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Bryan McDonnell DJ

Cork & Nationwide
Reviews (24) 5/5
Prices from
€350 - 700
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DJ Bryan Mc Donnell is a professional and experienced Cork-based wedding DJ having worked across Ireland and the United States.

DJ Bryan Mc Donnell delivers in both high-energy weddings to smaller intimate weddings delivering the key moments and creating an epic climax to the wedding day.

“I am much more than just a DJ who just plays music, I am known to be very interactive with the crowd by playing games and hosting dance-offs between the guests creating a fun and enjoyable environment.” I am best at being able to play for a wider variety of ages whilst also honoring personal song requests from wedding couples.”

The four main packages offered are.

After Band DJ Experience. €400 - €450

2 hours of music with an experienced MC and DJ along with a professional lighting show. 

Room/venue uplighting from 8:30 pm.

Arrival and set up prior to the band playing. 

(Cold Sparks + Dancing on Clouds add-on available for an additional €125) 

After Band Experience Plus. €600 - €750  

2 hours of music with an experienced MC and DJ and profesional lighting show. 

Customized mood lighting in your venue along with a customized Monogram.

Cold Sparks + Dancing on the clouds for introduction first dance and sparkle send-off.

Background music during meal service with professional MC for bridal party introductions. 

Live bands are a very popular feature at Irish weddings. When the band finishes (usually at 12 pm) DJ Bryan Mc Donnell will make a seamless transition from the live band into the DJ set to keep the party moving. From this point in time DJ, Bryan Mc Donnell will create an electric atmosphere with the support of games and the best hits to ensure a great climax to the wedding day.

(Important)!!!

Wedding bands will often include a DJ as part of their package, but it is important to know that this might often mean that a tired member of the band puts on a playlist whilst packing away equipment for the remaining two hours. This is a regret that should be avoided at all costs! It is much better to directly hire an experienced wedding DJ to totally relieve the band and finish the night on a high.


Full evening DJ experience. €500 - €700

4 hours of music and lighting with an experienced professional DJ and MC. 


Full Evening DJ Experience Plus. €850 - €950

4 hours of music and lighting with an experienced MC and DJ

Customized mood lighting in your venue along with a customized Monogram.

Cold Sparks + Dancing on the Clouds for introduction first dance and sparkle send-off.

Background music during meal service with professional MC for bridal party introductions. 

The alternative DJ Package which is becoming more popular here in Ireland is the full evening wedding DJ. This package is ideal for more intimate weddings in smaller venues which might not be suitable for a live band. Full-night wedding DJs are also very suitable for couples with an alternative taste in music which a DJ will be able to accommodate as opposed to a live band who is confined to a setlist.

DJ Bryan Mc Donnell is highly experienced in doing full weddings and plays a brilliant mix of music to honor all tastes and age groups. A professional and high-quality sound and lighting system is provided to ensure that your wedding night will be one to be remembered by many. 


Live Band + DJ Bryan Mc Donnell €1800

A variety of live bands are available to be booked via DJ Bryan Mc Donnell. These include rock/pop and traditional acts.  

If it is within your interest to have DJ Bryan Mc Donnell as your wedding DJ, the following is what you can expect

- Excellent communication and personal interest in your wedding from the first contact.

- A very reasonable and justified price.

- A professional sound and lighting system to rock your venue.

- An excellent mix of music that will honor your personal requests and simultaneously fill your dance floor.

- A night of great memories to be had for all but most importantly best effort and interest in your event to make it a success. 

To learn of availability, please email DJ Bryan at [email protected]

Please include and date and venue and if available booking DJ Bryan Mc Donnell will be a seamless affair.

Reviews

5.0/5
24 reviews
Quality of service5.0/5
Value5.0/5
Responsiveness5.0/5
Flexibility5.0/5
Professionalism5.0/5
Ellie & Seamus
Added 21st Sep 2022
Wedding 16th Sep 2022
From start to finish, dealing with Bryan was a fantastic experience. As we were getting married away from home we had no other recommendations on a DJ apart the ones on this site, and my god did Bryan live up to all of his 5 star reviews. All night long people were asking for his details and to know where I found him! He adapted to the cosy room in Gougane Barra. He had the sitting room on fire playing all of the classics. The floor was never empty and even after the afters were served people were back on the floor straight away. We cannot recommend Bryan enough to be a part of your day!
Suzie & Tony
Added 31st Aug 2022
Wedding 27th Aug 2022
Bryan recently played at our wedding party and he was nothing short of amazing. He was a pleasure to deal with from start to end. His range of music was incredible and catered for all our guests. Everyone was raving about the DJ and how good the music was. We highly recommend Bryan and wish him all the best in the future.
Cathal & Lillian
Added 8th Nov 2022
Wedding 26th Aug 2022
We had a very clear idea what we wanted (& didn't want!) from our wedding DJ. Once we explained this, Bryan completely got it & responded accordingly. From our first dance & subsequent songs to random requests from our guests, Bryan did if all with professionalism, charm & style. Our guests loved him! Thank you Bryan for helping in making our evening so special.
Sandi and Mike
Added 30th Jun 2022
Wedding 18th Jun 2022
Bryan was incredible and worked the crowd really well. The dance floor was never empty!! Thanks so much for bringing the fun energy
Stef & Richard
Added 28th Jun 2022
Wedding 17th Jun 2022
Bryan did an amazing dj service for our wedding. Would highly recommend him. He gave a detailed questionnaire before to get a feel for our likes and dislikes.
Denise & Paul
Added 28th Jun 2022
Wedding 20th May 2022
An extremely professional DJ who knows how to put on a show. Me and my partner sat down in September 2021 to organise our wedding. The first thing that was clear between us is that we both weren't keen on the idea of having a live band as we didn't want to be listening to the likes of wagon wheel all night! We decided then on getting a high end DJ for our wedding. After some research, we we're both nearly second guessing ourselves as would couldn't find someone suitable. We then stumbled across Bryan's website and we both knew this is the guy for the job because of all the great reviews. On the night of our wedding we found Brian extremely professional at what he does, he worked around out alternative hip hop orientated playlist yet still pleased all the ages. We really both couldn't recommend Brian enough!
Aine
Added 8th Jun 2022
Wedding 7th May 2022
Our wedding night was the best fun ever!! We booked only a DJ to kick off straight after the meal. He helped with our first dance, and kept the dance floor rocking throughout the night! We were kinda nervous not to get a band as its so traditional to have that but I am so happy we didn't. The space was smaller and more intimate and would not have suited a 3 piece band, so DJ from the start worked perfectly!! We were able to select songs/genres and discuss with Bryan our preferences and tastes. He kept the dance floor on fire with the best tunes, some games/dance offs, the confetti bombs and smoke machine. It did not matter there was no live instruments, we had great music and fun and literally danced from the rafters!!!
Response from Bryan McDonnell DJ
Thanks so much for the review Aine. Your wedding was a lot of fun to be a part of and the venue was perfect for a DJ. I can confirm ye both did indeed hang off the rafters of that barn. Fair play.
Steph & Brian
Added 9th Jul 2022
Wedding 28th Apr 2022
I would recommend Bryan to anyone looking for a DJ for a Wedding or event. He had everyone of all different age groups on the dancefloor all night right up to the last song! Thanks again Bryan!
Sean and Nicole
Added 31st May 2022
Wedding 1st Apr 2022
Bryan was our DJ for an intimate wedding of about 40 people. He was there with us the whole day start to finish(11am-2am). He was on site at about 11 for our wedding at one. Both myself and my husband were blown away by how friendly and helpful he was. I gave my husband all the song picks the morning of the wedding, him and Bryan had a chat about how they would play during the ceremony. Everything during the ceremony went off without a hitch! We then moved on to our entry as husband and wife for dinner my brother in law did all the introductions but Bryan had an amazing playlist ready. Throughout dinner the music was fun and enjoyable with just the right atmosphere. After dinner when all of the dancing started I really didn't think we could have more fun but Bryan was there with just the right tunes. As a couple we decided early on to cut out a lot of the traditional wedding songs (wagon wheel, sweet Caroline, rock the boat) I was really nervous how this would affect the music as a traditional 00's 10's playlist was not what we wanted. Bryan went above and beyond, he took requests but we also gave him full permission to veto anything crazy. All of our friends and family loved not only the music but how friendly Bryan was. We also have a few weddings this year and have not stopped recommending him. If we have any big event in the future he will be the first person we contact. P. S. THANK YOU Bryan sincerely the crazy couple who walked down the aisle to jurassic Park.
Daniel & Nicole
Added 26th Feb 2022
Wedding 19th Feb 2022
Bryan was just amazing, everything completely surpassed our expectations! Every guest commented on how good the music was, and he kept us all up dancing for the night! I didn't want it to end! He was also very easy to get in contact with and made sure to touch base to get an understanding of our music taste prior to the night. His setup is also second to none and really adds to the experience! Thank you so much again, for everything!
Sharon & James
Added 30th Mar 2022
Wedding 11th Feb 2022
Our band canceled on us a few days before our wedding due to a member testing positive for covid. We had Bryan booked separately as our after-band DJ and instead of panicking, we decided to have Bryan for the full evening. To say Bryan blew our expectations away is an understatement, his music and energy was fantastic and really sufficed for the live band. He was able to play for hours on end and still had the crowd up enjoying themselves. Massive thanks to Bryan for saving our wedding day!
Linda and Edward dennehy
Added 22nd Jan 2022
Wedding 21st Jan 2022
We cannot recommend Bryan enough. He was amazing from start to finish. Everyone loved the music and were up dancing and played lots of our requests. He was amazing to deal with when we first contacted him back in June 2020.
Danny Ryan
Added 11th Jan 2022
Wedding 20th Nov 2021
Bryan was fantastic . The band we had were excellent and Bryan kept the people on the dance floor for the rest of the night.
Aaron & Mikaela
Added 11th Dec 2021
Wedding 12th Oct 2021
We hired Bryan as the DJ for our Wedding. He certainly did not disappoint and had us and our guests enjoying every minute of the evening. The place was absolutely buzzing! He was very efficient with his setup and of course played great tunes that catered everyone. His equipment was a great addition to the room/dance floor. He always responded in good time coming up to the day, even when we had to reschedule due to the pandemic. He also provided a playlist template for us to fill in which was very helpful. Such a sound guy. Thank you Bryan for helping us make our special day so memorable. We highly recommend him!
Maeve
Added 10th Oct 2021
Wedding 3rd Sep 2021
I was given the task of booking a DJ at the last minute for my brother's wedding after a change in restrictions. As the music can make or break a wedding, it's needless to say, the pressure was on! Having found DJ Bryan online, I called him and we had a discussion about the kind of music the bride and groom would like. Bryan was very accommodating with their requests, including a few last minute ones. He played a great mix of music, old and new, and the dance floor was packed all night long. Afterwards, many of the guests said it was one of the busiest and best dancefloors they had ever seen at a wedding! I would highly recommend Bryan - communication was seamless, the music was fantastic, and he is sure to make your wedding one to remember.
Conor O'Mahony
Added 28th Apr 2020
Wedding 10th Jan 2020
We had Bryan dj after the band for our wedding in January. I had been to a number of weddings where the band did the dj for the last 2 hours and felt it wasn't the same so me and my wife opted to have two separate suppliers for the entertainment on the night which was a great decision. We had seen Bryan play during the summer at one of our friends weddings and we personally both found him excellent that night so we decided to book him for our date. On our night Bryan arrived and got his dj gear ready before the band which was great to see. He also honoured our song requests and still got everyone up dancing. We couldn't recommend hiring a good dj to finish off the night right. Thank you for being part of our special day Bryan - Conor and Edel.
Response from Bryan McDonnell DJ
Conor thank you for following up with Mr request! I'm glad ye guys got my name of your friend because it was a great honour to play for ye that night - thank you - Bryan
Sinead McCarthy
Added 28th Apr 2020
Wedding 13th Dec 2019
We had Bryan for the afters of out wedding on December 13th for out wedding in Vienna Woods Cork. Bryan played after our band and numerous people raved about our D.J the next day. Bryan brought an excellent light show and made the atmosphere in the room feel very electric,the music played throughout the night catered for all ages, it wasn't particularly to 80/90's or to modern just a very nice mix of both with some great throwbacks from the early 2000's which I didn't expect. He did very well to play the songs we requested and blended them in nicely to his set. Me and my husband both agree that when booking a D.J for your wedding to choose wisely and shop around as it's more of an important service then we both had anticipated. We would both highly recommend Bryan!
Response from Bryan McDonnell DJ
Thanks so much Sinead hope all is well! tbf the songs ye sent were great and I knew they were going to go down well! All the best with your marriage - Bryan
Rob
Added 6th May 2020
Wedding 19th Oct 2019
Bryan was brilliant for our second day of our wedding after getting married abroad. He was very professional, enthusiastic and the music choice was brilliant and got everyone up dancing. Better than expected to be honest which was fantastic and would definitely recommend to any couple looking for a dj for their wedding or any event. Thanks again Bryan.
Laura Daly
Added 30th Apr 2020
Wedding 6th Sep 2019
DJ Bryan was absolutely amazing!!! We had a last minute cancellation from our DJ less than a week before our wedding! I was lucky enough to know someone who was able to arrange Bryan to play after our band had finished. Top notch DJ, very professional service, reasonably priced, and very facilitating. Thanks again!
Dara & Orla
Added 4th May 2020
Wedding 10th Aug 2019
Excellent!! Bryan had our dance floor rocking all night. Very reasonably priced and the music was down to a tee. Bryan was also very keen to understand what type of music we wanted well in advance of the event and worked very well with our requests. Thanks again
Aidan Gleeson
Added 29th Apr 2020
Wedding 26th Jul 2019
Great guy! Brought lots of lights which made the room look great on our night.Also head a great selection of music which pleased everyone. If you're looking to finish off your night with a bang go with d.j Bryan!!
Response from Bryan McDonnell DJ
I'm glad you liked the lights Aidan! The strobes really went down with your choice of music :) thanks again, Bryan
Amy and Ronan
Added 2nd Sep 2020
Wedding 18th Jul 2019
Bryan was superb overall sending us a detailed questionnaire that would help him understand what music we were exactly looking for on our night. we were also offered led glow sticks and confetti which made our wedding look like something from a nightclub. very impressed overall and we would really recommend him all around.... thank u!
Response from Bryan McDonnell DJ
Thank you for your review! It really was a great night and the led glow sticks with the haze created a great party atmosphere :)
Greg Murphy
Added 30th Apr 2020
Wedding 12th Jul 2019
Me and My Wife were very impressed with Bryan's dj's service from music to lighting it was all very impressive. We would both defiantly recommend working with Bryan as it was a great way to finish off the night! he was only booked to play till 2am but had not bother playing till nearly 3 and didn't charge us anything extra. Thank you
Rich & Lisa
Added 4th May 2020
Wedding 29th Jun 2019
Bryan was the DJ at our wedding in June 2019. He was brillant to deal with beforehand giving us details of where we could see him play and sent us a video. We worked with him on a play list that we all thought would work. Bryan arrived allowing himself plenty of time to set up. Within minutes of him starting the floor was full, the music was infectious and everyone were dancing there socks off. Just what we wanted!! We couldn`t say enough to recommend Bryan to anyone planning a wedding or a party.
Response from Bryan McDonnell DJ
Thank you so much to the both of ye. It was a night I won't personally forget and I'm really glad ye all enjoyed your night. Thank you - Bryan
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