Charlies Mobile Disco incorporating Magic Mirror Moments
We are delighted that you have chosen Charlie’s Mobile Disco to propose for your Wedding Event services and are excited to have the opportunity to be involved in organising your special day.
The Charlie’s Mobile Disco team takes great pride in working with clients to ensure that every aspect of your Wedding entertainment which we are involved in is perfect.
What we do
The following services can be provided; some are included in the standard fee.
Meetings – Included in all packages are all the pre wedding meetings to determine how the day will flow, what you need from us and what we can do for you.
Portal Access – Included in all packages - After you’ve signed your contract with Charlie’s Mobile Disco, we’ll provide you with a username and password which will give you access to your portal to manage your booking. Wake up at 1am and had an idea for a song which I absolutely must play? Just login to the portal and add it to your private playlist.
Early setup – apart from peace of mind that everything is in place, it’s nice to have the room fully setup and the Disco fully checked in advance before your guests arrive.
Venue Up lighting – Some venues benefit from lighting the walls or pillars with a soft light. Uplighters change the mood of the room and can complement the décor.
Arrival Music – If you are getting married at the venue, Charlie’s Mobile Disco can provide low key background music and those special songs for when the bride arrives for the first time.
Reception Music – Some low-key music to set the mood while your guests enjoy a few drinks before the main wedding breakfast.
Breakfast Background Music – Low key background music to enjoy while dining.
Main Disco – Included in all DJ packages - As the main part of your entertainment or to fill in while the band take a break, we can fit in anywhere, providing music to your taste.
First Dance Announcement – Included in all DJ packages - The all-important first dances, if you are stuck for ideas we can provide ideas for you from some of the most popular first dance songs.
Wedding Announcements – As part of the big day your DJ can act as your Master of Ceremonies for any part of the day which we are contracted to be in attendance.
Dance Floor – We can arrange dance floor hire from the country’s leading suppliers, they can supply plain wooden floors, sparkly led floors, chequered floors and full led dance floors.
Dry ICE – Add that touch of something special for your first dance, Dry Ice gives the illusion of you Dancing on the Clouds.
Magic Mirror Photo Booth - Add our stunning full size interactive Magic Mirror to really entertain your guests and capture images of your special day in a photo album.
Other Entertainment – We often get asked if we know of any other entertainment, we have access to a network of entertainers from magician’s to bongo players, please enquire if you are interested.
Insurance & Testing – We are fully insure to £10million, equipment is tested annually by an electrician and visually inspected before each event.
Setups are usually designed to fit in with the environment and space available. We can discuss options when we meet you at the venue during our pre wedding meetings. If you have something which you specifically need then let us know.
Your DJ Will be booked to play from the timings agreed and will work with the venue staff to comply with their business
timings. Unless otherwise requested, low volume music will be played until the first dance.
We will require your estimation of final numbers one month prior to the event date, this helps us decide which equipment is suitable for your Wedding.
It is important that on your special day that you happy with the music choices.
We are happy to work with you to build that special playlist and do offer a portal which you can visit to list all your special songs, songs to add to your playlist.
In the music portal you will have access to the following ideas:
The top 200 songs of all time, the top songs from each decade from the 50’s to the current chart and the following most requested
Bride & Groom Dance songs, Groom & Mother Dances, Wedding Party Dances, Last Dances, Cake cutting Bouquet toss, Garter Throwing, Couples Dances. Of course, these are just to give you some ideas.
You can contribute towards your very own playlist by running through my music collection and selecting your favourite tracks, categorising ideas as “Must play” “Play if possible” “Dedication” “Play only if requested” & “Do not play”.
We think we’ve thought of everything to help you plan.
Although this is your big day, it is also important when deciding what to play and what not to play that your music choices suit your guests, after all it’s them who will keep the dance floor busy and if they don’t like the music they won’t dance. Try not to avoid the popular hits which people dance to.
We suggest a mixture of music to keep everyone happy, on the night we can play requests and will be happy to filter out “off the wall” requests which might not suit some guests.
Let us know if there will be other entertainment so that we can plan accordingly, this may include the space to setup or the track list to avoid. We are happy to communicate directly with your chosen entertainment.
Sound limiter – some venues have a sound limiter, which cuts the power to the disco if the music is played too loud. Quite often these are very sensitive and do not always allow the DJ to play the music at a suitable volume. It is important to ask your venue if they have a sound limiter and work with the DJ to see what restrictions, if any it causes.
We are happy to meet you at the venue with some equipment to see what volume is required to trigger the limiter.
We are often asked, do you have a backup plan!
What happens if my DJ is ill?
We are members of both the Hertfordshire DJ Network and the National Mobile DJ Network.
In the event of a DJ falling ill we'll contact our personal network of contacts first, then reach out to out local network to substitute the DJ with one who is similar in experience and provides similar equipment. We will never substitute with a cheaper or less experienced DJ without consenting you.
What happens if your equipment fails?
All of our equipment is visually checked regularly and tested annually for safety, but that won't stop it from failing at some point.
In the event of equipment failure we have the following redundancy options:
Speakers - We use active speakers, if one set fails we can carry on with the other one.
Lights - We provide multiple lights as standard, if one fails it will not affect the party
DJ Decks - Our main Pioneer playout systems actually connect to multiple laptops at the same time, so we can switch to a different laptop if a laptop fails. We carry two sets of DJ Decks and multiple laptops - in the event of a failure we'll need 5 minutes to swap systems.
Microphone - We carry both wireless and wired microphones.
Cables & Power Adapters - we carry multiple spare cables as replacements.
Magic Mirror - The Magic Mirror is a TV, Touch screen, Camera, Computer & Printer - If the magic mirror completely fails mid event we'll refund the portion of unused time. Given the nature of this service, we'll review the issue and make a call on what to do on the night.
Dry Ice - We only carry one dry ice machine to each event, it's like a big kettle, we'll only know if it fails when we switch it on - if this fails we'll provide a full refund on the service if we cannot have a replacement sent to us in time for the first dance.
Breakdown - Breaking down en-route to an event, being caught in traffic or extremely bad weather is every DJ's nightmare and to date it has never happened to us. With a van full of equipment there's probably very little we can do. We will call the AA, we will call on our network of colleagues to see if someone can help, we will keep you informed.
Where we can't setup early we do leave an extra hour for travelling to compensate for traffic or breakdowns. An early setup is advisable if possible.
Standard Costs (updated Spring 2023)
All future bookings benefit from current prices.
Evening Only DJ Services
£445 Full Professional Disco with DJ - A disco consists of a neat DJ booth (different options are available), professional sound and lighting system.
Full Day Services
£950 for full day services – disco setup, sound & light sound check done by 1pm. Disco can be setup and DJ can return at an agreed time or background music can be provided if required throughout the day. If required, DJ available to provide ceremony music for Brides arrival at the venue, pre breakfast music, music during the breakfast, main disco playing music until midnight.
Magic Mirror Photo Booth
3 hours £450
• Unlimited Visits to the Mirror
• Instant High-Quality Prints
• VIP Red Carpet & Red Rope Barrier
• Photos on USB at the end of the night
White Led Dance Floor £650 (14 ft sq)
Confetti Cannon £35
Dry Ice Effect First Dance £245
Uplighters £29 each
Paul & sue - Hanbury Manor
We wanted to send our total thanks to both Charlie and Izzy for both the Disco and Magic Mirror they provided for our "post lockdown " wedding on Freedom Monday 19th July. This was our 5th date change in 16 months, and they have been so flexible and understanding and moved with us. They have been a joy to work with and guided us through making some personal choices, and we left the rest to them and it was perfect. We would have no hesitation in recommending them both .... with them at the helm you will have a fantastic event." Paul & Sue
Claire & John - Horwood House
Hi Charlie John I wanted to say a massive thank you for being part of our big day last week. Everyone said how amazing our wedding day was and the music you did made it special for us. With having a baby as well it was reassuring that you had everything organised so one less thing to think about so thank you. Since meeting with you you have been so professional and kept us informed with everything you have been doing. All the best with your future disco, definitely recommend your services!
Steve & Sarah - Offley Place
A most excellent service provided! A unique “photobooth”, quick pictures, lots of fun had by all! Thank you so much for making our special day that extra bit special!
Charli & Stuart - Ashridge House
So glad we picked Charlie as our wedding DJ, he was absolutely amazing, played a great range of music and took requests on the night. All the guests commented on how great he was. Will definitely be recommending him and using him again. Thank you so much for such a great service.
We as a family would like to thank you for the outstanding entertainment you provided for my daughters 21st. Absolutely 5* would highly recommend x"
Michelle & Scott - Cambridge Belfry
We just want to say a massive thank you to you for being so brilliant. Im sorry i barely got chance to talk to you. I was a major stress head on the day. You done an amazing job and we have highly recommended you to everyone. Thank you once again
Lisa & Rob - Mitchell Hall
Was a fantastic day. Thankyou for everything. Nothing was too much trouble. We had a blast!!
Danielle & Danny Woughton House
Fantastic Charlie! Thanks again you made it a great night x
Rachel Lee - House Party
The Magic Mirror went down a storm at my husband's birthday party this weekend! Lots of fun had by all dressing up in so many different props and posing in front of the mirror. Brilliant to be able to write messages on the mirror that come out on the photos as well as add emojis etc. Izzy and Charlie were great, very professional and helpful and tolerant of the six kids who kept trying to hijack the mirror!! And not only were guests able to take home their own photos, we have an album full of fun snaps to treasure and a USB full of photos to share with the guests! Thanks so much - it really added something special to the party :)
Jade & James - Quendon Hall
Amazing! Would highly recommend. Very professional but also with a personal touch. The magic mirror was a huge success with the adults and children. Music was spot on and the LOVE letters was a great finishing touch and an amazing background for photos.
Thank you very much! Xx
Jess & Ryan - Tewinbury Farm
We cant thank you enough for yesterday. It is all we wanted and more.
Gem & Ross - Cruck Barn, Bradwell Abbey
We used Magic Mirror Moments for our Wedding Reception in May. We hired the Magic Mirror, LOVE letters, Charlie as our DJ with our pictures projected on a screen. Charlie and Izzy were amazing! They put us at ease and the evening flowed nicely. Their customer service is amazing and have a high attention to detail, every time our nephew got close to the DJ set up Charlie would warn him what was hot and not to touch it. We cannot thank you both enough for making our evening memorable!
Jade & Craig - Sharnbrook ( in a marquee )
On behalf of myself and my new Husband, we would like to say a huge thank you for making our Wedding Day magical, special and simply perfect. Nothing was too much and you helped in making it the best day of our lives! All of our guests had the perfect day, topped off with love and laughter at the magic mirror, photos with the LOVE letters and a good old boogie on the dance floor. A million thank you’s - The new Mr and Mrs Grieve xxx
Emma & Craig Fanhams Hall
Craig and I would like to say a massive THANK YOU to Charlie and Izzy for giving us the wedding reception of our dreams! We got a great package deal including the DJ, Dance Floor, Dancing on the Clouds, Magic Mirror and Confetti Cannon. I was terrified that the dance floor would be empty but we had nothing to worry about. The dance floor was packed right from the first dance through to the Confetti Cannon at the very end (which everyone loved!). Our guests couldn't get enough of the Magic Mirror and we've had so many guests say how great the evening party was, and it's all thanks to you. I couldn't stop the tears of joy at the end of the day, it was just so perfect. Charlie and Izzy are so lovely, professional and you can totally trust them to throw an amazing party. Thank you for being so great!
Thank you for making my 40th an amazing and memorable one #topclassdj
Mr & Mrs Anderson - Felix Hotel Cambridge
Charlie came to our wedding last week and helped create an absolutely sensational after party for us by providing a fantastically fun disco. Music is a big part of mine and my 'now husbands' life and so this part of our event was really important to us to get right! Charlie was nothing but wiling to work with us on getting this right, and we couldn't be happier with the outcome. Charlie is both professional and friendly and we would definitely recommend him in helping you ensure you get what you want out of your big day!
Vicky - Rosedale Old Cestrians Sports Club
Recently hired Charlie's Mobile Disco for my 40th Birthday. Loved the music that was played. Would thoroughly recommend Charlies Mobile.Disco for weddings or parties. I really enjoyed myself. Thank you so much Vicky
Catherine & Jason - The Barn at Alswick
Just wanted to say thank you so much for everything yesterday. We had the most amazing day and everyone absolutely loved the magic mirror! I'll make sure I leave some feedback on your website and we will recommend you to anyone that's looking for a DJ and other services.
Thank you both again for a truly memorable day!
Sara & Paul Gellard
Charlie played at our wedding reception this weekend in Essex and played music that got literally everyone up on the dance floor and stay there for the rest of the night! It was not just Paul and I who we're impressed with Charlie's preparation, organisation and professionalism...but also our venue staff who commented that Charlie was one of the very best DJs they'd had, and he was a pleasure to deal with. Selecting the music we wanted through the portal was easy in advance and the pre meeting we had with Charlie was so helpful too as he literally thinks of everything! We cannot recommend him highly enough for whatever the occasion. Sara and Paul
Tracy Pez - Outdoor Event Stevenage
We recently hired Charlie to cover an event organised on behalf of a local running club. I was very impressed with the service provided throughout our dealings with Charlie. He took the time to visit the venue prior to the event to check the power supply and positioning for his equipment, and discussed with us our requirements in a helpful and positive manner. Charlie's 'can do' attitude made him a pleasure to work with and meant we were able to focus on the other elements of the event knowing the music was in safe hands. I would not hesitate to recommend Charlie to anybody looking for a DJ for any kind of event. A true professional. Thank you.
Little Channels Wedding Venue
Many thanks to @CharliePaterson for providing some great music for a very entertaining crowd on Saturday! #Wedding #DJ # HighlyRecommended
Fairlands Valley Spartans Running Club
To DJ @CharliePaterson doing his own marathon of 6+ hours playing some great running tunes to welcome competitors home.
Atmosphere makes an event .all thanks to DJ Checkpoint Charlie yesterday @CharliePaterson #Tunes
Lisa - Stevenage Challenge Outdoor Event
Can't believe you played great music for a solid 7 hours at our Challenge, great way for the runners to celebrate their finish! Thanks for a great day.
Mr & Mrs Sack - Forty Hall, Enfield
Charlie played at our wedding reception in Enfield and was absolutely brilliant. He played all the right songs and also took requests on the night. I would highly recommend him to anyone wanting a DJ for their event.
Dominique & Jon - Sheene Mill
Thank you so much for this video, it was totally unexpected and I love it! Just had the chance to watch it all through and see all our guests enjoying the party! You did an amazing job!! Thank you so much
Alison & Henry - The Bengeo Club
Charlie was a fantastic choice for our wedding reception DJ. He was super professional, played all the music we asked for and requests from guests. Thank You for making our party great.
Went to my friend’s wedding recently at Brockett Hall and Charlie's mobile disco was part of the entertainment. He played some great tunes and kept everyone dancing all night. It was a posh venue and he looked the part in his tux, the sound was just right as sometimes DJ's just blast it out too loud with no thought about sound quality. Recommend :)
I hired Charlie to play at my daughters hen night there was lots of different age groups and he catered for all of them. all of the girls said they enjoyed the night and that the dj was brilliant I would highly recommend him to anyone and would use him again for any future events thank you Charlie for a fantastic night x
Had Charlie for my mums surprise 50th music was great played request all night nice variety of era's as id asked the stand with the music itself and the lights looked great ... I rate 10 out of 10 all over experience and Charlie was a very friendly easy going man ... Thank you soooooo much 😊
This man can play any kind of music, we asked for the well-known Scottish song Lomond to finish our night off, I was surprised that he had it....not what I expected in an English pub, I still can't believe he had the people doing the conga through a pub, what a great night, well done Charlie !!!!!
Charlie was kind enough to travel all the way to Scotland to play at my daughter’s wedding by her special request .It was great to have someone that she could rely on ,very enjoyable day and night .I would highly recommend him for any party /wedding
We hired Charlie to do my parents 60th wedding Anniversary. We were very impressed ,with his professionalism ,and how helpful he was ,during the evening .He played a wide range of music ,to everyone's taste ,as we had a varied age range .The bar staff at the venue [Airbus] ,were very impressed ,and will be recommending Charlie ,as shall we. Thank you for a great evening ,Charlie .My parents had a wonderful time .
Lauren & Chay - Parindon Sports Club - Harlow
We had Charlie and his team at our engagement party yesterday providing his DJ services as well as the magic mirror and it was absolutely brilliant!! The dance floor was constantly busy and the photo album we received from the magic mirror is a perfect keepsake. Would definitely recommend for any celebration!!!
Thanks again. Lauren & Chay Xx
Will & Petra - Luton Hoo
I just want to say a heartfelt thanks to everyone who came to Petra Briggs and my wedding day
........ Charlie Paterson great Dj
Shannon & Reece - Knebworth Golf Club
Just wanted to say again a huge thank you for the amazing work on Friday night at our engagement party. Everyone had an amazing time and you kept the dance floor occupied! Thank you again, we both had a great night.
We had Charlie's mobile disco for our wedding and not only was he very friendly and helpful, he was so very professional and I loved the music he played all night. Highly recommended. Thanks Charlie!!!!!!! :)
Colleen & Alistair - Aston Village Hall
Fantastic service and disco...very professional, would definitely recommend!! Thanks again Charlie 😁
Lucy Jones - Horwood House
We hired the Magic Mirror for our wedding last weekend and it was a hit with guests of all ages. It was great to get a photo album and USB containing all the photos. Izzy and Charlie were very helpful and professional throughout the evening, I would definitely recommend!!!
Vicky Tarry - Shendish Manor Hotel
Charlie was an amazing DJ at our wedding - he arrived with loads of time to set up and prepare, he played a great mix of tracks and got everyone dancing! We had the opportunity to create "must play" and "do not play" lists which were stuck to completely. He was so professional but really approachable and I would definitely recommend him for any event!
Gemma & Justin - Welwyn Civic Centre
We just wanted to say a massive thank you to you for an amazing disco & love letters we are so happy with how it all looked! Also thank you for the lovely videos on your Facebook page they are very lovely too!
You will become highly recommended when anyone asks about a DJ.
Zara Beament - Jungle Bar ( Kids Party)
Thank you Magic Mirrors what an amazing addition to our Son’s “10th Birthday Party “ The Mirror was a HUGE hit with everyone. You are a lovely couple very professional and helpful with great props!
Our son is delighted with his book you made for him full of all the photographs taken on his birthday..
Fabulous Memories to cherish!
Thank you x
Emily & Dan - Packfords Hotel, Woodford Green
Charlie played at our wedding reception on 27/5/16 and was fantastic! Throughout the booking process he was efficient and helpful and replied to any queries we had very quickly! We couldn't fault him in any way and the lighting was fab and not the typical 'cheesy disco' lights. We would highly recommend Charlie and would like to thank him for getting everyone up dancing!
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