Melbourne DJ Hire have worked at a number of venues that have their own in-house speaker systems. When the venue is set up for private events they will usually have a strong in-house speaker system, they will have a couple of strong speakers close to the dancefloor that our Melbourne DJ can patch our controllers into.
However, when you are booking a venue you should ask them if their speaker system is loud enough to use for a busy dancefloor. Our roaming photographer worked at a uni ball over the weekend and the clients decided to use the venues speaker system and it was not loud enough. Last year when these clients ran their event, there were dancefloor restrictions. So if the guests wanted to dance, they had to be seated at their tables. The venue’s speaker system was loud enough for that arrangement, but since the dancefloors were open this year, most guests went onto the dancefloor and started jumping and dancing to the music and so the music from the venues speakers were drowned out by all the noise caused on the wooden flooring.
A lot of uni groups and clients have budget restrictions when it comes to booking suppliers, but music is an integral part of the night. If there is no music or if the music is too soft for people to dance to, some guests may not get up to dance and it really wont seem like a fun party when you are struggling to hear the music.
So if you are planning on using an in-house speaker system from the venue, ask them to turn up the volume for you. You will also need to keep in mind how many people will be in the room, talking and how many people will be dancing on the floor boards as that will all contribute to the sound on the night.