Mobile Disco Hire in Ballymena

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In more than 60,000 completed events our DJs have achieved a positive feedback rating of 99.9% and our members that cover weddings and parties in Ballymena have an average score of 0.0 out of 5 stars from 0 verified customer reviews!

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The following DJs are available to book for events in Ballymena, Cargan, Knockanully






Typical DJ Prices in Ballymena


Firstly, a disclaimer. There are LOTS of mobile DJs and entertainment companies out there, mostly run by individuals - some as a part-time extension of their hobby and others as a full-time professional business. There are endless debates about pricing on DJ forums and social media groups, with some DJs happy to work for under £100 a night and others that "wouldn't load the van" for less than £500 for the same event. So there is a much wider range of pricing (and service level) than in many other industries, for example plumbers. There is no such thing as a 'standard DJ'!

However, many people have never booked a DJ before and have no idea when it comes to how much they should budget. So what we've done is look at the details for literally hundreds of events that have taken place in and around the Ballymena area to come up with some guideline pricing showing typical rates for common types of event. We update these price ranges on a regular basis to reflect current trends.

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We costed DJs for a typical Wedding Reception in Ballymena

This is for an evening-only event of 4/5 hours duration with no add-ons or extras. Just a DJ with his/her sound and lighting equipment.

Budget DJ Mid-range DJ Premium DJ
£150 - £221 £221 - £348 £348 - £520
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We costed DJs for an ALL DAY Wedding in Ballymena

This would typically include music for the ceremony, background music and microphones during the wedding breakfast, and an evening disco with no add-ons or extras. Just a DJ with his/her sound and lighting equipment.

Budget DJ Mid-range DJ Premium DJ
£225 - £350 £350 - £560 £560 - £780
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We costed DJs for an Adult Evening Function in Ballymena

Birthdays, anniversaries, engagements, social events, Christmas parties etc. come into this category. Prices are for an evening disco with no add-ons or extras. Just a DJ with his/her sound and lighting equipment.

Budget DJ Mid-range DJ Premium DJ
£125 - £158 £158 - £238 £238 - £420
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We costed DJs for a Children's Party in Ballymena

This would usually be a weekend afternoon or weekday evening event lasting 2/3 hours. Prices are for a disco with no add-ons or extras. Just a DJ with his/her sound and lighting equipment.

Budget DJ Mid-range DJ Premium DJ
£100 - £134 £134 - £194 £194 - £240
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What type of DJ is right for my party?

You can expect a low-cost DJ in Ballymena to attend your function with a basic sound rig, often just a couple of entry-level speakers to provide sound for the dancefloor, and a small selection of lighting effects working in "sound-to-light" mode - ie. flashing different colours in time to the beat. You can expect limited interaction with your Budget DJ prior to the party. Most will accept some music requests on the night but will be working with a fairly limited music collection.

Many Budget DJs are part-time operators working to supplement other income. As such they are usually a good choice for low-cost venues such as pubs and village halls, and events such as 18th birthday parties and engagements.

A mid-range DJ will likely have a choice of equipment which will be selected to best suit your function and venue, and might offer some level of control over the lighting to keep it synchronised and befitting of the music style playing. They will usually offer a consultation in advance and be skilled enough to "hold the function together" on the night, continually thinking and planning ahead to make the event go smoothly. You can expect smart dress, good levels of presentation and confident microphone skills.

Many mid-range DJs are full-time businesses who can devote time to forward planning for your party in Ballymena, as well as offering a range of add-on services. Lots of mid-priced DJs will be members of organisations such as DJmark giving you confidence in their service. This means they will hold Public Liability Insurance, have regularly safety tests undertaken on their electrical equipment ("PAT"), and will issue contracts for bookings. They will also be able to provide consistently good feedback from former clients.

A premium DJ is most likely to work with you in advance to plan all aspects of the event, from equipment and lighting needs through to music preferences, announcements, key timings and the structure of the party. They will be willing to work with other entertainment providers and the venue management to avoid any unnecessary "surprises". They possess the experience and skills to ensure meticulous planning and preparation befitting of their fee, and will be smartly presented on the day to suit your function.

The perfect choice for an important event such as a wedding reception or corporate gathering, premium DJs will be able to confidently lead your celebration. Generally run as full-time businesses, Premium DJs operating in the Ballymena area are most likely to offer an impeccable feedback record and have attained DJmark Platinum or Diamond level - demonstrating their commitment to customer service.

Check out our Top 10 mobile discos in Ballymena based on customer feedback!







Venues for hire in and around Ballymena


Are you looking for a suitable venue to hire in or around Ballymena? Our DJs have played at hundreds of local pubs, clubs, community centres, village halls, hotels and more.

Here's a summary list of function rooms local to Ballymena - for full details click on any venue name!

Hotels
1 in Ballymena / 5 nearby
in Ballymena (BT43 - 1 options) - More Details

Adair Arms Hotel, 1-7 Ballymoney Road


Nearby (5 options)

Galgorm Resort, Ballymena BT42

Leighinmohr House Hotel, Ballymena BT42

Londonderry Arms Hotel, Ballymena BT44

Rosspark Hotel, Ballymena BT42

Tullyglass House Hotel, Ballymena BT42


Historic Venues
0 in Ballymena / 1 nearby

Nearby (1 options)

Lissanoure Castle, Ballymena BT44


Community Halls & Spaces
2 in Ballymena / 8 nearby
in Ballymena (BT43 - 2 options) - More Details

Broughshane Community Centre, Knockan Rd

Glenravel Sport & Community Complex, 143 Glenravel Rd, Cargan


Nearby (8 options)

Ahoghill Community Centre, Ballymena BT42

Ballee Community Centre, Ballymena BT42

Cloughmills Community Hall (prev. St Brigids), Ballymena BT44

Cullybackey Community Centre, Ballymena BT42

Elim Church Hall, Ballymena BT42

Gracehill Galgorm Community Centre, Ballymena BT42

Portglenone Community Centre, Ballymena BT44

Rasharkin Community Hall, Ballymena BT44


Sports, Social & Members' Clubs
5 in Ballymena / 3 nearby
in Ballymena (BT43 - 5 options) - More Details

Ballymena Bowling Club, Old Ballymoney Road

Ballymena Masonic Centre, 103 Mill St

Ballymena Services Club, Trostan Avenue

Ballymena United Social Club, Slemish Drive

British Telecom & Post Office Sports & Social Club, Church St


Nearby (3 options)

Ballymena RAOB Club (Buffs), Ballymena BT42

Ballymena Rugby Club, Ballymena BT42

Michelin Athletic Club, Ballymena BT42


Conference Venues
1 in Ballymena / 0 nearby
in Ballymena (BT43 - 1 options) - More Details

ecos Visitor & Conference Centre, Kernohans Lane


Pubs, Bars, Clubs & Restaurants
3 in Ballymena / 7 nearby
in Ballymena (BT43 - 3 options) - More Details

The Fairhill Bar, Thomas St

The Halfway House, 143 Carnlough Road, The Sheddings

The Horse & Jockey, Bryan Street


Nearby (7 options)

The Bridge Inn (Mcauleys Bar), Ballymena BT44

The Knockeden Lodge, Ballymena BT42

The Ladysmith Arms, Ballymena BT42

The Poachers Pockert, Ballymena BT44

The Village Inn, Ballymena BT42

The Wild Duck Inn, Ballymena BT44

Towers Tavern, Ballymena BT42


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Ballymena DJ Booking Tips


For many, their choice of DJ for parties in Ballymena will make a dramatic difference to the success of their event - in a lot of cases possibly one of the most important (and expensive) days of their lives. For others, where the music is just incidental, a basic service is often all they need.
The biggest deciding factor in ensuring the quality of the DJ service that you hire in Ballymena, Cargan, Knockanully is usually the budget. We urge you to consider this very carefully as an overall percentage of the cost of your event. Don't shop for a DJ in Calstock - Gunnislake purely on price, because many affordable yet experienced DJs will actively avoid clients that appear not to value the service and focus only on cost. Instead, shop around on the suitability, reputation and level of service being offered - then, once you have a shortlist of suitable DJs you can then review the pricing.

Online Reviews for mobile DJs in Ballymena

BE WARY OF ONLINE REVIEWS

Many review platforms such as Facebook and Google accept "reviews" from ANYONE whether or not they've actually used the service - including the DJ, the DJ's partner, the DJ's friends, the DJ's dog...

needadisco.com reviews can only be submitted by clients that have used the service including people like you partying in Ballymena. We do not accept random reviews. We also think that reviews can go out of date quite quickly, so we do not count reviews that are more than 3 years old to be sure that you're getting an up-to-date picture. Also, our Ballymena discos are clearly ranked on specific criteria such as audio quality, lighting quality, presentation, music choices, request handling, microphone use, audience interaction and more, so that you can quickly compare local DJ services.

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CHECK FOR A DJMARK AWARD

All DJmark Award holding DJs in Ballymena operate legally and with due regard for excellent customer service.

DJmark is the longest established and most rigorous awarding body for the UK mobile disco industry, working with mobile DJs to independently check paperwork, credentials and customer feedback. If you employ a DJmark Award holding DJ for your wedding or party in Ballymena, you can be assured that you will be working with "one of the good guys". Learn more about DJmark and how booking an award holder can save you a lot of time and potential stress for your party in Ballymena.

Communication is king

COMMUNICATION, COMMUNICATION, COMMUNICATION...

Be very clear about your expectations for the event and TALK to your potential DJ about them. Don't be afraid to walk away if you're not confident in his/her abilities to deliver.

Do you want a straightforward 'same-as-everyone-else' mobile disco or are you looking for something a little different? Are you looking for a Ballymena DJ who can rapidly switch genres to suit the guests ... or would you prefer a club-style DJ with a predetermined set and excellent beatmatching skills? Would you be happy with a silent DJ or would you like someone with microphone skills and the right presence to confidently make announcements and keep your guests informed?

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DJ Hire FAQs for events in Ballymena

needadisco.com has been helping arrange DJs and mobile discos for parties being held in Ballymena since 2006. In that time we've confirmed more than 60,000 events and our DJ members have accrued positive feedback in 99.96% of cases. If you are thinking of hiring a DJ click the button below to get rapid free quotes from a selection of available companies, or read our FAQs.

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How can I find a reliable DJ in Ballymena?
Easy - just request quotes from needadisco.com and our experienced mobile disco members will be in touch with free quotations and more information about their service. There's no obligation to book and you can close your enquiry at any time.

needadisco.com has hundreds of safety and quality checked DJs available for all types of events being held in Ballymena - weddings, birthdays, socials, children's parties, school discos, corporate events - you name it!
How much should I expect to pay for a Ballymena DJ?
For an entry level DJ you can expect to pay anything from £150 upwards for a small evening function. A more realistic amount if you are looking for an experienced DJ with a good standard of audio and lighting equipment and positive feedback from recent customers would be in the region of £221 - £348 for an evening event. If you are looking for a professional DJ with an impeccable and long-standing feedback record for an important event such as a wedding reception you can easily add another 50-100% to these amounts.

Remember - for most parties the DJ is the one aspect that will be remembered long after the cake, buffet or wedding dress - and you really want it to be for the right reasons!
I'm having a party in Ballymena and I've never booked a DJ before!
needadisco.com makes it really easy for you to find a suitable mobile DJ for your party. Simply provide a few details about your plans and let our members contact you with further information about what they can offer and a quotation. Then you can pick the one you like the sound of and book them directly. There's no middlemen agencies involved and no commission to pay.

We have DJs based in Ballymena and the surrounding areas willing to travel.
What other party services do you provide in Ballymena?
Many of our DJs also offer other popular party services - such as dancefloor hire, photo booths, LOVE letters, and some even provide photography, catering, venue decoration, bouncy castle hire and much more!

You can request quotes for any or all of these products and services and choose your favourites in your own time.