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Surf & Sound Events, LLC was founded in 2014, but the story goes back much further than that. I have always been a lover of music, both listening and playing. Guitar, bass, and drums have all been passions for a long time, and I also do my fair share of singing. I've also spent plenty of time behind the soundboard in various musical settings.

Since 2006 my full-time job has been working with InterVarsity at my alma mater, Christopher Newport University, in Newport News, VA. Over the years I've attended many weddings of former students, and numerous times I was asked to either run sound for the ceremony, or set up a PA system to be used at the reception.

My friends Chris and Sarah asked me to be the DJ and Master of Ceremonies at their reception a while back. I figured I knew the sound system part, I knew the MC part, I knew good music, I knew how to keep track of the details involved in a reception, and I knew what reception guests wanted (and didn't want) from a wedding DJ, so I agreed. That would be one of the best decisions I would ever make! I received many compliments and had a fantastic time doing it. So thanks to Chris and Sarah for taking a risk on me!

After that it was an easy decision to invest in higher-end sound and lighting equipment to really put together a professional and elegant reception.

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Frequently asked questions

What is the starting price for wedding DJ services?

$1,195

What is included in the starting price?

Consultation
Disco Ball
MC
Microphones
Travel Expenses
Sound/PA System

What is the price of your most popular wedding package?

$1,490

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

Consultation
Disco Ball
Sound/PA System
MC
Microphones
Travel Expenses

What is the starting price for uplighting?

$495

What music genres do you specialize in?

Christian
Country
Hip Hop
Indie
Jazz
Oldies
Pop
R&B/Soul
Rock
Top 40

What services do you offer?

Consultation
Do-Not-Play List
Liability Insurance
MC
One Event Per Day

What additional equipment do you offer?

Disco Ball
Microphones
Projector
Sound/PA System
Uplighting
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96% Recommended by couples
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Surf & Sound Events is highly recommended by multiple reviewers for weddings. Eric, the DJ, is praised for his professionalism, organization, and ability to create a great party atmosphere. Guests were thrilled with the music selection and appreciated how Eric listened to their requests. The live music during cocktail hour was a highlight, and the communication and flexibility during the planning process received positive feedback. Overall, couples highly recommend hiring Eric and Surf & Sound Events for a memorable wedding experience.

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This AI-generated summary gives you a snapshot of the overall ratings and feedback from the reviews this vendor has received.

Surf & Sound Events is highly recommended by multiple reviewers for weddings. Eric, the DJ, is praised for his professionalism, organization, and ability to create a great party atmosphere. Guests were thrilled with the music selection and appreciated how Eric listened to their requests. The live music during cocktail hour was a highlight, and the communication and flexibility during the planning process received positive feedback. Overall, couples highly recommend hiring Eric and Surf & Sound Events for a memorable wedding experience.

Caitlin
Caitlin C. Sent on 08/16/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Hire this DJ!

When it comes to weddings, a DJ can be such a key component to your guests (and yourselves) having a great time! Trust us, you can’t go wrong with Surf & Sound Events. Eric was incredible from the start! I was able to meet him prior to the ceremony to check in and see what help he needed, but he was ready to go! It was an incredibly professional experience. Between our ceremony music, the mics that he had ready to go, keeping our reception and funtivities moving, and listening to the guests while respecting our wishes — top notch DJ! We are so thankful for the time, dedication and organization you put into our special day! Thank you, Eric, if we throw a big anniversary party down the road we’ll be looking you up! Hugs, Caitlin & Chris
Juliana
Juliana P. Sent on 05/16/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Look no further for a DJ!!

We recently worked with Eric for our wedding in April and he was amazing. From the first appointment, he worked with us and helped to understand our vision! I love that he not only has standards for what he will play but when guests made suggestions at the wedding, he checked with me to make sure my husband and I were enjoying everything throughout the reception. Our guests LOVED the live music that he did during cocktail hour. Surf and Sound created the perfect environment and everyone was dancing on the dance floor. His communication with me working on everything from the day of timeline to the genres of music that we wanted was professional! I also loved that he was open to me working with him and playing a recording of my late grandfather singing and my guests really liked that. Please use Surf & Sound. Eric is great!
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Emily M. Sent on 08/22/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Best dj ever

I could not be happier with Eric's work at our wedding! You can tell he is extremely passionate about music, entertaining, and putting smiles on peoples faces. He is very good at listening to what the client wants and executing it beyond what you could imagine. It was my dream to have my dance floor packed the entire wedding, and Surf and Sound created the perfect environment and kept the party going for me to live out my dream. I got compliments all night from my guest on how great the DJ was. I highly recommend him to all and would give him 10 stars if I could. BEST DJ EVER!!
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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner
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I Do Weddings with Love I Do Weddings with Love Wedding Florists

I have had the pleasure to work with Eric on several occasions. He is a complete professional and joy to be around. His smile lights up a room and his skills are amazing. Any bride would be blessed to have him DJ at their event!

Dani White Photography Dani White Photography Wedding Photographers

Eric at Surf and Sound Evens is someone I always recommend to my couples. He is very professional and has all the equipment. I believe personality really matters when it comes to a DJ! They make or brake your dance floor. The flow of the reception and atmosphere is their responsibility, and I can honestly say that he is a major pro at all that! He is respectful, classy, and never cheesy, and I love working with him!

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