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DJ Raffi Music & Lighting Productions

Boston , MA
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Boston
Boston, MA US 02108 (map)

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617-923-9116

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DJ Raffi Music & Lighting Productions

Winner of Wedding Wire "Bride’s Choice Award"~ 2009 ~ 2010 ~ 2011~2012~2014

Voted "Best of Boston"by Simply Elegant Platinum... Read more
DJ Raffi Music & Lighting Productions

Winner of Wedding Wire "Bride’s Choice Award"~ 2009 ~ 2010 ~ 2011~2012~2014

Voted "Best of Boston"by Simply Elegant Platinum Weddings New England

Winner of the Brides Boston “Editor’s Choice Award”

Winner of the Knot “Best of Weddings Award”

Distinctive Music & Lighting Services!

We are a full-service Music, Lighting & Décor Company; offering an elegant, understated approach to weddings and events. Complete music management services include: DJ’s/MC’s & Live musicians for your ceremony, cocktails, dinner, and dancing. We offer unique & creative lighting options. We are happy to help you plan & execute your vision. We promise to respect your wishes and not conduct your reception like a game show. Our DJ's are experienced and polished. We take the worry out of the element so you can relax and enjoy your wedding.



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INFO FOR DJ

What music genres are in your collection?
50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, Acoustic, Big Band, Classic Rock, Classical, Country, Dance, Folk, Funk, Gospel, Hip Hop, Jazz, Motown, Oldies, Orchestra, Pop, Punk Rock, R&B, Rock, Soul, Strings, Swing, World
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Describe your DJ style:
We don't conduct weddings like "GAME SHOWS" We have an understated style, No "cheese" or unessessary talking or plugging in of our company during the performance...
Is there a limit to the amount of music that can be requested?
NO, however, we recommend selecting about 20 songs for every hour of performance after dinner, because that is the average number of selections that you will have time for. We also suggest noting your must haves so we can ensure they are played.
What is your usual attire?
Classic B&W tuxedo, Dark Suit, light suit or casual attire for beachside weddings.
If you do not have one of the songs pre-requested by the client, do you require that they provide it?
We can usually track it down, however if it's an obscure song or a recording of a live performance, you may feel free to provide it.
How many other DJs do you work with?
The number of staff that attend an event varies depending on the requirements of the overall scale, logistics, and set-up time required for the sound, lighting, and decor installation.
What is the minimum amount of time you will DJ for?
No Minimum
Is the client able to meet the DJ before booking?
Yes
Do you specialize in any ethnic or international events?
This is one of our specialties, and we play music from over ten different countries!
Can the client submit a do-not-play list?
Yes
Do you bring your own equipment?
Yes
What (if any) special equipment, such as disco balls or lighting, is offered with your service?
We offer an amazing variety of Ambiant and moving lighting effects, we also offer projections, monogram spotlights, pipe and drape sheers and other decor elements.
How much time do you usually need to set up? Do you require that the site or client provide a table for you to set up on?
We request a six or eight foot table with linens to be ready one hour prior to our start time. We also have various facades and table covers as well.
Do you have any extra space requirements?
No
Do you have a sign or banner that you use at events?
No
Do you usually emcee the event or talk between songs?
We emcee the reception and make announcements as needed, we "do not" talk between songs or plug ourselves in.
How would you motivate the crowd if no one is dancing?
Changing the tempo, in most cases works brilliantly, in extreme situation we can gently nudge them and invite them to the dancefloor with an anniversary dance or the like.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
It is customary for clients to provide a meal, but not required.We break with the other professionals so we can return together and carry on.
Will you arrange for recorded music to play during your breaks?
Yes
What is your backup plan in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
We have staff on standby at all times and we are also well conected with our peers to cover in case of an unforseen emergency.
Do you book yourself for more than one event in a day?
No
Do you charge for travel expenses? If yes, how much do you charge?
Yes, Costs depend on: travel distance, travel time, fuel, ferry, tolls, and overnight accomodations as required. Generally, there are no travel charges within a 50 mile radius.
What is the required deposit to secure your services?
50% of the booking Fee

REVIEWS

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Ashley
Wedding:
10/19/2013
5.0/5.0
DJ Raffi provided us with music for our ceremony, cocktail hour, dinner, and dancing along with uplighting for dancing. Raffi is very professional which is the type of DJ we were looking for. He was there to provide those services for us, make announcements when needed, but didn't over step with games or improv.

He brought a few different sound systems and an assistant in order to accommodate all the different parts of the day. This costs a little more, but it is totally worth it! Everything was set up and ready to go - he wasn't moving equipment throughout the night (which I have seen other DJ's doing at weddings ive attended in the past.)

I think my favorite part was the uplighting he provided. We used it in the room where dancing took place, and it really transformed that room! The lighting made the room feel so warm and it looked so fun around the dance floor. People seemed in awe when they walked into the ballroom after dinner! He even had this special light that made the ceiling look like the night sky. It felt like we were dancing under the stars!!
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Darlene
Wedding:
5/18/2013
5.0/5.0
What can we say, DJ Raffi and his crew are the BEST! I wanted a dance party and that's exactly what we got! I felt guilty for not spending enough time with my guests because I was on the dance floor all night! Guess that's a good thing!

We've seen Raffi at other weddings and knew that he was who we would want if we ever got married! He has a wonderful presence, he's professional, kind, up to date on the music scene. An absolute pleasure! Highly recommend him.
Services Used: DJ
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Annmarie
Wedding:
12/30/2012
5.0/5.0
Raffi is extremely professional, incredibly helpful and goes above and beyond. He made me wedding look spectacular with the lighting. His DJ skills are spectacular and the videographer was the BEST. I would have him at every special event I host.
Services Used: DJ, Lighting & Decor, Videography
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Sheila
Wedding:
10/20/2012
5.0/5.0
My husband and I loved working with DJ Raffi. He was very professional and met with us several times to discuss our music choices. He also helped coordinate musicians for our ceremony (string trio). He had many great ideas and gave us guidance on song choices. The reception music was perfect and he kept everyone dancing all night. Many of our guests commented on the great job he did. We would definitely recommend Raffi to others for their own wedding or event.
Services Used: DJ
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
They were excellent! We wanted a DJ who didn't take over and played the music we want, and they did an amazing job giving us exactly what we wanted. They were very attentive to details, and met with us beforehand to discuss almost every detail of our expectations, which they exceeded.
Services Used: DJ
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Azanthia
Wedding:
2/4/2012
5.0/5.0
Raffi is AMAZING!!!!!!! He created the most beautiful atmosphere with lighting and filled it with just the right blend of funky, eclectic music. Everything he did was done perfectly. The dining hour volume was perfect. Speakers were presented flawlessly. Best of all, the dance floor was packed the whole night- he has this amazing ability to read the crowd and give them just what they want! Raffi truly went above and beyond- he spoiled us rotten and even had a special surprise for us the night of the wedding! He made us feel like he was genuinely happy for us and honored to be a part of the day, and that was so incredibly special to us. If you want a DJ that will give you not only what you want but what you NEED to make your wedding a PARTY that your guests will remember, look no further than Raffi!
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Rebecca
Wedding:
9/10/2011
5.0/5.0
DJ Raffi definitely provided the perfect soundtrack to our magical event. He followed the list of songs provided as well as the flow of the night that we had discussed with no issues. He was able to read the crowd and provide the right music to keep the party at a great pace. I know I had guests that never left the dance floor!

I have to say that I was skeptical about doing enhanced lighting but I have to say that it turned out to provide just the right added mood to our beautiful outside event. Although it can be pricey, DJ Raffi worked with my planner to provide exceptional service at a price my parents could afford.

If you want a DJ that will contact you multiple times to make sure you are comfortable with what is planned for your event as well as to walk through the timing and flow of the formal parts of the reception, I truly recommend going with DJ Raffi.
Services Used: DJ, Unique Services
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Nancy
Wedding:
3/19/2011
5.0/5.0
Raffi was our DJ at my daughter's wedding March 19th, and we couldn't be more happy with the results! Raffi was professional and very organized while working together on our playlist. As a result, the music was a hit with all our guests! Raffi did a fabulous job at playing tunes from our list, but also reading the crowd and selecting tunes that kept the party rocking the entire night - the dance floor was literally bursting at the seams!! FYI, we also hired Vahe (Raffi's brother) to be our videographer - which we can't wait to see. All in all Raffi and Vahe were both professional and a pleasure to work with - we would highly recommend them both to any brides in search of a quality DJ and videographer. Nancy LaPann
Services Used: DJ, Videography
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demlg
Wedding:
10/2/2010
5.0/5.0
When it came time for my daughter's wedding I wanted a live band, however, my daughter and future son-in-law wanted a DJ. Reluctantly I went to the meeting to meet DJ Raffi and after a few minutes I knew he was the person to do the entertainment at our wedding. He is understated and elegant and absolutely loves everything to do with the wedding industry. Not only did he do the music, he did the uplighting at the reception, arranged for the string trio at the church and the combo band for the cocktail hour. Of all the vendors we had I feel he offers you a lot for what he charges and he is so easy to work with. During dinner he played soft music, so that everyone could talk easily and during the dancing he read our crowd so well that EVERYONE was on the dance floor. So professional and a joy to work with!
Services Used: DJ
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Marilyn
Wedding:
8/20/2010
5.0/5.0
Outstanding music. He had 200 friends and family dancing the night away - in an uplit, magical tent last Summer for a wedding reception at the Wayside Inn in Sudbury, Mass. Everyone said the music was outstanding. He appealed all ages. His pre-production work makes a difference in the selection of the music. He's also an outstanding professional onsite and knows all the technical aspects of sights and sounds. We would highly recommend him.
Services Used: DJ
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SuzeDave
Wedding:
8/15/2009
5.0/5.0
We absolutely loved our DJ for our wedding in August. We had Vasken and he was so great at really playing what we wanted and always keeping us in his line of sight during the evening so we were always on the same page. We also had a monogram light of our names that they had on the dance floor and then moved to the ceiling that all of our guests were talking about and admiring! We were extremely pleased with this company!
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ
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Juliana
Wedding:
8/7/2009
5.0/5.0
DJ Raffi was awesome! Not only did he get the people inside dancing and having a good time, he also made sure to put me at ease everytime he sensed (through emails and phone calls) that I was stressing out. He was a wonderful DJ to work with, very knowledgeable and professional. He was very caring and compassionate. I highly recommend him! :)
Services Used: DJ
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carolyn
Wedding:
7/18/2009
5.0/5.0
Dj Raffi was amazing. He provided all the music and lighting at our wedding. He is so classy. He had everyone on the dance floor but avoided all the cheesiness. He was so invested in the wedding. He made sure to see the venue in advance to prepare for the night. He was so nice and everyone at the wedding raved about him. He was great in every way!
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mary
Wedding:
6/14/2009
5.0/5.0
DJ Raffi was the ABSOLUTE best!!! I am a self-employed bride who made a concentrated effort to get vendors that were extremely capable without needing much direction. professional, and easy to work with. I met with DJ Raffi twice ( on my schedule) to make sure that everything was arranged, gave him no more than 5 songs to play that were important to me ( ie. 1st dance, father/daughter, etc) and let him pick the rest.... and it couldnt have been more perfect! He had the whole tent dancing on a rainy Sunday afternoon.... my Great-Uncle even threw down his cane and started boogeying....I couldnt have asked for anything better. He even found a Bob Marley cover of "Sugar, Sugar" by the Archies because I mentioned once that I love Bob Marley.... If thats not great service, I dont know what is.... I promise you will not be disappointed if you pick him to play your wedding!
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sachajl
Wedding:
9/6/2008
5.0/5.0
We used DJ Raffi for our wedding on September 6th and couldn't be happier with our choice. He's incredibly professional, well spoken, and classy... just what we were looking for. Even the manager at the yacht club where we had our reception complimented our choice in a DJ. It's not easy to find DJs who can read a crowd as diverse as our friends/family and find something to play for everyone. I guess that's why he's won Best of Boston for his work!
Services Used: DJ
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.9/5.0
We had a difficult time finding a DJ for our wedding, but were glad that Bob. M (through DJ Raffi) was available. He did a great job! They are very organized and make it easy to complete a timeline and list of songs to be played for the ceremony/reception. Everything went smoothly. He really had people dancing (my Mom, who isn't known for her dancing, said she's never danced so much at a wedding before). He was able to incorporate things on the spot (it was a friend's bday, so he played happy birthday). Also, many of my family are from PA and it's a joke to play a polka at family weddings - a tradition I forgot about - and he was able to find a polka song and everyone danced to it. He was very easy going and great to work with. I'd recommend him!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.9/5.0
it was a pleasure doing business with them !
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Moongirl
Wedding:
10/11/2008
4.9/5.0
I just wanted to say Thank You to DJ Raffi, your services were truly wonderful. You had the whole room dancing all night! I almost missed eating my wedding cake because I was dancing so much!! =) I loved the lights, and the guests had nothing but great comments about everything!
You truly set the mood for the whole evening. Thank You!
Services Used: DJ, Unique Services
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.8/5.0
DJ Raffi was great! He provided amazing lighting and music for our new years eve wedding! He also arranged the string trio for our ceremony. He was very responsive and listed to exactly what we wanted and also provided great suggestions. I would recommend him to any of my friends! Thanks Raffi!!!!
Services Used: DJ, Lighting & Decor
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John
Wedding:
11/17/2012
4.8/5.0
DJ Raffi was awesome!! We gave him a very strict playlist, which he adhered to, and he still had fun with the evening. He was very professional when it came to introductions and moving the evening along.

In addition, Raffi also provided some great drop lighting, which helped to give the evening a more elegant ambiance.
Services Used: DJ
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.8/5.0
DJ Raffi was absolutely a pleasure to work with. He did an amazing job with our music and lighting. He played all the songs we had requested from him and managed to keep everyone dancing all night.
Services Used: DJ
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Laura
Wedding:
3/19/2011
4.8/5.0
DJ Raffi did a wonderful job at our wedding - they worked with us to select the music that we enjoy and provided colored lighting later in the evening, which provided a wonderful background to our event!
Services Used: DJ
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NewportBride710
Wedding:
7/31/2010
4.8/5.0
Great to work with, had the floor full all night! He was always watching my husband and I to make sure we were happy. The lighting was wonderful too. It changed colors through out the songs! He even took care of booking our ceremony/cocktail hour musicians. We just thought the price to mic the officant was a bit high, otherwise, very well priced.
Services Used: DJ
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Clueless Bride
Wedding:
7/22/2006
4.8/5.0
Very nice- DJ Raffi himself was unavailable, so we got his brother instead. He was pleasant, professional and was well keyed-in to the kind of music and atmosphere we wanted. All we had to do was send a sample list of songs (to help them figure out the mood) and the MP3 for the more obscure song we wanted to close the wedding with. As a result, we got the right mood and lots of dancing, just as we wanted.
Services Used: DJ
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Lauren E
Wedding:
6/18/2011
4.6/5.0
We hired DJ Raffi for our outdoor rooftop cocktail hour and indoor wedding reception on June 18, 2011 in Boston. From the beginning, Raffi was flexible and easy to work with. He had ideas for my wedding that I never would have thought of myself. He offered up-lighting which we added and it made all the difference in the world. Additionally, the star lighting on the ceiling truly enhanced the ambiance. We worked with Raffi before the big day to select different music genres for each portion of the night. The night went smoothly, and everyone danced the night away to a great selection of music. DJ Raffi was appropriate, professional, and classy.
Services Used: DJ
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Erin
Wedding:
10/8/2011
4.5/5.0
Working with DJ Raffi Productions was very smooth and easy. Raffi was responsive and helpful and his website was informative and easy to navigate. Both the initial meeting and the planing meeting before our wedding were super helpful in choosing both the music for the reception and the lighting. Both Raffi and Jack, the actual DJ at our wedding, were professional and prepared. They made great suggestions and worked with us to come up with a great music list within our tastes. The music at the reception was great, the dance floor was packed, and we received tons of comments from guests on how great both the music and the lighting were. We are so happy we went with DJ Raffi!
Services Used: DJ
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tande
Wedding:
9/25/2009
4.0/5.0
Great up-lighting capabilities and reasonably priced for what you get. Our guests had a fantastic time!
Services Used: DJ

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