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Black Tie Entertainment - DJ, Photo Booth, Uplighting, Video

Syracuse , NY

LOCATION

4683 Setting Sun Terrace
Syracuse, NY US 13215 (map)
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ABOUT US

OUR PHILOSOPHY
We believe music is central to your guests' experience. We try to make the most of your event's every moment without overshadowing what is really important - the... Read more
OUR PHILOSOPHY
We believe music is central to your guests' experience. We try to make the most of your event's every moment without overshadowing what is really important - the purpose of the party - whether it's your wedding day, holiday party, anniversary, or corporate/school event.

We believe each song needs to be the absolute best choice for that particular moment in your party. No filler. Nothing inappropriate.

We believe each event needs to be built, tailored, and managed around YOUR idea of fun and not just what is usually done at similar events.

WHY US?
We come to you with exciting and fresh party ideas, all styles of music, polished DJs/MCs who love what they do, and years of references to underscore our commitment to crafting wonderful events. Our fee always includes your choice of lighting & special effects, a request guarantee, and a complete second sound system for your cocktail hour or ceremony that is held in separate room/outdoors.

Visit our website http://www.btedj.com or give us a call 315-492-7985 to find out how we can make your reception one that guests will be sure to compare all future events to. Read less
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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

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cassidyc
Wedding:
8/31/2014
5.0/5.0
We hired Black Tie for our wedding this weekend and they were amazing. Phil kept the party going and I received nothing but compliments in my choice of dj's. Everyone had a great time and most was due to the music and dancing. Thanks again Bill and Phil for your professionalism and flexibility in our needs for our wedding.
We hired Black Tie for our wedding this weekend and they were amazing. Phil kept the party going and I received nothing Read more...
We hired Black Tie for our wedding this weekend and they were amazing. Phil kept the party going and I received nothing but compliments in my choice of dj's. Everyone had a great time and most was due to the music and dancing. Thanks again Bill and Phil for your professionalism and flexibility in our needs for our wedding. Read less
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Kara
Wedding:
6/21/2014
5.0/5.0
They were so great!

Bill was so helpful answering our questions and very responsive. Bob was our DJ for the wedding and made everything so easy for us. We spoke with him a few times and he very quickly knew the atmosphere we were going for at the reception. He gave us a lot of great suggestions and we felt totally comfortable going into the wedding.

Bob was SO helpful during the ceremony and reception- he helped coordinate with the pianist and the bridal party during the ceremony, and he checked in with us regularly during the reception to make sure everything was going as we had hoped, and helped keep us on track, time-wise! He worked very well with our other vendors to make sure that was flowing smoothly. He did all of this as well as playing great music all night! He knew the right mix of songs and genres to keep everyone happy and on the dance floor and easily mixed in all of our requests.

We were so happy with Black Tie!
They were so great!

Bill was so helpful answering our questions and very responsive. Bob was our DJ for the Read more...
They were so great!

Bill was so helpful answering our questions and very responsive. Bob was our DJ for the wedding and made everything so easy for us. We spoke with him a few times and he very quickly knew the atmosphere we were going for at the reception. He gave us a lot of great suggestions and we felt totally comfortable going into the wedding.

Bob was SO helpful during the ceremony and reception- he helped coordinate with the pianist and the bridal party during the ceremony, and he checked in with us regularly during the reception to make sure everything was going as we had hoped, and helped keep us on track, time-wise! He worked very well with our other vendors to make sure that was flowing smoothly. He did all of this as well as playing great music all night! He knew the right mix of songs and genres to keep everyone happy and on the dance floor and easily mixed in all of our requests.

We were so happy with Black Tie! Read less
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N
Wedding:
6/7/2014
5.0/5.0
Bill and Black Tie Entertainment were fantastic! We has our wedding and reception at Ventosa Vineyards and everything was seamless when it came to the DJ and photobooth services. Bill and the Ventosa staff worked extremely well together and made sure out day was perfect. The photobooth was also a great addition, looking through the digital copies has been hilarious! Thank you Bill!
Bill and Black Tie Entertainment were fantastic! We has our wedding and reception at Ventosa Vineyards and everything was Read more...
Bill and Black Tie Entertainment were fantastic! We has our wedding and reception at Ventosa Vineyards and everything was seamless when it came to the DJ and photobooth services. Bill and the Ventosa staff worked extremely well together and made sure out day was perfect. The photobooth was also a great addition, looking through the digital copies has been hilarious! Thank you Bill! Read less
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Marina
Wedding:
5/30/2014
5.0/5.0
We have nothing but positive things to say about Black Tie Entertainment! They did an absolutely fantastic job and went above and beyond to make our day special. We had several guests comment on how wonderful the DJ was throughout the night and even days following the wedding. Dj's are so much more than just music- so much thought was put into timing of speeches, our first dance- and it really made a huge difference on our big day. It was so nice to have someone who was experienced and I could trust to handle all of these things, our reception went perfectly in big part to Black Tie. We couldn't recommend them enough :)
We have nothing but positive things to say about Black Tie Entertainment! They did an absolutely fantastic job and went Read more...
We have nothing but positive things to say about Black Tie Entertainment! They did an absolutely fantastic job and went above and beyond to make our day special. We had several guests comment on how wonderful the DJ was throughout the night and even days following the wedding. Dj's are so much more than just music- so much thought was put into timing of speeches, our first dance- and it really made a huge difference on our big day. It was so nice to have someone who was experienced and I could trust to handle all of these things, our reception went perfectly in big part to Black Tie. We couldn't recommend them enough :) Read less
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Erin
Wedding:
11/2/2013
5.0/5.0
BTE was perfect from the beginning! I saw them at a bridal show and set up a meeting..bill was very professional and easy to work with my husband and myself had no clue where to begin and he walked us through it offering recommendations along the way which was extremely helpful and appreciated..his set up at the reception looked great..we also had up lighting and spotlights on the cake and dance floor making the room look stunning! We changed things a lot throughout the night and added some things and the DJ went with the flow the dance floor was never empty which I was terrified about! I couldn't have been happier...
BTE was perfect from the beginning! I saw them at a bridal show and set up a meeting..bill was very professional and easy Read more...
BTE was perfect from the beginning! I saw them at a bridal show and set up a meeting..bill was very professional and easy to work with my husband and myself had no clue where to begin and he walked us through it offering recommendations along the way which was extremely helpful and appreciated..his set up at the reception looked great..we also had up lighting and spotlights on the cake and dance floor making the room look stunning! We changed things a lot throughout the night and added some things and the DJ went with the flow the dance floor was never empty which I was terrified about! I couldn't have been happier... Read less
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Kathryn
Wedding:
9/14/2013
5.0/5.0
Black Tie entertainment DJ'd my wedding in Skaneateles, NY last month. These guys are great. They were very thorough prior to the event, making sure they knew exactly how we wanted the night to unfold and making helpful suggestions. Phil was our DJ on the night of the wedding and he did a fantastic job. Prior to the wedding I was very specific in terms of do and do not play songs and he stuck exactly to plan. I highly recommend them.
Black Tie entertainment DJ'd my wedding in Skaneateles, NY last month. These guys are great. They were very thorough prior Read more...
Black Tie entertainment DJ'd my wedding in Skaneateles, NY last month. These guys are great. They were very thorough prior to the event, making sure they knew exactly how we wanted the night to unfold and making helpful suggestions. Phil was our DJ on the night of the wedding and he did a fantastic job. Prior to the wedding I was very specific in terms of do and do not play songs and he stuck exactly to plan. I highly recommend them. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
AMAZING! We were so happy with how all of our wedding turned out but I have to say it all stemmed from how great Black Tie Entertainment was! Their work did not go unnoticed! Everyone enjoyed the DJ which was also the guy I had met and been working with. Bill was a really great listener so when my fiance and I met with him he understood what we were looking for instantly and he delivered right on target. I thought that finding a DJ would be hard and that you would have to put all this extra time and effort into making 'play' and 'do not play' lists for the cocktail hour, dinner music and for the reception but I was completely wrong. Because he listened he knew exactly what kind of music we liked and didn't like and that's what he played. The dance floor was packed all night and we got so many compliments about both the photobooth and the DJ! They did an amazing job and we would recommend them to ANYONE that was looking for a DJ or photobooth. Truly a great value and they can deliver exactly what you envision.
AMAZING! We were so happy with how all of our wedding turned out but I have to say it all stemmed from how great Black Tie Read more...
AMAZING! We were so happy with how all of our wedding turned out but I have to say it all stemmed from how great Black Tie Entertainment was! Their work did not go unnoticed! Everyone enjoyed the DJ which was also the guy I had met and been working with. Bill was a really great listener so when my fiance and I met with him he understood what we were looking for instantly and he delivered right on target. I thought that finding a DJ would be hard and that you would have to put all this extra time and effort into making 'play' and 'do not play' lists for the cocktail hour, dinner music and for the reception but I was completely wrong. Because he listened he knew exactly what kind of music we liked and didn't like and that's what he played. The dance floor was packed all night and we got so many compliments about both the photobooth and the DJ! They did an amazing job and we would recommend them to ANYONE that was looking for a DJ or photobooth. Truly a great value and they can deliver exactly what you envision. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
These guys were great, but make sure to verify who your actual DJ will be. We originally met with Bill and really liked him so we booked them, but then ended up having Mike. He was great too! Only thing was that we wanted our first dance to be split at a certain time which we provides, he forgot to do this. But he did keep a written list of songs in chronological order like I requested!
These guys were great, but make sure to verify who your actual DJ will be. We originally met with Bill and really liked Read more...
These guys were great, but make sure to verify who your actual DJ will be. We originally met with Bill and really liked him so we booked them, but then ended up having Mike. He was great too! Only thing was that we wanted our first dance to be split at a certain time which we provides, he forgot to do this. But he did keep a written list of songs in chronological order like I requested! Read less
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Alicia
Wedding:
8/17/2013
5.0/5.0
Black Tie Entertainment has exceptional services, and I would highly recommend them to anyone! For our wedding, we particularly worked with Bill and Jim. Both gentlemen are very personable, professional, and it is obvious that they take pride in what they do! Bill is very accommodating, and will do anything to meet your individual style/needs! Jim was our actual DJ at the wedding, and we couldn't have been happier! He took the time to meet with us in advance to make sure he knew what types of music we liked, what we didn't like, how to pronounce our bridal party names, and got details on how we would like our night to go. Throughout the night, he ensured that all of our needs were met, knew exactly how to keep the crowd going, and most importantly had fun with it! We also used their uplighting services which we absolutely loved! It helped create even more of an elegant look! Guests are still raving about Black Tie Entertainment! Thank you Bill and Jim for being a part of our special day! Ryan and Alicia O'Rourke
Black Tie Entertainment has exceptional services, and I would highly recommend them to anyone! For our wedding, we Read more...
Black Tie Entertainment has exceptional services, and I would highly recommend them to anyone! For our wedding, we particularly worked with Bill and Jim. Both gentlemen are very personable, professional, and it is obvious that they take pride in what they do! Bill is very accommodating, and will do anything to meet your individual style/needs! Jim was our actual DJ at the wedding, and we couldn't have been happier! He took the time to meet with us in advance to make sure he knew what types of music we liked, what we didn't like, how to pronounce our bridal party names, and got details on how we would like our night to go. Throughout the night, he ensured that all of our needs were met, knew exactly how to keep the crowd going, and most importantly had fun with it! We also used their uplighting services which we absolutely loved! It helped create even more of an elegant look! Guests are still raving about Black Tie Entertainment! Thank you Bill and Jim for being a part of our special day! Ryan and Alicia O'Rourke Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
8/10/2013
5.0/5.0
Bill was so helpful with the planning. The reception music was great ,everyone was on the dance floor. We had up lighting tht changed colors and it was beautiful.
Bill was so helpful with the planning. The reception music was great ,everyone was on the dance floor. We had up lighting Read more...
Bill was so helpful with the planning. The reception music was great ,everyone was on the dance floor. We had up lighting tht changed colors and it was beautiful. Read less
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Black Tie Entertainment - DJ, Photo Booth, Uplighting, Video responded with the following comments:

It was a pleasure to work your event. Thank you so very much for the kind words. -DJ Jason
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Lisa
Wedding:
7/27/2013
5.0/5.0
My sister and I both hired Black Tie Entertainment as our wedding DJ and we loved the service and music on both occasions. We both requested Bill as our DJ and he is truly the best DJ in the area. Not only is he the nicest guy, he has a unique ability to read a crowd to know what music he should play to keep a party going.

Bill was in constant communication with us before the wedding and during the wedding to make sure we were happy and enjoying the music.

Even though we had very different needs and wedding styles, Bill seamlessly catered to our individual musical tastes and the tastes of our guests. We both had many guests comment on how great our DJ was and how great the music was to keep people on the dance floor.

We both wanted our parties to be fun and classy, and we feel that we achieved this with Bill’s help. Thanks Bill!
My sister and I both hired Black Tie Entertainment as our wedding DJ and we loved the service and music on both occasions. Read more...
My sister and I both hired Black Tie Entertainment as our wedding DJ and we loved the service and music on both occasions. We both requested Bill as our DJ and he is truly the best DJ in the area. Not only is he the nicest guy, he has a unique ability to read a crowd to know what music he should play to keep a party going.

Bill was in constant communication with us before the wedding and during the wedding to make sure we were happy and enjoying the music.

Even though we had very different needs and wedding styles, Bill seamlessly catered to our individual musical tastes and the tastes of our guests. We both had many guests comment on how great our DJ was and how great the music was to keep people on the dance floor.

We both wanted our parties to be fun and classy, and we feel that we achieved this with Bill’s help. Thanks Bill! Read less
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Laura
Wedding:
6/29/2013
5.0/5.0
Bill and Phil were great to work with as we planned our wedding. Music was VERY important to my family. We had 2 separate meetings with Phil and Bill to discuss the style of music that we wanted. We had very specific music we wanted played. We had a group that we knew would want to spend the night on the dance floor and music we thought we make sure that this happened. Phil was great about playing all the music we wanted and adding in music that he felt would go with the style we wanted. I spent most of the evening on the dance floor and had an amazing time. Phil was great with requests, checking in with me about requests that went against the parameters we gave him (no Club music :) or anything cheese-y or "bad"). Overall it was everything we wanted! And we are picky, so that is saying a lot!!
Bill and Phil were great to work with as we planned our wedding. Music was VERY important to my family. We had 2 separate Read more...
Bill and Phil were great to work with as we planned our wedding. Music was VERY important to my family. We had 2 separate meetings with Phil and Bill to discuss the style of music that we wanted. We had very specific music we wanted played. We had a group that we knew would want to spend the night on the dance floor and music we thought we make sure that this happened. Phil was great about playing all the music we wanted and adding in music that he felt would go with the style we wanted. I spent most of the evening on the dance floor and had an amazing time. Phil was great with requests, checking in with me about requests that went against the parameters we gave him (no Club music :) or anything cheese-y or "bad"). Overall it was everything we wanted! And we are picky, so that is saying a lot!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Black Tie was awesome! Well before our wedding, Bill was responsive to email messages and through on the phone. They had an intuitive understanding of what people wanted to hear. All ages, 2yrs to 72yrs, were on the dance floor all night. They worked with us to understand what we wanted to hear, and what we didn't want to hear. Bill and Ben helped ensure the night was memorable. We highly recommend Black Tie and would absolutely hire them again.
Black Tie was awesome! Well before our wedding, Bill was responsive to email messages and through on the phone. They had Read more...
Black Tie was awesome! Well before our wedding, Bill was responsive to email messages and through on the phone. They had an intuitive understanding of what people wanted to hear. All ages, 2yrs to 72yrs, were on the dance floor all night. They worked with us to understand what we wanted to hear, and what we didn't want to hear. Bill and Ben helped ensure the night was memorable. We highly recommend Black Tie and would absolutely hire them again. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
10/27/2012
5.0/5.0
We hired Black Tie after hearing them at another wedding. We had Bill DJ our wedding (a different DJ than we'd heard) and he lived up to and beyond our expectations! He spent alot of time with us before the wedding going over the type of music we wanted played (and, just as importantly, what we didn't want!) and stuck to that on the wedding day while also watching the mood of the room. He struck a perfect balance and kept the dance floor full all night. Many of our guests remarked that it was one of the best DJs they'd heard. They also were incredibly responsive to any of our last-minute changes. Bill was wonderful to work with and did a fantastic job!
We hired Black Tie after hearing them at another wedding. We had Bill DJ our wedding (a different DJ than we'd heard) and Read more...
We hired Black Tie after hearing them at another wedding. We had Bill DJ our wedding (a different DJ than we'd heard) and he lived up to and beyond our expectations! He spent alot of time with us before the wedding going over the type of music we wanted played (and, just as importantly, what we didn't want!) and stuck to that on the wedding day while also watching the mood of the room. He struck a perfect balance and kept the dance floor full all night. Many of our guests remarked that it was one of the best DJs they'd heard. They also were incredibly responsive to any of our last-minute changes. Bill was wonderful to work with and did a fantastic job! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Black Tie Entertainment is the BEST! Bill is a wonderful DJ! He successfully combined all of our musical selections, which included Afro Pop and Calypso. His timing was wonderful and he helped keep our Wedding running smoothly. We also hired Black Tie for our up-lighting and it was beautiful! The lights added warmth and color to our room! Bill was professional and courteous and we’d definitely hire him again in the future! So, if you’re looking for an awesome DJ please do not hesitate to call Black Tie Entertainment, because you only get one chance to get it right!
Black Tie Entertainment is the BEST! Bill is a wonderful DJ! He successfully combined all of our musical selections, which Read more...
Black Tie Entertainment is the BEST! Bill is a wonderful DJ! He successfully combined all of our musical selections, which included Afro Pop and Calypso. His timing was wonderful and he helped keep our Wedding running smoothly. We also hired Black Tie for our up-lighting and it was beautiful! The lights added warmth and color to our room! Bill was professional and courteous and we’d definitely hire him again in the future! So, if you’re looking for an awesome DJ please do not hesitate to call Black Tie Entertainment, because you only get one chance to get it right! Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
9/15/2012
5.0/5.0
We had a great experience with Bill and Black Tie Entertainment. The music was awesome, and almost everyone danced all night. Bill also was a huge help in organizing our reception timeline and making sure everything ran smoothly. We sent Bill a special request at the last minute that he was able to accommodate seamlessly. We would recommend Bill to anyone having a wedding in the area!
We had a great experience with Bill and Black Tie Entertainment. The music was awesome, and almost everyone danced all Read more...
We had a great experience with Bill and Black Tie Entertainment. The music was awesome, and almost everyone danced all night. Bill also was a huge help in organizing our reception timeline and making sure everything ran smoothly. We sent Bill a special request at the last minute that he was able to accommodate seamlessly. We would recommend Bill to anyone having a wedding in the area! Read less
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Tara
Wedding:
8/25/2012
5.0/5.0
Black tie entertainment did a fabulous job at my wedding and leading up to my weddding! I was very pleased with everything overall. They are very professional and resonsive to any questions, concerns, and/or requests I had during my planning. Our wedding day was great! Music was fantastic. They played a mixture of music and had all ages dancing at our wedding. We also went with their uplighting at our reception and that also came out great, especially when it become dark outside(had an outside wedding). I would definitely work with Black tie entertainment in the future and will for sure recommend them to others.
Black tie entertainment did a fabulous job at my wedding and leading up to my weddding! I was very pleased with everything Read more...
Black tie entertainment did a fabulous job at my wedding and leading up to my weddding! I was very pleased with everything overall. They are very professional and resonsive to any questions, concerns, and/or requests I had during my planning. Our wedding day was great! Music was fantastic. They played a mixture of music and had all ages dancing at our wedding. We also went with their uplighting at our reception and that also came out great, especially when it become dark outside(had an outside wedding). I would definitely work with Black tie entertainment in the future and will for sure recommend them to others. Read less
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hillary
Wedding:
8/25/2012
5.0/5.0
We just wanted to send our acclaim to you all, especially Tim our fabulous DJ. Everything was right on point the whole evening and you took our changes in stride, including the surprise toast, the PA for dad's song, the last minute song lineup for Grandma (NY NY) and the borrowing of the mic for the groom to sing (every time). It all went so smoothly and we both received a ton of compliments about you and the songs you played. Thank you so much for making our wedding reception worry free, it's exactly what we needed.
We just wanted to send our acclaim to you all, especially Tim our fabulous DJ. Everything was right on point the whole Read more...
We just wanted to send our acclaim to you all, especially Tim our fabulous DJ. Everything was right on point the whole evening and you took our changes in stride, including the surprise toast, the PA for dad's song, the last minute song lineup for Grandma (NY NY) and the borrowing of the mic for the groom to sing (every time). It all went so smoothly and we both received a ton of compliments about you and the songs you played. Thank you so much for making our wedding reception worry free, it's exactly what we needed. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
My husband has very particular tastes in music, so he was nervous about hiring a DJ that might just blast top 40 songs and not be receptive to the music that he and our friends prefer. But both of us were completely won over by Bill and Ryan at Black Tie. Bill (who manages the business side) was amazing to work with - he really put us at ease and was able to describe the art behind reading a room full of people and responding to the music that gets people up and dancing. Bill suggested that we go with Ryan to DJ our event, and it was an excellent idea. Ryan was really familiar with all of the music my husband loves (from 80s pop-synth to indie rock to 90s Eurotrash) and he expressed a real delight in getting to play this music. Even better, he had the expertise to weave our musical preferences in with more familiar tunes that everyone would enjoy. In particular, we appreciated how flexible and responsive he was to both our needs (as they changed minute-to-minute on the night of) and the bigger goal of facilitating a really lively cocktail hour, chill dinner and rocking reception. Lots of friends and family were raving about his musical selections, understated presence and sense of humor.
My husband has very particular tastes in music, so he was nervous about hiring a DJ that might just blast top 40 songs and Read more...
My husband has very particular tastes in music, so he was nervous about hiring a DJ that might just blast top 40 songs and not be receptive to the music that he and our friends prefer. But both of us were completely won over by Bill and Ryan at Black Tie. Bill (who manages the business side) was amazing to work with - he really put us at ease and was able to describe the art behind reading a room full of people and responding to the music that gets people up and dancing. Bill suggested that we go with Ryan to DJ our event, and it was an excellent idea. Ryan was really familiar with all of the music my husband loves (from 80s pop-synth to indie rock to 90s Eurotrash) and he expressed a real delight in getting to play this music. Even better, he had the expertise to weave our musical preferences in with more familiar tunes that everyone would enjoy. In particular, we appreciated how flexible and responsive he was to both our needs (as they changed minute-to-minute on the night of) and the bigger goal of facilitating a really lively cocktail hour, chill dinner and rocking reception. Lots of friends and family were raving about his musical selections, understated presence and sense of humor. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
I would like to say thank you to BTE for a wonderful reception. Mike was our DJ at the Beeches in Rome on 8/11/12. Everyone has absoutley raved about the reception and the DJ, Stephanie and I thought Mike was great. I'd like to relay a message I've heard from several of our guests: "he's the best DJ." We would recommend BTE to anyone and I'm sure you might receive some more business from some of our reception guests.  Again, thank you. Everyone had a great time. The dollar game and anniversary dance were a big hit too.
I would like tosay thank you to BTE for a wonderful reception.Mike was our DJ at the Beeches in Rome on 8/11/12. Everyone Read more...
I would like to say thank you to BTE for a wonderful reception. Mike was our DJ at the Beeches in Rome on 8/11/12. Everyone has absoutley raved about the reception and the DJ, Stephanie and I thought Mike was great. I'd like to relay a message I've heard from several of our guests: "he's the best DJ." We would recommend BTE to anyone and I'm sure you might receive some more business from some of our reception guests.  Again, thank you. Everyone had a great time. The dollar game and anniversary dance were a big hit too. Read less
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Judith
Wedding:
7/28/2012
5.0/5.0
We hired Black Tie Entertainment for their photo booth services. They turned out amazing! I wish we had more time to use the photo booth ourselves! I loved the pictures and they provided a CD after the reception so that we had all of the pictures in case guests took them home. It was perfect! I would definitely recommend them.
We hired Black Tie Entertainment for their photo booth services. They turned out amazing! I wish we had more time to use Read more...
We hired Black Tie Entertainment for their photo booth services. They turned out amazing! I wish we had more time to use the photo booth ourselves! I loved the pictures and they provided a CD after the reception so that we had all of the pictures in case guests took them home. It was perfect! I would definitely recommend them. Read less
Services Used: Rentals & Photobooths
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The New Renee J
Wedding:
6/16/2012
5.0/5.0
TOP NOTCH!!! Bill and his team were nothing short of AMAZING! Our uplighting looked fantastic and captured exactly what we were looking for. I dont think our dance floor was empty once - he read the crowd and played accordingly - it was great. He was very attentive throughout the entire reception and was open to any suggestions we had during the planning process.

I cant sing enough praises for BTE! I recommend them for any of your event planning needs!!

Thanks again for a fabulous evening!
TOP NOTCH!!! Bill and his team were nothing short of AMAZING! Our uplighting looked fantastic and captured exactly what we Read more...
TOP NOTCH!!! Bill and his team were nothing short of AMAZING! Our uplighting looked fantastic and captured exactly what we were looking for. I dont think our dance floor was empty once - he read the crowd and played accordingly - it was great. He was very attentive throughout the entire reception and was open to any suggestions we had during the planning process.

I cant sing enough praises for BTE! I recommend them for any of your event planning needs!!

Thanks again for a fabulous evening! Read less
Services Used: DJ, Lighting & Decor
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AlissaS
Wedding:
12/31/2011
5.0/5.0
My fiance and I got married on New Years Eve and Bill was the DJ at the reception. He was fabulous!! He sat down with us before the wedding and went over all the options and got a feeling for what we wanted...and what we did not! He worked with us and accomodated our special music requests. He was very prompt in getting back to us and a true pleasure to work with. The night of our wedding he kept everyone on the dance floor ALL night. We also rented the photo booth which was a huge hit!! A week later people are still talking about it and the pics they got to take home! I would recommend Black Tie Entertainment to anyone! And also the photo booth!!
My fiance and I got married on New Years Eve and Bill was the DJ at the reception. He was fabulous!! He sat down with us Read more...
My fiance and I got married on New Years Eve and Bill was the DJ at the reception. He was fabulous!! He sat down with us before the wedding and went over all the options and got a feeling for what we wanted...and what we did not! He worked with us and accomodated our special music requests. He was very prompt in getting back to us and a true pleasure to work with. The night of our wedding he kept everyone on the dance floor ALL night. We also rented the photo booth which was a huge hit!! A week later people are still talking about it and the pics they got to take home! I would recommend Black Tie Entertainment to anyone! And also the photo booth!! Read less
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Ban
Wedding:
11/11/2011
5.0/5.0
Excellent service , very professional , very friendly and was able to get all the songs I wanted even the arabic songs that i wanted they were able to download them from youtube for us .
Great to work with . Highly recomended ;-)))
I would get them again for my events. Very reasonable and affordable prices.
Excellent service , very professional , very friendly and was able to get all the songs I wanted even the arabic songs Read more...
Excellent service , very professional , very friendly and was able to get all the songs I wanted even the arabic songs that i wanted they were able to download them from youtube for us .
Great to work with . Highly recomended ;-)))
I would get them again for my events. Very reasonable and affordable prices. Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
My husband is very particular about his tastes in music and found Black Tie Entertainment great to work with. They let us come up with our own play list of music from our ceremony to our cocktail time to our dinner reception and to our dance music. They sat down with my husband, reviewed his list, made helpful suggestions and accommodated our tastes.
They were good about communicating with us through out the whole process. They have a very extensive music selection. For the rare song we needed that they didn't have they were easy to work with about getting the music to them for our ceremony.
The best part was that they worked with you in terms of your style. My husband and I are not big on wedding games and some other traditional elements and they made sure to do everything to make sure to stick to our wants while keeping their fun, playful style.
My husband is very particular about his tastes in music and found Black Tie Entertainment great to work with. They let us Read more...
My husband is very particular about his tastes in music and found Black Tie Entertainment great to work with. They let us come up with our own play list of music from our ceremony to our cocktail time to our dinner reception and to our dance music. They sat down with my husband, reviewed his list, made helpful suggestions and accommodated our tastes.
They were good about communicating with us through out the whole process. They have a very extensive music selection. For the rare song we needed that they didn't have they were easy to work with about getting the music to them for our ceremony.
The best part was that they worked with you in terms of your style. My husband and I are not big on wedding games and some other traditional elements and they made sure to do everything to make sure to stick to our wants while keeping their fun, playful style. Read less
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dac30
Wedding:
9/3/2011
5.0/5.0
Our wedding reception was outstanding due to, in great part, Bill and Black Tie. Our dance room looked great with the uplighting. The lighting effects made the room look awesome. We were very appreciative of Black Tie in taking the to set them up. The monogram was perfect and really classed up the room as well.

Now for the photo booth...just about every single person at the wedding was absolutely amazed at the fact we had a photo booth. It was the biggest hit of the night behind the food and drinks of course. We had a blast with it.
We will be sure to recommend your company to other couples looking for a professional and accommodating company in your line of business. Thank you again Bill!
Our wedding reception was outstanding due to, in great part, Bill and Black Tie. Our dance room looked great with the Read more...
Our wedding reception was outstanding due to, in great part, Bill and Black Tie. Our dance room looked great with the uplighting. The lighting effects made the room look awesome. We were very appreciative of Black Tie in taking the to set them up. The monogram was perfect and really classed up the room as well.

Now for the photo booth...just about every single person at the wedding was absolutely amazed at the fact we had a photo booth. It was the biggest hit of the night behind the food and drinks of course. We had a blast with it.
We will be sure to recommend your company to other couples looking for a professional and accommodating company in your line of business. Thank you again Bill! Read less
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kari
Wedding:
8/12/2011
5.0/5.0
Bill was wonderful to work with and a great addition to our wedding. We had the photo booth which was a HUGE hit- I think it is a MUST!! The uplighting was also beautiful.....We were extremely impressed with his professionalism and how he honored all of our requests.

GREAT DJ- CHOOSE BLACK TIE!!
Bill was wonderful to work with and a great addition to our wedding. We had the photo booth which was a HUGE hit- I think Read more...
Bill was wonderful to work with and a great addition to our wedding. We had the photo booth which was a HUGE hit- I think it is a MUST!! The uplighting was also beautiful.....We were extremely impressed with his professionalism and how he honored all of our requests.

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jcimilluca
Wedding:
7/30/2011
5.0/5.0
Black Tie Entertainment was ery flexible and easy to work with.
Black Tie Entertainment was ery flexible and easy to work with.
Black Tie Entertainment was ery flexible and easy to work with. Read less
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Katie & Shawn
Wedding:
7/23/2011
5.0/5.0
I can not rave more about Black Tie Entertainment and Bill! Bill was very prompt and knowledgeable from the beginning. We chose Black Tie specifically because Bill was outgoing and personable. We also got up-lighting and a monogram through them. The monogram and lighting made my wedding. It was GORGEOUS! Bill provided the music for the ceremony as well and it was perfect. Going on to the reception he was amazing, I told him what I wanted and he defiantly delivered. Very sweet and professional person, he genuinely cares about his clients, I would recommend this company to anyone! If there is one thing you should spend money on it’s your DJ and Black Tie is worth every penny. Thanks again Bill!!
I can not rave more about Black Tie Entertainment and Bill! Bill was very prompt and knowledgeable from the beginning. We Read more...
I can not rave more about Black Tie Entertainment and Bill! Bill was very prompt and knowledgeable from the beginning. We chose Black Tie specifically because Bill was outgoing and personable. We also got up-lighting and a monogram through them. The monogram and lighting made my wedding. It was GORGEOUS! Bill provided the music for the ceremony as well and it was perfect. Going on to the reception he was amazing, I told him what I wanted and he defiantly delivered. Very sweet and professional person, he genuinely cares about his clients, I would recommend this company to anyone! If there is one thing you should spend money on it’s your DJ and Black Tie is worth every penny. Thanks again Bill!! Read less
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amwVolk
Wedding:
7/16/2011
5.0/5.0
THE BEST. Bill is a total sweetheart. We knew certain things we wanted when we were first meeting with Bill that are a little "untraditional" in upstate NY. Bill got what we were saying immediately. When we got closer to the wedding, we had some different ideas for the introductions and a slideshow. What's great about Bill is he listens to your idea, then tells you he can do it, tells you from his own experience what might need to be adjusted (you won't realize it because you just think you have a fab idea) and then makes it all work seamlessly. The party was going all night long, we heard all the songs we wanted to hear and there were no lulls; something we were desperate to avoid. They are totally fab and I'd highly recommend!
THE BEST. Bill is a total sweetheart. We knew certain things we wanted when we were first meeting with Bill that are a Read more...
THE BEST. Bill is a total sweetheart. We knew certain things we wanted when we were first meeting with Bill that are a little "untraditional" in upstate NY. Bill got what we were saying immediately. When we got closer to the wedding, we had some different ideas for the introductions and a slideshow. What's great about Bill is he listens to your idea, then tells you he can do it, tells you from his own experience what might need to be adjusted (you won't realize it because you just think you have a fab idea) and then makes it all work seamlessly. The party was going all night long, we heard all the songs we wanted to hear and there were no lulls; something we were desperate to avoid. They are totally fab and I'd highly recommend! Read less
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cldtaylor
Wedding:
7/9/2011
5.0/5.0
Jim was our DJ with Black Tie Entertainment and he was outstanding! I had a specific list of music for our wedding reception and he accommodated to a tee, along with a few requests here and there. By the end of the night the dance floor was packed! I had guests complimenting our choice of DJ the entire night and our other vendors were inquiring the following week.
I highly recommend!
Jim was our DJ with Black Tie Entertainment and he was outstanding! I had a specific list of music for our wedding Read more...
Jim was our DJ with Black Tie Entertainment and he was outstanding! I had a specific list of music for our wedding reception and he accommodated to a tee, along with a few requests here and there. By the end of the night the dance floor was packed! I had guests complimenting our choice of DJ the entire night and our other vendors were inquiring the following week.
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Lauren
Wedding:
7/2/2011
5.0/5.0
Bill with Black Tie Entertainment was the DJ at our July 2011 wedding. He was awesome! He kept the party going all night - we even extended the reception an extra hour. Bill met with us twice before the wedding to make sure he knew exactly what we wanted. He gives you the opportunity to pick out songs that you want, as well as songs you definitely do not want.

Bill is very professional, and a great guy to work with. He checked in with us a couple of times during the reception to make sure we were happy with how things were going. I highly recommend booking Bill with Black Tie Entertainment as the DJ for your wedding.

Thank you Bill!
Bill with Black Tie Entertainment was the DJ at our July 2011 wedding. He was awesome! He kept the party going all night - Read more...
Bill with Black Tie Entertainment was the DJ at our July 2011 wedding. He was awesome! He kept the party going all night - we even extended the reception an extra hour. Bill met with us twice before the wedding to make sure he knew exactly what we wanted. He gives you the opportunity to pick out songs that you want, as well as songs you definitely do not want.

Bill is very professional, and a great guy to work with. He checked in with us a couple of times during the reception to make sure we were happy with how things were going. I highly recommend booking Bill with Black Tie Entertainment as the DJ for your wedding.

Thank you Bill! Read less
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Julie
Wedding:
6/25/2011
5.0/5.0
I know that this is now October 2012 and my sons and daughter in laws wedding was in June of 2011, but you really need to know that just two weeks ago I had someone come up to me and relive the terrific time they had at that wedding almost 1 1/2 years ago. We were talking about the DJ, Carl from Black Tie Entertainment. They were so much fun and so very professional. Everyone, young and old were on their feet dancing... we even asked him to say longer!!! What a blast!!!!! You won't go wrong to choose this company!!!
Julie Venditti
I know that this is now October 2012 and my sons and daughter in laws wedding was in June of 2011, but you really need to Read more...
I know that this is now October 2012 and my sons and daughter in laws wedding was in June of 2011, but you really need to know that just two weeks ago I had someone come up to me and relive the terrific time they had at that wedding almost 1 1/2 years ago. We were talking about the DJ, Carl from Black Tie Entertainment. They were so much fun and so very professional. Everyone, young and old were on their feet dancing... we even asked him to say longer!!! What a blast!!!!! You won't go wrong to choose this company!!!
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Teizah3
Wedding:
6/4/2011
5.0/5.0
Bill,

What can I say you are amazing!!

Jill and I could not be happier with our day!
You are highly recommended my friend. You were awesome!

See you at the Baracco/Shirtz wedding soon in August!

Mark and Jill
Bill,

What can I say you are amazing!!

Jill and I could not be happier with our day!
You are Read more...
Bill,

What can I say you are amazing!!

Jill and I could not be happier with our day!
You are highly recommended my friend. You were awesome!

See you at the Baracco/Shirtz wedding soon in August!

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samann04
Wedding:
9/4/2010
5.0/5.0
These guys were awesome. They met with us whenever we needed to meet with them. They were super down to earth. They did a great job with music at our ceremony and reception. We left a lot of the music up to them, and they did a perfect job with it! I would reccommend these guys!
These guys were awesome. They met with us whenever we needed to meet with them. They were super down to earth. They did a Read more...
These guys were awesome. They met with us whenever we needed to meet with them. They were super down to earth. They did a great job with music at our ceremony and reception. We left a lot of the music up to them, and they did a perfect job with it! I would reccommend these guys! Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Kalei and Mehmet
Wedding:
8/20/2010
5.0/5.0
Bill and Mike were great to work with. Mike was our DJ for the night and he was very enthusiastic, fun, and "got the party started," even after working the entire day before doing our wedding. Black Tie responded to any of my emails and concerns and were very helpful in organizing the bridal party and order of things. We incorporated Turkish music throughout our reception and Mike was very flexible and more than willing to step out of his comfort zone, listen to our wants and concerns, and make our day exactly what we had hoped for and more. They were very reasonably priced, especially for how much they are responsible for. Our guests all really enjoyed Mike and the music, almost as much as we did!
Bill and Mike were great to work with. Mike was our DJ for the night and he was very enthusiastic, fun, and "got the party Read more...
Bill and Mike were great to work with. Mike was our DJ for the night and he was very enthusiastic, fun, and "got the party started," even after working the entire day before doing our wedding. Black Tie responded to any of my emails and concerns and were very helpful in organizing the bridal party and order of things. We incorporated Turkish music throughout our reception and Mike was very flexible and more than willing to step out of his comfort zone, listen to our wants and concerns, and make our day exactly what we had hoped for and more. They were very reasonably priced, especially for how much they are responsible for. Our guests all really enjoyed Mike and the music, almost as much as we did! Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Jessica
Wedding:
8/6/2010
5.0/5.0
Our guests spent most of the night on the dance floor thanks to Steve. He had guests of all ages dancing, including our grandparents (which was a shock to my family!!). And the best part was that we only had to give him a few guidelines and he picked music that made everyone happy. He was able to get everyone up and moving without be loud and obnoxious and we had many compliments about BTE from our guests. They were wonderful to work with and exceeded our expectations.
Our guests spent most of the night on the dance floor thanks to Steve. He had guests of all ages dancing, including our Read more...
Our guests spent most of the night on the dance floor thanks to Steve. He had guests of all ages dancing, including our grandparents (which was a shock to my family!!). And the best part was that we only had to give him a few guidelines and he picked music that made everyone happy. He was able to get everyone up and moving without be loud and obnoxious and we had many compliments about BTE from our guests. They were wonderful to work with and exceeded our expectations. Read less
Services Used: DJ
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jlo1024
Wedding:
7/16/2010
5.0/5.0
I cannot rave enough about Bill from Black Tie Entertainment! He was a joy to work with from start to finish. He kept the dance floor packed with people who did not stop moving. Without hesitation, Bill is the man that you want to do your wedding!
I cannot rave enough about Bill from Black Tie Entertainment! He was a joy to work with from start to finish. He kept the Read more...
I cannot rave enough about Bill from Black Tie Entertainment! He was a joy to work with from start to finish. He kept the dance floor packed with people who did not stop moving. Without hesitation, Bill is the man that you want to do your wedding! Read less
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Leah2b
Wedding:
7/11/2010
5.0/5.0
Black Tie Entertainment (BTE) was fantastic. We recently got married at the Turning Casino and Resort and hired BTE as our DJ for both our ceremony (on the great lawn of the resort) and reception.

Leading up to the wedding, BTE was very responsive. We had certain songs we wanted played at certain times and they worked with us before the wedding and had several excellent suggestions to improve on what we wanted.

The music for our ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception was great. The timing for the ceremony songs was perfect and there was a perfect mix of dancing and dinner music at the reception. The few announcements and introductions that we had discussed were done very professionally.

BTE also coordinated with the reception staff at the Turning Stone to make sure everything went smoothly -- the timing of the toasts, the cake cutting, etc.

We, especially my now husband, is very into music and did not want the typical cookie cutter songs played. He was extremely pleased with the results and we got a lot of positive feedback from our guests about the music.

Black Tie Entertainment made our wedding day all we hoped for and we highly recommend them.
Black Tie Entertainment (BTE) was fantastic. We recently got married at the Turning Casino and Resort and hired BTE as our Read more...
Black Tie Entertainment (BTE) was fantastic. We recently got married at the Turning Casino and Resort and hired BTE as our DJ for both our ceremony (on the great lawn of the resort) and reception.

Leading up to the wedding, BTE was very responsive. We had certain songs we wanted played at certain times and they worked with us before the wedding and had several excellent suggestions to improve on what we wanted.

The music for our ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception was great. The timing for the ceremony songs was perfect and there was a perfect mix of dancing and dinner music at the reception. The few announcements and introductions that we had discussed were done very professionally.

BTE also coordinated with the reception staff at the Turning Stone to make sure everything went smoothly -- the timing of the toasts, the cake cutting, etc.

We, especially my now husband, is very into music and did not want the typical cookie cutter songs played. He was extremely pleased with the results and we got a lot of positive feedback from our guests about the music.

Black Tie Entertainment made our wedding day all we hoped for and we highly recommend them. Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Melanie
Wedding:
7/11/2010
5.0/5.0
Black Tie Entertainment knows how to throw a real party! Everyone was having a blast at our wedding - dance floor was packed the entire night. We gave them pretty free rein by just giving them a few genres we liked and to go with the mood of the night. People are still raving about how much fun they had and how great our DJ Mike was!
Black Tie Entertainment knows how to throw a real party! Everyone was having a blast at our wedding - dance floor was Read more...
Black Tie Entertainment knows how to throw a real party! Everyone was having a blast at our wedding - dance floor was packed the entire night. We gave them pretty free rein by just giving them a few genres we liked and to go with the mood of the night. People are still raving about how much fun they had and how great our DJ Mike was! Read less
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junebug
Wedding:
4/17/2010
5.0/5.0
My husband & I just got married last weekend, and already multiple people have commented on how great our music was. And not just the dancing music, although it was fantastic, I have received compliments on the dinner music selections as well. Bill was so professional; he spoke with my husband & I a few times during the reception which was perfect. He did not question us endlessly, nor did he keep us out of the loop. He knew what to do about everything and I felt confident hiring him that all would be well. I was not disappointed!

The whole evening flowed perfectly, from speeches to the blessing to a mike out on the floor while we sang along, and I had no worries about anything related to the transition from dinner to dancing or the music itself. Thanks so much BTE!
My husband & I just got married last weekend, and already multiple people have commented on how great our music was. And Read more...
My husband & I just got married last weekend, and already multiple people have commented on how great our music was. And not just the dancing music, although it was fantastic, I have received compliments on the dinner music selections as well. Bill was so professional; he spoke with my husband & I a few times during the reception which was perfect. He did not question us endlessly, nor did he keep us out of the loop. He knew what to do about everything and I felt confident hiring him that all would be well. I was not disappointed!

The whole evening flowed perfectly, from speeches to the blessing to a mike out on the floor while we sang along, and I had no worries about anything related to the transition from dinner to dancing or the music itself. Thanks so much BTE! Read less
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Nathan
Wedding:
4/3/2010
5.0/5.0
Our DJ was great and very personable. He asked us what we wanted and allowed us plenty of opportunity to change things as the night went on. He followed all of our instructions and did an awesome job!
Our DJ was great and very personable. He asked us what we wanted and allowed us plenty of opportunity to change things as Read more...
Our DJ was great and very personable. He asked us what we wanted and allowed us plenty of opportunity to change things as the night went on. He followed all of our instructions and did an awesome job! Read less
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gorhameg
Wedding:
4/3/2010
5.0/5.0
They were wonderful.
They were wonderful.
They were wonderful. Read less
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Brendan
Wedding:
11/21/2009
5.0/5.0
My wife and I recently used Black Tie Entertainment for our wedding, and to say we were thrilled would be an understatement!!! We looked into several DJ's and Black Tie Entertainment was far and away the best choice. Bill is very professional and easy to work with, and when you're planning a wedding that is very important. He has an uncanny ability to understand your vision and then to IMPROVE on it! The reception was a full six hours and the dance floor was packed for all but the dinner hour! Bill kept the music and the party jumping until they turned the lights on at midnight. My 88 year old Grandmother even stayed until the end of the night! We couldn't believe how many people told us that they hadn't danced like they did that night in years!
My wife and I would like to thank Bill and Black Tie Entertainment for helping to make our night the best and most memorable of our lives. We would highly recommend Black Tie Entertainment for any occasion! Thanks so much Bill!
My wife and I recently used Black Tie Entertainment for our wedding, and to say we were thrilled would be an Read more...
My wife and I recently used Black Tie Entertainment for our wedding, and to say we were thrilled would be an understatement!!! We looked into several DJ's and Black Tie Entertainment was far and away the best choice. Bill is very professional and easy to work with, and when you're planning a wedding that is very important. He has an uncanny ability to understand your vision and then to IMPROVE on it! The reception was a full six hours and the dance floor was packed for all but the dinner hour! Bill kept the music and the party jumping until they turned the lights on at midnight. My 88 year old Grandmother even stayed until the end of the night! We couldn't believe how many people told us that they hadn't danced like they did that night in years!
My wife and I would like to thank Bill and Black Tie Entertainment for helping to make our night the best and most memorable of our lives. We would highly recommend Black Tie Entertainment for any occasion! Thanks so much Bill! Read less
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Alison
Wedding:
11/7/2009
5.0/5.0
Black Tie Entertainment surpassed my expectations! They were attentive all night, played wonderful music and really kept the whole evening moving seemlessly. Bill Dj'd our wedding and he did an amazing job!! The music flowed perfectly from the minute the ceremony started, to the last song of the night! I would highly recommend working with Black Tie Entertainment, they will not dissapoint!!
Black Tie Entertainment surpassed my expectations! They were attentive all night, played wonderful music and really kept Read more...
Black Tie Entertainment surpassed my expectations! They were attentive all night, played wonderful music and really kept the whole evening moving seemlessly. Bill Dj'd our wedding and he did an amazing job!! The music flowed perfectly from the minute the ceremony started, to the last song of the night! I would highly recommend working with Black Tie Entertainment, they will not dissapoint!! Read less
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Anitra
Wedding:
10/31/2009
5.0/5.0
We were married two weeks ago and Bill was our DJ. In our opinion, the DJ was the most critical part of the reception and we knew that the DJ could make or break our event. Needless to say, we definitely did our homework on DJ services in Central New York. The very first thing we said to Bill was that we wanted a party...and a party is what we had! From start to finish Bill was an absolute pleasure to work with. Prior to the wedding, most of our communications were via e-mail. We had just one in-person meeting. Bill listened to us very well and accommodated every single request we had.
Our reception took place in three different rooms. We thought that this would present a challenge as far as sound was concerned; Bill took it upon himself to set up an additional sound system so the sound could be heard throughout. We gave him very general guidelines as to the type of music we wanted played during certain portions of the evening. He did a great job with the song selections and is a master at reading a crowd. He also played the music at our ceremony and his timing was perfect. We are most thankful to Bill for the way he "led" the night. He kept the party going and made sure that all of the important events and announcements took place as we discussed. He took care of the things that we had no time to even think about during the evening. We are thrilled with Black Tie Entertainment and with Bill.
We were married two weeks ago and Bill was our DJ. In our opinion, the DJ was the most critical part of the reception and Read more...
We were married two weeks ago and Bill was our DJ. In our opinion, the DJ was the most critical part of the reception and we knew that the DJ could make or break our event. Needless to say, we definitely did our homework on DJ services in Central New York. The very first thing we said to Bill was that we wanted a party...and a party is what we had! From start to finish Bill was an absolute pleasure to work with. Prior to the wedding, most of our communications were via e-mail. We had just one in-person meeting. Bill listened to us very well and accommodated every single request we had.
Our reception took place in three different rooms. We thought that this would present a challenge as far as sound was concerned; Bill took it upon himself to set up an additional sound system so the sound could be heard throughout. We gave him very general guidelines as to the type of music we wanted played during certain portions of the evening. He did a great job with the song selections and is a master at reading a crowd. He also played the music at our ceremony and his timing was perfect. We are most thankful to Bill for the way he "led" the night. He kept the party going and made sure that all of the important events and announcements took place as we discussed. He took care of the things that we had no time to even think about during the evening. We are thrilled with Black Tie Entertainment and with Bill. Read less
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Blynne8435
Wedding:
10/3/2009
5.0/5.0
Black Tie Entertainment just did our wedding on Oct 3, 2009. Being a military couple stationed overseas, we were worried that having only two meetings might make it hard for the DJ and us. It was the opposite-Bill made us feel right at ease the minute we met him, and did a great job keeping in touch with us throughout the planning, from the minute we expressed interest, Black Tie was very professional and really made us feel special.

Phil was our DJ, and made our night the perfect night to remember! He had great song choices, played requests, and kept everyone on the dance floor all night long! They even accommodated us by letting my bridesmaid sing the first song. Thank you Black Tie for a great evening-both Bill and Phil were great guys, both nice and professional!
Black Tie Entertainment just did our wedding on Oct 3, 2009. Being a military couple stationed overseas, we were worried Read more...
Black Tie Entertainment just did our wedding on Oct 3, 2009. Being a military couple stationed overseas, we were worried that having only two meetings might make it hard for the DJ and us. It was the opposite-Bill made us feel right at ease the minute we met him, and did a great job keeping in touch with us throughout the planning, from the minute we expressed interest, Black Tie was very professional and really made us feel special.

Phil was our DJ, and made our night the perfect night to remember! He had great song choices, played requests, and kept everyone on the dance floor all night long! They even accommodated us by letting my bridesmaid sing the first song. Thank you Black Tie for a great evening-both Bill and Phil were great guys, both nice and professional! Read less
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KCH
Wedding:
10/2/2009
5.0/5.0
I cannot possibly express just how wonderful Bill was for our wedding. From the first meeting where we explained our vision, to follow up e-mails and phone calls, to the amazing reception - Bill showed that he has perfected excellence and has exemplary customer service skills.He kept the dance floor packed, consistently had a smile on his face, all while maintaing tact, courtesy and professionalism.

Perhaps, what says it best, is that my brother and his fiance immediately booked Black Tie Entertainment after my wedding reception. Bill was simply that good.

I would highly recommend Bill and Black Tie Entertainment to anyone.
I cannot possibly express just how wonderful Bill was for our wedding. From the first meeting where we explained our Read more...
I cannot possibly express just how wonderful Bill was for our wedding. From the first meeting where we explained our vision, to follow up e-mails and phone calls, to the amazing reception - Bill showed that he has perfected excellence and has exemplary customer service skills.He kept the dance floor packed, consistently had a smile on his face, all while maintaing tact, courtesy and professionalism.

Perhaps, what says it best, is that my brother and his fiance immediately booked Black Tie Entertainment after my wedding reception. Bill was simply that good.

I would highly recommend Bill and Black Tie Entertainment to anyone. Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Christou
Wedding:
9/27/2009
5.0/5.0
We recently used Black Tie Entertainment DJ's and Bill himself did our reception. He was beyond what we had expected and exceeded our expectations. He was wonderful at keeping us happy and our guests ad even went and got a few drinks for our wedding party at one point. He was wonderful and we can not say enough about how much he made our day. Our monogram was beautiful and well worth every penny. We would 100% reccomend Bill and his team for any function he was wonderful and we could never say enough as to how grateful we are to have had a great DJ.
We recently used Black Tie Entertainment DJ's and Bill himself did our reception. He was beyond what we had expected and Read more...
We recently used Black Tie Entertainment DJ's and Bill himself did our reception. He was beyond what we had expected and exceeded our expectations. He was wonderful at keeping us happy and our guests ad even went and got a few drinks for our wedding party at one point. He was wonderful and we can not say enough about how much he made our day. Our monogram was beautiful and well worth every penny. We would 100% reccomend Bill and his team for any function he was wonderful and we could never say enough as to how grateful we are to have had a great DJ. Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Lauren
Wedding:
9/12/2009
5.0/5.0
Bill and Chris from Black Tie Entertainment were simply amazing. When they first meet with us, they set both of us at ease and gave us confidence in their abilities. After meeting with them in person and discussing the options over the phone, Black Tie Entertainment helped craft a music ensemble that matched perfectly with what we were looking for. We knew that the music and timing of the DJ would be critical to how the entire reception went. We couldn't have asked for a better team. Their style was classy and responsive to the crowd.

Bill and Chris paid attention to all of the details making sure the music and ambiance was exaclty to our tastes. They made sure all the instruments, speakers, microphones worked with our timeline for the night. At one point we had four DJs from the company at our reception to make sure that the party went well.

During our reception, we transitioned from outside dancing into an inside location. Black Tie Entertainment made the transition seamlessly by setting up two separate sound systems for the evening.

The crowd was wild. It was a packed dance floor for the entire reception. Younger cousins, aunts, uncles, college friends, work friends and the grandparents were all on the dance floor.
Bill and Chris from Black Tie Entertainment were simply amazing. When they first meet with us, they set both of us at ease Read more...
Bill and Chris from Black Tie Entertainment were simply amazing. When they first meet with us, they set both of us at ease and gave us confidence in their abilities. After meeting with them in person and discussing the options over the phone, Black Tie Entertainment helped craft a music ensemble that matched perfectly with what we were looking for. We knew that the music and timing of the DJ would be critical to how the entire reception went. We couldn't have asked for a better team. Their style was classy and responsive to the crowd.

Bill and Chris paid attention to all of the details making sure the music and ambiance was exaclty to our tastes. They made sure all the instruments, speakers, microphones worked with our timeline for the night. At one point we had four DJs from the company at our reception to make sure that the party went well.

During our reception, we transitioned from outside dancing into an inside location. Black Tie Entertainment made the transition seamlessly by setting up two separate sound systems for the evening.

The crowd was wild. It was a packed dance floor for the entire reception. Younger cousins, aunts, uncles, college friends, work friends and the grandparents were all on the dance floor. Read less
Services Used: DJ
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PCJennie
Wedding:
9/12/2009
5.0/5.0
I would highly recommend Black Tie to anyone....Our wedding on 9/12/09...was a complete Success...Thanx to Bill Milham....he did Our service as well as our reception....

We my husband & I felt he was very easy to work with right from the moment we met him back in April 2009...

If anyone were to ask which DJ provides the BEST Service, I'd have to say Black Tie.
I would highly recommend Black Tie to anyone....Our wedding on 9/12/09...was a complete Success...Thanx to Bill Read more...
I would highly recommend Black Tie to anyone....Our wedding on 9/12/09...was a complete Success...Thanx to Bill Milham....he did Our service as well as our reception....

We my husband & I felt he was very easy to work with right from the moment we met him back in April 2009...

If anyone were to ask which DJ provides the BEST Service, I'd have to say Black Tie. Read less
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Alison
Wedding:
9/5/2009
5.0/5.0
Bill and Mike were the best!!! So friendly and totally feeling our style from day one! Thy understand the importance of music and keeping the energy high all night long. We loved working with them!!! Thanks guys
Bill and Mike were the best!!! So friendly and totally feeling our style from day one! Thy understand the importance of Read more...
Bill and Mike were the best!!! So friendly and totally feeling our style from day one! Thy understand the importance of music and keeping the energy high all night long. We loved working with them!!! Thanks guys Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Q&ML
Wedding:
8/16/2009
5.0/5.0
Bill did our wedding in August and he was great. He was very helpful during the planning process and definitely kept people dancing during the reception. He even helped us find music to keep everyone in our (very diverse) crowd happy. We received many compliments on the music choices. He was also very accommodating with us coming from out of town.
Bill did our wedding in August and he was great. He was very helpful during the planning process and definitely kept Read more...
Bill did our wedding in August and he was great. He was very helpful during the planning process and definitely kept people dancing during the reception. He even helped us find music to keep everyone in our (very diverse) crowd happy. We received many compliments on the music choices. He was also very accommodating with us coming from out of town. Read less
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Angela Hermoian
Wedding:
2/21/2009
5.0/5.0
This vendor was great. They were professional and really listened to what we truly wanted and didn't want at our wedding. They made this a simple process and with so much to plan for a wedding, this is precisely the kind of service a bride needs. We trusted them all night long and had a blast!
This vendor was great. They were professional and really listened to what we truly wanted and didn't want at our wedding. Read more...
This vendor was great. They were professional and really listened to what we truly wanted and didn't want at our wedding. They made this a simple process and with so much to plan for a wedding, this is precisely the kind of service a bride needs. We trusted them all night long and had a blast! Read less
Services Used: DJ
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shauna
Wedding:
8/24/2013
4.9/5.0
Black tie kept my wedding dancing the whole night!! They knew exactly what they were doing. Once a song came on and I freaked out no one would dance and I turned around and every one was up!! Fabulous job!
Black tie kept my wedding dancing the whole night!! They knew exactly what they were doing. Once a song came on and I Read more...
Black tie kept my wedding dancing the whole night!! They knew exactly what they were doing. Once a song came on and I freaked out no one would dance and I turned around and every one was up!! Fabulous job! Read less
Services Used: DJ
Black Tie Entertainment - DJ, Photo Booth, Uplighting, Video responded with the following comments:

Shauna,

Thanks for choosing us. I had a great time DJing your event - what a fun outdoor setting. Best, DJ Tim
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.9/5.0
Eric was extremely easy to work with and prompt with all communication. I was very happy that they were willing to do ceremony only videography. Many other places refused to do it. We got our video after just 3 months and they did a great job. I would recommend Black Tie to anyone who doesn't want to spend thousands of dollars but still receive good and quality service.
Eric was extremely easy to work with and prompt with all communication. I was very happy that they were willing to do Read more...
Eric was extremely easy to work with and prompt with all communication. I was very happy that they were willing to do ceremony only videography. Many other places refused to do it. We got our video after just 3 months and they did a great job. I would recommend Black Tie to anyone who doesn't want to spend thousands of dollars but still receive good and quality service. Read less
Services Used: Videography
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N
Wedding:
8/21/2011
4.9/5.0
From the first correspondence with Bill at Black Tie Entertainment, my fiance and I knew we had chosen the right DJ company. Bill was great at helping me coordinate our wedding reception and was always willing to lend an ear when I wanted to brainstorm with him about how to make a complicated night of mixed "special dances" work smoothly. He and his staff were not pushy like many of the other DJ companies we had interviewed. Instead, they made us feel like it was their responsibility to keep us smiling. Our DJ was Carl and he and his assistant Owen made an effort to keep our mixed cultural wedding unique, lively, and most of all, unforgettable. They were even able to find some rare songs that we could not find or purchase online or any local stores. This was HUGE!! I lost a USB key that had special ethnic family songs, and they were able to accommodate us on the spot with my mp3 player and some CDs feeding through their system of an already jam packed music selection of their own. Everyone loved them!

My husband and I would definitely recommend Black Tie Entertainment DJs for any event. I have never met a sweeter DJ than Carl and Bill, the point person for most of our pre-wedding planning, always made me feel like we were in good hands!
From the first correspondence with Bill at Black Tie Entertainment, my fiance and I knew we had chosen the right DJ Read more...
From the first correspondence with Bill at Black Tie Entertainment, my fiance and I knew we had chosen the right DJ company. Bill was great at helping me coordinate our wedding reception and was always willing to lend an ear when I wanted to brainstorm with him about how to make a complicated night of mixed "special dances" work smoothly. He and his staff were not pushy like many of the other DJ companies we had interviewed. Instead, they made us feel like it was their responsibility to keep us smiling. Our DJ was Carl and he and his assistant Owen made an effort to keep our mixed cultural wedding unique, lively, and most of all, unforgettable. They were even able to find some rare songs that we could not find or purchase online or any local stores. This was HUGE!! I lost a USB key that had special ethnic family songs, and they were able to accommodate us on the spot with my mp3 player and some CDs feeding through their system of an already jam packed music selection of their own. Everyone loved them!

My husband and I would definitely recommend Black Tie Entertainment DJs for any event. I have never met a sweeter DJ than Carl and Bill, the point person for most of our pre-wedding planning, always made me feel like we were in good hands! Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Kristin
Wedding:
8/9/2014
4.8/5.0
Had the initial meetings with Bill. He have us all the information we needed in order to make our choice for the DJ. Jason was the DJ at our wedding. He did a wonderful job. Made sure he had all the details laid out before hand and was able to provide some suggestions for songs that we weren't sure of. Before the night was over, we had guests telling us that we had the most people on the dance floor that they had ever seen at a wedding. Can't thank them enough for a great time. Also used a photo booth through Black Tie and that was a hit! It was great looking through the DVD of all the photos taken in the booth.
Had the initial meetings with Bill. He have us all the information we needed in order to make our choice for the DJ. Jason Read more...
Had the initial meetings with Bill. He have us all the information we needed in order to make our choice for the DJ. Jason was the DJ at our wedding. He did a wonderful job. Made sure he had all the details laid out before hand and was able to provide some suggestions for songs that we weren't sure of. Before the night was over, we had guests telling us that we had the most people on the dance floor that they had ever seen at a wedding. Can't thank them enough for a great time. Also used a photo booth through Black Tie and that was a hit! It was great looking through the DVD of all the photos taken in the booth. Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Melissa
Wedding:
6/8/2012
4.8/5.0
Great DJ and an excellent and prompt communicator. Bill answered all our questions quickly and efficiently and offered options for areas of the wedding he wasn't even involved in when I asked for help. Bill kept the party moving - the dance floor was packed all night! He had a great feel for the crowd, kept the music diverse and made sure our guests all had a great time.
Only a few small things - he played the incorrect recessional music, he didn't play the cake cutting song we chose and he wasn't supposed to do the ceremony but ended up doing it anyway.
Overall, Black Tie was a great vendor.
Great DJ and an excellent and prompt communicator. Bill answered all our questions quickly and efficiently and offered Read more...
Great DJ and an excellent and prompt communicator. Bill answered all our questions quickly and efficiently and offered options for areas of the wedding he wasn't even involved in when I asked for help. Bill kept the party moving - the dance floor was packed all night! He had a great feel for the crowd, kept the music diverse and made sure our guests all had a great time.
Only a few small things - he played the incorrect recessional music, he didn't play the cake cutting song we chose and he wasn't supposed to do the ceremony but ended up doing it anyway.
Overall, Black Tie was a great vendor. Read less
Services Used: DJ
Black Tie Entertainment - DJ, Photo Booth, Uplighting, Video responded with the following comments:

Melissa,
It was a pleasure to work for you and Chris and we greatly appreciate the kind review. Possibly some miscommunication and we apologize if it was on our part. I just checked your agenda form and there wasn't a song listed for the cake cutting, just the dedication after it for your recently married friends which we did. Regarding the ceremony, when I saw the Sony home stereo the venue was going to use I felt our PA system would be much better (especially with the intermittent sprinkles, distance, no mics, etc). Even though we weren't paid to provide it I thought it had to be done given the alternative. For the recessional, I played Vitamin String Quartet's version of "Clocks" as was listed in our notes and was on the disc that the venue was going to use (and gave to me). My apologies for any mistake on our part. It was a pleasure working for you and thank you for choosing us.
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Satisfied Customers
Wedding:
2/11/2012
4.8/5.0
Black Tie Entertainment was a great choice for our wedding! We were so pleased. We booked him for DJ service, photo booth, uplighting, and even rented a projector from him. The entire night went smoothly and his music is top notch! He listened to our wants and requests, and felt out our style of music and what we enjoy. They are VERY reasonable in cost as well! They are worth every penny.
Black Tie Entertainment was a great choice for our wedding! We were so pleased. We booked him for DJ service, photo booth, Read more...
Black Tie Entertainment was a great choice for our wedding! We were so pleased. We booked him for DJ service, photo booth, uplighting, and even rented a projector from him. The entire night went smoothly and his music is top notch! He listened to our wants and requests, and felt out our style of music and what we enjoy. They are VERY reasonable in cost as well! They are worth every penny. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.8/5.0
Black Tie entertainment was our DJ for the night of our wedding and also provided uplighting to us as well! Their DJ Phil Mayberry was referred to us by our caterer and we couldn't be happier with him! The dance floor was packed all night long!
They also provided 3 sound systems to us, one for the outdoor ceremony, one for the cocktail hour and the main one for the reception.
They also provided uplighting for our ballroom which really was worth the cost because it seemlessly put rich color into a room that would have otherwise been white & dull.
We got the lighted monogram as well, which I thought was a little steep in price ($150 - seeing how we even provided the monogram image) but we paid it anyways cause it tied our monogram into everything else in the room and made a statement!
Overall great DJ, many options in terms of uplighting and that type of stuff
Black Tie entertainment was our DJ for the night of our wedding and also provided uplighting to us as well! Their DJ Phil Read more...
Black Tie entertainment was our DJ for the night of our wedding and also provided uplighting to us as well! Their DJ Phil Mayberry was referred to us by our caterer and we couldn't be happier with him! The dance floor was packed all night long!
They also provided 3 sound systems to us, one for the outdoor ceremony, one for the cocktail hour and the main one for the reception.
They also provided uplighting for our ballroom which really was worth the cost because it seemlessly put rich color into a room that would have otherwise been white & dull.
We got the lighted monogram as well, which I thought was a little steep in price ($150 - seeing how we even provided the monogram image) but we paid it anyways cause it tied our monogram into everything else in the room and made a statement!
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Kristin
Wedding:
5/21/2010
4.8/5.0
Very nice and flexible to our wants. My only complaint is that there were a few times in the night when Phil (our dj) would be speaking, and it would be hard to hear him, is sounded mumbled and lost in the room. Worked well with the guests and took music requests.
Very nice and flexible to our wants. My only complaint is that there were a few times in the night when Phil (our dj) Read more...
Very nice and flexible to our wants. My only complaint is that there were a few times in the night when Phil (our dj) would be speaking, and it would be hard to hear him, is sounded mumbled and lost in the room. Worked well with the guests and took music requests. Read less
Services Used: DJ
Black Tie Entertainment - DJ, Photo Booth, Uplighting, Video responded with the following comments:

Kristin,

Sorry to hear that the sound wasn't perfect all night long. It can be difficult in Greystone Castle to project sound down to guest as the speakers have to be placed 12 feet above their heads in the choir loft. Thank you for choosing us and happy to hear all else went well. -Phil
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Maureen
Wedding:
4/10/2010
4.7/5.0
BTE did a great job for our wedding a few weeks ago! They kept the dance floor full with great song selections. Bill was extremely attentive during the reception and came up to me (the bride) multiple times to make sure I knew what was going on and to check on how I was enjoying the music. My only complaint was that I did not hear from them until a month before the wedding after I had hired them months earlier. This is a minor complaint, however, when compared to the stellar job they did. Thanks, BTE!!
BTE did a great job for our wedding a few weeks ago! They kept the dance floor full with great song selections. Bill was Read more...
BTE did a great job for our wedding a few weeks ago! They kept the dance floor full with great song selections. Bill was extremely attentive during the reception and came up to me (the bride) multiple times to make sure I knew what was going on and to check on how I was enjoying the music. My only complaint was that I did not hear from them until a month before the wedding after I had hired them months earlier. This is a minor complaint, however, when compared to the stellar job they did. Thanks, BTE!! Read less
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Jenn
Wedding:
6/16/2012
4.6/5.0
Overall Black Tie did a good job, they were very flexible in working with us on music selection, the up-lighiting and what we wanted to do. I do have to say that our DJ, Tim, did mess up a few things that we wanted but still didn't stop us from having a great time.
Overall Black Tie did a good job, they were very flexible in working with us on music selection, the up-lighiting and what Read more...
Overall Black Tie did a good job, they were very flexible in working with us on music selection, the up-lighiting and what we wanted to do. I do have to say that our DJ, Tim, did mess up a few things that we wanted but still didn't stop us from having a great time. Read less
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Rose
Wedding:
6/22/2013
4.4/5.0
The team was very client focused and took time to meet with us a few times to discuss our wedding and preferences. Overall the service and value was good. They were very professional and responsive to our requests and followed through on most of our preferences.

However, during the reception there were a couple of concerns. The DJ played two songs on our "do not play list" and didn't seem to respond to the crowd at times. He played a couple of slow songs when clearly people wanted to dance to more upbeat music and played a few songs too long which cleared the dance floor. I take some responsibility for this because the DJ was located a little further from the dance floor. However, I did expect more coming from our initial conversations.
The team was very client focused and took time to meet with us a few times to discuss our wedding and preferences. Overall Read more...
The team was very client focused and took time to meet with us a few times to discuss our wedding and preferences. Overall the service and value was good. They were very professional and responsive to our requests and followed through on most of our preferences.

However, during the reception there were a couple of concerns. The DJ played two songs on our "do not play list" and didn't seem to respond to the crowd at times. He played a couple of slow songs when clearly people wanted to dance to more upbeat music and played a few songs too long which cleared the dance floor. I take some responsibility for this because the DJ was located a little further from the dance floor. However, I did expect more coming from our initial conversations. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
8/3/2013
4.1/5.0
BTE was great to work with. A consultant came out a few days before the wedding to help ensure that all of our bases were covered. DJs stuck to play list and also incorporated hits from today. Nothing cheesey!
BTE was great to work with. A consultant came out a few days before the wedding to help ensure that all of our bases were Read more...
BTE was great to work with. A consultant came out a few days before the wedding to help ensure that all of our bases were covered. DJs stuck to play list and also incorporated hits from today. Nothing cheesey! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
10/26/2013
3.4/5.0
Nice guys however on the expensive side, and the music selection at the reception left something to be desired. They played a bunch of 60s music, when we requested a wide array of music. I thought their selection was so so. They did keep the ceremony well organized with time for which I'm thankful for.
Nice guys however on the expensive side, and the music selection at the reception left something to be desired. They Read more...
Nice guys however on the expensive side, and the music selection at the reception left something to be desired. They played a bunch of 60s music, when we requested a wide array of music. I thought their selection was so so. They did keep the ceremony well organized with time for which I'm thankful for. Read less
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lebraico
Wedding:
4/17/2010
1.2/5.0
I was extremely disappointed in this DJ company! I spent a lot of time discussing my needs with them because I was worried about the music selections. Turns out, I needn't have spent all that time, because Phil just ignored me anyway. I asked for specific things and he didn't do them. I wanted Olivia Newton John, as in the solo singer, not blare Grease all over the venue! If I wanted Grease, I would have specified Grease, plus I said no musicals! Then I wanted a specific song that meant a lot to us, not for a first dance, just to dance to generally. He never played it. Even after he came up to us and asked if there were any last requests. He also couldn't focus lights, he missed the dance floor and blinded me and our guests! My former boss and myself (a former theater lighting designer) were annoyed that we didn't just do it ourselves. Also, as a former audio technician, the quality of the music was terrible- there was too much high end. To top it off, I had declared from the very beginning, absolutely, UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES do you they play any interactive songs (e.g. electric slide, hokey pokey). It was even written into the contract. Much to my surprise, and anger, I eventually hear the Electric Slide blaring through the speakers. I run over to him and, on my wedding day, ream him out. I was screaming at him at the top of my lungs, to be heard over the overly loud music. He claimed my husband had OK'd it- but he hadn't. And also, my husband wasn't paying him. It was the ONLY disappointment in my wedding and my guests let me know throughout the night. I was so upset that I told my reception venue and they took them off their recommended list. I WILL NEVER RECOMMEND BLACK TIE ENTERTAINMENT TO ANYONE, EVER!
I was extremely disappointed in this DJ company! I spent a lot of time discussing my needs with them because I was worried Read more...
I was extremely disappointed in this DJ company! I spent a lot of time discussing my needs with them because I was worried about the music selections. Turns out, I needn't have spent all that time, because Phil just ignored me anyway. I asked for specific things and he didn't do them. I wanted Olivia Newton John, as in the solo singer, not blare Grease all over the venue! If I wanted Grease, I would have specified Grease, plus I said no musicals! Then I wanted a specific song that meant a lot to us, not for a first dance, just to dance to generally. He never played it. Even after he came up to us and asked if there were any last requests. He also couldn't focus lights, he missed the dance floor and blinded me and our guests! My former boss and myself (a former theater lighting designer) were annoyed that we didn't just do it ourselves. Also, as a former audio technician, the quality of the music was terrible- there was too much high end. To top it off, I had declared from the very beginning, absolutely, UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES do you they play any interactive songs (e.g. electric slide, hokey pokey). It was even written into the contract. Much to my surprise, and anger, I eventually hear the Electric Slide blaring through the speakers. I run over to him and, on my wedding day, ream him out. I was screaming at him at the top of my lungs, to be heard over the overly loud music. He claimed my husband had OK'd it- but he hadn't. And also, my husband wasn't paying him. It was the ONLY disappointment in my wedding and my guests let me know throughout the night. I was so upset that I told my reception venue and they took them off their recommended list. I WILL NEVER RECOMMEND BLACK TIE ENTERTAINMENT TO ANYONE, EVER! Read less
Services Used: DJ
Black Tie Entertainment - DJ, Photo Booth, Uplighting, Video responded with the following comments:

A mobile DJ speaker system and lights are much different from a permanently installed theater system where the room itself is designed as a great acoustic environment. A banquet hall is not designed this way at all. Our music was kept low during dinner and raised accordingly for open dancing. Since we were right next to the dance floor the volume never got very loud (unless you were dancing right in front of the speaker maybe). We only used 4 party lights and in such a large room I don't see how guests could have been blinded. Furthermore, they were aimed at the dance floor. Your guests had asked for many requests that were on your "do not play list" and these songs were not played. Very late in the night one guest repeatedly asked for a "group dance" song and with your husband right there to hear the request, I gestured if it would be OK and he implied that it would - he even danced to it along with many other guests. I'm sorry this song got played, we usually abide by the grooms inclinations along with the brides - not based on who is paying. Furthermore, many of your guests were incredibly frustrated at the music you had picked out for us to play, had not danced, and were happy to hear that song. Regarding your request for Olivia Newton John, she doesn't have a lot of popular, upbeat dance songs to choose from, Grease (one of her biggest and certainly most well known hits) seemed like an obvious choice. Guess we should have played "Let's Get Physical".

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