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Essence Entertainment

Costa Mesa, CA View map
4.8 out of 5 rating
13 reviews
$1,175 Most Popular Price

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$1,175 Most Popular Price

Essence Entertainment Talent Agency has been the elite provider of live music and entertainment throughout Southern California for over 30 years. Owner & Executive Talent Manager, Mike Steffens, has experience on both sides of the curtain, which enables him to provide you with important perspectives and advice while selecting the music and entertainment for your event.

We are proud to feature the very finest professional Dance Bands, Disc Jockeys, Classical & Jazz Ensembles, Variety Acts, Theme Entertainment, and Entertainment Services (i.e., A/V, props, decor, photography, etc.) . Fully licensed, bonded, insured, and open six days each week to service you. Our full-time professional sales staff is uniquely qualified to help you in selecting the perfect entertainment for your function, and will assist in planning and designing your special event as well.

Due to our expertise in the entertainment field and our long list of satisfied clients, Essence Entertainment is a preferred vendor at all of Southern California's finest venues, including Ritz Carlton Hotels, St. Regis Resorts, Four Seasons Hotels, Hyatt Regency Hotels, Hilton Hotels, Marriott Hotels, and many of the finest Golf Resorts, Private Clubs and Social Venues.

Owner Mike Steffens says, "We are successful simply because we care about our clients and the quality of the talent we represent. Each event is an opportunity to see if we can exceed our customer's expectations. Our success is why we are the most referred entertainment agency in Southern California."

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Please don't hesitate to call Mike at (714) 979-8933 to brainstorm about your event or make an appointment to meet with him to discuss the options available to you!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the starting price for wedding DJ services?

$875

What is included in the starting price?

Consultation
MC
Microphones
Sound/PA System

What is the price of your most popular wedding package?

$1,175

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

Consultation
Sound/PA System
MC
Microphones

What is the starting price for uplighting?

$475

What music genres do you specialize in?

Christian
Club
Country
Electronic
Hip Hop
Indie
International
Jazz
Oldies
Pop
R&B/Soul
Rock
Top 40
South Asian

What services do you offer?

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

What additional equipment do you offer?

Disco Ball
Flat Screen
Microphones
Photobooth
Projector
Sound/PA System
Uplighting
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    Venessa Married on 10/18/2019
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    The band was awesome. They didn't take a lot of breaks and kept people out on the dance floor. They even learned a song that was important to my parents. If you want new age or hip hop this might not be the band for you. If you want music you can dance to, great sound, a group that knows how to keep the flow going, and an excellent singer, this is the band you are looking for!
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    Megan Married on 02/25/2018
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    I have to give so many thanks to Mike and Essence Entertainment. We hired Essence Entertainment for my Southern California wedding and music was my biggest worry at my wedding because my husband is Argentine and I was looking for the perfect blend of his music and the music I grew up with in the USA. I wanted the music to get all people on the dance floor no matter what country they were from. Mike heard my worries, paired us with a DJ, answered all the right questions and spoke confidently throughout the whole process that it just encouraged me to trust him to throw a great party.

    But the true professionalism of Essence Entertainment came through when three days before the wedding, our DJ had an emergency and Mike replaced the DJ and caught the new DJ up in 48 hours with everything we had been talking about for a year. The new DJ came to our venue, met with us the day before, nailed down all the details and the whole thing went perfectly.

    All of our guests came up to us afterwards and mentioned how much fun they had and the dance floor was full the entire night.

    Thank you to Mike for being so helpful throughout the planning and dealing with such a crazy last minute emergency so well!
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    Jennifer Married on 08/30/2014
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    SO CLASSY! For our wedding ceremony music, we used the harpist through Essence Entertainment. It was beyond elegant! I had debated on whether to use a DJ, partially because I was worried that the acoustics carried by the harp wouldn't be loud enough, and also because I wasn't sure how well "Cannon In D" would sound on harp strings alone. I googled it and listened to the acoustics online and it didn't sound half bad so I went with the harpist. I'm so glad I did! Acoustics were not an issue at all. The sound carried beautifully and it was truly very romantic. It tied the whole theme together! After the ceremony, the harpist continued playing through cocktail hour, which was the perfect segue into the reception, at which time the DJ took over. If you're looking for that perfect combo of class and elegance, the harpist is the way to go! Either way, we thoroughly enjoyed working with Essence Entertainment and highly recommend any of their services!
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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2011 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2010 Winner

Professional Network & Endorsements

3 Endorsements
The Waterfront Beach Resort, A Hilton Hotel The Waterfront Beach Resort, A Hilton Hotel Hotel Weddings

We love working with Essence Entertainment. The staff is full of personality and are professional. The right choice of entertainment on your special day makes all the difference setting the tone for your event, and you will have your expectations exceeded with Essence Entertainment!

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These guys have great customer service! They really know how to cater to you to make sure that they provide the exact service that you wanted. Great people.

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Mike and his team at Essence Entertainment have been on our vendor list for a number of years. They are professional and very helpful.

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355 Bristol Stree, Suite M Costa Mesa, 92626
7149798933
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