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Jim Buttkus with Priority Entertainment was a wonderful vendor for our August wedding. He was a consummate professional throughout our entire planning process--he met with us in the months before our wedding to help plan our song list, came with us to our venue to check out the sound system and to plan his staging, and did a fantastic job MCing our toasts and bridal party entrances. He even was able to get some of the more obscure Irish songs that my husband and I requested for our reception. With all the stresses of a wedding day, it was such a relief to know that one of the most important aspects of a wedding--the music--was in such good hands.

Jesse and Denis Foley
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum – Chicago

Never has there been a better DJ! I heard Jim at a Notre Dame dance and thought he would be perfect for me and my twin sister’s 60th birthday celebration. My sister lives in WI so Jim went out of his way to meet with us when she was in town to discuss the music. My sister had very specific ideas likes and dislikes. He handled everything with grace and style. Jim made our party! By the end of the night he was a part of our family!

Monica Peterson and Mary Ann Beil
Fairway Banquets – Niles

“Most couples set their wedding date based on season, church availability or reception venue availability. I am happy to say we based our date on the availability of Jim! That being said, it was the best and easiest decision we made throughout our wedding planning. Jim made the entire entertainment portion easy going and seamless. He knew our style and knew our crowd the night of, keeping the dance floor busy the whole night long. People of all ages and dancing abilities took to the dance floor though Jim’s directive and encouragement. The photos and the memories will make us laugh and smile for years to come. We wanted a party and Jim and Priority Entertainment delivered above and beyond our expectations! Booking Jim as your entertainment should be your first priority if not your only priority! It's well worth it!”

Meghan & Mike Gabler Hilton - Northbrook

“We met with Jim a few times prior to our wedding and he was very professional, friendly and attentive.  He was extremely accommodating and helpful while we were planning the timeline with ideas on how the night should flow.  The night of the wedding he played all the music that we wanted as well as some requests from our guests.  It was a great mix of music that kept people out on the dance floor all night!  He made announcements but was unobtrusive- which was exactly what we wanted.  We have gotten many compliments on the music at our wedding.  I highly recommend Priority Entertainment for any event that needs a DJ.  Jim did a fantastic job, everyone had a blast!  Thanks so much, we couldn't have had a better time! “  

Anne and Tim Parker
InterContinental - Chicago

"Jim and Eric, job well done!!! Thank you for getting the boys going at the dance and for making it a memorable evening. Positive feedback by all!! Definitely have you on the books for future events (even my own). Thanks again!"

Linda Regal - President ND Parents' Association
Notre Dame College Prep - Niles

“Priority Entertainment played an extremely big part of the wonderful feedback we got from everyone who attended our wedding last New Year’s Eve. What really sold us early on in the interview process was the fact that they went in depth on showing their knowledge and understanding of the fact that the music was only a small part of the DJ’s job. They stood out from the rest when they were able to discuss how they take charge in making sure that the wedding stays on time to the stated schedule and that it flows accordingly. I could never really put my finger on it but I always remember telling myself after each time we met with Jim that “he’s got it”.

In terms of deciding on songs that were to be played Jim made it extremely easy on us. We talked briefly about the types of songs that we liked and the wide range of people that were going to be attending and I couldn’t have picked out a better selection than Jim did. From the moment music started the dance floor was absolutely packed the entire night. Jim did such a great job and pleasing everybody that was there and also taking charge of getting everything and everybody in place for things like midnight
champagne toast, the balloon drop, and the sweet and salty bar being set up. I will never forget during one of the last songs of the night (almost 1 o clock in the morning) looking over to my left to see my grandparents and great Aunt still on the dance floor having so much fun and trying to remember the last time they were even awake at that time let alone dancing.

Months have gone by since the wedding and we still get calls from friends and family telling us that our wedding was more fun than any other wedding/NYE party they have ever been to. I would strongly recommend Priority Entertainment to anyone planning a wedding and will absolutely recommend them to any friend/family member that I personally know have a wedding coming up. Thanks again. You truly made our wedding the most enjoyable experience of our life.”

Matthew and Kelsey Clark
Evanston Country Club

"I just wanted to let you know that I received such positive feedback from everyone how much fun they had at our company party, thanks to Gerry providing the entertainment. I really appreciate how you accommodated our requests and got everyone up on the dance floor. They're all asking if you'll be joining us next year. I hope I can call on you for our next holiday event."

Judith A. Walker
Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center – Chicago

“Jim helped make our evening perfect. He was more than willing to meet with us anytime we wanted before the wedding; he showed up early to set up his equipment; and mixed in our song selections with other music that everyone knew and enjoyed. He was able to keep all of our guests on the dance floor for most of the evening. We received multiple comments on how good the DJ was. We highly recommend Priority Entertainment for any event that requires a DJ.”

Morgan and Hannah Rollinson
Fairway Banquets - Niles

"Jim was extremely professional and gave us exactly what he promised us and more. We couldn't have asked for a better experience with our DJ. Our guests never left the dance floor; we had just as many guests on the dance floor for the last dance as we did for the first song of the night! Our family and friends are still talking about how much fun they had dancing at our wedding. Thank you Jim!"

Justin and Kristin Hickman
Carlisle Banquets – Lombard

"Jim really set the bar for professionalism from the get go. From the first day we met with Jim, he listened to everything we wanted and then we were able to step back and let him and his skills take over. With so much to plan and get done for a wedding day, it was great to not have to worry about one of the most important things...the music. During the reception, Jim transitioned from the first dances right into the music without missing a beat. Everybody hit the dance floor right away and Jim knew the perfect blend to keep the floor packed with both the older AND younger crowd. This is where we really appreciated his experience. I know we had a great time, but people that attended still rave about two things to us, the reception hall and the music. Trust us, booking Priority Entertainment will set your mind at ease and is a must for a great reception. Thanks to Jim and his team!"

John & Kari Rooney
Victoria at the Park – Mount Prospect

“Jim and Eric were deejays for my company, Pearson's corporate party. The theme was the '70s. Jim did a fantastic job of blending '70s music and today's music. The dance floor was packed the entire night. They were responsive to any request we had and kept the party going. If we have another corporate event, they will be my first choice for a deejay. Two weeks after the '70s party, Jim was the deejay at my cousin's wedding and did an equally good job. I would highly recommend him."

Jeanne Plunkett
Pearson Corporate Party
JW Marriott - Chicago

We used Priority Entertainment for a fundraising event a few weeks ago. The event was a huge success, and Priority Entertainment played a key role in that success. Jim Buttkus of Priority Entertainment was easy to work with, knowledgeable and extremely flexible. He helped in our planning process, and even assisted with some last minute sound system needs we had with other parts of our evening program. The night of the event DJ Kevin was fun and engaging, and the music selection was great. There was a wide variety of music throughout the evening - - which was important because we had teens through grandparents in attendance. I highly recommend Priority Entertainment to anyone planning an event.
Esther Nichols – Notre Dame College Prep Burke Scholar Committee
St. John Brebeuf Ministry Center

Thanks to Priority Entertainment and 1996 alumnus Jim Buttkus for providing awesome DJs helping us host fabulous events the last 2 weekends. It was great to have you again for both the Mother-Son Dance, and Burke Scholars Fundraiser. You made everything so easy - the music was great and our guests had a great time! We will be calling you again soon.

Teresa Connelly - Director of Communications
Notre Dame College Prep

"Thank you, you did a great job at our fundraiser! Everyone enjoyed themselves. We look forward to working with you again in the future. I have a couple of your cards and will give them to people who are interested in a DJ!!"

Ann McCarthy - Assistant Principal
Pope John XXIII School - Evanston

"The music was exactly what we asked for and your demeanor was professional yet easy-going. All of our guests commented on how much they danced and had a great time. It was honestly the best night of our lives and we have you to thank for contributing to that happiness!"

Nicki & Ryan Walker
Avalon Banquets – Elk Grove Village

"Jim & Eric were outstanding on our big day & leading up to it. You could tell Jim was very experienced at his craft, courteous & a complete professional at all times. I would highly recommend the Priority Entertainment for any event utilizing music. He kept the dance floor packed throughout the entire night & made our wedding truly unforgettable! We would totally vouch for Jim & PE, we can't thank them enough!!!"

Bridget & Conor Glascott
White Eagle Banquets - Niles

"We could not have asked for a better DJ for our wedding. The dance floor was packed from beginning to end. People are still telling us how great the music was. Jim was polite and professional at our meetings. He asked us what type of music we wanted to hear instead of telling us what music he was going to play. We didn't realize this until meeting with them, but they don't just play music. They manage all the behind scenes details. With all that responsibility you need someone who’s organized and that you can trust. We are very happy that someone recommended Priority Entertainment to us and we have/will continue to recommend them to everybody."

Meaghan & Jim Brennan
Victoria Banquets Beau Jolie – Schiller Park

"Our big day wouldn't have been the same without Jim, Eric and Priority Entertainment! They kept the dance floor packed the entire night ensuring everyone had a great time. Professional, detail-oriented and personable, Jim was an absolute pleasure to work with and made the entire process so easy and enjoyable. The lights on the dance floor and the uplighting around tent were phenomenal!! We would highly recommend Jim and his company. We couldn't be happier with the service they provided and the role they played in making our day so memorable."

Lisa & Tommy Lesniak
Galeria Marchetti - Chicago

"Music to my husband and me is a very important part of our lives, so the music at our wedding was our #1 priority.  They nailed it!! Jim Buttkus was our DJ and was very easy to work with. He was very personable and extremely helpful in the planning process.  We are still hearing from all of our guests how awesome he was, which was evident by the fact that nobody left the dance floor!! We have several friends who will be getting married in the next couple of years and will be sure to recommend Priority Entertainment to all of them. Thank you for helping play a very important role on the most important day of our lives!!"

Jennifer & Mike Ahlgrim
Westin O’Hare - Rosemont

After attending several weddings where DJ Jim provided the entertainment, there was no question we wanted them for our Big Day. From our first meeting with Jim we knew we made the right decision. He made the process of planning a wedding less stressful, and put our minds at ease that the music would be great. And he did not disappoint, from the first song to the last, the dance floor was overflowing (and our reception went an extra hour)! Not only did Priority Entertainment provide great music, but Jim went above and beyond in his preparation as well as acted as an event coordinator for the evening. He made sure everything at the hall ran smoothly and on time, allowing us to enjoy our night without any worries. People still comment about how much fun they had at our wedding, and the first thing they mention was how great the music was. Jim and Priority Entertainment are simply the best around!!!"

Kelli & Brian Doherty 
Odyssey Golf Club – Tinley Park

"THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!!! You were the best!  I have never seen so many people out on the dance floor for so long.  I'm pretty sure all of the 260 guests told me how good you were.  You are awesome at what you do. Thank you also for staying late for us.  I'm sure that it was a long day for you, and we really appreciate it. We could not be happier that we booked the Priority Entertainment for our wedding. Jim made the reception so much fun!  All we kept hearing at the reception and the few weeks following was how good the music was and how much fun everyone had.  The dance floor was packed from the first minute to the last.  They really helped make the night so memorable!"

Emily & Larry Curran
Sheraton Four Points – Schiller Park

"Jim came highly recommended by our wedding coordinator, and Jim did not disappointment.  He was very easy to work with and able to adjust to new requests on the fly.  Our dance floor was packed the entire night, and I received many compliments from many of my guests.  I would highly recommend Priority Entertainment to anyone. Thanks again, Jim!"  

Vanessa & Matt Reuter
Valley Lo Club - Glenview

"These guys are good! We can't emphasize how many times we heard this phrase on the dance floor during our reception. Jim & Eric did a stellar job in keeping grandparents and girlfriends alike on the dance floor with a fantastic mix of oldies and pop.  We were beyond pleased with Jim who ensured everything was on schedule and to our liking!  We definitely recommend Priority Entertainment to anyone who is looking for a memorable music experience for their event." 

Melissa & Joe Hickok
Bolingbrook Golf Course

"We cannot be more thankful for the awesome job that Jim and his team did at our wedding. We were impressed with Jim’s strong attention to detail, as he made sure that everything from the speeches, to announcements, and of course, the music was perfect. From start to finish they handled our wedding with great professionalism, and made sure to play songs that got everyone out on the dance floor and got them to stay on the dance floor! We received many compliments from guests that night and in the weeks following the wedding, and will recommend them100% to anyone that needs a DJ."

Christine & Jim Edgar
Gaelic Park – Oak Forest


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