Upbeat Occasions is a fun-loving wedding DJ company that provides services all over the Capital Region and More.
The team at Upbeat Occasions loves hearing couples’ love stories as they help plan their big day. This company offers the following services and equipment:
This wedding entertainer plays a wide variety of music, including genres such as:
120 Reviews for Upbeat Occasions
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Joanna C. · Married on 05/30/2021
Dance floor was bumpin' all night long!
I would recommend DJ Caroline and her team to everyone I know if I could. Truth be told, I was not on board with having a DJ at our wedding because I know that music can make or break a party and I was not keen on giving the reigns to someone else in that regard. My husband was insistent and I eventually caved. Now that all is said and done, I honestly can't imagine our day without Caroline.Sent on 06/12/2021
We had a wedding Memorial Day weekend at Dunham's Bay Resort after cancelling our original August 2020 date. We felt like we connected with Caroline from the first consultation and were grateful for her being so flexible and supportive throughout the COVID wedding stress and the reschedule. I had strong opinions about music in every aspect of the day (hence my being anti-DJ) and Caroline was a true partner in developing our playlist. She listened to us and took the time to understand who we were, what was important to us and what kind of vibe we were going for. She walked (danced?) the fine line between honoring our playist requests and applying her expertise to read the crowd and adjust accordingly. I am not exaggerating when I say the dance floor was bananas for three straight hours. We had guests ask for a copy of the playlist and people even commented on the cocktail and dinner music. Having an experienced MC who "got" us made the day flow seemlessly from event to event.
We went with the digital photobooth and our guests loved it. All guests received a copy of the entire photobooth album on their phone or email. I believe the guests were supposed to get their photo sent immediately to their phones but internet service was not great so most people did not get theirs until the next morning. It totally worked out because we, as well as all of the guests, had so much fun looking at the photobooth the following day!
Caroline and her team were true professionals. My husband is from Ukraine and we had lots of Russian-speaking guests and some eastern eurpopean customs that we wanted to incorporate. Caroline embraced the multi-cultural element and celebrated it. She made the effort to learn the proper pronounciations of the complicated names of the bridal party and totally nailed it. Someone asked me if she spoke Russian! We also had some delicate family dynamics and Caroline navigated them with grace throughout the day. She also coordinated the sparkler send-off and it was the perfect end to the evening.
We truly couldn't be happier with our choice. Book with Upbeat Occasions, you will not regret it!
Upbeat Occasions's reply:Wow! Thank you Joanna and Yaroslav! It was truly an amazing day from start to finish. I loved partying with all of your guests! The Russian (shout) was so much fun! Much love always
Sabrina · Getting married on 09/25/2021
Caroline and John were part of my big day on May 16tb 2021. I can’t say enough amazing things about them both. Truly made my night special by interacting with my guests and adhering to all of our requests. Thank you both!!
Sent on 05/25/2021
Daniela E. · Married on 06/26/2021
Amazing service and a wonderful time. Played great music and had cool light systems. Would definitely hire them again for any party I throw.Sent on 07/18/2021
Team of Upbeat Occasions
Mo has been an entertainer for over 8 years, originally playing at parties and then eventually moving into weddings and clubs. He is currently doing a variety of events, from Sweet 16’s to weddings to bars/clubs to backyard graduation events. He frequently volunteers his time and skills to benefits (most prominently Nick’s Fight to Be Healed). His favorite era of music to play is all Late 80s/90s/ Early 2000s, primarily 90s hip hop and dance pop being my favorite.
Ordained Minister and MC
Jacque is not only an MC with nonstop energy and charisma but also an ordained minister with over 100 weddings officiated. He is very talented in being able to win over any crowd as well as keep the energy at a high level.
He has officiated weddings from 50 people to 250 and his impeccable attention to detail takes the stress away from the couple so they can focus on their big day.
John Jamz also known as “The Specialist” has been known to rock any crowd no matter the event. John found out that he had a passion for music at a At the age an early age. At 17, he started to DJ for friends birthday parties and events. John has a long history of customer service and hospitality which includes bank teller and hotel front desk concierge. This experience has helped him maintain a professional rapport with past customers and a successful career in the entertainment industry. With over 20 years of experience in the industry he is well versed in all genre’s of music. John as been a resident DJ at the Saratoga Racetrack, Rivers Casino, The Ruck, Sneaky Pete’s, Rbc Jazz Club, The Elbow Room, Johnnie’s on Broadway, Jillian’s and the list goes on. John can cater to any crowd whether its a club setting, wedding, birthday party or corporate event. John has been booked for 2 years in a row for the NYU alumni celebration. He was also granted the opportunity to DJ at the Museum of Natural History and Pier 60 catering to over 1,000 faculty and students. He is also a touring DJ for Urban Guerilla Theater, which has toured in Baltimore, Maryland, Charlotte, Atlanta, and Georgia. John loves to travel and wants to be able to share his love of music with the world. John’s focus is to provide his guest with the ultimate DJ experience! John loves interacting with the crowd and keeping them on the dance floor.
Cannot say enough about Caroline. Her passion for music and creating the best experience for her clients is amazing. If you want someone to be as excited about your wedding as you are, you should hire Upbeat Occasions!
As a wedding photographer, I depend on the DJ to keep the party moving and make sure that guests are on the dance floor all night long. Caroline is great at doing just that. I always look forward to working with her because I know the wedding will be top notch with her behind the DJ booth. She is one of the most personable, professional and talented DJ out there, so if your looking for a DJ for your wedding or event, don't hesitate to book Upbeat Occasions. You'll be happy you did. Scott Rougia CAJ Photography
Caroline has made it easy to work with as a Wedding Planner with her planning and timelines for events. Her energy welcomes the guest and keeps them excited and engaged throughout the wedding. She customizes your event to make it unique and special to each couple, creating a different experience for every wedding she does. I would recommend her to all my couples not only looking for great music but a great wedding professional who is going to make your day memorable and interactive.