The Sound & Light Hire Company Provide Full Event Production to Wedding at De Vere Horsley Estate

De Vere Horsley Tower Wedding Venue in Surrey

The Sound & Light Hire Company Provide Full Event Production to Wedding at De Vere Horsley Estate 

Nestled within over 70 acres of sweeping Parkland, Horsley Towers within the Horsley Estate is one of Surrey’s most extravagant and exclusive wedding venues. The venue was built in 1820 and was the ancestral home of the revered Lovelace family. 

Today, its modern and contemporary interior blended with original character features such as tiled cloisters make it the perfect place to celebrate the most romantic rite of passage. 

As a preferred supplier, we tend to help most of the weddings held here with event production. However, we are still in awe every time we arrive. And, since no two weddings are the same (there are several reception and ceremony options at this venue), there are always different challenges to meet and overcome. 

With that in mind, let’s tell you more about the last time we were on-site to provide a turnkey event production package for a couple tying the knot at a local church before using Horsley Towers as their reception venue. 

Event Lighting Supplied As Part of Turnkey Event Production for Surrey Wedding Reception

The first task involved setting up all of the event lighting. We were working in the magnificent Great Hall, and, as we have done in the past, we hung wedding festoon lighting from the Minstrel Gallery right across the hall to the other end. We did this several times to create a floating bed of festoon lights, which added a real magical touch to proceedings. 

We then moved onto the reception floor and started work on the mood lighting. We used a fleet of our Chauvet wireless uplighters to bring the architectural features such as the ornate wooden panelling to life. We then liaised with the venue stylist to ensure that the shades of purple emitted from these lights were in keeping with the overall wedding decor theme and then tweaked their programming accordingly. 

It gave the room a magical ambience, especially as darkness fell. Suddenly the canopy of festoon lights came into their own, and the uplighters created a sense of magical twilight. 

Sound Equipment, Stage, and Dance Floor Supplied to Surrey Wedding Venue

With all the lighting set up, it was time to move on to the other vital elements of event production. We started with the stage. We had to get creative as our traditional wedding stage options wouldn’t fit in the space. Of course, we knew this in advance having worked there so many times before. So we delivered one of our modular roofless designs, which are perfect for live bands and DJs. 

With the stage set up, we started rigging the sound and the stage/disco lighting. The entertainment for this particular wedding reception was a live band, and we liaised with them in the days leading up to the end to ensure that they had everything they needed. 

As you would expect, we provided them/our clients with a comprehensive suite of sound equipment, including but not limited to: 

  • PA speakers
  • Stage monitors
  • Subwoofers
  • Power amps
  • Instrumental mics
  • Wireless vocal mics 
  • Digital mixing desk 

We also supplied an on-site engineer who was in charge of mixing them on the night. Once our lighting technicians had finished rigging the small truss with disco fixtures, it was time to move on to the last piece of the puzzle, the dance floor. 

As requested, we installed a white wedding dance floor, complete with LEDs that lit up the floor in a sparkling effect. We matched them with a few starlit backdrops to give the dance floor area an extra element of “pizzazz.” 

We had excellent feedback from the clients and Horsley Estate’s wedding coordinator (as is par for the course!), and we’re sure it won’t be long before we are back to take care of all of the technical infrastructure for another wedding.

Speak to The Sound & Light Hire Company Regarding Your Surrey Wedding Today 

No matter whether you are planning an intimate ceremony or a large, extravagant reception, The Sound & Light Hire Company can provide the event equipment and production services you require. 

We have been working in the industry for several decades. We have invested heavily over that period in high-quality equipment and highly skilled personnel to earn us our current reputation as Surrey’s number one event production company.  

Contact us today by calling 0800 861 1136 to discuss your event requirements further or visit our contact page.