Mary and Jake's wedding provided me the chance to DJ one of the first weddings inside Syracuse's newest venue: The Loft at FlynnStoned in Armory Square! Check out the photos, song selections and more in today's blog post.
The Loft at FlynnStoned is the third and topmost level of the FlynnStoned Cannabis Company, which occupies the former Urban Outfitters store location on Walton Street. As of the date of Mary and Jake's wedding, the store hadn't yet received its New York State licensing to begin selling cannabis products. But I was told when it does, the first level will serve as a check-in area, products will be sold on the second level, while the third level will be remain reserved for private events. (Edit: FlynnStoned's cannabis retail business received NYS approval to open in mid-June.)
The top floor features tall ceilings and a large skylight. A large TV high up on one of the walls was used to display a customized graphic for the wedding. An elevator is available so guests don't need to climb the stairs. (In fact, the stairs are roped-off to prevent customers from coming up and crashing a wedding, and vice versa.)
Although the wide open space allows options for arranging chairs and tables, one thing you need to know about The Loft is that it's a cozier, more intimate space. It was a great fit for Mary and Jake's guests, which I'd estimate numbered somewhere around 50. The Loft's Eventective listing suggests a limit of 75 people... anything above that number, you'll probably need to look for a larger venue. And, it should be noted -- for better or worse, depending on your viewpoint -- although the building will soon be legally selling cannabis, it's still not legal to smoke or vape inside the public areas of most buildings in New York State.
Mary and Jake's Key Song Choices
- Processional: Paul Hankinson / Can't Help Falling in Love With You (wedding version)
- Grand Entrance: Royal Philharmonic / Wedding March
- Recessional: Stevie Wonder / Signed, Sealed, Delivered
- Wedding party intros: Saturday Sun
- Newlyweds' intros: Under Your Scars
- First Dance: Randy Travis / My Greatest Fear
- Dance with Parents: Rascal Flatts / My Wish
- Open Dance Floor: Vance Joy / Missing Piece
The Loft at FlynnStoned Wedding DJ Photo Highlights
As always, this is just a select handful of my photos -- I have even more photos of Mary and Jake's Loft at FlynnStoned wedding reception on my Facebook page! Scroll down for a direct link to the album.
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Here's the 5-star review Mary provided afterward:
Peter was so easy to work with! He only takes one event per weekend so that he has time and attention for each event. Peter was amazing at making sure all my wedding day choices of songs to play (or not play) were handled. He puts in a great amount of time and attention into each event so that every customer is satisfied. The questionnaire is easy to use and helps ensure that everything you want to hear is heard.
She also posted on Facebook:
I appreciate the great reviews! I had a great time at your wedding and I'm glad you did as well! Thank you for selecting me as your wedding DJ. I wish you all the best for many years of love and happiness together!