The Premier Southampton Wedding DJ & Disco – Amazing Weddings In Hampshire & The New Forest!
I am one of Hampshire’s premier wedding DJs with a reputation for extraordinary weddings. I have one of the most stylish wedding disco sound and lightshows in the area which will make your wedding look and sound stunning. I provide my stylish shows with elegant wedding lighting across Hampshire including Southampton & the New Forest. I am proud to be a recommended DJ at top wedding hotels including Rhinefield House and the Beaulieu Hotel.
Congratulations on your forthcoming wedding and thank you for considering me as your wedding DJ. Your wedding is going to be the most special day of your lives and I will use my experience having worked at over 1000 weddings to help you in your planning, remove a lot of the stress and help you make your dream wedding come true!
I can provide the exact look or package that you want for your special day… you can either choose an evening disco from a selection of my stylish new modern shows or decide to have one of my very popular “All Day Wedding Packages”. Whatever you decide I will work with you to make sure that you have the most amazing day!
“Other than asking my now wife to marry me, this was the next best decision I made! All of our guests were in awe of the show he provided and everyone commented that they have never been to a wedding where the dance floor was packed all night.” Craig & Amy – Dibden Golf Club
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“He’s great to have at the party and everyone loved him. We’re delighted we found him and our wedding was so much richer for him being involved in it. He’s just a complete legend!” Ross & Catherine – Romsey Abbey
Why Book Martin As Your Wedding DJ?
On your wedding day you need somebody that you can trust that is going to give you the most amazing day… somebody that knows exactly what they are doing, are totally organised and just makes things happen perfectly without you realising it… somebody that takes away the worry so that you can just relax and enjoy every moment of your special day.
“We would highly recommend Martin Lake as a DJ to anyone! We went for the all day package and couldn’t have been happier. He was so organised before the wedding and we didn’t need to do a thing on the day.” Lewis & Michelle – Bartley Lodge
“Even the most senior of guests got up on the dance floor! We had some uplighting and it was a really good decision, the room looked amazing -it created the wow factor, complementing our colour scheme perfectly.” Sam & Craig – Warbrook House
“The dance floor was full the whole night long and he played all the hits that we loved and more. It was way beyond our expectations and all our guests were extremely complimentary.” Jane & Nigel – Careys Manor
All Day Wedding Disco Packages
Instead of just having a DJ in the evening you may want to book one of my ever popular “All Day Wedding Packages”. The All Day Wedding package or the Premium All Day Wedding package makes your day run smoothly, look more beautiful, highlights those special moments and creates the perfect soundtrack and mood for the whole day.
The All Day Wedding package includes:
- 8 uplighters programmed to match your colour scheme. They are set up in the evening reception room which may also be your wedding breakfast room. They are set to your colours for the day and your first dance and then flash in time to the music when the dancing starts.
- Background music for a drinks reception played through a battery powered speaker which can be used in any dry area to entertain your guests during the photos.
- Any special announcements during the day. I make important announcements on a discrete sound system in your wedding breakfast room during the day. It can be used to give you a grand entrance into the room to music for your wedding breakfast and making special announcements like cutting the cake.
- Background music of your choice played during your wedding breakfast to create the perfect atmosphere.
- A radio microphone for the speeches to ensure that everybody can hear them, even at the back of the room.
- The high quality “Platinum Show” for a brilliant evening disco for up to 5 hours.
- A consultation meeting at the venue before the day to choose your colours, discuss music and all of the timings.
- Arranging your requests into a playable order. All of your favourite music expertly arranged and mixed to keep a full dancefloor.
- Email support for your requests and advice.
The All Day Wedding Package is great value for this quality of disco and uplighting and makes the whole day run smoothly and truly special.
The Premium All Day Wedding package includes:
All of the above with an upgrade to the “Wedding Show” disco with more lighting, uplighting, and special personalised wedding design touches.
This is a more personalised evening disco especially designed for a wedding with Love Heart gobos and your names projected onto the dancefloor with a custom designed monogram, a unique custom “Love Letter” DJ booth lit to your wedding colours, and a backdrop of 4 uplighters programmed to your colour scheme (as pictured below)
You can find the full list of shows and packages on my Shows and Packages page. Music for your Ceremony can easily be added on to the package.
“Martin converted my favourite album onto the correct format so he could play it for our ceremony music; I now get goosebumps every time I listen to it as it brings back magical memories. The lighting in the reception room was brilliant, we went from a formal dinner setting to a chilled out night.” Claire & Mark – Careys Manor
Music For Your Ceremony
Your ceremony is the most important part of the day… the part of the day that you have always dreamed about… a part of the day that has to be perfect! Don’t trust a friend to play possibly the wrong track on an ipod through a cheap little sound system for this very special moment.
I can professionally play the music for you through a discrete sound system which will give the music impact and create those magical emotions that such a special moment deserves.
I will help you select your music in advance… play background music while your guests are seated… play your processional music cued up and played at the precise time that it is needed and professionally fade it out for a smooth transition into the ceremony.
I also play music while you are signing the register and the very uplifting processional music as you leave as husband and wife to lots of cheering from your closest family and friends.
“The lighting package made our venue look amazing and the glitter ball added an extra level of sparkle. The dance floor was never empty and Martin accommodated all our requests. We would thoroughly recommend him.”” Jamie & Hannah – Barford Park Barn
The First Dance
The first dance is one of the most special moments of the day that signifies the start of the party. I set a beautiful lighting scene for this very special moment, I introduce you onto the dancefloor to lots of cheering from your family and friends and play your song for this emotional moment.
Some couples get slightly anxious about a first dance as they are not natural dancers… there is absolutely nothing to worry about, you can get away with a bit of a shuffle and I can invite guests to join you part way into the song… it’s the feeling and the love in the room that counts. Other dancers might have worked on a choreographed dance routine to surprise their friends… whatever you decide to do, it’s always a special moment. See my video below of a small selection of first dances and some lighting options.
“I knew I didn’t need to worry, Martin made our day unforgettable. We would without a doubt use Martin for our dj for another occasion, and also recommend him to everyone. Thank you Martin it was amazing!” Jayne & Clive – Chilworth Manor
Creating Those Special Moments
There are key moments at a wedding that need to be handled professionally that will make it stand out from the average. I will professionally orchestrate those key moments like organising the cutting of the cake, throwing the bouquet, introducing the first dance, arranging a circle or archway for an unforgettable send off.
Imagine at the end of a truly magical day, all of your family and friends are forming a long archway with their hands right across the dancefloor, a laser is projecting your names on the wall above your heads, you both walk through the arch of hands whilst everybody is singing along to one of your favourite anthems at the top of their voices, kissing and congratulating you as you go through. You emerge at the other end in each others arms ready to start your married life together. A brilliant crescendo to an amazing day!
Moments like that don’t just happen, they are planned and have to be professionally organised. As well as being a very good DJ I have the experience to organise those key moments which will make your wedding truly amazing.
I meet you at the venue several months in advance to go over all of the arrangements, timings, first dance, music requests, and also programme uplighting to match your colour scheme should you want it. I am also available for email support for those last minute requests and ideas. All of this preparation ensures that everthing is totally organised on the day so that you can both relax and enjoy the biggest day of your lives.
“Martin was just fab too in accepting over 60 song requests in advance from our wedding guests for the evening party and placed them in a great order to give us the most varied music which suited all our guests. All our wedding guests said what a wonderful party we had and that is down to Martin! Thanks so much!” Claire & Dave – Rhinefield House
The single most effective way you can add the Wow factor to your venue. The walls and any venue features are transformed by painting them with the light colours of your choice to tie in with your wedding colour scheme. Plain venues are transformed into special ones and good venues look even more stunning!
Uplighting ties all of your colours together from the flowers to the chair covers… they make a great backdrop for your first dance which looks amazing in your photos and you have the option of them flashing in time to the music, gently fading from one beautiful colour to another or kept on your colour scheme for the whole evening.
See my Uplighting Page for more information on how to transform the look of your venue.
“After some frantic calling around Martin turned out to be available and came recommended. How lucky we were in hindsight as we couldn’t have wished for a better DJ for the night. Many thanks Martin, awesome job!” Gerard & Laura – Rhinefield House
Background Music For The Wedding Breakfast & Radio Microphone For The Speeches
I can provide a discrete sound system to play background music for your own personal soundtrack during your wedding breakfast. You can provide me with a list of music or leave it up to me to choose the music from my comprehensive lists of tracks in any style you like. I also set up a radio microphone to ensure that everyone hears the speeches.
Wedding Monogram Projection
Adding a wedding monogram is a great way to personalise your wedding. Projecting your names in lights onto the dancefloor or is an excellent addition. It creates a touch of class and focal point and is great for your wedding photographs.
The monogram is included in some of the shows but can be added on as an extra on others. This is now very cost effective but recently cost several hundred pounds if you used a glass gobo. The gobo is the stencil of the design that is placed in the special gobo projector…the light shines through the gobo to project the image of the stencil onto a wall or dancefloor.
Some DJ’s have been using LED gobo projectors to project gobos printed onto transparency film but often the gobo projectors are not powerful enough so the monogram looks dull and often get a light halo around the gobo where it should be blacked out so lose the effect.
I use a powerful 60 watt LED gobo projector which is powerful enough to project gobos in light rooms. I individually design each stylish gobo in photoshop and print them on transparency film with a high quality photo printer giving the image a lot of impact as seen in the photos.
By doing this I can keep the price down to £75 per projector which is a very cost effective alternative to traditional monogram projection. The gobo projector can be moved to project in different areas during an all day wedding and different monograms can be designed for different areas for £25 per design.
Liz & Ben had a welcome monogram projected onto the red carpet for their Rhinefield ceremony, it was then projected onto the wall during the wedding breakfast and then another design was used with their married initial projected onto the dancefloor for the evening. This only cost £100, was a great addition with lots of comments from guests and will feature in lots of the photographs.
“Thank you so much for everything that you did on our day! You did a fantastic job. We had lots of great comments on the music and lighting. We will be highly recommending you!!!! To everyone. Thanks again for making our day all we hoped it would be.” Lauren & Darren – Empire Hall
48″ Smart TV or Projector & Screen
Adding a large TV screen or projector and screen to your wedding is a great idea. It could be used for a photo slideshow which is a great conversation started for guests. I use the What Hi Fi award winning Samsung 48″ TV which will show your photos in stunning high definition.
“First may I say wow, you were awesome. What a finale to a great day, AC/DC…. Could not have planned it better. Chris & Jane (aka, a very happy couple)” Chris & Jane – Elvetham Hotel
Early Set Up Time
For venues that have got the space you may wish for the disco to be set up before you arrive so there is a smoother transition between the wedding breakfast and when your evening guests arrive.
“We would like to thank Martin for being the DJ at our wedding, his lighting was excellent it matched with our colour scheme. He takes care to think about what he is doing and coordinated with us to make sure we were happy on the night. We would highly recommend him to anyone wanting a professional and reliable DJ.” Claire & Andy – Rhinefield House
“Martin was exceptionally professional, friendly and accommodating. He had great ideas and suggestions to make the night memorable, as well as incorporating in all the little details we specifically asked for. Our wedding evening was one massive party, people didn’t stop dancing.” Rebecca & Chris – Bell Hotel
“Thank you so much for DJ-ing at our wedding. It was fantastic – you really kept the energy going throughout the evening and there was a great combination of music. We had a fantastic time – just how we imagined it would be. Thanks again. Ps. My DJ dad was impressed with your kit!” Claire & Mark – Wedding In The Woods
Don’t Miss Out On Your Date! – Arrange A No Obligation Meeting Before Booking
I would be more than happy to meet up with you before booking for a no obligation meeting to talk about your wedding plans. I will be able to talk you through the options and give you inspiring ideas to help you with your planning. I realise that this may be the first time that you have booked a DJ and understand there is so much to think about… I can use my years of experience to take some of the pressure off and help you plan your special day.
Don’t lose out on your date… the best suppliers get booked up fast so … contact me today to arrange a no obligation meeting!
“Thank you so much for all your hard work and preparation for our wedding day. Everyone partied hard and we couldn’t have done that without you. We had a fantastic day and have lots of amazing memories that we will treasure forever. Many thanks.” Charlene & John – Barford Park Barn
View These Videos Of Just A Few Of My Brilliant Weddings
I had a meeting with all of the bride & grooms in advance to find out what sort of music they liked and if they had any requests or playlists. All of the music in the following videos was selected with the input of the bride and grooms to make sure that they got the music that they loved at their wedding.
Gerard & Laura had an awesome wedding at the Rhinefield in the New Forest. Lots of cool dance & 90’s requests and even a bit of Vengaboys and 2 Unlimited for the many Dutch guests but definitely no cheesy party action songs. Non stop dancing all night with some of the highlights being the Basement Jaxx Conga and the Take That, Never Forget wedding circle
Jo & Steve’s amazing wedding at the Beaulieu Hotel. They hired my Premium All Day Wedding Packge and added in a Mirror Ball to compliment their classic white & Champagne look. They had white lighting for the first few dances and then the room was transformed with quality club lighting. This wedding proves that you do not need lots of guests to have a brilliant party!
Clive & Jayne had a great wedding at Chilworth Manor, Southampton. The venue looked beautiful with pink uplighting. Jayne and Clive had a more rocky feel on their request list with definitely no cheesy party action songs. We rocked the night away and raised the roof! Some of the special moments included Clive’s dad dancing (he never dances) and the Reef, Place Your Hands Up wedding circle.
Alistair & Holly’s excellent wedding at the Master Builder Hotel in Beaulieu. The band played the party music while I played the more modern Chart, Latin, Dance and Drum & Bass. I mixed my music in with Holly and Alistair’s requests including a great Drum & Bass set from their Uni years which sent the dancefloor wild!
Brendon & Kerry had a great New Forest wedding at the Lyndhurst Park Hotel. They booked the All Day Wedding Package which included uplighting around the room set to their colour scheme which looked beautiful and also included background music during the wedding breakfast, announcements throughout the day and the Platinum Roadshow with a laser in the evening. They also hired the classic mirror ball which looked really good. Among the many special moments of the day was the bride and grooms grand entrance to the wedding breakfast to music with everybody clapping along, the father/daughter dance and a great archway at the end of the night.
Regrettably I do not DJ at upstairs venues due to the amount of heavy equipment that I use.
My Southampton Wedding Disco & Wedding DJ Services cover the following areas In Hampshire, Dorset & Wiltshire:
Hampshire Wedding Disco & DJ including Southampton Wedding Disco & DJ, Romsey Wedding Disco & DJ, Wedding Disco & DJ, Salisbury Wedding Disco & DJ, Winchester Wedding Disco & DJ, Basingstoke Wedding Disco & DJ, Ringwood Wedding Disco & DJ, Bournemouth Wedding Disco & DJ, Andover Wedding Disco & DJ , Petersfield Wedding Disco & DJ
My Southampton Wedding Disco & DJ service has performed at venues including:
Chilworth Manor Hotel Wedding Disco & DJ, De Vere New Place Wedding Disco & DJ, De Vere Grand Harbour Hotel Wedding Disco & DJ, East Horton Golf Club Wedding Disco & DJ, Empire Hall (Totton) Wedding Disco & DJ, Hilton Southampton Wedding Disco & DJ, Macdonald Botley Park Wedding Disco & DJ, Netley Country Park Wedding Disco & DJ, Potters Heron Wedding Disco & DJ, Solent Hotel Wedding Disco & DJ,
My New Forest Wedding Disco & DJ service has performed at venues including:
The Balmer Lawn Wedding Disco & DJ, Bartley Lodge Wedding Disco & DJ, Chewton Glen Wedding Disco & DJ, Careys Manor Wedding Disco & DJ, Dibden Golf Centre Wedding Disco & DJ, Elmers Court Wedding Disco & DJ, New Park Manor Wedding Disco & DJ, Lyndhurst Park Hotel Wedding Disco & DJ, Montagu Arms Wedding Disco & DJ, Rhinefield House Wedding Disco & DJ, Wedding In The Woods Wedding Disco & DJ (New Forest Outdoor Center), East Close Hotel Wedding Disco & DJ
My Hampshire Wedding Disco & DJ Service has performed at venues including:
The Elvetham Hotel Wedding Disco & DJ, Ferneham Hall Wedding Disco & DJ, Horsebridge Station Wedding Disco & DJ, Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst Wedding Disco & DJ, Trafalgar Park Wedding Disco & DJ, Warbrook House Wedding Disco & DJ
My Winchester Wedding Disco & DJ service has performed at venues including:
The Lainston House Hotel Wedding Disco & DJ, Winchester Guildhall Wedding Disco & DJ, Littleton Memorial Hall Wedding Disco & DJ
My Bournemouth Wedding Disco & DJ service has performed at venues including:
The Carrington House Hotel Wedding Disco & DJ, Langtry Manor Wedding Disco & DJ, The Kings Hotel