Carcano DJ Audio Visual & Lighting
Wow wow wow. That's what my husband and I said when we walked into our wedding reception. Mike and his team blew us away! We had a gorgeous white dance floor, purple lighting, draping, silver chivari chairs, charger plates and DJ service. Everything was gorgeous. It was so worth it! The team at Carcano is totally catering and flexible, and works with you for wherever you need! We couldn't have been happier, and we would do it all over again tomorrow if we could. If you want a beautiful reception that your guests wont stop talking about, go with Carcano! :) thanks.Mike,Stephani and Debbie!! You made our day.truly memorable!!!
I cannot say enough about Mike Carcano and his team! I met with him and immediately knew he was the DJ for us, because he is so friendly and truly loves music. We wanted a DJ instead of a band because we really wanted to select most of the specific songs for our reception, but we were worried about hiring someone who wouldn't cater to our (extensive) playlist. But Mike was perfect: he is upbeat & fun but totally classy, he read the crowd to adjust the music when needed, and he played all the songs we wanted to hear. He even made us a CD our songs from the wedding! We are so grateful & happy that he and his team were a part of our big day, so definitely meet with him if you are looking for a great DJ for your wedding.
We used Carcano DJ for our recent wedding at the Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club and they were excellent. They were professional, they quickly responded to emails/phone calls, and were very flexible. We had a great first meeting with Mike. He spent a lot of time getting to know us during the first meeting and was therefore able to suggest Don as our DJ. Don was an excellent choice! He was professional and did a great job of keeping people on the dance floor. We were hoping for a DJ who could keep the party atmosphere alive without dominating the evening with too much microphone time. Don did a great job! We would recommend Carcano DJ and their team to everyone.
With about 2 months left to go before our wedding, we were still scrambling to find a DJ (originally I was just going to have my iTunes plugged in and have someone manage that but am I glad my wife talked me out of it!) and luckily stumbled across Mike Carcano and his team through the "Preferred Vendor" list of our venue.
We met Mike and my first impression was that he came off a bit "Sales-ish" (after all, this is a Sales business) but after spending more time with him, I realize he is genuine and just wants the best for you on your special day. A lot of the recommendations he had for us, I was hesitant on at first, but I'm so glad that I followed his instincts as these little touches really made the night that much more beautiful.
In terms of pricing, we were able to negotiate a price I thought was beyond fair (I think in part is because he owns so much of the equipment already, but I also believe it was because he really wanted us to have the best and was willing to work with our budget to make it happen).
On the actual day of, Jason was our DJ and Stefani was running things behind the scenes. Needless to say, everything came off perfectly and we received so many compliments from our guests regarding the ambiance.
Overall, I could not recommend Mike and his team enough!!! They were professional but at the same time made you feel so warm and welcomed, it was as if you were all close friends or family. They offered an amazing price for the quality and amount of service they provided. And finally, they are a local family business that sincerely cares about their customers. My only regret is that this is a once in a lifetime event (hopefully!) but I will definitely be looking to use them for any future party I have and I will never stop recommending them to friends and family!
To Mike, Stefani and Jason: THANK YOU for helping to the most important day of our lives a little more beautiful, magical and memorable.
DJ Mike Carcano/Stefani and the rest of Carcano team did a fantastic job for our recent wedding at Pelican Hill. I can't say enough great things about how flawless everything turned out, and how professionally the service was delivered. They worked within our tight budget to give us what we wanted and more. Stefani was extremely patient with our every request and made sure that all the details were executed accordingly. DJ Mike is charming, generous, and was always willing to go the extra mile to make sure our wedding was classy and fun. These folks know how to put on a party! It's no wonder they've been in business for as long as they have. Thank you guys for making all our dreams come true!
Mike is awesome. Great support staff. Extremely knowledgeable and EASY to work with. Don't waste your time looking for anybody else. Mike is the man! Professional, friendly and creates the perfect party atmosphere!
I found Mike after I had aleady secured my DJ or I probably would have tried his DJ services as well (even though I absolutely loved th DJ I selected). I used Mike's chiavarri chairs and lighting services. The chairs looked brand new! The lighting was awesome and really enhanced the room. I loved the lighted monogram on the dance floor!
Mike is an awesome DJ. We had a Persian/Mexican wedding and he did an amazing job keeping everyone on the dance floor. Everyone danced the whole night and said they loved the music and what a great DJ I had. He really works with you to make sure that the music you choose is just want you want whether its for the ceremony, dinner or dance reception. He works with an unbelievably helpful staff. They are great at getting back to you really quickly and making sure you feel completely comfortable with the music chosen for the day. I have no hesitation recommending Mike as a DJ, lighting company, and don't forget the beautiful chiavari chairs! You won't be disappointed!
The first thing I want to say is that Mike and Stefani are AWESOME! We hired them to do our lighting, music, slideshow and rented chivari chairs from them. I have had nothing but compliments from everyone that came to the wedding and the dance floor was never empty. I appreciated the personal attention that they gave us throughtout the whole wedding planning process. Stefani was so patient with us while we tried to figure out what songs to put in our slideshow and was very understanding when I decided to change one of the songs the day before the wedding. My family loved the slideshow presentation so much that some of my aunts even asked if they could get a copy of it.
We gave Mike our vision of the wedding we wanted it and not only did he acheive that but it was 10 times better then we imagined. Out of everything we did for the wedding I think hiring Mike and Stefani was the best decision we made. They gave our wedding that WOW factor and we couldn't be happier. Anyone debating on who to hire for lighting and music has to meet Mike and I guarantee you that after that first meeting you will want him for your wedding!
The first time my mom and I met with him we knew he was going to be amazing! You can tell just by the way he loves music that he's a great DJ! He's passionate about what he does and knows how to get people on the dance floor!! He's great! After signing our contract my (now) husband and I met with him about a month before our wedding! We went over everything! The order of events, songs we want played at certain times, and his vision of the night! We couldn't have been happier when we left! Everything was perfect the day of! All the songs we wanted were played, people never left the dance floor, the uplighting was PERFECT and made the room gorgeous, the chairs were perfect and exactly what I asked for! We even had two prjector screens for the slideshow we put together and it worked out perfectly! They set it up while everyone was eating and no one even noticed! Then they took it down while we were giving the toasts and, again, no one noticed! After the night was over I thanked him and he even gave me the cd's of our music he used that night! It was so cool! He was great and everyone said the DJ was awesome! They will make or break your wedding so go with Carcano DJ! He's the best!
Mike and Stefani did exceptional on our wedding day! Talking to Mike the first time gives me no doubts that he knows what he's talking about. Althroughout my wedding planning, I did not have to worry about the DJ, the sequence and over-all presentation and Mike did not let us down. Stefani is awesome as well! Our montage presentation was very organized and we could not ask for anything more! Great, wonderful services!
Mike and Stefani are the best EVER. We absolutely loved them. We got so many compliments on how perfect the event was and everyone danced until the very end. They are very reasonably priced. We also got chivari chairs from them. Could not have asked for a more perfect DJ!
After we met with Carcano DJ we knew that we did not need to meet with another DJ. Their staff were friendly, responsive, and most important to us, they were honest. We met with the owner who spent time getting to know us as a couple and then assigned us a DJ that he felt best matched us. Let me tell you that it is no wonder that they have been in the DJ business for so long because he matched us with the PERFECT DJ for us. Our DJ (Jerry) was FABULOUS, he personalized everything for us and we could not have been happier.
I love Carcano Dj & Lighiting.....they did an amazing job with my music, lighting and gobo. i told them what i love and they made it came true but WAY BETTER. They make sure that my families and friends enjoy the music and a great time with game, dancing, money dance, and more dance because i want to see them "move it move it cause i love to move it move it." so make sure you hire Carcano DJ & Lighting because they know how to party!
We hired Mike and Stefani to do the lighting, chairs and be our DJ at our wedding April 30th in Beverly Hills and it was one of the best decisions we made. Communication with Mike/Stefani is fast and easy, they are a pleasure to work with through the entire process. The chairs and lighting were exactly what we wanted - all amber lighting to evoke a romantic, almost candlelit filled room - it completely transformed the ballroom and all of my guests were blown away with how elegant the wedding looked. Mike is a great DJ and MC and worked perfectly with our band - he knew how to read the crowd and kept us all dancing. They are incredibly professional and accommodating to any of your requests and most of all really nice people to work with - don't think twice about working with them, they are brilliant!
Mike Carcano was our DJ for our wedding in April. He did an amazing job. He is very personable, energenic, and he really knows how to feel the crowd. He personally went over every last detail with us prior to the wedding and every song that we wished for was played. He pays close attention to you and your style and he's able to capture it all. He was able to get the crowd going (and it stayed going ALL night long!) My cousin the other day was just talking about our wedding and said, "man every song was great. One after the other just made me get up and dance!" A DJ can make or break your wedding and Mike definetly made ours! We would recommend him to anyone!
I cannot recommend Mike Carcano enough! After a strong referral I checked out his website and was so pleased with his work AND his prices! He was very professional and replied to all of my emails and questions promptly and with kindness. I gave him a lot of freedom and responsibility and he blew away my expectations... 5 stars all the way!
Mike and Stefanie did an awesome job at our wedding! We booked Mike as our DJ as well as the lighting and chairs from them as well. They made the day extra special and definitely set the tone that I wanted for our reception which was energy filled with the exact setting that I envisioned which was with a back splash of light blue lighting and beautiful elegant silver chiavari chairs.
Me and my husband were very impressed with Mike's energy and extensive knowledge of each genre of songs. He knew exactly the type of songs that we enjoyed and played all of them during our wedding. We received several compliments from guests expressing how much they loved the songs at our wedding reception. Mike was so great to work with and he put me and my husband at ease as we both knew that we were in great hands and had nothing to worry about. We definitley recommend Carcano DJ to anybody who wants to ensure that their wedding day will be filled with beautiful music and lighting!
Working with Mike Carcano was great. We hired his team to be our DJ and Handling our lighting. His staff was always quick to respond, very friendly and professional. Our lights were fantastic and they were cheaper than the hotel service. We got up lighting and pin spots and were happy with both. Jerry was a great MC! We were very happy with Mike! He's the best! I would definitely recommend Carcano DJ.
Carcano DJ was excellent in terms of the music they provide, and the energy they bring to the dance floor. I also thought the value of everything was quite worth it. The only complaint that I have is that during the garter toss, Carcano DJ actually called me out by the wrong name TWICE. No one noticed, but I was a bit confused when he asked me to move my chair. Other than that, everything was great!
I have to admit all my vendors were great and Mike Carcano and Stefani are no exception!
They helped my reception run smoothly and the dance floor was packed all night! His Mcing was amazing too! He made everyones intros perfect!
AND I loved that he gave us a CD at the end of the night of a few of the songs that he played and all the songs for the intros and first dance, mother and groom dance and mother and daughter dance. So nice!
The lighting we also did with them looked amazing and made the room beautiful all night!
Thanks again Mike!
I recently got married on Labor Day Sunday and did business with DJ Mike Carcano. After the wedding, I decided to only do a few reviews and choose wisely the best and worst to provide feedback on.
I will say that doing business with Mike Carcano & Stephanie was an absolute pleasure. They are VERY fair, good about getting back to you, and friendly. Their presentation on services was excellent and I can only positive things about my experience of doing business with them. I had some personal issues (unrelated to them) with wedding planning (as should have been expected) and Mike and Stephanie were very easy to work with and did not take our stress personally. I was very concerned with dealing with a complete stranger since I was paying everything up front, but they are extremely trust worthy and are so successful in the wedding planning business for that very reason.
I will also comment that we required on-site staff for our wedding from his company and they were professional and easy for my coordinator to work with. There was an additional charge for this, which was expected given liability and risk of equipment.
I would highly recommend his services for DJ, lighting, chairs, or whatever services he offers.
What can I say? Mike and Stefanie are the best! I always knew I wanted them to do my lighting. One of my co-workers used them for her wedding, which is how I first heard about them. Once I visited their website, I knew I had to have them. My husband and I went to their showroom to meet with them and we hired them on the spot. I never even interviewed or considered any other DJ. They were great with responding to any questions or concerns I had. Mike has a great personality and was funny. By the time my wedding rolled around I had never given them a song list as requested, but Mike had no problem keeping the folks at the wedding dancing.
Their lighting completely transformed our reception room. My husband and I were completely blown away. I had gone to the banquet room in the weeks before the wedding, just to see how other couples had set up the room. Other couples had lighting in the room but the room never really looked much different. I started wondering if getting lighting was a waste of money. The night of the wedding, Mike and Stefani showed me how wise of an investment I had made. Guests kept remarking how our wedding should have been featured on one of those wedding shows. They also did our gobo light and it was cool that I got to help design ours.
Mike and Stefani also rent chiavari chairs and it happened to be at one of the best prices I was able to find. Had I not found them, I would not have been able to afford chiavari chairs. They definitely added a nice touch to the room.
I would recommend Stefani and Mike to anyone. They make a great team and were very professional.
This vendor was the one we spent the most money on. They provided our lighting and DJ services.
WELL WORTH IT!!!!!!!!!
Bobbi had us on schedule ALL night, even when I checked out mentally, HA.
He had the floor packed all night and everyone loved him.
They also performed my Matron of Honor's wedding the prior year.
HIGHLY recommended. :)
The Carcano DJ staff was very easy to work with and was able to work with our budget to give us exactly what we wanted. We went with their DJ and lighting services and are happy with how our wedding turned out. They do an impeccable job with lighting and have many color options to choose from.
My only suggestion is to have your final meeting with the actual DJ, and not another staff member, so he knows exactly what you want done at the event. There was a moment during our reception when it seemed as if things could have gone more smoothly had we relayed our expectations directly to the DJ ourselves.
Mike was the MC/DJ for our wedding last year. He did a wonderful job, very outgoing, played the music that we wanted. He and Stefani did a great job setting up the lights and our gobo. He had a few issues with the names of our wedding party and forgot to announce that we had wedding take-home bags, but other than that he was great.
We had met Mike at a bridal expo and were impressed with his outgoing and humorous personality (a big MUST in our book for a wedding DJ!). We visited him in person and he was extremely friendly and professional (and the office was also very neat and organized!). He offered everything we wanted so we booked him on the spot.
At the wedding, the lighting package and custom gobo looked PHENOMENAL and he and Stefani did a great job changing up the colors of the lighting and transitioning between songs. If Mike had only said the right names during the introductions (he said the Best Man's name in lieu of the Groom's name!!), everything would've been perfect!
We had Carcano provide our lighting and DJ services for our wedding at Rancho Las Lomas in Silverado, CA. We didn't have Mike DJ the wedding, instead had one of their other DJs, Jerry, do both our ceremony and reception music. At first we were a little hesitant to have someone other than Mike there, but we have to say that Jerry was excellent! He worked with us deligently prior to the wedding date to find out all our music expectations through all the different stages of the day. For the ceremony, Jerry was so professional and right on cue. For the reception, Jerry was the master! He was a delight in leading the activities of the night, creative in coming up with ideas for centerpiece giveaway, energetic to keep spirits high. We got so many compliments on DJ Jerry throughout the night, and the dance floor was always packed with lots of smiles because of him.
The sound system Carcano provided was excellent for the ceremony, especially as they had to quickly come up with alternatives with the outside looming rain. Inside the reception area, the sound system was clear and at the right volume, however my only suggestion is there should have been some more speakers in the back of the room, some guests had a hard time hearing in that area since the room was rectangular and low ceilings. The uplighting provided was a little expensive, but made the room beautiful.
Mike Carcano was an excellent DJ and he provided the perfect musical backdrop for our reception. My husband is a DJ and because of that, our choice of DJ was very important to him. Mike and his team carefully listened to the style of music we wanted and allowed us to provide a detailed listing of preferred songs for dinner and dancing. Mike was very skilled at watching the crowd and switching up the musical choice when the dance floor thinned out, and the result was a reception with a packed dance floor up through the final song. We would definitely recommend Carcano DJ to anyone. Mike was classy, professional, and really kept the party going.
Carcano DJ did a great job at my wedding. The DJ read the crowd well, played the music we requested and didn't play the music we didn't want! Carcano is easy to work with and friendly. Everyone was dancing until the end of the night!
I work in the Entertainment industry and hands-down Mike Carcano is the best DJ I've ever had the chance to work with... and that first chance was my wedding! He was so fantastic we convinced our best friends to use him at their wedding as well. His personality is the perfect fit as the master of ceremonies for a wedding reception or any party. Stefanie, his assistant, was so pleasant and organized. They truly make a great team.
Great with the guests and played exactly what my husband and I wanted to have played. He got people on the dance floor having a good time - including a conga line!
He was a great mediator and was able to wing it as plans changed on the fly. Carcano is definitely a good entertainment company to go with for any of your upcoming events.
"Words can never convey just how grateful we are for your outstanding services. You made our wedding and reception so perfect. Your personality and professionalism went above and beyond anything we expected! Thank you so very much for truly making a difference in our special day...the way you listened to our wishes and paid close attention to detail were so very important to us. Everyone at the reception complimented you all evening! You are an amazing DJ and it shows how much you care and enjoy your job! Thank you, thank you, thank you!"
"As an entertainer, I think it would be an enormous compliment that the biggest complaint of the night is that the dance floor is not large enough to accommodate all of the people that wanted to dance. I know that you had everyone dancing because each time Norma and I wanted to visit tables and greet our guests, they were all on the dance floor. I can't think of a party that I have attended that ALL the guests had such a great time and continue to talk about the reception. I had never seen so many people dance the whole night. That is truly a tribute to your entertaining talents."
"A full week after the [NYPD Blue] wrap party, people are still talking about it being the best one yet - and this was our eighth season! Carcano DJ Entertainment was an enormous part of the party's success. You and your staff were professional, efficient, and an overall pleasure to work with. Thank you for keeping us dancing."
“We can’t thank you enough for everything you brought to our wedding. The lighting couldn’t have been more perfect and the custom gobo gave the dance floor such a classy touch. We feel that without you and your amazing energy, our wedding wouldn’t have been what it was. You had everyone dancing which made us beyond happy! We can’t wait to work with you and your staff again!”
“Thank you so much for your wonderful lighting services on our July 27th wedding at the Hyatt, Huntington Beach. You really helped us achieve the ambiance we envisioned. I am so happy we used your lighting services and were happy with the turnout.”
Amelia Rose Jewels
The Story Keeper
We love Mike and refer him to every bride looking for a great DJ!
Carcano DJ Audio Visual and Lighting is a great DJ company. They really understand how to make guests have a great time and help make awesome memories. This company is extremely professional and a fun group. These guys are great!
You're in great hands with Carcano DJ! Mike and his team always deliver 120%! Everyone on his team are true pros, and they will provide you with excellent DJ services, incredible lighting, and awesome service. My personal favorite thing about Carcano DJ is watching them get ready for your event with their set up with precision and expertise.
I love Carcano DJ & Lighting.....They did an amazing job with my ceremony & reception music, lighting and gobo. I'm really glad that they are part of my wedding. They listen to what you hoping for and they made it come true but BETTER, but most importantly they make sure that my families & friends had a great time at my wedding.
When you want a professional DJ company who is reputable and honest, call Mike Carcano! Carcano DJ Audio Visual & Lighting is your one stop shopping for all your MC/DJ needs. Mike has worked several events for me and he is terrific! Give Mike a call for your wedding...you'll be glad you did!
Beth Slavin Productions
Event Planning and Production
Mike and his team of creative professionals at Carcano DJ Audio Visual & lighting are always a pleasure to work with. They create a fun and lively atmosphere at every event they do. And their lighting set-ups are amazing. We love working with them. Keep up the good work guys!
Mike Carcano and his team are always SPOT ON with every event. Professional and caring to each and every client, they make our catering job easy. You won't go wrong with hiring Carcano DJ and Lighting.
Look no further, Mike and his staff of entertaining professionals are sure to keep your guests dancing! Their lighting is sure to add style and elegance to any venue.
CARCANO DJ AUDIO VISUAL & LIGHTING creates memorable experiences that will last a lifetime. Whether your event requires the subtle hand of sophistication or demands a high-energy performance, our professional staff of DJs will provide a
celebration that will not soon be forgotten.
CARCANO DJ can help create an elegant ambiance using décor uplighting, patterns, custom monograms on the dance floor or wall, pin spotting and chiavari chairs to enhance any location in Orange County and throughout Southern California.
CARCANO DJ will provide you with superb service, exceptional entertainment and memorable décor lighting. With over 21 years of experience in performing and planning special events, our staff will assist you in organizing a spectacular event including providing you with resources, vendors and creative ideas that will exceed expectations and guarantee a flawless event.
Carcano DJ Audio Visual & Lighting is a licensed, insured company with over 21 years of experience located in Lake Forest near the Irvine Spectrum.
Do you have more than one DJ to choose from?
We have 4 DJs to choose from, each sharing the same goal of making your event a true success.
What is included in a 4-hour DJ package?
You will have an in-office consultation and final meeting with your DJ. Your DJ will arrive one hour or earlier prior to your event to begin setting up. Each package includes a complete digital DJ system with a cordless microphone and back-up equipment, along with a complete library of music specifically catered to your special event. Your DJ will be dressed in appropriate attire and will be a master of ceremonies to make all announcements and play your requested music throughout your event.
Are we able to meet the DJ who will perform at our event?
After your initial consultation with Carcano DJ, we will determine which of the 4 DJs would best fit your needs. At the time of the appointment, we set-up a meeting with the DJ to see if his personality fits with what your needs are for your specific event. The DJ's phone number and email will be given to you so that you may contact him directly throughout your planning.
What type of music styles do you offer?
With today's digital technology, we are able to provide you with any style of music and find most, if not all, of the songs you request. This includes, and is not limited, to 40s Big Band Swing to all of today's current music, along with various types of ethnic music such as Latin, Arabic, Indian, Jewish, Greek and Asian styles.
Do you have bilingual DJs?
Carcano DJ Audio Visual & Lighting offers a Spanish speaking DJ.
What if we only need lighting or audio visual services, not DJ services?
Not a problem. We have a professional staff of lighting and audio visual technicians who can customize your event, set up the equipment, operate it during the event and strike at the end of the event.
Does Carcano DJ offer any additional services besides entertainment and lighting?
Yes, Carcano DJ can also assist you in planning your event. With over 21 years of experience, we can help you add additional services, such as dance floors, draping, photo booths, photography, decor and wedding coordinating. We are a full-service wedding entertainment company that has the resources, experience and knowledge to accommodate any budget.
Do you have any referrals we may contact?
Listed under our Preferred Vendors page, you will find vendors and their phone numbers, who will give you a recommendation for our company. Once you make an appointment, you can also view over 100 personal letters of recommendation from our past clients. Also view our page on WeddingWire.com for online reviews and more information.
What counties does Carcano DJ service?
Carcano DJ provides DJ and lighting services in Southern California, including Orange County, San Diego County, Riverside County, Ventura County, Los Angeles County and San Bernardino County.
Is a contract and deposit required to secure our date? What methods of payment do you offer?
Yes. A non-refundable deposit is required for DJ, lighting and audio visual services. The remaining balance is due 10 business days prior to the event. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, checks, and cash.
How do we schedule an appointment?
Call us at (949) 455-1296 to make an appointment or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org Appointments are made Monday through Friday anytime during the day or evening. Weekend appointments are also available depending upon our event schedule. Most consultations take about 45 minutes. For directions to our office, click on the address at the bottom of any page.