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5 out of 5.0
Reviewed On 9/22/2023 by Meredith S
If you are reading this, go no further with your DJ-search, just pick James, we promise you will not be sorry. My husband and I got married at the end of June, and still get compliments from all of our guests on how amazing the music was from...
prelude to reception.
From our initial meeting, James listened to us when we said we didn't want our wedding to feel or sound like any other wedding. We primarily wanted 90s and early 2000s music, but not the songs one traditionally hears on repeat at weddings (think Ludacris, Busta Rhymes, Nelly Furtado etc.). James has an extensive knowledge of music, ranging across decades and genres, and because of that out did himself on the playlist, having everyone (young and old) dancing the entire night, regardless of the song's genre.
James was also very communicative with each of our vendors which was crucial in making the night go smoothly. There was never a lull in the events or any confusion on where to go and when. We owe a lot of that to James for ensuring that what was going on behind the scenes was communicated to our guests without coming across as pushy or too assertive. As a result, our guests, and ourselves, felt at ease throughout the night, and for that we are so grateful.
While we could go on, we hope the above sheds a bit of light into how much we adore James and would recommend him to anyone looking for an incredible DJ. We can't wait for the next opportunity to dance the night away with him in the city.
Reviewed On 9/18/2023 by Christy C
Currently writing this review from a wedding. Where the stark difference of James’ professionalism and skill is on display— some djs just can’t hang like James can. James DJ’d my wedding 5 years ago. And since then I have had an endless string ...
of complements from attendees. Every wedding I’ve attend since then, I can’t help but compare. But these DJ’s can’t hold a candle to James. He has an amazing ability to read the crowd, to cater the music to your specific tastes, to take control of the room but also not be overbearing. I’ve attended one wedding in 5 years where I had just as much fun as my own wedding, and the common thread? Was JAMES as the DJ. The DJ is arguably the most important factor in your wedding. The guests won’t remember your flowers. They’ll remember if they had fun, and James specializes in that. Don’t hesitate, HIRE HIM
Reviewed On 9/07/2023 by Deanna V
We cannot recommend DJ James Mulry enough! We got married at the Ace Hotel Brooklyn, and it was the perfect day in big part due to him. Although he was only DJ'ing the reception, he was at the venue before the ceremony, provided a microphone fo...
r the officiant, and had a cocktail hour playlist ready in case our live music fell through. Amazing! For the reception, he was an excellent emcee and helped the event flow perfectly. He was very flexible in incorporating the order of events that we wanted (an early dance set, table game, etc.) and adhered to the timeline. He very much incorporated our music preferences and we got so many compliments on our music for the whole night (both dinner and dancing)! Also a super sweet and warm guy, definitely book him!
Reviewed On 8/30/2023 by Hanna D
We are so happy we chose James as our Wedding Dj - we got married at the Brooklyn Winery. Prior to our wedding we spoke with multiple DJs and immediately clicked with James because of his professionalism, being client-focused with a very strong...
music industry knowledge. Being an international couple, for us it was important to get a DJs who understand our culture and/or can adapt to our preferences and James was the perfect fit in that regards, he knew of so many different traditions across multiple cultures which helped feel immediately comfortable. He also made the whole prep process easy for us, sharing clear instructions/advice prior to the event making sure we have everything we need. During our wedding he also made sure guests were happy and helped our guest speakers/ceremony officiants/other performance be fully set up for success. He created a unique cosy vibe, our friends and family spoke all very highly of James. It was a blast to have him, we love his style and personality. A huge thank you James!
Reviewed On 7/24/2023 by Biz H
Good news! Your wedding DJ search is over: hire James.
From the very beginning, it was evident that James is not only a talented DJ with impeccable taste, but also extremely professional, organized, and thorough.
His systems for preparing f...
or your wedding makes the entire planning process fun and stress-free. His vast experience and knowledge gave us full confidence in him, and he was able to offer tips that improved our planning and the experience of the day.
A few (of the many!) reasons why James shines: he’s able to execute the timeline without things ever feeling rushed. He’s attuned to and able to manage interpersonal dynamics that may arise. He has stellar equipment and expertise in handling tricky logistical setups. And, on top of it all, he’s able to craft set lists based on your tastes, but with surprises you didn’t even know you wanted (the seamless transition from the White Lotus theme into JLo’s “Waiting for Tonight” during the dance set was bananas).
Our wedding was at Eastwind Hotel in Windham, New York in June 2023, all events were outdoors, in three different locations. It was not the easiest setup, but James arrived early and handled all the load-in himself. He worked seamlessly with the other vendors: providing audio inputs for the videographer, coordinating with the planner to make sure there was amplification throughout the day. He brought all of his own equipment: great quality mics, speakers, extension cords, etc. He also handled curveballs that came his way: the reception was outside under a tent, and about 30 minutes in it started raining. James kept the party going while moving all of his gear out of the rain. We were completely unaware that he had to multitask, only realizing how brilliantly he had handled the inclement weather after the evening was over!
Icing on the cake: the day after the wedding, he sent us audio files of the ceremony, the toasts, and the music sets from the cocktail hour, reception, and the dance party. The audio quality is phenomenal, and listening to the recordings brings us right back to the day. It’s such a gift.
On top of it all, James is kind and thoughtful and a total joy to work with. We can’t wait to go to his next set in Brooklyn! Hire him! You’ll be grateful you did.
Reviewed On 7/21/2023 by Mel N
James is the man!!! He DJ’d our Barn wedding in the Catskills that was indoor/outdoor.. he had two setups, one for dinner under the dining terrace and one in the barn. He also came early to hook up sound equipment and mics for our ceremony. He ...
was so incredible to work with, totally understood our vibe, and actually volunteered so many helpful tips and shared his expertise into our planning. On our wedding day, he fit in with our crowd so well and orchestrated the night to flow perfectly. We can’t thank him enough and would love to party with him again!
Reviewed On 7/10/2023 by Christopher M
We couldn’t have been happier with James as the DJ for our wedding. He was efficient, organized, personable and catered to our musical tastes so perfectly to help make our evening so memorable. The dance floor was a nonstop party. Planning a we...
dding can very stressful but there was 0 added stress when it came to James. I basically knew within 5 minutes of our first meeting that we had nothing to worry about when it came to our wedding music. He was also willing to travel 3 hours upstate just for our event. Hire this man!
Reviewed On 7/01/2023 by Sarah S
If James is available for your wedding date, book him immediately! James is so fun to work with and has an incredible understanding of what makes a dance floor come alive. We got married at the Valley Rock in Sloatsburg NY in May 2023, and Ja...
mes had people on the dance floor moving (and coming up to us saying best DJ/dance floor at a wedding they'd ever been to).
He is also an excellent steward for your event, knowing when to play the songs that will get guests out of their seats, transitioning from music for the "adults" to music for the "kids" in a way that everyone felt like the songs were for them, and ensuring that only those you want to have access to the microphones do. We had a blast at our own wedding and James was such a large part of the reason why.
Reviewed On 6/29/2023 by Ian P
As a music industry professional, the pressure to get the music just right for the wedding was incredibly important for our wedding - especially for a 250-person party 3 hours from NYC in Coxsackie, NY. Not only did James provide the best curat...
ion and sound quality we (and our guests) have ever experienced at a wedding, but his thoughtful and calm demeanor provided us the experience we could’ve asked for. He Is truly special.
From a curation standpoint, he worked with us to develop the overall sound and feel that fit our tastes but also those of our diverse audience, without relying on the line dances and “wedding hits” that so many other DJs lazily rely on. What felt like a hopeless endeavor because tangible with James’ help, and ultimately very successful. Friends and family, old and young, couldn’t believe how great the music was! I mean this with all sincerity: I’ve never seen a dance floor so packed with so much energy. Shirts being ripped off, ties being connected for a limbo line, songs being sung like anthems. Everything we wanted and more.
There were a few potential pitfalls with the audio for our wedding. The ceremony was outside next to the Hudson River, which frequents many motorboats and jet skis that could make our service inaudible. Also, the reception hall was large and not necessary built with acoustics in mind. James went the extra mile to make sure ensure the sound quality would be audible for everyone. He arrived early to run 100+ feet of audio cable between the main space and atrium, set up satellite speakers for background level on the sides of the room, used bigger speakers for the ceremony, and even bought extra gear. These pitfalls never became a factor, even with a parade of boats driving by during the ceremony.
Most importantly, James personable and calm demeanor eliminated any worries we had. He MC’d the important moments, chatted with friends and family, and came over to see if we were having a good time. His personality is the reason we picked him in the first place, but he exceeded our lofty expectations.
I wish you a fantastic wedding, and if you’re looking for stellar music and an even better experience then James needs to be your DJ.
Reviewed On 6/20/2023 by Crystal P
James is the best of the best!!!
We vetted a bunch of DJs and James blew us away from the beginning. He is super detailed, personable and is just a great person overall. During our first call last year when we were interviewing DJs, it was cle...
ar James knew what he was doing - he answered all of our questions and went above and beyond to make us feel comfortable throughout an overwhelming time.
James is an amazing DJ. My husband is huge on music and used to DJ back in the day so music was a top priority for us. James' mixes on his website gave us a great idea of what to expect. During wedding day, he was attentive, read the room and knew when to play the right songs. He felt like our friend DJ-ing a party vs a vendor and that is really special!
We can't say enough great things about James and highly recommend him for any wedding or event! We got married at the Wythe Hotel and it was plus that he is familiar with the venue and in-house staff. I would act quick on booking his services as he is in high demand!! ;)
Reviewed On 5/31/2023 by Janivean P
James is absolutely amazing! He was recommended to us by our planner and we are so glad that we went with him. We are from different cultures and we wanted songs from both our cultures incorporated into our wedding. During our first meeting Jam...
es was giving us recommendations based on our cultural backgrounds that we didn't even think about! It really showed how diverse his portfolio is. Also, his worksheet made our job so easy when it was time for us to give him the songs that we wanted. Our wedding venue, Seminary Hill was in the Catskills and even though James is NYC based he was there with us making our special day even better. His choice of songs made every generations in the wedding dance! James is very accommodating and will be there for you. Lastly, we never thought we would be able to listen to the amazing speeches given at the wedding after the event. However, James recorded them and sent them to us! We will cherish those recordings forever!
Reviewed On 5/30/2023 by Alyse K
We are so happy we hired DJ James Mulry for our wedding. First, James is the most communicative vendor you will find. He responds very quickly to any questions you may have and is so good about reminding you about the steps you need to fulfill ...
in the process along the way. The day of our wedding we used James for both our ceremony and reception music and he curated a set list that fit the mood and vibe we wanted for our wedding. He even met the needs of the guests as the night went on, changing up music styles when he saw fit. DJ James Mulry created the perfect dance party we had envisioned for our wedding– do not hesitate to hire James for your wedding day!
Reviewed On 3/29/2023 by Tony Y
My wife and I just got married at the Wythe Hotel this past weekend. Last year, when we were interviewing DJ's, we liked talking with James the best by far. He was extremely personable, easy to talk to, and a true professional throughout the en...
tire experience. He was probably our favorite vendor we worked with during the entire wedding! He really knew how to read the room and play the right songs and the right time. And all of the timing, from the ceremony, to the speeches, to the reception were perfect. Highly recommended, and I would definitely hire him for my next wedding (just kidding :D)!
Reviewed On 3/29/2023 by Kevin M
We worked with James Mulry for our recent wedding in NYC (Second in the Kimpton Eventi), and he was a dream DJ. He made the planning process so easy by offering smart suggestions that matched our desired style. We were looking for a specific to...
ne for the party (lots of disco and late 90's remixes), and James just "got it" instantly. On the day of the wedding, his DJ skills were flawless--So many guests came up to us saying that it was the most fun they ever had dancing at a wedding. Do not hire anyone else!! James is the best!!
Reviewed On 3/28/2023 by Kelsey R
My (now) husband and I were planning to contract James for our wedding, but decided to elope at the courthouse instead and had James DJ my birthday party at a bar & party space in Bushwick, NYC. As I had formerly worked events at The Wythe Hote...
l in Brooklyn, I had already seen James DJ tons of weddings and witnessed first-hand his incredible ability to keep people on the dance floor all night long, and he did not disappoint for my birthday party! We had a super diverse mix of personal and professional friends and he kept EVERYONE on the dancing while keeping the playlist super spot on to my music taste (shared via a very eclectic Spotify playlist ahead of the event, so this was no small feat!).
Texts I received from friends afterwards described our hours spent dancing as 'healing', 'freeing', and an 'absolute blast' - and I could not agree more. So, TLDR: having wedding or just a fun party: you NEED James!
Reviewed On 3/19/2023 by Alexis W
Hiring James Mulry was one of the best decisions we could have ever made for our wedding. Our wedding was on 2/11/23 at the Wythe Hotel. James kept the dance floor alive the entire night, with both families and our friends. We especially loved ...
his recommendations, and the process leading up the wedding was very thorough. James is a pro, and ready to answer any possible questions with a number of thoughtful solutions. I think his background in nightlife helps give James an advantage, and he's the perfect choice if you want a fun contemporary wedding that isn't traditional. We had a blast dancing to everything from Pixies to Sophie to Weezer to Donna Summer. James really spent time getting to know us and our musical taste beforehand, and this was very clear in his DJ set during the reception. We couldn't recommend him enough. If you want your guests to be talking about how fun your wedding was for weeks, definitely hire James Mulry!
Reviewed On 2/04/2023 by Jenna F
We hired James for our wedding celebration, and it was one of the best decisions we made. You can tell upfront that he is the ultimate professional through the questions he asks and the care he puts in to really getting to know how you want the...
event to go in advance. During the event, he kept the celebratory energy high the whole night, and also perfectly orchestrated each phase of the evening. Every song exactly nailed our tastes, and the vibe we were looking for. It was truly the best dance floor I could ever imagine thanks to his expertise. We kept hearing repeatedly from friends and family who attended about how awesome our DJ was (and we wholeheartedly agree). I would highly recommend James to any couple, or anyone looking to have an excellent party!
Reviewed On 1/19/2023 by David H
James Mulry. A music magician. A soldier of sound. A rebel of rhythm. Our great photographer recommended James to us. As soon as we met him, we connected with his energy, his desire to know us as a couple, was extremely well organized, helped p...
lan in advance, listened carefully, and happily made suggestions from his own curated music knowledge. The day of, James was professional, entertaining, spot on paying attention to the vibrant crowd and engaged our family and friends with an ongoing perfect play list. Following the moods throughout the afternoon and evening. James, was most concerned with the music, as any DJ should be. So as wanted and needed, we did not need any fancy ridiculous blinking lights and the silly club atmosphere. James brought sophistication and class to our elegant once-in-a-lifetime moment. He respected and followed the rules of our venue - the beautiful Prospect Park Boat House. He worked outside for the ceremony and seamlessly worked inside for the reception. He also respected our concerns regarding health risks/COVID (We had some immune compromised guests at our wedding). We wish we could have our wedding yearly, in particularly, so we could have James once again be part of our party. He’s a true artist in tune with his surroundings and the beats, symphonies, and hot diggity rock-n-roll he delivered! Everyone should have James part of their event.
Reviewed On 1/12/2023 by Conrad S
Dear reader, this is a no-brainer. Hiring James to DJ our wedding at Threes Brewing in Gowanus was the best decision we made of all the hundreds of choices we had to make. He knows all the music in the world, but he's interested in your taste a...
nd wants to reflect it. He knows how to set the mood when it's time to relax and mingle, and he knows how to keep the party on the dance floor. He's like a puppet master. He is ORGANIZED. Easily best organized vendor we worked with. Top-notch, light-speed communicator. He is smooth and can manage the flow of the night with confidence and style. He does absolutely nothing to deliberately call attention to himself, but his excellence just kind of demands everyone's admiration. He looks amazing. He was absolutely the coolest person at our wedding, which you definitely want in your DJ. Each time a new song came on, that was some guest's cue to come up and tell us this was honestly the best DJ they'd ever witnessed. It really happened like eight different times throughout the night, maybe more. The icing on the cake was that when our plan to stay at Threes for the after party fell through, James shifted into overdrive researching alternative places for us to land, calling bars, and communicating the new plan to the guests. We ended up walking to a spot we'd never heard of and it worked out perfectly. He wasn't even DJing the after party! He was just making the night perfect like it was his whole job. If you're still reading this, just do yourself a favor and check this one off your to-do list. If James isn't available on your particular date, maybe pick a new date.
Reviewed On 1/11/2023 by Krista P
I think I'm still recovering from dancing all night at my wedding from almost two weeks ago, and it's all thanks to James. His professionalism, communication, attention to detail, fun energy and knowledge of the wedding industry is unmatched, a...
nd he helped us throw the best New Year's Eve party we could have ever imagined. James did not miss a single music cue and kept our guests on the dance floor literally ALL NIGHT. He is the best! Do not look any further for your DJ needs—hire James!!!!
Reviewed On 1/11/2023 by Dillon D
James was VERY professional and knew exactly what he was doing to make sure we had the perfect setup for our day. In our kick-off call with Jame it was very clear he was paying attention and had sent us a brief overview on what all he would cov...
er to make sure we were prepared on what to expect. We trusted him fully on what he thought was best for our guests along with accommodating any artists to avoid and songs to make sure to play. After signing the contract to work with James - we met to discuss any other details he may need to know about for the day and made sure we were comfortable with all steps moving forward. All of our guests have said multiple times "The DJ was legit the best and had everyone dancing from younger to older". I have not heard one bad thing about James since our wedding day. He was for sure the best DJ we have ever witnessed at a wedding and we hope to see him at a future party.
Reviewed On 1/10/2023 by Ashley E
James was an absolute PLEASURE to work with. Throughout the entire process, he was responsive, collaborative, understanding, and innovative with us. We had our family/friends do the ceremony music and James set everyone up with mics, stands, et...
c seamlessly. We truly appreciated being able to trust him to handle all things music the day-of, including our musicians. We knew in advance we didn't want a first couple or parent dances, so to ensure everyone was out of their chairs and on the dance floor for the first group dance, he told the audience to come surround the couple as we had our "first dance." When everyone got up, he surprised the crowd by breaking into "Tonight's Gonna be a Good Night" and everyone went wild. It was the perfect setup and surprise for our guests and ensured no one was left sitting. Multiple family and friends mentioned that night (and after) how awesome the music was and how seamless the night went, all thanks to James! 10/10 would highly recommend!
Reviewed On 11/28/2022 by Maggie S
We absolutely LOVED James and were so glad that he was a part of our wedding at The Castle by Marlow Events in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Not only does he have exceptional music taste but he was so easy to work with through the whole process. He felt ...
like a friend, super supportive and willing to make it all happen. He was also extremely professional, you can tell he knows exactly what he’s doing on all fronts – from planning to playlist making to emceeing to making sure all of the dads knew how to speak correctly into a microphone. He was able to take my eclectic music taste and make it into an experience that all of our guests loved. I also really appreciated that he vibe-checked with me a few times throughout the night (and gave me final approval on shooting down a cheesy song request that he correctly guessed I would not have enjoyed). And his dance party skills are unmatched. To quote my friend who came up to me mid-party, “All chutes, no ladders.” Could have danced all night. Highly recommend James to anyone considering him. 100000/10.
Reviewed On 11/14/2022 by Sophie H
Do you remember that scene in Hocus Pocus where Winifred Sanderson and the Sanderson sisters sing “I put a spell on you” and the adults dance non-stop into the night? Well, now presenting James Mulry, who is essentially Bette Midler/Winifred S...
anderson in DJ form.
We’re so glad we chose James for to DJ our wedding reception at House Works Bookstore in Soho this Fall. He is a phenomenal artist (maybe a witch??) who holds that precarious line between professionalism and fun with perfect ease.
James is a genuinely kind, funny and interesting person who carefully listened our “must haves,” provided feedback on our playlist based on his experience, and helped curate our timeline to make sure his cues were seamless. He also made sure we had an open line of communication all the way up until the big day. The true MVP move was when he helped make sure our disco ball was properly set up and rotating - which was definitely not his job, but indicative of how he really goes above and beyond.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: James essentially murdered our friends and family with his killer beats at our reception. And we were NOT mad about it! No mercy was shown. He had everyone —across ages, friend groups, dance skill— grooving for hours. There were no survivors.
Reviewed On 10/29/2022 by Sean R
James was everything we could have asked for in a DJ and more. From our first phone call to our last dance, he was a pleasure to work with. We threw a range of genres and decades at him, which he crafted into the perfect wedding soundtrack that...
got everyone up and dancing. From family to friends, old and young, everyone complimented us on the music — even the venue staff! Now we just need to plan another big event so we can get to party with him again.
Reviewed On 10/07/2022 by Andrew S
James was the best DJ we could've asked for. He has such a passion for music in general and he does such a great job at making a playlist that is tailor-made to your specific tastes. He also offers up a lot of great suggestions how how the nigh...
t should go musically speaking and I really felt like he understood what we wanted out of the night, and flawlessly executed. He really was able to do it all and I would absolutely work with him again.
Reviewed On 9/06/2022 by Claudia V
Hands down best DJ ever! Not only did he take make sure everyone was on the dance floor the whole night, he also lended his ear for much needed wedding venting from the couple! Fantastic DJ!
Reviewed On 8/17/2022 by Jennifer R
When you’re planning a wedding, you have to make a lot of compromises. Are you splurging on the booze? The flowers? The music? Well, I’m here to tell you on the other side of our wedding that I never once felt like choosing a dj over a band was...
a compromise. But that’s really all because of how special James is specifically. We got married at Gather Greene in the Hudson Valley town of Coxsackie (in upstate New York) just mere weeks ago and I can’t even begin to express how incredible it was to work with James. And that’s not just because he’s *so* on top of things (there’s so much more organizing, sound checking, wrangling, schedule keeping, mc-ing and other work involved with djing that it never even dawned on me to think about), or that he allowed us to dictate the vibe and specific songs we wanted to hear while adding his own flavor to beef up our list, but it’s really in the quality of the work and small details that play a HUGE role in your day that James sets himself apart. Here’s the perfect example: During our ceremony, our officiant called out a joke that had recently developed around me not having heard of the song “Escape” by Enrique Iglacias. It was a song my now husband and our officiant (friend) loved from their youth, and we hadn’t included it on our list of must plays. But James, listening perceptively during the ceremony intuitively knew that it had to come on our playlist and spontaneously added it. The crowd ROARED, and the party that erupted around my husband and his friend as they broke out into a dance to the song is hands down one of my favorite moments of our wedding night. It was one of those unplanned, incredible moments that really just adds to the magic of the night. Similarly, when my sister who I had vehemently told before the wedding she couldn’t lead a line dancing lesson at our party asked James to play the Boot Scootin’ Boogy, he checked in with me, again intuitively understanding from our previous conversations during the planning process that I just wouldn’t be down with that and squashed it before our party took a turn we wouldn’t have wanted. These are the kinds of pivots and additions you’re just not going to get from a band. Lastly, I didn’t expect we’d get SO many comments from guests on how incredible the musical transitions were, or how much they loved the playlist (“I don’t want it to ever end!”) but those comments kept rolling in on the night, and still are weeks later. In my opinion, the music is a huge part of the FUN factor of a wedding, and I couldn’t be more grateful we chose James to dj our event.
Reviewed On 7/12/2022 by Alex V
5/5 Stars. James was our DJ for our May 2022 outdoor/indoor/outdoor NYC wedding at the Stone Mill at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx. James met with us beforehand (virtually) several times and worked with us through the details of th...
e evening. James was highly responsive and very easy to work with.
James executed perfectly the different musical vibes we wanted for the various parts of the wedding day: pre ceremony (string pop music), ceremony (classic strings) , cocktail hour (tropical house), dinner (easy listening), first dance (classic), cake cutting, dancing (disco, pop, energic). James played our ‘must play’ and filled in the rest seamlessly with his knowledge of music and our recommendations. The quality of service was outstanding.
James was the utmost professional. As the MC he didn't steal the spotlight yet facilitated key moments such as speeches and dances.
The technology was great. The music sounded crisp. The microphones were nice. And James had an indoor outdoor setup and was super flexible with us.
James was nice enough to share the set list with us after - Thanks James!
Reviewed On 7/06/2022 by Danielle T
James was one of the best choices we made for our wedding at The Halyard in Greenport, on the North Fork. His musical talent and ability to read the room kept everyone on the dance floor all night long and his attention to detail and MCing skil...
ls ensured a flawless execution of our timeline (without being corny, which is what we were looking for). James knows his stuff. Both music-wise and wedding-wise, James was on it—balancing guests of all ages and from both coasts with smooth transitions and a progression that took the vibes from fun to party and brought even guests who never dance at weddings out on the dance floor. Ultimately, James created an EPIC night, not only for us but for all our guests, with multiple people coming up to us throughout the night saying how amazing our DJ was and that it was the best wedding they've ever been to. Not only was James amazing to have on our wedding day, but he made the planning process so easy and seamless as well. He's quick to reply, gives great advice, jumped right in to create our wedding day timeline within minutes when we didn't have one, and even went to visit our venue prior to the day to ensure everything would go smoothly. James went above and beyond to exceed expectations and we would HIGHLY recommend him for any event you need a capable and talented DJ, who can also serve as an MC.
Reviewed On 6/24/2022 by Robert S
James was our DJ for our wedding at Celestine Restaurant in DUMBO (Brooklyn, NY). He was a pleasure to work with as he was very relaxed and catered to all of our requests and needs. The way he carried himself throughout the ceremony, reception,...
etc. is second to none. We appreciate everything James has done for this wedding and would highly recommend him to anyone in the future!
Reviewed On 5/11/2022 by Katie C
James was an absolute pleasure to work with from start to finish. We knew immediately that we wanted to hire him from his warm personality and deep knowledge of his craft. Our guests can't stop gushing about how great the music was - he took ev...
eryone's requests and knew exactly what songs to play when to keep the party going. He also flawlessly ran our ceremony including supporting multiple mics for all of our readers. If you're thinking of hiring James for your wedding, please just do it!
Reviewed On 4/19/2022 by Jason h
James did a fantastic job making sure we and all our guests had a great time. He incorporated our requests but also added a lot that we would never have thought of on our own. Highly recommend!
Reviewed On 4/13/2022 by Quinn K
A fantastic DJ with an innate knowledge of what type of music makes a wedding great, James was an absolute pleasure to work with from start to finish. After helping guide us through song selections, collaborating with our wedding planner on flo...
w, and a million other little details, he kept the energy cranked allll the way up during our reception with a ton of excellent songs (I pretty much never stepped foot off the dance floor).
Reviewed On 3/22/2022 by Crystal F
Nino and I are so incredibly happy we chose James to be our DJ. Our wedding wouldn’t have been the same without him! He is extremely professional and thorough. We gave him a bunch of artist and types of genres we loved, and he killed it! He mad...
e our 30 guest wedding feel like 100+. Plus, each person in our bridal party told us he made them feel confident and comfortable when preparing them for their speeches. Our guests raved about him throughout the night and we continue to rave about him to this day. If you’re looking for a DJ who will go above and beyond, James is your guy. Thank you James!
Reviewed On 2/22/2022 by Alyssa B
Where do I even begin with James? He is like the coolest, most fun, most amazing DJ on earth. He got EVERYONE up on the dance floor at our wedding. He was so much fun to work with, so easy, so professional and continuously checked in on us all ...
night. When I say that James killed it on the dance floor...he SLAYED IT. Everyone said it was the best weekend of their lives and that the music was the reason why. Look no further for a DJ. It doesn’t get better than James.
Reviewed On 1/25/2022 by Anna K
Our wedding was in December of 2021 at 501 Union in Brooklyn, NY. My husband and I are VERY into music, and cared very much about the playlist - from the ceremony, the cocktail hour, the dinner, and all the way to the reception party - and when...
I say cared, I mean painstakingly so. We really wanted to work with a DJ who understood that we would have very specific requests regarding the vibe of the night, genre of music, order of certain songs, etc. and be flexible with us, instead of putting his/her ego/pride over what our wants/desires would be. And we also wanted someone who really would make the night / party about us and our guests. We did NOT want someone in the middle of the dance floor with a microphone - we wanted someone to oversee and guide / facilitate the night as smoothly and as subtly as possible. And James was everything that we ever wanted (and more!) James made sure that we got on a zoom call to get to know each other, and he asked thoughtful questions to understand our story (how we met, how's long distance during a global pandemic), then he asked us what we wanted for our night - what our vision would be, what the most important things were to us when it came to the music part of our wedding. He took the time to really listen to what we wanted, and really worked to execute our vision on the night of the wedding. On the day of the wedding, he was there for support, and was present when he needed to be, but was mainly in the background cheering all of us on, and just throwing us the best party! But also, James is a REALLY nice guy. He's just a kind and humble soul. He genuinely cares about his work, and understands how important this night is to the couple. And he WILL care about you as a human being. We were able to fully trust James in this entire process, and honestly, our wedding was a magical night. He gave us great advice on how to smoothly have every part of the night flow into the next, and of course, the music was on epic!!! Thank you James, and we miss you!
Reviewed On 12/14/2021 by Sarah B
Best DJ ever! James was such a pleasure to work with all during the planning process, and absolutely helped us with so much more than just planning the music for our event, and was an amazing resource. James made the process very tailored to u...
s, and our guests were stunned by how well James kept the party moving and played an amazing combination of songs to fit our guests! Definitely recommend hiring him.
Reviewed On 11/12/2021 by Arthur K
James did such an outstanding job DJ’ing our wedding at the Wythe Hotel this year! His impeccable selection, timing, and reading of the crowd really brought magic to the night and we cannot thank him enough. Our Friends and family are still t...
alking about what an amazing atmosphere he created. Prior to the event we worked with James on music selection and event coordination and James proved to be a true professional and a pleasure to collaborate with on a vision for our big day. Above all else James’s taste level and deep knowledge of music set him apart from the crowd, it was so refreshing to be able to discuss nuances of various genres with him in preparation, and on the night of James delivered like a master at work :) Thanks for the great memories James!
Reviewed On 11/02/2021 by Kristin M
James was amazing. He really took the time to get to know us and the type of party we were looking to throw. He absolutely nailed the music and all of our guests kept commenting on how great the music and vibe of the dance floor was. I highly r...
ecommend using James for your wedding or party, you won't regret it!
Reviewed On 10/16/2021 by Clare T
James is the BEST!!! He was recommended to us through a friend who attended a wedding he was DJing at and had rave reviews. We met him and knew right away he would be the perfect fit for our wedding. He is so nice and calming and absolutely kil...
led it at our wedding. Every single person came up to us throughout the wedding saying how great the music was and they’re talking about 2 weeks later. Thank you James!!
Reviewed On 9/19/2021 by Julie M
James Mulry is a true gem. We are so lucky to have stumbled across him in our search for a wedding DJ and even luckier to have hired him. He was such a delight to chat to in our initial virtual meeting. We are so excited that we were able to ha...
ve our wedding this past summer at the Green Building in Brooklyn and the dance floor was hopping the entire night. We also appreciated all the effort James put in to blend our musical tastes and incorporate seamlessly American and Arabic songs. Including a very successful Dubke group dance that had everyone at the wedding involved. The entire planning process went really well with James always on top of everything. He was instrumental in helping us setup a Zoom video to make sure our international guests could virtually be there with us. Also he was a large part in making it so my husband's sister could give a speech at the wedding over Zoom. Was really a magical moment and the next best thing to having her there with us. We will always be grateful to James for going above and beyond to make sure our wedding was exactly us. Hire James! He's just amazing :)
Reviewed On 9/10/2021 by Christina B
James is fantastic!! First off, phone calls with vendors have not been my favorite part of the planning process. Not everyone knows how to lead a call — James was so damn friendly and easy to talk with. He covered questions we didn’t know we wo...
uld have and caters the event toward your particular style with so much discovery. I could tell he really got us. If it weren’t for Covid complications that led us to ultimately have to cancel our wedding, we were SO looking forward to working with James. When this happened, he was so flexible and helpful and could not have been more understanding. Times are not easy right now, and having vendors that are this amazing is really important. We can’t wait to use James in the future!!
Reviewed On 9/02/2021 by Melissa L
My husband and I got married at the Old Field Club on LI on 4/17/21. Covid cases were beginning to decrease, but venues still had plenty of restrictions to follow. Having James as our DJ put all of our worries at ease. First, he is the kindest ...
most genuine person to speak to and made the music selections as painless as possible. He cares about his clientele and truly wants the bride and groom to have the best day of their lives. He was covid conscious and even though restrictions were present, he had everyone on the dance floor. Our guests having to practice social distancing was never an issue. We had special music preferences and it made our wedding day unique and unforgettable. Thank you James!
Reviewed On 8/19/2021 by Julia S
We worked with James for my brother's wedding and my own a year later and he did an excellent job at both. From walking us through the planning process to making thoughtful recommendations, working with the traditional Jewish elements of our we...
dding, and knowing how to flow the music along during the party - the experience was a pleasure.
Reviewed On 6/11/2021 by Eli G
From our first meeting, James gave us confidence that we didn’t have to worry about anything that had to do with audio for our wedding because he would handle it. He made himself very aware of our music tastes and preferences, and didn’t questi...
on what we wanted. In fact he even added value with his huge knowledge of music, so there were songs he used throughout the pre/post ceremony and dance that were a perfect fit that we didn’t even think of. He also coordinated with the videographer to make sure they had great audio quality for their recording. Another thing that was awesome was how he MC’d the night in a very natural way which made all the events flow together nicely. If you want a great DJ and someone who will be aligned with you musically and take stress away from your day, you should go with James! We even got a new friend out of it!
Reviewed On 5/29/2021 by Ryan M
We just had our long postponed wedding and James was incredible! As the groom, I didn’t have much responsibility in planning the wedding aside from the DJ. What I really appreciated about James is his love for music. He plays great music and kn...
ows how to hold a dance floor. James was also super flexible for all of our postponements during covid. He is a great communicator and I couldn’t recommend him enough.
Reviewed On 5/25/2021 by Sarah R
James was an absolute delight to work with, and we simply cannot recommend him highly enough. We got married May 15, 2021 in Chappaqua, NY. Planning a wedding during the pandemic was a challenge, but James countered that stress from our first c...
onversation by being so thoughtful and such a professional.
His music selection, timing, and thoughtful, non-intrusive commentary during our reception were wonderful. So much more than that though, he went consistently above and beyond what we could have expected or hoped for. For example, without involving us at all, he drove a considerable way on his off day to scout our venue prior to the wedding day.
And on the day of, James adapted to every change of circumstance perfectly. Two examples (of many) (1) The family member who was running our livestream had audio issues during setup. Unprompted, James offered the use of extra equipment to better position the livestream setup and to record the audio for the ceremony, so we now have that as an additional keepsake. (2) Our site diagram had had multiple "dance zones" inside our tent for COVID-compliant dancing, but the vendor who handled the set up did not leave room for them. James seamlessly adjusted his plan by installing extra speakers to make the dance party happen on a lawn. This lead to us being able to have the dance party that we had hoped for on our wedding day, and it's completely thanks to James.
We feel so lucky that James was available for our wedding day, and we can't recommend him highly enough.
Reviewed On 5/22/2021 by Sarah D
I was one of those crazy brides who didn't think I needed a DJ until my wedding planner introduced me to James. There are so many more elements to wedding day music I hadn't even thought of, but James did. From speakers to microphones, to speec...
hes and dancing, James had us covered. I felt like it was such a great collaborative effort. He listened to everything I liked, and created the best playlists for each element of our wedding. He knew how to get the party started and keep it going! If you're a bride looking for the best DJ is the tri-state area, look no further. If you're a bride on the fence about hiring a DJ for your wedding because you think you can do it with an iPod, skip the hassle and hire James. Trust me, it'll be one of the best decisions you can make for yourself!
Reviewed On 1/18/2021 by Sarah L
We were introduced to James after having a blast at my sister's wedding a year prior! When it came to start planning our own wedding, we knew we had to look no further and immediately called up James. Although our wedding reception ultimately d...
id not take place due to the COVID-19 pandemic, James was a true professional, proposing solutions and working with us through TWO rescheduled dates, even finding an alternative DJ when he was booked. His flexibility and support kept our spirits up during an incredibly difficult time. We never could have predicted this situation, but we are confident that James would have thrown us and our guests one hell of a party and he will be our first call for a future anniversary celebration bash down the road!
Reviewed On 11/13/2020 by Ana B
Wow. Just wow. James was an incredible DJ, and overall human, to work with for our wedding.
Our wedding at the Wythe Hotel was incredibly logistically complicated -- instead of dancing (due to COVID-19), we decided to enlist all of our friends...
to perform talents and put on a talent/variety show for our friends and family. This was quite a feat to pull off in terms of not just keeping track of all speakers and performers on the timeline, but also the multiple microphones, supporting musicians and laptops, three audio outputs to house speakers, recorders, cameras, Zoom feeds etc. James handled it all with incredible expertise and ease.
We'd hired James before we downsized our wedding from 140 to 40, and we couldn't have been happier to have made the decision to work with him early on. He was so willing to work with us, adapt to our ever-changing logistical requirements and desires, and to help us execute them perfectly.
He hopped on MANY Zoom calls before the wedding, spent hours coordinating with our videographer, the venue, and wedding coordinator, to make sure everything was perfectly set up, and THEN on the day-of, he proceeded to lead and emcee the absolute best day of our lives. Every single aspect of his performance and work, from the lead-up to the execution, and beyond, was insanely impressive.
James is not just a hugely skilled DJ and sound coordinator, but he is also an incredibly kind, warm, and FUNNY human being. We honestly will continue to dream up future events JUST to be able to work with him again. Do not hesitate to hire James for your event, because he will make it unforgettable. He also travels outside of NYC! We live in California and can't wait to have him out (when it's safe) for future events that we hold. JAMES RULES!
Reviewed On 10/05/2020 by Alyssa S
I cannot say enough GREAT things about James! From our first meeting with him, until packing up at the wedding, he was so professional and considerate. He makes it a point for the day to be about you and your partner, not about him on the micro...
phone and that was SO important to us. Between every conversation and the worksheet he had us complete, he was able to curate a better wedding playlist than we ever imagined. Our wedding was a backyard wedding out East on Long Island, so outside of making the trek to be there, we also had to work around a not so traditional venue. He handled every situation that was thrown at him with grace and ease and really kept the positive vibe of the day going. To give you an idea of how great he kept the party moving, we ended up asking him to stay an extra hour after our scheduled time and it was a great decision! So many guests at the wedding approached us asking where we found James, so I am sure we will be seeing him at some weddings in the future. I know I will definitely use him for any future events as well!
Reviewed On 3/18/2020 by Jenny S
Hire James for your wedding (seriously, hire him).
We got married at Housing Works Bookstore on 3/7, and I could not be more glad we hired James as our DJ. He had our guests dancing for three hours straight, and read the room perfectly to know...
what to play, when to pick up the pace, and when to slow it down. He was so good multiple friends, mid-dancing, came over to us to say "This DJ is AMAZING! Who is he?!". Friends were texting us days after the wedding trying to recreate his playlist and joking "#DJJamesForPresident".
Beyond what an amazing job he does the night of, he was also so helpful during wedding planning. He's organized, thorough, and helped us create our timeline for the evening in such a way to keep the party flowing seamlessly.
We really appreciated the thoughtful and generous way James works. When I was stressed and overwhelmed with planning, when I talked to James I would leave feeling calmer, completely secure that he would help make our wedding amazing. He gave us suggestions for recessional and processional music when we were stuck, made sure to play songs from a relative's album that we had requested, and checked in with us the night of to give us a heads-up before speeches. If you're getting married in NYC, hire James!!!
Reviewed On 3/05/2020 by Kyle L
In one word, James Mulry is a professional. He was more than a DJ for us, as he helped plan the timeline of our wedding day, worked with our vendors so all were in sync, and made sure our officiant, ceremony musicians, and speech givers all had...
the necessary equipment and set-up to be successful. Most importantly, James was a killer DJ. He worked very closely with us to incorporate our musical tastes and helped guide us through what works and doesn't work in weddings. In addition, he was a very calming voice when it came to our uncertainties in regards to what music to play during our wedding and was very flexible to whether we had strong preferences or not. During the reception, the dance floor was rocking throughout the night and he seamlessly flowed through music that the crowd was feeling, while keeping within the guidelines we gave him. All in all, we can't recommend James enough, and you won't regret booking him for your special day!
Reviewed On 2/21/2020 by Liz R
James is amazing! He was easily the most organized of our vendors as well as being the easiest to get a hold of. He also always seemed to be happy, even when I changed all the preference on my worksheet two weeks before the wedding.
The music ...
was perfect the whole night. The dance floor was always full and everyone commented on how good the music was. Just do yourself a favor and hire James for your big day.
Reviewed On 1/06/2020 by Stacey M
I booked James before I even had a caterer and it was the best decision ever. He was calm, cool, and had amazing tips and tricks that helped make our day a flawless experience. He does such an amazing combination of taking your music suggestion...
s and perfectly curating the best playlist that got everyone from 7 to 70 years up and dancing. On top of that, he is incredibly nice,
professional, and just fun to hang out with. BOOK HIM NOW!
Reviewed On 1/05/2020 by Dan W
We could not have asked for a better experience with James. He was extremely organized and methodical in the planning stage prior to DJing at our wedding. He asked all the right questions to get a sense of our preferences, and made sure to lear...
n every relevant detail of our schedule.
While his planning ability was amazing, the day-of performance was even better. It was truly the best dance party we’ve ever attended, and it felt like James read our minds to know exactly what music we wanted. I can’t recommend him highly enough!
Reviewed On 1/02/2020 by Julie R
We are so happy (& feel so lucky!) that we booked James for our wedding! Our planner highly recommended him (to the point that she thought he'd be booked for our wedding), but after meeting him, we knew right away that he would be perfect to DJ...
our wedding - and he was!
Here are the reasons why we booked (& were so happy with) James:
- He truly loves music and DJ-ing weddings - he DJs many wedding each year, not as a side hustle but as a full-time gig, given he loves it so much. This shows in how he ran the evening.
- He is very attentive and detail-oriented, especially for music (which is critical!): he really knew how to 'read the room' with regard to hitting the right songs at the right times, he wove in all of our requested songs at the right moments, and even made some thoughtful recommendations (e.g., we had a lot of Australians at our wedding, so James played specific tracks that got them on the floor but didn't deter from the overall vibe).
- He is thoughtful & communicative: he asked comprehensive and detailed questions in preparation for our wedding, was very responsive over email, and on the day of, managed little things (e.g., accounting for a family member's birthday by asking my permission to make an announcement) smoothly. We felt entirely at ease with James at the helm, which is critical for someone who's guiding everything from speeches to mic placement to the dance floor.
Don't think twice - book James if you can!
Reviewed On 12/12/2019 by Sarah S
This guy...this guy is the best. He just is. I mean look, you should go with a DJ you click with, and you'll know by meeting with and talking to him/her. But we definitely clicked with James, and he was perfect for us. Music was hugely importan...
t to us, and his playlist was totally not the canned, forgettable list you get at every wedding. We have eclectic tastes that range from indie to pop to punk to hip hop, and he weaved everything together seamlessly that satisfied all generations (especially the young folks, which was what we asked for). Our overall timeline was running late (definitely not his fault...we had some long speeches), and he rightly suggested that we extend the dance party 30 minutes, since it felt like it was just hitting its stride, and he was so right. He judged the energy perfectly, and the dance party was unforgettable. He was so attentive, and is passionate about what he does. He hits that perfect balance of professionalism and quirky fun...we couldn't possibly have been happier. He is amazing, different, intelligent, genuinely a music nerd...if you love music, you have to go with him.
For reference: Our wedding was on a private backyard property in Bridgehampton, and was 235 people.
Reviewed On 11/06/2019 by Allegra K
We couldn't have better things to say about working with James. As soon as we saw his description on his website as someone who had no interest in corny MC jokes but could handle all aspects of the ceremony, we were sold. James is exactly who h...
e says he is: an easygoing, professional guy with a deep knowledge of music who will ask you thoughtful questions about things you've never even considered (like the order in which people will walk down the aisle!?). Our two in-person meetings left us confident that we were on the same page about what we expected from the event, which was a large ceremony on the beach at the Bridgehampton Tennis & Surf Club. During those sessions, we ran over tracklists, discussed what traditions we (mostly did not) want to perform, came up with the run of show, etc. James has been through this many times before and knows how to offer advice and guidance without telling you what to do.
He had no problem driving nearly two-and-a-half hours outside of New York City for the event, and arrived early to get everything set up. My dad's band also wanted to play a brief set, and James very generously helped them with sound check. The event itself went perfectly. James kept things moving on time without us having to pay any attention to the clock, from the ceremony to cocktail hour to speeches during dinner. And, most importantly, the actual DJ set was a banger. James knows how to read a crowd and everyone from my husband's high school-age cousins to his 80-something-year-old grandma stayed on the dance floor for the entire reception.
Seriously, hire James for your wedding. It'll be the best money you spend.
Reviewed On 10/16/2019 by Karen P
James came highly recommended by our wedding planner and we could not be happier!!
He was very responsive and flexible (offering to meet in person versus meet over Skype) all throughout our wedding planning process.
We had an initial meeting ...
where James guided us through all the important details that we needed to decide to help him put on a great show on the big day. James is organized and clearly has years of experience in the wedding industry as well as DJing parties at awesome places like the House of Yes in Brooklyn, NY! I knew he would be perfect for our music loving crowd as soon as I found some glimpses of his DJ sets on social media.
James provided us with a worksheet to complete in the months leading up to the wedding where we could give him as much (or as little) guidance on the music we wanted, the important moments we wanted him to highlight....and he even asked for things like a "Do Not Play" list and "important details about family & friends" to help him avoid any tricky situations that may arise during our ceremony, cocktail hour and reception.
On the day of the wedding he helped my little sister do a sound check, as she was the one officiating our ceremony! He gave us all tips on how to use the microphones properly so everyone could hear the ceremony clearly. James truly went above and beyond the call of duty for a DJ. He was a true master of ceremonies with attention to details behind the scenes as well as bringing energy and the perfect vibe to the dance floor all night long for reception. Our guests were raving about the music and the good energy for WEEKS after the wedding.
I hope we get to party with James again some day soon!!!
Reviewed On 10/11/2019 by Pamela G
James came recommended to us from our photographer and after our first conversation - we knew he was our guy! His laid back demeanor and cool vibes while being organized to the T is exactly what you want during the wedding planning process. He ...
is incredibly easy to talk to and bounce ideas off of while using his years of experience to help guide you. James was in charge of our audio from the pre-ceremony to the very last song and he crushed it - even adjusting for a mid afternoon monsoon. Most importantly - we left our reception tunes up to him and his incredible talent and he did not disappoint. You want James there on your wedding day!
Reviewed On 9/14/2019 by Cody C
After one phone call we knew James was the right DJ for us. And we were right. He made us feel comfortable with him and his style immediately. He is a total pro: he was knowledgable and helpful, went above and beyond to make sure the entire eve...
nt went smoothly and on schedule. He was always present, was friendly and funny, and was extremely well organized day-of; we never worried about anything. His process is just great. He found the right balance of taking guidance from us and using his knowledge and skills to put together the perfect sets - from cocktail hour to ceremony to late-night dancing. He was informative, relaxed, and confident on the mic too. We got tons of compliments and people asking for his card. Thanks James!!
Reviewed On 9/06/2019 by Kristina B
Working with James was one of our best choices in our whole wedding planning process! James came highly recommended from a friend who has awesome taste in music and has DJed himself, so I knew he would be a great DJ—and he totally delivered on ...
that front! The dance floor at our wedding at Blooming Hill Farm was full, and several guests remarked that they loved the music. What I didn’t expect was how incredibly helpful and awesome James was throughout the planning process and the event itself. He Helped us plan the whole flow of the evening (for example, recommending we move timing of some toasts and move some to Friday), and went above and beyond to help coordinate with other vendors—going so far as to draw a diagram of the venue for the band we worked with. Anytime we emailed him he responded promptly and thoughtfully (which I can’t say of all our vendors)! Your DJ makes a lot of announcements at the wedding and becomes one of the “voices” at the wedding, and James also did a great job at this, adding in small personal and thoughtful touches. If I were planning another big event James would be my first call!!
Reviewed On 8/26/2019 by Samantha B
My husband and I had James booked for our mountain top wedding and he was absolutely phenomenal. The entire process of working with him was clear and seamless. He came to the venue to become familiar with the space (and figure out how to get hi...
s equipment in the gondola)! He had amazing reviews and went above and beyond our expectations. Multiple guests were out of breathe from dancing so much and kept saying how great each song was, one after the another. James’ own presence was subtle and he really let us shine. We aren’t a fan of the overly loud DJ who acts a a hype man — his music choices spoke for him. We’d recommend him to anyone looking for a DJ who can play the shit out of all the songs — even songs you wouldn’t expect to be at a wedding. He read the crowd and knew exactly how to keep the party going. THANK YOU JAMES! We might just have to get married again to listen to your skills one more time :)
Reviewed On 7/26/2019 by Andy C
James had previously dj'd two weddings we attended, so we knew that he'd be our #1 and only choice. Not only did we love the music that he played, but our friends were emphatic that his approach to the process meant that we were in the best ha...
He was a knowledgeable, communicative, and a calming presence during a frenetic time in our lives. We had a million things to worry about, and the music was never one of them. Having James was both a source of reassurance and excitement the whole way though.
Quite simply, James makes the event a party that everyone enjoys. He's a genuine pro that knows how to read a room, pace the day, and give everyone something to dance to. In the early/middle part of the reception he sparked the energy while being mindful of giving older guests some familiarity to get them involved. As the reception progressed and the crowd got younger, he ramped up the bangers and made sure no one sat down til the last song was done.
Over the course of a 6 hour reception, he might have had to 'bail out' of one song. The venue owner, and bartender, who have combined for thousands of career events, both said they've never seen a group of wedding guests have so much fun.
While we're both in the throws of post-wedding sadness/relief, my wife and I know that when the next of our friend group gets engaged, James will be there in what's become an amazing wedding tradition for us all.
Reviewed On 6/03/2019 by Megan W
My husband and I got married in March 2019 at 501 Union and went with James Mulry as our DJ. James was so great and really got everyone dancing. We also had a few very specific requests that James was able to accommodate easily for us, includin...
g finding the perfect music for our tea ceremony and making a small edit to our first dance song.
James also really balanced our own taste in music with that of our guests’ and gave us some truly great memories out on the dance floor. If you’re considering James, go for it!!
Reviewed On 5/10/2019 by Scott M
My wife and I booked James to be our DJ for our wedding at 501 Union and we are so happy we did! He put us at ease from the first meeting on and made the process of working with him so much fun. He made himself available to address all our ques...
tions even up until the day before the main event! Many of our guests commented on how much they enjoyed the music and atmosphere of our wedding. He even wore a tuxedo, which everyone loved! If you are looking for a DJ for your wedding I cannot recommend James highly enough!
Reviewed On 3/22/2019 by Alli M
James was the first vendor we booked, and I’m SO GLAD we were able to get him. He’s a total pro with amazing taste in music who knows how to read the crowd. His range is broad, and he can play everything from old school hop hop to esoteric indi...
e to yacht rock. He played MC at the wedding and brought a very chill, cool, fun vibe. He really puts in the time and attention to make sure your day is awesome. He gives you a questionnaire to fill out and comes to meet with you in person a couple times before the day. He clearly knows the best run of show and gives very helpful guidance. It was so much easier to work with the actual DJ, and not some booking company.
Reviewed On 11/22/2018 by Mimi D
When I first reached out to James, he gave me a list of contacts to provide references, and every single couple responded with glowing reviews urging me to book James ASAP before he got booked for our date. Hiring him to DJ our wedding was one ...
of the best decisions we made - he is responsive, professional, and extremely helpful. He helped us plan logistics and details of our wedding that went far beyond what my expectations were of a DJ, including day-of schedule and song selections for ceremony, cocktail hour, dances, etc. On the day of, James read the crowd and played exactly the right song every time, but also served as the perfect emcee for the day's events. I could not recommend him more!
Reviewed On 7/29/2018 by Christy S
My new husband and I got married a few weeks ago at the Skylands Manor in the New Jersey botanical gardens. James was one of the first vendors we reached out to, and he was easily one of the highlights of the entire day. We knew we wanted to wo...
rk with James right away, he was speedy and professional over emails, and met face to face to make sure he totally understood our vision. He also seemed to get our taste in music, which is incredibly important to us, especially with my husband being a musician.
We felt that he completely captured the vibe we were going for. Since he has both club and wedding experience, we knew he would be able to read a crowd. Most importantly, we wanted a DJ that could also be the MC for the night, but wouldn't be cheesy, or talking too much, or playing the electric slide, etc. James seamlessly set up microphones for our ceremony, provided music for the cocktail hour, and helped us navigate the reception.
James more than exceeded our expectations and has been the one element that EVERY guest has commented on. He got our entire families dancing, late into the evening, and mixed up the playlist with hits that were relevant, relatable and kept us grooving. James provided the perfect contrast for our venue, which was a romantic garden and manor. It could have easily become stuffy if we had filled it with strings and classical music, but instead, James made us loosen up and have fun.
Our big day was perfect, and James was a huge part of it. I cannot recommend him enough. I'll be looking forward to his DJ sets in Brooklyn too!
Reviewed On 7/08/2018 by Scott C
James masterfully DJ'd our wedding in May 2018. His music choices were amazing and the dance floor never cooled off. He was also a true pleasure to work with and provided us a ton of guidance in the run up to our event. We could not recommen...
d James more highly.
Reviewed On 6/04/2018 by kristin l
Phenomenal. Unflappable. Brilliant. Our wedding was in Cooperstown, New York and importing James from Brooklyn was the single best investment we made in our big day. From thoughtful guidance during the planning process, to responsiveness to las...
t-minute requests, to the killer mix (think: Crystal Waters, Talking Heads, Beyonce) that had *all* our guests dancing, working with James was both a fully professional and completely enjoyable experience. James's ability to tap the energy of the crowd is unparalleled -- everyone RAVED about the music. I've planned many events with many vendors, and James stands out as one of the very best.
Reviewed On 5/28/2018 by Elysia S
Our wedding was on 5/18/18 at MyMoon and we hired James Mulry. Working with James was so easy and painless. We met with him a few times and he worked with us on our timeline and gave us a form to fill out for all the songs we wanted and didn’t ...
want. On the day of, James was AMAZING. His playlist had everyone dancing and in a good mood and he struck the perfect balance of being a chill host without being an annoying, chatty emcee! (That was very important to us). He also went above and beyond his responsibilities: when we arrived at the venue we realized our flower petals hadn’t been distributed (we had people throw flowers petals as we were heading back up the aisle). James actually took it upon himself to walk around and personally hand out petals to all of our guests while we got ready! I can’t recommend James highly enough, he's very professional and made planning our music so easy. We are still getting compliments about our music that night!
Reviewed On 2/13/2018 by Samantha D
It took us a while to write this review, because it’s hard to capture in words what an incredible pleasure it was to work with James for our wedding. My advice to people planning a wedding: if James isn’t available on the date you’ve chosen, yo...
u should pick a different date - he’s that wonderful.
We got married at Brooklyn Winery in December. My husband and I are real music nerds - former college radio DJs with a lot of strong opinions about what music we wanted to hear at our wedding. We were fortunate to stumble upon James’s website during the planning process and find that he had availability. We were feeling hesitant about giving up control over the playlist, but after our first meeting with James, we were ecstatic that we’d lucked into working with him - he put us completely at ease, and we knew we were in good hands.
Throughout the planning process, James was the most organized, communicative, and helpful vendor we worked with. We had multiple meetings to discuss the music, the timeline for the event, speeches, etc. James is extremely knowledgeable and experienced, and was able to offer advice and suggestions about the flow of the event outside the normal DJ duties.
The day of the wedding, James did an amazing job from start to finish. He supplemented our list of must-hear songs with others that fit in flawlessly. He was able to seamlessly weave in songs that would appeal to the “grownups” in the crowd with the choices for our friends and peers. He kept the energy high throughout the night, even deploying a surprise conga line to draw everyone who had been lured away by dessert back onto the dance floor. His song choices were impeccable - he’s got a great feel for what a crowd needs to hear to keep the party going.
We got dozens of compliments from friends and family about what an incredible job James did - he truly elevated the night from special to magical, and we can’t thank him enough for it!
Reviewed On 2/05/2018 by Dana A
We had the pleasure of having James DJ our wedding at the Garden City Hotel (Nassau County, Long Island about 30 minutes from Manhattan) on January 6th this year. To say that James was by far one of our best vendors is an understatement. Our we...
dding was a blast from start to finish thanks in large part to James. We had a Hindu wedding ceremony in the morning and a Western ceremony in the evening followed by the cocktail hour and reception. It was an extremely long day and James did not miss a beat the entire time. He was cheerful and lovely to work with, even chatting with us while we waited for the ceremony to start and unexpectedly set me at ease during a moment when I was nervous to say the least. The ceremony music was perfectly executed for both ceremonies and he did a fantastic job incorporating Indian music along with the other music we asked for. Every song that came on at the cocktail hour set the mood perfectly- I kept finding myself saying, “I love this song!”. The dance floor was literally filled from the moment the reception started until the last moment of the night- we could barely stand to eat because we were having so much fun! That being said, James made every transition from sitting for dinner to speeches and first dances go seamlessly without any corny MC -style announcements. Every announcement was tasteful and classy. The dance floor was so much fun and everybody, young and old, was sweaty by the end of the night from dancing nonstop. We were nervous about how to incorporate some Bollywood songs into the reception as a nod to my husbands Indian heritage, and James NAILED IT. They ended up being the most fun because James read the crowd perfectly and picked the most fun songs that got everyone from both sides of the family dancing like crazy. I hope I should be so lucky to get invited to another wedding where James does the music!! It is also worth mentioning that his rates were extremely reasonable and fair. We couldn’t be happier- thank you, James!!
Reviewed On 10/24/2017 by Jessie B
We met James when my sister got married three years ago, and, before my (now) husband and I were even engaged, we knew we wanted James to DJ our wedding. James is charming in person, and a consummate professional. He excels at seamlessly blendi...
ng crowd-pleasing wedding favorites with more obscure, eclectic songs, the mixture of which creates an incredibly fun ambiance. James knows how to read a room, and get people dancing early, and keep people engaged all night. Literally the only time people weren't dancing was during a 9-minute period where people were eating cake. Our friends and family complimented him continuously to us, all night. As an MC, he's charming, and efficient: he knows how to engage with family members, painlessly wrangle people for speeches, etc., and keep the event running smoothly. He's also extremely well organized, and gave us work sheets to list song recommendations that he then used to create a soundtrack custom tailored to our style. I can't recommend him highly enough.
Reviewed On 6/11/2017 by Shai G
James is the best DJ out there. Our venue recommended him and from the moment we met him, I knew he would be awesome. James is incredibly professional and so helpful when it came to planning out the music for our wedding. We told James the vibe...
we wanted was all of our friends sweaty from dancing so hard and screaming the lyrics of all our favorite songs all night. And that is exactly what we got. Not to mention that James saved our lives because we almost tried to do the Hora with folding chairs and he jumped in to stop that disaster in the making. At the end of the night, we had Indian Dhol drummers come in and they ended up staying way longer than expected and free styling with James which was so fun. We had a cocktail style wedding so it was really up to James to keep the reception going and he absolutely crushed it. I couldn't recommend James more. All of our guests still talk about what an awesome DJ he is.
Reviewed On 10/25/2016 by Carolyn K
Can't thank and recommend James enough for the amazing work he did at our wedding a couple weeks ago! We read many rave reviews about James while we were looking for a DJ and thought that they had to be exaggerating, but we really can't imagin...
e anyone doing a better job! He combined our varied tastes so well, bringing both our Midwestern and Southern crowds to the dance floor, and his announcements throughout the evening were so warm and in no way cheesy or showboaty. Our two meetings with him before the wedding were fun and pleasant, and it was clear that he really cared about understanding our tastes and visions for our event. Thanks again, James!
Reviewed On 10/02/2016 by Kyle P
James Mulry DJ’d our wedding this past August, and he did such an amazing job with our entire event, we cannot recommend him enough! James has a serious passion for music, the skill to put together a great set, and he has a wonderful personal t...
ouch too. For our reception, James curated an amazing mix which took into consideration our diverse taste in music, along with classics to appeal to the multi-generational crowd. Throughout the party we got rave reviews from our guests about how much they loved the music and how fun it was, and my spouse and I kept talking about how great the reception music was while on our honeymoon. Aside from the music, James has a great personal touch. Whenever he was speaking to the crowd, it was always purposeful and polite, and he independently went to speak with everyone that was using the mic or was going to be introduced, from the minister to our parents & friends, to make sure they were comfortable with their intros and to put their mind’s at ease. James had a big role in making the whole night so enjoyable & special. If you’re seeking a DJ for your event, you will not find a better option than James!
Reviewed On 6/13/2016 by Janet K
We found Gary (who owns 74 events and coordinates his team of DJs) and our DJ James Mulry through the recommendation of our photographer, CLY Chung, and we are so happy we did! Both Gary and James are consummate professionals, friendly, and ver...
y thoughtful and considerate as well - we knew they were going to be our DJs from the first time we met with them.
We especially loved that our DJ, James Mulry, had so much experience working at our venue, the Harold Pratt House in nyc. The venue itself has some quirks that might throw off someone unfamiliar with the space, but James was definitely very familiar with the space and the team at Harold Pratt House and was able to give us great advice on venue-specific aspects such as rentals, equipment, timelines, and planning the flow of the event.
Both James and Gary also worked very closely with us to find out what kind of music we liked, which we both really appreciated, and got very detailed information on the timing of our toasts and speeches even down to name pronunciations! During the day of the wedding, James was so professional and always kept us on track and on time and running smoothly, and he was never tacky or over the top. And most important of all, he was absolutely amazing with the music all night long! My husband and I, as well as all of our friends, commented that he was the best dj we'd ever heard (and we are a bit of a younger crowd, so we've definitely been around the block with djs in nyc!).
Thank you so much to James and Gary for making our night incredible, you guys are amazing!!
Reviewed On 6/13/2016 by Amanda R
James went above and beyond our expectations and made our wedding night. All of our guests kept dancing until the bar closed which is exactly what we wanted. He was even there when I noticed the wrong cake had been put out and helped me switch ...
them (and get the right one out without people noticing). That is the mark of a true professional and a caring person in general. I won't hesitate to recommend him for weddings, parties or any other DJ event. Top notch!
Reviewed On 5/26/2015 by Jen F
Hiring James is a no brainer - he is professional, super talented, so easy to work with and an all around great guy. From our first meeting we knew we would be in great hands. He gave us comprehensive information about working together and a wo...
rksheet to fill out for the event. From cocktail hour to dinner to reception, he provided amazing song choices throughout the night based on the music preferences we gave him. Our friends continue to rave about our awesome dance party. His MC skills were also seamless. Start to finish he was absolutely amazing and it felt so good not to worry one bit about this part of the day - he made everything so easy. A really fantastic value to boot! I wouldn't really spend time researching anyone else, you have enough to worry about.
Reviewed On 4/01/2015 by Aja B
For us, the DJ and ability to have an open bar were the most important items on our wedding list. James Mulry is amazing. Period. He is extremely professional and on top of every detail. The worksheet was excellent and he was so easy to work wi...
th. The day of the wedding he sat with each person giving speeches and went through the process. He also acted as MC and kept everything running smoothly. The music was exactly what we asked for and we didn't stop dancing the entire night.
Contact Info for James Mulry
NYC/NJ/PA/LI, Hudson Valley, Catskills, Berkshires