Testimonials

Black Tie Events has extensive experience in a huge amount of Weddings and Corporate Functions. You will also notice that we have been in this industry for quite a while now! We are proud to have received testimonials from clients and venues alike. Here are just a few:

“Mark was amazing!
We were very nervous initially as it is always hard to try and find a DJ who can accommodate the tricky mix of family and friends of all ages. Mark had a large selection of music to choose from. He was also very professional as MC during the wedding (my guests actually thought he was a staff member from the reception and not an external MC!).
Thank you so much for making our wedding day run so smoothly. I highly recommend Black Tie Events to others who want stress free wedding entertainment.”

Nicole and James

Ascot House 5/11/15

Katie & I just wanted to send you a quick note to thank you so much for your efforts last night, Katie & I wanted not only wanted a mature and professional MC & DJ but somebody that would make our night flow seamlessly and who could accommodate what we
required to make our night a night to remember and that is what you provided for us and for that, we can’t thank you enough (you had some very nervous speakers to introduce!). Your warmth and your enthusiasm towards our night has been greatly appreciated, again we thank you for your services and we hope you enjoyed your night celebrating our wedding.

Mark & Katie Harrison

Moonee Valley 2/4/16


Ben and I would just like to thank you for being a great DJ and MC. The night ran very smoothly and was very relaxed and enjoyable on our behalf. Although it went very fast we still had the opportunity to have a dance!

Rochelle and Ben

Potters Cottage 9/1/16

I just wanted to thank you for a fantastic Trivia Night! The feedback I’ve had has been tremendous. We will most definitely be having another Trivia Night and hope to have you on board for that one too. Once again, thank you kindly for being a wonderful host.

Mary

Club Mandalay


Mark was great! A very nice man and very easy to deal with. The music was fantastic with a very large variety. Mark has the perfect voice for a DJ too. He was our MC on the night and did a fantastic job. I would highly recommend Black Tie Events.

Allison & Chris

Ballara 12/04/2013


Thankyou to Mark from Black Tie Events. The music and MC was great. The amount of selection available was great.

Lauren & Taymen

Whitehaven 5/12/2014


Hope you are well. Just wanted to send an email to say a big thank you to your company and Josh for being the best mc. Josh’s service and charisma was absolutely amazing. The night was flawless thanks to Josh. You have made it so memorable for us

Thank you again !!!

Cynthia & Julio

Sails on the bay  15.03.15


Hi Mark,

We would just like to let you know that we’re absolutely thrilled to have you as our MC/DJ. All our guests commented how much they enjoyed the music and how nice it was that everyone was up dancing.

Both Mindy and I couldn’t be happier with your high quality service and professionalism. We will be sure to recommend you to all our friends when it’s their turn to tie the not. We will also leave an online review once we finish our honeymoon.

Thanks again and we wish you well for the future.

Warmest wishes,

Nick and Mindy

Sault-Daylesford 21/3/15


Hi Mark ,

Jarryd & myself would like to thank you for everything you contributed to in helping us make our special day so amazing!
Thank you again,

Rebecca

Keilor Hotel

Dear Sir ,

I would like to express my thanks to a job well do at my sons wedding on saturday night 23rd feb, at the Hiedleberg golf club we had a most enjoyable night and the music was great.

Please forward this onto your MC for the night

 

Agatha Humphreys

Morning Mark ,

Thanks so much for a great night of music on Saturday. Everyone enjoyed it immensely. So once again that you very much.

Debra Were

Moonee Valley

Hi Mark ,

How are you?
I have returned from my honeymoon … sorry I have not contacted you earlier

Just wanted to say thank you for your fab work on my wedding night. You played the music exactly as we had discussed 🙂
Here are a couple of links for you to have a look at from the wedding night

 

Nadia x

Zinc – Federation Square

Hi Mark ,

Just wanted to say a huge thank you for making Tom’s and Jess’s Engagement Party so great. Thought you were phenomenal.

Can we please book you for their wedding Friday 17th October 2014?

Many thanks,

Sue

Hi Ron and Carol ,

hope you are both well.

As per email below can we please book Mark for Tom and Jess’s wedding on Friday 17 October 2014 at Whitehaven. He did an amazing job at their engagement.

Best Wishes,

Sue (Tom’s Mum)

Hi Katherine ,

Regarding the DJ, if you have not already found one, there is someone I am happy to recommend from Black Tie Events. His prices are reasonable and he has plenty of experience and is lovely to work with.

Mark Girdwood

1800 68 2001

http://www.blacktieevents.com.au/

Please feel free to give him a call and he will gladly help.

Thank you

Shaneen De Livera

Vibe Savoy Hotel Melbourne

Hi Mark,

We just wanted to say a huge thank you for a fantastic night you put on for Brendan and Alicia’s Wedding.

We were thrilled to hear when they said that they were going to have you do their wedding after they saw what a fantastic job you did at our daughter Janelle’s wedding.

You were the upmost professional and your ability to MC the evening and DJ saved us all the time and effort, otherwise spent elsewhere.

Your music selection got everyone on the dance floor and ensured everyone had a fantastic evening.

We would definitely recommend you without any hesitation.

Thank you once again!

From very happy parents,

Doris and Charlie Lombardo


Lincoln On Toorak

Hi Mark,


Just wanted to say thank you for your time helping us celebrate our wedding.

Andrew was fantastic on the night and very professional.

I hope he enjoyed the night as much as us and our guests.

Thanks again

Gary & Antje Walter

Melbourne Aquarium

Hi Andrew,

Thank you so much for being a part of our wedding celebrations.

Even though there was not much dancing, everyone enjoyed the music and had a great time.

I hope you enjoyed yourself as well.

Thanks again

Gary & Antje Walter

Melbourne Aquarium

 

Dear John,

Thanks
for making our wedding reception such a great night. We really, really had a
great time and the music was spot on! Everyone spoke so much about how good the
music was, so thanks again for such a wonderful time.


Stephanie & Matt



Butleigh Wootton


7th January 2012


Dear John,

Thank
you so much for the wonderful job you have done on our wedding. We couldn’t even
dream of such perfection and professionalism. Every single thing we wanted to
hear was there without a fault. We can’t thank you enough! Lots of love and
gratitude.

Ira &
Marco



Butleigh Wootton


29th October 2011


Dear John,

Thank
you for doing an amazing job on our wedding day. You performed flawlessly!
Thanks again, we have enclosed some photos printed especially for you!

Lo An &
Brad


Chateau Wyuna

22nd
October 2011


Dear John,


We just wanted to say a big thank you for assisting us with
our wedding. We really appreciated the advice that you gave us in regards to the
song choices and for MC’ing the wedding and making the night run very smoothly.
We will highly recommend your services to others we meet who are looking for a
DJ or MC in Melbourne We wish you all the best for the future.


Jess and Chris




Sails On The Bay


28th
February 2010


Mark,


Thank You! Today we begin our lives together
as husband and wife. We would like to thank everyone for sharing our special day
with us and we are most appreciative of all your love, support and best wishes.
Everyone danced all night! Great Time!, Great Music!


Debra & Stuart



Norwood House


17th May 2008


Dear John,


We would like to thank you for doing such a
brilliant job at our wedding on March 29th. You kept the night moving along
well, we have had many comments of the great mix of music. Thanks again for
doing such a fantastic job!


Michelle & Andrew


Ballara Receptions


29th March 2008

Dear John,


A quick note to say a HUGE THANK YOU! for helping
make our Wedding Day one to remember. Everyone loved the music and had an
awesome time dancing the night away. What a pity it ended so soon, we could have
been there all night! Black Tie Events are not only very professional, but a lot
of fun.


Once again, Thank You


Brett & Sharon


Ballara Receptions


10th February 2008

Dear John,


This is a THANK YOU! Your
contribution to the success of my 15th!!! birthday party on February 29th was
huge. You were polite and helpful and you never pushed your own agenda. Everyone
loved the music; the young ones who were only “dropping in” were amazed that OLD
people could have such a good time too! Needless to say they were still there at
the end. Many guests have commented on how much they appreciated your work, and
my sincere thanks for your great work.


Margaret Mary



Amora Hotel Riverwalk


29th February 2008

Dear John,


On 3rd January 2008, you helped us celebrate the
beginning of our married life. We thank you for your contribution in making our
wedding day such an unforgettable occasion, making sure our dance floor was
always full and that the night ran smoothly. Please accept our sincere thanks.


Nardia & Tony


Ballara Receptions


3rd January 2008


Dear John,


Thank you so much for doing such a wonderful
job as MC / DJ at our wedding. We and our guests thoroughly enjoyed the music
selection which was a fantastic addition to our celebration. Kind regards,


Brad & Wendy


Butleigh Wootton


29th December 2007


Dear John,


Thank you for MC / DJ’ing our wedding on
November 24th. You did such a fantastic job and together with everybody else
involved made our wedding day such a success and we couldn’t be happier!


Nicole & Theo


Ballara Receptions


24th November 2007

Dear John,


Just wanted to say a big thank you for being a
fantastic DJ at our wedding on 27th October 2007. Thank you for all your help
leading up to the wedding day and your professionalism on the night to make our
wedding day very special. THANK YOU!


Best Regards


Tania & Martin



Contessa
Receptions


27th October 2007

Dear John,


Just wanted to send a quick hello and thank you
for all of your fantastic work on Thursday night. You helped make our wedding
day better than we could have ever imagined and for that we are forever
grateful! We have also sent you a few pictures so you could have a look, not
that you didn’t see us already!!


Many Thanks and Always Grateful


Nicole & Gunther



The
International of Brighton


27th September 2007

Dear John,

Just a
short note to say a big thank you for being a fabulous DJ at our wedding
on 2nd June 2007. Thank you for all of your help leading up to the day and your
professionalism on the night.

Best
Regards

Angela &
Ned


Butleigh Wootton

 


2nd June 2007

Dear Black
Tie Events,


Alan was a fantastic DJ,
played exactly what kind of music we requested and kept everyone dancing all
night!


Elise & Paul



Amora Hotel Riverwalk


12th May 2007

Dear John,

Our lives
are forever joined now and all of our dreams have come true. We would like to
take this time to really say thank you! Great music you really knew how to
entertain the crowd!

Bec &
Steve

 


Ballara Receptions


4th May 2007

Dear Alan,

Thank you
for all the great music that you played on our wedding night and for helping us
choose our own music. You did such a great job! All our guests had such a great
time and danced the night away!

Narelle &
Warwick


Butleigh by the Sea

10th
February 2007

Dear
Louie,

Just a quick
note to say a big big thank you for Saturday night. We were so happy to see all
our friends and family dancing so much… even those that don’t usually dance!!!
We are sending you this from Bangkok airport in Thailand, where we have just
arrived. THANK YOU!

Trevor and
Holly Bush


The
Briars


28th
October 2006


Dear Mark,


I had to write and thank you
for the amazing service you provided at our wedding reception on 28th October.
Prior to the wedding we had a meeting with Mark, and while we knew what kind of
music WE liked – we didn’t really have any idea what would “work” at a wedding
reception. In any case, we had a long chat and left Mark with pages and
pages of our “suggestions”, with highlighted “must have’s” for reception songs.
Somehow, out of that, Mark pulled together what I consider to be an inspired
series of sets of music – from something a bit old time rock n’ roll at the
start to get the oldies dancing, to my favourite Cindy Lauper, Dirty Dancing and
Aussie Rock favourites at the end of the night when my girlfriends and I stormed
the floor. Absolutely everyone was dancing and had themselves a ball – just one
great song after the other, mostly our suggestions, but put together such in a
way that it just worked at every part of the night. Thankyou Mark too for
accommodating our unusual requests – from a separate musical entrance for the
bride and groom to the start of Motley Crue’s “Kick-start My Heart”, to our
first dance to KISS. It was a perfect soundtrack to the atmosphere of the night,
and Mark was a perfect gentleman who helped things run smoothly all night – so
much so I hardly noticed he was there and just had a ball. Worth every cent.


Thanks again, and all the best
with your business.


Carla & Dale




Beau Monde International


28th October 2006

Dear Alan,


I would like to
thank you for the wonderful music that made our GB.Net conference such a success
last Saturday. Alan was very professional as well as delightful. The conference
went off with such a bang and everyone had a great time. Our internet threads
are full of excitement at how well it went. Alan was able to provide the music
that suited the mood and we danced and had lots of fun. He was able to hook up
my laptop to the system so that we could show fan videos and they went down very
well. His little touch of providing a CD with Scottish songs went over very well
with the organising team. We loved it. So, thank you both again. Although we
will be moving cities for the next conference to be fair to the various girls
from different States, I will always be very happy to recommend you to anyone
who needs a DJ or music in Melbourne. I will certainly use you again should the
occasion arise.

Catharina (GBNet Conference organiser)


 

 

28th October 2006



 


Dear John,


John and his team, Sarah &
Louie, are to be congratulated for providing professional, fun and interactive
entertainment. We were particularly impressed with communications prior to the
event which resulted in Black Tie Events Trivia tailored specifically to our
needs. Participation on the night was maximal and stories are being retold in
the corridors with vigour!

 

Samantha
(Australian Stem Cell Centre)


Novotel St Kilda


12th September 2006


Dear John,

 



This
is just a quick note to thank you for the excellent job you did for us on 1st
September. The entire day went off without a hitch, largely due to us utilizing
professionals such as yourself. The way you and the staff at Ballara worked
together making everything happen on time as planned and without fuss was
brilliant. Even though I am a bit of a control freak, I was very impressed with
the way you kept us well informed of what was happening
and when so there was never a
need to rush, nor did we have to worry about anything other than enjoying
ourselves. You can rest assured that we will recommend you,
Ballara and
Always Classic
Cars
to anyone we know who could use you.


Thanks,


Theresa & George

 


Ballara Receptions


1st September 2006

 


Dear
Louie,

 

Thank you so much for the
great music at our 40th birthday party.
Everyone commented that it was a great selection and how much they all enjoyed
themselves. I haven’t danced so much in ages!
My legs are still sore.Thanks for all the great
Italian songs as well as the WWE Shawn Michaels theme … the wrestling fans were
most impressed that you played it! I’ve recommended you to all our friends who
are planning future parties!Those that were there on
Saturday night, have already asked for your number!!
Thanks again,

 

Ildiko & Vince

 


Beau Monde International


29th July 2006

 

 


Dear John,


Black Tie Events Trivia was perfect for our group. The humour of John and the
laid back nature of the evening really sat well with our members, who are as
varied as any group of people could be. Several have already asked that I book
for our next conference! I never thought I would get them up and clowning around
and it was great to see everyone so relaxed.

Lisa (Eastern Ranges GP Association)



Bellinzona Grange


27th May 2006

 


Dear John,


Thank you for helping to make our special day so memorable on May 7th. Your
performance as MC was flawless, we had great comments about the music and the
night ran smoothly!


Tania & Patrick


Butleigh Wootton

7th
May 2006

 

 


Dear John,


Thank you very much for your assistance on the occasion of our wedding
reception. We really enjoyed the music and the lighting (just as much as our
pageboy did!!) that you provided on the night. Many thanks for everything!


Ruby & Joachim


Colonial Court


28th April 2006

 


Dear John,


Aron & I would like to thank you so very much for everything you’ve done to make
our wedding an absolutely amazing and unforgettable day!! The music was great
and everybody had the party of their lifetime!! Everything went so smoothly and
we really had the best time and party ever…thanks to you!! Thanks again


Karijn & Aron


Tokar Estate


23rd April 2006

Dear John,

We just
wanted to say a very big thank you for the wonderful job you did at our wedding
on December 23rd at the Terrace. We were very happy with everything and you made
the night go along smoothly. It was great that we didn’t have to worry about a
thing. Thanks again for giving us many happy memories on our wedding night.

Melissa &
Paul


The Terrace at the
Botanical Gardens

23rd
December 2005

Dear
Louie,

We just
wanted to let you know about the fabulous job Louie did at our wedding on Friday
25th November 2005. Not only was he unbelievably accommodating, but he also
seemed to be able to pick up the right music at the right time – we don’t
remember the dance floor being empty!

Also
thought we’d let you know that we received a number of comments from our guests
about how good the DJ was, so a great big thank you from the both of us. We have
no problem in recommending him to any of our friends upcoming weddings. Thanks
again.

Fiona &
Ryan


Arlington @ Wattle Park
Chalet

25th
November 2005

Dear John,

Thank you
for your fantastic work on our wedding day. The music for both the ceremony and
reception were just right. We had many comments from the guests telling us how
much they enjoyed the music. It was great to see everyone up on the dance floor.
It was a night to remember!

Emma &
Marco


Ballara Receptions

21st
October 2005

Dear John,

We just
wanted to say a big thank you for making our wedding day so successful.
Everything ran so smoothly and we were so glad to have you there! We loved all
the music you played and having you as MC made it so much easier for us. We had
complete confidence in having you there so we could really relax and enjoy it.
We’re just sorry it all went so quickly. We hope you enjoyed your day too.
Thanks again.

Craig &
Gabi


Ballara Receptions

15th
October 2005

Dear Alan,

Thank you
very much for the great music played and the great introductions to all the
speeches. It helped run the reception smoothly. We greatly appreciated the
wedding CD given, a wonderful memento to our wedding day. Thanks one again for
all your best wishes. Love always.

Heather &
Luke


Rydges
Riverwalk

3rd
September 2005

Dear John
& Mark,

We would
like to extend our thanks for making our mid-year function & Trivia Night such a
special and fun night for all of our staff that attended!

Western
QBE & QBE Travel

RACV Club
– City

12th
August 2005

Dear John,

Just a
short note to thank you, Mark & Sarah for the fantastic 70’s Trivia & Disco
Night. Everyone had a really fun time – it has gone down in history as the best
social evening we’ve ever held for the school. We also managed to raise just
over $5000 on the night, which we are thrilled about. Thanks one again for all
your help in making the night a great success.

Jane –
Middle Park Primary School

St Kilda
Town Hall

30th July
2005

Dear John,

Thank you
so much for all your help leading up to our wedding, and for helping to make our
reception so memorable and so much fun. We had a lot of comments on how
fantastic the music was! – loved the James Brown!

Laura &
Trevor


Butleigh Wootton

20th May
2005

Dear Alan,

Thank you so much for everything you did to
make our wedding reception so wonderful. The music we chose together with your
selection made the evening feel so special. Again thanks for everything.

Cathy & Eric


Rydges
Riverwalk

5th March 2005

Dear John,

Thank you
for sharing our special day and for the fantastic job you did as our MC / DJ. We
hope you has as much fun as we did!

Kelly &
Andrew



International of Brighton

12th
February 2005

Dear Mat,

We would
like to thank you for doing such a wonderful job at our wedding! We were so
impressed by your professionalism and so were all of our guests. We had nothing
but good comments about you! Not only were you always smiling and friendly, you
were polite to all our guests and treated our wedding like your best friends!
Thank you so much for doing such a fantastic job!

Peter &
Elise



Butleigh Wootton

24th
September 2004

Dear John,

Just a
short note to thank you for your professionalism and help in making our function
such a success. All of our guests thoroughly enjoyed themselves and I look
forward to doing business with you again.

John


The
Terrace at the Botanical Gardens

13th
November 2004

Dear Mat,

Thank you
so much for organising our music for our wedding. You were fantastic and read
the night well. We were very, very pleased.

Colin &
Sally



Butleigh Wootton

26th
November 2004


Dear Alan,


My husband and I would like to say a big thank you to you for the
fantastic job you did of our wedding. Many of our guests commented on the
excellent music, the organisation of our reception and how friendly you were
with everyone. Once again thank you very much.


Rachelle & Andrew



Rydges
Riverwalk


18th September 2004

Dear John,

Thank you
for the professional and charming manner in which you conducted our reception.
We had a fabulous time and we have very fond memories of our reception. The
music was great and your time and efforts in the planning stages were very much
appreciated.

Tanya &
Matt



Rydges
Riverwalk


7th April 2001


Dear Mark,


Just a note to say thank you! You did a wonderful job at our
wedding. I hope you enjoyed the day as much as we did.


Kerry & Neil


Kenloch

(Sadly No
Longer Trading)


21st August 2004


Dear John,


Just a quick note to say thank you for the fantastic job you did
at our wedding. Mel & I had a blast and many of our guests took pains to comment
on how professional you were and how the night ran so smoothly. We all enjoyed
the music and many people told us it was the most relaxed, enjoyable wedding
that they had ever attended! We will certainly be recommending you to others!!


Margaret & Mel



Rydges
Riverwalk


17th November 2001


Dear John,


We are “making bookings and doing deals” and it is all thanks to
you and your contribution to such a successful evening. The feedback received
has been great and subsequently bookings have been made.
Thank you once again for your professionalism in delivering such
a quality product and I look forward to working with you again.


Leanne Cawley


Banquet Sales Executive




Hilton on the Park


1 September 1998

Dear Alan,

Please
accept my apologies for my tardiness in expressing my appreciation for a
wonderful job done for my event. It was my husband’s 60th birthday
and you were great – very sensitive to the needs of the group and committed to
their enjoyment of the evening.

People
have spoken of what a superb job you did – but I also wanted to know how much we
appreciated the services of Black Tie Events. We attended an event a couple of
weeks later where the entertainer was far more intent on making himself the
centre of the night rather than reading the group and responding to it. The
contrast between them and you could not have been greater!!

Thank you
again very much for your contribution to the success of our very special event.

Pat &
Peter

Kenloch
(Sadly No Longer Trading)

22nd
November 2003

Dear John,

We are
writing to thank you for your wonderful contribution with your fundraising
Trivia Night for our kindergarten. The night was an enormous success and a total
of $5000 was raised…..

Many
thanks again for your assistance with organising this night.

Jane

Malvern
Town Hall

16 June
2000

Dear John,

We would
like to thank you very much for the fantastic service you provided on the night
of our wedding! The music was excellent and you were a great MC. The attention
you pay to the small details was amazing! Everyone had a fantastic time and they
all commented on the excellent service and great choice of music.

Ashley &
Melinda



Georgianna McHaffie

10
February 2001

Dear John,

Just a
quick letter of thanks for helping make our wedding day a wonderful day full of
good times and great memories. It was a sincere pleasure to have you as MC and
music director for our special day and we feel your professionalism yet personal
approach added to the success of the day. We felt confident that you would take
care of the business so we could just enjoy the day. During those special
moments the music only complimented the love in our hearts.

Thank you
for taking the time to visit with us in lead up to the wedding, to ensure you
had a firm understanding of our expectations, and for the follow through on all
your promises – Your work is a credit to you.

Ashlie &
Roger


Red Hill Estate

9th
December 2000

Dear Nick,

Thank you
for doing a great job with the music at our wedding…

Amie &
Kieran



Butleigh Wootton

2nd
November 2001

Dear Mark,

Thank you
for assisting to make our wedding day dreams a reality. Mark is an excellent DJ
/ MC. All requests for music were played and arrangements for formalities and
timing over the evening were perfect. I’m sure you will be hearing from many of
our guests in the future!

Karla &
David

Match,
Richmond

20th
July 2002


And finally some from pre 1998!

The Music played was just fantastic and the
Special Effects for our bridal waltz were wonderful. Your professionalism on the
night and time spent with all our phone calls and home consultation was very
much appreciated.


Sue & Nigel


Many people have contacted and thanked me for a
great night yet I can not take all the applause, the night would not have been
such a great success if it hadn’t been for your talent for playing all the right
songs at the right moments.


Metway Bank

We would like to thank you for your help before
our wedding and also for helping to give us and our guests an enjoyable evening.
The areas of the reception that you handled could not have been improved upon.

Helen and Kieran

Many thanks, your professional but friendly
help on the night made Michael and Jennie’s wedding enjoyable for all.

Hazel & Kevin

Thank you for the professionalism that made
organizing of the wedding much easier.

Sergio and Donna


Thanks so much, it was comforting to know that our
special day was in the hands of a professional.


Glen & Nicole