I worked with Byron at Buckeye Entertainment, and was very happy. He made this portion of the wedding something we didn't have to work hard on or work for. He helped to guide us through the night flawlessly, and was flexible when we said we did need more time in one portion of the reception... or not. He kept the party going and everyone had a good time.
He was also by far the most reasonably priced of the DJ's I spoke to. I would definitely recommend him based on his professionalism, price, and ease of working with.
I am a huge fan of Byron’s. He is so easy to deal with, very quick with responses and has a fantastic personality which makes a huge difference when it comes to the mood of the reception. I have been to many weddings where the DJ was “alright” and it was because they were so ho hum when they made announcements or introductions. Byron was able to pump up the crowd and get them on the dance floor. He uses a very simple website to use while planning the music during your whole event. It took all the stress of trying to remember what songs you need to pick for each event like father/daughter dance or even dollar dance songs. My husband and I chose each and every song played during dinner which we thought might be more work than what it is worth but I am so glad we did it and Byron and his website made it so easy.
If you are going to use Byron, take my advice and use the photo booth as well. It is very reasonably priced and was a big hit with everyone. Even the older guests loved it and we have a great photo guestbook to look back at. Sara, the photo booth attendant is a riot! She was so fun and kept everything high energy! The photos are great quality and they have great options to customize the strips.
I cannot recommend Byron enough. We felt completely comfortable with him right away. He did exactly want I wanted, sometimes even without me telling him! Thanks to him, people are still talking about the party a month later. He is great a reading a crowd and keeping the party going. They have a new online planner that makes selecting your songs a breeze. I have never been to a wedding where I particularly cared for the DJ, but I loved ours.
Byron was recommended my photographer and I'm so glad! He was very easy to work with and contact anytime with questions. When I first met him, I expressed our concern with a very split crowd of young adults and older conservative adults. He did such a great job of feeding off of the crowd playing a variety of music to meet everyone's wants. Very affordable too! Highly recommend.
Byron was so great to work with! We had a blast and even had friends approach us about using Buckeye Entertainment for their wedding! He does a great job at "reading" the event. He can see what type of music is getting a response from the guests and what type of music is not. Then he tailors the playlist to this!
Byron was awesome! He met with us a couple times before the wedding to make sure everything was perfect. He did our ceremony music as well as our reception and had another attendant present to run our photobooth. Even though our timeline changed the day of due to weather, he seamlessly moved the night on and everyone had a blast. We had some songs on our must play and do not play lists that he adhered to but used his judgement for most of the night to keep the dance floor packed!
The photobooth was also a hit. Everyone loved being able to grab a prop and take a souvenier of the night home with them. We also enjoyed our own copy of the photos that were placed in a book for us for guests to write a message. Such a great keepsake! They also post photobooth pictures to facebook for everyone to see digitally.
Overall an awesome experience and value for the dj and the photobooth services!
I found Buckeye Entertainment on theknot.com from other Brides raving about them. And I have to agree with those brides. Byron and Mike were great to work with. They had wonderful communication, great prices, and great options. They are both down to earth and know how to keep a reception flowing. We also used their photo booth which we loved. We were able to customize our photo strips, which were of a great quality for the price. They also sent us a CD of all the pictures taken from the reception. I would highly recommend Buckeye Entertainment.
Byron was so much fun to work with! We loved how easy going he was at our initial meetings.
Other than specifying what we wanted for the traditional dances we gave Byron free reign on what to play. He did an awesome job of choosing the right songs at the right time. Neither mine nor my husband's family is the dancing type but our dance floor always seemed packed with people.
We couldn't have been more happier with Byron and we will definitely be recommending him to our friends!
I was so happy with booking the owner, Byron, for my wedding! He was very personable and did an excellent job with playing the music I requested for the ceremony and reception. In addition, I received several compliments from guests that he was playing great music. You won't be disappointed in selecting him for your wedding day music!
Byron did a great job of DJ-ing both our wedding ceremony and reception! He did his best to read our guests and play music that would get them to the dance floor. He is very reasonably priced for the great service that he offers. I highly recommend Byron and Buckeye Entertainment!
Wow, where do I start? Byron from Buckeye Entertainment is so nice. He is also really funny. He listened to our wants and needs and definitely went out of his way to make our vision work. We were so thrilled with the music and the fact that he didn't play anything overplayed, annoying, or otherwise obnoxious like the Chicken Dance. Thank goodness! Buckeye Entertainment is worth so much more than they charge. It's an incredible value for awesome DJ's. Byron went out of his way to work with my many changes and still made everything work. We had so much fun at our reception thanks to Byron.
Also, thank your wife for us for letting us borrow you on her birthday!
Byron was my DJ and he was great! He was so easy and flexible to work with from the day we met him all the way up to the wedding day. He did the music for our ceremony and reception. He got everyone up on the dance floor right out the gate with the very first song and kept everyone dancing all night long. He was also very helpful in keeping everything on time and moving along like the cake cutting, the bouquet toss, etc. Several people at the wedding and after told me how much they liked the DJ!
Byron at Buckeye Entertainment did such an amazing job at our wedding. He was awesome!!! All of our friends are still talking about what a great time they had and how great our DJ was (especially for playing a fan favorite song 3 times during the night!)! We've been to a bunch of wedding receptions and this one just felt like no other, as far as people actually getting out and having a good time. That credit definitely goes to Byron.
Buckeye Entertainment made our wedding day just perfect!
Do yourself a favor and book Buckeye Entertainment! Mike (Higgins) and Byron were fabulous to work with, a bride's dream. They made my husband and I so at ease in the whole process. Byron responded to e-mails in a timely fashion and was very flexible with meeting our schedule. On our wedding day, everything flowed smoothly, thanks to our DJ, Higgins. He did not rush us but kept the night moving. He took requests from our guests but made sure to play the songs that we had asked of him. And, as for value, they are a steal! We adored Buckeye Entertainment and would recommend them to any couple looking for quality and value in a DJ service!
Byron just DJed my wedding on Sunday (5-27-12) and did an AMAZING job! He not only kept us informed on the timing of our reception, but checked in on us multiple times to see if we needed anything. He read the crowd and played music that kept everyone out on the dance floor the whole night. He joked with the wedding party and guests and really made everyone feel welcome and ready to party. His rate was the cheapest we found in the Columbus area, but we had tons of guests remarking that we must have spent a fortune on such a great DJ! A HUGE Thank You goes out to Byron and Buckeye Entertainment! You made our wedding day perfect and one to remember for years to come! Future brides and grooms: I wouldn't look anywhere else for a DJ! Buckeye Entertainment is THE BEST!
I can't say enough good things about Buckeye Entertainment. Byron and Mike were so awesome to work with, and they were so helpful. They were also not as expensive as other DJ's, but they had so many good reviews I figured we would give them a shot... I am very glad we did! These guys book up quickly, so if you need a good DJ for your wedding, call them asap! ;-)
We were so incredibly pleased with Byron, we feel he is the BEST DJ in Columbus. We we're engaged for two years so we booked early, but Byron ended up being the only DJ we even interviewed and we booked on the spot.
Byron was always quick to respond and made every effort to obtain all the music we wanted including a special Polka and rendition of "My Old Kentucky Home" for my parents. He met with us in person and took the time to get down all the necessary details for the night. He was great about ensuring he did all the announcements and introductions perfectly.
The night of the wedding he was incredibly professional, helpful, and flexible and it was clear he was there to meet all of our needs. He coordinated everything with our venu's planner and kept everything flowing perfectly. The dance floor was packed all night. We had numerous special songs and events throughout the night and Bryon was both an amazing DJ and MC.
It's clear that Byron enjoys his work and is the best value around. We decided to have a string quartet play during dinner at the last minute, but needed Byron at the same time to MC. Byron worked around everything and really only charged us for his actual DJ time which was phenomenal.
I wouldn't hesitate to call Byron for any events I'd need a DJ at in the...
Byron was AWESOME. He did the ceremony and reception music for my wedding, and it was absolutely perfect. He kept everything going smoothly and took on so many things that made my night go easy. He is incredibly nice, and you can tell that he takes pride in what he does. I would highly recommend him to anyone that asked.
Byron was so easy to work with and he did an amazing job at our wedding reception! He had just the right balance of keeping the night running without stealing the show. He was able to adjust when needed and made the night so fun with his song selections! Everyone had a great time!! He communicated well and was very professional. He would respond to emails quickly and gave me no stress during the wedding process. He has a fun, energetic personality and is a class act. I would recommend Buckeye Entertainment to anyone!!
Byron was just great. I told him everything I needed, gave him the songs I liked as well as the songs I didn't like or want played and he made sure all was done. He purchased all the songs I wanted that he didn't have already. He worked with the surprise event we had and helped it work. He made sure there was no awkward moment and announced things or moved onto events when he felt needed to be done. Honestly, he was of great value and played a vital role in our wedding day. Awesome service and the best songs. You will have nothing to worry about with Byron.
I couldn't have asked for a better experience and the price was incredibly reasonable.
Byron was our DJ from Buckeye Entertainment for our wedding on 12/31/11. He was PERFECT! I was very picky about the music for our reception and he was more than accomodating. He was early for setting up, which I was happy about, and he kept the whole evening moving smooth which was great (especially for a wedding on New Years Eve!) I got more compliments from guests about our DJ than anything else about our wedding, and he deserves every bit of the recognition! If your looking for a reliable DJ who knows what he's doing, go with Buckeye Entertainment! Thanks for making our special day extra special!
Byron was the perfect DJ! We had a buckeye themed wedding, but it was more than a perfect name. I had a request that other DJ's said would be nearly impossible to accomidate. I wanted to have dancing and have the game on. I wanted the music to pause and play the fight song everytime we scored, and I wanted it to be fun. Byron didn't bat an eye. He not only said it would go smoothly, he delivered. He did the music for the ceremony to the end of the party and it was seemless.
My husband and I contracted Byron from Buckeye Entertainment to DJ our wedding. We chose the karaoke package and had a wonderful time! Byron was always available for face-to-face meetings or via e-mail to answer any questions and help us coordinate our event. Our wedding could not have ran more smoothly! I would highly recommend Byron as a DJ, and in fact, already have a friend of mine booked with him for next October.
My husband and I chose Byron with Buckeye Entertainment right on the spot and we are VERY glad we did! He was open to anything and played everything that we wanted. We are a young couple, and he did a great job playing songs our guests actually wanted to dance to! He does not have the cheesey, DJ gimmick and remains a true professional. We wanted a DJ that knew when to step-up and speak at our reception, but generally remained behind the scenes and wasn't one of those annoying DJ's that wouldn't quit talking. He made the wedding about us. Whether you have a long list of songs for him to play, or zero songs in mind, Byron will have you covered. He was absolutely wonderful and we have nothing but positive things to say about him. Thank you Byron for making our wedding run so smoothly. You are awesome!
Gibson Photographics recommend Buckeye Entertainment to us, and I was so glad she did. Byron, and his crew is amazing! When we first met with him we were nervous to say our theme was Nintendo, because some people didn't get it, but we were so wrong the moment we said Nintendo he was just as excited as us, really looking forward to what we could do with the theme. He was really great and understanding with my list type personality, he handled all my questions, and requests wonderfully. I even asked for a rare song for my dad to be played, not thinking he could find it but he did
Byron found our perfect Nintendo music because there are many styles out there, and he found the exact one. While working on dj stuff my husband and I were fighting with a photo booth company, about what they said they offered to what they really offered, and all of a sudden I get an email from Byron saying he just started a photo booth add on with his service. I thought awesome, already knowing how he is with the dj this was a great idea. We canceled the other company, didn't even care that we lost that deposit because Byron gave me so much peace of mind that, that was so much more important. His photo booth prices are amazing, and they actually include stuff included our name on the strips, the cds afterwards of photos, an attendant, setup tear down it all. The day of the wedding he was on top of everything, our ceremony with Nintendo music was great, and everyone found it cute. He played great in between music for dinner, then after dinner he started the party, and it really didn't stop till the end! He played all kinds of music took some request, and just jammed out so everyone had fun. The photo booth had such a line of people wanting to get in it, they loved the scrap book idea and we have a great book from our friends and family. There were a lot of people who got in the photo booth that I didn't expect, but everyone loved it, was in it multiple times it was great. Byron and his team made the day flow, fun, unique, and easy. When he was packing up I was like man I want to have another party to just have Byron dj and photo booth again, well that's kind of true because my maid of honor loved how the wedding went, and has booked him for her wedding this summer. Can't wait to party with him again. Thank you for making our day magical, fun and memorable.
Best quality and value of service I have ever come across! Byron and the gang not only Disk jockeyed our event, but they also provided the photo booth- a new service they are offering. They were very thorough in helping us work through our timeline and the music offering- they will let you have as much control as you like over the playlist- but we just gave general guidelines and let them take they reigns. They kept our guests on the dance floor all night and the photo booth was a HUGE hit! Can't say enough about the value. They aren't looking to dollar and dime you with setup time, etc. Great service- highly recommend!
Byron is fun, professional, modern, and open to ANYTHING! He played exactly what we requested, always checked with us before playing special requests, and was so laid back and easygoing through the process. He let our 5 year old sing in the microphone! Great experience, and we would HIGHLY recommend him!
Byron is awesome! He kept our party going and definitely helped keep us on track! He played everything we wanted to hear! He has a great personality and his assistant is super cool as well! We had a great time with them and would highly recommend him to anyone for any event! We would have been lost without his guidance.
We can't rant and rave about Buckeye Entertainment enough! They were so extremely responsive to our e-mails and were very open to suggestions and even provided some of their own. We had Mike Higgins as our DJ and he was absolutely fantastic. He knew exactly what music to play to keep the crowd going and we had received many compliments about how great the music was. We even had a few fun games that they were willing to try and it all went off without a problem. Buckeye Entertainment was one of our most favorite vendors and we would very very highly recommend them to anyone who needs a DJ!!
Loved having Mike and Buckeye Entertainment as our DJ. They are very reasonably priced, flexible, have a great assortment of music, and are a lot of fun. Our dance floor was packed from the first dance and stayed that way the entire evening!
I don't even know where to begin when it comes to describing how incredible Byron and his staff at Buckeye Entertainment are! To start, his professionalism and upbeat personality and attitude are excellent! When it comes to correspondence, Byron's e-mail responses were always prompt and thorough. He also met with us as frequently as needed to make arrangements for the wedding day, making sure that we got what we wanted and that not a single detail was overlooked. At least a week before the wedding, we had a good plan ready to go.
However, come the wedding day, the entire event ended up not going according to plan. In an instant, Byron stepped right in and kept things alive! He rearranged some things to make it work, keeping both the guests and me and my new husband happy! He was involved in all of the reception events (introductions, bouquet & garter toss, cake cutting, first dance, etc.) by providing the music, making announcements loud and clear, and basically being a fun, upbeat personality to run the event. I can't thank him enough for all that he did for us that evening. He literally saved our wedding reception!
Anyone who is looking for a DJ for ANY upcoming event, don't look anywhere else!!! Byron is a true professional, a really cool guy, has great rates, AND... he has a photobooth. I booked the booth at my wedding and it was a HIT! We even got a copy of every single picture that was taken in that booth. It's perfect for reminiscing!
Thanks again, Byron!!! We'll be referring EVERYONE to you!
Vendor response to review
It was an honor to be a part of your wedding!! No wedding goes exactly to plan and I was just doing my job--thank you for the kudos!! And I'm glad you loved the booth--you were our inaugural couple and everything went perfectly! Thanks again and I wish you a wonderful marriage!
Byron DJ'ed at our wedding on May 7 and he did an excellent job. Throughout the planning process he always emailed me back quickly and always made sure I knew what needed to be done. He was super friendly and made my husband and I feel at ease. His prices are the best around and frankly for the service we got you'd think he'd charge more! He showed up about 30 minutes early to set up and made sure music was playing as guests entered the venue. He made sure to listen to what we did and did not want for the reception(no tacky dances) and he adhered to it all. He knew how to get the crowd up and dancing and when to throw in a slow song too. I would HIGHLY recommend him to anyone who wants the best DJ in town!
Byron and Mike of Buckeye Entertainment were super helpful in the planning process, very professional, and very flexible on our requests. Overall, A+!!
Byron was the best priced DJ out there. He was sooo much fun and we knew during our first meeting that we wanted to hire him. We met with him a few times to get an idea of the music he would play and even provided us with multiple list of music that we could choose from. At the ceremony is a request was a little extreme he would always come and ask me first to make sure it was okay. I would highly recommend him!
Buckeye Entertainment really made our wedding reception so much fun! The music was perfect and we had many compliments from our guests about how great he really was. I can't thank him enough for making our wedding reception such a blast! I would highly recommend him to future brides and grooms!
Buckeye Entertainment was amazing! Byron was so easy to work with and really had a feel for what type of music we wanted to play at the cocktail hour and reception! Everyone had such a good time at the reception because he did a good job playing a variety of music for all of our guests to enjoy! His price was very reasonable and he did an amazing job! I highly recommend Buckeye Entertainment!!
Byron and Higgins were wonderful to work with. I felt like they got us and knew exactly what we wanted. Higgins dj'd our wedding and he fit right in. I had given them a unique list of songs I wanted played, he played just about everyone of them. I'm sure he would have played all if we had given him more time. He read the crowd and knew what to play when requests weren't made. He also helped out with our slideshow glitch, thanks for that!!!
The dance floor was filled the entire night. They were so good people forgot to eat cake.
We had a blast and so did our guests. They were fantastic, and so much fun.
Their price was great, they are worth more than what they ask for.
Have them play at your wedding and you'll have a blast!
Byron from Buckeye Entertainment DJ'd our wedding in December at the Franklin Park Conservatory--and I must say that he did a FANTASTIC job. Everyone, including my grandmother, had a blast and danced the night away! Byron listened to our needs, worked with the other vendors, and checked with us throughout the night to make sure we were happy. I'd highly recommend Buckeye Entertainment to anyone who needs a DJ for their wedding! Thanks again, Byron!
Very professional, great value for your money. Bryon was easy to get a hold of and always followed up in a timely manner. He listened to all my requests and then at the reception when we got off our time line because dinner was delayed he was able to rearrange everything so our guests were entertained. He took requests from our guests, but if there was something you specifically didn’t want played he wouldn’t play it. Over all we had a wonderful time.
Byron is fun, professional and a great dj!! I've had several friends and brides use Buckeye Entertainment. I highly recommend his work!
What a great company to work with. Byron was awesome and took special care to make sure that Casey and Michael's Ceremony and Reception music was perfect and that the guest enjoyed themselves on the dance floor. Timing is important to me as a Wedding Planner and he rocked it out perfect!
Can't wait to work with them again.
Buckeye Entertainment is amazing! I have worked with them on multiple occasions and look forward to working with them on upcoming events! Buckeye Entertainment has an awesome level of experience as well as high quality sound and music. The first thing that attracted me to them was their sense of humor, as well as being so personable and friendly! Every client of mine has had nothing but a wonderful experience with them on their wedding day! I stand behind these guys 100%!!!
Excellent DJ Company Very Professional, Byron is a very capable DJ, Book Buckeye for your Next Event!
We are a Columbus, Ohio mobile DJ company providing service to Columbus and the central Ohio area specializing in wedding entertainment.
Buckeye Entertainment has the largest music selection in Ohio, with over 260,000 songs! That means we guarantee that we have the music to make your guests have a time they won't forget.
We also offer a photo booth, uplighting, screen and projector rental and an online planner for your wedding--everything you need for a beautiful, memorable wedding!
A: No two DJ services are the same. Some will charge you for set-up and take down, some for mileage, and some will even charge more for “special DJs”! We feel these are all unnecessary fees. We simply charge one flat fee of $495 for 5 hours. The only two “catches” are if you use us for more than 5 hours, and that’s 5 hours of actual music being played, NOT for set-up and removal time. The other is if we need to move our equipment (i.e. ceremony is outside and reception is inside). The charge for each is $75. We feel that there is entirely too much price gouging in the wedding industry, and we strive to keep our prices reasonable and affordable for everyone!
Q: Can we select the music that will be played?
A: Absolutely! We welcome your choices and will be happy to play what you want. There are usually a variety of ages to please and we have music for all available. We have the largest music selection in Ohio–over 275,000 songs! Many clients will choose some of their favorites and leave room for guest requests. If you are uncertain about the music, you can also just leave it up to us, and we will play to the crowd accordingly.
To make it even easier, our online planner has music categories for you, from dinner music to do-not-play. Check it out here at www.buckeyeentertainmentplanning.com username test123 password test 123!
Q: Will the DJ make announcements or act as emcee for the evening?
A: Our professionals will make any necessary announcements and keep your guests informed throughout the event, but only at your request. We have all been at that wedding where the DJ was "corny"--the last thing you want at YOUR wedding. Therefore, we do not make any announcements unless they are prearranged. We can coordinate with you, or your planner, to make sure announcements are made as needed. Some necessary announcements may be but are not limited to: Request to be seated for dinner, announcing the prayer or toasts, the cake cutting, introduction of the bridal party, bride and groom first dance, father-daughter/mother-son dances, wedding party dedication, dollar dance, bouquet toss, garter toss, other novelties, and anything else through “last call”. Our professionals will be flexible to your changing needs throughout the event.
Q: What type of equipment do you use?
A: Our professional PA speakers and microphones are made by EV, an American company that makes high quality, superb sounding equipment. Music is stored on a 3 terabyte separate hard drive and controlled by professional DJ software via a laptop. We use a variety of lighting, and all of our lights are LED. We strive to be as minimalist and clean as possible with our setup. Again, we feel the day is about you, and eyes should be focused on all the decorations you spent hours making, not on our showy setup.
Q: What will the DJ wear?
A: Your DJ will be Byron Gunter, the owner of Buckeye Entertainment. Byron will wear a suit and tie unless you ask for something different. We can dress in shirt and tie, casual, or even theme clothing if you let us know in advance. We are willing to accommodate your choice.
Q: What kind of payment do you accept and do you need a deposit?
A: We require a retainer of $150 in credit card, check, cash, money order or Paypal upon acceptance of your signed contract, and the remainder due two weeks before the event. Our online planning website has a payment portal as well.
Q: What is Buckeye Entertainment's cancellation policy?
A: You may cancel up to six months before your event and we will refund your retainer ONLY if the event is also cancelled with your venue, less any credit card processing charges.
Q: Will you meet with us before the event?
A: Of course! Remember, great parties don’t happen by accident. We will meet with you as many times as you require for no additional charge. Your DJ should help you coordinate, organize and help plan your party itinerary to maximize you and your guest’s enjoyment of your celebration. Buckeye Entertainment makes this a major part of their entertainment service.
Q: Are you going to play songs like the Hokey Pokey, Chicken Dance, and Electric Slide?
A: Not unless you ask us to. We have a library of over 250,000 songs from 1930 to today and we encourage you to be a part of the song selection process. We have templates to help you guide the night, or you can just leave it up to the pros. Either way, songs like the Macarena will only be played if you want us to.
Q: Do you have a "Do Not Play" list?
A: Yes. Once again, we will meet with you to discuss your music tastes. If there are songs (or even a genre) of music that you do not want played, we will honor that request even if a guest requests a banned song.