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THIS WEEK

On Friday I'm at the National Aviary doing a Violin and DJ Package for a Wedding Ceremony and Reception.

Saturday is uptown to Lemont on Mt. Washington for a PopRock Violin/Piano/DJ Package for a Wedding Ceremony and Reception there.

On Sunday I'm in the beautiful Carnegie Museum Music Hall Foyer for a String Quartet/Violin/DJ/Photobooth Package.

We will also have performers at Shady Elms Farms in Hickory PA (twice) , Hilton Garden Inn Southpointe, Oglebay Resort in Wheeling WV, North Park Lodge, Richland Park, Montour Heights Country Club, The Circuit Center on the South Side, the Grande Estate at Hidden Acres in Leechburg, Fox Chapel Golf Club, Orchard Hill Church in Wexford, Phipps Conservatory and the National Aviary (twice).

CONGRATULATIONS

To Elizabeth & Imad, Sally & Dan, Destiny & Kevin, Jenna & Matthew, Shannon & Chris, Mackenzie & Craig, Erica & Heather, Samantha & Tim, Michaelene & Jason, Farhanah & Evan, Christina & Chas, Michelle & Tyler, Katie & Matthew and Sara & AJ on their recent weddings as well as Robert & Mary on their 30th Wedding Anniversary, and Ramiro on his marriage proposal.  Hope she said yes.

THANKS TO

The Levin Furniture stores in Wexford, Greensburg and Robinson, Grand Concourse in Station Square, Succop Conservancy, The Grand Hall At The Priory, The Wisp at Deep Creek Lake in MD. Kentuck Knob in Dunbar PA, Montour Heights Country Club, Exquisite Event Planners, Our Lady Of Fatima Church in Aliquippa, Mellon Park in Shadyside, Carrie Furnace in Braddock, Carie Furnace in Volant, Westin Hotel Downtown Library Bosque in Oakland, Seven Springs Mountain Resort, Hidden Valley Resort, Childrens Museum on the North Side. Seven Springs Mountain Resort, Hidden Valley Resort, Chartiers Country Club, Sts. Simon & Jude Church in Moon Twp.,  The Pennsylvanian Downtown, Mayernik Center on Camp Horne Rd., and The Childrens Museum on the North Side and, Lingrow Farm in Leechburg 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

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Wedding Wire Couples Choice

2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

Gigmasters Best of 2015, 2014, 2013 and 2012 !

 

 

                   

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RECENT RAVES

“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

"Peter and I are so grateful to you for helping to make a special daye extraordinary. You made the greeting of the guests (Bedeken) and the ceremony feel elegant. And you made the Reception a great party !"                                                                                       Barbara & Peter Oleinick  Parents of the Bride  10/11/15  Congregation Beth Shalom

Steven Vance Solo Violin/PopRock Violin & DJ Package

“Venue was not able to book a harpist that they normally work with. I was able to find a first rate harpist with Steven Vance very close to my wedding date. She worked well with others already booked and did a wonderful job. Very pleased.”                       Melissa & Joseph  10/10/15                                                Nemacolin Woodlands Resort                                          Harpist Rachel Joseph

“A great option if you would like live music but also a DJ. Steven has a ton of experience with weddings and seems to know most of the venues in the area pretty well. He has you fill out a questionnaire about a month before the wedding so you can think through the details of the music and anything that is even slightly related to his responsibilities and then works through anything that he has questions about so that he has a good understanding of what you want beforehand.  Steven not only played violin for our ceremony and did strolling violin for dinner but also was the DJ for the cocktail hour and remainder of the reception. He did a great job making everything go smoothly by taking the time to do things like make sure we were all there and ready to be announced, double check on name pronunciations, and also check with the kitchen to make sure the Kahlua milkshake shooters were ready before starting the dollar dance. He was also extremely helpful in figuring out a tradition that my husband's family wanted but didn't actually know the details about. He really took the time to help us set the mood that we wanted both for our ceremony and reception.”                                           Diana & Josh 9/6/15 Bella Sera                               Solo Violin/PopRockViolin/DJ Package

"The live music during cocktail hour and dinner was wonderful. Our guests commented how much they enjoyed these talented musicians. As the DJ, Steven was very professional and kept the party going. We couldn't have been happier!"

Private User on The Knot

Violinist & DJ Steven Vance

"Thanks for everything. Your musicians were terrific last week -- as usual."

Pitterich Foundarion Fundraiser 9/15/15 

Sapphire String Trio

"I can't say enough good things about Nate Goodrich from the Steven Vance company! He played violin at our ceremony, and worked with us to customize an amazing mix of contemporary and classic songs to match our style. Not to mention, he arranged a brand new piece for my walk down the aisle! His violin was also a hit at our cocktail hour (which we unfortunately missed, but heard great things about). He was just as fabulous as our DJ for the night, and totally played to the crowd/kept everyone dancing. Highly recommend!"

Dacey & John 9/12/15

Smithfield United Church Downtown

St. Nicholas Church Hall Oakland

Violinist & DJ Nate Goodrich

"We used Steven Vance's company for our wedding and loved them! The string duo was beautiful and the contacts we worked with were so friendly and accommodating. We highly recommend them for any special event!! xo :) "                                                      Alicia & Daniel 9/12/15

St. George Orthodox Cathedral Oakland

AAA String Duo

"Steve, you are wonderful at what you do and I have loved working with you and your company"

Diner En Blanc  9/11/15 Gateway Center

Pop/Rock Violinist Steven Vance