We don’t have empty dance floors

Do you want a stress free, well organised fun night with great music, energy and atmosphere?

Having run over 4000 successful weddings and events, we can provide a stress free, fun night. Great range of music, from R&B to house, Old School, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and Contemporary.

Our entertainment options include MC & DJing in Melbourne, surrounding suburbs, and the Yarra Valley, Victoria. We are reliable, have never missed any event, and have a back up team.

Champagne Wedding DJ/MC Package

  • Professional Black Tie Master of Ceremonies/DJ – up to 5 hours.
  • 600 watt state of the art – clean warm sound system  (non screechy)
  • 2 special effects lights (1 laser)
  • Corded or wireless microphone for speeches
  • Dance Music Request cards for guests
  • Music Request Sheet for Bride and Groom
  • One pre wedding consultation with your MC/DJ to go through all details of your special night

              Total Cost: $880

  • Ceremony Music $110

A little about Mark

Black Tie Events’ Mark Girdwood’s career started with DJing in the inner Melbourne Pubs and Clubs after taking a break from his audio career at Channel 7, where he’d been working on variety TV shows and drama. Mark then branched into commercial radio broadening his skills working both on air and programming music. Since then also, Mark has spent the last 30 years DJ/MCing thousands of succesfull weddings and events.

Wedding DJ MC Melbourne

The spontaneity of reading the room, reaching people of all ages by playing great music of all genres, creating energy and atmosphere on the dance floor, is inspiring and why we do it!

We love running a well-controlled room that's light hearted and fun, giving the bride and groom a relaxing, happy celebration!

Events & Services

Dry ice bridal dance

Video by Hitched Productions


“Black Tie Events provided us with an amazing Dj service at our wedding. Mark met with me prior to the wedding as I was very specific in what I wanted. Mark went above and beyond to ensure that he understood exactly how our day was to look like. He was completely thorough in making sure he knew everything he needed to know. The music was incredible and kept everyone on the dance floor the entire evening. I knew Mark had it covered the entire night. Music is so important to me so I thank you Mark for providing the ultimate touch to the most important day in my life”.

– Kim


“We honestly could not have picked a better DJ/MC for our wedding! Mark from Black Tie Events was absolutely fantastic! He was kind, friendly, charismatic, professional and so well organised. If it were not for him our wedding reception would have been a complete mess. When our reception venue didn’t have an event manager and was being so terrible with timing, Mark stepped in and made sure everything went to plan, we can’t thank him enough for the effort he put into making the whole night run smoothly. When everyone was sitting down to dinner he built the perfect atmosphere with happy but relaxing music, then he managed to get everyone on the dance floor and played the best mixture of hits when it was time to party, he read our crowd so well! We had so many compliments from our friends and family as to what a great job Mark did. I highly recommend Mark’s services to any bride and groom to be who are struggling to find the right entertainment for their wedding. He truly was a godsend, thank you Mark! :)”.

– Tara & Raymond

DJ & MC Services


Black Tie Events offer event entertainment, including professional DJ & MC services for weddings, corporate events, functions, as well as parties and birthdays. We can also host trivia quiz game shows– perfect for corporate team building events. Although Black Tie Events is based in Melbourne we can also service destination functions in the Yarra Valley and Dandenongs and are happy to travel to any event in Greater Victoria.

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If you are searching for the best wedding DJ in Melbourne, then look no further than Black Tie Events. As a hugely experienced DJ in Melbourne, Mark Girdwood fronts Black Tie Events, having previously spent 15 years in radio. Mark is a wedding DJ in Yarra Valley as well as acting as a wedding MC in Yarra Valley. In addition to weddings, he also offers party DJ hire in Melbourne, and corporate DJ hire in Melbourne, to ensure that all your events, formal or informal, will be memorable.

We understand that, when it comes to DJ hire in Melbourne, there are lots of options available, and when you are searching for DJ hire in Melbourne prices, you will find that our prices are very favourable. Besides receiving excellent value for money, you will get the best wedding DJ in Melbourne, who will ensure that you have a stress free and well-organised event. Mark and his team have an incredible selection of music to suit all tastes and all occasions. Our DJ’s energy and passion for the job will be evident throughout your event.

We appreciate that planning any aspect of a wedding can be stressful, but when it comes to wedding DJ hire in Melbourne, after speaking to us, your mind will be put at ease. We have acted as a wedding DJ in Melbourne at over 400 events, something that very few wedding DJ hire companies in Melbourne can claim to have done. As a vastly experienced DJ in the Yarra Valley, we know that you will be delighted with our service.

Of course, being a DJ in Melbourne and a DJ in the Yarra Valley is great fun (if you didn’t enjoy it, you probably shouldn’t be doing the job), but it also requires great professionalism. The timings must be to the second, and you need to be continually aware of your audiences’ reaction to the songs that you play. Being available to accept requests is what you expect from any Melbourne DJ hire, but to do this effectively, you must have a comprehensive selection of music available, and extensive knowledge.

We understand that, as a wedding MC in the Yarra Valley and a wedding DJ in Melbourne, we form an integral part of your big day. It is a role that requires concentration and organisation as well as, in some cases, a great deal of patience! We want your big day to be extra special, and we will do all we can to ensure that this happens. Our DJ hire in Melbourne prices are deliberately kept affordable so that you have more to spend on other important things such as your wedding dress and the catering!

Are you planning your big day and looking for a wedding DJ in Melbourne or a wedding MC in Yarra Valley? If so, look no further than Black Tie Events, the best wedding DJ in Melbourne. As a company of over 25 years of experience in providing wedding entertainment, we know what is required to make your big day go smoothly. We help by suggesting tunes and assisting with speeches, calming nerves, and generally giving you that added peace of mind that maybe other wedding DJ hire companies in Melbourne can’t offer.

Regardless of what event you are staging, there is one thing that you will always require, and that is music! At Black Tie Events, we offer party DJ hire in Melbourne, and our professional DJs have music to suit any occasion. They all have extensive catalogues dating back to the swinging sixties and before to modern day chart hits. Knowing which music to select to suit the mood, time or location of your party only comes with experience, but it is something that can make or break your party.

Our party DJ hire in Melbourne is suitable for weddings, anniversaries, birthdays or corporate events, and the tone will be selected to match the event and the audience. A good DJ will be remembered for years to come, and they can often play a role in making your party a roaring success. They will bring personality and enthusiasm to the event, helping lift the atmosphere or calm things down before the end of the night. Your DJ can bring together your memories, create new ones or provide a moment for romance or reflection.

When you are looking for party DJ hire in Melbourne, you want to know that the company you use is professional and has all the right equipment, including lighting and other visual effects. It is well worth asking what they will bring to the party (pun intended!), and they should be willing to offer their own input about how they can help. When you call Black Tie Events, your mind will be put instantly at ease by our professionalism, giving you the peace of mind that you have chosen the best DJ in Melbourne.

While we definitely believe that we are the best at what we do, you will find our DJ hire in Melbourne prices compare very favourably with other DJ hire in Melbourne companies. Our MCs are approachable and friendly, and our DJs are knowledgeable. You will find that our service is extremely professional and efficient, meaning that when you are organising your wedding DJ in Yarra Valley, you can be satisfied they will do as they say, leaving you to focus on other aspects of your wedding day.

You will find a series of testimonials from delighted customers who are happy to recommend us a DJ in Yarra Valley or a DJ in Melbourne on our website. We know that we will not only meet but surpass your expectations, ensuring that you have a day to remember. We take our role very seriously, and we know that a DJ can have a considerable impact on how your event goes. So, if you are looking for a wedding DJ in Melbourne or a wedding MC in Yarra Valley, contact us today!

Music can often characterise a party, event or wedding, so having the right music is essential to hosting a memorable and enjoyable occasion. Weddings, in particular, with music from before the actual ceremony right through to the end of the reception party can be hugely influenced by the music that is played.

That is why, when you are looking for the best wedding DJ in Melbourne, you should look no further than Black Tie Events, who have 30 years’ experience of successful DJing and MCing weddings and other events. With a choice of packages to select from, you can opt for the basic MC package or at the other end of the scale choose the Rolls Royce package which includes everything you could possibly need including a DJ for 5 hours, all accessories and even dry ice for the first dance!

Our team of DJs have a wealth of experience and with a little consultation prior to the event can keep the party going on full strength for hours, playing a selection of music from all genres and all around the world to keep you and your guests entertained. They can even offer advice on music for specific parts of the day, such as background music as guests arrive or through the meal service.

When you need to hire a wedding or party DJ in Melbourne or a wedding MC in the Yarra Valley you can’t afford to get it wrong. Black Tie Events have the credentials and testimonials to assure you of the ultimate DJ service in Melbourne

So, if you are searching for a DJ in Melbourne, DJ hire in Melbourne, party DJ hire in Melbourne or corporate DJ hire in Melbourne, we have all the solutions that you need. You can call on 0400 477 552 or contact us directly via our website. We look forward to hearing from you and answering any questions that you may have.


Mark Farrelly
Mark Farrelly
December 4, 2023
Mark was the DJ for my recent birthday party and he was absolutely fantastic. We discussed in advance the "mood" we wanted with some cruisy "lounge music" to begin the night before some speeches and then kick off the dancing straight after that. Mark did a wonderful job, choosing exactly the right song every time to keep the mood exactly where we wanted to be. And then once we gave the signal to "crank it up" he brought out a great mix of hits and favourites that had everyone on the dance floor. Mark has a unique ability, unlike a lot of other dj's, to be able to properly "read the room" and so choose the next track based on the energy of what is going on and so to keep that energy flowing. The party was a great success thanks to Mark and people are still raving about how much fun they had. Don't hesitate to book Mark for your next gig, he's a great guy, great gear, great music - the best!!!!!
Bishoi Henen
Bishoi Henen
October 3, 2023
Mark was a great MC/DJ, he was punctual, listened to all of our requests and gave us some great tips. We would be happy to recommend Mark to our friends and family. Thanks
Simren Seychell
Simren Seychell
August 17, 2023
Mark DJ'd at our recent annual Physiotherapy Student Society ball and we couldn't reccomend him more highly! Mark was more than happy to take on song requests prior to and on the night, and handed out song request cards so everyone was happy with the music! His lighting setup also really created a great vibe. Thank you Mark for being so easy to work with and responsive, and helping make our night so wonderful! - MUPSS
Lys A
Lys A
August 8, 2023
We chose Mark for his DJ and MC services for our wedding. He was very prompt in his responses, and made sure to give us a call if we needed to clarify anything. Mark also guided us with the timeline of our reception and gave us great suggestions from his previous experience. We were impressed by his knowledge and professionalism. We highly recommend him and would use him again for other events.
Anita Osmond
Anita Osmond
January 22, 2023
I’m so glad we hired Mark to do the entertainment as DJ, and to MC at my daughter’s wedding in January 2023. He listened to what we wanted, and was the utmost professional. He assisted us with the running order of the night and was easy to work with. Mark was keen to help with any questions we had and even offer advice based on his experience, which we found very helpful. Most importantly, he knows how to fill up the dance floor, getting everyone up and dancing to great music all night long. Mark knew when to speed things up and slow things down, and how to mix things up when needed. He taps into the guests' vibe and selects music that suits. As MC, he also kept the evening’s events flowing smoothly all night and we didn't have to worry about anything. The whole night ran so well because he had his eye on all the details. We couldn’t have asked for more. Everyone had an awesome time and have great memories to keep. He made it lots of fun. I would highly recommend him for your event needs, without hesitation.
Kelsey m
Kelsey m
December 18, 2022
Mark was our DJ and MC for our wedding in October 2022. I would highly recommend him. Before the wedding Mark helped us with our timeline to make sure everything ran smoothly. During the night he really listened to what we wanted played but also played requests from guests which got everyone up and dancing. Mark created a perfect atmosphere and and we couldn't have been happier.
Robert Lindsey
Robert Lindsey
September 12, 2022
Mark was DJ and MC for our wedding reception in July 2022, and we would happily recommend him to anyone. From our first phone call, right through to the day itself, Mark was professional, reassuring, and proactive. He responded to our initial enquiry very quickly, actively followed up with us in the weeks and days leading up to the wedding, and was friendly and professional at every stage. At the event itself, Mark ran the show smoothly and responded well to the people and feeling of the room. We particularly appreciated the classy and mature vibe that he brings to his MCing. Thank you so much Mark!
Jordan Steph
Jordan Steph
April 12, 2022
Mark was our DJ/ MC at our wedding on the 11th of March 2022. He made the night run smoothly and everyone enjoyed the night and the music. Thankyou so much for a successful evening. Steph and Jordan Oviss
Riana Gioffre
Riana Gioffre
March 21, 2022
Mark was absolutely amazing at our wedding on Saturday! He made the day stress free, all music was suited to our event and everything flowed so well having him as our MC. He also provided dry ice for our first dance which looks fantastic in our photos! He also met with us prior to ensure all details were correct and had greta communication with us throughout. Would highly recommend Mark for your special event!
Breanna Dekan
Breanna Dekan
May 9, 2021
My husband and I cannot recommend Mark more, he made our wedding at Roomba’s in Gisborne perfect and completely stress free. He was more then happy to take song requests from our wedding guests and knows how to set the tone for everyone to have a great night. If you are looking for an amazing MC and DJ look no further. Thank you once again Mark for going above and beyond to make sure my husband and I as well as all our guests had a great time!