A Steve Bender Entertainment DJ/MC,Lighting,Photo Booth

Cincinnati, Kentucky, Dayton, Columbus, Indiana, Lexington

About this Vendor

Fun..Affordable..Elegant...Cincinnati Wedding DJs

You've dreamed of this day since you were little. A Steve Bender Entertainment DJ/MC's understands the princess in every bride & make sure your reception shines with personalized service and a fun, upbeat presentation customized to your specifications with the most experienced DJs in Cincinnati, Dayton, Columbus, Northern Kentucky and Lexington. We can also provide Elegant Lighting, Photo Booths and Decor Services for your special day


Price Range

$$ – Affordable

Music Genres

Classical, Country, Dance, Disco, Folk, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Pop, R&B, Rock, African, Arabic, Bollywood, Caribbean, Celtic, Flamenco, Indian, Klezmer, Latin, Mariachi, Persian, Polka, World Music

Wedding Activities

After Party, Rehearsals + Parties, Ceremony, Reception, Wedding

Wedding Categories

MC Services, Recorded Music, Sound Equipment, Music, Audio/Visual Equipment, Equipment, Rentals + Equipment


Contact Info

10979 Reed Hartman Highway, Cincinnati, OH Cincinnati, Kentucky, Dayton, Columbus, Indiana, Lexington (513) 732-1963

Look no further...Steve Bender is hands down the best!

Reviewed on 9/17/2013 Brad G

My wife and I selected Steve Bender Productions after reviewing and contacting several DJ recommendations from our venue's preferred vendor listing. Steve Bender Productions was hands down the best vendor at our wedding. We had the good fortune of having Steve Bender provide... Read More the music for our entire event. He nailed it. From our initial correspondence to our pre-wedding discussions to his control of the party during the reception...Steve was the best money we spent. He is extremely knowledgeable of all genres of music and provided the soundtrack of get down good time dancing tunes that kept the discerning musical tastes of our guests more than satisfied. Steve is a true professional. Steve Bender was able to keep our guests dancing, smiling and having a great time. If you are reading this, it is because you are considering music for your special day/event. Do yourself a favor and look no further. Sign up Steve Bender today. You will be more than thankful that you did. Thanks for reading, Brad

2016-08-16T22:55:03 Response from the vendor

I'm honored to have been a part of your celebration! Thank you so much for the kind words, it is appreciated

Reviewed on 5/30/2016 Mary Ann Y

This is our third wedding that Steve Bender Entertainment has been DJ for and, obviously, they have done an amazing job each time or we wouldn't have considered them after the first wedding. Steve has been the DJ two out of the three; he is very professional and easy to work... Read More with and does an Awesome job. There is an online planner where you can pick all your songs. The list has everything, but if not seeing something I am sure Steve will find it for you. The planner also helps you to plan the evening with a timeline, event highlights and any other requests you may have. Steve provided a microphone for the ceremony and music for the cocktail hour and reception. If you need something, Steve can provide it. If you are looking for a reception with a full dance floor from the first to the last dance, you will not be disappointed with Steve Bender Entertainment. We Highly Recommend!!

2016-08-16T22:56:29 Response from the vendor

It has been such a pleasure working with you and your family through the years! Your family and friends are so much fun! I look forward to still being involved in your upcoming parties since I believe we've married off the daughters! Thank you again... Read Less Read More

Great DJ Service

Reviewed on 3/05/2014

We hired Steve Bender Djs because all of our vendors recommended them. We had a great time and all the guests danced all night. They stayed on top of everything and we learned so much actually from their tips they sent us. We have recommended them to several of our friends so... Read More we expect to see them again.

2016-08-16T22:58:34 Response from the vendor

Wow! What a great party! Great clients make us look good, Lol. Thank you again for allowing us to be a part of your celebration!

Reviewed on 6/26/2017 Caitlyn V

We danced the night away to great music!!! One of things most remembered is ALL of the dancing done. I loved the pre-website fill out items on their website that could be continuously updated and changed. The only complaint, if there was one, was wanting a little more... Read More communication via the phone prior to the week of the wedding. The DJ was great!!!

2017-06-26T20:05:01 Response from the vendor

Hello! Thank you for the great review! We pride ourselves on our customer service and the ability of our DJ's. Making sure the dance floor is packed and having comments like yours regarding everyone remembering and commenting on how much dancing there was makes it... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 6/26/2017 Ryan N

We had DJ Casper at our wedding and he did an awesome job keeping people on the dance floor. We can very specific music requests and he did a great job accommodating us, and making sure everyone had a great time. I would definitely recommend him to other folks. The only reason... Read More I gave this 4 instead of 5 stars is because communication between us and the company was difficult. When we first started talks with Steve it was easy to get ahold of him and he is a very lovely individual. However, closer to the wedding date I would sometimes have to wait a week or more before hearing back. It almost felt like the receptionist didn't always pass on our messages or something. I don't really blame Steve because I'm sure he's a busy guy but it is a little anxiety provoking when you can't get ahold of the DJ two weeks before the wedding haha Other than that everything was great. I might be biased but I thought it was the DJ i have personally listened to at a wedding :)

2017-06-26T20:00:00 Response from the vendor

Thank you Ryan and Bryan for the great review! Casper (Michael) was thrilled to work with you from the start. I apologize if there was any issues with getting ahold of me the past few weeks, not sure if Casper let you know about my... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 6/26/2017 Amber K

Steve made our wedding reception go great! He had a great taste in music and adjusted well to the behavior of the guests. Easy to work with and made the big day stress free! Highly recommend!!

Reviewed on 6/25/2017 Diana T

Matt Fry was our DJ for our wedding and did great! We had a lot of special requests , and he made sure that we had the right songs and versions. Matt checked in with us throughout the event and helped us stay on schedule. Our guests were dancing and had fun all night long!

2017-06-26T19:56:10 Response from the vendor

Thank you so much David and Diana for the kind words! Matt says hello and he enjoyed your celebration at the Cincinnati Art Museum also, one of our favorite venues to play!

Reviewed on 6/05/2017 Tess H

I recently got married and we hired Steve Bender for our DJ service. Our DJ was Andy. My husband and I were not impressed. After we requested that our DJ be more laid back and not put on a show, andy did the exact opposite. He also did not play many songs from our playlist and... Read More when we did play one of our songs that had foul language in it, he announced to the ENTIRE wedding that it was my fault there was language because I put it on my list. We would not recommend this company.

2017-06-05T17:53:04 Response from the vendor

Hello, I just received your review on the Knot and wanted to immediately reach out to you regarding your recent celebration. As the owner and founder of the company, our commitment to our customers is priority number one and so I will be contacting you... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 6/04/2017 Danielle G

We had Steve DJ our wedding and he did a phenomenal job! He answered all our questions and made sure that everything was just as we wanted it for the day of. He did our ceremony and reception at Oasis and it went perfect! We highly recommend him. He offers everything you might... Read More need for the day of and the price was right in the range we were searching for. We got our uplighting and well as the pipe and drape. The reception was gorgeous and he kept people dancing all night!

2017-06-04T21:32:46 Response from the vendor

Thank you Danielle and Jordan! Great party and it was an awesome time! You had so many out of town fun guests it kept the party hopping. Thank you for the kind words on the pipe and draping, we pride outself on making the visual... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 5/29/2017 Haley V

Phenomenal. RJ from A Steve Bender Production DJ'd my wedding. He was amazing!! He was attentive and kept the crowd dancing. Everything went smoothly. I absolutely recommend using these guys to DJ!!

2017-05-29T21:53:26 Response from the vendor

Well shucks...thank you so much! I had a great time playing for you also. What a great venue also, thank you for letting me be a part of your day! RJ RJ is definitely one of our best and Most Requested DJ's. We are thankful... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 5/10/2017 Diana F

There are not enough words to explain how amazing Steve was through the entire process of our wedding! From the first time we met with him until our wedding ended he did everything possible to make sure our day was perfect. We gave him free range of our music and were shocked at... Read More what an incredible job he did (he played songs we would of never thought of but absolutely loved) and had people dancing all night. For any event I have in the future I know who I will be using! Thank you for making it such a wonderful night for us and all of our guests Steve!

2017-05-10T13:13:35 Response from the vendor

Wow, Diana and Grant, thank you so much for the five star review. You were wonderful to work with and boy what a fun crowd! It was a honor being a part of your celebration and I thank you from the bottom of my heart... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 4/09/2017 Heather M

Highly recommend Steve Bender Entertainment!! RJ was our DJ and was amazing!! No one wanted the reception to end or the music to stop!! They 100% care about you and what you want and will make whatever you ask possible! We also added on the caricature and it was such a hit! We... Read More can't thank you enough for making our wedding reception such a blast!!

2017-04-24T10:34:36 Response from the vendor

Thank you so much for the kind words. RJ wanted to make sure I told you he had a blast and how much fun to work with you and your crowd was. Our Caricature Artists always draw a BIG crowd, and what FUN way to... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 1/29/2017 Kaitlyn W

Bobby was an AMAZING DJ! He went above and beyond to make sure that our wedding reception perfect! He was timely, he was polite, he really listened to what we wanted, and he even brought glow sticks! Something that really stood out was the amount of help he gave my Mom when she... Read More surprised my husband and I with a slide show video. It was something that he was not obligated to do, but went out of his way to make sure it was perfect. I have been to so many weddings where people complain about the music, but mine was one no one could stop talking about! I can't thank Bobby and Steve for making our wedding day so very special! HE IS THE BEST!!

2017-04-24T10:38:51 Response from the vendor

Thank you soooo much! This is Bobby and I can tell you I had a great time at your celebration. All of us here at A Steve Bender Entertainment strive to give you the absolute best each and every performance. It means a lot to... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 1/11/2017 Christina W

I've been to 2 weddings that have had Steve as the DJ, and the dance floor was packed until the last call at both. It was a no-brainer to book Steve for our wedding reception, and it pleased our dance-floor-friendly families as well! Be as hands-on or off as you'd like with the... Read More music selection process, and Steve will take it from there. He keeps the night going, so much so that we barely realized it was the end of the night at our reception!

2017-01-17T23:41:46 Response from the vendor

Thank you so much Christina and Brian. It was a pleasure being a part of your celebration, you and your guests were soooo much fun! I actually booked another wedding from your celebration, the Mom and Dad told their daughter about us and I met... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 1/02/2017 Brooke P

Hiring Steve Bender Entertainment for my wedding was one of my absolute best decisions! They were professional and welcoming from our very first meeting and made me feel more comfortable with the entire planning process. They use an online system that allows you to specify... Read More exactly what songs you want played, along with a very detailed event planner. Our DJ, Bobby, communicated with myself and my husband throughout the duration of our reception to make sure everything was going well and to remind us of what was coming next. I honestly don't know what we would have done without their direction and would work with them again in a heartbeat!

2017-01-02T14:43:39 Response from the vendor

Thank you so much Brooke! Bobby spoke highly of you and your guests also, he said the ceremony and reception went very well. He thought the Jingle Bells were especially a nice touch for the send off! It's a pleasure to have been a part... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 12/12/2016 Kate A

Matt from Steve Bender Entertainment was absolutely wonderful! He kept our event moving, and played a great variety of songs that kept everyone on the dance floor ALL night! He also was great at suggesting the proper color of up-lighting for our venue. He was very professional... Read More and great to work with. Thank you Matt!

2017-01-17T23:43:19 Response from the vendor

Thanks you for a great review, it means a lot to me and the company! The room looked gorgeous and we're glad you liked the color suggestions on the up lighting. It was an honor to be a part of your day. Matt

Reviewed on 12/10/2016 Meagan S

Look no further! One of the best decisions we made was booking Steve Bender Entertainment! Our dj, RJ, was amazing! Every single guest mentioned the FANTASTIC music! RJ did an amazing job of appealing to every member of our crowd! We had more fun then we ever could have... Read More imagined.

2017-01-17T23:44:58 Response from the vendor

THANK YOU! What a great party and it's all because of the great people you have surrounded yourself with. You did a great job on your Online Event Planner giving us a good idea of what you wanted musically and your crowd danced and danced.... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 11/27/2016 Jennifer K

We booked the team at a local vendor show and locked in a VERY good price. Early on in the wedding planning stages, they make a timeline and song chart available for you to personalize online. This makes it VERY easy to stay organized with the songs that you're WANTING to have... Read More played. The week before your wedding, you'll speak with Steve regarding the information you have updated them with. This was a great opportunity to go over pronunciation of names, and specific ideas that you may have for your day to make sure the DJ is on the same page. This online capability was a huge help. The day of the wedding, our DJ RJ kept us organized and maintained flexibility with the bridal party. His years of experience really showed in keeping the flow of the evening. Thank you!!!!

2017-01-17T23:47:16 Response from the vendor

Hello Jennifer and Michael! Thank you so much for your five star review. The 1913 Heartland Barn is a great venue with such a cool vibe and your party was so much fun! We thank you sincerely for the kind words. RJ Thank you Jennifer... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 10/31/2016 Kala K

Steve Bender Entertainment was wonderful through the entire process. We had RJ as a DJ and he did a wonderful job! He kept us on the dance floor the entire time and was more than happy to help us coordinate the events of the night.

2017-01-17T23:48:31 Response from the vendor

Hello Kala and Amox, the Campbell House was a great venue! It was an honor to be a part of your celebration. RJ Thank you again for your kind words! Steve Bender

Reviewed on 10/18/2016 Kaylin B

My husband and I hired Steve Bender Entertainment for our wedding DJ services and we could not have been more pleased. Their planning services before our event were extremely easy and convenient to use. They were very responsive to communication and, as an out-of-town bride,... Read More they made me feel extremely comfortable and confident that I had hired the right company. My DJ, RJ, called me before my wedding to go through my timeline, understand what I was looking for, and ensure that he would bring to life the vision that had for my big day. On the day of my wedding he showed up early, was extremely professional, coordinated with my other vendors, and picked a wide-range of music that had all of guest glued to the dance floor. I could not have been more pleased. If you are looking for a DJ service for your wedding, look no further.

2017-01-17T23:50:58 Response from the vendor

Hello Kaylin and Matthew! We appreciate more than you'll ever know the kind words in your review. The Cincinnati Womens Club was a wonderful venue, the staff outstanding as usual. RJ wanted to make sure I told you how much fun he had performing for... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 10/16/2016 Jennah G

We had Bobby for our ceremony and he was absolutely great to work with. He made the night an absolute blast by selecting such great songs the entire night and made sure to play many of our favorite songs that were important to us. He also put together a compilation of songs for... Read More the father-daughter dance which turned out to be so fun! So many of our vendors have told us they have never seen a wedding dance floor stay so full for so long, especially at Drees pavilion where it sounds like many times, people spend a lot of time enjoying the beautiful view. At our wedding, I think he had most of the room on the dance floor the entire night. It really was a testament to what a great job he did. We can’t recommend him enough because he made our reception so memorable.

2016-10-17T14:30:07 Response from the vendor

Hello Jenna and Dan, thank you so much! I had a great time and it was a pleasure to be a part of your celebration. The top not crew at Drees and the other vendors you chose were outstanding. It was my pleasure to play... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 10/16/2016 Lori E

Being big "music people", we wanted to be sure our DJ played all the right stuff to represent our style on our wedding day.... Steve nailed it! I didn't think twice about the music and several people commented later that he was the best wedding DJ they have seen. We couldn't... Read More have asked for anything better!

2017-01-17T23:53:56 Response from the vendor

Thank you Lori and Mike! What a great night at the beautiful Renaissance Hotel in downtown Cincinnati. I had a blast, you and your guests made me look good, Lol. Thank you again for the kind words and allowing me to be a part of... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 10/08/2016 Jessica W

We got married in Cincinnati in July. Steve was our DJ and I could not have asked for anyone better! We had so many compliments on how fun our reception was and I give a lot of credit to Steve! He played all the music we wanted plus a few extras that he knew would keep people... Read More dancing. The party didn't end until it had to and we had the best time. Thank you so much for making our night amazing!

2017-01-17T23:56:00 Response from the vendor

Hello Jessica and Matt! I LOVE the Renaissance Hotel, what a gorgeous venue and the staff is outstanding and so wonderful to work with. Your guests were incredible and I'm so honored you were so pleased with the entertainment we could provide you. Again, thank... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 9/19/2016 Rachel R

Steve Bender is so wonderful to work with and he did not disappoint!. He was the DJ at my sister's wedding 2 years ago and my dad has utilized his services for another event as well! So we were thrilled to find out he was available for our wedding! He is so professional,... Read More personable and accommodating. Steve took our music styles and selections and really stuck to those choices, while also adding his expertise on what keeps the party flowing. He is a fabulous MC and does a great job moving the night along. He has an online event planner that is so easy to use and was so helpful in giving us ideas of the best songs for each part of the night. We could select specific songs, as well as select our Do Not Play list. And he we send emails with the top Mother/Son Dance songs, First Dance songs, etc that were fun to read and gave us song ideas we hadn't considered before. The whole process from beginning to end was easy and enjoyable with Steve. We couldn't have been happier and our family and friends had a wonderful time dancing the night away

2017-01-17T23:59:13 Response from the vendor

Thank you Rachel and Dan! It was such a treat to work with your family again! Your sisters wedding was so much fun, and yours was right on par with it! The Wetherington Country Club staff was a pleasure as always. I look forward to... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 9/08/2016 Margaret M

I can't say enough great things about Steve Bender! He was so friendly and easy to work with! We had so many compliments on our DJ and everyone was dancing all night!

2017-01-17T23:56:57 Response from the vendor

Thank you soooo very much for your five star review. People like you are why we enjoy our work so much. I wish you the best in your new life together! Steve Bender


Meet The President

Steve Bender

Steve Bender and his DJ's have been providing exceptional quality entertainment for almost 40 years. I started doing school dances as a kid and it grew into all this! Known for quality entertainment at an exceptional price, A Steve Bender Entertainment has provided award winning service for thousands of satisfied customers. Steve can be heard on top radio stations like 103.5 WGRR, WARM 98, 92.5 The FOX and 94.1 NASH FM. I'm proud to be have built a business of integrity and love bringing joy to our customers on their special day. Accredited Member of the BBB with an A+ Service Rating