A Sound Celebration

A Sound Celebration

Hilton Head Island, Daufuskie Island
Fripp Island, Dataw, Beaufort
Bluffton, Savannah & Surounding areas, SC 29910 | map
Genres: Country, Electronic, Hip Hop, International, Jazz, O...
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About Us

 Stephen Manning, Disc Jockey, was raised in South Carolina has been a local resident of the Low Country since 1998.  His training in sound mixing began at the Adventure Radio Group.  He continued learning with an audio company during special events and in clubs.  He has been mixing sound for more than almost a decade volunteering for two different  church worship teams. 

As a child, his mother introduced him to Jazz, Classical and the  Cronies.  Older siblings familiarized him with Rock, Country and R & B and other upbeat music.  His love of music had begun and he started collecting hundreds of CD’s.  The natural progression of combining his music passion and sound experience was to begin working as a disc jockey.  A local entertainment gave him both training and the opportunity to begin this adventure.  In addition, being married to a wedding planner has given him insight into the importance of event planning.  All of those things have been instrumental to help bring his disc jockey business to where it is today.   As an ADJA (American Disc Jockey Association) member, he attends conferences, keeps up with current trends in the industry and draws an invaluable pool of knowledge.

His experience ranges from Wedding Receptions, Birthday and Christmas Parties, Engagement Proposals and other Special Events.  Stephen has an extensive library of music to satisfy almost any palate including Big Band, Blues, Classical, Hip-Hop/Rap, Jazz, Caribbean, Rock, Country, Top Forty, R&B, 40s, 50's 60s, 70’s, Disco, 80s, Funk, 90s, Classic Rock Beach & Shag, New Age, Salsa/Merange and Reggae.

Stephen prefers more of a low-key part of your event. Stephen's attentive posture helps him read the crowd and provide the right music  at the right time for you and your guests. Through a versatile and compact music system, Stephen is very mobile and can set up in  almost any location while filling even some of the bigger rooms with  sound.  With a separate sound system, he can manage sound for wedding ceremonies or other events where microphones may be needed.

Stephen resides in Bluffton, SC with his wedding planner wife, Lisa  (www.SouthernWeddings.com).  He has two beautiful daughters, Mackenzie (8) and Natalie (5) who fill their home with princess toys and much laughter.  Many Saturday mornings are spent dancing in the living room with the girls while he listens to new music.  He is the leader of the sound team and very active in his church.  Stephen is thankful to God for his many blessings, his family and letting him have a job that not only helps him provide for them but also lets him have a great time while he is doing it!


Most importantly, Stephen enjoys helping people celebrate special occasions through playing music.  He looks forward to being a part of your Sound Celebration!


  • Quality of Service: 5.0
  • Responsiveness: 5.0
  • Professionalism: 5.0
  • Value: 5.0
  • Flexibility: 5.0

Planning our Hilton Head wedding from Kansas City was definitely not the easiest thing I have ever done. When booking our music it was my sole purpose to keep our guests out of their seats and on the dance floor. From the very beginning- Stephen was wonderful to work with. He was willing to take our suggestions and gear our music playlist for our wedding around our interests. He was professional, fun, engaging and had exemplary customer service. At the end of the night, our guests were not ready to leave. Our wedding would not have been what it was without our music and hospitality from Stephen!

A Sound Celebration responded with the following comments:

Courtney...I appreciate your review. You were a stunning bride and very sweet and easy to work with. I am so glad I could be a part of your wedding day. Stephen

  • Wedding: 10/04/2013
Services Used: DJ
Associations I Belong to
A Sound Celebration is a wedding DJ from Hilton Head. We service weddings throughout the local area, including Beaufort, Bluffton, and Savannah. A Sound Celebration is a professional wedding DJ that has been part of the Hilton Head wedding industry for 8 years. We specialize in customized, fun & personal weddings and events
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My Awards
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2013 Bride's Choice Award®
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2012 Bride's Choice Award®