Uptown Entertainment Canterbury

Planning your next Engagement, Wedding, Birthday? What ever your occasion, Contact the professionals.

Uptown Entertainment Canterbury have been serving Christchurch’s entertainment needs for over 25 years.

We provide DJs, Live Photobooth, Wedding  Photography as well as videography.  We cater for all celebrations including Corporate Functions and birthdays.

We have the experience and the know how to make your occasion a memorable event that will have your guests talking for weeks, even long after the party is over. Call us today for a free consultation on your entertainment requirements.

The Party Starts Here

Uptown Entertainment is proud to offer wedding & all other Event DJ  services to Christchurch & the South island. We offer you competitive prices to make your planning and budgeting less stressful!

We also understand that every wedding and event has it’s own needs and individualism. our Wedding DJs will take the time to help coordinate with you and customize your event. Count on us to listen to your concerns and come up with creative ideas and suggestions to help relieve those fears and give you the peace of mind you deserve.

The Right Music Mix

Having a DJ you can trust to handle all the MC duties is important, but where most DJ’s really shine is when it comes to knowing what music will get the crowd on the dance floor. As a general rule the guests will not dance until after the bride and groom have had their first dance. This may be followed immediately by a dance for the bride and father and for the groom and his mother. If other special dances are in order, they would be done next. In most cases, your DJ will kick off the dance portion of your reception right after the special dances. This gets the guests up and on the dance floor so that they won’t begin to feel left out. Other festivities such as the bouquet and garter toss can take place at appropriate times during the reception. Just remember that your wedding day is a time to celebrate, so dance and enjoy yourself!

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What We Offer

Our history in the entertainment business stem way back to the 80s

working in clubs in wellington like Chips Nite club which was owned by Frankie Stevens and also working at Trillos Nite Spot & other clubs such as Spats And Nite Site. We also were involved in Home delivery entertainment for Hens Nights & stag Parties. Having continued right up till today in different areas of entertainment we have the knowledge and skill to make your event a raging success.

So if you are having a party,a wedding or any kind of function and want to create an awesome environment for all your attendees to enjoy themselves call Uptown Entertainment  we are the party specialists! Whether you want the latest House, Top 40, R&B, Dance or Party classics we are happy to accommodate your requests and play any of your own original music. We are open to all varieties of music and if a song request is made from partygoers on the night, we are happy to oblige. We are open and flexible and it is our job to make sure the night is how YOU want it. Our DJs will take care of the night’s entertainment and all you will be left to do will be to enjoy the party!

Our mission is to offer the best entertainment service and value for money. After all celebrations are a happy occasion and it is our goal to assist you with your event and use our expertise to ensure that the party is remembered and to make certain that your guests are danced of their feet. With our photo Booth And videography we aim to capture all the precious moments that will be viewed again and again in the years to come. The party may only last a night,

but memories are forever.

Frustrated by the lack of professionalism and stigma attached to the mobile DJ hire industry? Uptown Entertainments vision is to provide a dynamic entertainment service for all types of functions such as Weddings, Birthdays, School formals and Corporate Functions while setting a benchmark for which other DJ hire companies will aspire to imitate. Uptown Entertainment are a customer focused business with the aim to provide clients with professional entertainment, value for money, efficient and friendly customer service from first point of contact till long after the event is over. When you hire a wedding DJ or a corporate function DJ from Uptown Entertainment you will find that we provide professional sound and lighting to your function with a friendly, punctual and well-presented DJ who will play the music chosen by you. It’s your party not ours but we will enjoy partying with you. 

  • Photo Booth 80%
  • Photography / Videography 45%
  • DJ Service 95%

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Our Djs are all class. They turn up on time, setup an awesome sound and lighting rig and then sense the crowd.

They have expert knowledge and experience in getting your guest up to dance. With a vast selection of 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, 2000, right up to today’s top 40 and top ten best songs. Our DJs gladly play requests and ensure your guests are totally entertained.

Photography & Videography

We are often called upon to create stunning wedding videos for our clients and to also provide  photography for the occasion. This is something we take a lot of pride in. We are able to capture your special occasion and bring it all together in a stunning video that will take your breath away. Enhancing the latest technology in computer graphics and editing we provide beautiful videos as well as gorgeous photography. memories that you will always want to show off to your friends and family to keep that special day always cherished and fresh in your hearts and minds.

Photo booth

Our Photo Booth is set up prior to your  reception and is there for the duration of the reception so as not to miss any special moment worth capturing. The Photo Booth has an attendant who will encourage your guest to get dressed up and get a picture. He will also go about the evening getting other photos and video for you to remember your wedding reception, 21st, Anniversary or what ever your special occasion is.

Frequently Asked Questions


If you have any further questions you would like answered regarding the service we provide, please feel free to call us on our toll free number   call: 0508543210

How Far in advance do i have to book?

We would advise making your booking 12 months in advance if its for a wedding. if its for a birthday or some other event we would advise booking 2 months in advance. As we are a premium entertainment service having provided for many customers around Christchurch, we are very well known and our booking dates fill fast so don’t miss out. We would love to come and celebrate with you what ever the occasion.

Do you have a time limit on how long you stay at any event?

Most events are around 4-5 hours long so we like to work within those time frames however if you wish for us to stay longer we can discuss that prior to the event.

Do you provide your own sound and lights or do i have to hire it?

Uptown Entertainment provide all sound and lighting systems. We use only the latest technology in lighting and our sound system is state of the art. the only thing we rely on you bringing is yourself and your guest so we can party away the night.

Hi guys,

Wow thank you so much for the wonderful wedding montage we are both blown away. You captured so many special moments we never thought we would see again. You have done an absoloutley incredible job of putting it all together. Thank you so much,

Rosie And Hamish

Thank you Uptown for a fantastic nights entertainment. The guests were really impressed that you played music for everyone and not that thump thump rubbish. We had an amazing night and can’t wait to get you guys for our next event.

Grant Hall

Dear Uptown,
Just a note to say thank you so much for a wonderful wedding video it was worth every cent. Being able to look back on our special day will always be memorable thanks to the amazing video you created for us.
Karen and John

So Then, Lets Get The Party Started!

Drop us a line anytime, and one of our customer service reps will respond to you as soon as possible