We got so many compliments on the music for our reception - Peter has a talent for reading a crowd, and our dance floor was never empty! We would absolutely recommend Peter to anyone looking for a DJ.
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Wedding: Megan & Brycen at Springside Inn, Auburn, 9/24/22

Megan and Brycen's wedding reception at Springside Inn, Auburn, NY - September 2022 - Photo by Syracuse wedding DJ Peter Naughton - peterthedj.com

Megan and Brycen couldn't have picked a nicer day to get married at such an amazing venue: it was my first time ever performing at Springside Inn, located along the western shore of Owasco Lake in Auburn. Inside this blog post, I've got photos, song selections and how I had to "MacGuyver" my way through part of the day.

The Springside Inn has a very well-appointed ballroom. Outside, behind the building, there's a wonderfully-landscaped area where you can have your ceremony.

For me, this wedding was a textbook example of why wedding DJs always need a backup plan. When the brand new laptop I intended to use for the reception music refused to power-up, I had to bring my secondary laptop inside from the ceremony to handle the reception, and for the first time ever, I had to use my "emergency tablet" to cover the ceremony music.

Nothing like some quick "MacGuyver-style" drama to liven things up! But in the end, all the right songs played at the right times, and I'm pretty sure neither the guests nor the newlyweds had any idea there was ever a problem. The backup plan worked! The only downside is that I didn't have a chance to get any shots of my outdoor ceremony setup, but professional photographer Heather Eposito and her team got plenty of the ceremony itself:

And for anyone wondering, turns out the issue with the new laptop was a minor glitch. Once I got home and had a chance to Google the problem, I found a quick and easy fix. No issues since then!

Megan and Brycen's Key Song Choices


  • Processional: Piano Guys / A Thousand Years
  • Grand Entrance: Ruelle / I Get to Love You
  • Recessional: Taylor Swift / Today Was a Fairytale


  • Wedding party intros: Multiple songs
  • Newlyweds' intros: Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell / Ain't No Mountain High Enough
  • First Dance: Luke Combs / Beautiful Crazy
  • Father / Bride Dance: Paul Simon / Father and Daughter
  • Groom / Mother Dance: Boy / Lee Brice
  • Cake Cutting: Four Tops / Can’t Help Myself
  • Last Dance of the Night: Taylor Swift / Today Was a Fairytale

Springside Inn Wedding DJ Photo Highlights

Although I didn't have time to snap any photos of the ceremony or the decor, there were plenty of memories captured on the dance floor! As always, this is just a select handful of my photos -- I have even more photos of Megan and Brycen's Springside Inn wedding reception on my Facebook page!  Scroll down for a direct link to the album.

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Thanks again to Megan and Brycen for welcoming me into your wedding day! I had a great time and I wish you all the best for a long and happy marriage!

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