About Us

Who We Are.

ILLUME Lighting + Event Design is an event production company specializing in lighting, drapery, decor, and rental services. We are a family-owned and operated company with a team of specialists from technical, fabrication, and management backgrounds, all coming together to produce your event. We proudly design for clients anywhere their event may be, including nationwide destinations, though we call Pittsburgh home.

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 event on time.

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 plan. We will talk through all the event design details to determine your wants, needs, and what we can do to assist you best.

The Design.​

We will bring your vision to fruition. No matter how big, we will take your ideas and develop 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.

Significant events do not happen overnight. From steaming fabric to building custom decor items, our team spends countless hours preparing for your event. A team member inspects every piece of equipment before going out our doors to ensure the highest quality.

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 unique event.

Meet The Team.

Chris Ubinger - Founder of ILLUME Lighting + Event Design

Chris Ubinger | Founder

With nearly twenty years of experience in event lighting and design, Chris continues to push the boundaries with stunning lighting and visual enhancements to clients around the country. Locally, he has designed and illuminated numerous privately hosted events such as Riverlife’s Party at the Pier and the annual Rivers Casino New Year’s Eve Party. He has also traveled with various touring productions, where he spent time learning and growing as a design professional before choosing to bring his expertise back to Pittsburgh. When designing an event, his philosophy is to meet with the client, listen to their thoughts, then work with them to create a distinctive experience. Throughout the entire process, he strives to guide each client in the right direction and alleviate the stress of planning an event. Chris is always researching the latest trends and aims to stay ahead of the curve, offering the most current and modern lighting and design ideas.

Kristin Maher | Event Specialist

Kristin Maher - Event Specialist at ILLUME Lighting + Event Design