If you have a large outdoor living space and backyard and you want to host a huge event, there are things that you can have brought to your property and install to make this happen. Hosting a party can be a lot of fun, but also a lot of liability. Be sure to hire professionals for any services you need, or for any equipment you plan on renting. Here are some of the items you should have brought in.
You can rent outdoor lighting and sound equipment for the event. Talk with a rental company about a service that includes these things:
- Ground and overhead lighting options
- Exterior wiring
- Optional power source
The commercial equipment may have special power needs or electrical outlets. Be sure that the setup company will provide everything that you need for your event. Get quotes from the company to make sure.
The team will walk around your property and asses where it's easiest to put the lights, and what kind of lighting you want. This can be anything from:
- Overhead hanging lights
- Ground level lighting
- Light trails for walking
- Strobe lights
- Colored options
- Light projectors for special images or messages
Once the team knows exactly what you are imagining, it will be easier for them to give you a price.
If you are hiring a disc jockey for the event, they will most likely bring in all their own speakers. If you plan on using your own playlist from a streaming service that you own, then you will want to rent speakers. The company will talk about speaker placement, how to connect to the speakers, and show you how to adjust the volume. You may even be able to get a system with a microphone in case you want to stop the music and talk.
If you can set up tables and chairs on your own but are worried about having enough lighting and sound equipment to pull off your big event at your home, find a rental company. The company will have a lot of waivers and documents for you to sign when you agree on a price and the details of the day. Be sure to look over the fine print.
You also should call your homeowners insurance company to let them know about the special event. There could be insurance for this that you want to add that will also cover the equipment.
Contact a service provider to learn more about entertainment lighting rentals.