Gala Dinner Production
Nationwide service, including: London – Manchester – Liverpool – Birmingham – Leeds – Sheffield
Everyone absolutely loved the stage and your team really helped to calm my nerves too! Thank you so much for delivering a spectacular evening and I look forward to working with you next year..
Your Gala Dinner may be a means of raising money, promoting your brand or recognising excellence, whatever the purpose of the event we will design an elegant solution that supports your vision.
At HAV we understand organising a Gala dinner is a big job. Our project managers are on hand to take some of the strain and help you design a perfect event. You’ll need a carefully chosen staging & audio visual package including impactful lighting, to create the perfect ambiance, and perfect sound reproduction to ensure your guests hear every word clearly.
We will work closely with your internal team and can assist with branding & content, graphics & twitter walls as well as auction technology & live audience polling to add an interactive element.
HAV can cater to the specific equipment requirements of any entertainment you have booked & provide stage management on the night to allow you to sit back, relax and enjoy your gala dinner.
From delivery, to installation & operation on site our event design will create impact & also create excellent return on investment. Here’s some of the key elements to producing the perfect event..
A well chosen audio visual solution is key to ensuring your guests can see & hear what’s everything that happens around the room & on stage. We can supply you with an array of state of the art AV equipment including sound, lighting, video & staging. We own all of the equipment we hire to you, so our technicians are expert in setting it up & operating it optimally. Owning the equipment also means we are in control of it’s condition, availability & hire cost!
We work in stately homes, hotels, exhibition centres, arena’s & private residences. From Concorde Conference Centre in Manchester, to Porchester Hall in London to the ACC in Liverpool each event space presents its own challenge. Your package will almost certainly including spotlighting for the stage area, so everyone on stage can be seen clearly by your audience, but also mood lighting to transform the ambiance of the room. Intelligent effect lighting can be used as ‘eye candy’ or perhaps during your entertainment or guest entry to the room to add the wow factor. Our lighting packages can be used to subtley enhance or completely transform your event space creating a beautiful backdrop to your event.
CONTENT & GRAPHICS
Our in house design team can help you with custom slideshow design & video production, as well as sourcing any specific music requests, playlists or ‘stings’, all thoroughly tested in our design studio prior to the event to ensure things run perfectly on the night.
FILMING & VIDEO CREATION
We can film your event in HD or 4k, as well as live feed to any on site screens, and supply footage post event that can be used across multiple media platforms. HAV benefit from having an in house post production suite to produce slick edits, company films & show reels which can also be used for online video advertising.
We stock staging hire solutions to fit all budgets. From simple, but professional, backdrops to custom made bespoke stage sets incorporating projection screens & LED Video walls. We have designed staging for a wide range of gala dinner styles from clean, crisp corporate solutions for pharmaceutical companies, to fun Circus Themed staging with custom props & printed graphics to your requirements.
TECHNICAL SUPPORT-SET UP, REHEARSAL, ON SITE THROUGHOUT
After 12 years in business & performing over 1800 successful events we know what can go wrong or what challenges we might face on the night. Our skilled team of polite, smartly presented,experienced, audio visual technicians will be on site throughout set up, rehearsal, live event & de-rig to ensure the technical side of your event runs perfectly.
By following our tried & tested process (links to start your project page) our project managers will take your plan, your vision, & use all of the above tools to make it a reality. Our goal is to engage your audience, create ‘wow’ factor & deliver an entertaining, memorable, seamless solution so you come back to us year after year
If you are organising a gala dinner anywhere in the UK, be it London, Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool or elsewhere don’t hesitate to contact us to see if we click.
Case Study: Gala Dinner Production
HAV were selected by our event agency client to provide audio visual hire and event production services for a star studded 750 guest charity gala dinner in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.
Attended by the stars of Coronation Street & leading lights of Emmerdale ,The Gavin Blyth Ball is a high profile fundraising event organised to honour the memory of former Emmerdale producer Gavin Blyth. The H-AV team were delighted to be invited to provide event production services in the giant aircraft hangar that is Concorde Conference Centre.
H-AV worked in close contact with our event agency client to develop a high impact stage, audio & lighting design befitting one of the most dramatic venues in the UK.
The hangar is vast so not without its challenges from a Sound & Lighting perspective so senior project manager James Humphries was kept on his toes when implementing the final design.
The dinner comprised welcome reception where invited guests were treated to a tour of the actual plane & onboard champagne, performances from multiple acts including stars such as Kym Marsh, an auction, live band, dj & casino.
Gala Dinner Stage Set Design & Construction
Our team were tasked with providing a stage set that would look glitzy & glamorous for a high profile, star-studded event of this kind. Stock set flats were utilised to keep within budget & frame x2 rear projection screens. High power HD projectors with short throw lenses were specced to provide punchy slide visuals minimise projection distance. A central white star cloth backdrop was washed in colour by multiple LED pixels & moving heads to create the ‘wow’ factor.
Audio Visual Hire
Humphries Audio Visual supplied a ‘one source’ complete audio visual hire solution for the event including audio, lighting, video, recording, projection, sound, camera equipment & on site technical support throughout the event.
With a running order tightly packed with artist performances our sound engineer Dave Farnworth provided a structured approach to rehearsals to ensure all acts were comfortable on stage. A total of 14 Yamaha Full Range boxes were deployed around the massive event space to ensure all guests experienced crystal clear sound no matter where they were sat.
Our designers programmed a beautiful show to tie in with the event colour schemes but also provide wow factor & changing scenes & moods. By combining LED pixels & LED Moving heads on a rear truss the resulting lightshow looked spectacular. Further high output LED fixtures were used around the venue to wash the walls, architecture & concorde itself, with colour.
With some difficult sight lines in the venue due to concorde’s wheel assembly, cabin steps & other obstructions our camera team’s live feed to screen ensured all on stage activity was visible to all member of the audience.
Star cloth Backdrop Hire
A large quantity of black twinkling star cloth drape was rigged (over 100m) using a freestanding pipe & base system to provide a backdrop to the casino area & also to split the various zones: performance/catering/entrance/reception.
Band Audio Hire
An array of Sennheiser wireless microphones were utilised to ensure
Company Director James Humphries commented:
We were delighted to be chosen to provide production for this prestigious & exciting event. The ball was a great success & substantial funds were raised for Macmillan Cancer Support, which is a great cause. We look forward to working on the Blyth Ball in the future.