About Us

Who We Are.

ILLUME Lighting + Event Design is an event design and production company specializing in lighting, drapery, decor, and live production services. We comprise a team with backgrounds ranging from live production to corporations all coming together to produce your event. Though we call Pittsburgh home, we proudly design for clients anywhere their event may call home including nationwide and international destinations.

You rarely get a second chance when planning a significant event such as a wedding or social gathering. So it is essential to have a confident, experienced, and motivated team to work with you through the planning process – and bring your ideas to actuality. Our team will work for you as we design and execute your perfect event, listening to your ideas and budget requirements while helping you achieve your dream event on time.

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From Our Founder.

At ILLUME we are dedicated to the highest quality of service, delivered with our own brand of imagination, originality and creativity. We do not sell you ideas we have on a shelf at our warehouse just to make a sale but a truly customized atmosphere that matches your vision, theme and ambiance. A majority of our draping and decor inventory is fabricated by myself or my team to the exact specifications required.

I’m often asked what drives me to keep my business thriving. I think the answer is simple. Meeting with a client and discussing their event then seeing their ideas become a reality is what motivates me to do what I do. There is no greater feeling than speaking with a client after their event and realizing the impact myself and my team had on their event.

I look forward to speaking with you soon!

Chris Ubinger | Founder

Why Choose ILLUME?

The Discussion.

Every event designed is unique. We begin each new client relationship with a discussion about who you are, what you are looking for and the type of event you are planning. We will talk through all the event design details with you to determine your wants, needs and what we can do to best assist you.

The Design.

We will bring your vision to fruition. We will take your ideas, no matter how big they are, and come up with a one of a kind event design for you. Our design team is full of passion, creativity and years of experience, which will guarantee a superb and unique design for your event.

The Preparation.

Great events do not happen overnight. From steaming fabric to building custom decor items, our team spends countless hours preparing for your event. Every piece of equipment is inspected by a member of our team before going out our doors to ensure the highest quality of service.

The Execution.

The perfect event is always our goal. Our team will be on hand to handle all aspects of your event from start to finish, alleviating some of the stress for you. We will ensure that every detail falls into place like clockwork to create a remarkable atmosphere for your extraordinary event.