About this Vendor
Elite Entertainment - Professional DJs
Elite Entertainment provides Bay Area couples with the best in professional wedding DJ services. Going beyond just playing music on your big day, Elite DJs act as your Master of Ceremonies (MC) and coordinate with your vendors to help manage the flow of your wedding.
$$$ – Moderate
Classical, Country, Dance, Disco, Folk, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Pop, R&B, Rock, Bollywood, Flamenco, Latin, Mariachi, Polka, World Music
Ceremony, Reception, Wedding
MC Services, Recorded Music, Sound Equipment, Music, Audio/Visual Equipment, Equipment, Rentals + Equipment
The BEST DJ everReviewed on 5/06/2014 Linda N
I had Andrew for my DJ and he was really awesome. He kept the party going and kept me on track. I couldn't have done it without him. He was great to work with.
Awesome MC and DJ!Reviewed on 3/25/2014 Lauren C
DJ Tony did a great job with out wedding. He spent a lot of time with us beforehand figuring out our taste in music and specific events we wanted to happen during the reception. He reads the crowd really well so was always able to keep the dancing going strong. He has a great personality and did a great job MCing!
You must have a photo booth at your weddingReviewed on 12/04/2013 Kelsey
Having a photo booth at my wedding was one of our favorite things. Our guests absolutely loved it and we are still laughing at and enjoying the pictures. Elite Entertainment did a perfect set up of the photo booth. The attendant who worked it was great (thanks Tony!!) The props were fun and it helped create even more great memories. They had a add on purchase to get a book where guests can glue the pictures on and then sign next to it. Very worth it because that is one less thing to figure out and one more take away from your wedding :) We also got a digital copy of all the pictures on a thumb drive which is great! I definitely would recommend elite entertainment for your photo booth needs!
(From the Groom!) I searched far and wide for our wedding DJ services (guys, if you're in charge of this for your wedding, trust me that with all of the interview questions you should ask and countless options for DJs, it can be a little overwhelming). Look no further than Elite Entertainment. We were able to meet with a few DJs they had available for our wedding date to ensure we felt comfortable with our choice. Needless to say, it was a very difficult choice because each of the DJs we met with at Elite Entertainment were fantastic at what they do, and gave us a comfortable feeling that no matter who we chose, it would be a good decision. We selected DJ Berto, and boy was he fantastic!! He was the perfect mix of professionalism and charisma to keep everyone going the entire night. He handled the flow of the reception with ease and made sure to keep us moving even though we were behind pace for the plan we had set. Our wedding was over 200 people, and just about all of them were on the dance floor the entire night. My wife also had a wish to be the DJ for a song, and Berto was very helpful in accommodating that special moment for her. This part is here say (because my wife and I left the reception around 11); but apparently, the party kept going until 1:30 am! I'm sure the parents kept pitching in to keep things going, but we have heard nothing but rave reviews from all of our guests that this wedding was the best people had been to, maybe ever! DJ Berto crushed it all night! Finally, as a nice parting gift, Berto compiled a CD for us with many of the special songs of the night for us to cherish forever (at least as long as CD players are around ;) No question, I'll be returning to Elite Entertainment and DJ Berto if there is ever another party we have that requires a DJ/MC.
Short story: Turner + Elite delivered exactly what we needed for our wedding music and emcee needs (Nesltdown, April 2016). From initial contact, he and the team at Elite were super responsive, personable, and organized. On our wedding day, Turner was prompt, fun, and executed awesomely— everything went as planned or better. Our dance floor was packed the entire night, and we were even sent home with a mix CD made up of the key music from our day. Couldn’t have asked for a better DJ/emcee experience! Long story: When I contacted Elite for initial info, I was set up with Turner for a phone call. We ended up chatting away for over an hour, during which Turner reassured me about all sorts of aspects of wedding music and emcee stuff. From there, it was an easy decision to book. We were deciding between Elite and one other company (both recommended by our venue), and Elite was able to accommodate our budget. We decided to request Turner to be our DJ/MC after our venue coordinator raved about him— so glad we did! Once we booked, we were given a clear gameplan of what we’d need to do by when. It took the pressure off us, since it was all under control. We are huge music lovers so we had a lot of ideas of what we’d want, but also didn’t want to be too prescriptive. We filled out the survey and also ended up providing some of the music in form of playlists and digital tracks etc. It was easy to get the music we wanted queued up for the big day— including a recording of my husband’s dad playing music that we provided. On the wedding day, everything was executed perfectly. No technical issues, as Turner and Elite work very closely with the venue and were in touch directly with them too. As for the DJ set for dancing, Turner was epic! He worked in our favorites, added other songs that worked great, fielded requests well, and was smart about transitions and using short edits of songs where best. It was the best. Our dance floor was packed the entire time (maybe it helped that we didn’t ever leave it!) and such a blast. Elite was easy to work with, organized, affordable, and all around great. Would work with Turner and/or Elite again in a heartbeat and will recommend to friends!
I had high hopes and expectations for Elite. My fiancé and I were nervous and skeptical about getting a DJ because we didn't want anyone korny or tacky running such a big part of our wedding. We also didn't want someone coming in and pretending to know us when we are complete strangers. We voiced all this to Elite before booking, and they guaranteed that they work hard to match couples up with DJs who are compatible with the couple. Positives: -Great company communication entire time and speedy replies -Used the music list I provided -Offer ceremony and reception packages -Arrived early to set-up -Very nice -Nicely dressed (tux) -understandable when things went wrong with the schedule and flexible with that Cons: -Dinner music played only 5 songs continuously on a loop, people noticed -Mic batteries died during father of groom speech so he had to yell until batteries were replaced -groom requested a slow dance and the DJ said he didn't have any other music besides the list we gave him -announcements were subtle and quiet, he was not able to capture the attention of the guests to really let them know the important stuff (cake cutting, dessert is served, etc.) I had to yell to our guests that We were cutting the cake so they would come over and watch Overall would I book them again? NO We paid a lot of money for this service and were skeptical from the get go. We were displeased with the service and don't recommend this company.
DJ Kevin has been very professional and responsive in arranging our requests for our wedding on June 18th, 2016. Elite Entertainment has truly lived up to all the testimonials here on the knot, and here I am writing another one of those positive reviews. We ordered the DJ/MC audio package, ceremonial audio, and the projector/screen for our photo montage. I have to say that we are very happy groom and bride, because our wedding turned out to be so awesome and enjoyable! DJ Tony was our chosen one, and he is very personable, easygoing, fun, and talented! Just meet him yourself and you’ll see what I mean. Our guests could not stop talking about the wedding even until now (two weeks after). DJ Tony made sure that he represents our song selections for the wedding, in addition to making it unique Tony’s style! He took song requests from our guests and everybody just loved every single song that he played! One of my friend said that she finds herself always getting up and dancing, instead of taking a break on the chair. We were actually amazed at how many guests actually filled the dance floor, even those who we thought would not be dancing! DJ Tony really knows how to get people in the mood for celebration! Another friend whose wedding is coming up, actually asked his availability right there during our wedding, but unfortunately he is already booked! That says something about his and Elite Entertaiment’s performance. They also offer other services such as lighting and photobooth package. I will not hesistate to hire Elite Entertaiment, because their DJ have such high standards. Make sure you book them far ahead though. Elite Entertainment is HIGHLY recommended!
Roberto was our DJ and he was amazing! I keep saying how he is the best DJ ever and that's because it's true! I am so very thankful we found elite entertainment for our big day! You made it extra special and we are very grateful! EVERYONE, use Elite Entertainment for your next big event! You will not be disappointed!!!! Thank you Roberto!
Amazing songs! Amazing DJ YODA ROSS! Amazing everything! Thanks guys for all the effort and going with the ebb and flow of our special day! May the force be with you all!!
I learned about Elite Entertainment through my venue's preferred vendor list, and I'm so happy I went with them. The DJ was the last vendor I had to book for my wedding, and I booked them a month prior to the event's date. They were very quick to respond to my emails and met with me in person to discuss their services. Turner spent about an hour with me to answer all of my questions thoroughly about their MC, DJ and lighting services. It was very comforting talking to him that by the end of our meeting, I booked Elite Entertainment immediately. As a tip, they have a special rate for weddings that take place at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club and they take credit cards. Elite Entertainment consists of a team of DJs who all own a part of the business, so they're very professional about their services. After booking, you'll receive a packet of forms to fill out. It'll include a list of frequently requested music as well as an itemized schedule for you to fill in with the times of when each event will take place during the wedding. You can cross out the music you don't like, and based on your music preference, they'll match you up with a DJ who they think will fit you best. My DJ was Tony, and I met with him a week before the wedding to go over my schedule as well as my song list. We also went over how to pronounce my wedding party's and families' names. He was very approachable and reassuring. Leading up to the wedding, we also corresponded through email to talk about by first dance song. My husband and I aren't dancers, but we had a choreographed dance. The song was a bit fast for us, so Tony worked with us to slow it down before the wedding. On the day of the wedding, he showed up on time, dressed in a suit and had the sound and lighting equipment for the ceremony and reception set-up. He was an excellent MC who was able to get the crowd on the dance floor. All of my guests complemented us on the playlist he created for us.
Elite entertainment is the best !!! Ross was our Dj for our wedding and he showed how talented he is. We have a unique taste in music and Ross was so helpful and open and never showed any irritation with my tons of emails. Lol. He even remixed my father daughter dance song and made it sound better and upbeat so we could really dance to it. My dad loved it and took the spotlight. We're so thankful for all that Ross and the Elite crew did to help our wedding day be magical. His Mc skills were great and he still never lost his cool when the pic taking was going way to long. My guests were coming up to me complimenting me on Ross and were suprised by how great he is. I told them don't underestimate my Dj he knows what he's doing. All I know is I couldn't have asked for a better Dj. Thank you Elite and Ross !!!! 😙
My wife and I worked with Turner as the DJ for our wedding last month. He was fantastic -- very responsive to e-mails, calls, and in-person visits. Having had no experience with booking DJs or wedding logistics before, Turner was incredibly helpful in reminding us of important dates and considerations to take into account during the entire process. At the ceremony, he was perfectly professional and calm. We can't thank and recommend Turner and Elite Entertainment enough!
We had Kevin for our wedding, and he was incredible. He was there on time and totally set up when I got there. Our wedding was aboard a naval ship from WW2 in Fisherman's Wharf. He had the music playing that I suggested for when people board the ship. He was able to have his equipment set up downstairs for the reception at the same time so that the music shifted seamlessly from both locations. Kevin was more than just the DJ in that he kept a close eye on the timeline and he was able to come by with reminders and suggestions all night long. That was VERY helpful for us because we got so caught up in the moment. If anything got crazy, Kevin kept a smile on his face, remained calm, and helped out greatly. He kept the party going with the dance music that I recommended, and when he filled the time with his own choices, they were good ones. My final song of the night I requested a sing-a-long atmosphere, and he he was cool with us passing the mic around. Also, I had a surprise guest sing a song for the first dance with my bride, and Kevin was great with making phone calls and emails with the performer to pull off the surprise! Kevin also helped with announcements that needed to be made on the fly. I would recommend Kevin for any wedding in the Bay Area. He is the man.
The folks at Elite Entertainment were great to work with. They were on top of all the communications and helped us with the logistics of the day. They were also able to work with us to play a bunch of our own songs. For us, having vendors that are responsive and thorough is key and these folks definitely checked off those boxes.
While planning for our wedding, we had some fears for our reception – we had planned for a more relaxed feel for our big day, and therefore had removed the dance portion for some trivia games and activities. We were worried, however, of the evening being too quiet and we wanted a DJ that would be both able to keep up an energetic atmosphere as well as understand our vision. Tony proved to be our perfect fit for the evening. Even though we didn’t really have all that clear a vision during our first sit-down with him, his desire to understand and support our goals really stood out through his questions. During the day of, he proved a godsend –not only did he keep up a good mix of songs that perfectly matched our requests and the atmosphere (one of the guests pulled me aside to say that the mix fit him perfectly!), but he also set a bright and cheery mood throughout the evening as the MC. Not only that, but he also took the time to fully understand our specific trivia games (despite their overcomplicated twists) and got totally behind the idea – I remember looking over once while he was scoring the trivia sheets from each table, and he looked the exact picture of the college professor pouring over problem sets. I’m really happy to have Tony DJ our big day, and would recommend him highly to anyone else!
AwesomeReviewed on 12/23/2014 Tami B
We loved our DJ Tony! He was amazing and fun and really knew what he was doing. We got together prior to the meeting to go over any questions I had and to review our music selections. He arrived early and was well prepared to play the music we had requested. He was awesome and I would highly recommend requesting him.
Loved the musicReviewed on 11/04/2014 Vanessa W
We had DJ Andrew from Elite Entertainment for our wedding and he was fantastic - our guests loved the music he played and we received a lot of compliments. Andrew kept our music preferences in mind (top 40, some EDM, 90s) while adapting to the crowd and how they responded to the music selection. He also executed on all our special songs, with the exception of being a tad late to start the recessional song. Elite Entertainment as a whole also did a great job communicating during the planning stages - they proactively called and emailed. They had someone who was our primary contact before they handed things off to DJ Andrew the week of. Overall, great service.
BEST DJ EVER!!!Reviewed on 9/17/2014
I have to give a shout out for Kevin Combs the DJ for Elite Entertainment!! I got married last weekend and he was great!!! He knew we had a younger crowd mainly and played hit music that got them all to dance!! He also threw in some oldies to get my family to dance. Not only was he good at being our DJ playing the music and getting the crowd pumped!! He was great at following all my timelines for the wedding!! He knew to me it was important that the wedding wasn't running too late and he did a EXCELLENT job making sure we stayed in our timelines. He basically ran the whole wedding like a wedding planner. He would come to me and inform me if there were any issues or questions. He was more than I could even ask for as a DJ. Elite entertainment provides the audio equipment, speakers, and any upgrades you want. I think Kevin made our wedding as successful as it was without him I don't think it would have gone as smoothly as it did. AMAZING DJ
great!Reviewed on 9/02/2014 Felicia D
Kevin DJ'd our wedding reception last weekend (and handled the audio at our ceremony), and we couldn't have asked for more. All of our guests had such a good time dancing -- he even got people onto the dance floor who hadn't danced in years! Kevin was really easy to work with and the coordination leading up to the wedding was smooth. We had a great experience and wouldn't hesitate to recommend him!
DJ Turner Hayes - excellent choice for our DJ'ing needs!Reviewed on 7/09/2014 Kristie F
I got married this past weekend and had Turner Hayes DJ our wedding for us. From the very beginning, he was the consummate professional - he kept our budget in mind and provided suggestions on what was do'able and what probably wasn't a good idea. We ended up having Turner provide mics/ battery pack and speakers for the ceremony out at Shakespeare Garden in Golden Gate Park and then he DJ'ed the reception with a slideshow that was on loop throughout the night. Turner made getting married a cinch - he was very organized, very responsive (no longer than a day or two turnaround on any emails), and had great music taste - we liked 90's hiphop and r&b and he was able to hit that on every note throughout the night. He also made the night run very smoothly (in terms of announcements, timelines, etc.) when we were behind on certain things, but kept us at ease when we needed to hustle things along. I'd highly recommend Turner for your DJ'ing needs at your wedding - he's very friendly, genuinely interested in helping make your day/night completely special, and looks out for the 2 of you as a couple. I'm extremely happy that we went with Elite and that Turner was a part of our day :)
Good EntertainmentReviewed on 12/11/2013 Miranda
My experience with this company was overall good. I received communication in response in a timely manner, and everyone I spoke to was very friendly. My DJ for the day of did a very good job. He played songs that we had asked for, and did a great job with the do not play list. The only small complaint that we had was that the DJ may have been trying a little to hard to be funny.
A little confusing in the planning but great day oReviewed on 8/14/2013 Grace L
We used Elite Entertainment because they were contracted through our reception venue so didn't technically have much of a choice...but they were pretty great so we are happy with the results. They sent us a packet a few months before the wedding to help us narrow down song selections and plan out the evening which was helpful. But it got a little confusing later on because they called a couple of times a week or so before the wedding asking us a lot of clarifying questions about the paperwork....and then told us that the individual speaking to us was not going to be the actual DJ, and that the actual DJ would call us in two days. And he never did until we emailed 4 days later asking what happened. When he did call, he was really nice but asked us the SAME questions we had already answered, as well as some questions that we answered on the paperwork. It was a little bit redundant. But the day of they were great - I think our DJ was named Andrew. He didn't really end up playing a lot of the songs we had selected but I think he did a good job going off of the vibe of the guests rather than just off the list which is really helpful as I'm sure he knew what could keep energy levels high better than we would. So overall, pleased with the end results although a little confused in the days leading up to the big day! Cost-wise, again, they were contracted through our venue (The Freedom Hall and Gardens) which is incredibly affordable so really a great value altogether.
Great DJ!Reviewed on 4/17/2013 Leni D
Elite Entertainment's DJ was part of our wedding package with Freedom Hall & Gardens. Kevin was our assigned DJ, and he made sure everything went well -- I had been asked by my family to play specific songs for our wedding procession, and luckily, Kevin had the exact music, and everyone was happy. Kevin also made sure that our guests listened to a variety of music both before the ceremony and during the cocktail hour. What I liked most about Kevin and Elite Entertainment is the form they ask each couple to complete -- that form is very specific and thorough, and it allowed my new husband and I to figure out what music we wanted Kevin to play at the reception because their offering is so comprehensive. Thanks to Kevin and Elite Entertainment!
DJ, Photo BoothReviewed on 3/05/2013 Janice G
I must say that if I ever have any event where I need a DJ, it will be Elite Entertainment. Turner was our DJ and he was awesome. He went way beyond of being a DJ. He did amazing with the music. He also would check on us throughout the night to see if we needed anything. the photo booth we rented was awesome and the person working it made all of our guest feel fun and happy. I must say that of all the things from the reception, the music and dancing are in most of my favorite memories.
You must use this DJ for your wedding!Reviewed on 1/22/2013 Alyx F
Elite Entertainment goes above and beyond to make you feel valued. In our initial consultation, we were given an outlined plan not just for music, but also for event coordination. If you want a DJ who goes above and beyond just playing music, this is absolutely the company to look at. My DJ for the wedding was Turner and he was incredible. He made my wedding go by smoothly and made sure that I didn't feel stressed at all on my big day. He kept my husband and I informed about our time schedule and he made sure that we kept to the schedule without even having to think about it. Some of the spectacular things that he did throughout the event were: saving my wedding ceremony by controlling the microphone when my officiant had a coughing fit, coordinating all of the guests from one location to another in the venue to make sure everything happened on time and how it was supposed to and lastly he made us a CD of our wedding songs to take home with us at the end of the night which was SO sweet and such a nice gesture. I cannot recommend Elite entertainment more.
Meet The Director of Sales
Turner is the General Sales Manager at Elite Entertainment and has been with the company since 2006. He would love to talk with you about your upcoming special event. Please give us a call!