Northbrook, IL496 Wedding Entertainers near you

Where do you need the wedding entertainer?

Answer a few questions

Tell us what you need so we can bring you the right pros.

Get quotes

Receive quotes from pros who meet your needs.

Hire the right pro

Compare quotes, message pros, and hire when ready.

Northbrook Wedding Entertainers

Browse these wedding entertainers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Northbrook.

Top Pro
The Great Boodini
4.9
from 113 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 209 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tony S.
Verified review

Boodini performed during the cocktail and dinner hour of our wedding celebration. The guests really enjoyed the up close magic and balloon work. When our agreed upon two hours was over I asked if he would be willing to stay another hour. He was available and agreed. Thanks Boodini for an awesome evening!!

  • 26 years in business
  • 220 hires on Thumbtack
Tim L.
Verified review

Russ was absolutely spot on from start to finish! He was the life of our wedding reception and we really appreciate the amazing time he put on for us! I highly recommend hiring him for your wedding! He also offers Photobooth rentals which are sure to be a hit at your wedding! Trust me!

Top Pro
VisualEtiquette
4.9
from 96 reviews
  • 189 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Abby K.
Verified review

Hired VisualEtiquette as our wedding photographer and the engagement session was included in the package. We just received our engagement photos back and could not be more pleased. Emil was able to capture every moment, many un-posed and many posed. He has great ideas that he will share with you, but also encourages you to bring your own style and props if that is the route you want to go. Friends and Family are raving about the photos, saying they are some of the best engagement photos they've ever seen! VisualEtiquette has competitive pricing yet exceptionally better quality compared to some of the very high priced photographers we interviewed while choosing our vendors. Emil is a busy photographer, so it sometimes takes 2-3 days for him to get back to me, but he never fails to answer our questions.

Top Pro
  • 40 years in business
  • 163 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tricia P.
Verified review

Long overdue review. Sorry Normajean !! I am the events coordinator for Downtown Portage Inc. We hired Normajean to help entertain guests for our Canal Days Festival. We experienced horrible weather which kept most people indoors. Normajean didn't let the it rain on our festival parade. She even went as far as standing in the rain and waiving in people to come in a participate under the big tent. I would highly recommend her for any event and look forward to working with her again in the future.

DJ AD Entertainment
4.9
from 72 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 106 hires on Thumbtack
Laronna W.
Verified review

25th Wedding Anniversary Party

Top Pro
Keicy PhotoBooth Rentals LTD
4.8
from 70 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 101 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lynn L.
Verified review

We were truly happy with the services that Keicy Photobooth Rental provided on our wedding day. We hired them for our wedding and all wedding guests could not stop raving about how great they were. They were so helpful and made our wedding memorable. They also included a photo album where our guests could leave us notes and a USB that had all the pictures from that night. We could not thank them enough and would recommend them to anyone looking to photobooth services. We loved their custom design for our wedding also! They were both professional and affordable. Karen was always responsive when we messaged her with questions. We can't to hire you again for another event. Thank you so much!!!

XOXO PHOTOBOX INC.
5.0
from 67 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 114 hires on Thumbtack
Dave S.
Verified review

XOXO Photobox was the perfect addition to our September 17th wedding! We booked XOXO pretty last minute in terms of wedding standards (3 weeks before our event) and we were very happy with the decision and the results. Maria and Brooke were very easy to work with, quick to respond, organized, prepared, and professional. They showed up early to our event to set up and were friendly and responsive to our guests. They have a ton of photo booth props to pick from including wedding themed props. You can even choose black and white, color, or retro for your prints while you are in the photo booth. Literally the next day we received an email on how to access our online gallery. We and our guests loved the photo booth. :) We highly recommend XOXO! -Jessie and Dave

Top Pro
Pocket Circus
5.0
from 55 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 86 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Halyna Y.
Verified review

I hired pocket circus for my daughters birthday. It was a great magic show, kids loved It. Face painting was beautiful and balloon twisting was awesome. Would defenetly hire them again. Thank you guys for making our party so much fun.

Top Pro
Jon Novi
5.0
from 39 reviews
  • 48 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Andres P.
Verified review

Jon provided the music for the cocktail hour of our wedding on Sunday, September 18, 2016. We must start out by saying that, because the entire wedding was one big whirlwind, we did not have the pleasure of being able to hear a majority of Jon’s performance. However, we did hear through word of mouth that the guests really enjoyed the music that Jon provided. We communicated exclusively through e-mail. He was very kind and patient with us as we tried to figure out what types of music we wanted to play. Jon was able to send us a list of songs that he was well-versed in and that accommodated the genres we ultimately decided on (latin, jazz, bossa nova, R&B). This made our lives easier as it helped us to focus and eventually narrow our choices down to a small selection of songs. We finally got a chance to meet face to face at the wedding venue. He was very sweet and very formal (and he speaks Spanish too!). We did have a bit of confusion regarding whether or not Jon would use his own personal keyboard or the piano provided by the wedding venue but thankfully everything worked out in the end. Jon was VERY reasonably priced; however, he does not provide a contract (but because Jon is such a professional, this was not an issue at all). We would absolutely recommend Jon. And like we had mentioned to him at the venue, hopefully we have another opportunity to hire him so that we can listen to and enjoy his musical talents in its entirety. Thanks again Jon!

Top Pro
Steve Belliveau
4.7
from 41 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 84 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
John O.
Verified review

We hired Steve for our 4th of july 80s wedding ceremony party and he was amazing!! I highly recommend him; he was great with all the kids and adults made them the coolest balloons! Everyone from the party had a blast!

Balster Magic Productions
5.0
from 30 reviews
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
Maria B.
Verified review

What you see is what you get with Tim. He is not only fantastic the children loved him. I contracted him to entertain my family during cocktail hour at my wedding and the kids did not want to leave their party room the entire night because Tim set the tone for the children to enjoy thier own space. Hire him you will not be disappointed.

Top Pro
  • 21 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Allyssa U.
Verified review

I can't say enough good things about Mr. Powers. He pushes me to do my best at every lesson and is very encouraging and kind. I look forward to voice every week and would recommend him to anyone, experienced and novice singers alike.

Top Pro
RGML Entertainment
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kailee M.
Verified review

Ryan Gorey Media was perfect for my rehearsal dinner! He was there before me already setting up and was very professional. He played a great variety of songs as people were arriving and eating dinner and then switched to dance music after dinner, which was exactly what I wanted. I would definitely recommend him to anyone that needs a DJ and plan to work with him again in the future.

Mr. Photobot
4.4
from 27 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
Alex S.
Verified review

Had a great experience with Mr. Photobot at our wedding!! We booked last minute and they were very responsive getting us our customized photo strips and Snapchat filter. The attendant was friendly and the scrapbook they put together for us was fantastic! The photo booth was a total hit- we had a lot of kids who loved it, adults did too! Would definitely recommend them!

Top Pro
Jerry D. Tiberi
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Steph P.
Verified review

Jerry performed at our son's wedding celebration. His music really added so much to the excitement and festive feel! The music was really beautiful and had a nice jazz sophistication. It was easy to hear but didn't overtake the event either. He was extremely personal and professional.

  • 12 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
Hillary G.
Verified review

We used Portrait of Light photo booth for our wedding on October 21st. They were punctual and very professional! We heard tons of positive and great reviews from our wedding guests. And at the end of the night we received a photo book of all the picture strips taken during the night. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a photo booth for any type of event.

Pic A Prop Photobooth
4.8
from 20 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
Sara A.
Verified review

I used Mitchelle's services for a wedding shower. She was extremely accommodating-she carried her booth up the stairs, stayed for extra time and was very pleasant. The booth was a huge hit of the shower-from the props, to the personalized photos, to the overall experience-I am still receiving accolades! I would highly recommend Mitchelle Mun's Pic A Prop Photobooth !

Top Pro
Studio Soo | Chicago Baby
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Heewon S.
Verified review

Really love this place and highly recommend Soo Studio !! I visited Chicago from MN because I had to add a photo on my resume. Pretty sure he is a great photographer not only for wedding, but also portrait photo. I had to wear shirt and jacket for my photo ID, but unfortunately I didn't have one. However, thankfully he lent me his shirts and jackets so I could take great photos. He is also very professional doing post-editing. Very professional, nice and friendly. I really thanks for great photos. want to give this place 10 stars !!

PrimeTime Photo Booths
4.4
from 16 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Saba L.
Verified review

Imperial Photobooths did a photobooth at my wedding and I couldn't be happier with their service! Everything was perfect - from the customized backdrop with mine and my husbands name, to the photo strip designs. They were very punctual and when the event was done, they cleared up everything very fast. All my guests got to take a picture home due to the unlimited prints which is an incredible option. Wedding pictures are the best memories a bride & groom and her guests can have, so having a great experience with a photobooth company really means something. I highly recommend them for your next special occasion!

Rent-A-Booth LLC
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Kara O.
Verified review

Had my wedding done with this company on March 24, 2018 and can't have enough great things to say about them! Absolutely had a blast with the attendant! She was so energetic and fun. I received so many compliments after the wedding as well from my guests. I have looked at my scrapbook A LOT since and still cannot stop laughing at all the great photos. She did such a good job putting it together and I will recommend this company to all my friends in the future and any future brides out there! THANK YOU SO MUCH!

Infinite Entertainment
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Ken Hertenstein
Verified review

Tony was the MC and DJ at our daughter's wedding. He did a fabulous job keeping the reception moving and getting people on the dance floor. Kept the atmosphere fun and inviting. Tony even sang a couple of songs for the evening. Thank you Tony for adding your professionalism and fun to this special evening.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What is a photo booth rental?

A party photo booth is a fun, interactive experience where guests can take a series of photos (usually three or four) that are immediately printed out on a strip as a keepsake. When you rent a party photo booth, the company sets up the booth or photo station at your event; a photographer staffs the booth and coaches guests on how to use it throughout the event. Often the photo booth rental company provides props like silly hats, wigs and glasses. There are different types of party photo booth rentals. An open-air booth has a curtain or backdrop that allows more freedom of movement and enables more people to use it at one time. The traditional enclosed photo booths that you may have seen at the mall or the fair tend to cost more to rent, as they are harder to transport and also cost more for the pros to purchase. The national average cost for party photo booth rentals is $400-$500.

What is a mariachi band?

Mariachi bands are rooted in Mexican culture. Traditional mariachi bands consisted of two or more members playing stringed instruments, wearing regional costumes adapted from the charro (Mexican horseman or cowboy). Modern mariachi bands, which are likely what you’re looking for when searching for a mariachi band for hire, feature at least four members who play stringed instruments (violin, vihuela, bass guitar called guitarron) and one or more trumpets. The costumes have remained the same, but now trumpets are synonymous with mariachi music. Mariachi bands for hire often play a wide range of music, including styles originating from Mexico and adopted from elsewhere. These include jarabes, waltzes, serenades, corridos (Mexican ballads), ranchera, cumbia, and more. Mariachi bands for hire bring a festive and soulful element to a party, birthday, wedding, corporate affair, fundraiser or community event. UNESCO has inscribed mariachi music on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

How much is it to rent a photo booth for a party?

Renting a party photo booth for your next event will get your guests engaged and provide a take-home favor for attendees. The cost to rent a party photo booth will vary depending on the type of booth, the day and time of year, the length of the rental, and any add-ons you select. The national average cost for party photo booth rentals is $400-$500. Here are some examples of average party photo booth rental costs:

  • Weekday packages: $300-$550, depending on features included and length of rental. A three-hour weekday package for $500 could include guest book, personalized photo strips and DVD of all the photos.
  • Weekend packages: $450-$700, depending on features included and length of rental.
  • Additional hours: $100-$150 per extra hour.
  • Add-on features:
    • Photo guest album services: $75.
    • Personalized photo strips: $30-$50.
    • Custom photo backdrops or vinyl skin branding of the booth: $150-$300.
    • Live social media connectivity (ability to share photos to social media accounts): $100-$250.

How do you make a wedding photo booth backdrop?

Creative or DIY-savvy couples can make a wedding photo booth backdrop in no time. You can ask your rental company to incorporate a custom backdrop into your rental party photo booth, or do your own custom photo booth with a friend serving as photographer. It’s easiest to make your own backdrop for an open air photo booth, which you can hang on a wall at an indoor reception, or hang from a tree or in a homemade frame at an outdoor reception.

One simple yet glamorous option is a tinsel curtain. Choose silver or gold for classic elegance, or go for a wild color like bright pink. For a more refined look, you can purchase three or four yards of a luxe fabric that fits your wedding color theme. Creative couples may want to get funky and spray-paint or hand-paint designs onto a cotton canvas backdrop. Don’t forget to provide props for your guests; the props are half the fun and encourage guests to get playful for the camera. Paint an oversized picture frame gold (don’t forget to take out the glass!) for your guests to hold up. Provide a chalkboard where they can write cute messages to hold in their photo, and colorful items from your costume box: think hats, wigs, funky sunglasses, and sequined accessories.

How much does a mariachi band cost?

A mariachi band will bring your party or event alive with their fabulous costumes, beautiful playing and strong vocals. The cost of a mariachi band for hire will depend on how many players are in the group. Each musician in a performance group needs to be paid, so pricing is usually based on the number of mariachis (musicians), the location of the event (and travel time required), and the length of the performance. Day of the week also affects cost, as does day — Christmas, New Year’s Eve and other major holidays will cost more than regular days. The national average cost for live bands of all types ranges between $740 and $1,200. Depending on where you live and regional rates for performers, you might expect to pay between $65 and $120 per hour, per player. Mariachi groups may have 12-15 players available for performance at one time, depending on your budget. Here are some examples of how the number of players affects average cost:

  • Four mariachis: $300 per hour for weeknights, $400 per hour for weekends.
  • Five mariachis: $350 per hour for weeknights, $400-$450 per hour for weekends. Weekends may have a minimum number of hours.
  • Six mariachis: $400 per hour for weeknights, $450-$500 per hour for weekends.

Actual Requests

See other requests for wedding entertainers in Northbrook

Need Photo Booth Rental Service

Winnetka, IL

  • Event type
    Special event / Party
  • Indoor or outdoor event
    Outdoors
  • Type of booth
    I'm not sure yet
  • Props needed?
    I'm not sure yet
  • Number of people
    Fewer than 50
  • Age of guests
    12-17, 18 and older
  • Details
    Graduation party
  • $536.75
    Average price

Need a Photo Booth Rental Service

Northbrook, IL

  • Event type
    Birthday
  • Indoor or outdoor event
    Indoors
  • Type of booth
    I'm not sure yet
  • Props needed?
    Yes
  • Number of people
    50-100
  • Age of guests
    18 and older
  • Details
    Hello, I would like pricing on photo booth & green screen for miss you husband's 50th birthday party. Thank you!
  • $393.5
    Average price
Hire skilled professionals for absolutely everything.