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About

Sound Wave Entertainment is a specialized wedding DJ service based in Gainesville, Virginia. Filling dance floors since 1997, this family-owned operation brings a talented lineup of skilled DJs that add an extra level of entertainment to any celebration. With hundreds of thousands of songs in their repertoire along with high-quality sound systems, this team is ready and waiting to entertain your guests all night long.
Services Offered
Sound Wave Entertainment offers a range of packages to its clients. Their most popular selection includes music for the ceremony and rehearsal along with a face-to-face meeting with your DJ before the event. They provide all of their own equipment for every event, and are happy to create a catered playlist to make your celebration all the more special.

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Frequently asked questions

What is the starting price for wedding DJ services?

$995

What is included in the starting price?

Consultation
MC
Microphones
Travel Expenses
Sound/PA System

What is the price of your most popular wedding package?

$1,396

What is included in the price of your most popular wedding package?

Consultation
Sound/PA System
MC
Microphones

What music genres do you specialize in?

Country
Electronic
Hip Hop
International
Jazz
Oldies
Pop
R&B/Soul
Rock

What services do you offer?

Liability Insurance
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Reviews of Sound Wave Entertainment

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4.9 out of 5 rating
4.9 out of 5 rating
103 Reviews
99% recommend it
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Chris Rao and Sound Wave Entertainment received exceptional praise for their DJ services at weddings. Reviewers raved about Chris's ability to keep the dance floor full and his skill in executing specific requests. He was described as professional, responsive, and easy to work with, making the planning process smooth. His knowledge of various music genres and ability to adapt to different events were appreciated by couples. Overall, Chris received endless compliments and high recommendations for his DJ services.

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Chris Rao and Sound Wave Entertainment received exceptional praise for their DJ services at weddings. Reviewers raved about Chris's ability to keep the dance floor full and his skill in executing specific requests. He was described as professional, responsive, and easy to work with, making the planning process smooth. His knowledge of various music genres and ability to adapt to different events were appreciated by couples. Overall, Chris received endless compliments and high recommendations for his DJ services.

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Laura O. Sent on 11/13/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Best DJ! Hire Chris Rao Now!

Chris Rao and Sound Wave Entertainment did an absolutely INCREDIBLE job DJing our wedding! Our dance floor was bumping from beginning to end, which is entirely a credit to Chris. Chris is super kind and easy to work with as well. My partner and I had extensive Must Play and Do Not Play lists, as well as a few complicated events during the wedding (Indian baraat entrance into first dance, surprise group dance on the dance floor), and Chris executed them just perfectly. The music flowed seamlessly between classic, 80s, hip-hop, Bollywood, and reggaeton songs. Moreover, Chris was an integral part of our wedding night as a whole being a success: When our wedding was falling behind schedule, Chris worked so helpfully with our vendors and made sure our speeches and reception continued onward and smoothly. Chris was an absolute pleasure to work with, and we feel lucky that we were able to have him DJ our wedding. My partner and I even say that we wish we could throw another party just so we could hire Chris again! We highly recommend Chris and Sound Wave Entertainment if you are looking for a DJ for a wedding or any other event.
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Irina Sent on 05/23/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Phenomenal DJ experience!!!

Chris was nothing short of a miracle. He stayed with us despite us having to postpone due to COVID - keeping us on and working with us all the way from early 2020 through our big day on April 30th, 2022. He was so nice, responsive, knowledgeable, upfront, honest, and provided amazing music choices. He chose a fantastic playlist within all the numerous parameters we set, mixed the processional beautifully, and MC'ed the reception flawlessly. *Chefs kiss* Everyone had the absolute best time, in large part to his working the crowd and knowing what dance songs to push next. He is punctual, diligent, and an absolute must to hire for your next event or wedding!
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Sydney V. Sent on 05/04/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Awesome DJ!

Chris was amazing to work with for our wedding DJ! He was very responsive and let choose what music we wanted to play. He took the time to have calls with us to get to know us as a couple and personalize our day. He provided back up microphones for our ceremony and even stayed to play music during our late night social hour. His pricing is extremely affordable and he was so great to work with. Highly recommend Chris for your wedding DJ!!
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Awards

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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2013 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2012 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2011 Winner

Real Weddings

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Professional Network & Endorsements

2 Endorsements
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Chris Rao with Sound Wave is an exceptional DJ! We recommend Chris to every single client (Wedding, Corporate Event, Holiday Party, anything). Chris is so dependable and professional and turns each event into a PARTY! The level of service that Chris provides adds value to the events hosted at our facility and there is no one i'd rather my clients work with. After seeing clients work with Chris for over two years, when it came time to for my wedding in April of 2012, Chris was my #1 choice- thank god he was available! I more than highly recommend Chris Rao.

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We've worked with Chris and several DJs in his "stable" many times. They are fantastic people and fantastic DJs, which in our opinion is a win-win! They take time to get to know their clients' needs and preferences and work hard to deliver an awesome time come wedding day. Whenever we need a DJ four our events, we'll be calling Sound Wave.

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