"I'm so grateful for Dakota at Amplify. He was beyond helpful to my fiancée and I. It was only a week or two before my wedding, and I only had one song picked out. Just one. It was awful. Luckily we had Dakota. Dakota was able to give my fiancée and I a lot of different song suggestions for every type of dance that we would be doing come wedding day. Dakota stayed in touch with us up until the day before the wedding to make sure we had everything picked out and finalized. On the day of the wedding everything went perfectly. Dakota did a fantastic job with all of the music! Everything we had picked out (even all of the last minute songs) was played. He even recommended a good dancing spot outside on the back porch of our venue that moved all of our dancing guest outside into the nice weather. He was very sweet, professional, fun, and easy going. I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a good wedding DJ!! Thank you so much for everything Dakota!"
Brittany + Sam
"Amplify Entertainment was AMAZING!! Dakota played exactly what we wanted while keeping the party going. My wedding was a week ago and I'm still hearing from guests how great the music was. Fantastic company; the process was super easy and they were great to work with. I would highly recommend this company!!!"
Emily + Matt
"You seriously CANNOT go wrong with Amplify! Nate is great at getting the process started and they make it so easy with how organized it is. They have a really awesome PDF file that is so detailed and really helps with planning not only for them but for you also! Dakota was our DJ and he was AWESOME!! He literally did everything we asked and read our crowd perfectly. He knew exactly what to play to keep people on the dance floor and our party was 8 hours long!!! 😳 That was a hard task but he made it happen and there wasn't a minute the dance floor was empty. Also, all their equipment, lighting, monogram feature were top notch and all looked and sounded great! Use Amplify, I promise they won't disappoint!!"
Morgan + Ryan
"I have nothing but positive comments for this DJ service. Nate responded to my initial email so quickly! My initial meeting with Nate was extremely informative and I left with zero questions. Once I selected Dakota as my DJ for the event, communicating with him was extremely easy! Dakota was the best DJ I've ever experienced, and he captured the feel I wanted for our wedding. Nate and Dakota were extremely flexible if I had any changes or updates to music we wanted. Also, they were very professional and I could tell that they know how a wedding is supposed to go! My husband and I have a very broad range of music we like, and Dakota made it all flow very well. If I ever need a DJ service for anything else, I will be going with Amplify Entertainment!"
Hannah + Josh
"My maid of honor was doing the task of DJ research and reached out to many of the areas DJs. Nate's response was immediate and the most professional. He was very kind via email and I knew just through emails we were going to choose Amplify. Dakota was our DJ. He was kind and soft spoken and at our first meeting was very respectful of my lack of preparedness. The day of was a blur- but Dakota was calm and was open to our changing schedule. By the end of the night, Dakota was like one of our bridal party members. He treated us like family-not like someone paying him. He kept the party going and his experience showed as he suggested we so our send off again so our photographer could truly capture the moment. He was awesome with our other vendors. Our musicians traveled from out of state and Dakota was awesome working with them through their songs and perfecting it. Our photographer was also from out of state and Dakota worked very well with our photographer! Hands down, AMPLIFY!!"
Heather + Marc
"As we were wedding planning, literally everyone we talked to highly recommended Amplify Entertainment, and after working with them I completely understand why! Nate was fantastic to work with, and he gave us some great resources that really helped us to figure out a wedding timeline and the songs we wanted to have for the special dances. Dakota was our DJ, and he was truly amazing. He was so helpful in our wedding planning meeting, and he was so patient with us when we were being really indecisive! He had so many great ideas. The day of the wedding he made everything go so smoothly. He was so responsive to our requests and he played great music all night long. The up lighting was beautiful and really transformed the room. I could not recommend Dakota, Nate, and Amplify enough!"
Martha + Allen
"We loved working with Nate and Dakota. They were extremely knowledgeable about music and weddings in general. Dakota did an excellent job DJing on the day of. Our reception was so much fun! Amplify Entertainment came highly recommended from every vendor we worked with, and we're so glad we had them DJ at our wedding!"
Jessica + Tyler
"Amplify Entertainment was more than we could have asked for from a DJ service. Nate was the absolute best from the very beginning and all the way through the end. We knew right after our initial meeting we were going to book Amplify Entertainment and that it didn't matter which DJ we ended up with because they were all clearly trained to be the best. They are able to provide their own recommendations based on their expertise but are also completely open to whatever you want to do. You can have them pick out your entire playlist, or you can pick out your entire playlist yourself - it's completely up to you. Our DJ was Dakota and he was fantastic! He listened to all of our requests and got on the mic and dance floor with us! In fact, Dakota played beyond past the time that was stated in our contract. We didn't realize how late it was at the time... the party was going that good and Dakota didn't want it to end either, so he just kept it going! Highly recommend this company and Dakota!"
Lindsey + Todd
"If you don't have Amplify Entertainment as your DJ for you wedding or any event you are having you are missing out!! I am so taken back and impressed with this group. Not only are they super professional and nice, but they are so organized! And not to mention they are VERY affordable. Our DJ was so detailed. He gave us a package where we can write specifically what songs we wanted ahead of time. He also scheduled a 1 on 1 meeting with my husband and I prior to the wedding to make sure everything went smoothly. They were flexible on the payment methods and our DJ even asked how he should dress to our wedding! I could go on and on but the truth of the matter is that we received so many compliments on our DJ from our guests. Everyone was dancing the whole time it was incredible :) Thank you so much Amplify for being one of the least stressful vendors for our wedding and delivering the best party ever!!"
Carolina + Ryan
"Amplify Entertainment was the best addition to our wedding. They catered to all our requests including my request to have the father/daughter dance fade out of the sweet, sentimental song, and fade into another a more lively song to get people out of their seats and on the dance floor! Dakota did an awesome job! They were very professional and did a great job going with the flow--Our wedding party was a few minutes behind, but Dakota went with it and continued playing the genre of music so the guests could continue to get seated and the wedding party arrive. Awesome DJs and I'd recommend them to anyone!"
Janeann + Jacob
"My wife and I hired Amplify for our recent wedding and we were very happy with how they handled everything. During the planning stage, Nate was very easy to work with and helped us figure out which package would be right for us and then customize the experience within that package. Dakota was our DJ for the actual wedding and he was very professional and helped make things go smoothly, and everyone seemed to enjoy his music selection. We highly recommend Amplify to anyone in need of quality DJ services for an event."
Krista + David
"Great Crew! I had an awesome wedding. Dakota really catered to what we wanted. He wasn't constantly trying to keep us on schedule (You'd be surprised how bossy some DJ's can be). We were 30 minutes late to our reception because of pictures, but some how we got everything done that we wanted to, and the timing seemed to flow really well. He even made sure the bride and groom ate something! He had all the music we wanted, even the indie stuff. I couldn't have picked a better DJ!"
Kelly + Brad
"Dakota and Amplify Entertainment were great. We were VERY pleased with everything! Thank you!"
David + Doug
"We were very happy with Amplify Entertainment at our wedding! Their team was very personable, easy to work with, and had a detailed questionnaire to make sure our favorite songs and genres were played. Our DJ, Dakota, was really friendly and helped to get our guests pumped and out on the dance floor. I did notice that we didn't hear as many songs for our older guests (we had a large crowd of young adults). Overall, we had a great time and our guests did too, would highly recommend Amplify Entertainment!"
Haley + Chris
Clients Review Dakota
Hey there, I’m Dakota! I started my journey in the wedding industry for a local wedding venue. I put out tables, chairs, and took care of the facilities, but I never attended any of the weddings I set up for. That changed when I met the owner of a local rental company and was hired. Now I was attending weddings at other venues as well as the one where I was employed, and one thing I noticed was that every vendor at these weddings was usually pretty stressed out. That is except for some of the DJs. The good ones were having just as much fun as the crowds they were entertaining. I then witnessed a DJ who had an entire wedding crowd singing along to the music! The energy between the crowd and that DJ was such a positive force that I decided right then being a DJ was what I wanted to do and the company to work for was clear. Today, I am proud to be a part of three top-notch wedding vendors in the Tallahassee area: Terri Smith Details, Goodwood Museum and Gardens, and now Amplify Entertainment!
What is your favorite song to get people on the dance floor?
Wow this is a doozy! Allow me to first explain the backstory to my answer. My first official wedding was one in which the couple was more mature, and the crowd was an older, more reserved group. Everything was going smoothly until we got to dancing. For the first two songs, not a single soul would touch the dance floor, I could see the crowd grooving and tapping their feet but no dancing. As I was searching for a song to get this crowd on the floor my hand slipped and Dancing Queen by ABBA started to play. I have never seen a dance floor fill up so quick before or since then! We pride ourselves on making every wedding unique and focused on the individual, but it’s pretty safe to say you’ll hear this song in my playlist when dance time comes around.
What has been your most memorable wedding experience so far?
Imagine this, three young DJs in training on their own for the first time, now cue disaster in the form of rain, flooding, and restricted indoor space. With most of the family and friends coming in from out of town we knew we had to get this right. Working closely with the other vendors we took a wedding that was fast approaching and helped our clients and their guests have the time of their life. The bride, her father, and the groom did not leave the dance floor for the entire event — nearly three hours of non-stop dancing! But what makes this the most memorable wedding is at the end of the night the father of the bride came up to all of us to hug us and thank us for such a wonderful time. The feeling that followed was better than any tip we could have received.
With three jobs you must work all the time!
Sometimes it can feel that way but when I’m not helping to make the magic happen for couples you might find me under the hood of a vehicle, laid back on a beach, or off in the woods with my truck. Born and raised in Tallahassee, Florida, at just 20 years old I haven’t seen it all yet however I learn more with every event I am a part of. Are you ready for me to amplify your event?