About this Vendor
DJs that Care about Your Wedding as Much as You
It's hard to find a DJ that fits with you & your fiance's style. If you truly want to plan the BEST reception ever, look no further! Encore's approach to weddings is customized with modern DJs, lighting design, silk drapery, & color changing booths. Contact us today, to plan your AMAZING reception.
$$ – Affordable
Ceremony, Reception, Wedding
MC Services, Recorded Music, Sound Equipment, Music
DJ, lighting & photoboothReviewed on 10/15/2012 Felicia H
I hired Encore for DJ, photobooth & lighting, and it was worth EVERY PENNY! I had Dave & Kevin at my wedding and they were both amazing at their job. Super friendly and made sure my wedding reception was perfect. They went above & beyond !! I had a fall themed wedding; and the extra touch with the up lighting made it feel like we were in a giant pumpkin (which is what I wanted!!!!) the sound active lights were amazing... sound quality= top knotch. I just cannot express how pleased I am with this company. Who you hire makes a huge difference on if your wedding is awesome or if it sucks... I did a great job by hiring these guys !!!! The photobooth was SUCH a hit! We fit 13 people in the booth at once, and we beat the record; so when you hire them, be sure to try to beat our record ;-) -Felicia Campbell
EncoreEventGroupReviewed on 11/26/2013 Michelle P
Sam and Rob were absolutely awesome! they did a great job the week prior to the wedding making sure all of our arrangements were perfect and kept in good contact. They even surprised me with a special request from my brother, dancing with me after the Dad/Bride dance. They also went the extra mile and came up to me and my new husband multiple times in the beginning during and after asking us what we needed, if we wanted the tempo changed or if we even wanted drinks or anything else. I could not believe the level of service they provided. They played all the songs I requested prior to the wedding which were loaded on the website and also played songs we requested right away. As for the lighting, we got so many compliments on how everything looked and how perfect everything was. Our guests also LOVED the photo booth. It's a must add feature at a wedding - I think they are absolutely great to add to any wedding!
Wedding DJReviewed on 10/22/2013 Sarah A
We loved having Encore Event Group as our DJ. They helped us prepare and make our day special. It was everything we could have wished for and more. I am already recommending them to others. Our family and friends loved how they could even request songs before hand.
I hired encore for DJ services for my wedding back in April. Initially I was going to do it on my own, with a borrowed sound system and iPod, but I am sure glad I didn't!!! I ended up going with a DJ LAST minute! And they were so accommodating! Rob was our DJ for the evening and he was FANTASIC! He was engaging without being too over the top and he did a phenomenal job at reading our guests! People are STILL talking about what an amazing time they had and how great the music was! I definitely recommend them! And if you can get Rob , even better! Thank you guys for making our wedding so much fun!
Encore exceeded way beyond our expectations and gave us a night that we will never forget! The up lighting, crystal column chandeliers, the city lights and monogram were absolutely beautiful. The photo booth was so much fun and the two wonderful young women that worked the booth kept the guests coming for pictures! I loved that! They were so sweet and friendly to all of our guests and were very easy to work with. I was very tearful when I seen the room for the first time, the room was stunning. Nikki was wonderful to work with and very accommodating. All I can say is, I'm so glad we found Encore Event Group to help us with our daughter's wedding, it was absolutely wonderful! Your the best!!
in the last week Encore was our choice for our July 1, 2017 Belle Isle Casino wedding. My wife had a specific vision for our reception that day. As we walked in, my wife actually broke down in tears at how beautiful the reception was. Encore exceeded our expectations. From the beautiful draping, Bishop columns, Crystal chandeliers , kicking sound system, City of lights, White lounge furniture, LED glow cubes, photo booth, and Rob DJ the entire night. Rob had an amazing upbeat positive personality and he had everyone dancing. He mounted speakers outside on the veranda and people were dancing outside as well. Encore exceeded our best expectations for the evening. The only reason I rate them with five stars, is because six stars is not option . Thank you very much to ROB and the entire Encore staff!
One of my favorite things about them is their client portal. You can login and pick songs that 'must be played', 'play if you can', and 'don't play'. I literally designed the set list for the night! About a week before the wedding, Rob called me and walked me through an extensive planning document on the event from the grand entrance, cake cutting, speeches, and first dances. Every detail was covered right down the pronunciation of the names of the people in the bridal party. I didn't see the set up of the DJ booth and light ahead of time because I was a little busy being the bride. However, I had absolutely no concerns that everything would be wonderful and it was. I have nothing but good things to say about Rob and his team at Encore Event Group. I would highly recommend them to anyone.
We had a New Years Eve Wedding and the up-lighting, dance floor, draping behind our head table and monogram were exactly what we asked for. Many of our guests complimented us on our lighting and the overall "feel" of our event space.
Rob and the team did a FANTASTIC JOB for us at our wedding. They lights, the music, and the energy from the team was top notch. Would definitely recommend the Encore team to anyone looking for a DJ.
When we originally booked them, they seemed eager to help and we were very happy with their customer service. We explained to the company that we are overseas serving and could not physically meet with them. We were assured that it would not be an issue and that they would respond to email and phone calls as needed. As soon as they received a deposit though, it was almost impossible to get a hold of them for anything. We would ask questions and they would only respond to send an invoice. On numerous occasions we tried calling and emailing our questions but they would go unanswered for weeks. We were originally quoted a price, but as the wedding day got closer, more charges kept getting tacked on for services that were already discussed previously. We were charged an additional $175 to place a single speaker 3 feet outside the reception hall door for the ceremony to play the intro song which they said was the "going to the chapel package". We were originally told we did not need to pay for this package because our ceremony and reception were in one location. Prior to the wedding, the company required us to fill out an extensive form that covered every detail of our wedding (to include song selection) so they would know what we wanted and did not want. We filled out the required paperwork which seemed not to have been used the day of the wedding. We were also told by the operations manager that they have done this venue before and the DJ and lighting would begin setting up three hours before the ceremony. About an hour prior to the wedding, instead of getting ready and putting on my dress and taking photos, I was scrambling trying to get a hold of the DJ who was no where to be found. Even the employee setting up lighting could not reach him and informed us he has not arrived yet. Once the DJ finally arrived and the ceremony had already taken place, things went downhill. The entire PA system went down and started screeching during the best man/matron of honor speech/toast but luckily he was able to rectify the situation fairly quickly. After that, the DJ continuously approached my husband and myself throughout the entirety of the reception seeking guidance on what to do next even though we provided a by the minute schedule. I was far from impressed with the DJ services. But the lighting however, was great. The employee was very professional and knowledgeable. He was able to provide us with more answers in a matter of minutes than the entire operations cell in the span of months.
Encore Event Group was absolutely fantastic! They worked with us to make sure we had exactly the music selections for our reception that we wanted, hit all of our requests, and added to the list to flesh out our vision and style to a T. The decorations were lovely and professional, and seeing the doors open to the reception was an experience second only to walking down the aisle. I have already recommended them to my engaged friends!
If it was possible to give negative stars, we would. Lets start with the fact that we booked 15 months out for our wedding. We booked unlimited prints for the photo booth, the city of lights package, and 6 hours of DJ. We spent hours filling out our requests on their "gig builder" page including instructions for our entrance, do NOT play songs, and must play songs. Nearly every request was ignored. Including the fact that we specifically asked them NOT to do a rally towel entrance at our formal wedding. In the middle of the reception their staff decided to argue with me and told me to pull up my contract to prove what I had paid for. They were refusing to reprint pictures for our guests. The photo booth was extremely slow and they felt the need to jump into the photo booth and do 'magic tricks' before letting guests take the pictures in the booth. Maybe this is how they slow down the use for those that purchase unlimited prints?... Even when asked not to do that they continued with the games in the photo booth throughout the night. Guests were not impressed. Not to mention we wanted the photo booth open during dinner service and their employee spent over an hour eating. The "city of lights" that promises your names to be on the dance floor in lights never happened, we had to beg for our must play songs to be played, and the first two songs of the night were very clearly on our do NOT play list. We went with Encore because they were a very trusted referral, but the crew they sent was not who we worked with for 15 months. It was whoever they pawned us off on after getting our final payment. I have tried to contact Rob and Nicole several times to discuss how disappointed we are with the service we received. I was told Rob would follow up but he has ignored every email and returned no calls. They refuse to respond or address the situation. Naturally their team told them elaborate lies to cover up how careless they were with our event. Even our other vendors recognized the DJ and apologized to us as they had encountered him before at events that also did not go well. Don't expect who you book with to be the same person who shows up at your event. In our case we worked with Chris and Rob and were sold on all of these wonderful things during our booking but the Tuesday before our Saturday wedding we got a call from a DJ we had never interacted with. When you book, you won't know who they will stick you with and that alone should concern you-- I just wish we would have known that when we booked. My husband and I had a perfect day regardless of everything Encore screwed up at our wedding, but I am sick to my stomach that we paid so much money for such an awful experience. The last thing I wanted to do was to write a negative review for a service based company, but after giving them several chances to at least acknowledge and address our experience they have done nothing.
We were looking to rock the night away for our wedding. We just wanted to dance with our friends and family; wanted to enjoy the night. DJ Duane from Encore did just that. From the get-go he was friendly and open to our specific music selections. We scheduled a pre-wedding meeting and explained what we wanted, what vibe we envisioned for our day and he was open and willing to listen, rather than just tell us what we should do. He was also adamant that the music we did not want played would not be played. The entire team at Encore was attentive to our needs and responsive, which is a big deal when you are from out-of-state. The day of the wedding, Duane played a fantastic selection of music. Just as we’d hoped, our assorted friends and family were out on the dance floor the entire night. One of our friends even told us, “I wanted to go get some of the coney dogs they put out, but he just kept playing good music, so I couldn’t stop dancing." Thank you for keeping our feet moving and putting smiles on our faces.
Staff is very courteous and well-mannered. They definitely know how to read a crowd and keep the party going! They were so fun to work with and made our hall look absolutely beautiful. We got our DJ, photo booth, draping, and lights from them. They are a one-stop-shop! Great people to do business with, and we will be coming back to them when we have more parties!
The only reason I give them 4 stars instead of 5 is because they were somewhat difficult to reach by phone. Lisa, our DJ, was terrific. She knew what to play to keep everyone on the dance floor and accommodated the requests that the MOB made.
I just got married on April 2ND, 2016 and I was most nervous about the DJ because that's who keeps the party going and sure enough our DJ kept the dance floor full! I am pretty sure I liked every single song he played and he went above and beyond making our wedding a party! I was very pleased that when my niece requested a song on my "do not play" list, he wouldn't play it without my verbal approval (thankfully, although I gave in). The online planner is amazing and one of my favorite parts of Encore. And the lighting we got definitely brought it all together with the ambiance. So glad I booked them! Not one bad thing to say about them!
OMG!!!! What a party, DJ Duane Serrano really gave our reception the energy we were hoping for. The dance floor was packed the whole night and he kept everything moving at just the right pace. All of our guests are still complimenting on how fun he was and how great the music was. The lighting was great and the photo booth was a big hit! Working with everyone at EncoreEventGroup was so easy and they really take the difficulty out of planning the reception of your dreams!
Encore did my lighting and music and they were a HIT. First off, pre-wedding they are incredible at communicating. If you email, they email right back. They send you reminder emails, calls, and texts to make sure they have your music info before the ceremony but they are not annoying or overbearing. They have a call with you before the wedding to go through logistics and verify everything which was so nice and avoided surprises or mistakes later. At the wedding they were awesome! Played amazing music and kept people entertained. One of our DJs even danced to Michael Jackson and was ridiculously amazing!! People were talking about how great they were the next day. Highly recommend Encore, Rob and his whole team!!
DJ, Lighting, and Photo BoothReviewed on 11/24/2015 Dianna C
I was very pleased with Encore Event Group. I worked with Chris Hall from my initial consultation to the end of my reception. He was a great DJ and the lighting was absolutely amazing. My guests loved the photo booth and the starry ceiling. Working with Chris from the time i signed my contract and actually having him as the DJ made for a very easy ceremony and reception. For anyone looking for great lighting and entertainment services Encore Event Group and Chris Hall are the ones you want.
We hired Encore Event Group to provide our DJ, Lighting and Photo Booth services and boy did they deliver! We paid extra for the City of Lights upgrade on top of up lighters which came with our package and it was worth every penny. It made a massive difference to the atmosphere of the reception and even the stubborn guests were seen bopping their stuff on the dance floor! From the off, Encore were friendly, accommodating, professional and helped us a great deal with the planning, particularly as one of us lives abroad. The online system was great, as you can log in any time, anywhere and update or choose your songs and plan the whole evening from your tablet or phone, which is awesome when you are trying to juggle dozens of vendors. The photo booth turned out to be a big hit, and ran smooth as silk throughout the night and our DJ Gerielynn was awesome. We ended up asking her to stay on way after time as the guests were still lively long after midnight, which wasn't a problem at all. All in all, a great experience and great service received from Encore. We would happily recommend them to all.
Reliable and energeticReviewed on 9/21/2015 Jeniebelle T
To all the future brides and grooms out there. I highly suggest encore event group for your entertainment needs. I truly believe that best dj makes a wedding fun and memorable if everyone is out on the dance floor the entire night. We had a lot of comments from our guests that they didn't have much pictures bc they were on the dance floor the entire night. Rob did not disappoint us by following all the instructions we gave him,also went above and beyond his duties to make sure everything was running smoothly. His crew kept checking on us if we have any concerns or request for songs to be played- I really appreciate it. We did the bundle with lights, photo booth and dj- it was all worth it. I will hire them again! I am writing a review bc they deserve it and wanted to let everyone know how Good they are. Best of luck, From the new Mr and Mrs. Elliott Vazquez.
Great DJReviewed on 9/10/2015 Kimberly G
My husband and I Had Encore event group DJ our Wedding on August 15, 2015. They made the reception a blast. All the guest were dancing and having a great time. Rob really knew how to get the guest involved. He had amazing energy and enthusiasm the whole night. I could not have asked for a better DJ. I would defiantly use Encore event group again! -Kimberly and Jay Miller
Awesome DJ and Photo Booth!Reviewed on 9/03/2015 Melissa B
Gerielynn and Dante of Encore Event Group were extremely professional and made our event run smoothly. Gerielynn checked in with me a number of times throughout the evening to make sure that we were satisfied with the services and she played every song on our wish list. Dante made the photo booth a fun experience for all our guests. We would definitely book Encore Event Group again.
BEST WEDDING!!!Reviewed on 8/27/2015 jennifer b
Encore event group was friendly and helpful from the very beginning. I felt 100% comfortable communicating with Rob at any point that I had a question without feeling as if I was annoying him. They were like a one stop shop to everything I needed. I got lots of draping from them and Christmas lights to go against the wall and a DJ from them. The website they provide you help you log in and check your package any questions that might need to be filled out will be on the easy to use website. A lot when wrong on the day of the wedding and the vendors even screwed up a lot but Encore showed up and did their part flawlessly. I was so impressed how they handle every step of the process to prepare for the wedding day and the day they showed up and needed little next to no direction. I would highly recommend trusting Rob with your wedding day! He was fun and upbeat as a DJ and really listen to what I wanted for the atmosphere.
Definitely Recommend!Reviewed on 8/11/2015 Christina P
Great staff - Worked off of very little direction and made my event successful despite multiple problems