40 featured reviews
Member Since: 9/9/2013
Our reception was so much fun, and Big Daddy Walker is the #1 reason. People were on their feet dancing all night! He and his wife were helpful every step of the way, and so careful to be sure that they understood our wishes ahead of time. They asked lots of questions and made sensible suggestions, and the result was the best wedding reception I've ever been to. His online planning tools are great. His choice of song to follow up our first dance (the one where we wanted to get everyone out on the floor) was genius: sweet, fun, multi-generational.
Member Since: 10/24/2013
I have had the pleasure of dealing with Big Daddy Walker Productions twice now. The first time was at my sons 2011 wedding which was an outdoor wedding/reception. They went above and beyond our expectations that evening. We even kept them longer because everyone was having such a great time. So when our daughter became engaged it was now our turn to do the planning and we knew without a doubt who we wanted to hire for the musical entertainment, Big Daddy Walker Productions. We met with them and knew they would handle everything just the way we wanted. So on a July evening in 2013 our daughter had a beautiful wedding and a great reception. Big Daddy Walker Productions did an awesome job of "running the show" so to speak. They are so organized and collective that they handled everything the night of the event. It was a huge weight lifted off our shoulders knowing that they would be taking care of all the important moments. I would highly recommend them to anyone.
Member Since: 8/18/2011
Big Daddy Walker does a great job of being organized and taking everything you vision your vibe to be into consideration. He also manages all of your preplanning wishes and combines that with reading the crowd during the reception in order to provide the atmosphere you desire.
I thought it was great that he not only provided the planning tool, but also sat down with me a few weeks before the wedding to go over everything in detail to make sure he understood and had every last bit of information.
In terms of having the two DJ package that they provide, I cannot elaborate too much in this area. While everything went smoothly, I don't know how much of a role he played in that to make him worth the extra cost.
After the wedding I did receive lots of compliments on how great the DJ was and how that was the most fun they have ever had on the dance floor at a wedding from individuals of various ages and backgrounds. All in all, I'd say it was a "Win" in terms of vendor choices.
Thanks Big Daddy Walker!
Member Since: 4/3/2012
Rev. Walker was fantastic. He was professional and well spoken and everyone loved him! He played music that let us all up and dancing. I'd absolutely recommend him!
Member Since: 8/28/2011
Tommy was our d.j and he was great! Couldn't have been happier
Member Since: 10/30/2011
BDW and his wife are kind, fun, and clearly know what they're doing. The experience we had with them was wonderful from the first meeting to the end of the reception. I wouldn't want anyone else to DJ at my wedding! Outstanding job!
Member Since: 7/30/2013
My wife and I were very specific in our requests for the reception, including introductions, music and timing of the overall night. We gave BDW last minute additions that they performed flawlessly!! Weeks and months after the wedding, people commented on how great the DJ was, and how much fun they had on the dance floor. We could not have made our night this special without you. Thanks again for taking care of us!
Kyle and Kelly
Member Since: 12/16/2011
Big Daddy and his wife Debbie are great. They are so personable and really want to make the music at your wedding perfect. We told him we wanted country music and he really played music that my husband and I enjoyed. During the initial meeting, we spent 2 hours talking to him and getting to know each other which is amazing to me. Not many vendors would spend that much time with someone who at that point hadn't booked them yet. We even made a few changes the day of the wedding and he was more than willing to make these changes. One of the things that impressed me the most was that we added a slide show and asked Big Daddy to pick out songs for the show. He had not seen it yet but the songs he picked for this part were absolutely perfect. I would highly recommend this DJ to anyone who wants their DJ to be more than someone who simply plays music at their wedding.
Member Since: 6/19/2011
Allen Walker was a great officiant for our secular wedding. He was very professional and helpful! As a DJ, he and his assistant did a fantastic job, and really made our wedding a celebration!
Member Since: 3/29/2012
My husband and I got married on November 10th, 2013. We have known Big Daddy Walker for years and when we decided the party wouldn't be a party without our great friends of Big Daddy Walker Productions. Allen and Debbie made the reception smooth and enjoyable with the music and proper introductions and taking requests. The music was a mix from every year. Through the whole night Debbie asked how everything sounded and lights and if we wanted anything different. I never thought of any other D.J but Big Daddy Walker to D.J our reception. Our friends and family still talk about the amazing reception Allen and Debbie put on for my husband and I and all of our guests. So choose Big Daddy Walker for your reception and you will not regret a minute of it!! You will be talking about the D.J that made your reception the talk of the year!!
Member Since: 4/20/2009
BDWP was simply amazing. Allen and his wife, Debbie, made us feel at home when we met with them the first time. They wanted to get to know us as a couple and our feel towards music, genres and entertainment. They were all about us and what we wanted whereas the other DJs were all about "look what we can do!" They were more of a cattlecall and not in it for our best interests. They were easy to get in touch with and easy to meet with when necessary. Allen was also our officiant and he did a great job at that, as well! I would certainly recommend BDWP to anyone I know because they know how to start the part and keep it going! We absolutely loved everything about BDWP!
Member Since: 7/15/2013
Hiring Big Daddy Walker productions was by far the best choice I made through all of my wedding planning! From the very first phone consultation he won us over. I live in Texas but got married in the Cincinnati area and he made things SOOOOOO much easier for me. Each time I called to ask a question he would check with me to see where I was at on planning and make suggestions on the things I still needed help with. His wife played a big part in the planning process and she is just as amazing! They both really went out of their way to make sure we got everything we wanted and did not once push anything on us like some of the other vendors we used did. I cannot express how happy I was with everything thank to them! They even had someone there to keep an eye on my husband and I (not in a weird way) but he carried my plate for me (buffet style dinner), when my drink was low he would refill it - it was great having someone do that since we were so caught up in conversation with all of our guests. He kept feet on the dance floor all night long. Worth every single dollar times ten!
Member Since: 7/10/2012
When planning a wedding, many people don't realize the importance of a DJ. Essentially, they dicatate the flow of the entire evening and have the ability to make your wedding and reception the most memorable experience. "Big Daddy Walker Productions, " did just that by making our wedding unforgettable. They went above and beyond all of our expectations and we had a beautiful wedding!
My husband and I got married on November 3, 2012 and our reception took place on a golf course/country club. Our DJ, Allen Walker, was able to read and interpret the audience in just the right manner. He knew exactly when to play the right music and how to get people involved in dancing! He went out of his way to talk to our guests and went the extra mile to make it an amazing experience for all ages! Even though, we've been married for some time, people still come up to us and compliment us on our DJ and how great he was!
I wanted to take the time to right a review for Big Daddy Productions because I truly believe in their company. I promise you that you will have an incredible wedding if you choose Big Daddy!
Simply stated... "They are the best!"
Member Since: 11/15/2011
Absolutely the best selection anyone could ever make when selecting a D.J. They go over every detail and make the process very simple. They go out of their way to make your wedding reception go smooth and flawless. We plan on using them again for future events for our business. We came out of the wedding not only feeling like great about our reception but like we had 2 new friends. Thank you so much Big daddy and Debbie.
Ted and Cassie Lowman
Member Since: 1/5/2012
I used a simple rule of thumb for wedding planning and budgeting... Things fell into one of two categories "hafta-haves" and "nice-to-haves." BDW as our DJ was the first thing we put on our "hafta-have" list! If you have ever been to an event DJ'd by BDW or one of his people, you would definitely agree that BDWP as your wedding DJ is a no-brainer.
After we booked our venue, BDW was the first call we made! (We had BDW booked before I picked out my dress.)
We had been to several of BDW's karaoke shows around the area and really liked the way he was able to read the crowd, change things ups, and get people on the dance floor.
We met with Debbie and Allen ten months before our wedding for an initial consultation and ending up talking with them for almost three hours! You would have thought that we were all old friends. Debbie and Allen genuinely cared about making our wedding absolutely amazing – and they did!
They are incredibly professional and familiar with so many venues and coordinators that this was one area that I was comfortable being very hands-off (which is not the type of person I am :) ). I did email about ten songs at 7:00 am the morning of our wedding to them, and they played them all! My hard-to-please mom was also very impressed that our DJs weren’t “college kids working a part-time gig.” They were also really great to my five year old son and younger cousins when they requested their favorite songs. I really can’t say enough good things about BDW. They are so much more than DJs. Allen is so in-tune with what the guests are liking and wanting to hear and Debbie will be by your side checking to see if there’s anything you need all night.
My best advice for brides-to-be in this area is not be enticed by the DJ companies that throw out really cheap offers at bridal show – you get what you pay for.
Member Since: 10/31/2012
Big Daddy Walker Productions made our wedding reception the best!
The music was awesome and everyone had a great time dancing the night away! Big Daddy helped us pull off a special bride and groom dance that surprised and entertained our guests. Everyone is still talking about the great dance music.
I was amazed how Big Daddy figured out exactly what we liked from meeting with us. He nailed it! And kudos to his wife too. She went above and beyond with meeting all our needs throughout the night.
They say your guests will remember your wedding if you have good music. Well we did - Thanks to Big Daddy, and our guests are still talking about all of the fun!
We highly recommend Big Daddy Walker Productions!
Cathy & Jeff 10/5/12
Member Since: 7/25/2011
Big Daddy Walker was the first and only DJ that we met with because we knew without a doubt that he and his wife, Debbie, were the perfect fit for our wedding. Every step of the way they went above and beyond to make us feel important and cared for. Here's a small example of this: I forgot to wear my garter on the day of the wedding. At the reception I had to tell BDW and Debbie that we couldn't do the garter toss because I didn't have one. Debbie was wonderful and actually gave me an extra garter that she had with her! I was so thankful to her and still can't believe her thoughtfulness and generosity! They also had great song suggestions during the planning stages, and at the reception had the dance floor packed all night long. We had so many people come up to us and tell us how great the DJ was! The bottom line is this man is an amazing DJ, but more importantly he and his wife are amazing people. We would definitely recommend Big Daddy Walker Productions to anyone!
Member Since: 10/16/2011
Big Daddy Walker and his wonderful wife Debbie were such a crucial part of our wedding! After our initial meeting with them, I knew I could trust them with everything! They are both very professional but at the same time they treated my husband and I like we were family. I didn't have to worry about anything on the wedding day because they kept things flowing so well! BDW was fantastic and let us know when it was time for each activity. He actually played music that we enjoyed even though we hadn't given them a large song selection. Big Daddy kept the party going until it was closing time! Debbie was also amazing and brought us drinks while we were outside doing pictures and even made my plate of food for me. She also helped bustle my dress when no one else knew how! These two are so prepared and made us feel at ease, which was one of the most important things to me! We truly couldn't have done it all without them!
~Nicole and John Harty
Member Since: 7/24/2011
I want to start my review by saying that Alan and Debbie are great, great people. When we met them for our first consultation, we were in their office for almost two hours talking about everything and anything. They make you feel very at home, very sweet, we booked right on site and fell in love with them both, we requested and paid more to have Alan DJ our wedding, we didn't want another DJ (although I'm sure his DJ's are top notch). We were so looking forward to having Debbie there because we were so impressed that she helps the flow of the reception and takes tons of pictures, however she was ill for our reception and wasn't there, we sent our well wishes to her. I think this such an awesome service that they will run the reception as a team and well worth taking the stress off of the bride.
Our final meeting before the wedding went wonderful, we picked out all our songs, and BDW has a wonderful website that allows you to plan the timeline and pick all the songs you want played. We had a good list of songs that we marked as 'MUST PLAY' and had around 5 songs that were actual dedications.
Our dissapointment came when only a few of our dedication songs were played. My groom had two he had dedicated to me the bride and they were not played. We had a polka dedicated to my groom's grandmother that wasn't played and that was really important to us because she was not able to be at the wedding.
We didn't feel that all our "Must Haves" were played. I was really adamit in our meeting on playing Sublime and it wasn't played, and my groom requested a Nine Ince Nails song (he's a die hard fan) and BD played it but cut it short in the middle of the song, my groom was pretty dissapointed. We just felt that our dedications and "Must Haves" should of been played over anything that wasn't on the list. My groom and I are HUGE music lovers, we live and breath it, so we probably took it more personal than someone else might, and we just felt like for the cost we wanted our songs played. The wedding is such a whirl wind, you really don't catch everything, it's when we reflected back on the reception it was a "oh wait a minute that wasn't played, and either was that song" moment. This was the one part of the wedding we wanted to really splurge on because your DJ makes or breaks the party (BD truly makes the party despite our minor dissapointments with our list).
With that said (I struggled writing this because BD and Debbie are so awesome, but I have to put the personal feelings aside) the reception was awesome. Everything flowed, our guests loved the music, loved the lights. The sound was amazing, our ceremony music was amazing! BD met me before the ceremony gave me a hug, he walked me through the buffet line and held my plate, he was such a gentleman! BD got out and danced with us, my guests truly LOVED him, I would recommend Big Daddy Walker hands down to any bride. I think our reception was just a tad off because BD didn't have his right hand woman! :)
Member Since: 1/30/2011
So I was the bride who liked to search around and get the best price for the best service. I saw multiple different DJs before going to BDWP. After talking to them on the phone to set up a consultation, I felt great about them already because they were very informative and welcoming. Then, it was only a few minutes in to the actual consultation appointment that I knew for sure he was going to be my DJ! Everything only got better from there on! Planning was made extremely easy. The details that I was not sure about really became perfect with the expertise of BDW and Debbie. They were great at getting to know my style and our personalities in order to provide the best music for what we wanted. At the wedding, BDW was very professional, informative and welcoming to my guests. If the timeline went out of line for some reason, he knew how to get it back on track. Not to mention the music was AWESOME. I told him my greatest worry is that no one would dance and I would have a boring wedding. Well after all is said and done, BDW did an AMAZING job because the dance floor was packed until we were kicked out! He knew how to make the party happen! Also, I have to add the fact that BDW helped me with my plate through the buffet line so I didn't make a big mess haha! Seriously? I did not expect that and it is the little details that makes a big difference to me. All in all, I know BDWP was the best choice I could have made for my wedding day. I have no regrets with choosing his service and I would HIGHLY recommend BDWP!!!!
-Amanda & Joe
Big Daddy Walker Productions
Named Best of Weddings by The Knot for 2011,2012 ,2013,2014 & inducted ito the HOF we aim to bring to you and your guest the absolute best in wedding Emcee and DJ services. We work closely with you to make your wedding day unique to you and your fiance. Contact us now to set up a free consultation!
- Price Range: $$$$
- Music Types: 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, Arabic, Big Band/Swing, Classic Rock, Classical, Country, Disco, Folk, Hip-Hop, Indian, International, Jazz, Latin, Oldies, Persian, R&B, Soul, Top 40/Pop, Variety
- Specialties: Ceremony DJ, Ceremony Music, Cocktail Hour Music, Coordination Services, Karaoke, Lighting, MC Services, Uplighting
awards and affiliations
- The Knot Best Of Weddings Hall Of Fame
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2014
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2012