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We could not have asked for a better DJ/MC service! We were absolutely blown away by the service that Charizma provided us! They went above and beyond our expectations in every way, definitely one of the highlights of our Wedding! We worked closely with Marz to create a video montage in place of the Father/Daughter Dance, which turned out SPECTACULAR! Everyone was shocked with how he captured the bond and love that is shared between my father and myself. We also worked closely with Walt for our First Dance and he was also the MC for the Wedding. He was BEYOND AMAZING! He definitely got the energy level up and kept everyone dancing the entire night! Continuing to make sure that everyone was involved and happy was his specialty. We continue to hear compliments about our wedding, and everyone was specifically impressed/blown away with Walt and his amazing talents!!
Thank you so much Charizma for making our Wedding truly UNFORGETTABLE!!!!
Tiana & Nicolas,
Thank you the trust and confidence in creating your Father - Daughter video. I wanted to truly highlight your love for your father in a way that all who watched would understand. I'm so happy that we achieved that. I know you were a bundle of nerves for the video shoot and the dance lesson only because it meant so much to you two. Nicolas never took his eyes off of you during the session. I and Walt care deeply about being great for our clients. Thank you again for sharing your wedding day. I, Walt and the Charizma team wish you love, health and happiness.
From our hearts,
My wife Elizabeth and I hired Charizma for our wedding reception in Glencoe, IL. Mars kept our guests of all ages engaged in the entertainment. The dance floor was always full with smiling faces. Mars far exceeded our expectations and we would recommend Charizma without hesitation.
Richard, outdoor weddings are always fun, but when you have a cape cod feel great food, and an amazing couple, it's hard not to have a great time. Thank you for the kind words. You and Liz are the bees knees. -Marz
Our wedding was on August 29th, 2015. We had decided on a dj vs a band, for personal preference. I had been using theknot.com, weddingwire.com, and yelp.com to find wedding vendors. I look to reviews as a base for deciding on vendors. I found Charizma on these various sites. Charizma had amazing reviews, so we decided to meet with the djs. I had spoken with Marz, and he told me he would have Walt available for our day. So we met with Walt and immediately felt comfortable with him. He's super personable, relaxed, natural. We booked him then and there. We decided on a package where Walt would be the MC (entertainer), and we had a separate DJ taking care of the music.I told him I was going to need a mix of Polish and Italian music, and we sat down together to get it all taken care of. At first, I was nervous as to how Walt was going to mix in the Polish and Italian music - well, Walt killed it! Our dance floor was PACKED. I mean, PACKED, all the way to 1 am. Our party would not have been the same without Walt. My uncles who never dance at weddings, were dancing! Everyone was raving about the dj. I can't even really put into words how great Walt and the dj delivered... you would just need to be understand. He transitioned between the English, Polish, and Italian PERFECTLY. He got involved in the crowd, engaged with our guests, but wasn't pushy with guests who didn't want to get up. His energy MADE people want to get up. He thought of personalized songs and plans for songs to really honor me and my husband. If you want a true PARTY for your wedding, Charizma is the only way to go. People still talk about our dj and how amazing he was. We've had a lot of people tell us that our wedding was the best they've ever attended, and we can't help but think the same. :) THANK YOU SO MUCH WALT!!! Because of you, our wedding is unforgettable. My words aren't even doing you justice... you truly are doing what you are meant to do!
Caroline, you and Tony have some of the most amazing family and friends. It was such a pleasure getting to know the two of you and being able to celebrate the all around awesome that you are on your wedding day. Thanks for picking me. I'm working on my Polish and Italian as we speak. Grazie Mille!
Walt was amazing. He kept everyone involved and even came out personally to find the groom and myself to get us on the dance floor! the atmosphere was inspiring and having Walt announcing and staging songs made it that much more special. His introductions for special songs and speeches are quite unique and down right awesome!
Noelle, Thank you so much for the kind words. Your family and friends were an absolute blast. I had the time of my life dancing with you all. Have a memorable Honeymoon!
Working with Charizma was a great experience! The music and our Emcee Arianna was one of the most complimented things about the night from guests. Everything flowed perfectly, every song we requested was played and Arianna helped get guests get on the dance floor and stay on the dance floor! No one sat the entire wedding after dinner! Everyone was dancing!
From our first meeting in March, to the day of the wedding, Charizma took great care of us. I would definitely recommend the company and Arianna for future weddings and events around the Chicago area. Simply amazing!
Thank you for your generous review. I am very lucky and honored to have been a part of your Special day. Working with clients like you put a smile on my face and make my job easy!
Honestly, we couldn't have asked for a better DJ in Walt. While he followed exactly what we asked for, he added his own flare, games, etc. to make everyone at our reception have an absolute BLAST. I am still receiving compliments. He played the hits, he played oldies, he played all of our requests; you can't get any better than that! We also used their photo booth option and loved having that little memory of all of our guests.
I really truly believe this company is the best there is for the Northwest Suburbs of Illinois. They were recommended to us by friends and I will continue to recommend them each time we are asked who our DJ was. Great job, Charizma, and thank you SO much, Walt!
I enjoyed sharing your special day with you. Thank you for allowing me to see the love you and Clifton share, I can only wish to be as enamored with my bride as Clifton is with you. Wishing you both the best.
The whole selection process went very smoothly and was handled professionally from the first inquiry to the end. Being long distance in our planning stages, there was a some trepidation on calling unknown sources but my concerns were put to rest in short order. In our initial meeting with Walt the DJ, I sensed his professionalism and knew things would turn out okay but that is a gross understatement. From the beginning of the reception, Walt read the room perfectly and everyone had a fantastically great time. Being a little older and having a group of wide aged guests Walt played something for everyone and one guest even commented, "I didn't know I was going to get a dance lesson!" Every guest commented on the music/entertainment and wondered where did we get this great guy. Along with Walt doing the emceeing was a professional sound man and the evening turned out flawless. Thanks again and if we're ever needing entertainment in the Chicago area we'll call. Sincerely, Mark and Mary Pat Bertacchi
Mark and Mary Pat,
I am honored to have been a part of something that was a long time in the making. I was so happy to see you on the dance floor a lot more than you thought you would be! I hope to meet again soon. May you both enjoy this beautiful next chapter of your life together.
Where do I even begin? Marz and Charizma entertainment went above and beyond my expectations for our wedding reception! One of the things I told Marz when I called for a consultation was "I want our guests to have the time of their life" and that is exactly what happened. From the first phone call with him to the end of our reception, Marz was amazing and he delivered on every promise. Our guests had so much fun. We had so many people come up and tell us that it was the absolute best wedding they'd ever been to. The Charizma crew kept our guests engaged from the very first song played and our dance floor was packed ALL NIGHT!! Marz is the absolute best and I would HIGHLY recommend him and Charizma to anyone. I can't even begin to thank Marz and his crew enough for making our wedding reception so AMAZING!!!
Walt at Charizma was hands down the best DJ I have ever seen. I have been to a ton of weddings and I was always looking out for the perfect DJ to do my wedding and I discovered Walt at a friends wedding and I knew right off the bat that he was a perfect fit. He made the wedding an amazing party and made sure everyone in the room was having a great time. At our wedding, he was amazing!!! I got so many compliments on how awesome he was. You are guaranteed to have an awesome time if Walt is there!
Thank you for the kind words. I told you from the beginning that I would take care of you. I'm glad I was able to deliver on my promise. My favorite part was when your bridesmaids interrupted the groomsmen's serenade to you with one of their own. I hope that's a tradition that continues and I would love to be there to see it. I wish both nothing but the best and a long and happy marriage.
There are no words to describe my experience with Marz and Charizma Entertainment except, AMAZING! When I first saw Marz MC at a wedding expo in Gurnee back in early 2014, I knew he was good. My fiance and I happened to book our wedding with a venue that Marz frequently worked with and when we went to that venues tasting, we were amazed that Marz was the MC/DJ there since the tasting was set up as a mock wedding for everyone that booked with that venue. Months before the wedding, Marz and his staff were so accommodating and were always on top of things. From listening to what exactly my fiance and I wanted for our reception, to making a mix for my father/daughter dance and for understanding that I had forgotten a couple names for our wedding parties introduction, Marz calmed me down and said "theres no wrong way, just your way. We got this!" Marz delivered and I could not be happier. He hyped up the crowd and involved all of our guest. The dance floor was not empty all night! I loved it! Ive been to weddings where people do not dance and the dance floor is empty half the time and I was afraid of my wedding turning out like that. IT DIDNT! People were dancing nonstop! Marz your energy is contagious and you have an amazing gift with what you do! Thank you sooooo much from the bottom of my heart for making mine and Brians wedding so memorable. We received so many compliments about our DJ. Thank you so much Marz and Charizma Entertainment! -Brian & KC-
KC & Brian,
I want thank you for being such a fun couple to work with. I know you've had a lot on your plate and I just wanted you to get to a place where you could just be a happy bride. Your dad's speak, the song from your cousin, and Brian's garter dance will forever be in my memories.
I wish happiness and good health for you and your family. All celebrations should be like your wedding. Your were in the moment and the moment did not disappoint you. Thank you for choosing Charizma and believe in me.
P.S. I dance so much I split my pants :-)
I had Walt as my DJ for my wedding and he was absolutely FANTASTIC. I met him at a bridal show and we instantly hit it off. He even gave me his personal cell number in case I needed to get a hold of him for any reason. He went out of his way to coordinate schedules with my reception vendor to be sure that all parties were on the same page.
I got endless compliments after the reception on how great Walt was. We had a pretty mixed crowd for our reception and Walt did a fantastic job reading the room and getting everyone to dance and enjoy themselves. Not a single person was left in their seats!
Let me tell you about Walt. Walt is not only the most phenomenal wedding entertainer I have ever had the pleasure of witnessing, but also a beautiful man. When I arrived at the reception, my eyes landed on Walt and I was instantly furious that I was no longer the best looking man in the room, but Walt has a gift for winning people over. His style, his personality, dare I say...his charisma. It wasn't long before I went from feelings of jealousy to being honored to be in his presence. He had the entire reception under control, made sure the evening went off without a hitch, and knew exactly how to keep the dance floor bumping the entire night. If anyone managed to get lucky with one of the bridesmaids, there is no doubt it was thanks to Walt and the great atmosphere he created. The bride told me when she was shopping around for D.J.s that meeting Walt was love at first sight and choosing him was the easiest decision she made regarding the wedding and it was obvious to anyone at that reception why. I knew I had to write a review. It would be a crime against humanity for me not to inform everyone I can about Walt. My entire life has been leading up to this moment. I was born to write about Walt. I am also hoping he sees this and leaves me his phone number, because damn. I used to think I was straight until I met Walt. Now I'm not so sure. This wasn't my wedding, but you better believe if I ever find a woman who can tame this stallion, Walt will be there. In fact, I want Walt to start parties and announce me every time I walk in a room. If I have a successful bowel movement, I want Walt to kick off the Electric Slide. If I should die from lack of oxygen thanks to Walt leaving me breathless, I want him to D.J. my funeral. I don't know what else to say. If you are still not convinced Walt can make your reception one everybody will remember, then I'm shocked you were able to find someone to agree to marry you in the first place.
Marz totally made our Daughter's Wedding a huge success and our event would not have been the same without him. Our guests are still talking about him!
Marz and our family have known each other for 18 years as he was the DJ for our family celebrations going back to 1997. When we decided to have our wedding music at Spiaggia be performed by a DJ, my young adult children said of course you will call Marz. He is the best. And he was. The simplest helpful feedback would be to say on behalf of Maggie and Martin that we would not change a thing that he brought to the evening, from elegant up-lighting to enhance the beauty of Spiaggia that was flowered by Natural Beauties to his actions as Master of Ceremonies, down to the introductions of the groom, the best men, and the brides family. He worked tirelessly for 6 hours with an artistic flair and the flow of great music only saved for people who are the best. He integrated an electric violinist into some of his sets as though they had worked together forever, having only played together recently. ONWARD TO THE NEXT MOMENTOUS EVENT IN OUR FAMILY MARZ...
It is so hard to put into words on how phenomenal this crew is with their services. I literally knew the day I walked in for my first consultation that they were perfect and going to make my wedding day miraculous. The uplighting was done perfectly as well. Marz is so amazing at what he does. We started planning for my wedding only three months in advance- and they were so flexible with making it all happen. Marz is so sincere and one of a kind. He helped me through the extra stress I had and planned out my day perfectly with having the difficulties doing a dad and a step dad dance. They are absolutely flexible and there for you through every step of your planning till your wedding day. He did my ceremony music, which turned out perfect and beautiful. When it came to my reception- wine got spilt on my dress and thanks to Marz he distracted everyone in the whole entire room by getting them off their feet, dancing while I was fixing myself up. Not one person noticed or even knew I was gone for a second. Every single person in the room the whole night was on the dance floor, on their chairs and having a blast. This crew made my wedding night one to remember and every single one of my guests said this was the best wedding they have ever been to- and it would not have been so amazing without this crew. Everyone loved them and I couldn’t be more thankful for choosing them to be my DJ and Photo Booth service for my special day
DJ Marz was absolutely incredible!! Throughout the entire time we were working with Charizma Entertainment, we experienced nothing but friend professional people. We met with Marz once to talk about songs we wanted for the major parts of the wedding, and from that single meeting Marz ran with our music taste and nailed every aspect of not only the music, but also the atmosphere and energy we wanted throughout the entire night. Not once did we ever have to worry about the music for our wedding. Marz and his assistant accommodated not only all of our guests requests, but also my wife and I's request to set up a guitar and microphone to that we could have someone play a couple songs during the night. I have, and will continue to recommend DJ Marz and Charizma Entertainment to anyone who needs this type of service. They helped us have a truly amazing night.
Katie and Zach
Can't thank you enough for a great after Thanksgiving experience. I love making my clients happy. The live version of American Pie was spot on. To watch your family and friends singing at the top of their lungs can I say " Magical". I promised that you and Katie would have a great time and I was determined to deliver that. By your kind words Charizma and I nailed it. I wish you success in your life and marriage. I look forward to seeing you two again at one of your friends wedding receptions. Like I always say " What ever you do in life do it with passion"
Much love and blessing