I was incredibly pleased with my end result from AMS and would highly recommend them to any of my friends.
Frances in the office responded to all my emails super quickly and thoroughly.
Rick, ceremony guitarist, played beautifully for us. I'm also a guitarist myself so I had high expectations. He offered suggestions, played my selections, and also played my special request during the ceremony. I had sent him a video of how I'd like the song to be played, and his rendition matched it very closely.
Alexander, DJ, listened attentively to all my ideas and concerns for our wedding music and was really open and informative. On the day of the wedding, he checked in with us regularly to make sure his services were going the way we had hoped. He also seemed to be having a good time and was really appreciative of our business, which make someone more enjoyable to work with!
Andy, photo booth attendant, was always smiling and helped every group with their first few rounds in the booth to make sure they knew how everything worked. He put photo strips into a guestbook/photo album for us exactly as I had asked, and updated me about the booth usage throughout the night.
I was a little surprised when the photo booth provided was open air rather than enclosed, but it was no problem at all. In fact, I think I liked the open air better, because then you could see (and laugh at) the group being photographed before you and it seemed to bring the various groups of friends together more.
My only tiny bone to pick was that Alexander and Rick were a tiny bit slower to answer emails - but really I think they just have normal response times and I was spoiled by how fast Frances was!
Overall I was very pleased with everything that AMS provided for us and they helped to make my day go smoothly.
We had a great experience with our DJ (Rick) from AMS Entertainment. We were doing a few things that were non-traditional so we met with Rick in person before our wedding. He was extremely warm and friendly and also very helpful with the planning process, particularly because he had a lot of prior experience working at our venue. On the day of, everything went as planned and our guests loved the music.
Alex was the dj for my son and daughter-in-law's wedding last Saturday at the Marin Art and Garden Center. He was perfect! What a delightful man. He has such a lovely air about him. Most importantly, he listened to what my son and daughter-in-law wanted.. He was extremely professional yet completely accessible. I would highly recommend him to any and everybody. Also, working with the office was a breeze. Joe and Frances made the whole process stress-free. My kids and I thank you for helping to create the perfect wedding.
The online form was easy to use and provided a really good base when I met with my fabulous DJ Alexander! Alexander was just wonderful, and if you are lucky enough to get him as your DJ you will be lucky to get him! He was happy to work around my schedule and even had our first meeting at my office since I couldn't get away and we were able to email around everything else. I was able to let him know what music I wanted, and he was able to get all I requested. It was a great wedding and a fabulous party and I owe it in part all to him!
I got married recently in Calistoga, CA. Rick was our DJ and he was wonderful. All our guests commented on the music and how much fun it was. The entire process from start to finish was seamless...we picked out the songs we wanted played at specific times etc, we had a chat with the DJ a week before the wedding and told him what type of atmosphere we were going for and he delivered to a T.
The music flowed throughout and everyone was on the dance floor the entire time, the night seemed to end so quickly...we all pretty much forgot where we were until the announcement for the last dance came on.
I will definitely, definitely, definitely recommend AMS entertainment to anyone getting married. I promise you will have no regrets whatsoever!
This DJ service was fantastic, I was able to book them somewhat last minute. My DJ Frances was professional, classy, friendly and overall amazing. would highly recommend them!
AMS entertainment did the music and photobooth for our recent wedding and they were absolutely AWESOME. Will was the DJ for our ceremony and reception and we couldn't possibly say enough nice things about him. He took the time to review our online song choices, while also chatting with us on the phone to discuss our music interests, and our general ideas for the feel of the ceremony and reception.
During the reception, he did a great job with the music choices, and also was really able to get the crowd into it. He did a great job learning and pronouncing all of the members of the wedding parties, family, etc. and his equipment, sound quality, etc. were all top notch. I couldn't say enough good things about AMS entertainment and Will in particular, so if you're considering doing a DJ for your wedding, do yourself a favor and book AMS (and ask for...
AMS was absolutely great! We got married at Wente Vineyards in Livermore and AMS was able to accomodate to us. The online planner was very useful and allowed me to add or delete throughout the process. Frances was so nice to work with and always made sure we had what we needed. Our DJ was Alex and he was awesome! My guests raved about how great the music was and everyone had a great time. Alex was able to combine all our different tastes of music and make the reception so much fun. I would strongly recommend AMS!
From start to finish, AMS was flawless. Frances in the office was by far the most responsive and helpful vendor I dealt with (which is saying a lot, because we got really lucky and picked some fantastic vendors). Their online planner/play list is great, and I love that we had access to it for months so we could add song ideas slowly as we thought of them. They were also great at checking in as the wedding date got closer and reminding us to get our lists in!
Will was an amazing DJ, he was one of the friendliest and most easy-going guys I've ever met. I had a lot of specific and somewhat ridiculous requests and he followed every one of them. I think I gave him a 'do not play' list about a mile long which he followed to a tee until our friends convinced me to let him throw it out the window halfway through the night (which he didn't do until double and triple-checking with me...).
I can't recommend them enough!
I cannot say enough great things about Guy, who DJ'd our wedding at sunstone winery. He kept everyone dancing , just liked I asked. He was also so friendly! Loved him, he played awesome music the whole time! The whole AMS team went above and beyond our expectations. I would refer them to anyone!
Nikki and Josh
Our wedding was magical and beyond our expectations. AMS entertainment was a huge part of why our night was wonderful.
In the months leading up to the wedding, Frances was extremely helpful. Planning a wedding from another state is difficult, and her quick email responses were always so helpful. They were so accommodating, even as we switched plans on them a few times.
Our band and DJ (Alexander) were wonderful. Our DJ and I met over a phone call, and once wedding day came, he played everything we requested. Not only that, he picked up on our guests' personalities and went with it. He definitely figured out his crowd.
I could not say enough wonderful things about this company.
AMS was the most professional vendor we worked with for our
wedding at Trentadue. Frances is fantastic and communicates in a timely
manner. She is also very informative and helpful. She worked with us to ensure that all of our questions were answered. She also reminded us of timelines for music requests and for payments. Frances is also very sweet. My fiance dropped off some music on a jump drive to the AMS office in Sebastapol. I waited in the car. Frances came out of the office just to meet me and say thank you. This is amazing customer service.
I really enjoyed communicating with Katie, who provided the ceremony and cocktail reception music for us. She and her colleague played the cello and violin beautifully. So many guests commented on the ceremony music and the set up. I loved all of Katie's suggestions for music.
Alex was an amazing DJ. He was insightful and proactive. He really listened to us and ensured that our wedding music was perfect. He came over to our head table during the wedding to make sure the music wasn't too loud for guests and he also checked in with us to see if we had any suggestions or questions. Again, another example of amazing customer service. It was an incredible night thanks to AMS.
Highly recommend this company. They are VERY professional and easy to work with. Our DJ was Melissa, and we loved her! If you don't want to worry about your wedding music, AMS is the obvious choice!
AMS was wonderful to work with. Our experience with Joe, our rep, was fantastic. He was kind, responsive, helpful and flexible for our needs.
We booked ceremony musicians, a photobooth and DJ through AMS. The ceremony musicians were great, also very responsive to emails and perfectly arranged two somewhat unusual song requests for our processional.
The photobooth was a huge hit! The open-air design was really fun because TONS of people fit in to the photo. The personal who operated the booth was helpful but unobtrusive, letting people be as silly as possible with their photos. One piece of advice--I'd recommend creating some sort of backdrop unless there is a good backdrop at the event.
The DJ was the highlight from AMS--he was really fantastic and we received many compliments about him that night and after. He played all of our favorites, songs that appealed to all the different age ranges and kept the pace of the party up beat and fun. Our dance floor was filled, due in large part to Rick our DJ.
I would definitely recommend AMS for any of these services. They were very easy to work with, which is always a blessing with all the...
AMS provided both our DJ and ceremony musicians for our September wedding in Sonoma. They were great from start to finish. Super easy to work with - responsive, professional, flexible, patient, and they delivered exactly what we wanted. The trio of classical musicians was perfect - they played a mix of classical, latin, and covers during our ceremony and cocktail hour (everything from Radiohead to Pachelbel to the Beatles.) Katrina had no problem arranging a new song when we requested something outside their repertoire, which was really lovely. Frances not only coordinated our day but also DJed our wedding. Everyone loved her - the only complaint was that the dancing had to end! Thanks AMS for amazing service and great value for our special day.
We hired AMS to do all of the entertainment for our Northern California wedding and couldn't have been happier with our choice. David, who played classical guitar during the ceremony, was easy to talk to and instantly understood what music genre we wanted. We heard multiple guests comment on the music selection and sound. Our DJ, Will, was very professional, classy and handled all of our "difficult" guests perfectly. He played music that got everyone out on the dance floor and we had an awesome dance party. He took care of us the entire day from making announcements to keeping the flow going. Thank you for making our day easy and fun!
My DJ was Chris and he was so great to work with. He incorporated everything we wanted and made it better than we thought it could be. I was shocked to see so many people on the dance floor. I couldn't have asked for a better DJ!!
AMS makes at least one part of planning your wedding easy. They are very responsive and easy to communicate with. Their online planning program makes selecting your music easy. They did everything we asked for 100%. Cannot go wrong selecting them!
We had a great experience with AMS. Francis was extremely helpful during the planning process and Andy did a great job as our wedding DJ. We were very pleased with our trio as well! Thanks so much, AMS!
AMS provides great service at an incredible value. They have a great process for helping you figure out what you want, and then their live musicians and DJs take it from there.
Katrina Wreede was our live musician and Rick Hardin was our DJ and I'd highly recommend them both. Katrina and her partner played flawlessly over the ceremony and cocktail hour and even learned a new song for our recessional.
Rick met with us in advance to talk about our music tastes and must have songs and put together a great music set from there---multiple guests told us about how fun the music was the next day.
I'd highly recommend AMS to a...
My husband and I were married at Trentadue Winery in August and were lucky enough to be working with AMS. Alex was everything we could have wanted in a DJ for our wedding and more! He was very helpful and made us feel so special! The evening was magical and the music showed everyone a great time! Thank you so much!
AMS Entertainment is fantastic! We got married at Viansa Winery in August and AMS Entertainment provided our ceremony and reception music. Frances Nelson was our AMS representative that provided contract and information needed. Frances was great, and was very responsive to all of our needs. Our DJ was Alexander Hansen who also was wonderful. He coordinated a Skype date with us to go over our music selections. He was very flexible and allowed us to create the playlist that we envisioned. He was also very responsive during the reception and periodically checked up with us to make sure there was not anything else we would have liked to add to our perfect night. This was a very nice touch, and I truly felt that he cared about us. Thank you AMS Entertainment for your professional and superb services!
Excellent is the word I would use to describe this company. I was trying to decide between two DJ companies in Sonoma county and I am so thankful I chose them. First of all they are all so friendly and wonderful. The entire staff loves their job. When we sign up, they give you an online playlist, so you get to decide (or not) what songs you want. I designed my entire wedding playlist, preceremony, post/reception, and dancing. It was great because it was all music special to us. Our DJ was Will. He is exceptional. He mingled with my friends and family, and has a warm outgoing personality. He gave everyone a heads up of toasts and dances so our wedding flowed FLAWLESSLY! If you can request Will, DO IT! He helped make our wedding a party! When it was time for the last dance, my entire wedding was on the dance floor and wanted to go for another hour. (and this was 11:00!!)
Andy was fantastic! Very professional and prepared; he
helped to make our perfect day even more magical! Our biggest regret of the wedding day - that the music had to end!
AMS was great!! My husband and I were married at The Silverado Resort in Napa but were planning our wedding from Florida so the online website that allowed us to go in and pick songs was so convenient! AMS provided the music for the wedding and reception and I was worried that they would have a hard time finding the song I wanted to walk down the aisle to, but they didn't at all! Alex was our DJ the day of and he was GREAT! He was fun and kept our party on the dance floor all night long! THANK YOU for making our wedding stress free and SOOOO much fun!!
I used AMS Entertainment for my Sonoma County wedding. The DJ for my wedding was Alexander Hansen, and I was so incredibly thankful for all that he did for us. For me, the music was one of the most difficult things to plan out, seeing as though we wanted a jazz/classical elegance during dinner and then a little more upbeat pop songs for the dancing. I was not sure how to make these two blend and transition smoothly. Luckily, Alex knew how to make this happen, and did so perfectly. The entire evening was romantic, fun, energetic and elegant all at the same time and I was so relieved with the song choices and how they transitioned throughout the entire night. One of the things that made Alex so special was the fact that we sat down and had a meeting a month prior to the event date. He wanted to know our story, and who we were as a couple. He did this so he could completely customize the experience for us, and it really felt like it was our own. His work reflected our lives as a couple and it was absolutely perfect!
Our DJ, Will, and the rest of the AMS experience were awesome. I would highly recommend using them for your DJ. They were extremely reliable and professional. They brought all of the necessary equipment and really took a huge load off of us in terms of wedding planning. Their online music selection guide made sure they played the songs we wanted to hear, and Will was much more experienced in keeping the flow of the event and the overall music selection perfect for everyone at the wedding.
Writing this review is difficult because of how I feel towards the AMS quality. The venue that we got married at required that we use AMS for our DJ. At first I was ok with that because I wasn't familiar with others. Planning our music was easy using their website and they were able to get Persian music for us. Once I submitted our final play list, it literaly took months for AMS to contact me, and actually I had to email their office finaly to find out what happened to our DJ. That eventually worked out and we were ready to go. They did not do a sound check or have a back up plan for wind. This resulted in our guests only hearing about the first 30 seconds of the ceremony, then they heard the small breeze in the speakers. During the ceremony one of our guests went to the DJ asking if they (or him) could bring us a portable mic. The DJ told them no. I really wish this could have been discussed before hand and I would have told the DJ if someone needs to bring us a portable mic please do so so we can share our vows with our family and friends. What really irritated me was after the wedding and a few weeks went by I contacted AMS by email to express my dissatisfaction with them and never heard back. I then called them and all they could say was that it was the videographers fault because his mic was interferring with theirs, but still no apology just pointing the finger. I then called the videographer who said they had heard complaints about AMS before but rest assure it was not them. They proved that by sending me our wedding video and you could hear our vows loud and clear. It was proven right then and there that the problem was AMS!
Our DJ and ceremony musicians were excellent. They really made our wedding day better than I had expected! Our DJ, Alex, as well as our ceremony musicians were very professional and knowledgeable in helping us plan out the music/entertainment part of the wedding. The online planner was really helpful ,and everyone at AMS was very responsive to any questions we have via phone or email.
On our wedding day, everyone from AMS showed up early, well dressed, and ready to go. They even sent a coordinator to say hi to us and make sure everything was ok. The live band at the ceremony played very well and we loved all the prelude pieces they selected for us. Our DJ was friendly, respectful, and played a great selection of songs. He checked in with us once a while during reception to ensure we are enjoying the music and that everything is going well.
We also had a great experience just meeting Joe at AMS for the first time when we were interviewing all the music/DJ vendors in the Napa area. AMS is definitely the most professional, knowledgeable, and friendly vendor we met during our selection process. Considering the excellent quality of service we received, it was worth every penny. Highly recommended if you are getting married in the wine country!
AMS Entertainment (and our DJ, Alex) were superb. We had our wedding at Arista Winery in Sonoma County. Everything we asked for and more was delivered during our event. When it comes to your own wedding - if everything runs perfectly, you can't ask for more. When the DJ orchestrates the event in the way Alex did, seamlessly, it makes all of the guests feel that much more comfortable to be there. Alex did everything we wanted, he fit into the theme and tone of the wedding perfectly - and i'd have him DJ/MC any future life events for sure. Thanks Alex & AMS!!
Saul was our DJ from AMS Entertainment in Santa Barbara, CA and he was AMAZING. He was professional, stuck to the songs he knew my husband and I liked, and helped keep our night on track from beginning to end. Our guests never stopped dancing and Saul knew just what we needed to keep the partying going. The Canary Hotel recommended AMS Entertainment for our DJ services and they by far had the best price and quality. Thank you for making our wedding be the best day of our lives!
We couldn't have been more pleased with AMS Entertainment as the DJ for our wedding. Their website was extremely helpful during the planning process, from setting up a timeline for the day to specific songs and music genres we wanted to have playing during different parts of the event.
We were paired with Melissa to be our DJ and she fit our personalities and style perfectly. We met ahead of time to discuss the online planner and what further she could do for us to make our day special and perfect.
The day of the wedding, Melissa helped the entire day run so smoothly. We didn't have to worry about a thing. She kept to the timeline we created while also checking in periodically with us to see if we wanted to make any changes.
I would highly recommend AMS for anyone putting on an event.
Alex at AMS was so great to work with that I would highly recommend him. We wanted to meet with him before the event to make sure that he knew us before we actually had him be our DJ. He made time to meet us and we were so glad! He helped us plan our reception music and gave us great recommendations for pre wedding music, and all of the stuff that you just dont really think of. He was
I know AMS usually comes highly recommended, but we had a terrible experience with them. After spending hours and hours on our song list for the reception -- and even discussing it with our DJ -- AMS just forgot it and didn't have it at our reception. We had had specific song dedications to our bridal party, and we had put a lot of thought into our list. At first, our DJ told me that we didn't do one, but then realized that they forgot to print it and bring it. Luckily I was able to recreate most of it from memory, but that's 15 minutes I had to waste during our reception to do something that had already been done. When I contacted them about it afterward, they basically said, "It was human error." Gee, thanks. Considering I had discussed it with our DJ and that the notes that they did have at the reception referenced a song list, I don't know how they didn't catch that they didn't have it. It was extremely disappointing considering that our interaction up until that point had been very positive, and our DJ was extremely friendly with a great attitude. But that was a huge screw-up, and I thought they handled it poorly once it happened.
I cannot say enough wonderful things about AMS and the DJ we were assigned for our big day, Mike. Sean may have helped us plan and even met with us really early in the process so we could wrap our heads around what was needed from us, but Mike just went above and beyond on our wedding day. Everyone absolutely loved the music, and the way it was all arranged. The dance floor was hopping! He also made sure we had wine at our sweetheart table, and even gave us a 15 minute warning that the night was almost through. No one believed me that our DJ could keep our wedding on schedule and moving, but he did in every way, down to the surprise Beatles song at the end that was my favorite moment of the night. Thank you AMS!
This was the BEST company to work with! I planned a Napa destination wedding from Dallas and they made everything so easy! The DJ was amazing and guided us through everything! The guitarist was awesome. I could not have been happier with the way everything turned out! A++++++++
AMS was the perfect choice for our wedding. Leading up to our wedding, Frances was professional and organized. It was so easy to use their online planner to document pertinent info, list songs to play and not to play. Will, our DJ, was fabulous! He followed up with us prior to the wedding to get a feel for our style and what we were looking for. The day of the wedding he was all over keeping the festivities rolling. He kept us updated and was totally in charge! Great music too...he read the crowd and kept everyone dancing! We wanted to make sure that our DJ and music wasn't in any way cheesy and Will exceeded our expectations. He made our reception just the way we wanted and it was so much fun.
I cannot say enough about the entire team at AMS, from the start of our planning to the day of our wedding their service was exceptional! We were blown away by the amount of attention we were given to truly make our wedding what we wanted it to me. The staff was so professional and really took the time to understand what we were looking for. We planned our wedding from across the country - and at no point was I worried at all that we had not met the team in person. I would recommend AMS to anyone looking for a fabulous experience! P.S. We used AMS for both live music and for DJ services:)
AMS is awesome! Our DJ, Alex, was a perfect fit for us. My husband and I don't like the typical wedding music, we literally went to the most played list on the website and added those songs to our personal do not play list. Alex totally got our style, our taste in music and our vision right away. From the moment the dancing started, it literally didn't slow done, once, until it was the final song. Our guests were signing, dancing, jumping and having an awesome time. We also had some songs that were not mainstream we wanted for the ceremony and cocktail hour that Alex tracked down, edited and played for us. The custom play list you can build online prior is also sweet, because you have options! A must play list, a would like to play list and a do not play list, which covers it all. More than that, Alex played music he knew we'd like, just based on looking at those lists. He was a great DJ, and AMS was a great entertainment group to work with for our wedding.
AMS was so perfect! Such professionalism, and ease to work with. What a pleasure doing business together. Alexander----you just rocked it! We don't have a huge dancing crowd, but all the selections were spot on and so much fun! And the attention Alexander gave to us throughout the night made us feel all the more special! What a great night! Thank you!!!!
AMS provided the DJ services for our daughter's wedding at Paradise Ridge Winery. This was not the event's original location, but when we had to move, they happily came with us. AMS makes everything easy for the bride and groom, from choosing their music to directing their day. We had Alex, and he was the best! Professional, fun, and so nice to work with. Throw a little timeline change at him and he is not fazed. We truly enjoyed working with Alex and AMS and thank them for everything they did to make our daughter's wedding perfect!
AMS provided the DJ for our November wedding as part of the "Hummingbird Package" at Mark West Lodge. Our DJ was Kristina Baker, and both she and Frances (who we never met, but did exchange emails with) were fantastic. We met Kristina a couple weeks before the wedding to go over the music we had picked out and our plan for how the wedding day should go. She was sweet and friendly, and the three of us were joking around by the time we left that night. On the wedding day there was one tiny mix up (we sent in CDs before the wedding, some to be played as dinner and cocktail music and some to be played with the rest of the reception music, and somehow it all got labeled as dinner music) but Kristina was quick to fix it when we realized what was going on, and no one else even knew anything was 'wrong'. Everything else went perfectly smoothly, just as planned! Kristina was on top of everything, checking in with us periodically to make sure the volume was okay during dinner, and to give us a heads up about what was next (she gave us a 'warning song' so we'd know when to come cut the cake, and made sure the timing was okay with us).
I LOVE AMS! Joe and Frances were so helpful to work with and made planning so much easier. They have so much music and the online planner was super easy to use. Joe and Frances communicate so well and so quickly and you get e-mail reminders as the date gets near. Fantastic!
Colin was our DJ and he was the best. He made suggestions, played what we wanted, didnt play what we didn't want, and helped out with the timing of the entire event. We had the best wedding ever!
We also used AMS for our open-air photobooth which was a total hit!!! Frances even brought hats and funny accessories to use and there was always someone in it. Plus you get a CD with all of the photos after!
I can't say enough good things about this company and about Joe, Frances, and Colin. USE THEM! I can't say thank you enough!!!!
I feel like the words “thank you” don't even come close to showing our appreciation for all that Alexander did to make our wedding the evening of our dreams. Simply put... Alexander is awesome! He helped us flow through everything right on schedule and kept the dance floor packed… a sure sign of a good time. We had so much fun we want to get married again!!! Thanks again Alexander and the entire AMS team.
Hands down this place is probably one of the best vendors I worked with. The customer service alone sold my husband when we had started researching music vendors and since we were so pleased with the service we didn't need to create a selection of djs to choose from. They handled the music for the whole wedding from ceremony to reception and the dj that we had, Will, was AWESOME! When we first chatted with Will on the phone we instantly loved his personality and enthusiasm for our wedding that it just got us more excited too. The wedding went off without a hitch and Will was such a great MC and keeping things on track. And finally (the most important part) they're very flexible and helpful in working with your wedding budget. Since weddings are so expensive now, it's hard to get what you want for a reasonable price. AMS gave us exactly what we wanted and we stayed within the wedding budget. Thank you Frances & Will! Will you totally rocked! I've never seen any dj be able to get EVERYONE on the dance floor, you're AMAZING! Thank you for giving us the wedding of our dreams! :)
Great job, no complaints!
AMS was all around amazing for our wedding September 2011. Planning from a distance was no problem, Frances and Joe were both wonderful in answering questions and providing us with all the information we needed. Melissa was our DJ and she was better than we could have ever hoped for, always checking in with us and making our night go seamlessly smoothly. We also did the photobooth from AMS which was a definite hit, all ages of our guests loved it and AMS provided me with all of the digital files! I couldnt have been happier!
We didn't want a DJ too involved in our wedding (MCing every little thing, being really cheesy). And Colin at AMS definitely delivered! He did exactly how much we wanted, suggested things that we hadn't thought about and everyone had a great time dancing! Very professional and so great to work with!
We hired AMS for our wedding in Sonoma. I cannot say enough good things about AMS. Our DJ Alex was fantastic. He kept everyone dancing all night. We also used AMS for our photobooth which was a HUGE hit. Our friends & family keep saying how much fun they had at our wedding and I know having AMS as a vendor was a big factor for that. I highly recommend them!
I thought AMS did a wonderful job on our wedding!! They provided both DJ services at the reception as well as live musicians (trio of guitar, cello, and violin) at the ceremony and cocktail hour. Both services were awesome! They were very responsive with us even from the first inquiry about using their services. I especially liked the online planning tool they used to fill in details about the wedding. On the site, you can choose songs to play, songs to not play, list events you want the DJ to announce, choose songs for the ceremony, etc. The site made it very easy to update details and plan with AMS. They also provided the photo booth at our wedding which was a complete hit. Everyone was in the photo booth all night, and since it is an open photo booth, you can get tons of people in each picture and spectators can watch while the photos are being taken. Further, they give you a sweet photo book of every photo strip at the end of the night so the bride and groom have a cool keepsake. I would recommend AMS to anyone!!!
Everyone at AMS was wonderful, and Chris (Our DJ) was simply perfect! Everything went exactly as planned and Chris worked very hard to make sure that things were as they should be.
We could not have had a better DJ. Melissa was very communicative right from the start, and was willing to meet us later in the evening then normal because my husband and I have busy schedules. She was incredibly professional, and a wonderfully fun woman to work with. She even shared a little bit about her own life, which we truly appreciated. Melissa was amazing - she picked perfect songs and knew exactly how to meld them together. She adjusted the musical selections throughout the evening, going with the energy, and adjusting as that energy moved along. We were hopelessly lost about our music, and she was very patient with us, and she was willing to make suggestions for us. We told her we liked music from Glee, and we just assumed she'd play the original songs, not the actual Glee versions. Imagine our surprise when we heard our favorite obnoxious TV show, songs and all. It was awesome! As the night progressed she caught on that our group enjoyed sing-a-longs, and continued to play them through out the night. She was incredibly helpful and supportive, not just for the music, but for any other random odd and ends that needed dealing with. It was a perfect night coupled with the perfect music. I would recommend AMS Entertainment to anyone who wants not just "wedding music, ceremony music, dance music", but who wants their own personal and unique musical experience!
Sean with AMS was great to work with in the months leading up to our wedding. It was super easy using their online song selection service. My only complaint was that the day of the wedding, he seemed disinterested and forgot a couple key things (skipped the father of the groom speech, forgot to play a key song or two, etc.). Perhaps my expectations were too high since all our other vendors raved about AMS and him in particular.
Frances was our DJ and she was fantastic!
AMS did a fantastic job at our recent wedding. From first point of contact to contract signing to the wedding night, the staff was nothing but professional, courteous and responsive. Frances (office staff) was patient and persistent without being pushy when we were still deciding what vendor we'd go with, and then Alex (our DJ) was good humored, relaxed, flexible, and put us totally at ease on our wedding day. Every song we wanted- he played. Every piece of direction or request we made- done. Changes or delays in our timeline- no problem, he'd make a suggestion about how to handle it but always stressed that it was up to US to decide how our night should go. We got so many compliments on our music choices and I credit much of that to Alex and his impeccable sense of mood, flow, and timing. I wish we had an excuse to hang out with him every weekend! I would wholeheartedly recommend AMS (and especially Alex!!) to any other Northern CA couple.
Our DJ William Dhanasunthorn was an absolute delight! His impeccable timing and professionalism made everyone at ease. The most memorable part was my dad danced the entire evening. Our eyes were wide opened to witness this miracle. Never knew my dad was such a great dancer! Thanks for making our day magical.
It was such an easy process to select the best songs for your special day. Melissa, our dj, was friendly and checked in to make sure we were happy with the flow of the music.
AMS was great to work with. Their communication was prompt and thorough. It was easy to schedule and book. I was able to hand pick all the music I wanted played. Our DJ Melissa Woerle was the best! She kept in contact with me prior to the wedding to make sure we were planned out and set for the day. She had such great, fun energy at the wedding- but kept it perfectly in tempo with the intimate feel of our smaller wedding. She communicated with me throughout evening to make sure I was getting just what I wanted, and kept the event flowing smoothly and on schedule. I would book AMS again, and request Melissa. I was very happy with the service provided and throughout the experience of working with them.
I absolutely loved working with AMS! The DJ I worked with was Alexander. He was amazing! Meeting with them was fun and easy. I would always be a stressful bride walking into a meeting, but I'd come out calm with peace of mind, knowing that they were going to make my wedding day as perfect as can be. Everyone at AMS is very friendly, and they are all professional. It was so much fun working with them. One of my slip ups happened to be when I scheduled two meetings at the same time. One of them being with AMS and the other with our wedding videographer. I immediately called AMS, and they were so flexible, and assured me that it was no problem. I did feel incredibly bad for having made a simple mistake like that. I even had a last minute change the night before the wedding, and at 1am I was sending an email to Alexander, praying that he received it before the wedding. Sure enough he had, and everything went smoothly. AMS is great. I loved working with them, and I would recommend them to anyone. I wanted a DJ who was very low key (it was almost as if he wasn't even there), and that is what I got! If you are looking for a DJ who is very animated and you want to participate a lot, I know they have DJs like that as well! Finally, not to forget their song choices! There were so many to choose from, and if they didn't have a song you wanted on file, they would get it for you. Also, their system for choosing your song list was so easy to use, and I had so much fun going through songs, and adding them to my list. Thanks AMS! I will keep you in mind for any future events!!!
we couldn't be happier with the service received and our DJ (Alex @ AMS) for our wedding.
Totally Cordial, did exactly what we wanted, and was like he was not even there during the wedding. (I mean this in the best way possible, where he chimed in during the 3 or 4 times he needed to and the music did the rest of the talking)
Our wedding was ABSOLUTELY PERFECT and AMS, specifically Alex, was a main part of this going so well.
I would give one suggestion that it has a lot to do with vendor synergy. All my vendors had worked together in the past, and this led to one seamless production that we will never forget
Thanks AMS and THANK YOU ALEX
MIKE & JESSICA WOLF
Our DJ, William, from AMS Entertainment did a wonderful job with our wedding. Everyone in attendance loved the music and he did a great job with directing the flow of the wedding timeline without being obvious or overbearing to my husband and I, or our guests. It was much appreciated to have such a professional vendor since I had planned the event myself and was able to forget about all the details and rely on the DJ to fulfill his part of the job.
The music selection system that AMS uses online can be frustrating in the planning. My advice would be to keep in contact with your DJ or a representative of the company and they can help you out with the selections you are looking for.
We just can't say enough good things about AMS! Everyone we dealt with was very responsive and took the time to find out what we wanted; from our ceremony musicians, to the office staff, to the DJ! And boy did they deliver! The ceremony music was flawless - (they even worked in some Beatles music) and Our DJ in particular was exceptional - she almost acted like a day-of coordinator working together with our officiant, videographer, ceremony musicians, etc. she checked in with us regularly and made sure we were happy with how things were going, released people from their tables to go to the buffet and even kept an eye on the time line regarding speeches and the bouquet toss! When she was playing music she did a great job of reading the crowd and playing perfect songs, but she didn't do any unnecessary talking or commentary. Really wonderful company to deal with all around and they did a brilliant job of our wedding.
AMS is the best!!
Alexander was our DJ and he helped with music selection, timelines, he MC'd and even helped the caterer by excusing tables to go to the buffet. We cant say enough about AMS. They are 1st class and I would recommend them to anyone. Thank You!!!
AMS did a fantastic job with our wedding! Melissa was our dj and went above and beyond for us. She played the music we requested and was very unobtrusive. She also checked in with us throughout the evening to see if we needed anything or if she could get us drinks, etc!! She was so sweet!!
With the online planner we were able to request the music we wanted and AMS did a great job of finding songs that weren't on their list. They also worked closely with us on our ceremony music. We didn't have electricity at our ceremony site, but we had specific music we wanted played. At the last minute our generator rental fell through and AMS and Melissa worked to make sure we would have the music we wanted. EVerything went off without a hitch!
We also used AMS for our photo booth rental and it was definitely a highlight! Our guests absolutely loved it and are still talking about it. The prop basket is a must! We didn't think we wanted it at first, but I'm so glad we did, the photos are hilarious and everyone had fun dressing up. They also put together the best scrapbook for us throughout the evening. We've looked at it so many times and always get a good laugh!
Thanks for everything AMS! You did a fantastic job!
AMS was our dj for our wedding a month ago in Sonoma. Alexander was our dj and was BEYOND amazing! Not only did he contact us before the event and discuss everything, but he was in constant contact with our other vendors which made the whole day so easy. He was extremely professional and was not a "cheesy dj" like many other weddings I've been to. He spoke only when he needed to and was very helpful with making sure our speech givers were comfortable with using the mic and when they would be speaking. Alexander was not only an amazing dj (the dance floor was packed all night long!) but he was my "go to" guy for all of my reception requests. Things that absolutely were not in his job description like lighting and more wine were taken care of without hesitation. Alexander kept me calm and made our wedding day so fun and relaxed. I could not have asked for more in wedding entertainment and would ABSOLUTELY recommend AMS to anyone who is having an event!!
I loved AMS Entertainment. Our DJ was Alex. He was great. He check in a lot with us to make sure everything was going how we wanted. Before announcing anything he would check in with us to make sure he had everything right. They are awesome and very professional. I would highly recommend them!
I used AMS Entertainment recently when I got married on June 19, 2010....OMG...Melissa was absolutely wonderful! Everything flowed right on key and she played a perfect blend of music for our age and the younger crowd that also attended. Really liked the functionality of the web site and being able to complete the wedding planner online and choosing the music there also. It was very easy. Melissa communicated everything in advance and I felt like I was in good hands before the big date and had one less thing to worry about. That held true as the night unfolded. I would totally recommend AMS and Melissa for all the future brides out there.
Excellent!!!! My wife and I had Roger from AMS for our wedding last weekend, June 12th 2010. Roger could not have been a better DJ for our reception. His communication with us, was top notch. Everytime we had a question, he would assure us he was on top of it, and everything was running smooth. Our DJ Roger kept us relaxed and enjoying our wedding, and we really appreciated that... He helped make our recepton more relaxed an enjoyable, and played everything we requested. Just an all-around great, great guy.
AMS in general, was great about communication. We started our planning early, and when we had a concern or two, they were in touch with us lightning fast. Recommend highly....
Many thanks to Roger & AMS!!!!
Joe & Kristen
AMS is great! We used Angela as the pianist for our ceremony and cocktail reception and William as our DJ for our reception. Both were GREAT! Angela played beautifully and was able to accommodate all my desires for a classical ceremony and a cocktail hour with jazz and standards. She really is a terrific musician. And William was a blast! He made the reception so much fun and our guests danced the night away. AMS was great from start to finish, and since we planned our wedding from NYC, it was really terrific to one-stop shop for all our music needs. I highly recommend AMS!
Both AMS and our DJ, Melissa, were amazing! The online planner made the song organization simple, and there was just enough "human" interaction (via phone) to make me feel confident before the big day. A+!
AMS did an outstanding job at my son and daughter-in-law's wedding. The whole operation was very well organized and took all pressure off of me from the initial call to Chris, detailing with Frances all the way through the wedding. Alex, the DJ, and Sam, the photo booth operator were very professional and pleasant around the wedding guests. The music was exactly what was requested and there were no scary surprises. The photo booth was one of the biggest hits with our guests. Everyone had fun with the props and souvenir to take home. The bride and groom already treasure the book of photos. Thank you, AMS, for enhancing our wedding and reception. Judy
You know you picked great vendors when your guests are still talking about what a great wedding you had. Everyone really enjoyed the music and had a great time dancing the night away. Alex at AMS was wonderful to work with both in pre-planning and at the event. I can't thank AMS and Alex enough for making our wedding a night to remember, not just for us, but also for all of our guests!
We would like to say THANK YOU to Alex at AMS Entertainment for being such a big part of our wedding day! We were so impressed by how well we were taken care of during the night. Alex made everything run so smoothly. All of our guests made comments about how good the music was and how everything flowed together seemlessly. Thanks for making the planning process so easy and for making it all come to life perfectly!
We used AMS for our April 24, 2010 wedding at Auberge du Soleil in Rutherford,CA. The whole planning process was so easy. Joe and Frances helped so much at the office. Joe asked us some questions to get an idea of what we wanted. They only suggested their other services if it met our needs - in our case an acoustic guitarist (Rick) and lights for our dance floor and belly dancer performance. AMS know the Auberge du Soleil really well so they knew exactly what works there. William our DJ was a real class act. All the music was cued just right.
My wife and I were really happy with our choice in AMS. The online planning, online payment, or just picking up the phone made it all so easy. Thank you Joe, Frances, William and Rick.
We would definitely recommend them for a Napa valley wedding.
AMS Entertainment is an awesome company! I first found them on my preffered vendors list from the site I was getting married at...so I did some research and looked them up. First, they really are happy to help at the wedding. Second, each DJ has a small bio about themselves and all are very educated and experienced in what they do and how they handle the weddings. Third, when we met at AMS's business, everyone was very nice and helpful when it came to songs, how to set up the music lists, and what would be used/needed at the wedding.
I had tons of questions I needed answered along the way. I called the office and was helped each time, with tons of information, and with patience! That's a big plus!
Roger, our DJ was amazing! He helped me with everything I needed once he arrived. He even held some of my stuff I would need throughout the night...in his pocket! He was very relaxed and super friendly....and outgoing! I can honestly say, he made everything really easy for myself, husband, family, and friends.
The night flowed smoothly, and he really kept tabs and management in keep the night wonderful.
Thank you so much AMS and especially to you Roger!
Wedding date: April 17th, 2010
We were recommened AMS and all of our guests, including us, thought that Frances did a great job. She played everything that we wanted and more!!! The next time we need a DJ or someone asks us for a recommendation we will use AMS.
Chris Monson, our DJ from AMS Entertainment helped make my daughter's Napa Valley wedding perfect. He not only provided an awesome play list and did an incredible job as Master of Ceremony, he also worked so hard behind the scenes making the reception flow so smoothly.
Chris's entertainment really put the evening over the top. He had a knack for encouraging people to dance, keeping a consistently crowded dance floor. Plus, even at the bitter end, there was still a sizable group left wanting him to play "just one more song!" The younger "20 something" friends and family (who typically can be a hard sell) posted on Facebook that they loved everything and did not want the party to end.
I would not hesitate to use AMS Entertainment again, as they provided excellent, professional and courteous service from start to finish.
AMS did a great job providing music that fit our even perfectly. Our DJ Roger helped the whole wedding night move along as planned (without actually saying anything over the microphone). We gave him some leeway with dance music, and his choices were perfect for our crowd. I would highly recommend AMS and Roger.
We were very happy with the DJ before and during the wedding! Extremely professional during the wedding and very thorough in the month prior to the wedding.
AMS did a great job at our wedding. Our DJ Alex Hansen was super helpful and made sure that we got to hear all the songs that we wanted to hear!! Great job - very professsional!!
Our DJ was VERY friendly and professional. He took time to get to know us as a couple which helped us feel like we were special. Everything provided on the wedding day was exactly what we had asked for and discussed with him.
Absolutely amazing. The online planner was extremely helpful, and comes back to you in a timeline, so you can see what will happen when. Changes were accomodated, and even when a problem came up about how far the ceremony was from the reception site, up on a hill, they found a way to make it all work out perfectly. Chris, Alexander, and Frances were so professional, yet extremely friendly. The flow of music had everyone on the dancefloor for the entire evening. I could not have asked for a more perfect night for my daughter, and would recommend this vendor to anyone and everyone looking for a high quality dj for any event. Kudos to all of you at AMS, you helped create magic that night.
Amazing. My daughter's wedding was out of state, so we had to trust the music venue we chose. We had heard good things about AMS, and chose to go with them because of their reputation. We were certainly not disappointed. Everything from choosing song selections, to accomodating cds we wished to supply with lyrics taken out, to accomodating last minute changes appeared to happen effortlessly. From Chris, who we spoke to, and booked with, to Alexander, who put together our days timeline of song choices, to Frances, who was the actual dj who attended and worked the event, each person was professional, friendly, accomodating, and created the most magical day for our daughter and son-in-law. Being out of state makes it really hard, and scary to choose vendors, and yet I was amazed at the product the produced based on our vision. The site where you can create timelines, and song selections is so detailed that it creates excitement, at having some control over how your day will go. Each and every request and even the last minute changes were accomodated, addressed, and respected. Kudos to all of you over there at AMS. What a wonderful job to have, where you make memories and dreams come true. Thanks for everything. Barbara Steormann Keller, Texas.
Fabulous service, Roger Clary who was the DJ from AMS was very personable and professional. We spent over an hour on the phone two weeks before the ceremony reviewing the online planning tool and he suggested a lovely dedication to my parents to honor their anniversary where we played their first dance song and gave them flowers! He was the perfect level of involved but not overwhelming and gave me lots of advice before and during the ceremony as I was a DIY bride. The online planning tool was so useful and again was like a wedding coordinator for an inexperienced DIY bride! Also, Chris from their sales department came to our outdoor location when we first were booking to plan the music setup.
Thanks AMS ;)
will did such an amazing job at our wedding. my husband and i had the time of our lives. will was so awesome and attentive. we could not have asked for more. everyone has given me so many compliments on the dj. thank you so much for a night we will never forget.
Great, friendly staff. Would definitely use AMS again
Thomas was exceptional as the DJ at my wedding. He went way above and beyond our expectations by basically coordinating our wedding, serving us (the bride and groom) dinner, and accomodating our guests requests.
We had Chris Monson for a DJ at our wedding and he was terrific. He a true professional and was everything we wanted. He played the DJ role perfectly by not being too interactive/over the top yet was able to make announcements and control the party through the music to a tee. I would recommend AMS to anyone that can budget them. They are a little on the pricey side and you will find this out when you price out DJs but you get what you pay for. There customer service was top notch whenever we had questions leading up to the wedding. There reputation made the cost worth it before the wedding as it was one less thing we had to worry about.
Let me preface this review by saying I think the things I heard about AMS prior to my wedding may have set the bar higher than it should have been, thus the reason I was dissapointed with their performance, but if you're touted as the best of the best by everyone ... well ... you gotta follow thru! The hard part of writing this review is that we loved our DJ. She was super sweet and very thorough prior to the wedding, which made me think the wedding would go off without a hitch. Unfortunately, on the big day she seemed stressed and a bit overwhelmed. A few hiccups worth noting...I was supposed to be given a mic after recessing down the aisle to give a toast before leaving to take pictures and at that very moment, our DJ had dissapeared. The song that my wife chose to play during her bouquet toss didn't start until after she had thrown her bouquet and then played for an awkward minute, as we all looked around wondering what to do. And when I asked for a slight change in the music during the dancing, she just looked at me and said, "that will clear the dance floor!" instead of being willing to brainstorm a few songs that might work instead. Again, not super major hiccups, but I didn't expect any hiccups after hiring the one vendor that everyone recommended. Seriously though, EVERYONE in wine country said the only DJ worth hiring was AMS.
Maybe it was the high expectations. Maybe it was the package we went with, which only included 1 DJ, instead of 2...who knows. Overall, she was fine. But on my wedding day I'd hoped for great.
AMS Entertainment and Alexander (our DJ) exceeded our expectations every step of the way. When we were first shopping around for a DJ, 100% of the other vendors we spoke with recommended AMS. We met with AMS and were very pleased and decided that we would hire them. In describing themselves they said that for example, the type of person they hire to be a DJ might be someone who has experience in fine dining and knows how to provided excellent, quality service, whereas some other DJ companies search for big personalities. The AMS approach to DJing was exactly what we were looking for.
AMS has an online wedding planner that allows the bride and groom to create a timeline and play lists, including a do not play list. A couple of months before the wedding we met with Alexander for almost two hours and talked to him about our wedding vision and the types of music that we like and don't like. Alexander gave us his cell phone number and told us to call him anytime with questions or comments. He was extremely available and helped us create the perfect music experience at our wedding.
On the day of the wedding Alexander continued to exceed our expectations. He also impressed our guests, by asking them if there was anything he could do for them, and checking in with the people giving toasts to make sure they were ready. If I were to do the whole wedding thing again next summer (theoretically) I would without a doubt rehire AMS and request Alexander.
The online planner tool was perfect for us (we both work incredibly long hours most weeks, so we were able to do things when we were able to). We were able to get a good idea of how the day would go, and make changes until two weeks before the wedding. Roger was the greatest. He exceed our expectations and really was more than just a DJ. Throughout the entire night, he would check in with us to see if we needed anything. He was extremely flexible as well. Roger and AMS were incredibly easy to contact, and we would get a response within a day.
Words can't say how AMAZING the AMS team is. Roger was my DJ (he had an assistant but I can't remember his name!?!) and he was so fantastic. He met with me for two hours prior to our wedding and answered every question, addressed every concern and made amazing suggestions. Joe (the manager or maybe owner?) called to double confirm details and made sure we had things done they way they needed to be for our slideshow that they provided equipment for. On the day of our wedding Roger did so much more than provide music! He brought us champagne while doing photos, helped to keep my vendors on track, put up with my crazy guest, made sure everyone had a great time and took care of a difficult situation with our toasts in the most professional way possible. I just can't say enough about the level of service provided as well as the fantastic mucic they provided. AMS came highly recommended from many sources and now I know why! I also attended a wedding last weekend that AMS DJ'd for as well. This DJ (I think his name was Timmothy??) was fantastic as well. We had such a great time dancing at this wedding. TImmothy was both friendly and accomidating, as long as it was within the bride and grooms guidelines of course. Should I ever have a need to hire a DJ again there is no question that AMS will be the only place I would ever use!
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We booked our DJ and ceremony musicians through AMS and I would highly recommend them for your event because of their experience and portfolio of high quality professionals. We had not spent very much time thinking about music for our ceremony or reception, but AMS had a streamlined process set up that made making these decisions very easy. And, everyone we worked with was so friendly, kind, and helpful.
First, the ceremony musicians were extremely flexible and were able to make great recommendations on different renditions of songs we had picked out that would be better for the event, location, and/or types of instruments we had chosen. They were patient with us despite our busy schedule and last minute decisions/changes. And most importantly, the quality of their performance was excellent.
Second, our DJ was great because he knew exactly what he was doing, assured us that no matter what, the event going to be fun and successful, and we didn't have to provide very much direction at all. He helped us plan our timeline and we gave one song for each course as a sample or inspiration, and our DJ was able to come up with a playlist that fit the mood/occasion perfectly. The music during the meal was at the perfect sound level, which made it great for conversation and he was able to slowly build the party up toward the end in a very tasteful way, but still keeping it fun. The DJ came dressed extremely professionally, had a fantastic personality, and fit right in with all of our guests.
We had Alexander for our DJ, but I would assume they're all great. He was awesome! He was attentive to every need and every detail. You can't go wrong with AMS. ALL the vendors know and respect AMS. They are that good.
AMS was great. Their online wedding planner was so useful- helped us to get organized with the music selections for the wedding.
Our DJ for our wedding was Tony Park- we could not be more happy with him. He did exactly what we wanted- stuck to our "Do Not Play" list, and he had great judgment- playing more upbeat music when the crowd needed it, etc. He was so great with the guests and was not cheesy AT ALL. We were very happy with him and highly recommend this vendor!
Considering that many DJs have a penchant for cheesiness, I was a little worried about having a DJ, as opposed to a band, play at the wedding. But AMS was fantastic - no cheese here! Frances, our DJ, and she was awesome. AMS has great online software for creating your song list and, before the wedding, we worked with Frances (and Joe) on our list of must plays and don't plays.
It's worth mentioning that AMS has several options to choose from. We chose the less expensive option; the only difference between this option and the more expensive one is that you do not get to meet your DJ beforehand. However, even though you don't meet in person, you will have the chance to email with your DJ, and speak to your DJ on the phone, before the wedding, which was awesome.
Our DJ from AMS, Alex, was fantastic. We booked and coordinated solely by telephone / email, so I was a bit apprehensive going into the event (despite a few excellent planning conversations). I need not have worried! Alex was (as cheesy as it sounds) more than a DJ - he was an integral part of our event.
He was on site early for setup and seemed to pitch in wherever needed. When an accident on the main access road to our site delayed 90% of our guests and pushed our event 30min, Alex worked easily with our coordinator and other vendors to re-fit everything into the modified timeline. Immediately after the ceremony, Alex was on hand to check if DH and I needed water, champagne or anything else. His music selections through dinner were *exactly* on target with the mood and tone I hoped to set.
The reception went off without a hitch. I gave him freedom to work with our playlist (avoiding anything horribly cliche and sticking to a VERY limited set of genres) -- and all his selections, even those that were his suggestions, were perfect! Alex continued to checked in throughout the night to make sure that we knew what events were coming up, that we were happy with the music, that we had drinks, etc.
In short working with Alex was a bit like having a second coordinator... but in a surprisingly subtle way. 5 stars, highly recommended, two thumbs up!
AMS was part of our Mark West Lodge package, and we were lucky to work with Terrence, our energetic DJ who provided both ceremony and reception music for our wedding. AMS uses an online tool to help you select your music beforehand, and it wasn't the most user-friendly program, but with some email assistance from AMS, we completed the planner. We did not meet our DJ until the wedding day, but there were very few issues and everything went smoothly. I would recommend Terrence to anyone -- he was laid-back yet fun and made the music portion of our day really memorable.
At the Napa site where we had our destination wedding, we were required to choose a DJ from their vendor list. Because of this restriction and our inability to choose or meet with our DJ, we were greatly apprehensive. However, our concerns were quickly put to rest the moment on our wedding day when we met our DJ, Roger Clary, from AMS Entertainment in Sebastopol.
He was so professional, kind, and attentive that he quickly became one of our favorite vendors of the evening. Not only did he constantly check on us to see if our every whim was being met (including food and champagne), he ensured that all our guests were comfortable as well. In fact, prior to meeting him, I thought he was one of the wedding coordinators for the site or caterer because of this very work ethic that went far beyond the call of duty.
And when it was finally time for him to do what he does best, he "rocked the house" with as many of our playlist requests he could squeeze in along with his own incredible selection of music which he inferred solely by our playlist. Furthermore, if ever a guest made a musical request that was questionable or didn't fit the genre of music he gathered we liked, he always passed it by us in a timely and discrete manner.
Thus, we can't rave enough about Roger Clary and AMS Entertainment. Our only wish is that we had a few more hours to enjoy the reception and the music just a little while longer.
Steve our DJ and the company AMS were a perfect fit for us for our wedding. They were very professional. The music selections were perfect, I even complained to Steve that the songs were too great, I never got a chance to rest!!
I used AMS out of Santa Barbara, and DJ Saul was AWESOME!!! Saul kept the party going at all times. He honored all song requests and was the perfect wedding MC (not too loud and cheesy). AMS was a wonderful company to work with, I highly recommend. Grade: A
AMS Entertainment is definitely on the pricey side of Bay Area DJ's. They were the first vendor I booked, after my venue, because Paradise Ridge raved about them and said that they were the best around. Our DJ was Roger and he was excellent the day of. Before the ceremony he kept checking up on me to see if there way anything I needed and handled last minute order changes beautifully. He is also the anti-wedding DJ in that he was not cheesy at all, which was very important to us. All of the correct songs were played and our dance floor was full until the last dance. He made it a great party.
AMS did an amazing job at our wedding! Terrence was our DJ and he was incredible, we highly recommend him! He played everything we wanted, and he handled everything smoothly. We love the online wedding planner, and had a great meeting with Terrence at Starbucks beforehand to discuss our needs.
AMS and Terrence did such a great job that everyone kept asking us who our DJ was! Everyone loved him! AMS is the best and a great DJ for weddings.
We had the perfect DJ for what the bride and groom wanted. You almost didn't know he was there. The music never stopped all evening, even when we went over our time limit. Dinner music was nicely done, but not too loud. He accommodated requests from guests and did a very professional job of introductions. He got the dancing started by playing tunes that all ages could dance to. There was never a down time on the dance floor. AMS interviews the bride and groom to find out their expectations and then matches them to a DJ that fits. They could not have chosen better in our case.
AMS is the best!
Joe and Frances and their entire team are real prosw and we partner with them for events at our facility.
Dan and Jan O'Connell
AMS Entertainment has so much to offer from great DJ's, photo booth options, and live musicians. We've been lucky enough to work with several DJ's from your team and I appreciate the professionalism that goes hand in hand with their fun personalities. We love it when an awesome DJ can keep guests dancing all night long! We look forward to working together again soon!
As a wedding and event planner I have facilitated hundreds of weddings and parties. AMS consistently provides professional, well trained, organized DJ's. Their focus on customer service reinforces my confidence in knowing that the clients I refer will be treated well and have a great experience. From the planning stages through the event day AMS will meet and exceed your expectations!
Everyone at AMS Entertainment is so great to work with. They have great customer service and are so friendly. I would recommend them to anyone who needs a DJ! I have worked with them for over 5 years on many events and they are by far the best, dependable and professional!
AMS Entertainment is truly the best when it comes to music, lighting, and entertainment. As a wedding planner, we know that a DJ can make or break an event, which is why we choose AMS so often. Every single one of their DJ's enjoys music, has an understanding of what is needed to be a wedding DJ, and enjoys what they do (which makes all the difference in the world to your wedding). They check their ego and cheese factor at the door, and just play good music that will keep you and your guests on the dance floor all night! We can't imagine our events without AMS and luckily we don't have to. Thanks for being at the top of your game AMS - we here at Holliday Weddings love you all!!
AMS is part of our A-Team! The staff is amazing to work with and they are really versatile in what they offer. DJ, live music, small combos; really whatever you would like to make your day special. They now offer lighting and a photo booth as well. We used their illuminated cocktail tables for an event we had at the patisserie and it really added a sexy look!
Ams Entertaainment is one of the best DJ company's in the Wine Country. Joe and his team are professional, responsive with excellent customer service. I can't say enough great things about Joe and AMS Entertainment!
We have partnered with AMS Entertainment for many, many years. They have always been helpful, professional, organized and wonderful to work with. We highly recommend them to our many brides.
AMS the do it all Entertainment Company! Our personal favorite by far!
Cathy Reynolds Stone
We have worked with several live bands and DJ's that were contracted through AMS and have had very satisfied clients. Alexander and Joe are super great at the office too!!
We have had the pleasure of working with AMS Entertainment for several years at Trentadue Winery. Joe and his staff are some of the most professional vendors in the industry and consistently deliver excellent service to their clients. Everyone on their staff is wonderful to work with and not only works well with our staff but makes our job easier by being organized, efficient, professional and punctual. AMS takes great pride in matching each client with the band or DJ who best fits their style. Whether you're looking for someone to subtly guide the flow of the event or to take charge and get your guests excited and pumped up, look no further than AMS Entertainment.
AMS is positively Wine Country's BEST music service, from booking live performers to providing flawless event experiences with their team of A+ dj's. I've been working with AMS for over a decade and have yet to be disappointed.
When a bride and groom ask for a DJ referral I say contact AMS. Joe and his staff are professional and will take good care of you while planning the wedding and on the wedding day. Working with AMS is a dream.
The team at AMS Entertainment always bring the party! I've had the opportunity to work with a variety of DJ's from their team and each one has been completely professional, enjoyable and engaging with the guests of our events. They all work well with any crowd and a great bunch of team players.
AMS is a group of some of the most professional and friendly people in the entertainment industry. They have a wide variety of services available and they always exceed our expectations. AMS is a perfect addition to your team of event professionals to make for a memorable and very well organized event!
We are always pleased when we know that AMS will be in charge of the entertainment on our events. They are professional, attentive to the clients' needs and work seamlessly with our team.
When brides ask me for a DJ or band referral, AMS is always the company I recommend first. They are helpful, professional, and fun! They are truly respected in this area, and I have been lucky enough to work with them at many events and at many different venues. You know you will be getting fantastic service when you book with AMS!
I've worked with this group at several winery weddings, and they're absolutely fantastic. Arrive early, and dont leave early. Would gladly love to do business with them again and again.
AMS Entertainment has always been a spot on company - not only are their DJ's professional, but I have seen many of them go overboard in extending themselves to assist in small but significant ways to make the time leading up to the ceremony graceful and ensure a seamless transition into the ceremony. I recommend them to my brides.
I've had the opportunity to work with a few of AMS' DJ's through the years, and all were professional and a pleasure to work with. I recommend them for every type of wedding, from intimate affairs to full-on partys.
I have worked alongside AMS for almost 10 years now, and the experience is always a great one! All AMS staff members I have encountered have been totally professional, friendly, and accommodating... Several AMS DJ's have offered to help me lift heavy columns and flower urns out of the van! AMS is top notch in wine country.
Anita at Wine Country Flowers
I have worked with AMS for many events but have also had the pleasure of having them DJ my own wedding. They did a wonderful job and kept the event running smoothly. Thanks again and I look forward to working with you in the future.
Since we deliver the cakes prior to the celebration, we run into the guys from AMS quite often. Sometimes 3 or 4 times a weekend. They are always on time, professional, and know all the wedding venues in the area. Music set the stage, for a great party,and after attending a wedding where they did a supurb job, I would highly recommend AMS.
We love working with AMS entertainment!! Their DJ's are really wonderful and create a perfect atmosphere for the wedding reception. Their clients love them!
I highly recommend AMS Entertainment for any event! Their professionalism and attention to the client's needs are the best in the industry.
I've had the pleasure, as a photographer, to work with AMS for four years at Mark West Lodge and have enjoyed them very much. The DJ's are very professional, efficient and easy to work with. They are considerate of the bride and groom, their needs and their time. I would highly recommend their services if you are in the market for a good DJ. Nancy Sherry, Timeless Treasure Portraits
AMS clients planning Napa weddings want these three things:
√ A Unique entertainment experience,
√ No stress,
√ No surprises.
That’s what you’ll get. Everytime. AMS Entertainment consistently delivers Extraordinary Customer Service that really sets our Sonoma weddings apart. That’s our specialty. Our DJs are classy. Our Photobooths are beautiful and fun. The uplighting is pure elegance. Our Illuminated Cocktail Tables are practical and pretty. And you’ll love the way all of these services, and more, are customer-oriented to make your event “pure you.”
A company history offers critical information for discerning brides. For example, AMS has been in business since 1996. That represents thousands of events. Experience like this is worth a fortune. This kind of seasoned professionalism ensures your event flows like clockwork. Again, there will be no surprises. No surprises means no stress for you.
But it is a simple, but crucial aspect of AMS that sets us apart: our attitude. We care. We listen to you. This is your day, your event. AMS is a family-owned business, and this caring attitude is who we are. I hand pick our entertainers based on skill AND attitude.
What kind of people are we? We try to give back to our, and your, community. AMS Entertainment supports the Sonoma County Humane Society, Handicapables, Laguna Foundation, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and the Rural Food Program among many others.
If a caring attitude is important to you, AMS, the Wine Country DJ, is a good fit for your event. Our entire history proves it. Call us today at (707) 823-7359. We'd love to hear from you.
Chances are, you’ve never hired a DJ. You need information in order to make the right decisions for your event. We’ve made it easy. Here are our answers to the most commonly-asked questions :
1. What is your style? Our style can be summed up with three simple words: Elegance, Sophistication and Fun. You will enjoy classy, stylish DJ entertainment from AMS. Everything we do is about you. In other words, we personalize our service to reflect you.
2. Can I meet with you in person? Absolutely. AMS is unusual. We are a full time company with a complete office staff in order to better serve you. Call (707) 823-7359 to arrange a time to meet.
3. What’s different about your DJs? We pride ourselves on being the Anti-Cheesy DJs. Our DJs are personable, fun and classy. They receive intensive, specialized training. They also receive continuing education and training each year. AMS is a great choice for upscale entertainment.
4. Can I speak with my DJ? Yes. Once you have completed our on line planner and song list, we pair you up with the DJ best-suited for you. Our clients love the personal attention of working directly with their DJ.
5. What will my DJ wear? Our DJs wear a black suit, and our appearance is always appropriate.
6. How many songs can you play? We can typically play around 12-15 songs per hour.
7. Do you have the music I want to hear? Yes. Our musical library is stocked with thousands of the most popular songs ever recorded. But we go beyond that by also maintaining a substantial collection of lesser-known songs. They’re still gems. We play the music you want to hear. And we love requests.
8. Have you worked at my reception site before? Chances are that we have worked at your venue multiple times. AMS is a preferred vendor at over 50 venues throughout Sonoma, Napa & Marin.
9. Tell me about your equipment. AMS uses ultramodern, computerized sound systems. They sound great and look sharp.
10. Is there a wireless mic available for toasts? Yes. Sound is clear and static-free.
11. Can you provide sound for a DVD slide show? Yes. Call our office at (707) 823-7359 and we can explain what is needed.
12. Does the DJ require a meal? No. We come prepared to work the entire time you book us. Please do not feel obligated to purchase a meal for your AMS DJ.
13. Do you provide music for the ceremony? Yes. We offer complete ceremony systems with wireless microphones. The sound is beautiful and can fill even a large cathedral with crystal clarity. We also offer excellent choices for live music.
14. Do you have back-up equipment? AMS equips our DJs with back up equipment in the unlikely event of an equipment malfunction. There is a manager on duty at all times in case of an emergency. You’ll have peace of mind with AMS.
15. What makes you unique? Our reputation for outstanding customer service and non-cheesy DJs has made AMS the most trusted and recommended DJ service in the wine country.
16. What is the most important reason to select AMS? Referrals. They pour in every week, because we take care of our customers. And we will take care of you. That is a promise.
17. What are your fees? We offer a variety of value added plans or we can create the perfect custom plan just for you. For more info, contact us today: (707) 823-7359.