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Get ready to experience the ultimate in wedding entertainment with Chad Dowling Productions!

Based in Portland, Oregon, we are a unique and creative DJ / Photo Booth Entertainment company that is dedicated to making your big day absolutely perfect.

With over 30 years of experience, Chad knows that every wedding is different and that's why he offers a customized experience to cater to your specific needs and wishes. Whether you're looking for fun, classy, modern, upbeat, or elegant music, Chad will work with you to make sure your wedding day is exactly what you dreamed of.

As both the DJ and MC, Chad will make all of your announcements, guide your guests, and coordinate with other vendors to ensure that your special day runs smoothly and most importantly, everyone has a blast!

At Chad Dowling Productions, we offer a wide variety of music genres to choose from, including country, hip-hop, and everything in between. Our goal is to provide you with a fun-filled day to treasure forever, and we'll be there every step of the way to help with the details.

Our services include a luxury DJ booth, professional sound system, wireless microphones, dance floor lighting, a white tower photo booth, up-lighting, custom monograms, and our special "Dance In the Clouds" dry ice effect. We also offer projector and screen rentals, free consultation, and online planning tools. And don't forget, we have liability insurance and a one-event-per-day guarantee to give you peace of mind.

So what are you waiting for? Contact us today to set up your FREE no-obligation wedding consultation. Get ready for an unforgettable wedding experience with Chad Dowling Productions!

Frequently asked questions

What is the starting price for wedding DJ services?

$2,500

What is included in the starting price?

Consultation
Disco Ball
Flat Screen
MC
Microphones
Sound/PA System

What is the price of your most popular wedding package?

$3,500

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

Consultation
Disco Ball
Flat Screen
Sound/PA System
MC
Microphones

What is the starting price for uplighting?

$100

What music genres do you specialize in?

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

What services do you offer?

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

What additional equipment do you offer?

Disco Ball
Flat Screen
Microphones
Photobooth
Projector
Sound/PA System
Uplighting
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Reviews of Chad Dowling Productions

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Chad and Gretchen are highly recommended as a DJ and photo booth duo for weddings. They have a deep knowledge of music and DJing and can create a playlist that fits the couple's preferences and keeps the dance floor packed. They are also praised for their professionalism, attention to detail, and ability to go above and beyond to ensure the wedding is perfect. Guests have complimented their energy and interaction with the crowd, and the added features like a camera-equipped DJ booth and photo booth have been well-received. Overall, Chad and Gretchen are described as talented, flexible, enthusiastic, and a joy to work with.

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Chad and Gretchen are highly recommended as a DJ and photo booth duo for weddings. They have a deep knowledge of music and DJing and can create a playlist that fits the couple's preferences and keeps the dance floor packed. They are also praised for their professionalism, attention to detail, and ability to go above and beyond to ensure the wedding is perfect. Guests have complimented their energy and interaction with the crowd, and the added features like a camera-equipped DJ booth and photo booth have been well-received. Overall, Chad and Gretchen are described as talented, flexible, enthusiastic, and a joy to work with.

Elisabeth
Elisabeth Sent on 10/29/2023
5 out of 5 rating

This wedding planner loves Chad and Gretchen!

As a wedding planner, I've worked with a lot of DJs and photo booth operators. The dynamic duo of Chad and Gretchen are hard to beat. While both are excellent on their own, I highly recommend hiring both (Chad as DJ, Gretchen as photo booth). They bring a positive, generous energy to any event they work -- not to mention loads of professional expertise and equipment!
Amber
Amber B. Sent on 04/25/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Best DJ and Photo Booth Team You Could Ask For!

Chad and Gretchen are an absolute delight, and one amazing team! We were lucky enough to have them DJ and Photo Booth for our wedding, and they were a complete hit all around. Not only did they keep the energy and fun factor at a constant high during the reception, but they were also soooo instrumental in keeping our wedding running smoothly, and on time. This was a huge weight off our shoulders, so we were able to just be in the moment and enjoy the day. You could not ask for 2 more professional and fun people to work with. They made the entire experience all the more memorable, and for that we are eternally grateful.
Johanna
Johanna Sent on 12/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

11/10 Amazing DJ. Chad and Gretchen are the Best in the Business

When planning our wedding, we knew we wanted the music to be epic! Music is so important to my now husband Ryan and me. We wanted a packed dance floor, but we also wanted to incorporate our Jewish culture and even play some of our psych-rock faves, plus the odd request from our parents. It was a tall request! Chad handled it like a champ and created a playlist that checked our boxes and got everyone on the dance floor!

When working with Chad, it's apparent that he had an enormous knowledge of music and DJing, as well as the intricacies of events and hosting. He had so many great suggestions and understood what we wanted and more! He even incorporated our weird sense of humor into our playlist. For example, we mentioned in our wedding vows a joke about rickrolling, and he added Never Gonna Give You Up to our playlist! It was amazing!

At the last minute, we found out that our venue would be less involved in the day of coordination than we had previously thought. We had recruited some cousins to help, but when we told Chad and his wife/superstar partner in crime, Gretchen, about it, Gretchen stepped up to the plate without missing a beat. She coordinated our processional and the entrance to our reception. It was amazing! It meant so much to us that Chad and Gretchen would go above and beyond to ensure our wedding was perfect.

11/10, we would hire them again. We have nothing but the best things to say about Chad and Gretchen. We know they'll do everything possible to make your event extraordinary and customized to your taste.
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Professional Network & Endorsements

6 Endorsements
Studio 623 Photography Studio 623 Photography Wedding Photographers

Fun, entertaining, awesome; Chad will make your party amazing!

Bridal Bliss Bridal Bliss Wedding Planners

Great staff, great service, amazing DJ's!

A Beautiful Ceremony NW A Beautiful Ceremony NW Wedding Officiants

I look forward to every wedding I do with the Chad Dowling crew! I know the sound will be crystal clear and that everyone in attendance will be able to hear every word of the ceremony. The music will be expertly mixed, and they'll hit every cue right on the money. And they always make me sound amazing! :-)

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