pa hire london -
part of the sound & light hire company
pa hire london provides professional audio visual services throughout london & the UK
pa hire london can provide everything for you're your event from the lighting, to sound equipment to staging & led furniture
we are london's number one sound & lighting hire company
here is a little more about the our companies where pa hire london started
If you want to learn a little more about the company behind PA Hire London, then let’s get started! The Sound & Light Hire Company have been in business for coming up to two decades. We originally started out serving the Surrey area, where the competition was relatively low, but demand was high. We then built on our early success and expanded to bring our services to London, and today we serve the whole of the UK from our Guildford base.
Over the years, the demand has remained fairly constant, but competition has become fierce. And yet, here we are, continuing to expand all these years later. How, you ask? Well, it’s pretty simple. We excel in providing reliable and professional service to each and every client. Whether you want to hire a small PA speaker package for your garden party in Wandsworth or go all out on an outdoor festival in Hyde Park, we treat every customer with the respect they deserve, no matter how big or small a job may be.
That’s why we’ve become the preferred supplier for so many local councils, wedding venues, and hotels right across London. We have built up a reputation that precedes us, and we go above and beyond to maintain and even exceed it.
Of course, we weren’t always this all-singing, all-dancing event equipment hire company. We started in the sound hire space and eventually moved into the lighting hire space. Our ethos was simple – reinvest what we earn into even more inventory that wows our customers. Before we knew it, we went from a small sound and lighting hire company to operating several warehouses chocked full of audio and visual equipment, including LED screens, outdoor festival stages, and star-lit dancefloors.
So what can we offer you? Well, we have two strings to our services bow. One is a ''dry hire'' service, which is suited to customers planning smaller, private events. If you’re looking for a cost-effective and convenient sound and lighting equipment hire service that allows you to plug in a laptop or stream music from your iPhone to a speaker system, this is the type of do-it-yourself service you’ll enjoy. Dry hire services are available on a massive selection of our equipment inventory, including disco lights and LED furniture.
By contrast, the other side of our business specialises in event production. If you’re unfamiliar with the term, this refers to looking after all aspects of an event that are technical in nature. In other words, we work closely with clients to plan and organise all kinds of events such as conferences, weddings, and product launches.
Not only do we handle all technical event production aspects such as the sound, lighting, stage design, and on-site support during the event, but we also provide life-like 3D visualisations of your chosen stage, set, and overall event productions to ensure you’re 100% happy with your choices before we go away and bring everything together for you. In other words, we can guarantee you’ll love what we have created for you by getting your approval beforehand!
Lastly, we have moved with the times, and we now provide this decade’s most prominent trend in the events industry – live streaming! We have invested in a full suite of industry-leading cameras (including Blackmagic and Canon), specialist streaming lighting, and hardware video encoders. Better yet, we can stream using any software platform of your choice. How’s that for flexibility?!
Hopefully, this little run-down has given you a quick overview of where we started and where we are now. If you are looking for PA hire in London or any of the surrounding areas, you know where we are and how to reach us! We can’t wait to hear what you have planned and show you how we can help turn your event into a runaway success!
what does pa hire london offer & how should you go about making a booking with us?
You might remember that we mentioned that PA Hire London is part of The Sound & Light Company at the top of this page. What that means for you is that the scope of the services we offer goes far beyond mere PA hire services!
We stock every essential piece of event equipment, including but not limited to lighting fixtures, both wired and wireless microphones, line arrays, stage monitors, amplifiers, mixing desks, and much more! You name it; we stock it! We even have active disco lights that sync to your music — a perfect dry hire option for your house or garden party.
For more extensive events, we can design and assemble a stunning production that is bound to leave your guests nothing less than impressed. From designing and manufacturing an ornate white tiered stage for your wedding to supplying and installing a sparkling star-lit dance floor, we deliver all aspects of technical event production. We really do leave no stone unturned!
It doesn’t matter whether you are a national company or a private individual. If you’re putting together an event that needs equipment hire services, we can supply it to you at a price that no one can beat in terms of value for money.
To give you a picture of our services throughout the year, we spend a large proportion of the summer months working on different festival sites in the UK (and in Europe) while also supplying individuals hosting parties, weddings, and outdoor cinema screenings. Then, when the nights draw in, we find ourselves ramping up our indoor event work, such as gala dinners, awards shows, arena music concerts, industry conferences, exhibitions, and extravagant Christmas and New Year’s Eve parties at some of London’s most prestigious venues.
While we first started our journey in Guildford, we now have London-based warehouses making us a fast and cost-effective option for audio visual hire services right across London and the rest of the UK.
We’ve invested heavily in the future regarding our live streaming equipment, and we are now helping our customers broadcast their events to a worldwide audience. That’s right, with PA Hire London, you can live-stream your product launch, conference, wedding, or any other event using any streaming platform of your choosing! Our range of Blackmagic and Canon cameras are industry-leading in their design and functionality, and they are particularly well-suited to live streaming.
Don’t forget we also have plenty in stock by way of screens. We have large flat-screen TVs that start at 50” and go right up to 110”! Need something bigger or something suitable for outdoor use, such as a festival screen or an outdoor cinema screen? No problem! We stock over 100 square metres of 3.9mm high-resolution IP-65-rated outdoor LED video panels.
We would just like to take this opportunity to thank you for spending time visiting our website, and we would invite you to read through some of the most common FAQs before proceeding through to our main site. We look forward to working with you very soon!
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What does it cost to hire wedding lighting?The overall price you pay will hinge primarily on the type of light you would like to hire. If you want something compelling on a tight budget, then it might make sense to opt for our cheapest lighting package, which includes two LED disco lights, a stand to hold the disco lights, and power cables. This package only costs £20, and it’s merely a case of plugging them in, and you’re good to go! They are sound activated, giving you a compelling and captivating light show on auto-pilot. With the addition of a smoke machine, these can provide more than enough for an intimate outdoor wedding reception, for example. By contrast, if you want to go full guns blazing, then there’s our completely bespoke lighting setups (which can include 3D visualisation should you need it). You’re looking at a minimum of £1500 to £2000 for this type of service, and you need to factor in the costs of rigging, lighting technician crew, transport and set up on-site. However, it has to be said; no client has ever regretted going for the spectacular! For both small and large lighting packages, we’ve developed an industry-leading reputation for going above and beyond. No matter how small a part we play in your wedding, we strive to do everything in our power to make it the most memorable event of your life. No matter where you are in London, we can help. Just get in touch to get a price for your London wedding, and we’ll have a quote back to you in 24 hours.
What does stage lighting cost to hire for my event?When it comes to stage lighting, your costs will depend heavily on the specific type of equipment you have hired. At the simpler end of the spectrum, we have LED Par Cans available for as little as £10 per light. These are simple yet effective lights that are great for school productions or small conference events. The advantage of hiring these lights is that they are plug and play. You’ll need very little instruction from us to get up and running. All you need are the power cables (which we supply), and that’s it, the rest is up to you! But what if you need something more professional and require the help of an experienced technical event production company to bring everything together? NO problem! Whether you’re planning an exhibition, a national awards show, or an extravagant wedding, we can help! From Mayfair to Mitcham, we can rig and operate stage lighting for your event! Once again, the price depends on the specifics of what you would like to hire. But to give you a quick example, the lighting for a wedding event can range from a couple of hundred pounds to several thousand depending on your choices. Conferences, by contrast, are in the range of £250 to £1500, while the latter figure marks the starting point for festival stage lighting packages. Also, don’t forget we can provide all aspects of stage production, including LED video panels.
What does it cost to hire a sound system for my event?Sound hire is undoubtedly one of our most popular services, especially during the summer party season. Speaking of which, a small active PA system for a small to medium-sized gathering of 100 people or fewer costs in the region of £75. If you need something a little bigger, such as a system capable of supporting a live band playing at a wedding, then our RCF 725A and RCF 8003 sub combo package will set you back a fraction more at £120. This comes with two active tops fitted with 15" and 2" drivers along with two active subwoofers fitted with a 1000W power amp using large 18" drivers — all for not much more than £100. Pretty incredible value, we think you’ll agree. Oh, and did we mention that this will cater for up to 300 people?! Making it a perfect, cost-effective solution for weddings, parties, and milestone birthday events. Finally, if you need the best in the business, we, of course, stock d&b audiotechnik, widely regarded as the best brand in the audio industry. We stock everything from their small active speakers, right up to their full point source and line array systems capable of supporting 10,000 attendees! We have d&b Q7 packages starting from £150, and our flagship Q1 series, which is suited to larger live outdoor events, starts from just £599.
What does it cost to hire a stage for an event?Costs very much depend on whether you’re hiring an indoor or an outdoor covered stage. To illustrate this point further, let’s give you a couple of examples. If you want to hire a small stage for a conference event that comes with a carpeted finish, you would be looking at an average cost of £250 - £350 plus delivery. This price estimate is based on a small four-metre wide by two-metre deep stage on one-foot legs. By contrast, if you’ve got your sights set on an outdoor event, then you can hire our six-metre by four-metre arc roof festival stage from £700 plus crew installation and delivery costs. We can build any size stage you require, and we stock outdoor stages from six metres by four metres right up to twelve metres wide by ten metres deep. No matter where you are in London, be it Lambeth or Stratford, we have a perfect stage solution for you, so just get in touch to get an accurate quote returned within 24 hours.
What does it cost to hire a projector & screen for my event?Let’s start by looking at the costs involved for smaller events such as garden parties, home movie nights, and business meetings. We would recommend a small projector (HD) and screen combo for these events, which would set you back £80. If you need us to set everything up for you, we can do this for you, and we only charge £65 for delivery and set up anywhere in London. But if you need something much more significant for an event such as an outdoor cinema screening, then we can help in this regard too. We recommend hiring our LED video screen system for these types of events as projectors just can't compete with the brightest of an outdoor LED screen. We stock an industry-leading 3.9mm LED screen, and it costs £75 per square metre to hire plus crew, transport, and hardware costs. To give you some idea of specific costs, a London outdoor screen hire package, at a screen size of five by three metres, would cost roughly £1500.
What does it cost to hire LED furniture for my party?We have a massive selection of LED furniture for you to choose from, and the price is very much dependent on the specific pieces you want to use for your event. For instance, you can hire an LED cube for as little as £20, whereas our LED poseur table will cost you £25 and the curved LED bench will cost you £30. If you're looking to push the boat out a little, hiring a round mobile LED bar will cost you £125 per section, and a typical garden party, wedding, or birthday party would need a minimum of two sections of the LED bar. If you really want to make a statement with a stunning centrepiece, you can order all eight segments and make a complete 360° LED bar to really wow your guests. If you're looking to hire LED furniture in London, we can deliver you a package of LED cubes, poseur tables, and curved benches for as little as £65. That includes set-up and collection! It doesn’t get any better value than that! So wherever you are based in London, be it Wembley or Wandsworth, we’ve got your LED furniture needs covered!
What does it cost to hire a wireless microphone for my event?Wireless microphones are a necessity for many events, and even more so if you are live streaming. But how much will hiring one set you back? Well, for reference, a wired microphone such as a Shure SM58 will cost you £5 per day to hire. But you’re probably looking to hire a wireless radio microphone if you’re hosting a conference, wedding, product launch, or awards evening. In that case, (style of wireless mic dependent), you’re looking at around £25 per day. That goes up to £45 if you want a wireless headset microphone with a belt pack. Don’t forget PA Hire London can supply the mixing desk, sound system, and other associated equipment required to use the wireless microphone too! We can bundle it all together into one cost-effective package for parties, weddings, corporate events, and more! These bundled packages start at just £90. If you require delivery and set up of your sound equipment, we charge a flat rate of £65, which includes collection. So if you need to hire a microphone for your event, PA Hire London is your best bet!