Peter Naughton Productions - Syracuse/Utica Wedding DJ

Rachel and Kevin, 9/8/18

Rachel and Kevin, 9/8/18

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.Wedding DJ Peter Naughton shares photos from Rachel and Kevin's wedding in Litchfield, NY. September 2018.

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.

Click to see Peter’s blog post about this wedding, with more photos, song choices and more!

Christina and Philipp, 8/25/18

Christina and Philipp, 8/25/18

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!

Natalie and Matthew, 6/30/18

Natalie and Matthew, 6/30/18

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.

Andrea and Larry, 4/28/18

Andrea and Larry, 4/28/18

Peter contacted me a few times to go over all the details. That made everything run smoothly and just the way I wanted it to go. He also gave suggestions which were very helpful.

Paula and Sarah, 2/17/18

Paula and Sarah, 2/17/18

Peter is a great DJ! He is very organized, offers great tips for wedding planning and time management. He keeps the dance floor full throughout the event. Uplighting did a lot to enhance the ambience in the room. We would highly recommend him to others, and there were many positive comments from our wedding guests. In fact one couple at our own wedding asked for more info about Peter and they quickly contacted him and booked him for their June wedding.

Molly and Quinn, 9/23/17

Molly and Quinn, 9/23/17

Peter was beyond amazing to work with! His communication throughout the entire planning process was impeccable. He addressed every single question/concern we had and made sure that the sound and music at our wedding were flawless. We got married at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown and had concerns about the music/toasts not being audible in the grand ballroom. Peter was able to bring an entire second set up and double the number of speakers to ensure that everything was heard throughout the entire room. He also went to our venue a few weeks prior to the wedding to do a dry run of the set up and check the sound quality. He did this at no cost and on his own time…truly top notch service and professionalism! Any time I contacted him prior to the wedding with a change to the music/sound plan for the evening, he was so accommodating. He fulfilled my requests for separate songs for all of the wedding party intros and also made a custom mix for our first dance song. If you are looking for excellent DJ services for your wedding, I highly recommend Peter!

Stephanie and Larry, 8/5/17

Stephanie and Larry, 8/5/17

Peter was an incredible DJ and I would recommend him to anyone. Extremely accommodating and a pleasure to work with. So many of my guests were on the dance floor all night and he truly worked hard to make every little detail fall into place.

Christopher and Stephanie, 7/15/17

Christopher and Stephanie, 7/15/17

We hired Peter and we have absolutely 0 regrets about that. Peter’s communication throughout the entire process was top notch. We had a lot of questions and he was so understanding and responsive and he is truly a great asset to lean on when you are planning your reception. Peter is easily one of the most organized people I have ever met and that is a hard accolade to come by from me. Peter, you did a wonderful job and Stephanie and I could not have asked for a better experience, you truly made our reception a night that we will never forget. We will be referring our friends and family to you until we are red in the face.

Ruth and Gregory, 6/24/17

Ruth and Gregory, 6/24/17

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Peter is so organized and clearly experienced which made putting together our reception so easy and fun. From the moment we contacted him to the end of our wedding celebration Peter was beyond helpful and eager to make our reception the kind of party we wanted it to be. We were very happy with everything.

Elizabeth and Nakul, 6/3/17

Elizabeth and Nakul, 6/3/17

Peter was great! I chose him largely for his organizational skills (based off of other reviews). He put together a day-of schedule that he distributed to us as well as all of our other vendors (photographer, officiant, etc) so everyone knew what was happening and when. He also was a great help for music selections and played exactly what we wanted– we requested a couple of Hindi songs which was no problem for him to incorporate into our reception setlist. He also provided music during and before our ceremony. We had music playing as guests arrived and two microphones for the ceremony for an officiant and a vocalist. If you’re in the central NY area, you can’t go wrong with Peter!

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