Congratulations on your upcoming wedding in Ashford, which boasts plenty of amazing wedding venues.
My name is Andrew Broughton and I'm an award-winning wedding DJ with over 20 years experience.
I help guide couples like you through your wedding planning, using my expertise for a smooth and enjoyable wedding.
As a wedding DJ, I help make sure you enjoy your day; I provide the evening entertainment as well as setting up earlier to provide the ceremony music, background music throughout the afternoon and the use of microphones for the wedding speeches.
Thanks for a great wedding reception Andrew
Rebecca and Russ - Wedding at The Secret Garden in Ashford, Kent
The effort put into a wedding is usually a lot more than other type of events. A wedding should be your once in a life time experience, so you want it to be special for the right reasons and as your wedding DJ I want to help you create those magical memories. This is why I take the time to plan a wedding with you and ensure that your wedding reception runs smoothly.
I don't offer complicated wedding DJ packages for you to choose from. Instead you have the choice of me being there as your wedding DJ for just the evening reception or to setup earlier to provide background music during the wedding breakfast too.
I setup once you've finished your meal and the room is ready for the evening reception, which usually takes me around 45 minutes. Not all venues have the space to have the disco setup all day long; for a lot of venues the disco shares the same area as the top table and this is the most practical solution.
£550 to £750, which typically includes setting up at around 6pm for an evening function starting at 7pm and running through until around midnight
I'll arrive earlier in the day and provide background music during the wedding breakfast. It also gives you the option to have microphones for speeches. I'll be on hand in case you need anything else during the day, such as making announcements and running activities to create the perfect atmosphere.
£850 to £1100, which typically includes being setup for 2pm and playing background music through the meal and then the evening party until around midnight
I just wanted to email and say THANK YOU so much for the fantastic music on Saturday night!! You were brilliant.
Carol - Wedding at the Rare Breeds Centre, Woodchurch
If you're looking for something beyond a wedding DJ, I have a number of additional services to help enhance your special day.
You've spent a lot of time choosing your perfect wedding theme, getting the colours just right. But what about the colour of the venue as you and your guests walk in? Would it make sense to add my uplighting package to have your wedding theme colours on the venue walls.
From £100 if you've already booked me as your wedding DJ or from £200 for an event in the Ashford area
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You look around the room as you finish your speech and everyone is laughing and applauding the killer speech you've just nailed. You feel a sense of great achievement that you've done it. And that can be you; I can help give you the confidence to deliver the speech you want to.
From £30 for a face to face session to help you deliver your speech or from £75 for a 3 hour speech writing session
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Cannot recommend highly enough, will use again!!
Darren - Wedding at Ashford International Hotel
This beautiful venue is set just outside Ashford within the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Read my Crown Lodge blog
I've attended several weddings at Eastwell Manor, each time I've setup in the pavilion (where the spa is) during the wedding breakfast so that everything is ready for the evening when you are. The estate is set a few miles north of Ashford an benefits from being in the garden on England, yet conveniently located around 10 minutes from the M20.
Read my Eastwell Manor blog
This little gem is located in the Kent countryside a few miles to the south east of Ashford, in the rural area overlooking the Romney Marsh. When I was here I setup in the bar area, in the main part of the house, while the wedding breakfast was taking place in the adjacent marquee.
Read my Bilsington Priory blog
Set in the outskirks of Ashford, the Secret Garden venue offers a scenic garden area for any function. I've setup in the main building before for a smaller wedding and another time in a marquee in the gardens. When using the marquee I'm able to drive up outside the marquee to setup in the separate entertainment section of the marquee, which is hidden until after the meal.
In the main building itself there usually isn't the space to setup until the meal has finished and some tables cleared away. When setting up in the main building it's vital I remember to bring my trolley as there's a short walk from the unloading area to the restaurant.
Read my The Secret Garden blog
The hotel offers a range of different function rooms to cater for all sizes of events. For weddings, I've setup in the middle sized room (the Canterbury suite), with the benefit of the dancefloor being partitioned off to allow me to setup during the wedding breakfast without disturbing anyone.
Read my Ashford International Hotel blog
Set on the north west outskirts of Ashford, the Sandyacres Sports & Social Club is tucked away and offers a perfect wedding venue overlooking the sport pitches. When I was DJing there in summer 2015 they even had a bouncy castle setup outside to keep the kids (and big kids) happy. I setup on the stage which allows me to setup in advance, provided the top table isn't placed here. I've been here several times and prefer to use my own sound system rather than the venues (I prefer to use my own system as I know how it all works).
Read my Sandyacres Sports & Social Club blog
Set on the outskirts of Ashford, this stunning windmill offers a beautiful backdrop for your wedding with stunning views and photos from the observation deck. The reception is in the cafe area and suitable for smaller wedding receptions.
Set in the same estate as Eastwell Manor, the boat house offers a smaller venue with stunning views across the lake. The venue is split over two floors allowing the ceremony to take place upstairs before guests decend to the eating and disco area.
Read my Eastwell Park Boat House blog
The club is located in the town centre and has a dedicated function room for private parties as well as the members lounge. There is street parking available outside and the club is close to the bus stops to it's well connected.
Read my Elwick Club blog
This is a popular venue for families looking for a day out and always offers the facilities for wedding receptions with on site catering. I've done a couple of weddings here and can either setup in advance or in the evening depending on the number of guests. Access is easy for my equipment, either using the courtyard or side road depending on the time of day. The bar is located in the main room so it's all nicely self contained.
I was at the Conningbrook Hotel a couple of years ago and setup in the smaller function room, which was initially closed off so that I could setup during the wedding breakfast.
Read my The Conningbrook Hotel blog
I've had a couple of weddings here, setting up in the upstairs bar area. Access for the DJ can be either through the main doors and up the stairs (which I find easiest) or from the fire exit at the side.
Read my Ashford Golf Club blog
Last modified: 21 November 2023 at 15:00