about us

Chris McKinley Event Design is a full-service event planning company founded by Christopher J. McKinley in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Originally Chris McKinley Consultants and Events, the company was officially launched in November of 2015. Specializing in candle lit  luxury events, Chris McKinley Event Design has grown to become a household name among brides, grooms and event hosts and hostesses across the southern region of the United States. 


Chris McKinley Event Design has become known for our simplistic approach to elegance in every event. We plan every event in luxurIous detail. it is our goal to make sure that each client "Celebrates Luxuriously.". 




Our Services


Event Planning 

We provide planning services for all of your special occasions.  We pride ourselves on establishing an intimate relationship with each client that caters to their personal taste, preferences, and overall event desires. We are committed to making this process stress-free. The Chris McKinley Event Design team delivers unparalleled service, expertise, and quality. We will create a one-of-a kind, extraordinary event just for you.

Our event specialists collaborate with the finest vendors and veteran industry professionals; we stay current by consulting with the new, chic, and fresh-faced innovators in the art of LUXURY. The end result is a customized luxury event that is best suited for the you. We manage the event from inception to completion, so you can enjoy this blissful time in your life.



I knew exactly who I wanted to work with my bridal shower simply based on the shower previously done. I brought my vision and ideas and he exceeded my expectations. Chris was professional, kind and his expertise help make my day one to remember. Thanks again, Chris, for all of your hard work; I’m happy to see what God has in store for you!
— Courtney Hawkins-Malveaux