DJ Sean Elwood spent the past 15 years as a professional DJ in NYC and is now serving the greater Kansas City area. Sean works closely with every couple to craft their perfect playlist. Please contact Sean for more references and reviews.
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5 out of 5.0
Reviewed On 10/22/2021 by Tully M
While DJ Elwood kept the party alive wedding night, he was the consummate professional from the very beginning. DJ Elwood took the time to learn our tastes in music, walk through the venue beforehand, and collaborate with the other vendors on p...
ossible issues, all of which paid off because the wedding could not have been more smooth or more fun. Total win; highly recommend!
Reviewed On 4/03/2021 by Montana E
Sean was so amazing at our wedding! He would make sure we are on schedule with the timeline we have him from the ceremony to the end of the night at the reception. He played the best music and had our guests dancing all night long. Sean was ver...
y responsive to all my emails, and we are so glad we picked him! I highly recommend him for your wedding!!
Reviewed On 11/14/2020 by Christina M
DJ Elwood did a great job at our wedding! He kept the party going the entire night, and all of our guests were out on the dance floor until the end. He also kept us on schedule for the night, making sure we did everything on our timeline of eve...
nts on time (first dance, parent dances, cake cutting, speeches, etc.) That was a HUGE help having him there to guide us along! It is obvious that he has a lot of experience in the industry, and I would definitely recommend him to anyone who is looking for a wedding DJ!
Reviewed On 10/29/2020 by Emily H
I was on the dance floor the entire night. If that doesn’t tell you the kind of DJ Sean is! He was so easy to work with and made the night go so smooth and stress free! Being in the wedding industry I have worked with some not so great DJs and ...
for my own wedding I am SO glad that Sean was available!
Reviewed On 11/27/2019 by Ben C
Elwood did an outstanding job at our wedding! I consider myself a music guy, had some specific requests and Sean was nothing but the most accommodating and professional in our communications.
The execution of announcements, the playlist and hi...
s own personal taste in music to fill in between times was precisely what we wanted and seemingly flawless. He was punctual and respectful; we received many compliments from guests on the music and professionalism of the DJ.
Plus Sean is just incredibly nice and is an all around great guy from what I can see!
A pleasure to work with and we would highly recommend.
Reviewed On 10/13/2019 by Meg K
Sean was absolutely amazing. I heard from several guests that the playlist was the best they've heard at a wedding - he kept things mellow during dinner and then ramped things up for the party portion - a good mix that all of our guests, of all...
ages, enjoyed. He also did our ceremony music, and it was perfect. It was everything I had wanted, and made things truly special for me.
Reviewed On 9/08/2018 by Jessica M
It was such a great experience working with DJ Elwood. He worked with us to create the perfect playlist. Very professional, prompt, and knowledgeable. He was able to track down songs that we where thinking of but couldn’t remember the name of. ...
Great select of music with a wide variety of genre and style. He knows how to set the mood and quickly had a crowd on the dance floor-everyone had a good time!
Reviewed On 6/14/2017 by Katie K
DJ Elwood knows how to bring everyone to the dance floor. Sean was absolutely perfect for our wedding ceremony and reception. He had every song that I wanted for our non traditional wedding and executed it perfectly. Our reception was amazing...
and a lot of it was thanks to Sean. I don't recall a part of the night when the dace floor wasn't full of people dancing their butts off. He knows how to please a crowd and makes sure everyone has fun. Not only is he a talented DJ, he was super easy to work with and catered to all my requests. If you want a bumping dance floor for your wedding, then definitely get DJ Elwood for your big day!
Reviewed On 6/02/2017 by Anna I
Excellent job! DJ Elwood was very easy to work with and professional.
Since the wedding, I have not stopped receiving compliments on how great the DJ was. The music selection was perfect and changed as needed throughout the evening. People wer...
e dancing and having a great time! I highly recommend DJ Elwood. You will not regret it!
Reviewed On 10/30/2016 by Currie K
DJ Elwood did an awesome time and everyone had a blast!!! He was so easy to work with and really took the time to understand what we wanted! We would use him again if we ever needed a DJ!
Reviewed On 10/30/2016 by Kelly S
Read this before you hire DJ Elwood! - Sean was a complete pro from start to finish in our wedding process. We are big believers that the DJ can "make or break" the big day and he definitely made ours happen. From our first meeting he was so...
accommodating and wanting to know what it was that we wanted and needed from him. He sent us a starter playlist based upon the feedback we gave him and added items we requested. The night of our event he nailed the delicate balance of helping to orchestrate events (even a couple surprises) and keeping the party going. The only downside we had in hiring Sean was that the party had to end at some point and when it did the entire dance floor was still packed. Check this item off your list and get him reserved for you event.
Reviewed On 10/24/2016 by Jenny L
DJ Elwood far surpassed our expectations and was an awesome addition to our wedding day. From the beginning to the end he was professional and responsive. DJ Elwood made sure to run through the names of our wedding party with me before to make ...
sure he got everyone's name right. During the reception he helped to keep us on track and offered suggestions to help the night go smoothly. After the dance floor opened his music choices kept people out there until the very end. My husband and I were pretty hands off with the music and just asked DJ Elwood to handle the selections and I'm so glad we did because he definitely knows what he is doing. Hiring DJ Elwood was one of the best decisions we made. Thanks, Sean! You helped make our day great!
Reviewed On 10/22/2016 by Justin M
Honestly if we could give DJ Elwood 6 stars we would. Almost everyone at the wedding (and weeks after) commented on the how great the music was at the wedding. Once the speeches were over the and music started it literally didn't stop until...
they we had to kick everyone out. People commented to us that they'd never seen a dance floor fill up so fast and basically stay full all night long. We had a pretty diverse group of guests so that says a lot. We really wanted someone that could get a feel for our music tastes and trust to make it work and Sean couldn't have done a better job. He was very easy to work with, and very professional. Well worth the money and wouldn't hesitate to have him DJ another event.
Reviewed On 10/20/2016 by Jason S
Sean did a great job listening to us and understanding exactly what we wanted to hear and what we wanted the vibe of our wedding to be. My wife had a couple specific requests for the processional and recessional feel and he nailed it. We had a ...
multi-course meal and some dancing in between and he kept it all moving very nicely!
Reviewed On 9/23/2016 by Bridget R
My husband and I really loved Sean. When we met him, we instantly felt he was a good fit for us. He clearly understands how to meet the needs of a wide variety of clients, and assured us he could create the perfect playlist. He was very thoroug...
h in our first meeting getting to know as much as he could about our musical taste as well as getting a feel for what our guests might like. He took very detailed notes, especially considering we had not even decided to book him at this point. We didn't feel a need to interview anyone else and decided to book him a few days later. From there, he offered us a very large general playlist, which we were able to go through and select what songs we loved, hated, didn't care about, etc. We were also able to add additional music or write additional notes for him.
I was not sure what to expect from him on the day of, but he was fantastic. Almost ninja like in a way with his professional approach and calm demeanor, yet he was exactly where he needed to be when he needed to be there and made sure to find us at exactly the right moments to get confirmation from us regarding toasts, first dance songs, etc. He also made sure during the reception that we did not change our minds about anything in the last moment. For example, we cut out a mother/son dance and a bouquet toss and even though he knew this, he was still nice enough to check with us and make sure we didn't decide we wanted those things after all in the final moments. I have to reintegrate his professionalism. We did not want an in your face super loud, get the party pumpin' DJ. He was energetic when he needed to be and when it counted, but when it came to how he treated guests and how he approached us for questions, he was extremely professional and really easy-going. It was a great relief to have someone with his demeanor helping us on that night. Also, most importantly, people loved his music selections. I will be honest, when it came down to it, the whole day was a blur and I don't remember more than 5 songs that were played, because we were so distracted with everything else, but we had guest after guest compliment us on the music, which was more confirmation for us that we made a great decision in choosing Sean. Our guests consisted mainly of an older crown, so we mixed in a lot of our style which is pretty Alternative with some classic Oldies and then a mix of some Pop, Country, Jazz and Blues to have something for everyone and people thought it was absolutely great. I think the only 4 people who were less than impressed were my brother-in-law's step kids and boyfriend, ages 16-21 who were probably hoping for a steady list straight from a teen beats meets pop country CD (no offense to them). I also don't think they're very schooled on music in general, because the Oldies we were playing were badass, so too bad for them for having typical teen attitudes, but you can't win em' all I guess. I encourage you to give Sean a chance. At the very least, give him an interview. He is clearly passionate about music and gets to know his audience really well.
Reviewed On 8/29/2016 by Taylor S
Sean was beyond amazing. Everything you want in a DJ: Detail oriented, professional, thorough, listened to exactly what we wanted, thought of all the things we forgot to cover, kept everyone dancing all night. All my guests raved about how grea...
t the music was. Thanks again, Sean!
Reviewed On 8/25/2016 by Alyssa P
Sean is the best DJ in Kansas City! I left the DJ booking to my fiancé, who is a musician and artist. We still didn't have one until a few months out from the wedding, and I was getting concerned. But, I came home from work one day to a beam...
ing smile: he was positive he found the right person to DJ our very unique wedding. I knew from our first Skype chat (we live out of town) that Sean was perfect. We actually have a lot in common with him, and we met up with him when he DJ'd a set in Chicago about a month out from our wedding. Leading up to the wedding, I was so grateful that he was unfazed by our scatterbrains. (Sorry about that, Sean!) And, the music was perfect the day of the wedding. He made our blend of cultures/music styles come together into a cohesive mix that made sense. If you have the chance to book DJ Elwood, don't hesitate! He was fantastic and a pleasure to work with!
Reviewed On 6/01/2016 by Tyler R
DJ Elwood was incredible! I have been in several weddings and have attended more than I can count. It drives me nuts when a DJ is over the top cheesy and tries to steal the show. DJ Elwood was the perfect amount of visible. He made sure the ...
reception stayed on track and once the scheduled events were done he kept the party going. I do not remember a time where the dance floor was empty. People of all ages were out dancing. He did such a great job reading the crowd and playing the right music to keep everyone dancing! We only met with him twice in person and from those short meetings he was able to gather info on the type of music we like and how we wanted the reception to go. I sincerely would recommend him to anyone looking for a DJ. He was professional, experienced, and fun. I do not have a single complaint or any negative feedback to give. I couldn't have imagined our reception going any better and it was because of DJ Elwood's skills!
Reviewed On 6/01/2016 by Kenzie M
DJ Elwood is the best, hands down!! He took the time to get to know us and our taste in music. He was very thorough and organized, yet so easy going and fun. We told him we wanted our guests on the dance floor letting loose - Sean didn't disap...
point!! He kept everyone dancing and the party going. We continue to get compliments on our DJ and the music selection. Out of all our wedding vendors, Sean was by far our favorite to work with.
Reviewed On 12/22/2015 by Rachel F
From the first phone call with Sean I felt very comfortable with him, which is uncommon on initial contact via phone with a complete stranger. After chatting with him I could definitely tell he knew his trade and is passionate about it. My wi...
fe and I booked him well in advance. In between that year and change Sean would check in with us every few months to make sure we are working on a playlist and all that fun stuff. Sean was able to see our playlist via Spotify so we could share all the songs we had in mind for him to browse through and get an idea of genres we favored. When the big day came he was punctual, well dressed, and very professional whilst keeping the fun atmosphere going. Anything you need from him on your big day he will certainly do his best. For instance, if your mother/son song (picked by your mom) was a five minute song.....he would make it a tad shorter to keep things flowing :)!! We let him do his thing all night and loved every song that he played. It's the small details that go far with us and he nailed it!! He kept the floor moving all night until the quick and unfortunate ending of the reception. This wedding wouldn't have been as fun without the man!! Do yourself a favor and book this guy if he is available.
Reviewed On 11/16/2015 by Leanna E
We used DJ Elwood for our wedding DJ and could not have been happier with the outcome! Sean was incredibly easy to work with and beyond flexible with our requests. The music selection had people dancing all night long and the party never appe...
ared to stop. Above all else, his demeanor, professionalism, and ability to spin turned our reception into an unforgettable evening! I would recommend him to anyone that I know without question! Thanks Sean!
Reviewed On 11/14/2015 by Bobbi B
DJ Elwood was AWESOME! He played a great mix of music and kept the dance party going. There wasn't ever a dull moment or break in dancing during our 6.5 hour reception. He played any music that we requested, and he did a great job at reading...
the crowd and knew how to keep the party going. We had over 300 guests at our reception, and I think everyone there was on the dance floor, and still today are raving about our reception. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Sean was great to work with, nice, and laid back. I'm so glad we found him and used him for our wedding reception. I would HIGHLY recommend him for any event you are looking to have and want the dance party to ROCK.
Reviewed On 10/26/2015 by Knottie1445878409
Sean did an incredible job for our wedding. The entire party was on the dance floor all night, and he was super easy to work with. I highly recommend working with him.
Reviewed On 10/25/2015 by BLS2015
Sean did an amazing job on so many levels. He did a fantastic job of filtering our song requests and feedback on his base song list (not to be downplayed, about 500 songs) to make the atmosphere of the ceremony & reception what we wanted. A few...
- We wanted the post-dinner reception to be lively, fun, and lots of dancing. Sean kept the dance floor going until it was time to shut down the venue. It was so much fun we wished we could have had a few more hours of only dancing. Based on the song list he asked us to review (& provide feedback on in terms of do not play, must play, etc.) I'm confident he could do this for any couple's music preferences.
- We'd gone to weddings where you couldn't hear 90% of the ceremony and were concerned about acoustics. Sean made sure everything was set up properly for the somewhat challenging space and everyone could hear the ceremony, even at the back. This was even after a venue change the day of the wedding.
- Sean did a great job cuing & managing the typical reception events of announcing the couple, dances, etc. He worked with our coordinator to make sure everything flowed seamlessly.
- Two weeks or so before the wedding, we had a call to walk through the timeline of the day, including our specific song selections for each part of the ceremony, reception, dances, etc. I'm sure that at our first meeting he told us this would happen, but I had forgotten, and it was a huge relief to go through and know the music was set and someone else was handling it minute by minute.
- Sean did a great job of interpreting our tastes and providing appropriate background music for the time before the ceremony as guests are arriving, the cocktail hour, dinner, etc. I'm very appreciative of this because he had asked for feedback on music for these times and it was one of those things that fell through the cracks on planning. We asked to him to play what he thought was best based on our other song selections, and we are happy we simply left it to him.
- His demeanor and attitude made him incredibly easy to work with and had a calming effect in a stressful time. He was always quickly accessible by email for comments or suggestions (our preferred method given busy work schedules).
- We learned a few days before the wedding that the best man would not be able to make it to the wedding due to illness. Sean executed everything necessary for the recorded speech to be played seamlessly at the reception between the maid of honor & father of the bride's speeches.
- Lastly, because weddings can be so expensive, I feel the need to note that in terms of cost, DJ Elwood's wedding pricing is a hell of a deal for the quality of service provided.
I hope it is obvious by now that we highly, highly recommend DJ Elwood for a wedding. A friend who attended our wedding has already booked him for hers based on her experience at our wedding & our personal review of working with him.
Reviewed On 10/25/2015 by Linnea J
We worked with DJ Elwood for our reception and ceremony he was truly delightful to work with. From our very first meeting he was prepared and asked all the right questions. We met again a week prior to the wedding to finalize details for the ...
ceremony and reception and again were truly impressed by his professional approach to working with us. DJ Elwood arrived early and helped our officiant get mic'd up, provided a microphone for our reader, as well as set up for the reception. He was very receptive to our list of suggested music but made some great selections we hadn't thought of based on the list we provided. He was flexible throughout the evening as our timing for certain activities changed and was a very calming presence throughout the reception. Our reception was more formal and his style (emcee approach, music selections) matched exactly what we were going for. Overall we have absolutely no reservations about recommending DJ Elwood and we'd absolutely use him again for other events.
Reviewed On 10/21/2015 by Jennifer N
From the very beginning Sean (DJ Elwood) made us feel confident that we would have a great time dancing to great music at our reception. Sean definitely delivered and we couldn't have been happier! Sometime it is the little things that matter t...
he most and Sean made sure we didn't have to worry about any details, he took care of all of the logistics and worked with the venue to make sure everything went off without a hitch. A big thank you to Sean and I certainly recommend him to anyone looking for a DJ!!
Reviewed On 10/16/2015 by Knottie42543583
Sean was hands down one of the best parts of our wedding! We gave him some guidance on both some specific songs but also larger genre for ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception and he hit it out of the park! We had so many compliments from gu...
ests on the music - and the dance floor was filled all night with guests, both young and old(er). He was also super responsive to any questions and very easy to work with. We can't recommend him enough!
Reviewed On 10/08/2015 by Devon M
The BEST! Sean attended venue meetings with me as well as stayed in contact with us through email and phone throughout the whole process. He made our reception - hands down. He played everything we wanted and threw in some great surprises. HIGH...
Reviewed On 10/07/2015 by Erin G
I can't say enough about DJ Elwood. He took the time to meet with us and get to know us better and our music preferences. Sean was always quick to respond to our emails and questions. 5 months later, we still have people telling us how great...
they thought our DJ was. He kept the crowd dancing and the party going and his timing of songs was perfect. You can't go wrong by hiring DJ Sean Elwood!
Reviewed On 10/05/2015 by Knottie1428940285
DJ Elwood was fantastic to work with during our wedding planning. He met with us, made suggestions, took our suggestions, and incorporated it all into a great ensemble of music for our wedding. Thanks for everything!
Reviewed On 10/05/2015 by Jenn R
Sean is such a nice guy! He was highly recommended by a friend who is a wedding planner and he did not disappoint. He provided an extensive list of songs for us to "vote" on and tailored our playlist based on our tastes. We pretty much left it ...
all up to him since he's the expert and the dance party didn't stop until it was time to close down :)
Reviewed On 10/05/2015 by Annie C
Sean was so great. I wasn't the most detail-oriented bride, and he had never done a wedding at our venue before (Hawthorne House)- so he did his research and went out to the venue two weeks before to meet the staff etc. He followed our song r...
equests and improvised as the flow of the party needed. It was clear he knew what he was doing! Everyone danced the night away and commented how much fun they had at our wedding. Sean is largely to thank for that! I highly recommend him!
Reviewed On 10/05/2015 by Knottie1444072369
DJ Elwood was awesome. He was able to feel out our style and played songs that we loved (even ones we hadn't requested). He kept the dance floor going the entire night and served as an MC in a seamless way. I would strongly recommend him as ...
Reviewed On 6/23/2015 by Lauren W
Short: Wonderful. If he is open, book him. Everything was perfect.
Long: Sean was absolutely amazing. He was very professional meeting with us before hand to get to know us. Later he came to the site and spent some more time getting to kno...
w us. He used a google account so we could select songs we wanted played. He nailed the whole night.
Our cocktail hour was very classy. The grand entrance was perfect and even played the right section of the song we wanted to walk into. The stage was set for dinner by Sean's great mix of big band/ Sinatra music. When It came time for dancing Sean had that covered too. We even changed things up on him last minute and he rolled with it. I couldn't recommend him enough.
-Alex and Lauren Keith
Reviewed On 6/09/2015 by Jacy K
We used DJ Elwood for our wedding reception. He was so easy to work with from the beginning. He was always quick to respond and wanted to make sure we had the music that we wanted for our reception. Once the party got started the dance floor wa...
s hopping most of the night. He did a great job of playing a variety of music that everyone enjoyed. We highly recommend him for any type of event!
Reviewed On 10/28/2014 by Jessica T
We are so glad that we chose Elwood as our wedding DJ! We spoke with 3 other companies beforehand, and none were as easy to work with and seemed to have the passion that Elwood does for music! He did a GREAT job of playing all types of music th...
roughout the night to keep everyone on the dance floor (grandparents all the way down to our crazy friends) and he kept the flow of the night moving beautifully. No one wanted to leave at the end!
Best investment of the night, hands down!
Reviewed On 10/12/2014 by Laura L
When planning our wedding, my husband and I decided music and dancing was something that was important on our list. We searched and found DJ Elwood on theknot.com and wedding wire. We could not be happier with his service. Sean listened to ever...
y thing we wanted. Sean played every thing we asked for and more! Our wedding was a great party! The guests commented on how awesome the dancing and the music was. We danced up until the very last song. We would book Sean again and again! If you're looking for an awesome dance floor and a great party, Sean is the DJ you need!
Reviewed On 9/22/2014 by Kelly H
Sean was wonderful! Not only was he professional and considerate, his laid back demeanor was a much appreciated calming energy during our meetings. Sean did not just play music, he created an experience for us and our guests. The way he seamles...
sly tied songs together kept the dance floor full all night. Thanks for the fabulous memories, Sean!
Reviewed On 9/20/2014 by gerstg
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!
Reviewed On 9/16/2014 by Nathan R
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 ev...
en 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.
Reviewed On 9/15/2014 by jtdavis0813
DJ Sean Elwood was excellent to work with, his ability to listen and get to know us allowed Sean to deliver a fantastic evening!
Music being one of the main pillars for a kick ass party, we felt it was extremely important to hire a qualifie...
d DJ not just an “iPod” player. DJ Elwood’s ability to feel the crowd’s energy, beat match and transition into songs seamlessly, helped provide quite the dance party. He even busted out a quick Talking Heads set which created a mini CBGB here in KC, again this reflects his attentiveness and ability to get to know his clients!
We would certainly recommend Sean to all our friends and family, we will be working with him again on our next soiree!!
Again Sean, thanks for the awesome night!!!
Justin & Kelly
Reviewed On 7/18/2014 by a member
I really cannot say enough about Sean- our experience with him, from start to finish was absolutely perfect. I cannot stress how absolutely wonderful our experience was.
He took special care to include songs that were important to us, includin...
g finding my random indie rock requests and college favorites- literally kept the dance party going until our reception ended at 1AM when we had to drag people off of the dance floor. He included some amazing personalized touches that really meant so much to me and my guy.
It's hard to find a DJ that is cool, you know? Sean has a great mix of being commanding, without being too-much. It's the worst to go to a wedding where the DJ is cheesy or spends too much time on the mic or is just obnoxious. And it literally happens all. the. time. Sean SEAMLESSLY helps your reception move and keeps the energy level high w/o being at all obtrusive to the process. He is great w/ follow-up, super easy to get in touch with and incredibly flexible- he worked with my dad and uncles on the sound that they used to perform bluegrass at the reception between his sets and was just so cool about it. It's really great to have the memories of our reception set to such a great soundtrack- cannot, cannot, cannot recommend him enough.
Reviewed On 6/17/2014 by Lizzy N
We had such a great experience with DJ Elwood for our wedding! We booked him almost a year in advance, and he was always very responsive and professional throughout the entire process. The reception went without any mishaps thanks to Sean's att...
entiveness and direction throughout the night. We highly recommend him as a wedding DJ! Everyone was on the dance floor the entire night!
Reviewed On 6/10/2014 by Jordyn S
After having him DJ our wedding in May, we highly recommend DJ Sean Elwood!
Pre-wedding, he was professional, organized, engaged and very responsive. Definitely NOT your typical cheesy wedding DJ! Sean asked all the right questions to make ...
sure the night went smoothly – and smoothly it went! We had an outdoor ceremony with a musician and an indoor reception and both of his set-ups were great.
Sean played all the songs we had on our ‘must have’ list throughout the night.
Lastly, our guests were out on the dance floor dancing from the time dinner was over until the very end of the night! Such a fun, memorable, perfect night and a lot in thanks to the music + Sean!
Highly recommend – one of our favorite vendors!
Reviewed On 3/18/2014 by Ashley P
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 mu...
sic 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!
Reviewed On 12/23/2013 by Lindsay B
My wife and I had very very high standards for our DJ. Our friends and family love to dance and we didn't want to let them down on our big day. With that in mind, I can say without hesitation that DJ Elwood far exceeded expectations and kept ou...
r crowd happily dancing for hours and hours! We have yet to speak with friends and family who haven't raved about how good our deejay was.
Sean (DJ Elwood) was very helpful and accommodating to us from the first moment we contacted him. He promptly answered our emails and worked with us to develop a playlist that suited our taste in music. He is meticulous and detail oriented, but he has a laid-back demeanor and isn't the type of deejay who wants to 'steal the show' (there are way too many of those types!).
You will enjoy working with Sean; his prices are reasonable, and he works very hard to make sure the reception runs smoothly and is a lot of fun for everyone. I am confident that he will use his knowledge and experience to make your day as special as he made ours. We give Sean the highest possible recommendation!
Reviewed On 10/14/2013 by Andee M
My husband and I were prepared to be very selective for our wedding reception DJ. We are an interracial couple so were trying to provide music that both sides of the family would be able to groove to. Once we met DJ Elwood, we knew we were in g...
ood hands. Throughout the process he was prepared, communicative, and receptive to our input. We could tell he wanted us to give us the best party ever - the same thing we wanted! We knew we'd picked the best guy in town when he took the time to find us on spotify, look through our favorite music, and add some songs to his list based on that. We were so impressed. HIGHLY RECOMMEND.
Reviewed On 9/30/2013 by Amy F
DJ Elwood was so responsive to all my emails and questions. I felt completely comfortable the day of our wedding knowing the reception was in good hands. We received so much good feedback from our guests about DJ Elwood. I only gave him minim...
al direction and he knew exactly what to play. People danced all night long! I'm so glad we chose DJ Elwood for our reception. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a professional and fun DJ!
Reviewed On 9/24/2013 by Jessica S
Sean did a great job with our wedding. He listened to us about the type of music we wanted played at our wedding. He had a huge selection of music and was willing to buy music we wanted but he didn't have. There was a few hiccups, but he worked...
through it well. It was an amazing night and I wouldn't have picked anyone else to DJ our wedding.
Reviewed On 9/15/2013 by Ancy M
Due to unfortunate circumstances, our originally planned DJ could not make it. Last minute scrambling led us to DJ Sean Elwood and we could not have been happier. During our first meeting that we felt very comfortable right away. He was very ...
professional from the start and had his information form pulled up on his Macbook and gathered all the necessary information. Sean was readily available from the time we met and was always quick to return emails, texts, and phone calls. We met again 1 week prior to the wedding to give him certain songs we wanted played and true to his word he played everything we wanted. Our reception was at the Kaufmann Performing Arts Center downtown and Sean was great there. We had some Indian cultural parts to the reception and Sean adapted very well to them. Everyone had an awesome time and the dance floor was always full of people having a blast. Could not have had a better DJ. Thank you Sean Elwood!
Reviewed On 8/30/2013 by Katie H
We could not have been happier with Sean as our DJ! He really listened to what we wanted and his style really matched our vision. He ran everything exactly as we had discussed and didn't do anything the way we wouldn't have wanted it - no gimmi...
cks, cheesy announcing, or making people do embarrassing things. He played the perfect songs at just the right times to keep everyone up and dancing. One of my bridesmaids literally looked at me and said, "I can't stop dancing!" and our reception was so much FUN! Sean seamlessly transitioned from one "gotta dance to this" song to the next so people didn't want to take a break from the dance floor! I would recommend him 100% if you're looking for a fun, relaxed DJ, and a reception that is organized, stays on schedule, keeps everybody having a great time, gets everyone on the dance floor, has awesome music, and is totally un-cheesy.
Reviewed On 8/12/2013 by Lydia P
From the first day I contacted DJ Elwood, he was prompt in responding to all of my questions and was extremely accommodating to our requests for changes leading up to our big day. Sean did our music for the whole evening - ceremony, dinner, and...
dancing - and we could not have been happier. He played exactly the songs we wanted, and had great recommendations for building our playlist. People of all ages at our wedding have been telling me how great the music was, and how much they enjoyed the vibe of the night, which I credit to Sean. There were smooth transitions between songs, our parents and friends got to request what they liked, and the dance floor was always packed. I highly recommend DJ Elwood - he was one of our favorite vendors!
Reviewed On 7/31/2013 by Jane G
Sean did the most fantastic job DJ'ing our wedding! We had a 1920s theme and wanted the music to reflect that. He totally embraced the theme, and helped us put together a fun, upbeat playlist that fit our wedding beautifully. So many of our gue...
sts commented on how great the music was! In addition to being great at DJ'ing, he is completely professional. Sean was always on time and responded immediately to communication. Highly recommended...we are lucky to have such a great DJ in KC!
Reviewed On 7/31/2013 by mhermstedt
Sean was incredibly easy to work with. We were a bit demanding and requested only music from the 1920's, our wedding theme. He did a fabulous job of finding and putting together songs that worked for us and our guests. He not only dressed in th...
eme but added some flair by putting LPs on his turntables that were themed to our wedding.
I can assure you that if you hire Sean, you will not be disappointed.
Matt in KC - groom
Reviewed On 7/24/2013 by Laurie G
DJ Elwood performed at our wedding for 6 hours. He had the crowd dancing the entire night by playing a wide variety of music to delight all generations. Besides his excellent skills as a DJ, he was wonderful to work with. He was both profession...
al and kind in all of our interactions. We highly recommend him for you event.
Reviewed On 7/23/2013 by Marybeth M
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 ma...
tter 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!
Reviewed On 6/10/2013 by Sarah B
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 hel...
pful 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!
Reviewed On 5/14/2013 by Larissa h
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 ...
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).
Reviewed On 4/29/2013 by Emily G
Sean did an awesome job for our wedding a couple weeks agaian. 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 look...
ing 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.
Reviewed On 11/12/2012 by Jenn T
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 ab...
out 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)
Reviewed On 11/06/2012 by Aubree D
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.
Several times during the reception, friends came up ...
to me to say "this guy is awesome" or "where did you find this dude". He was that good.
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 awesome. 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!
Reviewed On 11/06/2012 by Kelly G
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 who...
le 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!
Reviewed On 11/06/2012 by Katie H
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!
Reviewed On 10/09/2012 by Mary Beth M
He did our ceremony music as well as the music during the dinner and reception. He was wonderful. The music he chose was exactly what we liked and he did an amazing job.
Reviewed On 10/03/2012 by Kasey F
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!
Reviewed On 8/02/2012 by Michelle G
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!
Reviewed On 7/12/2012 by Karina L
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!