About this Vendor
Classy and Professional DJs. Fun Weddings.
We work with couples who want a stress-free and FUN wedding reception that’ll be talked about for years. You’ll get personalized service from experienced people who love what they do. Click on the tabs above or visit our website to see why we are Chicago’s most highly reviewed Wedding DJ service.
$$ – Affordable
Classical, Country, Dance, Disco, Folk, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Pop, R&B, Rock, African, Arabic, Caribbean, Celtic, Flamenco, Indian, Klezmer, Latin, Mariachi, Persian, Polka, 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!
DJ Dave was fantastic. He was organized, attentive, energetic and kept the music going. My guests all loved him. My husband and I were more than pleased. I highly recommend DJ Dave and Mike Staff Production.
My wife and I had the absolute pleasure of having Jon and Rex from Mike Staff or our DJ and Videography services! They were both absolutely incredible and just so great and easy to work with. With Jon, he was seriously the best DJ we've ever heard at a wedding (and not just being bias because it was ours). As you know, the music was super, super important to us because that's what really helps set the tone for the wedding and even-more so because we had so many genres we wanted to incorporate in to the wedding. Jon not only incorporated every single song we recommended and genre we wanted, but literally kept everyone on the dance floor the entire time! Out of 4 hours of dancing - we think we only left the dance floor for a TOTAL of like 15 minutes. It was incredible and we could not have asked for a better DJ. He was super awesome! We really feel like we got two of the best guys within their respective fields. We are recommending Mike Staff and these two guys in particular to anyone we speak to that's getting married or having a big event! 5 Stars from Katie and Mike!
I can't say enough great things about Mike Staff productions. We used their DJ services for our August wedding, and DJ Erik was absolutely incredible. He kept our guests dancing all night, handled all of the entrances and announcements well, and made sure to communicate clearly with me in the weeks leading up to the wedding. He made the night exactly the way we wanted it, 100% worth the cost.
We had DJ Dwight. There were no major mess-ups, but it could have been a little better. A few minor hiccups (a few awkward silent gaps in music during the reception, forgot garter toss at first and had to be reminded, missed my dad's welcome speech "fan fare" clip, song transitions and 'crowd reading' could use a little improvement) but the ceremony music, entrance and first dance went smoothly. He's a chill guy with a smooth voice and other than the above hiccups took directions well. Tim is great to work with.
I could not be happier with all three services that Mike Staff provided for us on our wedding day! They were great with keeping in touch, answering all of our questions, provided great suggestions, and helped everything go smoothly! We are so happy with how our pictures and video turned it, and our DJ did an amazing job! We highly recommend using Mike Staff!
DJ Randy was SO great! He helped me plan through some small details before the wedding and most importantly he had EVERYONE up and dancing at some point. He was also very fun and kept the party going. Thank you so much!!
If there was one decision that made our lives easy on our wedding day it was hiring Mike staff. We worked with amazing professionals, everybody made our day fun and easy, our DJ (Randy Parker) did a wonderful job and so did our main photographer (Craig Irvine), Craig went above and beyond do get some cool shots which we can't wait to see and Randy had everybody dancing all night. We highly recommend Mike Staff.
Our DJ Joe was a professional. When we first talked I was freaking out some and needed calming down and he did a great job! At the ceremony and reception everything went just as we had discussed! Joe was a huge part of surprising my parents for their 30th wedding anniversary and was able to find some of our less popular but must play songs for our special dances! We had a great night and Joe was a huge part of that!
We used Mike Staff for our wedding and would definitely recommend them. DJ Dave was awesome and played all the music we wanted and kept the party going all night. We had so many people come up to us telling us he was the best DJ they have seen at weddings. So much fun
We bundled DJ, Photography, and Videography using Mike Staff Productions and are so thrilled with our experience! We used Ca'Re Settles as our main photographer, and Ashli Cathey was our second shooter. Ca'Re stayed with me and the girls while we were getting ready and for pre-ceremony photos, including my first look with my dad. Ashli spent the hours before the ceremony with my husband and his groomsmen. Both Ca'Re and Ashli were extremely enthusiastic and engaged with us and our guests throughout the entire wedding day! They even got on the dance floor a few times to celebrate with us! Kyle Zagata was our amazing DJ. From the second he opened up the dance floor to the end of the reception, there were people up and dancing the entire time. He did a great job of reading the vibe of the reception and choosing songs to keep it moving along, and catering to all ages and genres of music. Kyle was very friendly and chatty with our guests, which made it feel like he was a part of our wedding, not just working at it! We only had the videographer for 3 hours, so we did not get to talk to him very much, but our guests told us that he did a great job capturing the cocktail hour while we were off taking pictures on the golf course. We can't wait to see all of the footage that he took that day! The editing team for the videography got back to us very quickly about choosing songs for each part of our footage, and their response to our questions was very quick. We received a sneak peek of our photos (15 photos) thirteen days after the wedding, and we are already in love! We get the rest of our photos on the one month anniversary of our wedding (August 22), and we cannot wait! I cannot rave enough about our positive experience with Mike Staff and the convenience of bundling all services together so that each staff member already knew each other, worked well together, and my husband and I had nothing to worry about the entire wedding day because we trusted them!
Just awesome. Working with Mike Staff is very easy - we loved that they sent us videos of the different DJs who were available for our date so that we could a get a sense of who would match our style and vibe the best. DJ Josh Baker was fantastic. We had a phone conversation the week before to go over the detailed planning form that Mike Staff provided, and after that we knew were in excellent hands. On our wedding day, Josh helped with a bit of the coordination and schedule/timing behind the scenes, which we appreciated, and once the dance floor opened it never really emptied! From a music standpoint, he did a great job of listening to us and our tastes, but also reading the room and knowing what people liked. He was mixing music on the fly, and when he saw that a song didn't have quite the impact he was hoping for, he seamlessly transitioned into another one. He graciously played a few minutes extra for us at the end of the night, and we had many guests raving about what a fun dance floor he created. Thank you DJ Josh Baker!
We could not be more pleased with Mike Staff Productions. Our Photographer (Mark and Mike), Videographer (Nick) and DJ (Bob) were all from the Mike Staff team. All 4 gentleman exceeded every expectation we had. Their work is incredible, they guided us through every step of the way and helped make our day seamless. Going with Mike Staff is a no brainer for all of your wedding needs. You will not be disappointed.
My fiance and I knew the importance of a great DJ. They set the tone of the wedding. We couldn't have been happier! We had DJ Develin. He worked with me to customize my father daughter dance and entrance songs. He was great at reading the room and keeping people on the dance floor. Our dance floor was never empty. He was so professional and fun. We highly recommend DJ Dev.
Kevin was AMAZING!!! We had 18 in our bridal party and that can be overwhelming for anyone but he didn't even miss a beat. Kevin bumped the music and made EVERYONE have a great time. My bridesmaids all basically fell in love with him by the end of the night. 10/10 the best wedding ever. We love you Kevin!!!
We are so happy that we used Mike Staff for our wedding DJ. Evan exceeded our expectations!! We want to plan another party so we can hire Evan to DJ for us. From the 45-minute phone call the week before the wedding, to coordinating events the day of, Evan was OUTSTANDING! We had a few last minute things come up the week before the wedding, but with a simple text it was east to keep Evan in the loop. He was very responsive and made sure our big day went as smooth as possible. We will definitely recommend DJ Evan and Mike Staff to future brides and grooms!
DJ Kyle was amazing!!!! He really took the time to get to know our musical tastes! He played so many awesome songs! The dance floor was packed the entire night! So many of my guests told me that the DJ was awesome and that they wanted his contact information for their up coming events! I highly recommend mike staff productions and especially DJ Kyle!!!
We booked Mike Staff for our ceremony and reception music. We had heard excellent things about Mike Staff but were a little disappointed when our big day came. Our correspondence with MS was great leading up to the wedding. They were great at answer questions and getting back with me promptly. I had talked with our dj Tuesday before our wedding to go over song choices and whatnot. There were some songs I wanted for the ceremony and father daughter dance that he didn't have and asked me to send them to him. I bought the songs off iTunes and emailed them to him that same day. 4 days later the morning of the wedding our dj called ME and said he couldn't get any of the songs to play. Frantic, I had my MoH called him back to try and figure everything out. He said at that point "I found them don't worry we're good"...to make a long story short the cocktail music was not what I had asked for and I had to dance with my dad to a version of a song that I did not pick. I will say the dj did a great job with the rest of the reception we just were a little disappointed with our experience.
As the groom, I was charged with finding us the perfect DJ (and uplighting) for our wedding. I knew coming in that a few of my friends and I were somewhat picky about music choice so it wasn't going to be easy. In particular, I was worried about finding a professional who could find the right balance between keeping the older guests entertained while also strategically playing to our somewhat young crowd (avg age = ~25). After searching far and wide, we finally settled on Mike Staff Productions and never looked back. The video interviews were the perfect way to screen candidates and finding Kyle Zagata was one of the best decisions we made for our big night. From our initial phone conversation to the last song, Kyle was a true pleasure to work with. He was passionate about making everything perfect and was there to help every step of the way. Our dance floor was packed from the first song until they kicked us out at 1am! Our reception venue coordinators confidentially told us afterward that we were were the first ones to actually keep the party rocking until closing time so far this summer! So big thank you to Kyle. I would recommend him and Mike Staff to anyone looking for fun and professional DJ. You won't regret it.
We are so happy we went with Mike Staff Productions for our DJ services! Wes was our DJ for both our ceremony and reception. He was phenomenal! He not only helped our wedding day run smoothly, but also ensured everyone was having fun! We couldn't have asked for a better DJ! Thank you Wes!
I was introduced to Mike Staff Productions when my sister got married, and it was a no brainer that we would also use them when the time came to get married. We hired them for their DJ and photography services - Randy (DJ) and Chad and Mike (photographers). I absolutely loved all of them and it was such a pleasure working with them! We've had Randy for three family weddings now and are never disappointed! Our pictures turned out beautifully and I know that is in large part to Chad and Mark's skills! We had a couple of calls with them before the big day, but didn't really meet face to face until our wedding. Although we had just met, they were all so easy going that we felt comfortable with them right away. They were open to any ideas we had and came with suggestions to our questions. I would recommend all of them to any one looking for photo/DJ services.
Mike Staff was the perfect choice for our DJ services! We had Randy as our DJ and he was so attentive to our guests song needs. He had great suggestions on how to get the party started and kept it going until the night was over! He was incredibly professional and a great MC as well.
We used Mike Staff Productions for our DJ and I would HIGHLY recommend them. More specifically, Michael Kasey was our wedding DJ on Saturday, June 24, 2017 and I just wanted to write to review how AMAZING he was. Our dance floor was full from the second open dancing started until the last song ended. Everyone raved about how fun he was and what a great time they had. I would recommend him and Mike Staff to anyone looking for a fun and easygoing, yet professional DJ. He was AWESOME!!
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