What is the average price for a Wedding DJ ? Are some DJ prices too expensive?
Price for a wedding DJ
I recently took a call from a client wishing to book a disco and DJ for his Wedding Reception to be held at a top Wedding Venue in Orsett. In conversation I said that if he phoned around for DJ quotes they may vary wildly. I also asked about the price for a Wedding DJ at Orsett that he had been quoted for. He told me that they wanted £400 for a DJ for the evening – that the DJ himself would be paid £250 and the Top Wedding Venue in Orsett would pocket £150 for the referral! Whilst I can’t confirm this i’m not in the least suprised.
Another Top Wedding Venue in Braintree has lighting above the dancefloor area. They ‘hire’ it to you, and will only turn the lights on if you’ve paid them £135 ! That’s gratitude for hiring their wedding venue, paying out for the Wedding Breakfast and spending hard earnt cash at the bar.
Many venues attempt to make it harder for outside DJs to perform, asking for this and that paperwork, because the venues owners miss out on their commission.
What annoys me, seeing it from a Wedding Entertainers view, is that various Brides and Grooms are being exploited with inflated prices and large unnecessary profits. Add them all together and it’s no wonder Wedding Receptions are so expensive.
When you book your DJ try and deal direct with your DJ. Avoid paying too higher price for a Wedding DJ. Apply the same logic to many other Wedding Services that you may require and you could save a considerable amount when planning your Wedding Reception Party.
Having a birthday party or wedding and need a great Mobile DJ Southend area? Choose the right DJ and make sure your party is a great success!
Mobile DJ Southend – Planning your party
Booking the right DJ for your party can be tricky. There are many of us out there, all charging very different prices and giving varying levels of service. I have a few key rules when deciding on the DJ price.
Don’t pay over the top, pay a fair price.
Decide what kind of lighting you want – if you want a state of the art light show with the latest hi teck equipment, you may well pay £450 for a good DJ.
If you want an experienced DJ who uses good equipment and takes a playlist from you, and is glad to play what ever your guests request, then here I am!
Mobile DJ Southend area
If you need a Mobile DJ Southend area why not get in touch. I can give you a quote, have a chat about your exact requirements be it Soul Music, 80’s, Garage or a mixture of classics and party anthems. I have 6 other DJs covering the Southend area so I’m able to allocate the best man for the job if I’m already booked and you require an alternative quote.
Mobile Disco vs Resident DJ
Arm yourself with some quotes. Find out what other DJs are charging and ‘get a feel for them’ when you call them. Are you paying too much for your DJ? Give me a call, I’d love to hear from you!
Should you wish to see me in action, I DJ at Plazma Wickford every other Friday night so pop along – It will be great to see you!
I have the experience and enthusiasm to provide you with the best music, and get your guests up dancing all night long. If you need a Mobile DJ Southend just call me on 07802 195204 or 01702 200800
This is undoubtedly one of the most prestigious and unique Wedding Venues I have played in to date. Downton Abbey Hiclere Castle Wedding for Tracey and Greg.
Downton Abbey Hiclere Castle Wedding, Hampshire.
Imagine getting married in a castle! Having the whole place to yourself, enjoying your wedding day with acres and acres of grounds to roll your eyes at through the window during the Wedding Breakfast. Hiclere Castle, famous for the fictional setting for the TV series Downton Abbey was Tracey and Greg’s chosen Wedding Venue, and they chose me to DJ. Tracey has previously booked me to DJ at huge parties for the bank she worked for, with a string of high class venues including The Hilton Hotel Park Lane, London. The Grand Hotel in Brighton, and another in Charring Cross and Mayfair. Tracey wanted an amazing Wedding Venue and she chose Downton Abbey Hiclere Castle in Hampshire for this magical setting.
I found the entrance sign for Downton Abbey, and followed an incredibly long drive way past fields and rolling scenery, until suddenly, in the distance Hiclere Castle became very visible! As I drew up, I had to stop and take a picture! I only had my phone with me having forgotten to bring my camera! Above is the sight that greeted me!
Inside Downton Abbey Hiclere Castle there was a huge library which formed the room for the wedding breakfast, with woodwork and carvings on every wall. It made you feel like a King or Queen being surrounded by such opulence.
There was so much to look at inside Downton Abbey your mind couldn’t take it all in in one go.
Huge Gothic archways and the widest staircase i’ve seen swept down into the main hall. Big paintings on every wall, carved woodwork, endless archways. I set up the disco equipment, and while waiting for the speeches to finish, I was shown to my own private room and a waiter brought me a 2 course roast dinner cooked to perfection!
The bride and groom had their first dance, photographers and guests cameras flashed away, Downton Abbey Hiclere Castle was such an idyllic setting for a fairytale wedding. The dancing began, and I made my way through the three A4 page play list.
The whole evening went so quickly. The dance floor was packed for most of the evening apart from when the hot buffet was served. Understandably, people weren’t going to miss out on it having tasted the food earlier in the day!
Notably, the staff were all absolutely brilliant! Service was outstanding, everyone very polite, and not ‘stuffy’. Everything ran on time, everyone was well attended to, attention to detail in every way.
Geoff Grove, Wedding DJ at Downton Abbey Hiclere Castle for Tracey and Greg, 25/08/2012
While driving past The Lawn Rochford, I noticed their advert for the Lawn Christmas Party and it made me think..
The Lawn Christmas Party – Book Now
Whilst a staff Christmas Party at The Lawn might not be on your mind right now with the sun out and an ice cream in your hand, in reality Christmas is only 3 months away. To get the best combination of Christmas Party Venue and Party DJ you do have to book early. Seeing The Lawn Christmas Party advert made me realise how close the season of Christmas Parties is!
So if you want a stunning venue for your company Christmas Party, be sure to check out The Lawn Rochford, or if you are planning your own party scroll through my A to Z Venue list for all function rooms in this area to help you choose the perfect Christmas Party Venue in Essex.
If you are interested in obtaining a quote for a Christmas Party DJ in Essex please give me a call. I have excellent rates, with a choice of 5 other great DJs who work with me to ensure the best Christmas Party possible. If you privately hire The Lawn for your Christmas Party and would like me to DJ for you please call me on 07802 195204 or 01702 200800 and I will be very happy to give you a quote. The Lawn Rochford is close to where I’m based so I can offer you a great Christmas Party DJ rate if you do prefer to select your own DJ.
I can offer a music selection taylored to your specific needs, I’m more than happy to take requests from your guests, inject fun and a bit of sparkle in to your celebrations.
Wishing you a really Happy Christmas 🙂