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Michael Hesson (Events Director)




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    As the Event Director Michael makes certain everything is planned perfectly for your Event. He has been doing this since the 90s! Michael is very active in everything that goes on with the business, don't be surprised if you see him setting up with your DJ on the day of your event!

    Michael has been Deejaying and Emceeing Wedding's and Parties since the 90's. In 2005 Michael Co-founded Hesson Entertainment with his two Brothers Ray and Ben Hesson. Together the Brothers train their entertainers to capture the essence of each one's unique talent by focusing on their best qualities while at the same time providing guidance and experience of the industry. Mike and Ray have had great success hiring the best and most talented DJ's they can find.

    Michael Hesson's Reviews



    5 star rating •5.0/5.0

    Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

    Kaitlyn said...
    I cannot say enough good things about Michael and Hesson Entertainment. We used Hesson Entertainment for our uplighting and DJ. The uplighting was AMAZING. Michael helped us select the exact color we wanted. Uplighting from Hesson was 90% (yes-90%!) cheaper than what our venue would have charged us and 50% less than what a florist (who we did not go with) was going to charge us. The uplighting really made the room pop and look so beautiful and elegant. We also decided to go with the pin lighting - we had spotlights on all of our floral centerpieces. This looked so cool! Many guests commented on how they loved that the centerpieces were highlighted. Our DJ was outstanding. He played every song we told him to - for both dancing and background music. I have never seen so many people dancing at a wedding before - which is exactly what we wanted to happen at ours! We had such an amazing time and so did our guests. We really had the best wedding ever and the DJ and uplighting was a huge part of that. Hesson Entertainment was very reasonably priced and easy to work with. Michael never pushed us into anything we didn't need or wanted. He was professional, on time, and had great communication. I cannot recommend him enough to anyone who is looking for uplighting and/or DJ services. 10 stars for sure!

    Wedding: 08/16/2014
    Services Used: DJ
    Reviewed On: 08/18/2014
    5 star rating •5.0/5.0

    Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

    Heather said...
    Best DJ/Entertainment Company! Michael Hesson is Organized and very Personable to work with. We met with him twice before our Wedding to go over coordination. He also had a Great website where you can plan and pick songs for your Event! Makes things very easy! Michael Hesson ROCKED the entire day of our Wedding, from the Ceremony Music, Cocktail Hour, the Reception, doing a Awesome Job as the MC, everything was PERFECT! We loved Cocktail Hour and every minute of the music that he played. (We asked him to play Caribbean themed music; something a little different for the Summer weather.) The up lighting that was included and provided was Beautiful! Some of my most memorable moments from that night are Dancing with my Husband to Lionel Richie and Dancing with our Families to Sweet Caroline. He even got my 93 Year Old Grandmother to dance! Thank you again so much for making our day so memorable. We will be sure to recommend your services to other Couples we know getting married.

    Wedding: 06/20/2014
    Services Used: DJ, Lighting & Decor
    Reviewed On: 07/03/2014
    5 star rating •5.0/5.0

    Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

    Private User said...
    Michael was so awesome to work with. He was always willing to meet with our bride and fiancé when it worked for their job schedule. The wedding went smoothly and Michael Hesson created a great, fun atmosphere for our reception. The dance floor was always full. We received many compliments on his services!!!

    Wedding: 1+ year ago
    Services Used: DJ
    Reviewed On: 07/03/2014
    5 star rating •5.0/5.0

    Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

    Samantha said...
    Mike did an amazing job with our reception venue. We rented 16 purple LED uplights to give our reception that extra POW and Mike came through 100%. The mansion dining room was soo gorgeous and intimate, just how I imagined it would be. I am so happy I went with this company! They are affordable and they go the extra mile! Thanks, Samantha and Kenneth 06/01/2013

    Wedding: 06/01/2013
    Services Used: DJ
    Reviewed On: 06/20/2013
    5 star rating •5.0/5.0

    Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

    Anonymous said...
    Mike was awsome. Not only was he and his staff polite but they showed up early because of the snow just to make sure there were no problems. More inportantly he drove out of his way to meet with me on a Sunday to figure out my music and how I wanted everything done. Then he took it apon himself to contact and coordinate with the venure wedding coordinator to make sure his timing of everything was perfect. He did a great job, was very helpful and played great music.

    Wedding: 2+ years ago
    Services Used: DJ
    Reviewed On: 02/03/2013
    5 star rating •5.0/5.0

    Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

    Anonymous said...
    Mike was an amazing DJ! I am truly glad I was able to find him through wedding wire and was absolutely satisfied with the services he provided. Everything was perfect, from the right timing to each song played for my large wedding party entrance, to the beautiful lighting in the ballroom, to catering to our guests music interests during the reception. He was very responsive whenever I had questions and was very respectful. He is also very affordable for the amount of services he provides! I was highly recommend him for anyone event!

    Wedding: 10/07/2012
    Services Used: DJ
    Reviewed On: 01/28/2013
    5 star rating •5.0/5.0

    Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

    Anonymous said...
    Mike, you did an excellent job!!! we hired you at the last minute and you were a true blessing to us...Thank you so much!!! the GOBO was excellent and the lighting in the room was just beyond our expectations!!! i will recommend you over and over again ....100% thank you thank you thank you....

    Wedding: 2+ years ago
    Services Used: Lighting & Decor
    Reviewed On: 07/05/2012
    5 star rating •5.0/5.0

    Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

    David said...
    I must say that I was thoroughly impressed with Michael Hesson from Hesson Entertainment. Throughout the whole process, he was professional and easy to get in touch with. He initially met with us at our reception venue, China Garden in Rosslyn, so that he could take a look at the layout and meet with the contact person of the venue. With the size of the venue, Michael offered to bring 2 extra speakers for free so that everyone could hear the speeches and music. He kept in constant contact with my wife and I, and even made a 2 hour drive through the rush hour Beltway traffic a week prior to our wedding date to finalize the plan for wedding party greetings and music selection. Our reception was a Chinese traditional banquet. If you have ever been to one, you know that once dinner is done, there is usually a mass exodus of people out the door. I was surprised to see that the dance floor was full of the older generation dancing. The dance floor stayed full until the end of the reception. Many of the guests complimented us on the music and how fun the evening was. Michael was able to play music that kept the guests dancing without alienating anyone. Additionally, I would like to thank him for making the wedding. Our wedding was the day of the big storm that knocked out electricity and phone service. We were unable to reach him and were not sure that he would be making it to the reception. However, he showed up early and put our mind at ease. The only suggestion that I would have for Michael is that when introducing the first dance and father-daughter dance, he should wait until the couple is set prior to playing the music. I would, without hesitation, recommend Hesson Entertainment.

    Wedding: 06/30/2012
    Services Used: DJ
    Reviewed On: 07/10/2012
    5 star rating •5.0/5.0

    Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

    Katelyn said...
    Mike did such a great job with our ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception music. He was a pleasure to work with and was very organized and professional. Our reception stayed within the timeline and Mike kept us informed throughout the night on when we would be starting the first dances, speeches, cake cutting etc to make sure we were ready as you can get caught up in talking to your guests. We added up lightening at the last minute and Mike was able to accommodate and made recommendations as to how many we needed based on the reception floor plan. The up lighting added a great touch and I couldn't imagine what the reception would have looked like without it! Mike kept our guests going on the dance floor all night and played a great variety of music to accommodate all age ranges.

    Wedding: 06/09/2012
    Services Used: DJ
    Reviewed On: 06/25/2012
    5 star rating •4.8/5.0

    Quality of Service: 4.5 Responsiveness: 4.5 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

    Lynn said...
    Michael was our DJ and he did a wonderful job. Everyone had a great time and he kept the dance floor full most of the night. He also did purple uplighting around the room and it really made the room pop. The only complaint I had was that he didn't play our requested last song of the night.

    Wedding: 06/08/2012
    Services Used: DJ
    Reviewed On: 07/01/2012
    5 star rating •5.0/5.0

    Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

    Brandi said...
    We knew from the moment we met with Mike Hesson that we were going to not only hire his company to DJ our wedding but also that we would be more than pleased with his services. We expected to be happy with the overall experience but after our wedding night we were blown away with how happy we were. He worked with our complex ideas and also was flexible with our last minute changes. He has a VERY helpful website that has "hot lists" of any kind of song you may have difficulty picking out from mother/son dance, cake cutting song, ceremony music, and also most played songs from the different decades to keep all of the guests involved. I almost wish I could have another wedding just to use Hesson Entertainment again! The up lighting they provided looked so awesome and they made our party the best it could be. Very professional, great value, awesome to work with!

    Wedding: 05/12/2012
    Services Used: DJ
    Reviewed On: 05/14/2012
    5 star rating •5.0/5.0

    Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

    Sarah said...
    Mike was an outstanding DJ. He appealed to all ages and all guests. We had over 220 guests at our reception and every single person enjoyed Mike's personality and his music. As a bride, I can confidently say that this entire process was made so much more simple because of Mike and all of Hesson Entertainment's planning methods. Additionally, they did the lighting for our reception and it was beautiful and we received many compliments on that as well. Thank you so much! Everyone danced the night away and the dance floor was packed ... thank you Mike! I suggest every engaged couple out there use Hesson Entertainment for their wedding or any special event!

    Wedding: 11/12/2011
    Services Used: DJ
    Reviewed On: 11/16/2011
    5 star rating •5.0/5.0

    Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

    Jean said...
    v Mike Hesson was an awesome DJ and was great to work with!

    Wedding: 11/06/2011
    Services Used: DJ
    Reviewed On: 11/16/2011
    5 star rating •5.0/5.0

    Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

    Erin said...
    Mike Hesson was a wonderful DJ. He is extremely friendly and easy to work with. He came early and was well prepared. We had impromptu snow, which caused the ceremony location to change the day before. He made sure everything went smoothly.

    Wedding: 10/29/2011
    Services Used: DJ
    Reviewed On: 02/19/2012
    5 star rating •5.0/5.0

    Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

    SBeringer11 said...
    We used Hesson Entertainment for our wedding, and we couldn't have been happier with the services he provided. Not only was he very reasonable with his pricing, he was extremely willing to work with us to make sure that we were getting exactly what we wanted. He did a fantastic job transforming the reception area from a basic golf course banquet hall into a fun party room with gorgeous purple lighting on the walls and great dance floor lighting. He was well prepared, very thorough, and on-time for all of our meetings and for the day of. Simply put, Michael Hesson was a pleasure to work with and we would recommend him again and again!

    Wedding: 10/01/2011
    Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ
    Reviewed On: 01/14/2012
    5 star rating •5.0/5.0

    Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

    larabee16 said...
    Mike Hesson was our DJ and I could not have hoped for a better experience. He was tremendously attentive to what we wanted right from the get go, was always quick to respond and delivered a great event on the day. I would recommend Mike without hesitation to anyone looking for a DJ.

    Wedding: 08/20/2011
    Services Used: DJ
    Reviewed On: 08/22/2011
    5 star rating •5.0/5.0

    Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

    Veeah said...
    Our DJ was Mike Hesson, he was amazing! He was so flexible and welcoming about our choice in music and paying attention to the guest's responsiveness of the music! We asked Mike if he would mind playing Vietnamese music (given my background) and he was more than happy to appeal to all the guests and our taste. Every e-mail or phone call I sent about the wedding, was replied to in a short amount of time and was answered as thoroughly as possible. Hesson Entertainment is PERFECT for your next event, the prices are amazing and you can even get LIGHTING packages!! One stop shop! Make sure if you're looking for a professional, amazing DJ- that you book HESSON ENTERTAINMENT!!

    Wedding: 08/05/2011
    Services Used: DJ
    Reviewed On: 08/15/2011
    5 star rating •5.0/5.0

    Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

    BEAntonio said...
    Hesson Entertainment was a fabulous choice for us. We met with Mike Hesson twice and he came all the way to our wedding location, which was quite a distance for him. From the first moment of meeting Mike to the last moment at the end of our big day, we appreciated everything he did. He really got to know us and what we liked. Our friends and family had such a great time, because of the mix of music he played. He also put together an excellent lighting package that made the event even more beautiful. Everyone complimented us on our choice. And what we were most impressed by is that he was so good at keeping to the timeline. He kept everyone on task, even the wedding coordinator for the event! We still keep in touch with Mike a few months after our wedding and hope that we have a reason to in the future.

    Wedding: 06/05/2011
    Services Used: DJ
    Reviewed On: 07/27/2011
    5 star rating •5.0/5.0

    Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

    AM said...
    Michael Hesson was the DJ for our wedding and he did an amazing job. He met with us several times prior to the wedding to go over the music selection. He was able to incorporate international music at our request and it was fluid transition from domestic music to international. The dinner music kept people talking (the volume was perfect) and the dance music always had someone on the dancefloor. He was able to include the requests from people and had pleasant transition from scheduled song to the requested ones. Another great aspect was that he went through the wedding process and was able to make suggestions to have the day go easier including items that had nothing to do with music ( we used his suggestions and had people eating in certain sequence from the buffet and it worked perfectly). Mr. Hesson came in early to set up and was able to break down very powerful/ quality speakers all by himself. The dance lights worked very nicely as well. So, in one word: AMAZING!

    Wedding: 06/04/2011
    Services Used: DJ
    Reviewed On: 06/07/2011
    5 star rating •4.9/5.0

    Quality of Service: 4.5 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

    Heather said...
    Mike Hesson did a fantastic job DJ’ing our reception. He met us first at the reception site to discuss how we would like the room to be lit (he has some awesome lights that make the walls different colors). He then asked us to think about the type of music we would like played and not played at the wedding. He told us to think about it for later. A month before our wedding he sent us a very detailed questionnaire asking anything and everything, from announcements of the wedding party to our “do not play” list. During the reception Mr. Hesson did a fabulous job playing our favorite songs. He did a great job as a master of ceremony and kept everyone entertained throughout the reception. I would definitely recommend him to anyone. The best part is that his prices were not sky high like a lot of DJs out there. We definitely got a great deal from him!

    Wedding: 05/28/2011
    Services Used: DJ
    Reviewed On: 09/06/2011
    5 star rating •5.0/5.0

    Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

    caryleemc said...
    Hesson Entertainment was the one thing I was comfortable not having complete control over on my wedding day. My guests and I had a great time. Mike took on the challenge of all the request my guests and I made. If he didn't have a song in his file, he found it on the spot and it was played. I thought it may have been a challenge being that my guest were all from the Caribbean and from New York. Mike took everything with great ease and was even able to play my nieces request of "Whip My Hair" :). Thank you Mike for keeping my guests, my husband and I entertained. Carylee McPherson-Carrington

    Wedding: 05/15/2011
    Services Used: DJ
    Reviewed On: 05/24/2011
    5 star rating •4.9/5.0

    Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 4.5 Flexibility: 5.0

    Roxana said...
    Hesson Entertainment was absolutely amazing. Mike Hesson was willing and able to help us out with all our needs. We loved every service he provided us: ceremony music, reception music, master of ceremonies, etc. Our guest loved the music also. I would recommend Hesson Entertainment to alll future engaged couples looking for a DJ service.

    Wedding: 05/14/2011
    Services Used: DJ
    Reviewed On: 05/27/2011
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