Elegant, Enjoyable & Unforgettable

It has been over twenty years since I started Entertainment by Donatelli, and I still love what I do. What keeps the passion going for me is that I live and breathe music, really enjoy what I do and strive to make the process easy and stress free so each client enjoys the party as much as the guests. I will work endlessly to put energy and life into your event with get-up-and-dance music playlists and dramatic production elements that are completely customized. Why customize? Just as no two people are the same, neither should any two events be.

My name, Fred “Dan” Donatelli, is recognized throughout the Lehigh Valley for creating elegant, enjoyable and unforgettable weddings, sweet sixteen parties, mitzvahs, company parties and other important occasions. As a local resident and on-air radio personality on Lehigh Valley’s number one radio station (99.9 The Hawk) for sixteen years, my professional reputation as a premier DJ and MC is important to me and important to the success of my business.

Did you know that only 20% of DJ entertainment companies in the US are full time? As a full-time entertainment DJ company, I am covered by liability insurance, a member of the ADJA (American Disc Jockey Association), use written contracts to protect both parties, and all of my equipment is state-of-the-art and in perfect working condition. I even bring backup equipment so nothing ever gets in the way of the success of your event. As Allstate says, “You’re in good hands.”

On a personal note, my attention to detail, radio and broadcasting experience, photography training and outgoing personality not only makes for a stellar party, but calms and soothes my clients so they can relax and have a good time. At least that’s what I’ve been told time and time again. Nothing makes me happier than when a client says, “We firmly believe we could not have placed our trust in better hands.” To me, that defines success and there’s no other feeling like it.

I’ve never lost sight of why I do what I do. I tell my clients to take a deep breath because I’m going to take care of them. And I mean that. When you think of Entertainment by Donatelli, think of elegant, enjoyable and unforgettable combined with experienced, caring and expert guidance to create an event in the Lehigh Valley area that will live on in your memories forever, and exceed your initial expectations.

Let’s get started with the planning process for your next big event, whether it’s a wedding, sweet sixteen party, mitzvah, company party or other important occasion. I promise I’ll go the extra mile. I understand what it takes for you and your guests to have the time of your life!

Initial consultations with me are free, so pick up the phone and let’s chat about your upcoming event. Let’s start the process of planning the event of your lifetime, whether it is your wedding, your child’s sweet sixteen, mitzvah, other party or special occasion.

I cover Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton, Phillipsburg, the Poconos and other towns in the surrounding Lehigh Valley. I travel within 60 miles of Bethlehem at no extra and additional miles are open for discussion.

Call at (484)-626-3855 and we’ll create some excitement together for your Elegant, Enjoyable and Unforgettable event.

Latest Testimonials

Amanda & John Keirle

Hi Fred, we just can’t thank you enough for doing such a fantastic job at our reception… From the music to your special “personal touches”, we couldn’t have asked for more. Our friends are still talking about how great you were and how much fun they had. I will highly recommend you!

Patti and Dave Evans

If you want a wedding reception that will be remembered as the best ever, Fred is the clear choice. Fred did our wedding over 20 years ago and couldn’t have been happier hearing how all of our guests kept saying “your DJ really made the party”. We have attended countless weddings that Fred has DJ’d since and he never fails to deliver. We’ve also been to countless weddings where we left saying how bad the DJ was. Fred from Entertainment by Donatelli is not an “over the top and in your face, full of himself DJ”, but rather just a true and experienced professional that knows how to entertain, interact with and read the crowd and keep the party hopping kind of DJ. Don’t be afraid to give DJ Freddy the freedom to choose your playlists either, my daughter used him for her wedding reception and she said not only did he play the songs she specifically asked for, the ones he chose couldn’t have been better… The man knows his music!

Erin and John Peters

Look no further than Fred Donatelli for your wedding DJ!  We met with many other companies most of which that have other DJ’s working for them.  We liked the fact that the person we met with was both the owner and the actual DJ we would be getting on our wedding day.  Fred offered lots of suggestions and ultimately put together the perfect plan based on our meetings and conversations.  He made sure our photographer, videographer and banquet manager got a copy of the detailed plan weeks before the reception.  When it was time to perform each special ceremonial dance he made sure EVERYBODY involved was prepped and ready to avoid any embarrassing moments.  We had a few songs that we picked out and the rest was a perfect mix of the great songs from genres and eras to satisfy every generation.  Fred also provided a separate PA system and ceremony music for our wedding on the veranda, he was extremely flexible and genuinely concerned that everybody had a great time… and did I mention his pricing was very fair!  My sister will be getting married next year and will also be using Entertainment by Donatelli.

Danielle & Joe Fortunato

Whether you call him Fred or Dan, we simply refer to him as “AWESOME”.  We didn’t realize that the “Dan” Donatelli we listen to every weekend on the radio was actually “Fred” from Entertainment by Donatelli.  After our first meeting with him, we felt as though we knew him for years and were friends with him as well.  He’s a straight and honest shooter and keeps it real without all the hype.  It was apparent right from the start that Fred is a seasoned entertainer with the utmost professionalism.  He honored our must play as well as do not play lists and then used his experience to craft and blend the rest of the evening’s music which kept our guests dancing all night!  We highly recommend Entertainment by Donatelli and have since attended many other weddings Fred has worked and like ours, he kept the energy high all night.  

Gretchen and Chip McKernan

Entertainment by Donatelli was the best decision we made for our wedding.  Fred Donatelli is a pleasure to work with and detail oriented, he planned out everything and executed it to a tee.  I have to say it was a stress free experience.  We strongly recommend Donatelli Entertainment for any memorable event.  

Sandra & Bart Buschi

DJ Donatelli rocked the house!! Thank you so much for making our wedding reception a truly memorable event.  We never danced so much in one night and our guests can’t stop talking about how much they enjoyed your music selection and fun personality.  You really do have a special talent and I will recommend you to anyone without hesitation.