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Lois T. · Getting married on 05/11/2021
Great experience with DJ Ben
DJ Ben was extremely professional and easy to work with. He followed through on our vision for the flow and music choices for our event. He delivered on all his promises, showed up early to set up, played great music and was very pleasant to all our guests.Sent on 12/07/2019
We were happy to see all our guests dancing and having a great time along with my fiance and myself. We would definitely hire
DJ Ben again. We highly recommend DJ Ben!
DJ Ben Boylan's reply:Thank you so much Lois! Alex and Nectario's engagement party was so fun. I can't wait for the wedding!!
Vinny T. · Married on 04/09/2021
Ben was excellent
Strongly recommend working with Ben; he listens when you speak and takes everything you have on your mind into consideration.Sent on 11/09/2019
An experienced veteran, he was extremely helpful in setting our expectations and then exceeding them. Most importantly, he played all of the music we requested that he play (everything from 50s classics, to country, to house music) and our party didn't miss a beat as a result.
DJ Ben Boylan's reply:Thank you Vinny! Your and Nicole's wedding was so fun. Everyone had a great time - including me. Happy times ahead! - Ben
Zack W. · Married on 02/05/2021
DJ Ben was fantastic from start to finish
DJ Ben was a pleasure to work with from start to finish. He was a great listener and very attentive to our wishes for our wedding reception. In the weeks leading up to our wedding, Ben sat down with us (this was pre-COVID) and we talked about what we wanted from our wedding DJ. He tailored his approach and music to give us the wedding we wanted, not just the wedding he wanted to put on (though he definitely looked like he had fun that night!)Sent on 04/06/2021
Everything he highlights about his professionalism is 100% true – no cheesy announcements, no cliché songs except the ones we specifically asked for, and he only allowed crowd requests when we said we were okay with it. He was down to party for as long as our crowd was. Ben was totally transparent (and reasonable!) on pricing and very clear on what we could expect from him on our wedding day. And then he delivered exactly what he promised. And on top of all of that, he was just so warm and inviting and pleasant to work with. I will recommend him to anybody I know who is even remotely talking about getting engaged. DJ Ben is the man!
Blake A. · Married on 06/09/2020
DJ Ben truly helped make our wedding special.
We can't thank DJ Ben enough for helping make our wedding so fun! It was truly the best party ever!Sent on 10/16/2020
Ben was extremely responsive, flexible, and easy to work with. We really valued his input throughout the planning process as he helped us navigate through song selection and timing. He seamlessly integrated all of our music requests, which ranged from the Stones to Biggie, and had everyone dancing the whole night.
We couldn’t recommend DJ Ben enough and would 100% ask him to DJ another party.
Brian A. · Married on 11/11/2019
Ben was great the entire process. He helped us select and create a playlist for our Amazing day. He arrived on time, proper equipment and created a smooth flow. Also we had several Brazilian guests who spoke Portuguese and Ben gave the announcements in both English and Portuguese which was great. We did not want any guests feeling left out or unaware of what was happening and this was a nice touch.Sent on 12/05/2019
DJ Ben Boylan's reply:Obrigado Brian e Cintia! O casamentao foi belleza. Adorei!
Maria S. · Married on 10/26/2019
DJ Ben is amazing!
DJ Ben was amazing to work with - from our initial conversation through the day of. He really wants to know what the couple likes and get a sense of the guest list so he can keep everyone happy. His music worksheet was fun to fill out and worked to ensure that we only heard great music all night long. Ben is excellent at reading the room, and kept everyone dancing all night long. I cannot recommend Ben enough.Sent on 11/12/2019
DJ Ben Boylan's reply:Dear Maria, Your and Eddie's wedding was amazing. I loved playing a lot of salsa music and watching you guys tear up the floor. Best of luck! Ben
Melanie · Married on 10/13/2019
The perfect wedding dj!
Ben is an absolute professional and wonderful DJ! He knew the exact vibe we were looking for, and kept the dancefloor packed all night. Also, his photobooth was a huge hit - we have thousands of great candid photos from the big night. Everything was well taken care of, and he's a wonderful communicator. We had the best night ever!Sent on 12/02/2019
DJ Ben Boylan's reply:Thank you so much Mel! I loved DJing for you and Don at your wedding and afterparty. And your guests really loved the photobooth. It was so, so fun. Best of luck and mazeltov!
S Auyeung · Married on 08/03/2019
A Fantastic Time
Ben was our wedding DJ and I can say that everything about our experience with Ben was incredible! From the time we started discussing the playlist up to the wedding itself, Ben was receptive to our ideas and creative. Together we curated a great event that got our older guests dancing - which was not an easy feat. Would highly recommend Ben for any of your events. He knows how to get people dancing!Sent on 08/11/2019
DJ Ben Boylan's reply:Dear Sabena, thank you so much for your review. I had a great time with you and Craig. Your family and friends were nice and it was an awesome party. Best of luck! - Ben
Ricardo R. · Married on 07/20/2019
Dance Party for the ages at Celestine
Ben was fantastic. During the planning phase he was very responsive and really helped us put together a great itinerary and schedule. The wedding itself was spectacular. He knew how to keep the party going and was instrumental in making it an unforgettable evening.Sent on 08/11/2019
DJ Ben Boylan's reply:Ricardo, thanks so much for your review. DJing for you and Thao was really fun. Getting to know your family and friends was a bonus. Thanks so much and best of luck! - Ben
Michael K. · Married on 07/09/2019
Thoughtful DJ & An Epic Dance Party
Would 100% recommend Ben for any event you're planning! We hired him for our Brooklyn wedding after reading a bunch of glowing reviews. He even made the trip down to our neighborhood so we could meet in person before deciding to work together. Ben really took our input to heart about the type mood we were trying to strike at both our dinner reception and dance party. I'm a huge audiophile and lover of music, so he encouraged us to fill out a really thoughtful questionnaire to help him craft the perfect party. He also hopped on the phone with us to fully discuss our answers and make sure we were on the same page going into the day.Sent on 10/05/2019
One of my favorite things was the dance party portion of the night! We told him that we wanted to keep the mood upbeat and super danceable. Ben did not disappoint. We're a month out from the wedding and friends are still telling us it was one of the most fun weddings they've ever been to! Just a sweaty, dancy, high-energy party that even had the waitstaff getting onto the floor! I'm not the type to say, "Dude, it was an epic night!." But dude... it was an epic night!
Celie E. · Married on 06/14/2019
Ben is fantastic!
We loved working with Ben for our wedding back in June. He was both professional and fun. We had live music during our ceremony and Ben was very helpful through the entire process. He made us feel great about our music choices and our guests were dancing all night! They loved the music! We couldn't be more pleased. Working with Ben was wonderful and we highly recommend hiring him for your next event!Sent on 08/25/2019
Kimberly · Married on 06/02/2019
Best Wedding DJ!
We were so happy that we hired DJ Ben Boylan for our wedding this August at Arnold House! Before hiring him, we asked him to create a 30 minute set - something that many other DJs wouldn't do - based on some song examples and a vague description my fiance gave him. HE KILLED IT! He goes above and beyond, even meeting with us near our apt in BK before the wedding to go through the schedule and our playlist for the night. He kept everyone dancing all night, and he was the ultimate professional - what more could you ask for a wedding DJ?! Hire this guy!Sent on 09/16/2019
DJ Ben Boylan's reply:Dear Kim, thank you for your incredible review. I loved DJing for you and Tom. It was an epic wedding that ended in fireworks. Best of luck to you! Ben
Kelsey · Married on 06/01/2019
Had so much fun!!
We loved working with Ben and had so much fun dancing for four hours straight! Our guests are raving about the music and the dance floor was still excellent during our last song- I've never had so much fun! Ben's communication before the event was excellent, and I was confident our party would be a great one in his hands. Highly recommend!Sent on 06/04/2019
DJ Ben Boylan's reply:Hi Kelsey, thanks so much for your review. I loved DJing for you and Matt. You guys had a marathon dance set that impressed all the vendors! Best of luck - Ben
Robby T. · Married on 05/10/2019
Ben was everything we wanted and nothing we didn't.Sent on 05/25/2019
We had a May wedding at Brooklyn Winery with 95 people.
We scheduled 3 calls leading up to the wedding to discuss specifics and to express the "feel" of the wedding. Ben always made himself available via phone/email. He offered a structured worksheet beforehand that we gave some specific songs and asked him to improvize and feel out the rest -- we wanted some of our dancefloor and cocktail hour music to be a surprise to us, but to create a certain feel -- he accomplished this wonderfully! On specific songs (for bride walk-down song, recessional, first dance, etc), he was able to cut/blend tracks to hit all the timing we wanted on the ceremony -- (ie. "Ben, this seems too long in the chorus, could you chop 10 seconds?" = we'd often have a sample track in our email inboxes the next day)
Ben also seamlessly coordinated with our officiant, wedding coordinator, photographer, and the rest of the team without us having to overmanage it -- huge upside.
Ben was low-profile on Wedding Day, but always timed the music perfectly. He was creative with the space's AV constraints and acoustics, and he hit the volume just right for our different guests (grandma vs millenials). Competitive NYC price and was well worth it!
DJ Ben Boylan's reply:Hey Robby, I know we already spoke over email, but I wanted to reply here as well. Thank you for this amazing review. I'm glad you and Nancy were so happy! It was a great wedding. Keep in touch and best of luck to you and Nancy! - Ben
Natasha · Married on 05/04/2019
Best NYC wedding DJ ever!
Ben was everything we asked for and more. Ever since we submitted our first inquiry to him, we knew Ben would be our guy. He was responsive, professional, and most importantly his style was so in line with what we had envisioned for our wedding. We knew we didn't want anyone over the top, making cheesy wedding announcements, especially at a more traditional venue like ours. Ben let the timeline of events unfold naturally and said only what was needed to be said, which speaks to his minimalist style. For music genres, we asked for crowd pleasers and songs from the decades that would appeal to all ages, progressing to contemporary top 40 hits. The dance floor was PACKED from start to finish. Thank you so much, Ben, for being an integral part of our day. People are still raving about the music and how much fun the night was!Sent on 05/06/2019
DJ Ben Boylan's reply:Dear Natasha, thanks for this amazing (!) review!! I loved DJing for you and Mike. It was really a special event. Best of luck, Ben
Marc B. · Married on 04/10/2019
Helped us throw an epic party
We were trying to keep our planning simple, so we hired Ben to do all of our music, from ceremony through the reception/dinner, and dancing. Ben was really easy to work with, he helped us think through a lot of possible places we might want music that we hadn't even thought of (pre-ceremony, etc.) and also helped us figure out the sound for our ceremony, including officiant and readers. Where we gave him direct instructions he followed them exactly, and where we just gave him an idea of what we wanted, he took our suggestions and ran with it, with none of the cheesy cliches you hear about with wedding DJs.Sent on 10/27/2019
One of our nagging doubts going into the wedding was whether many people would actually dance -- Ben put together such a great mix for the dance floor that people I never expected to see dance were out there for most of the evening. Some of our guests told us our wedding was one of their Top 5 dancing weddings they've attended. It was a truly epic party and Ben made sure we had an epic soundtrack to go with it.
DJ Ben Boylan's reply:Hey Marc and Whitney, thanks for your great review! Your wedding was so nice. Seeing you walk down that giant staircase behind a light fixture made of 100 tiny lights was something I won't forget. Best of luck! Ben
Tiffany · Married on 01/19/2019
Ben was an amazing wedding DJ -- he exceeded our expectations for music and created a great atmosphere for our wedding. Everyone had a wonderful time and he blended our music styles perfectly, nailing our specific tastes while also incorporating a variety of music that appealed to all of our guests.Sent on 02/06/2019
He was very professional and fun with the introductions, seamlessly kept the night on schedule from cocktail hour to the final dance and played music that kept our guests on the dance floor all night. He even surprised us by recording the best man and maid of honor speeches and shared a playlist of the night after the event. A great touch that will help us remember our big day since we opted not to hire a videographer.
Even before the night of the wedding we knew we’d made a great choice. In our initial meeting we went over our favorite styles of music and shared how we were looking for a DJ that wasn’t over the top. The way Ben talked about music and his DJ style made it clear he was exactly what we were looking for.
Throughout the entire process, Ben was a true professional. He was super organized and proactive in setting up final meetings to review music and the schedule and always had a positive attitude. We even had a few last-minute requests/changes that Ben welcomed without hesitation.
Would absolutely recommend Ben to anyone looking for a professional DJ who’s all about creating a memorable event with great music.
DJ Ben Boylan's reply:Dear Tiffany, thank you so much for this amazing review. I loved DJing for you and Mark. It was an incredible wedding and I wish you two nothing but the best! - Ben
Christine D. · Married on 12/19/2018
The Best DJ!
Ben was outstanding from day one. He was so responsive across all communications, and took time to understand our style and our audience. At the wedding, he timed everything perfectly throughout the night and played hit after hit to keep the dance floor packed. I remember one of our guests turning to me and screaming “this is the best DJ ever!” Ben also recorded our entire ceremony, speeches, and playlist, which means I can relive the evening over and over! I highly recommend Ben for his professionalism and music knowledge.Sent on 01/02/2020
Mallory · Married on 10/20/2018
Made our Day!
Ben played two key roles. First, in the weeks leading up to our wedding, he was the ultimate calming force. His professionalism, chilled demeanor, and organization helped to settle an otherwise nervous/chaotic couple. During the wedding, however, he played the opposite role - keeping the crowd on the dance floor, pumped up and generally rambunctious through the night. The music absolutely MADE the night. The icing on the Ben cake was that he (without being asked) recorded all of the speeches during dinner. The groom's father had been in the bathroom during the groom's speech, which included a fairly emotional thank you to his parents. We were so bummed when we learned he didn't hear it...then out of the blue, Ben sent through the crystal clear recording. It brought all of us to tears.Sent on 12/26/2018
Ben. Was. Awesome. Best service, nicest dude, lit-est dancefloor.
DJ Ben Boylan's reply:Dear Mallory, Wow! What an amazing review. I loved every minute of you and Alexander's wedding. I'm pleasantly surprised the recording came in handy like that. I just started recording all receptions this year. Well, thanks so much and best of luck to you!
Gabriella R. · Married on 10/14/2018
Reliable Fun Professional DJ!
Ben is organized, thoughtful, a team player, excellent coordinator and most of all, an excellent DJ!Sent on 10/19/2018
DJ Ben Boylan's reply:Dear Gabbie, thank you for your review. I had a great time at you and Alan's wedding but I was only part of the night. You had so many amazing bands and traditions that made the night special. I'm glad I could be a part of it. Best of luck to and Alan! - Ben
John H. · Married on 10/13/2018
Excellent DJ, 10/10
If you are a music lover, Ben is the perfect DJ for you. He DJ'd my wife's and my wedding and had all our guests dancing from start to finish. He is always on top of things and keeps everything flowing without being obtrusive; he says only what needs to be said and otherwise lets the music do the rest. Before our wedding, Ben was communicative, personable, and responsive. And he proved very flexible during the wedding, as we had a couple of mid-course corrections which he was more than glad to accommodate. In short, Ben is everything you could ask for from a DJ.Sent on 10/31/2018
DJ Ben Boylan's reply:Dear John, thank you so much for your kind review. I had such a fun time in White Plains with you and Rebecca. From the ceremony out back, to the cocktail hour, to the reception. Both of your families were so nice and loved to dance. Best of luck! - Ben
Eileen · Married on 10/07/2018
We loved having Ben DJ for our wedding in Brooklyn! He had the whole room on the dance floor by the first song and did such a great job keeping the mood fun and exciting! He played a wide range of music that kept everyone engaged and having a great time. Couldn't recommend him more!Sent on 01/06/2019
DJ Ben Boylan's reply:Dear Eileen, Thank you for your nice review. I loved DJing for you and Michael. Your taste in music was great and it was really fun. Best of luck! Ben
Justin R. · Married on 10/06/2018
Amazing music throughout the night
Ben was amazing, he really took the time to understand what kind of music we like, and what we wanted the vibe of each part of the evening to be, and executed it perfectly.Sent on 01/30/2019
DJ Ben Boylan's reply:Dear Justin, thank you for your nice review. I had a great time DJing for you and Marisa. Best of luck! - Ben
Aly · Married on 09/29/2018
Best DJ ever!
Ben was an excellent DJ for our NYC fall wedding. He was professional, organized, flexible, and really listed to what my husband and I were envisioning for our night. Ben met with us for an initial meet and greet to learn more about our wedding, what we were looking for, and walk us through the process. Closer to the wedding date we met again in person just to go over everything one final time. The location of our wedding ceremony changed 1 month before our wedding date, we informed Ben and he was extremely flexible - he contacted the new venue immediately to make sure he would have everything he needed for that day. We also had a different reception location from our ceremony and Ben was ready to go at both locations, traveling between the two and prepared for either an indoor or outdoor wedding pending weather.Sent on 11/28/2018
Ben is truly passionate about what he does and that positive energy comes across throughout the entire event. Not only is he lovely to work with, he also has fantastic taste in music and lets you be involved as you'd like to be in selecting the songs or just picking a general genre. Ben helped make our wedding the most special, unique and memorable day!
DJ Ben Boylan's reply:Dear Aly,
Dylan M. · Married on 09/29/2018
Benny was a 10/10 in every category. My wife and I were referred through a friend to DJ for our wedding and could not have been happier. He was flexible to our needs, provided guidance and was genuinely helpful the day of the event, even as plans did not go exactly as planned on our end. He was an absolute pleasure to work with and we were so happy to get to share our special day with him. Highly recommend.Sent on 11/29/2018
DJ Ben Boylan's reply:Dear Dylan,