Marquee Lighting Ideas
Once you have decided upon the marquee hire company to do business with here in Surrey, and why not use us? You can then crack on to the next stage of the party organising, and one consideration will be how do you intend to light your marquee up once darkness descends.
Luckily, there are lots of ways you can go about this so creating a truly ambient atmosphere couldn’t be easier. Here are a few suggestions to get you started.
LED Marquee Lighting
When it comes to marquee lighting, it’s an absolute must to use LED bulbs over traditional filament ones. If you go for the latter, you could mark the walls of the marquee itself or even set fire to it since filament bulbs do get hot. LED lights, in contrast, stay cool to the touch so you don’t have to worry about burning guests or torching your marquee to the ground – and thus losing your deposit!
Just because you’re going to be in a big tent doesn’t mean you have to compromise on luxury and all the finer details. Want a chandelier hanging from the ceiling? You can certainly have this – perfect for that truly elegant touch and a real talking point for all your guests.
Don’t forget to position your various lighting choices in different places around the marquee. Hang some high, hang some low. Up lighting – where lights are placed on the ground – will really help to light the space up very effectively indeed.
Don’t forget that you’ll also need to light up the outside areas of the marquee tent as well as the inside and lanterns are ideal for this. They have a very fairy-tale-like feel about them and will really help to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere.
Atmospheric Marquee Lighting
Good lighting, when done right, in any setting will contribute to a harmonious, ambient, or rock n roll atmosphere. When considering your marquee theme, it is essential to think about the lighting as not only do they dictate the mood but make for beautiful decorations.
The above four lighting ideas can still be used in a manner that will impact the overall feel, style and so atmosphere of your marquee event. Once you have decided on the lighting type to use, or combination of, the true skill is then exercised on how they are aligned, and how bright and where will they appear? Understanding this goes a long way in how the atmosphere will feel once the day changes to night.
Combined with natural light and timings throughout the day, lighting can play a unique part in adding to the effectiveness of the occasion.
Lighting can either aid the atmosphere or detract from it if done incorrectly. We are experts when it comes to marquee’s and with our experience, we will do our utmost to ensure you get the desired atmosphere to match the occasion.
Accent lighting aids lighting levels throughout the day, giving depth and focus to certain areas of the marquee. Spotlights, down lights, and table lamps are good ways to work the atmosphere with accent lighting.
Ambient lighting can be achieved through positioning soft lights in particular points of your marquee. Using reflective surfaces such as mirrors to bounce light around the marquee makes clever use of your space and is a great way to create an ambient effect.
Marquees will often have different zones, for a buffer, main table at a wedding or dance area. Enhance these areas with the correct light balance to ensure areas simply blend and yet give an air of difference. And do not overlook the chandelier, these are excellent focal points and look great above the formal seating area.
Wedding Marquee Lighting
The most popular of marquee events, is usually that of a wedding. Weddings are celebratory occasions, but the afternoon transition to evening within a marquee can be further enhanced with complementary lighting.
Lighting that dictates the mood for the first dance, to the long-awaited speeches, before the disco lights kick in. And another usually undervalued point of lighting, is the lighting that leads the way to the outdoor toilets which can be used to highlight beautiful trees or foliage.
Ensure you work with the marquee provider you choose in picking out the best elements to enhance your event. Here at Crystal Marquee Hire we pride ourselves on helping all our clients in achieving the event that they desire. In doing so, we have built up a useful book of contacts who will go the extra mile in ensuring your marquee celebration goes off with a bang!
For more information, please get in contact with us today, we offer free site visits and have an online marquee planner too.
Owner and founder of Crystal Marquee Hire.