Position of Head Table (if applicable)
Choose any of the four walls in the room, and be within a few feet of that wall, facing the guests. Be centered and not off to one side. The center of focus is on the head table until you begin dancing.
Position of DJ Table: Highly recommended
Choose any of the four walls in the room, and be within a few feet of that wall, with the dance floor directly in front of the DJ table/setup – all centered, and not off to one side of the room
Remember to consider space for your photographer if portraits are desired. This space may be either in the room, or just outside the room.
You will need to check with your venue for approval if outside the room
1. Sound equipment quality is often enhanced and more balanced throughout the room.
2. DJ lighting (if used) will be closer to the dance floor and thus more effective.
3. No obstructed views. Your DJ has a clear, direct view at all times to the dance floor, and at the same time, can see more of the entire room to better “read the crowd”.
4. The energy and connection to the audience is centered – Not “off to the side”.
5. What becomes most important to you in the last 3-hours of your special day?
If the answer is dancing and entertaining your guests, you want the DJ to have every tool available in order to maximize your entertainment value. Where you position the DJ, is one of those tools.