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.
Boogie Nights Discos
Genie Discs Entertainment
PLATINUM DJmark Award Holders
Platinum is the second 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 are working their way up to a Diamond Award in due course by regularly submitting updated documentation.
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.
Kent Party DJ
Steve Justin Roadshow
Power Sounds Discos And Karaoke
Essex Wedding DJs
Other Local DJs
These members do not currently hold a DJmark Award, however they are working towards attaining one as soon as possible.
This doesn't mean that they do not have the required documentation or positive customer feedback - just that they haven't shared that with us yet. If in doubt, ask!
Harry Kilb Wedding Entertainment
Dream Machine Entertainments
Tony Murphy Mobile Disco
w0ks mobile disco
Simon George Entertainment
Tommy G DJ Services and Discos
We costed DJs for a typical Wedding Reception in Rochester
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 - £206||£206 - £323||£323 - £480|
We costed DJs for an ALL DAY Wedding in Rochester
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 - £330||£330 - £520||£520 - £730|
We costed DJs for an Adult Evening Function in Rochester
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 - £207||£207 - £311||£311 - £540|
We costed DJs for a Children's Party in Rochester
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 - £177||£177 - £256||£256 - £320|
What type of DJ is right for my party?
You can expect a low-cost DJ in Rochester 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 Rochester, 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 Rochester area are most likely to offer an impeccable feedback record and have attained DJmark Platinum or Diamond level - demonstrating their commitment to customer service.
2 in Rochester / 5 nearby
in Rochester (ME1 - 2 options) - More Details
Gordon House Hotel, High St
The Royal Victoria & Bull Hotel, High St
Nearby (5 options)
Bridgewood Manor, Chatham ME5
Hamlets Hotel, Aylesford ME20
Holiday Inn Rochester-Chatham, Chatham ME5
Larkfield Priory Hotel, Aylesford ME20
St George Hotel, Chatham ME4
0 in Rochester / 3 nearby
Nearby (3 options)
Commissioners House, Chatham ME4
Fort Amherst, Chatham ME4
North Barn at Aylesford Priory, Aylesford ME20
10 in Rochester / 20 nearby
in Rochester (ME1 - 10 options) - More Details
Borstal Village Hall, 1 Wouldham Road, Borstal
Burham Old School Commmunity Centre, Rochester Rd, Burham
Burham Village Hall, Rochester Rd, Burham
Cleave Warne Hall, Borstal St, Borstal
Holcombe Hockey Club, Curtis Way
Matthews Memorial Hall, Castle Avenue
Rochester Corn Exchange, Northgate
Stirling Centre, 601 Maidstone Rd
Woodies Youth Centre, Arethusa Rd
Wouldham Village Hall, High St, Wouldham
Nearby (20 options)
Aylesford Village Community Centre, Aylesford ME20
Beechen Hall, Chatham ME5
Blue Bell Hill Village Hall, Chatham ME5
Brassey Centre, Aylesford ME20
Christ the King Church, Chatham ME5
Davis Estate Community Centre (DERAC), Chatham ME5
Ditton Community Centre, Aylesford ME20
Halling Community Centre, Strood ME2
Halling Jubilee Hall, Rochester ME2
Hook Meadow Community Centre, Chatham ME5
Larkfield Village Hall (Church Farm), Aylesford ME20
Settington & Downsview Community Centre, Chatham ME5
Snodland Community Centre, Snodland ME6
St Marys Island Community Centre, Chatham ME4
St Michaels Church Hall, Strood ME2
St Nicholas Church, Strood ME2
Sun Pier House, Chatham ME4
Tunbury Hall, Chatham ME5
White Road Community Centre, Chatham ME4
Woodside Community Centre, Strood ME2
7 in Rochester / 19 nearby
in Rochester (ME1 - 7 options) - More Details
Borstal Cricket Club, Wouldham Rd, Borstal
Kings Rochester Sports Centre, 601 Maidstone Road
Medway Rugby Club, Priestfields
Rochester Masonic Hall, Gundulph Square
Rochester Social Club, 46 Corporation St
Roffen Club, 41 New Rd
Warren Wood Social Club, 99 Warren Wood Road
Nearby (19 options)
Aylesford Bulls Rugby Club (Jack Williams Ground), Aylesford ME20
Aylesford Village Club, Aylesford ME20
Chatham Working Mens Club, Chatham ME4
Cobdown Sports & Social Club, Aylesford ME20
Cuxton Social Club, Strood ME2
Ham Hill Working Mens Club, Snodland ME6
Invicta Social Club, Chatham ME4
K Sports Football Club (ex APM), Aylesford ME20
Kent Boat and Ski Club, Strood ME2
Lordswood Bowling Centre & Snooker Hall, Chatham ME5
Lordswood Leisure Centre, Chatham ME5
Lordswood Sports & Social Club, Chatham ME5
Newtown Social Club, Strood ME2
Oast Park Golf Club, Snodland ME6
Royal British Legion Aylesford, Aylesford ME20
Snodland Working Mens Club, Snodland ME6
Strood Leisure Centre, Strood ME2
Temple Farm Working Mens Club, Strood ME2
Wainscott Institute Club, Strood ME2
1 in Rochester / 3 nearby
in Rochester (ME1 - 1 options) - More Details
Royal Function Rooms, 12 Star Hill
Nearby (3 options)
Buckmore Park Conference Centre, Chatham ME5
Dickens World Events - Porters Bar, Chatham ME4
Fort Luton, Chatham ME4
24 in Rochester / 46 nearby
in Rochester (ME1 - 24 options) - More Details
The Bridge Wardens, The Tideway
The Carpenters Arms, Cossack Street
The City Wall, 120 High Street
The Coopers Arms, St Margarets Street
The Crown, 2 High St
The Crown, High Street
The George, 344 City Way
The George Vaults, 35 High Street
The Golden Lion, 147 High Street
The Good Intent, John Street
The Granville Arms, 83 Maidstone Road
The Huntsman, 106 Pattens Lane
The Jolly Knight, High St
The Kings Head, 58 High Street
The Man Of Kent, John Street
The Nags Head, 292 High St
The Prince of Wales, 90 Cecil Road
The Queen Charlotte, 159 High Street
The Rising Sun, Delce Road
The Two Brewers, 113 High Street
The Watermans Arms, 151 High Street, Wouldham
The White Horse, 86 Borstal Street
The Whod Ha Thought It, Baker St
The Windmill, 292 Rochester Rd, Burham
Nearby (46 options)
Kits Coty Brasserie, Aylesford ME20
The Bell, Strood ME2
The Bounty, Strood ME2
The Bricklayers Arms, Aylesford ME20
The Bush, Aylesford ME20
The Coach & Horses, Strood ME2
The Command House, Chatham ME4
The Constitution Castle, Chatham ME5
The Fox, Chatham ME4
The Freemasons Arms, Snodland ME6
The General At Sea, Chatham ME4
The Hen & Chickens, Chatham ME5
The Hengist, Aylesford ME20
The Homeward Bound, Strood ME2
The Jolly Caulkers, Chatham ME4
The Kentish Quarryman, Aylesford ME20
The Kings Arms, Strood ME2
The Lower Bell, Aylesford ME20
The Monks Head, Aylesford ME20
The Monks Head, Snodland ME6
The Old Ash Tree, Chatham ME5
The Poachers Pocket, Chatham ME5
The Prince Of Wales, Strood ME2
The Prince of Wales, Chatham ME4
The Princes Park, Chatham ME5
The Red Bull, Aylesford ME20
The Richard Cobden, Chatham ME4
The Robin Hood, Chatham ME5
The Royal Oak, Strood ME2
The Sans Pareil, Strood ME2
The Sherwood Oak, Chatham ME5
The Ship, Strood ME2
The Ship & Trades, Chatham ME4
The Stag, Strood ME2
The Steam Packet, Strood ME2
The Thomas Waghorn, Chatham ME4
The Three Crutches, Strood ME2
The Tiger Moth, Chatham ME5
The Trafalgar Maid, Chatham ME4
The Tudor Rose, Strood ME2
The Victoria Cross, Chatham ME5
The Waggon At Hale, Chatham ME5
The Waters Edge, Strood ME2
The Wealden Hall, Aylesford ME20
The White Hart, Strood ME2
The White Lion, Chatham ME4
BE WARY OF ONLINE REVIEWS
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CHECK FOR A DJMARK AWARD
All DJmark Award holding DJs in Rochester 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 Rochester, 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 Rochester.
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 Rochester 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?