About this Vendor
Realistic Prices + Full Dance Floor + FUN Weddings
Do you want the Best Wedding Reception Ever? Visit our website to see why couples have given us more 5-star reviews than any other Chicago area DJ. Trust our Reputation. Love your Wedding.
$$ – Affordable
African, Arabic, Caribbean, Celtic, Classical, Country, Dance, Disco, Flamenco, Folk, Hip-Hop, Indian, Jazz, Klezmer, Latin, Mariachi, Persian, Polka, Pop, R&B, Rock, World Music
After Party, Rehearsals + Parties, Ceremony, Reception, Wedding
MC Services, Recorded Music, Sound Equipment, Music
I highly recommend Mike Staff Productions! Made our lives so easy :) We got our DJ (DJ Mike), Videographer (Gigi) and Photographers (Diego/Donna) from Mike Staff and all were amazing. Tim took time with us to watch different videos to make sure we picked the entertainment best suited for us. From there they pretty much organized everything! We had touch bases here and there with each of our entertainers but for the most part they pretty much knew what to do! DJ Mike was fantastic! We were really nervous about the music because we feel that the DJ definitely makes or breaks the party. DJ Mike exceeded our expectations. He made sure to mix it up to appeal to different parts of our party and made sure to get everyone on the dance floor. Diego and Donna definitely had a vision for pictures and they turned out great. They really listened to what we wanted and had great energy and professionalism the entire night. The pictures turned out great. And Gigi was just a ball of energy! I felt like she was everywhere!! I'm so happy how everything turned out and I'd highly recommend Mike Staff to help make wedding planning stress free :)
Mike Staff Productions was phenomenal! We took advantage of the bundled service for photography, videography and DJ which made the process far easier given they've all worked together before, and the venue works directly with one company rather than 3. We don't have enough positive things to say about our DJ, John. He was perfect! The dance floor was packed literally the entire night with every generation. We wanted it to transition to a bit more of a clubby vibe, which John was able to do perfectly, but also in a way that incorporated songs that our family friends wanted to dance to. Highly recommend!
We used Eddie for our videographer and Corey for our DJ and we could not have been happier! The video turned out so great and professional. And Corey kept our guests dancing and having fun all night!
Mike Staff is a wonderfully run production that knows what they're doing. In meeting with Mike Staff we were shown video clips of djs based on the type of wedding we wanted, encouraged to listen to how the dj sounded, looked, and their style etc.... We selected Kyle Zagata as our DJ and we could not be more thrilled. He listened to what we were interested in and did his DJ thing to make it great. We had a HUGE dance floor that was packed the entire night. Guests complimented him all night, and we have nothing but praises to sing as well. We also went with video were lucky to be given Daniel as our videographer. It was a last minute decisions and Daniel was on top of everything. Guests also complimented him saying how they can't wait to see the video...."we don't know how, but he was EVERYWHERE". Thank you Mike Staff for connecting us with these 2 great guys, and a HUGE thank you to Kyle Z and Daniel for helping make our day perfect. We appreciate you!
Tim from Mike Staff Productions was a pleasure to work with; however, we were supposed to have DJ Mike for our wedding. I take off points for that, because as I was driving to our rehearsal the night before the wedding, my husband and I received a text for us to call Tim. It was about the fact that our DJ Mike that we had been in contact with (for our songs and plans) had to cancel because he had another job. We were extremely disappointed and annoyed, because we had even been in contact with Mike via email and phone the day before. If he had known he had another job to do why did he not mention that? As you can imagine there was panic there with a DJ canceling. Tim said he would be the replacement, which we liked, because we had enjoyed him at our meetings. However, some of the songs that we would've liked to have heard played weren't, such as Greatest Love Story by Lancho, which I KNOW we emailed DJ Mike about wasn't played. Also, I know we had mentioned that if there was hardly anyone on the dance floor to just turn the song to another one (such as how you do in the car when you are tired of hearing a song or don't like it). That wasn't done either. If we wanted an ipod we could have just used that. Overall, liked Tim, but our experience could have been better.
WE LOVED OUR DJ!!! Evan was so so wonderful to work with and was extremely professional! We enjoyed chatting with him a few days before the wedding and he far exceeded our expectations on the day of! Not only did he pronounce my moms name right (tricky - but shockingly it was his wife's name) but Evan played songs that we didn't even know we wanted to hear! At one point "Shake Ya Tail Feather" came on and my husband looked at me and said "I forgot about this song - I HAVE to go shake my tail feather!!" The dance floor was packed and we had an amazing time!
At first, I was very nervous about booking with Mike Staff Productions for our DJ and photographer. Such a large company with so many reviews and so much to do…there was no way they could make our experience feel intimate and special and individualized. I was happily proved wrong from the get go. My husband and I started off by meeting with Kurt, one of the managers, to go through his suggestions for our vendors. He really got to know us, and it felt like someone running their own small production company – in the best way! Kurt provided us with three recommendations each for DJ and photographer, and choosing between them was probably the hardest part because they were all amazing. We were able to watch a video “interview” with them and either see some of their photos or video footage of them DJing. My husband and I both connected pretty quickly with our eventual choices. We booked 10 months before our wedding, so know that there is a lot of down time between booking and having to do anything with regards to the big day! As our wedding got closer, we received emails and calls from our DJ and photographer so they could get to know us better and get an idea of what we had in mind. Mary and Matt were both wonderful and made us feel so comfortable. We ended up getting a photography package with two photographers and an album (their albums are absolutely gorgeous!), so on the day of the wedding Mary stayed with me and our other photographer, Alex, went with my husband. Their work was amazing and they made the process enjoyable for two people who really don’t like posing for pictures! Mary and Alex continued to work their magic throughout the ceremony and reception. Matt, our DJ, has received rave reviews from every person at our wedding. He kept the party going with music for every generation and from every genre. Mike Staff Productions helped make our wedding a huge success, and I would recommend them to anyone and everyone!
We used Mike Staff for just DJ Services for our northern MI wedding. I have worked with Mike Staff at the venue I work at for my job and I knew once I got engaged that I didn't want to work with anyone else for my DJ! Since we got married in a remote location south of Cheboygan, we only had 1 DJ choice so we didn't go through the DJ quiz process. Our DJ Chris was amazing and the call the week before was very helpful in going through our music options. He had music for our ceremony, cocktail hour and the reception. Our DJ had to text me the day of the wedding that his dry cleaners had misplaced his suit and would I be alright with just a dress shirt and tie - since our wedding was not formal it was a fine request and it was nice of him to ask :) Chris kept everyone dancing all night!
Our DJ Wes E. was absolutely incredible, got the whole crowd dancing with great music and truly inspired mixing, and gave an amazing closing commentary that really moved the crowd. We would absolutely love to work with the Mike Staff Production team again, and to have Wes back for another gig. We highly recommend Wes E. for any future clients. He was so good and had real skills on the turntables!
If you want an amazing DJ for your wedding do yourself a favor and use Mike Staff and request James Kosty. He hands down made our wedding night amazing and words cannot describe how happy we are with his service. Our friends love to dance and that's exactly what they did ALL NIGHT! He was highly professional on top of choosing great music to play all night. He made the reception flow smoothly and made sure everything happened on time. But seriously he was amazing I gave him little to no direction other than the songs for first dance and daughter/father and son/mother dances and he did more than I could've imagined. I am rambling at this point but I just want James to get the credit he deserves! Our guests are still talking about how it was the greatest mix of music they have ever heard at a wedding! Thank you again James and Mike Staff Production you guys are awesome!
Mike Staff Productions = my heros!! We had a bad experience with another DJ that left us in a scramble to find someone to engineer our ceremony and DJ our reception - 2 weeks out from our wedding. Needless to say, this was incredibly stressful! I called Mike Staff and they got us in for an appointment that day. They were incredibly empathetic to our situation and wanted to do anything they could to help us. Thankfully, we got married during a slower time for them, and they had a few DJs available. At our meeting, we were able to watch introduction videos for each of the available DJs and choose the one we wanted to go with. We signed a contract with them that night, choosing Kevin as our DJ. Right on schedule, Kevin called us to go over all of our details. He was at our venue right on time, found our ceremony music and special requests with no problems, was professional and fun, and really kept the party going. My family has commented that even after last call, the dance floor was still packed. Thank you to the Mike Staff team and especially Kevin! We were so nervous after our first DJ experience, and we knew that we were in the best hands with you. You have my highest recommendation!
Easily one of the BEST vendors we worked with. Mike Staff Productions was always quick to respond and very professional. Kyle Z was our DJ and he was the BEST. Our dance floor was ROCKING ALL NIGHT. I will always recommend Mike Staff and Kyle Z for any DJ service!!
Totally recommend Mike Staff for any event. In my case, I hired Wes to DJ my wedding and also hired Daniel as our videographer. The entire team made everything so enjoyable and so easy. We got nothing but great complements from everyone about Wes' DJing and I CANNOT wait to see the video because Daniel was absolutely great to work with. Totally recommend these guys!
Absolutely AMAZING!!! Our friends and family didn't leave the dance floor all night. Jonathan truly made it a memorable night. Everyone was raving about him! HIGHLY RECOMMEND Mike Staff Productions and Jonathan!
If you want a stress-free, smoothly ran, non-stop dance party at your wedding I highly recommend Mike Staff DJs. We had Josh at our wedding in November and couldn't have been happier. He took the time to make sure name pronunciations were correct, played all of our request and kept the party going without having to coax guests on to the dance floor like I see at a lot of weddings. He just played great music and the dancing started organically. He even took the time to give my husband and I advice for the wedding as well as married life in general which was very touching. Would recommend to anyone!
Tremendous experience! For our wedding we chose Mike Staff Productions for their DJ services based on their reputation and they did not disappoint! They were very professional. Everything was communicated well, schedules and details, and prompt replies to questions and emails. The whole process was quite smooth. Most importantly, DJ Mike R was outstanding! His MC skills were on point. And he kept the party going strong all night. All of our guests commented on how much fun they had and that "we throw a good party" and DJ Mike R was a key part of that, nobody was ready to leave the dance floor at the end of the night. He worked closely with us in the pre-event call and during our reception to make sure it was everything we planned/hoped for. DJ Mike R is easy going and very personable. We had many unplanned requests throughout our reception and he was able to go with the flow and keep everything moving along smoothly and on time. Thanks Mike for making our wedding a huge success and an unforgettable night!
We got married on October 14th 2017 and had Patrick as our DJ. Overall he was great the whole night. The dance floor was never empty! One thing that stuck out to us was towards the end of the night he checked in with us to make sure he didn't miss any key songs we wanted to hear, which we thought was nice! We enjoyed the experience that Patrick brought to our wedding!
Flexible. Competent. Energetic. Personable. This is Mike Staff. Choosing a DJ for your wedding can be a stressful and a rather disorienting experience. Especially in the Chicagoland area where it can seem that there are TOO MANY options, you never know what you are going to get. The mystery and stress of choosing a DJ was mounting for me....and then.... We found Mike Staff. After spending weeks researching DJ companies, I decided to give Mike Staff a call, when I spoke with Caleb. Our wedding was out in Elburn, IL, about an hour's drive away from Park Ridge and I was unsure if they would be reasonable or willing to perform at the event because of the distance, or at least charge us hundreds of dollars more. By the way, after speaking with other companies in the Chicagoland area many, if not all companies, would not even perform in the suburbs or surrounding towns. Either that, or the other companies would charge hundreds if not thousands of dollars extra. Ridiculous. After speaking with both Caleb and Tim, my mind was set on Mike Staff to provide the music at our wedding reception. We were given a few options for different DJ's and we decided on CHRISTOPH, who was seriously the best DJ we could have asked for. Not only were they extremely reasonable about the price and understanding of our budget, they even gave us a reduced price for a second set-up out by the ceremony, as to provide microphones and speakers for our musicians. Christoph even provided a microphone for the officiant. About a week before the wedding, Christoph and I had a highly energetic conversation over the phone where we exchanged ideas and thoughts on what the playlist for the reception would consist of. He went over the names of the wedding party so that he would pronounce their names correctly. I could go on. To say in the least, everything was so, so awesome. As The Dude would say, Mike Staff really tied our wedding together. -Alex Clark
We felt that our DJ, Steve, had really great interactions with the guests! He also played the perfect mix of songs that we ourselves would have picked! And we also had many friends and family members comment on how they had never seen so many people out on the dance floor at all times at a wedding! We would definitely choose him again and recommend him to everyone!
Mike Staff Productions made our wedding day in September outstanding because of the DJ they connected with us!! We were lucky enough to work with DJ Steve (The Legend!) and he blew us and our guests away! He played the perfect combination of genres of music and he helped make sure our entrance to the reception was perfect. We can't thank Steve enough!! I've already had soon-to-be brides from our wedding reach out to find out who our DJ was so they can see if he's available. If you want to make sure your wedding reception is an awesome party for all of your guests, this is the company to go with!!
I had heard great things about Mike Staff Productions so when I called and they were booked, I was definitely bummed. Got a call the next day saying they could fit me in. I had no idea how good they actually were though! DJ Richard was absolutely amazing! He catered to my husband and I's every need, making sure we were satisfied and didn't have to worry about anything. I had people coming up to me a week later still talking about how good our dj was and how he made the night so much more entertaining. I would 100% recommend to anyone!
Bob was great!! Very professional and sounded great!!
I wish that I could give my DJ, videographer, and Mike Staff more than five stars! From the beginning, Mike Staff sat down with me and went above and beyond to meet my needs and create a package around my budget. We decided to go with DJ and video through Mike Staff and man did we make the right decision. The DJ was everything that we wanted and more. He was great at making sure all of my guests were on the dance floor all night but he also went above and beyond with communicating with me and my husband to make sure that we were satisfied with everything. We really could not have had such a great night without him. For video, we have not seen the video yet but can say that the videographer was great the day of and the week before. He called and made sure to get ideas about exactly what we wanted before the wedding. On the day of, he worked closely with my photographer to ensure a smooth day. Awesome experience !
Our wedding was last night Nov. 4th at The Pine Knob Mansion in Clarkston. Our guests had nothing but compliments about our music. We had DJ Kyle and he was amazing! For cocktail hour, we asked Kyle to play some Jazz as we are not big fans of the standard "Michael Buble" style of music that you always hear at weddings. For dinner, we wanted to be a little different too. I asked Kyle to play singer/songwriter style of music. He played iron & wine, and my favorite song "Falling in love at a coffee shop" Mike Staff Productions were very accommodating on our music selections. For dancing, Kyle certainly delivered! He had a great mix of standard wedding songs (Shout!, Whitney Houston, etc.) while integrating our '90's and 2000's hits. We are in our 30's and love the throwbacks. Kyle kept the night moving and was friendly, professional and fun. Thanks again to Mike Staff Productions for making our wedding a blast!
Mike Staff Productions and specifically DJ Josh were amazing! I struggled with the decision between a band and a DJ, and then struggled to pick a company (considering there are so many!) Mike Staff was a terrific decision and they made planning so much easier! The staff was helpful each time I called with questions or concerns, and sent out emails (don't worry, not too frequent) to follow up with me and provide some helpful advice while planning the music and DJ services for our wedding day! DJ Josh was the most incredible DJ! I have received compliments from several wedding guests and even my new husband (who is indifferent when it comes to things like this!). Josh was professional, organized, enthusiastic, worked well with my other vendors, and played everything people asked for! We left a lot of it up to him and he picked music that kept our guests dancing! He tailored cocktail hour, dinner, introductions, and specials dances to our exact desires! We are thrilled that we went with Mike Staff Productions and Josh for our DJ services! We would highly recommend them to anyone!
Meet The Owner
Over two decades ago, Mike Staff launched Mike Staff Productions to save weddings from cheesy, over-the-top, embarrass-your-guests type of DJs. Mike and his amazing team are still revolutionizing the wedding industry to this day with award-winning DJ, Photography and Videography services; focused on the bride and groom’s personalized needs and always surpassing expectations in a remarkable way. “Great weddings come with great responsibility. We’re here for you.” – Mike