Frequently Asked Questions

Why do you call yourself DJ Services Cornwall?

We offer much more than just a DJ Service we offer a range of additional services which include; photography, lighting, music videos, love letters and animated laser shows. However, make no mistake that our music and its quality is paramount hence why we only use the highest quality Pioneer, RCF and QSC equipment to ensure you and your guests receive unrivalled audio experience.

Do I have to pay a booking fee?

We ask for a £250 booking fee it’s a two-way thing and forms a contract. Firstly you know you have secured your preferred dj package and services plus the date is firmly in the diary as we receive enquiries daily and it’s not unusual for more than one client to be enquiring about the same date. Needless to say will undoubtedly be turning potential clients away and for that reason, your booking fee is non-refundable, if for whatever reason you decided to cancel.

When do I pay the outstanding balance?

The outstanding balance can be paid at any time, either a lump sum or through an arranged payment scheme, however, full payment must be received 30 days before the date of the event.

Will you be the DJ at our wedding?

Sometimes the person you speak with and arrange your day is not always the person who will be your wedding DJ on your wedding day. We believe that it is absolutely paramount that you have a good rapport and relationship with the DJ who will be entertaining you and your guests and for that reason, we don’t use other DJ’s from outside of the business, so it will be either myself or Leon my business partner who will be playing on your big day. So we also have a what if, backup system with 2 of us working within the business.

May we meet with you in person before our wedding?

Many DJs attempt to conduct their interviews strictly by phone or through email instead of meeting face to face with prospective clients. In our experience there are only 2 reasons why a DJ would do this- either they don’t feel you are worth their time, or have other working commitments, For this reason, we highly encourage meeting face to face where possible to build that important relationship.

How long will you hold the date for us?

Once you inquire with us, we will gladly hold your date for you for a reasonable amount of time to give you some time to think it through. However, please bear in mind we do on occasions have more than one couple enquiring about a set date. We will never use pressuring sales tactics however if you would like us to inform you if we have had another client enquiring about the same date we are happy to do so.

How long have you been a DJ and how many weddings have you done?

A wedding is such an important occasion, and you don’t want your Djs first wedding to be your own. We have over a decade of events under our belt and weddings are one of our favourite events, so we have done hundreds.

How many weddings do you do each year?

Are you worried about us being “at the top of our game” by the time your wedding dates arrives? Don’t worry! We don’t have an exact number of weddings we do each year, but typically we average 100 weddings a year.  Want to hear about how they turned out? Check out our testimonials page!

How many other types of events, do you do each year?

We don’t just dj weddings. We do everything from school functions, corporate events, conferences, anniversaries, birthday parties, welcome home parties, and just parties! There’s virtually no limit to the type of event that we can do! Curious? Contact us today and ask!

Do you perform more than one event per day?

We can do depending on the size of the event/wedding. As both Leon and myself are DJ’s & photographers, we always ensure we have time to complete all the necessary preparation and time to ensure your day goes like clockwork, being an ex-military man attention to detail is very important to us. Also we pride ourselves in delivering a personal service so it is myself or Leon who would be delivering your party or occasion.

What makes you different from the competitors?

We are a full-time professional mobile and wedding DJ that delivers a premium wedding dj service who genuinely takes great pride and thoroughly enjoy all that we deliver. We look at all our events from a production aspect, the music choice, our professional lighting and laser show to ensure we create the right atmosphere and ambience for any occasion, attention to detail is our forte. We go above and beyond to make sure that you are happy with every aspect, from the planning process, down to the night of the event. We are completely mobile and truly cater to you and your guests. We certainly like to add that extra je ne sais quoi to the occasion, If you really want to see what makes us different, go ahead and contact us. You will see how enthusiastic we are about customer service experience. Plus there must be a reason why we are the highest 5 Star Google reviewed Dj within Cornwall.

Have you played at our reception site before?

A wedding experience is important, and so is familiarity with your reception site. Every site poses different challenges, different load in and security procedures, different room sizes and configurations, different acoustics, even antiquated electric outlets that need to be grounded manually. We are proud to say we are familiar with many venues in Cornwall. Enjoy peace of mind knowing that you won’t have any surprises on your wedding day. In the rare instance that we have not visited your venue before, we can assure you that we will adequately prepare ourselves with the site before your event by visiting the venue or speaking with the site contract and studying a floor plan.

Do you act as “emcee” and make all of the announcements?

This is where we excel, We are very comfortable with making announcements, second nature and serving as the emcee for your wedding, and we believe it is a standard part of the job, Some Djs, however are not comfortable with this and prefer to pass these duties on to someone else, such as a site manager, who may not have a professional voice or experience speaking on a microphone.

How do you define your style when making announcements?

We are very versatile emcees, and we engage with you and your guests to achieve the atmosphere you’re trying to create. If you are planning an elegant, understated wedding having a party motivator or entertainer DJ may not be the most appropriate, if you know your guests will need lots of encouragement to dance then hiring someone who flatly refuses to make announcements probably isn’t the best idea either.

What if something happens to you and you can’t make it to the wedding

Despite meticulous planning and preparation accidents do happen. If your DJ is injured or otherwise unable to perform on your wedding day, we do have additional DJ, Leon within the business and we also know other DJ’s who can step in as DJ Services Cornwall are part of the Cornwall DJs Association.

Will we meet again before the wedding?

Most certainly if you the client or ourselves deem it necessary to finalise any further aspects, either by zoom or in person.

Can we visit you at a performance?

Probably not. Unless you are invited by the organiser, we’re sure that you wouldn’t appreciate us inviting prospective clients to your wedding to see us in action. We respect our client’s privacy and not offer this as a possibility. However, we have thousands of photographs and hundreds of party videos which prove we can deliver the party celebration you seek.

May we speak to your references?

We are definitely ready and willing to allow you to speak with our references. In fact, we WANT you to contact a few of our references. Feel free to check out our testimonials.

How do you keep your music collection up to date?

There are numerous methods of firstly keeping your music library up to date and also legal. We purchase on a monthly basis a good number of tracks on Apple, Beatport, Soundcloud, BPM Supreme and other various DJ pools.

How involved can we be in selecting music for our event?

You can be involved as much, or as little as you like after all music is a very subjective subject, and we would rather have a playlist with meaningful tracks of your choice, which we will build upon, or indeed a list of tracks you don’t wish to hear.

When do we need to submit our music requests and event details?

We will speak with you whenever suits or indeed meet. However, ideally, we would like your track choices to us no later than 4 weeks before your event.

Have you worked in barn or marquee venues?

Yes, we have often worked in these type of venues, at times we can suffer from excess dust depending on the venue. Depending on the size of the marquee or barn may require our full set up has 7k as open spaces and canvas absorbs power and additional resources, these type of venues are not suitable for your general pub DJ set up. These aspects may increase the quote from our standard wedding packages, so always best to check beforehand.

Do you take requests from guests?

Yes, we do, this is something you need to decide if you were happy for this, on occasions we have taken loads of requests from the guests as directed from our clients, only to find our clients asking where are their chosen tracks. If you want your guests to be part of the music selection then sometimes couples ask their guests on their invite to choose a track. Least this way we know we will have the tracks available.

Can we submit a “Do Not Play” list?

Yes, no issues whatsoever and this often happens.

When do you arrive to set up for the wedding?

Depends on the time you wish us to play, or indeed when you would like us set up and ready, whichever the timings be assured being an ex-military man we don’t do late!

What will you wear to our event?

Depends very much on the type of event, there is a need to be comfortable as it can become very hot in our working environment, so sometimes a suit, however, minimum attire will be a jacket with a collared shirt.

Why are you more expensive than the standard Wedding DJ?

Firstly, there is nothing standard about DJ Services Cornwall, we are all about delivering a unique wow performance for you and your guests at your Party Celebration.  A performance is so much more than music alone, lighting is a major important factor in creating the atmosphere of a great party celebration, in addition to our National Award Winning custom themed DJ Booths, we certainly stand out in the crowd. Having extensively invested  in our equipment to deliver you a performance that is second to none, we regularly standing behind 30k worth of equipment which I can assure you makes a huge difference to any performance.  Plus we are able to scale up our production for larger venues, something that is often forgotten when planning a party celebration.  In some occasions our couples have booked a cheaper wedding DJ, then only to find they become unavailable as you approach your date. This is sadly a common occurrence as in many occasions the DJ will accept a better paying wedding which then leaves you high and dry!  DJ Services Cornwall has integrity and always always met all its obligations and have never cancelled a scheduled event.

Awards and Testimonials

We have been voted as one of the three best-rated DJs in Cornwall for 2019, 2020, 2021 & 2022 hand-picked top 3 DJ’s in Cornwall, UK. 50-Point Inspection includes local reviews, history, trading standards, ratings, satisfaction, trust, price and their general excellence.  We have obtained 5 star only reviews, of which we have hundreds  on various platforms including; Hitched, Facebook, Yell, and Google. We are also the highest 5 star reviewed DJ within Cornwall on Google which can be found here

Covid Policy

It’s apparent that we all have to live within a Covid environment and we need to test and adjust accordingly. However, we eg myself and Leon are committed to support on average 100 weddings a year and are fully aware we have a responsibility to our couples to stay fit and healthy to take our role for delivering your party celebration.

While we appreciate we work within an alcoholic and lively party environment where possible we discourage people come up to the DJ Booth requesting tracks, as we need to keep a realistic social distance.

Due to the volume of the music, unfortunately in some cases people shout at you to be heard which encourages possible comtamination. If it’s important to you that guests get an opportunity to choose a track then maybe they could be consulted RSVP before you put your suggested playlist together, also this way we will ensure we have the track.

Or good old pen and paper on the night. There is no guarantee we will have the track even though our music collection is over 100k tracks.  As we know there is no guarantees in life.

However, to date we have been fit and well for all our couples and long may it continue. We have enforced the above to ensure we are fit and able to deliver your party celebration and we must respect the policy to ensure our future couples are not disadvantaged.

Plus for numerous reasons every couple of weeks we receive inquires for couples asking our availability for the following weekend because their DJ has let them down which is heart breaking for some couples.

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DJ Services Cornwall

21 Bucklers Lane
Saint Austell,
PL25 3JN

Open: Monday-Sunday 9am-5pm
Phone: 07739 718281

Rating: 5 stars out of 104 reviews on Google Business.
Out of a scale: 1 - 5.

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National Association of Disc Jockeys
Cornwall's pro dj association
2019 Three Best Rated
2020 Three Best Rated
2021 Three Best Rated
2022 Three Best Rated
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