MC Services, Recorded Music, Sound Equipment, Music
After our wedding last Saturday, my husband and I can pat our past selves on the back for making the decision to hire 1st Class Entertainment as our DJ. Blake was very responsive from our first email onward, and he made sure we had everything we needed. My husband and I, as well as our friends and family, love to get out on the dance floor and put on a show. Thanks to Blake, our dance party was everything and MORE. Add in his very reasonable rates and you got yourself your DJ.
Blake did an amazing job at our reception this weekend! We gave him our list and he was prepared with all that we asked for. We had unique songs and he played all of them! We weren't planning on having him play music for our dinner, but he got set up super quick during our turn around time and he was ready to go! We were so appreciative of that! We had an outdoor and indoor reception so the special touch of a wireless speaker was also perfect. If you are looking for a club type feel and everyone staying on the dance floor then this is your guy! The only negative was playing 3-4 polka/ waltz's in a row which are really fast and we couldn't keep going during all of them. Bottom line, us and our guests had a great time dancing the night away!!! Our wedding coordinator even commented on how great he was and will recommend him to others using our venue!
First I have to say, if you want a party, BLAKE HUNTER is your MAN! Holy moly he did such a great job DJing our wedding and we had such a blast. A great DJ makes an atmosphere to get the best videos and pictures and Blake definitely gave us that. We are SO thankful we chose him to be our DJ.
DJ Steven Sluyter is THE BESTReviewed on 11/27/2015 Sammi W
My husband and I used First Class Entertainment for our DJ services for our wedding on 11/14/15. DJ Steven Sluyter was at our venue's open house, and thank god he was because he turned out to be perfect. He perfectly executed the ceremony music, controlled the flow of the entire reception during dinner, toasts, cake cutting etc., keeping guests informed on where to be, and then had the dance floor bumpin' all night long. My littlest cousins were dancing, and even my great grandparents were tapping their feet! He did great with the song selection. We can't recommend him enough!
I would be wary of this vendor!Reviewed on 10/20/2015 Victoria S
I am usually a very optimistic person about service, but was not pleased with this vendor. For one, the DJ announced my husband and I incorrectly. I am very proud of my identity and he did not take that into consideration one bit. Also, the owner of the company was very late to every meeting we had with him. He also did not keep up with his email in the slightest. You could tell that this company was a pet project and not his top priority - not something you want when planning the most important day of your life! The DJ played the songs that I wanted for each special moment, but that was about it. I was disappointed, but thankfully every other vendor was spectacular to make up for it.
AwesomeReviewed on 3/29/2015 Katrina T
This DJ came with my wedding package at Casa Blanca, Blake was our DJ and he was awesome. He listened to all the songs we wanted and gave us ideas for certain songs. I loved it.
DJ Blake Hunter was wonderful!!Reviewed on 3/27/2015 Brandee G
We had DJ Blake Hunter at our wedding at Casa Blanca and he was so great! The dj is such an important part of making sure that everything from the ceremony to the send off goes smoothly. Blake worked alongside my coordinator to make sure everything was perfect. I had some song choices that I wanted him to play, but for the most part I just told him to play what people want to hear. He definitely had almost all of the wedding guests dancing the ENTIRE night. I would recommend Blake to anyone getting married or even just having a party. He definitely knows what he is doing and your event will definitely be a hit with him as the DJ!
Affordable, Fantastic, Love Love LovedReviewed on 11/17/2014 Lindsay M
Blake Hunter ( The Owner) and the staff over at 1st Class Entertainment were an absolute pleasure to work with from start to finish. My husband and I were married on October 17th 2014 and since our wedding we are both still getting compliments from our guests saying what a fantastic job our DJ Jason Winn at 1st Class Entertainment did! Blake and Jason were both very engaging and made sure that every song we wanted played was played and that there wasn’t a dull moment the entire night. We had provided Blake/Jason with a list of must play songs ( which were all played at appropriate times throughout the night ) and then gave some percentages of what kind of music we wanted played along with artists. There were a few songs we were stumped on like our exit song, the Anniversary dance song, and the cake cutting song. Jason’s ability to come up with the perfect songs that suited us and our wedding was not only a relief but one less decision we had to make and was genius! We had a very wide range of age groups and guests from all over at our wedding so we were both nervous about how to keep everyone happy and dancing. Jason was able to gauge the audience perfectly and had an amazing mix of songs that kept everyone dancing and having a fantastic time. His ability to run the show and keep the wedding running smoothly without being the center of attention was incredible. Jason had a fun, upbeat personality that not only my husband and I loved but everyone else as well. He was friendly with guests, took requests, and had us all on the dance floor! I don’t want to forget to mention the add on services which were available to us. We had 115 guests at our wedding and we were both a bit nervous that our guests in the back rows weren’t going to be able to enjoy the ceremony and hear everything but we were happy to learn that 1st Class Entertainment had a few add on services which were totally affordable and what we needed. We added a Ceremony package with a PA system and Lapel Mic for only $150.00 which made such a huge difference. All of our guests in the back row were able to hear clearly and enjoy our entire ceremony from beginning to end! We also decided to add on the Custom monogram light that Blake created personally for us with our names and the date of the wedding which was stunning and great for pictures the photographer took! Lastly we added on the up lighting and the colors cascading off of the walls brought a whole different dynamic to the room and just made it look that much more beautiful! If you are looking for an affordable, respectable, fun, company with a ton of experience and personality to make your special day either a wedding, a party, or anything I highly recommend 1st class entertainment! Blake and Jason will make your night one to remember!! Blake Hunter 512-983-7368 www.1stclassaustindj.com
Couldn't be more satisfied!Reviewed on 6/11/2014 KARIN M
Blake did an awesome job at my son's wedding last weekend. I am a professional caterer and I have worked with Blake and many others over the years. He carefully navigated the requests and instructions that were given to him by the bride and other key persons, especially where they conflicted so that everyone was comfortable with what to expect. He made appropriate suggestions that we enjoyed and implemented. He offered add on lighting services at much more reasonable prices than what the venue was demanding for the exact same option. Blake showed up early, set up a nice display and worked hard to keep the crowd entertained and engaged. Blake is not the cheapest possible option for DJ services, but he is worth every penny and he exceeded our expectations by far. He was professional and flexible when we needed to be and he was very easy to work with. Thanks, Blake...for a job well done!
DO NOT USE!!!Reviewed on 4/18/2013 Angie M
This DJ was very helpful in the beginning when I sent him all the forms needed a couple weeks prior along with the playlist for the wedding. THEN He gives me a call and states that he will need more money since I'm already getting a deal through the venue. He stated that it's an early cocktail hour, he will need to be paid for the extra 1.75 hours he will be there. I asked him to come over for the time contracted that we have already paid him for and not having music during cocktail with be ok. He was on the phone with me demanding more $ and I let him know multiple times that I couldn't afford to pay him anymore. He finally sent me an email and agreed to play for the 5 hours he was paid/comtracted for but little did I know he had other plans...About three days before the wedding he sends me an email (no phone call) stating that I will have a brand new DJ that just moved to Austin area from LA because he has another wedding that came up all of a sudden. I was fine with that and figured that the new DJ would download the songs on my playlist. To make sure I even emailed the new DJ with my requests! I was so disappointed when at the wedding because only about 10 songs form my playlist were actually available. My groom is a big texas country fan and we only had 2 songs played one of which was our first dance. The whole time we had dance music and it seemed like we were at the club the whole time. The new DJ wasn't a great entertainer at all and was a bit rude to my guests. NOT HAPPY with vendor screwing me over becuase he didn't get paid for 1.75 hours of extra playtime he was not asked to do.
eihhhReviewed on 3/27/2013 Virginia W
Alright so I am mixed here. When we met with Blake we talked about music selections. We ytaked about genres of music and a few specific songs. We were pretty clear we wanted to stay away from todays top 40. However, on the day of thats what we got, with the specific songs we referenced sprinkled in. Definately not what we were going for. Also, the proffessionalism wasn't there. Brought his daughter to one of our meetings which would have been fine except he brought nothing to entertain her and she was very demanding of my attention, limiting my involvment in the discussion. He rescheduled our final meeting 2x, on the last claiming a family situation with his daughter... way to pull on the heart strings. However when we actually sat down he made reference to having spent that day at the lake. WOW! Two weeks before your wedding you will need all the time you can get. You certainly don't want to deal with last minute reschedules so he can go to the lake. Also, we have an interesting family situation in that I have a father and a step dad and needed 2 dances. We talked about some creative ways he could introduce the dances to clarify for people, "lucky enough to have 2 dads" etc, yet he did none of the introductions like we discussed. Instead, for father daughter dance number 1, for father daughter dance number 2... seriously? Forgot to call for my family to go through the buffet line first, something I had to correct. Would not recommend.
The most fun Ever !!!Reviewed on 2/29/2012 Amber L
1st Class Entertainment wowed everyone with the music selection as well as the dj skills. DJ Blake mixed the music and matched the beats and kept the music flowing all night long! My girlfriends and I havent danced that much in a long time. I would definitely go wherever 1st Class Entertainment was playing again. Not to mention the lighting !!! Wow the lighting absolutely set it off...it made everything glow the color of the wedding decor. The disco lights were super cool too. Go DJ :-)
Pleasantly SurprisedReviewed on 11/17/2011 Jennifer W
This is what I was most worried about and Blake told me he knew what he was doing and boy was he right. He blew us away and everyone had a great time.
Great savingsReviewed on 11/12/2011 nn s
So far so good
BlakeReviewed on 10/22/2011 Chrissy F
Blake was our DJ and he kept the wedding on track. Played what we asked as well as other popular dance music.
Great Job!Reviewed on 7/21/2011 Marian R
My venue referred Blake at 1st Class Entertainment and we enjoyed working with them very well. We had a little trouble with contact in the beginning but once we did, it went very smoothly. The music was great and the lighting was beautiful. Other than a little miscommunication, it went very well and our night was fantastic!Thank you!
Awesome DJ Rocks my WeddingReviewed on 6/14/2011 Kimberly H
DJ Blake was exceptional! I've never had so much fun. We hadn't chosen anyone to do toasts and DJ Blake set that all up to happen right before our cake cutting. He got people up on the dance floor and kept the party rolling well into late night with kareoke. I would hire him again and again!