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.


Anthony Harding

To James and William,
Thank you both so much for helping us enjoy our day. We were really impressed with your friendly and professional approach throughout the lead up to the wedding and on the day / night itself.

We also thank you for catering to all of our requests – even the dreadful ones – and providing a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere for us and our guests.

We will DEFINITELY be recommending you to our friends for future events.

Many thanks again.

Anthony & Ella


Andrea and Rick

We used PianoDJ to DJ at our wedding reception. It was an excellent service- we had a special request and they were willing to be flexible and meet our needs. Very efficient, polite and professional. James was our DJ and he was brilliant at his job and clearly enjoyed it. He was friendly, passionate about what he did and created a great atmosphere at our wedding reception. Playlist was great- just what we asked for. Thank you for everything!


James & Cheryl Dawson

Very professional guys who always smiling and happy to be doing what they love. A true pleasure to have at our day and enjoyed their hard work. Very good evening disco also, would definitely recommend! Many Thanks James again for your experience & advice, James & Cheryl


Debbie Harvey

all the guys at piano dj were awesome.we had a really hot day and not many takers for the dance floor but that didnt stop them putting on a great show. i would highly recommend piano dj and will definately use them again and again as they are all so friendly. they helped make our day special.


Alison Jackson-Carter

We were really nervous about the party part of the wedding as the music is such an important part of the evening. If it doesn’t work the whole evening can fall flat. But James did an incredible job. Everyone said the evening was the best part. He listened to what we wanted from the evening and totally delivered. We didn’t want any cheesy music at all and instead started with some rock n roll, then went in to some drum and bass and then some UKG and then some of the tracks we had selected ourselves that we knew the crowd would love and appreciate.
It was the best day of my life and the evening was absolutely amazing. James also didn’t do that awful thing that so many wedding DJs do of talking too much. He was brilliant and everyone raved about him the next day. We have recommended him to all of our friends.


Rebecca Johnstone

Thank you to both our pianist Tim and our Dj James. They were both fantastic at our wedding. Tim played an amazing range of music to cover both of our tastes in music throughout our ceremony and wedding reception before James took over in the evening. Everyone of our guest loved the range of music given and we cannot thank them enough for how smoothly it all ran. Our venue was especially impressed with how organised they were and how quickly they could get in contact with them. I cannot recommend them enough. Many thanks Rebecca and David (Longstowe Hall , 9th April 2016)


Emma gray

We cannot recommend this company enough having used them to play the piano during the Day and using the Dj for the evening of our wedding 31.3.16 from the first chat on the phone to the Goodbye on the evening everything was perfect everyone so friendly and helpful and nothing was too much trouble also very speedy at replying to emails worth every penny we had lots of compliments for great entertainment Thankyou everyone Emma and Paul.


Mark and Helen Presland

Dear Nina and James,
Just a few words to say how you music helped to make the day relaxed and special for everyone. We asked Nina to play classical music to fit in with our wedding theme, and this was superb whilst we all ate. The piano and drums whilst the photos were being taken created a relaxed atmosphere, and we all had fun dancing to the disco in the evening.SUPERB JOB GUYS!!! love Helen and Mark.


Gemma Green (nee Smith)

Thank you Nina, for our beautiful wedding piano music, you are solely responsible for me crying as I stepped outside, the music added so much emotion to our ceremony.
Nina played my 4 chosen pieces so beautifully, and even added a last minute choice for our balloon release.
Will, our DJ, you were amazing, the same friendly, professional manner that I had seen in James, I could not have been happier with the music you played, and as I’m sure you saw from the dancefloor, the remixes you played were so well received! I’ve never had so much fun dancing, and was thrilled to see all my guests enjoyed it so much too.
All round fantastic service, and I will be recommending you to all my friends and family xx


Wayne Richards

Five star in every department. I could not recommend high enough. A great pianist and a DJ who understood the music needs of myself my wife and my guests. Can’t say enough good thing.


Tom & Melanie

What a fantastic day! The very talented Nina playing some wonderful songs on the piano all day, followed by some fantastic entertainment from James and his decks!!

We would recommend pianodj to anyone, with this fantastic team taking care of the wedding entertainment, you can be sure that you along with all your guests will be dancing the night away!

Thank you for making our day so special.

Tom & Melanie. Aka Mr & Mrs Morgan!!!


Mrs P Moynihan

My Son arranged for James to play the piano during the wedding breakfast, the theme on the tables were certain record tracks which were special to the bride and groom, my son asked James if he would learn some of these tracks and play them during the breakfast and, I would like to commend him for doing this it was very much appreiciated by some of the guests. James then continued the evening entertainment as DJ and may I say he was brilliant, he kept people on the dance floor all night, me included I just could not stop dancing, and James was also having a great time playing the music, I would like to thank him very very much for making my Son and new Daugther in Law’s afternoon and evening entertainment first class, and cant recommend him enough! Thank you again James.


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.


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.


Nick Freeman

Superb from start to finish. Easily contactable and always a pleasure to deal with. The piano playing was excellent during the reception drinks and this was followed by a great dj set in the evening. Our guests are still talking about what a great time they had and how Piano DJ’s music really made the day so enjoyable.


Stephen & Elena

Well we would just like to say a "BIG THANKYOU"… The day went smoothley and all we have had is complements about James.. The Piano at the Wedding Breakfast just gave the right mood while everyone ate and well what can I say about the evening!!! Music was incredible and the dance floor NEVER empty, a credit again to James… I would recommend Piano DJ to everyone.

James, Thank you VERY much and you really DID make the day..

Steve, Elena and all our Guests.


Beverley Millar

Pianist was exceptional and DJ is friendly, professional and great at his job! He responds to the bride/ grooms requests and allows guests to give their own recommendations. He plays a great range of music and all my guests commented on how good the DJ was. Other guests commented on the pianist and how it made the ceremony truly memorable. Thank you for making my wedding so special.


Rachel McKie

We were very impressed with Piano DJ from booking to the lead up to the wedding and the night itself everything was very straight forward and they were very quick to come back to us about any queries we had. On the night itself James was brilliant and was very good at judging what type of music to play. A few of our guests since have commented at how good they thought James was. It was also nice to see James get involved as well with the dancing! Would fully recommend.


Katie Howey

It has been three weeks almost since our wedding, and we’ve taken so long to write a review because we have too much to say about how incredible James was as our DJ to condense it into a review. We sent James our list of songs and favourite artists to play and from a small list, he clocked on to what we liked straight away. 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! As soon as one song finished and we went to head out to the outdoor games, another favourite came on and we had to run back to the floor! Paul and I have quite a taste for jungle/dancehall/drum and bass/reggae/classic rock songs and even those who don’t normally like those genres danced their socks off because the mixes were so buzzing. I cannot praise James enough for his insane, incredible, mind blowing, feet pumping mixes that kept the dance floor alive right until the very end. It wasn’t empty at any point. We had comments a couple of days later that friends’ bodies were still aching after all of the dancing they did at our wedding. 100%, 10/10, a million gold stars! The highest grade of awesome to you! You would be making a serious mistake if you did not hire James at Piano DJ for your wedding! Can we do it all again?!


Sean & Nicola Wesley

We had the pleasure of having James from PianoDJ at our wedding.
We had given James a list of songs that we liked and he was more than happy to play those songs and add his own in.
Having him playing during our reception drinks really made the occasion and people were very impressed with his playing.
James made a special point of coming to see us after he had finished to make sure everything had been ok which was very nice of him.
I would highly recommend the PianoDJ company as they made things easy from start to finish and really made the wedding feel extra special.




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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