Thank you for exceeding our expectations! You knew we didn’t want a traditional wedding. We wanted the “wow” factor and you succeeding in helping us achieve it. No need for a wedding planner when you have a great DJ who keeps the music rockin’ and activities rollin’. You took our ideas, expanded on them, and helped us enjoy the party without interruption. The music montage for our intro was awesome. We still received great comments weeks after the wedding. Your idea of musical chairs/scavenger hunt was absolutely the twist we needed; there wasn’t one guest not involved in either helping the players or laughing at them.
-Marcia & Randy, Wedding at Anchorage Private Residence – July 10, 2010
We’ve seen your attention to detail at the brides company Christmas party in 2009 and knew we wanted you to DJ our wedding day. You did a great job keeping the guest informed of the next photo op that was about to happen and coordinating the music to match. The hours of questions in the beginning of our wedding planning journey with our ‘Team’ turned into a smooth flowing and very fun event at the end. We are so different when it comes to music but you managed to keep us both happy and our guests having a great time. We’ve been told that our wedding was a fun one and it wouldn’t have been possible without you!-Susan & Craig, Wedding at Eagle River Lions Club – July 24, 2010
John knew what he was doing. He had so many resources and ideas that helped with planning the entire wedding, not just the music. He was willing to find music that he didn’t have in his library and was always prompt and professional in returning phone calls or e-mails. He checked in throughout the planning to make sure things were going smoothly. Hands down one of the best decisions we made was to hire John.-Darcie & Joe, Wedding at Hotel Captain Cook – July 8, 2011
John was fantastic. We interviewed 8 DJ’s for our wedding and John was the best. He was so prepared and such a great help. He developed a timeline for our wedding the day after we met, customized songs for our entrance songs and our first dance. All of our guests loved his music choices and his ability to go from karaoke to dance music seamlessly. It was a great time.-Anna & Ryan, Wedding at Top of the Hill Chalet – July 23, 2011
We had a blast at our wedding thanks to John! His equipment was top notch and very classy. He kept the whole wedding running smoothly and I just went to where I was suppose to go next. I didn’t have a watch on and didn’t care. I would certainly recommend a DJ to keep the flow going, especially if you don’t have a wedding planner, which I didn’t. I also had John at the ceremony too. He has a huge selection of music, and if he doesn’t have it, he will find it for you! He was very accommodating to requests, and flexible with the crowd, playing what he sensed the guests liked best. Ondago is a smart choice!-Jeri & Patrick, Wedding at 188 West Northern Lights Tower – September 24, 2011
This company was very professional and on the ball! Music was played that kept all ages dancing through the night. ONDAGO even helped with a timeline so that the transition of events went smoothly. I highly recommend them for a wedding or any event with dancing.-Sabrina & Adam, Wedding at Anchorage Hilton – December 31, 2011
John was just incredible! John is the owner of Ondago but unlike most entertainment companies you contract with you meet with the owner or manager and some other fellow shows up at the reception. Not John you meet with him, you talk to him, and he is the one DJing your wedding. I was so impressed with how prepared and professional John was, he helped us plan the timeline for the ceremony and any music we wanted if he didn’t have it he got it. He kept the reception running smoothly. If it weren’t for John our night would not have been as great as it was. I recommend John to anyone and everyone getting married.-Stephanie & Edward, Wedding at Hilton Anchorage – March 10, 2012
Ondago was extremely professional, reliable and helpful. He had wonderful recommendations that made our music perfect through out the ceremony and reception. He had experience working with all our other vendors, all of whom gave him excellent recommendations as well. He was attentive, responsive and enthusiastic. He made our ceremony run smoothly, never missing a cue. He made the atmosphere exactly what I wanted during the reception. He played the right songs at the right time creating a relaxing atmosphere for dinner and a fun, upbeat party after dinner. He pretty much ran the show, I literally didn’t have to worry about anything and everything went perfectly. He was on it! I highly recommend him for any bride. All of our guests commented about how great the DJ was and how it really showed that he knew what he was doing. Not only are his services excellent, he comes at a great value. I did a lot of research before choosing Ondago, and I think he has the best prices for excellent service. He outdid every expectation I had of him and any bride would be happy with his expertise.-Jamie & Patrick, Wedding at Hotel Alyeska – March 17, 2012
He was very helpful and fun to he had some great ideas too that I had never heard of he made are wedding a very special event that I would not forget I was so happy with how everything turned and couldn’t thank him enough.
-Linda & Zach, Wedding at Grandview Hotel – March 31, 2012
John at ONDAGO is extremely experienced at being more than a DJ at a wedding. From the first meeting, he always came prepared with detailed timelines, examples from previous weddings he was a part of and ideas for us to consider. He’s not only easy to relate to, but fun to be around as all of our “30” minutes meetings over coffee turned into more than an hour. If you’re looking for a friendly, talented, experienced DJ for your wedding at tremendous value, John’s your man.-Sarah & Mark, Wedding at Tanglewood Lakes Lodge (aka Fox Hollow) – May 26, 2012
John was wonderful to work with! He made sure everything ran smoothly and kept us on “schedule” with our reception timeline. He made great music choices and we had many guests compliment us on our DJ! John was very accommodating and met with us multiple times. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a DJ in our area.-Sara & Robbie, Wedding at Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge, Talkeetna – July 7, 2012
John was SO helpful! He basically organized my entire wedding day and paid attention to every detail. The day went so smoothly and everyone had a great time! I HIGHLY recommend his services for anyone, but especially those planning a wedding.-Terri & John, Wedding at Alyeska Hotel – July 28, 2012
Great DJ all around. Did a fantastic job with everything. The music was great and he really knows how to get the crowd going and keep things on track! He helped with so much more than just the music, this guy with go out of his way to help make it as special as he can! People are still telling me how much fun they had this night. I’ll definitely be referring him!!
(Audrey, Maid of Honor)
He did an amazing job! He was very attentive to the bride and groom and also to the audience. He didn’t miss a beat when it came to the timeline and provided endless assistance in the overall Planning of the reception. He went as far as helping the brother of the bride (who was struggling) with decorations. The music provided was an awesome mix and everything requested (even a really old song) was played without hesitation. I will recommend him to everyone.-Marisa & William, Wedding at Viking Hall – December 15, 2012
We absolutely recommend John with Ondago as a DJ! We were not even sure that we wanted a DJ since we had a very small wedding reception in February, but we are so glad that we ended up going with Ondago. We found John through reading online reviews, and in the first conversation I had with him, he spent over an hour discussing with me what exactly we were looking for in a DJ/Emcee for the reception. He met with us at the venue about two weeks prior to the reception, and he offered up some really good suggestions for the flow of the event based on his years of experience. He also gives you an online planner that you fill out for the pacing of the event. He met with us the week of the wedding to ensure that all the details were still the same and that we were on the same page.
The pacing and mood of the reception itself was perfect. John is incredibly professional. He dressed in a suit, had top of the line equipment, provided great lighting, helped with the setup of the slideshow, and worked with the photographer/caterers/cake setup to ensure that everything was perfect. His choice in music was spot on, and we all had a great time. We would highly, highly recommend John with Ondago.-Sonnet & Todd, Wedding at Moose Run Golf Lodge – February 23, 2013
Ondago DJ is awesome he is very personable and made me wedding a fun event but still kept my theme on point. Everyone there told me they loved the music and thought he was great! Also he put together a wonderful slideshow for the families it made everything feel very personal and special.
(From Jo, Mother of the Groom)
John was very helpful in the planning to make this a beautiful event. He does more than just DJ services…he planned every detail in the timing and flow of the reception. His slide shows were excellent and brought many tears to guests as they could see both bride and groom throughout their years growing up and then with each other.-Jenna & Kyle, Wedding at Jitters Café – March 17, 2013
I knew from the first meeting that John was the perfect DJ for the wedding. We talked for over an hour not just about music but about who my fiancé and I were as a couple and ideas for the reception. He provided great suggestions on the flow of the evening, and helped setup the timeline for the evening. He drove down to Girdwood to check out the venue. At the reception, he patiently and professionally kept us on track, my husband and I have a tendency to not keep track of time. He even kindly took requests from some pushy ladies:) Once the dancing started, guests were on the dance floor all night! John made our special day awesome and very fun! Thank you!-Eileen & Luke, Wedding at Glacier Express (aka Bore Tide Café) at Alyeska – June 21, 2013
I highly recommend John Fernandez as a DJ! He took care of more than just our music in many ways. He lead our rehearsal and made sure everyone was where they should be and knew what they should be doing. He also kept our wedding day flowing nicely and timely. John is professional and worked very well with our venue and our photographer. I can’t say enough good things about this DJ. He definitely helped fill our wedding day with fun and laughter. John also had great music and if he didn’t already have what we wanted he went above and beyond to get it for us. I can’t thank him enough!!-Heather & Josh, Wedding at O’Malley on the Green – June 30, 2013
I needed a DJ who could orchestrate the evening and I am so glad I chose Ondago Mobile Entertainment! The evening was perfect – and it was great to have someone who took the time to really understand what I wanted for the evening!
Thanks so much for making our day so wonderful!-Natalia & Stephen, Wedding at Cooper Landing Community Hall – July 7, 2013
JOHN FERNANDEZ was GREAT~ His online planning form was like having a wedding planner and DJ all in one! He helped us with schedule, timing, order, and ideas for the ceremony and reception. He was VERY flexible and great to work with. Having him at our rehearsal was key for making sure the ceremony went perfect the day of!-Beki & Paul, Wedding at O’Malley on the Green – July 27, 2013
Our wedding would not have gone as smoothly and perfectly as it did without John Fernandez as our DJ. I wasn’t keen on the idea of getting a DJ at first, but knowing now how much he helped, I wouldn’t have done it any other way. Hiring John as our DJ didn’t only mean he was going to play fun music throughout the night, it meant we had a dedicated, thoughtful person that did everything he could do to make the entire day run well. He is very personable. We met with him multiple times before the wedding to go over every detail that was important. Communication was no problem for him. He would respond to messages almost instantly. He went above and beyond his requirements as DJ and I am so thankful for it. He made our day such a breeze and I would recommend him to anyone without hesitation. Thanks, John, for making our wedding amazing.-Nikki & Jeremy, Wedding at Hotel Alyeska – July 14, 2013
John Fernandez did an excellent job at our wedding. His preparation and experience helped relieve the stress of managing the days activities. He has great suggestions for music to set the right mood for the various times whether it is ceremony, dinner, dancing, or in between. He was flexible in our meeting times and created a wedding day schedule to ensure we didn’t miss anything. His prices were very competitive and we definitely got great value. The guests were very impressed with how enjoyable everything turned out. I would recommend his services to friends and families.-Amanda & James, Wedding at Crow Creek Mine – August 2, 2013
John Fernandez is the owner of ONDAGO DJ Entertainment. He is the point of contact for all advanced planning. He is also the DJ who you will see at your event. John had great recommendations, ideas, and services for planning every little detail of our reception. He took time to understand how we envisioned our night. As it turned out, this effort proved valuable when unanticipated changes came up and we needed our program to be flexible. As master of ceremonies for our event he came through in every way. Thanks John.-Michelle & Lucas, Wedding at Alaska Native Heritage Center – August 10, 2013
John is amazing to work with and has many great ideas. Not only does he listen to what you want but he also has the tools to add many things that you wouldn’t even expect. Greatest DJ for a wedding!! We met with John several times leading up to our Wedding. He was very meticulous in his planning and asked all of the right questions. He gave us tons of helpful input and helped us decide on the perfect touches that reflected who we were in our song choices and in planning our ceremony. John did such an awesome job guiding and keeping everything on track. Several people commented on the nice “flow” from ceremony to reception and that it was one of the more enjoyable weddings they had been to. People were talking, dancing, eating and even singing while enjoying their night all with tasteful, pleasant music and lighting in the background. The music was never too loud and was very thoughtfully planned out. I would highly recommend Ondago for any event requiring DJ services. 5 stars across the boards!-Adam & Cher, Wedding at Bayshore Clubhouse – August 23, 2013
He met with us whenever we wanted, even with short notice. Was very professional, while making us feel comfortable throughout the whole process. Kept the dance floor going, was very good at what he does. He had great suggestions and went above and beyond to make it a spectacular event. He helped with lighting, both using his own and help find someone who would do a little extra to make the whole room look amazing!-Shannon & Joshua, Downtown Marriott – August 24, 2013
John was amazing. My day was perfect from the ceremony to the cocktail hour and the reception. He is very professional and had a great personality and attitude. The up lighting in the room was perfect. He also plays the music you want to hear. Not only was it my wedding but his birthday too. He did not have to do my wedding but he chose too which made it extra special. I would recommend john to anyone.-Tiffany & Sebastien, Wedding at Alyeska Hotel – June 21, 2014
John and his staff were AMAZING! They not only were awesome djs but I felt like he planned my wedding! He helped me put together a really good timeline that I copied and used for myself and some of my other vendors! Everything went so well and we had people dancing of all ages!! Definitely would recommend John with On Da Go Dj!!-Haley & Travis, Wedding atore Tide Café, Alyeska – June 21, 2014
ONDAGO DJ not only filled in his requirements but went above and beyond when it came to the father daughter dance during the reception. As a last minute decision my bride and her father wanted to do a custom wedding dance mixing Heartland’s “I Loved Her First” and Sugar Hill Gang’s “Rapper’s Delight”. With less than 24 hours to go, this mix was created and performance routine rehearsed by ONDAGO DJ using the songs, some special sounds effects, and some quality acting. We recommend ONDAGO DJ with a total of 5 stars because there is no other DJ in Alaska that even comes close to this man’s skill, professionalism, flexibility, and genuine care for each individual event.-Courtney & Jacques, Wedding at Bore Tide Café at Alyeska – June 28, 2014
John was fantastic! He knew exactly how to make our wedding reception flow smoothly and was able to make everyone happy. He played music that everyone could dance to and he took on the role of reception coordinator which was exactly what we needed. He was polite, professional and courteous. Great job John and we thank you for making our wedding so special. We highly recommend him.-Dané & Todd, Wedding at Private Residence in Talkeetna – August 2, 2014
John was our DJ for the wedding on August 23, 2014. He provided us with a fantastic service and did everything possible to make our wedding a special day! He not only provided excellent music and accommodated guest requests, but he also talked to servers when to start cutting the cake and do champagne toast, helped us during ceremony to know who goes next, and helped us to make sure we have everything for reception games and bouquet throw. Several times we asked John if we should talk to waiters or venue owners about cake cutting time or champagne toast, John said he already took care of it. He went an extra mile (that he didn’t have to) to help us in any way possible. It made our wedding go flawlessly! Before the wedding, John met with us approximately 10 days before the wedding to get all details about wedding, to ask what type of music we want to hear, and what games we want to play. He offered really funny ideas that were success during the wedding and guests loved it. After the meeting, I was able to text John any time to tell him if I had an idea for our first dance song and other ideas. John was always available and responded immediately, which made it very convenient for wedding planning. On the wedding day, John arrived early, was prepared, and he was definitely the heart of our wedding. Without John there is NO WAY that our wedding could be such a success and could bring so much laughter and joy to us and our guests. I would 100% recommend Ondago DJ Entertainment to everyone who wants their wedding to be fun and memorable event. Thank you John, we are your forever loyal clients.-Oksana & Ovi, Wedding at Settler’s Bay Lodge – August 23, 2014
John did an amazing job at our wedding! All my guests said he really made the evening flow well and played the perfect music for the venue! He was professional, well dressed (even coordinated with my wedding colors), and helped me when dinner was late to keep things flowing. He was the best part of my wedding planning too! On time, professional, had all my information in hand at each meeting which was not my experience with anyone else. Thanks so much John!! You rocked!-Amanda & Ashton, Wedding at Raven Glacier Lodge – September 26, 2014
John you KILLED IT at our wedding!! I am sooooo grateful for your expertise and making our wedding so much fun!! You had everyone on the dance floor until the very end and your intuition on what songs to play was spot on. Anytime you need a referral for a wedding or event send them my way!! You are a phenomenal DJ and I’m so very grateful for all the time and thought you put in to make 12/13/14 a day to remember for our family and friends.-Katie & Sage, Wedding at Alaska Native Heritage Center – December 13, 2014
The Anchorage Senior Activity Center have recently re-started our monthly Friday Night Dances. We were please to have John provide the music for our second dance. He came highly recommended and was a pleasure to work with. His set-up crew was timely, courteous, and accommodating. Our customers gave him great reviews we will certainly will use him in the future, as well as recommend him to others. Thanks again John for making our Seniors smile.-Bobbie Taylor, Anchorage Senior Center
John did a great job at our wedding! He made sure everyone was out dancing and having a good time. He played all the songs that were on our play list and pretty much all the songs that were requested. You won't be disappointed having John being the DJ at your event!-Jen & Robbie, Wedding at Alyeska Hotel – November 21, 2015
John Fernandez did an absolutely fantastic job at our wedding! Planning a destination wedding is never an easy task, but John worked with us for weeks before and made us feel comfortable and that everything would be taken care of! He was a wonderful communicator, and put us at ease by helping us create a thorough day of the wedding agenda, with every detail covered to the max! As far as music?? John knows how to read his crowd! He had everyone on the dance floor throughout our entire evening, old(er) and young, and played music to everyone's taste! We gladly recommend John for any event, and will absolutely hire him again if we plan another major event in Alaska! Thank you John for helping make our wedding an unforgettable day!!-Yekaterina & Michelle, Wedding at Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge – September 5, 2015