St. Louis DJ Pricing Guide


What is your price? This is one of the most frequent questions we receive from our engaged couples. The average cost of DJ entertainment for a wedding in St. Louis and its surrounding areas is between $1,000 and $3,500.

$600 – $800

(Novice DJ)

This is the starting point for a DJ that is most likely a part-time hobbyist.

$600 – $800

(Beginner DJ)



Has just started working in the wedding industry. Maybe a nightclub DJ rather than a wedding DJ. He or She is probably a part-time DJ who makes mistakes at an event due to a lack of training and knowledge . They will usually bring very old equipment. Also, may have a full-time job and not enough time to plan out a perfect wedding day for their couples.


$800 – $1,500

(Competent DJ)

More experienced and a little better equipment. May only have 2 or 3 years of experience in the DJ world including night clubs. Probably has only worked 20 or less weddings in his or her career.

$1,500 – $3,500

(Expert Entertainer)

It is important to keep in mind that not all DJ companies are created equal. Some charge outrageous amounts for poor quality work. Choosing the right DJ for your wedding will depend on your budget and your needs.

Before hiring a professional DJ company, ask yourself what makes them unique. It is important to base your budget on the level of entertainment you envision for your friends and family at your wedding. 

Pro Tip: Spend more money on better quality entertainment rather than the small things like chair covers and veggie platters. No one is going to remember these things, but they will remember a bad DJ.


What kind of planning preparation is done before the big day? When you plan everything ahead of time, you and your fiancée can relax and enjoy your reception without worrying about the details

Pro Tip: Do they have a on-line system that helps you and the DJ keep track of your wedding details, such as the special songs you would like played, and any announcements you would like made.


If you want to be more confident about who you choose to work with on one of the most important days of your life, your wedding, you should inquire about the company’s awards within the wedding industry.


Showing up and pressing play isn’t enough. The DJ controls the entire evening. Don’t focus on price over experience.

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Up Lights Elevates The Mood

Up Lights are a great way to elevate the mood for your event.   First of all, when you are thinking about the decor for your venue, you want something your guests will remember.  In addition, it is important to set your event out from other events that your guests have attended.

Due to most people having not so good a memory, they will remember three things about your event.  Most of all, the food, the venue, and the entertainment.  And if you are having a wedding, you can use the previous three and add on wedding dress.

The venue may or may not come with up lighting.  Most venues do not.  Because up lighting is intricate you would want to ensure that your up lighting has a controller.  Another way to create a memorable venue is if you add a monogram.

Almost always you can find a company that offers up lights, but they typically don’t have a controller.  The controller allows the DJ or light attendant can control the color of the lights.

Have your Up Lights Reflect Your Colors

Most noteworthy is if your event has specific colors, the up lights can correspond to reflect whatever those colors are.  For example, your wedding colors may be blue, white and yellow.  Because you hired an entertainment company that offers the controller, you can have those colors alternating with your up lights.  The entire room will be warmed up with the colors you chose for your wedding.  How awesome is that?

Up Lighting has a tremendous effect on the mood of you and your guests.  This effect is something that people will not ever forget.  They will always remember how they felt that night at your birthday party, school dance, wedding, or corporate event.

Your Guests Will Always Remember Your Up Lights

Especially relevant is the amount of up lighting you decide to choose.  Anytime you are looking to add up lighting, you want to have them in even numbers.  The light controller works best when the up lighting are pairs.  It is not a good idea to do an uneven number of up lighting for that reason.

In conclusion, up lighting can transform the venue to leave your guests in awe.  That feeling they have they will never forget.  That is the type of feeling you want them to have when they leave your event.

Party Pros is excited to have taken part in something that is enriching the lives of others.  TGIFriday’s is partnered up with Friends of Kids with Cancer to help raise money for a worthy cause.

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Everything pertaining to your wedding is about the “look”.  You want everything to be absolutely stunning just like you.  When it comes to decorating the tables for your reception, do you want something traditional or non-traditional?  The table settings can definitely give your venue the look you may want.

But with so many choices and options, which one will work best for you and your colors?
Here are some exciting examples of what your wedding reception tables could look like.  These table settings are from a local reception hall that Party Pros is proud to be the preferred DJ company for, called Tapawingo.  It is in St. Louis Missouri and it is a beautiful golf course with a banquet hall.

Not only is Tapawingo a beautiful venue but it has fabulous food too.  Please enjoy these examples of table settings from the Tapawingo Tasting.

Cozy and trustworthy, Niagara dominates the PANTONE Fashion color report as the most preferred color for the summer of 2017.  

The desire to relax and take it easy, is very easily expressed when it comes to the timeless denim- like blue that is Niagara.

Blue is a very popular color for weddings and Pantone is even more popular because of it’s soothing nature.

Of the three most popular shades of blue for the summer of 2017, Niagara seems to demand the most attention.

It’s chic and very sophisticated which helps make it go well with some of the traditional colors like white, blush and cranberry.  Check out the top 5 Niagara blue wedding color combinations that might work for your big day in 2017!

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Open vs. Closed

Photo Booths are a great way to entertain your guests, whether it’s a wedding, birthday party, corporate event, or family reunion. With certain events, it may help to have an open style, without walls, just a back drop or closed style with walls.  This all depends on the space you have available at the venue and a couple of other variables.

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Planning a wedding is tough, tough, really tough work. After putting so much time and effort into making everything absolutely perfect, you would hope that your hard work pays off by how your guests enjoy themselves at your wedding.

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How would you like your wedding reception to set the standard for receptions in the minds of your guests for the rest of their lives?

Can you picture what your wedding reception will look like in your venue? I’m sure your venue is gorgeous and just perfect for you and your reception except…  well it’s just one thing missing, AMBIEANCE!

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