Our Story

Excellence Entertainment DJs is a St. Louis-owned and operated DJ company who’s mission is to provide the best in entertainment with the people in mind. 

Our story begins nearly 10 years ago. In 2008, owner Matt Swaringim was asked to bring his light-up-the-room personality and love for music to life, by MC-ing his sister’s wedding. In doing so he attained his first clients, guests at the wedding who were so impressed, they asked if he could do their weddings!

This continued to the point where in 2011, what was a one-man operation then grew to a few more DJs, and the company hired their first office staff worker. The company continued to flourish and even had the honor of working as the house DJ at Riverbend Chapel in Washington, MO.

The word spread and these guys began to make a name for themselves. Review’s started to read, “They were excellent” and our value for excellence began to be our motto. In 2015, we rebranded our company to what you now know as Excellence Entertainment DJs.

With our value for Excellent Entertainment and people over profit, we began to grow. In 2016, we won Wedding Wire’s ‘Couples Choice’ award in St. Louis for the 2015 year and Thumbtack’s “Best of 2015”.  In 2017, we won the ‘Couple’s Choice’ award for the second year in a row as well as The Knot’s “Best of Wedding DJs” award for the 2016 year. To add to it, Excellence Entertainment was approached by David’s Bridal to be the provider vendor of 2017. 

While awards are fun to win, the people we get to work with are our passion.

While awards are fun to win, the people we get to work with are our passion. Meeting with every bride and groom-to-be to help plan and prepare for their big day is what really motivates us!

Since our humble beginnings, we’ve been fortunate enough to cultivate a handful of confident, lively, experienced DJs with the same passion for people and value for excellence that the company was built on. 

Thank you for your consideration of Excellence in your search for the perfect St. Louis DJ for your big day. We know it’s a big decision and we don’t take that lightly!