Shindig Lighting, LLC
I would recommend Shindig Lighting to any bride and groom looking to add that something special to there wedding. The lighting set the perfect atmosphere for our wedding! Dan and his crew at Shindig did an awesome job in helping make our wedding day special!
Amazing, Amazing, Amazing. Lighting was one of the few things I was worried about during the wedding process when a friend recommended Shindig to my husband and I. After viewing photos and speaking with Dan Gumbo we decided to have uplighting at our reception. What a difference! The colors were perfect, the atomosphere 10X better and Dan and his crew were flawless. Great vendor!
When we had our wedding in August, I found Shindig Lighting on the internet. After meeting up with Dan (he was such a pleasant person to work with) we decided to rent the lights from him. Amazingly, the lights help bring out the wedding venue to life. Thanks Dan and thanks to Shindig Lighting we had a beautiful wedding reception.
Kevin & Tifanie Nguyen
Dan at Shindig lighting was one of the best decisions I ever made! He transformed my event to the most glamorous evening in July!!! His ideas were impressive and his hard work never stopped...! He transformed my tent into a Saturday might at Studio 54!!! It was so awesome that everyone really felt like they were back in the 70's! Truly amazing!!!! I am really dying to throw another party just to use him again!!! Thanks so much Dan!!! Def could not of made it so fabulous with out u and the Shindig crew!!!!
I'm an event planner in the area and very particular with whom I work with. They came highly recommended to me. Dan's team were very professional and did a fabulous job with the lighting for my bride and groom. I look forwrd to working with them again. I will definately recommend shindig for future project I'm working on.
Dan ( owner) from Shindig lighting was wonderful to work with..he provided Lighting for the dinner -dance portion of our daughter's wedding ( Mystic Marriott ballroom) and was a pleasure to work with..we had a personal meeting at the venue to see how the lighting would look and to pick coloring and style and had numerous conversations via phone and email. Dan was knowledgable , friendly , curteous and professional..the lighting made the ballroom look magical and lovely..I would highly reccommend Shindig lighting for any occasion where one would want the added ambience that professional lighting can provide..
Vendor response to review
Thanks, Miriam! It was amazing to see that ballroom transform from a "corporate meeting place" to a warm and inviting wedding reception. It was great working with you and the other phenomenal vendors as well!
Dan and the crew at Shindig were a pleasure to work with for my wedding. I wanted purple uplighting, and Shindig offered several shades to choose from, laid everything out in a consultation, ensuring that I'd get the exact look I wanted on my wedding day. I appreciated that Shindig respected my budget throughout the planning process and never tried to pressure me into anything I couldn't afford. The lighting attendant was prompt and professional the day of, and I would highly recommend Shindig to anyone looking for lighting.
They were great!!!! My reception looked beyound beautiful.The guys are great to work with
Dan did a fantastic job with our wedding in a ballroom studio in Derby, CT. From the beginning he was able to understand our vision even when we didn't know the technical terms. He made great suggestions to guide us in the right directions, put up with changes of plan right up to the last day and was easy to contact throughout. The building is an amazing art deco piece from the 30's but it is a little dingy after all these years. We cleaned it up and hoped for the best. When we walked in to the reception our jaws dropped! Dan's lighting brought out all the artistry in the room! And the way he lit a slightly strange, large picture on one wall made it seem like a natural part of the place. I would use him again for any event!
Vendor response to review
Thanks for the extremely kind words!! I agree that while the architecture and design of the ballroom is beautiful, the up-lighting really helped enhance it! I'm glad everything worked out and you and Bruce were satisfied!
Dan and the team at Shindig were truely outstanding. They absolutely transformed the venue top to bottom and were attentive every step of the way. I am now a true believer that lighting can do more for your event than flowers or any other piece of decor. I would certainly hire them again for my next event and recommend them to my friends.
Shindig Lighting helped take our wedding venue to the next level! They were professional, extremely helpful every step of the way and surprisingly very affordable. Shindig helped created a beautiful atmosphere at our wedding reception--lighting really does make a HUGE difference! You won't be disappointed.
Our venue (The Branford House) presented many challenges from layout to lighting. We trusted Dan based on his input and experience to produce the perfect setting. He did not disappoint. We needed a host of vendors who could be creative and timely when it came to the wedding day. We applaud the outcome, and thank him for working independently given our busy schedules. Thanks Dan!
Vendor response to review
The Branford House does present very difficult challenges for us but I'm very glad everything worked out in the end and you were pleased with our services!
The lighting at my wedding was absolutely perfect. I could not have asked for better. Dan was extremely professional, courteous, and knowledgeable. He knew exactly which lighting would go best with our wedding scheme, and the ceiling wash he created was beautiful. I highly recommend to use Shindig Lighting for your wedding.
Amazing vendor! The lighting that Dan provided was beautiful and we recieved so many compliments and ohhs and ahhs, the caterer said he had never seen the hall look so good. The photobooth Shindig did was also a huge hit! I have an amazing and very cool guestbook now full of fun memories of the night....I don't think it was left empty once! Overall Dan was professional, energetic, creative and very involved, my husband and I loved having him be a part of our celebration!
Dan is very professional and was such a pleasure to work with! He met with us a few times before hand at our venue site (Cascade - Hamden, CT) to go over color selections and lighting layout. Dan truely transformed the look of our room with uplighting and ceiling wash and gave us exactly the vision we were looking for. We couldn't of had our perfect wedding without the work of Shingdig Lighting!
Super friendly, professional. Loved them!!! I highly recommend Dan and his team.
I came across Dan Gombos of Shindig Lighting when I was looking online for lighting for my wedding. He was much more reasonable than most of his competitors and we were so pleased with the result. He met with us numerous times at the wedding venue to test out the lighting colors and made a monogram 'S' for the dancefloor spotlight. He was very professional and easy to work with. I'd recommend Shindig Lighting to anyone looking to give their wedding that added special effect/ambiance.
Dan has always provided the best in Up-Lighting,Photo-Booths and Light Scapes!!!
Thank You Dan for being a reliable...
Shindig Lighting, LLC is a high-end and elegant Uplighting, Ambient Event Lighting, and Event Design company. Specializing in Weddings, Sweet 16s, Galas, Fundraisers, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs and Corporate Events, we provide the
most elegant services to match your needs and desires. Your room or tent will transform into a different realm with our one-of-a-kind ambient event lighting. Make sure to also check out our many other services we provide. Yes- we do more than
With hundreds of colors and designs to choose from, your wedding, gala, bar/bat mitzvah or other event will be exactly how you want it to be! If you're looking for something unique, different, and special, please contact us today to start planning your extraordinary event!
We service Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and beyond and look forward to lighting up your next event!
Be sure to check out our fun lounge, photobooth, and rental options!
Caterers, DJs, bands, and venue halls- they all charge different prices. Some are low, some are high, and some are very high! A potential buyer should look at all of the prices given to them and put a lot of thought into why the prices vary and not just choose the lowest or "best" price.
There are many DJs that will charge $800 for a 5 hour wedding, but there are also many DJs that will charge $2,000 (or more) for that same wedding. The average now is around $1,500. Is there a difference between the $800 and $2,000 DJ? I would sure hope so. For $2,000 it's more likely that the DJ is insured, is very personable and comfortable to work with, and knows how to professionally run a wedding reception (and has most likely been doing so for many years!). The $800 DJ may meet with you once and then show up at the venue the day of the reception and do an OK job. S/he may not be insured and may not know how to run a reception properly. (Please don't get me wrong- the $800 DJ could be the best DJ ever while the $2,000 one simply had an over-inflated price. But that is normally not the case...)
The same goes for event lighting...
What we're about...
Here at Shindig Lighting, LLC we consider ourselves not a high/low-end company but rather a middle-of-the-road lighting design company. We formed back in 2007 to fill the niche of buyers that wanted lighting design at their event but only had the option of the NYC companies that charged a minimum of $5,000 for an event.
Can you have an amazing event for $5,000? Absolutely! Can you have that same event or better for $2,500? You can now with Shindig Lighting! Because we are a smaller company we are able to provide a better quality event at nearly half the cost of a NYC company. But what about the DJs and bands that offer "event lighting" for free or a few hundred dollars?
This is where you can run in to trouble. It has been our experience that bands and DJs, most likely in-experienced, are offering "event lighting" (mainly up-lighting) and providing a low-quality service, where many of their clients afterward didn't think it made much of an impact on their reception and could have done without it. Most set up the new LED lights and let them run through colors by themselves- SET IT AND FORGET IT. While some clients may be OK with this, color changing often looks tacky and lowers the "formal-ness" of your reception. Solid colors tend to work best. In addition, up-lighting is just one aspect to be included. A ceiling wash, gobo projections, and name projections all complement each other and should be used together. Many DJs and bands don't and can't even offer this! And they only began offering "event lighting" because it is the "hot new thing" and added it to be competitive to each other!
At Shindig Lighting we have the experience and education to bring you an elegant and classy event. We work hard planning each event and work closely with the client. We meet all of our clients at least once at the venue to go over color choices, fixture placement, and to get an over-all sense of what the client is looking for. At the event we have a very professional setup and work hard to keep cabling clean and fixtures out of sight (the best we can). An attendant is included with all prices and is very important to have on site. Someone needs to be dedicated to watching the lights if something goes wrong (a light burns out, gets knocked over, etc..). I wouldn't want my DJ or member of the band leaving their station to go work on the lights when they should obviously be concentrating on the music...
Be weary of who you choose to do your event lighting- or any event service for that matter! Ask questions about their service, prices, and experience. Make sure they are insured. Also be weary of DJs and bands that call themselves "entertainment or production" companies. They often provide many different services (lighting, photography, novelty items) at low prices...followed by low quality.
Is there a difference between the free-$800, $2,500 and $5,000 event lighting company? Absolutely. Here at Shindig Lighting we strongly believe in our high quality work and stand by our prices.
It is up to you to decide what is the best value for your money.