As my husband and I were planning our wedding, we were overwhelmed by all the decisions that needed to be made but hiring Peter was an easy one. Peter was so professional and reassuring throughout the whole process. We appreciate that he made time to meet with us to discuss our ceremony and reception and he respond to all emails in a timely manner. He provided us with a timeline of exact how our wedding day would flow. He also forwarded the timeline to our photographer and venue coordinator. Our wedding day went so much smoother because everyone knew exactly what was happening and when. At our reception it was clear he understood how to engage the guests and keep them on the dance floor! He went above and beyond our expectations and we would recommend Peter over and over again!
Peter DJed our wedding and we were thrilled with his work. He was so organized, prepared, and professional. We had more than one meeting with him regarding the schedule of our big day and it made me feel much better knowing what to expect. The day of went by without any issues and everything was perfect! He clearly has a ton of experience and is excellent at what he does. I would definitely recommend Peter for any event!
Peter is extremely organized, quick at responding and will do exactly what you ask of him. He almost felt like a wedding planner for us because he has so much experience with weddings. The website covered things I would have never thought about so it was very helpful and detailed. We highly recommend him!
From start to finish, we were confident in our decision to work with Peter. He was always just an email away. Our wedding needed three different setups, which Peter had no problem doing! We also requested special edits for our bridal party introductions, first dance, father-daughter dance and mother-son dance, and they were done perfectly! At the reception, it was hard to leave the dance floor because we were having so much fun with our family and friends. We wanted a dance party and that's what we got! All-in-all, our wedding day was perfect and Peter really played a huge role in making it amazing! Loved the availability calendar! Also, filling out the planning form online was awesome! I also really liked looking at the blog posts from previous weddings as it gave me ideas for planning.
Out of all the vendors we worked with for our wedding, Peter was by far the most professional. We loved working with him and having him as our wedding DJ! We found a number of our vendors simply by asking family and friends. This was also the case with Peter; Rachel’s uncle used to work with him many years ago and recommended Peter’s DJ services to us. We were so glad to make that connection!
Prior to the wedding, we met Peter in person once - the day we signed the contract - and otherwise communicated over email and Skype. It was perfect for us since we held the wedding in Central NY but planned it from San Francisco. Peter was always quick to respond to emails any time we had questions and always incredibly helpful.
It took us a long time to settle on songs to use throughout the ceremony and reception but Peter was helpful, flexible and adaptable when working with us on a late schedule. He comes prepared with a list of song suggestions from previous clients that he can give to help with your choices for first dances, cake cutting, ceremony, etc.
As we got to the week before the wedding we changed our mind on what we wanted for music playing during dinner. We told Peter to play songs from the 1950s to today over the course of dinner - essentially walking us through the decades. That was all the direction he needed to run with it and make it a hit.
We trusted Peter to pick songs when we couldn't; we decided a day or two before the wedding that we wanted to do the “shoe game” during the reception and delegated the song selection to him without a second thought. He nailed it - with game show music!
We had a surprise firework showing in the evening. Peter didn’t know about this until we told him 10 minutes prior. We asked him to “make an announcement” for people to stay just a bit longer - without giving away the surprise - because many were starting to leave. He did a great job with the announcement and gave the attendees a hint of what was coming by playing Katy Perry’s “Firework” song. 🙂
Our event was outside and the dinner and reception were held primarily inside a large tent. We used Peter’s wireless uplights to help illuminate the tent. This was HUGE for us. One of our biggest worries going into this event was powering everything on generators. Knowing that Peter had *wireless* lights he could bring for us - that ran on batteries and wouldn’t need the generator was a huge win for us. He let us customize the colors we used for the uplights to match the wedding colors.
Peter is extremely detailed in his planning and preparation prior to the event which we saw reflected as a seamlessly run event - with him leading the way. We’d hire him again in a heartbeat and highly recommend him to anyone who may want DJ services in the future.
Peter was the perfect choice for our wedding day. We had an extra long wedding with special requests, like German songs, and Peter rose to every occasion! When we had last minute changes and requests, he handled them with no issue at all. What a lovely, friendly, professional, and fun wedding DJ! I would highly recommend him! Thank you, Peter! Best wishes!
Peter was professional and easy to work with. We were planning our wedding from out of town, Peter was happy to Skype with us so we didn't have to make the trip to Syracuse or forgo some crucial client/vendor conversations before our wedding. It was great that Peter was able to get everything set up and transfer seamlessly between the cocktail hour and the reception, so we didn't have to worry about a thing.
Peter's note: the Collegian Hotel & Suites was known as the Genesee Grande Hotel at the time this review was written.
Peter Naughton Productions is a mobile disc jockey and voiceover service based near Syracuse, NY. Since 2011, Peter has specialized in Wedding DJ services for Central New York, the Mohawk Valley, the Finger Lakes and 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!