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Memory Makers Entertainment

Grayslake , IL
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33149 North Hwy 45
Grayslake, IL 60030 US (map)

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847-223-9653
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ABOUT US

Memory Makers DJ Service is one of the few full-time deejay companies in the Chicagoland area. Over the past 20 years we have entertained at more than 5,000 weddings, school dances,... Read more
Memory Makers DJ Service is one of the few full-time deejay companies in the Chicagoland area. Over the past 20 years we have entertained at more than 5,000 weddings, school dances, corporate picnics, holiday events, festivals, and celebrations of all types. Read less
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What music genres do you specialize in?
Country, Electronic, International, Jazz, Oldies, Pop, R&B/Soul, Rock
What services do you offer?
Liability Insurance

REVIEWS

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Cayla
Wedding:
10/29/2016
4.9/5.0
Working with Memory Makers before the wedding went well, but where they really shined was on the day of the wedding. Our DJ, Dale, was prompt, professional, and on-point with his organization and attention to detail. He ran the before dancing portion of the wedding wonderfully-- So many guests commented on the incredible flow of the night. As for when the dancing started, our (very large) dance floor was never empty! The music was perfectly chosen, all our "do not play" requests were honored, and Dale did a phenomenal job of reading the crowd to choose the just-right next song. We still receive compliments of the dancing portion of the reception. We highly recommend DJ Dale for your wedding reception!
Working with Memory Makers before the wedding went well, but where they really shined was on the day of the wedding. Our Read more...
Working with Memory Makers before the wedding went well, but where they really shined was on the day of the wedding. Our DJ, Dale, was prompt, professional, and on-point with his organization and attention to detail. He ran the before dancing portion of the wedding wonderfully-- So many guests commented on the incredible flow of the night. As for when the dancing started, our (very large) dance floor was never empty! The music was perfectly chosen, all our "do not play" requests were honored, and Dale did a phenomenal job of reading the crowd to choose the just-right next song. We still receive compliments of the dancing portion of the reception. We highly recommend DJ Dale for your wedding reception! Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
10/15/2016
5.0/5.0
We won a free DJ at one of their showcases at the DoubleTree in Mundelein which I was super excited about. We weren't sure exactly who we wanted but we ended up selecting Dale. In the back of my mind, I was a little worried that because the DJ service was free we might not get the best quality or get a lot of attention leading up to the big day but I couldn't have been more wrong about that. Dale was amazing! He looks like such a young kid, I was shocked at how mature and professional he was in all of our interactions. He went above and beyond and even edited some of the songs we wanted to make sure that they fit and flowed for what we were looking for. Our experience with Memory Makers was great and if you are looking for a great DJ who takes his job very seriously - I highly recommend choosing Dale!
We won a free DJ at one of their showcases at the DoubleTree in Mundelein which I was super excited about. We weren't sure Read more...
We won a free DJ at one of their showcases at the DoubleTree in Mundelein which I was super excited about. We weren't sure exactly who we wanted but we ended up selecting Dale. In the back of my mind, I was a little worried that because the DJ service was free we might not get the best quality or get a lot of attention leading up to the big day but I couldn't have been more wrong about that. Dale was amazing! He looks like such a young kid, I was shocked at how mature and professional he was in all of our interactions. He went above and beyond and even edited some of the songs we wanted to make sure that they fit and flowed for what we were looking for. Our experience with Memory Makers was great and if you are looking for a great DJ who takes his job very seriously - I highly recommend choosing Dale! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
2.6/5.0
Initially, we had a very hard time getting in contact with memory makers. When we finally did, we set up an appointment to sit down and meet with the owner, Dave, however when we showed up for that appointment he wasn't there, the office was completely closed so we tried calling him but kept getting the voicemail. A few days later he returned our call and apologized and we set up another appointment.. We showed up but again, he didn't. Again, we tried calling but kept getting the answering machine. I cant recall the actual timeline but it was about 2 weeks before we heard from him again and we eventually were able to meet up. We were very skeptical and very nervous about the actual dj pulling the same thing on us for our wedding day - however the actual dj we had for our wedding day was amazing and much more professional. We obviously have mixed reviews in our case because the owner through us for a loop in the beginning but our day of dj was awesome.
Initially, we had a very hard time getting in contact with memory makers. When we finally did, we set up an appointment to Read more...
Initially, we had a very hard time getting in contact with memory makers. When we finally did, we set up an appointment to sit down and meet with the owner, Dave, however when we showed up for that appointment he wasn't there, the office was completely closed so we tried calling him but kept getting the voicemail. A few days later he returned our call and apologized and we set up another appointment.. We showed up but again, he didn't. Again, we tried calling but kept getting the answering machine. I cant recall the actual timeline but it was about 2 weeks before we heard from him again and we eventually were able to meet up. We were very skeptical and very nervous about the actual dj pulling the same thing on us for our wedding day - however the actual dj we had for our wedding day was amazing and much more professional. We obviously have mixed reviews in our case because the owner through us for a loop in the beginning but our day of dj was awesome. Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
8/26/2016
1.4/5.0
I'd like to start out by saying that we wholeheartedly loved our DJ (DJ Dale), but the entire experience with the company is what warrants such a low rating.

A year ago, we attended a showcase and picked Juan as our DJ. We were in constant contact with the company about our many different questions, they seemed great. Juan let us know right away that the date of our wedding was also his birthday so he wasn't sure if he could do it, but he'd let us know. So we booked them and paid in full.

After paying in full, getting in contact with anyone in the company was almost impossible. I tried emailing and calling in the coming months before the wedding to find out of Juan would actually be able to be our DJ. No one called or responded back any of those times. Fast forward to a week before the wedding. I was told I would get an email from my DJ with a list of songs I'd need to pick. I never got an email so I reached out to them. I emailed twice, called 3 times (their voicemail was full so I couldn't even leave a message),and left a message on their Facebook page. 2 days later, the owner of the company calls me and tells me their company phone was down and they're replacing it. I was able to get the song list I needed from him and I tried to get a final answer of who our DJ would be. He said he'd check and call me back in the next few days. I never got a call back. So we then we tried to fax our completed song list to Memory Makers but the fax wouldn't go through. So now its 3 days before the wedding, I called 3 times (voicemail still full), texted, and called the owners personal cell phone. Finally he gets back to me, says the fax machine is also not working, and tells me just to email or text it to him. Then we get a call the next day from Juan telling us he's not able to DJ our wedding. His reasoning was fine (I mean it's his birthday, I totally understand), I was just upset to find out 2 days before our wedding. Memory Makers made this process so stressful!
I'd like to start out by saying that we wholeheartedly loved our DJ (DJ Dale), but the entire experience with the company Read more...
I'd like to start out by saying that we wholeheartedly loved our DJ (DJ Dale), but the entire experience with the company is what warrants such a low rating.

A year ago, we attended a showcase and picked Juan as our DJ. We were in constant contact with the company about our many different questions, they seemed great. Juan let us know right away that the date of our wedding was also his birthday so he wasn't sure if he could do it, but he'd let us know. So we booked them and paid in full.

After paying in full, getting in contact with anyone in the company was almost impossible. I tried emailing and calling in the coming months before the wedding to find out of Juan would actually be able to be our DJ. No one called or responded back any of those times. Fast forward to a week before the wedding. I was told I would get an email from my DJ with a list of songs I'd need to pick. I never got an email so I reached out to them. I emailed twice, called 3 times (their voicemail was full so I couldn't even leave a message),and left a message on their Facebook page. 2 days later, the owner of the company calls me and tells me their company phone was down and they're replacing it. I was able to get the song list I needed from him and I tried to get a final answer of who our DJ would be. He said he'd check and call me back in the next few days. I never got a call back. So we then we tried to fax our completed song list to Memory Makers but the fax wouldn't go through. So now its 3 days before the wedding, I called 3 times (voicemail still full), texted, and called the owners personal cell phone. Finally he gets back to me, says the fax machine is also not working, and tells me just to email or text it to him. Then we get a call the next day from Juan telling us he's not able to DJ our wedding. His reasoning was fine (I mean it's his birthday, I totally understand), I was just upset to find out 2 days before our wedding. Memory Makers made this process so stressful! Read less
Services Used: DJ, Lighting & Decor
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Jim
Wedding:
8/20/2016
2.3/5.0
We were a little disappointed in the DJ service. Our DJ seemed really frazzled all day because of small issues he had with power etc and made it a point to tell us all the trouble he was having. We really didn't need any stress added that day so that was surprising. It seemed almost as if it was one of his first weddings but we paid extra for an experienced DJ. The music selection was good though and he did a good job of playing what we wanted. We were extremely disappointed in the photobooth. They are supposed to have someone there to make sure people put one of the pictures in our book but he seemed to disappear a lot. People started walking off with both sets so we missed out on a lot of pictures from the booth.
We were a little disappointed in the DJ service. Our DJ seemed really frazzled all day because of small issues he had with Read more...
We were a little disappointed in the DJ service. Our DJ seemed really frazzled all day because of small issues he had with power etc and made it a point to tell us all the trouble he was having. We really didn't need any stress added that day so that was surprising. It seemed almost as if it was one of his first weddings but we paid extra for an experienced DJ. The music selection was good though and he did a good job of playing what we wanted. We were extremely disappointed in the photobooth. They are supposed to have someone there to make sure people put one of the pictures in our book but he seemed to disappear a lot. People started walking off with both sets so we missed out on a lot of pictures from the booth. Read less
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Wedding:
8/6/2016
5.0/5.0
I cannot express how AMAZING Andres Acevedo was!! There is NOT ONE thing I would change! The music selection, the announcements, the professionalism and overall entertainment was worth every penny. Andres, you killed it at our reception and if I ever have another event, I will not hesitate to contact Memory Makers. Thank you for your kindness and patience! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!! Ken & Mari
I cannot express how AMAZING Andres Acevedo was!! There is NOT ONE thing I would change! The music selection, the Read more...
I cannot express how AMAZING Andres Acevedo was!! There is NOT ONE thing I would change! The music selection, the announcements, the professionalism and overall entertainment was worth every penny. Andres, you killed it at our reception and if I ever have another event, I will not hesitate to contact Memory Makers. Thank you for your kindness and patience! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!! Ken & Mari Read less
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Caitlin
Wedding:
8/6/2016
5.0/5.0
DJ Zach was totally awesome, easy going and kept the party going all night long!!
DJ Zach was totally awesome, easy going and kept the party going all night long!!
DJ Zach was totally awesome, easy going and kept the party going all night long!! Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
8/5/2016
5.0/5.0
We could not be more thrilled that we hired Juan to be our DJ for our wedding, our dance floor was packed from the first song to the last! Juan and Memory Makers allowed for us to have a smooth, simple planning session and for us to hear the exact songs that we wanted to hear for both our ceremony and reception. Juan went above and beyond the ensure that we were going to have exactly what we were looking for. During the reception, Juan even joined our guests on the dance floor to bring even more entertainment. Thank you for truly bringing the party! I would highly recommend his services to anyone who is looking for a fun night.
We could not be more thrilled that we hired Juan to be our DJ for our wedding, our dance floor was packed from the first Read more...
We could not be more thrilled that we hired Juan to be our DJ for our wedding, our dance floor was packed from the first song to the last! Juan and Memory Makers allowed for us to have a smooth, simple planning session and for us to hear the exact songs that we wanted to hear for both our ceremony and reception. Juan went above and beyond the ensure that we were going to have exactly what we were looking for. During the reception, Juan even joined our guests on the dance floor to bring even more entertainment. Thank you for truly bringing the party! I would highly recommend his services to anyone who is looking for a fun night. Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
8/5/2016
5.0/5.0
DJ Dale was phenomenal. He spoke clearly on the microphone. He played all the songs I requested, and he kept the energy going all night long on the dance floor. The volume of the music was perfect, allowing older guests to carry on conversation without having to shout at each other the entire night. He went above and beyond the standards of the company to make our wedding night spectacular. He was dressed professionally, easy to work with, personable, and communicated with us throughout the night to make sure it was everything we wanted. DJ Dale gets a 5.0!!!

A recommendation would be to update the photos on this site to include this awesome DJ!
DJ Dale was phenomenal. He spoke clearly on the microphone. He played all the songs I requested, and he kept the energy Read more...
DJ Dale was phenomenal. He spoke clearly on the microphone. He played all the songs I requested, and he kept the energy going all night long on the dance floor. The volume of the music was perfect, allowing older guests to carry on conversation without having to shout at each other the entire night. He went above and beyond the standards of the company to make our wedding night spectacular. He was dressed professionally, easy to work with, personable, and communicated with us throughout the night to make sure it was everything we wanted. DJ Dale gets a 5.0!!!

A recommendation would be to update the photos on this site to include this awesome DJ! Read less
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Yihan
Wedding:
7/30/2016
4.8/5.0
Memory makers have a lot of live showcases. Make sure you go to one so that you can hand-pick the DJ you like from their group. We booked our DJ well in advance, and maybe because it was so early, communications with the owner was slow at first (getting payments and contracts settled etc.). It was a little frustrating at that time, but once we got closer to the wedding the communication picked up.

We had Tom Wells as our DJ and he was phenomenal. He belongs to the so called "500 club", which means he has DJ'ed over 500 weddings. There's an up-charge for "500 club" members but it was well worth the money! Tom was very professional and experienced - we knew we were in good hands from the beginning. He accommodated all our requests and played the right songs. He maintained the flow of the reception and made sure he gave ample notice to all parties when critical events were coming up so nobody missed anything - very important part of being a great DJ. Overall our DJ was one of the most stress-free and re-assuring part of our wedding. They say getting a good DJ is the key to a great reception and I completely agree with that. Go with Tom and you will not be disappointed!
Memory makers have a lot of live showcases. Make sure you go to one so that you can hand-pick the DJ you like from their Read more...
Memory makers have a lot of live showcases. Make sure you go to one so that you can hand-pick the DJ you like from their group. We booked our DJ well in advance, and maybe because it was so early, communications with the owner was slow at first (getting payments and contracts settled etc.). It was a little frustrating at that time, but once we got closer to the wedding the communication picked up.

We had Tom Wells as our DJ and he was phenomenal. He belongs to the so called "500 club", which means he has DJ'ed over 500 weddings. There's an up-charge for "500 club" members but it was well worth the money! Tom was very professional and experienced - we knew we were in good hands from the beginning. He accommodated all our requests and played the right songs. He maintained the flow of the reception and made sure he gave ample notice to all parties when critical events were coming up so nobody missed anything - very important part of being a great DJ. Overall our DJ was one of the most stress-free and re-assuring part of our wedding. They say getting a good DJ is the key to a great reception and I completely agree with that. Go with Tom and you will not be disappointed! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ

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