About the company
Established in 2005, Velvet Entertainment has been producing extraordinary tailor-made parties and events for the last 15 years. From all-round planning to providing the finest live entertainment the industry has to offer, we are here to assist in the creation of your perfect event. With many facets to our service and a flexible approach, we always aim to deliver the best event possible for your tastes and budget.
Velvet Entertainment is the go-to team for all matters relating to event production and entertainment including sound, lighting, AV and event design. With our sister team at Velvet Living and our European locations, we have the best selection of furniture and accessories for hire in addition to specialist sourcing and event advice. Our expert team can assist with every element of your event and will be there to offer advice every step of the way.
We have experience doing events outside the UK.
We would describe event production as the unsung hero of events. It is where all the technical elements of an event are brought together to realise your vision. This includes many aspects such as lighting, sound, video & projection, staging, draping, dance floors, set design, power distribution and rigging. At Velvet we will listen to your requirements and advise on what restrictions there may be, we will then come up with a creative technical solution that not only looks stunning but will ensure all of your brief is executed in the best way possible.
There's no right or wrong but working with the venue palette is often the best. The beauty of modern event lighting is that it's usually very easy to completely change the look of an event at the press of a button. Popular colours tend to be ambers, pinks, reds, purples and blues. We would always recommend spot lighting key areas of the venue like a cake display, bars, speeches and table centres in a warm white.
It needn't be. Our wireless uplighters are quick and easy to install and can really transform a space, and in this instance we don't even need to provide a technician which can really help keep costs under control. We provide equipment for events of all sizes and budgets so we would always recommend that you get in touch.
Not necessarily. With a combination of wireless and LED lighting the power draw can be quite low, especially if the catering is done on gas, so we can use the house power. We will do all the calculations and advise should you get to a point where you require a generator.
Yes, we work at many protected venues. We can supply discrete free-standing lighting and sound equipment that looks and sounds great without touching the building.
We've set up events with sound, lighting, video, carpet and staging in 30 minutes and we're used to deadlines. It's all in the planning!
We have a range to suit budget and crowd size - but you can't beat our d&b Audiotechnik equipment for quality, punch and packaging - it's the industry's go-to, with discrete speakers for small speeches right up to concert size. We also stock digital mixers and processing for ultimate sound control, radio microphones and band equipment. You can also have them in white!
It's really up to you, the more you have the better it will look and the more control and options you will have, but we don't believe there is a minimum and we will always find the most effective way of using the lighting that you have booked to give the biggest impact. If you already have a technician and a van coming to set up your event, adding a few extra bits can be quite cost-effective.
Absolutely! Firstly we are part of a group of companies. We have an arm of the business that deals with artist bookings and entertainment and our sister company Velvet Living supplies furniture and styling accessories for events. As well as this we are always collaborating behind the scenes with party planners, florists, caterers, marquee contractors and musicians to ensure your event goes smoothly. We could quite easily supply the bulk of your event requirements “in-house” if you wanted us to do that, and we are also very happy to suggest other suppliers that we trust and work with regularly for items that are beyond our realm. For a small fee we are happy to project manage all these things, leaving you to concentrate on the finer details.
Yes, or a wedding, bar mitzvah or gala dinner! If you have an event and need any kind of technical support, we're here to help.
With a big team of VL, VE, VR, all the furniture and production warehouse full timers and temps there are a lot of birthdays, so there's a lot of cake in the office!
"Hope I already said a big THANK YOU for running such a professional and flawless wedding party last weekend. It's been straight back into it this week, so apologies if I haven't already said how much we appreciate your hard work, long hours, and generally brilliant Velvet team! Hope you have a great and well-deserved holiday. Many thanks, Charlotte"Charlotte Aitken, Albion Parties
"I just wanted to say a HUGE thank you to you and your team for all your help with Saturday’s event! You were such a star for coming in so last minute and making everything work – as well as being patient with the very slow sign off!! Your team are always a pleasure to work with and willing to make anything happen. I know Evelina appreciated this, especially as you were able to make her video work and visible for all guests!! Also can you please pass on a special thanks to Joe who was very patient with many last minute performances and changes to the schedule!! Looking forward to working together soon. Best, Harriet "Harriet