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Outdoor Event Lighting Rentals

When it comes to outdoor event lighting, there is no one-size-fits-all. Every event requires different event lighting rentals. Tower lights flood an area with lights. Up-lighting provides a more formal and fun tent atmosphere while strategic lighting highlights décor. Paper lanterns can pull elements of a theme together and give it a more whimsical feel. Chandeliers complete a formal atmosphere. These event lights are only the start of possibilities for event lighting. Plus, event lights can be combined to create a new and one-of-kind event atmosphere.

The type of lighting is not the only factor in event lighting success. The amount of lighting is another critical factor; the right event lighting is not too dim or too bright and illuminates all the right event elements (or projects them onto a surface for added interest!)

The last element of coordinating lighting for an outdoor event is the power source. Some outdoor venues, even with outlets, may not have an electrical system that can support substantial event lights or numerous individual units. (Consult with local rental professionals who can assess event needs and provide the right event lighting.)

Tower Lights

Tower lights provide a large amount of overhead event lighting without any overhead lines. These lights can illuminate a sports field or any large outdoor space.

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Up-lighting

Up-lighting is ideal for outdoor events with tents. These lights provide a bright glow that can be as bright or as dim as the atmosphere requires. Up-lights can provide adequate lighting for the largest and smallest events. These lights are suitable for company picnics, weddings, festivals, and concerts.

tent with beautiful colored lighting

Colored Lighting

Colored up-lighting adds drama to any event, making it a top pick for weddings and concerts. The choice of colors can be coordinated to fit the event and other event décor. Colored lighting can be used strategically to add interest to strategic areas or to décor elements.

tent wedding with chandeliers and string lights

String Lights

String lights are a great way to make an outdoor event feel like a night under the stars. With the right tent and drapes, string lights can also add a touch of elegance to a formal event. String lights can also make an outdoor event tent feel larger or more smaller and intimate. The same lights can do any of these functions, especially when coordinate with the right tents, tables, and décor. Because of their versatility, string lights are perfect for weddings, restaurant events, and corporate events.

chandelier lighting in tent

Chandeliers

Chandeliers make a statement at any outdoor event, adding formality to any event. These beautiful, elegant lights can be combined with string lighting and pin lights for a dramatic effect. Chandeliers are a wonderful addition to a wedding, gala, or another formal outdoor event.

wedding tent with paper lanterns

Paper Lanterns

Paper lanterns are whimsical, formal, or fun depending on the combination with other décor. At an event with neutral décor, white paper lanterns can blend for a seamless look. For an outdoor event with a more creative décor, colored paper lanterns are the pop of color that can put the event décor over the top. With a variety of looks, paper lanterns are suitable for weddings, open houses, staff events, and other outdoor events.

event lighting with dice for casino party theme

Projection

Projection lighting can set any outdoor event apart. This unique lighting can project newlywed names on a ceiling or the outline of dice onto the tent at a casino-themed event. This custom lighting adds an extra flair to any event, leaving guests in awe of the custom lighting that creates a one-of-a-kind atmosphere.

lamp posts on patio for outdoor event lighting

Lamp Posts

Lamp posts are an event lighting option that fits with a variety of themes. These outdoor event lights are a classic touch that suits a throwback-themed event and vintage wedding. Lamp posts are a great way to illuminate a patio or gathering space or mark an entryway.

20+ Chicago Party Rental Ideas (& Great Event Themes!)

royal theme event with party rentalYour party can be the event of the year—if you “dress it up” with the party rentals that make your event the talk of Chicago. Plan your fundraiser, corporate party, or community event around these fantastic party themes, then put it over-the-top with party rentals like popcorn machines, linens, chairs, and portable bars. The sky is the limit with party planning (just ask us for party rental ideas).

Picnic/Carnival

checkered linen party rental for carnival party themeA picnic or carnival theme is one of the most popular party themes, primarily because guests love every second of a good picnic! For a fantastic picnic-themed party, give your fundraiser or party guests numerous sources of entertainment, such as a dunk tank, ring toss, balloon pop game, and gone fishing game (other ideas for carnival-themed party games here). But the fun shouldn’t stop there; a good picnic or carnival is full of all the delicious carnival treats that complete the carnival theme.

Party Rental Ideas: Checkered Linens, Popcorn Machine, Hot dog Steamer, Cotton Candy Machine, Snow Cone Machine, Slushy Maker, Ice Chests, Sound System (for background music and announcements)

Casino Royale

event lighting with dice for casino party themeTransport your guests to Las Vegas without the plane ride! Think card dealers, show girls, lighting, and all the glitz and glam that comes with a day at Casino Royale. To pull off this party theme, think big. Nothing less will do—and certainly won’t have the larger-than-life impact party guests expect.

Party Rental Ideas: Lighting, Red, black & gold linens, Gaming machines and stations, Portable Bar, Margarita Machine, Sound System (for background music and announcements), Stage (for main stage entertainment and announcement)

Beach/Tropical

beach themed table with food service dishesA beach party or tropical theme can be a great break from a cold Chicago winter day or a chance to cool down from blistering summer heat. Give your guests the chance to show off their best beach or tropical wear with a selfie station—and a few other themed party rentals that can put the event over the top.

Party Rental Ideas: Margarita Machine, Portable Bar, Grass table skirts, Slushy Maker, Chill Tables, Stage (for a tropical band), Sound System (for tropical background music)

A Night at the Movies

popcorn machine party rental for movie party themeMake your party guests feel like the star of the show with this party theme. Dress up your event space with the lighting and décor that makes guests feel like they are headed to a Hollywood show. If your party is a fundraiser, raise money by selling delicious movie treats, such as popcorn, hot dogs, candy, and sodas.

Party Rental Ideas: Checkered Linens, Popcorn Machine, Hot Dog Steamer