Wedding DJ for Hire - Essex, Hertfordshire, London, UK and Europe

PianoDJ Wedding DJ with heart light DJ booth at Maidens Barn disco in Essex.

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Wedding DJs for weddings in the UK and Europe (based on the border of Essex, Hertfordshire and London)

Are you looking for a wedding DJ who will play the music that you love at your wedding?

The couples that choose PianoDJ for their wedding DJ usually have a huge passion for music and want it to be an important part of their wedding day.

Wedding DJ playing music for first dance in Essex Wedding Disco Essex

LIMITED AVAILABILITY: PianoDJ only have a small team of wedding DJs and they play for weddings all over Europe. Currently booking until 2021.

You can choose James (owner of PianoDJ) or one of our exclusive Wedding DJs. For weddings at Maidens Barn or That Amazing Place you will get one of our resident DJs.

Wedding DJ Blake Hall guests dancing having fun raving disco party

"As soon as the first dance was over, it really kicked off. Classic, after classic, after classic all night long

We're not normally ones to stay on the dance floor, but my goodness we didn't want to leave!

We have a taste for jungle, dancehall, D'n'B and rock songs and even those who don't normally like those genres danced their socks off because the mixes were so buzzing.

We had comments a couple of days later that friends' bodies were still aching after all of the dancing they did at our wedding!"


[Katie and Paul]

"I used to DJ full time and know plenty of DJs who could have DJ'd at my wedding for free.

However, I saw James play a few years ago and loved how he gets involved in the evening. He mixes tracks from different genres together, engaging the crowd and showing his passion for music and entertaining the audience.

I have had so many people compliment me on how great the music was. It was sensational.

If you are looking for someone that's committed to music and entertaining your crowd then these are your guys. Thank you so much." .


[James and Jo]

Hire James to DJ for Your Wedding

LIMITED AVAILABILITY: Throughout July and August 2018, James has a confirmed residency in Ibiza. This includes twice-weekly performances on the Pukka Up boat party and DJ sets at Eden Ibiza (a super club in San Antonio). During this time, James will be unavailable for weddings in the UK.

James's white custom void acoustic DJ rig for weddings in Essex, Hertfordshire, London and UK.

Why Hire James to DJ for your Wedding?

James started PianoDJ in 2006 and has personally DJ'd at over 2000 weddings.

During this time, he has built up an incredible collection of music and a knowledge of how and when to play these tracks in order to get the most people dancing.

James has developed a unique style of DJing that combines House Music, UK Garage, DnB and EDM with recognisable samples from well known Disco, Soul, Motown, Funk, 80s and 90s anthems.

He performs insane remixes and mashups live on the night at your wedding, looking at who is dancing and combining tracks that will keep them dancing with the music that you love.

The ultimate success is raving to your favourite music alongside your nan.



Couples Choose James Because...

  • Music is important and they want a DJ who will enjoy spending time preparing for their wedding and surrouding themselves in the music that they love.
  • They hate the idea of a cheesy DJ who will talk on the mic and play party songs.
  • They want somebody with lots of experience (over 2000 weddings) who they can trust to put in charge of the second half of their wedding.
  • They love House, Garage, DnB, EDM or other dance music and they want to find a way to have it at their wedding that will include the rest of their family.
  • They have done some DJing themselves or have friends who are DJs and they want a "real" DJ who can really mix and impress their guests rather than a laptop DJ standing behind a sparkly towel.
  • They have amazing memories from holidays in Ibiza and they want a taste of this at their wedding.
  • They want to dance all night at their wedding and they want to be excited about having one of the UKs best DJs playing at their wedding.


What is Included When You Hire James?

James is personally recommended by over 40 exclusive wedding venues across the UK and Europe, including the Gherkin in London.

Wedding DJ in Essex, Hertfordshire, London and UK with transportable custom white void acoustics sound system.

James - Your DJ

You get James to DJ for your evening reception from 7pm(ish) until the end of the night.

James will start the night with a warm up set and when you are ready, he will announce your cake cutting, first dance and any other traditional dances.

After these wedding traditions, James will work really hard to play the music you love and get as many of your guests dancing as possible.

Void Acoustics Sound System

Void Acoustics speakers are ranked in the world's top 5 best sound systems for electronic dance music.

Notable clubs with a Void Acoustics sound system include: Sankeys Ibiza, AIR Amsterdam, DC-10 Ibiza, Studio 338 London, Bora Bora Ibiza, Mixmag Los Angeles, London Lab and Ocean Beach Ibiza.

Pioneer DJ Hardware

James usually performs using a Pioneer DDJ-SZ mixer and a Pioneer RMX-1000 remix station for live remixes, edits and effects.

For weddings alongside international artists (e.g. DJ Luck and MC Neat), James performs using two Pioneer CDJ2000 NXS2 and a DJM900 NXS2 Mixer.

For weddings abroad, you have the option of hiring an additional seat on the aeroplane for James to bring his DJ controllers or you can hire equipment locally.

Essex wedding DJ playing for a wedding at Maidens Barn recommended wedding disco trust.

Computer Controlled Lighting Rig

James uses a minimal and stylish lighting rig that looks great in first dance photos and creates an awesome atmosphere throughout the night.

Lighting includes 2 moving club lights, the PianoDJ signature heart light DJ booth and 4 decorative uplighters.

A crew member will work alongside James throughout the night and mix the lighting effects in time with the music to increase the impact of every drop and breakdown.

Crew Member

A crew member is included in each booking to help James with the set up / pack down of equipment, to mix the lighting during the evening, to take requests from guests when James is mixing and to act as an emergency backup DJ if James is taken ill mid-set.

For weddings at the Gherkin or other venues with challenging access requirements, 2 or more crew members may be required.

Afternoon Equipment Set Up

James DJs most days in the wedding season (May-October) and his daily routine is: Morning - Sleep; Afternoon - Travel to Venue and Set Up; Evening - DJ; Late Night - Travel Home.

If you require a morning set up then we would need to pay for a driver and crew member to set up the equipment in the morning. This is possible but it is an additional cost.

Book a wedding DJ for wedding in Essex or Hertfordshire. Wedding disco dancing at Maidens Barn.

"Thank you for the amazing music.

You were absolutely brilliant and we had so many compliments.

James you are a brilliant DJ and our dance floor was never empty - not even once!

You made it impossible not to dance and there was a song that made every single person be up and on their feet during the evening.

Thank you for making our wedding incredible.".


[Kayleigh and Joe]

Hire an Exclusive DJ for Your Wedding

PianoDJ have a small team of exclusive wedding DJs that each perform for 70-100 weddings a year. These DJs have all been handpicked and trained by James (owner of PianoDJ) and are exclusive to PianoDJ. You cannot hire these DJs from any other agency.

Why Hire an Exclusive DJ from PianoDJ for your wedding?

You get everything that you need for a fantastic disco at your wedding. You get an experienced wedding DJ, a professional sound system, a computer controlled lighting rig and wireless venue uplighters.

All of the equipment is state-of-the-art and owned by PianoDJ, it is extremely reliable and maintained regularly, our DJs carry spare parts and PianoDJ carry out PAT testing annually.

The DJs are full of energy and enthusiasm and they love the challenge of getting a group of people dancing.

As well as being brilliant DJs and incredible musicians, they are friendly, caring and hard working. Your DJ will take the time to look after you and make sure that you have a brilliant time.

You know that they are going to do a good job because each DJ has been handpicked by James and trained in the PianoDJ style for over a year.

Wedding first dance at Maidens Barn with resident Wedding DJ and disco.

In the run up to your wedding you will submit a music request form that tells us about the music you love and the music you hate.

At your wedding, your DJ will play all of your favourite songs and make sure that they don't play any of the songs on your must avoid list - even if one of your guests requests them.

It won’t take your DJ long to discover which styles of music will get all of your guests up dancing and they will mix in your requests with more killer tracks to keep the dance floor full all night long.

All of our DJs are approachable and friendly people and this means that your guests will feel comfortable making requests on the night.

Our DJs are well-spoken and confident on a microphone and they will be happy to make important announcements (such as your cake cutting, first dance, etc) during the evening.

Dancing at Maidens Barn wedding venue in Essex with resident wedding DJs near Hertfordshire.

What is Included When You Hire an Exclusive DJ?

Your DJ

You get one of the PianoDJ exclusive wedding DJs for your evening reception from 7pm(ish) until the end of the night.

They will start the night with a warm up set and when you are ready, they will announce your cake cutting, first dance and any other traditional dances.

After these wedding traditions, your DJ will work really hard to play the music you love and get as many of your guests dancing as possible.

Computer Controlled Lighting Rig

Our DJs use a minimal and stylish lighting rig that looks great in first dance photos and creates an awesome atmosphere throughout the night.

Lighting includes 2 moving club lights, the PianoDJ signature heart light DJ booth and 4 decorative uplighters.

A crew member will work alongside your DJ throughout the night and mix the lighting effects in time with the music to increase the impact of every drop and breakdown.

Pioneer DJ Hardware

Our DJs all perform using Pioneer DJ controllers with Serato DJ software and you will find either a Pioneer DDJ-SZ or a Pioneer DDJ-SX mixer in their DJ booth.

First dance at Essex wedding venue Blake Hall near the border of Hertfordshire with wedding DJ PianoDJ.

Mackie HDA Sound System

Mackie HDA Speakers are high definition speakers that sound amazing. They are designed for high-end touring mobile DJ / live band rigs or small local music festivals and will sound better than or as good as any sound system used by our competitors.

If sound quality is super important to you then you could consider hiring James for your wedding as he tours with a Void Acoustics sound system.

Crew Member

A crew member is included in each booking to help your DJ with the set up / pack down of equipment, to mix the lighting during the evening, to take requests from guests when your DJ is mixing and to act as an emergency backup DJ if they are taken ill mid-set.

Afternoon Equipment Set Up

Our DJs perform most days in the wedding season (May-October) and their daily routine is: Morning - Sleep; Afternoon - Travel to Venue and Set Up; Evening - DJ; Late Night - Travel Home.

If you require a morning set up then we would need to pay for a driver and crew member to set up the equipment in the morning.

This is possible but it is an additional cost.

Fun dancing and having a great time on the dance floor with wedding DJ at Blake Hall in Essex.

"The music was great and the dance floor was full all night. Our DJ was friendly and approachable but also not too vocal on the microphone which was something we'd asked to keep to a minimum.

So many guests with musical backgrounds who are usually hard to please told me how good our DJ was!

Initially I was unsure about going with a DJ rather than a band but PianoDJ were the perfect choice and...

...I still have blisters on my feet to prove it!".


[Charlotte and Adam]

How much does a wedding DJ cost?

You can hire just a DJ for the evening or you can build your own package and add on a wedding pianist for the day, a sax player to join your DJ, a bongo player to join your DJ or any combination of these.

You can choose to add on 1, 2 or all 3 musicians.

Most couples choose to add live musicians onto their DJ package.

James DJ Price List

£1700 - James to DJ

£2000 - James to DJ + 1 Musician
(SAVE £200 this is usually £2200)

£2475 - James to DJ + 2 Musicians
(SAVE £225 this is usually £2700)

£2950 - James to DJ + 3 Musicians
(SAVE £250 this is usually £3200)

The prices above include the musicians, all equipment, travel, accommodation (if required) and VAT.

Note: If you hire James to DJ for your wedding then you will get a Void Acoustics Sound System.

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Exclusive DJ Price List

£1200 - Exclusive DJ

£1500 - Exclusive DJ + 1 Musician
(SAVE £200 this is usually £1700)

£1975 - Exclusive DJ + 2 Musicians
(SAVE £225 this is usually £2200)

£2450 - Exclusive DJ + 3 Musicians
(SAVE £250 this is usually £2700)

The prices above include the musicians, all equipment, travel, accommodation (if required) and VAT.

Note: If you hire an Exclusive DJ for your wedding then you will get a Mackie HDA Sound System.

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THE NEXT STEP

Check Availabilty

If the price fits within your budget and you would like to hire a DJ for your wedding then you can check availabilty for your date using the form below.

You will get a personal email back from James (owner of PianoDJ) to let you know if there is still a DJ available for your wedding. He will also let you know the availability of the other musicians and confirmation of the different prices.


CHECK AVAILABILTY FORM

You can check the availabilty of a DJ for your wedding using the form below.

UPDATE: In July and August 2018, James has a confirmed residency in Ibiza (Pukka Up boat party and Eden Ibiza super club). During this time, James will be unavailable for weddings in the UK.

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IS A DJ AVAILABLE FOR YOUR WEDDING?

"Nothing was too much trouble and the entire PianoDJ team was committed to making it the best possible day for us.

Our DJ for the evening coped admirably with the very long list of suggestions that we gave.

He was given the brief of keeping everyone dancing and he managed that perfectly. Our guests were suitably exhausted by the end of the evening.

In short, I wondered how a company could have such glowing recommendations - and now I know. I would recommend them to anyone.".


[Steve and Martin]

What Music is Important to You?

Your wedding should be packed full of the music that you love.

When you hire a wedding DJ from PianoDJ you get to have your input on the music that the DJ plays throughout your evening reception.

The couples that choose PianoDJ for their wedding tend to be passionate about music.

Some couples have a specific genre that they love and want to include at some point in the evening, whether it is house music, dance, DnB, UK Garage, EDM, Rock, Metal, Funk, Soul, RnB or Hip Hop.

Other couples just love music and dancing in general and want a DJ with incredible music knowledge to play a good mix of family friendly wedding with lots of great music from across the ages.

The most important thing is that you get the music that you love played at your wedding in a way that is going to get as many people as possible dancing alongside you.

When you have booked one of our DJs, you will be sent an online music request form that lets you share the music that you both love and hate with your DJ.

You can also give us insight into music that your family likes and this will help us make sure that everybody gets up dancing.

First dance with saxophone sax player at Maidens Barn and resident recommended DJ.

Wedding sax player and DJ live with saxophone, guests dancing, great DJ, packed dance floor.

"James who DJ'd in the evening was great! All our songs we requested were incorporated into the playlist along with others of our favourite genres of music and it worked perfectly.

The party went off. I danced all night and I genuinely felt like I was at a rave in my wedding dress. I loved it! You guys are so so good!

Nearly 3 weeks later and my friends are still saying how amazing the music was. We loved every minute of the music played. Thank you all so much.".


[Trudi and James]

Wedding DJ Reviews

You need to be completely confident that your wedding DJ is going to be absolutely brilliant. You want to be super excited about booking them for your wedding and they need to be an incredible musician and extremely experienced.

Here are 20 random testimonials from the 500+ couples that have written a review about their wedding DJ they booked from PianoDJ.

You can refresh the page to see another 20 reviews or you can visit our testimonials page and read all 500+ reviews.


Katie Curtis

Such a professional and organised company to use for your wedding day. We had Tim play the piano for us during the day/wedding breakfast and he was wonderful. The guests commented on how talented he was and how much he added to the day. Also we were lucky enough to have Tim and Will for the evening reception – what a team! The party began with out first dance and didn’t end until the venue threw us out! They listened to our tastes perfectly and judged what our guests liked really well. The dance floor was honestly never empty and they kept the atmosphere going all night. I would recommend them to everyone I know for a highly professional service for their wedding. Thanks guys you made it a day to remember!! x.


Trudie Stanley

A massive thank you to James and the team at PianoDJ. We fell in love with them when we saw and heard them at a wedding show and booked them there and then. They made the day so special and unique and original and they did it with love. They kept in touch throughout the whole process and any requests they fulfilled.

They are very talented people that do an exceptional job

I recommend anyone to use them at your wedding and event as a day with music like this make it a memory forever.

Thank you so much & all the best

Trudie & Troy
X


Katrina Jeggo

What an excellent DJ!! James provided a brilliant service. All of our wedding guests commented on how good James was and what a great selection of music he played. We had an amazing wedding day and James finished the evening off perfectly. We would definetly recommend PianoDJ.co.uk to any of our friands or family.


Drew Hayes

Piano Dj played at my wedding – basically I cannot recommend him highly enough, he was awesome. From the moment I booked him I was impressed – so professional in the build up and having never played the venue before actually took the time to visit the venue and liaise with my wedding planner and the band that we had also booked for the evening – Piano Dj basically rocked the show on the night, being flexible and just knowing the right songs to play at the right times – I’ve never attended a wedding where the dance floor was so full all the time! Basically not only did he exceed my expectations he was a major contributor to making my wedding day so special – nearly all of my guests mentioned how great he was and they all want an excuse to book him….whilst it is easy for me to go on gushing about how great he was I will keep it brief…truly a man of match performance – thanks ever so much.

Drew and Clare Hayes 12.02.2010


Kerrie Felstead

We hired PianoDJ to provide all the music for our special day at the end of June. Jamie played the piano during the ceremony reception drinks and meal. He was absolutely amazing. We had a favourite track which was far too fast to use as a first dance song so Jamie managed to make up his own version which he played while we signed the register (then again later on as I missed it!). The range of music he played was superb we had asked for a mix to suit all tastes. James then did the DJing in the evening. I can honestly say Ive not had as much fundancing in a long time and happily danced the night away. Thank you so much James and Jamie!


Zoe King (nee Evans)

Thank you thank you thank you to James and Nina for making our wedding day even more special!!
Nina – you were absolutely amazing! You played all the songs we wanted and made me well up quite a few times at the meal!
James – you made us dance the night away and again, played all the songs we wanted and our guests requested!
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
Take care
Zoe and Matt xx


Lisa and Lee Gallagher

From my first phone call to PianoDJ right up until my wedding day they were complete professionals. They kept in contact with song requests, timings and who would be there on my day.The piano playing during our wedding was superb and the DJing in the evening was fabulous. In short PianoDJ made my wedding perfect. So many of my guests commented on how great the DJ was and how they hadn’t danced so much in years. Thank you James and Okiem


Kevin Turner

Brilliant service, great choice of songs; rare to find such a thorough and helpful company these days. Couldn’t recommend them highly enough. Absolutely first class.


Jessica Story

We had an amazing wedding day and was made even better by Tim and Tom being there. They both did an amazing job and all my guests said how great they were. I couldnt believe how long he played the piano without a break. Would highly recommend. Played all my songs that I requested and even the pianist played songs again when we returned from having photos done that I had asked for. Very thoughtful.


Reg Horscroft

What a wonderful evening, enjoyed by all my guests. The atmosphere and music were truly great, lots of lovely comments about James and William and their enthusiasm. Well done!


Jon & Shelley

Our Wedding was on the 22nd January 2015, James and the team were so unbelievably professional and the music quality and the lighting/ambiance that the DJ booth created was exceptional. Piano DJ catered for all of our song choices and they made our day even more special. We would highly recommend Piano DJ for any wedding or party event, the team were so friendly and the service was flawless right from the moment we booked them. Would use again and again!
Thank you James and the Team!!!
Jon & Shelley


Karen & Rob Carter

I would like to thank James and Nina for providing an absolutely exceptional level of entertainment at our wedding on 4th May. Nina played piano at the ceremony, reception and during the wedding breakfast and all our guests commented on how amazing she was and how much they enjoyed her playing. I loved hearing all my favourite contemporary songs being played on the piano! James was professional and helpful throughout all of our dealings leading up to the day, and adapted to everything I threw at him – from playing the ceilidh music to helping the singers set up, and incorporating our wide array of requests, from Dolly Parton to Garage music!! He judged the atmosphere perfectly and ensured that the dance floor was full all night, just as we had hoped it would be! I'm so glad that we booked PianoDJ for our wedding and would recommend their services to anyone looking for wedding or any other event entertainment. Thank you for helping to make our wedding day so amazing!!

Karen & Rob


Rebecca and Rob

Rob and I would like to say a huge thank you for the music you delighted us with on our wedding day. So many of our friends and family commented that the ensemble in the courtyard of the Reid Rooms created the perfect atmosphere for the drinks and photos. I have to say my personal highlight was the Disco. The song choice was spot on at all times and finished such a wonderful day in the best way – with everyone dancing. Thanks so much. I can’t recommend you guys enough!


Holly and Joe Richardson

A fantastic service!

Piano DJ listened to our requests and made our wedding evening represent us

We loved the big LED DJ sign and the guys were so accommodating with all of our requests

Thank you!


Beverley and Jamie Smith

We would highly recommend Piano DJ. We booked a pianist for the ceremony and a DJ for the evening. The pianist played beautifully and everyone commented on how wonderful the pianist was. In the evening James was highly professional and played both music on our playlist and a mixture of all eras of music. All my guests commented on how good the DJ was and how he responded to the guests music tastes. You will not regret booking Piano DJ for your wedding/ party!


Louise and Jamie Preston

We were very happy with the service provided by PianoDJ, James was professional and helpful before and on the day and obviously had a feel for the sort of music we enjoyed from our song selections!

We didn’t have to worry about the music all day and evening as everything was taken care of so well.

We would definitely recommend PianoDJ to any couple!


Karen & Robert Tromans

We booked PianoDJ for our wedding at Mulberry House for a pianist during our ceremony and DJ for our evening reception. We initially met James at a wedding fayre at Mulberry House well over a year before our wedding and we were instantly impressed by the range of modern piano music covered (we had some niche requests!) and also the fact that James was so friendly and helpful as we discussed our wedding music plans. We are so thankful to PianoDJ for making our day incredibly special. Our guests are still talking about what great music we had throughout the day and what a fantastic DJ we had. James was very engaging with our guests and added little touches to the evening which made the night fun and enjoyable for us all. I would also like to mention how amazing his heart light is in front of the DJ booth – our wedding photos look fantastic with the heart in the background and so many of our guests were asking if we had hired it as it looked so beautiful! There was never a moment when the dance floor was empty and you couldn’t get our guests off of it as they were loving all of the great music played. I know I am biased but James is definitely the best wedding DJ ever and he will play anything you want him to. I highly recommend PianoDJ and thank you once again for helping to make our day one of the best ever! Karen & Robert xxxx


Helen & Russell Smith

Thanks James for such an amazing evening! Your music selection is first class and I wouldn’t hesitate in having you for another event! The lighting and UV cannons were excellent too! A1* for all your efforts…may all your future clients enjoy you as much as we did. Helen and Russ x


Ruth Shelley

We had PianoDJ at our wedding on 2nd October at Hylands House and were so happy and impressed with them. The piano was flawless including the few random requests that were thrown in on the day, “Dambusters” and “Harry Potter” anyone? And in the evening, we heard nothing but compliments about the music and the DJ. Thank you so much!


Joanne Coysten

Brilliant DJs! One of our main concerns when planning our wedding was that people would be sat around an empty dance floor in the evening. Thanks to the DJs this was not the case. The dance floor was packed with every own dancing to a mix of songs. We were really pleased to have used them.




Maidens Barn recommended resident essex wedding dj disco chelmsford first dance.

Wedding DJ at Maidens Barn with heart light light up letters love disco.

"James our DJ was brilliant. The playlist was perfectly pitched and the dance floor was filled all night with songs for everyone.

We even had a 15minute blast of our favourite songs as teenagers to get our friends moshing about the dance floor.

James took the time to chat to us and express his enthusiasm for our set lists, which really gave the whole experience a personal touch.

We are still getting compliments on how well the day went. Thank you so much!!!".


[Rebecca and David]

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