FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What experience does Black Diamond Event Production have?
We’ve been in business for nearly two decades and have a combined talent pool experience of over 50 years. Each year we perform, on average, between 150 – 225 events of all types and sizes.
Our wedding teams are the cream of the crop. All wedding DJs and MCs must complete a rigorous in-house 10 month training program prior to accepting their own wedding bookings and are expected to practice weekly either on their own or during our weekly DJ Mixing Sessions (which are a TON of fun and you may have seen some clips from these nights on our Instagram Reels).
Learn more about the Black Diamond Events Team, history and growing collection of industry awards on our About Us page.
Who will be the DJ at my event?
Your DJ and the other members of the Black Diamond Events Team working on your event are assigned/scheduled based on your particular event requirements and the availability of our professional entertainment staff.
Of course, if you have a specific entertainer in mind, we will be happy to work with you to schedule that particular talent!
Learn more about our Entertainment Team on the About Us page.
How far does Black Diamond travel?
Does Black Diamond provide lighting?
Oh boy do we! Black Diamond Event Production offers lighting packages from simple to ‘WOW!’ For all event types, Level 1 packages do not include lighting. Level 2 packages for most event types include uplighting. For school formal events (homecomings, proms, college formals) most Level 2, Level 3 and Level 4 packages include some degree of intelligent party/club lighting. Check out some of our lighting packages and options on our Lighting Services page.
The most popular lighting services include:
What other event services does Black Diamond offer?
Aside from DJ entertainment, Black Diamond Event Production can also provide:
– Dance Floor Lighting Packages
– Uplighting Packages
– Event & Commercial Drone Photography
– Music Video Dance Parties (remember the original MTV?)
– Audio/Visual Setups
– Classic Print Photo Booths
– 360 Degree Video Booths
– Modern Digital Social Photo Booths
– Novelty Entertainment
– Live Instrumentalists & Vocalists
– Event Marketing & Graphic Design
– Professional Event Consulting
– Game Shows and Team Building activities
– Games GALORE!
– and so much MORE.
Are you a "big" company performing cookie cutter events?
Absolutely not. A big fat NO to “cookie cutter” events.
Just like our vibrant clients, each event planned by Black Diamond Event Production is custom designed and unique. You will work with a dedicated event coordinator from start to finish and not someone that “passes the torch” – or relays your planning details – to another department or crew. With direct contact with your event coordinator, you do not have to worry about important planning information being miscommunicated to others or passed on to a subcontractor. Our Events Team are all exclusive W2 employees. Black Diamond is not a talent booking agency or middleman.
What you see is what you get!
What type of equipment does Black Diamond use?
Only the best!
I (Dave Buono writing this) pride myself in the audio, lighting, and video investments we have made over the years to bring you and your guests first class entertainment facilitated by first class gear.
Some of the brands we utilize are…
…among many others!
If you are a tech geek like us and would like more information on equipment specs then make sure to ask your event coordinator for the complete equipment order for your event.
How will the Entertainment Team dress for my event?
That is entirely up to you and the theme of your event. Casual events often call for long sleeved Henley style shirts – or sometimes the stylish jeans & top while for more formal events you can expect your Entertainment Team in a full neutral-colored suit. Tuxedos are reserved for the guests and guest(s) of honor. If your event is a tux-only event, then you can expect your entertainment team will arrive dressed to the nines however additional fees may apply for rentals and tailor fitting/adjustment time.
Or.. perhaps you have a fun and quirky theme. Our Entertainers love to dress up!
Can I meet you in person?
Absolutely. We are happy to do so.
How can you expect to hand the most important and memorable component of your event to someone you have never met. We don’t sell our equipment, we sell our talent and personalities – which I hope you take the time to get to know. We also have the ability for you to schedule virtual meetings during standard business hours. Links for DJ-specific availability are provided once an event is booked, or by completing a new event intake form.
I would be happy to set up a time to sit down with you and yours for a no-cost, no-obligation face-to-face interview. Please contact us to schedule a sit-down meeting!
-Dave Buono, Owner
What forms of payment do you accept?
Our official and preferred forms of payment are:
- Venmo (@spinnermusic)
- Cashier’s/Bank Check
Black Diamond does have a third party credit card processing partner for those that wish to rack up some points, however Black Diamond does not officially accept credit payments in house and there may be a nominal convenience fee charged to the client by the third party platform. Please contact Black Diamond if this applies to you.
*For your safety, please do not mail cash.
What are PRIME EVENT DATES and associated minimum spend requirements?
During our peak event demand times and on holidays/federal holiday “long weekends” Black Diamond implements a minimum spend policy. Our package prices are not altered/inflated for these peak dates however a client booking a Prime Event Date must meet or exceed a minimum contract bracket by bundling services to meet the minimum. This is accomplished via booking services such as videography, photo booth, uplighting, etc. This policy is to ensure proper and adequate staffing and to meet the extremely high demand of these dates in the wedding & events industry.
Please contact us for minimum spend levels on the below upcoming Prime Event Dates:
- All Saturday’s between May 10th – November 1st, 2022
- Saturday 12/24/22 (Christmas Eve)
- Sunday 12/25/22 (Christmas)
- Saturday 12/31/22 (New Year’s Eve)
- All Saturday’s between May 10th – October 22nd, 2023
- Friday 5/26/23 (Memorial Day Weekend)
- Saturday 5/27/23 (Memorial Day Weekend)
- Sunday 5/28/23 (Memorial Day Weekend)
- Sunday 6/18/23 (Father’s Day / Long Federal Holiday Weekend)
- Tuesday 7/4/23 (U.S. Independence Day)
- Friday 9/1/23 (Labor Day Weekend)
- Saturday 9/2/23 (Labor Day Weekend)
- Sunday 9/3/23 (Labor Day Weekend)
- Friday 10/6/23 (Columbus Day Weekend)
- Saturday 10/7/23 (Columbus Day Weekend)
- Sunday 10/8/23 (Columbus Day Weekend)
- Sunday 12/24/23 (Christmas Eve)
- Monday 12/25/23 (Christmas Day)
- Sunday 12/31/23 (New Year’s Eve)
- All Saturday’s between May 10th – October 27th, 2024
- Friday 5/24/24 (Memorial Day Weekend)
- Saturday 5/25/24 (Memorial Day Weekend)
- Sunday 5/26/24 (Memorial Day Weekend)
- Thursday 7/4/24 (U.S. Independence Day)
- Friday 7/5/24
- Friday 8/30/24 (Labor Day Weekend)
- Saturday 8/31/24 (Labor Day Weekend)
- Sunday 9/1/24 (Labor Day Weekend)
- Friday 10/11/24 (Columbus Day Weekend)
- Saturday 10/12/24 (Columbus Day Weekend)
- Sunday 10/13/24 (Columbus Day Weekend)
Photo & Video Services FAQs
Who will be my wedding photographer?
Black Diamond has partnered with Nick Grace Photography to provide award-winning wedding and event photography services that pair perfectly with our entertainment team. Nick and his team of professional associates are available for engagement sessions, wedding day-of single and double shooter packages and newborn/family!
Learn more about photographer Nick Grace and view past wedding galleries.
WHEN and HOW will my photography files be delivered?
Black Diamond does not provide specific album delivery dates but rather a window (1-3 weeks for sneak peaks and 6-10 weeks for final edit galleries) because of the seasonal demand of the New England wedding market.
Final image edits are digitally delivered in high resolution formats via a password protected gallery link. It is the client’s sole responsibility to access and download their final image edits to a device or media backup format of their/your choosing within 30 days of final image edit delivery. Emergency files are kept on hand for a very limited time and let’s face it… nobody fully trusts technology so please download and backup final image edits right away to prevent loss!
Professionally printed and bound photo albums and USB/flash drive delivery options are also available for a limited time after the event for an additional fee.
Who will be the videographer at my event?
We were so impressed by videographer Nikko Jokiaho‘s luxury/sports vehicle, destination travel and collegiate sports video reels that we immediately reached out to secure him exclusively for Black Diamond Wedding Films. Nikko’s magic is in his editing as evident by his wedding and event videography portfolio. With Nikko as Black Diamond’s lead filmmaker and editor in chief, paired with his hand-picked team of associate videographers, your event videography needs are handled specifically by Nikko. Because of Nikko’s editing prowess and his high demand/limited availability schedule Black Diamond may assign a member of his associate videographers and filmmakers to oversee day-of event video content shooting however final edits and delivery are managed directly by the film creative genius himself.
WHEN and HOW will my videography files be delivered?
Black Diamond does not provide specific video delivery dates but rather a window (1-3 weeks for sneak peaks on Feature Length services, 2-6 weeks on Highlight Reel services and 6-12 weeks for final Feature Length Film edits) because of the seasonal demand of the New England wedding market and extensive time it takes to import, edit, color correct, audio splice, master and export HD video.
Final video edits are digitally delivered in high resolution formats via a password protected gallery link. It is the client’s sole responsibility to access and download their final video edits to a device or media backup format of their/your choosing within 30 days of final image edit delivery. Emergency files are kept on hand for a very limited time and let’s face it… nobody fully trusts technology so please download and backup final video edits right away to prevent loss!
Professionally produced DVD keepsakes and USB/flash drive delivery options are also available for a limited time after the event for an additional fee.
What are my Photo Booth backdrop options?
View our current collection of designer photo booth backdrops and other customization options here.
What if there is no WIFI or cellular service for the Digital Social Photo Booth at my venue?
No worries. In cases where cell/hotspot service is limited and/or WIFI unavailable, Black Diamond’s Digital Social Photo Booths are able to batch send to SMS and email recipients at a later time as well as same-day delivery via AirDrop to Apple devices.
Photo & Boomerang creations are also backed up to cloud services post-event for access by clients and their guests for a limited time post event.