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We are Award Winning, professional and interactive DJs proudly serving all of Hampton Roads, from Richmond or Williamsburg to Virginia Beach and all cities in the Tidewater region of Coastal Virginia and beyond. If you are looking for a DJ for your upcoming event — whether you need a wedding DJ, music for an outdoor function, or a complete themed corporate event — we hope you will consider Colonial DJs.

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Teri Cheslak

13 September 2019

I am so happy to share the wonderful experience we had with Colonial DJ’s at our daughter’s recent Watermen’s Museum wedding and reception on the beach in Yorktown!
My initial meeting with Jeff Bristow put me at ease and convinced me we had made the right choice. I realized we had hired far more than music. We had hired an experience master of ceremonies who would keep the event moving and put everyone in a joyous, happy mood!
With each subsequent meeting with other vendors, the response was always the same. Whether it was the caterer, day of planner, or photographer, they enthusiastically said, “ Jeff Bristow is going to be your DJ? You have the best! It will be a great event!”
And, indeed, Jeff worked closely with all those vendors in the days preceding the wedding, making sure the schedule of events went smoothly.
The sound quality was amazing in all three locations - at the beach for ceremony, up on a high deck for cocktails, and under the tent for dinner and dancing.
He was willing to meet with us and plan things along the way. The bride and groom and parents had opportunities to choose music for each part of the wedding and reception. And when we did not have ideas for a particular part of the evening, Jeff asked what mood we wanted for that moment and was quick to offer suggestions.
“Soft piano instrumentals as guests arrive? Got it! Pachelbel’s Cannon in D for entrance? This is a lovely version.
Michael Bublé and Frank Sinatra might be good for cocktail hour...
Which version of Stand by Me does the couple want? What are the favorite songs for the parents? What would your guests like to dance to? No problem! We’ll get them all up having fun!”
He thought of everything. He even worked with guest singers the week before to find the appropriate music.
AND... he made a very big deal of our little granddaughter/flower girl, even playing a song for her.
Our officiant was from Pennsylvania and had performed over 150 weddings. Rev. Johnson said Jeff was the best DJ she has encountered. She described his voice as a kind, loving radio personality voice that put everyone in a party mood!
Thank you, Colonial DJ’s! You helped make our event fabulous!
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Julianna

27 August 2019

Jeff was the DJ for our wedding. He was the DJ for both of my older sisters weddings and when it came to picking a DJ for our wedding we knew we wanted Colonial DJs! Jeff was very responsive and made a mash up for the bridal party entrance and made my idea come to life. He was very fun and kept the party going. We are so glad Jeff was able to DJ our wedding and we highly recommend him and his team! More...

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Chelsie

22 July 2019

We had Howie DJ our wedding at the Williamsburg Winery this weekend. We had less than 75 people, yet there were always people on the dance floor with Howie's mix of 70--80s dance songs along with more modern requests. He was also great about asking us if we were okay with a couple of requests that were more along the lines of our Do Not Play list. Howie was also wonderful to work with before the ceremony, going over each detail, and making us feel confident that our ceremony, cocktail hour, and dinner would be fun and relaxing for everyone! More...

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Tori Cox

12 June 2019

From the very first time meeting him in person we knew Howie was kind, easy to talk to, and genuinely cared about how well our experience would be. Our ceremony and reception went amazing - and his musical talent was the perfect touch. Our guests had an amazing time dancing and he did a great job of reading the crowd and taking requests. Our day was a huge success largely in part of how fun and interactive Howie was. Also, it was amazing to open our card box and see one from him. How incredibly sweet! Can't thank him enough. More...

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Catherine Romadka-Fahl

3 April 2019

Jeff did a great job DJ-ing. The ceremony music and the other special music were played and the announcements were made exactly when we wanted them to be. We let him decide what to play during the dinner and what he picked was very pleasant and non-intrusive which helped create a good atmosphere during the dinner.

The dancing was a great success, even though we had picked out a bunch of songs we wanted Jeff to play during the night, he really did a great job of choosing what songs to play when. The dance music had a nice progression, and Jeff kept it from being monotonic while at the same time making the change from one type of song to another feel natural and welcome.
We filled in the event questionnaire Jeff asked us to fill in, providing him with knowledge of what songs and announcements we wanted and when we wanted them. The survey was complex, but it was relatively easy to fill in. I liked how they had a must play/play if possible section for requests, and I really appreciated how they asked about any topics that may be sensitive in the survey. We spent some time filling it in, but it really paid off during the wedding.

We highly recommend Jeff for those who are looking for a DJ to play at their wedding.
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Lauren Russell

7 March 2019

Colonial DJ was very easy to work with. I would highly recommend. They are highly responsive and professional. Also, they have an online interface to pick songs and create your timeline for the event, which was so helpful. They showed up on time and did a great job of keeping the evening moving along. We didn't want to stop dancing! More...

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Ashley Farris

21 February 2019

Jeff did an amazing job as our DJ! He was so friendly throughout the planning process and pulled the reception off just as we imagined! He really knows how to keep the party going and get the guests out on the dance floor! So glad we chose Colonial DJ for our wedding! More...

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Julia

20 December 2018

DJ Howie did an absolutely amazing job with our wedding reception. He really took the time to get to know us and what we wanted for our wedding. He was a huge factor in making our day as perfect as it was. We had compliments all around from our guests, and they were dancing all night long! More...

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Kirsten Shiroma

9 December 2018

CJ with colonial DJs was fantastic. He talked me through his timeline, made sure to dress professionally (our dress code was black tie optional and he wore a tux!), and had a positive attitude through it all. My favorite thing about CJ is the suggestions he made without being pushy. He suggested a generation/ anniversary dance since we weren’t doing a bouquet toss and our guests loved it. Not only did he have the dance, he also got out of the dj booth and asked the last five couples for their advice to us as bride and groom.

One of the best things about colonial DJs as a whole is their online planning portal. Their system allows you to put in songs you definitely want played or absolute do not play.

Finally, the pricing was very reasonable. It was half of what another vendor was quoting me.

Thank you all for being a part of our special day! CJ you’re awesome!
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Angela Wojtaszczyk

16 November 2018

Everything was great! The music was perfect. He arrived on time and setup/takedown went smoothly. Very professional and just a great evening!

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Merecede

6 November 2018

AC made our wedding night so much fun! Everyone had a blast. We can’t thank you enough

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Jessica

9 October 2018

Everything was amazing! CJ was great and the photo booth we had was so much fun to do!

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Gabrielle

27 September 2018

Jeff was absolutely fantastic! We wanted a DJ who got everyone out on the dance floor and Jeff did just that. He made planning super easy with the online forum, and for a busy bride that was awesome. We also got the photobooth and that was a major hit! More...

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Jaime

25 September 2018

DJ Howie Rocked it!

We had DJ Howie and his wife Karen for our wedding reception at Williamsburg Winery. They were very professional from first interaction on. I had to plan my wedding from Florida (long distance) and they were completely accommodating! Howie played every song I requested and ensured that everything had planned went according to the plan!! Karen was great with the photo booth which was a COMPLETE HIT. WOW!
They were thorough and I loved the online planning portal they have on their site!!! An OCD person like myself would love this couple! ha!!!
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Jordyn Stanley

9 September 2018

Colonial DJs provided music for our wedding ceremony and reception. Jeff is an amazing guy to work with and truly enjoys his job! His fun vibes helped make our day special! Definitely would recommend Colonial DJs for your event! More...

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Hannah

8 August 2018

Howie was hands down one of the best parts of our wedding. During the planning process he made sure that we were always on the same page and that he knew exactly what our vision was for our wedding. When it came to our wedding day, Howie was what kept the party going and people on the dancefloor until literally the sendoff. We look back on our wedding day and think wow it was the perfect day and so much of that is thanks to Howie and his ability to read a crowd and keep a party poppin' More...

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Ashton Hathaway

31 July 2018

My guest are still talking about the music for our wedding! Jeff is an unbelievable DJ. From the ceremony to the reception everyone was engaged and felt the vibe through the music. He kept the night flowing, and even had the grandma's and grandpa's dancing! My husband and I recommend not only using Colonial DJ's for your entertainment, but their photo booth as well! My guest of all ages enjoyed capturing funny pictures to take home as a memory of our wedding. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making our night unforgettable Jeff! You are truly talented, and it shows you really enjoy what you do! More...

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David Huber

31 July 2018

My wife and I had a fantastic experience with Jeff DJing our wedding reception. He helped guide us through the process, played the music on cue that we asked for, avoided the songs we asked not be played, and even hosted a trivia game for our guests. I think everyone loved it and if we ever have need of a DJ again, we won't hesitate to call Colonial DJs. More...

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Debbie Teeter Boucher

31 July 2018

We rented Colonial DJ's lovely photo booth for my daughter's wedding reception at Ford's Colony last October 2015, and it turned out to be a HUGE hit with all of our wedding guests the entire night! Young and old had a blast with the concept and the costumes, and many of them visited the booth multiple times ... it was soooooo much fun to watch. The photo album that came with the package was definitely a bonus "memory-maker" for the newlyweds. We've all had many good laughs re-reading what the guests wrote beside their photo strip in the album. The booth itself was very attractive, and the staff -- extremely professional and friendly. I will highly recommend using Colonial DJ's Photo Booth to everyone for any event! More...

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Arieanna Erickson

31 July 2018

Our wedding was two months ago and people are still talking about what a great DJ Howie was at the wedding. From the ceremony to the reception the music was beautiful and kept people on the dance floor until the final sendoff. He was very interactive with the guest, going as far as getting on the dace floor with them. He showed off his dance moves and helped the guests learn dances that some were unfamiliar with. We couldn't have asked for a better DJ! Thank you Howie so much for making our wedding night the best night we could have asked for! More...

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Amanda Sagara Stampfler

31 July 2018

We had our wedding at the Williamsburg Winery last weekend and Jeff was our amazing DJ!! He was wonderful from day 1! Colonial DJs was recommended to us by our venue and Jeff was actually one of their favorite DJs they had worked with in the past, and I can see why! He was the only DJ I met with and knew he would be perfect for our big day! He was extremely professional and easy to work with. Jeff was wonderful for us as I am not a party planner and had idea what all could possibly be involved with planning music and entertainment for a wedding. He was patient, knowledgeable and extremely friendly. It was such a pleasure to work with him. He helped make our day so much fun and followed all of our requests and guest requests. He helped create and keep our timeline moving and was there to guide us every step of the way! Our guests all LOVED him. My younger siblings (under 20) and grandparents (75+) and everyone in between could not say enough good things about him! Could not have imagined this day without Jeff working with us to make it everything we imagined and more! I HIGHLY recommend Colonial DJs for any occasion! More...

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Maggie Gordon

31 July 2018

Jeff was amazing -- we had a unique wedding as my now husband is Scottish! We had a few different cèilidh dances, and he was awesome about playing them and getting everyone dancing.

We had the best experience, and he made our wedding super fun :) Thanks, Jeff!
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Cristina Loyola Kalinauskas

31 July 2018

Colonial DJs was fantastic. Throughout the entire process they were communicative and they really made our planning process easy - Howie even drove out to meet us for our initial meeting since our schedules were awkward. Ed was our DJ and he was fun and helpful and super easy going, and he did a phenomenal job. Thank you so much!! More...

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Audrey May Dykstra

31 July 2018

I had such a wonderful experience with Chris from colonial DJ's. I was so worried that the event wouldn't flow smoothly- but from start to finish it was the best party of my life! He was so organized and several times I saw him making his way around the tent to make sure people were ready for specific events (toasts, dinner being served, garter toss...) everything was just perfect thanks to him! He was so flexible and knowledgable about order of events and also worked with us to make it just what we wanted. Thank you again, Chris, for making our wedding absolutely perfect! More...

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Jess Aiken

31 July 2018

I can't get enough of these guys. When I recommend Colonial DJ's to my clients of Wedding Co. I know that I am getting top notch, professional service. They will be on time, go over all the details leading up to the day, be flexible when needed and have everyone out on the dance floor. HIRE THEM! More...

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Tara Jones

31 July 2018

I must say, I was highly impressed with Colonial DJs at this past weekends wedding at the beautiful Williamsburg Winery. Jeff was phenomenal!!! He kept the guests on the dance floor ALL night long and they were shouting, "One more song" at the end! I look forward to working with them again! More...

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DeAnn Wright Riefler

31 July 2018

Jeff and Howie are the BEST!!! I have worked with them professionally as well as personally....I recommend them to everyone that calls Big Top Entertainment for corporate as well as private parties and weddings. Several years ago Howie worked my daughter’s wedding ....nothing more personal than that! He did an awesome job and people are still commenting on how wonderful the evening was!!! Colonial DJ’s totally make it ALL about the client!! You can’t go wrong when using this company More...

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Caro Bergeron Miller

31 July 2018

Jeff Bristow and Colonial DJs provided a wonderful time at our February wedding reception at Veritas Vineyard and Winery in the Charlottesville Area! He made everything so special and fun! I was a California bride and couldn’t have been happier with Jeff’s attention to detail and customer service. He was able to make time to meet with my fiancé, family, planner, and me during our East Coast trips. He is a delight to work with! He was able to bring our guests together from coast to coast and celebrate our wonderful wedding day. Thank you, Jeff!

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Trish

2 June 2018

Howie and the entire ColonialDJs team was a pleasure to work with start to finish. Without Howie's diligence and attention to details our reception would not have been the seamless, organized, incredible adventure that it was! I cannot thank Howie enough for honoring our request to dress up like Colonial George Washington to add some fun to the reception and give our guests from far away an added little taste of Williamsburg. THANK YOU SO MUCH for honoring all my wishes - and blocking out people who wanted requests when I had timed it all. You saved the day more than once and I am so glad there was no funny business around the microphone. I would hire you guys again in a heartbeat and will refer you to all my friends :) xox, Trish Doheny - May 12th wedding More...

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kevin trefethen

28 May 2018

Howie! He was the man! Read the room just right helped edit and time out songs for the dances, was there early to setup, didnt miss a beat during toasts! All around made our wedding super fun for all! More...

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Morgan

4 May 2018

Jeff did an awesome job! I was a little nervous about how the music during the ceremony would sound, since we were in an outdoor venue but everything went smoothly and sounded great. Our guests had a blast, he kept the energy up all evening - thank you for everything! More...

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Jennifer

30 April 2018

We had Howie from Colonial DJs and had the easiest experience working with him. He was so friendly, played just what we wanted, and timed everything for both our ceremony and reception perfectly. They have an online questionnaire and song request page that is really simple to use and very thorough. They made the whole night run smoothly. Definitely recommend! More...

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Kara

7 April 2018

Jeff was truly amazing! He kept in contact with my husband and I during the entire process and was extremely accommodating to any and all changes we wanted to make. His energy throughout the night kept the reception moving smoothly and I look forward to working with him again. More...

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Christopher Cramer

24 February 2018

Jeff was the dj at my wedding and I couldn't recommend him more highly. Many compliments from guests!

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Mallory

15 February 2018

Howie was great!! All of our guests had a blast and danced the whole time! Howie was very interactive and kept the reception flowing effortlessly. You will not be disappointed if you choose Colonial DJs for your next event!! More...

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Brianna

15 January 2018

I worked at a venue in Newport News for 2 years and ALWAYS happily referred Jeff and his team to my clients. Every single client was so happy with the services from Colonial DJs! From a business perspective, they are incredibly responsive and reliable, and they offer much more than just a DJ (photo booth, uplighting, etc.). This past summer, I referred Jeff to my close friend whose wedding I was in, and unsurprisingly, he was a huge hit. He took requests from the guests (per the bride's instruction) and had the best/funniest comments throughout the night. He was so amazing that my fiance and I have asked him to travel down to SC to DJ our wedding this August, and I'm so excited to have a great friend and great DJ to provide the entertainment for my wedding! Thanks Jeff and team!!! More...

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Amanda

31 December 2017

We got married this past November and had Jeff as our DJ and he was absolutely amazing!!!!! Being in the business before our wedding, I knew who I wanted as our DJ the minute we got engaged and they didn't disappoint! Jeff was the sweetest and accommodated any requests our guests had during the wedding reception! I don't think the dance floor was ever empty throughout the reception! We loved Jeff and couldn't have asked for a better night! We would definitely recommend Jeff and his team for anyone looking for a DJ!! More...

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Ginny

30 December 2017

We had a great experience with Colonial DJs. Very easy to work with and honored all our music requests. Very happy with the experience and glad we chose them.

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Rebecca

15 December 2017

We got married on Nov 4, 2017 and man oh man, Howie from Colonial DJs was just the best!!! He met with my mother and me a couple of times leading up to the wedding, not to mention answering my never ending emails promptly and with grace. He even made a few last minute, unexpected changes to the Mother/Son dance with no complaint or sign it was even a remote inconvenience. This company is the epitome of professionalism -- HIGHLY RECOMMEND! More...

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Shannon

4 December 2017

A.C. Walker was ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC!!!!! We were able to discuss the details of my wedding reception on the phone prior to the event, and he ROCKED THE HOUSE. He completely understood my vision, and I couldn't have asked for anything more. He checked in with us throughout the event to make sure everything was going how we wanted to, and to see if there was anything else that we needed/wanted. I cannot say enough good things about A.C. Walker! He was my dream DJ, and I have soo many great memories from working with him. I highly recommend him and Colonial DJ's to anyone for any event!!!! A million times A+. Thanks again for making my wedding reception dreams come true! More...

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Meagen Dunleavy

4 December 2017

DJ Howie Alexander did a fabulous job at our wedding! From meeting with my husband and I on short notice to keeping the flow and vibe of the wedding up all night, he was absolutely wonderful. Howie acted as our DJ and EmCee - and we and our guests completely loved how he helped to make our wedding day perfect! More...

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Courtney

26 November 2017

Howie was great! He was very accommodating - meeting us close to where we live instead of their office. He was a great MC - very personable. One of our guests told us he had been to many weddings, and our DJ was by far the best. He really knows how to read and engage the crowd. More...

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kassi

28 October 2017

AC did a fantastic job! It was drizzling for my ceremony and he went out and bought a small tent for his equipment and umbrellas for us. He was prompt and touched base with me throughout the night to ensure that everything was going as planned, he kept things on time and I can't think of how things could have run smoother. I don't think my wedding would have been as good as it was without him. If I am being nit-picky he mixed up my name with one of my bridesmaids when he announced us and announced me as Mrs. [husbands name] which for me was pretty insulting but I know for most people they wouldn't care. Overall though I would still highly recommend him, he really went above and beyond. More...

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Steve

5 October 2017

Chris Hansin and the crew at Colonial DJs did a fantastic job with our daughter's September wedding at the Williamsburg Winery. This was not our first wedding rodeo nor our first work with DJs and the ease of communication (they get RIGHT back to you); their equipment, lights, wireless microphones -- all of it -- is simply first rate. These guys LISTEN to you. Their web site allows you request songs be added or avoided, it plays snippets of tracks you might be unsure of, tells you of available "different versions," it gives you lots of great ideas. Colonial mic'd the outdoor ceremony for us on a breezy day and all you heard were clear voices. They were there early, set up/take down cleanly. Inside the winery the set up was just as we'd asked. Throughout the night I got lots of favorable comments and many "what's his name I need his card" inquiries about Chris. Prior to this thing, he spoke at length with both my daughter and her fiancé and even put up with me (father of the bride) to incorporate our ideas and work out those bridal party entrances and toasts. He had some innate sense of what the crowd wanted and where to take it. We had all ages at that wedding and EVERYONE was on that dance floor. At one point Chris knew "just when" to distribute party favor sunglasses and light up the floor with "I wear my sunglasses at night" and Seger's "Old fashioned Rock n Roll." No kidding - at one point I went back to where post-dinner tired staff had collected -- and THEY were all dancing. Have not seen that before - ever. This was one vendor we had absolutely no worries about. Cannot overstate this recommendation. More...

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Melissa

3 October 2017

Colonial DJs was very professional from the start. They delivered and did a great job for our wedding reception. They come highly recommended !!

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Lisa

11 September 2017

We chose Colonial DJ's from the recommendation of a DJ who was not available for my daughter's wedding date. We are so glad we did! Our initial meeting was with Jeff and he was great. Howie was our assigned DJ and he was amazing. Our daughter had musicians for the ceremony and all kinds of intricate details. Howie handled them all sooo well. He is great at setting and/or following a timeline and keeping the party moving. Thanks for helping our daughter's wedding to be just what she wanted! More...

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Katie

9 September 2017

These guys are the real deal! Howie was the DJ for our wedding last weekend, and we could not have asked for a better experience. Howie really took the time to get to know my husband and I and to put together a celebration that was uniquely ours - he even recommended the photographer we ended up hiring. No matter what crazy questions or requests I had, he was always extremely gracious and accommodating - the consummate professional! Everything went off without a hitch, from ceremony to cocktail hour to reception, and their prices are more than reasonable. Howie also deserves an extra special shout out for putting together a great night of fun despite my husband and I giving him exactly zero songs for our preferred song list. Thank you Colonial DJs for helping us dance the night away! We won't soon forget it. More...

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Kaitlin

10 July 2017

We hired Jeff for both Friday and Saturday night for my Fiance and I's April 2017 wedding. After the Rehearsal Dinner on Friday night, we did a Karaoke party for all of our family and friends who came into town early to celebrate with us!! We ALL had the BEST time with Karaoke! It was so much fun and Jeff kept the party going!! Then on Saturday, Jeff was our DJ at our wedding and we had SOOO MUCH FUN!!! All of our family and friends were raving about Jeff!!! I would highly recommend Colonial DJs!! They were great to work with and very professional!! More...

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Ashley

14 June 2017

So pleased with DJ Chris Hansin. He stuck to the timeline and was flexible when we wanted to add things in. The music was the perfect mix of old and new. Our guests had a blast on the dance floor. I would highly recommend Chris and Colonial DJ! More...

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Megan

14 June 2017

Howie Alexander from Colonial DJs is absolutely phenomenal. We are overjoyed that he was the DJ for our wedding! He had everyone at our wedding up and dancing the entire night from start to finish. He played all of the songs we requested beforehand, and was incredibly good at creating a schedule of events and making sure everything ran smoothly. He even went above and beyond by staying after his contracted time was up due to an unexpected issue that had our "big exit" running slightly behind. I cannot say enough good things about Howie - he was the best, to the point where our wedding guests kept chanting his name! We originally hired Colonial DJs because I have only heard positive things about them - they are professional, amazing at their job, and make you feel stress-free on the big day. They went above and beyond those (already very high!) expectations. I highly recommend hiring Colonial DJs, and hiring Howie for your event -- he is AMAZING and will do a fantastic job! More...

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Carrie

5 June 2017

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DJs for our May 2017 wedding. AC was our DJ and he was very professional, had a great music selection, and had everyone out on the dance floor! We would definitely recommend working with Colonial DJs. More...

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Tammy

26 May 2017

Colonial Djs was very professional and responsive from the first contact. I felt their prices were great value. We had a last minute change in our DJ due to a family emergency, but CJ stepped in and did everything we asked. Our guests had a great time and were dancing all night!! We also ordered uplighting through Colonial DJs and the room looked fantastic! More...

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Jennifer

6 May 2017

Loved out experience with colonial DJs! Walter did an amazing job and kept people on the dance floor all night long!

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Hannah

15 April 2017

Colonial Djs knocked our wedding out of the park!!! We had Howie running our reception and we couldn't be happier! He made sure everything ran smoothly, people were having fun, and that we were happy. He went above and beyond to deliver an amazing reception and our guests cannot stop raving about him!! If you want to have a stress-free and high energy reception book them!! More...

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Kevin

30 December 2016

Colonial DJ's is the best! We worked with DJ Howie and he was fantastic! We live across country and he did a great job keeping in contact with us and helping us every step of the way. He played the music at both the ceremony and the reception, even splitting up the song we wanted for the bridal party to walk out to so everything was timed perfectly. He kept the dance floor full at the reception at all times and even helped show the dance moves to those who might not know. He played a great mix of music and did a great job guiding everyone through all the parts of the reception. We highly recommend Colonial DJ'S and especially DJ Howie! Thanks again! More...

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Emily

27 December 2016

DJ Jeff Bristow was great! Very flexible and responsive, and did a great job DJ-ing our wedding!

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Kelsey

18 December 2016

Howie at Colonial DJs was a great help and very accommodating for our wedding. He did a great walk through and sent helpful reminders for our music choices (when your mind is thinking of many other things)! We also used the photo booth and love the photo strip album with guest comments. Would highly recommend them for any event! More...

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Amanda

4 December 2016

We had our wedding at the Williamsburg Winery last weekend and Jeff was our amazing DJ!! He was wonderful from day 1! Colonial DJs was recommended to us by our venue and Jeff was actually one of their favorite DJs they had worked with in the past, and I can see why! He was the only DJ I met with and knew he would be perfect for our big day! He was extremely professional and easy to work with. Jeff was wonderful for us as I am not a party planner and had idea what all could possibly be involved with planning music and entertainment for a wedding. He was patient, knowledgeable and extremely friendly. It was such a pleasure to work with him. He helped make our day so much fun and followed all of our requests and guest requests. The sound and music were flawless from the ceremony to cocktail hour and reception! He is truly a professional and he was one vendor that was 100% dependable. He also informed me ahead of time if he would be out of town or unavailable in case he wouldn't be able to respond as quickly as he normally does via email, etc. this was great to know he hadn't forgotten about us and didn't require further follow up. He helped create and keep our timeline moving and was there to guide us every step of the way! Our guests all LOVED him. My younger siblings (under 20) and grandparents (75+) and everyone in between could not say enough good things about him! Could not have imagined this day without Jeff working with us to make it everything we imagined and more! I HIGHLY recommend Colonial DJs for any occasion! More...

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Caroline

16 November 2016

Thank you Colonial DJs and CJ for making our wedding AMAZING!!! I didn't give CJ much direction on the music just told him we wanted everyone dancing and he did not disappoint! The dance floor was packed the entire night! Everyone young and old were having a great time! CJ even came out and taught the cha cha slide so everyone could partake in the fun! Plus he coordinated my sparkler send off which I'm sure wasn't easy with 100+ people after a 5 hour open bar. The photo booth add on was the icing on the cake and I do suggest this as a def add on for anyone planning a wedding. Thank you again!!! More...

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Michelle

12 November 2016

Howie the VP of sales was super responsive. The first DJ we were match with wasn't as responsive, but Walter was good match. He kept the music going, and listened to what we wanted. Walter was great about covering the ceremony music last minute when I added that onto the day before the wedding. The only problem my now husband had was at the grand introduction when he called us by the wrong last name. I thought it was funny my husband not so much. Walter felt bad about the slip up. I feel like it will be a good story about the wedding day for the future. More...

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Becky

7 November 2016

We had the pleasure of working with Howie Alexander from Colonial DJs for our wedding and he was awesome to work with! He answered all of our questions during planning sessions, and was very organized from start to finish. Colonial DJs utilizes an online planning program which makes things really easy to work on from home. They help you plan for all the small details you might forget otherwise! As far as day-of services, Howie provided music during our outdoor wedding ceremony and cocktail hour, and then moved inside for the reception. He used all the songs we had given him for the ceremony, and ran an amazing reception party. The dance floor was packed all night and we were on schedule throughout. Thanks, Howie! More...

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Trisha

4 November 2016

We had Howie for our DJ and were so pleased! I'm not sure if the wedding would have ran as smooth as it did without him. He was an amazing DJ (played the songs we wanted and read the crowd perfectly)! He is definitely a seasoned professional- the audio setup was perfect and the help he provided with the flow of the entire wedding.

A friend of mine recommended Colonial DJs, and I'm so happy we hired them. You will not be disappointed! With his energy and song choice, I would say 80% (might be more) of those who attended were dancing the whole night.
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Christine

27 October 2016

OMG! I just looked at the USB pictures from the photo booth we rented from Colonial DJs for my daughter's wedding this past weekend. I am crying, I'm laughing so hard. It really is the best way to get people to loosen up and have fun. My guests LOVED IT. Also, the up lighting changed the room drastically! The best! Jeff had the dance floor packed the entire night! 5 stars all the way! More...

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Sonya

7 October 2016

We had to re plan out wedding after buying a house within 4 months. We contacted Colonial DJs and they hooked us up!! Jeff came out and did an AMAZING AMAZING Job!!! I was out on the dance floor all night!! Everyone had a great time!! The uplights made my venue more beautiful than I expected I would recommend him to everyone. You will not be disappointed !! Call Jeff today!! More...

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Kelly

3 October 2016

Colonial DJs was a great addition to our wedding ceremony. The planning form was easy and helpful to use and everything went without a hitch and as scheduled. The only issue we had was that we had to ask the DJ multiple times to turn the music down, it was very loud. More...

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Katherine

29 September 2016

I didn't want the DJ (AC ) to be much of an entertainer, and I think he really understood what I wanted. He helped guide the festivities, but didn't become the center of attention. It was a great time! I would recommend them for any occasion, but for my wedding reception, they really did a great job. Thank you, we had a ball!! More...

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Anna

27 September 2016

Chris Hansin was a wonderful DJ for our wedding reception at the Williamsburg Inn. He was very professional and accommodating. He set the perfect tone for our event and kept everything on schedule. We would highly recommend him. More...

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Katherine

13 September 2016

Chris Hansin with Colonial DJ's did a FANTASTIC job with our ceremony and reception! He used all requested songs and dances and made everything flow together perfectly! He even did an amazing job with bringing our reception to life!! We have friends and family who don't prefer to dance, but he made it a great time getting them out of their seats! I highly recommend getting lights added to your package for a fun and memorable time! My son had requests and he fulfilled them with pleasure. Even when the timeline needed a bit of change to keep things flowing he worked with my wedding coordinator to make it happen! I honestly would recommend Chris to anyone for any event type! He is lively and outgoing and will not just stand back and press buttons! More...

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Shannon

25 July 2016

We met Jeff at the Two Rivers Country Club Bridal Show. He made such an impression that we decided to reach out for a consultation. After meeting with him one on one, we knew Jeff was the right DJ for us because of his level of experience, professionalism, and charismatic personality. We really appreciated Jeff's attention to detail with the software prior to the wedding. This made the communication so smooth! Jeff is willing to go the extra mile to make his clients happy- he even made outstanding music mixes for special touches for our big day. We fully recommend Colonial DJ's for your wedding! More...

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Katie

12 July 2016

Our wedding was a little over a year ago and we are still talking about Chris. We LOVED having him DJ our wedding not only because he was so fun, but he was flexible and really listened to the needs of the crowd. I did make a list of songs I would like to have played and while not all of them did, he made the right choices on what to play.

I inquired about a couple things I would like to have done at our wedding. like the anniversary dance, and he made them happen so seamlessly. My husband's grandfather asked him if he could perform a song and Chris approached us and asked if that was all right. He was so respectful and willing to be the one to say no if we didn't want it to happen. However, we were fine with it and Chris engineered the whole thing in a matter of minutes to be a quick Elvis karaoke for Grandpa. It was awesome! We seriously loved having him there, he made our night so special.
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ashlee

3 July 2016

My husband and I went with Colonial DJs for our June 25, 2016 wedding and wedding reception. From the very first meeting with Jeff, we were completely sold and satisfied. Jeff was very professional and patient with us. He had a nice services presentation set up, brochures with price layouts and answered all our questions. He set us up with one of his BEST DJs, Chris Hansin. Chris was very easy to communicated with, gave amazing suggestions and was just an overall great fit for our event. He was WELL VERSED in all genres of music. He even got out on the floor and spoke with our guests for suggestions and openly took requests. He was organized in getting our song lists before the wedding and helping us decide on songs.
Colonial also handled the sound for our wedding ceremony and coordinated with our pianist and singer to provide excellent sound.
Last, but not least, they provided AMAZING uplighting for our event that totally transformed the room!! We were beyond satisfied with the services of Colonial Djs and would recommended them to anyone without hesitation!
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Melinda

30 June 2016

My husband and I really enjoyed having Terry dj our wedding! He chose a great selection of music to keep everyone dancing, and did a great job of incorporating our selections in too. He was so personable and put us at ease in our big day! We would highly recommend him! More...

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Taylor

21 June 2016

Walter Baker and my experience with Colonial DJs was absolutely heartwarming. I felt so bad for Walter at my reception. My small town experienced a tragic accident where everyone was leaving to support the family, but I can assure you that Walter's DJ skills were not an issue in the least. He is so kind and personable. We enjoyed working with him and Colonial DJs as a whole and would recommend them to anyone in a heartbeat! Thank you!! More...

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David

14 June 2016

Colonial DJs did a fantastic job at our wedding reception and I highly recommend them.

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8 June 2016

Howie is an amazing DJ! He kept our event fun and dancing until the very end! We will hire him again! ~WCA

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Katy

2 June 2016

Jeff and Colonial DJs emceed our wedding reception at Two Rivers Country Club in Williamsburg, VA - and they were great! Very responsive ahead of the wedding to our calls and emails. Their online planning tool was well done too and kept track of all the details (including ones we hadn't thought of). We felt like we were in good hands ahead of the wedding. Jeff and company have got a huge music library too, but didn't hesitate to track down one song we liked that wasn't in the library. Jeff had some great music suggestions too. The whole operation was very well organized and professional. Jeff was a fun and positive emcee for our wedding reception and kept the dance floor packed. We'd definitely recommend Colonial DJs for your wedding! More...

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Courtney

2 June 2016

We first saw Jeff DJ at our best friends wedding a little under two years ago. Being from VA beach all we've seen at weddings was Astro entertainment. We were so impressed with Jeffs performance that as soon as we got engaged (a week after our best friends wedding--and yes I caught the bouquet lol), we knew exactly who we wanted. Jeff goes above and beyond to make sure his clients have the best day possible. He worked with my aunt and uncle behind the scenes so he could help set them up to play guitar and sing in our ceremony and even came early to help them do a quick sound check prior to the guests arrival. The photo booth and props were amazing and it was slam packed the entire night. I can be be very organized so I sent a schedule list to Jeff and he blew it out of the water--everything went as smooth as possible. I can't say enough about how impressed we were with colonial DJs. If you are looking for someone who genuinely cares for their clients, enjoys their job and knows how to get the party started then we highly recommend them for any event! More...

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Sarah

17 May 2016

Howie was amazing!! He was so sweet and truly made our wedding day a blast! All of my guests continue to comment on how fun our wedding was! Trust me, the last thing you want is to worry about ANYTHING during your reception. Howie makes sure that everything you want happens and he is also flexible when you decide to switch things up on him at the very last minute! So happy that we went with Colonial DJs! :-) More...

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Kathy

5 May 2016

We had the wedding nightmare you only read about from start to finish but Colonials DJ's-Ed Muddiman flexed and did an outstanding professional job. In specific, due to hurricane type forecasts, our ceremony and reception all had to be changed less than 36 hours before our wedding. Ed not only DJ’d a beautiful ceremony and reception now located between two locations that were not even previewed in advance. The ceremony (involving over 25 bridesmaids and groomsmen and 215 guests) was at the Williamsburg Regional Library-not your typical wedding venue. The reception was flipped into the William and Mary Alumni House. Ed didn't miss a beat and calmly helped us reinvent both spaces all the while staying on track with our written reception plan. We were smart to have chosen such a professional organization to walk with us that weekend. Most of our guests were really surprised by how perfectly everything went. Ed was extremely calm in spite of the craziness and we felt very blessed!-Thank you Ed M. and Colonial DJ's. More...

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Debbie

5 May 2016

We rented Colonial DJ's lovely photo booth for my daughter's wedding reception at Ford's Colony, and it turned out to be a HUGE hit with all of our wedding guests the entire night! Young and old had a blast with the concept and the costumes, and many of them visited the booth multiple times ... it was soooooo much fun to watch. The photo album that came with the package was definitely a bonus "memory-maker" for the newlyweds. We've all had many good laughs re-reading what the guests wrote beside their photo strip in the album. The booth itself was very attractive, and the staff -- extremely professional and friendly. I will highly recommend using Colonial DJ's Photo Booth to everyone for any event! More...

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Alex

19 April 2016

My wife and I had the pleasure of booking Colonial DJs for our recent wedding and could not have been happier with our choice! Our DJ (Howie) was fantastic to work with, helping us every step of the way, and walking us through the process of planning the music for each part of our reception. The online planning forms and worksheets that Howie went through with my wife and I during our one-on-one in-person planning session were invaluable in helping us plan everything from the bridal party entrance music to the schedule of events to the final song--everything down to the last detail. They were so accommodating of all of our requests and helped us customize everything to make it unique and specifically tailored for us, even creating a special mix/medley of song clips to use for my mother-son dance. As a groom, music was the thing I probably cared most about in terms of planning the reception, and working with Colonial DJs made everything so easy and stress-free. The reception went off without a hitch, Howie was a fantastic emcee, and the music selection was exactly what I had envisioned. I would highly recommend Colonial DJs to anyone as the best option for anyone looking for a great DJ for their wedding. More...

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19 April 2016

Jeff was awesome to work with, he was able to accommodate all of our song requests and everyone was dancing the entire night away! The selections were perfect for our group, and everyone had an amazing time! More...

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16 February 2016

Howie was absolutely amazing to work with. He really helped us to shape our reception into the perfect party. He kept our guests dancing the entire time! I received so many compliments from our guests about how interactive he was and what a great job he did. Colonial DJs is the company to go with! More...

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Alicia

4 January 2016

Colonial DJs were such a pleasure and so easy to work with. They provided a convenient "worksheet" online on their site where we could put our choices for must play songs, do not plays, and play if possible. We had them do the music for our ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception.

Our DJ was Jeff and he did an awesome job! Followed our requests for music, kept the volume just right, and always had some of our guests out on the dance floor dancing away!
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Rebecca

29 December 2015

Jeff was amazing. Their planning website was indispensable, and made planning the schedule for the reception and all its components a breeze. Song selection through the website was also simplified. Jeff did an incredible job of taking our rather eclectic musical tastes and unusual song requests for some of our big dance moments and making them into exactly what we wanted the night to be. He was able to use our selections to get a taste for who we are as a couple and to play what is almost exactly the soundtrack of our lives. People were dancing all night, and there were multiple times he was able to get almost the entire room out of the dance floor, including our grandparents. We had Jeff do the voice-over dance for us, and it was beautiful. We've gotten so many comments from guests that they've never seen anything like that before, and how it was very emotional and had many of them in tears. We also received the photos from the photobooth they provided, as well as a copy of the voice-over dance on a USB drive, which I really appreciated. I would not hesitate to recommend Jeff and Colonial DJs! More...

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23 December 2015

Gary from Colonial DJ's was a delight to work with. He kept the party going the whole night!

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Barbara

8 December 2015

Jeff with Colonial DJ's provided DJ, Emcee and Photo Booth Services for our Holiday Open House and was fantastic, fun and very professional. He arrived the day before to pre-set and check out the location for power and logistics. He arrived early the day of the event to finish set-up, go over our announcements and music requests. He was very engaging and fun throughout the party and went above and beyond, even donated a fabulous door prize! We have been working with Colonial DJ's for several years and are always "over the moon" happy with their professionalism and service. More...

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Amanda

28 November 2015

We had Walter as our DJ - and he was FANTASTIC! Very professional and easy to work with, he kept the atmosphere going all night. We asked for a less-than-mainstream song for our entrance ("Love Don't Roam" performed by Neil Hannon) and not only did he find it - he timed it perfectly! We gave him pretty free reign of the music selection with just a list of don't-play-no-matter-what songs, and he kept everyone dancing and having a great time. HIGHLY RECOMMEND both this company and Walter as a DJ. Worth every penny! More...

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24 November 2015

Howie Alexander was an excellent DJ from beginning to end. He listened to everything we requested and worked hard to make sure all of our details were included. Loved the group pic he took at the end of our reception! More...

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Tiffany

17 November 2015

Jeff was the reason our wedding was SO MUCH FUN! I keep hearing from guests days later that nobody wanted to leave the dance floor. That is a sign of a good reception and a FANTASTIC DJ! Thank you for being attentive to our every request and for including everyone into the fun; kids, young couples, and even grandparents. I had so many guests approach me to tell me how great Jeff was the entire night and how smooth it went! Another huge thanks for providing the photobooth which was a major hit with the entire crowd! We will surely be telling all of our friends about everyone at Colonial DJs and how professional and amazing they were from our initial consultation to the reception! More...

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24 October 2015

Was great to work with. Had to email back and forth to coordinate due to work and still ended up with exactly what I wanted. Recommend!

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Michelle

21 October 2015

Jeff from Colonial DJs did an amazing job at our wedding!! He played songs we requested and also songs he knew our crowd would enjoy. The Love Story was a perfect touch to our night and was nice to incorporate our entire relationship along with humor into our special day. Jeff was very nice to work with and very helpful in putting together music selections. I would definitely recommend Colonial DJs!! More...

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21 September 2015

Colonial DJ's did an amazing job at our wedding! Jeff was great to work with: responsive and accommodating! He worked with us to edit out first dance and sound exactly the way we wanted. We also contracted with Colonial DJ's to provide uplighting at the wedding. It looked AMAZING. I would recommend Colonial DJ's to any bride looking for a DJ!! More...

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Amanda

13 July 2015

Jeff Bristow is a phenomenal DJ with a fun personality. He was such a joy to work with from start to finish. He was very organized and thorough. He really listened to what my husband's and my wishes were for our wedding reception. He made it unforgettable! Our guests absolutely loved our love story. What a unique aspect of the reception. I highly recommend the love story package and of course, Jeff Bristow. Thank you so much, Jeff, for making our wedding reception so memorable! More...

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Caitlin

23 June 2015

Jeff Bristow did a fantastic job at our wedding! Everything flowed smoothly from the start of the ceremony to the end of the night. We ended up adding an extra hour of music because people were having so much fun on the dance floor. Excellent service and well worth the money! More...

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Jillian

11 May 2015

DJ Howie at Colonial DJs is outstanding to work with! He is flexible, responsive, a great listener, and delivers. He always made us feel like our day was special and he was open to any and all new ideas we presented to him. We had a small wedding and asked DJ Howie to make sure our guests weren't bored and he not only kept our guests engaged but they all left saying how great of a time they had. Colonial DJs and DJ Howie especially are your go-to for your big day! More...

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Denise

20 April 2015

DJ Howie was AMAZING! He was so easy to talk to and had so many awesome ideas and recommendations for our wedding. He knew just what our guests wanted without us even asking. His online planning tool and day of itinerary helped make our special day go smoothly. We HIGHLY recommend Colonial DJ's! More...

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Amanda

13 April 2015

We had the pleasure of working with Jeff from Colonial DJs. Jeff was so helpful from our first meeting; he was very professional and made sure to answer all of my many questions. He did a great job of making sure we had all the music we wanted and helped us pick out some beautiful uplighting for the reception. The ceremony and reception were fantastic! The lighting looked beautiful and Jeff did a great job of getting people out on the dance floor while incorporating many of our music choices. I would highly recommend Colonial DJs for your wedding (make sure you ask to have Jeff as your DJ!!!) More...

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Jeff and Kim

20 December 2014

Jeff at Colonial DJs was absolutely fantastic. Not only did he provide music for our wedding reception, he provided music for our ceremony as well. We had trouble making a lot of the decisions, but Jeff helped us out a lot; and more importantly he was very flexible right up to the last minute as we made a few changes. We could not be more happy and satisfied with our selection of Jeff @ Colonial DJs to help us put together the most wonderful day of our lives. Everyone loved the ceremony music, the dinner music, and the reception, full of fun and dancing. Jeff helped to make it just right, and make the entire event memorable. I would recommend Colonial DJs to anyone seeking a very professional and great experience. Ours was certainly one to remember, and the music made it special. Thanks Jeff! Thanks Colonial DJs! More...

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Lindsay

4 December 2014

Our wedding guests were more than complimentary of the DJ services from Colonial DJs, many of our guests expressed the feeling of the best wedding they had attended and much of it would be credited to Colonial DJs.

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Niki

5 November 2014

Chris was amazing!!!!!!!!! Couldn't have asked for a better DJ suited for our scene and setting.

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Stephanie

21 October 2014

Jeff is fantastic! My mother saw him at a bridal show and immediately knew she wanted him at our wedding. A few days later my MOH said her friends dad did weddings and we needed to look into him. Turns out that they were one in the same! Jeff was a blast to work with from the start. He had lots of fun suggestions for songs and seemed to love all of our silly ideas. I never once felt like I was being pressured into buying a package I didn't need. He gave us exactly what we wanted and delivered perfectly. Jeff was an absolute blast and made sure there were no lulls in the reception. He was great about getting people up and moving and keeping them on the dance floor. He is a true professional and great at his job. There is no way I will ever use another DJ service for any event ever. I am so glad we choose Jeff and Colonial over the other local "major" company. Both price and performance wise they blew the competitor out of the water. Thank you so much! More...

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Gwen

12 October 2014

When our friend had to back out a month before our wedding as DJ (due to Military Orders), we scrambled to find a replacement that would still provide us great entertainment without breaking the bank. Luckily, I read some great reviews on Colonial DJs and set up to meet with them right away. Their prices were a little higher than other DJs I had seen, but I knew the value would be worth it in the end. It took a little while to hear back right away with our DJ assignment, which was a little stressful when we were already so close to our wedding. However, we still did have time to meet with our DJ prior to the wedding.
CJ was an amazing host the entire night at our reception and he was one of two vendors on which we got the most compliments! He had a great mix of music, but also had great ideas to get the guests involved. By our last dance, we still had about 75% of our guests there and on the floor. I'm so glad we ended up going with Colonial DJs (and CJ) for our wedding reception!
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5 October 2014

Our DJ for the evening was Mr. Jeff Bristow. Jeff was an absolute delight to work with! He was so personable, yet professional. My now husband and I were very nervous about the wedding because we are both somewhat shy, but Jeff really put our minds at ease. We were working with a budget and we were very happy with the package pricing. His up lighting and dance floor lighting really set the mood, and he knew just what to do to get guests out on the dance floor. More...

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Stephanie

26 September 2014

Jeff from Colonial DJ's was AWESOME! He showed up early. and ended up having to move indoors at the last second due to rain.

Prior to the wedding we spoke a few times, and worked together to get the right style for the wedding, cocktail hour and the reception. He helped me with all o f the selections- THANK GOODNESS. He made great suggestions and he even set up a few extra up lights free just to make sure the pace was perfect. He didn't have to, he just took the initiative to enhance the product. And he was right, it made the difference.

My Guests and the wedding party absolutely loved him. He set the tone for everything and WOW he did a great job doing so. my wedding consisted of friends and tequila in their 20's to family in their 70s 80s and 90s! and somehow, this man got both crowds on the dance floor ALL NIGHT LONG. Even my kids didn't take a break. I have no idea how grandparents and great aunts were going the Wobble. and his throw back dance tunes had the younger crowd on the floor too. He has a great energy and very positive encouraging method to keeping people in the right mindset for a party/ reception. We all had a blast.

I also has a special service performed at the end of the reception that was a secret to everyone- even the groom. He took the time to ensure he was synced in time with the other vendor and kept my secret safe and helped me shock the whole audience with the surprise. Thanks Jeff. you are awesome, it was AWESOME. You rock~!
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Ashley

18 September 2014

Howie and Jeff are great people to work with. Chris was an awesome DJ for my wedding and reception. Everything went smoothly and Chris called the week of the wedding just to verify everything that I wanted. Even though it was a small wedding, they still made it fun! Great company!! More...

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Kathleen

15 September 2014

Howard Alexander exceeded my best expectations! He was very knowledgeable and helpful in the planning and extremely friendly and professional during my daughter's wedding reception. The playlist was well organized and the dance floor was never empty. It was the best party ever and Howard was key in making this event successful! I also received lots of great comments from our guests. More...

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Leslie

12 June 2014

Jeff is great and easy to work with. Love that he had a website we could create a play list on and he was a trooper through our whole outdoor wedding with off and on rain.

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Allison

2 June 2014

We used Howie from Colonial DJs for our ceremony, cocktail reception, and main reception. I could not have been happier with his service. He communicated well with us prior to our day to ensure he knew what our needs were. He was at the venue early and had everything set up and ready.

Howie does a great job of reading the crowd and kept the dance floor packed all night. We had several compliments that it was the best/ most fun wedding any of them had attended.

I would highly recommend Howie.
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28 May 2014

Chris did an amazing job at our wedding at Kingsmill Resort! We had a client survey and son selection sent to us months before the wedding and my husband really liked picking out songs and I enjoyed giving details of our day on the survey. When it came reception time, Chris played an amazing variety of music that appealed to all age groups and kept the dance floor packed which was our main request! More...

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cameron

22 May 2014

CJ Greiner was awesome--we would highly recommend him; he was fun and flexible. We made some special requests that required extra work on his part, and everything went off without a hitch. He made everything stress-free. The dance floor was full the entire reception! More...

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Helena

15 May 2014

A.C. Walker was the very best DJ we could have hoped for. He was very professional, fun, friendly, and engaging with our guests. He actually got out on the dance floor to teach the line dances to those who didn't know them. They LOVED that! He made our day so special and a lot of fun. He incorporated everything we asked for into the music list and had some great suggestions also. I highly recommend him for your next wedding or party. Thank you, A.C.Walker! More...

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skylar

5 February 2014

Jeff was our guy from colonial DJS and he was a blast to work with. Full of energy, played every song that was requested and kept the party on the dance floor for 4 hours straight.

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25 January 2014

Jeff was our DJ and he was wonderful! Colonial DJs have a great online tool to plan the reception....they make it easy on you!

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6 January 2014

We hired these guys and were extremely pleased with their service. They adhered to our wishes and have a pretty slick web interface that allows you to request songs and also place songs on a do not play list. The guests commented that the DJ was awesome and he served as an excellent Emcee. Colonial Djs was also very reasonable for their rates for what they provided and we plan on recommending them in the future. More...

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Katie

9 December 2013

Working with Colonial DJs was such a wonderful experience! We worked with Howard to create a memorable reception, and that is exactly what he delivered. Everything about working with Colonial DJ was simple and professional -- requests were promptly answered and the service was absolutely top-notch. My husband was away in training during the majority of our engagement, and Howard made sure that I had nothing to worry about in his absence! When the big day arrived, we simply let him run the show. We would recommend Colonial DJ to any bride and groom in the Hampton Roads area. They are pros and truly care about making each event special. More...

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Megan

7 November 2013

We were thrilled with all of our dealings with Colonial DJ's and with our DJ, Howard Alexander, both prior to the wedding and during the wedding reception. He was professional and friendly, and he made everyone feel very comfortable. It was clear that his top priority was to make the evening everything we wanted. We would highly recommend him to others! More...

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27 October 2013

Very professional, and extremely talented DJs that helped our wedding and reception become flawless!!

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17 October 2013

DJ Howie was awesome!!! He was very professional. Returned all calls and emails promptly. Very easy to work with and helped us plan the wedding ceremony and reception step by step from start to finish. Did an awesome job at the event and everyone had a great time. He went above and beyond our expectations. We would recommend DJ Howie to anyone looking for just the right person to help plan and DJ any event. Thanks so much again for the great experience. DJ Howie; you are the man, can't thank you enough!!! More...

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Katy

19 September 2013

Our DJ (Chris Hansen) and the rest of the entire company was so helpful and organized and did a fantastic job to make our wedding absolutely perfect. Everything ran so smoothly and our DJ was so professional and seemeed to really enjoy his job. I could not have asked for a better company to provide the entertainment for our beach wedding. More...

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MaryBeth

19 September 2013

Colonial DJ Jeff Bristow was our entertainer for my daughters Wedding & reception 5 days ago. He was professional from the first meeting to the last. He was accommodating in every way! He came at 1:30 to set up for a 3:00 Wedding since there were several areas at CherryGrove Plantation Suffolk, Va. that music had to be set up to air to! He was the one who directed and responded to all aspects of the day into night. He packed up well after 11:00 and was there while I was cleaning up! He was awesome! He showed no sign of exhaustion regardless of the hours and gave it all over 125%. Thanks so much Jeff! More...

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Jamie

17 September 2013

We had wonderful experience with Howard Alexander. We had nothing but positive comments from our guests about how much fun they had dancing. I would highly recommend Colonial DJ's.
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kenyada

4 September 2013

outstanding service we didn't require as much attention as most couples but received the best service of all the vendors that we hired we were overly pleased with the quality and professionalism.

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29 August 2013

Chris was great! He played all of the songs we requested, and was able to read the crowd very well. We wanted a DJ who was not very vocal and let the party flow without too much narration. It took a bit of reminding at the beginning of the night, as I think most couples want a more interactive experience, but Chris responded to our requests. More...

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Whitney

9 August 2013

DJ Howie was absolutely outstanding! He met with us multiple times leading up to our wedding day to ensure our ceremony and reception fit our musical tastes and was planned down to the minute. He was great about listening to our requests (and actually playing them!), timing the music for the ceremony, creating a timeline for the reception, and kept everyone dancing the whole reception. They were an affordable group with great packages and added lighting. I recommend Colonial DJs to any bride working within a set budget. They were amazing! More...

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Desiree

29 July 2013

Jeff @ Colonial Djs was amazing to work with! He helped to create a relaxed feel at our beach wedding!

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30 September 2012

Howard Alexander from Colonial DJs was wonderful! Great working with ahead of time to plan out the event and spectacular during the event. My guests even commented on how hardworking he was. More...

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Kara

23 August 2012

I can't not say enough about DJ Howie and Colonial DJs. My now husband and I met with Howie before the wedding and made a complete timeline for the wedding day. He had so many great ideas and they are true professionals. He was very outgoing and knew the exact songs to play to keep the energy up. I think that a DJ can make or break your event and Howie completely MADE my day better. More...

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Burt

13 August 2012

Colonial DJs has done two weddings for us...and they are without a doubt, absolutely the best DJ team anywhere. They are totally professional, have superb equipment...are enthusiastic, energetic,and professional! They keep the guest dancing from start to finish and participate in the activities with tremendous humor and humility...I would absolutely recommend them for any event! More...

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Tarenne

6 August 2012

Howard was by far one of the best vendors I worked with throughout planning the wedding and on our wedding day. I planned our wedding living out of town from Virginia Beach but after speaking with him through email and finally meeting with him he was the best choice. He was very patient, understanding and flexible. Not only did he dj our reception but played all of our ceremony music. He participated along with everyone throughout the event. I have recommended to him to any and everyone I know in the Hampton Roads area and will keep him in mind whenever we have any events in the future. Phenomenal DJ and person to work with. He was the least stressful part about planning my wedding and I would not change a thing. More...

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Kathy

22 July 2012

Kept things on track. Very professional and polite. Listened to needs and responded. Great job.

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Kelly

16 July 2012

I could not have asked for a better DJ. He kept the reception moving. There was never a lull, he kept us on track, on time, and did a wonderful job. Honestly nothing would have gone as smoothly without him! Thank you so very Much DJ Howard Alexander! You made my wedding WONDERFUL! I truly wish I could relive that night again and again. More...

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Michelle

12 July 2012

Our DJ, Chris, was awesome. He really got everyone moving and into the dance. We didn't do the typical introductions of the bridal party, bride & groom or announcement of the first dance and he was really accommodating for our non-traditionalism :)

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11 July 2012

Our DJ was Chris Hansin. We had a little bit of a time coordinating schedules on the original meeting but he was a GREAT DJ for our wedding reception. We couldn't have asked for a better DJ. More...

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Jessica

15 May 2012

I worked with this vendor multiple times as a wedding and event planner. They are always on time, professional, wonderful people who know how to get people to dance! I reccommend them and only them to all of my clients and will only use them for my events! Jeff is an amazing DJ and is fantastic at weddings. I have attended many weddings where he DJ's and have heard nothing but amazing things. Definitely book them!!!! More...

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Denise

27 March 2012

Working with Howie was amazing! We received SO many compliments on our DJ and his music selection was perfect. The pricing was also very reasonable. He met with us several times and really got to know what we were looking for. He was prompt, professional, and had a positive attitude. I heard the company was breaking up, so if you can't work with Howard Alexander through Tidewater DJs, go find him! More...

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Kristi

23 January 2012

We had DJ Howie. He was very professional and very easy to work with. He definitely wanted to make sure we were happy with what we got. He even set up early and didn't charge us for his extra time. He really tried to keep the party the going. More...

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Jess

15 October 2011

Howard Alexander virtually planned our wedding reception for us and pulled it all off amazingly! Everyone had a great time and most importantly he took care of everything so my husband and I were totally at ease throughout the entire evening. Fabulous DJ!

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Rory

28 January 2011

We had Howie for our wedding at the Chamberlin in October, he was wonderful, professional and put a very anxious bride at complete ease.

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christine

12 August 2010

We had DJ Howie for our wedding this past June. He did an amazing job! He actually did our ceremony music which was outside then moved to another room for the cocktail hour and moved yet again to another room for our reception. He was very professional and had a great personality. Everyone was on the dance floor and had a fabulous time. The whole day was absolutely perfect! I highly recommend Tidewater DJ's. More...

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Jessica

4 August 2009

I recieved tons of references for Tidewater DJs and after working with them, I know exactly why! From the start, during our consultation, I was impressed by the professionalism, organization, and helpfulness of the company. I had the plessure of having Howie for my wedding and reception and he was amazing! He worked with me from day one, we went over every detail from the beginning of the wedding to the very end of the reception and it turned out beautifully! He kept the party going during my reception and I constantly had compliments on him during the night. Overall, I would highly recommend Howie and Tidewater DJs to anyone looking for an amazing DJ who is nothing but professional, organized and FUN!! More...

Q&A

What I love most about my job is the gratification of helping a bride have a fun and memorable wedding day. I spend several hours preparing detailed timelines and music playlist so that I know I have all of the formal dance selections, reception songs, and a clear understanding of the order of events for the day. I also practice names prior to formal introductions. You get only one chance to get it right, and I love getting it right!!

I was inspired to start Colonial DJs to make a career of playing music and entertaining our wonderful clients and their friends and family. I have been a lifelong musician/DJ and have been fortunate to perform full time since 1995.

My clients choose me because of my 30+ years of experience. This allows me to read crowds and play the right music at the right time. It also allows me to provide the right amount of motivation for the crowd when needed. Over the last 30+ years I have taken many opportunities to learn more about the wedding and DJ industries through training seminars and conferences.