Marc Augenbraum DJ Services

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Wedding: 11/24/2013
Member Since: 11/12/2012 verified review
Top Notch Reception Music    posted 12/22/2013 (updated 12/23/2013)

It’s extremely rare for me to write a review, whether I’ve had good service or bad service, but when it comes to Marc, I felt compelled to write something…he was just that great. Getting married at the Willard, my wife and I wanted to find a DJ that would play songs the crowd could certainly enjoy, yet matching the environment of the hotel. From the initial interview, Marc was our guy…we read many positive reviews on him and agree with all of his highlights. Most importantly, at least for us, he knows how to read a crowd, while keeping in line with your music tastes. Throughout the night we were told how great the music was…and it’s really all because of Marc. He was very easy to work with; he has high quality sound equipment; a strong voice to introduce the wedding party and move things along; he played the music we wanted; and of course, catered to the crowd (we had a full spectrum of ages, so, it was not an easy task). For me, one of the most memorable moments of the night was the string of songs he played at the tail end of dinner leading into and finishing off the toasts – I couldn’t have picked any better myself…they really fit the mood. And so it goes back to playing the songs you like, while fitting the situation at hand, which I can’t stress how important that is in a wedding DJ. Marc worked with us to find our musical tastes and he took off with it on the day…not one song was played that we didn’t thoroughly enjoy. No question about it, he made the reception memorable…couldn’t be happier!

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Wedding: 3/15/2014
Member Since: 5/26/2012 verified review
Wonderful! Made the wedding great!    posted 3/26/2014 (updated 3/27/2014)

Marc was wonderful. He was by far my most responsive vendor, and he had a great and very complete questionnaire. Marc met with us in person once and called multiple times before the wedding. The music the night of was a total hit! He had everyone, young and old, on the dance floor. It was the perfect mix of classic songs and top 40 hits. His price could also not be beat- Marc even charged us less than he could have for setting up early, before the ceremony.

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Wedding: 10/19/2013
Member Since: 1/28/2013 verified review
Fantastic DJ, very thorough, got everyone dancing    posted 2/4/2014 (updated 2/5/2014)

Marc was great to work with from the start. From our first meeting when he met us at our house to discuss ideas, to following up regularly, making suggestions when we were struggling with filling in holes, and general knowledge of the whole wedding process and timeline, we were very happy with Marc's services. He is definitely an expert! At the wedding he got everyone dancing and went with the flow and adapted when things got a little offbeat. We were looking for a DJ that would really concentrate on the music, not the MC portion, and Marc did a great job keeping the directions, etc. to a minimum and focusing on the music and dancing.

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Wedding: 12/14/2013
Member Since: 12/25/2011 verified review
Fantastic DJ - wonderful to work with    posted 1/29/2014 (updated 1/30/2014)

Marc was great to work with from start to finish. He really listened and understood the mood we were going for. He was on time, professional, and really got the guests dancing.

I have already recommended him to friends and family. Truly top notch. I can't say enough nice things!

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Wedding: 9/21/2013
Member Since: 10/17/2013
Triple A    posted 10/17/2013

Marc was referred to me by another DJ I had randomly contacted after a quick search on google. I reached out to Marc and he was quick to respond to my email. Within days, Marc drove out to my neighborhood for a pre-hire meet and greet. Marc was flexible on meeting location, date, and time, which made my job that much easier. Marc gave off a good first impression: he was clean cut, well-dressed, and carried a professional demeanor.

After I hired Marc, we met to go over my and my bride's expectations for our wedding day. Marc took careful notes, provided a very helpful schedule-of-events template for us to work off of, and was amenable to our requests. Throughout the time leading up to our wedding, Marc was always responsive to emails and calls, which gave us peace of mind that we had chosen the right person.

As for his work at our wedding: it was absolutely amazing. He honored our playlist and do-not-play list, and--as we requested--played a number of songs that were on neither, but matched the style suggested by our requests. He made sure the music was appropriate for each part of the reception. During dinner, there were quieter tunes that didn't drown out conversation; during the balance of the reception, he made sure the dance floor was always full. People loved the music. My wife and I could not have picked a better set of songs to play at our reception. It is also worth noting that Marc was a great MC: he coordinated with our other vendors to ensure that each event of the day was announced and announced on time.

I would highly, highly recommend Marc to anyone looking for a wedding DJ. I thought he was a good value, professional, responsive, and was an important lynchpin for the success of our wedding reception. I have zero regrets hiring him--and have nothing but praise for his fine work at our wedding.

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Wedding: 9/27/2013
Member Since: 7/29/2012
Highly Recommended!    posted 10/11/2013

Marc was an amazing DJ at our wedding on 9.27.13

Our crowd was definitely tough to please, but he was able to draw from all genres of music to get all of our guests up and dancing and having an awesome time! He respected our play/do not play list and took immediate requests by us when we thought of music on the spot.

Marc set up two stations in separate rooms for our dinner and reception and made the whole DJ experience flawless for us. Highly recommended!

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Wedding: 9/28/2013
Member Since: 5/29/2012 verified review
Top Notch Professional DJ!    posted 9/30/2013

We found Marc on The Knot and coincidentally received a recommendation for him from another DJ in the DC area. Since we were planning our Virginia wedding from Los Angeles, our mutual availability was limited, but Marc was great about communicating with us over email, phone, and even Skype late at night. After interviewing Marc and getting a feel for his low-key and straightforward style, we knew almost immediately that we wanted him to work our reception. He was accommodating when we asked him later to provide a second system for amplification and music playback at our outdoor ceremony, and he even set up a personal Dropbox folder for us to exchange music and timeline information with him.

Fully invested in our event, Marc joined us on our venue walk-through about a month before the wedding. On the Big Day, he arrived three hours before he was slated to go "live" so he had plenty of time to set up his ceremony rig, do a proper sound check, and coordinate remaining details with us. Our event featured cocktail attire, and even Marc's setup clothes were nice enough to blend in with the crowd!

During the ceremony, Marc did a great job of riding the mic levels for our readers, the officiant, and us as bride and groom so that we could all be heard equally well. For our reception, the reviews from our guests were unanimously positive, focusing on his great music choices and his perfect sound levels. Dinner music consisted of jazz and big band at a comfortable low volume, and his dance music managed to walk that fine line of being louder and livelier without being overbearing. Instead of being on the mic all night trying to ramp up the crowd, Marc let the music speak for him, for which we were very grateful.

Our crowd consisted largely of baby boomers and folks in their 20s and 30s. Though their collective taste in music proved to be somewhat enigmatic, Marc fine-tuned his playlist all night long, and managed to keep the majority of our guests at the party until the very end at 11pm. Throughout the evening, Marc was respectful not only of of the timeline we gave him, but also of our last-minute changes as we reorganized toasts or had to slip the schedule a bit. We highly recommend him and would love to work with him again.

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Wedding: 11/2/2013
Member Since: 11/12/2012 verified review
A Real Party Booster    posted 9/27/2013

Marc is an excellent DJ. He really got the entire party on the dance floor by playing a great variety of hits from the 80's, 90's and today. He is extremely organized and puts on a fantastic show. He is highly recommended if you are looking for a DJ who will really make your wedding night a memorable evening.

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Wedding: 5/25/2013
Member Since: 7/26/2012 verified review
Kept them dancing all night long!    posted 8/27/2013

Marc was amazing! From our first meeting where he gave us his background and a song list, to the subsequent emails, phone calls and meetings to put together the song list and the entire evening's schedule he was extremely helpful. When we tried to steer from some of the more traditional things such as the bouquet/garter toss, he gave us some modern ideas of replacements. He was perfect on timing and song choice! We had guests ranging in age from 3 into their 70's and no one had 1 bad thing to say about the music!! He kept them on their feet and having a great time!!

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Wedding: 7/13/2013
Member Since: 8/6/2013
Marc Augenbraum DJ    posted 8/6/2013

Marc was an absolutely wonderful DJ! He was incredibly accommodating by phone and email, and ensured that everything ran smoothly on our big day. We are appreciative of the variety of music he played, and the effort he went to in order to find many of the foreign songs that we requested. We would highly recommend him to future couples!

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Wedding: 7/13/2013
Member Since: 5/23/2012 verified review
Best DJ!    posted 7/16/2013

Marc is a true professional. His style is sophisticated and refined. He worked patiently with the bride and groom to assure that the style and music for the ceremony and party was exactly what they wanted. Marc truly "felt the pulse" of the crowd at the party and had everyone on the dance floor throughout the evening. Our guests raved about the music and how beautifully the evening flowed. Thank you Marc for making the wedding evening a true success!

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Wedding: 5/20/2013
Member Since: 8/9/2012
Great DJ!    posted 6/17/2013 (updated 6/18/2013)

Marc was the DJ for our wedding in May 2013. He was a pleasure to work with. He was very professional, had lots of ideas and suggestions, and our other vendors loved coordinating with him. The music selections and execution were great and made our special day flow seamlessly.

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Thanks Heather - As I've said, it was a true pleasure meeting and working with you and Steven. All the best!

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Wedding: 4/27/2013
Member Since: 12/12/2011 verified review
A Great, Affordable DJ in the DC Area    posted 5/30/2013 (updated 6/18/2013)

Leading up to the wedding, Marc was very responsive. We held our reception at a small venue, and we hosted cocktails, dinner, and dancing in different rooms, on the main floor, second floor, and cellar. Regarding the different set-ups required and moving about, Marc was flexible and accommodating. Marc worked well with the venue's director of catering. Regarding the music and dancing, the dance floor was PACKED all evening! All of our guests, from our friends to my ninety year-old grandmother, danced as Marc varied the music and everyone heard a favorite song of theirs played throughout the night. Further, Marc's prices are really quite reasonable.

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Thanks Sunny - You and Drew looked fantastic on your wedding day. I'll always remember jamming in the wine cellar.

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Wedding: 4/13/2013
Member Since: 12/26/2011 verified review
Professional and Personable DJ!    posted 4/28/2013 (updated 6/18/2013)

We were impressed with Marc from the moment we first met him. He had been recommended to us by a coworker who has similar music tastes to us. After our first meeting with March we knew he was the ideal DJ for us. Marc was very professional and personable. Throughout the weeks leading up to the wedding Marc was very responsive and helpful as we finalized our music. He listened to all of our requests regarding the type of music we wanted played and the vibe we wanted for the night. Marc even surprised us by playing our alma mater's fight song while we gathered for a group picture. I would highly recommend hiring Marc!

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Thanks Emily - Can't thank you enough for your kind words. I knew you'd get a kick out of the Penn State fight song. Even I was impressed that I was able to find it. Best wishes to you and Patrick.

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Wedding: 9/22/2012
Member Since: 1/18/2012 verified review
September DC Wedding    posted 12/13/2012

Mark was great! He was very professional and pleasant at our wedding. We were afraid of getting a DJ who would be obnoxious. Mark was just the opposite. He was composed and smooth as an MC and played the essential songs that we asked him to play. He also read the crowd well and played things that he thought would go over well and they did - the majority of our guests were out on the dance floor throughout our reception.


Wedding: 10/9/2012
Member Since: 4/6/2012
Wedding DJ    posted 11/18/2012

I highly recommend Mark for any event! He is professional, highly organized and courteous. He kept the guests dancing all night!

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Wedding: 10/27/2012
Member Since: 10/23/2011 verified review
Absolutely Outstanding    posted 11/17/2012

Marc was great to work with throughout the wedding planning process, and he did a perfect job at our reception. Marc’s unparalleled professionalism and experience was apparent from our first meeting. Marc was thorough with making sure that we were on the same page regarding what music we wanted to hear, and what music we wanted to skip. We also appreciated that he took extra time to figure out which Italian songs to play to get some of our older relatives on the dance floor. On our wedding night, Marc met the perfect balance of being non-intrusive as a DJ while making sure we kept on schedule during the reception as the MC. His music selection was perfect, and it was great to see our older relatives get up and dance while our younger relatives and friends had a blast all night. We could not have asked for a better experience; we had fun all night, and our family/guests were still raving about the music even after we got back from our honeymoon. We definitely plan to recommend him to anyone looking for a DJ.

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Wedding: 9/29/2012
Member Since: 3/12/2012 verified review
Fantastic DJ!    posted 10/24/2012

We were recommended to Marc by the St. Regis hotel, where we were having our wedding. He was on their preferred vendor list for entertainment. Marc was such a pleasure to work with from our initial emails, meeting, phone calls, and the actual event. Marc got to know us as a couple and understood the kind of party we wanted to have at our wedding. He did a great job keeping the party going all night and everyone on the dance floor. His attention to detail was on point with the announcements, song selection and timing. If that isn’t enough, his prices are also VERY reasonable. We would hire Marc again for a future event and certainly highly recommend him!

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Wedding: 8/11/2012
Member Since: 7/23/2011 verified review
Marc is excellent!    posted 10/1/2012

We couldn't have been happier. Marc was a pleasure to work with and did an wonderful job at our wedding reception. Best decision we made!

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Wedding: 9/1/2012
Member Since: 10/5/2011
Marc was awesome!!    posted 9/26/2012

Marc did an absolutely fabulous job at our wedding reception. He was great when I needed to make last minute changes the week of the wedding and even the day of! I sent him a text the day of to change one thing and he responded immediately and then I didn't have to worry about it. He was fabulous at keeping everyone on their feet dancing! I will just say my feet were killing me when I got back to the hotel from dancing so much! Thank you so much Marc!!!

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Multiple Award Winner - "ABSOLUTELY OUTSTANDING!"

2014 Pick for The Knot's "Best of Weddings" Award. Also voted one of The Best DC-based Wedding Vendors by Washingtonian Magazine 2009-2014. One of the most experienced and highly acclaimed Professional DJs in the Washington, DC Area.

"Simply the Best of the Best"
-Editor, Engaged Magazine


  • Price Range: $$
  • Music Types: 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, Big Band/Swing, Classic Rock, Classical, Country, Disco, Folk, Hip-Hop, International, Jazz, Klezmer, Latin, Oldies, R&B, Soul, Top 40/Pop, Variety
  • Specialties: Ceremony DJ, Ceremony Music, Cocktail Hour Music, Coordination Services, Lighting, MC Services, Uplighting

awards and affiliations

  • The Knot Best of Weddings 2014The Knot Best Of Weddings 2014
  • The Knot Best of Weddings 2013The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013

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