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Heather Risener · Married on 01/11/2020
The best DJ ever!
My husband and I recently hired DJ Nick Bockholt for our wedding and honestly could not have asked for a better DJ. He was exceptionally professional, reaching out as time got closer to nail down details, super attentive, quick to respond to text/calls, and overall a genuine person who knew what he was doing and did it well!Sent on 01/13/2020
Between the music, lighting, announcements and the fun games, Nick really made sure that the atmosphere of our wedding was everything we could have hoped for and more. My husband and I hand picked a lot of our songs, but then we asked Nick to use his judgment on additional songs based off our taste in genre. Nick was very detail oriented, ensuring that everything went exactly as requested. At the end of our beautiful day, we received tons of compliments on the music and the overall environment provided by Nick.
DJ by CJ is seriously the only music service that I would recommend to anyone if you are looking for an absolutely flawless and memorable wedding. We feel like we made a friend for life!!
Alex Negron · Married on 01/04/2020
Much more than just a DJ
John did an amazing job and answered all of our questions and took the time to make sure everything was what we wanted. He was by far one of our favorites parts of the wedding and he made everything easier for us. Would recommend to anyone looking for a quality DJ at a great price. Thanks again John!Sent on 05/07/2019
Jessica Horowitz · Married on 01/04/2020
Exceeded Expectations to Create a Beautiful Night of Love, Laughter and Dancing!
John from DJ by CJ and his assistant exceeded any expectations I had for my DJ services on my wedding day. I typically feel out of my element and uncomfortable dancing/ on the dance floor and I give them both credit for creating a memorable experience for my husband and I. I've had so many compliments from my guests regarding my DJ, song choice, and energy level of the night. John made it a point to ensure that everything was running smoothly and checked-in and guided us throughout the evening. The company on the preferred vendor list for my venue and I would recommend their services in a heartbeat. John sat with my husband and I to go through a run down of the event a little less than a month prior, which helped me put together the pieces of what to expect during the night and he was very patient and helpful picking out dedicated songs that I needed for the night (final dance, walking down the aisle, etc). John made us feel comfortable being ourselves and we couldn't have asked for a better DJ service! Thank you for an incredible, memorable night!Sent on 01/11/2020
Sarah Magavero · Married on 11/30/2019
Best DJ service in the Tampa Bay area
My husband and I loved working with John! We truly appreciated his thoroughness in making sure that we had everything ready to go for our special day! John is a wonderful and very professional DJ who works very hard. We will definitely recommend him to anyone that we meet or know down the road who are planning a wedding. Thank you so much for everything John! You were my favorite vendor to work with during wedding planning!
Andrew and Sarah B.Sent on 12/17/2019
Melissa Hazatone · Married on 11/23/2019
DJ by CJ made our night so memorable and our guests were up and dancing all night long! He interacts with everyone and really got our guests to feel comfortable and get out on the dance floor! HE MADE OUR WEDDING! BOOK HIM! Everyone said our wedding was the best they’ve ever been to and we couldn’t have asked for a better night! Most amazing DJ in the Tampa area!Sent on 11/25/2019
Judith Mondragon · Married on 11/16/2019
Dance all night with DJ by CJ
Our wedding was on November 16th, 2019.The first time we met prior to the wedding we went through what we wanted regarding music,for us it was really important to have balance regarding Latin/Mexican and American songs because we wanted all of our guest to be on the dance floor. Afterwards he told us ,with so much detail, how our entrance was going to be, the cake cutting, the bouquet and garter toss...to be honest we wanted the wedding to start the next day, just by listening to him explaining all of it with the music, the light effects and the actual words of what they were going to say. This helped so much because we knew what was coming up and what we had to do.
On the day of the wedding as soon as the music started playing the dance floor was packed, everyone danced until the party was over, our feet hurt the next day for so much dancing, that’s how good it was!
Having Dj by CJ for our wedding was the best decision made, they were a key element on making the wedding super fun and enjoyable for every guest.Sent on 12/07/2019
Jessica · Married on 11/02/2019
Better than we could have asked for
Seriously John was absolutely fantastic. He is so great at reading a crowd and listening to you about what you want (and don't want) for your special day. Hes got an amazing energy and just helped to make our wedding day the better than we could have ever imagined. Seriously, hire them!Sent on 11/13/2019
Sarah · Married on 10/12/2019
Very Knowledgeable and Attentive!
Nick from DJbyCJ was extremely attentive to all of our wishes and was so helpful in constructing the musical portion of our special day. Pre-wedding meetings and constant responsiveness helped make me more comfortable. He even offered to help us make a last-minute slideshow of photos. Many guests commented on how much they loved the soundtrack of our day!Sent on 01/04/2020
Cari · Married on 09/28/2019
I would HIGHLY recommend DJ by CJ. They went above and beyond to make our day so special. John welcomed us graciously to his home and we talked about every detail from start to finish. He also had recommendations and song choices that made all our second guessing easier. The sound quality and uplighting was perfection. You will not regret hiring such a professional DJ who will make your event amazing and unforgettable. Thank you DJ by CJ for going above and beyond for our special day!!!Sent on 11/07/2019
Ann Lee-Ts · Married on 08/17/2019
Hiring Darby Place was a brilliant decision.
My husband and I hosted a family friendly neighborhood 60's & 70's open house and dance party for the 50th Anniversary of Woodstook. Costumes were required and Darby help me run the children's hula hoop contest and the adult dance contest in addition to really getting everyone up on their feet and dancing the night away. We had close to 100 guests. Darby was early and totally set up by the time the first guests arrived and he even had a speaker set up outside on the Lanai with a separate volume control. DJ's are not just for weddings. We always hire some form of entertainment for any event my husband and I host along with a theme. A really good party requires more than just food and beverages, to keep your guests interacting. Thank you again, Darby. We have received so many kudos and calls from the people who attended, thanking us for a really fun time.Sent on 08/19/2019
DJ by CJ's reply:Thank you do much Ann for giving DJ Darby Place to opportunity to rock your party! We look forward to working with you and your husband in the future!!
C.j. Schumacher · Married on 07/11/2019
CJ and Jennifer Schumacher
With our wedding being a destination there are tons of uncertainty about how everything is going to come together. The folks at DJ Darby Place knocked it out of the park. Super professional and timely and were all around great to deal with.Sent on 08/06/2019
DJ by CJ's reply:Thank you both so much for giving DJ by CJ "DJ Darby Place " the honor to be a part of your momentous occasion!! We wish you both all the true love and happiness!!!
Jean · Married on 06/15/2019
Danced All Night Long!
John and his team were absolutely a pleasure to deal with! The entire ceremony went off flawless and he had our guest dancing all night long! Wish we could have continued on for a few more hours! Would definitely recommend John for any occasion!Sent on 06/25/2019
DJ by CJ's reply:Jean & Maureen, thank you both so much for giving me the honor to be a part of your momentous occasion! This was such a beautiful night and an incredible party!!
Sabrina Beason · Married on 05/11/2019
We had the time of our lives at our reception thanks to our DJ’s Nick and Sean! They did an amazing job at keeping the guests engaged and had me laughing and smiling the whole time! Nick was awesome to work with through the stress of all the wedding planning. He was very patient and helped get rid of any concerns I had. We are so happy we found you guys and HIGHLY recommend DJ by CJ! Can’t rave enough about our experience!Sent on 05/12/2019
DJ by CJ's reply:Thank you Sabrina for giving Nick and Shawn the honor to be a part of your big day!! We wish you both all the true love and happiness!!
Danette · Married on 04/27/2019
Wear your dancing shoes!
We hired John from DJ By CJ for our wedding this past weekend and we were blown away by how amazing he was! From the beginning to the end John was very involved with helping us plan our special day. The dance floor was packed the whole night, the music selection was incredible, and no one person didn't enjoy the night. Thank you John for being you!Sent on 05/01/2019
Jessica · Married on 03/09/2019
My husband and I cannot begin to describe how much of an amazing job John did at our wedding back in March! He definitely keep everything running smooth and kept the party alive and going until the very end of the night! He was by far the best DJ I have ever had the pleasure of working with and would recommend him or any one of his guys to anyone I know for any party or wedding! From start to finish, John worked with us and helped bring to life our best day ever! He knew exactly what we wanted and still get compliments from people on how great of a job he did! We cannot thank you enough! Thanks for making our day so amazing and giving it such an awesome soundtrack!Sent on 05/14/2019
DJ by CJ's reply:Jessica, thank you both so much for giving me the honor to be a part of your big day!! Much love to you both!!
Jacob · Married on 03/02/2019
Beyond what I could have asked for
It wasn’t until someone asked me to think about weddings I’ve been to and who I thought had the best DJ did I really start to realize the importance of this position and how much a difference a good DJ could make over an average one. My mind instantly went to DJ by CJ and since I hired them they were a joy to work with. They took care of everything! They planned the whole night for us, gave us plenty of music options for the ceremony/reception, they were friendly, professional and had people dancing the whole night! We had John as our DJ and he made a slideshow for us and was captivating when he spoke and MC’d the different activities. You know they’ve gotten weddings down and would highly recommend to anyone. Their price was a little more than I expected, but after shopping around, they are in the same range as most other well rated groupsSent on 03/20/2019
Brittney Salter · Married on 02/11/2019
Best DJ experience!
We had the please of working with Nick from DJ by CJ for our wedding and he was top notch! From the moment we booked his services, he was the most helpful. We met a month before the wedding to smooth out the final details and he was able to help me go through the timeline of the entire evening as many times as I needed him to. Nick really went above and beyond to help make our wedding perfect. DJ by Cj is definitely the way to go!Sent on 12/18/2019
Melisse Conway · Married on 01/26/2019
Far beyond expectations!
CJ's DJ services were phenomenal. He was very attentive to our guests and read the crowd very well. He kept everyone very engaged and dancing all night. His suggestions for MCing the evening worked out impeccably. We're not planning on getting married again but would certainly recommend DJ by CJ to anyone looking to host an energetic party where people want to have fun.Sent on 01/28/2019
Staci Dasilva · Married on 12/08/2018
Go dj by cj!
John is so amazing! He was extremely helpful, fun and made everything at the reception run smoothly! He made sure we had plenty of dancing time and played all of the music we requested and much more!Sent on 03/20/2019
Abby · Married on 10/27/2018
Exceptional Service and Professionalism
From the time we interviewed John to last call on our wedding day, John and his team were nothing short of exceptional! Our family and friends rave about the quality of entertainment and engagement DJ by CJ provided for our wedding reception. We couldn’t have been happier with our decision to work with John!Sent on 11/12/2018
Carianne · Married on 10/20/2018
Literally the best dj ever.
From the moment I spoke with John I knew I made the right choice. He was the absolute nicest guy, so flexible, so easy to talk to and work with. He had the dance floor packed the entire night. He was there early before guests even got there and I wanted to extend the time for our guests so he even stayed late for a very reasonable fee. My husband and I are SO grateful for him and his assistant. I promise you you will not be disappointed. Just book him! Now :-)Sent on 11/12/2018
Charlotte · Married on 10/13/2018
Went Above and Beyond our Expectations!!!
For our wedding on October 13, 2018 we worked with John Strandberg from DJ by CJ and his partner. They were absolutely wonderful and I could not have asked for a better experience for us, as well as the whole wedding day. First off, John spent over two hours with my husband and I about a month before the wedding day, where we figured out all the details and personalization about our wedding. He was wonderful, he had so many idea that we were able to add in to our day, and made every detail perfect for our wedding. John was not only our DJ but also our Master of Ceremonies and had all the timing and important announcing done for us with both the ceremony and the reception. They went above and beyond. Everything flowed effortlessly and the music was perfect us, he knew exactly what we wanted. The dance floor never had an empty space on it! He also kept us perfect on timing and events throughout the night, I could not have asked for better work! I am so pleased and blessed to have had DJ by CJ for our Wedding Day!!! Definitely go with them!!!Sent on 11/12/2018
Shannon · Married on 09/22/2018
John from DJ by CJ was fantastic from start to finish. He was so professional and polite on the initial phone call & you could tell he truly knew what he was talking about. I felt so at ease with him I booked him before we hung up! He knows this business so well, truly wants the best for the bride and groom, and takes the time to make it perfect. If you want a trustworthy, genuine, and caring vendor hire DJ by CJ you seriously will not regret it!Sent on 10/11/2018
Cheo · Married on 05/26/2018
John and his team was absolutely amazing! He made booking a DJ for our wedding the best part! I felt absolutely no stress after talking to him and he was extremely professional, prepared and very well experienced. All of my wedding guests were amazed by the awesome entertainment he provided for us!Sent on 06/13/2018
Robyn · Married on 04/07/2018
We worked directly with John and by the time we left his house we were so excited! He thinks of everything to keep all guests engaged and the party going. By the far the easiest vendor to work with and listened to all our ideas. Highly Recommended!Sent on 06/20/2018