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Music Makes You Happy Entertainment

Suffolk , VA
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LOCATION

2109 Holland Rd Suite C
Suffolk, VA 23434 US (map)

PHONE

757-544-9727

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ABOUT US

Are you getting a little stressed out picking all your vendors? Confused by all the choices and overwhelmed by the number of people fighting for your business? Let Music Makes You Happy... Read more
Are you getting a little stressed out picking all your vendors? Confused by all the choices and overwhelmed by the number of people fighting for your business? Let Music Makes You Happy help by bundling several popular services together in one package! DJ's, event coordinators, ceremony music, tuxedo rentals, uplighting and photobooths, we handle it all and you only have to work with one vendor, us! Imagine only having to make one appointment and working with one small company to cover all these needs. No more multiple phone calls to multiple vendors trying to make sure everyone is on the same page!

While many wedding DJ's are part time, Music Makes You Happy DJ's are full time, this means we can dedicate more time ensuring that your event is perfect and every detail is covered.

Come visit us at our brand new showroom in Downtown Smithfield! We are located in the old firehouse right across from The Smithfield Center!



Music Makes You Happy DJ’s are fun, experienced and love what they do. Our company keeps up with the latest music, trends and technology and can bring a real energy to your event! If your event requires something unique or different, we are happy to work with you to get exactly what you want. We have been DJ-ing weddings and events for over 9 years, and are fully insured. We abide by the national DJ Code of Conduct, carry back-ups for our back-up equipment and if your DJ has an emergency, we always have another professional on call!

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About our DJ's



Chris is the owner and founder of Music Makes You Happy Entertainment. He has been a professional DJ for over 13 years and has well over 300 events under his belt! While attending Christopher Newport University, Chris spent a lot of his time performing on stage with various theater groups so he understands what is needed from an emcee to lead and entertain an audience. With his experience and training coupled with his ability to read any crowd, Chris is an excellent choice for your wedding or special event!



Matt has been a professional DJ for over 7 years and has experience with a wide range of events. From weddings to graduation parties to special events, Matt has done it all. He has an audio engineering degree from Full Sail University so he knows how to make any setup sound perfect. In addition to being a DJ, Matt previously worked at Vista Point at Norfolk Naval planning and running all of their events. Not only is Matt a great DJ, he is also a excellent musician and plays with several local bands.



Greg joined Music Makes You Happy Entertainment this year but has years of experience in event planning, consultation and execution. Greg spent several years running events at the Freeman Center at Christopher Newport University and uses that expertise running events for Music Makes You Happy. Greg has a deep understanding of all kinds of music, from The Beatles to Toby Keith to Jay Z. It’s fair to say that his appreciation and knowledge of music is something not seen everyday. Greg truly is our music consultant!



Brad is our party starter. Chris and Brad met in college and immediately started performing on stage together. That chemistry was quickly realized and utilized behind the DJ table. Brad took over one of the original microphones while attending Christopher Newport and only stepped away from the table briefly to earn his MBA from Syracuse. Armed with an amazing personality, an unbeatable ability to read a crowd and an infectious energy, Brad is an awesome DJ and emcee. Attend one of his events and you will understand why he is our party starter! Read less

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INFO FOR DJ

What music genres do you specialize in?
Country, Electronic, Hip Hop, International, Jazz, Oldies, Pop, R&B/Soul, Rock, Top 40
What services do you offer?
Consultation, Do-Not-Play List, Liability Insurance, MC, One Event/Day
What additional equipment do you offer?
Flat Screen, Microphones, Photobooth, Projector, Sound/PA System, Uplighting

INFO FOR DRESS & ATTIRE

Who do you provide services for?
Father of the Bride, Father of the Groom, Groom, Groomsmen, Ring Bearers
Which of the following services do you provide??
Rentals
Which of the following items do you offer?
Shoes, Tuxedos
What is your return policy?
Exchanges, Final Sale, Full Refund, Partial Refund

INFO FOR RENTALS & PHOTOBOOTHS

Which of the following event rental services do you provide?
Clean Up, Delivery, Setup, Showroom
What event items are available?
Audio Equipment, Lights, Photobooth, Tent Accessories
What photobooth items are available?
Backdrop(s), Enclosed Booth, Props, Social Media Integration

INFO FOR LIGHTING & DECOR

What lighting services do you provide?
Accent, Audiovisuals, Chandeliers, Dance Floor Lighting, Hanging Lit Decor, Lanterns, Monograms, Outdoor, Pinspotting, String, Uplighting, Wall Wash
What decor services do you provide?
Clean Up, Day-Of Coordination, Delivery, Event Design, Event Planning, Setup

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Wedding:
6/21/2015
5.0/5.0
100% worth the money and wouldn't hesitate to use them again. Chris was our DJ and he did an amazing job. He played my required list but broke it up with a great array of music. He was able to get everyone on the dance floor and give my husband and I an amazing experience. Even after the night was over, he did a great job with just a few of us there and just had fun with it. We loved having him and think he was amazing for the price. We are really happy with how our wedding turned out and he is one of the reasons.
100% worth the money and wouldn't hesitate to use them again. Chris was our DJ and he did an amazing job. He played my Read more...
100% worth the money and wouldn't hesitate to use them again. Chris was our DJ and he did an amazing job. He played my required list but broke it up with a great array of music. He was able to get everyone on the dance floor and give my husband and I an amazing experience. Even after the night was over, he did a great job with just a few of us there and just had fun with it. We loved having him and think he was amazing for the price. We are really happy with how our wedding turned out and he is one of the reasons. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Chris & Matt at Music Makes You Happy were simply amazing. I will never be able to thank them enough. If you are looking to have a unique, personalized, and really fun wedding, these are your guys!! First of all, their personalized, online event planning website made it super easy to request songs and let them know about special requests, event timeline, etc. Matt was simply amazing as our DJ. I cannot give him enough praise. First of all, he was a great MC, letting everyone know what was going on and helped keep us on track as well without being obtrusive or cheesey. He really appreciated our taste in music and understood perfectly the type wedding reception we wanted. I cannot tell you the number of our guests that requested his playlist for our reception. Everyone, young & old were up on the dance floor all night. If you are having an event in the area & don't hire Matt & Chris, you are really missing out!!
Chris & Matt at Music Makes You Happy were simply amazing. I will never be able to thank them enough. If you are looking Read more...
Chris & Matt at Music Makes You Happy were simply amazing. I will never be able to thank them enough. If you are looking to have a unique, personalized, and really fun wedding, these are your guys!! First of all, their personalized, online event planning website made it super easy to request songs and let them know about special requests, event timeline, etc. Matt was simply amazing as our DJ. I cannot give him enough praise. First of all, he was a great MC, letting everyone know what was going on and helped keep us on track as well without being obtrusive or cheesey. He really appreciated our taste in music and understood perfectly the type wedding reception we wanted. I cannot tell you the number of our guests that requested his playlist for our reception. Everyone, young & old were up on the dance floor all night. If you are having an event in the area & don't hire Matt & Chris, you are really missing out!! Read less
Services Used: DJ, Rentals & Photobooths
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Jasmine
Wedding:
5/31/2015
5.0/5.0
We had Matt DJ at our wedding over the weekend and it was AMAZING!! He was very flexible and open to suggestions to help make our day even better. He did a great job with filling in the gaps on our music playlist & played songs that made people feel good. He didn't just stay behind his booth the whole night, but made it important to come to us and ask our opinions. He was very professional & friendly to ALL our guests! I would totally use his services again in the future & recommend him to anyone looking for a DJ for an event. You can't go wrong with Matt!

- Jasmine Lynch
We had Matt DJ at our wedding over the weekend and it was AMAZING!! He was very flexible and open to suggestions to help Read more...
We had Matt DJ at our wedding over the weekend and it was AMAZING!! He was very flexible and open to suggestions to help make our day even better. He did a great job with filling in the gaps on our music playlist & played songs that made people feel good. He didn't just stay behind his booth the whole night, but made it important to come to us and ask our opinions. He was very professional & friendly to ALL our guests! I would totally use his services again in the future & recommend him to anyone looking for a DJ for an event. You can't go wrong with Matt!

- Jasmine Lynch Read less
Services Used: DJ, Lighting & Decor
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Miranda
Wedding:
5/24/2015
5.0/5.0
Chris was our DJ at our wedding, and we are so glad he was. He was a great resource as we were planning the event - he had some wonderful tips regarding the timeline, and he suggested some activities that we really enjoyed on the day of the wedding. We also really appreciated that he was able to do several different things for us - he did our lighting, set up a photo booth, and supplied Jeremy’s tux. We don't live in the area, so we were also very grateful about his flexibility when scheduling planning sessions. Finally, he did a fantastic job during the wedding. He kept the event flowing nicely, was very attentive to our guests, and incorporated so many of the songs we and our families requested. Everyone told us they had a great time, which was the most important thing to us. We really appreciate everything Chris added to the event!

-Miranda & Jeremy, May '15
Chris was our DJ at our wedding, and we are so glad he was. He was a great resource as we were planning the event - he had Read more...
Chris was our DJ at our wedding, and we are so glad he was. He was a great resource as we were planning the event - he had some wonderful tips regarding the timeline, and he suggested some activities that we really enjoyed on the day of the wedding. We also really appreciated that he was able to do several different things for us - he did our lighting, set up a photo booth, and supplied Jeremy’s tux. We don't live in the area, so we were also very grateful about his flexibility when scheduling planning sessions. Finally, he did a fantastic job during the wedding. He kept the event flowing nicely, was very attentive to our guests, and incorporated so many of the songs we and our families requested. Everyone told us they had a great time, which was the most important thing to us. We really appreciate everything Chris added to the event!

-Miranda & Jeremy, May '15 Read less
Services Used: DJ, Dress & Attire, Lighting & Decor, Rentals & Photobooths
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SYLVIA
Wedding:
4/12/2015
5.0/5.0
DJ Chris was amazing on my wedding day! He knew exactly what to play and when to play it. I received several phone calls asking me who the DJ was. The dance floor was packed all night and Chris definitely kept the party going. I recommend him for any occasion he is the best!
DJ Chris was amazing on my wedding day! He knew exactly what to play and when to play it. I received several phone calls Read more...
DJ Chris was amazing on my wedding day! He knew exactly what to play and when to play it. I received several phone calls asking me who the DJ was. The dance floor was packed all night and Chris definitely kept the party going. I recommend him for any occasion he is the best! Read less
Services Used: DJ, Lighting & Decor, Rentals & Photobooths
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Janine
Wedding:
4/11/2015
5.0/5.0
We met with four DJs in total but the decision was easy once we had met Chris Rice who, incidentally, also came recommended by our venue. From our initial meeting with Chris we found him extremely easy to work with. We explained the type of wedding reception we wanted (fun, energetic, laid back and not overly formal) and it seemed like that fit his style well. There were certain things that many couples do that we didn't want, like the grand entrance and line dances, and he always took his time to think about how best to direct the evening in the fashion that we wanted. Chris has a great website that couples have access to once you have booked with him and it allows you to electronically create playlists. He had a huge catalogue of music and was able to provide a couple of songs for the wedding day that weren't immediately available in his online catalogue without a problem. We had a conference call with him about a month out from the wedding to go over all of the final details and he did a wonderful job turning our vision into a perfect wedding night. Chris also provided a photo booth and uplighting as part of our package. These were nice bonuses that I wouldn't have necessarily sought out independently. The photo booth in particular was a big hit with our guests. I would highly recommend Chris to anyone that is looking for a classy DJ for their event.
We met with four DJs in total but the decision was easy once we had met Chris Rice who, incidentally, also came Read more...
We met with four DJs in total but the decision was easy once we had met Chris Rice who, incidentally, also came recommended by our venue. From our initial meeting with Chris we found him extremely easy to work with. We explained the type of wedding reception we wanted (fun, energetic, laid back and not overly formal) and it seemed like that fit his style well. There were certain things that many couples do that we didn't want, like the grand entrance and line dances, and he always took his time to think about how best to direct the evening in the fashion that we wanted. Chris has a great website that couples have access to once you have booked with him and it allows you to electronically create playlists. He had a huge catalogue of music and was able to provide a couple of songs for the wedding day that weren't immediately available in his online catalogue without a problem. We had a conference call with him about a month out from the wedding to go over all of the final details and he did a wonderful job turning our vision into a perfect wedding night. Chris also provided a photo booth and uplighting as part of our package. These were nice bonuses that I wouldn't have necessarily sought out independently. The photo booth in particular was a big hit with our guests. I would highly recommend Chris to anyone that is looking for a classy DJ for their event. Read less
Services Used: DJ, Lighting & Decor, Rentals & Photobooths
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
DJ Chris was awesome! He provided fantastic entertainment throughout the wedding and was a terrific emcee. He is a professional in every way. He met with me and my fiance to get a sense of what we wanted and our personalities. He helped guide us in our planning, but also gave us total freedom to incorporate non-traditional details into our wedding.

I really loved the online planning website Chris uses. My fiance and I could play "DJ" in advance and hand-pick all the music we wanted to be played. I requested a lot of tracks, and Chris's expert musical selections filled in the rest.

On the day of, he came early with plenty of time to set up the ceremony area and the reception space, which were both at the Founders Inn and Spa. We had 3 different music selections just for the ceremony processional, and he nailed every cue. The timing was perfect. Music cues during the ceremony were on-point as well. No awkward silences or technical difficulties!

The reception was so much fun, and Chris had great suggestions for special dances and music. We incorporated his idea for an anniversary dance into our reception, and it was such a special feature! Definitely one of my favorite parts of the reception.

He kept the reception running on time, and created smooth transitions between all the activities and special dances. As an emcee, he has a great voice, personality, and sense of humor. Kept our guests entertained!

I will definitely recommend Chris to any friends planning a wedding.
DJ Chris was awesome! He provided fantastic entertainment throughout the wedding and was a terrific emcee. He is a Read more...
DJ Chris was awesome! He provided fantastic entertainment throughout the wedding and was a terrific emcee. He is a professional in every way. He met with me and my fiance to get a sense of what we wanted and our personalities. He helped guide us in our planning, but also gave us total freedom to incorporate non-traditional details into our wedding.

I really loved the online planning website Chris uses. My fiance and I could play "DJ" in advance and hand-pick all the music we wanted to be played. I requested a lot of tracks, and Chris's expert musical selections filled in the rest.

On the day of, he came early with plenty of time to set up the ceremony area and the reception space, which were both at the Founders Inn and Spa. We had 3 different music selections just for the ceremony processional, and he nailed every cue. The timing was perfect. Music cues during the ceremony were on-point as well. No awkward silences or technical difficulties!

The reception was so much fun, and Chris had great suggestions for special dances and music. We incorporated his idea for an anniversary dance into our reception, and it was such a special feature! Definitely one of my favorite parts of the reception.

He kept the reception running on time, and created smooth transitions between all the activities and special dances. As an emcee, he has a great voice, personality, and sense of humor. Kept our guests entertained!

I will definitely recommend Chris to any friends planning a wedding. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ, Lighting & Decor, Rentals & Photobooths
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MyBigFatScienceWedding
Wedding:
12/27/2014
5.0/5.0
Matt was INCREDIBLE! All of our guests raved that it was the best wedding they'd ever been to, and Matt was completely and entirely responsible for that! I ran out of time and didn't get to pick but a handful of song selections before the big day. But no worries! Matt totally picked up on the vibe we were going for and every single song he played was like I had hand picked it. The lighting was incredible and I can't believe he managed to set up the entire venue all by himself. He's like superman. I've been to a dozen other weddings where the DJ just stands at his table and plays the same old tired songs, but Matt actually walked around and ran the entire show. Everyone had a blast and everything ran smoothly and its entirely because of how awesome and incredible Matt is!
Matt was INCREDIBLE! All of our guests raved that it was the best wedding they'd ever been to, and Matt was completely and Read more...
Matt was INCREDIBLE! All of our guests raved that it was the best wedding they'd ever been to, and Matt was completely and entirely responsible for that! I ran out of time and didn't get to pick but a handful of song selections before the big day. But no worries! Matt totally picked up on the vibe we were going for and every single song he played was like I had hand picked it. The lighting was incredible and I can't believe he managed to set up the entire venue all by himself. He's like superman. I've been to a dozen other weddings where the DJ just stands at his table and plays the same old tired songs, but Matt actually walked around and ran the entire show. Everyone had a blast and everything ran smoothly and its entirely because of how awesome and incredible Matt is! Read less
Services Used: DJ, Lighting & Decor
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Kaitlyn
Wedding:
9/20/2014
5.0/5.0
There is no way to describe how truly awesome Chris & Matt are. They are so helpful right from the start & they want to be as involved as you need them to be. Matt was the DJ for our wedding & he was outstanding. He was attentive to all of our tastes and interests, and he used them to create a personalized, unique playlist that fit our style better than I ever could have expected! He was gracious to our guests, and he could not have been more wonderful to us. If you want a DJ that isn't a cliche, and really cares about you as a couple than look no further! Also the photobooth was a hit! Our guests loved it!
There is no way to describe how truly awesome Chris & Matt are. They are so helpful right from the start & they want to be Read more...
There is no way to describe how truly awesome Chris & Matt are. They are so helpful right from the start & they want to be as involved as you need them to be. Matt was the DJ for our wedding & he was outstanding. He was attentive to all of our tastes and interests, and he used them to create a personalized, unique playlist that fit our style better than I ever could have expected! He was gracious to our guests, and he could not have been more wonderful to us. If you want a DJ that isn't a cliche, and really cares about you as a couple than look no further! Also the photobooth was a hit! Our guests loved it! Read less
Services Used: DJ, Lighting & Decor, Rentals & Photobooths
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Matt was the DJ for our wedding, and he was phenomenal!

Prior to the wedding, he was responsive to all of our requests, drafted a timeline for the day(without us asking--VERY nice!), and was unbelievably helpful in getting all of our music selections in line, cutting songs to make them work, etc.

The day of the wedding, he made sure our guests had a great time. Our song selections were important to us, and he made sure all the song cuts and transitions flowed smoothly. He did a great job hosting and introducing everyone. No name butchering or awkward pauses or weird music. Come reception time, we wanted a big dance party and that's exactly what we got. A great mix of songs we requested along with others that fit perfectly.

Most importantly, Matt was just fun! Funny, little quirky, but a blast! He's definitely a pro, but you always felt like your wedding was the most important part of his job. Would definitely work with Chris and Matt again if we had to do it over.
Matt was the DJ for our wedding, and he was phenomenal!

Prior to the wedding, he was responsive to all of our Read more...
Matt was the DJ for our wedding, and he was phenomenal!

Prior to the wedding, he was responsive to all of our requests, drafted a timeline for the day(without us asking--VERY nice!), and was unbelievably helpful in getting all of our music selections in line, cutting songs to make them work, etc.

The day of the wedding, he made sure our guests had a great time. Our song selections were important to us, and he made sure all the song cuts and transitions flowed smoothly. He did a great job hosting and introducing everyone. No name butchering or awkward pauses or weird music. Come reception time, we wanted a big dance party and that's exactly what we got. A great mix of songs we requested along with others that fit perfectly.

Most importantly, Matt was just fun! Funny, little quirky, but a blast! He's definitely a pro, but you always felt like your wedding was the most important part of his job. Would definitely work with Chris and Matt again if we had to do it over. Read less
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