Afino Entertainment

North New Jersey, New York City, and Long Island New York


Price Range

$$$ – Moderate

Music Genres

African, Classical, Country, Dance, Disco, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Latin, Polka, Pop, R&B, Rock

Wedding Activities

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

Wedding Categories

MC Services, Recorded Music, Sound Equipment, Music, Planning, Audio/Visual Equipment, Equipment

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Contact Info

2340 Linwood Ave #4G, Fort Lee, NJ North New Jersey, New York City, and Long Island New York (732) 966-2976

Reviewed on 3/20/2018 Lorraine G

Just amazing! From the moment we spoke on the phone, I knew he was the DJ for our wedding. Wedding planning is stressful, and you really need to have vendors you can trust will get the job done...and Afino entertainment was exactly that. Anything I asked for, any concern I had,... Read More Dave responded right away with a solution and some other options. It really made the process so much easier and made the night such a blast! He was so helpful, professional, and calm...basically a type of person you need at your wedding. He played music that had our guests dancing yet still very wedding/family appropriate, which is harder than it seems. 11/10 would recommend!

2018-03-20T16:59:29 Response from the vendor

Lorraine & Aaron: Thank you so much! You two are so wonderful. I appreciate your feedback. Our goal is to make every wedding fun, easy, and enjoyable for our couples to plan with one another and celebrate with all of their guests. I'm glad to... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 1/02/2018 Jason D

Want to make your wedding night that much more fun and exciting? Hire Dave, he really knows how to work magic and get your party bumping! My wife Jessie and I hired Dave back in September of 2017' when we married one another and it was the best day/night of our lives!. The... Read More music during the ceremony, cock-tail hour and reception were exactly what we had planned!. Dave is a great/active listener and very attentive when it comes to exactly what songs you'd like to play throughout each part of your wedding day. I was very impressed with how much time and dedication he took out of his schedule to meet with us and answer any questions we had leading up to the big day. He's never late to a meeting and always gives you a clear understanding of what to expect when hiring him. What stands out about Dave is that he is a creative soul and he isn't afraid to help you come up with unique/realistic ideas. I wanted to surprise my wife during our first dance with something different. I'm a musician and wanted to incorporate that somehow within the song we decided to dance to. I decided to pre-record myself playing the drums to our first dance song and then while dancing with her during our first dance, I'd run out of the venue. At that point, Dave would be responsible for projecting my pre-recroded video onto the big TV screen for the whole party to see. Dave helped me understand exactly how he'd be able to make this idea I had come to life. On the day of the wedding, Dave executed this plan flawlessly and made my wife so happy that she cried! It was a spectacular moment that I'll never forget. I'll never use another DJ Entertainment Company again!

2018-01-02T17:01:51 Response from the vendor

Jason & Jessie: Thank you so much! You two had such a beautiful wedding! I'm so glad Stephanie and I were available to be a part of it. I absolutely loved the location you chose. We had beautiful weather that day, and everyone looked magnificent.... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 12/30/2017 Alexa B

We saw Dave at our friend’s wedding over the summer and we were impressed how into the event he was. He was genuinely happy to be at the event and brought so much energy to the room, it was contagious. We got his card at the end of the night and kept him in mind when we were... Read More planning our wedding. Our wedding was planned to be just a dinner party with 7 courses. We wanted a DJ to not only play music during the courses but also make the down time between courses more fun. From our first conversation with Dave, we knew we had our man. He knew exactly what we were trying to do and loved it. We went through all the songs we thought would be correct for the vibe and he built off that. The main thing we stressed to him was to feel out the room and play what the room wanted to hear. Once the dinner started, he played slower music to get people into the dinner feel then once the drinks started to flow, he played more and more upbeat songs (but didn’t force it). What started off as a dinner party became a full blown dance party. At the event he was professional, on time, had a great setup and knew what to do and when. We had several guests tell us the DJ was perfect and they asked where we found him. I cannot thank Dave enough for his enthusiasm, professionalism and skill as a DJ. We would highly recommend him for any event.

2017-12-30T17:08:37 Response from the vendor

Alexa & Patrick: Thank you so much!! You two were absolutely wonderful to speak to and plan your special day with. Together you inspire others with your happy, uplifting energy and friendly personalities. Planning and executing a wedding such as yours is always a bit... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 11/25/2017 Jeni D

Dave is super professional and is genuinely a great guy. We could feel how much he really cares about his clients and the music and will go out of his way to make your wedding as perfect as he can make it. He nailed all the little details about how and when we needed certain... Read More songs to be played during our reception. Since we had a daytime wedding, we didn't think we wanted to dance and also didn't think our guests would spend much time on the dance floor. We were so wrong! We were out on the dance floor with our guests having a great time. We really have to credit Dave for that! He knows how to read a crowd and play what's appropriate in the moment. We couldn't recommend Afino Entertainment enough!

2017-11-26T00:46:41 Response from the vendor

Jeni & Walter: Thank you so much! You two are the best. We had such beautiful weather at The Grain House that day. I absolutely loved all of your music requests. You have a wonderful group of family and friends. Everyone was polite, friendly, and... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 10/31/2017 Lisa R

Dave was amazing! My husband and I got married on Oct 22 2017 at the Berkeley Plaza in Berkeley Heights NJ. He is very passionate about what he does and is an overall great guy! All of our guests loved him and were coming up to us saying how great he is! He did everything we... Read More asked and then some. He made our day stressfree and fun! His equipment is awesome and he takes pride in what he does. We would highly recommend Dave again . Thanks Dave, you rock!!!....lisa and Ian

2017-10-31T23:25:33 Response from the vendor

Lisa & Ian: Thank you so much! You two are absolutely wonderful. You had one of the most beautiful ceremonies I've seen in all of the five years I've had the opportunity to DJ weddings for a living. It was so beautiful to witness. Both... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 10/03/2017 Tara V

Dave is incredible! As we started the wedding planning process, he was super helpful with guiding us through the flow of the night and was always offering fun and creative ideas. Not only is he a true professional, he is passionate about the music. Dave is extremely... Read More attentive to detail and knows how to both read and please a crowd! He played a huge part in making our wedding night perfect. It was such a pleasure working with him and would recommend Afino Entertainment to all brides and grooms! We hope to work with Dave again in the future.

2017-10-06T16:27:05 Response from the vendor

Tara & Ryan: Thank you so much!! It was such an honor to be there. You two were absolutely wonderful. It's been over 10 years since I've seen your brother Raymond and your family, and it was such an uplifting experience. You had so much... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 9/17/2017 Yolanda J

From the first time we spoke to Dave, you can immediately tell this wasn't just a "job" for him, it's his passion. We immediately knew he would be a good fit. He takes what he does very serious and wants you to have an amazing experience. He takes the time to understand your... Read More vision, musical preferences and program details. He is very knowledgeable and makes suggestions based on his experiences. He has an amazing personality, punctual, and very organized. He is very detailed oriented and didn't miss a beat throughout our wedding. He even stepped in to help us with the reception entrance line up (something he didn't have to do) and im glad he did! He saw an opportunity that could have caused stress on us and was quick to suggest something to make sure everything continues to run smooth. He made sure we stuck to our timeline and made all necessary announcements. He read the crowd and played the right music to keep the dancing going. He does this cool thing at the end by gathering everyone on the floor to take a group photo, I thought that was amazing! Also suggesting a bride and groom last dance was a perfect close out to our wedding day. He was definitely worth the investment. We are strong believers in you get what you pay for and what we received was priceless!

2017-09-17T13:51:05 Response from the vendor

Yolanda & Johnathan: Thank you so much! You two had the most beautiful wedding at the Wind Watch Golf & Country Club. We were blessed with perfect weather. It looked like it might rain, and in fact I think it did a little at the... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 9/03/2017 michelle r

Working with dave was so easy and laid back, we could not have asked for a better experience. Our wedding music from start to finish was great! I honestly do not think I stopped dancing (: Dave was very accommodating considering our wedding was all the way in Philadelphia but he... Read More was happy to be there even with a long drive to and from the venue! I highly recommend dave for your DJ needs for any event.

2017-09-05T10:47:18 Response from the vendor

Michelle & Justin: Thank you so much! You two had the most beautiful wedding. Union Trust is a gorgeous venue! You selected the perfect music for your ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception. You two were the life of the party, keeping everyone in a good... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 9/01/2017 Caroline L

From the very first phone call with Dave we knew that we didn't have to look any further for a DJ and had found the one! Dave is extremely passionate about what he does and that is very clear when you speak with him. He is extremely detailed and always willing to give you... Read More feedback to make sure everything on the big day goes smoothly. He accommodated all of our requests and everything played out super smoothly on the big day. My family is Brazilian and he did a great job incorporating the Brazilian songs into all parts of the wedding and we had a good mix of both cultures - it was truly incredible! He coordinated with the venue very well, all of our guests loved him and his energy is truly amazing! I had some friends that are getting married next year ask for his information and I didn't hesitate one bit! I'd recommend Afino Entertainment to anyone! My husband and I were so so happy and we couldn't thank Dave enough for everything and for giving us such a memorable day <3

2017-09-02T10:50:22 Response from the vendor

Caroline & Jared: Thank you so much!! You two had the most incredible wedding! The positive energy and love I experienced is something I only get to witness a handful of times each year. You two really went above and beyond to prepare and plan... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 8/30/2017

Afino Entertainment is the best! My wedding was just this past Saturday, August 26, 2017 at Nanina's in the Park in Belleville, NJ. Dave DJ'd my entire wedding from the ceremony through the cocktail hour and reception. Dave was nothing but exceptional. His professionalism,... Read More attentiveness, kindness and experience are extremely notable. I highly recommend this outstanding company to anyone.

2017-08-30T17:10:39 Response from the vendor

Lisa & Frank: Thank you so much! All the credit goes to you. You communicated with me for hours about what you wanted, and allowed me to get to know you on a personal level. You put so much thought and attention into every detail.... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 8/02/2017 Brooke C

I planned my wedding in less than 2 months. Dave was recommended by a mutual friend and he exceeded all of my expectations. He was extremely kind and professional throughout the whole process. He worked with my budget, was very helpful and was accommodating with my Monday... Read More evening wedding!! He had the party going all night and almost everyone complimented me on how much fun he was! Thank you so much Dave!!

2017-08-02T21:28:45 Response from the vendor

Brooke & Christopher: Thank you so much! You two were absolutely wonderful. You had a beautiful wedding. We were blessed with perfect weather at Martell's Waters Edge (Bayville, NJ). Your ceremony officiant was one of the best I've ever worked with. It was an honor... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 7/10/2017 Samantha G

Dave always does an amazing job, me and my twin sister just had him DJ for our graduation party and everyone had so much fun. We also have a few friends that had him DJ at their sweet 16's and everyone was up and dancing and having a blast. I definitely highly recommend!! Dave... Read More always does such an amazing job!

Reviewed on 7/06/2017 Anthony G

We had the pleasure and joy of having Dave, DJ Afino, DJ our wedding this past Memorial Day weekend. The process of picking a DJ was for us one of the things we worried the most about. We had been to a few weddings where the music took away from the night and our biggest fear... Read More was that the dance floor would be empty. Both our families are big dancers and wedding people so we knew that we had to pick the right DJ – and boy did we pick the right one! At our first in person meeting with Dave we knew he was the right choice. Dave was warm, inviting, friendly and extremely professional. As a gay couple we were very impressed by his openness and that he had same sex wedding paperwork, since on so many of our wedding papers we had Groom and Bride signature lines. In addition to this we never had to ask any of our questions since Dave consistently soothed our worries by just explaining his process and approach. We wanted a DJ that knew and loved his craft and didn’t just hit play on a playlist, but could read a room and weave music and styles together and Dave did all this masterfully. Afino’s professionalism and respect for the job is demonstrated by his very detailed pre-wedding questionnaire he has you do before you big day. It may seem like a lot, but it was very enjoyable for us both and really helped us think critically about the type of music and night we wanted. Dave gives you a lot of options for the night, but remember everything is customizable and he is very, very easy and open to work with. By the way, if you are thinking this questionnaire is a glorified playlist you are wrong – it is a guide and that was clear to us on the wedding day when Dave played music and songs we would have never thought of, but fit the mood perfectly and kept everyone raging. At our wedding day Dave truly brought everything together for an amazing and fun night. That may sound like a cliché that everyone says about their wedding, but in our case it was absolutely true. With the few exceptions of during speeches and in the beginning of the main course that dance floor was never empty! We have had so many people come to us and say how amazing the music was and that it was one of the most fun weddings they have been to. To date at least 2 people have asked for his info to recommend for other weddings and our cousin is using Dave for her wedding in September. Picking a DJ can be hard work and something couples worry a lot about, but look no further folks. If you are here reading this – BOOK DAVE – DJ AFINO NOW! You will not regret it!

2017-07-06T16:58:22 Response from the vendor

Anthony & Daniel: Wow. I'm speechless. Not many couples take the time to write such a lengthy review, and I can't be happier to sit here and read this (for the third time now lol). It melts my heart to know that you two enjoyed... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 7/01/2017 Erin R

By far the best experience of all the vendors we used on our wedding day. I was a little apprehensive at first because Dave's prices were so much more reasonable than the DJ who tries to sell you these elaborate packages with a huge staff of personnel. We've been to a few... Read More weddings this past year and I've got to say Dave is fully capable of providing the same or superior atmosphere as those who charge MUCH more. The service he provides leaves nothing to be desired. He walked us through everything before the wedding and made sure everything was as we wanted it. My wife and I enjoyed picking out the music on the website Dave provides (optional) and he stuck to what we wanted and totally embraced the vibe we were going for. I can't imagine why anyone pay 2 - 3 times what Dave charges for a McDJ when you could have someone who takes pride in offering a high quality service.

2017-07-02T01:13:47 Response from the vendor

Erin & William, thank you so much! It means the world to me to hear you say that. I've even tried raising my prices a few times, but then I wasn't receiving any bookings.. no bookings = no work. So, they continue to be lower... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 6/25/2017 Ana G

Dave was the most amazing DJ! He did a great job keeping everyone on the dance floor and catering to both our Spanish guests and our Russian guests. Everyone had an amazing time, and it was very much because of Dave's wonderful and joyous personality. He really set the perfect... Read More mood for our wedding. Thank you again Dave!

2017-06-26T18:33:19 Response from the vendor

Ana & Daniel, thank you so much! You two had the most beautiful wedding. You picked an absolutely gorgeous location, and the two of you both looked stunning. We had beautiful weather, and it was so nice to see all of your family and friends... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 6/25/2017 Kristen C

AFINO entertainment is the absolute best! From the moment we connected, he was professional and knowledge. We hired afino entertainment a year and a half before our wedding date and I couldn't be more happier. We used his services for our ceremony, cocktail hour and reception.... Read More Every time I reached out Dave responded right away and made sure our day was perfect. I asked him to put together a dance mix for my father daughter dance, with in hours he emailed me the mix. His response time and customer service skills are exceptional. The dance floor was full of dancing the whole night. He was amazing! Thank you Dave for making my day perfect. You are amazing at what you do!

2017-06-26T19:34:14 Response from the vendor

Kristen & Colin, thank you so much! You worked with me to organize and prepare such an incredible day. The day started with a beautiful ceremony at The Versailles Ballroom. You had a large, diverse, and delicious selection of cocktail hour food. I loved working... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 6/04/2017 Matija T

Dave went above and beyond for our wedding May 20th. We planned our wedding from San Diego, so distance was a struggle, but Dave made it seamless. We didn't even meet until the day of and I'm bummed because he was awesome! The uplighting was beautiful, he performed our... Read More pre-ceremony, ceremony, cocktail hour and long extended reception. We had an outdoor ceremony and cocktail hour and Dave used all of his wireless equipment. The crowd never stopped dancing and he read everyone's mood to keep the dance floor full. He even customized our first dance song, and managed to capture us completely. Music is a VERY important part of our lives and we're honored to say Dave was our wedding day DJ. If you're getting married in the tri-state area and haven't booked Dave, you're crazy. I already have friends booking him for Fall 2018! Thank you sooooooo much! ~ Matija and Joe

2017-06-05T02:03:15 Response from the vendor

Joseph & Matija, thank you so much! I don't know where to begin. I'll never forget what an incredibly beautiful day we had. Let me start by saying that you chose an absolutely beautiful location to get married at and celebrate this special occasion with... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 6/03/2017 Gergina V

Dave is incredible! He dj'ed our wedding on May 7th at the Madison Hotel in Morristown, NJ and did an impeccable job. He was amazing from start to finish, and made our day so special. His process is extremely streamlined, which helped make things easy for us. He has a great... Read More presence, and voice on the mic, is very easy-going and was a real pleasure to work with. He played all the songs we asked for and added to that vibe by filling in the gaps with his own additions. Everyone had an awesome time and danced the whole night. We got amazing feedback from our guests all night about the music. We really felt he went above and beyond, and we highly recommend his services. Thanks again, Dave! G&J

2017-06-03T10:32:15 Response from the vendor

Jason & Gergina: Thank you so much! You two had an incredible wedding. It all started with a beautiful Ceremony at The Madison Hotel. You requested the perfect mix of music for your Cocktail Hour. Starting off the Reception, everyone was full of energy and... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 5/26/2017 Jacqueline G

Afino deserves 5 stars across the board! Dave is amazingly talented and was the icing on the cake at our wedding! He paid close attention to details, like pronouncing the bridal party names correctly to editing our songs as requested. He kept the party going all night and made... Read More sure our guests were up dancing and having a good time. He created a great atmosphere with both the music and the up-lighting... and not to mention dancing on the clouds for our first dance as husband and wife. We are so happy with Dave's professionalism and would recommend him to ANYONE!

2017-05-26T11:20:34 Response from the vendor

Sam & Jacqueline: Thank you so much! Your wedding was unforgettable. You two went above and beyond to plan and prepare for a day that was exciting and inspiring for all of your guests to witness and be a part of. All of your family... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 4/01/2017 Tony L

DJ Afino was the best decision we made for our wedding day. Dave truly made our reception stand out from the rest. From cocktail hour to our last dance we had THE BEST TIME! Unlike other receptions ours was broken into 3 different song sets where our guests were able to get up... Read More and dance throughout the night and throughout our sit down dinner.Dave was energetic throughout the whole night, he even jumped on the dance floor and danced with us. We had a custom entrance that he helped us orchestrate it was just perfect! We also had a custom monogram which Dave placed perfectly in our ballroom. At the end of the night he helped our guests all get together on the dance floor for a group photo (his idea which we loved). He even made a hilight video of the day which is something we have never seen from a DJ. I wish we were getting married again this weekend so we could do it all again. Thank you DJ Afino for making our wedding rock! We love You! Love Tony & Kym Lezotte

2017-04-02T16:27:09 Response from the vendor

Kym & Tony: Thank you so much! Let me start off by saying, I love the title of your review. You had such a beautiful day! It was such an honor to be there. If you ever want to get married again, be sure to... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 3/19/2017 Brittany P

My wedding was amazing and it's all thanks to DJ Afino! Dave gave my guest the time of their life. At the end of the night they kept asking me, where did you find him? He was phenomenal. He kept the guests moving all night! He was very kind and knew how to keep everyone... Read More entertained. He even made sure the end of the wedding was amazing and even instilled a great way to include everyone. Which was a great hit!! The booking process was seamless, easy as 1-2-3 and prior to the wedding event he walked me through the entire night which eased any stress I had about how the night would go. He had us fill out a format and took our music requests and built an awesome night based off of it. He did not miss a beat throughout the night. He definitely is very professional and you can see he loves to entertain. I would recommend using DJ Afino for any wedding or party need!

2017-04-02T16:28:26 Response from the vendor

Brittany & Jason: Thank you so much! Your wedding was unforgettable. It was an honor to be there. I'm glad that you hired Stephanie to capture your day. We love working together. Your friends and family were full of energy, love and laughter. Your ceremony... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 11/28/2016 Ashley M

Dave was superb. He spent the time to make our reception just what we wanted and I can't say thank you enough. Our guests stayed on the dance floor all night and I heard all the next day how fantastic he was. Dave can work within a budget and still provide stellar service -... Read More you won't even feel that you're missing out on anything because he is such a professional and personable guy.

2017-04-02T16:36:51 Response from the vendor

Ashley & Devin: Thank you so much! It was an absolute honor to be there. You had such a memorable day! Your dress was magical. I loved the Disney inspired winter wedding music you selected, and the renaissance dance you taught your guests was so... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 10/01/2016 Sharyn H

Dave was great from start to finish. Even with a shortened timeline, he worked with my husband and I to create great music at an event where the ages ranged from 5-80! Literally 1 week before we were still tweaking the details, yet he took the time and effort on the phone late... Read More one night to go over the details of the day. Guests loved the selection of music which ranged from doo-wop to latin to popular music of today! And his signature ending of the night was something we had never seen before! Thank you for also getting the amazing logo up on the wall for our guests to enjoy. It was a surprise for all to see, and added that sweet touch to the picturesque night.

2017-04-02T16:43:59 Response from the vendor

Sharyn & Jonathan: Thank you so much! You had such a memorable day. Your love for one another is strong and true. It was an honor to be there. You picked such a beautiful location, and all of your guests were happy, supportive and loving... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 8/03/2016 Brandy M

Dave was amazing. He answered all my crazy long distance questions and had a great tool developed to know exactly which songs I needed to know about and then also took cues from the make up of the audience to make sure everyone had something they knew and could dance to. He is... Read More clearly passionate about what he does and was so easy and fun to work with. All the guests really enjoyed the entertainment! He helped make our wedding day perfect!

2017-04-02T16:47:54 Response from the vendor

Brandy & Scott: Thank you so much! It was such an honor to be a part of your special day. I will never forget how the sun came out just as your ceremony was starting to begin. What a beautiful day you had. It was... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 5/04/2016 Jennifer C

Dave was really professional and passionate about what he does. His lighting was amazing and everyone was dancing all night

2017-04-09T18:18:32 Response from the vendor

Jennifer & Dan: Thank you so much! Your wedding was absolutely incredible. You picked such a beautiful location, and your photos turned out so well. The Westwood did a fantastic job, and I absolutely loved your Alice In Wonderland theme. Red uplighting around the room... Read Less Read More