"Matt helped us create the perfect wedding night."
Matt Donnelly helped us create the perfect wedding night. From the initial meetings to the night of the event, Matt was a consummate professional and even helped us plan our surprise choreographed first dance! He kept the dance floor packed from 8 until midnight when we closed the country club down! I highly recommend him to anyone looking for a DJ for their special occasion.
We cannot say enough about how awesome of a job Matt (DJD) did. We still have friends and family commenting on how great the music and energy of the night was. He played the perfect mix of songs and the dance floor was NEVER empty! Leading up to the wedding, Matt sent us a google doc where we could fill in all of the songs we wanted played for each part of the reception along with spots for “must play” and “do not play” lists, which were extremely helpful! I can’t stress enough that everyone should hire DJD! Thank you Matt for helping to make our night so perfect!
Matt was wonderful to work with - we had lots of special requests and he was able to accommodate everything we wanted without a hitch. He brought two different sound systems for our cocktail hour and reception. He also made a custom mix for the Father/Daughter dance and made edits as requested in a timely manner. For the reception itself, he did a great job keeping the party going and the dance full floor. Definitely would recommend to anyone for their wedding!
My husband and I recently got married in Pittsburgh on 9/17/16. It might sound crazy but DJD PGH was the first vendor we booked after we got engaged (besides our venue) because of past experiences where we’d seen him perform. He definitely exceeded all of our expectations for our wedding. Matt was extremely professional to work with, organized throughout the planning process, got every detail on point the night of our wedding and when it came to the music, we didn’t stop dancing all night. We got so much positive feedback from our guests saying that he was the best DJ at a wedding they’ve attended! We can’t thank him enough for making the night unforgettable.
DJD PGH = Amazing. If you are looking for the dance floor to be packed all night - you need to book Matt! I’ve received so many compliments from the night of the wedding on how great our DJ was. Matt’s fantastic and will make your wedding evening memorable. He is very organized, personable and so easy to communicate with. Matt went out of his way to check out our venue prior to the wedding to make sure we had the right amount of uplighting (which made our wedding look awesome). I HIGHLY recommend DJD PGH!
Choosing a DJ was easy after meeting with Matt and talking about our day. We met with him twice, first to meet and secondly to talk details before the wedding and he got us so pumped up for the wedding day. I left the second meeting smiling ear to ear feeling completely confident about his expertise. His professionalism didn’t go unnoticed either. The wedding reception could not have been better. He played the best music and followed through with a solid game plan. I would recommend Matt to anyone who likes a packed dance floor! We didn’t stop dancing ALL night.
I cannot say enough great things about Matt. Our wedding was not only the dance party we dreamed about, but he made everything so easy and worry-free! We felt extremely comfortable talking to him about all of our crazy ideas and he seemed to be just as excited for the big day as we were. We had so many vendors involved in our wedding, it was great not to have to worry about one of them. He made us feel so confident. Since we got married on NYE, it had to be a party, and Matt absolutely delivered. I’ve never danced so hard in my life.
Matt with DJD recently DJ’d my slightly rainy and very humid outdoor wedding. HE WAS AMAZING! Despite the weather conditions, he kept the crowd super excited and I have received so many compliments about his work.In terms of behind the scenes, I would not have figured out the flow of the wedding without his help! He will guide you through the entire process and make it FUN to choose the tunes you want. He comes highly recommended from this Pittsburgh native.
Matt is excellent - you should have no reservations booking him as your DJ. He meets with you before your wedding to get a feel for how you want the night to feel, what you like, and how things should go. We were very concerned about getting a DJ who would be able to read the room and keep people on the dance floor, and Matt exceeded our expectations. He’s great at mixing songs and playing music that a variety of people like and want to dance to. He custom-mixed a couple of songs for us and had everyone raving about how great he was.
DJD is an awesome wedding DJ. I am a music fanatic, and his playlists were perfect for our wedding. Matt does a walk through of the space before hand, where he recommends lighting (very affordable) and reception flow. He stated that he is a perfectionist - and it is true! He did an amazing job emceeing, spinning and catering to what we wanted. I would highly recommend DJD for your wedding!
I would recommend DJD PGH to any bride planning a wedding. It’s great to be able to write this review with so much confidence in DJD PGH. Matt loves what he does - you can tell by watching him DJ! We didn’t have to worry about a thing regarding music, not to mention other tasks he does behind the scene. Matt displayed nothing but patience and professionalism (with a side of fun) every time we met with him to discuss wedding details. He was attentive and was willing to offer suggestions when needed. My husband and I had a pretty large wedding (375 people) and the dance floor was packed the entire night. My 87 year old grandmother didn’t leave the dance floor for more than 10 minutes - the music was too good!
We cannot say enough wonderful things about Matt. Not only does he have a great personality and really knows how to MC a wedding, but he was so fun to work with!! Everything ran smoothly; from dances, to toasts, to all the other fun parts of the night - because of him. Looking back at how organized and professional Matt was - Brandon and I knew that we picked the right person for the job! We would recommend him to anyone planning a wedding or special event - especially if you love to dance like we do!!
Seriously, DJD PGH (Matt) is the best. He is super organized and on top of all the best new music that’s available. I can’t say enough about how amazing the music was at our wedding. He is comfortable going from a playlist if you are music nerds/control freaks like us, or he can suggest and surprise you with a custom night of music to fit the style of the bride and groom. He is by far the best DJ I interacted with in the Southwestern PA area. Do yourself a favor and book him for your next event.
Matt came highly recommended from a co-worker and he exceeded his recommendation. I was looking for a DJ who had a clear voice - not one who mumbled - as well as someone who could keep my guests out on the dance floor. I had one guest give him a THREE page list of recommendations. Matt was great about it and had all the songs. My dance floor was packed!
Matt was wonderful to work with! He answered all pre- wedding emails right away and answered all of my questions. He did a great job at the weeding and kept everyone dancing all night long! I would highly recommend him!
We just used DJD PGH for our wedding on 8/22/15 and he was fantastic! Matt was so easy to work with and made coordinating with him really simple. We talked with him a few times before the wedding and filled out a form online with our preferences. The day went off without a hitch and Matt was really helpful with keeping us on schedule through the night. His music choices were great and everyone really like how he mixed songs together. We got tons of comments that people loved the DJ - he read the crowd really well and keep everyone dancing. I would highly recommend using him for any kind of event!
Matt definitely made our wedding! He made an all-night dance party, but with a great blend of music so young and old were all happy (lots of 90s!). He also did an amazing mix for our bridal party to walk in to the reception - we asked for specific action movie theme songs for each couple, and he delivered! Matt also made communication super easy. We had one in person meeting with him, and then he sent us a very organized google doc so we could edit the information and he would see it immediately. Overall, Matt was incredibly professional, passionate, and fantastic to work with. I would recommend him to everyone I know!
Matt Donnelly rocked my wedding! We got so many complements about him. He was totally on top of things and he really put my mind at ease about how things would go. He is very easy to talk to and very friendly. We kept in touch for several months before the wedding ironing out all the details. He answered every crazy question I had!! He really set the dance floor on fire and all of the guests danced till the very last song. He knows his stuff- he has the turntables going and wears the big headphones...the whole bit! He played awesome dance music. I would ABSOLUTLEY recommend Matt to any friend or person looking for a DJ. Thanks a million DJD!!!
Matt was fantastic! He played the music we requested, plus many more songs that got the crowd up and moving! I danced the ENTIRE night-which was my goal! My husband as well as my family and friends were very impressed with Matt and the selection of music he played. He was very professional, easy to contact, and gave wonderful suggestions to help make our wedding a blast! Thank you Matt!
I hired Matt after hearing him DJ at a Pittsburgh Magazine event. I immediately knew I loved his style! I want someone who is willing to adapt to the vibe of the party, but doesn’t have to be told exactly what to play. I literally told him the style of music I wanted and he took that and ran with it to create an awesome environment for my event. I had great feedback from guests on his set, who said the music lent to the event. I want the music to create a great atmosphere, not blend in, and he was on point. I wouldn’t hesitate to hire him again and again!
From the first time we met him, we knew we wanted him to be a part of our big day! He was extremely professional and worked with us from beginning to end, through face-to-face meetings and over the phone, to make sure everything was perfect. All of our guests had a blast at the reception! Matt was able to read the crowd and kept everyone dancing, from my 4 year old niece to my 88 year old grandmother! I would HIGHLY recommend Matt Donnelly to any couple looking for a professional DJ for their wedding!
Matt blew us away for our wedding. He did a perfect job. Not only did he meet with us beforehand, but he went to the venue two times prior to our wedding to ensure that the reception would be filled with high-quality sound. He is collaborative, boasts a wide-ranging music collection, and aptly reads the dance floor – important when keeping the night going. A wedding DJ is by far one of the most crucial aspects of the big night, and Matt exceeded our expectations. Several guests complimented us on the great music at our wedding. I highly recommend Matt for all of your DJing needs!!
We LOVE DJ Donnelly! We have known Matt for years and were so excited he was available for our wedding date! Matt shows true professionalism from start to finish and kept our guests on the dance floor the whole night! He was able to think on his feet when we had last minute changes with bridal party travel plans and didn’t miss a beat. We recommend DJ Donnelly to all of our friends and family for any event they have- he is the best!
Matt was the digs! I came to him as a bloated musician with a laundry list of obscure artists and songs I wanted him to play. Through his sorcery he was able to blend my wife and I’s esoteric musical tastes with some relevant danceable jams. He was also good with crowd control. He was able to grab the guests’ attention for speeches, cake cutting, etc. without ever getting in their way or sounding like an AM talk radio DJ. Matt packed the floor for the last dance, “Fake Empire” by the National. It was a big emo moment with all our friends, families, and lovers kicking their feet and shouting their joys.
My wife and I got married in June of 2012 and were fortunate enough to have come across Matt in our search for reception entertainment. We could tell from our first meeting that Matt was not some guy playing an iPod. Not only did he completely outline the days events, he also helped us with song selection based off our anticipated audience. The day of the reception was no different. Matt was there early setting up and going over any last minute changes that we might have had.Once dinner was over we got to see exactly why he was in such high demand. DJD ran the dance floor like an Olympic track star. He reads the audiences behavior to determine track order, live mixing when appropriate, and keeping everyone energized all night. The entire floor was packed from beginning to end culminating with both my wife and I crowd surfing! I never understood the difference between event DJs until working with Matt. He’s a true professional who LOVES what he does.