Use lighting to set the mood.
Uplighters are stocked by all companies and are the essential lighting for your marquee. The two types of uplighters are, LED uplighters (£23-£35 per light) and standard uplighters (£10-£20 per light).
The LED uplighters allow you to change the colour of the light with a control panel. With standard uplighters you will be given coloured gels that can be placed on top of the bulb to change the colour of the light
You can hire chandeliers from companies with frame marquees, pole marquees & tipis. Pricing depends on the material they are made from and how many arms the chandeliers has. Chandeliers start from £30 & can go up to £200. As a rule of thumb, you need a chandelier every 20ft / 6m.
The size of your budget determines how many fairy lights you can hire. The lights are priced per meter which means you can have as many as you like, as long as the budget permits. Fairy Lights are usually £1.00 - £1.50 per meter. If you have a smaller budget you can use your own fairy lights. The advantage of hiring fairy lights from the marquee company is they will put the lights in as the marquees go up, which means the marquee will have the fairy lights draping from the ceiling to the wall.
Like fairy lights, festoon lights are priced per meter, £1.50-£2.00 a meter. They look great both inside & outside the marquee.
FAQ’s about lighting:
Can I provide my own lighting?
Yes, but you will need to know how to plug the lights into your power source. You also need to be sure you have enough lighting to light the marquee at night.
Will the marquee company plug in the lights we hire?
Yes, plus they will bring cables & sockets to connect the lights to a power source