Tips On Getting The Best Outdoor Stage For Your Events
Event planning can be stressful. You have to make sure that everything is in order, up to the smallest details. If you are planning an outdoor event, whether it’s an intimate, a small party or a big concert, outdoor stage rental is something that needs attention. You don’t want to hire a stage that doesn’t suit your event and waste money in the process.
Here are some tips on how you can get the best outdoor stage for your upcoming event:
Identify the size
The size of your stage is one of the factors that you need to consider for your event. Before you pick up the phone and enquire at rental companies, it is best to have an idea about what size of stage you need. List the dimension including the height, width and depth based on the area where you plan to put up the stage.
You should also consider whether you want a stage with roof or a stage that allows for height adjustment.
Think of your stage design
At this point, you must have surveyed the area for your event and you already know how big is your stage going to be. So the next point to consider is the design of the stage you’d like to rent. Of course, they have to match the theme of your event. However, this is not just about aesthetics.
Check the materials of the stage that you are renting. They have to be sturdy. Most stages for rent are made from lightweight aluminum. Look for a stage that’s designed to be modular for easy expansion - just in case you will need extra space later on.
You can also look for a stage that can be adjusted depending on the terrain. Some stages are designed to adapt to sloped or uneven terrain. And since this is a stage that you will use outside, it is also a good idea to consider renting waterproof or weather-resistant finish.
Check the area’s terrain and weather
Speaking of weather and terrain, these two are one of the main factors to consider when planning for your outdoor event. Be sure to scope the area especially the corner where you plan to put up the stage. This will help you ensure that you get the right stage that will be perfect for whatever terrain you’ve got.
It is also very important to check the weather updates and forecast in the area. You don’t want your guests to get rained on, especially if the event requires formal attire. It will make it easier for you to decide whether you want a roofed stage if you know what kind of weather to expect.
Check your safety and other options
As you start to do your research on which stage hire company to enlist, make sure to note what kind of safety options they offer. Your rental company must provide assurance that your stage will be safe and your event a success. Check whether they have insurance and it is suitable cover.
Enquire about crowd control options, fire protection, and generators in case of power outage. Pit barriers and pedestrian barriers are usually offered as part of stage hire packages. If you’d rather not have stage step access, you can ask for a ramp or viewing platform instead.
Know your supplier
One of the hardest parts of planning an event is looking for a supplier. A Google search for “outdoor stage for hire” delivers hundreds of pages of results. Sure, all those websites may have a seemingly great offer, but can’t you just trust them? You have to make sure that whichever company you work with will provide you with the stage you need and also the best quality products and services.
Look for reviews and testimonials about these companies. Their social media profiles can give you a hint to how they conduct business - especially on Facebook since they have a rating system for business pages.
You can also check the company’s past projects and portfolio to see what kind of projects or events they have handled in the past. Call every prospective company in your list and possibly set up a meeting to discuss your event. See how they plan to accommodate your ideas, but don’t let them sweet-talk you into buying from any of them until you have checked all your options.
Planning an event can be stressful but not when you know what to do. We hope these tips can help you in your next event. If you are shopping for a concert stage, festival stage or mobile stage for a small event, UK Festival Stage Hire might be of help. Check out our products or portfolio. You may also call us at 0203 371 9989 for enquiries!