WELCOME TO EL FOLIO ENTERTAINMENT--
Proud member of the Vermont Associaton of
to El Folio Entertainment, home of DJ Evan Foley and photographer
Diana Foley. We invite you to find out why so many brides
and grooms in Vermont have discovered
our services - and couldn't be happier. We are Vermont's
only family owned and operated full-service (DJ &
photography) wedding company. With wedding exprience
spanning more than a decade, El Folio Entertainment has put the 'care factor'
back in wedding consultation, keeping our relationship with
our clients personal, professional and elegant. As always,
we pride ourselves on our client satisfaction (as our testimonials
would attest). To ensure the quality of our work, we never
service more than one event per day, or contract other vendors like the other guys. We're
looking forward to hearing how we can be of service on your
very special day.
One Package. One Rate. No Surprises.
Not five, but SIX Hours of DJ/Emcee Service
Interactive Online Planner
Seductive Dancefloor Lightshow
Transformative Wireless Venue Uplighting (click "Uplighting" to see in action!)
Separate System for on-site Ceremony Music/Mic with Stand
Custom Playlist Fulfillment
RELIABLE Shure SM58 Wireless Mic for Toasts
Tax & Deposit INCLUDED
Absolutely NO CHARGE for transportation in Vermont
DIRECT communication with THE DJ performing (you never know)
We put the 'care factor' back into wedding planning.
We'd rather be the best than the biggest.
VERMONT DJ SINCE 1999
If you've been to any wedding, you've seen it before...
The DJ who overbears the mic, and music that often fades to a silence before the next song starts… the next oddly-selected song ruins the momentum of the dancefloor and people are just left disoriented and slightly annoyed as they drift back to their tables. Did you really pay over a grand for this DJ when an iPod could do the same job? Did you speak to the owner and actually get the high school underling?
Most of us have conceded to accept this as the norm in our culture for our most cherished and singular celebrations... that's why we put our foot down firmly and said no. You deserve the experience that matches the celebration... AND your investment.
DJ Evan Foley is not this 'problem' DJ… and he is not JUST a DJ.
With a core competence in weddings, doing them without hiatus for over a decade, Evan also carries the proud title of event producer with a planning system, refined heavily to help plan - and just as importantly, eliminate stress.
Having done AT LEAST ONE WEDDING PER WEEKEND for EACH WEDDING SEASON SINCE 2006, DJ Evan has discerned a clairvoiant authority over what makes a wedding reception great, and just as importantly, what makes it not-so-great. Practice makes perfect, and instead of falling out-of-practice like many dispatched entertainers from larger companies, Evan stays busy to build his interactive experience constantly.
It's our firm belief that a "trained DJ" doesn't match the talent and expertise of a DJ with over a decade of actual wedding experience, and that one should uncompromisingly request the latter.
THE RECIPE FOR SUCCESS
With equal presence online to help plan, as well as firsthand communication during the process (you get the personal cell #), Evan will make sure that your night will be personalized down to the tee. Like many of the clubs you frequent, songs are transitioned and matched back to back in clever fashion spanning from 70s funk to Uptown Funk. Toss in a little Beatles and Michael Jackson, and you have a reception that'll keep everyone moving right up until the venue has to boot us out.
On the night of your wedding, perhaps the most important night of your life, you do NOT want your guests leaving early. You want them talking about it the next day… the next week… even the next year. This is why in 2017, about 37% of our clients were either guests or wedding party from a wedding Evan had performed at before.
THE PILOT'S SON
Call it hereditary. My father was a marine, an then a commercial pilot for 20 years until 1992 when Pan Am went kaput. Before each flight was the standard pragmatic yet extremely crucial pre-flight checklist.
Twenty-five some odd years later, I perform a "pre-flight" checklist for EACH wedding. Although I'm not charged with the responsibility of the lives of passengers, I am charged with the honorable duty of providing an experience to augment the celebration that your wedding already is - a celebration which will never happen again.
The online worksheet that you prepare me with is paramount and has been tailored over the course of my extensive wedding career - to both make sure that all important points are touched upon, whilst not bombarding you with homework.
No flight without the pre-flight checklist.
DJ EVAN FOLEY
wedding professional DJ since 1999, Evan Foley
has thousands of weddings to his credit with a comprehensive
history to boast in Vermont. Although his DJ career
started in high school, he pursued his field at SUNY
Plattsburgh and graduated in Audio/Radio Digital Media
Production, followed soon after with a Masters Degree
in Administration and Leadership. Despite his education,
Foley credits his true credentials to his comprehensive
experience on the wedding circuit. Foley believes
strongly in the practice of good ethics and communication
as well as paying attention to the individual needs
of each particular person. When not working, Evan
loves to spend time with his wife, Diana and their
children, Alex and Emma.
I coin as the 'care factor' is the incredibly
important communication between people who do
business, while eliminating the corner-cutting
seen too much in today's technology which makes
vital human interactions go by the wayside. While
DJing is a job which any person with a laptop
or turntable can do, a good wedding professional
is somebody who can maintain an unmatched passion
to serve the needs of ANY bride and groom. I've
seen far too many people in the Vermont wedding
arena who concentrate more on making themselves
big instead of concentating on thier process quality.
That's why I've decided to try my hand at this
El Folio Entertainment is a proud subscriber to Promo Only, the nation's leading content provider to clubs, radio stations and professional entertainers since 1992. Promo Only prides itself in providing the best content - not only legally, but also innovatively - closing the gap between professional entertainers and the music industry.
El Folio Entertainment and Promo Only remind you that piracy is a crime. Hiring entertainers who don't pay for music provide an ethical and logistical problem. Ethically because artists don't get compensated, and logistically - becasue pirating entertainers may find themselves either in jail or bankrupt on the day of your wedding. Whoever you choose for your entertainment, insist on companies that seek legal avenues for their content.
EXAMPLES OF OUR INCLUDED UPLIGHTING - WE DON'T MESS AROUND :) Morey Room - Lake Morey Resort, Fairlee VT:
Accolades... as awarded by our past clients:
Each contract we issue also includes a list of referrals
so that you can ask past clients your questions.
-- See what people are saying about El Folio Entertainment
couldn't have asked for a more perfect day" "Diana and Evan: we just got home
from our honeymoon and got our wedding photos. They
are phenomenol! We love them. Thank you so much for
doing such a great job with both the photos and the
music. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect day.
Our guests and us had so much fun and I think the photos
really reflect that. Thank you again and again!" -Maegan and Sean, Enfield, NH
(Wedding in West Lebanon, NH)
Evan] is very very much the best DJ anyone at my wedding
has ever heard..." "Evan
was more than absolutely amazing!! He was everything
we wanted and more. If you talk to anyone invited to
our wedding then you will hear that the dance floor
was packed alll night! We had to stop the dancing to
do the dollar dance and we almost forgot to do it. I
cannot say anything bad at all about Evan. He
is very very much the best DJ anyone at my wedding has
ever heard... I am going to book him for every
big event I have and recommend him to everyone I know!" -Melinda Julian, Grafton MA
(Wedding in Auburn, MA)
the distance to ensure our wedding experience was the
best" "My wife and I were planning a wedding on very
tight budget. We were convinced we'd have to compromise,
but thanks to Evan Foley we were able to afford professional
grade music, photography and videography for less then
you might pay for just a DJ. Evan and his wife went
the distance to ensure our wedding experience was the
best and we'll be forever in their debt for helping
us not just create the day we wanted but also in documenting
it." -Stewart and Amanda
(Wedding in Essex Junction, Vermont)
to work with... Diana captured wonderful moments" "El Folio Entertainment was wonderful to work
with. We used both the DJ and the photography services.
Our friends and family commented on how much they enjoyed
the DJ service. My mother hates to have her picture
taken, and even she said she didn't notice Diana taking
pictures in the crowd, which was perfect - and even
better, Diana captured some wonderful moments. THANK
(Wedding in Highgate, Vermont)
the biggest Vermont DJ company... but definitely the
"Throughout my experience with DJ Evan, it was clear
that he wanted to work directly with me to make my wedding
memorable. Before going with El Folio Entertainment,
I looked around at the other larger DJ companies in
Vermont that boasted expereince, but still employed
their wedding DJs off the street. What made me the most
comfortable with El Folio Entertainment, is that Evan
wasn't especially interested in being the biggest
DJ company, but based on some of my bridesmaids past
experiences, he definitely turned out to be the best.
It didn't come as much of a surprise, as he readily
offered a referral list with past contacts. Thank you
so much Evan for keeping things moving all night. This
was an evening people will be speaking of for years
to come." -Erin and Matt, Richmond, VT
(Wedding at The Ponds, Bolton, VT)
dancefloor was never empty!"
"DJ Evan Foley was very prompt, professional, and played
something for everyone. All our guests, young and old,
were up dancing all night long. The dancefloor was never
empty! I highly recommend El Folio entertainment!!" -Ashley and Edward, Woodbury,
(Wedding in Killington, VT)
"What an amazing wedding day - everything was perfect.
We couldn't have asked for a better DJ to keep our wide
range of guests entertained for hours (ages 1 week to
86). Evan was great to work with from the beginning,
very prompt with return phone calls and meeting request.
He arrived early and helped with some last minute details
on our wedding day. Very professional, detail oriented,
and knows how to keep the party going. We would highly
recommend DJ Evan Foley." -John and Heather Glover, Bath,
(Wedding in Bretton Woods, NH)
never seen my wife dance like that..."
"Thank you so much for that day. You were great,
your wife [photographer] was great. I've never seen
my wife dance like that, everybody had a blast, and
everyone complimented on how good the music was and
how good your service was, so thanks again."
-Brent S., North Adams, MA
(Wedding in Vergennes, Vermont)
book him again instantly."
"From the time we met, DJ Evan Foley was very well
organized and paid attention to detail. He first went
over how we should line up for the introductions made
sure how to pronounce our names. He is also very flexible
to meet your needs, which comes in handy when things
come up unexpectedly. His website is a great template
for your reception, and if you have any specific preferences,
I encourage you to add them, because Evan will make
them happen! He is not overbearing with the microphone
and played the perfect songs for our guests. He also
leaves room for requests and encourages people to make
them, which makes the night more interesting and personal.
On our wedding day, a lot of things went wrong; DJ Evan
Foley was NOT one of them. He was the one thing we did
not have to worry about! We were very pleased with his
performance and would book him again instantly."
David and Shylah
(Wedding in Ticonderoga, New York)
recommend to anyone and everyone!"
"Well I would like to tell you that everyone that
we have talked to so far was raving about you and how
much fun they were having and everyone was extremely
impressed with you. We want to thank you for making
our day as wonderful as we had hoped it would be. We
would recommend you to anyone and everyone! Great Job
and thank you soo much for everything!!" Courtney and Shane
(Wedding in Dorset, VT)
customer service, great music, and a professional work
"DJ Evan was awesome!! We booked El Folio back
in September for our July wedding, sometime in May discovered
that he was now offering video service at a wonderful
price, and we really wanted our wedding to be documented
with a video but thought it wouldn't work into our budget,
but with El Folio it was now possible! DJ Evan did a
great job, came early, was very professional, video
taped our very long Catholic ceremony, and then moved
on to the reception where he kept the dance floor packed
all night and had the camera rolling!! Our family and
friends raved about how great the music was and how
the dance floor was always full! He even allowed (with
our permission) my sister and cousins to do some karaoke
for us! He was a wonderful MC and kept everything on
schedule as well! It was such a great night and we owe
much of it to DJ Evan and El Folio Entertainment!! We
definitely recommend them to anyone looking for a DJ/videographer
with stellar customer service, great music, and a professional
work ethic. Thanks again DJ Evan!!"
-Yvonne and Anthony; Jacksonville, FL
(Wedding in Burlington, Vermont)
but the best in professional entertainment!"
"El Folio Entertainment is nothing but the best
in professional entertainment! DJ Evan Foley ensured
our wedding day went perfectly by coordinating the setup
of the event and his equipment, and ensuring that we
were very happy with his level of service throughout
the day. He played all of the songs we requested ahead
of time, as well as did an amazing job, improvising
when neccesary. We would highly recommend him to anyone
looking for a DJ for any type of event, especially weddings!"
-Marlie & Tom, New York City
(Wedding in Albany)
had so many people tell us that they had never danced
so much at a wedding"
DJ Evan, Thank you so much for everything! Our guests
raved about you, and said they had a great time dancing
all night at our wedding!!! We had so many people
tell us that they had never danced so much at a wedding.
Your music choices perfectly reflected us and
our choices, but you also adjusted to what our guests
wanted to hear. We really appreciate you staying late
to keep the party going. You were a complete professional,
arriving early to make sure you were all set up prior
to the reception, having all of our requests ready to
go, and interacting perfectly with our guests. I would
recommend you to anyone for any kind of event. Thank
you again! -Abbie & David; Woodstock,
(Wedding in South Woodstock, Vermont)
really great expereience"
"My experience with El Folio Entertainment was
excellent! Evan played everything we asked, took requests
from the crowd, and really helped keep the party going.
He was very professional before the event, quickly returning
emails and called the night before to confirm all of
the details. Overall a really great experience -Kristen and Caysey; Bridgeport,
(Wedding at Echo Lake, Ludlow, Vermont)
have asked for anything more." "I
was so pleased with DJ Evan and El Folio Entertainment.
I thought he did a great job and couldn't have asked
for anything more. He was professional and fun. He really
read the crowd and played songs that kept people dancing.
My husband, who isn't a dancer at all, danced the night
away. All of our guests were out of their seats and
dancing! It was so fun and laid back. Exactly what I
dreamed of for my reception. He was also so easy to
get in touch with if there were ever any questions or
issues, and the online wedding tool was so helpful with
planning. I would definitely hire him again and highly
recommend him to anyone that needs a DJ. You will not
be let down!" -Melissa P (Wedding in Stowe, Vermont)
90% of guests on floor, 90% of the time!"
"Incredible - [DJ Evan] had 90% percent of the
guests out on the floor 90% of the time. Everybody really
enjoyed themselves." -Lawrence Jeffery, Manager, Echo
Lake Inn, Ludlow, VT
Evan Foley and his wife Diana were very professional. The
music was amazing, he had my family on the dance floor the
entire night. Diana made the photography effortless, and
took the time to get more shots as the night went on. We
couldn't have had a better wedding day and they were a large
part of that. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for
helping to make our wedding day one that we will remember
always." -Leigh-Anne Frosch, Antrim, NH
(Wedding in Springfield, VT)
went smoothly and our guests had a blast during the reception!
Thanks for accommodating our last minute changes & requests!" -Cammie & Matt
(Wedding in Bolton Valley)
was a pleasure to have DJ Evan Foley at our wedding. He
played everything we asked, took requests from the crowd,
and really helped keep the party going. Everyone had a great
time dancing for hours . He was very professional before
the event, quickly returning emails and called before the
event to confirm all of the details. Thank you for being
part of our special day." -Sara C., Colchester, Vermont
(Wedding in Burlington, Vermont)
was a pleasure to have Evan Foley be the DJ at our wedding.
Because of him, our guests aged two to seventy two enjoyed
more than five hours of dancing, laughing and many special
family moments. The wedding wouldn't have been the same
without him. In fact, our guests paid him extra to stay
beyond the hours we had originally scheduled. If the reception
hadn't been outside in a tent, the guests would have probably
asked him to play music till dawn.
In addition to his professionalism, Evan had a great attitude,
showed up early and was very helpful throughout the entire
wedding and reception. We highly recommend him." -Rod and Asha L, Zimmerman,
(Wedding in Chester, Vermont)
'care factor' really is back in wedding entertainment! DJ
Evan did a great job at our lake wedding, and the music
couldn't have been better as everyone was out dancing. Even
the oldest guests had a great time. Top notch!" Tom and Amy T
(Wedding Middlebury, Vermont)
you for helping to make our wedding day PERFECT. Your attention
to detail and your ability to play a selection of music
for everybodys taste were impecable!!! We couldn't have
gotten a better DJ for our event! Thanks again, Evan. We
really do appreciate all your work." -Lerlene and Eric, Wisconsin
(Wedding in Springfield, Vermont)
was nothing but professional, easy to work with, and the
backbone of our small wedding reception. I would highly
recommend him for any wedding reception." -Tyler & Sarah W.
Folio did an amazing job at our wedding. In addition
to being early, well prepared, and very professional, Evan
played a great selection of music and had all our guests
on their feet. He diligently worked with us to be sure he
would play the type of music we wanted and not play what
we didn't want. We are looking forward to working with Evan
again in the future and recommend him to all our friends." -Christopher Pepe
Folio [Entertainment] was prompt, organized and appropriately
dressed for our coastal wedding [in Maine]. He had a great
idea of classic wedding music and was flexible in accommodating
our personal music needs and desires throughout the night.
Similarly, he was flexible in his travel needs, as well
as staying a little while after our contract had ended,
as his music was helping the party carry on. We definitely
recommend him to any wedding or higher class function." -Sylvia & Brad, Burlington, Vermont
(Reception in Bath, Maine)
Evan Foley really set the tone for our wedding reception.
The guests had a very wide spectrum of music tastes from
hip-hop to rock & roll. Evan really listened to the
requests of everyone and played just the right stuff. We
even compiled a huge list of the newlywed’s favorites
along with other family members. He was able to supply just
what we were looking for. The atmosphere was great, the
sound was rockin’ and the price was surprisingly reasonable.
He will be at the top of our list for DJs when our daughter
decides to get married for sure." - Bob & Deb Brickey, Springfield,
new husband and I were very impressed with DJ Evan Foley.
Not only was he affordable, he arrived early too. He had
everything that we asked for, even the hard to find songs
that we requested. He was well prepared and very helpful
on our big day. I have recommended him for my friends upcoming
wedding/events and I would use his services again in the
future." -Alicia Harrington-French, Groton,
Evan Foley did a fantastic job at our wedding. He played
a wide selection of music and made sure not to play what
we didn't want to hear. He even went the extra mile to attain
music that he did not have so that we would be happy. His
prices were also the best I found and I'd recommend him
to everybody." -Erin, West Rutland, Vermont
were extremely happy with having DJ Evan at our wedding.
He was very professional and accommodated all our requests
for music and announcements. The variety of musical genres
included songs that all ages could enjoy. He played a big
part in making our day a success, we will definitely use
him again when a need for a DJ arises." -Jill & David, Cavendish, Vermont
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Exactly what sets us apart from other Vermont DJ companies?
For hundreds less than most of our DJ competitors, we offer the same or superior service as rated 5/5 stars on both WeddingWire and The Knot since 2009.
We are upfront and transparent about our prices based on the time of year you’re getting married.
We are proud to offer discounts to military AND first responders to say how much we appreciate those who serve.
For our competitors, there are starting prices. We show the bottom-line price which includes: tax, transportation, deposit, secondary portable system (with music and microphone for ceremony), uplighting and online planner.
For EVERY new wedding contract, we issue a comprehensive referral list FOR THE PERSON WHO WILL BE AT YOUR WEDDING.
We NEVER subcontract other DJ or photography companies… ever.
We only serve one wedding per date per service.
We are family owned and operated as a husband-wife team.
Did you know… many DJ companies (especially multi-operational ones) include a “non-disparagement” clause in their contract which legally prevents the client from leaving a review anywhere without prior consent from that company.
When you see their extraordinary reviews, are you seeing the whole picture?
El Folio Entertainment feels this is a huge infringement on honest business practices. We do not and never have included any form of a non-disparagement clause in our contract because we want our client’s honest opinions to grow and learn. Our current 5.0 rating on WeddingWire and The Knot alike stands as testament from many clients across many years which time and again have raved about our services and our personal touch. This has made us one of the most HONESTLY-highly-accoladed wedding companies, not only in Vermont but in the Adirondack/New England region altogether.
As you prospect your wedding vendors, and as you lay out all of your options, inquire with other companies if they have a non-disparagement clause – and ask yourself if that company is right for you.
Married? Looking for a Vermont DJ?
a second to read this important information:
of brides wish they had spent more time choosing their
100% said they wish they had spent more on
the wedding entertainment to get the better people.
Instead, wedding dress, reception site and caterer
was top of the priority list 4 months before the wedding.
weeks after the wedding, 78% of brides
say they would have made the reception entertainment TOP of the priority list.
asked, 81% of guests say the thing
they remember most about a wedding reception was the
of couples who chose a band for their reception
said that if they could do it again, they would definitely
choose a DJ instead.