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DJ HayMaker

Kelowna, British Columbia View map

About

DJ HayMaker, also known as Jeff Hay, is a favourite DJ in the Okanagan and comes highly recommended by both former clients and the top wedding venues in the Okanagan like the Harvest Golf Club, Predator Ridge, Summerhill Estate Winery, Hotel Eldorado, Laurel Packinghouse, Manteo Resort, Gallaghers' Canyon, the Okanagan Golf Club, and many others. Jeff specializes in personal, interactive, fun, and unforgettable weddings. DJ Haymaker prides himself on being the most personal, reliable DJ in town. Keeping in constant contact from the first consultation until the last dance is no easy task, but it’s worth it for the incredible night DJ HayMaker will help you craft for your celebration.

Services offered

Playing hits from a number of genres including Top 40, Country, Rock and Roll, 90s, 80s, Hip-Hop, EDM, Classics/Oldies, R&B/soul, Punjabi, and World beats. DJ HayMaker is more than just a DJ as he MCs 60-70 events a year. He is sure to entertain a crowd of any size or taste. The DJ services offered by DJ HayMaker include consultations, a do-not-play list, MC services, and more. DJ HayMaker has liability insurance and only performs at one event per day, guaranteeing you his full attention. Additional equipment is also available for rentals, such as disco balls, microphones, projectors, sound/PA systems, and uplighting. All planning is done online through a secure planning portal using the DJ Event Planner software (which is super sweet and easy).

Other services

In addition to weddings, DJ HayMaker also provides entertainment for corporate events, private parties, engagement parties, graduations, holiday parties, school dances, and anniversaries (and even the odd baby shower, bar or bat mitzvah, and even a funeral once).

Areas covered

DJ HayMaker performs primarily in Kelowna, but does sometimes travel throughout southern British Columbia if he really likes a couple or an event!

Highlights

Music Genres

Country, hip hop, oldies, pop, soul/R&B, rock, top 40

DJ Services

MC, consultation, do-not-play list, liability insurance, one event per day

Starting Price - DJ Services

$1,975

More information

What additional equipment do you offer?

Disco ball
Flat screen
Microphones
Projector
Sound/PA system
Uplighting

What is included in starting price?

MC
Consultation
Travel expenses
Microphones
Sound/PA system

What is the price of your most popular wedding package?

$3,000

What is included in the price of your most popular wedding package?

MC
Travel expenses
Consultation
Microphones
Projector
Flat screen
Sound/PA system

What is the starting price for uplighting?

$200

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    Nicole W. Married on 31/07/2021
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    The best of the best

    We managed to score DJ Jeff Haymaker for our wedding this summer when our booked DJ was unavailable following our date changes. I am still speechless regarding what an incredible job he did both as our MC and DJ, but I will do my best to put it into words. We received incredible feedback from all our guests both on the night of, and months later. We shared with him our goal of “the most fun/best wedding ever” – and he managed to make that happen.

    To start, he may be a professional DJ and MC, however, he should add wedding planner to his title as he was extremely helpful in this regard. He basically did everything but hold our hand along the way. He provided so many tips and tricks for us to keep in mind and checked in with us regularly on how things were going. Due to the pandemic we had to be a bit creative regarding dancing/a dance floor, however he was very helpful and accommodating and even advocated for us as best he could with unique ideas.

    He incorporated games throughout the night, resulting in there never being a ‘slow’ or dull moment. From start to finish, we had so much fun. His ability to read our guests, and bridal party and make jokes/introductions on the fly was something we will never forget. By the end of the night, most people’s comments were how much fun they had, and how their mouth hurt from laughing.

    He managed to take both my spouse and my music recommendations and create the most incredible, fun, and smooth playlist that resulted in a packed dance floor. Jeff took our ideas and made them a reality; he made a huge impact on our day. I would recommend Jeff time and time again; you will not be disappointed. We both truly feel as though we left our wedding with a new friend, he is such an amazing human being, and great at what he does!!!!
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    Kelly T. Married on 17/07/2021
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    How to describe having DJ Haymaker as your DJ and MC? Three words - best wedding ever!

    Jeff literally did everything. We felt like we could completely relax on our special day because we have full confidence that Jeff would keep everything running smoothly. From timing, to organizing, to jokes and to games, and of course incredible music! Jeff gets the party started and doesn’t let it stop. We couldn’t imagine what our wedding would have been like without him.
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    Colin F. Married on 16/07/2021
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    DJ&MC Wedding services

    We are so glad we hired Jeff to be our DJ and MC for our wedding. After meeting with Jeff we instantly felt at ease and knew that we were in good hands. He does so much more than just play music. He helps with the coordination of the ceremony and rehearsal, comes up with fun games during the reception to get the guests interacting, and knows not only how to get the party going out on the dance floor but how to maintain it all night long. Jeff has so much experience with weddings and was able to advise as to what works and what doesn't. He is so good at creating a nice flow between the events of the evening and avoiding awkward lulls.

    But most importantly, we were able to relax and enjoy our big day while Jeff ran the show. What mattered most to us was for our guests to have an amazing time and when we looked around the room all we saw was smiling faces! Everyone was having the time of their lives and a lot of that was due to Jeff!!
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    Karlee R. Married on 27/06/2020
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    Best DJ/MC in the Okanagan

    Best MC & DJ in the Okanagan hands down!
    The first time we met Jeff was at my brother and sister in laws wedding. After seeing what he could do we thought we had to have him at our wedding.

    Any questions we had he was there in a heartbeat to answer. The day before our wedding he came to our venue to run through the whole day and made sure we were on the same page. Thanks to Jeff our day couldn’t have gone any better.

    Jeff is such a personable guy and he shows that he truly cares about how your big day is going to turn out. He really takes the time to get to know the couple he’s working with and also asks questions about the guests so he can connect with them. Jeff has a special way to engage all the guests and knows how to get everyone on the dance floor!

    After our wedding we had so many people tell us it was one of the “best weddings” they have ever been to and that Jeff “absolutely killed it!” We also got asked if he was a family friend of ours.

    We both had such an amazing time and we can’t thank him enough! We have nothing but great things to say about Jeff. It was definitely a day we will never forget! We would recommend him to anyone and everyone in a heartbeat.

    Karlee & Kane Kopp
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    Rebecca V. Married on 18/08/2019
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    Aj al - amazing!

    DJ AL was absolutely amazing! Our wedding was on August 24th in West Kelowna. While we had a few issues with the ceremony microphone, he had back ups and made sure the day went on smoothly. We also had a hiccup right before our first dance when we realized the Groom's parents had gone to get tylenol and suddenly needed a 10 minute "filler"... Al came to the rescue. On the spot he organized a fun game that kept the crowd on their feet, laughing and entertained while the parents returned. And he read the crowd the entire night - if people started to wander back to their seats, he would change the music to get them back on the dance floor. All in all a huge high five to Al for making our wedding a blast :)

    DJ HayMaker's reply:

    Hey Rebecca!! Thanks so much for the kind words for Al!! That's why he did my wedding too! I'm thrilled we could be a part of your day!
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    Elisha S. Married on 02/08/2019
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    The best DJ ever!

    We hired Jeff after a recommendation from the venue we chose for our wedding (the Eldordao hotel in Kelowna). From the very first interaction everything was very professional, he was easy to get a hold of and answered all my questions! I ended up speaking to him over the phone and decided to also ask him to MC the wedding. He's such a nice, friendly, personable person and I just had a feeling he'd be great not only as a DJ but as an MC. We met up with him a few times before the wedding and I felt very comfortable with him, his music choices, and I knew his vibe would match ours well. He included some fun games at the wedding which ended up being hilarious and everyone loved it. We had the best time at our wedding and Jeff was a huge part of that, he was not only the DJ but became a big part of feeling comfortable and at ease through the whole thing! I would highly highly recommend DJ Haymaker for your wedding he's the best choice!!
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    Ashley M. Married on 20/07/2019
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    Best wedding planner/ dj ever


    Hiring Jeff was by far the best decision we made for our big day. The entire day went so smoothly and flawlessly thanks to him. We attended a wedding the summer before that Jeff DJ’d and MC’d which made our decision to hire him an easy one! Jeff is so charismatic and knows how to engage the crowd. He was extremely helpful throughout the planning process and was always happy to have a chat or message me back with any questions I had!

    Jeff is extremely personable and even though we didn’t tell him our immediate families names ahead of time he knew all of them by name instantly! We only had positive feedback from guests about Jeff, everyone wanted to know who our DJ was and where we found him! He is so good at reading the crowd and keeping the dance floor full all night! So many of our guests have told us that our wedding was the “best wedding” they have ever been to. We are still riding the high from our wedding and I am so thankful to Jeff for making it the Perfect day.
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    Kari S. Married on 07/09/2018
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    Best day ever!

    If you’re looking for a DJ who really knows how to put on a great party, DJ Haymaker is your guy! He was phenomenal at paying attention to all of the little details and his experience is evident knowing what the crowd is feeling! He really keeps a finger on the pulse of the crowd.

    Not only does he do a great job of being your DJ, his MC skills take the party to the next level with his personalized introductions, ice breaker games that get all of your guests involved and engaged, and his bridal party games are a definite crowd pleaser! He handled all of our snags perfectly and came up with plan suggestions that made the night run seamlessly. We got SO many compliments on the music and event overall. Jeff really sets the bar high!
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    Laurence R. Married on 03/09/2018
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    Hands down, the best Dj/Mc in the Okanagan!

    We knew, the moment we sat down with Jeff, that we had picked the perfect Dj/Mc for our wedding. It was a no brainer! One of the best decisions we made. Jeff has a way of making you feel comfortable from the get-go. He walked us through all the details of our ceremony, reception and everything in between. We spent over two hours with him and it felt like we were asking our best friend to be our Dj. I remember telling to Brian ''He gets us, eh!'' because that's the truth! You can really tell that he has years of experience and on the things, he's not familiar with he does his research. Jeff really understood what we wanted out of our wedding day and he delivered. Our guests have been messaging us and telling us how great of a night it was. From the games to the music selection to the timing of everything, it was a perfect day and we can't thank Jeff enough. He's more than a Dj for us, he's now a friend and we highly recommend him!
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    Dragica S. Married on 28/07/2018
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    Best dj ever!

    Jeff is AMAZING!!! I first saw him at a wedding years ago and I used to try and book him every year for 3 years in a row for my corporate party but he was always booked. When I got engaged I booked my venue and then contacted Jeff right away and booked him as fast as I could! I had high expectations and he exceeded all of them!! He put in effort to get to know us and our wedding party, coordinated the timeline of our day and made sure it went so smoothly, bringing lawn games and projector equipment, being our MC and organizing the most hilarious games and kept the dance floor packed all night. I sent him a few Croatian songs to play and he did some of his own research and found other Croatian hits that blew my Croatian guests away. All my guests are raving about him and I keep getting messages saying my wedding was the best wedding they have ever been to!! He is the best! So so happy! Thanks Jeff!!!!!!

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  • WeddingWire Wedding Awards 2016 Winner
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DJ HayMaker Real Weddings

  • Caitlin & William
    176 Photos · 30/Aug/2019
  • Megan & Dan
    50 Photos · 16/Sep/2017
  • Brianna & Gerard
    162 Photos · 01/Sep/2017
  • Toria & Tyson
    21 Photos · 08/May/2016

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