About this Vendor
We believe in totally personalizing your planning experience and special day. Our goal is to be there for you every step of the way - listening to what’s important to you, planning your celebration collaboratively, sharing our experience, and really getting to know you both as individuals and as a couple so we can have a sophisticated understanding of exactly the type of party you want. We always adapt to new trends and services so that we can incorporate all of your unique ideas to seamlessly balance creativity and elegance Check out our videos at www.vimeo.com/emgweddings
$$$ – Moderate
Classical, Dance, Disco, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Klezmer, Latin, Pop, R&B
Ceremony, Reception, Wedding
MC Services, Recorded Music, Sound Equipment, Music
Elegant Music Group (EMG) is sky rocketing and quickly becoming what I think will be the gold standard in wedding entertainment. Don’t hesitate to book them – it’s definitely going to be a party with EMG providing the entertainment!! I say this after booking Anthony Priore when two companies were beginning a merger (Elegant Ensembles and AMG entertainment). During the months leading up to our wedding these two companies formed Elegant Music Group (EMG), got an AWESOME new office, and provided the best service I could’ve ever hoped for… Anthony was genuinely happy to work with us for all of the little details and even coordinated a percussionist, Dave, to drum along with the music all night long (which created an unreal atmosphere, I highly recommend that!). Anthony was just an absolute stud of a MC/DJ and got the attention of the room while being fun, energetic, and personable. You could clearly tell the pure and genuine joy he has for MC’ing and DJ’ing. He was able to read the room for different genres and the timing was spot on. Our guests were on the dance floor for the entire night and the entire group from EMG made our reception so much fun. Not only were there times that everyone in attendance at the wedding were on the dance floor but everyone was raving about the music and party atmosphere they created weeks after the wedding. We also got a photo booth through EMG which was a huge hit the guys at EMG even did an Instagram video (@emg_anthony // @elegantmusicgroup) that included drone footage of our venue and clips of all of our guests enjoying the night… truly over the top and unbelievable work by these guys. Even after our wedding we still keep in contact with Anthony and truly feel that we’ve made a friend from this experience working with him.
Would Give 10 Stars if I Could!Reviewed on 8/25/2013 Nicole A
It's been almost 3 months since my wedding, and my friends and family are STILL talking about my wedding band! While we were planning our wedding, my husband was firm on hiring a DJ. I can understand the desire to minimize cost but he was completely convinced to hire the band after we visited one of the live sessions at Elegant Ensembles. Our primary contact was Mark Eliasof...so professional, personable and a darn good musician too. Check out his cover of Sinatra on their website! Before the wedding, Mark interviewed us to define the mood and music style we wanted for the wedding. We outlined the reception program (which he MC'd) and a list to play and not play. And he kept in touch with us the whole way. I'm so glad he did because as we approached the wedding date, I hadn't even planned for ceremony and cocktail reception music. Mark took care of it! So We had live music throughout the entire event. And it didn't break our budget. This band has a voice and instrument for every style of music, and the personality to get and keep everyone on the dance floor...all night. There was never an awkwardly vacant dance floor. Just to be clear, we had a very diverse guestlist, ranging widely in age, musical taste and cultural background. The band hit us with universal classics that made for a truly memorable evening. If I had to choose my favorite aspect of the wedding, it would be the band. Just to put it into perspective, I was so bummed earlier in the day because it rained nonstop and we couldn't hold our ceremony outside. By the end of the night, we had danced so hard and enjoyed ourselves so much, we had completely forgotten about the rain!
We hired EMG recently after we got engaged about a year ago. We met with Anthony Priore and the entire process from start to finish was outstanding. They were fun yet professional. They took our view/vision and requests and truly went above and beyond to accommodate us and make everything happen, while also giving their professional input as well. Their entire team was amazing. We got married 2 days again and we have been getting compliments left and right about how amazing the music and entire wedding was. As a bride you want to make sure everything is perfect and in order and going to be amazing. No matter what I changed or how many times I changed it, or whatever questions I asked they were quick to get back to me and extremely understanding of any change. They truly added that extra WOW factor. I HIGHLY recommend them! The "extras" they offer were well worth it as well !
We used the CityScape band for our wedding and could not have been any happier. Leading up to the wedding we dealt with Mike the band leader and he was super accommodating. We were torn about what first dance song to go with, so he made the band learn both so we could hear them...super cool. At the wedding, they knew just the right music to match the moments and vibe we wanted. They kept our guests on the dance floor all night and they played almost every type of music you can think of. The band made the whole party come to life. At the last minute we added the horns to make it an 8-piece band and this was definitely the best decision. If you're torn, GET THE HORNS! They were out on the floor with our guests dancing all night. We love EMG and are so happy we had CityScape!
Bryan was our DJ and he did a phenomanl job making sure our ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception went smoothly. He was easy to reach, professional, and made us feel that things were always "under control". I really liked that he tapped into my Spotify reception playlist to get ideas about our tastes. I also appreciated his awareness of things we definitely did NOT want. Overall, he read the crowd well, eased our minds about the whole day, and added greatly to the wedding of our dreams.
Just got back from our honeymoon and we're still giddy over the dream of a wedding Anthony Priore and EMG helped create! From our very first meeting with him, we had zero doubts that he understood our vision and we just kind of let him take it wherever he wanted because it was clear that we could trust him.. We knew our wedding would be the party of all parties simply because of the two families that were joining together, but Anthony absolutely blew our expectations out of the water and took it to another level. He was truly the icing on top of the cake for our day. We wouldn’t have changed a single thing about it!
We met with 4 different DJ companies for our November 2017 Wedding - our search ended with EMG. Our first meeting at EMG was with Anthony. He was very down to earth and easy to talk to. He understood right away the vibe we were going for and immediately suggested Matty. After our finals meeting with Matty, we knew he was a perfect fit! He went over our play, and more importantly, do NOT play lists, and the pronunciation of everyone's names. He did that again a day or two before the wedding as well. It was decided that both Anthony and Matty would be working our wedding (score!), and we could not have been happier with the results. My guests were on their feet all night, and they particularly loved our little drum solo! We also rented a photo booth through EMG. They had a cute book for everyone to stick their photos in and write something. We also got a thumb drive containing all the photos taken that night, which is nice because some people didn't put their photo in the book! So we have the option of adding those pics to the book ourselves. Very nice keepsake. You will definitely not be disappointed if you go with EMG. We cannot thank Matty, Anthony and staff enough for making our day feel so special and fun! ~Jen & Randy
Nothing short of the best. Our experience with the Elegant Music Group (EMG), and specifically DJ Tom Gambuzza was flawless. From our first meeting, to moments before the wedding, Tom made us feel comfortable and confident that the reception music was going to be exactly what we wanted. He listened to our recommendations, hit all our must plays, and then ran with the music vibe we were shorting for. We had people out on the dance floor from the moment the cocktail hour ended to the final song. However, we love to eat! So Tom also knew how to take it down a notch to get our rowdy crew back to their seats. For a musically diverse group of wedding guest, including folks that love country, to parents that need some oldies, and to friends that like to fist pump, Tom was able to keep all groups dancing and happy. With that all being said, a simple review would be that Tom crushed it, and EMG is top notch. Thanks Tom!
This band was amazing!!! Mark from Elegant Music Group made the entire process so easy. From discussing the flow of the wedding to all the different requests we had, he was phenomenal! They band rocked our venue and everyone had a great time. We had musicians for our ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception. The band is extremely talented and they all work so well together. They kept the party going and they are excellent at reading the room to determine the next song. Their transitions were great and we loved listening to them play. I seriously cannot recommend this band more. If you are looking to create the most memorable experience of your life, hire this band - we are SO happy that we did!
From the first meeting at EMG we knew that we needed to hire them as our DJ for our wedding. They made me feel confident that they would make our wedding as seamless and perfect as possible...and they did. Anthony & Justin were an amazing team! I never wanted to leave the dance floor, neither did my guests. Everyone had a great & have raved about the music since. I highly recommend Anthony & the EMG team! They won't let you down.
We hired EMG for our photo booth and "dancing on clouds" for our first dance. Quick to respond, professional, a pleasure to work with. Our scrapbook from the photo booth is absolutely hilarious! Thank you!
There was some pressure from my husband's large Italian family for good music- and Bryan really, really delivered. We got SO many compliments from our family and friends about the music. Bryan was so sweet, attentive and just an all around amazing person. He even honored some of my less traditional requests with no problem! Everyone was on the dance floor for most of the night and we could not recommend EMG and Bryan highly enough. Thank you, thank you, thank you so much for making our night absolutely wonderful!!!
Elegant Music Group was fantastic from start to finish for our wedding. As the groom it was "my job" to handle the music and they made it easy and as painless as you could possibly hope. Anthony was our specific DJ and he was great about making sure we had crossed all the t's, dotted all the i's for all things music related. We specifically chose EMG because they were able to combo live music and DJs, so we had musicians for the ceremony and cocktail hour, and went with DJs for the evening. The amount of value we got for our money spent was absolutely incredible and will be hard to beat, speaking as an accountant who literally loves to compare numbers and try to find value. The band leader for our ceremony even reached out to us the week before to confirm our requested music, and how the wedding will proceed (going above and beyond doing so!). One specific request we had was that we did NOT want a club feel to the music\venue for the night. Much as I enjoyed the Webster Hall concert I went to in 1998, and still love me some great house music, that was not the feel we were going for and we wanted people to be able to have a conversation at various points in the night. Anthony was able to accomplish this along with also pumping things up a bit when needed, and having a great flow to the selected music. In a speech by the groomsmen, I was made fun of for knowing all the words to "shoop", which Anthony had ready to go the moment the speech ended. We got a 10,000 dollar music experience for far less than that in money spent, and I have no doubt that whomever your individual DJ is you will have the same experience.
I cannot say enough wonderful things about my wedding day experience with elegant music group! i had worked with Matty and he was so calm and reassuring about everything! My only request was that he did not have the music blasting and he listened! in addition, we received soooo many compliments about how awesome the music selection was. EMG is truly there for the bride and groom that day. I couldn't be happier with Matty and the entire process with them! You will not be disappointed if you book!!
Anthony did a flawless job at entertaining the guests of our wedding with his music choices for the night. People were on the dance floor the whole night. We had quite a few specific start and end points for our songs for the ceremony and first dance, Anthony nailed them spot on. He made sure he knew how to pronounce everyone's name's beforehand. Very detail oriented. We also used a trio for cocktail hour which added a nice elegant feel, classic like we wanted. Great company, if you use them you will not have to worry about your guests being entertained!
Elegant Music Group went above and beyond our expectations! Mark and his team were so knowledgable, patient and were just absolutely pleasant to work with. They made me feel relaxed and assured that the live music for our ceremony would be perfect...and it was!!
We hired our ceremony musicians through EMG and could not be more pleased with the service we received. Mark was extremely responsive, organized, and helpful leading up to the wedding, reaching out to us to check in and to thoroughly explain what to expect and how to pick the music. On the day of, the two musicians played wonderfully and did everything we requested. EMG made it super easy and stress-free to have live music at our wedding!
We booked EMG after hearing fantastic reviews and we really enjoyed speaking with Anthony in person. He seemed to understand our priorities--making sure everyone is having a great time and getting the timing and names just right for all the important moments such as introductions. Right before coming to EMG, we had met with DJ after DJ and I balked on the one before, because he showed us a video where he was reading the couple's name off of a piece of paper! I stressed to Anthony that I wanted someone committed to the event and who would be well prepared for the day of so there are no slip ups--name pronunciation or otherwise. He agreed and acknowledged that this personal touch was very important. However, I am disappointed to say that the wedding day just did not live up to my high expectations for how the day would go. Starting a week before the wedding, I could not get in touch with Anthony over phone or email. We had planned to confirm name pronunciation over the phone on the Wednesday before, but I couldn't reach him despite trying many times. Even on the morning of, neither I nor anyone in my bridal party could get a hold of him and we also reached the voicemail box at EMG's office. This added so much unnecessary stress to me when I should have been enjoying the day. The musicians arrived on time, however, and the quality of their work was great. Anthony told me his phone broke, but that does not explain my unanswered emails and I did not feel like that response was professional. Because we were unable to communicate until he was there, two of my bridesmaids had their names switched for the introductions, ruining what would have been their 'big moment', and both my husband and I had stressed multiple times that this was so important to us. I believe Anthony was using an earlier version of an introductions sheet that I had sent him instead of the latest one--an issue we could have clarified had there been more communication. While the guests enjoyed the music and it was a great party, the DJs did not hand out the glow sticks we provided until well into the party, and only after I started handing them out myself. The DJing also ended abruptly at 10PM with no announcement that it would be the last song. Unfortunately, that meant that I missed the last song at my own wedding. EMG was the vendor we were most confident and excited about hiring, but we have to leave this mixed review instead. There were several communication issues which led to a haphazard introduction, when that was one of the most important reasons we hired EMG in the first place.
I cannot say enough wonderful things about EMG and Tom! When we first called Mark, we intended on chatting with a few different DJs before making our decision- but as soon as we hung up w/ Mark we had to call him right back and book with EMG! Mark worked with our budget to help us create a fantastic DJ + musician combo. We had a Keys, Flute and Bass combo for our ceremony and cocktail hour that guests were RAVING about. We then had DJ + Percussionist and Sax for the reception which really brought things to the next level. Our DJ, Tom, was fantastic. Our guests were dancing all night and we loved working with him! Tom was thoughtful and extremely responsive. He took care of everything for us, keeping us on track and calm throughout the whole experience. He even arrived early to help set up the sound system for our ceremony (mind you I requested this the day before our wedding!). Tom's idea to end the night with Billy Joel's 'Piano Man' inspired an epic sing along w/ all guests and was definitely my favorite part of the night!! Thank you so much Tom and EMG! You made our wedding day absolutely perfect. Best, Ashley and Sam
AMAZING!!!! My husband and I used Elegant Music group for our wedding this past weekend and could not be more pleased! Tom and his team were so professional and went above and beyond to make sure our day was perfect. All of our guests loved the music and danced the night away- everyone was raving about it! On top of doing a fantastic job they were so easy to work with and were always available to answer any questions and put us at ease. BEST DJS EVER!!!!
We recently got married at Ridgewood Country Club and EMG provided the DJ services. The music was spot on, and our DJ, Frank, sat down with us several weeks before and went over all of our music choices, then talked to us again a couple of days prior. We gave them some unusual requests but EMG was up to the task. Everyone had an amazing time and kept dancing all night. I know I am biased, but BEST NIGHT EVER! Thanks Frank and EMG!
We had seen (and heard) Anthony at another wedding and were so impressed that I walked up and asked him for his business card. We contacted him a few months later and had a long chat about our needs and our vision for our wedding. Being music people ourselves, we knew we were going to be very particular about this element of the event, but immediately felt that Anthony was completely on our page. He just got it. EMG offers the perfect balance - they have a great, fun presence, and keep the party flowing without taking over. We were so happy with their work and would hire them again in a heartbeat.
Planning a wedding in Jersey while living in Massachusetts isn't easy but EMG never made it difficult and actually made it easier. We hired EMG to be our DJ for our ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception, all of which had different playlists with different vibes. We also got a Photo Booth with EMG which our guest absolutely loved. All my husband and I wanted for our wedding was a good beat that everyone of all ages would enjoy. After telling Matty some of our ideas, he made them even better by making some suggestions we didn't even think of. He was very responsive to our last minute changes, the day of the wedding included, and handled them with extreme expertise. Our guest were raving about the set played at breakfast the next morning and without Matty and the EMG team, my father wouldn't have earned his “legendary” status on the dance floor. My husband and I are extremely grateful!
Elegant Music Group (EMG) gets a 5 star review across the board from my husband and I. I met Bryan at a bridal show two years before booking my official wedding date. After attending endless bridal shows, researching vendors and going to appointments nobody else impressed me like Bryan did from EMG. Bryan made you feel comfortable and assured us that our wedding would be nothing less then top notch. It was important to me and my husband to have a packed dance floor the whole night and he did just that. Throughout the whole wedding process Bryan was so much fun to work with. He was easy to reach and always assured us that anyTHING we needed would happen. He definitely upheld his word. He made us his priority and that is more then anyone could ask for when planning a wedding. Our wedding was nothing less then amazing thanks to EMG. Bryan was able to incorporate the music we liked ( even songs we both knew nobody would even notice such as Be Our Guest ;) He made everything run smoothly from the ceremony all the way to the end of the reception. I had complete confidence that the music for our wedding would be absolutely perfect, and it was! We danced the night away! Our guests consistently complimented our DJ choice. Everyone said it was the best wedding they have ever been too! Bryan became more like a friend during our wedding planning process. He offered to go above and beyond his job. Bryan was enthusiastic, energetic, comforting and personable without being obtrusive at all! I can’t recommend EMG enough. They made our wedding day even more special and unforgettable. Thank you!! With Love, Jess & Andrew Schaeffer
We recently hired EMG to be our DJ at our wedding on 8/18/2017. We absolutely loved every aspect of working with EMG. Matt was our DJ for the night and he played all the songs we hoped he would and kept the wedding a party all night long. We got so many compliments on the job Matt did! We also got a photobooth in our package all our guests had a blast leaving video messages and putting on props. I highly recommend EMG for a wedding because they listen to all your needs, are really receptive and communicative throughout the wedding and keep the process enjoyable/easy. 5 stars all the way! Thanks again for making our wedding so special!