Top Rated Maine DJ and Top Rated New Hamshire DJ

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Successful wedding receptions just don't happen, they're carefully planned and executed by entertainment professionals who truly care. I love what I do. You'll feel it from the first call to the last dance.

~DJ Mark Sawyer
Maine DJ
New Hampshire DJ

Southern Maine DJ & New Hampshire DJ Company

I'd love the chance to show you how, and what I can do to make your
reception fun and simply just your style. In addition to keeping your dance floor packed with exciting, we can make your venue beautiful with exciting event lighting.

(I hope it is)

"I couldn't be more pleased with the job Mark did at my wedding. He was the perfect balance between elegance and fun. My wedding was classy but full of energy. Our guests raved."

Christine F.

Parties & Special Event DJ for Maine and New Hampshire

Although weddings are my true passion, I also enjoy playing at other kinds of celebrations like:

  • Anniversaries
  • Bar/Bat Mitzvahs
  • Birthdays
  • Corporate Events
  • Private Parties
  • Graduations
  • Holiday Parties
  • School Events
  • Any Event that needs fun!

"...we couldn’t have asked for anything more, we would recommend you...our photographer said that you are the best Maine DJ he has worked with, and he has been doing this for almost 20 years. He loved that you were very interactive with did a great job helping us plan everything, and everything went smoothly...all of our friends and family had fun...everyone enjoyed themselves... Everyone has told us how much fun they had. We handed out your cards...”



Uplighting floods walls and ceilings with a tasteful tapestry of light to create a dynamic and romantic aura to your event.

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Wedding Blog Posts

alcohol wedding guidelines

Alcohol or no alcohol?

April 8, 2019

It got ugly fast. You will quickly understand why you need alcohol wedding guidelines at your wedding. Uncle Charlie liked his liquor.  And it flowed at his niece’s wedding reception.  Charlie felt as if  he had entered the land of milk and honey.  (That’s a biblical metaphor for what our culture would call a ‘land…

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bride on a budget

Bands vs. DJs

April 1, 2019

Okay … you’re planning your Maine wedding reception, and you are a bride on a budget. As we’ve written in a previous blogpost [“How much to spend on wedding entertainment”], entertainment makes the event.  The question is, what type of entertainment is right for you? Every event needs music.  DJ entertainment and bands each have…

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babies at weddings

The definitive guide to babies at weddings

March 25, 2019

Get ready for controversy: babies at weddings. Your friendships are about to be tested.  If you’re prepared, you can minimize the damage. I refer, of course, to that timeless issue of whether or not to let your friends bring their babies to your Maine wedding. You face two scenarios when it comes to babies at…

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packed dance floors

How much interaction do you want?

March 18, 2019

What single factor will determine the success of your Maine wedding? Packed dance floors. If you’re like the typical bridal couple, success is defined by the dance floor, If it is empty, the wedding is considered a failure, but if it is packed, it is considered a success. And if it is packed all night…

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ugly bridesmaid dresses

Ugly, ugly bridesmaid dresses in movies and TV

March 11, 2019

How many women groan when asked to be a bridesmaid? Their minds go something like this: “I know she’s going to make me wear an ugly bridesmaid dress that costs me a fortune.  How can I possibly get out of this?  Please, God, do something!  I need help!” In order to counter the stigma associated…

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top ten songs for your first dance

Top Ten Classic Songs for Your First Dance

March 4, 2019

Two singular moments define your wedding day:  your vows and your first dance. Here’s our top ten songs for your first dance. Your first dance is a magical moment in your life.  You’ll never forget it.  The song you select for us to play should be personal, meaningful, and nice and slow. Song lyrics are…

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customized wedding entertainment

“Love is patient.” Really?!

February 25, 2019

St. Paul’s much-quoted scripture passage is timeless: “Love is patient, love is kind…” On the other hand, if you ever saw the classic 1989 date flick, “When Harry Met Sally,” Harry (Billy Crystal) isn’t so patient, as expressed in the meme above. Can you blame him?  Love IS wonderful.  So is marriage.  The couples we work with…

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wedding entertainment budget

How much to spend on wedding entertainment

February 18, 2019

Memorize this:  no price is a good price IF you aren’t happy with your reception. Price is meaningless.  Dreams are everything when it comes to your Maine or New Hampshire wedding. If you cut corners on your wedding entertainment budget, you may pay a very big price. Okay, now let’s deal with reality.  I’m guessing…

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first dance advice

Read this only if you’re terrified of your first dance

February 11, 2019

Do you have two left feet? Here’s some sensible first dance advice. Does the thought of getting up in front of the world and dancing your first dance as man and wife terrify you? Here’s some first dance advice that will relieve your worries. You’re not alone, you know. Millions of Americans are afflicted with…

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wedding planning

How to break the ice at a pre-wedding luncheon

February 4, 2019

The scene is tense. Families come together for a pre-wedding luncheon.  An old girl friend of the groom is there.  Yikes!  This could get pretty uncomfortable.  Fast. What to do?  Why it is simple:  break into song! I post above for your viewing pleasure that memorable scene from “My Best Friend’s Wedding” when Rupert Everett…

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