About this Vendor
Dance, You Won't Stop - Stare, You Won't Turn Away
Why me? Good question, yet I can't answer that for you. Choosing the right person to host your wedding is not about price, it's not about gimmicks and it's not me telling you that I'm great and better than the rest. It's about your personality and my personality either clicking or not! It's simple!
$$$ – Moderate
Classical, Country, Dance, Disco, Folk, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Pop, R&B, Rock, Latin, World Music
After Party, Rehearsals + Parties, Ceremony, Reception, Wedding
MC Services, Recorded Music, Sound Equipment, Music
Chris was the DJ at our wedding at OceanCliff and he did a phenomenal job! He was so easy to work with and we could tell he was a true professional from our very first meeting. Since we live in New Hampshire, we were able to accomplish some of our meetings over the phone, which helped to saved a lot of travel time for us. When our wedding day arrived, everything went off without a hitch. I was so confident in Chris's abilities that I never once looked at the clock or checked if things were on schedule - he was in total control of the situation and checked in with us when necessary. Chris did a great job mixing in some classics for the "older" family with a lot of fast paced music for the younger crowd; this kept everybody on the dance floor for the entire night. Thank you for making our wedding amazing, Chris!
Dance Party!Reviewed on 2/04/2015 Kayla S
When we started planning our wedding there were three things on our must-have list... beautiful venue, amazing food, and lots of dancing! Chris certainly helped us create the "party" that we were hoping for at our reception! Chris is down to earth, professional, and easy to work with! After many suggestions, he helped us decide some of the important dance songs at our wedding (first dance, mother/son, cake cutting). He also accommodated all our requests (high-energy, some Portuguese music), in particular. Our guests danced the night away and raved about how much fun they had. We owe a lot of that to Chris!! We also had Chris do the uplighting at the reception. We pretty much left it to his choice/discretion and he certainly did not disappoint! The lighting gave it the room the final touch and brought the whole look together. Totally worth every penny!! The overall experience at any wedding relies heavily on how good (or bad) the dj/band is. Chris will certainly combine his experience and your requests to make your wedding reception the best one ever!! I highly recommend him!
Declared by Guests the "Best Wedding Ever"Reviewed on 10/12/2014 Mary C
There is a lot that goes into a great party. Having the right people, the right location and good food are all very important. But, in my experience, the DJ/Music is what truly drives or ends a great event. Truer words could not be written for our wedding. With all of our invited guests traveling in from out of town, our actual guest count was lower than what was expected. Being in a larger room made us all a little nervous. Would our guest count be too small for the event? We also had an awesome outdoor space, overlooking the Newport bridge. ..And because the weather was fantastic the bar was moved to the outside, fantastic for the guests but less than ideal to get folks on the dance floor. Well Chris pulled off the ultimate challenge, cat herding these folks to be engaged and dance their behinds off the entire night! It's been over a month since our wedding past and people are still coming up to us, saying this is the "Best Wedding Ever". These individuals memory of our event is a direct correlation of Chris' amazing skills and talent! Getting to the "Best Wedding Ever", Chris coached us in several session, regarding what it would take and what he needed from us, to make it the event we always wanted. Additionally he set up an outdoor system and managed the music for our actual wedding. Chris' down to earth vibe, made it easy and comfortable to work with him. He was the one DJ that we interviewed that didn't have a cheesy tone. Also Chris' price was simple and easy to understand. In fact his base package included exactly what we wanted. Other DJs may appear to be less expensive .. start to probe and you will quickly see additional costs into your estimate. In short, Chris makes the ultimate DJ! Wildly talented, reads the crowds, adapts as needed, is a wonderful coach and is all around a nice guy. I can't want to find another excuse to work with Chris again! - Mary
To us having a DJ that would keep our guests engaged, would make sure our reception stayed on schedule and most importantly that would be sure that us and all our guests had as much fun as possible was at the top of our priority list; and Chis delivered on all of theses above and beyond our expectations! Throughout the wedding planning process we learned the DJ plays such a larger role in our wedding day than "just playing some music", and we are so glad we had Chris as our DJ whos attention to detail and thouroughness assured that those many many other things were handled flawlessly. We also utilized Chis Saraiva to provided uplighting for our reception, which made our ballroom look nothing short of spectacular. Through our search for a DJ we learned up lighting is not all the same; the lighting provided by Chis was nothing short of top quality and it worked perfectly in conjunction with the music. We would without hesitation recommend Chis Saraiva to anyone we know for his DJ and uplighting services!
Chris turns it up! He’ll have everyone out on his beautifully lit dance floor all night long. We had so many different crowds and he played for the people!! He is so in touch with what everyone wants to hear. It’s a remarkable talent for sure. Aside from bringing it on the day of the wedding, we really appreciated how invested Chris was in our day – from his planning website (which he customized for two brides!), to the consultations, to his flexibility and going the extra mile on last minute requests. We felt confident that he had everything under control. On a completely separate note, Chris providing the up lighting was super convenient and was such an easy, low maintenance decision. Easy to overlook, but it’s all about making the planning process easier! Chris is awesome and he’s great at what he does, period.
Chris was amazing to work with. His organization and skills were extremely helpful especially when planning so many music details. His planning website was absolutely impressive and he was able to guide us through our selections and choices.During our reception we had a few hiccups with our timeline, Chris was so supportive and helpful. Our guests love his music choices and we were really happy with his service.
Chris was great. His client website helped us add songs we wanted, but he really helped walk us through what we wanted the event to look and sound like. The dance floor was busy all night long and Chris made sure the party didn't stop until the very end! He helped make our wedding an event that we will never forget and neither will our guests. Thanks Chris!!
Chris was great and easy to work with, as well as being very responsive. He made the process of selecting songs for our wedding ceremony and reception stress-free. His up-lighting and speaker equipment was excellent quality and the mood of dance floor seemed to change in accordance with the different colored lighting he used.He was very professional and attentive to any requests our guests had throughout the evening. We highly recommend Chris Saraiva to anyone looking for a DJ for their special day and could not have been happier with the job he did.
We're happy to endorse Chris, a true professional who is as creative and thoughtful with music selection as he is organized and well-spoken throughout the entire process. He made sure we were able to enjoy our night, managing the flow from an elegant ceremony before transitioning to a memorable high-energy celebration. We'd hire him again in a heartbeat.
Chris was the DJ for our wedding and we couldn't have made a better choice. He made the whole planning process super easy and kept it all organized for us. All of our guests loved him and kept commenting on how professional and wonderful he was at his job. We also appreciated how he kept us in the loop throughout the night with what was going on with the timeline. Our night was amazing and went on without any issues and we owe that to Chris for keeping it all together for us!!
What do people remember from a wedding? The MUSIC! Chris is extremely professional and did an incredible job providing entertainment at my wedding reception! The dance floor was packed all night! (exactly what I wanted!!) Thank you for making my night so memorable! You rock and I would recommend you over and over again!
If you are planning a wedding and need a DJ hire Chris immediately!! Chris was amazing!! The whole process leading up to the wedding he was so organized and on top of everything that it made life so much easier. When it came to the actual wedding day I was worried about people not dancing but ohhh was I wrong. Chris had people on the dance floor from beginning to end. It was amazing. I cannot recommend Chris enough!! If you need a DJ he is your guy!
Such a professional. Really gets to know the customer and gets a feel for the music they enjoy. He was with us every step of the way throughout the entire process. We have been to 3 other weddings that he has DJ'ed and everyone one of them has been fantastic! Everyone at our wedding was on the dance floor the entire time and we have Chris to thank for that! Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a DJ. So happy we went with Chris as our DJ, no one else would have done a job like he did!
In the year leading up to our wedding, we welcomed the birth of our first child and moved (twice) to two different states. Needless to say planning a wedding at the same time could have been a nightmare, but it wasn't. Working with Chris was EASY and stress free. We would hire him 1000 times over again. He provided the music for both our ceremony and reception and both were perfect. He's friendly, professional, easy to trust and fun to work with! We couldn't recommend him more!!
we love Chris!! he was professional and had everyone dancing from the beginning. Some dj's we met were so cheesy and Chris was truly a class act. He was so organized and made sure he knew what we were really looking for. great job and thanks again!
Chis was the DJ at our wedding this past November. He kept people on the dance floor all night! He listened to our requests, provided his input as needed and was a complete professional. We highly recommend him!
Chris was awesome! The planning process was smooth and he had great recommendations the entire way in terms of song choices and timelines for our night. We have been receiving compliments of what a great DJ he was from a lot of our guests. We chose a non-traditional venue in a restaurant and Chris ran with it. He kept us on time, dealt with any issues that arose and was so kind and professional while doing so. We also were asked by the restaurant venue for his information because they thought he did such a great job. When someone from the industry asks for that information, you know he was good. Thank you so much, Chris!!
Chris dj'd our wedding over Columbus Day weekend 2015 and I have to say - he was the vendor we worried least about. We met with him very early on in the wedding planning process (about 15 months out, he was the second vendor we chose) and at that point we knew basically nothing about wedding planning. (At this point I think I have a PhD in wedding planning but back then I was a freshman.) But fortunately, he did - and at our first meeting he asked us about 1,000 questions - which helped all 3 of us figure out what kind of wedding the 2 of us wanted. Over the next year he kept in touch to make sure we were all still in sync - and we always felt very confident that he would kill it on the big day. To be totally honest, I don't think I could remember one individual song that he played - the day itself is blurry about details. But one thing I do remember is that at one point in the middle of the reception I was getting hot in my suit and wanted to go outside to cool off, but it was a good song, so I was like, "Well, I'll wait a song." But then the next song was great. And the next. I never did get that cool-down break. As we've talked to our friends, each and every one has commented (unprovoked) that they have never been to a wedding with such good music (and we are talking about people who have been to 20 wedding over the past 3 years.) Every song was awesome and even as they spanned genres and decades, they all flowed, kept the party going and got everyone on the floor and having fun. One of my favorite parts of looking at the pictures so far has been to realize how packed the dance floor was and how everyone was hot, sweat, smiling and grooving. He also did a great job at the emceeing stuff (introducing the wedding party, the toasts, etc) and the uplighting looked AWESOME. The venue went from glamorous mansion (during the cake cutting) to nightclub with the flick of a switch - exactly what we had requested. FOUR THUMBS UP FROM NYC!
7/18/2015 Wedding Chris is very professional and very talented!! We did not have to worry about the timeline, he handled it all!! We were able to have an amazing time without any of the worries. Everyone was on the dance floor all night long! I still have my wedding guests talk about how much fun our reception was and that we had the BEST DJ !! We had the lighting as part of our package, this is a must! My reception venue was breathtaking with all the lighting, it sets the mood and my reception was soft and romantic.. just like I wanted. Thank you Chris for being a part of our wedding and for helping us create such wonderful and fun memories.
Chris is the absolute best! My husband and I clicked with Chris and Nelly immediately and we knew we made the right choice for our wedding! Chris, you are a kind, fun, and intelligent professional who loves what he does and it really shows in your work. We couldn't be more pleased choosing you to be apart of our special day. You're punctual, organized and go above and beyond. If you want your wedding to rock and your guests to keep talking about it weeks later, hire Chris Saraiva!!
Best DJ around!!Reviewed on 10/02/2015 kelly m
I usually don't write reviews but I felt compelled to write this one. Chris was the DJ for our wedding at the end of August and I could not have been happier with his services!! I knew he would be perfect from the first consult. He is organized, easy to work with and fun!! By far the easiest wedding vendor to work with. He even gave me some great tips for our wedding time-line when I was unsure of what to do (he clearly has more experience with weddings that I ever did). I am still getting rave reviews from our wedding, everyone loved the music and kept asking me who our fun DJ was!! Chris understood our vision and made it come to life!! A good DJ really does make the party and I so happy that we went with Chris!
We got married at Belle Mer on 9-19-15 and it was amazing!! Chris did such a great job, he had everyone dancing!! From our grandparents to our friends everyone was on the dance floor. The lighting he did was also perfect, it looked great with the venue. We are SO happy we chose Chris our DJ!! He really made our wedding special! I would recommend him in a heartbeat.
I am so happy that we booked Chris as our DJ!! he was always a pleasure to speak with, he is truly a professional and I wouldn't hesitate to book him again. The day of my wedding he handled everything as expected, and kept my guests happy by sticking with the mood in the crowd playing the best songs! My family always gets excited when we find out he will be the DJ at a wedding we are going to because we know we will have a great time!
If you read nothing else on this review page, know that Chris Saraiva should be first on your list! Chris moved the reception along perfectly and kept everyone dancing and having an amazing time all night. Choosing vendors for a wedding (and depending on them) can be stressful, but you can absolutely rest assured that Chris will take care of everything on his end. A DJ is so important to the life of a party, and he will far exceed expectations. We can’t thank Chris enough for helping to make our wedding night the most fun night of our lives, and we give him our highest recommendation! Thanks Chris and Nelly!
Kept the dance floor packed all night!Reviewed on 7/06/2015 Tara B
My Dad was a DJ when I was growing up, so not just any DJ would meet his approval. We met Chris and my Dad grilled him with a bunch of questions, and lets just say Chris nailed the job interview. He is such a professional! He has an easy to use online portal that helps the bride and groom select songs. When I was unsure of what I wanted for our ceremony, he gave me amazing suggestions. You get three planning meetings with Chris, in which he discusses every detail and gets to know who you are as a couple. The night of the wedding his exceeded our expectations. He played songs that we requested and also used his creativity to select songs that would appeal to everyone. By doing so, our dance floor was packed the whole entire night. We chose up-lighting in our package, and it transformed our venue in such a beautiful way. The up-lighting boxes he uses are white and small, and they blend right into the backdrop. Other DJs use big, black boxes that are an eye sore. Chris is experienced, classy, fun, and a true professional! Thank you Chris!!
Meet The Owner
What is there really to know about me.... I share my life with the most amazing woman Nelly. Together we raise three children; Madison, Tyler & Alec. I'm an only child and come from a pretty small family but that just makes us all closer. I like to have fun in life, laughing and getting other people to laugh is something I love. Music is my therapy, I feel like there is a song for every event that has taken place in my life. Some people think I'm OCD but I like to call it super organized and clean. :) I'm running out of space here so let's continue this when we meet....