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Elizabeth · Married on 08/08/2014
Shawn was more than we could have ever imagined as an MC/DJ at our wedding. He went above and beyond to full fill special requests I had, he included my 6 year old in the reception, and had an amazing surprise for us at the end of the night that had the entire facility in tears. He even ran our dress rehearsal (as I had a family member perform our wedding and he had never done one either) and offered extremely valuable suggestions, including how to stand for the photographer and how closely we needed to stand to get a good sound for the videographer. You will breathe a breath of fresh air and feel the weight lift off your shoulders when Shawn hands you the list of everything he handles during the ceremony/reception at your first meeting with him... What I was really impressed by was that while Shawn is the owner and has employees to help since he is in such high demand, he doesn't just send his employees to do the work every time. He attends and facilitates every ceremony that he is able to (seems to be on first come first serve basis, so book him early!) We 10000000% recommend Shawn with Event Team Entertainment!Sent on 01/14/2015
Mary · Married on 07/26/2014
Sean and his team were one of the best choices we made for our daughters wedding. Not only was he professional and creative, but he was also warm and had a great way of bringing a party to life. Would ask him to be a part of any future event that we are involved in.Sent on 08/05/2014
Thank you, Sean. It was a pleasure working with you
Pat and Mary Brophy
Jessica · Married on 06/28/2014
Shawn with Event Team was the DJ at our wedding and did a great job. He is very professional, reliable, and comfortable in front of a crowd. We were very impressed that he showed up for our dress rehearsal and had some helpful advice for the ceremony. On the day of our wedding he was there way in advance and had everything set up and ready to go. I had a few last minute song selections and he was flexible and let me hand him a cd the day of the wedding so those songs could be played. We would definitely recommend him to others!Sent on 07/27/2014
Jane · Married on 06/21/2014
Hiring Shawn of Event Team Entertainment was a wonderful decision for us. He was professional, easy to work, and flexible. We gave Shawn pretty vague instructions for our playlist (start with oldies, move on to top 40s, keep people dancing) and he nailed it. I felt guilty when guests told me we had a great playlist, as it was all Shawn! We had guests dancing all night and our guests had a great time. We also did a great job of MC. I highly recommend Event Team Entertainment.Sent on 07/03/2014
Sophia · Married on 06/15/2014
Super easy to work with. Flexible with our schedule. Perfect.Sent on 07/18/2014
Merrin · Married on 06/14/2014
I almost don't know where to start! We had some great vendors, but I have to say that Shawn blew our expectations out of the water more than anyone. In addition to being personable and a lot of fun to work with, he is also incredibly professional and will do anything in his power to ensure that your wedding is perfect.Sent on 01/02/2015
From editing the first song of the night to a perfect 120 bps (which is apparently not too fast or too slow if you want people to get out of their seats to dance) to acting as our Master of Ceremonies, we couldn't have asked for anything more. Still, two more events of night exceeded even the highest of expectations.
The first thing was that my mom found an old recording of her father (who passed away 30+ yrs ago) playing a wedding song on the fiddle. She handed it to Shawn the night before our wedding in CD form which wasn't compatible with his system. I thought nothing would come of it, but during our wedding as my parents were walking up to the stage to make their toast, guess what song was playing? Shawn had re-formatted the song overnight and surprised all of us in that moment. My parents broke out in an impromptu dance for 30 seconds and the whole wedding was cheering. I don't think anyone knew that it was a surprise to all of us!
The second thing had to do with our last dance. Earlier in the day, Shawn had managed the audio for our ceremony. We start dancing to our last song (At Last by Etta James) and all of a sudden, I hear my groom's voice in the song. I thought he was up to something, but then I hear my voice. Shawn had recorded our vows and incorporated them into our last dance song within the 5 hrs since our ceremony! I had never even heard of a DJ doing that! It definitely brought us to tears and he sent us a copy to keep the very next morning.
Will · Married on 05/31/2014
I do not think a 5.0 perfect rating is a high enough rating for Shawn and Event Team Entertainment. He made our wedding function flawlessly. Even when a mic failed, he reached into his back pocket for a backup and no one even knew what happened. He was incredible keeping to our schedule but also flexible with us if things needed to be switched or delayed. His music selection was spot on for the crowd and kept the dance floor full from the first song to the last.Sent on 07/16/2014
Dallas · Married on 05/24/2014
The only thing that upsets me here is that i can ONLY give 5 stars?! Really??Sent on 06/09/2014
I cannot find words for how truly amazing our wedding turned out thanks to Jesse at Event Team. I have seen & heard of too many wedding DJ horror stories that i was a little nervous when it came time to book one.
As soon as i inquired, they were quick to get back to me & set up our first meeting. I remember thinking..meeting? This is already amazing haha. Jesse drove down to us in Milwaukie from Vancouver on a SUNDAY morning & met us at a Starbucks. We instantly loved him. He was extremely easy to talk to, professional, took great notes & REALLY listened to what we were saying. We had very specific music requests as well as a strict timeline & order we wanted our entire wedding to be in. He talked with us for about an hour & gave us the option to contact him later IF we wanted to book. We thought he was crazy, we all looked eachother like "Duh of course! Send over the contract!" We felt absolutely no pressure from him & that helped the situation incredibly.
Within a day or so he sent over everything we needed & set up another meeting. We ended up meeting up at various locations i believe 3 or 4 different times over the course of a few months. He was extremely flexible & willing to meet wherever at our convenience. 2 of the meetings happened to fall on Easter & Mothers Day. Yeah, he's awesome.
When it came time for the wedding, he took control, and made it a success. I had about 50 people come up to me & ask for his card & tell me that HE made the wedding the most enjoyable one they have ever been to. He wasn't obnoxious & overly chatty on the mic. He did his job, played great music, informed the guests of everything going on, took music requests, got EVERYONE dancing & made it the absolute best night of our life. My husband & I hate dancing & even WE ended up out there. It was crazy. We still continue to talk about how awesome Jesse was. We can't thank you enough! - Dallas & MacCoy
Kelsey · Married on 05/24/2014
Shawn and his crew were great at getting our party started and keeping people of all ages on the dance floor and having fun. He also added some great extras to our event that aren't typically seen at the average wedding and really helped to make our event special and everything we could have hoped for. If you're looking for some fun and professional DJ entertainment then Event Team Entertainment is the way to go!Sent on 06/19/2014
User2766288 · 2+ years ago
So great! Guests could request own music, played a fun trivia game to release tables to the buffet!Sent on 06/04/2014
Karli · Married on 05/10/2014
Shawn was fantastic to work with; not only was he incredibly professional, he was friendly and fun, and made the planning as well as the event absolutely perfect! He was responsive to our guests and our requests and kept everyone on the dance floor the entire evening despite the varied musical tastes of our guests. We couldn’t have asked for a better DJ and would highly recommend him for any special event.Sent on 07/23/2014
Christine · Married on 04/26/2014
Any bride planning a wedding from afar can tell you there’s an added degree of stress, but Shawn made planning our wedding from London as easy and stress-free as possible. He was highly recommended by our reception coordinator and from the first moment I emailed him for information until the last I email I sent him the night before the wedding he was prompt and perfectly professional in all of his responses.Sent on 04/30/2014
As someone who has not been to a lot of weddings I was especially appreciative of Shawn’s questionnaire that asked appropriate prompting questions to ensure no details of our reception were missed. Each step of the reception was thoughtfully crafted ahead of time, checked and rechecked by Shawn, then executed flawlessly on the day.
On our wedding day Shawn found an appropriate, non-intrusive time to introduce himself as we had never met in person. He organized our wedding party into the correct order for the introduction and checked the pronunciation of everyone’s names. After we were seated for dinner he verified the order and timing of events one last time, then coordinated with our photographer to make sure we got the very best photos.
What impressed us the most was Shawn’s ability to work off the script. When the toasts got rolling the best man made a reference to my husband’s habit for reciting speeches from movies, notability from “Independence Day.” Shawn found the speech and faded it in at the end of the best man’s speech so my husband could recite it with the same passion that he used to do in college. It was so seamless my husband thought the best man coordinated it with Shawn ahead of time. Most of our guests said it was their favorite part of the wedding.
The rest of the evening Shawn played great music along the lines we discussed ahead of time. He had fabulous instincts reading the crowd for when to play certain songs like “Shout” or slower songs. We feel incredibly lucky to have had Shawn involved in our special day.
Angus · Married on 04/19/2014
Shawn and his team are without a doubt the gold standard in the business. We met with him early on in our wedding planning process and it was the best move we made. He helped us create a vision for our event and he helped us to add our own style and influence. Shawn constantly reminded us that this was our big day and urged us to do things our way. In addition to walking us through much of the planning phases, he helped us network with our other vendors. When the big day arrived, Shawn was absolutely on point. He provided phenomenal entertainment, he kept things running incredibly smooth and made sure every detail was highlighted. Several of our guests made a point to comment on how awesome he was and a few have already reached out to him for bookings! In summary, he runs a tight ship, ensures all marks are hit and most importantly, throws an amazing party! I highly recommend Shawn and The Event Team to anyone looking to make their wedding or special event "pop".Sent on 04/22/2014
Natalie · Married on 03/28/2014
Shawn Whittemore and Event Team entertainment were awesome! I was so happy when Shawn told me he was able to DJ our wedding. Every single person that we talked to told us to try and get Shawn to be our DJ, and now after having worked with him I completely understand why. He was so wonderful. We got to meet with him twice before our wedding and he really does a great job getting to know his different clients. He was so much fun during our dinner, and kept the party going at our reception. I think I am going to throw a party in the near future so that I can use Event Team entertainment again.Sent on 04/02/2014
Katy · Married on 02/22/2014
We worked with Jesse at Event Team Entertainment for our wedding! It was such a great experience overall! Jesse was timely and flexible and offered thoughtful and helpful suggestions throughout the process. After our wedding we received multiple compliments from our guests on both Jesse and his assistant. Jesse was upbeat and awesome to work with!Sent on 04/15/2014
Adrian · Married on 11/12/2013
Marc Brooks is who was our DJ at our wedding on 11/12/13. He did a fantastic job, and was extremely flexible. I was very indecisive when it came to the father daughter dance and he accommodated a last minute switch in songs. Highly recommend!Sent on 11/18/2013
Matt · Married on 11/08/2013
We were very happy with the service, music, professionalism and atmosphere that Event Team brought to our wedding. I couldn't have asked for a better DJ. Not only a good DJ but a good MC, which is what you want for your wedding! I can say with certainty that they are the best of both worlds.Sent on 11/20/2013
Marc was always on point with all of the music for our Ceremony, Reception and was key to directing our guests where they needed to be. Event Team has creative ideas to personalize your wedding experience that you never would have thought of before talking to them. For example we put together Bios of all of our Bridesmaids and Groomsmen which were used to introduce the party into the reception. We played a fun trivia game about ourselves that released tables to the buffet and kept people entertained while doing so. I could go on and on about what a terrific job Marc did to make our day so special. These guys have a 5 star rating for a reason and that is why you really need to check them out before deciding otherwise!
Stephanie · Married on 10/19/2013
Shawn Whittemore was amazing! He really MADE our event. He was definitely the Master of Ceremonies. He even came to our wedding rehearsal and made sure everything was perfectly planned. We enjoyed peace of mind, knowing that he knew exactly what to do from keeping our wedding on time, to getting the party started and keeping going with an awesome mix of music until we were ready to make our grand exit. Thank you so much Shawn for all your hard work.Sent on 10/30/2013
User3669046 · 2+ years ago
I wish I could give Shawn Whittemore a million dollars for the experience he gave us. He is the best money we spent on our ceremony and reception, hands down. If you're considering hiring anyone else, or going cheap on this vendor, I wish I could break through the screen and shake you!!Sent on 11/11/2013
If you think a DJ is solely responsible for music, you are in for quite a treat when you hire Event Team Ent. When I think of the other DJ's we interviewed, I cringe to think what kind of event we would have had. Our first meeting with Shawn was so organized and impressive, my fiance and I were practically throwing money at him by the time it was over to be sure we secured him. From the second our ceremony started, worry couldn't have been further from my mind because I knew Shawn would execute the event perfectly.
Shawn is BEYOND professional, efficient, classy and SO attentive. No request was too big, or silly or annoying. He responds to emails in what seems to be nanoseconds and fulfilled absolutely everything we wanted and more. This is his PROFESSION, not his side job or something he happens to be good at. He has built a career out of his business and I assure you, NO ONE will give you the experience he will!
My husband and I were informed of absolutely everything by Shawn on our wedding day. He is truly a wedding director. Our wedding venue offered a "day of event coordinator" who was as useful as a trap door in a canoe. Thank God Shawn was in charge because absolutely nothing went wrong, he is flawless!! The attention and detail he puts into everything is so impressive. Last second changes? Handled. Nothing was a problem for Shawn, ever.
By the way, good thing he was there for our venue rehearsal or I would have been looking for that trap door! He was ON TOP OF IT. Anything that needed coordination or organizing went perfectly BECAUSE OF SHAWN. If you're having a reception of any kind, you will be so glad you hired Event Team to handle every detail.
User3688497 · 2+ years ago
Shawn did an amazing job at our wedding! From the beginning we was very energetic and excited to be a part of our special day! He was very organized and productive every time we met with him. His worksheets made it very easy to help us select songs for each important detail. He was also very knowledgable about music to give us suggestions when we were unsure of what we wanted. He kept our entire wedding night on pace and created a great environment for our guests. He had great dinner activities and a special surprise at the end of the night that had me in tears it was so awesome!!!Sent on 11/19/2013
User2736013 · 2+ years ago
Okay everyone... Event Team Entertainment is literally the best you'll find. I'm trying my best to stay composed and appear neutral but THEY SERIOUSLY ROCK. I know it is sort of the new thing to save money, play an ipod and not hire a dj. We couldn't disagree with this more. Hiring Event Team Entertainment was one of the BEST decisions we made. And they aren't even that pricey! I would have paid twice the amount to get that service. Here is why we love them:Sent on 10/23/2013
Thanks to Event Team Entertainment and especially the work of Shawn Whittemore, our wedding day was perfect. As with any bride, I had anticipated this event for so long and was beginning to get nervous that things were not going to turn out well. Ultimately, Shawn was so much more than someone who provided music. He got to know us and what we wanted for our wedding. He took the time to understand our preferences and how we wanted our ceremony to be. He provided all of the sound equipment and even came to our rehearsal to make sure things went smoothly. They offered a slideshow, lighting extras, and they have a ton of extra items to choose from, including digital cameras that you can put on the tables for guest to use.
At our actual wedding, he and his amazing assistant (whose name is Max I believe?) created the PARTY OF A LIFETIME. Even the old folks were there until the VERY end. I am not even joking. No one wanted to leave! It was late and guests asked, "Wait! It's not over, right?!" People also wanted the playlist, it was awesome. E.T.E. knows how to read a crowd unlike anything I've ever seen. Nothing felt better to have a wedding where people didn't want to go. And it was completely because of the fun party environment that Event Team Entertainment created.
If you want dj's who aren't cheesy (like some out there), who are eager to customize your wedding, and who provide the best wedding entertainment and organization, go with Event Team. You will look back and have zero regrets.
User3627722 · 2+ years ago
Jesse was AMAZING! He worked very hard to make sure our night went smoothly and really brought the party for us at the reception!Sent on 10/24/2013
User3340115 · 2+ years ago
Jesse did a wonderful job and we were so happy that we chose to use him! He was quick with ideas and flexible with changes. Everyone said he was easy to work with. His assistant was awesome too, dancing the entire reception from behind the table!Sent on 10/24/2013
User3609205 · 2+ years ago
Shawn brought a comfortable, relaxed, and fun energy to our wedding day. As our DJ and Master of Ceremonies throughout the evening, he didn’t lose a beat! In our first meeting with him we knew we wanted Shawn to be our DJ for our wedding. He was interested in getting to know us so that he could make sure he brought the right vibe to our wedding day. He was organized, an excellent multitasker, and brought thoughtful suggestions and helpful ideas to the table so that we could craft the evening together. He helped make the night amazing! We heard from several of our guests that our DJ was awesome!Sent on 10/16/2013
Jamie · Married on 09/14/2013
We had Marc Brooks as our wedding DJ and could not have been happier. He kept our guests entertained while keeping the event moving forward. So many of our guests inquired who we had booked because they were so impressed. They loved that he was always letting them know what was going on so they felt like the event was very organized. There was never any down time where they weren't sure what they were waiting for. We had wanted a party where the dance floor was packed with people of all ages and that is exactly what happened. The music he played wasn't geared toward one generation or another but rather suited everyone's preferences. They continued to play because guests were still dancing and just turned down the bass to please the venue owner. They even stayed and played music for my parents and other guests who were helping clean up at the end of the event. They were a bit pricier than other DJ's I met with but you get what you pay for and the DJ is not something you want to cheap out on for your big day. My parents have said the next time they host a big party they will be booking Event Team because it was such a positive experience! Thanks Marc!!!Sent on 11/05/2013