Five ways to totally transform a venue #1 Lighting

Five ways to totally transform a venue…..



The world of weddings is breaking away from tradition, moving beyond the boundaries of a church or registry office and function room reception, with couples now able to experiment with spaces to host their ceremony and reception, posing new decor challenges.

At STYLISH we believe that any space can be transformed with a little bit of creative magic. We’ve worked with many venues, both traditional and unusual that are simply not wedding ready in their naked form. From quaint little village halls in the deepest Somerset countryside, marquees, hotels and even a stable, decor is as essential to your wedding as the happy couple!

There’s so much that can be done to transform a space from the everyday to the extra special. With advice from our expert team of creatives, including decor specialists and DJ’s, we’ve put together a series of blogs revealing our guide to decor that will absolutely transform any space, giving you freedom to design a space that’s unique to you.

This week we’re showcasing our beautiful range of lighting design.


Lighting is one of the most popular design elements in wedding venue decoration, due to it’s simple yet transformative effect on a space, both indoor and outdoor.


Light and Shade tree lighting

The Light and Shade style is a huge hit with many of our clients, as the shades, which glow bright white in the day and a warm yellow in the evening, are hung elegantly around a tree or canopy, and create a beautiful backdrop for photos. They are adaptable to space and can be used with festoon or fairy lights to create a modern, minimalist look, perfect for those Instagram moments.

Ashton Court Mansion ready for a party.

The music room at Ashton Court Manor in Bristol for a Willy Wonka Themed party.

Mells Barn Dressed for A Wedding Reception

Mells Barn with Stylish Entertainment's Fairy Light Zig Zag Canopy and White Shades

Image of a smartly dressed bride and groom embracing underneath a large tree with festoon lighting.

Fairy lights

Another classic option, which can be installed in many different designs creating a number of different light effects for both indoor and outdoor settings. Canopies are a popular option for covering ceilings or in barns to give a warm intimate feeling great for dining room decor. Larger festoon lights are also available and can be used to guide the way up the aisle or create paths and outdoor canopies with a stronger light. 

Pennard House in Somerset

Wick Famr Wedding Venue in Bath with a stylish fairy-light canopy

Wick Farm near Bath is a beautiful wedding barn venue, we created this Star Burst canopy with white cable.


Uplighting is another amazing way to disguise a room, buy changing the colour and creating an atmosphere with mood lighting. From dance floors, to art installations, LED strips create a dramatic glow. Dressing your venue to impress has never been easier.

Babington House Bar with additional LED up-lighting.

This is Magenta LED up-lighting in the bar at Babington House Hotel.

Image of a swimming pool ready for a party.

Swimming Pool with added Cocktail Bar, Lighting, Shades and LED Furniture.

Our STYLISH range of lighting is available for hire, including delivery and installment at your venue by our professional team. For the full gallery of our lighting head to

Next time, we’ll be showcasing Venue Dressing as part of our decor series.

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