Dean John - Professional DJ & Event Manager

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Dean John, Professional DJ, Host and Event Manager is based in the heart of Hampshire and works across a range of venues to offer you and your guests an entertainment experience to remember.
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at

£495
Details

PA System
Sound Equipment
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Disco Lighting
Smoke Machine
Take Requests
MC Available
Dance Floor Hire

Style of Music

Drinks / Cocktails Music
Reception Music
Acoustic
Ceremony Music
Funk / 70s / Disco
Soul / Motown / RnB
Pop / Rock
Other Style of Music
Rap / Beatbox
Tribute

Type of Performer(s) or Business

Other Type of Performer
DJ
Disco
Full Description
The most popular package is the ‘All Day Service’ which enables Dean John to work with you both and your venue coordinator to create the ultimate wedding day. Part of this exclusive package includes a pre wedding meeting usually held at the venue to create a tailored planning sheet unique for each couple that can be used by Dean John on your big day. This will ensure that all of your important moments are captured to make your special day flow effortlessly and be a day to remember.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Dean John - Owner
Thank you for taking the time to look at my page. Firstly a big congratulations to you both, I know it can be a daunting experience working your way through a supplier list or researching on Google however if you are looking for entertainment with a difference please get in touch. I can can host and MC your wedding, manage your music throughout the day and then DJ in the evening reception to create that magical day and night for you and your guests. Dean John

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2014
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
true
No. of People In Team
1
Reviews
(37)
Kate & Sam
Married in March 2020
March 2020
The BEST!!!!
Thank you Dean for your amazing DJ services at our Wedding reception. You were amazing! The dance floor was buzzing from the moment you started thanks to a brilliant variety of music. You helped us party the night away and we are so thankful to you :) I would highly recommend Dean, a pleasure to deal with and a brilliant, very proffesional DJ xx
Natasha Ambani
Married in January 2020
January 2020
Dancing the night away!
Absolute legend! Everyone had a ball and said it was the most fun they'd ever had at a wedding and this was partly due to Dean's fun games, good banter and excellent party tunes. Not once was the dance floor empty and he planned an excellent range of both indian and western music to suit our bi-cultural wedding, ensuring everyone had a turn the dancefloor. Not only was he a superb DJ, he also was an excellent master of ceremonies, always thinking one step ahead and always on hand to help out with any issues, as they happened on the day. We booked him for our whole event, which I would definitely recommend and he offers a very fair price for his services. The whole day is it not that much more but is so worth it, particularly for a winter wedding like ours. A top guy and a great DJ. Cannot recommend enough!
Cara & Gavin
Married in November 2019
December 2019
Fantastic and made our day
We had the pleasure of having Dean host and DJ our wedding yesterday band he was absolutely fab! He was professional helpful, friendly and approachable we had so many comments saying how great he was! The advice cards and Mr & Mrs game were great fun too and added that extra something to make it all so much more special. He also deserves a medal for putting up with our very drunk brother in law!! 😂😂 thanks again Dean you were brilliant!
Katie and Martin
Married in July 2019
July 2019
Marwell Hotel Wedding - Katie and Martin
We booked Dean for our wedding at the weekend and he was phenomenal! We have had SO many guests come up to us to comment on how incredible he was, and we really cannot recommend him enough. From the very beginning, Dean was fantastic: he reassured us when we'd been let down by another vendor; he answered all of our millions of questions; he made helpful suggestions to make the running of the day smoother; and he met with us close to the wedding to finalise everything and find out a bit about our VIPs on the day so that they felt special and included (such a nice touch! My MoH was so impressed that he knew who she was!). On the day, Dean looked after my Groom and checked he was all set, then greeted me when I arrived too. Whilst I was with the registrar and my bridesmaids were fussing, he ferried my Mum away from it all and into the ceremony room, making sure she was calm and looked after! He was so incredibly thoughtful - it made all of us feel so cared for and special. One of the things we noticed was that there was no detail too small for Dean to pick up on - he noticed everything and made sure it was perfect: after the ceremony he made sure we had a bit of time to ourselves and we had a glass of champagne to privately toast with before greeting our guests; he had a fantastic rapport with all of our guests and worked fantastically with our photographers, Sam and Simon Photography - our guests though they were a team, but it was the first time they'd worked together! The games Dean organised were so much fun, and the guests LOVED them! The tie breaker for the quiz was hilarious, and we're still having guests tell us how brilliant they thought he was. The music he played was fabulous and the guests loved it (we just wish it hadn't been such a warm day as we wanted to dance more!), but he was fab at getting people up to dance, and at the end of the night checked in with us before playing the final song so we could get everyone up to dance one last time. Thank you so much for everything you did to make our day special - we could honestly rave about you all day and really cannot say thank you enough! To anyone looking for a DJ and MC - this is your guy!
Amy and Steve
Married in June 2019
July 2019
5* Wedding DJ
We got married on 22nd June 2019 and Dean was a brilliant DJ. He is very friendly, he asked about our likes and dislikes in a pre wedding call and on the day was great at picking the right songs to get everyone up and dancing. We would highly recommend him to anyone.
Jessica and Nick
Married in June 2019
June 2019
Best DJ ever!
Dean was the perfect host and DJ for our wedding! He helped to keep things running smoothly and was a gentleman. He listened to our requests and made our day the best we could have asked for. Would highly recommend Dean, he was great!
Location & Contact Details

Address

Southampton, Hampshire, England

Travel Notes

Nearest Town

Southampton

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M27 J2

Nearest Train Station

Southampton Airport Parkway

Nearest Airport

Southampton Airport

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Press & Awards
(5)

Accreditations / Associations (1)

Industry Awards (3)

Regional Finalist - The Wedding Industry Awards (South of England)
Bridebook Wedding Awards 2019 - Silver Award
FAQ
(10)

What is your most memorable wedding?

I have hosted many weddings and they have all been great in different ways!

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Professional; Caring; Organised; Motivated; Passionate

What about your business are you most proud of?

I am extremely proud that I’m not a big agency and each bride and groom will be getting my own personal service on their wedding day. I am also very proud of the reviews that I have been given as I do try to go the extra mile to ensure that the couple can have the best day of their lives.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

My top tip would be not to try and save money on entertainment. This part of the day or evening will be one of the key things your guest remember and talk about.

What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?

I did a wedding recently where the table plan what made up of mini charcitures of all the guests and each place had the guests picture on the table!

Describe your typical process with a couple.

Firstly we would exchange emails, photos and then have a chat on the telephone. Once we have done that we would arrange a meeting to discuss your day and what you are looking for. If you then wanted to go ahead I would send you over a contract via email and then it’s offically booked. If you booked the All Day service we would meet at the venue between 1-2 months before your day to plan your times, music and anything you wish to discuss so we can put together a timeline. If you booked the evening service only we would arrange a meeting via FaceTime or Telephone to discuss your music choice and times for the evening reception.

What makes a romantic first dance?

A first dance is when you have all of your friends and family around the dancefloor sharing that special moment with you both. It’s important that you choose a track that means something to you both and not what you think will sound good or is the top “Google” Wedding first dance track.

What is your number one floor-filler?

Thought choice as it depends on the style of wedding. “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” always usually goes down well.

Which band from the past would you most like to have been part of?

Has to be Boyz II Men!

What is the soundtrack to your life?

Usher 8701

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