LOVED working with Beat Train! We are both really not crazy about most wedding DJ’s we’ve seen in action, but Elissa was the absolute best, we couldn’t have been happier. The whole Beat Train team was so responsive from the first email and really made the process leading up to the wedding stress-free. My husband and I were probably the worst because we have completely different tastes in music, but Elissa knew just what to do and offered her expertise on run of show etc. and absolutely killed it. We had a daytime wedding on a really hot day, so we weren’t sure if everyone would be dancing the whole time but she kept an awesome vibe throughout the day – we’ve been getting compliments on how awesome she was ever since!
Elissa of Beat Train helped make our wedding night as memorable as it could have been. She was always patient and helpful when dealing with us before our wedding, and made sure that our wedding night went smoothly. Beat Train was a pleasure to work with, as they were very helpful during the DJ selection process. Elissa was recommended to us based on our tastes in music, and she definitely exceeded expectations when setting the mood we wanted at our wedding.
Our whole experience working with Beat Train was great. We picked Elissa to DJ our wedding and she was great to work with through the whole process. We had a few video conferences planning sessions with her and she was prompt to respond to all emails including giving recommendations and coordinating directly with our venue to make sure everything was perfect the day of. The day of ended up great, she ended up playing alot of our recommendations mixed with a selection of other music that matched our taste perfectly. We received many compliments on how great a mix it was and she did a great emcee as well. Highest recommendation for both Beat Train and Elissa
Jake Nissen was the DJ for our wedding, and we couldn’t have been happier. He was AWESOME from start to finish! Jake met with us and really got the direction we wanted the music to go in for each part of the evening, and he spent a bunch of time up front preparing playlists for us to review and provide input on. He ticked every box when it came to playing music we really wanted to hear during cocktails, dinner, and dancing, and he read the crowd beautifully. We couldn’t have been happier with his work or his professionalism. Everyone at Beat Train Productions was fabulous. I’d use them again in a heartbeat.
Elissa was very professional and proactive, and not at all the typical “cheesy” wedding DJ we were looking to avoid. From when we booked up until the wedding she outlined the process and was checking in to make sure we were on track. We worked together on understanding our music taste and she nailed it. We got a lot of compliments from guests on the music.
I had such a great experience with Beat Train Productions, and I highly recommend them! Elissa was amazing from start to finish. We Face Timed a couple of times before the wedding in order to get to know her a little bit, and this allowed her to get to know our personalities and musical tastes. We submitted a complete list of the songs we wanted played for each moment of the wedding day. She totally knew how to read the crowd and select the perfect songs for each moment. The dance floor was packed all night long. I happen to think the music is the most important aspect of a good party, and you will not be disappointed if you select Beat Train. Thanks, Elissa!
We had a blast working with Elissa as she got to know us and our likes to throw a party with music that reflected us while still being very-much crowd pleasing. Prompt and super reliable, she made planning fun and when we hit road blocks or had no idea what to do for certain things (wedding party procession music, for example), she always pointed us in the right direction! Her execution was totally flawless and kept the night moving (literally!) with everyone dancing all the way to the very end. Beat Train came highly recommended to us and did not disappoint!
We were married in Beacon, NY earlier this month (Aug 2016) and absolutely loved working with Elissa from Beat Train. She was so responsive, organized, and really made an effort to get to know us. She’s also just really cool and I felt like I could trust her judgement – which definitely put me at ease! During cocktail hour we decided on a mellow indie mix that Elissa put together and it was SUCH a big hit with our guests. We had so many people come up and tell us they loved the cocktail music. The way she made announcements throughout the night was great too. We definitely weren’t looking for a “hype” DJ and her tone/style was really natural and upbeat. After dinner she really got people dancing too! Our dance floor was totally full and she did a great job of reading the room and transitioning between songs. She picked perfect songs that appealed to everyone. We also utilized Beat Train’s lighting services and rented several up-lights to decorate the space. They were great! Overall, we would highly recommend Beat Train and Elissa!
My DJ from Beat Train, Elissa Polansky was one of my favorite parts of my whole wedding! Right from the get go before the wedding she was amazing. She sat with my (than) fiancé and really spent time to find out what kind of a wedding we were having, what kind of vibe we wanted, what kind of music we wanted and what the guests would be expecting. She asked all the right questions and took notes. On top of that, she was cool, like, I kinda want to just hang out with you cool.
She was a total pleasure to work with! The day of the wedding she was a complete Rockstar. I can not even count how many compliments we got on the music!
She read the crowd like a magician and was somehow able to make the night flow along beautifully! I did not have a wedding coordinator and feel like without Elissa that would have been impossible but she was always there following along with the schedule we discussed beforehand making it all just happen. Everything was PERFECT! I seriously am such a lucky lucky girl for scoring such an AMAZING gal to DJ such a big night of my life.
THANK YOU SO SO MUCH ELISSA!!!!
We could not be more pleased to have worked with Beat Train – our DJ was Elissa P, and the entire process of working with them was seamless. We reached out to them because of reviews on Wedding Wire, and Elissa, who is also the office manager, responded very promptly and informatively.
Our wedding was a brunch/afternoon affair and we were concerned about hitting the right note, as with the crowd and the time, we weren’t sure how it would play out. Elissa nailed it! She gave us a very helpful sheet to respond to in advance and did a great job of incorporating our likes with the overall mood. Multiple guests complimented us – one older guest said “Thanks so much for the Sinatra! I doubt half the people here know him, but it was so nice to hear. A week ago I was at a wedding that was all rap.” But she got the group on the dance floor perfectly. And since you know it’s not a good party until someone gets hurt – a guest even sprained her ankle because she was so absorbed in the dance!
We can’t recommend Beat Train or Elissa enough – they definitely didn’t force anything onto us, try any crazy upsells or try and force themselves to be the center of attention as we’ve sometimes seen.
Beat Train was incredible! Their communication from first inquires to making last minute changes were always super professional and accommodating .
We went with Elissa for our wedding, and she was amazing! We were pretty specific about wanting more fun indie/alternative music with a million requests. She somehow found the time to play everything we wanted and surprised us with a good amount of music that fit our taste. I don’t think we ever thought it would be possible to have Justin Timberlake, Beach House, Pantera and Elvis Presley play at a wedding…but she made it happen so incredibly!
Vendors like Beat Train and Elissa made our wedding planning super fun and took a lot of weight off our shoulders. Everything sounded flawless, from the guest arrival, ceremony songs, first dance…not one hiccup or equipment malfunction. Thank you a million
Elissa was amazing. From start to finish she was flawless. She did a great job preparing, asked the right questions, understood what we wanted, was flexible and accommodating with our requests and all without being too present or over bearing, especially in the weeks leading up to the wedding. On the day of our wedding she was invisible (in the best way possible). We didn’t see her until we were lining up for the ceremony at which point she said a quick hello and confirmed a change in timing of a song because it was raining and we had a space change). Sidenote: we got married at a summer camp. It was POURING and we can’t imagine how challenging it was to unload and set up in the rain. Trooper).
During the reception, she had a great suggestion for our wedding party’s entrance, which felt natural and was well received. We had a buffet and without asking, she announced when each table could get up to serve themselves (something we didn’t consider). The music selection was awesome for our crowd and the mixing was excellent – the dance floor was packed all night (we think we may have even broken the floor).
We received so many compliments from our guests about her professionalism and talent and have and will continue to share her name and information with anyone looking for a DJ. Thank you, Elissa for helping make our day memorable and incredibly fun.
Elissa P was incredible throughout the wedding planning process, and the day of was just SO much fun.
When I first spoke to Elissa on the phone, she made me feel comfortable and answered all of my (many) questions. I realized right away that I wanted her to DJ and she was willing to come from NYC to Boston for the event. Her communication was stellar and she did not bat an eye at some of our offbeat requests. I was most impressed by her calm and collected approach which was refreshing after dealing with so much chaos in some other areas.
During the wedding, she played everything we requested, read the crowd like a master, and surprised us with some GEMS. The dance floor was epically packed all night and we got so many compliments on the music. Everything with her was just so easy.
I would highly recommend Elissa to anyone looking for a professional DJ who will make your day that much simpler while you and your loved ones dance the night away.
When we decided to have a summer brunch wedding, our biggest worry was that it wouldn’t feel as fun as an evening party. As soon as we met with Elissa, we knew she had great taste and would handle our wedding perfectly, but we were still blown away by how everything turned out! She is very easy to get in touch with and answered all of our questions, and she went above and beyond to set up early in two different rooms of our venue.
Elissa handled the music cues for our ceremony with perfect timing. When it came to the reception, she put together a great variety of music for our cocktail hour and dinner, and she made the announcements we needed elegantly. Elissa was an absolute genius at getting all of our guests onto the dance floor in the middle of the afternoon, and we got comments from so many of our guests about what a fantastic job she did. While we were on our honeymoon, my new husband and I even put together a playlist of our favorites from the day so that we could keep the dance party going in Cancun.
Beat Train Productions make a point of managing the music for events in a way that isn’t cheesy or cliched, and Elissa went above and beyond to make our wedding into the classy, cool, and fun event we were hoping for!
We had the pleasure of working with Elissa P. We researched many different entertainment companies — both DJ and live band alike.
We really wanted to get the music at our wedding right: from the ceremony, to cocktail hour, to reception. We had many genres of music that we wanted to implement to set the mood at every stage of our wedding. We also wanted to make it a memorable evening for a diverse guest list from rockers, dance music lovers, to retired relatives and friends. Now in our 40’s we have such a diverse music love, but absolutely love great dance music as former “club heads” from NYC and Florida.
When we came across Beat Train Productions we were impressed with their experience and track record. We researched the profiles of their DJ partners and reached out to Elissa for a consult. Beat Train Productions is so prompt, professional, and consultative they really won our business. It was so easy to work with them from Connecticut and business transactions were a breeze. After our first consult with Elissa, it was a no-brainer. Elissa collaborated with us to understand the best way she could make our day special. She touched based with us along the way from 90, 60, 30 days into the week of our wedding.
Elissa made our day very special and set the mood at every turn. She kept everyone moving throughout the night. We are truly grateful to have worked with Elissa she is a gifted artist.
Could not have been more pleased with our experience working with Elissa P. for our wedding reception and pop-up ceremony. She was so accommodating during our planning process, and seamlessly blended the desires of an 80s electronic music snob and a 90s dancing queen without missing a beat — helping us to create a night that was uniquely ours.
We received so many compliments on the music from cocktail hour until last dance, and she kept everyone on the dance floor for two hours straight. I would highly recommend Elissa and Beat Train!
Elissa P. was a fantastic DJ at our wedding. Leading up to the wedding, we had great communication with her about our vision. She was very thorough and flexible. On the day of, she was able to read our diverse crowd very well. Our 86 year old grandmother loved her and so did our 20-something hip NYC friends. At the end of the night, she gave the crowd a second wind and people didn’t want to stop dancing! We highly recommend Beat Train and Elissa to couples planning a wedding.
Elissa from Beat Train was so wonderful at our wedding. She sent us a list of the types of music genres we would like to hear at different points throughout the night. It was very detailed and everything was taken care of in professional manner.
Our family and friends had such a great time at our wedding and the music is definitely to thank for that. She loaded in her own gear and everything. She even fended off guests who requested songs that were on our Do not play list with grace. I can’t recommend her enough!
My wife and I had an unbelievable time with Elissa as our wedding DJ. From the onset, she was super friendly and easily reachable. Prior to the big day, we chatted several times on the phone and met in person to review our music preferences as well as day of logistics. She was easy to work with, well organized (not to be overlooked), and most importantly, displayed a fantastic music selection that kept our guests on the dance floor bouncing away all night.
Following the wedding, we had a number of guests complement us on the music. I would easily recommend Elissa and Beat Train to any one looking for some top shelf music entertainment whatever the occasion might be.
Elissa from Beat Train was absolutely fantastic; so many people complimented us on our music choices and to be truthful, she picked everything! We met with her once before the wedding so she could get to know our music likes and dislikes, and we immediately felt comfortable letting her pick the songs from a jazz-y cocktail hour to a good mix of 80s and indie for the reception.
Beat Train as a whole was extremely responsive and accommodating, and everyone we worked with were wonderfully friendly. I would 100% recommend them to anyone!
Our wedding planner, Sandy from In Awe Weddings found Beat Train Productions and we hired Elissa immediately after we met with her in person. She was so professional, yet approachable and was super flexible with us. We met with her in person twice before the wedding to consult with her about our approach to music and our vision for the day.
The day of the wedding was a blur but I do remember that our dance floor was PACKED all night. And one of our music snob friends commented that it was the best music he’s ever heard at a wedding, hands down. She did a great job of listening to our wants/desires and bringing them to life to create a very memorable evening! I’d highly recommend her to anyone looking to plan a wedding.
Elissa was the DJ for our wedding day and from the start she was professional, kind, prompt, friendly, and very open to hearing what we envisioned for our day. She worked with us in the months leading up to the wedding and each contact with her met and exceeded our expectations! The week of the wedding there was a small bump and Elissa offered and found an easy solution, which I really appreciated in all the last minute craziness!
On the day of the wedding she was able to handle an “unpredictable” guest in a professional manner and stuck to what my husband and I had wanted for our day. I highly recommend her for your wedding! Beat Train Productions as a whole was a pleasure to work with. Plus, they use electronic contracts which makes everyones life easier 🙂
My husband and I randomly found Beat Train Productions while scouring the internet for local wedding DJs, and I’m so glad we did! They were so great at communication and helping pair us with the DJ who matched our taste the best. We ended up with Elissa, who immediately understood our tastes and what we did and did not want. She was so great—excellent communication, helped us figure out timing for everything, worked well with the venue and our other vendors, and set everything up seamlessly. She was also great at announcing speeches and stuff like that, but didn’t make her presence the focus of the attention. We also thought it was just plain cool to have a young, hip woman as our DJ.
We got so many compliments on the music too! Many of the older guests noted their appreciation that the music wasn’t too loud for them, and the younger guests commented on how good the song choices were. Even some of the staff told us they really appreciated the music, and one specifically thanked us for not making them “listen to Lady Gaga for the 80th time” (we avoided top 40 in general). Our photographer literally said it was “the best” music out of all the weddings she’s ever shot!
Beat Train is terrific. We wanted our wedding soundtrack to have a cocktail/dinner/dance party vibe and a mix of a lot of different types of music. Elissa was great from start to finish. She was professional, friendly, communicative and flexible. The music was right on, and Elissa nailed it. We couldn’t have been more pleased, and our guests had a blast. We even extended the event an hour so we could squeeze ore dancing in. We have and will recommend Beat Train and Elissa to everyone we can.
We loved working with Elissa from Beat Train for our wedding. She was really easy to talk to about our music preferences – no judgements! – and she had great recommendations for what to play for an intergenerational crowd. We had a blast at our wedding dancing to the music she played — and several guests complimented us on the quality of the DJing afterwards. Couldn’t have asked for a better experience. Highly recommend!
After interviewing several DJ’s, Elissa, from Beat Train was by far the number one choice of my daughter and son-in-law. Elissa was amazing for so many reasons! She was prompt in responding to emails and phone calls and eager to provide quality service. Elissa is very attentive to your needs and truly respects and listens to your input as was evidenced by the music she played throughout the wedding. She did a great job incorporating our requests and made great selections that kept everyone on the dance floor. Our guests had an amazing time!
We were looking for a DJ with great taste in music that was outside of the traditional (sometimes cheesy) wedding DJ. Beat Train had a lot of good options and we absolutely LOVED Elissa. We’ve received so many compliments on the music, even a couple months after the wedding. In addition to the end result, the process was organized and well thought out.
Elissa is an awesome DJ and we couldn’t be happier! I really recommend using Beat Train.
When my husband and I met four years ago, one of our initial attraction points was our shared passion for music. After becoming engaged, we knew that music would play an important part of our wedding; as such, we sought out a DJ that could energize the crowd through strategic song selections, rather than through interruptive emceeing.
Looking back, it feels like Elissa and the team from Beat Train Productions was made for us. Throughout the process, Elissa was undoubtedly the most responsive vendor we worked with. She took time to work through each step of the reception with us, providing her feedback from prior experience, but allowing us to set the tone from a creative standpoint. The night of our wedding, we were blown away at what we heard; Elissa seamlessly worked in our eclectic song requests, but was able to read the crowd enough to keep all attendees happy.
In the weeks following our wedding, we received numerous compliments on Elissa’s set, specifically her keen ability to gauge the crowd and get everyone up on the dance floor. Elissa is highly organized, thoughtful and responsive. She played an integral role in the success of our wedding night, and we can’t recommend her enough!
My husband and I had the pleasure of working with Beat Train Productions NYC and DJ Elissa. DJ Elissa was AMAZING from the first email exchange, to our pre-wedding meetings, to our wedding day.
When searching for a DJ, it’s hard to know if he or she will be able to truly read the crowd and know how to play the right music at the right time. Our families were concerned the my husband and my music choices would not be appropriate for our extended family and grandparents … but Elissa knew how to keep everyone happy and she played just the right mix to satisfy everyone on our wedding night. I’m from the South and she was even able to work in songs from growing up that really made the night even that much more special.
Elissa met with us prior to our wedding and we sent her a long list of all the music we liked and didn’t like. Then, she spent the time to get to know us and our personalities so our special night was a true reflection of us. DJ Elissa read the crowd and played what she felt was best and truly everyone was happy and dancing all night long!
We’ve all been to weddings where the DJ doesn’t play the right music and its a nightmare … but with DJ Elissa, there’s no need to worry because she’s spot on and really takes the time to understand her clients needs and really helped us have a stress free, wonderful night.
We were overly satisfied with our experience and definitely suggest using Beat Train Productions NYC and DJ Elissa.
Elissa was a joy to work with. She executed our playlists beautifully, the music sounded great, and she provided her own recommendations that guests love. Even when I wanted some last minute songs added, she cued them up quickly. She mixes songs together and it was definitely different than any other wedding. Highly recommend.
Elissa was wonderful to work with. Not only was she prompt in all her communications, but she was super friendly and professional. She provided us a planner document that helped us think about songs and themes we wanted. On the day of the wedding, Elissa listened to our wishes and put together an awesome set. She also enthusiastically helped plan a custom music mix for epic father daughter choreographed dance! We could not have asked for a better DJ 🙂
We worked with Elissa at Beat Train, and she was easy to work with, always responded to emails or calls in a timely manner, and when it came time for our wedding, she did a terrific job. We gave her a sense of what kind of music we wanted, and did not want, and she took that guidance and turned it into exactly what we wanted on the day of our wedding. Everybody at the wedding was asking who the DJ was and where we found her, and we are still getting compliments today. We particularly liked her laid back and professional approach. We would recommend Elissa without reservation.
Elissa was awesome – exactly what we wanted. We had a tough time finding less traditional wedding music before finding Beat Train. First we had an introductory call and then Elissa met us in person to make sure she had a good feel for what we wanted. She was very thorough and I had so many compliments on how great the music was. She even worked with me to incorporate a REALLY old recording of a birthday song to play for my sister (whose bday happened to fall on our wedding day). All in all, I couldn’t have asked for anything more. Thanks Elissa!
From the beginning, Elissa knew how important it was to have our personality reflected in our music selection. She executed this wonderfully! Throughout the planning of our wedding, she was in contact with us. On our wedding day she made sure we had one less thing to worry about. The music was fun and very “us” and everyone had fun. One of our friends even told us it was the best music she’s ever heard at a wedding! Thank you Elissa for making this experience fun and less stressful.
After our venue, my wife and I probably spent the most time looking for DJs. We are both music-lovers, and it was very important to us to have a DJ who would reflect our tastes.
We ended up working with Elissa from Beat Train Productions, who was an absolute joy from start to finish. After an initial interview, I provided her with some sample songs and the timeline of the wedding and let her get to work.
The best way to save yourself stress and headaches when wedding planning is to find a professional whose work you like, and put your trust in them. Elissa was absolutely fantastic at our wedding, from timing the processional to getting everyone on the dance floor to dealing with those sudden scheduling changes that are bound to happen. I honestly cannot recommend her enough, and neither can anyone who was at my wedding – without a doubt, the music was the first thing people commented on!
Elissa at Beat Train did a fantastic job for our wedding and my wife and I could not have been more pleased with the end results. From meeting with us prior to the wedding and getting to know us personally and helping create a great song list with our input, Elissa really got the overall vibe we were hoping to create for our big day. I would not hesitate to recommend her for anyone hoping to have some great entertainment for their wedding or any other event. She will keep the party moving at a good pace make sure everyone is having fun, highly recommended.
I found Beat Train Productions through an online search and chose to work with Elissa based on price and availability. She also invited my husband and I to an event that she was working at to showcase Beat Train and other wedding vendors in the city. We immediately had a good feeling about her and her style of music so we signed up to work with her in full confidence.
Elissa was by far my most responsive vendor I worked with throughout the entire wedding planning process. She made sure I was on track with my music planning without ever being pushy and was always really flexible about setting up time to meet.
The day of the wedding Elissa played everything my husband and I wanted to hear and mixed in some extra songs based on our music preference. She took the time to get to know us and our style and it really, really paid off in her work. All of our friends commented on how great the music was and how it really made the reception into a dance party. I would recommend Elissa and Beat Train Productions to anyone getting married in the NY area!
Elissa doesn’t just play the music – she has presence and performance that’ll compel you to move and engage you. You’ll feel like a part of the show instead of just another person shouting over loud music at a party.
“I’ve booked Elissa to DJ a number of events, and there’s a reason I keep coming back to her. Not only is she reliable and professional, but she always goes above and beyond to read the crowd, adapt her set, and keep my guests happy. She’s got a good barometer for when to weave in more new and edgy beats vs. when to infuse some familiar back catalog, and it seems to keep the crowd moving. It’s nice to work with someone who has a sense of style without the ego that generally comes with it.”