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Essex Mobile Disco & Wedding DJ Geoff Grove Entertainments. Find the Best Wedding Entertainment & venues in Essex here!

As a top wedding DJ, I have many years of experience, and have been resident & mobile DJ at many venues in Essex including

Quilters Billericay (Now Ivory Rooms Billericay) for 12 years!

Wedding DJ for The Rayleigh Club (was Hannover Golf Club, then Lords Golf & Country Club) Hullbridge for 2 years

Wedding DJ at Crondon Park, Stock

Wedding DJ at The Lawn, Rochford

Rochford Hundred Golf Club

Party & Soul DJ at Marco's Bar Rayleigh

I'm often the wedding DJ at The Three Rivers Golf Club Cold Norton, Freight House Rochford, Marygreen Manor Brentwood, Park View Suite Southend

I currently DJ at Bar Plazma, Wickford playing 90’s Garage, mainstream dance, RnB.

I love 70’s & 80’s Soul & Funk music – I DJ & promote my own partys - Hockley Soul Night, Hockley Community Centre near Southend.

I promote my own New Years Eve party in Hockley, Southend.

I've performed with my mobile disco at top wedding venues in Southend, Chelmsford & Billericay Essex area.

01702 200800 or 07802 195204

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Archive for the ‘Weddings’ Category

21Aug

Wedding at the Three Rivers

posted by Geoff

View photos from Kelly’s wedding reception held at The Three Rivers Golf Club. Their evening reception included a Bruno Mars tribute act adding another dimension to a fantastic wedding.
Click their picture to see photos from the night. These are available in much higher quality on a memory stick, posted direct to your door for just £15 including postage.


3 Rivers Wedding

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9Aug

Hen Party At Home

posted by Geoff

Here’s a fantastic way to get all of your Hen Party girl friends together to celebrate before your big day!

Tracy’s Hen Party at Home

Hen Party

Tracy transformed her lovely garden into the perfect place for a Hen Party. She hung lights around the garden, organised a catered BBQ, Cocktail Barman and various drinking games for all who came. What a fantastic party! You can view photos by clicking the camera icon. A full set of 300 photos are available on memory stick for just £10 delivered to your door.

Hen Party

Tracy’s Hen Party

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24Jul

Skylark Hotel Wedding

posted by Geoff

Graham and Lindsey tied the knot at The Skylark Hotel, Leigh on Sea. The wedding ceremony, breakfast and evening reception were all held under one roof.
Photos are available to view and download, simply click the camera icons below for either Day or evening shots.

A full set of photos in high resolution are available on memory stick posted direct to you for £10

Lindsey and Graham Wedding Day Photos

Skylark Wedding Day Photos
Skylark Hotel Wedding Day
 

 

 

 

 

Lindsey and Graham Evening Reception Photos

Skylark Wedding Photos evening
Skylark Hotel Wedding Evening

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12Sep

Wedding DJ Review

posted by Geoff

Jade very kindly submitted a Wedding DJ Review about me. It does capture and put into words the high standard of service I always strive to provide, and so I thought I’d post it here on my Blog.

Jade’s Wedding DJ Review

“It has been nearly 5 months since we got married and even now we keep looking back and reflecting on how perfect it was.
We had the perfect venue, perfect flowers and importantly a perfect dj!
I cant say how much i worried about getting the perfect DJ for us, especially after a bad experience at my 18th birthday with another DJ.
We came across Geoff online and what first interested us was how friendly and relaxed he looked when working in his pictures. Then after reading his profile his character definitely fitted his image.
On the run up to the big day Geoff asked us on any specific music we would like played and discussed with us when he will arrive and what will happen. We felt very relaxed and trusted Geoff.
When the big day arrived the day went beautifully and soon the evening guests were arriving. The DJ equipment was all set up in the morning so Geoff was ready right on time to party!
The music choice was perfect for what we wanted. Guests were on the dance floor from start to finish, even pass when we left for our hotel! Geoff wasn’t just a DJ for us though, he was also taking pictures after our photographer had left. Its so great to have some party pictures of my guests and ourselves too! We had never come across a DJ who actually gets out onto the dance floor and dance with you too!
All in all, Geoff really did go above and beyond our expectations and we are so glad we chose him.
Thank you so much for ending our special day with a good party”!

Mr & Mrs Shephard
Wedding at The Lawn, Rochford

See my Wedding DJ Review and Testimonial page here

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8Sep

DJ and Photographer Package

posted by Geoff

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You’ve organised your party, the guests will arrive and you will be busy making sure everything is perfect. You won’t have much time to take pictures, so why not have me do it for you! A DJ and Photographer Package!
I have some expensive camera equipment, and although I’m not a professional photographer the results I get are really quite good! Don’t take my word for it though – judge for yourself.
Have a read, and then visit my Photo Gallery area, where you may even see yourself if you’ve been to one of my parties!
Read more…

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10Jul

Marriage Tax Breaks

posted by Geoff

The Daily Mail features an article all about government Marriage Tax Breaks system. Tory campaigners urge Mr Cameron to increase the current level of Marriage Tax Breaks from £150 a year to £2000 for a couple.

Daily Mail – Marriage Tax Breaks Increase to £2000

Marriage-Tax-Breaks
A married couple would, under the proposed changes, benefit from annual tax breaks by £2000 a year as opposed to the current £150 a year.
An excerpt from the article in The Daily Mail says,

Married couples should be handed £2,000-a-year tax breaks to help them care for children at home, Tory MPs announced yesterday.

Handing them a generous allowance could ‘make a real difference’ to those with offspring aged under five, said former education minister Tim Loughton.

He is among party traditionalists who welcomed yesterday’s confirmation that David Cameron will bring forward plans to enshrine a marriage tax allowance in law ‘very soon’ – probably in the autumn.

But he said the Prime Minister’s pledge for a modest £150-a-year allowance did not go far enough to end the discrimination against marriage in the tax system.

Read more: Marriage Tax Breaks
Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

Marriage Tax Breaks Tempting ?

Is this really enough to tempt a couple into marriage though? With the basic cost of a wedding nowadays running in to tens of thousands of pounds, Marriage Tax Breaks of £2000 would be welcome, and at least pay for a free bar and a DJ at the wedding reception!

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26Jan

Where can I see Geoff Grove Playing

Where-am-i-playingIt’s time I let you know a few gig dates, so you can come and see me if you’re planning a great night out, or hear me playing if you’re thinking of hiring me.
I work at some great venues in Essex so for the next few months this is a short list of where you can find me.

 

 

Future gig dates 2013

Marcos Bar Rayleigh. Get there by 9.30 to avoid the crush 🙂
Plazma Wickford on 1st and 15th Feb, 1st and 15th March
Ivory Rooms Billericay for a ‘Quilters Reunion’ 22nd March
Bar Blu (Tots) Soul Night 16th March.
Heart FM Su Little Black Dress Party at Bar Plazma Wickford 21st June
Hockley Soul Night 13th July.

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9Dec

Resident DJ

posted by Geoff

Should I use a wedding venue’s Resident DJ ? Here’s an article to help you choose with your eyes wide open.

Should I use a Resident DJ

Resident-DJI’m a DJ, but I’m not trying to get your business by writing this article about Resident DJ, I just want to help a few people with some great tips and I’ve a wealth of experience of this scenario.

The reason some independent DJ’s and entertainers are very anti ‘resident DJs’ is that it can be a con on the part of venues. One actual example of this practice (or Mal-practice) is that the venue charges you £400 for their DJ and pays the DJ £200. So the client thinks they’re getting an expensive top class DJ when in fact they’re getting a £200 DJ. Saying that, the resident DJ could be OK. If they are using video screens etc they are probably worth every penny, but being in this business have heard so many horror stories hence some shared general negative view. If you’re hiring the venue and paying all that money, isn’t it a shame that some see it fit to add a disproportionate amount as a ‘finders fee’.

Resident DJ Prices – Percieved Value

If you are prepared to pay £400 upwards for a Resident DJ make sure you google that DJ’s name and ‘Reviews’ after it. Find out if that DJ is performing elsewhere so that you can see them in action. Obviously they may not be playing music to your personal taste, but you can gauge their performance with your own expectations. Ask the venue about their sound equipment. What are the benefits of booking their Resident DJ ? Will he use video screens? You may be paying £400 for a DJ but don’t be a victim of ‘perceived value’, assuming that parting with more money is an insurance that the DJ will be just what you are expecting, and better than the cheaper ones.

resident-dj-pricesTo be seen on the wedding venue’s ‘Preferred List Of Suppliers’ normally involves parting with some money, hence DJs or entertainers aren’t appearing on it simply because they are the best in their field. They may have brought their position on that list, and for that they may charge you more, because they are spending more in advertising!

There are far more advantages to choosing your own Independent DJ. Every DJ is different – we are all so very unique with different styles and different services. Its tempting to think that its just a case of a guy pressing play. To give you an idea of the breadth of DJs available, have a look on Google and compare on the Internet and you’ll see the choice is phenomenal. By having the resident you are loosing the opportunity of picking the best fit for your evening and specific musical taste. I also think that many residents tend to see each booking as ‘just another job’ and tend to churn out the same thing day in day out. It’s all too cosy at times, with feet well under the table, leading to a lapse standard.

I was guest at a company Christmas Party in Essex a few weeks ago. The DJ had all the expensive equipment with impressive lighting and star cloth background. Whilst he didn’t do anything wrong, playing tunes all night, he didn’t really get the crowd going. He didn’t interact with the audience, or go out of his way to try and make that effort to bond with people.

With regard to playing the right music….many DJs including myself guarantee to play your song list.

I’ve seen it written that a venue cannot legally insist that you use their resident DJ as this is classed as restricted practice. In isolated cases resident DJs are chosen for their price and not their ability or professionalism.
I enjoy working and dealing directly with a client, building up a good rapport and having direct contact with my bride and groom so that i can deliver the ideal entertainment they expect of me.

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7Dec

I’ve just been contacted by a bride and groom looking to get married at Crondon Park on a Thursday and after a price wedding DJ Crondon Park for their reception at this lovely venue.

Wedding DJ Crondon Park – My price deal midweek

Wedding DJ Crondon ParkThey are having their wedding reception at Crondon Park on a Thursday in 2013, and lots of couples planning a wedding reception are choosing a wedding on a week day to keep the price of the venue, and the various other services to a minimum.
They told me they had been quoted £390 pounds for a DJ on a Thursday night at Crondon Park to DJ from 8pm through til 12am for a midweek wedding in 2013. I can’t verify this, but it’s what they told me.
Now it’s up to the wedding venues what they charge the bride and groom for their reception, but look around my various DJ and wedding venue websites and you will see that I’m about giving value for money and a good service at reasonable prices. Indeed one top wedding venue in Essex I was told, charges £400 for a DJ but only pays them £250.
I can’t vouch for their DJ or his equipment and show, but just be aware as a couple planning a wedding reception it’s well worth shopping around and getting independent prices and quotes. Try to see your chosen DJ in action, so you know what service you’re getting for your money. You can save your hard earn’t cash and put it towards an extra special honeymoon!

Preferred Supliers List

Some wedding venues have a preferred suppliers list – people or services they recommend to couples like you. It’s a captive audience for them as you are ‘wowed’ by the surroundings and taken in with visions of your perfect day. Your dream wedding. Bear in mind that sometimes performers, DJ’s etc are not on these lists purely because they are the best. Some DJ’s have often parted with sums in the region of £400 a year to be on these lists.

My Midweek Wedding DJ Crondon Park Prices

Geoff-Grove-BlogWhat did I quote the couple? For me to be your Wedding DJ Crondon Park from 8 until 12 at I would charge £250 so that might have saved them a bit of money. I can also possibly save you money if you require a toastmaster or photographer.

Want even more value for money? I’ll bring a camera along and for a small charge take pictures after your wedding camera man has gone home. I can capture the moment on the dance floor right up until the close of your reception. See here DJ Photographer Package
Shop around, and have your eyes wide open to the various charges. If my article saves you money, email me! I will publish your experiences and in sharing what you have found, will help other couples planning a wedding reception.
Good luck, and call me if I can be of any help! 01702 200800

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11Oct

Yellow Advertiser

posted by Geoff

Google and the Yellow Advertiser News paper have written an article on me!

Yellow-Advertiser

PICTURE MARK CLEVELAND 08/10/2012
©Yellow Advertiser 2012
Geoff Grove ,Hockley DJ and entrepreneur

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Where have I played?

Essex Mobile Disco & Wedding DJ Geoff Grove Entertainments. Find the Best Wedding Entertainment & venues in Essex here!

As a top wedding DJ, I have many years of experience, and have been resident & mobile DJ at many venues in Essex including

Quilters Billericay (Now Ivory Rooms Billericay) for 12 years!

Wedding DJ for The Rayleigh Club (was Hannover Golf Club, then Lords Golf & Country Club) Hullbridge for 2 years

Wedding DJ at Crondon Park, Stock

Wedding DJ at The Lawn, Rochford

Rochford Hundred Golf Club

Party & Soul DJ at Marco's Bar Rayleigh

I'm often the wedding DJ at The Three Rivers Golf Club Cold Norton, Freight House Rochford, Marygreen Manor Brentwood, Park View Suite Southend

I currently DJ at Bar Plazma, Wickford playing 90’s Garage, mainstream dance, RnB.

I love 70’s & 80’s Soul & Funk music – I DJ & promote my own partys - Hockley Soul Night, Hockley Community Centre near Southend.

I promote my own New Years Eve party in Hockley, Southend.

I've performed with my mobile disco at top wedding venues in Southend, Chelmsford & Billericay Essex area.

01702 200800 or 07802 195204

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