The lighting that you choose for your special event can transform the experience of all of your guests. Being both practical and an aesthetical choice, lighting will ensure the celebrations can carry on late into the night. It provides a focal point for presentations or to highlight a besotted couple’s first dance. And it helps to ensure safety as guests make their way into and out of your marquee. This blog will look at the options for statement lighting for your big day, helping you to identify the best option for your needs.

What Options Are Available?

When you work with a professional marquee hire company, you work alongside experts who’ll be able to help you find the best lighting. There are a host of options available, many of which we offer here at South West Marquees. Let’s take a look at the different lighting options now.

Starlight Lighting

Perfect for weddings, romantic celebrations or even a memorable corporate event, starlight lighting allows you to bring the magic of a night sky indoors. These sheets of twinkly fibre optic lights are strung to the lining of your marquee, working really well against darker backdrops. When switched on, they turn on-and-off in an organised pattern which makes it seem like every ‘star’ is shimmering. A more modern take on the black starlight lighting, is achieved by fitting lots of fairy lights behind the marquee lining. This means that you don’t see any effect until it is dark and avoids the black lining during the day.

String Lighting

Available in different sizes – from thumbnail through to golf ball – string lighting creates a whimsical look. They are perfect for informal celebrations and can be strung around in a number of different configurations. String them along fences, wrap-around columns and even use outdoors to add light and personalise a space easily.

Edison Light Bulb Rigs

With their vintage style, Edison light bulb rigs allow you to make a statement over the top of a table, stage or another focal point. The bulbs hang low from a frame with the filament lit up and create a unique look that can be accessorised with equally traditional flowers or decorations. These lights are so versatile that they can be fitted to many different structures, from rustic planks of wood to vintage ladders.

Maypole Festoon Canopy

Ideal for outside celebrations or specific areas around your event, these canopies create a special spot where your guests can enjoy the beauty of outdoors in comfort. Pair them with bunting or other decorations that are strung between poles.

The type of lighting you choose can truly bring an event to life. We have a wide selection of lighting options available here at South West Marquees. If you would like to speak to a member of our team or discover more about statement lighting, get in contact with the team here today.