Winter events can often be more difficult to host than outdoor events held in the Summer. If you’re planning an event in the winter months then you’ll need to be aware of how the colder weather and other factors could affect it.
Cold temperatures, gloomy rain, risk of lightning, snow and freezing equipment…all of these issues will need to be factored in when organising your event. See some of our top recommendations for things to think about when planning your next outdoor winter event.
#1 Make Sure Safe Flooring Is Implemented
Wet weather increases the risk of trips and slippages from your audience, so it’s important to invest in adequate flooring. The ground you host your event on will likely be wet too, meaning you need to install floor protectors, pathways and more.
#2 Use Mobile Staging For Flexibility
Outdoor events are more prone to cancellation, or last minute changes in operations. Using a mobile stage hire solution means that you can adapt your plans with minimum impact – assembling your stage quickly and moving as needed. The mobile stages are also weatherproof, meaning they can be used safely even in huge downpours.
#3 Invest In Adequate Night Lighting
The shorter evenings mean that you’re guaranteed to need lighting for your event. You’ll need good lighting for entertainment areas and for safety purposes – making sure that exits, walkways and more are adequately lit.
#4 Use Waterproof Equipment Only
The risk of rain and poor weather means that you have to ensure all of the equipment you use is suitable for the outdoors. At Stage Connections we have a huge range of outdoor lighting, sound, special effects equipment and more. Speak to our experts today and let them know if you’re planning a winter event and they’ll be able to advise you on the perfect equipment to suit your requirements.
#5 Create A Secure Indoor Area
In case the weather turns, or the cold becomes unbearable, it’s a good idea to have some parts of your event under cover – team areas, bars and stages etc. Make sure you pitch some indoor areas, no matter how small, and that you adapt your equipment for these areas. Stage Connections consultants will be able to advise you on how to work with the space you have available, including how to ensure that adequate power is supplied to each of these areas.
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