5 stars - Anthony Parella are Highly Recommended141 Reviews Number of members: 1Staffordshire
An accomplished DJ filling dance-floors solely for the people in attendance. Anthony plays EVERYTHING! Rock&Roll, Motown, Soul, Funk, Disco, 80s/90s, Rock, Indie, Reggae, R&B, Hip-Hop, Club Classics, House, Garage & Charts. Seamlessly blended together to bring a feverish energy to every event!...
5 stars - DJ Markus are Highly Recommended67 Reviews Number of members: 1Surrey
Markus is a reliable, friendly & professional DJ with over 15 years experience. With previous clients including The Guardian, Nokia, Formula 1 & more, Markus knows what work's a dance floor & is fully up to date with the latest releases as well as unforgettable classic tracks!...
5 stars - DJ Frost are Highly Recommended61 Reviews Number of members: 1Berkshire
A skilled & specialised DJ spinning an eclectic mix of music to get your guests dancing! DJ Frost has DJed across many countries and is best known for presenting her own weekly FM radio show. DJ Frost's music collection hosts over 40,000 tracks and features everything from the '60s, '70s and '80s, right through to the present day charts....
5 stars - Mark Allen are Highly Recommended55 Reviews Number of members: 1Norfolk
Mark Allen is a talented DJ possessing a wealth of experience with over 10 years in the industry. His past clients have included the likes of Ant & Dec, Let Loose and Charlie Simpson. Mark can provide his service to any audience at any kind of event and the end product is always a packed and happy dance floor!...
5 stars - Deejay Sparksy are Highly Recommended65 Reviews Number of members: 1London
A young, professional DJ boasting the latest high-tech equipment & a musical knowledge spanning a wide range of genres! Deejay Sparksy has travelled the world performing in Miami, Mallorca, La Palma and Italy! Previous clients include X-Factor's Tulisa, Warner Bros Studios, BBC Radio & Champneys Spa Resorts!...
5 stars - SOLA are Highly Recommended4 Reviews Number of members: 2Essex
Incorporating live percussion, guitar, bass and looping stations with the freshest dance floor hits, this live DJ act is main-stage worthy! Looking for the coolest live entertainment at your event? SOLA are a DJ duo with a difference....
5 stars - DJ Ziko are Highly Recommended6 Reviews Number of members: 1Bristol
DJ Ziko is a DJ and live drummer, providing a unique performance that will have your guests ready to hit the dance floor. Playing live beats whilst DJ'ing your favourite tracks, DJ Ziko adds a spectacular aspect to his performance that never fails gets a crowd going. You've never seen anything like it!...
5 stars - DJ James are Highly Recommended15 Reviews Number of members: 1Essex
DJ James is a highly recommended Wedding & Party DJ with over 20 years experience playing at some of the UK's most prestigious venues, including The Sandhurst Military Academy for Michael Douglas & Catherine Zeta Jones, and The Carling Academy in London for their famous 'Guilty Pleasures’ events, as well as residencies at The Crown Hotel Group and sports venue White Hart Lane....
5 stars - Luke D are Highly Recommended24 Reviews Number of members: 1Gloucestershire
Luke D is a highly sought after professional DJ with 20 years of experience playing at top events around the world. These include residencies at The Ministry of Sound, The Wimbledon Tennis Tournament and The Emirates Stadium....
5 stars - PolyTone are Highly Recommended1 Reviews Number of members: 1Merseyside
Professional DJ Polytone combines both the latest drum samplers and electric percussion with live instruments, layered tastefully over chart-toppers and party anthems. If you're looking for a real party atmosphere, look no further!...
5 stars - CJ Discos are Highly Recommended22 Reviews Number of members: 1West Midlands
With over 30 years experience, CJ is a highly experienced & professional DJ guaranteed to help make your event a success! With a huge database full of party anthems, CJ plays hits from the 50's through to present day & can cater for smaller venues to larger functions with lighting and rigs to suit....
Fusing incredible live vocals, amazing DJing & the very best Club Classics, Disco, 80's remixes, 90's, Chart Pop, Ibiza Style, House, Nu Disco & more, singer-DJ Jodie is ready to throw you a party to remember!...
5 stars - Karlos Alexander are Highly Recommended55 Reviews Number of members: 1Staffordshire
Karlos Alexander is an incredible DJ with experience of performing at over 5000 events worldwide! With a talent that has taken him from Sydney Harbour at New Years Eve to London’s prestigious Savoy, Karlos has filled dance floors for a range of beautiful weddings, high profile clients, amazing parties & more!...
5 stars - Steeve Mills are Highly Recommended45 Reviews Number of members: 1London
Highly experienced London based DJ with corporate clients including Waitrose, Marks & Spencers, Paypal & more! Whether you want your dancefloor filled all night or require relaxed background music, Steeve is more than happy to cater for your needs....
5 stars - DJ Paige are Highly Recommended9 Reviews Number of members: 1London
DJ Paige's passion behind the booth, along with her talent to read the crowd creates a lively atmosphere that keeps guests partying all night. Mixing a variety of genres ranging from Motown, Disco, Chart, House, Hip Hip Hop/Rnb, Drum & Bass and more, Paige is on hand to create memorable moments & a full dance floor at your occasion!...
5 stars - Saxy DJ Live are Highly Recommended3 Reviews Number of members: 2Kent
If you want the perfect bridge between live music and DJ, you have found it! With exceptional Sax playing to a DJ that plays all the music you love, this will be the best event of your life! Also available with Vocals and Percussion....
5 stars - Callum Kelly are Highly Recommended3 Reviews Number of members: 1Hampshire
Callum Kelly is an experienced event DJ with an irrefutable passion for music and creative events. His ability to bring nightlife DJ culture to the wedding and private events industry makes him an extremely popular choice for all events....
5 stars - Anton Foley are Highly Recommended18 Reviews Number of members: 1Cheshire
A high-energy & visually spectacular DJ /VJ show with the option to include large projection screens or TV monitors. Anton has won six regional and national awards for his DJ service and his previous clients include Manchester United, Hilton Hotel Group and Bentley Motors....
Traditionally Wedding DJs would supply a huge collection of hit records on vinyl, but nowadays they’ll mix high quality music from CD and digital sources such as MP3. A professional Wedding DJ will provide a self-contained service including all their own sound / PA and lighting equipment – often allowing their microphone and PA to be used for speeches.
While a few Wedding DJs may specialise in a certain genre of music such as dance, house or RnB, most could better be described as popular music DJs, with a wide collection of hit music spanning 1950s through to the current day. Such DJs are able to provide sets that cater to a wide range of musical tastes, often reading the audience and adapting their set on the fly to ensure their music keeps your guests dancing all night long.
The best Wedding DJs tailor their performances specifically for your requirements, liaising with you well in advance of your big day to ensure their playlist for the night contains all the music that YOU love best. They will also take requests from guests on the night, so long as the requests are appropriate.
Whilst most Wedding DJs are a one man/woman show (some may bring an assistant) – we have a few “DJ plus Live Musician” acts who offer a different take on a DJ performance. These acts mix a DJ with a live singer, saxophone player, drummer, violinist and sometimes multiple live musicians - to give their performance even more depth and wow factor!
A few DJs also offer an ‘entire wedding day package’ - providing your wedding party music as you might expect, but also acting as Master of Ceremonies, Sound & Lighting supplier, and generally helping you to run your wedding day.
All Wedding DJs will make announcements on the night, introducing the bride and groom for their first dance, cutting the cake, opening the buffet and giving shout-outs where required.
Some DJs offer a karaoke option so that you and your guests can take a more active role in the entertainments for the big day! Altogether now, Sweeeeeet Caroliiiiiine!
Whether you want your drinks reception or evening wedding party vibe to be full on party ‘cheese’ or chilled Ibiza lounge grooves, there’s a perfect Wedding DJ for you here at Alive Network!
What music will a wedding DJ play?
Whatever musical style you want, wedding DJs have a wide-ranging repertoire of thousands of tracks to pull from. Expect upbeat chart hits from the 50s to the present day that everyone will know and love, and which are great for dancing to!
They can usually source any tracks they haven’t already got - tailoring their set list to your unique musical tastes. Your Wedding DJ can perform their tried-and-trusted sets, or work closely with you to pick the perfect setlist, ensuring the music they play at your evening reception will perfectly suit the feel and atmosphere you want to create.
A typical wedding DJ’s repertoire will include songs from a variety of artists in a massive range of genres and music, such as:
Chart hits 50s to now
Dance and club classics
Kisstory-style old skool anthems
Your wedding DJ can also perform your specially-chosen first dance track, welcoming you onto the dancefloor for your all-important spine-tingling first dance as a married couple. (#goosebumps!)
When you’re deciding on the musical ambiance you’d like to create on your big night, think about the type of fun you want – do you want everyone stomping on the dancefloor to ska, hands in the air to Glastonbury anthems, throwing shapes to pumping dance tracks, shimmying and strutting along to female RnB singers (think Beyoncé and Whitney), or the zany fun of ‘70s disco routines (Tiger Feet anyone?) – or a massive mash-up of them all?!
If you’ll have a wide range of ages at your party, you may want to include a big range of musical genres to cater for everyone, or you may be planning a Cream or Ministry of Sound-themed evening and know you want your DJ to play your fav club classics all night long. Or perhaps you want an hour of noughties, then an hour of funk? Your DJ will be able to accommodate, and your friendly Alive Network Entertainment Coordinator will be happy to point you in the direction of your perfect wedding DJ partner!
Popular types of wedding DJs
1. Wedding DJs
You’re reading about them now! These are the guys & gals whose performances and businesses are specifically set up to cater for wedding couples. They play a huge range of music designed to appeal to guests of all ages, and keep your dancefloor packed.
2. Silent Discos
If you’re at a venue where sound restrictions are mega-tight, you want your guests to be able to chat without shouting over the music, or you just don’t want to keep the neighbours awake, silent discos are an amazing way to keep your party swinging, so you can have the most fun with the least noise! If you fancy dancing, simply put on a set of wireless headphones and select music from one of several ‘channels’, so you can become your own DJ and pick what you want to groove to.
Cool, pure and totally retro – our vinyl DJs will perform a specially tailored set just for you, and can even incorporate your own personal vinyl collection. Our vinyl aficionado DJs have collected a plethora of well-loved and unique rare vinyl pressings, including James Brown, classic dance, and gorgeous film scores you will love. Each set will be lovingly hand-selected with your input, and there will be absolutely zero chest. The warm whirr, pop and crackle of vinyl – divine!
Smooth, swinging and oh-so soave, our vintage DJs can whisk you back to a bygone era with beautiful classics from the 30s, 40s and 50s on stunning modified 1930’s gramophones. Think Fred Astaire, Vera Lynn, Bing and Frank.
Bringing live music / singing into DJ sets adds creative and visual interest, adding the ‘live’ feel but without the logistics of hosting a full live band. Most acts combine a human DJ with a live musician(s), but some ditch the DJ for a pre-arranged playlist over which the musicians perform live.
Almost identical to Wedding DJs, a party DJ provides mobile disco services for private parties! They play a massive range of music to get the party going and they’ll have the perfect formula of tunes to keep the energy up all night and the dancefloor rammed. Usually playing from a wide variety of genres – such as 60s, Indie, disco, Motown, and chart hits – they’ll cater for your guests’ wide-ranging tastes, picking popular tunes that they know will keep things fun, all night long.
A dance DJ will have their roots in the cool vibes of Mediterranean lounges and night clubs – whether performing chilled, laid-back tracks to sup your wedding cocktails to, or big club anthems that make you want to throw shapes in the house of dance! Think classic mixes, thumping beats and hedonism!
Speak to an Entertainment Coordinator at Alive Network to find out which of our DJs can transport you to Café del Mar or Amnesia in Ibiza
Who are the top 10 wedding DJ in the UK right now?
Wedding DJs are forever in demand! These ten DJs represent our crème de la crème, hand-picked based on a combination of cutting edge performances, popularity, and excellence:
Our top wedding DJs are always in-demand, performing at locations UK-wide and internationally. Many have performed for celebs and well-known clubs worldwide, and at amazing venues in Miami, La Palma, and Ibiza, to name a few. The most common UK locations they spin their decks are:
The cost of a wedding DJ will depend on their experience, demand and the quality / package of equipment offered. You can keep a lid on costs by booking a DJ who’s based close to your wedding venue, as this will limit their travel time.
This table shows a range of wedding DJ prices:
Type of Artist
£252 – £1,573
£441 – £629
Expect to pay more if you’re adding extra options like confetti canons, a light-up dancefloor, instrumentalists, vocalists or hazers.
How long will a wedding DJ play for?
Wedding DJs will usually perform for up to four or five hours for an evening wedding party, although you can often extend this for a nominal extra fee.
How much space will a wedding DJ need?
Most Wedding DJs will need a space of around two to three metres wide by two metres deep. This space is needed for the setup of their decks, PA speakers and disco lighting. DJ’s are a great option if space is too tight for a live wedding band, but do always check with your venue what space is available and whether there are any noise restrictions in place.
The table below gives a rough idea of how much performance space different wedding DJs require:
Type of Artist
Average Performance Space Required
Solo wedding DJ
3 meters wide × 2 metres deep
Wedding DJ with a live Musician
3 meters wide × 3 metres deep
Your Alive Network Entertainment Coordinator can help offer advice for your chosen DJ and venue – just ask if you need any help.
How long will it take for a wedding DJ to set up?
A wedding DJ will usually be setup and ready to perform within an hour of arriving at your wedding venue. This will depend on how close they can park to the performance area, and how much equipment they bring with them. Some can provide optional extras such as additional lighting, smoke and haze machines, confetti canons, or a starlit dancefloor, which will require time to setup on the day.
When they’ve finished their last set for you, your DJ will then pack away, which can take anywhere between 30 and 45 minutes.
Booking a Wedding DJ with a Wedding Band or Singer
If you’re booking a DJ to perform alongside a live wedding band or wedding singer then you will need to allow separate space for each to setup and perform around the dancefloor. Sometimes it’s possible with enough advance warning, for the band and DJ to combine their equipment into the same space, or share the same PA speakers.
You’ll most likely want both your band and your DJ to be setup before the evening party begins, so they can seamlessly transition between performances. Some DJs offer an early setup option for a nominal extra fee.
A common running order might be for the DJ to start the evening off after your speeches, with music running from 7.30pm – 8.30pm, playing the first dance before your band starts their first set. The band would play 8.30pm – 9.30pm, with the DJ playing background music whilst your buffet is served between 9.30pm – 10.30pm. Your band would then play an hour from 10.30pm – 11.30pm, with the DJ closing the night through to midnight.
Volume - How loud is a wedding DJ?
The great thing about a live wedding DJ is that they can adjust their volume to your specific needs. They’re a fantastic option if your wedding venue has a sound limiter or volume restrictions, as they can adapt the volume so the music is as loud or as quiet as you want it, while still providing a rockin’ show!
If they’re performing a background set, the volume will be in the range of around 80 – 85 decibels (dB). If you want them to perform a more lively set for an evening reception, for example, the volume would be in the range of 90 – 110dB
Whatever their style, the venue requirements and your wedding day wants, your DJ will tailor their performance volume to give you the best.
What will a wedding DJ need from me on the day?
To keep the party pumping on your wedding day, most wedding DJs require just a few essentials:
A parking space with good access to your venue’s performance area
Three 13 amp power socket, as a minimum requirement
A flat, dry and safe performance area that’s just for them
Shelter from the elements (if your wedding DJ has agreed to an outdoor performance)
A secure changing room (preferable but not essential)
Refreshments, such as soft drinks and sometimes food, depending on how long they’ll be at your venue.
The size and location of your wedding drinks reception or evening reception is important, as this may impact upon the PA system requirements. If you’re inviting more than 200 guests, most DJs will require a larger sound system which they may or may not be able to provide themselves. Your Entertainment Coordinator can clarify the requirements for individual wedding DJs at your chosen venue.
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Aside from finding some of the best Wedding DJs in the UK and getting expert advice from our friendly staff, one of the main reasons to hire a Wedding DJ from Alive Network Entertainment Agency is security. We ensure your booking is covered 24/7 against any eventuality, so that no matter what, you can enjoy your event without worrying about whether your entertainment will turn up. If your Wedding DJ is ill or unable to perform, our team will be on hand to source a suitable replacement even out of office hours and at short notice. Imagine having to do that yourself!?
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