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Caroline · Married on 10/28/2016
Eric did an outstanding job with our music selection, engaging with the audience and making sure our night was one we will never forget! They say music at your wedding reception is a make it or break it, Eric MADE it! He made sure our friends and family felt like his family. He made sure our music was up beat and would use his catchy phrases to draw the crowd. We can't say enough great things about our experience. If we have another reception, party, etc we know Eric will be our DJ. Hands down a fantastic night with so many fantastic memories. Our hearts are full!Sent on 12/08/2016
Rochelle · Married on 10/23/2016
While we were planning our wedding, we had every intention of meeting with multiple DJs to make sure we found one that felt like a perfect fit for our personalities and reception plans. Eric with All Around Raleigh turned out to be our first and last stop. By the end of our initial meeting, we felt more like friends than clients. Eric is sweet, courteous, down to earth, and laid back, and his experience and expertise is readily apparent. His familiarity with our reception space and their audio setup was a plus - with Eric you know that you are getting a DJ that has seen and done it all. It was very clear that his primary goal was to do whatever he could to provide a reception that worked in our (smaller) space while also being a blast for us and our guests, and Eric definitely delivered. In the time between booking and our big day, Eric was involved, responsive, and a pleasure to work with. He made working out our must-plays, don't-plays, and those tricky guest requests fun and stress-free, and he was always available for advice or assistance, whether it was related to music choices, timeline logistics, or wedding planning in general.Sent on 11/04/2016
On the big day, Eric's excitement was infectious, both for us and for our guests. Prior to the reception he made sure we had everything we needed, that he was on the same page with our vendors and coordinator, and that our wedding party was comfortable. He went the extra mile to get to know each of them and was very professional and personable with our guests. As the night went on, he chose a perfect balance of songs (while somehow managing to hit all of our must-plays and even the last-minute requests) and most of our guests spent the majority of the reception on the dance floor thanks to Eric's ability to keep the energy up and the party going, which is exactly what we had hoped for. Eric was hands down one of the best choices we made for our wedding day, and we highly recommend his services to anyone looking for a stellar DJ.
Alannah · Married on 10/08/2016
Michael is something special! He was such a pleasure to work with leading up to the wedding, he has such great ideas and insights that he always presents in a very friendly and approachable way, he is so kind and wonderful to be around, and above all else he is great at his job! We got married during Hurricane Matthew and the schedule got a little delayed. Michael ( and all of our other incredible vendors!) was kind enough to stay for an extra hour in order to ensure that we had a great party with tons of people on the dance floor. We are so grateful!Sent on 10/18/2016
Erika · Married on 09/24/2016
I was blown away by the services we received from Al at All Around DJ. He was so communicative and willing to work with us as frequently as necessary leading up to the big day in order to make sure our reception timeline was perfect. On the big day, he really went above and beyond, even asking us occasionally if he could get us anything to drink or if there was anything else we needed. He stuck to the schedule when needed, but was very flexible and communicative when we decided on the fly to make changes. My expectations for a wedding DJ were absolutely blown out of the water by him, and I'll be sure to be recommending him to all the future brides and grooms in my life!Sent on 09/20/2016
Anna · Married on 09/04/2016
Eric from All Around DJ was PHENOMENAL! From the day we met with him, we knew we wanted him to DJ our wedding. At our first meeting, he came with a theoretical schedule of events with timing, and patiently answered all our questions. From there, he was always available via phone or email to discuss any problems or questions that we had. He provided lovely music for the ceremony and made our reception so fun.Sent on 09/22/2016
At the reception, he was lively without being obnoxious, and kept the party going all night. He was always friendly, professional, and super helpful. We are SO happy we picked Eric to DJ our wedding, and highly recommend him! Thanks a ton, Eric!
Meghan · Married on 07/09/2016
Eric was so accommodating before and during the wedding, and he was instrumental to our planning process. We weren't very organized and didn't realize the photographers' timeline was slightly off from the venue's, and we wouldn't have realized it if Eric hadn't sent an email to all of the vendors. He was also very helpful to us planning our songs and ceremony remotely as we were out of state. He also kept the party going when many people left the dance floor. Eric was fun, professional, and organized, and he was a great DJ!Sent on 08/27/2016
Amanda · Married on 05/28/2016
Eric made our wedding the party we wanted!!! He knew when to play what type of music, got people out on the dance floor and helped make our night stress free. We also got the photo booth through Eric and are so glad we did! We have a hilarious book of memories as well as a digital copy of the pictures and Eric's playlist from the night. We could not have asked for a better DJ. Hands-down, choose Eric!Sent on 06/15/2016
Alison · Married on 05/21/2016
Eric is AMAZING! He gave us great song choices when we needed some help, played all the songs we wanted, gave us examples of timelines so we didn't have to come up with our own, and kept the dance floor full all night long!Sent on 03/04/2017
Julie · Married on 04/23/2016
I worked with All Around Raleigh DJ for our wedding on 4/23/2016 and they were excellent! I worked with Eric to set up payment and go over the contract, but Michael, our DJ, he was awesome. We met 2 times in person and we had one conference call. We probably would have met three times, but because of my finance's living situation (he was still in Columbia, SC!) Michael was able to confirm all of our details a few days before the wedding to calm our nerves. He played all the songs we liked and at the right moment. Everything was seamless. If I could do it again, I wouldn't change a thing! This is a fantastic and honest company. Thank you!Sent on 05/10/2016
Melanie · Married on 04/16/2016
We had the best experience with Al as our DJ! We used All Around Raleigh for both our ceremony and reception music, as well as photobooth rental for our wedding. Eric was super prompt in contacting us back and was VERY patient with us through the planning process.Sent on 05/04/2016
Our DJ, Al, was just as kind and easy to work with (even when we weren't)! He made time to chat with us on the phone multiple times as we planned our wedding long distance. He was also very flexible in meeting for walk-throughs, etc, as well as to chat about likes/dislikes in music when we were in town. He made sure we were all on the same page with the music (checking versions, length of songs, etc) , and timeline for the big day well before our wedding, making sure we were absolutely comfortable with everything along the way. He came early and prepared on wedding day giving himself plenty of time to get set up and situated well before guests arrived. He was also incredibly kind and welcoming to our guests; our photographers thought he might have been a friend of the family!
We, and our guests, also loved the photobooth! Mickey manned the photobooth and helped make sure guests could get enough copies of their pictures as well as one for our photo album. We really liked that we could add the photobooth on through All Around Raleigh as they were just so great to work with!
We can't say enough good things about Al, Mickey, Eric and All Around Raleigh and highly recommend them!
Catherine · Married on 04/16/2016
I believe that the success of a wedding is largely dependent on the performance of the vendors. All Around Raleigh DJ had a big part in making our event a success. We started planning the wedding over a year before the event and at that time reached out to several vendors, All Around Raleigh DJ being one of them. We then bought a house and got a little distracted from planning. Eric at All Around Raleigh DJ checked in frequently to see how plans were progressing and even offered his assistance with questions without ever being pushy. When we finally got around to signing a contract, he put us in touch with his DJ, Michael (as Eric was already booked). Michael was awesome to work with. He met us at a convenient location for us several times throughout the planning process. From the first meeting, we were confident in Michael's ability to make sure the music at our wedding was exactly what we envisioned. He was accommodating with our unusual song requests and was enthusiastic throughout the whole process. He was very responsive and helpful. During the event, he kept us on track with the timeline he planned out for us so that I didn't have to worry about the time - this was especially helpful because I did not have a wedding planner. The dance floor was full all night and he was able to assess the crowd and play music that would keep people dancing. I will recommend him and All Around Raleigh DJ to my friends and family. He and Eric were an absolute pleasure to work with!Sent on 05/13/2016
Scott · Married on 04/02/2016
My wife and I highly recommend Eric as your DJ. Music is a huge part of our relationship. In fact, I played guitar as she walked down the aisle. We wanted our musical influences to be layered throughout the ceremony, cocktail hour , dinner and our ultimate dance party. Eric was extremely helpful and receptive to our music selections. He crafted the perfect soundtrack for our wedding and then we had amazing dance music. He did a great job in asking us throughout the night if we were happy with the progression and he seamlessly took suggestions from the guests and mixed them into the mix. My wife and I were on the dance floor for the whole night except for two songs. It was more than what we had envisioned and Eric played a large role in that.Sent on 04/11/2016
User6585263 · 2+ years ago
We trusted Eric completely and he delivered, 200%. No glitches with ceremony tech stuff. Perfect volume of music all night. Packed dance floor all night from young to old. AND he was just a genuinely nice, fun guy to be running our wedding and I was glad that he was there having fun with our people. Don't think twice about going with this DJ company. True professionals and worth every cent!Sent on 04/11/2016
Jessica · Married on 12/27/2015
Eric was the best DJ a bride and groom could ask for! He made the party rock all night long! Not only is he great and what he does, he is also a super cool guy! I would highly recommend him to anyone!Sent on 01/14/2016
Andi · Married on 12/19/2015
I'm so glad we used All Around DJ for our wedding. Eric met with us to go over everything and then kept in communication with us via email. He made the process unbelievably easy and not stressful at all. He did both our ceremony and reception and everything was flawless. He provided mics for the service and even let the videographer hook into his equipment for the best possible sound. He did a phenomenal job with all our guests and they all loved every single song he played and are still saying how much fun they had. He also put up with our crazy guests and all their requests. :) Without a doubt he's the best person for the job!Sent on 12/22/2015
User6110384 · 2+ years ago
We originally hired Eric to be our DJ ( who we absolutely loved from our very first meeting). However, due to family emergency, he informed us about 3 weeks prior that he would be unable to DJ our wedding. He immediately put Michael onto our wedding. We were very nervous at first, but the moment we met Micheal, all our worries vanished. He was just as personable as Eric and seemed to enthusiastic and excited about our wedding. He offered suggestions and was very attentive to us through email, phone calls, and texts. Our guests had such an amazing time! We highly recommend All Around Raleigh DJ!!!Sent on 12/30/2015
Jessica · Married on 11/21/2015
Eric did such a great job at our wedding! He kept everyone dancing and made everything so fun! He is very responsive to emails and questions and genuinely wants to make sure that you're happy. Thank you Eric!Sent on 01/14/2016
Cathy · Married on 11/10/2015
Eric could not have been more professional to work with and put us at ease right away. Nothing rattled him; not even last minute changes!Sent on 12/23/2015
I would highly recommend Eric and All Around Raleigh DJ Company! They are the best!
One of the comments that I continue to hear regarding our wedding was how fantastic the music was!
User4803203 · 2+ years ago
Eric was amazing!!! He was so professional!! He played everything we love and asked for! He has a great personality! Wonderful experience and he helped make our night the best of our lives.Sent on 11/08/2015
Terri · Married on 10/24/2015
Thank you Eric for everything you and Michael did to make Meghan and Scott's wedding day perfect. We appreciate it more than you will ever know! Michael was awesome! The music he played was exactly what Meghan and Scott wanted. The lighting he put up was beautiful and he was SOOO helpful and calming when Meghan was freaking out the last couple of days. He was very responsive every time we had a question and he was professional and courteous at the reception. I will ALWAYS recommend All Around Raleigh DJ, when asked for a referral.Sent on 11/01/2015
Meghan · Married on 10/24/2015
Michael was our DJ and definitely the best! Thank you for all your hard work to make our reception the most memorable day of our lives!!! :) Thank you for your attention to detail and for taking care of us the entire night. I think everything went great and just wish we could've continued the night on and it not have had to end! I will most definitely keep you in mind for anything in the future that we may need your services for, and I'll definitely refer you to anyone I know of looking for a dj. Again, thank you so much. We feel like we made a friend out of you more than anything!Sent on 11/07/2015
User4653512 · 2+ years ago
Eric was AMAZING! He was the DJ for our wedding and not only was he fun but he kept our dance floor full the ENTIRE night! We even extended our reception since everyone was having so much fun. We HIGHLY recommend him for any event.Sent on 12/18/2015
Allison · Married on 10/10/2015
Eric, the owner, was the DJ for our wedding and we can't say enough positive things about him and our entire experience! Eric was recommended by Sarah Shumay (our wedding planner of Sweet Sarabell). Sarah and Eric have done a lot of weddings together, so we were expecting a pretty spectacular event with both of them--we were definitely not disappointed!Sent on 10/19/2015
Eric was easy to work with, super responsive, and very professional. He made awesome song recommendations, and even played a mixed track (which made it look like the DJ messed up the song) from my dad for our dance. He did the music for both our ceremony and our reception.
Eric and I planned nearly all the wedding music via email, which was really helpful for me with my busy job. He also offered for plenty of phone calls and to meet in person, but I was able to get exactly what I needed via email. I appreciated the ability to help me any way he could!
The day of the wedding was flawless. The music was perfectly executed and timed. I didn't notice anything except pure perfection and an amazing party--exactly what I wanted from a DJ! He even played my MOH's request twice because she missed it the first time, which was so nice!
Eric played a perfect mix of music and the crowd danced the entire reception. He gave me warnings when we were running out of time to fit in the garter and bouquet tosses. I kept getting pulled into conversations and not paying attention to time, but he was able to subtly ask me what I wanted to do throughout the night. I told him eventually to throw out the bouquet and garter tosses since the party was going so well, so he just played those songs as music to dance to instead. It worked perfectly!
Eric got really into the party, put on props from the photobooth (which he also provided), and danced around with people. He felt really engaged and we loved that! He worked flawlessly with Sarah and her team. I couldn't have asked for a more perfect DJ and would love to book him again!
Leslie · Married on 10/10/2015
Michael was our DJ, and I can't say enough nice things about him. First off, he made us feel so special from our very initial meeting. He took the time to ask us questions beyond music and really learn who we are. During the wedding, he read the group like a pro, and kept our dance floor packed. He acted not only as MC and DJ but also as a friend - especially to my nervous husband who was alone in a giant ballroom pre-wedding ceremony when he found Michael. Sincere and talented, we are so glad we found Michael.Sent on 10/24/2015
Brian · Married on 10/10/2015
Al was an amazing DJ and the best part of the wedding! We got so many compliments from the guests and he just made the whole process easy from start to finish. His enthusiasm made him and real pleasure to work with. I'd highly recommend All Around Raleigh DJ for anyone's wedding.Sent on 11/04/2015