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.
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.
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.
Tiztik Mobile Disco
UK Mobile Discos Ltd
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!
Visual Music Productions
FunkyDiva Digital Jukeboxes
Solitaire Events Ltd
DJ Phil Eldridge
Joe Smith Entertainments
Sound Factory Mobile Disco
We costed DJs for a typical Wedding Reception in Southampton
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 - £214||£214 - £337||£337 - £510|
We costed DJs for an ALL DAY Wedding in Southampton
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 - £340||£340 - £540||£540 - £760|
We costed DJs for an Adult Evening Function in Southampton
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 - £196||£196 - £294||£294 - £510|
We costed DJs for a Children's Party in Southampton
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 - £157||£157 - £226||£226 - £280|
What type of DJ is right for my party?
You can expect a low-cost DJ in Southampton 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 Southampton, 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 Southampton area are most likely to offer an impeccable feedback record and have attained DJmark Platinum or Diamond level - demonstrating their commitment to customer service.
7 in Southampton / 6 nearby
in Southampton (SO15 - 7 options) - More Details
Blue Keys Hotel, Northlands Rd
Grand Harbour Hotel (De Vere), West Quay Rd
Holiday Inn Southampton, Herbert Walker Avenue
Ibis Southampton, 9 West Quay Road
Novotel Southampton, 1 West Quay Rd
Southampton Park Hotel, Cumberland Place
Winston Hotel, Archers Rd
Nearby (6 options)
Bartley Lodge Hotel, Southampton SO40
Captains Place, Southampton SO14
Cargo, Southampton SO14
Highfield House Hotel, Southampton SO17
Mercure Southampton Centre Dolphin Hotel, Southampton SO14
Woodlands Lodge Hotel, Southampton SO40
0 in Southampton / 1 nearby
Nearby (1 options)
Westgate Hall (Tudor Merchants), Southampton SO14
3 in Southampton / 21 nearby
in Southampton (SO15 - 3 options) - More Details
11th Freemantle Scout Hut, Kentish Road, Shirley
Freemantle Community Centre, Randolph Street, Freemantle
Nearby (21 options)
1st Chandlers Ford Scout Hall, Chandlers Ford SO53
4th Chandlers Ford Scout Hall, Chandlers Ford SO53
Avenue St Andrews Halls, Southampton SO17
Calmore Community Centre, Southampton SO40
Calmore Village Hall, Southampton SO40
Central Hall, Southampton SO14
Chandlers Ford Community Centre, Chandlers Ford SO53
Charles King Hall, Southampton SO40
Copythorne Parish Hall, Southampton SO40
Fryern Hill Pavilion (Chandlers Ford Parish Council), Chandlers Ford SO53
Hanger Farm Arts Centre, Southampton SO40
Hiltingbury Community Centre (The Hilt), Chandlers Ford SO53
Hounsdown Hall, Southampton SO40
Marchwood Village Hall, Southampton SO40
Netley Marsh Community Hall, Southampton SO40
Swaythling Neighbourhood Community Centre, Southampton SO17
The Arch, Chandlers Ford SO53
Totton & Eling Community Centre (Civic Centre), Southampton SO40
Valley Park Community Centre, Chandlers Ford SO53
Velmore Community Centre, Chandlers Ford SO53
West Totton Community Centre, Southampton SO40
5 in Southampton / 19 nearby
in Southampton (SO15 - 5 options) - More Details
Archers Road Club, 32 Archers Road
Atherley Bowling Club, Hill Lane
Goals Soccer Centre Southampton, Millbrook Point Road
Pirrie Park Bowling Club, Wilton Crescent
Shirley Social Club, 22 Anglesea Rd
Nearby (19 options)
AFC Totton, Southampton SO40
BTC Rowing Club, Southampton SO14
BTC Sports & Social Club, Southampton SO14
Calmore Cricket Club, Southampton SO40
Coalporters Rowing Club, Southampton SO14
Colbury Memorial Hall, Southampton SO40
Itchen Imperial Rowing Club, Southampton SO14
Marchwood Yacht Club, Southampton SO40
Northam Social Club, Southampton SO14
Royal Southampton Yacht Club, Southampton SO14
Southampton (Old) Bowling Green, Southampton SO14
Southampton Gladstone Club, Southampton SO14
Southampton Masonic Hall, Southampton SO14
St Denys & Bitterne Park Conservative Club, Southampton SO17
Testwood Working Mens Club, Southampton SO40
Totton Conservative Club (Empire Hall - Congleton Suite), Southampton SO40
Totton Masonic Hall, Southampton SO40
Totton Sports Club (ex BAT Sports Club), Southampton SO40
Tottonians Rugby Club, Southampton SO40
0 in Southampton / 2 nearby
Nearby (2 options)
Princess Caroline, Chandlers Ford SO53
Southampton Football Club (Halo), Southampton SO14
0 in Southampton / 2 nearby
17 in Southampton / 56 nearby
in Southampton (SO15 - 17 options) - More Details
Sadlers Brewhouse, London Road
The Alexandra (Beer Emporium), Bellevue Road
The Brass Monkey, Shirley Road
The Bright Water Inn, 370 Shirley Road, Shirley
The Freemantle, Paynes Road
The Freemantle Arms, Albany Road
The Giddy Bridge, London Road
The Griffin, 35 Anglesea Road, Shirley
The Key & Anchor, 90 Millbrook Road East
The Kings Arms, Church Street
The Ninety Degrees at Carltons, Carlton Place
The Orange Rooms, Vernon Walk
The Park Hotel, 90 Shirley Road
The Pig N Whistle, 108 Shirley Road
The Rover, 266 Shirley Road
The Waterloo Arms, Waterloo Road
The Wellington Arms, 56 Park Road
Nearby (56 options)
Chandlers Ford Central Club, Chandlers Ford SO53
Empress of Blandings, Southampton SO40
Kings Court (Masonic Centre), Chandlers Ford SO53
La Tavernetta, Southampton SO14
Oasis Bar, Southampton SO14
Stein Garten, Southampton SO14
The Admiral Sir Lucius Curtis, Southampton SO14
The Angel, Southampton SO14
The Bold Forester, Southampton SO40
The Bridge Inn, Southampton SO17
The Chapel Arms, Southampton SO14
The Cleveland Bay, Chandlers Ford SO53
The Coach & Horses, Southampton SO40
The Dancing Man Brewery, Southampton SO14
The Drummond Arms, Southampton SO17
The Duke Of Wellington, Southampton SO14
The Elephant & Castle, Southampton SO40
The Empress of Blandings, Southampton SO40
The Flying Dutchman, Southampton SO14
The Forest Inn, Southampton SO40
The Frog & Frigate, Southampton SO14
The Gamekeeper, Southampton SO40
The Gordon Arms, Southampton SO17
The Guide Dog, Southampton SO14
The Happy Cheese, Southampton SO40
The Hiltonbury Farmhouse, Chandlers Ford SO53
The Hobbit, Southampton SO14
The Hut, Chandlers Ford SO53
The Joiners, Southampton SO14
The Joshua Tree, Southampton SO14
The Juniper Berry, Southampton SO14
The Keys, Southampton SO40
The King Rufus, Chandlers Ford SO53
The King Rufus, Southampton SO40
The London Hotel, Southampton SO14
The Mitre, Southampton SO17
The Monks Brook, Chandlers Ford SO53
The New Forest, Southampton SO40
The New Inn, Southampton SO40
The Old Farmhouse, Southampton SO14
The Old Farmhouse, Southampton SO40
The Peg & Parrot, Southampton SO40
The Prince Of Wales, Southampton SO14
The Rockstone, Southampton SO14
The Roebuck Inn, Southampton SO40
The Salmon Leap, Southampton SO40
The Shooting Star, Southampton SO14
The Slug & Lettuce, Southampton SO14
The South Western Arms, Southampton SO17
The Spitfire, Southampton SO14
The Standing Order, Southampton SO14
The Talking Heads, Southampton SO17
The Titanic, Southampton SO14
The White Hart, Southampton SO40
The White Horse @ Marchwood, Southampton SO40
The White Horse @ Netley Marsh, Southampton SO40
BE WARY OF ONLINE REVIEWS
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CHECK FOR A DJMARK AWARD
All DJmark Award holding DJs in Southampton 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 Southampton, 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 Southampton.
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 Southampton 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?