Music has always found a way to weave its way into Eric Herod’s life. With a penchant for any kind of music that can get you up and dancing, Eric was always “that guy” who could be found creating mixed tapes and taking charge of the music for his college house parties. With a wide range of favorites from Frank Sinatra and Motown to Jimi Hendrix and Michael Jackson, Eric one day decided it was high time to purchase his own set of turntables and a mixer. And thus, a DJ was born.
Eric began his professional career in 2002 in Raleigh. His days as a successful “club jock” were the very foundation of the work he does today. Eric discovered early on, however, that the niche he loved most was weddings, where the newlyweds are the center of attention and guests are always in the mood to celebrate! He began his own company, Eric Herod Entertainment, in 2007. Eric works with couples celebrating in the Fredericksburg VA, Richmond VA and Northern Virginia areas.
The first ARMDJs conference in Greeneville, Tennessee in 2008 was a pivotal experience and changed Eric’s career as a DJ forever. He found himself among entertainment professionals who were not simply DJs, making announcements and “pressing play”. They were skilled Masters of Ceremonies and Masters at creating magic at weddings. They invested time with their couples, learning more than just “the facts” and creating wedding experiences that told a story, both literally and figuratively. Eric researched their methods and soaked in their enthusiasm. Even today, he is honored to still consider those entertainment industry thought-leaders his personal friends.
In November of 2012, Eric became the 23rd member of WED Guild®, an elite group of highly trained professionals who are committed to delivering the best quality Music and Master of Ceremonies services for their clients. A Wedding Entertainment Director™ is a highly skilled entertainer that has achieved WED Guild® certification only after his experience, talent, creativity and professionalism have been endorsed by former clients and fellow wedding professionals and then judged and verified by an evaluation team made up of members of the WED Guild® Board of Directors. No other national, wedding entertainment organization has such strict guidlines for membership. Click HERE to learn more about what it means to be a Wedding Entertainment Director®.
Eric Herod Entertainment is the culmination of over a decade of hard work and experience. The results are magical and the goal is simple: create a stress-free environment where a couple’s wedding reception vision becomes reality.