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Was thinking about booking a wedding there, but then we were informed that if we dont want the "resident dj" we have to pay him nearly £200 NOT to be there....not a chance - according to trading standards thats illegal....

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Was thinking about booking a wedding there, but then we were informed that if we dont want the "resident dj" we have to pay him nearly £200 NOT to be there....not a chance - according to trading standards thats illegal....

 

:oThat is true

ive been told by several people that you have to pay if you have the dj or not .

never right :suspect:

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:oThat is true

ive been told by several people that you have to pay if you have the dj or not .

never right :suspect:

After raising this question on a forum that is especially for wedding dj's, heres the answer :

 

"The law states that you must not profit from not providing a service. This is different from a cancellation of a service already booked.

 

A venue cannot charge a client for not having a service which they have not booked or did not want in the first place. That is profiteering. There are ways around it, for example some venues charge exorbitant corkage charges because they claim they lose out on drinks sales, yet that it is illegal (if they say that) they are not losing out on any sales because they have not had to purchase the goods in the first place to service a client who had already said they were supplying their own. Corkage should reperesent the actual cost of opening, serving and servicing (wear and tear on glasses, cleaning of them etc).

 

So - if the OP has signed a contract agreeing to hire the resident DJ at £xxx and wants to cancel that then there may well be a cancellation clause which should be reasonable.

 

If however they are telling him that he hasnt booked the DJ but that if he doesnt want to then he will have to pay for him anyway, that is illegal, pure and simple.

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After raising this question on a forum that is especially for wedding dj's, heres the answer :

 

"The law states that you must not profit from not providing a service. This is different from a cancellation of a service already booked.

 

A venue cannot charge a client for not having a service which they have not booked or did not want in the first place. That is profiteering. There are ways around it, for example some venues charge exorbitant corkage charges because they claim they lose out on drinks sales, yet that it is illegal (if they say that) they are not losing out on any sales because they have not had to purchase the goods in the first place to service a client who had already said they were supplying their own. Corkage should reperesent the actual cost of opening, serving and servicing (wear and tear on glasses, cleaning of them etc).

 

So - if the OP has signed a contract agreeing to hire the resident DJ at £xxx and wants to cancel that then there may well be a cancellation clause which should be reasonable.

 

If however they are telling him that he hasnt booked the DJ but that if he doesnt want to then he will have to pay for him anyway, that is illegal, pure and simple.

"

 

Any venue should give the client the choice to have the resident dj or one of their choice. i am resident at a wedding venue the clients have the choice to book me with the package or organise their own dj or band etc with no cost .i am informed well in advance if i am required or not so i can then take a booking elsewhere. all they ask for is that they see the djs documents of insurance etc.

Edited by the chazter

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Just to try and clear up the confusion, Niagara does not charge for a DJ if the customer does not require a DJ. They allow people to bring in their own Live bands or play recorded music. (as long as the bands have in place the appropriate paperwork)

However Niagara does have an exclusive contract for Disco's with a company who supply DJs and for this reason customers would not be allowed to bring in their own.

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