Find a DJ near Menlo Park, CA

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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How do I find a cheap DJ?

To find a cheap or affordable DJ for your party or wedding, search for local DJs near you and ask for free cost estimates from several of them. While some DJ profiles may provide an automatically generated starting cost, it’s important to contact the DJ to get an idea of how much your particular request will cost. This also gives you the opportunity to ask them other important questions and make sure you are a good fit.

How do you book a DJ for a party?

To book a party DJ, start by comparing local pros in your area. Check out their ratings and reviews to find out: 

  • Are they professional?
  • Do they show up on time to set up for the party?
  • Do they know how to feel the energy in the room and adjust the music accordingly?
  • Are they friendly to guests and take song requests?
  • Do they specialize in the genres you want (pop, Top 40, hip-hop, etc.)?
  • Do they have experience playing at your type of event (weddings, birthday parties, etc.)?

Whenever possible, watch videos of their performances. 

Your last step is to contact three to five different DJs near you to ask them questions and get price quotes.

How much is a DJ?

When you hire a local DJ, expect to pay roughly between $300 and $800. But be aware that the actual price will vary based on several factors, including the length of the DJ’s set and how much of a presence they need to be. Larger venues can drive up the cost, as this requires more equipment, soundchecking and setup. Adding extras like confetti, fog, light shows and black lights also adds to the cost. 

Get cost estimates from the best DJs near you to find out how much you should expect to spend for your event.

Read our cost guide, “How much does a DJ cost?

How much are wedding DJs?

Hiring a DJ typically costs anywhere from $300 to $1,200. It all depends on how long they’ll be working at your wedding and other various factors. The cost to hire a wedding DJ is usually higher than the cost to hire a DJ to play at a birthday party or similar event. 

To find out exactly how much your wedding DJ will cost, ask for a cost estimate from several professionals in your area.

How do you find wedding DJs?

Use Thumbtack to find wedding DJs in your area. Here, you can quickly see which local DJs have the highest ratings and best reviews. You can also see how many times each DJ has been hired, whether they’re responsive and if they’re in high demand.

How much do DJs charge per hour?

Hourly rates for DJs can vary depending on where you live, the event type (weddings, prom, birthdays, etc.) and many other factors. For an accurate hourly rate, request cost estimates from top-rated DJs near you.

What questions should you ask wedding DJs?

To ensure you hire the best DJ for your wedding, ask these questions:

  • Are you available on my wedding date?
  • How much do you charge, and how do you set your prices?
  • What’s included in your rate (e.g., set up, clean up, etc.)?
  • How many weddings have you played at?
  • Do you have any references I can contact?
  • What kind of music do you specialize in?
  • Do you provide your own equipment, sound system, speakers, etc.?
  • Do you provide any other services (e.g., photo booth, lighting, etc.)?
  • Can guests request songs?
  • Will you accept a “Do Not Play” list?
  • How early would you arrive at the venue to set up?
  • Do you take breaks throughout the event? If so, how many and for how long?

Why do DJs ask how many guests are at the wedding?

It’s helpful to let your DJ know how many guests will be attending the wedding so they can ensure they have the right sound system and equipment. They may also ask more questions about your guests so they can ensure they have music that caters to the crowd. 

Reviews for Menlo Park djs
Thumbtack Customer
Jessica was incredible. She arrived in theme, she was great to work with, she needed little instruction and she played fantastic music. Excellent DJ and very professional.
Azure EntertainmentAzure Entertainment
Rebecca A.
DJ Outta Pocket is working both of my charity birthday parties for my client and so excited about hiring him. DJ'ing for the homeless kids at a birthday party will be life changing. More to Come...
ZW EntertainmentZW Entertainment
Thumbtack Customer
So disappointed :( I had really high expectations since reading all the really good reviews and looking at all the jobs he had done. Don't know if he was having a bad or just not feeling it. I imagined it was going to be something like the daisy festival or EDM but in Spanish. My guests didn't even notice I had a dj until I pointed it out. The noise level was not very loud, it just sounded like I had a radio playing on high volume. I did give him a list of all the songs I wanted him to play but I expected more lights, more mixing and more interaction. I regret not getting another dj because I thought this one would blow everyone's mind but it was nothing special. If you're looking for a dj who can play Spanish music and mix it up a bit or be more upbeat than maybe you should look elsewhere. Based on everyone's reviews maybe he is good when it comes to playing other types of music but I would have to say that Spanish music is not his forte.
Thumbtack Customer
DJ Celeste was amazingly fabulous and went out of her way to make my Brazilian Carnivale themed 40th birthday a total success. She was extremely professional, punctual, organized and cheerful. She was a pleasure to work with! I would absolutely use her again and recommend her to all my friends!
DJ Celeste's Mobile Event DJing ServicesDJ Celeste's Mobile Event DJing Services
Thumbtack Customer
Shannon was a great entertainer for my friend's wedding. He brought his karaoke setup and really livened up the party. He was not expensive at all, though he did charge me an installation fee at the last moment so make sure to ask him about that. The DJ is also a very kind person we talked with him a bit before he packed up and left.
SKA Entertainment 2015-2022 Platinum Top Pro!SKA Entertainment 2015-2022 Platinum Top Pro!
Thumbtack Customer
We had an 80s themed Halloween party and our guests continue to rave about the party…thanks mostly to the DJ. Everybody danced (a ton), he played great music, he changed course when I asked (we preferred whole songs to mash ups) and he managed to please everybody. He was friendly and confident and clearly eager to make our party a terrific one. He definitely succeeded!!!
SKA Entertainment 2015-2022 Platinum Top Pro!SKA Entertainment 2015-2022 Platinum Top Pro!
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