Shindig Lighting is one of our newest Preferred Vendors and we are thoroughly enjoying getting to know them. They’ve been so pleasant to work with and very enthusiastic about what they do and the event industry in general. We’re excited to feature them this week and look forward to working with them often in the future! Learn more about them in their own words:
Shindig Lighting is located in Bridgeport (our warehouse) and Greenwich, Connecticut. Since 2007, we have grown from up-lighting only to full lighting, lounge and photo booth services and have transformed venues for numerous weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs, fundraisers, birthday parties and trade shows.
It is extremely important to us to invest in the newest technologies to provide you with the best experience possible. Almost 100% of our lights use the newest LED technology, giving you the best colors and options available. Our battery operated up-lights lead the industry in their functionality and reliability. This enables us to put our lights in remote places (i.e. pillars in the middle of the room) where it would have been a safety problem running electrical cords.
While each one of our events is unique, the following are standard services we offer: Up-lighting, Centerpiece pinspotting, Gobo projections (as well as custom gobo projections), Dancefloor projections / lighting, Pipe and drape , Bistro lighting, Audio / video services, Illuminated cocktail tables, bars, coffee tables, and cubes, Black and white leather furniture and Photobooth with props and scrapbooks.
Feel free to call us and brainstorm about your next event at the Marquee! We love talking about different ways to enhance a venue and make it different from the rest!
With the new year comes new trends. Imagine enjoying one of our new after hour enhancement stations to cap off your night! Available seasonally, these special additions to your wedding or event leave a lasting impression on your guests. In the fall enjoy our Apple Cider and Warm Donut Display, pictured below. Warmer months opt for our Gershon Fox Lemonade Stand!
We’re honored to be nominated by Hartford Magazine for the Best Event Venue of 2014! We would love your vote! Please click here to start the voting process.
Register to vote for this year’s “Best of Hartford 2014”, then type in Hartford as your city. Then go to the category “Service” and you will see “Event Venue” and please select “Gershon Fox Ballroom, Hartford”. You must vote for at least 10 categories for your ballot to be accepted, so explore the all of the great categories and support other local businesses!
Everyone loves Etsy and the creative items you can find there. It’s so easy to get lost in the site with all of the inspiration found there! Today we wanted to share a selection of gorgeous boutonnieres which we love. Enjoy!
With Downton Abbey’s Fourth Season in full swing, we weren’t at all surprised to see some new inspiration galleries popping up on the internet. That being said, this one was particularly wonderful down to the last detail. We saw this through Style Me Pretty California and wanted to share it with all of you! Click here to visit the full gallery.
Another Preferred Vendor Feature today! We’re pleased to talk about Audio Media Solutions, or AMS. Located nearby in East Hartford, they offer a slew of services from music to lighting to photo booth services. They also love working with brides who want unique features like a special musical performance or a photo montage during the evening. We always know that when AMS is coming, we are in for a show!
AMS proudly offers a distinctive approach to weddings. When choosing a DJ, couples are often faced with a choice between a very well experienced DJ that may be a little dated for the type of party they want to have, versus a more youthful stylish DJ that might not suit the needs of the evening’s formalities. The unique DJ/MC combos at AMS provide both a seasoned MC and a modern club DJ to satisfy the full spectrum of needs throughout your event and keep everyone happy. AMS typically caters to a couple looking for a more modern and energetic event, while still maintaining the formality and pageantry of a traditional wedding.
AMS provides a fully custom service, designing the event specifically for you. Unlike most companies, we have no “canned” weddings; we tailor to your individual needs and desires to create a unique and worry-free experience every time. Detailed pre-event planning will help everything run smoothly on your wedding day. We provide music for the ceremony, cocktail hour, dinner, and dancing; photo booth services; entertainers for an unique jazz trio or string ensemble (and more!); photo/video montage; and lighting services to creative a stylish atmosphere.
Marisa and Dan’s wedding was a beautiful event here at Marquee, with the pops of vibrant orange and the sweet romantic moments captured by Tim Nosenzo from BSC Photo Studio. You can also see that it was a really fun time! We’re having trouble choosing a favorite moment in all of these images. Congrats, Marisa and Dan!
What a beautiful way to make your wedding favors personal and memorable! These favor bags by Mavora Art and Design on Etsy are customized with your names and wedding date, and they have a wax lining which works best for food favors. Just another special Etsy find that we wanted to share with you!
PS — Check out all of the other beautiful items in her shop — we are quite smitten!