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 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 :)
My DJ Jon was absolutely amazing! Flawless mics and sound through the entire night. Everything was as requested from us, and the dance floor was filled the entire night. We were blown away by your charisma and professionalism. Thanks for taking care of us. We will remember this day forever.
To say that Mike was an amazing DJ at our wedding would be an understatement. People are still talking about how epic (they are actually using that word) our reception was. I honestly think Mike was the one who made it epic. Everyone is talking about how great the music was and how fun the dancing and partying was! I am 110% confident that whatever you want your reception to be like, Mike can make it happen. The music he played was just spot on and he helped transition the night from cocktail hour, to dinner to dancing just beautifully! I simply cannot recommend or thank him enough.
Pat from Mike Staff was an absolutely excellent DJ! He was great with introductions, the music selection during the cocktail hour and dinner, and incorporated all of the reception dances we wanted! He even helped my dad out when my dad felt nervous about dancing in front of everyone by quickly asking other people to join us on the dance floor for the father-daughter dance. I highly recommend Mike Staff (and Pat)!
Extremely professional and organized vendor. We worked with Seth as our DJ and had an absolutely packed danced floor throughout the entire reception! Thumbs up all around!
Mike Staff and DJ Dan made our wedding perfect! From beginning to end, DJ Dan was organized, professional, and truly the main reason everything went smooth. Our guests of all ages danced until the very end. It was truly the best day of our lives. Thank you Mike Staff and DJ Dan!!
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!
I wish there was more than 5 stars! They were SO easy to do business with! We had DJ Mike and I am so glad we picked him!!! He made the night! The dance floor was full ALL night long! We also had him there for our ceremony music and our officiant was actually late due to traffic, the second she showed up he got her all hooked up with the mic and ready to go so there would be no more delays! I can't rave enough about him and Mike Staff Productions! SOOOOOO amazing! You WILL NOT regret going with them!
Our dj Bob was amazing he kept the reception running smoothly and was excellent!!
Our DJ helped organize the day and was on point with the music selections!
Kevin J. was great! The dance floor was very full, played all the right songs, and did a good job keeping the day going as we were running behind.
We used Mike Staff Productions for our DJ services at our wedding at Germania Place in Chicago just this past weekend. We had Mike Kaleta as our DJ and he did such an amazing job! He helped everything flow smoothly, and kept everyone on the dance floor. We had an absolute blast, and he was such a huge contributor to that! I would recommend him and Mike Staff Productions in a heartbeat. From start to finish we have received great service. My dad even threw a few surprises at the reception, and Mike helped all of that flow extremely well too. Mike was great about checking in with me, my husband, and my dad during the wedding to make sure everything went as we wanted it and that we were happy with all of his music choices. Such a great experience using Mike Staff Productions!
We used Mike Staff for our DJ and videographer. Both of them were excellent to work with, especially our DJ, Kyle. He was SO much fun and played the best music that fit our style. He was also able to go with the flow when our ceremony had to start 45 minutes late and when we couldn't find the garter for the garter toss. We had so many people tell us how much they loved him and how they would hire him for their wedding! For the videographer, Amy, she was very nice and fun to work with. I haven't seen the video yet, but I have high expectations! :)
Had trouble with our DJ. Song requests got mixed up...bride and groom entry swapped with bridal party entry song, do not play list song was played, requested songs not played...cake song was played before we cut the cake (which was at the beginning). We got off schedule. Volume kept creeping up so we would request it to go down, it would get turned down so far people stopped dancing then requested it up again, then gradually it would get up too high again, repeat repeat. Anniversary dance was played too late for some of the older couples. People danced but I think our crowd would of danced regardless. I'm sure they have great DJs, ours just didn't seem to be dialed in.
Our wedding had a few moments that did not exactly go as planned, but our DJ Randy made sure our wedding was still the best night of our lives. He was so flexible and without him, it wouldn't have been the same. Overall, working with the Mike Staff company was super easy and I appreciate their accessibility and organization. We were extremely happy with Randy and everything Mike Staff did for us. Thank you!
Mike Staff is the vendor to use when looking into photography and DJ services. Our DJ, Kyle, did not disappoint. Both our families were on the dance floor all night. He really knows how to survey a room and figure out what songs will really get the crowd up and moving. Our photographer Mary was also amazing! She has such an eye for the best shots and was so pleasant to work with (she even let me use her lipstick all night because I liked the color so much). The best part is, you only have to use ONE vendor!! Keeping track of multiple vendors (each with their own bill to pay) is such a struggle and with Mike Staff, we didn't have to worry about paying multiple people. Everything was so convenient and easy. Randy did a great job explaining each package to us and recommending the perfect DJ and photographer to suit our styles and wants. In my opinion, Mike Staff is the best value for the money!
You know you have an AMAZING DJ when people are saying, “your DJ is AWESOME” while you are still at the reception (before and after all the alcohol kicks in). I am still getting compliments weeks after our wedding about our DJ. The set up in selection for the DJ is a comfortable and easy experience. We gave Bob creative freedom and we had a full dance floor the ENTIRE evening. We have had several couples state that they haven’t been out on the dance floor in over 20 years, but Bob got them up and dancing! Bob announced and kept the evening going flawlessly. We could not have had a better experience! I would recommend to anyone!
This was the most important day of our lives. Sean is the best DJ we could have ever hoped to be a part of our Wedding Day. He was professional, knowledgeable, organized, enthusiastic, genuine and kind. He took the time to listen and make sure everything was exactly as we wanted. He worried about things for us, so that we would not have to. Everything flowed perfectly that evening and he had more than a big part in that happening. We highly recommend Sean. He is an outstanding person as well as a DJ.
We used Mike Staff for our DJ, photography, and videography services. We absolutely LOVED each and every staff member we worked with. We loved bundling the services and being able to work side by side with one vendor. Kevin J was our DJ. He was AMAZING. He kept the party going and everyone said how much fun they had. I don't think we had an empty dance floor the entire 6 hours of the reception. He was also very conscience of us (bride and groom) and what we wanted done and not done throughout the night. Craig was our photographer and he was also a blast. If you need someone to keep everyone in check, he's your man. He was really good with keeping us on task and capturing a lot of candid photos throughout the night. Our Videography team was led by Rocky with Steve. They were also super fun to work with. They helped capture all the important moments throughout the day and it didn't even feel like they were there! We were very happy with Mike Staff as a whole, and would definitely recommend them to any one asking! Thanks!!
Dave L was a great DJ and did a wonderful job as the MC of our night! Everything was perfect!
Corey did a fantastic job of playing all the songs that we had on our list along with some amazing other surprises. Everyone kept talking about how great the music was and the dance floor was packed all night. Thank you Corey for making the wedding that much more fun!!
Planning a wedding within a 6 month span was intimidating. After all, it's not something you do every day. Mike Staff not only did a fantastic job keeping the party going with their DJ and capturing the moment with their photography/videography package, they essentially acted as day of wedding coordinators. Anything that was within their power to make the day run smoother for us, they did. From finding our "toasters" and getting their mics set up, managing the time line so my husband and I could just be in the moment, or in the days before keeping communication wide open (all three individuals I worked with actually told us to call or text them anytime I had an idea, and they lived up to this!); they owned every bit of it and you could tell they loved their careers. So thankful to have discovered them, and would highly recommend them to anyone else!
Our first choice and only choice! They were so accommodating with us as we had multiple wedding date changes and a photographer change. We loved Jimi Siffin from the moment we met him. Third time was the charm and we were able to snag him for our DJ service. I was crazy micro-manager bride who pretty much compiled the entire wedding playlist. Jimi followed through while still doing his own thing and didn't disappoint! He was very responsive and patient and had our guests and the little ones dancing up a storm! We're so happy he was able to DJ our wedding and did an incredible job. Highly recommended!!
If you go through Mike Staff Productions, you know you'll get quality. Even knowing that, I couldn't have been happier or more impressed with our DJ, Dave L. He was super nice, and knew exactly what to play to keep the party going (the dance floor was occupied, the ENTIRE time). He was accommodating of our non-traditional song choices, and even let us edit some songs so they'd hit at the exact right moments during our ceremony and reception. I couldn't possibly say enough about him! Great job! Thank you so much!
Steve was our DJ and everything we planned went perfectly. It's the little things that you notice. Our grand entrance selection was played just at the right moment as we entered the room. We were not specific on the particular selections of music during dinner, but the piano pieces made us smile, and were played at the perfect volume. His voice was smooth, and easy to understand. He played everything we asked for, and the anniversary dance was a big hit with our friends - most of whom had been married well over 10 years, so it was a long dance! Even though many of our friends ended up sitting and talking most of the evening, they all commented that the music selections were great and added to the ambiance. Thank you for helping make our night so magical!
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