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Based out of Wilmington, North Carolina, Active Entertainment takes delight in complementing weddings with memorable musical experiences. This accomplished business has been accompanying ceremonies and rocking receptions since 2000. Having performed on countless special occasions, owner Martin leads a stellar DJ team that adores seeing couples dancing to their favorite tracks. Dynamic and passionate about live performance, these professionals have the means to give your special day an unforgettable score.

Services Offered

Active Entertainment鈥檚 performers are willing to travel to events all over North Carolina. Featuring tunes from all manner of genres, their extensive song library is sure to impress you and your beloved. Whether you appreciate golden oldies or the latest top-50 hits, they will adapt their mix to suit your needs. A selection of event items is available, including microphones, projectors, uplighting, and a state-of-the-art PA system. Further services include:

  • Consultations
  • A one-event-per-day policy
  • MC duties
  • The creation of a do-not-play list

Frequently asked questions

What is the starting price for wedding DJ services?


What is included in the starting price?

Sound/PA System

What is the price of your most popular wedding package?


What is included in the price of your most popular wedding package?

Sound/PA System

What is the starting price for uplighting?


What music genres do you specialize in?

Hip Hop
Top 40

What services do you offer?

Bilingual MC
Do-Not-Play List
Liability Insurance
One Event Per Day

What additional equipment do you offer?

Flat Screen
Sound/PA System
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Reviews of Active DJ Entertainment

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Nicole Sent on 06/27/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Exceeded expectations

Martin from Active DJ was amazing! None of our guests (all 165 of them) wanted to get off the dance floor! It was packed and we actually had to get on the speaker to tell people where to go next after the reception because no one was leaving the floor LOL. He was a huge part of helping the timeline and event run smoothly. The speeches and dances couldn't have went better ! He was very helpful in the meetings before hand and was quick to answer though email when I had a question. Look no further - Martin from Active is IT!
Danlee Sent on 04/26/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Best DJ and Setup

DJ Martin from Active Entertainment truly exceeded our expectations at our wedding reception. His ability to pick and transition music seamlessly kept the energy high and the dance floor packed all night long. Martin expertly filtered song requests from guests, ensuring that our tastes were selected while maintaining the flow of the party.

Not only was Martin's music selection spot-on, but the setup he provided was also absolutely stunning. Guests are still talking about how fantastic the music was. Martin played a significant role in making our wedding day unforgettable, and we couldn't recommend him enough. If you want a DJ who will keep the party going and leave a lasting impression on your guests, look no further than DJ Martin from Active Entertainment.
Olivia Sent on 02/27/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Out of this world

Shawn was in fact out of this world! From our first conversations to the actual wedding day I trusted him to put on an amazing time for our wedding. I let him pick out the wedding playlist and he couldn鈥檛 have done a better job at feeling the room and playing a little bit of everything to keep everyone on the dance floor. All of my guests have been saying how great our dj was. I would recommend you go with Shawn if you are looking to have the best wedding night ever!
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Martin began DJing while in school at UNCW, where he earned a degree in English and went on to hold long-term residencies at some of Wilmington鈥檚 busiest nightclubs. Jay, the founder of Active, saw potential, brought Martin on, and after years of working together, developed well-placed trust in Martin to carry on the Active name into the next generation.

As a DJ, Martin loves his craft, and it shows when he is in the mix. He loves being able to seamlessly transition through music quickly, in order to build energy, to touch on multiple genres and decades, and to ultimately keep a crowd excited and moving on the dance floor.

Martin and his wife fell in love with Wilmington while in school here, and think it鈥檚 the perfect place to raise their daughter and build their life together. In his spare time, he enjoys exploring new places and listening to his ever-growing vinyl collection.


Jason, one of Wilmington鈥檚 most prolific DJs, founded Active Entertainment in 2000, and made it into one of the most sought-after DJ and event-hosting services in southeastern North Carolina. After nearly 20 years at the helm of Active DJ, Jay and his wife Tara purchased the Brooklyn Arts Center, one of Wilmington鈥檚 premier wedding venues, and decided that it was time to pass the torch to the next generation. Although Jay鈥檚 focus is on owning and operating the BAC, he鈥檚 remains involved as a mentor and an advisor, making sure the Active brand continues for another 20 years!


Since 1996, Charles has DJ鈥檇 for radio stations, bars, nightclubs, corporate events and weddings. That well-rounded, professional experience has helped him develop a unique style and sharp ability to read and entertain crowds. He鈥檚 now one of the most sought-after wedding DJs in southeastern North Carolina. Charles is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, where he received a bachelor鈥檚 degree in communications. He lives in Wilmington with his wife and two little girls.

Professional Network & Endorsements

33 Endorsements
Kickstand Events Kickstand Events Wedding Planners

Active DJ Entertainment is the top notch DJ company in Wilmington and surrounding areas. We trust their DJs more than any other. Their expertise, knowledge, and personalities bring the dance floor to life while staying on a timeline and keeping the party going! You won't be disappointed with any of the DJs from Active!

Design A Dream Events Design A Dream Events Wedding Planners

Active DJ Entertainment is always a joy to work with! They know how to set the tone for any event and keep the flow going all night long! They are always easy to work with, and for a planner that's very important. After all, we work hand in hand with the DJ throughout the entire event. Design A Dream Events would highly recommend Active DJ Entertainment to any client looking for a reputable DJ for their next event!

Kevin Martin Kevin Martin Wedding Officiants

Active DJ Entertainment is the best of the best in Southeastern NC and beyond with a stellar team of DJ's who listen to every couple's and their families' needs, and make a good time 'happen!'

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