AllStar Entertainment & UpLighting

AllStar Entertainment & UpLighting

Andover, MA
out of 5.0
421 Reviews
Quality of Service

When we started thinking about our wedding reception, we knew that music was extremely important to us. We had a specific vision in mind of what we wanted, and just as importantly, what we didn't want from our DJ. We were non-traditional with our approach to our wedding as a whole, and were not going to include what was "typical" of most wedding receptions (i.e. introduction of the couple, first dance, etc). We also wanted to create a high-energy, club-like experience for the dance portion of the evening.
We happened to find Ivy League DJs online when we Googled "non-traditional wedding DJs" or "non-cheesy Boston DJs" (something like that), and were intrigued by their website which described themselves as "professional DJs who flawlessly beat-mix cutting edge dance music with classic hits" and cater to couples who "don't want a traditional wedding DJ playing cliche music, initiating cheesy games or teaching line dances at your wedding." That described us perfectly! We listened to their mix samples that they had online and immediately contacted them for an appointment.
From our very first meeting with DJ James DiNanno, we felt a great connection. As we described our ideal wedding, we could see his excitement for our vision. Throughout the planning process, James took note of our ideas, while offering great advice & suggestions.
On the day of our wedding. James was extremely articulate & professional. When it came time for dancing, he far exceeded our expectations. The dance floor was never empty as he masterfully mixed current hits with some old-school rap with some of our disco favorites. The energy was incredible in the room all night! One of the most complimented parts of our wedding from our guests was the DJ! Quoting Ivy League Wedding's website, their goal is to "create a classy, fun reception filled with the music you both love, keeping everyone dancing until the very end... with no "cheese" factor!" -- and they delivered!

Services Used: DJ, Event Rentals & Photobooths
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The Bridal Center, 1 Main St. Suite 306, Andover, MA 01810

Where it's all about the bride!

  Recently engaged? Give us a ring! Boston's Top-Rated Wedding DJs & Uplighting Design, Photo Booths, Justice of the Peace, Ceremony Music & more. For a faster quote, let us know which services you need and where your wedding will be. Ask about our great package deals!  We specialize in packed dance floors, tasteful announcements and ... read more
  Recently engaged? Give us a ring! Boston's Top-Rated Wedding DJs & Uplighting Design, Photo Booths, Justice of the Peace, Ceremony Music & more. For a faster quote, let us know which services you need and where your wedding will be. Ask about our great package deals!  We specialize in packed dance floors, tasteful announcements and creating the best day of your life based on your vision and preferences.  

It takes time to find the right vendors!  Booking an award-winning DJ/MC, UpLighting Designer and Photo Booth from AllStar means a great package deal plus just one point of contact for all 3 services! Less running around!

Still looking for your wedding gown? a Justice of the Peace for your ceremony? tuxes? a great photographer? limo? chair covers? or florals?  Schedule a visit with AllStar Entertainment and add "one-stop wedding shopping" here in the Bridal Center (1 Main St. in Andover, MA): 9 top-rated businesses all in one convenient location!

The Bridal Center  1 Main Street  Andover, MA  

Call 978-470-4700 or email us ( to tell us about your wedding and arrange an informative consultation at your convenience. 

"My wife and I hired AllStar for DJ and Uplighting service for our wedding. The staff at AllStar in Andover was very responsive, courteous, and helped us pick out the right DJ for our wedding given our personalities and budget. Our DJ and our Lighting designer were both top notch, and we highly recommend them!!!  The wedding went great!"    Patrick and Yu-Ting 

AllStar DJs and Ivy League Wedding DJs

We have 2 different DJ divisions, for maximum flexibility in finding a perfect match for your DJ entertainment. Our DJs will help plan and organize your wedding with you in advance, then run the timeline as your master of ceremonies and coordinate all the other vendors at your reception so that everyone is on the same page. 

How do the 2 DJ divisions differ?

Our award-winning AllStar DJs typically perform a full variety of music for all generations including any traditional favorites that may be requested (provided they are not on your "DO NOT PLAY" list). The AllStar DJs are experienced, flexible, and accommodating to your guests, able to adapt their style anywhere from low-key to high-energy, based entirely on your wishes. The overall focus is keeping everyone in attendance entertained, having fun and dancing until the very end.

Our new "Ivy League Wedding DJs" offer a refreshingly different approach... articulate young MCs with minimal DJ chatter once the formal announcements are over; no games, cheesy line dances or cliche' overplayed "wedding music" EVER and a strong emphasis on contemporary, cutting-edge, beat-mixed dance music to keep the floor packed. If you have specific tastes in music they are happy to adapt to your needs. An ideal match for those who do not want a traditional "Wedding DJ".

Unlike some companies, you'll meet our office staff, owner and your DJ in person, before you even hire us.  The DJ you select and book is named on the contract and guaranteed in writing. He'll customize the music and formalities to your tastes, and our full-time office staff will be available every time you have a question or need our help, AllStar, it's all about the bride.


AllStar UpLighting at the Hyatt Regency Hotel    Cambridge, MA

Recent review:

"My fiance and I used AllStar Entertainment & UpLighting for our July wedding (Hyatt Regency in Cambridge shown above), and we could not have been happier. From Day 1, we were very impressed with the agency’s professionalism. Michael Edwards, the owner and veteran DJ, was extremely helpful and responsive; we had numerous phone calls with him to go over all the details and he was always very sincere, helpful, and easy to talk to.

On our wedding day, everything was perfect! Before the ceremony, our DJ (Brian McCarthy) coordinated with the hotel staff, our officiant ,and the live musicians that we had and confirmed that everyone was mic'd up appropriately and that all acoustics sounded right on key. He ensured that everything ran smoothly.

After a flawless ceremony, DJ Brian continued to impress everyone throughout the evening. He ensured that the bridal party and parents were all lined up in the correct order before we made our entrance into the ballroom. Everything was right on cue, and the timing and announcements of all our events flowed smoothly and perfectly as if the evening had been rehearsed hundreds of times!

As a veteran MC, DJ Brian McCarthy knew exactly what song to play by "feeling" the crowd's energy level. Also, he was very professional/respectful in playing the songs that we had requested on our "must play" list, and was mindful of not playing any songs on our "do not play" list.

Our uplighting technician, Casey Brown, also did an exceptional job. Casey’s work was stunning, and it enhanced our already breathtaking view of the Boston skyline. We had requested the lights change along with the music, and Casey was a champ in orchestrating such an awesome effect – subtle, yet noticeable.

This truly is an AllStar agency – my wife and I are extremely happy with the exceptional services provided. Worth every penny

Thanks again AllStar!"  

Brian and Den Bisema  July 14th    Hyatt Regency Hotel Cambridge



The Bridal Center's Justice of the Peace will help you craft a beautifully personalized ceremony, conduct your rehearsal, organize the details and then officiate at your on-site ceremony location. Free consultation.



AllStar Featured on National Television...

AllStar Entertainment & UpLighting were recently hired to plan, DJ and design the uplighting at a wedding featured on the Oprah Winfrey Network Reality TV Show, "Don't Tell the Bride" (Season 1, episode 8).  We are proud and honored to have been the only Boston-based entertainment agency selected for this nationally televised show.  The couple, Joe & Cristin recently had their first baby.  Congrats!!!

AllStar UpLighting

UpLighting, if done correctly, applies the right number of wireless LED uplighting fixtures to your venue to evenly wash the room in the color theme you desire.  From a simple, warm candle-like glow during your on-site ceremony to dramatic, sweeping color changes that add excitement to the dancing during your reception... we'll match your vision exactly. The lighting can be soft and subtle or bold and intense... it's all up to you and your vision.

You'll never see our DJs operating the uplighting... since we ALWAYS include a full-time professional lighting designer to help you plan the lighting in advance and then to attend your wedding for 5 hours to maintain and operate the uplighting by remote control.  You decide:  a) one elegant color theme all night, b) add pre-planned color changes for your special moments (upon your entrance, fist dance, cake cutting, parent dances etc)  c) back to constant original color theme after dinner, or d) exciting "live" color changes by the designer timed to the music to add energy to the dance floor.  We can even match the lights to match your dinner napkins, bridesmaids gowns or color swatches.  The choices are endless. See for yourself by making an office appointment to view a free demo of your wedding colors in our uplighting showroom.


Boston Seaport Hotel (below)

Call us for an appointment today!  978-470-4700

Good luck in your search...we've put lots more info and photos below...thanks again for considering AllStar Entertainment & UpLighting for your wedding day... it's the most important day of your life... and we'll treat it that way!

One former AllStar bride wrote:
"Amazing! The dance floor was packed the entire night! Hands down my favorite vendor. I couldn’t have asked for a more classy, fun & intelligent DJ!"
Amanda Nee/Dave Tramontozzi  Tewksbury CC


Here's a tent wedding at the Stevens Estate in North Andover.... just before our lighting designer arrived.

Here's what the guests arrived to see instead.... which look do you prefer? Perhaps a different color?

Same tent later that evening...


"Boy!! You blew away our expectations!! I have received so many compliments on our DJ selection. Phil's father actually fast-danced - UNHEARD OF! Michael, you are one of the first people I've worked with that surpassed all of their claims.  You really put my mind at ease because of how seriously you take each and every client's event and how much you love what you do.
Thanks you... loyal client for life."

Kara Mann * & Phil DelMonti.   

*All our brides are special, but that recent AllStar bride, Kara Mann is a celebrity... search Google or YouTube and watch her appearance on the "Today" show.

Tewksbury Country Club (fireplace & sweetheart table uplights plus pink ambiance uplights around the room)

UpLighting the entire room!


Check out for more examples or visit "AllStar UpLighting" on FACEBOOK.

Recently received:  
"Mike and I were amazed by how wonderful the night turned out because of you.. you were our top vendor! You did everything I asked just perfectly... your energy and enthusiasm stayed alive the entire night. You made the vision I had of my wedding day come to life, and you also really helped to calm my nerves by making yourself available, returning all of my calls & answering all of my questions. You really covered all of the bases. I would highly recommend you to everyone I know."

Sarah & Mike Picciolo (pictured below)

Contact us at 978-470-4700 to discuss your specific musical entertainment and uplighting preferences and ideas.  As soon as we know exactly what you want, we’ll gladly quote you a surprisingly affordable range of prices without any uncomfortable sales pressure.

AllStar... “Because it's all about the bride!"   

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Categories: DJ, Lighting & Decor, Ceremony Music, Event Rentals & Photobooths, Unique Services (Other)
Event Types: LGBTQ Weddings / Ceremonies
Established: 1990
Employees: 12
Accepts: Cash, Check, AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
Michael and all the DJ's at Allstar Entertainment are always my favorite people to work with. The parties are always a blast, the dance floors are constantly packed, they are always very professional with all the other vendors and they make sure that videographers (like me) and the photographers are always on the same page so we don't miss a thing. They're courteous, friendly, accommodating and I've never seen a couple come away experiencing anything less than the best party of their lives. Harborview Studios can't recommend their services enough. Hire them. You'll be happy you did.
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AllStar Entertainment & UpLighting is a wedding DJ, uplighting & photo booth company from Andover, MA. We service weddings throughout the local area, including greater Boston (MA weddings), Southern New Hampshire (NH), and Newport, Rhode Island (RI). AllStar Entertainment & UpLighting is a professional wedding entertainment and uplighting source that has been part of the Boston and New England wedding industry for over 20 years. We specialize in non-cheesy DJs, uplighting design, photo booths and Justice of the Peace services