Consistent 5 star ratings!
We're constantly recommended by some of the areas top Venues, Wedding Planners, Photographers etc.
Below is a just a handful of reviews from couples we've provided services for.
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"
Mia & Nick
Celebrated at Turning Stone Casino,
"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!"
Leslie & Rob
Celebrated at Dibbles Inn, Verona, NY
"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!"
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!"
Dave & Andrea
Celebrated at The Pier,
Simply the best!
"Kirk is the best in the business. We hired select receptions for our wedding and we were extremely happy with how everything went on our big day. Kirk is an experienced professional who has every detail accounted for, not to mention we had extra requests that were pretty atypical and he handled them perfectly. Select receptions’ online planning tools are so helpful and ensure that every piece of the day is accounted for and they also provide song suggestions if you need some help. Having a good DJ that keeps everything flowing smoothly and on-time is crucial for a nice wedding experience and arguably the most important role in any wedding. With that said, we had so many people contact us after the wedding that mentioned how much the enjoyed themselves at our wedding, additionally we got compliments on the DJ (Thanks again Kirk!). Kirk has put together a complete package to ensure your wedding is a success and we couldn’t be happier with our how ours turned out."
Kelly & Brendon
Celebrated at Private Residence
"Kirk was wonderful!! Our goal was to get everyone on the dance floor at least once during our reception. Kirk helped us make that happen. He adapted his playlist to the crowd and everyone had a great time. If you're contemplating getting his up-lighting-- do it!! You will be so pleased you did. We had a backyard wedding and the neighbors commented their kids loved watching the lights! He helped make what could be a stressful day amazing. We learned about Kirk as he was our wedding photographers DJ at her wedding-- that says a lot!!"
Meghan & Robert
Celebrated at American Foundry,
"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!"
Justine & Dan
Celebrated at Traditions at the Glenn
Amazing is an understatement!
"Kirk and his MC are professional, fun, and the quality of their work is cut above the rest! After seeing Kirk DJ at Justine’s sister’s wedding, we knew that we needed to have him at our own wedding. Our next step was to submit our wedding date through the online portal. He called us almost immediately to get to know us as a couple and understand what we hoped our reception would be. After several conversations throughout the process and even a Skype session to choose the perfect up-lighting that fulfilled our vision, we felt so comfortable and ready for the big day! Kirk helped make our special night stress free and CRAZY FUN! It truly was the best night of our lives and Kirk was a huge contributor to that! Thanks Kirk!!!"
Christine & Ryan
Celebrated at Bellevue Country Club,
"We loved working with Kirk! He got us right away, knew the vibe we were looking for and boy did he deliver. I had a special song that was very lengthy and he modified it PERFECTLY for my walk down the aisle. Our guests hit the dance floor IMEEDIATELY. We had guests saying they’ve never seen an entire wedding hit the dance floor on song #1 and neither have we!! We are so glad we hired Select Receptions and highly recommend if you need a DJ, to do the same - you will not be disappointed!! We even paid extra to keep him longer and it was worth every penny!!
Janet & Khan
Celebrated at Mirbeau Inn,
"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! "
Janet (+ K & Bagel)
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!!"
Jennifer & Greg
Celebrated at Sherwood Inn
"Kirk was a pleasure to work with! Always polite and professional. Communication was clear and prompt. He understood exactly what we wanted and was so easy to talk with to figure out things I/we weren’t sure of. The Select Receptions website was easy to use. Our wedding sound was perfect! No issues or glitches. Everyone had a blast! The music was always spot on! We highly recommend Select Receptions!"
Sarah & Tim
Celebrated at Dinosaur BBQ,
"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."
Edward & Abigail
Celebrated at Greystone Castle
"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."
Jenna & Chad
Celebrated at Private Residence
"We hired this company for both our wedding ceremony and reception services. Without a wedding planner we knew it would be essential to have someone to help with the wedding timeline and be there to make sure things ran smoothly throughout the day so our family and friends could relax and enjoy themselves. It was great to have the same company provide both day of coordination & music. Kirk was flexible during the planning phases and made himself available to us when needed-not just your 9-5 guy. The online client planning tools offered are simple and easy to use as well. Kirk helped create customized wedding song edits for our ceremony which was awesome! It gave our ceremony that special touch we were looking for. For the reception we also included their uplighting for our wedding tent, which gave the evening a fun, relaxed feel. Great- quality sound equipment for the dance tunes kept us on the dance floor making memories with our favorites! Kirk went above and beyond for us on our wedding day! He is a man of his word and we are happy we hired his company for our wedding celebration!"
Jami & Mark
Celebrated at Private Residence
"Kirk was awesome to work with every step of the way for our wedding last Memorial Day Weekend (5/25)! We loved his planning website and had so much fun choosing songs, the format is so user friendly and really helps you to focus on the important songs you want to hear. He was responsive to all our questions ahead of time and super organized and paid attention to details we didn't think of. We had a couple unique requests--my husband is a musician and wanted to play live with his groomsmen at some point--and Kirk provided seamless transitions, awesome sound and lights for a tent, and ensured our laidback backyard reception party didn't stop! We also added on the Photo Booth which was a huge hit with our guests and we loved getting copies of all the pics from the night. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!! You will not be disappointed!!"
Katie & Ali
Celebrated at Colloca Estate Winery
"Kirk was the perfect DJ for our outdoor wedding. It was a VERY HOT day, but it was important to me to have an all out dance party on my wedding day, and that's what we had! He kept the crowd excited despite the heat, had a great attitude and was very professional. His online portal made our prep work easy, was very responsive and provided great suggestions when asked, and even helped my mom out when she wanted to provide a special song for her speech without me knowing. I highly recommend Select Receptions!"
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!!!"
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!!!"
Rachel & Jeremy
Celebrated at Traditions at the Glenn
"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!!"
Rebecca & Kevin
Celebrated at Wolf Oak Acres,
"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!"
John & Emily
Celebrated at a Private Estate
"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?"
Stephanie & Ben
Celebrated at Virgilio's Event Centre
Above & beyond: WE LOVE KIRK!
"One of the only vendors that we're not saying, "well, it would have been better if...". Kirk & John went above and beyond what we expected and we are incredibly grateful for it. One example of this: When the bride started to dance with her dad at the end of the evening, Kirk fetched the videographer, knowing how rare this moment was due to his health. It was such an important and precious moment with the father of the bride. It was something small but impacts in a huge way.
Also, Kirk and John went ALL OUT with the pirate gear and played it up for our Pirate themed wedding. From the beginning they were excited about our concept and fully on-board! It made our day infinitely more fun to have 2 awesome and in-character pirate DJs! On top of all this, they had the dance floor FULL the entire evening! There are not really words to describe how happy we were with Kirk and John. We received SOOOO many compliments on the music and how great it was. And we're still receiving them with people whom we haven't seen since the wedding. The #1 thing everyone remembers about our wedding was the dancing. Kirk was easy to communicate with, very responsive, had great attention to detail, and embraced our theme! We really couldn't have asked for a better DJ team. Huge hugs from both of us!"
Allysa & Sam
Celebrated at Windridge Estate RedBarn 20
"Kirk and the whole Select Receptions crew were exactly what we needed on our wedding day. He kept the reception moving at a steady yet natural pace and was great at checking in with us. He offered flexibility and "read the room" - you could tell he is not only an expert, but truly loves what he does. Everyone - and I mean everyone - complimented us on the DJ. We heard "he is the best wedding DJ I've heard" and "you guys picked a great DJ!" time and time again. Highly recommend Select Receptions to anyone!"