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The following DJs are available to book for events in Elgin
DIAMOND DJmark Award Holders
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DIAMOND DJmark Award Holders

Diamond is the highest award level offered by the DJmark safety and quality vetting service.

Award holders have valid public liability insurance (PLI), regularly safety-check their electrical equipment (Portable Appliance Testing (PAT)), issue written contracts for all bookings and operate fully in accordance with music and video copyright legislation. They also have recent trusted positive feedback from previous clients and they undertake health & safety assessments prior to every event. They publish a complaints procedure and have held a DJmark Award for a minimum of two years demonstrating their commitment to the scheme.

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5 Star Discos

Professional Wedding, Party And Corporate DJ
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4.9 out of 5 | 24 trusted reviews

5 Star Discos offers a mobile disco service in Elgin5 Star Discos offers catering options in Elgin5 Star Discos offers live entertainment in Elgin5 Star Discos offers event planning in Elgin5 Star Discos offers professional photography in Elgin

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Als Events and Weddings

Scotlands Premier Wedding DJ
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4.8 out of 5 | 34 trusted reviews

Als Events and Weddings offers a mobile disco service in ElginAls Events and Weddings offers a karaoke service in ElginAls Events and Weddings offers catering options in ElginAls Events and Weddings offers live entertainment in ElginAls Events and Weddings offers event planning in ElginAls Events and Weddings offers professional photography in Elgin

GOLD DJmark Award Holders
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GOLD DJmark Award Holders

Gold is the mid level award offered by the DJmark safety and quality vetting service.

Award holders have valid public liability insurance (PLI), regularly safety-check their electrical equipment (Portable Appliance Testing (PAT)), issue written contracts for all bookings and operate fully in accordance with music and video copyright legislation. They also have recent trusted positive feedback from previous clients.

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Platinum Discos

Scotland's Most Experienced & Popular DJ (42yrs)
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4.6 out of 5 | 78 trusted reviews

Platinum Discos offers a mobile disco service in ElginPlatinum Discos offers a karaoke service in ElginPlatinum Discos offers photobooth hire in ElginPlatinum Discos offers catering options in ElginPlatinum Discos offers live entertainment in ElginPlatinum Discos offers childrens entertainers in ElginPlatinum Discos offers event planning in ElginPlatinum Discos offers inflatable hire and bouncy castles in ElginPlatinum Discos offers marquee hire in ElginPlatinum Discos offers professional photography in Elgin

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DJ Ash

Professional Experienced Mobile DJ with 36yrs exp
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4.5 out of 5 | 69 trusted reviews

DJ Ash offers a mobile disco service in ElginDJ Ash offers a karaoke service in ElginDJ Ash offers catering options in ElginDJ Ash offers live entertainment in ElginDJ Ash offers childrens entertainers in ElginDJ Ash offers event planning in ElginDJ Ash offers inflatable hire and bouncy castles in ElginDJ Ash offers marquee hire in ElginDJ Ash offers professional photography in Elgin







Typical DJ Prices in Elgin


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 Elgin 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 Elgin

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 - £263 £263 - £414 £414 - £620
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We costed DJs for an ALL DAY Wedding in Elgin

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 - £420 £420 - £660 £660 - £930
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We costed DJs for an Adult Evening Function in Elgin

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 - £203 £203 - £305 £305 - £530
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We costed DJs for a Children's Party in Elgin

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 - £139 £139 - £200 £200 - £250
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What type of DJ is right for my party?

You can expect a low-cost DJ in Elgin 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 Elgin, 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 Elgin 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 Elgin based on customer feedback!







Venues for hire in and around Elgin


Are you looking for a suitable venue to hire in or around Elgin? 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 Elgin - for full details click on any venue name!

Hotels
5 in Elgin / 7 nearby
in Elgin (IV30 - 5 options) - More Details

Eight Acres Hotel, Morriston Rd

Laichmoray Hotel, Maisondieu Rd

Mansefield Hotel, Mayne Road

Mansion House Hotel

Sunninghill Hotel, 23 Hay Street


Nearby (7 options)

Carlton Hotel, Forress IV36

Craigellachie Hotel, Craigellachie AB38

Gordon Arms Hotel, Fochabers IV32

Knockomie Hotel, Forres IV36

Ramnee Hotel, Forres IV36

Stotfield Hotel, Lossiemouth IV31

The Aberlour Hotel, Aberlour AB38


Historic Venues
3 in Elgin / 2 nearby
in Elgin (IV30 - 3 options) - More Details

Elgin Cathedral, King Street

Innes House

Parrandier - The Old Church of Urquhart, Urquhart


Nearby (2 options)

Brodie Castle - Events, Forres IV36

Gordon Castle, Fochabers IV32


Community Halls & Spaces
13 in Elgin / 18 nearby
in Elgin (IV30 - 13 options) - More Details

Birnie Public Hall, Mannochmore, Thomshill

Bishopmill Public Hall

Burghead Community Hall, Sellar St, Burghead

Duffus Village Hall

Elgin Community Centre, Trinity Rd

Hopeman Memorial Hall, Farquhar Street, Hopeman

Lhanbryde Community Centre (Village Hall), Robertson Rd, Lhanbryde

Miltonduff Village Hall

New Elgin & Ashgrove Public Hall, Land Street

Phipps Hall, Beauly

Spynie Kirk

St Giles & St Columbas Hall, Greyfriars St

The Hive, Myreside Circle, Bishopmill


Nearby (18 options)

Archiestown Village Hall, Aberlour AB38

Craigellachie Village Hall, Aberlour AB38

Dyke & District Hall, Forres IV36

Edinvillie Hall, Charlestown of Aberlour AB38

Findhorn Village Centre, Forres IV36

Fleming Hall, Aberlour AB38

Fochabers Public Institute, Fochabers IV32

Forres House Community Centre, Forres IV36

Forres Town Hall, Forres IV36

Garmouth Village Hall, Fochabers IV32

Inchberry Hall, Fochabers IV32

James Milne Institute, Forres IV36

Lossiemouth Sports and Community Centre, Lossiemouth IV31

Margach Hall, Charlestown of Aberlour AB38

Mosstodloch Village Hall, Fochabers IV32

Speymouth Hall, Fochabers IV32

Speyside Community Centre, Charlestown of Aberlour AB38

The Grant Hall, Aberlour AB38


Sports, Social & Members' Clubs
5 in Elgin / 7 nearby
in Elgin (IV30 - 5 options) - More Details

Elgin City Football Club, Borough Briggs Road, Borough Briggs

Elgin City Social Club, Borough Briggs Rd

Elgin Ex-Servicemens Club, St Giles, 9 High St

Elgin Golf Club, Hardhillock, Birnie Road

Seaforth Club, Academy St


Nearby (7 options)

Forres Golf Club, Forres IV36

Grant Park Bowling Club, Forres IV36

Lodge St John #37 (Forres Masonic Hall) , Forres IV36

Lossiemouth Football Club, Lossiemouth IV31

Moray New Golf Club, Lossiemouth IV31

Royal British Legion Forres, Forres IV36

Royal Findhorn Yacht Club, Forres IV36


Civic Buildings
1 in Elgin / 0 nearby
in Elgin (IV30 - 1 options) - More Details

Elgin Town Hall, Cumming St


Pubs, Bars, Clubs & Restaurants
11 in Elgin / 10 nearby
in Elgin (IV30 - 11 options) - More Details

St Andrews Bar, Garmouth Rd, Lhanbryde

The Birnie Inn, Victoria Road

The Bonnie Earl, Munro Place

The Caberfeidh Bar, Main St

The Cooperage, 178 High Street

The Cottar Hoose, Linkwood Road

The Drouthy Cobbler, 48A High Street

The Golden Pheasant, North St, Bishopmill

The Kirkie (Bar), Main Street

The Muckle Cross, 34 High Street

The Springfield, Glen Moray Drive


Nearby (10 options)

Mosset Tavern, Forres IV36

Rock House Hotel, Lossiemouth IV31

Seafield Arms Hotel, Aberlour AB38

The Beach Bar, Lossiemouth IV31

The Brander Arms, Lossiemouth IV31

The Carisbrooke Hotel, Forres IV36

The Highlander Inn, Aberlour AB38

The Mash Tun, Aberlour AB38

The Skerry Brae, Lossiemouth IV31

The Steamboat, Lossiemouth IV31


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Elgin DJ Booking Tips


For many, their choice of DJ for parties in Elgin 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 Elgin 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 Elgin

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 Elgin. 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 Elgin 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 Elgin 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 Elgin, 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 Elgin.

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 Elgin 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 Elgin

needadisco.com has been helping arrange DJs and mobile discos for parties being held in Elgin 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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Who are the best mobile DJs in Elgin?
needadisco.com used various methods to rate the quality and safety of the mobile DJs and disco companies that it recommends. We not only look at customer feedback but also their documentation such as insurance, electrical testing records, approach to health & safety and many more aspects. In our opinion, the best mobile DJs available to hire for weddings, parties and events in Elgin are:

- 5 Star Discos
- Als Events and Weddings
How can I find a reliable DJ in Elgin?
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 Elgin - weddings, birthdays, socials, children's parties, school discos, corporate events - you name it!
How much should I expect to pay for an Elgin 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 £263 - £414 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 Elgin 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 Elgin and the surrounding areas willing to travel.
What other party services do you provide in Elgin?
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.