Member Since: 11/14/2011
My fiance and were very particular about the vibe we wanted for our wedding. From our first meeting, John was attentive to our concerns (nothing cheesy, no ad hoc requests from our family, reasonable price, etc.). I was impressed with how professional he was - he promptly sent me a summary of our initial meeting, which included notes about our wants and even how we met - it proved he had the attention to detail we needed. His pricing was very competitive and with the inclusion of a few stellar upgrades (using his wireless microphone for our Justice of the Peace during our Ceremony), we decided to hire him.
From that point, John continued to be nothing but prompt and professional - he made contact with me (the bride/wedding planner) every few months to ensure I had what I needed from him at that given point of the planning process. About a month before the wedding, we had our final few meetings (via email, due to my crazy work schedule). He shared his vast music library and had us complete a worksheet about how we wanted to be announced, when, if we were doing a cake cutting, etc. This helped us determine our final timeline. Since we only met face to face once, I was a little nervous what our wedding night dance party would end up like, but John delivered - our guests were so happy with him and did not leave the dance floor until it was time to go home. He also followed our worksheet to a "T" - said all the right things, played all the right music, etc. Some things of note that I really appreciated from John on our wedding day: He showed up with plenty of time to get set up, meet our caterer/day-of-coordinator, and even wrangled an unruly Ceremony musician when my fiance and I could not deal with it. He was dressed professionally and had great appearance and presence - something I think is very desirable in a focal point (DJ) at your big day. Although we had asked not to take requests, when there was a lull in our dance party (due to my lame music choices), he showed flexibility and understanding of our main goal (for guests to dance & have fun) and played great music the rest of the night. The bottom line: John is extremely professional, a joy to work with, prompt, poised, and works hard to understand your wedding vision - and then ensuring it is realized! I highly recommend him.
Member Since: 8/10/2012
I can't compliment John Dudley enough about his DJ services! He came recommended to me by multiple friends and knew I had to contact him. From the first email to our wedding day John was nothing but professional and an absolute ball to work with! He was so easy to work with- from the handy wedding planner, to quick emails, to helping us with our song selections, John made us feel like we had been friends with him for years!
John took time to really get to know us and that reflected in each song choice he selected for us! He made sure that what we wanted played was played and that we were having the time of our lives at our wedding! He has a great display and fun lights to really engage people!
I can't rave enough about John! He is a sure thing when it comes to events and weddings!
Member Since: 9/6/2011
John is a phenomenal DJ and an unrivaled Master of Ceremonies who moonlights as a benevolent, personable philanthropist.
In short: his musical transitions were seamless, his song choices were spot on, and he tirelessly entertained guest(s) well through the night. He is responsible for the amazingly intimate uplighting and the guest-favorite photo montage. I thought I had developed a personal bias, but guests are still calling me for his contact information.
Hope this helps and CONGRATS BRIDES+GROOMS!
Member Since: 4/18/2013
John is an AMAZING DJ and absolutely wonderful to work with! He helped make our long distance wedding be fabulous! John paid attention to the needs and details we wanted for the entire night. He is very personable and wants to make you happy as it is your day! Our guests had a blast and he kepy everyone on the dance floor all night long, meeting the requests and needs of all! John was AWESOME and we highly recommend him for your wedding or any other special occasion you want to be a fabulous night!
Member Since: 12/27/2011
DJ John was recommended by our day-of coordinator and we're glad we went with him. John took the time to get to know us as a couple which led to a fun ceremony and reception. We met in person at first to go over the basics, then filled out a detailed questionnaire to iron out the details and had a phone conference closer to the event to make sure names were pronounced correctly and to fill in any holes.
We had a crazy idea to play the football game on a TV near the bar and John did all he could to make that happen. We wound up playing a reel of our engagement photos which turned out great and people loved it- just noting that John has the capability for personal touches and will work with you on them.
My husband's dad even mentioned that the music wasn't too loud which is a common complaint the hotel staff receives for weddings.
Overall John really took into account the fact that we wanted a fun atmosphere and he made that happen in a very professional way. I would definitely recommend him to my friends.
Member Since: 10/22/2011
John was amazing! From the first time we spoke on the phone thru the end of the event. He was nothing short of phenomenal.Friendly, courteous, reliable to a T, that when he was running late for our meeting a few days before the wedding and did not have my contact info on him, he had his wife call me to let me know, which was so appreciated! He had both my husband and I at ease from the start and delivered exactly what we had hoped for. I had wanted to have "different" or contemporary music playing for the bridal party and brides procession and the recession, that I really was not sure if it would work, and would translate. John assured me it would work and make it not only perfect but seemed effortless. John was recommended to me by a friend who is a wedding planner and I can not thank her enough for introducing us. Truly outstanding and a large part of why it was the most magical day of my life.
Member Since: 8/14/2011
My husband and I got married in September and had the best time at our Wedding!! DJ John Dudley was referred to us by a friend who had been to many weddings where John was the DJ. He honestly was so great to work with, he had great suggestions on things we were unsure of. He was extremely organized not only with the music but making sure he was communicating with my other vendors so that everything came together smoothly. My guest had a blast and everyone complemented how much fun they had dancing. I truly feel a DJ can make or break your wedding and John really made our wedding a night to remember!!
Member Since: 10/11/2012
John was a major part of creating the exact vibe and ambiance we dreamed to have at our wedding. Before the event, he took the time to learn exactly what we were expecting and our musical tastes, and he did it in a way that caused my husband and I zero stress and minimal time. He asked precise questions that were easy for us to answer but apparently were very telling. We wanted dinner music that was laid back with blue grass and classic american folk, but we also wanted a raging dance party that lasted all night long. We got exactly that! We didn't know what to pick for an intro song or a cake cutting song, and he gave us a short list of absolutely perfect options that were so "us" and made it easy for us to make the choice. When it comes to dealing with a bride and groom, John really gets it--he's professional, kind, attentive, and easy to work with. If you want a DJ that plays music that is "you" to a T, and can also get every person old and young out on that dance floor, John is your go-to guy!
Member Since: 10/19/2011
John was absolutely wonderful to work with!! From our first meeting up until the wedding, he was VERY helpful and always quick to respond to my inquiries. The music at the wedding was just perfect. He played the genres that we asked him to play as well as specific requests. Our dance floor was packed all night - both older and younger guests. I highly recommend John for your wedding or other important function!!
Member Since: 12/21/2010
John was recommended to me by my sister who is a wedding planner. He did a great job. Played everything we wanted at the ceremony and at the reception. We wanted our wedding to be a big party, and John truly made that happen. He played all the songs that we wanted, and made sure that everyone was up on the dance floor having a good time. I would highly recommend him to anyone that asked!
Member Since: 12/15/2010
We had John Dudley as the dj for our wedding on May 5th and I cannot express what a wonderful time we had! John made all of the planning leading up to the wedding extremely easy and stress-free. He is well-organized and all of the events at the wedding went exactly according to plan. He carefully listened to all of our recommendations and perfectly captured the mix of songs that we were hoping to have played. Our guests still rave about the great time they had at the wedding!
Member Since: 1/11/2010
We were initially reluctant to hire a DJ at all, but we are so happy to have found DJ John Dudley! He played all of our requested songs, and avoided the cheesy songs that we didn't want. He did a perfect job with all of the announcements and has a great voice. We received complements about our DJ selection from all ages of guests as he played a delightful mix of oldies and popular music (as we requested). He really stuck to his promise that he would make our day the way we wanted it. I would happily recommend him to anyone.
Member Since: 5/17/2010
DJ John Dudley is as professional as they come. He was always available and happily willing to assist with me during my wedding planning process! He was easy to communicate with; very personable and kind. The day of my wedding he was calm and friendly, he made me feel at ease and flawlessly executed his DJ services. I especially appreciated that he called me ahead of time and practiced the pronunciations of my wedding party. I had a day wedding, so naturally my guests were less inclined to get on the dance floor in the broad daylight, but thanks to John's talent and expertise with keeping the crowd engaged, my dance floor was occupied the entire time. You won't regret choosing John for your special event! I certainly don't!
Member Since: 8/11/2012
John was great from our first meeting up to our wedding day and beyond. Ultimately it came down to personality and comfort level with the DJ we were going to use. John sat down with us on our first meeting and we knew he was what we were looking for. He was able to read the spread of our guests and played a great mix to please everyone from cocktail hour up to the last dance.
His personality and organization mixed with his taste for the right music for the right crowd makes it easy for us to recommend him for any special event.
Member Since: 8/14/2012
John did an unbelievable job at our wedding. He was friendly, easy to work with and very professional. He listened to what we wanted and outperformed our expectations. It’s a month after our wedding and people are still raving about how great our DJ was. I highly recommend John and will absolutely use him again.
Member Since: 5/18/2008
Entertain New England is always at the top of my list when I reccomend a DJ to my clients.
DJ Dan kept the dance floor packed, brought a GIANT photobooth that was a big hit with guests, and made two of the younger ladies at the party super happy with their requests, letting them play DJ and even making balloon princesses!
As someone whose worked with MANY Boston DJ's, you can't go wrong with Entertain New England!
-Beth Rolfe, wedding planner
Something Borrowed, Something New Events
Member Since: 6/4/2012
We had the privilege of working with DJ Dan at our Omni Mount Washington wedding on September 14, 2013. To say we had a blast does not do his performance justice! Entertain New England not only provided our music, ceremony through reception, but hosted our crazy fun photo booth AND Dan shared his balloon art talent with my 8 year old daughter! He was a hit all the way around and his team was professional and incredibly friendly! We would absolutely recommend this team to anyone looking to have a good time!
Member Since: 9/21/2012
DJ John Dudley does not disappoint! He is a true professional and an absolutely great DJ. My husband and I selected him after reading other killer reviews and seeing some of the videos of other weddings he had done. We could not have been happier with this choice. Not only was John SUPER prompt and organized with his communications with us, he helped to keep everything in order on the big day and helped keep us on track with our timeline throughout the night. He played all the songs we wanted, was willing to stay for longer than expected, and even made sure that the bridal party was doing okay throughout the night. I could not have asked for a better wedding DJ - thank you for an amazing night, John!!
Member Since: 8/29/2007
I would hire John Dudley again in a heartbeat. He is an awesome MC, DJ, and overall great person. He is laid back and not obnoxious like some DJ's- no ego problems LOL. He took a lot of personal time with us to plan our wedding and even gave us a planning sheet, met with our wedding coordinator, etc and suggested some great tunes for our special day. My husband and I can't thank John enough for his services and would recommend him to anyone in need of a great DJ. His prices were extremely reasonable and competative with other DJ's we checked out.
Member Since: 8/2/2013
What an amazing DJ I highly recommend John he was so helpful very professional gave lots of great suggestions even joined us on the dance floor for a few of the group dances by the end I felt like I new John for a long time don't miss out on a great friendly down to earth DJ :)
The purple lighting he has is amazing he had all my guests up on the dance floor !!!
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