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Bands and Ceremony Music and DJs in Howell, NJ,

Esteem Entertainment

Plaza 205 Route 9 North Suite 37
Howell, NJ, NJ
Services: Bands | Ceremony Music | DJs | Login to save vendor
(732) 490-5607
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4.8 out of 5
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  • 54 Reviews


    Brett

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    5 out of 5
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  • Look, I know it seems lazy to mark 5 stars across the board for a review, but Esteem Entertainment absolutely deserves these high marks. Their team was absolutely dynamite for my recent wedding. They were fantastic with communication back-and-forth to ensure that they sent the right DJ accounted for all specific requests (attire, lighting, and playlists for dinner and dancing). Music and emcee services are something that can ruin an event, but you are paying for peace of mind with Esteem, because they are, in every sense, professionals. And if you're fortunate enough to have DJ Mike work your event, you're getting the best of the best... he's an absolute legend!

    Samantha

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  • We had Dominic Longo as our Wedding DJ, and he seriously could not have made the night any more amazing! He's great a reading the crowd and the dancefloor was packed for most of the night. I was blown away by the level of energy he elicited from everyone. I highly recommend Dominic, as he also assisted in making the night run smoothly, and I couldn't have imagined a better day than the one he helped to make happen. If I ever need a DJ in the future for any reason, Dominic will be at the very top of my list!

    Maria

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  • The band was great! So many people told us that they made the wedding fun and others who would not normally dance did!

    Carly

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  • My husband and I had the Esteem All Stars for our wedding as well as a pianist for our ceremony and cocktail hour at our September wedding a few months ago and they were incredible! I had my heart set on a band but so many of them are completely cost prohibitive. I had almost given up when my mom came across the Esteem All Stars and sent me the link. I was a little nervous at first because we live in NYC which made it challenging for us to attempt to see them live before booking, but we decided to take a chance based on what we saw in their video clips and are so glad that we did! We emailed back and forth with Dominic Longo who was always available to answer our questions and were amazed when he shared a quote that was reasonable. We had some special requests for our ceremony music- I wanted to walk down the aisle to a song from Hamilton and my husband and I had a plan for a surprise flash mob to Canon Rock during our recessional. No request was too big (or too strange) for them and t... Read more

    Grace

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    5 out of 5
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  • DJ Dominic is fantastic! First of all he has a voice of gold. He and his brother worked with us to deejay our ceremony and our reception, (including a trivia segment!) and our guests really hit the dance floor. Afterwards people said that we really knew how to throw a party! He was a super emcee and kept the night moving along. Planning what music we wanted to play was easy and he advised us on our music selection. And the price point was spot on. Thanks, Esteem!

    Kelly

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  • DJ Dominic came recommended from a close friend of ours whose wedding we had attended and had an absolute blast dancing the night away, so it was a pretty easy decision. Outside of a great dance party, he was just genuinely AMAZING to work with, from answering (very quickly I might add) all of my random questions to providing "smart" guidance on a non-typical wedding. THANK YOU!! We had a blast.

    Diane

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    5 out of 5
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  • Hi Dominic. Just wanted to thank you for your willingness to travel to Virginia and for all that you did to make our wedding party so much fun. I continue to get feedback from our guests about how much fun they had and many have said it was the best wedding they had ever attended. Guests love a beautiful venue, great food (and wine!!) and, of course, great music. I believe we had all three and I thank you for your role in that. As you could see, our friends and family like to dance, so the music was really important. I also appreciated how you dedicated the songs to each of our couples and spaced them out perfectly throughout the event. I will gladly recommend you to whoever I can. Diane

    User6994495

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  • I provided a list of songs- a long list- to play and also not to play. They did a fantastic job of sticking to the list while keeping everyone on the dance floor!

    Sheree

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  • Esteem Entertainment, YOU ARE THE BEST!!! You certainly helped make our daughter's wedding reception a "superb" party. The music, talent, and crowd interaction was outstanding. We couldn't ask for more. Jack Goodman knows how to do weddings! The add on of DJ Dominic added another layer of entertainment bliss! Thanks to Jack, Dominic, and the other 9 musicians! You made the #mccabeweddingbash an awesome time!!Just do it! Book Esteem Entertainment!

    Monica

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  • We booked Jake's Rockin Country Band and Dominic from Esteem Entertainment for our wedding August 19th and could not have been happier. I highly recommend them as a combination because collectively, they were able to fulfill all of our expectations - and with a guest list of 350, we had a lot of requests. Dominic was invaluable as an MC. He was able to feel the crowd and improvise as any and all weddings require. He even showed up a day early to scout the venue and get a better understanding of what the evening would entail. He was willing to go above and beyond the call of duty, and as the bride, I truly cannot imagine what we would have done without him. As far as the band goes - country music is certainly their forte. I was sad that I didn't get to meet or work with Jack, whom I worked with initially to create a contract. Also, another band member became very I'll and was unable to make it last minute, but band and DJ were able to improvise accordingly and they even re-imbursed us ... Read more

    Rachel

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  • Great band! Awesome music! Did a great job learning our song ! Great price !

    Sam

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  • Jack Goodman and his office were a delight to work with. We chose Esteem Allstars and went with an 8 piece band and one musician for the ceremony and cocktail hour. They didn't miss a beat! Jack gave us a reasonable price while every other band vendor we got quotes from would have required us taking out a second mortgage. The ceremony music was perfect, the band learnt our first dance song which otherwise was not in their repertoire and did a beautiful job of it. We gave them a list of songs as a guide to go by and they totally nailed it with the atmosphere we were trying to create. They knew exactly what we wanted from our reception like true professionals. The band even let my father play a couple songs with them - which made his night. Couldn't recommend Esteem Entertainment more so.

    Victoria

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    4.2 out of 5
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  • This dj was recommended by my venue. We set up a contract & after I had some details changed & we had to essentially re-write our contract. They were completely flexible & the added cost of extra time was nothing compared to so many other vendors I looked at! I also had emailed them to confirm deposit dates & song lists & they were very informative of the schedule & gave me the opportunity to begin my song list early so that I have plenty of time! would definitely recommend. My only negative is their location in relation to where I live & where my venue is. We're in Southern New Jersey & their main office is in North Jersey, approximately a 2 hour drive away. Thankfully they worked with us through email & phone calls so the distance did not appear to make any difference!

    User6932079

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  • Great music! Professional musicians and easy to work with.

    User6879434

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  • My husband and I were terribly disappointed in Esteem, and found their band leader, Jack, completely unprofessional. When Jack was trying to win our business, he was always available and accommodating. However 1 month prior to the wedding when we wanted to finalize details of both the ceremony and reception, he was completely unavailable. He was unwilling to find time during the week despite being offered weekday/weekend/morning and evening hours stating he was “too busy”. A week prior to our wedding day he emailed that he was unable to obtain sheet music for the songs we had requested 6 weeks prior. When he finally managed to give us a call, it was from the car, and he had none of our paperwork available (which Esteem had requested), instead reassuring us that we were dealing with “professionals” and that everything would “be fine”. The day of the wedding, Esteem messed up the ceremony (played the incorrect songs at the incorrect times) in addition to the introduct... Read more

    responded with the following comments.

    Thank you for choosing Esteem Entertainment From our perspective it was a great party. We apologize that you were unhappy with the services provided. The dance floor was packed and everybody had a great time. We went above and beyond to work on new songs and cultural songs, which we played all of them. We also were able to do all of the announcements in Ukrainian. The bride spoke with our band members and expressed her gratitude to our singers and the band. We also had a packed dance floor and the band received generous gratuity. This comes as a surprise. We attempt to make ourselves available as much as possible. We have regular business hours and also gave some times when we were available outside of those hours. The musicians spent hours writing the arrangement for no extra charge. We also purchased sheet music at no extra charge to make sure the brass selections were played as close to the original as possible. We have played hundreds of multicultural weddings. All Ukrainian songs were played as time allowed. All announcements were also done in Ukrainian as requested. The dance floor was packed and the band received a generous gratuity, signifying that we played what the crowd enjoyed The band would like to thank you for the opportunity to play and congratulations on your marriage.

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