Cranwell Resort, Lenox, Massachusetts. Click the picture to see more pictures of this venue.

Wow your guests when they arrive!

Crowne Plaza ballroom, Pittsfield, Mass.

Transform any "dull" room into a thing of beauty with my low heat, high-powered LED lighting system. From small rooms to massive event halls, I've got you covered!

Crowne Plaza, Pittsfield, Mass. The color(s) of your uplighting will be matched perfectly to your decor.

Previously reserved for ultra high-end affairs, professionals are building entire businesses offering uplighting alone. It's all about the WOW factor.  Put simply, uplighting refers to the use of floor-mounted lighting fixtures aimed skyward to light the wall(s) and ceiling of your venue. Any venue will benefit from properly placed and controlled uplights. Charges for these types of services vary wildly, and are usually based on the size of your venue, but also based on how widespread you want the effect to be. Now more than ever, even if your guests have been to your venue before, you can show it off to them in a way they have never seen it!

Champagne uplighting and custom monogram for this New Year's Eve wedding at the Berkshire Hills Country Club. Click the picture to see more from this venue.

Uplighting Rates

Here is a general idea of how much uplighting works best in some of the more popular venues in Berkshire County:

 

Berkshire Hills Country Club: 13 fixtures

Berkshire Hills Country Club w/lobby: 15 fixtures

Country Club of Pittsfield: 15 fixtures

Country Club of Pittsfield w/foyer: 18 fixtures

Cranwell -Sloane Ballroom: 12 - 18 fixtures

Crissey Farm: 12 - 18 fixtures

Crowne Plaza top floor: 12 - 18 fixtures

Crowne Plaza 1/2 ballroom: 12 - 18 fixtures

Crowne Plaza whole ballroom: 24 - 30 fixtures

I.T.A.M. Lodge - main room only: 12 fixtures

I.T.A.M. Lodge w/ bar area & lobby: 18 fixtures

Jiminy Peak - Crane Lodge: 12 fixtures

Jiminy Peak - JJ's Lodge 24 fixtures

 

"with DJ package" shows the unbeatable cost when added to your DJ package booked with Chris. By far the best value! (for services rendered in Berkshire County ONLY)

 

Don't need a DJ, no problem. Add a $149 site fee and Chris will deliver and set up your lighting, then retrieve it at the end of your event. This allows Chris to DJ elsewhere that day. Chris can assist you if you need any help deciding on a color scheme and it remains unchanged throughout your event. (for services rendered in Berkshire County ONLY) The site fee includes an on-site visit with you weeks before your event to discuss where the lighting should be used, and for you to see a light and choose exactly what color(s) you want.

A head table before and after uplighting at the Skyline Country Club in Lanesborough, Massachusetts.

See uplighting in area venues

While my lights work wonders in any venue the Berkshires has to offer, you're probably interested in seeing what they'll do in the venue you'll be using.

 

Use this link to see how they look in different venues around the Berkshires. It is important to note that these images are from events where Chris was the DJ and also provided uplighting. The color schemes shown are always predetermined and agreed upon. Once the dancing has begun, the option to allow the lights to undergo color changes and slow fades is discussed and planned for ahead of time as well.

 

Uplighting is the ideal way to bring much-needed light into a space, as was the case here in the Historic Round Stone barn at Hancock Shaker Village in Hancock, Mass. The fixtures used here are completely wireless.

Where should the uplighting be?

The colors are expertly matched to your decor.

Aesthetically, the location of the fixtures should be based on highlighting the natural architectural features of the space: columns, corners, ornate framing, fireplaces, etc. Even though an alternative term for uplighting is "wall-washing," usually that is not the goal. Think of uplighting as a way to highlight certain areas of the room you would like to draw attention to (behind the head table, behind the cake table, near the entrance, near the bar, etc). You can also breathe life into areas that are otherwise boring or plain, such as the hallways leading into the main room, or those leading to restrooms or coatrooms. Of course, it's light, so it comes in handy to brighten up areas is needed.

The Crowne Plaza, Pittsfield, Mass. Click the picture to see more from this venue.

How many uplights do I need?

Here is a general idea of how much uplighting works best in some of the more popular venues in Berkshire County:

 

Berkshire Hills Country Club: 13 fixtures

Berkshire Hills Country Club w/lobby: 15 fixtures

Country Club of Pittsfield: 15 fixtures

Country Club of Pittsfield w/foyer: 18 fixtures

Cranwell -Sloane Ballroom: 12 - 18 fixtures

Crissey Farm: 12 - 18 fixtures

Crowne Plaza top floor: 12 - 18 fixtures

Crowne Plaza 1/2 ballroom: 12 - 18 fixtures

Crowne Plaza whole ballroom: 24 - 30 fixtures

I.T.A.M. Lodge - main room only: 12 fixtures

I.T.A.M. Lodge w/ bar area & lobby: 18 fixtures

Jiminy Peak - Crane Lodge: 12 fixtures

Jiminy Peak - JJ's Lodge 24 fixtures

Occasionally, a venue lacks architectural interest, or is otherwise deemed too plain, drab, or "beige." Uplighting can work wonders to spice up these places. Without fancy elements to highlight, generally, lights spaced 15 to 25 feet apart will achieve results that are both effective, yet not overbearing.

 

Don't worry too much about how many lights are used, I have already done lighting jobs in most of the more popular venues in Berkshire County and will give you an idea of how many fixtures it will take to achieve the look you are going for. Prices for uplighting include custom lighting design, which entails a walk-through of your venue before hand, and a discussion of how I plan to light your space. Remember, it's all based on what you want! No one needs uplighting, they want it!

Email me your request to make a payment using your credit or debit card and an invoice will be emailed to you promptly which you may pay securely online.

MusiChris DJ Service
DJ/MC Chris Plankey

Pittsfield, MA

Call: 413.442.9854

Write:

musichrisdj@yahoo.com

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