"Thank you so much for being our DJ at our reception, you were great! We received tons of comments on your song selection & everyone enjoyed the music. You made our night so much fun! We will recommend you to everyone. Thanks again." - Harry & Kari Marley
"Todd and I want to extend our sincere thanks to you for helping to create a perfect and memorable wedding. There were MANY compliments on the music selection and you kept our guests entertained (well...maybe it was just Cooper's fancy feet work! :) ). We couldn't have asked for a better DJ Matt...thanks!" - Kristi and Todd Curtis
"Nick and I just wanted to thank you for making our day so incredibly special. The music was fabulous and we are not sure we could have picked a better DJ. You worked with us on the play list and everyone had a fabulous time. Who knew the dance floor would have been packed from beginning to end? Thanks again for your services; we both give you an A+ for the night! We will be recommending you to any of our friends." - Rachelle & Nick Pirotte
"Thank you so much for entertaining at our wonderful and so surprising Anniversary party. You did a great job & everyone had a great time dancing, especially the kids. We appreciated it a lot." - Bev & Les Welch
"Johnny and I just wanted to say thanks again. We had a blast at our reception and so did everyone else. We got a lot of compliments about how good the DJ was." - Stephanie & John Johnson
"Josh and I just wanted to thank you for the awesome job at our wedding reception. It was so fun and I liked that all age groups were dancing all night. Thanks for staying the extra hour, we weren't ready to end the night! We would recommend you to anyone wanting to have a fun DJ!!!" - Ann & Josh Lapp
"As chair person of the gala I would love to comment. Matt was awesome, easy to work with, and he entertained the crowd wonderfully. He had them all out on the floor doing all the dances. I would recommend him to everyone looking for a DJ. Thanks Matt you were awesome and fun!!!" - Marcia Munger (Bras for the Cause Chairwoman)
"Jim and I wanted to thank you for making our daughter’s graduation party, from graduate school, such fun! At first I requested that we keep the music a little lower and you did great with that so family and friends could visit and talk but my Dad said, “let the DJ do what you are paying him to do” and the dance floor was packed the rest of the night and we all had such a great time. Thanks for letting family and friends request music too! I’ll be sure to recommend you to friends!" - Patty Hible
"Excellent performance and very professional attitude/approach. You played good music and had a great flow of songs. We enjoyed the progression though the decades. You rock, literally. Thanks for making our evening memorable!" - David & Emily Lantz
"Ryan and I wanted to thank you for being such a great DJ! From the first day we talked about our wedding until after the wedding was over, you were very helpful with answering any questions we had. The music was very energetic and was always perfect for the situation; it got a lot of our family members on the dance floor (who we never thought we’d see dancing)! We had a great time, the music selection and organization was much better then we could have ever hoped! Everything went so smoothly! Thank you again for your wonderful services and helping to make our wedding day so special; we both were so happy! We will definitely recommend you to our friends and family." - Stacy & Ryan Vogelgesang
"I just wanted to send a quick thank you for the amazing job you did on Saturday. I received many compliments from my guests on how the music was great and the DJ did an awesome job. Thank you for making the day extra special!! Thank you again" - Jessica & Rich Bucklin
"Matt, on behalf of the Perry High School Class of 1992, 20 year reunion attendees, I want to tell you that we were extremely happy with your service. You were prompt, you played the music we requested, kept the crowds attention and made our reunion very memorable. We've already recommended you to the reunion committee for the class of 1993 as they'll be holding their 20 year reunion in 2013. Thanks again for helping to make the evening wonderful and fun for everyone. " - Stacy McKee (Perry High School Reunion Organizer)
"Darren and I would like to thank you for making our wedding reception perfect. The music was exactly what we wanted and the requests we made, you were happy to play them as well. The kids sure loved dancing to the music and the adults enjoyed listening while still being able to chat to others. It made the evening very nice! Thank you again for a fantastic evening!" - Kristin & Darren Weets
"Planning a wedding is always stressful, but planning our Des Moines wedding, from where we live on the East coast, brought a whole new onslaught of challenges. However, the only thing that NEVER caused us any worry was our pick of you for a DJ! Since we didn’t know of any DJs in the area, we went out on a limb and decided to choose you after meeting you at a bridal show, even though we had never heard/seen you work. But from day one, you made us feel confident that you would give us the experience we were looking for and throughout the whole process, you did not disappoint! In fact, you went out of your way to assist us in any way you could.
You were so gracious to answer all of my (many, many) questions and so helpful with helping us figure out what would work best for us in terms of timing and song choices. You even went above and beyond to help make out-of-state situation easier. For example: since we couldn’t just drive to our reception hall when questions arose, such as “where should the bridal party enter?”, you were great with ideas and suggestions.
What I am most grateful for is that you made the whole experience about me and Kyle. You kept the night moving and the activities on track without stealing the show and you tailored everything to what me, Kyle, and our guests liked. Thank you so much for being so wonderful to work with and for making the big night so amazing! (I know that’s long (I just have so many good things to say!)." - Elizabeth & Kyle Kovanic
"Thanks for making our special day fun for all of our guests. You did a great job entertaining our diverse group of friends and family from beginning to end." - Megan & Christopher DesPlanques
"We want to thank you for taking the time to get to know us. You did a wonderful job of making our night, a night to remember. We appreciate the fact that you took the time to plan our play list with us and help us map out the reception order so it would flow smoothly. The music was fabulous and everyone enjoyed themselves.
You knew when to play slow dances and when to play upbeat music to keep the dance floor full. You even added the conga line that encouraged more people to get up and dance. We both give you a five star rating! Thanks again for making our night a special one. We have already recommended you to our family and friends and will continue to do so." - Amber and Tausha Allen-Cosimo
Matt, I just wanted to take a minute to thank you for the amazing evening that you created for Jennifer and Kent. Once again you were just remarkable to work with. You’re a wonderful combination of professionalism and a world class DJ, fun yet non-intrusive! At this point all I can say is thank you from the bottom of my heart and I would (and will) wholeheartedly recommend you to anyone planning a wedding or a special event. Again, thank you – Sue Kmet (Mother of the Bride)
"Thank you very much, once again, for DJ'ing our event. Your introductions were very solid. You also kept the flow of the reception going as well as keeping the interests of our guests. We would recommend you to friends and families for future events." - Alicia & Matthew Adcock
"Cody and I are so glad we were able to book you as our DJ! Guests approached me throughout the night complementing our music choices, and we had to let them know it wasn’t music we had picked out, but just our great choice of DJ! Thank you so much for a great event! I never wanted to stop dancing! We will most definitely refer you to others." - Chelsea & Cody Richards
"Chris and I greatly appreciate how easy you were to work with when picking music. We also appreciated how quickly you responded to e-mails, how well you fit into our budget, and you were very pleasant to work with throughout the entire process.
We had one major request- to keep the music levels reasonable- and you were perfect! We also had family and friends email us a week after our wedding complimenting you on the great job you did—on the music volume and the types of music played! We will be recommending you to everyone in the future and thank you again for everything!" - Bethany & Chris Gillespie
"Thank you for doing such a great job at our wedding. Everyone had a lot of fun and Luke and I had a blast!
The flow of the night went very smoothly and timely to make sure we had time for all those important moments. The music was a great variety and the dance floor seemed to be full most the night! Everyone seemed to love the song choices! You did everything very well, thank you!" - Heather & Lucas Davis
Grant and I loved the music that Matt played, he took our requests and expanded them; making the night awesome! Matt was so flexible with working with our requests and with being our emcee, going with the flow of the guests to make the best of the night! I am already recommending Matt to friends for their events! The night could not have gone any better. - Alicia & Grant Smith
Thank you so very much for helping us celebrate our special day; we were completely satisfied with the job you did and can not thank you enough. The phone conversation we had a couple weeks prior outlining all the details was great. You pointed out details that we hadn’t even considered. The night of we completely felt at ease and just went with the flow without any worries.
We ended up selecting several great vendors, but you were absolutely the one we would consider the best overall value. (professional, organized, entertaining, affordable) We would absolutely refer you to friends and family for future engagements. - Amanda & Matthew Wilhelm
Let me also express my gratitude and appreciation for your help this weekend. You wouldn’t believe how many people came up to us throughout the night to tell us how our wedding was one of the most fun weddings they had ever been to. Thank you so much for making our night a fun and memorable one!
You were the definition of professionalism and we really enjoyed letting you do your thing and were thrilled by the great atmosphere you created. On top of being a great DJ, with excellent song selections, we also felt that you are an amazing MC personality. Definitely one of the main reasons we chose you was your ability to interact with the crowd.
Your timing for each part of the ceremony and reception entrance was also perfect. We didn’t notice any technical issues and feel that you are really a professional in your field.
We really enjoyed working with you throughout the process, especially the follow up calls and flexible pricing which was fair and exactly what we needed and nothing that we didn’t.
Thanks again for everything. As you know the music really makes or breaks a party and we couldn’t be more happy with choosing you to run the show!
Andrew & Kate Buckley-Yang
Matt was punctual, and did a great job announcing throughout the evening like wedding party entrances.
He tried to play songs to get people involved in dancing –since we lost people to the great outside weather and Tiki Bar
He was Professional and called us before the event to do proper planning and gave us options. Most importantly he made us feel like we were important. - Kari & Brock Rouse
We were so thrilled with Advent Entertainment, Matt made a point to get to know my wife and I and to get a feeling for the kind of music we liked, but beyond that he knows how to read a room and select music that will make everyone excited to dance to.
He did a wonderful job leading the reception, he was never over the top and made sure the evening was about us and not himself. We have already recommended him to friends and we will continue to do so in the future. Thanks Matt! - Kendall & Alyssa Meade
We greatly appreciated the flexibility provided by playing music at our ceremony and reception. You provided the opportunity for requests and played enjoyable music. It was very easy to work with you and communicate which helped provide for an easy going event. We really appreciated your services! - Chris & Michelle Hayes
We could not have dreamed up a better DJ for our wedding. Matt was the BEST in every aspect. He knew exactly the mood/tone we were going for, was extremely professional but personable, as well as reasonably priced. We didn't have to worry about a thing. I've had several guests tell me separately that it was the best music at a wedding that they had ever been to, including their own! We can't say enough kind things about Matt and his services. - Megan & Mike Trawicki
Matt provided the music for our wedding reception at the Des Moines Art Center, and my bride and I absolutely recommend that you hire Matt for your event. Not only was Matt’s music equipment stellar (it sounded great!), but of great importance, Matt provided us with much comfort and guidance during the planning of our event. Rather than simply ask for a list of songs, Matt worked hard to get a sense of both of our musical tastes and preferences, and he absolutely mixed every one of our diverse list of requested songs into an evening that flowed happily with constant dancing.
My first impression of Matt, from his website and our first conversation, was that Matt would provide a very personalized mix, and that he himself would be vested in the success of the event. I was right. He did, and I absolutely would hire him again. - George & Polly Davenport
We were very happy with your service at our wedding reception. You did a great job playing the variety of music we requested in an order that kept everyone engaged and dancing. Our hope was to have a dance party and that’s exactly what we got, with songs that kept people dancing until the end and that attracted those people to dance who don’t normally dance.
When our guests made requests you did everything you could to find the song and play it, which added even more variety and life to the party. We liked that you checked with us to confirm a request if needed. One guest told me she kept thinking of songs to request, but the next song you picked would be that song! A great reading of the crowd; we got really positive comments on the music from all of our friends and family. Thank you! - Elizabeth Corson & Manuel Lopez
Caitlin and I could not have been happier with the services that Matt provided. At the last minute he was able to provide us with sound for the ceremony which was much appreciated. I would say the best thing about Matt was his flexibility but at the same time his willingness to come over and tell us that we need to move on to the next thing. If it weren’t for him we would probably still be there shaking people’s hands. We thank you for your services and will undoubtedly be recommending you to others. - Caitlin & Ian Zimmerman
Matt did a fantastic job blending each song together, playing our requested songs, and keeping those who were on the dance floor for numerous songs in a row. We thank you so much for the entertaining atmosphere you provided, and the majority of our guests seemed to agree as well. We would absolutely refer your services to others. - Tyler & Danae Mollenkamp
Matt's DJ/MC services were second to none. From the first time we contacted Matt after reading other great reviews on local wedding websites to the day of, Matt was always diligent and professional. He communicated his thoughts for the wedding reception flow very clearly and made us incredibly comfortable that the logistics of the reception would go smoothly - he was right!
From the coordination of guests to be attentive to the happenings of the wedding party, dismissing dinner, announcing dances and speeches to making the party come alive well into the evening with all ages on the dance floor, we couldn't have asked for a more exceptional DJ/MC to play at our wedding. Matt offers incredibly competitive pricing compared to others we looked at in the central Iowa area and was worth every penny. Thanks for making our evening truly special, Matt! - Josh & Mattea Hill
Matt was an integral part in making our wedding celebration flawless. I believe the sign of a good DJ/emcee is needing little interaction during an event and that is exactly what we got. In a night when there are a million things going on for the newly weds, it was certainly nice knowing we had one less thing to worry about in terms of music.
Matt contacted us prior to the wedding to establish exactly what we wanted during our reception, and he executed our desires to perfection. Once the dancing started, it was rocking all night long. It was a great feeling the following day and weeks later when guests were still telling us how much fun they had, and I’d like to thank Matt for his contributions in making that happen. - Colton & Sarah Smith
Laura and I want to thank you for everything that you did to make our night perfect. We had several special occasions and dances due to Laura’s father passing, and you not only handled it well, you hit a home run. There was not a dry eye in the room for the father daughter dances and we can’t thank you enough for helping keep all of my plan a secret and helping me pull it off. You did an awesome job keeping people up and dancing, it was a great night and people are still talking about it over a month later. - Laura & Nick Siedelmann
Kelsey I and would just like to thank you for your services. From the day I contacted you about my upcoming wedding to the day of the wedding the communication was outstanding. Wedding planning can be extremely stressful, and I can honestly tell you that you made this portion of the planning easy and stress free. The music variety was fantastic. . Also, it’s easy to see you have great passion in your work and efforts to please your customers, and that goes a long way. Once again, thank you very much for everything. - Josh and Kelsey Shollenbarger
Matt provided excellent song selections throughout the evening, both in terms of playing songs we requested and filling in with selections of his own; many guests commented on loving the music. He also took an appropriate number of requests, which the guests really appreciated! We absolutely would recommend Advent Entertainment to our friends and family. - Emily & Ryan Eton
Andrew and I love to dance and have a good time with our friends and are so very thankful for Advent Entertainment for making our day one that we won't forget. The diversity in ages cutting a rug TOGETHER was awesome to see. You were so fun and flexible with the schedule for the day and I got to sit back and enjoy your work. Many of our guests complimented on how diverse and entertaining you were. Thanks again for an amazing night full of good music and good times. - Andrew & Beth F.
Matt came to DJ for our wedding and it was FANTASTIC! The night went so smoothly and he was so entirely accommodating to our needs. I would recommend him to anyone! He was kind, professional, communicative, and had the best blend of music to get everyone out on the dance floor. He added to the magic of the night for sure! - Martha & Brett Ray
______________________________________________________________________________________________________My husband and I were so incredibly impressed with Matt and Advent Entertainment. I really had nothing to worry about on my special day, and as a bride that was incredibly important. Everything we asked for was done and things we had never considered were brought to our attention, which really helped our reception be the best it could be! Our reception was full of people who asked us about our DJ and how to book them! Thank you for making our wedding day the night of our lives! - Katie & Steven Steigleder
Sarah and I would highly recommend that anyone considering a DJ for their wedding go with Matt. Matt was flexible with us and wanted the event to go off in the exact way we wanted. He was highly communicative throughout the entire process and gave us a good idea of what to expect. The music sounded great throughout the entire night, and a great mix of music was played to keep guests of all ages happy. Everyone had a great time, and the dance floor was packed from beginning to end! Both Sarah and I are thankful for everything you did to help make our night special. - Sarah & Tyler Nullmeyer
Matt had a great flow of music throughout the evening. The mix from our first dance through the rest of the evening was very smooth and the sound system was excellent. Matt took requests which our guests greatly enjoyed. He also worked with us and even brought 2 sound systems, one for our ceremony and one for our reception which put our minds at ease. We had a great time and thought the event went very well. We would refer Advent Entertainment to our family and friends. - Morgan & Nathan Worley
We were very pleased with Matt. He did a great job making sure we were
organized and prepared for the event. Eric and I are not dancers, so Matt
had quite the task to get people to stay on the dance floor. He did a great job
reading the crowd and knowing how to keep people entertained. We would
absolutely recommend him to friends and family in search of a DJ. - Katie & Eric Taylor
Alex and I are so glad we had you for our wedding reception DJ. We were looking for someone who knew what they were doing, loved what they did, could give us advice, and ultimately make our reception a good time. Matt did all that and more. After my first conversation with Matt I knew he was our guy. He has a passion for what he does and knows what he is doing. He also was very receptive to anything we were or were not wanting. He catered our night to us, our music liking, and our guests.
Matt watched the time to keep on pace for first dances, cutting the cake, garter/bouquet toss, and dances. It was so much fun! I have recommended Matt to everyone I know and want everyone else to know how great he is! - Alex & Bree Mullington
Matt was great to deal with. He is excellent at what he does and would hire him again for sure. - Dilara Peterson
I would absolutely recommend Advent Entertainment to others. Matt was very thorough and open in communication even when we were planning from out of state. His professionalism and obvious experience helped us realize/discuss some parts of the reception we hadn’t thought of. His expertise, kindness, communication, price, and super fun performance made for a really stellar experience.
Even months later, Vince and I agree that one of the best parts of our wedding was seeing all of our friends dancing until the very last song of the night, and that is all thanks to our amazing DJ! Matt did a killer job having a variety of songs (including the Anniversary Dance, which was so lovely to have an opportunity to celebrate not just our love, but all of our guests’ too), helping guide us through the flow of events, and above all made it so stress-free while we planned our wedding all the way from California. If you are looking for both extensive expertise and fun, you have found the right guy! - Anna & Vince Carpenter
Thank you so much for being an Amazing DJ at our wedding! You were super helpful at communicating with me. Thank you for making our day one to remember, we couldn't have done it without you! - Kyle & Marissa Stevens
We had no idea of the logistical side of things during the wedding day and had not thought out the small details, especially with the bridal party arrival to the reception. Matt did a fantastic job helping us figure out the details of that moment, and went above his job description. His organization and experience gave us peace of mind. - Olivia & Jacob Hilton
Matt was very friendly and definitely figured out what music we liked and what the guests liked. His additions to the songs we requested fit in great. Guests didn’t want to leave after the night was over. We had to encourage people to board the trolley to go home. Some of our guests said that it was the best wedding they’ve been to. Matt definitely has a personality that fits the profession. We’d recommend him to anyone. - Kathy & Ian Weivoda
Matt was excellent with communication before and during our event! He made sure to walk us through what would happen before the big day and kept us in the loop during the event. He was so kind, flexible and helpful it made our day so much easier. He has a wonderful speaking voice and has a lovely sense of humor. I would recommend him to anyone I know having a wedding or party!
Thank you so much Matt! - Karli & Andrew Sampson
Everything that I can think of went extremely smoothly. Even a few songs/requests I had made came to life that I had completely forgotten about made those dancing moments that much more special. Very well put together and everyone had an amazing time dancing to all the songs. It seemed to me to be a very upbeat and happy time all night long.
I really appreciated the requests that were made right there in the moment (like a song dedicated to dancing with my grandpa) were extremely important to me. I never thought of doing that ahead of time, but to be able to adjust to that so quickly and allow me to have that special moment will always mean the entire world to me. On another note, everyone loved the enthusiasm and fun that you brought to the night and all the songs! You brought so much fun into the atmosphere which made for the perfect night. - Mercedes & Caleb Goodale
We had such a large age range of guests at our wedding, and anytime you
looked at the dance floor, Matt had people dancing! We were concerned people
wouldn’t dance and the dance would be a flop. Not in this case! There was
always someone out on the dance floor. Matt had a variety of songs and dances
for every age range. Matt was quick to go with the flow of our wedding, and he
matched everyone’s energy. When the dance floor was packed, he kept it
going. He was able to read the mood of our guests and kept people dancing,
which is something we really wanted for our wedding. Matt was also able to
accept requests from our guests and played some of their favorite songs.
Matt really kept our reception moving and grooving! - Ali & Jake Ney