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Based in the great state of Texas, Essen Entertainment is a wedding DJ/MC, Live Music, Photobooth, & Lighting company who has set itself apart as one of the TOP RATED WEDDING VENDORS in the state. Their mission is to make sure your wedding day is the BEST DAY OF YOUR LIFE! They focus on every detail, great and small, to make the planning process as worry-free and fun as possible.

This award-winning business is led by founder J.J. Essen. He has worked in the entertainment industry for more than three and a half decades and has performed at almost 1700 weddings, while his team has more than 100 years of combined experience. No matter the audience, he is beyond confident in the ability of him and his team to make your wedding fantastic in everyway!

Alongside a plethora of expertise, Essen Entertainment is committed and dedicate to providing the very best customer service possible. You will have unlimited access to them and they are here to assist you from beginning to end.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is included in the starting price?

Travel Expenses
Sound/PA System

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

Sound/PA System
Travel Expenses

What music genres do you specialize in?

Hip Hop
Top 40
South Asian

What services do you offer?

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

What additional equipment do you offer?

Flat Screen
Sound/PA System
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275 Reviews
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275 Reviews
Staci G. Married on 11/04/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The best night

DJ Koert has been nothing short of amazing! He reached out to us a few weeks before the wedding and helped us with our itinerary which gave us a piece of mind. He played all my must plays and didn't stray from our playlist. Everyone was on the dance floor and having a great time! Thank you so much DJ Koert and Essen Entertainment.
Julia A. Married on 10/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Shout out dj koert & essen entertainment!

Working with Essen Entertainment was by far one of the best decisions of our wedding day! From my initial conversation with JJ Essen, I knew we were in good hands. Our big day was held at some family property near Round Top, TX and we were assured that the travel and set up portion would be doable (I was VERY anxious about it). He connected me to DJ Koert Knights for our big day on October 7th. Koert was SO amiable, patient, kind and helpful throughout the entire planning process. He helped us organize and execute on all of our wedding playlists, even helping me custom mix my aisle song! A VERY talented DJ and fantastic investment towards the success of our party! My husband, planner, guests and I were so thrilled with his service and I hope we will meet again soon! Thank you again JJ & Koert!
Justin F. Married on 08/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

JJ is incredible!!

JJ was honestly incredible - I told him the night of that he was a 10 out of 5 and it couldn't be more true!! We personally had the most anxiety about selecting a DJ for our wedding as I've seen the music at weddings make or break the experience for everyone so we spent a lot of time trying to ensure we had the perfect DJ. JJ was absolutely that in all aspects! He personally took the time to work with us to make sure that the music selection was exactly what we were looking for, while sharing his experiences to help us craft the perfect wedding playlist. Whether you have a pretty set list of songs in mind or are looking for a DJ to take creative liberty, we cannot endorse JJ more. His ability to read the room/crowd was perfect as well, keeping the momentum going strong throughout the night - the dancefloor was packed the whole evening! We had multiple friends and family come up to us after the wedding saying that was the best music they've ever heard at a wedding and that's truly a testament to JJ's ability to read the room and his years of experience! Seriously, if you are looking for an amazing DJ for your wedding, don't overthink it - going with JJ is absolutely the right choice!
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Professional Network & Endorsements

3 Endorsements
Dispersion Photography Dispersion Photography Wedding Photographers

There are a lot of DJs out there, but very very few can compare to Essen Entertainment. JJ and his team always go the extra mile! His ability to combine live music with popular tunes and do special dedications is second to none! If we are asked about a DJ we always have one answer - Essen Entertainment! Look at his reviews, he constantly gets rave reviews from his clients. He is an awesome DJ and musician. If you need a DJ for any type of event – start with Essen, I doubt you’ll even look at anyone else.

Gina Schild Photography Gina Schild Photography Wedding Photographers

I have worked with JJ three times, and all three he was great! He gets on the mic, and gets people moving. He keeps the flow going, and as a photographer it makes my job easier because everyone is smiling!

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Essen Entertainment is absolutely amazing! If you are looking for something unique and memorable for your special day, Essen Entertainment can provide you with an incomparable experience with memories that will last a life time. In addition to offering talented DJs for your wedding music and production needs you also have an option of live musical performances. If you are a true romantic you have the option of having your love described through a customized song written just for you. J.J. is a remarkably gifted musician and poetic songwriter who is sure to make your wedding the most memorable night or your life.

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