Chris Makiej (c’mon – you can say it…MACKEY!) joined the Crown staff in 2012 as a host, and now is spinning corporate events and weddings for us. Chris has worked in the business for a long time, and is also the voice at local High School sporting events. Chris has a vast musical knowledge, and has a knack for putting great sets of music together to keep the dancefloor rocking. He is ready, willing and psyched to rock your wedding or party in 2017.
DJ Chris Makiej provided the ceremony, cocktail and reception music for our wedding at Waterville Valley, NH. Chris was great to work with and definitely wanted to make sure we had a good time! From the very beginning of the planning process he was friendly, honest, and laid back. He listened to all our ideas, discussed his style, and gave us great advice. Everyone loved the music he played at our reception and guests of all ages were on the dance floor all night. We got tons of compliments from our friends and family after the wedding. Thanks again, we highly recommend Crown Special Events!!
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ
Reviewed On: 07/24/2017
I cannot speak highly enough of Terry, Chris, and the rest of the staff at Crown DJs. I was truly impressed by the professionalism that they demonstrated from our very first meeting. It was immediately clear to my wife and I that Crown DJs were the right crew to entrust with our wedding.
Their quick response to questions, attention to detail, and dedication to ensuring that the wedding matched our vision was very refreshing. Our DJ, Chris Makiej, was great about helping us match the ceremony and reception to our personalities, suggesting great songs well suited to the occasion and our personalities.
From the moment the reception began, Chris was clearly in his element, kicking off the festivities with two songs would definitely have been on my list if I’d thought about them. Those two selections really stand out as a testament to Chris’ ability to get in tune with the music my wife and I envisioned for our big day.
Chris really delivered on our vision of a fun wedding, kicking out the jams that got people dancing on the dance floor and having a great time. Chris played everything from classics like Stevie Wonder to recent radio hits in seamless fashion. The uplighting really helped transform the room from a hotel function space into a joyful party.
Chris also demonstrated a knack for handling the unexpected. Midway through the reception my mom decided she wanted a Mother-Son dance and wanted something slow that we could dance to, though all she could suggest was “something slow”. Chris was able to take that little bit of information and deliver astounding results. He cleared the dance floor like it had been part of the plan all along. His choice of Kenny Loggins’ “Danny’s Song”, was perfect and set the stage for a beautiful moment between my mother and I as we danced about and she reminisced on how she use to sing “Danny’s Song” to me when I was young. After the dance, Chris got everyone right back on the dance floor without missing a beat!
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ, Lighting & Decor. Event: Wedding
Chris did an INCREDIBLE job DJ’ing our wedding reception! The value and quality of service provided by Crown is unparalleled by any other company. If you are looking for a great reception and a reasonable price, these are the guys to go with!! Don’t look anywhere else, you don’t need to!
Services Used: DJ. Event: Wedding
Chris Makiej was a phenomenal DJ both leading up to and on the day of our wedding. From the first contact with Terry, the owner of the company, Crown Entertainment was responsive, professional, and very detail focused. Before choosing Chris as our DJ, he spoke to us at length about his style, experience, and customization he provided for each event. Leading up to our wedding, Chris was in close contact with us by text and phone, ensuring our reception introduction, events, and accompanying music were well planned. He was very detail oriented, happy to appease any and all requests and generally a really nice guy.
Day of, Chris was phenomenal. To start, he provided sound equipment for our outdoor ceremony and musician. Without being a distraction, he adjusted microphones repeatedly so everyone heard every last word, even our vows.
Then, it was time to party! Although it was a humid July night, Chris’ music selection and timing had everyone up on the dance floor all night. He played oldies, modern hits, and some more crowd pleasers that got everyone of all ages dancing. Even our elderly and not so spry relatives were on the floor. Every time we as the bride and groom mentioned a request or suggestion, he took care of it. At the end of the night, the dance floor was packed with everyone begging for one last song; although we have been to many weddings with that crowd of guests, we’d never heard our guests so sad for the party to end.
Finally, what truly stood out was how Chris handled the unexpected. After a medical emergency delayed our first dance and the start of the party, Chris went with the flow and re- adapted our schedule exactly as we suggested on the fly. He was absolutely fantastic to work with and the perfect DJ for our wedding -we would and will recommend him to all our friends.
Services Used: DJ, Unique Services (Other). Event: Wedding
Chris was great. He was very helpful, friendly, and played some great music. He was very accommodating to what we were looking for and very professional. I will definitely pass along your companies name next time someone is looking for a DJ. Also Leah and I would like to thank you and Chris for helping us make our party exactly what we were hoping. Everyone had a blast.