Hollister Entertainment is an energetic wedding DJ in the Albany, New York area. DJ Chris Hollister’s fun and friendly personality makes everybody feel comfortable, from the couple to the guests and the vendors at the wedding. His flexibility allows him to read the crowd and change the music according to the mood, keeping people dancing throughout the night.
Chris Hollister, owner of Hollister Entertainment, got his start running lights and sound for a local band. Instead of traditional soundtracks, he played real music during the band’s breaks. This led him to the DJ industry, where listeners began requesting him for weddings and events.
The DJ aims to keep the entertainment both classy and fun throughout the night. He plays music genres that include country, hip hop, jazz, oldies, pop, R&B/soul, rock and top 40. The following services and items are provided:
232 Reviews for Hollister Entertainment
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Nathan J. · Married on 06/12/2021
The best DJ who gets to know you as a couple and makes you feel important
Chris was an amazing DJ. We were planning during covid which was tough, but Chris made us feel less stressed out. He was always upbeat and told us we will make it work with whatever the rules are. He was very good at answering any questions. He has no hidden fees which was great and he is very upfront. Many DJ we spoke to wanted us to book right away when all we wanted was price quotes. Chris was different he gave us a quote and didn’t pressure us at all which we loved. The price he gave was the price we paid nothing added at the end like some DJ. We only took a day or two to think about it and we decided to go with Chris. We made the right choice. He gives you a very clear planning sheet which made the whole process easier. We had to change the date of one of our meetings and he was very easy going! You can tell he has a lot of passion for this. One thing he does to get everyone dancing is after the entrances he has you pick a upbeat song and has the wedding party dance to get people to come over. During the wedding we decided we wanted to do the shoe game, but thought it was to late. Chris made it happen he acted like we had it all planned. The guests loved the game . He reads the room and decides which music to play and takes requests! He checked up on us during the wedding and made sure we were happy. All the guests said he was very easy going and the music was great! He is very affordable! He also gets to know you as a couple which makes you feel more comfortable. He brought glow sticks which was a huge hit. We would recommend him! He is very popular and when we spoke with him he had many dates bookedSent on 06/14/2021
Alexa P. · Married on 10/17/2020
Could not have worked with a better DJ!
Planning a wedding during COVID was less than ideal. However, in choosing Chris as our DJ we were able to have a fantastic night with lots of fun regardless. I cannot say enough good things about working with him. From the time of first contact to the night of our event, Chris was professional, knowledgeable, easy to work with, and most importantly, flexible. We were unable to have dancing but Chris worked with us to develop ideas to keep the night moving and entertaining and took on more of an MC role. He also worked with us to pick music that was fitting for the evening (not too dance-focused but not boring either). If this is what Chris was like for a wedding during a pandemic, I can only imagine what he is able to do for weddings during normal times!Sent on 10/26/2020
Amanda U. · Married on 10/10/2020
October 10th 2020
Chris is a such a great DJ. Exactly what we wanted for our wedding!Sent on 10/23/2020
Chris is not only a great professional, he's a great personality... and isn't that what you want in your entertainer/DJ?? I love working with Chris... hire him and you won't be sorry!!
I first met DJ Chris Hollister of Hollister Entertainment when I was hired to photograph a pre-wedding party for a couple whose wedding I shot in Antigua. I was instantly taken by his genuine kindness and by the way he diligently insured that no special moments occurred during the party or out on the dancefloor unless I was right there, camera in hand, ready to shoot. It didn’t take me long to learn a few key things about what makes Chris tick: he’s fun-loving; he's a total people person; he is always one step behind the first person in sight who looks like they might need a hand (I’ve never shot a gig without him offering to carry my bags, help me breakdown my photobooth, or to grab me a coke from the bar to keep my energy level on high); and he knows how to get an entire room full of people on a dancefloor and keep them there all night. I have photographed many, many weddings over the last few years and I know firsthand that the DJ makes or breaks the success of a great reception. With Chris as your DJ, you're bound to have a reception that won't soon be forgotten!
We love working with Chris Hollister Entertainment. Chris is so much fun and brings the life to the party! The dance floor is always packed and full of energy which makes our job super easy! I love reliving the fun when I edit the photos and seeing the smiles all the faces. Cant wait to work with him again!!