Do you charge more for New Year's Eve weddings?

Wondering if there are surcharges on bands/djs for weddings on special dates like this. We're thinking of a NYE wedding.

Question Asked: 7/03/2023

Wedding Date: 9/08/2018

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Prestige Wedding Entertainment

(6) · NSW State Wide

Posted: 4/07/2023

Yes there is a surcharge for New Years Eve but happy to give you a quote for NYE.

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Inferno Duet

(2) · Melbourne and surrounds

Posted: 28/03/2023

Inferno Duet are available for New Years Eve Weddings. We do charge extra for this evening, its usually double the standard wedding cost. However our standard packages are already at an affordable cost.

Heather Muggridge Music

(6) · Adelaide and Surrounds, including Clare, Barossa and the Fleurieu Peninsula

Posted: 26/03/2023


I personally don't for my wedding packages, but there are other people who do. I can see it from both perspectives and I would imagine that if you are wanting people to dedicate a significant portion of their time for your night, then a surcharge would be reasonable. 

H x

NikNat Entertainment

(54) · Gold Coast / Tweed Heads / Brisbane / Sunshine Coast

Posted: 21/03/2023

You will find some do and some don't.

Personally, whilst it IS a special night I would like to be with my own wife and kids, we don't charge more.
Our rates are satisfactory enough to use that income as a special treat a couple of days later when we can have our own "New Years Eve" party.

Prodiscos - South Highlands DJ / MC

(46) · South Highlands / Bowral

Posted: 21/03/2023

It is a special night of the year. However I don't charge much more over and above my standard Wedding fee. 

Breakfast At Tiffanys

(18) · Sydney

Posted: 21/03/2023

Hi there, yes NYE is a premium night for musicians so you'll usually find the minimum fee per performer will be at least 25% higher. Many performers charge a minimum $1000 call out fee for NYE.

Gavin Libotte Guitar

(10) · Sydney, Australia and NSW

Posted: 8/03/2023

As it's a very busy and high paying night for musicians yes the cost of music will be higher on NYE. Usually the NYE minimum per live performer is at least $800 for up to 4hrs, and $1000 if more time on site.

Connor Reid Music

(12) · Cairns | Port Douglas and Surrounds

Posted: 8/03/2023


A normal NYE gig is around 1500 so it really would depend on what you had in mind.

Always happy to discuss budgets and requirements. 

Kind regards


Memory Lane Entertainment

(6) · Sydney

Posted: 8/03/2023

Memory Lane Entertainment doesn't charge extra for Occassion types. We want you to have the best experience and not worry about extra charges. 

On Tour - DJ ARI

(7) · Melbourne

Posted: 8/03/2023

Charging more is at the discretion of the supplier, normally some charge more because it is to be considered a public holiday. It would be normal to expect to pay a bit more than usual due to a NYE event. Just ensure you are still in budget for your wedding. 

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