105 Reviews for Intra-State Entertainment
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Intra-State was not MY event DJ, but he was for my niece's wedding and my sister's wedding. I have worked along side Eric many times as the photographer at an event that he was the DJ. Eric is professional while still being fun, entertaining, and interactive with guests and hosts. Of the many events I have photographed while he was DJ, he's never the same twice!! Very flexible with the type(s) of music his clients want as well as requests from guests. You can't go wrong with this guy!
Eric was truly a class act from start to finish! He came highly recommended from friends who have also had Eric as the DJ at all of their weddings. Eric took the time to listen to our recommendations (must hear and don't play), gave us his suggestions, and executed everything flawlessly. He was an amazing emcee, especially while reading our customized introductions, played the perfect mix of music (Frank Sinatra, country, dance music, etc.) and knew how to keep the party going. His timing was great and he made the night flow effortlessly. He even provided the uplighting for our room and created a great ambiance for our event. We had a few specific requests and he listened to them without hesitation. On top of it all, he is a truly nice and professional guy. Thank you so much Eric for being part of our wedding and making it such an amazing event!
My husband and I had a long engagement (2 years) however knew right away that we really wanted Eric as our DJ! We had previously been to weddings that he DJ’ed and he only seemed as of he were the best! We booked him way ahead in advance to secure him for our special day as we knew it’s a fight to get him as he books up fast! After meeting with him, we were extremely excited because like he mentioned it’s all in the DJ’s hands so you want the best of the best. We booked him for 5.5 hours and asked if we could have him stay longer because that would mean he’d leave at 9:15. He told us that he would stay as long as we wanted but each additional hour would be $100. He also told us not to put that money down as of yet because people would be more than likely to buy us an extra hour as a wedding gift. Finally, when our special day approached, he was there on time but really wasn’t going to say anything to us. Games that we had written down to play were never presented or played, he said we wouldn’t have enough time and it wasn’t a big deal. Nobody saw the cake cutting and everything seemed extremely rushed. As the night was dying down, we still had EVERYBODY on the dance floor and my husband and I wanted to get 1 more hour. Eric upped the price to $200 and claimed that he didn’t think we would need it. As people came up with the money, they brought it to him... and he still claimed we wouldn’t need it and REFUSED to take it. With that being said, he packed up and left all by 9:30. He was a HUGE disappointment and definitely was not worth $1,500 that we spent. Guests that had him as their DJ at their wedding even said that he was a very different person that night and they were not impressed. The time line was extremely rushed and we missed a lot due to it. On a brighter note, we were happy with how he got everybody on the dance floor and was flexible with our photographer. However, I would not recommend Eric Haley and Intra-State Entertainment.
This makes me sad! Everyone that know me knows making amazing memories for everyone of my brides is of utmost importance to me and I'm passionate about that! This is the first time in over 1000 weddings over the last 20 years to have any negatve review. First off I'm very sorry you feel this way. Of course I need to respond to this as unfortunately this could impact future couples interested in us being apart of their wedding. I'll start with the "games" we only had one game to do. The scavenger hunt that requires the dance floor being open. (Which I asked if it was important to you and you said no problem) Unfortunately because of the size of your wedding the venue was forced to use the dance floor for seating guests. So we wouldn't have been able to do that game until later on when people are Dancing already. The game requires guests to be in their seats.
As for the cake cutting you had expressed some anxiety being the center of attention so I took those cues to not make a huge deal about the cake cutting.
As for the extra time every contract clearly states extra time is at $200 per hour so I'm confused on that one. It's been many years since I've had a wedding where keg stands were taking place. With excessive drinking I get worried about people's safety. When a guest brought extra money to me I decided that at that time it seemed like everyone had a great time and in my experience that can go bad with extra time and excessive drinking so I decided to have the guest keep his money. I was polite with him and with 20 years of experience my experiences were warning me that it was better to not continue. I'm a worry wart sometimes.
I'm sorry this is upsetting to you and I had an absolute blast planning and being apart of your wedding!
Eric was great and always got right back to me. We had Adam the day of and I can not say enough great things about him. I left all music options to him with a few requests and it could not have worked out any better! Everyone kept telling me how much they loved his music selections! I have already been passing along info to my friends!
We had Eric for both my kids wedding. Couldnt have asked for a better DJ. He was extremely helpful from the very beginning right through to the end. Seriously the best out there. No matter what the dance floor was always full. He listened to everybody and i can even say that our of town guests felt the same way about Eric and they understood why our dates were chosen based on Erics availability!!! ;)
Eric was AMAZING! I am a type A personality so I had a whole list of songs laid out and ready to give him that I never did because I just wanted him to do his thing and he exceeded my expectations! He played different types of music that related to all my guests. Every single person danced at the wedding. He also did a wonderful job coordinating the reception and making sure everything went smoothly and was on time. I LOVED the circle at the end. All of our guests were standing in a circle and my husband and I were dancing in the middle and then everyone came and rushed us to give us a huge group hug which was the perfect ending to the evening. He lit our venue perfectly and everyone had a great time! I would recommend Eric to everyone! He was amazing and he also did the ceremony music and did the microphones for the ceremony which turned out perfectly! I couldn't be happier!
Absolutely love this company!! They did DJ services and their photobooth for our wedding in August 2017! Absolutely made sure it was a special day and everyone had fun! They sat down with my husband and myself to help us plan out our night perfectly!! If your thinking of using them for their services or photobooth we would absolutely recommend them!! You won’t be sorry!
I worked a wedding with Eric, I’m a photographer so I have worked along side many DJS. The music was great, games were unique and fun. Everyone was involved and entertained. Dance floor was never empty.
Eric is amazing and everyone should hire him!
We hired him for our wedding in May 2017 and it was the best decision we could have made. He is so easy to work with and knows how to get a crowd dancing without being one of those annoying guys- which was very important to us.
He also totally saved our wedding! Our transportation company totally messed up and our ceremony was delayed for over an hour. Eric pulled us aside and figured out how to get us back on track with our dances and speeches, and everything went smoothly. He is the best!
It was an absolute pleasure being apart of your wedding day! Thanks for the nice review and I hope to connect again in the future! It was an amazing wedding for an amazing couple!
I can't say enough about how wonderful Eric was as our wedding DJ. He listened carefully to our requests for our special day, and so many of our guests complimented the music! It was the perfect volume, and he was so organized and professional. We especially liked how he created a timeline that allowed us to make the most of the evening, without missing time with our families. He did both our ceremony and reception music for a very good value! If you are getting married in the upstate NY area and need a DJ, you will not be disappointed! Thank you Eric for being so awesome!! Katie & Dan
Eric and his wife were awesome to work with. He always had suggestions when I didn't know what to do and made the night so fun with the songs he played. The photo booth was a major hit too.
Thanks Carley! We feel the same about you and Ray! Beautiful and fun wedding for an amazing couple!
Intra-State Entertainment will be DJ'ing our wedding! I am so beyond excited about this. He (Eric) also did my future sister-in-law's wedding. He's laid back and so fun to work with! And everyone also loves his photo/video booth. I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for an amazing DJ that you will never regret having! He's totally worth it!
(You get digital copies of all pictures and videos taken in the photobooth)
Eric has worked with two couple from my family before for their weddings and we had a first hand look at how great he was!! Our wedding was the most wonderful experience and it would not have been possible without Eric, we told him what we liked and didn't like music wise and he did perfectly. We got compliments and still get compliments about the music and all of the games. He was able to help us with our timeline when our venue couldn't and he was able to keep everything under control during the beginning of the ceremony when we were lining up. He got people out of there chairs and got them to dance, even people I never thought would dance. It was an amazing experience and I would recommend him to all of my friends and family for their events!!
We had such an amazing time Eric and His Wife! they were both super professional and very well organized. Eric was there the entire way with the planning of the reception, and put his input where needed. also made some awesome suggestions that our guests really enjoyed! We would absolutely include them in our day all over again, no regrets!! Thank you Eric and Dareth!! we had the best day ever! :)
Eric and his wife are the best DJ/Photobooth team around! Very professional and accommodating to every need and were with us every step of the way! My husband and I highly recommended Intra-State Entertainment!
-The Binas Family
Our wedding was such a great time, and it was mainly because of Intra-state Entertainment! The music was perfect and Adam was very accommodating and made sure everything was going great for us.. We could not have imagined a better time! We were especially impressed with the photo booth, and specifically Dareth. Our son was crazy about the photo booth, and she was so nice to him and helped him take pictures and held him up for a few of them... it made his entire night. A CLASS ACT ALL THE WAY! We would give 10 stars if we could!
Absolutely the best! They had us on our feet dancing all night! Highly recommend!
Eric was amazing to work with throughout the whole planning process and during the wedding. Response times were extremely quick and he adapted to change in a heartbeat. We had a few changes just a couple days before the wedding and he integrated them perfectly. He played the music we wanted and had a great energy. His wife was also great to work with since she handles the photo booth. The photo booth was a huge hit with my wedding and as soon as it was over, they handed me a USB stick with all of the pictures and video from it. It was awesome to receive that immediately so we could look at it the next day after we got home. Even with the extra cost, the photo booth was a must have in my opinion. If you go with Intra-state entertainment, you will not be disappointed!
Eric was absolutely amazing and instrumental in planning our wedding timeline! He is way more than just a DJ, as he helped us plan our wedding itinerary from start to finish!
He immediately made us feel comfortable in the planning process by inviting us over to get a chance to know who we are as a couple, talking more about personalities and building a bond, before talking about business.
Most DJs just want your money, a playlist, and a time to show up...where as Eric is invested in making sure your wedding is absolutely perfect! We sensed his passion from the first phone conversation, and it carried over every time we spoke, including our wedding day.
On our wedding day, we can't tell you how many people complimented us on how well the wedding "flowed" and gradually moved throughout the evening! He made sure there weren't any pauses or breaks in the action, which in the end saved us time to do more during the reception! VERY IMPORTANT!
Now we gave him a list of songs that we wanted to hear, and not only did he find a way to make those songs fit in, but he also played other hit songs that kept our guests dancing! Our families love to dance, and he made the atmosphere incredible!
His wife also did a great job of running the photo/video booth, which is fully customizable and includes a ton of props. He gives you the thumb drive immediately after the reception!
Lastly, we must have made modifications to our wedding timeline, playlist, itinerary, etc, a million times! We could email or call him at any time during the week/weekend, and we was right on top of it with a positive attitude and a plan to help! THATS HARD TO FIND NOWADAYS PEOPLE!
He wants to make sure he can do whatever it takes to make your day special. A standup guy, a great DJ, and we have already recommended him to our friends for their wedding(s). If we could've given him EXTRA STARS, we would've!
Thanks Intra-State Entertainment for delivering!
My daughter got married last weekend, and my wife and daughter chose the date based on when Eric was available. It sounds crazy, I know, but he IS THAT GOOD! He was very proffessional in working with my wife and daughter during the pre wedding meetings, and really helped set the way the reception went well before the date. He made a lot of suggestions in areas we we weren't sure.
The day of the reception, he was nothing short of amazing. The venue was starting to fall behind schedule, but thanks to Eric, no one really seemed to notice or care because they were having fun. He tried to keep certain things on pace, and teally did a great job. I've been to weddings where everything went well, but the dj was no good, and it wasn't fun. Get Eric, you will not regret it. Thanks again Eric for a fantastic job. You made it a night my friends and family are still talking about how much fun they had. The photobooth was a hit too.
Eric is by far the BEST DJ I could ever imagine. He worked with us the entire time leading up to the wedding and helped us with a lot of things that we wouldn't have thought of. When our venue was running behind on food, Eric moved the schedule around so that people we're entertained even when hungry and waiting. The energy he brings is amazing! The Photo Booth is a definite must as well. We received a flash drive with the pictures and videos on them that night and the memories from it are the best! I've been to multiple weddings and events with Eric as a DJ and it is always a great time. I would never suggest anyone but Intra-State Entertainment to DJ any event!
I cannot begin to say how grateful I am for having DJ Eric at our wedding at Ironstone Ranch. I have never been to a wedding and seen someone who makes sure everyone is genuinely having fun. From every announcement to the song choices and placement DJ Eric surpassed our expectations. Everyone was on the dance floor all night and he knew exactly when to play each type of song. Eric is incredibly passionate and caring about making sure your day is completely personal to you as a couple. We cannot begin to say how grateful we are for having Eric be a part of our special day.
As well as an added bonus we rented the photo booth from Eric and it was a crowd favorite!! there was not a time when there was not a line out the door lol.
thank you SO much Eric.
Danielle & Rich
What an awesome guy!!! Eric was incredibly great to work and plan with! He is absolutely one of a kind!! He really took the time to get to know my husband and I and our style and preferences. He sent us song ideas and recommendations that were absolutely spot-on. His music selection was a great mix of crowd favorites and unique songs that fit our style and audience! The photobooth was an absolute hit and we enjoyed going home that night with a USB to laugh and look at all of the photos and videos captured! We HIGHLY recommend Intra-State Entertainment for your next big event!!
My husband and I got married in October 2015 and only allowed ourselves two months to plan our wedding. That timeline made it a challenge to find good vendors, but we hit the jackpot with Intra-State Entertainment! Seriously. We met with Eric Haley in person once to go over basics, and the rest of our communication was online or by phone. Eric had great suggestions for wedding day timeline, ceremony songs, other vendors, reception games, etc. While Eric wasn't available to work our wedding himself, he arranged everything with us prior to our big day so that his associate, Adam, could DJ our event. Despite the fact that we sent most of our song choices to Eric the night before our wedding (because we are the worst kind of procrastinating clients *ever*), everything was communicated seamlessly to Adam. Not only did Intra-State provide the music for our ceremony, but they also provided the best atmosphere and dancing music we could have asked for at our reception. "The Newlywed Game" was one of the most memorable moments of our reception - we have Eric to thank for the idea and Adam for the great execution. Adam checked in with us a couple times throughout the night to make sure we were satisfied. He was enthusiastic and understandable on the mic. Many of our guests have told us that our wedding was the best they have ever been to because the DJ and music selection were so good! Everything went off without a hitch, and we couldn't be more grateful. Having a solid DJ can make or break your reception, and these guys certainly made it for us!!
Eric came to the Otesaga to DJ for our wedding on October 9, 2015. He provided music outdoors during the ceremony and during the dinner/reception/dancing. He also gave us great direction during the evening as to when we should deliver speeches, etc. He worked with us to customize our night to deliver exactly what we wanted. We had an amazing dance party and everything was perfect. Highly recommended!