Four Ways to Using Lighting at Your Event

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Lighting can definitely make or break an event experience. Taking the time to carefully plan and map the lighting at your event can create an amazing experience for your guests and ensure a night to remember. Having lights that are too bright can make your event seem harsh and cold, while having lighting that’s too dark will potentially be dangerous and your guests can miss important elements of your event and the effort you put into its design.

You want to have ambience at your event and having properly placed lights can give you that effect. Items such as light centrepieces and floral arrangements can also be very effective. Additionally, lighting can be used to direct your guests’ attention to activities going on within your event. To find the perfect lighting, here are four ideas to make your next event shine.


Use lighting around the perimeter of your event venue to prevent your space from looking bland. Uplighting is a great way to create an atmosphere and is especially important for simple and basic venues like galleries, ballrooms, or a conference center. These event spaces tend to look bland if you don’t have proper lighting and don’t add in colour. Because these spaces are so empty, they often lack character and need lighting and decor to build ambience; however, this allows for a more creative process when it comes to planning your event. The lighting is a great opportunity to tie in a colour that goes with your theme and will be the first thing your guests see upon entering.


A gobo is a beam of light with a metal stencil over it that creates a pattern that is projected onto the walls and ceiling. Gobos can project any design or pattern you wish, including abstract shapes, patterns, pictures, and even logos. You can project gobos onto ceilings, floors, and walls. They are a great way to add an element of design and depth to your event. They can transform your event by giving it a dynamic atmosphere and feel and can be extremely useful to promote your brand. Having your brand’s logo in bright, crisp lighting will create a visual impact that will definitely catch the eyes of your guests. Gobos can go almost anywhere and are highly flexible, working perfectly with many types of events such as conventions, galas, and even weddings.

Create a Light Show

Who doesn’t love a great light show? A light show is a fun and entertaining way to grab your guests’ attention. Light shows are often combined with the first two lighting techniques, uplighting and gobos. However, unlike the first two options, these lights will be constantly moving and flashing. You will need a lighting engineer to design a custom show specifically for your event in order to get the best results. Light shows are often used at corporate events before an awards ceremony or speeches to capture the crowd’s attention and build excitement for the main event. They are also great at creating fun and cheerful dance vibes at galas and high energy concerts. Light shows make a very memorable experience and keep the energy high at events!

Highlight Design with Pin Lighting

Pin lighting is using spotlights to draw attention to specific areas of your event. Using a spotlight creates a dramatic effect that can transform centrepieces, decor elements, and table settings into incredible pieces of art and gives your event a completely different atmosphere. Pin lighting can add drama to your event. For example, if you have dark table linens, pin lighting can focus on the centrepieces, allowing them to stand out. Pin lighting will thus make your event design a more dynamic visual experience.

Château Le Jardin is an event venue located in Vaughan that has over 38,000 square feet of beautifully appointed function space and can accommodate up to 1,300 guests. Whether you are planning a small get together or a large corporate function, we can accommodate anything you wish to plan for, not to mention we are fully equipped with an experienced catering and culinary team. For more information, contact Château Le Jardin at 1-888-517-0682 or visit our website.