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Chad Dowling Productions

Portland , OR

LOCATION

PO Box 33551
Portland, OR US 97292 (map)

PHONE

503-320-0895

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

YOUR WEDDING – Class and Elegance
But, HEY! Let’s have some fun as well!

Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your lives and the beginning of a new life... Read more
YOUR WEDDING – Class and Elegance
But, HEY! Let’s have some fun as well!

Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your lives and the beginning of a new life together. Chad Dowling Productions wants to make sure it is a perfect day and goes exactly as you wish. This is our specialty! Every wedding is different, but after over 25 years of weddings, we are prepared to help with whatever you wish for! If you are looking for formal or for absolute party we’ve got what you need.
No Hidden Costs
There are no hidden costs for add on items, Our packages are straight forward and to the point, because they were built for you! We hope it is refreshing dealing with a DJ that does not dive into telling you what they are going to do! We are going to spend a great deal of time listening to your ideas, opinions, and helping you to select what will make the day perfect for you!

When you reserve Chad Dowling Productions for your wedding day, you are guaranteed to get me, Chad Dowling as your DJ, in a tuxedo. I specialize in personalized service. I work with you on the important musical details of your wedding. I'm not only the DJ, but I'm also the Master of Ceremonies. I handle all your announcements, from the introduction of the bride and groom, the bridal party, the first dance and more! I make sure you and your guests are well informed of the events to come. Consultations and wedding planning worksheets are free. Looking for even more FUN to add to your Reception?

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This is your moment. Plan your day featuring DJ entertainment that makes a difference.

I am more than just a DJ. I am a wedding entertainer. Call or Email me to learn more. 503 320 0895 Read less
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INFO FOR DJ

What music genres are in your collection?
50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, Acoustic, Big Band, Classic Rock, Classical, Country, Dance, Funk, Hip Hop, Jazz, Motown, Oldies, Pop, Punk Rock, R&B, Rock, Soul, Strings, Swing, World
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Describe your DJ style:
Music Styles are always well known, popular picks from all eras, genres and styles – customized, of course, to your liking.
Is there a limit to the amount of music that can be requested?
Average amount of songs to be played per hour is 15 to 20. For a typical 5 hour event - 75 to 100 songs.
What is your usual attire?
Formal attire - Tuxedo, suit, all black. This is a special occasion & we definitely like to look our best.
If you do not have one of the songs pre-requested by the client, do you require that they provide it?
If we do not have one of the songs pre-requested by the client and cannot find it any where, we would definitely ask the client to provide if they happen to have it available. Thumb Drive is best!
How many other DJs do you work with?
I work with 10 other DJ's. It's nice to have access to many different kinds of talent and expertise. We all vary in our experience and what we specialize in. Such as specialty music like Salsa, Swing, Country, Club style and even as Master of Ceremonies. We encourage you to sit down and meet your DJ and make sure they are the one that will work best for your event.
What is the minimum amount of time you will DJ for?
We offer a 5 Hour package. Your time starts when the guests first arrive. Seating of the guests for the ceremony. We provide music and microphones for the Ceremony. Upbeat festive tunes for Cocktail Hour & soft background music for Dinner. All of your traditional event events tastefully announced by your Master of Ceremonies, then it's off to the Dance floor for the Party. More time can always be added on. We are here to give you the absolute best party ever.
Is the client able to meet the DJ before booking?
Absolutely! We encourage you to meet with the DJ/MC and make sure we are a perfect fit for your Party.
Can the client submit a do-not-play list?
Yes you may submit a Do Not Play List as well as a Must Play List. We allow you to customize your own playlist via our online music library.
Do you bring your own equipment?
We bring all of our own equipment. We do not require any from the client or the venue. All of our sound & lighting is high grade professional equipment.
What (if any) special equipment, such as disco balls or lighting, is offered with your service?
We always bring dance floor lighting for every event. Bubbles, Fog, Snow machines, confetti cannons are all available for an additional amount. We also have Special lighting such as Ambient UPLIGHTS and monogram projectors. Perfect way to transform your ballroom or venue with your favorite colors and decor. Build the perfect atmosphere & mood for your event.
How much time do you usually need to set up? Do you require that the site or client provide a table for you to set up on?
We like to be at our events at least 2 hours prior to start. The venue just needs to have power available on two separate circuits and a 6ft table with linen for each location we set up at.
Do you have any extra space requirements?
Space requirements just depend on what equipment we are bringing for the party. Our equipment for the most part is compact and can easily be assembled and placed even in the smallest of locations. We can give you a better idea once we sit down and look at a floor plan or make a special visit to the venue.
Do you have a sign or banner that you use at events?
We do not bring any signage to the event site. This is your party. Not a Bridal show. We are here for you.
Do you usually emcee the event or talk between songs?
We do Emcee your Wedding and provide guests with information on the events and activities to come. It helps direct the flow of the event. We do so in a tasteful formal way that is pleasing. Please let us know how much speaking you would like us to do. During the party, we can like to encourage guests to dance and enjoy themselves. We never try to take over the spotlight. This is the bride and groom's special day. We are just hear to enhance it.
How would you motivate the crowd if no one is dancing?
We have a variety of icebreakers and specialty dances we can do to help encourage guests out to the dance floor in a "non-cheesy" way. These ideas and options are always discussed first with you.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
We usually take our breaks during the dinner for a brief moment. With our highly advanced DJ consoles we can now use the power of "auto-play" if needed. It's always nice to have a meal provided. Great to get refueled and ready to party for when the dancing starts. We are always ready with some snacks of our own just in case food is not available for us or any of the vendors.
What is your backup plan in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
I have the pleasure and honor to work with many very talented entertainers in our local area and can easily find a replacement if I became unavailable. We always alert the client and let them know the situation. If time allows I would definitely set up a meeting for the them to meet and talk details.
Do you book yourself for more than one event in a day?
I as a professional entertainer only allow myself to do one event per day. This way I can totally be rested and focus on your event to bring you the very best of Chad Dowling Productions.
What is your overtime rate?
Additional time over the 5 hours is $150 per hour. It can be split up in half hour increments as well. We will never just pack up and leave. We will always talk to the client about additional time they may need. We want their event to be the best it can be.
Do you charge for travel expenses? If yes, how much do you charge?
We do charge for travel. Travel is determined depending on location and if we need to have an overnight stay. Hotel would be provided by client.
What is the required deposit to secure your services?
$400 non-refundable deposit which is applied toward the balance and a signed agreement reserves the date.

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Heather
Wedding:
9/14/2014
5.0/5.0
Chad Dowling provided music for our outdoor wedding ceremony, cocktail hour and reception! We were able to chose the songs we wanted for every special moment that day. We met with him a couple times prior to the wedding and let him know the type of music we like and the songs we didn't care for. On our wedding day he took our requests and feedback about music choices and played the best songs. The reception was so fun, no one could help but dance since the music just made you want to move. Chad also was our MC and helped keep the reception organized by announcing special dances, cake cutting, toasts, etc. I highly recommend Chad Dowling Productions for your next wedding, party or other event. Best DJ in the Portland/ Vancouver area.
Chad Dowling provided music for our outdoor wedding ceremony, cocktail hour and reception! We were able to chose the songs Read more...
Chad Dowling provided music for our outdoor wedding ceremony, cocktail hour and reception! We were able to chose the songs we wanted for every special moment that day. We met with him a couple times prior to the wedding and let him know the type of music we like and the songs we didn't care for. On our wedding day he took our requests and feedback about music choices and played the best songs. The reception was so fun, no one could help but dance since the music just made you want to move. Chad also was our MC and helped keep the reception organized by announcing special dances, cake cutting, toasts, etc. I highly recommend Chad Dowling Productions for your next wedding, party or other event. Best DJ in the Portland/ Vancouver area. Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
8/9/2014
5.0/5.0
Upon meeting Chad my husband was dead set on Chad being the first vendor we officially booked for our weeding. We also utilized Chad's photo booth, which was awesome! The guests had a great time taking photos and dancing it out. We highly recommend Chad for your wedding or event!
Upon meeting Chad my husband was dead set on Chad being the first vendor we officially booked for our weeding. We also Read more...
Upon meeting Chad my husband was dead set on Chad being the first vendor we officially booked for our weeding. We also utilized Chad's photo booth, which was awesome! The guests had a great time taking photos and dancing it out. We highly recommend Chad for your wedding or event! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Chad Dowling does it all! We hired Chad to be our DJ at our wedding, and also to provide the ceremony/cocktail hour music, act as MC throughout the nights festivities, and even provide a photo booth which was a huge hit. Everything Chad handled for us went incredibly. He is a professional, charismatic, funny and talented DJ that commanded the attention and excitement of all of our guests. There was never a down moment, which kept the flow of the day and interest of our guests the entire time. We highly recommend Chad Dowling Productions for anyones upcoming wedding day.
Chad Dowling does it all! We hired Chad to be our DJ at our wedding, and also to provide the ceremony/cocktail hour music, Read more...
Chad Dowling does it all! We hired Chad to be our DJ at our wedding, and also to provide the ceremony/cocktail hour music, act as MC throughout the nights festivities, and even provide a photo booth which was a huge hit. Everything Chad handled for us went incredibly. He is a professional, charismatic, funny and talented DJ that commanded the attention and excitement of all of our guests. There was never a down moment, which kept the flow of the day and interest of our guests the entire time. We highly recommend Chad Dowling Productions for anyones upcoming wedding day. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ, Rentals & Photobooths
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Corinne
Wedding:
8/2/2014
5.0/5.0
Chad was amazing to work with! He was fun, energetic, professional, and knew how to make our wedding run smoothly. Chad was able to guide us along throughout the reception, and kept everything on track. After attending other weddings, I appreciate Chad more and more. He was not only an amazing DJ, but a great M.C. I could not be any happier with Chad's service and skill!
Chad was amazing to work with! He was fun, energetic, professional, and knew how to make our wedding run smoothly. Chad Read more...
Chad was amazing to work with! He was fun, energetic, professional, and knew how to make our wedding run smoothly. Chad was able to guide us along throughout the reception, and kept everything on track. After attending other weddings, I appreciate Chad more and more. He was not only an amazing DJ, but a great M.C. I could not be any happier with Chad's service and skill! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ
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Erika
Wedding:
5/23/2014
5.0/5.0
Hire Chad if you want to have a great time! He is such a blast to be around! I can't stop laughing when I'm around him. He made the stressful times so much fun. This guy has so much energy it's no wonder he's a great DJ. We forgot to tell him what song we wanted walking down the 'aisle' (mostly because we were slacking a little and never made a decision) so he played a song that was EXACTLY us! Our wedding planner said he had a surprise for our song and I completely trusted him. The choices and suggestions he made were always spot on. Because of this, I trusted any musical decision he made. We also rented the photo booth from him. Everyone loved it! We had kids at our wedding and they couldn't get enough...okay, let's get real, the adults couldn't contain themselves either. He is so cool. He is a perfect mix of MC and DJ. He is the best!!!!
Hire Chad if you want to have a great time! He is such a blast to be around! I can't stop laughing when I'm around him. He Read more...
Hire Chad if you want to have a great time! He is such a blast to be around! I can't stop laughing when I'm around him. He made the stressful times so much fun. This guy has so much energy it's no wonder he's a great DJ. We forgot to tell him what song we wanted walking down the 'aisle' (mostly because we were slacking a little and never made a decision) so he played a song that was EXACTLY us! Our wedding planner said he had a surprise for our song and I completely trusted him. The choices and suggestions he made were always spot on. Because of this, I trusted any musical decision he made. We also rented the photo booth from him. Everyone loved it! We had kids at our wedding and they couldn't get enough...okay, let's get real, the adults couldn't contain themselves either. He is so cool. He is a perfect mix of MC and DJ. He is the best!!!! Read less
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Alondra
Wedding:
12/21/2013
5.0/5.0
Chad was so great to work with! He has a wonderful personality that wins you over right away! Since he had gotten recently married himself he had great pointers and totally understood where you were coming from. He made also it easy by having other services available---such as the photo booth. Our guests loved the photo booth and commented how friendly the guy running it was. The music was great and our guests had an awesome time! =)
Chad was so great to work with! He has a wonderful personality that wins you over right away! Since he had gotten recently Read more...
Chad was so great to work with! He has a wonderful personality that wins you over right away! Since he had gotten recently married himself he had great pointers and totally understood where you were coming from. He made also it easy by having other services available---such as the photo booth. Our guests loved the photo booth and commented how friendly the guy running it was. The music was great and our guests had an awesome time! =) Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Chad was very mature, prompt, and flexible to work with. He DJ'd at our wedding, and took a lot of stress off of my wife and I by taking care of all the music. 5/5 would recommend. Such service, much wow.
Chad was very mature, prompt, and flexible to work with. He DJ'd at our wedding, and took a lot of stress off of my wife Read more...
Chad was very mature, prompt, and flexible to work with. He DJ'd at our wedding, and took a lot of stress off of my wife and I by taking care of all the music. 5/5 would recommend. Such service, much wow. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Chad is an expert at getting people on the dance floor and providing top-notch entertainment. Our friends are still talking about our "amazing DJ," and we're still replying, "That was Chad. He's so awesome."
Chad is an expert at getting people on the dance floor and providing top-notch entertainment. Our friends are still Read more...
Chad is an expert at getting people on the dance floor and providing top-notch entertainment. Our friends are still talking about our "amazing DJ," and we're still replying, "That was Chad. He's so awesome." Read less
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Courtney
Wedding:
9/21/2013
5.0/5.0
Chad did an incredible job at our wedding. He was able to seamlessly incorporate our eclectic musical tastes with traditional wedding songs, while maintaining the atmosphere for the wedding we wanted. He perfectly managed requests, created 15 second intro clips for our bridal party, and knew exactly when to be vocal (shout-outs for specific songs, gathering people for group photos) and non-vocal (letting the music dictate the celebration). We could not have had the perfect wedding without Chad’s help and we hands-down recommend Chad for any wedding.
Chad did an incredible job at our wedding. He was able to seamlessly incorporate our eclectic musical tastes with Read more...
Chad did an incredible job at our wedding. He was able to seamlessly incorporate our eclectic musical tastes with traditional wedding songs, while maintaining the atmosphere for the wedding we wanted. He perfectly managed requests, created 15 second intro clips for our bridal party, and knew exactly when to be vocal (shout-outs for specific songs, gathering people for group photos) and non-vocal (letting the music dictate the celebration). We could not have had the perfect wedding without Chad’s help and we hands-down recommend Chad for any wedding. Read less
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Greg
Wedding:
9/7/2013
5.0/5.0
Reading through the previous reviews it should be absolutely no question that you should hire Chad for your wedding...My wife and I were married 2 weeks ago in Oregon and Chad is an absolute professional when it comes to his job.
We live in Southern California and definitely had our 'stresses' leading up to the event...but having Chad in charge of the music was one we did not.
We cannot stress enough how much the music of your wedding ties it all together and keeps the flow of the whole thing moving.
We had Chad do our ceremony as well as our reception and absolutely everything was on point...we had some specific music we wanted played both at the ceremony and reception and Chad, without a doubt, nailed it. It was really nice to sit at the reception and hear our music requested being played in the background.
These reviews are written by people that have 'lived' the event and clearly Chad is very good at what he does. We urge you to not mess around when it comes to the 'soundtrack' of your wedding and let Chad take the reigns.
We are both so pleased that we chose Chad Dowling to be our DJ.
If we are to ever have any other event that requires a DJ or friends in the North West that are getting married, Chad will be the first person we call.
Reading through the previous reviews it should be absolutely no question that you should hire Chad for your wedding...My Read more...
Reading through the previous reviews it should be absolutely no question that you should hire Chad for your wedding...My wife and I were married 2 weeks ago in Oregon and Chad is an absolute professional when it comes to his job.
We live in Southern California and definitely had our 'stresses' leading up to the event...but having Chad in charge of the music was one we did not.
We cannot stress enough how much the music of your wedding ties it all together and keeps the flow of the whole thing moving.
We had Chad do our ceremony as well as our reception and absolutely everything was on point...we had some specific music we wanted played both at the ceremony and reception and Chad, without a doubt, nailed it. It was really nice to sit at the reception and hear our music requested being played in the background.
These reviews are written by people that have 'lived' the event and clearly Chad is very good at what he does. We urge you to not mess around when it comes to the 'soundtrack' of your wedding and let Chad take the reigns.
We are both so pleased that we chose Chad Dowling to be our DJ.
If we are to ever have any other event that requires a DJ or friends in the North West that are getting married, Chad will be the first person we call. Read less
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Kelly
Wedding:
8/16/2013
5.0/5.0
Chad did an outstanding job at our wedding. As the person who really controls the tempo and timing for the event, he did a great job listening to our worries and working through those issues with us. We would absolutely recommend Chad to anyone. He is friendly, flexible and really wants to do right by the customer.
Chad did an outstanding job at our wedding. As the person who really controls the tempo and timing for the event, he did a Read more...
Chad did an outstanding job at our wedding. As the person who really controls the tempo and timing for the event, he did a great job listening to our worries and working through those issues with us. We would absolutely recommend Chad to anyone. He is friendly, flexible and really wants to do right by the customer. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Chad was a terrific DJ who really got the partygoers out on the dance floor. He was very responsive to our suggestions and really customized our playlist, including playing a special song that a friend had recorded. His website (for offering "must play," "maybe play," and "do not play" requests in advance) was really easy to navigate and helped us find the right mix of songs for our guests.
Chad was a terrific DJ who really got the partygoers out on the dance floor. He was very responsive to our suggestions and Read more...
Chad was a terrific DJ who really got the partygoers out on the dance floor. He was very responsive to our suggestions and really customized our playlist, including playing a special song that a friend had recorded. His website (for offering "must play," "maybe play," and "do not play" requests in advance) was really easy to navigate and helped us find the right mix of songs for our guests. Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Chad was a terrific DJ who really got the partygoers out on the dance floor. He was very responsive to our suggestions and really customized our playlist, including playing a special song that a friend had recorded. His website (for offering "must play," "maybe play," and "do not play" requests in advance) was really easy to navigate and helped us find the right mix of songs for our guests.
Chad was a terrific DJ who really got the partygoers out on the dance floor. He was very responsive to our suggestions and Read more...
Chad was a terrific DJ who really got the partygoers out on the dance floor. He was very responsive to our suggestions and really customized our playlist, including playing a special song that a friend had recorded. His website (for offering "must play," "maybe play," and "do not play" requests in advance) was really easy to navigate and helped us find the right mix of songs for our guests. Read less
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Allie and Matt
Wedding:
8/3/2013
5.0/5.0
Chad is the most wonderful DJ. We spent a little time communicating our ideas from out of town (we live in CA) and had some very specific music requests for the ceremony- he nailed it! A fun surprise was when he played our college fight song during speeches from college friends that beckoned it. He directed our guests from ceremony to reception to buffet lines and cake cutting, flower and garter tosses flawlessly all day long and then got people out on the dance floor, experimenting with current music and even taking some fun requests. When the party timeline was about to end, but the dancing was still going strong, we were given the opportunity to extend the evening and took it! Everything was behind the scenes- our guests could still enjoy the night without any interruption. It was a perfect day and Chad played a huge role in that success. He even sent us off with some Hawaiian tunes (honeymoon spot) as we made our exit. Highly recommend him- he is an experienced professional, but keeps things light and fun.
Chad is the most wonderful DJ. We spent a little time communicating our ideas from out of town (we live in CA) and had Read more...
Chad is the most wonderful DJ. We spent a little time communicating our ideas from out of town (we live in CA) and had some very specific music requests for the ceremony- he nailed it! A fun surprise was when he played our college fight song during speeches from college friends that beckoned it. He directed our guests from ceremony to reception to buffet lines and cake cutting, flower and garter tosses flawlessly all day long and then got people out on the dance floor, experimenting with current music and even taking some fun requests. When the party timeline was about to end, but the dancing was still going strong, we were given the opportunity to extend the evening and took it! Everything was behind the scenes- our guests could still enjoy the night without any interruption. It was a perfect day and Chad played a huge role in that success. He even sent us off with some Hawaiian tunes (honeymoon spot) as we made our exit. Highly recommend him- he is an experienced professional, but keeps things light and fun. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I would definitely recommend DJ Chad to be used at any special event, especially a wedding. We had so many compliments on the music and he had everyone dancing after dinner. He was very professional and made sure everyone was having fun.
I would definitely recommend DJ Chad to be used at any special event, especially a wedding. We had so many compliments on Read more...
I would definitely recommend DJ Chad to be used at any special event, especially a wedding. We had so many compliments on the music and he had everyone dancing after dinner. He was very professional and made sure everyone was having fun. Read less
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Emily
Wedding:
7/20/2013
5.0/5.0
We were very unprepared for many elements leading up to our wedding, including planning music and the orchestration of our event. Thank goodness for Chad! He was prepared for every little element that we hadn't thought of in advance, and he was very flexible on the day-of, including handling a last-minute curve ball with ease! Chad is a wonderful guy, and a true professional. Highly recommended!
We were very unprepared for many elements leading up to our wedding, including planning music and the orchestration of our Read more...
We were very unprepared for many elements leading up to our wedding, including planning music and the orchestration of our event. Thank goodness for Chad! He was prepared for every little element that we hadn't thought of in advance, and he was very flexible on the day-of, including handling a last-minute curve ball with ease! Chad is a wonderful guy, and a true professional. Highly recommended! Read less
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Kaitlin
Wedding:
7/6/2013
5.0/5.0
Chad was excellent! He is instinctually able to sense what the crowd wants and delivers!
Chad was excellent! He is instinctually able to sense what the crowd wants and delivers!
Chad was excellent! He is instinctually able to sense what the crowd wants and delivers! Read less
Services Used: DJ, Lighting & Decor
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Rikki
Wedding:
6/8/2013
5.0/5.0
Hands down one of the best parts of my wedding was the DJ. He kept everything flowing smoothly and kept the guests having a fun time and interacting at the same time.
Hands down one of the best parts of my wedding was the DJ. He kept everything flowing smoothly and kept the guests having Read more...
Hands down one of the best parts of my wedding was the DJ. He kept everything flowing smoothly and kept the guests having a fun time and interacting at the same time. Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Tiffany
Wedding:
11/10/2012
5.0/5.0
If you are looking for an AMAZING DJ definitely go with Chad Dowling! He did a great job and our guests are still raving about how much fun they had at the reception because of him. He played the music we wanted and interacted with the crowd all night. He is very organized and made sure the reception ran smoothly. He was a big help in making our day special!
If you are looking for an AMAZING DJ definitely go with Chad Dowling! He did a great job and our guests are still raving Read more...
If you are looking for an AMAZING DJ definitely go with Chad Dowling! He did a great job and our guests are still raving about how much fun they had at the reception because of him. He played the music we wanted and interacted with the crowd all night. He is very organized and made sure the reception ran smoothly. He was a big help in making our day special! Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Bugit314
Wedding:
9/8/2012
5.0/5.0
Wow!! We were so fortunate to have Chad as our DJ at our wedding!! He is so AMAZING!! Chad was referred to us by a dear friend. The moment we met him, we knew he was the ONE!! We happened to LOVE the same style of music and he was as excited as we were for our wedding. Putting a playlist together with him was so easy and FUN!! All of our music was completely personalized to us. He truly made the night memorable and kept us all dancing our booties off!! Chad is truly talented - he loveees what he does and it really shows. He is a lot of fun and sincerely the nicest person. Hands down. Best. Wedding. Ever!!! Thank you again so much!!!
Wow!! We were so fortunate to have Chad as our DJ at our wedding!! He is so AMAZING!! Chad was referred to us by a dear Read more...
Wow!! We were so fortunate to have Chad as our DJ at our wedding!! He is so AMAZING!! Chad was referred to us by a dear friend. The moment we met him, we knew he was the ONE!! We happened to LOVE the same style of music and he was as excited as we were for our wedding. Putting a playlist together with him was so easy and FUN!! All of our music was completely personalized to us. He truly made the night memorable and kept us all dancing our booties off!! Chad is truly talented - he loveees what he does and it really shows. He is a lot of fun and sincerely the nicest person. Hands down. Best. Wedding. Ever!!! Thank you again so much!!! Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Erin
Wedding:
8/18/2012
5.0/5.0
Chad was our DJ for our wedding on Aug. 18th 2012, and he was AWESOME!
He was very professional and easy to work with. He made our whole day flow so smoothly. He not only played all of the music for the ceremony, reception, and dancing, but he also kept us on schedule by making announcements when needed.
He provides all of his own equipment, and the sound quality is amazing! He was friendly and always prompt to respond when I had any questions through the planning process.
He was reasonably priced as well, which helped with our budget!
I would highly recommend Chad to friends, or anyone looking for an awesome DJ!
Thank you Chad, for making our wedding such a memorable day :)
He has a way of getting everyone on the dance floor, even those who don't usually like to dance. We had so many guests complimenting us on how great our DJ was.
Chad was our DJ for our wedding on Aug. 18th 2012, and he was AWESOME!
He was very professional and easy to work with. Read more...
Chad was our DJ for our wedding on Aug. 18th 2012, and he was AWESOME!
He was very professional and easy to work with. He made our whole day flow so smoothly. He not only played all of the music for the ceremony, reception, and dancing, but he also kept us on schedule by making announcements when needed.
He provides all of his own equipment, and the sound quality is amazing! He was friendly and always prompt to respond when I had any questions through the planning process.
He was reasonably priced as well, which helped with our budget!
I would highly recommend Chad to friends, or anyone looking for an awesome DJ!
Thank you Chad, for making our wedding such a memorable day :)
He has a way of getting everyone on the dance floor, even those who don't usually like to dance. We had so many guests complimenting us on how great our DJ was. Read less
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Robin
Wedding:
8/17/2012
5.0/5.0
Chad was wonderful!!! We are both originally from the Portland area and wanted to get married back home, but live in Reno NV we only met Chad in person 2 times before the wedding but he really made sure he got to know our personalities to make our wedding fun. I had so many people come up to me that night just to tell me that our DJ was great and made our reception a party. Chad is professional and FUN! At the end of the night my new husband said to me I'm kind of bummed we wont get to see Chad anymore I would highly recommend him to anyone, I was stressed out by a lot of things with my wedding worried about the food or centerpieces not one time did I worry about Chad I knew he would do an amazing job and he did I can't thank him enough :)
Chad was wonderful!!! We are both originally from the Portland area and wanted to get married back home, but live in Reno Read more...
Chad was wonderful!!! We are both originally from the Portland area and wanted to get married back home, but live in Reno NV we only met Chad in person 2 times before the wedding but he really made sure he got to know our personalities to make our wedding fun. I had so many people come up to me that night just to tell me that our DJ was great and made our reception a party. Chad is professional and FUN! At the end of the night my new husband said to me I'm kind of bummed we wont get to see Chad anymore I would highly recommend him to anyone, I was stressed out by a lot of things with my wedding worried about the food or centerpieces not one time did I worry about Chad I knew he would do an amazing job and he did I can't thank him enough :) Read less
Services Used: DJ, Lighting & Decor
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Sarah
Wedding:
8/4/2012
5.0/5.0
Many people don’t realize how important their DJ is to their wedding. Your DJ is essentially the voice, timing, flow and mood of your whole wedding. My husband and I chose Chad for our wedding DJ and we absolutely couldn’t be happier with our decision. We had a very diverse group of people at our wedding – from east coasters to west coasters and stilettos to cowboy boots and Chad put together the absolutely amazing composition of music that was perfect to who my husband and I are, the setting of our wedding and the guests we had. He kept the pace going perfectly, kept people busy while we took a few extra pictures, and somehow even got my grandparents up on the dance floor. Throughout the entire process leading up to the wedding he was so responsive, supportive and accommodating. By the time we sat down and met with him to go over music selections we were so exhausted and tired of making decisions but his genuine enthusiasm is contagious and he was able to re-energize us and get us excited again as we went into the home stretch of getting ready for the big day. At the wedding he made everything go off without a hitch. The ceremony was perfectly done, the transition to the reception was seamless and the rest of the night was flawless. We got so many comments and compliments on how professional and entertaining he was, how great the music selection was and how nice the timing and flow was. All of our vendors loved working with him as well. We couldn’t be happier with our decision to use Chad and would recommend him in a heartbeat!
Many people don’t realize how important their DJ is to their wedding. Your DJ is essentially the voice, timing, flow and Read more...
Many people don’t realize how important their DJ is to their wedding. Your DJ is essentially the voice, timing, flow and mood of your whole wedding. My husband and I chose Chad for our wedding DJ and we absolutely couldn’t be happier with our decision. We had a very diverse group of people at our wedding – from east coasters to west coasters and stilettos to cowboy boots and Chad put together the absolutely amazing composition of music that was perfect to who my husband and I are, the setting of our wedding and the guests we had. He kept the pace going perfectly, kept people busy while we took a few extra pictures, and somehow even got my grandparents up on the dance floor. Throughout the entire process leading up to the wedding he was so responsive, supportive and accommodating. By the time we sat down and met with him to go over music selections we were so exhausted and tired of making decisions but his genuine enthusiasm is contagious and he was able to re-energize us and get us excited again as we went into the home stretch of getting ready for the big day. At the wedding he made everything go off without a hitch. The ceremony was perfectly done, the transition to the reception was seamless and the rest of the night was flawless. We got so many comments and compliments on how professional and entertaining he was, how great the music selection was and how nice the timing and flow was. All of our vendors loved working with him as well. We couldn’t be happier with our decision to use Chad and would recommend him in a heartbeat! Read less
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Natasha
Wedding:
7/14/2012
5.0/5.0
I had the most amazing night on July 14th for our wedding, and Chad Dowling was a big factor in this. He played such a variety of music exactly like i requested, and even better than I had expected, he instantly became comfortable with the crowd, and everyone had such a good time. My wedding was such a diverse crowd and I was so shocked he was able to please everyone with all the different types of music. I was so pleased, and I recommend him to anyone. He was one of the best DJ's I have heard in a while, and when I plan another party he is definatly the first person I am calling.

Thanks Chad!!
Natasha!
I had the most amazing night on July 14th for our wedding, and Chad Dowling was a big factor in this. He played such a Read more...
I had the most amazing night on July 14th for our wedding, and Chad Dowling was a big factor in this. He played such a variety of music exactly like i requested, and even better than I had expected, he instantly became comfortable with the crowd, and everyone had such a good time. My wedding was such a diverse crowd and I was so shocked he was able to please everyone with all the different types of music. I was so pleased, and I recommend him to anyone. He was one of the best DJ's I have heard in a while, and when I plan another party he is definatly the first person I am calling.

Thanks Chad!!
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Holly
Wedding:
5/26/2012
5.0/5.0
Chad was very professional and flexible. Our schedule was such that there was not a lot of time to plan music selections before the wedding. After meeting with Chad and getting our feedback, he was able to read the wishes of the bride & groom and provided a wonderful evening of music and fun times. Chad was an excellent moderator during the reception, doing the wedding party introductions with flair and coordinating announcements throughout the evening. Plus he made the evening so much fun! 5 stars!
Chad was very professional and flexible. Our schedule was such that there was not a lot of time to plan music selections Read more...
Chad was very professional and flexible. Our schedule was such that there was not a lot of time to plan music selections before the wedding. After meeting with Chad and getting our feedback, he was able to read the wishes of the bride & groom and provided a wonderful evening of music and fun times. Chad was an excellent moderator during the reception, doing the wedding party introductions with flair and coordinating announcements throughout the evening. Plus he made the evening so much fun! 5 stars! Read less
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nicole
Wedding:
11/12/2011
5.0/5.0
Chad Dowling came highly recommended by our wedding planner, Nora Sheils. He is well known as one of the best wedding DJs in the area and the title is well-deserved. We only had one meeting with Chad and after listening to us for a few minutes, was able to "get" our style and music preference immediately. Chad's equipment produced great sound quality and he was right on queue with all our music choices. We left the reception music up to him and our guests were dancing it up with smiles on their faces well into the evening. Great value and highly recommended!
Chad Dowling came highly recommended by our wedding planner, Nora Sheils. He is well known as one of the best wedding DJs Read more...
Chad Dowling came highly recommended by our wedding planner, Nora Sheils. He is well known as one of the best wedding DJs in the area and the title is well-deserved. We only had one meeting with Chad and after listening to us for a few minutes, was able to "get" our style and music preference immediately. Chad's equipment produced great sound quality and he was right on queue with all our music choices. We left the reception music up to him and our guests were dancing it up with smiles on their faces well into the evening. Great value and highly recommended! Read less
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Anne
Wedding:
9/4/2010
5.0/5.0
Chad Dowling is an AMAZING DJ. He's fun, professional, and a class-act! He kept the flow of the wedding going swimmingly and was wonderful and upbeat and helped everyone have a fabulous time. He even got on the dance floor with us and taught our guests a new fun dance! It was wonderful! You will not regret going with Chad, the best DJ around town!
Chad Dowling is an AMAZING DJ. He's fun, professional, and a class-act! He kept the flow of the wedding going swimmingly Read more...
Chad Dowling is an AMAZING DJ. He's fun, professional, and a class-act! He kept the flow of the wedding going swimmingly and was wonderful and upbeat and helped everyone have a fabulous time. He even got on the dance floor with us and taught our guests a new fun dance! It was wonderful! You will not regret going with Chad, the best DJ around town! Read less
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Angela
Wedding:
9/26/2009
5.0/5.0
Chad was a phenomenal DJ! Chad is so good at what he does that when the best man gave a speech at our wedding, he decided to throw in a couple sound effects and everyone thought it was part of the speech and had been rehearsed. He did the music for our ceremony as well as the reception. He did a movie trivia game to release our guests to the buffet, which many of our guests thought was pretty creative. Chad has a great personality and he helped make our wedding a truly amazing event. Our guests loved his choice of music because it kept the energy flowing throughout the evening.
Chad was a phenomenal DJ! Chad is so good at what he does that when the best man gave a speech at our wedding, he decided Read more...
Chad was a phenomenal DJ! Chad is so good at what he does that when the best man gave a speech at our wedding, he decided to throw in a couple sound effects and everyone thought it was part of the speech and had been rehearsed. He did the music for our ceremony as well as the reception. He did a movie trivia game to release our guests to the buffet, which many of our guests thought was pretty creative. Chad has a great personality and he helped make our wedding a truly amazing event. Our guests loved his choice of music because it kept the energy flowing throughout the evening. Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Loco
Wedding:
3/17/2007
5.0/5.0
Chad was awesome! I have recommended him to all of my friends who are getting married and they are using him too. Even a local wedding magazine named him best DJ in Portland 2 years ago. Tip: If your wedding is in the off-season, prices are lower. Otherwise, he is worth every penny. Not an annoying DJ, friendly and fun. I love how you can chose music right on his website.
Chad was awesome! I have recommended him to all of my friends who are getting married and they are using him too. Even a Read more...
Chad was awesome! I have recommended him to all of my friends who are getting married and they are using him too. Even a local wedding magazine named him best DJ in Portland 2 years ago. Tip: If your wedding is in the off-season, prices are lower. Otherwise, he is worth every penny. Not an annoying DJ, friendly and fun. I love how you can chose music right on his website. Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Dave & Terri
Wedding:
6/21/2013
4.7/5.0
Chad was the DJ at our wedding. We had a very small budget and hesitated 'splurging' on evening having a DJ. We are SO GLAD we did! From the moment we contacted Chad, the initial meeting, all the planning, days leading up to our wedding and actual reception - Chad had GOLD STAR customer service, he was easy to work with, really flexible, very attentive and honestly, a super nice person. He had really good ideas and suggestions - never overstepping. Guests, family and even our caterer were all impressed and gave us positive feedback on Chad. BEST thing you can do for your reception! Dave & Terri Frank, Scappoose OR
Chad was the DJ at our wedding. We had a very small budget and hesitated 'splurging' on evening having a DJ. We are SO Read more...
Chad was the DJ at our wedding. We had a very small budget and hesitated 'splurging' on evening having a DJ. We are SO GLAD we did! From the moment we contacted Chad, the initial meeting, all the planning, days leading up to our wedding and actual reception - Chad had GOLD STAR customer service, he was easy to work with, really flexible, very attentive and honestly, a super nice person. He had really good ideas and suggestions - never overstepping. Guests, family and even our caterer were all impressed and gave us positive feedback on Chad. BEST thing you can do for your reception! Dave & Terri Frank, Scappoose OR Read less
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Sasha
Wedding:
9/8/2012
4.7/5.0
Our wedding coordinator suggested Chad Dowling - our wedding was Persian and we needed to have someone that could play Persian music. Chad was booked so Jim was our DJ. He was super laid back and great to work with. The ceremony music went off without a hitch. Overall he was great.
Our wedding coordinator suggested Chad Dowling - our wedding was Persian and we needed to have someone that could play Read more...
Our wedding coordinator suggested Chad Dowling - our wedding was Persian and we needed to have someone that could play Persian music. Chad was booked so Jim was our DJ. He was super laid back and great to work with. The ceremony music went off without a hitch. Overall he was great. Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.6/5.0
We hired Chad as our DJ through our wedding planner and we were not disappointed at all! The online system they have is very easy to use for picking songs for events throughout your wedding reception. Chad did a great job getting everyone out on the dance floor all night long. A few guests also commented on the lights he had which was really fun for late night dancing. His transitions and filler songs were good and overall we were very pleased with Chad as our DJ. He also was willing to take song requests from various guests at the wedding.
We hired Chad as our DJ through our wedding planner and we were not disappointed at all! The online system they have is Read more...
We hired Chad as our DJ through our wedding planner and we were not disappointed at all! The online system they have is very easy to use for picking songs for events throughout your wedding reception. Chad did a great job getting everyone out on the dance floor all night long. A few guests also commented on the lights he had which was really fun for late night dancing. His transitions and filler songs were good and overall we were very pleased with Chad as our DJ. He also was willing to take song requests from various guests at the wedding. Read less
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