6 featured reviews
Member Since: 12/22/2008
I LOVE EBONY CONNECTIONS! My cousin used EC for her wedding and referred them to me. I met with Raymond and booked the same day. Raymond is very professional and awesome to work with. He worked with me on some of my crazy ideas and gave great recommendations, since I had no clue about what can or cannot be done as far as music for the wedding. The day of the wedding, I must say that I WAS NOT expecting such a packed dance floor! The music was great! Everyone was dancing, old, young and people who I thought weren't going to dance were "getting down" on the dance floor! I have guest calling me constantly telling me what a wonderful wedding we had and that they danced all night and loved every minute of it! I cannot thank Raymond enough for doing such an outstanding job! He is truly talented and made my reception the “wedding/party” of the year, according to my guest! Thank you very much Raymond, from the bottom of our hearts!
Member Since: 7/30/2012
Ray was recommended by my aunt who had recently been to a wedding where he was the DJ. He came to see us to go over everything and was very personable, smiling and organized. He even had a timeline for the reception. He left nothing out in his paperwork. He suggested songs for first dance, father daughter dance, music to play during, list of everyone entering reception, etc. We signed up right away! We love him! He made sure to get information from us before the wedding by sending email reminders. He even made the suggestion a week before to get gift cards for our guest for who traveled the farthest, or first to RSVP, etc.The day was spectacular and he made it even better. He had everyone saying how great a DJ he was, including our photographer and videographers. We loved the flow of music througout. It was an amazing day! My husband and I are so GLAD we listened to my aunt!!!!!
Member Since: 11/22/2011
These people turned my wedding into a nightclub. The MC Brad was great kept everybody on the dance floor and was in the middle of it all not just on the sidelines shouting out things here and there. Raymond - the DJ - AMAZING, he's the one I met with we spoke he worked with me 100% of the time, he was patient and responded to all my crazy request in no time, he told me to make a must play list, I did, and he did in turn played everything I wanted to hear. My family is from Trinidad so it was very important to have calypso/soca played and the last hour of the wedding that is all that was played. Like my cousin had said I've never seen a wedding turn into a soca party. They are the best! I loved them I just recently got back my zap shots and video and I loved it, if I could post it with this review I would. Raymond I love you, brad I love you! If you choose them, and you should, ask for brad as your MC. A-MAZ-ING!
Member Since: 11/22/2011
Let me just say this, if you are thinking about using another entertainment company, your SHOULD NOT!!!! Ebony Connections (EC) was the first entertainment company we interviewed. No one else we interviewed after could compare, professionally or in price. We got an AMAZING value. Ray was extremely professional at all times, and went out of his way to accommodate us. He made house calls/visits and kept us informed throughout our entire planning process. My husband and I are both Jamaican and wanted a DJ that could satisfy both our family, friends, and coworkers. At our first meeting he showed us a video from a reception that blew our minds. It looked like carnival in Trinidad, people dancing, waving napkins, and just having a good ol' time. We knew then that EC was going to be our entertainment company. The only reason we didn't book them after our first meeting, is because we promised we would interview at least 3 vendors, from each category of vendors that we needed for our wedding. I only made phone calls to 2 other entertainment companys sand didn't even bother meeting them because the could not compare to what EC was giving us. Flashing forward to our wedding reception, which was a few days after Hurricane Sandy (the biggest storm to affect the tristate area). Ray's professionalism never wavered. Ray and his staff showed up to our reception promptly, suited and booted, all without power in his house and during a gas crisis. We could not thank him enough. He even agreed , 2 days before our wedding to play during our cocktail hour, when the band we booked could not make. Yes 2 days before!!!! At our reception, before all of our guest entered the main dining room, he asked if we were prepared for what was about to go down. Honestly we had no idea. EC ROCKED our reception. It was beyond our wildest imaginations. Everyone was on their feet all night, From young, 4 years old, to my husband's 80 year aunts. The fun was non-stop. Everyone kept asking us where we found our entertainment company. My friend came up to me, during the reception, and said I have to use EC for my wedding next year. Our parents received phone calls for weeks about how our wedding was the BEST wedding they have EVER been to, and I know it is all thanks to EC.
Don't get it confused, not only was the music on POINT, but our video montage was spectacular (not a dry eye in the room), our gobo matched exactly with our favors, everyone loved seeing themselves on the screens with the zap shots, which were ALL prepared and provided by EC. The list goes on and on and I could write for days, but I will leave anyone looking for an entertainment company with this, you would be doing your wedding day a disservice if you don't book EC. I can't wait for our 1 year anniversary, because we will be using EC again!!!!!
Member Since: 10/13/2010
Ebony Connections is organized and professional. The value of service was definitely more than expected. I couldn’t ask for a more understanding and patience DJ. I was a little skeptical at first because I am a perfectionist and this was my first time using Ebony Connections but I must say, they really did their thing!!!! Since there were different cultures there, Raymond satisfied both and my guests are still talking about my wedding until this day. From their words, it was one of the best weddings they have ever attended. Raymond and Brad even got the older folks on to the dance floor now that is saying something! Thanks again Raymond for making my day that much special because I feel that the MUSIC makes the party and you made it into a wedding partayyyyy to remember! I only have good praise and fond memories of my special day. I highly recommend.
Member Since: 5/2/2011
First off I would like to say that booking Ebony Connections for 9/10/11 was the best decision My wife and I ever made! Our DJ Raymond really went above and beyond to make sure our wedding was a hit. Raymond played the right music at the right times. Just an example of how much he paid attention to detail, he showed up wearing our colors for our wedding from the same tuxedo shop where the groom and groomsmen rented our tux's. Raymond pretty much felt like a family member attending our wedding. The mc whose name I can not remember at this time, was like a non stop party on 2 legs!But at the same time he was very professional. He got everyone involved! He had ppl stopping in from other rooms, that were at the same establishment attending a different wedding looking in to our room to see the party that was going on! The price was very affordable, they sent us paperwork in a timely manner, kept appointments, and stayed in contact with us daily all the way to the big day. Out of all the things that were might have been worried about going wrong, Ebony connections really kept our minds at ease, knowing that they really came prepared with their A game! Thanks Ebony Connections for making our special day a lovely and fun filled occasion!
It's Not What We Do, It's How We Do It
We create the memory you dreamed of your entire life. Celebrate and dance to your favorite songs while we rock-out with your guests. From simple to extravagant, Bringing People and Parties Together is what we do best. All great parties start and end with great music. Consistency is not a coincedence
- Price Range: $$$
- Music Types: 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, Big Band/Swing, Classic Rock, Classical, Country, Disco, Hip-Hop, International, Jazz, Latin, Oldies, R&B, Soul, Top 40/Pop, Variety
- Specialties: Ceremony DJ, Ceremony Music, Cocktail Hour Music, Coordination Services, Lighting, MC Services, Uplighting
awards and affiliations
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2011