Virtual Events is one of the largest event production companies in the Wedding industry.
Where are you based? Reading, Berkshire
How many weddings do you do a year? Over 350
How would you describe your style and what makes you unique?
Starting 5 years ago originally as a Mobile DJ Business, we took on a large stock of Photo Booths which gave us our recognition in the Wedding Industry. 2017 sees Virtual Events stocking everything you need Production wise for your wedding. Dance Floors, Wedding DJs, LED Light Up Letters, Magic Mirrors, Photo Booths, Staging, Star Clothes and Up Lighting just to name a few.
Our service is what makes us unique. From a Company point of view, we have a very happy returning client base. We tend to find ourselves doing, Birthday Parties for the same married families etc. Our staff have vast industry knowledge, coming from the corporate, wedding and even music industry sectors! All of our services are done in house, even our LED Light Up Letters are built by our director.
When should a couple book you?
From the moment you speak with us, you’ll receive our expertise’s, opinions and advice. We have lots of couples who return to us, even after not using our services asking us questions specific to the suppliers they’re using. For example, booking Dance Floors. There’s lots of fake floors from outside the UK that could go wrong on your big day, yes they are cheap but we’ll supply our knowledge on the product you might be getting to let you know what you’re getting. We stock UK manufactured floors, built and designed from our supplier in Leicestershire.
Do you come out to see the venue?
We certainly do. We of course take opportunity of visiting Bijou wedding venues every Wednesday for you to meet the team. On occasions, we cant always be there and on some occasions you might choose another venue outside the Bijou group. We’re always on hand and happy to customise your service to your solutions.
Do you hire the equipment or arrive at the venue on the day and dress the room on the couples’ behalf?
We can deliver, install, operate and collect all the services we provide. On occasions our couples might want to dry hire straight from us, and that’s no problem at all.
What would be your top tips for couples considering venue enhancement?
Our biggest tip would be to research the company’s products they supply. The industry from our side is very competitive, we love it! But sometimes there is companies operating with cheap/fake products and this could turn south on your big day. That’s why we offer any enquiries, that say they have found something cheaper, a full inspection of the products they would supply. We know the difference between a fake dance floor and a normal dance floor. But to couples who shouldn’t have to know, wont.
What are you expecting see more mainstream/more common in the next year or two?
A year or so ago, the next biggest thing was LED Love Letters. We had a huge amount of people enquiring about having their initials, custom letters, Mr & Mrs and so on. So we decided to purchase our own CNC Wood Cutting machine, and we bespoke all our letters and numbers in house. With our polished white finish and safe to touch LED bulbs, there simply isn’t a better product. We even sell them to other suppliers! We currently stock the full alphabet A-Z and Numbers 1-9 with a few hashtags and other trendy symbols. The beauty of using us for this service is, if we don’t have it, we can make it. Normally in a 7 day period turn around.
If you were getting married, how would you create the ultimate atmosphere in your venue?
First impressions in anything in life are really important. That’s why Brides wear beautiful dresses and the Groom even splashes out on a new suit! It all depends on your venue, but outdoor décor is something we feel always gets missed out. Some simple outdoor lighting washing onto your venues beautiful surroundings. It always sets the expectations for the rest of the night for your guests.
On entering your reception, why not have our beautiful sparkling LED dance floors, available in Black or White. Central to your Dance Floor our minimal DJ setup, with the latest technology in sound and intelligent lighting. To the right of your DJ rig, why not have you initials spelt out in our LED Love Letters. To the left, why not have one of our Photo Booths or Magic Mirrors to capture some fantastic photos of your guests enjoying themselves. The Booth/Mirror of course complemented with our event staff operators that will get involved with your celebrations and make it a night to remember. In the surrounding areas of your reception, where Mum & Dad might be taking 5mins from the Dance Floor, why not light up the whole room with our Wireless Controlled and Battery Powered Up Lights?
Sometimes our Bride and Grooms want to move away from the Wedding DJ and have a band instead. Well we can supply Staging, Sound and Lighting for your band of choice. We would work very closely with the band you book to make sure you have a unforgettable night of entertainment.