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MAKE YOUR WEDDING VENUE LOOK MAGICAL WITH WIRELESS LED UPLIGHTERS
If you’ve ever seen wedding photos from a venue and thought, “how on earth did they get that place to look so good?” The answer is usually wedding uplighting.
When done correctly, uplighting has the ability to transform a space entirely, creating an atmosphere that perfectly fits your theme. Often the first fixtures to be considered when planning the wedding lighting, they can bring in beams of colour to match the decor, accentuate specific venue features, and add depth to those all-important wedding photos.
Although other lighting aspects are needed to complete the job, uplighting forms an integral part of the lighting design for your wedding, and its importance is often overlooked.
You can do almost anything with uplighting, from emphasising your favourite decor pieces to lighting up the outside of the building in an array of colour.
With our extensive experience in wedding production, we know the impact that uplighting can have, and the fact that they’re wireless just makes them that much better. Let’s run through the benefits of having wireless uplighters in your wedding venue. On Tour Events is trusted by many of the UK's leading wedding & event planners due to our knowledge & understanding of lighting & event production.
+WHY USE WIRELESS LED UPLIGHTERS AT YOUR WEDDING VENUE?
More often than not, uplighting is an excellent addition to your wedding venue or event. For an indoor or covered wedding, uplighting can add elegance and intrigue to your venue, singling out points of interest in the building’s structure or your decorations. They can also show guests which areas they will interact with, whether it be the bar or the dance floor! For an outdoor venue, you can use uplighting on the outside walls of the venue to highlight prominent architectural features, entrances, or outdoor walkways after the sun has set.
The versatility of uplighters makes them one of the most transformative forms of lighting equipment that we supply. You can beam up one colour to change the appearance of indoor walls, so they match your theme, or have them roll through a spectrum of different colours to match the pacing of your wedding, for example.
Wireless uplighters have taken lighting design to a whole new level, making it possible to light up even the largest venues without needing miles of extension cords. Our LED uplighters last for more than eight hours, ensuring the atmosphere is maintained for the duration of your wedding. And you don’t need to worry about the unpredictable British weather either since all our uplighters are IP 65-rated.
Now that you’re convinced that uplighters are a worthwhile investment, let’s run through some things you should consider when hiring venue uplighting
+CONSIDERATIONS FOR YOUR VENUE UPLIGHTING
First, you need to think about the colours of the uplighters to ensure that they match your theme. Bold red uplighting would clash with the white and blue decor of a winter-themed wedding in the same way that a neon-looking green might feel out of place in an ultra-modern, minimalist black and white wedding. If your not sure what might work please just ask one of lighting technician's via email at On Tour Events & they will be able to send you over some examples of our work where we have supplied uplighters.
Next, figure out what range of colours will match the mood you’re going for, and let us know what your vision is! Do you want the walls to be lit up with a golden glow during the speeches and then flowing through the full spectrum of the rainbow once the dancing starts? Should outdoor walkways be lit up in a particular colour to let your guests know what atmosphere they’re about to walk into? These are all elements that need thinking about to ensure maximum impact.
Next, think about where you want to focus on uplighting and whether it’ll be in a decorative or functional manner.
Some venues won’t need uplighting to be striking, and some wouldn’t be navigable without it! Look at your venue and see which areas are dull, dark, or just plain boring without some extra lighting to give it some “oomph.”
Uplighting is also a great way to let guests know the boundaries of your event. By placing uplighters along a boundary made of bushes and trees, for example, they have a reference point they know not to stray past.
On Tour Events can assist with all the lighting requirements for your event, we have over 25 years experience working in the wedding & events industry so after a site visit & listening to what style of lighting you are looking for we can quickly give you cost for your uplighting the same day normally.
Once you have an idea of the ambience you want to create with your wedding lighting and how much functionality it needs to have, you can chat to us about your budget and how best to utilise the lighting you can squeeze into those restraints. We’ve worked with hundreds of clients from all walks of life, and we have the know-how to make every wedding stand out!
+UPLIGHTERS ARE JUST THE BEGINNING - HIRE ALL YOUR EVENT / WEDDING LIGHTING FROM ON TOUR EVENTS
As impactful as it is, uplighting works best when it’s used in conjunction with other types of lighting as well.
Something to keep in mind when designing the lighting of your venue is that uplighting lights around the room, changing the colour and entire feel of the space. So if you want to have light concentrated on specific people, such as the happy couple, or on table decorations, you’ll need a spotlight or a pin spot light, respectively. And while uplighters can flash through the full spectrum of colours, nothing indicates a dance floor quite like disco lights!
For large outdoor venues, you will want to invest in functional fixtures such as floodlights to cast a bright light over areas such as walkways and keep your guests from tripping or slipping over. Textured lighting is another type of light that throws set patterns such as leaves, stars, or snowflakes on to large areas, often using gobos (stencils). As a finishing touch to the decorative portion of your lighting, festoon lighting adds charm to all spaces in a way that no other type of lighting can quite match!
SOME PRICE EXAMPLES OF HOW MUCH WEDDING LIGHTING, STAGING & PA COSTS
So how much do uplighters cost ?
In this example On Tour Events will give you an idea of how much it costs to hire uplighters for a small wedding or event with around 120 guests attendin taking place in a marquee or wedding venue roughly 15 meter wide by 20 meters deep.
With On Tour Events supplying installing the wireless uplighters we would suggest a budget of around £500 - £800 for a wedding taking place in the London or Surrey areas.
Uplighting can be underestimated when it comes to how many uplighters are required, if you can tell us the room dimensions this will help with quoting.
This price example is based on lighting the inside of the venue only, please take a look at the other examples if you're looking to light the outside of your wedding venue
This next uplighting example let's assume that you have a slightly larger wedding / event with about 200 guests attending.
Your wedding marquee or the venue is around 20 meters wide by 30 meters deep and you are also wanting the entrance of your venue to be uplit as well as some of the key features outside such as some large trees or statues.
With On Tour Events delivering, setting up the uplighting & then collecting after the event we would suggest a budget of around £900 to £1,200.
Now cost this is highly dependent on a number of factors like how many uplighters are required outside but this is just to give you a rough idea of some costs for uplighting.
The above prices are based on On Tour Events delivering to the London or Surrey areas.
For this uplighting price example we're going to assume that you are planning a large wedding or event & you have somewhere around 350 to 400 guests attending.
If you would like to completely uplight the entire venue (around 60 meter deep by 25 meters wide) and you would like to up light a number of areas outside including the walls of the venue plus have the ability to control the lighting throughout the evening we would suggest a budget somewhere between £1,500 to £2,000 including set up and operation for your event.
On Tour Events has been working the wedding & events industry for over 25 years, delivering exceptional production across the UK
Just like the other price examples it's all dependent on a number of factors but safe guideline cost for On Tour Events to deliver such a package.
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We always make sure to invest in the highest quality equipment, and our uplighters are no different. Our wireless LED uplighters are manufactured by Core Lighting, whose ColourPoint uplighters are leaders in the industry. With their 2000 lumen output achieved via a 60W quad-chip RGB, you can choose any colour of the rainbow (and know that it’ll be bright enough for everyone to notice!). There are lots of lighting hire companies in London & Surrey but On Tour Events has a reputation for delivering Exceptional production at a cost effective price point.
On top of providing you with all forms of lighting imaginable, we can also handle every technical aspect of your wedding or event for you, from tiered stage hire and set design to live streaming and sound equipment, giving you more time to focus on everything else!
With our expansive inventory, decades of experience, and ability to transform any space into something magical, you’d be hard-pressed to find a more competent event production company to partner with for your special day!
So if you are planning a wedding, make sure to get in touch to learn more about how we can help you bring your wedding vision from concept to reality!