When searching for a DJ in Indianapolis for the first time, one of the first questions you may ask is, “how much do DJs cost to hire?” For most Indianapolis DJs, pricing is not very easy to find off simply searching through their website. If you make a Google search for “how much is a DJ in Indianapolis?” you’ll be lucky to find any legitimate pricing on most DJ company sites. In fact, most DJs like to keep that information private so you will call rather than price shop.
At the Indy DJ Connect, we take the opposite approach and offer transparent pricing for our DJ Services in Indianapolis.
Variables To Consider For DJ Pricing
The Indianapolis DJ market is very saturated with many companies and individual disc jockeys all around the city. When Hoosiers are in need of a DJ for the first time, it’s important to consider the type of event you’re hosting. Events are broken down into 4 main categories:
- Private Parties
- School Gatherings
- Special Events (Including formals, bar/bat mitzvah, quinceanera, sweet sixteen, and any other once in a lifetime events)
At least half of the Indianapolis DJ companies who are online will post their pricing lists on their website. Sometimes you need to be careful with certain DJ companies because although they have great-looking setups, not all of them know how to properly mix music. We always recommend reading our article the top 7 questions to ask before hiring your wedding DJ to make sure you pick the absolute best for your event.
When looking for a DJ for a private party, we always recommend finding a local club DJ or radio DJ. They will make your private party the best you could possibly imagine. Local club and radio DJs have the most experience with mixing music, crowd control, and making you dance! The issue with these DJs is almost none of them have websites to find pricing, they only have social media pages. So, finding these DJs can be a daunting task alone, but that’s where the Indy DJ Connect comes in!
When looking for the cost of a DJ in Indianapolis, it’s important to note that our private party DJ pricing includes local radio DJs and club DJs with over 15+ years of experience minimum for each DJ.
So How Much Do DJs Usually Charge Per Hour?
This question really depends on what exactly you need from your DJ. If you have picked a venue that provides speakers and lights already, then your DJ only needs to bring turntables. Without having to bring speakers or lights, the price of your Indianapolis DJ could be as low as $100 per hour. With speakers, you can expect to pay at least $150 per hour and with dance, lights will be around $175-200 hourly. These factors all depend on the size of your crowd and any add-ons your DJ must bring such as additional speakers, lighting, photobooth, photography, etc…
Here is a price range for the costs of a full DJ set per event:
- Weddings: $200-$500/hr
- Corporate: $200-$500/hr
- Private Parties: $100-$200/hr
- School Dances: $150-$400/hr
- Special Events: $150-$300/hr
The total price of a DJ in Indianapolis varies on your event type, requirements, and DJ’s level of expertise. When hiring a full-time entertainment company, you can expect to pay on the higher end for a DJ, but you get the comfort of knowing you’ve hired a professional and your event will be one to remember!