130x130 sq 1323661093618 ppdltwittericon

Party People DJ and Lighting

Valparaiso , IN
CONTACT US
CONTACT US

LOCATION

Valparaiso, IN 46385 US (map)

PHONE

219-309-1242

WEBSITE

View website
Please let this vendor know that you found them on the WeddingWire Network.

ABOUT US

Party People DJ and Lighting is a premier company servicing the Chicagoland, lower Michigan and Northwest Indiana areas. We go above and beyond to make sure your wedding, party or event... Read more
Party People DJ and Lighting is a premier company servicing the Chicagoland, lower Michigan and Northwest Indiana areas. We go above and beyond to make sure your wedding, party or event is as enjoyable as it is impressive. From our DJ service and music videos, to uplighting, monograms and more, we have everything you need to make the night perfect. Read less
DJ

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, Karaoke, Liability Insurance, MC
What additional equipment do you offer?
Disco Ball, Flat Screen, Microphones, Photobooth, Projector, Sound/PA System, Uplighting

REVIEWS

4.1
out of 5.0
4.1/5.0
4.2/5.0
4.1/5.0
3.9/5.0
4.1/5.0
Sort by
Default vendor profile pic
Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
0.5/5.0
I was appalled by this "DJ" service at our wedding. Not only was I made to feel unimportant and insignificant during the planning process, Chris was rather demanding when it came to selecting a playlist (most of which were not played during our reception). I hesitate to use the term DJ as essentially, I could have had the same effect plugging an iPod in. I'll start from the beginning. After being given phonetic explanations of our bridal party's names, and checking them 3 minutes prior to introduction, she still mispronounced them...and I'm not quite sure how you mispronounce KYLIE, but it happened. You couldn't hear her over the level of the music during the introductions, leaving my new husband and I unsure of when to enter. She played about 30 seconds or so of our first dance song during our cake cutting with apparently little to no understanding of her equipment. Emcee skills were minimal at best, making basic introductions and announcing our first dance and the father daughter dance. Beyond that, there was no engagement with our wedding whatsoever. She gave no thought to what the audience may want during the reception but spent plenty of time on her phone and hitting the bar. During open dancing, 2 songs played twice (neither were on our playlist). A member of the bridal party finally had to ask her to play something slow. The uplighting was set so far away from the wall that people were tripping, including a member of the waitstaff who fell directly into me (we purposely booked a room much larger than we needed so people wouldn't be tripping over one another or anything else). If it isn't already abundantly clear, I would NOT recommend this service to anyone.
I was appalled by this "DJ" service at our wedding. Not only was I made to feel unimportant and insignificant during the Read more...
I was appalled by this "DJ" service at our wedding. Not only was I made to feel unimportant and insignificant during the planning process, Chris was rather demanding when it came to selecting a playlist (most of which were not played during our reception). I hesitate to use the term DJ as essentially, I could have had the same effect plugging an iPod in. I'll start from the beginning. After being given phonetic explanations of our bridal party's names, and checking them 3 minutes prior to introduction, she still mispronounced them...and I'm not quite sure how you mispronounce KYLIE, but it happened. You couldn't hear her over the level of the music during the introductions, leaving my new husband and I unsure of when to enter. She played about 30 seconds or so of our first dance song during our cake cutting with apparently little to no understanding of her equipment. Emcee skills were minimal at best, making basic introductions and announcing our first dance and the father daughter dance. Beyond that, there was no engagement with our wedding whatsoever. She gave no thought to what the audience may want during the reception but spent plenty of time on her phone and hitting the bar. During open dancing, 2 songs played twice (neither were on our playlist). A member of the bridal party finally had to ask her to play something slow. The uplighting was set so far away from the wall that people were tripping, including a member of the waitstaff who fell directly into me (we purposely booked a room much larger than we needed so people wouldn't be tripping over one another or anything else). If it isn't already abundantly clear, I would NOT recommend this service to anyone. Read less
Services Used: DJ, Lighting & Decor
Party People DJ and Lighting responded with the following comments:

We ask that music is submitted two weeks prior to an event. If it's not, then we do have to occasionally request that the music be submitted. We always blend the end of each song into the beginning of the next so to say you got an ipod experience is not true. I tell all of our clients that we run the introductions and first dances and let the music do what it's supposed to do. In my 16 years of wedding DJ experience, some crowds just don't dance no matter what the DJ does. Our DJ does have a family which had a sick child at home. People do have kids that get sick and she was only communicating with her babysitter. She did go up to the bar a couple times but not to get alcohol. She was getting coke! They do happen to serve coke from the bar. You told us that is was ok to take requests and if we did play two songs twice, it was at the request of your guests and we were trying to make your guests happy. The uplighting does have to be pulled away from the wall and be back-angled in order to light the wall evenly and properly.

If you had contacted us, we could have explained of this to you...
Default vendor profile pic
Robyn
Wedding:
3/12/2016
2.2/5.0
-Draping looked terrible..it looked like he hung a couple of white canvas dropcloths from Home Depot. Nothing like he showed me. Turns out he decided to "double drape" without asking me.
-He played some ugly "live" version of our first dance song we have never even heard!!!! 
- He did not provide the promised light show during the dancing.
- I had to follow up with him repeatedly to get our contract, make arrangements, etc.  He waited until two days before our wedding to download our song list.
- He helped himself excessively to our popcorn and cupcake table. Without even asking at all. When confronted about it he basically told us we were uptight and silly.
-Draping looked terrible..it looked like he hung a couple of white canvas dropcloths from Home Depot. Nothing like he Read more...
-Draping looked terrible..it looked like he hung a couple of white canvas dropcloths from Home Depot. Nothing like he showed me. Turns out he decided to "double drape" without asking me.
-He played some ugly "live" version of our first dance song we have never even heard!!!! 
- He did not provide the promised light show during the dancing.
- I had to follow up with him repeatedly to get our contract, make arrangements, etc.  He waited until two days before our wedding to download our song list.
- He helped himself excessively to our popcorn and cupcake table. Without even asking at all. When confronted about it he basically told us we were uptight and silly. Read less
Services Used: DJ, Lighting & Decor
Default vendor profile pic
Scott
Wedding:
3/14/2015
3.1/5.0
Our wedding had quite a few hiccups up to the reception. When we arrived we were greeted by Chris of Party People. He was nicely dressed and ready to tie up loose ends. There were a few bumps in the road during the reception including mispronunciation of names, limited requested songs being played, volume of music being too high, and at one point a complete power failure. This was remedied by using cell phones to queue up songs in lieu of his computer dj equipment. I spoke with Chris after the event and he was more than willing to negotiate a solution. He ended up giving a partial refund a couple months later.

If you have a larger budget, you might look elsewhere. However, I would recommend Chris and his business to those that are on a tight budget and aren't too worried about strict timelines and expectations. He was very friendly and willing to listen.
Our wedding had quite a few hiccups up to the reception. When we arrived we were greeted by Chris of Party People. He was Read more...
Our wedding had quite a few hiccups up to the reception. When we arrived we were greeted by Chris of Party People. He was nicely dressed and ready to tie up loose ends. There were a few bumps in the road during the reception including mispronunciation of names, limited requested songs being played, volume of music being too high, and at one point a complete power failure. This was remedied by using cell phones to queue up songs in lieu of his computer dj equipment. I spoke with Chris after the event and he was more than willing to negotiate a solution. He ended up giving a partial refund a couple months later.

If you have a larger budget, you might look elsewhere. However, I would recommend Chris and his business to those that are on a tight budget and aren't too worried about strict timelines and expectations. He was very friendly and willing to listen. Read less
Services Used: DJ
Default vendor profile pic
Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.8/5.0
Wonderful experienced staff that did everything to make our night stand out!! I would recommend them for any occasion!? Great JOB.. PArtY People !!! Thanks, The Terrells..:)
Wonderful experienced staff that did everything to make our night stand out!! I would recommend them for any occasion!? Read more...
Wonderful experienced staff that did everything to make our night stand out!! I would recommend them for any occasion!? Great JOB.. PArtY People !!! Thanks, The Terrells..:) Read less
Services Used: DJ, Lighting & Decor, Rentals & Photobooths, Videography
Default vendor profile pic
Becky
Wedding:
12/13/2014
5.0/5.0
Chris Pahl of the party people and dj and lighting company was awesome. He showed up early and stayed until the last guest left. He was very professional and kept the party going all night. And he really makes the lighting look cool. I recommend getting the uplighting package. It makes the room glow. Make sure that you hire a dj that is trained in weddings, our night smoothly moved from one section to the next.
Chris Pahl of the party people and dj and lighting company was awesome. He showed up early and stayed until the last guest Read more...
Chris Pahl of the party people and dj and lighting company was awesome. He showed up early and stayed until the last guest left. He was very professional and kept the party going all night. And he really makes the lighting look cool. I recommend getting the uplighting package. It makes the room glow. Make sure that you hire a dj that is trained in weddings, our night smoothly moved from one section to the next. Read less
Services Used: DJ
Default vendor profile pic
Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
The Party People Did an awesome job at my wedding. The dance floor was packed and everyone really enjoyed themselves. I received so many phone calls and text messages requesting their number. I'm hoping they get quiet a few booking from our wedding. The up lighting that was provided was so awesome my venue will be contacting them to use those pictures on the website. The monogram that they used really set the place and made us the center of attention loved seeing our names in lights. I highly recommend them. They saved me a lot of trips to different vendors with all of the services they offer and other vendors they know and work with.
The Party People Did an awesome job at my wedding. The dance floor was packed and everyone really enjoyed themselves. I Read more...
The Party People Did an awesome job at my wedding. The dance floor was packed and everyone really enjoyed themselves. I received so many phone calls and text messages requesting their number. I'm hoping they get quiet a few booking from our wedding. The up lighting that was provided was so awesome my venue will be contacting them to use those pictures on the website. The monogram that they used really set the place and made us the center of attention loved seeing our names in lights. I highly recommend them. They saved me a lot of trips to different vendors with all of the services they offer and other vendors they know and work with. Read less
Services Used: DJ
Default vendor profile pic
aLYSSA
Wedding:
11/15/2014
0.0/5.0
I am horrified at how my wedding turned out. The service I received wasn't worth anything. I would have rather had NO music than what I had received. My introductions were done backwards, the "dj" is NOT who I was told was coming, my intro music was not used, NO ONE could hear any of the music we played to our first dances, and I really think my wedding was ruined just because of this company. Please do not waste any money on these people! I don't know how they can call themselves professionals when they show up in jeans and a t shirt and don't even know how to use the equipment. He had no clue! My wedding day was ruined because of this service. Screeching broke everyone's eardrums as soon as he got on the mic to do anything. The guy that Chris had thrown in to do the job he told me he would do was not even a DJ! He was a bartender at BDUBS! I DID NOT pay $2100 for a bartender at bdubs to DJ my wedding. Everyone complained.


He has YET to respond to my concerns, but a friend of mine is using him for her wedding in April and contacted him about my wedding and how terrible his services were. He responded to her, but not me. What a joke.

I also spent forever on trying to figure out what songs to play. He played about five.


He told my friend that it was "feedback" and he cannot be responsible for that. However, there was not "feedback" there was no sound! NO ONE could hear the music, and its not a big venue! DO NOT USE THIS SERVICE! SAVE YOUR HEART FROM THE ACHE!
I am horrified at how my wedding turned out. The service I received wasn't worth anything. I would have rather had NO Read more...
I am horrified at how my wedding turned out. The service I received wasn't worth anything. I would have rather had NO music than what I had received. My introductions were done backwards, the "dj" is NOT who I was told was coming, my intro music was not used, NO ONE could hear any of the music we played to our first dances, and I really think my wedding was ruined just because of this company. Please do not waste any money on these people! I don't know how they can call themselves professionals when they show up in jeans and a t shirt and don't even know how to use the equipment. He had no clue! My wedding day was ruined because of this service. Screeching broke everyone's eardrums as soon as he got on the mic to do anything. The guy that Chris had thrown in to do the job he told me he would do was not even a DJ! He was a bartender at BDUBS! I DID NOT pay $2100 for a bartender at bdubs to DJ my wedding. Everyone complained.


He has YET to respond to my concerns, but a friend of mine is using him for her wedding in April and contacted him about my wedding and how terrible his services were. He responded to her, but not me. What a joke.

I also spent forever on trying to figure out what songs to play. He played about five.


He told my friend that it was "feedback" and he cannot be responsible for that. However, there was not "feedback" there was no sound! NO ONE could hear the music, and its not a big venue! DO NOT USE THIS SERVICE! SAVE YOUR HEART FROM THE ACHE! Read less
Services Used: DJ
Default vendor profile pic
Private User
Wedding:
11/1/2014
4.3/5.0
Got the crowd hype..dance floor packed ...people was complaining their feet hurt from dancing ...so he gets the job done.
Got the crowd hype..dance floor packed ...people was complaining their feet hurt from dancing ...so he gets the job done.
Got the crowd hype..dance floor packed ...people was complaining their feet hurt from dancing ...so he gets the job done. Read less
Services Used: DJ
Default vendor profile pic
Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.3/5.0
Provide great service . Great selection of song, you'll surely enjoy dancing all night
Provide great service . Great selection of song, you'll surely enjoy dancing all night
Provide great service . Great selection of song, you'll surely enjoy dancing all night Read less
Services Used: DJ

MAP

 
Valparaiso, IN 46385 See On Map
Thanks for visiting the vendor listing for Party People DJ and Lighting
Please let this vendor know that you found them on the WeddingWire Network.
Ww logo
220x220 1323661093618 ppdltwittericon