Best Wedding DJs in Queenstown
By Gabrielle Maloy

15 September 2020

Often, our most significant memories are frozen in time by the songs that were playing alongside them, with those sounds able to transport us back in an instant.

Let the soundtrack of your wedding become one to anchor your memories, with our guide to our top Queenstown wedding DJs. Though some may overlook the importance of a DJ at their wedding, your wedding is a party! Such a celebration deserves the air to be filled with a great soundtrack to top off the night. It’s a DJs job to both stand out and blend in at all the right moments, so it’s vital to complement your day’s plans with an excellent DJ.

Whether you’re after classic wedding tracks to help you swing into your first dance, or a mix of decades, funk, pop, and everything in between, there’s a DJ for you. We’ve curated a list of the top six Queenstown wedding DJs, all with a wide range of bookings and experience. Read on to discover who could be a fitting choice for your day.


Joe Cowie

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The soundtrack to your Queenstown wedding is set to be a good one in Joe Cowie’s hands. Joe has been mixing and making music for over two decades, including everything from solid party classics to deep club hits, so rest assured you’ll be in capable hands. As a DJ and MC, he’s played at corporate events, weddings, and festival main-stages, as well as opening for artists such as What So Not, Sigma UK, The Upbeats, The Doobie Brothers, and many more.

Joe is full of passion and professionalism, no matter whether he’s performing at a small bar or on a world-class stage, so he makes for an incredible Queenstown wedding DJ. With a unique mix of funk, R&B, house, and all the top 40 tracks to boot, Joe has the perfect set up his sleeve for your wedding reception. Combine that with his custom edits and remixes, and he’s set to have your guests struggling to leave. 



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With local expertise and many years of experience, DJ4You are dedicated to providing your Queenstown wedding with a great soundtrack. Although your wedding is already set to be stunning, surrounded by the natural settings of Queenstown and Wanaka, DJ4You can take your day to the next level. With high-quality sound equipment and a playlist tailored to your tastes, you’re able to dial up both the romance and the dancing. 

DJ4You have DJ’d across the region, including events for the likes of Heineken and Moët, and the always exciting Winter Fest with P Money. Their vast experience means they’re fully equipped to tackle any style of wedding; big or small, grand or simple. DJ4You provide a number of DJs to preview and choose from, meaning you’re sure to find someone to slot right into your vision of your day. 


DJ Jay Moore

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Proud to be backed by experience and skill, DJ Jay Moore ensures you’re left with memories of a great event, with exceptional music. DJ Jay Moore crafts a bespoke DJ experience, customised to your Queenstown wedding day. Part of what sets DJ Jay apart from a crowd of DJs is his solid foundation of loving great music. He’s even got a collection of vinyl records in the thousands to show for it! Able to adapt seamlessly to any crowd and event, DJ Jay Moore brings his passion for music to the forefront to make sure you’ve felt like you’ve hired the world’s best Queenstown wedding DJ. 

Jay is known across the region for his honest and genuine nature and takes pride in his craft. He loves involving guests in the DJing of your special day, keeping the crowd, big or small, always wanting more. Not only will DJ Jay Moore bring his great set to your table, but he also allows his endless experience to help your wedding day run smoothly.


Essential DJs

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Scott of Essential DJs was inspired to set up Essential DJs in 2012 after searching far and wide for a DJ for his own wedding. Over the eight years since then, himself and Ricky have spun their experience as wedding DJs, mobile jocks, radio presenters, and nightclub residents into the New Zealand-wide wedding entertainment service they are today. Based in Central Otago, they love the area and any wedding that lies within it. Scott and Ricky are truly passionate about making their place as your Queenstown wedding DJ special. 

Essential DJs are at the ready to tackle any of your wedding day’s entertainment needs. They create a unique package to suit your music tastes and vision, guaranteed to keep your party moving. In short, Essential DJs are about providing elegant and fun wedding entertainment for every guest. 


Nightlife DJs

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With hundreds of successful weddings in Otago and Southland under their belt, the Nightlife DJs team know just how important your Queenstown wedding day is. They have been DJing and dancing the night away at every style of wedding you could deem possible. Nightlife DJs have become renowned in the area, being touted as the number one wedding DJ for Millbrook Resort, The Hilton Queenstown, and many others.

Quality and carefully-planned execution are at the forefront of Nightlife DJs goals as your Queenstown wedding DJ. They believe that the love celebrated on a wedding day is something precious and that their talents should help you to achieve your perfect day. The team is dedicated to giving you freedom of choice, with a massive amount of songs to choose from, and an ability to create a custom plan for your entire evening.


DJ Marrs

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DJ Marrs is a team of dedicated DJs that pride themselves on co-creating a custom playlist, fit for your Queenstown wedding. Keen to enhance all the special moments of your day, DJ Marrs brings over 16 years of DJing to the table, with experience at a range of events and parties. Always professional, the DJ ensures to arrive early, ready to set up their special effect lighting and run a soundcheck well before guests arrive. This means you’re able to arrive at your reception with peace of mind for both you and your guests. 

The DJ Marrs crew are happy to meet up before your special day to discuss your schedule and any requests, both for songs and more personal details. If you’re after a DJ that can truly get a crowd moving, while still accommodating all of your requests, DJ Marrs is a fitting choice as your Queenstown wedding DJ. 


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