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Festoon and Fairy Light Design & Installation


As well as canopies, festoons are flexible and can be dropped down walls to create a back drop, swagged between pillars or installed alongside fairy lights for something different. Lights make a big impact even in relatively small quantities making them an ideal partner to other services. Fabric drops, fabric swags, bunting, lanterns and pom poms all suit the style of barn festoon lighting. In marquees, festoons can complement bunting, lanterns and chandeliers and fairy lights can be hung in curtains for dramatic effect.

Festoon Lights in Crossed Strand layout
Festoon Lights in Randoom Loop layout

Crossed Strands

Suspended from the beam braces or beam ends, lights are hung in a generous swag from point to point, creating crosses of lights along the barn. A great design in its own right while also being an excellent match for other décor elements such as bunting, drapes, lanterns and pompoms.

Random Loops

Random loops are an ideal design for those wanting an unstructured but dramatic and luxurious feel. Random loops use hundreds of metres of lighting and are completely custom for every installation but the best thing is that this look photographs beautifully as it is unique from every angle. Shown here with paper lanterns added to selected bulbs as a finishing touch.

Festoon Lights in Widthway layout


Widthways canopies are best for a more dense look or where a ceiling canopy of lights is desired. Lights are hung back and forth to create a big impact lighting canopy.

Festoon Lights in Single Swag layout

Single Swag

A single swag is created by zig zagging back and forth between two of the main beams. A great design for personalising with paper lanterns in a colour to match your wedding theme hung  on random bulbs. The example shown here had white paper lanterns added to some of the bulbs.

Outdoor Festoon Lights in Star Canopy layout
Outdoor Festoon Lighting in Swag layout

Outdoor Lighting Designs


Use festoon or Fairy lights to make the most of an outdoor space, allowing your guests to continue to use an outdoor area after the sun sets in the evening.

Outdoor Swags

Outdoor Festoon or Fairy Lights can be hung along the edge of barns or buildings and look lovely hung in the branches of large trees. They can be installed on short fencing poles to line walkways or along balstrudes and patio railings.

Outdoor Star Canopy

Outdoor Festoon or Fairy Star Canopy - For that wow factor in a courtyard or garden setting our free standing star canopy makes the outside space as magical after dark as indoors.

Installation (optional)


We install our canopies on dimmers so the right atmosphere can be set for the evening reception. Experienced in working in old and listed buildings, we respect the venues where we work and use temporary, non-damaging fixings. We take safety seriously and can supply evidence of our public liability insurance (PLI) and portable appliance testing (PAT). We undertake working at height and electrical training and all of our ladders, scaffold towers and specialist equipment is regularly maintained and checked.

We pride ourselves on our smart, efficient and polite approach to installs and pack downs. Our level canopies, technical excellence and designs that maximise the venue features are borne from our extensive experience specialising in barn lighting.  So whether you are after a temporary or permanent installation, big or small you can be confident we'll get the job done and to an impressive standard.


We have handled some spectacular installations and would love the opportunity to light up your next event, wedding, party or backyard.

For lots more images of our festoon light installations, see our Facebook Page

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