Carlysle Entertainment

Carlysle Entertainment is a full service disc jockey, event coordinating, and entertainment company created by Bill Marsh, a professional disc jockey and event coordinator with over 25 years of experience as a public address announcer, emcee, and disc jockey, and also in planning and production of special events. While weddings are certainly our passion we are equally committed to the complete success of every event we specialize in including corporate functions, award galas, seminars, promotional events, conventions, bar mitzvahs, bat mitzvahs, and your next celebration or event. Working with many of the top professionals in all facets of the industry provides Carlysle Entertainment the ability to bring the best to your next event.

Please take a moment to browse through our web site for information about Carlysle Entertainment professional disc jockeys & event coordinators along with the many other services we provide to make certain your event will be a complete success from our first conversation to the last dance.

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Bill Marsh did a fantastic job deejaying our wedding! he was polite, and did a great job wiith the music selections and transition songs and keeping my husband and I on the right track! I highly recommend Bill to any Bride to be! Thanks Bill!

-Heather, 8/28/10

I love Bill Marsh. He was easy to get along with and helped me orchestrate the reception to perfection. I had some wonky ideas and he helped turn them into precious moments because of his years of experience. He helped me get my timeline into a workable state, and even helped me pick out a couple songs. My wedding wouldn’t have been as great as it was with out him.

The even gave us a special surprise at the end of our evening, and on our Honeymoon we danced and re-lived the evening all over again and we couldn’t have done it without him.

-4/10/11

Thanks to my photographer, I got Bill Marsh’s name who represents Carlysle Entertainment.

Positives: Extremely easy to talk to, great at brainstorming music selections, very professional, reasonable packages for ceremony and reception coverage, very responsive via email or phone, and most of all, read the crowd so well on the wedding day to get people up and dancing vs. sit back and enjoy the day with a mix of background selections.

Cons: none – really, there weren’t any

He was the only DJ I met in person and immediately knew he was the one to book. Since I’m a music lover myself, it was fun to talk to someone who loves music as much as I do. Another major vendor that I never worried about.

-Andrea, 5/29/11

Bill Marsh at Carlysle entertainment is fantastic. He was very helpful in advising me in how weddings should run at our venue and was always responsive when I had questions. The night of he played fantastic music. He mixed our requests in with music beautifully so that the transitions were seamless. He is also just an incredibly nice and fun guy. A pleasure to work with!

-PLS, 6/9/12

I loved how amazing Carlysle Entertainment was for our reception!! Bill Marsh was very helpful in planning our reception, he made sure the day was extremely special with his personal touches. He ensured that there was a smooth flawless procession to the entire nights proceedings.

-Samantha, 1/8/13

We met Bill Marsh from Carlysle Entertainment at two different bridal shows last January and we were quickly impressed that he remembered us and our brief conversation from the first show as we were walking by their booth at the second show. We were also quite pleased with his overall knowledge about weddings and the many suggestions and recommendations he had for us since we were still new to the whole planning process. After we booked our venue Bill was the next vendor we booked and he was always quick to reply to my numerous emails seeking suggestions or answers to questions I had along the way.

Carlysle Entertainment also provided an open air style photo booth that was a huge hit with our guests and we incorporated the pictures into a scrap book style guest book that is still the source of a good laugh several months later. They did up-lighting for our reception as well as music and microphones for the ceremony along with a last minute addition for a special sound set up for a friend to play guitar to accompany my sister singing during the ceremony that we had not anticipated needing.

Most of all we wanted a fun wedding and knew the music would be a huge part of that but our musical tastes are so random that we felt it was best to just give Bill the songs for our first dance, father daughter dance, and such, plus a list of special requests and let him do the rest after highlighting a few dozen songs on his song lists. Apparently that was more than enough because there never seemed to be a lack of people on the dance floor. There is a question asking if I would recommend this vendor to a friend and my answer is most certainly yes because I already have, but she was at my wedding so it was not hard to convince her to book him Dano!

-Anonymous, 2013

Carlysle Entertainment did an amazing job with the music during my ceremony and reception. I had an outdoor wedding, indoor cocktail hour and a reception in a tent all in one location. Carlysle did the music for all three and it was awesome. The sound quality and volume were perfect. We were able to use a microphone for the ceremony so everyone could hear our officiant and our vows. Bill Marsh was our DJ and he is a professional. He cares very much about what he does and knows everything about music. I was able to meet with him and give him a feel for what I wanted and he executed it brilliantly. The reception was rockin’. He had everyone up on the dance floor from start to finish. He thinks about his transitions between songs and keeps everyone excited and happy. He also controls the flow of the reception events and checks in with you to make sure everything is running smoothly. I am so happy with Carlysle Entertainment and I would recommend them to anyone who needed a good DJ.

-Jamie, 10/12/13

I think that one of the most important elements in our wedding was having the right DJ to keep all of our guests entertained. Starting with our first meeting with Bill Marsh—Carlyle’s main DJ—we knew we had contacted the right company for our wedding event. He was on top of all of the options, while at the same time he listened closely to what we wanted. He had a wide-ranging knowledge of all musical genres and he read the crowd throughout the night. Our dance floor was full from the first song played to the last.

When he was at work during the wedding, it was absolutely amazing. He honored our playlist (as well as our do-not-play list), while also playing some great of songs that were on neither. He was able to match the style suggested by our requests.

He made sure the music was appropriate for each part of the reception. During our dinner, there were quieter tunes that didn’t drown out conversation. Then as the reception got going, he kept things moving–people loved the music. My wife and I could not have picked a better set of songs to play at our reception. Bill was also a great MC—he coordinated with the other vendors at the event to ensure that each step was announced and announced on time.

I would highly recommend Carlysle Entertainment to any prospective couple who’s looking to have a great time at their wedding.

-Jon, 12/7/13

Unbelievable. Bill was absolutely stunning in his professionalism and great ideas. Don’t get your cousin and his iPod to do your music. You’ll get what you don’t pay for. Bill was a blessing by picking out music that went along very well with the songs I selected for the reception. He has a lovely manner and everything was seamless and cheese-free. He brought along beautiful blue up-lights to light the barn for our Winter Wonderland themed dinner reception. The effect was incredibly stunning.

-Sherri, 12/27/13

Bill was absolutely amazing! He made our wedding completely unforgettable. With a shifting Elvis impersonator schedule and very particular song requests he was able to handle everything and just nail it! Also, early in we weren’t really sure what was involved in even getting ready for the wedding and he gave us a lot of really great advice along the way. He really felt like family by the time we got through the whole thing. Can’t thank him or recommend him enough.

-Bryan, 1/25/14

Bill Marsh did a great job. He took the time to meet with us twice before the wedding to help us plan to make sure it was a special day. He was a great MC and his choice of music had everyone dancing throughout the night. After the wedding, everyone said it was fantastic and Bill was a big reason for that.

-Kevin, 5/24/14

We chose Bill Marsh for our DJ at our August wedding. Due to our extremely short timeline, he had only about 8 weeks of planning time to help us with our wedding. Yet we didn’t feel stressed at all when working through the music details of our wedding day. In fact, he was one of the biggest reasons that we had such a low-stress wedding.

Beyond all the DJ services he provides, Bill also has a wealth of knowledge and advice for brides when they are planning their wedding. And he is very friendly and chatty and willing to share as much as you’d like to hear. I know without a doubt that Bill wanted my day to be perfect, as much as I did! I don’t think this is the case for every wedding vendor, and I consider myself lucky to have found Bill for all the extra help and advice he offered me. Also if you have any special requests, Bill is more than willing to make them happen. For us, we had some special salsa dances at our reception, which made things extra fun!
Bill does DJ with CD’s and not a laptop computer, so just keep in mind that he’ll need enough table space to accommodate this. Make sure you give him the venue contact information so that he can discuss logistics with them.

Overall Bill is a great DJ, and it definitely was the right decision to hire him for our wedding. So glad he was available for us on our tight timeline!

Bill was exceptionally-awesome and rocked! He was on time, completely flexible from day one, picked-up on our needs for our wedding, was receptive and responsive, and did everything he could to make our DJing experience above and beyond what we had anticipated! I strongly recommend him! He was a pleasure to work with and was genuine in his work. Look no where else – Bill should totally be your DJ! 🙂

-Recently Married

Bill Marsh was great! He has years of experience and advice that really make your reception run smoothly. Bill was recommended by our venue and we’re so glad that we followed up! We were impressed with the level of planning and thought that he put into the entire reception from introductions (got all of the names right!) to the music to the bouquet/garter toss and last dance. Bill kept things moving along and his attention to detail let me relax and know that things were going to turn out just fine.

-Anonymous, 9/26/14

Bill Marsh was more then what we could ever dream of. He was the DJ for our wedding and made our entire wedding extra memorable. We had very specific requests when it came to the music and he more then accommodated our requests. He also offered help for any other services we would need. We would recommend him to any one for any event. He is very knowledgeable and experienced when it comes to making an event special. We are very thankful for Mr. marsh.

-Kayla, 5/4/15

Bill Marsh at Carlysle Entertainment was a fabulous DJ. He provided lots of suggestions, and managed to put together an excellent playlist that honored everyone’s music interests. He also did the lighting for the venue inside and out. His manner and announcing skills were great – he got everyone on the floor dancing and kept the fun going all night long. I highly recommend him!

-Jane, 12/27/15