At Signature Entertainment it’s all about YOU and what YOU want for your wedding day! Through the hundreds of weddings I’ve been privileged to host, I know how to make yours great. How? It’s simple. Combine great entertainment, great planning, and a great wedding experience, and really listen to your wants and needs. My goal is to make your wedding reception the kind your guests will talk about long after the last dance.

Mike really puts his heart into his craft and went above and beyond to make sure our wedding was incredibly fun and memorable. The ceremony, cocktail hour, dinner, dancing, and even the pinata break – was top notch. All our guests had an amazing time. Worth every penny!

-Dana and Blaise, Allegheny, NY

Your fabulous wedding reception won’t happen by chance. Why? Because weddings are all I do. My focus is on helping couples, like you, have an authentic experience planning, arranging, and most of all, enjoying your wedding day. After all, it won’t just be the two of you. You’ll be surrounded by your closest friends and family… and that will be on your dance floor!

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If this sounds like the kind of wedding experience you want, then email me at [email protected], use the short form on this page, or call me directly at 716-684-9800 today!

Click to watch this short video to get an idea of just how fun, romantic and authentic your wedding can be. You can feel the emotions, the excitement, and the love.

Budgets are always a consideration for your wedding. Ultimately, what’s most important is the experience for you and your guests, the fun, the energy, the attention to detail. There are always cheap options, but if you’re like most of my couples, you want your guests walking away from your wedding having had the times of their lives. That’s what I can deliver for you!

Mike took the stress out of wedding planning! He pulled off a flawless event and worked hard to make sure that everything went exactly as planned! So professional, fun, talented, and reliable. We got so many compliments from guests about the DJ. Easily worth every penny!

-Hannah and Logan, Athenaeum Hotel, Chautauqua, NY

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Having your ceremony at your wedding venue?

Are you having your ceremony at your venue? You want to ensure that all of your guests can hear every word of your vows. With our professional ceremony sound package, we’ll entertain your guests with music while they wait, and then provide discreet, wireless microphones so every word of your love is heard. Wedding Ceremony Hour Pricing only $350

Here’s what you get:

  • Includes separate speaker/sound setup
  • Wireless lapel microphone for your officiant
  • Wireless microphone setup for the readings
  • Guest arrival music 30 minutes prior to your Ceremony beginning
  • Music for your Ceremony Processional/Recessional

Wedding Cocktail/Reception Pricing

To have me personally as your wedding DJ, from your cocktail hour through the last dance (up to 5 hours):

  • $1,495 (May-December Buffalo Area Weddings)
  • $1,395 (January–April Buffalo Area Weddings)

If you need more hours of coverage, you can add more as needed for an additional charge.

Getting married outside the Buffalo Metro area (Erie and Niagara Counties)? No problem, an additional $150 travel fee will apply for weddings in Chautauqua, Genesee, Wyoming, or Cattaraugus counties. Getting married in the Rochester area?

Looking to add dramatic Uplighting to enhance your venue décor and add that little extra flair?

Here’s all you get with our All-Inclusive Cocktail/Reception Pricing:

  • Relaxing Cocktail Music (great background music as guests enjoy conversation)
  • Grand Entrance – party lineups and coordination for Introductions
  • Full coordination with your Banquet Manager/Staff and Photographer/Videographer to keep everyone on schedule
  • Crisp Wireless microphone provided for all Toasts/Blessings prior to dinner
  • Top-Notch MC execution of Introductions/Announcements throughout the night
  • Timeless Romantic Dinner Music Selections
  • An incredible night of Dancing For All Age Groups
  • A night you will remember for a lifetime!

Let’s Make Your Wedding Special

You can e-mail me at [email protected], use the short form on this page, or call me directly at 716-684-9800 today!  Ready to book your Buffalo wedding?  Click our Check Availability button.

Wedding Uplighting

Color is an integral part of every wedding. So why stop with the linens and flowers, when you can transform your venue into an eloquent expression of your good taste with dramatic uplighting. It’s not only beautiful, it makes such a difference to the experience for you and your guests. We have a beautiful uplighting option to add to your wedding DJ package because we know your wedding will look great when everyone walks into the room. Spectacular Uplighting is only $395 to add to your special day.

I’d love to customize the lighting plan for your event tailored to your style. It starts with a tasteful treatment of wall and ceiling lighting that transforms even a plain hall into a palace. During your wedding, we’ll transform the lighting to match what’s going on at that moment. It will not only enhance the mood, but it can set the scene, whether it’s a romantic moment or time to boogie!

“I knew I wanted to hire Mike Setlock immediately after my first inquiry. Mike did an AMAZING job listening to our concerns on our wedding night and kept the dance floor going until the end. His online system made everything so easy during the planning process. Mike’s uplighting service really set the mood during dinner and on the dance floor and looked absolutely stunning.”

-Laura and Ryan, Delaware Mansion, Buffalo, NY

No matter the size of your venue, or the layout, we’ll bring enough, beautiful, wireless LED uplighting to fill your wedding with color. Click here to check my availability for your date,  or contact me at [email protected], use the short form on this page, or call me directly at 716-684-9800 today!

FAQ’s

That’s a fair question. I could go on and on about why I think you’d benefit, but I’d rather let my couples, people just like you, tell you their experience:

When you hire a DJ, you are looking for two different qualifications: an excellent DJ who gets the party started and keeps people on the dance floor and a brilliant master of ceremony who keeps track of events during the reception and makes sure everyone knows what’s going on. Mike performed both roles beautifully.

-Addie and Jason, Athenaeum Hotel, Chautauqua, NY

Yes… very much so. If you are having assigned seating, try to sit your older guests away from the speakers and dance floor. The volume will depend on the size of the facility. You don’t want your older guests being blown away all night. I take great care to make sure that it is not offensive but yet loud enough to generate energy and enthusiasm. Also, try not to position tables between the DJ and the dance floor.

99% percent of the time, wedding couples will provide meals for their photographers and DJs. It’s a nice gesture on your part and very much appreciated. However, if you wish not to, notify me a few days before the reception so that I can be sure to get something to eat before I arrive at your event. It’s a long day for everyone and nourishment is important. As far as alcoholic drinks are concerned, I have a strict policy against them.

Typically, couples pick 3 songs to be played during the Grand Entrance (songs for Parents, Wedding Party, and of course the wedding couple). The proper songs will generate a lot of excitement during the introductions and set the tone for the entire evening. You also need to pick songs for the special dances. One for your first dance, which will probably be “your song” forever, and 2 more for the Parent Dances if applicable. You will need a Cake Cutting song also. Sometimes couples like to pick the Garter/Bouquet song if they decide to include it in their program for the evening. There may also be a “special song” for the Anniversary Dance which is the celebration of the longest-married couple in attendance. As far as what you would like to hear during the dancing part of the reception, keep in mind that your guests’ tastes will vary depending on many factors, age included. A good rule of thumb is that you should select around 20 songs for dancing that you and your party guests can relate to. The rest is up to me to read the crowd and keep them dancing. Don’t forget to provide a Do Not Playlist so I know which songs (or artists) to stay away from.

YES!!! Uplighting is a great way to enhance your decor and adds to the excitement of your special day. Your photographers also love the uplighting as it adds to some amazing photos. Check out our wedding pages for more details.

Tipping is a matter of choice and completely up to you. Most couples do tip their DJ, especially when he does a great job of keeping your guests entertained and happy for the entire evening. When you tip a DJ you’re letting him know that he did do a great job and executed everything that you asked for in a professional manner.

Most wedding receptions which include Cocktail/Dinner/Dancing average out to 5 hours. If things are going strong after 5 hours, you could always extend your event an additional hour for $150 pending approval by the facility. Check out my Buffalo Wedding or Rochester Wedding page to find out more about how I can help you and your guests have the best wedding possible. Click on the Check Availability link to see if I am available for your special day. You can also e-mail me directly at [email protected] or call me directly at 716-684-9800 today!

Yes. I recommend it. Many people mistakenly believe we’re only about the music. That is not the case. As the DJ, I also coordinate timelines, announcements, speeches, and vendors. Cake cuttings, name pronunciations, speeches, and of course music selections are discussed in the final phone conference 2 weeks prior to the event. Our initial phone consultation when booking introduces you to our online planning system and a final consultation the 2 weeks prior to the event locks in all your key details. This gives our wedding couples peace of mind going into their special day. What’s the next step? Check out my Buffalo Wedding or Rochester Wedding page to find out more about how I can help you and your guests have the best wedding possible. Click on the Check Availability link to see if I am available for your special day. You can also e-mail me directly at [email protected] or call me directly at 716-684-9800 today!

Yes. By all means! A high percentage of our business has been directly referred to me by my highly satisfied clients. They are your best way to find out how good an entertainment company is. You can also see the Reviews on my company through sites like Wedding Wire & The Knot. You should know who you are dealing with before you hire anybody for such a special occasion. What’s the next step? Check out my Buffalo Wedding or Rochester Wedding page to find out more how I can help you and your guests have the best wedding possible. Click on the Check Availability link to see if I am available for your special day. You can also e-mail directly at [email protected] or call me directly at 716-684-9800 today!

Yes. A high percentage of our business has been directly referred to me by my highly satisfied clients. They are your best way to find out how good an entertainment company is. You can also see the Reviews on my company through sites like Wedding Wire & The Knot. You should know who you are dealing with before you hire anybody for such a special occasion. What’s the next step? Check out my wedding page to find out more how I can help you and your guests have the best wedding possible.

Yes. Without question and at no obligation. If you are still undecided after our consultation process, I strongly encourage clients to come out and see me perform. This gives you peace of mind and simplifies your decision. It is also a testament to the consistent product I put out for my clients. And of course, all visits are cleared with the couple whose event you will be viewing. What’s the next step? Check out my Buffalo Wedding or Rochester Wedding page to find out more how I can help you and your guests have the best wedding possible. Click on the Check Availability link to see if I am available for your special day. You can also e-mail me directly at [email protected] or call me directly at 716-684-9800 today!

Yes. How important is a great event to you? If you’re like most wedding couples, they are very important. And it is the entertainment that brings these dreams to life. Your entertainment MAKES the event. Besides, there’s no need to go with anything less than the best. When you compare apples to apples you are actually getting more value for your money. After all, entertainment typically costs less than five percent of your budget, but provides 95% of the fun. We also offer online payment with major credit cards for your convenience. What’s the next step? Check out my Buffalo Wedding or Rochester Wedding page to find out more how I can help you and your guests have the best wedding possible. Click on the Check Availability link to see if I am available for your special day. You can also e-mail directly at [email protected] or call me directly at 716-684-9800 today!

Yes. Signature Entertainment has been incorporated and in existence for the last 24 years. I am NOT a hobbyist! I take my business seriously and know the importance of what your event means to you. I will be around for many years to come because I am truly committed to what I do.

Yes. When you contract me to do your event, you will have access to my immense online library of music to choose your Priority Requests and Do Not Play requests. This can be updated right up to the day of your final consultation at your leisure. At the event, I will know exactly what songs to play and what songs not to play. If you need help picking songs, I am always available to make suggestions.

Most clients book me 6 to 18 months in advance of their event. Some dates may sell out early due to popularity and surrounding holidays (especially in the Summer and Fall times). Here’s a good rule to consider. If your wedding is in the May thru December time frame, 12-18 months. January thru April time frame, 6 to 9 months. When booking novelty dates like 10/10/20, the sooner the better. What’s the next step? Check out my Buffalo Wedding or Rochester Wedding page to find out more how I can help you and your guests have the best wedding possible. Click on the Check Availability link to see if I am available for your special day. You can also e-mail directly at [email protected] or call me directly at 716-684-9800 today!

Yes. Believe it or not, about 40% of my weddings are booked by out-of-town couples coming back to the area for their reception. Many banquet facilities recommend me to their out-of-town clients because of our attention to detail, and online interactive planning web page which makes it easy for couples to build their timeline and music requests. Remember…. at Signature Entertainment, it really is all about YOU! If you are an out-of-town planning couple, enter your wedding date in our Check Availability section You can also e-mail directly at [email protected] or call me directly at 716-684-9800 today!

Yes. I have thousands upon thousands of songs to complement any event. Because of my close ties to the music industry nationally, I have the latest music available before it reaches the charts and in a variety of genres. I also have a library of tunes that stretches from the ’40s to today’s hottest hits. In the unlikely event that you have a particular “special song” that I don’t have, we will accept an original copy (or mp3) from you prior to the event so that I can check it out and play it the night of the wedding.

Yes. All of my equipment is backed up (with extra laptops and speakers), but more importantly, it is thoroughly checked out when arriving at the event. Whenever possible, depending on the facility, the equipment for your event will be set up earlier in the day. And at Signature Entertainment, we go one step further than most…. I have backup DJs ready in the unlikely event that I am unable to perform due to sudden illness or those little things that happen in life when you least expect them. I know how important this event is to you and provide contingencies to make sure it is executed to perfection.

Yes. We accept VISA and Mastercard credit cards for your convenience and you can pay online securely through our website. What is the next step? Check out my wedding page to find out more how I can help you and your guests have the best wedding possible. Then click on the Check Availability link to see if I am available for your special day. You can also e-mail directly at [email protected] or call me directly at 716-684-9800 today!

Yes. my clients have a password-protected login to layout the specifics of their event and select their favorite songs online at their leisure up to two weeks before their event. Our clients absolutely love it.

Yes. We believe we have a reasonable price for the quality and services we provide. We think it’s a real value when you look at all you get for your dollar. Two phone consultations, interactive website, 24/7 customer service, insurance, backup and the list goes on and on. All for one great price. The only additional costs would be if you decide to use us for an onsite Ceremony Hour or have us travel long distances to perform. What is the next step? Check out my Buffalo Wedding or Rochester Wedding page to find out more how I can help you and your guests have the best wedding possible. Click on the Check Availability link to see if I am available for your special day. You can also e-mail directly at [email protected] or call me directly at 716-684-9800 today!

Yes. If you decide to book with Signature Entertainment, you will get a legal contract to sign that effectively protects you against any defaults in our agreement. This contract will be presented to you at your initial consultation for your review. Signature guarantees to hold your date for 7 days from the date of the contract, pending your signed return of the contract and a deposit of 25% of the contract price.

First off and probably most important, all DJ’s are not created equal! Experienced DJ’s tend to get more for their events because they are confident at what they do in executing events and delivering amazing outcomes. Experience really does make a difference. The cheaper the price, the more likely the DJ is a part-timer, hobbyist, or worse somebody who was literally JUST trained to do weddings. Certainly, you will be able to tell the difference in quality. And don’t overlook other key things like music sourcing, equipment upgrades, insurance, appearance and many other little things that go into a reputable business. You truly get what you pay for.