Sound By Design

2107 E Capitol Drive, Milwaukee, WI 53211 Map · Phone number
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About Sound By Design

Thank you for your interest in our company. Sound By Design has been making occasions like yours special for over twenty years. We are recognized as a leader in the Milwaukee entertainment and event production industry. Voted “Best DJ” by Wisconsin Bride Magazine, Sound By Design takes a modern approach to entertainment. We can also make the planning process easy by providing multiple services. Entertain your guests with music from our DJs. Create a unique atmosphere with our full production lighting team. Grab a photo in a modern open-concept photo booth. And finally, capture it all with the help from our incredible videography team to relive your day over and over again.

When selecting a DJ company what you’re investing in is the team behind it all. We have an amazing staff that is very passionate about what they do. Many of our team members have been with Sound By Design for years. With that experience we are able to help personalize the entire event so that it is exactly what you are looking for.

Paul Hackbarth started Sound By Design in 1996 doing middle school dances. Over the years, Paul and his team have worked hard to grow Sound By Design into company you see today. Our capabilities allow us to now execute over 750 events a year.

In 2012 Paul and his wife opened up Camp Bar. The bar quickly became a neighborhood favorite later resulting in two more locations. It was only a matter of time before Paul combined his experience in the entertainment and bar industry to open up two event spaces - The Atrium and Birch. All together the brands form the Hackbarth Hospitality Group.

Visit our website: www.soundbydesign.org

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267 Reviews for Sound By Design

Recommended by 97% of couples


4.8 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 4.9
  • Value 4.8
  • Average response time 4.8

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    Holly Ann · Married on 09/12/2020

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    Our 12.21.19 Wedding

    We worked with Max for our wedding who was amazing! He met with us prior to the wedding and we were able to discuss our vision for the wedding. Max was so fun throughout the night, even though our crowd wasn't big into dancing he still kept the party going! He would frequently come out onto the dance floor and dance with us and was always singing and dancing behind the booth, we loved it! SBD was awesome to work with and we were so lucky to have Max as our DJ, he truly made my fiancé and I feel special and was so chill and fun!!

    Sent on 12/23/2019
  • Julia

    Julia Armstrong · Married on 09/12/2020

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    Made for a fun night!

    Trent from Sound By Design did such an amazing job with our wedding! Meeting with him over the phone beforehand, he helped us plan out the schedule for the whole evening and then he executed wonderfully as an emcee. During the reception, every single song he played was a hit! The dance floor was packed with people (including the bride!) until the venue kicked us out. Our guests can't stop talking about how much fun they had dancing the night away. Thank you Trent and Sound By Design for helping us throw one heck of a party!

    Sent on 01/28/2020
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    Megan Schulz · Married on 07/11/2020

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    Successful COVID Wedding

    We worked with Torie for our wedding on 7/11/20 and I cannot recommend him and the whole Sound by Design team enough. Not only were they more than accommodating with having to change our date and venue but made sure to take extra safety precautions at our wedding, like wearing a mask, all while playing the best music to keep our guests dancing all night. I didn’t know if anyone would even feel comfortable dancing but Torie played such great songs that it made everyone relax and have a great time.

    Sent on 07/13/2020

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Sound By Design FAQ

  • What is the starting price for wedding DJ services?
    $ 1295.00
  • What is included in the starting price?
    Consultation
    MC
    Microphones
    Sound/PA System
  • What is the price of your most popular wedding package?
    $ 1795.00
  • What is included in the price of your most popular wedding package?
    Consultation
    Sound/PA System
    MC
    Microphones
  • What is the starting price for uplighting?
    $ 40.00
  • 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
    Karaoke
    MC
  • What additional equipment do you offer?
    Flat Screen
    Microphones
    Photobooth
    Projector
    Sound/PA System
    Uplighting

1 Wedding Deal & Discount

  • Sound By Design 1
    DJ Client Videography Discount

    Book as a DJ client and recieve $500 off videography

Professional Network & Endorsements

2 Endorsements

  • Nakasato Photography Wedding Photographers

    We have worked with Sound by Design at many of our weddings and their DJ's are always professional and do a great job! They all are friendly and you can tell really enjoy their job!!!! We would hands down always recommend them for a great professional DJ team that will do an amazing job!!!!!

  • Jaxie Wedding Dresses

    I have no idea where to even begin with Sound By Design. Simply put... they are the BEST in the business. From their ability to keep the party going ALL night long to the details they put into making each and every wedding a success are unmatched. We recently used SBD for my sister's wedding and they totally transformed Turner Hall into a wedding right out of a magazine. The color wash and uplighting in the room was so beyond magical. The photo booth was a hit and they just launched a SBD Films division which we also used and were blown away. Don't think twice... book them before your date is gone!

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