Event Lighting & Design Production Experts

Design and Lighting

From small stages for bands to large general session stages for corporate events, we will work together on an appropriate scale and design. Here at Vario, we have the ability to animate your ideas and cultivate artistic precision through our event design.

Amazing atmospheres

Delivering design and
next-level event lighting.

Here at Vario, our design and lighting team’s adaptability accounts for the visual nuances needed to bring the house down. We have the right mix of technical experience and creativity to amaze and appeal beyond your expectations. Let us help you take your event decoration and lighting to the next level.

Design and Lighting Success

Here’s what to expect.

We know that it can often feel as if you are in the hot-seat rather than the spotlight. Do you find your team struggling to seamlessly design your event? Not enough time or resources to make your vision a reality? The transition from paper to production is crucial when executing a successful program. Consistency is at the core of relaying your central message to your attendees. We know appearance matters. Free yourself from cognitive frustrations. Our design team in correlation with our production management team will customize and create your LED stage lighting set and backdrop to maximize branding and fulfill your event production needs.

What you need to know.

Uplighting / Room Lighting:
We custom design a lighting layout to fit your theme and event decor. These lights provide the warmth and ambience to make your event space stand out. We offer standard and intelligent DMX controlled lights to fit any room. We also have multiple ceiling and wall washes to choose from. Battery operated uplighting allows us to place lights in areas where power is either not available, or would be too costly to provide. Whether it’s the dancefloor of a wedding or a corporate special event, we can put together tasteful uplighting that perfects the atmosphere for an unforgettable experience.

Market Strand Lighting and Lanterns:
Whether you are looking to provide a fun outdoor courtyard feeling, an elegant dinner party, or a festive corporate beach soiree, we can create the right ambience for your event using market lighting, lanterns, chandeliers, and other unique décor elements.

Dance and Enhanced Lighting:
We can create stunning visuals and lighting effects with both standard and computer controlled intelligent lighting fixtures. Vario’s lighting designers will custom design a package that fits the theme of your event, while being mindful of the specific venue and budget. Let us take your event to the next level.

Draping – “To Hide or Enhance, that is the question.”
Draping can add a level of elegance to any space and hide anything you don’t want guests to see. Most draping options are black or gray, but we can accommodate any color, material, and height. In spaces where you want to hide certain areas, use dark draping. If you are looking to create a focal point or make an entire room come to life, draping is recommended and can transform any space. We carry and custom create specialty fabrics and drape vignettes, as well as have fire retardant fabrics with current fire certificates.

Custom Gobos:
Using professional lighting equipment, we can project your company name or logo, any patterns, and just about anything else you want onto any surface. Gobo technology has been a staple for many years, but is still allows for an excellent branding opportunity. Using moving fixtures we can animate your design to add another dimension to the effect.

Want to make your event’s centerpieces come to life? By pin-spotting each of your tables you can enhance the overall dramatic effect when guests walk through the doors for the first time. Whether ceiling or floor mounted we can accommodate just about any space.


The right lighting can transform an event from blasé to brilliant. It’s easy for lighting details to get lost in translation, creating a lackluster look and elusive explanations. Ambiance is everything and a lighting designer can make it all happen.  From colorful and strategically-lit outdoor special event, to large corporate event, to black-tie dinner functions, it is imperative to choose the right lighting solution for your program.  What makes our lighting team stand out is our adaptability. Our event design company can work in a small, intimate space, or the grandest of ballrooms. No matter the space you have selected for your function, we make it inviting, attractive, and unique. Vario can create a soft ambiance with uplighting, custom event design lighting, market strand lighting and lanterns, and event pinspot lighting to bring attention to a centerpiece. Don’t waste your time trying to figure out every detail of your event, let us help you with a custom made lighting package. Contact our event design company today to create an unforgettable experience for both you and your guests.

“Vario is more than a vendor we source, they are both our partner and extended family. Vario huddles onsite with us to discuss flow, options, and they infuse every event with spirit and thoughtfulness that ultimately assist in the overall pulse of our organization. I view hiring Vario as one of my personal successes because they not only meet my expectations, but far exceed them to ensure my executive, our employees, and our company is consistently setup for success. ”

Kelly O'Connor, Senior Executive Assistant to Greg Johnson, EVP and GM of TurboTaxIntuit, Inc.

“Thank you for taking your time and putting so much effort into our site visits. You made what would have been an incredibly tedious and daunting task of viewing all those properties and collecting proposals so much faster, easier and actually FUN!”

Elizabeth Fox, Executive DirectorForte For Children Foundation

“Five Stars for sure! My second year working with Vario on our annual spring conference and each time it gets better, knocking it out of the park. The team gives all they have in making the vision come to life. Working with Vario from the pre-production, where they make sure all the details are covered, to program day, where the team’s experience, pride in work and passion shines in creating an incredible attendee experience is what makes me a Vario client. As a meeting planner, Vario puts my mind at ease knowing I am working with a top-notch planning and production company and the A/V and production in my program are in the best hands. I look forward to working with the Vario team again.”

Carrie Shen, CMP, CMM, CEDCo-Chair EdCon Annual Conference

“The Vario team not only assists with AV needs but works with me on the planning aspect. I completely trust Vario to handle production with their amazing up to date knowledge, attention to detail and most importantly, integrity.”

Marty Covert, PrincipalCovert Operations

“Vario delivered above and beyond expectations. They are more than a vendor, they are a creative partner. Their team were exceptional and went all-in when it came to design, curation, desired impact, and budget constraints. This event was a success in a large part because of them and their professionalism. We simply could have not executed this event — to the world-class level — without their support.

My experience with Vario has given me the confidence that they are the team that can push our brand and experiences to the next level.

Crystal Mayers, Presentation Design Lead, Brand Experience & StorytellingIntuit, Inc.

“Thank you for ALL your help with our Light the Night event. Simply put, we couldn't have done it without you. We have had nothing but positive feedback about the new venue, the production value, and the event overall.”

Rachel Peniche, Board ChairLeukemia and Lymphoma Society

“In 10 years of working events, this was the most interesting experience. I can’t say I’ve seen everything but I think this comes pretty close. A huge thank you to Vario who rain or shine are bad ass partners, I will never use anyone else for my events, they pull through every time.”

Amy Ulkutekin, Event PlannerBeerfest

“We chose Vario because of their knowledge in the AV business along with their team’s professionalism, attention to detail and quality of service. They became an extended part of our team and were instrumental in making our Sales Conference a huge success.”

Angel Atondo, Sr. Marketing ManagerCavium, Inc.

“I cannot thank you and your team enough for helping to make this event a success. From the pre-event consultations, onsite flexibility and management to the personal attention – we felt so taken care of and in qualified hands. You all were such professionals and I really enjoyed working with each of your team members.”

Katie Harvill, Owner & Managing DirectorMatchstick Creative

Success Stories Are Our Standard

Some of our valued clients: