The Sound & Light Hire Company Provide Wedding Production for Exclusive Reception at RHS Wisley

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The Sound & Light Hire Company Provide Wedding Production for Exclusive Reception at RHS Wisley  

One of the most magical wedding venues in the entire country is the Glasshouse at RHS Wisley. This unrivalled location provides a stunning setting for couples and their travelling guests. 

While the gardens are a spectacular backdrop to a wedding celebration, the Glasshouse offers a unique wedding experience as you dine and dance amongst exquisite tropical plants and marvel at the magnificent structure that is one of the largest greenhouses in the UK. 

We were lucky enough to get the call to handle the event production requirements after a previous client of ours referred us to the happy couple, and we couldn’t wait to get started on this unique wedding project. 

Event Lighting Provided to Wedding Reception at RHS Wisley

The brief was pretty simple, despite the grandeur of the location. The idea was to accentuate all of the natural features rather than be overbearing with technical equipment that would take away from the tranquillity and majesty of the reception area. 

With that in mind, we started by rigging the wedding festoon lights between the steel support beams (there were several), winding them between the tables and creating an incredibly rustic feel. We then showcased as many of the enormous tropical plants as we could by carefully positioning wireless uplighters underneath them and emitting a soft white glow. 

With the pared-back mood and atmospheric lighting taken care of, we moved on to the more functional elements of event production, such as the sound equipment and disco lighting. 

Professional Sound Equipment, Staging, and Disco Lighting Supplied to Surrey Wedding Reception 

Unlike many wedding receptions, the couple had not hired a DJ and had instead booked two live bands. When we say live bands, the first “band” was a string quartet that played lovely background music for the guests during the drinks reception, meal, and period between the after-dinner speeches and the first dance.

We started prepping for these two sets of very different technical requirements by constructing a small wedding stage platform that was less than 1m off the ground and with a couple of steps on either side for getting on and off. 

We then started setting up the instrumental microphones and a comprehensive PA system from d&b audiotechnik. We also set up several items that wouldn’t be in use until after the quartet had finished and the professional wedding band had set up, such as the drum mics. 

With all of the individual sound devices set up, we ran everything through a digital mixing desk and had one of our experienced sound engineers oversee its operation during proceedings. 

We then moved on to the disco lighting fixtures, which we rigged along a rectangular truss suspended from the above-mentioned steel beams. Finally, with the professional sound and lighting equipment taken care of, we laid an LED starlit dance floor (white) for the guests to dance the night away. 

As we had a couple of bodies on-site throughout the evening, we can report that the event was a huge success and everyone (including the bride and groom) had a wonderful time. They even dropped in to say a personal thank you before retiring for the evening, which makes our work even more gratifying. 

Speak to Us Regarding Your Wedding Event Production Requirements Today 

As you can see, it doesn’t matter how unusual your venue is or what your specific wedding production requirements may be. We have the inventory, skills, and experience to create the celebration you have always dreamt about. 

We are happy to work with you or your wedding planner to coordinate an event brief, and we will then work tirelessly to execute it with aplomb. As a preferred event production supplier to dozens of Surrey wedding venues, our reputation precedes us, and we are proud of the work it has taken to reach this status. 

So if you want to learn more about the event services we can provide to your wedding event, make sure to give us a call on 0800 86 1136 to have a chat about your requirements. We look forward to hearing from you soon!