Christina and Philipp's wedding reception at Benn Conger Inn, Groton, NY. August 2018.
What a lovely, friendly, professional, and fun wedding DJ! I would highly recommend him!  Thank you, Peter!
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Wedding: Sarah and Ben at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Syracuse, 11/13/21

Sarah and Ben's wedding reception at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que in Syracuse, NY - Photo by Syracuse wedding DJ Peter Naughton

Seeing that headline, you might wonder, "Wait, they do weddings at the Dinosaur Bar-B-Que? The place is always packed on weekends! How is this possible?" Yes, they do -- and it doesn't disrupt the dining room at all! I'll explain -- along with the usual photos and key song choices -- in today's blog post!

Although the Dinosaur Bar-B-Que's original location in Syracuse has been around for a long time, you may not have realized they added a private banquet room upstairs. (In fact, it's been there for quite awhile -- I had another wedding DJ event here, in 2015.)

Like a few of my other couples this year, Sarah and Ben proceeded with their original plans to say "I do" in 2020, but due to the pandemic-related restrictions in effect at the time, they limited the wedding to a core group of family, and postponed the larger celebration until now. But we still retained many of the usual wedding reception traditions and everyone had a great time!

Before getting into the photos, I have to apologize -- when I took out my camera, I realized the memory card was still in my computer back home. So I had to rely entirely on my phone for these photos. (This is why I'm a DJ, not a pro photographer!)

Sarah and Ben's Key Song Choices


  • Wedding party intros: Kool and the Gang / Celebration
  • First Dance: Jon McLaughlin / I Am Always Gonna Love You
  • Newlyweds & Parents Dance: Rod Stewart / Forever Young
  • Cake Cutting: Maroon 5 / Sugar
  • Anniversary Contest: Eddie Rabbitt & Crystal Gayle / Just You and I
  • Last Dance of the Night: Etta James / At Last

Dinosaur Bar-B-Que Wedding DJ Photo Highlights

Sarah and Ben saved a little time during the "formalities" by using just one song to hold the bride/father and groom/mother dances simultaneously. This -- along with the super-efficient buffet service -- helped to get the dance floor open for everyone sooner than usual. I'm always open to any ideas to give everyone more dance floor time!

As always, here's just a sampling of my photos -- I have even more photos of Sarah and Ben's Upstairs at the Dinosaur wedding reception on my Facebook page!  Scroll down for a direct link to the album.

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A big thank you to Sarah and Ben for choosing me to DJ your wedding! Such a nice couple to work with... I wish you all the best for a lifetime of love and happiness and an early congratulations on your future arrival!

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Angela and Aaron's wedding reception at Lincklaen House in Cazenovia, photo by Wedding DJ Peter Naughton
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