Perfect Event Entertainment

Raleigh, NC

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

Our lighting is modern and top-of-the-line. Our uplights are LED wireless units, with wired units available for multi-day events. No old, ugly theater lights here! Our dance floor lighting is remarkable, with professional tour-grade fixtures available for large crowds or for really bringing an event "over the top". Our constant management of the mood of the event, from what music we're playing, to what line dances we do, to the style of emceeing makes us really stand out! We are personally invested in the success of all of our events and it shows. Our audio and video is also top of the line, from JBL and Shure audio to Panasonic and Sony video. The quality of our hosts is paramount to us as the art of emceeing is becoming lost in the current DJ culture. When our DJs announce the introductions at a reception, the guests know that a professional has been hired. Our lead lighting and audio/video technician has over 25 years in the business, and that makes a huge difference. We can extensively program the lights, add animation to laser effects, and execute other tasks that would greatly task other companies in our price range. When it comes to our karaoke service, unlike the majority of the competition we are 100% legal! We purchase our karaoke tracks and video the old-fashioned way: on discs from authorized vendors which fully licenses us. This protects you and the venue while also ensuring top quality, professional karaoke tracks! Your guests can even browse our selection online from their smartphones or tablets. Our lyric screens are high-definition with large projection packages available. We have quickly become the go-to company for corporate and private karaoke events!

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

My favorite type of job is without a doubt wedding DJing. Being a part of someone's once-in-a-lifetime moment is an amazing privilege. I love the energy, smiles, and laughter of an engaged crowd! Also, the satisfaction one feels from a perfectly executed event is fantastic. I get a great deal of pleasure from designing venue lighting as well. I like to create elegant, modern looks that are exciting to the guests. I constantly invest in new technology so that I can design and offer features to our clients that many competitors cannot.
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Location

Raleigh, NC 27606

Years in business

6

Number of employees

6

Times hired on Thumbtack

88

Reviews

43 Reviews
  • Valerie M. Jan 15, 2017
    DJ
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    We would like to express our appreciation on the incredible job you did as the DJ at our Wedding. The music was fantastic and you played all the songs we requested. We couldn’t have asked for a more professional fun filled DJ. My sister on the day of needed music for her MOH speech and Daniel was able to pull everything together within minutes. Thanks again for helping make our wedding a day to remember. -Valerie & Keith-
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    We would like to express our appreciation on the incredible job you did as the DJ at our Wedding. The music was fantastic and you played all the songs we requested. We couldn’t have asked for a more professional fun filled DJ. My sister on the day of needed music for her MOH speech and Daniel was able to pull everything together within minutes. Thanks again for helping make our wedding a day to remember. -Valerie & Keith-
  • Jennifer M. Dec 15, 2016
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Very timely service, reviews are great!
  • LISA M. Dec 12, 2016
    Karaoke Machine Rental
    Verified Review
    Christmas Party DJ
    The DJ was awesome. We will use again.
  • Karen W. Oct 2, 2016
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Good choice
    They are good and professional
  • Christine C. Sep 27, 2016
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Beyond expectations.
    If you are in the market for a DJ, we highly recommend that you choose Perfect Event Entertainment. Daniel was fantastic. He was punctual, professional, and knew what he was doing. As our wedding service and reception were at the same place, he handled the music for both. We provided him with a number of songs to play during the service, and he managed them all with no problems. He also provided lighting and microphones as well as combined two songs for us for our first dance. Not only that, but mother nature decided to provide us with a sunny day with temperatures just short of being on the sun. This meant that not a lot of people wanted to dance. This did not stop Daniel at all. He could have just thrown on the music and coasted thru, but that was not his style. He utilized every trick in a DJ's repertoire that I have ever seen used, and a few that I hadn't to keep pulling the people out on the dance floor. We can't thank him enough for helping to make our wedding a huge success with family and friends. Ben and Christine
  • Lujean J. Sep 12, 2016
    Wedding DJ
    Verified Review
    Good job
    Daniel did a very good job for our Daughter's wedding. He was very helpful in ensuring the music for the reception and the ceremony came off without a hitch.
  • Brittany S. Aug 14, 2016
    Wedding DJ
    Verified Review
    Daniel was SO great to work with. He helped with every detail of our wedding for all our music, and audio needs. Our wedding ran so smoothly and we didn't have to worry about a thing.
    Daniel K. Aug 19, 2016

    It was our pleasure! It was a lovely ceremony and reception and your crowd was wonderful to entertain.

  • Mark R. Jul 31, 2016
    DJ
    Verified Review
    The DJ (Daniel) was super nice and super plugged in with the crowd! He kept everyone music tastes satisfied and made us dance, dance, dance. Extremely pleased. Recommend!
    Daniel K. Aug 19, 2016

    Thanks Mark! You guys definitely know how to party, we'll DJ and run lighting for you any time.

  • Kimberly D. Jul 5, 2016
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Daniel was wonderful. Very professional and friendly. He kept the guests at our community pool party actively entertained. He did a great job juggling between playing music and helping me announce and run pool games for both kids and adults. I had several residents complement him. Thanks Daniel from Renaissance Park.
    Daniel K. Aug 19, 2016

    Thank you Kimberly, we look forward to future events with your property!

  • Georgette G. Jun 26, 2016
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Great music choices, fantastic delivery, we had a great time, good mix of African, eighties and recent music.
    Daniel K. Aug 19, 2016

    Thank you Georgette! Now I find myself occasionally popping in African music, what a fun event!

  • Dawn C. Jun 20, 2016
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Daniel Kelly was on time and prepared. He kept the music going, with no breaks, for the solid 4 hours. He never sat down, was dressed professionally, and gave the crowd exactly what they requested. I will absolutely re-hire Daniel and Perfect Event Entertainment!
    Daniel K. Aug 19, 2016

    Thank you Dawn! Please let us know if you ever need our services again, your group was a joy to entertain.

  • Ron R. Jun 5, 2016
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Daniel did a great job. He read the crowd well and played music for all ages.
    Daniel K. Aug 19, 2016

    Thank you Ron! We look forward to future events with you.

  • Xi H. May 24, 2016
    Wedding DJ
    Verified Review
    Daniel is great great person to work with. He keeps in touch with us about every small details during the entire preparation process. I had a guitar performance on my wedding reception, he's so thoughtful and brought a long cable for me, that just saved my day. He knows how to warm up the guests. The music he prepared is just beautiful. We highly recommend him !
    Daniel K. Aug 19, 2016

    Thank you Xi! That was an unforgettable and unique wedding, it was an honor to be a part of.

  • Nicole H. May 19, 2016
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Daniel Kelly is a true professional. Organizing a graduation party long distance was stressful and he put me at ease from the initial contact to the end of the evening. He had our guests, from college graduates to grandparents, on the dance floor all evening. Careful music selections allowed guests to mingle, eat dinner and then let loose! I don't typically take the time to write reviews but am thankful Thumbtack put me in contact with Daniel Kelly!
    Daniel K. Aug 19, 2016

    Thank you Nicole! It was such a great celebration, kindly keep us in mind for future events!

  • Sherise D. May 13, 2016
    Wedding DJ
    Verified Review
    If I could Daniel an 11, I would. He met with me twice before the wedding and was quick in answering email and phone calls. He was so organized and accommodating, and during the actual day, he kept the show running smoothly. One of our biggest concerns for our reception was an empty dance floor, but with Daniel, our dance floor was NEVER empty. His music choices were superb and fun for all ages. Since the wedding, we've had several guests come up to us and tell that our wedding was the most fun reception they've ever been to. I can thank Daniel for a good majority of that! I would recommend in a heartbeat!
    Daniel K. Aug 19, 2016

    Thank you Sherise! That was a lovely wedding and a joy to host. I hope that you and your new husband enjoy a lifetime of happiness :)

  • Jim E. Apr 18, 2016
    Wedding DJ
    Verified Review
    Daniel Kelly handled the sound at my daughter's wedding and the reception after. What a professional. Highly responsive prior to the event. Last minute issue with sound at the venue, and Daniel was able to accommodate and handle for us; huge relief. He was/is the consummate professional. I will be recommending him to others, including my employer for our holiday party. What a great guy and company!! You made it special Daniel.
    Daniel K. Aug 19, 2016

    Thank you Jim! It was a pleasure and honor to host your daughter's wedding.

  • Nina W. Mar 30, 2016
    Sweet 16 DJ
    Verified Review
    Perfect Event Entertainment (Daniel Kelly) was a fantastic DJ for my daughters Sweet 16 party. He worked well to engage all of her friends and pump up the party!! Overall, he did an excellent job with the music.
    Daniel K. Aug 19, 2016

    Thank you Nina!

  • Katie E. Mar 30, 2016
    DJ
    Verified Review
    We hired Perfect Event Entertainment after receiving their bid in Thumbtack and we were thrilled with our decision. It was comforting to know the owner, Daniel Kelly, would oversee our prom personally. Upon our first interaction, I was convinced we made the right decision as he seemed to ask all the right questions about our school and students. Within minutes of our students arriving to prom, he was able to perfectly match our students's music interests and his collection. He payed close attention to their cues and special requests to keep the party going. Daniel was a pleasure to work with because of his attention to detail, professional planning, and overall care for our students. Daniel single-handedly helped to create an unforgettable evening filled with excitement and dancing. We will certainly hired Perfect Event Entertainment in the future.
    Daniel K. Aug 19, 2016

    Thank you Katie! We hope to work with your school for future events.

  • Michael S. Feb 21, 2016
    DJ
    Verified Review
    All was good
    Daniel K. Aug 19, 2016

    Thanks Michael! Please reach out to us if you ever need our event production services again.

  • Ashlynn L. Feb 18, 2016
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Super fun dj for my 16th birthday, played really good music, was there on time, and kept the party really fun. Would hire again!
    Daniel K. Aug 19, 2016

    Thank you Ashlynn! It was a great party :)

  • Temeka A. Jan 4, 2016
    Lighting Equipment Rental for Events
    Verified Review
    Daniel was phenomenal and such a genuinely nice guy! Honestly, I could not have asked for better. Daniel traveled approximately 2 hours to our event location and came back to pick up the lights. He never complained or hinted that the distance was an issue. He’s professional and knows his stuff! It was very important to him that we were pleased. He even added a few more lights to fill in the gaps of an area that he was not contracted to cover. The wedding reception was beautiful…and had it not been for the lighting, the room would not have had the same glamorous, sophisticated feeling. The guests continuously commented on the lights! Daniel’s one of those vendors that you can’t go wrong with. And, he’s consistent…what he says he’s going to do you can count on that! He’s the guy everybody loves to do business with.
    Daniel K. Aug 19, 2016

    Thank you Temeka! You were a joy to work with as well.

  • Ron R. Dec 17, 2015
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Daniel was prompt, professional, and played the music that the crowd liked. Competitive price with good lighting. I would use them again!
    Daniel K. Aug 19, 2016

    Thank you Ron! We look forward to future events with Duke University.

  • Elizabeth G. Dec 14, 2015
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Daniel K. Dec 16, 2015

    Hi Elizabeth! We were never hired to work an event with you, did you mean to leave this for the company you moved forward with? Kindly contact us when you have a moment. Thank you!

  • Jamie U. Nov 17, 2015
    Bar or Bat Mitzvah DJ
    Verified Review
    I can't say enough great things about Daniel and Perfect Event. When you have a major family event happening (in our case a bat mitzvah with 125 guests) and many service providers and moving parts, working with an experienced pro who knows what to ask you, how to handle logistics, is dependable, and performs flawlessly is HUGE! Before the event, Daniel worked with my daughter to get a song list together, coordinated the games she wanted to play, and worked with us to put together the equipment (LED uplighting, projector, etc.) we needed to create the ambience we sought to have. On event day, he was the first one to arrive to setup, and easily went with the flow of the evening - dinner announcement, introductions, getting the dancing and games started, and taking care of the family video (which he astutely had us send him beforehand so we could all be certain it would go off without a hitch). Lastly, aside from his professionalism, Daniel was just a great person to work with - he clearly cared about making this event a great one for my daughter and our family!
    Daniel K. Aug 19, 2016

    Thank you Jamie! That was a memorable Bat Mitzvah(and such a well-produced video from you!)- please reach out to us if you ever need our services again.

  • Wade S. Nov 4, 2015
    Daniel Kelly, the owner, DJ'ed at our outdoors wedding. We didn't give ourselves much time to plan the wedding as we were very eager to just be married. Mr.Kelly did a great job, was very professional, and helped make the ambieance perfect for our special day. Thank you Mr.Kelly! Highly recommend.
  • Michael F. Oct 24, 2015
    We used Perfect Event for a service at our church. They showed up on time and very prepared. They are easy to work with and know what they are doing
    Daniel K. Oct 25, 2015

    Thank you Michael! Please let us know if you need our event production services again.

  • Marlene W. Oct 21, 2015
    We had the BEST night! EVERYONE from the kids to the adults had a blast! Daniel made sure everyone had a great time! We will definitely have him back next year for our party!!! Thank you .... Daniel!
    Daniel K. Oct 21, 2015

    Thank you Marlene! That party really was a blast- you were so much fun to entertain. I look forward to next year!

  • Margaret S. Oct 20, 2015
    Wedding DJ
    Verified Review
    Daniel K. Oct 21, 2015

    Thank you for your business Margaret! It was an honor to be a part of your son's wedding.

  • Jennifer P. Oct 1, 2015
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Very professional, equipment was top notch, outstanding job
    Daniel K. Oct 14, 2015

    Thank you Jennifer! No one will forget that 12 foot projection screen anytime soon, that is for sure. I look forward to future events with you and Diversified Estate Services!

  • Kara R. Sep 27, 2015
    Karaoke Machine Rental
    Verified Review
    Everything went well - even on super short notice !
    Daniel K. Sep 28, 2015

    Thank you Kara! I look forward to working with you and Lenovo again!

  • Laura G. Sep 21, 2015
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Daniel from Perfect Entertainment played a great selection of music for our store's 20th Anniversary Party. He was professional, on time and provided a valuable service. I would hire him again for another event.
    Daniel K. Sep 28, 2015

    It was a pleasure to work with you Laura, it was a wonderful day for an outdoor event!

  • Pete S. Aug 28, 2015
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Daniel was very professional. Music was exactly what we requested. Will use again.
    Daniel K. Sep 28, 2015

    Thanks Pete- you were definitely a fun group to entertain!

  • Annette T. Aug 26, 2015
    Sweet 16 DJ
    Verified Review
    Daniel K. Sep 28, 2015

    Thank you for the review Annette :)

  • Jim M. Aug 4, 2015
    Karaoke Machine Rental
    Verified Review
    Daniel was everything we hoped for and more. everyone had a blast.cant wait to party with Perfect Event Entertainment next year.
    Daniel K. Aug 6, 2015

    Thank you Jim! You and your employees were a great crowd. I look forward to next year as well!

  • Barb C. Jun 7, 2015
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Daniel Kelly was terrific. He was on time, had lights and karaoke, songs for young and old, and kept the tempo going all night, whether kids were dancing, parents were dancing or grandparents were dancing. It was a fabulous night and I would recommend Daniel Kelly to everyone. He made my daughter's bat mitzvah/13th birthday party a huge success. And he was nice.
    Daniel K. Jun 19, 2015

    Thank you Barb, you were a joy to work with as well! Your daughter and her friends were energetic and definitely knew how to have a good time. You cut quite the figure on the dance floor yourself later in the evening! Do not hesitate to reach out to me should you need my services again for an event.

  • Erik R. Jun 1, 2015
    Daniel Kelly is a master entertainment specialist. Not only does he possess an encyclopedic knowledge of music, he interprets the crowd flawlessly, matching music to situation to present company with deftness. Our wedding was an outdoor event that required music in multiple locations. Daniel was prepared, even at the last minute when our power requirements changed, he improvised a brilliant solution that gave us exactly the sound we were looking for. Daniel was an exceptional master of ceremonies at our reception, helping our coordinator keep our party on time and fluid so that our guests had the maximal experience. The people at our reception danced continuously for 4.5 hours, and they enjoyed every moment, thanks to Daniel’s selections that so appropriately matched our crowd. Daniel is professional, remarkably competent, polite, and very reasonably priced. He was our favorite wedding vendor, and we would absolutely use him again for any event requiring music or lighting. Thank you Daniel, you are an artist.
    Daniel K. Jun 7, 2015

    Wow Erik, I don't know what to say! Thank you so much for your kind words. Your wedding is definitely one that I will never forget.

  • Peg H. May 11, 2015
    Karaoke Machine Rental
    Verified Review
    Daniel was a perfect host, responsively adjusting to the demand of a diverse audience. Everyone has a great time!
    Daniel K. Jun 7, 2015

    Thanks Peg- now that was a party!

  • Laura B. May 7, 2015
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Daniel made our Cinco De Mayo fiesta a huge success with his experience, personality and professionalism throughout our restaurant's event. We will continue to use Perfect Event Entertainment for future events and would recommend this company as a great entertainment resource!
    Daniel K. May 8, 2015

    Thank you, it was my pleasure!

  • Michele S. Apr 20, 2015
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Perfect Event Entertainment made our backyard reception a party to remember. Though the party started with sun, the unpredictable Carolina sky decided to grace us with some spring showers. But that did not stop Daniel Kelly, improvisation is his middle name, without missing a beat he brought the party inside. The guest ranged from 7 months to 70 years old and our DJ was able to keep everyone tapping their toes to the beat! From the Jackson 5 to the Wobble the party was a huge success thanks to Perfect Event Entertainment.
    Daniel K. May 8, 2015

    That was definitely a memorable reception! I'm happy to have been a part of it.

  • Townes B. Apr 11, 2015
    Karaoke Machine Rental
    Verified Review
    It was awesome. Daniel was fantastic and very adaptable.
    Daniel K. Apr 20, 2015

    Thank you! I look forward to working with you again.

  • Nathaniel G. Feb 16, 2015
    Karaoke Machine Rental
    Verified Review
    Daniel Kelly was the consummate professional. He listened to our needs and adapted to our situation, in regards to programming, price, setup, and timing. His communications were clear, and he made a special effort to ensure he understood what we needed and wanted. We had only wanted karaoke, and had considered doing it ourselves. But he was able to keep our reception entertaining as our guests warmed up to the idea, as well as during the breaks between singers, once we got going, so it was totally worth going with his company.
    Daniel K. Apr 20, 2015

    Thank you Nathaniel! It was a beautiful ceremony and fun reception to be a part of.

  • Tim W. Feb 3, 2015
    Perfect Event Entertainment did an AWESOME!!!! job at our 2014 Holiday Party. We had over 300 employees that attended the party and everyone enjoyed the entertainment that was provided. Perfect Event Entertainment provided MC, DJ and Karaoke service. When you're looking for a company to entertain your next event... Perfect Event Entertainment is just that PERFECT!!!!!
    Daniel K. Apr 20, 2015

    Thank you Tim! I look forward to working with you and the AICPA again- don't hesitate to contact me for quotes on your upcoming events!

  • Robert V. Nov 8, 2014
    Karaoke Machine Rental
    Verified Review
    He had a good presence and was versatile to cater to our setup. He was able to keep a good energy for a large group of college age students. He was professional, showed up on time, and had a wide spread of karaoke songs. I would recommend to any group looking to bring something fun and different to an event.
    Daniel K. Apr 20, 2015

    Thank you Robert! You were definitely a fun group to perform for!

Q&A

How did you get started doing this type of work?
I have been working in the DJ and event production industry for 13 years. While I was the regional manager and lead DJ for a leading limousine and entertainment provider, I had a vision of forming a "dream team" of industry veterans to raise the bar for event services in the Triangle. I have accomplished this and now offer top notch event production and DJ entertainment with a hand-picked staff.
What types of customers have you worked with?
Corporate audio/video services Company events & company parties Wedding receptions Private parties General events Fundraisers Event lighting
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
Perfect Event Entertainment recently hosted and provided entertainment for Inspire Media's BIGG Music Challenge! This was an amazing event where we raised money for many great charities. WRAL-5 filmed the event and we were complimented on the radio as well.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Have an in-depth conversation about what you are looking to achieve with your event and your vision for our services. Leave nothing assumed and be open to suggestions! For audio/video or lighting services, communication is key to ensure that the production matches your vision. When at all possible, have picture or video examples of what you would like to achieve. For entertainment services, meet the person who will be your DJ or at the very least have a phone conversation! The success of your event depends largely on the personality and charisma of its host.