Chi-City Enterprises DJs
Chi-City Entertainment is an amazing company Owned and operated by George Whyte, a dedicated true professional who is in love with his craft. George helped us think of every detail even parts of the wedding that were not related to the music. Do not mearly hire somone because they beat a deal or because they advertise all about price. Once you talk to george and hear the dedication in his voice to making you feel speacial and making every moment during your wedding its own event with its own theme song you will hire him on the spot. (i did) George and his team were very professional and I will continue to pass his name around anytime I hear that sombody is planning a wedding. Thanks CHI-CITY
We contracted Chi City to DJ for our wedding reception at The Red Oak Room in Cantigny in Wheaton in Oct. of 2012. Chi City was the first of three DJs we interviewed, and from the moment we met George and Tom, we had a very good feeling they would be the ones we selected. We wanted someone who was professional, prepared for anything, and understood and could work with our style and tastes. We wanted a DJ who got everyone on the dance floor all night! We also had a somewhat limited budget, and Chi City fit well within our limits.
During the planning stages, George was our main contact. They had experience at our venue and brought backups of everything. They were easy to reach and willing to meet and talk as much as we wanted. They were easy-going, yet confident they could provide the service we wanted. We also provided them with a list of songs/artists we liked (including many of our high school favorites, which you normally wouldn’t hear at a wedding, like Third Eye Blind, Matchbox 20, etc.) and Tom, who was the head DJ at our reception, used this to as a guideline for cocktail hour, dinner, and dance music.
Tom and his assistant, John, were very professional and interacted appropriately with our group. The sound was also set up perfectly for the space. Tom also had a fantastic ability to read the room and helped achieve our goal of getting everyone on the dance floor all night.
We got many compliments on the DJ that evening (and still do!). Most were along the lines of “they are playing music I didn’t expect to hear at a wedding/haven’t heard in a long time, but I LOVE it”, or “your DJ was awesome! They played so much fun music!”
Bottom line: Our dance floor was spilling over outside, into the dining space and bar areas all night. Overall, George and Tom more than exceeded our expectations. We could not have wished for more, and would highly recommend them to...
Chi city Enterprises made our wedding day PERFECT!!! From the ceremony, to the cocktail, to the reception these guys rocked it!! Our dance floor was full and people loved the music and lighting. After the wedding everyone kept complimenting us on the music and I have given several referrals!! The planning process was a breeze and George was available any time I had questions and met us at the reception hall to fine tune all the details! Our wedding day was perfect and chi city enterprises played a major part in that!!!!
I can't give enough praise for Chi City Enterprises. I booked George Whyte, the owner, to be the DJ for my son's wedding celebration. He was very easy to work with and very open to my wishes. He offered great help in making this party such a success. He got there early to set up and played music during the cocktail hour, dinner and dancing. When he started playing the party got started. As the host I really sat back and was able to enjoy the evening. He was professional, yet very fun and engaging. I would highly recommend Chi City Enterprise for a great night of music.
We used Chi City Enterprises for our wedding DJ and couldn't have been more pleased. George, from the planning stages of the event to the day itself took great care of us! The company is professional and seasoned. We felt that the service was personalized. All of our contact with the company was responded to immediately. We didn't feel like it was difficult to get in touch.
A few things we particularly liked about Chi City Enterprises.
1) The company was willing to work with out budget.
2) George visited our our wedding site before the wedding to meet with my husband and I to discuss the details of the day, as well as to get a better idea on how to set up his equipment in the medium-sized space. This willingness to meet face-to-face beforehand gave us even greater confidence out Chi City's services and professionalism.
3) On the wedding day, George showed up early and efficiently set up. He touched base with us throughout the evening to let us know new announcements and shifts in the evening. We felt taken care of and didn't have to worry about keeping track of the order of events and announcements.
4) We unexpectedly required one more hour of DJ service, and George was flexible with us and stayed for that extra hour.
5) George was sensitive to our musical tastes and styles and he perfectly crafted a great collections of music for our event. We felt all song choices fit our event. And my husband (who is much more sensitive to music transitions than I) felt that George did a great job of transitioning from one song to the next. The mixes were thoughtful instead of random or awkward.
My biggest plug for Chi City is that we are still receiving compliments about our DJ. Many of our friends attended three weddings this summer (with our wedding being the last) and many of these friends have commented to us that our DJ was the best. I believe they were right!
I found this DJ randomly on the internet doing a search for my daughter's wedding reception. George at Chi-City Enterprises answered immediately and our business relationship was established. From the pre-wedding all the way to the post-wedding, George was professional on all levels and took a personal interest in the wedding. He aimed to please and get it right. George is friendly and extremely easy to work with besides being affordable and reasonable in his rates. The other outstanding benefit to his services is that he was an exceptional Master of Ceremonies for the evening. He lead the reception from start to finish by playing a great variety of music, introductions of wedding party and all announcements in between. I highly recommend ChiCity Enterprises to anyone in need of an excellent disc jocky with the people skills to match!
Our wedding was on 6/09/12.
We were lucky to have George. He was the very best. He was on point with the music and it was great! I worked with him up to the very minute to the reception about the music "He nailed it.!" I've been a single Mom for ten years. So, I have a lovely 13 year old daughter who is the sweetest kid. My Husband will be adopting her this year. My own father had passed away. So, George and I figured it out how the music will be regarding the line up. The first danced was for my Husband and myself, then his Mother and him, then my Husband and our daughter. There wasnt a dry eye in the house when my Husband and daughter danced. My husband and daughters first "Daddy and Daughter Dance". They danced to "Stand by Me". I still tear up thinking about it. I had my dance came with my Father in Law. The both of us cried while we danced. The songs are in George's blood and he'll do anything to find that "right" song for that perfect dance. The other thing I wanted to point out is that yeah, the reception moves quickly. This is where George shines at his best. The time frame of everything he truly helps move the evening along with the timing of everything. From cake cutting, to the first toast, first dance. The line up of the most important moments he keeps on target with. George is awesome and he has a very wide list of music and is very professional. From the oldest in the room to the youngest in the room they were up dancing and having a blast. If your looking for those certain songs and moments and a very professional DJ then you found the right man. George, he goes above and beyond for the bride and groom. He makes those special moments happen. Everything was tasteful, professional and perfect!
Chi City was the perfect DJ for our wedding. We had George as our main DJ as well as a second DJ. George was there every step of the way from planning out the music to playing awesome music at the reception. He has a great personality and radio voice that makes your wedding reception super fun. I would highly recommend this company to anyone getting married!
We met with several local DJ services before we chose Chi-City. They didn't pressure us like the others and they were most professional. I liked the fact that we could pick our DJ before we signed the contract. They quoted us $400 less than the other three people we met with. My husband and I had George and he didn't disappoint! He knew exactly the right songs to play and checked in with us periodically to make sure we were happy. Chi-City would be the perfect choice for a picky bride (like me). :)
We thought our Dj's were fabulous. Chi City was so helpful with all the pre-wedding advice and help. They have a online planner that made things easy. As for the recption... the music was perfect! They even pronounced all names correctly during introductions- something I didn't think possible considering both families names.
Chi City took the time to understand what we wanted for the wedding music and was very responsive to changes, requests, etc.
Chi-City Enterprises really made us feel like we were the priority. We never felt pressured to make any decisions we were not sure about. George truly put in the time and the effort to make sure that we were completely satisfied. Moreover, he made sure that aside from making us happy, our guests were comfortable as well. He gradually adjusted the nature of the music to reflect the preferences of our parents and their friends first to then keeping the things more upbeat to fit ours and our friends’ tastes. We are very pleased with his work and we will certainly continue to recommend his services to others.
As soon as we met George, we knew our search for a DJ was over. He answered all of our questions and even covered things we never would of thought to ask. He was so helpful in making sure my reception flowed smoothly. Several of our guests told us how great they thought our DJ was and how much fun they were having. We couldn't of been happier with this vendor.
I had Chi-City Enterprises DJ my wedding after seeing them at my friend's reception a few years ago. We were holding our wedding and reception at my sister's home in Barrington, and Chi City made a trip out to her home to make sure that they could accomadate all our needs and to make sure everything would be set up properly for the event. I was EXTREMELY happy with the service. They were very professional, and did exactly what we wanted, and were very easy to work with. George was really a lot of fun, but not to the point of being obnoxious. Prices were great too!
So happy I found this site.
A lot of people are happy with their DJ, so they give them a 5. They liked the music, he was funny, inexpensive...yada yada. That is great and all, but that is not what my review is about. For the most part, a good DJ is a good DJ, and they are a dime a dozen. Chi CIty offered something better.
My wedding was July 2010. My wife and I live in Washington, DC, but had the wedding in Chicago, where our families live. To be honest, the DJ was really the least of our concerns. Almost any DJ in the book can play the music you request. In fact, need a dj to play your music list, pay me $20.00 plus travel, give me the free food, and I am on it.
We had to make a number of trips home for planning an set up, and did not bother meeting with a DJ. Instead, I asked the person I trust most, mom, to ask around. Her suggestion, Chi City Enterprises. Here is where the review begins; sorry for the prologue:
I explained my situation to George, my eventual record spinner. The basics are: I told him the time, place, and a few unique details. I suggested some genres of music as well. George responded in kind. He assured us he has dealt with every sort of wedding, including out of towners, and made some suggestions. George, in a calm and confident matter laid out his plan. "Don't worry about the DJ, your wife and you have lager concerns. I will put together a play list, check out the venue in advance (he informed if the venue is one he has not been to, he always makes periodic check ins prior to the wedding), and send you the contract and my song list in the mail. One transaction." "Done" I thought!
George was true to his word. He mailed the song list, contract, and made periodic phone calls to us. Never once was he a bother or a hindrance. It was clear he did conduct periodic checks, as our venue site did have some changes and had he not gone there, I think there would have been a few issues.
On the day of the wedding George arrived early (I think he was the first or second person on sight), had all the necessary equipment, and was set up early. Get this! He asked to meet our parents. Not that this might matter to some of you, but to me that meant a lot. He was polite and friendly, and of course...he played all the right music.
George services went off so well, my wife's cousin hired him for her wedding as well.
At the end of the day George cleaned up his corner, wished us well, and quietly went on his way. This was our wedding, not a movie about a wedding singer/dj, and in no way attempted anything corny or outrageous in some stereotypical attempt to steal the lime light - if only even for a second.
The most important part about this entire experience was trust and accountability. Everything we asked for, George provided, and did so in such a seemless way it was as if we never noticed he was there. I don't know about you, but on the wedding day, and on the days leading up, I don't need headache creators or know-it-alls. George was neither.
I strongly recommend Chi City Enterprises. Any DJ in the book can play your song list, but few do so without being a bother.
Please ask George to give you my telephone number for a reference.
Chi City could not have been a better choice for our wedding. We had so much fun and the music was amazing. George made sure he sat down with us before the wedding so he knew exactly what we expected and what types of music we wanted played. He did not disappoint us!! George was so pleasant to work with and the price is great! We had an amazing experience!
Professional and extremely reasonable Disc Jockey. I just happen to stumble upon this DJ looking through the internet on the White Pages under DJ's. Upon calling him for a price, he was very personable on the phone and gave me an extremely reasonable price that came in way below 99 percent of all other dj's. I asked him if he had a special effect that would shine stars on the ceiling as if my guests and us would feel like we were dancing under a star-lit sky. He didn't but said he could and would be able to get it for me. So asking to meet with us at our reception venue to see the layout of the place and if the ceiling would even be condusive for that effect, he met with us at the reception venue at no cost to us, we talked with him about his services and felt an instant bond with him. We liked his personality and his willingness to meet with us at our reception venue and we signed the contract. He had to provide the pre-ceremony and ceremony music for us besides the reception music and his prices were still untouchable. He provided his services to us for 7 hours and we were very, very happy and satisfied with him. Several of my guests made comments to us how they thought our dj did a great job. He played such a variety of music to suit all my guest's ages and played the music at a decent volume. Some dj's blast the music so loud that I've seen a lot of my older relatives leave weddings shortly after the dinner. I explained that to him and he complied with our requests. If you are in the Chicago area and looking for a very reasonably priced dj, this vendor is one to at least consider when searching out dj's. I will definitely recommend him to future bride and grooms if they should ever inquire of me for recommendations.
Chi City was a very professional, reliable DJ for my wedding. We were able to use them for Ceremony music as well as dinner and reception. We had Matt and Tom M. as our DJ's and MC's for the event. Prior to our actual wedding, we met with George multiple times to go over the venue (it was their first time at that location) and specific music requests. Never once, did they say "we can't do that". I would recommend Chi City to any bride or groom looking for a wedding DJ.
I have used Chi City Enterprises on multiple occasions and I have never been dissappointed. They are professional, personable, and fun all at the same time. I would reccommend them for any event. The staff is more than capable in providing a variety of music. They are great!
WeddingWire's "Bride's Choice Awards 2012 and 2013" recipient... Chi-City Enterprises (chicitydj.com) is one of Chicagoland's most established and experienced full-time wedding DJ services with locations in Naperville, Joliet, and Lombard. Our talented (fully insured) staff of DJs have entertained audiences at over 5,000 events (including 3,000 weddings) since 1979.
Chi-City Enterprises would be honored to guide you through the entire process beginning with your first phone call. We can help you plan, organize, and announce all of the traditional activities. We will coordinate our efforts with your venue, photographer, and videographer. To better assist you, we have designed a "DJ Wedding Planner" allowing you to customize your preferences. LED and laser lighting, huge digital music library, and cordless microphones are included in all of our packages. We are also one of the few services that brings two DJs and carries on site total backup equipment. Please call us (630-357-5214 or 815-577-1222) or visit chicitydj.com to view our current deals and check date availability.