Wedding DJ Hampshire and West Sussex

Wedding DJ of the Year

 

 

 

 

 

 

Master of Ceremonies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome

to Gary Evans Weddings

Wedding DJ and Master of Ceremonies

I’m a bespoke Wedding DJ, specialising in helping couples create fun and engaging weddings. Based in Hampshire and covering Hampshire, West Sussex, Surrey and beyond. I love to pack dance floors with guests of all ages, putting smiles on peoples faces and would love to have a chat about how I can help you create the ultimate wedding entertainment experience on your wedding day.

Olly & Laura – Marwell Hotel Winchester

Simply Brilliant

We would like to thankyou so much for being the DJ and Master of Ceremonies at our Wedding. We couldn’t have asked for a better experience from yourself and you made our day extremely special. We really enjoyed every second of it. From the very beginning you were full of great ideas and you pulled them all off, we especially enjoyed the introductions, they were hilarious, and the love story was a brilliant idea. Everyone at the wedding is saying “one of the best they have ever been too”. We will be recommending you to everyone we know as you are simply brilliant at what you do! Thanks again

Voted Best Wedding DJ in England 2017 at the prestigious Wedding Industry Awards.

The Wedding Industry Awards 2017 National Winner Logo

It was an honour to be announced as the Best Wedding DJ for England 2017 at the prestigious Wedding Industry Awards at The Cafe De Paris in London, on Jan 12th 2017. I’m overwhelmed by the scores and comments from all of my couples who voted for me. It really means a lot and much love sent to every one of you xx. I have so many great memories from your days.

You can read my award score sheet here.

But this isn’t my first award, I’ve been Hampshire regional finalist since 2015 and regional winner in 2017, before going on to become the national winner.

Wedding Industry Awards Regional Finalist 2017
Wedding Industry Awards Regional Finalist 2016
Wedding Industry Awards Regional Finalist 2015

Just some of the Google reviews left for me by happy couples.

  •   More than a month later and we are still raving about Gary. He was so helpful with the planning of the wedding and absolutely fantastic on the day, getting involved in the egg and spoon race and sussing the perfect mood and music to play. Everyone loved the quiz over dinner and the Mr&Mrs game helped draw everyone to the dance floor. #Gary4Life

    thumb James Griffith
    9/30/2017

      Quite simply put, if you want a true professional to run your wedding day and evening entertainment Gary is the person to go to. He spent a lot of time with us planning our wedding and on the day he was simply amazing. He was pivotal in making our wedding a great success and a great party afterwards. Thank you Gary soooooo very much!!!!!!

    thumb Tatjana Leonova
    6/19/2017

      Gary was absolutely fantastic at our wedding. Not only did he provide brilliant music that got everyone on the dance floor but he also spent the day making sure that everything went smoothly - going as far as to make sure that people were signing our guestbook ! We have had numerous guests comment on how great Gary was and how many people were on the dance floor, we have also had many comments on how fantastic the added touch of the love story was before the first dance, which is another little touch that Gary adds in. We honestly cannot recommend Gary enough!

    thumb Amber Rapley
    5/25/2017
  •   We really wanted to say Thankyou to our DJ Gary for all of his help on our wedding day. We had a great day and party . Would definitely recommend to anyone ,he gave us a memorable day and evening and played some top tunes and beautiful ceremony music .Thanks again . Mr and Mrs Cahill x

    thumb Donna Cahill
    5/17/2017

      Gary is absolutely the best wedding DJ out there - two years on our friends and family still talk about how brilliant the selection of music was and what a great time they had! Gary knew how to "read" our guests perfectly and played the right music for the moment, throughout the night. I didn't stop dancing all night. Having been to many weddings I can say with certainty that not all DJs are the same - it takes a special sort of skill to make that atmosphere perfect, and Gary has that skill. Book him!

    thumb Claire Partridge
    7/08/2015

All Day Wedding Service

This is the service that sets me apart from almost any other DJ you will have ever seen and the one I’m most proud of. In fact, I’m one of a just a handful of DJs in the UK who have travelled the world and trained extensively with the very best DJs the world has to offer to bring you this service.

By building a rapport with your guests and bringing both of your families together, I guarantee that not only will everyone have the time of their lives, but the dance floor will be ready to explode at the start of your evening reception. With my fresh and modern style, and by implementing a whole host of innovative ideas, I’ll totally transform your wedding day and give it the wow factor.

A sample of my full day service:

  • Myself as your modern Master Of Ceremonies / Host. (If you’re looking for a red-jacketed toastmaster, I’m the wrong man!)
  • Ceremony sound production. Together we can create a unique ceremony soundtrack that will not only evoke emotion in your guests but will completely personalise this most intimate and emotional part of your wedding day. All of the music will be edited for maximum effect and played through a high-quality Bose sound system.
  • Drinks reception customised playlist.
  • Introduction of your top table into the wedding breakfast in a fun and stylish manner. The technique I use to create this special moment will transform what is often a tedious moment into one of the most memorable parts of your wedding day.
  • Customised wedding breakfast soundtrack. Perhaps you have a theme in mind? Disney, Ibiza Chill-out, Acoustic Lounge, Rat Pack? It’s your wedding – it’s your choice!
  • Introduction of your speeches in a warm and friendly manner. I’ll also coach your speakers on correct usage of the wireless microphone provided, to put them at ease.
  • Lots of options to ensure all of your guests feel engaged and connected to the day.
  • Introduction to your cake cutting ceremony, ensuring all of your guests are involved.
  • The delivery of your scripted and unique Love Story as the build-up to your first dance.
  • Your DJ for the evening. Your evening reception is the time to really let go and party and a great Wedding DJ will really make a difference to this part of your day. Together we can create a unique playlist that will guarantee your dance floor is full from beginning to end.

There are lots of other things I can include to make your wedding day fun and engaging, and I’m happy to share all of these with you in a relaxed meeting to find out what fits your style and vision.

Video Testimonial from Katie and Dave’s wedding at Marwell Hotel

To arrange an appointment to start planning your wedding

Evening DJ

Your evening reception is the time for letting your hair down and celebrating your wedding day in style. It’s time to Party!

This is the core focus of what I do as a DJ, and as your reception will be one of the final memories that your guests will leave with, getting it right is essential.

The good news is that through my years of experience as a DJ, both overseas and in the UK, along with my extensive music collection, knowledge and passion for music, I know how to create a party that is memorable for all of the right reasons.

Being a Wedding DJ is a craft, especially when there are so many different age groups, with different musical tastes to cater for. The best parties keep everyone happy by playing a cross-section of genres and party classics, all mixed professionally at the right volume with no annoying chatter between songs.

So, when you book me, not only can you tell me all about your must-play songs, but I’ll give you access to my comprehensive online music selector, enabling you to build your playlist together with your family and friends. With a combination of your choices and my knowledge and ideas, together we’ll be able to create an evening that will have your dance floor full from beginning to end.

But it’s not just about the music…there are lots of other things I can provide that will ensure your evening is special, and I’ll be there for you anytime to discuss new ideas and to help in any way that I can.

Just some of the reviews left for me by happy couples on Facebook.

  •   fantastic DJ the best made my daughters and son in law wedding just great .lovely man DJ full of fun and great to have at any function. You cannot go wrong with Gary doing the music and being the perfect DJ. thanks Gary for all your hard work. Michael. Brides father.

    thumb Michael Headworth
    11/04/2017

      Can't thank Gary enough for making our wedding day even more perfect with his amazing talent! Couldn't of wished for a better dj to play at our wedding. Highly recommend him. If you want a professional, talented, fun and just generally want a person to put you at ease and someone you can trust who will make your day whatever you want it to be then this is the man. Thank you so much Gary. You did an incredible job. Lots of love sarah and rob xxx

    thumb Sarah Magorian
    10/02/2017

      More than a month later and we are still raving about Gary. He was so helpful with the planning of the wedding and absolutely fantastic on the day, getting involved in the egg and spoon race and sussing the perfect mood and music to play. Everyone loved the quiz over dinner and the Mr&Mrs game helped draw everyone to the dance floor. #Gary4Life

    thumb James Ed Grif
    9/30/2017
  •   So you hear about all these competitions and your like I'm never going to win anything well over a year ago I won to have Gary at my wedding � I cried for days couldn't believe it ! On the 17th August 2017 me and dan got married and I could fault Gary and his help from Allan everyone was on their feet dancing and they loved our first dance that Gary made for us so I just want to say if your looking for a Dj look no further and book gary now !!!! Love you gary from the new me and Mrs verrinder xxx

    thumb Catherine Gemma Verrinder
    8/19/2017

      What a superb service! From the beginning to end of the wedding you were fantastic. The day really went without a hitch. The evening was incredible, with your help and music skills everyone had a chance to dance, smile and be happy. Just perfect, you couldn't have done more. You covered all the music genres, read the crowd and mixed old with new. Would highly recommend to anyone needing a D J and master of ceremonies. Thank you.

    thumb Sarah Marie
    8/18/2017

      Gary made our perfect wedding day run smoothly, he took all stresses away so we didn't have to think about it. He is a great motivator and got all of our guests talking, laughing and cheering. I would recommend Gary to anyone who stresses/worries easily as he will take that on for you. He made sure everyone was happy, and that the day kept to the correct schedule. Our day was a dream come true which couldn't have happened without Gary. The uplighting at our venue was amazing. It really brought all of our decorations together and the music/song choices were brilliant. The staff at the venue loved you, we loved you and we know all your customers will. Thank you so much Gary, you are incredibly talented!

    thumb Bekah Dexter
    8/06/2017
  •   Gary you are a legend!!! Thank you so much for being part of our special day and moving it into an amazing party afterwards. You read the crowd perfectly and kept the dance floor full. From our first meeting to the day itself you supported and looked after our every need which helped to make our day so perfect. Our guests have all commented on what a great service you provided. Thank you so much 🙂 Nicky and Chris Long x

    thumb Nicky Long
    7/31/2017

      Thank you Gary for what was the most memorable and incredible evening of our lives!! From the moment we first met you and discussed our wedding reception we knew that it was going to be amazing and it sure was! You read the audience well and made sure that everyone had a brilliant time. We really appreciated how you got the evening going and that you were able to maintain it with a few tricks of your trade. We've heard horror stories about other wedding DJ's who have been happy to leave a dance floor empty and who have spent most of their time talking through the mic. This certainly was not the case with you. We thought you were thoroughly entertaining, professional and we can't thank you enough. Well done, and thank you! James and Ali x

    thumb James Bagley
    7/31/2017

      A huge thank you to Gary for being our DJ at our wedding at Rhinefield House on 1/7/17. Great selection and timing of music kept the party going all evening. Lovely guy and knows his music to suit all moods. The atmosphere was brilliant and we are so grateful we got the best DJ out there. Everyone had a great time. Hope to bump into you soon. John & Banu.

    thumb John Cran
    7/19/2017
  •   Joe and I would like to say a massive thank you to you. You made our day at Tithe barn run smoothly, the music was great, and the party pack was just hilarious! Receiving photos from our friends the next morning once they had welcomed their littluns with some fancy dress was just the icing on the cake of a great day! X

    thumb Michele Chandler
    7/08/2017

      We really wanted to say Thankyou to our DJ Gary for all of his help on our wedding day. We had a great day and party . Would definitely recommend to anyone ,he gave us a memorable day and evening and played some top tunes and beautiful ceremony music .Thanks again . Mr and Mrs Cahill x

    thumb Donna Cahill
    4/14/2017

      Gary, We would like to thankyou so much for being the DJ and Master of Ceremonies at our Wedding. We couldn’t have asked for a better experience from yourself and you made our day extremely special. We really enjoyed every second of it. From the very beginning you were full of great ideas and you pulled them all off, we especially enjoyed the introductions they were hilarious, and the love story was a brilliant idea. Everyone at the wedding is saying “one of the best they have ever been too”. We will be recommending you to everyone we know as you are simply brilliant at what you do! Our friends are already talking about getting everyone together for the Marwell Xmas parties December 2017 if you are going to be hosting them. Thanks again Olly and Laura.

    thumb Oliver Seddon
    1/03/2017
  •   We don't even know where to begin when explaining how amazing Gary is! As soon as we met Gary, I felt completely at ease with him and really excited by all his ideas. Gary specialises in creating a unique soundtrack for your day and helps you to consider which special touches you want to add to your day to make it even more memorable. We had never heard or seen any of these ideas at a wedding before and it really felt that we were creating something new, for example we had the Pearls of Wisdom cards, Anniversary Dance and Love Story. On top of this, Gary mixed my husband a DJ set so that he could take charge of the dance floor for 15 minutes! This was a real highlight of the day! Gary listened carefully to all our requirements and created the most perfect soundtrack for our Wedding Breakfast. We had a tricky distance between our reception and marquee but this was no problem to Gary who was able to sort out everything we needed to play music without any fuss. He also met with our Rev'd and attended our rehearsal to ensure every detail was as smooth as possible. Every single detail of the day - both musical and as a Master of Ceremonies - was amazing. Gary is so thoughtful in his approach, he has an excellent wedding book to help you clarify all your ideas and to give him an insight into your personalities and relationship as a couple. This made us really feel that Gary was our friend by the Wedding day, we had several meetings before the big day and each time he was understanding and patient as worked out exactly what we wanted to do! More importantly than anything else, Gary ensured our day ran smoothly from sorting out the photo groups, starting the confetti line to ensuring our times were kept to during the speeches. I honestly do not know what we would have done without him, he was always there and always ensuring that he could help us in anyway, I remember worrying about the sides of the marquee on the day itself as it was getting a little hot and he said to me, "I will sort everything out don't worry, you direct everyone to me if they have a question!" Amazing! The chants of, "Garyyyyyy!" during the reception dancing will remain with us forever (yes, our friends now love him too!) so if you want to have the most magical wedding with the greatest support, stop reading this and book Gary! We are jealous already that you'll be starting this amazing journey with him. Thank you Gary for everything, best day EVER!!! Jo & James xxx

    thumb Joanne Elizabeth
    11/01/2016

      Just want to say a massive thank you for helping make our wedding so special!! You went above and beyond what we were expecting. We can't thank you enough!! It could not have gone any better!!! Perfect!! Highly recommend. Mr & Mrs Edwards x

    thumb Kirstyn Edwards
    9/26/2016

      Gary made sure our wedding was exactly how we wanted it to be and just made the whole night!!!

    thumb Charlotte Hughes
    9/25/2016
  •   My Wife and would like to thank Gary for creating the most magical day that we could ever experience. We were prepared for our wedding but nothing prepared us for the level of expertise that Gary executed throughout the day and night. He made more than our wishes come true... Provided live feed of our service to a special friend in Australia.. His performance and personality touched the hearts of everyone on the day and had the whole party filling up with tears of happiness. Thank you Gary we will never forget this day and hope to meet again. Rebecca and Paul Siddall.

    thumb Paul Siddall
    8/07/2016

      One word - Amazing!! Thank you so much for making our day extra special. We couldn't have asked for anymore. Highly recommended. Everyone has commented on how brilliant you were. Melissa & Richard

    thumb Melissa Norton
    6/11/2016

Music

Create a special, customised soundtrack for your wedding day!

Music is one of the most important aspects of any wedding, and, as a DJ who is committed to making things perfect, I always take the time to meet, prior to the wedding, with all of my brides and grooms.

Discovering exactly what you like and what you don’t, helps me to create a special, customised soundtrack for your wedding day.

The music at the evening reception is extremely important and getting it right, keeping everyone happy and staying to the very end is achieved in the planning stage. That’s why I give you access to my online music selector where you can choose as many songs as you like. Maybe there’s a special song that you all sang at University or a great track that’s a big favourite from a family holiday? These are the special songs I love to find out about by talking to you. As well as choosing the songs you really want to be played, you can also choose the ones you don’t!

On the evening itself I love to encourage requests, so I can also provide your guests with my top 200 tracks if you’d like me to. All of this can be discussed at our pre-wedding meeting. I’m happy to listen to all of your wishes and work with you to make your wedding exceptional, but if you’re stuck for ideas I’m always here for help and advice.

Remember, it is your day and the overall flavour of your music should be a reflection of yourselves.

Your Love Story

The Love Story is Your Own Personalised Romantic Comedy

A series of events and very special memories have culminated in bringing you together to declare your love for each other on your wedding day – how you met, when you knew your partner was “the one”, your engagement and the proposal. This is your Love Story, and no wedding should be complete without one. Everyone’s story is different, each one is precious, and I believe that by sharing elements of your story with your family and friends (and each other), a truly memorable and magical moment is created. It’s your uniquely presented romantic comedy.

I am one of just a handful of DJs in the UK who has trained extensively to develop the skills to present the Love Story on behalf of couples on their wedding day. Often delivered just before the first dance (but sometimes at the wedding breakfast) this has been one of the highlights for my couples. It’s the moment everyone will remember, everyone will talk about, and one of the things that will make your wedding day unique.

Telling a Love Story emotionally connects everyone at a wedding, and I’d be delighted and honoured to share your Love Story with your family and friends on your special day.

Venues

Some of the wedding venues I have the pleasure of working at:

Lainston House

Lainston House Wedding Venue

Marwell Hotel

Tylney Hall

The Master Builder’s

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The Tithe Barn

Southend Barns

I also work at many other venues throughout Hampshire, Sussex and Surrey.

About Me

As a Wedding DJ based in Hampshire, I provide wedding entertainment all over the South of England and beyond. My biggest joy of being a full-time DJ and Master of Ceremonies is helping couples create an unforgettable wedding day that far surpasses what they ever imagined possible.
I have personally performed at over 500 weddings in the UK and Australia, as well as regularly attending industry workshops and seminars worldwide. This ensures I can offer you the very best modern options available to help you create a once in a lifetime celebration that is styled around your vision.

I’m the preferred DJ and Master Of Ceremonies at some of Hampshire’s finest venues including The Tithe Barn, Southend Barns, Tylney Hall & Marwell Hotel.

It’s paramount that I meet up with you either in person or via Skype before you book, to make sure that I’m the right entertainment company for your wedding celebration. I don’t just take any booking that comes along!! Every couple is unique and sometimes I may not be the best fit, and will happily recommend another company to you who may be better suited. Once we click, we can start planning a personalised wedding that will be uniquely yours. Because of my bespoke and unique approach to weddings, my diary is often full for up to two years in advance for prime wedding dates, so don’t delay! Contact me now

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