DJ Marc Wilner
For over a decade, as a successful Band Leader/Drummer for his 11-piece group “Elite”, one of the area’s most sought after DJ’s, and currently named Director of Wedding Music Services for Washington Talent Photo & Video, Marc has positioned himself to truly understand the needs of today’s ever-changing wedding industry.
Marc’s greatest asset is his desire and ability to put the client at ease.
Listening to the client’s needs, acting as consultant when requested, lending his experience, versatility, and expertise toward making every reception elegant, smooth, and fun is the level of service Marc brings to the table. Most of all, he greatly respects the time and effort invested in the most important day of your life.
Hundreds of satisfied clients are from wedding receptions, gala events, fund raisers, corporate events and private parties. Marc has performed for AOL, Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin, Freddie Mac, Exxon Mobile, Marriott Corporation, The Ritz Carlton, The Four Seasons Hotel, The Willard InterContinental, Brides Against Breast Cancer, amongst others, as well as countless happy newlyweds.
His repertoire of music is vast, and musical knowledge seldom challenged. When asked for a Cha Cha, Foxtrot, Waltz, Fast or Slow Swing, you will not get an empty stare. With a sophisticated musical palate, Marc will suggest music for Cocktail hour and dinner to include such legends as Etta James, Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin, and Ray Charles, and Jazz greats like Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, and John Coltrane, and right up to the present with Norah Jones, John Mayer, and Jack Johnson.
When it’s time to dance, he can provide the full range of classic party music including Oldies, Motown, Disco, Classic Rock, Reggae, 80’s, 90’s and current dance music. Marc has been called upon by the top hotels in the District, such as The Mandarin Oriental, The Renaissance Mayflower, and The Park Hyatt Hotel to provide entertainment for both staff and VIP receptions. Such events have required an extensive knowledge base of ethnic music including Latin Rhythms, India’s Banghra and Punjabi, Traditional and Contemporary Jewish/Israeli, Persian, Souko, Asian Groove, and European Lounge. As your Master of Ceremonies, Marc knows the keys to making your event flawless.
He will emcee your reception with elegance and eloquence. An Event Specialist who will collaborate with the caterer, event staff and other vendors to create an itinerary that flows smoothly. Taking a lead role in helping to coordinate the details of your reception. A Musical Wizard who will guide you in music selections that fits your taste – from the first dance to first dance set, to the last song of your timeless occasion. A professional who will ensure that you have peace of mind and that everything is as you envisioned, so that you can simply relax and enjoy.
Marc Wilner is an all-star! Marc is talented, professional, and so artistic. Marc was quick with email responses, met with us to discuss our wants/needs, and created a fun and memorable reception for our wedding. He is able to “read” the guests and keep everyone on the dance floor, all while incorporating our requests. Thank you Marc and WTA for creating such an amazing evening for us!
Sent: Thursday, June 07, 2012 10:13 AM
To: Marc Wilner
Subject: THANK YOU FOR A FABULOUS PARTY!
The party is over, but we are still glowing. What a beautiful wedding with such a beautiful bride and groom! What fun we all had…..
We could not have done this without you. You were fantastic ! Starting with the introductions, to the speeches, to getting everyone out for the first dance,You played and everyone followed. We loved the orchestration and the music and I have never seen such enthusiasm on a dance floor (including myself and Bobby). Also, I have never attended a wedding where the guests didn’t want the music to end and needed to be ushered out because the party was over.
Marc, you are a professional and a pleasure to work with. Thank you for making our night so much fun!!
Best regards, Irene
PS. I am sending you a check to thank you for your hard work. I will send it to your attention at Washington Talent.
As reviewed on WeddingWire.com 04.22.2012, Wedding Date: 04.14.2012 5 out of 5 Stars
Marc Wilner was a great DJ for my wedding reception! He offered a huge selection of music, and was able to play all guests requests at the reception as well. We had a great time dancing the night away thanks to Marc!
As reviewed on WeddingWire.com 04.22.2012, Wedding Date: 03.17.2012 5 out of 5 Stars
Marc from Washington Talent Agency is the best DJ! If you are looking to hire someone for your wedding reception I strongly recommend Marc. He was flexible with us and helped us have a remarkable and memorable night! Truly a great experience with him and Washington Talent Agency..worth every penny!
As reviewed on WeddingWire.com 03.27.2012, Wedding Date: 03.11.2012 5 out of 5 Stars
If you are planning a wedding with a DJ or any event requiring one, look no further than Marc Wilner from Washington Talent—he is THE BEST. We had hired Marc for a BD bash several months ago and hired him again for our recent wedding. In both cases he was the epitome of a professional DJ. From the day one contacts him to discuss the upcoming festivity to the end of the event, Marc is always available to discuss plans, offer advice, and deliver on what he promises. He was especially good at finding specific songs and artists as well as suggesting music we might want to consider. We would describe him as the 4C’s DJ–Consistent, Creative, Caring and, above all, Conscientious. You cannot miss with Marc!
As reviewed on WeddingWire.com 03.22.2012, Wedding Date: 03.03.2012 5 out of 5 Stars
DJ Marc Wilner is the best. I have seen him do over a dozen weddings and he recently did mine. He can work within any guidelines and make it an amazing party. Our wedding was a huge success because of Marc. The music was perfect all night and he had the dance floor PACKED. People did not stop to eat their wedding cake until the wedding was over because they did not want to miss one minute of dancing. Marc is very professional and great to work with. He is detailed and organized and wants to make sure the bride is happy. I was one happy bride! Thank you Marc!!!
As reviewed on WeddingWire.com 12.17.2011, Wedding Date: 10.1.2011 5 out of 5 Stars
Marc was the most amazing person to work with! He was very upbeat, flexible, fun, and easy to work with. We loved how he checked in with us throughout the night to make sure we were having fun. The songs he played at the wedding were perfect. The dance floor was packed the whole night. We were married almost 3 months ago and people are still talking about how much fun they had at the wedding. We had the most amazing night!
As reviewed on WeddingWire.com 10.17.2011, Wedding Date: 09.17.2011 5 out of 5 Stars
Marc Wilner was our DJ and he is amazing! The music was fantastic for the entire wedding! We had a very eclectic party and he catered to all of them and had everyone on the dance floor! No one wanted the party to end! Marc was patient, responsive and so helpful during the whole planning process. He is just the best and I can’t thank him enough for making our wedding so fun.
As reviewed on WeddingWire.com 10.11.11 for Wedding date 09.18.11 5/5 Stars
I am thrilled to write this review and I wish, I could give him more than five stars. From the very first interaction Marc wasprofessional, responsive and easy to work with. He was very helpful and always available during our planning process. The wedding wend great, many of our guests complemented him several times. Hire Marc and you will not be disappointed!!!!!!! He is great!!!
As reviewed on WeddingWire.com 09.26.11 Wedding Date: 08.20.11
We used Marc as the DJ for our 8/20/11 wedding and he was AWESOME!! Before the event he helped us with the planning and was willing to answer all the questions we had. During the wedding he made sure to play the music I requested along with so many other songs that were big hits on the dance floor! I had so many people come up to me the entire night to tell me how good the music was. I was surprised to find a couple CD’s that he made for me the next day with some key wedding songs on it. That was such a cool surprise!! So glad we used Marc!
Sent: Tue 9/20/2011 9:39 AM Subject: Re: FLAX / CASTILLO – WEDDING TIMING
Again, thank you so much for everything you did for us and for making our wedding such a smashing success! I can not even begin to tell you how many people have told us that they had the time of their lives. Like I told you before, and after the wedding, you really held true to everything that you promised to deliver and made Courtney and I feel like the day really was for us, you exhibited a level of professionalism and care that is very hard to find and even harder to maintain, you were beyond great.
It would be our honor to write you a review for your talents and services. I really hope we get to work together again, or perhaps run into eachother at another event.
We thank you from the bottoms of our hearts, and I know that Courtney was beyond words with the tribute to her father, it was gorgeous.
All the best, Sid and Courtney
As reviewed on WeddingWire.com 09.13.11 Wedding Date: 08.27.11
Marc Wilner was the DJ for our wedding, and he truly was first rate. We highly recommend him. He provided the experience and framework for a smooth and successful reception, made us feel comfortable throughout the process, listened to our requests, and did the most fantastic job I have ever seen to keep the dancing going and throw an awesome party! We received so many complements throughout the night and after the wedding on the music, and we were blown away by emphatically our guests told us they had so much fun. We owe this to Marc. He was able to manage different music genres seamlessly; we had both American and Latin music at our wedding, and he managed it so well that the whole dance floor was filled the whole time. He’s extremely professional too, he was there to move things along in a discrete way, and ensure we got in everything we were hoping for. Marc’s flexibility was exceptional, and saved our wedding day, which was during hurricane Irene. The storm forced us to move the reception up by 3 hours, and when we asked Marc the day before the wedding if he accomodate, he didn’t even hesitate. If you have Marc as your DJ, you can rest assured you will have an incredible party, custom to your taste, and a solid, experienced friend in your corner incase things don’t go as planned.
As reviewed on WeddingWire.com 08.10.11
At the recommendation of my wedding venue, I hired Marc Wilner as my wedding DJ, and he was FANTASTIC! When I called to inquire about his services, not only did he tell me what he does, he explained how my entire day would go. He knew my venue, knew where the wedding party would stand, knew everything! Halfway through the planning process, when I hadn’t heard from Washington Talent in a while, Marc called ME to make sure everything was going smoothly!
At the reception, people kept asking me if I hand-picked every song, and everyone said the music was the best they had EVER heard at a wedding. All I did was tell Marc our style and make a few suggestions; from there he went with the vibe of our guests to create a completely personalized ambiance. And by ambiance, I mean PARTY. He even put up with my drunken college friends requesting song after song.
Marc was the backbone of our reception. I could not have asked for a better DJ!
Megan, Bride, 07.30.11
As seen on WeddingWire.com 08.07.11
Marc Wilner, DJ, was recommeded to us by a friend who used him at their wedding. Once we contacted Marc and talked to him on the phone, we decided to use him without contacting anyone else. He appeared to be a person who really enjoyed his work Marc was very professional from the first contact until the end of the wedding day. He kept in contact by email or phone calls as the wedding day drew near. He kept the events of the ceremony moving as planned and played music that young and old enjoyed. People were up dancing as soon as the first song was played. If you want a “top notch” DJ, you should use Marc Wilner for your wedding!
DJ Marc Wilner was FANTASTIC!!!!!!!
Marc immediately won us over and gained our trust during our first lunch meeting. He is a very good listener making sure he heard all of our needs but also followed through on everything we wanted, making for a lovely wedding. We gave him a lot of flexibility to use his judgement when choosing the right mix of songs based on how the wedding unfolded.
From a technical perspective Marc also did a great job mixing songs and executing flawless transitions from one track to the next. We had requested a number of eclectic tracks all in one dance set and the transitions were still as smooth as butta .
We wish Marc all the best and truly appreciate his excellent work! Future brides and grooms, if you want a fun, stress free wedding planning experience (at least for the DJ), give Marc a call.
Hi! We just wanted to thank Marc Wilner for the incredible job he did as DJ for our daughter’s wedding on Sunday September 26th. The ceremony music was lovely and added elegance to the event. The music during the cocktail/dinner time was played perfectly without interuption. Marc obviously is very comfortable with his emcee duties because he did them as if he’d known all of us as friends. Everyone, young adult to old, enjoyed the music. I really didn’t think we had much of a dance crowd guest list but was proven wrong and I feel Marc is responsible for that. A great time was had by all. Please pass this on to Marc.
Karen & Wayne Pusey
Thanks so much for your email! We’ve been meaning to email you for awhile to thank you for everything, but barely had internet service during our honeymoon. We really wanted to thank you so much for being our DJ. Everyone agrees that you were wonderful and really made the party so much fun! I can’t even tell you how many people said great things about you! We will definitely recommend you to our friends and family and I will gladly fill out the survey to make sure everyone knows how excellent your service is!! Thank you again so much for making our reception a blast!!!