DJ Scott Benowicz
Scott played a very large part in making our wedding a huge success. First, leading up to the wedding he was very easy and fun to work with. We met a few times to discuss our taste and our style in music. He was able to take our suggestions and then build upon that to capture the style we really wanted. The reception itself was a blast and many of our friends and family specifically cite the DJ as being one of the best they've ever heard and a large reason why the wedding was so much fun. The dance floor was packed non-stop right up until the end. I would highly recommend Scott for anyone looking for DJ services.
Scott came highly recommended from friends that had worked with him, and we are so happy that we took their advice. In the lead up to the wedding we had three meetings to discuss our setup and playlists. Each one was easy, productive, and even fun, as he is such a great guy. Our wedding was on Nantucket, so we assumed that he would have to use a small/portable set up, but he insisted that he could bring his full table system. He worked directly with our venue to wire in to their house sound for the reception, arrived early to test it, and then was ready with a portable system for our outdoor cocktail reception. After that, our announcements were perfect, and we wanted a sort of open mic for toasts during dinner. Scott made it all happen flawlessly. For the actual dancing, the music was incredible, weaving from our requests to his own suggestions based off of our tastes. It felt as if everyone at the wedding was on the floor, and stayed there for the duration. It was without question the greatest party that we've ever been to, due in large part to the energy that Scott provided. We could not recommend him more.
Scott was AMAZING! My husband and I got married on July 14 in upstate NY, and Scott was nice enough to travel to DJ our wedding. We had seen him DJ our friends' wedding in 2010, and knew we had to have him.
He was so easy to work with. We communicated by email at first (really throughout our entire engagement), and he was always prompt and helpful with his replies. As the wedding got closer, we had a phone meeting where we discussed our likes/dislikes and ideas. When we got off the phone with him, my husband and I both knew we had nothing to worry about as far as Scott was concerned (which was really nice given the stress level a month out from the wedding). He seemed to sincerely get what we wanted and did not want, and it really showed at our wedding.
The day of our wedding, he arrived early, and was setting up when I arrived at the venue 2 hours before the ceremony! I was extra impressed since he was coming from so far away. Throughout the night, he adapted what he played based on crowd response, and his music was seamless and definitely crowd pleasing! At the reception, my husband made some obscure requests that were played almost instantly.
We've been to a lot of weddings, and have never experienced a DJ better than Scott. We didn't want a lot of funny business (inflatable saxophones etc), just a professional, skilled DJ and that's exactly what Scott delivered. We couldn't recommend him enough!
I couldn't have been happier with Scott! My husband and I got married this past year and from the very first moment of talking to him, we knew we had our guy! He was very professional, yet personable enough for us to feel very comfortable with him and in letting him know what we wanted. Not only did he provide us with great feedback, he provided us with great suggestions for music, all of which we used. In addition to creating really great flow to our evening, fast forward to our wedding day 10/15/11, the entire wedding was up on their feet dancing all night-enough said! We had an amazing time and would absolutely recommend him to anyone!
My husband and I got married in Boston at the Seaport Hotel in October 2011. I knew Scott from my previous place of employment, as soon as I got engaged I knew he was the one I wanted to DJ my wedding. Scott is easy to work with, reliable and presents himself with total class. I knew from the beginning that I wouldn't be disappointed. My husband is a musician and knew exactly what he wanted for music... he was nervous about hiring a DJ who might play songs he didn't want to hear. I told him hands down then... Scott was his guy! When we met with Scott to discuss the style of music we wanted to play he instantly started putting together the perfect playlist for us.... even songs and artists we hadn't thought of! My husband loved him and was confident that Scott would play the soundtrack he wanted to hear. Scott put up with me emailing him songs daily at times and he even put together a document for us to update whenever we wanted to. The night of the wedding the dance floor was never empty and always full of energy. Guests came up to me all night asking me who my DJ was because the music was so great. Even after the wedding they are still asking who it was! Scott definitely is going to give you the reception YOU want... my husband even danced all night... which is unheard of! Scott helped make my wedding the most amazing night ever! I would recommend Scott to anyone in a heartbeat there is no question! He made our wedding night so memorable, I can't thank him enough. Thank you Scott!
It's pretty hard to top all of the positive reviews already given to Scott. I'm sitting here writing it thinking I genuinely want to "out recommend" everyone else as some sort of additional payment for him doing such an exceptional job. Scott was fantastic from start to finish. Fortunately for my new bride and I this was our first (and last) go around but I can't imagine the sailing being any smoother than it was with the entire process. Scott met with us twice in person prior to the wedding, which was in Newport, RI, to get insight into what type wedding we were envisioning. At our last meeting he came to our home, which is roughly an hour away from his, and sat with us compiling a tentative play list. He made suggestions, played songs, gave advice, and listened. he came up with excellent ideas and was very receptive to ours.
The end result was perfection. Every suggestion he made was the right one. My wife and I spent most of the dinner walking around mingling and thanking people while being constantly reminded of our history together because of the music that was playing. We had an upbeat and peppy cocktail hour, a very cool and mellow, but fun dinner, and the dancing couldn't have been more fun for everyone involved. Scott was attentive, respectful, professional, and is simply a nice guy.
We had the honor and pleasure of having Scott as our DJ and would, without any hesitation or doubt, bet that you can't do better than him
Scott was amazing. Very professional and courteous throughout the whole process - keyed into the music that we liked and basically had the dance floor going all night. I would highly recommend Scott to anyone that is looking for a DJ. Thanks for helping making our wedding night a killer dance party.
I met Scott through mutual friends who hired him for their wedding in Pennsylvania in 2010. The dance floor at that wedding was so full of energy the entire night that my fiance and I decided that he was the exact kind of DJ that we wanted at our wedding. When I contacted Scott through email, he was so easy to talk to and gave me all the information that I needed up front. Considering that my wedding would be held in Northampton, MA and Scott was based in Boston (2.5 hours away), I assumed that I would have to pay extra fees for him to travel. I was pleasantly surprised that Scott did not charge for this, nor for set-up time! I was sold. In the following year, Scott would gladly accept my obsessive emails, each time I head a song I had to have at the reception. He was professional throughout the whole process, and offered great advice about music selection and general flow. On the wedding day, Scott was on-time, dressed very nice, and to all you neat freaks out there; he kept his equipment extremely tidy and hidden (which I hoped for!) There is nothing worse than a million speaker wires and stuff in all your pictures!
During the night, Scott played EXACTLY what I asked him to. There were so many people dancing who "never dance" and they were tearing up the dance floor. In the wedding photos, you can tell how much of a good time people were having by the expressions on their faces...pictures don't lie! Scott kept the party going, so much so, that my friends have been talking about the dance floor and the music since. Thanks Scott for making my wedding exactly what I wanted!
Scott came recommended by others who raved about his services. In the weeks since the wedding, we too have been raving. Scott was extremely easy to work with from the very beginning. It was clear that his top priority was understanding what type of wedding WE wanted and where our comfort level was. We were looking for something that was low on gimmicks and "games" and high on great music, which is what Scott does best. Once he had a handle on the type of music we were looking for, he did a great job of applying his experience and amazing knowledge of all types of music, while ensuring that we felt like we were in the driver's seat. I could go on and on about how fantastic Scott is as a DJ and why you should hire him but you're probably skimming through reviews, so just know this: During the reception, in between congratulations, everyone raved about the music. I can't tell you how often I'd see someone with their phone in the air, Shazaam'ing the song, usually while dancing to it. Even afterwards, people requested/demanded the playlist. Scott is awesome.
My wife and I got married at the Red Inn in Provincetown on June 4th, 2011. We met with Scott several times to go through our ideas for pre-wedding tunes, cocktail hour, dinner, and dancing. We had a pretty specific idea about the kind of music we wanted, and had even considered creating our own playlists in lieu of a DJ. After working with Scott, I can definitely say we made the right decision! Scott made numerous suggestions, based on our music preferences, which turned out to be the hits of the reception. He was also a great help setting up the microphone for the ceremony, coordinating speeches, dinner, keeping the reception moving, etc. He was very amenable to adding any song that we wanted to his collection, at no extra charge to us. My mother made a special request for the Electric Slide, which Scott honored, even though he admitted he was proud that he had to go out and get the song. At the end of the reception, the crowd chanted, "Scott, Scott, Scott!" in hopes that he would play one last song as an encore, and even though the reception was technically over, he gave the people what they wanted. It was a great way to end a great evening, and we can't thank Scott enough for everything he did to help make our celebration so memorable!
Scott was the DJ for my November 2010 wedding reception, and my husband and I could not have been happier with his work. Our reception was dinner and dancing for about 130 people in a formal club setting with a small dance floor. Overall, Scott provided a fun atmosphere and once the dancing started, he kept the dance floor moving. Here are the DJ highlights from our experience working with Scott:
1. Scott was very professional throughout the whole process, from planning our event to being part of a great evening. Communicating with Scott was easy and straightforward, especially because he made himself available for several planning meetings prior to the wedding. He was honest, totally reliable, and he presented himself with complete class at our reception. Also, he coordinated with our venue staff and other vendors independently and effectively. On our wedding day there was a small (unforeseeable) issue with the sound system at our venue, which was entirely outside Scott’s responsibilities, but Scott took the initiative to fix everything so my husband and I never even really knew what the problem was! Working with wedding vendors that you trust makes everything much less stressful and much more fun!
2. Scott made our music and DJ preferences a priority. At his suggestion, we used our favorite songs for dinner music (instead of the classic, Sinatra-heavy wedding playlist). Also, he had no problem handing off the microphone when we requested that my mom and uncle give the reception welcome speech and introduce our toasters (although, I’ve no doubt that Scott would have done an amazing job with the MC work too). These details made our wedding more personal, and Scott encouraged us to work such independent ideas into our event.
3. Best of all, Scott made sure our smallish dance floor was packed the whole night! After getting a rough idea of the dance music we like, Scott put together a great set for the wedding. We mostly left the dance playlist to his discretion, and we were really pleased with the results. It was so great to see the crazy mix of all our friends and family dancing together; even my 80-something year old grandparents spent a lot of time out on the dance floor.
4. So many of our guests have complimented us on Scott’s work!
Scott was terrific to work with, and he did a fantastic job. We highly recommend him to any bride or groom to be!!!
I was very blessed in that I don't have one bad review for any of my vendors, but I really lucked out when it came to getting the DJ. DJ Scott Benowicz is a club DJ who happens to do weddings. I have been to quite a few weddings with the "cheesy wedding DJ" or just a really bad DJ who wants to make himself the center of attention and that was the last thing I wanted for my wedding. ALL of my family and friends love to dance, especially my husband, so the DJ was crucial.
My brother knew of Scott so we contacted and met with him. Not only an amazing DJ, but a great person! He met with us about three times before the wedding to make sure he understood exactly what we were looking for. My husband is originally from India so we needed help with playing some Hindi music that would not drive everyone else off the dance floor. He blended the songs in beautifully. Everyone had a blast going from disco, soul, funk, hindi and back again. It was so much fun! It was like being at the best dance club with just your closest friends and family. He had amazing suggestions for songs and was not afraid to spend the time BEFORE the wedding to make sure everything went smoothly on the big day.
The DJ really does make or break the reception. If the DJ is great, everyone will have the best time. If not, it's a long, long night. I cannot recommend DJ Scott Benowicz enough!
Scott was the perfect DJ for our wedding at the Downtown Harvard Club in Boston. He met with my fiance and me prior to the wedding to go over the songs and playlist for the reception, and his song list was very extensive. He also was receptive to the international songs we wanted played (my husband is Turkish) and downloaded them so they could be played that night. We did not want any hokey wedding songs played (i.e. chicken dance), and he stuck to the most current dance music that the crowd loved. He came to the venue very early to ensure that the set up was smooth and to ensure he had all the outlets that he needed....we appreciated that. He was not one of those DJs who tries to take the spotlight. He introduced the wedding party but otherwise let the great music speak for itself all night. And, he is very reasonable for the quality of work he does.
I would happily and highly recommend Scott Benowicz as a talented, professional, and extremely knowledgeable wedding DJ. My husband and I were married in June of 2010, and were delighted with our experience working with Scott! I was actually approached by several wedding guests praising the music, some even going as far as to suggest that we publish the playlist online (we have yet to do this, but are thinking about it!)
My wedding was in my backyard which initially made me question the logistics of sound and speakers, but he was prepared with all the necessary equipment; all the musical cues/songs (both during the ceremony and reception) went off without a hitch. My father and father-in-law had also prepared a song to sing (as a surprise!) during the reception, and Scott was able to coordinate the new timeline very professionally and on short notice. My husband and I were also adamant about our DJ not screaming into the microphone, playing centerpiece games, or handing out inflatable props... believe me, Scott's your man. He plays great music and wouldn't dream of busting out any tackiness!
Scott is very personable and easy to work with, and was intent on making our wedding music a direct reflection of us. He is very talented in viewing your "must-have" songs and gauging which additional songs will make for a complete, classy, and fun celebration - a skill that my husband and I were very impressed with. The dinner music transitioned seamlessly into party music, entertaining our guests until the wee hours, and leaving me happily satisfied that fun was had by all. I, myself, honestly feel like I spent half the night going, "Yes! I love this song!"
My husband and I were thrilled with Scott. He really listened to us, capturing the vibe of our wedding and helping to create the best day of our lives. We would recommend him to anyone :)
My husband and I had a small wedding a couple of years back. We were both extremely focused on every element representing a part of who we are as individuals and as a couple. We wanted this to especially come through in the decor, food, libations and most importantly music! We both love to dance and have seriously diverse tastes. Scott embraced this challenge and dedicated himself to deliver this message. He was extremely knowledgeable of all the types of music and specific artists we threw at him. Scott's professionalism and patience shined throughout the process of working out the details of one of the most important elements of our special day. He was incredibly reasonable with the cost for his services, flexible and helpful every time we met. Our overall experience with Scott was amazing and truly considered him to be an additional guest at our wedding with really good taste in music ;). In closing, we were overjoyed that Scott helped us create the soundtrack of our new lives together!