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Our Story


The business has changed in 19 years, but the smiles are still the same.

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Our Story


The business has changed in 19 years, but the smiles are still the same.

From Humble Beginnings to Industry Leaders

In 1996, we made a simple observation: digital photography could quickly capture our most cherished moments at family gatherings. So we set out on a mission to share this joy for making and preserving life's most important memories. Since then, The Main Event has been providing photography and event services to thousands of satisfied clients.

With your continued support, we've been able to share entertainment possibilities in more venues—from New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut, to as far as Miami, Las Vegas, San Diego, and LA.

It's an honor to photograph so many of your special events, and to capture your joy in this intimate and artistic manner. We promise to never lose focus on you, our clients. We look forward to speaking with you soon to make your upcoming event an outstanding success!

We’ve grown a lot since 1996, and we’ve never changed our core beliefs in professionalism and personalized attention.
— Gary Karp, Co-President
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Professional

With over 19 years of experience, we've pioneered and perfected event entertainment. We've thrilled families with their first experiences in digital photography. Our seasoned photographers have expertise and passion for their craft.

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Personal

We've been on your side too. We are husbands, dads, wives, mothers, and business owners. We've planned our own weddings, Mitzvahs, and anniversaries. We build relationships with our families so your party becomes our main event.

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Pulse-Pounding

Our vibrant DJs use state-of-the-art sound systems for sensational parties. Whether you strive for extravagance or elegance, our LED bars and lounge furniture can set the ultimate club atmosphere. Arcade games, casino tables, virtual reality... the options are limitless.

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The Main Event Difference


We make event planning easy so you can spend time where it matters mostwith your friends and family.

The Main Event Difference


We make event planning easy so you can spend time where it matters mostwith your friends and family.

Every day, our team of passionate professionals deliver:

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Unparalleled personalized attention

"What's new? Will this work for my party size? Can this match my theme? What do you recommend?" We've been in the business a long time, and we have the expertise to help you secure the right services for your party size, theme, and budget. We promise to only suggest options we truly believe are appropriate for your event.

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150+ services, Limitless combinations

We understand families and businesses need flexibility and a commitment to work side-by-side with them as their inspiration and tastes change during the planning process. Our diverse catalog of options will be there for you when you need it.

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Hands down, the best Photo Favors in the industry

Because of our experience, The Main Event's signature service continues to wow guests and thrill planners. Here's The Main Event Difference:

  • Unlimited quantities and copies of favors. Yes, really! Our quality and speed surprise families at special events, and we're even equipped for large venues such as universities, corporate functions, and conferences.
  • The biggest selection of frames and favors: fun furry frames, elegant leather textiles, beveled glass borders, key chains, mouse pads, dog tags, apparel, phone cases... you won't find our diversity anywhere else.
  • We send more personnel per party than any other service. Our professionally dressed and friendly staff snap photos of your guests while ensuring everything runs smoothly.
  • Best of all, we provide all of the above at the best value in the industry, with six stellar package options for all occasions.
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Something for every budget

We've innovated and grown since we first started, and have never lost focus on you, our clients. Now that we've expanded product lines, increased our volume buying, and eliminated any costly middlemen by owning and operating all of our equipment, we are thrilled to pass these savings onto you. Ask about our current specials!

 

Thousands of satisfied clients since 1996:

Rating: ★★
"What an awesome job The Main Event did at my daughter's Bat Mitzvah! They came highly recommended and I can see why. The staff was both professional and courteous and Andre the photographer went above and beyond! The props were a huge hit and the choice of frames and accessories was impressive. At the end of the party I was handed every photo my family was in, they were all framed, in a keychain, mousepad etc. We were also given a mini album with some highlights from the day and a disc with every picture taken. Worth every penny we spent! I will definitely recommend their services to all of my friends and family."

—Jennifer, via Facebook

Rating: ★★★★★
"I hired the Main Event not knowing anyone else who used themtook a chance and hit the jack pot! They were outstanding in service and their staff was warm, professional and gracious. I couldn't have asked for more and my party was a huge success thanks to them. The games and photo booth were all the top quality. I also hired their recommended DJ who was amazing. I would recommend this company for your next party/event without reservation."

—L. M., via Yelp

Rating: ★★★★★
"I used Main Event for my daughter's bat mitzvah and I found them to be professional from start to finish. They are very competitively priced but high quality throughout. I hired a DJ and two motivators; I got lounge furniture, a photo booth and 2 screens and photography. Everyone from Main Event had a great attitude. They followed my schedule to a tee and played the music and montage flawlessly. The motivators were high energy, smiley and completely appropriate for bat mitzvah aged kids. I would definitely use them again."

—Felisa, via Google+