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Reviewed On 11/22/2021 by Jordan M
Even though we didn’t meet Ryan in person until the day of, he was always quick to respond to calls or emails leading up to the day and he definitely did not disappoint on the day of. He was ready to please our music wants and needs for the day...
and made sure we were all on track with the correct songs and artists so that our reception playlist would turn out as planned. His setup with lights and speakers in multiple rooms was absolutely perfect & we truly could not have asked for a better DJ.
Reviewed On 10/25/2021 by Colleen D
Ryan was absolutely fabulous! Ryan is fast a responding and was willing to change things as need. If you are able to you definitely need to book with Ryan he does a great job and focuses on you the whole evening.
Reviewed On 8/19/2021 by Hardy K
I cannot refer enough people to Ryan. He was fantastic to work with, the quality of music and lights was awesome, and he did a great job of weaving together all the disparate elements of the event and walking is through how it all becomes one w...
edding. Prompt, responded quickly, set up and packed all his own stuff and very accommodating on location and setup. We have had several guests request the playlist he made for cocktail hour, and our dance floor was always full! Great job reading the crowd.
Reviewed On 7/24/2021 by Samantha L
We could not have asked for a better DJ than Ryan! We knew after our first meeting with him that he was the perfect vendor for our wedding: extremely knowledgeable, reassuring, and invested in making our wedding exactly what we wanted. He was i...
mmediately responsive to every request we made and gave us great advice (timelines, setting the right tone, how to prep our bridal party, etc.). He even cleaned up the audio for our homemade first dance medley and sent us several versions until it sounded perfect! During the wedding, he kept everything moving and everyone having a great time. He listened to all of our requests, including making sure there were a few slow dances. He even got up on a chair to instruct our somewhat raucous bridal party on how to enter! We are so glad we went with him; he made the evening stress-free and a blast!
Reviewed On 7/13/2021 by Emily G
We held our wedding reception at the Columbus Athenaeum in May, and Ryan did a perfect job as our DJ!! Music was one aspect of our wedding day that was very important to us, and Ryan made sure that everything was exactly to our liking before o...
ur big day. He played all the songs and types of music that we had requested, and was great at reading the crowd and keeping the party going. He helped to throw one awesome party, and our guests all had a great time dancing! Ryan was great to work with, and he will exceed your expectations if you pick him as your DJ! Thanks, Ryan, for an amazing job!!
Reviewed On 10/27/2020 by Alum Creek Farm .
I had the pleasure of working with Ryan at a wedding this past weekend. He truly made his clients dream come true with wedding songs and getting their guests on the dance floor. He was SUPER professional, so nice, and very cautious of Covid (...
which is something we don't always see). I would LOVE to have him back at every wedding!
Reviewed On 9/12/2020 by Rachel N
I would HIGHLY recommend Ryan to anyone who needs a DJ. Ryan DJ'd our wedding last week and was a HUGE hit. He had great instincts and read the crowd extremely well. I lost track of the number of people who commented to me what a great DJ he wa...
s. He took charge when he needed to but wasn't one of those too-talkative DJs. He has a great personality and I enjoyed chatting with him in advance of the wedding too, to explain the kind of music we liked, etc. Do not hesitate - hire Ryan Smith, DJ!
Reviewed On 7/06/2019 by Lindsay B
Ryan knew exactly what to do. He guided us through the song selections we would need and put together a terrific playlist!
Reviewed On 5/05/2019 by Alexandria D
Ryan was great to work with. My husband and I got married this past weekend at the Columbus Atheneaum and Ryan totally amplified our experience with the venue. He did an amazing job of reading the crowd and playing a flow of songs that worked f...
or the entire night. On top of that, he was easy and convenient to work with!! We HIGHLY recommend Ryan for any and all weddings!
Reviewed On 2/18/2019 by Kaitlin H
Ryan did a phenomenal job as our wedding DJ! He was easy to communicate with in advance of our big day, listened carefully to all of our requests, and made sure that the evening would run exactly as we wanted it to. His announcements throughout...
the evening were simple and unobtrusive, and he really kept the flow of the evening going very nicely! All of his selections for dancing were great, and our dance floor was packed for the entire evening. So many of our guests have commented as to how much fun they had on the dance floor at our wedding, and I know that we owe that all to Ryan!
Reviewed On 8/13/2018 by Kaitlyn B
Ryan DJed our wedding this past weekend, and he was phenomenal! He was easy to work with from the start, and he always responded promptly to messages and was always helpful. He's a genuinely friendly person, so I always enjoyed meeting with him...
. He did the music for both our ceremony and reception, and everything was flawless. During the reception, he was very good at reading the room and kept the dance floor packed while also playing the types of music we had expressed a preference for. I would highly recommend Ryan to DJ any event.
Reviewed On 7/12/2018 by Brittany S
Ryan was a hit at our wedding! He did such a great job reading the crowd and was able to keep people on the dance floor all night long. I had family members say that was the most they have ever danced at the wedding. Ryan did an excellent job t...
aking the vibe that we wanted for cocktail hour and dinner and making a playlist for those times. We also really appreciated how well he worked with all of our other vendors. We did not have to worry about anything during he reception. He kept everything on schedule but we never felt rushed. Definitely book Ryan if you want your guests to be on the dance floor all night!
Reviewed On 7/09/2018 by Michelle Y
We recently hired Ryan to be the DJ and master of ceremony for our son’s wedding ceremony and reception. Ryan did a great job and has an easy, laid back attitude. We had one guest tell me that he really appreciated the fact that our reception...
was so well orchestrated (introduction, speeches, dances, etc running on time). This was a Mexican/American wedding and another guess pleasantly commented on the diversity of the songs. I would highly recommend Ryan for weddings and events.
Reviewed On 7/07/2018 by Kelsey H
Ryan did such a great job making our reception a total hit! He kept everyone moving and on the dance floor while also making sure to play all of our “must have” songs. We’ve gotten so many compliments from family and friends on what a great tim...
e they had! We would recommend him 1000%!
Reviewed On 6/24/2018 by Nina D
We could not hear enough from our guests how amazing the music was at our wedding! I actually make music playlists for a living, and I was super nervous about giving the reigns to someone else for our big day. Ryan not only covered every single...
song we wanted to hear, but created a mix that got the entire wedding on the dance floor all night! Ryan is a true music master and a MUST if you plan on having an incredibly fun wedding.
Reviewed On 1/29/2018 by Kaitlin K
Ryan was AMAZING!!! Everyone raved about our music! He kept the dance floor packed the entire reception, and read the crowd super well. He asked us for permission to play certain requests he wasn't sure if we'd be okay with, and honestly he's ...
just an all-around super nice guy. We didn't give him a ton of direction about our preferences since we listen to such a broad variety of music, but he took our few recommendations and turned them into part of a killer personalized wedding playlist. We highly highly recommend!!
Reviewed On 11/17/2017 by Kristine V
The dance floor stayed packed the entire time and he kept us on schedule and played exactly what we wanted. He also met up with us and emailed us in a very timely manor to make sure we got exactly what we were expecting!
Reviewed On 11/15/2017 by Kelley C
Ryan was the BEST! He had our dance floor packed the entire night! Every song was great! He was a delight to work with! So nice and fun! I would HIGHLY recommend him again, and he was VERY affordable!
Reviewed On 10/13/2017 by Megan D
We loved working with Ryan! He played everything that we wanted to hear during the reception as well as during our ceremony. He's not your sterotypical wedding DJ and does not veer from the plan you make with him, which was appreciated!! I wo...
uld highly recommend Ryan for your Columbus area weddings!
Reviewed On 9/10/2017 by Erika C
Ryan was so easy to work with and did such an amazing job at our ceremony and reception. He took our ideas and ran with them to make playlists to perfectly captured the feel we wanted.
He was also extremely flexible and helped ensure that we d...
idn't miss any of our special evening songs.
There was never a lull or downtime when it came to the music for the evening. Everyone was dancing and having a great time.
Thank you so much Ryan!!
Reviewed On 8/31/2017 by Jessica S
Our wedding day was absolutely flawless. I had high expectations for a DJ and Ryan absolutely went above and beyond my expectations. He was so easy to work with, emails were always replied to in a timely manner and phone calls were so easy to ...
set up. We had some specific points throughout the day that certain songs were to play and he didn't miss a beat. I would absolutely recommend Ryan as a DJ for any wedding. If you're in the search for a DJ that is responsive to your questions, discreet during the event (not on the microphone all evening) and can follow a timeline to the T, Ryan is perfect. Thank you again for an amazing evening of dancing and fun!
Reviewed On 6/05/2017 by Lauren Y
Ryan did an incredible job!! He was very easy to work with, thorough and super fun! He played all the songs on our "must play list" and mixed up the songs throughout the night. Our dance floor was packed ALL NIGHT!! People are still telling us ...
what an incredible time dancing they had at our 4/29 wedding!! If you're in need of a DJ-Ryan Smith is your day!! He's amazing!!!
Reviewed On 5/22/2017 by Simone S
Ryan did a wonderful job as DJ at our wedding. He read the crowd and mixed songs very well and also played all the songs we requested! He is also extremely easy to work with, timely, and prompt. Would highly recommend! Thanks Ryan!
Reviewed On 5/05/2017 by Andrea F
Ryan did an amazing job at our wedding and is a large part of why our friends still rave about our reception! Ryan's was very thorough in the planning process and was able to make the perfect playlist based off of our tastes. During the recepti...
on, Ryan kept the dance floor packed with great music and an awesome light set up. I can't recommend him enough!
Reviewed On 1/05/2017 by Jess S
Ryan did an awesome job. He kept the dance floor full all night. He played every single song we requested by name. We trusted him to make most of the song choices, though, because he knows what really works. He discussed the type of mood we w...
anted for each part of the night and then delivered. We asked him for some unusual things (the bride and her father were secretly planning to sing instead of dance, the groom was secretly planning to serenade the bride, we wanted him to distribute glow sticks late in the reception, etc) and each time we was 100% accommodating. He supplied the extra mics and boom stand. He met with us as a couple to discuss our plans and desires and met with the bride and groom on several occasions in person to prepare for the surprises. He also graciously kept our secrets from each other. He was the epitome of responsive and professional. For the product he delivered, we really feel he was a bargain. Thank you, Ryan, for helping us have the night and the party we had envisioned!
Reviewed On 11/16/2016 by Katherine C
Our wedding day was *perfect* and Ryan is a large reason why! He played the music for our ceremony and our reception. We only had 100 guests at our wedding so I felt a little nervous hoping that people would want to dance and hoping that everyo...
ne had a good time. Despite our smaller sized wedding, our dance floor was constantly packed! Ryan has an exceptional ability to anticipate what will work for your event by taking the event space, the guests, and your musical taste into consideration. I had some songs in mind and Ryan helped me to fill in the gaps for wedding events (like cake cutting, etc.) that I had not thought to select a song for. Ryan set up all the equipment that we needed for both the ceremony and reception. We did not have to worry about anything! We got so many complements from our guests about what a great time they had dancing at our wedding and how fantastic they thought our DJ was. If you are in need of a DJ, I can save you some time by telling you- look no further- Ryan is the guy you want!
Reviewed On 11/06/2016 by Lauren S
We had the pleasure of working with Ryan at our 10.29 wedding, and it was one of the best parts of our day!! We received SO many compliments from our guests on our music, both for the ceremony and reception. After meeting with Ryan only once, h...
e was able to get a read on our style of music and even provided great recommendations. He also was great about keeping the evening moving and politely managing requests from the crowd. I would highly recommend Ryan to any couple looking for a great experience!
Reviewed On 9/29/2016 by Rebecca F
Ryan did an absolute amazing job at our wedding! We didn't have to say much and he was able to be exactly the kind of DJ we were looking for! I would highly recommend Ryan for any DJ needs!!
Reviewed On 9/26/2016 by Alyssa B
Working with Ryan was the easiest part of our wedding process! He is very professional and responds in a timely manner. He helped my husband and I pick out the perfect songs for our ceremony and reception. If there was a song that I wanted t...
o hear, Ryan would send me exactly what I needed. My husband and I have completely different tastes in music, so we had to find a balance of all genres. This also pleased our guests and kept the dance floor full all night. Thank you, Ryan, for making our wedding one of the most memorable nights of our lives!
Reviewed On 7/04/2016 by Tara A
We absolutely loved Ryan! Before the wedding, we contacted almost every single day as he sent songs to us that we had picked out to be sure they were perfect, to make sure he had our timeline and everything I wanted just right. Thank you so muc...
h Ryan! You made our night absolutely perfect!
Reviewed On 6/20/2016 by Kelly B
Ryan was absolutely fantastic and so easy to work with!! We can't thank him enough for helping to make our day so special. We had a couple of customized requests that he not only agreed to, but completely followed through on. He helped us to cr...
eate our first dance song (a custom 'mix'), which he tweaked with us until it was perfect. He was so flexible leading up to the event, was very thorough with understanding the timeline leading into the event, and rolled with everything so smoothly the day of. We received so many compliments on the music (ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception) and it was an overall great party- we wished it didn't have to end! We definitely recommend the lights that Ryan provides, they really added to the ambiance.
We highly recommend Ryan and we hope you enjoy your experience, too!
Reviewed On 5/02/2016 by Melanie W
From the first moment, my fiancee and I met with Ryan, we knew that he would be the perfect one to DJ our wedding. He was very flexible and accommodating when setting up appointments to meet him and was very thorough with the information that w...
as needed to make the day seem flawless! He took music suggestions from us, and turned the playlist of tunes into one that flowed and kept the guests entertained all night. I would highly recommend Ryan to any future brides! You won't be disappointed!
Reviewed On 12/07/2015 by Nicole T
Ryan did an amazing job at our 10/31/15 wedding. He was extremely easy to work with and followed through on everything we discussed prior to the event. Many of our guests complimented us on how fun the 'dance party' was at our reception - exact...
ly what we wanted!!
Reviewed On 8/31/2015 by Paige J
Ryan Smith was recommended to us by another DJ that we originally tried to book but was not free. I couldn't be happier that he was referred to us as I don't think that any other DJ could've provided the type of party that he put on! He was ext...
remely down to earth and played the songs we liked to hear and surprised us with songs that we didn't expect to be played but had the entire wedding singing and dancing instantly! Ryan provided us with the music for our ceremony, cocktail hour and reception. He was the entire package! He was extremely accountable and responded to all our requests within hours up to the day of the wedding. I wouldn't go with any other DJ after using Ryan.
Reviewed On 1/10/2015 by Lauren M
Selecting Ryan Smith to be the DJ at our wedding was a crucial part of turning our wedding into a truly perfect evening. Throughout the entire process he proved himself to be an absolute professional and a truly great person. He was helpful thr...
oughout the entire planning process, always available promptly by email, and quick to offer great musical advice for our ceremony. Our wedding ceremony and reception went perfectly and Ryan’s efforts had a lot to do with that. We received countless comments about our DJ and we had a jam packed dance floor all the way to the end of the reception. We are extremely happy with our decision to work with Ryan and we would highly recommend him to everyone!
Reviewed On 11/03/2014 by M S
We contracted with Ryan for our daughter's May, 2014 wedding reception at Bryn Du Mansion. He was wonderful. The reception was held both inside and outdoors and the music was everywhere. He is very easy to work with and always accommodating. He...
is a particular favorite of the staff at Bryn Du.
The playlist was spot on, he incorporated requests and when the timeline got a little sideways he just rolled with it. Ryan and the music he provided was one thing I didn't have to worry about.
Because he is so good and so popular, book him early.
Reviewed On 7/31/2014 by Jessica N
Ryan was amazing to work with before and during the wedding. We communicated through phone and e-mail in a very efficient timely manner. He also sent us the songs we requested for review to make sure they were correct. I would love to work with...
him again for a different occasion and would highly recommend him to other brides.
Reviewed On 8/01/2013 by alyssa B
Ryan was great! He helped us with the order of the reception, which was very helpful because we did not have a wedding planner. He was also so quick about responding to emails or anything that we needed help with. I would definitely recommend R...
Reviewed On 5/14/2013 by Whitney S
We can't say enough good things about DJ Ryan Smith! We used him due to recommendations from friends and were very pleased with him! We've been to other weddings that he's DJed at and had a great time and he delivered at our wedding as well. He...
is extremely easy to work with and helped guide us through the whole process. He helped direct the entire reception and kept the night going smoothly.
Reviewed On 5/05/2013 by Elizabeth F
Ryan provided the sound and music for both our ceremony and reception and for less than other DJs prices. He responded to our emails in a prompt courteous manner,and even made great song suggestions when we needed some inspiration. He met with ...
us before the wedding to get our song selections and contacted us a few days later to make sure we didn't have any changes. He was an amazing vendor to work with, and we highly recommend.
Reviewed On 10/14/2012 by Cathy R
Ryan was great. He did the music for our ceremony, reception and cocktail hour, all for less than what many other DJ's were charging. He also provided lighting for our reception. Although we knew most of the songs we wanted to have played (or n...
ot played), Ryan provided really helpful suggestions. Thank you so much Ryan for making our day Amazing!
Reviewed On 9/30/2012 by Stacey H
Ryan Smith was definitely worth what we paid for him. I still have people telling me how much fun they had at the wedding. My sister is engaged and was thinking of doing a destination wedding but has now decided she needs to have a traditional ...
wedding. She said one of the things that has changed her mind was she loved the club atmosphere outside at night at the wedding. She said she had never had so much fun because typically she is indoors in a banquet hall with a cheesy dj...but she said ours was awesome. So she decided she needed to have a traditional wedding and not destination basically because our dj was great.
Reviewed On 8/08/2012 by Reva A
Ryan was a fantastic dj for us, start to finish. He handled the cocktail hour music and the reception music, with set-ups in two separate rooms. He also has his own lighting system for the dance floor, which made it feel like such a fun party...
. It was really important to us that people dance the whole time, and he did a great job of mixing his sets so that we really did keep people on the dance floor. We gave him a long list of requested songs and he wove in similar songs with those to create a really fun playlist. He was very unobtrusive and very professional the whole night, and was really easy to work with before the event. He's perhaps a little more expensive than some DJs, but it is absolutely worth every penny!
Reviewed On 2/07/2012 by Linda V
Ryan was great to work with and the reception went exactly according to plan! I would definately recommend working with him.
Reviewed On 12/07/2011 by kathryn s
Ryan is the best DJ EVAR!! We told him the music we like and wanted to hear on the day of and he made magic from there. We didn't give him more than 10(ish) specific songs for the reception and he went from there and created a mix for us that...
kept people on the dance floor the whole night. I had several guests come up to me and comment on how great the music was and that they loved that song that was just played! He was always great at getting back to us with any questions and definitely knows his craft. I hope that we can use his services again in the future. He was great to work with =)
Reviewed On 11/06/2011 by Dara D
Ryan knows how to keep the party going without hogging the show! He was with us every step of the way and kept us on track when we weren't sure what was next! He also went out of his way to find a special song that we dedicated to my brother. ...
He is a hidden jem among the sea of dj's.
Reviewed On 8/30/2011 by Meredith V
Ryan is great to work with! He was the perfect DJ for our wedding :) He knew what to play to get the crowd going and kept things moving right along all through the night! If you want someone who can take care of you and your guests Ryan is the ...
Reviewed On 6/23/2011 by Allyson N
Ryan was a great choice for our wedding DJ. He was very professional, and helpful. We had many compliments on his work, and would highly recommend him to friends and family getting married.
Reviewed On 5/30/2011 by John M
There is nothing more nerve racking about planning a reception than knowing your choice in vendor will not be truly validated until the night of the wedding. Ryan is the DJ you can put your complete faith into. Ryan works closely with you to ...
develop an evening of music that expresses your tastes as a couple. Ryan will take your opinions and offers his own without being overbearing. He is always quick to respond to your emails and is a font of knowledge. On the evening of the reception he provided music that took the reception along a storied path. The cocktail hour blended seamlessly into dinner and from dinner into dancing. Throughout the evening we received multiple compliments from the guests. Ryan helped guide the evening along its course. Guide, more than direct. Ryan was a wonder to work with and I wholeheartedly recommend him for anyone looking to make the music a memorable part of the evening.
Reviewed On 5/16/2011 by Stephanie H
My hubby and I are huge music fans, so finding the right DJ was important to us. We looked far and wide and finally found Ryan, and we are so happy that we did! We instantly knew he had a great sense of music but more importantly, on the night ...
of the wedding we learned that he also has a great sense of the mood of the dance floor. He had us ROCKING all night long! He played the random songs we requested, incorporated the wedding go-tos (but was careful to keep an eye on our too-cheesy list and didnt play those songs). :) He takes a very personalized approach to his work, making sure we were all on the same page before the wedding and checking with me before playing a song requested by our flower girls. :) Overall, I was incredibly happy to have Ryan playing the soundtrack to our perfect wedding, and I think our guests really enjoyed themselves because Ryan kept the party going until the lights went out! I didnt leave the dance floor all night, and this is thanks to Ryan. Awesome mood, awesome music, awesome DJ!
Reviewed On 5/07/2011 by Tiffany W
He was better than our wedding planner! He really cared what we wanted and he made everything run smoothly!
Reviewed On 3/23/2011 by Alison A
Ryan did such a great job at my reception. He played a nice variety of music so everyone from the teens to the grandparents hit the dance floor. He also respected my request for no hokey pokey or line dances. He was also a pleasure to talk w...
Reviewed On 11/19/2010 by Patricia H
I was worried about hiring a DJ, worried I would end up with a cheesy top 40 DJ, but Ryan was great. He was professional, accomodated our eclectic music taste, helped set the timeline of the evening... He did an awesome job and had all the gues...
ts dancing all night,...
Reviewed On 11/19/2010 by Jennifer B
Ryan is fantastic- he really takes the time to customize your music to fit who you are! So flexible! He helped us stay on track throughout the evening! Perfect dance music for everyone.
Reviewed On 11/19/2010 by Samantha A
Everyone at the wedding agreed that Ryan was the best DJ they had ever seen. The music was perfect, Ryan went above and beyond finding all the songs we wanted. He knows exactly what to play when. Also, we wanted a last minute change and som...
ehow he pulled it off! Ryan is the utmost professional, he was very easy to get in touch with and showed up to our meetings early! Couldn't have been happier with him!!
Reviewed On 11/17/2010 by Melody K
Ryan is the most professional DJ around. He listens to your music preferences and truly understands how to keep an event moving along. No cheesy stuff from him!! Quarterbacked our wedding ceremony and reception flawlessly. He also went abov...
e and beyond by mixing our 7 different (wedding party) receptions entrance songs into a seamless track. The value is exceptional as well. His prices are very reasonable, especially for the quality of his work. Bravo Ryan!!!
Reviewed On 11/03/2010 by Kelly C
Ryan did an amazing job. He played everything we asked him to and had a wonderful evening thanks to him. I highly recommend him!
Reviewed On 8/13/2010 by Therese S
Ryan was a pleasure to work with and very flexible. Everyone had a great time and all different age groups were up dancing for the vast majority of the evening. He was also a great liaison between us and the venue to try to explain what was g...
oing on throughout the evening. He was very professional but knows how to make sure everyone has a great time.
Reviewed On 8/09/2010 by Derek R
Ryan did such and incredible job getting our guests to have fun and dance. My husband hates dancing and even he was out on the floor the whole night having a great time. He's totally worth it!