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DJ4U

Peoria , IL
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PO Box 594
Peoria, IL 61651 US (map)

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800-592-3548

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ABOUT US

Your Night, Your Party, Our Specialty. This has been more than just a motto for DJ4U, it is our philosophy. Since 1998, DJ4U has been a staple in the midwest entertainment scene. Over... Read more
Your Night, Your Party, Our Specialty. This has been more than just a motto for DJ4U, it is our philosophy. Since 1998, DJ4U has been a staple in the midwest entertainment scene. Over eleven years and hundreds of events later, we are still going strong and working hard to make memorable moments for every client that books our services.

Our staff of professional event planners and mobile entertainers go above and beyond our client's expectations to ensure the glowing success of each party we perform at. Our attention to detail is what sets DJ4U apart from the the rest.

Every DJ4U team member has had extensive training in our planning philosphy, equipment, icebreaker activities, and most importantly in our Professional Promise Guarantee. Our staff not only follows these policies, they believe in and know first hand what a great party can be created when you follow the promise...

1) Always have a positive attitude.
Your entertainer will always have a positive attitude and smile at your event. This small and often overlooked policy is key in creating a great vibe for your party!

2) Pay attention to detail.
You can relax knowing all the details of your party are taken care of by our professional planning consultants BEFORE the day of your event. Your entertainer will carry out the plans to make your party run smoothly.

3) Treat clients and their guests with respect.
Our clients' happiness is our primary goal at every event. Your entertainer will always be courteous to you and your guests and accommodate anything you may need during your party.

4) Bring an element of "Class" to every event.
Our entertainers dress appropriately, never drink or smoke while working, avoid playing inappropriate music, and always remember that this is YOUR party... not theirs. We promise to go above and beyond to please our clients... every time.

Our planning process and skilled entertainers are what set DJ4U apart from our less than par competitors. DJ4U Mobile Entertainment is the company that will make your party shine! If you have any questions at all, please feel free to contact me personally at john@dj4u.com

We look forward to working with you!

John R. Parkinson
Vice President
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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
What is your usual attire?
Typically our staff will dress in a full suit with dress shirt and tie. However, we’ve done specialty weddings that request we dress differently. It’s all up to you. We’ve worn Halloween Costumes to a Halloween wedding (the Bride’s request) and we’ve worn Hawaiian shirts to a Hawaiian themed wedding (again the Bride’s request). The bottom line is that we’ll always be dressed appropriately for your event.
How many other DJs do you work with?
Our staff consists of 11 DJ entertainers and 4 planning and support staff. Our entire staff are legal employees of DJ4U and do not work for other DJ companies on the side.
Can the client submit a do-not-play list?
Absolutely. In fact, a do not play list is built into our planning system for you.
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 arrive about 2 hours before your first guests will arrive. This allows us to make sure all equipment is working and be ready to start music before anyone even enters the room. We do not require a table for our equipment. We bring everything we need with us to the venue.
Do you have a sign or banner that you use at events?
Absolutely not. While signs and banners may be appropriate at school dances, they are incredibly inappropriate at wedding receptions. We’ll ensure that nothing we do takes the focus off of you and the amazing reception that you’ve spent months planning and preparing.
How would you motivate the crowd if no one is dancing?
We are able to teach interactive dances in the event we need to get people to the dance floor, we also have some other “ice breaker” type things that work well to bring more people to the floor. The truth is, we rarely have an empty dance floor because of the way we structure our playlist. We can talk more about that in person if you’re interested.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
Having 2 staff members present at every event allows us to keep the party going all night so there is never a break in our music or attention to your reception. Meals are not required, but definitely appreciated. Since we’ll arrive at your reception to set up around 2 or 3p.m. and not be heading home until after midnight, most couples provide our staff with a meal. In the event it is cost prohibitive to do so, let us know and we’ll make arrangements with the catering staff to purchase our own meal.
What is your backup plan in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
We always send teams of 2 to each reception. In the event one person can’t make the wedding, there is already another person scheduled to be there. We’ve never had a problem in the past, but on the off chance one of your scheduled DJs is sick, we have a plan already in place by always providing 2 entertainers.
Do you book yourself for more than one event in a day?
Our staff of entertainers and planning professionals can handle up to 5 events in one day. Your assigned DJ will never be booked at more than one event on the same day so you can rest assured knowing that you will be our primary focus on your wedding day.
What is your overtime rate?
Most of our packages include unlimited playing time, so nothing.
What is the required deposit to secure your services?
If you just book our DJ services, only $100 is required. If you decided to book room lighting or other services for your event, there may be an additional deposit required. It will be outlined in the contract.

INFO FOR LIGHTING & DECOR

What type of events do you produce?
Corporate Events, Private Parties, Weddings
Which of the following services do you provide?
Audiovisuals, Entertainment, Event Lighting

REVIEWS

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Matt
Wedding:
12/13/2014
5.0/5.0
I cannot thank DJ4U enough for making our ceremony and reception planning process so simple! Their staff is so professional and were so flexible and fun to work with through the entire event! Thank you so much!!
I cannot thank DJ4U enough for making our ceremony and reception planning process so simple! Their staff is so Read more...
I cannot thank DJ4U enough for making our ceremony and reception planning process so simple! Their staff is so professional and were so flexible and fun to work with through the entire event! Thank you so much!! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ
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Valerie
Wedding:
10/26/2014
5.0/5.0
I was a guest at a wedding that DJ4U did. The dj's were fun and professional and we had a great time. They had room lighting and put initials on the dance floor too. It was so pretty.
I was a guest at a wedding that DJ4U did. The dj's were fun and professional and we had a great time. They had room Read more...
I was a guest at a wedding that DJ4U did. The dj's were fun and professional and we had a great time. They had room lighting and put initials on the dance floor too. It was so pretty. Read less
Services Used: DJ, Lighting & Decor, Unique Services
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Tim was our dj through DJ4U. The company as a whole was awesome during our 2 year engagement. Planning the music from 2 hours away was very easy with their online programs. Tim was very flexible throughout the whole night to work with whatever came our way. He seemed as though he had a lot of fun, which in turn made our guests feel more welcome and enjoy themselves.
Tim was our dj through DJ4U. The company as a whole was awesome during our 2 year engagement. Planning the music from 2 Read more...
Tim was our dj through DJ4U. The company as a whole was awesome during our 2 year engagement. Planning the music from 2 hours away was very easy with their online programs. Tim was very flexible throughout the whole night to work with whatever came our way. He seemed as though he had a lot of fun, which in turn made our guests feel more welcome and enjoy themselves. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ, Unique Services
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Caitlin
Wedding:
6/28/2014
5.0/5.0
EXCELLENT! Kept the party going all night long!!
EXCELLENT! Kept the party going all night long!!
EXCELLENT! Kept the party going all night long!! Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
DJ4U was FANTASTIC! The pre-planning forms are great and it only took one phone call with Jason after submitting our forms to finalize details. Being a hands-on bride, the day of the wedding could have been very stressful. However, I had no doubt whatsoever that Jason and his team would take my vision and turn it into reality. And I was right. Our wedding reception was AMAZING! They are THE premiere DJ service in central Illinois.
DJ4U was FANTASTIC! The pre-planning forms are great and it only took one phone call with Jason after submitting our forms Read more...
DJ4U was FANTASTIC! The pre-planning forms are great and it only took one phone call with Jason after submitting our forms to finalize details. Being a hands-on bride, the day of the wedding could have been very stressful. However, I had no doubt whatsoever that Jason and his team would take my vision and turn it into reality. And I was right. Our wedding reception was AMAZING! They are THE premiere DJ service in central Illinois. Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Deborah
Wedding:
5/18/2013
5.0/5.0
Wonderful to work with. Did everything we asked. Kept us on schedule
Wonderful to work with. Did everything we asked. Kept us on schedule
Wonderful to work with. Did everything we asked. Kept us on schedule Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Anonymous
Wedding:
3/23/2013
5.0/5.0
The DJ company we originally hired for our wedding wouldn't commit to providing us with a specific DJ we had worked with the entire time, so 4 weeks prior to our event, we contracted with DJ4U. Lucky for us, March was a slow month to get married in, so they were able to provide us with an excellent experience. They kept the dance floor full, honored our requests, and showed exceptional taste and professionalism. They were also extremely easy to work with via the internet site and very responsive to any questions we had. Great service!
The DJ company we originally hired for our wedding wouldn't commit to providing us with a specific DJ we had worked with Read more...
The DJ company we originally hired for our wedding wouldn't commit to providing us with a specific DJ we had worked with the entire time, so 4 weeks prior to our event, we contracted with DJ4U. Lucky for us, March was a slow month to get married in, so they were able to provide us with an excellent experience. They kept the dance floor full, honored our requests, and showed exceptional taste and professionalism. They were also extremely easy to work with via the internet site and very responsive to any questions we had. Great service! Read less
Services Used: DJ
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jstafford
Wedding:
1/12/2013
5.0/5.0
My wife and I interviewed SIX DJs (and emailed a half a dozen others) in the Central IL area for our reception on 1/12/13 in Peoria, IL. Prior to our interviews we sent out a LONG AND THOROUGH questionnaire that we asked each potential DJ to fill out in advance of our meeting. I wanted to see who wanted our business, who was professional, detailed and customer service oriented. I should have thrown all of the other questionnaires away and canceled every other meeting/interview after I read Jason Parkinson's questionnaire (from DJ4U).

Jason was THE MOST detailed, professional and customer service oriented out of all of the DJs. When Jes and I met with the DJ4U crew (Jason and Taylor), we instantly hit it off. He had done my friend's reception (Jessica Moroz Weglarz and Frank Weglarz) and I was impressed with everything. He was able to get people on the dance floor, didn't talk a lot (like many DJs I've seen), and kept it professional, fun and classy.

After the interview, on the drive home, we called Jason and immediately booked him up. He apparently wanted to work with us as well and he assured us that he was free our weekend and he would personally be our DJ.

Now, I know there are many DJs in the Central IL area. Trust me, I interviewed the best of the best. But you will NOT regret writing that deposit check to book DJ4U. From the get go everything was a breeze - their website was easy to navigate, set our timeline of events, and communication with Jason was almost instant. He got back to me within minutes or an hour. I never had to wait more than an hour or so to hear from him. Loved everything about them and so will you!
My wife and I interviewed SIX DJs (and emailed a half a dozen others) in the Central IL area for our reception on 1/12/13 Read more...
My wife and I interviewed SIX DJs (and emailed a half a dozen others) in the Central IL area for our reception on 1/12/13 in Peoria, IL. Prior to our interviews we sent out a LONG AND THOROUGH questionnaire that we asked each potential DJ to fill out in advance of our meeting. I wanted to see who wanted our business, who was professional, detailed and customer service oriented. I should have thrown all of the other questionnaires away and canceled every other meeting/interview after I read Jason Parkinson's questionnaire (from DJ4U).

Jason was THE MOST detailed, professional and customer service oriented out of all of the DJs. When Jes and I met with the DJ4U crew (Jason and Taylor), we instantly hit it off. He had done my friend's reception (Jessica Moroz Weglarz and Frank Weglarz) and I was impressed with everything. He was able to get people on the dance floor, didn't talk a lot (like many DJs I've seen), and kept it professional, fun and classy.

After the interview, on the drive home, we called Jason and immediately booked him up. He apparently wanted to work with us as well and he assured us that he was free our weekend and he would personally be our DJ.

Now, I know there are many DJs in the Central IL area. Trust me, I interviewed the best of the best. But you will NOT regret writing that deposit check to book DJ4U. From the get go everything was a breeze - their website was easy to navigate, set our timeline of events, and communication with Jason was almost instant. He got back to me within minutes or an hour. I never had to wait more than an hour or so to hear from him. Loved everything about them and so will you! Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Jeremy
Wedding:
10/20/2012
5.0/5.0
Dj4u was nothing short of amazing! We have been to weddings where the dj was not fun,and they really do run the show! We received numerous compliments about how great they were. They were very professional and did anything we asked. I would and will recommend dj4u to anyone! Thanks again!
Dj4u was nothing short of amazing! We have been to weddings where the dj was not fun,and they really do run the show! We Read more...
Dj4u was nothing short of amazing! We have been to weddings where the dj was not fun,and they really do run the show! We received numerous compliments about how great they were. They were very professional and did anything we asked. I would and will recommend dj4u to anyone! Thanks again! Read less
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FiFi7
Wedding:
10/20/2012
5.0/5.0
DJ4U was excellent!! I could not have been happier with Joe's professionalism, respect, attitude and overall performance. DJ4U was always willing to help in the planning and was the least stressful vendor we dealt with. As the Bride I literally knew I didn't have to worry about the DJ because we were on the same page. The DJ had a great sense of the crowd and knew when they needed to be revived and only bothered us when it was absolutely necessary (ie., when it was time to corral us up for the last dance). I was completely impressed with DJ4Us professionalism, assistance with the planning process and their performance that night. i couldn't recommend a better DJ.
DJ4U was excellent!! I could not have been happier with Joe's professionalism, respect, attitude and overall performance. Read more...
DJ4U was excellent!! I could not have been happier with Joe's professionalism, respect, attitude and overall performance. DJ4U was always willing to help in the planning and was the least stressful vendor we dealt with. As the Bride I literally knew I didn't have to worry about the DJ because we were on the same page. The DJ had a great sense of the crowd and knew when they needed to be revived and only bothered us when it was absolutely necessary (ie., when it was time to corral us up for the last dance). I was completely impressed with DJ4Us professionalism, assistance with the planning process and their performance that night. i couldn't recommend a better DJ. Read less
Services Used: DJ, Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor

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