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DJs in Middletown,

DJ Gary Whitaker, Strictly Entertainment

Serving the Hudson Valley
Middletown, NY
Services: DJs | Login to save vendor
(845) 726-3667
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4.7 out of 5
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  • 35 Reviews


    Justine

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  • DJ Gary was fantastic! He was very organized, easy to work with, communicative, and fun. He stayed in touch with us the entire time and was extremely well prepared. Made planning the day and reception super easy and intuitive. We got a ton of compliments from our guests after the big day about how fun and awesome he was. He did a great job of reading the room and keeping the energy at the right spot the whole night. Would definitely recommend.

    Katrina Pallik

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  • Our wedding was on August 3rd, 2019. We would highly recommend DJ Gary Whitaker for your wedding or any special event. He is very thorough, tentative to our requests, and professional. He had everyone out on the dance floor all night. Overall he’s a great DJ and if we ever need to hire a DJ again we for an event. We would hire him again without hesitation! Thank you Gary for making our special day a memorable one! Love, The Shellman’s

    Karen Schaper

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  • Our family has been using DJ Gary Whitaker for 20 years. With each new engaged couple in our family Gary is recommended every time and he never disappoints. He responds to emails quickly and is thorough in planning reception details and timeline. We gave him a list of songs we liked for both cocktail hour and reception and he filled in with similar songs that were spot on. The dance floor was packed the entire night with slow songs incorporated just at the right times. He was accommodating to our special dance requests and timing of the dances. We will be recommending Gary to all future brides we know!

    Elizabeth Kennedy

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  • Our experience with Gary was excellent!! He is very organized, efficient and friendly. All of my guests had a blast with the music. I would definitely recommend Gary to a friend, he is the real deal for sure—a true professional.

    Marissa

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    5 out of 5
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  • Gary takes his time to get to know you and always asks what you want. He is incredibly flexible and is willing to listen and change if need be. We had a problem with one of our other vendors before speaking with Gary and Gary put us at ease. His level of professionalism can't be beat!

    Andrea

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  • Hiring Gary was one of the best things we could of done for our wedding. He was recommended though a friend of his my parents had met at a wedding expo. He was so helpful and flexible since we were planning our wedding from Florida and we'd get married in NY. He was so helpful with making our playlist and really listened to what we wanted. He had great party favors that everyone loved! He even helped my Husband do a surprise song for me at the wedding. Gary was amazing and really gave life to our wedding!

    Gina

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    5 out of 5
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  • Gary was a fantastic DJ for our wedding. He responded right away and offered to come out to our house to meet with us. He was very organized and answered all of our questions. We were provided with very extensive lists of songs to choose from but he also let us provide him with a list of songs that were special to us and wanted played at the wedding. He followed up with us every once in a while to see if there was anything we needed from him and he even came out the day before the wedding to check out the venue so that he would know how and where to set up. We had an outdoor wedding on our family farm and unfortunately it ended up pouring that day. The field was muddy and on a hill and not the easiest to get to but Gary got there and was able to get his equipment there too without complaint and he made it a great time for us. Everyone commented on how good the music was and what a great time they had. Gary was great to work with and I would highly recommend him to anyone planning their... Read more

    Kim

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  • Gary was amazing! He got our guests on the floor right away and the dance floor was full all night. So many people told us that our wedding was one of the best ones they have gone to and Gary helped make our party one to remember.

    Ann

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  • We could not have hired a better Dj for our wedding. Gary was extremely easy to work with, responded to our emails and calls very fast and answered all of our questions. At the wedding he was professional, and polite. When it came to the music selection, we had a few songs that weren't common songs but he had no problems getting anything we wanted. Except for the special dance songs we barely gave any imput on the music and my guests are raving at how wonderful the selection was and how it was a great mix and got every single person to get up and dance! If your considering Gary, my advice is to book him before it's too late!

    Kerri

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  • Gary was great, he really understood who we were and what we wanted for our wedding. He was very professional, on time, well prepared and extremely reasonably priced. He was the first DJ that spoke to us like an adult. My husband and I have both previously been involved in weddings with nightmare DJ stories, but Gary put us as ease from the first time we talked to him and he proved to us that going with him, a self employed professional, was much better than going with a big entertainment company where you don’t know who is going to show up. We would highly recommend him to anyone.

    Arianna

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  • Gary is a truly amazing DJ. From he beginning meeting until the end of our reception Gary was there every step of the way answering any questions we had. Gary did our ceremony music which was beautiful and just what we wanted. For the cocktail hour and dinner music Gary took some artist suggestions and cake up with the most perfect music for the ambiance we were going for. When it came to the rest of the reception music, it was a perfect mixture of songs that got the whole place up and dancing for hours. Everyone commented on how great the DJ was! He truly made our wedding day the best that we could have ever imagined. I highly recommend Gary for any party needs, especially weddings.

    Patricia

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  • Gary was hired for my daughters wedding and I recommend him to everyone! Everything was FANTASTIC! I appreciate everything he did to make the day perfect. The music was spot on and I have nothing but fantastic things to say about Gary. When I say he made the day, I mean it! He made the day!!!! Thank you Gary we will call you again!

    Elizabeth

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  • The reason we initially chose Gary as our DJ for the wedding was because my aunt recommended him! He was the DJ at two of my cousins' weddings about 8 and 10 years ago! I remembered having fun and dancing at their weddings, so I gave him a call. Right from the start he was professional, yet personable as well. I mentioned my aunt, and he remembered the family and asked how everyone was doing; so nice! Gary gave us all of the information we needed, and was easy to get a hold of if we had questions. He 100% accommodated our taste in music! (I made a list of songs and gave it to him, although he also provides tons and tons of options with song lists he gives you as well). People (a mix of young and old) were dancing all night long! Many people told me how great the music was the night of the wedding. My mother also told me many people told her the same thing! Gary was a positive and energetic DJ. We were completely happy with our decision in choosing him. I am glad my aunt sug... Read more

    Stephanie

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  • Gary was so awesome in every aspect. He worked with us every step of the way. He explained in great detail how things work and what to expect, gave sound advice when needed. His patience with me was golden too, as I am sometimes terrible at responding in a timely manner. We are so glad we chose Gary, he really was a huge part of making our perfect day happen! Thank you Gary, you rock!!

    rachael

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  • Gary was wonderful to work with and I could not have asked for a better DJ. He was the DJ for my sister's and cousin's wedding therefore I knew his music selections were spot on and the favors were an added bonus!!! Gary was there for talk if I had any questions and responded quickly to phone calls and emails. He was pleasant and easy to talk to no matter what my concern was. The DJ was one of my foremost information parts for the wedding and he nailed it. I definitely recommend using Gary for your wedding!!!!!!
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