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Wedding at Montauk Club Brooklyn NY

Brooklyn Wedding DJ

The Montauk Club is located at 25 8th Avenue Brooklyn, NY and this was our first wedding of 2013. Cocktail hour took place on the second level and the Bride and Groom hired a live musician to cover cocktail hour. There was an incident involving one of the guests as they made the transition from the cocktail room to the lower level reception room via the steps, which delayed the start time by approximately 45 minutes. Because of this, we spoke with the coordinator at the Montauk Club and after some time, they agreed to extend the reception to 11:00 p.m. This worked out great, and we did not have to rush anything.

DJ Cabo served as the MC and helped with the DJing, as DJ Ant rocked the dance-floor for most of the night. Kieffer placed white lighting on the dark-wood columns around the room, and red up-lights on the walls of the left room as per the bride. White lights work best with dark-colored walls. Below the photos you can find the timeline and music selection. This was a very fun reception, and we through the floor was going to give as the guests jumped and the whole room started to shake.

Order of Events:

Order Time Event
1 6 Reception Starts
2 6:10 Grand entrance
3 6:15 First Dance
4 6:20 Second Dance (invite everyone up to dance)
5 6:25 Marriage Dance (all couples asked to dance, asking those who have been together less than 5 years to sit down, then 10, then 15, etc until the people who have been together the longest are left- then given a small “prize”)
6 6:30 Seated for first course- Father of the Bride Toast
7 6:40 First course- Groom’s Thank you
8 6:50 Maid of Honor Toast
9 6:55 Second Course- Best Man Toast (Announce Photobooth is open!)
10 7:15 Father- Bride Dance
11 7:20 Mother-Groom Dance
12 7:30 Open dance floor (slow music)
13 8:15 Cake Cutting
14 8:20 Slide Show
15 8:25 Faster Dancing
16 9:00 Bouquet/Garter
17 9:55 Last Dance

First Dance:

  • “Everything has Changed” by Taylor Swift faded out after 3:12

Third Song

  • After the second song (“In My Life” Beatles) a Marriage Dance to “Love and Marriage” by Frank Sinatra. All married couples were asked to dance, then throughout the song ask people who have been together less than 5 years to sit down, then 10, on and on until the last couple is standing. They receive a “prize”

Toasts

  • Father of the Bride gives welcome speech/ toast as first course is being served
  • Groom gives thank you as first course is being eaten
  • Maid of Honor gives toast approximately 10 mins later
  • Best Man gives toast right after her

Music During Dinner

  • Non-Dance songs:
    • Lukey’s Boat by Great Big Sea
    • Basketcase by GreenDay
    • Wouldn’t it be Nice by the Beach Boys
    • Fairytale of New York by The Pogues
    • When Irish Eyes are Smiling by Bing Crosby
    • January Wedding by The Avett Brothers
    • The Show Goes on by Lupe Fiasco
    • Red Solo Cup by Toby Keith

Father Daughter Dance:

  • “My Little Girl” by Tim McGraw

Mother Son Dance:

  • “What a wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong

Bouquet and Garter

  • First- Groom Removes Garter “Apple Bottom Jeans” by T-Pain
  • Second- Bouquet Toss “Boys, Boys, Boys” by Lady Gaga (mainly the Chorus)
  • Third- Garter Toss “Girls” by Beastie Boys (second half of the song- after 45 seconds)
  • Fourth- Garter Catcher Puts Garter On Bouquet Catcher’s Leg “Push It” Salt N Pepa

Songs NOT to be Played

  • Anything by Rhianna (except Run this Town)
  • YMCA, Hokey Pokey
  • Anything too scandalous (use your judgment- ie no Fantasy by Ludacris, etc)
  • Nothing by U2, Celine Dion,
  • “More than Words”
  • Bombs over Bagdad

TO OPEN DANCEFLOOR: New York, New York by Frank Sinatra

50s/60s:

  • Handjive
  • Ain’t that a Kick in the Head
  • Hounddog
  • Oldtime Rock and Roll
  • Twist and Shout
  • Shout

Must Play:

  • Galway Girl by Steve Earle
  • Baby got Back by Sir Mix A lot
  • Fancy by Reba
  • Shameless by Garth Brooks
  • Paradise by the Dashboard Light by Meatloaf
  • I’d Do anything for love by Meatloaf
  • Don’t Hurry Love by The Supremes
  • Wonderwall by Oasis
  • Semi Charmed Life by Third Eye Blind
  • Run this Town by Rianna, Jay Z,
  • We R who We R by Ke$ha
  • Friends in Low Places by Garth Brooks
  • Where the Green Grass Grows by Tim Mc Graw
  • Livin on a Prayer by Bon Jovi

Last Song:

  • “I’m just talking about tonight” Toby Keith

Services Provided: Wedding DJ, Lighting, MC, Photo Montage

Wedding DJ: DJ Ant + DJ Cabo

Wedding Entertainment Coordination: Kieffer – Seward Park Tech

Location: 25 8th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217 (718) 638-0800

Music: Music from the 50’s and 60’s, slow modern songs, top 40, country, dance- rap, and a little rock.

DJ Ant DJ Cabo and Kieffer at Montawk Club in Brooklyn NY

 

Chocolate Wedding Cake at at Montawk Club in Brooklyn NY

 

Floor plan at Montauk Club in Brooklyn NY

 

Party Favors at at Montauk Club Wedding in Brooklyn NY
Sweetheart Table at at Montauk Club in Brooklyn NY
View of first floor reception rom at Montawk Club in Brooklyn NY

 

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