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Meghan · Married on 06/05/2021
Amazing DJ, MC, Guitarist, and Singer :)
Shawn was wonderful to work with. He met with my husband and I twice: once to get to know each other and see if we would be a good fit and second to review our details for the big day. He arrived early to our venue with his assistant to make sure everything was set up properly and made our day seamless. He made it clear that if we wanted him to stay longer, that also wouldn't be an issue and we could even ask him the night of which I thought was extremely flexible of him. He took detailed notes on our must plays and when it came time to start dancing, he hit a lot of them. When he went off course, he was fully accepting of my request to stick to our requested era/genre of music and got right back on track :) He also played guitar during our cocktail hour and killed it! He performed at my brother's wedding too, and never disappoints. Great job, Shawn! Hope to work with you again in the future!Sent on 06/15/2021
Cassandra · Married on 10/10/2020
The perfect DJ and musician
You should not pass up the chance to work with Shawn. I cannot say enough about how wonderful Shawn was during the entire experience. We booked Shawn when we imagined a 100+ person wedding with hours of dancing. But as the pandemic changed all plans, Shawn was still down and excited to do our more intimate 20 person ceremony. He was very flexible and helped us work through how we could change our music experience with him to curate the relaxed atmosphere we now wanted. I'm so happy we decided to still have a DJ at our intimate wedding, especially that Shawn was that person. His acoustic music was an absolute hit (definitely get this option!) and he made sure everything else ran smoothly. He helped create an atmosphere that was relaxed and casual, exactly what we wanted. If you want a DJ that will basically roll with any changes, make things run smoothly, give you a perfectly curated experience no matter the amount of people or atmosphere you want, and make it so you really do not have to worry and can enjoy both the music planning and the day - Shawn is your guy. No matter the experience you are looking for, Shawn will make it happen and you will not be disappointed.Sent on 10/16/2020
Gretchen C. · Married on 09/09/2020
We had the best experience with Shawn providing the music for our Sept 2019 wedding ceremony and reception! He paid close attention to what we wanted and didn't want, and thanks to him the dance floor was full all night.Sent on 12/05/2019
Angel S. · Married on 08/01/2020
We loved Shawn! He has a great personality and very easy to talk to. He listened to what we wanted and made it happen. Everyone loved the music he played and the mirror booth. I was a nervous wreck at some points in the day but he made me feel more comfortable and was very reassuring. Which to me is above and beyond. He is very genuine and caring. We highly recommend and would definitely hire him again.Sent on 08/11/2020
Susan · Married on 02/05/2020
Terrific DJ and guitarist
Shawn, Many thanks for the wonderful job you did at my daughter's recent wedding at Blantyre. Many people commented about how perfect the acoustic guitar was for the ceremony and how the dance songs you played during the reception were spot on. You were a true professional and a pleasure to work with!Sent on 05/14/2019
Katherine S. · Married on 12/31/2019
Great company to work with!!
Amazing service, fun, and kept the party going!! Photo mirror was an absolute hit!!Sent on 01/03/2020
Rachel · Married on 12/14/2019
This Dj is truly the greatest of all time! We were actually recommended him from a venue we didn’t end up working with. They had brought up the differences in quality djs, and used him as reference of what to look for. So I quickly followed up that meeting with an email asking for his contact. When we did sit down and meet with him we could tell from his energy and passion he was what we were looking for. There are so many choices when you are planning for a wedding and this was the easiest one we made. Do yourself a favor!Sent on 05/15/2020
Nicole R. · Married on 08/23/2019
Hit the Jackpot!
My husband and I hit the jackpot with our wedding venue and vendors. Quonquont Farm in Whately, MA provided a preferred vendor list, and it was from that list that we found Shawn Santanello with Viren Entertainment. When we first reached out, our wedding date was originally booked with him. He was so kind and helpful, and recommended several other DJs that he knew would be good choices for us. About a week later, he reached back out and said the wedding fell through that he was originally booked with, and that he’d be happy to meet with us. Since that email, we had a couple face-to-face meetings with Shawn and several email conversations leading up to our big day. He’s so professional, and we knew we would not need to worry about a thing on our big day. Shawn played acoustic guitar in the apple orchard setting of our venue as guests arrived, played our ceremony music in the orchard, then transitioned inside for cocktail hour and the reception. We had him play guitar and sing for our dinner hour, and it was exactly what we always dreamed we could have at our wedding. Shawn was such a huge part of our big day. We genuinely enjoyed the process with him from start to finish, he made everything stress-free, we found him to be very reasonably priced for what he was able to provide, and he set the tone for our magical day. 100% recommend Shawn with Viren Entertainment!Sent on 12/07/2019
Hali C. · Married on 07/13/2019
Shawn is the Best!
Shawn is incredible and committed to his craft. We used him to play acoustic guitar during our ceremony and first dance and as the DJ at our reception. He spent the time to get to know us as a couple, our music preferences, and our vision for the entertainment at our wedding. He is a talented musician who took the time to learn and perform songs we requested. Shawn is also a talented DJ, who was able to work within certain sound restrictions that our venue had. Beyond making sure everyone had a great time on the dance floor, Shawn was also super fun to work with.Sent on 08/04/2019
Malaina L. · Married on 06/08/2019
Wedding DJ/Acoustic Set
Shawn was so great to work with! He was fun, extremely knowledgeable, and incredibly talented. He did an acoustic set during our dinner hour that our guests are still raving about! Plus he had everyone out on the dance floor for the entire night! He is the absolute best!!Sent on 09/25/2019
Claire · Married on 05/18/2019
Shawn is incredibly talented!! He performed acoustic guitar and vocals for the cocktail hour at our wedding and he absolutely blew us away with his talent. He ran straight over from the ceremony area and began playing such beautiful music, and he has an amazing voice! For the reception, he DJd the entire event perfectly! We wanted an up to date, fun vibe and from the moment we met him we knew he was exactly who we were looking for! He kept everyone dancing all night long! He also worked with us to help make announcements so we could get some special group photos which we are both so grateful for!! He helped us find the perfect songs that showed who we are as a couple and had the best ideas! We also rented his magic mirror photo booth which was awesome, all of our guests loved using it! It’s not your typical photo booth so it was fun to have something different! Without Shawn our wedding would not have been the same! I have never danced so much in my entire life and he really made it the best day ever!!! You won’t be disappointed!Sent on 05/31/2019
Nicole · Married on 11/24/2018
He’s the best!
Shawn is so good at what he does from playing the guitar to singing to being a Dj and keeping people on the dance floor and having fun all night. I highly recommend him for any occasion. We hired Shawn for our wedding and he did such a great job!Sent on 03/03/2019
Jenna M. · Married on 10/27/2018
Shawn is amazing !
Shawn is absolutely amazing! I would recommend him to EVERY bride/groom looking for a dependable DJ for their wedding. Shawn literally does everything - sings (his voice is incredible), has the amazing mirror photo booth, uplighting, and is amazing behind the dj table .. most of all his personality is just the best. SO down to earth, hard working & constantly make sure you’re happy. We are so happy with our decision in having Shawn be apart of our wedding day!Sent on 11/27/2018
Rachel B. · Married on 10/21/2018
Best. DJ. Ever!
Shawn is an absolutely phenomenal DJ and all-around person! We were lucky to see him DJ another wedding and knew we had to book him. He is very friendly and flexible. He met with us for a couple hours to get to know us and our music preferences and more info about the plan for the wedding day. He did a great job coordinating with the venue and other vendors. He played an acoustic cocktail hour and played our first dance. We also used the Magic Mirror photobooth provided through his company and it was a big hit! We recommend Shawn to anyone looking for the perfect DJ!Sent on 04/08/2019
Alicia · Married on 09/28/2018
I cannot say enough good things about Shawn. From our very first meetinf we knew immediately he would be our DJ - he was down to earth, made us feel comfortable, and shared his ideas/thoughts based on what type of music we (as well as our guests) liked. On the day of, Shawn kept the party going strong all night & we received so many compliments for family & friends about how much fun they had!Sent on 11/08/2018
Ellen · Married on 08/12/2018
We hired Shawn to handle all the music for our wedding at Quonquont Farm and he did a fantastic job! For some reason, the DJ was the one part of our wedding that we were nervous about. It seemed like if the DJ didn't match our style or taste, then the whole night could be thrown off. Luckily, Shawn totally came through for us!Sent on 08/17/2018
Shawn handled the sound for our ceremony, including the music and making sure everyone could hear the officiant. He also played recorded music during cocktail hour, dinner, and through the end of the dance party. We requested a blend of music - old and new - to make sure all our guests would dance and have a good time. Shawn did an excellent job of pulling this off. We couldn't believe how quickly people took to the dance floor and stayed there all night!
We didn't get the chance to meet him before the wedding since we live in California, but his communication was top notch and we never had to worry. In the end, we are so glad we hired Shawn and were so happy with how everything went on our big day!
Heather · Married on 06/30/2018
Unbelievable! choose Shawn!
I stumbled upon Shawn online while struggling to find a good dj for our wedding in June 2018. I didn’t want just a typical DJ that played typical wedding reception music. When I saw that Shawn sang at weddings and performs dj services I was interested. I watched him sing onyou tube and I was hooked immediately. I was so worried eh was going to be booked for my day. I called him right away and he got back to my witching just an hour. I was so happy to have Shawn perform at my wedding. He played acoustically while we walked down the aisle, and he sang our first dance, I changed the song about 3 times and each time he never steered me wrong, he gave me good feedback on my choices to help me decide. He sang it BEAUTIFULLY. But I wish I wasn’t dancing so I could of just stood and listened to him! His dj services were amazing. He catered to our style and taste and nailed it spot on. He was very engaging with my guests and bridal party. We loved it. His mirror photo booth is super cool and none of my guests had ever seen anything like it. They had a blast. Thank you to Shawn and viren entertainment for playing a huge roll in making our day the BEST. We’ll never forget it. Your getting 5+ star services and quality when you hire Shawn!!!Sent on 06/19/2019
Sarah · Married on 06/23/2018
Shawn is the best in the business, very professional but down to earth and fun! We met with Shawn twice before the wedding and both times it felt as though we were talking to a friend. Our last meeting before the wedding we spent most of the time laughing (which was what we needed a month before the big day).Sent on 06/28/2018
Shawn exceeded all of our expectations at the wedding, everyone was dancing all night long and begging him to stay and play just one last song. The dance floor was packed and he knew exactly what songs to play when to keep people dancing and having fun. I had a few do not play requests and even with guests asking to play those songs he politely told them they were off limits and kept the bride happy!
I highly recommend Shawn to anyone looking for a DJ, he truly loves what he does and it shows. He is very responsive and answered all of our questions and even gave us some helpful tips. Thank you Shawn for your part in making our wedding day memorable and FUN!
Courtney · Married on 06/02/2018
Shawn is just terrific. He was one of the highlights for our wedding. I've been told endless compliments from my guests. He sang our first song beautifully and we trusted him with each and every need. He helped make this stressful planning process much easier! He played a great playlist and made our every need come to life. Our dance floor was never empty, and I mean about 4 hours of endless dancing! I cannot thank Shawn enough for all of his hard work and dedication for making our wedding truly perfect.Sent on 07/02/2018
Kerri · Married on 11/17/2017
Planning a wedding is no easy task and can be completely overwhelming. And most of the time, it goes without saying that your DJ can either make or break the entire feel of the evening. Hands down, Shawn MADE our wedding top notch and an unbelievable night to remember, for not only my husband and I, but for every guest attending!Sent on 03/26/2018
When I met Shawn, I knew instantly that we didn't even need to explore any further options for our big day. As a wedding planner, I saw many things I did and didn't like from DJs. But Shawn's unique talent offers the full, and completely unexpected, package.
My husband even looked forward to our planning appointments!! Which made one step of the wedding planning an absolute breeze. The connections Shawn makes with his couple's leading up to their big day is incomparable and the best way to know, going into the big day, that you won't have a single worry once you hit the dance floor.
Shawn wears many hats in his role, and makes the day just how you wish it to be. From DJ'ing to singing accoustic with his guitar, or the magic mirror photo booth to his touches of uplighting, and an overall comfort behind the Microphone to run the evening smoothly - he is worth every penny. His customization for learning and singing a song of your choice is mesmerizing, and took our breath away to have such an intimate moment during our First Dance. He went above and beyond during cocktail hour, completely surprising our guests when they found out he was not ONLY a DJ!
His presence is engaging for the entire crowd and he makes it look easy. We are forever grateful for his dedication to our Wedding Day, as we truly saw him in his element with true passion, making his hard work, our best day. We love you, Shawn!!!
Maureen · event on: 10/29/2017
Everyone that attended the post-wedding party was amazed at the entertainment provided. Viren Entertainment demonstrated the highest level of professsionalism and understanding of the group's demographic. The music was perfect because of the choice of artists and in the volume. So often the music creates a bit of a distraction to whatever is going on at the time, but this music became an integral part and moved the party along beautifully. Shawn was outstanding and helped to make the party most memorable. I cannot imagine anyone else providing what Viren/Shawn did.Sent on 11/29/2017
Carol · Married on 10/28/2017
Working with Shawn was not only easy (he did everything) but fun. He was open to our musical tastes, and somehow got everyone dancing all night. He is very highly recommended!Sent on 11/28/2017
Becky · Married on 10/14/2017
We love Shawn! Shawn was AMAZING to work with. We only met a couple times via Skype before our wedding, but Shawn knew exactly what we wanted (and didn’t want). He did an awesome job playing acoustic guitar and singing during our cocktail hour and then really got the party started as our reception DJ. Our guests raved about the music and were thrilled at the awesome mix of old and new, fast and slow. Our wedding was the best night ever and we had a total blast dancing the night away.Sent on 10/15/2017
Justine · Married on 10/07/2017
Shawn is an absolute pleasure to work with!! He helped my husband and I so much in deciding certain songs that we just weren't sure what to do. lol He is so down to earth! He played such a great selection that so many people were dancing, including my 70 year old grandmother. We also did his Magic Mirror Photo Booth and that was such a hit at the wedding!!!! Shawn also sang for our cocktail which was amazing!! he did a fantastic job!! Shawn is definitely your DJ for your event.Sent on 11/28/2017
Nicole · Married on 09/29/2017
The mirror photo booth was well worth the money! It was the highlight of our wedding and a great memory when we got a flash drive of everyone’s photos!Sent on 11/28/2017