Wedding DJs for Hire Near You

Our handpicked selection of Wedding DJs near you are here to keep your guests dancing from 'I do' to the last dance. Looking for romantic ballads? Got it. How about a night of party anthems? No problem. Fancy something a bit off the beaten path? We've got a DJ for that too. Our Wedding DJs near you know the score - they'll read the room, set the mood, and keep the good vibes flowing all night long. Our list of 360 Wedding DJs is easy to browse and packed with all the info you need - whether your venue is a countryside barn or a sophisticated city hotel, you'll find the perfect DJ right here. We're here to make sure your special day is unforgettable - one beat at a time. Let Encore be your partner in creating a soundtrack for your love story near you. Get ready to dance, laugh, and celebrate the night away!

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View profileDJ MRBECKZ
Greater London

Accomplished Multi-Genre Wedding & Events DJ that brings the vibe. Clients include: Royal Albert Hall, NHS, Mercedes-Benz, WeWork, Amazon.

Typically booked for:

£350 - £650

"DJ MrBeckz was amazing! He understood exactly the needs I had for the event and what I wanted the vibe to be! I was really happy with his communication and how we..."

Samantha, Birthday party, Jan 2024
View profileJodie Yang - Cooper

Highly Recommended Female Singer DJ - LIVE vocals while DJing at the same time! Playing the best floor fillers, party and club classics

Typically booked for:

£625 - £815

"Jodie was brilliant, although we had given her a list of very random songs to play, she was able to mix these with other songs that we loved from a wide range of..."

Alayna, Birthday party, Nov 2023
View profileDJ Andrew Marston

BBC Presenter • Video DJ • Music Producer • Piano & Synth | "The BBC DJ that discovered chart-toppers Ellie Goulding, Becky Hill & 220 Kid”

Price available upon request. Click belowhere to get a quote.

"Excellent! Andrew was very professional and also flexible. The guests had so much fun and he was a true pleasure to work with. Would definitely request again! "

Erin, Private event, Apr 2024
View profileMiss Velocity

Top party DJ playing all styles of party music to get people dancing all night long! Happy to take requests on the night.

Typically booked for:

£500 - £800

"Miss Velocity brought great energy to the dancefloor at our wedding night and judged the crowd really well during her epic 6 hour set. We booked at short notice..."

Edward, Wedding, Apr 2024
View profileMartin John
Chatteris

I am a full-time professional DJ, singer, guitarist & pianist. DJ or live musician or both - perfect for any occasion!

Typically booked for:

£180+

"I booked Martin for my husband’s 40th and he was absolutely amazing from start to finish. I wouldn’t hesitate to book him again. He kept the party going all night,..."

Sarah, Private event, Mar 2024
View profileDJ Paula Frost

Top Female DJ! A skilled and specialised DJ with 6 years experience & 5* reviews. DJ Paula is a staple on the UK wedding & party scene.

Typically booked for:

£650+

"Paula was great at our wedding, we had such a good time, as did our guests!"

Jack, Wedding, Nov 2023
View profileDJ*Tea
London

From The Dorchester Mayfair, London to EU Resorts with House, Pop, Rock, 90s Hits, Garage + more! DJ Tea brings parties to the dance floor!

Typically booked for:

£375 - £625

"Tea did a great job as our wedding DJ in October 2023, the dance floor was never empty and she absolutely brought the party vibes! Couldn’t have asked for more...."

Philippa, Wedding, Dec 2023
View profileAlex Frost

DJ and producer playing everything that feels good!

Typically booked for:

£3750+

"I booked Alex for my partner’s 40th birthday and he was fab. He arrived on time, was very polite and professional, and most importantly, was a fantastic DJ. He..."

Sophie, Private event, Jul 2023
View profileVik Toreus
London

EXCEPTIONAL MULTI-GENRE DJ. AWARD-WINNING, PERFORMED IN OVER 30 COUNTRIES, A-LIST CELEBRITIES, PRESTIGIOUS UK VENUES AND MEMBERS CLUBS.

Typically booked for:

£500 - £700

"DJ Vik was the BEST to work with. We needed him to act as our Voice of God for a corporate event but still bring the fun. He was super easy to work with, very..."

Mikaela, Corporate event, Apr 2024
View profileLindy Layton
Richmond

Londons finest multi genre DJ. Toured with Moby,Fatboyslim,Chemical brothers and anymore .From festivals to the finest events on the planet.

Price available upon request. Click belowhere to get a quote.

"Absolutely fantastic, the dance floor loved the set!"

Maximillian, Private event, Mar 2024
View profileDJ Ewan
London

Filling the dancefloor is what I do. 🕺💃🏼I bring the party to weddings and events weekly and I come with DJ booth, decks, PA & lights ✅✅✅

Typically booked for:

£553+

"Ewan was excellent he had the dance floor heaving for pretty much all of he night, read the room and the mood brilliantly - Thanks "

nikki, Private event, Jan 2024
View profileAdam Fraser

I have worked with Coutts,BBC,Kantar World Panel amongst others providing a dj for parties,award shows, charity events please get in contact

Typically booked for:

£350 - £450

"Adam was absolutely incredible, and absolutely killed our wedding reception! He communicated really well throughout, and was willing to help us out before his set,..."

Natali, Wedding, Nov 2023
View profileDJ Knight
London

DJ KNIGHT is an internationally renowned open format DJ & Host. He has played for Idris Elba, Stella McCartney, Davina McCall and more

Typically booked for:

£500 - £1000

"Great DJ, he did 90s era which is exactly what was requested"

Kelly, Private event, Sep 2021
View profileBen Prescott
Taunton

Named 'Best Wedding DJ in Somerset' at The Hitched UK Wedding Awards

Typically booked for:

£400 - £570

"Ben was organised, polite, accommodating of our needs & engaging. We were very happy with him."

Corrie, Hotel / Restaurant event, May 2023
View profileDJ Will
Manchester

Upbeat energetic wedding & party DJ

Price available upon request. Click belowhere to get a quote.

"We booked Will to be the DJ at our wedding. He did a great job and had everyone dancing. Was also very helpful beforehand in planning what genres of music we were..."

Matthew, Wedding, Apr 2024
View profilePharaoh Rocher

From Motown & Northern Soul to Pop & 90s RnB, book Pharaoh Rocher now & get everyone dancing at your wedding, private or corporate event

Typically booked for:

£450 - £675

"A delightful set from Social Season. My wife and I were really pleased and lots of the guests commented how good they were. Would rcccomend to anyone."

James, Wedding, Jul 2018

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“Danny couldn't have been more helpful in the leadup to the wedding. He was accommodating and professional, and the music on the day was great! Would definitely book again for future functions. ”

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Madie hired DJ JD for a Wedding

“Absolutely brilliant, will definitely book again for any future gigs, we played all the tunes we loved, plenty of requests, took pictures too! Can't give 6 stars so 5 will have to do.”

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Russ hired DJ Nostalgia for a Wedding

“We had Teesside entertainment for our wedding. Ian arranged a video call so we could go through the day with him. Ian was brilliant on the night , he kept the dance floor busy and played a really good mix of songs. Thanks again would highly recommend! He arrived with plenty time to set up. Ian kept coming over to check the music choices were okay with us. ”

3 April 2024
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Hayley hired Teesside Entertainment Group for a Hotel / Restaurant event

FAQs about hiring Wedding Djs in the UK

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Do I need a DJ for my wedding?

Whether you need a DJ, over say, playing music from your phone or laptop depends on factors such as your budget, wedding size, and atmosphere you want to create. However, DJs are popular for weddings for good reasons - they’re versatile, engaged musicians who are well-versed in adapting their sets for different parts of a wedding. Pros of hiring a DJ: - A DJ can help you set the tone for your wedding and keep the party going all night long. They can play a variety of music genres to appeal to all your guests, and they can also create custom playlists for different parts of the reception, such as cocktail hour, dinner, and dancing. - A DJ can also provide emcee services, such as announcing the bridal party, introducing the cake cutting, and making speeches. This can take a lot of stress off of you and your wedding party, and it can also help to keep the reception running smoothly. - A DJ can bring their own equipment, which can save you the hassle of setting up and taking down speakers, turntables, and other sound equipment. They can also help you with lighting and other décor effects. Cons of playing music from a phone or laptop: - Unless you or someone you know is well-versed in managing sound systems and playlists, you might run into technical difficulties such as sound quality and unexpected glitches. - A professional DJ comes with their own equipment and knows how to set up and manage it effectively. If you're using your own device, you'll need to consider sound system requirements, ensure compatibility with the venue, and handle setup and breakdown yourself. - If you're using a personal device, there's a risk of interruptions, such as phone calls, notifications, or technical issues like the device going to sleep. This can disrupt the flow of the music during crucial moments.

Should I hire a DJ or a band for my wedding?

Choosing between a DJ and a live band for your wedding depends on your preferences, budget, and the atmosphere you want to create. Hire a wedding DJ if you'd prefer: 1. Variety of Music: DJs can play a wide and large selection of music, accommodating diverse musical tastes and genres. 2. Budget: DJs are often more budget-friendly than live bands, making them a cost-effective choice. 3. Space: If your venue has limited space, a DJ requires less setup room compared to a live band. Hire a live band if you'd prefer: 1. Live Experience: Live bands bring a unique energy and authenticity to your wedding, creating a lively atmosphere that engages your guests. 2. Personalisation: Bands can tailor their performance, adapting to your musical preferences and even accommodating special song requests. 3. Ambience: If you want a sophisticated and elegant atmosphere, nothing beats live music. Ultimately, the choice depends on your vision for the wedding and your budget. Both options can provide excellent entertainment; it's about selecting the one that aligns best with your desired atmosphere and the overall theme of your celebration. If unsure, speak to one of our experts at Encore who can help you choose the right musician for your event.

How long does a DJ play at a wedding?

The typical length of time a DJ plays at a wedding is 4-5 hours but sets can be shorter or longer depending on your needs. However, this can vary depending on your preferences and the length of the wedding reception. Some couples may opt for a shorter DJ set, while others may want the DJ to play for the entire reception. Here is a breakdown of how long a DJ typically plays at different parts of a wedding: - Cocktail hour: 1-2 hrs - Dinner: 2-3 hrs - Dancing: 4-5 hrs Of course, these are just estimates, and the actual length of time the DJ plays will vary depending on the specific wedding. For example, if you have a lot of dinner speeches, the DJ may play for less time during dinner. Conversely, if you want to have a lot of dancing, the DJ may play for a longer period. Ultimately, the decision of how long to have the DJ play is up to you. Just make sure to discuss your preferences with the DJ and make sure everyone is on the same page.

How to pick a wedding DJ?

The task of finding the right wedding DJ can seem overwhelming, but Encore will help you find the one that is perfect for you and your big day. You can search through our collection of 360 seasoned wedding DJs in the UK, filtering by region, price, theme, and availability. We also share videos of their performances as well as client reviews so that you may get a sense of their style and be confident in their professionalism. Once you've narrowed it down to a few DJs, you may directly enquire on the site and ask more detailed questions about their mixing style, an example of one of their typical DJ sets, and how they interact with the crowd. Or if you wish, you can also enquire with one of your experts who'll provide you a list of tailored recommendations for your special day.

What questions should I ask a wedding DJ?

Hiring the right wedding DJ is crucial for ensuring a smooth and enjoyable celebration. To help you make an informed decision, here are some important questions to ask a wedding DJ before hiring them: - How many years of experience do you have as a wedding DJ? - What genres of music do you specialise in? - Are you willing to take requests from our guests? - What do they typically wear to weddings? Can they dress according to your theme or preferences? - Are they comfortable making announcements and serving as an MC? - What equipment do they have and what do they need? At Encore, on each of our musicians' profiles, you can check their availability and look through their frequently asked questions section to see equipment requirements (if any, usually DJs bring all their own equipment), set-up times and more.

When do I book wedding dj?

In general, for wedding musicians, we recommend booking at least a year to a minimum of 9 months before. However, it’s always advisable to book a wedding DJ as soon as you can as the best DJs are usually scheduled months or even years ahead for peak season such as wedding season (May-October). It's important to note, however, that Encore handles last-minute reservations regularly, so if you have a planned event soon, get in touch with us.

Do you tip wedding DJ?

Tipping a wedding DJ is not expected but it is considered a nice gesture to show your appreciation for their services. If you are happy with the DJ's performance and feel that they went above and beyond to make your wedding a success, you can tip them anywhere from £50 to £100. If you are on a tight budget, you can tip them less, but make sure it is something that you can afford and that you feel comfortable with. You can give your tip to the DJ in person at the end of the reception, or you can send them a thank you card with a check enclosed. Here are some factors to consider when deciding whether or not to tip your wedding DJ and how much to tip them: The length of the reception: A longer reception will likely require more work from the DJ, so you may want to tip them more. The complexity of your music requests: If you have a lot of different music requests, the DJ will have to put in more effort to create a playlist that everyone will enjoy. The DJ's experience: A more experienced DJ will likely be more expensive, but they may also be able to provide a better service. Your budget: Ultimately, the decision of whether or not to tip your wedding DJ and how much to tip them is up to you. Tip what you feel comfortable with and what you feel is appropriate for the service they provided.

What does a wedding DJ do?

A wedding DJ will typically play during your reception to get the party started, however, some couples also hire a DJ to provide emotional background music during the ceremony. If you’d like, many wedding DJs also offer an MC service, where they can introduce the wedding party and make announcements. Some wedding DJs will also offer additional services, such as lighting, photo booths, karaoke machines, and monogram projections. You can find this information on their profiles but you can also one of our experts directly for tailored recommendations of wedding DJs who offer the additional services you’d like.

What makes a good wedding DJ?

A good wedding DJ should be charismatic, adaptable, and professional. As with all musicians, a good wedding DJ can read a room and curate a playlist that will get all the guests on their feet. Similarly, a DJ should be prepared and timely and have high-quality equipment suitable for the event’s size and acoustics.

Do you need a DJ for a small wedding?

A DJ can be a great choice for a small wedding because they don’t take up too much space, are one of the most affordable live music options, and keep the energy high. The other great benefit of DJs at smaller weddings is that they fill awkward silences in between the most important moments of the day. The less people, the less background chatter, and a DJ can help fill these gaps.

Can you tell wedding DJ what to play?

Absolutely. Wedding DJs are there to make your special day, even more special and our musicians will work with you to curate a playlist that you will enjoy from start to finish. Furthermore, unlike live musicians who have to learn and practice the music beforehand, DJs have a whole library of songs at their fingertips. However, you should send the majority of your requests beforehand to the DJ as he or she may find it difficult to locate lesser-known tracks on the night.

What equipment does a wedding DJ need?

DJs usually have their decks, a high-quality PA system, microphones, and disco lighting. A DJ's equipment quality determines how good their sound and experience will be - expensive DJs often invest in higher quality equipment, and their price reflects this. It is always a good idea to ask the DJ if they require additional equipment for their performance, since the venue may be able to provide additional sound and lighting to enhance the show.

What should a DJ wear to a wedding?

For a wedding, DJs usually dress in formal or semi-formal attire (think full suit or shirt and chinos). However, wedding DJs will usually try to align with the overall vibe of your special day so also discuss with the DJs first if you have something particular in mind that you’d like them to wear.

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Popular genres:
Pop, Rock, Electronic
Average response time:
4 hours
Busiest times:
July, August, September

How much does it cost to hire a Wedding DJ in the UK?

The typical price for a Wedding DJ is:
£Budget£340
££Pro£570
£££High-end£800+

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How Do You Choose a Wedding DJ?


Choosing the right DJ for your wedding is crucial for setting the vibe and ensuring your guests have a blast! Here's a rough guide to help you find the perfect DJ for your special day:


Start Early


Begin your search for a wedding DJ well in advance. Popular DJs often get booked quickly, especially during peak wedding seasons (May to October). Starting early allows you to have a wider selection and increases the chances of securing your preferred DJ.


Musical Style


This is the core element. Discuss your favourite genres, artists, and specific songs you must have. Don't forget to consider your guests' tastes too! Aim for a balance that reflects your preferences while appealing to a broad audience.


Energy Level


Think about the overall atmosphere you want. Do you want to dance the night away, or a mix of upbeat songs and romantic slow-dance moments? Discuss this with your partner and decide how you want the music to guide the celebration.


Engagement Level


Do you prefer a DJ who actively encourages crowd participation, plays requests, and makes announcements? Or do you envision a more subtle presence focusing on smooth transitions and setting the mood? Choose based on your comfort level and desired atmosphere.


Budget


Be realistic about what you can afford and establish a clear budget range upfront. This will help narrow your options and ensure you choose a DJ aligning with your financial situation.


Experience


Experience matters! Look for a professional wedding DJ with a solid track record, especially in venues similar to yours and with your preferred music taste.


Reviews and Testimonials


Don't underestimate the power of online reviews and client testimonials. Our wedding DJs have reviews from past clients so you can be assured they are professional and reliable. 


Equipment


Ensure they have high-quality, professional-grade sound equipment and backup options in case of technical issues.


Ask Questions


Come prepared with a list of questions that delve deeper into their experience. Ask about their song selection process, how they handle requests, and their flexibility to adapt to the crowd. Check out our frequently asked questions above to get inspiration for questions you should ask. 


Personality


This is key! Pick someone you trust and who is excited to help make your wedding day extra special by listening to your ideas. 

At Encore, all our musicians are expert-vetted to ensure you only get the best talent the UK has to offer. By booking through us, you can have peace of mind that every DJ we offer is of the highest quality.


Expert Tips:


-Consider hiring a DJ who also offers MC services.

-Inquire about their ability to learn and play requests.

-Discuss the use of sound effects and transitions.

-Ask if they offer lighting packages or other add-ons.

-Trust your gut feeling and book a wedding DJ you feel confident and excited about.




What are the different types of wedding DJs?


People frequently assume that all DJs are the same. In reality, there are just as many different kinds of DJs as there are musical genres. While most DJs can play a wide variety of songs, some DJs specialise in particular genres or styles. Here are some examples of popular types of wedding DJs in the UK: 

-Mainstream Wedding DJs: These DJs play a variety of music to suit everyone's tastes. They mix classic pop and rock songs with popular hits to keep the dance floor busy all night. 

-DJs with Live Musicians: DJ live acts are DJs that perform with one or two live musicians, such as a drummer or saxophonist. This is ideal if you want a little more excitement and audience engagement. 

-Disco and Funk DJs: DJs that specialise in disco will play the greatest songs from the disco and funk eras. 

-Vintage DJs: If you're not so keen on listening to chart hits on your wedding night, why not consider a vintage DJ? These DJs will mix in the best 20s jazz hits to keep both old and young swinging the night away.

-World DJs: Looking for some Afrobeats, Latin grooves or an Indian wedding DJ? Booking a world DJ is the way to go!

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