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DJ Elwood

Kansas City , MO

LOCATION

Brooklyn, NY US 11232 (map)

PHONE

816-974-7888

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

"The most engaged and responsive vendor that we worked with for our wedding."

"DJ Elwood is meticulous - he starts thinking of the perfect set for you months before your... Read more
"The most engaged and responsive vendor that we worked with for our wedding."

"DJ Elwood is meticulous - he starts thinking of the perfect set for you months before your wedding."

"There were points when literally every guest was dancing, whether they were 20 years old or 80 years old. He played danceable music that you rarely hear at a wedding, mixed together in a seemless flow of energy."

DJ Sean Elwood is a native New Yorker, raised in Manhattan. “When I was growing up” says Sean “It wasn’t unusual to hear The Clash right alongside a Hip Hop or R&B record, and that sensibility continues to inform my DJ style”


Sean got his start working in downtown clubs and lounges, and held residencies at Bar XVI, SX 137, and Katra. He has also spun at APT, Opus 22, Southpaw, and numerous other NYC venues. Sean has also played numerous corporate and charity events, but is increasingly focused on weddings.
Sean has been DJing weddings in and around NYC for over 10 years and is now serving the greater Kansas City area.

Several years ago Sean met and married a lovely woman from the Midwest, who gave him two beautiful daughters, and forced him to get his drivers license. Fully insured, with his own car and equipment, DJ Elwood is prepared to “bring the party” and strives to make every wedding perfect.

References available on request.



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INFO FOR DJ

What music genres are in your collection?
50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, Classic Rock, Country, Dance, Funk, Hip Hop, Jazz, Motown, Oldies, Pop, R&B, Rock, Soul, Swing, World
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
What is your usual attire?
Suit
Is the client able to meet the DJ before booking?
of course.
Can the client submit a do-not-play list?
please do!
Do you bring your own equipment?
yes.
Do you book yourself for more than one event in a day?
no
What is the required deposit to secure your services?
50%

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Gina
Wedding:
8/23/2014
5.0/5.0
We are so thrilled we selected Sean to DJ our wedding! We purposefully had two dance floors at our reception and they were completely full the entire evening. We had tons of people still on the dance floor when our reception ended, and it's all thanks to Sean! He was great to work with, was an amazing emcee for the evening, kept the reception on schedule and was worth every penny. Highly recommend!
We are so thrilled we selected Sean to DJ our wedding! We purposefully had two dance floors at our reception and they were Read more...
We are so thrilled we selected Sean to DJ our wedding! We purposefully had two dance floors at our reception and they were completely full the entire evening. We had tons of people still on the dance floor when our reception ended, and it's all thanks to Sean! He was great to work with, was an amazing emcee for the evening, kept the reception on schedule and was worth every penny. Highly recommend! Read less
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Nathan
Wedding:
8/16/2014
5.0/5.0
We had DJ Elwood as our DJ for our wedding at The Guild on 8/16/14. We couldn't have asked for anything more from Sean and were more than happy with the service. One of the most important aspects of our wedding was the dance party which was even better than we were hoping for. DJ Elwood was great and we couldn't have asked for anything better. We had people making music requests and other demands (turn lights up, turn lights off, more bass, less bass etc) and he was more than accommodating to all of our demands. Great to work with throughout the whole process and would definitely reccomend to others.
We had DJ Elwood as our DJ for our wedding at The Guild on 8/16/14. We couldn't have asked for anything more from Sean and Read more...
We had DJ Elwood as our DJ for our wedding at The Guild on 8/16/14. We couldn't have asked for anything more from Sean and were more than happy with the service. One of the most important aspects of our wedding was the dance party which was even better than we were hoping for. DJ Elwood was great and we couldn't have asked for anything better. We had people making music requests and other demands (turn lights up, turn lights off, more bass, less bass etc) and he was more than accommodating to all of our demands. Great to work with throughout the whole process and would definitely reccomend to others. Read less
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Meaghan
Wedding:
7/12/2014
5.0/5.0
Sean did a fantastic job! He was very professional and easy to work with. We gave him a general idea of our music tastes and some must-plays. He made sure to get all of our must-play songs in even though our dancing time was a bit shortened. The dance floor was packed the entire time and everyone loved the music. Could not have asked for a better DJ at our wedding!
Sean did a fantastic job! He was very professional and easy to work with. We gave him a general idea of our music tastes Read more...
Sean did a fantastic job! He was very professional and easy to work with. We gave him a general idea of our music tastes and some must-plays. He made sure to get all of our must-play songs in even though our dancing time was a bit shortened. The dance floor was packed the entire time and everyone loved the music. Could not have asked for a better DJ at our wedding! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
From the very start DJ Elwood was so responsive and helpful. I could text, call or email him with any questions and he responded right away. He was in charge of the music for both our ceremony and reception. We got so many compliments on the music for both. We have a more conservative family but our friends like to get down on the dance floor so we wanted to make sure both crowds would have a great time. Both our friends and family had a wonderful time. We're still hearing about how great the music was. In my opinion the music can make or break the entire night. The night couldn't have gone more perfect! He is so organized which was something else that was important for me. I felt completely comfortable putting our wedding day in his hands. During the reception DJ Elwood played whatever was requested as long as he knew it was ok with us. If he had any questions he was sure to ask me or my husband which I greatly appreciated. I would recommend DJ Elwood to anyone looking for a great DJ for their wedding!
From the very start DJ Elwood was so responsive and helpful. I could text, call or email him with any questions and he Read more...
From the very start DJ Elwood was so responsive and helpful. I could text, call or email him with any questions and he responded right away. He was in charge of the music for both our ceremony and reception. We got so many compliments on the music for both. We have a more conservative family but our friends like to get down on the dance floor so we wanted to make sure both crowds would have a great time. Both our friends and family had a wonderful time. We're still hearing about how great the music was. In my opinion the music can make or break the entire night. The night couldn't have gone more perfect! He is so organized which was something else that was important for me. I felt completely comfortable putting our wedding day in his hands. During the reception DJ Elwood played whatever was requested as long as he knew it was ok with us. If he had any questions he was sure to ask me or my husband which I greatly appreciated. I would recommend DJ Elwood to anyone looking for a great DJ for their wedding! Read less
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Jared
Wedding:
10/19/2013
5.0/5.0
Sean single-handedly made our wedding a huge hit! We had countless compliments about the DJ during and weeks after our event.

He worked with us through the entire process and made it painless. We had an extensive list of do-not-plays and Sean honored those requests. We asked that he not do anything "cheesy" or "theatrical" but simply emcee the evening and he did that with professionalism and class.

Sean knew exactly what to do to keep our night lively and our guests constantly entertained with the music. He cut off our first dance, mother-son, father-daughter dance at the PERFECT time as to not make it drag out and bore our guests. We were extremely happy with his knowledge of when to move things along.

There was a specific instance where our guests had requested a certain song(s) on our do-not-play list multiple times. Sean expressed this to us and asked our permission to play said songs. We, of course, defaulted to his expertise and allowed the song to play...I have no problems admitting I was wrong and the dance floor was full!

I cannot understand why someone would use any other DJ. Our guests are still talking about how fun our wedding was, and I have no doubt in my mind that we have DJ Elwood to thank for making our night such a success.

Book him. Immediately.
Sean single-handedly made our wedding a huge hit! We had countless compliments about the DJ during and weeks after our Read more...
Sean single-handedly made our wedding a huge hit! We had countless compliments about the DJ during and weeks after our event.

He worked with us through the entire process and made it painless. We had an extensive list of do-not-plays and Sean honored those requests. We asked that he not do anything "cheesy" or "theatrical" but simply emcee the evening and he did that with professionalism and class.

Sean knew exactly what to do to keep our night lively and our guests constantly entertained with the music. He cut off our first dance, mother-son, father-daughter dance at the PERFECT time as to not make it drag out and bore our guests. We were extremely happy with his knowledge of when to move things along.

There was a specific instance where our guests had requested a certain song(s) on our do-not-play list multiple times. Sean expressed this to us and asked our permission to play said songs. We, of course, defaulted to his expertise and allowed the song to play...I have no problems admitting I was wrong and the dance floor was full!

I cannot understand why someone would use any other DJ. Our guests are still talking about how fun our wedding was, and I have no doubt in my mind that we have DJ Elwood to thank for making our night such a success.

Book him. Immediately. Read less
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Megan
Wedding:
10/18/2013
5.0/5.0
Sean was an awesome DJ! Not only is he just a really cool, laid back guy and easy to work with, but the music at our wedding was perfect for us. He's extremely versatile and is willing to work with you to make sure all your favorites are played and then sticks with the music type you like throughout the night while weaving in music that's perfect for all ages as well. Our dance party was awesome and got started early and remained strong the whole night because of Sean's dj-ing skills!
Sean was an awesome DJ! Not only is he just a really cool, laid back guy and easy to work with, but the music at our Read more...
Sean was an awesome DJ! Not only is he just a really cool, laid back guy and easy to work with, but the music at our wedding was perfect for us. He's extremely versatile and is willing to work with you to make sure all your favorites are played and then sticks with the music type you like throughout the night while weaving in music that's perfect for all ages as well. Our dance party was awesome and got started early and remained strong the whole night because of Sean's dj-ing skills! Read less
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Marybeth
Wedding:
6/15/2013
5.0/5.0
DJ Elwood made our wedding AMAZING! He was there throughout the planning process to help answer any questions we had. We wanted music that would have our guests up and dancing the whole night, but also music that would appeal to anyone--no matter the age. He had JUST the right mix of music! Everyone was up and dancing the whole night, just like we wanted. So many people complimented the DJ and said it was the most fun they have had in a long time. We would change nothing about our experience with DJ Elwood and recommend him to anyone looking for a DJ who cares about your experience and truly wants to make you happy on your big day!
DJ Elwood made our wedding AMAZING! He was there throughout the planning process to help answer any questions we had. We Read more...
DJ Elwood made our wedding AMAZING! He was there throughout the planning process to help answer any questions we had. We wanted music that would have our guests up and dancing the whole night, but also music that would appeal to anyone--no matter the age. He had JUST the right mix of music! Everyone was up and dancing the whole night, just like we wanted. So many people complimented the DJ and said it was the most fun they have had in a long time. We would change nothing about our experience with DJ Elwood and recommend him to anyone looking for a DJ who cares about your experience and truly wants to make you happy on your big day! Read less
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Bobbie
Wedding:
6/8/2013
5.0/5.0
Sean is such a great, cool guy! He put so much effort into understanding what type of music we like and ironing out every little detail along the way. On numerous occasions, we met with him to talk about the event. He is great about emailing back and forth and making himself available to talk. He truly made our wedding reception fun and organized. He is very in touch with the crowd and has a great ability to keep the flow of the night going and make sure everyone is enjoying themselves. Thanks again Sean!!
Sean is such a great, cool guy! He put so much effort into understanding what type of music we like and ironing out every Read more...
Sean is such a great, cool guy! He put so much effort into understanding what type of music we like and ironing out every little detail along the way. On numerous occasions, we met with him to talk about the event. He is great about emailing back and forth and making himself available to talk. He truly made our wedding reception fun and organized. He is very in touch with the crowd and has a great ability to keep the flow of the night going and make sure everyone is enjoying themselves. Thanks again Sean!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Sean did an excellent job! He was very professional and kept the dance floor dancing all night!
Sean did an excellent job! He was very professional and kept the dance floor dancing all night!
Sean did an excellent job! He was very professional and kept the dance floor dancing all night! Read less
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Jane
Wedding:
5/25/2013
5.0/5.0
We had a 1920s theme for our wedding, and wanted to have the music to go along with that. Sean was FANTASTIC in working with us to build a playlist that was really fun and set the perfect atmosphere for our wedding. In addition to being a great DJ, he is easy-going and completely professional/reliable. I highly recommend Sean...KC is lucky to have him!
We had a 1920s theme for our wedding, and wanted to have the music to go along with that. Sean was FANTASTIC in working Read more...
We had a 1920s theme for our wedding, and wanted to have the music to go along with that. Sean was FANTASTIC in working with us to build a playlist that was really fun and set the perfect atmosphere for our wedding. In addition to being a great DJ, he is easy-going and completely professional/reliable. I highly recommend Sean...KC is lucky to have him! Read less
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Bryan
Wedding:
5/11/2013
5.0/5.0
DJ Elwood was exceptional throughout the entire wedding process. We were looking for a professional DJ that we thought could help set the right vibe for our wedding. Sean was always laid back and understanding while providing us with very helpful information during our planning process. He will never leave you hanging on a follow up email or phone call. The day of he was there to guide you through the night without intruding on your party. His announcements were always appropriate and on time. He makes the day about you and not him. We had comments from 3 different generations about how great the music was. He had everyone dancing all night long. We gave him limited direction on what we wanted, but he played everything that we requested and timed the songs perfectly. Great DJ!
DJ Elwood was exceptional throughout the entire wedding process. We were looking for a professional DJ that we thought Read more...
DJ Elwood was exceptional throughout the entire wedding process. We were looking for a professional DJ that we thought could help set the right vibe for our wedding. Sean was always laid back and understanding while providing us with very helpful information during our planning process. He will never leave you hanging on a follow up email or phone call. The day of he was there to guide you through the night without intruding on your party. His announcements were always appropriate and on time. He makes the day about you and not him. We had comments from 3 different generations about how great the music was. He had everyone dancing all night long. We gave him limited direction on what we wanted, but he played everything that we requested and timed the songs perfectly. Great DJ! Read less
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Larissa
Wedding:
4/20/2013
5.0/5.0
From the moment we first met DJ Elwood, he was kind and professional with many options and a great deal of flexibility. He was helpful, never pushy, and offered an excellent resource to be able to give a good idea of the type of music we were looking for.

He was the most responsive vendor that I worked with in all the planning that went into the wedding. The first time I contacted him (via email) he had responded within minutes, and he quickly responded every time I had any questions. As it can be a very stressful time with many details to worry about, this was an incredible relief!

On the wedding day, he exemplified professionalism and was extremely helpful in ensuring that things ran smoothly throughout. His friendly demeanor was noticed by several of our guests as well. He ensured that the dance floor was busy throughout the night and kept people engaged in the reception. The range of music that he played throughout the night pleased the younger generation along with the parents and grandparents. He also provided the music for the wedding ceremony, and it was flawless in execution.

Overall, the quality, value, and service DJ Elwood provided was excellent, and we would highly recommend him as a DJ for any wedding (or possibly other events).
From the moment we first met DJ Elwood, he was kind and professional with many options and a great deal of flexibility. He Read more...
From the moment we first met DJ Elwood, he was kind and professional with many options and a great deal of flexibility. He was helpful, never pushy, and offered an excellent resource to be able to give a good idea of the type of music we were looking for.

He was the most responsive vendor that I worked with in all the planning that went into the wedding. The first time I contacted him (via email) he had responded within minutes, and he quickly responded every time I had any questions. As it can be a very stressful time with many details to worry about, this was an incredible relief!

On the wedding day, he exemplified professionalism and was extremely helpful in ensuring that things ran smoothly throughout. His friendly demeanor was noticed by several of our guests as well. He ensured that the dance floor was busy throughout the night and kept people engaged in the reception. The range of music that he played throughout the night pleased the younger generation along with the parents and grandparents. He also provided the music for the wedding ceremony, and it was flawless in execution.

Overall, the quality, value, and service DJ Elwood provided was excellent, and we would highly recommend him as a DJ for any wedding (or possibly other events). Read less
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Emily
Wedding:
4/13/2013
5.0/5.0
Sean did an awesome job for our wedding a couple weeks ago. So many great things to say about DJ Elwood. First off Sean was one the first and most responsive to get back with me when I started my DJ search. He contaced me right away looking for more information and was ready to meet in person to discuss the wedding. We pretty much decided on Sean the night we met with him and from then on he was so helpful. He assisted us with picking out songs for first dances and recessional songs. He also has a huge list of songs that you can pick to hear at your wedding. I asked Sean to pick prelude music, cake cutting, bouqet toss and garter toss songs and they were all great. He really helped us plan out how the evening was going to go too. He also checked in with us multiple times to see how things were going and to see if we had any questions. We got nothing but compliments from family and friends for his great work. I would highly reccomend DJ Elwood.
Sean did an awesome job for our wedding a couple weeks ago. So many great things to say about DJ Elwood. First off Sean Read more...
Sean did an awesome job for our wedding a couple weeks ago. So many great things to say about DJ Elwood. First off Sean was one the first and most responsive to get back with me when I started my DJ search. He contaced me right away looking for more information and was ready to meet in person to discuss the wedding. We pretty much decided on Sean the night we met with him and from then on he was so helpful. He assisted us with picking out songs for first dances and recessional songs. He also has a huge list of songs that you can pick to hear at your wedding. I asked Sean to pick prelude music, cake cutting, bouqet toss and garter toss songs and they were all great. He really helped us plan out how the evening was going to go too. He also checked in with us multiple times to see how things were going and to see if we had any questions. We got nothing but compliments from family and friends for his great work. I would highly reccomend DJ Elwood. Read less
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Kelly
Wedding:
10/27/2012
5.0/5.0
Sean Elwood was everything we wanted and more. We were probably difficult clients because we know nothing about music, how to plan a wedding, we couldn't agree on the important songs and we like all types of music - so he basically ran the whole show. And we got nothing but compliments! People thought we planned every second of the reception, some even asked me for a copy of the playlist!

More specifics on his style: Our first interview was via skype, we met in person a couple months later and discussed the informal (no sit down dinner, no seating assignments, etc) of our wedding; He thought it sounded great, very comfortable with the freer laid-back style. Kept in touch very well via email to check in with us until the wedding day. Day of he was extremely professional, kept an excellent mix of music playing, and periodically checked in with us about timing of big things - cake cutting, tosses, etc., in a way that was professional and not intrusive of our time with guests.

Our main instruction was keep people on the dance floor, and he did a great job of it. We actually had a difficult crowd, but he kept up the variety and responded very well to what kept different groups on the dance floor. People even commented to me that they could tell he was great at judging the crowd and responding to it. I almost went with a DJ who wanted to plan everything down to the minute beforehand - so glad I went with Sean and his adaptable style instead!

Our wedding was a party, and DJ Elwood is the reason it flowed so well. Thank you!
Sean Elwood was everything we wanted and more. We were probably difficult clients because we know nothing about music, how Read more...
Sean Elwood was everything we wanted and more. We were probably difficult clients because we know nothing about music, how to plan a wedding, we couldn't agree on the important songs and we like all types of music - so he basically ran the whole show. And we got nothing but compliments! People thought we planned every second of the reception, some even asked me for a copy of the playlist!

More specifics on his style: Our first interview was via skype, we met in person a couple months later and discussed the informal (no sit down dinner, no seating assignments, etc) of our wedding; He thought it sounded great, very comfortable with the freer laid-back style. Kept in touch very well via email to check in with us until the wedding day. Day of he was extremely professional, kept an excellent mix of music playing, and periodically checked in with us about timing of big things - cake cutting, tosses, etc., in a way that was professional and not intrusive of our time with guests.

Our main instruction was keep people on the dance floor, and he did a great job of it. We actually had a difficult crowd, but he kept up the variety and responded very well to what kept different groups on the dance floor. People even commented to me that they could tell he was great at judging the crowd and responding to it. I almost went with a DJ who wanted to plan everything down to the minute beforehand - so glad I went with Sean and his adaptable style instead!

Our wedding was a party, and DJ Elwood is the reason it flowed so well. Thank you! Read less
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Adam
Wedding:
10/26/2012
5.0/5.0
In Short, Sean (DJ Elwood) was awesome and you should book him immediately. You make a lot of decisions when planning a wedding and picking DJ Elwood was perhaps the best decision we made.

We got a good impression from him right away and it was obvious he took his job seriously. We did a skype meeting before booking him then a face to face meeting (both at his suggestion) on top of numerous back and forth emails throughout the planning process. He even came to the rehersal to get a feel for the space and how the big day would unfold (he was responsible for playing the pre-ceremony and ceremony music and wanted to make sure he got it just right).

He asked us numerous questions not just about what kind of music we liked but our history, etc. He wanted to get a feel for who we were. On our wedding day he showed up plenty early, did a great job of getting organized and communicated extremely well with our DOC (Day of Coordinator) throughout the ceremony and reception.

And the music... it was awesome. We provided all the pre-ceremony and ceremony music as well as some of the dinner music but we turned him loose for the dance music and he turned it into a full on dance party, which is exactly what we asked for. Not only were his song choices great but he was spot on with what song to play next as well as the transition between those songs. It flowed very well. We wanted a lot of 90's hip hop and he delivered. The dance floor was packed for the final two hours and we have the amazing pictures to prove it.

DJ Elwood is great. From our initial meeting thru the final song of the night he exemplified professionalism. We felt very comfortable with him and it was a relief to know our DJ was great, so it was one less thing we had to worry or think about!

Music and dancing is a huge part of what makes a wedding fun and memorable and if you book DJ Elwood I promise you wont be disappointed!

Just be ready to dance!
In Short, Sean (DJ Elwood) was awesome and you should book him immediately. You make a lot of decisions when planning a Read more...
In Short, Sean (DJ Elwood) was awesome and you should book him immediately. You make a lot of decisions when planning a wedding and picking DJ Elwood was perhaps the best decision we made.

We got a good impression from him right away and it was obvious he took his job seriously. We did a skype meeting before booking him then a face to face meeting (both at his suggestion) on top of numerous back and forth emails throughout the planning process. He even came to the rehersal to get a feel for the space and how the big day would unfold (he was responsible for playing the pre-ceremony and ceremony music and wanted to make sure he got it just right).

He asked us numerous questions not just about what kind of music we liked but our history, etc. He wanted to get a feel for who we were. On our wedding day he showed up plenty early, did a great job of getting organized and communicated extremely well with our DOC (Day of Coordinator) throughout the ceremony and reception.

And the music... it was awesome. We provided all the pre-ceremony and ceremony music as well as some of the dinner music but we turned him loose for the dance music and he turned it into a full on dance party, which is exactly what we asked for. Not only were his song choices great but he was spot on with what song to play next as well as the transition between those songs. It flowed very well. We wanted a lot of 90's hip hop and he delivered. The dance floor was packed for the final two hours and we have the amazing pictures to prove it.

DJ Elwood is great. From our initial meeting thru the final song of the night he exemplified professionalism. We felt very comfortable with him and it was a relief to know our DJ was great, so it was one less thing we had to worry or think about!

Music and dancing is a huge part of what makes a wedding fun and memorable and if you book DJ Elwood I promise you wont be disappointed!

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Katie
Wedding:
10/20/2012
5.0/5.0
I was very nervous to choose a DJ when I found out our friend was unable to be our DJ. We met with DJ Elwood and were so comfortable with him. He was wonderful! We had a lot of random songs we wanted played and he was so flexible and helpful in making sure everything was perfect. He is organized and has great communication throughout the process. We are so happy we went with him and would recommend him to anyone!
I was very nervous to choose a DJ when I found out our friend was unable to be our DJ. We met with DJ Elwood and were so Read more...
I was very nervous to choose a DJ when I found out our friend was unable to be our DJ. We met with DJ Elwood and were so comfortable with him. He was wonderful! We had a lot of random songs we wanted played and he was so flexible and helpful in making sure everything was perfect. He is organized and has great communication throughout the process. We are so happy we went with him and would recommend him to anyone! Read less
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Kasey
Wedding:
9/29/2012
5.0/5.0
Thanks to Sean we had an amazing reception! He was so intune with our needs and what the crowd wanted. He kept the energy high all night! We were so blessed to have him!
Thanks to Sean we had an amazing reception! He was so intune with our needs and what the crowd wanted. He kept the energy Read more...
Thanks to Sean we had an amazing reception! He was so intune with our needs and what the crowd wanted. He kept the energy high all night! We were so blessed to have him! Read less
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William
Wedding:
7/22/2012
5.0/5.0
Nothing went as planned on my wedding day (regarding cake, flowers, tuxes not fitting and so on...I have a laundry list!). However, had it not been for the awesome reception because of the great music, I would feel awful about the day right now. DJ Elwood helped with the ceremony music (we had an outdoor ceremony). The guests were 30min late, and since my parents were late that morning, we ended up having no rehearsal and the start of the ceremony was messy. Elwood handled the curve balls so incredibly well. Especially considering how meticulous he was in helping us organize what we needed him to do and how we wanted things to go. He was flexible, understanding and easy to talk to. He really helped guide us and I loved the fact that he spoke to us about realistic expectations. Our wedding was on a big resort and he made sure way in advance that he knew exactly where he was going, what he was doing and where he was going to be. Seeing how organized he was made us so much more comfortable and confident since there wasn't going to be any cell signal that day at the resort. He works exceptionally hard at making sure he has a good understanding of what you want to hear, what you like and what your guests might like. My family is Hispanic and my husband is from the South. We wanted to make sure we played a good mix and balance of diverse music. This is where DJ Elwood got it spot on. For most of the reception, we had everyone from kids, adults and grandparents on the dance floor. He kept the party going and the guests were very happy. People didn't stop dancing and were having such a good time, that when we cut the cake we decided to do it in private with just the photographer. We didn't want to stop the party. Great reception! We definitely highly recommend DJ Elwood!
Nothing went as planned on my wedding day (regarding cake, flowers, tuxes not fitting and so on...I have a laundry list!). Read more...
Nothing went as planned on my wedding day (regarding cake, flowers, tuxes not fitting and so on...I have a laundry list!). However, had it not been for the awesome reception because of the great music, I would feel awful about the day right now. DJ Elwood helped with the ceremony music (we had an outdoor ceremony). The guests were 30min late, and since my parents were late that morning, we ended up having no rehearsal and the start of the ceremony was messy. Elwood handled the curve balls so incredibly well. Especially considering how meticulous he was in helping us organize what we needed him to do and how we wanted things to go. He was flexible, understanding and easy to talk to. He really helped guide us and I loved the fact that he spoke to us about realistic expectations. Our wedding was on a big resort and he made sure way in advance that he knew exactly where he was going, what he was doing and where he was going to be. Seeing how organized he was made us so much more comfortable and confident since there wasn't going to be any cell signal that day at the resort. He works exceptionally hard at making sure he has a good understanding of what you want to hear, what you like and what your guests might like. My family is Hispanic and my husband is from the South. We wanted to make sure we played a good mix and balance of diverse music. This is where DJ Elwood got it spot on. For most of the reception, we had everyone from kids, adults and grandparents on the dance floor. He kept the party going and the guests were very happy. People didn't stop dancing and were having such a good time, that when we cut the cake we decided to do it in private with just the photographer. We didn't want to stop the party. Great reception! We definitely highly recommend DJ Elwood! Read less
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Emily
Wedding:
7/14/2012
5.0/5.0
DJ Elwood was WONDERFUL at my wedding!!!

I am the kind of person who loves music, but I don't know ALL of the songs that I love. I would never be able to give an finite playlist to a DJ, because I honestly just don't know which songs I'd like to hear from moment to moment! So I was nervous to find someone who could "read my mind" even though I couldn't express it. The only thing I WAS sure of, was that I didn't want the cheesy smoke-machines or group-dances (think: cha-cha slide/macarena/etc.). And DJ Elwood was totally onboard with that!

When we first met, he was so responsive, he came out to our neighborhood to meet with us - other DJ services were too busy to even give us an appointment at their offices! AND his prices were totally fair - much less than other DJ's that I had researched. I felt like he really waned to work with us, and make our day special. That alone, made me like him. But his professionalism and organization made me love him!

From the get-go, I explained to him that there would be a ton of people there our age (late 20's, early 30's) and that I just really wanted everybody up and dancing! He completely understood. A month or two after we booked him, we sent us an amazing spreadsheet with thousands of songs, for us to comb through and tell him whether or not we loved, hated, or felt indifferent about each particular song. This helped him to understand our tastes in music, so that we could fine-tune our dance selections.

He was always in touch throughout our planning period, and invited us to send song requests whenever we wanted. Sean met with us a month or two before the wedding again to check out our venue space, and make any last minute changes to our day-of-schedule. He was also very on-point when speaking to the manager of the space about set-up times, etc.

On our wedding day, everything went smoothly and all the guests were happy. People were dancing everywhere throughout the venue (it was a big space!), and everybody kept telling us that they were having the best time! He played everything we wanted to hear: oldies, hip-hop, even some country for my southern friends! And, most importantly, he kept the crowd moving. That was exactly what I wanted! Such a fun time - I definitely recommend DJ Elwood!
DJ Elwood was WONDERFUL at my wedding!!!

I am the kind of person who loves music, but I don't know ALL of the Read more...
DJ Elwood was WONDERFUL at my wedding!!!

I am the kind of person who loves music, but I don't know ALL of the songs that I love. I would never be able to give an finite playlist to a DJ, because I honestly just don't know which songs I'd like to hear from moment to moment! So I was nervous to find someone who could "read my mind" even though I couldn't express it. The only thing I WAS sure of, was that I didn't want the cheesy smoke-machines or group-dances (think: cha-cha slide/macarena/etc.). And DJ Elwood was totally onboard with that!

When we first met, he was so responsive, he came out to our neighborhood to meet with us - other DJ services were too busy to even give us an appointment at their offices! AND his prices were totally fair - much less than other DJ's that I had researched. I felt like he really waned to work with us, and make our day special. That alone, made me like him. But his professionalism and organization made me love him!

From the get-go, I explained to him that there would be a ton of people there our age (late 20's, early 30's) and that I just really wanted everybody up and dancing! He completely understood. A month or two after we booked him, we sent us an amazing spreadsheet with thousands of songs, for us to comb through and tell him whether or not we loved, hated, or felt indifferent about each particular song. This helped him to understand our tastes in music, so that we could fine-tune our dance selections.

He was always in touch throughout our planning period, and invited us to send song requests whenever we wanted. Sean met with us a month or two before the wedding again to check out our venue space, and make any last minute changes to our day-of-schedule. He was also very on-point when speaking to the manager of the space about set-up times, etc.

On our wedding day, everything went smoothly and all the guests were happy. People were dancing everywhere throughout the venue (it was a big space!), and everybody kept telling us that they were having the best time! He played everything we wanted to hear: oldies, hip-hop, even some country for my southern friends! And, most importantly, he kept the crowd moving. That was exactly what I wanted! Such a fun time - I definitely recommend DJ Elwood! Read less
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Joe
Wedding:
7/7/2012
5.0/5.0
We just got married last weekend on July 7, 2012. Our wedding was for lack of a better term "Urban Chic" and we wanted a dj that would reflect who we are. DJ Elwood was amazing. We love to dance and wanted our wedding to be fun, festive and elegant. We also wanted the music to have a lot of old school soul and funk (think Earth wnd and Fire,Prince and Stevie Wonder). Not only did DJ Elwood deliver what he promised but he was more than accomodating and flexible. He is also extremly organized and he has a great collection of music. We are a diverese couple and so are our friends so tastes and styles of music are always an issue. They say that New Yorkers are hard to please and impress. Well let me be the first to say that not only were we impressed by his skills but we have received nothing but praise and compliments from all of our guests. If you are getting married and are looking for a reception where people will not only want to dance but not want to stop dancing then you must hire DJ Elwood. We did and we have no regrets. He is amazing!
We just got married last weekend on July 7, 2012. Our wedding was for lack of a better term "Urban Chic" and we wanted a Read more...
We just got married last weekend on July 7, 2012. Our wedding was for lack of a better term "Urban Chic" and we wanted a dj that would reflect who we are. DJ Elwood was amazing. We love to dance and wanted our wedding to be fun, festive and elegant. We also wanted the music to have a lot of old school soul and funk (think Earth wnd and Fire,Prince and Stevie Wonder). Not only did DJ Elwood deliver what he promised but he was more than accomodating and flexible. He is also extremly organized and he has a great collection of music. We are a diverese couple and so are our friends so tastes and styles of music are always an issue. They say that New Yorkers are hard to please and impress. Well let me be the first to say that not only were we impressed by his skills but we have received nothing but praise and compliments from all of our guests. If you are getting married and are looking for a reception where people will not only want to dance but not want to stop dancing then you must hire DJ Elwood. We did and we have no regrets. He is amazing! Read less
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Jenn
Wedding:
6/30/2012
5.0/5.0
We knew we were going to use DJ Sean the moment we met him. He totally GOT the vibe we wanted, the wedding we were looking to have and the kind of people we are from the moment we met up. He will make your day his top priority and is SO good about communicating, setting down the playlist YOU want and creating seamless transitions to make the night flow smoothly and get the dancing going and keep the party going until you say stop (which we had to do because of the venue time limit, not because of Sean!)

We met up several times to discuss special songs, moments and people in the wedding and he will make sure to nail down the kind of party you want. He was the opposite of intrusive and unlike some of the scene-stealing DJs from weddings I have been to.

He spoke with his music and announced, with the best DJ voice ever, important people we asked him to recognize, without any silliness that makes wedding annoying.

We had to change venue location the day before (don't ask) and Sean was so flexible and didn't bat an eyelash!

Everyone raved about how great our DJ was and danced until the last song (and the song after that, i requested last min, and he was pumped to oblige)
We knew we were going to use DJ Sean the moment we met him. He totally GOT the vibe we wanted, the wedding we were looking Read more...
We knew we were going to use DJ Sean the moment we met him. He totally GOT the vibe we wanted, the wedding we were looking to have and the kind of people we are from the moment we met up. He will make your day his top priority and is SO good about communicating, setting down the playlist YOU want and creating seamless transitions to make the night flow smoothly and get the dancing going and keep the party going until you say stop (which we had to do because of the venue time limit, not because of Sean!)

We met up several times to discuss special songs, moments and people in the wedding and he will make sure to nail down the kind of party you want. He was the opposite of intrusive and unlike some of the scene-stealing DJs from weddings I have been to.

He spoke with his music and announced, with the best DJ voice ever, important people we asked him to recognize, without any silliness that makes wedding annoying.

We had to change venue location the day before (don't ask) and Sean was so flexible and didn't bat an eyelash!

Everyone raved about how great our DJ was and danced until the last song (and the song after that, i requested last min, and he was pumped to oblige) Read less
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Debra
Wedding:
5/26/2012
5.0/5.0
Sean was super professional(suit and all smiles) He really listened to what kind of music we would love to hear on our wedding day. Our choice was eclectic and Sean managed to please everyone- our African side, our Jewish side and all our friends. All of our guests noticed and truly enjoyed the music played during dinner. Sean brought everyone out on the dance floor-salsa, african dance and even the hora!
Sean was super professional(suit and all smiles) He really listened to what kind of music we would love to hear on our Read more...
Sean was super professional(suit and all smiles) He really listened to what kind of music we would love to hear on our wedding day. Our choice was eclectic and Sean managed to please everyone- our African side, our Jewish side and all our friends. All of our guests noticed and truly enjoyed the music played during dinner. Sean brought everyone out on the dance floor-salsa, african dance and even the hora! Read less
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g and e
Wedding:
10/29/2011
5.0/5.0
DJ Elwood was wonderful and I would absolutely recommend him! Prior to the wedding, he communicated with us by email (and offerred phone/in person communication) about the music that we wanted during our ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception. DJ Elwood met with us at the venue prior to the wedding to make sure that he understood the layout of the venue and how the music would work - cocktails were in a different room and he arranged an ipod for music in the other room. He was extremely organized and made sure that he understood the flow the of the day. He played all of the music that we requested and was flexible during the wedding and played the music that guests seemed to respond well to. He had a generally laid back (but still extremely professional) vibe that fit perfectly with our wedding. We were really happy with the music and DJ Elwood himself.
DJ Elwood was wonderful and I would absolutely recommend him! Prior to the wedding, he communicated with us by email (and Read more...
DJ Elwood was wonderful and I would absolutely recommend him! Prior to the wedding, he communicated with us by email (and offerred phone/in person communication) about the music that we wanted during our ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception. DJ Elwood met with us at the venue prior to the wedding to make sure that he understood the layout of the venue and how the music would work - cocktails were in a different room and he arranged an ipod for music in the other room. He was extremely organized and made sure that he understood the flow the of the day. He played all of the music that we requested and was flexible during the wedding and played the music that guests seemed to respond well to. He had a generally laid back (but still extremely professional) vibe that fit perfectly with our wedding. We were really happy with the music and DJ Elwood himself. Read less
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Beth
Wedding:
9/30/2011
5.0/5.0
Sean is an awesome DJ! My husband and I were looking for someone that could capture our varying tastes in music. Sean asked all the right questions, listened well and executed beautifully! We had a blast at our wedding and my guests keep saying the same. I highly recommend DJ Sean without any reservation. He is professional, talented and a nice guy to boot! Thank you Sean!!!!
Sean is an awesome DJ! My husband and I were looking for someone that could capture our varying tastes in music. Sean Read more...
Sean is an awesome DJ! My husband and I were looking for someone that could capture our varying tastes in music. Sean asked all the right questions, listened well and executed beautifully! We had a blast at our wedding and my guests keep saying the same. I highly recommend DJ Sean without any reservation. He is professional, talented and a nice guy to boot! Thank you Sean!!!! Read less
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Kbrannon
Wedding:
6/25/2011
5.0/5.0
Cool, relaxed, organized and flexible:

We started a very last minute search for a wedding DJ (a friend of ours who was going to do it backed out), but luckily it didn't take us long to find DJ Elwood. He responded immediately to our request and worked within the time and budget we had available to orchestrate the perfect set list for our wedding reception. Our goals were to avoid the cheesy, cliched selections often played at weddings, while including the music that meant most to us and our guests, and DJ Elwood accomplished it all with ease. Needless to say, the dance floor was full until the last song played, and our night was all the more magical because of our choice of a DJ!
Cool, relaxed, organized and flexible:

We started a very last minute search for a wedding DJ (a friend of ours Read more...
Cool, relaxed, organized and flexible:

We started a very last minute search for a wedding DJ (a friend of ours who was going to do it backed out), but luckily it didn't take us long to find DJ Elwood. He responded immediately to our request and worked within the time and budget we had available to orchestrate the perfect set list for our wedding reception. Our goals were to avoid the cheesy, cliched selections often played at weddings, while including the music that meant most to us and our guests, and DJ Elwood accomplished it all with ease. Needless to say, the dance floor was full until the last song played, and our night was all the more magical because of our choice of a DJ! Read less
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L.M.
Wedding:
6/11/2011
5.0/5.0
DJ Elwood is the best. He is extremely professional, reliable, and friendly. He has great equipment and great taste! He was very responsive, gave good suggestions, arrived early to set everything up, and set the mood just right. He listened to what we wanted to play, and didn't want to play. He has extensive playlists and a lot to choose from - we played everything from Elvis and Sinatra to cumbias to old-school hip hop and modern pop. We couldn't have asked for a better DJ. He went above and beyond. Everyone at the wedding was extremely impressed, too; people came up to me throughout the night and said the DJ is great!
DJ Elwood is the best. He is extremely professional, reliable, and friendly. He has great equipment and great taste! He Read more...
DJ Elwood is the best. He is extremely professional, reliable, and friendly. He has great equipment and great taste! He was very responsive, gave good suggestions, arrived early to set everything up, and set the mood just right. He listened to what we wanted to play, and didn't want to play. He has extensive playlists and a lot to choose from - we played everything from Elvis and Sinatra to cumbias to old-school hip hop and modern pop. We couldn't have asked for a better DJ. He went above and beyond. Everyone at the wedding was extremely impressed, too; people came up to me throughout the night and said the DJ is great! Read less
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Kimberly
Wedding:
5/28/2011
5.0/5.0
DJ Elwood was amazing! He had everyone from 18 to 75 out on the floor at our wedding for the entire night dancing (and singing!). He was really good at reading the crowd and keeping the party going which is exactly what we were looking for. So many of the guests came up to us afterwards and said they had so much fun. He was also really great at sitting down with us and identifying what our musical tastes were and talking to us about what would work best for our wedding. I also have to add that during all the craziness that planning a wedding becomes, DJ Elwood was very patient throughout the entire process. Definitely a great find!
DJ Elwood was amazing! He had everyone from 18 to 75 out on the floor at our wedding for the entire night dancing (and Read more...
DJ Elwood was amazing! He had everyone from 18 to 75 out on the floor at our wedding for the entire night dancing (and singing!). He was really good at reading the crowd and keeping the party going which is exactly what we were looking for. So many of the guests came up to us afterwards and said they had so much fun. He was also really great at sitting down with us and identifying what our musical tastes were and talking to us about what would work best for our wedding. I also have to add that during all the craziness that planning a wedding becomes, DJ Elwood was very patient throughout the entire process. Definitely a great find! Read less
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Camille
Wedding:
5/21/2011
5.0/5.0
DJ Elwood is, in a word, incredible.

He was the most engaged and responsive vendor that we worked with for our wedding. His laid back professionalism is top notch and he has an excellent calming work style and demeanor.

From planning out the perfect playlist in total collaboration with us to visiting our wedding site with us to check out the layout he took great care to ensure that the best preparations were made for a successful event.

In addition, DJ Elwood has a fine eye for the nuances of the things that guests remember: the special songs and moments, the pronunciations of names during announcements, and the flexibility to adjust to the chaos of the day and schedule.

We would highly recommend DJ Elwood for any event or occasion where good times are in order. He brings the fun and gets guests on the dance floor. All of our guests, young and old, had a blast at our wedding and with DJ Elwood - we bet yours will too!
DJ Elwood is, in a word, incredible.

He was the most engaged and responsive vendor that we worked with for our Read more...
DJ Elwood is, in a word, incredible.

He was the most engaged and responsive vendor that we worked with for our wedding. His laid back professionalism is top notch and he has an excellent calming work style and demeanor.

From planning out the perfect playlist in total collaboration with us to visiting our wedding site with us to check out the layout he took great care to ensure that the best preparations were made for a successful event.

In addition, DJ Elwood has a fine eye for the nuances of the things that guests remember: the special songs and moments, the pronunciations of names during announcements, and the flexibility to adjust to the chaos of the day and schedule.

We would highly recommend DJ Elwood for any event or occasion where good times are in order. He brings the fun and gets guests on the dance floor. All of our guests, young and old, had a blast at our wedding and with DJ Elwood - we bet yours will too! Read less
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JessRoth
Wedding:
3/27/2011
5.0/5.0
Sean Elwood provided DJ services for our March wedding, which was held in the Prospect Park Picnic House. He did a fantastic job! From the very beginning Sean gave our event personal attention. He helped us find some traditional songs (that my husband wanted to include) and introduced us to the Vitamin String Quartette, which we used for our procession. He was also very easy to communicate with, responding to emails often within minutes. Everything about our wedding was perfect, including the music. There were no blow-up saxophones or maracas; just a great selection of R&B, soul, 80s, disco, and modern, and a LOT of dancing. People continue to tell me how much fun they had and how much they loved the music.

Sean was great and I highly recommend him.

-Jessica and Larry
Sean Elwood provided DJ services for our March wedding, which was held in the Prospect Park Picnic House. He did a Read more...
Sean Elwood provided DJ services for our March wedding, which was held in the Prospect Park Picnic House. He did a fantastic job! From the very beginning Sean gave our event personal attention. He helped us find some traditional songs (that my husband wanted to include) and introduced us to the Vitamin String Quartette, which we used for our procession. He was also very easy to communicate with, responding to emails often within minutes. Everything about our wedding was perfect, including the music. There were no blow-up saxophones or maracas; just a great selection of R&B, soul, 80s, disco, and modern, and a LOT of dancing. People continue to tell me how much fun they had and how much they loved the music.

Sean was great and I highly recommend him.

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melwagner
Wedding:
11/7/2010
5.0/5.0
Sean was absolutely excellent! He took the time to review music we wanted on our play list and made the soundtrack to the night truly spectacular! Everyone had a great time and while the music reflected much of our personal tastes, Sean played a seamless evening of amazing songs that all our guests enjoyed.
~M & J Wagner
Sean was absolutely excellent! He took the time to review music we wanted on our play list and made the soundtrack to the Read more...
Sean was absolutely excellent! He took the time to review music we wanted on our play list and made the soundtrack to the night truly spectacular! Everyone had a great time and while the music reflected much of our personal tastes, Sean played a seamless evening of amazing songs that all our guests enjoyed.
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jilliebillie
Wedding:
8/1/2009
5.0/5.0
For the life of me, I can't understand why couples spend less time thinking about wedding music/bands/djs than they do wedding gowns, flowers, cakes, etc. A good DJ can make your whole wedding. Likewise, we've been at a ton of weddings where a cheesy or inexperienced DJ brings the celebration to a crashing halt. So why do some people just pick the first DJ they come across, or one that comes with the venue, without discussing the music plan beforehand? From our perspective, food, alcohol and music are the prime components of a great party, and we spent equal time on each. On the wedding day, our efforts paid off - these were the three things people talked about the most.

My husband worked with DJ Elwood years ago. We went to hear him spin at Katra - A nightclub on Bowery in the Lower East Side. He was incredible - smooth transitions, ability to read a crowd, great mix of soul, hip-hop, recent jams .. even 80s and rock if it fit the mix. He played what people dance to, and kept the energy up for hours. We felt that was important - someone who learned to spin at a club instead of just at weddings. When it came time for our wedding, we knew we wanted DJ Elwood.

His price is highly competitive, primarily because he works at clubs and isn't into the whole idea of charging extra for weddings. We met a few months before the wedding to talk about what we wanted to hear during the night. I wanted to make sure the music was never cheesy or "wedding-y" (most of the guests were in their late 20s to late 30s), but also didn't alienate the older guests. DJ Elwood is meticulous - he starts thinking of the perfect set for you months before your wedding. After talking about music for over an hour, he felt he had a good enough idea to move forward. In the subsequent weeks, we'd email back and forth regarding new songs, questions, etc. He had everything lined up: first dance, father/daughter dance, etc.

DJ Elwood has a huge music collection. He spins off of his laptops/iPods and some vinyl, so he has most of everything. The night of the wedding he was great .. The dinner music was upbeat, keeping everyone in a festive mood. After the speeches, he wasted no time getting everyone (of all ages) unto the floor, with a great mix of stevie wonder, michael jackson, r&b, some disco, etc. And he didn't stop for the next three hours. There were points when literally every guest was dancing, whether they were 20 years old or 80 years old. He played danceable music that you rarely hear at a wedding, mixed together in a seemless flow of energy. Some people actually came up to us after to say they wish they had put more thought into music for their own wedding, because they didn't realize you could hire someone like DJ Elwood for a wedding. He isn't a "wedding DJ" .. He is a great DJ that happens to play weddings on occasion. If you get a chance, DJ Elwood will keep the energy of your wedding going until the end.
For the life of me, I can't understand why couples spend less time thinking about wedding music/bands/djs than they do Read more...
For the life of me, I can't understand why couples spend less time thinking about wedding music/bands/djs than they do wedding gowns, flowers, cakes, etc. A good DJ can make your whole wedding. Likewise, we've been at a ton of weddings where a cheesy or inexperienced DJ brings the celebration to a crashing halt. So why do some people just pick the first DJ they come across, or one that comes with the venue, without discussing the music plan beforehand? From our perspective, food, alcohol and music are the prime components of a great party, and we spent equal time on each. On the wedding day, our efforts paid off - these were the three things people talked about the most.

My husband worked with DJ Elwood years ago. We went to hear him spin at Katra - A nightclub on Bowery in the Lower East Side. He was incredible - smooth transitions, ability to read a crowd, great mix of soul, hip-hop, recent jams .. even 80s and rock if it fit the mix. He played what people dance to, and kept the energy up for hours. We felt that was important - someone who learned to spin at a club instead of just at weddings. When it came time for our wedding, we knew we wanted DJ Elwood.

His price is highly competitive, primarily because he works at clubs and isn't into the whole idea of charging extra for weddings. We met a few months before the wedding to talk about what we wanted to hear during the night. I wanted to make sure the music was never cheesy or "wedding-y" (most of the guests were in their late 20s to late 30s), but also didn't alienate the older guests. DJ Elwood is meticulous - he starts thinking of the perfect set for you months before your wedding. After talking about music for over an hour, he felt he had a good enough idea to move forward. In the subsequent weeks, we'd email back and forth regarding new songs, questions, etc. He had everything lined up: first dance, father/daughter dance, etc.

DJ Elwood has a huge music collection. He spins off of his laptops/iPods and some vinyl, so he has most of everything. The night of the wedding he was great .. The dinner music was upbeat, keeping everyone in a festive mood. After the speeches, he wasted no time getting everyone (of all ages) unto the floor, with a great mix of stevie wonder, michael jackson, r&b, some disco, etc. And he didn't stop for the next three hours. There were points when literally every guest was dancing, whether they were 20 years old or 80 years old. He played danceable music that you rarely hear at a wedding, mixed together in a seemless flow of energy. Some people actually came up to us after to say they wish they had put more thought into music for their own wedding, because they didn't realize you could hire someone like DJ Elwood for a wedding. He isn't a "wedding DJ" .. He is a great DJ that happens to play weddings on occasion. If you get a chance, DJ Elwood will keep the energy of your wedding going until the end. Read less
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mallowmartian
Wedding:
5/25/2008
5.0/5.0
DJ Elwood has AMAZING taste in music. Period. Left to his own devices, he'll play old-school R&B, Soul, Dance classics mixed with only the most worthy contemporary tunes. But if you've got special requests, he'll definitely come thru. Sean also happens to be the nicest guy around and is always willing to work with you to make your day as perfect as possible. It was nice to have one thing not to stress about! He can read a crowd and the situation and always play the perfect tune to keep everyone happy. Totally recommend!!!
DJ Elwood has AMAZING taste in music. Period. Left to his own devices, he'll play old-school R&B, Soul, Dance classics Read more...
DJ Elwood has AMAZING taste in music. Period. Left to his own devices, he'll play old-school R&B, Soul, Dance classics mixed with only the most worthy contemporary tunes. But if you've got special requests, he'll definitely come thru. Sean also happens to be the nicest guy around and is always willing to work with you to make your day as perfect as possible. It was nice to have one thing not to stress about! He can read a crowd and the situation and always play the perfect tune to keep everyone happy. Totally recommend!!! Read less
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livnyc
Wedding:
1/6/2007
5.0/5.0
DJ Elwood provided excellent service. He was able to make both bride and groom happy despite differing music tastes. Guests were very happy with music at our wedding. Everyone of all ages was on the dance floor at some point. Appropriate dinner music and cocktail music was also provided. We were very, very happy with our choice.
DJ Elwood provided excellent service. He was able to make both bride and groom happy despite differing music tastes. Read more...
DJ Elwood provided excellent service. He was able to make both bride and groom happy despite differing music tastes. Guests were very happy with music at our wedding. Everyone of all ages was on the dance floor at some point. Appropriate dinner music and cocktail music was also provided. We were very, very happy with our choice. Read less
Services Used: DJ
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TMan
Wedding:
9/17/2011
4.9/5.0
Sean showed from the beginning that he was dedicated to giving us what we wanted. He was very friendly, very organized, and very flexible. We had an unconventional wedding and despite almost no input from us regarding the specifics of what we wanted, he managed to deliver. I was impressed at how early he showed up, how adaptable he was, and how little help or guidance he needed from us.
Sean showed from the beginning that he was dedicated to giving us what we wanted. He was very friendly, very organized, Read more...
Sean showed from the beginning that he was dedicated to giving us what we wanted. He was very friendly, very organized, and very flexible. We had an unconventional wedding and despite almost no input from us regarding the specifics of what we wanted, he managed to deliver. I was impressed at how early he showed up, how adaptable he was, and how little help or guidance he needed from us. Read less
Services Used: DJ
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delyssy
Wedding:
2/17/2007
4.9/5.0
In 2007, DJ Ellwood was my wedding DJ and he was amazing! He was helpful with compiling an amazing playlist for the entire wedding and always replied immediately to my requests during the planning process. All I have to say is my mother-in-law was the first on the dance floor shakin' a tail feather! Everyone still comments on what a great time they had AND that the DJ was killer! Thanks Ellwood!
In 2007, DJ Ellwood was my wedding DJ and he was amazing! He was helpful with compiling an amazing playlist for the entire Read more...
In 2007, DJ Ellwood was my wedding DJ and he was amazing! He was helpful with compiling an amazing playlist for the entire wedding and always replied immediately to my requests during the planning process. All I have to say is my mother-in-law was the first on the dance floor shakin' a tail feather! Everyone still comments on what a great time they had AND that the DJ was killer! Thanks Ellwood! Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Michael
Wedding:
7/14/2012
4.8/5.0
We had an amazing wedding reception, and much of it had to do with DJ Elwood's music selection. We didn't want the usual "wedding soundtrack" - Electric Slide, Chicken Dance, Black Eyed Peas, Journey, etc - and that's why we decided to hire DJ Elwood. He met with us in person several times, not to mention countless phone calls and emails in order to perfectly nail down our ideal wedding soundtrack tailored to our personalities and tastes.

A good measure of a DJ's worth is how sweaty the guests are when they leave, and I can honestly say that about 75% of our guests left needing some heavy deodorant.

We highly recommend Sean (DJ) Elwood to any couple looking for an excellent, personable, and musically eclectic DJ.
We had an amazing wedding reception, and much of it had to do with DJ Elwood's music selection. We didn't want the usual Read more...
We had an amazing wedding reception, and much of it had to do with DJ Elwood's music selection. We didn't want the usual "wedding soundtrack" - Electric Slide, Chicken Dance, Black Eyed Peas, Journey, etc - and that's why we decided to hire DJ Elwood. He met with us in person several times, not to mention countless phone calls and emails in order to perfectly nail down our ideal wedding soundtrack tailored to our personalities and tastes.

A good measure of a DJ's worth is how sweaty the guests are when they leave, and I can honestly say that about 75% of our guests left needing some heavy deodorant.

We highly recommend Sean (DJ) Elwood to any couple looking for an excellent, personable, and musically eclectic DJ. Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Brooklyn Wedding
Wedding:
6/10/2012
4.8/5.0
DJ Elwood was so great. He was relaxed and fun to work with, and helped us articulate what kind of music/party we really wanted. He had a good sense of what to play to keep people dancing, but also managed to work in all of our favorite songs. We can't recommend him more highly!
DJ Elwood was so great. He was relaxed and fun to work with, and helped us articulate what kind of music/party we really Read more...
DJ Elwood was so great. He was relaxed and fun to work with, and helped us articulate what kind of music/party we really wanted. He had a good sense of what to play to keep people dancing, but also managed to work in all of our favorite songs. We can't recommend him more highly! Read less
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jaimeibrahim
Wedding:
11/3/2007
4.3/5.0
Sean was really easy to work with. My husband can be very anal about his music! Sean was very patient and cooperative with us providing him with very detailed lists of what we did and didn't want. He didn't play any songs that we didn't like and really made our wedding special by getting EVERYONE on the dance floor. I highly recommend working with him.
Sean was really easy to work with. My husband can be very anal about his music! Sean was very patient and cooperative with Read more...
Sean was really easy to work with. My husband can be very anal about his music! Sean was very patient and cooperative with us providing him with very detailed lists of what we did and didn't want. He didn't play any songs that we didn't like and really made our wedding special by getting EVERYONE on the dance floor. I highly recommend working with him. Read less
Services Used: DJ

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