115 Reviews for Chicago Wedding DJ - Fourth Estate Audio
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Jay was such an amazing DJ!! He answered all emails immediately ( I emailed him once at midnight and got a response in the middle of the night!), which is really important when you are having anxiety about a wedding and want answers. He led the entire wedding and made the night super easy for us. Out of all the worries I had on the wedding day, the music was not one of them and that is thanks to Jay. He is super nice and easy to work with, and he knows what he is doing. We wanted people to stay on the dance floor, and there were always people on the dance floor at our wedding!!! Thanks so much for making our wedding amazing, Jay!
Jay Congdon and Fourth Estate Audio was hands down one of our favorite vendors to work with! From the first meeting to the wedding day, Jay was nothing but professional. He was very easy to communicate with and he even had a personal online portal setup for us where we could submit payments, check our balance, and choose specific songs/genres. The one thing that we really liked about Fourth Estate Audio was that we could create our own custom playlist and have our favorite hits played on our special day. Last but not least, Jay has top notch equipment! His speakers were crystal clear both inside and outside our venue. He truly helped make our day fun and memorable!
Jay did an amazing job at our wedding. He got the party started and kept it going. We were concerned some people were not big dancers but Jay got everyone out of their seats. Jay loves what he does and it definitely shows. I highly highly recommend him. We had so many compliments on Jays music.
We were lucky enough to book Jay early for our July wedding - a very busy wedding weekend! From the beginning, he guided us through the process in a detailed and thorough way, ensuring we had everything arranged from bridal party announcements to no-play lists. On the day of, he had everything running so smoothly and the music was incredible! We were especially worried that our dance floor would empty since we had a lot of guests that do not dance at weddings and also our venue provided an amazing outside patio and museum to wander through, but that wasn't the case at all. From the teenagers to our 60 and 70 year old guests - everyone spent time dancing and the dance floor remained the place to be! Would definitely recommend 4th estate audio for those who want a lively wedding!
Jay from Fourth Estate Audio was very helpful in the process of choosing a DJ. When we finally choose Jay, he was there to help us prepare song lists that met our needs and kept our guests entertained. He not only was just a reception "DJ" but he also helped with our pre-ceremony, ceremony, and cocktail hour music so the guests were always happy. Jay was very professional and even took time to speak with us over Skype prior to booking his services so that we would be comfortable knowing he would be great for our wedding. He has an efficient and easy way of selecting music. I would highly recommend Jay from Fourth Estate Audio!
Jay was very great at keeping a crowd on the dance floor, and accommodating us with any special requests that we made as far as particular songs. He was also great when we had to improvise due to dinner running a little long. He was very easy to work with and I would recommend him to anyone.
Totally professional. On top of every detail. We couldn't have been happier with every aspect. Highly recommend.
We are so happy we picked Jay as our wedding DJ! From our initial meeting, he made us feel comfortable and excited for our wedding day. He was extremely well prepared. He had an easy to use site that allowed us to give all wedding day details and requests! The ceremony flowed beautifully as well as the reception! As soon as the dance floor opened, it stayed full until the end of the night! Fourth Estate Audio was the perfect fit for us!
Jay from Fourth Estate Audio kept our guests dancing from the first dance until the last. He was willing to accommodate some of our less conventional requests, upheld our no-play list, and did a great job of choosing songs that complemented the ones we chose. We would strongly recommend using Fourth Estate, and consider them the best value in the area!
I really liked Jay and his team, no regrets
I am beyond pleased that we picked Jay Congdon from Fourth Estate Audio for our wedding DJ services! The preparation process is very organized via an easy to use online process. Jay is extremely responsive to any and all questions as you prepare for your big day although he is so organized that you might not have too many if you follow his preparation forms. More than the upfront preparation, I truly can't express my thanks for Jay's organization on the day of the wedding. He worked closely with the venue planner to ensure the day went smoothly. Most importantly, the sound was great and the music had everyone dancing the entire night away! Fourth Estate Audio exceeded all my expectations when it came to DJ services!
Jay was very professional and easy to work with. He was quick to answer phone calls and emails. He had all our guest danicing the entire night. After the reception our guest had many compliments about Jay and the music selection. Jay surprised us with a short video clip of our wedding and reception and a few pictures which was nice to get. I would recommend Jay for any DJ event.
I would highly recommend this DJ. He made our wedding very special. With great selection of music, the lighting was perfect, great sound equipment for the speeches for both inside and outside parts of our ceremony, but best of all Jay provided a cost you cannot beat. If anything I feel we got way more than we paid for. He was easy to do Business with and got our guest on the dance floor. I was also satisfied on how professionally and on point the music was executed for all the main parts of the wedding (exp walking down the aisle, first dance, mother son dances, cake cutting, and grand entrance to the venue.) he took what me and my husband wanted and put it to life. One of my concerns was that I'm Hispanic and my side only speaks Spanish but he gave us access to great songs for my Spanish guest as well as English. He even found the exact Spanish song for my mother son dance which is a rare song.
My spouse and I are very happy we had Jay DJ our wedding. He is a pleasure to work with and is super helpful throughout the planning process. His website is very user friendly and you can add songs you want him to play on the website. A lot of guests complimented him and his music choices. Highly recommend!
Jay calls you back. This is a MAJOR plus in the bride world. Jay made himself available to answer all of my questions and went along with my complicated ceremony direction. He worked with my friends and family to make our wedding a very special day.
When looking for a wedding DJ, we had no idea of what we had wanted. With Jay being so personable and professional, we had decided to book Jay almost immediately after our initial chat. Jay’s flexibility and song selection process made the complete planning process a breeze! With all of our customized song requests, he was able create a wonderful evening from the ceremony to dancing the night away. Additionally, we had used a lighting package from Jay. Since our venue didn’t require as much lighting, he had worked with us to create the perfect mood setting. We highly recommend Jay for all of the special moments that he had helped created for us!
Jay was great--book him soon because he fills up fast. The DJ equipment he brings is light by comparison to some others, so he is able to maneuver space well. We had no complaints working with Jay! He did exactly what we asked, and kept the party going for our whole group of family and friends. He even coordinated with my brother so he could incorporate some tunes into his speech! He was so much fun to work with, and his website made it easy for us to go in and make changes up until about a week before the wedding! Money well-spent, and a job so very well-done! After the wedding he followed up with a slide show he created from wedding photos he took. I can't remember if this was something we discussed he did or not (so many details!) but it was a very pleasant surprise!!
We absolutely loved working with Jay! We used his services for the ceremony, our cocktail hour, and our reception! All of our family friends had nothing but great things to say about him. He got them dancing and having fun and everything was perfect. The mics, the timing, the communication between him and the coordinators. Perfect. Thanks so much Jay!
I had no idea what I was even looking for in a wedding DJ. let me tell you, I hit the jackpot! Jay and Scott were both completely professional and personable. My wedding reception is being called "the most fun wedding ever!!" Scott was great! He had the dance floor packed the entire night! The lighting was beautiful! I can't say enough great things about Fourth Estate Audio! Thanks again!
Melissa W. Buffalo Grove
Jay was absolutely awesome. At first we were a bit concerned because fourth estate audio did not have most of the songs we wanted at our wedding but Jay got all of the songs! Everything went exactly as I hoped and most importantly the dance floor was full all night. We are very thankful!
I absolutely would not give a 5-star review unless I really meant it, and Jay deserves it. He is prompt, sincere, and thorough. We did not have a lot of special requests, but the ones we did have were handled well. The DJ was a big concern for us because we had an afternoon wedding so we wanted someone who could keep people on the dance floor. While the younger kids and older folks did migrate outside eventually, plenty of people stayed inside to dance. I would definitely recommend Fourth Estate, and actually have already referred two friends who booked their services. Oh, and of course the price - best rates (for a professional) I found in Chicagoland.
Jay made our wedding come alive! Our guests said they had a blast. It's awesome to see even our shy guests on the dance floor! Thanks to Jay's great music selection and awesome dance floor light show. Jay's web site is very easy to use, from picking songs to planning. Jay is very professional and pleasant to work with. He surprised us with a beautiful pictures video that he put together, the 2nd day after the wedding. That's awesome since we are still waiting for pictures from our photographer. My husband noticed that Jay brought his bose speakers, no wonder the music sounded great! Jay, Thank you so much!
If you are searching for a top notch DJ for your wedding, one who will go above and beyond to make your wedding the most memorable night ever, then stop right here and book Fourth Estate Audio RIGHT NOW!!! We booked Fourth Estate because of all the amazing reviews they had on so many review sites. My husband and I booked this company also because, after meeting with Jay, we felt like they really cared about us and making our night special and they really love DJ'ing and are passionate about it! At the beginning of the process, Jay helped answer any and all questions that we had in the months prior to our wedding on May 20, 2016. He was so thorough, clear and understanding. He assigned Scott to be our DJ, and people are still talking about how amazing he was! Scott went out of his way to help out when a couple things with the venue got a little off schedule. He was 100% there to help out and make sure things ran smoothly. He was always attentive and communicative with me and my husband. Scott was 100% ok with playing many of our recommended songs and the one request I had was that I want the dance floor packed all night....THE DANCE FLOOR WAS PACKED ALL NIGHT UNTIL MIDNIGHT!!! It was the wedding of my dreams and Scott and Fourth Estate Audio are a top reason for that!! The day after the wedding I heard from my guests, "that DJ was the best ever!", "omg where did you find this DJ?", "we have never been to a more fun, exciting and entertaining wedding than this!", "my feet hurt from dancing the whole night!." Our families and guests were so impressed by Scott's professionalism, but most importantly, that he gave 100% attention and commitment to making this a celebratory and memorable day. And he was having a blast doing it!! Thank you thank you to Scott and Fourth Estate Audio! It was the most perfect night! More than 5 stars...I give 100!!!
For me the most important part of our wedding was the music. Fourth Estate Audio and specifically Jay Congdon provided probably the best experience we could have hoped for. Jay was extremely diligent in setting up meeting times and promptly sending out email with detailed questions. He responded back to every one of our emails within a day, something that is very rare amongst most djs. Fourth Estate's website was easy to navigate and their were links to where we could build our own playlist and fill out a reception detail sheet for the specific things we wanted. They provided microphones for our ceremony and reception and their speakers provided excellent sound for the room we were in. DJ Jay took our playlist and made into something I could have never even imagined. He read the crowd and knew exactly when to throw in a slow song or a sing along song. Fourth Estate Audio and DJ Jay provided us with peace of mind and we were told our music was some of the best of any weddings people have attended. Do not hesitate to book Fourth Estate for your wedding!!!!
We had a mixed group of around 100 guests, with three generations, two ethnicities, and both English and non-English speakers. Jay handled it like a professional. We had a list of personal requests, but for myriad reasons it wasn't enticing many to dance. Jay took requests from the floor, and it helped a bunch. Everyone had at least one song to which they could (and wanted to) dance.
Some other details: He dressed up for the event; used speakers that weren't an eyesore; found our unusual First Dance song; shared some pictures with us; and set up a good timeline before the event so we weren't so stressed close to the date.
We would definitely recommend Fourth Estate Audio. If I were to do it again, I probably would have kept our list much shorter (think 5 songs max, besides special dances)