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DJ on the Side Entertainment

Chesapeake , VA
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LOCATION

Chesapeake, VA US 23321 (map)

PHONE

757-816-5727

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ABOUT US

We are very different than many other companies in the entertainment industry. Starting with personal service from the very beginning, we believe in meeting with you face to face while... Read more
We are very different than many other companies in the entertainment industry. Starting with personal service from the very beginning, we believe in meeting with you face to face while we begin to plan your event.

It is very important to get to know you and find your exact needs and desires for a perfect time for all. We are not just hired to show up at your event and play music, we want to work as a team with you in planning a customized party!

When you book with us, expect superb customer service. Calls and e-mails are promptly returned. Questions are answered completely and in a friendly manner. We work with closely with you from the day you first contact us all the way through the last song of your event
This is a personal approach second to none in the industry.

Our clients love our approach and constantly tell us that they believe this personal service is one of the main reasons that their events have been so fun and successful. That’s what it’s all about. Plan so well that when the special day is here, all you need to worry about is having a fantastic time. We will make sure things run smoothly and the music keeps everyone dancing! Read less
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What music genres are in your collection?
50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, Acoustic, Big Band, Classic Rock, Classical, Country, Dance, Folk, Funk, Hip Hop, Jazz, Motown, Oldies, Pop, Punk Rock, R&B, Rock, Soul, Strings, Swing, World
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes

REVIEWS

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Katy
Wedding:
2/14/2014
5.0/5.0
I'm so impressed with their service!!! He kept my friends and family on the dance floor the entire night. The mix of music was perfect for the crowd and I couldn't be more happy with how everything turned out!
I'm so impressed with their service!!! He kept my friends and family on the dance floor the entire night. The mix of music Read more...
I'm so impressed with their service!!! He kept my friends and family on the dance floor the entire night. The mix of music was perfect for the crowd and I couldn't be more happy with how everything turned out! Read less
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DJ on the Side Entertainment responded with the following comments:

Hi Katie. Thank you for the kind words. It was great working with you.

Chris
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
From our first conversation with Ryan, we knew that we were in good hands. Everything in dealing with DJ On the Side was made easy (online payment, online planning forms--song requests, timelines, etc) from an administrative standpoint, but Ryan went above and beyond. We Skyped with Ryan a few weeks before our wedding, because we don't live in the area, and he went over everything from start to finish and then back again to make sure he had everything right (including asking for pronunciations of all the names, etc). We could not have felt more at ease. And, the night of the wedding--well, let's just say it was a dance party for the ages. We felt comfortable that Ryan understood what "vibe" we were going for during the reception, when we described it to him before the wedding, but he blew us (and all of our guests) away. He kept it simple and straightforward (per our request) and kept everyone (old & young) on the dance floor for hours! I've been to weddings with sub-par DJ's and I know that they are worth their weight in gold, so do not hesitate for one second in booking Ryan at DJ on the Side.
From our first conversation with Ryan, we knew that we were in good hands. Everything in dealing with DJ On the Side was Read more...
From our first conversation with Ryan, we knew that we were in good hands. Everything in dealing with DJ On the Side was made easy (online payment, online planning forms--song requests, timelines, etc) from an administrative standpoint, but Ryan went above and beyond. We Skyped with Ryan a few weeks before our wedding, because we don't live in the area, and he went over everything from start to finish and then back again to make sure he had everything right (including asking for pronunciations of all the names, etc). We could not have felt more at ease. And, the night of the wedding--well, let's just say it was a dance party for the ages. We felt comfortable that Ryan understood what "vibe" we were going for during the reception, when we described it to him before the wedding, but he blew us (and all of our guests) away. He kept it simple and straightforward (per our request) and kept everyone (old & young) on the dance floor for hours! I've been to weddings with sub-par DJ's and I know that they are worth their weight in gold, so do not hesitate for one second in booking Ryan at DJ on the Side. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I didn't realize how important a good DJ was until we started working with DJ on the Side (specifically Ryan). He was wonderful to work with. We were working long distance with him but he was more that flexible in setting up times to meet over Skype and work out our wedding details. He put together a timeline for us and kept everything flowing on the day of the wedding. We used him for our ceremony and reception and couldn't have asked for things to have gone better. He was professional, fun and had the perfect level of involvement in the evening.
I didn't realize how important a good DJ was until we started working with DJ on the Side (specifically Ryan). He was Read more...
I didn't realize how important a good DJ was until we started working with DJ on the Side (specifically Ryan). He was wonderful to work with. We were working long distance with him but he was more that flexible in setting up times to meet over Skype and work out our wedding details. He put together a timeline for us and kept everything flowing on the day of the wedding. We used him for our ceremony and reception and couldn't have asked for things to have gone better. He was professional, fun and had the perfect level of involvement in the evening. Read less
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elizabeth
Wedding:
4/27/2013
5.0/5.0
Ryan was great to work with, from beginning to end! All of my guests raved about the music and lighting!
Ryan was great to work with, from beginning to end! All of my guests raved about the music and lighting!
Ryan was great to work with, from beginning to end! All of my guests raved about the music and lighting! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
music and entertainment were amazing for our wedding
music and entertainment were amazing for our wedding
music and entertainment were amazing for our wedding Read less
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Madeline
Wedding:
4/20/2013
5.0/5.0
Chris from DJ on the Side was truly amazing to work with. He was so flexible and very easy to communicate with and make suggestions/ changes to. My husband and I got along really well with him and really enjoyed him on a personal level through our meetings and we knew he'd fit in well with our crowd. I can't even tell you how many people have complimented our music since getting back from the honeymoon. Everyone was so impressed by the DJ and how professional he was and how much of a PARTY it was. They were very happy that the music was spread over such wide generations that everyone would enjoy. Chris could really read our crowd and kept everyone on the dance floor all night!
Chris from DJ on the Side was truly amazing to work with. He was so flexible and very easy to communicate with and make Read more...
Chris from DJ on the Side was truly amazing to work with. He was so flexible and very easy to communicate with and make suggestions/ changes to. My husband and I got along really well with him and really enjoyed him on a personal level through our meetings and we knew he'd fit in well with our crowd. I can't even tell you how many people have complimented our music since getting back from the honeymoon. Everyone was so impressed by the DJ and how professional he was and how much of a PARTY it was. They were very happy that the music was spread over such wide generations that everyone would enjoy. Chris could really read our crowd and kept everyone on the dance floor all night! Read less
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DJ on the Side Entertainment responded with the following comments:

Madeline,

Thank you so much for the kind words. I knew from the first time we met that your party was going to be a great time! It was my pleasure getting to know both of you not only on the vendor level, but also talking about softball, schools, etc. I wish you and Alex all the best! Remember, we work in DC too :)
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Sandt
Wedding:
4/20/2013
5.0/5.0
We picked Dj on the Side because of reviews online. From my initial meeting with Chris until Ryan played the last song it was easy and perfect. Everyone commented on how great my music choices were!! Made me look like a music genius! ( I left most of it to Ryan) Thanks for making our wedding such a success!!
We picked Dj on the Side because of reviews online. From my initial meeting with Chris until Ryan played the last song it Read more...
We picked Dj on the Side because of reviews online. From my initial meeting with Chris until Ryan played the last song it was easy and perfect. Everyone commented on how great my music choices were!! Made me look like a music genius! ( I left most of it to Ryan) Thanks for making our wedding such a success!! Read less
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Amie
Wedding:
4/13/2013
5.0/5.0
Ryan was an amazing DJ for us and made our wedding so much fun! He was easy to talk to and provided excellent professionalism!
Ryan was an amazing DJ for us and made our wedding so much fun! He was easy to talk to and provided excellent Read more...
Ryan was an amazing DJ for us and made our wedding so much fun! He was easy to talk to and provided excellent professionalism! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Ryan was a perfect addition to our wedding. He made it so fun and kept us dancing! Our friends even bought an extra hour!
Ryan was a perfect addition to our wedding. He made it so fun and kept us dancing! Our friends even bought an extra hour!
Ryan was a perfect addition to our wedding. He made it so fun and kept us dancing! Our friends even bought an extra hour! Read less
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Magali
Wedding:
3/30/2013
5.0/5.0
Chris Phillips was amazing and extremely helpful. I could not have picked better vendors if I tried! Chris not only had a fantastic playlist but he helped enormously with the timeline of our wedding day and making the wedding night transitions (entrance, dinner, toasts, 1st dances, games, etc) extremely smooth. His website is extremely easy to use and also very helpful in wedding planning when the plans are all in the couple's hands. We had music outside and inside and at both venues, the music came in crystal clear and at the right volume. I would recommend him to everyone!
Chris Phillips was amazing and extremely helpful. I could not have picked better vendors if I tried! Chris not only had a Read more...
Chris Phillips was amazing and extremely helpful. I could not have picked better vendors if I tried! Chris not only had a fantastic playlist but he helped enormously with the timeline of our wedding day and making the wedding night transitions (entrance, dinner, toasts, 1st dances, games, etc) extremely smooth. His website is extremely easy to use and also very helpful in wedding planning when the plans are all in the couple's hands. We had music outside and inside and at both venues, the music came in crystal clear and at the right volume. I would recommend him to everyone! Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
3/9/2013
5.0/5.0
Hiring our DJ was one of the easiest decisions we made. DJ on the Side and specifically Ryan our DJ, were nothing short of amazing. From our first meeting to our last dance we had the best experience we could have imagined. Several of our guest came up to us and told us how much they loved Ryan and how great he was. Ryan not only played great music, but he controlled the flow of the reception seamlessly. We loved Ryan and would ask him to do another event for us without question!
Hiring our DJ was one of the easiest decisions we made. DJ on the Side and specifically Ryan our DJ, were nothing short of Read more...
Hiring our DJ was one of the easiest decisions we made. DJ on the Side and specifically Ryan our DJ, were nothing short of amazing. From our first meeting to our last dance we had the best experience we could have imagined. Several of our guest came up to us and told us how much they loved Ryan and how great he was. Ryan not only played great music, but he controlled the flow of the reception seamlessly. We loved Ryan and would ask him to do another event for us without question! Read less
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DJ on the Side Entertainment responded with the following comments:

Jess and Oliver, you were a BLAST to work with! Your wedding was absolutely beautiful, and we definitely thank you for including us on such a special day. The weather was perfect, the music on point, and even the special birthday cupcake was a hit. =) We wish you both the highest and the best!
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Liz
Wedding:
10/13/2012
5.0/5.0
We were so happy with the services provided by DJ on the Side Entertainment. The music selection was great and the online website was nice. It allowed you to request songs before the wedding and search for songs. Chris was the DJ at our wedding and were very pleased that we chose DJ on the Side Entertainment. Would recommend to anyone.
We were so happy with the services provided by DJ on the Side Entertainment. The music selection was great and the online Read more...
We were so happy with the services provided by DJ on the Side Entertainment. The music selection was great and the online website was nice. It allowed you to request songs before the wedding and search for songs. Chris was the DJ at our wedding and were very pleased that we chose DJ on the Side Entertainment. Would recommend to anyone. Read less
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Carrie
Wedding:
9/1/2012
5.0/5.0
Chris from DJ on the Side was awesome. My husband and I were thrilled at his website that allowed us to fill out our playlist requests in advance and set the schedule for the reception. He took our requests and did an amazing job translating our ridiculous variety of requests into a coherent and incredibly danceable playlist for the entire reception. I had multiple guests come up to me during and after the reception commenting about how awesome the DJ was and how he played something for everyone.
Chris from DJ on the Side was awesome. My husband and I were thrilled at his website that allowed us to fill out our Read more...
Chris from DJ on the Side was awesome. My husband and I were thrilled at his website that allowed us to fill out our playlist requests in advance and set the schedule for the reception. He took our requests and did an amazing job translating our ridiculous variety of requests into a coherent and incredibly danceable playlist for the entire reception. I had multiple guests come up to me during and after the reception commenting about how awesome the DJ was and how he played something for everyone. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Dj was great everyone loved the music choice and was one time and very interactive
Dj was great everyone loved the music choice and was one time and very interactive
Dj was great everyone loved the music choice and was one time and very interactive Read less
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Katina
Wedding:
6/23/2012
5.0/5.0
DJ on the Side Entertainment is wonderful!! I had the pleasure of working with Trevor who was a true professional and is great at what he does. He did everything perfectly and made my wedding atmosphere exactly what we wanted! I told him I wanted no cheesy, typical wedding songs and I wanted my reception to feel like a club, he did exactly that. There was also more than one person constantly going up to his booth and requesting songs and he handled this very well. A good DJ that can go with the flow but still stay on top of everything they are supposed to do is hard to find! Trevor was able to do both of those things and have it go off without a hitch. Also, the sound and quality of their equipment was flawless. I was more than pleased and highly recommend DJ on the Side to anyone who wants a top notch DJ for their wedding.
DJ on the Side Entertainment is wonderful!! I had the pleasure of working with Trevor who was a true professional and is Read more...
DJ on the Side Entertainment is wonderful!! I had the pleasure of working with Trevor who was a true professional and is great at what he does. He did everything perfectly and made my wedding atmosphere exactly what we wanted! I told him I wanted no cheesy, typical wedding songs and I wanted my reception to feel like a club, he did exactly that. There was also more than one person constantly going up to his booth and requesting songs and he handled this very well. A good DJ that can go with the flow but still stay on top of everything they are supposed to do is hard to find! Trevor was able to do both of those things and have it go off without a hitch. Also, the sound and quality of their equipment was flawless. I was more than pleased and highly recommend DJ on the Side to anyone who wants a top notch DJ for their wedding. Read less
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denell
Wedding:
6/23/2012
5.0/5.0
Chris, the owner of DJ on the Side, is simply amazing.

He was recommended to me by a good friend who used his services at her wedding. He was great. We all know that a DJ can either make or break your wedding and he rocked! Once we all got on the dance floor it was non stop!

I can't wait to use DJ on the Side at another event. I know he will keep the party rocking!
Chris, the owner of DJ on the Side, is simply amazing.

He was recommended to me by a good friend who used his Read more...
Chris, the owner of DJ on the Side, is simply amazing.

He was recommended to me by a good friend who used his services at her wedding. He was great. We all know that a DJ can either make or break your wedding and he rocked! Once we all got on the dance floor it was non stop!

I can't wait to use DJ on the Side at another event. I know he will keep the party rocking! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
6/9/2012
5.0/5.0
I cannot write enough good things about DJ on the Side. Trevor Gwin was our DJ, and he knocked it out of the park. He was very conscious about playing everything that I wanted, and even set up a meeting on Skype when I couldn't make it down to talk with him in person. I told him the feel that I wanted for the reception, and he carried everything out with perfection. From the dinner music to the line dances to the special couple dance, father-daughter, mother-son, and first dance, everything was perfect. I hardly left the dance floor the entire night. DJ on the Side even gave me a discount for being a nurse, which was awesome. I would recommend them and would use them again in the future.
I cannot write enough good things about DJ on the Side. Trevor Gwin was our DJ, and he knocked it out of the park. He was Read more...
I cannot write enough good things about DJ on the Side. Trevor Gwin was our DJ, and he knocked it out of the park. He was very conscious about playing everything that I wanted, and even set up a meeting on Skype when I couldn't make it down to talk with him in person. I told him the feel that I wanted for the reception, and he carried everything out with perfection. From the dinner music to the line dances to the special couple dance, father-daughter, mother-son, and first dance, everything was perfect. I hardly left the dance floor the entire night. DJ on the Side even gave me a discount for being a nurse, which was awesome. I would recommend them and would use them again in the future. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
5/27/2012
5.0/5.0
We loved working with Trevor from DJ on the Side. He was very professional and knowledgable. He gave us exactly what we asked for; a fun atmosphere that would keep everyone of all ages engaged and that is what he gave us.
We loved working with Trevor from DJ on the Side. He was very professional and knowledgable. He gave us exactly what we Read more...
We loved working with Trevor from DJ on the Side. He was very professional and knowledgable. He gave us exactly what we asked for; a fun atmosphere that would keep everyone of all ages engaged and that is what he gave us. Read less
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Kristen
Wedding:
5/19/2012
5.0/5.0
We had Ryan Brooks as our DJ and he could not have been more perfect for our wedding. We met with him for coffee a month before our wedding where he spent two hours getting to know us and our style of music. Even though we had a choice to suggest/request songs beforehand we decided to trust him completely. As soon as our reception started he had people on the dance floor where they stayed all night long. He made our wedding an extremely fun and unforgettable night. Both Ryan and Chris were very easy to work with and extremely accommodating. Without a doubt I would use them again and recommend them to anyone looking for a DJ for a wedding or any other event.
We had Ryan Brooks as our DJ and he could not have been more perfect for our wedding. We met with him for coffee a month Read more...
We had Ryan Brooks as our DJ and he could not have been more perfect for our wedding. We met with him for coffee a month before our wedding where he spent two hours getting to know us and our style of music. Even though we had a choice to suggest/request songs beforehand we decided to trust him completely. As soon as our reception started he had people on the dance floor where they stayed all night long. He made our wedding an extremely fun and unforgettable night. Both Ryan and Chris were very easy to work with and extremely accommodating. Without a doubt I would use them again and recommend them to anyone looking for a DJ for a wedding or any other event. Read less
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Mai Linh
Wedding:
3/24/2012
5.0/5.0
Chris was great! He was very energetic and did an awesome job with the music and really mixed it up to keep all different ages on the dance floor throughout the night. He also helped us with the timeline of the night and kept everything flowing. Their online client website is very easy to work with and it helped us make sure every song we wanted was played. Highly recommend him!
Chris was great! He was very energetic and did an awesome job with the music and really mixed it up to keep all different Read more...
Chris was great! He was very energetic and did an awesome job with the music and really mixed it up to keep all different ages on the dance floor throughout the night. He also helped us with the timeline of the night and kept everything flowing. Their online client website is very easy to work with and it helped us make sure every song we wanted was played. Highly recommend him! Read less
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kernla
Wedding:
10/30/2011
5.0/5.0
This DJ Company is great! Extremely professional and helpful. The DJ at my wedding really worked with us, he sat down with us and really took the time to help us plan the perfect wedding. They really kept the flow of our wedding going too. I would recommend them to anyone!
This DJ Company is great! Extremely professional and helpful. The DJ at my wedding really worked with us, he sat down with Read more...
This DJ Company is great! Extremely professional and helpful. The DJ at my wedding really worked with us, he sat down with us and really took the time to help us plan the perfect wedding. They really kept the flow of our wedding going too. I would recommend them to anyone! Read less
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ANMelton
Wedding:
4/16/2011
5.0/5.0
Ryan made our wedding and ceremony fabulous. Ryan really worked to customize his music list to our tastes and our guests. Our wedding was very family and child oriented and we told Ryan that as long as our music loving five year old was having a blast then we’d be happy. He met and exceeded that goal by downloading music just geared to that crowd. He also played a great variety for the adults to enjoy as the party went on. We would absolutely work with Ryan again and recommend him to anyone.
Ryan made our wedding and ceremony fabulous. Ryan really worked to customize his music list to our tastes and our guests. Read more...
Ryan made our wedding and ceremony fabulous. Ryan really worked to customize his music list to our tastes and our guests. Our wedding was very family and child oriented and we told Ryan that as long as our music loving five year old was having a blast then we’d be happy. He met and exceeded that goal by downloading music just geared to that crowd. He also played a great variety for the adults to enjoy as the party went on. We would absolutely work with Ryan again and recommend him to anyone. Read less
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Tamara
Wedding:
4/16/2011
5.0/5.0
Mike Liggins was my DJ for my wedding. He did an awesome job! I will be using him in the future for any other events I am coordinating. He was friendly, showed up on time and did everything we asked of him.
Mike Liggins was my DJ for my wedding. He did an awesome job! I will be using him in the future for any other events I am Read more...
Mike Liggins was my DJ for my wedding. He did an awesome job! I will be using him in the future for any other events I am coordinating. He was friendly, showed up on time and did everything we asked of him. Read less
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Melissa Jenkins Wiese
Wedding:
2/25/2011
5.0/5.0
By the far the best DJ I have ever seen at a wedding. People kept talking about what a wonderful job he did. He went above and beyond what was required of him, was incredibly easy to work with, and made our wedding reception a ton of fun. Would DEFINITELY recommend him.
By the far the best DJ I have ever seen at a wedding. People kept talking about what a wonderful job he did. He went above Read more...
By the far the best DJ I have ever seen at a wedding. People kept talking about what a wonderful job he did. He went above and beyond what was required of him, was incredibly easy to work with, and made our wedding reception a ton of fun. Would DEFINITELY recommend him. Read less
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Nicolle
Wedding:
12/31/2010
5.0/5.0
I would absolutely recommend D.J. on the side to any bride and groom! Hands down, the music and flow of the night was the most important thing to me and having a background in event planning myself, I have seen a fair share of DJ'S. Trevor, our DJ, did a great job...he kept us dancing to the wee hours of the night and was very helpful in keeping our timeline for the nights festivities on track! I love that you can use the online tool that they offer to help set up your song list and timeline. They did a great job and I will surely recommend them to any of my future clients!
I would absolutely recommend D.J. on the side to any bride and groom! Hands down, the music and flow of the night was the Read more...
I would absolutely recommend D.J. on the side to any bride and groom! Hands down, the music and flow of the night was the most important thing to me and having a background in event planning myself, I have seen a fair share of DJ'S. Trevor, our DJ, did a great job...he kept us dancing to the wee hours of the night and was very helpful in keeping our timeline for the nights festivities on track! I love that you can use the online tool that they offer to help set up your song list and timeline. They did a great job and I will surely recommend them to any of my future clients! Read less
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DJ on the Side Entertainment responded with the following comments:

Nicolle. Thank you so much for the kind words. We really look forward to working with you in the future! Congratulations!
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kkeeley14
Wedding:
12/4/2010
5.0/5.0
Awesome company! I called DJ on the Side literally 2 weeks before my wedding because my original DJ bailed on me. They scheduled me a DJ without a problem and saved the day!

Ryan Brooks was a phenomenal DJ- can't say enough good things about him!
Awesome company! I called DJ on the Side literally 2 weeks before my wedding because my original DJ bailed on me. They Read more...
Awesome company! I called DJ on the Side literally 2 weeks before my wedding because my original DJ bailed on me. They scheduled me a DJ without a problem and saved the day!

Ryan Brooks was a phenomenal DJ- can't say enough good things about him! Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
10/8/2010
5.0/5.0
My husband and I chose to have Chris (the owner) be the DJ for our wedding, and he was great! I was very impressed with his ability to keep things moving. His introductions were great and he asked for very specific information to make our reception fit our many preferences. He asked for music we definitely wanted to play, definitely did not want played, and met with us twice to make sure he had everything the way we wanted it! He had practically every song people requested to have played, he was very professional, and even when things started getting crazy, with my relatives that drank too much, he was able to keep the speeches to a minimum. I really enjoyed having him DJ our wedding. He was also the DJ at one of our friends wedding as was just as amazing, so I know it wasn't a one-time thing.

Thanks, Chris, for making our special day extra special!!!!
My husband and I chose to have Chris (the owner) be the DJ for our wedding, and he was great! I was very impressed with Read more...
My husband and I chose to have Chris (the owner) be the DJ for our wedding, and he was great! I was very impressed with his ability to keep things moving. His introductions were great and he asked for very specific information to make our reception fit our many preferences. He asked for music we definitely wanted to play, definitely did not want played, and met with us twice to make sure he had everything the way we wanted it! He had practically every song people requested to have played, he was very professional, and even when things started getting crazy, with my relatives that drank too much, he was able to keep the speeches to a minimum. I really enjoyed having him DJ our wedding. He was also the DJ at one of our friends wedding as was just as amazing, so I know it wasn't a one-time thing.

Thanks, Chris, for making our special day extra special!!!! Read less
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Collins
Wedding:
9/5/2010
5.0/5.0
I recently got married in early September 2010 and depended a lot on reviews from wedding wire to help me select an awesome DJ. I was impressed with what I read about Chris from DJ on the Side Entertainment and so I booked him.
Chris met all my expections and even went above and beyond to deliver an amazing reception. We were able to meet twice before the wedding day and went through all the details and expectations of the reception. He gave us some great suggestions on music and timelines for the evening. He left us feeling great and relaxed about the reception as my fiance and I left with big smiles on our faces. The fact that Chris was familiar with other reception venues in the area was a plus too. Chris did an amazing job as the MC and the DJ. Not only was the music selection great, but the way he organized the music to have a great flow kept everyone on the dance floor throughout the night. He was great with all my guests too as he was able to announce what event would be next to give them plenty of time to set up for pictures.
To this day I still receive phone calls and email from my guests telling me that they had an awesome-fun time at the reception and want to know the name of the amazing DJ that we booked. The DJ/MC really does make a big difference on any reception and you will not at all be dissapointed with Chris from DJ on the Side. I would book him for any future special occasions.

Chris, thank you for giving us a perfect reception.
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I recently got married in early September 2010 and depended a lot on reviews from wedding wire to help me select an awesome DJ. I was impressed with what I read about Chris from DJ on the Side Entertainment and so I booked him.
Chris met all my expections and even went above and beyond to deliver an amazing reception. We were able to meet twice before the wedding day and went through all the details and expectations of the reception. He gave us some great suggestions on music and timelines for the evening. He left us feeling great and relaxed about the reception as my fiance and I left with big smiles on our faces. The fact that Chris was familiar with other reception venues in the area was a plus too. Chris did an amazing job as the MC and the DJ. Not only was the music selection great, but the way he organized the music to have a great flow kept everyone on the dance floor throughout the night. He was great with all my guests too as he was able to announce what event would be next to give them plenty of time to set up for pictures.
To this day I still receive phone calls and email from my guests telling me that they had an awesome-fun time at the reception and want to know the name of the amazing DJ that we booked. The DJ/MC really does make a big difference on any reception and you will not at all be dissapointed with Chris from DJ on the Side. I would book him for any future special occasions.

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Cara
Wedding:
8/21/2010
5.0/5.0
DJ On The Side was awesome! They made our wedding such a fun time! They did everything we asked for and more! They were fabulous to work with as well! Thanks for making our day awesome !
DJ On The Side was awesome! They made our wedding such a fun time! They did everything we asked for and more! They were Read more...
DJ On The Side was awesome! They made our wedding such a fun time! They did everything we asked for and more! They were fabulous to work with as well! Thanks for making our day awesome ! Read less
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LTN8
Wedding:
8/14/2010
5.0/5.0
Chris was the DJ for our wedding in Cape Charles. He was awesome! He was really great at switching up the mood from cocktail hour, to dinner, and then to dancing. He had a packed dancefloor all night long! He was very attentive to what kind of music we did and did not want played at the reception, and we had a pretty young crowd so we really wanted it to be a big, fun party. We got just that. Chris was punctual and very friendly, and I'd recommend him to anyone!
Chris was the DJ for our wedding in Cape Charles. He was awesome! He was really great at switching up the mood from Read more...
Chris was the DJ for our wedding in Cape Charles. He was awesome! He was really great at switching up the mood from cocktail hour, to dinner, and then to dancing. He had a packed dancefloor all night long! He was very attentive to what kind of music we did and did not want played at the reception, and we had a pretty young crowd so we really wanted it to be a big, fun party. We got just that. Chris was punctual and very friendly, and I'd recommend him to anyone! Read less
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MeganElizabethJones
Wedding:
7/17/2010
5.0/5.0
We cannot say enough great things about our experience with DJ on the side! We worked with Trevor for our wedding reception, and from the beginning, we knew he was a great personality fit. He was helpful during the planning stages, and met with us several times before the wedding to go over announcements and the order of the night. Trevor even provided a schedule to our venue and photographer, so everyone was on the same page for the pacing of the evening. He gave us many options, and we used DJOTS's online planning tools to create song lists. Trevor really listened to our requests, and kept the evening flowing from cocktails to the last dance! Great work!
Megan and Adam Perry
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We cannot say enough great things about our experience with DJ on the side! We worked with Trevor for our wedding reception, and from the beginning, we knew he was a great personality fit. He was helpful during the planning stages, and met with us several times before the wedding to go over announcements and the order of the night. Trevor even provided a schedule to our venue and photographer, so everyone was on the same page for the pacing of the evening. He gave us many options, and we used DJOTS's online planning tools to create song lists. Trevor really listened to our requests, and kept the evening flowing from cocktails to the last dance! Great work!
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the wedding Planner
Wedding:
6/12/2010
5.0/5.0
DJ on the Side provided excellent DJ & MC services for my daughter's wedding. As I was also the wedding planner, DJ on the Side made coordination so much easier by meeting with the bride & groom months before the wedding to assure that the reception music and flow was exactly what they wanted. I highly recommend them. Also, price-wise, they charged about the same as other DJs in the area.
DJ on the Side provided excellent DJ & MC services for my daughter's wedding. As I was also the wedding planner, DJ on the Read more...
DJ on the Side provided excellent DJ & MC services for my daughter's wedding. As I was also the wedding planner, DJ on the Side made coordination so much easier by meeting with the bride & groom months before the wedding to assure that the reception music and flow was exactly what they wanted. I highly recommend them. Also, price-wise, they charged about the same as other DJs in the area. Read less
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Seangela
Wedding:
6/12/2010
5.0/5.0
Chris is super to work with. Very prompt to reply to emails and return phone calls. The website was fun to play around with the planning tools. We told our DJ, Ed, to play anything that kept people having fun and we had a crowd dancing the whole night. He even played over our timeline. He was great and took requests from all the guests. We had so much fun dancing!! I was surprised by how much dancing our crowd of fairly shy/non-dancing folks kept up on the dance floor!
Chris is super to work with. Very prompt to reply to emails and return phone calls. The website was fun to play around Read more...
Chris is super to work with. Very prompt to reply to emails and return phone calls. The website was fun to play around with the planning tools. We told our DJ, Ed, to play anything that kept people having fun and we had a crowd dancing the whole night. He even played over our timeline. He was great and took requests from all the guests. We had so much fun dancing!! I was surprised by how much dancing our crowd of fairly shy/non-dancing folks kept up on the dance floor! Read less
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nharr015
Wedding:
6/12/2010
5.0/5.0
DJ on the Side Entertainment is very professional to work with. We were lucky enough to have Chris (the owner) as our DJ. Our group of friends like him so much 2 of my other friends used him too! He has the right balance of new music and old music to keep everyone dancing the whole night! He is so good at planning out the entire night. He had great equipment and knew exactly when to start switching up music depending on the moment. My husband and I live in Northern Virginia and Chris even drove up to meet us to discuss the details of the night! And he lives in Cheasapeake VA. Plus... he drove all the way out to Hot Springs, VA for my wedding, with only a small travel fee. He makes the night a great experiance!
DJ on the Side Entertainment is very professional to work with. We were lucky enough to have Chris (the owner) as our DJ. Read more...
DJ on the Side Entertainment is very professional to work with. We were lucky enough to have Chris (the owner) as our DJ. Our group of friends like him so much 2 of my other friends used him too! He has the right balance of new music and old music to keep everyone dancing the whole night! He is so good at planning out the entire night. He had great equipment and knew exactly when to start switching up music depending on the moment. My husband and I live in Northern Virginia and Chris even drove up to meet us to discuss the details of the night! And he lives in Cheasapeake VA. Plus... he drove all the way out to Hot Springs, VA for my wedding, with only a small travel fee. He makes the night a great experiance! Read less
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Mindi
Wedding:
5/22/2010
5.0/5.0
Great time - would recommend. Very prompt and great interacting with the guests.
Great time - would recommend. Very prompt and great interacting with the guests.
Great time - would recommend. Very prompt and great interacting with the guests. Read less
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RaynaJean
Wedding:
2/20/2010
5.0/5.0
You will not find better customer service than DJ on the Side. I never once sent an email or inquiry that wasn't responded to within an hour. I have never seen customer service like this. They got it right! Trevor was our DJ and was fantastic. People are still raving about the reception 3 months later! Their online system is incredible and gives you as much or little control as you want. I never once had to worry about my DJ once I booked them because I knew it would be top notch, and that it was. Truly the best of the best, and they have great prices! Seriously, it does not get any better than DJ On The Side. They make you feel like family. Even though Trevor was my DJ, Chris (the owner) made sure to check in with me and see how I was doing and how planning was going. If you want the absolute best party for your reception go with DJ On The Side. You will NOT be disappointed!
You will not find better customer service than DJ on the Side. I never once sent an email or inquiry that wasn't responded Read more...
You will not find better customer service than DJ on the Side. I never once sent an email or inquiry that wasn't responded to within an hour. I have never seen customer service like this. They got it right! Trevor was our DJ and was fantastic. People are still raving about the reception 3 months later! Their online system is incredible and gives you as much or little control as you want. I never once had to worry about my DJ once I booked them because I knew it would be top notch, and that it was. Truly the best of the best, and they have great prices! Seriously, it does not get any better than DJ On The Side. They make you feel like family. Even though Trevor was my DJ, Chris (the owner) made sure to check in with me and see how I was doing and how planning was going. If you want the absolute best party for your reception go with DJ On The Side. You will NOT be disappointed! Read less
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esmid001
Wedding:
12/31/2009
5.0/5.0
I can't recommend Dj on the Side enough. My wedding reception was a blast thanks to them! Chris was fun, professional, and a great MC. He played music the entire crowd loved from my college aged friends to my 3 year old nephew to my 80+ grandparents. My wedding was on New Year's Eve, so the DJ was one of the most important parts of the reception! Their online tools are awesome. They answer any questions you might have, whether by phone or via e-mail, super fast. Chris even helped me create the timeline for my big day! Their prices are more than fair, I actually came in under budget. Money well spent. DJ on the Side is the best choice there is!
I can't recommend Dj on the Side enough. My wedding reception was a blast thanks to them! Chris was fun, professional, and Read more...
I can't recommend Dj on the Side enough. My wedding reception was a blast thanks to them! Chris was fun, professional, and a great MC. He played music the entire crowd loved from my college aged friends to my 3 year old nephew to my 80+ grandparents. My wedding was on New Year's Eve, so the DJ was one of the most important parts of the reception! Their online tools are awesome. They answer any questions you might have, whether by phone or via e-mail, super fast. Chris even helped me create the timeline for my big day! Their prices are more than fair, I actually came in under budget. Money well spent. DJ on the Side is the best choice there is! Read less
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Ashley C
Wedding:
12/20/2009
5.0/5.0
Absolutely fanastic!
Absolutely fanastic!
Absolutely fanastic! Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
10/17/2009
5.0/5.0
Jim Myers was our DJ. He was outstanding. We had some "challenging" circumstances (terrible weather, venue-difficulties, and tricky family dynamics) - and Jim's performance helped us have a fabulous party anyway!

Chris and Cammie were professional, responsive, and pleasant.

I never worried about this vendor during our planning process, and on the day of the wedding, Jim completely lived up to our expectations.

I would recommend this company to anyone - it was a pleasure to work with them.
Jim Myers was our DJ. He was outstanding. We had some "challenging" circumstances (terrible weather, venue-difficulties, Read more...
Jim Myers was our DJ. He was outstanding. We had some "challenging" circumstances (terrible weather, venue-difficulties, and tricky family dynamics) - and Jim's performance helped us have a fabulous party anyway!

Chris and Cammie were professional, responsive, and pleasant.

I never worried about this vendor during our planning process, and on the day of the wedding, Jim completely lived up to our expectations.

I would recommend this company to anyone - it was a pleasure to work with them. Read less
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Roses4poet
Wedding:
10/16/2009
5.0/5.0
Worth every penny!!!! Our wedding was a blast and that had a lot to do with our DJ. He followed our play and do not play lists perfectly and even managed to find some obscure requests that we sent his way. If you want complete peace of mind when it comes to wedding day music, use DJ on the Side. Their website is super user friendly and it allows you to change your mind and add or delete songs and ideas as they come to you in your wedding preperations. Not only that, but the day of our DJ made us laugh and feel completely at ease with letting him guide our evening along. Would recommend him to everyone!
Worth every penny!!!! Our wedding was a blast and that had a lot to do with our DJ. He followed our play and do not play Read more...
Worth every penny!!!! Our wedding was a blast and that had a lot to do with our DJ. He followed our play and do not play lists perfectly and even managed to find some obscure requests that we sent his way. If you want complete peace of mind when it comes to wedding day music, use DJ on the Side. Their website is super user friendly and it allows you to change your mind and add or delete songs and ideas as they come to you in your wedding preperations. Not only that, but the day of our DJ made us laugh and feel completely at ease with letting him guide our evening along. Would recommend him to everyone! Read less
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trixiemami
Wedding:
9/6/2009
5.0/5.0
Above and beyond the BEST of the best!! Our DJ ryan Brooks was AMAZING!! The whole process with owner Chris was easy and the level of customer service is great! The flow of the night couldn't of been better. Ryan went with the flow of the crowd, even finding soundbytes and songs that I though would be impossible. DEFINITELY consider DJ on the side before anyone else!! You won't regret it!! You guys rock :)
Above and beyond the BEST of the best!! Our DJ ryan Brooks was AMAZING!! The whole process with owner Chris was easy and Read more...
Above and beyond the BEST of the best!! Our DJ ryan Brooks was AMAZING!! The whole process with owner Chris was easy and the level of customer service is great! The flow of the night couldn't of been better. Ryan went with the flow of the crowd, even finding soundbytes and songs that I though would be impossible. DEFINITELY consider DJ on the side before anyone else!! You won't regret it!! You guys rock :) Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
8/15/2009
5.0/5.0
Wonderful. I read a lot of reviews on this site before booking them for our wedding and couldn't have been more pleased. After placing an inquiry online I received a call and an estimate from the company's owner in less than an hour. From that moment on their staff did all they could to accommodate us. My husband and I were states apart and the DJ was great about helping us do as much as we could over the internet and met with us at the drop of a hat when we were able to get in town. My husband and I are really not fans of all the silly dance songs but when our guests continued to request them he refused until he had verbal permission from the bride. After the wedding he gave us a CD with all of the songs he played on it and since the whole day was a blur it's so nice to have. Mike was our DJ but I feel like anyone from the company would do an excellent job.
Wonderful. I read a lot of reviews on this site before booking them for our wedding and couldn't have been more pleased. Read more...
Wonderful. I read a lot of reviews on this site before booking them for our wedding and couldn't have been more pleased. After placing an inquiry online I received a call and an estimate from the company's owner in less than an hour. From that moment on their staff did all they could to accommodate us. My husband and I were states apart and the DJ was great about helping us do as much as we could over the internet and met with us at the drop of a hat when we were able to get in town. My husband and I are really not fans of all the silly dance songs but when our guests continued to request them he refused until he had verbal permission from the bride. After the wedding he gave us a CD with all of the songs he played on it and since the whole day was a blur it's so nice to have. Mike was our DJ but I feel like anyone from the company would do an excellent job. Read less
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Ryan
Wedding:
7/4/2009
5.0/5.0
We worked with Ryan Brooks from DJ on the Side. He was excellent and we would work with him (and/or DJ on the Side) again in a heartbeat.
We worked with Ryan Brooks from DJ on the Side. He was excellent and we would work with him (and/or DJ on the Side) again Read more...
We worked with Ryan Brooks from DJ on the Side. He was excellent and we would work with him (and/or DJ on the Side) again in a heartbeat. Read less
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Carrie
Wedding:
6/27/2009
5.0/5.0
Chris was the dj at our wedding. We were so pleased with the entire experience. From the moment I met him, I was confident he would do a great job. His service helped in making our wedding day special!!
Chris was the dj at our wedding. We were so pleased with the entire experience. From the moment I met him, I was confident Read more...
Chris was the dj at our wedding. We were so pleased with the entire experience. From the moment I met him, I was confident he would do a great job. His service helped in making our wedding day special!! Read less
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elle_vee
Wedding:
6/20/2009
5.0/5.0
DJ on the Side is without a doubt the best DJ company I have ever interacted with - either as the individual in charge of hiring or simply someone enjoying the music. Although my wedding was more than 2 years ago, when I heard about how many brides are using WeddingWire for recommendations, I had to write a review. We worked very closely with Chris, Cammie, and our DJ Ryan. Every step of the process was so easy and literally could not have been improved in any way. Ryan kept guests - from ages two and a half to over eighty - on the dance floor all night. Guests actually tried to bribe him to keep the dance music going when we paused for cake. Ryan was professional, accessible, and very friendly. I would use DJ on the Side for any and every event. Their level of service, their prices, and their customer-service oriented attitude cannot be beat. Choosing DJ on the Side is one of the very best wedding planning decisions I made.
DJ on the Side is without a doubt the best DJ company I have ever interacted with - either as the individual in charge of Read more...
DJ on the Side is without a doubt the best DJ company I have ever interacted with - either as the individual in charge of hiring or simply someone enjoying the music. Although my wedding was more than 2 years ago, when I heard about how many brides are using WeddingWire for recommendations, I had to write a review. We worked very closely with Chris, Cammie, and our DJ Ryan. Every step of the process was so easy and literally could not have been improved in any way. Ryan kept guests - from ages two and a half to over eighty - on the dance floor all night. Guests actually tried to bribe him to keep the dance music going when we paused for cake. Ryan was professional, accessible, and very friendly. I would use DJ on the Side for any and every event. Their level of service, their prices, and their customer-service oriented attitude cannot be beat. Choosing DJ on the Side is one of the very best wedding planning decisions I made. Read less
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vabride
Wedding:
6/13/2009
5.0/5.0
DJ on the Side was so wonderful to work with. They made it easy to make our music selections and were very accomodating. After meeting with the owner, he picked the DJ whom he thought best fit what type of reception we wanted and he nailed it on the head! We couldn't have asked for a better DJ company and high reccomend booking with them for your wedding or other event.
DJ on the Side was so wonderful to work with. They made it easy to make our music selections and were very accomodating. Read more...
DJ on the Side was so wonderful to work with. They made it easy to make our music selections and were very accomodating. After meeting with the owner, he picked the DJ whom he thought best fit what type of reception we wanted and he nailed it on the head! We couldn't have asked for a better DJ company and high reccomend booking with them for your wedding or other event. Read less
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Vanessa
Wedding:
4/18/2009
5.0/5.0
Chris and Jim at DJ on the Side were absolutely fantastic! They helped so much in the planning leading up to the wedding and were always extremely prompt with responses to any of our questions. Jim did such a great job at the wedding and he really knew how to keep the party going. They are extremely professional and really know there stuff! We would recommend them to anyone!
Chris and Jim at DJ on the Side were absolutely fantastic! They helped so much in the planning leading up to the wedding Read more...
Chris and Jim at DJ on the Side were absolutely fantastic! They helped so much in the planning leading up to the wedding and were always extremely prompt with responses to any of our questions. Jim did such a great job at the wedding and he really knew how to keep the party going. They are extremely professional and really know there stuff! We would recommend them to anyone! Read less
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sara619
Wedding:
3/28/2009
5.0/5.0
Chris DJ'ed our wedding and did a fantastic job. Highly recommend. We gave him a list of the songs we liked and everything he played fit our taste. So many of my friends have horror stories about spending the night reeling in their DJ. We had none of that. Can't say enough good things about them!
Chris DJ'ed our wedding and did a fantastic job. Highly recommend. We gave him a list of the songs we liked and everything Read more...
Chris DJ'ed our wedding and did a fantastic job. Highly recommend. We gave him a list of the songs we liked and everything he played fit our taste. So many of my friends have horror stories about spending the night reeling in their DJ. We had none of that. Can't say enough good things about them! Read less
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Liz
Wedding:
3/6/2009
5.0/5.0
Chris from DJ on the Side was fantastic! From the moment we met with him we knew that this company was perfect for our reception. He was wonderful at making suggestions for our reception as well as the ceremony. Anytime we had a question, he quickly responded by phone or email. Thoughout the night we had numerous compliments on the quality work he did. We would gladly recommend DJ on the Side to our friends and family. Thank you Chris.
Chris from DJ on the Side was fantastic! From the moment we met with him we knew that this company was perfect for our Read more...
Chris from DJ on the Side was fantastic! From the moment we met with him we knew that this company was perfect for our reception. He was wonderful at making suggestions for our reception as well as the ceremony. Anytime we had a question, he quickly responded by phone or email. Thoughout the night we had numerous compliments on the quality work he did. We would gladly recommend DJ on the Side to our friends and family. Thank you Chris. Read less
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Shaina
Wedding:
10/25/2008
5.0/5.0
Chris and his team are FABULOUS! I must thank them immensely for their ability to be flexible and helpful during our wedding day. When we had venue problems, Cammie and Jim were right there making sure everything was setup and ready given the impending threat of rain. Also, Cammie was great at directing the family members, bridesmaids and me to walk down the aisle. Jim was perfect throughout the reception and was even able to change up the timeline a bit for us when we decided to do dinner a bit earlier than we initially thought. He kept the room dancing all night and I truly didn't want to end. Even better my now husband was on the floor all night with me. Their website, their quick responses and their great price make this a company to use for all your events!
Chris and his team are FABULOUS! I must thank them immensely for their ability to be flexible and helpful during our Read more...
Chris and his team are FABULOUS! I must thank them immensely for their ability to be flexible and helpful during our wedding day. When we had venue problems, Cammie and Jim were right there making sure everything was setup and ready given the impending threat of rain. Also, Cammie was great at directing the family members, bridesmaids and me to walk down the aisle. Jim was perfect throughout the reception and was even able to change up the timeline a bit for us when we decided to do dinner a bit earlier than we initially thought. He kept the room dancing all night and I truly didn't want to end. Even better my now husband was on the floor all night with me. Their website, their quick responses and their great price make this a company to use for all your events! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Thomas Bell was fantastic. He kept the wedding momentum going. He was a great DJ and very helpful. Our day would not have been complete without him there.
Thomas Bell was fantastic. He kept the wedding momentum going. He was a great DJ and very helpful. Our day would not have Read more...
Thomas Bell was fantastic. He kept the wedding momentum going. He was a great DJ and very helpful. Our day would not have been complete without him there. Read less
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lizzyz78
Wedding:
8/2/2008
5.0/5.0
We worked with Chris for our wedding, and we're both so thrilled we made such an excellent choice. Chris was always available to answer our questions when we had them before the wedding and put any reservations or worries I had to rest. He was frank, easygoing and very professional.

The DJ on the Side website is really easy to use and a lot of fun. They've posted songs that other couples have used, which we found very helpful whenever we were stuck.

At the wedding, he was perfect. The introductions were a breeze and the music during dinner was exactly what we had wanted. He even helped out the best man during his speech! At the reception, he played the best music. All of my friends have told me that they've never had so much fun as they did at ours, and I can easily say that 95% of that was because of Chris. There was never an empty dance floor, and everyone was dancing the night away. I couldn't recommend Chris and DJ on the Side any more.
We worked with Chris for our wedding, and we're both so thrilled we made such an excellent choice. Chris was always Read more...
We worked with Chris for our wedding, and we're both so thrilled we made such an excellent choice. Chris was always available to answer our questions when we had them before the wedding and put any reservations or worries I had to rest. He was frank, easygoing and very professional.

The DJ on the Side website is really easy to use and a lot of fun. They've posted songs that other couples have used, which we found very helpful whenever we were stuck.

At the wedding, he was perfect. The introductions were a breeze and the music during dinner was exactly what we had wanted. He even helped out the best man during his speech! At the reception, he played the best music. All of my friends have told me that they've never had so much fun as they did at ours, and I can easily say that 95% of that was because of Chris. There was never an empty dance floor, and everyone was dancing the night away. I couldn't recommend Chris and DJ on the Side any more. Read less
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oysterva
Wedding:
8/2/2008
5.0/5.0
Andy and I have had the best experience with DJ on the Side! When inquiring about availability, an e-mail was sent within 24 hours with information. With our hectic schedules and living on the Eastern Shore, Chris was accommodating on when and where to meet for our first meeting. He was great with understanding our needs and choosing the right DJ for us. Andy and I loved that we were able to go online and fill out a timeline of what will happen during the night and especially enjoyed adding favorite songs to be played during the reception. Cammie was such a pleasure talking to on the phone and via e-mail. And what can we say about our DJ Mike? We loved him! We could not have asked for anyone better. Mike went beyond his duties. It rained during our outdoor reception and for safety reasons had to stop the music. When the rain finally stopped, Mike went on to play the night away. We never expected him to continue playing over his allotted time but he did. His actions spoke so much about his character and the quality of DJs that Chris has on his team. I have had so many people come up to me after the reception telling me that they had such a great time and that they've never danced so much in their whole entire life! I would highly recommend DJ on the Side for your special day!
Andy and I have had the best experience with DJ on the Side! When inquiring about availability, an e-mail was sent within Read more...
Andy and I have had the best experience with DJ on the Side! When inquiring about availability, an e-mail was sent within 24 hours with information. With our hectic schedules and living on the Eastern Shore, Chris was accommodating on when and where to meet for our first meeting. He was great with understanding our needs and choosing the right DJ for us. Andy and I loved that we were able to go online and fill out a timeline of what will happen during the night and especially enjoyed adding favorite songs to be played during the reception. Cammie was such a pleasure talking to on the phone and via e-mail. And what can we say about our DJ Mike? We loved him! We could not have asked for anyone better. Mike went beyond his duties. It rained during our outdoor reception and for safety reasons had to stop the music. When the rain finally stopped, Mike went on to play the night away. We never expected him to continue playing over his allotted time but he did. His actions spoke so much about his character and the quality of DJs that Chris has on his team. I have had so many people come up to me after the reception telling me that they had such a great time and that they've never danced so much in their whole entire life! I would highly recommend DJ on the Side for your special day! Read less
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Katie
Wedding:
7/19/2008
5.0/5.0
DJ on the Side did an amazing job at my reception. The music and dancing was the highlight of the evening.
DJ on the Side did an amazing job at my reception. The music and dancing was the highlight of the evening.
DJ on the Side did an amazing job at my reception. The music and dancing was the highlight of the evening. Read less
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Megan
Wedding:
6/28/2008
5.0/5.0
DJ on the Side did a wonderful job at my wedding reception. They met with us before the wedding to get to know us and our tastes. They played a wonderful mix of music that suited us perfectly and most importantly, they got everyone up on the floor and dancing. A wonderful choice for our wedding!
DJ on the Side did a wonderful job at my wedding reception. They met with us before the wedding to get to know us and our Read more...
DJ on the Side did a wonderful job at my wedding reception. They met with us before the wedding to get to know us and our tastes. They played a wonderful mix of music that suited us perfectly and most importantly, they got everyone up on the floor and dancing. A wonderful choice for our wedding! Read less
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cesar_ww
Wedding:
6/21/2008
5.0/5.0
Chris at DJontheSide was great to work with. Great ideas, as well as a great listener of what we were looking for in a Wedding DJ. His online song selection process was very effective. Sound quality was great throughout the night. Highly recommend.
Chris at DJontheSide was great to work with. Great ideas, as well as a great listener of what we were looking for in a Read more...
Chris at DJontheSide was great to work with. Great ideas, as well as a great listener of what we were looking for in a Wedding DJ. His online song selection process was very effective. Sound quality was great throughout the night. Highly recommend. Read less
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Megan
Wedding:
6/21/2008
5.0/5.0
I had so many compliments! They are awesome! They are very professional and involved throughout the planning process. Easy to contact and communicate! I definitely reccommend them for your special day!
I had so many compliments! They are awesome! They are very professional and involved throughout the planning process. Easy Read more...
I had so many compliments! They are awesome! They are very professional and involved throughout the planning process. Easy to contact and communicate! I definitely reccommend them for your special day! Read less
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CNUheathbar06
Wedding:
5/31/2008
5.0/5.0
Chris was awesome to work with. Couldn't have asked for more help with my time line of events for the reception. He was a big help with my music selections and very flexible when it came to meetings before the wedding.
Chris was awesome to work with. Couldn't have asked for more help with my time line of events for the reception. He was a Read more...
Chris was awesome to work with. Couldn't have asked for more help with my time line of events for the reception. He was a big help with my music selections and very flexible when it came to meetings before the wedding. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ
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Jillian
Wedding:
4/5/2008
5.0/5.0
When DJ on the Side says they're different, they really mean it. They are not another typical bad-DJ-for-thousands-of-dollars company, but a company that truly cares about your event and will help in any way they can. The owner, Chris, was so friendly and helpful throughout the planning, and their online resources were PERFECT-you make song lists for "must play" songs, "play if possible" songs, and "do not play" songs (i.e. the chicken dance :)). Our actual DJ, Ryan, could not have been more perfect. He was energetic, spoke at the right times to let everyone know what was going on but wasn't overbearing, and obviously loves what he does. To this day, almost 8 months later, we still get compliments on our DJ and how great he was!!! On top of everything else, DJ on the side is reasonably priced. Compared to other DJ's in the area (many of whom we met with), DJ on the Side is worth every penny and then some. Don't waste your time looking at any other DJ's, because you won't find any better than DJ on the Side.
When DJ on the Side says they're different, they really mean it. They are not another typical Read more...
When DJ on the Side says they're different, they really mean it. They are not another typical bad-DJ-for-thousands-of-dollars company, but a company that truly cares about your event and will help in any way they can. The owner, Chris, was so friendly and helpful throughout the planning, and their online resources were PERFECT-you make song lists for "must play" songs, "play if possible" songs, and "do not play" songs (i.e. the chicken dance :)). Our actual DJ, Ryan, could not have been more perfect. He was energetic, spoke at the right times to let everyone know what was going on but wasn't overbearing, and obviously loves what he does. To this day, almost 8 months later, we still get compliments on our DJ and how great he was!!! On top of everything else, DJ on the side is reasonably priced. Compared to other DJ's in the area (many of whom we met with), DJ on the Side is worth every penny and then some. Don't waste your time looking at any other DJ's, because you won't find any better than DJ on the Side. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Ed McAndrews from DJOTHS was the best. He knew what songs to play when and just an overall great guy!
Ed McAndrews from DJOTHS was the best. He knew what songs to play when and just an overall great guy!
Ed McAndrews from DJOTHS was the best. He knew what songs to play when and just an overall great guy! Read less
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Alanna
Wedding:
3/29/2008
5.0/5.0
DJ on the Side was wonderful to work with. Our DJ was Chris and he was friendly, professional, and extremely helpful. We booked him months in advance, yet he kept in contact with us and even set up another meeting to go over details the closer it got to the wedding. Chris even worked up a timeline for the wedding day which was totally an unexpected surprise. He really made the planning process that much easier. DJ on the Side tailors the service to each couple and they sit down with you and determine the direction you want your reception to go. On the wedding day, Chris was able to read the crowd and would change the music with the mood of the people. I was shocked at how many people were still there for the very last song. My husband and I would highly recommend DJ on the Side!
DJ on the Side was wonderful to work with. Our DJ was Chris and he was friendly, professional, and extremely helpful. We Read more...
DJ on the Side was wonderful to work with. Our DJ was Chris and he was friendly, professional, and extremely helpful. We booked him months in advance, yet he kept in contact with us and even set up another meeting to go over details the closer it got to the wedding. Chris even worked up a timeline for the wedding day which was totally an unexpected surprise. He really made the planning process that much easier. DJ on the Side tailors the service to each couple and they sit down with you and determine the direction you want your reception to go. On the wedding day, Chris was able to read the crowd and would change the music with the mood of the people. I was shocked at how many people were still there for the very last song. My husband and I would highly recommend DJ on the Side! Read less
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J
Wedding:
2/22/2008
5.0/5.0
Chris Phillips, the owner, was extremely responsive and wonderful to work with. He drove from Chesapeake to Northern Virginia for two meetings, which was a great time saver for us (wedding was held in Richmond). I highly recommend hiring Chris!
Chris Phillips, the owner, was extremely responsive and wonderful to work with. He drove from Chesapeake to Northern Read more...
Chris Phillips, the owner, was extremely responsive and wonderful to work with. He drove from Chesapeake to Northern Virginia for two meetings, which was a great time saver for us (wedding was held in Richmond). I highly recommend hiring Chris! Read less
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smileitsme
Wedding:
1/12/2008
5.0/5.0
I could not have been more pleased with Ryan's performance from DJ on the side. He went above and beyond, not only playing music, but becoming a master of ceremonies. Professional, fun, and obviously talented, DJ on the side offers the best quality of DJing services around. I would highly recommend them to anyone needing a DJ for any event.
I could not have been more pleased with Ryan's performance from DJ on the side. He went above and beyond, not only playing Read more...
I could not have been more pleased with Ryan's performance from DJ on the side. He went above and beyond, not only playing music, but becoming a master of ceremonies. Professional, fun, and obviously talented, DJ on the side offers the best quality of DJing services around. I would highly recommend them to anyone needing a DJ for any event. Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
1/5/2008
5.0/5.0
As I told Chris when I gave him his tip, if all wedding vendors were like him, wedding planning would be completely stress-free! He was definitely the most costumer service oriented vendor out of all of my wedding vendors. He came highly recommended by other brides on the Knot, and he absolutely deserves it. He would send me emails or call to check in with me, in case I needed anything. His fee was definitely reasonable, and you can tell that he takes pride in doing a fantastic job for you…which he does! With such a small guest list, I was a bit worried about keeping everyone dancing, but by the end of the night, it seemed like everyone was dancing! He knew exactly what to play, and was also able to sneak in some songs that we requested. Really, he was the perfect wedding vendor.
As I told Chris when I gave him his tip, if all wedding vendors were like him, wedding planning would be completely Read more...
As I told Chris when I gave him his tip, if all wedding vendors were like him, wedding planning would be completely stress-free! He was definitely the most costumer service oriented vendor out of all of my wedding vendors. He came highly recommended by other brides on the Knot, and he absolutely deserves it. He would send me emails or call to check in with me, in case I needed anything. His fee was definitely reasonable, and you can tell that he takes pride in doing a fantastic job for you…which he does! With such a small guest list, I was a bit worried about keeping everyone dancing, but by the end of the night, it seemed like everyone was dancing! He knew exactly what to play, and was also able to sneak in some songs that we requested. Really, he was the perfect wedding vendor. Read less
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Zeher
Wedding:
12/2/2007
5.0/5.0
Working with the team at DJ on the Side was one of the best parts of planning my wedding. We met with the owner first and got a really good feeling about the company, so much so we decided to go with them at that moment. We only had time for one meeting with the Ryan, the DJ who also performed as a Master of Ceremonies at the reception, and all we can say is that everything was perfect. He kept the night going, got all our special requests, and even came up with the idea for a game which everyone mentioned was their favorite part of the night.
Working with the team at DJ on the Side was one of the best parts of planning my wedding. We met with the owner first and Read more...
Working with the team at DJ on the Side was one of the best parts of planning my wedding. We met with the owner first and got a really good feeling about the company, so much so we decided to go with them at that moment. We only had time for one meeting with the Ryan, the DJ who also performed as a Master of Ceremonies at the reception, and all we can say is that everything was perfect. He kept the night going, got all our special requests, and even came up with the idea for a game which everyone mentioned was their favorite part of the night. Read less
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Corinne
Wedding:
11/10/2007
5.0/5.0
DJ on the Side did a fantastic job for our Wedding Reception. From first contact to the last song everything went very well. Ryan is an awesome DJ and did a great job. We would recommend the company to anyone.
DJ on the Side did a fantastic job for our Wedding Reception. From first contact to the last song everything went very Read more...
DJ on the Side did a fantastic job for our Wedding Reception. From first contact to the last song everything went very well. Ryan is an awesome DJ and did a great job. We would recommend the company to anyone. Read less
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Anna
Wedding:
10/27/2007
5.0/5.0
I came across DJ on the Side based on some fellow brides recommendations and after my first contact with Chris I was sold. Chris is a genuinely nice guy and was repeatedly checking in and offering me any assistance I needed since he knew we were planning from so far away. Even offering to go take some pictures of the venue for us:) We didn't get to meet till a couple days before the wedding and after going over the music again I knew he got "our style" and we would have the kind of music we loved. Chris kept people dancing all night and was very unobtrusive. I highly recommend Chris or his other staff at DJ on the Side.
I came across DJ on the Side based on some fellow brides recommendations and after my first contact with Chris I was sold. Read more...
I came across DJ on the Side based on some fellow brides recommendations and after my first contact with Chris I was sold. Chris is a genuinely nice guy and was repeatedly checking in and offering me any assistance I needed since he knew we were planning from so far away. Even offering to go take some pictures of the venue for us:) We didn't get to meet till a couple days before the wedding and after going over the music again I knew he got "our style" and we would have the kind of music we loved. Chris kept people dancing all night and was very unobtrusive. I highly recommend Chris or his other staff at DJ on the Side. Read less
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echebetar
Wedding:
10/13/2007
5.0/5.0
DJ on the Side provided excellent service. They have a vast music library, and an online tool enabling the bride and groom to pre-select songs from the library, and place into 1 of 3 categories: Definitely Must Play, Play if Have Time, and Do Not Play. We utilized the "Do Not Play" list, and it worked like a charm! No Electric Slide or Chicken Dance at our reception!

The DJ for both the ceremony and reception were extremely professional. For the reception, our DJ did a wonderful job of getting people onto the dance floor, as well as acting as MC for the evening.

I wouuld highly recommend this DJ to anyone in the Hampton Roads area.
DJ on the Side provided excellent service. They have a vast music library, and an online tool enabling the bride and groom Read more...
DJ on the Side provided excellent service. They have a vast music library, and an online tool enabling the bride and groom to pre-select songs from the library, and place into 1 of 3 categories: Definitely Must Play, Play if Have Time, and Do Not Play. We utilized the "Do Not Play" list, and it worked like a charm! No Electric Slide or Chicken Dance at our reception!

The DJ for both the ceremony and reception were extremely professional. For the reception, our DJ did a wonderful job of getting people onto the dance floor, as well as acting as MC for the evening.

I wouuld highly recommend this DJ to anyone in the Hampton Roads area. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ, Unique Services
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paul
Wedding:
10/6/2007
5.0/5.0
5 stars across the board for Ryan. He did exactly what we asked him to do. Played the music we wanted, and kept the atmosphere exactly the way it was supposed to be.
5 stars across the board for Ryan. He did exactly what we asked him to do. Played the music we wanted, and kept the Read more...
5 stars across the board for Ryan. He did exactly what we asked him to do. Played the music we wanted, and kept the atmosphere exactly the way it was supposed to be. Read less
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Kelli
Wedding:
10/6/2007
5.0/5.0
Chris from DJ on the Side was awesome! The professionalism, responsiveness and flexibility was unmatched! We have already referred many people to Chris. Everyone at our wedding was dancing and laughing the entire reception and we attribute that to Chris. We could not have asked for a better DJ. Matter of fact he DJ'd for my company holiday party last December-he received RAVE reviews there as well. We feel that he made our reception what it was and we will always be grateful to him for contributing to the most special day of our lives!
Chris from DJ on the Side was awesome! The professionalism, responsiveness and flexibility was unmatched! We have already Read more...
Chris from DJ on the Side was awesome! The professionalism, responsiveness and flexibility was unmatched! We have already referred many people to Chris. Everyone at our wedding was dancing and laughing the entire reception and we attribute that to Chris. We could not have asked for a better DJ. Matter of fact he DJ'd for my company holiday party last December-he received RAVE reviews there as well. We feel that he made our reception what it was and we will always be grateful to him for contributing to the most special day of our lives! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Chris (the owner) did our wedding, and he ROCKED!!! Everything about working w/him and his company was stellar. The web site even allows you to create a list of songs you would like to hear, what to use for specific dances, and which songs you absolutely do NOT want to hear, no matter what. He actually told one of our guests that he did not have a copy of The Chicken Dance b/c he "forgot" to upload it! (We had already told her repeatedly that we did not want it played at the reception.) And, he was very accommodating when we ran late from the wedding/getting pics taken afterwards. He also has an excellent speaking voice, and did well with all announcements. We really enjoyed this aspect of our night, and we hope to use this vendor again in the future. (They do all kinds of functions.)
Chris (the owner) did our wedding, and he ROCKED!!! Everything about working w/him and his company was stellar. The web Read more...
Chris (the owner) did our wedding, and he ROCKED!!! Everything about working w/him and his company was stellar. The web site even allows you to create a list of songs you would like to hear, what to use for specific dances, and which songs you absolutely do NOT want to hear, no matter what. He actually told one of our guests that he did not have a copy of The Chicken Dance b/c he "forgot" to upload it! (We had already told her repeatedly that we did not want it played at the reception.) And, he was very accommodating when we ran late from the wedding/getting pics taken afterwards. He also has an excellent speaking voice, and did well with all announcements. We really enjoyed this aspect of our night, and we hope to use this vendor again in the future. (They do all kinds of functions.) Read less
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Kiersten
Wedding:
8/25/2007
5.0/5.0
DJ on the Side is a great company! They came highly recommended to me and now I will recommend them to any future brides! Chris came out to my house to meet with me, my groom and parents just to explain the services and to get to know us. Ryan was our DJ for the night and he also made a trip out meet us and get the feel of our wedding reception. We picked a few songs but mainly left it up to Ryan to keep the crowd interested. He did a great job!! It was so nice to find someone we could trust to make our wedding reception so much fun! We STILL have people telling us it's the best wedding they've ever been too! This company is truly professional, but more importantly knows how to make people have a good time!
DJ on the Side is a great company! They came highly recommended to me and now I will recommend them to any future brides! Read more...
DJ on the Side is a great company! They came highly recommended to me and now I will recommend them to any future brides! Chris came out to my house to meet with me, my groom and parents just to explain the services and to get to know us. Ryan was our DJ for the night and he also made a trip out meet us and get the feel of our wedding reception. We picked a few songs but mainly left it up to Ryan to keep the crowd interested. He did a great job!! It was so nice to find someone we could trust to make our wedding reception so much fun! We STILL have people telling us it's the best wedding they've ever been too! This company is truly professional, but more importantly knows how to make people have a good time! Read less
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mappslaw
Wedding:
8/11/2007
5.0/5.0
We found Chris on the Knot and my husband was completely opposed to using a dj. Once we met with Chris, he sold my husband and we don't regret the choice for a second. He was there all night. His extra cost was minimal for the fun we had thanks to his music. Our picture is on his site and it really displays the great night everyone had. Chris gives you the personal touch you need. I specifically told him no requests would be honored from my drunk sisters as the night wore on without my approval. Bridezillaish I know but he honored my request. That worked out well and no one even realized he was clearing things with me. Chris is incredibly professional and knows how to read any audience.
We found Chris on the Knot and my husband was completely opposed to using a dj. Once we met with Chris, he sold my husband Read more...
We found Chris on the Knot and my husband was completely opposed to using a dj. Once we met with Chris, he sold my husband and we don't regret the choice for a second. He was there all night. His extra cost was minimal for the fun we had thanks to his music. Our picture is on his site and it really displays the great night everyone had. Chris gives you the personal touch you need. I specifically told him no requests would be honored from my drunk sisters as the night wore on without my approval. Bridezillaish I know but he honored my request. That worked out well and no one even realized he was clearing things with me. Chris is incredibly professional and knows how to read any audience. Read less
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jgoff
Wedding:
8/4/2007
5.0/5.0
DJ on the Side was a wonderful choice for my DJ. They worked with me for the special needs of my wedding and helped to create a very memorable night. Fabulous choice and highly recommended.
DJ on the Side was a wonderful choice for my DJ. They worked with me for the special needs of my wedding and helped to Read more...
DJ on the Side was a wonderful choice for my DJ. They worked with me for the special needs of my wedding and helped to create a very memorable night. Fabulous choice and highly recommended. Read less
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mwhea6am
Wedding:
9/8/2007
5.0/5.0
I would recommend DJ on the Side to anyone in a heartbeat. I have had so many guests tell me they loved our music and that our wedding was the most fun reception they had ever been to. Thanks Chris!
I would recommend DJ on the Side to anyone in a heartbeat. I have had so many guests tell me they loved our music and that Read more...
I would recommend DJ on the Side to anyone in a heartbeat. I have had so many guests tell me they loved our music and that our wedding was the most fun reception they had ever been to. Thanks Chris! Read less
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Virginia
Wedding:
4/13/2013
4.9/5.0
Trevor was our DJ from DJ on the Side for our wedding and he was great to work with. Chris was our contact with the company and he was quick and responsive when it came to booking, payments, etc. Trevor did a great job at our reception getting everyone up and dancing and engaging the crowd. He really worked with us before hand to make sure that we got the type of music we wanted during dinner, for special dances, and for larger dance sets. He even put together a custom mix song for my father-daughter dance. I couldn't believe so many people were always on the dance floor throughout the night!
We were able to use DJ on the Side's web program to set up a timeline for the reception which was helpful for both the DJ and the rest of our vendors. Overall, they did a great job and I would absolutely use them again!
Trevor was our DJ from DJ on the Side for our wedding and he was great to work with. Chris was our contact with the Read more...
Trevor was our DJ from DJ on the Side for our wedding and he was great to work with. Chris was our contact with the company and he was quick and responsive when it came to booking, payments, etc. Trevor did a great job at our reception getting everyone up and dancing and engaging the crowd. He really worked with us before hand to make sure that we got the type of music we wanted during dinner, for special dances, and for larger dance sets. He even put together a custom mix song for my father-daughter dance. I couldn't believe so many people were always on the dance floor throughout the night!
We were able to use DJ on the Side's web program to set up a timeline for the reception which was helpful for both the DJ and the rest of our vendors. Overall, they did a great job and I would absolutely use them again! Read less
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DJ on the Side Entertainment responded with the following comments:

Virginia,

Thanks for the kind words and for having me as a part of your celebration. I enjoyed working with you. Your father-daughter dance was one I'll never forget! You had a great crowd that helped to make things easy. They were certainly a factor in your even turning out so well. If you have any other friends or family getting married in the future, please give them my name. Congratulations again to you both!

Trevor
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Hannah.and.Seth
Wedding:
7/1/2011
4.9/5.0
Fantastic! We worked with Ryan, we got along with him fantastically! Highly recommend him, he was super professional, and even worked with my husband to pull of some surprises, I had no clue. A night to remember thanks to Dj on the side
Fantastic! We worked with Ryan, we got along with him fantastically! Highly recommend him, he was super professional, and Read more...
Fantastic! We worked with Ryan, we got along with him fantastically! Highly recommend him, he was super professional, and even worked with my husband to pull of some surprises, I had no clue. A night to remember thanks to Dj on the side Read less
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Lindsay
Wedding:
7/11/2009
4.9/5.0
Amazing! We had Mike and Tommy and they were fantastic! Chris's wife was there to and she worked well with my DOC. I would highly, highly recommend DJ on the Side to anyone. Long after the wedding was over, we were still recieving comments on how great Tommy did. He played a great variety of music and mixed some things too! Chris actually met with us and helped us put together the schedule for the reception, which helped me a lot! My only complaint was that I wished Mike had called me more than two days before the day to discuss names and schedules. Otherwise, this was such a positive experience.
Amazing! We had Mike and Tommy and they were fantastic! Chris's wife was there to and she worked well with my DOC. I would Read more...
Amazing! We had Mike and Tommy and they were fantastic! Chris's wife was there to and she worked well with my DOC. I would highly, highly recommend DJ on the Side to anyone. Long after the wedding was over, we were still recieving comments on how great Tommy did. He played a great variety of music and mixed some things too! Chris actually met with us and helped us put together the schedule for the reception, which helped me a lot! My only complaint was that I wished Mike had called me more than two days before the day to discuss names and schedules. Otherwise, this was such a positive experience. Read less
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Chevon
Wedding:
12/29/2007
4.9/5.0
Working with DJ on the Side was a wonderful experience! I really enjoyed getting the chance to meet and talk with the DJ that was doing our wedding before the date. This really helped to calm my nerves, and the DJ got a chance to know our personality and style so that he could better serve us. Another great feature was the client website, where on our own time, we could pick songs that we wanted played and construct the whole program from the comfort of your home. The owner, Chris, responds back to any questions in a VERY fast and timely manner. I do not have that many bad things to say at all..... the wedding reception was great!!
Working with DJ on the Side was a wonderful experience! I really enjoyed getting the chance to meet and talk with the DJ Read more...
Working with DJ on the Side was a wonderful experience! I really enjoyed getting the chance to meet and talk with the DJ that was doing our wedding before the date. This really helped to calm my nerves, and the DJ got a chance to know our personality and style so that he could better serve us. Another great feature was the client website, where on our own time, we could pick songs that we wanted played and construct the whole program from the comfort of your home. The owner, Chris, responds back to any questions in a VERY fast and timely manner. I do not have that many bad things to say at all..... the wedding reception was great!! Read less
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Heather
Wedding:
12/29/2007
4.9/5.0
My husband and I would both highly recommend Dj on the Side Entertainment. Our Dj was Thomas Bell and he was great! We had guests from all age groups and everyone had a blast dancing the night away to the tunes he played.
My husband and I would both highly recommend Dj on the Side Entertainment. Our Dj was Thomas Bell and he was great! We had Read more...
My husband and I would both highly recommend Dj on the Side Entertainment. Our Dj was Thomas Bell and he was great! We had guests from all age groups and everyone had a blast dancing the night away to the tunes he played. Read less
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Tessa
Wedding:
9/22/2012
4.8/5.0
Trevor from DJ On the Side was our DJ, and he was fantastic. From our very first meeting with him, I was impressed. He was the first DJ (and I had met with several) that took the time to really explain everything to me, showed me pictures of previous events, and answered a slew of questions. He also did a great job acting as MC at our reception. The company has a great online program where you can make a song request list, and a do not play list. I would definitely recommend these guys, they were wonderful to work with, and they kept it classy, and VERY fun.
Trevor from DJ On the Side was our DJ, and he was fantastic. From our very first meeting with him, I was impressed. He was Read more...
Trevor from DJ On the Side was our DJ, and he was fantastic. From our very first meeting with him, I was impressed. He was the first DJ (and I had met with several) that took the time to really explain everything to me, showed me pictures of previous events, and answered a slew of questions. He also did a great job acting as MC at our reception. The company has a great online program where you can make a song request list, and a do not play list. I would definitely recommend these guys, they were wonderful to work with, and they kept it classy, and VERY fun. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.8/5.0
We had a wonderful experience with Chris. Any time we met with him he was friendly, and eager to be helpful. On the day of the wedding he did a great job of conveying mine and my husbands' personalities through the music. He even managed to play some very hard to find, but sentimental songs for us. We couldn't have been happier!
We had a wonderful experience with Chris. Any time we met with him he was friendly, and eager to be helpful. On the day of Read more...
We had a wonderful experience with Chris. Any time we met with him he was friendly, and eager to be helpful. On the day of the wedding he did a great job of conveying mine and my husbands' personalities through the music. He even managed to play some very hard to find, but sentimental songs for us. We couldn't have been happier! Read less
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Jena
Wedding:
6/8/2012
4.8/5.0
We went with DJ on the side after talking to our venue and we couldn't be happier. Trevor, our DJ had so many great ideas that we ended up using on our big day. Some of the smallest details end up being the good ones. He was so great. He came on bored towards the end and didn't miss a beat. I would do it all over again. This company caters to what you want on your day!!!! He did so well at seeing our vision. My husband and I have different taste in music so I was a bit nervous at first but it was perfect in every way!!!
We went with DJ on the side after talking to our venue and we couldn't be happier. Trevor, our DJ had so many great ideas Read more...
We went with DJ on the side after talking to our venue and we couldn't be happier. Trevor, our DJ had so many great ideas that we ended up using on our big day. Some of the smallest details end up being the good ones. He was so great. He came on bored towards the end and didn't miss a beat. I would do it all over again. This company caters to what you want on your day!!!! He did so well at seeing our vision. My husband and I have different taste in music so I was a bit nervous at first but it was perfect in every way!!! Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
4/9/2011
4.8/5.0
Chris did an excellent job for our wedding. All of our guests were dancing and enjoying themselves. I would recomend DJ on the side to anyone and had a fantastic time because of the music. Thank you to DJ on the side!
Chris did an excellent job for our wedding. All of our guests were dancing and enjoying themselves. I would recomend DJ on Read more...
Chris did an excellent job for our wedding. All of our guests were dancing and enjoying themselves. I would recomend DJ on the side to anyone and had a fantastic time because of the music. Thank you to DJ on the side! Read less
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sunflower1998
Wedding:
5/31/2009
4.8/5.0
We used Ryan Brooks with DJ on the Side. He delivered all of the requested music and the reception ran smoothly with him as emcee. Would recommend him for any event!
We used Ryan Brooks with DJ on the Side. He delivered all of the requested music and the reception ran smoothly with him Read more...
We used Ryan Brooks with DJ on the Side. He delivered all of the requested music and the reception ran smoothly with him as emcee. Would recommend him for any event! Read less
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caralouise78
Wedding:
11/1/2008
4.8/5.0
I found owner Chris Phillps to be incredibly responsive, professional and accomodating. Our DJ Ryan Brooks was outstanding! He was the perfect combination of fun and professional. He made the majority of music selections based on a couple of request that we made and it fit perfectly with the wedding, our style and our guests.
I found owner Chris Phillps to be incredibly responsive, professional and accomodating. Our DJ Ryan Brooks was Read more...
I found owner Chris Phillps to be incredibly responsive, professional and accomodating. Our DJ Ryan Brooks was outstanding! He was the perfect combination of fun and professional. He made the majority of music selections based on a couple of request that we made and it fit perfectly with the wedding, our style and our guests. Read less
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Meghan
Wedding:
4/21/2012
4.7/5.0
We had DJ Ryan Brooks and he made our reception a success. He was so helpful as we planned out the reception schedule and was super flexible on the actual day.
We had DJ Ryan Brooks and he made our reception a success. He was so helpful as we planned out the reception schedule and Read more...
We had DJ Ryan Brooks and he made our reception a success. He was so helpful as we planned out the reception schedule and was super flexible on the actual day. Read less
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Lphillips11
Wedding:
1/29/2011
4.7/5.0
I booked DJ on The Side for my Wedding (January 29th 2011) Chris was awesome! He was very helpful and made sure I had everything ready and prepared for my big day. I would recommend them anyone. Thank you to DJ on the Side for everything!
I booked DJ on The Side for my Wedding (January 29th 2011) Chris was awesome! He was very helpful and made sure I had Read more...
I booked DJ on The Side for my Wedding (January 29th 2011) Chris was awesome! He was very helpful and made sure I had everything ready and prepared for my big day. I would recommend them anyone. Thank you to DJ on the Side for everything! Read less
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cjkaox
Wedding:
3/5/2011
4.6/5.0
Husband and I had a fanstaic time -- guests raved about the wedding. Without DJ on The Side we would not have had such a fantastic wedding reception. Chris took all of our input, mixing in the songs beautifully and gauging the mood of the crow perfectly. Wonderful!
Husband and I had a fanstaic time -- guests raved about the wedding. Without DJ on The Side we would not have had such a Read more...
Husband and I had a fanstaic time -- guests raved about the wedding. Without DJ on The Side we would not have had such a fantastic wedding reception. Chris took all of our input, mixing in the songs beautifully and gauging the mood of the crow perfectly. Wonderful! Read less
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becvtnz
Wedding:
5/3/2008
4.6/5.0
We were really thrilled with Mike, who was our DJ. He was very professional and delivered all of our requests.
We were really thrilled with Mike, who was our DJ. He was very professional and delivered all of our requests.
We were really thrilled with Mike, who was our DJ. He was very professional and delivered all of our requests. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.5/5.0
Personable, friendly service and hosting.
Personable, friendly service and hosting.
Personable, friendly service and hosting. Read less
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Tammy
Wedding:
4/21/2007
4.2/5.0
They tailored the reception music to my needs and wants. I would reccommend them for an occasion
They tailored the reception music to my needs and wants. I would reccommend them for an occasion
They tailored the reception music to my needs and wants. I would reccommend them for an occasion Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
8/2/2009
3.0/5.0
I was hesitant to even book these guys when they showed up an hour late to our initial appointment because of traffic, but my mom talked me into them. They seemed very well put together and organized. I met with the actual business owner Chris and another DJ and I didn't like the idea of being paired with someone I wouldn't meet until our wedding day so we decided to pay the extra money and book Chris. With this we were supposed to get unlimited meetings with him and the extra sound equipment for all the old people to hear. We had one appointment after the initial one, and the services weren't anything what we wanted. We wanted someone who was fun and would help entertain and move things along, and that is not what happened. My mom was the one that had to keep requesting things like the bouquet toss, toasts, and such. Sounds like a great company and maybe the other DJs would have been better for us, but we were not satisfied with what we paid with what we got
I was hesitant to even book these guys when they showed up an hour late to our initial appointment because of traffic, but Read more...
I was hesitant to even book these guys when they showed up an hour late to our initial appointment because of traffic, but my mom talked me into them. They seemed very well put together and organized. I met with the actual business owner Chris and another DJ and I didn't like the idea of being paired with someone I wouldn't meet until our wedding day so we decided to pay the extra money and book Chris. With this we were supposed to get unlimited meetings with him and the extra sound equipment for all the old people to hear. We had one appointment after the initial one, and the services weren't anything what we wanted. We wanted someone who was fun and would help entertain and move things along, and that is not what happened. My mom was the one that had to keep requesting things like the bouquet toss, toasts, and such. Sounds like a great company and maybe the other DJs would have been better for us, but we were not satisfied with what we paid with what we got Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
5/31/2014
2.1/5.0
I will start by saying if was not for Dj Ryan Brooks saving my big day I would be one very upset bride right now. Chris ( the owner) was over an hour late to our meeting and then told me the week before my wedding he was not able to be my DJ. He had another Dj do his job, this caused me to have set up yet another meeting just days before my wedding. I just feel Chris wasted so much of my time and was extremely unprofessional of how he handed the whole thing. I don't want this to reflect on Ryan Brooks at all. He was amazing and comforted me in a time where I felt everything was going wrong. He truly saved the day! So if you do use this company you NEED to request Ryan Brooks otherwise you will truly be "on the side."
I will start by saying if was not for Dj Ryan Brooks saving my big day I would be one very upset bride right now. Chris ( Read more...
I will start by saying if was not for Dj Ryan Brooks saving my big day I would be one very upset bride right now. Chris ( the owner) was over an hour late to our meeting and then told me the week before my wedding he was not able to be my DJ. He had another Dj do his job, this caused me to have set up yet another meeting just days before my wedding. I just feel Chris wasted so much of my time and was extremely unprofessional of how he handed the whole thing. I don't want this to reflect on Ryan Brooks at all. He was amazing and comforted me in a time where I felt everything was going wrong. He truly saved the day! So if you do use this company you NEED to request Ryan Brooks otherwise you will truly be "on the side." Read less
Services Used: DJ
DJ on the Side Entertainment responded with the following comments:

Congratulations on your marriage and I wish you all the best. It was very nice meeting both of you and I am so happy you were pleased with Ryan.
I was late for the initial meeting. I made a huge error and went to another local coffee shop. It was a mistake on my part and both of you were very gracious about the misunderstanding.

After meeting with you, I was very excited to DJ your wedding and was looking forward to it! Unfortunately, just over two weeks before the wedding, an event my daughter was scheduled to be a part of out of town (I was taking her) had changed the date to the exact date of the wedding. This caused a panic on my end because of the commitment I made to both.

Based on our backup DJ procedure, Ryan was available to fill in for me. Ryan is one of our most requested DJ's, and was the DJ for your brother's wedding. You were very impressed with him. As much as I hated to not be part of the wedding, I had a perfect person to fill in.

I contacted you about the possibility of having Ryan work with you. I also stated you that if you did not want a backup DJ, then I would definitely cancel taking my daughter and be the DJ for your wedding. You asked that Ryan would have to meet you somewhere close to your home because of everything going on in preparation for the wedding. I had Ryan meet with you the next day very close to your home. I knew you were in perfect hands and let him take over communication with you regarding the wedding. According to Ryan, everything went smoothly and was a great event.

Something like this has never come up in 10 years of being in business. As much as I did not want to use it, our backup plan worked well. If Ryan was not available, or if you did not agree to having him as the DJ, I would have never left you hanging, or, as you said, "On the Side". I would have been right there for you. Again, I am glad Ryan did a great job for you. All the best.

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