DJ Haymaker is always a hit at the YMCA of Okanagan's annual holiday party. He has been our DJ of choice every year (going on 5 years) because he ensures our staff are active participants in the fun activities, fostering teamwork and above all, laughs! Every year, Jeff comes with new and fresh ideas to make the night one to remember. As the head of our party’s planning committee, I had a lot of game ideas for 2017. Jeff has the ability to balance our wants and needs, as well as provide his expertise to make our game ideas successful. In addition, we always like to throw him curve balls, like this year when we wanted to have a staff support as an MC. Jeff was more than accommodating, providing them with specific direction and tasks, all while making them feel valued and comfortable. His charisma and creativity on the fly make memorable moments that our staff and volunteers talk about for months after the party. With an attendance of over 200 staff and volunteers, we could not pull off this party without him. From all the staff and volunteers at the Y, thank you Jeff!
Choosing Jeff to be the DJ for our wedding was the best choice we possibly could have made for our day. Throughout the planning, he was a calming, reassuring presence for us, and he gave us lots of great advice. Jeff is an excellent listener-we feel like he completely understood our vision for our wedding and was able to run with it. Having him to rely on not only in the day before and day of the wedding, but in the months and weeks leading up to it was a huge stress reliever. Honestly he is no ordinary DJ- he is an expert all things weddings and some of his ideas that he contributed were some of the greatest highlights of our wedding! On rehearsal day, Jeff got involved with our marriage commissioner and venue coordinator to ensure everything went smoothly on the day of and was able to completely take any of the stress off of us. On the day of, Jeff was beyond amazing. Not only did he completely deliver as an MC (being hilarious, with great timing and contributing some awesome games to surprise our guests), but he was our go to person for support with any issues or concerns we had throughout the night. He was a great support for us in dealing with the little stresses of the day, and also delivered the best party we ever could have asked for! The two of us, and our 100 guests were literally on the dance floor for the entire night until the venue was shutting down. Jeff was able to keep the party going and give us the night we were dreaming of. So many of our guests have let us know how amazing and fun he made the evening, and some of our friends are already looking to book him for their own wedding. Looking back, we are both so grateful that we chose to get Jeff involved in our wedding as both our MC and DJ and would highly recommend him to any couple looking for a once in a lifetime party at their wedding.
He is the ultimate wedding host. He is part wedding planner, superb emcee, host, comedian, creative inspiration, marriage counselor (kidding, but true!) He has so much experience doing weddings and incredible events, he knows what works, what doesn’t and is truly a perfect 'master of ceremony'.
Jeff got to know our guests, (we had pre-meetings, he gave us homework to be completed) – he used this detailed information on guests to make guests feel welcome, get them to know each other, helped us with wedding vows, use of humor, suggestions on making our day unique (individualized) and not feeling part of a wedding factory. He created fun by telling interesting stories about guests or playing ‘the newlywed game’ or other 'surprises' in order to get the guests having fun quickly, and engaged early – truly awesome. Of course he is a musical wizard as well – helping us with tough decisions on music selection for key moments (aisle, signing, first dance), to suggestions on how to make our day special.
He truly hosted & emceed the evening – and you might think that duty should go to a family member. It shouldn’t. Let the family members do their speeches (Jeff will review and coach them if asked to make sure they are appropriate and in the spirit of the occasion) and let a professional handle everything else. Jeff worked with our Justice of the Peace, Hotel Wedding Planner and Photographer to ensure everything, everyone did was seamless and not siloes – each part of our day transitioned perfectly. Jeff was 'looking out for us' from pre-ceremony though to 'Last Dance'.
We had such a great day. Sherri said it was the 'best day of her life'. I’d like to say it was the groom! But Jeff gets some credit as well.
We got married on September 23rd 2017 at ShyLynn Ranch near Salmon Arm. We found Jeff through a list of vendors posted by our venue on their website. We planned our wedding from Edmonton, AB. Jeff played a huge part in making our wedding day perfect from the start. Jeff was always available to help and was so much more than just a DJ / MC.
Despite our wedding being the first event that Jeff had at our venue, he worked with us and our venue manager to organize a flawless day. He made sure he arrived with plenty of time to be set up and to help us with anything we needed. Jeff gave us a sense of calm. When he says "don't worry about anything, leave it to me"... he means it and you can trust that things will be perfect.
Our guests were a little slow to start with the party but Jeff read the crowd perfectly and by the end of the night everyone at the wedding had been on the dance floor throughout the night. Jeff also had some great suggestions for some very memorable moments to make the day as personal and special as it was fun. Everybody had something positive to say the next day... and we heard more than once that he was the best entertainer that people had seen. One of our groomsmen even tried to book Jeff for his wedding in the future... he's not even engaged! WHAT A PARTY!!!
I am always leery about online ratings and testimonials... especially when they're all positive, but after working with Jeff, I believe all of them and feel very privileged to have had him as our entertainer / MC.
Thank you Jeff and we hope to see you at future events.
Now that everything is all settled down, we wanted to take the time to thank you both for helping us out with our wedding at Summerhill on Sept 17.
From the beginning planning process (all the forms you provided for us to fill out, slideshow tips, initial meeting to give us ideas for planning) to putting it all together the day of our wedding, it was honestly a real pleasure working with you two.
We truly appreciate all the extra things that you (Jeff) did for us that day including, but not limited to, being there for us during the rehearsal, the fantastic lighting, helping us coordinate the group photos after the ceremony, contacting the shuttle driver, and being so patient with us for the slideshow.
On top of that, so many people were telling us after the wedding how much fun they had and appreciated the ice breakers in the beginning and the music selection (BSB and Fresh Prince!).
Thanks Jennifer for helping us throughout the whole planning process and for all the prompt responses.
We wish you two all the best and will be sure to recommend you to other couples because what you do is truly magical!
We got married on September 1st, 2017 in Kelowna, and our wedding was amazing! It went off without a hitch, and a large part was due to Jeff. Having an amazing DJ was so important to us, and picking the best was a no brainer.
We found Jeff on weddingwire.ca and his reviews were off the charts, so expectations were high. We were also planning our wedding by ourselves from Vancouver, without any help from a wedding planner, and Jeff was instrumental helping us plan our day, and not just the music. He made himself available for phone calls often in the months leading up to the wedding to help us plan, and to get to know us. Jeff also knew many of our vendors, and they knew him - The reputation Jeff has in the Okanagen is amazing, as many of our vendors were incredibly complementary of Jeff, and were excited that we booked him.
In the days leading up to our wedding day, Jeff made sure we were all aligned on music, schedule, and just really helped calm our nerves. He provided music for our ceremony at the church, and the reception, and was able to fulfill all our requests. We also had a good friend of ours MC our wedding, and Jeff worked really well with him. Their chemistry was amazing, and everyone thought they knew each other for decades.
When it came to get the party started, Jeff knew exactly how to get people excited with entertainment that involved everyone. The costumes and games were on point and super fun and everyone was laughing hysterically. Then it was was time to open up the dance floor.... he played all our requests at the perfect time and kept the energy going until 1am.
After our wedding, many of our closest friends and family kept saying how amazing our DJ was, and that if we knew him, and if he was part of our circle of friends. The hard work and effort Jeff takes into preparation is second to none, and his delivery is genuine and so personable it was like he knew us for years.
Thank you, Jeff for all your hard work in making our wedding day so memorable for us and our guests.
All we can say is what an amazing experience booking our DJ was. From the very first meeting with DJ Haymaker, he made you feel like you have been friends for a very very long time. Jeff is very easy to work with and has some great ideas on making your special day all that less stressful and awesome! Talk about a stress free day with you have DJ Haymaker at the helm. He kept everybody entertained and made sure while we were away getting photos etc that everybody was happy and relaxed and fully taken care of. From the games chosen to the music picked to walk down the aisle to it was all seamless and very well taken care of. If you want a DJ that will make your day that little bit more stress free then DJ Haymaker (Jeff) is your guy! Thank you again!
Jeff was amazing to work with, he was an excellent MC and coordinator. He took our ideas and ran with them, and if we brought an idea to the table that might not work he gave his honest opinion and helped us try something different. As the bride I had zero stress during the planning process and heading into the big day. I had complete trust in Jeff and was able to relax and just enjoy the celebration. He is extremely thorough and after only a few phone calls it felt like we were old friends! Some of our wedding guests actually thought we were old family friends.
He read the crowd just right and played the BEST music. The party could have kept going all night! All our friends were raving about it the next day, many people said it was the funnest wedding they’d ever been to.
We highly recommend Jeff and his services, he is clearly so passionate about what he does and our wedding wouldn’t have been the same without him!”
Thanks again and we hope to see you again some day!
My husband and I chose Jeff to DJ/MC our wedding. Best choice we ever made. He was more then just the DJ/MC, he planned a majority of our special day! It was everything we both dreamed of and more. His choice of games, music and everything else was incredible! The party was hoppin', His expertise is amazing, he knows how to fill the room with laughter and fun, he gets all of your guests involved. Our wedding day went so smoothly, from the very beginning at the ceremony, right through to the last guest standing.
We would highly recommend Jeff for any occasion! But especially for the biggest day of your life. We had a blast working with Jeff, he gave us the piece of mind we needed to keep our sanity in the planning process. Definitely make the same choice we did! You will be extremely thankful you did. We sure are. Thank you Jeff., we couldn't have been happier with how the day went. BEST BADASS DJ EVER! 😀
Mr & Mrs. Werry
Absolutely wow! I have to say right from the beginning of wedding planning to dancing the night away our experience with Jeff and Jennifer was a breeze! We are from out of town and were worried about not being able to meet before booking however, Jeff put a nice personal touch right from the get go in setting up a phone date to really get to know us. Throughout the planning process both Jeff and Jennifer were 100% present, I never waited more than 24hrs for a response if it wasn't immediate. Jeff asked all the right questions to get to know our guests and what type of music, games and interaction would keep the party going all night long.
The day of went off without a hitch. From our wedding music to bridal party introductions and then dancing into the wee hours of the night Jeff coordinated perfectly with our Emcee's to figure out the perfect combination. We had many people chatting afterwards about how much they learned about us when Jeff did a how well do you know the bride/groom game to get the dinner service started. His upbeat, fun yet professional personality made our guest feel comfortable and really got the party started during dinner!
Song after song people danced at the night away. We don't ever remember a moment when the dance floor was empty and people raved all night about how perfect the music was. Our guests also mentioned to us that they've been to multiple weddings in the last year and ours was by far the funnest and most memorable.
Thank you so much for being an instrumental part of our day and doing such a great job! Our friends know us as being the dancing/party couple and the reception was a perfect reflection of us! Couldn't have asked for a more memorable night!
When we heard through the grapevine that DJ Haymaker was the DJ we "had to have" for our wedding, we had no idea how true these statements would end up being. Jeff Hay genuinely made our wedding day the day we always hoped it would be; fun, organized, and incredibly memorable. He worked with us patiently throughout our entire 2 1/2 year engagement (even though we were planning from afar) and provided guidance for almost all of the decisions along the way. Jeff is kind, caring and fun. He made every effort to get to know us leading up to our wedding, and as our MC, made sure the room was full of laughter and smiles the entire evening. As our DJ, he kept the room dancing and the dance floor was packed until the very end of the night.
Meeting with him a few days before our wedding calmed my every nerve. He worked closely with all of our vendors and our venue to ensure the day ran smoothly behind the scenes, so we didn't have a single worry and could enjoy every aspect of our day.
Jeff truly helped us put together a day that our family and friends have repeatedly said was the "best wedding ever!!".
He is incredible at what he does, and we can't thank Jeff enough for the care and effort he put into making our wedding one of the best days of our lives.
Kim & I got married this past weekend on August 11th and Jeff was our DJ & MC. Hands down he is THE best DJ and MC I have seen after attending over a dozen weddings in the past 20 years! The passion and enthusiasm he puts into creating the best entertainment for a wedding is amazing. Our family, friends, kids and most importantly us will never forget it. Thank you Jeff for a lifetime of memories!
I hired Jeff as my MC, DJ, and coordinator for my wedding day. This was the best decision I made for my wedding because Jeff played such a large role leading up to and on the big day. He offered me great advice for timeline, recommendations for different officiants, and was genuinely interested in helping to ensure everything would come together.
Jeff perfectly executed every song during the ceremony, and had every guest out of their seat with excitement as we played survivor. Throughout the dance he played a large variety of music to please all ages. I couldn't believe how many people were on the dance floor right until last call.
Jeff is incredible at what he does, all night and for days after my wedding, I was constantly told your "DJ was amazing" and "that was the best wedding I've ever been too." It was a common consensus that he kept the dance floor full, had everyone engaged and laughing throughout the night. I am so grateful to Jeff for making my wedding the absolute best day and creating fantastic memories for everyone who was there.
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Jeff provided the soundtrack to the best party we could have ever hoped for. He kept everything on track, and everyone on the dance floor. Everyone from Grandma to “party animal friend” had a blast and we couldn’t be more thankful. We can honestly say that our special day wouldn’t have been quite as special without DJ Haymaker! Not only was the party a success, but Jeff took the time to get to know us throughout the planning process. From start to finish, he helped us feel confident that we had the right man for the job, and it was a huge weight off our shoulders. We can't imagine our wedding day without Jeff in it!
As a wanna-be bride since the age of 5 I knew my wedding would be planned and executed the best it possibly could be. Living in Calgary but choosing Kelowna as our wedding destination meant I had to have control and organization from 7 hours away. Dress, photographer and DJ were the top 3 on my list of things that were worth money. Having a non-stop, fun-filled, dance party was the focus of our reception. I had heard of Jeff from many friends and family who live and work in Kelowna and had experienced DJ Haymaker at weddings or corporate functions. Fun Fact: Jeff was the DJ at my aunt and uncle’s wedding 12 years prior and I remember the fun games and dancing all night! Hence, I contacted Jeff and there started our friendship of DJ and bride-to-be. Jeff made sure to call me (a few times) so we could get the ball rolling on what we wanted our guests to experience at our reception; BEST.DAY.EVER was on our vision board (as I’m sure it is for many brides & grooms). Jeff made sure everything would happen to make it true! I never felt like I had to figure anything out myself. Jeff asked me all the questions and made arrangements for my uncle to sing me down the isle, helped my friend make an emotional slide-show and made sure all of our 12 bridal party attendants were comfortable at the head table. Jeff was not only our DJ but also our emcee, day-of-coordinator and go-to man for any questions wedding related. You will probably hear this from many people but Jeff will tell you himself, that you get what you pay for. You want someone to press play on an ipod? Not Jeff. Guest interactions and laugh-worthy games not on your vision board (well what kind of non-fun wedding are you having?!)
They always tell you (as the bride) to expect that not everything will go as planned. Well I prepared myself for that, but to be honest, nothing (that I knew of) went wrong and if it did Jeff has kept it a secret as he handled it or fixed it himself. Our friends and family will corroborate that our wedding was THE BEST DAY EVER! and DJ Jeff Haymaker was a big contributor in making that happen.
I look forward to seeing DJ Haymaker at my cousin’s wedding in May and playing survivor and dancing the night away at the next (almost as good as ours) best.wedding.ever!
Having Jeff at our wedding was the best decision we made. We wanted to host an event that was classy, FUN, and well organized, and he played a role in allowing us to host exactly that. From having someone watching the time and leading us through the day and night, to having one of the most rocking parties on the dance floor, it was absolutely the best day of our lives. I am so glad to say that we had such little stress about the entire event thanks to us knowing we were in good hands. He provided us with exactly what we requested with music for the party, he smoothly maneuvered our schedule throughout the entire event, and the games and costumes that he threw in were icing on the cake. The day after our wedding we got compliment after compliment about our wedding being THE BEST WEDDING EVER! Thanks Jeff for being there for us and helping us host such an amazing party! I would recommend to anyone who wants a stressfree rocking wedding/event. The only negative result of having Jeff as our DJ was the fact that my feet hurt for three days after due to the fact that I literally could not leave the dance floor because I was having so much fun!! THANK YOU JEFF!!!
DJ Haymaker was both the MC and DJ at my wedding June 2017. From the moment he answered my call when I was just looking for quotes, I knew he was the perfect fit for my wedding. Moving closer to the date, it was easy to coordinate the details even though I am in Vancouver and he is in Kelowna. He gave me great advice on how to coordinate the big day, and gave me fantastic feedback as he had personal knowledge of both the venue and wedding commissioner I had scheduled. From the start DJ Haymaker told me his goal is to have everyone leaving our wedding saying "That was the BEST wedding I have ever been to!".. and that are the exact words I heard multiple guests utter the day after. Even though I had to work hard to convince my husband he was worth the hefty price tag - at the end we both feel he was 100% worth every penny. He helped give us the peace of mind that the day was taken care of - everything was on schedule - and brought his "A" game as our MC, being funny, personal, kept our guests (and us) entertained while keeping to the point. Thank you DJ Haymaker for taking so much care and we 100% will be referring him to anyone we know looking for his services.
My husband, Derek and I got married on Saturday, July 8, 2017. I had been to another wedding before that I remembered being so much fun. The reason for that was they had Jeff as their MC/DJ and it was the best wedding I had ever been to. I knew that when my special day came along I HAD to have Jeff as our MC/DJ as well!
We wanted our friends and family to have the best experience ever and that our wedding would be remembered as being very special and so much fun!!
Thanks to eff the music during our wedding ceremony was timed beautifully. Later in the evening Jeff was the MC/DJ at the Dinner and Dance and everyone was having so much fun with all the games and props that Jeff provided. He also made sure we had great lighting for the dance.
Jeff also provided a special music mix for my Father/Daughter dance and it was a great success!! All our family and friends said it was the best wedding and party they had ever been to in a long time. Thank you, Jeff, for being an important part of our special day. We recommend you to all our friends for their special day!!
My daughter, Nathalie and her husband, Derek got married on Saturday, July 8, 2017.
When they asked me to help them plan their wedding, one of the first things they mentioned was that they HAD to have Jeff, DJ Haymaker as their MC/DJ at their wedding!!
My husband, Bert and I had experienced Jeff in the past as MC/DJ at several Corporate Christmas parties. We remembered having such a great time at these parties and how Jeff was a great DJ and had us all on the dance floor!
As the Wedding Planner it was a pleasure for me and a comfort to work with Jeff and his assistant Jennifer! The communication between us was the best, emails and phone calls were returned and answered the same day, which is fantastic in itself!! Jeff gave lots of good advice and most importantly, Peace of Mind. He was there at the ceremony rehearsal and made us all feel confident that the wedding day would go as smooth as possible, which it did !!!
We had lots of family and friends coming to Kelowna for this wedding from near and far. We wanted them all to have a wonderful experience and we thank Jeff for contributing to this by providing beautiful music during the ceremony and for being the MC/DJ at the Dinner and Dance with fantastic games that made everyone laugh and great music that made everyone get on the dance floor all night long!! All our guests said this was the best wedding and party they had been to in a long time. We highly recommend Jeff, he is the best MC/DJ to have at any wedding or event!!
Thanks again Jeff !! Nancy Ter Horst (Mother of the Bride)
DJ Haymaker throws an awesome party and is an absolute blast! Not only is he a DJ, but an MC, wedding coordinator and entertainer too. After meeting with Jeff prior to our wedding day it was clear he had everything in hand so we didn’t have to worry about a thing. Our wedding day came and went and we were able to sit back and enjoy it all while Jeff ran the show. Our guests commented throughout the night how much fun they were having because of DJ Haymaker. The games he had us play were absolute crowd pleasers that had everyone engaged and laughing hysterically. DJ Haymaker kept the dance floor busy all night as he was able to read the crowd and play music to everyone’s taste.
Whether you’re getting married, celebrating a special event or throwing a party DJ Haymaker will exceed your every expectation and leave you with a night to remember.
What can I say about this specular man, Jeff really is the master at what he does! Not only will be blow the socks off your guests because of his high energy, but everyone will think that he's a friend and has been a part of the crew for years. Jeff knows people, and has a way of making everyone laugh and feel ultra comfortable. Our wedding was July 1st 2017 and having him MC took all the stress off me because he controls the flow for the night. From the time he introduces you to the party, to the last call and the last shuttle he has you covered. We were so blessed to have a great team taking care of us and I felt like I just sat back and enjoied it all! I would highly recommend this amazing man to be a part of your special day if you're looking for the best of the best!!! But hurry... he books up fast!!
Our wedding day was Sunday June 25 2017 in Oyama BC on family property. Jeff was our first priority when it came to planning the wedding, our date was literally booked around his availability and he did not disappoint!
The wedding was unforgettable and we owe a large portion of that to Jeff. We hired Jeff as our MC and DJ for both the ceremony and reception to ensure everything ran smoothly. He met us a couple times before the big day to go over details and gather information but by the way he presented himself the day of you would think he knew us for much longer. Jeff is very personable, fun and very reliable. Planning a wedding with Jeff brings peace of mind (and we all know that is hard to come by).
The big day went off without a hitch! He showed up early to ensure logistics were handled and his equipment was running smoothly.
He had all our music cued and literally managed the flow of the day so we didn’t have to even think about it. From some great icebreakers, to memorable and sentimental moments he pulled off the perfect combination for our guests. Our guests are still telling us how amazing the wedding was and how awesome the DJ was. Thank you Jeff!! We truly had the most amazing weekend of our lives
Hiring Jeff was hands down the best decision we made for our wedding. We have received countless compliments and comments on how professional, smooth, and engaging Jeff was as our MC and DJ. He was super easy-going and friendly in pre-event consultations and very helpful with details regarding scheduling and organization approaching the big day.
The day of, Jeff was essential for the flawless coordination of our ceremony and the events following. He more than lived up to his reputation as a day-of coordinator and made sure both of us were comfortable and ready for the day. As our MC in the evening, he literally had the room crying with laughter. His sense of humour was on point and had our guests in stitches. He mixed the perfect amount of heartwarming comments with hilarity. The games he brought for the evening were great icebreakers and made sure our guests were having a great time. Even the cocktail music during dinner was amazing - so many people asked where we found such an awesome playlist.
He seamlessly managed a few hiccups at our venue, coordinated our live band, and still was able to play some amazing tunes that filled the dance floor. Even months later, guests are still talking about "the best wedding ever" and referring to Jeff as "the ultimate entertainment package". We are so glad we went with DJ Haymaker - he helped make our day amazing and unforgettable. Thanks Jeff!
This past March my husband and I hired DJ Haymaker to entertain our closest friends and family for our reception. Our ceremony was held with a small amount of immediate family members a few months previously and now it was time to party!!! Not only was our DJ an important part of the evening, he WAS the event! He read our friends quite well and when the audience started booing us over certain answers to the game "who knows the bride/groom best" he stood up for us! Which was precious. I may need to take a closer look at my friends however sheesh...
His choice in music was everything we asked for which was truly what kept the party going. To this day attendees are still telling us what a great time they had. And that is truly due to DJ Haymakers skills. It was absolutely the funnest night ever! Thanks Jeff Hay! You are the Best!
When planning our wedding it was the chats with Jeff that I looked forward to the most. Wedding planning is challenging, to say the least, and I could always count on Jeff to give us the tips and tricks we needed to pull the event together. Jeff is a Bride's best friend, you can't ask for a better organized buddy to keep everything stress-free on the big day. However, he is also THAT guy that everyone wants at your party. You know... the kind of guy that starts the party the moment the moment he walks through the door. Games, jokes, and a big loud voice to make sure everyone knows whats going on. One of the most frequent comments we've had since the wedding day other than "Wow, your wedding was perfect!" and "BEST PARTY EVER!" is... "Your DJ was REALLY good." We couldn't agree more.
Thanks Jeff for the great chats, stellar ideas, your professionalism and for getting the party started! We are so grateful you were part of our special day!
As I'm sure to no surprise Carl and I haven't missed a beat since our wedding day. One week after Kelowna we packed up all of our favorite people and wedding decor and headed off to Ontario for wedding reception number two! Needless to say the party was great but we missed our favorite DJ! One month after that we packed our bags to head off on our 32 day honeymoon travelling around Europe. Ireland, Spain, Italy and the Netherlands. An absolute trip of a life time that we will never forget. Last but not least, we are looking forward to the little bundle of joy expected to arrive October 4th! Married life has been just as wonderful as we could have imagined.
Even though we are now 6 months married I wanted to share our appreciation for what an important part you played in our amazing day. So here it goes.......
"Where did you find this guy?" "Tonight has been so you guys" "I don't want the party to stop" "Hands down best wedding DJ/MC we have ever seen" Shall I go on? Our guests could not stop raving about Jeff and how he topped off the already amazing day.
When we first started planning our wedding the top three important things were our officiant, entertainment and food. We were to spare no expense. We were referred to Jeff through friends ours that had either used him for their own wedding or had attending one of the events he hosted. We were assured that we wouldn't be disappointed.
After chatting on the phone and emailing back and forth we finally got the opportunity to meet up in person. After that we had no doubt that he was going to be worth every penny we had to spend. This guy is so unreal at his job I don't know how any else in the industry keeps up. He not only took the time to get to know us on a business level he took the time to really get to know who were were as a couple, individuals and how crazy our families might be!
The amount of detail Jeff takes in and then applies to evening makes every moment so special. As my husband and I are from two opposite sides of the country we had a lot of people coming together for the first time so we really needed someone who could help with getting everyone up and intermingle. He blew this out of the water! He worked that room like no ones business not leaving a single person out.
My feet were so sore the next day because I didn't want to get off the dance floor all night. If the venue would have allowed it we may have kept him there until all wee hours of the morning. As they say all good things must come to an end!
Carl and I couldn't have imagined our day without Jeff and no words can describe how grateful we are that he was a huge part of such an important day. We can't wait to hire him for our next event! 5 year anniversary party maybe?!?!?!?!?! And have no doubt we will still have two bus loads of guests for you to entertain.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. You truly are amazing at your job.
The best money we spent on our wedding was easily having Jeff as our DJ. We knew after seeing him at our friends weddings that we HAD to have him!
From the very start, we knew we were in good hands - his experience helped us through so many important decisions...including what songs we were going to walk down to. He even helped by meeting with us and our JP to make other very memorable decisions about the ceremony.
Then came the reception...one of my favourite parts was the introductions to our wedding party - he took the information we gave him and had everyone in the place laughing until they had tears in their eyes.
The games! Oh the games. Exactly what I had hoped for! He knew exactly how to draw out the crazy in our crowd. So many laughs!
And of course the dancing...I have NEVER seen a dance floor completely full for an entire wedding reception. He did that. He knew how important the dancing was to me and he played EVERY song I could have asked for...sometimes twice if we asked! haha! He even took video clips throughout the night that I know we will cherish forever.
So much more than just a DJ...he's an MC...an entertainer...a comedian...and by the end of the night...practically family. He MADE our reception what it was...a night we won't soon forget.
Thank you so much for everything you did! You MADE that reception!
When Chris and I first started planning our wedding it was overwhelming.
We were given all these dates to choose from and all these vendors who you don't know a thing about until you review review review on Google. Very time consuming. Since Chris and I lived in Calgary and our wedding was in Kelowna making decisions was even more difficult, that feeling you will make the wrong choice was in the air. Jeff wasn't the first DJ we spoke with but he was the only one we considered.
Jeff really stood out to us because he wanted to get to know us. From the first correspondence we had to our first face to face meet and greet. He wanted to know everything. Our likes and dislikes, all of our silly quirks, and of course everything about our family and friends involved. The planning forms he uses seem overwhelming at first. Trust me you must fill them out as detailed as possible if you want to laugh until you cry at your wedding.
Chris and I were worried about how both families would come together and party it up on our special day. Jeff had these amazing little tips and tricks. He also had these hilarious games that blew us all away with laughter and fun. I have known some people for years and have never seen them dance like they did the night of my wedding. He really knows how to open people up and make everyone feel welcomed and involved. My family could not believe that Jeff wasn't a part of the family he has such a warm genuine tone to everything he does.
It became more apparent as the planning process went on that Jeff is the go to guy for absolutely any questions you may have about your wedding. Don't be shy. When he didn't know answers he asked other wedding vendors. He made our lives so much easier from planning to our wedding day running flawlessly without a single second of boredom.
Jeff is not just a DJ, he was an entertainer, a super organizer, and a wedding consultant guru to us. It was a bonus he played great music too, even our grandparents loved it! We wanted the best day ever and Jeff made that possible.
Thanks Jeff for everything! Hope to see you again!
Jeff ( DJ Haymaker ) is so much more than a DJ! He is so awesome and played a huge role in our wedding.
He helped keep me calm as it started to rain just before our ceremony with his positive attitude and was coordinating with our other vendors to think of a new plan! Good news the sun came out just in time !
At our reception he did a great job working with our MC and kept everything on track ! Jeff also had great games to get the party going ! He truly loves his job and has a passion for it .
Jeff kept our party going to the very end with his high energy . All of our family and friends are still raving about not only what a great DJ he was but what a great person. Everyone enjoyed the music he played and kept asking where we found him !
We are so happy with the way our special day was and have heard numerous positive comments and a lot of that is because of Jeff. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend Jeff again and again!!!!
Jeff was so instrumental in making our big day a huge success. All of our guests afterward were saying they had a great time. Jeff was great at keeping our guests engaged and having fun the entire night, from the game to determine the order of tables to get their food, to the couples game and of course, the dancing. Jeff was also great with "going with the flow" when things didn't follow the schedule. He made the party so much fun being a great MC and DJ.
We also hired Jeff to do your day-of coordination and everything went seamlessly behind the scenes as far as we could tell. It was great for us to just enjoy the day and rest assured that everything will work out well.
Thanks Jeff for making our big day a fun and memorable one for us and our guests! We definitely recommend DJ Haymaker for anyone looking to throw a great party!
Selecting a DJ / MC for our wedding was not a simple task. So many choices out there and all promising a great experience. We found Jeff – DJ Haymaker online and then met him in person at the Wedding Expo in Kelowna. His personality was exactly what we were looking for; he promised an incredible experience and boy did he over deliver!
Jeff’s expertise goes far and beyond your standard DJ service. Where he really shines is delivering the MC role! In the manner he introduced the head table we felt like we had known him for years. His ability to break the ice with interactive games was both genius and hilarious! His music selection was great and he was totally open to requests. This kept the dance floor full all night long!
We had a technical issue with our laptop which was used to deliver our slide presentation, Jeff was bound and determined to get it working as he knew how important this was to us. He hunted down another laptop and with the help of an IT guy they got it working! The effort he displayed to get this working was nothing short of incredible. Most people would have said,”sorry…” but not Jeff!
If you want to ensure your wedding runs smoothly and your friends experience the Best Wedding Ever, look no further!! We received so many positive comments. The first text message I received the following day was “Funnest wedding ever!” The picture that was attached really made me laugh!
My husband and I did not originally plan on adding a DJ service to the budget for our wedding this summer. We, mistakenly, thought that our day would “do” with an iPod; we assumed someone would take on the role of MC; and we hoped that family would help us coordinate last minute things on the day of.
After 11 years together, we knew what we wanted for our wedding… The conversation about just going down to City Hall had been brought up, and then shot down, when we realized we had waited over a decade to share this moment with our families and closest friends, and it was our wish to celebrate in the best way we could think of. We wanted fun, we wanted laughter, we wanted love and we wanted the “Best. Wedding. Ever.”
We started to realize that if we wanted a party, we needed a professional, but we were worried about finding someone that could decode our sporadic thoughts, crazy ideas and contradictory music selections. I called Jeff on a whim after reading an overwhelming amount of positive reviews and recommendations about him on various sites online. After speaking with Jeff on the phone, my now-husband and I KNEW we needed Jeff. He had charisma, he was funny and fun (yes, we could tell that on the phone), he was caring and incredibly considerate of our wants, needs and limits.
A few weeks before the wedding when my husband and I finally met Jeff in person, we were both beyond stressed. Life was overwhelming us, planning was drowning us and we were both ready for it all to “just be over”… One of the first things Jeff asked us was how we were feeling, and when we told him, rather honestly, how we felt, he nodded in understanding and asked questions in concern. He told us, “by the time we’re done talking today, I promise you will feel 10x, if not more, better then you do just now…” He was right.
From that moment on and right up until the last hours of our wedding reception, he was right. Jeff has this incredible talent for what he does. Not only is he the epitome of professional; but he is outgoing, trustworthy, creative with his games (you HAVE to play the group games he does), funny, an excellent MC, a fabulous day-of coordinator, and an all-around good guy, but he made possible a wedding that we both felt like we had been waiting for, for a very long time.
Thanks Jeff – you gave us the wedding we dreamed of, and to us, that’s priceless.
My husband and I got married July, 1st 2016 at the Eldorado in Kelowna . We picked Jeff to be our DJ pretty early on because he had done my brother and sister in laws wedding 3 years prior and definitely left a lasting impression so I didn't feel it was really an option to try anyone else.
We are also not from Kelowna we are from Slave Lake, AB and I found Jeff made it really simple and easy for me to deal with long distance. Now as per our wedding he was absolutely amazing. We met a couple days before with Jeff as well as our MC and we all hit it off! The meeting with Jeff got us super exited for the big day. There was one small issue with a song I had picked as it had some talking in the version I had wanted which apparently was not very easy to find so Jeff confirmed with me if it was something I had wanted for sure or not and I assured him it was. I did not have to fret for long about it as Jeff apparently got to work quickly because hours later I had gotten a text assuring me he had found the one I wanted, not that I had any doubts he wouldn't.
Jeff is one of those people that right off the get go you just feel like you know he will always pull through.
Now to the big day! For our ceremony, I know most brides or grooms say they just "saw the person" didn't know or hear what else was going on, well I am not that bride haha. Music is just one of those things that makes a moment for me and Jeff pulled it off perfectly. I never once heard a pause when a song should be starting, no breaking up in the music, he actually even managed to look like a happy guest in the background on some of the pictures our guests had snuck which was totally fun because it is a lot nicer then just being like "oh there is the DJ in the background just doing his job and doesn't care about the wedding." which for me is going above and beyond. Also one thing that I didn't expect was Jeff had actually suggested a photo he had seen done at our wedding location to do with all of our guests and honestly I am so glad he suggested it because I wouldn't have even thought of it and now we have a photo of all of our guests who attended the wedding which normally people do not get to have!
On to the reception, now I must say our MC got along great with Jeff which doesn't surprise me because well he is super easy going but their communication made the night amazing everything fell together perfectly and their games were definitely a fan favorite. One of the games we played Jeff had done at the wedding we attended years prior and I was a bit worried a lot of the guests would say " Oh we did this before blah blah" nope he changed it up just enough that they had a complete blast and are still 28 days later talking about how hilarious it was.
One thing for me though that was most memorable was his ability to remember guests names and faces. We had a lot of guests comment on the fact that he did this and when he announced the guests song he would give a little fun speech about them and the song he was playing for them which really made it feel like he knew everyone from my family personally and like he was a part of the wedding, not just as the DJ but as a friend or family. Even throwing in some funny jokes about some of my crazy families dance moves or song choices which made everyone crack up including that guest themselves.
I honestly couldn't have picked a better DJ and judging by the guests comments about how amazing he was I don't think they think I could have picked a better DJ. Again like I said they are still talking about how the DJ was one of the best parts of the whole wedding. Thanks again Jeff you were AWESOME!!!
If we could write a book outlining all the ways Jeff helped us during our wedding it still wouldn’t be enough. We hired him over a year in advance to DJ/MC our wedding. Planning a wedding in a city you live 7 hours away from was a daunting task but Jeff ensured that our worry was his priority. He said from day one of meeting that his main goal was ensure we had peace of mind on our day and that every guest walked away feeling it was the “best wedding ever”.
June 18, 2016 arrived, somewhat overcast in the morning but hey it makes for great pictures right? The outdoor ceremony (with no back up plan I might add) was to start at 3pm and around 2 Mother Nature decided to release a torrential down pour… and she didn’t let up. Jeff, luckily was up at our venue early and managed to reorganize EVERYTHING to accommodate a ceremony under our reception tent. When I say everything I mean seating, alter, processional, grand entrance, signing of documents and live entertainment. You don’t realize how much there is to coordinate when you have to do it last minute, in the RAIN. All I can say it thank god for Jeff. The wedding party and myself showed up and he met with each of us to ensure we were all at ease, understood when and where we walked and enjoyed each minute of it!
Following the ceremony was cocktails and music prior to dinner. Jeff had the music pumping in the tent and while we were out doing photos people would come up to us and state how much fun everyone in the tent was having. This was such a relief, I can’t even tell you; especially due to our shattered plan of outdoor lawn games during cocktails and the wet feet!
Our reception rocked, and ALL because of Jeff; holy crap he outdid himself. Between the music mashups, games and jokes everyone was either dancing up a sweat or laughing hysterically. There was never a dull moment, it was absolute perfection and had no hiccups or lulls. My biggest worry on this day had always been timeline of the reception; which happens first, who initiates what, etc. Jeff took control, handled it all. We never had to even think, we just enjoyed it and let it all play out and it was beyond amazing.
We truly believe Jeff was the glue to our wedding. He held it all together, planned and coordinated, offered guidance, and picked up slack in other areas. In fact, I believe he was the first person we thanked at our speech, simply because he made the day happen.
He is now the biggest part of our wedding story, a dear friend, and our biggest wish for any upcoming weddings!
We love you Jeff!
When people ask me what my favourite aspects of our wedding were, I say our ceremony (I mean, we were getting married after all!) and Jeff. Jeff was my second most favourite aspect of our wedding.
Right from the beginning, we knew we were in good hands which immediately put us at ease. Jeff is so eager to learn more about you as a couple and always assures you he is there to simply make this the best day of your life. We got the premium package because it was really important to us to create a memorable experience for our guests and we have no regrets.
If you can, I would encourage you to look at this package to because it allows Jeff to do what he does best. He seamlessly coordinated our ceremony music and created an environment at our reception that cannot be duplicated by anyone. He was witty, spontaneous, and creative and comes by this talent so effortlessly that it allowed us and our guests to enjoy ourselves knowing that all of the fundamentals, timing and logistics were in place too.
I can confidently say that having Jeff on our “wedding team” was one of the best decisions we made.
Lindsay and Brian Bazett
PS.. Jeff, we honestly had a hard time even finding the words to describe how amazing you were but tried to sum it up for others (without writing a novel). We so hope to see you again, maybe at another wedding in Kelowna where we can dance the night away with another funny hat on.
We got married on October 24, 2015 at the Hotel Eldorado in Kelowna, and what a spectacular day and evening it was.
A HUGE part of the magic of the day was the incredible support and talent we received from Jeff Hay – DJ Haymaker, not only at the wedding itself, but prior to. We hired Jeff to be our DJ, Day of Planner/go to person, and MC and it was the best decision we made! From start to finish, we got so much more than we expected! He is fun, kind and knows so much about weddings that from the moment we started to work with him, we were put completely at ease. Peace of mind when planning a wedding is hard to come by, but that is what we got from Jeff. Thanks Jeff, from the bottom of our hearts!
Prior to: We live in Calgary so although not too far away, Kelowna was still a destination wedding for us. Jeff made it easy to connect to make plans and discuss what we wanted. From choosing our music, to the set up of the wedding timeline and flow of the day/evening, he had a ton of great suggestions (all of which we used) that helped us plan the perfect wedding. He went out of his way to make time to meet with us when we were in Kelowna and had limited time – even though it was his busy busy season! The best part was the Mash up he did for us for our 1st dance. We decided to do a surprise dance with a few fun songs and moves and Jeff helped us by not only putting the Mash together (3 different versions based on changes we wanted) but also making recommendations for the music.
Wedding Day!: The entire day and party went off without a hitch (or if there was one, we certainly had no idea, because Jeff handled it all behind the scenes). He had all our music cued and managed all the logistics with our venue and Officiant so there was not confusion for us or our guests. Our cocktail hour was a smash hit with our Mash-up dance and he even extended it/and pushed back dinner so we could enjoy some of it as he knew that was important to us. The Party? Well what that will go down in history as “the best wedding ever” which is what all of our friends are saying. From some great icebreakers, to memorable and sentimental moments he pulled off the perfect mix. The dance floor shook all night and with the variety of ages we had there, he made sure there was a mix of music for everyone. Many of our friends and family have specifically asked where we found him and exclaimed how fantastic he was.
We could not have been more pleased. Thanks Jeff, from the bottom of our hearts!
I don't even know where to start about how incredible DJ Haymaker is... Jeff made our wedding a spectacular day - from ceremony to reception!
His service, communication and preparation for our day was beyond compare! He was such a phenomenal energy, overflowing with ideas and suggestions to make the day personal and unique!
And then Party Time... And WOW! The only word to come to mind!
The crystals were definitely shaking all over Sparkling Hill!!! He engages everyone in the room - even my 72 year old Aunt trying to get a basketball in the net... Around her waist no less!!! LoL! His variety and attention to detail is above and beyond!!! My husband and I closed down our own wedding because we couldn't stop dancing!!!
Jeff was the BEST choice we could have made and feel incredibly lucky to have had to honour of meeting him and having him a part of our big day!!!
You ROCK DJ Haymaker! Thank You is not enough!!!
I had trouble coming up with feedback for Jeff, but not because he wasn't great; it's because he was almost TOO good so I had trouble not rambling about how awesome he is!
I'm a 'planner' (aka a little bit of a control freak) and I normally like to be the one to do everything, but with Jeff I was able to hand over the reins and let him take control, and I'm so glad I did! He made our day run so unbelievably smooth, because he's not just a DJ but he's also a wedding planner, friend, confidante, MC, and DJ all in one.
We had a bridesmaid running late, it started raining, and I was panicking and Jeff made sure that everything was sorted perfectly. He entertained people so nobody even realized we were running late, and he organized the guests and wedding party to accommodate for the rain. Jeff made sure that we followed a timeline, he kept people entertained, ensured our guests knew where to go and what was going on, and he definitely kept the bridal party calm and organized.
Jeff did everything -he helped organize other vendors, helped get everything set up for the reception, and made the transition from ceremony to reception so easy.
He was also our MC, and he had the entire room laughing and my bridal party was almost in tears from laughter. Everything from his introductions to the games he played were fantastic. He is 100% an entertainer (not just a DJ), and I'm so unbelievably glad he was our MC/DJ. I can't imagine it would have been as perfect as it was without Jeff. And of course his music is amazing!
Jeff played the songs we wanted, took requests, and he is so experienced he just knew what music to play to keep people on the dance floor. There wasn't a single time that the dance floor was empty all night! It's been almost 6 months, and we still have friends and family saying that our DJ was amazing and people wanting to know where we found Jeff.
My husband had all 4 of his siblings get married in the last 2 years, and his family has admitted our wedding was the most fun. I would recommend Jeff in a heartbeat, he will make your wedding go so smoothly, and it's just like working with a friend. He truly cares about making sure you have the best wedding ever, and he'll make it happen.
Thank you Jeff!!
Jeff Hay was not only our DJ for our wedding but our MC as well - and to be honest we couldn't have done it without him!!!
From the start of the ceremony until the end of the evening - Jeff was there rocking both of the ceremony and reception venues!!! As soon as we met Jeff we knew we needed him as our MC , we've all been to those BORING weddings where the second cousin , old school aunt , or unbearable in law was the MC and people just couldn't wait to leave - and that was most definitely NOT going to be the way to make our wedding the years "best wedding ever".
Having Jeff as our MC completely eliminated having any bias of grooms or brides family and allowed there just to be non stop, ongoing , fun and laughter!!
Family and a countless number of our (critical) friends are calling our wedding the "event of the year" - and we truly hold our Dj responsible for this! He had the dance floor rockin until 130 AM , until the venue literally dragged us all out leaving our guests wondering .. "Where is the after party??" , Jeff my only suggestion is - if you're going to be THAT good at your job , we gotta find a place to do an after party Ha Ha
JEFF thank you is really not enough - we miss you already!!! Lots of Love, Kimberly and Dusten LOCKWOOD
We had seen DJ Haymaker at a wedding previously and knew we had to have him cover ours. We were not disappointed!
Jeff made the planning process easy and reminded us of those little things we may have overlooked but would regret not having looking back. He gave us great feedback on our ideas and was always so willing to work with us. And our day was PERFECT!
We had an AMAZING time, and all our guests were raving about how awesome the party was. He did everything from MC our day, to make sure everything ran smoothly throughout the course of the evening. He read the crowd to keep the dance floor full and the party going, they literally had to kick us out at the end of the night. All the feedback from our guests was that it was the most fun they had had at a wedding, and wished we could do it all again. The night was perfect... just not long enough 🙂 Thank you so much to Jeff for playing such a huge part in making our day what we always dreamed it would be!
Jeff, we really can't say enough good things, everyone is still talking about our wedding! I can't remember what i had told you on the way out of the wedding, it all just feels like it was a dream now but everyone says it was the best wedding they have every been to 🙂
Thanks again, it was awesome!!!!
We had been to a couple weddings that Jeff was a part of before, so we were well-aware of how great he is at what he does and we KNEW we needed to have him MC and DJ at our wedding. In fact, we literally chose our wedding day around his availability.... so I guess technically Jeff chose our wedding day - thanks Jeff! The weather was perfect!
Not only did Jeff surpass our already high expectations of hosting a GREAT party, but he was also very helpful along the way. Jeff guided us into choosing our incredible wedding venue as well as an awesome officiant to make it all official. He has seen and done it all so his recommendations and experiences when it comes to venues, venders and almost anything to do with weddings, is completely invaluable.
Weddings are stressful and the day-of can be that way as well. I'm not gonna lie, we totally thought we'd be a little frantic about what time it was, where we needed to be, and what was coming next. But with Jeff there, doing his thing, our stress level quickly went down to zero. He's got you covered! You can kick back, relax and finally take part in enjoying the great time you've spent so long planning!
Our wedding day was nothing short of perfect thanks in large part to Jeff Hay. We can't recommend him highly enough! Having a wedding without this guy is a ridiculous idea! Get out your cheque book - he's worth it!
What can we say - Jeff was everything we could ask for, and more! When we first met Jeff, he described himself as an entertainment coordinator, and that's what he was! He was our DJ for our wedding, our MC for the reception, and above all, he really was our entertainment coordinator for our wedding day!
Jeff was there for us from the very beginning. We first came across Jeff's services from a friend who had attended a wedding he put on, and heard such amazing things! When we first called him up, he was absolutely great. He gave us so much assurance from the very first call, asking us tons of questions, giving us tons of suggestions, and was very comfortable and had a lot of experience incorporating our two cultures - Chinese and Pakistani - into our wedding day. We were extremely impressed with our initial phone call with him, and even more impressed after meeting him in person to go through the details of our wedding day.
When it came to the actual day, Jeff was on top of his game. He was great in checking in on us, to make sure our day was flowing as planned. His ability to captivate a crowd is absolutely remarkable. He was our MC for the night, and ensured our guests were enjoying their time - incorporating fun facts about the wedding party, and various games. He gave us so much peace of mind during the reception, guiding the night's events, including our many outfit changes.
But let's get to the actual party! The dance floor was packed! Jeff has an ability to keep the dance floor going, feeling the crowd for what songs will keep the party going. It was quite amazing! One of the biggest comments we would get from our wedding guests after the event was "Your MC/DJ was amazing!!" He left such an amazing impression on our wedding guests, and us.
Jeff is the pinnacle of what an entertainment coordinator is, and we would highly recommend him to anyone getting married in the area!
Jeff, thank you so much for everything!!!
DJ Haymaker made our wedding, during the year before our wedding we asked him a ton of questions as we needed help with many different things. He gave us lots of awesome ideas such as doing pictures before the ceremony, which by the way was the best idea ever! It keeps everything flowing without any gaps between the ceremony and the reception, and after the ceremony you can have some time to talk with the guests and have a glass of wine!
A few days before the wedding we met him for coffee again and went over everything to do with the wedding which was a huge stress reliever. He gave us some great ideas in regards to changing some things at the reception which we feel really made a huge difference.
For the ceremony at Cedar Creek Estate Winery he helped choose all the different songs for us walking down the isle and made some suggestions that we would have never thought of that really set the mood for the ceremony right from the start. He also was the MC for the whole wedding and kept everything rolling smoothly on time, he has the ability to read the crowd and kept everyone entertained all night!
The dance floor was going all night and there was never any gaps when the floor was empty, I couldn't believe almost half the guests were partying with us until 1am! It's the first wedding i've seen that the dance floor was so full all night right to the end!
If your lucky enough to have DJ Haymaker at your wedding you will have memories for life just like we do!
Jeff was instrumental in making our wedding as fantastic as it was. He was equal parts DJ, MC, Wedding Planner, Wedding Coordinator, and Invaluable Resource for Recommendations. Jeff made himself available for a half dozen face-to-face meetings as well as being available anytime for email queries. His recommendations for other professionals in the industry were top-notch; he introduced us to our wedding planner as well as our minister, both were themselves invaluable resources! He was there with us every step of the way in the planning process - he even met with our reception venue coordinator to go over the day with us.
As a DJ/MC, he was incredible. He connected with every one of the bridal party to ensure the most personalized ceremony and reception possible. His music selection was fabulous, and he had everyone - including my 85 year old grandmother! - involved in all of his games. He kept the dance floor packed the entire night and made sure to accommodate all requests - of course keeping my husband and my tastes in mind. I cannot express enough just how amazed I was with Jeff’s services - I give him a 5-Star review, hands down. To anyone who wants THE BEST WEDDING EVER: hire Jeff.
The highest praise I can give is that I would hire him again and recommend his services. Jeff was the consummate professional and on top of that he is lot of fun! The success of my daughter's wedding was in large part due to Jeff. He orchestrated the whole day and thanks to him everything ran smoothly. His choice of music was superb both for the ceremony and the reception. He acted as DJ and made sure the guests were having a good time. I truly enjoyed working with him and could not be more pleased with the results.
Donna (Mother of the Bride)
From the moment my fiancé and I booked DJ Haymaker until the moment we said I do, Jeff was nothing but professional, helpful, and just plain awesome. He offered his expertise when needed but also went out of his way to make our wedding day exactly what we envisioned. He's practically magic, somehow playing music that appeals to multiple generations. Our dance floor was literally packed the whole night and even those family and friends who "don't dance" couldn't help themselves.
Jeff was readily available via phone, text , or email at any time. He even took the time to phone my MC so that they could work together to make sure the day flowed smoothly. My fiancé and I have had non stop feedback about how much fun the whole reception was and how they have never had so much fun on the dance floor before. I highly recommend DJ Haymaker if you want THE BEST NIGHT EVER!!
Thanks so much Jeff!
Here is an interesting one from another wedding professional!! Her brothers wedding!
I was not the bride at the wedding but I was everything else, the planner, the florist, the photographer, the sister of the groom, plus I had three of my own young kids attending. I felt a lot of pressure for everything to go smoothly so when Jeff showed up and took over it was such a relief. He is a wedding expert and understands the flow of a wedding, how to keep people entertained, and is extremely well spoken. As a DJ he keeps the dance floor hopping all night long and has the ability to read a crowd and play music without being “told” or “asked”. And his smile and demeanor just prove that he loves what he does! Thanks Jeff, because of you I actually got to sit back and enjoy my brothers wedding.
Jeff was the best to work with for our wedding! Not only was he an amazing DJ but he also:
-Did the music for the ceremony and signaled when everyone was supposed to go down the aisle...
-MCed the reception and did an awesome job making everyone laugh with his wild and outlandish introductions of the bridal party...
-He was an extremely big help to the bride! You can call him anytime and talk about anything good or bad about your wedding. He offers to be the in between for vendors and does not mind jumping in and telling everyone else to back down or do things a different way if its not to your liking. I called several times about music and ended up venting about other things that had happened and he was a huge help with solutions and just a friendly ear.
-He had a timeline which he gives to you to go through and make changes to if need be for the whole day. He is very organized and had a package for me to fill out about everything he could possibly need, mine kept changing a lot with the bridal party but he was great and on top of it. For those who aren't very good at making decisions or know what you want he is perfect! He has so many ideas and great music choices even if you have a couple must plays he fills everything else in for you and makes it a party!
On top of that his DJing skills were awesome!He has several games to play and lots of Fun props to use. His survival game is lots of fun and super funny. He gets everyone, young and old, into the games. Everyone had a blast with them and they were hilarious to watch! Everyone was laughing and smiling AND on the dance floor, it was never empty!
During and after the reception he was one of the main things everyone was talking about with how awesome everything went. How great the ceremony was and how perfect the music was for it and how everything flowed so well with the ceremony and reception. From the hilarious introductions to the games the got everyone out of their seats. He had great flow and just knew exactly what to do at each moment to keep everyone happy. Even now several weeks after our wedding people are talking about how awesome and beautiful it was and how much more amazing the DJ made it.
Not only did he make sure the guests had fun but he also made sure we were having fun. He kept making sure we had time to ourselves and breaks to just enjoy the day and kept reminding us to not stress and just have fun together. That it was our day and we could do what we want to enjoy it together. It goes by so fast and you are so busy sometimes you just forget to enjoy what you have spent so long planning but with Jeff around he made sure we didn't!
He was supportive of everything and just gave us the peace of mind to just not stress and enjoy our day.
We and all our guests had a great time and it was a day that none of us will forget and Jeff is one of the big reasons for that.
So thank you so much Jeff!!!
Jeff Hay was an amazing DJ, he really made our party. It was such a small wedding with mostly just family I was afraid that the party would be a flop but Jeff got us rocking with his great energy, fun games, and amazing musical knowledge.
He learned people's names and had lots of great interaction with all of the guests all night long, always knowing what to play to keep people moving.
And the best part was the compliments afterwards. Everyone at the party really enjoyed themselves and wanted to know where we found such an awesome DJ.
Highly recommend DJ Haymaker!
Planning a wedding is stressful! When we met with Jeff it was a huge relief to know one part of the wedding planning was in great hands. He made us feel comfortable and wanted to know history and what family and friends were like to make sure his service fit into our group.
Not only did we need a DJ but we also needed an MC for the night and Jeff was able to do both. At the reception everything Jeff told us would happen did! The games were amazing and our group did nothing but laugh with them!
Our group walked away in amazement of how awesome of a job he did and will be talking about if for a long time!
We recommend him for anyone needing a DJ/MC and so will our friends and family!!!!
We did have a fantastic time and Archie is wanting to be your new side kick!
Thank you so much,
Chad and Shannon (We had Melissa put down, she was a third wheel! HA HA)
For an awesome DJ & person Jeff Haymaker
Alain & I, Jane, had about 40 days to plan our wedding which is full of decision making. We had to decide on a DJ, I was seriously considering Jeff Haymaker because a friend highly recommended him. I went to the bank to see if my budget could handle him. I told the bank clerk about Jeff and she said with great excitement, “we had him at our wedding & he was worth every penny”. So we decided to get him to help us make our wedding experience fun & memorable. We were lucky to get him because he actually had another possible booking the same day.
Jeff met with us before the wedding to get to know us & gave us a number of helpful ideas. He helped with the actual ceremony. We also had him as our Master of Ceremony & DJ. He kept things flowing, interesting & fun. He had several ice breaking games, a huge tickle truck with funny hats and props. The dance floor was full all evening with dancing people with goofy hats and smiles on their faces. All throughout the night people commented on the great job our DJ was doing.
We were able to relax and enjoy ourselves because we could trust him to run the show. We did not regret having him as a big part of our day.
I would like to add that as we look at the pictures and talk with friends about our wedding the comments have been, ”That was the funniest wedding I’ve ever been at, What a Blast.
We really enjoyed planning our wedding reception entertainment with Jeff Hay! It was great to get to meet him several times leading up to our event. He shared great song ideas, many of which we used for our formal dances. What's more is he shared many tips and tricks about the evening's proceedings that helped us organize other aspects of the night (games, speeches, etc.). We were able to use many of our own song ideas and he did a great job blending them together with "standard wedding dance music."
Jeff was there all afternoon, which gave him a chance to meet several of the guests, which made for a great lead-in for the reception and dance afterwards. We also used his wedding MC services which took the pressure off our family and friends. He did the basic MC duties (introducing the wedding party, introducing the speakers, etc) but on top of that he incorporated a couple fun games that allowed the guests to get to know not only us, but eachother better.
What an awesome night! Thanks Jeff!
Jason and Nancy
DJ Haymaker was an incredible DJ/Entertainer at our wedding. He is extremely professional, fun, and definitely creates the party vibe for any event. He is extremely thorough and gets to know the bride and groom on a personal level. To guests it seems that he is a close family friend instead of a hired entertainer. The party vibe never died, the dance floor was always packed, the games were fun, and he had ourselves and our guests in hysterical bouts of laughter. He kept in touch and offers wedding planning advise throughout your entire engagement if need be. He takes your visions and turns them into a reality. He is worth every penny. Looking back I wouldn't change a thing about our wedding, and our guests have raved about our DJ. Number one DJ in the Okanagan for sure!
DJ Haymaker was an absolute blast. He was extremely helpful and courteous in all aspects that he was involved in with our wedding. From giving us helpful tips and answering questions on what or how something could be done, hilariously introducing our wedding party (everyone loved it), having our guests play his awesome survivor game or playing a mix of music so all the guests were out on the dance floor. DJ Haymaker has a reputation of being the best in Kelowna and we found out why. He kept us at ease all night and couldn't have asked for more. Thanks Jeff!
Jeff Hay -- DJ Haymaker puts you at ease and has the know-how and professionalism to read the crowd and create a fantastic party.
Our guests loved him and had an absolute blast. You might think wedding games are cheesy... you will change your mind after seeing DJ Haymaker in action!
The biggest thing we wanted for our wedding was to have a crazy and memorable party and DJ Haymaker made that happen. He catered so well to our needs and requests- you are in good hands with DJ Haymaker!
It’s been nearly two months since our wedding and people are still talking about it, everyone loved the full day of wine touring, gorgeous ceremony venue, but most of all, how DJ Haymaker had the perfect music for each moment and different location in the background, it was like being in a movie. We had a friend sing at both our ceremony and do a full set at our reception and DJ Haymaker made all of her AV possible. DJ Haymaker had the dance floor packed from the first song with the “McStack Mashup” and kept it rolling with all of the music we wanted to hear, country, house music and good ol’ Michael Jackson hour. It was awesome and we’re so glad he was the first vendor we hired, I don’t know how we would have pulled off a destination wedding without his guidance, suggestions and vendor hook ups. DJ and Wedding Planner in one!
Thanks so much Jeff – you rock the Kasbah
From the Mother of the Bride!!
It was great to see you on Friday evening at the Benewealth event……what an event eh!!!!! You really are a sought after person!!!! Have to tell you we were at my niece’s wedding on Saturday in Vernon…………there was a live band but no entertainment………..suffice to say there were many positive comments from people that had attended both events what a difference it makes to have a DJ Haymaker!!!!!! Thanks again. Here is a paragraph that I prepared for you for your website – I hope you like the following…..it is most sincere!!!! Chris
“Where to begin???? Jeff from the first time we met for coffee to discuss Robyn & Tyke’s wedding until the lights came on after the dance you have out done yourself!!!
Your positive energy completely relaxed all of us and instilled confidence that the day would be perfect and it was more than perfect.!! I can’t tell you how many times I heard throughout the evening and still that it was the best wedding people had attended and that is because of you. The games were hilarious and really got the crowd going.
When we had met for coffee you shared with me that your goal was to get two people that did not know each other at the start to be buddies by the end……Mission Accomplished. We totally and completely lucked out in booking you and should we need a DJ in the future you are definitely our man. Thanks again for helping make beautiful memories of a beautiful day!
Chris Laird (Mother of the Bride!)
We are STILL basking in our Wedding Bliss! Honestly, what an amazing day; it really couldn't have gone any better. You really did give us peace of mind - we didn't have to worry about a thing. Matt and I had an absolute blast and I know all of our guests did too!
Our impression of DJ Haymaker:
Where to begin…Our Wedding day was absolutely perfect. We really do owe a lot of thanks to Jeff as he kept our day rolling along smoothly. From the Ceremony to Cocktail Hour, to the late hours of the night; Jeff kept the party going. He definitely knows how to read a crowd. Most importantly, Matt and I didn't have to worry about a thing. Jeff gave us peace of mind and really kept us on track. From the bouquet/garter toss, to first dances, Jeff had it under control! Folks at our Wedding definitely like to Party and that's exactly what Jeff gave us; there was never a dull moment! Our friends and family are STILL talking about our Wedding…"Best Wedding Ever." So many great memories were made that will never be forgotten.
Jeff also organized some great Wedding Games that our guests absolutely loved, it really got the whole room engaged! The energy in the ballroom was absolutely amazing.
AND to top it off, Jeff really went above and beyond - he sent us a few videos after our big day. We weren't able to have a videographer so it was fantastic that Jeff was able to capture some of those important moments for us!
Thank you again Jeff, you are an amazing DJ and really just a lovely person over all 🙂
Choosing the right DJ for a wedding is not an easy task, as having the right guy there can either make or break the party. DJ Haymaker is THE GUY who will not only make the party, but he will go over and above all the callings of a simple DJ. Some of our guests thought he was not only the DJ but our wedding planner. Time and time again we have had guests say to us, "what an amazing DJ", "was he your wedding planner" and "what a fun and memorable party".
He took care of every detail, any request, made arrangements or changed plans with the reception staff when the bride and groom could not. He even had safety pins for me when I needed to adjust the length of my wedding dress so I could comfortably dance. YES HE IS THAT GOOD!!! Prior to our ceremony he had recommendation of songs to play as we walked down the aisle, and assisted with getting everyone and everything set up perfectly. My husband and I were amazed by his charisma, talent and attention to every detail.
At the reception the ice breaker 'games' were a riot, as were the introductions of the bridal party. It is not only that he manages to entertain the crowd, but he has that confident radio voice that just captivates the audience and has everyone engaged. If you want a fun wedding party that has everyone on the dance floor all night long and will have your guests wishing for more, he is the ONLY DJ we would recommend.
His mission is simple, to help the bride and groom have the best day of their lives!!! Thank you Jeff for making our special day such a seamlessly perfect, fun, happy and memorable night!"
(See Madison and Brendan's video feedback in the Video Feedback section)
HUGE thank you for all your hard work, wow! Could not have pulled it off without you that is for sure! I am waiting for some pictures myself, I am sure there are some funny ones! I will send to you when I get some. We went to a birthday party last night and all our friends are still talking about how much fun they had, especially the "McCabe Robinson Mash Up" you did followed by "Shout" ... one friend said it was the best 12 minutes of her life! hah!
Here is my review for your web page and I added it to the Wedding Wire and Facebook too.
The video that Brendan and I did is probably so bad because we were pretty tipsy haha, I think I meant to say you looked like Bryan Baeumler ...not Mike Holmes. Bryan is the best HGTV Host out there so don't worry it's a win for you! Anyways!
Ok that is it for now but I will send you some pics when I get some 🙂
Take care 🙂
Having Jeff Hay as our wedding DJ was the best decision we made in the entire planning process. Our goal was simple : best wedding ever. And it was accomplished thanks to DJ Haymaker.
He was so organized, professional, and knew how to help keep the day on track. Because of him we were able to relax and have fun.
It was also the little things he did such as coordinate with the banquet staff to adjust timing when we were running behind, special sound effects during speeches, being cued into our wishes, always watching me for signs, hilarious introductions, interacting with guests, making sure our grandparents were having fun and playing a song for them to dance to, providing a box of costumes and hats that we loved, and keeping the dance floor full at all times!
I couldn't imagine our wedding without him and I really appreciate all the time and care he put into getting to know us before and helping to quarterback the best day of our lives!
Thanks so much Jeff!
Just wanted to thank you for everything!!!!!!!
We had a blast! "Best Wedding Ever" is all I have been hearing from our guests. All of our family and friends have been raving about how well the wedding went; from the beautiful venue at Summerhill Winery to the highly entertaining DJ/MC. You were so professional yet fun and easy to talk to at the same time.
The way you brought all of our friends and family together with your games was amazing. Your music choices and suggestions were just perfect. I have never seen a dance floor that packed for the entire night.
Our wedding couldn't have went any better. With so many things going on throughout the day you made it all happen so seamlessly. By the end of the night it felt like you were one of our best friends.
We couldn't be any happier with the way our wedding day went. Our wedding was flawless, fun, hilarious and so fitting to our personalities.
Thank you so much and all the best in the future.
(See Melissa and Brandon's video feedback in the Video Feedback section)
Our wedding was amazing thanks to Jeff Hay. His services include so much more than just music. He was there to help us with set up a timeline for the day, helped MC our wedding and kept our guests entertained for the whole day from his excellent ceremony music to the packed dance floor at the end of the night. Jeff was able to choose music that suited the crowd which led to our dance floor being full the entire night. He also played a few games with the guests which helped keep everyone entertained. After our wedding not only did everyone say it was the best wedding ever, but they were still talking about Jeff a week later!
Thank you so much for such a great night. You really did pull through for us and it wouldn't have been the same without you there.
Here is a testimonial for you to use on your website or share with future clients.
Jeff truly took our wedding from great to spectacular. He played the music at our ceremony and was able to find every odd song request we came up with. I was a little hesitant about playing games at our reception as most of the games I've seen in the past have been corny or tacky. He asked me to trust him and let him do a few games - BEST DECISION EVER.
We played 3 games/ice breakers and everyone had a blast. It got everyone out of their seats, even my uncle who is too shy to even come to family dinners. As the games were being played I moved around from table to table and I had so many people tell me how much fun it was and how it was such a great idea. An idea that I couldn't take any credit for as it was all Jeff!
Our guests had an amazing time at our wedding and it was mainly because we had Jeff entertaining us. He also helped our MCs out by taking over halfway through the night so that they could enjoy the party and he was great!
I would recommend Jeff's services to anyone and everyone, and if you are on the fence about hiring him - DO IT! You will not regret it!
Before Greg and I even got engaged, we knew Jeff would be the DJ at our wedding. My best friend had him at her wedding and he did such an amazing job that we immediately got our phones out and took his phone number down. After we called our family and friends, Jeff was the next phone call after we got engaged! When it finally came down to planning our reception, he had such great ideas - we completely trusted him, especially since we had already seen him action.
Our reception was held in my parent's airplane hanger on their property but Jeff was totally comfortable with the unusual space. He worked the room and our crowd with ease. One of the greatest things about Jeff that night though was that he gave us as much time as we needed to connect with family and friends. He checked in with us often to see how everything was going but didn't make us feel like we were being pressured to wrap up our conversations.
Once the dancing started, that's when we really started having a lot of fun! Greg's little sister and aunt, both of whom have disabilities, got up and were dancing away and Jeff made sure that they were very much included, giving them special shout outs all night. And that Bickert mashup! Wow! We hadn't laughed that hard in a very long time! All of our guests have told us that they had such a fun time at our reception.
There were so many great things about that evening but Jeff really was the highlight. We couldn't have asked for a better party and would recommend him in a heartbeat. In fact, friends of ours are getting married next summer at my parents as well and have contacted Jeff already! We are so excited to have him come back! Thanks again Jeff!
We are very much looking forward to partying with you again next year for Patti and Bruce's wedding!
We are so happy we went with DJ HayMaker for our wedding. Don't let the title 'DJ' fool you; he is soooo much more!
A true professional, he took the time to get to know us, had a ton of great insight and suggestions to provide based on his experiences (we honestly didn't know a lot about weddings as neither of us had been to many!), was available for any questions we or our MC had (he was an amazing help to her!!) and made all of us feel comfortable with how the day would unfold. He was pivotal in making sure the everything rolled along smoothly by queuing us on when to do what; trust me, it is needed when you are in a room of 120 guests, the day has been a whirlwind and there are a number of activities that have to happen!
When it came to music, DJ HayMaker made sure he knew our taste. We like it funky and he delivered. We gave him a list of 10 must have songs and from that, along with reading the mood of our guests on the dance floor, he rocked it! What a great party! Our guests are still raving about how much fun he was.
We cannot say enough about Jeff and the absolutely stellar job he did. He truly loves his work and it shows. We would recommend him to our closest friends and family!!
We completely lucked out when we booked DJ Haymaker as our DJ and MC for our wedding! With a small guest list, DJ Haymaker got everyone involved with games, great music and lots of laughs. We had numerous guests tell us it was the best wedding they have ever been too. He made it easy for family members who had not previously met to mingle and get to know one another. His introductions of the wedding party were hilarious and his demeanour towards us and our families was respectful and sincere. He took considerable time to get to know us and as a result of our pre-wedding meetings, we felt stress-free and at ease. We would highly recommend DJ Haymaker to anyone seeking entertainment services in the Okanagan.
Our wedding day was so perfect. We couldn't have asked for anything more.
When you have Jeff as your DJ you get WAY more than a DJ. His experience and expertise with weddings is very helpful. He had so many great ideas for our day.
He is beyond professional, he is beyond helpful and really made us relaxed on our day because we knew from the get go we could count on him.
We would recommend Jeff to anybody who wants a memorable event. I just can't say enough good things about him.
Thanks again so much for everything you have done for us. Our day was AMAZING And so perfect.
Listen to Ethan's Audio Feedback below!
Cory Cross (ex-NHL Player’s wife Shannon’s 40th birthday bash!)Hotel Eldorado Kelowna, BCMay 16, 2014
Jeff was our DJ for my wife's surprise 40th Bday party. He kept the 70's party rocking all night and came dressed as part of the gang.
He was very thorough, in helping plan the night and making sure everything went smooth. The party was AWESOME, and our friends were raving about it for weeks.
I would book DJ Haymaker anytime!!
I was skeptical about why we should hire a dj when we could just have a friend handy with a iPod.
From the moment I arrived at the church I realized Jeff was greatly needed as he took charge and ensured everyone was in place, calm and excited! Everything went on without a hitch.
Our guests loved the games and Jeff's sense of humour. He was able to direct his charisma towards the group and everyone had a blast. People are still talking and I think that will continue!
Not only was he awesome, he IS an awesome genuine person. Worth every penny and more!!!
Thanks Jeff – off to Mexico now!
All we can say is WOW!
Jeff, your clever humor and energy had all of our friends and family laughing all night long!
From the games we played, to the awesome beats, you really exceeded our expectations!
We had so many people say to us afterwards that they were very impressed with your performance!
We would definitely highly recommend that you book DJ Haymaker for your event... you will NOT be sorry!
DJ Haymaker is truly the best at what he does. He is a wedding planner and entertainer all rolled into one.
We had our wedding at the El Dorado this September and had a small 60 person wedding.
We wanted all of our guests to sit back relax and be entertained, so we asked Jeff to be our MC as well. He did such a fantastic job at MC’ing, DJ’ing and helping make the night run smoothly. After getting an idea of what music we were liked, he threw in some of his own music into the mix and it was fantastic.
We had him do the music for the ceremony as well. We loved the tunes he selected, once he knows what music style you like, he is fantastic at setting the mood.
We had nothing but glowing reviews from our guests for DJ Haymaker. Funny, sincere and professional would be 3 words that immediately pop into my mind. We had our doubts about the games at first, but they just really work so well with the crowd. Our favourite was the Newlywed game.
With Jeff you do not have to worry about a thing. We ended up missing our cocktail hour to take more photos and arrived right as dinner was being served. Had we asked one of our guests to MC, I would have been nervous we weren’t there…it was so nice to KNOW our guests were in good hands !!
He mentions this on his site, but peace of mind IS priceless!
(See Nicole & Jari's video feedback in the Video Feedback section)
Someone recommended Dj Haymaker to us and as soon as we booked we felt in the best hands ever. Jeff was our Ceremony DJ, our reception MC and the best Party creator Of all time! We wanted our wedding to feel like the best party that our guests have ever been to, and based off of the reaction from our guests and the feedback we know that party was delivered. None of this could have happened without Jeff.
As a nervous bride I didn't worry about anything with Jeff around, he is fun loving and incredibly experienced. He had ideas for us initially and then during the final days leading up to the day. He reviewed all our plans and really helped us tighten things up.
I could go on and on about it- but all anyone needs to know is that Jeff is the best at what he does and anyone would be fortunate enough to have him a part of their special day.
Jeff is one of a kind! When we were searching for a wedding DJ in Kelowna, I knew that we had to go with the "Haymaker" just from all of the great stories that I have heard from his events. Experiencing it first hand at my own wedding really confirmed that we made the PERFECT decision having Jeff be a part of our wedding day.
We can truly say that our wedding day was MEMORABLE, FUN, PERSONAL and one that all of our family and friends have continued to talk about thanks to Jeff. Even weeks after our wedding, our family and friends keep asking us, "Where did you find this guy?!" and talking about how fun the night was.
Jeff works his magic to create an environment for your wedding that is both inviting and comfortable. He helps to ensure that the evening flows seamlessly from dinner through to speeches and even manages to get the quietest relatives on the dance floor. Mixing in the right amount of humour, Jeff made it an enjoyable night for us as well and constantly checked in to ensure that we had enough time to see all of our guests.
Throughout the entire night the dance floor was packed with all of our family, young and old! Everyone enjoyed the whole night and kept telling us "Best Wedding Ever!"
We cannot use enough kind words to describe how grateful we are that Jeff was apart of our night. He helped make our wedding the best day of our lives, and a night we will never forget.
We wanted to thank you for your services at our July wedding. We are so unbelievably pleased to have had the opportunity to meet you. We feel you captured our personalities perfectly in your song choices, games and jokes. Everything was so seamless and there was a great energy and atmosphere in the room. It was very important to us for everyone to have a good time. Three days have passed since our wedding and we are constantly getting messages about how much fun people had that night. We really appreciate how you got to know us, and as our MC, included all our guests in our wedding from start to end. It really felt like you were telling them "our story."
In a day in age where good service is hard to find, you showed us that it still exists. Not only did you perform the services of DJ and MC, you acted as our wedding planner, arranging meetings with us, making sure nothing slipped through the cracks and reminding us to enjoy every minute of our planning, wedding and marriage. Your services were worth every penny. We will definitely be recommending you to friends and family, and will hopefully have the honour to attend another wedding you are DJ/MCing! Thank you so much for sharing in our special day and making it a night that we will never forget!
PS. Thanks for saving the day at the ceremony too!
(See Lindsay & Chris' video feedback in the Video Feedback section)
If you're looking for an amazing night filled with tons of dancing and laughter, book DJ Haymaker now! We had him DJ at our wedding August 25, 2013, and it was a blast.
Our guests have been talking about what a fun night it was since, and still refer to Jeff Hay as "hands down the best DJ I've ever seen". Not only did he keep the dance floor packed all night, but he pumped people up ahead of time with some fun ice breakers and passed on an incredible amount of energy.
Not only was he awesome to work with the day of the wedding, but prior to he made things simple and stress free for the bride. Every time we would talk, he would ease any nerves, and always had advice.
We worked together with the same goal in mind, to ensure everyone would have the best night of their lives, and they did.
His years of experience in this industry reflect his devotion to making sure your night goes off without a hitch and everyone walks away still talking about how much fun they had.
Thank you Jeff! You rock!
We had a great time and thanks to you for helping make our day an awesome one!
As for the feedback, this is very easy for us to share as you made quite a fantastic impression on everyone. Here are a few comments from friends and family:
"This was the best wedding I've attended!" "This wedding was absolutely perfect, everything flowed nicely and it was definitely representative of who you both are!" "You know it's a great wedding when your feet are still hurting 2 days after." "Your DJ played awesome music and read the crowd very well." "The Violin String Quartet music was a great touch." “I haven't dance like this in ages!!!" "How long have you known Jeff?" Some thought we had been friends for awhile
As for ourselves, here is our testimonial!
From the very beginning we were charmed by your positive energy, professionalism, and knowledge of the industry.
Your personal style enabled the experience to be rewarding and gave us peace of mind thoughout the complete process.
We always felt you were available for us and answering any questions we had. You went above and beyond to make sure our special day was a memorable one.
It was a pleasure collaborating with you and thanks again for all your amazing work. We would highly recommend your services to any one of our friends and family.
Again our gratitude for everything that you have done!
In the last two months before our wedding we were debating on whether to spend money on getting a DJ for our wedding or save money and do an iPod playlist.
At the very last minute, after chatting on the phone with Jeff, it was an easy decision. We knew we would be in good hands after reading all the great feedback about Jeff.
I was absolutely stressed about how the night was going to flow, after meeting with Jeff I knew I didn't have to worry about a thing!
At the end of the night our guests were telling us how much fun they had and asking us where we found our awesome DJ. Such an amazing night with hilarious and entertaining "icebreaker" activities.
You have to have a DJ at your wedding and it has to be Jeff! Jeff, you added a wonderful flare to our night and it wouldn't have been the same if it was anyone else. Thank you so much 🙂
Tim and Amber Anderson
Jeff, we had a blast at our wedding and are so happy that we did finally choose to go with a DJ and very lucky that you were available 🙂
Thank you so much for being a part of our special day!
Using Jeff for our big day was the best decision we made in the wedding planning process.
We used him for our ceremony music, our reception DJ, and he was also our MC. He really played such a huge role in the planning process to ensure we had thought of all the little details. He gave us some outlines about things that we should think of and suggestions of songs which we found really helpful.
On the day of Jeff provided the music for the ceremony and it went perfectly. He spoke with the minister beforehand and the execution of songs and microphones was great! At first we were unsure if we wanted to use Jeff as our MC because we had wanted a friend to do it, but decided to go with Jeff due to recommendations from our other friends. The introductions, games and speeches all went great. The intros and games were hilarious and the transitions and timing was exactly what we wanted.
Throughout the night people kept coming up to us and asking us whose uncle Jeff was, because everyone thought he was family!!
We heard feedback from our guests that the reception was the best and most exciting party they had ever been to - which is exactly what we were going for! People who normally only stay briefly after the first dance were closing the place down - including my grandma who hasn't been out that long in many years!
We also found it helpful that Jeff is well connected in the industry and knew the people at our venue and our photographer, he was able to coordinate with these people on the day of to keep everything on schedule which really reduced our stress level.
We would highly recommend Jeff to anyone for a DJ and MC!
Jeff was our MC and DJ for a 70 guest wedding at a winery in Lake Country. A few words I would use to describe Jeff’s work are: professional, prepared, fun, technical and experienced. Jeff kept the night clipping along on schedule and inserted many personal elements into his announcements and games (of the non-cheesy variety).
Music was at the very top of our list in terms of priorities at our wedding and Jeff certainly does deliver on that front. What you may not know, however, is that Jeff can also deliver on other technical aspects of your wedding such as a ceremony sound system and projector for your slide show. These professional touches raised our wedding to a new level.
In my view, Jeff is the best of the best and well worth a hire. Just make sure to book him soon because he is in high demand!
Clint and I just got back from our fantastic honeymoon in Belize late Thursday night!
Thanks again for an amazing night and helping the day run so smoothly! I am not exaggerating when I say that my wedding was the best day of my life and you played a large role in that! I have already posted to your facebook page and liked and will invite friends to like as well...I am also attaching what I wrote on facebook to this email in case you want to add it to your website...as for the video...Clint and I will send that shortly...he is back to work already that poor guy! Please go to my facebook page and use whatever photos you like...there is also a video of me doing the "dougie" if you want to use that as well lol! When I get some of the photos from Neil I was send some your way as well.
Please let me know what other ways I can help as you were such a great help for Clint and I!
We are still basking in the glow of our amazing day and love hearing the feedback from everyone who truly enjoyed our day!! Thanks again for everything!!
“Ok...Where do I begin?? From the moment Clint Friesen and I first met Jeff I knew our wedding would be a blast!
Jeff was personable, professional and most importantly FUN! Our wedding was literally the best day of my life for many reason, I married my best friend and love of my life, all my friends and family were there to celebrate and we had the party of our lives! Jeff was our MC and DJ and made the whole day/night run perfectly smooth!!
I did not have to worry about a thing! Our guests laughed, cried and danced their butts off because of Jeff!!! We received countless compliments on how much fun our wedding or how it was the best wedding they have ever been to! From the introductions of our bridal party to the games to the dancing our night was full of non stop fun and romance!
From the bottom of mine and Clint's hearts...thanks for helping make our day such a huge success!
It was so great having Jeff as our DJ for our wedding.
My husband and I wanted our wedding to be fun and memorable and that’s exactly what Jeff helped us achieve.
From his entertaining and interactive games, great music selection and charismatic personality, Jeff did everything necessary to make our day special.
As soon as we booked Jeff we spoke through email and met in person for a one-on-one conversation. He gave great advice and ideas about what could work for us and on the day of he wasn’t only our DJ but he truly helped to make everything run smoothly.
Thank you for helping to make our wedding a memorable one!
Our family just left today and everyone cannot stop talking about the night. They loved the games and music. They thought you were a personal friend!
We cannot thank you enough for making our day special and full of excitement. I wanted to write this paragraph for you
Pat and I recommend DJ Haymaker to do any event. He took care of everything and everyone could sit back and enjoy the night.
Our guests came up to us and our parents and raved about the DJ. They loved the games and the music as he kept the party rocking all the way through the night.They thought he was a personal friend of ours due to how much detail he collects in the Bio’s for the entire wedding party. My auntie who is not a hugger came up to my dad and gave him a kiss and a hug and told him this was the best wedding she has been too (Besides hers of course).
Jeff makes it so easy for the bride and groom with how organized he is and how he wants your wedding to be the event everyone talks about for years.
I work in the industry and I see my fair share of DJ’s and he is by far the BEST DJ there is.
It is his personal touches and humour that makes him stand out from the rest. Book him early or you will miss out on the party of a life time!
Where do I start? It all began with asking our wedding designer recommendations for a DJ. She didn't ramble off a list for us but gave us just one name, Jeff "Haymaker" Hay. All her comments elevated our curiosity. With the help of my laptop I researched Jeff's website and to my surprise I knew this was exactly what I wanted. We made the call to Jeff and the ball started rolling!! With the help of his website, emails and a rendezvous, our party was set.
Jeff was great in giving us advice on music for different times of our wedding day and even a theme for tables since I didn't want the usual table number idea. His energy level was great from start to finish at our meeting and the day of our wedding as well. It was really nice to know that Jeff was also going to be our MC so this saved us from thinking of who would fit the part. Again, his energy level got our guests going with games and a fantastic playlist. Some even asked me if he was a friend of the family since he knew a few things about us. In all honestly, we didn't want the night to end and wanted to keep dancing all night long.
Our wedding was an amazing fun event with our family and close friends. I heard many times that this was the BEST FUN they've ever had at a wedding. We were not disappointed and highly recommend Jeff!!!
Hope all is going well with your Jeff and keep up the great work!!!!
We had the most amazing time on our wedding day. Everything went perfectly and we owe a lot of that to you! Here's our testimonial for you! 🙂
Thank-you so much for making our day so amazing!! We wanted a big party and that's exactly what we got. We've had so many compliments on how amazing the DJ was.
Everyone asks where we know you from and they are super surprised when we tell them we just met when planning the wedding!!
You are much more than a DJ/MC, you helped us with everything from the planning and preparation to helping solve any "bumps" on the day of the wedding. We had total peace of mind for how the wedding day was going to flow after our many discussions.
You made everything very personal and really considered what was important to us (keeping that dance floor bumpin). We haven't been to a wedding where there was a more lively dance floor...which was exactly what we wanted! When we had time to reflect on our big day, we had only one thing we would change...make the night longer!! 🙂
I will definitely recommend you to everyone who's looking for someone. Already, my mom's cousin daughter is getting married and asked about you so I believe she will be in touch!
Once I start getting pictures, I will send along any that I think you may appreciate 🙂
Thanks again for everything!
Jeff is an awesome DJ - by far the best I have ever encountered!
To all of the brides out there considering what entertainment to hire for your wedding - you won't regret having Jeff as your DJ/MC.
We just returned home from our wedding at Sparkling Hill Resort in Vernon and I truly can not thank Jeff enough. He did an amazing job and our guests are raving on how fun the party was (I have ridiculous pictures to prove it!). He managed to get everyone and I mean everyone on the dance floor. Thanks a million Jeff!
I need to mention the ridiculousness at the after party- I had actually forgotten about the hats...oh the hats, there are a couple pics of the crazy that was unleashed.
Thanks again for such an awesome party Jeff.
DJ Jeff is worth his weight in gold! All we were expecting was good music, but Jeff went so far above and beyond. Right from our very first meeting, Jeff made us feel less stress knowing that he was involved in making our wedding perfect. He is through and through a professional and treats his clients not as customers, but as friends. Jeff’s biggest contribution to the wedding ceremony and reception was, in my opinion, keeping the flow of the event. He made sure that the right people were speaking when, the right time for us to walk around and talk to our guests and when it was okay for us to escape the crowds and allow the excitement and impact of the day sink in. We could not have had such a spectacular wedding without him, period.
Even a month later, we still have people raving about our wedding because Jeff delivered as promised, that our guest leaving saying “that was the best wedding ever!”. My favorite piece of feedback was from my brother. This was his first wedding he attended and in his words, “every other wedding is going to suck now.” All of our guests were entertained and engaged for the whole night, we just left all of that in Jeff’s control, and it was worth it. We shared many laughs, a few happy tears, and memories that will never be forgotten. Thank you Jeff, we can never thank you enough.
Everyone is still talking about how much fun they had playing the games you put on! The games you played with the group where a great way to get people to loosen up and have a great time.
Our group was not the easiest read either, but you managed to get and keep people on the dance floor!
As soon as I was off the phone with you the first time I knew that you were the right man who would be up to the task of entertaining our mixed brood of people.
We made the right choice when we picked you as our DJ! THANKS!!!!
Months later, our guests are still raving about the fantastic time they had at our wedding.
For us, the party was one of the most important aspects of the reception, so we wanted to be certain to hire someone who knew how to keep everyone of all ages entertained throughout the night, to keep the dance floor full, and Jeff did just that. It was seamless to the guests, but we could tell that Jeff had his finger on the pulse of the dance floor, and he knew exactly how to keep the energy up - the party was going right from the beginning of the night until the very end.
Not only did Jeff ensure that everyone had a great time, but his behind the scenes work with our MC, and the reception venue staff was invaluable to our overall experience. He worked so well with them to coordinate all the details that you don’t normally think of, to make sure that everything went smoothly!
And of course we have to mention all the days leading up to the wedding as well... Jeff replied so promptly and professionally to all correspondence. Also, with us not being in Kelowna until the week before, he was willing to meet with us months before to go over the details and planning, so that we felt at ease and organized. \We honestly could not ask for anything more and we cannot express our gratitude enough for making the evening so amazing. Hire DJ Haymaker! Best decision we ever made!
Out of all the decisions we had to make for our special day, choosing Jeff as our DJ gave us our biggest return on investment and it gave us our greatest piece of mind.
The information he collected from us before the wedding made it seem like he knew us, our wedding party, and our family for years. He has been through so many weddings, so getting his advice for the ceremony and reception was beneficial.
Jeff's attention to detail and ability to read the audience kept the party going at a great pace. The games we played involved everyone and it helped strangers mingle.
One detail we enjoyed was Jeff making us sneak away after dinner for a 10 minute breather to relax and reflect on what has happened so far that day. It really helped us slow down and remember all the events of the day and enjoy it that much more.
Even though our wedding was over a month ago, our friends and family are still talking about how memorable the whole day was and how much fun they had. Most of those comments are directly connected to Jeff's work ethic and approach to presenting a wedding as a big party and celebration of love.
Dan and I would like to send our gratitude for the best wedding experience!! Our family and friends, including ourselves, have come to the same conclusion...YOU ROCKED IT!!! The games were so fun and got everyone engaged, the music was perfect for our group, and you captured everyones' attention; wondering what was going to happen next!!This was the best time everyone has had in a very long time!
Oh BTW, Nicole and Patrick (your newest BFF) asked for your contact information to get information about what you can do for them at their wedding next summer...so we may get to see each other next year 🙂
Thanks so much for the memories!
WOW!!!! What a time! Jeff,
We can't thank you enough for an amazing day!!! Everyone is still raving about how great you were. A friend at work has a swollen knee from all the dancing he did that night. He said its a constant reminder of how much fun he had at our wedding!
You and James make a great team, I'll be trying to make friends with couples who have hired you for their wedding just so I can be invited!
Thanks a bunch Jeff, Let us know next time you are up here!
We just wanted to say how happy we were to have you be a part of our wedding, you did an amazing job and we couldn't have asked for a better time. We appreciate all your hard work and energy that you brought to the wedding and you were a large part of why it was so successful and fun. Everyone we have talked to said what an amazing time they had and you had a large part to do with that.
Mark and I would just like to say thank you again, it was great working with you, we definitely made the right choice !
My husband and I along with all of our guests were very impressed with the service provided by DJ Haymaker! The Survivor game was fantastic and I have had a lot of very good feedback about it (not to mention pictures from the part where the guys had to put the belts back on the other guys). It was a great game to bring everyone together and to have a few laughs! I was very impressed that unlike most DJ's, Jeff was very involved in making our day the best it can be - from helping out our MC to helping coordinate everyone down the aisle at the ceremony to helping the groomsmen put on their "special" performance! So to sum it up - the night would not have been the same without Jeff and I think everyone who attended would agree!
Rory & Katee Nelson
I'm glad you enjoyed our crazy friends and family - I know we do!
Thanks for everything! If anyone has a wedding anywhere near Kelowna I will definitely suggest you!
Wow ok this took forever for us to sit down and write... sorry for the delay! Seriously when you write your bio, call us cuz we have some awesome stories to add about our wedding that were too long for the review!!!
Thanks again for everything... we are not making it up when we tell you that people are still talking about August 18th. It was so awesome, a much needed party, and we could not have done it without you!
We are already talking about a little reunion/5 year anniversary celebration in a few years with the whole crew... you my friend will be included!
We will keep in touch and the next time we are in the area we will drop you a line!
Good luck with everything, life, love, career, babies... the whole thing. Can't wait till we get to party again!
Talk soon and thank you thank you thank you!!!
I just wanted to let you know how much fun everyone had at the wedding. All evening long and well into the next day, everyone kept saying " this is the best wedding we have ever been to"
A huge big thank you to you. You really know how to engage people and keep the party going.
Your sound system is great, your lights are awesome and your games are second to none.
And I can't forget your outrageously fun hat trunk. You are so good at what you do.
Thank you so very much. You definitely made the reception turn out 100%.
I do have one question however: What on earth do people do when they don't hire you?
I have thought about it, and I have decided that people who don't hire you to look after all that you look after, must have boring weddings or at the very least, very fragmented weddings.
Again, thank you so very much. You are most definitely in the right business. I hope you are still very much involved with weddings when my son gets married one day. I would love to ask you to come to his wedding as well. It may be a few years from now, so don't retire for many years.
My husband Cary and I were married at The Harvest Golf Club in Kelowna, B.C. on August 10, 2012 and Jeff Hay was the ULTIMATE Wedding Entertainment Director! When we were engaged in August of 2010, we were referred to Jeff Hay from many local vendors. They all raved about his services and high energy and as soon as we receieved an email back from Jeff we knew that we were going to have a GREAT time at our wedding! He kept his positive and uplifting energy in this emails through right until the big day! There was no question about that, we had the funnest day ever! Jeff was very helpful with his wedding planning forms for the ceremony and reception and gave amazingly helpful tips along the way. When we met for lunch with Jeff to go over the details, one year before the wedding date, Cary and I could hardly wait for the day to arrive as Jeff had us grinning from ear to ear with excitement! He had us laughing and looking forward to all of the fun activities he had in store for a day that we had put so much effort into and so much work! It was so reassuring to know that he was going to match our passion and excitement and help work as a team to make wonderful memories happen!
When I met with Jeff in our Reception room before the ceremony I almost teared up when I saw him wearing a turquoise dress-shirt! It was such a thoughtful thing to do and showed he went above and beyond to notice our details and colors. He was apart of our wedding day team 100%! Jeff completed the music for our ceremony and added to beautiful ambiance and setting. He was helpful with guiding us through the timing for the walking down the isle! Everyone could hear the music and by using his lapel microphone our guests could hear our Vows! This was huge to us and we were grateful for his skills at setting everything up properly! After meeting with Jeff one time, we knew we wanted to hire him to be our Master of Ceremonies! This was one of the best decisions we made for our Wedding! Jeff’s energy and natural talents as public speaker and entertainer kept our reception lively and energetic ALL night! We went into our Reception carefree and with confidence as we knew Jeff would deliver a wonderful Party! Jeff was very helpful with planning the timeline set up for our day and lead the night with style and class. The Games and activities for our guests were so much fun and every guest had fun participating or was entertained by watching the activities! We have so many fun photos and guests have hilarious memories from the great night!
There was all smiles throughout the room all night and we have continued to hear amazing feedback from our guests. They have all be raving it was literally the best wedding they had every been to! They have exclaimed that we hired the best DJ they have ever scene. A friend commented the other day that it felt like Jeff knew us from before the wedding. This showed how much Jeff paid attention to our story and took the time to learn about us. Our goal for our wedding Reception was to have our family and friends to enjoy themselves and have a great time! Jeff helped us exceed our expectations and we are extremely grateful for the effort that Jeff exerted that went above and beyond his role as a DJ and MC. We will cherish our wedding day for always and I would recommend that anyone planning a corporate or personal event to book with Jeff Hay. He will be the glue to hold your day together and will provide you with an experience that will leave you with everlasting memories and smiles.
Thank you Jeff for being such a wonderful Wedding Entertainment Director! We could not have had such a successful day without you!!
We just go back from our honeymoon in Tahiti and still feel so excited about our wedding! We both had a fantastic time. Thank you so much for your enthusiasm, support and honesty throughout the entire wedding planning process. All of our guests have said it was the BEST wedding they have ever been to (yes!)! Honestly, the day after the wedding we got so many texts, emails, phone calls from on friends and family saying just how good it was. The proof to us was that so many people stayed right to the end (including both sets of parents). Also, Justin rarely ever dances, so to see him on the dance floor for 50% of the evening was SO GREAT for meJ! We are still talking and laughing about so many moments from that night (survivor, the hats, Party Rock Anthem, Avici and Bounce combo (Justin’s favorite), our first dance, our last dance (we were both still humming New York, New York on the plane to our honeymoon) our fact, fact fiction) there are just too many so many!!!
Here are our "thoughts" for your websiteJ
As soon as we met Jeff, we knew that we had made the right choice for our wedding DJ. He was enthusiastic, honest and supportive throughout our entire planning process and made us that much more excited for our big day. One thing that sets him apart is that he is always looking and willing to try new ideas to entertain our guests. From the moment Jeff took the microphone for introductions, he grabbed our guests’ attention and didn’t let go! He 100% orchestrated our entire reception; I didn’t have to worry about a thing. He knows the right music to play which was evidenced by all of our guests dancing and the majority of guests staying until last call! He is the reason why we enjoyed our reception! Thank you so much Jeff, it wouldn’t have been the same without you!
I am also 100% open to providing you a referral for potential clients. So feel free to send them my name, number or email.
Thanks again and can’t wait to party with you again!
Wow! You have so many kudos from the happy couples are on your site; now here is one from the parents of the bride!
On July 1st, 2012 our daughter, Lauren and her “best friend” Derek were married at La Punte Norte near Summerland. Everything about the day was perfect - the stunning views, the beautiful sunny day, Jarrod’s song to his sister and new brother-in-law and an incredibly happy wedding couple.
But what topped it off and made it a night to remember was you! You made it fun. You organized and managed the whole evening so we could enjoy ourselves knowing that everything was taken care of and under control. Your skill at pacing the evening was flawless. The games were a perfect mixer for everyone and set the tone for the dancing which followed. You joined in the festivities, sized up the crowd and played just the right mix of music to get everyone up on the dance floor (including the twins)!
Your sense of fun was infectious! We had so many people say to us that it was the best wedding they had been to.
A big thank you from us for making Lauren and Derek’s wedding day so special in so many ways.
Sherry and Scott Diffley (parents of the bride)
The "Let's have a Party for no Reason" Party
Let's be honest..............you are a SUPER ROCK STAR!!!
The continual emails, text msgs, cards, flowers at my door are definite proof "WE" did AMAZING!!
The most popular comment has been......"When are we doing that again!!" Even the staff at the Capri were asking if I'm booking again next year because they so enjoyed having us all - CRAZY!! Who invites 200 people to a party and 200 people dance ALL NIGHT LONG......we probably could have went till 4:00 in the morning....haha!!
I can't Thank You enough for making the night fantastic - you definitely have a "gift"!!
Till next time......
We are in Hawaii and loving it. We really felt that our wedding was awesome. You played a significant role in that. Thanks you for all of your work, energy and excitement.
Wanted to send along our thoughts to you as a testimonial – sort of our DJ shout out...here ya go.
My fiance had attended a wedding that Jeff had been the DJ/MC for a few years ago; she said that he was awesome and a must have for our big day. Initially I was a bit skeptical...after-all how can someone who doesn't know either of us do a great job at being our MC?" We even worked to plan the date of our wedding around his schedule!
The result? Jeff did an amazing job at being both our MC and DJ. He listened to what was important to us, he was professional, he was intentional about working the room to get to know our guests and he brought the PARTY to our reception. If you are looking for a DJ/MC, Jeff is your guy. We had many, many guests tell us that our wedding was the best ever!! Thanks for everything Jeff. You rock the house!
DJ Haymaker is honestly the best entertainer/DJ/MC for hire that there is! During the months before the wedding, we met a few times, for about an hour and a half each time, to really talk about the wedding and what our vision for the evening was, as well as just to give him an opportunity to get to know us. He also worked together with our MC's and helped out with a lot of MC duties, which allowed our MC's to enjoy the night as guests as well. He has so much experience that he was able to offer some incredible ideas and advice to help make the evening flow a lot more.
His website also has some great ideas for songs for walking in to the ceremony and walking out and we went with some unconventional, yet FUN, music (i.e. the groomsmen and bridemaids walking in to "Hockey Night in Canada" and the Canucks "Where the Streets Have No Name" theme, since Budd was as avid hockey player in the past). He incorporated a lot of what he learned about us into the entertainment for the evening, whether for the "quiz" to determine which tables get to eat first or for the "Newlywed" game. Jeff has a few "trunks" of goodies (hats, masks) that he brought out for all the guests to enjoy for the night and be silly! We used these props for the Survivor game, which was clearly the hit of the night.... people running around with hats and masks, trying to gather items from their "tribes" and returning to the dance floor, only to find that a few chairs had been removed...which is how they got voted off. He played anything that was requested and really made the evening all about us and our guests. It was the best night of our lives, right up to the last song, a "sing-along" if you will!
The entire day was such a success that we are now trying to plot some kind of annual party so that we can hire DJ Haymaker for an annual "best party of the year"!!!
We got back from the honeymoon and got thrown in negotiating the sale of our rental condo. Glad that is over with lets just say we wont be landlords again anytime soon. We are settled back into work now and finally had some time to do this properly. We did not want to rush this thank you/ testimonial as you are well worth all the praise and accolades.
First off we would like to personally thank you for the amazing job you did. It truly was a special day we will never forget. It was such a pleasure to get to know you and even though we had only met a few times it really felt like we had known each other before. You just get it and we got that. From remembering names and places to little details and stories you truly have a knack for people. Entertaining is something that come easy and is so genuine from you. As any couple has their doubts and apprehension about the details of their day we honestly felt we were in good hands and we were not wrong. From doing some real classy yet hip music at the ceremony to entertaining the crowd with icebreakers and games then keeping the party dancing all night you made it happen. Thank you! For my dad to get up and participate in a game of wango(?) stick was a priceless moment. You really cared that everyone had a good time and it showed.
I saw so many people step out of their comfort zone that night and it felt awesome to be a part of it. You cant put a value on that. Everyone that we talked to had such a great time and we thank you again for that. It really was an amazing night. Thanks for the memories.
We hope this is not the last we have heard from you as we make the Okanagan a favourite holiday spot. We would love to chat and catch up someday soon.
Thanks for all the wonderful memories Jeff.
We are loving being married, but life has been non stop since the wedding, can't wait for things to settle down so we can do some camping.
We had an absolute blast at our wedding. When things settled we were going to send you a thank-you email for all of your wonderful work, it would not have been as much of a success without you being a part of it.
When we were planning our wedding a DJ was a no brainer for us, and you were a no brainer choice. We heard of you through simple old fashioned, word of mouth and from what people were telling us, we knew you would be the perfect fit.
From our first email to you our experience was amazing! You were high energy, had lots of great ideas and made planning our big occasion very fun. You took a lot of our worries away by being available to answer our many questions, gave us great song ideas, and truley made our day about the two of us. I especially appreciated all the work you did mixing up the perfect father daughter mash up and sending us the music in advance so we could coreograph everything perfectly. By the way I think we knocked it out of the park with that one.
The ceremony music was spot on, from our personalities down to the timing of it all it was magical. Exactly what every bride wants during her big moment to shine.
Oh my goodness I have nevery had so many laughs during a wedding reception. We love the game, how well do you know the bride and groom for figuring out who ate when at dinner. The newly wed game was phenomenal, the questions you asked we are still debating over and having had continued to have great laughs over the questions and answers. Survivor!!! What a way to get the crowed involved with one another, and we loved the costumes, those added great conversation.
The dance music for the reception was the exact mix we wanted, nobody was getting off the dance floor except to rehydrate. The lights, costumes and music added the perfect touches to our party. Being a huge dancing fan, I can't tell you how much I appreciated you continuing to play my requests long after the agreed to shut down time.
You are a spectacular DJ and made our day so memorable, not only for us the bride and groom, but for all of our guests.
Thank-you so much for your special talent.
Thank you again for your great work during our wedding. When Shawna a I got engaged, we knew first off that we wanted you to be our DJ. We had been to a few weddings that you have done in the past and each of those weddings were among the most exciting and fun-filled weddings that we had attended. When it came to our special day, you did not disappoint.
The ceremony music was great and well timed out. You had some great ideas for potential songs, and we believe that our final selections were the best ones that suited both of us.
Having you be the MC for our wedding was great because you were able to control the flow of the evening and get more involved with the entire event. All the games that you had set-up were great and made it an awesome night for all our guests. Mostly, the Survivor game got both of our families involved with each other and made for some wild and wacky memories. Who would have thought they would see 3 grown men thrusting their hips wildly trying to put a small ball into a basket. Many of our guest had made comments of the night as being "the best wedding in years..."
As for the dance and rest of the night, you were lights out! Everyone had a great time on the dance floor and it was awesome that you were able to cater to all the various styles of music that our guests requested. It was shocking to see Shawna's dad Simon out there dancing all night. We all had a great time and would most definitely recommend you as a DJ and/or MC for any event.
DJ Haymaker is a must have!
So first and foremost, thank you SO much for the best wedding ever! I think we definitely accomplished our goal, and people will be talking about it for years to come. It was just completely and utterly the most perfect day. I cannot thank you enough for all your hard work and effort put in to really make it about Jacob and I.
Secondly, some sad news. My Grandma Norman passed away unexpectedly yesterday, so I found out the news today and am grieving and dealing with this sad news. However, thank you again for making her feel so special on my wedding day, as this will be how we always remember her. She got to have an amazing weekend with her family, and is now with my Grandpa.
Thank you Jeff for everything!
Again, so amazing and we have no regrets and will remember every bit of the day! And you will be talked about for years!
Hey hey Jeff
The day was in all honesty the wedding of my dreams! It was absolutely perfect! It came in hot, and went all night long baby!
Remember I had said I want everyone to leave sayin 'this was the best party ever'... it happened!!! "The ceremony was right on point" "James was outta bounds!" "The weather was dynamite!" "The food was off the hook!" "Meg was nails!" "Heather was top notch- super amazing with photos and awesome to hang out "with all day long!!!" "Candy Mountain... ohhh please- was there any ever doubt it would be aces- lol"
And my DJ... the best thing that happened to me during this experience 😉 ....
Thank you so very much crazy for everything, you were an amazing bonus to this day! And everytime I think about it you will totally be right there in the thought with it!
And I'm totally gonna say hey once in a while, you know it..... ohhh yaaaaa, looks goooooood!
I truly hope it's one of your better party's of 2012.... cause it was NAILS!
Scott and I had such an amazing day, it was better than anything I could have imagined, I know my opinion is a little biased but it was the best wedding I’ve ever been to! 🙂 (maybe a lot biased!) I had a ton of people some up to me complimenting your work! Everyone loved you! I hope you had fun at the wedding too, because we sure did!
The wedding truly was better than I could have imagined, and you were such a huge part in that! Heehee and when Scott and I were dancing he commented on the music, him and his buddies were like “ man, we couldn’t have picked better music, this is all the music we used to listen to in your truck back in the day, it brought back a lot of memories for a lot of people. Scott and I loved our day, zero complaints.
I just wanted to thank you again for being such an awesome crucial part of our wedding, we’re still having people rave about our awesome interactive DJ and how our wedding is the best they’ve ever been too, which is pretty darn awesome!
Thank you again for such an unforgettable night! Scott and I couldn’t have imagined a better night! Thank you for everything!
DJ Haymaker was fantastic for our wedding reception 🙂
Highly recommend him to anyone for any occasion. He worked one on one with myself and my husband to make our reception feel like our own 🙂 and had everyone one on the dance floor young and old.
Thank you so much for our special evening that will be truly unforgettable.
We had the most fabulous time at our December 29th wedding. We were so worried that with only 40 people the reception might be hard to pull off. Boy were we wrong!!
You kept our guests laughing and having such a fabulous time that they are still talking about it 3 weeks later. Just last night I had a friend over who was telling me that she has never had that much fun at a wedding. She had never seen the newlywed or survivor games before and was still laughing about it. Our small group ranged in age from the 80’s to the 20's and we were all dancing the night away. On facebook my daughter wrote "who needs to go to the clubs when you can go to our family weddings!".
Even before the wedding you were so helpful with tips and planning ideas. Things I would never have thought of. I was unsure myself of playing 'games' at the wedding but after we met with you we were all very excited for the big night.
I have NEVER had such a fun time at a wedding before.
Thank you Jeff for making our wedding such a fun and entertaining time for Mike and myself, our families and our guests.
Lori and Mike
We had the most fabulous time at our December 29th wedding. We were so worried that with only 40 people the reception might be hard to pull off. Boy were we wrong!!
You kept our guests laughing and having such a fabulous time that they are still talking about it 3 weeks later. Just last night I had a friend over who was telling me that she has never had that much fun at a wedding. She had never seen the newlywed or survivor games before and was still laughing about it. Our small group ranged in age from the 80’s to the 20's and we were all dancing the night away. On facebook my daughter wrote "who needs to go to the clubs when you can go to our family weddings!".
Even before the wedding you were so helpful with tips and planning ideas. Things I would never have thought of. I was unsure myself of playing 'games' at the wedding but after we met with you we were all very excited for the big night.
I have NEVER had such a fun time at a wedding before.
Thank you Jeff for making our wedding such a fun and entertaining time for Mike and myself, our families and our guests.
On behalf of the Okanagan Chefs Association many thanks for being a big part of a fantastic evening last night.
Your energy, timing and attention to detail were very much appreciated by all.
Looking forward to having you with us again in 2012.
All the best,
Geoffrey S. Couper President - CCFCC Okanagan Chefs Association OCA Chef of the Year 2009
Dj Haymaker was a huge part of our wedding day. From the planning before the ceremony and reception to the actual day. We met with him a few times before our wedding day going over songs, games and stories. He also kept in touch with us through email, which was very helpful as we lived 9 hours away. Jeff's goal was to make sure our wedding day was fun and a big party. It definitely turned out to being just that! During the reception Jeff had a lot of great games planned out. He got all our family and friends involved in the games which was a ton of fun! One of our favorite games we played was Survivor. Survivor brought both of our friends and families together to compete with other tables. One of the highlights of the night! All the music played during the ceremony and reception was chosen by us. Jeff would make sure he played music that we loved. He also played requests from our family and friends which made them get up and dance even more. There were times during the reception where he played 5 of our favorite songs. We loved that and did not expect it! When the night was coming to an end, Jeff played some great songs so everyone left on a good and excited note.
October 15th, 2011 was one of the greatest and fun nights of our lives and Jeff was one of the reasons why this was possible. He is such a great entertainer and DJ. I would definitely recommend Dj Haymaker for any special event or occasion.
Thanks again Jeff. We had such a fun night and we think about it everyday still and wish we could do it all over again! Talk to you soon!
Thank you so much for making our National Sales Meeting Dinner/Awards Evening a HUGE SUCCESS! Like I had mentioned when we first talked, this was our first National Sales Meeting since the merge of our two divisions and we needed to make ABSOLUTELY SURE that people were going to have a FUN TIME together!
Well the SURVIVORS GAME did it BIG TIME! You were right, it was the best thing to do to launch a great evening!
You were so quick to feel the group and I know that it was largely due to your experience! Everyone enjoy SURVIVOR and everyone is still talking about it being the best thing they've seen!
Jeff, you had the perfect energy the entire night, you understood our group and the evening went beyond all our expectations! It was great to have you in charge and I knew that people were to have a great time all night long!
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!
Most sincerely, Danielle
Thanks soooo much for all your wonderful talent yesterday! We had an amazing, unforgettable day and the evening was so much fun. Thanks again for making the day so awesome! You impressed so many people and everything went very smooth because of you. We were also very happy with your song choices, everyone had a BLAST!
As far as feedback for the wedding, we had the best time. Nothing but amazing comments on how awesome the entertainment was that evening, especially the games. A few of our friends said it was the "funnest wedding ever". My sister was blown away with the way you made things flow through the evening, and you kept the timeline right on track, which was great, because without you, it would've likely been a gong show!!!
Thanks for all the fun and keeping everyone lively. Even my 80 year old grandpa (who never, ever dances) was up there having a great time with the hats! The hats were awesome!
Even though I have seen you at weddings before, it was really neat to have you at ours. You impressed everyone and made the day a complete blast!
Thanks for all your help 🙂
Just wanted to thank you again for the awesome entertainment on Saturday night at our Nephew's wedding!.. You were outstanding.. And even tho I couldn't drag my husband up on the dance floor more than once.. The entertainment was awesome!.. Thanks for making our Mom's night!... Irene had a BLAST and talked about it the whole way home!
Thanks again!! Melissa & Allan Martin
Hi Jeff! Were just back from our honeymoon and it was great! Yes people are still talking about "wow that dj"! Thanks you so much you made our day so wonderful!
* Jeff was an amazing DJ/MC! The experience he gave us and our guests on our wedding day/ reception was so unbelievable. Timing on everything was great, the day and night ran smoothly because of him. He got everyone going, and when we say everyone, we mean everyone, even that "stiff" friend or family member you have will be right up there with a crazy hat on shaking their hips trying to "score"! LOL........ You will see and love it!!!! The professionalism he shows and the friendship he makes with you truly leaves you feeling confident in knowing your event will be great....but just wait and see....... it will be more then great!
Thanks again Jeff! We will never forget the great efforts you went to, to make our day extraordinary special! *
xoxo Mr and Mrs Gibson!!!
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- “An email from the groom in my inbox when I woke up the day after their wedding!"
Krissy and I just wanted to thank you again for a fantastic night last night. At our open house today all of our guest were raving about what a fantastic time they had and that it was the best wedding they have ever been to. you did a great job for us and we can’t tell you how much we appreciate it.
Thank You so much!!! James and Krissy Gibson.
We wanted to send you huge thanks for the tremendous job you did on our wedding! It was the BEST DAY EVER, and you were a big part of the reason why.
The games we played (Survivor, "Copy-the-Kiss", Flag Game) were the perfect icebreakers for our crowd, and really got people moving, mingling and laughing. The hat trunk was such a hit - by the end of the night every guest was wearing one - even the grandparents! It made for fantastic photo ops.
You handled the crowd like a true professional, and the evening had a great flow. People kept complimenting us on 'our awesome DJ'. The mix of music was wonderful, and you captured all the songs we specially requested while still managing to get everyone out on the dance floor. Reading our crowd of guests so well kept the energy up for the whole night, what a blast!
We've recommended your services to a friend getting married in Kelowna next year, and will continue to recommend your services because we had such an incredible time. Thanks again.
Not sure if you remember us, but you did our wedding back in Feb of 2010. Just wanted to say hi again and let you know that in the last year and a half we have had at least 4 people from our wedding ask for your info…must’ve made some kind of impression 😉
You had asked me a long time ago what I wanted people to say about my wedding a year later…it worked!
Thanks again…you were amazing then, and I bet you just keep getting better!
We hired Jeff as our DJ and MC for our September 2011 wedding. Our immediate impression of Jeff was great, loved the energy and enthusiasm that he brought, this continued right through till our wedding day.
He had the tools to enable us to make decisions for music and his knowledge was apparent when we needed help. He was organized and had the experience to allow our special day to go off without a hitch. Everything that he said would happen, happened!
Our guests are still talking about what a fantastic time they had with games and the entertainment, the music was amazing- song after song. For the guests who couldn’t make it talked about what a great time they "heard" they missed!
Jeff had suggestions for the reception and ceremony as well as being open to ideas that we wanted to implement. After engaging the crowd and getting a feel for our guests, he was able to custom make our reception as to the comfort of the crowd.
He exceeded our high expectation for being an amazing DJ. We highly recommend Jeff Hay for any of your entertainment needs.
I have included some of the comments made by our friends and family:
"It was awesome, we had so much fun!"
"Had a blast at the wedding!!"
"We had such a great time sista!'
"Heard the wedding was a blast... wish we could have been there!!!'
"We had such a good time at your wedding!!!"
"Just wanted to say that your wedding was one of the most beautiful I have ever attended! Not to mention super fun!! It was a really great day and night!"
"Your guys wedding was the best wedding we have ever been to…the dance floor was never empty!"
"Just wanted to say great wedding!"
Thank you very much Jeff for making or special day that much more, Danny and Jamie.
Feedback from Mother and Father of the Bride
I just wanted to send you a note to let you know how much we appreciated all you did to make our daughter’s fairy tale wedding come true! Chelsea was telling us about you last summer, before she and Matt were even engaged. Now we understand why she was so excited when you had August 27th open. At the beginning when you said, you wanted everyone to walk away saying this was the best wedding they had ever been to…. Well we have been hearing that over and over from our guests. Thanks for paying attention to every little detail, and taking away any stress Chelsea would have otherwise had.
I think my favourite part was when you introduced the head table. I thought it was nice for the guests to know how Chelsea and Matt knew their bridesmaids and grooms men. The little extra you added to each one was hilarious! It wasn’t until you introduced the Stacey, the second bridesmaid, that I realized the extra info. As I could easily see Jessica as the head of a roller derby team.
Thanks again for making the most important day in our daughter’s life so perfect!
Sincerely, April and Randy Penner (parents of the bride)
p.s. plus I appreciated your help with Chelsea’s dress at the ceremony. I wasn’t sure what we were going to do to have it lined up properly.
Thank you so much for all your work during the wedding.
We had so many compliments about the reception and how fun it was and how great a job you did.
Apart from being the steward of all that fun Sandi and I really appreciated your cool demeanour and the personal support you gave to both of us during that day.
Thank you so much for being such a big part of our successful day!!!
Paul Schultz and Sandi Shannon Schultz
WOW WOW WOW!!!!
What an amazing wedding day and I have SO many thank you's to give out to you!! I'm constantly getting comments like 'best wedding I've ever been too'. Seriously LOVED what you did, it was awesome!! I know our family likes to party but the dance floor was PACKED the entire night, hah!!
Everything was so perfect!!
I'm still smiling and laughing when I think about the day 🙂
Your one and only....stalker!!!
Thanks for the fantastic job at our wedding. You created the perfect atmosphere for our wedding.
As you know, I was a nervous bride, wondering and hoping that the day would go by smoothly. Everything ran super smooth, and I was able to enjoy my day with my guests!
Weeks after, we are still getting told how amazing and fun our wedding was. We were told that we have "set the bar" for weddings.
People keep asking us if we're related to you because you seemed to "know us so well."
I couldn't imagine our day without any other DJ then you!!
From the Mother of the Bride…
Four years ago, we attended our cousin's wedding where Jeff Hay was the D.J. and my family of 6 had the best time of any wedding reception EVER! We had SO much FUN I vowed that which ever one of my children would get married next, "The Haymaker" would be the planning priority on my list.
Well, two years later, my daughter became engaged and we immediately booked Jeff, two years in advance!
More than a D.J. Jeff Hay is pure entertainment and makes your wedding a FUN PARTY! So many of our guests raved about how much FUN they had.
Leticia Vecchio (mother of the bride)
Jeff, what can we say... "You make life easy."
After our first meeting we knew we wanted DJ Haymaker as both DJ and our Wedding MC. It took a lot of pressure off of our friends and family members that we would have asked to MC, and truly allowed everyone to have an amazing evening. Jeff took the time to learn who we were as a couple, what our interests and personalities were like, and address any potential concerns that we may have had before on our special day. Jeff's experience with weddings was very evident by the questions he asked and he was able to make some terrific suggestions regarding our location, layout, and timing of events during the evening.
For everyone reading this, Jeff Hay has many talents. He is extremely professional and first and foremost puts the bride and groom's interests above everything else. As our Wedding MC, he coordinated the food with our arrival to the hall, warmed the crowd up with a series of amazing 'games', and caught all the small details we missed. He also has an incredible ability to read the crowd during the night and keeps the party moving so there is never a dull moment. People are still talking about how much fun they had at our wedding. It's truly a pleasure working with someone who loves their profession - and with Jeff it shows.
Thank you again for a terrific day!
I just wanted to drop you a line and say thanks so much for being the best DJ ever! We've had quite a few guests say it was the best wedding ever so we did good!
You were such a help during the planning of the wedding and knowing you are awesome at what you do put my mind at ease quite often.
You're the best! Thanks again 🙂
Jeff!! Awesome night!! It was so good. My dad especially was so impressed. He had a great time and even remarked he hasn't had "THAT much fun at a wedding in a very long time"!! He had fun....could u tell??
Everyone has been saying that it was great... as we hoped they would! Thanks to you!! I was worried that being a Sunday people would pack 'er in early but totally not the case at All. The day was flawless and so organized. It was great.
Oh and one more thing....I think I've changed my mind for our first dance song....haha. Just kidding!! Thanks for making our day so great! Here is a testimonial for your website too!
Jeff Hay/DJ Haymaker is an awesome DJ. PERIOD
From the earliest stages of planning our wedding, Jeff was completely involved and excited to help us create the perfect day. He got to know my fiance and I and our daughter as individuals and as a family and incorporated it all into our wedding celebration.
He had our guests out on the dance floor all night, whether they were dancing or playing games, they were having a great time. I had so many guests tell me that they have never had so much fun at a wedding ever! Jeff has my highest recommendation. He truly made our wedding what it was. And it was fabulous! Thanks Jeff!! It was awesome!
We are so glad that we booked DJ Jeff Haymaker for our wedding. Giving him the MC duties was the best decision ever. First off, Jeff single-handedly managed the timing with the kitchen, the bar, the wedding planner, and the guests when we were running late after pictures. Because of Jeff's throuough process for pre-interview questions for us and with our face to face meeting with him a year prior to the event, we got to know him and had the total confidence to pass total control over to him when the time came. Let me tell you, he literally ran the show for us - and made our day much more enjoyable as we were able to sit back and have fun.
That is only the beginning though! One of Jeff's finest attributes is to judge the crowd, and adapt. When people are crying, he will make them laugh. If they are getting bored, he'll have something to get everyone's attention. After the speeches, we played a couple different games - but the best by all accounts was the 'Survivor' game. It involves someone from each table peforming a series of tasks with one person eliminated each round. I won't ruin the final round, but let me tell you by the end of this game everyone was laughing so hard and it definitely got everyone's spirits up and got them ready to dance! Then come dance time, Jeff sets out a chest of different hats for guest to wear - we had the two grandmas up and dancing with cheeseburger and hot dog styrofoam hats on! I've never seen one grandma dance in my whole life, nevermind two! I could not beleive it, but 90% of our guests were on the dance floor all night!
We highly recommend Jeff. Right from the get go he stated he was very excited to be part of our big day. Our guests (and our) feedback shows. All of our guests did call our event the wedding of the century. It was totally to the whole entertainment Jeff provides as a DJ and MC. We can honestly say we do not wish our big day went any other way. I'd like to thank Jeff again for the great memories, as they will definitely last a lifetime.
Our wedding went flawlessly, and it was largely due to the experience and professionalism of Jeff Hay.
We asked him to do our ceremony music as well as the reception, and it was well worth it; smooth execution and on top of everything without being noticed (sounds impossible, but Jeff can do it!)
Not only did he write up our timeline, he helped us stick to it. The games he chose for our crowd were amazing! Everyone got a good laugh getting to know us and our parents better. And, as promised, even the timid and shy got right into it.
The great aunt's all agreed "That Jeff Hay fellow is just wonderful!" And the kids were absolutely sure "Best night of our lives!"
Jeff's rapport with children is amazing, and the suitcase of tricks was a huge hit!
We HIGHLY recommend The Haymaker to anyone and everyone who is ready and willing to have a great night, party and dance all the way until last call.
I can't believe how much fun our wedding was! You nailed it..
It was still classy and yet not a single boring moment.
From the beginning we knew we were getting the best.. and somehow you gave us more! Thank you for spending so much time with us before the wedding, making sure we got everything we wanted!
From the start to the finish there was not a single flaw! My friends all want to know how far you are willing to travel to DJ their weddings!
Thanks for making our special day the most memorable day ever!
We wanted to send along another note of thanks for your amazing work with our wedding back in May. I admit that because we were having such a small group (~50 people) I wasn't initially sure whether hiring a DJ would be worth the expense for a small group. But we're SO glad we went ahead and booked you - it made a world of difference for our reception and was worth every cent.
I can't overstate how much we appreciate all you were able to help us with -- it went way beyond just helping us choose music! You really listened when we first talked about the type of wedding we wanted and you caught on to details right from the get-go. In the week leading up to the wedding you were so helpful as we set the timeline/schedule for the reception (and I appreciate how you worked around our busy schedule that week). And then on the day-of, you did an amazing job of reading the crowd and getting everybody involved in your great post-dinner/pre-dance games. I would say to your future clients, even if you think games won't be "your thing," do consider Jeff's suggestions - I never would have imagined how well they turned out!
True to your word, we've had so many of our guests tell us that our wedding was the most fun and entertaining one they had ever been to -- and so much of that is because of you!
Also, we want to extend a special thanks to you for being so genuinely enthusiastic and supportive throughout our planning. It meant a lot that you seemed so happy and excited to be helping make our day so memorable!
DJ Haymaker played a pivotal role in the huge success of our recent June 2011 wedding! I would highly recommend his services to anyone in the Okanagan area looking for a DJ with complete confidence.
Right from the earliest stages of inquiring and booking his service, it was clear that his experience speaks for itself. He was extremely organized and professional. He also genuinely wants to make your night special and stress free. His couple's questionaire makes it easy and comfortable to share what you want to share with him, and allows him in turn to fit right into your party of selected friends and family as if he's known you as long as they have. In fact, I can honestly say I had more guests express how fantastic he was at my reception than I had complimenting my dress!
Jeff also had excellent and informed suggestions throughout the planning process to help make our wedding a night to remember. From the ceremony layout and song choices, to the reception timeline and activities, when he has ideas or suggestions to make your event more fun you can trust him with confidence! For example, he helped us break our reception up a bit by adding some hilarious games that the tables could participate in.
He couldn't have been more right about the difference those games can make in dance participation and keeping the party going. Even over a month after our wedding I'm still hearing guests talk about it and specifically they're talking about the elements and party games that Jeff brought to the night.
I really felt that we were completely taken care of and that he made it easy for us to just relax and enjoy the party knowing that everything was going to go perfectly and stay on track. He kept us in the loop of what was coming throughout the evening, while not burdening us with details we didn't need to worry about.
I can't speak highly enough in praise of Jeff for what he did for us and our wedding. I hope that anyone reading this is fortunate enough to have an upcoming event that they need a DJ for, because if so - you've found the man for the job!
\Jeff, Thanks for being such a great DJ - we'll never forget how you made our wedding celebration so memorable!
Planning a wedding from out of town is never the easiest thing to do, but I think we surrounded ourselves in the best the Okanagan has to offer, and the result was amazing.
Right from our first contact with Jeff, everything seemed to fit well and the stress level dropped substantially. It was like we had known each other for years!
Jeff worked around our schedule, was quick to suggest ideas and responsive to our own. He was really big on making this our wedding, and best suited to us.
He took the time to familiarize himself with a new location and a tricky setting, allowing the event to flow much smoother and making a few less decisions for me.
On the day of the wedding, Jeff ensured that people were in the right spots, knew their cues and he wasn't phased by the minor delays. At the reception, he read the crowd to a tee, keeping us laughing and dancing throughout the night. Numerous guests have commented that this was the best wedding they have been to, or the one they had the most fun at.
We really enjoyed working with Jeff. I can't imagine how the wedding would have gone without him on our team.
Thanks again Jeff!
When we first started planning our wedding we had to ask around about venues, photographers, music, flowers etc... We kept hearing "You have to use Dj Haymaker"
From our first meeting with Jeff, we felt so comfortable with him and were very impressed with all his suggestions and ideas he had.
The night of our wedding we were blown away. He made the evening fun right from the start and kept it going till the last dance.
During the evening, our guests would come to us and ask " Who is he related to?" He was so personable, people thought he was part of the family.
It has been 3 weeks since our wedding, and we are still having people comment, they haven't had that much fun at a wedding in a long time.
The interactive games were a blast!!!
Absolutely the only Dj to use for your wedding or any function.
Thank you again for everything you did to make our wedding as special and fun as it was. It was the best day of our lives and will never forget it.
We all love you From the Anton/Andrich families
Having attended a wedding DJ Haymaker performed at we knew we were getting a top end entertainer however we were pleasantly surprised that we got so much more.
During the planning stages DJ Haymaker was readily available and took much of the stress out of the process by offering exceptional guidance and through his experience provided a number of suggestions that in the end made our big day even better. The ceremony was beautifully done offering a classy atmosphere with a pinch of fun, which was exactly what we wanted! The most telling thing about DJ Haymaker's ceremony performance is that, like a good referee you did not notice he was there because the music flowed so well.
As for the reception the resounding feedback we received following the wedding is that it was the ‘funnest’ wedding our guests have ever attended and we could not agree more! DJ Haymaker was a big part of making the night so fun. He kept guests engaged with an array of games from Survivor to The Newlywed Game that got guests on their feet and not wanting to miss a moment. With all the fun and entertainment aside what really made DJ Haymaker a great DJ and MC for the evening was how well he created the atmosphere we discussed leading up to the wedding.
It was everything we had hoped for and couldn't imagine a better performance on DJ Haymaker's part.
Our experience with DJ Haymaker started the moment we found out that we were going to have him DJ our wedding.
We met with him soon after we heard the great news, and so the planning began! DJ Haymaker came to us with an open and creative mind, dedicated to creating the perfect day for us. He wanted to get to know us, and to help us; he was there for us as more than just a DJ.
When the big day finally came, we knew that we didn’t have to worry about a thing. DJ Haymaker did more for us than we could ever ask for. His flexibility and mobility allowed us to have music in our remote ceremony location (3 hours away!!), and also a great set up for our reception.
Jeff created a flow for our ceremony, and then took control of the crowd at our reception and really made every lasting memory that much more amazing. His knowledge of music really provided the backbone to the party that we were hoping for. He was able to read the crowd and play the right music for the right moments. At the end of the day, we would not hesitate for a second to recommend DJ Haymaker for any event!
Mark and I just wanted to thank you for all the work you did to make our day so great and wonderful. It was an absolute pleasure to work with you throughout the last months of preparing and organizing for the wedding! Despite one or two hiccups in the weather, everything went off without a hitch and Mark and I ended up having an absolute awesome time!!
In fact by the end of night - just like you predicted - we had guests coming up to us saying just how much fun they were having! Great time!!! We know that in lieu of the weather, you had to do a few last minute rearrangements and all your behind-the-scenes work including reassuring a frazzled bride did not go unnoticed even for a minute!
Thank you so much, Jeff, for everything!!
Jeff, I have to tell you that each and every person I spoke to both that night as well as those I'm connecting with since have all told me the same thing - our wedding was by FAR the best wedding that they have EVER attended! Jacob's grandfather on his dads side hasn't spoken more than 15 words to me in the last 5 years and I almost fell off my chair when he came up and told me that our wedding kicked ass and that his experience at weddings in the future will forever pale in comparison to ours....
I think that was one of the best gifts I got that night and I have YOU to thank for it all!
We knew that you were gonna bring the roof down but we didn't expect what you brought to our wedding day.... so from the bottom of my toes to the tip of my nose, I say THANK YOU for making our special day so much better!!!
We have been meaning to thank you and tell you that we received fabulous feedback from many people from the dance you did for Watson Road Elementary.
Everyone had so much fun that they are hoping you will come back and do it again sometime!
Hope you were able to get some future bookings from our event. I'm sure many people will be promoting you and your business.
Thanks again and we'll be in touch to hopefully do it again next year.
Marie DeGruchy & Michelle Kam
We got married in the Mayan Riviera, Mexico in March 2011 and wanted to have a reception on our return to Kelowna. Since we were already married.. we were totally focused on just having a GREAT PARTY with our family and friends that weren't with us in Mexico. I (Sarah) started my search online looking for the perfect DJ for our party. When I approached my soon-to-be husband with the name DJ Haymaker, I was shocked when he told ME that the same DJ was recommended to him by a friend. PERFECT.
When we first met with Jeff to discuss our vision, we were thrilled with his enthusiasm, positive energy, his great suggestions, and his flexibility. Jeff was our MC at our reception/party and had such great energy the entire night. He totally understood our vision for the evening and executed it perfectly. It was far beyond our expectations. It was so great that we didn't have to worry about a single thing the entire night.
Jeff suggested some games for our party and at first, I admit, I was a little leery. I had never played games at a wedding before. The games sounded fun so we went for it! We played some great games including 'Survivor' which totally engaged the crowd and got everyone ready to party! Everyone LOVED Jeff's box of hats. The games and the hats were great ice breakers and totally brought everyone together!
Jeff could totally read the crowd on the dance floor. He started the night off playing songs that were easy for everyone to dance to. At one point in the night Brent and I looked at the clock in absolute disbelief... it was 1:30 am and the dance floor was PACKED with people that were GIVING 'ER! It was great! (And thanks for being so patient with my mom and her many requests!! Hahaha!)
We had such a great time and so did our guests. We will never forget that special night! (We still talk about it!) Thank you so very much!
Just wanted to put down in to writing all the amazing feedback we had from our wedding!
From Aaron’s first phone call to you and my first meeting with you we knew you had to be a part of our wedding and your promise to make it ‘the best wedding ever,’ did not disappoint. From start to finish you were there to answer any and all questions I had regarding the wedding, music and DJ related or not.
Every time I even started to think we hadn’t touched base and should there was an email in my inbox with another simple question. You were invaluable with planning the timeline and assisting of emcee for the evening.
I felt relaxed and comfortable the entire day of the wedding knowing that things were just going to happen and trusted you entirely to make them happen. The music and mics at the ceremony we perfect, while the games at the reception were wonderful and got everyone ready to party.
Oh, and the videos are priceless! Comments from friends have included; ‘Where did you find him? He was awesome’ and ‘My stomach hurts from laughing so much!’
I don’t think the dance floor ever cleared out from start to finish. You read the crowd really well but still managed to play songs that we wanted to hear, as obscure as some of them may have been.
For ourselves, our families and friends, you were worth every penny! We couldn’t have asked for a better wedding. We I would recommend you to anyone looking for a DJ for their wedding or event.
Earl’s Restaurant Interior Awards Night and PartySummerland Resort/Locals Lounge Summerland, BCMarch 27, 2011
Just wanted to send a quick ‘thank you’ for providing our music on Tuesday night!
You totally read our crowd and gave them an awesome time on the dance floor – who knew our region had so many people that love to "Dougie"?!
The addition of the music during dinner and the awards ceremony was also hugely appreciated.
Thanks again for your time and help.
Mum and Dad fly out this morning but they wanted me to say -
"[Jeff] was wonderful at our daughters wedding. He played songs that meant special things to our family, he also played music to suit all ages, and the "hatbox" was amazing! He was really good fun. You'll love him, a very friendly guy, full of enthusiasm and he went that extra mile to make us all feel very special. I'd take him back to England if I could!" Sue Snell (my Mum)
"From start to finish Jeff was by my side guiding me through the unknown world of weddings! His advice and confidence was extremely reassuring and put me at ease. He made the whole experience very personal, remembering key peoples names and finding songs which suited my family down to a tee! He was very professional during the ceremony and during the reception he addressed our guests and made them feel involved and part of the whole day. His games and jokes are very well done and injected at just the right times. I feel like I have found a secret gem in the Okanagan and hope to use his services again - even if it is only for a house party!"
Emma Snell (the Bride)
Jeff, you were amazing.. from the moment we met you, we wanted you to be a part of our big day.
You offered help and expertise with not only music, timelines, games, MC duties etc, but also helped us remember what they day was all about. Our meetings in the planning stages were so helpful, we always left feeling less stressed and more excited about the celebration to come!
Your involvement in our wedding ceremony at the church allowed us to enjoy every moment of it without worrying about organizing people, the music, and getting the ceremony started and running smoothly.
We had many family members and friends tell us that was the best reception they had ever been to. You helped us create a timeline specific to our wants and needs, we were able to spend lots of time visiting with friends and family and you kept everything on track from the wedding party entrance, awesome icebreaker games, facilitating dinner, speeches and getting everyone pumped for the dancing with a game we will never forget "Survivor"
When it came time for us to leave the party we still had many guests young and old who worked it on the dance floor until the final song at the end of the night. Looking back we have only positive memories of a day of celebration with the people we know and love.
Thank you for becoming a significant part of our marriage celebration! Hope to see you again soon at our friends wedding’s in the future, you will be highly recommended!
Having been a bartender for years I know the value of a good party! I've heard the good, bad, and ugly when it comes to DJs... and then I've heard DJ Haymaker. He falls into into a category all of his own - SUPERB! Over the course of a year I heard DJ Haymaker entertaining guests every Friday, Saturday and Sunday night at weddings and Christmas parties at the Harvest Golf Club where I tended bar. You would think after so many nights of hearing the same DJ that I would get bored - not the case! Without fail, every party-goer who came to my bar loved him... it's definitely thanks to him that I had to work so many late nights - people just wouldn't go home when he was there.
When I got engaged I knew I needed Jeff Hay aka DJ Haymaker to DJ my wedding. I wanted the biggest, best, and most spectacular wedding around and knew that Jeff was the guy to make it happen. I can be difficult to work with - I want what I want when I want it. Jeff was instrumental in making everything I wanted happen. From meeting with us to plan everything, sourcing some difficult to find songs for our ceremony, working out last-minute details and basically acting as DJ-meets-wedding-planner, Jeff was nothing short of amazing!!
We had a very diverse crowd of people - from age 19 - 90. Jeff made sure that everyone had a great time - when it looked like people were about to leave, Jeff would do some quick thinking DJ Magic and play a song to get them all back up on the floor again. Our party raged on all night thanks to Jeff! He made sure people stayed hyped up and ready to party.
Everyone at the wedding commented that Jeff was worth his weight in gold. Even my 90 year old grandfather thought the games and activities were fun! Yes, games at a wedding!! It was a great ice breaker and allowed everyone to let loose in preparation to get their party on! I would not hesitate to recommend DJ Haymaker for whatever event you may be having.
If you a bridezilla like me I can assure you that nothing shocks him! He will put your worries at easy and he will treat you with the utmost respect and professionalism! You better book him early though - DJ Jeff Haymaker is highly in demand!!!
Thanks so much Jeff! Kristy and Cary!
We want to let you know what a great help you have been to Ryan and myself, from the initial planning right up to the day of our wedding. We booked you before anything else and the help you provided to us about other aspects of the wedding (photographer and venue, etc.) were crucial in making our wedding as great as it was.
We could always count on you for feedback and ideas. On the wedding day itself, you were organized and made sure we knew exactly where we were supposed to be and what time things should be done. We did not feel stressed at all and the night flowed so seamlessly that we were able to relax and have fun!
The games and activities made the night unforgettable and your ability to make everyone in my wedding party feel important was so special; we had a wedding party of 12 and they commented that you knew their names!! That was awesome. Ryan and I felt that you were able to capture exactly what we had in mind for our wedding and the day was perfect!!
We are so grateful to have had you be a part of our day. We would recommend you to anyone that wants their wedding to be everything they dreamed of!! People are still commenting on what a great wedding it was and how much fun they had; we have had more than one person say that it was the most fun wedding they had ever been to!! So Thank you again Jeff for the best day of our lives!!
Alicia & Ryan Mayne
Also Jeff...here is what my mom wanted to say...
We cannot tell you how important you were in making our daughters reception “the best time ever!” You proved to be the ice breaker that brought friends and strangers together. Even weeks after the wedding your performance is the talk of many conversations. Thank you for delivering on your promise to make it the most unforgettable evening. We will recommend you to my co-workers, friends and family.
Thank you again, Brian & Karen Cox
From the Mother of the Bride…
Where to start........
We were very excited to have DJ Haymaker at my daughter's wedding.
We had experienced Jeff in action at other events and knew the energy he could put into an evening. We were not disappointed.
From immediately after the ceremony to the last dance of the evening Jeff kept the evening flowing.
Tasteful, fun, action packed, exceptionally amusing it was all there.
The dance floor was full from the first song to the last, credit also to the amazing crowd we had at the wedding but also to Jeff's skills in reading that crowd.
The first time I met Jeff I just had the girls with me. Right off the bat I loved his energy, all of his ideas, willingness to help and especially his personality! I knew right away, he was the guy for Rob and I to have on our special day. The weeks leading up to the wedding, as per normal, were a tad stressful- a HUGE thank you to Jeff for helping me with that. Getting the time line and introductions/bios all figured out was a blast.
I must say I was all for the, what did we call them Jeff, "ice breakers" (games), from the beginning....Rob, not so much. He didn't want our special day to turn into, in his words, a circus. Boy was he (and I was too) pleasantly surprised! The games were all enjoyable and they were all huge hits, a great way for both sides to interact and get to know each other
Everything from the start of the ceremony to the end of the evening was PERFECT! full of energy and I must say a packed dance floor ALL night (which was our goal). The only complaint I had that day was that it had to come to an end. It is just awesome to hear people still talking about how much fun they had at our wedding... and " wow, where did you find that DJ, he was AWESOME! ".
Thank you so much Jeff for having a huge part in making our day so incredibly special.
We just wanted to take the time to thank you once again for the amazing job you did as our Wedding DJ and MC. From the first time we met, right up until the last guests left, you were so helpful and always professional. Your ideas and suggestions, calming presence, and energetic personality were invaluable to the success of our big day.
The whole day truly went off without a hitch. With your helpful advice and organizational skills, we were able to put together the perfect ceremony. Everything flowed so well. And then the reception, oh the reception! Everyone had such an amazing time! The games we played were terrific ice breakers and really brought everyone together. Your MC skills were top notch as well, and you had everyone laughing and enjoying themselves all night. You were able to make everyone feel included and comfortable, which was very important to us. The dance had to be our favourite part of the night though. From beginning to end you were able to keep the dance floor packed! We have never experienced such an amazing dance (nor had anyone else we spoke to). We were especially excited that you were able to accommodate some of our non-traditional song requests. You really catered to what we wanted to hear! Our wedding was so fun that we couldn't even bring ourselves to leave, we stayed until the bitter end!
We would highly recommend your services to anyone planning a wedding or other event. Thanks to all of your hard work behind the scenes, we were able to just relax and completely enjoy our special day. The amount of compliments we received about your work and the wedding in general were off the charts. We couldn't have imagined the day without you. Thanks Jeff, you are the best!!
So wow. What can I say. I can't believe the big day has come and gone already. After meeting you in person an entire year in advance I never thought the day would actually come.
At our first meeting you were such a joy to talk to and bounce ideas off. Trenton and I were both so happy and excited to work with you, we just had to wait such a long time.
Then when the big day finally came we were both so so happy with the way everything turned out. Everything you suggested was a great idea and everyone was so shocked at the amazing job you did. I have never been to a wedding with so much laughter, excitement and energy the entire night. Everyone was out of their seat and having the best time ever if they knew people or not. The night was exactly what Trenton and I dreamed of.
You are so easy to approach and talk to and I think everyone go that impression and it felt like you were completely a part of the family which was phenomenal. I got so many complements throughout the night about how amazing you were. Everyone was completely shocked and amazed. I still to this day can't believe how good you are with names and how well you read everyone. It truly felt like you knew all of us for years not a few hours.
Thank you so much Jeff. It's has been an honor to meet and work with you and I can't imagine our day without you in it. You played such a huge role and I don't have a single complaint. Everything you did was above and beyond.......it was absolutely Perfect!!!
All the best to you and thanks again for a spectacular night!!!
P.S. Thanks again for everything. I don't know how to explain in words how pleased we were with everything.
Jeff asked us what kind of wedding we wanted to have and what we wanted people to remember the most. We told him we wanted a fun, magical, unique and WOW wedding and that’s just what he gave us. We could not be more pleased with his personalized custom service to us before, during and after the wedding. People say that a DJ can make or break your wedding and we, our families and our friends, feel that Jeff MADE our wedding. Everyone had a brilliant time, his games and the way he MC’d for us was off the charts and we would hire him again in a heartbeat to do any other party we might be throwing in the future.
- Jeff rocked the house! He made our Wedding... LEGEND!
Just wanted to pass along some feedback we are getting about the wedding.
Auntie Diane - "the best wedding reception I have ever been to"
Larry - "Definitely worth having for any kind of event. He seems to mold to the crowd"
Craig and Joy - "the guy was awesome!"
Auntie Gay - "I haven't had that much fun in probably 20 years".
Uncle Don and Aunt Betty - "oh Man he was good. we want to hire him for our daughters wedding."
Dalyce - "Thank you for making sure this wedding didn't turn into a big old family dinner. With your fun games and quick wit... you had us busting a gut laughing and partying like it was 1999."
Mom - "One of the most enjoyable wedding experiences I've ever had. I'm impressed that he made a point of learning guests names in order to personalize his show to the party, made it feel like he himself was a guest too. Very nice. His games were creative and fun and he provided an atmosphere where even the most shy of people let down their hair and let loose. Amazing!"
So Jeff I am not that great with words but you were very helpful. your recommendations for the caterer proved yummy. you saved us a lot of work by being at the wedding ceremony location to do the wedding music then rippin back to my house to be there when the guests showed up for the reception. you provided the perfect kind of games that entertained all the ages 5 years to 86 years old. you made everyone feel so comfortable, some one even gave up there bra for the sake of "surviving" . the music and lighting added the perfect atmosphere for all ages to let loose and dance till they ran out of breath.... and you left out the macarena.... thank you!
Oh and thank you for not chickening out when the cops came because we were having too much fun and being too loud! however thanks for calling it quits right away when the cops called back warning us of a fine that was coming if we didn't make you stop, cause there ain't no such thing as having too much fun!
Dalyce (sister of the bride)
If you have even spoken to Jeff on the phone you get a great idea of how much enthusiasm he will bring to your celebration. He is fully involved in the process from the start and even plays the role of wedding planner with his hints and tips. He really gets involved and knew the names of many of our guests by the end of the night.
We can't say enough about how much Jeff added to our day. He made the timing of the reception run so smoothly and it was the most fun we have had all year. We didn't want to leave at the end of the night! My uncle said it was the most fun he has had in many years, and he is in his sixties! All of our guests said the same thing - 'It was the most fun I have ever had at a wedding'. The games were great and Jeff is a pro at getting everybody on the dance floor because he plays such a great mix of songs. There is not a single dull moment because, as emcee, he always keeps the momentum rolling.
Of all the stupid stuff that you end up spending money on for a wedding (and believe me, especially in the last three weeks there is A LOT) booking Jeff as your DJ is worth every penny. If I had to give up on other stuff to afford him I would!
Jeff, thanks very much for an absolutely fantastic party. I heard the cops showed up after we left at 2:30!!
Thank you again - you really made it great!
When we started our search for a DJ, we asked several people who they recommended, and the name that kept coming up was 'DJ Haymaker'. Now we definitely know why.
The first time we met, he was able to get us instantly psyched for the party. He took the time to get to know us, and asked alot of questions about what our vision was for the perfect wedding, so that he could give us exactly what we wanted. He was able to recommend other vendors as well, which all helped us with organizing our big day. Jeff also had a large part in planning the timeline for the evening, and offered suggestions to keep the party flowing and smooth. He brought something to the planning that neither of us had: experience.
His services at the reception were everything would could have asked for and more. He really made the day easy and carefree, so that we could just enjoy ourselves. During our reception, he took care of problems as they arose, behind the scenes, without us ever knowing anything was wrong until after it was fixed. He really took a load off our shoulders, and seemed more than happy to do so.
We chose Jeff to be our MC after some discussion, because above all else, we could feel the energy and enthusiasm he brought to our meetings, and we could tell instantly that he would bring that to our wedding, because that's apart of him and his personality. We wanted someone to MC that knew us, and since we connected with Jeff so easily, we felt he would be perfect, and he was.
Throughout the night, Jeff kept the crowd entertained through his many games and activities. We particularly enjoyed the way he introduced the bridal party with 'fact fact fiction', the trivia about us that picked the order of tables for dinner, the flag game, the times when people clinked their glasses, and most of all the survivor game (which he had everyone howling). His trunk of hats was fantastic, and created a fun atmosphere.
Jeff was such a trooper, and played the music as long as we wanted, which was until aprox 3am. I loved how the dance floor was always full. Jeff did a great job of reading the crowd, and playing music that got everyone pumped. As the crowd started to drift away, Jeff kept playing music for just my husband and I to dance to, and we slow danced until 4am as Jeff gradually started putting his equipment away. He chose to play special songs that suited the moment or had personal significance to us. It was the perfect way to end the perfect evening.
At the wedding we had 150 guests, and anyone we've talked to since has told us it was the best wedding they've ever been to. From ages 10 to age 90, all of our guests have had nothing but positive things to say, and all of them keep mentioning the DJ. He has an amazing ability to read people and energies, and was able to keep the party flowing all night long, on and off the dance floor, for all age groups.
Jeff loves his job, loves what he does, and it really shows.
Jeff, thank you so much for your DJing and MCing. You really played a big part in making the day that much more special. If we ever have any functions in the future, you will defiantly be our guy, and we will certainly recommend you to others.
Since the moment we began planning our wedding day, Jeff was there to help with everything.
From choosing the perfect songs, to passing down tips for the ceremony, we were at ease during every moment spent planning with him.
When we first met Jeff, he was adamant that we would have the most memorable wedding and that our family and friends would be talking about it for years to come. Well, almost 7 months have passed, and we are still hearing positive comments from everyone about how fantastic our big day really was. “Your DJ was awesome! He sure rocked the place!” “That was the most fun I have ever had at a wedding.”
We have so many wonderful memories of our special day, and we owe a HUGE thank you to Jeff. You made it happen, just as you promised! We would recommend Jeff for any occasion in the future! Thank you so much for making our wedding day SPECTACULAR!!!
Jeff, I hope to cross paths with you again someday! We will forever recommend you to anyone requiring entertainment!! Everyone is still talking about how awesome you are!!
Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
Thanks again for doing such an incredible job and being such a big part of what we like to call "the best party ever"!
Writing this was a pleasure and of course we wouldn't hesitate to recommend you to our friends and family. All the best in the future! We hope we'll have the good luck to attend other parties dj'd by you!
Testimonial for DJ Haymaker:
If you want the wedding of the century, D.J. Haymaker is bound to get you one giant step closer. Sure you want good food and a beautiful dress, but getting the right DJ is essential to the success of your wedding. And trust us, DJ Haymaker is the best.
Right from when we first started communicating with DJ Haymaker, we were impressed with his passion and his commitment to making our wedding an unforgettable party. He was also incredibly well organized, which really helped set our minds at ease right from the start. We knew then that he was something special, but then the night of the wedding he proved that he was a one-in-a-million DJ. We got married outside on a windy day, and we were worried that most people wouldn’t be able to hear, but the sound equipment and set up were superb and everyone we asked said they could hear every word! He even chose a shirt and tie that matched our wedding colours.
Right from the start of the reception, he had us and all our guests laughing and partying – he helped set the perfect, fun mood. His games and contests were very well designed, and you could see the thought that he had put into each one. They matched the atmosphere of the event perfectly and kept everyone laughing and enjoying themselves right through dinner until the dance started. At the dance D.J. Haymaker kept energy levels high with a mix of music perfectly suited to our crowd. He even brought out a tickle trunk full of funny hats that even the people you would least expect enjoyed wearing!
If you still don’t believe how awesome he is, trust us when we say that almost everyone who was at our wedding told us it was either the most fun or one of the most fun weddings they had ever been to! Even though the rest of the wedding went very well, there is no doubt in our minds that having DJ Haymaker there really made our wedding a party that people will be talking about until we’re old and grey. Hiring DJ Haymaker was the best choice that we made!!
Katie & Tyson
My husband and I along with our two children were at Katie & Tyson's wedding on August 7th in Vernon. My name is Becky and I am Tyson's Aunt. You may remember my son...he was the one with the "Signature Move"...the head-stand...lol!
I just wanted to say a huge thanks for all you did that night! You made the night so enjoyable. We had such a good time and as you could see, so did my son Devin! You kept him going until 1am, and I have never seen him dance that hard before!
Your song selection was fantastic and your games were hilarious!
Once again..thank you! A great time was had by all...especially my son!
Warm Regards, Becky Soucie
The dust has mostly settled, we are back to the grind! We did want to say a BIG thank you again for making our wedding what it was. Our guests had an amazing time and we owe a lot of that to you.
We know this was a unique wedding for our guests because of some of the feedback we received! For example.. Darrens Grandparents (both in their 90's) were originally planning to head home to bed shortly after a bit of food and visiting. As the night went on, they kept saying "well.. we have to see what is coming up next!". Darrens Grandma not only participating in Survivor.. but was runner up! They both told us it was the most fun they have had in years. My cousins Dawn & Matt told us they haven't had a more fun night since their own wedding, 8 years ago. The dance floor was never empty, we shared so many laughs and fun times with every one of our guests, and we can't thank you enough.
As for our own feedback.. it was so nice to not have to worry about setting up the timing at the ceremony.. we didn't have to be directors at our own wedding. We just relaxed, had fun, and you took care of everything for us. The Newly Wed game had everyone laughing and interacting, same as Survivor, so much fun! We loved your creative ideas, proactive approach and HIGH energy throughout the day and night.
On top of all this there was such a personal touch, some guests thought you actually knew us personally. Our wedding truly was the celebration we wanted.. and honestly ended up better than we could have envisioned. Your service is not just "DJ".. you provided us planning.. entertainment.. organization.. fun.. laughter.. amazing music.. a day and night that flowed together perfectly.. and a party that we will never forget. Thank you!!
On a side note.. you may remember my Maid Of Honor Candace.. she is now planning her wedding in the Okanagan for next year (ironically she caught my bouquet haha). Her fiance Mike knew you from before as well as you were there for his sister Lisas wedding. They are definitely hoping to work with you as well, though they haven't yet set the date. I told them I would let you know they will be contacting you soon though. We look forward to partying with you again next summer!!
Thank you again
Oh what a day!
What can we say about your service throughout the planning of the wedding to the actual wedding day... AMAZING! You asked us what we wanted people to say about our wedding when it was done... "BEST WEDDING EVER!" and you accomplished that. You met and emailed us on many different occasions throughout our planning year, offering suggestions and ideas for our wedding. I felt comfortable asking you about different vendors for the day, knowing you were treating our wedding like it was your own.
When the wedding day arrived and there was a sudden change of location for our ceremony, you were there to greet the wedding party and let us know everything was under control. You had taken care of all the details, and most importantly ensured us that it would be an even better location, which it was.
The reception, you made it (well with some help from our wild friends)! We had so many comments throughout the night saying how wonderful you are and that this has been the best wedding they had ever been to. Not only was the music awesome for absolutely everyone there, but the games that you got everyone into made for such a great start to the evening. By far the "Survivor" game was the most entertaining to watch everyone get into (I can’t wait to play it at a wedding I go to). You kept the energy going all night long. We are so grateful for all your help and your amazing talent.
The only complaint I have about you Jeff is unfortunately you are a Toronto Maple Leaf fan, but Lee on the other hand loves you for that!
Thank you so much for what everyone is telling us was the BEST WEDDING EVER... and really it was!
Jeff was great to work with before the wedding, he was there to help and provide us with any help we needed, he made sure that our JP had a good sound system for the ceremony as well as the musician who was playing during the ceremony!
Jeff absolutely made our wedding the most amazing party ever! The dance floor was crowded with people the entire night...and the party could have continued long after the venue closed us down. Jeff did an amazing job of getting people involved after dinner, in the newlywed game, and the survivor game was so funny! The wedding was a blast and everyone, had an amazing time when the music started. Jeff did a great job of playing all sorts of music all throughout the night and everyone made the comment that he was the best DJ they had ever experienced at events.
Jeff was able to help us make our wedding into the event that we were attempting to achieve without any problems!
Kate and Alex
From a bridesmaid...
So first of all, let me just say you are by far the best dj I have ever had the pleasure to be entertained by!
I was a bridesmaid for Kate and Alex's wedding a couple weeks ago at Summerhill Winery July 30th. You were absolutely unreal and sooo much fun! I remember there was one time you accused me of not getting low enough; however, in my defense, I was clearly in no shape to be getting any lower at that point in time haha.
Anyways, I don't know if I'm really even allowed to do this, but I figured I'd try anyways. My cousin just recently got engaged to be married in May in Red Deer, Alberta. Now I know you don't do weddings outside of B.C., but I thought I'd try my luck and see with you being in the dj world and all, if you might have any idea/recommendations for somebody even remotely close to your dj'ing caliber from around the central Alberta area.
Anyways, just thought I'd ask and if nothing else, I got the chance to say thanks for making it such a fun night. Although what the heck is with 12:30 stop time!! Boourns!Also, you were the dj for my good friend Nicole Sailes back at the beginning of July and she said you were also the best dj she ever had!
Nice work. Thanks for taking the time to read. Cheers,
Michelle Mueller mm(at)ualberta.ca
Jason and I just got back froma long honeymoon, part of our time at my families cabin on the sunshine coast and a week in Maui!!! Soooo nice!
I just wanted to say THANK YOU for everything!!!! We have been talking non stop about the wedding, just reliving all the moments, which you helped to create!! You did SO MUCH wih the limited info we provided for you!!!
Jason appreciates all the help and support you provided for him prior to the ceremony, you can't imagine how much it meant to him!!! seriously!
Words can't say how much we appreciate everything!!!!!!!! thank you!
Anyway you should be getting a postcard from us soon!
again thank you so much Jeff!
Love Mr and Mrs Sklofsky (Jason and Celeste)
DJ Haymaker was an outstanding DJ/MC and addition to our wedding. He went above and beyond standard DJ services from the first time we met with him to after the wedding was over. Jeff made us feel comfortable and at ease with his ability to understand exactly what we wanted for our special day and help guide us in the planning process. He also had some great wedding ideas to share with us that we were able to incorporate into reception.
We hired him to play the music at our ceremony, which was flawless and smooth - it was so nice not to have to worry about that aspect of our wedding - we just showed up and he was there, set up and ready to go. As Jeff was also our MC he ran our reception and kept us in the loop as the night went on, making sure we had enough time to eat and mingle with the guests. As the bride and groom we truly didn't have to worry about anything except enjoying ourselves.
The games, especially "survivor," that Jeff played were a huge hit with the guests - I have never seen a wedding where so many of the guests were involved, rather than sitting in their chairs waiting for the dancing to begin. As soon as the dancing started people were on the dance floor, wearing hats, laughing and having a blast.
Jeff listened to requests from the guests and was really able to read the crowd to draw energy out of them and to determine what kind of atmosphere to provide at our wedding. One of the first comments we heard from a friend on our wedding day was not "congratulations" but "your DJ is halarious"! Since coming back from our honeymoon and seeing our friends and family we have received comments like "Your DJ was amazing" "I had the most fun I've ever had at a wedding" "Your wedding was one of the best weddings we've ever been to - the DJ was so much fun!"
We couldn't agree with our friends and family more - our wedding would not have been as well organized, fun or entertaining without DJ Haymaker.
Jeff, You were amazing and we could not have been more thrilled with our (MY) choice for a DJ 🙂 Thanks again and I wish you all the best.
So here goes with our recollections of your contribution to making our day so amazing:
Jeff was the DJ at my daughter's wedding in Kelowna in June 2008. It was a magnificent event in every way with so many incredible memories. But the one common thread in every ones memory is still being heard two years later: "That DJ was incredible"; "He made the day"; " That was the most fun wedding we have ever attended".
And so, the following year, when my partner of 14 years and I decided to plan our own wedding celebration, there was no disputing the sentiment: "We must see if we can get Jeff Hay to be our DJ". We knew he was booked well in advance so we contacted him in January of 2010 and fortunately he was free for our chosen date, July 21, 2010. We were so relieved, because we knew from our previous experience in 2008, that once we had Jeff Hay on board, everything else would fall into place.
Anyone planning a wedding knows that the costs can get out of hand very quickly, and many couples are looking for ways to save money. But through our two recent wedding experiences, our advise would be, you can cut corners here and there, but don't cut out the DJ. Especially if you can get Jeff Hay.
Jeff helps you through the planning stage, encourages you to personalize your day and has great suggestions to help you along the way. On your special day, he shows up well in advance and is incredibly organized and professional with his set up of equipment and attention to detail. From the moment your wedding begins, he takes charge to ensure that your ceremony and reception flows exactly as you had imagined. Whatever songs you request, he provides. He will read your crowd and he will ensure that everyone becomes a participant.
You will know that he has listened to what is important to you, because he will remember even the smallest details. He will even remember the names of people in your crowd and he will ensure that everyone feels included. He has a knack for incorporating funny stories with impeccable timing and he will make sure everyone has a good time. You will feel like he is part of your family.
Thank you Jeff for making our wedding day so memorable. We hope you will be around in 20 years when our grand daughter gets married!
We say this with all sincerity.
All best wishes for your future success Dianne & Kevan Worsley
PS.. Jeff, As you probably recall, we had a friend who videographed our service and parts of the reception. And as you know, the day goes by so fast, so being able to sit and watch the video has been amazing. To relive our experience through photos is one thing but being able to hear the birds chirping, the water lapping on the shore and the sound of people's laughter during the reception is amazing. It was like being there all over again. We are so glad you incorporated the games again. Everyone had such a good time!
It's a few months after our wedding, and the one re-occuring theme that keeps coming up from our guests and family members is how fabulous our DJ/MC was. He was what made our wedding.
It may seem like a strange idea to have your DJ be your MC especially when traditionally the MC is someone who knows both of you as a couple... It is the best decision you could make. Jeff is a professional who takes the time to get to know you as a couple and your family and friends so when that day arrives, there are no slow transitions, inappropriate jokes, and awkward silences. He had our guests laughing so hard they were crying before dinner even started.
He is charming, well-versed, tactful, and the best I have ever worked with. Our guests were all from Vancouver and were asking if they could fly him in for their next big wedding. They couldn't believe how much his cost was since they were willing to pay over $10,000 for him.
Jeff interacted with all our guests, and learned a lot of our 200 guests names within only a few hours of time. He was witty with the games he played, he had my oldest guests staying until 1:30am not wanting to go home. He was the best decision we made for our wedding... we were laughing days later remembering our guests fun-filled experiences, and the best day of our lives.
Ever single guest has said to us that this was the best wedding they had ever been to, and now, no one wants to get married because they don't want to follow it up with a flop.... that is unless they get Jeff!
Thanks for everything Jeff, you were amazing! I hope to have you at every other wedding I go to afterwards, otherwise I'm leaving right after the cake is cut!
We wanted to send along this testimonial for you… Thinking back to our big day I get all giddy and warm and can't help but smile and laugh, it was more amazing than I could have ever imagined it! THANK YOU for being a part of it, you played such an important role and it really allowed us, the wedding party relax and soak it all in, you took the stress off my shoulders so I could spend the night dancing with my loved ones!!! the verdict's in and it's unanimous, our family and friends keep telling us, it was the best wedding they've ever been too! I just can't get over how blessed we are to have had a perfect day, I'll away remember it, every sweet detail and feeling all the love in the room, a union of cultures, a true celebration.
Jeff had come highly recommended by our venue manager at the Harvest, she spoke not only from her client's feedback, she was also speaking from her personal experience having had the pleasure of Jeff as her DJ at her wedding as well.
Now, this bride loves to dance and have a good time but a wedding is so much more than that a song list and host bar, in our case, it was a destination wedding and a formal outdoor ceremony of two beautiful cultures uniting and in order to have a sincere celebration, there must be an organized platform in place so that the day's events run smoothly, and we wanted to treat our honoured guests to the time of their lives so we were willing to "put our money into all the right wedding expenses", this meant investing in the services that will make the most positive contribution to the whole experience.
I had researched the recommendations list and I knew visiting Jeff's site that we had to have him at our wedding and I am serious when I say that I made the necessary arrangements to change my wedding date to a day this MC extraordinaire was available to entertain us. Our investment in his services was one of the best decisions we made, not only for our day in which he provided the utmost peace of mind so that I could actually relax and soak up the overwhelming joy of each and every sweet moment, it was his effort to get to know us personally and the guidance he provided along the way that helped us to make informed decisions and set the stage for the main event that reflected us as a couple.
There is something to be said about people who love their jobs, they do it with so much passion and vigor it that illuminates the people around them and on the night of our wedding, I witnessed a night so full of laughing, smiling, fun dancing people who came together like old friends at a very special reunion. Jeff was the catalyst that keep the energy high all night and no one wanted that night to end.
We are so grateful to Jeff for hosting our guests and treating them to a night to remember, to exceed every expectation is unheard of and to continue hearing from our guests that it was the best wedding they had ever attended, is not only a compliment to Jeff, it's music to our ears and joy to our hearts.
We love you Jeff!
We just returned from our honeymoon and wanted to provide you with some feedback on our big night!
Our first impression of working together with you, came on our first call. You were full of positive energy and seemed just as excited as us. We were thoroughly impressed with your initial packages and were pleased that you made it more personal by trying to get to know us. I think all bases were covered and it was a bit reassuring to us. When we met for the first time, we loved that you took the time to hear our thoughts, provide your feedback and reassure us that you are happy to help us along the way. Your follow was always fabulous as I know we weren't the best as being on top of getting back to you.
Our wedding day was amazing. Every detail was covered. We loved how we didn't have to think about a thing on our day. You were on top of everything, keeping the flow of the evening going with maintaining the interest and excitement of everyone. We loved the tickle trunk of costumes. We had some great laughs at the different characters. All of our guests had a great time and there was a lot of positive feedback about you.
Everyone loved you and thought you made the night a great party!
Thanks again for everything. We are still smiling 🙂
Jeff absolutely made our wedding reception a dream! Because we were combining Western and east Indian cultures we were worried that our guest would stay separated and not talk to eachother. Jeff took care of that concern within the first few minutes and had everyone in the room in stitches just by introducing that head table. It only got better from there with different games and comments and by dinner time everyone in the room felt like they knew one another. We received complements all night on our amazing wedding reception, with special mention of our great dj! My uncle said he was going to throw a party just to have Jeff come! My husband and I have personally never had so much fun.
Jeff takes so much care in the details of the wedding and really does take the time to get to know the couple. Jeff and his wife even came to our traditional Sikh ceremony during the day! I have no doubt our families will be talking about this wedding for years to come. Thank you Jeff for making both of our families have a blast!! We couldn’t have asked for anything more!
Here are a few thoughts from our wedding…
The wedding was fantastic except for one thing: not enough time to dance to your awesome music!!! We are quite the party bunch and despite all the fun we had, it went WAY too fast!!!! ...mind you if it was any longer I would've passed out from being dehydrated or drunk!...or both!
Before the night was even getting started, some of our guests were saying how awesome our DJ was! By the time the party was over, several people thought you were a family friend of ours because you were so involved with the crowd. Everyone loved the games and your original ideas!
My brother even posted on facebook your company sign and a comment "I bet that 99% of the crowd would say this is the best DJ they have ever seen." It was an incredibly fun night and you organized things well!!
I hope you are happy to know I have already referred you to my friend who got engaged last week. She was at our wedding and will also be getting married in Kelowna. Her name is Janet Henry...so hopefully you'll be hearing from her soon!
Thanks for making the wedding so much fun Jeff!
Wow, what an awesome night!!! We cant thank you enough, we are still hearing remarks about how wonderful you are and how much fun it was!
We appreciate all the work you did and i don't just mean the music but helping me find vendors and people that were suited to our style, and you we bang on. You made our day stress free as you were kind of our wedding planner lol, the timeline for everything was perfect, the music was incredible and the games, were way too much fun!!!
I loved playing the newly wed game and survivor was hilarious especially since everyone was wearing one of your hats from your tickle trunk!!! The pictures are awesome. I appreciate you staying later than normal and I'm sure as long as you playing music there would have always been someone on the dance floor.
A few of our guests wanted to know whose side you were from as you remembered peoples name and you acted like you had known us forever. I am sure there are a lot more things i could tell you but these are i the ones that came to mind and i will definitely pass you name on to anyone i know i agree with all the other reviews you are the best!!!
We had the immense pleasure of having djhaymaker as the main stage for entertainment recently at a retirement party in Interior Health. Jeff was able to move the evening from the formal speeches immediately and gracefully into a group adult party “survivor” game which resulted in many attendees absolutely belly laughing. The energy in the room never seized from this point on until closing largely due to Jeff’s amazing ability to read the crowd needs, to tastefully joke with the crowd and of course to play his incredible mix of music. I have never been to a function in which every single person, including the venue staff, were dancing at one time. Jeff’s ability to remember names and specifics about certain people that spoke that night or that participated in main roles in the party games was remarkable and polished off an overall positive, fun and very professional service. Hiring djhaymaker is unlike hiring a regular “dj” – instead you will receive an experience unlike any other I have witnessed in the Okanagan. Numerous guests that evening as well as the guest being honored remarked this was the most fun they had had in years.” I highly recommend djhaymaker and hope to host another “just because” event for IH employees as we all need more belly laughing, exercise and pure fun!!!
Leslie Gamble Violence Intervention Program (VIP) Project Coordinator
eff was the best part of our wedding day! PERIOD!
Jeff took the time to meet with us in the months before the wedding to get to know us, and he also helped us do bios for the wedding party and our parents. Our guests have asked us if we did bios on everyone, because Jeff would learn our guests names and then would remember them all night long. Some guests asked how Jeff knew everyone's first names, and he is just that amazing!!!
The music for the ceremony was so us. We received compliments after the ceremony, saying it was the best ceremony ever! (We were going for 'Best wedding ever' in the reception department, and snagged 'best ceremony' too!!! Nick and I had a good idea of the music we wanted to have played at the reception, but we could not find the perfect first dance song; Jeff was able to find that perfect song for us!
We knew that we had a good group of friends and family that would have a great time at our wedding, but Jeff took the fun and the party to this whole other level of awesome! There were great ice-breakers that got everyone to know each other better, and our guests got to know Nick and I better too! One of Nick's Aunts said that it was the first wedding that she has ever been to where she felt like she got to know the us (the bride and the groom) better.
We knew it was a good party when our older guests (>80 year olds) stayed after 1pm, and our dance floor was packed right through to 3am!!! Our Aunt Helen (age: 87) raved that it was the best wedding she's ever been too, (she requested the “HUSTLE”, taught everyone how to do it, and danced so much that she could barely walk the next day!).
I have received feedback that we had the 'wedding of all weddings'! My Dad and his friends partied like they were 20. Our parents have been thrilled by all of the positive feedback they are receiving! When we first met Jeff he said that he would make sure that we had the 'best wedding ever', and our wedding was better than we ever imagined!!!
Our wedding was the 'best wedding' we had ever been to as well!!! Thanks Jeff!!
On behalf of the Conference Committee and Kronos in general, I wanted to write and let you know what a superb job you did for us during our recent conference. Our Tuesday evening event was one of the most exciting and inclusive evenings that we’ve hosted and that is due in large part to your extraordinary emcee, DJ and game show host abilities. You promised that everyone would have fun and that everything would work out great and it did. I BELIEVE!
Thank you for helping to make our conference a great success and for allowing our guests to let loose and have fun.
You are amazing.
Chris and I wanted to thank you so much for the amazing job you did at our wedding.
Everyone we talked to said it was the most fun wedding they've ever been to. One guest said during the dance, "Wow, I've never been to a wedding like this before! It's awesome!".
At first I was worried the games would take up too much time, but they were the highlight of the night! Everyone had so much fun during Survivor and loved watching the Newlywed game. The dance was a riot, but remained classy and full of energy. Even my grandpa was up dancing!
We ended up staying until the very end. You also worked very well with our MC and played off of each other perfectly. You came highly recommended by numerous people and now we recommend you to anyone who is having a wedding or event. It was such an AMAZING night!! I don't think I stopped dancing for more than 5 minutes....! Generally, I only dance when I've had some wine... but I barely had a sip all night. Nice job! 🙂
We feel so blessed to have been able to book you for our big day. Thanks for helping us make our wedding so incredible.
Hey Jeff, attached is a letter I wanted to write you to say thank you for everything you did for us.
As you’ll read in the letter – Kyle and I were blown away by you! Everything you did was AWESOME…for real! I couldn’t even come up with one tiny little criticism….everything was perfect. The music, the games, the hats, the timing…absolutely everything.
You made our wedding the best wedding I think a lot of people will have ever been to including us. We told you we wanted above all a fun wedding and one that was going to be unforgettable and you delivered that! It was hugely because of you that our wedding was SO AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You really have a gift for entertaining….i am happy to have met you and worked with you and we hope to see you again soon. I cant wait to recommend you to future brides and party plannersJ
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts,
Amber and Kyle Jones…..ooohhh how exciting it is to say that!!!!!
Dear Jeff...aka DJ Haymaker,
Kyle and I just wanted to say THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!
We just got back from our honeymoon in Mexico and we spent so much time talking about the wedding...well gushing really! We both said that one of the best things about our wedding was you! You made our wedding one to never forget...even in Mexico I was getting emails constantly from family and friends telling me our wedding was the best they have ever been to and one of the most fun nights of their lives....WOW, WHAT A COMLPIMENT HEY!!! and they all said that one of the reasons it was so good was because of the DJ...everyone commented how fun all of the games were....especially Survivor!! and everyone LOVED the hats and costumes you had in your little tickle trunk and said the music was perfect!
I really think if we didn't have you as our dj our wedding wouldn't have been nearly as fun and memorable as it was. I really cant say enough good things; you spent so much time with us in the planning process - getting to know us individually and our love story and using that at the wedding - it was so great and you always made me feel at ease and super pumped about our day. the first night we met you we left the coffee shop and said how cool you were and how we were so excited for the day and knew right then we absolutely made the right choice!
Some highlights for me were the newlywed game -- which I know not only kyle and I had so much fun with but both our parents too - it was awesome that you included them to join in the fun. the questions you asked about us to the tables to find out who would eat first was awesome, I loved too how you had something special up your sleeve when guests starting clanging their glasses...we all know how monotonous that can get. The survivor game was definitely everyone's fav...what a cool idea!!! it got everyone interacting with each other and laughing -- at one point I stood up on the head table and looked around at everyone in the room - not one person wasn't laughing and looking like they were having a blast! now the tickle trunk --- SO AWESOME! it seemed everyone at some point had a funny hat on or wig...my 85 yr old Opa, my 5 yr old niece, co-workers....it was so fun!
And the music - i cant say that at any point in the entire night you played anything that was just ok...it was actually PERFECT! the dance floor was packed the whole night and you just kept coming with one perfect song after another - you read the room and knew exactly what to put on at what time. Kyle and I left at 3:30 in the morning and the party was still going because of you.
All I have to say is to all future brides out there - you are making a HUGE mistake if you do not get Jeff for your wedding! Jeff you are way way beyond a DJ - you are an entertainer all the way through - you have a special gift and are amazing at what you do.
I will recommend you to anyone I know getting married or hosting a party and I hope to PARTY with you again in the near future 🙂
Thank you again,
Amber and Kyle Jones...married May 29, 2010!!!! 🙂
P.S. it really was the most amazing day of our lives and a huge part of that is thanks to you Jeff!
We just wanted to thank you so much for all of the time and effort you put in to creating the best wedding that Ryan and I and our extended family have ever been to! You made the entire wedding absolutely perfect!!!!.
The wedding planning started one year in advance and Jeff was totally there with us the whole way. He met with us in the beginning and discussed not only music details, he discussed the atmosphere we wanted to create, the types of people coming to the wedding, and he truly wanted to get to know us as a couple and as individuals. He gave us advice on everything from photography, to rentals, to tips on how to plan a wedding. Jeff is so relaxed, and professional that he truly makes a stressful bride feel much more at ease.
A few weeks before the wedding he sat with us and went over everything...from ceremony details all the way to the end of the evening. He gave us a detailed timeline of what to expect and incorporated all of our ideas for the reception.
The night of the wedding came and he was there (in matching wedding colours I might add) with so much energy, organization and enthusiasm. He was our MC (which was the best decision we could have made) and he truly made the wedding incredible. He flowed so smoothly from each event and kept in touch with us the whole night.
He started by introducing all the wedding party with an anecdote for each person that he helped us modify, then we moved onto games before and after dinner which proceeded into such a great party. We could not have accomplished having such a fun wedding without you. One of my favourite games was the newlywed game and of course the awesome survivor game which involves all the people at the wedding whether they are shy or outgoing. They were both such big hits with everyone old and young alike.
The music was fantastic ...it was like he knew instinctively what everyone wanted to hear! From the first song to the last song the dance floor was never empty. We even had our 85 year old grandmother and 2 year old cousin dancing until midnight. Everyone that was at our wedding (90 people) at some point in the night came up and said that this was the best wedding they have ever been to. It was incredible and he truly made our wedding the best day of our lives!!!
Jeff, thank you so much you truly fulfilled our dreams of the best wedding ever. I hope to keep in touch with you and see you at more events!!!
Jeff Hay, aka DJ Haymaker
There is a reason why Jeff is booked all year. He's an amazing person to work with and had helped make our wedding reception a giant success, he will do the same with yours. THANK YOU JEFF!
Months before the wedding we met with Jeff several times, my wife and I were getting overwhelmed with the whole planning, staging, and execution of the wedding. Jeff offered his help right from the start. His wealth of wedding knowledge and experience made it much easier for us. Jeff listened to what we wanted, suggested a few ideas of his own, and molded our vision into a night of experience that no one will EVER forget.
Our wedding had a very diverse group. Young, old, religious, not. To be honest, we expected a drop of attendance after the dinner, however, because of the games and entertainment, the people we expected to go stayed much longer. It was awesome. My brother in law MC'd the wedding, and Jeff was the perfect support and co-host. Jeff started everyone interacting with some games to break the ice... like the newlywed game and survivor. He has props and know's how to use them... His selection in music was awesome, there wasn't a time where the dance floor was empty, he played off the crowd, took requests, he had a little something for everyone.
Thanks again Jeff. You made our night into something everyone will not forget. It has been almost 3 months later, we still get phone calls from friends and family saying it was 'the best wedding ever! 'and how much of a great time they had, and we did too!
Rick & Nancy’s SURPRISE 25th Anniversary and 50th Birthday party!Private Residence Kelowna, BCApril 23, 2010
Great to see you again at the party last night… we can’t thank you enough for making Rick and Nancy’s Anniv/50th bday party a huge success.
You made the difference for our evening, from just being a family dance, to being a night we will not forget.
Jeff, you have such a natural way with people. You have a fabulous memory, and I am so impressed with how you remembered (and used) everyone’s name. It made us feel like you were part of our crew.
Your games were hilarious and props really great at drawing in the crowd. You made it easy for the more shy contingent of our group, to participate. You truly know how to break the ice.
I found you read the crowd well in the song choices that you made. We had a variety of ages there, and somehow you made that work.
On top of this, your cheerful disposition, and professional manner made the whole event easy from start to finish!!
Thank you Jeff for a memorable and successful party. We hope to utilize your talents again, and recommend DJ Haymaker with great enthusiasm.
Jeff recently hosted my wife Sue's 50th birthday party. We were extremely pleased with his services. From the background dinner music which was appropriate and allowed for conversation, to the fun party games, to the great dance music, Jeff made the experience everything we hoped it would be.
We appreciated Jeff's attention to detail. We had a meeting before the event and he offered us his suggestions to make the occasion memorable. He also asked for our input for the dance music play list and actually played our songs!
If you're looking for someone to make your party wildly fun and memorable for all those attend - then Jeff is your guy!
Dennis & Sue Daley
Personal note from Sue. Thank you so much for the fabulous job that you did at my party! Everyone said it was the best birthday party they'd ever been to, and raved about how great you were and how much fun the games were. I didn't realize when we booked you what a "hot commodity" you are!!!
So thank you, the party was a huge success and much of that is due to you.
Marg Van Wielingen’s 60th Birthday Party – “A Night at the Oscars”Seymour Golf and Country Club North Vancouver, BCMarch 20, 2010
Jeff hay is the best D.J. I have ever partied with. He is a true professional and does more than spin tunes. Jeff provides a total evening of entertainment, including unique ways ofgetting people up and dancing. Guests at my party danced the night away and he was a real hit. He is good with both a younger group or more mature people - (my friends are in their 50's and 60's). Everyone raved about him, his music, his professionalism, and no one sat down when he started working.
He is more than a D.J. He is a performer and a true gentleman.
From the Mother of the Bride…
Jeff was a constant support to us in the planning of our wedding. We were reluctant to believe that he was there to help us organize our entire day, but he kept reassuring us he was there to help with much more than just the musical portion. He was always available with phone contact and he constantly encouraged us to make use of his experience and expertise.
The wedding was phenomenal. We had a wide variety of ages and interests at the reception, but Jeff's games made everyone feel involved and entertained. He orchestrated the introduction of the head table for the master of ceremonies and his format set the tone of humor for the night. His game Survivor really got the tables interacting with each other as they competed to fulfill his challenges.
By the time the dance started, everyone was fully prepared to have a great time. The ice was clearly broken and Jeff's medley of hats that were used in the games and dancing. The hats were a constant source of entertainment as people kept passing them around throughout the night. Even families with small children who had to leave early didn't feel gyped because they had so much fun while they were there.
As the parent who sponsored the wedding, I felt totally supported at all times. Jeff was constantly surveying the crowd and making judgements and adjustments about what was the best thing to do at the best time. Everything he did was coordinated with the family, the caterer, the wedding party and the MC. No one was anxious or in doubt about what to do when and because he was so in charge we could all de-stress and just have a good time.
I would highly recommend him--he is not just a DJ. He's a performer, an organizer, a supporter and energizer that will make your event one to remember for each and every guest that attends. Do not hesitate to hire him. He is truly the best. Thanks Jeff!!!
Thanks to DJ Haymaker, our wedding was a huge success.
Not only did Jeff provide assistance and offer so many great ideas at the beginning stages of the planning, he also offered his support all the way until the Big Day! He is not just a a fantastic DJ, he helped with planning, decorations, themes, Event Timeline, and even offered advice and suggestions on how to make the whole process a little less stressful. He combined our 'unique' and personalized ideas with his own extensive knowledge of Wedding do's and Don'ts, to provide us with a once in a lifetime memory to share with our family & friends.
People had commented as they were partying late into the night (and early morning) what a blast they were having! The music, as diverse as we had requested, was a focal point for us, and Jeff managed to incorporate everyones tastes as well as our own 'interesting' musical requests and make our Reception the best (censored) party that they had EVER been to. The games were fun and hilarious, and got every single person involved, smiling and having a fantastic time. From our tear-jerking first dance, to the crazy games that our guests played, the funky hats my son and everyone else wore all night, and finally to our hardcore, guitar solo-ing 9 year-old daughter, Jeff kept the party rocking all night long!
The comment I remember most clearly is "So who's getting married next?" lol...as if anyone could top our Wedding/Reception!
Thanks again for being a source of support & information, for listening to our needs and wants and helping us mesh it all together, for checking in on me (The Bride) throughout long months, and the day and night of the Wedding, and for being an overall, hands down the most super-fantastic DJ / MC ever!
A day and night we will NEVER forget! Thanks Jeff!
On behalf of the whole team here at the Delta Grand, I thank you ever so much for one of the best parties we’ve had. The Oscar theme went off without a hitch,thanks to your advice and expertise.
We have had you perform at our staff party for the last few years, and we have no plans of changing that anytime soon. You always do a fantastic job and it just wouldn’t be a great party without you.
I highly recommend you to all of my clients and friends and can do so without any hesitation. Keep up the great work and thanks again for everything.
Sincerely, Melissa Grassmick Conference Services Manager Delta Grand Okanagan Resort and Conference Centre
Jeff Hay has consistently been the number one requested and selected DJ in Kelowna since he started up his company. He comes highly recommended from Manteo Resort as he is a pleasure to work with leading up to a function and during the function. Prior to, he knows exactly what he needs from us and lets us know well in advance, and when he is onsite for the function he is extremely professional and helps guide us through functions when there are any last minute changes or delays.
It is amazing to watch him in action because even if he has only met the wedding couple once or twice, it feels like he has known them for their entire lives. He can step into the role of MC with ease and there is never a dull moment. For our Corporate groups, he is a great entertainer and gets the group involved as a whole and relaxed for the evening!
Krista Zillt Conference Services Manager Manteo Resort Waterfront Hotel & Villas
Hey Jeff, Attached is a letter thanking you for the contribution of your time on Nov 13th for Justin's fundraiser. Formality aside, I want to thank you personally for finding it in your heart to take on a small, private event like this no questions asked. Your generosity made the event. Plain and simple. It would not have been the successful night that it was without you and your energy.). A silly little letter doesn't seem like enough to thank you...
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your generous donation of your time to our event that was held on November 13th, 2009 called A Fundraiser for a “Buddy”. This event was created to raise money for a colleague, Justin, whom is battling cancer for the second time before his 30th birthday. It was our goal to provide Justin with a portion of the costs for his upcoming treatment in the New Year. Your donation of your time and services truly made our event. The energy you provided throughout the night was contagious; many people said it was the best night out they have had in years. The event wouldn’t have had the level of success that did if it were not for you. Overall, we raised $4500.00 to go towards his treatment costs. Moreover, his family had the opportunity to see him have an amazing night surrounded by people who truly care which at the end of the day, is a priceless occasion. I continue to receive calls from his friends and family back home thanking me for this event and the opportunity for Justin to celebrate his life with the people he cares about the most. In turn, I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for your contribution to this event. It was, in all intents and purposes, a huge success.
Sincerely, Carly Aronetz Program Coordinatior Youth Employment Services
BEST DJ EVER!!!!!!
Our dream wedding at Summerhill was an amazing event. Jeff not only played the best music that everyone loved, but he was the best ever MC. Our guests had two things to say about the wedding.
The food was wonderful and Your DJ is awesome.
The night went off without a hitch and mostly because of Jeff's experience and organization. Our Guests were so excited to start dancing that in our first dance we got pushed off the dance floor because there was no more room left. Absolutely everyone danced that night. Old and Young. Jeff is so friendly and absolutely wonderful to work with. He made it his job to get to know us so that our wedding was uniquely tailored for us. My husband who is an audiophile commented that Jeff's equipment was of very high fidelity. I would agree!!
Thank you for making our wedding a memory of a lifetime.
Andrea, Jonathan and Baby William
We had an amazing reception. From the appetizers being served while big band music played, to our entrance with the Black Eyed Peas and the the music during our receiving line. Jeff set the mood of the evening and kept us in good spirits.
The week prior to the wedding Jeff took the time to meet with us and find out what we truly wanted from our reception. We told him we wanted to have a fun party with good music and a light atmosphere. Jeff managed to keep the party going and even during dinner. We loved the "Newlywed Game" and the game to get our teams into dinner service. After dinner they played the survivor game and it really brought the guests together. Tables that were next to each other but didn't know one another were laughing and talking. The hats during the dancing were great.
I would recommend DJ Haymaker to any event. He is amazing.
Jeff… WOOOOOOOOHHHHHHOOOOOOOOOO! I think that about covers how we felt about Sunday night! From the beginning of the ceremony to the end of the reception it was ABSOLUTELY perfect 🙂 Thank you for all your help in putting our wedding together!!
Lyndsay and I are from the lower mainland but spent a year planning our destination wedding in the Okanagan. We knew we wanted to have an amazing party, especially since most of our guests were coming from out of town, and we needed to find a kickass DJ who would make this party happen. We first found out about Jeff though a local DJ in Vancouver who said that if we were looking for the best of the best in the Okanagan, Jeff Hay was the guy. After browsing his website and reading all the feedback from clients, it was pretty apparent that Jeff had the reputation of a saint! When we found out Jeff was available for our wedding date, we booked him right away without hesitation.
Jeff made a huge contribution to our wedding planning in the months leading up to the big day. Numerous phone calls, emails and a meeting over coffee was just the beginning. When we first booked Jeff to be our DJ, we thought he would be just that… a DJ! However, we soon came to realize that he was SO MUCH MORE. Not only did he come up with many suggestions for the actual wedding day, he recommended florists to us, he helped us find a limo company and a marriage commissioner. He also spent a great deal of time helping us edit songs and music to be used in our big day. We liked Jeff so much that we soon decided it was not enough to just have him play DJ at our reception….so he soon became our MC as well as the sound man for our outdoor ceremony.
Our actual wedding day was amazing, thanks in large part to Jeff! When we walked into the reception, Jeff immediately had everything under control and we did not have to worry about a thing! The party atmosphere was well under way from the beginning, thanks in large part to Jeff’s awesome games. The dinner quiz, newlyweds game, and Survivor, had us and our guests in hysterics. It was amazing what some our guests would do in order to be crowned the sole survivor!
Once Jeff’s tickle trunk of hats and wigs made their appearance and the dancing was underway, it was clear that the party was still going strong. Friends and relative that don’t usually dance were cutting a rug on the dance floor, loosening their ties and walking around in some of Jeff’s crazy hats! Jeff played all the hits, including all of our requests. Our biggest disappointment was when the clock struck twelve and the reception was over. Nobody wanted to leave, not even Jeff! Sensing this, Jeff somehow managed to get permission to keep the party going for another hour, which absolutely made our night and the night of our guests.
At the end of the night, the comments I heard from our guests included: “Is the DJ a friend of yours?”, “Where did you find that guy?”, “Your DJ was FANTASTIC!”, “Will your DJ travel to the lower mainland?” and “That was the best wedding ever!”
Thank you for such an amazing night Jeff! We could not have done it without you. Don’t hesitate to book Jeff for your next event… and invite us to it!
Nicole and Lyndsay
From the Mother of the Groom
I just wanted to send you a quick note to thank you for making my Son, Robin and Daughter-in law, Lynsey's wedding perfect. You made the difference between a nice wedding and the wedding that everyone is still talking about. Having you as the M.C. for the evening was great. You took care of absolutely everything and made sure all went smoothly. I loved all the games throughout the evening, especially the flag game and the musical chairs/Survivor game. I still smile every time I picture the wedding party coming into the reception. It was like announcing the MVP’s for the top ranking Football team.
I would definitely recommend you to anyone who wants to put together any social event. You are able to read people like no other. Thank you for making his event the talk of our families and friends. Every part of the night fit with the bride and groom so perfectly. It was like you had been friends of our families for years. You take the time to make sure the event is exactly what is needed and was enjoyed by all. Can't wait to see you at the next social event!
Thanks again, Judy McMorran
Jeff Hay is a wedding/party genius who is worth his weight in gold. Jeff played a huge part in the success of our wedding; we couldn’t have had the wedding we dreamed of without him. Three years ago we had the pleasure of attending a wedding in which Jeff was the MC and DJ, and we had a blast and couldn’t stop talking about that wedding and comparing other weddings to it. When we got engaged we knew we had to have Jeff as our MC/DJ that we were even willing to change our wedding date to get him. Luckily we were able to book Jeff and from that day which was a year before our actual wedding Jeff was there for us to help us answer questions and offer advice. It was a big stress relief knowing we could always go to Jeff with anything wedding related. On top of his great advice and support Jeff always made sure we kept our love for one another as the most important thing and ensured we were always excited about getting married. Throughout the entire process Jeff went above and beyond for us. Although Jeff didn’t do our ceremony music he helped plan the timeline for the ceremony and the entire day. Jeff even attended our ceremony to watch us get married then went straight to setting up the reception and had everything ready to go well in advance of our reception start time. Our wedding experience was perfect and everything we dreamed of thanks to Jeff. Our wedding reception was so organized, thought out and ran smoothly from start to finish with no awkward moments. Our guest were so involved in the games and activities that they weren’t watching the clock waiting to leave. Jeff has a way about him, that he gets everyone to participate and have fun especially with his “Survivor” game, which was the hit of the night. At the end of the night people were asking Jeff for his business card and were commenting on how much fun they had had and that our DJ was amazing and what a great job he did. It’s been a month since our wedding and people are still talking about it and how great Jeff was. We would recommend Jeff to anyone who wanted a well organized, fun, and memorable wedding, with Jeff you can’t go wrong. Thanks Jeff for making our wedding memorable!
Janice and Joel Teague here.. You were our DJ in Whistler in August 2004. We are celebrating our 5th wedding anniversary today and playing the CD you made for us of the music you played on our wedding day - both during the ceremony and the party afterwards.
We were discussing what a great day it was and how much you contributed to making it such a wonderful day - despite in the fact that we didn't meet you beforehand and were 4000 miles away in the UK. The service you provided was personal but professional, relaxed and humorous but well-orchestrated. You rock!
Just wanted to say thanks again and wish you continued success with your business. You deserve every moment of it.
I can not thank you enough for your contribution to our amazing day! We enjoyed every moment of our wedding, it really helped knowing that we had you to lean on if we needed some advise or help with any detail when planning our day. The night was so much fun, and went so smooth that we did not have to worry about a thing. The comments from our friends and family were all in the same as they all said this was the best wedding they had been to, and some had been to five weddings this year and not including a couple who were married themselves recently!!! We are both not big dancers but we both danced the night away not missing a beat, you really read the crowd and everyone had a blast, loved the hats!!! Thanks again Jeff!
When we were planning our Osoyoos wedding from our home in Vancouver, we were told about Dj Haymaker by 2 of our friends who said that they had been to a wedding in Kelowna with the best dj who used hats and games to keep the party going. I must admit that at first i was a bit skeptic of the hats and games, but from the first e-mails with Jeff Haymaker we could tell he was a complete professional who knew exactly what he was doing.
Jeff maintained contact with us throughout the entire planning process and offered help and ideas to us to make the process a bit easier. My husband and i are very busy people who aren't always so "prompt" at returning e-mails, but Jeff never lost patience with us! He supplied us with a detailed form to fill out so that he would know exactly what we wanted and so that he could personalize our wedding by adding that little extra touch. He even phoned us a couple days before the wedding so that we could have a little chat about our big day.
Finally our day was here, and i could not have had more fun! Dj haymaker made our night sooo memorable! Starting right from the wedding party introductions he had everyone in hysterics, and put us all in the mood to party. Our guests were amazed that there wasn't a down moment throughout the entire reception. Before dinner we palyed a fun game to see which tables would eat first, jeff came prepared with laminated A,B,C,D cards for people to use to answer the multiple choice questions about the bride and groom. This brought our guests together and definitely broke the ice.
After dinner, we played was a version of the Newlyweds game, where he brought up my parents and another couple up to play with us. He read the other couples very well, and was able to joke around with them as though he had known them forever! I LOVED this game and could NOT stop laughing! The last game that was played right before the dancing was the “Survivor” game. I was amazed at how everyone got involved! Our guest had to work together to help their tables win, and DJ haymaker kept everyone motivated thoughout the game. He brought out tribal headgear for the contestants and everyone really got into the tickle trunk!! I couldn't belive it! I saw a whole other side of our friends and familly that night!
And then the party really got going! Every song we had requested was played, and Jeff read the crowd so well that the dance floor was completly PACKED! There was literally no more room on the dance floor. We danced and danced and danced! Even the people who "don't dance" were dancing. Dj Haymaker has an incredible talent for reading the crowd and getting everyone going... i heard people saying that he was born to do this; i couldn't agree more! Jeff kept the party going as long as people were wanting to party. Even though he had a long drive home after the wedding he never made us feel like we were on a timeline. He stayed to the end and even offered to drive us home!!! We had told him that we wanted people to leave our wedding saying that it was "the best wedding ever". He deffinitly made this happen, as people are still talking about it.
Thank you Jeff, you really made our day! I've had so many people ask for your name and info, and wanting you to travel all over the place; Whistler, Vancouver, even Mexico! You provided a fun, personal, over the top service and we were so lucky to have you at our event. You blended in perfectly and created a one of a kind party.
You really made the night more special then you know. I would recommend you to anyone who would listen!! Thanks again, Aimee and Oliver ------------------------------------------------------------ Hi Jeff, We had a wonderful time at Aimee & Oliver’s wedding! Yes it was a fun group but my night was made when all those crazy hats came out! I loved it; it was a great ice-breaker & everybody had such fun with them. ( and they made FABULOUS pictures!). What a great idea! Once people were on their feet laughing about the hats, they stayed put for the dancing; even ‘I’ danced which I haven’t done since knee surgery several years ago... You have a very good variety of music for young & old(er) & we had a really fun time. Normally I cringe at the thought of ‘games’ but we totally enjoyed them, they contributed to the fun atmosphere. Everyone we spoke to said they had a wonderful time. Jeff you are excellent at your job & you helped make this wedding even more memorable. Thank you! “Hats off to you”, Lorraine (Mother of the Bride)
We found DJ Haymaker through an internet search for "Okanagan DJ". After calling around to 3 other companies whom were less than impressive, I got to speak directly to DJ Haymaker. After 45 minutes on the phone, I asked him if he was available for our wedding on September 5th, 2009 at the Summerland Waterfront Resort and he confirmed he was. We later found out that DJ Haymaker comes so well recommended that people book their wedding around his available dates! My fiancée and I met with Jeff in Kelowna about 6 months prior to the actual wedding date and we both immediately had peace of mind with our choice and knew he was the perfect DJ for our ceremony and reception. Immediately you could tell that he is talented, loves his job, but more importantly you could tell he wanted our event to be perfect for us and memorable for all our guests.
Fast forward to the wedding day, we had some unexpected and unforecast rain. Without hesitation Jeff jumped into action and helped reorganize the entrance to the ceremony and coordinated with the resort to ensure that everything went off perfectly. He was our wedding coordinator, MC and DJ all in one!
Since the wedding day, the common feedback we've received from guests is "best wedding ever", "most fun I've ever had", "best party I've been to in Canada", "I used to hate Survivor", "I've never danced so much in my life". Some guests have asked me for DJ Haymakers contact information to retain him for their own functions! Our guest list consisted of people ranging from very young to old. They ranged from doctors, lawyers, pastors, police, teachers and labourers. Jeff was able to find the perfect mix of music that appealed to everyone. As MC he was phenomenal in introducing the wedding party, the bride and groom and organizing the whole evening for us, so we could relax and enjoy our time as husband and wife. Jeff organized a game called "Survivor". We are not normally fans of wedding games. In fact, most of them we find to be mundane and repetitive and boring. Without spoiling the event, Survivor got each and every guest involved and motivated to part - it set the mood for the rest of the evening. I've never laughed so hard as I did at some of the things that my inconspicuous guests produced. Jeff is very personable and friendly and has a great sense of humour that reflects in the exceptional work that he does. Jeff is tasteful, a pleasure to work with and even wore a shirt to match our wedding colors!
I have no problem being a reference for anyone who is "on the fence" about using DJ Haymaker for their event, email me at michael.lane(at)gmail.com. If I could offer you one piece of advice in your decision making process it would be to hire Jeff - he's worth far more than he charges and you will not regret it.
“I want everyone to remember your wedding as the best one they have ever been to, a night to remember...” - DJ Haymaker
We were referred to Jeff, AKA DJ Haymaker, from our venue organizer and we could not be happier. Early on we requested his DJ services and over the course of roughly twelve months we were in constant communication. Jeff delved into how we met, what we were before meeting each other, funny stories and information about the wedding party and fun facts. Through these e-mails and phone conversations he delivered an epic Wedding Day and a truly wild reception that we still receive compliments on today. It has been dubbed by family and friends as the ‘bestest wedding ever’!
We did not have a solid idea as to who our MC was going to be, so Jeff offered, being one of his services, he made it a night to remember. Through his “Survivor” game, musical chairs, fun facts questionnaires and wildly fun games, the night was never stale and always in motion. He was able to unite tables that, even through clever seating arrangements, may not have chatted at all. And of course the music, a smooth array of every genre played that night and at any time the dance floor was always moving.
We could not be happier, even we were surprised at how the night turned out, even after we thought it was planned to a “T”.
Thank you Jeff for helping make the most memorable event in our lives, even better.
"I gotta feeling... that tonight's gonna be a good night"
Jeff, those words continuously play through our minds and words can't express how amazing our night was! From the moment we had met, we knew you were the perfect person to have our musical needs fulfilled at our wedding!!
It has almost been two months, and people are still messaging and talking to us about the night and how they wished it could happen all over again.
Clayton and I can't think you enough for the incredible advice you gave us, in choosing songs that would reflect our personalities and the atmosphere! The games were a blast and had everyone on the edge of their seats, ready to rip a shirt off, just to get involved! The dance floor was on fire all night!!
I would highly highly recommend you to everyone wanting to have the most memorable wedding or social event!!
Thank you again and we will be sending pictures very soon!
When we first started planning our wedding, we knew there was only one DJ in Kelowna who could really make our wedding spectacular. We both worked in the hotel industry (Manteo Resort) and had seen many weddings and many DJ's so for us the decision was simple, we knew we had to have Jeff. DJ HayMaker is the undoubtedly the best DJ in Kelowna and so we knew that no matter what else happened with the wedding, our dance would be perfect.
Right from the beginning, Jeff was eager to help us with the planning including all those little details that we hadn't even thought about. While it was clear he would be doing many weddings over the summer, he was nevertheless always available and always eager to help us with any questions we had. Our ceremony took place outside and thanks to Jeff we not only had beautiful music played at exactly the right moments, but the sound and microphones he set up were perfect, allowing our guests to truly enjoy the ceremony.
Jeff took care of so many details for us and helped to make sure that transitions flowed perfectly. Jeff knew we wanted our wedding to be a fun night that our guests would not forget and that is exactly what he delivered. To really get the party going we wanted to play the survivor game with our guests. I have seen this game attempted by other DJ's but by far, Jeff does it the best. Music, hats, and interaction engaged all of our guests and drew some surprises when the most unlikely guests really embraced the games and showed us a whole new side of their personality. Throughout the evening the music was perfect. We gave Jeff a list of what not to play and a list of our favorites but in the end we realized he didn't need this list at all because his ability to read the guests and know exactly what to play was spot on.
DJ HayMaker made our wedding reception a huge success. In our history of working at Manteo, never had we seen a dance floor like ours that was packed right until the end of the night. The only thing we could ask for is to do it all over again. Thanks Jeff for making our wedding the most memorable night!
Mike and I had over a year and a half to plan our wedding so we had lots of time to make sure all the details were taken care of. However, there were a few things that we wanted to make sure we booked early such as our reception location, photographer and most of all D.J.!
I initially thought of choosing Jeff when I saw him on Summerhill’s list of recommended vendors. After doing some research (checking out his website and talking to family members in the Okanagan) we knew he was the DJ we wanted and we gave him a call.
During our first phone call, Jeff’s friendly and professional demeanor instantly had us hooked. As we began chatting about what we wanted our reception look like and he provided us with ideas and suggestions (such as naming the tables versus numbers) we were sold. We sent him the deposit and booked him over a year in advance!
That fall my cousin got engaged and as they began planning their wedding he called and asked how I would feel if they used the same DJ (as I had told them that summer how I excited I was about Jeff). I thought that was awesome since this way we could see Jeff in action. In March they had a fabulous wedding and Jeff did a wonderful job of making sure the guests felt like they were a part of everything. Basically he aced his audition J.
As most couples will tell you the weeks before your wedding are the most stressful. We were no exception and we were both feeling a little overwhelmed when we met Jeff for our planning session. However, he instantly put both Mike and I at ease and began shooting ideas off us for games and song choices.
Our wedding was the most amazing day of our lives. I know this sounds cliché but it is true. After a beautiful church ceremony and countless pictures, Mike and I were ready to party!!!! Our reception began with us entering to “I Gotta Feeling” by the Black Eyed Peas which set the tone for the whole evening. And it was a great night!
Jeff’s games ensured that all the guests got to be a part of the action. They weren’t bored waiting for their table to be called at dinner and they absolutely loved both Newlywed and Survivor. Because some of my family members had played Survivor previously at my cousin’s wedding they came prepared. For example, one cousin had a speedo stuck down his pants just in case J.
The music was awesome! Everyone was up on the dance floor including my grandma wearing one of Jeff’s green masks. My favourite part of the whole night was during our first dance to “You and Me” by Lifehouse. While we were dancing Jeff suggested to our guests to surround us on the dance floor and sing the chorus and they all did!
The only compliant we have heard about our reception was that it wasn’t long enough. No one wanted to leave including ourselves because we were having so much! Thanks Jeff!
Therefore, if you need a DJ you must book Jeff!!!! He is absolutely phenomenal!
Jeff was fabulous to deal with right from day 1. During our first meeting he was excited, enthusiastic and very professional. He was ultimately interested in exactly what we wanted for our big day. The follow-up, the worksheets, the ideas and suggestions leading up to our celebration were very helpful--our music was important and he appreciated that. Who knew a DJ could be so thorough?!?!
Jeff had the crowd in stitches and rocking it out like nobody's business. We told him that we wanted our guests to say "that was the BEST wedding I have ever been to".. and you know what....we keep hearing that over and over. When he said he had "games" we were a little bit worried as we thought they may be cheezy (sorry Jeff--it's true! Lol) --they were not at all! They were amazing and he executed everything flawlessly and with a smile on every face in the crowd.
I don't know what more to say about the big day, the joy and hilarious moments.....except that my sister took off her bra during Jeff's "Survivor game", my mom had a mullet, one of the groomsmen was wearing a heavyweight champion belt and my uncle frank who walks with a cane and just had a hip replacement, did not get off the dance floor all night long. Jeff worked closely with our MC...so closely, that in fact, we didn't even need one--he had it all going on.
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed working with Jeff and since have recommended him to anyone and everyone. He was worth every penny--we know he is more moola than the others BUT there really is no comparison. It's all about good times, good tunes, and making sure everyone has a blast. He did that and more.
Jeff was diligent in making sure he listened, took notes, and delivered what we wanted....we got married in a barn and he followed our request to not play any country! Now that is a good man! We know it just about killed him. Thank Jeff! You made our day! Now only if I could get the dirt off the bottom of my dress from dancing on that barn floor all night long!
We can't thank you enough for all your help making our wedding truly unforgettable! It truly was an amazing day that we could not had done without you!
From moment one, you were available to us for any question we had, you were are DJ, MC and wedding coordinator all in one! Your knowledge as well as your confidence and enthusiasm helped make our special day run smoothly. You really were are secret weapon for all the fun! All the guests had a blast, the games really got the party started...(I think it was the hat collection) and the music was a perfect mix to get everyone up to dance!
Thank you Jeff for being an amazing person, your love for a good party really shines!
All the best
Jeff, as you can imagine planning a BC wedding from Ontario had its challenges - working with our DJ was not one of them! Your help from day one in planning our beautiful wedding is very much appreciated. We loved how you were able to bring all of our guests together comfortably to enjoy themselves while getting to know each other. All of our guests at one point or another have commented on how great DJ Haymaker was, how unique our wedding was, and how much fun they had on your behalf - the objectives we set out together for our wedding were definitely surpassed.
Thank you for helping make our special day so memorable for everyone who attended.
Thank-you Jeff for making our wedding such an amazing and memorable event! It was the rainiest day in Kelowna's history and you really made it shine. You helped us find the best songs for every part of our very special day,and helped us all relax and have a great time. We loved the games and the dancing, and having you as our MC was the best decision we made- we had nothing to worry about all night, it was perfect! Our friends and family all told us it was hands-down the best party they had ever been to and how they wished it could happen every year 🙂 You were a huge part of the best day of our lives and we really appreciate all the hard work you did to make our night complete.
Our wedding was also a very special night because it was the last night of my dad's life, as he passed away the next morning while hiking at 9am. We had a beautifully orchestrated father-daughter dance, a combination of 'Daddy's Little Angel' with an old favourite of mine and my dad's, 'Twist and Shout' to create the best first dance I could have asked for. He told me right before we left that it had been the best, most fun, night of his life and was so honoured to have been part of it. I have to thank you for making this such a great night for all of us, especially for my dad who was taken from us too soon...
A week after we got engaged, my best friend told me “first and foremost – book your DJ!!!”” DJ Haymaker was highly recommended to me from a few people so I called Jeff! My excitement soon turned into disappointment when he was already booked for our wedding day. He did not hang up on us though – he said “Even if I can’t DJ at your wedding, I am going to help you get a great DJ… I will not leave you hanging!” Jeff emailed us that day a list of DJs that he considered to be the next best in town. Five phone calls later – Five other already booked DJs. Feeling a little distraught – I took Jeff up on his offer to help if we weren’t having any luck. So I called and reminded him who I was and that he was already booked but had given me a list of five other fabulous DJs to call. I told him I was calling to see who was #6 on his referral list? He asked me to repeat the date for him, his reaction: “Wow – I had a cancellation just 48 hours ago for that very date!” We were beyond thrilled – we booked Jeff and everything was taken care of as of that moment…
Jeff is not only a DJ – he is a behind the scenes’ wedding guru, planner, pro, god! Next he emailed us lists of referrals for recommendations on florists, photographers, and even wedding commissioners. We appreciated everything Jeff gave us for advice, every suggestion he made was simply that, a suggestion, he wanted to help us to create ‘our’ day. He asked us what we wanted people to say or experience at our wedding. We could only come up with one word – FUN. We wanted to have people say that it was the most FUN that they had ever had a wedding. And he delivered that is exactly what guests at our wedding said in the following days. Even 2 months later, friends and family are still talking about our FUN wedding and our AWESOME DJ!
Our favorite thing about our families getting together is that they like to have a great time and are always up for laughs and games. The Newlywed Game, Survivor and the Table Quizzes were the greatest. They broke the ice, got people laughing and having fun getting to know each other at a table – you know the table of those strays – the bride’s boss and his wife, the groom’s former co-workers from previous jobs, and the bride and groom’s stag friend – all at the same table. Hardly a few words or smiles shared until the games came out. It was awesome – especially the trunk of HATS.
Events, even weddings, never seem to go off without at least one glitch. Somehow we managed to neglect to inform Jeff of the change to one of our songs for the ceremony. So about 10 minutes before the ceremony Jeff asked Greg was there anything particular that we wanted to walk out to? Greg told him the song and checked in with Jeff a few minutes later to see if he had it. Jeff smiled and gave him the thumbs up and said “Just downloaded it on my phone”.
Everything DJ Haymaker did was so slick – Greg and I both new that he would be a great DJ – but we had no idea how AMAZING of a DJ/Wedding Planner/Coach/Entertainer/Friend that Jeff Hay is and how much more he brings to your wedding experience. His expertise is untouchable. Jeff is soooo in tune with his bride and groom that he reads every step before they are taken. He had every next move planned out and every one of his suggestions was as if he was reading our minds.
Jeff, thanks for everything you did for us up to and including our wedding and for the memories that we and every one of our guests left with that night after we all partied the night right to the very last minute… never wanting the night to end.
YOU ROCK THE PARTY
Jennifer & Greg Browne
PS… I have a feeling that we will definitely being seeing more of you, because since our wedding every one of our friends wants to have you for a DJ in their future weddings.
I want to send a HUGE HUGE HUGE thanks to you for an AMAZING kickass party!! OMG... we had soooooooooo many comments about what an incredible dj we had.. and how they have never been to such a fun wedding! And that was commented on many many times!!!
The party... the music..the games.. omg the hat trunk.. was deffinitely loved by all... you are one hell of an amazing man...and if we were to do it all over again we would for sure get you..and would recommend you to absolutely everyone... we have already had many questions about you..for staff parties etc... I cant say enough thank you's for the job you did... I just seriously think you are the most amazing man(outside of my new husband of course!)... I could really go on and on and on.. because this was THE BEST wedding ever.. not just because it was ours.. but.. heck..we didn't even want to leave... hence why we stayed till the end as well... you sure know how to throw the best party ever! Having Jason and Billie recommend you..and having only just met you once prior..didn't even scare us!! This was the best move!!!! All our guests.. from young to old couldnt stop laughing at what you cooked up for us all with your games... AMAZING...and .. as we wanted people to say at our wedding... HOLY F&CK.. best party ever!!!!!! We really didn't want the night to end!
Thank you..thank you...thank you...and even more thank you's from us to you!!!
Thanks for everything you have done for us. You where more than just a DJ as you meet with us numerous times before the day helping us plan everything for timeline, to are vision of a great party.
Your ability to read people is amazing as you took what you learned about us and made our wedding feel personal and unique. We cannot thank you enough for all your help.
We felt that you where more are wedding planner, rather than are DJ. With you being so in tune to are day it made it easy for us to sit back and enjoy are day. T
The party that you gave us was one we will remember for every as we still are getting told how much fun it was.
Thanks so much we would not have been able to do it without all your help.
Aaron and I cannot stop talking about what an amazing day we had. You were very right in everything you said.
You were basically the backbone to the entire day. We really could not have done it without you...food poisoning and all. You are such an amazing person and there is a reason why you are as busy as you are. I know that everyone at the wedding had an incredible time and it will be remembered as one of the greatest weddings ever.
I wish you the best of luck this summer with all of the other weddings. We are now your number one fans so you may just become even busier....if that is possible.
From the bottom of our hearts, thank you again. You went above and beyond what any dj/mc would do.
Wow, honestly I cannot think of another word to describe it, everything was better than we could have imagined, from helping us plan and choose our music. To helping alleviate Jenn's worries in the days before the wedding. Everything was great from the games we played games and laughed at and the singing and dancing into the night. Everyone had a fantastic time and wanted to do it all over again.
Thank you so much for helping make our day better than we ever could have hoped.
The new Mr. and Mrs. Bellanger
When we had decided to have our wedding in Kelowna, we checked out many different venues. At each venue, we were told that the BEST DJ to book, and the one that would GUARANTEE a great party would be DJ Haymaker. At the time we found this quite interesting that every venue would give the same recommendation.
As a couple, we determined that having a FUN and ENTERTAINING wedding was at the top of our list, so we booked our wedding date based on DJ Haymakers' availability 🙂
Looking back on our wedding now, we know that we made the right choice. Our wedding was nothing less than amazing, and our guests are still raving about how great Jeff was. We would recommend Jeff to anyone that wants to have a blast at their own wedding.
Thanks again Jeff!! We are all slowly recovering... the wedding was a great time and we owe much of it to you 🙂
Well...Isadora and I just got back from Kelowna and we must say...wow...I'm not sure if you want to hear what we went through those 4 days but here it is (it gives you some perspective).
We arrived on Thursday to find out that one of my groomsman Andrew (the big black guy) had a mild heart attack
Did our rehearsal on Friday morning...found out that our rental place screwed us out of check in time 4pm instead of what was on our contract 3pm. Fire was on Saturday...friends canceled from Vancouver... Cousin's house went up in smoke from the fire... Aunts that were with the cousin produced enough drama from this fire event to choke an elephant... My mom's car broke down on the trip up to Kelowna... My friend's car broke down in Kelowna...heading back this weekend to go get it.. That night after the reception...found out there was no water at the rental house...used pool water to flush. Water came back in the morning only to lose it again Monday night. Ran around all day Monday dealing with the city and waterworks...nice honeymoon eh?
...this is only a bit of it...
The long and short of it?
If it wasn't for YOU Jeff....the WHOLE weekend would have sucked badly. You took our minds off what was happening...took us away from the drama. We want to thank you for that.
All in all...YOU impressed sooo many people. As a result..you WILL be recommended for other gigs as a lot of people are asking who you are and asking for details of your services. Emily (maid of honour) has asked for your info...she is western Canada's music rep for Warner Music and has a friend that is London Drug's buyer...which is asking for you. This friend I guess lives in Peachland...I think....and will probably be asking for you. Is it ok if we forward your info?
As for the rest of the night...again...thank you Jeff. As an ex DJ...you have me beat hands down!
I love the energy, the games, the experience! I'd love to work with you again...I know...there's not too many times you get to work with THIS type of crowd!
For the comments on your website...I can't gather the right words to describe the night fully. Comments are still coming in!
Comments: My wife and I just came back from our reception still pumped even days after. Jeff IS the DJ you want. Having worked in the DJ industry in Kelowna, I can honestly say that he is the best in the Okanagan. He will not disappoint. Our wedding took place in the middle of the July 2009 Kelowna fires and we expected a somber reception. Jeff brought our spirits up and electrified the atmosphere with his games and personality.
Our guests and family arrived at the beginning of the night strangers and left at the end good friends with "high fives" and back slapping. From the very little information that the groom gave Jeff (sorry Jeff!) he made everyone come together. At the end of the night...comments like "it's over?" and "where did you find your DJ? He's incredible" were coming from all of our guests.
We highly recommend making Jeff your MC of the night. This may seem against tradition but you will not regret it as Jeff is professional, works well under pressure and makes the reception flow better than any MC I have ever seen.
The night was side splitting from entrance to last dance. There was not one moment that Jeff didn't have something "up his sleeve". From bride/groom kissing games to the infamous "Survivor" you WILL be rolling with laughter that your guests will remember forever.
For a night to remember....You MUST hire DJ HayMaker...
Again, thank you Jeff.
When we first met with Jeff, we discussed what our goals were for the wedding and what we wanted people to walk away saying, we wanted everyone to say that wedding was the most fun out of any other weddings we have been too. Throughout the whole planning process, Jeff was always so full of energy and you could tell that he really loved his job. We knew at that point that our wedding was going to be a hit!
Then, after our wedding, we got feedback from everyone that attended that it was the best wedding they have ever been to! It was fun, energetic, and good for all ages. Jeff did such an amazing job as MC and DJ of our wedding, and made it everything we wanted it to be and more. If you want your wedding to be an absolute blast, DJ Haymaker will make it happen.
We recommend him to everyone looking for an amazing wedding experience!
FANTASTIC! Great night! All of our guests commented on how great DJ Haymaker was and how much fun they had at the reception. This is exactly the responses we wanted. Many of our guests said our wedding reception was the best they have ever been to.
We knew right away we made a great decision when we selected Haymaker. Jeff was fully involved and committed to our wedding reception right from the beginning. He always held a positive attitude and showed a lot of enthusiasm during the planning stages and always initiated contact to meet up and confirm the details.
Jeff was not only our DJ/MC he was a huge part of our wedding team, almost like our own personal wedding planner! From the minute by minute agenda he had for the big day - we knew we were in great hands. Jeff had everything under control and kept things moving along the entire night. His games and trunk full of goodies were a big hit with all of our guests - young and old!
Thanks Jeff, for giving us a night we will remember forever!
In the beginning, we were going to have a really good friend be our MC, but after meeting with DJ Haymaker for only half an hour we changed our mind because he had us smiling from ear to ear the whole time. Out of many questions that he asked us he asked us one main question, "What do you want your guests to say about your wedding when it is all said and done?" All we said was that we wanted it to be fun and that is exactly what it was, in fact it was ten times more fun and better than we imagined.
All our family and friends were coming up to us the whole night telling us that our DJ/Mc is absolutely hilarious and puts on a really amazing show. Even months after the wedding people still comment that our wedding was the best that they have ever been to and we owe all the credit to DJ Haymaker. So if you want your wedding to turn out better than you can ever possibly imagine, then have DJ Haymaker as your DJ and MC. You will not be disappointed.
Thanks for making the best day of our lives even that much more better. See you at our next function!. Thanks again.
“Best wedding ever!”
“I didn’t know weddings could be this fun!”
Just some of the comments posted by our guests on Facebook the day following our wedding. Jeff made our day an absolute thrill. We actually changed our wedding day just so we could hire him. From the day we brought him on board, he offered great professional advice regarding planning, hiring of personnel, wedding day timetables, songs and even ideas about little things such as table names.
He possesses an innate talent to read and understand a crowd and to respond accordingly. Drawing from his years of experience, he took our routine wedding and helped to create an incredible, unique day of entertainment. If you want a wedding to be fun and memorable from the minute the first guest arrives at the ceremony, to the time the last person leaves the dance floor, Jeff is your guy!
WOW...what a day! We want to send you the BIGGEST thank you!!! We'd worked along side you many a times and knew how much fun you could create so knew we had to have you DJ our wedding; but to be on the other side and have you run the party was amazing! PARTY...is exactly what we wanted our night to be and you helped us to accomplish that with a BANG!!! So many of our guests have commented on how they have never been to such a fun wedding and what an awesome DJ we had. Jeff you ROCK!!!
The party was fantastic...the little games...survivor...the music...the hat trunk...guests can't stop talking about survivor and that hat trunk Kendall loved it...oops sorry some took home hats! We can't count the number of times someone has said to me how all the games mixed things up and kept them on the edge of their seats all night. Everyone from Kendall to my grandparents had an incredible time. We can't tell you enough how amazing you are at what you do!
We wanted everyone to walk away from our wedding saying that was AMAZING...the BEST PARTY EVER!!! We definitely had a very memorable day thanks to you! Here are a few photos of our night. Thank you a million times Jeff!
From our first meeting with Jeff, we knew immediately that we wanted him to be our DJ for the wedding. He was very personable, easy to work with, and came to the table with great ideas and helped us with our vision from the very first meeting. He was excited to get involved with our planning and followed up with us throughout the process. He gave us lots of ideas and a great agenda based on how we wanted our day to go. We provided him with all the things we wanted to happen that day and he was able to give us a very clear outlined schedule. It gave us piece of mind knowing that our day was so well organized. His templates to get to know us were great and they gave us guidance as to what we needed to get done.
But none of that compared to his follow through. The wedding day was fantastic. It was fun, funny, and all the while it retained its classy, traditional elements. From the actual wedding ceremony to the reception he made sure that things were moving along and that the energy level was always high. Even when we had problems at the reception he helped us find quick solutions and helped us make it so that everyone thought our dancers were suppose to perform outside all along.
Now that the wedding is over and we visit with friends and family who attended everyone says the same thing... "WOW, that was a great wedding", "Best wedding I have ever been to", "Definately the wedding to be measured against" and the other common comment is "Was the DJ one of your close friends it was like he knew you so well as well as everyone in the room!" Everyone also commented on how fun the games were and how he got everyone in the entire room involved. His trunk of goodies provided entertainment for the games and throughout the entire night.
Its fantastic that we did not have to worry about anything and we really haven't even talked about the great job that he did with the music- the main reason we hired him!
We are so grateful that we had Jeff as a part of our wedding team and would recommend him to anyone looking for a DJ who really has taken the job of being a DJ to the next level and wants their night to be a memorable one.
Thanks so much Jeff,
Newlyweds James and Rita Clark First time we have written that down!!!
DJ Haymaker was a fantastic addition to our wedding day.
He met with us on more than one occasion prior to our wedding and took a genuine interest in what we wanted for our wedding ceremony and reception. He brought great enthusiasm and attention to detail to our day. He knows people and knows how to work a crowd and make an event flow. He had many suggestions for games to get people up and moving and while we were a bit hesitant at first we eventually decided that he knew more than we did about what works and what doesn't and that it was best to just let him do his thing. We had no regrets.
From the "Survivor" game to his supply of goofy hats he was a hit with our guests, many of whom took the time to tell us what a great job he did and how much fun they had. He assisted with countless technical details throughout the day which freed us up to enjoy ourselves.
Jeff has taken the role of "DJ" to new heights and we have no hesitation recommending him!!
DJ Haymaker played at our Wedding on June 20th, 2009 and he was amazing! He kept our wedding guests entertained by keeping their energy up with all the wonderful games played. He knew how to handle the horrid tinkling of glasses in such a classy manner by making guests work for our kisses. Our Wedding was elegant and fun ... all the guests had a great time ... even family members who never dance at weddings, and we've been to many weddings, were up dancing and having a blast! By the end of the night we had so many guests thanking us for an amazing and fun experience.
You know it was a great party when guests who have kids fore warn you that they will be leaving early and then they are one of the last few sticking around. When I asked my friends why they stayed so long they said they were having too much fun to leave and the music was so awesome that they just had to stay and they were sad the night was over.
Jeff Hay is a classy guy, who is witty and sounds great behind a microphone. I am confident he can handle the most challenging of crowds, just as my family was. I can't say how thankful we are for his expertise and his ideas that we had not considered. Jeff does not disapoint ... the only disappointment would be if you couldn't book him for your special day...
Thanks Jeff for making our Wedding day so memorable and fun! We wish you all the best and we look forward to working with you again in the future.