The Sound & Light Hire Company Provide Turnkey Event Production for Company Retreat at Langshott Manor

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The Sound & Light Hire Company Provide Turnkey Event Production for Company Retreat at Langshott Manor

More a private house than a hotel, Langshott Manor is an exclusive use venue for events with a long and illustrious history. Set in complete seclusion and offering unrivalled flexibility and the utmost privacy, this location was chosen by a prominent London firm to host a three-day long retreat for many of its key staff members. 

The first two days involved training sessions, breakout sessions, and “blue-sky thinking” activities. The final day consisted of group and team-building activities before the retreat was brought to an end with a posh three-course dinner and dancing.    

As preferred AV equipment hire and event production supplier to this exclusive venue, we were recommended by the in-house events coordinator to take care of all technical equipment not covered by the venue. 

With that in mind, let’s tell you about the dual aspect of this turnkey event hire package, starting with the AV installation. 

The Sound & Light Hire Company Supply and Install Conference AV Equipment at Exclusive Surrey Venue

As mentioned, the first couple of days were occupied by the more serious aspects of the retreat. There were training sessions, guest speakers, meetings, and open discussions covering various topics relating to the company. There needed to be a top-class AV installation for all of these activities to ensure everyone got the most out of them. 

For the main room, we installed a projector and screen combination, supplied wireless microphones for the presenters and instructors, and set up a small PA system so everyone in the room could hear the content delivered just as well as they could see it. 

The breakout sessions were in smaller rooms, so we needed to provide some more AV equipment, this time in the form of 52″ flatscreen TVs to help facilitate discussions and note down ideas. 

With two days of training, meetings and discussions, it was time for the last day of fun activities, with our team placed solely in charge of the entertainment. 

The Sound & Light Hire Company Provide Full Event Entertainment Setup for Company Retreat in Surrey

Even though there were just under 70 people in attendance at this retreat, we were under strict instructions to deliver the best possible technical setup for the audience size to ensure everyone had a great time. 

We duly obliged with a professional sound system hire package that would have handled an audience more than three times the size with ease. We ran those d&b audiotechnik speakers through a mixing desk handled by our on-site engineer, who liaised with the hired DJ to make sure everything was sounding as it should (we also supplied him with a Shure wireless mic) before the party kicked off in earnest.

Next, we had to get our thinking caps on to fit an all-singing, all-dancing disco lighting arrangement into what is an old and tightly proportioned Surrey manor house. In the end, we managed it with a small truss that we managed to rig in between wooden ceiling beams. Affixed to the truss was a range of disco lights, a laser machine, and a couple of big-eye moving head lights for good measure. 

Finally, we laid a small LED dance floor that twinkled under the feet of those dancing the evening away. 

Once the frivolity was over, we returned the next day to pick all equipment up and load it up into our vans. Judging by the looks of everyone in the morning, a good night was had by all!  

Contact The Sound & Light Hire Company Today Regarding Your Corporate Event

No matter the specific type of corporate event, be it a conference or an awards show, The Sound & Light Hire Company have been providing event production support and equipment installation services to these types of events for occasions.  

We boast preferred AV supplier status at dozens of Surrey and London-based event venues, and we will work around your requirements to deliver a memorable event that over-delivers, whilst remaining under-budget.  

So if you’re in the midst of planning a spectacular event for your employees, then make sure to speak to a member of our friendly events team regarding your requirements on 0800 861 1136