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
265 Reviews for Sound By Design
Recommended by 97% of couples
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Holly Ann · Getting married on 09/12/2020
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 Armstrong · Getting married on 09/12/2020
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
Leah Walters · Married on 01/11/2020
My husband and I could not be happier with our choice in using SBD for our 1/11/2030 wedding. Sound By Design did an impeccable job making the dance floor the place to be on our wedding day. Ray, our DJ for the evening, did an outstanding job at making sure the songs on our “do not play” list were skipped, and played every “must play” song on our list. My husband and I had high standards for our DJ, as we love music and dancing, and SBD nailed every aspect. We had specific preferences on music for the whole evening, and Ray made sure every preference was met. We had a last minute change in music the night before our wedding, and Ray promptly made the changes without hesitation. We could not be happier in our decision of choosing SBD for our wedding DJSent on 01/14/2020
Book as a DJ client and recieve $500 off videography
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!!!!!
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!