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DJ Gary Whitaker, Strictly Entertainment

Middletown , NY
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Serving the Hudson Valley
Middletown, NY 10940 US (map)

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845-726-3667

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ABOUT US

DJ Gary Whitaker at Strictly Entertainment is the wedding and party specialist, for over 25 years providing quality disc jockey entertainment to complete your special event. You put in a... Read more
DJ Gary Whitaker at Strictly Entertainment is the wedding and party specialist, for over 25 years providing quality disc jockey entertainment to complete your special event. You put in a lot of time and effort to make sure the planning goes perfectly. Don't you deserve to enjoy this special day when it arrives? We think you should. That is why we offer professional and reliable services so that you can have just as much fun as your guests. Leave it to us to make sure everyone is having a good time, and you won't have to worry because they will. We will help you every step of the way to ensure that on the day of your event, your entertainment choice is one thing you will not be concerned about. We do more than play great music, we entertain. Read less
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What music genres do you specialize in?
Country, Electronic, Hip Hop, International, Jazz, Oldies, R&B/Soul, Rock
What services do you offer?
Liability Insurance

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Beth
Wedding:
10/16/2016
5.0/5.0
Very Affordable, organized and willing to work with you, and do what you want to make your wedding day/ event memorable. Very friendly and personable.
Very Affordable, organized and willing to work with you, and do what you want to make your wedding day/ event memorable. Read more...
Very Affordable, organized and willing to work with you, and do what you want to make your wedding day/ event memorable. Very friendly and personable. Read less
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John
Wedding:
10/8/2016
5.0/5.0
Gary Whitaker was one of the most outstanding parts of our entire wedding. We have nothing but good things to say about Gary, and would highly recommend him to anyone seeking a DJ. What really set him apart was that he provided us with a catalog of top songs going back for over 50 years and asked us to select ones that we liked. This allowed him to tailor a music selection for our wedding what was truly ours. Other DJs we interviewed wanted to know "what types" or "what genres" of music we liked, but Gary got us down to specific songs and took it from there. His DJ performance was truly outstanding - everyone young and old was up dancing throughout the evening, and he served as an excellent emcee for dinner and the other events during the evening. On top of that, he had a confetti cannon included in his performance, and was able to coordinate getting us a Gobo and Uplighting as well. We would strongly urge anyone seeking a wedding or party DJ to book Gary Whitaker and rest assured they're in good hands!
Gary Whitaker was one of the most outstanding parts of our entire wedding. We have nothing but good things to say about Read more...
Gary Whitaker was one of the most outstanding parts of our entire wedding. We have nothing but good things to say about Gary, and would highly recommend him to anyone seeking a DJ. What really set him apart was that he provided us with a catalog of top songs going back for over 50 years and asked us to select ones that we liked. This allowed him to tailor a music selection for our wedding what was truly ours. Other DJs we interviewed wanted to know "what types" or "what genres" of music we liked, but Gary got us down to specific songs and took it from there. His DJ performance was truly outstanding - everyone young and old was up dancing throughout the evening, and he served as an excellent emcee for dinner and the other events during the evening. On top of that, he had a confetti cannon included in his performance, and was able to coordinate getting us a Gobo and Uplighting as well. We would strongly urge anyone seeking a wedding or party DJ to book Gary Whitaker and rest assured they're in good hands! Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
10/1/2016
5.0/5.0
Gary was great. Very responsive. Always got back to us right away. When we met with him he went out of his way to meet us at our convience. we never had to worry about a thing. The day of the wedding he was amazing. He played every type of music had the crowd on the dance floor all night long. From my grandmother to children not once off the dance floor. He has fun props and confetti entrances. All my guests loved him so much we asked him to stay longer and no questions asked he was willing to stay. Thank you so much for making our special day even more special. I'd recommend Gary to anyone that needs a Dj!
Gary was great. Very responsive. Always got back to us right away. When we met with him he went out of his way to meet us Read more...
Gary was great. Very responsive. Always got back to us right away. When we met with him he went out of his way to meet us at our convience. we never had to worry about a thing. The day of the wedding he was amazing. He played every type of music had the crowd on the dance floor all night long. From my grandmother to children not once off the dance floor. He has fun props and confetti entrances. All my guests loved him so much we asked him to stay longer and no questions asked he was willing to stay. Thank you so much for making our special day even more special. I'd recommend Gary to anyone that needs a Dj! Read less
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Noel
Wedding:
9/24/2016
5.0/5.0
Go ahead and book with DJGary! He is attentative to your music selection and knows how to keep the guests moving on the dance floor. Truly helped make our event entertaining!
Go ahead and book with DJGary! He is attentative to your music selection and knows how to keep the guests moving on the Read more...
Go ahead and book with DJGary! He is attentative to your music selection and knows how to keep the guests moving on the dance floor. Truly helped make our event entertaining! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ
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Mark
Wedding:
5/28/2016
5.0/5.0
I can't recommend Gary enough. He was professional, animated, flexible, approachable, and extremely easy to work with. He was very affordable, offered excellent advice, and took all of our needs and wants into consideration. He kept the energy high, and our guests were extremely receptive. I honestly have no complaints about Gary at all, book him with confidence!!!
I can't recommend Gary enough. He was professional, animated, flexible, approachable, and extremely easy to work with. He Read more...
I can't recommend Gary enough. He was professional, animated, flexible, approachable, and extremely easy to work with. He was very affordable, offered excellent advice, and took all of our needs and wants into consideration. He kept the energy high, and our guests were extremely receptive. I honestly have no complaints about Gary at all, book him with confidence!!! Read less
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melody
Wedding:
5/13/2016
0.5/5.0
I had high hopes from our conversations with Gary during my 14 months of planning. He was friendly, a good price and said he understood what i wanted. Flash forward to the day before my wedding, Gary called to confrim all of my song choices, pronounciation of names, and everything. I told him what i wanted, and he agreed to everything. Day of my wedding, I find out that he has been rude to my guests prior to my ceremony. Now, at the reception, he messed up almost everything i had requested. He made all of the special dances awkward, and was exceptionally rude to my guests, having told several to go away, go sit down, and no he doesnt do requests. Half of the music my husband and I wanted didnt get played. I waited till a few days after the wedding to tell Gary how i felt about everything he did. He called my husband and told him that it was all MY fault, that i didnt specify what i wanted. To which i did, the day before the wedding. My husband asked him why he did not play the songs that I had HANDWRITTEN on the paper, he said he made an executive desicion not to play them. My husband also asked him why he didnt do any of the leis, maracas, or etc that we had asked for, he said he didnt know that i wanted them. I said many times that i did. The father/daughter dance was made awkward as he did not invite others to join in, he was supposed to do a special announcement for my husbands mother, who passed last year before his dance with his Godmother, he decided not too. He was supposed to say that during dinner people can come up and say a few words, he decided i didnt need that, then later said i told him i didnt want it. When he couldnt put the blame on Me or my husband, he put the blame on the venue staff. . He said that he would send me my contract to prove that i didnt want any of it, he sent me a blank contract. They say your DJ can make or break your wedding, he almost broke mine, dont let him do the same to you. A simple apology would have done wonders.
I had high hopes from our conversations with Gary during my 14 months of planning. He was friendly, a good price and said Read more...
I had high hopes from our conversations with Gary during my 14 months of planning. He was friendly, a good price and said he understood what i wanted. Flash forward to the day before my wedding, Gary called to confrim all of my song choices, pronounciation of names, and everything. I told him what i wanted, and he agreed to everything. Day of my wedding, I find out that he has been rude to my guests prior to my ceremony. Now, at the reception, he messed up almost everything i had requested. He made all of the special dances awkward, and was exceptionally rude to my guests, having told several to go away, go sit down, and no he doesnt do requests. Half of the music my husband and I wanted didnt get played. I waited till a few days after the wedding to tell Gary how i felt about everything he did. He called my husband and told him that it was all MY fault, that i didnt specify what i wanted. To which i did, the day before the wedding. My husband asked him why he did not play the songs that I had HANDWRITTEN on the paper, he said he made an executive desicion not to play them. My husband also asked him why he didnt do any of the leis, maracas, or etc that we had asked for, he said he didnt know that i wanted them. I said many times that i did. The father/daughter dance was made awkward as he did not invite others to join in, he was supposed to do a special announcement for my husbands mother, who passed last year before his dance with his Godmother, he decided not too. He was supposed to say that during dinner people can come up and say a few words, he decided i didnt need that, then later said i told him i didnt want it. When he couldnt put the blame on Me or my husband, he put the blame on the venue staff. . He said that he would send me my contract to prove that i didnt want any of it, he sent me a blank contract. They say your DJ can make or break your wedding, he almost broke mine, dont let him do the same to you. A simple apology would have done wonders. Read less
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Jackie
Wedding:
5/13/2016
2.6/5.0
I was a matron of honor at a wedding recently. DJ Gary was rude to numerous guests, Including myself and my daughter. People would make requests and he said "I'm not taking requests". There were numerous songs the bride herself wanted to be played and they were not. The bride and groom only got to dance to 1 slow dance because he played all the slow dances during dinner. There were no slow dances after dinner what so ever. I understand that not everyone can be made happy but I as a matron of honor got complaints on the attitude of the DJ throughout the evening. When the bride reached out to the DJ about her unhappiness he got defensive and blamed everything on the bride and said she was not clear enough with her wishes. I'm sure the bride did not ask for an attitude during the event so how is that the fault of her own?
I was a matron of honor at a wedding recently. DJ Gary was rude to numerous guests, Including myself and my daughter. Read more...
I was a matron of honor at a wedding recently. DJ Gary was rude to numerous guests, Including myself and my daughter. People would make requests and he said "I'm not taking requests". There were numerous songs the bride herself wanted to be played and they were not. The bride and groom only got to dance to 1 slow dance because he played all the slow dances during dinner. There were no slow dances after dinner what so ever. I understand that not everyone can be made happy but I as a matron of honor got complaints on the attitude of the DJ throughout the evening. When the bride reached out to the DJ about her unhappiness he got defensive and blamed everything on the bride and said she was not clear enough with her wishes. I'm sure the bride did not ask for an attitude during the event so how is that the fault of her own? Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
7/18/2015
5.0/5.0
DJ Gary was FANTASTIC. I could not recommend him more highly. He is clearly experienced in this field, and did a wonderful job at my recent wedding. He read our guests well, was unobtrusive and did not force people to get on the dance floor (we HATE when other DJs do this at weddings). Our guests had a wonderful time, and Gary played so many fun songs that made people want to get up and dance on their own (they didn't need to be screamed at to do so....). Gary was so accommodating and flexible. He provided the mic for our outdoor ceremony as well as music for the cocktail hour. Gary took our music suggestions seriously while providing expert advice about our choices for the cake cutting/bouquet toss etc. We got a great deal and we felt that we got a lot for our money - we recommend him fully and wholeheartedly!
DJ Gary was FANTASTIC. I could not recommend him more highly. He is clearly experienced in this field, and did a wonderful Read more...
DJ Gary was FANTASTIC. I could not recommend him more highly. He is clearly experienced in this field, and did a wonderful job at my recent wedding. He read our guests well, was unobtrusive and did not force people to get on the dance floor (we HATE when other DJs do this at weddings). Our guests had a wonderful time, and Gary played so many fun songs that made people want to get up and dance on their own (they didn't need to be screamed at to do so....). Gary was so accommodating and flexible. He provided the mic for our outdoor ceremony as well as music for the cocktail hour. Gary took our music suggestions seriously while providing expert advice about our choices for the cake cutting/bouquet toss etc. We got a great deal and we felt that we got a lot for our money - we recommend him fully and wholeheartedly! Read less
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Donna and Louise
Wedding:
9/13/2014
5.0/5.0
Gary, what a phenominal time we had! Considering the weather didn't cooperate your flexibility was amazing and everyone had a great time! Everything went just like it should have. Thanks SO very much for helping make our day perfect!!
Gary, what a phenominal time we had! Considering the weather didn't cooperate your flexibility was amazing and everyone Read more...
Gary, what a phenominal time we had! Considering the weather didn't cooperate your flexibility was amazing and everyone had a great time! Everything went just like it should have. Thanks SO very much for helping make our day perfect!! Read less
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Ieda
Wedding:
5/2/2014
5.0/5.0
Gary was so much fun! He was so helpful when we were bouncing ideas off him for different music selections. He was great about keeping in contact and making sure we had all the music we wanted. He was an amazing entertainer! Everyone got up and danced and everyone had an absolute blast. I would highly recommend him to anyone!!
Gary was so much fun! He was so helpful when we were bouncing ideas off him for different music selections. He was great Read more...
Gary was so much fun! He was so helpful when we were bouncing ideas off him for different music selections. He was great about keeping in contact and making sure we had all the music we wanted. He was an amazing entertainer! Everyone got up and danced and everyone had an absolute blast. I would highly recommend him to anyone!! Read less
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