Whether you’re planning a party to celebrate the end of lockdown or an extravagant wedding that you will remember for the rest of your life, hiring your equipment and event production services from one contractor makes everything so much easier.
In this post, we’ll explain why that’s the case before running through our incredible range of hire services we can provide in and around Surrey.
So without further ado, let’s get stuck into it straight away!
Why Hire Turnkey Event Production Services for Your Surrey Event?
Organising an event is hard enough. No matter whether it’s a local music festival or a garden party with more than 100 guests, there are so many elements that need to be brought together to ensure its success. However, one way to make the occasion far less stressful is to outsource as many of your requirements to one outfit to streamline the process.
There are several advantages to this approach, particularly with regards to your event production. Firstly, you only need to deal with one point of contact for the vast majority of your equipment hire and support service requirements. Just speaking, scheduling, and accommodating several contractors on its own is tiresome. Never mind trying to bring them in as part of a wider net of contractors that may also include caterers and florists, for example.
Another reason why we firmly believe you should look for all-inclusive or “turnkey” event solutions is that it’s very challenging to bring six or seven companies together to all sing off the same hymn sheet.
Yes, it can be done, and we’ve undoubtedly been able to team up with other outfits in the past. However, in our over two decades of working in the industry, we’ve always found it’s best to outsource as much as possible to as few people as possible to keep things running smoothly.
For example, it can be very difficult to rig and set up another lighting hire company’s fixtures if we’ve never worked with that specific brand and they each have their own unique programming or truss-attachment system. Multiply that minor issue over a hundred times, and you can understand how messy it can get – and fast.
Thus, in an ideal world, we would always recommend working with just one contractor on the event production side. Some events contractors will be out of the running at that point because they can’t provide EVERYTHING. But that shouldn’t worry you. There’s still a few of us left for you to choose from!
So with that in mind, let’s give you a little flavour of our services available in Surrey. We won’t have the space to cover everything that we do. However, a quick scroll through the website will reveal most if not all of our services available for Surrey events. With that said, let’s run you through our most popular event production services.
Lighting Hire Surrey
When it comes to Surrey event services, lighting hire is always up there. There’s almost always a need for professional lighting fixtures, even if you only need a few disco lights to make your dancefloor look more appealing!
We provide all manner of lighting hire services. We provide everything you might expect, including spotlights, an array of moving head fixtures, venue uplighters, and even more specific items such as festoon lighting for wedding events. We even stock huge devices such as stage blinders that are suitable for festival stage lighting productions with more than 10,000 people in the audience.
It doesn’t matter how big or small your event is. We will have lighting fixtures that will perform as you want them to. By that, we mean that we can supply not only lighting itself but also effects such as gobos and textured lighting, which are very popular at wedding events and awards ceremonies.
Professional Sound Hire Surrey
Again, you can’t really get very far as an event if no one can hear your protagonists. From wedding speeches to live musical performances and keynote speeches at conferences, almost all types of events rely on professional sound equipment hire services.
Once again, we have every conceivable aspect of sound hire covered for your event. It doesn’t matter whether you need wireless microphones for your industry panellists answering questions from the audience or you merely need to hire PA speakers for your Surrey birthday bash – we’ve got an option at a competitive price point for you.
As it is with all of our equipment hire services, our emphasis is on supplying you with top-quality equipment. These are just any old speakers, amps, mics, or stage monitors. They are the best of the best, including industry stalwarts such as Shure and d&b audiotechnik.
Better yet, we can supply you with mixing consoles to make sure everybody’s levels are correct and that nobody is drowning anyone else out. And if you don’t happen to have any sound engineers with the chops to mix the sound for you, we can supply them too!
Surrey Stage Hire Services
Once again, as is the case with sound and lighting hire, most events require a stage of some description. Whether you need a conference set or an all-singing, all-dancing main stage for a music festival, we have a broad spectrum of staging services for events in Surrey and beyond.
Unusually for an events company, we have a full range of stages for indoor events such as product launches and exhibitions, as well as outdoor covered stages that benefit from arc roof systems. We can also provide catwalk stages, car display ramps, and white tiered wedding stages.
What makes us unique is the fact that we have our in-house design and manufacturing team that can create any stage or set you can dream up. Better still, if you use our custom stage design services, we can present you with a 3D render of your stage production (including lighting and sound) to show you precisely how it will look. We can then make any tweaks we need to, long before starting the manufacturing and installation process.
Surrey Marquee Hire Services
Events are increasingly reliant on being staged outdoors, and what better way to “bring the outdoors indoors” than with a marquee. While they have long been popular with weddings, marquees can be hired for all sorts of occasions, including birthday parties, industry meetings, charity dinners, and live musical performances, to name but a few.
As is the case with our stages, we have plenty of marquee hire options available. Beyond the traditional canvas tent, we also have framed options, including clear-roof marquees, which really are something to behold! Beyond those hire options, we have less traditional shapes and design available, such as giant tipis and trapeze marquees if they take your fancy.
Whatever your preferred style of marquee, we can supply it to your Surrey event at a competitive rate, with discounts available on all-inclusive event production hire packages.
Additional Event Production Services Surrey
As we said near the top of this piece, it will be nearly impossible to cover absolutely everything we can provide to your Surrey event here. While most events might well require sound, lighting, stage, and even marquee hire, beyond that, the services you need for your overall event production are going to be occasion-specific.
Having said that, it’s worth spending a few moments briefly brushing over some of our other popular event hire and production services to at least give you some idea of just how broad our remit can be.
Firstly, sticking with an audio visual theme, we have over 120 square metres of LED video panels available. These devices are incredibly versatile and are just as at home providing the screen for an outdoor cinema as they are acting as the backdrop to a music festival stage.
If hiring an LED screen isn’t going to quite reconcile with your event budget, then an excellent choice would be hiring one of our many projectors or large TV screens. Our plasma screens range in size from 55” right up to 110”, and we can build pretty much any size screen to pair with our full-HD projectors.
Other highlights include our event live streaming capabilities. We are increasingly asked about helping event organisers upgrade their offering to a hybrid event format whereby in-person audiences can be joined by those situated all over the world.
Fortunately, we’ve been working with streaming technology for several years. Not only do we have all of the necessary broadcasting equipment (including top of the range cameras), but we can also work with any streaming platform you want.
Finally, we also provide all sorts of furniture and equipment hire services to events such as weddings to ensure we can provide a turnkey event production. If you want specifics, we are talking about items such as mobile bars, LED-lit furniture, tables, chairs, and even knives and forks!
So yes, we really can provide everything! Whether you need power generators for an event out in the secluded Surrey countryside or you need us to help with custom branding your tablecloths, we are your one-stop-shop solution.
Hire On-site Support for Your Surrey Event
Before we let you go, we couldn’t leave you without mentioning our incredible staff. Not only are they made up of incredibly talented lighting technicians, sound engineers, designers, and stage crew, but they can also perform multiple support roles should you need them to.
That’s right; we don’t leave you in the lurch if you have no expertise in setting up your venue. We don’t offer dry hire services (in 99% of cases). Instead, we show up, install/rig everything, test rigorously, and then give you any on-the-spot training that you might need to operate the equipment in question.
If that sounds daunting or you simply can’t afford for anything to go wrong due to operator error, we can also supply these individuals to handle crucial tasks such as directing lighting shows or mixing sound for you as part of our event production services. It doesn’t get any more all-inclusive!
Contact On Tour Events Today To Secure Your Turnkey Surrey Event Production Package
When it comes to event production services in Surrey, we like to think we more than hold our own. Whether it’s a Surrey-based wedding production or conference, we are at home delivering private and commercial events that no one will forget in a hurry.
As we argued at the outset, sourcing everything you need from one outfit is the easy and hassle-free way to organise your event. You benefit from one point of contact, one team working hard on your production like a well-oiled machine, and you can relax in the knowledge that multiple vital production elements are being handled by consummate professionals.
So what are you waiting for? Speak to a member of our team today about your upcoming Surrey event, and we’ll be able to take a massive weight off your shoulders in a mere matter of minutes. We look forward to hearing from you!
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