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THIS WEEK

Back from our Wedding Anniversary getaway right into Holiday season

Wednesday night I'm with my Vienna Nights Orchestra at Heinz History Center for the Childrens Hospital Physicians Holiday Party.Also, doing PopRock Violin for Cocktail Hour. Our 8th year in a row.

Thursday night I'm back with the PHRA for their Holiday Party and Rebranding Launch.

DoubkleTree Greentree Hotel.  PopRock Violin and DJ Package.

Friday from 12-2 PM I'm in the lobby of Fifth Avenue Place. Come and have lunch in the Food Court.  Great people watching, too.

On Saturday I'm doing a PopRock Violin & DJ Package for a Wedding Reception at the Sheraton Hotel in Station Square.

We will have performers at Soldiers And Sailors Hall, Lighthouse Point in Fox Chapel,  Lemont, another party at the Sheraton Station Square,St. Boniface on the North Side, and The Country Place in Irwin.

CONGRATULATIONS

To Danielle & William, Paige & Brandon, Kelsey & Jeff, Catherine & Paul, Ianne & Daniel, Stephanie & Elliott, Elyse & Jason, Amanda & Chris, Alec & Caitlin, Rachel & Adam, Alexis & Edward, and Jaime & Nick on their recent weddings.

THANKS TO

All In Good Taste Productions, SRI Registrar, Treesdale Golf Club, Fifth Avenue Place, Networth Advisers, Bella Sera, Twentieth Century Club, AAA Travel, St. John Church in Plum Boro, Olivia's Banquet Center, Petrosoft Inc, Elmcroft of Chippewa, Bedford Springs Resort, Chestnut Ridge Resort, The Harbour in GreenTree, and the National Aviary  for their hospitality and help with recent events.

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The Knot Best Of Weddings 2016

Our fifth year.

THE KNOT HALL OF FAME 

Inducted 2015

Yes, they really have a Hall Of Fame

Wedding Wire Couples Choice

2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

Gigmasters Best of 2015, 2014, 2013 and 2012 !

 

 

                   

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RECENT RAVES

See The Knot and Wedding Wire for a bunch of new 5-star reviews I have not been able to post here yet.

“WOW. Just WOW. I had Steven play violin at my ceremony and cocktail hour and DJ dinner and the reception. He was PHENOMENAL. His playing was incredible, and he easily did anything we asked for. I mentioned to him that I was bummed I didn't get to hear him play at cocktail hour (we took pictures then) and he played a couple of extra songs for me at dinner so I could hear him! His playing was beautiful. Multiple guests commented how great his DJ'ing was too. He kept the night flowing, and he really read the crowd. Some DJ's play old songs at the beginning and new songs at the end, and that's it. Steven played a great mix throughout the night based off what the crowd was responding to. The dance floor was never empty because of him!”             Kelsey & Jeffery  11/5/16  Lemont Mt. Washington  Steven Vance Violin & DJ Package

“I just wanted to write you quickly to tell you my experience using Mike Greca as my wedding DJ this past Saturday.  Mike was a pleasure to work with.  He made planning the structure of our reception go extremely smooth and took the stress off our shoulders.  He was very detail and timeline oriented, and didn't hesitate to point out any inconsistencies and conflicts in our timeline. Mike worked great alongside our caterer and photographer to move the night along without a single problem, and was courteous and helpful to our guests.  He played a great selection of tunes throughout the night and had people dancing the entire time!  I will highly recommend him and your firm to other people I know in need of DJ services.”

Alec & Caitlin 10/29/16 Pittsburgh Botanic Garden

DJ Mike Greca

“My husband and I got married on September 17, 2016.  Our DJ was Mike Greca & Joey Molinaro.  They were both phenomenal.  We can't thank you enough.  The violin was the perfect touch for our ceremony.  The music at our wedding was terrific!  Throughout the night we had many guests praising Mike and his music choices.  He was so kind and accommodating.  He definitely made our wedding one to remember.  We think we've had the best music out of all of the weddings we've been to.  The dance floor was pretty packed throughout the entire night.  Thank you again.”

Sarah and Brandon Huggins 9/17/16                    The Farmhouse Bethel Park

Violinist Joey Molinaro & DJ Mike Greca

“The string duo that played at our wedding was absolutely fantastic. All of our guest commented on the wonderful music during the ceremony. Our venue even reached out to us to ask for their info for other couples looking for a similar style. The group leader (Paul) had fantastic communication with us before and after the wedding day. He was open to the music we wanted played, as well as suggested wonderful music that would make a perfect combo of music to be played. Highly recommend this company!!!

Erica & Heather  8/13/16   Rustic Acres  Volant PA Premium String Duo

"Steven Vance is hands down the BEST!! He is extremely professional and amazingly talented. After reading the endless raving reviews about him and his team on the knot and watching videos of him performing, I knew I couldn't go with anyone else! He played the violin during cocktail hour and dinner, and I had chills the entire time. It was breathtaking and I could have sat and listened all night long. Steven was very good with accommodating the songs we wanted played and incorporating his own ideas for certain parts of the reception. He was also our DJ for the evening and played a great variety! Every song he picked was perfect, and he was so easy to work with. All of our guests were blown away with his talent. I could go on and on but needless to say, Steven made our wedding beautiful and unforgettable. He has my highest recommendation!"

Emily & Kyle 7/30/16  Phipps Conservatory

Steven Vance Violin/DJ/ Uplighting Package

“Jeff and I just wanted to thank you and Ryan for coming to play for our wedding ceremony yesterday!  We feel bad that we did not get the chance to see nor thank you in person but we loved the music!  We really appreciate you both taking this time to make our day special!”Leah & Jeff 8/6/16                               Mayernik Center North Hills                    AAA String Trio

"Thank you so very much for the beautiful music you played prior to, during and after Lauren & Rob's Wedding. I truly appreciate all that you played and the work you did with my daughter and her husband before the wedding. Wishing you the very best"

Arlene Mother of the Bride 7/17/16                  Wyndham Grand Hotel Downtown

Steven Vance Keystring Duo  Violin and Keyboards.

“Nate Goodrich did an amazing job at our wedding reception! He was so easy to work with, and very kind. He kept everyone on the dance floor and having fun all night long! We also had the trio play during the ceremony and Nate did a great strolling violin at cocktail hour. I received so many compliments on the amazing DJ and musicians!”Review on The Knot  July 2016                                    Violinist & DJ Nate Goodrich

"The ceremony was so beautiful for Bridget and Dan - The music played by Steve and the violinists was just perfect!!!
Everyone commented on how music and venue went perfect together."
Thank you both again for everything!!!

Grace, Bridget & Dan  AAA String Trio

7/9/16  Bramblewood McDonald PA

"From the very first phone call (FaceTime actually because he's that accommodating) Steven not only inspired confidence but had me totally at ease that he and his talent would execute the ceremony and reception just as envisioned. Steven was quickly able to assess our wedding style and personality, that combined with the wealth of resources on his site, made planning our ceremony and reception music the easiest part of the wedding. Steven truly manages your event, down to working with the other vendors to ensure a perfect celebration - he even lit candles a guest pointed out were unlit. Steven's ability to offer so many musical and entertainment options, saving you from working with multiple vendors is worthwhile enough but he is truly unparalleled in entertainment services and we will definitely use him again for other events."

Wedding Wire Review June 2016

Steven Vance Violin & DJ Package

"Sorry it has taken me so long to respond but Joe was FANTASTIC!! Our guests loved him and so did we. Just wish I got to see more is all!"                                        Amber & Eric 6/25/16                                             Lakeside United Methodist Church Dubios PA  PopRock Violinist Joseph Martin

"I didn't get a chance to speak to you at the wedding. I wanted to thank you for such an awesome job you did!!! I will definitely be recommending you to people. You made our day turn out perfect. Thanks so sooo much",
Amy & Bryan  6/18/16  Green Gables Jennerstown

Violinist Joyce W. and DJ Mike Greca

“Anthony and Joseph were amazing!! Joseph played the violin for our ceremony and cocktail hour and the music was just so beautiful and really made our ceremony so special and romantic. Anthony was the best DJ!! He played songs all night long that kept the dance floor crowded and everyone had a blast!! We even extended our reception time because everyone wanted to keep dancing!! He was excellent at keeping the flow the of reception with his MC skills and everything really went perfectly! They were easy to talk with and accommodating for what we wanted during our day. Overall it was just the absolute perfect day and we are so thankful that we chose Steven Vance DJ/Violin Package for our wedding!! Thank you all so much for your time and hard work to make our wedding day so incredibly special! We would highly recommend you guys!!!”     Kelsey & Ben               6/11/16 Linden Hall Dawson PA                                  PopRock Violinist Joseph Martin and DJ Anthony

“Ron did a GREAT job last night! Always a pleasure working with him

Eric Calvimontes  Wedding Planner  Divine Celebrations   5/28/16  Omni William Penn Hotel   Strolling Violinist Ron Molinaro

"I'm so impressed with Steve's rofessionalism and talent. Man, can he rock a violin.  I was more than satisfied with his dervices and will wholeheartedly recommend."

Kathy  5/23/16   Succop Conservancy

Solo/PopRock Violinist Steven Vance

"Steven Vance was the perfect addition to my wedding reception! We wanted an upbeat vibe for our cocktail hour so we chose the Cadillac Jazz Quartet (piano, bass, drums & saxophone) and they did not disappoint! Steve and his team asked me if I wanted any specific songs prior, but I trusted them and told them to play what they wanted. A lot of my guests told me the jazz was a great way to get the party started, but Steve offers an array of musical genres to choose from (classical, jazz, contemporary, etc.) and your choice of instruments. I highly recommend Steven Vance Entertainment! Not only are they super talented, but very professional and easy to work with!"

Casey & Jonathan 5/14/16 Omni Willam Penn Hotel Cadillac Jazz Trio

“We decided on the Steven Vance Violin and DJ Package for our recent wedding at the Hyeholde. Both Charles May and DJ Anthony were awesome and our guests enjoyed the music selections. The violin music for the ceremony and dinner was loved by all. Very professional; I would highly recommend Steven Vance.” Greg & Chris 5/14/16  Hyeholde Moon Twp.  Violinist Charles May and DJ Anthony

“Steven recently played at our wedding in April and was an absolute hit! He performed at our ceremony and cocktail hour and then was the DJ during dinner/reception. People are still complimenting us on how great everything was. Everything flowed really well during both the ceremony and the reception. He was very professional and helpful throughout the whole process. Thanks again Steven!”                                                    Bailee & Ryan  4/22/16  The Chadwick              Steven Vance Violin & DJ Package

“We had a violin and keyboard for our ceremony and cocktail hour, strolling violin during dinner and DJ for the reception. Steven was so professional and answered all of our question. The violin and keyboard were the perfect touch to the ceremony, cocktail hour and dinner! Everyone loved it! It kept the momentum going. Steven was also an amazing DJ. Our dance floor was packed the entire night! We gave him a vague idea of what type of music we wanted and he hit it out of the park! He knew exactly what would work with our group!”

Claire & Tim  3/26/16  Lemont

Keystring Duo  (Violin & Keyboards), Strolling Violin & DJ Steven Vance

“The ceremony music provided by Steven Vance's company was great! It added such a special touch to our day! Joyce helped us to create a great song list by asking what we would like but also providing suggestions. Working with her was very easy and she was very responsive. I would highly recommend Steven Vance for your wedding or special day.”                                  Ashley & Matt  Bella Sera 3/19/16                  PopRock Violinist Joyce W.

“Steve- you were awesome and set the tone for a pleasant and nice wedding reception. Your dueling piano and violin along with DJ services accommodated all of our needs and preferences of the guests.”                           Clia & Orlanda 3/12/16                                                 The Fairmont Hotel                                                Steven Vance Violin and Piano Duo & DJ Package

"The music was heavenly! Thank you so much for playing my favorite piece. You and John are such masters of your art -- thank you a thousand times! It was a pleasure to see you."  Eileen Twigger The Carnegie Museum Music Hall Foyer  3/3/16

"Steven Vance and his String Quartet played beautifully on my wedding day. Many people commented on how great the music was. They set the romantic mood the moment guests walked into the venue to be seated. Steven was my point of contact and he was extremely responsive and very accommodating. I was so happy to hear they could play everything on my wish list. I highly recommend them to other couples seeking music for their ceremony. Thank you Steven Vance and your wonderful String Quartet!"

Review on The Knot posted 1/28/16

"We purchased the Strolling Violin and DJ package for our wedding. From the beginning, working with Steven was a pleasure. He was quick to respond to all of our messages. He arranged a face-to-face meeting with us to go over his services and packages offered. Guests loved the modern music selections he played during cocktail hour and they also enjoyed the strolling violin service he provided during dinner. Steven kept the guests dancing all night with a great variety of music, once he took on the role of DJ. We highly recommend Steven!"

Kayla & Jonathan  1/2/16 

Armstrong Farms  Saxonburg PA

Steven Vance Violin & DJ Package

"One of the best decisions that we made for our wedding was using Steven Vance as our DJ. He played the violin in our ceremony which was beyond my expectations. He then continued on the violin for our cocktail hour and then was the DJ for our reception. He was extremely professional and talented. You will not regret your decision to use Steven Vance for your wedding!"

Review on The Knot posted 11/30/15

Steven Vance Violin & DJ Package

“Steven Vance provided ceremony, cocktail, and dinner violin performances, dinner DJ services, and a photobooth. It was amazing to receive live music, a DJ, and a photobooth through the same company! Steve was absolutely amazing! His violin skills are impeccable and his ability to DJ was perfect! All of the guests thought he did a great job throughout the evening. He was a great MC and put the guests at ease. He played a mix of music throughout the evening. During certain points of the ceremony, we didn't have a music preference, so we let Steve decided. He handled our "play whatever" request very well! We absolutely loved the photobooth. We were able to pick our own background and guests could request as many prints of the photo as they'd like. Steven also provided a scrapbook and pens for guests to place a copy of their photo and a message. This was an unexpected bonus and we are so excited! Even more, we were given a USB with all of the photos from that evening. Again, we we not expecting that!”

Recent Wedding reviewed by a Private User on Wedding Wire

Solo/Strolling/PopRock Violinist DJ Steven Vance and Photobooth

"We just wanted to thank you again for a lovely wedding! We enjoyed the music, such a great variety! Thanks for helping us organize various aspects of the evening. The live violin music was great, and thanks for learning our special requests! Everyone seemed to have had a great time! "

Hilary & Roy  10/25/15 

Fellows Riverside Gardens Youngstown OH 

Steven Vance PopRock Violin & DJ Package

 

 

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