Selective Sound Entertainment & Decor Lighting

Cleveland, OH

About this Vendor

Do yourself a favor and DON'T let your guests down

Ever gone to a wedding and heard the same old music, saw the same boring reception formalities.... That WAS NOT us... Experience and talent is what you are getting from us to custom tailor your reception to be the one your guests won't stop talking about for years to come.


Price Range

$$$ – Moderate

Music Genres

Country, Disco, Folk, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Pop, R&B, Rock, Arabic, Indian, Klezmer, Latin, World Music

Wedding Activities

Ceremony, Reception, Wedding

Wedding Categories

MC Services, Recorded Music, Sound Equipment, Music, Audio/Visual Equipment, Equipment, Rentals + Equipment


Contact Info

7809 First place dr, Cleveland, OH (440) 516-0020

Reviewed on 9/21/2016 Jessica T

If you want your reception to go off without a hitch - I highly recommend JayR and his team at Selective Sound. We began our process meeting with JayR to discuss DJ, photobooth, lighting, etc. From our first meeting - everything was seamless. JayR was timely in responses, never... Read More left me feeling over or underwhelmed, professional and knowledgeable. Being a Bride who wanted to feel that nothing was left out of my day - JayR quoted everything under the sun that was a possibility to add into our day and we made decisions from there. We had uplighting, floor washes, GOBO's, pipe and drape, photobooth, dancing on the clouds, DJ and a sound system for our ceremony, (although I am sure I am missing something else SSE did for us!) Rick, our DJ, we met a few months before our wedding day. We gave him a very tall order. No requests, no line dances, club vibe from beginning to end! This was not typical for him as he said he usually likes to take care of the entire crowd for weddings and play songs from all genres and for every age group to appease every guest. We were adamant on him sticking to our wishes and he did! Literally - from after our first dance until the end of the night - there was not an open spot on the dance floor. It was bumping and packed the WHOLE evening. He played from our request list, songs that he chose, and even a few requests that ended up being perfect!!! Later in the night he played some 80's songs that made the very few people in their seats get on the dance floor. My uncles were happy! Seriously, could not have asked for a better DJ! He was timely with our evening, went in the exact order for speeches, dances, etc. He even played a hurricane horn which is an inside joke with my husband and his groomsmen! What DJ has a hurricane horn on queue?!?! It was everything we wanted our reception to be. If you want the best DJ, the best detailed oriented team - JayR and Rick from Selective Sound are your guys. Cannot praise them enough!!! THANK YOU!

2016-10-11T18:52:36 Response from the vendor

OMG we loved working with you guys. Our team is STILL talking about how amazing your reception was and I can't wait to see the rest of the pro pics. Best wishes to you both!

Reviewed on 1/25/2017 Jimmy W

The music was AMAZING the entire night. Several people commented that they have never seen a dance floor more packed in their whole life. Selective Sound made our New Years Wedding one to remember by doing an amazing half hour by half hour count down.

2017-01-25T21:54:41 Response from the vendor

OMG we had such an amazing time with you and your families. It certainly was a night to remember. Thanks for giving us the opportunity to be such a huge part of your wedding.

Reviewed on 10/26/2016 Mady S

We had the pleasure of working with DJ Danny for our wedding, which was about a month ago at this point. Danny was incredibly professional to work with. We met in person and went through all of the details. From the order of the night, to the way to pronounce everyone in the... Read More wedding's name - you can tell he truly cares about your wedding. He kept the dance floor FILLED with people of all ages, which made my husband and I so happy. He kept the night moving smoothly, didn't over announce and made sure we were happy to entire time. Also, if you have specific requests (songs you absolutely want played and songs you absolutely don't play) he will stick to it. We heard everything we asked for and didn't have a single line dance played :) HIGHLY recommend. We also rented a photobooth from Selective Sound for our wedding, which everyone loved! They provided us with an album of all of the photobooth photos, and people were able to sign next to their pictures too! It is a great album that we will be able to cherish for years. All of our guests said they loved it, and the staff person working the booth was so pleasant and fun - he even jumped in a few of the pics!! Selective Sound is the way to go. We looked at 3-4 other DJs and I am so happy we chose them.

2016-12-01T17:32:07 Response from the vendor

We are so happy you chose us as well! Wish we had clients like you every single day! thanks for all of the kinds words as we work very hard to please every single customer.

Reviewed on 2/01/2017 Taylor A

From beginning to end, Jay R made sure we were taken great care of. His quick replies, his reminders to keep the ball rolling and his recommendations made the planning process so easy. Top notch professionalism. The day of, Jay R and his staff made sure our day was perfect. Our... Read More guests had a blast and our tent and surrounding areas were lit up beautifully. What more could you ask for? Our guests are still complimenting on how much fun they had- and we have Jay R and the Selective Sound team to thank for that!

Reviewed on 1/17/2017 Dominica W

I highly recommend Selective Sound. We hired them mainly as a DJ, but also added on their lighting package, ceremony sound package, and photobooth. All aspects of their services were awesome! Jay R was very responsive and helpful throughout the whole process; just having him... Read More coordinate and manage all the details will keep your mind at ease. Our DJ was Mike, and he was great as well! He took the time to meet us prior to the wedding to get to know our tastes, likes, and dislikes, and on the night of the wedding he was a fun DJ/MC! We had many guests mention how entertaining he was. Ask for him if you can!

2017-01-17T20:12:50 Response from the vendor

Mike still talks about how much fun he had! You guys were great to work for and we appreciate how quick you were to respond to our questions!

Reviewed on 1/09/2017 Paula Z

Jay R did a great job making sure our guests didn't stop dancing! He listened to all of our ideas and made some great suggestions to add to our night. I would definitely recommend Jay R and Selective Sound!

2017-01-17T20:12:12 Response from the vendor

We had such a great time! Wish the night would have lasted a bit later.. Thanks for having us for such an integral part of your big day. Hope to see you around soon!

Reviewed on 11/21/2016 Amanda L

Holy cow, Jay R was INCREDIBLE!! The dance floor was packed all night long. Our guests kept commenting on how awesome the party was and we didn't want it to end! Highly recommend Selective Sounds for your wedding. Amazing, amazing, amazing.

2016-12-01T17:30:37 Response from the vendor

We didn't want the party to end!!! Thank you for doing all of your pre-homework as our meetings ended up being a breeze and that made everything go soooo smoothly.

Reviewed on 10/31/2016 Katie K

We had Selective Sound as a part of our big day on 10/22. They were incredible to work with from the beginning of the process to the end. We were worried about acoustics in our venue (Cleveland City Hall) and Jay R was so knowledgeable and set our minds at ease. We used their... Read More up-lighting as well which made our venue look incredible. We worked with Brian as our DJ and we was incredible as well. He was a great help in setting our timeline and kept things moving efficiently all night long. The dance floor was never empty, and everyone had an amazing time. I cannot recommend this company enough for your wedding day. They are true professionals who will make your night perfect!

2016-12-01T17:31:24 Response from the vendor

Brian keeps talking about your wedding! I loved seeing the pictures! Thanks for having Selective Sound be such a big part of your special day!

Reviewed on 10/26/2016 Stephen D

They did an amazing job! Everyone and everything was professional and top notch. They made our wedding day perfect.

2016-12-01T17:32:24 Response from the vendor

Thank you for your kind words. Best wishes!

Reviewed on 10/24/2016 Brad K

Kenny G was awesome!!!

2016-12-01T17:32:38 Response from the vendor

Kenny had such an amazing time at your reception

Reviewed on 10/11/2016 Ali H

DJ Marcus was phenomenal. His communication prior to our wedding, made the day perfect. Marcus even took a request for the dreadful chicken dance (begged from uncles) and put a fun twist on it. This made every person at the reception turn their heads and laugh so hard. He... Read More listened to us, and most of all read the crowd better than any DJ i have ever witnessed. Our dance floor was PACKED all night long. Request DJ Marcus if you go with Selective Sound Entertainment. P. S. --lighting = absolutely perfect, and breath taking. Photo booth = great personnel , but no props for the basic package.

2016-10-11T18:55:51 Response from the vendor

So great to see these reviews come in about Marcus.. he takes so much pride as we do in making your big day, exceed every expectation. While most companies re-use a bunch of hats as props, over and over again at many weddings through the... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 9/20/2016 Annie

We went with selective sound pretty early in our wedding planning process because they were the preferred sound company for our venue and upon doing research we've seen a lot of good things about the company. We are still amazed at the level of service we actually received. We... Read More were contacted plenty of times throughout the process to make things easy and every one of our needs were met to the highest of standards. We had Marcus as our DJ and it couldn't have gone better. Marcus supplied us with plenty of great times, his music selection was so on point and timely. I couldn't have done or scripted it better myself. He was a great host/mc and even was nice to all of our needy (and crazy) guests. It's been a month since our wedding and I still have guests telling me how awesome our DJ was and I've refered him to several people. Thanks again Marcus, you helped make our wedding unforgettable!

2016-10-11T18:57:33 Response from the vendor

So awesome to see this review! He loved working with you guys and I got a sneak peak at a few pictures he took. best wishes to you both!

Reviewed on 8/11/2016 Caitlin R

Jay R was absolutely AWESOME. The process from start to finish and the actual event was seamless. The dance floor was packed the entire time and he played the perfect blend of music to keep the crowd engaged. Out of all of my vendors I would say Jay R was one of the best if not... Read More the best investment we made. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a DJ in NE Ohio.

2016-10-11T19:20:02 Response from the vendor

Thank you for your kind words. WE take immense pride in what we do and reviews like this, make it show! Best wishes to you both and we hope to see you at some upcoming receptions.

Reviewed on 8/09/2016 Julia T

Easily one of our best wedding vendors! From the early stages of planning to last minute details Selective Sound was amazing. I worked with Jay R and Danny, they are great people. So helpful and easy to work with. I especially appreciated their timely responses to texts, emails... Read More and calls. Our dance floor was packed for our entire reception and the uplighting was gorgeous and transformed the room!

2016-08-10T20:25:35 Response from the vendor

So happy for you and your husband! Danny was very happy with the way everything turned out and the pictures look amazing! Look forward to seeing you guys and future weddings again! Thanks for trusting Selective Sound on one of the biggest days of your... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 7/25/2016 Erin S

Tony was our DJ for our wedding on July 9th and he was AMAZING! From the ceremony to the cocktail hour and onto the reception he kept the party hopping. We could not be more appreciative of everything he did to accommodate our needs. Working with Tony from the start helped to... Read More make our process easy. We found the music we wanted and planned out the details. He was extremely helpful and attentive to our wants and needs. Not enough can be said about how wonderful him and his set-up guy were!! We would recommend Selective Sound Entertainment (Tony, especially) to anyone who wants a fun and interactive DJ with a great attitude! Thank you for making our wedding day perfect! Erin & Aaron

2016-07-26T16:17:44 Response from the vendor

It was truly our pleasure to entertain for you guys. DJ Tony was so happy to work with you and had a great time! We certainly hope to run into you again at one of your friends/relatives weddings real soon.

Reviewed on 6/07/2016

DJ Christian was a pleasure to work with! He met with us prior to the event to gather the songs we liked for our reception, and we were very happy with both the dinner songs and the dance floor songs he played. He kept everyone on the dance floor until the last minute of the... Read More reception. We received many compliments on the quality of the music during and after our wedding. The only hiccups occurred during the family and bridal party introductions at the reception location. The bride's parent's last name was pronounced incorrectly and had to be corrected via one of her parents shouting the correct pronunciation. Also, a bridal party couple was introduced twice, right before the bride and groom introductions, creating an awkward pause and some confusion among the bridal party. When the bride and groom were finally introduced, it was as "Mr. and Mrs., Dr. and Mrs." also leading to some awkwardness at the outset of our entrance, and a little hesitation and concern on our part that the rest of the night would go smoothly. Our concern was unfounded, however, because the music and the rest of the services were absolutely perfect. Aside from wishing there was a little more preparation for the wedding introductions, we loved every minute of Selective Sound's services. We also purchased and recommend the uplighting services that they provide, which created excellent ambiance both during dinner and on the dance floor. Overall we'd recommend Selective Sound to friends and family, perhaps with the caveat to double check those introductions.

2016-07-21T12:35:29 Response from the vendor

Was so glad to hear that your reception went very well. Appreciate the input as we do share it with all of our DJ's and MC's.. Hope to see you again in the future and appreciate you taking the time to review us.

Reviewed on 6/05/2016 Amber B

AMAZING! our guests will not stop talking about our reception. Jay R was the best! He had some fun ideas to get the guests up and having fun! Our guests partied until the lights came on. No one was ready to leave. We are extremely lucky that we found such a great company to work... Read More with! Thank you :)

2016-07-21T12:37:05 Response from the vendor

I had soooo much fun working with you guys. Wish the night would have went on for another few hours.

Reviewed on 6/05/2016 Samantha T

Our DJ Jay R and Selective sounds were absolutly incredible! From the very first meeting we had to the wedding reception everything went so smoothly. Jay R took the time to listen to us and help us incorperate everything we wanted to at the reception. He is a super nice guy and... Read More very professional. He kept the dance floor packed all night and knew exactly what music to play and when to play it. We have gotten so many compliments from guests that were at our Wedding on what an amazing DJ we had. They did a great job with the uplighting as well. It made the venue look very beautiful. We also rented a photo booth through Selective Sound and that was a big hit ! The photobooth attendant was very professional and fun and helped all of our guests with the photobooth. We would reccomend Jay R and Selective Sounds to ANYONE for their wedding.

2016-07-21T12:38:10 Response from the vendor

You guys were fantastic! We certainly love what we do, when we work with couples like you! Congrats!.

Reviewed on 6/05/2016 Joshua S

Best DJ in Cleveland. We had JR for our wedding and he had everyone on the dance floor the whole night! Very easy to work with in the planning process and even helped us choose songs to use for the wedding party entrance and bride and groom entrance. We also got the video... Read More package and the photo booth. They had a ton of props to use which made the photos turn out hilarious! I would highly recommend him if you want your reception to be awesome!

2016-07-21T12:38:48 Response from the vendor

We almost hit a record with your guests going into our photobooth! It was such a great night.

Reviewed on 5/26/2016 MaryKate R

We had DJ Brian and we were very dissappointed. We spent a few hours filling in the online paperwork only for him to change or ignore most of it when we met with him! He came off as very arrogant and really talked down to us. I get it, it is our first wedding but if we want to... Read More do a receiving line, let us do it without trying to tell us how worthless this portion of the reception is. We had a huge problem with the cake cutting as well. We wanted to do it the traditional way, after dinner. He wanted to have it before dinner after toasts! He kept trying to convince us otherwise, so we said fine just put it after toasts. He had the audacity to look at us and go "I want you to tell me this is what you want." And we said " No, because this isn't what we want." We checked with our reception hall event coordinator and she said she couldn't accommodate the cake cutting before dinner because of staffing. We literally had to send him three emails and a voicemail over the course of a month for him to acknowledge this change of schedule. The only redeeming quality is that he played good music. Our dance floor always had people on it. Otherwise, this vendor was a pain to deal with.

2016-07-21T12:41:21 Response from the vendor

We certainly appreciate your input on this matter. I had spoken with the venue and they said that guests danced the entire night and everyone had an amazing time. This is the first we are hearing of your opinions as nothing was brought to our... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 3/24/2016 Brad & Melissa H

Jay R and his team were out-of-this-world amazing! We utilized them for DJ servies, lighting, sound ... you name it and they hit it out of the park. They even went the extra step to surprise my bride with a special musical guest and it turned out amazing. Would recommend... Read More Selective Sound team to anyone that needs a truly professional, first-rate company to work with to bring their wedding to another level.

2016-07-21T12:41:58 Response from the vendor

This wedding will go down in history for the one that I wish would have never ended!!!!! Can't wait to meet your little one and hope to keep in touch.

Reviewed on 3/23/2016 Greg M

They did an AMAZING job. So glad we choose them for our special day!!

2016-07-21T12:42:20 Response from the vendor

Hope you both had as much fun as I did. Guests never stopped dancing.. Wow, what a night.

Reviewed on 2/21/2016 Omar S

So when we went to speak with Selective Sound we talked with JR and he was fantastic and was the reason we went with the company. Initially we thought he would be our DJ. However, they assign a DJ to your wedding. Our DJ was Rich and unfortunately things from this point did not... Read More go as smoothly. His interactions and lack of communication with us made the process much more stressful then needed. He couldn't help us pick songs for our special dances. He got the pronunciation of our last name wrong. He played music we asked specifically he not play. He didn't play a song we said was a must play. He was difficult to hear when he made announcements. The dance floor was packed the entire evening but some of that may have been my wife and I spent the entire evening dancing no matter the music. After we made Selective Sound aware of these problems after our wedding they were great in responding to us. They did their best to make up for what was lacking in our wedding. I would be willing to use them for another function as long as there is a different DJ. My wife is a little more skeptical.

2016-07-21T12:43:52 Response from the vendor

We indeed appreciate your input and review on this matter. As you know we did handle this internally. I was glad to hear that the dance floor was packed all night long and everyone had an amazing time. Thank you again.

Reviewed on 2/05/2016 C L

First of all, Marcus is an AMAZING DJ. He was excellent to work with and we had a blast the entire night. He kept the hype up and entertained our guests. He listens to your recommendations and really works with you to make sure your playlist is ready to go before the wedding. He... Read More even worked with the Selective Sound staff to coordinate a social-media social cast throughout the night. Our guest's photos were displayed. It was awesome, and so many people participated, we now have tons of extra photos for our albums. The only reason I am not giving this 5 stars is that the lighting was very expensive. We also paid for a "dancing on the clouds" effect for our first dance, and it did not work at all. If you utilize Selective Sound, I recommend requesting Marcus to DJ... but if you are on a budget- be careful of the lighting costs.

2016-02-11T17:45:51 Response from the vendor

Thank you so much for your feedback. Marcus and Turner are still talking about how much fun they had working with you guys and on your wedding night. We had so many compliments from the 9 on how amazing the room looked with all of... Read Less Read More


Reviewed on 1/06/2016 Amanda d

The whole night was awesome. Everyone was dancing and having fun and the night flowed perfectly!! Thanks Selective Sound!