"Dakota with Amplify Entertainment did an outstanding job as the DJ for our wedding! He created playlist that matched our wedding vibe and our personalities. We got to preview some of the playlist he created through Spotify. The music was just perfect for the cocktail hour and reception, not too loud, but fun. Then the dance music was just what we had asked for. Our reception started late, but Dakota did a great job communicating with us about what to cut out of the reception to ensure the send of was on time. Communication was great all around with Amplify Entertainment. They provided microphones, speakers, etc. and were very flexible when we had several change of plans. I would highly recommend Amplify Entertainment!"
Christy + James
"A great party! We used amplify for our ceremony and reception. Our DJ was Dakota and I feel like he really understood the vibe I wanted. He stuck to our “do not play” list but still had a great variety and our guests had a great time."
Julie + Matt
"Amplify was amazing to work with. The process we went through with them to select a DJ, meet with the DJ to discuss the wedding details, and the DJ's quality of work during the wedding ceremony and reception ensured that everything ran smoothly and without any stress on our parts. Nate, the owner of Amplify, talked us through the whole wedding packages offered, and we never felt pressured to overpurchase anything--he just helped us select exactly what we needed without going overboard. He also guided our selection of our DJ (Dakota). The DJ services provided by Dakota in the leadup and during the wedding ceremony/reception were top quality. Dakota knew the wedding plan and kept in communication with the wedding party contacts, the catering staff, and the photographer to ensure that everything flowed seamlessly. In fact, we got compliments from guests that this was the smoothest wedding they'd been to--our thanks to Amplify for making that happen. And the music--we had so much help from Amplify to select music styles, artists, and specific songs to create a musically cohesive event. We were guided by Amplify to really think through each wedding component. We truly felt the benefits of having a talented DJ create a playlist based on what we love, while also keeping the music throughout the night contextually appropriate to the cocktail hour, dinner, and dancing. For the special moments, Dakota played every song right on cue. We are so lucky to have been able to work with Amplify for our event."
Ryan + Bobby
"Amplify Entertainment went above and beyond for our wedding! Dakota ensured that everything was coordinated perfectly for our ceremony and reception. Everyone had so much fun, and I can't thank Dakota and Amplify enough for our perfect day!!"
Amber + Alex
"SO MUCH FUN!! My wife and I had the chance to work with Nate and Dakota for our wedding a few weeks ago, and they were outstanding. Dakota, our onsite DJ, just nailed the music selection. Both young and old were out on the dance floor the whole evening. We purchased the the ceremony and reception package and it worked perfectly. Because our ceremony was outside, and the reception inside, Dakota even was able to provide a satellite setup for music as guests transitioned locations during the cocktail hour. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts Amplify for providing the soundtrack to our wedding day. One we'll never forget. All our love, Kai & Lindsey"
Kai + Lindsey
"Dakota was our DJ in our wedding. We had a blast. Even tho we had a lot of latin music requests since it was an American/Argentinian wedding, he manage to mix the music and kept all guests dancing for many hours. Great communication since day one, very easy and comfortable to work with. I would recommend Dakota 100%. Thank you for making our night so perfect and fun!!"
Valentina + Nick
"Dakota went above and beyond to make sure everything was perfect for our wedding. There was always someone on the dance floor, and he matched our music taste with the guests still being involved. 10/10 would recommend to everyone!"
Laura + Frank
"Choosing Amplify Entertainment to DJ our wedding was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding reception. We highly recommend them! They are absolutely worth it. Communication with them was excellent from day one. They were always flexible and understanding of busy schedules, our time zone differences, and were always very conscious of the wedding planning process we were going through. Their online system worked great for information, setting up meetings and easy online payments. They helped us figure out what choice package would be best for our type of reception, and were never pushy about adding any extras that we were not interested in. It’s was truly a great experience and a pleasure to work them. We got matched up with Dakota, who just absolutely exceeded our expectations. Dakota was experienced, organized, super easy to talk to and very patient with us, all our questions as requests. He was able to help us figure out details we had not thought about before, made great suggestions and was able to do exactly what we asked of him. He was dressed very well and looked sharp for the occasion. Dakota was also able to use a lot of the music we added to our Spotify playlist with suggestions we liked and must-play songs. He was also a great listener and was very receptive to our idea of what we wanted the evening to feel like. He had a great sense for the crowd and made sure everyone had a great time. We were really relieved and glad to have him there. We did all the planning ourselves and did not have a wedding coordinator for the day, just pre-delegates tasks and going with the flow the rest of the time. We tried to keep things as uncomplicated as we could. Somehow it all worked out and Dakota was able to help us make sure we did all the things we were supposed to, including having a good time! I can’t say we would have remembered we had a cake to cut if he had not called us to do it. He was wonderful! We really can’t say enough good things about him. Overall, I would say that Amplify Entertainment is an absolutely excellent vendor to work with and will highly recommend them to anyone planning an event. We feel the service we received was beyond our expectations. Thank you Amplify and thank you Dakota!"
Luisa + Quinn
"Thank you so much for being the best DJ/MC ever! We loved every moment of our wedding and you had a huge part in that, from the ceremony, to cocktail hour, to the last song and group hug (which was one of our favorite moments of the weekend)! That was such a special ending to our wedding, we can't thank you enough. Our family members kept telling us how much they were enjoying the music throughout the night and our friends had a blast!"
Lauren + Trevor
"Amplify Entertainment is top notch! Excellent customer service, timely communications, and talented staff. Dakota created a wonderful atmosphere for our recent event and brought great energy to the party. Definitely recommend the amazing lighting to add to your party/event. Thank you Nate and Dakota!"
"Nate was so helpful from the beginning, even through us changing things up an moving our date months ahead! Dakota was our DJ and he was great! He was able to decipher what music we enjoyed listening to, my husband and I don't always like the same music so he did really well combining the two and went above and beyond our expectations. We recommend Nate and his team for any and all of your DJ needs!"
Amber + Chance
"Great staff and service! Nate is amazing and we loved Dakota as our DJ! Amplify puts a lot of thought and organization into their events. I would highly recommend Amplify Entertainment to anyone needing a DJ service."
Kelsey + Tal
"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
Hi I’m Dakota, if there’s one thing you should know about me it’s that I love a challenge! As a matter of fact the love of a challenge is one of the biggest reasons I got into the wedding industry. When I was younger I had problems being social and speaking in front of people, at some point between 18-19 years of age I grew exhausted with handicapping myself and decided to pursue the most intense social career I could get into. Over the years I have worked as every type of vendor from the venue team to the planner/design team to entertainment and beyond. My combined experience totals more than 500 weddings and events in the North Florida area. The one thing I’ve learned is that there is no one thing that applies to every event. To quote a mentor of mine, “You should never stop learning and progressing as a person and a DJ, I still take away something from every gig and if I ever stop learning then I’ll quit.”
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.