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.
5 Star Discos
Als Events and Weddings
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.
Lee Live: Wedding DJ
Dance Away Mobile Disco
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!
Jim Moore - Scotland's Party DJ
Madison Wedding Band and Disco
We costed DJs for a typical Wedding Reception in Edinburgh
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 - £274||£274 - £431||£431 - £650|
We costed DJs for an ALL DAY Wedding in Edinburgh
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 - £440||£440 - £690||£690 - £970|
We costed DJs for an Adult Evening Function in Edinburgh
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 - £183||£183 - £275||£275 - £480|
We costed DJs for a Children's Party in Edinburgh
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 - £163||£163 - £235||£235 - £290|
What type of DJ is right for my party?
You can expect a low-cost DJ in Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh, 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 Edinburgh area are most likely to offer an impeccable feedback record and have attained DJmark Platinum or Diamond level - demonstrating their commitment to customer service.
0 in Edinburgh / 18 nearby
Nearby (18 options)
Apex European Hotel, Edinburgh EH12
Braid Hills Hotel, Edinburgh EH10
Bruntsfield Hotel, Edinburgh EH10
Capital Hotel, Edinburgh EH12
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Edinburgh City Centre, Edinburgh EH3
Dunstane House Hotel, Edinburgh EH12
Edinburgh Lodge Hotel, Edinburgh EH12
Ellersly House Hotel, Edinburgh EH12
Hilton Edinburgh Grosvenor, Edinburgh EH12
King James Hotel (Thistle), Edinburgh EH3
Marriott Hotel Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH12
Novotel Edinburgh Park, Edinburgh EH12
Point Hotel and Conference Centre, Edinburgh EH3
Royal Ettrick Hotel, Edinburgh EH10
Royal Scots Club, Edinburgh EH3
Sheraton Grand Hotel and Spa, Edinburgh EH3
The Bonham, Edinburgh EH3
The Howard, Edinburgh EH3
0 in Edinburgh / 2 nearby
7 in Edinburgh / 26 nearby
in Edinburgh (EH11 - 7 options) - More Details
Calder Community Centre, 9 Calder Park
Destiny Church Edinburgh, Gorgie Rd
Gorgie Dalry Community Assn, 22 McLeod St
Gorgie War Memorial Hall, 338 Gorgie Rd
Polwarth Parish Church, Polwarth Terrace
St Martin of Tours Church, 232 Dalry Rd
St Michaels Parish Church, Slateford Rd
Nearby (26 options)
Central Hall, Edinburgh EH3
Clovenstone Community Centre, Edinburgh EH14
Cluny Church, Edinburgh EH10
Columcille Centre, Edinburgh EH10
Craigsbank Church, Edinburgh EH12
Currie Community Centre, Edinburgh EH14
Douglas Brown Scout Hall, Edinburgh EH12
Edinburgh Tabernacle, Edinburgh EH3
Eric Liddell Centre, Edinburgh EH10
Fairmilehead Parish Church, Edinburgh EH10
Gibson Craig Hall, Edinburgh EH14
Gylemuir Community Centre, Edinburgh EH12
Inverleith Church Hall, Edinburgh EH3
Inverleith Park, Edinburgh EH3
Juniper Green Church Hall, Edinburgh EH14
Juniper Green Community Centre (Village Hall), Edinburgh EH14
Kirk Loan Hall, Edinburgh EH12
Longstone Community Centre, Edinburgh EH14
Morningside Parish Church, Edinburgh EH10
Morningside United Church, Edinburgh EH10
Murrayfield Parish Church, Edinburgh EH12
One Nile Grove (ex Braid Church), Edinburgh EH10
Saughtonhall United Reformed Church, Edinburgh EH12
St Thomas Church, Edinburgh EH12
The Church of St John the Baptist, Edinburgh EH12
United Free Church, Edinburgh EH12
4 in Edinburgh / 33 nearby
in Edinburgh (EH11 - 4 options) - More Details
BMC Social Club, 13 Westfield St
Gorgie Mills Bowling Club, 10 Alexander Drive
Powerleague Sighthill, Bankhead Drive
Shandon Snooker & Pool, 99 Slateford Rd
Nearby (33 options)
Baberton Golf Club, Edinburgh EH14
Bainfield Bowling & Social Club, Edinburgh EH14
Balerno Bowling Club, Edinburgh EH14
Boroughmuir Rugby & Community Sports Club, Edinburgh EH14
Carrick Knowe Bowling Club, Edinburgh EH12
Carrickvale Golf Club, Edinburgh EH12
Craiglochart Leisure Centre, Edinburgh EH14
Currie Bowling Club, Edinburgh EH14
Currie Rugby Club, Edinburgh EH14
David Lloyd Edinburgh Corstorphine, Edinburgh EH12
Edinburgh Prison Officers Social Club, Edinburgh EH14
Edinburgh West End Bowling Club, Edinburgh EH3
Forrester Rugby Club, Edinburgh EH12
Heriots Rugby Club, Edinburgh EH3
Longstone Hearts Social Club, Edinburgh EH14
Morningside Masonic Association, Edinburgh EH10
Morrison + Gibb Social Club, Edinburgh EH3
Mortonhall Golf Club, Edinburgh EH10
Murrayfield Golf Club, Edinburgh EH12
Murrayfield Wanderers Football Club, Edinburgh EH12
North Merchiston Club (aka Boys Club), Edinburgh EH14
Northern Bowling Club, Edinburgh EH3
Prison Officers Social Club, Edinburgh EH14
RHC Cougars Rugby Club, Edinburgh EH12
Royal Engineers Club Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH3
Scots Guards Association Club, Edinburgh EH12
Sighthill Bowling Club, Edinburgh EH12
Slateford Bowling Club, Edinburgh EH14
Swanston Golf Club, Edinburgh EH10
Tanfield Bowling Club, Edinburgh EH3
The English Speaking Union, Edinburgh EH3
Waterside Social Club, Edinburgh EH14
Watsonians Rugby Club, Edinburgh EH10
0 in Edinburgh / 4 nearby
Nearby (4 options)
Edinburgh Conference Centre, Edinburgh EH14
Murrayfield Stadium Events, Edinburgh EH12
The Secret Herb Garden, Edinburgh EH10
The Yard Adventure Centre, Edinburgh EH3
0 in Edinburgh / 1 nearby
Nearby (1 options)
Edinburgh Corn Exchange, Edinburgh EH14
9 in Edinburgh / 36 nearby
in Edinburgh (EH11 - 9 options) - More Details
The Artful Dodger, Calder Road
The Athletic Arms, Angle Park Terrace
The Caley Sample Room, 58 Angle Park Terrace
The Crofters, 1 Sighthill Court
The Golden Rule, Yeaman Place
The Grays Mill, 105 Slateford Road
The McCowans Brewhouse, Dundee Street
The Silver Wing, Parkhead Gardens
The Tynecastle Arms, 94 Gorgie Road
Nearby (36 options)
Brandons Of Canonmills, Edinburgh EH3
Charwood, Edinburgh EH10
Hampton Hotel, Edinburgh EH12
Iglu, Edinburgh EH3
Smithies Ale House, Edinburgh EH3
Tanners Lounge Bar & Restaurant, Edinburgh EH14
The (Famous) Burke & Hare, Edinburgh EH3
The Abbots Choice, Edinburgh EH14
The Antiquary, Edinburgh EH3
The Blackbird, Edinburgh EH3
The Blue Blazer, Edinburgh EH3
The Burlington Bertie, Edinburgh EH3
The Canny Mans, Edinburgh EH10
The Centurion, Edinburgh EH12
The Chanter, Edinburgh EH3
The Grey Horse, Edinburgh EH14
The Hailes, Edinburgh EH14
The Hanging Bat, Edinburgh EH3
The Jolly Botanist, Edinburgh EH3
The Kilted Pig, Edinburgh EH14
The Kings Arms, Edinburgh EH3
The Kingsknowe Roadhouse, Edinburgh EH14
The Kinleith Mill, Edinburgh EH14
The Last Word, Edinburgh EH3
The Mad Hatter, Edinburgh EH3
The Mercat Bar, Edinburgh EH12
The Merlin, Edinburgh EH10
The Mid Yoken, Edinburgh EH12
The Orchard, Edinburgh EH3
The Steading, Edinburgh EH10
The Waiting Room, Edinburgh EH10
The Wally Dug, Edinburgh EH3
The Weavers, Edinburgh EH14
The West Room, Edinburgh EH3
The Westsider, Edinburgh EH14
The White Lady, Edinburgh EH12
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CHECK FOR A DJMARK AWARD
All DJmark Award holding DJs in Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh, 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 Edinburgh.
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 Edinburgh 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?