis H. and Unique Events truly made our wedding day amazing, special and unique all our own. It is one night we and all our guests will be sure to remember forever. I have even joked with Travis H. and our other vendors I want to renew our vows every year and do it all over again!
We live in NJ and our wedding was in the QCA so when we came back to visit a year before our wedding all the guys from UE: Read more...
We live in NJ and our wedding was in the QCA so when we came back to visit a year before our wedding all the guys from UE: Riley, Travis N. and Travis H. all came to our venue so we could walk through a plan. My Fiancé and I were impressed they all came to check it out. From there all my communications were with Travis H. for the next year and I couldn't have asked for a better DJ - heck I don't think DJ is even the appropriate title - Wedding Entertainment and Planning Coordinator is more like it! Planning a wedding 900 miles away was tough, but I never worried about our entertainment and up-lighting. The day of the wedding Travis H. was incredible. He ensured the wedding party knew what to do and where they needed to be, the music went off without a hitch at the ceremony and reception, and he always checked in on my Fiancé and myself throughout the evening - even getting us a beverage or two if we needed. Top notch service and extremely appreciated. We received so many compliments on the up-lighting and people were dancing all night long! I think I only left the dance floor twice and could have been there all night long. Travis H. and Unique Events truly made our wedding day amazing, special and unique all our own. It is one night we and all our guests will be sure to remember forever. I have even joked with Travis H. and our other vendors I want to renew our vows every year and do it all over again! Read less
Services Used: DJ, Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor
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Renee
Wedding:
9/20/2014
5.0/5.0
we absolutely loved Unique Events and we got SO many compliments throughout the night and are still receiving them three weeks post wedding! We used the uplighting- which looked amazing. We also had the Photo Booth which was a lot of fun!!! The songs that our DH (Travis) played just fit with our mood and guests perfectly. We gave him a list of must play/preferrred played/don't play and he stuck to it but read the crowd to see what he thought was best to play. The dance floor was packed the entire night! Travis also did a great job with announcements and keeping us on track, which was great because as the bride that is the last thing I wanted to worry about! Also, our 4 hours were up and since there were still so many people dancing he continued to play another hour!! I would recommend unique events to anyone!! :)
we absolutely loved Unique Events and we got SO many compliments throughout the night and are still receiving them three Read more...
we absolutely loved Unique Events and we got SO many compliments throughout the night and are still receiving them three weeks post wedding! We used the uplighting- which looked amazing. We also had the Photo Booth which was a lot of fun!!! The songs that our DH (Travis) played just fit with our mood and guests perfectly. We gave him a list of must play/preferrred played/don't play and he stuck to it but read the crowd to see what he thought was best to play. The dance floor was packed the entire night! Travis also did a great job with announcements and keeping us on track, which was great because as the bride that is the last thing I wanted to worry about! Also, our 4 hours were up and since there were still so many people dancing he continued to play another hour!! I would recommend unique events to anyone!! :) Read less
Services Used: DJ, Lighting & Decor, Rentals & Photobooths

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