About this Vendor

Classy and Professional DJs. Fun Weddings.

Do you 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 at Mike Staff Productions. Click on the tabs above or visit our website to see why we are Chicagoland's most highly reviewed Wedding DJ service.

Details

Price Range

$$ – Affordable

Music Genres

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

Wedding Activities

After Party, Rehearsals + Parties, Ceremony, Reception, Wedding

Wedding Categories

MC Services, Recorded Music, Sound Equipment, Music

Awards
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Contact Info

Address
Park Ridge, IL Serving Chicagoland (888) 976-7707
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Reviewed on 5/18/2017 Lauren T

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... Read More 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 :)

2017-05-19T13:27:05 Response from the vendor

Okay, we're not THAT good :) Seriously, though, THANK YOU for taking the time to share your experience with other couples. We love working as a team, looking out for each other and making sure you have the best day possible!


Reviewed on 8/22/2017 Katie F

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... Read More 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!

2017-08-29T09:07:21 Response from the vendor

Thank you for the 5 star review! You made our day, Katie and Mike! What an awesome wedding you had. Jon and Rex loved working with you and we are so happy to hear they made the day easy and stress free for you. (They... Read Less Read More


Reviewed on 8/15/2017 Alyssa M

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... Read More video turned it, and our DJ did an amazing job! We highly recommend using Mike Staff!

2017-08-29T10:31:46 Response from the vendor

DJ: Check! Photo: Check! Video: Check! We are thrilled to hear you loved all 3 of our services! Doesn’t bundling just make your wedding day easy?? We hope you’ll cherish your photos and video for years to come. We loved working with you and are... Read Less Read More


Reviewed on 11/14/2017 Kelly M

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... Read More 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

2017-11-20T08:48:15 Response from the vendor

Alex, THANK YOU!! This is one amazing review and we appreciate it so much. We are 100% passing this feedback along to Christoph & Caleb and Tim! We know it can be such a challenge to find a trust worthy wedding DJ - that's why... Read Less Read More


Reviewed on 11/05/2017 Lauren P

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... Read More 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 !

2017-11-06T14:44:40 Response from the vendor

Where do we begin? THANK YOU! This is such an incredible review and we appreciate every single word. We're so happy to hear you had a great and memorable experience with your wedding DJ and Videographer. We are honored that you chose us to be... Read Less Read More


Reviewed on 11/01/2017 Nicole D

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... Read More 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!

2017-11-02T16:29:09 Response from the vendor

WOW! Consider this a virtual HIGH FIVE because this review is AMAZING! I think DJ Josh is blushing (seriously)! We can't thank you enough for choosing US to be a part of your day. We're also thrilled to hear that you noticed how Josh nailed... Read Less Read More


Reviewed on 11/01/2017 Nat L

Mike Staff productions made our wedding hassle free and so much fun! We got our DJ ( DJ Ryan) from Mike Staff productions and he was amazing! Everything from helping the ceremony musicians to keeping our guests dancing on the dance floor, Ryan helped make our wedding a day we... Read More will never forget! Highly recommend this company and Ryan to anyone planning a wedding!

2017-11-02T16:25:39 Response from the vendor

Thank you so much for this AWESOME 5 star review! DJ Ryan loved working working with you and we're really happy to hear he played such a big roll in making your wedding day a smoooooth operation (especially a packed dance floor!) We wish you... Read Less Read More


Reviewed on 10/31/2017 Katy P

DJ Bob was perfect! My dance floor was packed all night! Music was awesome and Bob was great to work with. The entire Mike Staff team was very accommodating and easy to work with. Highly recommend!

2017-10-31T09:04:11 Response from the vendor

We can't thank you enough for this awesome recommendation! DJ Bob loved working with you and said your wedding was a BLAST! Thanks for choosing Mike Staff Productions -- We wish you the best!


Reviewed on 10/26/2017 Christine B

The team at Mike Staff Productions KNOW weddings. When it was time to select our DJ, they were the only vendor we interviewed and I knew from our first meeting that we were in great hands! They helped us select DJ Bob who was phenomenal and I can’t thank him enough for curating... Read More the perfect soundtrack to our perfect day! From the moment we first spoke with DJ Bob, we knew he was going to be a perfect fit for our eclectic mix of Motown, country and Carolina beach music tastes! And when we asked for Polkas, he knew exactly what to play! Not only did DJ Bob keep our guests dancing all night, he helped ensure our entire reception ran smoothly and on time. He was the consummate emcee and our guests loved him! He even rolled with the punches when our bridal party surprised us with a choreographed flash mob dance to Michael Jackson’s “Beat It”! Thank you, DJ Bob, and Mike Staff Productions for helping to make our special day fun and memorable!

2017-10-26T10:38:02 Response from the vendor

Well, this review ROCKS! Side note -- DJ Bob lucked out being able to attend your wedding! Motown, beach tunes, polka AND surprise flash mob?? Sounds like an awesome party! Sounds like Bob nailed the music and we're thrilled to hear he was a great... Read Less Read More


Reviewed on 10/25/2017 Nicole N

We just had our wedding a few weeks ago on 10/7/2017. To say that our DJ, Josh, was amazing would be an understatement. Not only was his equipment professional, but he and his wife (who helped out) were amazing entertainers. Our dance floor was packed, Josh knew exactly what I... Read More needed with just a look and everything ran so smoothly which can be tough at a 250+ wedding. Would 100% book them again.

2017-10-26T10:33:17 Response from the vendor

When a bride and a wedding DJ can communication with one single look, you know you picked the right person to be a part of your wedding! So glad to hear DJ Josh and his lovely wife were able to rock your wedding. We also... Read Less Read More


Reviewed on 10/24/2017 Erin H

I would highly recommend Mike Staff to be your wedding DJ. From the attention to detail in the phone call before hand to being able to accommodate special requests we had like having our cousins sing in the ceremony and the reception. They made our night great!!! Our dace... Read More floor started off a little slow but once dinner finished and people were getting a little more loose the dace floor was always packed and a lot of fun!!!

2017-10-26T10:30:28 Response from the vendor

Thank you for this great review! Our DJs most definitely enjoy keeping in touch with their couples leading up to the wedding to make sure the music, announcements and those special requests are spot on! We loved working with you and are thrilled to hear... Read Less Read More


Reviewed on 10/22/2017 Emily A

What a great company! DJ Kevin did an incredible job reading the room and kept everyone dancing all night. The style was exactly what we asked for and he found all the songs we wanted. He even changed a song in the middle when I realized I had forgotten to put it on our do not... Read More play list. He was easily available prior to the day of, and said I could text him with any changes. Mike Staff Productions was SO easy to work with, and sent reminders as the day grew closer. Highly recommend Mike Staff and DJ Kevin in particular.

2017-10-26T10:16:31 Response from the vendor

Looks like you choose the perfect DJ for your wedding! It's awesome to hear Kevin was a great fit for your guests and helped to rock your dance floor! That's the thing about professional wedding DJs they know how to seamlessly transition out of one... Read Less Read More


Reviewed on 10/22/2017 Katie S

We hired Mike Staff for both DJ and photography and we couldn't have been happier. We had great feedback from our guests. Mike Staff was easy to work with and made the process of wedding planning less stressful. Would definitely recommend!

2017-10-26T10:14:05 Response from the vendor

THANK YOU! Each and every review means so much to us and we're so happy to hear your wedding planning experience was less stressful thanks to our team! It's what we strive to achieve with all of our couples. It's awesome to hear your family... Read Less Read More


Reviewed on 10/17/2017 Michelle H

Mike Staff did an amazing job for my wedding on 9/30/17. Easy to work with and they gave us a great outline. I had Joe L. as our DJ and he was a perfect fit for our style and musical taste. He was easy to talk with and made us feel comfortable over the phone when we were going... Read More over the day-of timeline. He eased the stress of the day by knowing what to do and when to do it. He played requests and we were able to give a list of songs we wanted heard no matter if people danced or not. I would definitely recommend Mike Staff to any bride looking for a night of fun.

2017-10-26T10:51:20 Response from the vendor

Some of our favorite words from this review are 'easy', 'comfortable' and 'amazing' LOL! Thank you so much for taking the time to write this and give our company 5 stars. Your wedding was great and DJ Joe L. loved working with you. We're so... Read Less Read More


Reviewed on 10/16/2017 Laura D

Our DJ, Kevin, was such a pro! We really appreciated that he took ownership of his role as both DJ and MC. This allowed my husband and I to sit back and enjoy our reception! Not to mention, our dance floor was packed all night long. Huge thanks to Mike Staff.

2017-11-06T14:46:41 Response from the vendor

The fact that you were able to sit back, relax and enjoy your wedding day without any worry -- is why we do what we do. We can't thank you enough for this feedback & the 5 star review. We LOVE hearing you had a... Read Less Read More


Reviewed on 10/14/2017 Brittany B

We booked our photo, video and DJ service with Mike Staff for our wedding on Oct. 6th, 2017 at the Pine Knob Mansion. The company was so amazing from start to finish! The payment plan online with an account was so easy to manage, and all the staff were wonderful! Our... Read More photographer and videographer were great! Melissa, our photographer kept things on time for me and was very vocal to try and keep everyone organized and clear so they knew where they needed to be. She drove us up to the Mansion too, so we could get some beautiful photos up in the gardens there as well. She was terrific! Our videographer Nick was also very kind and amazing and I am excited to see the work in a few weeks. Also I wanted to give a huge shoutout and thank you to our DJ (Kyle Z)! He was absolutely amazing and so kind. He made all my requests come true and had all my guests complimenting him to me. My guests loved the music he played and the tone he set for my wedding. He is a natural speaker and kept everything at my wedding on time and in order. I love the outdoors and asked if he could help me by, setting up for my first dance outside under the pavilion and then moving the party inside afterwards because it was supposed to be cool and rainy for my wedding day. He made that happen for me at such ease and got all the guests outside to watch our dance. He was amazing at picking up our personalities as well as the guest vibe and would choose his music accordingly. I was so lucky to have him as our DJ and would recommend him every single time. We wish you all the best Kyle and thank you for making my wedding day, truly the best day of my life! Lastly., thank you Mike Staff, for your amazing service and we cannot wait to see our photos/ videos :)

2017-10-26T09:07:14 Response from the vendor

Melissa, Nick and Kyle LOVED working with you! They said your wedding at the mansion was beautiful. We love hearing that you jumped in the car with Melissa to get the perfect photos -- we're a full service operation! As for your first dance, ummmm... Read Less Read More


Reviewed on 10/13/2017 Katie M

We could not have asked for a better experience with Mike Staff and our DJ Evan. He kept the dance floor packed all night, played all of our favorite songs, made sure everything went smoothly, and best of all kept us calm and happy! We had a small snafu during dinner service... Read More and Evan handled everything for us. An issue that could have been stressful and a big deal was taken care of by Evan seamlessly. None of the guests even realized the mistake! We highly recommend all of Mike Staff and Evan to anyone looking for a DJ :)

2017-10-26T08:50:54 Response from the vendor

Our favorite part of this review is that DJ kept you calm & happy -- exactly how you should feel on your wedding day! Thank you for this awesome review. As for that snafu, what wedding is flawless? So glad you were able to rely... Read Less Read More


Reviewed on 10/11/2017 Kristy B

Mike staff DJ'd for our wedding on October 7th. Overall the experience was acceptable. He was organized with all the wedding details and helped the reception flow smoothly. However, considering all the stellar reviews on the knot, I was rather disappointed. Our DJ was okay but... Read More wasn't amazing. For example, there were microphone issues during the toasts. That could be an accident, so I will give him a pass on that. However, in addition to the microphone issues though, my biggest disappointment was our first dance. Our DJ skipped over the introduction to the song for our first dance. We had a special choreographed dance sequence for the beginning of the song. We spent a lot of time and money working on having a fun dance, and the DJ skipped over the most important part without warning. We didn't get to perform our dance for that part of the song at all, and that was the biggest regret of the entire wedding. I still can't figure out why he skipped the beginning of the song. Maybe he personally didn't like the beginning of the song? We chose that song specifically because it was fun and goofy. We verified it with him ahead of time too, and he still messed it up. Now we will never get the chance to perform the dance like we wanted to. I know I sound overly critical, but that was the moment I was most looking forward to for the entire wedding and I will never get that moment back. I would not hire Mike Staff DJs again because of that. I gave the review 3 stars because everything else flowed smoothly... but nothing was amazing. The DJ was also really pushy that we do the toasts before dinner, and I wanted to them part way through, as we had talked about beforehand. He basically told me "No, we're doing them before dinner." I've seen many other DJs who were better than this one.

2017-11-07T12:44:52 Response from the vendor

Let us first start by saying how sorry we are for the disappointments you experienced on your wedding day. That is never our intention & every member of our team at Mike Staff Productions always works their hardest to provide quality service to every couple.... Read Less Read More


Reviewed on 10/09/2017 Julia B

We had DJ mike he was SO SO SO GOOD!!! A dj can really make or break your night but he called us a week before and went through everything we wanted. The song I wanted to walk down the aisle too he couldn't get that version so he searched for a similar one and it was perfect!!!... Read More The reception was so much fun he was really great!

2017-10-26T08:47:23 Response from the vendor

We totally agree with you! Having a *professional* wedding DJ is so important, this is why we do what we do! So couples have the opportunity to have an awesome wedding. We are so thrilled to hear you had a great experience with DJ Mike.... Read Less Read More


Reviewed on 10/09/2017 Timothy B

I would recommend our Dj Ryan to anyone!! He was amazing and keep the party alive the whole night. There was a very helpful planning guide which used for specific dances like our first dance and father/daughter. We discussed with Ryan what age groups and types of music we wanted... Read More to hear and he took it from there. I can not say enough good this about Mike Staff and our dj Ryan. All of our guests commented on how great of a job the dj did. It was a great experience and made our night so very memorable.

2017-10-11T16:42:10 Response from the vendor

We know a DJ can make or break a wedding, that's why we got into this business to make sure couples were left as happy as you are! Thank you so much for this great review. Hearing that DJ Ryan helped with your music selection... Read Less Read More


Reviewed on 10/06/2017 Tehva E

You were amazing, with loved both the photographer and our DJ. Both made our wedding day more amazing! Thanks

2017-10-26T08:05:03 Response from the vendor

We think the same about you -- AMAZING! We're thrilled to hear you loved working with your photographer and wedding DJ and even more happy to hear they made your day so special. Thank you for choosing Mike Staff Productions.


Reviewed on 9/26/2017 Lauren H

My husband and I used Mike Staff for our wedding DJ on 8/11/17. We chose DJ Corey and we're very happy we did! Corey set up music for our outdoor ceremony, cocktail hour area, and main reception room. He was very accommodating and kept everyone and everything organized and kept... Read More us on our timeline at our reception! He made sure that he had the exact song and versions we needed to make our day amazing :)

2017-10-02T14:53:53 Response from the vendor

Corey asked me to share that you were a BLAST to work with and to say, "Thank you," for writing such a kind review :) We love reading these, it's second only to actually seeing and experiencing your guests having an awesome time!


Reviewed on 9/25/2017 A. C

We couldn't be happier with choosing Mike Staff Productions! They were great from the start and Dev, our DJ, killed it! We and our guest had a blast, dance floor was never empty and DJ was great at catering to both an American and a Dominican crowd! We really recommend Mike... Read More Staff!

2017-10-11T16:33:52 Response from the vendor

Your wedding sounds like it was quite the party! DJ Dev said he loved working with you and that your guests were incredible. We are so glad Dev was able to make your wedding uniquely you and cater to everyone that attended. This review means... Read Less Read More


Reviewed on 9/25/2017 Mary A

I cannot say enough amazing things about our Mike Staff team. Kat and Mark (photographers), John (videographer), and Zach (DJ) were so wonderful. They understood our vision and timeline, and did everything exactly as we wanted it. I cannot say enough good things about each of... Read More them! Mike Staff in general is equally perfect. They contacted us regularly, they were prompt with their responses, and they obviously employ only the best of the best. Thank you so much!! Mary and Matt

2017-10-11T16:36:12 Response from the vendor

Mary and Matt -- you BOTH are equally perfect! Thank for the extra kind words, this review ROCKS! We love hearing that you had a great experience bundling our services! When you vendors from one company, your vision and timeline comes together smoothly and your... Read Less Read More


Reviewed on 9/22/2017 Alicia C

John and James were absolutely AMAZING! They really captured every moment and made the process memorable. I loved the time each of them took to make sure everything looked perfect. They both were very professional and absolutely hilarious. My husband and I had a blast with these... Read More two guys. Highly recommend! Thank you both so much!

2017-10-11T16:38:09 Response from the vendor

Gotta have some fun on your wedding day, right?! I bet the smiles and laughter looked translated beautifully to your photos. John and James make a great team and we're so happy they rocked your wedding. We cannot thank you enough for this 5 star... Read Less Read More


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Meet The Owner

Mike Staff

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