A banqueting style table plan always adds a certain grandeur to the occasion and candles never fail to set an elegant tone as on thsi occasion for 140 guests when the row of candelabra enhance their effect of the setting. A static mirror ball "peppers" the room with dots of lights that enliven the feel of the Amadeus especially later on when the mirror ball is in rotating mode. the colour tones used here the natural effect of two halogen spots and two other having pale gold (Lee 152) filters which takes away some of the uniformity that can sometimes be the effect of a mirror ball especially when cold white LED spots are used. LED spot lights can however be great when used with a mirror ball since with DMX controls the lights can run through a sequence of colours ate varying speeds which for a party is very effective.
Theming at the Amadeus has taken many forms and on this occasion "jungle" was on the mood board. Wrapped in hessian with palm fronds attached the Lower Hall columns succeeded in setting the scene. The Amadeus with it's vaulted ceilings and multiple columns lends itself to imaginative use of the space. From Space Odyssey to Party with the Tsars the Amadeus has seen them all since it first started life as a venue in 1990. Prior to that date the building was owned by the Welsh Presbyterians, who after it's sale were on occasions delighted to return and see the building in good condition and not used as a warehouse. It does in fact retain its status as a place of worship.
We often say to clients if there is one thing you should consider when planning a reception it is lighting your flowers. After often spending large sums of money on table centres, bouquets and button holes it is a shame to see them placed in a sometimes poorly lit or on other occasions over lit space. Flowers need light not just
to survive but also to look their best and using narrow beam halogen spots ensure that your displays achieve the impact that you would wish them to do, on the day.