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.
The Specialist Wedding DJ
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.
Chris Mack Specialist DJs Ltd
Ice Blue Mobile Entertainments
City Nights Discos
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.
John Headley Roadshow
UK Mobile Discos Ltd
Martin St John Discos
Surround Sounds Discos
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!
Big Mix Disco
Premier DJ Entertainment
FunkyDiva Digital Jukeboxes
Solitaire Events Ltd
Andy B Disco & Entertainment
1st Class Event Entertainments
We costed DJs for a typical Wedding Reception in Banbury
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 - £242||£242 - £381||£381 - £570|
We costed DJs for an ALL DAY Wedding in Banbury
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 - £390||£390 - £610||£610 - £860|
We costed DJs for an Adult Evening Function in Banbury
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 - £217||£217 - £325||£325 - £570|
We costed DJs for a Children's Party in Banbury
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 - £162||£162 - £234||£234 - £290|
What type of DJ is right for my party?
You can expect a low-cost DJ in Banbury 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 Banbury, 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 Banbury area are most likely to offer an impeccable feedback record and have attained DJmark Platinum or Diamond level - demonstrating their commitment to customer service.
1 in Banbury / 4 nearby
in Banbury (OX16 - 1 options) - More Details
Whately Hall Hotel (Mercure), Horsefair, Banbury Cross
Nearby (4 options)
Cartwright Hotel, Banbury OX17
Great Western Arms, Banbury OX17
The Unicorn Inn, Banbury OX15
Wroxton House Hotel, Banbury OX15
0 in Banbury / 3 nearby
Nearby (3 options)
Dovecote Barn, Banbury OX17
Sulgrave Manor, Banbury OX17
The Great Barn, Banbury OX17
5 in Banbury / 13 nearby
in Banbury (OX16 - 5 options) - More Details
Grimsbury Community Centre, Daventry Road
Hanwell Fields Community Centre, Rotary Way
Hardwick Community Hall & Social Club, Ferriston
St Johns Community Centre & Parish Social Club, Dashwood Road
St Marys Church Hall, Horse Fair
Nearby (13 options)
Adderbury Institute, Banbury OX17
Balscote Village Hall, Banbury OX15
Charlton Memorial Hall, Banbury OX17
Chipping Warden Village Hall, Banbury OX17
Culworth Village Hall, Banbury OX17
Jubilee Park Hall, Banbury OX15
Kings Sutton Millennium Hall, Banbury OX17
Lucy Plackett Activity Centre, Banbury OX17
Middleton Cheney Village Hall, Banbury OX17
Sibford Village Hall, Banbury OX15
Wardington Memorial Hall, Banbury OX17
Warmington Village Hall, Banbury OX17
Windmill Centre, Banbury OX15
9 in Banbury / 10 nearby
in Banbury (OX16 - 9 options) - More Details
Banbury Chestnuts Bowling Club, The Shades, West Bar
Banbury Freemasons Hall, Marlborough Rd
Banbury Trades & Labour Club, 32 West Bar St
Banbury Twenty Cricket Club, Ermont Way
Banbury United Football Club, Spencer Stadium, Station Approach
Easington Sports Football Club, Addison Road
GF (General Foods) Social Club, Spiceball Park Road
Spiceball Leisure Centre, Cherwell Drive
Woodgreen Leisure Centre, Woodgreen Avenue
Nearby (10 options)
Banbury Cricket Club (The Willows), Banbury OX15
Banbury Rugby Club (Bodicote Park), Banbury OX15
Bloxham Ex-servicemans Hall, Banbury OX15
Bodicote Cricket Club, Banbury OX15
Broughton & North Newington Cricket Club, Banbury OX15
Cherwell Edge Golf Club, Banbury OX17
Drayton Leisure Golf Centre, Banbury OX17
Hook Norton Sports & Social Club, Banbury OX15
Middleton Cheney Social Club, Banbury OX17
Rye Hill Golf Club, Banbury OX15
1 in Banbury / 0 nearby
16 in Banbury / 34 nearby
in Banbury (OX16 - 16 options) - More Details
Also Known As (Bar), Parsons St
The Blarney Stone, Lower Windsor Street
The Church House, North Bar Street
The Cock Horse, Chatsworth Drive
The Cromwell Lodge, North Bar Street
The Easington, 135 Bloxham Road
The Elephant & Castle, Middleton Road
The Exchange, 49 High Street
The Hanwell Arms, Rotary Way
The Horse & Jockey, West Bar Street
The Musketeer, Ruscote Avenue
The Old Auctioneer, Parsons St
The Pepper Pot, Burchester Place
The Swan, South Bar Street
The Three Pigeons Inn, Southam Road
The White Horse, 52 North Bar Street
Nearby (34 options)
The Bell, Banbury OX15
The Bowling Green, Banbury OX17
The Brasenose Arms, Banbury OX17
The Butchers Arms, Banbury OX17
The Butchers Arms, Banbury OX15
The Chandlers Arms, Banbury OX15
The Coach & Horses, Banbury OX17
The Crown & Tuns, Banbury OX15
The Duck On The Pond, Banbury OX15
The Dun Cow, Banbury OX15
The Elephant & Castle, Banbury OX15
The Falcon, Banbury OX17
The Gate Hangs High, Banbury OX15
The George & Dragon, Banbury OX17
The George and Dragon, Banbury OX15
The Great Western Arms, Banbury OX17
The Griffin Inn, Banbury OX17
The Hare and Hounds, Banbury OX17
The Horse & Groom Inn, Banbury OX15
The Horse and Jockey, Banbury OX15
The Joiners Arms, Banbury OX15
The Lampet Arms, Banbury OX15
The Moon & Sixpence, Banbury OX17
The Pickled Ploughman, Banbury OX17
The Red Lion, Banbury OX17
The Red Lion @ Deddington, Banbury OX15
The Red Lion @ Horley, Banbury OX15
The Rose & Crown, Banbury OX17
The Rose and Crown, Banbury OX15
The Saye & Sele Arms, Banbury OX15
The Stags Head, Banbury OX15
The Sun Inn, Banbury OX15
The White Horse, Banbury OX17
The Wykham Arms, Banbury OX15
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CHECK FOR A DJMARK AWARD
All DJmark Award holding DJs in Banbury 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 Banbury, 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 Banbury.
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 Banbury 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?