Westphal Music wins Couples’ Choice Award on Wedding Wire


Proud to announce that Westphal Music has been selected for the 2014 Wedding Wire Couples' Choice Award! Many thanks to my awesome clients for their great reviews and positive feedback. I look forward to many more amazing weddings in the Finger Lakes (and beyond!). Here is some info about the … [Read more...]

Client Note for John Joseph Wedding

John Joseph Inn Wedding Thank you Card

The other day I received a thank-you card from a really sweet couple. I had played piano for their wedding and DJ'd the reception at the fabulous John Joseph Inn. Thanks for having me be a part of your day Kyle and Kalie. Congratulations! Dear Andrew, We cannot thank you enough for your … [Read more...]

John Joseph Inn and Elizabeth Restaurant

john joseph Inn

The John Joseph Inn and Elizabeth Restaurant is one of my favorite wedding venues in the Finger Lakes. This charming property in Groton, NY, was formerly the Rose Inn and was mostly destroyed from a 2004 fire. John and his wife Elizabeth acquired the property and did an amazing job restoring and … [Read more...]

When to Book Your Wedding DJ

So... You've booked the perfect venue for your Finger Lakes wedding. Now what? Many couples immediately start looking for the professionals that can help make their wedding a great success. Depending on your priorities, that might be the music and photographer. The best musicians, DJs and … [Read more...]

Wedding Ceremonies at Anabel Taylor Hall

Anabel Taylor Chapel Cornell

If you are affiliated with Cornell, there are some great options for planning a wedding ceremony and/or reception on campus. For chapel ceremonies, consider either the Sage Chapel or the Anabel Taylor Hall. Anabel Taylor Hall is located alongside Campus Road and was constructed in 1953. It is a … [Read more...]

Robert H. Treman State Park Weddings

Wedding Reception at Treman STate Park

Robert H. Treman State Park is a beautiful spot for a wedding reception. I recall a recent reception that I played at Treman Park that was quite involved. The day started with my playing piano for the ceremony at Anabel Taylor Hall on Cornell Campus. They had a nice vintage Steinway upright which I … [Read more...]

The Importance of Uplighting

I bring uplights to every Finger Lakes wedding that I perform at. It can transform just about any space--from ballrooms to marquee tents and I consider them a must-have. And don't just take my word for it, ask your photographer. Wedding photographers always thank me for bringing my uplights because … [Read more...]