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POWELL WEDDINGS & EVENTS

Salt Lake City, UT View map Visit website
2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
Rating 5.0 out of 5
78 reviews
$2,150 Most Popular Price

About

2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
$2,150 Most Popular Price

Formerly Squawkbox Sound, Powell Wedding & Events is an experienced destination wedding DJ & photography company based in Salt Lake City, Utah. Lead by company founders Morgan & Russ Powell, this team of dynamic performers aims to provide professional, fun-filled, and stress-free entertainment, photography, and master of ceremonies for your big day.

Experience

DJ Russ has had a love of music from a young age and has carried this passion with him throughout his life. He found his calling as a wedding DJ in 2003 when he was asked to lend his professional sound system for a friends wedding. Instead of simply fulfilling this request, Russ stepped in as the lead DJ and Emcee for the event. With guests impressed by his stylish sounds and crowd engagement, he booked two further wedding events that very night, and Squawkbox Sound was born. Fast forward to today, Powell Weddings & Events travels to bring you the highest quality entertainment available

Services Offered

Their team aims to treat every client like a part of their family. They offer a consultation to get to know your needs and style so that they can customize your experience in line with your preferences. They can supply a wide variety of music from a range of genres including rock, pop, oldies, country, indie, and more. Their professional MC services ensures that your event flows seamlessly, while their curated playlists guarantee a full dance floor all night long. They even offer Hush Parties aka silent disco. This company has also paired with a range of diverse vendors to enhance your day. These include photographers, planners, officiants, and many others. Their personalized DJ packages include:

  • Micro-Weddings festivities
  • Ceremonies & Elopement sound
  • Hush Parties
  • Custom lighting & uplighting
  • Spotify playlist integration
  • Club style deejaying
  • Special dance mixes and mashups
  • Woman-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the starting price for wedding DJ services?

$1,550

What is included in the starting price?

Consultation
Microphones
Sound/PA System

What is the price of your most popular wedding package?

$2,150

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

Consultation
Sound/PA System
MC
Microphones
Travel Expenses

What is the starting price for uplighting?

$200

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?

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

What additional equipment do you offer?

Disco Ball
Microphones
Sound/PA System
Uplighting

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    Alicia R. Married on 09/04/2021
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    Amazing experience!!!

    Russ and his wife, Morgan, the owners of Powell Weddings & Events are truly phenomenal. We had Russ DJ/MC our outdoor wedding ceremony and reception and couldn’t have been more happy with the experience. From the moment I first reached out to Russ (2 years ago thanks to covid!), the care, consideration, and communication that was put forth by him and Morgan couldn’t have been beat. They truly care about each of their couples and have a way of making you and your unique love story feel special. Our wedding night went perfectly. The flow and scheduling was spot on, all thanks to Russ and his son/awesome assistant! We had multiple compliments from guests on how awesome the DJ/dancing portion of the night went, and one of our friends even ended up with a great recommendation from Russ for his own wedding - as Russ himself wasn’t available for the date! It was incredible to me that Russ took the time after our event to get in contact with said friend to make sure he was set up with someone fantastic for his quickly approaching wedding. That alone shows the passion Russ has for the industry. I highly recommend Powell Weddings & Events for anyone searching for a DJ/MC. You truly cannot/will not have a less than amazing experience.
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    Melinda C. Married on 08/28/2021
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    The best DJ for a wedding! (or any event)

    Russ and Morgan are the sweetest couple and amazing to work with. Russ was fantastic as our wedding DJ and MC, and really kept things flowing nicely. Our guests were dancing and having a great time. He really knows how to read the room and play a good mix for everyone.
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    Joey S. Married on 07/31/2021
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    An unforgettable party!

    Russ was by far the most fun and intuitive DJ. Russ worked with us to determine what music we wanted for our night, and then created an unbelievable set. We danced the night away, and our guests gushed about the amount of fun they had on the dance floor. I recommend Russ to any one who is hoping to have a personable, talented, and BLAST of a human being as their DJ.

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2011 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2010 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2009 Winner

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  • Karen & Kevin
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Professional Network & Endorsements

11 Endorsements
Monica Smith - Harpist Monica Smith - Harpist Wedding Musicians

Russ at Squawkbox Sound is one of the best! Always happy, positive and knows how to get the party started! I have worked with him at weddings and also have seen him at public events like the Witches Fest each year. He knows his stuff and I am always happy when I see him at events!

Ryan Hender Films | Wedding Videographers Ryan Hender Films | Wedding Videographers Wedding Videographers

I always enjoy working with Russ. Every time I see him as the DJ, I am so relieved. It is so important to have people who know what they are doing on your wedding day, you really won't understand how important it is until you don't have it. Hire Russ and avoid regret. I can't tell you how many times I have been working, when the DJ's equipment malfunctions, or the microphone doesn't work right, cursing out every third word. I have seen speakers light on fire because the DJ was pushing too much power to the speaker. This is the sort of thing that happens with less experienced DJs. Don't let this be you! Hire Russ, he is your man! Hiring a DJ isn't just about the music. The DJ is single handedly carrying your wedding party on his/her shoulders. The wedding Ceremony is for you as a couple, the rest of the night is a party for the guests. Russ does a fabulous job carrying the crowd. He is an amazing MC and he knows JUST what to play to pull the dancing into a frenzy if it starts to crash. He has a variety of lights, speakers, all professional quality.

Eric Anthony Event Singer-Guitarist Eric Anthony Event Singer-Guitarist Wedding Musicians

Russ is an awesome DJ and a nice guy. I have worked with him several times over the years and he's always very professional and personable. He uses top of the line equipment and knows how to read a crowd and play the right music. I would definitely recommend him to anyone whose looking for an amazing DJ to make your special event memorable!

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2947 Anne Marie Drive Salt Lake City, UT, 84121
8018239888

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