Elite Entertainment was amazing. I would recommend them to any future bride & groom for their wedding day.
Our experience with Elite was perfect. My wife and I planned a wedding in the Bay Area from Nevada, but Turner and our DJ, Kevin, went out of their way to make it as easy as possible. Kevin followed up numerous times to finalize our playlist and make sure he knew how to pronounce all of the names in the party. The music selection was age appropriate, and Kevin made sure the evening flowed smoothly. It was nice not having to worry about anything going wrong with this portion of our wedding planning. I would recommend them to anyone looking for a high quality DJ service.
We hired them as our DJ as part of our reception package with freedom hall and gardens. Kevin, our DJ is a great person to work with. He surely followed up with us constantly as I have put music planning a little late in our timeline. What made it easy for me working with Kevin is that I did my "homework" I did research on my song choices and I filled the form he provided completely. He also made an effort to learn how to pronounce our names correctly, and that is something you don't really find just anywhere. He is very accommodating to our guests' requests and really didn't play what we specified that shouldn't be played.
These guys are amazing! We had them for our wedding Reception and let me tell ya - They know their stuff and know what to do. They take care of everything and make sure to follow what you want. They have perfect attention to detail, will always ask for your opinion or what you would like, and they make your night the best one there is! You couldn't ask for a better dj then Elite!
We could have not found a better DJ than Robey! After a terrible experience with another DJ, it was so refreshing to find someone as professional and talented as Robey! Robey was a delight to work with. He was extremely professional throughout the night-- all while playing all of our favorite music. Our music selection consisted of a wide array of genres (Spanish rock, Jazz, R&B, easy listening, salsa, bachata, pop, and hip hop). We met with Robey before the wedding day, and he patiently listened to all of our wedding music requests and gave us suggestions along the way. We discussed different playlists for cocktail hour music, reception music, first dance music and dance party music. We loved every single minute of our reception and we have Robey to thank for that!
- Got married 10/6/12
- Turner was our dj
- Turner is awesome
I agree with all the other reviews in saying that Turner (and Elite Entertainment as a whole) did everything in his power to make sure our wedding went smoothly. Not only did he manage to keep people of all age ranges on the dance floor - at the same time mind you - but he also kept the wedding running smoothly from an operational perspective: letting us know where we were on time when doing table visits, mc'ing, getting us to the cake to cut it, and effectively ending the wedding on a high note.
Now that's all fine and good from a groom's perspective, but what really matters is what the guests think. Sometimes.... right? Unsolicited, I received many texts the next morning that read something like this:
1. OMG BEST DJ EVARRRRRR
2. dude, your dj was awesome
3. dj rocked!
And so forth.
Additionally, Turner has apparently done many of these wedding gigs, as it's his job and all, and other vendors - when they found out he was our dj - mentioned how great he was and showered kudos upon him.
If you need anymore arm twisting to hire Turner, and Elite Entertainment, here goes - One of my friends, not from CA, and also not engaged, went up to Turner during the middle of the night to ask for his card. Why? So if she ever got engaged, she could hire him for her wedding - in CA or not.
I was referred to Elite Entertainment by a friend and she specified that DJ Tony was great at her friends wedding so we decided to meet with him and ultimately ended up hiring him because of his bilingual ability and it seemed like he knew the type of music we were thinking of for our wedding. In the weeks leading up to the wedding the company had us fill out a long form with wedding details and timeline including what songs we wanted played at our wedding. So I took the time to do this and he only played a few from our list. In addition I don't think he was prepared for our wedding as he originally told us that he would contact us about a week or 2 before the wedding and he started contacting me the 3 days before our wedding and we played phone tag for two of the days and ended up speaking about the music the afternoon before our wedding, thus it was no surprise that he didn't do a good job in mixing up the Spanish and English songs throughout the night, instead he only played spanish during the dinner and early reception and then all english. Not only was this a let down, for being a DJ and MCee he didn't have very much enthusiasm, I wasn't looking for a cheesy DJ, but at least someone who was a bit more excited/enthusiastic.
Tony was our DJ and he was fantastic at our wedding. He is such a friendly and positive person, and it comes through in the way that he deals with his customers and his positive attitude during the reception. He had great suggestions in terms of what to play during the cocktail hour, and gave great advise for things that I was unsure about.
My new husband and I were also going back and forth over some of the designated songs, and he was so flexible and patient about that. In fact, there was this one song my husband wanted to hear, and during our pre-event meeting I told Tony about it, but the problem was there was no clean version of it available. I am pretty sure that he made a clean version himself, or looked really hard online to find one (because we sure couldn't) and it was a pleasant surprise to hear it at the wedding.
Bottom line, this company is easy to work with, reliable, and clearly has a great DJ. I highly recommend Tony, he is a great guy and great at his job!
This was the feedback we gave our wonderful DJ for our wedding:
Dear DJ Paul,
I will post my feedback publicly, but we wish to personally thank you for the above-and-beyond services that you provided on our wedding day!! If it weren't for your taking initiative to rectify the many setbacks in our timeline and to do so in such a classy, calm, friendly manner, I'm afraid the whole thing would have gone mayhem! I knew we'd need the additional help that Elite Entertainment offers, being that we had no wedding coordinator and our caterer had little experience with weddings and none at Hakone, but you definitely exceeded our expectations! I remember seeing the caterer freak out about the timeline and feeling at a loss about what to do, but you totally stepped in with a calmness and leadership that made me feel confident again that everything would be fine. I can't tell you how much we appreciated this!! Also, you came to the rescue ensuring that our toast-givers had their champagne glasses at hand and that we had what we needed to cut our cake. Alex and I blanked out at first with the cake-cutting and not really knowing what we were doing - and you took care of it so graciously. We had many compliments about you and our guests seemed to be having a such a great time out on the dance floor, thanks to you! I heard that my niece was quite entertained with your DJ'ing as well, and I'm so grateful for that, as she is so special to me!! I am sure that there is so much more that went unnoticed by us that you did in the hurried craziness of a day that it was for us, and for all of that we are super grateful as well. I am so SO (so so) glad that we chose YOU to DJ our special day!! I will definitely and happily share my enthusiasm for your services with the web and with anyone I know who's looking for the perfect DJ.
Our wedding photographer probably said it best when she said that our reception was an "epic dance part," which of course would not have happened without Ross. A great DJ from a great company. Guests are still talking about how fun the wedding was, all thanks to Ross.
Turner was the DJ for our wedding and he did a fabulous job. He is attentive and a good communicator, exactly what we wanted from the person responsible for keeping the pace of the reception running smoothly. Overall, we had a very positive experience and would most definitely hire Turner again. Elite Entertainment's open air photo booth was a great value and addition to our event as well.
My now husband and I got married in Mountain View this last June and were really fortunate to have Tony Villalobos as our DJ. We were looking for a DJ who was bilingual in Spanish, well spoken, creative, and could make our vision into reality - and he did! Also, my husband and I are a young couple and were looking for a DJ who could relate to us and the same energy we have when it comes to music. A few days prior to our event, Tony met with the groom and I to go over our music selection, add suggestions of awesome mixes that our guests may like (really great ones by the way), and finalize the day of time line with us. As for the day of, Tony was a rockstar! He communicated with the wedding coordinator, photographers, and everyone else to make sure everything was on point.... There were a few inevitable events that couldn't be controlled & threw us off task a bit but Tony got the groom & I to get the show back on the road and everything went beautifully.
If you need an amazing DJ who is lively, creative, bilingual, and organized -- DJ Tony Villalobos is the one for you!
Thank you again Tony for your spectacular work and help to make my wedding day go perfect, you are the best!
My now-husband and I were fortunate enough to have DJ Turner as our DJ/MC for our wedding just a few weeks ago, and we could not have chosen a better DJ for our event! When we first met with Turner, we knew he would be perfect for the job. We were looking for a DJ that was energetic and fun, yet someone who wouldn't steal the show. Someone who would know when to liven up the crowd with what music, and someone who would also be organized enough to run the events according to plan. Turner could not have been any better! He was very professional throughout all of our correspondences, and his response time was incredible. He never left one detail hanging and made sure that he went through everything with us long before the wedding so that we could relax, feeling confident that he knew what he was doing and how we wanted it personalized for our wedding. There were several last-minute changes in our wedding (especially in our bridal party!), and Turner was all over those. We also had a lot of personalization for our wedding - for example, instead of a traditional father/daughter dance, my father and I put together a 14-track medley of various songs. Turner sat down with us for about three hours several weeks before the wedding to go through each song with us, determine what part of the song we wanted in the medley, figure out how we wanted them to fade in and out of each other...and it turned out perfectly!! Throughout the night, we got dozens of compliments on how great the music the DJ was playing was and what a great character Turner was - he was smooth, professional, organized, and a total blast!
Honestly, there are so many things that could go wrong on your wedding day that are out of your control, yet choosing your DJ is in your control. Go with Elite, and you won't have any regrets - in fact, you'll be looking for another chance to host a huge event simply so that you can have Elite on the job once again! Thank you so much, Turner - our day wouldn't have been the same without you.
Working with Elite Entertainment was truly a pleasure. From the beginning to end, the entire process was extremely easy. Turner was our initial contact and never gave up on us. His responsiveness and unending follow-up made him them the clear choice.
We were then working with Robey, who selected the right DJ for us after getting to know what style of music we were looking into having played at our wedding.
Robey selected Kevin for our special day. When I met with Kevin, he was a young guy that I wouldn't have expected to know the music of someone our age. He did have a lot of background, he had a wide array of music knowledge and he matched us perfectly.
Kevin was punctual and responsive. He was very hard working and our reception was really great. We had so much fun.
I would recommend Elite Entertainment to everyone everywhere. Use them, they're the best.
They help you at every step and the prices are reasonable and they never recommend something you do not need.
excellent job from planning to incorperating our songs to just generally creating a great vibe to dance to !! Highly recommend !!kevin was great !
I had the absolute pleasure of having Aaron DJ my wedding. I cannot say enough great things about him. First off, he was very responsive to all my emails, we had a few phone conversations since I was planning my wedding from out of state, and was great to work with. On our wedding day, he kept the reception running smoothly and flawlessly. Many of my guests even commented on how smoothly the reception went. He played great music and has a terrific MC voice. He even announced and honored all of our military guests (since I had a military wedding) in honor of Memorial weekend which I thought was very respectful and sweet. Thank you for doing that. I would highly reccomend Elite Entertainment, ESPECIALLY Aaron to DJ your event!
DJ Ross was phenomenal!!! Everything from grand entrance, to toasts, to first dance, games, slideshow, and etc went smoothly. We had a small technical issue with the projector, but it was quickly fixed. DJ Ross also took over a huge role in directing each table to buffet dinner. The uplights color and settings were perfect. Even though guests started to leave around 10:30pm, DJ Ross stayed til the very end of the service, which showed us his great commitment. We couldn't be happier with Elite Entertainment as our DJ. THANK YOU.
My wife and I were married at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club back on April 29th and were fortunate to have Robey Saylors from Elite Entertainment as our DJ. He was an absolute pleasure to work with, and we recommend him highly for any couple looking for a fun, professional, and experienced DJ.
As Cristina and I began planning our wedding, one of our most important tasks was choosing the right DJ. This is definitely a big issue for many couples given that a DJ can do a lot to either enhance or diminish the wedding experience. We read a number of online reviews for different companies and met personally with a few DJ’s during our search. In the end we chose Elite Entertainment based on a combination of competitive pricing, their professionalism, and our initial meeting with Robey which needless to say was fun and informative. Even though we hadn’t committed to Elite yet in our initial Q&A session Robey made us feel comfortable and patiently answered all of our questions. He offered some great advice even knowing we could easily turn around and go with another company.
Once we decided to go with Elite, Robey provided a thorough questionnaire form that really helped us plan our wedding day and list out some of the music that we wanted to have played. One thing we appreciated about Robey, besides his amazing breadth of music knowledge, was his easy going nature and willingness to work to accommodate some of our special requests - he didn’t try to steer us towards certain music or a certain style of reception. He was also accommodating to some of our last minute requests including trying to find a particular Filipino song that my wife wanted for our last dance as well as talking with my Dad about playing various Persian songs (he managed to mix those into the reception flawlessly).
During the wedding & reception Robey was great at keeping the reception flow going and providing some funny commentary during special moments such as toasts, cake cutting, and an anniversary dance that we planned. He kept us informed on how things were going schedule-wise and even was able to react quickly and play our last song when it was apparent that things were wrapping up a bit early.
Definitely consider checking out Elite Entertainment and at least talking with Robey when you are looking at DJ’s.
The one thing I cared most about at my reception was a dance floor full of guests and excellent music. Robey from Elite Entertainment made sure this happened. I was pretty picky about what would be played, and he was accepting and inviting of my requests. The pre-dancing music was exactly what I asked for, and we danced all night. Robey also did an excellent job of keeping the pace of the wedding going, always checking with my husband and I to see if we were ready for the next thing (first dance, cake cutting, etc.). I can't say enough good things about my experience with Robey and Elite Entertainment.
Our Dj Ross was absolutely amazing, played every song I picked out, kept the wedding going and just made it a fun day!
Our DJ for our wedding was Kevin Combs and he was awesome. He was very professional and has the perfect announcer voice. He called a couple of days before the wedding to go over our music selections (which I really liked) and during the wedding If I wanted to cut a song short I just gave him a signal and he would fade the song out perfectly then on to the next event.
We didn't use traditional wedding music and when it was all over he handed us 2 CD's with all the music from the ceremony and the reception. What a wonderful surprise that was. Thank you Kevin,
Me and my husband were extremely pleased with the services that were provided with Elite Entertainment. I couldnt have had a better time the night of my wedding. The music was excellent and we were very happy!!!! Thank you Tony V. for making our night special.
We interviewed 3 DJs: Turner Hayes of Elite Entertainment, Ron Grandia (too pricey and sale-sy) and a friend's referral with Aim 2 Pleez (slow to respond), we gave the business to Elite Entertainment. Turner was professional, had a radio voice, presence, and was very pleasant to work with. He was also honest. For our date and hours needed, it was about $1200.
I just wanted to say thank you for putting together an awesome party for our wedding! As our DJ Kevin can attest to, everyone was having a great time on the dance floor and it was non-stop!
Thanks for your flexibility when we kept switching songs on you, but I think everything ended up being perfect so it was well worth it! And of course, thanks for fitting in that "Falling" song! No one knows that song, but it had special meaning to us so it was great to hear it.
Again, thanks so much for making our special night even more perfect!
They were good. Came with the hall as part of their package, so the value is there. I was very (very) specific in the music I wanted (and did not want) to hear. THey didn't completely stick to this, which kind of annoyed me. It's my wedding. i want to hear what I want to hear and I'm 31. I don;t want to hear 1984 Richard Marx... When I give a list monthsl in advance, improvistaion shoudl ot be necessary. But they were fine.
We used DJ Turner from Elite Entertainment for our wedding. He was friendly and flexible from day one when we met with him about 18 months before our wedding. I love that he offered to help as an extra hand should we need help on the wedding day moving things our getting things settled at the wedding site. He was extremely professional and made sure the day flowed smoothly.
He made sure to note things that were important to my husband and I and announced them as the day progressed t o our guests. People are still talking about our wedding as one of the best the have been to. The music was great and the flow was amazing. Everything that the guests needed to know was announced to them at the right time.
We had such an awesome time at our wedding1 It was the best wedding I have ever attended. The music and timing was well planned and executed! I also loved the fact that Turner seemed like he was having a great time at the wedding. He was dancing at his DJ booth and that made my Husband and I smile! We absolutely love it and felt accomplished that even our DJ who is responsible for making people dance was also getting down and having fun!!
And how can I forget the amazing pictures he took of all the details from the wedding and the CD he gave to us at the end of the night of all the songs played! Awesomeness!! If you are in the bay area you need to hire DJ Turner of Elite Entertainment for all your DJ needs! Thank you DJ Turner!
Everyone was great to work with at Elite. We were matched with a great DJ that fit the personality of our wedding very well. I would definatly recomend them to anyone.
They did a wonderful job. They are nice and friendly!! I would so recommend them for any event! Thanks Elite Team!!
Elite rocks! They kept it LIVE at my wedding I truly had a great time at my own wedding. Aaron Dalugdug was flecible, professional and it was a pleasure dealing with them. We didnt stress with them at all.
They were able to play some cultural music and made the wedding even more personal.
Where do I start? DJ Robey was PERFECT!! He made our wedding reception much more memorable. He has a commanding voice where people would like to listen to. He even actually planned out our wedding reception timeline. Everything was great. I only can say great things about him. If you brides (or grooms), need a great DJ, DJ ROBEY is the one you NEED to get. And Robey if you are reading this, THANK YOU for a GREAT wedding reception. It would have been dull without you as our DJ, LoL.
We hired DJ Robey for our June wedding. We interviewed several DJ's, but once we met Robey, we knew he was the one for us!!!! Not only did we love him, but all our guests loved him as well. DJ Robey will not only get the party started and keep the party partying, but he will also make sure the night runs smoothly, so you and yours can enjoy the evening! DJ Robey is a true professional and an awesome DJ. DJ Robey of Elite Entertainment----Highly Recommended!
We have Dave for our DJ from Elite Entertainment. He provided quality entertainment and a great party persona. There was really only one time that we kinda thought "What?". That was when he mixed up my Mom and my Stepdad's names. But everyone just laughed and shrugged it off. It will be one of those funny special memories that we laugh at for years to come. I would recommend Elite Entertainment in the future.
As part of our package at Freedom Hall & Gardens in Santa Clara, CA, we had the privilege of having DJ Ross as our DJ for our wedding on October 4, 2009. Prior to the wedding, Ross called to discuss everything we wanted, type of music, favorite songs etc and I got the feeling he was very prepared, organized, thorough and had alot of experience doing this before which was a relief.
The day of the wedding he was there promptly for the ceremony in the garden and then everythiing was transferred inside for the reception all very seamlessly. Ross has a great DJ and emcee voice, he pronounced everyone's name correctly for the wedding party, played great songs and knew that based on my email address that I was a Pet Shop Boys fan and he played their song as a tribute! he was a blast, did a great job and was so professional that I would definitely recommend him and Elite Entertainment for your DJ needs.
Turner did a great job! We were stranded looking for a DJ just weeks before our wedding and Turner saved us! He met with me to discuss what we did and didn't want and gave us just that! I was nervous about getting someone who played what they wanted instead of what we wanted, but every song Turner played was one that we asked for! He also was great about making sure we had everything we needed and kept us on track with our timeline! He also gave us a great little gift that we will always cherish! Thanks again!!!
This DJ works with the Freedom Hall & Gardens, which was the venue I used for wedding site. The DJ price is included in their pricing, which I why I don't know how much they actually cost.
My DJ was amazing. A really great, super nice, flexible, accommodating guy. They sent the song list well in advance, and I was able to fill it out and return it through email (I could've also sent it through mail or fax). I got a call a week or so beforehand from the DJ who went over the whole shebang with me, and made some great recommendations. He doublechecked everything, including name pronunciation (hard with the groom's side being Russian), and was even willing to add some last minute changes from other people from the wedding party (they surprised us with some Jewish traditional chair lifting and hava nagila dancing). Overall, I would HIGHLY recommend them!! A+ :)
My husband and I want to thank DJ Robey for the amazing job he did at our August 8, 2009 wedding at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Burlingame! His performance blew us and our entire families away!
We received so many compliments about how great DJ Robey was during the reception! In fact, we still hear compliments to this day about how he had the perfect voice for a DJ, played great music, and how he made the reception party run so smoothly.
We knew from our first initial meeting that we had to have Robey for our DJ at our wedding. He made us feel comfortable, listened to our wants, and offered many suggestions.
If there is any couple looking into Elite Entertainment and DJ Robey to be their DJ at their wedding, believe us, you will not find any other DJ that can match DJ Robey! Robey was very professional, played amazing music that kept everyone on the dance floor throughout the night, and was very comical as well. DJ Robey will make your wedding reception that much better!!
We've been to two weddings since ours, and we realized how lucky we were to have Robey as our DJ instead of them. There was a night and day difference between DJ Robey and those other DJ's. Couples don't waste your money on cheap DJ's, because it makes the reception party feel cheap. Go with the best, and go with Elite Entertainment and DJ Robey.
That's again Robey for everything, you exceeded our expectations on our big day!!!
We had no idea how important having a good DJ at the wedding was until we met with Turner Hayes of Elite Entertainment. When we had our initial meeting, we were just in shock at how MUCH a wedding DJ actually does. He pulled out his very organized binder and we spent quite a bit of time just running through our vision of the wedding day and what he would be doing for us. We found out that day that a good DJ does not just play music, he creates atmosphere and moves the day along. This is EXACTLY what Turner did.
On the day of the wedding, he arrived right on time (maybe even a little early!) and started setting up for the ceremony. He played EVERYTHING we requested him too, and I was ecstatic to find that he selected a piano arrangement of Air in G for the bridal party processional to match the piano piece that I walked down the aisle to. Little details like that are something that he really took into consideration really helped me enjoy the wedding day that much more!
During the reception, he was the PERFECT MC. Although we were behind schedule, he was completely laid-back which really helped OUR nerves in turn. He would subtly sidle over to our table to whisper what was next on the repertoire so we would be informed about our next activities. We played a couple of games too, and he MC'ed those PERFECTLY as well! And at the end of the night, he played music that kept people on the dance floor almost until the very end! There was a time near the end of the night where people started drifting off, but he noticed that right away. He quickly put on Lady Gaga's "Poker Face" and everyone STAMPEDED back onto the dancefloor.
All in all, Turner Hayes of Elite Entertainment was the best money spent in the entire planning process. Would DEFINITELY recommend him to anyone having a wedding in the next however many years that he's with the company. :)
I've been planning my wedding from across the country, so a lot of it has been done over the phone and email. The first and only DJ we talked with was Turner Hayes from Elite Entertainment and we were quite impressed. We talked with him over the phone. My fiance was unsure of why it would cost over a thousand dollars for a DJ, but he said after talking with him he was much more comfortable paying that much (which I assured him was a pretty average rate). The DJ explained everything he would do throughout the day and gave examples of how he might say various things (e.g. introductions, toasts, telling guests whether or not they can take home centerpieces, etc.) He had a sense of humor, which I think is what won my fiance over. But at the same time he was quite professional. He was comprehensive in the questions he asked about what kind of music we do and do not want and gave us many things to think about. He also responded promptly to my emails, which may be a small factor, but is always appreciated. We had another DJ we were planning on calling afterward, but decided to just go ahead with Elite Entertainment.
Elite Entertainment DJ Robey was great! He was extremeley professional and kept the party and day moving. He worked with all of my vendors and my officiant to make certain that things were corrdinated. This meant that the photographer was always where she needed to be as the events moved seemlessly through the night. I had special grand entrance music played and he timed it perfectly to create the level of excitement that I wanted. I highly recommend Elite Entertainment.
Turner Hayes from Elite Entertainment was the "bomb"!!! Turner was very professional and guided us every step of the way from choosing our music down to coordinating the reception events. If you're unsure about the songs or announcements during the reception, Turner definitely help in suggesting something that will cater to your needs.
Our wedding was on April 4, 2009, while planning our wedding, he was very responsive via e-mail, easy to work with, and fun to talk to. Turner worked with us to personalize our wedding entertainment and gave us lots of good suggestions. He had a large selection of music, and also played all of our special requests.
He helped me to surprise my husband and our guests by playing different song at our first dance for 2 minutes while I gave my husband a lap dance. My husband didn't know anything...!!!... It was really fun and everyone was surprised and they loved it. Thanks for everything...We will hire you again for our One Year Anniversary Party..
Vendor response to review
Michael and Mimi were a truly wonderful couple to work with. I'm glad I was able to add some personality to their wedding and make it extra special for them. I appreciate the opportunity I was given to help enhance their wedding, and this review is the best reward anyone could ask for. Thank you for including me on your special day.
The DJ was awesome!! Alot of fun and played all the songs I asked for. He did a great job entertaining our guests and ourselves! The DJ made us feel relaxed and was a great communicator.
Elite Entertainment did a great job even before our wedding even before our wedding date. They had us fill out a questionaire to make sure our schedule went smoothly and had the type of music we wanted. Our DJ had a great energy and attitude at the wedding and helped to make it a wonderful day.
Turner executed everything just as we asked. The wedding flowed flawlessly and the dance floor was always packed. If we were to do it over we would hire him again.
Elite Entertainment is simply the best! Robbie did an awesome job DJing our wedding, we would recommend them/him to everyone getting married! We actually didn't have to pay anything because the DJ cost was included in our reception venue fee with the Freedom Hall & Gardens.
Elite did a wonderful job at our wedding. They were very flexible. Our DJ called us the week before to go over everything and gave me his personal cell phone number and allowed me to call him up to the night before to change a song. He also did our music during our ceremony and was wonderful.
The DJ came highly recommened to me. We went in and sat down with them and decided that we would use them. Everything turned out really great. They played the songs we wanted. When we were unsure of songs to use, they gave us alist of suggestions and also did a great job of selecting songs on the spot with our approval.
The DJ came dressed very professionally and did not distract from the event. I high recommend Elite Entertainment.
Positives: Vic is very professional. Really gets to know his client and the music they enjoy. Great personality
did an excellent job the day of our wedding. Certified wedding coordinator so he really knows the format of the wedding and can guide everyone through the night. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
Working with Elite was very easy and our DJ, Efron was the BEST!! Our guests raved at how fun our wedding was and how they danced the whole time. I don't think I left the dance floor for over 2 minutes because the songs just kept pulling me back! Elite and Efron were truly exceptional and I highly recommend them!
Elite Entertainment was a great DJ service for our wedding. They had a wide variety of music, were very flexible in making the reception unique to our wedding, and offered beautiful lighting options that further made the reception hall unique for us. They were easy to get in touch with and were very receptive to changes and options for our reception.
They were awesome... very professional and always available.
You can ask them to Emcee, set up in 2 locations and request songs.
I had Ross as my DJ for my April wedding. He is quite experienced and plays music according to the crowd. I had a lot of shy guests that don't usually dance and I was very worried about having an empty dance floor. But Ross played a lot of slow dances for this crowd and things turned out great.
Working with Elite Entertainment was a breeze! They were very professional and so easy to work with. I had Robby as my DJ and he did a fantastic job! Great energy and great voice. He was actually sick at our wedding and NO ONE would have even known because he kept the party moving. He followed our music choices closely and had some great suggestions when we were clueless. They were also able to provide us a second speaker set-up in the cocktail area for music and for a movie we played. He was professional to work with and I would recommend the company for your next event.
Ross was great! He's very friendly and professional. Even though I had an older crowd and it was like pulling teeth to get them on the dance floor, Ross was able to motivate and get some people on the floor. The music was great and he even made a cd for us with the main songs played (entrance song, first dance, cake cutting, ect.). I would highly recommend Elite to anyone...ask for Ross.
DJ Ross of Elite Entertainment DJed our wedding, and I highly recommend him! Elite Entertainment was very reasonably priced and Ross worked with us to find the perfect wedding music. The forms they ask you to fill out help you to figure out what kind of music you want to play...even if you aren't sure. Ross directed our wedding expertly and without being that loud DJ guy. Every song he played was great and by the end of the night he had EVERYONE dancing.
We used Elite Entertainment because of their Diamond rating for professional quality. Our MC was Turner Hayes and he was just amazing. He moved the reception along at an excellent pace, letting us know what to do next based on a previously discussed timeline. I didn't want to worry about when I should do what and Turner made sure that our bridal party didn't miss a beat without being pushy or insistant. If you want a great DJ who knows how to make an event go smoothly I would absolutly recommend Elite Entertainment and especialy Turner.
Everything turned out excellent!
Our DJ Paul Brigg was absolutely amazing! He was the best DJ I've seen and played all the right music. He set up a meeting with us ahead of time to talk about what we were looking for during the ceremony, during cocktail hour, dinner and for dancing and did a perfect job blending it all together! Everyone complemented our selection and was dancing all night long! The company was very organized, always kept in touch and were very professional.
Fantastic service!!! This was provided through our package with The Freedom Hall & Gardens. They gave us a huge list of music as suggestions to choose from and they even took our non-standard requests. The DJ was very friendly!!! The only hitch was that a few people names were mispronounced during the introductions. But that happens at a lot of the weddings that I have been to.
Thank you for a wonderful day. All of our guests had a great time and we received so many compliments. Thank you Ross for making our day so special!
Our DJ Ross made our whole experience seemless. He ran our wedding perfectly, the music he played fit us to a 'T' and we got more compliments on the fun and dancing than anything else!
Anthony is a true professional DJ. All my guests had a great time throughout the wedding. My mother-in-lay and my parents would not stop praising how good he was. Thanks Anthony!!
Robey made our night move flawlessly from one part to the next. He played the songs I wanted to hear and kept the dance floor full all night. He rolled with it when things came up (e/g/ song requests, Sharkie from the San Jose Sharks, etc) and everyone loved him! He worked with our event staff too. Very good communication with everyone involved. Thanks Robey!
Robey was AWESOME! Pre-wedding: he helped us organize/choose music and met with us. Day of the event: he was incredibly organized, kept the show going smoothly/on-time. Our greatest hope in a DJ would be that he would keep the crowd dancing, and Robey did - from the 60 year olds to the 20 year olds. All our guests commented on his professionalism and ability to keep the party going! Would absolutely choose him again and recommend him to all friends/family.
The atmosphere that Vic set was fun and lively. We (and all of our guests) had a wonderful time. The dance floor was always packed on each song. Vic did an excellent job segwaying from one music genre to the next. We can't wait to recommend him to any of our friends who might be getting married soon.
Vic was very proactive about getting ahold of us during a stressful few days before the wedding. We are sincerely grateful for his time, professionalism and advice on music. We were thrilled with his work.
Turner had a great personality and knew exactly what to do. He kept everything moving at a great pace without stressing out the Bride and Groom. Our Maid of Honor is requesting him at her wedding in July!
Professional and knowledgeable. Provided great recommendations, Great to work with and knew how to get everyone on the dance floor. Turner is a great disc jockey and we were very lucky to have him at our wedding. Thank you!! :)
Thai Mai Photography
I had a chance to work with Turner Hayes of Elite Entertainment at a wedding a couple of weeks back. Extremely entertaining DJ and saw that he kept the bride and groom updated with what's going to happen next.
The song choice were awesome and kept the wedding hopping.
I love working with Elite Entertainment! Once I hear a couple has hired them to DJ their wedding, a huge smile comes to my face because I am confident that the event will be a success and will run smoothly! They really know how to take care of their clients and make sure everything is set and ready to go before the event takes place. The bride and groom have nothing to worry about with Elite Entertainment except enjoying their special day! Vic, Robey and Turner - you guys rock!!
Having worked with both Robey and Turner of Elite Entertainment, I can say that they are exceptionally professional and consistent. The sound system also is fantastic with music contents that are not only memorable, but which I believe will also rock your wedding reception night!
Vic, the owner, is fantastic to work with. He's very easy-going, but very professional, too. I've worked with him on multiple occasions and would recommend him and Elite Entertainment for any event, especially weddings.
I have worked many weddings with Vic and he is one of my favorite DJs. His smile lights up the room, he is calm on the surface yet builds energy and excitement with his music. A super professional and a true partner in the industry. Please call Elite and ask for Vic.
Rated Best of the Knot , Certified by The Guide (herecomestheguide.com), and highly rated on Yelp.com. Elite Entertainment DJs are dedicated to Quality service and Customer Satisfaction. We are also one of the few DJ Services to Guarantee our services!
Give us a call and we’ll setup a time to meet with one of very Professional DJ's who would be a great fit for your wedding.
The iPod question and the Wedding DJ
For many couples, booking a DJ or any entertainment is very new or even scary territory. Most everyone has purchased flowers, decorated their kitchen table, and tried on fancy dresses/suits. The first thought some couples have when considering the music portion of their event is to simply rent a sound system and hook an ipod up to it. We all do it at home, and it seems to work great...right?
Some things are perfect for the scale in which they were intended. An iPod is a personal music device with limited functionality that can be attached to a larger sound system, but it does not have the capability to transition music smoothly or make announcements. That sound system at home that you can hook your iPod up to can be talked over very easily, as it was intended to, and the clicking noise of the iPod is not a big deal. When a professional sound system is going during the dancing of your wedding, that clicking noise becomes an annoyance and very distracting.
Also, in dealing with an iPod at home can almost be a joy as you have full controll over what you hear and for how long. On your wedding day, you'll have so many things going on at once that you might forget to eat. Along with your photo being taken constantly and family chatting with you through the night, you will want to focus on enjoying the evening. It's a celebration for you and your fiance about love and finding that one in a billion person...not what song is coming up next.
For most couples, a professional caterer, photographer and florist are not out of the question. I wonder why some couples choose to leave some of the most passive parts of their wedding up to professionals, and then some of the most important stuff up to novices. Every wedding starts with a date and a location, to satisfy our visual needs. Then usually a caterer fulfills our taste sensors. Florists provide the smells of the occasion and the photographer captures the event as it is happening. But one thing that we don't think about is what we are listening to on a constant basis. Music sets the mood for every situation, whether it be at work, the mall, or at home. Yes, an iPod could fill this roll very easily, but it is the other things during your wedding day that the iPod or a friend may fall short on.
Professional Wedding DJs are generally a combination of your typical Radio DJ and your Club DJ. With the ability to fluidly make announcements and introductions throughout the evening (usually with a soothing voice to boot), you and your fiance will have to worry less about what is being said and more about how delicious the main entree is. A professional wedding DJ takes care of those detail things that always seem to come up on the wedding day itself, and thus making sure you get to enjoy yourself as much as possible. The dancing portion of the night is really where the wedding DJ shines. By encouraging crowd participation and interest in each event, whether it be the first dance, bouquet toss or the cake cutting, really helps to show off all the hard work you put into planning your wedding. And when the music starts is where a true professional shows his worth. No one is wedding is the same because no event has the same group of people attending each time. This makes for varied playlists and requests that the DJ will have to adapt to and make to fit your event timeline.
iPods are great little devices that most DJs keep with them as a last resort measure. But depending on what you are looking for from your wedding, in terms of organization and fluidity, a DJ can be just as excessive, just as an iPod can be inadequate. Before looking into price, choose what style of event you want to hold for your family and friends. iPods are a great cheap option, but most weddings need more than iPod can provide that a Professional Wedding DJ can more than handle.
Hiring a Wedding DJ is another tricky task. Since most haven't hired any form of entertainment in their lives, finding a quality DJ is the hardest part. Because so many people love to play DJ at home with their iTunes and their MP3's, there are a lot of self-proclaimed Wedding DJs around. For your safety and piece of mind, here are some requirements that make a DJ a truely Professional Wedding DJ:
~Professional Equipment: Without the tools of the trade, your DJ can't do much.
~Appearance: You are looking for someone to not only attend your wedding, but supliment it. They have to look the part.
~Liability Insurance: Should anything happen to you or one of your guests, you should be covered. Only professionals carry this to protect you.
~Experience and References: Being any type of DJ doesn't make for a good Wedding DJ at all. References give credibility if you can contact them.
~Dedication: A true professional is someone who dedicated their life to their craft. If your DJ has an office location, this helps to know his is a true professional.
~Professionalism: This is the manner in which your DJ conducts himself. DJs often add humor when speaking with potential clients to lighten the mood, but if at any point you feel that it is inappropriate, it's a sure sign that he might not be appropriate for you and your guests.
~Contracts: Always get what you need in writing. A professional with always do this to protect you and themselves.
The Knot did a study some time back that determined most couples wished they had spent more money on the entertainment for their wedding. This is not to say spend all of your wedding budget on your DJ and expect miracles, but keep everything in balance. A good estimate is about 5% of your wedding budget. It may seem like a lot, but for a person that provides the mood, information, and fun to your wedding, it's a priceless investment just like the rest of your wedding. You'll end up spending more for this DJ service when compared to any ol' DJ, but a Professional Wedding DJ will make sure your wedding is truely spectacular.
If so, you can qualify for up to $200 off our normal rates. Every wedding is unique, so give us a call and we can give you a quote for your exact needs!