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LATEST REVIEWS

 

November 11th Wedding Reception

Drumlins Country Club, Syracuse, NY 

Kevin Colangelo is absolutely the best around! We never knew how good a DJ could be until we met Kevin. He was an excellent speaker that night and kept the reception running smooth. He was easy to work with and gave excellent suggestions based on his experience that truly made our reception exceptional. We booked the photo booth as well and it was amazing how much our guests enjoyed having their pictures taken...guests from their 20s-70s were in the booth having a blast! We had almost 300 guests that had a variety of musical interests and Kevin was able to entertain everyone with a range of great music. His staff was courteous and professional. My husband and I had a great time! Our guests were very impressed with Kevin. Thank you so much!!!!!!

Kristina Kehoskie Clark

Email Address: kehoskie@yahoo.com

October 23rd  Wedding Reception

Traditions at Links, Fayetteville,  NY

Michael and I just wanted to thank you so very much for the most wonderful job you did with our wedding. 
Your ideas and suggestions were so incredible and made such a difference in our day.  They made such a difference and really added to the beauty of the day.  The music was great and you kept the reception moving in a terrific way even though we were behind time wise.  You and your staff were very professional and so easy to work with.  Michael and I didn't know until that day that your company did Michael's brother and sisters wedding too.  A great tradition to start in the Silverman family!!!  Thank you so very much for all your hard work and for making our special day so great and wonderful.  We couldn't have done it without you. 
Michael and Mackenzie Silverman

September 24th Wedding Reception

Skaneateles Country Club, Skaneateles NY  

My wife and I could not possibly be happier or more satisfied with Kevin's services.

We understood that Kevin was pricier than other DJ services.

We believed that someone who could make our reception memorable would be worth it.

WE WERE RIGHT!

The dance floor was constantly packed!

Our guests told us, with conviction, that they enjoyed our reception MORE than any they had been to before!

Retrospectively Shelley and I would describe Kevin more as a MC than a DJ.

The way that Kevin 'read' the room, to assure all our guests had fun was the reason!

His ability to keep our guests engaged throughout the evening was what made our night magical!

WITHOUT RESERVATION, fell free to contact us for any further comment or questions.

GARY ANDRADE

Email Address: GANDRADE38@AOL.COM

Home Telephone Number: 315 345 4793

September 17th Wedding Reception

Lafayette Hills Country Club, Syracuse NY  

Review From Mother of the Bride: Kevin Colangelo was recommended to me for my daughters wedding reception by a friend of mine who hired Kevin twice for her son\'s and daughters wedding receptions. She obviously liked him enough the first time to hire him again. At our first meeting with him I was impressed with his background, talent and professionalism. With his excellent website we were able to conveniently plan the complete DJ itinerary for my daughters wedding reception. He answered our questions in a timely manner and was very attuned to every detail. The timetable of events during the reception flowed smoothly. The music played was enjoyed by all ages and I've never seen so many people dance for so long at any reception I've been to! The bride and groom had the best time ever - it was way beyond their expectations! I definitely give Kevin a thumbs up!

Kathy Laubenstein

Email Address: lacny76@hotmail.com

Home Telephone Number: 315-637-9261

Review from Bride Christine;

Kevin did an amazing job DJ’ing our wedding. He played the perfect mix of slow and dance songs to get everyone up and dancing. He provided wonderful advice related to speeches, introduction songs and the anniversary dance. He was very careful about making sure everything went just right and he succeeded. He also did a great job engaging our guests and taking their requests. I've received such terrific feedback about our reception and Kevin's performance in particular. Thanks, Kevin!

christinedunne6@gmail.com

Home Telephone Number: 617-953-8689

September 16th Wedding Reception and Ceremony

Glenora Winery, Dundee NY

Review: Kevin Colangelo was a fantastic DJ! From our first meeting we knew that our reception would be fantastic.  Planning the music for the reception was a breeze with the online website. The forms were very easy and helpful. He also took a lot of time not just during our first meeting but also met with us at our venue a couple weeks prior to the wedding to go over floor plans, lighting etc.

We were both extremely pleased with his performance at our wedding. He was very attentive to the pace of the wedding and accommodated all of our music requests. The dance floor was NEVER empty! We have had multiple friends and family members compliment the music and state that it was the BEST wedding reception that they had been to in years!

We highly recommend Kevin and his company to any of you looking to book a DJ!

Andrea and Aaron

AndreaWhalen

Email Address: andrea.m.whalen@gmail.com

September 4th Wedding Reception and Ceremony

Turning Stone Casino, Verona NY

Review: Kevin exceeded our expectations for planning, lighting, sound, music and entertainment for our wedding day.  He was not only very attentive and receptive to our needs and concerns prior to the event, but he demonstrated his attention to detail as he carried out these plans.

We were so happy that we went with Kevin for our ceremony sound and music.  The ceremony went flawless and the music was played exactly how we wanted it.  His suggestion for music selections for both the ceremony and reception was a big hit as well.

As far as the reception, the dinner music was perfect for the setting. When it was time to pick it up, everyone was on the dance floor!  The lighting and sound system really help make the event as well. Everyone could hear the toasts clearly and that was a huge plus for us as we have been to many events where we would barely hear the speaker.

Overall, Kevin and his staff did a phenomenal job for us. Everything from the planning to the transitions to the photo booth was exactly what we wanted and kept the day practically worry free!!  His suggestions and fast response (especially as the event drew near) really helped keep the whole day an event that we and our guests will never forget.  I highly recommend his services to anyone for any event! Thanks Kevin!

Shawna Babcock

Email Address: shawnababz@gmail.com

July 16th Wedding Reception

Crowne Plaza Hotel, Syracuse NY

Review: Kevin is obviously very good at what he does. He kept the flow of the reception going in a timely fashion with out ever making it feeling rushed. Everything went smoothly and easily. A job well done!

Sara Jewett

July 2nd Wedding Reception

Traditions at Links, Fayetteville, Syracuse NY
Review: When we were first looking for DJ services we were disappointed to find a huge lack of interest from disc jockeys; that was until we found Kevin. From the moment we met him he was enthusiastic and willing to offer us a ton of advice since we were very inexperienced with throwing a wedding reception. He made us feel very at ease and through out the entire planning and event none of us had to feel nervous about the celebration. Kevin was able to work with us to give us the kind of party that people are still talking about day after day! We are getting emails from many out of state and country guests that say that have never had so much fun at a wedding before and that the DJ was so amazing. Literally, the dance floor was packed the entire night! We would recommend Kevin to anybody putting on an event. He is professional, energetic, and very knowledgeable about what he does. We couldn't have been happier with out wedding day. It was the perfect day and thanks to Kevin we had the time of our lives!
Sean & Katherine Dooher

June 26h Wedding Reception

Double Tree, Syracuse NY
Review: Within about 5 or 10 minutes of meeting Kevin Colangelo, I knew I wanted to hire him to be the MC at my wedding.  Kevin came to my parents house the fall before my June wedding.  He spent around three hours with my parents and I describing in detail what he could do for us at my wedding.  He was very animated and expressive, even getting up out of his chair at times to describe some of his wonderful ideas.  My parents and I hired him that night-we knew we had the right guy for the job!! We were definitely not disappointed.  As the time quickly approached for the wedding and more contact was made with Kevin, he was always very prompt in responding to phone calls and e-mails and always spent whatever time was needed on these phone calls and e-mails.  Kevin always offered extra wonderful ideas.  When I was concerned about how to make my groom\'s side of the room for the reception look/be more attractive, Kevin suggested we put high top tables and a bar over on his side.

This worked out fabulous! Kevin was fabulous at the reception as well doing his best to play as many songs as I had requested.  He was professional and classy all the way through!! I would highly recommend Kevin for your next event!!
Rozalyn (maiden)Passarelli & (married) Stolusky
Email Address: rozalynpassarelli1@yahoo.com
Home Telephone Number: 315-857-3624

June 18th Wedding Reception and Ceremony

Private Estate, Schenectady, NY

Review: Kevin did a spectacular job  on our wedding day. Elaine & I loved the music and how he performed. Right from the start he handled our day with absolute professionalism. His attention to detail was outstanding and our guests are still talking about his performance. We would highly recommend Kevin and you will not be disappointed.

Scot & Elaine Valente

Email Address: valentescott@ymail.com

Home Telephone Number: 518-496-5834

June 17th 2011 Wedding Reception
Mohawk River Country Club

Review: From the first time I saw Kevin in action about 5 years ago at one of my friends wedding I knew that the day I got married he was going to be the one and only DJ I called! My wife was against only checking out one DJ for the wedding (you know how women get about wedding details) but she trusted in what I had to say about Kevin. after coming to an agreement on the cost of the services which I felt was very reasonable we not only booked Kevin as our DJ but also his wedding photo booth. we wanted to do a different wedding favor because everyone pretty much throws them out or never takes them anyway. so we went with the booth. what an awesome idea!! people raved about it all night. They were having the time of their lives playing dress-up and feeling like a child again. It honestly was the greatest idea Kevin gave me for the event. and if I didn't trust his judgment I probably would have not done that. So thank you Kevin!

Approximately one week before our wedding Kevin drove all the way from Geneva NY (finger lake country) to our wedding site which i believe was 3.5 hours away just to meet with me and Brittany and discuss what WE wanted to see for our wedding. It was a 2 hour meeting He completely made our wishes and vision come to life. I honestly don't know of many company's who would do that for their clients. At best I expected a phone conversation about what we wanted. We talked about everything from music to up-lighting and everything in between. My wife felt so comfortable and excited after meeting him and seeing what live art he was going to paint for us and our guests. And to top it all off when him and I first spoke I told him that i only wanted him (Kevin) to run our wedding and not anyone else from his company he took the job. I was very impressed with him after he said he could be our DJ personally. I really thought he wouldn't want the job because it was so far from home for him but he accepted personally and with ease.

Its been almost a month since our wedding and we still see people who all they do is talk about how it was the best wedding they have ever went to in their lives!! how Kevin was the best DJ they ever heard at a wedding and they also cant get over the   lighting inside the main dining room. people told me its like something they only see on TV. Since the wedding I have several friends who will be married in the next few years, and also my own brother who will be having a band at his wedding in October want to book Kevin. he was so impressed with him he wants to have him create memories for his wedding like ours.
Kevin blew our mind away with the music, lights, and his level of professionalism. My wife and I were so blessed to get the opportunity to experience at our wedding what Kevin does. he truly is the best!! There really is no other DJ out there who can compare with Kevin, again...HE IS THE BEST!! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR EVERYTHING!
Matthew & Brittany Stone

June 11th 2011 Wedding Reception
Ravenwood Golf Club, Victor NY

Review: Kevin was great from the day we met with him to discuss his services.  He had so many great ideas on wedding details other than just his DJ services, he had unique ideas from his years of experience and we used some of them and they were such a special addition to the wedding!  Not only does he have a great website to use along the way during planning but he will travel to meet with you to go over details and help in the planning process and make sure then venue and his service runs smoothly.  The music was fantastic and every one was dancing all night long until the last song was played.  He also did up-lighting which looked AMAZING!  We also booked a photo-booth and that was a huge hit and you get a copy of everyone\'s at the end and its a great guest book to keep after to look back at.  Kevin\'s energy and thoroughness really are appreciated and am sooo happy we chose him for our wedding!  THANK YOU Kevin, you did a great job and it really means a lot to us that you were a great MC for our wedding. All our guests were very impressed and continue to ask us your name. Keep in touch, Good luck in everything!
Victor Sanquez
Email Address: vsanchezss33@gmail.com
Home Telephone Number: 585-490-0628

Wedding Reception

University Club, Manhattan, NYC

May 14th 2011

Review: We were very happy with Kevin\s services.  Before the wedding, we had an hour-long call with him to talk about the details of the event, minute by minute.  Kevin\'s experience was clear as he told us how to structure the event (i.e. make sure that no one is clearing dishes during the speeches).  He was also excellent about finding the music we wanted and even remixing certain songs to fit our needs.  Day of, Kevin and his team arrived on time and were all set up as expected. 

The event went smoothly thanks in large part to Kevin's assistance. 

Andrew Janis

Email Address: janis.andrew@gmail.com

Wedding Reception

January 22nd 2011
Carey Lake, Rochester, NY

Review: Kevin Colangelo did such a great job at our wedding reception. The lighting, music, planning and coordinating, not to mention the energy was outstanding. We have had so many different people ask us who our DJ was after the wedding. He was very dedicated to bringing everything we wanted together  and really making our night very special. Thank you so much Kevin!!!!! Amazing is really the only word for his services!!!

Danielle Hawkins

Wedding Reception

Ithaca Yacht club

October 10th 2010
Without ever meeting Kevin in person until the day of our actual wedding, my wife and I booked Kevin during the wedding planning process after speaking to him one-time on the phone only. Kevin was so thoughtful and walked us through everything that he would do for the reception. He really listened to what we wanted and ensured us that he would make that happen (and he did not disappoint). Furthermore, about a week before the wedding, we had a 2 hour conference call where we reviewed every last detail. Needless to say, before ever meeting Kevin or hearing his music, I knew we had the right guy.
Now on to the fun stuff....Kevin was an absolutely amazing DJ. Full stop. When I say that every song he played seemed like the perfect fit, I really mean it (my friends/family agreed as well because they could not believe what a great DJ we had). After getting a feel from us for the type of music we wanted to have, he started out with some classic oldies to get the dancing started. This was earlier in the evening so it was great for our older guests. But by the end of the night, he literally had the place dancing like crazy (mostly me and my wife's friends at this point). But the way that he transitioned from song to song and MC'd the event as perfect. Also, I am from outside of New Orleans so I wanted to make sure I had some of my hometown music, which Kevin was able to make happen as well.

If you are looking for a DJ that isn't cheesy, knows how to MC an amazing party and is a true professional, then search no further. I strongly recommend Kevin for his services. If you are not convinced by recommendation, then I would suggest you call him to get a sense for what a good guy he is and what a fantastic DJ he can be for you!
Thanks Kevin!
John Hill
Email Address: johnnyh@cpequity.com
Home Telephone Number: 917 282 7505

Wedding Reception

February 26th 2011

Asbury Hall,  Buffalo NY
Review: We were extremely pleased with the complete service we received from Kevin Colangelo.  This includes the pre-planning discussions, pricing, the functionality of the online planning website, as well as Kevin's attention to our questions and requests. 

With regard to the reception itself, Kevin ensured everything went off without a hitch.  We had asked for some additional requests that required his assistance (custom introductions, surprise guest singer, hall acoustics, up lighting, etc) which he ensured were executed properly. 

Most importantly, Kevin and his assistant made sure the party was a party to remember.  The flow of the music and the order of the songs he played were perfect.  The crowd was involved and dancing the entire night and everyone had a great time.  We receive tons of compliments and positive questions about the DJ.  We would definitely recommend his service.  Thanks!

Charlie & Karen Fashana
Email Address: italia47@aol.com

Wedding Reception

October 30th 2010

Turning Stone Casino, Verona NY

Review from the Bride Jennifer Phelan;

Kevin Colangelo went above and beyond to help me make my wedding day unique and one-of-a-kind. I live out of town so I had to rely on emails and calls to correspond with him, and he was professional and helpful the entire time, making me feel like everything would fall into place. From special requests (Kevin cut our first dance song for us) to specific details (cueing, song choice, etc), Kevin made sure that no detail was overlooked. He listened to what I wanted and offered advice as needed. The day of the wedding I was given a very special surprise by my Father. For his speech he had secretly worked with Kevin to do a musical timeline of my childhood and even though they had never practiced this 'performance' it was flawlessly coordinated. There was not a dry eye in the room. I have no doubt that this very sentimental moment would not have happened, if it had not been for Kevin's care and compassion. Because of that, it was a moment that I will never forget. Thank you Kevin for running your business with professionalism, grace and honesty, you have my recommendation.

Review from the Father of Bride Jeff Phelan;

Review: Kevin played a major role in my daughter’s wedding and his professionalism was unmatched that day. His preparation to detail and his experience shined on our special day. Kevin knows exactly what to say and when to say it and more importantly, ‘how to say it’. He was a pleasure to work with. 
We received many compliments from our guests, as well as we asked Kevin to do some different things and he performed them flawlessly. He knows how to read a crowd; his voice is spectacular and his clarity is outstanding. 
Thank you Kevin for the splendid job you did at Jennifer’s and Ryan’s wedding. We had guests from 6 states and they all commented on what wonderful job you did.
Kevin is at the top of his trade. His experience and professionalism truly shined on our special day!
Jeff Phelan
Email Address: jefphelan@gmail.com
Home Telephone Number: 315-451-1904

Wedding Reception

October 9th 2010
Dibbles Inn, Vernon, NY

Our ceremony and reception was amazing.  Kevin chose perfect music for the ceremony and reception.  Our guests are still talking about how great the music was and how much fun they had.  They said Kevin was funny and started off the night with a boom! My husband and I could not be happier and we are so happy with the professionalism and quality of the dj service.  The photo booth was a huge hit too!  It was so nice not to have to worry about what songs to play or what was going to get played and if people were going to dance.  People of all ages were dancing all night from start to finish.  We highly recommend Kevin Colangelo Premiere Disc Jockeys.  If you want a wonderful reception with people dancing all night and worry free, definitely hire this company.  You will not regret it!
Laura Reddington
Email Address: roberl1@sage.edu
Home Telephone Number: 315-404-1084

Wedding Reception

September 25th 2010
Turning Stone Casino and Resort, Verona, NY
Kevin is a true professional and great at what he does. From our first meeting to the end of our reception Kevin never missed a beat.   It's refreshing to see someone take as much pride in their work as Kevin does. If your looking for a true pro to DJ your wedding or any other event Kevin is your man!
Marta Navarro
Email Address: Martancarl@gmail.com

Wedding Reception

September 5th 2010
Belhurst Castle, Geneva, NY

Kevin DJ'd a close friend's reception last year as well as my own this September.  Our friend's wedding was an absolute blast and I was impressed with how Kevin gauged the crowd and played an outstanding mix of music that kept the dance floor packed all night.

Needless to say, I was excited that we had Kevin booked for our wedding the next fall.

 

I cannot thank Kevin enough for the job that he did at our reception.  We have received numerous comments from friends and family that it was the best reception they have ever attended.  There were 150 guests and nearly every one of them (from ages 8-80) was on the dance floor the entire evening.

 

We let Kevin pretty much run the entire evening and our play/don't play lists were very short.  The music selection was awesome, the right mix of classics and new hits.  As with our friend's wedding, Kevin did an incredible job of gauging the crowd and giving the people what they wanted.

 

What impressed me the most about Kevin was his level of professionalism and preparedness.  Our planning meeting before the wedding was invaluable as Kevin offered several suggestions on the order of events and the flow for the evening.  His experience really showed here and his suggested timeline for the evening was perfect.  We could not have planned the schedule better and are very grateful for his input.

 

Of all the various vendors required to pull off a wedding, Kevin very easy to work with and the one whom we felt most comfortable with and confident in.  I would recommend him without reservation as he has nailed two home runs at both weddings I've been to.  Thanks again Kevin!

Mike Donnelly

Email Address: donnelly41@gmail.com

Home Telephone Number: 315-256-4311

Wedding Reception and Ceremony

August 21st 2010
Traditions at The Links at Erie Village, Syracuse NY


In our almost 60 years, we've attended more weddings than we can count. Never before have we seen a performance that comes close to the production that Kevin and his team created for our daughter.
From the set up at our outside wedding on somewhat difficult terrain to the 6 hour reception that followed, everything was simply perfect.
Our guests were awed by Kevin's equipment and the professional manner in which he kept the reception moving along. The dance floor was never empty...many danced to nearly every song...straight through to midnight. And yes, several even climbed to the top of the tables to dance.
The photo booth was a huge hit...we heard many positive and fun comments. The thoughtful backlighting of the sweetheart table and nearby columns was a wonderful touch.
Thanks to Kevin and his team, our daughter's wedding has now set the "gold standard" for "DJ" entertainment against which all future weddings will be evaluated (and we counted at least 24 upcoming weddings in our friendship circle over the next several years).
Thanks Kevin for delivering an "evening to remember"---you made our "reception jitters" disappear and made us comfortable that our special evening was in your very good hands indeed.
Thanks so much,

Mike & Nancy Beardsley
Chittenango, NY

Email Address: casketeer@aol.com
Home Telephone Number: 315-687-6316

Wedding Reception
The Lodge, Skaneateles, NY

Thank you for helping to make this such a wonderful event!!! Our guests loved the music that catered to all ages 9-90! We appreciate all of your help and patience through our planning process from the moment we inquired about your services through the day of our wedding.

 

 

We will certainly recommend Kevin and his staff in the future.
Timothy and Jennifer Rouse
Email Address: Jerosney@hotmail.com

Wedding Reception, Skaneateles Country Club,

Skaneateles, New York
Kevin - you were amazing!  My daughter's wedding reception was wonderful.  Our initial meeting with you made it clear to us that we had chosen the perfect DJ.  We knew immediately we were in good hands with you.  The reception had a full dance floor from the time we arrived until the last dance.  Thank you for your part in making it such an amazing day.  You're the BEST!!!

Pamela Devendorf
Email: Devendorfp@ccs.cnyric.org
Home Telephone Number: 315 656-8601

Wedding Reception, Justin's Grill,

Syracuse, New York

Kevin did an amazing job. The ceremony music he helped us pick was absolutely perfect! The ideas he gave for the reception were great and included everyone. All of the requests for music to be played were filled! Every step of the night was planned and played out to a T, making the experience a dream come true! Kevin is very professional and amazing at what he does. He was the perfect pick for the DJ at our wedding! We received so many compliments on him!

Kelly Anderson

Email Address: Kellymkessler@yahoo.com

Home Telephone Number: 602-421-7451

Wedding Reception, Arrowhead Lodge,

Brewerton, New York

From my first phone conversation with Kevin, to the meeting in his office, to the wedding day… everything was absolutely amazing. Every detail was so wonderfully planned and executed to perfection. Family and friends ranted and raved about how involved he was with our guests. The music equipment and lights were incredible, never in my wildest dreams did I imagine that having the right DJ could make an event so much more amazing! Thank You Kevin for all you did for US!

Jackklynne Johnson
Email Address: jnsxmp@aol.com
Home Telephone Number: 315-243-4727

Wedding Reception Hotel Syracuse,

Syracuse, New York

Kevin Colangelo and his team went above and beyond all of our expectations.  From the very first call, we knew we had found the perfect DJ for our wedding.  We were planning our New York wedding from Oklahoma and Kevin put our minds at ease by making amazing recommendations on photographers and other vendors.  Kevin also prepared a masterful and artistic slideshow for our guests that blew their minds.  It truly was memorable!  Kevin was always 100% professional, but still knew how to have fun.  He ensured that we didn't have to take care of anything when it came to our wedding day.  The sound system was phenomenal and his MC skills are truly something to be admired.  Everyone raved about how wonderful Kevin's services were.  Anthony and I will recommend Kevin and his Team to everyone we can.  Please feel free to contact me as a reference! And Thank you Kevin for making our Wedding such a special day!
Lisandra & Anthony D'Agostino

Telephone Number: 315-391-5421
Email Address: LLashomb85@yahoo.com

Wedding Reception Club Shenandoah,

Verona, New York

When we first met with Kevin we immediately became excited to have him as our DJ for our wedding. As the event drew closer it was easy to see that Kevin followed through with what he offers.  Never have I ever seen such professionalism, maturity and class with a DJ service.  Kevin and his assistant handled the evening so well…from start to finish everything ran smoothly. As I looked around the night of our reception I noticed that literally EVERYONE was on the dance floor, even people who swear they do not dance.  If you are looking for your reception or event to be “the best ever” definitely consider hiring Kevin, he will make it happen and follow through on his word. The reviews are still coming in for our reception…from the music selection to Kevin’s organization, the night was a hit!  You definitely get what you pay for with Kevin’s DJ service

Kristin and Mike

kristinrabbia@yahoo.com
Kristin Rabbia, LMSW
Liberty Resources

Wedding Reception Brae Loch Inn,

Cazenovia, New York


Kevin did an amazing job DJ-ing our wedding! It would not have been the same without him! All of the guests commented on how much fun he was! I loved all the ideas he had to involve all the guests – things like giving away the centerpiece, bouquet and garter toss – that you see at every wedding, he had great ideas to make them fresh and exciting! Also – we had friends that were celebrating their 1st wedding anniversary at our wedding & he had the best idea how to make them feel special.
Kevin helped to create memories that we will not likely forget. Also – he used inspiration from the venue to set the tone for the wedding. It was exactly how I envisioned it, but better.
Thank you Kevin! I’d recommend you to anyone for their event!!!

Emily Keegan
Email Address: emkeegan@gmail.com

Telephone Number: 315-559-7241

Wedding Reception Dibbles Inn,

Verona, New York

WOW!! AMAZING!! We had our wedding just a few days ago and people are still asking who the DJ was and where we found him. Everyone LOVED him! The dance floor was PACKED all night long.  People sat down only long enough to get a drink and to catch their breath. Kevin Colangelo was my DJ and he was courteous, very professional and FULL of great ideas!  When we first called Kevin about being our DJ, I was looking for price - not necessarily quality.

I'm super glad that Kevin convinced us to meet with him before giving us a quote.  He drove 45 minutes to my house just for a meeting! No strings attached.  He came prepared to answer questions and give suggestions on everything from music to seating arrangements, never once asking or hinting at signing a contract on the spot.  If Kevin hadn't insisted on a meeting, I may have gotten a DJ that I disliked or didn't mesh with my husband and I just because I was being frugal with the budget.  Turns out that Kevin worked out in budget and completely EXCEEDED my expectations! The DJ is a very important part of the party... without a great working relationship with him/her, your reception could be a disaster.  I want to thank Kevin and his assistant from the bottom of my heart for making my wedding reception what it was.  Spectacular uplighting that made the room perfect, great music all night long and an great sense of fun from Kevin all made my wedding reception the huge hit that it was!

Jamie and Scott Hollenbeck

Email Address: jase6173@yahoo.com

Wedding Reception Six Mile Creek Vineyard,

Ithaca, New York

The evening was full of many pleasant surprises, the lighting during our indoor ceremony being the first of those.  Colors of soft, fluid light, grazed the walls of the intimate tasting room of the vineyard, which is where our ceremony took place.  We were counting on an outdoor ceremony but moved indoors due to rain.  Of all the visits my fiancé and I had made to the location during the planning of our wedding, I had never seen it look so majestic! A great deal of this was due to the artistry and expertise of Kevin and Co. We were actually quite thankful that things worked out as they did, which leads to another satisfying point of the evening: The decision to move the ceremony indoors was rather last minute, yet Kevin adjusted everything accordingly and comfortably.  Guests were saying of the ambience everything from, “It was awesome!” to “It looked like heaven in there,”

The after-rain mist creeping in the vineyard outside the huge windows played a part as well, but it was incredible the way the weather and the lighting/mood accentuated one another.
Kevin made every effort to inform myself and my husband of the events that were to take place, things that we spoke about/planned before such as the first dance, toasting, etc., as the night went on.  And I can only imagine the challenge of grabbing our attention as well as our guests, amid all of the excitement of the night!  I feel he succeeded in doing that.
My father even mentioned the next day that he really appreciated the playlist.  I agreed that it was a balanced, energetic, fun array of songs; our" picks” from the on-line planner were often woven in as well, much to our appreciation.
Kevin and his assistant were working with a space that was perhaps not as open as many weddings/events are.  Rather than having a central dance floor with tables all around, the tasting room had several partially divided sections. This I presume posed a challenge at times to get the maximum number of guests involved in the dance floor-oriented events. Then again with this set-up, guests  had the option of mingling, enjoying their coffee, etc. without an imposing sound system complicating things.  For those of us who wanted to boogie – the wedding party, my folks, some great aunts and uncles, the bride and groom- it was fabulous! We had a blast.
All-in-all, we were pleased and even ecstatic at times, over the course of the evening. We realize the impact that the DJ has on the smoothness of such an event, after working with Kevin Colangelo’s DJ services.

Charlene and Ron

Wedding Reception Canandaigua Inn/Lake

Rochester, New York

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Kevin provided exceptional service for our wedding in September of 2009.  He transformed the ball room and turned it into something beyond our expectations. The first time we walked in we couldn’t believe the lighting and set up job that Kevin and his crew created. Everybody including my 80yr old Grandmother was up dancing the whole night.  All night we were approached by our guests who repeatedly asked, “where did you get this DJ-he’s the best!” He was able to work within the guidelines of our venue, and he made sure that it would feel like it was our special night.  We highly recommend Kevin Colangelo and his team, and their fantastic services.
Thanks again Kevin,
Jason and Tiffany Forte

Wedding Reception Chattagua Ballroom,

Buffalo, New York

Kevin Colangelo was by far the best DJ we have ever seen.  He made a wedding reception so much better then we could have ever imagined.  It was like something out of Vegas and when we walked in we became the show.  It was absolutely incredible!  We met with Kevin twice before our wedding and after the second time we actually got a little nervous because he really sounded TOO good to be true.  Let us assure anyone, he really is as good as he describes and he will do everything he says he will!  We would welcome anyone to contact us for a reference for him. 

Thank you again Kevin for making our day even more special!

Crystal Foy
Email Address:crystalfoy@mail.com

Telephone Number: 716-665-0795


Wedding Reception Dibbles Inn,

Vernon, New York
Good Afternoon Kevin:
Thank you Kevin for a wonderful job. As caterer's and restaurant owners we have seen many good Dj's and you sir were the best. From your idea's for song selection, planning, and years of expertise made our own wedding go seamless. The light show was also an added bonus that no one should go without (AWESOME)! Everyone at the reception raved about you saying it was the best reception they have ever been to. You will be the only DJ that Seymour's will recommend to our clients and we look forward to seeing you again soon.Sincerely,
Burt and Cheryl Seymour
Email Address: seymoursdiner@yahoo.com

 

Wedding Reception H. Weiner Vineyard,

Fingerlakes, New York

 

Kevin and his assistant, Mike, put on an incredible show at our wedding, and we had tons of guests coming up to us and asking us where we found our DJ/MC. Because we had spent several hours planning the course of the evening with Kevin, he was really able to tailor the music exactly to our taste. He fit in many of our requests at the perfect time, and even went out of his way to find special versions of several songs that we had requested but that he didn’t previously have on file (including the coolest version of “Sunrise Sunset” ever by Louis Armstrong. As an MC, Kevin was very charming, and captured the attention of our guests while at the same time keeping his presence fairly discreet.

Special touches that went incredibly well:

The father/daughter dance started out with just the bride and her father, and then during the last 1/3 of the song, Kevin called out all fathers and daughters to come onto the dance floor. The same for the mother/son dance. This was very popular and meant that the dance floor went from 2 people to 20 people, then about 200 people within the course of 3 minutes. Great transition!

Lighting was very cool

-The alternative garter toss, where the roles are reversed and the lady pushes the garter, was hilarious, and everyone loved it.

The anniversary dance, where the dancing couples gradually get eliminated based on being married for less time that others, was very exciting, and some of the older couples that were outlasting others, were so excited to have their moment in the spotlight.

Everything went so smoothly. Once the dancing started, you couldn’t keep the guests off the dance floor. It was packed all night. As Kevin promised, we ended on a high notes, with energetic dancing until the end. We had to ask guests to leave.

Great overall attention to detail, and succinct keeping to the schedule.

Thanks for helping make our wedding turn out so perfectly. We couldn’t be happier.

Jeff and Melissa DuBois

Wedding Reception University Sheraton Hotel,

Syracuse, New York

We would recommend Kevin to anyone who is planning their wedding. He helped in all aspects of our planning process, and his insight and experience was an incredible asset. Our reception was exactly how we had hoped that it would be! The dance floor was packed all night, and hardly anyone remained in their seat. He played the right music at the right time, and was able to accommodate our guests' taste all throughout the night! Everyone commented on how phenomenal the DJ was, and it made it worth every cent! Thank you Kevin and Co. for making our wedding reception everything that we dreamed it would be and more!!
Amy & Paul

Wedding Reception Daniel's,

New Hartford, New York

Hi Kevin,

Jeremy and I would just like to say thank you so much for all of your help and information before and during the wedding!  We appreciated all of your tips, and guidance to try and make our wedding everything we wanted it to be and more.  Everything ran so smoothly, and was everything and more we expected it to be.  We did not have one minute during the whole night that the dance floor was not packed and that is exactly what we wanted!  Our surprise entrance we planned went perfectly and shocked everyone!  The up lighting was just beautiful, and really set the mood for the whole night, and was so classy.  (esp. on the sweetheart table)  We did not talk to one person the whole night and since the wedding who has not commented on how smoothly everything went, and how amazing the DJ was!

Thanks for helping us with everything beforehand, and making the night run flawless!

Attached is the picture of the entrance, I edited for you let me know if you would like any other pictures we have a bunch of everyone dancing with all of the lighting etc.

Sincerely,
Alyssa Williams
DeSimone Designs
Telephone Number: 315-404-4319
www.desimone-designs.com

Email Address: alyssadesimone@gmail.com

Wedding Reception Turning Stone Casino,

Verona, New York

Kevin - Thank you!

You truly did an outstanding job and people still rave about how great you were!

You have a great thing going and I will keep you in mind for special events – let alone – recommend you to anyone and everyone getting married.

Thank you again for your professionalism!  Top notch!

Lisa Morrow

VP, Galaxy Communications

235 Walton Street

Syracuse, NY  13202

Telephone Number: 315-472-9111

Wedding Reception Bayshore Grove,

Oswego, New York

 

Hello Kevin,
We are back from our honeymoon in Kauai - a little tired and more than a little sunburned! But we had a wonderful time!
I can't thank you enough for all of your help and for your professionalism. From the moment we first contacted you it was obvious that you had our best interests at heart and that your goal was to help make everything perfect.
And you did just that! You kept us on track and informed all the way through the wedding and you did it in such a stress-free way.
You helped make the day for us and we could really tell just how very much you cared!
Thank you again,

Cynthia and Ray

Wedding Reception Sarissons on the lake,

Pen Yan, New York

Kevin Colangelo was a complete blast to have at my wedding, I had a smaller wedding ~100 people and the age ranges varied impeccably, Kevin Colangelo was able to have everybody up and dancing the entire night! Everyone after the wedding said that they had the best time they had ever had at a wedding reception. The DJ even knew that when one of my husbands friends who caught the garter was a little too much for my 18 year old cousin without saying a word or missing a beat he reversed it so that my cousin put the garter on him for the evening, it went well and I couldn't have been more pleased. I highly recommend Kevin Colangelo premier dj's I couldn't have wanted anything more on the most important day of my life...
Dr. Jennifer Gorenflo

Wedding Reception/Ceremony Carey Lake

Rochester, New York

Hi Kevin,

I wanted to thank you SOOOO much for everything you did. The wedding was perfect and I have you to thank for that. I am just about to head out to the port to board our cruise ship but as soon as we return I will fill out the survey. I wanted to know if you could email me the processional for the girls, the instrumental of "beautiful day" or if by chance you offer the service of putting most of our wedding music on a cd for keepsake. There would be no hurry but Mike and I were thinking we wanted something like that and if you don't if we can get that song we can try to put it together. Let me know, and thank you again. Your are wonderful!!!

Kirsten & Mike Perkins

Email Address: kirstenbanta@yahoo.com

Wedding Reception The Manor,

West Orange, New Jersey

The dj service provided by Kevin Colangelo was great.  We received so many compliments on his quality service. The video montage he created was simply amazing and we got so many compliments on his display. 

I would highly recommend him to any of my friends or family.  His setup is by far the best I've ever seen. 

Thank you once again.

Jason Skei

Email Address: kiblar16@hotmail.com

Telephone Number: 973-219-3832

Wedding Reception Harry's Harbor,

Buffalo, New York

Let me just say that Kevin Colangelo was the best DJ I have ever seen. I have been to plenty of weddings and other events that had DJ's, and never have I made or heard a comment about how good the DJ was. At my wedding, I had at least 20 people come up to me and ask where I found him, and how amazing he was. While the service cost more than the other DJ services I checked out, it was well worth the money and Kevin was excellent to work with.
Kevin was very professional and is extremely knowledgeable about weddings. He had numerous suggestions to make our wedding better and we used many of them. Most DJs show up and play. Kevin helped us get the most out of our wedding. He showed up 5 hours before the reception to set up and has extremely high quality equipment.
Kevin was wonderful to work with during the wedding, he played everything that was requested and had a great surprise song for the finale.

Michael Ogostino

Email Address: vegasaugy@yahoo.com

Wedding Reception Devils Thumb Ranch

Tabernash, Colorado

Kevin Colangelo's services are outstanding. First, Kevin himself is professional and responsive throughout the planning process and during the reception. His song selection and elegant service kept people on the dance floor all night. And he stayed an extra hour because everyone wanted more. His equipment is sharp. The music is clear and undistorted. His lighting spotlighted several things throughout the evening. The scene he set for our first dance was perfect. The wedding was three weeks ago and we continually receive complements on our DJ. You must consider Kevin the DJ and MC your event. Ohh, he cares very much to do an outstanding job. Our wedding was in the mountains of Colorado. We had several feet of snow and ice. His son broke the ice and shoveled it from the deck for our grand entrance into the reception site. The reception would not have been as smooth with anyone else.

Aaron and Janelle Frey

Email Address: freya0701@yahoo.com

Wedding Reception

Connecticut

Kevin was a complete professional from start to finish. He worked diligently to make our wedding a complete success. Kevin spent several hours gathering information on what we wanted for our wedding - and also gave us plenty of ideas for music and activity's we could use during our event. Kevin called us the week prior to our wedding to review everything from the names of the wedding party, the flow of the wedding, song selections and so on.
When it came to the event itself- Kevin arrived a day in advance and was at the venue in the early afternoon setting up. He working hand in hand with the staff at the venue to make sure everyone was on the same page. During the event- Kevin came to us a few times to ensure we were satisfied, and if there was anything in particular we wanted to hear- or anything he could do. His equipment was great- sound was awesome and lighting effects really added to the show! Song selections were great- and we liked ability to select songs in advance thru his website-
We would highly recommend Kevin to anyone- he takes great pride in his job, and really works hard to make his clients wedding day the best it can be.

Wedding Reception

Ohio

I wanted to thank you once again for a great wedding.  EVERYBODY, including myself and Sheri had a great time.  Everything was perfect!!!!!  People loved your setup, love the music choices, and loved your attitude.  Every Sheri said she loved how you continued to remind people why there were there.  "Give it up for Sheri and here wedding day", after she would rock out on the dance floor, "look at the happy couple on there day"  Every thing was great.  I wish I had more time to talk to you and get to know you more, but there is never enough time a a wedding. 

Thanks again, and please allow ANYONE to email me with questions. 

I would love to continue to recommend you for their services. 

Mr. and Mrs. Rich and Sheri Frank

Email Address:sheriandrichfrank@yahoo.com

Wedding Reception Landmark,

New Jersey

Dear Kevin,
Happy New Year and I  hope your holidays were good.  Brian and I just wanted to say thank you.  You really made our wedding something to talk about!!  I couldn't believe how packed the dance floor was all night long.  We had chosen you and your company based on your web site and by the way you spoke to me the first time I called you.  You had a presence about you that made everything seem ok.  You had all the answers to my questions and had really great ideas. The only stressful factor about it was hearing from everyone, "did you hear him in person?"  And my answer was always the same, NO.  I didn't feel I had to hear you in person after viewing your web site and reading the reviews from everyone.  You can't always make people happy but we sure were.
I just have to say that you were more than I thought you could be.  You did everything to ease my mind and I knew that We had made the right choice.  The way you had everything scheduled and were able to change a few things on the spot made everything go smoothly. The dramatics of the bubbles and the lights really added a flare to the reception.  Your accent alone makes it something else too.  We really appreciated how you spoke to us and it seemed like we had know you our whole lives. The centerpiece give away was the best!  The way you kept the dancing going was also amazing.  The whole night just flowed and it was all orchestrated by you.
So, thank you so much and again and we were so happy to have you be such an intricate and important part of out wedding.

Sincerely,

Dana and Brian Kornas

Wedding Reception

New Jersey

Dear Kevin,

My husband and I wanted to say thank you for the great job you did at our August 11, 2007 wedding. At the beginning of our wedding process, I wanted a DJ who would be able to blend two worlds- my Cambodian side and my husband's Italian side. I had high expectations for a wedding DJ, because I really wanted all of my guests to enjoy themselves and and have a great time by kicking of their shoes and dancing to the beat- I have numerous pictures of just that!  Kevin- you EXCEEDED our expectations! The dance floor was jam packed and you selected songs that appealed to all ages- a big plus for us! Our wedding day was made even more special by all the hard work and though you put into the planning and it showed that night- I received so many compliments on my DJ that I have recommended you to 5 of my girlfriends who are now engaged as well.

If you ever need someone to give a recommendation for you, please do not hesitate to have that couple call me at 518-727-7514 or email- Sovonnay@gmail.com. I would be more than happy to. Once again, I apologize for not sending you a big thanks earlier. You made everyone at my wedding feel special and as one elderly couple said "The songs that we danced to tonight, made me feel so young!"

Sincerely (and with heartfelt thanks),

Sovonna and Benjamin Mancuso

Wedding Reception W Hotel,

Manhattan NYC

Living in New York City, we had a huge selection of DJs to choose from. But after finding Kevin on the Web and talking to him, we decided to hire him--all the way from Syracuse.
Kevin is a very personable guy, and that charm and charisma really carries over to his job. He made our wedding feel like a grand event without stealing the show. He also played all of the music we requested and even added a few of his own selections that really enhanced our play list.
Also, Kevin's sound system is top notch and had our guests dancing all night long.
You will not find a more professional, easy to work with DJ around.

Erik and Kristen

Wedding Reception

Lake George, New York

Kevin, not just his company, were to the UTMOST in professionalism. I had a VERY complex and difficult wedding to accommodate-- an all-day outdoor event that was bilingual. His charm was appreciated, yet he was able to dictate to me what we needed to do to make the day run smoothly without acting or sounding pushy. I can almost say that I underpaid such a fine performance. Kevin, his assistant, and his company are your guide to a flawless, perfect day. I will remember this day for the rest of my life and not only only walked away with that, but also a friend. Please feel free to contact me at any time regarding his services.

Jennifer LoMaglio Methot

Email Address:jenlomaglio@aol.com

Wedding Reception

Rochester New York

Dear Kevin

One word- AWESOME!!! Hire Kevin and his team if you want a party!! We had a great experience with Kevin- he is energetic, fun, professional, and he will listen to your requests! Hiring Kevin was the best decision we made! Oh, and did I mention- he has a wonderful British accent!!!!

Ali DeSimone


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I wanted to take a moment to let you know of another side of Mr.  Colangelo, that he may not have shared with you, his charitable side. He is a friend of the Make-A-Wish Foundation here in Central New York. He has helped me make many wishes come true for local children. He generously donates his time and services to wishes such as Sweet 16 parties and our Wish Family Picnic. I would highly recommend Kevin. He is always professional and kind. I have enjoyed working with him on several occasions. He ensures our events are fun and well run. He always has great insight and suggestions.

Sincerely,

Tina M. Kapral
Manager of Program Services
Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Central New York
5005 Campuswood Drive | East Syracuse, NY 13057
p 315.475.9474 | f 315.475.9476
tkapral@makeawishcny.org


The true cost of a wedding continues to increase each year. In 2010, The Bridal Association of America estimated that an average wedding costs a whopping $38,500!

There will always be more expensive and less expensive weddings that will change the average. This figure includes the engagement rings and the honeymoon, which on average amounted to $4,400 and $3,700, respectively.

 

Reception

As you can probably guess, the cost of the reception was by far and away the largest expense for a wedding. This amounted to over $14K or 37% of the expense. Depending on the number of the guests, catering for all the food was estimated to cost over $9,000! In addition, do not forget the alcohol. Having an open bar will increase the tab significantly. On average, couples spend over $2,800 just on beverages and bartenders. Other expenses include rent for the venue, the wedding cake, and hotel rooms.

Photo & Video

Making up an estimated 10% of the total is Photo and Video. If you want to capture those once in a lifetime moments, you will have to pay dearly. Nearly $3,700 in total. Do not forget to allocate $2,300 for the photographer and another $1,400 for the videographer. Not included in this total is an additional $953 for music and entertainment.

Attire

This is your big day and you want to look your best. However, this does not come cheap. In total, attire amounts to 7% of the total budget or $2,600. Nearly 60% or $1,500 of that total is dedicated towards the bride's dress. Don't forget the bride's accessories, headpiece, and hair and make-up - that adds up to another $740. Not included in this total is an additional $2,000 for jewelry. The groom can look good in his tuxedo and a few accessories for under $400.

Ceremony

The Ceremony expenses come in at over $2,500 or about 7% of the total budget for a wedding. Nearly 50% of the cost of the ceremony is related to expense from the rehearsal dinner. Rehearsal dinners can easily exceed $1,000 with the average cost being $1,269. Site decorations, ceremony location, officiate, and other accessories round out the remainder of the costs for the category.

Flowers

A wedding would not be complete without flowers. A couple can expect to pay nearly $2,000 to liven up the wedding with a pop of color. Flowers used as decorations is the bulk of the expense, with the remainder going to bridesmaid and bridal bouquets, corsages, and flowers for the flower girls.

Favors and Gifts

Last but not least are the favors and gifts presented to friends in family for sharing in this joyous occasion. Don't forget to set aside an additional $1,100 for this expense. Gifts for your bridal party can amount to over $580. Wedding favors are an important tradition and cost an additional $400. Other small gifts for parents can also add to the bottom line.

Not included in this review is stationary and transportation - which add an additional $1,250 in expense.

***Musician/s, Soloist, or Ensemble, Disc Jockeys Photographer, and wedding dress top the list of spending increases as couples spent 23.3% more on Musician/s, Disc Jockeys, Soloist, or Ensemble, 16% more on a wedding photographer, and 12.6% more on the wedding dress. 

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