Our Chicago DJ Pricing and Wedding Packages

Do you want your Chicago DJ to deliver price…or value?

Let’s get right to your very first question about your wedding DJ entertainment: “How much will it cost?”

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Chicago DJ Pricing – Fourth Estate Audio

If you’re spending thousands of dollars on food, fashion, flowers and decor to create lasting emotional images and experiences, don’t short-change the most powerful memory maker. Everyone remembers the experience they had on the dance floor — EVERYONE! 

Fourth Estate Audio’s packages range from $1100 to $3,000, depending upon the enhancements you select (lighting, photo booth, photography, etc.). Our most popular premium package averages $1,600, and includes dramatic uplighting for decor and dancing. You can add anything from dance floor lighting to elegant uplighting to monogram lighting, from photography to videography, and even an entertaining photo booth. 

Start by finding the package that best matches your needs and wants. Click the name of each package to get our average price for that package.

$1200 Downtown, $1100 Elsewhere

  • Up to 6 hours of professional DJ and MC service – one sound system, set up in one place for the entire event. Can include ceremony music and microphone(s). Then we begin cocktail music of your choosing, followed by wedding party introductions, wireless microphone for speeches and toasts, dinner music of your choosing, then First Dance and other special dances, bouquet and/or garter tosses, and lots of great dance music selected by you and your guests.

A basic DJ setup from Fourth Estate

$1400 Downtown, $1300 Elsewhere

  • Up to 6 hours of professional DJ and MC service – everything in our “Just the Basics” package, plus:
  • Dance floor light show – a half dozen lighting effects during dancing only.

Custom lighting on the dance floor at a wedding

$1700 Downtown, $1600 Elsewhere

  • Up to 6 hours of professional DJ and MC service – everything in our “Just the Basics” package, plus:
  • Elegant room uplighting – stunning columns of light that wrap around your entire room. Static for cocktails and dinner, then an explosion of animated color and motion for dancing (up to 12 light fixtures). See video demonstration below:


Tables and chairs in a banquet hall

$2340 Downtown, $2240 Elsewhere

  • Start with our Gold Package: 6 hours of professional DJ and MC service and uplighting, plus:
  • Your name in lights – personalized monogram light projected onto wall or dance floor
  • Up to 3 hours of photo booth – with attendant, props, unlimited pictures (Provided in cooperation with the Pixbooth). Additional hours and upgrades available.

$4335 Downtown, $4235 Elsewhere

(Photo booth and photography packages are recommendations, and may be upgraded or downgraded to your liking)

  • Start with our Platinum Package: 6 hours of DJ/MC plus uplighting, your name in lights, photo booth, plus:
  • Professional wedding photography – full day, personal photo cards, portrait backdrop service, your own private online photo gallery, a high-resolution disc with all of your images, an elegant coffee table proof book bound with all your photos and a beautiful custom photo cover (Provided by Jolie Images – price reflects their Diamond All Inclusive package. Other packages cost less, depending upon your needs.

Group of people posing for a photo at a wedding

$400 (up to 12 fixtures)

  • Up to 6 hours of warm static uplighting, matched to the color(s) of your decor (we do not offer full animated uplighting separately; it requires a DJ to operate animated lighting effects).

We charge an additional $150 for events that require a DJ to set up a second sound system in a separate place (e.g., a wedding ceremony or cocktails in one place, dinner and dancing in a separate place). The second sound system means, you won’t have to miss 20-30 minutes of music each time your DJ breaks down his sound system, moves it, and sets it back up again.

If you have questions about any of our packages, please feel free to email me at jay@discjockey.org.

If you’d like to know more, then you’re ready for the next step. Simply click the “Begin Our DJ Conversation” link below to check our availability and ask me to contact you. A brief no-obligation phone chat at 630.654.4440 is the best way to start; then, a face-to-face consultation and planning session. I’m here to help. Thank you.

For a Chicago wedding DJ price estimate, start by checking Fourth Estate Audio’s availability for your date.