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 :)
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 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!
Mike Staff Productions is amazing!!! We used their DJ services and uplighting for our wedding at the Sheraton in Ann Arbor on April 7th and couldn't be happier with the results. From the moment you walk into their offices they have you at ease about everything. Everyone we encountered there was so personable and helpful. They let you watch videos of the DJ's who are available on your date to pick someone who matches your style. We went with James as our DJ, who right from the start we knew was going to be the perfect fit. The moment our bridal party arrived at the reception venue he came out to greet us and ask if he could get us anything. He immediately returned with our requested 14 beers to keep the party going while we waited the 10 minutes to make our grand entrance. He did a wonderful job announcing everyone and had every detail just right. During dinner he came up to the head table to ask if we needed anything and had drinks sent over again right away. He kept the party flowing and had the dance floor hopping all night. We had an awesome night and we owe a big part of that to our DJ James who had us feeling very at ease. We never even had to question for a moment if people were having a good time. Our guests have raved to us about what a great party it was and how wonderful the music was. Everything just ran so smoothlt. He transitioned nicely between our varied tastes in music during different parts of the evening. James was so easygoing and even squeezed in a super last minute request from the maid of honor. We never even had to think about any of the small details once we arrived because he had it all covered. All we and our guests had to do was have a great time. We appreciate everything that James did and how he helped to create a night we will will never forget. The uplighting they provided was also wonderful and transformed the ballroom exactly as we envisioned it. We had said that the color we wanted was purple and that we wanted the whole room to look painted in it at our initial meeting and then never had to give it a second thought. They took care of everything when they got there and had it matched up with the rest of the decor perfectly. I can't stress enough how easy it was to work with Mike Staff in general and James specifically. They ask questions once and really listen to what you want and envision for your day. They took care of so many details that I never even had to give a second thought to during the entire day or the planning process for that matter. We are so happy with their services and absolutely recommend them to anyone and everyone! I am sure that they have the perfect people to help you on your special day. They certainly took care of us!
My husband and I were beyond impressed with Tim and Jon! Tim helped guide us during the entire process! When our wedding arrived, Jon helped us out so much! Something was wrong with one of the mics at our venue and Jon came to the rescue! He was a wonderful MC and was so attentive to our guests preference for music! Our dance floor was so full of people dancing the entire night! All of our guests loved Jon!
The DJ for our ceremony and reception was wonderful! We couldn't have been happier with how he helped make our day perfect!
We booked Mike Staff for our wedding DJ and Videography, and we couldn't have been happier! They make the process so easy from the beginning - they are clearly pros at this and it shows. Kevin was our DJ and did a fantastic job - he really ran the reception and kept everything flowing well. Our friends and family LOVED the music and had a great time! Milan was our Videographer and equally amazing; we barely noticed her the entire day - the sign of a great videographer! Our video turned out beautiful - she got all of the best shots and moments of the day. If you are looking for vendors for your wedding day, look no further than Mike Staff!
Mike Staff was fabulous to work with! We used them for our DJ and video! Dj Randy was the absolute best, he understood my husbands crazy music trends and no one ever left the dance floor! Would recommend them in a heart beat! Thanks Mike Staff!
We used Mike Staff for our DJ and our videographer, and loved them both. I was in another wedding with them, and they were amazing - that, along with their policy of providing reduced rates when combining services, made them our only choice. We met with them in Troy - they went over everything, provided a TON of info, showed us sample videos and a meet & greet video for our DJ, and reviewed pricing with NO pressure, all in a short 30-40 min meeting. Unfortunately, they don't have a photographer in Northern Michigan near our wedding, but we still combined DJ/video and found an AH-mazing photographer anyway. Our DJ, Al, was a complete professional and the nicest possible guy. We received a three-page sheet with all possible songs needed right after booking. We had months and months to think about them, and the week of the wedding, Al called us to go over every selection. He offered advice, listened to every preference we had, double-checked pronunciations and details, and followed up by email and text in about 12 hours. Even with our ceremony and reception in two different spots, he was ON TOP of everything and made it look easy. The videographer, Isaac, was totally amiable, super helpful, eased our anxiety, and best of all, melted into the background when needed. He made suggestions, tweaked details when needed (especially during prep stuff and pictures), and the rest of the night was basically invisible! We can't wait to see all the footage he got, especially since he stayed over a bit to get more. We've submitted all our songs (with alternates) and can't wait to get our videos back.
We have been so excited to write this review. We used Kyle for our DJ and he did not disappoint. Kyle has such an awesome personality and engery. He's incredibly sweet and really knows how to read the crowd. We mixed a song for the father-daughter dance and I did a little rap and he was able to incorporate those beautifully. Kyle was all smiles all night too and made the night run so smoothly, which was awesome. I never thought of the importance of this until that night but he was also great at working with all the other vendors throughout the night. He made sure everyone was on the same page which really kept things smooth. We also got married in Frankenmuth during Snowmagedon so I was afraid vendors would cancel or at least be late. But not Kyle; he was even there early. Our wedding planner was so impressed. She told us she's never gotten to a wedding after the DJ. During our pre-wedding call I told him how we love 90's pop and early 2000's hip hop. We laughed about being the same age and still being in love with those songs. During our reception Kyle did an AWESOME mashup of party in the USA and when she said "and the Brittany song was on" he faded in "oh baby baby" by Brittany Spears which then faded into Spice Girls which then faded into Backstreet Boys. At that moment I realized there is no other DJ like Kyle. Everyone after the wedding raved about him, saying things like "that was the best DJ we've ever had at a wedding". HUGE thank you to Kyle, we so loved having you as our DJ. We highly recommend him!!
We went with Mike Staff Productions because they DJ'ed my sister's wedding and she was very happy with them. Our initial meeting went very well, we enjoyed the fact that we could watch videos of different DJs and pick one that fit us the best. We also liked the fact that you could make payments online all the way up until 30-days before the wedding so there wasn't a large balance due all at once. We ended up being disappointed in our DJ Mike. At 11:30 Mike cut off the music in the MIDDLE of a song rather than waiting another minute to let the song finish. We found that extremely rude and unprofessional (and so did our guests). If Mike was so concerned about timing I don't think he should have started a song knowing he was going to turn it off right in the middle. It was embarrassing to myself and my husband. My sister (the Matron of Honor) requested my parents wedding song and Mike made a comment to her stating she was going to "clear his dance floor" with a song like that. I think Mike Staff Productions is a very professional company but I would recommend NOT choosing Mike as your DJ.
KURT IS THE BEST! I highly recommend Mike Staff and Kurt!! They were professional from start to finish (which I didn't find when I first interviewed DJs) and added a great energy to our reception. Kurt did a fantastic job and listened to all my questions and requests throughout the planning process. He kept the party going throughout the night and I had numerous guests compliment us on his energy and song choices! It was a fantastic night and we danced all night! They're the best!!
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!
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