Recommended by 99%
Elizabeth · Married on 11/17/2012
DJ Gary Gauldin was an amazing DJ for our wedding reception. He not only provided great music that was appropriate for the setting and situation throughout the night (from dinner to dancing to garter throwing, cake cutting, and saying goodbye), but he also was very receptive to the guests and played music that he and I discussed beforehand and that guests requested. Beforehand, he took great care in discussing how we wanted the event to go before the wedding reception. He was very detailed in finding out who the key family members and friends and wedding guests were and really set the tone for an elegant, fun, festive, and easygoing atmosphere. He is also very professional and friendly, and is a great entertainer with music, discussion and engages the guests. Overall he is a pleasure to have at any event, but is especially skilled at setting and keeping the appropriate pace at your wedding event, and provided a wonderful experience for my guests and me and my husband. My guests told me he was one of the best DJs they had seen/had at other events, and I agree.
Amy · Married on 09/23/2018
Such A Fun Night!
Gary was a great DJ who took every one of our requests/wishes and made them come true! He was so kind, inexpensive, and came with great reviews that we knew we'd have to pick him. He called us a few days before the wedding (the only thing I wish was done differently) so we could discuss every song we wanted, how to pronounce people's names, and the order things would go in. I had hired a violinist to surprise my husband and he did a great job of keeping that a secret and even coordinated with her to make it great for us. Every single one of my guests came up to us at the end or over the next few weeks just to tell us what a wonderful time they had and I think it's due to Gary for being a great DJ and keeping the party going.
Kathleen · Married on 08/11/2018
Gary was wonderful! He was so personable, easy to talk to, and understood everything we wanted. He was able to provide just the right kind of atmosphere for dinner, then a really great variety of dance music that fit our ballroom dancing crowd. He was very professional, announcing the bridal party and encouraging the dancing without talking too much! He's the best! I would definitely hire him again!
Lori · Married on 06/24/2017
Very experienced DJ. Also up to do different things to make the event more special. Provided a bat signal effect for my daughter's wedding per our request. He was incredibly sensitive to the sudden loss of a close family member who was supposed to in the wedding party.
Jessie · Married on 05/13/2017
100 times over and we would choose Gary every time! He read the crowd SO well as made sure everyone kept dancing! We are over the moon with his fun and professionalism throughout the entire reception. Almost everyone danced AND continued to dance! Perfect songs at the perfect time. He made the evening very memorable. HIGHLY recommend!
Billy · Married on 04/29/2017
Gary completely nailed our wedding. We had a couple phone calls prior to the wedding to discuss what we wanted and didn't want. He listened to everything we said and made recommendations as well. He played all of the songs we requested and none of the ones we did not want to hear. He kept the flow of the wedding going the entire night. I had multiple people give compliments about the DJ after the wedding. We were unsure if people were going to dance at all, but the dance floor ended up being the highlight of the evening. Thanks again Gary!!!
Tracy · Married on 11/19/2016
Gary travelled to Nags Head, NC to DJ our wedding. He set up speakers on the beach for our ceremony, did uplighting and hung cafe lights in reception room, which all looked great! He was very professional and kept the party going. I highly recommend him!
Diane · Married on 10/10/2016
Gary Gauldin goes the extra mile for his clients! Our son and his bride-to-be had a wedding scheduled on October 9 in Nags Head, North Carolina and despite a challenging situation and a tropical storm prediction, Gary insisted on honoring his commitment and headed out to do the event. We had told him we were currently without power the morning of the wedding, but he replied he had a generator that would play his equipment. Well not only did he manage to arrive with a generator large enough to run the whole house, but he also stayed an extra day as the wedding was delayed due to the effects of Hurricane Mathew. While not the wedding we had envisioned, it was wonderful, intimate and lovely and our guests danced the night away! Gary did a wonderful and professional job - going way above and beyond what we had any right to expect from any vendor. I recommend him highly for a fun, and professionally done event!
D · Married on 09/24/2016
My guests raved about his music selection. For some good humor, he even threw in "Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head" as the rain sprinkled down on our dance floor. And many continued to dance while Gary's music never stopped! He arrived hours before the event and was totally self-sufficient with his own tent and table. Book him!
Bethany · Married on 05/14/2016
If you are looking for a good quality professional DJ this is your man! Not only is he talented as a DJ he has a wide variety of sound and lighting to enhance the experience. We would absolutely use him again! You will not be disappointed!
Asya · Married on 05/07/2016
Gary was just fantastic. We booked him almost a year in advance and spoke before the event to iron out the details. I had one rule: I did not want another Bat Mitzvah! I had one 15 years ago, and it was fantastic, but I wanted my wedding to have a much different feel. I wanted my family, my parents' friends, and my friends to be happy and on the dancefloor the entire night ... and thanks to Gary, that's exactly what happened. Gary took the time to speak with me and prepare the songs for my ceremony, assuaging all my fears about music running out or not being long enough for the processional. It was perfect. He was also so helpful with the father/daughter dance ... my dad and I wanted to do a surprise and mix two songs to surprise our family and friends with a dance we had been choreographing. I asked Gary to mix the song before the wedding so we had time to practice before the big day, and he was very helpful, making several edits until it was perfect. I wanted to surprise the groom with an acoustic song ... and guess what? Gary was incredibly helpful with that as well. Everything went so smoothly: the ceremony, the cocktail hour, the surprises, and the reception, all the way until the end of the night. It was such a pleasure working with Gary, and I hope I find another excuse to throw a big party, just to have the chance to work with him again!
Anne · Married on 04/02/2016
We booked Gary based on reviews on wedding wire and seeing his online planning forms which were awesome to have for planning all of our ceremony, cocktail hour and reception music! He has a great music selection and can get any requests he doesn't already have. We requested some Irish Celtic music a day or two before the wedding and he was able to download it for our cocktail hour, which was a great addition to the wedding. The music selection he has is FABULOUS and he did a great job mixing a wide variety of music throughout the evening for us. The dance floor was full from the time we finished dinner, it was such an awesome fun evening of music and dancing I would absolutely recommend him to others!
Lisa · Married on 10/04/2015
Gary was awesome!! He was so helpful with everything! Making my day just as special and as fun as I wanted! Music at my wedding was at the top of my list and I am so glad I had Gary! He found all of the songs that I wanted, played exactly at the right time and made it perfect! I will always remember my wedding day, but most of all, I will remember the fun I had dancing with my new hubby, my family and my friends! Thanks to Gary!!!
Jackie · Married on 10/03/2015
Gary DJed my wedding at the Irvine Estate, he was AMAZING. Firstly, the website setup and planning forms are SO helpful! I was able to add songs ahead of time as they came to mind and the song library is incredibly extensive. Our first dance song was a cover from a relatively unknown band, but Gary was able to get the song without any problems. On top of playing the songs on my "must play" list, he made sure that the other songs he played were the same sound/rhythm/style as the "must play" ones and it was a HUGE hit. I got so many compliments on how good the music was (thanks Gary!). Even our older relatives were breaking it down on the dance floor! Gary was on top of everything and was perfect as the master of ceremonies. I'm one thousand percent happy with our choice for Gary as our DJ and I would go out of my way to book him for any other events that we would need a DJ for.
User6016210 · 2+ years ago
Terrific MC and DJ. Very professional and easy to work with on your big day! Highly Recommend.
User5506488 · 2+ years ago
DJ Gary was FANTASTIC. Gary played our wedding last weekend and we couldn't be happier. Gary was responsive, helpful, friendly, and more than that - he put our minds at ease. He knew our venue well as he had played other weddings there in the past, which was really reassuring. The style of music was spot-on and seriously, I've never been to a wedding where people danced so much! Our wedding was a truly amazing party, and I credit so much of that to Gary. He knew exactly what music to play during dinner - loud enough to enjoy, but quiet enough that people could still converse easily - and then what music to play to get people out on the dance floor. When people had been dancing a couple of hours and were starting to fall off the dance floor, he knew how to change the tone to give people a break for a while, and then he knew exactly how to ramp it back up with an awesome fun classic to give everyone their second wind. I can't recommend Gary highly enough - he truly made our wedding night the most fun night of our lives. THANK YOU GARY!!!
Courtney · Married on 09/19/2015
We were so lucky to have Gary as our wedding DJ! He makes working with him so easy - He has a very detailed planning sheet for you to fill out so you know he's one step ahead of you all night and playing the right songs at the right time. Every time Gary and I spoke over the phone, he was very nice and professional. He even sent us recent play lists from other weddings similar to ours to help us choose our songs. He did music and AV for our ceremony and reception (along with lighting) and everything was on point. At the wedding, he was on time and just as nice and professional as he was over the phone. He had our whole crowd dancing and having so much fun I reserved him for an extra hour. I would absolutely recommend Gary for your wedding.
User4749850 · 2+ years ago
Gary saved the day for our wedding! We had issues with our previous DJ and had to cancel our contract within a month of our wedding day (talk about freak out!). We were put in contact through another DJ company (Colonial DJs) and he was available and more than willing to help us out. Gary answered all of our phone calls and e-mails promptly and we were able to meet with him when we came to Richmond to do some other wedding plans right before the wedding. Gary has an amazing personality and was fantastic during all aspects of planning and the day of. Gary helped make sure we had all of the songs we wanted and everything happened when it needed. We ended up running behind schedule at the wedding and Gary popped by our table to check with us about making some changes to the schedule he thought would work well and continue the night running smoothly. Once people got out on the dance floor, no one left. He was able to read the crowd and decide what songs from our recommendations and his lists would be best. We really could not have asked for a better end to a terrible situation. Gary was amazing and will definitely help you have a smooth ceremony and a fun reception.
User5477650 · 2+ years ago
Gary was one of the the best choices we made in vendors at our wedding. We were very nervous about having a corny or cheesy DJ experience and Gary was perfect! His years of experience in the DJ and AV business really shined through on our wedding night. My brother in law played our first dance song and Gary had everything ready to go in terms of AV equipment. Gary was also very conscious of the sound quality during the ceremony and of course during the reception. He provided lavaliere microphones for the ceremony which worked out perfect as our wedding was outside. He also was very receptive to our taste in music and filled in the gaps perfectly. We had a number of compliments throughout the evening on his performance as well as the playlist! I would highly recommend Gary to any couple!!! He is easy to work with, very receptive to requests, fairly priced, and all around good guy.
Rebecca · Married on 05/10/2015
Gary was great! Music sounded great and lights were a awesome bonus! We had an outdoor ceremony and added on the extra system and it helped a lot for guests in the back to hear. He was professional and dressed well. His announcements were clear and you could understand them (not everytime you hear a DJ speak over a system can you under stand them). If I had another event where I needed a DJ, no doubt in my mind I would have Gary back!
Brian · Married on 09/06/2014
Gary was AWESOME! My wife and I couldn't have asked for better service from Gary. He handled our ceremony music, set us up with microphones for the groom and the pastor, and did a phenomenal job at the reception. We expected a good time when we decided to go with Gary, but what we got was like a full on concert. My wife and I describe our wedding reception now to people we see as the best party we've ever been to. Gary definitely made that happen.
Trust me, not your normal DJ. Gary is a true professional, passionate about his work and about your event. He will not disappoint.
Chris · Married on 06/21/2014
I had researched several DJ's for our wedding. We contacted Gary and set up a date to meet in person. Gary was very informative and genuine. His love for what he does really comes through. We clicked and he was booked. Our wedding day came and Gary did such a wonderful job. Everyone at the wedding enjoyed the music and what a great job he did for us. Gary is top notch and we were lucky to have booked him. He truly made our day even more special. Thanks so much Gary. Chris and Steph
Kristin · Married on 12/14/2013
Gary was amazingly flexible and provided every detail that I wanted at my wedding. Though I went through many changes in style, organization and budget, he was able to pull everything together into exactly what we wanted. I'd recommend him to anyone for any event as he is an absolute pleasure to work with. Thanks Gary :-)
User4411795 · 2+ years ago
Gary was a wonderful DJ! We met with him a few times before the wedding and I felt confident that I could trust him to play the kind of music we were looking for without having to give him a list of every song for the entire evening. From the ceremony to the reception he did a great job. He also knew how to get people out on the dance floor! I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a professional reasonably priced DJ for any event.
User3243065 · 2+ years ago
We came to Gary 10 days before our big event. Not only was he willing to take on the challenge, but he was willing to meet with us as many times as he could beforehand. The event turned out great and we had many compliments on our choice of DJ. Everyone was dancing until their feet hurt! Thanks Gary.