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Disco DJs in Essex

Check out our FAQ page to find out more about Specialist Discos!

If you have a question you don’t think we’ve covered here, please contact us and a member of the team will get back to you within 48 hours.

How long does it take to set up a disco?

Depending on your choice of set up, set up times can vary. Our standard discos take around 1 hour to set up providing your venue is ground level. This is so that we can ensure everything is all set up and ready for your event at your start time. We would kindly ask your venue to be open at least one hour before the agreed start time.
***If your event is upstairs or down stairs we do need another 45 mins to unload equipment, there is an additional £30.00 charge for this***

How long does it take to set up a photo booth?

Setting up times can vary, depending on the venue. Our photo booth takes around 1 hour to set up – providing the venue is ground level. This will ensure everything is ready for your event at your start time. We would kindly ask your venue to be open at least one hour before the agreed start time
***If your event is upstairs or down stairs we do need another 45 mins to unload equipment, there is a additional £30.00 charge for this***

Are Specialist Discos Entertainers Part Time or Full Time?

The majority of DJs these days are part time and hold down a Monday to Friday full time job so they can quickly make some weekend cash TAX free money. These kind of DJs are very likely to let you down! Please do be careful of part time DJS and entertainment companies as they will let you down and normally are cheaper and have very little experience.
We are a full-time entertainment company and are 100% committed and devoted to your event to make it a success! All of our DJs and kids entertainers work full-time in the events industry and are committed to putting everything into each event and occasion they attend. A full time DJ and events company like ourselves are 100% committed day and night, and are available every day to get in touch with.

What do your basic packages include?

All of our mobile DJ hire disco packages come with a professional DJ, DJ booth, 2 professional speakers and 4 FX multi coloured light shows as standard. We have a number of party extras available to book, including evening photography, photo booth hire, UP lighting and love letters. Enquire today to find out more!

What type of music will you play?

Every event is different and everyone has a different style of music they like to listen to! Our DJs hold tens of thousands of music tracks so there really is something for everyone. When you book an event with us, you will have access to your very own online event planner where you can submit up to 30 of your favourite songs. Our DJs are guaranteed to play them on the night, and they’ll also take requests, too!

Do you require a deposit?

Yes – all events booked with Specialist Discos require a deposit to secure the event, which is non-returnable.
The remaining balance can be paid 1 week before your event or paid on arrival of your event. We accept Debit Cards and Bank Transfers.

Can you add extras after booking?

Yes – of course you can! Any extras can be added at any time.

Children’s Parties and Entertainment

We have a great team of fun and enthusiastic children’s entertainers. It takes just 30-40 mins to set up a kids party and prepare games; we will need to access your chosen venue 45 mins before the start time – this is so our kids entertainers can be ready to start at your agreed times ,

Are you insured?

Yes, Specialist Discos has a full public liability insurance of up to 10 million. All of our equipment is PAT tested to meet health and safety requirements, and all of our staff are DBS checked.

How much do you charge for your mobile disco?

We don’t have a set price! All events are priced tailored to your event. We accept many payments such as debit cards, bank transfers and a cash balance on the event night.
Please note we don’t take cheques on the event night/day all cheques MUST be sent to us 30 days prior to the event and must be cleared funds

Will your DJ or photo booth stay on over the agreed event time?

This is something you need to discuss with your DJ host and your photo booth attendant on the night. They MUST be notified 1 hour before the end time and the EXTRA fee must be paid before the extra time is up.

Can we hold an event in our back garden or outside?

Yes of course! If the photo booth or disco is going to be located outdoors, the photo booth and disco MUST be placed in a water tight dry marquee / flat water proof structure with access to a power supply.
Our entertainers do require an allocated parking space close to the outside location.

What if our event is upstairs or down stairs in a venue?

If your chosen venue is upstairs or down stairs , WE MUST be notified prior to attending the event. In most occasions, it takes 1 hour to set up a disco, photo booth and other services based on the ground level. If we are not informed your venue is upstairs or down stairs, this will result in the event starting LATE. Please give us an additional 1 hour just to unload the equipment from our vehicles to the set up point. The total set up time for an upstairs or downstairs venue is around 2 hours. There is an additional £30.00 additional charge for this.

Polite Request

A polite request from Specialist Discos that an allocated parking space for all our entertainers will be provided on the day of the event so we can unload and load all our equipment safely.

Do your discos comes with lights ?

This is a question we get asked a lot ! all our DJ’s have different types of disco set ups , and yes all our discos come with lights ! Our discos come compete with a Professional DJ , A Professional DJ Booth , Elegant sound and Lighting ! and tens upon thousands of music genres in our DJ’S Music Library!

Our DJs also takes music requests from your guests at your event and we carry back up Equipment Incase of a technical failure , this means we can get your event back up and running in minutes!

How much does it cost to hire our service’s ?

We don’t have a set price ! All events are priced differently , every ones events are different based on  times locations and which services are booked ,  its always a good idea , if your thinking of booking more than one service,  is to book a package , its much cheaper to book a package with us,  than booking , dj’s, photo booths  dance floors , photography and much more separately , Booking a package with us is cheaper than you think !

How long does I take to set up other services such as Dance floors , Photo Booths , Discos , Up lighting  ?

If your venue is on ground level, on most occasions , its takes us around 1 hour to set up a service , if your venue is upstairs , please let us know, it can take us 1 hour just to take the equipment to the set up point plus another 1 hour to set up which will take us 2 hours , any upstairs venues , there is a small fee to allow extra time to set up.

What happens if your DJ or photo booth attendant goes sick or ill ?

We have a team of DJs & Photo booth attendants  , as like many of us  we can become poorly and unable to be fit to work in a short space of time , in our industry this can have a big impact on your event if you have a poorly DJ or photo booth attendant  , in this case  this we have great team professional DJs and photo booth attendants on standby , we will swap DJ’s and photo booth attendants  about , so you your entertainment still goes ahead  ! WE NEVER LET OUR CLIENTS DOWN  ! )  all this means you may have a different DJ or photo booth attendant hosting your event , this will have no impact on your event ( We also have lots contacts in our industry which means we will AWLAYS COVER YOUR EVENT )

Can you set up your Discos , Photo Booths , Dance floors  and any other services early in the day for before evening event ?

YES  ! we are more than happy to set up early , we can set your entertainment services up at any time of the day  , Please speak to one of our friendly party advisors , there is a small fee for a early set up

What areas do you cover ?

We are based in Essex , We cover the whole of the south east of England, don’t be afraid to make an enquiry if your our of the Essex region , we travel far and wide ! we go where the work is !

What Music do you play at events ?

Ours DJ’S hold tens of thousands of music genre’s , every event is different , our DJ’s gauge your crowed and play to what suits the night.

Can we send a playlist of our favourite music tracks ?

Yes of course you can ! Our DJs also take music requests on the day or night of your event !  you will be sent your very own online event planner , you can create your very own play list  via your own online event planner, or you can drop us a email with your favourite music tracks , we recommend 20-30 of your favourite music tracks per event  , an average Disco event is around 5 hours and we play about 70 tracks per event.

Children’s Parties and Entertainment

Our Super cool kids parties consist of a 2 our games and disco based party , we also provide bubble and snow machines and prizes are included , we play Child freidly music such as Chart , pop , Soundtracks

What happens if we Cancel a service or Cancel our event ?

All events are subject to a Cancellation fee , please see our Terms and Conditions for more information