Typical Boston/Cambridge DJ Costs

posted 10 years ago in Boston
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I am getting married in June down the Cape, and our DJ is from the South Shore area and our Dj is $1500 for 6 hours of music (6pm to midnight). His normal cost is $1800, but we were referred by a friend who used him last year. Anything in the $1400-$2000 is a pretty good price. :o)

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2008

We used C-Zone Music, and we had a guitarist, saxophonist, and drummer for the ceremony and cocktail hour (2 hrs), and then a DJ for 4 more hours, and it was $1800 total.  Greg is the owner, and fantastic.  I think for just DJ services for only 4.5 hrs he might be around $1200 or less.  But they are definitely worth checking into.  I don’t think they really advertise, just go by word of mouth, which is also good.  They have a website, just search C-zone music.

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2008

I’m paying $700 for 5 hours of DJ service (cocktail hr and 4 hr reception).  My DJ is very laid back.  He said he’d be as involved or as uninvolved as we wanted, which was important to us, because nothing creeps me out more than a cheesy, sequin-vest, self-promoting DJ.  He gave us a discount, so I don’t want to put his info here, but if you’re interested, PM me and I’ll give you his website.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

We are paying $1650 in downtown Boston for 5 hours … CrackerJack Entertainment.  He did my brothers wedding and we loved him so we couldn’t say no.  I asked a similar question on the Boston Knot board and it seemed like some of them were finding people more along the $1200 price range — but they were mostly outside of the city.

Hope that helps!

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2008

I’m paying $1050 for 5 hours, and my DJ is in Waltham–he came highly recommended by my venue.  I can give a personal review after the 25th!

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2009

$775 for live piano music for the ceremony & cocktail hour + 4 hours of DJ services. Discounted for Friday night wedding. Pretty fair price for Boston!

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

We are paying $1495, but he is also playing piano for our ceremony and cocktail hour as well as DJ for the entire evening, no travel or overtime fees.

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I am going with Mike Keeley Productions. He’s wonderful–I cater weddings part-time and have always marveled at the way he gets everyone, young or old, out on the floor. I am a total music snob (80s new wave, freestyle, house music) and I adore him. $1000 for five hours.

http://www.mikekeeleyproductions.net

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2008

Our DJ was awesome.  He was only $1000 for the whole night (5:30pm-ish until midnight), brought his own lighting setup, and even had glowsticks to hand out once dancing started.  He’s young and not at all the sequin vest, bow tie type of DJ.  We were pretty picky with our dinner music which he was fine with, and we let him go to town for the dancing music.  He had everything from the Pixies to Kiss to the Spice Girls. 

He does this as a side job, so he doesn’t have his own website.  But if you’re interested, send me an email and I can give you his contact info, I’m not sure if he’d want his email and phone # out there unsolicited on the internet, but did say to feel free to recommend him. My email is [email protected]

 

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

ours is 2000 for 5 hours in boston but we are getting married in oct 2010.  i think your dj is reasonably priced althoug you might want to see if there is a dicount since you are getting married in the so called “off season” for MA.

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2008

MCO Productions is a great choice as well. I am not sure about his current pricing but give him a call. He is based out of Brighton.Give him a call and let him know I sent you!

http://www.djmichael.com/

 

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

We’re using Beat Train Productions, which has a-mazing recs!  They’re $1500, and we’re having a cocktail hour + 4 hour reception.  It is a little expensive, but I think it will be worth it! 🙂

Post # 15
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Newbee

For a saturday night you should expect quotes from 1200 to 2900 from most reputable companies that specialize in weddings.  of course you can save money on a friday or sunday event!  but most brides and grooms want the glamerous feel of a saturday evening affair!

Andy Sussman, Managing Director, TSG Weddings, Boston Wedding DJs & Lighting  http://www.tsgweddings.com

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

We’re using Diamond Events, LLC out of Plaistow New Husband – he’s charging us $500 for the whole night!! He’s good too, he did FI’s cousin’s wedding. Dennis Healy is the DJ, it’s a great deal!

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