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Big Time Entertainment

Columbia , SC
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LOCATION

Columbia, SC US (map)

PHONE

803-429-6001

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ABOUT US

Big Time Entertainment is an entertainment company that provides DJs, musicians, state of the art sound & lighting, and visual entertainment such as memories slideshows, live photo... Read more
Big Time Entertainment is an entertainment company that provides DJs, musicians, state of the art sound & lighting, and visual entertainment such as memories slideshows, live photo slideshows, and monogram spotlights for weddings. We have played for groups as large as fifteen thousand and as small as fifteen and with a digital music library of over twenty thousand songs and every genre, you can be sure we will have the music you want to hear. Our company motto is "Your Day...Your Way" because our goal is to make sure your wedding is done exactly the way you want it. When combining your vision with our professional touch, your wedding will be the most special and unique you have ever seen.

Please contact us for more information at 803-429-6001 or cameron@wearebigtime.com Read less

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INFO FOR CEREMONY MUSIC

What ceremony music arrangements can you provide?
Acapella, Brass - Quartet, Brass - Quintet, Brass - Trio, Instrumental - Duo, Instrumental - Solo, Instrumental - Trio, Orchestra, Soloist / Vocalist, String - Quartet, String - Quintet, String - Trio
What instruments does your group play?
Cello, Drums, Flute, Guitar, Harp, Organ, Piano, Saxophone, Trumpet, Viola, Violin

INFO FOR DJ

What music genres are in your collection?
50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, Acoustic, Big Band, Classic Rock, Classical, Country, Dance, Folk, Funk, Gospel, Hip Hop, Jazz, Motown, Oldies, Orchestra, Pop, Punk Rock, R&B, Rock, Soul, Strings, Swing, World
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Describe your DJ style:
Our style is just like our company slogan. Your Day...Your Way! We play your style of music with your input on style of interaction. We have DJs that can be highly interactive and others that are conservative.
Is there a limit to the amount of music that can be requested?
no
What is your usual attire?
All Black
If you do not have one of the songs pre-requested by the client, do you require that they provide it?
no
How many other DJs do you work with?
6
What is the minimum amount of time you will DJ for?
3 hours
Is the client able to meet the DJ before booking?
yes
Do you specialize in any ethnic or international events?
yes
Can the client submit a do-not-play list?
yes
Do you bring your own equipment?
yes
What (if any) special equipment, such as disco balls or lighting, is offered with your service?
beat sensitive gobo dance floor lights, monogram/name spotlights, up lighting, strobes, lasers, smoke, etc...
How much time do you usually need to set up? Do you require that the site or client provide a table for you to set up on?
2-3 hours depending on the package client buys. We bring our own table.
Do you have any extra space requirements?
Depends on the set up you choose.
Do you have a sign or banner that you use at events?
very small logo on the front of out set up, but we can take it down if asked.
Do you usually emcee the event or talk between songs?
yes, unless client prefers little talking and interaction.
How would you motivate the crowd if no one is dancing?
first by song choice, then by interaction.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
no breaks or meal required
Will you arrange for recorded music to play during your breaks?
yes, when hiring one of our bands
What is your backup plan in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
Send one of our other 6 DJs
Do you book yourself for more than one event in a day?
occasionally, one early and one late, but not very common.
What is your overtime rate?
$100/hr average
Do you charge for travel expenses? If yes, how much do you charge?
50-100 miles - $100
 100-200 miles - $150
 200-300 miles - $200
What is the required deposit to secure your services?
half down

INFO FOR LIGHTING & DECOR

What type of events do you produce?
Corporate Events, Private Parties, Weddings
Which of the following services do you provide?
Audiovisuals, Entertainment, Event Lighting

INFO FOR OFFICIANT

What officiant services do you provide?
Civil Union, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious Ceremony, Single Religion Ceremony
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Christian (no denomination), Christian - Anglican, Christian - Baptist, Christian - Catholic, Christian - Episcopalian, Christian - Lutheran, Christian - Methodist, Christian - Mormon, Christian - Orthodox, Christian - Presbyterian, Christian - Quaker, Evangelical
Can you accommodate the hearing impaired?
No

INFO FOR UNIQUE SERVICES

What specialty service(s) do you provide?
Dance Instructor

REVIEWS

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Maria
Wedding:
1/4/2014
5.0/5.0
I loved working with Big Time! We were actually originally going to have a different company, but things didn't work out and came to Cameron. I am so glad it happened this way! Cameron is wonderful!! He is great with responding to emails and phone calls. He is very flexible and extremely talented. Our reception was so much fun! He kept the music going and there was never a time the dance floor was empty. There was a song I wasn't a fan of that got played, but it gave me an excuse to take a breather and talk to some of our guests. It was by far the best party we have ever been too! One of his DJs is doing my sister's wedding in 2 weeks and definitely looking forward to it. It will be the 2nd best party!!
Services Used: DJ
Big Time Entertainment responded with the following comments:

Thank you for the sweet comments Maria! You were very easy to work with as well.
It makes it easy on the Dj when you and your guests dance all night! I'm glad you all had an awesome time.
Cameron
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Kayla
Wedding:
5/25/2013
5.0/5.0
Donte is the best DJ out there! I loved working with Big Time Entertainment!
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ, Lighting & Decor
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Andre is hands down the BEST DJ out there !!!
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ, Lighting & Decor
Big Time Entertainment responded with the following comments:

We are thrilled to hear that you guys loved Andre! He's is definitely one of our most requested DJs and your review is the perfect example why. We appreciate the opportunity to have worked with you.
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Shelby
Wedding:
3/7/2013
5.0/5.0
I had thought I had everything done for our wedding, but then realized as I was looking at pictures from previous weddings at our venue, that I hadn't thought about lighting & decor. I called Cameron only a week before our wedding & he met with me at a very convenient location. We discussed options for creating the look that I wanted & he answered all the millions of questions I had. He was very accommodating & went above & beyond my expectations. & services I asked about that he didn't offer, he called around other vendors and got back to me with quotes. He truly did an amazing job at making our venue look great! It was so beautifully put together & everyone loved the slideshow. I got so many compliments on the overall appearance of our wedding! It wouldn't have all come together so perfectly without Big Time Entertainment. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking to make their event one to remember. & if I ever had the need to throw an awesome event again, they would be the first ones I would call!
Services Used: Lighting & Decor
Big Time Entertainment responded with the following comments:

Shelby,
Thank you so much for the opportunity to work with you guys. Your reception is one I will never forget! Yall were awesome!
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Janee
Wedding:
12/14/2012
5.0/5.0
Cameron was just awesome from start to finish. He provided ceremony music for our wedding ceremony (which we added at the last minute) and he made our reception a night to remember!!! We wanted a party atmosphere and thats what he provided. He introduced the wedding party with no mistakes and had all the songs we requested ready when we needed them!! Thanks Cameron you are one and a million.

Janee and Brian
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ
Big Time Entertainment responded with the following comments:

Janee & Brian,
You guys were such a pleasure to work with. Thank you for such kind remarks.
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Summer
Wedding:
10/12/2012
5.0/5.0
Cameron was great! I waited too long to book the DJ and Cameron came through for me. I just filled out the sheet of what songs I wanted to play and which ones I didn't and he took care of the rest. It's like he just knew from the few songs that we listed what kind of music would be a hit for our wedding, and it was!
Services Used: DJ
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Keah
Wedding:
8/11/2012
5.0/5.0
Our DJ met us at central locations that were convenient for us every time, usually Wedding 101 in downtown Columbia. He was the contact for the photobooth, and even though it's a separate company that he works with. They had simple online forms to submit music selections. Pictures for slide shows were submitted in person.
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ, Rentals & Photobooths
Big Time Entertainment responded with the following comments:

I'm glad we were easy to work with and were able help make your overall experience great!
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Julie
Wedding:
6/23/2012
5.0/5.0
We loved working with Cameron at Big Time Entertainment! He was FABULOUS at our reception and kept the guests entertained and engaged the entire time!! He definitely made sure that everyone there had a BLAST!! We also used Big Time's uplighting to help make our reception venue even more fun and beautiful! Definitely recommend using Cameron at Big Time to make sure that your reception is one that is upbeat, fun, and one that people will be talking about for months to come!
Services Used: DJ, Lighting & Decor
Big Time Entertainment responded with the following comments:

Thanks so much Julie for the kind words! I had such a great time performing for you guys! Congrats and best wishes!
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Bralyn
Wedding:
6/9/2012
5.0/5.0
Cameron is wonderful and made my day perfect!!... The lighting was amazing and worth every penny!.. It really transformed the space!.... He is priced very well especially for everything he offers!... His set up is also very professional and very pretty !... It fit right in with my wedding..
Services Used: DJ, Lighting & Decor
Big Time Entertainment responded with the following comments:

Thanks so much Bralyn! You guys were so much fun to work with and your crowd was a blast!
Cameron
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jennaleigh22
Wedding:
6/2/2012
5.0/5.0
Absolutely wonderful! Our dance floor was packed all night! Cameron really has a great ability to get people up out of their seats and dancing. He takes the time to teach all the line dances and is extra accommodating for special music needs!
Services Used: DJ, Lighting & Decor
Big Time Entertainment responded with the following comments:

Thanks so much Jenna for the kind words! I really enjoyed working with you! Congrats and best wishes!
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Kasey
Wedding:
3/3/2012
5.0/5.0
Absolutely wonderful and all the guest were very pleased. Have already suggested people to book Big Time Entertainment.
Services Used: DJ, Lighting & Decor, Unique Services
Big Time Entertainment responded with the following comments:

Thanks Kasey! I really had a great time Djing for you and your guests!
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Karen
Wedding:
9/3/2011
5.0/5.0
AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME. Had a blast at my wedding reception as well as the guest. Camerom kept the crowd moving and entertained. My nephew at a awesome time doing the MICHAEL JACKSON (LOL). The screen with slideshow as well as everyone seeing themselves on it was great. The lighting, bubbles and so much more. Great Job. Will definitely recommend and have at another engagement. YOU Rock!!
Services Used: DJ
Big Time Entertainment responded with the following comments:

Thanks Karen! You and your guests made it so easy on me. I'm glad you all had fun!
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Nicole Bell
Wedding:
8/27/2011
5.0/5.0
Cameron did an AMAZING job DJ'ing our wedding reception. He was always very responsive and professional. I didn't feel like just another client during our meetings. He got everyone involved in the reception and also taught the crowd the "Thriller" at our reception! I would recommend him again and am looking forward to my sister in law's wedding at the end of the month where he is doing their reception. He also had great special effects with dry ice and a monogram for the dance floor.
Services Used: DJ
Big Time Entertainment responded with the following comments:

Thanks so much Nicole! I really enjoyed DJing for you guys.
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Krista
Wedding:
6/3/2011
5.0/5.0
Cameron did an absolutely fabulous job! First of all, my husband and I planned our wedding in Hilton Head from out of state (near Chicago)! We were really nervous about not choosing the right vendors! After meeting Cameron, we knew we had made the right decision! We didn't choose extremely common ceremony music, and he ad everything we wanted available! He also made the reception an absolute blast! Since it was a destination wedding, we had a smaller crowd, but he made sure we all had a fabulous time! We got married at a house on Palmetto Dunes Resort, Hilton Head and he provided beautiful purple uplighting on the pillars of the house and the trees in the back yard! He also brought a large screen and put up so our guests could view a memory slide show of my husband and I..and the friends in our wedding party! He also brought another guy, Brian, with him who took pictures throughout the ceremony and reception and uploaded them to the slideshow as he was taking them! The guests really enjoyed that! He also sang to us during the reception and has an amazing voice!! All of this (and he traveled from a few hours away) for a very reasonable price! I highly recommend his services!! He was a blast! Thanks Cameron! You're awesome!!!!
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ, Unique Services
Big Time Entertainment responded with the following comments:

Krista, Thanks so much for the great compliments. I had such a blast with all of you. The highlight of the night was the very end when everybody jumped in the pool!
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April
Wedding:
5/28/2011
5.0/5.0
Cameron was an absolute joy to work with. He was incredibly responsive via email and phone, and so professional. He even helped us to line up a wonderful harpist for our ceremony! On the day of our wedding, his set-up went above and beyond my expectations. He had a beautiful booth set up and a large screen which projected pictures that his assistant was taking of people dancing. They loved seeing themselves on the big screen. We also had our monogram up on the wall using a gobo light -- he can do it all. I'll definitely recommend Big Time Entertainment to anyone I know looking for a wedding DJ.
Services Used: DJ
Big Time Entertainment responded with the following comments:

You guys are the best April!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
We got married last Thursday, May 5th, 2011, and Cameron, our DJ at our reception was absolutely FANTASTIC! He has been very helpful ever since my husband and I first met him. He did an AWESOME job! The highlight of that night (besides the awesome Karaoke setup), was when he got up and taught us all how to dance to the "Thriller" by Michael Jackson. I also love the fact that his team were taking photos throughout the event and played them all in a slideshow throughout the night. I highly recommend him! =) Happy Planning! =) <3 Nate & Lene Rex
Services Used: DJ
Big Time Entertainment responded with the following comments:

You guys were so much fun to work with! Thanks for the awesome experience.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.9/5.0
Cameron was AMAZING! I can't thank him enough! He was very responsive to all questions, emails, and phone calls, and not only that, but he added that extra oomph! to my reception! His MC skills, DJ skills and even his humor was greatly appreciated! He didn't just stand behind his little table and play music either, he got the crowd motivated, he came out and danced with us, and when someone was dancing a little silly he made it a GOOD thing so more people wanted to come out and dance! Cameron will always be my #1 recommended choice for DJ/MC needs for any occasion! Thank you, Cameron!
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ, Lighting & Decor, Unique Services
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
3.5/5.0
Big Time was recommended to us by our wedding planner. Our DJ was Brian. The ceremony music was perfect, however we felt he did not do a great job of involving the crowd at our reception. We were promised that the DJ would come out to teach dances and really the crowd dancing and participating. He only left his post twice and really didn't deliver what we wanted as far as entertainment. We found out from our planner that Cameron, the owner who we met with our first meeting, saves himself for weddings where the couples purchase larger packages and spend more money. We felt like we got second rate service because we didn't use them for lighting or rent their TV screens to show photos.
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ

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