Peter did a great job with music and the uplighting he did was beautiful! We had such a fun time!
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Wedding: Sarah and Ryan at Sinclair of Skaneateles, 4/16/22

Sarah & Ryan's wedding at Sinclair of Skaneateles, April 2022, photo by Syracuse Wedding DJ Peter Naughton peterthedj.com

My first wedding DJ committment for 2022 was also my first ever at the Sinclair of Skaneateles. Although the wedding didn't cooperate with Sarah and Ryan's plans to get married outside, we all pivoted smoothly to "plan B" indoors and had a wonderful evening! Check out the blog post for photos, song choices and more.

I was so thrilled to hear from Sarah when she first asked if I would be available to DJ her wedding. A few years ago, I was the DJ for her brother's wedding, so I appreciate Stephen and Sharon passing along my name and it was great to see them again at Sarah and Ryan's wedding!

The Sinclair of Skaneateles is so named because it's located inside what used to be the Sinclair Chair Factory, built in 1871! The Carberry Family, owners of the venue, have done a wonderful job transforming the space into a beautiful reception area, capable of accommodating up to 200 guests. Although dinner seating is split between two levels, the layout offers plenty of open space for music to reach the upper level.

Sarah and Ryan's Key Song Choices

Ceremony

  • Processional: Piano Guys / A Thousand Years
  • Grand Entrance: Paul Hankinson / Perfect (violin & piano wedding)
  • Recessional: Stevie Wonder / Signed, Sealed, Delivered

Reception

  • Wedding party intros: Hall & Oates / You Make My Dreams Come True
  • Newlyweds' intros: Bruno Mars / Marry You
  • First Dance: Brad Paisley / Then
  • Newlyweds & Parents Dance: Rascal Flatts / My Wish
  • Last Dance of the Night: Russell Dickerson / Yours (Wedding Edition)

With the original plans, the ceremony would have happened outside. For outside ceremonies, The Sinclair prefers to run their own sound system and speakers, with the DJ simply providing the music. But with the rainy weather forcing the ceremony indoors, I provided the mics and music with my own system, flowing seamlessly into cocktail hour when it was over.

Sinclair of Skaneateles Wedding DJ Photo Highlights

As always, this is just a select handful of my photos -- I have even more photos of Sarah and Ryan's Sinclair of Skaneateles wedding reception on my Facebook page!  Scroll down for a direct link to the album.

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Had a great time working with the crews from Seneca Ryan Photography and Inner Loop Digital! Here's some of their work:

And I can't forget to give a shout out to Tail and Toppings, they were there with their ice cream booth, serving awesome sundaes for all in attendance -- I should have taken this next photo sooner, but couldn't resist scarfing down the whipped cream on my way back to the DJ booth:

Thanks again to Sarah and Ryan for choosing me as their wedding DJ... and to the Carberry family at Sinclair of Skaneateles and everyone else who took part in making this another incredible wedding celebration!

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Peter is truly a great asset to lean on when you are planning your reception. He truly made our reception a night that we will never forget.
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Since 2011, Syracuse Wedding DJ Peter Naughton has been serving Central New York along with the occasional road trip to the Southern Tier or the Thousand Islands.  One price covers everything you need for an unforgettable celebration with Peter's stress-free wedding package!
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