Post # 1
I have the option of being upgraded to a larger ballroom for our reception… The room is a lot larger than our original. We are having about 130pp and the room can hold up to 350pp I am now considering uplighting and draping to fill the room and help create a “look” I was quoted about $900 for 16 uplights and drapes. I don’t know what they typically run…I was wondering if it is a good price. And thoughts on uplighting…?
Post # 3
It depends on your area, but that seems a bit pricey to me. My DJ/lighting company charges $500 for 10 uplights or $750 for 20. I negotiated so I am getting 10 uplights for $400 ($40 each), and yours are about $56 each.
I definitely think they make a difference in the ambience!
Post # 4
@tpinch: I think it depends on your area…..what you’re describing sounds pretty reasonable to me. I’m paying $250 for 8, which includes set up, but that is after a LOT of shopping around, and ultimately going with a friend of a friend, which lead to an awesome discount.
Post # 5
I should have been more clear in my pricing breakdown:
they are pricing them at $25 perlight and with 30 feet of draping my total + setup = $900.
So with the set-up fee they are running about $30 per light
I’m in the Tampa area
Post # 6
I think thats a reasonable amount, especially because it will have such a dramatic impact on the overall room! I think it will really help if you want the room to feel more intimate.
Post # 7
I think thats such a great idea!!!
I was quoted about $1200-$1500 very consistently for our uplighting…I managed to find a new company just starting out and offering a 50% off special, so we’re getting our uplights for $650…my suggestion would be to go online and request quotes from several companies to see if this is standard but sounds good to me…and TOTALLY worth it!
Post # 8
That sounds about the same as what I ended up paying. I love uplighting and I feel it does made a big difference in a room.
I opted for pink uplighting in our ballroom for dance party and people really loved all the pink.
Post # 9
How much is the draping alone? You could probably just do one or the other.
Post # 10
That’s about what I will be paying. My venue holds 300 and we are only having 120ish. So we are uplighting and draping too make it more intimate.
Post # 11
Our uplighting for a room that can hold 300 people is $250. It comes with the room, though (as in, it’s already installed)
Post # 12
Can you send me the info for your uplighting company?? I’m searching for one in the same area and that sounds like a great deal!!
Post # 13
To drape the walls and ceiling it costs like 5,000$ here… not counting uplighting. You’re getting a great deal IMO but of course, it depends on the going rate where you are!
Post # 14
I just found out about this website.
Check out their website for rentals. $19.00/per light with free shipping.
Post # 15
Go to an event rental store. Can find in phone book or on line. You get more for your dollar.
Post # 16
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