Recommended by 100%
Meredith · Married on 07/08/2017
DJ Nate was an absolutely perfect choice for our wedding, and I cannot imagine how he would not be for yours as well. Music is a big part of life for both my husband and I, and we were both concerned that we would end up with a DJ who played a bunch of music that we did not enjoySent on 07/29/2017
Just a couple of emails exchanged with Nate put our fears to rest...Nate immediately came across as an earnest and down to earth person, who wanted to give us the musical experience for our wedding that would make us the happiest. I loved the fact that he has a very extensive database of music which you can look through, and select “love it’ “like it” or “hate it” for any song, in addition to being able to request that he add songs not found in the database, at no additional charge. Based on what we indicated about our song loves and hates, DJ Nate had fabulous intuition in understanding the broader implication for music that we would like to hear at the wedding, and we along with our guests enjoyed it all so much.
One of the most special moments for us was when Nate asked if he could play one more song to finish the night, not one that we had “loved” on the list, and it turned out to be one of my husband’s absolute favorites, and pitch perfect for the tone of our wedding and what we were all feeling. It’s at little moments like that where you don’t feel like you’ve hired a DJ, but gotten one of your friends with impeccable taste in music to score your party.
His pricing structure was extremely reasonable and upfront. The times that we all spoke on the phone were a pleasure. Nate was a very attentive listener, calm and reassuring amidst wedding stress, and always professional and prompt in any correspondence.
I would, recommend him to anyone, and in fact already did to a friend who was thrilled…and it’s a friend who is rarely if ever thrilled by anything. If I had it all to do again, (and fortunately I do not!) I would hire DJ Nate every time.
Beth & Strup · Married on 07/06/2019
Super nice, responsive, thoughtful
Had a great experience with Nate! The wedding was just great--he kept people dancing on a hot night, made a great flow from our music requests (even the Hamilton remixes which must've seemed kind of weird), and was a nice friendly, non-intrusive presence on the mic. We booked him for ceremony sound as well which was a challenging setup, off in the woods with no power; I saw him working VERY hard to get everything set up, and everything sounded just great. And he was just so wonderful to work with through the planning process too--we were planning a wedding from across the country so we could only talk on the phone at weird hours, and we made some changes to the wedding time, and he cheerfully worked around our schedules. Such a smooth, pleasant process throughout. Hire him, he's great!Sent on 07/23/2019
Lindsey · Married on 06/15/2019
Wonderful experience with Terrace DJ!
I would highly recommend Terrace DJ for your wedding! We worked with DJ Nate and from the time we had our first phone call with him I knew he was our guy. He was an absolute pleasure to work with, professional, extremely flexible, responsive, and went out of his way to make sure our wedding reception was everything we envisioned it to be.Sent on 07/02/2019
lauren · Married on 05/26/2019
The best DJ around!!!!
DJ Nate was the perfect DJ for our recent wedding. Starting from the beginning during our introductory call, we knew we'd be in good hands. He took lots of time to answer all of our questions and was later very prompt answering emails where we had more questions. We had a great call a few weeks before the wedding that put my husband and I at total ease!Sent on 05/28/2019
The wedding went off without a hitch largely thanks to DJ Nate. The music was perfect--exactly what we asked for. The ceremony was perfect with the mics he provided and during cocktail hour and the reception the music continued to be amazing! If you want a DJ who will work with you to do exactly what YOU want, DJ Nate is your man. I cannot say enough wonderful things about working with him and the job he did at our wedding to make it so unforgettable!!!
Vicki Drici · Married on 05/18/2019
10/10 highly recommend!!
From the moment we booked Nate for our wedding, working with him went perfectly. The DJ was one of the most important wedding day details for us - we love good music across many genres, our guests love to sing and dance, and we did NOT want the stereotypical/cheesy wedding DJ. Nate was EXACTLY as we hoped. His music selection was great, the dance floor had great energy. He assisted with the flow of the night through announcements, but there was absolutely no cheesy MC'ing. I can't say enough how much Nate paid attention to our personal requests, and fully thought out every detail. Nate also did the audio set up for our ceremony, and even went the extra mile on researching the ceremony area to have the optimal speaker positions so they were not intrusive in pictures. Bottom line - Nate made our wedding night the party we always dreamed of. 10/10 highly recommend!!Sent on 06/01/2019
Douglas Kane · Married on 12/01/2018
A joy to work with nate!
I highly recommend Nate from TerraceDJ! The entry, cocktail hour, dinner, and reception dance sets were all truly perfect. He even worked with us to create some custom mixed tracks that were amazing! We really could not be happier. The songs, sound quality, volume, and extra lights were on point. He was dream to work with. We gave some really detailed lists, notes and song suggestions via Google Docs and he diligently commented on and helped us create the wedding music and ambiance that we wanted. He gave great professional feedback but allowed us to set the track lists as much as we wanted. This does not happen with all DJ's as many like to take control of all the music. Nate was very collaborative and let us drive the ship as much as we were comfortable. BUT we couldn't have done it without his help, song editing, and creative input. THANK YOU! We have nothing negative to say and are happy to be able to support him with a 5 star review.Sent on 12/19/2018
Morgan Wang · Married on 11/02/2018
DJ Nate was by far the most friendly and professional DJ that we spoke to during our search for our wedding. He's extremely organized and very experienced. After our initial phone call, our fears were laid to rest and we couldn't have been happier with our experience. DJ Nate is a great listener and took a variety of song requests including songs that contemporary, hip-hop, and even some that were in Chinese. He has an extensive list of songs for you to choose from to put together you perfect playlist. Ahead of the wedding, he went through our timeline with us along with suggestions on timing and songs. He also made sure to pronounce everyone's names correctly and some of those names were tougher to pronounce in Chinese and Japanese.Sent on 11/06/2018
I'd definitely recommend DJ Nate to anyone who wants a fuss-free night of partying and dancing!
Valerie Park-Welty · Married on 10/06/2018
DJ Nate was perfect as our wedding DJ! Communication with him was very easy, he always acted very professionally, and his prices were very reasonable. We were able to put together a list of songs we had to hear during our reception, and also a list of songs we absolutely didn't want to hear (Macarena, The Electric Slide, etc.) At the reception, he did a perfect job of reading the crowd to mix together the songs we requested with his own choices to keep the party going. We would 10/10 recommend him for your wedding!Sent on 01/14/2019
Lily · Married on 09/22/2018
DJ Nate was the BEST DJ ever. He was so flexible and accommodating with last minute changes and he stayed professional and attentive the entire time we worked with him. At some point he was receiving input from myself, my husband, and my mother-in-law, and he managed to meet everyone's expectations while navigating a lot of different opinions. He also showed up early to our wedding to make sure he was ready on time. DJ Nate played the songs that we requested and also played songs that got people on the dance floor. Not to mention, he was affordable! I would highly recommend him, and you should totally book him!Sent on 10/01/2018
Jane Talanquines · Married on 08/25/2018
Book dj nate now
I don't know where to begin! First and foremost, book DJ Nate for your wedding ASAP! My fiancé(now husband) and I were looking for a DJ that was not your typical, "gaudy, corny, and obnoxious" wedding DJs these days. He was professional, organized, accommodating, and easy to talk to.Sent on 10/17/2018
Our first initial "meet-up" was through the phone. He listened to all our suggestions and helped plan our reception timeline to the T. His recommendations were spot on when we were unsure of things. His website was also easy to use. It helped us to start up the wedding reception program, add songs we loved( and hated lol), and everything else you can think of while planning the reception program. He was also very prompt with answering back emails and phone calls. He even took his time to ask us how to properly pronounce ALL the bridal entourage's full names(Filipino last names are a little tricky when it comes to proper pronunciation, and he nailed it during the reception!). Guests came up to me and said his voice was perfect! They liked how HE WAS NOT obnoxiously screaming through the mic to hype up the crowd. He let his music do the "talking."
My husband and I danced the night away. Our dance floor was full the entire time, and this is not an exaggeration. Our full wedding video without a doubt showed how everyone was on the dance floor enjoying themselves. We are VERY PICKY with our music, and DJ Nate literally played all the songs we wanted. DJ Nate did an absolute amazing job with our reception music. Seriously guys, book him for your wedding/event. We cannot recommend DJ Nate from Terrace DJ enough. THANK YOU, THANK YOU NATE!
Alli · Married on 08/18/2018
We found Nate via a wedding blog for non-cheesy DJ's. Nate had a nice website with mixes for house music, and we found a good pick. Nate is really flexible, easy to work with, and an overall nice guy. We have similar music tastes, which made the work really easy. Nate was superbly prepared with power, mics, speakers, etc. and we couldn't ask for more. Nate paired with my brother-in-law to do an acoustic guitar set and we were really pleased how that turned out. Nate was a great price and we would recommend him for any wedding. His lighting package was also nice. Payment was easy. Nate also can read a crowd well, and got everybody dancing the entire night. We couldn't be happier how that turned out.Sent on 08/22/2018
Samantha Lifson · Married on 06/09/2018
Great DJ - Great value
DJ Nate was awesome! He was super helpful in sussing out exactly what we wanted, and he listened to our vibe and what we were going for. He wasn't hokey or cheesy, which was important to us, and he didn't budge when bucked some trends and banned certain songs from our reception. Exactly what we were looking for in a DJ!Sent on 12/17/2018
Katie · Married on 06/02/2018
Even with iffy weather and a short power outage Nate was wonderful and worked though everything with ease. Guests raved about the music! Fantastic job!Sent on 06/09/2018
Kristy · Married on 05/11/2018
We planned our wedding from abroad and were initially worried about how communication would be working with our vendors but from the first contact with Nate our worries were brushed aside! Nate was super quick to respond to all (there were many) of our questions and at the same time was super professional making sure to ask us all the right questions to be sure we were on the same page. When we finally landed in Philly, Nate went out of his way to make sure he met with us and see the space before the big day. During the planning process he guided us and took all of our wishes to heart and was able to find every song we requested--even the ones in Swedish! On the wedding day he made sure the right music was being played at the right times, took extra care to pronounce everyone's names correctly, and not take up any time on the mic (besides necessary announcements, of course). All of these things combined with the planning on Nate's side made it to be an amazing night!! We are so so pleased with our experience with Nate and highly recommend him! If you have the opportunity, book Terrace DJ for your wedding or any special event, you will be glad you did!!Sent on 05/23/2018
Kimi · Married on 04/07/2018
We are so glad we chose Terrace DJ to DJ our Material Culture wedding this April! Nate was so easy to work with. My fiance and I are very particular about the music we wanted played at our wedding and like most other couples on here, wanted a DJ who could create a playlist which reflected our individuality and specific tastes. We felt confident from the first consultation at a local bar that Nate would be able to segue from 60's soul to indie rock to new wave and current dance music in a way which felt organic and seamless. At every step of the planning process he remained friendly, calm, and professional. The rates were transparent and completely reasonable and the DJ Intelligence software was fun and easy to use and alleviated any fears we had about weird requests or cheesy wedding dance songs creeping into the mix. He even downloaded and purchased songs we requested which weren't in his database. When the classical guitarist we had planned on having play during the ceremony canceled at the very last minute DJ Nate calmly assured us that it wouldn't be a problem and was able to take over without a hitch. His presence and announcements during the wedding were calm and assured and completely professional ... no wedding cheese to be found. The entire process couldn't have been smoother and best of all our friends and family stayed on the dance floor the entire night! Would wholeheartedly recommend Terrace DJs and DJ Nate to any couple, rest assured you will be in the best of hands.Sent on 04/29/2018
jes · Married on 09/09/2017
Sent on 11/15/2017
Nate was the perfect DJ for our outdoor September wedding. From the very beginning he was very professional, accommodating, and detail oriented. I never had to mention anything twice, which is a lifesaver when you are working with so many people to coordinate your own wedding!
He arrived on time on the day of, coming early to check out the space-- making sure he had adequate equipment, etc. His equipment is also aesthetically pleasing so it blends into the dance floor area. A few days before, he even asked about the wedding colors so he could dress in appropriate attire. A thoughtful detail that makes a difference for me! He even offered to help with set up since he arrived early! I was not good at picking upbeat music, so he offered suggestions and they were well received with our crowd! Music is important--it adds so much to the wedding celebratory atmosphere, and so I am very grateful to DJ Nate for providing that aspect for us. I highly recommend DJ Nate/ Terrace DJ for your event! --Jes & Brian
joe · Married on 09/02/2017
Working with Terrace DJ/Nate for our wedding could not have been a better process. It was clear from our very first conversation over the phone (Nate's responses over email are prompt too!) that he was our guy. Its very clear that Nate has tons and tons of experience when speaking with him, but despite having this background, he was absolutely flexible and willing to make our day special and unique to us, not just a run-of-the-mill wedding.Sent on 10/06/2017
Not only did Nate provide an amazing party and dance experience during our reception (the music was so good, our guests asked for the playlist at the end of the night!), but he also aided in providing audio support during our ceremony and music during our cocktail hour as well.
Having him on board for the whole day was a relief, because he had spent plenty of time with us going over the big picture stuff, as well as the details. He knew exactly what we were looking for, and if something went off-book, he could anticipate what my fiance and I were hoping for.
Folks, if you're fretting over a choosing a DJ, you can stop. Terrace DJ is it, trust me.
Gabrielle · Married on 07/15/2017
Terrace DJ was one of the first vendors we hired. We didn't want a typical run-of-the-mill cheesy wedding DJ, and DJ Nate was exactly what we were looking for! After our initial conversation, it was clear that DJ Nate was super professional and understood our taste in music. DJ Nate was so accommodating and went out of his way to read through our venue contract and call our wedding coordinator about the onsite sound system to make sure everything was set for our big day. He has a large library of music, and was willing to obtain any songs that he didn't already have. He met up with us prior to our wedding to run through all of the details, and he even made sure he knew how to pronounce the names of everyone in our wedding party, which was a little thing, but meant a lot to us. At the wedding, DJ Nate read the crowd well and got everyone up and dancing, while still adhering to our musical tastes. He was calm and collected when things didn't go exactly as planned (we forgot to do the champagne toast...oops) and kept the night moving along. We got a bunch of compliments on the music at our wedding and are so thankful that we chose Terrace DJ!Sent on 08/18/2017
Valerie · Married on 06/11/2017
My wife and I got married in June, and we were so grateful to have DJ Nate on our team! He delivers exactly what he promises - a great, completely customized experience with very little schticky DJ stuff. This was also the must chill & fun part of wedding planning for us. Terrace DJ has an online system where you can just plug in the songs you want and sort them into must play, songs we like, and songs we don't want categories. This allowed us to dance to all the songs we absolutely wanted while still allowing for flexibility so the DJ could read the crowd.Sent on 08/15/2017
DJ Nate also played the music during our outdoor ceremony with no hitches. He was really responsive during the planning process too. He always got back to us pretty much right after we emailed him. Highly recomended!
Leah · Married on 06/04/2017
On behalf of my (now) wife and I, we'd like to thank Nate in every way possible! As many engaged couples quickly find out, wedding planning can be STRESSFUL! We searched high and low and spoke to countless entertainment companies/ DJ's/ Bands and we never felt as though we connected with the person on the other end of the phone. Then came along Terrace DJ (Nate).Sent on 06/08/2017
The week we came across Terrace DJ's profile just happened to be leading into a vacation and we were extremely busy. Nate was SUPER flexible and agreed to speak with us during our 4 hour drive to the camp site. We ended up speaking for the better part of an hour and going through so many details that when we hung up, my wife and I looked at each other and agreed that it would be pointless to speak to the other calls we had set up for later in the week.
Once booked, Nate supplied a login to his website where we could add all the DO and DO NOT play songs we could think of. We also added the run down of entry music and the entire schedule of our wedding, which made everything so simple for us.
Getting to the night! Nate showed up, played every song we wanted and stayed away from anything we requested to avoid. The dance floor was packed the entire night from start to finish. We have received a ton of compliments on the vibe and flow of the music and that has everything how Nate handled himself behind the podium. It was all we expected and more. Thanks again and to anyone else who books this DJ will be getting much more than they even know. Hire Nate, he is the best!!
Alan · Married on 04/21/2017
If you care at all about the music at your wedding, and you're worried about the DJ screwing it up, then look no further. Book DJ Nate right now. Nate was so easy to work with throughout the entire process. I'm a bit of a music nerd, and my wife and I wanted very specific songs for the ceremony, cocktail hour, dinner, entrances, and reception. We weren't interested in hearing the typical Macarena, Electric Slide, Mambo #5, etc. (BUT if you are, Nate will play it). For our wedding I made it very clear from the beginning that there were certain songs we had to hear, and certain songs we absolutely did not want to hear. This included no requests from the guests. Nate assured me from the get-go that he would accommodate me in any way possible, and he did just that. Whatever songs he did not have at his disposal (such as rare live tracks from lesser known punk bands) he made it easy for me to just send them to him via dropbox. He was very responsive through phone and email messages, and professional the whole time, even when I got a bit wild with my requests and had to make some last minute changes. He was also willing to meet with me in person a couple of times, over a nice pint of beer (which wasn't necessary but totally awesome), and go over the playlist on his laptop, so we were both on the same page. No surprises. This gave me A LOT of peace of mind. The totem lighting package was nice and went well with our wedding decor. Nate also had to fill some time during our dinner hour, because the meals took longer than expected, and he did a great job playing things from his collection that matched what I had already asked him to play. The introductions were spot on. DJ Nate knows how important this part is, especially for the bride and groom, and if you ask him to read something he will do just that, word for word. He seriously was a pleasure to work with, and helped make our wedding so much more rockin' and enjoyable, and all of our guests agree.Sent on 05/30/2017
Devon · Married on 04/15/2017
I cannot speak highly enough of Terrace DJ’s DJ Nate (Nathan Atwood)! We had a weekend wedding PA. The one catch was that we wouldn’t be able to meet our DJ in advance of the event because my now husband and I live across the country in Reno, NV. This meant that we had to put full faith in our vendors (and some very helpful family members in PA) that their services would be perfect for our big day after just a few phone calls. It seems crazy now but we were SO lucky to end up with a DJ that was perfect for us considering the distance and circumstances in which we hired him (i.e. one late night phone call 3 months before our event).Sent on 04/27/2017
Nate was great to work with throughout the planning process. I enjoyed using the online planning system Terrace DJ uses - it made long-distance planning pretty painless.
Nate’s timing for all of our planned songs was spot on, and he did an excellent job introducing us, calling tables up to the buffet, introducing some family and friends for toasts, etc. He has a great commanding yet friendly voice for this and I appreciated how (as promised) he wasn’t interested in providing any other comments than necessary - he was all about the music but definitely knew how to keep the evening flowing. This was a huge help to us since we did not have a wedding planner or any other kind of coordinator for the reception. We leaned on Nate for this and he absolutely delivered.
All evening I had people coming up and asking me, “how did you find this guy? It feels like i’m listening to your iPod, the songs are so perfect for you guys!” and these comments continued throughout the night. Our guests were thrilled with his song selections and a lot of people thought that we had hand-picked the songs ourselves, which was not the case. People were dancing immediately and continued until our 11 pm stop time. I (and others) never wanted to leave the dance floor!
100% would recommend, especially if you and your family love to let loose and dance!
Kelly · Married on 04/08/2017
DJ Nate (and Terrace DJ) was absolutely perfect. I cannot recommend him/them highly enough.Sent on 04/21/2017
My husband and I had very specific criteria for a DJ. We wanted somebody who a) was professional, b) would play the music we wanted, and c) wouldn't make the party about himself by mashing songs together or shouting at guests through a microphone. DJ Nate played exactly the music we wanted (he went out of the way to find tracks that he didn't yet have), and he was a total pro in the lead-up to the day, and on the day itself.
DJ Nate also went above and beyond in a number of ways. For example, my husband and I wanted to do a choreographed dance for our first dance. But the song we chose was too long for the dance we'd planned. So DJ Nate edited the track to shorten it (seamlessly), so the song would fit the dance without anybody noticing. Example two: My father wanted to sing a song, Karaoke-style, and DJ Nate lent him the microphone, and found a way to turn the vocals down on the track so he could sing along more easily.
Before the date, DJ Nate sent us a detailed survey where we could say what kind of music we wanted, specific songs we wanted, and specific songs we didn't want. The survey also asked the timing of the reception: when dinner would be served, when the toasts would be (and who would be giving them), when we'd cut the cake, et cetera--to make the reception go smoothly. We weren't sure about some of the reception timing, and DJ Nate spoke with us on the phone (at length) and helped us work it out. Leading up, he was so easy to work with, and so detail-oriented, and so tolerant of the craziness that comes over you when you're planning a wedding.
And on the day itself, he was set up on time with great equipment, and he easily handled a few last-second curve balls. Thanks to him, everything went smoothly, and everyone had an awesome time.
Seriously, this is the guy you want for your wedding/event.
Emma · Married on 11/12/2016
DJ Nate was a perfect fit for our wedding. He was very responsive and helpful throughout the wedding planning process. When it came to the day of the wedding, he did exactly what we talked about and even adjusted to a few last minute requests. He was very professional and fit into our non-traditional wedding style perfectly. We would recommend him to anyone!Sent on 11/15/2016
erin · Married on 10/15/2016
DJ Nate at Terrace DJ was amazing! He was super helpful and understanding about me procrastinating when it came to filling out my music survey, he downloaded any songs that he didn't already have that we wanted to hear, including our somewhat obscure first dance song, and he managed to keep people dancing all night even when they was potential to be distracted by a fire pit with s'mores and an ice cream truck! Nate listened to all our wacky requests and made sure to play songs that would keep the party going and keep my guests happy. I've heard from many guests about how great the music was, how happy they were to hear the songs they requested on the survey I sent out before the wedding, and how awesome it was to be at a wedding where they didn't play to same tired wedding songs. (a direct quote from a coworker: "I've never heard 'Ruby Soho' played at a wedding! That was amazing!")Sent on 10/21/2016
Terrace DJ was much more affordable than any other DJ company I looked into and from the very beginning I was sure that we would get only awesome service from DJ Nate. I will absolutely recommend his services to anyone getting married in the future!