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PO Box 120, Brewerton, NY 13029

Select Receptions by CNY Select DJs

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Consistent 5 star ratings!

We're constantly recommended by the areas top venues, planners & photographers.

Below is a just a handful of reviews from couples we've provided services for.

Please don't hesitate to contact us for references! :)

Client reviews & testimonials...

Alissa & Bob

Celebrated at The Deer Hill Inn, Cazenovia, NY

"Don't look any further. Seriously. Kirk was amazing from day one. He was incredibly communicative, friendly, and knowledgeable  He was open to meeting with us to discuss our big day on more than one occasion, and he felt more like an old friend than just someone providing music. He took our wedding very seriously from finding the exact versions of songs that we asked for to timing everything perfectly.

 

Even when other vendors were goofing up on our big day, Kirk swooped in and saved the day by rearranging his own schedule to make things run more smoothly. Always friendly and always wanting to know what he could do to make our day perfect, Kirk and his services won't be forgotten. So many guests commented on the fun music and good times, and so much had to do with Kirk and his assistant. Professional, courteous, responsible, and fun, Select Receptions made our day!!!"  

Kelsey & Jay

Celebrated at Borios on Oneida Lake, Cicero, NY

"Kirk was incredible. Same day responses, totally accommodating, blew me away with his professionalism and a great DJ! He listened to exactly what we wanted and adhered closely to it. We could not have been more pleased with our experience. I will be recommending him to friends as they plan their big day!"

Leslie & Rob

Celebrated at Dibbles Inn, Verona, NY

"Coordinated Ease!

Kirk was great to work with! Our initial meeting went over an hour as we just got chatting about everything! His experience in weddings kept my mind at ease as he stepped up with organizing and acted as a coordinator for the big day. From the ceremony to the reception, eveything ran as smoothly as possible and everyone had a great time on the dance floor! I especially loved he custom monogram that was a special little detail that added to the dance floor!"

Jenn & Michael

Celebrated at Willard Straight Hall, Cornell Campus, Ithaca, NY

"Impressive range, very professional and comprehensive service!

Select Receptions was a fantastic DJ choice from beginning to end. From our first meeting onward Kirk was very professional and accommodating, and offered a wide range of services to fit our specific wedding needs. He ended up taking on more of a coordinator role throughout the day since we didn't have a wedding planner, which was a huge help with ensuring the reception ran smoothly. He was also very patient and gracious when we needed to make a slight change in the hours of our reception close to the date. One of the things that surprised us the most was how well he incorporated our very varied music recommendations and suggestions, which he very enthusiastically responded to. My side of the family is Haitian and Cuban while my husband's side is European-American, so our music requests reflected a wide range of music from different cultural backgrounds and Kirk blended them beautifully without missing a beat in the whole flow of the evening. The dance floor was packed all night, and our guests couldn't stop talking about how great the music was!

 

We would recommend Select Receptions wholeheartedly!!!"

Melissa & Ben

The Orchard at Chenango Commons, Binghamton, NY

"Professional, Receptive, and flexible!

We deeply enjoyed having Select Receptions MC our wedding. This vendor is professional, gets back to you immediately, and kept all my guests on the dance floor. We LOVED them!! We used their services for ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception!"

Mia & Nick

Celebrated at the Turning Stone Casino, Verona, NY

"Words cannot express the amazing job he did! Everyone had the best time and he definitely got the party started, you should see the pictures! The uplighting was beautiful, the music was great...and the photobooth...the best! I was hesitant about the photobooth at first because it was an added expense. However, that was probably one of THE BEST decisions we made. Everyone, including grandparents, loved the photobooth. And the album we have from it was just the best. The monogram dance floor lighting was perfect for showing us off as a new couple. As an out of town bride, it was difficult to pick vendors, but this was a perfect match! He always answered my million+ calls and emails and helped me plan out the order of events for the reception. It was such a beautiful wedding thanks to him!"

Bill & Nicole

Celebrated at Bonne Castle, Alexandria Bay, NY

"We talked to 5 different DJs, with Select Receptions (Kirk) being the last one. After getting off the phone with him, we knew that we had made the right decision to book him.

 

"Kirk then gave us access to a client tool that allowed us to begin the planning process. He was very responsive to us via e-mail/phone, and when we met in person, we discussed the details of our big day and he offered suggestions and ideas to the various aspects of it. We left this meeting feeling even more confident than our first phone call.

 

Originally, we came up with our own playlist for the cocktail hour, but a few days before the wedding, we scratched that idea and contacted Kirk for help. He immediately stepped up and sent us a list of music he thought would fit perfectly and we couldn’t have been more pleased with the selections. Kirk was always there for us every step of the way.

On our wedding day, Kirk orchestrated the entire reception to perfection. He made sure the photographer, videographer, and venue contact were all on the same page with the timeline of events at the reception. He made sure the wedding party was where they needed to be before formal introductions. He let our parents know when the parent dances would take place so they could be ready. He made sure everything ran smoothly and his MC ability was professional and top of the line.

 

His ability to read a crowd, even with the wide age range of our guests, was shown by the music he played during the reception because he was able to get people out of their seats and on to the dance floor. People didn’t leave the dance floor all night, which is why we asked Kirk to stay an extra hour and he was more than willing to accommodate us. We also had multiple guests comment on how much of a beautiful touch the monogram we had added to our reception. I would recommend Kirk to anyone who is looking for a professional, courteous, organized, and knowledgeable DJ. Kirk, thanks so much for making our day truly special!"

Jess & Mike

Celebrated at the Fontainebleau Inn, Alpine NY

"Kirk was such a pleasure to work with! We were able to talk with him several times prior to our big day. We skyped, met with him over coffee and exchanged several emails. He is completely dedicated to his clients, friendly, fun, open to ideas, professional, and incredibly talented! we knew right after our first conversation with him that he would be our DJ. My husband and I had a particular vision for the evening and he rocked the house perfectly.

 

The dance floor was busy the entire night (and our reception was extra long!). Everyone kept telling us how great the music was and how impressed they were. We couldn't be happier with our selection! We highly recommend Kirk!!"

Sarah & Tim

Celebrated at Dinosaur BBQ, Syracuse, NY

"Kirk was great. He was flexible about playing the type of music we wanted to hear. I gave him a list of about 12 dance songs we wanted to hear (mostly funky 70's or dancey 80's stuff) and he ran with it, adding his own touch to the selection and providing us with a truly tailored musical experience. He was very good at gauging the room and knew when to switch from eighties dance party to modern club music (when the drinks had coursed through the guests.) Also, Kirk knew how to be a good DJ without attempting to make himself the center of attention, which I think a lot of DJs try to do. He didn't talk too much, just when needed. He was professionally dressed, as was his assistant. Kirk rules."

Rachel & Jeremny

Celebrated at Traditions at the Glen, Endicott, NY

"We had such an awesome experience with select receptions. From start to finish Kirk was so helpful, accommodating and friendly. The dance floor was packed the entire night which is exactly what we hoped for. We received so many compliments from our guests regarding Kirk. We highly recommend Kirk and his assistant to others. Thanks again for making our reception the best night ever!!"

Meghan & Robert

Celebrated at American Foundry, Oswego, NY

"The service was more than I expected. All of our guests were complimenting us on our DJ and asking who he is. Got all of our guests dancing, was not pushy, and played the perfect music for us! He texted me a few days before the wedding and said "I've got everything covered! All you have to do is show up!" Which made me feel very at ease about everything! A young boy caught the garter and he handled it perfectly, such a funny time, still being professional (of course!) Would, for sure, hire Kirk (select receptions) again for anything we have going on! Thank you so much for a perfect night, Kirk! We appreciate everything!"

Rebecca & Michael

Celebrated at The Brewster Inn, Cazenovia, NY

"Kirk was amazing to work with. A DJ was first on my wedding check off list and talking with Kirk made it an easy decision. The online client tools is easy to work with and a wonderful way to request songs you want played and the songs you DONT want played. Our wedding reception was 1-5 on a summer day outside and Kirk had everyone out on the dance floor having the time of their lives. 5 stars all the way!"

Rebecca & Kevin

Celebrated at Wolf Oak Acres, Oneida, NY

"Kirk was fantastic! We used him for our ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception music. At first we were hesitant about not having live music for the ceremony, but Kirk did such an exceptional job of being discreet and making it seamless. Even when things didn't go as planned, he coordinated with all of our other vendors to get things back on track. The dance floor was packed consistently and the photo booth was a big hit. We are so happy we chose Select Receptions!"

Edward & Abigail

Celebrated at Greysone Castle, Canastota, NY

"Our wedding was awesome! One of the things that all of our friends and family are saying is that they have never seen a wedding were the dance floor was full from the first dance to the very last. There was artful and skillful flow from song to song, and the mix was fun yet tasteful, young and old alike felt comfortable.

 

The MC introductions and announcements were very professional yet high high energy. One thing that I really liked is that Kirk was an advocate for us (the Bride and Groom) he worked with other vendors to make parts of the night work out well and how WE wanted. Kirk also took time before to really get to know us and help us discern what we really wanted. Our music choice was eclectic (hip hop to polka, country to classical... and Kirk worked with us to make it an awesome night! Also the light show was powerful and fun, and the sound system was clear and powerful, no distortion even when the volume went up toward the end of the night.

 

I interviewed several DJs and Kirk is the rare combination of highly professional and truly fun."

Janet & Kahn

Celebrated at Mirbeau Inn, Skaneateles, NY

"Music was one of the most important elements for our wedding, and Kirk did not disappoint! After reading all the awesome reviews, we booked Kirk right away (even without meeting him first!). We met Kirk a few weeks later, and we knew right away that we had made the right choice. Kirk was very accommodating. He offered to meet us close to our home even that meant he had to drive almost 30 min to get there. Not only that, we usually arrive early to our meetings, but Kirk beat us to it this time. I know professionalism when I see it, and Kirk is certainly one of those people. Kirk gave us many ideas for our wedding; from wedding day schedules to song choices, Kirk has made a positive contribution to our wedding every step of the way. We’ve been communicating on a regular basis throughout the entire planning process. Whenever I sent Kirk e-mails regarding questions I had for him, he always replied in an instant. No kidding! 

Kirk is not the loud, over-the-top DJ/MC that you would find out there. He makes the announcements when needed, letting us and our guests spend the quality time that we needed to catch up/meet. Kirk did a fantastic job at choosing the perfect songs to play for every segment of our wedding. He knew exactly how to read the mood of the reception so as to accommodate the diverse music preference of our guests. One of the biggest concerns that we had was how to get our guests dancing. But that was no problem at all - I have never seen my friends and family dance for so long and enthusiastically as they did at our wedding. Kirk certainly know how to keep the dance floor alive, and I cannot tell you how many complements we have gotten from our guest about what awesome song selections we had! Kirk, you have my highest recommendation! You did a phenomenal job at giving us a fun and elegant wedding at Mirbeau Inn & Spa. We cannot thank you enough for what a wonderful memory you have helped us to create! "

 

Love, 
Janet (+ K & Bagel) 

Philip & Tracy

Celebrated at The Craftsman Inn, Fayetteville, NY

"For our wedding we had guests from many different backgrounds. Kirk was able to put together a mix of music that created an environment where every single guest had a fun and memorable time...particularly the bride and groom included. 
 

He did a fantastic job as MC for the night in coordinating timing for first dance, father-daughter/mother-son dances, cake cutting and other key events of the night so that our photographer and reception site were all in sync. He did this in a warm and professional way. 

 

Having been to many wedding receptions ourselves, Kirk stood out in his professionalism and ability to create a fun environment for people in all walks of life and from many different backgrounds. Many people told us afterwards that this wedding was the most fun wedding that they had been to and this is in large part thanks to Kirk's work that night! 

 

Of note we purchased an extra hour for the reception because our guests were having such an enjoyable time that night on the dancefloor.  If you are looking for a DJ/MC for your wedding, look no further. We would recommend him in the highest terms"

John & Emily

Celebrated at a Private Estate in Clinton, NY

"Kirk not only met our expectations by showing up on time, prepared, and putting on a great show, but also exceeded them by building a relationship with us prior to the event so that our personalities and tastes shined through during the reception.
 

Living in Los Angeles, 3,000 miles away from where our wedding took place, Select Receptions' website allowed us to seamlessly create a detailed model for the reception. The online Client Tools service gave us peace of mind in our preparation, which was carried through flawlessly on the day of.


The library that is offered is endless. For someone who comes from a background in independent 

radio, I was thoroughly impressed with the selections I was able to find on tap. Kirk will also accommodate requests that he doesn't already have, but I dare you to find one! Or, if you don't know what you want, give him a general sense of your likes and he'll come through with ideas and suggestions.

 

On the day-of Kirk was just as polished. He was personable, polite, and sincere. His MC delivery was rooted in experience and his equipment setup was clean and sounded fantastic… Talk about getting the dance floor going! It should also be mentioned that our experience - though meticulously catered to our needs and desires - was extremely reasonably priced. Like you reading this review right now, we stumbled onto Select Receptions out of sheer luck and couldn't be more pleased with our choice.

 

People are still talking about our wedding and how great the music and DJ was. It is a memory that we will have and cherish forever.

 

Putting on a good show at a wedding reception - or any event for that matter - is a monumental task, but Kirk is a master at his craft. Why trust anyone other than a master to get the job done?"

Kasey & Brittney

Celebrated at a Twin Ponds Country Club, NY Mills, NY

"Kirk did an awesome job at our wedding and did exactly what we wanted and more! We didn't have to worry about anything. Would highly recommend to anyone."

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