64 Reviews for Apogee Events - DJ & Photo Booth
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Zach did an incredible job at our weddings. Highly recommended. Every guest thought the same thing too!
Zach was very professional and did a great job all around. Very easy to work with. I highly recommend him.
Apogee was a large disappointment. After we put our deposit down they were extremely hard to get a hold of. I called them for weeks trying to get our final bill. I called every number I could, emailed several different people and finally they responded to a face book message. When I finally received the invoice, they “accidentally” added an extra $100. I sent them a detailed email of what I wanted and what I expected. Our DJ sent me a text 2 days before the wedding and said he wasn’t doing well and he just found out about our wedding. He didn’t know anything about our wedding including where it was. I resent all of the information and instructed him to be there by 3 set up. He showed up at 3:50 and asked a lot of questions that I covered in my email to him. He clearly did not read any of my emails and was very unprofessional. His energy was very flat and he very obviously did not want to be there. His song selection was terrible and struggled to keep anyone interested. One person requested a specific song and he chose the electronic techno version. A few people requested slow songs to dance to but he wouldn’t play anything until I requested a slow song. He announced the song was going to be a slower one and finally everyone got up to dance. There was a long awkward pause until I had to turn around and tell him to hit play. His song selection was Sweet Caroline and everyone tried to slow dance to it. It was awkward to say the least and and shortly after that, everyone started to leave. With all of the great reviews Apogee has online, I was very disappointed with all of the complaints we got from guests. They were scheduled to play until 10:30 and when the time was up, he unplugged the equipment and went home. He didn’t even finish the last song. I tried to call the owner a dozen times and sent him 10 emails but he doesn’t answer his phone. He sent me 1 email and was apologetic and said he was very unprofessional but wouldn’t give me a refund.
I am disappointed to hear all of this. I believe both could have done a better job about communicating what we needed, and this is where the breakdown occurred. On our end, we are only as good as the information we receive so we don’t go in blind and should have pressed harder to get the information. At the time of booking, we give an online planner, the DJs direct contact info, along with a handout that stresses we will be lost without certain information and cannot do our jobs well without it. We did not receive the info or any music and the expected quality suffered.
There was an invoice sent over for an additional $100 and a few minutes later was cancelled and a new one was resent. Kevin was not charged an incorrectly and I can produce invoices and contracts to show this.
I (Zach) was out of the office the Mon & Tue before this wedding. I could have put an away message and often do but I did not this time and should have. Their DJ was not contacted, only me. We had many questions after the one email with a little info and is why the DJ followed up with the questions which seem to be upsetting. We want to do the best we can, so we do ask questions.
We were set to play from 5:30-10:30, and were not late. Our DJ program time stamps everything and the first song was played at 4:56, more than 30 minutes early. I am happy to show these time stamps to anyone that asks. The last dance song ended at 10:31. We do begin to pack up after the long song. I don't know why this would be an issue? It is worth noting that the DJ was instructed by the venue that the guests were cut off and music must stop at 10:30.
DJ and I had a conversation about the text message about his personal life loss. Weddings are a reason to celebrate and we are there to bring a great party. The text message about not doing well served no purpose except to question his abilities on the day of and didn’t inspire confidence. I do understand this complaint.
Want to know the best part of our wedding, besides getting married, of course?! Watching my best friends take photo booth pictures with my mom, friends flip their kids upside down as their picture is snapped, and feeding cake to my new husband in the booth! Not only was the booth the hit of the night but the booth coordinator was so nice and helpfulness ul! She helped friends paste their pictures into our guestbook! I will definitely use Zach and his crew again!!
Zach & Apogee Events did an outstanding job as the DJ at our wedding this weekend! I will definitely recommend him to everyone! He was super professional and easy to work with and the Photo booth than he provided was a huge hit at our wedding!
Allen was our DJ at Edgefield for our wedding. He arrived early and was extremely passionate, accommodating and knowledgeable. He worked well with the musicians and was able to set up for the ceremony ahead of schedule. He played everything we wanted and created a really fun environment on the dance floor. We enjoyed working with him and would highly recommend her for any special occasion.
I very highly recommend Zach. He was WONDERFUL for my backyard wedding. His online planning tools made it so easy to plan ahead, and all of our music selections were played without a hitch. He is extremely responsive, even during the crazy bride planning period. He kept things moving throughout the evening efficiently and smoothly and he worked very closely with the photographers and coordinators. My photographer has done MANY weddings and she recently told me that Zach is the best DJ she's ever worked with. His uplighting was beautiful, his equipment was top notch, and the photo booth was SO MUCH FUN. I very highly recommend Zach for any event. You won't regret it!!
Zach recently DJed at our wedding this last weekend. He was great! Professional, fun, and had a calming presence. He worked with our timeline, kept great communication and knew all the music to get our crowd up and dancing. Couldn't be happier with Apogee!
We hired apogee events to handle the DJ/Emcee duties for our wedding, and Allen did a phenomenal job! I can't begin to say enough good things about our experience with Apogee, and with Allen. They were very responsive to my questions and requests, and everything went so smoothly the day of. I have received so many compliments about Allen and the great job that he did! He took requests and kept our guests entertained/dancing the entire time. He gave us one amazing dance party! Everyone had a great time thanks to him! I highly recommend Apogee Events.
Zach is a professional and I can't tell you how valuable it is to have confidence in this aspect of wedding planning. It was easy to use his online system and easy to communicate everything I wanted. We changed where our cocktail hour would take place the night before the wedding and he was able to bring a second sound system to accommodate. We had such an amazing dance party, he stayed an extra hour to keep the party going. Truly exceptional.
Loved working with Apogee Events. They provided our photobooth, and all of our guests had a BLAST with it. They were very flexible and responsive during planning and I would highly recommend them for your event!
What I loved most about Apogee Events is their service, responsiveness, and flexibility! The DJ truly cared about making us happy and he played exactly what we asked for. Our wedding was multicultural and Apogee was willing to be flexible and play everything from Spanish music, Jewish Music, African Songs, and even 90's Hip Hop & Pop throwbacks. The photo booth was so much fun for our guests and Apogee was completely flexible and easy going when I requested to bring my own photo booth props. They also allowed us to cram 30 people in the photo booth and never made a fuss about it. They made me feel so special and listened to. I was one of those annoying brides that made new music requests after every song, but the DJ was an amazing sport and went along with any new requests I threw at him! The music absolutely made my wedding day everything I wished for and I can't imagine working with anyone else! Your wedding day will be so much better if you have amazing service and vendors that you get along with so please Book with Apogee Events. They have the best attitude and I guarantee that they will work with any of your requests!
Zach was amazing! He was so accomodating and responsive during the planning process. Made everything very easy before and during the wedding. He was so professional, organized , and kind the day of. Everyone was very impressed and he did everything we wanted. I would highly recommend him for any event, especially weddings.
Zach and team were amazing to work with! He was the DJ at my best friend's wedding and when we got engaged we knew we wanted him at ours and he was the first vendor we booked. The online system makes it so easy to make sure they have all the music and with the schedule everything went completely smooth, Zach was always incredibly easy to get ahold of and helped answer all of my questions. We didn't have a day of coordinator and with Zach's organization we didn't need one, he kept things moving and people on the dance floor all night long! The photo booth was so much fun and we are so happy we added it. The book is incredible to look at later and the attendant was equally as fun, he even jumped in for a couple photos with family. I would recommend their services to anyone looking to book a wedding DJ, there aren't enough words to explain how happy we were with Zach and team!
Zach was absolutely great! He was so easy to work with, he responded to all of my
Questions in a very timely manner. I really enjoyed using the online planning tool, that helped tremendously and was very user friendly. We purchased the package that included a wedding coordinator, and she rocked! Meagan was on top of everything and had an answer before I even asked the question. I also should mention, EVERYONE was dancing at our wedding, Zach was great with music choice. I highlt recommend Apogee events!
Apogee provided 8 hours of service for us which included both a ceremony and reception setup. Allen was very easy to work with and was able to make everything flow very easily. I wasn't a huge fan of the online tool since I had organized everything in excel format, but it was nice to see what songs they have available and how many special requests you could make. Overall, we were very happy with the services provided and would recommend Apogee in a heartbeat.
Se hired them for our wedding and they did an excellent job throughout the whole process. From the initial meeting, my husband and I like them right away because they didn't mind coming in to meet us on the weekend (since we live far away), and took time to show us the different services that come with each package to help us choose what is best for our accommodation. After the initial meeting, Zach who is the owner kept in touch with me and responded quickly to all my questions and needs. They really try their best to make the process fun, personal and easy for us by letting us pick out theme colors, choosing and organizing our playlist/program online, and even paying online through a secured and convenient portal. When it was time for the big day, they were on time and they truly completed my vision with the beautiful up lighting. They were very professional and flexible with our crazy schedule changes, always responding to whatever request I have with a big smile. It was definitely worth it and I would recommend them for anyone looking for an excellent service at an affordable price for your event.
Allen was our DJ for my wedding this weekend. He had so much energy and knew what needed to happen, made great suggestions, checked things with me. Our music choices were generally rap centered because we wanted to dance, but he was even nice to my dad and played the occasional country song, and also facilitated our fairly obscure music tastes. He knew we were having a fun time and did a great job of egging it on. Apogee events also had this great online music picker where you basically tell them what is happening and what you want them to do. It was super fun to pick out songs that way, and also made you think about the wedding day. He even picked out a first dance song because I had forgotten to. Good Job!
Zach was pretty much the best wedding DJ anyone could hope for. He kept our timeline on track and made sure we had everything we needed. When planning a wedding you usually focus on the larger things and forget about the small stuff. This is where Zach saved the day. After entering the ceremony before our buffet dinner was served, Zach went to the buffet line first and filled out plates to the brim with food. If he hadn’t done that, I’m pretty sure we wouldn’t of had a chance to eat. He made sure we were happy the entire time. I really can’t thank him enough for everything he did. We utilized the up lighting and HD video package, and I’m still blown away at how our ventured looked. I highly recommend Zach for any event.
Zach from Apogee Events did such a fantastic job with our wedding. We used his services for a DJ and photobooth. He's so easy to work with and helpful ft the begin of the planning process to the day of the event. His online planning forum made selecting our music so much easier. As a full time event coordinator, I work with a lot of vendors but Apogee Events is always the DJ service I recommend to my clients. Thanks so much Zach!
Zach is an old friend so I immediately went to him for Apogees services. I was immediately impressed with everything Apogee had to offer. The website is clear and specific and allows you to outline your wedding to the minute with your music and activities. Our wedding ended earlier then we had planned due to it being a week night and Zach stayed till the scheduled time, providing music and lights to all who were cleaning up! Very professional the entire day despite normal wedding day hiccups! I recommend them to all my friends.
Zach was very helpful, calming, and assuring! We loved working with Apogee and everyone LOVED our photo booth! I would DEFINITELY use Apogee again for my next Portland event! My only suggestion would be to make sure guests know about the photo album if there is one... many of our guests didn't sign it because they didn't know about it. Bummer!
Event - Prom:
Right from the get-go I could tell that this business would provide great services. My first phone call was with Zach. He was an extremely kind, easy to talk to, understanding and experienced individual. He made all negotiations easy and answered all of my questions. Regardless of the how many things I had to run through administration before getting the contract signed, Zach was patient and willing to deal with the situation. He never suggested to buy the more expensive DJ & Lights package because he recognized that it was unnecessary, he truly helped me pick what was right for the amount of people.
The event itself was amazing. The goal of our Prom committee was to hold an unforgettable dance and I can honestly say that it was achieved. We could not have done it without Zach as well as Josh, the DJ Apogee events provided us with. He was very engaging over the microphone as he would offer money to those who could show off the best moves etc. Not only that, he took direct requests and played dance music for almost the whole dance.
The only suggestion I have after working with Apogee events is to tell the DJs not to remix or extend most songs. Besides that minor thing, Apogee is the best out there and I strongly recommend going to them for any occasion. Thank you again Zach and Josh!
-CVHS Prom Committee
Zach with Apogee was amazing! He was very professional, helpful and great to work with. He definitely went above and beyond his "job" and helped make sure our wedding went as smooth as possible and more importantly, made sure it was just the way we wanted it! We had multiple guests comment on his fantastic job! We would highly recommend this company to anyone looking for a DJ and Photo Booth! Thank you Zach!!
Zach was definitely made for this line of work. He is warm, friendly, FUN and extremely entertaining and I could not have been any happier! Our wedding was seamless and lovely and our guests had a great time. He hosted our shoe game and came prepared with his own questions, and was a big hit. We sprung for the package with uplighting which was worth every penny as the lights completely transformed the room. Additionally Zach was beyond easy to communicate with and returned e-mails almost immediately which is exactly what this anxious bride needed! Zach and Apogee Events is the only DJ service I will recommend to anyone! HIGHLY recommended!