Honored Occasions Reviews

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110 Reviews for Honored Occasions

Recommended by 99% of couples

5.0 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 4.9
  • Value 4.9
  • Average response time 4.9

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    Ellie · Married on 04/12/2014

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    Honored Occasions came highly recommended from our wedding planner Katie (Intertwined Events) and we're so glad we listened to her! Steve was such a pleasure to work with and he did a fantastic job with our music (ceremony and reception) and lighting. He paid attention to our music requests and was a fantastic DJ! We had an amazing dance party at the reception and he was great about keeping the energy up! We didn't want a DJ who was too heavy on the mic and he respected our request. The lighting was very tasteful and professional in the ballroom and we were very happy with how it all looked.

    Steve also did a great job coordinating with the sound technician from Terranea to make sure we were properly set up with two mics for our two officiants during the ceremony. The sound quality was very important to us and he did a great job making sure everyone could hear everything.

    He was very pleasant and professional to work with and we highly recommend Honored Occasions!

    Sent on 11/02/2014
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    Lisa · Married on 01/19/2014

    5.0
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    Steve and Angela were perfect in every way. I could not have chosen a better company for our wedding. We got so many compliments on the music and the room looked incredible decked out in subtle lighting with our initials on the dance floor. They were flexible with our schedule as we had to move a bunch of things around but they always kept us in the loop. Best choice we made.

    Sent on 03/14/2014
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    Skyler · Married on 01/11/2014

    5.0
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    Steve and his team were wonderful to work with. Not only were they extremely helpful, they were efficient and fun to be around. Steve made our wedding planning exciting and easy.

    Sent on 03/03/2014
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    Sarah · Married on 09/21/2013

    5.0
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    Steve was so amazing leading up to and on the day of our wedding. He made our day so special and we can never thank him enough. He was patient, on top of everything, and extremely entertaining!! Our venue, unfortunately, turned into a small disaster near the end (especially the "day of planner") but he kept it afloat and we are so grateful that he were there. Steve really stepped up and went above and beyond and we really appreciated that. We plan to recommend him to everyone we know, he truly is gifted and extremely compassionate.

    Sent on 11/07/2013
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    Felicia · Married on 09/21/2013

    5.0
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    Honored occasions was the best choice we made for our wedding. Our DJ Justin was amazing. He knew exactly what to play and when. Our guests had a blast and we received nothing but compliments about Justin. Everyone told us over and over that our wedding was the best wedding they have ever been to and a huge part of that was due to our DJ Justin. Justin was professional and very much in charge. He kept us right on track the whole night and even brought us breath mints after dinner when it was time for us to make our rounds with our guests. It was small things like that, that amazed me even more. Justin even seemed to enjoy himself all night and showed us and our guest a few moves. You can't go wrong with honored occasions and Justin.

    Sent on 02/28/2014

    Honored Occasions's reply:

    Thank you so much for your kind words. Justin had a great time at the wedding
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    lisanne · Married on 07/06/2013

    5.0
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    I am so, so happy we chose Honored Occasions for our wedding. Throughout the entire process, Steve was fun, friendly and professional, and incredibly helpful when it came to ideas and suggestions for our reception. I especially appreciated that we could chat over Skype to finalize details. Our vision was for a fresh, modern dance party and he more than delivered! It was everything we wanted it to be and more - guests were commenting all night how great the music was and how fun the atmosphere felt. I couldn't agree more! I can't wait to recommend him to my friends.

    Sent on 08/28/2013
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    Donna · Married on 06/29/2013

    5.0
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    Steve Shanahan at Honored Occasions was awesome!!! He was prompt arriving and setting up, organized, flexible with all of our needs, extremely professional, attentive during meetings and at the wedding, charming to all of our guests, and his execution was flawless. I would recommend Steve for any occassion, he is great at what he does, and a true professional. Thank you, Steve for everything!!

    Sent on 07/17/2013
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    Diane · Married on 06/29/2013

    5.0
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    Honored Occasions did an amazing job for our wedding. Martin was our DJ and we loved him! He was extremely professional, respectful, reliable and just a great person to do business with. He went out of his way to meet with us beforehand and really worked hard to understand what we wanted for our special day. He was great at offering suggestions and really helped us figure out what we wanted for music, announcements, order of events, etc. On the day of, he really got our guests dancing with perfect choices of music and even joined them on the dance floor to teach them a few dances. Many of guests commented afterward that they loved our DJ and thought he did a phenomenal job of keeping the fun going and the feet dancing. I would highly recommend Martin / Honored Occasions. Thanks so much Martin!!!

    Sent on 10/26/2013
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    Aurora · Married on 06/01/2013

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    Steve is a pleasure to work with and always quick to reply. Our monogram on the dance floor was superb, along with the up-lighting. I highly recommend renting their photo booth. Guests LOVED it and it so nice to look through the fun photos. Wonderful vendor.

    Sent on 06/27/2013
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    Emi · Married on 05/26/2013

    5.0
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    Justin and Steve made my wedding unforgettable! The cake lighting was amazing, the wall lighting was fabulous, and Justin kept everyone dancing until the end. Everyone was giving compliments about how great the DJ was and how beautiful the cake looked. Honored Occasions was fantastic!

    Sent on 07/09/2013
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    Ira · Married on 05/26/2013

    5.0
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    I was thrilled with the level of care and support I got from Honored Occasions -- specifically, DJ Steve Shanahan -- as well as the incredible job they did at my wedding. First, Steve was in regular contact with us leading up to the wedding, making sure he knew what we wanted. He also did a great job of guiding us through what to expect at our wedding. On the day of, Steve was beyond phenomenal. From music selection, to lighting, to MC'ing the reception, Steve made sure the night was a success. The music selection was great, and Steve displayed a tremendous awareness of what songs were appropriate for given situations. He has an amazing ability to make sure guests of all ages and backgrounds are having a great time. Honored Occasions exceeded my every expectation and left me and my wife with a night we will never forget.

    Sent on 07/27/2013
  • User3030004 · 2+ years ago

    5.0
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    Our previous experience while interviewing DJs for our wedding had been that many of them were schmoozy and a little creepy. But when we met Steve Shanahan with Honored Occasions at a bridal expo, we were immediately struck by how nice and professional he was.

    We got a fantastic deal because we also booked his photobooth and we were able to add a lighting package as well. Having one company take care of three different services took some of the pressure off the planning process. I felt he gave us an honest recommendation about what a party of our size would require and he didn’t push additional up-sells for the sake of a higher bill.

    He responded to my emails quickly which may not have been easy for him because they were constant. :) He was great at walking us through the planning of our reception events and had suggestions for us when we weren’t sure what we wanted.

    At the reception, he acted as coordinator of events, letting us know what was going on and when it would happen, which made it so easy to sit back and enjoy our party. He played the music we liked and was responsive to song requests. He also had a great attitude and kept the energy going without being obnoxious. The lighting looked beautiful and many guests told us afterward how much fun they had with the photobooth.

    I would absolutely recommend Steve to anybody who is looking for a DJ and/or lighting and/or photobooth services.

    Sent on 01/30/2013
  • Stephen & Julie

    Stephen & Julie · Married on 10/13/2012

    5.0
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      5.0
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    Steve was the best! It was everything we asked for and then some. He kept our guests dancing until the wee hours of the night. If you want a fun wedding, Honored Occasions is it.

    Sent on 11/22/2012
  • User1618871 · 2+ years ago

    5.0
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    Steve at Honored Occasions made our wedding memorable, fun and stress free! From day 1, he was professional and always went above and beyond for us. All of our guests are still raving about the music and how fun our wedding reception was. We also had Infinity Lighting for LED pinspot and uplighting which turned out absolutely gorgeous. We HIGHLY recommend Steve and Honored Occasions/Infinity Lighting for any wedding!

    Sent on 02/04/2013
  • Bob and Jennifer

    Bob and Jennifer · Married on 09/30/2012

    5.0
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      5.0
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    We had our wedding at Surf and Sand Resort and hired Steve from Honored Occasions to provide the DJ, lighting and a really fun photo booth. Steve met with us and we fell in love with him and his personality. He was fun (but not cheesy) and knew he would truly compliment our wedding style. He was always available to answer my questions and even skyped my fiance for all the planning meetings as he lives in Colorado. Once he found out that was fiance was in the military he offered a discount without me asking for it. They were more expensive than other DJ's but well worth the price.

    Sent on 11/22/2012
  • User3169120 · 2+ years ago

    5.0
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    We absolutely loved Steve from Honored Occasions. He very easily understood what the vision for our wedding was and boy did he deliver. The music was great and the crowd danced all night long, a total shocker to us!! The lighting was wonderful too an created a wonderful and warm atmosphere, exactly as we wished it would be. It was great working with Honored Occasions, they made every step so easy and were very well organized, professional, and fun!

    Sent on 04/01/2013
  • Kevin and Shelly

    Kevin and Shelly · Married on 09/22/2012

    5.0
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    We hired Mike from Honored Occasions for our wedding and it was perfect. We wanted a DJ that was outgoing and got our guests involved dancing the night away. He went out of his way to make sure that we were getting everything we needed for the events and checked in on us several times. Everyone was on the dance floor from the moment the wedding started until the last song and he worked hard to ensure that we were informed every step of the way. He knew what would and wouldn't work at what moments and was able to work in a lot of guest requests (which we wanted). We can't say enough about Honored Occasions.

    Sent on 11/19/2012
  • Pierre & Christine

    Pierre & Christine · Married on 09/09/2012

    5.0
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    Honored Occasions provided all of our lighting for our wedding. I was incredibly impressed with them from the start. They were professional, reliable and very easy to work with. They went above and beyond and the pricing was reasonable. The lights looked great the day of our wedding and our wedding pictures are incredible because of it. We has color changing lights so when the band was playing the lights were in sync with the music. I would absolutely recommend them to my friends and family.

    Sent on 11/21/2012
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    James · Married on 08/25/2012

    5.0
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    Wow Steve! We had a wonderful time thanks to you! You went above and beyond our expectations and we really could not thank you enough for how well you did. You were very attentive on what was happening throughout the entire wedding. I would definitely refer you to others regarding a dj. Thanks again for your help and support!
    James & Jessica

    Sent on 09/21/2012
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    George · Married on 05/19/2012

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    Everything about Honored Occasions was fabulous. Our first meeting with the owner Steve was great. Our DJ, Martin, did more than play songs. He got everyone up and dancing and everyone had a really good time. If you are getting married, book these guys. You won't be disappointed. Also, if your budget allows, get the photo booth. Keeps the guests moving around and everyone got a picture or two, or three....Great service, great energy. Book Honored Occasions and you won't be sorry.

    Sent on 07/08/2012
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    Denise · Married on 04/07/2012

    5.0
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    Steve and his team are so professional and provide such an amazing comfort level that when the "Big Day" arrives you know you are in good hands. He handled everything so well and all of our guests loved him as much as we did. We had quite a party and Steve was responsible for that, he kept the entire evening on track. The Bride & Groom had a fabulous time and were so thankful for his guidance on the planning and the atmosphere he created. The lighting was also very good and added the ambiance that the venue needed! He is the best I have come across and I have been involved in planning several events from weddings to Charity events. I would recommend him to anyone who is in the market for DJ, Emcee and lighting needs. Mother of the Bride

    Sent on 04/10/2012
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    Patrick · Married on 03/10/2012

    5.0
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    Steve over delivers. He is a very professional and dedicated DJ. He showed early and set everything up faster than expected. His great attitude, music selection and MC style kept everyone happy, dancing and having a great time. His style was not dominating or intrusive in the least. His dedication to our wishes and a specific timeline for the evening were, without a doubt, perfect. A good DJ brings life to a party, a great DJ creates memorable moments. Steve does both. He comes highly recommended from me. Thank you Steve.

    Sent on 03/29/2012
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    Jana · Married on 02/25/2012

    5.0
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    Steve with Honored Occasions was awesome. He was professional, fun, attentive to our wedding needs, played all the right music at the right time, and kept the evening running smoothly. He is in no way a "Cheesey DJ" and he made the evening a central focus on my husband and I. The photo booth was awesome as well. I have been to other weddings with photo booths and the quality of the pics were not as good as ours. Plus we got to keep a flash drive of all the pics. Steve also provided uplighting to the ballroom which looked fabulous. I would use Steve again in a heartbeat for another venue or reccomend him to another couple for their wedding.

    Sent on 03/07/2012
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    Kathryn · Married on 01/22/2012

    5.0
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    Honored Occasions did an amazing job with our wedding. Jim played an integral role in building our reception timeline. He listened to our requests, and then built upon them and made our grand entrance, plus the entire night, so memorable that our families and friends are still raving about him! I Cannot imagine our night without his help and his ability to keep everyone on the dance floor and entertained. Jim did a great job with the balancing act of keeping everything running smoothly, and not being overbearing or cheesy in any way.

    Sent on 10/21/2012
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    Sarah · Married on 01/21/2012

    5.0
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    Jim did an amazing job at our wedding!! The guests couldn't believe how much of a difference a good DJ can make. He kept the party going until the very last song. He showed up on time, kept everything on the time frame he gave us, and everything went perfectly.

    Sent on 01/24/2012