A Steve Bender Entertainment DJMC,Lighting,Photo Booths

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 Kentucky. We can also provide Elegant Lighting, Photo Booths and Decor Services for your celebration


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 # 331A, Blue Ash, 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 11/13/2017 Courtney M

Absolutely perfect day! Thanks to our DJ! Everyone of our guests had a complete blast, and raved about how great the music was! We were so happy we went with Steve Bender Entertainment! And we were so lucky to have Steve be our DJ for the night! Thanks again for everything!

Reviewed on 11/11/2017 Jennifer W

Very entertaining! Steve Bender is worth the money, very personable and able to keep the crowd going all night. We got many compliments from our guests.

Reviewed on 10/20/2017 Andrea U

Our DJ, Bobby, did a fantastic job! He was very professional and did a great job of emceeing our reception. He played all of the songs we requested. He even gave me a couple of suggestions to adjust my timeline during our planning, which worked out great. All of our guests had a... Read More lot of fun. We will highly recommend Steven Bender Entertainment!

Reviewed on 10/20/2017 Brittany H

We had the opportunity to work with RJ, he did a fabulous job! I couldn't ask for anything better, RJ and I spoke on the phone for a good 3o minutes a few days prior to the wedding and he made sure he did everything I asked him to do. I had a special version of the... Read More father/daughter dance that he made sure he used. I would recommend RJ!

Reviewed on 10/19/2017 Rena F

There are both good and bad points with this company. I guess I will start with the bad. The communication is HORRIBLE! Now I did book about a year out but If your client has a question they should not have to email 4 or 5 times and leave multiple voicemail's to get a call... Read More back. At one point I gave up and just submitted all of the paper work to see if that's why I had not heard back and still nothing. I literally had to call 10 days before the wedding to see what was going on. Now at this point they had hired a receptionist which was great and she sent over an urgent message for a call back and that's when I spoke to Steve directly. Steve himself was not working our wedding so we had to wait for our DJ to reach out. The actual DJ did reach out about week before the wedding and He was AWESOME! ( Sutle Productions - Check him out). The lack of communication was the really the only bad thing. Now we paid over $700 for 5hrs honestly I feel that was over priced but it is what it is. Now I can say when we met with Steve he was super nice and explained everything very well. My husband really clicked with him that the main reason we booked him. Over all we are happy we picked Steve and his crew and would recommend him to others.

Reviewed on 10/16/2017 Jenn D

Steve did a fantastic job with my sister’s wedding! He was very easy to work with, wanted to make sure all of the bride’s request were met and played great music all night. We highly recommend him for any event you have where you need a DJ that has great music selection, is easy... Read More to interact with, and sure to make your event a success!

2017-10-16T20:46:39 Response from the vendor

Thanks Jenn! It was a fun party and I truly enjoyed playing for you and your guests. Your sister Lauren is lucky to have a sister like you and you did a great job as the event planner and coordinator! I wish your family much... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 10/16/2017 Carley A

We had an amazing night with Matt Fry from Steve Bender Entertainment. He was extremely organized, helped assist with timelines, very professional and easy to work with. Could not have had a better night!!

2017-10-16T20:48:05 Response from the vendor

I totally agree with you, Matt is incredible and is a joy to work with! He's one of the Premier DJ's at A Steve Bender Entertainment for all the reasons you mentioned. I'll make sure he's aware of your review and again, we thank you... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 10/15/2017 Rachel

We had the pleasure of working with RJ on the day of our wedding. He was SPECTACULAR! He listened to our requests and made sure that everyone on the dance floor was having a great time, which they did. Highly recommend this company.

2017-10-16T20:49:45 Response from the vendor

Yep, RJ is a pro and his 20 years of experience shows! I've already sent RJ a copy of your review. He wanted to let you know how much he appreciates your review and wanted to say the two of YOU were SPECTACULAR! Again, thank... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 10/15/2017 Leah M

Bobby, our DJ from Steve Bender, was flexible to our busy schedule and was fantastic the night of the wedding! We got a lot of compliments on the great music and how smoothly the night ran, largely in part to his talent. I would recommend them to everyone.

2017-10-16T20:51:30 Response from the vendor

Bobby is one of our most requested DJ's and for the reasons you mentioned above. He really does put a lot of effort into making sure you're happy and has helped build A Steve Bender Entertainment into the force that it is. Thank you again... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 10/13/2017 Mary B

Amazing experience! Went above and beyond our expectations!

2017-10-13T14:20:10 Response from the vendor

Thank you so much for your kind review. All of our DJ's love what they do and to be recognized by our clients is a true honor. Again thank you so much! Steve Bender

Reviewed on 10/12/2017 Belinda W

Joe Griffin was our premier DJ for our wedding and he was incredible! He was friendly, accommodating, and professional throughout the entire process. We didn't have to worry about a single thing as he clearly knew what he was doing and we felt so confident having him MC and DJ... Read More the night's festivities. He did exactly as we asked and kept the party flowing with minimal interruptions. Steve was wonderful to work with as well - organized, responsive, and so helpful. We would definitely recommend Joe and Steve Bender for any event.

2017-10-13T14:25:14 Response from the vendor

Thank you Belinda and Matt! Joe and I are very honored to have been able to be a part of your celebration. The Cincinnati Art Museum is a breathtaking venue and we love playing there the 20 plus times we do each year. Joe said... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 10/04/2017 Sarah H

My husband and I were beyond satisfied with the quality of service by Steve at our wedding reception. We booked Steve after attending several weddings he was working at as well as several recommendations by these same people. We decided to use Steve because we knew not only... Read More would he play great music but he would be a great MC for the event. We had only 4 hours for our event and we were slightly worried about making sure everything would happen in a timely manner but with Steve there helping to control this, we had nothing to worry about! We have had several compliments so far on the quality of the music at the event and we ourselves are also very happy with the selections of music. I have never seen so many people still on the dance floor at the end of a wedding reception!! No one wanted the music to end, it was that good! If I had to do it over again I would book Steve, no questions asked.

2017-10-13T14:22:47 Response from the vendor

Sarah and Andy, thank you very much. What a fun time! Longworth Hall is a unique and beautiful venue, we've been playing there since the 80's and it's always a fun and festive time. I'm glad I was able to get grandpa out there to... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 10/01/2017 Kerry D

Steve is very accommodating and puts you at ease. Michael our DJ did everything we asked and it went off without a hitch

2017-10-03T12:50:43 Response from the vendor

Thank you Elise and Ben! It was truly a pleasure working with the both of you and Michael (a.k.a. DJ Casper) wanted me to pass along how much he appreciates the review! Thank You, Steve Bender

Reviewed on 9/27/2017 Kayla D

It was an easy decision choosing Steve Bender Entertainment for DJ services for our ceremony and reception due to the great reviews. We were worried about our outdoor venue that had no electricity but Steve knew exactly what we needed and the ceremony was flawless! We had Matt... Read More as our DJ and we spoke over the phone the week of the wedding to go over the online planner and he understood exactly what we were going for. We did not want any of the cheesy or standard wedding songs. We listen to mostly alternative music and Matt did a good job of incorporating that into the night while still keeping it fun. The only reason I am removing a star is because towards the end of the night the music stopped and Matt was not around. We think maybe he had songs set to play but the equipment just didn't play? This was just one small glitch at the end of a perfect night. Other than that, he did an amazing job and we received tons of compliments on the music and the dance floor stayed pretty packed all night! We would very much recommend choosing Steve Bender for your wedding DJ needs!

2017-10-03T12:55:46 Response from the vendor

Hello Samantha and Tyler! Thank you for the great review! Matt said the event was a blast and he appreciated the tip he received at the end of the evening! Matt is wonderful to work with and really goes out of his way to make... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 9/25/2017 Laura K

Steve Bender entertainment was awesome! Mike was our DJ, and he kept everybody dancing and was great! We also got a Photo Booth through them and everybody loved it. I would recommend Steve Bender entertainment to any bride looking for a DJ that she can count on.

2017-09-25T20:57:42 Response from the vendor

Laura and Joseph thank you so much for the great review. Michael (a.k.a. DJ Casper) will be thrilled to hear about this. He said he had a blast that night and that you and your guests were a lot of fun. We're glad you and... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 9/19/2017 Renee P

Steve was very professional and knew how to get the party going. Whenever the dance floor as starting to thin out, he knew exactly which song to play next to get everyone to rush out again. He was able to get every song we wanted and even worked in a personal recording. I would... Read More highly recommended Steve Bender to anyone looking for a DJ.

2017-10-03T12:58:29 Response from the vendor

Thank you Renee and Justin for the kind words and wonderful review! I love playing at the venue you chose. What a unique place! Love the bridge for the ceremonies. Your groom was very surprised to hear you singing the song you walked down the... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 9/13/2017 Erin S

Matt was our DJ and definitely kept the party going all night! He made sure everything was on time and I was happy all night. He really helped get the party started and was overall incredible... thanks Matt!

2017-09-19T09:17:33 Response from the vendor

Hello Erin and Casey, Wow...thanks for saying such great things about Matt! Yep, he's top notch and loves what he does and it shows! He and I were just having a meeting to discuss upcoming celebrations and we logged on and saw your review and... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 9/11/2017 Chelsea S

Thank you so much!! You did an amazing job doing the music for my wedding on 9 September at Newport Aquarium and my reception! And you were able to work around my crazy schedule to get last minute song choices fit it!! Couldn't have asked for a better experience!!

2017-09-11T20:50:57 Response from the vendor

Thank you sooooooo much Chelsea and Jacob, I had a blast playing for you the both of you! The ceremony is always impressive in front of the Shark Tank, you never know what's going to happen. The night was so much fun with your crowd.... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 9/08/2017 Anna B

We could not have been happier with Steve Bender Entertainment. Bobby Leach was our DJ for the evening and he was amazing. Our dance floor was not empty at any point in the night, and he kept the crowd engaged the whole time. Our wedding was so much fun and so perfect, and... Read More our DJ was absolutely perfect.

2017-09-11T20:53:04 Response from the vendor

You have no idea how much we appreciate your review. Bobby wanted me to make sure you know he had a great time working with you and thought you were one of the cutest couples! Again, thank you for the kind words and I appreciate... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 9/05/2017 Samantha K

Bobby was our dj for our ceremony and reception. Everything went flawlessly. The online planner they have is very easy to use and has any and every song to choose to put on your list of do or do not play. I had no idea how the reception was supposed to run and I let Bobby do his... Read More thing and he was very organized and professional. The dance floor was full the entire night because of all the great music played! Highly recommend and would use again! Thank you!

2017-09-11T20:55:47 Response from the vendor

There's a reason why people choose our Premier DJ's like Bobby and your review summed it up perfectly! Experience makes a HUGE difference, and he's the best! Bobby and I have been working together for over 30 years from our radio days to today and... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 8/27/2017 Jennifer W

We had Steve Bender himself and he was amazing!!!!! He helped me out a lot with ideas for my ceremony music. It's was a great time that is to him!

2017-09-11T20:57:22 Response from the vendor

Thank you very much for your review. It was truly a pleasure working with the two of your to plan and make your celebration all that you have always wanted it to be. If there is anything I can do for you the two of... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 8/22/2017 Ally H

Bobby Leach from Steve Bender Entertainment was amazing! The website is really user friendly and helped me map out my timeline and roles for the Bridal party. I can choose songs for the "must play list" and the "do not play list" as well as songs for each event. The suggested... Read More songs were a huge help in our planning! Bobby constantly stayed in contact to see if I needed anything or wanted anything changed throughout the night. The lighting package was spectacular and affordable. They worked with me on my budget and I'm ecstatic with how it turned out!

2017-09-19T09:21:17 Response from the vendor

Thanks Ally! I saw the set up and the Archway Ballroom at the Phoenix looked beautiful with the up lighting. You chose the perfect color. Bobby says "Hi" and to let you know he had a great time. There's a reason he has a gazillion... Read Less Read More


Meet The President

Steve Bender

Steve Bender and his DJ's have been providing exceptional quality entertainment for almost 40 years. He 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