Michael & Lindsey Goldberg
Brown Deere Country Club, Iowa City
So much more than an awesome wedding DJ!
John made our whole wedding day easier, better, and more fun. He's a genuinely kind and caring professional who also throws a great party. In the process of planning our day, John shared his experiences and offered recommendations that helped the event flow smoothly. He offered us lots of great advice while also reminding us that our wedding day is about us, our love story, and how we want to celebrate it. He was a great source of support through the concerns and chaos of wedding planning during the Covid-19 pandemic. When a lot of things were uncertain about our big day, we were always confident in John because he not only never added to the stress we felt, but he reassured us that no matter what our wedding day ended up looking like, it would be a blast with him in charge (and it was!). During our wedding, he was the true master of ceremonies, helping move everyone from ceremony to cocktail hour and through every magical moment - even troubleshooting through an unexpected fire alarm at our venue. His song choices were perfect - I never left the dance floor, and my husband danced more at our wedding than I had ever seen him dance before. The entire evening felt like OUR party, rather than a generic party. We had several people ask us if the DJ was a close friend because he seemed to know us so well. John offers a truly personalized experience to the couples he works with, and that extra care and effort truly shows on the big day. He will help you prepare for your wedding, and you can fully put your trust in him to create the atmosphere you want for you and your guests. In terms of value, John is so much more than an awesome wedding DJ, and he earned every penny our family paid to hire him. We couldn't have asked for a better master of ceremonies for our wedding, and we highly recommend his business!
DUSTIN & DYLAN BROOKS-FORSETH
Shores Event, Cedar Rapids
Where do we begin. From the start to the finish DJ Cox (John) was fantastic. The planning process was so thorough and detailed which helped us so much in making sure even the smallest details weren't missed.
The entertainment John provided, as well as the music was TOP NOTCH. I don't think there is a better DJ. Our guests kept coming up to tell us that it was the best wedding they had ever been to, and the music was amazing. I am so so glad we went with John. I will never recommend anyone else. If you want to throw an amazing party with the best entertainment and music - make sure you choose John D. Cox!! No regrets.
MARK & LAUREN OTTOSON
From beginning to end, John was someone that made our wedding day absolutely perfect. We had a non-traditional backyard wedding and had zero experience in how weddings should go (but also felt like we had a couple must haves that he sacrificed for us).
We had met with him three times before wedding day (including rehearsal). He was a great leader at the dress rehearsal and really helped keep us on track. Informing us how things “traditionally” go, but also letting us change the “traditions” that come along with weddings that we didn’t want a part of.
He will get to know you as a couple and you won’t feel like he is just the DJ. He’s very interactive without being cheesy and making your eyes roll, a great resource when you have any questions and is so personable throughout the entire experience.
We had so many guests say how impressed they were of John during our ceremony and reception. We couldn’t have asked for anything more and HIGHLY recommend John. He’s more than a DJ.
SEAN & CHLOE SABRE
Veterans Memorial, Cedar Rapids
Choosing John was one of the easiest and, looking back, best decisions we made while planning our wedding. There was no stress or anxiety throughout the planning process or the day-of. We both would like to thank John for all the time and effort he put into helping make the night a blast! We talked to different vendors in the area and as soon as we left our prospective meeting with John, we knew we wanted him to be our Master of Ceremonies - and are so glad we did. He's professional, fun and dedicated to making your special day stress free. He is personable, well organized and easy to contact. We appreciated his experience and knowledge with the planning leading up to the wedding day. During the reception, John did a fantastic job reading the room and keeping the fun going throughout the night. Guests did not want to leave the dance floor. Over the days and weeks afterwards, we've had a lot of friends and family tell us how much fun they had throughout the night, which would not have been possible without him. A DJ/MC is not something to skimp on and can make or break the night. John is well worth it.
NICK & JEANETTE TOMLONOVIC
Terry Trueblood Center, Iowa City
John is absolutely worth the investment. He is a complete customer service professional and an adept entertainer. We researched a lot of DJ's and it was a priority that we knew and trusted him to be our spokesperson and custodian of "fun" at our wedding & reception. From our first meeting, John gave a lot of great feedback about our plans. He didn't sell himself to us with a pitch, but instead built our trust and confidence with his passion for his craft.
JOSH & CHRISTA BERN
The Hotel at Kirkwood, Cedar Rapids
On behalf on my wife and I, we would like to genuinely thank John Cox with DJ Cox Entertainment for providing us with the best day of our lives! Christa and I both work very busy lives so when we were looking for a DJ/MC to run our night we knew we had to choose very carefully. We knew we needed an MC who could single handedly run our night and integrate every aspect of the ceremony to the reception with our other vendors. John is that MC. He’s professional, he sets his own bar above the rest and by the end of the night he still manages to surpass his own standards. Christa and I not only loved him but all of our family and friends kept coming up to us asking where we found him! Planning sessions were like talking to a friend and every time he was more prepared than us. John provided not only professional tips/ tricks, but was also willing to aid in other areas where we required advice & planning assistance! If you want the ultimate experience for your wedding, John is your man!
BROCK & JESSICA PELZER
Bella Sala, Tiffin
John was the absolute best we could’ve ever asked for. He went above and beyond what we could have ever imagined! He made our day run so smooth and never batted an eye whenever we needed to change something. If you’re looking for a DJ or MC, DJ Cox is your man! He was absolutely worth it and we would choose him a million times again. He was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding!
MAXWELL & DANA WEVER
John was definitely the best choice we could have gone with for our wedding. We did some shopping around before we asked John, and while he wasn't cheap, you get what you pay for. He was by far the most genuine and professional DJ we talked to. Between multiple meetings with my wife and I, he also met with our parents so he could really cater the experience to us and our families. When the day of the wedding rolled around, John was there and ready for anything. He made the event run smoothly by communicating with our venue so we didn't need to worry about what was happening behind the scenes. The experience was personalized to our exact wishes and his flexibility of how things happened throughout the night made it a fun and carefree experience. 10/10 would party again!
BLAIZE & KATELYN CABELL
National Czech & Slovak Museum, Cedar Rapids
I don't think my husband and I could have chosen a better DJ for our wedding. He was absolutely amazing. He played everything we wanted, kept it PG early in the night for grandparents/kids, he was interactive with guests, and had everyone dancing all night.
Prior to the wedding (we were planning from CA and were married in IA), John was extremely helpful. When we came home for visits before the big day, he made time for us and truly made an effort to know us, attended the rehearsal, interviewed our parents and so much more. It made our wedding night even more special than we could have hoped for.
Our experience was as perfect as it could get and I believe John contributed to making the entire day run as smoothly as it did. He was AMAZING.
ALEC & MARIAH JENSEN
Celebration Farm, Coralville
We had such a great time with DJ Cox at our wedding. He was so responsive to our requests! His personality was so fantastic. We felt like we had known him for years. Everyone at our wedding got up to dance because he played such a wide variety of music that EVERYONE loves. He went above and beyond the DJ role with his fantastic MCing as well. He made each part so easy for us, and we are so grateful he made our day so wonderful.