Room Decor Uplighting
Room Decor Uplighting is a set of lighting fixtures inconspicuously placed throughout the ballroom that project decorative beams of light from the floor on to the walls. Please contact a Sounds Abound Entertainment Consultant for more information or to create a custom uplighting package other than those listed below.
Full Room Uplighting
- Up to 18 Color fixtures placed around entire room
- Available to DJ clients only (price reflects discount)
Head Table Uplighting
- Up to 6 Color fixtures placed along one wall of room
- Available to DJ clients only (price reflects discount)
What Clients Say About Sounds Abound Uplighting
Sounds Abound provided the DJ, photo booth and up lighting for our wedding on 5/4/19. They were amazing! Everyone was super helpful and professional. They were willing to work with us to get a fun design on our photo booth pictures. Geoff, our DJ, was AMAZING! He was able to read the room and kept the dance floor going all night long. I would HIGHLY recommend working with them.
May 4, 2019
Craig was a fantastic DJ at our reception!
We first heard about Sounds Abound at one of my best friend’s wedding a few years ago. He had a lot of good things to say about them so after we got engaged, we checked them out. We were really encouraged to see that if we went with Sounds Abound we could pick our own DJ as long as they were available. After reviewing all the videos online, it didn’t take us long to recognize that Craig Mohler was the DJ and MC we wanted for our wedding.
We got a chance to meet personally with Craig at their Naperville office. Craig is a very calm, cool guy. He’s someone that is very likable guy with a sincere desire to make your wedding day special. After some introductions and funny banter, he started to share his extensive background and different approaches he has done for various receptions. He then asked us what we wanted and hoped to have for our reception. He talked about our tastes in music and style of reception we wanted.
From the very beginning through the reception Craig was always communicating with us. He always made us feel like our wedding day was at the top of his list. He offered a lot of good ideas and recommendations, especially around the type of music during dinner. We thought more slow, instrumental music was best but Craig suggested music a little more upbeat and he was right.
Craig showed up hours before the cocktail hour and had our choice colors all decked out with the wireless up-lights that were very cool to see. The cocktail hour went very well and he did a fantastic job getting us all to lined up and prepared for each of our entrances. He handled all the special dances like a pro. He came up to us a few times during the night to see how things we going and we couldn’t have been more happier. We had issues with some other things that went wrong that night, but never once did we ever worry about or be concerned over Craig at Sounds Abound.
We were so thankful for Craig and will always recommend him to anyone who asks us.
Thank you so much for everything Craig!
Mike and Becky
April 27, 2019
If you are wondering who to choose as a DJ for your wedding; pick Sounds Abound! My husband and I did quite a bit of research and meeting with DJs prior to choosing one and I can say that we knew almost right away after meeting with their staff that we would go with Sounds Abound. They were very kind and accommodating from the start. They talked with us until we had a package that worked best for our needs and at a price that was unbelievable compared to others that we looked at. Some other vendors charged the same price for one DJ as what we got with Sounds Abound including a DJ, DJ assistant, room uplighting, and a photo booth! With that, there were no corners cut, everything was perfect; the uplighting added more to the dining room than I could have thought and the photo booth was a hit all night. Speaking of the photo booth, the man who was running it was helpful, knowledgable, and stayed even longer than he was supposed to because guests were using the photo booth so much - we can't say how much we appreciate that! We had Larry Merkel as our DJ; we picked him based off of reviews and videos on the Sounds Abound website, which was a great plus - most other companies we looked at just assigned a DJ to you. Probably my greatest concern leading up to the wedding was that the dance floor wouldn't stay full, I just wanted people to dance. Larry and his assistant totally nailed this aspect. Guests danced the entire night, I couldn't have been more thrilled. He did a great job of combining playing songs that we asked for and adding those that he knew would keep the dance floor moving with a great combination of current songs and oldies for all ages. He even came out onto the dance floor and did the YMCA with us, he was awesome! He stayed upbeat and fun the entire night, even had no problem doing some extra things we asked like handing out glow necklaces and little gifts on the dance floor to guests. We are so happy with Sounds Abound and would pick them over and over. Thank you Larry!
April 27, 2019
Kyle is an AMAZING DJ! For our wedding he had the dance floor bumping all night long with his assistant Riz. Kyle did an awesome job at reading the crowd and knowing what songs to play. You can tell he truly enjoys his job and likes to see the whole wedding party happy. You can also tell how experienced he is- he is extremely professional and knows how to get the party started. Kyle met with us a week before our wedding to go over all details and make sure we were on the same page.He also helped with coming up for the timeline for speeches and dances which was extremely helpful. He did awesome with introductions and gave our wedding the feel we were looking for. Throughout the wedding planning process he always was prompt when responding to emails. Also, Kyle changed the uplighting to match the dancing vibes which was a nice touch. If you are looking for a fun, dance floor packed, and lively wedding then DJ Kyle is who you need!! We will be recommending him to all friends and family.
March 30, 2019
Humane Society Black Cat Ball
Hi Gregg, Thank you so much for your awesome skills last night. It is a pleasure to work with you and thank you for being a great long time partner. The room looked beautiful and people loved the music! Thanks again!
October 19, 2018
Sounds Abound did GREAT!!
We had Rufus DJ and do uplights for our wedding in August and we couldn't have been happier. We met with him a few times prior to the wedding and he really helped us with our song choices for the ceremony and introductions. The night of the event he did everything we asked him to do and more! Played all of our songs on our playlist and used very good judgement on requests. I would definitely use Sounds Abound and Rufus again for any event.
August 25, 2018
People Are Still Raving About the Entertainment!
We had Rufus and Greg (Assistant) for our November 11, 2017 wedding. We knew from the very first meeting that Rufus would be a perfect fit for our Irish-Italian wedding! Within minutes of meeting with Rufus, he had us laughing and at that time, we knew we were in good company!
We had multiple requests throughout our time planning the wedding such as: special father-daughter dance, special mother-son dance, a surprise for the guests, and incorporating music into the speeches/toasts. Rufus helped tremendously in making our crazy ideas a possibility and provided excellent suggestions to make it all happen. In addition, Rufus catered to our individual style as a couple. He was extremely professional, but still managed to make us feel comfortable. He never treated our appointments or meetings as business transactions, but instead, treated us like part of the Sounds Abound family.
Rufus and Greg did an outstanding job keeping the night running smoothly and on track. He incorporated many of our "must play" songs, but he also was able to "read the crowd" to keep the dance floor packed.
We are a few weeks past our beautiful wedding, and the most common compliment from our guests is how amazing the music and dj were...we are so grateful to have found Sounds Abound and Rufus!
P.S. If you are questioning using uplighting--do it! Sounds Abound supplies it and are in control of the lighting throughout the night---it was an excellent addition to create our perfect Autumn ambiance!
November 11, 2017
Reliable, personable, and fun to work with!
Sounds Abound was an amazing company to work with and was attentive to all of our questions. Tony Ho listened to our music vision and made it come alive. He was a lot of fun at the reception and we got several compliments from family/friends regarding Tony. We also had our uplighting and photo booth though them-- both were great! We really appreciate Tony helping us celebrate our special day!
We are SO happy and relieved that we went with Sounds Abound for our wedding DJ and uplighting. Kyle Overbey was our DJ and did a FANTASTIC job, and so did his assistant. All of our guests loved the music and they kept the party going until the end (seriously, no one was leaving). The uplighting was perfect and illuminated our reception beautifully 🙂
September 2, 2017
Awesome Experience all around!
We were recommended Sounds Abound and Tony Ho from some friend and we were not disappointed! They took the time to walk us through everything they offered and how it would all work out! We had additional speakers for our outdoor reception and some awesome uplighting that really made our venue pop! Tony was awesome to work with. The enthusiasm he had for us and our day was perfect! Not only was he able to work in all of our special requests he was able to keep the dance floor packed the entire night! We couldn't have asked for a better DJ! He also took the photo we uploaded here too!
August 12, 2017
Thank you, Rufus and Sounds Abound, for being exactly what we were looking for to DJ our wedding! Rufus was amazingly professional, and we truly felt like he understood our musical tastes and preferences. He checked with us throughout the evening when a request was made that he wasn't sure we would approve of, and he made sure we were okay with the timing of certain special songs. He kept the party rockin', and we had several of our guests comment how great the music was, from start to finish! The uplighting definitely helped add to our reception venue, and we appreciate the consideration taken to match our colors. Thanks again to Rufus and Sounds Abound for making our wedding such a great party!
May 28, 2017
Laura said... Our wedding was back in October of 2016 and we were so happy with the services we received from Sounds Abound. We chose a package that included DJ, uplighting, and a photo booth and it was money well spent. Our DJ, Kevin Vance, and his assistant did such a great job with song choice throughout the evening. Our guests clearly had a great time and they did a great job of keeping people on the dance floor. We knew that a photo booth would be popular but we had no idea that it would be THAT popular, especially with the older guests. There were people going in and out of there all night long, most even going multiple times so it was definitely a huge hit. And the beautiful uplighting made the ambiance so much more wonderful. We recommend Sounds Abound 100%. Thanks for everything!
October 1, 2016
Stellar Experience all around! A+ for Gary!
Our DJ, Gary was incredible and we cannot speak highly enough of him. He was a joy to work with and the wedding party and guests absolutely adored him. The two of us, and our wedding party felt like he was a friend we had known for years. He jumped into our "unorthodox" wedding without reserve and met our requests head on every step of the way. We were a wedding party filled with Musical Theatre performers and actors, and we had very specific song requests for the ceremony and the reception. On top of that we had two grooms combining traditional Irish culture with traditional Greek culture, and Gary made sure to please everyone from "the old country", in both music and presentation. The uplighting that came with the package enhanced our space and added that last minute touch of color we needed. We also went with the PhotoBooth package from SoundsAbound as well and couldn't have asked for a better finished product! All in all Sounds Abound was our top vendor for the night! No complaints! If you are having an event and need a DJ, snatch up Gary before he is booked! You won't regret it!
September 16, 2016
We loved working with Sounds Abound from the very start with planning for our wedding in November 2016. The online client planner was a great tool to help organize which songs we wanted at our wedding. We worked with Keith Talaga as our DJ and he was fantastic! He was extremely personable, professional, provided insight with not only music choices but also with our Sounds Abound up lighting package. The lights were amazing in our reception room and the music was great! Keith made us feel at ease leading up to our reception and played the best music - we were dancing all night! We are so glad we chose Sounds Abound and highly recommend Sounds Abound and Keith for any occasion!
November 12, 2016
We worked with Sounds Abound for our wedding and could not have had a more positive experience!!
Prior to the wedding, we has a Skype session with our DJ Kyle to go over the entire nights events, our wants and expectations, and of course music selections. Kyle gave us a play by play for what we could expect and when. It was so nice to be prepared and know when exactly we would need to be around for the cake cutting, bouquet toss, etc. This way it was very organized and everything just ran smoothly. We never felt rushed and could just enjoy every moment.
Kyle and his assistant showed up early the day of the wedding and knew precisely where to set up at the venue. It was such a relief not to have to worry about a thing! The uplighting we chose was so beautiful in our reception room. Kyle also kept everyone out on the dance floor and having a great time! From start to finish the floor constantly had our guests up and dancing. I really could not have asked for a better experience for our special day!
I would HIGHLY recommend DJ Kyle for anyone's event!
October 15, 2016
Sounds Abound did an excellent job!
I definitely recommend Sounds Abound. We used their services for our reception on 9/24/16, and everything turned out just wonderful! Tony Coix was our D.J. and he was excellent. We were able to choose the music from the Sounds Abound website and had options for ‘Must Play’, ‘Additional songs’, and Do Not Play. He played all of the music that we picked out / suggested, and was a great MC for the night. He also speaks Spanish and that was very helpful as he could pronounce my husband's last name correctly (my husband is Cuban). We also had a photo booth and the attendant was friendly and helpful. He even let me add some of my own props. We also had the up lighting and our 'name in lights' ... We were happy with everything, and having an entire Banquet room in purple really made the night extra special !!!
September 24, 2016
Sounds Abound was a perfect company to work with for all of our wedding entertainment. Not only was every member of their team easy to work with and always available to answer questions, the services they provided were outstanding!
Kyle was our DJ and there aren't enough words to describe how incredible he was! Our dance floor was packed from start to finish, and every request we had, he fulfilled. The online planning system was a great way for us to give Kyle the vibe we wanted for our party, and he absolutely nailed it come wedding day! We have gotten endless compliments about how we had the best DJ our guests have ever experienced!
We also utilized the uplighting and photobooth services, and both were just as perfect as everything else! Highly recommend this company!
September 24, 2016
David from Sounds Abound was absolutely the BEST DJ and also provided uplighting for our wedding. He thought of every detail, read the crowd well on song choices and just let us sit back and enjoy the day! He even helped guide some "sensitive" family matters and everyone raved about how cool/great he was! It's one thing to have great vendors, but by the end of the night David felt like family and I can't imagine having anyone else to be our DJ/MC/Jack of All Trades on our wedding day! Thank you David for not only being a great DJ but a great person, we only hope to be as cool as you someday! 🙂
August 13, 2016
Rufus was a great DJ and really made our wedding complete. He worked with us before the reception to figure out all of the necessary details and followed through by helping us stay on track the day of. His flexibility with music selection was perfect for our event. Rufus allowed us to give him an extensive selection of particular music we wanted to hear, and he took the time to create a playlist that kept the party going all night. He also allowed us to provide a separate list of songs for our cocktail hour that set the perfect tone. The up lighting changed colors throughout the night and made the space even more beautiful and complete. We can't thank Rufus and Sounds Abound enough for their part of our perfect wedding!
August 29, 2015
Sounds Abound were amazing to work with! From the initial contact to the DJ Open House, everyone was very informative and welcoming. We selected our DJ, Jeff Wells, who we personally selected from the DJ Bio section on their website. Based on Jeff's music history, he was a perfect choice. We met with Jeff about a week before the wedding and he was so helpful and literally ran our entire evening! From the introductions to the speeches to dancing all night, everything was perfect. The online planner to personally selected your wedding playlist was so easy to use and SO great to customize your special night. It was very convenient you could listen to any song on the planner to preview! Finally, we selected the package with the additional up lighting that was worth it since we had an outdoor tented wedding on a farm. I would definitely recommend Sounds Abound and Jeff Wells to any bride to be!
October 24, 2015
I just wanted to let you know what an absolutely ridiculously fantastic job your entire crew did at our wedding! Matt and his assistant did an amazing job and I have received a large amount of compliments about them. I have to say he was so easy to work with and he played all the right songs in all the right places. After our meeting I knew we were on the same page, but I had no idea he would be able to match the moods as perfectly as he did. Several members of the country club that were present at the wedding could not believe the quality of his work and they said that they never attended an event there that was so perfect. I wanted to let you know that everyone was just blown away and I know our event coordinator was also impressed and will be recommending your company to other members for future events. People were also very impressed with the uplighting and I will have to say Kyle gave us the suggestion for purple uplighting for the room and then scrolling colors during dancing and it absolutely changed the room, which is beautiful on its own, but it transformed it into something out of a fairy tale. The photo booth was also a phenomenal hit! I am so glad we went with the keepsake book as well. It was so nice to be able to see all the hilarious pictures of our guests having a blast the attendants were also so kind and easy to work with. I am beyond impressed and I can assure you that all the guest were as well. I feel I could write a novel about how amazing everything was. I'm blown away and I know that I will be recommending all of your services to all my friends who will be planning their weddings and other events, and I believe our venue (La Grange Country Club) will be recommending you as well. I also have to say again what a pleasure it was to work with Matt, he was fantastic and rolled with all the changes I threw at him the day of. He's fantastic! I am so glad we went with your company you helped make our big day a beautiful celebration!
October 17, 2015
We had Kevin Vance (and His assistant Stephanie) as our DJ for our wedding on 8/1 at Boulder Ridge Country Club. My initial meeting with Kevin was great. He was very helpful and guided me through my music choices for both the ceremony and reception. It was a huge relief. I gave Kevin a lot of freedom in regards to reception music because I wanted him to play what he knew would keep people on the dance floor. It worked! He checked up with us numerous times during the night to make sure things were going well and made every announcement I randomly asked of him. We would definitely recommend him and Sounds Abound to anyone looking for a DJ! Also, we definitely recommend up lighting. It will add so much to the look of your venue!
August 1, 2015
I cannot say enough good things about Sounds Abound!!! A DJ is HUGE at a wedding to keep everyone entertained and the dance floor full! Kyle did an AMAZING job at this! I would highly recommend him and sounds abound to anyone planning a wedding!!!! Keeping in contact with Kyle was a breeze! Any questions I had were answered super fast! I also got up lighting through Sounds Abound and it was beautiful! They met me at my reception hall to choose the perfect color for our reception! I had multiple guests come up to me saying how great our DJ was! I've never seen a dance floor that full for the last song of the night! If you need a DJ choose Sounds Abound!!!!
August 1, 2015
Tony Ho was awesome! He really listened to our wants and needs during our one on one sit down and executed flawlessly at the reception. The dance floor was always packed. If he saw the floor starting to empty out, he would change the music quickly to a crowd favorite and people would turn around and come right back on the dance floor. Also, instead of just playing random songs for the cocktail hour, he asked what bands/songs we would like for that as well. Sounds Abound also provided up-lighting for the reception that looked wonderful. Overall, great job! I highly recommend him and Sounds Abound!
July 18, 2015
I cannot express how overly satisfied we were with Sounds Abound (specifically, our DJ, Kyle Overbey). We exchanged many emails before the wedding and he was sure to answer all of my questions. We used Sounds Abound as our DJ for the outside wedding ceremony and also for the DJ for the reception. The sound equipment was absolutely perfect outside and everyone could hear. The inside equipment and lights (we added uplights to our package to help make the room look nicer) were absolutely great. We also did the photo booth and the staff from Sounds Abound really got people in there, having a good time. Our music was unbelievable and Kyle had everyone on the dance floor, the entire night. Our pictures absolutely show people out of their seats and dancing. It was such a great mix of oldies and new music. I would never use another company, after my fabulous experience with Sounds Abound! Thank you to the staff and especially to Kyle, for an unbelievable party!
July 3, 2015
Katherine said... We hired Sounds Abound to do our music, uplighting, and photobooth. Our venue was Bocaditos at The Brookfield Zoo. The reception space layout is kind of odd but Sounds Abound found the perfect spot for our Photo Booth and dance floor in there. They really transformed the room. The uplighting matched our color theme perfectly. I highly recommend getting lights. It will revolutionize your space. I've seen weddings at the zoo without the up-lights and it just didn't look as nice. We also had DJ lighting on the dance floor. Gotta add lights for your wedding, trust me! For photos we went with the big fun booth. Chris was our attendant. He did a great job helping guests with props, explained how the booth works once inside, and handed out lots of pictures to everyone. At the end of the night he handed me a usb thumb drive from all the pictures taken in the booth that night. He also said if we lose the drive they have back ups. Chris was friendly to everyone and did a great job with the booth. Now the music. Honestly I've never seen a better DJ feel the dance floor so well like Kyle does. If the floor was getting tired he brought it down with some chill songs. If the floor wanted to rock he kicked it up. He even came out and danced with us during some line songs. He played everything I requested. I've been to a lot of clubs and his mixes/mashups were better! He announced everything on time, got the crowd cheering, and gave a great pep talk to our wedding party when we walked out for our grand entrance. I think Sounds Abound has a lot of DJs to choose from. I'm sure they're all good but I'd recommend Kyle Overbey. Sounds Abound was our favorite wedding vendor as they were easy to work with and friendly, answered emails promptly, and did a great job! They made the night fun!
June 6, 2015
We used Kyle O for DJ services as well and we rented their Photo Booth and uplighting for our wedding reception. We had a great experience with the company as a whole. Everyone that attended our wedding raved about how wonderful our DJ was. He definitely kept the dance floor full the entire evening. He was extremely professional and it is obvious how much he cares about his job!
We would definitely recommend Sounds Abound to anyone!
November 23, 2012
Matt and I were so pleased with our DJ experience, and wanted to say thank you to Matt Ammons and his assistant for making our wedding day so wonderful. We picked Matt Ammons from the meet and greet nearly a year before our wedding. His personality seemed to match ours and we felt pretty confident we would have a great party because of him. He did not disappoint. We met with him about 10 days before the wedding and went through our vision and thoughts on music as well as giving him some lists of music we were excited about for our wedding day. We went outside the box with cocktail hour music and dinner music and he was super receptive to all of our requests and suggestions. On our wedding day everything went off without a hitch and there wasn’t even enough room on the dancefloor at some parts of the night because so many people were dancing. From the moment the dance floor opened up until the very last song the dance floor was full, which is what we wanted. He picked such a good variety of music from our ‘Must Play’ list to song requests from our guests (pre-approved). He did a great job working with our other vendors and making the night one that not just us, but our guests, will remember for a long time. An added bonus, just before the wedding Matt found us on social media outlets like Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat and after the reception was over he shared videos and pictures with us from our special day! It was great! Thank you so much for helping us throw a great party! We also rented uplighting and a photobooth which were great!
February 7, 2015
Kyle and Sounds Abound were incredible at our wedding.
The music. the uplighting. the whole package.
Kyle from Sounds Abound was incredible at our wedding. He worked with us for months before the wedding ensuring everything would be perfect.... and it was.
The music was incredible. Ive never been to a wedding were people literally stayed on the dance floor ALL NIGHT LONG. Usually you have a lull somewhere at other weddings I have been to, but Kyle and Sounds Abound kept people there all night. Everyone raved about our dj service and our beautiful uplighting that Sounds Abound provided.
Exceeded our expectations. we couldn't be happier with the services provided. Thank you!!!
January 3, 2015
AMAZING -- Even with crazy requests
We just got married on 12/13/14. When we chose the date, our venue suggested we book vendors ASAP. I did a lot of research to find my dj and wanted to make sure they were local to Naperville. I met with about five companies and the first four did not leave a good impression. When we met with Kyle Overbey at Sounds Abound (about a year out from the wedding), we knew we had to lock him in. He was laid-back but knew so much about music. We seemed to understand each other well. I told him we'd likely not put many limitations on what could be played/could not be played. Fast forward to three weeks before the wedding and we met with Kyle again. He had amazing recommendations for bridal party songs, and our last song. They weren't run of the mill songs and I appreciated that he took the time to get to know us to decide what songs would work. We felt more than confident he would do a great job.
On the day of the wedding, my dad had a few surprises that he worked with Kyle on including a Frank Sinatra cover singer and a little video presentation. Kyle was ready to pump music into the cocktail hour just in case the sinatra singer bombed (thankfully all went well). Kyle had a difficult job at our wedding because he was getting requests all over the board, including a few that I put on the "do not play" list. He was kind to the guests and when my dad insisted on a song from the do not play list, Kyle came to talk to me about it and always used his best judgment. Overall, there is no way I would choose another company. Our 24x24 dance floor was PACKED from open to close. Kyle was simply the best.
We also booked Sounds Abound for the photo booth. It's a must have! They do a great job putting together the scrapbook, which is a forever keepsake. Lastly we used Sounds Abound for uplighting. I found out after the fact that the original color we selected didn't look right with our colors, but Sounds Abound worked with my wedding team to come to a quick decision and it was gorgeous.
Thanks Kyle and Sounds Abound!!!!!
December 13, 2014
Sounds Abound was absolutely amazing!
We had such a great experience with sounds abound. We loved working with Larry. He was so nice and gave great advice. We loved being able to go online and watch videos of the DJ's. Larry was funny and worked great with all the weird requests people made. He was also great at keeping us on track.
We also went with up lighting and the photo booth. Everyone had a blast using the photo booth. The uplighting transformed to room completely. It was so beautiful, I'm so glad we went with it.
I highly recommend Sounds Abound for any party!
We chose Sounds Abound after attending a friend's wedding who used the company for their wedding. It was one of the best weddings we had ever been to and it was mostly due to the fact that the music was really good. We chose Ernesto because he is one of the DJ's that can mix/spin music. We are so happy we chose Ernesto because he did an amazing job!! We were beyond happy with the results of the music and we received so many compliments from guests about the music. He kept the dance floor full all night and delivered the exact vibe we wanted. We will definitely recommend him to people in the future!! Also, Sounds Abound did a great job with our uplighting and photo booth. Everything exceeded our expectations and turned out great!
September 20, 2014
This place was great to work with! The services they offer and the time they give was just what I was looking for.... also their pricing was great! I was able to do DJ, uplighting and photobooth all at one place... so much easier on a bride planning! We had Rufus and he was THE BEST! He really took charge on the day of the wedding and led the night off to the right start. We loved working with him and people commented about him all night how wonderful he was!! I wish we could do the night all over again!
October 4, 2014
Sounds Abound did an outstanding job of providing music for our wedding ceremony and reception, along with a photo booth and uplighting during the reception. We chose David Wilner to be our MC and we could not have been happier with the way that he worked with us, our families, and our friends to make our evening perfect. David communicated with us several times leading up to our wedding to make us feel completely comfortable and confident. He listened to our ideas and provided music and leadership throughout the evening that everyone at our wedding enjoyed. We highly recommend David and Sounds Abound!
June 13, 2014
My husband and I could not have been happier with David Wilner and his team from Sounds Abound. We live out of town, so David arranged a meeting over Skype so that we could discuss all of the music and MC details prior to our big day. After our meeting, leading up to our reception, we had no doubt that our night was going to be perfect, thanks to David (& it was!). The dance floor was full all night, just like we were hoping and our guests raved about how impressed they were with David. We also used the Photo booth & up lighting services from Sounds Abound and we have had a great time looking back at pictures of our goofy guests. Also, our room at Bolingbrook Golf Club looked great with the purple up lighting! Thanks so much, Sounds Abound!
May 25, 2014
We had our wedding reception on April 5, 2014. Sounds Abound provided us with our dj, photobooth, projection screen, slideshow, and uplighting. Our DJ was Kyle, he was absolutely amazing. He went above and beyond. When first meeting with Kyle our goal was to have everyone on the dance floor having a great time and Kyle did just that. We let Kyle do his thing and feel out the crowd and he did an incredible job. Our friends/family members are still talking about Kyle and how fun the wedding was. Kyle was extremely organized and worked with our wedding coordinator at the hotel and provided us with the most amazing music. Everyone loved the photobooth and uplighting. I cannot thank Kyle and Sounds Abound enough for making our wedding so special. I recommend them to everyone. We had the most incredible experience and had so much fun with Kyle and Sounds Abound.
April 5, 2014
February 15, 2014
We used Sounds Abounds as the DJ company for our wedding. Tony Ho was the DJ we selected. He was great! We had them provide the ceremony and reception music. They provide helpful advise and the website is easy to use. People were on the dance floor all night and that was what we wanted!
They have an easy to use website to put in the music you want and don't want. We added the uplighting into the package, and if it is in your budget I would suggest adding it. It makes the space elegant and cozy.
December 31, 2013
We used Sounds Abound for our MC/DJ, Photo booth and Up-lighting- and they did a fantastic job with all three. The venue looked amazing with the very professional and elegant looking up-lighting. The photo booth was so much fun, and the attendant made sure everyone had a good time taking the silly photos. But the best service provided by Sounds Abound was the DJ. We chose Rufus for our MC and he was amazing. My husband and I have very different tastes in music, and had an extremely mixed crowd at the wedding. Somehow, Rufus kept the dance floor full all night, and managed to make everyone happy. Our guests mentioned that they have never seen so many people dancing and having fun at a wedding before, and we have Rufus to thank. He made sure the night went smoothly, and choreographed the whole event to perfection!
November 30, 2013
Jason Yach was the dj for our wedding at Arrowhead Golf Club. Jason did a great job, and was extremely easy to work with. He followed our playlist selections, but also included songs that we did not think to include. The dance floor was never empty!
Several of our guests said the following:"Your dj was great!", "My feet are killing me, because I danced so much.", and "You had a great variety of music." Several people also commented on how neat the "dancing with the stars effect" looked. We could not have asked for a better response from our guests.
Sounds Abound also provided several other services for our wedding, which included uplighting, dancing with the stars, and the photo booth. Everything turned out great. There was always a line for the photo booth. We would highly recommend the company Sounds Abound, and Jason Yach as a dj. You will not be disappointed!
November 9, 2013
I will be saying the same thing that everyone else has...Sounds Abound is incredible! We were able to hand pick our DJ and see some of his work before booking. We chose to go with Kyle and I couldn't be happier. He was very friendly and genuinely loves his job. We met with him twice and I felt at ease that our party would be fantastic. He kept us on track throughout the night. They provided the music for our ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception and uplighting for the reception. The dance floor was full the whole night. He got out on the dance floor to teach our guests the Cupid Shuffle. Even the assistant (Tony) was dancing behind the table! He used our must-play list to create a perfect dance party. I would highly recommend Sounds Abound for any bride!
August 3, 2013
An amazing night!
Our wedding was on Saturday September 21st. We used sounds Abound for our uplighting, photobooth and Dj. I could not have been more happy with how everything turned out. We received so many compliments on everything!! For the DJ, we had the privilege of working with Matt Ammons. Words cannot describe how professional and knowledgable he was. I had an extremely large wedding party. He was able to get everyone in line and tell them what to do, where to be, etc. It helped me tremendously because it was one less thing I had to worry about. Not to mention the music itself set the party mood perfectly. I would definitely recommend Matt and Sounds Abound services to anyone and already have!
September 21, 2013
Amazing, organized Event Company
We had Matt Ammons as our DJ for or wedding on August 24th, 2013. He was great to work with from the moment we met him. He met with us and talked about exactly what we wanted for our wedding and music preferences, etc. He was very detail oriented. When it came to the big day, he had everything under control. He did the music for it ceremony and reception. Everything was perfect. The dance floor was filled the entire night! We received so many compliments on the music and Matt! We can't thank him enough for making our wedding so memorable! His assistant was great too. The two of them organized our rowdy wedding party and made sure everything ran smooth all night so we didn't have to worry. We also had uplighting and a photobooth from Sounds Abound. The lighting completed the room and looked fantastic! I would definitely recommend it to everyone! The photobooth guys were a blast to work with and or guests loved them! Brandon made everyone want to use the photobooth over and over and because of that our album turned out awesome! I can't thank everyone at Sounds Abound enough including Jeff for answering all my questions! You guys are great!
August 24, 2013
I cannot speak highly enough about Sounds Abound or Matt in particular. We had met with several other companies, but after talking with Sounds Abound and hearing rave reviews from friends, we felt confident booking them for our wedding. Now that our wedding has come and gone, I realize just how great Sounds Abound is! Matt was the consummate professional while still being a lot of fun to work with before and during the event. He emceed our event starting with a cocktail hour and managed to keep the dance floor packed until the very last song! He blended his knowledge of our families (given during a pre-wedding meeting) and our taste in music with tried-and-true wedding favorites and more top 100 songs. It was just perfect! In addition to being incredibly knowledgeable about music, Matt is everything you'd want in a master of ceremonies. Right before we were supposed to do the bouquet toss, I discovered that the servers had literally tossed my toss bouquet in the garbage! Matt was able to stall and keep me calm while everything got sorted out - and no one knew! That's just one example of how wonderful he is.
Additionally, Sounds Abound did our color-change uplighting. I can't recommend that enough. I wasn't sure it was worth the additional cost (over stand uplighting) but it really made our event extra special. Not only was it a blast to be out on the dance floor with the lights changing to the music, but they made for gorgeous and fun photos! We also had Sounds Abound hook up a portable speaker to our outdoor patio so guests could hear the music and know if any special events were taking place. That was a great idea, too!
Given the length of this testimonial, I obviously cannot say enough good things about this company! I guarantee you will not regret working with them. From the assistants who fields calls and helped with the initial planning stages all the way to the DJs involved in our actual event, everyone was so attentive, making us feel like we were their only customers.
June 22, 2013
Our wedding was a PAAAARRRRTTTTAAAYYYY!!! Every guest had an amazing time and the dance floor was packed the entire night. No one wanted the event to end thanks to Kyle's excellent entertainment and music selections! Sounds Abound was incredible to work with! The online music planner allowed us to choose songs with our friends and family and request them online. Then meeting with our DJ, Kyle, made everything cohesive. He helped us make final decisions on song choices for things like cake cutting and garter toss. We were able to walk through the night's timeline with Kyle so everyone was on the same page. After the event, the wedding planner said she'd never had a smoother flowing event and it was all thanks to the DJ keeping everything on track! Kyle was a delight! Our rowdy bridal party was a challenge to organize but he did it; our first dance was not 1 but FOUR songs that Kyle was able to mix for us; and Kyle even warned us when the videographer was about to wrap up just so we could make sure our bouquet toss and garter throw were recorded. By the end of the night the groomsmen had split their pants and sweat through their vests from dancing so much! Even the flower girls lasted all night they were having so much fun there was no time to even think they were tired! On top of all the music, Sounds Abound provided the perfect touch to the room with uplighting. They were even able to accommodate our colors, teal and purple. The room was gorgeous, the music was bumping, and the guests won't forget a minute of the night! Thank you Sounds Abound and especially Kyle for making our night PERFECT... if only we could repeat it every weekend :o)
June 29th 2013
Throughout the night, we consistently received comments that Ken was "wonderful". He catered to people of every age, was very attentive to timing and our schedules and he was very professional. We loved the specialty dances and everyone at the wedding said they had a blast out on the dance floor! In addition, the uplighting that was provided through Sounds Abound brought an untimely elegance to the room that would not have been achieved without their help. The photobooth was a HUGE success and people are still talking about it! It was so much fun! Everything was wonderful!
October 30, 2010
Theresa & John – October 30, 2010
“The uplighting that was provided through Sounds Abound brought an untimely elegance to the room that would not have been achieved without their help.”
John & Milena – May 22, 2010
“We were extremely pleased with Sounds Abound. Every wedding requires lots of choices and picking Sounds Abound was one of our best and easiest decisions we made. Ken made everything in the sales process a breeze. He even came out and met us at our reception location to go over lighting several months before the wedding. You can tell that Sounds Abound is dedicated to making sure their customers are happy (contrary to other companies we’ve seen). We will be loyal customers for a very long time. Recommendations are on their way.”
Anjela & Reggy – September 6, 2009
“I ordered uplighting from Sounds Abound and the setup they provided was excellent. The room looked great and I never had to worry about them as a vendor, which is vital considering everything else a bride and groom have to worry about.”