We are dedicated to the highest quality of service, delivered with our own brand of imagination, originality and creativity.
ILLUME Lighting + Event Design is an event design and rental company working with creatively minded clients to blend an array of modern visual elements to create a personalized atmosphere for your event. Though we call Pittsburgh home, we proudly serve our clients nationwide.
You rarely get a second chance when planning a significant event. This is why it is essential to have a confident, experienced, and motivated team to work with you through the planning process – and bring your dreams to life. Our team will work for you as you design and execute your perfect event, listening to your ideas, and helping you achieve your dream event.
What Our Clients Say
Chris from ILLUME was an absolute JOY to work with. My initial plan with my ceiling treatment for my wedding fell through when the company closed down – so I had to find something 1 week before the wedding!! Chris was able to not only accommodate, but to surpass my expectations with his professionalism and coupled that with an easy transaction all virtually and confidentially. When I arrived to my reception, my jaw dropped. It was absolutely what we discussed and what was expected!Angeleah – Wedding Client
Chris is the most creative and amazing lighting design person we have ever had the pleasure of working with. His attention to detail, professionalism and insight into lighting design is unparalleled here in Pittsburgh. Brides, if you have a vision of how your room can look, Chris has you covered. As a matter of fact, I am certain he will exceed your expectations! Always on the cutting edge of lighting design, we have always seen amazing results from Chris and ILLUME. Book him now!Steve Lebo – Party-Time Productions
Chris MADE our wedding venue!! He transformed a parish hall into a magically romantic setting. I wasn’t keen on hiring a draper at first but when I met with him I knew we needed him. He designed draping and lighting that took our guests’ breath away – shortening the room to make it more cozy, creating a gracious entrance, artistically hiding unattractive wall features, and evoking a truly upscale feel – with attentive concern for my budget!! He also hung photo boards for us. He was truly a pleasure to work with – friendly, professional, accommodating, responsive. He exceeded our every expectation.Marie – Wedding Client
If you’re looking for lighting, then go no further – ILLUME is the place to go! Owner, Chris Ubinger is awesome to work with and I hope I have the opportunity to work with him again in the very near future! Not only does he know his stuff, but he is genuinely a very nice person, who cares about his clients needs and goes above and beyond to make them happy. I would highly recommend ILLUME for all your lighting needs.Karen Nottingham – Fab Affairs, LLC
Behind The Design
Chris UbingerPresident + Designer
With over fifteen years of experience in event lighting and design, I continue to push the boundaries with stunning lighting and visual enhancements to clients’ events around the country. Locally, I have designed and illuminated numerous privately hosted events; such as Riverlife’s Party at the Pier and the annual Rivers Casino New Year’s Eve functions. I have also traveled with various touring productions, where I spent time learning and honing my skills as a design professional; before choosing to bring my expertise back to my hometown, here in Pittsburgh.
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