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Reviewed On 11/13/2022 by Becca J
DJ Dean is absolutely amazing. From the start, he was so prepared, organized, on top of EVERYTHING, and ensured that our wedding was going to be fun and engaging. Dean constantly communicated with us to ensure that our needs/wants were being me...
t. Our biggest thing was that we wanted our guests to have fun, and Dj Dean brought that and more. Our guests still talk about how much fun they had our wedding and how the Dj was amazing. He has games/icebreakers really engaged the guests and while we were taking photos after dinner, we came back to everyone laughing, all guest tables participating, a little competition was occurring, and everyone having so much fun. Let him do his thing with all his icebreakers, games, and fun activities he has up his sleeve, you won't regret it at all. We also went with Dean for our photo-booth, which was everything and more. He personalized our photo strip, the backdrop, and our guests were able to get more than just 1 copy of the photos. If you're planning on getting married, Ultimate Events is the way to go. You will not regret it, and your guests will never forget how amazing your wedding was! We got married in October 2022, and people are still talking about how much fun they had from Dj Dean.
Reviewed On 4/18/2022 by Kristen M
Hired them off our vendor list from our reception venue since we had to choose a DJ from that list. Was disappointed when we needed to reschedule due to covid. They made me feel like I was the only bride rescheduling which was entirely not the ...
case. Our venue wasn’t even open at the time we decided to reschedule. Then with the rescheduling they increased our price which was disappointing. My husband then worked out getting some extra lighting with the increase in price, which at least made me feel a little better paying more. The wedding itself went smoothly and he followed our playlist and instructions well which was very nice.
Reviewed On 9/19/2021 by Kristi H
Hiring Dean was by far one of the BEST decisions we made for our wedding!! I interviewed several DJs and many factors set Dean apart from the rest. He was personable, passionate and knowledgeable about his job, and had a keen ability to persona...
lize things to our needs. What I liked about him most is that he respected what we (the bride & groom) wanted for our wedding. Which is a big "duh" but you'd be surprised how many DJs don't do that. We didn't want dancing during the reception (pandemic and all, and it's just not our thing) but we still wanted it to be fun and interactive for our guests, and Dean exceeded my expectations on making that possible. He has a great work ethic, and will take the time to walk you through the process of planning a great reception. One of my (picky) family members who's been to a lot of weddings said Dean was definitely one of the best MCs/DJs he's seen.
If you're looking for a DJ, STOP LOOKING AND BOOK DEAN! He's amazing and you won't regret it. Many guests came up to me after the wedding and commented on how much fun they had, and it's largely thanks to Dean and his wonderful energy and charisma!
Reviewed On 9/12/2021 by Angie O
Dean came highly recommended to us and we can see why. Not only was his enthusiasm contagious, but coupled with the years of experience he made planning for our big day a breeze.
While his planning and coordinating with was great, his perform...
ance on the big day was excellent. Dean was the mighty foundation of the event, guiding the day through with his charisma in games, his adaptability, and throwing the best personalized dance party you could ask for.
Our guests’ sentiment unanimously was that our reception was the best they had attended in years, specifically because Dean ensured there was never a dull moment and brought literal colors and life to the venue. Everything he had planned for the event was a smash hit, and we are beyond fortunate that he made our special day the perfect party!
Reviewed On 12/05/2019 by Marie G
Dean was absolutely amazing to work with and he made my wedding day very special. If you are looking for a DJ, I recommend his services. He is very upbeat and he will motivate your guests to dance! He also has a great team that mans the phot...
Reviewed On 10/18/2019 by Tristin T
Dean was the perfect choice for our wedding at The Garden Room in Garden Grove. It takes a special MC to make an event memorable, and our guests are still talking about what an amazing job he did over a month later. He happily plays song reques...
ts, leads games and ice-breakers, and keeps the crowd entertained during down times with line dance instructions and trivia games. A flawless coordinator through your evening, he will ensure your event is stress-free and something for your guests to talk about for weeks to come!
Reviewed On 10/11/2019 by Caitlin R
I went to my friend's wedding last summer and Dean was their DJ. He was so entertaining and I was laughing so hard my stomach hurt! He had so many creative games and the music was awesome. Now that my fiancé and I are getting married, we've cho...
sen him to be our DJ! :)
Reviewed On 6/02/2019 by Tyler Anne P
I was the maid of honor for my best friend and super involved in the planning process. When I first met Dean, it was in a meeting at his office to go over details and I had no idea just how many details he would cover -- everything from pronoun...
cing the wedding party names right, song timing, to the exact dance and atmosphere lighting the couple wanted. He was so incredibly thorough with the timing of the whole day and was truly the coordinator of the event in my eyes. He made sure the ceremony music and reception music was exactly what they wanted, that the timing of the evening went exactly according to plan, and made this backyard wedding feel so professionally planned and executed. He even had notes and pointers for the officiant, who was a friend so he didn't have experience. That alone was a life saver.
The wedding guests LOVED him for his energy, games and icebreakers, and his humor. After making sure all the parts of the reception went according to plan, he spent the rest of the night taking our song requests -- which we had many -- and giving us a lot of time for tons of dancing!
I had no idea how much work went into being a DJ and MC for a wedding until witnessing all the work that Dean did. The bride, groom, and myself as the maid of honor are all SO grateful for Ultimate Events and for Dean--for making the day so special and taking great care and pride in their work. THANK YOU!
Reviewed On 5/03/2019 by Shayna W
My now husband, Marc, and I just got married last weekend at The Hacienda in Santa Ana and we had the privilege of having Dean as our DJ and MC. To say we are over the moon about how our day went is an understatement. There were ALWAYS people o...
n the dance floor which is not something I can say for a lot of weddings I have been to. He took guest song requests and really read the room well to keep people energized and dancing!
Marc and I are not overly cheesy people so when Dean first brought up the idea of little games during the reception, we were skeptical. After talking with him about our concerns, he was able to completely tailor his ideas to fit our style and we wouldn’t have had our wedding any other way!
I know this review is long but I really want to do them justice, so last thing! After going back and forth on whether we wanted a photo booth we ultimately decided we did want one and wow, I’m so glad we did! The attendant who was there (sorry I didn’t catch his name!) was so great and enthusiastic, every time I walked past there were always people there! Everyone had such a good time!
If ultimate events is available for your wedding/event, book them ASAP! They go above and beyond to make your event the absolute best it can be. You won’t be sorry!!
Reviewed On 1/23/2019 by Ana A
DJ Dean Hall was amazing to work with right from the beginning! He was a recommendation from our wedding coordinator, Diana Hutchinson, from The Griffith House. My husband and I love to go to trivia nights and wanted to incorporate that into ou...
r wedding so Diana directed us immediately to Dean! Our guests LOVED the games he had and they made for some amazing, hilarious photos! He also knew how to work the crowd, when to play more games or when to start the dancing. He is very organized and made sure that things kept moving along and on schedule. He played our ceremony music perfectly! We chose three different songs to blend together for the procession and he did that with ease. We mostly listen to indy/alt rock music and he had no problem getting those songs and played exactly what we wanted. The dance lighting was perfect for the reception and photographs PLUS he was open to special requests from guests! We booked early and were able to make monthly payments which worked beautifully for our budget! Dean made us feel confident and ready for our big day from day one. DJ Dean was one of our top compliments from the wedding. Guests, and even our photographer, raved about him days after the wedding!
Reviewed On 12/28/2018 by Jeff G
One of the things that our wedding guests consistently mentioned was the best part our wedding was the DJ. Dean masterfully DJ'd our wedding and kept the celebration going. He has a excellent sense of the mood of the guests, and seemed to know ...
what music to play, and what games would entertain the best. Dean stated that he had DJ'd a couple of thousand weddings, and showed. My wife and I would lucky to have him DJ our wedding. Highly recommended.
Reviewed On 11/06/2018 by David A
There is no doubt that Ultimate Events provides a World Class performance. Dean's professionalism from planning through execution is nothing short of spectacular. He guides you effortlessly though the planning process and makes any adjustments ...
with ease. On the day of the wedding, Dean made everything so seamless from beginning to end. The music for the ceremony was magnificent and the activities during the reception created a wonderful and fun atmosphere that led into the post meal events and dancing. Everyone, of all ages, were extremely impressed and complementary of Dean's performance. All in attendance always bring up Dean when discussing our wonderful wedding celebration.
If you are looking for the World Class DJ and wedding MC for your most important day, Dean and Ultimate Events is the top performer.
Reviewed On 11/01/2018 by Kyle C
We got married this October 2018. We were both worried about finding everything for the wedding (DJ, photographer, officiant etc.). After extensive online searching we came across Ultimate Events. We read many reviews and decided to give Ultima...
te Events (DJ Dean) a try by setting up an appointment. This was one of the best planning decisions we made for the wedding. Our first meeting with DJ Dean had us hooked. We had so much fun talking to him during the first appointment and were drawn in by his energy, we didn't even try to meet up with any other DJs after that.
He did an amazing job at the wedding. The music flowed perfectly at all stages and the games were a complete knockout. It was a great joy to me and my fiancée to see our friends and family playing the games and laughing and having a great time. We had many of our friends come to us personally and say they had a great time and a lot of fun. I attribute this mainly to Dean’s music, games and fantastic personality.
I guarantee you will be hooked after one meeting with DJ Dean and if you book him it will make your wedding one to remember.
Reviewed On 11/01/2018 by Joel S
We found Dean originally on YELP as he comes up on the top. This is very well deserved. After reading reviews on YELP and Wedding Wire we decided that Dean would be our first choice. We scheduled a meeting about 2 months before our wedding (...
the reception was 3 days later). We had a 2 + hour meeting to discuss what we wanted and Dean with his vast experience was able to build upon that as well as give us several other ideas. Dean works nights during the week so he is easy to meet up with for most people. We completed the homework he gave us and we had another 1 hour meeting about 1 month before the wedding. Dean is very methodical in his planning and has the entire event mapped out but is incredibly flexible to adjust. He takes really thorough notes for reference too. The music is wonderful and you get to choose the genres you want played as well as any specific songs you want. The games he plays are universally fun and can be played by all ages. Since our reception on Saturday, the first thing that most of our friends discuss is how wonderful the DJ was. Our parents (in their 70's) want to know what we are going to do for an encore. DJ Dean entertained 135 people for 4 hours. This was our one big lifetime event and Dean made it so memorable. Thank you Dean! I wish there was something above 5 stars, Dean deserves it.
Reviewed On 11/01/2018 by Kasha S
Every 5 star review anyone reads here or elsewhere, are all true! How do I find words to describe Dean with Ultimate Events that others haven't already said? My husband and I did our research, starting with Yelp. Then I found more awesome revie...
ws on The Knot website and we knew we had to meet Dean in person! When we met, we knew in a heartbeat he was our DJ! No need to interview anyone else, Dean was our guy! My husband and I wed October 24, 2018. Our reception was on October 27, 2018 at Dave and Buster's in Orange, CA. Dean truly made our day stress free, fun, and enjoyable. Our guests of 135 were happily entertained with games hosted by Dean giving my husband and I a chance for sampling our appetizers off a plate Dean prepared for us, eat our lunch, and allowing us time to walk around to socialize one on one with our guests. The Dave and Buster's staff assigned to our event also mentioned they enjoyed our DJ and his games as well. In the days following, we have continued to receive amazing reviews about how exciting our wedding reception was along with the highest compliments directed to our DJ, Dean. The best compliment we get is from our parents who are in their 70's, who keep asking us how we are going to top this event! Thank you Dean for your perfection in providing us with the BEST wedding reception our guests have ever attended! It is our BEST DAY EVER!
Reviewed On 11/01/2018 by Elizabeth D
This is a must-read review... long, but worth it.
The other night, I sat down and counted how many weddings I've been to in the last 15 years. The total was over four dozen weddings. This year alone, there are six weddings and one of them is my...
own! One of the first weddings I ever attended was when I was 14 years old, more specifically August 18, 2001. I don't remember much about this wedding since I was so young, except for one thing - the DJ. I remember sitting next to my mom and her telling me that I better get someone as good as this guy for my wedding one day. At that age, you think that you'll get married in just a few short years and live happily ever after so I agreed with her and that was that... now 17 years later... I'm finally happily engaged and ready to make the commitment. Choosing vendors is quite the process during the planning phase. I had already made the decision to use a DJ I had seen earlier this year at another wedding; however, when I called, my wedding date wasn't available for him. I was so bummed and I happened to mention it to my family that weekend and my brother (out of the freaking blue) said, "you should get the DJ from Kristy's wedding." I was shocked that he remembered the same DJ from 17 years ago. Never in my wildest dreams would I have thought that he could be an option for my own wedding. My brother happens to still be friends with the bride and texted her. She happened to still have her invoice from the DJ in 2001. Come to find out, he happens to still be in business. I called and he happens to have my wedding date available. Oh, and the best part of all, he "happens" to be one of the most sought-after DJ's in Orange County with his 30+ years of experience - DJ Dean Hall of Ultimate Events. The cherry on top is that when my fiancé and I went to visit this DJ that I swore was awesome at a wedding I went to when I was 14 (luckily my fiancé trusts my judgement), we left the meeting and immediately prayed about it and we agreed that if we pick him as our DJ then we would have zero worry about that aspect of our wedding. DJ Dean Hall really helped us see that day from a new perspective and we are so thankful for that. We are so excited that he will be there for our special day. He is enthusiastic, full of energy and extremely engaged. He had us thinking about things that we hadn't even discussed yet. His experience in this industry is evident from the moment you sit down. I will update this post after my wedding to share about my own personal experience. Stay tuned...
This is an update to my previous post. I'm almost speechless about what to say about this DJ. Our wedding was an ABSOLUTE BLAST and we've heard this from multiple people. DJ Dean Hall is not only a DJ, he is your full-house entertainer. If you want a wedding that is full of laughter and fun, this is your guy. I almost can't believe how blessed I was to have him a part of our wedding. He has only improved his skills over the years. And a huge perk is that he creates a timeline for you and goes over every single detail so you don't have ANY questions the day of the event. He had our guests laughing so hard with these creative games to keep them engaged. It was so wonderful as a bride to be able to talk to individual guests knowing that my other guests were being entertained. I'm so thankful and so happy with the way the day went. God is good!!! Thank you Ultimate Events!!!
Reviewed On 10/31/2018 by Amanda A
DJ Dean was the best ! He was so knowledgeable and gave great suggestions regarding our timeline , up lighting and what type of music would work where . He kept the party going and His personality was energetic ! Your DJ literally runs the who...
le wedding from start to finish and i wouldnt Have wanted anyone else doing that but Dean !!!!!!
Reviewed On 10/31/2018 by Jasmine C
From the first moment we stepped into his office, Dean was incredible and we were hooked on having him be our DJ at our wedding. Leading up to the wedding, Dean was so prompt with everything and communicated so well with us. A few months before...
the wedding, we met with Dean and were able to hash out the entire flow of the reception- the songs that were going to be played and when, the order of events, and the games. Dean is so well-organized, which fits perfectly with us, as we are both extremely organized. We then had our final meeting a month before the wedding and after leaving that meeting, we knew the exact order of how everything was going to go. Dean helped us to relax and not have to worry about the flow of the reception because we knew that we were in great hands.
On the day of the wedding, things could not have gone better! The songs were beautiful, the games were a hit, and Dean was hilarious! We had several people coming up to us at the end saying our wedding was the best one they have ever been to... Dean was more than just a DJ. He was also a comedian and an entertainer. He did a wonderful job at keeping the reception flowing. He was hilarious and kept the whole crowd laughing. Everything on our wedding day was perfect, and if you are looking into having a fantastic time at your wedding, Ultimate Events is the way to go! We highly recommend them!
Reviewed On 10/18/2018 by Olivia B
DJ dean is amazing. My now husband was really apprehensive to the idea of having the DJ host games at our reception and honestly had I not seen DJ dean in action and both my sisters weddings I would probably have felt the same way, but DJ dean ...
is so good about feeling out the crowd and finding windows if opportunity and adding some ice breakers to make everyone feel comfortable. The games were hilarious and fun and I got many compliments on our DJ. Even my now husband in the middle of the reception walked past my mom and said “wow this DJ is really good”. Also a couple weeks prior to the wedding I met with him and we went over the wedding schedule from start to finish. He really invest a lot of time and thought into each wedding. There were details and questions he had that I hadn’t even thought of but it really helped pull everything together. I was so so happy! He made my wedding such a blast for all of us!
Reviewed On 8/17/2018 by Edgar F
HANDS DOWN Dean is the best DJ ever!
Ultimate Events is easy to work with, very enthusiastic, great ideas, kept everyone on the dance floor, and the nicest person ever.
We couldn't have asked for anyone better than Dean. He helped us with all t...
he details from the dance floor lighting to the fun photo booth for our guests!
Excellent service overall and I would absolutely recommend Ultimate Events!
Reviewed On 7/20/2018 by Debbie B
DJ Dean with Ultimate Events was the best DJ I have ever experienced. My Wedding was on May 4, 2018 and Dean made the entire wedding flow, from the ceremony to the reception. Dean didn't miss a beat every step of the way allowing my husband M...
ike and I not to have to worry about a thing. When first meeting Dean, Mike and I new it was Ultimate events who was going to DJ our wedding. Dean was fun to talk with and all details and cost were thoroughly explained, and there was no sales pressure. After all decisions were made everything agreed upon was laid out in a contract. Up until the wedding day there were several meetings over the phone to ensure that all details were in place and to make any last minute changes if needed. The day of the wedding, all music before and after the ceremony was just as we specified. During the reception guests were so blown away by Dean, some people are still talking about what a great time they had all because Dean made the reception fun, exciting, and he was engaged the entire evening. My brother, from Illinois, even asked Dean if he would fly to another stated to DJ an event. That is how awesome Dean is. All music play at the reception is what was asked for and there was no negative surprises. Dean also engaged all the guests in different games to keep everyone entertained. Our priority was that none of our guests would get bored and Dean certainly met that challenge. All the guests were engaged and I even witnessed a handful of guest who would never get up and dance do so. The reception was awesome and I would definitely hire Dean with Ultimate events again. Dean--"You are the BEST!!!" Mike and I are forever appreciative and thrilled that because of you our wedding turned out extra special and one in which we will never forget! Ultimate Events also took care of our Photo Booth so our guests could have even more fun. Props were provided and you could even bring your own to match your wedding theme. I had called another company who had great reviews, but they never returned my call (twice). At the end of the day, it was less stressful having Ultimate Events take care of everything and Mike and I are glad we did. We will always recommend your company. All our Best!!! ~Debbie & Mike
Reviewed On 7/10/2018 by Sarah J
I CANNOT SAY ENOUGH GOOD THINGS ABOUT DEAN!!
I am writing as mother of the groom and will start off by saying that I was so excited when my son and now daughter-in-law asked for my help in finding a DJ for their wedding which took place this ...
past June (2018). I knew exactly who to look up because Dean was an acquaintance (classmate) from a long time ago, and somehow through connections I knew that he had been a DJ for many years with a successful business. Because of what I knew of his personality and (just as important) his character, integrity, artistic talent, experience, and work ethic, I knew he would be a fantastic choice for a DJ for my son’s wedding. Don’t let the fact that I knew him from before, sway you into thinking I HAD to write a nice review about him. Believe me, I wouldn’t have even called him up if I wasn’t convinced that he would do a fantastic job, because that would have put me in an awkward position if I wasn’t impressed and had to tell him “no” after talking/meeting with him. I wasn’t surprised after our first meeting that my son and his fiancée absolutely fell in love with him and even cancelled their meeting with another DJ they were going to look into so that they could grab Dean for their wedding day before he was booked with someone else!
Dean is so much more than just a DJ. He can easily run the whole reception if you’d like him to, making everything flow smoothly, interacting appropriately with the guests without drawing too much attention to himself, making everyone feel welcome and involved, timing everything just right, being flexible about any adjustments you may want to make along the way, and making your guests laugh out loud many times with his great sense of humor and fun activities. A comment I heard from numerous guests is that he practically felt like family to them by the time the reception was over.
Dean is very detail oriented, and you can tell that he genuinely cares about you and wants everything to be perfect for the bride and groom’s special day. He is never controlling but has so many good suggestions and ideas to make the reception meaningful, very fun, and tailored to the taste of the bride and groom as much as possible. His online tools are very helpful and easy to use.
I promise you will not be disappointed if you hire Dean. In fact, you may end up hearing from many of your guests “that was definitely one of the best weddings I have ever been to”. I will recommend Dean without question to anyone looking for a fantastic DJ for their wedding day. He is as good as they get!
Reviewed On 6/20/2018 by Christiane C
This review is for DJ Dean Hall who was at our wedding this past weekend 6/16/18.
Everyone kept telling me how amazing he was and that they have never had more fun at a wedding. His energetic personality livened up the evening and I couldn't ...
have been happier with him. He got the entire crowd out of their seats and his jokes and games had everyone laughing.
During the planning process, he made sure even the smallest of details were noted. I'd have a wedding again just to have him there.
Thank you Dean for going above and beyond at our wedding.
Reviewed On 6/01/2018 by Emily W
We were so fortunate to have Dean Hall of Ultimate Events partner with us for our daughter's wedding reception at Orange Hill Restaurant. He is an excellent listener with a very upbeat and friendly personality, and his experience, demeanor, m...
usic, and creative ideas enhanced our reception greatly. Dean has a wonderful 'what to do list' and 'need to know information list' that he gives to each client as well as song lists that allowed us to listen to the music, and make personalized selections. He also provided beautiful uplighting and disco lighting. He is very detail-oriented and with all the information he obtained in our meetings and through email communications, he MC'd the reception in the classy and fun manner we hoped for. Dean Hall is a true DJ artist who never made the reception about himself, but instead, centered the entire evening around the celebration and the celebrants of our daughter and new son-in-law's wedding reception. Thank you, Dean, for a perfect evening beyond our expectations. We are so glad we found you - and while we have no more weddings to plan, when we have other parties requiring a DJ, you will be our only choice! Thank you!
Reviewed On 5/04/2018 by Crystal A
First of all I just want to say we are 100% thrilled with Deans performance. I first saw Dean in action about 5 years ago at my Aunts wedding and I remember thinking if I ever get married I want him to be my Dj, and I am so grateful I was able ...
to find him again. It was an honor to have him, from the beginning of our ceremony to the end of the night he had everything going so smooth. He keep our guests on their feet and he made EVERYTHING memorable. It wasn’t just the music that was awesome, it was the guest interaction the games and laughs. Dean we thank you so much for being available for us you gave us all the keys to having an amazing wedding, your list of songs and timeline truly made everything a million times easier!
Reviewed On 2/16/2018 by Patrick F
We could not have been happier with DJ Dean!!! I swear, he MADE our wedding. Everyone have been raving about how good our DJ was and even asked for his information! In a way, it made us proud that we even found him! heh:) To start with, they ha...
ve a showroom so they can show you the equipment that they will use for your event, as well as to meet with you personally for your initial consultation. He was nice enough to include some lights to the package for free which we soooo appreciate. Best part, DJ Dean is an amazing DJ/Emcee! His song selections are fantastic since everyone in our wedding were able to dance and have fun, regardless of age. His icebreakers are sooo much fun and made our wedding lively. Best of all, he has a really fun and witty personality which was exactly what we were looking for! Next time we need a DJ, we would not think twice about hiring him again. Thank you!
Reviewed On 11/19/2017 by Martha R
Ultimate events was the best choice I made when considering a DJ for my wedding which was on Nov 11, 2017 .....Dj Dean was the one I met up with iintially but after all the details were taken care I had the pleasure of having Dj Steven.... He w...
as attentive, professional, and knew just how to keep my guests entertained he was amazing and I will definitely use him and Ultimate events if ever needed for an event. Once again thank you for making my day super special......worth the money
Reviewed On 10/31/2017 by Karen J
Ultimate Events was amazing to work with for our wedding! We met with Dean a couple of times in person and consistently over the months leading up to our wedding on October 21 at The Hacienda in Santa Ana. They were always encouraging and accom...
modating! We had enough trust in them and their combined professional experiences to "let go". They made some great recommendations for the layout which worked out perfectly on the day. DJ Don did an AMAZING job! He involved the guests and made sure everyone was having a great time! We have received glowing praise after our wedding from so many of our guests telling us they loved how interactive because of Don. I'm so grateful that they helped make this day memorable for us and our friends and family! Thank you so much, Ultimate Events!
Reviewed On 10/30/2017 by Kayla J
This DJ did NOT disappoint. We didn’t wanna spend a lot on a DJ, but they worked with our budget and did such an amazing job.
Reviewed On 6/07/2017 by Christina R
DJ Dean is more than a wedding DJ- he’s an emcee, game show host, and comedian wrapped into one! My husband and I decided on hiring Dean for our wedding due to his infectious laughter and his never-ending great ideas for the reception. He did n...
ot disappoint. All of our guests were laughing throughout the night thanks to Dean’s fun and interactive games. He thoughtfully listened to all of our requests during the planning process and was patient with our last-minute additions. He was great at keeping the pace of the reception flowing smoothly, took time to check in with us, and kept everyone happy. He is one-of-a-kind and we are so thankful for all of his hard work at our wedding.
Reviewed On 6/07/2017 by Joe M
Dean went above and beyond to make our wedding reception even better than we had imagined. Dean has a ton of experience and it shows throughout the process from planning to the actual day of the event. Dean worked with us as well as our venue a...
nd other vendors to help plan every major and minor detail. He listened to our ideas and offered many of his own. Our wedding was on the smaller side, and one of our main concerns was that the energy level would be lower than at larger weddings we had been to in the past. Dean did such a fantastic job as emcee that this turned out not to be a problem at all. He created the exact energy level we were hoping for, saying the right things, playing the right music, hosting games and just in general making the reception a great time for us and our guests. We saw our guests cracking up with laughter, and getting up to dance and have fun, and we couldn’t have been happier with the way the event unfolded. Dean was a pleasure to work with. We would absolutely ask for Dean again for future events and we give him our strongest possible endorsement.
Reviewed On 12/15/2016 by Jacque C
Planning a wedding is a big step in one's life and can be extremely stressful. Thank god Ultimate Events and DJ Dean Hall were there to help us every single step of the way. We've dealt with boring, unsupportive, insensitive, DJs who lack in ex...
perience and professionalism but with DJ Dean it was such a positive, fun, energetic, and very memorable experience. Dean sets the standard in how a DJ should be, for which he sets a very high bar. It's not just about the music (which he had every song ever created), but it's about having the right entertainment and energy to make an unforgettable party. He is incredibly creative, especially with the activities he provides. Everyone loved the uplights, dance lights and photo booth. Our wedding was amazing because of him. Our guests approached us during and after the event desperate to know how they could be in touch with DJ Dean. The compliments were endless! Our guests had so much fun and surprisingly, even the more quiet guests were jumping out of their seats in excitement during our wedding reception. I could go on to say more positive qualities, but will probably run out of room here. - I look forward to working with DJ dean again in the future and highly recommend him!
Reviewed On 12/06/2016 by Nate L
Back in May of this year, we were looking for a DJ for our wedding. After the first call with Dean. Without hesitation, I decided to go with Ultimate Events.
Dean was the entire reason why we decided to go with Ultimate events. I'm so happ...
y that we did! After the day of the wedding, all of my friends and family were talking about how it was the best wedding they have ever been to. I owe it all to Dean and Ultimate Events!
Reviewed On 10/12/2016 by Jordan M
Dean Hall is one of the best DJ's I have ever had experienced! Dean was the DJ for my daughter's wedding on October 1, 2016. His personality and event timing are impeccable. All of my guest were extremely impressed. I have to mention that I hav...
e worked in the hospitality industry for over 30 years and have seen and expereinced many DJ's in this time frame and I have to say Dean all is the best ever!
Mother of the Bride and a Fan Forever!!!
Reviewed On 10/05/2016 by Brian A
Wow! DJ Dean is the greatest! We had our wedding on Labor Day weekend 2016, and DJ Dean met and absolutely exceeded our expectations! He was a pleasure to work with the whole way through, was very thorough, and put in extra effort to accommodat...
e our fairly unusual music requests for our ceremony. He is also just a very friendly and fun guy. He was born to DJ and bring the fun to parties! Our guests loved him. He had great charisma during the "table release" game. Could not have asked for a more fun DJ for our wedding! Thank you Dean! We will never forget you!
Reviewed On 4/14/2016 by J N
Dean is incredible in every way possible!! He made the wedding entertaining, fun, and flow so effortlessly!! He blended our wedding guests of various ages and cultures out on the dance floor in a way I dreamed of but never believed could happen...
. He had our guests laughing, interacting, and loving the entire night. We received so many fantastic comments about him and we are so grateful for him!! He is easy to work with, knowledgable, and so much energy! He not only provided his DJ services but did uplighting at the venue. It totally transformed the reception and made it special! So happy we hired Dean!!!!
Reviewed On 3/14/2016 by Jennifer S
Dean was great throughout the whole process. From the start he was always available when we needed him. He guided us through all the choices and gave us some great advice.
The wedding itself was great. A bunch of our guests have told us how...
great he was without us even asking. He made sure our guests had fun.
We 100% recommend Dean
Reviewed On 10/27/2015 by Stephanie F
We hired Ultimate events for our wedding in October and could not have made a better decision. Seriously the best choice we made throughout the entire wedding planning process. Ultimate events may be a little pricey, but you get what you pay fo...
r. We have people from the wedding still saying it’s the best wedding they have ever been to. People continue to say “the DJ was awesome, he made the wedding perfect.” Having an amazing DJ is one of the most important factors in your wedding. Not only was he an excellent DJ for the day of the wedding but he was very prompt in answering any emails or text and made sure to address all my concerns for the big day. He offered to have in-person and telephone meetings whenever we needed in order to make us feel confident for the day of the wedding. Dean made the event flow so smoothly and his hilarious ice breaker games had the guest laughing hysterically. I am so grateful we went with Dean!!!
Reviewed On 8/05/2015 by Rebecca S
Dean is great! We origionally only booked for DJ services, but about 3 weeks before the wedding, my Fiance and I decided we wanted to add Uplighting to our package. And we are so glad we did. Dean made it all happen and our reception looked ama...
The music he played was perfect for our very diverse group of guests, and kept EVERYONE dancing all night. Especially myself and I. Dont. Dance.
Reviewed On 7/29/2015 by hillary W
DJ Dean at Ultimate Events is the best DJ around! Our first meeting lasted over 3 hours, the whole time talking and laughing. I felt so comfortable with him and trusted his every move during the planning of our reception. He has great ideas pla...
nned throughout the evening and was able to keep all of our guests engaged and laughing. We were told by so many guests afterwards that our wedding was one of the best weddings they had been to. I honestly believe his involvement in our wedding made it the fun night it was. He truly made our special day one that we will forever cherish.
Reviewed On 1/29/2015 by Samantha L
My husband and I got married January 3rd 2015 and had Dean as our DJ. We were referred to him by a couple we knew that had him at their wedding. Having Dean as our DJ was the best decision we made. He had the whole group entertained throughout...
the whole time. Dean went above and beyond what we were expecting. I loved that he was always available for us during the planning and would always find a convenient time for us to meet him. During the wedding we had so many comments about how amazing he was and we couldn't agree more! Dean is absolutely the best and I would recommend him to EVERYONE! Save your date with him NOW he will book up fast and was worth every dime!
Reviewed On 12/13/2014 by Jeni Z
Hiring Dean to DJ our wedding a few weeks ago was the BEST DECISION! Our wedding was SO_MUCH_FUN. I have never been to such a fun wedding, and I know I sound biased since I was the bride, but I have also never sought out a bride and groom at a ...
wedding to tell them, "THIS IS THE BEST WEDDING I HAVE EVER BEEN TO" and by the end of the night my husband and I lost track of how many people had told us that.
At the beginning of our wedding planning process, my husband and I sat down and tried to prioritize what was most important to us about our wedding day. We both agreed that the most important thing to us was for our guests to have a really fun time. We made that our number one goal, and then hashed out our budget accordingly. If having the most fun wedding ever is part of your wedding day vision, hiring Dean has to be a given. Our wedding was FLAWLESS from the ceremony music, to the toasts, to the GAMES (my face hurt from laughing so hard), to the card time capsules (best idea ever - thank you Dean!), to the spotlight dances, to the dance floor. Flawless. So fun. This guy was seriously put on this planet to make your wedding the best one ever. Few people ever end up as good at their jobs as Dean is. That's just a fact.
Reviewed On 12/09/2014 by Knottie203998
We had Dean Hall as our Wedding DJ on Oct. 5, 2014. He truly kept the party going from beginning to end. Every guest couldn't stop raving about how incredible he was. He exceeded our expectations by far, and created a perfect atmosphere that wa...
s fun and exciting the entire time. We are so happy that we had him for our special day. Dean is amazing at what he does and I promise you would love him too.
Danny and Jen Zavatsky
Reviewed On 8/15/2014 by Knottie15844574
Dean was amazing to work with! We had a small, intimate wedding at the French Estate in Orange, CA and wanted to hire someone who would keep the party going, involve all of our guest, and not be a cheesy DJ. By the end of the night, everyone wa...
s commenting on how great he was. I would highly recommend Ultimate Events to a friend and anyone who is planning a wedding.
Reviewed On 8/13/2014 by Sean G
DEAN IS THE BEST!!! He did an absolutely amazing job at our wedding and we could not have been more impressed with his work. He read the crowd so well and kept the crowd entertained and dancing the whole entire time! He evens does the wedding c...
oordinating during the event which was a huge help! He was there throughout the whole process answering any questions we had and was always available via email or phone. We even had last minute changes to our ceremony and he had no problems working with us and making everything happen that we wanted! He is simply the best and if you want to have the best DJ and wedding ever, hire Dean and Ultimate Events! I promise you, you won't regret it!!
Reviewed On 8/13/2014 by Taylor P
We couldn't be happier that we chose Dean as the DJ for our wedding. From the first phone conversation we had with him we knew he would do a great job. He is extremely enthusiastic, loves what he does and it shows.
Dean is very organized an...
d made all the planning easy on us, especially since we were planning a wedding from across the country. He was able to accommodate any request we had and made sure we were getting exactly what we wanted for our wedding day. He is full of great ideas to get guests energized and he tailored them to our taste.
The thing I loved the most about Dean is that he made sure we (the bride and groom) were having a great time. He did a fantastic job of communicating the plan not only to us but to the wedding party, parents, wedding venue and anyone else involved which we were appreciative of because it was one less thing we had to worry about. He kept our guests entertained all night from the ceremony straight through the last song.
We highly recommend Dean!
Reviewed On 4/08/2014 by Heidi G
Dean DJ'd my wedding in March and he completely wowed my guests with his talent and great sense of humor. He is super friendly and easy to work with,he's very attentive to detail, and is NEVER condescending- even with picky brides. Dean has ...
such a warm and upbeat air about him, he kept my brunch wedding reception light and flowing like I wanted, but still brought the party when it was time to hit the dance floor. He has really fun ideas to incorporate games to do centerpiece give-aways and can really bring a crowd together. Everybody loved him and I can't recommend him enough. Thank you for making our day Dean!
Reviewed On 1/26/2014 by Peggy W
We got married in July 2013 and hired Dean as our wedding DJ. Dean was the preferred vendor at our venue and we liked him right away after the phone interview. What we did not anticipate was the venue changing ownership after I put in a depos...
it; and I almost had to cancel Dean due to a different package that the venue promoted under new management. After a few discussions with Dean, he went ahead and negotiated with the venue for us and was able to work something out. We were fortunate to be able to keep Dean on board. Dean was so dedicated to meet our expectations, he did everything we had asked for and went above and beyond on our wedding day. All the guests loved Dean! I received (and am still receiving) compliments from wedding guests for Dean's performance. Dean is detail oriented, intelligent, and resourceful. Dean's price is not the least expensive one, but I believe you get what you pay for. If entertainment at your wedding or party is crucial to you, go with Dean! He will not disappoint you. Thanks Dean! :)
Reviewed On 10/29/2013 by Amanda S
Dean at Ultimate Events is the most AMAZING DJ I had ever heard!! HOLY COW!! Dean kept my whole party going and all my guests were engaged, laughing, dancing, socializing. I was very nervous how the very diverse crowd at my wedding would all in...
teract.. and he made everyone come out of their shells!! I was totally against "games" at the reception.. thinking it would be too much like a birthday party.. but he played games with everyone and my husband and I were able to make the rounds to each table.. (even after eating our dinner!) Its was beyond perfect. He was the most detailed of all my vendors.. and I am even sending him MORE of a tip!! THANK YOU DEAN!!!
Reviewed On 10/08/2013 by Jen C
Dean was awesome!!!!!!!! He was exactly what we wanted: fun, professional, organized, outgoing and kept the wedding moving perfectly along. He knew his stuff! We were so happy we picked him! I highly recommend Ultimate Events, they were awesome...
. When friends sent us photos from the wedding, we noticed Dean in the background of a few - he has a huge grin on his face in every photo and that is totally indicative of his personality!
Reviewed On 7/10/2013 by Marissa A
We received a referral to Dean Hall from our photographer, Scott Land. He highly recommended Dean Hall, so after reading wonderful 5/5 star reviews, we decided to book a meeting with Dean. Dean was so friendly, enthusiastic, and welcoming; we...
knew right away that he would create a fun, energetic atmosphere at our wedding. Dean Hall is not a standard wedding DJ who plays music and makes announcements. Dean Hall has a very special talent of entertaining. He is very sharp and witty and can create funny moments spontaneously either with words or music to fit the moment. Dean Hall thoroughly entertained the wedding guest with the games and icebreakers. He had the guest totally engaged, rolling in laughter, and having such a good time. We heard over and over from our guests that this was the best and most fun wedding reception they had been to. Dean created such a fun atmosphere that by the time it was time to dance, everyone was in the mood to get on the dance floor. He played a great variety of music that appealed to all age groups at the wedding. We also really enjoyed the mood set on the dance floor with the up-lighting he provided. Dean Hall is very organized and before the wedding he gave us forms to fill out for particular music selections and other information regarding our reception. He created a very organized timeline before the wedding for the entire reception. During the reception, Dean Hall was very good about communicating with us about the schedule and if there were any adjustments we would like to make. Because of his organization, we knew everything we wanted to have in our reception would be included in the time we had allowed. Throughout the whole wedding planning process, Dean Hall was very professional and easy to communicate with whether it was setting up a meeting, through email, or a phone call. He is well known in the DJ industry and it is no surprise that he has won several awards for his DJ talents. He is a true professional and will make your wedding day outstanding and something that you and your guest will continue to talk about long after the wedding just like he did for us.
Reviewed On 11/28/2012 by Kaety B
My husband knew of the lead DJ from a business group and wanted to take the business his way. At the initial meeting, we were told that the "#2" DJ would be at our event due to a calendar conflict, but that he was just as good as the lead guy. ...
We were told that they would have a "top of the line system" at the wedding and they brought a Bose system that would be ok for a small backyard affair, but is not at the standard I was expecting. The DJ used a wireless mic, but left the receiver inside so every time he walked outside, the mic cutout. He also only had one mic and there were several lulls in activity as the mic was being passed back and forth. My maiden name was mispronounced all night (after spending several hours going over pronunciation...and it's an easy last name).
Much of the feedback from guests was about his attitude throughout the evening and how it didn't mesh with the event. It was almost like he wanted to be the center of attention on our day.
The music he played was good, but he did a weird medley at the beginning of the dance time and the beats didn't always match up right.
Coming from a very musical family, I was highly disappointed in what I was told would be a "spectacular performance."
Reviewed On 8/09/2012 by Emily K
My daughter had her wedding on July 14, 2012. As you read through the other reviews, know that what they are saying about Dean is exactly true! My daughter's wedding did not have any alcoholic beverages, and we had several older guests. Dean's ...
creativity was absolutely astonishing! He made the wedding! He met with my daughter and her new husband (prior to the wedding) to make sure he knew how to pronounce all the names, and he wanted to "get a feel" for the type of crowd who would be attending the wedding. There were people in their 70s who simply could not stay seated because they were SO involved in the games Dean played with the crowd. It was a perfect mix of great music and WONDERFUL games to keep everyone entertained. He has a way of interacting with the guests that simply makes each person feel special! I heard many people say (and I am still hearing remarks almost a month later) how this was one of the best weddings they had ever attended, and it was due to Dean and the effort he put forth for this newlywed couple. If anyone ever asks me about weddings and they are in the Southern California area, I will tell them that they simply cannot have the wedding without hiring Dean! HE IS THE BEST!!! My daughter called during her honeymoon and said she and her husband attribute the success of their wedding to Dean!
Reviewed On 6/19/2012 by Allison Y
Our photographer recommended Dean to us. He was awesome!!! By the time the wedding reception was over, everyone was talking about how great the DJ was. He was so accommodating and entertaining the whole way. Loved his fun filled games and eve...
n got my whole family to dance the electric slide. Dean is great at what he does and I would totally recommend him for any event. He was a pleasure to have. Thank you Dean for making our wedding reception a great one! :)
Reviewed On 3/14/2012 by Miranda G
Just got married March 9, 2012 at the Garden Room in Garden Grove. Dean Hall was our DJ and we are so happy we chose him. He is very professional and energetic. He played all the music we wanted and really had our crowd laughing. :) He also pro...
vided our uplights and set them up really nice for us! we are so greatful and thankful for Dean and his staff's hard work! Thank you all! :) For you future brides and grooms! I would definitely go with Dean! He is Great! worth every penny!
Reviewed On 1/06/2012 by Michele G
Dean at Ultimate Events was absolutely fabulous for our New Year's Eve Wedding. He was so prepared and spent the time and effort to really get to know us before our wedding. He showed in everything that he did that he loves his job and was de...
termined to make it the funnest, most special day of our lives. He always returned our calls quickly and made our crazy schedules work into his to hold calls and a meeting before the wedding. On the wedding day, he showed up early, stayed late, brought more than we expected and was able to read the crowd the entire night to keep things going. He was the best DJ we ever could've asked for and is someone that we will keep in our lives and at the top of our list for every event needing a DJ in the future. I recommend Dean and hsi staff at Ultimate Events without any reservation whatsoever. They are the best and earned every penny.
Reviewed On 12/19/2011 by Anna L
Dean Hall did an amazing job at my Wedding last month, we got so many compliments from our guests what a fun and wonderful wedding it was and how Dean did should a good job keeping the energy up. He is worth every penny, you will not go wrong....
Thank you again Dean!
Reviewed On 10/23/2011 by Paul T
With a month or so to go before our wedding, my wife (fiancée at the time) and I were still looking for a DJ for our wedding and reception. Our choices were narrowed down to two. After meeting with both DJs, we had a difficult choice to make....
We were really impressed with Ultimate Events/DJ Dean Hall but the other DJ was significantly cheaper. In the end, we went Ultimate Events/Dean because we liked what they had to offer, and it was completely worth paying a little more for the added value and peace of mind that comes with an experienced, knowledgeable, and energetic DJ. Ultimate Events/Dean bring a lot to the table: professionalism; a good attitude; a people person; tons of experience; attention to details; a good grasp of what works and what might not (and he’s very honest/straightforward in this regard); seemingly endless energy; and fun. Because of these factors, we felt more comfortable working with Dean.
Dean had a lot to do with the success of our wedding and reception. With Dean’s input and execution, the ceremony was virtually flawless. The reception was just about perfect as well. Seeing it first hand, a good DJ for a wedding and/or reception is not just about playing music. Dean did a great job playing the right music at the right times and incorporating interactive games into our reception at the right times for the right purposes, which kept our guests entertained and the general mood upbeat. For example, to prevent chaotic stampedes to the buffet tables, Dean excused tables one-by-one by engaging the guests in a trivia game about our likes and dislikes – nice touch and very thoughtful.
I imagine it’s relatively easy to cater to a particular demographic like the twenty-somethings in the crowd and keep just them happy but at our reception everyone from the little ones to the elders and the shy or grumpy to the out-going were up out of their seats having fun. It takes a talented DJ to make that happen. Indeed, throughout the reception, several guests commented that ours was the best wedding they had ever been to, and much of the credit goes to Dean.
If you decide to go with Ultimate Events and Dean Hall to DJ your wedding/reception, you can be at ease knowing that you’re in good hands.
Reviewed On 4/01/2011 by bob m
Dean was the DJ at my daughter's recent wedding. He did an absolutely terrific job. Met with them beforehand to get lots of info and trivia on them and then used that info well throughout the evening to entertain our guests. Dean infused the...
info into games that tables participated at and also got everyone up out of their seats to have some fun and dance!! Multiple guests came up to me to say how great the wedding was and a few posts I have read after have said it was the best wedding they had EVER attended!! That is an amazing testomonial! If you're looking for a DJ that does it all, Dean is the one. Great music, great fun, did his homework, very personable and it was very important to him that our guests had a great and memorable experience. Thanks Dean!!
Reviewed On 1/12/2011 by Luc H
Ultimate Events did an amazing job at our wedding. My fiancee instantly knew that they were the company to go with, and it turned out to be a wonderful choice. Not only was all of the timing perfect, but the guests stayed incredibly entertain...
ed throughout the night! I can't tell you how many times I've received positive comments regarding our DJ. They were awesome!
Reviewed On 12/09/2010 by Jessica D
Dean was our wedding DJ and was awesome - people are still telling us how much fun they had.
When we first met him he had so many great ideas on how to keep the party moving - and proved to work wonders at the wedding. Everybody got involve...
d! Dean does so much more than just play music - he interacts with the crowd and keeps the party going. We appreciate his professionalism and for all his great ideas. There were a lot of things my husband and I didn't even think of and Dean covered all the bases.
If you need to find someone to keep your guests entertained, look no further. Dean will meet all your expectations for a fabulous party!
Reviewed On 10/13/2010 by Becky P
Dean was amazing. he kept everything flowing and played all the music we requested plus the perfect music that appealed to both my granparents and my firends. Everyone was dancing and having a great time. he was easy to get in touch with and...