Want to make a grand statement? Separate an area? Set a mood?

Chic Event Rental’s lighting team has all your lighting needs covered. Serving the Monterey Peninsula and Salinas, Chic is proud to offer the largest inventory selection, a knowledgeable staff, and a creative team that you deserve.

Lighting is customized based on location, number of guests, weather conditions, budget, and other event-specific factors. Call Chic today and speak with one of our lighting specialists so we can help make your vision a reality.

String Lighting


String lights are small bulbs of light connected by a cord or string hung from the ceiling or across an area in the sky to act as a ceiling.

  • String lighting is the perfect solution to illuminate dance floors and dining areas.
  • We use commercial grade, pear shaped, 15-watt bulbs that are spaced 18″ apart to offer the perfect amount of warm light.
  • Unlike large outdoor fixtures, string lighting can illuminate a large area while still creating a charming and lovely ambiance that can be admired and appreciated by night.
  • When dining or dancing under these string lights, your event will be one that is remembered by you and your guests forever.

Up Lighting


Up-lights are a series of freestanding light fixtures, beautifying a room or the outside a building. The lights are placed on or near the floor to illuminate upward toward a wall or ceiling.

  • Up-lighting is one of the most inexpensive ways to transform a poorly lit space.
  • Many color options are available. While colors such as blue, pink, and purple are always popular, burnt orange and amber have a classy sophistication and provide a subtle warm candlelight-glow around the room.
  • When placed properly, up-lighting can take any design to a new level and create an entirely different level of ambiance.
  • By choosing up-lighting, clients may forego the overhead fluorescent lights at most venues that are generally unflattering. Up-lighting creates the perfect atmosphere and lighting for photos and videos.

LED Up-Lights


LED units have the ability to match virtually any color and allow for easy color transitions to create several different looks and moods throughout the evening. LED lights have the capability to change color or rotate to the beat of the music, creating a spectacular light show that is sure to impress your guests.

Pin Spot Lighting


Pin spot lighting produces a narrow beam of light to illuminate a small area and focus attention on a specific detail. Pin spots are typically mounted inconspicuously in corners of the room or are attached to the ceiling to maintain uniform lighting.

  • Pin spotting creates a dramatic effect that can transform a wedding cake, centerpieces, and table settings into magnificent works of art.
  • Pin spotting is especially important when using dark linens or floral bouquets for your centerpiece. Since darker colors recede in ballroom or dinner lighting, it’s a good idea to highlight the floral or linens with pin spotting.
  • Pin spotting is helpful if your venue has cathedral ceilings, as it helps keep the focus on your beautiful table decor.

Spotlighting or Wash Lighting


At most venues the patios and walkways are lit by permanent lighting fixtures that detract from the beauty of the venue – spotlighting allows these unwanted lights to be turned off. By eliminating the overpowering lighting and allowing Chic Events to bring in “light trees”—your venue will non-intrusively be illuminated with any color you desire.



  • A decorative lantern with festive decorations can change the atmosphere of any room.
  • These lanterns have a very low wattage, so the dimly lit lamp will enhance the ambience while providing you with the beauty of the Far East.
  • Decorative lanterns can easily bring a new atmosphere into any area – and with dozens of styles, colors and models to choose from, the possibilities for creativity are endless.
  • View our Lanterns

Chandeliers & Lanterns


  • Chandeliers create a dramatic mood and add grace and elegance.
  • For centuries, chandeliers have centered rooms to signifying prominence, wealth, and importance.
  • A chandelier is the ultimate way to take your guests’ breath away. Always a stunning centerpiece, a chandelier provides an elegance that is unparalleled by any other decoration.
  • Chandeliers represent style, warmth and most importantly, a spectacular source of light.
  • View our Chandeliers

Custom Gobo


A gobo is a circular stencil that is mounted over a light to project a design or pattern on a dance floor, wall, ceiling, or other surface.

  • Custom gobos are the perfect way to customize your event in a unique and affordable way.
  • Ideal for corporate events, a custom gobo allows for brand promotion by displaying company logos near the entrance, around the conference room or on the dance floor.
  • Custom gobos can be used year after year once created, making them both a green choice and cost effective.
  • Custom gobos are great for weddings, as they allow couples to have a unique projection that is truly their own as part of the celebration.
  • Since gobos are crafted of metal and are custom designed for each customer, we encourage them to be kept as a special keepsake of their celebration. If a corporate loge is being created, you can use the same gobo for many years
  • Custom gobos are perfect for birthday parties, anniversaries, and holiday parties.
  • The design consultants at Chic Events can provide many ideas for a personalized gobo and can work with you to help design and create your gobo. Client’s may also provide their own artwork.