Fairy Light Hire for Weddings & Events

Stunning in photos, perfect for creating a warm and sparkling atmosphere and ideal for accentuating venue features like beautiful beams and high ceilings - fairy lights are enduringly popular whatever the wedding style or theme.

Fairy lights are incredibly flexible. They work beautifully along walls, pillars, beams, ceilings and outdoors. Ceiling fairy light installations are ideal for wow factor lighting and create an exceptional backdrop for photographers.

We supply lighting for weddings and events including all equipment hire, installation and removal.

Fairy Light Canopy Designs

Fairy Light Star
Fairy Light Star Canopy with ChandelierOne of our most popular canopy designs is the fairy light star, where strands of lights radiate from a central point to other points around the barn walls. It works well in barns with a central point (such as a middle beam) but we also design stars with suspended centres for barns with an even number of beams.

Stars are popular because they can be combined with other design elements - such as a central chandelier, drapes or a cluster of paper lanterns, pom poms and honeycomb balls.


Crossed Strands
Fairy Light Crossed StrandsStrands suspended from the beam ends form a series of crosses along the barn. An excellent design when there are lots of beams as the effect looking down the barn is fantastic while being an efficient design to install, especially when the installation must be completed on the morning of the event.

Crossed strands works beautifully with fabric drapes, up and over drapes or lines of paper lanterns between the crosses for a perfect combination of sparkle and style.


Widthways
Widthways Fairy Light CanopyHung side to side across the width of the barn, widthways canopies create a dense, starry ceiling of lights.

Although sometimes time-consuming to install they offer a breathtaking level of sparkle which needs no other adornments.


Single Swag
Single Swag Fairy Light CanopySingle swag canopies create a single sweep of lights between two beams.

Naturally suited to venues with balconies, this design is also ideal for barns with only two beams and also works well in larger venues where the large catenary curve of the canopy doubles as a stunning backdrop to photos.


Multi Swag
Multi Swag Fairy LightsMulti-swag or parallel canopies are among the most time intensive to install and level so are best suited to venues with flexible access.

They're one of the more traditional designs with lights hung over each beam in turn.


Cross Canopy
Single Cross Fairy Light CanopySimilar to a single swag canopy, but in two halves which cross over to form a criss-cross pattern above the centre of the space.

Ideal for venues with two balconies at opposite ends or can also be used in larger venues forming a large swag between a pair of beams.


Gathered Canopies
Single Gathered Fairy Lights with ChandelierGathered canopies offer a fantastic combination of wow factor with greater install efficiency than a multi-swag by spacing the strands of lights closer together at the central fixing point(s) than at the ends.

Installed with either a single or double gather depending on the beam layout (single suits an odd number of beams, double is for even), this design is very popular due to the elegant shape it creates.

The double gather creates a bow shaped canopy with excellent coverage along a barn. The single gather creates a beautiful drop effect at the centre and can be used to good effect in long tithe barns.


Fan Canopy
Fairy Light Fan CanopyLights fan out dramatically from a tightly gathered point at one side to more widely spaced fixings at the other.

Perfect for tithe barns with a row of pillars along one side only.



Other Designs

Fairy Light Pillars and Swags

Curtains of lights, wound pillars and swags of lights bring sparkle and style. Where a ceiling canopy finishes at a wall or balcony, strands can be dropped down to the floor to create a backdrop.

For grain barns with pillars along the sides, lights can be wound around the vertical pillars with hanging lights swagged in between to accentuate the bays and the length of the barn.

Ceiling beams can be wound with lights, although from any given viewpoint only half of the lights will be visible (the other half being on the top or the far side of a beam). Winding beams can be a good option for low key lighting but canopies have a much greater impact.

Fairy Light Tree Trunk with Flood Lighting

Outdoors, fairy lights look fantastic wound around tree trunks, hung in trees, along balconies and under parasols.

Whether your barn wedding is rustic or formal, we can design fairy light canopies to suit your style and venue.

Explore our designs on Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/oakwoodevents

Quality

A high quality installation begins with high quality lights. Fairy lights vary in brightness, density, hue, colour consistency and robustness - fairy lights suitable for dramatic ceiling lighting in a large event space like a barn are very different from the lights which would be suitable for a Christmas tree at home.

We use exceptional quality connectable lights that are denser and brighter than typical lightweight Christmas lights. This means they make an impact even in daylight and benefit from being dimmed later in the evening to transform the atmosphere for the evening reception.

LED bulbs are reliable and have low power consumption; we favour warm white lights for a golden, candlelit glow which is perfect for a romantic atmosphere and flattering to skin tones. We also have ice white lights which make an occasional appearance for winter wonderland events!

We design fairy light installations to complement barns, marquees, halls and outdoor spaces. We use the latest technology alongside our specialist experience to deliver canopies that are consistently even, level and make the most of the event space. Canopies have to look great from every angle so they look as good in photographs as they do in person.

Installation

Every canopy is custom designed to the space - the ideal size, drop, spread and layout will be determined by the venue size, beam spacing, number of beams, height, the venue's light fittings and any other permanent features in the space. Combining the wedding style with an appreciation of the venue layout gives the best quality outcome for any ceiling installation. We have specialist equipment to make the most of available fixing points and we pride ourselves on having the utmost respect for the stunning buildings in which we work. Our fixings are temporary, non-damaging and we're a trusted supplier to venues which are hundreds of years old and have listed status.

Safety

We hold PLI, PAT, electrical safety and working at height certification but more importantly we have a rigorous attitude to safety. All of our ladders, scaffold towers and specialist equipment are well maintained and the breadth of our experience means that we are preferred suppliers in the most prestigious venues who value safe, reliable and efficient installations. We are experienced in providing large on-the-day installations under time pressure and packing down with the minimum of fuss.

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Customers Say...
Just wanted to say thank you, we loved the lighting and the paper lanterns were perfect. So many of our guests commented on the lighting, it was worth every penny!