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The Loverly List: Best Wedding Entertainment 2024-25

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Are you looking to kick your wedding celebration up a notch? From the first dance to the last encore, the right wedding entertainment can transform your reception from standard to stunning. 
Whether it’s music bands that bring everyone to the dance floor, enchanting violinists, dynamic DJs, or even a circus act, we’ve got fun wedding entertainment vendors that will keep your wedding guests talking for years to come. 
Our selections are categorized by region—Northeast, West, Midwest, South—as well as special categories for those looking for more innovative performances.

The Best Wedding Entertainment in the Northeast

Looking for traditional entertainment from your culture? Something you can do outdoors? Or perhaps a local act you’ve been dying to meet? The East has all these and more.
2OAK Productions
Backed by over two decades of experience in the Entertainment and Event industry, we promise to revolutionize weddings with a fresh perspective and cutting-edge creativity, leaving behind those corny approaches and outdated techniques that you’ve seen from other companies. With dedication and commitment, we focus on the vision of our couples to create a magical, once in a lifetime experience Our ability to seamlessly transition between genres allows us to create a dynamic atmosphere with infectious energy to each celebration – packing out your dance floor – one wedding at a time Our insanely cool clients (2OAK Fam), are the heart of everything we do! With a personalized service leading to flawless execution, our team strives to deliver a unique experience to exceed all expectations – because every couple deserves the perfect wedding Allow us to turn your dream wedding into reality, crafting an unforgettable event that will leave your guests speechless while ensuring a stress-free experience for you. Simply show up, relax, and let us handle the magic! Basic weddings? Not our thing. When it comes to the 2OAK Experience, we’re all about bringing the heat with some serious dopeness. But why take our word for it? Experience the magic and epic vibes firsthand.
Doleto Entertainment
At Doleto Entertainment we strive to be the best. Doleto Entertainment started in New York in 2010. We wanted our private events to be fun, sophisticated, and cliché-free. Every event we create with our talent and expertise reflects your individual identity, style, and musical taste. We are always searching to make the music fresh and original. Our signature style is to never repeat the same wedding. We’re here to help you plan and put on a celebration like no other!
Élan Artists
ÉLAN Artists is the collective of performers, musicians & professionals committed to delivering highly personalized & immersive entertainment experiences. Since 2000, we've curated thousands of luxury weddings, galas, celebrations, concerts, & corporate events.
Elegant Music Group
Elegant Music Group was founded originally as Elegant Ensembles in 1987 and provided live musicians and bands. In 2015, with a high demand for DJs, Elegant Ensembles merged with AMG Entertainment and became EMG. In 2019, new ownership purchased Elegant Music Group and began restructuring the company to re-affirm EMG as a leader in the events and entertainment industry. Since that time, EMG has grown 6x and now provides luxury entertainment and production at over 1200 events per year nationwide.EMG’s core goal and mission is to provide clients with an exceptional experience from booking through event completion. Our culture is built on our core values: respect and transparency. We pride ourselves on forging memorable moments for our clients and their guests through exceptional event talent and detailed planning.
Excel Live
We want you to think beyond typical wedding entertainment. Excel Live is a DJ/Band hybrid like no other. We have uniquely combined the energy of live musicians with the precision of DJing. The DJ in Excel Live is not an add on, they’re a member of the band creating endless musical possibilities. Bring the best of both worlds to your event and create an entirely new dynamic.
Hot Mess
Hot Mess is Boston’s favorite cover band...and with good reason. An accomplished 9 Piece Ensemble boasting 5 lead vocalists, Hot Mess has been selected to perform at exclusive venues and events throughout North America and across the globe! Whether we're providing first-class music and entertainment for corporate events, charitable galas, private parties, or adding the perfect touch to your wedding day, Hot Mess prides ourselves on being able to tailor our unique blend of elegance and excitement to any event! With a passion for performance and an incredibly diverse set list, Hot Mess can curate a playlist to keep the dance floor packed no matter the event. Our high energy production can create a sophisticated party atmosphere or a full on stadium style rock show. With Hot Mess, there is truly something for everyone! But don't take our word for it, experience Hot Mess for yourself!
LJDJS Event Design & Entertainment
LJDJs is a premier entertainment and production company serving New Jersey, New York, and clients worldwide. With over 25 years of experience, our dedicated team is committed to bringing your vision to life. Whether you’re planning a wedding, corporate event, or special celebration, we specialize in ‘Redefining Life’s Celebrations.’ Our personalized approach ensures that every detail reflects your unique style and personality. From initial consultation to post-event follow-up, we tailor our entertainment and planning services to exceed your expectations. Experience the LJDJs difference and let us create unforgettable memories together.
RhythMix Entertainment
​We believe that every event is a once in a lifetime opportunity to provide an unforgettable experience. We take the time to create genuine relationships with amazing couples using our knowledge, experience and innovation to create lasting memories and celebrate love. RhythMix has something for everyone. Our goal is to work with you to create an amazing, personally crafted event that will be energetic, classy, and fun. Specializing in all things modern, RhythMix offers customized lighting options, drapery, and creative décor concepts. Our team has years of experience in the industry planning events and packing dance floors. We will be with you every step of the way. We take pride in being your partner in creating a memorable event for such an important occasion!
SCE Event Group
There is a difference between SCE and other DJ companies. It all comes down to our approach. SCE Event Group was founded by real DJs with real backgrounds in nightlife, music production, and professional mixing. That just means no cheesy audience interaction, pre-made playlists, or any other outdated techniques. We use a boutique approach to wedding and event design that’s unmatched in the industry. For us, every event is different. That’s something you learn when you’ve been hosting the best New Jersey weddings for as long as we have. So we want to give you the day you always imagined. With all the style, taste, and event perfection you’ve dreamed of.
Starlight Music
Starlight Music is the highest possibility of what live music can be, when geared for a private event. It is not a concert or a show, yet the presentation is the same caliber as headline entertainment. We are music designers, and what we do affects every aspect of an event. Starlight is a live music production company for clients who feel that music is the most important thing! Our talent is not just in the bands, but in the team that creates the blueprint for what our ensembles will do! We have chosen to offer a most premium product to our clients where each element is of the highest quality.
The Band Method
The Band Method brand was born in 2009 in New York City and later expanded its footprint up and down the eastern seaboard. Founded by Andrea Smith and Iakov Kremenskiy, a husband and wife duo, The Band Method is a collective of artist friends - all seasoned musicians and performers with a decade-long presence in the entertainment industry. The concept for the company originated from a spirited conversation about the art of performing "cover songs" and the unique interpretations each musician brings to the music we cherish.

The Best Wedding Entertainment in the West

The West Coast is a hub of artistry and talent, so there’s no shortage of wedding entertainment. Here are some of the best ideas you should consider for your big day.
DJ Works
With over 30 years of experience, DJ Works has been a part of the entertainment industry, specializing in nightlife, weddings and corporate events. He is a Current Resident DJ at The W Hotel San Francisco, as well as the official DJ for Chic Metropolitan Magazine. Past celebrity clients and corporate events include: Lindsay Lohan, Jay Z , Mark Ronson, Jake Gyllenhaal, Nicholas Cage, Mario Lopez, Metallica, Ke$ha, Tommy Lee (Motley Crue), P Sean Diddy, Derek Jeter, Barry Bonds, Ralph Gracie, GQ Magazine, Facebook, Twitter, InStyle Magazine, Google, Oracle, SalesForce, Apple, EA Sports, Sony, Goldman Sachs, and Black Rock.
On The Beat Music Agency
We’re a community of artists and event enthusiasts on a mission to make your big day your best night. With a world-class talent roster and an unlimited playlist, you’ll never have to ask if we know a song, can play a style, or get every generation on the dance floor. We’re here to transform your event into an experience that keeps your guests on their feet and leaves them raving about the occasion for years to come.

The Best Wedding Entertainment in the South

From country singers and dance troupes to cultural bands and amazing DJs, these Southern wedding entertainers are sure to deliver.
Curate Entertainment
I’m Malike. The heart of who I am is music, energy and taste. From listening to my parent’s old records to creating music myself, music has always been a part of my life. 10 years ago, when I started rocking weddings, I realized that I wanted to take the energy of the club scene and nightlife and pair it with the taste and classiness of the wedding industry. When I created Curate Entertainment, I knew I wanted to bring together a stand out team that would help me on my mission to pack dance floors and entertain people from all generations and walks of life. Entertainment is our goal and we aim to curate an event that is perfectly you.
Dave Trakz Entertaiment, Inc.
Dave Trakz Entertainment, Inc. has been part of the South Florida wedding industry for over 10 years. Creating unforgettable experiences. While remaining personable with a proceeding reputation. The northern New Jersey native is of Dominican roots. Able to navigate an eclectic array of music genres with finesse, transforming the dance floor into a dynamic tapestry of sound. Dave Trakz is one of South Florida’s most sought after wedding professionals. Beyond the melodies, a tranquil assurance. From the moment you choose the date until the day of the celebration, Dave Trakz gracefully guides every step. Streamlining with our formality planning app. If you're in pursuit of luxury wedding entertainment with a modern esthetic, you've arrived.
DJ Dayve
DJ Dayve began DJing at the age of 12. 18 years later, DJ Dayve has worked over 700 events for a total of over 2,800 hours of DJ playtime. Pulling from a life of musical inspiration including time as a pianist and a hip hop dancer, DJ Dayve doesn’t just play music; he blends just the right mix of music to create a transformative environment that leaves clients and guests hoping for a night that never ends.
Downtown Band Entertainment
From opening for Elton John & Lana Del Rey to performing for the Royal Family of Monaco...there’s a reason The Downtown Band is one of the most sought after Party Bands in the world. Whether it’s elegant cocktail music, Sinatra Big Bands, or an over-the-top dance party til the sun comes up...we make sure your DANCE FLOOR STAYS FULL and the PARTY NEVER STOPS! It’s no big secret – we realized early on that to build the BEST PARTY BAND, we needed to attract the BEST TALENT! We work with hand-picked performers who know how to capture a crowd, keep them engaged, and leave you wanting more! You’ve seen our performers on world tours with the biggest acts in music, on Late Night and Early Morning shows, and you’ve heard them on your favorite recordings. Not just your average party band or corporate live entertainment, The Downtown Band is the NEW STANDARD IN LUXURY ENTERTAINMENT for every kind of celebration.
Emerald Empire Band
We’re live music experts, wedding enthusiasts, and party starters. We’re a premium, customizable 3 to 14 piece band specializing in high-energy music for festivals, weddings, corporate events, and private functions–at a sensible price. We infuse every event with energy and fun and pride ourselves on filling dance floors.
Harp & Soul
Our specialty is bringing events and celebrations to life with live music experiences. We take instruments traditionally tied to symphony halls and the classical music genre out of the box and curate a music experience that speaks to your unique vision and musical tastes. From R&B to Pop to Hip-Hop, we work with each client to curate bespoke, luxury music experiences to elevate your event or wedding in a way that will leave guests raving about the music for years to come.
Miami DJs
Miami DJs is one of the most requested Wedding DJ companies in the country. We merge the latest technology in sound, lighting and visuals to create a spectacle that will immerse you into an atmosphere unlike any wedding you've experienced before. With a staggering 1,000+ weddings under our belt, Miami DJs has become synonymous with epic celebrations. Feedback we constantly receive: "Best Wedding DJ EVER" and "Best Wedding I've ever been to."
Our DJ Rocks
Our DJ Rocks is Orlando’s best-kept secret for keeping the dance floor full at any kind of special event. Whether you’re planning a wedding, prom, corporate event, or holiday party, we’ll pick your brain to get as much detail as possible so we can build the perfect playlist for you. (We even have an online planning system you can use!) As your DJ and MC, we act just like a thermostat, reading the temperature in the room and bringing it up or down as needed. Our goal is to make sure not only YOU are dancing, but that everyone else in the room is too.
Tommy Giaime
As a life-long music lover, I’m incredibly grateful to have kicked the cubicle 5 years ago to design full-sensory soundtracks for the raddest people on the planet. I’ve been at this for a minute and performed all over the world, but being trusted to create the vibe for the party of a lifetime never gets old - and it’s something I’ll never take for granted. "One team, one dream" is my perpetual motto. Everything I do is about you, your guests, and the way you want to remember this moment in time. Together, let’s supercharge the atmosphere of your event. I’m ready to unlock new levels when you are. Your entertainment should be as custom-tailored to you as the dress or tux you’ll wear to your event. Otherwise, you’re at risk of throwing the same party you went to last weekend. And there’s no way I’m going to let that happen. Unique is all I do. That’s because you’re the center point of both my process and performance. Expect me to arrive with a solid game plan, read the room constantly throughout the night, and make adjustments + cross genres as needed to take your party where it needs to go. Literally, all you have to do is enjoy the show. After all - it’s yours.

The Best Up-and-Coming Wedding Entertainment

Do you want your wedding entertainment to stray from the norm? Check out these innovative wedding entertainment ideas.
Based out of Long Island, NY, AMP DJ/BAND HYBRID is a boutique event company owned and operated by husband and wife team, Jimmy and Ana Salvemini. This power couple are both DJs and Singers in their own right and have joined forces to create the ultimate HYBRID experience! Jimmy was discovered and mentored by 8x GRAMMY Award Winner, Luther Vandross, who wrote and produced Jimmy’s debut album, “Roll It”, on Elektra Records. Jimmy is also a long time touring background vocalist for international Freestyle legend, George LaMond (“Bad Of The Heart”). Ana has been touring the world for almost 10 years now as a featured background vocalist for 2x GRAMMY Award Winner and Queen of Disco, Gloria Gaynor (“I Will Survive”). Having performed everywhere from Radio City Music Hall, Dick Clark’s New Years Rockin’ Eve in Times Square, to festivals and corporate events in Paris, Dubai, Singapore and countless other global destinations, the Salveminis were looking for an innovative way to bring that same quality of showmanship and professionalism to YOUR special event!
Noah Grey Music
Noah Grey Music is a boutique event company founded by industry veteran Josh Greyson. Josh has over 18 years experience providing music for thousands of events in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Florida and beyond. He has performed at the finest venues in the world and at parties for names like Kurt Busch, Donald Trump Jr, Steve Spurrier, Rachael Ray and many more.
RedLine Entertainment
Welcome to Redline Entertainment, where your wedding dreams become a reality. As Tulsa's go-to for comprehensive wedding entertainment, we've evolved beyond DJ services to offer you a full spectrum of entertainment solutions. Our mission? To transform your special day into an unforgettable celebration. Dive into a world of premium wedding entertainment services designed to make your special day truly unforgettable. From custom DJ services to elegant lighting designs, engaging photo booths, and soulful live music, we offer everything you need to celebrate your love in style.
As the night winds down, what will your wedding guests remember the most? With the stellar lineup of entertainment options from our list, they’re sure to recall how much fun they had on the dance floor! 
The wedding entertainment choices we’ve showcased bring excitement and flair, ensuring that your big day is not only beautiful but also brimming with energy. So go ahead, choose your favorite, and let them turn your wedding reception into a spectacular event!
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