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The most reviews with 5.0/5.0 score! It all comes down to the party! Black Tie Entertainment is the market leader with the most reviews in all of Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, DC area. With 20 DJs, they are sure to find you the right match for both the ceremony and reception.

With locations in Richmond and DC, Tens of thousands of couples have received Black Tie Entertainment’s services since its founding in 1978. Their booking agents help match couples to find the best DJ on their staff based on your needs and musical tastes.

Their DJs/MCs will play any kind of music requested, ranging from current chart-toppers to oldies.

They also offer day of coordination to create a stress free event, uplighting to enhance the decor of the room when the house lights are dimmed and photo booths, so your guests remain entertained when they need a break from dancing.

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Frequently asked questions

What is the starting price for wedding DJ services?

$1,175

What is included in the starting price?

Consultation
MC
Microphones
Travel Expenses
Sound/PA System

What is the price of your most popular wedding package?

$1,575

What is included in the price of your most popular wedding package?

Consultation
Sound/PA System
MC
Microphones
Photobooth
Travel Expenses

What is the starting price for uplighting?

$400

What music genres do you specialize in?

Christian
Club
Country
Electronic
Hip Hop
Indie
International
Jazz
Oldies
Pop
R&B/Soul
Rock
Top 40

What services do you offer?

Bilingual MC
Consultation
Do-Not-Play List
Liability Insurance
MC
One Event Per Day
Video Projection

What additional equipment do you offer?

Microphones
Photobooth
Sound/PA System
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5.0 out of 5 rating
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2024 Winner
2,206 Reviews
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  • Professionalism
    5 out of 5 rating
  • Value
    4.9 out of 5 rating
  • Flexibility
    5 out of 5 rating
83% Recommended by couples
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Black Tie Entertainment is highly praised by reviewers for their exceptional services for weddings and large events. Multiple reviewers mention the comprehensive online platform that assists with visualizing the wedding day and adding additional services within budget. The DJs, including Sol, Eddy, and Justin, are commended for their professionalism, ability to read the crowd, and keeping the dance floor full. The day-of coordinators, such as Victoria and Becca, are described as incredible and helpful in handling logistics and making the wedding a success. Overall, customers highly

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This AI-generated summary gives you a snapshot of the overall ratings and feedback from the reviews this vendor has received.

Black Tie Entertainment is highly praised by reviewers for their exceptional services for weddings and large events. Multiple reviewers mention the comprehensive online platform that assists with visualizing the wedding day and adding additional services within budget. The DJs, including Sol, Eddy, and Justin, are commended for their professionalism, ability to read the crowd, and keeping the dance floor full. The day-of coordinators, such as Victoria and Becca, are described as incredible and helpful in handling logistics and making the wedding a success. Overall, customers highly

Juliana
Juliana P. Sent on 02/08/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Incredible Wedding Coordinator and DJ

We are so glad to have found Black Tie Entertainment because our wedding surely would not have been the same without their services! Initially we reached out to book a DJ, but after we met with Dave, we learned just how much support they offered throughout the entire planning process. The online platform they have for their clients is comprehensive but easy to use and is extremely helpful for you to visualize what your day will look like. It also was a breeze to add additional options ranging from dance floor lights to a day-of coordinator, both of which we decided upon after signing the initial contract. We were able to tailor exactly what we wanted/needed and appreciated that we were able to stay within our budget, even with all these fantastic services.

We chose Solomon (Sol) for our DJ, and he was a hit! Not only did he keep the night flowing nicely as MC, but our dance floor was also full the entire night, which was amazing considering we had open dancing for over two hours. He understood what we wanted as a couple while also reading the vibe of our guests and was able to maintain a fun atmosphere without getting overly involved, which is exactly what we had hoped for. Guests of all ages have given us many compliments about how fun the party was and how good of a DJ we had!

We also had Victoria as our day-of coordinator, and she was BEYOND incredible. Though I did most of the planning prior to the month of, she took care of every behind-the-scenes detail leading up to the wedding, including communicating with our vendors and providing helpful suggestions for decisions I hadn't made yet. She chose to stay in the area the weekend of my wedding in case I needed anything between Friday's rehearsal and the event on Saturday, which was very thoughtful of her. The day of the wedding, she was an absolute angel. She seamlessly balanced setup, maintained the schedule, and organized family, wedding party, and guests alike. She kept me from full-on panicking when I thought I was late to arrive at the venue and took care of us until the very end of the event. We would not have been able to enjoy the wedding as much as we did without her handling the logistics while also putting our happiness at the center of everything.

Overall, we would highly recommend Black Tie Entertainment for anyone planning a wedding or similar large event. While they are extremely professional, they really care about you on a personal level. We are especially grateful to Victoria and Sol for their efforts in making our wedding a success and for making us feel valued through it all - we couldn't have done it without you!
Nicole Mccarthy
Nicole Sent on 06/03/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic Experience

John was not only our DJ but he was a HUGE enhancement to our big day! From helping with planning the day of timeline to helping with song choices to create a nice vibe and flow for the day. He's so knowledgeable, keeps the day moving and on track, and plus he's just the nicest person!

You can tell, right from the start, that he's invested in every couples big day, and he goes above and beyond to make sure everything flows. 10/10 would definitely recommend John to anyone in need of entertainment services!
Corrine
Corrine T. Sent on 04/11/2024
5 out of 5 rating

James is a wonderful DJ!

James from Black Tie Entertainment was the perfect DJ for our micro-wedding. He was happy to talk through every detail ahead of time, and I felt so confident that he understood the "vibe" we were going for. During the party, he was able to read the room and keep everyone on the dance floor until the last song. I'd highly recommend James for your event!
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2,206
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2024 Winner
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Real Weddings

Mitchell & Madeleine
45 photos · 11/04/2023
Daniel & Mandy
65 photos · 06/17/2023
Olivia Jones & DJ Jones
77 photos · 03/18/2023
Victor & Stephanie
43 photos · 11/28/2021
Nathan & Meredith
42 photos · 04/10/2020
Christina & Cody
29 photos · 10/12/2019

Team

Dave Melton
Dave Melton
Owner

Started as a radio DJ then transitioned to a wedding DJ. After much popularity Dave has grown the business to 25 DJs in Washington DC and Richmond Virginia areas.

Matt Johnson
Matt Johnson
Booking Agent, DJ/MC

Booking Agents help take you through our process of picking the right DJ for your special event! This is another way Black Tie Entertainment differs from amateur DJ companies. We take the time to get to know your interests and vision so it runs smoothly. Call our office to speak with one of us today so we can ask all the right questions and not miss any of the important details.

John Lukehart
John Lukehart
Booking Agent, DJ/MC

Booking Agents help take you through our process of picking the right DJ for your special event! This is another way Black Tie Entertainment differs from amateur DJ companies. We take the time to get to know your interests and vision so it runs smoothly. Call our office to speak with one of us today so we can ask all the right questions and not miss any of the important details.

Professional Network & Endorsements

19 Endorsements
Weddings by Nicole G LLC Weddings by Nicole G LLC Wedding Planners

Black Tie Entertainment is such a fun and energetic group of DJ's! They keep everyone dancing and make sure you are having a great time!

Omni Richmond Hotel Omni Richmond Hotel Hotel Weddings

As the Catering Sales Manager handling all weddings and social events here at the Omni Richmond, Black Tie Entertainment is definitely one of my favorite "Go To" Vendors! I absolutely love working with Bill Gilliam and his fabulous team. I can count on their DJ's arriving early, being setup on time, being professionally dressed and ready to provide a fabulous experience for our guests! You will not go wrong booking with them!

Occasions by M&K Occasions by M&K Wedding Planners

Black Tie Entertainment is a terrific and talent team of Wedding professionals. They engage the crowd, provide excellent DJ services, and up lighting for the receptions. It has been our pleasure to work with Black Tie several times, and look forward to working together again in the near future.

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