Music and celebrations go together like you and your beloved. From your first entrance as newlyweds to your last dance, your wedding DJ will provide the soundtrack for your big day. You want to ensure not only that the music fits every momentous moment, but also that your wedding runs smoothly — and much of that responsibility falls on the shoulders of your DJ.
Your DJ will help create your wedding reception timeline, make announcements and introductions, choose music to create the perfect mood for each part of your reception, create a fun dance environment, manage requests, and interact with your guests to ensure that everyone is engaged and having fun. It’s a big job.
We know that it can be hard to know where to start when choosing the right wedding entertainment, and we’re here to help. We’ve considered our own proprietary PartySlate data as well as reviews, honors, professional reputation, speaking engagements, and more to create a wedding entertainment resource you can rely on.
Utilize our list of the best wedding DJs in Chicago to find the perfect entertainment for your upcoming celebration.
*list in alphabetical order
What to Know: Cymatic Entertainment is a top choice for South Asian weddings in Chicagoland; this Indian DJ duo (DJ Chirag & DJ Sohbash) together boasts more than 25 years of experience and offers lots of extras like dance floor lighting, cold sparks, and dry ice to make your multi-day celebration even more memorable.
What to See: We are simply wowed by this timeless traditional wedding as every image captures movement and pure joy. Don’t miss the vibrant red aisle and the couple’s daring dance lift that got guests talking.
What to Know: fig Media boasts a full-service group that includes photography, film, and DJ services, meaning you can mark three vendors off of your wedding to-do list at once. fig Media DJ draws raves for their approach which includes really getting to know couples, asking thoughtful questions, and offering insight from their many years of experience — plus guests love their unique drummer/DJ combo offering.
What to See: We adore the humor and fun so clearly present at this black-tie winter wedding, with an iconic Chicago venue being enjoyed by a DJ who’s clearly loving keeping the dance floor filled with family and friends. Make sure to see the epic photoshoot of the couple outside on one of Chicago’s prettiest snowy days (incidentally, it was shot by fig Media Photography).
What we Love: We love how FLOW Entertainment, Inc is so much more than just your standard DJ. This interactive entertainment team’s infectious high energy and warmth will have grandma on the dance floor in two songs flat. Kareem and his team of “flowfessionals” go above and beyond to form lasting bonds with the families they work with, celebrating milestones that they will never forget.
What to Know: With engaging MCs, talented and encouraging dancers, an ever-growing library of music, as well as sound, lighting, and stage capabilities, FLOW Entertainment, Inc has everything you need for an epic celebration. The FLOW team is renowned for their warmth and ability to get all ages onto the dance floor for a a memorable shared experience.
What to See: This chic Chicago wedding took place in a classic city venue and featured a just-as-classic dance floor, filled all night with fun-loving family and friends. We adore the joy that is so readily apparent as guests young and old try new steps and laugh with the ever-present DJ team.
What to Know: Jazmine Gonzalez, President of H.Y.P.E. Productions, says, “H.Y.P.E. stands for How You Prefer Entertainment and for the last 25 years, we have helped couples create their personalized entertainment packages. Whether they want a DJ, Band, or our most popular Band/DJ Combo “New Groove,” we are able to offer many options.” Couples love how engaged this team is with their guests, ensuring everyone had a memorable evening.
What to See: Gonzalez shares of this classic rose-gold and white wedding, “This wedding was unique as we provided an MC, DJ, and live musicians. We were able to create a hybrid package for the couple so that they had the best of both worlds with the music they wanted to hear by the DJ and the other songs with Live Musicians.” (hint: don’t miss the bathroom décor — we’ve never seen anything like it).
What to Know: Al Okyne, Founder and DJ of Okyne Medialab, says, “In short, we are the non-cheesy DJ company that doesn’t do line dances. We are real DJs that blend and mix songs. We take that bar/club feel and bring it to your wedding.” Their couples praise their organization and responsiveness.
What to See: Okyne shares of this violet ballroom wedding, “This client had a very specific request to make their high end, Waldorf Astoria wedding classy but clubby!” (also don’t miss the unique table centerpieces that carry the color and floral theme).
What to Know: Toast & Jam DJs “rejects line dances, props, and other gimmicks in favor of perfectly-planned and well-timed soundtracks that appeal to every partygoer.” They draw raves for their thoughtful approach, really listening to their clients to create the perfect vibe for a highly-personal celebration.
What to See: Yes, this rustic summer wedding wows with dreamy string lighting and pops of purple florals, but also with a joyful dance floor that even had the bride having fun and being silly with her new husband, surrounded by their loved ones.
PartySlate’s editorial team takes great care when curating reliable lists to help you plan any type of event, from weddings and birthday parties to corporate events and galas.
We create our “Best” lists utilizing proprietary PartySlate data, as well as reviews, honors, professional speaking engagements, and more. It’s a combination of art and science designed to help you hire the best team to create your perfect celebration.
Next Steps on PartySlate:
In addition to finding the best Chicago wedding DJs, PartySlate is here to help you find your entire team of Chicago wedding vendors. Head to our curated directory to find everything from florists and photographers to caterers and entertainment companies. You can also click on the following Chicago event vendors:
You can also discover the perfect Chicago venue for your celebration — be it a wedding, milestone celebration, gala, or corporate event — here. Use filters to narrow your list by type of venue, capacity, amenities, and more.
Lastly, you can use PartySlate to discover the most current trends and creative ideas in our dedicated weddings section. Here, browse real wedding albums, find a wedding venue to suit your style, and explore our wedding idea gallery to discover unique takes on everything from aisles and arches to place cards.